Autumn

A hardy root vegetable capable of surviving under snow, carrots likely originated in the Middle East. Cultivated primarily for its crunchy taproot…
Often confused with yams, the two root vegetables come from very different families. Sweet potatoes have a noticeably higher sugar content, and are…
There are countless varieties of winter squash, and they’re grown worldwide. Since they contain seeds, they’re technically fruit. Neither grown nor…
Originating in the eastern Mediterranean, kale has been cultivated since 2,000 BC. It’s related to cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. A…
Cultivated for its stalks, leaves, and seeds, humans have been consuming celery for at least 5,000 years. Likely native to the area around the…
Not considered a true nut, walnuts are the seed of a drupe. Drupes are fleshy fruits, like peaches and cherries, with a hard inner seed which…
Technically a fruit, bell peppers are native to Central and South America. They spread throughout Europe and Asia after being imported to Spain in…
One of the oldest vegetables used by human civilizations, onions were first cultivated domestically in Asia over 5,000 years ago. As they spread…
With over 7,500 varieties, apples have been cultivated for between 4,000 and 10,000 years. Now grown worldwide, they originated in Central Asia…
Likely domesticated in Europe over 3,000 years ago, cabbage is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables. It’s related to broccoli….
First cultivated in Egypt nearly 5,000 years ago, lettuce is grown primarily for its leaves, but also its stems and seeds. A member of the aster…
Indigenous to Italy and domesticated by the ancient Romans, broccoli is a member of the cabbage family of vegetables. It grows well in temperate to…
Not considered a true nut, almonds are the seed of a drupe. Drupes are fleshy or leathery tree fruits, such as peaches, apricots, or cherries…