MAMEY SAPOTE, Very popular fruit in Florida, the Caribbean islands, and Central America where the fruit is highly esteemed. The mamey sapote was cultivated by the native peoples of Central America for hundred of years. It is this fruit that kept Cortes and his army alive on their famous march from Mexico City to Honduras. Fruit is large, up to 25cm long with orange flesh tasting somewhat like a flavorful pumpkin. Almost always eaten fresh out of hand or used in desserts like this delectable ice cream and drinks. Underneath the Mamey's leathery coarse brown skin is a brilliantly coloured, sweet and creamy flesh. The salmon-pink flesh has an exotic flavour similar to sweet pumpkin pie with spice. Unripe fruits can be cooked as a vegetable.