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10 Mouthwatering Heirloom Vegetables and Fruits for Your Table

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4. Inchelium Garlic


Inchellium garlic

Photo via Gary Walton/Flickr

Inchelium garlic was discovered on the Colville Native American reservation in Washington state; its bulbs can grow to about three inches across. With a flavor described as “robust and rich with a pinch of heat,” it has won first place in a number of garlic-tasting contests.


5. Red Craigs Royal Potato and All-Blue Potato


Red Craigs Royal

Photo via Rebsie Fairholm/Flickr

Native to the U.K., Red Craigs Royal potatos are white inside with red skins streaked with yellow, indeed making them “a good choice for the show bench.” If you’d like to add some more color to your potato salad, there’s also the All-Blue Potato, said to be “the most direct descendant” of the potatoes that first grew 10,000 years ago  in the Peruvian Andes.

All-Blue Potatoes

Photo via Jaspanelle Jovian/Flickr

 

6. Victoria Rhubarb


Rhubarb, communicty garden, Victoria, British Columbia

Photo via Magda Wojtyra/Flickr

Victoria rhubarb, said to have “established the gold standard by which to judge good rhubarb,” has both red and green stalks. It has a sweet taste like that of apples and gooseberries, with a twist of lemon or grapefruit (depending on your soil), that makes it great for desserts. It originates from the U.K. and dates back to around 1837.

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6:38AM PDT on May 12, 2014

Beautiful!

7:16PM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

thanks

8:40PM PDT on Jun 16, 2013

YUM ! WISH I COULD AFFORD TO BUY SOME OF THAT

5:37PM PDT on Jun 16, 2013

Yum-what more could anyone want? Not gmo that's for sure!

12:16AM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

Thanks

12:40AM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

Thanks.

10:55PM PDT on Jun 1, 2013

I would look in a seed catalog for the seeds and grow our own!
Always fun and great to do and amazing to see them grow!!
Pick out whatever seeds you want! The old Heirloom grow better and taste better than the new ones!
They still can be frozen and canned fixed as you want! Just will taste better!
Thank You

6:38PM PDT on Jun 1, 2013

Not sure where I would find heirloom vegetables...

3:56AM PDT on Jun 1, 2013

I tend to grow the Black Krim Tomato, but you should warn people that they have to be careful with the leaves when dealing with Heirloom tomatoes.

11:05PM PDT on May 31, 2013

Yum!

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