Gardens of Oceania
Gardens of Oceania summarises available knowledge about numerous food plants with commercial potential, in order to assure the development of an agriculture that can produce a sufficient amount to cope with a formidable population growth while at the same time preserving the Vanuatu environment.
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Africa Alimentary Allium ancient Annona areas Asia Asian Bakhuizen banana bean Bislama boiled Brassica oleracea Brassica rapa breadfruit Capsicum cassava CD-ROM century Citrus cm in diameter cm long coconut milk colour commercial Complementary food plant cooked corm Cucurbita cultivars Cultivation and production Description Dioscorea dishes edible English flesh flowers foraged species forms French fruits gardens genus genus comprises gourd green grow harvested herbaceous herbaceous plant History inflorescence introduced to Vanuatu kava lap-lap leaf leaflets lobes markets maturity minor species Morphological variability ni-Vanuatu nowadays numerous Ochse & Bakhuizen onion orange origin oval Pacific papaya Papua New Guinea petiole Plant occasionally eaten Polyscias Port Vila present in Vanuatu propagated PROSEA Purseglove 1991 region root crops round Santo shape Smartt & Simmonds soil Species present spread stalk stem sweet potato taro tree tropical tubers Vanuatu varieties vegetable villages water spinach Weightman 1989 wild Xanthosoma sagittifolium yellow young leaves Zeven