Also known as Mayan spinach, Chaya is a perennial leafy green vegetable shrub originating in Central America. Chaya is one of the most care free and drought tolerant vegetables in the world. Although Chaya is frost sensitive the plant will usually resprout from the bas...

Basil: A Summertime Favorite


Just the mention of the word basil makes my mouth water, as I conjour up images of zesty pesto, fresh caprese salad, hearty tomato sauce, and spicy green curry. What… curry? Yes, basil is as essential to many Asian and African cuisines as i...

Mangoes are one of the most widely consumed tree-borne fruits in the world. Their adaptable nature, ease of care, and bountiful yields, all contribute to their global acceptance and even reverence. As far as fruit tree care goes, it really doesn’t get much easier than...

June 26, 2014


One of the world’s most treasured culinary and medicinal plants, turmeric is attractive, easy to grow, and versatile. Long held in high regard for its many health benefits, turmeric has traditionally been used with cancer, arthritis, pain, inflammation, and as an anti...

Lemongrass is truly an all-star plant for edible landscaping and food foresting.  Choosing plants for a food forest or edible landscape is all about selecting plants that have the most diverse array of functions that benefit the gardener and the garden system. Lemongra...

One of our favorite species we grow here in Florida, is the Jackfruit. Originating in India, this versatile fruit tree is now distributed throughout the tropics and has been grown in Florida for over one hundred years. Just twenty years ago jackfruits were and extreme...

Here at GreenDreams we are very interested in edible Florida native plant species. We like them so much we are currently planting trial plots of many of these species on our research and demonstration farm in Spring Hill, Florida. We are the only farm that I know of cr...

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