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Chickoo

Latin Name : Manilkara zapota
The English name for is sapodilla, noseberry, mudapples etc.
In India, it is called chickoo, sapota among other names

The chickoo tree needs a tropical climate to grow and cannot survive freezing temperatures. It takes about 5 to 8 years to mature and yields fruit twice a year.
It is being cultivate in a big way in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Maldives and Indonesia.

Description

The fruit is brown colored large berry which has 2 to 5 big, shiny and black colored seeds. The flesh is pale brown in color, smooth and buttery in feel with exceptionally sweet taste.
The raw fruit has a high latex content and a bit of latex remains even in the ripe fruit. The raw fruit skin is rough and leathery and it becomes smooth on ripening. an overripe fruit tastes mushy and fermented.
It is healthier to eat chickoo along with the skin.

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