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


“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


“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

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


“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.


“The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent, not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious.” -Tom Robbins


“I’m good in the kitchen. I can cook seafood, collard greens, black-eyed peas.” -Monique Coleman

Red Onion

“Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.” -Charles Dudley Warner

Sweet Onions

“Most dear actors, eat no onions nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath.” -William Shakespeare