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All Spice tree
The spice or condiment, allspice, is made from the dried, unripe fruit of the allspice or pimento tree. This is a small tree that grows to 40 ft (12.2 m) tall, with large 4-8 in ( cm) long leaves. These are leathery, evergreen, opposite, oblong, aromatic and quite attractive. The whitish gray bark peels in thin sheets. The white flowers are about a 0.25 in (0.6 cm) across and borne in many flowered pyramidal cymes originating from the leaf axils. The fruit is a brown berrylike drupe, about a 0.25 in (0.6 cm) long. The leaves and fruit smell like a combination of cloves, black pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon, hence the common name.
Allspice is native to the West Indies, southern Mexico and Central America. It was "discovered" in Mexico by 16th century Spanish explorers who called it "pimienta", confusing it with black pepper. (Those traveling Spaniards were so intent on finding a new source of black pepper, that they also confused the New World chilis with that precious East Indian spice.) Nowadays allspice is grown commercially in Mexico, Honduras, Trinidad, Cuba, and especially in Jamaica, which practically has a monopoly. It is the only spice whose commercial production is entirely confined to the New World. We sell these trees in seven gallon containers for $35.00 each they are form five to six feet tall. Healthy ready to plant! This tree will add beauty and interest to your tropical garden. For more information you can call 954-559-6193 or 313-783-3080
Bay Laurel, also known as Sweet Bay is a culinary herb plant that makes a great addition to the kitchen garden and can easily be grown on a patio or deck.
Bay plants are very attractive with their waxy-looking olive green leaves, branches that can be trained to suit your taste, and flavorful leaves that will serve a valuable function as a versatile kitchen spice.
For more information call 954-559-6193 or 313-478-3080
Cassia Surattensis (Scrambled Egg
A fast-growing, small evergreen tree. Produces showy yellow flowers in the fall and winter. A gorgeous showy small tree. Excellent for use in parkways.
SIZE: Small (typically about 15 feet)
LOCATION: Can be planted adjacent to power lines and should be planted 10-15 feet from the house. Light shade to full sun. For more information call 954-559-6193 or 313478-3080
BAOBAB TREES Kigelina Pinnata
This unbelievable tree form Africa, is one tree people want to visit just to see and appreciate one of natures wonders!
Called the tree of life, lives for thousands of years. A fast grower showing girth in about two years. This remarkable tree can be yours. They also make incredible
Bonsai trees. For information call 954-559-6193 or 313-478-3080
RARE BANANA TREES
BANANA Musa - Cavendish dwarf banana
This banana grows to 6' and produces edible bananas similar to those in your supermarket. Its boat shaped leaves are 4' wide and 6' long
BANANA Musa - Goldfinger banana
Excellent, sweet flavor. Grows to 14' . Aside from having an outstanding flavor it is more resistant to wind, cold, and diseases
BANANA Musa - Mysore banana
Tall - to 15' . A popular variety from the Mysore region of India. Reddish trunk. Produces densely clustered small, sweet bananas with a hint of tartness. The underside of the leaves is lightly pink.
BANANA Musa - Orinoco banana
Grows 16' - 20' and produces 10" fruits which have an angular shape. This variety is the first to be grown in the U.S. having arrived in south Florida in 1610. The fruits are usually cooked but may be eaten out of hand when quite ripe. This vigourous grower produces very heavy hands of fruit which often require support
BanVery tasty red skined banana. Grows very well in South Florida 10' to 12' height
Banana Musa - Cuban Red Dwarf
Very tasty red skinned banana, Grows very well in South Florida 10' to 12' height
Elephant Ear Fig Ficus auriculata
Elephant Ear Fig Ficus auriculata
A beautiful fig tree with very large oval leaves to 15". The leaves are bright red when they are developing and exceptionally attractive - the decorative 2 1/2" fruits develop in clusters ( not edible ). This fast growing tree grows to 25' and develop a spreading canopy of 25' but can be kept pruned to a much smaller height. Makes a sensational indoor specimen
DWARF TREE JASMINE
DWARF TREE JASMINE
Dwarf Tree Jasmine has dense shiny green foliage. Grows well in sun or shade. It produces large clusters of fragrant white to pink flowers. That have bright orange yellow throats.
Wonderful addition to your tropical landscaping. Very hardy in South Florida winters and summers. We sell them in three gallon containers. $15.00 Each.
Star-gooseberry, Sweetleaf bush
Sauropus androgynus Euphorbiaceae family
ECHO PLANT INFORMATION SHEET
ORIGIN – Katuk is native to the lowland, rainforest understory of the warm tropics and is a familiar
plant in home gardens from the wetter parts of southeast Asia
USES – This perennial plant is popular for its edible leaves and young shoots as well as for its ability
to survive under hot and humid conditions even occasional flooding. If shoots are planted close
together with additions of manure and some shade, the bushes will form a hedge of edible leaves for
year round consumption by families or for commercial sale.
CULTIVATION - Katuk will tolerate acidic soil, heavy clay soils, shade and frequent pruning of its
young shoots. Shoots can be regularly pruned close (6”;15 cm) from the ground; young shoots are
tender and tasty. Since the preferred crop is the foliage, the plant requires nitrogen fertilizer to promote
rapid regrowth after harvest. Mycorrhizal fungi form a beneficial fungus-root association enabling the
plant to extract phosphorus from the soil more efficiently.
HARVESTING & SEED PRODUCTION – Katuk can be propagated from cuttings or from seed.
Make an 8” (20 cm) cutting from the part of the stem where the bark is intermediate between green and
brown. If propagating by seeds, please note that germination is very slow (as log as several months), so
plant the seeds and wait patiently. Germination time of katuk seeds is variable. Seeds can be harvested
and kept dry and cool when in storage.
DISEASES AND PESTS - Slugs that girdle the stems and kill the plant can be a problem in rainy
climates. A beetle eats the leaves of young katuk but the bush is not greatly affected and continues to
COOKING AND NUTRITION – A ½ cup (100 gm) serving of fresh katuk leaves supplies 22% of
the daily requirement for vitamin A and is a substantial source of vitamin C (138% of daily
requirement). It also has value as a source of calcium and iron, elements often lacking in diets that do
not contain enough milk. The new growth as well as the flowers and small fruits are all used for food.
The fact that the greens retain their color and firmness when cooked make them valuable for sale to
Bay Rum Tree Pimenta racemosa,
The oil from the tree is used to prepare bay-rum. This tree has potential to make a upright tree for both sunny and shaded locations in coastal-central and south Florida. The deep green foliage lends a rich feeling to any landscape. The trunk exfoliates in a wonderful fashion - the tree could be grown for this characteristic alone. Bay rum emit’s a wonderful sent . During the past century the oil form the foliage was used to make a men’s cologne.
We offer these trees in seven gallon containers apex 6 to 7 ft tall. This would make a wonderful exhibit in your tropical landscape. Form more information you can call 954-559-6193 or 313-4783080
Kigeli Keia Sasauge tree
A really Cool Tropical Tree
Will get them looking, this strange tree is an old world tree form Africa. Will look like you have a deli in your front yard. Easy fast growing tropical tree will provide shade and beauty to your property!
Unusual tree featuring 3-24" long sausage shaped fruits growing at the ends of long stems. The flowers are also quite showy and the fruit, while not palatable for humans, is popular with hippos, baboons, and giraffes.
Hardiness: It is marginally subtropical and can stand some frost and temperatures to 28F.
The simplest type of Hawaiian peacock jasmine produces a single white flower with oval petals. According to the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the flower is about three quarters of an inch to 1¼
inches across. This type of peacock jasmine is commercially grown on large farms in Hawaii, where it's used to make leis for the tourist trade. Single-flower peacock jasmine plants flower from March
to September. This flower is heavenly scented. This would make a wonderful plant for your tropical garden. Living in Hawaii for many years I loved the flowers and wore these leis a lot on a night's
out in Honolulu. This is a real treasure to own. Call 954-559-6193 or 313-478-3080 for more information.