Annual:Annuals are those plants that need to be reseeded each year, they do not grow back from the same stalk or root year after year.
Beit Alpha: Plants listed a Beit Alpha, are parthenocarpic female plants that do not require pollination from insects.
Days:The term "Days" indicates the approximate time in days to harvest, from the day that you transplant your seedling outside.
Determinate:Determinate varieties generally produce one large crop for harvest, and generally grow similar to a bush in shape.
Glyphosate:The toxic chemical used in pesticides (such as Roundup and others) to kill weeds. Glyphosate is prohibited for use in certified organic agriculture.
GMO: Genetically Modified Organism (Also called G.E., which stands for Genetically Engineered). These are plants and produce that
have been scientifically modified (altered) genetically to be resistant to
pesticides (such as glyphosate). For a plant to be pesticide resistant,
it is genetically modified to become the toxin itself- Thus when an
insect eats the GMO plant it is eating the toxin and dies. Note:When you eat GMO produce, you too are eating the toxin.
Research suggests that through RNA (Different from DNA),
human organs take on the GMO toxin traits, thus giving off the
toxins to different parts of the human body.
Ignornace IS NOT Bliss -Know what you're eating! Just because something looks good DOES NOT mean its healthy for you. Be informed. Currently, Genetically Modified ingredients ARE NOT required to be listed on food labels in the U.S.A.! (FYI, Europe has banned GMO products) To learn more: Goto the Knowledge Center Tab, Click on Videos and Articles. Although Krow Acres or its representation doesn't endorse any particular information source, to learn more about GMOs, it is suggested that you search the internet or check out the website, www.youtube.com and enter, Genetically Modified Organism or
GMO for additional information.
Heirloom: A plant reaches "Heirloom" status when the seed from a stabilized variety has been handed down generation to generation for a minimum of fifty years. Sometimes they are nicknamed "ugly" because of their sometimes unique shape, color, or size.Heirlooms are also open pollinated, and although all Heirlooms are open pollinated, not all open pollinated plants are considered Heirlooms. The seeds saved from Heirloom
varieties will grow "true to seed" and can be used to grow plants and
fruit of the same type and quality.
Many folks say that nothing can compare to the great taste of
Hybrid:A Hybrid is produced by crossbreeding the pollen from a male flower
of one variety with the female flower of a different variety.
Hybrids will display the qualities of both parents, but may also
display more pronounced characteristics of either parent plant. Plant characteristics from hybridizing include such things as perfect shape, size, color, or durability for shipping. Seeds from hybrids will not reproduce "true to seed", in other
words they will not produce the same type or quality plant or fruit as from the previous year.
Note: Hybrids sometimes do indeed occur naturally in nature,
and Are Not the same as a Genetically Modified Orgainism. Indeterminate:Indeterminate varieties are plants that continue to grow and produce a steady crop for harvest until cold weather stops its growth.
Perennial: Perennial varieties are those plants that grow back year after year from the same stalk or root, and do not have to be reseeded. Open Pollinated:Open pollinated varieties are bred naturally by pollination, usually by
insects or wind. Many folks say that nothing can compare to the
great taste of an open pollinated variety. In fact, the seeds saved
from open pollinated varieties will grow "true to seed" and can
be used to grow plants and fruit of the same type and quality,
just as Heirlooms. Round Up Ready:Plants that are Round Up ready have been genetically modified to be resistant to the pesticide, glyphosate (found in Roundup and others). The Round up ready plant has been genetically altered to become a biological version of the glyphosate toxin itself. When sprayed with glyphosate, everything that comes into contact with this
toxin is killed except the glyphosate resistant plant.
Round Up Resistant: Plants that are not affected (resistant) to the effects of the
toxin Glyphosate used in the herbicide "Round Up" (and others), either
by natual evolution due to continued application of the toxin, or
Super Weeds: Weeds that have built up a natural resistance to chemical Herbicides
due to continual herbicide use. In an effort to chemically treat Super Weeds, Farmers and Gardeners
who use chemical methods generally apply herbicides more frequently,