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Mamey Fruit Tree

Pouteria sapota


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Fruits for 100 Years!

The Mamey Sapote fruit tree is the gift that keeps on giving. The mature mamey tree can bear between 200 and 500 HUGE berries per year. Plus, you can pass it down for generations, because it can live for a century. Producing fruit the whole time!

You’ll have plenty of mameys to share. You could even be planting a fruit tree now for your great, great grandkids to enjoy!

A Rare Tropical Fruit Will Grow in Your Yard
The Mamey Sapote is the national fruit of Cuba, but it’s still kind of rare in the US. It came to South Florida in the late 1800s with Cuban immigrants. Some groves have been established in Florida, Texas, California, and Hawaii. But they are still few and far between.

You can make a statement by planting this tree in your yard: You’re not afraid to take chances and try something new.

Plus, you’ll be working to cultivate an endangered species in the US. Many mamey trees have been lost to hurricanes and commercial fruit growers are working hard to reestablish better growth.

Be a part of the solution by planting one in your yard.

Attractive, Sturdy Tree for You
This Cuban fruit tree reminds many people of a southern favorite—the Magnolia tree. Because of its shape and leaves. It has a strong trunk that spreads widely with thick branches. The ends of the branches are covered in large, lush green, obovate leaves. In the spring, mamey is covered in clusters of small white or yellow flowers that have a sweet aroma.

In May, the flowers give way to the fruit. The mamey is a bountiful tree that bears fruit through September.

Have the beauty of a Magnolia with the satisfaction of the sweet-tasting mamey fruit.

Biggest, Most Unusual Berry You’ll Ever See
A single mamey berry is 9 inches long and the shape of a football. Each fruit weighs between 1 and 5 pounds. Making it one huge berry!

The skin is russet brown and feels like sand paper. But when you open it, you’ll be delighted by the soft salmon-colored flesh.

You wouldn’t expect it to be a berry because of the hard thick outer layer and the sweet melon-like flesh. This is nature’s little surprise that you shouldn’t miss out on experiencing for yourself.

Enjoy its Unique Flavor
The mamey is sweet and creamy with a smooth yet finely granular texture. It tastes like pumpkin combined with chocolate, honey, almond, and vanilla. All the delicious things—in one bite!

Check for ripeness by scratching the surface. If it’s green, it’s not ready. If it’s pink, pick it and let it ripen for a few days. When it’s soft, it’s ready to eat.

It can be eaten raw, in a salad or a smoothie, or cooked in savory dishes. In Cuba, they love to drink mamey milkshakes. Just blend mamey pulp, milk, ice, and sugar.

In South Florida, the milkshake is called Batidos. It’s very popular and hard to find.

Grow This Cuban Fruit Any Way You Want It
Mamey Sapote, also known as Mamey Colorado, is an adaptable tree that will grow well in any warm climate. As long as the temperature doesn’t drop below freezing, the mamey will thrive in sand, heavy clay, and limestone. It just needs lots of sunlight, well-drained soil, and regular watering.

You can also plant it in the ground or in a container. This versatile, attractive plant will look pretty as a focal tree in the front yard, a decorative potted plant on the patio, or a border tree at the edge of your property.

Enhance your space with this tropical delight by ordering it today!

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Product Details

    Mature Height:25 ft.
    Mature Width:25 ft.
    Sunlight:Full Sun
    Growth Rate:Moderate
    Harvest Time:May-September
    Botanical Name:Pouteria sapota
    Does Not Ship To:AZ
    Grows Well In Zones:3-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
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    Growing Zones: 3-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

    (hardy down to 30℉)

    Customer Reviews & Photos


    Based on 26 reviews


    Good looking tree

    Excellent experience working with the sales representative. The tree looks great, lost few leaves, but hope it will recover well.

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    Christy S.
    Verified Buyer

    Wonderful Service

    This tree was a gift for my mother for Mother’s Day, but when it arrived, the mail guy put the box upside down instead of on its side as the box instructed, and the tip of the tree with all the new growth was snapped off when I opened it. I contacted FastGrowingTrees.com and chatted online with someone, showed them pictures of the box/tree and a new tree was shipped out next day! Wonderful service and my mother loved her tree! It’s still going strong and with new growth!

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    Tree is dying 🙁

    Love the easy packaging method of the tree and transportability. We took it out to our farm the day we received it but the leaves started turning brown now have fallen off. Wondering what we could do to help it be happier. Tee is in full sun and watered eod. It does have new growth at top so hoping it will recover! What could be going on?

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    Fast Growing Trees Plant ExpertHi! It may have just been some stress due to the shipping and transplanting which is completely normal. If you're seeing some new growth, it should do just fine but please let us know over the next few weeks if you continue to have issues and we'll be happy to help!
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    Mikey M.
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    Oh Mamey this is a sweet tree!

    It arrived beautiful! Always love my Fast Growing Trees. It a a beautiful (and one day tawdry) addition to my indoor tropical food Forrest.

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    Verified Buyer


    Well packaged. Quick shipping. Healthy tree with lots of leaves. It hasn't grown much since I received it but still looks good.

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