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Tomatillo Physalis ixocarpa
Tomatillo, Jam Berry, Mexican Husk TomatoTomatillo is a close relative of the tomato and is grown and used like tomatoes. The flowers are yellow and the ~2.5cm diameter fruit develops in a green-purple bladder like calyx resembling a Chinese lantern. The ripe fruit can be green, yellow or purple depending on the variety and can be eaten...
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,...
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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.
High Carotene Carrot Daucus carota var. sativus ‘ Beta III’
High Carotene Carrot, Beta IiiWild carrots (Daucus carota) are native in Western Europe, the Near East, and the Mediterranean region. Wild carrots now are widely distributed in temperate Europe, Asia, and in parts of Africa, Australia, and the Americas. It has become a common weed species in croplands in many portions of its...
Evenia Aeschynomene evenia (Aeschynomene indica L.?)
Evenia, White Ball Acacia, Fern Leaf AcaciaAeschynomene evenia is a short-lived perennial. Evenia fares well in areas that have an abundance of rain as it tolerates waterlogging and maintains its nutritive content when other grasses are declining. Seeded in very early spring in tropical pasture land, it will be well established in 2-3...
Toon Tree Toona ciliata
Toon Tree, Australian Red Cedar, Burma Cedar, Indian Mahogany, Lud, Toona TreeThe first recorded Toon Trees were found in Zimbabwe in 1903 and now can be found in other African countries and Australia. The Toon Tree is a large deciduous tree, reaching 20 m - 30 m (70 ft-100 ft) high and 1.8 m - 3 m (6 ft-10 ft) in girth with a large spreading crown and shallow roots. The...
African Moringa Tree Moringa stenopetala
African Moringa Tree, Cabbage Tree, Malung Gay, Shefferew, Moringa éthiopien, Malung Gay, Murunga Kai, SohnjaAfrican Moringa is a fast growing tree up to 15 m in height. It grows at higher and drier locations than M. oleifera. In comparison to M. oleifera, M. stenopetala has larger leaves with a milder taste when eaten raw, provides more shade, has a stockier and more bushy growth habit, can be more...
Fever Tree Acacia xanthophloea
Fever tree, African Thorn Acacia, Sulphur Bark, Mukonge, Arbre à FièvreAcacia xanthophloea is a tall, fast-growing tree up to 25 m. This tree has greenish-yellow bark; the branches have white, straight spines that are 6 cm long.The main uses are for for timber, polewood, firewood, erosion control, and as a landscape tree. The name fever tree comes from the mistaken...
Edible Australian Acacias Acacia colei, A. elecantha, A. torulosa, A. tumida
Acacia, Edible AustralianMost Edible Acacia seed species are from northern semi-arid regions of Australia and range from medium-sized trees to large, multi-stemmed bushes. Several Edible Acacia species have been successfully introduced into African semi-arid regions like Niger and Senegal. Acacia colei is a drought...
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Crimson Clover Trifolium incarnatum
Crimson Clover, Scarlet Clover, Italian CloverCrimson clover is a temperate, annual, nitrogen-fixing plant that can grow to 1 m in height. This clover is grown for seed, hay, silage, pasture for most livestock, and soil improvement. It is widely grown as a winter crop to be tilled under in the spring.