Okra is an "Old World" vegetable. The exact place of origin is still matter of debate. Over the centuries, many cultures have embraced okra and used it to create traditional dishes. Mediterranean and African recipes combined with tomatoes a new world fruit were created after the Columbian Exchange. Okra was introduced to the New World by African slaves.
Ellis Davidson links apples to religious practices in Germanic paganism , from which Norse paganism developed. Further, Davidson notes that the potentially Germanic goddess Nehalennia is sometimes depicted with apples and that parallels exist in early Irish stories. Davidson asserts that while cultivation of the apple in Northern Europe extends back to at least the time of the Roman Empire and came to Europe from the Near East , the native varieties of apple trees growing in Northern Europe are small and bitter. One of the problems identifying apples in religion, mythology and folktales is that the word "apple" was used as a generic term for all foreign fruit, other than berries, including nuts, as late as the 17th century. Three goddesses claimed the apple: Hera , Athena , and Aphrodite. Paris of Troy was appointed to select the recipient.
Multiple-Budded Fruit Trees
By learning to make dormant cleft grafts, you can create customized pear trees. The grafting procedure is the same whether you grow Asian or European pears. If your growing space is limited, try grafting scions of a pollinator variety onto your favorite fruit-bearing variety — grow both on one tree.
Spreading Casabe burrero cassava bread to dry, Venezuela Cassava starch being prepared for packaging Cassava starch packaged and ready for shipping Frozen cassava leaves in a Los Angeles market Cassava undergoes post-harvest physiological deterioration PPD once the tubers are separated from the main plant. The tubers, when damaged, normally respond with a healing mechanism. However, the same mechanism, which involves coumaric acids , starts about 15 minutes after damage, and fails to switch off in harvested tubers. It continues until the entire tuber is oxidized and blackened within two to three days after harvest, rendering it unpalatable and useless.