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Hot & Beautiful Peppers

Capsicum annuum ‘Basket of Fire’ – A Chili pepper that is as beautiful as it is tasty, these are a favourite for growing in containers or hanging baskets. The small tapered fruits mature from a creamy-yellow to orange, and finally a … Continue reading

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Novelty Vegetables

Chenopodium capitatum (syn. Blitum capitatum) – Strawberry Spinach may look quite exotic but is native to much of North America and parts of Europe – where it has been eaten since the 1600’s. The leaves are a potherb that are cooked like … Continue reading

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Pumpkins & Squash

Cucurbita pepo ‘Howden’ – This is probably the Halloween pumpkin that you buy from those big bins in front of the supermarket. ‘Howden’ produces 20-25 lb. pumpkins with ribbed, rich orange skin and sturdy handles. It is also a good storing … Continue reading

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A Vegetable Sampler

Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla ‘Eldorado’ – A slow-bolting Swiss Chard with gorgeous bright golden-yellow stems. It can be eaten as baby greens in mixed salads after 30 days or cooked as a vegetable at maturity. ‘Eldorado’ has excellent frost tolerance and can be … Continue reading

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Unusual Edibles

Rubus idaeus RASPBERRY SHORTCAKE (syn. ‘NR7′) – Part of the BRAZELBERRIES series, this dwarf thornless summer bearing raspberry produces large to standard-sized fruit with good flavour. It is ideal for growing in containers, although you will have to be diligent … Continue reading

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Lettuce / Lactuca sativa

Lactuca sativa ‘Steamboat’ – A good choice for home gardeners wanting to grow their own Iceberg-type lettuce. The firm, crisp heads are quite dense with a desirable crunchy texture that comes from the high water content. ‘Steamboat’ is resistant to … Continue reading

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Peppers III / Capsicum

Capsicum annuum ‘Jalapeno’ – These small to medium sized (averaging 2″ long) chili peppers are often picked green, but will mature to red if left to ripen, at which point they have a sweeter flavour. If you don’t like the … Continue reading

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