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Tropical Fruit—Carambola

Tropical Fruit at a Glance—Carambola by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Carambola (Star fruit) Botanical name: Averrhoa carambola Family: Oxalidaceae Good varieties: Arkin, Fwang Tung, Kary, Sri Kembangan About the… Read More

Moving Water from the Roots to the Top, How Is This Possible?

Water is the most limiting abiotic (non-living) factor to plant growth and productivity, therefore, plants have developed an effective system to absorb, translocate, store, and utilize water. For example, some large rainforest trees can use… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Avocado

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Avocado by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Avocado Botanical name: Persea americana Family: Lauraceae Worthwhile varieties: Russell, Monroe, Simmonds, Donnie, Choquette, Miguel, and more About the… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Jackfruit

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Jackfruit by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Jackfruit Botanical name: Artocarpus heterophyllus Family: Moraceae Worthwhile varieties: NS1, J-31, J-30, Gold Nugget About the fruit: Jackfruit is… Read More