Here is a report from our work with two of three known remaining lines of Vossakvann.
First seed batch from ‘Teigdalen’
This year, the Teigdalen field was ready for the first selection and seed collection. We have a small field in addition that will be used to replace the plants that produce seeds and thus die this year. It was not ideal conditions for the seeds, because we struggled with a lot of Black aphids. But after a lot of cleaning and sieving, we achieved some usable deciliters.
Half of this is delivered to the norwegian seed saver association Kvann, as an extension of our collaboration on variety conservation of this plant. A portion also goes to a member of Sesam, which is Kvann’s sister organization in Sweden.
Breeding field for ‘Markusteigen’
In the autumn of 2020, we established a field on Sørbråten farm which is located in a depression that is difficult to drain, but which is thus excellent for angelica. Wild angelica (Angelica sylvestris) is already growing there, a close relative with similar growth requirements. We laid down tarp to supress existing vegetation.