PLANTS THAT ARE USED FOR FOOD
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Malus Domestica
Apples grow in cold climates, mostly in Tumut and Batlow. Apples are full of vitamins, fiber and minerals. An apple is a good source of potassium, phosphorus, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron and zinc. Apples can also be bad for you. Apples contain suger. The energy you get from eating an apple lasts longer than the energy you get from eating white table sugar. Young trees need extra attention with water. With young trees it helps if you keep the area around the tree mulched and weed free to conserve water.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Musa paradisiaca
Bananas are the largest flowering plant. They grow in humid and tropical regions of the world. Bananas are grown in a group hanging from the top of the plant. Bananas are a great source of vitamin B and a moderate amount of vitamin C. During the ripening process bananas produce gas which acts like a plants hormone. Banana plants like rich, dark soils and lots of mulch and organic matter. They don't like strong winds, being exposed, and being thirsty.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Annona cherimola
Cherimoya is a heart shaped fruit that is native to South America. It now grows in South Asia, Central America, South America, Southern California, Portugal, Southern Andalucia and the South of Italy. In every 100 grams of cherimoya there are 75 calories in it. Cherimoyas have a great fragrance. They like full sun light. The seed is poisoness if it is swallowed. Cherimoyas like a large range of soil types. They especially like medium soil of moderate fertility.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rubus idaeus
Raspberrys are native to North America and Eurasia. They grow in gardens from bare-roots plants in autumn. They like around 6-8 hours of sunlight a day. They produce a rich source of minerals and vitamins. The plants is a small shrub. It belongs to the Rosaceae family. Raspberries grow very well in the temperate regions. Raspberries are also low in fat, colesterole-free, rich source of minerals and high in fiber and vitamin C.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rubus x
Tayberry is a fruit shaped like a cone. It has a reddish purple colour when ripe. A tayberry is similar to a blackberry. Tayberries are low in calories, high in fiber and they contain antioxidants. Tayberries grow well in many soils. They produce the most berries when in full sun and well drained soil. The tayberry was named after the river Tay in Scotland. Tayberries were first originated from Scotland. Tayberry is a cross between blackberry and raspberry.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Daucus carota