Other Plants

Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry produces its fruit in a husk like tomotilos.  The fruit is super sweet, bright yellow, and falls off the vine in a brown husk when ripe.  The mature vines tend to lay on the ground, spreading to about a two foot circle.  Just lift the branches one at a time to reviel the ripe fruit that has dropped.
 

Tender, fragrant leaves are a must for tomato sauces and salads. Flowers can be used too.
Height: 12-24"​  Text and picture from HPS Seeds.

A fragrance and flavor all its own - sweet and spicy, with anise overtones. Large, lush, tropical leaves 3 to 4 inches long, on sturdy stems. Shoots can be harvested for 4 months or more; plants flower later.
Height: 28-36"   Text and picture from HPSseed.

A wonderfully unique cilantro featuring finely divided, feathery leaves. Flavor is sweeter and milder than other varieties which can sometimes be overpowering. Much less prone to leaf blemish issues and is slow to bolt. Excellent additions to salsas and salads, even makes a pretty garnish.  Text and picture from HPSseed.

Attractive light green, ribbed cucumber that grows huge fruits up to a foot and a half long and four inches in diameter.  Picture from Hazzard's.

A very desireable hybrid burpless cucumber.  Yields dark green, smooth, foot long cukes that are bitter free.  You should expect to start harvesting in about 60 days.  Picture from Hazzard's.

Round to oval-shaped, fruit that grows two to three inches in length, fruit often has a protrusion at the blossom end, somewhat like a navel orange. Color starts light green, lemon-yellow to golden yellow as it ripens. The mild, pleasant taste is complemented by a cool, crisp texture.

Classic pickling cucumber, both is size (up to six inches) and looks (rough skined).  First yeilds as early as 54 days after planting.  Picture from Hazard's.

"These unique, Armenian type, burpless cucumbers can grow up to 36" long and curl into snake-like shapes!  Slender, ribbed fruits are light green with dark green stripes and have a ild, delicious flavor tht is best when harvested at 8 to 18".  Picture and text from Totally Tomaotes.

This hybrid cucumber is very early, burpless, totally non-bitter with mild, sweet flavor.  Yields 12", dark green fruit with white spines in as few as 48 days.  Vigorous, very disease resistant, plant.  Picture from Jung Seeds.

"Fruits are medium-dark green and best when harvested at 8 inches or less. Fabulous slicer as they uniformly grow into plump, smooth, and yes burpless cucumbers. Organic Tendergreen Burpless Cucumbers are wonderful fresh and their young thin skin makes them a good pickler as well."  Picture and text from Eden Brothers.

"Amazingly beautiful lavender-streaked fruits are 6-8 inches long, elongated teardrop shaped. Flesh is tender and mild, snow-white and bitter-free."  rareseeds.com

"Standard old type, large black fruit of excellent quality. Very tasty but is lower yielding and much later than many types and needs a long season."  rareseeds.com

Medium size, very attractive, smooth ivory-white fruit that have a very mild mushroom-like flavor. Prolific plant. Fruit ripens early. An excellent variety for specialty growers and gardeners""  radreseeds.com

"One of the most popular heirloom types; this one has 7”-long fruit that are white with lovely bright purple stripes. They are so beautiful and have fabulous flavor with sweet, tender flesh. This excellent variety hails from Spain, a country that is renowned for fine food. "  rareseeds.com

"Small, purple-black fruits are produced in clusters on sturdy, compact plants. The blunt-ended fruits may be harvested when finger-sized, but may also be allowed to grow larger with no sacrifice of their mild, sweet taste and tender texture."   rareseeds.com

"Charming, single-stemmed plants yield green fruits to 3 ½ inches long, 3 inches in diameter. A new introduction grown from seed sent to us from the former Soviet Union. Try this in cooler-summer climates."   rareseeds.com

By REQUEST  one of earliest eggplant varieties, slender, 10X2" black fruit and a purple calyx. Picture from Osbourne Seeds.

"Colorful, light pink-lavender fruit with white shading. Rich, mild flesh is very popular with chefs and gardeners alike! No bitterness. A great variety for heirloom market growers. Grow the color that sells! "   rareseeds.com

"Small, oblong, brilliant dark purple fruit form on compact bushes. The 4-6″ long fruit are best harvested small and have a nice white edging around purple stems for an attractive appearance. Skin is thinner than other eggplant varieties. This, along with a mild sweet flavor and dense flesh, make this variety suitable for eating cooked or raw."  Picture and text from Adaptive Seeds.

One Green World introuduced me to the Giant Ground Cherry last year.  I found the plant sturdy and grew verticle with only a little support.  The fruit was three to four times larger than Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry but had similar looks and taste when ripe.

Comon kitchen herb.  You will find multiple plants per pot.

Traditional green tomatillo often used in Mexican dishes and salsa.

About the same size of traditional tomatillos but in a deep purple color.

Deep green colored tomatillo traditionally used in Mexican dishes and salsa.