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Exotic Edibles

No matter the reason – grow your own, grow organic, save $ - vegetable gardening is still one of the biggest trends in the garden right now. And what’s even a bigger trend is unusual edibles. 

Here’s a sneak peek at just a few of the unique things to try:

Tomatoes

Greenland’s selection of tomatoes includes your traditional favourites of roma, cherry, beefsteak etc along with an amazing collection of unique new varieties:

 ‘Ketchup ‘n’ Fries’ TomTato

An amazing breakthrough in veggie gardening! Snack on the super sweet cherry tomatoes all summer long, then dig up to 4lbs of potatoes in fall. Perfect for baking, mashing and fries.

 


 

Tomaccio

Also called Sweet Raisin Tomato, this hard to find tomato will be easier to source this season. Vines can reach up to 9 feet, and produce hundreds of cherry sized intense sugary tomatoes that can be eaten fresh or allowed to dry right on the plant, for use as sundried tomatoes.


 

Rapunzel

Just like its fairy tale namesake, Rapunzel puts out long, cascading trusses, each with up to 40 sweet, bright red cherry tomatoes that keep coming all summer long. The long stems are quite impressive when picked fully loaded with tomatoes, which can be enjoyed individually as they ripen. Indeterminate. 70 days.


 

Sweetheart of the Patio

This compact (24” tall) tomato is fantastic for containers and hanging baskets. Bursting with snack-ready, supersweet baby cherries about 1" round, you'll have delicious fruit all summer long. Semi-determinate. 70 days.

 

 

Peppers

 

Ghost Pepper

Also known as Bhut Jolokia, this pepper has been around for many centuries and it is believed to have originated in Assam, India. The word Bhut means "ghost" and was probably given the name because of the way the heat sneaks up on the one who eats it.  The Ghost Pepper comes in at 1 million scoville units (the unit for heat in peppers) and currently sits as the 7th hottest pepper in the world.


 

Tangerine Dream Pepper

This compact bush is studded with bright orange peppers that are sweet with a little bit of heat. Far too beautiful to hide in the garden, this pepper does great in containers or planted amongst your perennials.

 
 
Other Exotic Edibles

Patio Baby Eggplant

Patio Baby is a very early and highly productive eggplant with a compact habit, making it a great choice for containers or in the garden. Deep purple, egg-shaped fruit are harvested 2 to 3 inches, and are delicious roasted or in dips and salads. Plants will continue to produce fruit throughout the entire season.


 

Honey Nut Squash

The first widely available small-fruited butternut squash. Exceptional yields of individual sweet butternut squash – higher yielding than traditional butternut squash.

 


 

Mascotte Bean

A bush type bean that produces long, slender pods that stay above the foliage for easy harvest. This bean also has white showy flowers for ornamental value during bloom time. Bean has great crunch and taste, and you can harvest all season long. Ideal for patio containers and window boxes, performs well in garden beds too.


 

Pixie Grape

Growing to just 18” tall, Pixie Grape is a fantastic choice for containers and perennial borders. Unlike most grapes, this compact selection produces fruit the first season. Can be grown indoors and out, but is hardy to our area so worth growing outdoors (must be in ground to overwinter). Three varieties available; Pinot Meniuer Purple, Pinot Meniuer White, and Riesling.  Vitis vinifera Pixie Grapes 'Pinot Meunier Purple’. Sweet, tart fruit can be eaten fresh or used for wine.


 

Quinoa

This popular grain is available as seeds and finished plants, and seedheads add a decorative touch in late summer/fall prior to harvest. Bloom colours range from cream to yellow to deep pink.