By Ernest Small, Derek B. Munro
This booklet is a entire, commonly illustrated, useful reference advisor to approximately a hundred Canadian greens. It covers either advertisement and residential backyard vegetation and contains primarily all the significant, minor, and in all likelihood new greens of Canada. Nomenclature, description and category, makes use of, and special cultivation specifications are supplied for every vegetable. additionally incorporated are human curiosity details, chosen key literature, and a precis assessment of difficulties and strength from an fiscal and agricultural point of view. All species mentioned intimately are illustrated. This quantity is meant to be of curiosity to a extensive viewers, together with the agri-food area, farmers and examine station team of workers, details carrier experts, and academics. even though no longer in particular meant for domestic gardeners, they too will discover a good deal of worthwhile details, rather approximately uncommonly grown greens. whereas the booklet is orientated to Canada, it's also an invaluable reference textual content for many of the greens which are grown in different temperate nations.
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Additional resources for Vegetables of Canada
Ever-ready onion group. Sometimes known as A. cepa L. var. perutile Stearn, this group has prolific vegetative growth and lacks the dormant period of the other two groups. Bulbs and leaves can be used any time during the year, mainly for salads. Two cultivated hybrids occur between A. cepa and A. fistulosum, the Japanese bunching onion, discussed below. The wakegi onion, A. wakegi Araki, has been cultivated as a green salad onion for centuries in China, Japan, and southeast Asia (Hanelt 1990).
Ontario devoted 62 500 ha to vegetables, while Quebec had 37 000 ha. Sweet corn, green peas, and tomatoes accounted for 55% of the vegetable area. There were 10 700 farms reported growing vegetables. The average size of a farm growing vegetables was 62 ha. In 1991, each Canadian consumed an average of 11 kg of tomatoes and 11 kg of lettuce, roughly equivalent to 58 average-size tomatoes and 16 heads of iceberg lettuce. Because of the long, cold winters in most of Canada, greenhouses are important, not only for producing vegetables but also for growing bedding plants for home vegetable gardeners.
The so-called potato or multiplier onions (sometimes called A. aggregatum G. Don) have larger main bulbs and fewer offspring bulbs. They can be found in home gardens in Europe, western Asia, and North America. Ever-ready onion group. Sometimes known as A. cepa L. var. perutile Stearn, this group has prolific vegetative growth and lacks the dormant period of the other two groups. Bulbs and leaves can be used any time during the year, mainly for salads. Two cultivated hybrids occur between A. cepa and A.