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Cilantro Coriandrum sativum
Cilantro, Chinese Parsley, Dhania, Coriander (Seed)This herb used for flavoring is thought to have come from southern Europe or Asia Minor.
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.
Seven Year Lima Phaseolus lunatus
Seven Year Lima, Madagascar Bean, Painted Lady, Tropical Lima, Haricot De MadagascarThe Seven-Year Lima is believed to have originated in Central America. The name comes from its ability to remain productive for several years. ECHO seeds originally came from the Asveldt Ranch in Mwenezi, Zimababwe where the Seven-year Lima is planted around houses and grows atop roofs of homes...
Wax Gourd Benincasa hispida (syn. B. cerifera)
Wax Gourd, Winter Gourd, White Gourd, Tallow Gourd, Chinese Wintermelon, Chinese Preserving Melon, Petha, KondolWax gourds are vining plants that produce large, round wax-covered fruits. Originally from Southeast Asia, the species is grown in many lowland tropical environments up to 1,300 m in elevation. The long vines may be trained along trellises or up buildings where they produce fruit. Fruits are...
Chinese Kale Brassica oleracea alboglabra
Chinese BroccoliChinese Kale, also called Kailaan or Chinese Broccoli, has glossy, blue-green leaves with crisp and thick stems. This vegetable adapts well to cold and hot climates and is grown all year round in mild climates. After the first cutting of the main stem, the plant will grow many branches for...
Cabbage Brassica oleracea var. capitata
CabbageCabbage is a hardy, leafy cruciferous vegetable that forms a compact, round head. It is native to southern Europe but can be grown in tropical or semi-tropical areas in cooler highlands where the winters are mild and there is a good supply of moisture. Some varieties in stock at ECHO are fairly...
Broccoli Brassica oleracea var. italica
Broccoli, Calabrese, Chou BroccoliBroccoli is a cruciferous crop (cabbage family) grown for the head that is made of a cluster of many, dark green buds formed at the end of an edible stalk. It is a temperate crop that can be grown in the tropics at higher elevations. Broccoli has become a common, favorite vegetable around the...
Collards Brassica oleracea var. viridis
CollardsCollards are a cruciferous crop (cabbage family) grown for the leaves. The wide, smooth, blue-green leaves of collards have a spinach-like flavor and are the highest in nutrients of the dark green, leafy vegetables.
Pak Choi, Bok Choy Brassica rapa var. chinensis
Pak Choi, Bok ChoyPak Choi is a cruciferous crop (cabbage family) grown for the rosette of flattened white stems topped by green leaves. This nutritious and fast growing green leafy vegetable is popular in Asian stir-fries and in other dishes calling for cooked or fresh greens.
Turnip Brassica rapa var. rapifera
Turnip, Turnip Greens, Turnip Rape, Field MustardTurnips are a cruciferous crop (cabbage family) grown for the edible fleshy taproot. The leaves are also a good nutritious green leafy vegetable. There are also varieties that have been developed as a forage crop.