Distinct hardy edible banana from mountain regions of NE India, known from at least Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Its Thai name means Elephant's toe Banana. It is very uncommon in cultivation and possibly one of the hardiest to drought and cold. White wax coats much of the pseudo-stem.
Widespread Spanish cultivar of Almond, with superior frost-resistance. It was selected in a cold area by Zaragoza by the priest who wanted to find an almond tree able to grow well in the area. Desmayo means Fainting and this is because the branches of the tree are exceptionally weeping, a bit like a willow. This doubtlessly helped the tree to resist frost.
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