Ross Sapote (Pouteria)
VERY RARE! Ross Sapote is an evergreen tropical/subtropical fruit tree native to Central America. It's fruit is large and round. It has a soft, smooth, creamy pumpkin pudding like texture and a sweet, delicious caramel aroma and flavor. Fruit is typically harvested in the fall but may have more than one season per year. Ross Sapote is a gorgeous, fast growing fruit tree that prefers well drained soil and good amounts of sunlight. In the wild it can generally be found in wetland forests in areas of low elevation.
Ross Sapote was introduced to Florida by the legendary rare fruit collector, Bill Whitman. It's closely related to another of Sow Exotic's favorite Pouteria's, the Canistel. For those who are on the fence about the flavor of Canistel, you will quickly fall in love with delicious Ross Sapote fruit. (That's not an easy claim for us to make because we love Canistel!) Unlike Canistel, the texture of Ross Sapote fruit is consistently creamy throughout and it's not dry or chalky at all.