1. The number of species of root and tuber crops in South East Asia is very high. Some of them are already in cultivation but others are gathered from the wild when one wants to use them. In this booklet 49 species are briefly described and illustrated as a general introduction to this important but...
  2. 1/1/1999 This report is based on information gained during a literature search and discussions with specialists in food processing technologies. The report pays attention first to developments in the food marketing chain. If then shows what practices and opportunities exist in terms of storage and...
  3. Turnips 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.
  4. Wild 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...
  5. Jicama is a perennial, nitrogen-fixing vine, reaching 10 m in length, and grown for the edible tuber. Jicama is also used as fodder, green manure, or cover crop.
  6. Radishes are an annual herb with cylindrical roots up to 65 cm long or round roots up to 8 cm in diameter. They are grown for their slightly spicy roots.
  7. Most 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....
  8. Las zanahorias se han cultivado en Asia Occidental desde el siglo X A.D. Originalmente su único uso fue medicinal. En general, las zanahorias son un cultivo de climas templados. La variedad Danvers 126, una variedad de 60-70 días, funciona bien en suelos pesados y arcillosos. Scarlet Nantes es...
  9. La papa es originaria de los Andes en sud-América. Se la ha venido cultivando por muchos siglos y en la actualidad se la cultiva en la mayoría de las latitudes, pero cuando se la cultiva en los climas húmedos/cálidos de las regiones bajas de los trópicos, las papas son muy suceptibles a muchas...
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    16/2/2015 Cultivos de raíces y tubérculos tropicales se consumen como comida diaria en partes de los trópicos y se deben considerar por su potencial de rendir bastante en un espacio pequeño. Proveen opciones valerosas para producir alimentos en condiciones difíciles. Casava y taro, por ejemplo, son...