1. 20/7/2011 In her book, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties (reviewed in EDN 87), Carol Deppe mentions an open-pollinated, orange-fleshed tomato variety called ‘Caro Rich.’ The book states that ‘Caro Rich’ is second only to carrot as a source of beta-carotene (Vitamin A). It is an indeterminate variety, so...
  2. 19/10/1999 El pimentón pertenece a la especie de Capsicum annuum que comprende tanto pimientos picantes como dulces. Lospimientos pertenecen a una familia más grande de las Solanáceas que incluyen el tabaco (Nicotiana tabacum), tomate (Lycopersicon esculentum) y la papa "Irlandesa" (Solanum tuberosum). Esto...
  3. 20/10/2001 Cranberry hibiscusisone of the most striking and colorful plants in the “edible landscape” section at ECHO.
  4. 20/1/2002 Several years ago (in EDN Issue 43, December 1993), we wrote that seed was available for a carrot that will set seed in the tropics (normally carrots only produce seed in temperate climates with a cold winter). Dr. Warwick Kerr sent us the original ‘Uberlandia’ carrot seed from Brazil nearly ten...
  5. 19/5/1998 The two things that make Yardlong Beans so special are the exceptionally long edible pods (12-30 inches/30-75 cm) and its ability to resist disease in hot, humid weather
  6. 20/1/2007 Seed saving is surprisingly easy with some vegetables, possible but somewhat difficult for others, and almost impossible for still other vegetable crops. It would help to know what the issues are; some basic techniques for seed saving; and which vegetables are easy and which are more difficult.
  7. 20/1/2007 Lagos spinach (Celosia argentea; a.k.a. quail grass, soko, celosia, feather cockscomb) is a low-maintenance broadleaf annual crop that will grow with minimal effort and resources. This underexploited leafy vegetable is easy to plant, grows in most climates and soils, withstands drought and heat,...
  8. 1/10/2005 Okra provides food, feed, forage, fiber, foliage, fuel and cooking oil.
  9. 20/1/2009 Native to Central America, Jicama is also known as the Mexican Turnip or Yam Bean. The edible part is a large tuber that develops just below the surface of the ground (Figure 3). The rest of the plant is mildly toxic.
  10. 1/4/2010 ECHO hace énfasis en los múltiples beneficios de los vegetales perennes. Con esto queremos decir vegetales que se siembran una vez y se pueden consumir por años. Los beneficios son muchos y pueden ser específicamente útiles para las familias de personas PLWHA, que experimenten una disminución en...