A dent corn, it is mainly dried and ground into cornmeal for making cornbread and the southern specialty, cornpone, a type of cornbread made in a skillet. Plants are tall, up to 4m/12ft, and each stalk produces two large ears with about half a pound of...
Treatments are thought to harmonize spleen and liver meridians, treat “wind-moist” conditions as well as combat migraines and rheumatism. Laserworts roots are thick (1in/2cm). Laserwort is a close relative to parsley with aromatic leaves that are...
The fresh greens, with their pink stems and smooth lobed leaves, are gorgeous when added to salads or used as a garnish. Very easy to grow. This is a "radish green" grown for its spicy leafy greens and not for bulbous stems typical of other radish varieties.
The flavour is pleasantly nutty. They also make a most decorative container at the dinner table for other foods when scooped out. They can be steamed whole, or hollowed out, stuffed and baked, or they can be sliced and sauteed in butter until golden brown.
Pods, about 12cm/5" long, turn yellow, then orange, and then bright red. Versatile hot banana pepper that can be served stuffed, fried, pickled, or just added fresh to salads. A good dependable choice for cooler areas where other hot peppers do not do...
The leaves can be used like any other sweet basil, but you can also pick the red flower bracts and sprinkle them over salads, egg dishes, soup, etc. It tolerates heavy cutting well so multiple cuttings are possible.
The stalks are beautifully tinged with red, and the colour persists even after cooking. Start seeds early. An old English cultivar from the 1700s that was once found only in the gardens of the wealthy.
The stout 5cm/2" red peppers are dried and ground to make the spice. Best known for making paprika, the quintessential flavouring for Hungarian goulash and paprikash. As many don't know, they are quite delicious as a fresh pepper for stuffing and salads.
As its name suggests it is an invaluable aid to mothers, helping to regulate menstruation, ease post-partum pain and bleeding, and to help to eject the placenta. (Yi mu cao) One of the 50 fundamental herbs in Chinese medicine.
Leaves are medium to large in size and have excellent shelf-life for fresh use. Excellent for fresh cut sales in bags or bunches. A compact variety suited for both fresh cut production and for pot production.
For salsas, tomatillos are often used to tone down the hotness of chillies. Tomatillo is the main ingredient of salsa verde. This traditional variety is a mixture of two distinct forms: an upright branching form and a lower, more compact form.
Sugar Snap is an exceptional variety that produces sweet, succulent pods that can be allowed to mature to produce peas. Sugar snap peas are also known as “mangetout” peas, meaning that both the pod and the peas can be eaten.
Flesh is used for pie filling, soups, delicious grilled with onion, garlic, lovage and sweet peppers. Can be used as jack-o-lantern and is ideal for entering into fairs for competition on heaviest squash! 120 days.
‘Longstanding' is the strain commonly grown in North America for fresh leaves. (Chinese parsley) The piquant flavour of fresh coriander leaves, so essential in authentic Chinese and Latin American cuisines, has become very popular in recent years.
Low in geosmin, the substance that gives other beetroot varieties an unpleasant earthy taste. Resistant to downy mildew. Roots are globular, 6-8cm/2.5-3" across with smooth skin. Prolific variety with blood red roots and red-tinged green tops.
Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris crassa 'Dark Red Detroit'