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  1. Any type of chrysanthemum flowers can be blanched, then the petals removed and added to your favorite dish. This is easiest with large petaled varieties of mums. Use only the petals, since the flower base is usually very bitter. You can also make wine from chrysanthemum flowers. Traditionally...  
  2. Cape gooseberry is a Solanaceous plant related to tomatillo and chinese lantern. The plant is perennial in the tropics and grown as an annual in temperate climates Unripe fruits are green and develop a golden-orange hue when ready for consumption. When ripe, gooseberries should fall upon shaking...  
  3. Plant Information customized to the ECHO Asia Seed Bank. These seeds are available from the Asia Seed Bank only for shipment within Asia. Please go to The ECHO Asia Seed Bank for more information on ordering.  
  4. This cotton is: pest resistant, tolerant of variable conditions (low water), and highly productive. Can be pruned after harvest for new growth/production. If taken care of, can produce for 2+ yrs as a short term perrenial. Used for making thread for clothing.  
  5. Provide well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. Stake if necessary and shelter from strong winds. Grows best in hot, sunny weather.  
  6. Mustard is another cultivar of Brassica rapa, a species of vegetable that includes a wide range of subspecies including turnips, bok choy, napa cabbage, among many others. Its preparation methods are similar to choy sum and its growing conditions are similar to mustard greens. Similar to other...  
  7. ECHO Asia Notesis a quarterly technical e-bulletin containing articles of interest to agriculture and community development workers in Asia. This list contains articles from ECHO Asia Notes, many of which have been translated into regional languages.  
  8. Fennel is cultivated both as a flavorful, aromatic herb and a vegetable around the world. The bulbous base of the plant, its leaves, and the seeds (including the flowers) can all be eaten.  
  9. Maintenance and care is similar to Tagetes erecta, Africa Heirloom. Different species known for its nematicidal properties.