Tree Fruit Production

Tree Fruit Production Overview

Trees are essential to human existence. They enable the protection and preservation of a wide range of biodiversity and maintenance of water bodies especially in forests. Trees also regulate temperature, trap excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, serve as wind breaks and protect the soil from erosion. It is estimated that there are over 3 trillion trees in the world. Russia, Canada and Brazil rank highest on the list of countries with the greatest number of trees globally.
Different parts of trees serve different purposes. The roots, leaves and bark of trees are useful in traditional and modern medicine. For trees that produce fruits, the fruits are consumed by humans and animals alike. Examples of fruit trees include cashew, fig, oil palm, apple, avocado, coconut, and soursop. In the tropics, especially Africa, tree fruits are said to provide micronutrients that are originally absent from other foods. As such, they are reported as essential to food and nutrition security. These fruits also contain Vitamins like A and C that are good for eye sight and joint cartilage respectively. Producing tree fruits involves the selection of varieties to be cultivated, site required for cultivation, and assessing the soil nutrient status. To survive, trees require well drained soils. They also require a range of management practices including water, pest and disease management. Tengrain Science works with a team of experts in tree fruit production. Contact us today.