Black Sapote produces a tomato-sized fruit that is made into dessert, pie filling, ice cream, or sometimes a liqueur.

    Wildlife Facts
    Common Name:
    Black Sapote
    Scientific Name:
    Diospyros nigra
    Mexico and Central America
    • White
    Fun Facts:
    • It is very closely related to the native persimmon of the U.S. and sometimes called Black Persimmon.
    • Leaves and bark have been used in traditionally medicines.
    Plant Type:
    • Evergreen
    • Tree
    Endangered Status
    Endangered Status
    • Extinct in Wild (EW)
    • Critically Endangered (CR)
    • Endangered (EN)
    • Vulnerable (VU)
    • Near Threatened (NT)
    • Least Concern (LC)
    • Not Evaluated (NE)
    Hardiness Zones

    The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

    USDA Hardiness Zones

    10a (30 °F to 35 °F)

    10b (35 °F to 40 °F)

    11a (40 °F to 45 °F)

    11b (45 °F to 50 °F)