Ginger
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Ginger

Productive Plant – Ginger by Debbie Bassingthwaighte Botanical Name:  Zingiber officinale Family:  Zingiberaceae Origin:  Tropical Asia and India Description Ginger is a tropical perennial root spice that grows as an…

Shiso
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Shiso

Productive Plant – Shisoby Debbie BassingthwaighteBotanical Name: Perilla frutescensCommon Names:  Japanese PerillaDescription: This Japanese culinary herb is a very aromatic plant with both deep purple (red) and green varieties.  Shiso is…

Yacon
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Yacon

Productive Plant – Yacon by Debbie Bassingthwaighte Botanical Name: Smallanthus sonchifolius Common Names:  Peruvian Ground Apple Description:  This is a hardy, tall perrenial to 2 metres high.  It yields a large harvest…

Orris Root
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Orris Root

Productive Plant – Orris Root by Debbie Bassingthwaighte Botanical Name:  Iris germanica var. florentina Common Names:  Orris Root, Florentine Iris, White Iris Description:  Orris Root is a hardy, rhizomatous perennial with stiff, veined,…

Rangpur Lime
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Rangpur Lime

Productive Plant – Rangpur Lime by Debbie Bassingthwaighte Botanical Name:Citrus x limonia ‘Osbeck’ Common Names:  Rangpur Lime, Rangpur, Mandarin Lime, Canton Lemon, Lemandarin Description:  The Rangpur Lime is an unusual citrus that…

Rosella
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Rosella

Productive Plant – Rosella by Debbie Bassingthwaighte Botanical Name:  Hibiscus sabdariffa Common Names:  Roselle, Red Sorrel, Pacific Sorrel, Jamaican Tea, Maple-Leaf Hibiscus Description:  Rosella is an attractive annual shrub to 1.5 m high…