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Maize Zea mays
Maize, Corn, Indian Corn, Sweet CornMaize is an annual, warm-climate crop in the grass family, thriving in open sunny environments with daytime temperatures of 20-24C. Maize is used fresh, frozen, canned, rolled and roasted for corn flakes, pressed for oil, or processed for ethanol as fuel. Maize is also an important feed source...
Cape Gooseberry Physalis peruviana
Peruvian groundcherryCape 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...
Painted Mountain Corn Zea mays
Painted Mountain CornFrank Kutka in Montana, USA (who is helping the developer to promote the corn) brought this seed to ECHO’s attention. Frank wrote, "Corn breeder Dave Christensen has developed a corn that will grow quite far north in the USA (Montana). We wondered if some of the traits bred into 'Painted...
Dill Anethum graveolens
DillDill is a freely-branching, blue-green, feathery-leafed, annual herb, with yellow flowers in an umbrella-like cluster, growing to 1 m tall. Dill has been cultivated for centuries from the Mediterranean to southern Russia for both the seeds and leaves. It is now naturalized and grows wild on...
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Tomatillo Physalis ixocarpa
Tomatillo, Jam Berry, Mexican Husk TomatoA semi-woody annual related to tomatoes that can attain heights of 1.2-1.5m. Staking plants early on and throughout the life of the crop will help plants bear the weight of the fruit and the fruit will be easier to harvest. Harvest when fruit fills out the husk and husk splits at bottom of fruit....