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Black sapote
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Scientific classification
Genus:
Diospyros
Species:
nigra
Synonyms

The black sapote (Diospyros nigra), also known as the chocolate pudding fruit, black soapapple and (in Spanish) zapote prieto, is a species of persimmon. The tropical fruit tree is native to eastern Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and into Colombia. The common name sapote refers to any soft, edible fruit. Black sapote is not related to white sapote nor mamey sapote.

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