Mamey Sapote (Pouteria sapota)—
The mamey sapote is a fruit tree in the Sapotaceae family from Central America,
where the fruits are eaten fresh or made into ice creams and milk shakes.
The trees are attractive with leaves clustered at the branch terminals
and fruits borne directly from the branches below the leaf clusters.
The oval shaped brown fruit has a sweet, rich, orange red pulp which is delicious as well as nutritious.
The fruit contains protein and is a good source of calcium, phosphorus, and niacin.
Fruits taste somewhat like a pumpkin pie or sweet yam.
Magana, a cultivar originally from El Salvador, has large, salmon red fleshed fruits which grow on low branching, sprawling trees.
Pantin, a selection from Florida, has smaller red fleshed fruits which grow on upright trees.
Trees require some wind protection and good drainage.