13 Unusual Garden Vegetables for the Heirloom Gardener

Unusual garden vegetables are a great way to have produce coming from your garden with character and unique variety. #unusualvegetables #togrow #gardening

Unusual garden vegetables are a great way to have produce coming from your garden with character and unique variety. These vegetables are unusual and beautiful.

I know you're going to love growing these fun heirloom varieties! 

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Fun & Unusual Garden Vegetables 

Unusual garden vegetables are a great way to have produce coming from your garden with character and unique variety. #unusualvegetables #togrow #gardeningPhoto credit, Baker Creek. Used with permission.

1. Chinese Pink Celery

Love, love love this!! It's new and I haven't had a chance to order it yet, but I really hope it grows well where we are. :D 

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2. Black Nebula Carrot

Beautiful deep purples right on the verge of black. So unique!

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3. Filius Blue Pepper

Christmas lights! :D That's what I think about these colorful peppers. 

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4. Pawpaw

This is an unusual fruit called Pawpaw. 

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5. Black Goji Berry

Red goji berries grow wild on the land surrounding our property. My younger siblings love it when I take them out there to pick goji berries. In my last order from Baker Creek I just had to try these.

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6. Chinese Multicolor Spinach

Why would you grow green spinach when you can have all this color? 

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7. Black Magic Cosmos

Deep, contrast, dark...these black magic cosmos pack a beautiful punch! 

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8. Snake of Mugla Eggplant

Who says eggplants have to look the same? These look easier to slice and cook to me.

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9. Chinese Red Meat Radish

These large 4" roots are beautiful and have a fun pink surprise inside. :) 

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10. Rat's Tail Radish

This radish's root is not edible, but it produces an pod that can be eaten. In addition, this plant grows very fast. 

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11. Zucchino Rampicante Squash

This is a great summer squash or let it mature longer and you can harvest it as a hard winter squash. Beautiful. 

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12. Romanesco Italia Broccoli

This broccoli variety produces the most lovely spirals I've seen. 

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13. Hinona Kabu Turnip

Turnips can grow in fun, odd or unusual shape and sizes as well. :) 

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Unusual garden vegetables are a great way to have produce coming from your garden with character and unique variety. #unusualvegetables #togrow #gardening

I hope you have been inspired to add some of these unusual garden vegetables to your backyard this year! 

Oh, and Baker Creek has a wonderful seed catalog you can order at their website if you want more unique heirloom vegetables. 

Soli Deo Gloria!  (Glory Be to God Alone!)

~ Julia

Hi! I'm Julia. I live in Arizona on 2.5 acres, with HOT summers, lots of cacti and amazing sunsets! A sinner saved by grace first and foremost, I'm also a homeschool graduate living with my family at home and serving the King, Jesus Christ, above all. Read more -->


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