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~ Monday, March 14, 2005
 
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Unusual vegetable variety names:

Aubergine: Kermit / Black Beauty / Easter Egg / Mini Fingers / Moneymaker
Beetroot: Rouge Crapaudine / Pronto Baby / Blankoma / Boltardy / Burpee's Golden
Broad Beans: Stereo / Super Aquadulce / Bunyard's Exhibition
Broccoli: Rudolph / Green Goliath / Spike / White Eye / Munchkin / Purple Peacock
Brussels Sprouts: Red Bull / Peer Gynt / Beford Fillbasket / Brigitte / Igor / Brilliant
Cabbage: Derby Day / Greyhound / Cheers / Duncan / Christmas Drumhead / Roulette / Pixie / Fun Jen / Myatt's Offenham Compacta
Carrot: White Belgium / Early Market Horn / Babycan / Parabell / Nigel / Flyaway / Purple Haze / Jaune Obtuse de Doubs / Little Finger / Mello Yello / Flakkee / Resistafly
Cauliflower: Penduick / Celebrity / Winkle / Snowball / Sydney
Celery: Utah / Solid White / Picador / Golden Self-Blanching
Chicory: Sugarhat / Witloof
Corn: Sweet Nugget / Red Stalker / Bodacious / Minipop / Jackpot / Whiteout / Midnight Snack / Lark / Chubby Checkers / Bloody Butcher / Cutie Blues / Sweetie / Sugar Buns / Seneca Snowshoe
Courgette: Kojac / Eight Ball / Bambino / One Ball
Cucumber: La Diva / Crystal Lemon / Boothy Blond / Telegraph Improved / Boston Pickling / Burpless Tasty Green / Marketmore
French Beans: Lingua de Fuoco / Cropper Teepee / The Prince / Yard Long / Hunter / Triumph de Farcy / Slenderette
Garlic: Elephant / Sprint / Mother of Pearl / Vigour / Music / Brown Tempest / Long Keeper / Messidrome
Kale: Hungry Gap / Darkibor / Dinosaur
Leek: Oarsman / Poncho / Mammoth Pot / Pandora / Giant Cobra
Lettuce: Buttercrunch / Tom Thumb / Continuity / Rusty / Devil's Tongue / Great Lakes / Can Can
Onion: Winterover / Purplette / Sweetened Sandwich / Latin Lover / Red Beard / Ramrod / Walla Walla
Parsnip: Tender and True / Javelin / Student
Peas: Onward / Canoe / Bikini / Waverex / Tall Telephone
Peppers: Hungarian Hot Wax / Bell Boy / Big Bertha / Sweet Chocolate / Bull's Horn
Potato: Austrian Crescent / Purple Chief / Pink Fir Apple / Russian Banana / Linda
Pumpkin: Baby Bear / Jack O'Lantern / Tom Fox
Radish: French Breakfast / Red Meat / Sparkler / 18 Day / Long White Icicle
Runner Beans: Enorma / Lady Di / Polestar / Painted Lady
Squash: Sweet Dumpling / Blue Ballet / Vegetable Spaghetti / Warted Hubbard / Turk's Turban / Jack Be Little
Tomato: Banana Legs / Lunch Box / Mini Charm / Pink Stuffer / Husky Gold / Sweet Baby Girl / Pink Brandywine / Sun Baby / Tigerella / Jelly Bean / Taxi / Black Krim / Big Boy / Shirley / Orange Banana / Floridity / Green Zebra

Source: various

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