Pistachio Nut

Pistachio Nut

These nuts are borne on the female Pistacia trees native to Iran and Turkmenistan. Trees bear either male or female flowers. Nuts are oval in shape, 15 to 20 mm long, and are commonly sold still in the split beige…

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Soursop

Soursop

Oval/heart shaped fruit. Weighs 4.5 – 7kg. Leathery looking but tender inedible skin, from which many spines protrude. The tip of the spines break off easily when the fruit is ripe. Skin is dark green becoming yellow/green when ripe. Flesh…

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Spanish Onion

Spanish Onion

Small onions with red to deep red coloured skin. Flesh is white with red rings. Also called Spanish or salad onions. Will not store as long as brown onions. Very sweet – can be eaten raw. Not all red onions…

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Spring Onion

Spring Onion

A member of the onion family. Basically an immature onion. Long slender dark green stalks. Small white bulb at base. Fine cream/white roots at the base. The spring onion is believed to have originated in the Far East. Chives and…

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Sprout

Sprout

Sprouts are germinated seeds 3-4cm in length. During the sprouting process, the seed absorbs moisture, swells, bursts the seed coat and begins to grow a shoot. Seeds are germinated upon rinsing, then they are placed in a dark, humid environment,…

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Star Apple

Star Apple

Round/oblate fruit 5-15cm in diameter. Smooth, copper, purple, green coloured skin. Flesh is white, soft, juicy and arranged in eight segments surrounding hard, brown, glossy seeds. The fruit has a star shaped pattern in the cross section. Flavour is sweet…

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Swede

Swede

Root vegetables. Closely related to each other. Large spherical tubers 10-20cm in diameter. Turnips and swedes are cool climate vegetables. They are resistant to mild frosts and are grown from seed in moderately deep, well drained fertile soil. Seeds are…

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Tamarillo

Tamarillo

Egg shaped but pointed at both ends. 5-10cm in length. Smooth skin may be deep purple, blood red, orange or yellow and may have dark longitudinal stripes. Flesh can be orange/red, orange/yellow or cream/yellow. Skin is tough and unpleasant in…

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Tangelo

Tangelo

A hybrid of a mandarin and a grapefruit. Thin skin which peels more readily than grapefruit. Fine textured flesh, very juicy. Sweet flavour. Range from the size of a standard sweet orange to the size of a grapefruit. Are usually…

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Taro

Taro

Root or tuber crop. Tall growing plant 1m in height. Resembles elephant’s ear plant. Broad heart shape leaves. A large central corm and a cluster of swollen lateral tubers. Corm and tubers are covered in a fibrous husk. Taro are…

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Turnip

Turnip

Root vegetables. Closely related to each other. Large spherical tubers 10-20cm in diameter. Turnips and swedes are cool climate vegetables. They are resistant to mild frosts and are grown from seed in moderately deep, well drained fertile soil. Seeds are…

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Water Chestnut

Water Chestnut

Cultivated for its corm (tuber). A grass-like plant growing to a height of 1.5m. Tuber covered in brown skin with white flesh. Chestnut flavour of sugar cane, sweet corn and coconut. Crisp texture similar to potatoes. 3-5cm in diameter. Wet…

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