Many ancient vegetables are very hardy and tasty.

Ancient vegetables in garden and kitchen

Lecture and tasting with Annette Holländer
Facts on the history and diversity of ancient vegetable varieties that are in danger of being lost in the process of modern plant breeding.
15.09.2023, 17:00

Literature & knowledge
Stadtbibliothek Bogenhausen
Munich Public Library

Who still knows the diversity of old vegetable varieties? And what distinguishes them from what is on offer in grocery stores and garden centers? In the course of modern plant breeding, more and more of our old and seed-proof vegetable varieties are being lost. Yet these varieties are often particularly valuable for home gardens and are characterized by excellent taste properties. Especially fruiting vegetables such as tomato and bell pepper are among our favorite vegetables and are well-known cultivated plants. Learn about the history and variety of colorful tomatoes, different peppers, chili and other old vegetable varieties in the lecture. Discover interesting varieties for your own cultivation and let the tasting convince you of the different tastes and aromas.

Annette Holländer is a nature educator, seed gardener and gardening book author.


Stadtbibliothek Bogenhausen

Rosenkavalierplatz 16
81925 München

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Many ancient vegetables are very hardy and tasty.
Many ancient vegetables are very hardy and tasty. © Annette Holländer


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