Diospyros nigra, the black sapote, is a species of persimmon originally from central America. Trees are slow growing for the first 4-5 years, more vigorous when maturing.
Seedlings may fruit at 3-4 years.
Fruit are typically harvested unripe when a slight dull green colour. Leave to ripen for a few days. When skin is slightly wrinkled, gently press with your finger & if slight indent is present, fruit will be soft & ready to eat.
Keep warm, sheltered & watered regularly while young.
Protect from frost especially when juvenile, may tolerate light frost when a matured plant.
Plants will only be sent out to you on a Monday and Tuesday to avoid plants being caught in transit over the weekend. If plants are ordered after 12noon on a Tuesday they will be couriered to you on the following Monday. Tracking numbers will be emailed out to you as soon as the package is picked up by our Courier and on its way to you.
Please allow up to three working days for North island delivery, three - five days for South island deliveries and an extra day for rural deliveries. Unfortunately, we do not ship to PO BOX addresses. If your plant(s) or any other goods have not arrived in this time frame, please flick Toni an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I prefer to only sell well-rooted, established plants.