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Spinach

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a member of the (Chenopodiaceae) Goosefoot Family. The genus name Spinacia means “spine”, referring to its spiny seeds and the species name oleracea refers to a garden herb used in cooking. Native to...

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) are an edible root and member of the Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory) Family. They are not related to common white potatoes, which are in the Nightshade family. The genus name, Ipomoea is from the Greek ips, meaning...

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts (Brassica oleracea, of the Gemmifera group) originated in Brussels, Belgium in the sixteenth century and like their relative broccoli, were developed from wild cabbage. Brussels sprouts are formed of twenty to eighty baby cabbages...

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe (Cucumis melo), is a member of the Curcurbitaceae (Gourd) Family, making them a relative to pumpkin. The genus name, Cucumis is from the Latin family name. The genus name, melo is short for “meloeponpon”, from the Greek...

Carrot

Carrot (Daucus carota sativa) is a member of the Apiaceae (Parsley) Family. Daucus is the ancient name for Wild carrot, also known as Queen Anne’s Lace, the ancestor of today’s cultivated carrots. The ancient Greek word for carrot was...

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