Thailand is a jackpot for tropical fruit fans. One of the most remarkable is Manilkara zapota, mostly known as Sapodilla in Thailand. The fruit has brown skin, reminds a small potato with its ovate shape and small size. The fruit is native to Mexico and was first grown in the Yucatán Peninsula.
Nowadays, Sapodilla is very common in Thailand. What is more, the fruit is one of the favourites among farmers because the tree is very hardy and can grow under any conditions without using extra fertiliser. Sapodilla is very soft and melty inside with brownish or yellowish colours and some black seeds. Taste is very firm, malty, sweet, and juicy.
Harvesting season lasts from September until December, you can try ripe and fresh sapodilla or eat some desserts from it around Thailand.