- Sweet Creamy Fruit
- Attractive Dense Glossy Green Foliage
- Pollinator Friendly
Creamy, sweet, and unique, this fruit is one amazing treat! Some say it tastes like pudding while others agree it tastes like sweet potato with honey and vanilla. The Suebelle Sapote (Casimiroa edulis ‘Suebelle’) is tasty no matter how you describe it.
The Suebelle Sapote produces Granny Smith-green fruit with white flesh. Some fruit transforms into a pleasant orange as they bask in the sun. They soften as they ripen. You will know yours are ripe enough to eat when you press on the fruit and your finger leaves a slight impression.
This tree produces an abundance of sapotes. This means you may want to share with your neighbors or family! It is so fertile, you may even want to consider selling some at your local farmer’s market in May or June when they begin to ripen. You can even place them for sale on a roadside stand or donate them.
With glossy green foliage and palmate leaves, the Suebelle Sapote is very attractive. It produces small, white flowers that aren’t showy, but pollinators love them and this variety is self-fruiting!
The Suebelle Sapote produces dense, refreshing shade. This makes it an excellent choice for an area of your yard that is drenched in sun but needs a spot where your dog can enjoy some shade. Plant your Suebelle Sapote as a hedge plant or a privacy screen. It also will provide your yard with rich greens as a background shrub. Keep in mind that its fruit can get quite pungent if allowed to fall and spoil, so make sure to plant it where you can collect the fallen fruit.
This evergreen tree will become deciduous under drought conditions. The Suebelle Sapote can survive temperature drops down to 22-degrees once established and around 30-degrees while still young. This plant thrives in heat and enjoys full sun and medium moisture, well-drained soils.
After planting your Suebelle Sapote, be sure to trim off flowers and buds. This will strengthen the tree over time by encouraging branching. They tend to be brittle and susceptible to breakage in high winds, so encourage strong branching to protect yours.
While this plant’s name is “Suebelle,” you are welcome to rename yours “Suzy” or “Belle.” If you love tropical fruit and your yard is in need of an attractive, low shade tree, order your Suzy, Suebelle Sapote today!