Pomegranate trees are grown not only for their juicy, tempting fruit, but also make attractive ornamental specimens with orange-red blossoms prior to fruiting, set off upon glossy, deciduous green leaves. Trees usually have thorns, and are grown as a bushy shrub.
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Tangerine, (Citrus reticulata), small thin-skinned variety of orange belonging to the mandarin orange species of the family Rutaceae. Probably indigenous to Southeast Asia, tangerine culture spread westward along trade routes as far as the Mediterranean. The fruit is cultivated in the subtropical regions of both the Old World and the New World, especially in southern Europe and the southern United States. The tender, juicy, richly flavoured pulp is abundant in vitamin. Oil extracted from the fragrant skin of the tangerine is a characteristic ingredient in several flavourings and liqueurs.
Its main feature is its delicious fruits. It is an evergreen tree with bright green leaves. It can not stand below 0 ° C. With high temperatures it has no problem. If there are sudden changes in temperature, they may cause problems for its flowers. Water when the soil is dry. Stagnant water can cause serious problems for the plant.
Dragon fruit is a succulent or cactus species. It can reach up to 3 meters in height, as well as climb like a vineyard. The fruit is red on the outside and has white flesh on the inside. It bears fruit 3-6 times a year, depending on the climate and cultivation care. It prefers sunny places and grows in dry environment.
Evergreen citrus, with slow growth, kumquat can be grown in our garden and reach a height of 3-4 meters. It blooms in mid-summer with wonderful white fragrant flowers and gives us orange or orange-yellow fruits that ripen in the period January – February and look like elongated tiny oranges. It needs frequent watering to ensure satisfactory soil moisture in its root system.
Lemon tree is an evergreen, slow-growing fruit tree with a spherical shape. It has glossy, green, leathery leaves and is of Mediterranean flora. It is not resistant to frost and during its fruiting it needs proper fertilization and watering. It has an aromatic flowering with white and purple-purple flowers and yellow fruits. It prefers sunny places in fertile soils and not calcareous.
Mango is a fast-growing, evergreen, tropical, fruit-bearing tree. It has a dense crown with deep green, leathery leaves and small, fragrant, yellowish flowers. It belongs to the stone fruits and its fruits are large, spherical or oval, they can weigh up to 0.5 kg and are quite juicy. It can not withstand very low temperatures and prolonged frosts. It prefers fertile and deep soils with good drainage because it does not tolerate moisture.
Papaya is a low-growing tree that resembles some species of palm, as the leaves are at the top of its trunk. It does not tolerate low temperatures, like all tropical plant species. Papaya fruit is ripe when it has an orange color and is quite similar to avocado. It is a plant with healing properties, which come from the leaves, as well as from the fruit. It is superficial and prefers well-drained and fertile soils.
Banana is a tropical, fruitful tree with large, wide and arched, green leaves 2-3 m long. forming an umbrella on top of a juicy, rigid trunk. It blooms in summer with light yellow flowers that then bear fruit. It thrives in fertile and acidic soils and can not withstand low temperatures.
Grapefruit is an evergreen, slow-growing fruit tree with shiny, green, leathery leaves and a compact appearance. It is not resistant to frost and during its fruiting it needs proper fertilization and watering. It blooms white in spring and golden-yellow or yellow-red, large, spherical fruits that ripen in late autumn. It prefers sunny places, in fertile soils and not calcareous.
The Cypriot olive is adapted to the dry conditions of the place, but where and when irrigated it yields much more. Many dry olives are usually planted like scattered trees. The fruit is of medium size with dual use. It is used both as an edible green and black olive, but also as an oil olive with a content of 20-27%. Its oil is fruity, rich in aromas and with a characteristic delicate taste.