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Artichoke

Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus

Origin: Mediterranean

Uses: cooking, herbaceous borders

Recipe: artichoke tarts

Blueberry

Vaccinium myrtillus

Origin: North America

Uses: desserts, in cereal, in salads

Recipe: blueberry clafoutis

Bangladeshi Pumpkin

Cucurbita pepo

Origin: North America

Uses: jack-o'-lanterns, chunking, oils, cooking

Recipe: pumpkin curry

Achocha

Cyclanthera pedata

Origin: Andes

Uses: cooking, in salads

Recipe: achocha rellena

Apple

Malus domestica

Origin: Central Asia

Uses: juice, in salads, sauces

Recipe: apple butter

Chokeberry

Aronia arbutifolia

Origin: North America

Uses: ornamental, juice, jams

Recipe: chokeberry preserve

Chilean Guava

Ugni molinae

Origin: Chile

Uses: pies, jams

Recipe: Murta con Membrillo

Comfrey

Symphytum

Origin: Eurasia

Uses: herbal medicine, mulch, fertiliser

Common Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris

Origin: Mesoamerica

Uses: cooking

Coriander

Coriandrum sativum

Origin: Eurasia, Africa

Uses: garnish, cooking, spices

Recipe: butter chicken

Fig

Ficus carica

Origin: Mediterranean, Western Asia

Uses: desserts, jams, dried

Recipe: fig rolls

Golden Garlic

Allium moly

Origin: Europe

Uses: ornamental, in salads

Gooseberry

Ribes

Origin: Europe

Uses: flavoured drinks, jams, substitute for rhubarb

Recipe: gooseberry and vanilla jam

Greengage

Prunus domestica

Origin: Iran

Uses: desserts, jams

Recipe: greengage crumble

Jostaberry

Ribes × nidigrolaria

Origin: Germany

Uses: stews, desserts, jams, chutneys

Recipe: jostaberry muffins

Cucumber

Cucumis sativus

Origin: South Asia

Uses: skin care, pickling, in salads

Recipe: horiatiki salad

Loganberry

Rubus × loganobaccus

Origin: California, USA

Uses: jams, desserts, flavoured drinks

Recipe: loganberry crumble

Wild Strawberry

Fragaria vesca

Origin: Northern Hemisphere

Uses: medicinal, cosmetics, teas, cooking

Recipe: wild strawberry jam

Kale

Origin: Mediterranean

Uses: ornamental, cooking

Recipe: colcannon

Ken's Red Kiwi

Origin: Germany

Uses: catnip, ornamental, cooking

Recipe: fruit smoothie

Kiwi

Origin: China

Uses: traditional medicine, desserts, juices

Recipe: fruit smoothie

Mulberry

Origin: Europe, Asia

Uses: desserts, teas, silkworm food source

Recipe: oat and mulberry pancakes

Onion

Origin: Asia

Uses: cooking, chutneys

Recipe: onion bhajis

Parsley

Origin: Europe

Uses: garnish, soups, in salads

Recipe: tabbouleh salad

Quince

Origin: Mediterranean

Uses: ornamental, with meats, substitute for apples or pears

Recipe: membrillo

Rhubarb

Origin: Eastern Asia

Uses: medicinal, desserts

Recipe: oaty rhubarb crumble

Runner Bean

Origin: Central America

Uses: cooking

Recipe: runner beans with tomato and black onion seeds

Pakistani Radish

Raphanus raphanistrum subsp. sativus

Origin: Asia

Uses: radish seed oil, in salads, cooking

Recipe: radish leaf soup

Shiso

Origin: East Asia

Uses: dyestuff, cooking, herbal medicine

Recipe: shibazuke pickles

Winter's Bark

Origin: South America

Uses: ornamental, herbal medicine, aromas

Sorrel

Origin: Europe

Uses: soups, with fish, in salads

Recipe: spanakopita

Sweetcorn

Origin: North America

Uses: on pizza, corn on the cob

Recipe: Chinese-style chicken sweetcorn soup

Sweet Potato

Origin: America

Uses: in aquariums, savoury cooking, substitute for pumpkin

Recipe: sweet potato soup

Courgette

Origin: Mesoamerica

Uses: cooking, substitute for complex carbs

Recipe: ratatouille

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