Florida Heritage Foods

Florida Heritage Gardening Resources

The Florida Heritage Gardening Resources below are designed to assist educators and gardeners in the design and development of gardens that highlight easy to grow crops that are significant to Florida’s multicultural history. 
Garden chart

Planning a Florida Heritage Garden (PDF) provides planting and harvesting information for 37 heritage crops that are easy to grow in Florida. In addition to genus and species, the chart includes a variety of multi-cultural common names for each plant. The three-page full-color layout is an ideal starter for first-time gardeners, school gardens and other food and culture enthusiasts. The chart is available in both Spanish and English.

Crops included: Aloe, Bay Leaf, Bitter Melon, Black-eyed Peas, Bok choy, Cassava, Celosia, Chaya, Chayote, Collards, Colorful Potatoes, Daikon Radish, Fig, Garlic Chives, Ginger, Kiwano, Lavender, Malabar, Mint, Mizuna, Molokhiya, Mustard, Nopal, Okra, Olive, Oregano, Parsley, Pigeon Peas, Pomegranates, Roselle, Rosemary, Shiitake mushroom, Sweet Potato, Tarragon, thyme, Tomatillo, and Turmeric. 

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