The Black Sapote is a handsome evergreen tree with dark brown branches, and glossy dark green leaves with wavy margins reaching heights of 20-60 feet depending on location. They are slow growing. Black Sapote of a close relative of the Persimmon and exhibits characteristics of it. Once they mature, they are able to withstand temperatures as low as 28F - 30F degrees for brief periods. Soil is not of concern as they tolerate a wide array of mediums. The fruit is a greenish-brown color, and readily drops from the tree when ripe. It is best to pick them a few days before they soften up. Fruit flesh has the color, texture and consistency of Chocolate pudding and tastes like it, but it is not as sweet. Sugar may be added. Fruits ripen December to February.