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asked in category: General Last Updated: 11th January, 2020

What fruits grow in Jamaica?

Jamaican Fruit and Vegetables
  • ackee (Blighia sapida)
  • anatto (Bixa orellana)
  • avocado pear (Persea americana)
  • bananas and plantain (Musa sapientum and M. paradisiaca)
  • breadfruit and roasted breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis)
  • carambola (Averrhoa carambola)
  • cashew (Anacardium occidentale)
  • cerasee (Momordica balsamina)

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Herein, what foods grow in Jamaica?

The main food crops, grown primarily by small cultivators, are sweet potatoes and yams, rice, potatoes, manioc, tomatoes, and beans. Jamaica is a major producer of marijuana, which, however, remains illegal.

Furthermore, what fruit is grown in the Caribbean? 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.

Hereof, can peaches grow in Jamaica?

Although not indigenous to Jamaica, otaheite apples grow abundantly here. The evergreen leaves are soft, leathery and dark green. The flowers are purplish-red and form a carpet after falling under the tree.

What do Jamaicans call avocados?

The avocado, popularly called pear, has its roots in Central and South America and Mexico. It is believed to have reached Jamaica in the early sixteenth century. The avocado tree grows generally to twenty metres.

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