TROPICAL EDIBLE FRUITS, PLANTS,
False Roselle is a tasty tart citrus flavored
leaf, burgundy in color. Is a wonderful addition to salads and is high in
vitamin C. Easily reseeds itself. Virtually carefree in sandy sunny
Moringa or Horseradish Tree is a plant that can be
pruned into a shrub or grow into a very tall lanky tree. The leaves are
edible and the seed pods useful in water purification.
Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon) is a tropical herb with a citrus
flavor which can be used fresh or dried. It makes a delicious tea and can
be used in cooking for it's lemon flavor. Grows care-free in sunny
Southwest Florida, drought tolerant, tolerates partial shade. Plants or
fresh or dried stems & leaves available.
Purple Passion-Vine (Passiflora incarnata)
Large Florida Native Perennial vine with beautiful purple flowers and
delicious yellow edible fruit,used for Hawaiian Punch. Also, a host larval
butterfly plant for the Florida State Butterfly, Zebra Longwing. Thrives
with neglect in somewhat dry sunny or partial shade. For butterfly use
plant in the partial shade.
Roselle also known as Florida cranberry is a 4 to 6 foot
shrub that grows fast. Plant in spring or summer for fruit around
Thanksgiving. Calyxes can be simmered to make jelly, jam, sauces and a
wonderful juice. Source of vitamin a and c.
Pretty yellow flowers all over the shrub develop into maroon pods.
At one time was a staple in Florida gardens. Known as sorrel in
Jamaica. Once you have a shrub you will always have enough seeds for
replanting in spring. Dies back with the cold. Recipes and planting
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North Fort Myers, FL 33917
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