The Pantin Mamey Sapote Tree (also called Key West Mamey) is one of the most popular Sapote Trees among home growers. This giant tropical berry is also grown commercially in Florida and the tropics. The trees are easy to grow and can produce hundreds of fruits each year. Not only is the fruit considered a delicacy, but picking your own each season is a great value, since individual Mamey Sapote Fruits can sell for as high as $10 each. Ripe Key West Sapotes are between 5 and 10 inches long and 8 inches wide. Their creamy pink to orange flesh has flavors of peach, sweet potato, and honey with a slight almond nutiness.
Pantin Mamey Trees grow to heights of 50 feet or taller and widths of between 15 and 30 feet. They have long oval leaves that are deep green and heavily ribbed. The best place to grow a Pantin Mamey is in the ground in USDA Zones 9 to 11, or a pot within Zones 4 to 11. They are self-pollinating and grafted trees can start making fruit in 3 to 5 years. Plant a Pantin / Key West Mamey Tree in your edible garden and harvest your own crops of this one of a kind tropical fruit.