The growing season in Puerto Rico lasts all year, due to the warm climate temperature being in the 70’s to 90’s. At those temperatures, of course, there is no frost, no snow, no freezing. You might want to know what produce is grown in Puerto Rico. Puerto Ricans grow a wide assortment of tropical fruits and vegetables. It feels like summer all year, although October to March are the more comfortable relatively cooler months and April to September are the warmer more humid months.
Aji, arugala, avocado/aguacate, bananas, basil, batata/tropical sweet potato, breadfruit, cabbage, canteloupe, carambola, carrots, cassava/yuca, celery, chironja (cross between a china/orange and a toronja/grapefruit), cilantro, coconut, coffee, corn, cucumber, eggplant, ginger, grapefruit, green beans in pod, green pepper, guava, guaynababa/soursop, honey, honeydew melon, kale, lemons, lettuce, lima beans, limes, longan, lychee, mamey sapote (mam-EY sa-PO-tey), mangos, mangosteen, okra, onions, oranges, papaya, peppers, pigeon peas, pineapple, plantains, potatoes, pumpkin, quenepa, rambutan, sapodilla, soursop/guaynababa, soy, starfruit, sugarcane, sweet potato/batata, tangerines, tomatoes, watermelon, white beans in pod, yams, yuca/cassava, zucchini, are some of the main foods grown in Puerto Rico.
Weird fact: Oranges in Puerto Rico are called Chinas, with the “i” pronounced as a long “e” sound like “cheenas.”