Plant An Italian Cook’s Vegetable Garden: 8 Authentic Varieties To Grow

Starting a vegetable garden with an Italian theme is fantastic. Italy's cuisine is world-renowned, and Italian cooks realize that good product is vital.          

Italian municipality San Marzano. Also the name of a popular tomato variety. These are mostly grown in Campania, near Naples, Italy.                  

San Marzano tomatoe

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Italian peppers like Corno di Toro, Quadrato d'Asti, and adorable Piccante Calabrese are available. Marconi Italian sweet peppers are heavy.                    

Marconi pepper

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Italian cuisine features various squash varieties. Seasonal meals feature winter and summer squash. Squashes shine in summer.                      

Costata Romanesco zucchini

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Arugula is a mainstay in Italian cuisine due to its thin, finely frilled leaves. Rocket's slightly peppery flavor enhances salads, soups, and pastas either raw or sautéed.                        

Arugula Sicilian rocket

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Beautiful tiny beans bloom near Lake Trasimeno. Fagiolina del Trasimeno is a little black-eyed pea that can be black, tan, or rusty red.                          

Fagiolina del Trasimeno

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A tangy, powerful flavor makes this veggie great fresh or cooked. Flower heads, leaves, and stems are edible.                            

Cima di Rapa Quarantina

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The somewhat rounded Nadia eggplant is a typical black Italian type. The uniformly sized fruits have shiny, black, blemish-free skin. The creamy white flesh is delicious.  

Nadia eggplant

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The herbs make a dish sing. Italian cooking requires numerous herbs, thus an Italian herb garden is crucial to your Italian cook's vegetable garden.  

Italian herb

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