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  1. Access Agriculture Training Video A well-managed passion fruit orchard can provide farmers with some good money throughout the year. In this video, we will learn how to stake passion fruit plants and prune the vines systematically so as to get good yields. Available languages English French...
  2. Key Resource 1989-01-01 The aim of this guide is to present results of scientific research on pruning in a way that can be understood easily by all people who care about trees. In this guide I discuss pruning for the desires of man, but also for the health of the trees and their associates. I have tried to make this...
  3. 1976-01-19 File: Download [PDF File] Author(s): United States Agricultural Research Service.,United States Science and Education Administration.,United States. Agricultural Research Service. Subject(s): Tropical fruit,tropical and subtropical fruits Format: v. : ill. ; 26 cm. Note: Pts. 1-4 appeared as no....
  4. Fruit Edible parts -Fruit, Seeds A medium sized tree 10-20 m high with bright glossy leaves. Trees keep their leaves all year. Leaves are 15-25 cm long andleathery. Male and female flowers are on separate trees. Commercial trees only have female flowers. Male trees occur but arerare. Flowers are...
  5. Growables This species has an extensive natural range, from Peru and northern Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil and northward to Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia and southern Mexico; Trinidad, the Lesser Antilles including Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Vincent; and Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. It is much...
  6. Biriba is a semi-deciduous tree, up to 10m in height, that thrives in hot, humid weather, and is related to the Annonas (Soursop, Custard Apple, Atemoya). The fruit, up to 15 cm in diameter, is sweet and creamy, and typically eaten fresh.
  7. Key Resource 2011-01-01 Lack of food security is one of the biggest challenges that Central Africans face each day as they toil in their gardens, trying to produce enough food to simply feed their families and afford other expenses in life such as health care or schooling for their children. Main factors limiting...
  8. The grafted tree and container are covered with a clear plastic bag and placed in a bright, but shaded location and thoroughly watered. The terminal bud on the scion will unfold its leaf and continue to grow. Rootstock sprouts from below the graft should be removed. The bag can be removed after...
  9. Fruit / Vegetable Edible parts: Fruit, Seeds, Leaves, Flowers, Vegetable An evergreen tree up to 20 m tall and in the breadfruit family. Trees form many branches but have one or two main trunks. The bark is smooth and dark green. Leaves of young trees have 1 or 2 lobes but mature leaves are long...
  10. 2005-01-20 Report on experience using Tithonia diversifolia as a termite repellent for protecting fruit trees in Central African Republic.
  11. Growables Origin The loquat is indigenous to southeastern China and possibly southern Japan, though it may have been introduced into Japan in very early times. It is said to have been cultivated in Japan for over 1, 000 years. The western world first learned of it from the botanist Kaempfer in...
  12. Fruit Edible Portion - Fruit, Seeds - coffee A small evergreen tree up to 6-10 m high. It has a round crown. Leaves are large and strongly ribbed. They are 12-30 cm long and 8-10 cm wide. They are dark green and glossy on the upper surface and woolly white underneath. They are leathery with...
  13. Key Resource 2011-01-20 Over the past 30 plus years that we have been working with small-scale farmers in Central Africa, we have enjoyed the wonderful lushness of its forests, savannahs, and rivers. In addition, we have been privileged to get to know some of the many people groups, with their different cultures and...
  14. 2006-07-20 Jackfruit has long been valued and cultivated in tropical Asia. Thought to originate in the rainforests of India, jackfruit has remained relatively unknown throughout the rest of the tropics.
  15. 1992-07-19 A novel idea has been to grow some fruit trees, like bananas and coconuts, in circles about 3 meters in diameter.
  16. 2005-01-20 A relative of pear, apple, and peach, the loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) tree is a lesser-known fruit.
  17. 2004-10-20 Carambola is an excellent fruit to grow in the tropics because it has prolific fruit production, high nutrition, almost continuous fruiting, wide appeal and is very adaptable to different soils and locations.
  18. Starfruit is a medium to large sized tree, growing to 9 m in height, which produces abundant 5-8 ridged fruit from all parts of the plant. The fruits are yellow to yellow-orange, angled longitudinally, and can be up to 15 cm long and 9 cm wide. When cut in cross section the pieces are star shaped...
  19. Custard apple is a medium sized, semi-deciduous tree, up to 10 m in height, with large yellow-brown custard textured fruit. The fruit can be up to 15 cm in diameter, has a sweet flavor, and is usually consumed fresh.
  20. Sugar apple is a drought-tolerant tree, growing to 6 m in height, and is the most widely grown of the Annonas. The sweet fruit is eaten fresh and can be used in beverages, ice cream and milkshakes.
  21. Jackfruit is famous for producing the world's largest tree-borne fruit. Fruits typically weigh between 4.5 to 20 kgs, but have been reported up to 50 kilograms. The trees can grow to 21 m in height. A large portion of the fruit is edible with high nutritional value, fruits can be eaten green as a...
  22. Surinam cherry is a small to mid-sized shrub or small tree, up to 7.5 m in height, that produces small red fruit. This attractive plant makes a good hedge and the ripe fruits can be eaten straight from the bush. The fruit has a thin skin, the flesh is orange-red, very juicy and has a somewhat...
  23. The Sapodilla is a fairly slow-growing, upright tree to 18 m (60 ft) or more in height. It is strong and wind-resistant, rich in white, gummy latex. Its leaves are alternate and evergreen, arranging themselves at the tops of each branch. The fruit may be nearly round, oval, or conical in shape....
  24. Soursop is a tropical, low branching and shrubby tree to 10 m in height. Soursop fruits are basically oval shaped, up to 30 cm long and 15 cm wide, weighing up to 7 kg. The least acidic varieties are sometimes consumed fresh or as part of a desert. More typically soursop fruit is processed into...
  25. Papaya is not actually a tree, but a large herbaceous perennial that can grow to 10 m in height. The fruits are born in clusters just below the point where the leaves emerge from the upper part of the stem. The fruits can be up to 50 cm long and 20 cm wide and have a thick, yellow to orange flesh...
  26. Loquat is a subtropical or tropical high altitude fruit tree growing to 9 m in height. Loquats are most often grown for their fruitbut can be used for timber. The ripe yellow-orange fruits are most often eaten fresh from the tree, cooked into deserts, or made into jam.

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