Picking purple produce...

23 May, 2013

The current standouts in the veg garden just begging to be picked are two purple foods:

Purple Sicily cauliflower.


Even though the top is purple the floret stems are bright green...


...but they have a slight white at the tip.


The main stem has hints of purple.


The other purple produce are the Dutch Purple Podded Peas.


The peas inside are a normal green colour though.


So there you are, two gorgeous coloured veg. Try find that in the supermarket!

8 comments:

  1. Gosh how gorgeous they both are. I really love the array of different colours in the cauliflower, do they go a more muted colour when cooked?

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    1. They do go more muted, but stay identifiably purple. Its an interesting look for cauliflower cheese!

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  2. That looks fabulous! Purple is my favourite colour. I have planted the purple sprouting broccoli but never the purple cauli before.

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    1. I love PSB, but think I like purple cauli better. Much more vibrant!

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  3. I love them. Both look great. When did you sow your peas? Mine are really slow - admittedly they keep getting nibbled but still they are a very very long way from setting pods. Unfortunately they are the boring green kind too.

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    1. Well, the peas were self sown so I'd say they came up around Feb-ish. My sown peas (including the boring green type also) were sown in April and they are only just up.

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  4. i'm a sucker for purple veg, you need some purple congo potatoes

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    1. Me too! I've tried the purple potatoes (can't remember if they were purple congo or another variety) but I wouldn't grow them again as the yeilds weren't great, and purple gnocchi wasn't really that appealing...

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