Category Archives: Fruit

Tamarind Tree at Harbour Club Villas

The Tamarind tree apparently was brought to the Caribbean from Africa in the early seventeenth century. Our tree is relatively small at about 18 feet but makes for easy gathering of the fruits. It was originally given to us as a … Continue reading

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Old Man Cactus

Take a look around you in our local bush and frequently you will see this spectacular cactus. The Dildo Cactus with its rather suggestive name is locally called the Old Man Cactus and is probably the most commonly found cactus in … Continue reading

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Turks Head Cactus

 The recent rains have revived all the plants, bushes and everything is blooming like crazy including my Turks Head cacti.  I love these cacti……….hope you enjoy the selection of photos.     Marta       http://www.harbourclubvillas.com

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Papaya or Paw Paw

The Papaya tree or Paw Paw is found growing wild throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands and we have several here at Harbour Club. Presently, Barry and I are juicing these wild papayas almost every day as we have so … Continue reading

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Mini Passion Flower Vine

I was doing some weeding the other day and came across the most beautiful miniature Passion Flower vine complete with tiny fruits the size of peas. The flowers were a pale yellow and smaller than a dime. I don’t really … Continue reading

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Sapodilla

I just thought you might like to know what a Sapodilla is…………this tropical tree is called a “dilly” locally and grows here in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  The fruits are favoured by our island iguanas and the taste is sweet … Continue reading

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