Sapota taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Sapota fruit (Cucurbita Pepo) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Sapota as it is a combination of genus (Cucurbita) and species (Pepo). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Dillenhidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Sapota is Cucurbitaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Sapota
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Sapota that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Sapota Facts are:
- It was named as Acorn Squash for its resemblance to a large ribbed acorn.
- It is said that squash was being grown in Mexico as long as 10,000 years ago.
- It was the first food cultivated by native American Indians.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Bush Table Queen, Heirloom Table Queen, Festival Hybrid, Early Acorn Hybrid, Table Ace, Ebony and Cream of the Crop. It is not available in seedless variety.