I originally thought that ECHO would have little to offer in the area of tropical fruit because so many types are common in every tropical country. I have found, however, that the improved varieties are often not available and some promising species are hardly known. Bonnie and I joined the Rare Fruit Club in Fort Myers to get to know experts with resources in tropical fruits. We find that southern Florida is a Mecca for the best varieties of many species, primarily because of the enthusiasm of people for whom such collections have been a long-standing hobby. So we welcome requests for information on tropical fruits and seeds and will pass the questions on to our newfound friends who have far more experience than do we.
Price, M.L. 1981. Tropical Fruits in General. ECHO Development Notes no. 1