Skip to main content


Tropical plants: Orchids, bananas and papayas in the heart of the Bernese Oberland

Tropical fruits: Banana, Papaya and Co.

The warm climate and the possibility of allowing the fruit to ripen naturally  results in an incomparable fruit taste. In the cultivation and care of the plants, we have been able to profit from the experience of the  Tropenhaus Wolhusen, which has also been cultivating tropical fruit since 1999.
An annual production of 2 tons of bananas, papayas, mangos, carambola, dwarf bananas, guavas, physalis, litchi, durian, mangostana, pomelo, pomegranate, avocados, pineapple and kumquat is planned for the greenhouse.
According to availability, our own fruit will be offered, freshly prepared, in our restaurants and the shop of the Tropenhaus Frutigen. 

Tropical orchids

With an ancillary installation and warm temperatures the whole year round, a green island of a fine collection of orchids and other exotic beauties was created in the greenhouse. The special microclimate is as close as possible to conditions in damp, tropical mountain forests.


Ginger, chilli, vanilla, pepper
Depending on the season and availability, we sell these products in our Tropenhaus Shop.

About ourselves

Ausstellung Berner Oberland
The Tropenhaus plays a leading role in the utilisation of renewable energy in the Alpine area. It grows fish and fruit and, as a model operation, is the centre of expertise for the communication of the subjects and services associated with this in a way that can be both felt and experienced.
The Tropenhaus Frutigen project was started with a feasibility study in 2002, and the start-up company Tropenhaus Frutigen AG, with offices in Frutigen, was founded in 2003.
Logical planning and preparation work resulted in the ground-breaking ceremony taking place in May 2008, so that the Tropenhaus Frutigen could be opened 21 November 2009.
Board of directors Philipp Wyss, chairman of the board of directors
Dr. Peter Hufschmied
Dr. Johannes Heeb
Lorenz Wyss
Hans-Rudolf Wandfluh
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Auditors
Managing director 
Beat Schmidt


Popular posts from this blog


While "Flavor" is very subjective, and each country that grows mangoes is very nationalistic, these are the mango varieties that are the most sought after around the world because of sweetnesss (Brix) and demand.

The Chaunsa has a Brix rating in the 22 degree level which is unheard of!
Carabao claims to be the sweetest mango in the world and was able to register this in the Guiness book of world records.
Perhaps it is time for a GLOBAL taste test ???

In alphabetical order by Country....



Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 

It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

Mangoes date back 65 million years according to research ...

Experts at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) here have traced the origin of mango to the hills of Meghalaya, India from a 65 million year-old fossil of a mango leaf. 

The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 

After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.

An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 

The genus is believed to have disseminated into neighb…

INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

TNN | May 22, 2016, 12.32 PM IST

Mangaluru: Vagaries of nature is expected to take a toll on the production of King of Fruits - Mango - in Karnataka this year. A combination of failure of pre-monsoon showers at the flowering and growth stage and spike in temperature in mango growing belt of the state is expected to limit the total production of mango to an estimated 12 lakh tonnes in the current season as against 14 lakh tonnes in the last calendar year.

However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.

Karnataka is the third largest mango-growing state in India after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Inaugurating a two-day Vasanthotsava organized by Shivarama Karantha Pilikula Nisargadhama and the Corporation at P…