Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Any Home, Anywhere: (like lemons, limes, citrons, grapefruit, kumquats, sunquats, tahitian oranges, barbados cherries, figs, guavas, dragon fruit, miracle berries, olives, passion fruit, coffee, chocolate, tea, black peppe

Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Any Home, Anywhere: (like lemons, limes, citrons, grapefruit, kumquats, sunquats, tahitian oranges, barbados cherries, figs, guavas, dragon fruit, miracle berries, olives, passion fruit, coffee, chocolate, tea, black peppe

by Byron E. Martin, Laurelynn G. Martin

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Overview

Fresh * Fragrant * Flavorful
Houseplants You Can Taste
Imagine sweet lemons in your sunroom and bananas in your breakfast nook. You don't have to live in the tropics to grow and enjoy exotic edibles; properly chosen tropical plants will thrive in containers set in sunny indoor locations, no matter what the temperature is outdoors. Laurelynn Martin and Byron Martin share decades of experience and family secrets in this practical guide to selecting, caring for, and pruning 47 tropical plants that bring beautiful foliage, lovely fragrances, and most — appealing of all — luscious fruits to every climate.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603425773
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 11/27/2010
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 178,143
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Byron E. Martin is president and co-owner of Logee’s Tropical Plants, a business that has been in his family since 1892. He is co-author of Logee's Greenhouses Spectacular Container Plants and is a nationally recognized expert in growing tropical container plants.



Laurelynn G. Martin is vice-president and co-owner of Logee’s Tropical Plants.  She is co-author of Logee’s Spectacular Container Plants, which won the Independent Publisher’s Book Award in 2005, and she received the MGA Green Thumb Award for Plant Photography and Copy in both 2005 and 2008.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Enjoying an Indoor Edible Oasis

Part 1: Citrus Fruits
Australian Finger Lime, Calamondin Orange, Citron, Citrumelo, Grapefruit, Kumquat, Lemon, Lime, Myrtle-Leaf Orange, Orange, Sunquat, Sweet Lemon, Tahitian Orange, Tangerine, Temple Orange

Part 2: The Rest of the Tropical Fruit Basket
Acerola, Australian Beach Cherry, Avocado, Banana, Dragon Fruit, Dwarf Pomegranate, Fig, Guava, June Plum, Miracle Berry, Naranjilla, Noni, Olive, Orangeberry, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Peanut Butter Fruit, Pineapple, Pineapple Guava, Rose Apple, Sapodilla, Star Fruit, Tree Tomato

Part 3: Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate
Chocolate, Coffee, Tea, Yerba Mate

Part 4: Sugar and Spices
Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Sugarcane, Vanilla

Part 5: Plant Care
Getting Started from the Bottom Up, Maintaining Your Plants, Propagation, Pests and Diseases, Troubleshooting Guide

Glossary - Resources - Acknowledgments - Index

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