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.
This is one more wild species of mango with a wild flavour. It has wider leaves than a typical mango tree and the fruits are egg-shaped, green-yellow outside and orange inside. They are juicy and sweet with the typical resinous scent that the whole tree produces. Mangifera odorata is not a fruit for freaks as it is widely marketed and appreciated in the...
This South American shrub is cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions of the world, for its edible starchy tuberous root, a major source of carbohydrates with a tasty flavour. Leaves are very ornamental! We offer a pack of three thick cuttings, just the right size for rooting easily.
Fast growing tropical shrub of the coffee family with large ornamental leaves and unusual bumpy white fruits called "noni", reputedly good for health. Potted plants can be pruned back in winter and will fruit in late summer.
This is the famous variegated noni, found in the Fiji. This botanical variety makes an outstanding shrub with snow-white splashed foliage. Each new pair of leaves is a new surprise. Fruits are smaller and rounder than those of the usual noni, variety citrifolia.
Baobab-like bottle tree from SW Madagascar with an unmistakeable white waxy stem. It is easy to grow, even in pots, but it will never become a really huge tree until it is planted in the ground. We offer plants like the ones in the pictures, about 3-4 cm in stem diameter. It is used in medicines and cosmetics.
This is a much shorter clone of the famous banana named Orinoco, Topocho or Bluggoe. Tolerant of wind, drought and cold. Fruits are very different from the common bananas from the supermarket, triangular or square in section - they can be eaten cooked or raw!
Spectacular, red-skinned banana. Plants are stout and leaves have purple leafstalks. Fruits are dark purple during ripening and then turn red with some yellow as they ripen. The flesh is pinkish and MUCH richer in vitamin
Distinct hardy edible banana from mountain regions of NE India, known from at least Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Its Thai name means Elephant's toe Banana. It is very uncommon in cultivation and possibly one of the hardiest to drought and cold. White wax coats much of the pseudo-stem.
Apple bananas are among the best of all bananas. Small fruits of excellent quality, very sweet and truly reminiscent of an apple. It is called Manzano in Cuba and Latundan in the Philippines. It achieves a variable size of 3,5-6 m (10-18 ft) according to local conditions.
Nakitengwa is one of the " East African Highland Bananas ", distinguishable by the numerous glossy black blotches on the pseudostem. Within this grouop, it is a "Beer Banana", and its fruits are traditionally (and now industrially) used for making banana beer.
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.
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