Specialty, Heirloom and Ethnic Fruits and Vegetables

Mixed Fruits

Find information about those fruits and vegetables with special character - those passed down through generations, valued by a specific culture or grown for their unique appeal.



Vegetables and Fruits: A Guide to Heirloom Varieties and Community-Based Stewardship

USDA. National Agricultural Library.

Vol. 1 is an annotated bibliography of general sources and works on seed production, breeding and genetics and particular crops. Vol. 2 lists resource organizations including exchanges, growers, public gardens, genebanks and seed companies and nurseries. Vol. 3 covers historical literature and the history of varieties.


Reading Rooms: Specialty Crops

University of Arkansas. National Agricultural Law Center.

Includes Congressional reports, agency listings, Center reports and references to statutes, case law and other government information pertinent to "specialty crops" which include a wide range of fresh fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits and vegetables, and horticulture and nursery crops.


Agricultural Alternatives

Pennsylvania State University. Cooperative Extension Service.

Production and budget information for a variety of fruit and vegetable crops.


Vegetable Research and Extension: Crops

Washington State University. Research and Cooperative Extension Service Center.

A collection of research and technical publications, Web links, recipes, photographs and more. Covers crops such as baby corn, broccolini®, culinary poppy, edamame, luffa gourds, pea shoots, spelt, wasabi, and zucchetta.


North Carolina Specialty Crops Program

North Carolina State University.

A resource for farmers, entrepreneurs and consumers within the specialty crops market that provides crop production information, marketing reports and articles featuring crops that have not been commercially grown in the Southeast region of the United States.


Acreage, Farm and Ranch: Specialty Crops

University of Nebraska. Cooperative Extension Service.

University and government publications about fruit and vegetable crops, farm sprayer equipment and specialty grain crops.