An explosion of colors, shapes and flavors. Tropical nature offers an incredible variety of fruit and vegetables.
Both as an ingredient and meal in itself, the banana is used as a base in many of the local dishes and a staple in the diet. The market stalls contain many diverse varieties of banana: pink, yellow, green, as well as many different shapes:ti nain, figue-pomme, figue-rose and bananas jaunes.Bananas are found throughout the island, every Creole garden and the many plantations that populate the island.
if you would like to find out even more about the banana visit the Banana Museum.
An impressive plant with lush foliage which forms a canopy, there are various types grown on Martinique, each with its own color and texture. The mature fruit can be red, yellow, green and orange with a sweet fibrous pulp. Popular as a juice or an ingredient in ice-cream and sorbet
The season is generally from February to June but you can always find them at the Market stalls and mobile vendors
Small round, slightly elongated fruit with yellow green skin and a red flesh with small seeds. Used for juice and marmalades they can be found at the market stalls between May and November.
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This unique fruit is in season from July to September and can be seen hanging in bunches like oversized grapes. Yellow-green with a smooth skin the flesh has a sweet, acidic flavor, used for local fruit juices.
Commonly known as Star Fruit due to the pattern when cut in cross section, this fruit has a fresh and tasty juice.
Originally from Asia the fruit is in season from November to June. Utilized primarily as a side dish the mature fruit is boiled, though it can also be grilled, grated or sliced over a salad.
A fruit particular to the Antilles the “Apricot” is a large fruit with a think skin and the perfumed flesh is the color of an apricot. The fruit reaches maturity between June and August.
A small red fruit similar in appearance to an apple they have a white pulp that is extremely rich in water with a delicate, refreshing flavor. Found during the period July-August.
Recognizable for it vivid green skin with soft spines this fruit is used in sorbets as juice and fried.
The island produces many types of citrus fruit including sweet and bitter oranges, grapefruit, lemons and mandarine. The season is generally in June and July. Delicious freshly squeezed. The “citron vert” is commonly used in the islands famous rum cocktails.
A plant originally from the Antilles, this globular green fruit contains an aromatic pulpy flesh with a delicate flavor. In season from July to September.
Of different species, the growing season is from June to November, the fruits are delicious also savored as such.