GLOSSARY TERMS - 'T'
Temperate fruits should have an annual cold season to grow properly. They are raised mostly during Temperate Zones, the regions between the tropics and the polar areas. Mainly temperate fruits come from Europe and also from North America. Some are produced in Asia and Australia. The most frequent temperate fruits are apples, peaches, pears, cherries, and also plums.
In plant families, the tomato are classified as a fruit (berry), but when eaten normally resembles a vegetable that it is most often considered being. Raw or cooked tomatoes have a sweet, acidy flavor and a very juicy flesh. Available in different sizes, shapes and colors, tomatoes could be large and round like beefsteak tomatoes, oval shaped as are Roma and plum tomatoes, pear shaped like pear tomatoes, are very small and bite size like cherry and grape tomatoes, and fluted with pleats, such as the Zapotec pleated types.
The Akee (Blighia sapid) is actual member of the Sapindaceae (soapberry family), native belongs to the tropical West Africa. It is also related to the Leeches and even Longan, and is an evergreen tree that always grows about 12 meters tall, with a short trunk and the dense crown. The leaves are leathery, compound, 15-35 cm long, with 6-12 called elliptical obviate-oblong leaflets, each leaflet 8-10 cm long and 5-9 cm broad.