Muscadine

noun 1. are a grapevine species native to the present-day southeastern United States that has been extensively cultivated since the 16th century. Its natural range is recognized in the following states of the US: Alabama, Arkansas, the Carolinas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.They are well adapted to their native warm and humid climate; they need fewer chilling hours than better known varieties and they thrive on summer heat.

Okra

noun 1. a shrub, Abelmoschus esculentus,  of the mallow family, bearing beaked pods.

Grapes

“My favorite fruit is grapes. Because with grapes, you always get another chance. ‘Cause, you know, if you have a crappy apple or a peach, you’re stuck with that crappy piece of fruit. But if you have a crappy grape, no problem – just move on to the next. ‘Grapes: The Fruit of Hope.’ “ -Demetri Martin

Watermelon

“It is the chief of this world’s luxuries, king by the grace of God over all the fruits of the earth. When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat. It was not a Southern watermelon that Eve took; we know it because she repented.” -Mark Twain

Banana Peppers

noun 1. is a member of the chili pepper family. It is often pickled and used as an ingredient in sandwiches. It is a variety of the species Capsicum annuum. Its shape and color resembles a banana. Its flavor is not very hot, and as is the case with most peppers, its hotness depends on the maturity of the pepper, with the most ripe being sweeter than younger ones.

Jalapeno

noun 1. is a medium-sized chili pepper that has a warm, burning sensation when eaten. A mature jalapeño fruit is 2–3½ inches  long and is commonly picked and consumed while still green, but occasionally it is allowed to fully ripen and turn crimson red.

Peaches

“Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.” -Alice Walker

Eggplant

“I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.” -Ursula K. Le Guin

Peppers

“Some olive oils are even rated as zero-cough, one-cough or two-cough. But you don’t feel the sensation until it is deep in your throat. It’s not like hot peppers, which burn everywhere.” -Gary Beauchamp

Green Beans

“Weather means more when you have a garden. There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.” -Marcelene Cox