Monday, June 27, 2016

Monsoon ends fruit season

Goodbye to siniguelas or sarguelas, caimito, atis, camachile, avocado and the like.  See you next fruit season - summer 2017
Dr Abe V Rotor 

Star apple or caimito (Chrysophyllum cainito) is strictly a summer fruit. When buying caimito watch out for holes made by fruit flies. The maggots are likely inside the fruit. They are small and white, jerky in movement and they catapult when disturbed.


, strictly a tropical summer fruit. 

Fruit flies emerge with the first rain and breed rapidly on ripe fruits of guava, mango, chico, cucumber, etc.
Atis (Anona squamosa) - Rain stops flowering and fruiting, and the remaining fruits in the tree are attacked by the larva of a moth that tunnels into the fruit at any stage.
Goodbye to kamachili (Pithecolobium dulce). Although it is not commercially sold, it is very popular to children on the farm and pasture. Premature falling of fruits is a result of gall attack and extreme heat and prolonged drought. The damaged fruit is caused by fruit bat. except off season

 varieties. This fruit was harvested from a nearby residential lot near La mesa Dam, QC
Tiesa (Lucuma nervosa) bears plenty of these bright colored fruits which drop to the ground when fully ripe. Its fruiting season is summer. Rambutan is seasonal, too. It's a highly decorative tree in summer. Don Antonio Heights 2, QC 
Watermelon, melon, muskmelon and other cucurbits are all summer crops in the open field. One strong rain can ruin an entire crop.

Other fruits which are getting rare in fruit stands.
  1. Mango
  2. Guyabano
  3. Macopa
  4. Cashew
  5. Dalandan
  6. Nangka
  7. Avocado
  8. Sampalok
  9. Papaya, solo variety
  10. Balimbing
  11. Duhat
  12. Strawberry
And many other fruits. Why don't you add to the list?

Dragon fruit; local and imported fruits

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