What fruits grow in your country ?

@elitess (5099)
Ipswich, England
April 22, 2009 3:49am CST
While i may research this fact over Google / Wikipedia or any other encyclopedia, i wanted to hear your direct knowledge on the subject. In my country, i know for sure that we can find the following fruits: apples, pears, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, blackberries, sour cherries, melons (red and yellow), lemon (although this is rather exotic, i know people that grow it in their homes / gardens), tomatoes (if you consider this a fruit ), plums, quinces, grapes. So, that is what i could think about upon thinking about the fruits that grow here, so how about where you live, what country are you from and what fruits that grow there can we find ?
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@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
22 Apr 09
I live in a tropical country so all the fruits that is possible to grown here are mangoes, guava, melon, banana, star apple, pine apple and many more. I almost forgot because at thhis time it was hard for me to over and over. Later again I will go in here with your discussion to continue writing those fruits that I cannot mention yet, friend. Speaking of fruits we have a very sweet mangoes as I have mention earlier. It was so delicious and really sweet. As a matter of fact we export mangoes. And those people who visit my country says our mangoes really sweet. Have a nice day friend!
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@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
22 Apr 09
Philippines*note - others i dont know the english names... sorry=) we have here mangoes, bananas (in different varieties), rambutan, mangosteen, santol, tamarind (if you can call this a fruit), pomelo, tiesa (looks like a poop), avocado, durian (you better watch out on this do not stay under a durian tree, this could kill a person if it falls down on their head), jackfruit, marang, balimbing, duhat (this is like blueberries), star apple, melon, watermelon, pineapple, papaya, strawberries (northern part of the country only), dalandan, granada (english grenade, but i dont know if the english for this fruit is really grenade...lol), guava... and so many many more...
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
24 Apr 09
Apples, oranges, pears, peaches, watermelons, cantaloupes, honeydew melons, pineapple, grapes, nectarines, huckleberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, grapefruits, you name it, we have it. I live in the united states. I don't know if bananas grow here or not, though. By the way, tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit. Kathy.
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• India
24 Apr 09
plllllllllz i wna know is pomelo available in indian market? especially in jammu n kashmir? do reply
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@gerard09 (75)
• Philippines
22 Apr 09
I have made inquiries online and found this details: Tropical fruits that grow here in the Philippines: - Bananas - Mangoes - Pineapples - Jackfruit - Rambutan - Lychees - Cocunuts - Mangosteen - Guava - Durian - Papaya - Starfruit
22 Apr 09
Hi elitess, Most of the fruits you've mentioned grows in out country but not citrus fruits or tropical as our country is not a hot country, but we have plenty of apples and pears and strwsberries also blackberries, rasberries blueberries. Tamara
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@ruilong (158)
• China
22 Apr 09
Hi,my friend.There are many fruits in China.Will.Let me tell U some special fruits.Litchi,red bayberry,durian,jackfruit,longan......I love them:)
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• Philippines
22 Apr 09
Hello from the Philippines I live in a tropical country and we grow different fruits throughout the year like pineapples, bananas, green grapes, strawberries, mangosteen, durian, jackfruit, honey dew melon, watermelon, guavas, papayas, green and ripe mangoes. Some of our fruits are even exported to other countries as well.
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@xixi_abby (211)
• Indonesia
22 Apr 09
Hi, i'm staying in Indonesia. fruits that grow in my country are apple, orange, duku, mangosteen, pear, mango, marquisa, durian, rambutan, pineapple, banana, watermelon, coconut, pomegranate, and so on. still many kind of fruit here. thank you :D
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• China
1 May 09
in our country,i have find the follow fruits such as apple,pears,peaches,strawberries,melons,lemon orange,bannas,grapes,persimmons,and other more fruits,maybe some fruit different variety from other country,but it is really more fruit can growing in our country.
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@James72 (26833)
• Australia
25 Apr 09
My home country of Australia is extremely diverse in terms of specific weather conditions, landscape and climate in general, so we pretty much grow most fruits you'd find throughout the world somewhere in my counbtry at any given point in time! The State of Queensland on the East Coast for example, becomes more tropical the further North you get, so we have pineapples, mango, guava, lychee, rambutan and other tropical fruits growing very well there. Then there's States like Victoria which has some far cooler regions, so apples, pears, grapes, cherries and other fruits that flourish in the less warmer conditions are grown throughout. I'm not too well versed on the growth of berries other than strawberries though, but I'm sure they're produced locally somewhere! Citrus fruits are gorwm pretty much all over too.
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@stvasile (7313)
• Romania
25 Apr 09
Well, considering we come from the same country, there's not much I can add... Maybe it's also worth mentioning the apricots and peaches. As some people grow lemons, other have figs.
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@bellis716 (4809)
• United States
25 Apr 09
All the fruit that you named also grow here in the US. Besides those, grapefruit, oranges, and tangerines are also grown in the southern US. Occasionally the banana plants that are grown as a landscaping plant will produce fruit. We grow red, yellow, orange, and even white watermelons, honeydews and several different types of muskmelons or cantelopes. Sugar cane and sorgum cane are grown in the south and sugar beets in the northern regions. I know that the later are not fruit, but they are sweet. At least the cane is. I don't know about the beets. Another fruit frequently grown in California and sometimes in Texas and Florida is the alvacado. Sugar cane is
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• China
24 Apr 09
Fruits are really my favorites. Beside all the fruits you've mentioned(yes, we have all of them in my country :p ), we also have mango, litchi, jackfruits, longan, apricots, pomegranates, guava, starfruits. And there's so much more. I haven't tasted all the fruits in my country actually. Still working on that. ^_^
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@gracypure (530)
• Philippines
24 Apr 09
Hi elitess!! My country is Philippines and the fruits grow here are: pineapple,banana,mangoes,papaya in which grown in large plantation. While jack fruit, tamarind,star apple, cashew, citrus,guava, strawberries and some other fruits that are grown in backyards and are utilized in varying degrees. Sad to say , i think in my country we don't have the two fruits that almost all people favorites, the oranges and the apples.
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@bjcyrix (6859)
• Philippines
24 Apr 09
fruits...^_^ - clockwise from top left: tesia, atis(sweetsop; the green one), forgot the name of the yellow one, duhat, bayabas(guava), rambutan(which means hairy one; those spikes are actually soft), sampalok(tamarind;the curved brown one), lanzones, chico, and kaimito(star apple).
heya, my country was already mentioned a few times with a list of the fruits that can be found here. Just wanted to share this photo of fruits that can be found here.^_^
@gtdonna (1742)
23 Apr 09
In my native country Guyana, South America, the fruits are Jamoon, Siddium, Doungs, MOnkey Apple, Sugar Apple, Avocado Pears, Sweet Fig, Sour Fig, Cayanne and Buck Bananas, Mangoes, Pineapples, Fat Pork, awara, Cocrette, Curu, Guava, Ginep, Gooseberries, Five Finger, Sapodilla and so much more (Now oyu make me home sick ) And not all fruits can be found on Wikipedia, some are exclusive to a particular country I believe
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@cortney09 (1350)
• United States
23 Apr 09
I hate to say this, but I don't know what fruits are typical of this country (USA). I am going to check it out though. I am sure a person could typically grow a lot of different fruits, but which ones are typical of this country I am not sure.
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@sweety_81 (2130)
• India
22 Apr 09
Hi , A number of fruits are grown in India . I checked this out : India is the fruit and vegetable basket of the world. India being a home of wide variety of fruits and vegetables holds a unique position in production figures among other countries. Over 90% of India’s exports in fresh products goes to west Asia and East European markets. However, it needs to augment its food and processing industry at a mega scale, according to an agriculture consultant. India’s exports of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable has increased Rs. 2437.12 Crores in 2007-08. Which is including the products like Fresh Onion, Walnut, Fresh Mangos, Fresh Grapes and other fresh Fruits & Vegetables? Abundant investment opportunities are there in expanding the export market. An increasing acceptance of new products with market development efforts has been witnessed lately given the fact that there is a good international demand for certain fruits and vegetable products. India ranks fifth in the world in cropped area under cultivation and production of potatoes. India produces 41% of world’s mangoes, 23%bananas, 24% cashew nuts, 36 % green peas and 10% onion . The total export value of the main exporting fruit crop from India is mango. Exports of mangoes, grapes, mushrooms have started going to the United Kingdom, Middle East, Singapore and Hong Kong. and among vegetable, onion occupies first position Potatoes and green vegetables like okra, bitter gourd, green chillies have good export potential. FRESH ONIONS ============= India is 2nd largest onion growing country in the world. Indian onions are famous worldwide for their pungency. India has two crop cycles of Onion, one harvesting start in Nov to Jan & second harvesting start in Jan to May. Indian Onion is available round the year The Gulf countries are the main importers of the onion bulb, and neighboring Pakistan and China are India's main competitors in the global market. India’s Export of Fresh Onion was Rs. 1035.78 Crores in 2007-08. Bnagladesh, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, U.A.E, Pakistan and Nepal are the Major market of Indian Onion. India's onion production is likely to rise by 11.9 percent to a record 7.45 million tonnes India, the world's second largest producer, is likely to have 527,719 hectares (1.30 million acres) under the cultivation in 2007/08, up from last year's 478,440 hectares. India has produced a record production of 6.66 million tonnes in 2006/07. OTHER FRESH VEGETABLES ======================= India is the second largest producer of Vegetables that account about 16 per cent of the world production. Major vegetables grown in India are Potato, Onion, Tomato, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Bean, Egg Plants, Cucumber and Garkin, Frozen Peas, Garlic and okra. The area under Vegetable was covered 7807.5 Thousand Ha with a production of 125919.6 MT in 2007-08. India’s export of other vegetable has increased from Rs. 433.14 Crores in 2006-07 to Rs. 489.49 Crores in 2007-08. The major importing countries of Indian Vegetable are U.A.E, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh. WALNUTS ========== Walnut is one of the major nuts imported from India. World production of walnut is estimated at 1.1 million tones, with major producing countries being USA, China, Iraq and Turkey. A temperate fruit belonging to the Juglladaceae family walnut is grown in India in the cold regions of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh. The major competitors in the international market are USA, China and Israel. USA is the major exporter. India’s Export of Walnut has Increased from Rs. 118.04 Crores in 2006-07 to Rs. 162.08 Crores in 2007-08. The major destinations for export of Indian walnuts are Spain, U.K, Netherlands, Germany and Egypt. FRESH MANGOES ============== Mango, called the king of fruits in India, accounts for 40 percent of the national fruit production of 13792.1 Thousand Mt in 2007-08. It occupies 42 percent of the country's 2205.6 Thousand hectares land under fruit cultivation. India exported 54350.80 MT of fresh mangoes with the value of Rs. 127.42 Crores in 2007-08. The major varieties of mangoes exported include Dashehri, Alphonso, Kesar, Banganpalli, Kesar, Dusheri, Langra, Chausa, Mallika and. Swarnrekha. The Major markets for Indian mangoes are U.A.E, Bangladesh, U.K, Saudi Arabia and Nepal. India is estimated to account for about 60 percent (9.5 million tonnes) of the world's mango production of 15.7 million tones. The major production areas in the country are in the state of Andhra Pradesh,Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka,Bihar,Gujarat and Maharashtra. FRESH GRAPES ============= India is one of the leading exporter of fresh table grapes to the global market, India’s export of Grapes has increased from Rs. 301.92 crores in 2006-07 to Rs. 317.83 Crore in 2007-08. Major destinations for export of Indian grapes are Netherlands, U.K, U.A.E, Bangladesh and Belgium. Total table grape exports are expected to reach 30183 containers in 2008, compared to 2500 last year. Number of fresh grape exporters bow registered with the ministry of commerce’s Agricultural and Processed Food Export Development Authority stands at 234. APEDA has set up a GrapeNet traceability system in the year 2005-06 which has enabled to trace each grape container up to farm level. Its successful implementation has enabled APEDA to bag the national award for e-Governance (Gold). OTHER FRESH FRUITS ==================== India is the largest producer of Fruits in the world and is known as fruit basket of world. The covered area under the fresh fruits in India was 5775.3 Thousand Ha with the production of 63502.7 Thousand MT in 2007-08. The major fruits grown in India are Mangos, Grapes, Apple, Apricots, Orange, Banana Fresh, Avocados, Guava, Lichi, Papaya, Sapota and Water Melons. This is due to its potential in different agro climatic zones India’s Export of Fresh Fruits was Rs. 304.53 Crores in 2007-08. The Major countries which import Fresh fruits from India are U.K, Netherlands, U.A.E, Russia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Nepal. More on : http://www.apeda.com/apedawebsite/six_head_product/FFV.htm Regards Sweety_81
@icegermany (2524)
• India
22 Apr 09
i am stayin in germany and i think the fruits you have mentioned even here we can find the same but i am from india and we have different fruits there like apple, mangoes, grapes, banana of different kinds, oranges, melon both red and yellow, watermelon, now a days even strawberries are found, chickoo, pears, sometimes plums. all countries have different varities depending on the climatic condition.
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@diansinta (7560)
• Indonesia
11 May 09
Hi there elitess, Many have grow at my back yard at home..They are banana, my favorite is the green one. Grape too, jack fruit, lemons, coconut, my favorite exotic one is my dragon fruit tree. i really love them alot! The unique kersen tree,.. they have sweet small fruits like cherry, have a very soft fur in their leaves like velvet,.. tey grow every where as long as birds carry their seeds. Happy posting always, oxoxox'dian from bali island.. ps : thank you ! you always dropping in nice post to mine!
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@elitess (5099)
• Ipswich, England
16 May 09
Hi there Diansinta. Now you made me drool all over the place with all those fruits you have in the back yard. How big is your yard anyway ?
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
29 Apr 09
I live in Spain, on the Costa Blanca, and as I sit here writing this, I can see the orange and lemon groves from my window. At the moment, the blossom is out, and when there is a breeze, the smell is divine. When we walk to the local village, we walk through the groves, and it's magical. There are oranges everywhere around us, but I never get fed up of seeing them. I'm truly fortunate to live in such a lovely place. Oranges are very cheap here - about 2 euros for 5 kilos, so we have freshly squeezed juice every morning. Can you think of anything better?
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@elitess (5099)
• Ipswich, England
30 Apr 09
Oh Sandra that really sounds divine. I have trees outside my window as well, but they are not fruit trees. My girlfriend's parents have at their window in the town they live apples and pears in front of the window.