Peculiar Produce


  1. Asparagus takes 3 years to grow!
  • Beets can be eaten from top to toe! Beet are edible from the top of the greens to the bottom of the root.

Carrots are usually orange in color but purple, red, white, and yellow varieties also exist.

Durian can grow to be 12 inches high and up to 7lbs!

Eggplant is called Aubergine in the United Kingdom and Brinjal in some parts of Asia.

Fennel tastes sweet like Licorice and can grow up to 8ft tall!

Keep your pets away from garlic. It can get them sick!

Honeydew has nicknames like the ‘melon tuna’ in parts of Latin America and the ‘Bailan melon’ in China. 

An Ice Cream Bean comes from South America, is used for medicine and has tasty pods that are used in desserts!

Jicama can be peeled like a potato and eaten raw. Raw jicama is very similar to raw apples- light, crisp, and sweet.

Kale is a superfood, with many different varieties. 

Lychee’s have a sweet taste and can be made into sauces and jams. Lychee seeds are poisonous and should not be eaten.

Mushrooms have their own immune systems.

Nectarines take their name from ‘nectar’ – the food of the gods.

The Okra plant can be used to make flour, paper and ropes! It also grows beautiful flowers. 

The top of a pineapple, after cleaning and drying, can be planted in soil and a new plant will grow.

Quince are mainly used to make jelly since the raw fruit is too hard to eat. 

Radishes are easy and fast to grow, even kids can do it!

Strawberries are the only fruit that have their seeds on the outside of their skin.

Tomatoes are a fruit!

Ulu is also known as ‘breadfruit’.

Vanilla is difficult to grow and is one of the most expensive spices in the world. 

Water chestnuts are light, crunchy and very nutritious.

Xigua is pronounced ‘she-gwah’ and is a Japanese watermelon. 

Yams are inexpensive, easy to grow and come in many colors. 

The flowers of a zucchini plant are also edible and delicious!