Tamarillo

TAMARILLO Cyphomandra betacea Sent. Solanaceae Common Name: Tamarillo, Tree Tomato, Arbol de Tomate. Related Species: Casana (Cyphomandra casana), Mountain Tomato (C. crassifolia), Guava Tamarillo (C. fragrans). Distant Affinity: Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopsersicum), Mexican Husk Tomato, Tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa), Cape Gooseberry (P. peruviana), Pepino Dulce (Solanum muricatum), Naranjilla (S. quitoense), Cocona (S. sessiliflorum). Origin: The tamarillo is Read more…

Tamarind

TAMARIND Tamarindus indica L. Leguminosae (Fabaceae) Common Names: Tamarind, Tamarindo, Tamarin, Sampalok. Distant affinity: Carob (Ceratonia siliqua). Origin: The tamarind is native to tropical Africa and grows wild throughout the Sudan. It was introduced into India so long ago, it has often been reported as indigenous there also. It is Read more…

Tropical Guava

TROPICAL GUAVA Psidium guajava L. Myrtaceae Common Names: Guava, guyava, kuawa. Related species: Brazilian guava, Guisaro (Psidium guinense Sw.), Cattley Guava, Strawberry Guava (P. cattleianum Sabine), Costa Rican Guava (P. friedrichsthalianum Ndz.), Para Guava (P. acutangulum DC.), Rumberry, Guavaberry (Myrciaria floribunda Berg.). Origin: The place of origin of the guava Read more…

White Sapote

WHITE SAPOTE Casimiroa edulis Llave & Lex Rutaceae Common Names: White Sapote, Sapote, Zapote blanco, Casimiroa. Related Species: Woolly-leaf Sapote, Yellow Sapote (C. tetrameria Millsp.). Matasano, (C. Sapote Oerst.), C. pringlei. Distant affinity: Citrus, Bael Fruit (Aegle marmelos Correa), Wampi (Clausena lansium Skeels), Wood-apple (Feronia limonia Swingle) Origin: The white Read more…

Fruit Facts

Fruit Facts contains information on individual fruits, including botanical identification, plant description and culture notes, and characteristics of cultivars. The information is derived from growers experience based largely on California research, as well as various published sources. Some of the more important published sources quoted include All About Growing Citrus Read more…