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South American Sapote

Quararibea cordata

a.k.a. Chupa Chupa, Matisia

Brown, round and flattened fruit with a sweet, juicy orange pulp. Fruit is highly esteemed in some areas, and rarely known outside of South America.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the South American Sapote. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in November 2013.

Description

Large tree to 150ft.

Hardiness

Unknown.

Growing Environment

Likes to grow in humid tropical to subtropical regions with lots of rainfall. Many trees tend to bear fibrous fruits.

Propagation

By seeds.

Uses

Mainly eaten fresh out of hand.

Native Range

Native to the upper Amazon regions of Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador. Little known outside of its native range. Fruit is sold in local market of the upper Amazon.

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