Tropical Fruit – A Tasty Survey, Part XI

Cabbage Tree (Moringa stenopetala) To say that Moringa stenopetala is a multi-purpose tree is to underestimate its importance. This species is not only a source of food, income and shade, but also a constituent of traditional medicinal products and—through its … Continue reading

Tropical Fruit – A Tasty Survey, Part X

We continue our survey of interesting edible tropical plants that can be grown in southern Florida. Katuk Sweetleaf (Sauropus androgynus) Surely something named Sauropus androgynus has to be a newly-discovered dinosaur species, but, in fact, it is a very tasty … Continue reading

Tropical Fruit – A Tasty Survey, Part IX

This week we continue our survey of interesting tropical fruit species that can be grown in southern Florida. Nopal Cactus (Opuntia cochenillifera) You might ask why Opuntia is included in this series. While it may be hard to envision this … Continue reading

Tropical Fruit – A Tasty Survey, Part VIII

This week we resume our survey of interesting fruit trees that can be grown in southern Florida. Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) Chinese in origin, the persimmon (Diospyros kaki) is a wonderful fruit which unfortunately has had a reputation for doing poorly … Continue reading