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Jujube or Chinese Red Date (Ziziphus jujuba) 紅棗

Jujube or Chinese Red Date (Ziziphus jujuba) 紅棗

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Jujube or Chinese Red Date (Ziziphus jujuba) fruit and seed. 紅棗的果與果核.

Cold hardy deciduous fruit tree. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Pale yellow flowers in late spring to early summer.  Fruit ripe in late fall, from green to reddish brown.  Fresh fruit is sweet with a small pit in the center.  Fruit can be dried for snack.  USDA Zones:6-11.  Mature size:20′-30′(H/W).  Propagate by seeds or cutting.  Medicinal.

耐寒強健的落葉果樹.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  淡黃色花於春末到初夏盛開.  果實秋末成熟,果皮由綠轉紅褐色.   果甜,一果一核,核小.  果可乾燥成零食.  喜熱也頗耐寒.   成熟株高/寬幅20-30呎.  繁殖方式以種子或扦插的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jujube                                                    https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E6%9E%A3                  https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/50048/

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Thornless Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus ‘Black Satin’) 無刺黑莓

Thornless Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus ‘Black Satin’) 無刺黑莓

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Thornless Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus ‘Black Satin’) plant is completely smooth. 無刺黑莓的確植株完全光滑無刺.

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Thornless Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus ‘Black Satin’) flowers. 無刺黑莓的花.

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Thornless Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus ‘Black Satin’) berries. 無刺黑莓的果實.

Cold hardy thornless shrub with edible fruit.  Easy to grow and propagate.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location. Pink/white flowers in late spring to summer.  Edible fruit from green to red than mature to black.  Flowers attract bees, edible fruit attract birds.  USDA Zones:3-9.  Mature size:3′-4’+(H/W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings, runners or division.  Fast growing, could be invasive.

耐寒強健果實好吃的無刺黑莓.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  粉紅色/白色花於春末夏天時開花.  花後果實由綠轉紅再轉黑.  花頗吸引蜂蝶,可食的熟果吸引鳥類. 耐寒也耐熱. 成熟株高/寬幅3-4呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插,根生莖或分株的方式來進行.  生長快速,可能成為強勢植物.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/2070/black-satin-blackberry/                   http://www.fruit.cornell.edu/berry/production/pdfs/blkbvarietyreview.pdf                 http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/81719/

 

Aronia (Aronia melanocarpa)野櫻莓

Aronia (Aronia melanocarpa)野櫻莓

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Aronia (Aronia melanocarpa) fruit ripe and turning black, foliage turning red in fall. 秋天的野櫻莓. 果實成熟轉黑,葉色轉紅.

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Aronia (Aronia melanocarpa) seeds. 野櫻莓的種子.

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Aronia (Aronia melanocarpa) fruit ripe and turn black and leaves change color from green to orange red in fall. 野櫻莓的果秋熟由綠轉黑,葉色由綠轉橘紅色.

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Aronia (Aronia melanocarpa) seeds in a ripe fruit. 一枚野櫻莓熟果的種子.

Cold hardy flowering shrub with edible berries.  Good for planting as hedge.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Late spring with small white flowers in clusters. Flowers attract bees.  Foliage has nice orange red fall color.  Berries are either red or black when the fruit are ripe in fall.  Berries are usually acidic when eating straight so most of time are used for beverage, jam or canned fruit for pie. USDA Zones:3-8. Mature size:3′-6′(H/W). Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

強健耐寒的開花性灌木其果實可食.  適合用做綠籬.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春末開白色成簇的小花.  花為頗吸引蜂類的蜜源.  秋末時葉色會由綠轉橘紅明亮的秋色.  果實依品種有的熟果是紅的,有的是黑的. 果實很富營養但生食頗酸澀.  通常製成果汁果醬或醃製後做成甜點則頗為美味. 喜冷不耐熱.  成熟株高/寬幅為3-6呎.  繁殖方式以種子或扦插方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aronia_melanocarpa                      https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%87%8E%E6%AB%BB%E8%8E%93         http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=j420

White Mulberry (Morus alba) 大果桑

White Mulberry (Morus alba) 大果桑

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White Mulberry (Morus alba) cutting is growing leaves! 大果桑扦插枝條長出綠葉了!

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White Mulberry (Morus alba) cuttings. 大果桑扦插枝條.

Large deciduous hardy fruit tree for its highly producted long fruit.   Easy to grow. Best growing in full sun location.  USDA Zones:4-10.   Although some said it is cold hardy to zone 6.   Mature size:20′-40′(H)/(W).  Propagate by cuttings or layering/air-layering.  Medicinal.

大型落葉強健的果樹,通常以生產可食用較大顆果實的桑果目的為主來栽種. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照處.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高20呎到40呎,寬幅亦同.  繁殖以扦插或壓條/高壓方式來進行. 有藥用價值.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morus_macroura                                       https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E5%A5%B6%E6%A1%91               http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/178025/#b                                            http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/content/himalayan-mulberry.htm

 

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/

Muskmelon (Cucumis melo ‘albida Makino’) 美濃瓜

Muskmelon (Cucumis melo ‘albida Makino’) 美濃瓜

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Muskmelon (Cucumis melo ‘albida Makino’) is fist size sweet, fragrant and juicy melon! 美濃瓜約拳頭大小卻香甜多汁!

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Muskmelon (Cucumis melo ‘albida Makino’) male flower is blooming. 美濃瓜公花正開.

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Muskmelon (Cucumis melo ‘albida Makino’) the female flower is blooming! 美濃瓜母花正在開!

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Muskmelon (Cucumis melo ‘albida Makino’) seeds germinate quickly! 美濃瓜種子很快就孵出!

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Muskmelon (Cucumis melo ‘albida Makino’) seeds. 美濃瓜的種子.

One of my favorite sweet and fragrant melons!  Delicious!  This annual sweet melon  is handful size with pale green thin peel, the look is like a petit honeydew melon!   This heirloom melon is very easy to grow.   Best growing in full sun location in rich soil.   Open pollinate.  Small yellow flowers in summer.  It can be grown as a trailing vine or climbing vine.  Fast mature, about 50+ days.

我很喜愛的瓜類之一,它的瓜肉很是香甜好吃!  它是一年生的甜瓜,熟果通常是可以單手抓住不會掉的大小,瓜皮薄呈淺綠色,有點像是很小號的蜜世界(白蘭瓜),不過比較香!  這瓜很容易栽種,也很容易結果.  最好栽種在全日照處的肥沃土壤.  花朵容易經昆蟲幫忙授粉而結果. 夏開黃色小花.  由於它喜熱,通常夏天長速很快.  它能在地上爬或架高攀爬.   由種子到瓜熟生長快速.約50天左右.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://kmweb.coa.gov.tw/jigsaw2010/Detail.aspx?item=260457     https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%8E%9A%E7%9A%AE%E7%94%9C%E7%93%9C                                                                                               http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/sakata-sweet-melon-seeds.html   http://www.tdais.gov.tw/files/web_articles_files/tdares/6381/1705.pdf

Soursop (Annona muricata) 林琴果/刺果番荔枝

Soursop (Annona muricata) 林琴果/刺果番荔枝

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Soursop (Annona muricata) fruit has bumpy surface. 林琴果/刺果番荔枝熟果外皮有突起.

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Soursop (Annona muricata) inner fruit and seeds. 林琴果/刺果番荔枝對半切開的果肉與種子.

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Soursop (Annona muricata) seeds from a ripe fruit. 從一個熟果取出的林琴果/刺果番荔枝種子.

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Soursop (Annona muricata) seeds germinate in about 2-3 months. 林琴果/刺果番荔枝種子約2-3個月發芽.

Tropical fruit.  This fruit has bump surface.  Its inner structure/flesh looks like same genus fruit.   The taste is not that sweet, more on the acidic side although very flavorful.  The after taste in the mouth is very fragrant and flavorful, making me want to savor the after taste longer.   So I realize it will be great to use the edible flesh (after removing peel and seeds) and make juice/smoothie with other sweeter fruit.  That will make the perfect combination!  🙂

熱帶水果.  這種水果果皮有短的軟刺/凸起.  切開後的果肉/構造很同屬的水果很雷同.  果肉白,味偏酸但有多層次感的風味.  食後的口感果香味較濃郁,水果的風味也經久不散,除了果味稍為偏酸不偏甜外,其水果風味及口感倒是蠻不錯的.  若一般喜歡偏甜水果的人可以將可食的果肉(去掉不可食的果皮及種子後) 與偏甜的水果一起打成果汁或奶昔飲用可以將甜味酸味中和.

Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location to partial shade location.  Tolerant poor soil.  Creaming white flowers in late spring to early summer.  seeds are toxic if ingested.  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or grafting.  Medicinal.

容易栽種.  最好栽種於全日照到半日照處.  植株耐貧瘠土壤.  淡黃接近白色的花於春末夏初盛開.  種子有毒勿食.  繁殖以種子或扦插高壓/嫁接方式來進行.  有藥用價值.

Mature size: 20′-30′(H) X 15′-20′(W).  USDA Zones:10-11.  Plants are evergreen in warm climate.

成熟株高20-30呎,寬幅15-20呎.  喜熱不耐寒.  在熱帶環境為常綠.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annona_muricata      https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E5%88%BA%E6%9E%9C%E7%95%AA%E8%8D%94%E6%9E%9D                        http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/73489/