There are many different species of fruit trees that we do not even know in our country. Many of these trees are called “rare fruit trees” and come from different parts of the planet. Let’s look at some examples:
Rare fruit trees from China
Asian countries always have something new to show us and as far as plant species are concerned they have a wide catalog. Some of the rarest fruit trees come from this area of the Earth and are as follows:
- The Lychee tree: it is a very tall tree with a large crown of leaves quite dense and is native to southern China. It can develop in any soil and grow up to 40 feet tall. Its fruits are red or brown but care must be taken and do not ingest the seed that is among the white pulp.
- The Longan tree: it does not withstand extreme cold or frost but it is more resistant than the previous one. Its fruits are brown.
- Jujube: It is typical of Florida and is a tree that is not affected by many pests, in addition to being quite resistant to drought.
Rare fruit trees from other countries
Other rather peculiar fruit trees that can be found for sale, for example, in Mexico, are:
- Budha hand lemon tree: its fruit is considered one of the strangest in the world and its healing properties make it a highly desired citrus tree. Its shape emulates a hand and hence its name.
- Chinín avocado tree: it is very difficult to get and is endemic to Mexico. Its fruit is exquisite and it is very common to eat it in tortilla.
- Jamaican Cherry tree: it is a tree very disappeared from its native lands (Mexico). In the past, indigenous peoples ate its delicious fruit.
As you will see, there are many species of rare fruit trees. You just have to do some research online and, perhaps, you can get a copy for your garden.
Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.