The nightshade family is one of the most significant plant families in our cuisine. This family includes tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and potatoes.
Tomatoes claim stake of a significant portion of our growing real estate. We grow beefsteaks, cherries, grapes, and romas.
Peppers provide a great variety of fruit. Sweet bell peppers are grown in the greatest quanities, followed by jalapeno, banana, and a few cayenne.
Eggplant is a large, spongelike fruit with a mild flavor.
Potatoes eaten fresh are in their own category from those available in the grocery store, which have traveled thousands of miles and were harvests weeks to months earlier.
Ground cherries are a tomato-like fruit with rich gold pigment and sweet flavor.