Sapodillas are round to almond in shape and when mature are around three to five inches long and two to four inches wide. The skin is inedible and is smooth and covered in a fuzzy brown coat.
When ripe its flesh is yellow orange to red brown in color with a soft and juicy texture.
The center of the fruit contains a seed cavity, which holds between three and twelve smooth and flat brown seeds. The seeds are also inedible.
Sapodilla’s flavor is sweet due to the existence of high quantities of fructose and sucrose. Its texture and flavor has been compared to that of pear. Sapodillas should be allowed to ripen at room temperature and are ready to eat when firm with a slight give to them, similar to that of a ripe mango.