Vegetables

Swiss Chard

Beta vulgaris var. cicla Chard, more commonly called Swiss chard, is actually a beet that has been bred for leaves at the expense of the bulbous roots. Grown as a summer green, it is prepared like spinach. • More detailed...

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Jerusalem Artichoke (sunchoke)

Helianthus tuberosus This tall, fall-flowering perennial sunflower is native to the United States, and was used by native Americans used it as a staple food. It grows into a somewhat invasive mass of stalks up to ten feet tall, with...

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Heirloom Tomatoes – Sources

Georgia regulations make it tough for growers outside the state to ship live tomato plants into our state. You can grow tomatoes from seed, but many gardeners don’t want to go through the hassle of planning and caretaking. Fortunately, there...

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Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato Ipomoea batatas Because of their need for long, warm growing conditions, sweet potatoes are often thought of as an exclusive Southern crop – in fact, most of the tropical world depends heavily on the sugary, easy-to-grow member of...

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Tomato Viruses – Identification Resources

Virus Diseases of Tomato Cornell: Important New York Vegetable Diseases Photo Gallery of Tomato Diseases Kansas State: Virus Diseases of Tomato Texas AMU: Photo Gallery of Tomato Diseases Tomato Mosaic Virus Cucumber Mosaic...

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Cauliflower

Brassica oleracea var. botrytis A member of the mustard family, cauliflower and its close relatives are different varieties of Brassica oleracea, commonly called the cole crops. • More detailed information can be found in The Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Book...

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Collards

Brassica oleracea var. acephala Collards are a mainstay of Southern vegetable gardens. The cool-season leafy vegetable is a super cold-hardy member of the cabbage family. Collards tolerate both warm and cold temperatures better than cabbage – in fact, collards are...

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Beet

Beta vulgaris Garden beets are closely related to sugar beets and to Swiss chard. All are the same species and are members of the goosefoot family. Beets originated in the maritime regions of Europe, and gardeners hybridized them in Germany...

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Shallot

Allium cepa var. aggregatum Shallots are related to onions, but have a milder, more delicate flavor. In some parts of the country people call any green onion a shallot. The difference is that onion bulbs develop only 1 sprout per...

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