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Unique & Unusual Edibles

Have you ever wanted to grow mushrooms, or Incan tuber crops? Dry your own tea? Make traditional foods? You've come to the right place! We've got everything from Russian tea plants to fruiting dogwoods and Chinese hawthorn berries. No matter if you're looking for ginger, wasabi, or even rhubarb you'll find it in here!

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    Chinese Yellow Ginger

    Grow your own edible ginger root indoors! Harvested while young, the rhizomes will be more tender and juicier than grocery store ginger, with a sli...

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    Shiitake Mushroom (100 dowels)

    Lentinus edodes Shiitake mushrooms are delicious, with a rich flavor and firm texture. They are also very nutritious, containing lots of B vitamins...

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    Coral Blaze ™ Cornus Mas

    Cornus mas 'Coral Blaze' Coral Blaze ™ Cornelian Cherry is a product of the Ukranian cornus mas breeding program. As a results it produces large an...

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    Lemon Grass

    (Cymbopogon citratus) An easily grown perennial herb, essential to Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine. It is also used to add lemon flavor to herbal...

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    Oca Tubers

    Oxalis tuberosa Oca is another tasty tuber from the Andies! One of the lost crops of the Incas, oca is the second most popular tuber, after potatoe...

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    Old Homestead Flowering Quince

    Chaenomeles 'Old Homestead' Flowering quinces are a group of very winter hardy, disease resistant, deciduous shrubs covered with an abundanc...

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    Tuscan Blue Rosemary

    Wonderful for cooking, plants of this variety are particularly beautiful all year in the landscape. Plants grow to 4 foot tall and overwinter well ...

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    Horseradish

    (Amoracia rusticana) Plant this vigorous root 3 inches deep in a rich soil with full sun, spacing two feet from other plants. Harvest roots after f...

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    C. cathayensis/Cathay Flowering Quince

    Chaenomeles cathayensis The unusual fruit of this rare tree produces a citrus-like juice that is high in Vitamin C and anti-oxidants and used in Ea...

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    Red Azarole Hawthorn

    Crataegus azarollus This small, ornamental hawthorn can be grown for beauty and for its many clusters of small, red fruit that taste like a tart ap...

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    Lemon Guava

    Pisidium littorale 'Lemon' Lemon guava can help you bring the taste of the tropics indoors! It can be widely grown as a potted indoor/outdoor shrub...

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    Arbequina Olive

    A Spanish variety of fruiting olive, this attractive evergreen tree is self-fertile and early ripening. It is prized for both the olives and the o...

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    Chilean Guava

    Myrus ugni molinae  The attractive and hard-to-find Chilean Guava bears red, one-inch, oval fruit with an estimable sweet/tart flavor, and an aroma...

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    Elegant™ Cornus Mas

    Cornus mas 'Elegant'™ Prohibited to FL This newer variety of Cornus mas, (which is also traditionally known as Cornelian cherry), is a very heavy p...

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    Goumi Sweet Scarlet

    Eleagnus multiflora 'Sweet Scarlet' Be ready to enjoy loads of nutritious, tasty scarlet berries from this hardy bush! This Ukrainian variety was s...

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    Almond Portobello Garden Spawn

     (Agaricus subrufesens) This mushroom is favored as a culinary and as a medicinal mushroom. It grows best when mixed in with your compost or a bag...

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    Leccino Olive

    Oleo europa 'Leccino' Now you can grow the olives they grow in Italy! Leccino is one of the primary cultivars used in Italian olive oil production;...

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    Mazuma Wasabi

    Wasabia japonica 'Mazuma' Mazuma Wasabi is native to Japan and is grown for its unique, enlarged stem or rhizome. Wasabi prefers shade and cool tem...

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    Chicken of the Woods Mushroom Dowels (100)

    (Laetiporus sulphureus) Easy to recognize, the combination of bright orange and sulfur yellow make it a real show stopper. As tasty as it is colo...

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    Oyster Mushroom Dowels (100)

    (Pleurotus ostreatus) Among the easiest of mushrooms to grow and an excellent introduction to home mushroom cultivation.The mushrooms are usually...

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    Big Golden Star Hawthorn

    Crataegus pinnatifida var. major 'Big Golden Star' Unlike the common hawthorn, this tree has few or no thorns, which makes gathering the fruit much...

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    Passiflora PinkPop™

    Passiflora incarnata 'PinkPop' A rare pink variety of hardy Maypop, this passion flower blooms with large vivid lavender-pink blossoms! Flowers, le...

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    Marron™ Medlar

    The new cultivar that is highly productive and produces large fruit with flavorful pulp.

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    Purple Yacon

    Smallanthus sonchifolius  The showier cousin of the humble brown yacon, this variety has rich purple skin on the storage tubers. Yacon is a perenni...

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    Maurino Olive

    Oleo europa 'Maurino' Exceptionally graceful with its pendant, draping form, Maurino is also one of the most cold-tolerant varieties of olive culti...

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    Sweet Bay

    Laurus nobilis Also called Grecian or true Bay. When you make a pot of soup, wouldn't you like to reach out your window and pick a bay leaf from th...

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    King Stropharia Garden Giant Spawn

    Stropharia rugoso-annulata Also know as the 'Wine Cap'. As the name implies this mushroom can get large (up to 5lbs), but these beautiful, wine-red...

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    Yacon

    Smallanthus sonchifolius Yacon is a perennial plant grown in the mid-elevation Andes for its crisp, sweet-tasting tuberous root; delicious eaten fr...

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    Crimson Cherry Rhubarb

    Rhubarb is easy to grow in most soils. Eat the stalks, not the leaves! Crimson Cherry is an extremely heavy and reliable producer. This is the red...

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    Babaco Papaya

    Vasconcellea x heilbornii An ideal edible and ornamental houseplant, hardy to 28° F. Pronounced buh-BAH-co, it has a beautiful trunk and tropical l...

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    Fragrant Spring Tree

    (Toona or Cedrela sinensis) This remarkable tree from China would grow to 30' or more with attractive compound leaves. However, keep it cut back a...

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    Sweet Purple Asparagus

    For the asparagus connoisseur. The purple spears have a 20% higher sugar content. Sweet Purple is often eaten raw. Very tender when cooked, the s...

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    Little Ruby Fig

    Ficus carica 'Little Ruby' Little Ruby is tiny but mighty! So small it's grown by some as a bonsai specimen, it both ripens a fall crop regularly i...

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    Mioga Hardy Ginger

    (Zingiber mioga) A hardy ginger that grows to 4 feet tall. The new shoots are blanched and eaten and the young leaves are edible. The white flower ...

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    Contorted Flowering Quince

    Gorgeous pink flowers cover this unusually contorted 2-3' tall shrub in the very early spring. Cut branches can be brought indoors in January to bl...

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    Mashua Tubers

    Tropaeolum tuberosum Mashua (pronounced Mah-shwuh) is an Andean tuber. A relative of the garden nasturtium, Mashua is one of the highest-yielding, ...

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