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According to data from 2010, mangoes generate the largest import volume of any other tropical fruit on the market, followed by pineapples, papayas and avocados. Together, these four fruits form the group that is sometime... More »

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Some varieties of tropical fruit trees include banana, lemon, lime, pineapple, grapefruit, date and fig. There are many other types of tropical fruit trees that are less commonly known, such as mango, passion fruit, papa... More »

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Unusual tropical fruits are lychees, kumquats, loquats and mangosteens. The lychee is a fruit native to China known for its sweet, fragrant and translucent flesh. More »

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Besides the many varieties of pears, avocados, papayas and quinces are also obovoid, or pear-shaped, fruit. Some tomatoes and figs are pear-shaped, along with some lesser known fruits called chayotes, rose apples and loq... More »

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Depending on the shape, size and variety of the fruit, pineapples can weigh between 1 to 10 pounds. The shape between two pineapples can vary because they develop as fruit fuses together. Pineapples also vary in color; t... More »

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Some different types of fruits include avocados, chayotes, tomatillos and rambutans. Avocados are the fruit of a tree that grows in warm climates. Indeed, the avocado is specifically a berry, even though it is often used... More »

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When purchased from the market, placing unripened pears in a bowl of fruit or in a paper bag with apples and bananas results in the quickest ripening time. Apples and bananas give off ethylene, which is a natural gas tha... More »

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