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Crop & Field Notes: October 15th, 2013

15 October

There are few places in the world where in the middle of October one can harvest tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, apples, strawberries, and winter squash, in addition to the large variety of greens and root crops available almost year-round. The one crop that stands out however is the mighty Brassica or Mustard family. When I did my field walk today I couldn’t help but snap pictures of this amazingly diverse and nourishing vegetable family that does so well in our coastal climate.

A new head of Savoy Cabbage

Do you see the happy man dancing in this cut-in-half head of Savoy Cabbage?

Newly formed florets of Amadeus Broccoli.

The first Brussels sprouts of the season.

Brassicas like it cool and wet. Where are the winter rains?

Pineapple Guavas have already made their way into the Extra Fruit Option.

Heads of Green Cabbage forming.

A field of mixed Brassicas.

Rows of Collard Greens near the field pictured above.