The World Crops Database is a collection of cereals, fruits, vegetables and other crops that are grown by farmers all over the world. Use the “Search Crop Name” to find a crop.Read More
The name custard apple is sometimes used for sugar apple (sweetsop) which actually is a different but related fruit species. Because of its shape the custard apple is also called Ox heart or Bull’s heart.
The fruits are usually eaten fresh as a snack or dessert. Open the fruit and spoon out the white flesh which is soft, juicy and has a sweet taste.Read More
Bananas are the world's best-selling fruits, followed by apples and oranges. They originate from tropical South-East Asia but are now found in almost all tropical regions of the world.
The genus Musa includes several species and cultivars of bananas. Some are used as fruits, some as vegetables.Read More
Okinawan spinach is native to China, Thailand and Myanmar. It is cultivated as a vegetable or as a medicinal herb.Read More
Maize (or Corn) is the number one cereal in the world. It is important as a staple crop in Africa and South America and it is also important worldwide as a fodder crop.Read More
Daikon is a large white type of radish, which originates from East and Southeast Asia. As a root vegetable it is used in Chinese, Japanese and Thai recipes. In North America it is grown as a fallow crop and the leaves can be used as animal fodder.Read More
Jerusalem artichoke is related to the sunflower. It originates from eastern North America and is grown in temperate climates for its tubers which are used as a root vegetable.Read More
Rose hips of sweet briar can be used to make marmalade.
The term 'rose hip' is used for fruits of rose plants.Read More
Cabbage tree is a tree in the Moringa genus. Its leaves are edible and seeds can be used to purify water. Cabbage tree is native to Kenya and Ethiopia.Read More
Capsicum chinense is species of chili pepper with several different varieties, including Habanero and Madame Jeanette.Read More
Yellow lupin is often found growing as a wild plant in Mediterranean region. It is sometimes grown as a green manure. In the past, seeds were a common food in some Mediterranean countries, but nowadays they are just used as a pickled snack food.Read More
Ugli is a fruit created by hybridizing a grapefruit, orange and tangerine. It originates from Jamaica.
As the name suggests, it is not a very beautiful fruit. It has a rough, wrinkled, greenish-yellow surface.Read More
Crimson clover is a type of clover which can be grown as a forage crop for cattle. It is native to Europe. …Read More
White clover can be grown as a companion crop among lawn grasses. It tolerates close mowing and is considered to be a beneficial component of lawn care because it can fix nitrogen and competes with lawn weeds. White clover is also a good forage crop for livestock.Read More
Red clover is a legume that is often grown as a fodder crop or as a green manure. It is also used to make a sweet-tasting herbal tea.Read More
Ana tree is a thorny tree that is used in Africa for nitrogen fixation and erosion control. The wood is used to make canoes, mortars and pestles. The pods are used as a fodder for livestock.Read More
The king oyster mushroom is an edible mushroom native to Mediterranean region. It is cultivated commercially, for example in Italy, Japan, Australia, China, South Korea, and USA.Read More
Lion's mane mushroom is an edible mushroom, often used in Chinese vegetarian cuisine. It is cultivated commercially on wood or sawdust. It is sold fresh or dried.Read More