Fruit, Herbs & Medicinal plants are focused on getting a better health. In this section, each type of plant produce healthy effects, both fruit trees (Feijoa, Pineapple, Fina de Jete...) and plants for health, such as Graviola, Aloe vera, Callisia fragrans...
In the normal metabolism of all living beings, the organism produces some substances from nutrients latent in the environment; some of these chemicals are part of the process in all (or almost) sort of species. Normally, the useful compounds are concentrated in some of its parts: leaves, seeds, flowers...
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The Canary Islands are a paradise for exotic fruits and we offer the largest selection in Europe of tropical fruit trees. Canarius ships many cultivars of mango, papaya, lychee and sugar cane; and also the more uncommon species such as carambola, longan, noni and the real cacao tree. Only the best varieties are propagated and grafted onto stronger rootstocks. Tropical fruit trees do better in warm areas but many will also thrive in mediterranean climates, where mango, avocado and lychee can survive light frosts and fruit regularly.
In this section we gathered those plants that are said to have a positive effect on health. These species belong to different plant families and different areas of the world. The diversity of human culture has learnt to live with the diversity of plants and some species became therapeutical or medicinal. Some, like Aloe vera grow in sunny and dry conditions and can live in a small pot. Some others will become large trees and need space and time to grow. Remember to be careful, not all these plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten or applied to the skin.
Pisang Awak (= Namwah, Ducasse) is a favourite dessert cultivar from SE Asia, now grown worldwide. Its main features are (1) plant hardiness to drought, wind, cold and diseases (2) spectacular flavour with creamy texture. Few drawbacks are known. This is the dwarf clone known as Namwah Kohm.
Pisang Famille is a fine virus-free clone of the well-known Mysore Banana. Young leaves typically have a copper-pink colour underneath, they are thick and almost waxy. Bananas are small,thin-skinned, excellent. It is one of the most popular bananas in India and the shelf life is very long.
Pisang Mas bananas from South East Asia are considered by many the best in the world. They are small and very sweet, and rich yellow inside. It melts in the mouth as you taste it. It is quite different from many bananas since it belongs to the uncommon AA type. Synonyms are: Kluai Khai (Thailand), Bocadillo (Colombia), Lady Finger, Sucrier, etc.
Dwarf banana with small sweet fruits, similar to the "apple banana". It is native to the cool Punjabi Himalayas, and it easier and faster than most other types of bananas. It can grow from pup to fruit in much less than one year, so it does well in non-tropical countries with a short growing season.
Stable variegated clone of the ever popular 'Dwarf Nam Wah', also known as 'Dwarf Pisang Awak'- Stripes occur in different width and tones. It is not a real dwarf. but a a semi-dwarf banana, with more-than-excellent fruits which are very popular in SE Asia and Australia.
This is a selection of the common, commercial Cavendish banana. It appeared in Tenerife in the banana fields of the Brier family. Now it is a widespread commercial crop in the Canary Islands. Very productive. Plants achieve 2,5-3 m (8-9 ft).
They look like black grapes but they grow straight on the trunk, in a very unusual way! Aall branches are coated with purple-black fruits. This is one of the healthiest of all fruits, and grows in Warm Mediterranean to Cool Tropical climates.
Columnar Greek is a perennial cultivar of basil which grows erect as a column, up to 1 m tall. It has a standard basil flavour, with a slight cinnamon overtone in taste, making it excellent for many Italian, Greek and Asian dishes. It is also very interesting, because it can barely flower. It seldom flowers and only a few branches will bloom, with...
Holy basil is widespread in India and countries of SE Asia. It is a small leaved perennial shrublet, with a basil-mint flavour, used in as a herb in asian cuisine and also medicinally as an "adaptogen". It is said that eating one leaf a day helps for a healthier life.
This is a Canarian variety of the famous prickly pear or tuna fruit, with yellow-green fruits. It is a shrub-cactus from Mexico that produces delicious fruits and it is hardy to about -6 C (21 F). Hardiness is substantially increased as long as full sun and drainage are provided.
LARGE, 80-100 cm tall - Tree with edible chestnut-like fruits, native to Tropical America in swampy areas. The swollen trunk helps it to resist seasonal droughts. It can be kept low and grown as a houseplant, just as its relative Pachira glabra, which is often sold with a braided trunk.
We are specialists in exotic tropical fruit trees, but we also grow and offer some fruit trees which are not tropical at all and can take frost. For example: Almonds tree, Persimmons and also some Canarian cultivars of Fig Trees are perfectly suited for Mediterranean to Temperate climates.
There is a great variety of fruit trees depending on the weather where they grow or the sort of fruit that they produce. Subtropical fruit trees are the most exotic (raise in cold areas). On Canarius.com, we count on some examples of subtropical fruit trees as well-known banana Orinoco or Topocho, Spanish variety of Japanese or Chinese plum, Custard...
In general, fruit trees produce fruit as foodstuff for people. Some of them produce fruits considered “superfood”, singular pieces that are especially beneficial for health, they have more vitamins and useful compounds. Superfood is a recent term used to name any food which is very rich in nutrients for health.
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