Unusual Edible for October 2016

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Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans).

Native to Mexico and Guatemala, this fast growing subtropical sage offers sweet citrusy-pineapple leaves which can be used to flavor meat or be prepared as tea.
Expect a vigorous upright shrub covered in tender pubescent leaves which reaches 4-5ft. height.  Hummingbirds love the red flowers which come on non-stop most of the year.
Give regular water in a container setting or let naturalize in the garden where it can grow a big root system and become independent of water in a few months.   Prune back to keep at any desired size.

Check out this Pineapple Sage Chicken Recipe at “Group Recipes”

 

4″ Pots of Pineapple Sage $4.99 at Ploughshares