Saturday, December 9, 2006

White Sapote (Casimiroa edulis) blossoms

This week is the first time I have witnessed this tree blossom. What I have observed is that only the lower branches have flowers. Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that they are protected from the hot sun by the branches/leaves above them.

The White Sapote is native from Mexico to Costa Rica, where I first tasted one. The skin is not edible, but the pulp inside is, and tastes a bit like peach, but with more of a custardy texture.

A nice PDF File with more information about the White Sapote can be downloaded here:

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