Soursop (Guanabana)

Soursop (Guanabana)

We are so grateful to have a mature graviola tree (scientific name Annona muricata, common name of fruit is soursop) at the Ardent Light Motherland. One of our favorite tropical fruits and famous for its cancer curing properties, soursop (guanábana…

Noni

Noni

Noni (scientific name Morinda citrifolia) is a tree known for its foul tasting, bad smelling (smells like blue cheese), but nutritious fruits and its ability to grow nearly anywhere in a tropical to subtropical environment, including volcanic landscapes and limestone…

Kale (Kale)

Kale (Kale)

Kale is a nutrient-dense green leafy vegetable that belongs to the cruciferous family of vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and collards. Appearance There are three varieties of kale: curly, dinosaur, and ornamental. The curly kale that have green…

Bananas (Bananos)

Bananas (Bananos)

The Ardent Light Motherland is blessed with about 500 banana trees of six different varieties making our tribe banana self-sufficient (we never have to buy bananas again). Banana (called banano in Costa Rica) is the most popular fruit in the world…

Lemon (Limón)

Lemon (Limón)

We are blessed to have five mature rangpur lemon trees (scientic name Citrus limonia, known as limón mandarina in Costa Rica) at the Ardent Light Motherland. Limón mandarina is a hybrid between the mandarin orange and the lemon. It is…