Florida fruit trees: AG Farms in Homestead

AG Farms in Homestead, Florida. In this video, Arturo talks about his business and shows some of his tropical fruit plants:



Arturo sells at the same price point retail and bulk. Typically, retail prices are higher.

AG Farms
Address: 23040 SW 187th Ave, Miami, FL 33170
Phone: (305) 242-1001

Easy Florida Gardening

From David The Good: The Goodstream, Episode 005: My Florida Gardening Secret:



David's books:

Totally Crazy Easy Florida Gardening audio and ebook together: https://gumroad.com/l/easy-florida-gardening

Totally Crazy Easy Florida Gardening in paperback: https://amzn.to/2UFkkHH

Store-bought Vegetables and Herbs You Can Regrow

From Daisy Creek Farms with Jag Singh:



These 6 herbs are very easy to grow and propagate from cutting. These herbs are: basil, mint, rosemary, oregano, sage, and thyme:

Celtuce: A Stocky Stem Lettuce From China

From RareSeeds.com:

Burpee's Seed Company introduced this Chinese variety to U.S. gardeners in 1942, but despite its splashy advocacy campaign, Celtuce never caught on. If Celtuce was a veggie ahead of its time in America, we think it's back! The leaves can be eaten raw, or cooked, but it's the stem that is the real star here.

Lara Farms in Redland, Florida is the place to buy mamey fruit trees

Julian Lara is the second generation owner of Lara Farms in Redland, Florida. Truly Tropical YouTube channel visited his nursery and farm to talk about the tropical fruits he grows and tropical fruit trees he sells.

Lara Farms
18660 SW 200th St, Miami, FL 33187
(305) 253-2750

Winged bean: All parts of the plant are edible, leaves, flowers, pods, tubers

The winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus), also known as the Goa bean, four-angled bean, four-cornered bean, Manila bean, and dragon bean, is a tropical legume plant native to New Guinea.

It grows abundantly in the hot, humid equatorial countries. Winged bean is nutrient-rich, and all parts of the plant are edible. Leaves can be eaten like spinach, flowers can be used in salads, tubers can be eaten raw or cooked, seeds can be used in similar ways as the soybean. The winged bean is an underutilised species but has the potential to become a major multi-use food crop in the tropics.

This plant is amazing in that it is so useful. All parts of the plant are edible, the tuber, leaves, flowers, immature pods, and the mature beans. The plant is also very nutrient rich. Winged bean is often called "the one plant supermarket". Winged bean is a perennial, although it can be grown as an annual. Flowers are large and blue.

Eat the immature pods raw or cooked as a crunchy vegetable. They taste similar to asparagus. Cook the beans for 2-3 hours before consuming as you would any other bean. Or roast them
as you would peanuts.

The tuberous root can be eaten raw or cooked. The taste is like potatoes. Tubers can also be ground to make a flour or coffee like drink.

Leaves and flowers can be eaten raw or cooked as spinach.

To germinate, soak seeds overnight before planting. Germination is in 5-7 days. Growth is very fast, with the flowers appearing as early as 40 days after sowing. Pods can be harvested
in less than 2 weeks, with fully mature seed bearing pods ready in about 6 weeks.

References:

https://rarefruitblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/2016-05.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winged_bean

Amaranth grown for edible leaves: Chinese Multicolor Spinach

From RareSeeds.com:

Chinese Multicolor spinach is really a member of the amaranth family. Among western gardeners, amaranth is known for its grain-like seeds. But in Asia, this heat-tolerant green is eaten like spinach.

A heat and drought tolerant green in spectacular splashes of color: Leaf amaranth is popular in Asia, eaten raw, stir fried or steamed. This is by far the most tender and sweet amaranth for edible greens- making for vibrant and delicious salads. The young leaves make a perfect spinach substitute, intricately colored leaves are juicy and succulent. The go to green for mid summer when all others have bolted, harvested in just 30-40 days from sowing.



References:

https://www.rareseeds.com/chinese-multicolor-spinach-a/