The Pace Mamey Sapote Tree is a rare Mamey Sapote Cultivar, and many say one of the most delicious. The Pace Mamey Fruit Tree is the result of crossing a Magana Mamey with a Tazumal Mamey. The result is a smaller (6 to 8 inch) fruit with orange-red flesh, sweet taste, and a slightly more cold-tolerant tree. Pace Mamey Sapotes ripen in the spring after the previous spring’s bloom. They can be grown in the ground in USDA Zones 9 to 11, and in pots in Zones 4 to 11. They are cold hardy down to 32ºF (as opposed to about 40ºF for other Mamey Sapote Varieties.)
The Pace Mamey grows to 45 feet tall and has an upright form and balanced spread to about 20 feet wide. The prolific blooms appear on the branches and mid-sized limbs and are pollinated by honey bees. Their long, pointed oval leaves are dark green, heavily ribbed, and emerge from the branch ends, giving the trees an ornamental look. Pace Mamey Trees like well drained soil and full sun. They are self-fertile so one tree will grow fruit. Plant a Pace Mamey Sapote Tree in your fruit garden and enjoy this rare tropical delicacy.