The information can be
searched by going to the page with the known crop name and then
searching for that name using the 'Find' feature (in the Edit submenu)
for both the Netscape and Microsoft browsers.
The alternate names are mainly taken from
English language names and often include the name in the language of
origin. The common name for a crop associated the botanical name
is not necessarily the most common one used since usage can vary around
the world. Where information is listed for many cultivars for a
crop this extra information is on a more detailed page for that crop.
The primary source for
botanical names was the USDA-ARS GRIN database (Germplasm Resources
Information Network). Alternate common names and some botanical
names were obtained from a wide variety other sources. This list
is limited to crops for which at least
some information about postharvest storage condition is available.
Sydney Postharvest Laboratory
Revised Feb 2001 (J.Jobling)