Edible Perennials - Zone 7 New England

Created by: kristi on 2021-11-13 • List type: wantlist • Visibility: Public

The most appealing perennial edibles I’ve found so far, along with notes on each.

Greens

Cucumber-flavored leaves, if you pick from center of plant

Cucumber-flavored leaves, if you pick from center of plant

Flavor: Kale plus fish.

Flavor: Kale plus fish.

Young leaves taste like lemony baby spinach. Large leaves are bitter, but excellent cooked.

Young leaves taste like lemony baby spinach. Large leaves are bitter, but excellent cooked.

Peppery tasting salad green, can be cooked.

Peppery tasting salad green, can be cooked.

Vegetables

Comes in purple!

Comes in purple!

Tastes like potatoes

Tastes like potatoes

Harvest buds and fry them like okra. But then you will miss the flowers!

Harvest buds and fry them like okra. But then you will miss the flowers!

Another nutty tuber.

Another nutty tuber.

Prefer Fiesole or Violet De Provence (because purple!)

Prefer Fiesole or Violet De Provence (because purple!)

Nutty Potatoes.

Nutty Potatoes.

Shelled peas taste similar to green beans. A lot of shelling for little beans though.

Shelled peas taste similar to green beans. A lot of shelling for little beans though.

Early spring shoots can be cooked like asparagus.

Early spring shoots can be cooked like asparagus.

Nutty potato flavor - but high in inulin which can cause digestive issues.

Nutty potato flavor - but high in inulin which can cause digestive issues.

Pretty red flowers turn into green bean alternative, then mature into a dried bean.

Pretty red flowers turn into green bean alternative, then mature into a dried bean.