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Peppers

Taxonomists have only recently begun to agree regarding classification of the domesticated species of Capsicum. Although five species are described, only two, C. annuum and C. frutescens have any significance commercially in the U.S.A. Early species separation on the basis of fruit shape, color and position are of little taxonomic value. Flower and seed color, …

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Herb Seed Counts

Lb Anise Hyssop: 88,000 per Lb Basil Genovese: 288,000 per Lb Basil Italian Large Leaf: 288,000 per Lb Basil Nufar: 288,000 per Lb Basil Purple: 336,000 per Lb Basil Spicy: 320,000 per Lb Basil Lemon: 232,000 per Lb Basil Lime: 272,000 per Lb Basil Cinnamon: 272,000 per Lb Basil Sweet Thai: 400,000 per Lb Borage: …

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Seed Washing Protocol for Untreated Imperial Star Artichoke Seed

Artichoke seed can be susceptible to seed-borne pathogens that reside in the seed coat. Molds develop during the germination process and attack the vital growing parts of the seed, potentially killing the newly emerged seedling. The following is generally considered a safe procedure for a chlorine treatment to reduce the amount of molds that may …

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Soil and Plant Nutrition in Asparagus

By Donald E. Brock       I have put together information about soil fertility and plant nutrition from several sources, including a leading university professor and recognized expert from California, an agronomist/fertilizer expert from southern California, and a soils specialist and agronomist from Latin America. Being a third generation asparagus farmer in California and Mexico, and after …

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Strawberry Cultivars

Aroma: University of California, Open Field, Neutral Day. Camarosa: University of California, Open Field, Short Day. Chandler: University of California, Open Field, Short Day. Camino Real: University of California, Open Field, Short Day. Oso Grande: University of California, Open Field, Short Day. Seascape: University of California, Open Field, Neutral Day. Carmine: University of Florida, Greenhouse, …

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Asparagus Sweet Purple

This type of asparagus has many similar characteristics to green asparagus, but offers something new for the asparagus connoisseur. (1)   The deep-burgundy coloration produced in these spears is the most striking difference between the purple and green varieties. * (2)   The spears are generally larger and much more tender than its green counterpart.  The vascular …

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