Classification of Fruit crops
Tropical - Mango, Rambutan, Banana, Durian, Mangustin, (sweet) oranges,
Sub tropical - Oranges, Mango
Temperate - Apples, Pearce, Peach, Strew berry,
50 fruit crops grown in Sri Lanka Also there are internal variations.
Production systems of fruits.
(i) Wild or uncultivated lands
Some fruits can be gathered from wild of uncultivated lands.
Longan (Mora), woodapple, Bale fruit, Dan, Himbutu
Uncultivated fruit crops contain lot of nutrients.
(ii) Home Garden level
Mango, Banana, Oranges, Guawa, Durian
(iii) commercial cultivation
Banana, Papaya, Mango, Pineapple
Distribution of Fruit cultivation in Sri Lanka
Home garden <0. 25 ha
Small scale 0.25-2 ha
Medium small 2-10 ha
Large scale >10 ha
1. Mono crops.
Ex: Banana, Papaya, Fashion fruit
2. Inter crops
Ex: pineapple, Banana, Papaya
3. Mixed crops.
Ex: Home home gardens.