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Potatoes and sweet potatoes can be a genetic challenge


It’s time to cut and plant those spuds. Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) are different than most vegetables we eat. They aren’t propagated by seed. Plants are grown asexually, meaning they are clones. All plants in a field are genetically identical to … Continue reading

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Loquat – A prolific subtropical fruit


Back in mid-June of 2013 I took several students on a plant identification outing to prepare them for competition. Loquats weren’t on the list of plants they needed to learn, but the kids were attracted to them. Fruits were at … Continue reading

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