Vegetable Identification


Arugula is an aromatic salad green in the mustard family.  It is also known as rocket, roquette, rugula, or rucola and is popular in Italian cuisine. Usually “rocket” is the term used for wild arugula.  Arugula is a spicy leafed … Read More

Beauty Heart Radish

Beauty heart radishes, also known as watermelon radish, are a heirloom variety of a diakon radish.  They are a large round root vegetable related to the turnip and horseradish family, with a crisp texture and a mild to sweet peppery … Read More

Beets, Chioggia

Beet greens are a tasty green which can be cooked and used as you would chard or spinach. Read More


Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family, and is closely related to cauliflower. Its cultivation originated in Italy. Broccolo, its Italian name, means “cabbage sprout.” Broccoli’s name is derived from the Latin word brachium, which means branch or arm, a … Read More

Broccoli Raab

Rapini (also known as Broccoli Rabe (or Raap or Raab), Broccoletti, Broccoli di Rape, Cime di Rapa, Rape, Rappi, Friarielli (in Naples), and Grelos) is a common vegetable in the cuisines of Southern Italy (in particular Basilicata , Puglia and … Read More

Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a type of winter storage squash that grows on a vine. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has tan-yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp with a compartment of seeds in the … Read More


The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, red, white, and yellow varieties exist. It has a crisp texture when fresh. The most commonly eaten part of a carrot is a taproot, although the greens are … Read More


Celeriac also called celery root, or knob celery, is a variety of celery cultivated for its edible roots, hypocotyl, and shoots.   It is a variety of celery, and tastes similar to the more common varieties cultivated for their stalks.   … Read More


Choi or Chinese cabbage can refer to two distinct varieties that are related to the Western cabbage, and are of the same species as the common turnip. Pac Choi, also referred to as bok choy or Chinese cabbage, is a Chinese … Read More


Collards are a Brassica oleracea cultivar, the same species as cabbage and broccoli.  They are a dark green which is commonly paired with bacon or pork or used as a saute green, steamed or used for soups, and stews. Collards are … Read More