|PLANT LIST & PRICES|
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Plants with this icon are non-native and Florida-friendly.
Plants with this icon have to be special ordered. There is no additional cost to you.
Edible Sizes and Prices: $3.25-15.00 (unless otherwise indicated)
NOTE: We do not use pesticides, herbicides or synthetic chemicals on our veggies and edibles. A knowledgable staff member can help you with your plant selections. These are our favorites to grow here in Southwest Florida and we try to carry them all the time because most of them are adaptable and can grow most of the year. However, be sure to call ahead (941) 322-1915 for the availability.
|Common Name||Botanical Name||Max Size||Cold||Light||Salt||pH||Moisture||Leaves||Features|
|Basil||Ocimum Sanctum||2ft||T||PS||P||AC||AV||E||Use fresh or dried for flavoring sauces, soups, dressings, and pesto.|
|Bird Pepper||Capsicum annum: sp||2ft||SH||S||E||W||AV/D||E||Small white flowers most of year.
Small red-hot edible peppers.
|Blueberry. Highbush||Vaccinium corymbosum||6ft||H||S/PS||P||AC||AV/M||E||White flowers in the spring. Edible blueberries in summer. Food source for wildlife.|
|Cherry. Barbados Dwarf||Malphigia glabra||5ft||SH||S||F||AC||AV||E||Fruit is tasty, tart and very high in Vitamin C and also enjoyed by songbirds. Multi-colored pink flowers from late spring through fall. Bears fruit from May to November. Cold tolerant, may freeze to ground but come back. Excellent bonsai candidate.|
|Chive. Garlic||Allium tuberosum||1ft||H||S/PS||AC||AV/M||E||Leaves are larger and flatter than chive leaves. Grow indoors or outdoors for year-round onion flavoring. Use chopped leaves and young flowers to add flavor and decorative garnish to salads.|
|Elderberry. Southern||Sambucus canadensis||15ft||H||S/PS||P||AC||AV/M||E||White edible flowers in flat-topped clusters most seasons. Black fruit eaten by birds, used for pies, jellies, jams and wines. Weeping large shrub or small tree. Suckers.|
|Fennel||Foeniculum vulgare dulce||2ft||H||S/PS||AC||AV/M||E||Celery shaped leaves have a distinct licorice flavor. An excellent salad addition but can also be blanched and used as a cooked vegetable. Larval food for Eastern Black Swallowtail butterflies, reseeds. We usually carry Florence and Bronze varieties.|
|Grape. Calusa||Vitis Shuttleworthii||Vine||H||S/PS||P||AC||AV/M||D||Fruit ripens late summer. Lower leaf surface covered with white or rusty hairs.|
|Grape. Muscadine or Scuppernong||Vitis munsoniana||Vine||H||S/PS||P||AC||AV/M||D||Fruit ripens late summer. Used for jellies, jams and wine.|
|Lemongrass||Cymbopogon Citratus||4ft||SH||S/PS||E||W||AV/M/D||E||Quick growing clump grass. Hardy. Used widely in Caribbean and Asian dishes. Good for flavoring water or making tea. Attractive and fragrant landscape plant. Will grow back from roots/base after freeze.|
|Moringa||Moringa Oleifera||20ft||T||S/PS||E||W||D/AV/M||E||Also known as Horseradish Tree. Pods, beans, leaves and roots are all edible. If not trimmed, will grow very tall, best kept low for harvesting greens and tender new growth. Fast-growing. Frost-sensitive, but will grow back after freeze.|
|Oregano||Origanum species||6ins||SH||S/PS/SH||AC||AV||E||An essential spice of pizza as well as tomato, cheese and meat dishes. This is the flavorful Greek Oregano, not the flavorless oregano commonly available.|
|Papaya||Carica papaya||20ft||T||S/PS||P||AC||AV||E||'Red Lady, a red-fleshed solo variety. Female plants are self-fruitful. Reported to be tolerant of the papaya ring spot virus. Vigorous, productive, and begins bearing at a young age. The large fruits weigh as much as 4½ lbs. Green Papaya is cooked as a vegetable. Nectar for butterflies.|
|Parsley. Flat Leaf||Petroselinum crispum||2ft||SH||S/PS||W||AV||E||Celery-leaf variety is the best-flavored variety. Excellent for dried parsley. Wide, straight leaves.|
|Peppermint||Mentha balsamea Willd||1ft||H||SH/PS||W||AV/M||E|| Hearty, fragrant and yummy. If you want to plant directly in the soil and you have dry soils, place at the base of
|Pineapples||Ananas comosus||2ft||T||S/SH||W||AV||E||A great, low-growing landscape plant which produces outstanding fruit in one to two years.|
|Plum. Chickasaw||Prunus anqustifolia||12ft||H||S/PS||P||AC||D/M||D||Dense, multi-stemmed, colonizes. Showy, white, Spring blooms. Edible fruit.|
|Plum. Flatwoods||Prunus umbellata||20ft||H||S/PS||P||AC||AV/M||D||Wild Plum Single trunk. Purplish, edible fruit. Showy, white, Spring bloom.|
|Rosemary||Rosemary officinalis||4ft||H||S||W||D||D||Hardy, drought-tolerant. Rosemary is a versatile culinary seasoning used in many vegetable or meat dishes.|
|Spinach Tree||Onidoscolus aconitifolius||9ft||SH||S||W||AV/D||E||Pest free. Disliked by deer. White blooms are extremely attractive to insects, including butterflies, excellent pollinator. Edible for us provided it is well-cooked.|
|St. John's Wort||Hypericum perforatum||3ft||S||S/PS||W||AV/D||S||A woody-stemmed herb with balsam-scented leaves and clusters of yellow, lemon scented flowers throughout the year. Harvest flowers shortly after plant comes to bloom. Pollinator.|
|Sugar Cane||Saccharum sp.||10ft||SH||S||W||AV||E||Will grow to full size in 12-18 months. Mature sugar cane plants will be around 10', losing their leaves, and have stalks that are coated with a thick, waxy residue. Harvest the sugar cane by slicing the stalks close to the ground and cleaning it of leaves. After harvest, it will grow back from the roots. You can eat it raw, chewing to extract the juice, cut up sections and add to teas or mixed drinks like Mojitos, etc.|
|Tarragon. Mexican||Tagetes lucida||3ft||SH||S/PS||W||AV/M||E||Carefree and easy to grow. Leaves are substitute for French tarragon. Its yellow flowers are a tasty and pretty addition to salads.|
|Tomato. Wild Florida Everglades||Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium||4ft||H||S/PS||E||AC||AV/M||E||Salt-tolerant. Re-seeding (from dropped fruit). Cold-hardy (frost protection required). Pest-resistant. Heat-tolerant. Cross between a cherry and a grape tomato, like a current tomato. Slightly salty and sweet.|