Hello! My name is Matilde and I'm writing from the hills Tuscany, Italy. I'm keen on heirlooms, especially tomatoes and peppers, and my collection includes some local rarities which I'm very proud of. This does not mean that I'm not in search for new things! In fact, every day I get more curious and fascinated about the diversity of plants, especially food crops. And I sure love to "wow" my friends with new things for dinner I also do taste tests and reviews about hot peppers: that's really a lot of fun to me, but I prefer that people will continue to thinks it's actually a job ehehe I've come across this forum in desperate search for Astronomy Domine sweet corn after reading about it by accident, but I fell in love with all the information and the vastity of interests this Forum covers. That's why I registered almost immediately ehehe.. Hope to share lots of garden experiences with you all, trade seeds and learn a lot! Have a nice day ^_^
Thank you all! sure I will also post photos of my heirlooms as soon as I have plants and fruits unfortunately I am not a photograph person so I forgot to take pictures regularly.. but I promise to do better this year! While we wait, I'll post pictures of my other love: hot peppers
Yes! or at least it is for those who like to search for new things ehehe Here only flour corn is very popular (we are "polenta" people) and not much fresh corn is sold.. but my love for sweet corn is equal to that in the US I think part of my field is just for sweet corn, It's always a treat to have it in my meals! And I love coloured vegetables.. tomatoes, pumpkin, beans, zucchini, rainbow chard..
I don't really know; there is no such thing like "flint corn" and "flour corn" here in Italy. In fact, we don't even have distinctions between su, se and the other types of sweet corns, or ornamental corns alike. We just have packed polenta flour and sometimes raw corns to boil.. quite sad, in fact!
Post by 12540dumont on Dec 16, 2014 2:13:32 GMT -5
Yes, it's called Kanga Pango. (Black corn?) It's a sweet corn, it's great parched. It was good in soup, it ground well and made tasty muffins. As I noted in my review, a nice tight wrapper, it tillers, so no blow down. Steev this might be a good corn for you. It survived the drought with only one watering a week. If I didn't grind some for you when you were here, shame on me. I'll catch up with you soon. I finally got a note from dear Cesar at the Wellington Seed Library who filled me in that it was a sweet corn. Zack was right!
keen101 (Biolumo / Andrew B.): Looking for Goldini Zucchini again. Thinking of setting up my own seed shop for OSSI varieties in the future.
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gratefulseedsaver: I have Goldini seeds. firstname.lastname@example.org
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wilscase: Hello all. My name is Casey Wilson. I'
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wilscase: I'm a graduate student at Oregon State and have been working with populations segrgating for different color genes such as the B gene in Cucurbita. I'm curious if anyone has experience with crosses in Cucurbita maxima between grey blue types and orange?
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wilscase: I have been backcrossing to the grey parent for 4 generations and have finally selfed the heterozygotes (for the Bmax gene) the populations have segregated for diffuse bicolor (pink/blue, orange green), blue green, blue, green, pink (salmon) and orange
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wilscase: The genes involved are Bmax and bl. I have observed that Bmax is incompletely dominant to wild type (green). I have read that bl is incompletely recessive to Bl(wild type). I'm curious if anyone else has observed the behavior of Bmax in a grey/blue type
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wilscase: It appears that bl and Bmax are interacting to produce different shades of salmon and pink.
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wilscase: I'm also interested in any other color genetics, especially the relationships between B and L genes. In the right background these genes can dramatically increase Carotenoids (vitamin A)
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wilscase: I have lots of germplasm and would love to exchange anything that people are interested in
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