Araza cultivation and care

Araza ( Eugenia entered into ) – a plant from the family myrtle growing in the western part of the Amazon, where the greatest genetic …

Bergamot cultivation and care

Bergamot ( Citrus х Bergamine ) is one of types of citrus fruits, belonging to the root family. Known as bergamot, bitter orange, bey pear …

Pomegranate Growing and Care Benefits

Introduction to growing pomegranate Pomegranate bushes are some of the easiest fruits to store as they tend to be immune to many pests or diseases. …

Grapefruit Growing and Care Benefits

grapefruit – an evergreen plant from the subtropics. Belongs to the genus Citrus. It grows in the USA, Mexico, the Caribbean, Argentina, China, and several …

Ackee

Ackee must be carefully harvested and prepared. Delicious and deadly, that’s ackee.  Native to Africa and a common food in the Caribbean Islands Ackee is …

Tamarind

A pair of fruiting Tamarind Trees. Photo by Green Deane I drove past a dozen Tamarind trees for a decade or so until I looked …

Jabuticaba

Jabuticaba fruit grows on the trunk and limbs of the tree. In its native Brazil the Jabuticaba is by far the most popular fruit. The …

Persimmon Provisions

Persimmons can persists after the leaves drop making them easy to spot. Persimmons: Pure Pucker Power About the only bad thing you can say about …

A Rose Apple By Any Other Name

Fruits in the Syzygium genus come in make different shapes and sizes. The apple is in the Rose family but the Rose Apple is not …

Pawpaw picking up is rare

Pawpaw can be a dwarf shrub or a small tree Pawpaw Panache Asimina triloba Finding your first pawpaw is a thrilling moment. I can remember …

Coral Bean: Humming Bird Fast Food

The Eastern Coral Bean is easy to spot this time of year. Photo by Green Deane Erythrina herbacea: Part Edible, Part Not Eastern Coral Bean …

Pyracantha Jelly and Santa’s Belly

Pyracantha coccinea berries. Photo by Green Deane Firethorn: Pyracantha Coccinea, a member of the Rose Family. I don’t think it is a coincidence that “Ho …

Firebush, Scarletbush

The ornamental Firebush in bloom. Photo by Green Deane Hamelia patens: Edible pharmaceutical The Firebush is probably one of the most commonly planted unknown edibles. …

Apples, Wild Crabapples

Wild Apple tree in October in Pownal Maine. Photo by Green Deane Malus sieversii, Hard-Core Apples Wild Apples are one of the most common over-looked …

Saw Palmetto Saga

Ripe saw palmetto berries Serenoa Repens: Weed to Wonder Drug Rotten cheese steeped in tobacco juice That’s how starving shipwrecked Quakers described the flavor of …

Bunya Pine

Raw Bunya Pine nuts taste similar to raw peanuts. Photo by Green Deane The Australian Aboriginals knew a good thing when they tasted it. So …

Basswood Tree, Linden, Lime Tree

Basswood leaves and bracts soon to be blossoming. Photo by Green Deane American Tilia: Forest Fast Food My first recollection of basswood was not on …

Sugarberries & Hackberries

Sugarberries ripen from green to burnt orange. Photo by Green deane  Sugarberries are Hackberries with a Southern Accent Sugarberries like to be near water and …

Christmasberry, Wolfberry, Goji

Our local “Goji” berry is one of many “Christmas” berries you can find this time of year. Photo by Green Deane  Christmas, Wolf, Goji, They’re …