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  1. Growables This species has an extensive natural range, from Peru and northern Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil and northward to Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia and southern Mexico; Trinidad, the Lesser Antilles including Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Vincent; and Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. It is much...  
  2. Growables Origin The fig originated in the Old World Tropics, Asia Minor and the Mediterranean region. In the Mediterranean, the fig has been cultivated since as early as 5,000 BC. The fig tree was first introduced to the Americas in 1575 by Spanish explorers in Florida. On the West Coast, in the...  
  3. Growables The large, lustrous dark green evergreen leaves and low-branching, open canopy of Avocado makes it a wonderful shade tree but it is most often grown for the abundant production of its well-known, delicious, buttery fruits.1 Races and cultivars The avocados cultivated in the United...  
  4. Growables Not a species, but a hybrid created in Florida between cherimoya (Annona cherimola) and sugar apple (A. squamosa). One of the best Annonas, often sweeter and fruitier flavored than the cherimoya. Typically 1 to 2 lb, custard-like flesh. Grows in hot tropical areas. The first cross was...  
  5. Growables Description Perennial. Monoecious (having both the male and female reproductive organs).A rapidly growing warm season crop, katuk is a dark green leaf understory shrub. Growth slows during the colder months. Reaching up to 3.5 m in height, but is kept much lower in cultivation. It has...  
  6. Growables Origin Southern Africa (KwaZulu/Natal) Description The carissa is widely grown in Florida as an ornamental hedge. The plant is tough, can tolerate unfavorable conditions and will grow on barrier islands. The glossy, dark green foliage and beautiful white flowers provide visual appeal....  
  7. Growables Origin Southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador1 Description The canistel bears an outstanding fruit, showy, flavorful, nutritious, and useful. Yet the species is rarely seen outside tropical fruit collections. The tree is attractive and requires little maintenance. It comes...  
  8. Growables Origin Although it is said thatA. reticulatais a native of the Antilles. the presence in Guatemala and Belize of a wild variety,A. reticulatavar.primigenia, and also of a very wide variability of cultivars suggests that this zone is the species' area of origin. It has been introduced in...  
  9. Growables Origin Comparatively little is known about the origin and early distribution of the coconut palm, probably because it was so widely spread throughout the tropical areas of the world so many years ago. However, the coconut palm is believed to be native to the Malay Archipelago or the...  
  10. Growables Origin Origin of this tropical understory tree in the family of the Sterculiaceae are the Amazon Headwaters from where it moved to Central America. Cocoa cultivation began by Mayan tribes in Central America, ca. 1500 BC. Description There are two distinct types of cocoa, Criollo types...