List of Non Edible Fruits in Botswana

List of Non Edible Fruits in Botswana

What is Non Edible Fruits?

Masuri berry, Coriaria nepalensis (Coriariaceae) Mezereum, Daphne mezereum (Thymelaeaceae) Mistletoe (3 genera in the order Santalales) Osage-orange, Maclura pomifera (Moraceae) Opium poppy, Papaver somniferum (Papaveraceae)

List of Non Edible Fruits in Botswana

Abacá, Musa textilis (Musaceae)

Alemow, Citrus macrophylla (Rutaceae)

Alpine honeysuckle, Lonicera alpigena (Caprifoliaceae)

Asparagus berries, Asparagus officinalis (Asparagaceae)

Baneberry, Actaea pachypoda (Ranunculaceae)

Bittersweet, Celastrus scandens (Celastraceae)

Black bryony, Dioscorea communis (Dioscoreaceae)

Buckthorn, Rhamnus cathartica (Rhamnaceae)

Canadian moonseed, Menispermum canadense’ (Menispermaceae)

Castor Bean, Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae)

Ceylon durian, Durio ceylanicus (Malvaceae)

Frequently Asked Questions

What fruits grow in Botswana?

Many fruits are locally available, including marula. Watermelons, believed to have come originally from Botswana, are plentiful in season. Another kind of melon, called lerotse or lekatane, is also grown.

Are there any poisonous fruits?

Naturally occurring toxins in the lychee fruit have been linked to toxicity that leads to fever, convulsions and seizures. Ackee — the national fruit of Jamaica — contains the same poison as the lychee when unripe and can cause severe illness. It is usually cooked before eating.

Can avocado grow in Botswana?

We are starting Avocado plantations and Strawberry plantations in the North East of Botswana, we lead by example, we want our Farmers to tap into the same energy and grace. Farmers should consider fruit trees farming not just vegetables production only. You can change your life with Avocado Farming.

Is Watermelon an indigenous fruit in Botswana?

Watermelon is believed to have originated in the Kalahari region (Botswana, Namibia and South Africa) or northeastern Africa, and the fruit first cultivated in Egypt more than 5,000 years ago. From there it was introduced to the Mediterranean and then brought to India, probably in prehistoric times.

What food is grown in Botswana?

Major crops grown in Botswana are sorghum, maize, millet and cowpeas. The Botswana agricultural research system responds mainly to an inherently poor natural resource base.

What are non edible vegetables?

Solution : The plant parts which are eaten by humans are called edible parts whereas the plant parts which cannot be eaten by humans are called non edible parts e.g., in tomato plant, the edible part is fruit whereas leaves, stem and roots are non edible parts

Why some fruits are not edible?

Poisons in fruit pulp are typically produced during development. Unripe fruit is often toxic to protect immature seeds from attack or premature dispersal, but ripe fruit with mature seeds can also be poisonous.

Which apples are not edible?

This is because crab apples are not always palatable. In fact, crab apples are usually simply not eaten because they can be extremely sour or spongy in texture. Those that come from the Dalgo and Centennial trees are considered the most edible.

Are there non edible bananas?

There are over 1,000 different varieties of bananas, about half of which are inedible. The most common type of banana you’d find in your local food store is a Cavendish, but it wasn’t always this way.

What fruit nut is poisonous?

The seeds (also known as stones, pits, or kernels) of stone fruits like apricots, cherries, plums, and peaches do contain a compound called amygdalin, which breaks down into hydrogen cyanide when ingested. And, yes, hydrogen cyanide is definitely a poison.

Which unripe fruit is poisonous?

Ingestion of unripe Ackee fruit may result in the metabolic syndrome known as “Jamaican vomiting sickness.” Clinical manifestations may include profuse vomiting, altered mental status, and hypoglycemia. Severe cases have been reported to cause seizures, hypothermia, coma, and death.

Can avocado grow in colder climate?

Cold-hardy avocados exist, so you can plant your very own tree even in areas where the temperature gets to 20 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. Mexicola avocados are a very popular cold-hardy avocado variety, a particularly hardy, vigorous species from the northern Mexican highlands.

How many years does it take for avocado to grow?

If you have purchased and planted a tree, you can probably expect to see your first fruit three to four years after planting. If you are growing from a seed, it can take anywhere from five to 13 years before the tree is mature enough to set fruit.