Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana


This is a list of Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago created for distribution by their First Citizen Bank.  If you click on the picture you could look at it in your browser and then enlarge the picture to read the information more easily.

Most of these fruits are also found in Guyana and the other islands of the Caribbean, although they may go by different names  Check them out and see how many you recognise.

Your comments are welcome…..

Also view this later entry:

Guyana: More Pictures of Fruits and Vegetables

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  • david  On 05/29/2012 at 3:53 am

    very interesting info.So many fruits I have never heard of!I am trying to inform my boys about the wealth of fruits our country has to offer!Pretty amazing!

  • de castro  On 08/20/2012 at 9:27 am

    I can identify most but the pictures and print are too small for my tired eyes…
    I did enjoy a picture of TRINIDAD avacado (pear) with the sign
    written next to it….
    these are not BREASTS

    Trinidadian humour ! The largest avacado I have seen was in Dominican Republic…and I was tempted to squeeze to see if it was ripe !
    ha ha !

  • Cyril Balkaran  On 08/21/2012 at 8:17 am

    Talking about Fruits, almost 99% of the fruits available in Trinidad are also growing in Guyana. The names however used in Trinidad are sounding and are different from what we know them to be in Guyana.
    Some examples are;
    Star Apple=Kymet.
    Golden Apple= Pomceyetre
    Yellow Plums=Hog plums
    Brown Plums=Govenor cherry.
    Jack fruit= Shatayne
    Five fingers=Karambola
    Red Cashew=Pomerack

    And so the listings go on. Some names sound like French influence on the Island.
    The Pineapples that come from Canal polder and elsewhere in guyana are twice the size of those in Trinidad. They look like dwarf pineapples.

    • Some Name  On 10/26/2013 at 9:14 pm

      “Golden Apple=Pomceyetre” — Both these names are used in Trinidad & Tobago.

      “Genips=Chenet” — Looks like they may be pronounced a little bit the same.

  • de castro  On 08/22/2012 at 10:20 am

    thanks info…I now know where the “night club” “KARAMBOLA” in EL Ejido spain got its name from….the MOSCOW pole dancers were fabulous !


  • Melroy Odwin-John  On 09/29/2012 at 12:33 pm

    A truly ripe pomerac is my no. 1 fruit. It is called malaka in Bartica where I’m from, and cashew in other parts of Guyana. I miss my fruit.

  • Cyril Balkaran  On 10/30/2012 at 11:43 am

    Fruits are very rich sources of Vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin C. This vitamin boost the body’s protective mechanism and aid the Immune syatem. At least we must indulge in a fruit meal once a day. The seasonal fruits enrich our plate and its very good for our Gastro Intestinal Tract. Have a Good day!

  • compton de castro  On 02/01/2013 at 7:08 pm

    doctor cyril..u must be a country buy..u know yah fruit well…
    dem jungle folks have a “remedy” fuh any everyday sickness…
    yu nah hav fu gu to dactar….sum ah dem tree in di jungle ah hold dah secret cure fuh any and everyting…dah is why me nah wana see dem AMAZONIA
    developped unsustainably….me ah share u sentiments brother

  • Geneva Neale  On 03/05/2013 at 1:49 am

    This information is excellent for our children children (dem picknees and dem) all over the world. Some of us parents forget to remember our fore parents lands of our births. I came to Canada in 1965. And I always remember to let them know where I was born is just as important as where I now live. 2013. I am a published Author by i Universe. “THE PASSION & THE POETRY”. Geneva M. Neale (Audain). I had to write this book of poetry no money but lots of memories to remember. 2013..

  • mary beth  On 03/18/2013 at 3:15 pm

    I live in the United States, and I would LOVE to be able to purchase this beautiful poster. What is the size, and can I order it from you? Or, please let me know who to contact to order this lovely poster. Thank you! MBK from New York City

    • guyaneseonline  On 03/19/2013 at 12:42 am

      Mary Beth:
      This is a list of Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago created for distribution by their First Citizen Bank. If you click on the picture you could look at it in your browser and then enlarge the picture to read the information more easily.
      You could right click and save the picture … which could then be enlarged to the size you want and then get it printed.
      Please note that there are company names and contact information at the bottom of this document. Give them a call or write and see if you could get one of the posters – if they are still available.
      Cyril Bryan

  • nasser khan  On 04/30/2013 at 11:27 am

    there is also a similar chart that highlights the 65 veggies, root crops and herbs grown in t&t

  • Ron. Persaud  On 06/05/2013 at 9:51 pm

    Here is a larger collection:

  • Imogen  On 08/18/2013 at 9:21 am

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  • Lord Norman  On 12/10/2014 at 10:26 am

    The sweetest and most delicious fruit from Guyana, the West Indies and India is the Sapodilla and guess what only Guyana has the Buxton Spice mango. How you like that?

  • Renee Colina  On 03/02/2019 at 11:47 am

    Growing up in various Caribbean islands I remember certain fruits that were my favourites – eating delicious sapodillas from a tree that grew In our front yard in Tobago, my fond memories of guava and barbadine ice cream in Trinidad , my favourite mango – julies- and bringing home to Toronto a beautiful breadfruit from Antigua from a tree that grew on the hotel grounds.

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