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Description: Plant produces heavy yields of 1 3/4″ long by 1 1/4″ wide wrinkled hot peppers. Peppers are very hot and turn from dark green to red when mature. Plant has green stems, green leaves, and white flowers. A variety from Trinidad & Tobago.
Description: The pimento (often spelled pimiento) is also called the cherry pepper. It measures 3-4 inches long and 2-3 inches side. Pimiento translates to “pepper” from Spanish. See the photo below. It is bright red and shaped like a heart. You might be most familiar with the pimento as the famous pepper used to stuff olives.
Description: Once you grow pickling cucumbers, you will never go back to slicing cucumber again. Not only as these cucumbers bred to be used for pickles they are a delicious fresh cucumber that can be eaten right from the garden. Although some do have small spines they are easily wiped away with a soft cloth, or if you are a real gardener, on the jeans. These crisp mild fruits provide a quick snack and are great in salads, too. The trick of course it to pick them while they are small and eat them peel and all.
Description: Cucumbers are a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, which includes squash, and in the same genus as the muskmelon. Cucumbers are originally from India, there are 3 main varieties of cucumbers from which hundreds of different cultivars have emerge on the global market.
Description: Okra (also known as gumbo), is a tall-growing, warm-season, annual vegetable from the same family as hollyhock, rose of Sharon and hibiscus. The immature pods are used for soups, canning and stews or as a fried or boiled vegetable. The hibiscus like flowers and upright plant (3 to 6 feet or more in height) have ornamental value for backyard gardens.
Description: Growing up to eight inches in length, Italian eggplants elongated and wider at the blossom-end. Their glossy, indigo-black skin is thick and the flesh is a creamy white color. The texture of an Italian eggplant is succulent and porous like a sponge; when cooked the flesh becomes creamy and tender.
Description: The original white eggplant is now very trendy. It is generally smaller than the purple variety, and a lot of people say it’s more tender. White eggplants are also smaller and more firmly textured than the common purple eggplant. They are denser, creamier and less bitter, even though they can have more seeds. The skin of a white eggplant is tougher than purple eggplant and must be peeled. White eggplants are available seasonally.
Description: The eggplant, aubergine, melongene, brinjal or guinea squash (Solanum melongena) is a plant of the family Solanaceae (also known as the nightshades) and genus Solanum. It bears a fruit of the same name, commonly used in cooking. As a nightshade, it is closely related to the tomato and potato. It is native to India.
Description: The Corn (Mays) is generally described as an annual graminoid. This is not native to the U.S. (United States) and has its most active growth period in the summer . The greatest bloom is usually observed in the early summer, with fruit and seed production starting in the summer and continuing until summer. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Corn (Mays) has a short life span relative to most other plant species and a rapid growth rate. At maturity, the typical Corn (Mays) will reach up to 8 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 0 inches.
Description: Kale is a leafy vegetable similar to cabbage, except the leaves do not form a head. Kale plants thrive in cold weather, and can produce fresh greens when other garden plants have long died. It is considered one of the most nutritious vegetables available, and is easy to grow and maintain in most home gardens. Prized for its edible leaves, kale is also used as a decorative landscape plant in some gardens. The leaves of the plant vary in color and texture depending on species, but many are deep green, red and purple in color.
Description: String beans or bush beans are second only to tomatoes in many vegetable lovers’ eyes. They may very well be the easiest and fastest vegetable to grow, which is why they are a perfect crop for the new gardener. The reason they are ready to pick so quickly is because they are eaten before the bean itself is mature. Both the pod and bean seed should be tender when picked. This is in contrast with shell beans in which the seeds must be completely developed before picking.
Description: Bok choy is also called Chinese cabbage. This Chinese vegetable is a cool weather vegetable. They do not do well during the heat of summer and therefore, they do best in the spring and fall. Read on to learn more about proper bok choy care.
Description: Romaine lettuce is one of the most popular of lettuces in both the garden, and the kitchen. Gardener’s love it because it is fast growing, and forms a loose head, that is easy to harvest. It takes up little space in the garden, too. Sweet and delicious.
Description: The Lettuce Oak Leaf, ‘Lactuca sativa’, is an old time favorite. Oak Leaf lettuce makes classy mixed salads and stays tasty even in drought and heat. If you get your garden in a little late, Oak Leaf lettuce may be one of the best varieties for you. Oak Leaf will stay tasty and non-bitter well into the heat of summer. The leaves are very attractive with the oak leaf shape. The plant is attractive with fairly tight rosettes of medium green leaves.
Description: ‘Buttercrunch’ is a butterhead lettuce generally ready to harvest 70 days after sowing. Similar to the bibb types, this letuce differs in its thick green leaves and small, tight head. It maintains its sweetness well when grown in the heat of summer, like other buttercrunches. Goes into fall without bolting. Start from seed 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost date. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep in wide rows and thin to 8 to 12 inches apart.
Description: Red brown mignonette is a popular variety of Lettuce, which belongs to the Lettuce genus (Lactuca sativa ‘Red brown mignonette’). This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Red brown mignonette normally reaches to a mature height of 9.75 inches (25.0 cm).
Description: Bibb Lettuce plants are a heading variety of lettuce. It forms a loose head. It is tasty, with a distinctive flavor that’s popular with home gardeners. Like other lettuces, Bibb lettuce is a cool weather crop. Time your spring crop to mature prior to the onset of hot and humid weather. Summer’s heat can result in splitting bolting, or rotting of heads. We recommend an indoor start in the spring for an early crop for your salad bowl.
Description: Swiss chard is a neat plant that grows well among other vegetables.Colorful stems and bright green leaves make Swiss chard the single most glamorous garden green as well as a nutritious vegetable. Because it does not ship well, you are not likely to find it at the grocery store. The only way to have beautiful leaves like these is to grow your own.
Description: Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea, in the family Brassicaceae. It is an annual plant that reproduces by seed. Typically, only the head (the white curd) is eaten. The cauliflower head is composed of a white inflorescence meristem. Cauliflower heads resemble those in broccoli, which differs in having flower buds.