I'm making an app and for this app i need to know from which things you can grow non herbaceous plants from.

I am looking for general terms.

For instance, a coconut tree and an avocado tree van both be grown from a nut.

An apple tree, pineapple tree, and banana tree can all 3 be grown from seeds.

Are there any other trees/vines/shrubs that produce edibles of which propagation does not fall in the nut or seed category? For instance are there trees that produce spores?

Thank you

EDIT: Here is my full propagation method list.

  • Are you wanting to know only about plants that produce edible fruits/seeds/nuts?
    – Bamboo
    Apr 11 '20 at 13:49
  • @Bamboo, yes. And now that i think of it i would also like to know if there are any herbaceous plants that can grow from a nut. I take it peanuts plants grow from nuts?
    – Maurice
    Apr 11 '20 at 14:06
  • A couple of things - pineapples grow from a herbaceous plant, not a tree, Peanuts are "ground nuts", not true nuts, and do not grow on trees; they're actually seeds planted by the plant itself - see here for info bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/s2012/steinmet_vero/reproduction.htm
    – Jurp
    Apr 11 '20 at 14:39
  • Would you consider rooted cuttings a means of propagation for your app?
    – Jurp
    Apr 11 '20 at 14:40
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    Let's talk apples - you can certainly plant the seeds from an apple,but what grows may be 50 feet tall with thorns and rather unpleasant apples, once they appear anyway, which will take years. So yes, it's an apple tree, but not a known variety and it may not produce tasty fruits. With chili peppers if you save seed from a pepper you grew yourself outdoors, what grows the following year may not be the variety you kept the seeds from. As well, any plant that is an F1 hybrid usually produces sterile seeds. tomatoes can be grown reliably from seed, if they have not been allowed to crosspollinate
    – Bamboo
    Apr 11 '20 at 22:06

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