FRUITS

 

  

  

Scientifically named as Baccaurea motleyana, ‘mootty’ fruit is commonly known as rambi or rambai The fruit is called ‘mootty’ in Malayalambegin to bear fruits within four years of planting

  

  

TC pachycarpa, also called bush or monkey Cola, is a rare species of fruit It is found in west central tropical Africa

  

  

Its white pulp is called cola lepidota, while the Monkey kola with red pulp is called cola lateritia and is the least common Monkey kola fruit is crunchy just like a carrot The fruits are available from around June to November and are very nutritious

  

  

The pummelo is also known as the pomelo, the shaddock, the country of French as chadec, the Malayan limau besar, the Bali lemon, and the Chinese grapefruit have they characteristic of being the largest citrus fruit The pummelo is, essentially, a kindler, gentler, giant cousin of the grapefruit with great sweet taste It is related in flavor but milder, and is actually supposed to be a forebear of the modern grapefruit

  

  

Nypa fruticans, commonly known as the nipa palm (or simply nipa) or mangrove palm,[4] is a species of palm native to the coastlines and estuarine habitats of the Indian and Pacific Oceans It is the only palm considered adapted to the mangrove biome This species is the only member of the genus Nypa and the subfamily Nypoideae, forming monotypic taxa The nipa palm's trunk grows beneath the ground and only the leaves and flower stalk grow upwards above the surface

  

  

Chañar syrup is prepared by boiling the fruit for several hours, reducing the juices and pulp to a thick consistency Locally, it has been compared to honey It has an intense flavor with a slight hint of citrus highlighting the smoky flavor that comes from the hours of boiling over an open flame or coals

  

  

Myrciaria dubia, commonly known as camu camu, camucamu, cacari, or camocamo, is a small bushy riverside tree from the Amazon rainforest in Peru and Brazil, which grows to a height of 3–5 m (98–164 ft) and bears a red/purple cherry-like fruit

  

  

Velvet Apple/Mabolo (Gaab) is a medium sized large evergreen tree growing to a hight of 20 meterThe oblong-acute leaves are 10 to 25 cm longThe leaves are glossy green,smooth above and soft hairy below

  

  

The longan (from Cantonese lùhng-ngáahn, literally 'dragon eye'), is so named because it resembles an eyeball when its fruit is shelled (the black seed shows through the translucent flesh like a pupil/iris) The seed is small, round and hard, and of an enamel-like, lacquered black The fully ripened, freshly harvested fruit has a bark-like shell, thin, and firm, making the fruit easy to peel by squeezing the pulp out as if one were "cracking" a sunflower seed

  

  

The White Sapote (Casimiroa edulis) is a fantastic, rare fruit that most people are unfamiliar with The apple-sized fruits have a creamy texture like pudding, and are very sweet

  

  

Red sapote or Mamey, is a species of tree native Red sapote is a large and highly ornamental evergreen tree that can reach a height of 15 to 45 meters (49 to 148 ft) at maturity reddish colour of its flesh in fruit

  

  

The Black Sapote he tree is handsome, broad-topped, slow-growing, to 80 ft (25 m) in height, with furrowed trunk to 30 in (75 cm) in diameter, and black bark The evergreen, alternate leaves, elliptic-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, tapered at both ends or rounded at the base and bluntly acute at the apex, are leathery, glossy, 4 to 12 in (10-30 cm) long Propagation is usually from seed, which can retain viability for several months and require around 30 days for germination

  

  

A small evergreen tropical Rare Fruit tree, with alternately arranged leaves on long stalks, Foliage has broadly oval, glossy medium green leaves and cream colored flowers followed by green/brown immature fruits about 8 cm in diameter When ripe fruits are yellow skinned, with juicy white flesh The flavorful yellow fruits are edible and delicious

  

  

Mamey sapote (Pouteria sapota) is native to the seasonally dry forests of Mexico and Central America It was widely distributed in Central America before Columbus and introduced to the Caribbean, South America, and Asia The mamey sapote grows into a handsome, open tree with a thick central trunk and a few large limbs

  

  

The Annona crassifloraAnnona crassiflora, commonly known as marolo, araticum cortiça, araticum do cerrado or bruto, is a flowering plant in the Annonaceae family The flowers of a marolo look like jellyfish wearing hats, and the fruits are sweet and very rough It is native to Brazil and Paraguay and the fruit is eaten by native peoples in the Brazilian Cerrado

  

  

Annona salzmannii fruit is an extremely rare Annona bearing orange skinned fruits up to one pound in weight with a sweet and very tasty white pulp The fruit is prized in its native range, but is rare and never cultivated Beach sugar apple or Annona salzmannii is a tropical, evergreen tree native to Brazil that can grow up to 12 ? 15 m tall

  

  

Annona neosalicifolia is a deciduous tree with a dense, round crown; it can grow 10 - 20 metres tall The tree branches from fairly low down The edible fruit is valued by the local population and is often gathered from the wild The tree is sometimes cultivated for its fruit in areas within its native range 6 to 8 metres tall tress with brown-whitish trunk of diameter of 30 to 40 cm

  

  

Soursop Trees produce remarkable fruit with a unique look and flavor Those who have never seen a soursop before are often amazed by its elongated shape with bright green skin that has a soft prickly appearance Soursops are great for snacking as well as pairing with desserts like ice cream or pies

  

  

Soursop is the fruit of Annona muricata, a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree The exact origin is unknown; it is native to the tropical regions of the Americas and is widely propagated It is in the same genus, Annona, as cherimoya and is in the Annonaceae family

  

  

Soncoya is a medium-sized deciduous tree, 7–12 m (23–39 ft) tall Alternate leaves elliptic to oblong, 18–30 cm (7–12 in) long, with pointed apex Blades brown, pubescent on both sides