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.
Coffea canephora was formerly named Coffea robusta and this is still the popular name used in the world coffee markets. It is a shrub 2-4 m tall and it needs some shade to thrive, and it is actually adaptable as a house plant.
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.
This taro shows an unusual leaf shape, as the sides of each blade are curled upwards. It is quite productive; its corms have a reddish skin and harvest time is 8-12 months. The correct spelling of this cultivar in Hawaiian is " Pi’i ali’i " and it is often named "Royal Taro", because Ali'i were the chiefs.
The “rojo brillante” is the most popular Spanish cultivar of astringent persimmon. These trees show short stature with large sized fruits. The skin is orange-red and the flesh is intense yellow-orange. No seeds!
Grafted tree. Spanish cultivar with very large, smooth, juicy fruits of "Japanese loquat", with a pale colour. The perfect fruit tree for the home garden, with sweet and acid fruits and very ornamental foliage. Fully hardy to about -7 C but also survives to about -17 C.
This is one of the most ornamental Ficus species. Leaves are huge, rounded, ribbed and velvety., They are bright red when they are new. As an adult, it is a large shrub to small tree, some 2-12 m tall. Figs are edible too and they are truly beautiful, because they grow directly on the trunk with a velvety shine.
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