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Desmodium Desmodium heterocarpon
Desmodium, CarponThis species of Desmodium is a nitrogen-fixing,short-lived perennial shrub. It does well in mixed legume/grass pastures and provides good quality forage.
Radish Raphanus sativus
RadishRadishes are an annual herb with cylindrical roots up to 65 cm long or round roots up to 8 cm in diameter. They are grown for their slightly spicy roots.
Canistel Pouteria campechiana
Canistel, Egg Fruit, Yellow SapoteCanistel is an evergreen tree typically growing to 8 m but can grow to 30 m. The fruit is yellow and up to 28 cm long and 7 cm wide. The tree and fruit contain a sticky latex and the fruit must be allowed to ripen fully before eating.
Finger Millet Eleusine coracana
Finger Millet, Ragi, Kurakkan, African MilletFinger millet is a short, annual grass to 1 m in height, grown for its small grains that are usually ground into flour for porridge. More drought tolerant than maize or sorghum, finger millet is also higher in protein, fat and minerals than those crops.
Wax Gourd Benincasa hispida
Wax Gourd, Winter Gourd, White Gourd, Tallow Gourd, Chinese Wintermelon, Chinese Preserving Melon, Petha, KondolWax gourds are vining plants that produce large, round wax-covered fruits. Originally from Southeast Asia, the species is grown in many lowland tropical environments up to 1,300 m in elevation. The long vines may be trained along trellises or up buildings where they produce fruit. Fruits are...
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...
Purple Passionfruit Passiflora edulis var. edulis
Purple Passionfruit, Purple GranadillaPurple Passionfruit is native to South America from southern Brazil southward to northern Argentina. It has been well established commercially in Brazil and is now grown in many areas of the subtropics or in the mid-elevation tropics worldwide. A related form, the more tropical Yellow...
Forage Peanut Arachis pintoi
Forage PeanutForage Peanut is a prostate, nitrogen-fixing, perennial plant, used mostly as a cover crop for erosion, weed, and fire control. It is favored for these purposes in tree plantations, as it will tolerate some shade. It also makes for good cattle and poultry grazing if a 30-day rest period is...
Gumbo Limbo Bursera simaruba
Gumbo Limbo, Gomie', Turpentine Tree, Tourist Tree, Gumtree, Gum Elm, West Indian BirchGumbo Limbo is a very hardy, fast growing tree native to the West Indies and Central America. At maturity it reaches 30 m (100 ft). It is tolerant to long periods of drought and is easily propagated.
Prairie Acacia Acacia angustissima
Prairie Acacia, AcaciaAcacia angustissima grows as a thornless shrub or small tree to an average of 2-7 meters tall with a single short trunk. It is a legume, capable of fixing nitrogen in nodules on its roots if the appropriate strain of Rhizobium bacteria is present in the soil. It is often found in tropical...
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