This delicious new arrival from Belize is large like a maradol papaya. Its melon-like flavor, fragrant aroma and beautiful salmon red interior most resemble a strawberry papaya, only much sweeter. The fruit has an extremely high sugar content. Red papaya add color and flavor to any salad or can be served chilled topped with a dollop of vanilla ice cream for a tasty tropical sundae! Fruit ripens green to yellow and is ripe when more than 50% of the papaya has turned a bright yellow. Caribbean Reds have a much longer shelf life than most other papaya varieties. Zone 9 - 11, Height 15', Nice 12" plant, Ships July 19th.
Star Fruit Tree: A compact evergreen that combines a handsome tree with delicious and unusual fruit. The tree is lush and woody, with delicate lavender flowers that add to the tree's overall beauty. And the fruit itself enhances the overall exotic look. Its shiny, pale-orange coloring and convex shape appear like numerous sunbursts throughout the tree. The juicy flavor has hints of apple, pear, grape, and a mild tartness that is all it's own. This symphony of flavors makes fruit salads taste fresher and more satisfying than ever before. You can also use Star Fruit as a garnish or even cooked in puddings and stews. With the Star Fruit, the sky's the limit to the meals you will enjoy. Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors (hardy down to 30℉) Max. Height 25'. I send a real healthy 14" plant shipped in a 4" pot..
Solo is a very desirable sweet strain of papaya that has a firm pink/orange pulp. An average fruit will weigh up to 1 1/2 lbs. Best grown outside in warm climates, but can be raised inside. This dwarf tree starts to flower and set fruit when the plant reaches 4’ tall. Rich in vitamins A, C, and other nutrients, it also contains papain, an enzyme that aids in the digestion of protein. Harvest the fruit when the skin yields slightly to the touch and changes from green to yellow. You’ll notice a sweet, delicious aroma when it’s fully ripe. Green papayas are sometimes shredded and used in salads or stews. You can grow this Papaya tree anywhere in the country. If you're in zone 9-11 you can plant it in the ground, but will need to protect your tree from freezing in colder areas. Gets 5' to 8' depending on the sun and fertilizer. Just plant it in a container and bring it inside for the winter. This variety is noted for its flavor, aroma, and texture. Even the peppery-flavored seeds are edible. Papaya is delicious straight from the tree and can also be made into drinks, jellies, pastes, and desserts dried or candied. Grow in full sun and well-drained soil. Our varieties are all hermaphroditic and therefore do not need a separate plant to pollinate and produce fruit. Height 6' to 8'. Growing instructions and two free fertilizer spikes with each very strong now only 12" plant, Ships July 19th.
Sweet Natchez blackberry produces large super sweet like sugar clusters of fruit on upright 4-5 ft. thornless canes. The fruit is large, sweet, firm and glossy black thornless berries. Berries ripen in June and keep well. They are great to eat fresh and to use for jams, jellies, and fruit mixes. Grow in full sun in moist, well-drained soil. A blackberry for hardiness zones 6-10, Full sun. Beautiful 8" plants shipped. Growing instructions and 2 free fertilizer spikes with each plant.
Goji Berries prefer full sun but will tolerate some shade. They grow well in average, well-drained soil. They like to sprawl and creep along the ground so it is best to tie the 3-5 strongest central canes to a tall, sturdy stake. This make harvesting the berries easier too.
Watering and feeding: Plants should be watered thoroughly at planting time and then several times a week for the first month or so until they're established. Thereafter, they should be provided the equivalent of at least 1” of rain per week if nature doesn't take care of it for you.
Harvesting: Berries begin to ripen in early summer and grow sweeter the longer they are allowed to mature on the plant. Pick the ripened berries when they are bright red and taste sweet. Growing instructions included. Tissue Cultured disease free guaranteed. Plants shipped are 12" tall.
Jackfruit (Artocarpus Heterophyllus) is a very large, rounded fruit that comes in a yellowish-green color, with little spikes around its outer surface. In fact, it is the largest fruit in the world that grows from a tree — a single jackfruit can weigh up to 40 kgs (80 lbs)! The jackfruit tree is commonly grown in subtropical and tropical climates, such as south-east Asian countries. In these regions, it’s an everyday fruit that is used in a variety of meals, ranging from curries to desserts.
So why has it become a new hot topic? In English-speaking countries, such as America and Australia, jackfruit has begun to gain momentum as a favorite food to cook with because of its versatility and ability to be used as an alternative to pork.
When jackfruit is young, many people believe jackfruit tastes like artichokes. It also has a stringy consistency. At this young, unripe stage that it can be used as a meat alternative and is when it can be used for jackfruit pulled pork. As the flavor is so subtle at this stage it can be used in a wide variety of meals, as it complements the flavors that it is cooked with.
As a jackfruit matures, it becomes softer and sweeter in flavor. Some liken its taste to a combination of fruits such as pineapple, mangoes, and banana with a juicy fruit overtone. Even though it is sweeter at this stage, its taste is still versatile enough that it can be used in any type of meal, including dishes like curries.
When jackfruit reaches its final ripening stage it becomes much sweeter, which is why it makes a popular dessert or addition to desserts or healthy smoothies.
How to eat jackfruit pods
Once a jackfruit is cut open it contains little yellow, edible pods. These are the most commonly used part of the fruit — all you need to do is remove the seeds from within them.
Growing jackfruit trees are extremely sensitive to frost and cannot abide drought. They flourish in rich, deep, and somewhat porous soil. They enjoy a constant source of moisture though they cannot tolerate wet roots and will cease to bear fruit or even die if kept too wet. We ship healthy trees over 20"+ tall.
Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry- Small space requirements, but full-sized berries. Shakespeare showered attention on his mulberry tree, which produced his most favorite fruit. Pick baskets full of large, black mulberries so sweet there’s no need for sugar — mulberry lovers know this fruit is to be prized because its intense flavor is like no other. A lovely specimen tree whose fruit will keep you in jam and wine all winter long. Berries also freeze very well. One of the few trees that actually prefer heavy soil to achieve its lifespan of a hundred years or more. Grow it as a multi-stemmed bush or train it to a tree form. The tree may be kept as small as 2-6' tall by pruning after fruiting. Self-pollinating. Nice 7" plant shipped.
Mulberry with Raspberry - Cotton Candy flavor. An exotic very sweet variety with outstanding durability. This vigorous and productive tree yields large and firm, oblong fruit. These ruby red-purple mulberries have sweet, raspberry cotton candy-like flavor with low acidity that is good for fresh eating or making cobblers. As a bonus, the fruit juice does not stain! Developed so it's very tolerant of heat, humidity, sun, droughts and poor soil. Disease-resistant. Keep small with less fertilizer. Matures up to 20'' tall. Ripens April through mid-summer. Self-pollinating. These are not grown from seed or cuttings they are disease-free tissue cultures. Clones from super producing plants. Nice healthy 8" plants shipped.