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Tropical/Indian Lettuce Lactuca indica
Tropical, Indian LettuceTropical lettuce is a fast-growing, self-seeding, upright, semi-perennial that will reach 2m in height and is very productive. Young leaves can be eaten raw, but can be bitter. Older leaves are usually steamed or boiled and served with vinegar. Tropical lettuce tolerates a variety of climates,...
Kale Brassica oleracea var. viridis
Kale, Abashaw Goman, Borecole, Cole, Leaf CabbageKale is a cruciferous crop (cabbage family) grown for the leaves. Kale will withstand more heat than other Brassicas and is also tolerant of light frost, which can actually improve flavor. There are many varieties of leaf shape, color and height from a low mat of curled shoots to 2 m high. The...
Garland Chrysanthemum Glebionis coronaria
Edible chrysanthemum, Crown Daisy, Tangho, Chop Suey Green, Japanese Green, Tango, Saruni Walanda, Tang'oo, Phaktang O, PhakkhikhwaiGarland chrysanthemum is a leafy, annual herb that reaches a height of 90-120 cm by flowering time. The leaves add flavor to stir-fries, soups and salads and have a pleasing spicy, sweet, aromatic taste.
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Jute Corchorus olitorius
Jute, Bush Okra, Tussa Jute, Jew's MallowJute is an erect annual crop used primarily for fiber; however the leaves and shoot tips can be eaten and contain high levels of protein and vitamin C. Jute can be planted at the beginning of the rainy season and will withstand hot, humid months. It can also tolerate some drought conditions and...
Winged Bean Psophocarpus tetragonolobus
Winged Bean, Asparagus Pea, Goa Bean, Four Angled Bean, Manila Bean, Kok Tau, Haricot DragonThe Winged Bean is a climbing, nitrogen-fixing, short-lived perennial vine, usually grown as an annual. The pods, beans, leaves, tubers, and flowers of this plant are all edible. It thrives in hot, humid areas where other beans are more likely to succumb to plant diseases.
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...
Chaya Cnidoscolus acontifolius
Chaya, Spinach Tree, Arbre à épinard, Mayan SpinachChaya is a fast-growing, drought-tolerant, perennial shrub, typically reaching 3 m in height. As one of its common names (spinach tree) implies, it is grown for its dark-green leaves, which it produces in abundance. Chaya's young leaves and thick succulent stems make a tasty, nutritious,...
Moringa Moringa oleifera
Moringa, Drumstick tree, Ben Tree, Benzolive, Horseradish Tree, Malunggay, Ben Oléifère, Ben Ailé, Drumstick TreeMoringa is a very popular tropical fast growing tree up to 15 m in height. The young pods can be eaten and the leaves are an excellent source of calcium, vitamins, minerals and protein. The tree has a loose crown and can also be used for a hedge, living fence or windbreak. It coppices well to...
Kohlrabi Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes
Kohlrabi, German Turnip, Stem Turnip, Cabbage TurnipKohlrabi is a short (45cm), biennial cruciferous crop (cabbage family) that is cultivated as an annual vegetable. The stems of each plant swell at the base to form a 5 - 10 cm in diameter edible, starchy globe. The broad edible leavesspiral in whorls around the globe-like swollen stem and are...
Cauliflower Brassica oleracea var. botrytis
Cauliflower, Chou FleurCauliflower is a cruciferous crop (cabbage family) grown for its compact white immature flower head. Cauliflower is generally suited to temperate climates or higher altitudes in the tropics, preferring cool, moist soil and air. The heads are cut and eaten while the buds are still closed. In order...