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Smooth Luffa Luffa cylindrica
Smooth Luffa, Sponge Gourd, Dishcloth Gourd, Vine OkraLuffas are vining annual plants that produce fruits for food and the luffa sponge. The fruits of Smooth Luffa are preferred for luffa sponges. Angled luffa, C. acutangula, is the preferred species for edible fruit.
Cape Gooseberry Physalis peruviana
Peruvian groundcherryCape gooseberry is a Solanaceous plant related to tomatillo and chinese lantern. The plant is perennial in the tropics and grown as an annual in temperate climates Unripe fruits are green and develop a golden-orange hue when ready for consumption. When ripe, gooseberries should fall upon shaking...
Java Fig Ficus lacor
Angled Luffa Luffa acutangula
Angled Luffa, Ridged Loofah, Chinese OkraLuffas are vining annual plants that produce fruits for food and the luffa sponge. The young fruits of Angled Luffa are edible raw or cooked. Although two species produce a fibrous skeleton in the mature fruit, Smooth Luffa (Luffa cylindrica) is the preferred species for the luffa sponge. This...
Fig Ficus carica
Red Shoot Fig Ficus virens Ait. var. sublanceolta (Miq.) Corn.
Red Shoot Fig
Tomatillo Physalis ixocarpa
Tomatillo, Jam Berry, Mexican Husk TomatoA semi-woody annual related to tomatoes that can attain heights of 1.2-1.5m. Staking plants early on and throughout the life of the crop will help plants bear the weight of the fruit and the fruit will be easier to harvest. Harvest when fruit fills out the husk and husk splits at bottom of fruit....