Specialty Crops

Moringa

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Moringa is a fast-growing, drought-resistant plant that has become popular worldwide for its health value, as well as its potential to grow in places where other crops might not.  1 cup of fresh seed pod contains more than 150% daily requirement for Vitamin C.  The leaves are loaded with vitamins and minerals as well.  The roots have a potent horseradish scent.

Papaya

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Papaya is known as a delicious digestive aid and even a meat tenderizer.  Papaya fruits can be enjoyed when it is soft and well ripened, or young and green.  The seeds have a sharp spicy taste, which could be used as a replacement for pepper corns.

Lemongrass

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Lemongrass is wonderfully fragrant.  It can be used in tea, as a bug deterrent, in curries and more.

Cranberry Hibiscus

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Beautiful burgundy leaves, which have a tart taste.  We love to throw a few leaves into our salads!

Dragonfruit

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A bit sour, generally mild, sweet, reminiscent of kiwi.  Dragonfruit are one of our most unique fruits.

Citrus

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We grow Navel Oranges, Grapefruit, and Kumquats.

Blackberries

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Don't worry, we'll do the hard work harvesting these tasty morsels for you.  Blackberries grow on thorny bushes, but it's worth the scratches for their sweet-tart splendor.

Sugar Cane

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Available by the pound, our sugar cane is especially sweet in the winter.  A fun treat to snack on after working in the field, or when juiced, sugar cane makes a great addition to homemade mojitos.  We've got the mint covered, too!

Passionfruit

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Passionfruit is sweet and sour, very floral.  You may recognize its flavor from tropical juices, and candies.

Bananas

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You can see our favorite variety of banana here, the Blue Java.  It takes on a bluish hue as the weather reaches its coldest.  These are said to be the most cold hardy of banana varieties.

Plantains

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We offer smaller sized plantains.  Try them green or ripened.

Guavas

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Guavas are a very popular tropical fruit that grows about as far North as Sarasota. Guava has many interesting health benefits, and may be worth incorporating into your diet

Avocados

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We offer the unique Super Hass variety, which has a flavor and texture similar to a Hass avocado, but well adapted for Florida's climate.

Mangos

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One of the tastiest treats on the planet.  There are 1000's of cultivars, 100's of which have been named.  Mangos are one of the most popular tropical fruits in the world

Tamarind

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Tamarind originated in Africa, but has spread to the tropical and subtropical world.  It has become an important part of cuisines in Latin America, the Caribean, Asia, India, and Africa.  Typically the paste, surrounding the seeds is consumed, but in some places the leaves are also consumed.

Nasturtium

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An edible and beautiful flower, with a slightly spicy flavor.

Sunflowers

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One of our customer favorites.  We offer Yellow, Red, Mammoth, and more.  You can find these seasonally at Jessica's Stand.

Zinnia

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We offer many colors of zinnias.  Also edible.  You can find these bunched, at Jessica's Stand.

Turmeric

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We offer some of the most beautiful Turmeric we've ever seen.  Catch our short seasonal harvest this Fall.

Aloe

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This succulent originated in the Arabian penninsula and is now grown throughout the tropics.  Popular as a food or medicine.

Nopales Pads

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Native to Mexico, Nopales are a common ingredient in Mexican cuisine.  They are used in soups, stews, salads, and nearly any other dish you could imagine.  They are often best in the Spring.

Persimmons

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Persimmons are available in the late Summer.  Persimmons taste a bit like apricots, but they can be slightly astringent if not totally ripe.  Folklore states that persimmon seeds, when split can forecast the following winter's weather.