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Mamey Sapote Key West Live Plant (Pouteria Sapota)

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The Key West Mamey was discovered growing near a fire station in Key West, Florida. has flesh ranging in color from pink to orange to red. The fruit's texture is creamy and soft, the flavor is a mix of sweet potato, pumpkin, honey, and peach. 

 Mamey Sapote/ Pouteria Sapota is an ancient pre-hispanic fruit found throughout the tropical regions of Mexico, central and south America. 

Mamey sapote is a round, oval, oblong shape, sometimes with tapered, pointed ends, and its sized medium to large fruit. The skin is thick, semi-rough, and light to dark brown with a textured, scruffy, and sandpaper feel. Underneath the skin, the flesh ranges in color from orange, and red, to salmon and is soft, creamy, and dense with a fine, smooth consistency and faint squash-like scent. Within the center of the flesh, there are also 1 to 4 elliptical seeds with a glossy, black-brown hue. Mamey sapote is only edible when fully ripe and gives slight pressure when squeezed.

Mamey Sapote is high in vitamins A and C as well as in potassium. It is also an excellent source of dietary fiber.

Common Name: Mamey Sapote, Mamey Colorado, Zapote colorado, Zapote Rojo.

Botanical Name: Pouteria Sapota

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 4 to 5 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate