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Atemoya

Annona squamosa x A. cherimola Contributed by Dr. Martin Price, ECHO’s founding CEO The atemoya is an exceptional “dessert quality” fruit.   I count it as

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Avocado

Persea americana, Persea nubigena Contributed by Dr. Martin Price, ECHO’s founding CEO Avocados are native to Central America and Mexico. From these regions, three distinct

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Beans

Winged Beans, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus are grown principally for their edible “winged” pods.  Pick them when you can bend the pod without breaking it or it will become too tough

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Tubers & Corms

Cassava (a.k.a. Tapioca, yucca, manioc), Manihot esculenta, is an important root crop that is grown as a staple food in many parts of the tropical and subtropical

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Fruiting Vegetables

Okra, Abelmoschus esculentus (a.k.a. gumbo), and Eggplant, Solanum melongena, well-known vegetables to most Americans, will grow well planted spring or summer in SW Florida.  Both can be harmed by

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Edible Leaves and Shoots

Basket Vine, Trichostigma octandrum, a.k.a. Haitian basket vine, hoop vine, liann panye (in Haiti) grows as a large perennial, sprawling bush. It is considered a native

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