Do You Know This Fruit Tree?


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?

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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.

Coconut trees in the Philippines
Coconut trees in the Philippines

The same is true when I went to Tanzania.

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Coconut trees in Tanzania

Even though I didn’t see a jackfruit tree, I did see and taste jackfruit for the first time in Tanzania.

Jackfruit - Tanzania
Jackfruit – Tanzania

I took this photo of a fruit in Tanzania, but I have no idea what it is…perhaps peaches!

Mystery fruit. I have no idea what this is.
Mystery fruit. I have no idea what this is.

And in Ethiopia, I saw avocado trees and also a mystery fruit tree that I don’t know.

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Avocado tree in Ethiopia
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Mystery fruit tree in Ethiopia. Do you know what this is?

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.

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