White Sapote &

White Sapote 'Redlands' (Casimiroa edulis)

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Before the world of ice cream monarchies and broken custard machines, the very rare White Sapote fruit reigned supreme in the world of desserts. The soft custardy fruit has a sweet delicious flavor with tropical hints of banana, vanilla, or peach! 

The Redlands White Sapote is a variety originally cultivated in South Florida.  White Sapote is actually a distant relative of Citrus, whereas the Black Sapote is related to Persimmon! Where White Sapote tastes just like vanilla pudding, it's totally unrelated counterpart, the Black Sapote, tastes exactly like chocolate pudding.

Grow White Sapote to carry on a beloved tradition in tropical fruit horticulture, or to join the ranks of its small-scale commercial production in the United States. For populations of people indigenous to tropical and subtropical regions of the world, the White Sapote is an obvious choice for post-mealtime decadence. Harvest the fruit before it drops by clipping it from the stem, and allow it to ripen at room temperature until soft. Then you’re ready for a new twist on your milkshakes and desserts. 

How to Grow White Sapote

Plant Type
Tropical/Subtropical Fruit Tree

Harvest Season
Late Fall, Early Winter

Mature Size
15-30 ft.  White Sapote trees can grow up to 60 ft tall in native habitats, but are likely to remain smaller and controlled otherwise. 

Soil & Moisture
Well-draining, sandy, soil rich in organic matter. White Sapote likes consistent watering but is completely intolerant of flooding. 

Light Requirements
Full Sun (highest production), Part Shade


Growth Rate

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+. White Sapote is hardy to 23 degrees once established!

Our White Sapote trees are grafted and ready to bear fruit in 1-2 years.

Growing Vanilla Pudding

White Sapote fruit is sweet custardy and delicious, but it's more than just a tasty tropical treat.

White Sapote fruit contains Potassiam, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Phosphorous, Iron, Folic Acid, healthy fats and carbohydrates, a little protein, and a lot of water.

White Sapote tastes just like vanilla pudding and best eaten fresh with a spoon. Its totally unrelated counterpart, the Black Sapote, tastes just like chocolate pudding!