The fruit, a close relative of the persimmon, is chocolate-colored with the texture of a soft peach. It is usually eaten fresh or mixed with lemon juice and honey to make a ‘mousse’ that is delicious & unique, or mix in with your next cheesecake. The tree can be grown up to 5,000 feet in elevation. It grows tall (up to 20’) in the lowlands and about half as tall when grown above 2,000’. The tree is native to Mexico and is one of their most popular fruits. It is a beautiful tree with large glossy green leaves and unusual flowers and takes about five to seven years to begin bearing.