Snow Pea

Snow Pea

Completely flat pod. Bright green in colour. No seed development. Pod and pea is eaten whole. Edible podded peas grow in cool, moist conditions. The crop is sensitive to heat. Pods can be damaged by frost, but stems and foliage…

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Nashi

Nashi

Technically a pear. Round in shape, like an apple. Cream/white flesh which is firm, crisp and juicy. Skin is green/yellow. Skin is russeted (brown speckled). Has the appearance and texture of an apple and the flavour of a pear. The…

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Pumpkin Jap/Ken Special

Pumpkin Jap/Ken Special

Also called the Jap or Delica. Small pumpkin usually between 1 and 3kg. Mottled green and yellow skin. Golden yellow flesh. Very sweet taste. Said to resemble sweet potato in texture and taste. Many different Japanese varieties are grown, such…

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Globe Artichoke

Globe Artichoke

An immature flower head comprising of a bud with numerous overlapping bracts or scales. The edible part consists of the fleshy tender base of the young flowers and bracts, plus the receptacle bearing the flowers. The plant attains a height…

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Coriander

Coriander

Bright green leaf is finely scalloped and broad. Pungent, distinct scent and flavour. Round branching stem which is pale green and finely grooved. Add fresh leaves to curries and Thai dishes, stews, salads, sauces and use as a garnish. Coriander…

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Coconut

Coconut

Fruit is ovoid. 250mm in length. Outer husk, thick and fibrous enclosing a hard, boney shell. Inside the shell is the white flesh of the coconut. When unripe the large cavity is filled with milky fluid, ripe fruit is only…

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Choko

Choko

From the same family as pumpkin, melons, cucumbers. Pear shape. Pale green corrugated skin. Fine hairs on skin. Grow on a trellised vine. Peel and remove the core, slice into large pieces and boil or steam. Stuff halved chokos, use…

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Chives

Chives

From the same family as onions, leeks and garlic. Resemble trim tufts of grass.Cylindrical leaves. A mild onion flavour. Grow to a length of 20 – 30cm. Dark green. Chop finely and sprinkle over salads, sandwiches and soups. Use as…

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Chilli

Chilli

There are a great man species of chillies, which are the fleshy pods of shrub-like bushes of he capsicum family. Chillies range from large to small, and colours include green, white, purple, pink, and red. Curiously, although synonymous with Indian…

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Chickpea

Chickpea

Chickpeas have been grown for thousands of years in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions and have been found in archaeological sites dating back to 3500 BC. A member of the pea family, chickpeas are small (5 to 10 mm)…

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Chestnut

Chestnut

A large tree up to 40 m, chestnuts are members of the beech family. A number of species and hybrids are used in nut production. Nuts are borne in a round, spiky capsule that are called ‘conkers’. The nuts are…

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