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Fruit trees of La PalmaDeze pagina in Nederlands
La Palma is rich in fruit trees due the mild winters, warm summers, sun to ripen the fruit and water from the mountains.
The fig tree
The fig is a solitary tree which looses its leaves in winter which reveals their large twisted trunks. In the spring the leaves begin to grow together with the fruits. The fruit can de eaten fresh or dried in the sun. The leaves may cause skin irritation in some people.
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The fig tree with large leaves and ripe (brown) fruit.
 
The pear tree
Pear trees grow readily in the greener northern part of La Palma. The pear trees flower in spring and have fruit in late summer. In mild winters they may flower a second time apparently because they think it is spring again, but the winter flowers seldom develop fruit.
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services A Pear tree just beginning to show flowers and leaves in the sunny springtime of La Palma
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The flowers of a pear tree.
 
The Nispero
The Nispero is a type of Japanese Mispel (Eriobotrya japonica) which grow wild in most parts of La Palma. Its fruit are edible, but the seeds are not. When they are ripe the fruit turn orange and when they start to become slightly soft they are ripe. The plum shaped fruit contains up to 5 stone (something like a conker) with a thin layer of edible flesh. The fruit is often used to make a liquer from aguadiente, the local firewater. It can also be used for making jam.
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2007
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The dark green leaves and young fruit of the Nispero (Japanese Mispel).
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2007
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The fruit of the Nispero (Japanese Mispel) almost ready to eat.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2007
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The fruit of the Nispero (Japanese Mispel) ready to eat.
The skins are still firm but slightly furry.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Pineapple growing in an orchard in the La Verada area of El Pinar in Puntagorda
 
 
Fruit trees of La Palma, Canary Islands, fig, pear, nispero
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