Landing Tuesday, March 28th 2017
|Domesticated||Where||Plant||Seed Library Status|
|4,000 BC||Central & South America||AMARANTH||Arriving soon|
|2,000 BC||Africa, Southwestern Asia||ARMENIAN CUCUMBER||Arriving soon|
|8,000 BC & 2,000 BC||Asia, Central America, Africa||BOTTLE GOURD||Arriving soon|
|8,000 BC||Central America, Northern South America||WINTER SQUASH||Arriving soon|
|4,000-2,000 BC||Northwest Mexico||TEPARY BEAN||Arriving soon|
|1,000-2,000 BC||West or Northeastern Africa||COWPEA||Arriving soon|
|1,100-1,200 BC||Near Ethiopia||OKRA||Arriving soon|
|3,000-4,000 BC||Ethiopia||SORGHUM||Arriving soon|
Please note: Places and dates of domestication are not precisely known, and less so in some cases than in others.
1 “Celebration of Tepary Beans, Part 1.” Native Seeds/SEARCH.
2 Stetter, Markus G., Thomas M ̈uller and Karl J. Schmid (Institute of Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Population Genetics, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.) “Genomic and phenotypic evidence for an incomplete domestication of South American grain amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus).” bioRxiv. November 18, 2016.
3 Timko, Michael P., Jeff D. Ehlers, Philip A. Roberts. “Cowpea” (Chapter 3.) Genome Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Plants, Volume 3: Pulses, Sugar and Tuber Crops. C. Kole (Ed.) Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.
4 D’Andrea, A.C., S. Kahlheber, A.L. Logan, D.J. Watson. “Early domesticated cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) from Central Ghana.” Antiquity. Volume 81, Issue 313. September 2007, pp. 686-698. Cambridge University Press.
5 Robertson, Hamish. “Cucumis melo (Muskmelon, including wintermelon and spanspek).” Biodiversity Explorer.
6 Hirst, K. Kris. “Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) – Domestication History.” ThoughtCo. Updated January 7, 2017.
7 Ehler, James T. “Okra History and Facts.” FoodReference.com.
8 “Cucurbita moschata.” Missouri Botanical Garden website.
9 Hirst, K. Kris. “Domestication History of the Squash Plant (Cucurbita spp).” ThoughtCo. Updated January 7, 2017.