The chocolate pudding fruit is one of the most amazing things I’ve come across yet:
This fruit looks just like a green simulacrum of its cousin the persimmon… except the inside is filled with soft, chocolatey flesh. My friend JJ took me to rescue some tropical edibles from a house for sale down south… and I picked one of these fruit to see if I could get seeds from it.
Sadly, it was seedless… but the flavor was incredible. Like moist, soft chocolate with a sweet persimmon overtone.
God is way too creative. I imagine Him making the persimmon… making the cocoa plant… then thinking “Hey… what if I combined them into one fruit? Mankind is going to totally enjoy these things!”
The chocolate pudding fruit is also known as black sapote. If you live in a tropical climate, hunt one down and grow it!
This is now at the top of my list as a new addition to the Great South Florida Food Forest Project. Unfortunately, I can’t grow them here.
More info on this amazing tree here.
I took some but they sat too long on the way back to my homestead. Apparently they wouldn't have taken anyhow. Persimmons – and their relatives – are notoriously hard to propagate that way.
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