This Manilkara zapota is a variety from Brazil. The fruits of these species has the shape of an almond and the taste of a very ripe pear. I myself would use it as a natural sweetener to bake, and to make juices etc. With it because it is simply too sweet for me. But because of the size it´s a nice little fruit for a snack.
The Sapotille can reach a height of around 35 meters, but is already starting to produce fruit as a small tree. The tree from which these fruits come is about 2 meters high. The fruits must be harvested ripe. If they are harvested too early, it is advisable to put the fruit with a banana in a sealed bag. The ethylene gas that is then released will allow the Sapotille to mature.