edible exotics

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James1991
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edible exotics

Post by James1991 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:42 pm

wasnt sure what section to put this in so if it needs moving go for it :) .Are there many edible plants for the exotic garden?

Springy

Re: edible exotics

Post by Springy » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:10 pm

I grew "Turks Turban" gourd/squash this year.

Here is the link James!
http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... 38&t=20916

flounder

Re: edible exotics

Post by flounder » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:17 pm

You can include colocasia esculenta, ananas, various citrus and the humble nasturtium. You could even say musa cavendish, but good luck getting them to fruit! Maybe fig, olive and dates but I'm really clutching at straws now :D

call

Re: edible exotics

Post by call » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:23 pm

musa basjoo has edible leaves :D

flounder

Re: edible exotics

Post by flounder » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:24 pm

call wrote:musa basjoo has edible leaves :D
In that case, you can make bread from ensetes :wink:

call

Re: edible exotics

Post by call » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:31 pm

flounder wrote:
call wrote:musa basjoo has edible leaves :D
In that case, you can make bread from ensetes :wink:
yes a traditional african dish

alocasia, cordyline and Feijoa icon_thumright

charliepridham

Re: edible exotics

Post by charliepridham » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:44 am

Yams are easy and hardy (well some of them!) Dioscorea batatas or cinnamon vine, I grow this with my runner beans

Mr List

Re: edible exotics

Post by Mr List » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:27 am

fig trees are the only things which is hard,exotic-y and will likely actually produce fruit that can be eaten from my searching.

also,
grapes,
thorn free raspberries,
black currants
etc....

otorongo
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Re: edible exotics

Post by otorongo » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:53 am

Also tomatoes, potatoes, cukes, courgettes...

Clive60

Re: edible exotics

Post by Clive60 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:46 pm

If you are including greenhouse growing then you can add Okra and Passiflora Edulis.

call

Re: edible exotics

Post by call » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:24 pm

Chickpeas, pigeon peas, lablab beans and even runners are all rather exotic :wink:

many species of solanum, gingers and wasabia japonica

GREVILLE

Re: edible exotics

Post by GREVILLE » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:24 pm

Had a delicious meal with friends yesterday who prepared a 'bake' of Cocoyam (xanthosoma) and egg especially for my wife who needs a gluten and lactose free diet.

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