Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Classification of Fruits

Classification of Fruits
Fruit commonly classified by growing region as follows: temperate-zone, subtropical and tropical. Growing region and environmental conditions specific to each region significantly affect fruit quality. Examples of fruit grown in each region are listed below.

Temperate-Zone Fruits
Pome fruits: apple, Asian pear, European pear, quince
Stone fruits: apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, plum
Small fruits and berries: grape (European and American types), strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, cranberry.

Subtropical Fruits
Citrus fruits: grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, pummelo, tangerine and mandarin
Noncitrus fruits: avocado, cherimoya, fig, kiwifruit, Olive, pomegranate

Tropical fruit
Major tropical fruits: banana, mango, papaya, pineapple
Minor tropical fruits: carambola, cashew apple, durian, guava, longan, lychee, mangosteen, passion fruit, rambutan, sapota, tamarind.
Classification of Fruits
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