Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

Episode 105: Underappreciated Veggies

Video by Danielle Sherry and Carol Collins. Edited by Kara Demos.

There’s no reason to tell everyone how great ‘Brandywine’ tomatoes are because everyone already knows! And the same goes for ‘Blue Lake’ green beans or ‘Hot Wax’ peppers. We all know these names because they are great varieties that vegetable gardeners have relied on for decades. Yet there are a bunch of lesser-known veggies that deserve the same praise, but their PR agents aren’t the best. On this episode Carol and Danielle are calling out some of the unsung heroes of their veggie gardens. These are varieties that have proven themselves over and over, but their names aren’t generally well known in edible circles. We’re hoping to change that after today!

Special guest: Steve Bellavia conducts vegetable research as a product manager for Johnny’s Selected Seeds in Winslow, Maine.

Carol’s Plants

‘Shiraz’ snow pea
‘Shiraz’ snow pea

‘Shiraz’ snow pea

‘Caribe’ potato
‘Caribe’ potato

‘Caribe’ potato

‘Tohya’ soybean
‘Tohya’ soybean

‘Tohya’ soybean

‘Tokyo Bekena’ Chinese cabbage
‘Tokyo Bekena’ Chinese cabbage

‘Tokyo Bekena’ Chinese cabbage

 

Danielle’s Plants

‘Rattlesnake’ pole bean
‘Rattlesnake’ pole bean

‘Rattlesnake’ pole bean

‘Amish Salad’ cherry tomato
‘Amish Salad’ cherry tomato

‘Amish Salad’ cherry tomato

‘Early White Bush Scallop’ patty pan squash
‘Early White Bush Scallop’ patty pan squash

‘Early White Bush Scallop’ patty pan squash

‘Green Sausage’ tomato
‘Green Sausage’ tomato

‘Green Sausage’ tomato

 

Guest’s Plants

‘Song TJS’ cauliflower (credit: Johnny’s Selected Seeds)
‘Song TJS’ cauliflower. Photo: Johnny’s Selected Seeds

‘Song TJS’ cauliflower

‘Itachi’ white cucumber (credit: Johnny’s Selected Seeds)
‘Itachi’ white cucumber. Photo: Johnny’s Selected Seeds

‘Itachi’ white cucumber

‘Chiba Green’ bush soybean (credit: Johnny’s Selected Seeds)
‘Chiba Green’ bush soybean. Photo: Johnny’s Selected Seeds

‘Chiba Green’ soybean (edamame)

‘Karikachi’ vining soybean (credit: Johnny’s Selected Seeds)
‘Karikachi’ vining soybean. Photo: Johnny’s Selected Seeds

‘Karikachi’ soybean (edamame)

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