Caloosa Rare Fruit Exchange, Fort Myers, Lee County Florida, Tropical Fruits Trees Plants

TROPICAL EDIBLE FRUITS, PLANTS, & SEEDS

Florida Native and Tropical Plant Seeds, worms, and worm castings

Florida Native and Tropical Plant Seeds, worms, and worm castings

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 location.

Moringa Horseradish Tree Leaves, Florida Native and Tropical Plant Seeds, worms, and worm castings

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 Leaves, Florida Native and Tropical Plant Seeds, worms, and worm castings

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 instructions included.

Florida Native and Tropical Plant Seeds, worms, and worm castings


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North Fort Myers, FL 33917

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