Black Sapote (Diospyros digyna)—
The black sapote is a relative of the persimmon from Mexico.
The handsome evergreen trees with shiny dark green leaves are wind resistant.
The slightly sweet, chocolate flavored, black or dark brown flesh within the round, green skinned fruit is eaten fresh or used in making ice cream, mousses, cakes, and preserves.
Fruits are excellent sources of vitamin C, calcium, and phosphorus.
When mixed with Cool Whip, it tastes like chocolate mousse.
Bernecker has large fruits and Cuevas is a seedless variety.