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Monday, 23 August 2010

Garden strawberry

Garden strawberries grown hydroponically
The garden strawberry is a common plant of the genus Fragaria cultivated worldwide for its aggregate accessory fruit, the (common) strawberry. The fruit is widely appreciated, mainly for its characteristic aroma but also for its bright red color, and  fresh or in prepared foods such as preserves, fruit juice, pies, ice creams, and milk shakes.The garden strawberry was first bred in Brittany, France, in 1740 via a cross of Fragaria virginiana from eastern North America , which was noted for its flavor.  

Scientific Name:  Fragaria × ananassa

Thursday, 19 August 2010


The national fruit of Bangladesh
The jack fruit  is a species of tree in the mulberry family (Moraceae), which is native to parts of Southern and Southeast Asia. It is the national fruit of Bangladesh. It is well suited to tropical lowlands. Its fruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world, reaching 80 pounds (36 kg) in weight and up to 36 inches (90 cm) long and 20 inches (50 cm) in diameter.

Scientific Name:     Artocarpus heterophyllus
(Details: Wikipedia)