In India, the fruit or the tree is commonly called as Chikoo or Sapota. This fruit is cultivated widely in Gujarat, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. The cultivation of the Sapota tree in India is majorly done due to the production of fruit, which is famous for its flavour. In many other Countries the Sapota tree is cultivated for the extraction of Chicle gum. Sapota is also called as Chiku or Chikoo in many places if India.