Flora

Due to the ecological farming, there’s a rich biodiversity to find on Mavronero Farm. Here, we introduce you to the plants and their usage and specifications.

Arugula/Rocket (Eruca sativa)

Eruca vesicaria, known as Arugula in American English and Rocket in British English, stands as a vibrant testament to the rich tapestry of flavors that the Mediterranean region has to offer. This edible annual plant, a member of the Brassicaceae…

Mustard (Brassicaceae)

Cyprus, with its rich history and diverse flora, plays host to a spectacular natural event every spring—the blooming of mustard flowers. This vibrant display not only adds a burst of color to the island's landscapes but also weaves a cultural…

Thistle (Carduus)

In the heart of Cyprus, amidst the olive-laden expanses, thrives an unassuming yet resilient botanical companion—the Cirsium Vulgare, more commonly known as the Common Thistle. This botanical marvel, with its lance-shaped leaves and distinctive…

Pecan (Carya illinoinensis)

In the heart of the Mavronero Farm stands the Pecan tree (Carya illinoinensis). Known for its delicious and nutritious nuts, the Pecan tree was planted decades ago amidst rows of olive groves. In this article, we delve into the characteristics,…

Opuntia (Opuntia ficus-indica L.)

Today, we're diving into the enchanting world of the Opuntia cactus, a resilient and intriguing succulent. With its unique appearance and numerous benefits, the Opuntia, also known as the prickly pear cactus, adds a touch of exotic charm to…

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.)

Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean, the island of Cyprus is not only renowned for its stunning landscapes and rich history but also for its unique flora. Among the variety of aromatic treasures one plant stands out – the Cypriot Thyme…

Fig (Ficus carica)

Nestled in the embrace of the Moraceae family, the fig, borne from the small tree Ficus carica, emerges as a culinary treasure and an ornamental gem. With roots tracing back to the Mediterranean and western Asia, the fig has graced human cultivation…