[suh-poh-tee, -tey]
Also called marmalade tree. a tree, Pouteria sapota, of the sapodilla family, native to Mexico and Central America, having large leaves and sweet, edible fruit.
the fruit of this tree.
Also, sapota.
Also called mammee, marmalade plum.

1550–60; < American Spanish; see sapota Unabridged
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(species Pouteria sapota), plant of the sapodilla family (Sapotaceae), native to Central America but cultivated as far north as the southeastern United States. It grows to about 23 metres (75 feet) tall, bears small, pinkish white flowers, and has hard, durable, reddish wood. The edible fruit is rusty brown, rather spherical, and about 5-10 cm (2-4 inches) in diameter. The reddish flesh is spicy in flavour

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May beetles can severely defoliate fruit trees, such as mamey sapote.
Little, if any information is available on yield performance and fruit quality traits of mamey sapote.
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