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Egusi Melon Citrullus lanatus
Egusi Melon, Ibara, Wild WatermelonEgusi melon is a fast-spreading creeping vine. The taxonomy is not clear but the ECHO seed comes from what is probably a variety or sub-species of watermelon. The white, bitter fruits are inedible; instead it is grown for the seeds which contain 50% oil and 30% protein and can be ground into a...
Onion Allium cepa L
OnionOnion is a hardy biennial from southern parts of Russia and Iran. It was disseminated by the Indo-European peoples during their numerous migrations. Very ancient forms of Onion are still for sale in Middle Eastern markets.
Garlic Chives Allium tuberosum
Garlic Chives, Chinese Chives, Chinese LeekGarlic Chives have mild, flat, tender leaves that taste like onion and garlic. Garlic Chives are a perennial, cool season vegetable, which flowers in the hot summer. They can tolerate high temperature and grow in many soil types.
Watermelon Citrullus lanatus
WatermelonWatermelon is a spreading vine producing large, fleshy fruit. Although all parts of the fruit are edible it is mainly grown for the juicy flesh which is typically red but can be yellow or pink. There are both seeded and seedless varieties.
Leek Allium ampeloprasum
Leek, Blue Leek, Great Headed Garlic, Levant GarlicLeeks are a close biennial relative of both onion and garlic, but do not form bulbs. Leaves are flat and large, when cooked they are milder in taste than onions, and are mainly used in soups and similar dishes.
High Carotene Carrot Daucus carota var. sativus ‘ Beta III’
High Carotene Carrot, Beta IiiWild carrots (Daucus carota) are native in Western Europe, the Near East, and the Mediterranean region. Wild carrots now are widely distributed in temperate Europe, Asia, and in parts of Africa, Australia, and the Americas. It has become a common weed species in croplands in many portions of its...
Uberlandia Carrot Daucus carota var. sativus
Uberlandia CarrotMost carrot varieties are temperate biennial plants requiring two years to complete the life cycle. Normally, a cold period during the dormant winter season is required for the first year plants to send up flowering stalks that produce flowers and seeds during the second growing season. Dr....
Bunching Onion Allium fistulosum
Bunching Onion, ScallionBunching onions are perennial (often grown as an annual), and are similar in taste and smell to their relative the common onion, Allium cepa. Though some cultivars have a slightly-thickened base (pseudostem), bunching onions rarely form bulbs. Thus, they are eaten as a green onion.
Carrot Daucus carota var. sativus
CarrotCarrots have a swollen taproot that can be up to 25 cm long. This is generally a temperateor high altitude tropical cropand is biennial. But the variety ‘Uberlandia’ does well in the lower tropics and can set seed in the same season. Carrot rootstaste best when harvested in cooler weather.