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11 Aug, 2010 07:53

Tropical fruit grows in “hothouse” Central Russia

Russia's extreme heat has not brought only misery; it is bearing fruit as well - literally. In the central Russian city of Ufa, south-east of Moscow, the locals are enjoying an unprecedented harvest of tropical fruits.

Staff in the city’s greenhouses say its the first time banana trees have actually produced crops in this part of the world.

Locals, more used to potatoes and tomatoes, are picking figs and lemons right from the tree.