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Love this time of year, Chocolate Fruit, Avocados, paw paw and still have passion fruit.

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Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on July 12, 2021 at 21:17

you pick them when they are just starting to soften and go a little yellow , then the calyx starts to come away from the stem - sort of stands up!  and let them ripen inside for up to 5 days - need to be very squishy to eat 

Comment by Susan on July 12, 2021 at 20:37

How do you know when to pick them? I have some on my tree but no clue about when they could be ready.

Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on July 9, 2021 at 16:12

thats interesting Doug - ours are just finishing here though not too worried as our neighbour has one and theirs is just coming into ripeness now - our avocados were opposite we have finieshd theirs but we have just started to pick ours - mind you our loquats- we two seeds grown from same tree and one is nearly finished and the others will be two weeks at least ! 

Comment by Dianne Caswell on July 9, 2021 at 15:48

Fabulous pickings, I have never tried the Chocolate Fruit one day I hope to try it. Lucky you having Avocados.

Comment by Doug Hanning on July 8, 2021 at 19:53

Yeah Mary-Anne I know its not a pouteria and thats its known as many chocolate names.  In the past when given to people the first comment is that it doesnt taste like chocolate, and as I am getting old and grumpy I just say ' try this its black and squishy'

I try to get through most of ours, mine are just starting to be ready and will eat them for a couple of months.

Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on July 8, 2021 at 12:21

Doug when we were in Mexico / Honduras  ( the home  we were told it is known as chocolate pudding fruit because  its the consistency of chocolate mouse rather than the taste of chocolate . And just for your information though you probably know sapote in one of the central American native languages means soft edible fruit - thats why there are so many sapotes that have no close relationship. 

Comment by Valerie on July 6, 2021 at 21:12

Fantastic. Your garden needs not be too perfect, then we can all feel okay about our own shortcomings lol. 

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on July 5, 2021 at 23:47

July is still garden visit free.  If you picked a time and let Dianne know, she'd help you organise it.  They are actually not much work and lots of fun.  

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Comment by Cheryl Mascali on July 5, 2021 at 22:36

Hello Valerie, more than happy for visitors.

Comment by Valerie on July 2, 2021 at 15:03

Great harvest! Cheryl, how about a garden visit? It looks like you have an interesting community around you. Funny how taste can vary between people. I recently has my first taste of taro and absolutely hated it. Which is just fine by me as it takes too much space to grow. You live and learn. Not a great fan of black sapote as I think, as a bit of a chocoholic, I indeed had the unrealistic expectation of chocolate taste and was put off by the texture. I will take avocado and passion fruit any day. I wish the possoms or cockatoos (who knows) wouldn't eat the vine though. 

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