If you already have a garden or looking to start one next spring, then you’re probably planning to plant the basics – tomatoes, herbs, and other familiar items (depending on your level of gardening). But for next spring, wouldn’t it be fun to mix things up a bit and grow some weird looking foods along with those staples? It would be a great way to add some diversity to your garden and to create fun talking points when people come over for dinner. If this sounds like a fun project, we’ve provided 7 strange foods you can grow at home.
This is one of the craziest yet coolest looking vegetables out there. It’s a type of cauliflower that is packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, fiber, and carotenoids. The reason for its “trippy” appearance, according to an article in Huffington Post, “It is a natural approximation of a fractal” and “follows the Fibonacci pattern.” If you actually know what that is or means, you’re probably impressed with this veggie, but even if you don’t, it’s just one cool looking vegetable.
This is one weird yet delicious sounding fruit. It’s basically an inverted strawberry: white on the outside and red in the middle. And if that wasn’t strange enough, while it feels and looks like a strawberry, it actually smells and tastes like a pineapple. Two of my favorite fruits morphed into one!
While I am not a big fan of mushrooms, this one may change my mind. Not only does it look furry, like a lion’s mane, it’s also supposed to taste like lobster meat. Yes, please!
This slightly creepy-looking fruit could be used as a Halloween decoration, but you’re better off using in the kitchen. Although it looks like a possessed lemon, it has little to no pulp or seeds and smells like a sweet lemon blossom. So basically it’s one big heavenly smelling rind that can be used in cocktails, candied, and more.
It’s the cutest veggie ever! They look like watermelons, are the size of grapes, and oddly taste like cucumbers with a hint of lime. They can be planted like cucumbers; however, they apparently are much easier to grow. While I’ve never eaten or grown one, I am excited to add this to our small garden next spring!
It’s nature’s Pop Rock candy! These natural “buttons” don’t have any nutritional value but simply eat a few petals ,and your mouth will start to feel a tingling or bubbling sensation. Talk about a conversation starter!
I love the taste of kiwis, but hate the work that goes into peeling one, as it results in a tiny amount of fruit. That’s where these little mini kiwis come in handy. Apparently these little bundles of goodness are super sweet and (best of all) fuzz-free, making the entire fruit edible. No more annoying peeling!
Do any of these strange foods inspire your gardening? Do you grow different strange foods at your house? Share with us in the comments!