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Anacardium exelsum, Wild Cashew

Anacardium exelsum

Wild Cashew
Family: Anacardiaceae
Origin: Central America
Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunRegular waterEdiblePoisonous or toxic

Roasted nuts are free from the poison and as tasty as their relatives, cashew nuts.




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Anacardium giganteum, Caja Acu, Caja Asu

Anacardium giganteum

Caja Acu, Caja Asu
Family: Anacardiaceae
Origin: South America
Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdibleUltra tropical, minimal temperature 55F

Similar to the Anacardium occidentale, the Anacardium giganteum is a juicy, false fruit with a slight strawberry flavor. Nuts can be roasted and reportedly taste like cashew nuts.



Anacardium giganteum, Caja Acu, Caja Asu


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Anacardium occidentale, Cashew Nut, Cashew Apple, Caju

Anacardium occidentale

Cashew Nut, Cashew Apple, Caju
Family: Anacardiaceae
Origin: Brazil
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterIrritatingEdibleSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The actual fruit is the nut, the apple is a swollen stem. Cashew apple is eaten fresh or stewed. Has a sweet-astringent taste. Nut itself is caustic until roasted. Must be roasted outdoors because fumes are irritating. Very fast growing under favorable conditions, it may fruit in container, within 2 years from seed. Tolerates very poor soil and drought, as well as salty wind.





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Cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale)

Cashew nut, Cashew Apple. Small size tree that will produce fruit within 1-2 years; will successfully fruit in container. The actual fruit is the nut, the apple is a swollen stem. Cashew apple is eaten fresh or stewed. It has a sweet-astringent taste. Nut itself is caustic until roasted. Must be roasted outdoors because fumes are irritating. Very fast growing under favorable conditions, it may fruit in container, within 2 years from seed. Tolerates very poor soil and drought, as well as salty wind.
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Ananas sp., Pineapple, Pina
Var. Ivory Coast (variegated)

Ananas sp.

Pineapple, Pina
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Origin: Brazil and Paraguay
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageEdibleThorny or spinySubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

King of fruits! One of the most delicious fruits in the world, especially when picked and eaten fresh. Pineapples are a tropical fruit that is rich in vitamins and dietary fiber, with the ability to boost the immune system. Popular varieties of pineapples include Royal Hawaiian, Victoria Gourmet, Hawaiian Gold, Sugar Loaf, and Miniature Dwarf. There are also ornamental varieties, such as the variegated pineapple "Ivory Coast," that are valued for their exotic tropical look and require very little care.

Pineapples are short, stiff herbaceous plants that are closely related to bromeliads. They have long, thin leaves with spiny tips and prickly edges, and a violet or reddish flower on a dense head, which appears from January to March in Florida. The fruit is compound, fleshy, and usually yellow to orange when ripe, with a rough outer skin.

Pineapples are not very susceptible to diseases, but they can suffer from root rot, mealy bugs, and spider mites. To prevent these issues, it is important to keep the area clean and free of any infestations. In cold regions, it is necessary to bring the pineapple container inside and keep it in a cool place during the winter. If temperatures drop below freezing for an extended period, it is necessary to cover the container with a thick layer of mulch to protect the plant.

Pineapples can be grown and harvested in pots, but it is important to be careful with watering and only use acidic soil. Like any bromeliad, pineapples need very little water and the soil should be allowed to dry between waterings. The heaviest fruiting season for pineapples is summer, from May to September, although some varieties have a staggered fruiting season throughout the year.





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Pineapple fruit plant Elite Gold, Ananas comosus

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Pineapple fruit plant Florida Special, Ananas comosus

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Pineapple fruit plant Lava Burst (Burgundy Variegated Rainbow), Ananas comosus

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Pineapple fruit plant Sugar Loaf, Ananas comosus

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Pineapple fruit plant White Jade (Spineless Sweet), Ananas comosus

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Annona cherimola, Cherimoya, Chirimoya, Custard Apple

Annona cherimola

Cherimoya, Chirimoya, Custard Apple
Family: Annonaceae
Origin: Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterEdible

Fruit has green, scaly exterior with numerous "eyes". Inside is white, juicy flesh surrounding the inedible black seeds. It is a very nutritious fruit containing significant amount of carbohydrates, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. The antioxidants and phytonutrients present in cherimoya aid in the prevention of oxidative stress-induced diseases such as cancer, heart diseases, and aging.

Grown in USDA Zone 9-11, Annona cherimola (Cherimoya) is a small tree, reaching 10-20 ft in height and width. It is native to Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia, but is commercially grown in Australia, South America, Asia, Spain, Italy, and California. This fruit tree prefers much sun, though it can tolerate some semi-shade. It requires regular water and moderate fertilizer to thrive.

The cherimoya fruit is said to be one of the best-tasting fruits in the world, with a creamy pulp and sweet fruity flavor. The pulp is eaten fresh, out of hand, and the seeds are toxic, with the potential to work as an insecticide when crushed. On the tree, the cherimoya fruit is large, ranging from 4-8 inches in length, sometimes weighing more than 5 pounds. Additionally, the antioxidants and phytonutrients present in the cherimoya fruit are known to aid the prevention of oxidative stress-induced diseases.

Cherimoyas prefer a warm environment, with summer temperatures of 65-80F and winter temperatures of 40-65F. They also require hand pollination due to their inability to be fertilized by their own pollen. When grown outside of its native region, trees must be babied in cold months and kept away from frost. Within 3-4 years they will begin to bear fruit, blooming with clusters of small flowers in late winter to early summer, and ripening their fruit from October to May. Fruits are ready for harvest when their skin slightly yellow or pale green, or when it gives a bit when touched.





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Annona cherimola - Cherimoya El Bumpo

El Bumpo gets its name because the large fruit with very few seeds has large lumps. The fruit has a wonderful

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