This page is an open source resource guide for cassabanana. It is for growing and maintaining the most bio-diverse, delicious, and broadly applicable cassabanana selection possible. It contains cultural considerations, planting guidelines, descriptions, and the best places we’ve found for purchasing the species we’ve listed. As part of the One Community Highest Good food component of global transformation, this page will continue to evolve indefinitely to contain maintenance and care tips, accessioning and plant breeding and sharing information as part of the One Community open source botanical garden model, and even recipe’s, preparations, and preservation methods used on the property.
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|The cassabanana is a short-lived perennial vine that can reach 30 feet. The young stems are hirsute, climbing by tendrils, and have adhesive discs that adhere to any smooth surface. Leaves on long petioles are 4-12cm., heart-shaped and orbicular, with wavy or toothed margins growing to 30 cm length and width. Flowers are solitary, bell-shaped, and 5 cm in diameter. Cassabanana is grown for it’s large melon-like fruits, which are juicy and very fragrant. The fruits are eaten like summer squash or cucumbers when immature, or as a dessert fruit when ripe. They are also juiced or preserved.|
Start seeds early indoors to maximize growing season. Plant out after last frost and when soil has warmed. Row covers, hot caps or polytunnel/ hoop house cultivation may be required in cooler climates. Foliar feed with liquid seaweed or fish emulsion during the growing season.
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At this time we do not have any additional cassabanana varieties. We will add them here when they become available.
|REF #||VEGETABLES||VARIETY||SOURCE||QUANTITY||UNIT COST||TOTAL COST|
|GCas#1||Cassabanana||Crua Vermelho||HJ||1 pkt.||$8||$8|
|GCas#2||Cassabanana||Crua Roxo||HJ||1 pkt.||$8||$8|
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This section will evolve to include accessioning and plant breeding and sharing information as part of the One Community open source botanical garden model.
This section will evolve to include testimonials, recipe’s, preparations, and preservation methods used on the property first, and then later with additional information from other Highest Good collaborators and teacher/demonstration hubs.
Recipe courtesy of: Zoom’s Edible Plants
|Total Time: 30 min
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 15 min
|Yield: 3 Cups
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