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Shepherd’s-needle or Venus’s comb (Scandix pecten-veneris) 耻骨梳針果芹

Shepherd’s-needle or Venus’s comb (Scandix pecten-veneris) 耻骨梳針果芹

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Shepherd’s-needle or Venus’s comb (Scandix pecten-veneris) seeds. 耻骨梳針果芹的種子.

Annual vegetable.  Native in Eurasia.   Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Small white flowers in summer to fall.  Mature size:2′(H/W).  Propagate by seeds.

又名維納斯的髮梳,這種針果芹是一年生葉菜, 原生於歐亞大陸的常見植物.  它是具有歷史悠久的地中海地區常見的可食野菜,針果芹屬. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  夏秋開白色小花. 成熟株高/寬幅約2呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandix_pecten-veneris                                               http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/151490/                                http://www.arkive.org/shepherds-needle/scandix-pecten-veneris/

Malabar Spinach (Basella alba) 皇宮菜or潺菜

Malabar Spinach (Basella alba)  皇宮菜or潺菜

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Malabar Spinach (Basella alba) is a common item in Asian supermarket. 皇宮菜or潺菜是亞洲超市常見的蔬菜.

Tropical vegetable/tender perennial as annual climber.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.   Fast growing.  Small white flowers in summer to fall.  Berries turn black when ripe.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:8′-10′(H/L) X9″-1′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Yes, you can grow this indoors by the window.  Suitable for growing in containers.  Medicinal.  Self seeds easily.

又稱為白落葵. 熱帶不耐寒多年生作為一年生的蔬菜/爬藤.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  生長快速. 夏秋開小白花,漿果成熟轉黑.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/藤長8-10呎,寬幅9吋到1呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行. 有藥用價值.  容易自行落子繁殖.

Reference links:  參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basella_alba                                       https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%90%BD%E8%91%B5                            http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2561/

Purple Yam/Ube (Dioscorea purpurea) 紫薯/參薯/山藥

Purple Yam/Ube (Dioscorea purpurea) 紫薯/參薯/山藥

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Purple Yam (Dioscorea purpurea) small aerial tubers. 紫薯/參薯/山藥的小零餘子.

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Purple Yam/Ube (Dioscorea purpurea) the aerial tuber is awake! 紫薯/參薯/山藥的零餘子甦醒了.

This tropical food vine is a tender perennial value for its edible tubers and bulbils.  Outer layer of yam is brown and inside the flesh is very purple.   Often are cooked for food/desert, fragrant. USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:40′(H/L) X 1.5′-2′(W).  It can be propagated by tubers, bulbils, cuttings or division.  Medicinal.  Fast growing.

熱帶多年生蔓藤主要以可食用的根部與零餘子來種植.  根部及零餘子的外皮褐色但內部為紫色. 常煮後食用或用於料理甜品,這種薯有特別的香味. 喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/藤長40呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  繁殖方式多以地下根莖,零餘子,扦插或分株的方式來進行. 藥用.  生長快速.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/115261/
https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E5%8F%82%E8%96%AF
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dioscorea_alata
http://blogger.gtwang.org/2013/04/dioscorea-opposita.html

Mini Wax Apple or Mini Jambu (Syzygium samarangense) 迷你蓮霧

Mini Wax Apple or Mini Jambu (Syzygium samarangense) 迷你蓮霧

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Mini Wax Apple or Mini Jambu (Syzygium samarangense) seeds. 迷你蓮霧的種籽.

Tropical fruit tree.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Pink or white flowers in spring.  Flowers attract bees.  Like the regular type of Syzygium samarangense have reddish bell shape juicy fruit. But this type fruit instead of in a short clusters like the most of Syzygium samarangense, its fruit in garland shaped long clusters, with very densed number and each fruit is small.  Still edible thought but more for ornamental purpose.  USDA Zones:9-10.  Mature size:    Propagate by seeds, cuttings, layering or grfting.  From seeds to flower and fruit usually take about 3 years.

熱帶果樹.  容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春開白色或粉紅色花,可食的紅色果實於夏天成熟,甜而多汁. 但這型的果形小與其跟一般蓮霧是成串的分佈,它是呈果實密集呈長串狀,鮮豔可愛,觀賞更勝過食用價值.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅:15′-20′  繁殖方式以種子,扦插,高壓或嫁接的方式來進行.  從種子到開花結果通常約3年.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e8%93%ae%e9%9c%a7                           https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syzygium_samarangense                              http://blog.udn.com/bio0918/6321050

 

Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum ‘Strawberry Red’) 大黃

Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum ‘Strawberry Red’) 大黃

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Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum ‘Strawberry Red’) 大黃

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Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum ‘Strawberry Red’) 大黃

Cold hardy perennial with edible stems.  This variety have firmer stems so it is good for jam and pies. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  White flowers in summer.   Drought tolerant once plant is established.  USDA Zones:3-9.  Mature size:2′-4′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Propagate by seeds, offsets, rhizomes/tubers or division.  Medicinal.  Fast growing.  Plant is toxic except that leaf stems.

強健耐寒的多年生草本其葉梗可以食用.  這個品種的葉梗較為紮實所以經煮後口感還不錯,是適合做成果醬或派餡的材料. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  夏開白色花.  極為耐寒也耐熱也耐旱,整個就是無敵的可食性植物啊!  成熟株高2-4呎,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖方式以種子,側芽,塊莖或分株的方式來進行.   生長速度快.  除了葉梗/柄可以食用外,全株有毒.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhubarb                                                                  https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%A4%A7%E9%BB%84

Thornless Raspberry (Rubus idaeus ‘Joan J’ ) 高性無刺覆盆子

Thornless Raspberry (Rubus idaeus ‘Joan J’ ) 高性無刺覆盆子

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Thornless Raspberry (Rubus idaeus ‘Joan J’ ) plant. 高性無刺覆盆子的扦插苗.

Cold hardy thornless shrub with delicious berries! Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Small white flowers in spring.  Large red berries in summer.  USDA Zones:3-9.  Mature size:4′-6′(H) X 3′-4′(W).  Propagate by cuttings, offsets or division.

耐寒的無刺灌木結好吃的莓果!  容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  白色小花春天開放,夏天莓果成熟轉紅. 極耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高4-6呎,寬幅3-4呎.  繁殖方式以扦插,側芽或分株的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/180648/#b                https://www.starkbros.com/products/berry-plants/raspberry-plants/joan-j-primocane-red-raspberry