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Apios americana or Hopniss heaven

Apios americana, Groundnut or Hopniss

I’ve been growing Apios Americana for a few years now. Native to North America, it’s a leguminous plant that has everything going for it –  delicious tubers, beautiful ornamental vines with scented flowers and is nitrogen fixing too. Also known as Groundnut and Hopniss (from the Lenape word “Hobbenis”) it was an important staple food for many indigenous peoples in North America. I’m so excited to be working with this perennial edible plant that has so much potential as a useful high protein food crop. 

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