Cherry Tree

Cherry trees (Prunus avium) from the Rosaceae family are a beloved fruit tree in many Mediterranean countries. Not only do they produce delicious, sweet cherries but they also have many other uses in a food forest, including providing shade and attracting pollinators.

Avocado Tree

Avocados are a delicious and nutritious fruit that is perfect for a Mediterranean food forest. The scientific name of the avocado tree is Persea americana and it belongs to the Lauraceae family.

Carob Tree

Carob tree is a staple in Mediterranean food forests. Its common name comes from the Arabic word “kharrub,” and its scientific name, Ceratonia siliqua, is derived from the Greek word “keras,” meaning horn, and “siliqua,” meaning pod. The tree belongs to the pea family (Fabaceae).

Almond Tree

Almond tree, also known as Prunus dulcis, is a member of the Rosaceae family. It a popular choice for gardeners, homesteaders, and those interested in creating a Mediterranean food forest due to their many uses and benefits.