Sunn Hemp

General description Crotalaria juncea, known as brown hemp, Indian hemp, Madras hemp, or sunn hemp, is a tropical Asian plant of the legume family (Fabaceae), with yellow flowers and elongate, alternate leaves Benefits Source of green manure, fodder and lignified fiber obtained from its stem. Possible bio-fuel. Used for cordage, Read more…

Leucaena Tree

General description Leucaena leucocephala is a small fast-growing mimosoid tree native to southern Mexico and northern Central America (Belize and Guatemala). Common names include white leadtree, jumbay, river tamarind, subabul, and white popinac Leucaena (lew-KAY-nuh) means to grow white, as to flower. Leucocephala (lew-koh-SEF-uh-luh) means white headed.  (Also lew-SEEN-uh.) The Read more…

Pea eggplant

General description Pea eggplant is an evergreen, sparingly-armed, spreading or scrambling, slender shrub growing from 1 – 4 metres tall, named Solanum torvum. These plants are very vigorous and tolerate diseases affecting the root system, thus allowing the crop to continue for a second year. The tiny Pea Eggplant, about Read more…

Curry Leaf Tree

General description The curry tree also known as sweet neem or kadi patta or curry vepila, is a tropical to sub-tropical tree in the family Rutaceae, which is native to India. Curry leaf tree is native to the Indian subcontinent and is often mixed with Helichrysum Italicum (which is also Read more…

Cashew Apple

General description The cashew tree is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed and the cashew apple. The cashew apple is a light reddish to yellow fruit, whose pulp can be processed into a sweet, astringent fruit drink or distilled into liquor. Be careful, this fruit stains. When Read more…

Gape gooseberry (physalis)

General descriptions Cape gooseberry called Physalis peruviana, a plant species of the genus Physalis in the nightshade family Solanaceae, has its origin in Peru, coming from the nightshade family Solanaceae,  grows wild across the world in temperate and tropical regions like southeast Asia. As a perennial, it develops into a diffusely branched bush reaching 1–1.6 m Read more…

Wild yam

General Description Wild Yam ( dioscorea villosa) originally came from North America. It is a species of twining tuberous vine with winged stems, tightly packed groups of flowers, variably hairy leaves all the way up to large vines with unwinged stems, large, smooth leaves, and widely spread sprays of flowers. Read more…

Bignay Tree

General description Antidesma bunius is a species of fruit tree in the Phyllanthaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia and northern Australia. Its common Philippine name and other names include bignay. The species is dioecious, with male and female flowers growing on separate trees. Each bunch of fruits ripens unevenly, Read more…

Chaya

General description Cnidoscolus aconitifolius, commonly known as chaya or tree spinach, is a large, fast-growing leafy perennial shrub that is believed to have originated in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. It has succulent stems which exude a milky sap when cut. It can grow to be 6 meters tall, but Read more…

Guava

General description The common types of guava include apple guava, yellow-fruited cherry guava, strawberry guava, and red apple guava. Guava is mostly eaten raw (when ripe or semi-ripe) or consumed in the form of juice, jams, and jellies. Some say it has a floral taste, a cross between a pear Read more…