Fruits

Fruit trees of Venezuela

This country has a privileged location in the tropical zone, characterized by fertile lands, abundant rivers and diversity of climates that facilitate the production of the fruit trees of Venezuela.

Fruit trees of Venezuela: Mangifera

This tree native to India, is grown in practically the whole country, mainly in the state of Zulia and different Creole varieties are distinguished that are known as bite, hilacha, manga, among others, which are harvested from April to September.

It is a large tree, resistant and very dense foliage that is common in many houses because it gives shade.

Fruit trees of Venezuela: Merey

This fruit tree is native to tropical America, and its fruit, the merey is also known as cashew, caju, cashew or cajuil. This tree is predominant in semi-arid and quality areas, as well as in the savannas.

Two varieties are distinguished, the red and yellow merey. Red merey has juicier fruits and more citrus. The nut of the fruit is roasted and consumed as it has a somewhat duce flavor and is rich in fats.

The large merey fields are found in the state of Bolivar, Anzoátegui, Guárico and Monagas

Fruit trees of Venezuela: Jobito

It is native to America. It is a fruit similar to the bony plum, it has intense yellow skin, its pulp is soft and acidic, it is also called a mountain plum. The tree is leafy and grows quickly.

Fruit trees of Venezuela: Jobo Indio

It is a warm zone tree and in Venezuela it is cultivated in the north and west of the country. The tree can reach between 5 to 10 meters in height with the trunk more or less straight which exudes a resinous juice; its bark is rough grayish.

Fruits are born in clusters that give 12 or more fruits, are cylindrical in shape, each 5 to 9 cm in diameter by 6 to 10 cm in length and weight up to 380 g; and its pulp is sweet and sour in taste, when ripe.

Huesito Plum Tree

It is a typical plant of tropical America. Its fruit occurs in the months of April to June, the pulp is yellow somewhat acidic and astringent, juicy and pleasant aroma. It is produced in the east of the country because it is a warm region. It does not require special soil conditions and develops well on sheet and stony floors.

Soursop Tree

It is the most important species of the edible Annonas, coming from the Antilles and cultivated in most tropical countries. Its fruit is green with white pulp, soft and shiny, with a large number of black seeds, its flavor is exquisite, slightly bittersweet and a particular aroma. It is produced in the region of Los Llanos and south of the Orinoco.

Kidney Tree

This tree can grow spontaneously in hot areas, it is small, green and with knots, white pulp and a large number of seeds, its flavor is similar to that of soursop but more intense.

It is an undemanding tree in terms of soil, since it grows easily in sandy and stony soils, with high temperatures, from sea level to about a thousand meters of altitude. In Venezuela it is grown in the east of the country.

Bread tree

Although it is cultivated more as an ornamental, it is a fruit tree. Breadfruit production is very high; a single tree can produce up to 700 breadfruits in a year, depending on variety, age, and habitat. It is an evergreen and leafy tree.

This is a species that is cultivated mainly on Margarita Island due to its particular climate, although it is also produced in the state of Carabobo.

milky tree

This fruit tree is one of the most cultivated in the country. Its fruit is used in different preparations such as sweets, compotes or juices. In Venezuela it is produced in almost the entire country, although the largest production is concentrated in the states of Zulia, Yaracuy, Carabobo, Aragua, Monagas, Trujillo and Falcón.

It develops in areas whose sea level is up to 1600 meters of altitude, although it can develop better in areas with a height of less than 1000 meters.

It is a short-lived tree, which can reach almost 2 meters in the wild, and if cultivated can reach up to 8 meters.

Moral Tree

This fruit tree is produced in high areas, such as Colonia Tovar in the State of Aragua and El Jarillo in the state of Miranda. They are also produced in the Andes area, such as Mérida, Táchira and Trujillo. In the country purple and red varieties are produced, of acid flavor and of small size.

Banana Tree

In Venezuela it is called cambures and there is a wide variety of fruits of different sizes, color, aroma and flavor, among which the guineo, the topocho, the titiaro and the apple tree, among others, stand out. Larger than bananas, bananas are produced, which is consumed boiled, baked, fried, in soups.

The ideal temperature for this crop is 25°C, with altitude below 300 meters. The main plantings are in the southern basin of Lake Maracaibo, Trujillo, Zulia, Barinas, Yaracuy and Carabobo.

The variety of fruits is immense, in addition to those mentioned, mamey, avocado or avocado, semeruco, fig, guava, pomagás, pomarrosa, pesgua, pendanga, vinegar, beach grape, pomegranate, peach, hicaco, Japanese medlar, caruto, creole lemon, California oranges and acidics, mandarins, grapefruit, grapefruit, cotoperiz mammon, medlar, zapote, caimito, noni, pichiguey, cocoa tupiro, guamo, among others.

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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.

Robert Asprin

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.

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