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Fruit Trees That Grow in Baguio City

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Located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, Baguio City is a tropical city with a relatively cool climate for the area. Nevertheless, temperatures do not descend below 64 degrees F, which makes Baguio City an excellent place to grow any of a large number of tropical fruit trees.

Avocado

The avocado tree is medium sized, reached up to 30 feet in height. It is evergreen and produces a delicious oily fruit. This fruit will not ripen until after picking. The fruit is technically a berry, though it does not resemble the most common types of berry. They do well in warm areas like Baguio City.

Coffee

Historically, coffee has been one of the biggest crops in the Philippines. Currently the industry is in decline due to the rampant spread of a fungal disease called coffee rust. However, if measures are taken to protect the trees then coffee will do well in Baguio City due to its tropical climate.

Coconut Palm

This tree grows up to 20 feet in height and produces coconuts. The trees have a wide spread. The meat and juice of the coconut can be used to make coconut milk, coconut flakes and copra, which is processed into coconut oil. The Philippines are second in the world in terms of coconut products produced; fully one quarter of land used for agriculture is planted with coconut trees, and 3.5 million individuals are coconut farmers.

Guyabano

Guyabano fruits, also known as soursops, have an unusual appearance. The fruit is large and green, studded with soft spike-like appendages all over the skin; fruits can weigh up to 5 lbs. The tree, however, is fairly small; it will not exceed 20 feet in height. The fruit can be eaten raw, used to make beverages or put in desserts as a flavoring.

Mango

The mango is an evergreen and produces the delicious yellow-orange fruit we all know as mangoes. These trees grow very well in the Philippines; indeed, the nation is Asia's largest producer of mangoes. The variety most grown in the Philippines is the Carabao mango, which is known for its exceptional taste. These fruits are generally picked in the summer months.

Papaya

Papaya plants are fairly small, growing to only 12 feet in height. The fruits average about one pound, turning yellow when ripe. The fruit is sweet and juicy, with flesh ranging from pink to orange in color. It is also known as a tree melon.

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Gertrude Elizabeth Greene has been a freelance writer and editor for 10 years.Greene writes about a variety of topics including cooking, culture, nutrition, pets and home maintenance for websites such as eHow, GardenGuides and the Daily Puppy. She holds degrees in both philosophy and psychology.