The Carrot Daucus Carota

The Carrot Daucus Carota

The carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, black, red, white, and yellow cultivars exist.  Carrots are a domesticated form of the wild carrot, Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia. The plant probably originated in…

Zucchini, courgette

Zucchini, courgette

Zucchini (courgette) A striped and a uniform color zucchini Genus Cucurbita Species Cucurbita pepo Origin 19th century northern Italy, before Americas The zucchini  or courgette  is a summer squash which can reach nearly a metre in length, but is usually harvested immature at 15 to 25 cm (6 to 10 in)  In Britain and…

Beet

Beet

    Date Planted July 2017 from seed Purchase Info Purchased inNJ, USA Progress   Diseases and Problems   Uses Other than as a food, beets have use as a food colouring and as a medicinal plant. From the Middle Ages, beetroot was used as a treatment for a variety…

Parsley – Petroselinum Crispum

Parsley – Petroselinum Crispum

Parsley is a hardy, biennial that is grown and treated like an annual. There are two distinct types of parsley:  moss-curled and flat-leaf. Moss-curled forms a rosette of leaves that are finely cut and tightly curled.  It is often used for garnish.  Flat-leaf produces a rosette of…

Jalapeño

Jalapeño

The jalapeño  is a medium-sized chili pepper pod type cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum. A mature jalapeño fruit is 5–10 cm (2–4 in) long and hangs down with a round, firm, smooth flesh of 25–38 mm (1–1 in) wide. It is of mild to medium pungency, having a range of 1,000 to 20,000 Scoville units, depending on cultivar. Commonly picked…

Tomato – Solanum Lycopersicum

Tomato – Solanum Lycopersicum

The tomato is the edible fruit of Solanum , commonly known as a tomato plant, which belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The plants typically grow to 1–3 meters (3–10 ft) in height and have a weak stem that often sprawls over the ground and…

Cucumber – Cucumis Sativus

Cucumber – Cucumis Sativus

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae. It is a creeping vine that bears cucumiform fruits that are used as vegetables. There are three main varieties of cucumber: slicing, pickling, and seedless. Within these varieties, several cultivars have been…

Purple Tomatillo – Physalis Ixocarp

Purple Tomatillo – Physalis Ixocarp

The tomatillo (Physalis philadelphica), also known as the Mexican husk tomato, is a plant of the nightshade family bearing small, spherical and green or green-purple fruit of the same name. Tomatillos originated in Mexico and were cultivated in the pre-Columbian era.  A staple of Mexican cuisine,…

Pisum Sativum, peas, snow peas, sugar snap peas

Pisum Sativum, peas, snow peas, sugar snap peas

Pisum sativum Short-term cash crop. High forage yield in relatively short growth period. High nutritive value. Protein-rich. Highly acceptable feed for different classes of stock. Good intake characteristics. The seeds may be planted as soon as the soil temperature reaches 10 °C (50 °F), with the plants…