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 high quality edible 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. Arachis Pintoi, Mani forrajero
  5. Amazon Apple
  6. Atherton Oak Nut, (Athertonia diversifolia), Atherton
  7. Banana, (Musa × paradisiaca), Guineo
  8. Banana – Red dacca, (Musa acuminata (AAA Group) ‘Red Dacca’), Guineo morado
  9. Blackberry Tree, (Morus Nigra), Arbol de mora
  10. Borojo, (Alibertia patinoi), Borojo
  11. Breadfruit, (Artocarpus altilis), Fruti Pan
  12. Bamboo – various types edible shoots
  13. Beehive (Honey, pollination of fruit trees, pollen)
  14. Cacao, Nacional Fino de Aroma, Theobroma
  15. Cinnamon, (Cinnamomum verum), Canela
  16. Coffee, Cafe
  17. Coco, (Cocos nucifera), Coco
  18. Sweet corn, choclo/maiz
  19. Caimito, (Pouteria caimito), Caimito
  20. Chaya, (Cnidoscolus aconitifolius), Chaya
  21. Cherry tomatoes, (Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme), tomate cherry
  22. Calabash Tree, (Crescentia cujete)
  23. Star fruit, (Averrhoa carambola), Carambola
  24. Dragon Fruit Yellow, (Hylocereus megalanthus), Pitahaya
  25. Durian, (Durio zibethinus), Durian
  26. Jackfruit, (Artocarpus heterophyllus), Jaka
  27. Purple mangosteen
  28. Sweet granadilla, (Passiflora ligularis), Granadilla
  29. Soursop, (Annona muricata), Guanábana
  30. Fig, (Ficus carica), Higo
  31. Grape Tree
  32. Grapefruit
  33. GingerTumeric
  34. Guayusa, Ilex guayusa
  35. Ice cream beam, (Psidium acutangulum), Guava
  36. Katuk, (Sauropus androgynus), Katuk
  37. Lemongrass, (Cymbopogon), Hierba Luisa
  38. Lemon
  39. Lemon Mandarine, Mandarina Agria
  40. Lime
  41. Luffa, Luffa
  42. Macadamia Nut, (Macadamia integrifolia), Macadamia
  43. Mandarine
  44. Mango
  45. Mani de arbol
  46. Membrillo, (Cydonia oblonga), Quince
  47. Moringa, Moringa oleifera
  48. Mountain Apple, (Bellucia Pentamera), Manzana de montana
  49. Neem
  50. Noni, Morinda citrifolia, Noni
  51. Rice
  52. Orange
  53. Papaya, Paw Paw – Carica papaya
  54. Passion fruit, (Passiflora edulis), Granadilla
  55. Pili Nut Tree, (Canarium Ovatum), Pili
  56. Pineapple
  57. Peruvian cherry
  58. Peach-palm, (Bactris gasipaes), Palmito, Chonta
  59. Rollina Deliciosa, Annona
  60. Snake fruit, (Bali Salak (Salacca zalacca)), Salak
  61. Sangre de drago, (Croton urucurana), Sangre de drago
  62. Sapote, (Tzapotl), Sapote
  63. Sugar Cane, Caña de azúcar, Saccharum officinarum
  64. Vetiver