History of Loroco
Scientific Name of Loroco: Fernaldia
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
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.
Pictures of Loroco Plantation