Guava is a tropical and sub-tropical fruit tree which is also known as the “poor man’s apple” because of its popularity and medicinal properties. Guava’s are a good source of pectin, which is used for making good quality Jelly. They are also used fresh or after processing. Guava trees can also be grown as hedge plants, landscape trees and as ornamental potted Bonsai plants.
Sapota is an evergreen, tropical fruit tree. Fully mature fruits are delicious and eaten as dessert fruit. It can be grown as an ornamental tree due to its glossy evergreen leaves. Fruits are good source of Vitamin-E; helps in effective moisturize the skin.
Litchi is most important sub-tropical evergreen fruit tree. It is known as queen of the nut fruits due to its attractive deep pink/ red colours and fragrant aril. Fruits are delicious of excellent quality.
Custard apple is one of the finest fruits introduced in India from tropical America. Plants are hardy and deciduous in nature when grown in wild form of hilly tropical areas. It is known by varied names such as Sitaphal, Sugar apple, Sweet soap and Shrifa etc. It is grown in wild form in many parts of India. Its fruits are delicious when consumed fresh.
Fruit pulp is creamy white with a good blend of sweetness.
Fruits are rich source of Vitamins like C, A & B6 and minerals like iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, copper, zinc, and dietary fiber.
Mulberry tree is a perennial, broadleaf woody plant. Generally, trees grown, in most of the climatic conditions but prefer subtropical and light temperate climatic conditions. All, fruiting mulberry species are divided into three types, according to the color of their fruits– Red, white, and black. Main cultivated species are Morus alba, Morus serrata, M. indica and M. latifolia.
Mulberry trees are good carbon sink plants. Trees absorb air pollutants such as chlorine, hydrogen fluoride, and sulphur dioxide and release oxygen.
The mulberry tree is an ideal for city landscape due to its excellent features in tree form, leaf colour, growth & vigour, and drought resistance. It can be grown, at garden corners, along roadsides, in public parks and other recreation places. It is an excellent tree species for city forestation. Fruits are used directly can be eaten fresh. Trees are an excellent and handsome shade tree and are often planted on field edges in irrigated, semi-arid lands where it is also valued for fruit, poles and timber.
Tinda is useful for patients suffering from stomach ailments. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agents, control heart diseases, blood pressure and cancer. Fruits are rich source of fibre and carotene which helps in digestion and slows down the ageing process.