Extension of the 'Red List of Endangered Local Crops’ to include vegetable varieties Experiencing the taste of regions

Extension of the 'Red List of Endangered Local Crops’ to include vegetable varieties

Celeriac variety: apple (Source: BLE)

Information and images of around 7,000 old vegetable varieties are available in a database, which will help to rediscover forgotten varieties. Up to now no general figures about the endangerment of old vegetables in Germany were available. In order to improve the scientific basis in this field, the research project "Extension of the 'Red List of Endangered Local Crops’ to include vegetable varieties" was carried out.

This was the first time that a systematic database on the vegetable diversity of the last two centuries was compiled. Historical publications from the time between 1836 and 1956, were used to research vegetable varieties and species and information about a wide variety of historical varieties were collected. In addition to the transfer of historical variety information into an online database, around 3,000 drawings and photos.

Contact

Dr. Imke Thormann
+49 (0) 228  6845 - 3438
Email:  Imke.Thormann(at)ble(dot)de

Sarah Sensen
+49 (0) 228  6845 - 3543
Email: Sarah.Sensen(at)ble(dot)de

Isabelle Winkler
+49 (0) 228  6845 - 2895
Email: Isabelle.Winkler(at)ble(dot)de

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and Food
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D-53179 Bonn