JalapeÑo Pepper Capsicum annuum var. annuum 'Jalapeño'

Peppers are recorded as cultivated in Bolivia and Meso-America ca. 16th century. Christopher Columbus recorded the use of “a vegetable called agi´ …employed to give a sharp taste to the fish and such birds as they can catch…” (ca.1494). Jalapeño is a...

Okra Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench.

Okra is an upright, herbaceous, and somewhat woody annual that can reach 2-4 m in height.  It produces yellow flowers with purple centers.  Due to the wide distribution of Okra around the world, its origin is uncertain.  It was first grown in tropical Asia or Africa.

Cebolla Allium cepa L

La cebolla es una planta resistente y bienaly la cual se cultiva ampliamente. Proviene de las partes del sur de de Rusia e Irán. Forma un bulbo que se cosecha en el primer año, y ambos bulbos y hojas se utilizan culinariamente en culturas alrededor del mundo.

Rhubarb Rheum rhabarbarum

Although Rhubarb has been known in China as a medicinal plant for more than 4500 years, the exact origin is not known. Rhubarb is most likely indigenous to south-eastern Russia or Siberia.

Snake Gourd Trichosanthes cucumerina (syn. T. anguina)

It is generally believed that Snake Gourd was domesticated in India from the wild species still found in India and other parts of Southeast Asia and portions of Australia. Most gourd specialists agree that Trichosanthes cucumerina and T. anguina are the same species. One authority recommends that...

Sugar Pod Peas Pisum sativum var. saccharatum

Peas are among the oldest cultivated plants. Carbonized seed remains have been identified as being 7,000 to 9,000 years old. The edible pod forms are thought to be of recent development. The Middle East and Mediterranean Basin are possible area of origin.

Girasol Helianthus annuus

En Norte América, el girasol se cultiva en la Región de los Grandes Llanuras (Great Plains) de los Estados Unidos y Canadá. Tradicionalmente, Rusia ha sido el productor número uno de girasol. Argentina es otro líder mundial en su producción.

Pimentón Capsicum annuum

El género Capsicum originó en Centro y Sud América y se ha cultivado desde los tiempos prehistóricos. Desde el intercambio en Colombia los pimentones se han dispersado a todo el mundo y se han vuelto un cultivo y verdura importante. Los pimentones son mas adaptados a...

Tomatillo, Jam Berry, Mexican Husk Tomato Physalis ixocarpa

The origin is believed to be in Mexico and Central America. Used by the Mayan and Aztecs, it is still cultivated throughout the Central Americas. They are also cultivated in the United States, India, Australia and South Africa. It is a close relative of the tomato and is used and grown like...

Tomato Solanum lycopersicum (syn. Lycopersicon esculentum)

The Tomato originated in South America as a weed in fields of corn but was domesticated in Mexico and Central America; from there it spread around the globe.