I have never lived in a state hot enough to have tropical fruit trees, so when I see fruit trees when I travel I am always awed by them. In Haiti there were fruit trees everywhere, especially mango, and of course, banana trees. In fact, I can’t believe I didn’t take any photos of mango trees at all.
All over Haiti you would see people with long sticks knocking mangoes out of the trees.
I ate so many delicious mangoes while in Haiti. I also ate tons of pineapple and watermelon. Fruit was our dessert every night.
But I didn’t see very many of this tree. Do you know what it is?
It’s a grapefruit tree.
The grapefruits aren’t nearly ripe yet and are much bigger than they look in this photo. I loved seeing a grapefruit tree for the first time in my life.
In the Philippines I saw coconut trees wherever we went.
The same is true when I went to Tanzania.
Even though I didn’t see a jackfruit tree, I did see and taste jackfruit for the first time in Tanzania.
I took this photo of a fruit in Tanzania, but I have no idea what it is…perhaps peaches!
And in Ethiopia, I saw avocado trees and also a mystery fruit tree that I don’t know.
I’m actually quite fascinated by trees and flowers that I see while traveling. I don’t take nearly enough photos of flowers and trees when I’m abroad. I really should change that.