Those of us who are lucky enough to live in Spain, and more specifically on the Costa del Sol, have the best possible conditions for planting tropical fruit trees in our gardens. Tropical fruits are usually quite easy to grow, do not require a lot of care and give us tasty fruits that make our summer a little more enjoyable. Below we leave you some of the most representative ones that you can find at Agrojardín, so you can start your tropical garden project:
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The papaya is the tropical fruit that we obtain from the papayero tree, which although it is not a tree, can reach up to 10 meters high. The papaya is an orange fruit with black seeds inside, very tasty and frequently used in juices, since it is a fruit with great advantages for our stomach. It needs a well-drained soil and to be watered frequently when the plant is still young, but always taking care not to produce waterlogging. Provide fertilizer rich in organic matter.
The pitahaya or “dragon fruit” is a very colorful and eye-catching fruit that originates from the American continent. Although it is not a very widespread fruit in our area, its colourfulness has made it quite popular. To cultivate it you only need a sandy soil with good draining and not to abuse the watering, making sure that the soil is completely dry before watering it again. Place it in a spot where it receives a good amount of direct sunlight.
The avocado tree comes from Central America and can be planted in any type of soil as long as it has good drainage. As a good tropical plant, it is friendly to sun and heat, so you only have to be careful in the colder seasons with the possible frosts. With the arrival of trends such as veganism and vegetarianism, the avocado has become fashionable and is now a very popular fruit, being a fruit rich in potassium and magnesium, with enormous benefits for our immune and digestive systems.
One of the most common and widespread tropical fruits in our country. Both the banana and the plantain are fruits rich in potassium, which together with other minerals make this fruit a healthy and highly recommended food, besides being enormously versatile in the world of gastronomy. The banana tree needs a soil with good organic fertilizer, abundant and frequent watering (at least 3 times a week) but avoiding waterlogging. Never prune the flowers that grow on the top of the plant, as they are important for the formation of the bananas.
Lemon and lime
Limes and lemons are the citrus fruits par excellence around the world, of great importance in gastronomy and especially in the world of cocktails. You only need a soil rich in minerals, a bright environment and constant watering to maintain humidity and make your lemons and limes grow big and rich in juice.
As we all know, oranges are a source of Vitamin C, which helps a lot with the absorption of iron. A fruit of great importance in the Mediterranean, where it can be found almost anywhere near the sea, although the orange tree is a plant from the East. The orange tree is a medium sized evergreen tree, compact and with white flowers (orange blossom) with a very characteristic aroma. It is a plant that grows especially well in maritime climates, with more constant temperatures during the day and night, since it is affected by both high and low temperatures. Organic fertilizer and constant watering to maintain humidity.
At Agrojardín we have a great variety of fruit trees ready to be planted in your garden. Come and see them and get advice from our professionals, who will solve all your doubts about their cultivation and special care.