Identification of Local Vegetable Crops

 

CLASS: Basic 3

SUBJECT: Agricultural Science

TOPIC: Identification of Local Vegetable Crops

 

CONTENT:

 

Vegetable crops are annual crops, that is, they are planted under a garden system and harvested within a year. Vegetables are rich in iron, vitamins and minerals. They are therefore, an important component of a balanced diet.

 

Classes of vegetable crops include:

 

(a) Leaf vegetables: They are planted mainly for their leaves. Examples are:

 

Waterleaf

Cabbage

Lettuce

Bitterleaf

Telferia

Pumpkin

Amaranthus

Spinach, etc

 

(b) Fruit vegetables: They are cultivated for their fruits, though some people eat their leaves. Examples are:

 

Okra

Tomatoes

Pepper

Egg plant, etc.

 

(c) Root vegetables: They are cultivated for their tubers. Examples of root vegetables are:

 

Carrots

Ginger, etc.

 

(d) Leguminous vegetables: Example is green beans.

 

EVALUATION:

 

1. Explain what vegetables as annual crops mean.

 

2. State the four classes of vegetable crops.

 

3. Vegetables are rich in ____________, ____________ and ______________.

 

5. State three examples of leaf vegetables.

 

5. List two examples of fruit vegetables.

 

6. ___________ is an example of leguminous vegetable.

 

7. ___________ and ____________ are examples of root vegetable crops.

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