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1. Santol  (Sandoricum indicum) (Sandoricum koetjape red variety) family Meliaceae,  The santol is believed native to Indochina  and to have been long  ago  introduced  into  the Philippines where it has become naturalized It is commonly cultivated throughout these regions and the fruits are abundant in the local markets. The santol,  is also known as sentieh, sentol, setol,  sentul, setul, setui,  kechapi or ketapi, in Malaya; saton, satawn, katon, or ka-thon in Thailand; kompem reach in Cambodia; tong in Laos; sau chua, sau tia, sau do, mangoustanier  sauvage, or faux  mangoustanier in Vietnam. It taste very sour when its not ripe.

 2. Mabolo (Diospyros discolor) (family EBENACEAE) it is a closely related to the black  persimmons  and  the Japanese  persimmon  (D. kaki).  The  mabolo,  also known  as  velvet  apple, is native to the Philippines and is  uncommon  elsewhere.  The mabolo is indigenous to the low and medium altitude forests of the Philippine  from  the  island  of  Luzon  to  the  southernmost  of  the  Sulu  Islands,  and  is commonly cultivated for its fruit and even more as a shade tree for roadsides.  Most seedling  trees  produce  inferior  fruit.  Mabolo  ripen  in  late  summer,  when they turn a beautiful  bright  red  colour.  The fruit is usually eaten fresh, complete with skin, after the hairy  covering  is  rubbed off.  A liking for this strange, some claim cheese-like, flavour is acquired.

3. Caimito (Chrysophyllum cainito) (syn. Achras  caimito) (Star Apple) One of  the relatively  minor  fruits  of  the  family Sapotaceae, the star apple or goldenleaf tree , has acquired  a  moderate  assortment of  regional names. In Spanish, it is usually caimito or estrella.  It  is commonly stated that the star apple is indigenous to Central America. The tree may properly belong to the West Indies. However, it is more  or  less  naturalized  at low  and medium altitudes  from  southern  Mexico to Panama,  In the Philippines it is called caimito or star apple and highly cultivated there and readily available in the local market.

 4. Atis   (Annona squamosa)  (Sugar  Apple)  The  most  widely  grown  of  all  the species  of  Annona,  has  acquired  various  regional names: anon  (Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Panama);  anon  de azucar, anon domestico,  hanon,  mocuyo  (Colombia); anona blanca  (Honduras,  Guatemala,  Dominican Republic);  anona  de  castilla  (El Salvador); anona de Guatemala  (Nicaragua);  applebush (Grenadines); ata,  fruta do conde, fruta  de condessa,  frutiera  deconde,  pinha, araticutitaia, or ati (Brazil); ates or atis (Philippines); The  original  home  of  the  sugar apple is unknown. It is commonly cultivated  in  tropical South  America, and in the Philippines and use as a flavoring for ice cream. The Spaniards probably  carried  seeds  from  the  New World to the Philippines.

5. Makopa  (Syzygium samarangense)  (Java Apple)  Member  of the  Myrtaceae family. Among its various vernacular names are samarang rose apple, djamboe semarang (Indonesia);  jambu  ayer  rhio  (Malaya);  pini  jambu (Ceylon); jumrool, jamrul, or amrool (India);  chom  pu  kao,  or  chom pu kio  (Thailand);  makopa  (Philippines);  The  tree is indigenous from  Malaya to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands where there are wild  trees igrowing on frm the coasts to the forests.  It was introduced  into the Philippines in prehistoric times and is widely grown throughout those islands

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 6. Nangka   (Artocarpus heteropyllus)  (family Moraceae).  No one knows the  jackfruit's  place of  origin but it is believed indigenous to the rainforests of  the  Western  Ghats. It is  cultivated at low elevations throughout India, Burma, Thailand, Ceylon, southern China, Malaya,  and  the  East  Indies.  It  is  common  in the  Philippines,  and widely  cultivated  and naturalized.   When fully ripe, the unopened jackfruit emits a strong  disagreeable or agreeable odor depending upon your sense of taste,  resembling that of decayed onions, while the pulp of the opened fruit smells of pineapple and banana. It is readily available in the Philippine market.

7. Manga (Mangifera indica)  (mango)  The  most common of tropical fruits, is a member of the family Anacardiaceae. Native to southern Asia, the mango has been  cultivated since ancient times.  It was commonly grown in the East Indies before the earliest visits  of the Portuguese who apparently  introduced  it  to  West  Africa early  in the 16th Century. The Spaniards brought and introduce to Mexico from the Philippines.  In the Philippines it is widely cultivated in orchard and grows widely and wild along the highways. It is a big industry and process into juices, canned and dried mango. The famous variety is the Manga Carabao. The fruit is readily available in the market and also used a ornamental tree.

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  8. Mangosteen  (Garcinia  mangostana)  (family  GUTTIFERAE)  is  called  the queen of tropical fruit and is a  native to South East Asia and require a year round, warm, very  humid,  equatorial  climate.. The  ripe mangosteen  is  dark  red and  tastes  best if harvested before turning purple or blue-black. It does not ripen post-harvest. Unlike many other  tropical  fruit,  which have a  somewhat  musky  flavour, the mangosteen appeals to almost all, without a "learning" period. The mangosteen would be a popular choice as the finest of all fruit. The fruit is the size of a mandarin. 


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