kancell at goodearthgardens.com
Fri Aug 17 19:55:09 EDT 2001
In 1999 Purdue had field day and training program for specialty crops and
Persian Mint was one of the topics. I believe you can purchase it anywhere
if they were profiling it in Indiana
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To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2001 12:57 PM
Subject: [market-farming] Persian Mint
> Every year about this time we have our tour of our state research farm,
which specializes in fruit and vegetable crops for med and small growers,
last year we hired a specialist in herbs to develope new stuff for local
growers, I saw a nice plot of a new mint called Persian Mint, the breeder
picked off one little leaf squished it up and tossed it in the field the
fragrance traveled in the wind it was so strong you could taste it in the
air, its nothing like the stuff that grows in your garden plots, once
patented it will only be avaliable to NJ growers, at the present I can take
cuttings and start a trial plot but cannot sell any, I hope you folks can
get your state and prov. research farms to do the same for you.
> BTW got to see a real nice spinach from India that looks like the spinach
we grow in the winter except this variety grows in 100* summer heat without
bolting or tasting bitter actually the flavor is much better than North Am.
types I will have to check the name of the seed supplier, its a company from
Japan, the company name sounds like Knowyou seeds or something like that.
> Sunny Meadow Farm
> Bridgeton, NJ.
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