New Book ** Edible Perennials: 50 Top perennials from Plants For A Future. Current interest in forest or woodland garden designs reflects an awareness that permanent mixed plantings are inherently more sustainable than annual monocultures. They safeguard and enrich soil ecosystems... more >>

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Top Rated Edible Plants


See our choice of top edible annuals here
(An annuals is a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year)


See our choice of top edible biennials here
(A biennial is a flowering plant that takes two years to complete its biological lifecycle. In the first year the plant grows leaves, stems, and roots (vegetative structures), then it enters a period of dormancy over the colder months.)


See our choice of top edible bulbs here
(A bulb is an underground vertical shoot that has modified leaves (or thickened leaf bases) that are used as food storage organs by a dormant plant.)


See our choice of top edible climbers here
(A climber is a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants.)


See our choice of top edible perennials here
(A perennial plant or perennial (Latin per, "through", annus, "year") is a plant that lives for more than two years. When used by gardeners or horticulturalists, applies specifically to winter hardy perennial herbaceous plants.)


See our choice of top edible shrubs & bamboos here
(A shrub or bush is a horticultural rather than a strict botanical category of woody plant, distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and lower height, usually less than 5–6 m (15–20 ft) tall.)


See our choice of top edible trees here
(A tree is a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms.)