Monday, November 16, 2009

Interesting and delicious fruits

Palm trees flower and produce interesting fruits throughout the year. Some species produce flowers only once a year in early spring. The flowers transform into green fruits, 1 inch in diameter.
Inflorescences and fruits of palm trees arise among the lower fronds. Fruits come in small or large clusters. They are green when unmature and yellow-orange-red when ripe. Inflorescences can reach 15 feet long.
Some species produce edible fruits. They are eaten fresh or used to make delicious deserts and jellies. For example, fruits of Wine palm or Jelly palm are edible and have apricot-like taste.