Black Rice

Apr 10 2024

African rice, Oryza glaberrima, has been essential to recognizing the contributions of…


By Kenneth Reginald Otero-Walker

Cultivation and Ecology of Dates

Apr 10 2024

Focus on Science

The date palm requires ample sunlight, high temperatures (though it can survive…


By Tara Allen

The Nourishing Power of Dates

Apr 10 2024

Specimen Stories

As the Islamic month of fasting – Ramadan – comes to a…


By Tara Allen

Ethnobotanical Uses of Dates

Apr 10 2024

Specimen Stories

Although eating the fruit may be the most well-known use of the…


By Tara Allen

Date Syrup Jallab

Apr 10 2024

Specimen Stories

There are many recipes featuring dates and their byproducts across many cultures,…


By Tara Allen

James F. Brown - Master Gardener

Feb 13 2024

James F. Brown is regarded as one of America’s first master gardeners by the…


By Kenneth Reginald Otero-Walker

NYBG 2023 New Species Review!

Dec 21 2023

Focus on Science

Every year, botanists describe hundreds of new plants, algae, fungi, and lichens…


By Matthew C. Pace

Vanilla in Puerto Rico

Aug 12 2023

Vanilla also has a long history in the Caribbean, especially in Puerto…


By Jason Lopez

Vanilla in Mexico

Aug 12 2023

It is in Mexico where Vanilla planifolia is said to originate, where…


By Jason Lopez

Coquito

Aug 12 2023

The scent of vanilla has always been one of my absolute favorites. It…


By Jason Lopez

A Vanilla Voyage: Exploring the Spice's Legacy in…

Aug 12 2023

Specimen Stories

Vanilla planifolia, commonly known as vanilla, is one of the most instantly…


By Jason Lopez

Tobacco

Aug 3 2023

The history of tobacco and the people who cultivated the plant have…


By Angel Tobar

Mango

Aug 3 2023

The mango plant, scientifically known as Mangifera indica which means “an Indian…


By Michael Noi

Fruits of Rosaceae

Apr 22 2023

Specimen Stories

Flowering plants differ from all other plants by producing seeds within fruits;…


By Amy Weiss

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