New vegetable varieties developed
Date: 14/03/2019 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source
The new strain of chives is bigger and more aromatic than the existing one and 1.4 times more productive. It can be cultivated on non-farming land with much sunshine and appropriate humidity and its farming is more labour-saving than that of the existing varieties. It is reaped 8-10 times a year, is highly resistant to cold and highly adaptable to soil and its leaves contain a good deal of nutrients. In particular, it has the highest carotene content among green vegetables.
The new Gynura bicolor DC is also a nutritious vegetable rich in iron and manganese. It is highly resistant to heat, humidity, drought and other unfavourable conditions. With a per-hectare yield of 90-100 tons, it can be grown effectively in greenhouses.
The institute also bred an aftercrop bok choy by a bioengineering method unlike the traditional one. This high-yielding variety is planted after maize.
And the new musk melon is also a high-yielding variety weighing up to two kilograms, and it is very fragrant and of high nutritive value.
The new Brassica Bailey can be grown effectively even on highlands and as it has a high content of essential nutrients, the vegetable has antibiotic, anticancer and beauty effects and is good for making bones and teeth healthy.