Fruits

Wild fruit trees: do you know them?

Wild fruit trees are considered to be all those trees that are born naturally, without the need for cultivation. They usually develop in specific environments such as forests, farms or land with abundant vegetation.

 

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List of wild fruit trees

Some of the most popularly known wild fruit trees are the following:

Algarrobo

The evergreen saddle tree is very typical of the Mediterranean area and hot / dry climates and can exceed 10 meters in height.

Its fruits are called carob trees and are a kind of elongated legume up to 20 centimeters in length.

White mulberry

Mulberry trees are also called blackberries and, although many people think they are shrubs or thickets, they are a short-trunked tree that can reach up to 15 meters in height.

They are typical trees of cool places and do not withstand hot environments. In Spain, for example, they can be found in the northern zone (Asturias).

The fruit of this tree are the delicious blackberries that are used in yogurts or to eat them naturally. Blackberry juice has also been used to make certain medicines or products that relieve sore throats, for example.

Wild pear tree

We all know the pear tree but few know that there is the wild pear tree that inhabits forests and that it is from these trees that the cultivated pear tree has emerged.

Wild pear pears have a multitude of medicinal uses and are not pears as white and sweet as those we get from the cultivated pear tree.

Holm oak

Finally, we could not leave out of the list of wild fruit trees the famous Spanish holm oak. This tree bears the fruits of acorns and can be found in many forests of our country.

As you will see, there are many wild fruit trees that can be found in different areas of the country. It is only a matter of inquiring and you will find a multitude of wild species popularly unknown.

 

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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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