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Perennial vegetables that are not spinach substitutes?

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TheVeggieProfessor:
Much of the perennial vegetables for leafies. What about options that are more robust? Like something that can be used in cooking where a vegetable like broccoli would be used?

Galatians522:
Asparagus, Winged bean, Chayote, Similax (new shoot tips eaten like asparagus), saccharum edule, palm hearts from many species.

UnicornEmily:
I've been told Turkish rocket resembles a perennial broccoli.

And lovage resembles a perennial celery.

Nicola!@#:
yacon, sweet potato,gynbura procumbens and crepioides (sorry spinach) rhubarb, mauka, perennial beans, taro, water chestnut,  arrowhead, hausa potato, pigeon pea, stachys affinis...

pineislander:
Tindora cucumbers, spineless cactus nopales. Akee tree fruit is used as a vegetable. Green banana and plantain are staple carbohydrate crops many places.

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