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Cushaw Pumpkin Cucurbita argyrosperma
Cushaw PumpkinCushaw pumpkins are a herbaceous, vining, winter squash grown for the edible flesh and seeds. Flowers and tender shoots are also edible. The seeds are high in oil and protein and can be eaten roasted or ground up for an ingredient in sauces. The flesh is eaten as a vegetable and can be used in...
Cranberry Hibiscus Hibiscus acetosella
Cranberry Hibiscus, False RoselleCranberry hibiscus is a medium sized, semi-perennial bush that produces edible purple-red leaves. The tangy, deep maroon leaves can be eaten raw or cooked and the flowers blended in teas or lemonade.
Roselle Hibiscus sabdariffa
Roselle, BissapRoselle is an annual plant with a tangy-flavored calyx used in drinks, sauces, or eaten fresh. The calyx is the fleshy structure left after the flower has faded. The leaves are edible and eaten raw or cooked. Fresh leaves contain 2-3% protein and traces of calcium, phosphorus, and iron. Roselle...
Hot Bush Pepper Capsicum frutescens
Tobasco Pepper, Bird PepperCapsicum frutescens peppers are much more pungent than the C. annuum species and produce fruits that are erect and usually appear just above the foliage. Peppers include tabasco, bird peppers, and other chili peppers. Varieties of this species have also been selected for their ornamental...
Tahitian Butternut Cucurbita moschata
Butternut, Tahitian ButternutThis winter squash has been cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas of the Americas since Pre-Colombian times. Evidence of its use has been found in archeological diggings. It is a very old variety not often available through seed companies.
Kenaf Hibiscus cannabinus
KenafKenaf is an upright, herbaceous, annual plant that can reach 5 m in height. It is used for fodder, fiber, and the young leaves as a vegetable.
Buffalo Gourd Cucurbita foetidissima
Buffalo GourdThe buffalo gourd is native to Southwestern North America
Chinese Hibiscus Hibiscus rosa-sinsensis
Seminole Pumpkin Cucurbita moschata
Seminole PumpkinSeminole pumpkins are a landrace of Cucurbita moschata that developed in Florida. Naturalists record the conspicuous presence of Seminole Pumpkin fruits hanging from tree limbs during their travels to Florida already in the 18th century. Seminole pumpkins are very well adapted to hot, humid...
Habanero Pepper Capsicum chinense
Habanero Pepper, Bonnet Pepper, Datil Pepper, Squash PepperCapsicum chinense or bonnet peppers are typically very hot including the hottest peppers in the world according to the Scoville scale. These include the habanero, ghost peppers, and bonnet peppers. ECHO also has a unique “Sweet” Habanero that produces peppers that are not hot, although...