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    1. Onion Allium cepa L


      Onion is a hardy biennial from southern parts of Russia and Iran. It was disseminated by the Indo-European peoples during their numerous migrations. Very ancient forms of Onion are still for sale in Middle Eastern markets.
    2. 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 fairly...
    3. Broccoli Brassica oleracea var. italica

      Broccoli, Calabrese, Chou Broccoli

      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...
    4. Collards Brassica oleracea var. viridis


      Collards are a cruciferous crop (cabbage family) grown for the leaves. The wide, smooth, blue-green leaves of collards have a spinach-like flavor and are the highest in nutrients of the dark green, leafy vegetables.
    5. Turnip Brassica rapa var. rapifera

      Turnip, Turnip Greens, Turnip Rape, Field Mustard

      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.
    6. Tropical Pumpkin Cucurbita moschata

      Tropical Pumpkin, Calabaza, Winter Squash

      The Tropical Pumpkin originated in tropical South or Central America, possibly Peru or Mexico, and is now widely distributed throughout the tropics. Tropicalpumpkins are very well adapted to hot, humid conditions and the ripe fruits can be stored for months or even a year under dry well...
    7. Jute Corchorus olitorius

      Jute, Bush Okra, Tussa Jute, Jew's Mallow

      Jute is an erect annual crop used primarily for fiber; however the leaves and shoot tips can be eaten and contain high levels of protein and vitamin C. Jute can be planted at the beginning of the rainy season and will withstand hot, humid months. It can also tolerate some drought conditions and...
    8. Tahitian Butternut Cucurbita moschata

      Butternut, Tahitian Butternut

      This winter squash has been cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas of the Americas since Pre-Colombian times. Evidence of its use has been found in archeological diggings. It is a very old variety not often available through seed companies.
    9. Cauliflower Brassica oleracea var. botrytis

      Cauliflower, Chou Fleur

      Cauliflower is a cruciferous crop (cabbage family) grown for its compact white immature flower head. Cauliflower is generally suited to temperate climates or higher altitudes in the tropics, preferring cool, moist soil and air. The heads are cut and eaten while the buds are still closed. In order...
    10. Buffalo Gourd Cucurbita foetidissima

      Buffalo Gourd

      The buffalo gourd is native to Southwestern North America