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Casimiroa edulis 'Te Puna' (White Sapote)

Casimiroa edulis 'Te Puna' (White Sapote)


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Casimiroa edulis commonly known as the white sapote, casimiroa, Mexican apple, cochitzapotl in the Nahuatl language is a species of tropical fruiting tree in the family Rutaceae (citrus family), native to eastern Mexico and Central America south to Costa Rica.

Macs Golden are large, elongated fruits. The flesh is yellow with a particularly rich, aromatic flavour and few seeds, while the texture is smooth and melting.

The fruits can be harvested while firm and changing colour from green to lighter shade of green. If picked too soon they will be astringent and very unpleasant. Fruits that are mature enough to pick can be released from the tree with a gentle twist. The skin of the fruit is paper thin so the fruits are better hand picked as they damage and spoil very easily if left to drop. Once harvested, the fruits will ripen quickly. Cool storage will allow them to be kept up to 2 weeks, but this ability will vary from variety to variety. Main fruiting season May to June.

Large-sized plants (15L and above and over 1.5m tall) can only be delivered to Palmerston North addresses.

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