History of Loroco

Scientific Name of Loroco: Fernaldia Pandurata.

Loroco is native to Central America and was also known as quilite. It is a plant that in El Salvador produces edible flowers from May to October, but with proper irrigation can produce year long.

Loroco is mainly propagated by seed, and it takes about 3 to 4 months from seed to flowering.

Loroco is a non traditional crop. Up until a few years ago it was only found in wild form or cultivated on home crops by housewives and small scale growers.

Loroco has been reported in many countries of Central America and some states of the south of Mexico, but the only country where it is consumed from its origins is in El Salvador.


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Plantación Loroco   Plantación Loroco

Plantación Loroco   Plantación Loroco

Plantación Loroco   Plantación Loroco

Plantación Loroco   Plantación Loroco

Plantación Loroco