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Manilkara zapota
The flesh of a sapodilla fruit
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Sapotaceae
Genus: Manilkara
M. zapota
Binomial name
Manilkara zapota
(L.) P.Royen

Manilkara zapota is a fruit tree in the Sapotaceae family. It is commonly known as the Sapodilla or Sapota. It is from southern Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.[1] It is often grown for its fruit, which has a very malty and sweet flavor, and tastes like a pear.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Taxonomy - GRIN-Global Web v". npgsweb.ars-grin.gov. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  2. "Species Profile: Sapodilla". Rainforest Alliance. Retrieved 2020-08-09.