Lili

Bananas from the Bernese Alps

The warm climate inside the Tropenhaus’s greenhouses and the fact that the fruit can ripen naturally leads to an incomparable taste. Banana, papaya, mango, carambola - or star fruit, dwarf banana, guava, mangosteen, avocado, pineapple and kumquat are a few of the countless plants grown in the Tropenhaus. About two tons of fruit should be harvested each year with most of it making its way into the fresh, seasonal dishes prepared in the Restaurant Tropengarten.

A walk through the greenhouses with their flourishing flora reveals the often unfamiliar trees and plants on which the fruit sold in our supermarkets are grown. The sheer variety, lush colours and tropical climate along with the magnificent flowers and fruit are a delight to the senses.

  Harvest 2016 Harvest 2017 Harvest 2018
Bananas 376 Kg 408 Kg 543.7 Kg
Papaya 681 Kg 896 Kg 968.1 Kg
Chili 41 Kg 39 Kg 18.6 Kg
Kumquat 52 Kg 58 Kg 49.7 Kg
Guava 231 Kg 159 Kg 205.5 Kg
Starfruit 208 Kg 132 Kg 106 Kg
Citrus fruits 50 Kg 57 Kg 60.8 Kg
Sugar cane 26 Kg 32 Kg 3.2 Kg
Avocado 1 Kg 7.5 Kg 0.9 Kg
Acerola 5 Kg 7 Kg 2.6 Kg
Pineapple 2 Kg 3 Kg 1 Kg
Coffee 20 Kg 14 Kg 15.1 Kg
Annona 18 Kg 69 Kg 28.2 Kg
Pitaya 9 Kg 12 Kg 2.5 Kg
Mushrooms 5 Kg 8 Kg 32.7 Kg
Passion fruit 18 Kg 21 Kg 23.9 Kg
Berries 35 Kg 45 Kg 18.7 Kg
Cacao   3 Kg 6.7 Kg
Watermelon   92 Kg 25 Kg
Sweetcorn   5 Kg  
Potatos   12 Kg 15.4 Kg
Breadfruit tree   10 Kg 1.4 Kg
Tamarillo     8.1 Kg
Japenese medlar     4.6 Kg
Chinese Dates     2.3 Kg
Total

1'777 Kg

2'089 Kg 2'144.7 Kg
Tropical garden Tropical garden

Tropical garden

Bananas in the tropical garden Bananas in the tropical garden

Bananas in the tropical garden

Papaya in the tropical garden Papaya in the tropical garden

Papaya in the tropical garden

Tortoises in the tropical garden Tortoises in the tropical garden

Tortoises in the tropical garden

Passion fruit flower Passion fruit flower

Passion fruit flower

Coffee trail in the tropical garden Coffee trail in the tropical garden

Coffee trail in the tropical garden

Children in the tropical garden Children in the tropical garden

Children in the tropical garden

Orchid Orchid

Orchid