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.
Local canarian white fig tree.
NEW! Hard to find traditional variety of fig from the Canary Islands
This Fig cultivar is one of the most widespread on the Canary Islands. It is very productive and adaptable. Fruits have purple to dark red skin. Flesh is dark pink and very sweet. It is both eaten fresh or used for drying.
Shrub to small tree, 2-6 m tall, with elegant, glossy leaves producing edible fruits. RIpe fruits are rounded, often with a tip, acid but very flavourful. While some people truly love them, some others run away, because they are acid, almost like a lemon.
The crossberry is an interesting shrub or small tree native from Southern-Africa, with showy purple flowers in summer. Fruits are small and sweet, four-lobed (hence the common name crossberry). They ripen variably in yellow, orange or red. It is easy and adaptable, both frost- and drought-hardy.
This edible gynura is a small herbaceous shrub with some truly showy foliage, which is purple and glossy in the underleaf. It is native to SE.Asia, where it is used as a medicine and as a food. It is cooked as any spinach-like lettuce.
South African bulb with exotic paintbrush inflorescences. It thrives in mediterranean conditions, slow but steady. It is used in traditional medicine to treat chronic coughs and also has antiviral activity.
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