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Ramp Hysteria

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See what your obsession with ramps has wrought?: There are botanists who say the tasty wild leeks are current being over-harvested. There are concerns about the crop being able to replenish itself, since ramps take five to seven years to produce a seed, and another six to 18 months for that seed to germinate. Demand and relative scarcity have led to prices of up to $12 per pound in some areas. [NYT via -E-]

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