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Amaranth, Arugula and Portulaca: Growing Practices and Nutritional Information By Agrihortico
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Amaranth greens are popular leafy greens throughout the world. Several cultivars of amaranth plant are used as leafy vegetables; some are with green leaves, some with greenish-red leaves while others... More > are with red leaves. However, all cultivars are grown only during the summer and the rainy seasons. Scientific name of arugula is Eruca sativa. Arugula belongs to the family Brassicaceae, the cabbage family (syn. Cruciferae). All members of Brassicaceae are believed to be originated in the region comprising of Western Europe, the Mediterranean region and the temperate regions of Asia. Scientific name of portulaca greens is Portulaca oleracea. Portulaca belongs to the family Portulacaceae. It is believed to be originated in the Indian subcontinent. Common names of portulaca are Common purslane, verdolaga, red root, or parsley.< Less
Leek, Shallots and Spring Onions By Agrihortico
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Leek belongs to the family Amaryllidaceae and genus Allium. Scientific name of leek is Allium porrum. Leek is believed to have originated in the Mediterranean region. Leek is a non-bulb forming... More > member of the onion family and biennial in growth habit just like other members of onion family. The blanched stems and leaves of leek are used as a vegetable. It is used in salads, stews and soups. Two popular varieties of leek are London Flag and American Flag. Shallots are cool season, herbaceous, biennial plants grown for their tender greens and dried bulbs. Young, tender leaves of shallots are often marketed as ‘green onions’ and/or ‘scallions’. For leafy vegetable purposes, they are grown as annuals. Bulbs of shallots are also known as ‘small onions’ as their bulbs look like small-sized common onions. Scallions and Spring onions are leafy vegetables belonging to the bulb-forming, onion family (Amaryllidaceae). Prominent members of onion family include common onions, shallots, leek, and garlic.< Less
Garden Cress, Water Cress and Land Cress By Agrihortico
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Scientific name of garden cress is Lipidium sativum and it belongs to the family Brassicaceae. All members of Brassicaceae are believed to be originated in the region comprising of Western Europe,... More > the Mediterranean region and the temperate regions of Asia. Though all Brassica vegetables are biennial in growth habit, they are grown as annuals for food purposes. Garden cress is grown as a cool season annual. Scientific name of watercress is Nasturtium officinale. Watercress belongs to the family Brassicaceae, the cabbage family (syn. Cruciferae). In other words, watercress is a Brassica vegetable or a cruciferous vegetable. All Brassica vegetables are biennial in their growing habit but for food purposes they are grown as annuals. Scientific name of land cress is Barbarea verna and it belongs to the family Brassicaceae. Land cress plants are grown for their nutritious leaves.< Less
Nutritious Sweet Potatoes By Agrihortico
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Recent scientific studies reveal one important fact regarding our nutrition: Cruciferous vegetables, dark leafy greens, citrus fruits, berries, and of course, our humble sweet potatoes are the most... More > nutritious foods on the planet Earth. Isn’t it surprising that sweet potatoes are also featured in the list as one of the nutrient-dense foods? A tuber vegetable that we all ignored so far...< Less
Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts By Agrihortico
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Scientific name of Broccoli is Brassica oleracea var. italic. The edible portion of a broccoli is its immature buds and thick fleshy flower stalk. There are two types of broccoli available in the... More > market: green sprouting broccoli and purple-colored broccoli. Green sprouting broccoli contains a group of green, immature buds and thick fleshy flower stalk forming a head while purple-colored broccoli forms curds and look like cauliflower. Scientific Name of Brussels Sprouts is Brassica oleracea var. Gemmifera. It is a tall- stemmed Cole crop where axillary buds forming in the axis of each leaf are used as vegetables.< Less
Cabbage and Cauliflower By Agrihortico
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Cabbage is one of the most popular winter vegetables in the tropics. Cabbage is used for making various vegetable preparations, salads, pickles and vegetable soups. Cabbage is believed to be... More > originated in the coastal southern and western Europe. Cauliflower plant is grown for its white tender heads called ‘curds’; it is grown as a winter vegetable in tropics and subtropics. It is a biennial plant like other Brassica vegetables but grown as an annual for vegetable purposes. It is grown as a biennial crop for seed production purposes. Cauliflower curd is a highly modified flower stalk (stalk of the inflorescence); no part of the flower/inflorescence is apparent in a curd. Cauliflower curds are used as a vegetable in curries and soups. Curds are also used for pickling purposes.< Less
Chicory and Endive: Growing Practices and Nutritional Information By Agrihortico
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Chicory or common chicory is a popular salad leafy vegetable. Two major types of common chicory are radicchio chicory and Belgian endive or Witloof chicory. Scientific name of common chicory is... More > Cichorium intybus. Endive is a leafy salad vegetable belonging to the genus Cichorium. Scientific name of endive is Cichorium endivia and it belongs to the family Asteraceae, the Daisy family. There is a wild variety of endive called ‘wild endive’ which is Cichorium pumilum. Endive is mainly grown for its edible leaves which may be consumed in its raw or cooked form. Raw leaves are used in salads. It can be cooked by stir-frying, boiling, steaming and many other ways like cooking any other leafy vegetable.< Less
Kohlrabi: Growing Practices and Nutritional Information By Agrihortico
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KnolKhol is an exotic, temperate, stem-vegetable belonging to Brassica family, i.e. family of cabbage and cauliflower. Scientific name of KnolKhol is Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes. KnolKhol is... More > also known as Kohlrabi or German Turnip or Cabbage Turnip. KnolKhol is mainly grown for its edible, succulent globular-shaped modified stem and associated leaves which are turnip-flavoured< Less
Pumpkins: Growing Practices and Nutritional Information By Agrihortico
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Scientific name of common pumpkins, which are rounded with smooth skin and yellow colour, is Cucurbita pepo. Scientific name of large cultivars of pumpkins and squashes (giant pumpkins) is Cucurbita... More > maxima. Scientific name of winter cultivars of pumpkins and squashes is Cucurbita moschata. Pumpkins are actually a group of squash plants, fruits of which may be small-, medium- or large-sized with round or elongated shape and with smooth or ribbed skin. Fruit colour varies from green to greenish yellow to deep yellow to orange to red color. Fruit has a thick shell which contains seeds and pulp. Numerous pumpkin cultivars are available in the market that varies in shape, size and colour of flesh. Most parts of the pumpkin are edible, including the fleshy shell, pumpkin seeds, the young leaves, and the pumpkin flowers.< Less
Banana: Growing Practices and Nutritional Information By Agrihortico
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Banana is one of the most popular fruits across the world. Scientific name of banana is Musa spp. It belongs to the family Musaceae. Banana is believed to be originated in tropical Indo-Malayan... More > Region in South East Asia. Bananas are fast-growing, perennial herbaceous plants arising from large rhizomes. It is a non-seasonal plant and can be grown throughout the year. Banana plant is the largest herbaceous flowering plant known to humans and is one of the oldest cultivated plants. These plants grow to a height of 3 to 7 meters or sometimes more than 7 meters and are considered as one of the most productive food crops. Stem of this plant is a pseudo stem and is succulent. The stem consists of a series of sheathing petioles of leaves. Leaves are large, flexible, waterproof, dark green in colour and of varying sizes and spirally arranged around the stem.< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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