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)