Why grow something you can find in the grocery store when you could try pink celery, pineapple strawberries, or psychedelic-color tomatoes? These unusual varieties will expand your palate and earn you bragging rights.
BRAD’S ATOMIC GRAPE TOMATO Grape-size and just as sweet.
CHINESE PINK CELERY Easy-to-grow celery pleases budding gardeners.
DRAGON TONGUE BUSH BEAN Shell them or eat pod and all.
APOLLO BROKALI A cross between broccoli and kale.
HEIRLOOM PINEAPPLE ALPINE STRAWBERRY Little bites of pineapple and roses.
BLUE JADE CORN Stays under 3 feet tall so works in pots.
BLACK NEBULA CARROT Retains its color even cooked.
STRAWBERRY SPINACH Both leaves and fruit are edible.
OYSTER LEAF Named for its oyster flavor.
ASPARAGUS PEA Also called winged pea, it handles poor soil.
KALETTES AUTUMN STAR A cross between Brussels sprouts and kale.
SILVER QUEEN OKRA The yield of a modern hybrid with the taste of an heirloom.