Bananas
Bananas

It’s time to go bananas!  This is a great time to enjoy one of the most popular fruits in the world.  Bananas (Musa spp.) are an herbaceous perennial, not a tree, with a pseudostem emerging from an underground root structure called a corm.  Each...

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Jack Fruit
Jack Fruit

Jackfruit, Artocarpus heterophylla is identified as the most versatile fruit known to man.  Aside from being the largest tree borne fruit (commonly found up to 100 pounds) it is useful and valuable at every stage, from flower to mature fruit.  In...

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Mango
Mango

We have been waiting a whole year for mango season to return and it’s finally here. Glenn… Carrie… Florigon… Kent… Keitt. They are all back. We sure did miss you. You might have noticed that the mangos are ripening either later or earlier...

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Annona
Annona

May is usually a time of great anticipation in the world of tropical fruit, with peak mango season just around the corner.  It’s also a time that leaves some very deserving fruits in the corner and not getting the attention they deserve!  The...

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Tamarind
Tamarind

Tamarindus indica This month’s featured fruit is one of the most widely used in the world.  Tamarind is thought to originate in Tropical Africa, but has been used and transported around the world for so long, that many places claim it as their...

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Jaboticaba
Jaboticaba

One of the most popular fruit producing trees in Brazil (and the Fruit & Spice Park) is the Jaboticaba, Myrciaria cauliflora. Jaboticaba fruits are round, dark colored fruits that look and taste a lot like grapes but with a tough, thick skin...

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