At PermaTree we have a few so called “Food Forest’s” zones. So far a total of 7 zones, within the most accessible part of the farm (permaculture zones: 1,2,3,4), dedicated to grow high a diversity of fruits. As you can see these food forest zones are spread between our other crops. In the initial phase we have been able to identify which plants thrive more than others in the overall tropical / humid climate. But interestingly over time ,the exact location of the plant in terms of “contour lines” of the zone topography can wary extremely in development of each plant.

Food Forest: Garden Eden

“Forest gardening” is a prehistoric method of securing food in tropical areas. These gardens exemplify polyculture, and conserve much crop genetic diversity and heirloom plants that are not found in monocultures. Forest gardens have been loosely compared to the religious concept of the Garden of Eden.

Goal: Food self-sufficiency

Our main goal with the food forest is to have more than enough food for ourselves and everybody at the farm animals included. With a focus on nutricional high quality fats such as avocado, coconuts, all amazonic nuts and naturally all the tropical fruits you can imagine.

The PermaTree Food Forest Overview

Finally we have a good overview of the edible plants and (bamboo, vetiver, Arachis, etc.) we have been planting with this list here (Alphabetical Ordering – English, Latin, Local):

  1. Avocado, (Persea americana), Aguacate
  2. Apai, (Grias-peruviana o Sachamangua), Apai
  3. Aloe, (Aloe vera), Sabila
  4. Jackfruit, (Artocarpus heterophyllus), Jaka
  5. Cinnamon, (Cinnamomum verum), Canela
  6. Blackberry Tree, (Morus Nigra), Arbol de mora
  7. Borojo, (Alibertia patinoi), Borojo
  8. Coffee
  9. Caimito, (Pouteria caimito), Caimito
  10. Chaya, (Cnidoscolus aconitifolius), Chaya
  11. Star fruit, (Averrhoa carambola), Carambola
  12. Peach-palm, (Bactris gasipaes), Chonta
  13. Coco, (Cocos nucifera), Coco
  14. Durian, (Durio zibethinus), Durian
  15. Breadfruit, (Artocarpus altilis), Fruti Pan
  16. Sweet granadilla, (Passiflora ligularis), Granadilla
  17. Soursop, (Annona muricata), Guanábana
  18. Ice cream beam, (Psidium acutangulum), Guava
  19. Banana, (Musa × paradisiaca), Guineo
  20. Red dacca banana, (Musa acuminata (AAA Group) ‘Red Dacca’), Guineo morado
  21. Lemongrass, (Cymbopogon), Hierba Luisa
  22. Fig, (Ficus carica), Higo
  23. Katuk, (Sauropus androgynus), Katuk
  24. Lemon
  25. Lemon Mandarine
  26. Lime
  27. Luffa, Luffa
  28. Macadamia Nut, (Macadamia integrifolia), Macadamia
  29. Mandarine
  30. Mango
  31. Purple mangosteen
  32. Mani de arbol
  33. Arachis Pintoi
  34. Amazon Apple
  35. Passion fruit, (Passiflora edulis), Granadilla
  36. Moringa, Moringa oleifera
  37. Orange
  38. Neem
  39. Noni, Morinda citrifolia, Noni
  40. Atherton Oak Nut, (Athertonia diversifolia), Atherton
  41. Papaya
  42. Pili Nut Tree, (Canarium Ovatum), Pili
  43. Pineapple
  44. Yellow dragon fruit, (Stenocereus/Hylocereus), Pitahaya
  45. Grapefruit
  46. Rollina Deliciosa
  47. Snake fruit, (Bali Salak (Salacca zalacca)), Salak
  48. Sangre de drago, (Croton urucurana), Sangre de drago
  49. Calabash Tree, (Crescentia cujete)
  50. Sapote, (Tzapotl), Sapote
  51. Peruvian cherry
  52. Grape Tree
  53. Vetiver
  54. Cacao
  55. Ginger & Tumeric