The Granny Smith apple is named after Maria Ann Smith, who propagated the cultivar from a chance seedling near Sydney, Australia in 1868. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Despite their wildly different physical appearances, the zucchini (courgette), yellow squash, and pumpkin are different cultivars of the same species, Cucurbita pepo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuc…
The French word for the cultivar group that includes snap peas and snow peas is "mangetout", which literally translates to "eat all" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
All of the following are simply different cultivars of this exact same species(Brassica olaracea): Broccoli, Chinese broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, Green cabbage, Savoy cabbage, Red cabbage, Cone cabbage, Kale Kohlrabi, Collard greens, Romanesco, Broccolini and several more. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
There are over 7,500 cultivars (varieties) of apples, meaning if you ate one every day, it would take over 20 years to taste them all en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
The Sakurajima Daikon (Radish) from Japan is the world's largest radish cultivar. The radish's normal size is 13lbs (6kg) and larger than basketball, but it can grow to over 100lbs (45kg). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sak…
Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, savoy, kohlrabi and others are all technically the same plant. Through history, different cultures bred the plant to express different qualities, creating the varied cultivars we see today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Collard greens, cabbage, kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts are all cultivars of the same species. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
The wild apple Malus sieversii has fruit equal in size to many modern apple cultivars and is found in the mountains of Kazakhstan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
The Germans and Russians tried to use Russian dandelion as an alternative source of natural rubber in the 1930s and '40s with limited success. In 2013, the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany developed a cultivar that appears suitable for commercial production. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
Vegetables as different as cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale and kai lan are all artificial cultivars of the same species: Brassica oleracea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
The Lenape potato cultivar was released in 1967 but was withdrawn in 1970 as it contained high levels of glycoalkaloids en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len…
Red bell peppers are simply fully ripened green bell peppers. Yellow bell peppers, however, are different cultivars. web.archive.org/web/20030…
Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, and collard greens are all simply cultivars of the same species of plant - Brassica oleracea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Today I learned of an interesting strawberry cultivar, the Pineberry. It looks like a white strawberry, but tastes like a pineapple. No, it is not a strawberry-pineapple hybrid. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, and kale are all cultivars of the same species of plant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Today I learned of the red Common Poppy or "Corn Poppy" associated with Remembrance Day and WWI. An agricultural weed, they grow naturally in conditions of disturbed earth throughout Western Europe. The corn poppy is different from the opium poppy, which is a different cultivar, and has white/pink petals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pap…
Scientist have bred a dandelion cultivar that is suitable for commercial production of natural rubber. modernfarmer.com/2015/01/…
There is a red banana cultivar. When ripe, raw red bananas have a flesh that is cream to light pink in color. They are also softer and sweeter than the yellow Cavendish varieties, with a slight mango flavor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Broccoli, kale, cabbage, brussels sprouts, romanesco, cauliflower, collard greens, and kohlrabi (among others) are all cultivars of all the same species of plant, Brassica oleracea, a native plant of western Europe also known as "wild cabbage" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Nearly all edible beans are cultivars of the same species of Common Bean, while green beans are simply unripe Common Beans en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pha…
Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts are all cultivars of the same species of wild mustard plant, Brassica Oleracea. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B…
Many rose cultivars never produce fruit (rose hips) because the flowers are too tightly petalled to allow pollination. The flowers are beautiful but "broken" in that they don't serve the biological purpose of a flower. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
Kale, collard greens, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower are all cultivars of the exact same species (Brassica oleracea) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
That eggplant is called so because the early European cultivars were in fact yellow and white. (Picture in comment) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg…
The Kazakh apple (Malus sieversii) has recently been shown to be the primary ancestor of most apple cultivars. Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, derives its name from the Kazakh word for 'apple'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
Kale and broccoli are both cultivars of the same species. la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
All Hass avocado trees (the largest cultivar in the world) are descended from a single "mother" tree that was planted in 1926. It was the first tree to be patented. avocadocentral.com/about-…
The original banana almost faced extinction due to disease and to provide a banana for the world, the cavendish was distributed. These bananas now face the danger of removal from the markets by a fungus that would make them not edible. No known cultivar can replace the cavendish. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
Walking sticks were traditionally made from the stalk of a giant cabbage cultivar on the island of Jersey. thisisjersey.com/island-l…
Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kohlrabi, and collard greens are all just different cultivars of the same species, Brassica oleracea en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
The word 'cultivar' is a portmanteau of "cultivated (or cultigen) variety". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cul…
Peperoncini and banana peppers are not the same. They are actually different cultivars of Capsicum annuum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
The cultivar of bananas we eat today is not the cultivar of bananas people ate before the 50s. ("In the 1950s, Panama disease wiped out [...] the Gros Michel banana, the dominant cultivar of bananas [...]") en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
There are over 7,500 cultivars of apples that are known. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…

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