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Discussion pertaining primarily to edible plants, fruits, culinary herbs, and culinary spices. This does contain forums for some inedible and/or toxic plants (for crafts, fabric, herbs, houseplants, etc.) Research anything before you eat it.

Do you have to refrigerate peppers?

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
Question: Do you have to refrigerate peppers? Answer: Nope. You sure don't. I don't know why they refrigerate them in stores, unless it's to keep the green ones from turning red or something. In my opinion, you're better off keeping them unrefrigerated, even if you bought them from the ...read more

What is Yellow Pear?

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Question: What is Yellow Pear? Answer: Yellow Pear is a specific breed of heirloom tomato from the eighteen hundreds or so. It is not merely a shape and color of tomato. There are many yellow, pear-shaped tomatoes, but only one is Yellow Pear (capitalized, since it's a proper noun). How...read more

What is a beefsteak?

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
There are a few different definitions: 1. A shape of tomato, which is typical of large tomatoes. Not quite round. It need not belong to a large tomato (i.e. Menehune is a small beefsteak-shaped tomato). 2. There is an actual breed of tomato called Beefsteak, which is said to be synonymous wi...read more

What is a slicer?

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Q: What is a slicer? A: A slicer is a tomato that works well for fresh-eating (whether or not you slice it is beside the point). Some people use the term literally, however (but be aware that some common usage has nothing to do with slicing). qa_

Strawberry Life cereal review

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
It's like Life cereal, but it tastes like strawberries. That's pretty much what I have to say. No actual berries are in it. It's pretty good cereal. A little sugary. cereal_

Olive powder

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I can definitely imagine that olive powder would be a great thing, as a culinary spice. See this site: http://www.olivepowder.com spice_

Epazote with sweet potatoes

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
It's well-known that epazote is said to reduce flatulence from bean dishes. Bean dishes don't tend to give me gas, but they feel a lot more nutritious to me if I add epazote. I get a stronger feeling of well-being and have more of an appetite for the food. I don't know if it affects anyone el...read more

Nemagon White Mustard for nematode suppression

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I wonder if this would work for the folks in areas like Florida and Texas, for when they plant tomatoes and other crops: https://www.outsidepride.com/seed/herb-seed/Mustard/mustard-seeds-white.html tomato_

Do tomatoes really taste better unrefrigerated?

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
There's a huge rumor on the Internet that tomatoes taste better unrefrigerated, and pretty much everyone who says anything about it on the Internet believes it. I've tried both, of course, and here's my opinion: Tomatoes don't taste better or worse when refrigerated. They taste different. ...read more

Nasturtians have lots of flavor and contain vitamin D?

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
This article about the edible qualities of nasturtians says that they contain vitamin D. That's a rare claim when it comes to reading about plants, in my experience. The only other plant I know where someone has made the claim about it is the Cape Gooseberry ground cherry ; of course, the amount...read more

Article about how to grow tree collards

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
How to Grow Tree Collards: https://blog.gardeningknowhow.com/guest-bloggers/john-jeavons-tree-collards/ You can grow them from seed or from cuttings, apparently. They're perennials.

Jackfruit in Hawaii

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
This is a fascinating article mentioning how jackfruit (native to India) does in Hawaii, as well as some other general jackfruit information: http://www.gardenguyhawaii.com/2013/04/what-is-jackfruit.html I didn't know you could make jackfruit seed flour as a gluten-free substitute for wheat.

Genetically engineered edible cotton seeds

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Cottonseed is toxic to humans (not necessarily some other animals), but they've genetically engineered a kind with edible seeds for humans to eat: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/10/17/658221327/not-just-for-cows-anymore-new-cottonseed-is-safe-for-people-to-eat Sounds great. Finally...read more
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
An experimental seed-saving process that I do, and enjoy, is this: I remove the seeds from the fruit, into a strainer, wash them in the sink and rub the gel sacks (if present) off, put them in labeled herbal tea bags, and zap them with a Z4EX in a quart or pint jar filled a couple inches or s...read more
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Because salt is very strongly antimicrobial, I hypothesize that soaking seeds in a strong salt water solution might be enough to disinfect them of diseases that are not inside the seeds. This could potentially be more effective than bleach when it comes to fungus. I don't think this would har...read more

Yams at Walmart (not sweet potatoes)

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Today, I saw, for the first time, yams at Walmart (in Idaho), which were not sweet potatoes. They were probably Dioscorea, by the look of them, but I'm uncertain. Definitely nothing I've ever seen in the grocery store before. Exciting. This is in the Monocots forum because the alternatives to...read more

Fictional world's hottest peppers

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
* The Mirchi pepper on Dino Dana, season 2, episode 2 (it appears to be Capsicum annuum, but I could be wrong; it's supposed to be pretty tasty)

Pomelo taste evaluation

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
We got a pomelo at Walmart, today, and ate it. This is the first pomelo I've eaten, although I've been aware of their presence for almost twenty years. I had heard they were like large grapefruits. They certainly look like large grapefruits, but they don't smell or taste a lot like them. T...read more

Oven fried potatoes

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Apparently, you can oven fry potatoes. It seems much easier/faster than frying them on a burner (granted, I only ate them and heard about the process; I haven't tried cooking them myself, yet). They taste great. I was impressed. cooking_ baking_

Martha Stewart: Starting Tomatoes from Seed

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's Martha Stewart's page about starting tomatoes from seed. She talks about some tomato varieties, too: https://www.themarthablog.com/2018/04/starting-tomatoes-from-seed.html
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