Tag Archive: heirloom

Mar 08

Listada de Gandia Eggplant

Listada de Gandia eggplant

A gardening friend told us this is the only variety of eggplant he grows anymore. Botanical Interests describes this heirloom as “So pretty, you can grow it in the flower garden. Its thin skin, mild flavor and tender texture ensure you will enjoy every bite!” They go on to say that the skin is so …

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Aug 26

2 Varieties of Heirloom Zucchini You’re Gonna Love

Costata Romanesco Zucchini

Somewhat by fortunate accident we ended up with a total of 3 zucchini beds made of 2 different varieties of heirloom zucchini. Neither variety is very prolific, which means our kitchen is not inundated with green summer squashes. Since both can brag a flavor far superior to any zucchini we had ever tasted, every harvest …

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Mar 11

Kikuza Pumpkin

Here it comes.

Mandolin and I enjoy growing unusual varieties of food, and last summer we experimented with this Kikuza winter squash. It is a pumpkin originally from Japan, but we were able to get seeds from Baker Creek. The fruit are only a few pounds each, so they lend themselves well to growing vertically, yet they are …

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Nov 30

Gourmet Gardens

Stir fry with fuzzy gourd, it just sounds so interesting.

If you are planning a gourmet garden, or choosing plants for the gourmet in your life, go for the more unusual. Carrots Shoot for a rainbow of colors. Orange carrots are ho-hum, but add in some whites, reds, purple and yellow varieties and now they become pleasing to the eye as well as the palate. …

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