Fruit ID help please

socalgardengalFebruary 5, 2014

My hubby brought me a bag of fruit from a customers house. The customer does not know what they are. He said they were a japanese fruit. I thought they were asian pears but the seeds are huge, just like mini mango seeds. The fruit is about the size of a baseball and super soft almost mushy. Taste is fantastic almost like cotton candy or Juicy fruit gum. There are 4 seeds. I thought also that they might be Santol but not quite sure. I'm starting a few seeds just to see if the will grow because the fruit is just that amazing lol. Its worth the wait :) Here's a few pics

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socalgardengal

One more pic of the fruit whole. Thank you for any info :)

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 11:43AM
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socalgardengal

Pic of the bottom pointed end. Don't know if it helps.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 11:45AM
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dangermouse01

White sapote maybe?

DM

Here is a link that might be useful: picture looks kinda the same

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 7:13PM
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socalgardengal

I think that must be it. Sounds and looks just like it. They are amazing fruits! Delicious! Thank you for helping dangermouse01, I appreciate it :)

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 8:12PM
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dangermouse01

Glad to help socalgardengal.
Haven't tasted the white sapote myself yet, but a friend gave me one of her extra WS seedlings. So maybe in about 4 years.....

DM

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 4:47PM
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socalgardengal

They are absolutely AMAZING!!! Thanks again for the help :)

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 5:11PM
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sapote(10a)

They are sure White Sapote. I also think your fruits were a little over ripen; the best tasting Sapote is when it just turned soft on the tree. I have been eating mine since January and I think this year the tree might bears fruit all year round. Sapote almost don't have consistence fruiting time year after year, at least on my tree.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 9:28PM
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