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Other Leaf Crops


Giant Red Celery

Giant Red Celery has large red stalks with yellow-pink hearts and more flavour than the pale commercial product.

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Alexanders

Alexanders, or Black Lovage, is a biennial or perennial growing to 5’ with yellow flowers in 4” umbels. This Mediterranean native has been cultivated as a food crop since at least 322 B.C. and was in Charlemagne’s garden. The young shoots and stalks were blanched and eaten. The unopened flower clusters can be eaten and the root can be grated into salads. It tastes like celery but stronger and was pretty well replaced by celery in the 1800’s. Seed germinates in 3-6 weeks if the black husk is rubbed off the seed. Cold stratification also improves germination.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2017

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Leaf Amaranth

This leaf amaranth comes from India where it is a common cooked leaf crop. The plants this year grew about 3’ tall with red leaves and they have shiny black seeds. To get the best harvest of leaves you should keep pinching the plant back to encourage it to bush out.

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Borage

Borage is a coarse, hairy plant growing 2’-3’ tall. It is a very good bee plant. The mildly cucumber-flavoured leaves can be used in salads, and the bright blue flowers can be floated on cold drinks. Readily self seeds. This crop is also grown in Saskatchewan on a field scale for its seeds rich in gamma-linolenic acid.

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Edible Nasturtium

This nasturtium is a compact plant with blue-green shield shaped leaves and red flowers. The leaves have a tangy, cress-like flavour and are used in salads. Flowers are also eaten and buds and seeds can be pickled.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2017

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Spilanthes – Toothache Plant

Toothache plant is a sprawling plant growing about a foot tall with red and yellow petalless flowers. Leaves may be put in salads in small quantities and are often used to numb toothaches (by biting on some leaves or a flower).

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