Fruit trees in Costa Rica

So here you are on your second trip to Costa Rica looking for Costa Rica Real Estate,  specifically looking to buy a home with some acreage where you can grow your own fruit  trees. Coming from Canada or northern areas of the USA, one of your main requirements is to be able to grow & watch your own fruit grow.  There are a dozen more different types of fruit you can grow in this region but below are some basics.  The northern coast of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, has a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. Here are some fruit trees that are well-suited to the conditions in this region:

Mango (Mangifera indica): Mango trees thrive in the warm climate of Guanacaste. There are various mango varieties, and they are known for their sweet and juicy fruits.

Papaya (Carica papaya): Papaya trees are fast-growing and produce sweet, orange-fleshed fruits. They are well-adapted to tropical climates. Birds love these and with there "droppings" you will find new ones growing around your property you did not plant. LOL Again, some wonderful variities to chose from.

Banana and Plantain (Musa spp.): Both banana and plantain trees are common in tropical regions. They are relatively easy to grow and produce abundant fruit.

Citrus Trees (Citrus spp.): Varieties such as oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruits can be grown in Guanacaste. Citrus trees prefer well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight.

Guava (Psidium guajava): Guava trees are well-suited to tropical climates and produce fragrant fruits with a sweet and tangy flavor.

Coconut (Cocos nucifera): Coconut palms are common along coastal areas and can thrive in the northern coast of Guanacaste. They provide coconuts for both water and flesh. Pick the right variety for your home or orchard. Putting up a hammock under fruit baring varieties in not the best idea. LOL

Star Fruit (Averrhoa carambola): Star fruit trees can be cultivated in Guanacaste. The fruit has a unique star shape when sliced and a sweet taste.

Cashew (Anacardium occidentale): Cashew trees, known for both the nuts and the cashew apple, can grow well in tropical climates.

Pitaya (Dragon Fruit) (Hylocereus spp.): Pitaya, or dragon fruit, is a climbing cactus that can be grown in Guanacaste. The fruit has a unique appearance and a mildly sweet flavor.

Soursop (Annona muricata): Soursop trees, also known as guanábana, are well-suited to the tropical climate. The fruit has a distinctive flavor and is often used in beverages and desserts.

Avocado (Persea americana): Avocado trees thrive in warm climates and can be a good addition to the fruit garden.

Pineapple (Ananas comosus): Pineapples grow well in tropical climates, and the northern coast of Guanacaste provides suitable conditions. They require well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight.

When planting fruit trees, consider factors such as soil type, drainage, and sunlight exposure. It's also beneficial to choose tree varieties that are well-adapted to the specific microclimate of your location. We now have a wonderful selection of  local nurseries and agricultural extension services that can provide guidance on the best fruit tree varieties for your specific area in the northern coast of Guanacaste. I recently planted a nursery with wide variety of fruit trees and love watching them grow, checking on irrigation during dry season and fertilizing on a regular basis. There are fruit stands on every corner offering fresh fruit but there is nothing like picking them off your own tree in your back yard.

Other currencies
Pricing terms

The price is based on current exchange rates but is only an approximation. Please contact us for a final price