Fruit Punch is a seedling of Zill-80 from the breeding program of Gary Zill in Boynton Beach, FL (planting number M-23).
Fruit punch is oval in shape, medium sized and develops nice red blush color on the skin. The flesh is yellow, very firm and fiberless, containing a monoembryonic seed. The fruit fall under the classic-acidic group and have a limited window period where the flavor is ideal. The trees appear to be good producers, but the fruit are very susceptible to bacterial spot (visible in photo) and rot.
We planted a Fruit Punch tree in 2016 and it fruited in 2018. It has grown somewhat sluggishly.
Flavor: Classic Acidic