Diospyros nigra, the black sapote, is a species of persimmon. Common names include chocolate pudding fruit, black soapapple and zapote prieto. The tropical fruit tree is native to Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. The common name sapote refers to any soft, edible fruit. Black Sapote, a tropical fruit found in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and Colombia tastes like delectable chocolate pudding. The fruit has no relation whatsoever with cocoa tree and looks like a green tomato when unripe and turns yellow-green when ripe. There are a few black sapote varieties available in Florida including ‘Merida’ (also called ‘Reineke’) and ‘Bernicker’. There are a number of other varieties that are not available locally yet. These include ‘Mossman’, ‘Cocktail’, ‘Maher’, ‘Ricks Late’, and ‘Superb’.