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Scallions are most commonly referred to as green onions in the United States. They are a variety of young onions with a long, thin white base that has not yet developed into a bulb and long straight...
Napa cabbage is sometimes called Chinese cabbage or celery cabbage. Napa cabbage doesn't look like head cabbages. It has long light green leaves that flower off of thick, white stalks. It looks a bit...
Mustard greens are the leaves of the mustard plant, Brassica juncea. Mustard greens come in a host of varieties that each has distinct characteristics. Adding these brilliant leaves to your...
Holy basil is spicy, not sweet. There are two varieties: a white (light green) and a red, which has a reddish purple cast around the stems and the underside of darker green leaves. The lightly hairy...
 Kale is a leafy green vegetable that stems from the same wild cabbage family as broccoli, cauliflower and collards. Unlike the aformentioned three, kale doesn't quite get its fair share of the...
"Genovese" basil is a variety of sweet basil that originated in Italy. This specialized European strain has less of a tendency to become bitter after long, slow periods of cooking. The plant is also...
Garlic scapes are the flower buds of the garlic plant.  They are a sweet garlicky treat, only to be found in June, and their spiraling whips are among the most elegant of the crops. Of course, any...
Collard Greens are leafy green vegetables that belong to the same family that includes cabbage, kale, and broccoli. While they share the same botanical name as kale, Brassica oleracea, and some...
Radicchio Rosso di Chioggia was bred from the Variegato; it has dark red leaves with white ribs, but is rounder than Radicchio di Treviso; it's also compact, and as a result it resembles a head of...
In Italy, this is the one true radicchio. When you taste Radiccho, you'll instantly know why. Because of its exquisite looks, they call it "the flower of winter." Because of it's amazing sweet-and-...
Broccoli Raab is a green cruciferous vegetable. The edible parts are the leaves, buds, and stems. The buds somewhat resemble broccoli, but do not form a large head. It is known for its slightly...
Bok choy is sometimes referred to as white cabbage, not to be confused with Napa cabbage, which is also a type of Chinese cabbage. There are many kinds of bok choy that vary in color, taste, and size...
Also known as rocket, this pleasantly peppery green, grown along the Mediterranean since Roman times, has recently become popular around the world. The characteristic sword-shaped, deeply notched...
 The Kunekune is believed to have descended from an Asian domestic breed introduced to New Zealand in the early 19th century by whalers or traders. The native ...
The most distinctive feature of the American Mulefoot hog is the solid hoof which resembles that of a mule. Pigs with solid hooves (also called syndactylism) have attracted the interest of many...
The Duroc breed of hogs had its origin in the eastern United States and in the Corn Belt. It would seem presumptuous today to attempt to identify the foundation stock of the breed, which was...
One of the tastiest catches, the flounder, makes its appearance in the cooler fall months of October and November. The flounder weighs between 1 and 3 pounds, and hides itself in the sandy bottom of...
The Florida Pompano shows up along North Carolina in the late summer, a welcome arrival as the pompano is considered a very tasty catch. Ranging between 1 and 2.5 pounds, they can best be caught by...
Red Drum are one of the most popular catches in North Carolina, and it's easy to see why. Reeling in a drum can be a thrilling experience for any angler, as while a puppy drum may clock in at around...
Sheepshead are an inshore species and are commonly found around oyster bars, seawalls and in tidal creeks. They move nearshore during late winter and early spring for spawning. Basic silvery color...
Spanish mackerel is found off the Atlantic coast of the United States and in the Gulf of Mexico. They mostly live in open water but are sometimes found over deep grass beds and reefs as well as in...
The speckled trout, also commonly referred to as the spotted weakfish or spotted trout, is widely considered one of the best tasting and most attractive fish caught along the North Carolina Coast....
Spot is one of the most popular types of fish to catch along the coast, namely because anglers can reel them in all year long. Though they are most common in the late summer and early fall, pier...
Vermilion snapper are found in waters 60 to 400 feet deep from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to southeastern Brazil and in the Gulf of Mexico. They're most abundant in water less than 180 feet deep....
Caribbean spiny lobsters, Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804), aka Florida spiny lobsters, grow to about 60 cm in length. Like the other 20...
Alaska is famous for its red king crab. The fishery dates back to the 1930s when it was initially dominated by foreign fleets. U.S. fishermen started harvesting king crab in 1947. In North American...
Nicknamed “buckethead,” the lingcod has a large head and mouth, and 18 large, sharp teeth. Its long body tends to narrow toward the tail. Lingcod are dark gray, brown, or a greenish color on the back...
The California spiny lobster, Panulirus interruptus, is a species of spiny lobster found in the eastern ...
Also known as pinky or pink porgy, this fish is reddish on top and silvery-white on the bottom, highlighted by rows of small blue spots along the upper body. It has two blue streaks, one above and...
Brown shrimp is one of the three species of penaeid shrimp harvested in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Fisheries for brown, pink, and white shrimp are some of the most valuable fisheries in...
Snowy groupers can be found in the outer continental shelf of the South Atlantic Bight, which is characterized by ridges, terraces and precipitous cliffs. The species is distributed in the western...
Sebastes melanostomus: The Blackgill Rockfish has a spine covered heavy body that is pink-reddish in color and pinkish-brown fins. Blackgill Rockfish has black markings that make it easy to idenify...
The scientific name of the blue crab is Callinectes sapidus, which comes from the Greek word for beautiful swimmer and the Latin word for tasty. Blue crab originated in the western Atlantic from Nova...
The mutton snapper, Lutjanus analis, is a species of snapper native to the Atlantic coastal waters of the Americas from Massachusetts to southern Brazil, including the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of...
Carlsbad Blond Oysters are a variety of the Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas) also known as Japanese oyster, Miagi oyster, immigrant oyster, and giant Pacific oyster.  The Carlsbad Blonde...
Prized for its availability, flavor, and size, red grouper is harvested in both commercial and recreational reef fish fisheries in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Grouper live a fairly long...
Gag is one of the most abundant groupers in the Southeast and is harvested in U.S. waters from North Carolina to the Gulf of Mexico. Most of our commercial harvest comes from the west coast of...
Hogfish are a reef species that inhabit rocky bottoms, ledges and reefs throughout Florida’s off-shore waters. They are easily identified by their long, hog-like snout, which allows them to feed on...
 A flat, oval-shaped fish found throughout North Carolina’s estuaries. Southern flounder are brown on their left side with numerous dark and light spots and blotches, but they are not ringed or...
Cobia is a highly valued seafood species – they’re a popular game fish and taste delicious. Most of the cobia you’ll find in the market comes from aquaculture operations. In the wild, cobia are...
This member of the amberjack family can be found as far north as Nova Scotia, but water temps of about 63 are their sweet spot, and they can often be found in shallower water than other amberjacks....
Amberjack are an offshore fish found in the western Atlantic from Nova Scotia to Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. They are frequently found near reefs, wrecks, rocky outcrops,...
The "lobster mushroom" is actually a fungus that has parasitized a Russula or Lactarius mushroom. There's really no mistaking it: the fungus creates a beautiful, bright orange covering over the...
High yields of smooth skinned, large fruit earn Better Boy a spot as one of the most popular tomatoes grown in the US and as one of our all time best sellers. The fruit has excellent classic tomato...
This round, smooth fruit with a brilliant orange uniform color weighs around 8-10 oz. It is a midseason indeterminate tomato that grows well in northern and cooler climates . It is a family heirloom...
The Rouen Duck is a heavyweight breed of domesticated duck raised primarily for decoration or as general purpose ducks, since they are not prolific egg layers. The breed originated...
The Pekin duck is a domesticated breed used primarily for egg and meat production. It was bred from the Mallard in China, it was brought to the United States about 1873, where it is the most popular...
Yellow Brandywine – indeterminate, golden fruited, large fruit, oblate shape, some green shoulders, some...
"This pleasantly aromatic fleshy wild mushroom shines like an exotic golden flower when seen from a distance against the drab autumn forest background. Also known as 'golden chanterelle' and 'egg...
"Calocybe gambosa, commonly known as St. George's mushroom, is an edible mushroom that grows mainly in fields, grass verges and roadsides. [It derives] its common name from when it first appears in...
Known and "Bonnet Mushrooms" in Scotland and "Fairy Ring Mushrooms" in England, Mousseron Mushrooms grow in grassy places, including lawns, pastures and meadows in circular clusters (the "Fairy Rings...

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