Chico Zapote


Scientific Name: Manilkara zapota
Location: southern Mexico & Central America
Dried Weight: 66lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,700lbf
Crushing Strength: not available

Chico Zapote has a heartwood that ranges in color from a pink or red to darker reddish brown. The sapwood is pale yellowish in color. Gum pockets are commonly found in the wood. The grain is straight and it has a fine to medium uniform texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Chico Zapote has an outstanding durability but it can be difficult to work with because of its density. The wood has a moderate blunting effect on cutters. It also turns and finishes well.