Unusual fruit and vegetables to grow in the UK

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Kiwi berries – Actinidia arguta ‘Issai’ is a compact, self-fertile kiwi with small, smooth fruits

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Achochas (e.g. Slipper gourds – Cyclanthera pedata) are heavy croping climbing vines

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Ocas (New Zealand yams) are yummy late-season (October/November) tubers.

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Chickpeas – You need a lot to make a meal! They need a long growing season.

Cornelian Cherry Jelly

Cornelian cherries (Dog wood – Cornus mas) are lovely to eat fresh and delicious made into jellies and cordials

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Achocha 2 – This one is called ‘Fat Baby’. It is a more compact plant, with smaller fruit than the slipper gourd

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Alpine strawberries (Fragaria vesca) bursting with flavour

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Tomatillos – trouble free and great for making sauces/salsas

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Goji berries

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Medlars

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Quince

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Cucamelons

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Oyster mushrooms

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New Zealand Spinach

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Yin Yang beans

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Jerusalem artichokes