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Armenian Cucumber

Armenian Cucumber (Cucumis melo var. flexuosus)

Technically Armenian cucumbers are a type of melon but their usefulness is identical to a cucumber so they have come to be treated as cucumbers. The long, skinny fruits have a beautiful ribbed skin, crisp texture and the flavor is mild and sweet. Armenian cucumbers can grow quite…

Artichoke

Artichoke (Cynara scolymus)

Artichokes are native to the Mediterranean region and were originally prized as a delicacy reserved for the nobility. The part of the artichoke that is actually eaten is its flower buds. The tender heart of the bud is delicious for use in a variety of recipes, steamed, or pickled.…

Artichoke

Artichoke 'Green Globe' (Cynara scolymus)

Artichokes are native to the Mediterranean region and were originally prized as a delicacy reserved for the nobility. The part of the artichoke that is actually eaten is its flower buds. The tender heart of the bud is delicious for use in a variety of recipes, steamed, or pickled.…

Arugula, Rocket Salad, Roquette

Arugula, Rocket Salad, Roquette (Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa)

Wild rocket is native to Italy and a common ingredient in Italian cuisine. The flavor is a bit spicier than cultivated Arugula but a light peppery flavor still dominates. It's a great, natural seasoning for fresh salads and on sandwiches, or lightly cooked with fish or poultry.…

Arugula, Rocket Salad, Roquette

Arugula, Rocket Salad, Roquette 'Myway' (Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa)

One of the earliest of Arugulas available with young leaves ready to harvest just a few weeks after planting. The compact plants are slow to bolt and disease tolerant. The leaves keep well after picking. Enjoy Arugula’s mild tangy flavor for salads, sandwiches, or lightly cooked…

Asian Eggplant

Asian Eggplant 'Ping Tung Long' (Solanum melongena)

A beautiful, mild-flavored variety from Pingtung, Taiwan. Provides large harvests of slender, violet-purple eggplants, even in summer’s heat and humidity. Harvest as early as 8” (20cm) for stir-frying.

Asparagus

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

Asparagus stalks or “spears” are actually the first tender plant stems that emerge in the spring. Asparagus plants are perennial and new plants should be allowed to just grow for 2-3 years. After that, the young shoots of mature plants may be harvested annually for a period of…

Asparagus

Asparagus 'Jersey' (Asparagus officinalis)

Asparagus plants are either male or female. While both produce delicious spears, it is the male plant that produces the most stalks because the female plant expends some energy on seed production. ‘Jersey’ is an all-male hybrid so the gardener can expect a large spear harvest…

Asparagus

Asparagus 'Martha Washington' (Asparagus officinalis)

A tried and true variety loved by generations of asparagus gardeners for its tender, delicious spears and good disease resistance. ‘Martha Washington’ is especially good for pickling and freezing. Asparagus plants are perennial. Their ferny texture adds a soft, airy feel to the…

Asparagus

Asparagus 'Mary Washington' (Asparagus officinalis)

A tried and true favorite, this heirloom asparagus has been around for generations. It produces large spears with tight heads and outstanding flavor. Plants are open-pollinated and will reproduce from seeds. Asparagus plants are perennial. Their ferny texture adds a soft, airy feel…

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