Chocolate Pudding Fruit - 200mm - Diospyros digyna - $12.00
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60cm high current size
Hardiness: Moderate to Drought
Mature Height: 600cm
Grow your own healthy chocolate pudding!
The fruit measure about 10 cm in diameter, with an inedible skin which turns from olive to a deep yellow-green when ripe and a delicious edible brown pulp whose flavor and texture are similar to chocolate pudding or mousse. The first crop is borne in about 3 years. Harvest while the skin is still hard in summer/autumn and wait about 3 days until it is almost overripe before eating for maximum sweetness. Enjoy straight on its own, with a splash of Brandy or lime, or with custard or icecream.
The tree is a handsome evergreen with leathery glossy leaves and fragrant white flowers.
Self pollinating = only need one plant to fruit.
Also known as the Black Persimmon or Black Sapote. Also called D. ebenaster. It is actually a relative of the persimmon.
Full sun to part shade in well drained soil. Tropical to subtropical - young plants need protection from frost. Very wind tolerant once established. For maximum crop yield water often, but is drought tolerant once established.