Growing in Arizona: Sapodilla also called Chiku, Naseberry or Nispero, Sapote have an exquisite flavor that tastes like a pear that has been soaked in brown sugar. Recent selections of improved varieties have a very fine texture and incredibly large fruit size. The fruit are most often eaten fresh, but they are great in milk shakes and cooked dishes as well. The fruit size and tree size can vary according to variety, but all varieties begin to bear at one to two years of age. Great taste, almost like brown sugar fruit usually cost $4-5/each, making this tree a great value! Looks better with summer afternoon shade. Good for container growing.