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Adzuki image Adzuki

Botanical Name: Vigna angularis, Phaseolus angularis
Other Names: Azuki, Aduki, Kor, Hongdou, Pat

As with other beans, they remain viable for a number of years and germinate quite readily. For sprouts, simply keep damp and warm (15C 20C) for a few days and they will germinate and grow a few cm long. To cultivate the plant sow in damp soil 2 to 3 cm deep, they should germinate within a few days and will be ready to harvest in 3 to 4 months.

Almond image Almond

Botanical Name: Prunus dulcis
Other Names: Amandal, Amande, Amendra, Amendoa, Badum, Mandel, Mandorla

Propagation is by grafting onto almond or plum trees.

Amla image Amla

Botanical Name: Emblica officinalis, Phyllanthus emblica
Other Names: Emblic, Indian gooseberry, Amlaki, Amala

The tree is propagated by seeds taken from overripe fruits sun-dried to facilitate removal of the stone, or cut in half right through the stone. The extracted seeds are given the float test and 100% of those that sink will germinate.

Aubergine image Aubergine

Botanical Name: Solanum melongena
Other Names: Eggplant, Bringal, Melongena, Berenjena, Katharikkaai, Baingan, Qiezi, Ringra

From seeds. Germination takes 8 to 10 days and requires a temperature of 16C 20C.

Avocado image Avocado

Botanical Name: Persea americana
Other Names: Augacate, Cura, Cupandra, Palta, Abacate, Avocatier

Avocado can easily be grown from seed but lose viability within a month. They germinate in 4 to 6 weeks, however, it can take 4 to 6 years to bear fruit which is unlikely to be true to the original parent. Commercial trees are propagated by grafting onto rootstock grown from seed. Avocado can also be propagated from cuttings but they are difficult to root. Avocado trees have excellent foliage and make great specimen plants. They can be grown in a container in the UK - ensure that they are brought inside during winter and kept near a south facing window to give it plenty of light.

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