Plants: Fruit Tree Crops
Atemoya Annona squamosa x Annona cherimola
The atemoya is a hybrid of the cherimoya (Annona cherimola) and the sugar apple (Annona squamosa), two members of the Annona family. The name comes from an old Mexican word "ate" for sugar apple combined with "moya" from cherimoya
Barbados Cherry Malpighia punicifolia (syn. Malpighia glabra)
Barbados Cherry is a large bushy shrub or small tree native to the Lesser Antilles Islands and neighboring northern South America. Mature trees can exist in areas where temperatures are as low as 28 F (-2.2C) but young seedlings cannot tolerate freezing.
Black Sapote Diospyros digyna
Diospyros digyna is native to coasts of Mexico and lowlands of Central American. The Spaniards spread it to the Philippines in the 1700’s and to Hawaii, Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The tree grows very well in Southern Florida.
Buffalo Thorn Ziziphus abyssinica
This Ziziphus species is indigenous to Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa. It is found growing wild in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and other east African countries. It is a thorny shrub or small tree, 7-12 m (25-40 ft) with rough, grey-brown bark that is used for making a dye and has leaves that...
Canistel Pouteria campechiana
The Canistel is a large, evergreen tree native to Central America. It usually grows to around 8 m in height, but occasionally grows larger in favorable conditions. Leaves are commonly oblanceolate at 10-30cm in length and alternately cluster around branch tips. The tree has an open-growing...
Cattley Guava Psidium cattleianum (syn. P. littorale var. longipes)
The Cattley Guava is thought to be native to the lowlands of eastern Brazil. This species has two forms, the Red Strawberry Guava (P. cattleianum) and the Yellow Cattley Guava (P. cattleianum var. luridum). This species was named after William Cattley, the English horticulturist who fostered its...
Cherimoya Annona cherimola
The cherimoya species is thought to have originated from the inter-Andean valleys of Ecuador, Colombia, and Bolivia.
Chinese Jujube Ziziphus jujuba
Though the first jujube trees grown were in Syria, Chinese records show that the jujube has been cultivated in China for 4,000 years. Most locations with warm long summers can support growth of these fruit trees. The jujube is a medium size tree, up to 25 or more feet, with glossy green,...
Guava Psidium guajava
The Guava is thought to be native to Mexico and the northern part of Central America. It is now cultivated in most of the tropics.
Indian Jujube Ziziphus mauritiana
Indian Jujube’s origin is south to central Asia with records of its existence in India from 1000 B.C. It has become naturalized in tropical Africa, India, China and the Mediterranean where it is commercially important. Indian Jujube is a spiny, evergreen shrub which can grow into a tree of...