Celeriac

Celeriac

A variety of celery which forms an enlarged solid, edible tuber just below the soil surface. Brownish white in colour. Has a gnarled appearance. Leaves and stalks are similar to celery although a little darker in colour. Celeriac is suited…

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Cashew Nut

Cashew Nut

Cashew trees are native to Brazil, where they are called ‘caju’ now widely cultivated in tropical regions. The fruits are also eaten, or juiced and have a beautiful nutty flavour Fruits are very short-lived, however, so are only available close…

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Carambola

Carambola

Green/yellow, waxy, thin skin. Star shaped in cross section. Crisp juicy flesh which is a transparent yellow/white. Usually sweet – similar taste to an apple. 4-5 seeds. Fruits are oval in shape, 80-200mm in length, and 60 – 100mm in…

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Buk Choy

Buk Choy

Buk choy literally means “white vegetable” in Cantonese. Baby buk choy is a dwarfed variety up to 20cm tall and is sometimes called “Moonbuk” or “Gongmoon buk choy”. It is almost like two vegetables in one, the thick, juicy stems…

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Brown Onion

Brown Onion

Large brown skinned globe shaped onions. White flesh. Can be pungent (hot) or sweet. Sweet varieties have a high sugar content and low pungency. Long lasting: can be kept in a cool dark place (not the fridge) for several weeks.…

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Broccolini

Broccolini

Broccollini is an Australian horticultural development of a cross between broccoli and Japanese kale and is becoming an important export product for Australia. The taste is more intense than an normal broccoli however, is much easier to cook and eat.

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Broccoflower

Broccoflower

Cross between cauliflower and broccoli. Florets are bright green, like broccoli. Florets are packed into a round head, similar to cauliflower. Sweeter flavour than cauliflower or broccoli. Broccoflower is a cool climate crop which grows in sandy soils. Regular irrigation…

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Breadfruit

Breadfruit

Spherical, green fruit. Hard, seedless flesh when not ripe up to 200mm in diameter. Weighs up to 4kg when ripe, flesh is soft, sweet and yellow. Some varieties have seeds. The tree has large, deeply lobed, dark green leaves, which…

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Brazil Nut

Brazil Nut

This is the only species in this family and is native to a wide area of tropical rainforest in South America, including Brazil. Nuts are borne on large trees that grow up to 45m in height. Each large fruit, which…

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Fig

Fig

The common fig tree is well known for its sweet fruit. The fig fruit ranges from a bright green to deep purple exterior, with the inner flesh being a bright red. Figs are thought to have originated in the Middle…

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Silverbeet (Chard)

Silverbeet (Chard)

Silverbeet is a green, leafy vegetable that has stalks that can be white, yellow, or red. It can be eaten raw in salads, but makes for a tasty addition to stir-fries, curries and the like.

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Eggplant (Aubergine)

Eggplant (Aubergine)

The richly coloured Eggplant is botanically considered a fruit that is harvested from a species plant of the nightshade family. It is used across the world in cooking, and is often believed to be a vegetable as this is how…

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