Dazzling Veggies

September 4, 2005

A dozen of Kenny Point’s favorite gourmet vegetable varieties:

Brussels sprouts ‘Rubine.’ Red sprouts and red-tinged leaves and stems.

Cabbage ‘Early Jersey Wakefield.’ Tender and gets pointed heads.

Kale ‘Lacinato.’ Tall, slender kale with savoy, dark-blue leaves.

Potato ‘Russian Banana.’ Yellow-fleshed fingerling type with excellent flavor.

Bean ‘Royalty Purple Pod.’ Bush bean with purple pods.

Pepper ‘Marconi.’ Produces large, elongated fruits that mature red.

Tomato ‘Black Krim.’ Russian heirloom with dark-red fruits and superior flavor.

Eggplant ‘Green Giant.’ Large iridescent green fruits.

Carrot ‘Purple Dragon.’ Purple-skinned carrot with spicy flavor.

Chard ‘Bright Lights.’ Stems and veins come in a variety of colors, including white, red, yellow, orange and pink.

Beet ‘Lutz Green Leaf.’ Old favorite with large size and sweet flavor.

Squash ‘Sunburst.’ Prolific producer of large, golden patty-pan fruits.

— George Weigel, Harrisburg Patriot-News

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