Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Day 75 - Black Sapote

Day 75 - Black Sapote, originally uploaded by Brina1300.

It is so difficult to find these fruit on the tree the color is so green it looks just like the leaves at first glance. Black Sapote are large about the size of your fist yet they blend into the background of the canopy. They get their name from the color of the fruit. It looks rotten when ripe, very similar to chocolate pudding. Odd, interesting fruit. We only discovered the identity of this year. Years we wondered why this big beautiful fruit would rot, fall to the ground and never ripen. My husband finally started to research and discovered the treasure we have in our backyard.

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