Mediterranean Vegetable Garden

This collection includes 12 vegetables that are popular in Europe and sought after by chefs throughout the world.

HIGHLIGHTS:
Broccoli Rapini, Rosa Bianca Eggplant, and Bianco di Maggio Cippollini Onions all command high prices at specialty markets.

Over 1,000 seeds inside. Item Number: 1207
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  • Broccoli Raab Rapini – Rapini is an Italian heirloom branching variety grown for its tops and tender flowers. It matures quickly so gardeners are often able to get several crops a year, making it a great crop for the home garden.
    (Approx. 50 seeds)

  • Canellini Bean – This beloved European heirloom bean is traditionally used in minestrone and salads or to make a fabulous white bean sauce favored in many French dishes. Cannellini have a smooth texture and nutty flavor. The small white beans come wrapped in long, straight, fleshy medium green pods. Use as fresh shelling bean when young or dried. Great for second sowing mid-summer.
    (Approx. 25 seeds)

  • Aquadulce Fava Bean – This is a Spanish heirloom that dates to the 19th century. It produces large, white beans, early in the season. Their mild flavor pairs well with many spices and herbs.
    (Approx. 25 seeds)

  • Broccoli Romanesco – This Italian heirloom is more properly classified as a cauliflower, and is known for it’s superior taste and interesting shape. The stunning apple-green heads are a visually striking example of an approximate fractal in nature; each bud is composed of a series of smaller buds, all arranged in yet another logarithmic spiral. Plants are large with blue-green leaves reaching 36 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Grows well in cool northern areas.
    (Approx. 50 seeds)

  • Savoy di Verona Cabbage – Savoy di Verona is a beautiful northern Italian heirloom with a pink flush to the head. One of the finest available due to both its looks and flavor.
    (Approx. 50 seeds)

  • Caper Bush – Capers are the pickled or salted, green, unopened flower buds that are widely used as a an important contribution to classic Mediterranean flavors. Capers have a sharp piquant flavor and add pungency, a peculiar aroma and saltiness which works well in pasta sauces, pizza, fish, meats and salads. The Caper Bush needs lots of heat to grow and should be grown in a greenhouse in northern areas.
    (Approx. 50 seeds)

  • Violette de Sicilia Cauliflower – This striking cauliflower is bright purple when raw and turns green when cooked. Relatively easy to grow, it has a more delicated texture than most cauliflower, with looser florettes that are mild and delicious.
    (Approx. 50 seeds)

  • Rosa Bianca Eggplant – This gorgeous Italian heirloom variety streaked with white and violet has a delicate, mild flavor, creamy consistency, and no bitterness. It is considered one of the best by gourmets and gardeners alike.
    (Approx. 35 seeds)

  • Tres Fin Maraichere Endive – Also known as escarole, Tre Fin Maraichere is a classic endive variety from Franch. This leafy vegetable is prized for its mildly bitter leaves and attractive appearance that adds wonderful texture and flavor to salad mixes. It does exceptionally well in cool weather.
    (Approx. 100 seeds)

  • Sharlyn Melon – This large melon matures to yellow or orange and has a dark green rind with very sweet, juicy, aromatic pale orange flesh. Sharlyn produces large fruits from 6-9 pounds and performs very well in hot, dry climates.
    (Approx. 25 seeds)

  • Bianco di Maggio Onion – This classic cippollini onion is white with a mild sweet flavor, with a flattened shape about 2 inches in diameter and 1 inch high. They have long been used in Italian cuisine, but you may find additional uses for them because of their excellent flavor and convenient size.
    (Approx. 50 seeds)

  • Cocozelle di Napoli Zucchini – This heirloom summer squash is a striped zucchini from the Naples region of Italy. It has a great flavor and good yields on compact bush type vines that are ideal for small gardens.
    (Approx. 35 seeds)