Zapote Blanco Live Plant (Pouteria glomerata)
Pouteria glomerata is a species of plant in the family Sapotaceae. It is distributed from Mexico to North-East Argentina. Its greatest presence is in Brazil, where it is known as abiurana-do-igapó. It is an evergreen tree with pale grey bark growing to 30m in its native environment, but probably much less than this in the less fertile drier conditions. The tree is harvested from the wild for its edible fruits. The globose yellowish-pale brown fruit are 2.5-9cm long with a hard pericarp that can be smooth or knobbly. The sweet fruit is mainly eaten fresh and is popular in native areas and the flavour similar to Pouteria hypoglauca.
Common Name: Zapote Blanco, Abiurana
Botanical Name: Pouteria glomerata
Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years
Maintenance Required: Moderate