By Sarah Fiorello

Woman holding a bundle of peanuts freshly picked

Arachis hypogaea
‘Northern Hardy Valencia’

Although the peanut is a plant first cultivated in South America, it has been cultivated in Africa since the early 1500s. The peanut was not cultivated in North America until it was brought over on slave ships and made their way to the gardens around enslaved peoples’ living quarters.

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Capsicum annuum ‘Fish Pepper’

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Capsicum frutescens ‘African Bird’s Eye’


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