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The eggplant is native to tropical and subtropical Asia. Was cultivated since ancient times in India, Burma and China. By the year 1200 was cultivated in Egypt, from where it was introduced in the Middle Ages through the Iberian Peninsula and Turkey, and later spread throughout the Mediterranean and elsewhere in Europe. It was in the seventeenth century when it was introduced in the diet, after being used in medicine to treat skin inflammation and burns.
2. TAXONOMY AND MORPHOLOGY
-Species: Solanum melongena L.
-Floor: is grass, but the stems have lignified tissues that give a bushy appearance and annual, although it can sprout a second year if proper care and pruning properly, with the disadvantage that the production is reduced and the quality of the fruit is smaller.
Root-system: it is very powerful and very deep. Read the rest of this entry »
The Feijoa (Feijoa (Acca =) sellowiana Berg.) And ‘original subtropical zone of South America is also very widespread in California, Florida and in southern Italy (located in Tuscany and Liguria).
Belongs to the family of Mirtaceae.
It ‘a kind evergreen shrubs and bushes in the area of ??origin reaches 8 meters high.
The hermaphrodite flowers are very showy and edible. Pollination and ‘cross, although there are varieties’ self-fertile.
In areas of origin, the flowers are pollinated by birds usually fly-Thamnophilus and some aphids.
In Italy and pollination ‘in part entomophilous (Diptera) and also anemophilous. The vegetation of the year begins around March, two months after the first flowers appear and bloom can ‘last from one to two months. The life of a plant can ‘exceed 70 years. The habitat is ideal and ‘the cultivation of olive trees. He can not stand the low temperatures (7 ° C below zero lethal). It is well suited to heavy soils without waterlogging, both in the loose. Read the rest of this entry »