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.
Certified glass jar, net weight: 385 g. Very dark honey, almost black. It is different, very tasty, with a hint of caramel and "ripe fruits", pleasantly salty. Bees are important to pollinate avocado groves, but the trees make little nectar, so bees produce just a little amount of this tasty, expensive honey. Different rare endemic flowers contribute to...
Incredibly useful tree. Its leaves are both an insecticide and a healthy vegetable, widely eaten in Asia and used for health. It is very important for ecological agricolture. Leaves and most of its parts are used for different purposes
All purpose spinach, but also an ornamental groundcover or climber for shady, wet places. Basella alba grows fast in hot, humid and lightly shaded conditions. Leaves can be picked continuosly and are often eaten lightly cooked, as a spinach.
Evergreen shrub or small tree, with glossy ornamental foliage and wide pink flowers. Its fruits are the source of a popular food colouring and flavouring, but also used for body painting and lipstick. It can grow in large pots.
"Red Maradol" is a Cuban dwarf selection with orange-red flesh. It is an early producing papaya, able to bear fruits in five to eight months, at low height. The tree itself is a bit "dwarf". Leaves are smaller and more divided than usual.
Ornamental and useful tree from Australia, New Caledonia and Vanuatu. It typically bears yellow and red flowers at the same time. Chestnuts are edible and good too, but they have to be leached and cooked before eating.
The beautiful sea-grape is native the Caribbean beaches. Fruits are tasty and reminiscent of grape. Is a beautiful shrub or tree, with large and thick round leaves. It is a shrub or small tree and can fruit in large pots or can be trained as a bonsai.
Taro is the edible corm of a spectacular plant that can be grown in damp soil or in the water. It has huge exotic foliage. This variety named Ñame Blanco is traditionally grown in the Canary Islands.
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