AVOCADOS

DESCRIPTION  The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree native to Mexico and Central America, classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. Avocado or alligator pear also refers to the fruit, botanically a large berry that contains a single seed. Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical … Continue reading AVOCADOS

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BANANA

 DESCRIPTION The banana is an edible fruit, botanically a berry, produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called plantains. The fruit is variable in size, color and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch … Continue reading BANANA

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BARBADOS CHERRY

DESCRIPTION                                                                                                               The Barbados cherry is a large, bushy shrub or small tree attaining up to 20 ft (6 m) in height and an equal breadth; with more or less erect or spreading and drooping, minutely hairy branches, and a short trunk to 4 in (10 cm) in diameter. Its evergreen leaves are elliptic, oblong, obovate, … Continue reading BARBADOS CHERRY

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GRAPES

DESCRIPTION  A grape is a fruiting berry of the deciduous woody vines of the botanical genus Vitis.Grapes can be eaten raw or they can be used for making wine, jam, juice, jelly, grape seed extract, raisins, vinegar, and grape seed oil. Grapes are a non-climacteric type of fruit, generally occurring in clusters.   HOW TO … Continue reading GRAPES

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GUAVAS  

DESCRIPTION    Guavas are common tropical fruits cultivated and enjoyed in many tropical and subtropical regions.Psidium guajava (common guava, lemon guava) is a small tree in the Myrtle family (Myrtaceae), native to Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. Although related species may also be called guavas, they actually belong to other genera, such as … Continue reading GUAVAS  

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LEMON

DESCRIPTION  The lemon (Citrus – limon) is a species of small evergreen tree native to Asia. The tree’s ellipsoidal yellow fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice, which has both culinary and cleaning uses. The pulp and rind (zest) are also used in cooking and baking. The … Continue reading LEMON

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MULBERRIES

DESCRIPTION  Mulberries are the fruits of mulberry trees (Morus), related to figs and breadfruit.Mulberry trees are traditionally grown for their leaves, mainly in Asia and North America, as they are the only food that silkworms can eat.Because of their sweet flavor, impressive nutritional value and numerous health benefits, mulberries are gaining increased interest worldwide .Chinese … Continue reading MULBERRIES

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OLIVE

DESCRIPTION    The olive, known by the botanical name Olea europaea, meaning “european olive”, (syn. Olea sylvestris) is a species of small tree in the family Oleaceae, found in much of Africa, the Mediterranean Basin from Portugal to the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and southern Asia as far east as China, as well as the … Continue reading OLIVE

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PAPAYA

DESCRIPTION    Papayas are spherical or pear-shaped fruits that can be as long as 20 inches. The ones commonly found in the market usually average about 7 inches and weigh about one pound. Their flesh is a rich orange color with either yellow or pink hues. Inside the inner cavity of the fruit are black, … Continue reading PAPAYA

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POMEGRANATE

DESCRIPTION    The pomegranate ), botanical name Punica granatum, is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing between 5 and 8 m (16 and 26 ft) tall.In the Northern Hemisphere, the fruit is typically in season from September to February,and in the Southern Hemisphere from March to May. As intact arils or juice, pomegranates … Continue reading POMEGRANATE

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RASPBERRIES

DESCRIPTION  Raspberries are naturally inclined to grow in cooler climates, although the development of adaptable varieties has made it possible for gardeners to grow raspberries in many zones. They are relatively easy to grow, and with proper care, can bear fruit indefinitely. Don’t limit yourself to the common red raspberry; try growing purple as well! There are … Continue reading RASPBERRIES

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SAPOTA

DESCRIPTION  Manilkara zapota, commonly known as the sapodilla is a long-lived, evergreen tree native to southern Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. An example natural occurrence is in coastal Yucaton in the Petenes mangroves ecoregion, where it is a subdominant plant species. It was introduced to the Philippines during Spanish colonization. It is grown in … Continue reading SAPOTA

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STARFRUIT

DESCRIPTION  Carambola, also known as starfruit, is the fruit of Averrhoa carambola, a species of tree native to the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.The fruit is popular throughout Southeast Asia, the South Pacific and parts of East Asia. The tree is also cultivated throughout non-indigenous tropical areas, such as in Latin … Continue reading STARFRUIT

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STRAWBERRIES

DESCRIPTION   The garden strawberry is a widely grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria (collectively known as the strawberries).It is cultivated worldwide for its fruit. The fruit (which is not a botanical berry, but an aggregate accessory fruit) is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness. It is … Continue reading STRAWBERRIES

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