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Tarwi Lupinus mutabilis
Tarwi, Andean Lupin, Pearl Lupin, TarhuiTarwi is an erect, annual, cool-season, nitrogen-fixing plant up to 2.5 m in height. For human consumption the seeds must be soaked in water for several days to remove bitter alkaloids. The seeds are high in protein, pressed for oil, and fed to livestock. Tarwi is a good green manure or cover...
Siratro Macroptilium atropurpureum
Siratro, Atro, Surple Bean, ConchitoThe exact origin of this crop is not known but it is commonly grown from southern Texas south to Peru. It was named “Siratro” and first hybridized in the early 1960’s.
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White Lupine Lupinus albus
White Lupine, Sweet LupineWhite lupine is a cool season, nitrogen-fixing, bushy, annual plant up to 1.6 m in height, and adapted to higher altitudes in the tropics. It is mainly used for forage, green manure or cover crops but non-toxic modern varieties have been developed for human consumption.