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Open Apples

Fruit of several species of apple tree. There are several hundred varieties of cultivated apples, grown all over the world, which may be divided into

Open Apricot

A perennial fruit tree, the apricot yields small, firm produce. The apricot is related to the plum. The two may be hybridized to yield the pluot. The

Open Arrowroot

A perennial herb grown in the tropics and subtropics, arrowroot ( Maranta arundinacea ) is known as “obedience plant,” “maranta indica,” Maranta

Open Artichokes

The artichoke, Cynara scolymus , is part of the sunflower family, Asteraceae. A head (capitulum) on a long stem, flower leaves (corolla rays), and

Open Asparagus

perennial garden vegetable ( Asparagus officinalis ) of the family Liliaceae ( lily family), native to the E Mediterranean area and now naturalized

Open Avocado

Originally native to Central America and the Caribbean, this tropical fruit today has over 500 cultivars planted around the world. Fruits of

Open Bananas

name for several species of the genus Musa and for the fruits these produce. The banana plant—one of the largest herbaceous plants—is native to

Open Barbecuing

Barbecuing is a method of slow and low-temperature cooking and smoking meat, fowl, and fish. This was historically done on a wood lattice or grate

Open Barberries

( bär'bĕr´´ē ), common name for the family Berberidaceae, and specifically for the spiny barberries ( Berberis species). The family includes perennial

Open Barley

annual cereal plant ( Hordeum vulgare and sometimes other species) of the family Poaceae ( grass family), cultivated by humans probably as early as