The Sapodilla Project 1993-2009, Guyana, South America

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The Sapodilla Project 1993-2009, Guyana, South America

sapodilla fruit

Sapodilla is a fruit that grows on a tropical tree in Central and South America. It is brown, about the size of a large plum and tastes a bit like a mouthful of soft, brown sugar.  We had one such tree growing in the middle of our garden in our farm in Hopetown, West Coast Berbice. It seemed to encapsulate the essence of tropical natural goodness, organic purity and all good things, since every year without fail it would bear baskets-full of the delicious fruit.  What better name to take for our new eco-tourist resort that we would be setting up to try to develop this corner of South America where my husband had been born? The Sapodilla Brand began, then with a seed of an idea. Edwin (Joe) Joseph, descended from slaves on a colonial plantation, had come back to his birth…

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