Mayan Garden Club, October 2017

The Sapote


This wonderful tree is found from the Yucatan to Costa Rica. Its fruit is sometimes known as the Mexican apple.  Its scientific name is Casimiroa edulis , named for Casimiro from Hidalgo, Mexico, who fought and died in the Mexican War of Independence.

The fruit of the Sapote tree is divine, tasting like a pear with a hint of cinnamon. There are from 1 to 5 seeds which are easily started for more sapote trees. However, the trees are very slow growing and can reach a height of 16 mt.

Also, you can dry the seeds and grind them to make a great facial mask.




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