Momma G Farms

Katuk (Sauropus androgynus)

Katuk comes from the Borneo rain forest and is an understory shrub. This beautiful shrub can reach 8 feet in height and is a great backdrop to a shady garden area. The leaves, flowers, and fruit are edible. The fresh leaves are sweet and have a tasty peanut like aftertaste. The leaves, flowers, and fruit are wonderful in salads and stir fry dishes.

Philippine Spinach (Talinum fruticosum) It is also called Ceylon spinach, Fame flower, Potherb Fameflower, Surinam Purslane, Sweetheart, and Waterleaf. It is cultivated as a leafy vegetable in Africa and South and Southeast Asia.

In the Philippines, it goes by the name 'talinum,' and is often dismissed as a weed. It likes a lot of sun, but will grow in a patio environment.

Talinum is a tropical herbaceous perennial plant rich in vitamin A and C, calcium, iron, and dietary fiber. The young leaves and stalks are used raw or blanched in salads. They are also cooked in a variety of ways just like spinach. Talinum is often used in salads, stir-fried greens, sinigang, and fried rice.

Moringa Seeds (when in season)

Moringa seeds are full of vitamins and minerals. They are edible. The seeds are also used for producing a wonderful oil which has many medicinal uses.

We have many more edible plants and medicinal herbs at the farm.

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Momma G Farms 36815 Leslye Lane, Eustis, FL 32736

Here are a few of the plants we have growing at our farm.

Moringa Pods (when in season)

The Moringa tree gives wonderful pods or also called drumsticks, that are edible and full of nutrients.

Malabar Spinach (Basella Rubra) - If you are looking for a different flavor from traditional spinach, then this gorgeous combination of deep green leaves set against burgundy stems and violet blooms will be perfect in your herb garden.  Young leaves of this herb plant can be cooked and added to recipes and fresh leaves make a great salad. Climbing to 10 feet or more, Malabar Spinach is a lovely vine for trellises and arbors. It is also commonly referred to as Climbing Spinach Vine, Red Vine Spinach or Creeping Spinach.

Cranberry Hibiscus Mahogany Spendor(Hibiscus acetosella)

Easy to grow, loves the Florida sun and very drought tolerant.
The young tender red leaves have a tart flavor and are an attractive addition to fruit and tossed salads, slaws, or stir fries. Pinch the tips of stems as it grows to make it bushy, otherwise it will grow several feet tall and fall over.  

The hibiscus plant, in general, is accredited as a rich source of vitamin C. This is especially beneficial to add to your winter days when you may need more of that vitamin C boost. Though not as potent, hibiscus also contains vitamin B-3 which is also called niacin, and B-2, or riboflavin. The B vitamins are known to give you more energy throughout the day, another added benefit to cranberry hibiscus.

Dried Moringa Leaf Powder
Harvested weekly and slow dried without heat to ensure they retain their optimal nutritional benefits
Moringa Tree (moringa oleifera)

These fast growing trees have nutrient packed leaves, fruit pods, and seeds. Another great addition to any food garden and edible landscape. This tree needs full sun to thrive.

Salad Tree Hibiscus (Abelmoschus Manihot)

The Salad Tree Hibiscus is a flowering plant in the mallow family Malvaceae. It was formerly considered a species of Hibiscus, but is now classified in the genus Abelmoschus. The plant is also known as the sunset muskmallow, sunset hibiscus, salad tree hibiscus or hibiscus manihot. This edible hibiscus is a shrubby perennial from Indonesia, the leaves of which are flavorful eaten fresh as one would eat lettuce or cooked either alone or added to soups.  It is grown exclusively for its leaves and is a very prolific producer, out yielding most crops planted for the production of leafy greens.  It is touted as having very high nutritive value.  The leaves can be as large as a slice of bread and one leaf can be used instead of lettuce.

Our organically grown moringa,edible plants and medicinal herbs are available locally here in Central Florida.

Visit us each week on Saturdays starting on July 7, 2018 at Momma G Farms Eustis location of 36815 Leslye Lane, Eustis, Fl 32736 we are open from 9am to 5pm. We are available for area school field trips and adult seminars.

We are also at Mount Dora Village Market- Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm located at 230 West 4th Street, Mount Dora, Florida. Downtown area in Sunset Park.

Please use our contact page for any questions.

Longevity Spinach (Gynura procumbens)

 An edible vine found in China, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Leaves are ovate-elliptic or lanceolate, 3.5 to 8 centimeters long, and 0.8 to 3.5 centimeters wide. 

Several studies suggest that G. procumbens has anti-inflammatory properties and an ability to regulate blood glucose levels along with other medicinal benefits such as lowering cholesterol. In fact, another common name for the plant is Cholesterol spinach. Longevity spinach is used in Southeast Asian folk medicine to treat topical inflammation, rheumatism, and viral ailments. Longevity spinach is also quite high in protein. 

Longevity Spinach is a sprawling herbaceous plant with stems that can reach out 20 feet long if left to grow without any maintenance. With lovely orange flowers. It is best to give the plant at least 4 square feet of space to sprawl out then maintain the growth that spills out of its designated area by cutting (or eating) the plant back. Will grow in full sun or partial shade.

Okinawa Spinach (Gynura crepioides)  A dense, low growing plant to 70 cm high. Easily the most low maintenance perennial leaf vegetable; it is a hardy plant and relatively pest-free. Thriving in warm, wet conditions Okinawa Spinach does best in subtropical and tropical areas; it is sensitive to frost. An attractive plant with shiny leaves that are green on top and purple underneath; the flowers are very small and orange. It grows best in partial shade in Florida.