Most Indian tropical fruit trees produce fruits in April-May. The best possible explanation for this is
- optimum water availability for fruit production.
- the heat allows quicker ripening of fruit.
- animals have no other source of food in summer.
- the impending monsoon provides optimum conditions for propagation
This was asked in a competitive examination, and being a mathematician with interest in plants, this caught my attention. Please note that this was asked in aptitude section, and I feel it more aptly belongs this SE, correct me if I am wrong.
April-May is summer in (tropical) India (where I live, Kerala) hence optimum water availability looks out of option.
Considering fruit production being a part of process of propagation, though this is a favourable factor, I doubt if it is a determining factor
Animals help disperse the fruits, and less availability of food may be a favouring factor attracting animals to fruits, it is not a determining factor.
which for me looks like the factor influencing increased fruit production more than the other two.
Sorry for the layman language, I would be grateful if someone can correct me if my reasoning is wrong and explain it more precisely (preferably in layman language, though I can understand some botanical terms)