These things have been littering our yard for years. We couldn't figure out why the fruit would turn black and drop from the tree without ever ripening. Well, my sharp husband did some research and discovered these areBlack Sapote and when ripe they turn black. Also know as Chocolate Pudding fruit it has a mild taste and is amazingly creamy smooth like chocolate pudding. The color is like a deep dark chocolate. Now we get to figure out many different recipes to enjoy this exotic fruit littering the kitchen sink.