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  1. Tamarind is an attractive, evergreen, nitrogen fixing tree, growing to 30 m in height, and best adapted to semi-arid conditions. The sweet-tart pulp from the pod is eaten fresh, used as an ingredient in cooking, or made into a refreshing drink. Tamarind wood is used for lumber, firewood, and high...  
  2. The Strawberry tree is a fast growing evergreen tree to 13 m in height. The trees bear abundant small red berries that are eaten fresh. Strawberry trees are also used for landscaping and firewood.  
  3. Tree tomatoes are small, half-woody, fast growing, solanaceous trees reaching 3 to 5.5 m in height that are native to South American highlands. Tree tomatoes are edible and can be consumed either as a fruit or vegetable. In the tropics, tree tomatoes do best at elevations between 1500 and 2800...  
  4. Buffalo thorn is a thorny, bushy shrub or small tree of semi-arid climates, growing to 12 m in height. It is used for its edible fruit and livestock browsing. The tree is good bee forage, and makes good firewood, charcoal, fence posts and furniture. Because of its thorns and tangled branches, the...  
  5. 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.  
  6. Purple passion fruitis a woody, perennial vine that climbs. Its fruit is grown for the seedy pulp that is both sweet and tart in flavor. It is eaten fresh, used in smoothies or juices, or for making desserts. Generally sweeter and smaller fruit than yellow passionfruit.A subtropical fruit that...  
  7. Yellow passionfruit is a perennial climbing vine, up to 15 m in length, bearing fruits up to 7 cm in diameter. The pulp and seeds may be eaten fresh or the seeds may be removed to eat or use in beverages. Yellow passionfruit is adapted to a more tropical and lowland climate than the purple...  
  8. Cattley guava is a small evergreen tree growing up to 10 m in height with smooth, thinflaking bark. The small fruit is red or yellow and up to 4 cm in diameter. The fruits are eaten fresh orused for jam, and the plant is sometimes used as an ornamental.This species can become invasive if not...  
  9. Black sapote is a tall, attractiveevergreen tree growing to 25 m in height. It bears round green fruit up to 12cm in diameter. The fruit is picked green when the calyx lifts away from the fruit and then it is allowed to ripen until it is brown and mushy. At this stage, it containscustard-like,...  
  10. Native to Brazil, Jaboticabas grow at elevations from sea-level to 3,000 ft and are generally sensitive to frost according to varieties.