FRUITS

 

  

The fragrant flesh is white or pink, and extremely juicy, somewhat like watermelon or an Asian pear The flavor is on the sweet side, with notes of rose, though very mild Usually there are no seeds, although some fruits may have a few

  

Fruit is medium size, pear-shaped, variegated (white/green striped) outside when unripe, turning bright yellow when ripe The flesh is pink, very aromatic, sweet and delicious, and contains only a few seeds that separate from pulp easily This variety is resistant to insects and worms

  

Landolphia dulcis is a climbing shrub producing stout woody, perennial stems up to 10 metres long that attach themselves to other plants for support by means of tendrils The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use as a food and medicine The fruit is edible but of variable palatability, sometimes sweet, sometimes acid, sometimes astringent Perhaps these are varietal differences

  

Eta grows as a shrub in the savannah, but when growing in the forest becomes a huge climbing plant, producing stems that climb over other plants in the forest and can reach a length of 100 metres or more with a basal diameter of 30cm The fruit is commonly harvested from the wild and is highly esteemed Before the days of the monopoly of natural rubber sources by Hevea plantations, this species was a very important source of vine-rubber It has been exploited as a forest-produce throughout its range, and plantations of it have at times been established elsewhere in Africa

  

The FIG is a large tenacious tree which bears a fragile, highly sweet fruit in the hot summer months The fig, or te’ena in Hebrew, is native to Israel and the Ancient Near East and is well known in many biblical accounts It is one of the first trees mentioned in the Bible when Adam and Eve used its large, uniquely shaped leaves to sew for themselves coverings

  

The FIG is a large tenacious tree which bears a fragile, highly sweet fruit in the hot summer months The fig, or te’ena in Hebrew, is native to Israel and the Ancient Near East and is well known in many biblical accounts

  

The fig, or te'ena in Hebrew, is native to Israel and the Ancient Near East and is well known in many biblical accounts It is one of the first trees mentioned in the Bible when Adam and Eve used its large, uniquely shaped leaves to sew for themselves coverings

  

Coccoloba uvifera is a species of flowering plant in the buckwheat family, Polygonaceae, that is native to coastal beaches throughout tropical America and the Caribbean, including southern Florida, the Bahamas, the Greater and Lesser Antilles, and Bermuda Common names include seagrape and baygrape Sea grape is a dioecious species, that is, male and female flowers are borne on separate plants, and cross-pollination is necessary for fruit to develop

  

Inga edulis (eng ice-cream-bean, joaquiniquil, Mex cuaniquil, guama or guaba) is a fruit native to South America

  

Rambutan trees are tropical species and thus need to be kept in a very warm environment The ideal temperature for a rambutan is 71 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit Even a few days of temperatures going below 50 degrees Fahrenheit could irreparably damage the tree and cause it to die

  

since the day the seeds were planted in Sri Lanka it has become an exclusive aspect of the Sri Lankan culture Legend says that the Portuguese had a fortress in Malwana and that they found that the soil in the Kelani Valley was ideal for the plant to thrive

  

The rambutan (/ræm?bu?t?n/, taxonomic name: Nephelium lappaceum) is a medium-sized tropical tree in the family Sapindaceae The name also refers to the edible fruit produced by this tree The rambutan is native to the Malay-Indonesian region, and other regions of tropical Southeast Asia

  

Rambutan is an important fruit tree of humid tropical Southeast Asia, traditionally cultivated especially in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand It is a popular garden fruit tree and propagated commercially in small orchardsThe fruit are usually sold fresh, used in making jams and jellies

  

rambutan trees can bear fruit twice annually, once in late fall and early winter, with a shorter season in late spring and early summerRambutan is propagated by grafting, air-layering, and budding; the latter is most common as trees grown from seed often produce sour fruit Budded trees may fruit after two to three years with optimum production occurring after eight to 10 years

  

Platonia insignis also known as Bacuri fruit is considered to be one of the tastiest and healthiest among fruits Native to South America, this fruit closely resembles papaya in color and shape The Bacuri's insides consist of a white pulp with just about three to five seeds

  

The Tropical Apricot fruit plant has many of the attributes of both parents It is also known as Dovyah's Hybrid or just DovyalisThe name tropical apricot, which has been used to describe the fruit's color and taste, is how the plant is commonly referred to in pan-tropical areas where it grows

  

Alibertia patinoi, commonly known as borojo , is a small (2-5m), dioecious tropical rainforest tree It is one of the few of the Rubiaceae family that has edible fruit It grows in the northwest area of Colombia in the Choco Department and in the Esmeraldas Province of Ecuador, in areas of high humidity and temperature

  

Monk fruit juice is an amazing twenty times sweeter than other fruit juices The unique low-calorie sweetness of monk fruit comes from naturally occurring antioxidants found in the fruit that have a delicious, sweet taste, without the calories of sugar Used as a food ingredient monk fruit adds delicious low-calorie sweetness, replacing sugar and calories with great-tasting goodness from fruit

  

Salak fruit is a species of palm tree It is a very short-stemmed palm, with leaves up to 6 metres (20 ft) long; each leaf has a 2-metre long petiole with spines up to 15 centimetres (59 in) long, and numerous leaflets

  

The fruits grow in clusters at the base of the palm, and are also known as snake fruit due to the reddish-brown scaly skin They are about the size and shape of a ripe fig, with a distinct tip The pulp is edible

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