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How would you rate these Mamey Sapote cultivars?
« on: February 19, 2017, 09:04:57 PM »
I have had mamey sapotes on several occasions and I love them. They are one of my favorite fruits. Usually the cultivar name is not known, but based on descriptions I think I have eaten Pantin and Magana.

Here is how I would describe them:

Magana:
Larger (size of a nerf football)
Generally 2-3 seeds
Inside is brown with grey streaks / fibers
Texture is good
Flavor is the classic mamey sapote flavor

Pantin:
Smaller (size of softball, but still pointed like the mamey should be)
Generally 1-2 seeds
Inside is orange-brown with no streaks
Texture is superb, no graininess and is like a firm custard
Flavor is the classic mamey sapote flavor but with something a bit more indescribably 'tropical' in the flavor profile.

I picked up a Pace mamey sapote last year (not fruited yet), but I am wondering which varieties are considered must-haves.

So my question to the group is, how would you rate these cultivars?

Akil
Cepeda Especial
Excalibur
Florida
Magana
Pace
Pantin
Papa
Viejo
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Re: How would you rate these Mamey Sapote cultivars?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2017, 09:19:27 PM »
Magana is lousy.  To me, Pace is good but not great.  Pantin is very consistent but not the best.  Viejo is inconsistent.   Can be excellent but can be average.  It is k own to put off off-season fruit (as does Papabut have not tasted Papa).  Excalibur is very good to excellent,  very dark red flesh color and comes in after the main harvest.  Florida is a very good consistent variety. Akil Especial is also supposed to be very good according to Julian.

To me, the best in terms of taste and texture:  Lorito and Cepeda Especial .
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