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Canola at Ardrossan

Post by Hughie » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:41 am

Canola growing on the outskirsts of our town in Australia.
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Behind those trees lies Ardrossan, which looks across to what could be a miniture Arran - Aboriginal name for the hills is "You Yangs".
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Re: Canola at Ardrossan

Post by Mac » Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:08 am

That does look a bit like a 'mirrored' view of Arran :)

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Re: Canola at Ardrossan

Post by Hughie » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:02 am

Nobody asked. :(

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Re: Canola at Ardrossan

Post by little plum » Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:44 am

Hughie,
They fields looked like mustard seed when I went rough shooting, as no one has asked, what is Canola?
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Re: Canola at Ardrossan

Post by Hughie » Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:58 am

No LP it's Canola. The oil from the seed is used in such things as margarine
What I was referring to was:
Hughie wrote:Behind those trees lies Ardrossan,
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Re: Canola at Ardrossan

Post by bobnetau » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:18 am

We should pay them a visit, Hugh and ask how it came by its name.

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Re: Canola at Ardrossan

Post by Hughie » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:49 am

I did email them but got no reply. Yes, we should pay them a visit.

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Re: Canola at Ardrossan

Post by Bruce » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:09 am

Canola is what we call rapeseed in the UK. And it is indeed part of the brassica (mustard/cabbage) family!

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Re: Canola at Ardrossan

Post by exile » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:11 pm

Heard on the World Service last week that Canola was originally developed in Canada, hence the 1st three letters of its name.

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Re: Canola at Ardrossan

Post by Bruce » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:43 pm

Wikipedia says "In the 1970s, the Rapeseed Association of Canada chose the name "canola" to represent "Can" for Canada, and "ola" for oil. One dictionary purports that it stands for Can(ada) + o(il) + l(ow) + a(cid).”

They changed the name partly because “rape oil” had unfortunate connotations. Also, earlier varieties of rapeseed oil had an unpleasant taste, so they changed the name to get round that bad press.

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Re: Canola at Ardrossan

Post by irejim9 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:58 am

flying into Avalon airport that is what you see from the air. It is just beautiful, like a sea of gold.

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