Florida’s Wild Edible plants Continued
last week I talked about 2 of Florida’s wild edible plants, here are two more
#3 MuscadineGrapes (Vitis spp
There are several species of grapes that occupy Florida. Muscadine, summer grape, and Florida grape can be found all over Florida.2 Grapes are gathered in spring for their leaves, in summer for their fruit, and also in fall. Muscadine grapes being the most common are typically found in well drained soils. It is characterized by its heart-shaped leaves with toothed edges that produce purplish black or even golden green fruit.
These aren’t exactly table grapes as they possess a thicker outer skin and sour flavor. They’re usually made into jams, jellies, and even pies. The USDA says muscadine grapes have been found to have significant amounts of the antioxidant resveratrol, fiber, and essential minerals.
#4 Purslane (Portulaca spp.)
To be continued next week
Well, that’s all the news from the south,
Happy” farming” to all the farm girl sisters out there.
See you next time down on the farm..