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Edible Yummy Plants

Coconut Tree

1) Plant History & General Information: Location on Property: Garden U, Scientific & Other Names: Cocos nucifera Region of Origin: Many authorities suggest an Indo-Pacific origin either around Melanesia or the Indian Ocean, while others see the origin in northwestern South America. The oldest fossils known of the modern coconut dating from the Eocene period from around 37 to[…]

Clove Tree

1) General Information: Location on property: Garden C, Jungle Cottage Scientific Name: Syzygium aromaticum Region of Origin: Indonesia Type: Edible General History: The clove tree is an evergreen tree that grows up to 8–12 m tall, with large leaves and sanguine flowers grouped in terminal clusters. The flower buds initially have a pale hue. It gradually turns[…]

Citrus Trees

1) Citrus General Information: Location on property: Garden S, Garden T, Lono Hale, Hideaway Camp Scientific Name: Citrus spp. Region of Origin: Citrus is believed to have originated in the part of Southeast Asia bordered by Northeastern India, Myanmar (Burma) and the Yunnan province of China Type: Edible General History: The first recording of citrus fruit in European[…]

Cassava

1) General Information:   Location on property: Garden M, Ohia Camper, Below Kahuna Cabin Scientific Name: Manihot esculenta (Also known as yuca, mogo, manioc, mandioca, kamoting kahoy, tapioca plant) Region of Origin: Native to South America Type: Edible General History: Cassava is a shrubby, tropical, perennial plant that is not well known in the temperate zone. For most[…]

Breadfruit Tree

1) General Information on Breadfruit: Location on Property: Garden Q, Garden Z, Hideaway Camp Scientific Name: Artocarpus altilis Region of Origin: Native to the Malay Peninsula and western Pacific islands. Type: Edible General History:  Breadfruit has been an important staple crop in Oceania for more than 3,000 years. It is believed to have originated in New Guinea[…]

Camel’s Foot Tree

1) Plant History & General Information   ) Location on Property: Garden A, Entry to Garden B, Jungle Cottage Description: Bark grey, cracked. Leaves with two lobes, similar to a cow’s foot. Flowers purple with the distinct dorsal petal. Fruit a flat pod. Scientific Name: Phanera variegata, commonly known as mountain ebony, orchid-tree, poor-man’s orchid, camel’s[…]

Basil (aka. Sweet Basil)

1) Basil General Information: 2) Plant Uses: Location on Property: Herb Spiral, Bamboo Hut, Eco-Community Amenities Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum Region of Origin: India and other tropical regions of Asia (some sources also include Africa). The Crusaders brought basil leaves to England, having been common in the eastern Mediterranean. Type: Edible General History: Basil is originally native[…]

Bananas in Hawaii

1) Banana Plant General Information:   Location on Property: Gardens: H, I, P, S, W, Z, Jungle Cottage, Bamboo Hut, Ohia Camper, Aloha Bus, Rollinia House, Scientific Name: Musa acuminata Region of Origin: Edible bananas originated in the Indo-Malaysian region reaching to northern Australia. Type: Useful General History: The early Spanish explorers introduced banana plants into America from Spain as a hardcore, large cooking banana,[…]

Avocados in Hawaii

1) Avocado Plant General Information: Location on property: Gardens: A, B, G, H, P, U,  Scientific Name: Persea americana Region of Origin: Central America – The avocado probably originated in southern Mexico but was cultivated from the Rio Grande to central Peru before the arrival of Europeans. Type: Very Edible! General History: An avocado is a fruit and not a[…]