Consumers crave unique, flavorful vegetables that are locally grown, whether their vegetables come from a container, a garden plot or a farmers’ market. More than anything, they want their growing experience to be a positive one, which translates to easy maintenance and a plentiful harvest.
Current breeding efforts have focused on vegetable varieties that cater to small space and urban gardening trends and offer consumers good performance with minimal efforts. As a result, new, easy care vegetable introductions packed with flavor and loaded with fruits have swept onto the market.
For growers looking to secure repeat customers, these new varieties help them broaden and customize their vegetable selections, making sure they have something for everyone, from the restaurant owner and foodie enthusiast down to the deck gardener and health-conscious mom. Here are 18 new vegetable varieties to think about to help differentiate your product line-up from the competition.