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Vegetables

Vegetables

Get to Know Plants

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)

Origin The common cucumber originated in northwest India and is widely distributed throughout the world. It has been cultivated for more than 4000 years. It...

Daikon Radish (Raphanus sativus L.)

Origin The daikon radish is a root vegetable that is native to China and Southeast Asia. It is also known as the white radish, Oriental...

Edible Plant Stems

ASPARAGUS Asparagus Officinalis L. belongs to the Asparagaceae family. It is a perennial herbaceous plant, 120-150 cm tall. The asparagus rhizome produces succulent green or white...

Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.)

Origin Eggplants are native to India and have been cultivated there for over four thousand years. They were first introduced to China in the fifth...

Fruiting Vegetables

Fruiting vegetables include tomatoes, peppers, aubergines and bell peppers. They have a very long growing season. Seedlings are grown in greenhouses and only planted...

Groundcherry (Physalis ixocarpa L.)

Origin The groundcherry is fruiting vegetable native to Central and South America. Consumption  The groundcherry is used in pies, jams, and puddings. It can also be eaten fresh. Nutritional...

Kale (Brassica oleracea L.)

Origin  Kale has been cultivated by humans since the Stone Age. The white cabbage was developed in ancient Rome. It is believed to have been...

Katuk (Sauropus androgynus L.)

Katuk (Sauropus androgynous) is a tropical fruit tree native to Southeast Asia. It is also known as sweet leaf, katak, or ketek in Indonesia;...

Leafy Vegetables

Leafy vegetables can be grown in the garden bed, in the greenhouse or indoors, but it is important to choose the right varieties. They grow...

Leek (Allium Porrum L.)

Origin  The leek is thought to have originated in southern Europe, on the shores of the Mediterranean. Leeks have been known as a vegetable for...

Leguminous Vegetables

Leguminous vegetables belong to the genus Bean (Fabaceae). They are among the most nutritious vegetables and are only slightly below meat in terms of...

Lentils (Lens culinaris L.)

The lentil (Lens culinaris) is a small, annual plant of the legume family. It has become an important crop in many parts of the...

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.)

Origin  The cultivated lettuce is believed to have originated in the Mediterranean region. It is one of the oldest leafy vegetables. Lettuce was cultivated in...

Meet Me, I’m Garlic

According to scientists, garlic (Allium sativum L.) is a perennial bulbous vegetable of the lily family. The stem is erect, 30-60 cm tall, about...

Okinawa spinach (Gynura crepioides L.)

This attractive perennial herb (Gynura creperies) has half purple, half dark green leaves that make a delicious addition to salads or can be cooked...

Onion (Allium cepa L.)

Origin  The onion is believed to have originated in the western region of North India, Afghanistan, western Tian Shan and Uzbekistan. It is considered to...