Compact, heavy-cropping plants, ideal for greenhouse container growing and requiring no support. Egg-sized, jade green fruit are popular in South East Asian cuisine, yet still tricky to track down in UK supermarkets. An essential ingredient for an authentic Thai green curry!
Why grow and eat a rainbow?
The dazzling colours of fruit and vegetables are given to them by a range of natural compounds which can be beneficial to health. In fact, research has shown that diets rich in these colourful crops may reduce the risk of a whole range of diseases, from heart disease to cancer. That’s why doctors and dietitians recommend we ‘Eat a Rainbow’.
Last year we embarked on a research programme with Exeter University to identify which vegetables not only taste good, but also have the highest levels of specific nutrients, known to be important for leading a healthy life.
Aftercare - Easy:False
Aftercare - Moderate:False
Aftercare - High:False
Likes Acidic Soil:False
Beds & Borders:True
Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:True
Prefers Full Sun:True