Fruit trees are a class of trees in the mod that, in addition to wood and saplings, are a decent source of fruits. There are two main types of fruit trees: the temperate trees, which are found in the Shire and other northern woodland biomes, and the tropical trees of the Haradwaith. To obtain fruit off of most of these plants, one must simply break the leaf blocks of the tree, but even this will only yield about 3 to 5 fruits per tree. However, with some tropical trees in Harad, the actual fruit will grow on the side of the trunk, and can be picked off with one swing of an individual's fist.
The temperate-classed fruit trees spawn, although semi-uncommonly unless in the orchard variant, most abundantly in the Shire biome, and are more rare in other forested biomes such as Chetwood. Most resemble standard oak trees in size and shape, but each tree can provide different fruit, saplings, wood, and planks.
The tropically-classed trees can be found in Near and Far Harad. These trees are more spread out, and less common than the temperate trees. Most of the exotic trees such as the mango tree and lime tree resemble standard oak trees in appearance, much like the temperate trees. However, the date palm tree and the banana tree have a unique shape and size. They are both tall and are interestingly fan-shaped. They both have fruits that can be broken similarly to flowers on all of the four sides of the upper part of the tree's trunk.
After Public Beta 29, a lot of fruit trees can be found in orchards. Those hold one to three different types of fruit trees and might cover quite a big area. The trees are set in neatly rows seperated by fences. Some of them, such as plum orchards in the Shire or almond orchards in Dorwinion are rather rare, where as Shire orchards (apples, pears, cherries) or Dorwinion vineyards are quite common in their respective biome. Check this list for a complete overview of where to find which kind of orchard.
Almond trees have a short trunk with grey-brown bark and a light yellowish core. They are fairly small trees, with a spherical canopy. The light brown leaves have lots of beautiful pink-white blossoms on them.
Almond leaves, when broken, have a chance of dropping either a sapling or an almond. The almonds can be crafted in marchpane, when merged with sugar. When harvested with shears, however, you will be able to harvest leaves as well. Almond logs can be used to craft planks, which in turn can be crafted into stairs, slabs, fences, and a wide variety of utilities.
Apple trees have dark bark with a much lighter core wood colour, and bright green leaves with small apple textures on them. Apple trees are shaped like an oak tree, but tend to grow ever so slightly taller.
When broken with a fist, apple leaves have a moderate chance of dropping either a red or green apple, and have an average chance of dropping an apple sapling. When broken with shears, every block drops a block of apple leaves as well. The apples can be used to brew cider. Like all wood types, the logs of this tree can be crafted into planks, which can then be crafted into apple wood stairs, slabs, or fences, and can be used for other wood products.
Banana trees are tropical trees which grow in the Far Harad River sub-biome as well as the Far Harad Jungle. Banana trees seem to have a higher chance of dropping saplings than other trees. Saplings can also be bought from a lumberman in Near Harad.
Banana Trees have yellow-greenish bark, yellow-green planks, and bright green leaves. Banana Trees are often found to be quite tall, and have a unique canopy structure, much like a folded fan. Banana trees, unlike other trees, only sprout a limited number leaves.
Cherry trees have moderate reddish-brown bark, which makes rich, deep red-brown planks. Their leaves are a cheerful, bright, blossoming pink colour.
Cherry trees drop cherries which can be used to brew cherry liqueur. Cherry trees are the rarest of the three Shire fruit tree types, and are very difficult to find outside the Shire. Ironically, an abnormally large cherry tree can be found in the black land of Mordor.
Date Palm Tree
A date palm tree is a tropical fruit tree indigenous to the fertile parts of Near Harad, and Rhúdel. The leaves may drop date palm saplings when broken, and the fruits can be broken off similar to cocoa pods from a vanilla jungle tree.
A date palm may be identified by its light brown trunk, which is similar to that of a real palm tree, and the planks are a light orange-brown. Its leaves are a darker green than most leaves of its fellow tropical trees.
Each tree usually yields four dates, which are situated near the tree's canopy. These can be instantly broken to collect them, and they may be eaten immediately or brewed into a Near Harad favourite, the popular alcoholic beverage araq.
Up to Public Beta 31, date leaves did not decay naturally and had to be destroyed by hand. Fortunately, the tree was redesigned and now the leaves decay in the same way as those of other trees.
These trees have grey wood and bright green leaves with yellow dots that are meant to be lemons.
Lemons may be obtained from the lemon tree by breaking the tree's leaves, which have a normal chance of dropping lemon tree saplings or a moderate chance of dropping the fruit. Lemons can be used to craft lemonade and used to brew lemon liqueur, two drinks to partially restore your hunger bar.
These trees have pale green and yellowish wood and bright green leaves with light green dots that are meant to be limes.
Limes have a moderate chance to drop from broken leaves. Limes can be brewed into lime liqueur, a drink to restore part of your hunger bar. Lime leaves may also drop lime saplings.
Mango Trees have orange-brown bark, very pale orange planks, and vibrant green leaves that have orange dots on them, which represent the mangoes in which the tree exclusively grows.
In appearance it has a rather brown colour (though not as brown as Spruce). The logs have a similar appearance to Orange Tree logs.
To grow a large variant, plant 2x2 saplings in a square, and then either wait for it to grow or use bonemeal.
Olive Trees, as the name suggests, have Olives in them. They can be obtained by breaking the leaves. Olives can be eaten raw and on the spot, or baked into delicious Olive Bread. When breaking the leaves, you may also get a chance of getting an Olive tree sapling.
These trees have light brown wood and yellow-green leaves containing orange dots that are meant to be oranges.
Oranges may be harvested from the leaves of an orange tree by breaking the leaves, which have a moderate chance to drop this fruit. The oranges from the tree can be used to make orange juice, a delicious drink that will restore part of your hunger bar.
Pear trees can be found most abundantly throughout the Shire, but they can also be found in countless other temperate biomes, namely forested biome variants. Pear trees are not nearly as common as apple trees.
Pear trees have pale bark and a bronze-coloured core. The tree has pale green leaves with small green pear textures on them. The trees are shaped like an oak tree.
Pear leaves have a moderate chance to drop pears, which can be used to brew perry. They have a similar chance to drop pear saplings. If the leaves are broken with shears, they will drop pear leaf blocks, along with the same chance to drop pears or saplings. Pear wood can be used to craft planks, or beams. The planks can then be crafted into pear wood stairs, slabs, or fences.
Plum trees are fruit trees that can be found in various biomes all over Middle-earth.
Plum trees have dark coloured bark and a grey-purple coloured core. The leaves are dark green, with the purple fruits clearly visible. They are somewhat larger than the average oak tree and a bit more chaotic in shape.
Plum leaves have a chance of dropping plums when broken, which can be eaten on the spot or used as a brewing ingredient for drink. If the leaves are broken with shears, they will drop as leaf blocks, along with the same chance of dropping fruit or saplings. Plum wood can be used to craft planks and beams which make for a decent building material.
Pomegranate trees have dark orange-brownish coloured bark and a light pinkish-yellow coloured core. The leaves are a bright green, with the red and yellow coloured fruits clearly visible. They are shaped like a regular oak tree.
Pomegranate leaves have a chance of dropping pomegranate when broken, which can be eaten on the spot, used as a brewing ingredient for pomegranate wine, or made into pomegranate juice. If the leaves are broken with shears, they will drop as leaf blocks, along with the same chance of dropping fruit or saplings. Pomegranate wood can be used to craft planks and beams which make for a decent building material.
The anglo-saxon peorð-rune ᛈ (= letter P) probably means "pear-tree", "fruit-tree" in general, or perhaps some "game" made of this wood. Tolkien used those ᚱᚢᚾᛖᛋ for some texts in the initial drafts of "The Lord of the Rings", later on, he replaced them by cirth runes.
|“|| ᛈ The pear game is a source of recreation and amusement to the great,|
where warriors sit blithely together in the banqueting-hall.
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