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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...
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...
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.
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....
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....
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.
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