Chrysophyllum (Star apple, Star apple, Cainito, Star apple, Milkifruit, Kaimito) DO NOT confuse with Kaimito (or Abiu). Originally from Central America, today it is cultivated in the tropics of South America, India, Southeast Asia, West Africa and Tanzania.
Spherical or oval fruits (up to 10 cm in diameter) are covered with a smooth inedible peel of green or purple-brown, depending on the variety. Continue reading
Bread tree (Artocarpus altilis, Breadfruit, Pana). The same name is sometimes used for Jackfruit and Papaya, so do not get confused! New Guinea is considered to be the birthplace, from where this plant spread throughout the islands of Oceania and into the countries of Southeast Asia. Very productive breadfruit is a staple food in some countries. Continue reading
Rambutan (Rambutan, Ngo, “hairy fruit”). The amusing appearance of rambutan is remembered immediately. The round red fruits (up to 5 cm in diameter) are really “hairy”, even he is named after the Indonesian word “Rambut”, that is, “hair”. In addition to red, rambutan can be yellow or reddish-orange. Continue reading