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Fruits in Sri Lanka-Tropical fruits


Cashew apple in Sri Lanka

The actual fruit in Sri Lanka is the nut, the "apple" is a swollen stem. Cashew "apple" is eaten fresh, candied, or stewed. They have a sweet & astringent taste, and are somewhat chewy. The nut itself is caustic until roasted, and they should be roasted outside because the fumes can be irritating. They are very fast growing under favorable conditions, and they can fruit in just two years. The plants tolerate very poor soil and drought, but they are very cold sensitive.                                                        

Cashew fruit Sri Lnka  

Carambola in Sri Lanka

Carambola are small symetrical trees that fruit very prolifically. They are commonly eaten fresh, in salads, as garnishes and in drinks. The fruit in Sri Lanka have a sweet citrus like flavor that is both delicious and refreshing.

Carambola fruit Sri Lanka

Chocolate tree, Cacao in Sri Lanka

This beautiful tree has large dark green leaves that shade the fruit pods which grow directly from the trunk and branches. The flesh is eaten as a dessert, and the seeds are the raw material of commercial chocolate. Hot chocolate can be made by drying the seeds, roasting, grinding, and adding milk. The red pods are typically larger and have more abundant flesh.

Cacoa frut Sri Lanka

Atemoya in Sri Lanka

Atemoya is a cross between the lowland sugar apple and the highland cherimoya. The fruit in Sri Lanka is fragrant, firm, and it has a snowy-white flesh of a fine texture. They are generally conical to heart shaped, and may weigh up to 5 pounds. The pulp has fewer seeds than the sugar apple and the flesh is not divided into segments. The yield may be increased through hand pollination.

atemoya Sri Lanka 

Avocadoes in Sri Lanka

Avocadoes are the single most important tropical fruit crop in Sri Lanka. The varieties we propagate are selections of superior commercial cultivars that have exceptional flavor, production, and disease resistance. Selections are also based on ripening season giving growers a temporal advantage over forgein and domestic competitors.

Avacado fruit Sri Lanka 

Breadfruit in Sri Lanka

Breadfruit in Sri Lanka is consumed as a staple throughout the tropics, and it can be roasted, fried, baked, or broiled. The flavor of the cooked fruit tastes similar to fresh baked bread and is also described as being somewhat potato-like. Today there is a great deal of interest in breadfruit as a subsistence crop in less developed countries and island nations where domestic food production is extremely limited. The fruit are high in carbohydrates, and they are an excellent source of protein as well. Breadfruit are truly tropical, and they are limited to regions that never freeze.
Breadfruit fruit Sri Lanka 

Mango in Sri Lanka

The appreciation of the mango in Sri Lanka began over 4,000 years ago in India and throughout Southeast Asia. It was there that the first selections of improved cultivars were cloned from vast orchards and untamed jungles. The ensuing millennia’s brought great recognition to the delectable fruit, and now it is known by more people worldwide than the peach. The mango viewer will provide insight into the different characteristics of each variety, and the rating system will assist in choosing a tree tailored to individual tastes and preferences.

Mango fruit Sri Lanka 

Papaya in Sri Lanka

Papaya has an enzyme that soothes the stomach and calms indigestion. The fruit in Sri Lanka is commonly consumed as a breakfast food, and it is often juiced as well. Red Lady is a dwarf self pollinating variety that is also especially resistant to papaya ring spot virus. The fruit typically weigh four to six pounds, and it has excellent flavor, aroma, and texture.

Papaya fruit Sri Lanka 

Passion fruit in Sri lanka

Passion fruit grow on a fast growing vine that climbs with tendrils. The flowers are large, showy, and extremely aromatic. They are also excellent butterfly attractants. The pulp is used extensively in fruit juice drinks like Sri Lanka Punch, and it is often used in baked desserts as well. The Possum Purple fruit typically get to be about the size of a goose egg. The Sweet Sunrise variety is baseball sized and yellow. Both are self pollinating.

Passion fruit Sri Lanka 

Pineapples in Sri Lanka

Pineapleps are among the most widely used tropical fruits in the world. The fruit grow on a small herbaceous plant that is in the same family as ornamental bromeliads. The plants can be reproduced by planting the crown of the fruit in Sri Lanka, but they are best grown from the suckers that occur at the base of the fruit or the mother plant. The plants begin producing fruit at one to two years of age.

Pineapple fruit Sri Lanka 

Pomegranate in Sri Lanka

The pomegranate is known as “the hardest working fruit” in the world. The juice contains the highest concentration of naturally occurring antioxidants of any fruit in Sri Lanka. They are typically baseball to softball size, and are filled with transparent sacs that contain a seed and a flavorful pulp. They can be eaten out of hand or juiced for a drink.

Pomagranite fruit Sri Lanka 

Sapodilla in Sri lanka

Sapodilla have an exquisite flavor that tastes like a pear that has been soaked in brown sugar. Recent selections of improved varieties have a very fine texture and incredibly large fruit size. The fruit in Sri Lanka are most often eaten fresh, but they are great in milk shakes and cooked dishes as well. The fruit size and tree size can vary according to variety, but all varieties begin to bear at one to two years of age. Click the link for the sapodilla viewer for cultivar specific information.

Tikal sap fruit Sri Lanka 

Annona muricata in Sri lanka

Soursop has a sweet and tart custard-like pulp. The fruit are typically heart shaped, and weigh up to ten pounds. They make superb milkshakes, but can be eaten fresh as well. The trees are fast growing, and they usually begin fruiting in just two years.

Anona fruit Sri Lanka 

Sugar Apple, Sweetsop, Anon in Sri Lanka

The sugar apple is an exquisite fruit that is very closely related to the cherimoya. The fruit are typically baseball to softball size, and they taste like sugary sweet custard. The pulp comes apart in segments each containing a small black seed that separates easily from the fruit in Sri Lanka. The trees begin to fruit at just one to two years of age, and they can easily be maintained at eight to ten feet.

Soursop fruit Sri Lanka 

Jambu, Water Apple in Sri lanka

The wax jambu is an excellent fruit in Sri Lanka known for its crisp texture, mild flavor, and cooling effect on the body. The flavor is somewhat like an apple with a hint of rosewater. They are often used as a garnish, in fruit salads, and eaten out of hand. The trees fruit prolifically in just one to two years, and they are an excellent treat on hot summer days. Trees can easily be maintained at ten to twelve feet, with biannual pruning.

Wax jambu fruit Sri Lanka 

Jakfruit in Sri Lanka

Jakfruit trees are large by nature. They can be pruned annually to 12' x 12' producing as much as 200 Lbs. of fruit per year. It is the largest fruit that grows on a tree. The heaviest ever recorded weighed 275 lbs., but they are typically 10-35 lbs. Cooked green the fruits in Sri Lanka can be used as a vegetable. It can be boiled, fried, grilled, roasted, and prepared with sauces. Mature seeds are also prepared in dishes. The ripe fruit tastes like a combination of mango, banana, pineapple, and cantaloupe. It is often compared to juicy fruit gum.

Jakfruit Sri Lnka 

Guava in Sri Lanka

Guava is enjoyed in jelly, juice, pastries and a multitude of other recipes. The fruit can be round to pear shaped, and they are typically about the size of a baseball. The pulp is smooth, sweet, and extremely aromatic. The trees are heavy producers, and will begin fruiting at just one year of age.

Guava fruit Sri Lanka 

Banana in Sri Lanka

The banana is the most extensively cultivated tropical fruit in the world. The plants fruit just once, and then should be removed to allow the suckers room to mature and supply next years crop. Plants begin to bear in less than a year’s time.

Banana fruit Sri Lanka 

Rambutan in Sri Lanka

The rambutan is a medium-sized tropical tree in the family Sapindaceae. The fruit produced by the tree is also known as rambutan. According to popular belief and the origin of its name, rambutan is native to Sri Lanka.

Rambutan fruit Sri Lanka 

Mangostin in Sri Lanka

This fruit in Sri Lanka is extremely rich with enzymes, vitamins, trace minerals, Anthocyanins, and antioxidants.Its effects are mainly preventive – magnostin gives energy and vitality, that is, it increases the immunity system of the body, helping it to fight infections and illnesses.

Mangostin fruit Sri Lanka 

King Coconut in Sri Lanka

King coconut is short in stature and commonly found in Sri Lanka, and the nuts of which Sri Lankans regard as a "living pharmacy" is the most versatile and medically practical form of the coconut plant available. Sri Lankans sell and consume thousands of them on a daily basis.

King Coconut Sri Lanka
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