Fruit in The Bahamas


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Fruit in the Bahamas

One of the biggest delights in the Bahamas is the amazing selection of fresh tropical fruit, perfectly ripened on the tree.

Most of the fruit in the Bahamas is grown in the outlying, less densely populated islands and the main crops that are grown in the Bahamas (2006 data) are Avocado, Banana, Coconut, Grapefruit, Persian Lime, Mango, Orange, Pineapple, Scarlet Plum and Sour Orange.

The best place to buy fresh local fruit would be at one of the outdoor market stalls down at Potter's Cay, or one of the many local road-side fruit sellers. A very good fruit seller can be found opposite The Fish Fry, Arawak Cay (they sell an amazing hot pepper sauce too!)

Fresh fruit in the Bahamas - bought from a local road-side seller, the fresh fruit is a world apart from the imported versions you get if you live in colder climates, so much better than even the best fruit that can be bought in New York!

A fresh water melon - this was actually imported from mexico, but even this one tasted better than the ones back home (also imported from Mexico). I'm told they taste better because of a gentler transport from Mexico to the islands

Fruit and Veg from a local Bahamas seller - here, also showing some of the lovely veg to be had, including local vine-ripened tomatoes, squash and plantain. Also, another produce that is very popular in the Bahamas - peanuts. Not sure where the peanuts were grown, but they were delicious.

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