|Authors: ||J.Y. Péron, D. Dubost|
Rehabilitation of lost vegetables is one of the ways which allow to broaden the vegetable assortment in aid both of consumers and growers.
Therefore this strategy as such or associated to necessary breeding and selection from a first enhanced germplasm coming from wild forms or landraces, contribute to the preservation of genetic resources of these minor vegetable crops.
Three examples of vegetables which have been lost in France are mentioned:
- Japanese artichoke (Stachys Sieboldii) introduced in France in 1882 and on the bink on total extinction in the 1970s.
- Seakale (Crambe maritima) subjected to commercial transaction at the end of the last century till the second world war, essentially in Great Britain.
- Tuberous-rooted chervil (Chaerophyllum bulbosum) introduced in France in 1846 without real development till now.
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