In a 100 gram serving, papaya fruit provides 43 calories and is a significant source of vitamin C.
The ripe fruit of the papaya is usually eaten raw, without skin or seeds. The unripe green fruit can be eaten cooked, usually in curries, salads, and stews. Green papaya is used in Southeast Asian cooking, both raw and cooked.
Papaya goes great with bananas and turmeric in smoothies.
The flavor is typically sweet, and its texture is similar to a mango.
| Soursop Tropical Fruit Trees Plant Guanabana Annona Muricata SOLD OUTSoursop tree - trees bloom in late summer to early fall.
Annona muricata will grow in the warmest parts of the U.S. since it loves the heat of the tropics. The soursop is adapted to areas of high humidity and relatively warm winters; temperatures below 5 °C (41 °F) will cause damage to leaves and small branches, and temperatures below 3 °C (37 °F) can be fatal. Annona muricata needs full sun to partial shade with a rich, moist soil mix.
The flavor of the fruit is delicious and has been described as a combination of strawberry and pineapple, with sour citrus flavor notes contrasting with an underlying creamy flavor reminiscent of coconut or banana. The interior flesh is white, with soft, cottony strands that contain many seeds. Seeds are not edible! The fruit flesh is used in making sherbets and for drinks. Fruit is usually long, prickly, green, which can have a mass of up to 6.8 kg (15 lb). The leaves, seeds, bark, root and fruit have been used medicinally. Soursop is widely promoted (sometimes as "graviola") as an alternative cancer treatment. No sprays used on leaves so tea can be made from.
18"+ high. Guaranteed healthy and to arrive in great condition.|
|SOUTHERN JEWEL MUSCADINE GRAPE --- SOLD OUTThis gem of a muscadine has large black grapes that grow in clusters of 6-12 grapes! Grapes are sweet with a crisp texture and edible skin. Released by the University of Florida in 2007, Southern Jewel has high yields and the grapes have excellent resistant to Ripe Rot, Black Rot and Bitter Rot. Super sweet fruit ripens in early August. Self-fertile. Zones 8-10. Plants for sale are currently are 12" to 16" Each plant is lab grown from tissue cultures to be a Disease free plant. Yield is high and ripening period is from August to November. As with all Muscadines this one is great for canning or eating fresh.|
|Papaya Big Red Caribbean (Carica papaya) papaya tree Sold out till Nov.1st.These papayas get the LARGE (12 long) fruits with flavorful red flesh. These are hardy to 32?F, but obtain optimal growth in warm (HOT!) zones. Grows best in full sun, in sandy, well draining soil. These can be container grown in colder areas and kept in a greenhouse over winter (start plants in late summer or early fall, over winter in greenhouse and set out in spring for fruit late that summer or early fall). They make excellent plants to add a tropical feel to your patio, deck or pool area with their unusually shaped large leaves. . Proper site preparation ensures years of growth and once established they will not require weed control. Strong growth will Soil Ph should be around 6.0-7.0 light conditions, When making a site selection keep your plant in an area that has medium or full light. This species of Red Papaya is considered hardy at zones 9b-11 ., If using drip irrigation allow soil to dry slightly between watering. Produces small white flowers in all summer long followed by fruit. blooms are white.,Red Papaya this mild feeder loves an organic fertilizer N-P-K ratio or 5-5-5 or lower. Healthy 12"+ size plant shipped.|
|Possum Purple passionfruit vine passiflora edulis Sold out till Dec. 1st.Possum purple passionfruit is considered an AAAA+ fresh eating variety and known as a super fast grower. Cold hardy subtropical and easily withstands frosts and the occasional freeze. Grows 30 feet in a season. Medium to full sun. Healthy 20" vine plant shipped.|