vegetable

Avocados

Key Facts Avocado trees are native to the humid, sub-tropical and tropical regions of central and northern South America. They never go dormant. Nearly 90% of avocado production in the United States takes place in California. Avocados are harvested by hand and start to ripen once they are picked from Read more

Bell Peppers

Red bell peppers.

Key Facts Bell peppers (Capsicum annuum), also known as sweet peppers, are popular culinary items but, unlike other pepper varieties, have a low heat rating. Peppers add a distinctive taste and range of color to a wide variety of recipes from numerous cultures. The United States produces an impressive amount Read more

Collard Greens

Collards greens growing in a field

Key Facts Collard greens are members of the Brassica family, which includes mustards, turnips, and cabbage. They are also in the leafy greens category, along with lettuce, swiss chard, and spinach. Typically smooth in texture, these greens have broad, dark green leaves with light colored veins and stems. They are one Read more

Kale

Key Facts Kale is a member of the Brassica family, which includes mustards, turnips, and cabbage. It is considered a leafy green, along with lettuce, swiss chard, and spinach. Kale is related to primitive cabbage dating back thousands of years to the Mediterranean and Asia Minor regions; Read more