Sapodillas are easily available in the market, all year round. Harvesting is generally done by gently plucking each fruit out. A matured fruit appears brown and will easily separate from the stem without the leaking of latex. Check if the skin is green beneath the surface by scratching a portion of the fruit. Always buy fresh sapodilla where the skin is smooth and intact skin and free from cuts, cracks, bruises or wrinkles. Ripened fruits need to be preserved carefully during storage.