Explore the flavours of Haiti from your own garden! These remarkable varieties flourished in extensive field testing trials in Oregon, a very similar climate to our own. For an amazing amount of information on these varieties, their culture and history visit the Grow Haiti website.
- Orange yellow pea blooms on 4ft stems.
- Pods are bright green/burgundy, edible fresh or dried.
- This rice alternative is also used to make sorghum syrup.
- Talk stalks topped with beautiful seedheads in late summer.
- Beautiful flowers followed by edible pods.
- Pods are delicious cooked, raw or pickled.
- Grow your own peanuts! Fresh greens from fresh shoots also make great salad greens.
- Provide well drained soil and full sun.
Plate de Haiti
- Caribbean heirloom part of a series brought to the U.S after the Haitian Revolution in 1790’s.
- Plum shaped tomato with sweet/acid taste.
- Leaves are picked fresh and cooked like spinach.
- Harvest leaves regularly, do not allow seedheads to form.
- Winter squash matures from green/white to pretty pink.
- Edible seeds, orange flesh used in traditional Haitian soup.
- Were a staple for African slaves on their Atlantic journey.
- Can be eaten fresh or dried.