However, she has another tree that hangs over the fence and is lush with fruit this December. I love the fruit, but I have no idea what it is. Something tropical since it puts on fruit in winter.
The skin of the fruit is pale yellow with a bit of pale green. The skin is tender. The flesh inside is custard-like with seeds the size and shape of a shelled almond.
I usually eat it with a spoon. The flavor is mildly citrus with flavors of vanilla or cherry. Yummy, but what is it? How can I ask for a tree of my own if I don't even know it's name? I'm open for all ideas.
The mystery is solved! Thanks to Bill Goodwin and his friend Cheryl who were able to observe the actual fruit, the mystery fruit is a Sapote, a transplant from Mexico. If you would like to know more about the Sapote, follow these links:
- The Village Garden Web
- YumSugar (this site has great photos)
- A video for making Sapote smoothies follows