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Sapotaceae identification
« on: July 19, 2020, 12:58:10 PM »
Hi there,

I've found a very interesting fruit in the amazonian forest.
No doubt it is a Sapotaceae family member, but after checking most identification keys i'm stuck identifying this species.

I was able to harvest 3 ripe fruits. Fruits are intensively eaten by monkeys.

Flavor is very nice, sweet acid balanced with some few fibers.
Taste somewhat like a sweet kumquat mixed with slightly unripe mango.
1 to 4 seeds per fruit.
Lot of juicy pulp surrounding the seeds but the pulp near the rind can be eaten with a spoon like Star apple fruit.
Rind contains lot of white latex.
Any help for identification of this great fruit would be appreciated :)


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Re: Sapotaceae identification
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2020, 01:10:14 PM »
I have no idea but it looks delicious.  I wish it were simpler to import fruit and seeds!


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