1. 2016-01-25 Gene Fifer at Cornell University responds to Brad Ward’s article on permaculture in EDN 129 in "Potential Constraints to Sharing Permaculture Ideas." Abram Bicksler, Director of ECHO’s Impact Center in Thailand, writes in response to the article about Inca nut in EDN 129 "Caution about Inca Nut."...
  2. 2015-10-30 Inca nut (Plukenetia volubilis) is a forest plant from the South American Amazon where it has been used as a wild food source for over 3000 years. It is gaining attention as a valuable vegetable oil crop, and is now being grown more widely. ECHO recently obtained seed from Southeast Asia, which...
  3. Inca nut is a semi-woody, perennial, vining plant with large (~10 cm wide), heart-shaped leaves. It is monoecious, with individual plants having both male and female flowers. Each inflorescence (group of flowers on a plant stem) has one or two female flowers and about 60 male flowers. Successful...