Please scroll down below this Photo list for individually listed fruits!
Barbadine (aka Giant Granadilla) - This fruit can be used (when ripe) to make a juice that is very similar to that of sour sop. This fruit unlike the sour sop grows on a vine that can be as long as 50 feet in length (sorry Trinis I am still using yards, feet and inches).
Black Sapote - This fruit is not so popular in Trinidad; I never ate this fruit! It is also known as Chocolate Pudding Fruit, Chocolate Persimmon and Zapote Prieto.
Cacao (Ripe Cacao in the pod) - The pulp that surrounds the cocoa bean tastes good... Just try it (ripe ones please)
Caimite aka Caimito or Star Apple – I am drooling now – I love this fruit.
Carailli - Gosh bitter like hell but I liked eating it as I matured (or should I say tolerated the taste)! I just learnt that that it is used as an antiinfective, antipyretic, anthelmintic and laxative
Chataigne Seeds: I don't know of anyone who did not enjoy eating chataigne seeds aka 'farting pills' as a youth. I said 'farting pills' because that is the name we called the boiled seeds of the fruits that fell from the trees.
Coconut (Green variety) - This is the one that you will see on so many trucks (for sale) in towns across the country. Coconut water is low in calories, high potassium content and reputed to lower blood pressure.
Coconut Jelly (Soft) - Now you can't simply drink coconut water and leave that soft delicious jelly in the shell... if you do, then you don't know what a treat you are missing. It is the coconut water that forms the jelly. Enjoy it and remember to leave us a line about the day you enjoyed eating coconut jelly.
Damson - I need help with this one! Gail told me that it is a type of plum!
Fat Pork – This fruit is also known as 'Coco Plum' I ate it but don’t know what people loved about this fruit. Thanks for the photo Gailos... Paramin Gold!
Five Fingers (Star Fruit or Carambola) – I was not a lover of this fruit but it is good with salt and pepper! The fruit is also rich in antioxidants and vitamin C.
Governor Plum (Flacourtia indica) - Dark purple when ripe
Shaddock (Pomelo) - The pink grapefruit is really sweet, for some reason we called it 'shaddock'(I don't have a clue about the name but that is what I remember call it. My grandfather had a tree in his back yard next to an old latrine (man that tree produced so much sweet fruit). I guess the latrine helped – lol.
Gri Gri - I can't remember the taste of this one but I do recall that I liked eating it... appreciate it because it takes a lot to get the fruit!
Lime - a little lime juice to 'cut the freshness' from meat is a must!
Lemon - The smell and skin of this fruit always peeked my curisity - lemon juice is ok!
Mamisiporte - I don't recall eating this fruit but I heard so many people raving about the taste!
Mango (green) - ideal for curry
Noni - Some people swear that the juice from this fruit has healing capabilities... I know it stinks! I tried it and believe me there has to be a better way to feel good!
Nutmeg - Yes we have nutmeg! So you thought we got them all from Grenada? Nah, nah nah, doh try dat!
Paw Paw (Papaya) – It was an acquired taste for me but now I just love eating it.
Penny-Piece - OK, I got a photo and some information... not much pulp but sweet! This fruit is also known as 'chocky apple'.
Pineapple – Who doesn’t love pineapple?
Primrose - This fruit is also known as "Rose Apple". I was told that you can get this fruit in Paramin (in the Northern Range). Well at least Gail (Wack Radio Shoutbox) told me that you can find them in Paramin.
Series (Cerise) – This is a kid's delight! Purple in color when ripe; we used to roll them between our palms until soft then suck the content out - yes the good 'ole' days!
Stinking Toe – One of my favorite but not easy to pick from the tree.
Sour Cherries - Sour? Hell yes, but with salt and pepper is a great treat!
Sugar Apple – I can't recall eating this fruit; it is also known as Sweet Sop. I may be confusing this one with Cachima. If I did eat this fruit I simply can't recall at this time.
Sugar cane – Goes without saying – we love it!
Watermelon – But of course we love it.