When your fruit arrives, they will be shiny, green and lightweight. They are not ready to eat and need to ripen on the counter at room temperature for about 7 days.
You’ll know your fruits are ripe when the black sapote’s skin is a dark, olive green, and easily yields with gentle pressure from your thumb.
Once the fruit is soft and wrinkly, maybe even looking a little overripe, that’s when you want to dig in! Inside, the black sapote flesh will have a very soft and almost scoopable texture with a rich, chocolate brown color.
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