Tropical fruit trees have become very fashionable in Spain but it is important to mention that these trees come from tropical climates and cannot be exposed to frost or too low temperatures because they will not survive.
List of tropical fruit trees
Some of the fruits of tropical fruit trees are as follows:
The avocado tree is a very vigorous, evergreen tree, which can reach 30 meters in height. Its flowers are very peculiar because, apart from the typical cluster shape of grapes, the flower opens at two different times: in the first they open as feminine, they close for a period and then they open as masculine.
The custard apple tree, which gives fruit to the custard apple is a deciduous tree that does not reach more than 8 meters in height. Its fruit is a kind of white berry with black seeds inside. Externally it is green in color and its taste is sweet.
Excessive cold causes the leaves of this tropical tree to fall.
The coconut palm is a tropical palm tree that can reach up to 20 meters in height. It is a tree that blooms between November and Marco but the fruits need a ripening of 13 months.
The necessary climate for this tropical fruit tree is warm and without great variations in temperatures. In addition, the humidity of the environment should be above 60%.
The fig tree is a very typical tree of Mediterranean countries and warm climate. In fact, it can be said that it is a rainfed fruit tree.
They can be classified into fig trees that give brevas (larger figs) and fig trees that give only figs. In the case of the first, we have two types of crops: a first of brevas and another in August of figs.
There are many more tropical fruit trees that we have not mentioned but, in Spain, these are the best known and are the most consumed tropical fruits.
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.