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.

Canteloupe

“To try to talk to the young people who will run the future in ten minutes is a little like trying to put a cantaloupe in a coke bottle.” -John Paul Jones

Pickling Cucumber

noun 1. commonly known as a pickle in Australia, Canada, and the United States or generically as gherkins in the UK) is a cucumber that has been pickled in a brine, vinegar, or other solution and left to ferment for a period of time, by either immersing the cucumbers in an acidic solution or through souring by lacto-fermentation.

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

Sweet Corn

noun 1.  is a variety of maize with a high sugar content. Sweet corn is the result of a naturally occurring recessive mutation in the genes which control conversion of sugar to starch inside the endosperm of the corn kernel. Unlike field corn varieties, which are harvested when the kernels are dry and mature (dent stage), sweet corn is picked when immature (milk stage) and prepared and eaten as a vegetable, rather than a grain. Since the process of maturation involves […]

Cucumber

“He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sun-beams out of cucumbers, which were to be put into vials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers.” -Gulliver’s Travels

Snap Beans

noun 1. also widely known as French bean, is of growing importance in the socio-economic systems of east and central Africa (ECA). It is a crop with great potential for addressing food insecurity, improving incomes and alleviating poverty in the region.