Few People Know That West Virginia Is The Birthplace Of The First Blight-Resistant Tomato And Other Popular Produce Lines
Are you a gardener, or thinking about becoming one? There are so many reasons to grow you own food, but it can be tricky to choose the right variety of produce. Here are a few options that were developed right here in West Virginia and are well-suited to our climate and countryside!
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There are multiple other heritage and heirloom fruits and vegetables that, while not originating in West Virginia, have been successfully grown here for hundreds and hundreds of years: Caseknife beans, Goose beans, Coal Camp beans, Bloody Butcher corn, white-seeded pole beans, and many more. Do you grow any heritage produce in your garden? Did you buy the seeds or were they passed on from a friend or family member? We’d love to hear from all of you experienced gardeners in the comments!
If you are not a gardener, check out this farmers market where you can get still get fresh-grown produce to enjoy even without growing it yourself!