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.
Grafted tree. Black-skinned Avocado of excellent quality. Avocado is a subtropical tree native to Central and South America, which name is derived from the Aztec word ahuacatl. The fruit rips after picked and has a delicate buttery and nutty flavour.
Grafted tree. Canistel or Yellow Sapote is a sweet tasting large fruit, from an evergreen tropical tree native to Central America, cultivated and selected by pre-Columbian civilizations. The fruit of this cultivar is large and rounded.
Grafted Tree. La Molina 4 is an excellent variety selected in Peru, with large, fleshy fruits. Lucumo, or Egg-Fruit, is a tree from the cool Andean valleys, at 1000-2400 m. It fruits outdoors with no protections in the southern, coastal Mediterranean.
Tall Grafted tree in 13x27 cm pot. Red Mamey is a tropical fruit tree native to Central America. Incredibly sweet and attractive. This variety Pantin is the best Cuban selection, with larger, excellent fruits.
Widespread Spanish cultivar of Almond, with superior frost-resistance. It was selected in a cold area by Zaragoza by the priest who wanted to find an almond tree able to grow well in the area. Desmayo means Fainting and this is because the branches of the tree are exceptionally weeping, a bit like a willow. This doubtlessly helped the tree to resist frost.
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