Vegetable Identification

Cucumber

Cucumber is a tender, warm-season vegetable in the gourd family.  They are sensitive plants, but produce well when given proper care and protection. The vines of standard varieties grow rapidly and require substantial space. Vertical training methods and new dwarf … Read More

Eggplant

Eggplant (Solanum melongena) is a member of the nightshade family of vegetables.  With its spongy flesh readily soaking oils and seasoning, it is generally used sauteed or grilled in many types of cuisines and does not have to be skinned. … Read More

Fennel

Fennel can be used in it’s entirety as well including the fronds although the best part is the crunchy bulb and stalks. Read More

Garlic

Garlic is widely used around the world for its pungent flavor as a seasoning or condiment. It is a fundamental component in many or most dishes of various continents, including Asia, the middle east, northern Africa, Europe, and America. The flavour … Read More

Garlic Scapes

Allium is the scientific name for the garlic/onion/leek/chive family, and is derived from the classical Latin alium meaning “garlic.” “Scapes” are the flower stalks found on certain members of the allium family.  Garlic scapes, which only appear on the finest hard neck garlic … Read More

Green Pepper

Bell pepper, also known as sweet pepper and capsicum (in Australia and New Zealand), is a cultivar group of the species Capsicum annuum (chili pepper). Cultivars of the plant produce fruits in different colors, including red, yellow, orange and green. … Read More

Heirloom Tomato

          An heirloom tomato is an open-pollinated (non-hybrid) heirloom cultivar of tomato. Heirloom tomatoes have become increasingly popular and more readily available in recent years. They are grown for historical interest, access to wider varieties, and by people who wish to save seeds from … Read More

Kale

Kale is a form of cabbage, green or purple, in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms. The species Brassica oleracea contains a wide array … Read More

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi (German turnip) is a low, stout cultivar of the cabbage. The name comes from the German Kohl (“cabbage”) plus Rübe ~ Rabi (Swiss German variant) (“turnip”), because the swollen stem resembles the latter. The taste and texture of kohlrabi … Read More

Lettuce (head)

Lettuce is a cool season crop which can actually become dormant and bitter in the mid summer heat.  There are many types of lettuce to choose from but generally we grow romaine, and butterhead lettuces.  Our plantings are targeted for … Read More