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Pineberry or White strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) 菠蘿莓or白草莓

Pineberry or White strawberry (Fragaria) 菠蘿莓or白草莓

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Pineberry or White strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) first true leaf is out! 菠蘿莓or白草莓的第一片本葉長出了!

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Pineberry or White strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) seeds germination in about 3 weeks. 菠蘿莓or白草莓的種子約3週發芽.

 

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Pineberry or White strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) seeds. 菠蘿莓or白草莓的種子.

 

Not sure this is Fragaria x ananassa or Fragaria virginiana ‘Wonderful Pineberry’.  Cold hardy perennial with edible fruit.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist but well drained rich soil.  Small white flowers in spring to early fall,  followed by edible small, marble sized fruit.  Fruit from green turn white with pink hue when ripe.  Everbearing variety.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.   Fruit taste like strawberry and pineapple combined flavor.  Some people tried and loved it but some tried and said not as good as regular strawberries.   I am not sure why.  Even though I think it could be the plant cares and fertilizer making the differences.  USDA Zones:3-9.  Mature size:3″-1′(H)  X 9″-1′(W).  Propagate by seeds, runner or division.   Suitable for container indoors.

不確定這種是否為’Wonderful Pineberry’.  耐寒強健的多年生草花結可食用果實.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的濕潤但排水佳的土壤.  春到初秋開單瓣的小白花,花後結白色帶點淡粉紅色的成熟果實.  果實吃起來帶有草莓味混和一點點鳳梨香.   有人覺得很好吃也有人覺得不如一般的紅草莓.  不知道為何試吃結果頗為兩極.  雖說同一物種在不同環境下日照與肥料的供給不同的確是會讓果實的味道不太一樣. 耐寒但不甚耐熱.  成熟株高:3吋到1呎,寬幅9吋到1呎.  繁殖方式可以用種子,走莖或分株的方式來進行.  適合室內盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pineberry      https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E8%8F%A0%E8%90%9D%E8%8E%93  https://hirts.com/white-carolina-pineberry-plant-4-pot-pineapple-strawberry-flavor/   http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=358497&isprofile=0&                               https://strawberryplants.org/2011/03/white-strawberries/

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Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia argute ‘Issai’ ) 奇異莓

Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia argute ‘Issai’ ) 奇異莓

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Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia argute ‘Issai’ ) new purchased plant. 新買的奇異莓植株.

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Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia argute ‘Issai’ ) flower. 奇異莓的完全花.

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Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia argute ‘Issai’ ) this is a self pollinating variety. It is setting fruit! 此品種的奇異莓有完全花可自花授粉. 結果中!

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Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia argute ‘Issai’ ) this is a self pollinating variety. It is setting fruit! 此品種的奇異莓有完全花可自花授粉. 結果中!

A cold hardy fruit vine!  A self pollinate fruit vine!     Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.   Creamy white flowers in late spring to early summer.  Supposed to be with fragrant flowers but I did not detect any noticeable fragrance on these small flowers.  Edible small smooth-surfaced green berries are ready for harvesting in late summer to fall.  Plant flower and fruit on previous growth.   USDA Zones:4-9. Mature size:10′-20′(H/L).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings,  layering or grafting.  Fast growing.  Require strong structure for vine to cling on.

相當耐寒強健的水果藤蔓! 更棒的是有兩者雄蕊與雌蕊的完全花所以能自花授粉! 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照處.  乳白色的小花於春末夏初盛開.  花頗吸引蜂蝶. 雖然她的小花該是有花香的,可是聞的時候沒有聞到.  可以食用的綠色,果實表面光滑的小果於夏秋間成熟便可以採收食用. 它的扮老枝條才是會開花結果的藤,所以修剪時要注意.  耐寒也還算耐熱.  成熟株高/藤長10-20呎.  繁殖方式以種子,扦插,壓條或嫁接的方式來進行.  生長快速.  需要堅固耐用的支架來供其攀爬.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

http://www.logees.com/hardy-kiwi-issai-actinidia-arguta.html                      http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/109938/#b            http://www.bylands.com/plant/issai-self-pollinating-hardy-kiwi-actinidia-arguta-issai

 

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.

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Shepherd’s-needle or Venus’s comb (Scandix pecten-veneris) seeds germination rather fast and easy. 耻骨梳針果芹的種子很快也很容易孵出.

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Shepherd’s-needle or Venus’s comb (Scandix pecten-veneris) leaves, flowers and seed heads. 耻骨梳針果芹的葉片,小白花與梳齒種子狀的種子.

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/

Grape Hybrid (Vitis vinifera ‘Lady Fingers’) 美人指葡萄

Grape Hybrid (Vitis vinifera ‘Lady Fingers’)美人指葡萄

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Grape Hybrid (Vitis vinifera ‘Lady Fingers’) is easy to propagate by cuttings. 美人指葡萄容易以枝條來扦插繁殖.

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Grape Hybrid (Vitis vinifera ‘Lady Fingers’) cuttings growing leaves. 美人指葡萄枝條展葉了.

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Grape Hybrid (Vitis vinifera ‘Lady Fingers’) cutting is now rooting. 美人指葡萄扦插枝條發根了!

Hybrid grape.  Very hardy.  This hybrid produce large stubby fingers shaped sweet fruit, reddish fruit tip looks like lady fingers.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.   Mature size: 12’+(H/L). Propagate by cuttings or layering.  Fast growing.

雜交培育的葡萄品種.  非常強健.  這品生產的大顆指狀的葡萄成熟時有著偏紅的末端,形如塗抹指甲油的指頭,果甜.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  成熟株高/藤長約12呎.  繁殖以扦插或壓條方式來進行.  生長快速.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.twword.com/wiki/%E7%BE%8E%E4%BA%BA%E6%8C%87   http://putao.sdnx.co/pzxgg/2203.jhtml

Caper (Capparis spinosa) 刺山柑

Caper (Capparis spinosa) 刺山柑

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Caper (Capparis spinosa) seeds from a seed packet. 刺山柑種子包與內容的種子.

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Caper (Capparis spinosa) flower buds in pickled form that you can purchase in supermarket. 刺山柑的醃漬花苞各大超市都買的到.

Small tropical shrub.  Native in  Mediterranean and warm climate.     The often used parts are flower buds and fruit and often are in pickled way to preserve them.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in well drained soil.    Pink/white flowers in  spring to fall, almost all year around.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:1′-3′(H) X 1′-3′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

熱帶小型灌木.  原生於地中海地區及溫暖的國家皆有分佈.  常見於將其花苞與果實醃漬保存用以食用. 容易栽種.  最好栽種於全日照及半日照處的排水佳土壤.  粉白色單瓣花幾乎是全年能盛開.  花吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高及寬幅為1-3呎.  繁殖方式以種子或扦插枝條方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caper
https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%BA%8C%E9%9A%A8%E5%AD%90_(%E5%B1%B1%E6%9F%91%E5%B1%AC)                                                                                          http://yibian.hopto.org/yao/?yno=172
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/97056/                         http://blog.xuite.net/cshuang2/twblog/140173451-%E5%88%BA%E5%B1%B1%E6%9F%91+%28Caper%29

 

 

Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) 蛇瓜

Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) 蛇瓜

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Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) has very long fruit and often are sold in sections. 蛇瓜的瓜很長,通常切段以便包裝販賣.

 

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Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) unriped seeds. 蛇瓜未熟的種子.

Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) seed germinate in just few days. 蛇瓜種子幾天就出芽.

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Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) seed germinate in just few days. 蛇瓜種子幾天就出芽.

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Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) seed germinate in just few days. 蛇瓜種子幾天就出芽.

Annual vegetable.  This easy to grow vine because its long snake like fruit, requires high sturdy structure/arbour for plant to cling on.  Best growing in full sun location.  Unique white flowers with fraying petals which attract bees and butterflies a lot.   Very long fruit hang down and they do look like snakes.  🙂    Very exotic looking vegetable.  Taste good after cooking.  Mature size:10′-12′ (L) X 4′-6′(W).  Propagate by seeds.

蛇瓜(瓜葉栝樓)是一年生的爬藤,果實為數呎長的長條形,如長蛇般的瓜.  這個植株需要結實的結構/棚架來攀爬. 最好栽種在全日照處.  白色的花瓣外圍是流蘇般的鬚邊.  花吸引蜂蝶.  長條般蛇狀的瓜料理過是很好吃的.  成熟株高10-12呎長,寬幅4-6呎.  繁殖以種子來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichosanthes_cucumerina                 https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%93%9C%E5%8F%B6%E6%A0%9D%E6%A5%BC           http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/92067/

 

Kiwi Berries/Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ) 奇異莓/軟棗獼猴桃

Kiwi Berries/Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ) 奇異莓/軟棗獼猴桃

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Kiwi Berries/Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ) smooth berries in wholes and in sections. 奇異莓/軟棗獼猴桃的光滑熟果整顆及切開的樣子.

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Kiwi Berries/Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ) in small package that was purchased from supermarket. 超市買的小盒奇異莓/軟棗獼猴桃.

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Kiwi Berries/Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ) seeds. 奇異莓/軟棗獼猴桃的種子.

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Kiwi Berries/Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ) compare with the Kiwi in whole, in different halves section views. 奇異莓/軟棗獼猴桃與奇異果整顆與橫切面及縱切面的比較.

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Kiwi Berries/Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ) seedlings germinated in just few days. High germination rate. 奇異莓/軟棗獼猴桃的小實生苗,短短幾天就孵出,孵出率非常高.

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Kiwi Berries/Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ) seedling. 奇異莓/軟棗獼猴桃的小苗.

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Kiwi Berries/Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ) seedling. 奇異莓/軟棗獼猴桃的小實生苗

Delicious small berries!  Native in Asia.  Its berries look like miniature Kiwi but very smooth that you can just wash the berries and pop into your mouth!    Very hardy and easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.   This is a cold hardy fruit vine, it has small near white very fragrant flowers in late spring to early summer and edible berries in late summer to fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Edible berries attract birds and wild animals.  USDA Zones:4-8. Mature size:12′-30′(L) X 8′-10′(W).   Propagate by seeds, cuttings or grafting.

美味的小果子!  原生於亞洲地區.  它的小果子就像迷你版的奇異果,果皮光滑無毛,可以洗淨後直接入口!  非常強健易於栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  它是爬藤類水果,春末夏初開很香的,近於白色的單瓣小花,夏末到秋結可食性美味的莓果.  花吸引蜂蝶,美味可食的果實吸引鳥類及野生動物覓食.  喜冷不甚耐熱.  成熟藤長可達12-30呎,寬幅8-10呎.  繁殖方式以種子,枝條扦插或嫁接來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actinidia_arguta                             https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%BD%AF%E6%9E%A3%E7%8C%95%E7%8C%B4%E6%A1%83                                                                               http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55681/