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close this bookAmaranth to Zai Holes, Ideas for Growing Food under Difficult Conditions (ECHO; 1996; 397 pages)
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Open this folder and view contents1: Basics of agricultural development
Open this folder and view contents2: Vegetables and small fruits in the tropics
Open this folder and view contents3: Staple crops
Open this folder and view contents4: Multipurpose trees
Open this folder and view contents5: Farming systems and gardening techniques
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Open this folder and view contents12: Seeds and germplasm
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Open this folder and view contents14: From farm to market
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Open this folder and view contentsECHO development notes - issue 52
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close this folder28 additional technical notes about tropical agriculture
View the documentA few alternate seed sources that we commonly use
View the documentAmaranth - grain and vegetable
Open this folder and view contentsArid region farming primer
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View the documentThe lablab bean as green manure
View the documentLeafy vegetables
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View the documentThe moringa tree
View the documentRecipes to learn to eat moringa
View the documentMiscellaneous vegetables
View the documentThe poor man's plow
View the documentPulses (grain legumes)
View the documentRabbit raising in the tropics
View the documentLetter from fremont regier, mennonite central committee, Botswana (and earlier in Zaire)
View the documentRoots and tubers
View the documentSunnhemp as a green manure
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View the documentTropical pasture and feed crops
View the documentThe velvet bean as green manure
Open this folder and view contentsPrinciples of agroforestry
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Miscellaneous vegetables

Miscellaneous vegetables do not fit conveniently into other classifications. These are often popular vegetables in the tropics, and some are especially nutritious and/or well adapted to a specific, harsh environment.

See A Comparison of Miscellaneous Vegetables

• Buffalo gourd. Cucurbita foetidissima. Vigorous perennial; seeds are high in protein and oil; roots are an excellent fuel crop; does well in dry areas with low humidity. (EDN 25-1).

• Egusi.Citrullus lanatus ssp. colocynthoides. Only the seeds are used, with 30% protein and 50% oil; FLESH TOXIC; very drought tolerant. (EDN 7-1, 41-4).

• Onion. Allium sp. Tropical variety trial; produces bulbs during short days; not for sale in the US. (EDN 39-1,2) When available.

• Rhubarb. Rheum rhaponticum. Can be grown from seed (not roots) as an annual in Florida. (EDN 26-2).

• Roselle.Hibiscus sabdariffa. Also "sorrel"; sour-flavored calyx used in drinks and sauces; edible leaves.

• Sweet corn.Zea mays. Hawaiian Supersweet #9A. Buhrow's white desert sweet-does well in dry areas (temporarily out of stock). See Grain Crops for other corn varieties.

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