“It is basically rhubarb,” says forager Ross Evans of Japanese knotweed, the “weed” Britain spends £166 million every year attempting to eradicate. “The young shoots are also great, almost similar to bamboo shoots.”
The invention is actually a dual-cropping plant that grows both eggplant (that's the "egg") and potatoes (chips—geddit?). Those horticulturalists sure do love their wordplay!
A new study from conservation group Plantlife has found that Scotland’s supply of juniper, the plant used to flavour gin, is being killed off by deadly fungal disease phytophthora austrocedrae.