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Published August 22, 2009, 07:53 AM

Vegetable testers sought

North Dakota State University is looking for 200 families to test promising radish, spinach and other greens from across the world. The radish varieties come in an array of colors ranging from red, purple and white. There is even a watermelon radish that has pink flesh inside. NDSU is testing the most popular greens from Asia. These greens come in many shapes and colors. They taste mild and are popular when mixed in salads or lightly cooked as stir fries.

North Dakota State University is looking for 200 families to test promising radish, spinach and other greens from across the world.

The radish varieties come in an array of colors ranging from red, purple and white. There is even a watermelon radish that has pink flesh inside.

NDSU is testing the most popular greens from Asia. These greens come in many shapes and colors. They taste mild and are popular when mixed in salads or lightly cooked as stir fries.

Most of the tests can be completed within 30 days. It’s a fast and easy way to introduce science to children.

Seed supplies are limited. Each household is limited to no more than two trials. But to encourage more kids to get involved, NDSU has received special funds to provide a free trial to any child who agrees to take responsibility for their trial. So a household with two children can participate in up to four trials.

To learn more about this project, go to www.dakotagardener.com. If you don’t have access to a computer, contact NDSU Educator Dr. Tom Kalb at 701-221-6865 for a brochure.

Orders for seeds are being accepted now.

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