Manilkara Zapota is an evergreen, flowering, erect, perennial tree. Distinctly pyramidal when young, developing a dense and rounded or sometimes open canopy with age and becomes somewhat irregular in shape. Usually grows 5-8m tall with a 4m spread at about 20 years and up to 15m tall with a 10m spread and a 25cm trunk diameter after 45 years.
The fruit is edible, very tasty ad sweet which is hard shiny dark brown or black, with a white hilum scar. Noted as reaching 30m tall with 20m spread and a trunk diameter of 1.5m in its native habitat. Grafted cultivars will be much smaller, slow to medium growth rate.