Celeriac

noun 1. Celeriac is a root vegetable with a bulbous hypocotyl. In the Mediterranean Basin and in Northern Europe, celeriac grows wild and is widely cultivated. It is also cultivated in North Africa, Siberia, Southwest Asia, and North America. In North America, the Diamant cultivar predominates. Celeriac originated in the Mediterranean Basin.

Leeks

“Le poireau, c’est l’asperge du pauvre. (The leek is the asparagus of the poor.)” -Thibault Crainquebille

Mustard Greens

noun 1. green foliage of several mustard-type plants, used in salads.

Okra

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

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

Lima Beans

noun 1. a bean, Phaseolus limensis,  having a broad, flat, edible seed.

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

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