Author Archives: edibletropicalplants

Coffea arabica

Most people live their lives drinking coffee every morning and few stop to think about where their precious beans come from. Most ...

How to: Grow Avocado from seed

The avocado (Persea americana) is one of the more popularly cultivated tropical plants. A common name for this fruit is the Alligator ...

Camellia Sinensis (Tea)

All teas (Black, Green, White, Oolong) come from the same plant (Camellia Sinensis). Camellia Sinensis grows into a tree in its wild ...

How to: Grow Mangoes from seed

Mangoes come from a variety of species of trees in the Mangifera genus, the most common of these for commercial sale is ...

Stevia rebaudiana

Stevia rebaudiana is a member of the Stevia genus consisting of American herbs and shrubs. This specific herb, commonly called ...

Harbor Frieght Greenhouse

I changed residences a couple of years ago and built a new greenhouse in doing so. My new greenhouse is a Harbor Freight 10X12 ft. ...

How to: Prepare roasted coffee via wet process

Coffee is ubiquitous in most of the world, with potentially a billion people around the world drinking it on a daily basis. Dark, ...

Plants of Armenia

Recently I was in Armenia for a collection trip and I thought it would be a good opportunity to highlight the fruits of Armenia. Due ...

Pineapple Sage

Salvia elegans is commonly known as the Pineapple Sage, a very fitting name. You won't find pineapples on this perennial shrub ...

How to: Propagate Sugarcane

Sugarcane is a tall perennial grass that is a very popular source for sugar and biofuel. It has a commercial growth period of between ...