Author Topic: Novel domestications in neglected plant families  (Read 1314 times)

S.Simonsen

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 125
  • Karma: 7
    • View Profile
    • Email
  • Koppen zone: Cfa
  • Hardiness Zone: USDA 9
Re: Novel domestications in neglected plant families
« Reply #15 on: 2021-07-14, 10:49:27 PM »
I've grown Cleome gynandra in the subtropics. The leaf yield is pathetic and they are only mildly peppery, less than well grown rocket. The genus is large and broadly interfertile so I plan to do some outcrossing work in coming years. Malvaviscus in the Malvaceae has potential in my eyes to be a  woody leaf vegetable with some breeding and selection. Some strains have swollen fruit like rosella as well, but that would be a whole different project to develop and I would rather have a drought tolerant source of leafy greens.