Cucamelons

5 Fantastically Unusual Foods to Grow and Eat This Year

5 Fantastically Unusual Foods to Grow and Eat This Year

Ready to adventure past carrots and tomatoes, but not sure what to grow next? Give your garden a weird and wonderful boost this year, and discover 5 new things to plant and enjoy from Grow Something Different to Eat.

From cucamelons to finger limes, these strange and sensational fruits and veggies are as great on a plate as they are to marvel at in the garden! Prepare to be surprised and inspired. Why not grow…

1. Cucamelons

Attractive and easy to grow, cucamelons pack the refreshing taste of cucumber with the zing of a lime into one tiny, versatile fruit. They can be sliced and added to salads, pickled, cooked in stir-fries, dropped into cocktails, or blended into a cooling sorbet.

2. Strawberry popcorn

This popping variety of maize bears ruby-red kernels on miniature cobs that can be popped whole and the popcorn eaten straight from the husk. Popcorn-on-the-cob, anyone?

3. Finger limes

The finger lime is a remarkable plant. Open up its fingerlike fruit, and tiny pearls with the taste of lime and grapefruit burst out under the pressure. Widely used to garnish seafood, the pearls have the exquisite texture of caviar and “pop” in the mouth.

4. Ostrich ferns

This deciduous fern is named for its resemblance to ostrich feathers. Its impressively large, bright green fronds emerge tightly coiled each Spring from the crown of the plant, and slowly unfurl.

5. Kiwiberry

The size of a large grape, kiwiberries are the diminutive cousins of the fuzzy brown kiwi fruit common to supermarkets. No need to peel! These sweet, moreish berries can be enjoyed plucked straight off the rapidly growing vines.

 

To learn how to grow cucamelons, fingerlimes, kiwiberry and more, discover Grow Something Different to Eat

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