While researching persimmons (after reading Broden's thread on Texas persimmons) that might grow in the tropics...I came across this website. It isn't complete (it only shows one variety of banana for instance), but I thought it gives a pretty good starting point...
I would like to see a more complete selection of fruit trees, bushes and vines that will grow in the Tropics, so if you know of others (and there are plenty), please feel free to post them here. Once my pool is finished next year, we will be planting trees, bushes and vines around the yard, and I would like them to be fruit-bearing for the most part. BTW, persimmons grow in Vietnam, so I see no reason why they wouldn't grow here.
Please feel free to post your favorite tropical fruits here, along with pictures, descriptions and any information on where they may be found (if you know). I know the nursery at the Department of Agriculture site in Mandaue (across from Pacific Mall) has a great selection, but I also know some of the commercial nurseries on Cebu have varieties the DoA nursery doesn't have.
PS...I realize this site is a commercial site (they sell trees) for one of James' former competitors in Houston, but what I liked was the variety of fruits shown.
PSS...Tim, when you get a permanent place to live down in the Houston area, you should pay these folks a visit. You were asking how to help your wife get over home-sickness. Well, having tropical fruit trees in your yard (so she can still have the taste of home readily available) would go a long way.
Edited by Headshot, 02 September 2013 - 12:22 PM.