Fruit in Trinidad
More items•Mar 8, 2021
Cocorite is a fruit in Trinidad that comes from the maripa palm, and it’s the national fruit of Trinidad and Tobago. The maripa palm can grow as tall as 35 meters and it bears a yellow oblong fruit that’s called cocorite in Trinidad, cusi in Bolivia, inayuga in Peru and rikre in Brazil.
Banana , mango , and coconut are undoubtedly the staple fruits from the islands of the Caribbean. With sunshine all year round and just the right amount of rain, these fruits grow in abundance.
Did you know apples , grapes, strawerries and kiwis are being grown in Trinidad ?
The main crops are cocoa, citrus, coffee, coconut, rice and vegetables . The major animal products are poultry and pork. The data for Trinidad and Tobago revealed that the majority of agricultural holders were engaged in crop activity (Figure 2).
The ackee , also known as ankye, achee, akee, ackee apple or ayee (Blighia sapida) is a fruit of the Sapindaceae soapberry family, as are the lychee and the longan. It is native to tropical West Africa.
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COCO, water-nut, the tropical nut–whatever nickname you may call it–coconut is no stranger to Guyanese . No matter where you go in our country, even in the most urbanised parts, you will find coconut trees. Almost every part of the coconut tree is useful.
Taste: Similar to a melon in flavor, Caribbean Red papaya is juicy and sweet with a fragrant but not a musky aroma. Added plus: This fruit’s reddish insides contains papain, an enzyme which helps digestion. Keep fruit at room temperature (between 70 and 80 degrees).
Chayotes have a mild cucumber-like flavor and can be prepared in any way you might use summer squash, raw or cooked. Chayote skin is edible but not as tender as its flesh, so peeling is usually a good idea. The seed in the center of the fruit is also edible.
The apple is a hardy, deciduous woody perennial tree that grows in all temperate zones . Apples grow best where there is cold in winter, moderate summer temperatures, and medium to high humidity. There are apples for fresh eating, some for cooking, and some for preserving. Some apples are sweet and some are tart.
It is a shock to many people that yes, apples can be grown in a tropical climate, and have been grown by the millions for decades. You still must be choosy about which varieties to plant , and the tree will act much different than in a cold climate, but the end result is crisp, juicy, tasty apples .
This incredible fruit is cultivated in tropical areas of Central and South America ( Guyana ). The fruit is available at various supermarkets across Guyana and is also grown in many home gardens.
Banana production in the Caribbean is widespread. Countries where bananas are a main export crop are Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname and Colombia.
High Cost Of Food Imports Meanwhile, the top-10 import commodities by value were wheat, prepared foods , cheese, alcoholic beverages, refined sugar, maize, raw sugar, poultry, non-alcoholic beverages and soybean oil.
Carrots can be grown in Trinidad and Tobago but commercial production on a scale sufficient to meet a significant proportion of present consumption would be difficult in the light of the technical and economic constraints. Trinidad and Tobago spends more than $10 m annually on the importation of carrots .