The Edible Crops

There is a whole world of edible crops out there, and you’d be surprised to know just how many of them can be grow in Southern Arizona, when planted in the correct season. Below is a fairly exhaustive list of things that can grow here—there are many crops that we may not be aware can grow here, or perhaps some we don’t even know about. But we did our best to include many possibilities. What you choose to grow is up to you: what you like to eat, what you have a personal connection with, and what is fun for you to grow. The groups we chose are mostly organized by use, or by recognizable relationship (family). Some plants appear in more than one group.

Leafy greens and stems

Root crops

Cucurbits

Legumes

Nightshades

grains

Cole Crops

Alliums

Mallows

Edible Flowers & Flower Buds

herbs

Fruits