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Perennial vegetables that are not spinach substitutes?
« on: November 11, 2023, 10:51:56 AM »
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?

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Re: Perennial vegetables that are not spinach substitutes?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2023, 02:21:51 PM »
Asparagus, Winged bean, Chayote, Similax (new shoot tips eaten like asparagus), saccharum edule, palm hearts from many species.

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Re: Perennial vegetables that are not spinach substitutes?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2024, 07:54:12 AM »
I've been told Turkish rocket resembles a perennial broccoli.

And lovage resembles a perennial celery.

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Re: Perennial vegetables that are not spinach substitutes?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2024, 05:25:34 AM »
yacon, sweet potato,gynbura procumbens and crepioides (sorry spinach) rhubarb, mauka, perennial beans, taro, water chestnut,  arrowhead, hausa potato, pigeon pea, stachys affinis...

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Re: Perennial vegetables that are not spinach substitutes?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2024, 05:07:31 PM »
Tindora cucumbers, spineless cactus nopales. Akee tree fruit is used as a vegetable. Green banana and plantain are staple carbohydrate crops many places.