It is native to South America. Columbus discovered during his second voyage in 1493, in an Indian village in Guadeloupe pineapple plantations. The Indians of South America have long cultivated and it was introduced in Martinique 50 years later. Today there are more than 510 hectares are devoted to the production of this fruit. The largest farms are located in the municipalities of the North Atlantic as Ajoupa Bouillon, Basse Pointe, or the Lorrain.
By rental car during your journey to discover the island, you find themselves in one of these towns, you will remain pleasantly surprised by the whole pineapple fields because, no, do not look in the trees, it is the soil they grow !!!, that is a perennial plant that gives a fruit for which it will take between 14 and 18 months between planting and first harvest. This is breaking the head of the pineapple to put the earth that we will have a new fruit. The varieties in Martinique are: pineapple "Hawaii", the best known and most cultivated in Martinique, its golden yellow very juicy flesh is sweet to the palate. "The son of calvet" is grown especially on the side of Ajoupa Bouillon "and finally," Smooth Cayenne "big size can exceed 2 kg, it is orange at maturity, golden yellow flesh, it is exquisite! !!!
Coconut, tropical tree
This is the fruit that we spontaneously associate in Martinique, symbolic snapshot of any postcard, the coconut trees are everywhere. By rental car, you can cross the island, passing through the villages, hills, beaches, roads, they are part of the landscape, to remind you that you are "in the tropics, you are not dreaming !! ! where coconut is king. No need to cultivate, it grows by itself. the fruit of the coconut (coconut) may be green, yellow or orange, the water that is inside is very precious because it is rare and difficult to maintain, so to operate, but drank on the spot, it is refreshing and thirst quenching.
When the coconut is not too young, you can enjoy after having emptied of water that can be drunk, a more or less thick layer of cream that is on the inner walls the "nan nan" this same cream that becomes coconut after hardening. The nut is enclosed in a yellow husk, green or orange which turns brown as it dries. By rental car, take the time to pause, if you encounter on the edge of the roads leading to beaches, street vendors in tarpaulin car, filled with coconut clusters, they will share a unique experience to taste a drink quite local, and soft !!! you only find there.
Mango, picking up on roadsides.
There is a huge variety of mangos (name in Creole) the julie, bassignac, mangotin, size and different taste. Mango has a yellow-orange flesh, more or less fibrous varieties depending on which is a bit like that of fishing, and a large nucleus whose shape recalls the cuttlefish bone. It can be enjoyed as is, sorbet into juice, jam and sometimes when green salad. The mango is a must julie mango, its subtle flavor and the fact that it is not at all fibrous make the most delicious mangoes. Mango trees are still represented in large quantities on the island. If you are lucky enough to find yourself on holiday in Martinique at the right time, you can rest stops by rental car to pick these fruits that fall from the mango trees on the roadside, simply stoop to pick them up.
Many other exotic fruits from Martinique are known and yet to be discovered