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19 Jun 2013
Autumn at Kew Gardens this year looks set to be even more colourful than usual. The ever-popular pumpkins will be returning and our IncrEdibles festival will be shifting into its autumn phase with the opportunity to learn all about fascinating fungi and much more.
17 Jun 2013
If you’re looking for something that’s incredibly easy to grow and gives quick gratification for your efforts than look no further than spinach! Like radish and lettuce, spinach should be at the top of anyone’s list for quick reliable growers that give bumper crops with very little effort.
03 Jun 2013
The southeast Asian plant Durian has been called the King of Fruits but, like Marmite, it sharply divides opinion between those who love the incredible taste of its custard-like pulp and those who are revolted by its putrid smell.
26 May 2013
Over the next few months you will find regular updates from the newest batch of Kew Diploma students, all about our very own 1.8 x 8 meter area of royal soil, and hopefully, all about the earthy fruit and vegetables that we have managed to grow.
Grown worldwide for its fleshy, edible taproot, radish is thought to have originated in the eastern Mediterranean region.
Blueberry is cultivated in North America and Europe for its edible fruits, which have been promoted as an antioxidant-containing ‘superfood’.
Beetroot, Swiss chard, sugar beet and mangel-wurzel are all cultivars of the same species, Beta vulgaris.
Cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts are all cultivars of the same species, Brassica oleracea.
A vine from the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae), sweet potato is widely cultivated for its edible root tubers.