FRUITS

 

  

  

An excellent ornamental shrub The pitomba produces bright orange-yellow fruit with soft, melting, juicy flesh with a highly aromatic slightly acid flavour They are good eaten fresh or made into jelly and preserves

  

  

Thegrumichama is native and wild in coastal southern Brazil, especially in the states of Parana and Santa Catarina It is cultivated in and around Rio de Janeiro, also in Paraguay A specimen was growing in Hope Gardens, Jamaica, in 1880 and a tree was planted in the Botanical Gardens, Singapore, in 1888, fruited in 1903

  

  

The Longan Fruit exotic fruit of the longan tree also known as dragon eye, sweet, musky flavor Air layered or grafted trees begin producing fruit in two to three years Longan trees thrive in warm climates

  

  

Dimocarpus longan, commonly known as the longan is a tropical tree that produces edible fruit It is one of the better-known tropical members of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae), to which the lychee also belongs

  

  

Dimocarpus longan, commonly known as the longan (/?l????n/), is a tropical tree species that produces edible fruit It is one of the better-known tropical members of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae), to which the lychee, rambutan, guarana, korlan, pitomba, genip and ackee also belong The fruit of the longan are similar to that of the lychee, but less aromatic in taste

  

  

Jatoba is endemic to the Caribbean, Central, and South America The tree's wood is used for manufacturing quality furniture and decorative items Jatoba is otherwise popularly known as Brazilian cherry or South American cherry

  

  

Thechupa-chupa tree is fast-growing, erect, to 130 or even 145 ft (40-45 m) high in the wild, though often no more than 40 ft (12 m) in cultivation It is sometimes buttressed; has stiff branches in tiered whorls of 5; and copious gummy yellow latex The semi-deciduous, alternate, long-petioled leaves, clustered in rosettes near the ends of the branches, are broadly heart-shaped, normally 6 to 12 in (15-30 cm) long and nearly as wide

  

  

Mespilus germanica requires warm summers and mild winters and prefers sunny, dry locations and slightly acidic soil Under ideal circumstances, the deciduous plant grows up to 8 metres (26 ft) tall Generally, it is shorter and more shrub-like than tree-like

  

  

Chrysophyllum albidum (commonly known as white star apple) is a forest fruit tree described by the Scottish botanist George Don It is commonly found throughout tropical Africa Amongst the Yoruba tribes of Nigeria, it is called Agbalumo while called Udala in the eastern and southern parts of Nigeria

  

  

This semi-deciduous tree can naturally reach up to 20 m high but in cultivation generally grows to approximately 12 m It has a dense canopy with glossy dark green leaves and rough dark bark The tree has yellowish-green flowers which flower between January and March and later grow into a fruit

  

  

Fruit shape is round, because its local community call Mundar fruit or Bundar Very attractive skin color red, resembling a Plum Fruit mundar / round ( Garcinia forbesii ) feels a combination of sweet, sour and fresh

  

  

Chrysobalanus icaco, the cocoplum, paradise plum, abajeru or icaco, is found near sea beaches and inland throughout tropical Africa, tropical Americas and the Caribbean, and in southern Florida and the Bahamas It is also found as an exotic species on other tropical islands, where it has become a problematic invasive Chrysobalanus icaco is a shrub 1-3 metres (3

  

  

Madrone is a stunning evergreen tree that has large, leathery leaves that are shiny and green on top and gray underneath Large clusters of white flowers which bloom in early spring are followed by ½” red to yellow berries in the fall that attract birds Smooth, reddish bark peels away to expose light green underbark

  

  

Buchanania lanzan is a deciduous tree which produces seeds edible by humansIt is known as charoli(or chironji)These almond-flavoured seeds are used as a cooking spice primarily in India

  

  

The strangest but coolest fruit of Borneo island It has other names such as Karon, Buruni and Ematak According to the guide, Kesusu belongs to Jackfruit family (Anacardiaceae), a type of latex plant

  

  

Variegation is the appearance of differently coloured zones in the leaves, and sometimes the stems, of plants Variegated leaves occur rarely in nature Species with variegated individuals are sometimes found in the understory of tropical rainforests, and this habitat is the source of a number of variegated house plants

  

  

The Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis, or amla) is light green and extremely bitter The Cape gooseberry - sometimes called a Peruvian cherry - is yellow-orange and surrounded by a paper-thin husk that falls off as it dries

  

  

The Pomelo is roughly globular to oblate in shape and varies in size and color Its peel is overwhelmingly thick with a cotton-textured pith Though the peel is easily removed, it can grow up to five inches deep

  

  

The variegated variety of Calamondin has marbled green and yellow leaves and striped green and yellow fruit that eventually matures to orange Each lime is one inch across and round or oblate in shape Although Calamondins claim kumquat parentage, their rinds are inedible and bitter

  

  

The variegation is most noticeable when the fruit is unripe because the areas without chlorophyll stand out as yellow against the green stripesAs the fruit ripens and looses the green color, the fruit turns uniformly orange