Undesired hybridization between pattypan and courgette

Undesired hybridization between pattypan and courgette

My pattypans aren’t looking like pattypans this year. What happened? I harvested the seed from pattypan plants I grew last year. Not far away from my growing area, zucchini plants were grown. Courgettes (zucchinis) and pattypan are groups of cultivars belonging...

White round winter melon

First white round winter melon An excellent melon variety. Acquired from the Catalan organization Cultures Trobades and already grown 2 years ago in the river soil of Toledo (Kingdom of Spain), this year this Catalan melon variety tries its performance in the silty...

‘Pera de Girona’ tomato

‘Pera de Girona’ tomato Excellent and very sweet Catalan tomato variety. It is half hollow, but full of flavour. Sown in mid February and planted during the first fortnight of April, it has started to produce such tasty tomatoes in...

Ruqutus near Barcelona, june 2019

Ruqutu growing near Barcelona Ruqutu or luqutu. The left picture shows one of the plants grown for producing seed and delicious spicy fruits this 2019, just a few kilometres from Barcelona. As with all plants grown here, it is done biologically and not using any kind...

White-shelled watermelon

growing in the allotment The white watermelon seed I got from Adrià (Ecomercaderet) are growing on. Isolated chilly days are getting scarcer and the watermelon feels it accelerating its growth. The emmergence of weed in this generously fertilized area is being the...

There are no onions without the bees

It does not make any sense trying to preserve a vegetal species without knowing about and trying also to preserve other species it depends on. Observing the beginning of the flowering of these ‘Berga’ variety onion plants I have observed that its main...