Fruits
Fruits, of over 40 varieties are found in plentiful throughout this Tropical Island. The cultivation of these fruits are diversified according to its origin and characteristics across the three elevations in the country. With invariable climate conditions of warm temperatures and seasonal rains, combined with exceptional fertile soil, Sri Lanka produces a variety of tropical and sub-tropical products. Our tropical fruits such as, banana, pineapple, mango, avocado, rambutan, durian, passion fruit, mangosteen and papaya are significant than the rest due to the sufficiency in crops which are available continually. Rambutan cultivation is considered to be one of our main strengths in the field of fruits as we have cultivated a vast area of terrain for this alone.
Fruit Calendar
Pineapple – Ananas Comosus

-        Agro-climatic zones / Districts

-        Low-country wet and Intermediate zones

-        Kurunegala, Gampaha, Puttlam, Baddulla, Monaragala

-        Plantations – Medium and large scale orchards.

Papaya – Carica Papaya

-        Agro-climatic zones / Districts

-        Dry and Intermediate  zones.

-        Kurunegala, kalutara, Rathnapura, Galle, Gampaha, Hambanthota

-        Plantations – Medium and large scale orchards.

Rambutan – Nephelium Lappaceum

-        Agro-climatic zones / Districts

-        Mid country and Low country wet zones.

-         Gampaha, Colombo (Malwana)

-        Plantations – Medium and large scale orchards.

Banana

-        Agro-climatic zones / Districts

-        Mostly throughout the Island

-        Plantations – Large, Medium and small scale orchards.

-        Confined to Tropical and sub-tropical.

Mango

-        Agro-climatic zones / Districts

-          Various agro-ecological regions of the Country acquire different varieties with its own characteristic flavour, appearance and taste.

Avocado butter fruit – Persea Americanna Miller

-        Agro-climatic zones / Districts

-        Up country wet zones.

-        Kandy, Matale, Kegalle, Nuwera-eliya, Badulla

-        Plantations – Medium and small scale orchards.

Passion fruit (Golden) – P.Edulis F.Flavicarpa

-        Agro-climatic zones / Districts

-        Low country and Up country.

-        Colombo, Kaluthara, Gampaha, Galle, Kandy, Ratnapura, Badulla

-        Plantations – Medium and small scale orchards.

Mangosteen – Garcinia Mangostana

-        Agro-climatic zones / Districts

-        Low country and Mid country wet zones.

-        Colombo, Kaluthara, Gampaha, Galle, Kegalle, Kandy, Matale

-        Plantations – Medium and small scale orchards.


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