I Now Declare 2010 The Year of Weird
‘Black Sea Man'
‘Cayenne Blend Pepper'
‘Yellow Mini Tiger Hybrid'
Okay, that covers the new, weird varieties I'll be trying in the Spring 2010. Now let's take a look at a few vegetables I've tried in the recent past that worked well for me and rank as being a bit unusual.
Here is a fascinating story from Mother Earth News about Fish peppers and their unique history.
The moral of the story is, don't be afraid to get adventurous with your veggies. You may be surprised at how wonderful these look in your garden...and how good they taste!
Some seeds of the edibles featured above are widely available, some are not. You can check with the following companies whose catalog photos I used, or try the Dave's Garden Plant Scout.Photo credits:
Totally Tomatoes: Black Sea Man Tomato, Green Sausage Tomato, Merlot Pepper, Cayenne Blend Pepper, Purple Jalapeno Pepper, Yellow Mini-Tiger Watermelon
Underwood Gardens: Speckled Roman Tomato
Johnny's Selected Seeds: Nero Tondo Radish
Thompson & Morgan: Tigger Melon
Burpee: Yellow Submarine Cucumber
Hirt's Greenhouse: Lemon Cucumber
Jungle Seeds (UK): Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Victory Seed: Rainbow Carrot
FloridaGardener.com: Fish Pepper