Fruits, Veggies and Edible Plants

Take “eating-local” to the next level, with healthy food direct from your own garden.  Never wonder if something unhealthy might be sprayed onto the food your family eats.  There’s no place better than your own fruit and veggie garden to create natural, delicious and environmentally responsible meals.  Ask about heirloom varieties and plants that are not commonly known to be edible.  Cozyn’s Garden Gallery takes you from planting to the dinner table, with lots of advice and tips along the way.

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Common Name    Category  
Botanical Name   Light Requirements  
Zone  


  
Montmorency Cherry (Prunus cerasus 'Montmorency')
A heavy producer of large, bright red fruit with a sour juicy, flesh. Used widely in baking. Self-fruiting.
Height & Width:
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 4

  
Nasturtium Red (Tropaeolum majus 'Red')
Vivid red trumpet-like flowers in summer backed by kidney-shaped leaves. Edible leaves and flowers.
Height & Width: 30cm T x 60cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Pixwell Gooseberries (Ribes uva-crispa 'Pixwell')
Medium-sized pinkish berries have superb flavour. Self-pollinating. Vigorous plants are very hardy.
Height & Width: 1.5m T
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 3

  
Red Delicious Apple Semi Dwarf (Malus 'Red Delicious')
Produces juicy, dessert quality fruit that keeps well. Bears fruit in the fall. Requires pollinator.
Height & Width:
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 5

  
Red Lake Red Currants (Ribes rubrum 'Red Lake')
Medium to large, compact fruit clusters. Excellent for preserves, tarts and muffins.
Height & Width:
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 5

  
Redgold Nectarine (Prunus persica var nucipersica 'Red Gold')
Large, glossy red and gold fruit with yellow, flavourful flesh in early September. Self-fruiting.
Height & Width:
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 6

  
Redhaven Peach (Prunus persica 'Redhaven')
Most popular of the eating peaches. Consistent heavy producer. Ripens mid-August. Self Fruiting
Height & Width:
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 6

  
Rhubarb Sutton Seedless (Rheum rhubarbarum 'Sutton Seedless')
The tart stalks of this classic perennial are excellent in pies, preserves and desserts.
Height & Width:
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 3

  
Spartan Apple Dwarf (Malus pumila 'Spartan')
Fruit is medium, dark red with green, dessert quality. Bears fruit in October. Requires pollinator.
Height & Width:
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 5

  
Stella Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium 'Stella')
Large, firm, black, self pollinating cherry. Ripens mid-July.
Height & Width:
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 4