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All the Exotic fruits of Martinique by seasons

Martinique, the island with exotic fruits

The Martinique markets offer a wide variety of exotic fruits, their names and their scent leaves one with the exotic fragrance. They are amazing, natural, sweet and packed with vitamins. These fruits of diverse origin, some of which were known to the Caribbean (first inhabitants of the island), while others were imported by European or African slaves, are more traditional and are also sometimes misunderstood in France. The hot and humid climate of this small paradise, its sunshine, make it a place conducive to a variety of agricultural crops, yet among them, only a handful of fruit are grown to be sold locally or exported.

What fruits can be enjoyed in Martinique ?

Exotic fruits

 - The passion fruit or maracuja: there are two distinct varieties by the exterior color, one is purple and the pulp is sweet, the other is yellow green and its flesh is sour. It is a fruit that has the size of a large plum, round and smooth (when fresh), its flesh is yellow with small black seeds, it is the fruit of a climbing plant that produces vines and whose the flower is beautiful "passionflower", it becomes quite rare in Martinique as the liana apple of the same family elongated with a smooth velvety skin but like fishing. - Carambola fruit: with its star-shaped with 5 branches, it grows into a small tree: the carambola. it is picked when it is still young, its glass firm flesh has a little the consistency of a not very mature plum and tastes slightly sour and very refreshing because waterlogged. - The apple of water: water apple grows in small trees. This red fruit is close enough to the family of traditional apples, but contains more water, hence its name. Its flesh is white and spongy, its conical shape is reminiscent of both the pear and the apple. - Oranges: oddly oranges are green here, and therefore not very attractive, but is it that you do not know is why? Well simply the temperature difference between day and night is not large enough to create the color orange !!! Thus, they remain green even green, their skin is thick and they look great but they are misshapen. - The small cherry: it is a small red fruit that resembles the traditional cherry and contains a nucleus. It grows in a shrub, she eats nature, but it also is used to make juices and sorbets. His real name is ACEROLA. It is rich in vitamin C. - Guava: the fruit, about the size of a small apple guava tree, shrub, there are several varieties of guavas whose flesh is pink or white, the fruit is green and yellow when ripe, and interior is filled with small hard seeds. It is much appreciated by local juice, and also consumed in jams or jellies. - Apple cinnamon: its name comes from the pine cone because of the shape and cinnamon for its fragrance. This is a clear big green fruit as a small apple, covered with soft scales that give way under light finger pressure when the fruit is ripe. That is why it is difficult to keep. The sweet creamy white pulp that surrounds the black seeds is very fragrant but not recommended for some patients, it has given its name to a bakery brioche, apple-shaped cinnamon. The Martinique therefore wants to be an island rich in fruit through a very diverse ecosystem. If you wish to learn more about the culture of these fruits and especially where you could taste, ask information to our staff from our car rental agency in Martinique.

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