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Jan 20, 2008 07:21 PM

Help identify this fruit?

Any ideas? It is about 4-5 inches long. It is insanely astringent right now, we couldn't eat it. The other ones are sitting in a fruit ripener. Bought it in Chinatown...

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        1. It does appear that all these suggestions are in the sapote family. Certainly it looks like a smaller version of the Mamey. But it isn't exactly like the other sapotes I've seen.

          Does anyone know if it will ripen? If so, the best way to ripen it? And if it doesn't ripen is there something else I can do with it? I have 5 left.

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          1. re: moh

            The standard method for ripening "things" is to put them in a brown paper bag with an apple and let the ethylene gas do its work. I have no experience with this particular fruit but it seems worth a try.

          2. nispero (spanish name) it is very sweet when ripe.