The vegetable revolution

There’s a vegetable revolution going on, one which is set to change the face of allotments, and engage a whole new audience. It’s rainbow veg!

Get on board with the rainbow veg movement and you’ll find that carrots are not only orange, but also purple, yellow, even white. You can experience a more gourmet taste, and really show off to your friends. Just think how this could change the look of your Sunday roast!

The vegetable revolution

Carrot ‘Rainbow’ F1 Hybrid

A lot of these vegetables aren’t new, they’re simply being rediscovered. Another great example is with beetroot seeds, look out for our rainbow mixture, with mind-boggling yellow beetroot, and – for the complete wow factor – red and white striped beetroot.

The vegetable revolution

Beetroot ‘Rainbow Beet’

It doesn’t end there though. Think golden courgettes, which will be much easier to pick and harvest at a young, tender stage than the camouflaged green ones. Some rainbow vegetables have additional goodness too, for example pea Shiraz has more antioxidants in its purple pods, so eat them raw or stir fried, to avoid diminishing that goodness!

The vegetable revolution

Pea Shiraz (mangetout)

Every now and then, you might spot a unique vegetable in your local supermarket, but supply is always quite limited, and you could easily miss them. The only way to guarantee trying these tasty novelties is by growing your own!

The vegetable revolution

Courgette ‘Sunstripe’ F1 Hybrid

Michael Perry
Michael works as Thompson & Morgan’s New Product Development Manager, scouring the globe for new and innovative products and concepts to keep the keen gardeners as well as amateurs of the UK happy!

2 Comments

  1. Many of these coloured veg’s were the original colour- carrots haven’t always been orange!!!

    Reply
    • Rebecca Tute

      That’s a very good point, carrots started off purple, I believe!

      Reply

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