Orchid Show at NY Botanical Garden, Pt. 3
Cucamelons: They’re grape-sized watermelons that taste like cucumbers with a tinge of lime
They’re native to Mexico and Central America. They also go by the following names: mouse melon, Mexican sour gherkin, Mexican miniature watermelon and Mexican sour cucumber. [homegrown-revolution.co.uk]
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Life within death.
Physalis alkekengi, or the Chinese/Japanese Lantern, blooms during Winter and dries during Spring. Once it is dried, the bright red fruit is seen. The outer cover is a thin mesh that held the flower petals, seen in golden brown colour.
oh my god this is literal fairytale shit
The Japanese Painted Fern(Athyrium niponicum ‘Ursula’s Red’) is a species of Ffern in the genus Athyrium, native to eastern Asia in Japan, northern China, Korea and Taiwan.
Pink Pearl is an apple cultivar developed in 1944 by Albert Etter, a northern California breeder. Pink Pearl apples are named for their bright, pink flesh. They have a translucent yellow-green skin and an aromatic flesh with a delicious sweet-tart flavor.
dicentra spectabilis ‘alba’ - bleeding heart.
The Magic Dogwood(Cornus florida subspecies urbiniana). A rare Mexican version of the common American Dogwood tree. This variety is noted for its flower bracts, which are fused together, resulting in an amazing display of spirals and shapes.
Finger lime varieties. Finger limes are a micro-citrus originally discovered growing wild in Australia. The interior pulp can best be described as citrus pearls, or citrus caviar. The citrus pearls can be squeezed out of the finger lime and used in any place that you would use a lemon or lime. The flavor is similar to that of a lemon-lime-grapefruit combo, the juice bursts from the citrus pearls when bitten into.
I don’t even kno what to do with myself
Yareta (Azorella compacta, also known as “Llareta” in Spanish or Azorella yareta in the past) is a tiny flowering plant in the family Apiaceae native to South America. Many yaretas are over 3,000 years old. It is traditionally harvested as fuel, but the slow growth makes that use non sustainable.