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Edible Yummy Plants

Rambutan

1) Plant History & General Information: Location on Property:  Garden Z Scientific Name:  Nephelium lappaceum Region of Origin:   Southeast Asia, Malay-Indonesian region General History:  The rambutan is a tropical fruit tree that is closely related to some of our other fruit trees including Longan and Lychee.  The structure internally[…]

Mountain Apple

1) Plant History & General Information: Location on Property:  Garden K, V, Z Scientific Name:  Syzygium malaccense Region of Origin:  Malaysia General History:  Mountain apple is a beautiful fruit tree that grows in many farms and gardens in Hawaii, particularly on the rainy east side of the Big Island. It[…]

Longan

1) Plant History & General Information:  Location on Property: Garden P Scientific Name:  Dimocarpus longan Region of Origin:  Southern Asia Type:  Edible General History:   Longan is a tropical tree that produces edible fruit and is one of the better-known members of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae), to which the lychee[…]

Surinam Cherry

1) Plant History & General Information:  Location on Property:  Garden D, K Scientific Name:  Eugenia uniflora Region of Origin:  The surinam cherry is native to tropical South America’s east coast, ranging from Suriname, French Guiana to southern Brazil, as well as parts of Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay. Type:  Edible General[…]

Lychee

1) Plant History & General Information:  Location on Property: Garden Z Scientific Name:  Litchi chinensis subsp. chinensis Region of Origin:  Native to the Guangdong and Fujian provinces of China. Type:  Edible General History:  Lychee is the sole member of the genus Litchi in the soapberry family, Sapindaceae.  Litchi chinensis is[…]

Soursop

1) General Information: Location on Property: Garden I Scientific Name: Annona muricata Region of Origin:  Unknown Type:  Edible General History:  Annona muricata (common Spanish name: guanábana) is a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree.  It is native to the tropical regions of the Americas and is widely propagated.  It is in the same[…]

Brazilian Plum

Plant History & General Information: Commonly known as Imbu, Umbu, or Brazilian Plum. The round fruit is light yellow to red in color, around 2–4 cm in size, and has a leathery shell. The flesh is soft and juicy, with a sweet taste and distinct aroma.  The fruit comes from[…]

Sugar Cane

Name of Plant: Sugar Cane Type of Plant: Edible   1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific Name: Saccharum officinarum b) Region of Origin: Southeast Asia c) General History: Early farmers in Southeast Asia, and elsewhere, may have also boiled the cane juice down to a viscous mass to facilitate transportation. But the earliest[…]

Guinea Peanut

Guinea Peanut Scientific name: Pachira glabra Origin: native to Brazil, grown throughout the tropics. Location on property: Between cozy Nook and Ulu Hideaway, across from Garden R.   As food: the seeds of the plant are what is edible. Simply, wait for the pod to fall of the tree and[…]

Taro in Hawaii

1) Plant History & General Information: Location on Property: Garden D, Garden F, Garden I, Garden Z and all around the property   ! Scientific Name: Colocasia esculenta; Kalo Region of Origin: Taro was probably first native to the lowland wetlands of Malaysia (taloes). Estimates are that taro was in cultivation in wet tropical India before 5000[…]