Growing vegetables and fruit is certainly healthy but also which ones will please the fussiest eaters? In this short video, discover seven naturally sweet fruits and vegetables that are sure to keep even the sweetest tooth happy!
7 Naturally Sweet Vegetables and Fruit to Grow
Many modern varieties are bred for exceptional sweetness. A sunny position and rich soil produces the sweetest cobs. Harvest your corn just before you plan to eat it for maximum flavor.
Peas are also best picked and eaten straight away. Look for a variety with ‘sweet’ or ‘sugar’ in its name, or try sugarsnap and mangetout types.
Cherry tomatoes are sweeter than larger types. To enhance the taste, water on a liquid tomato fertilizer regularly but avoid overwatering because this will dilute the flavor.
Beets are delicious slowly roasted in oil and balsamic vinegar with other sweet-tasting roots such as carrots. Miniature, or baby beets are ready to harvest just two months after sowing. Harvest them when golf ball sized or smaller for the sweetest roots.
Like beets, smaller carrots are the sweetest. Choose varieties that are intended to be harvested while still small, and look out for any described as sweet tasting.
Picking ripe, sun-warmed strawberries is one of the most satisfying experiences for the gardener. Alpine or wild strawberries are tiny but pack a real sweet punch of flavor.
Honeydews are the sweetest types of melon, while cantaloupe types are the most reliable. For the best flavor, harvest when the stalk is cracked and one end of the fruit is slightly soft.
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