Raphanus sativus is mainly grown for its large, succulent and edible root veggie

Raphanus sativus (Chinese/Japanese White Radish, Oriental/Cultivated Radish, Giant White Radish, Daikon, Lobak Putih in Malay) Chinese White Radish or Giant White Radish is primarily grown for its large, succulent and edible root vegetable. Turnip cake made with Chinese white radish is a traditional Lunar New Year dish. Growing wild, they are regarded as invasive species in […]

Aucuba japonica has been given the Award of Garden Merit

Aucuba japonica (Spotted Laurel, Japanese Laurel, Japanese Aucuba, Gold Dust Plant) Spotted Laurel or Japanese Aucuba is often grown for its variegated foliage. Grow this beauty to enjoy its brilliantly coloured red berries that persist on the plant for a very long time. The Royal Horticultural Society has given Aucuba japonica the Award of Garden […]

Garcinia mangostana produces fruits that’s often referred to as ‘Queen of Tropical Fruit’

Garcinia mangostana (Mangosteen, Purple Mangosteen, Manggis in Malay) Mangosteen is a tropical fruit about the size of a tangerine and often referred to as the ‘Queen of Tropical Fruit’. Its fruit is highly valued for its luscious, juicy, delicate texture and slightly sweet and sour flavour.

Saccharum officinarum as a cash crop for the production of sugar, ethanol and etcetera

Saccharum officinarum (Sugarcane, Sugar Cane, Tebu in Malay) Sugarcane or Sugar Cane is the ninth most valuable crop and livestock product by value. It is popularly grown as a cash crop for the production of sugar, ethanol and other industrial uses. Besides, Sugarcane has also been used medicinally.

Vitis vinifera with grapes eaten fresh, processed to make vine and dried to produce raisins

Vitis vinifera (Common Grape Vine, Wine Grape, Purpleleaf Grape, Anggur in Malay) Common Grape Vine is economically important as a source of grapes, both for direct consumption of its sweet fruits and for fermentation to produce wine. Also, it can be dried to produce raisins that are popularly used in cakes, eaten as is or […]