pro­duce varieties

  • “Jimmy Nardello” Sweet Pep­pers


    What are “Jimmy Nardello” sweet pep­pers and how are they used?


  • Apple Hill Apples


    David John explains the his­tory and cur­rent state of Apple Hill apples.


  • Arugula


    Selec­tion, usage and stor­age of arugula.
  • Basil


    Dif­fer­en­ti­at­ing basil in appear­ance, fla­vor and usage.

  • Black Radish


    David John dis­cusses avail­abil­ity, prepa­ra­tion, usage, fla­vor and his favorite way to eat Black Radishes.
  • Cac­tus Pears


    David John III explains how to pick, clean, eat and use the cac­tus pear.


  • Cal­i­for­nia Apples


    Dif­fer­en­ti­at­ing apples in appear­ance and flavor.

  • Cameo Apple


    David John dif­fer­en­ti­ates this ver­sa­tile apple regard­ing taste, uses and advan­tages. You’ll want to try it!


  • Cen­tral Val­ley Grapes


    What’s new in Cal­i­for­nia grapes.

  • Chilean Navels


    Chilean Navels are in sea­son and bet­ter than ever!


  • Cock­tail Avo­ca­dos


    Cock­tail Avo­ca­dos: What they are, when and how to use them.
  • Cucamel­ons


    What are Cucamel­ons and how are they used?
  • Egg­plants


    Selec­tion tips, dif­fer­ences and fla­vor pro­files of var­i­ous eggplants.

  • Figs


    David John III dif­fer­en­ti­ates figs: Brown Turkey, Kadota, Tiger Striped.


  • Fin­ger­ling Pota­toes


    Happy Potato Lover’s Month! Learn all about fin­ger­ling pota­toes.
  • Forono Beets


    Learn about this sea­sonal root veg­etable: what it is, what it tastes like, how to use it.


  • French But­ter

    A locally-​grown Cal­i­for­nia favorite, French But­ter Pears are an autumn fruit with a too short sea­son.

    French but­ter pears are small to medium in size and have a glob­u­lar shape with a short neck and a long, thick stem.

    The some­what bul­bous pear is known for hav­ing the dis­tinct and fra­grant aroma of roses. Its green skin is often cov­ered in rus­set and becomes slightly yel­low when ripe.

    The flesh is dense and smooth with a but­tery, creamy con­sis­tency. These pears are also known for being sweet and with very juicy flesh.
  • French But­ter Pears


    Learn all about this sea­sonal fruit: what it tastes like, how to choose, store and use it.


  • Globe Arti­chokes


    How to select, pre­pare, cook and store arti­chokes.
  • Heir­loom Toma­toes


    David John dif­fer­en­ti­ates heir­loom toma­toes in looks and taste; what to know about stor­ing tomatoes.