Fall in Italy Collection
Italy has the highest vegetable consumption in Europe, and the widest variety of vegetable types. Winter specialties--the only crops that don't require irrigation in the Italian climate--actually predate more recent crops like tomatoes. Many of these ancient green vegetables are treasured parts of rustic regional cuisine, and many have been highlighted by the Slow Food movement. Dependng on your climate, these may be eaten in fall or grown through the winter. (All are hardy all winter in zone 9. Most in zone 8, and some as cold as zone 5.) Six packets, chosen from among spigariello, kale, cima di rapa, radicchio, escarole, rucola, beet, fennel, chicory, and puntarelle. Includes a sheet of recipes. Six assorted packets in a decorative envelope.