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Abiu

Common Name: Caimo

Latin Name: Pouteria caimito

Origin: Brazil

Season: September- October 

The Abiu is a yellow fruit in the Sapote family. The peel is smooth, tough, and pale to bright yellow when ripe. The pulp is white, sweet, and translucent with a taste that has been described as “butterscotch caramel” or a delicious caramelized flan.

Achachairu

Common Name:  Achacha

Latin Name: Garcinia Humilis

Origin: Bolivia

Season: September- October

The fruit is a berry with a smooth and hard thick skin related to the mangosteen. The taste is described as a delicious and  refreshing  creamy sweet citrus. The achachairu grows in the southern part of the Amazon basin in the central area of Bolivia. 

Atemoya

Common Name: Atemoya

Latin Name: Annona squamosa x Annona cherimola

Origin: Brazil

Varieties: Geffner, Lisa

Season: August-November

 

Atemoya is a hybrid of sugar apple and cherimoya and is conical to heart shaped. The fragrant and firm snowy white flesh is described to resemble the cherimoya flavor. The fruit can be used to make ice cream and other desserts

Avocado

Common Name: Avocado

Latin Name: Persea Americana

Origin: Brazil 

Season: May- February depending on variety type

The Avocado tree produces fruits that have a greenish and yellowish flesh with a buttery texture and flavor. Avocados are highly nutritious and rich in vitamins and minerals. It can be spread on sandwiches, use in salads, made into guacamole, or even used in desserts.

Banana

Common Name: Banana

Latin Name: Musa spp.

Origin: Asia 

Season: Year Round

The Banana tree is an ornamental tropical plant that grows great in the home landscape and is one of the oldest cultivated plants. It only takes a year to start producing pounds of fresh fruit. Once the plant has fruited, it dies back (or can be cut and mulched around base) and the infant banana plants begin to grow from the parent plant. 

Barbados Cherry

Common Name: Acerola cherry 

Latin Name: Malpighia glabra

Origin: West Indies, Central America

Season: May-Nov sparsely most of the year

Barbados Cherry is a tall shrub, recommended as a fruiting hedge. The juicy and delectable fruit has been described as a sweet and slightly tart cherry flavor with an immensely high content of Vitamin C. An interesting fun fact is that the cherry is said to have the equivalent value of vitamin C content of 12 oranges! They can be used to make juices, smoothies, pastries, and jams.

Black Sapote

Common Name: Chocolate Pudding Fruit

Latin Name: Diospyros digyna

Origin: Mexico

Season: Fall & Spring

The black sapote is an attractive tropical evergreen fruit tree with dark green leaves and dense full foliage. The pudding like flesh is rich and smooth with chocolatey overtones which gives it it’s popular name of “Chocolate Pudding Fruit.”

Blackberry Jam Fruit

Latin Name: Randia formosa

The blackberry jam fruit is a shrub with beautiful leaves and ornamental flowers that become small yellow fruits filled with a dark brown pulp. The flavor is a like a sweet berry jam, this is a very unique fruit!

Cacao

Common Name: Cacao, Cocoa, Chocolate

Latin Name:  Theobroma Cacao

Origin: Tropical America

Season: October-January

The cacao is an evergreen tree with large dark green leaves. The flesh can be eaten as a sweet and delicious treat. The seeds are used to make many beloved chocolate products.  The cacao is a great tree to grow your own chocolate.

Caimito

Common Name: Star Apple

Latin name: Chrysophyllum cainito

Origin: West Indies 

Season: February – May

The Caimito is a beautiful shade tree with slightly leathery, shiny green leaves on the upper surface and a bronze color on the lower surface. The fruit is baseball sized with a grape like flavor and jelly consistency. It is best eaten fresh but can also be used in fruit salads and sorbets. 

Canistel

Common Name: Egg Fruit

Botanical Name: Pouteria campechiana

Origin: Central America

Season: September – March (may fruit twice a year)

The Canistel is a beautiful large evergreen tree that has dark green leaves. The outer skin of the fruit is orange/yellow and the pulp is firm, creamy, and sweet. The fruit may be eaten fresh or used to make ice cream, milkshakes, or delicious custards. The flavor is rich and reminiscent of eggnog.

Carambola

Common Name: Star Fruit

Carambola makes a wonderful tropical shade tree, with small teardrop shaped leaves and pink flowers. The fruit is crispy and refreshing, full of sweet and tart juice reminiscent of citrus.

Cecropia

Common Name: Gummy Worm Fruit

Latin Name:  Cecropia Peltata

Origin: Central America

Season: year-round ( peak season in summer and fall months) 

The Cecropia, known as trumpet tree, is a  large evergreen tree with an open and thin crown. The fruit has a jelly-like soft, tender flesh with a sweet and somewhat gelatinous texture. The taste has also been described as a taste reminiscent of figs and honey.

Coconut

Common Name: Coconut

Latin Name:  Cocos Nucifera

Origin: Southeast Asia 

Season: year round 

The coconut palm is a low-maintenance, tall palm that produces a versatile fruit making it an integral part of cooking all over the world. The palm produces an edible fruit nut with a white meat inside that contains water that is sweet and hydrating making it an excellent source of nutrients.

Coffee

Common Name: Coffee

Latin  Name: Coffea arabica

Origin: Ethiopia

Season: Winter

The coffee plant has glossy green leaves and produces a small white, fragrant flower. The small white flowers bear small fleshy berries that turn into blackish pods. The seeds within these fruits are roasted to become coffee beans.

Custard Apple

Common Name: Custard Apple 

Latin  Name: Annona Reticulata

Origin: West Indies, Southern Mexico

The Custard Apple tree is a small erect grower. The heart shaped fruit has a thick, cream-white layer of custardlike flesh beneath the skin. The flavor is very sweet, compared to cheesecake, and is commonly eaten fresh and used to make milk shakes, custards, and ice cream.

Dragonfruit

Common Name: Dragonfruit, Pitaya

Latin  Name: Hylocereus sp.

Origin: Central America

Season: Year round depending on variety

The stunning vining cactus produces beautiful night blooming white flowers that bring beauty and intrigue to any garden or landscape. Dragon Fruit is known for its gorgeous neon pink, leathery skin and white or red flesh. The fruit is a milky white or red ( depending on type) flesh speckled with tiny black seeds. The taste has been described as a cross between a melon and a kiwi being sweet yet slightly sour and delicious and is best eaten chilled or used to make juices or smoothies. Dragonfruit is especially known for being high in  lycopene making it a high antioxidant source. 

Fig

Common Name: Fig

Latin Name: Ficus carica

Origin: Western Asia

Season: Spring and winter

The fig tree is one of the first fruit trees cultivated in ancient times ( 5,000 B.C.). Figs can grow in all fifty states and are a member of the mulberry family. Ripe figs are exquisitely sweet and delicious with varying flavor undertones. 

Goji Berry

Common Name: Goji Berry

Latin  Name: Licium Barbarum

Origin: China

Season: harvest is August-October

The Goji Berry is a hardy plant that produces a  brightly colored orange/red fruit. They are in the nightshade family of plants and the berries grow on shrubs about 3-5 feet in height. The taste has been described as a deliciously sweet and  slightly sour flavor and can be added to smoothies, made into a juice, and eaten fresh. This well known berry is often dried and sold as a superfood for its antioxidant and immune system boosting properties. 

Grumichama

Common Name: Grumichama, Brazilian Cherry

Latin Name: Eugenia braziliensis

Origin: Brazil

Season: fruits in summer

The Grumichama also known as Brazilian Cherry, is a slender, small, and erect tree that is heavily foliaged and can be shaped as a hedge. This plant produces dark green glossy leaves. The fruit turns dark purple to black as it ripens and has a red or white juicy  pulp that has a sweet like cherry flavor often used to make pies, jams, or jellies.

Guava

Common Name: Guava

Latin Name: Psidium guajava

Origin: Tropical America

Season: Year round

The Guava plant is a tropical evergreen shrub/small tree known for its exotically sweet producing fruit. The fruit is an oval or pear shape with an aromatic sweet pulp that varies in taste depending on the variety. Guava is used in many recipes including pastries, desserts, juices, and more. 

Ice Cream Bean

Common Name: Ice Cream Bean 

Latin Name: Inga spp. 

Season: flowers from June-October

The Ice cream bean is a fast growing nitrogen fixing tree that produces a large sweet cottony pulp. The pulp is described as a sweet vanilla taste with a texture of cotton candy as it melts in your mouth.

Jackfruit

Common Name: Jackfruit

Latin Name: Artocarpus heterophyllus

Origin: Asia

Season: April to December, according to variety

The Jackfruit tree is a tropical large evergreen tree that produces the largest fruit that grows on a tree averaging between 10-40 pounds. The inner yellow flesh is crunchy and juicy with a sweet flavor resembling the taste of a mango, pineapple and banana. Unripe fruit can be cooked with spices and flavorings to make a pulled pork replacement dish.

Jaboticaba

Common Name: Jaboticaba

Latin Name: Myrciaria cauliflora

Origin: Brazil

Season: Winter, spring & throughout the year

Description: The Jaboticaba or Brazilian Grape Tree is a small bushy tree that produces a dark colored grape like fruit. They start out as a light green skin then turn a dark purple and have a sweet flavor with an acidic zing.

Jamaican Cherry

Common Name: Strawberry Tree, Cotton Candy Fruit

Latin name: Muntingia calabura

Strawberry tree is fast growing plant with a feathering leaf canopy and makes a medium sized shade tree. It’s often covered by white flowers resembling strawberry flowers which become round red berries. The fruit will burst in your mouth with sugary juice that tastes like cotton candy. There is no seed in the center which makes it a great fruit for children.

June Plum

Common Name: June Plum

Latin Name: Spondias dulcis

Origin: South Pacific

Season: Fall and winter

The June plum tree produces a unique tropical treat which has a tart taste resembling that of  a pineapple and mango. Traditionally, it is often eaten with salt and chile and can also be made into jellies.

Longan

Common Name: Longan, ‘Poor Man’s Lychee’

Latin Name: Dimocarpus longana

Origin: India and southeast Asia

Season: Late July to September, according to variety

A relative to the lychee, the Longan is an evergreen tree with dense dark green foliage that fruits reliably in South Florida.  They produce a fruit that is quarter size round, smooth, and brown on the outside with a translucent pulp. The taste has been described as a sweet nutty grape.

Loquat

Latin Name: Eriobotrya japonica

Origin: China

Season: January to April

The Loquat is a beautiful ornamental tree with large fuzzy leaves and sweet scented showy white blooms. The Loquat has been described to have a flavor as a cross between a peach and apricot. The  deliciously sweet bursting fruit  can be eaten fresh and is often used in jams and wine. 

Lychee

Latin Name: Litchi chinensis

Origin: Southeast China

Season: Mid May to Mid June in South Florida

Lychee is a tropical broadleaf evergreen tree that produces a small, dimpled, fleshy white and clear fruit with a rough pink red skin. Lychees have a flavor resembling that of a passion fruit and grape combined and are usually eaten fresh or used to make jams or jellies.

Mamey Sapote

Common Name: Mamey

Latin Name: Pouteria sapota

Origin: Central America

Season: April-October, according to variety

The mamey sapote is the national fruit of Cuba reminiscent of the magnolia tree and produces a fruit with a skin that is brown in color with a soft salmon colored flesh. The fruit hasa taste of sweet potato pudding combined with honey, almond, and vanilla. You can tell the fruit is ripe by scratching the surface and if it is pink, pick it and let it ripen for a few days until it softens. Mamey milkshakes are a favorite in Cuba and are made by blending the mamey pulp, milk, ice, and sweetener.

Mango

Common Name: Mango

Latin Name: Mangifera indica

Origin: Southeast Asia and India

Season: May to January, according to variety

The amazing mango trees grow best in tropical to subtropical zones and form a dense canopy of long oblong green leaves when mature. The juicy ripe mango is one of the most highly cultivated fruits in the tropical world. Depending on the variety, the fruit produced can be round, ovate, or obovate and start out being a  greenish color that then gradually turns yellow, orange, purple, and red ( or combination) as it matures. The flavor is sweet and juicy with varying complex flavors, and yellow to orange in color.

Miracle Fruit

Common Name: Miracle Fruit

Latin Name: Synsepalum dulcificum

Origin: Ghana W. Africa

Season: All year

Miracle fruit berries grow on a shrub that produce a small gumdrop sized berry that once eaten produce a juice that coats your tongue making everything sour  taste sweet! The masking of the sour taste can last a couple hours and can make lemons taste like a sweet lemonade. It is a  “true miracle” berry for chemotherapy patients who are suffering from lack of appetite and metallic taste, as the berry removes that taste for them and helps them gain their appetite back.

Mulberry

Common Name: Mulberry

Latin Name: Morus nigra

Origin: Asia

Season: Spring to summer; Everbearing produces throughout the year

Mulberry trees are fast growing and produce a small fleshy fruit that looks like a tightly beaded blackberry. The color of the mulberry ranges from white to purple and red purplish-black and are delicious eaten fresh. The taste is described as mild and sweet, resembling a blackberry. They can be used to make jams, jellies, pies, and wine. They can also be dried and eaten as a nutritious snack.

Mysore Raspberry

Common Name: Mysore Raspberry

Latin Name: Rubus Niveus

Origin: Burma and India

Season: Year-round 

The tropical Mysore Raspberry plant is a large shrub and a great producer. The juicy and sweet fruit tastes like a raspberry and is enjoyed fresh or could be used to make pies and jellies or even frozen to put into smoothies. 

Papaya

Common Name: Papaya

Latin Name: Carica papaya

Origin: Tropical America

Season: Year round

The Papaya plant is a semi-woody herbaceous plant with a tropical appearance. You can tell it is ripe when it is orange to yellow in color. It can be eaten fresh, juiced, or made into desserts. Fruit is high in potassium and vitamin A and carries a digestive enzyme that eases digestion. 

Passion Fruit

Common Name: Passion Fruit

Latin Name: Passiflora edulis

Origin: Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina

Season: May to October

Passionfruit grows on a vine that produces beautiful large flowers making them great butterfly attractants. The vine grows along the ground or climbs up supporting objects. The fruit is described as refreshingly tart and compared to citrus, pineapple, and kiwi. You can eat the jellylike flesh by scooping it out with a spoon. It is also used in fruit juice drinks and made into desserts.

Peanut Butter Fruit

Common Name: Peanut Butter Fruit

Latin Name: Bunchosea argentea

Season: blooms from March- October

Origin: South America

The Peanut Butter Fruit is a small tropical ornamental tree. The tree produces olive sized fruits when ripened are soft and sweet, with the texture of a medjool date with a hint of peanut butter.

Pineapple

Common Name: Pineapple

Latin Name: Ananas comosus

Origin: Tropical America

Season: May to September

Description:

Pineapples are a tropical herbaceous plant and the bromeliad of the future. The fruit is one of the most widely used in the tropical world and was originally  thought to be a symbol of wealth and often used as decorations. The exotic, decadent fruit is juicy with a vibrant tropical flavor that is sweet and tart. 

Pitangatuba

Common Name: Pitangatuba

Latin Name: Eugenia Selloi

Origin: Brazil

Season: most of the year with heavier fruiting in spring and summer 

The Pitangatuba is a rare Brazilian fruit related to the Surinam Cherry. They produce a delicious yellow juicy fruit that is sweet and sour with a taste of mango, passion fruit, and pineapple combined. The fruit trees thrive in subtropical-level humidity with full sun and light shade.

Pomegranate

Common Name: Pomegranate

Latin Name: Punica granatum

Origin: South Asia

Season: Year round

Pomegranate trees produce a delicious fruit that is extremely high in antioxidants. The orange sized fruits that can be eaten fresh or used in juices and drinks. The fruits have a red, leathery rind and the edible seeds produce a flavorful juicy pulp. Additionally the juice is also used as a natural dye.

Rollinia

Common Name: Pomegranate

Latin Name: Rollinia Deliciosa

Origin: Brazil 

Season: Spring- early summer

Rollinia is a fast growing deciduous tree with a dense rounded canopy. The fruit is heart shaped or spherical oblong with soft, rounded bumps on the skin that changes from green to yellow as it ripens.  The Rollinia is a delicious annona that is eaten fresh and  tastes like lemon meringue pie. It is also used to make milk shakes, jellies, jams, and chutneys.

Ross Sapote

Common Name: Ross Sapote

Latin Name: Pouteria sp.

Origin: Central America

Season: September to March

The Ross Sapote is a beautiful fast growing  evergreen that does well in subtropical climates. It was first introduced to Florida by Bill Whitman, a famous rare fruit collector. The plant produces a fruit with a thin orange to yellow skin color that resembles a hard boiled egg yolk. The fruit is large and round with a soft, smooth, creamy pudding-like texture that tastes like pumpkin cheesecake and can be eaten fresh or used to make desserts.

Sapodilla

Common Name: Sapodilla

Latin Name: Manilkara zapota

Origin: Tropical America

Season: December to October

The Sapodilla tree is an attractive evergreen with beautiful, glossy green leaves. It blooms bell shaped flowers and produces an oval shaped fruit that melts in your mouth and has a brown sugar pear flavor. They can be eaten as a dessert all by itself or made into milk shakes, cakes, and fruit cups. It is rich in Tannin (polyphenols that have anti-bacterial and anti- inflammatory properties) as well as Vitamin C to boost the immune system.

Soursop

Common Name: Soursop aka Guanabana 

Latin Name: Annona muricata

Origin: Tropical America

Season: Year round

Soursop trees are fast growing and produce a fruit that is considered a tropical delicacy. The sweet and tart fruit is heart shaped with a bright green skin. They can be eaten fresh or used to make amazing milkshakes and smoothies. Aside from the delicious tropical taste, the fruit has amazing health benefits and is cancer fighting. The leaves, when boiled, are believed to help fight off infections and viruses as well as boost the immune system.

Sugar Apple

Common Name: Sugar Apple

Latin Name: Annona squamosa

Origin: Tropical America

Season: August – November

The sugar apple is a popular annona fruit. The tree blooms fragrant flowers and produces an exquisite fruit that is very sweet with floral notes and resemble a sugary sweet custard. The fruit segment contains small black seeds and is best eaten fresh or added to make ice cream. It is heart shaped, round, ovate, or conical with a creamy white pulp.

Surinam Cherry

Common Name: Surinam Cherry

Latin Name: Eugenia Uniflora

Origin: Surinam, Guyana and French Guiana to southern Brazil 

Season: Fruits in Spring & Fall

The Surinam Cherry is one of the most common hedge plants in Florida. It is a favorite among children as they enjoy eating the ripe fruits out of hand. The fruit is the size of a berry and has the appearance of a miniature pumpkin. The taste has been described as tangy, sweet, and refreshing with an edible skin. They can also be used to make jams, jellies, pies, and much more. In Brazil, they use the leaves to spread over floors and walk over them to release the leaves oil which is said to repel flies. Honeybees love the flowers as they are a rich source of pollen for them.

White Sapote

Common Name: White Sapote

Latin Name: Casimiroa edulis

Origin: Central America

Season: May – July

Description:

The White Sapote is commonly known as the “Mexican Apple” or “Sleepy Sapote” They produce a fruit that is sweet, white to off-white, and smooth with a taste that has been described as a creamy sugar cube that can take on notes of banana or pear. The peel is greenish-yellow to yellow golden and is typical baseball to softball sized. They are wonderful eaten fresh or used in milkshakes and desserts. They also have a slight soporific effect that was used by the Aztecs as a sleep aid.

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