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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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Greens Gardens Blog interview

Green Gardens interview

We did a great interview with the Green Gardens Blog in January 2016, ‘Becoming Expert Growers with Incredible Vegetables’ as part of their gardening guides series. It is all about how we developed from home growers, to setting up a perennial vegetable nursery. Plus advice on growing perennial vegetables and some of our favourites…Ulluco, Yacon, Perennial Kales, Hablitzia Tamnoides and more. You can read the full article by clicking on the image below.

 

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