THE BREADFRUIT TREE CAMPAIGN.
In partnership with the Trees That Feed Foundation, we have committed to bringing 5000+ breadfruit trees to the village of Tilory. The trees will be raised initially at one of Trees That Feed’s nurseries in Port Au Prince, and then transported to Tilory to be planted and cultivated.
This is a perfect project for Haiti due to the trees ability to grow at a rapid rate and need little maintenance. Haiti’s climate is ideal for this tropical tree that loves hot humid weather and does not require a lot of water and likes full sun. The tree needs to be planted in well drained soil which means Haiti’s land is perfect due to its rocky terrain.
Once the trees start growing they will produce fruit after 3 years. This will substantially change decades of starvation in the village of Tilory. The mass planting of 5,000 Breadfruit trees will help the economic growth by creating a market of buying and selling of Breadfruit.
Breadfruit contains essential vitamins and minerals. It is rich in riboflavin, iron, niacin, thiamin, iron and phosphorus. It contains minerals like potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese, selenium and phosphorus. It is low in saturated fats, cholesterol and sodium.
Like other tropical fruits, breadfruit also contains high amounts of calories. It contains small amounts of flavonoids and antioxidants in the form of xanthin and leutin. Breadfruit contains high amounts of Vitamin C.
The trees will be raised initially at one of Trees That Feed’s nurseries in Port Au Prince, and then transported to Tilory to be planted and cultivated.