Abelmoschus caillei Abelmoschus caillei

La okra o quimbombó se originó en el sudeste de Asia, pero Abelmoschus caillei se cultiva principalmente en África occidental y central, donde se ha convertido en una importante cosecha de hortaliza. Esta variedad de okra es particularmente popular entre los agricultores de...

Angled Luffa Luffa acutangula

Luffas are vining annual plants that produce fruits for food and the luffa sponge. The young fruits of Angled Luffa are edible raw or cooked. Although two species produce a fibrous skeleton in the mature fruit, Smooth Luffa (Luffa cylindrica) is the preferred species for the luffa sponge. This...

Remolacha Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris

Las remolachas son un vegetal resistente, de temporada fresca, con hojas comestibles y una raíz carnosa, de raíz roja profunda.

Broccoli Brassica oleracea var. italica

Broccoli 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...

Cabbage Brassica oleracea var. capitata

Cabbage 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...

Cantaloupe Cucumis melo

 

The Cantaloupe is a creeping annual gourd producing round or oval fruits, 10-15cm (4-6”) diameter with a rough, scaly, netted outside skin. Cantaloupe is delicious as a dessert or in a fruit salad.

Coliflor Brassica oleracea var. botrytis

Se cree que la familia de la Crucífera o col se origina en el Este del Mediterráneo y Asia Menor. La coliflor generalmente se adapta a climas templados, prefiriendo el fresco, suelos húmedos y aire.

Hot Bush Pepper Capsicum frutescens

Capsicum frutescens peppers are much more pungent than the C. annuum species and produce fruits that are erect and usually appear just above the foliage. Peppers include  tabasco, bird peppers, and other chili peppers. Varieties of this species have also been selected for their ornamental...

Brocoli Chino Brassica oleracea alboglabra

El repollo es un vegetal resistente y de hoja que forma una cabeza compacta y redonda. Es nativa del sur de Europa, pero se puede cultivar en zonas tropicales o semi-tropicales en las tierras altas más frías, donde los inviernos son moderados y con buen suministro de humedad.

Cebollinos Chinos Allium tuberosum

Este miembro de la familia de las cebollas originó en el Sudeste de Asia y se ha dispersado con éxito a Europa y Norteamérica.