A little pinch applied to a scratching post should do the trick. The ripe berries of this aromatic fruit are too gelatinous to use, so … Copyright ©2020 Edible South Florida. Dried, the flowers are used in teas and infusions and add a dramatic and unusual blue color to drinks, rice and other dishes. Then roll the leaves to crush and break them and ferment in a paper bag for a day or two. One of the best parts of living in subtropical South Florida is harvesting fresh foods year-round, and that includes spice trees, shrubs, vines and rhizomes. Cacao trees have large leaves that provide shade for the pods that grow from the trunk and branches. Rub the leaves on your skin and the fragrance will linger all day. Once they’re starting to make buds, spray them with fish emulsion or another organic fertilizer. Glazed pots require far less watering than raw … Kaffir limes are small, wrinkled fruits with a small amount of juice that's too bitter for use, but a tiny amount of grated zest adds fragrance to desserts and other dishes. This easy-to-grow grass is widely used in Southeast Asian cooking, adding a lemony warm fragrance to curries, soups, curry pastes, even infused liquor. Traditionally used for holiday baking, cinnamon, ginger and allspice add punch to savory recipes, too. Cardamom requires approximately 3 years of growth to produce capsules containing seeds. Grow this as an understory plant protected from the wind and too much direct sun. This is a small tree that grows to 40 ft (12.2 m) tall, with large 4-8 in ( cm) long leaves. Dried and powdered ginger and turmeric are used in dishes ranging from baked goods to curries, rice dishes, ginger ale and ginger beer. Are you sure you want to delete your notes for this recipe? These are leathery, evergreen, opposite, oblong, aromatic and quite attractive. Plant in full sun or filtered light and protect it if temps drop into the 30s. Jicama Plant: Varieties, Growing Guide, Care, Problems, and Harvest, Growing Strawberries: How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Strawberries, Growing Summer Squash: Best Varieties, Planting, Tips, and Harvesting, Growing Garlic: How to Plant, Grow, Harvest, and Store, Growing Apple Trees: The Complete Guide to Plant, Grow, & Harvest Apples, Growing Citronella: Varieties, Planting Guide, Care, Problems and Harvest, Growing Yacon: Best Varieties, Planting Guide, Care, Problems and Harvest, Growing Chervil: Varieties, Planting Guide, Caring, and Harvesting This Classic Herb, Growing Chia: Planting Guide, Care, Problems and Harvest, Growing Melons: Varieties, Planting Guide, Care, Problems and Harvest, Growing Feijoa: The Complete Guide to Plant, Grow and Harvest Feijoa, Marshmallow Plant (Althaea Officinalis): Growing Guide, Care, Problems, and Harvest, Growing Wheat: Varieties, Planting Guide, Care, Problems, and Harvest, Growing Peppergrass in Your Garden: Planting Guide, Care, Problems and Harvest, Growing Echinacea: The Complete Guide to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Echinacea, How to Grow Gochu (Korean Chili Peppers) for Gochujang, Growing Thyme: Varieties, How to Plant, Care, Problems, and Harvest, Growing Lemon Verbena: The Complete Guide to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Lemon Verbena, Growing Lavender: The Complete Guide to Plant, Grow, & Harvest Lavender, Growing Nasturtiums: The Complete Guide to Plant, Grow and Harvest Nasturtiums. The spice or condiment, allspice, is made from the dried, unripe fruit of the allspice or pimento tree. So do allspice, pepper vines, ginger and turmeric. Planting Information on Calycanthus Floridus. This slow-growing tree evergreen reaches 20 feet. When it dies back, harvest the rhizomes. Heirloom seeds are the gardeners choice for seed-saving from year-to-year. Article from Edible South Florida at https://ediblesouthflorida.ediblecommunities.com/eat/growing-spices-and-herbs-south-florida, Rare Fruit and Vegetable Council of Broward County, Mother Earth Miami: Community Supported Herbalists.