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The carrot is native to central Asia and the Mediterranean. It has been cultivated and consumed since ancient times by Greeks and Romans. During the first years of cultivation, the roots of carrots were purple in color. Changing these to their current orange is due to the selection occurs in mid-1700 in the Netherlands, which provided a large amount of carotene, the pigment that causes color and have been the basis of actual plant material.
MORPHOLOGY AND TAXOMOMIA.
Scientific name: Daucus carota L.
Floor: biennial. During the first year it forms a rosette of leaves and few roots. After a rest period is presented in a short stem flowers that form during the second growing season.
Root system: root napiforme, shape and color variables. It has stored functions, and also presents numerous secondary roots that serve as organs of absorption. When performing a cross-section there are two defined zones: an outer, consisting mainly of secondary phloem and outer xylem formed by the core. Carrots most accepted are those with high proportion of outer bark and the xylem is usually woody and tasteless.
Flowers: white, with long bracts at the base, grouped in inflorescences umbel composed.
Fruit: diaquenio soldier for its flat face. 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 »