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Arugula

Arugula (Eruca vesicaria) is also known as rocket, roquette, Italian cress and roka. Arugula is native to the Mediterranean region, where it grows so wild and abundantly, it only recently became cultivated. Arugula is a member of the Brassicaceae...

Bananas

Bananas (Musa acuminata, M. sapientum) are native to Malaysia, India, tropical Africa and Australia. Technically, bananas are not from a tree, but from a large perennial herb. They are members of the Musaceae (Banana) Family. They are the second...

Blueberries

Blueberry (Vaccinum myrtillus, V. corymbosum, V. ashei, V. angustifolium) is a member of the Ericaceae (Heath) Family, and relative of cranberries. The genus name, Vaccinium is derived from the Latin, vacca, meaning cow, who relish this plant...

Cherimoya

Cherimoya (Annona cherimola), also known as “Custard apple” is native to the tropics of South America. Its genus name is from an ancient Incan word, annona and means “year’s harvest.” It is a member of the Anonaceae...

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...

Cauliflower

Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea botrytis) is a member of the Brassicaceae (Mustard) Family, and a close relative of cabbage and broccoli. It is derived from wild cabbages and its name literally means “cabbage flower.” Cauliflower is...

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