Manilkara zapota (L.) P. Royen

Common Names

Ceku, Chicle, Chico, Chico-sapote, Chico zapote, Chiku, Naseberry, Nispero, Sapodilla, Sapoti, Sawo


Grayish-rusty-brown or orange, yellow-red-brown flesh, oval, thin but rough skin, 10-12 large black shiny seeds, 2-4 inch diameter.


Central America, Mexico, Philippines


Host for fruit flies (including Anastrepha spp., Bactrocera spp., & Ceratitis spp.), scales, and moths (Pyralidae).

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