Pouteria sp. Ross Sapote
Pouteria sp. Ross Sapote
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Pouteria sp. Ross Sapote

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Pouteria sp. Ross Sapote is closely related to Pouteria campechiana (Cantistel) and is tthought to be a subspecies or possibly a seperate undescribed species. The Ross Sapote was introduced to Florida by Mr. William F. "Bill" Whitman. Ross Sapote is evergreen and well adapted to South Florida. The fruit grows more in clusters and is smaller and rounder than the larger selections of canistel. It has an orange-yellow thin skin, flesh is moist, resembling a hard boiled egg yolk. The taste is said to be similar to eggnog in smoothies. It has excellent flavor and is similar in taste to the Lucuma from Andean countries. Season: September - March (may fruit twice a year).