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Here at Flats Mentor Farm we grow many different kinds of vegetables hailing from places all over the world. The extensive selection of crops grown reflect the farmers cultural ties and community needs. Explore some of the more common crops grown at Flats Mentor Farm below. Note: although the Farmers at Flats Mentor Farm employs natural and/or organic production practices, the Farm is not certified organic.

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African Corn | Maize
Scientific Name: Zea mays
Country of Origin: Mesoamerica

Amaranth (Green, Red, Red Striped Leaf) | Calaloo
Scientific Name: Amaranthus spp.
Country of Origin: Mediterranean

Asian Arugula
Scientific Name: Eruca sativa
Country of Origin: Mediterranean

Asian Cucumber
Scientific Name: Trichosanthes kirilowii
Country of Origin: Mediterranean

Asian Mustard (Curley) 
Scientific Name: Brassica juncea 
Country of Origin: India

Asian Mustard (Green) 
Scientific Name: Brassica juncea 
Country of Origin: India

Asian Mustard (Red) 
Scientific Name: Brassica juncea, var. integrifolia 
Country of Origin: Asia

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Baby Bok Choy
Scientific Name: Brassica rapa var. chinensis
Country of Origin: China

Basil: Lemon Basil 
Scientific Name: Ocimum × citriodorum
Country of Origin: Asia

Basil: Purple Basil 
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum purpurescens
Country of Origin: India

Basil: Sweet Italian Basil 
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum
Country of Origin: Asia

Basil: Thai Basil 
Scientific Name:Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora
Country of Origin: Asia

Beets 
Scientific Name: Beta Vulgaris
Country of Origin: Europe

Bitter Melon 
Scientific Name: Momordica charantia 
Country of Origin: South America, East Africa, Asia, Caribbean

Bitter Melon Vine
Scientific Name: Momordica charantia 
Country of Origin: South America, East Africa, Asia, Caribbean

Boston Lettuce 
Scientific Name: Lactuca sativa var. capitata 
Country of Origin: Mediterranean

Brazilian Squash
Scientific Name: Cucurbita Spp.
Country of Origin: South America, East Africa, Asia, Caribbean

Broccoli
Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea var. botrytis 
Country of Origin: Mediterranean

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Carrots
Scientific Name: Daucus carota
Country of Origin: Middle East

Chinese Broccoli
Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra
Country of Origin: China

Chinese Spinach (Green, Purple) | Malabar Spinach
Scientific Name: Basella alba
Country of Origin: China

Chinsaga | Spider Plant
Scientific Name: Cleome gynandra
Country of Origin: China

Chipilín
Scientific Name: Crotalaria longirostrata
Country of Origin: Central America

Chives
Scientific Name: Allium schoenopras um
Country of Origin: China

Chrysanthemum | Shungiku
Scientific Name: Chrysanthemum coronarium L
Country of Origin: Mediterranean, East Asia 

Cilantro
Scientific Name: Coriandrum sativum
Country of Origin: Mediterranean

Collard Greens 
Scientific Name: Brassica oleracae var. acephala
Country of Origin: Europe

Cucumber
Scientific Name: Cucumis sativus
Country of Origin: Southeast Asia

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Daikon Radish | Miyashige
Scientific Name: Raphanus sativus
Country of Origin: Southeast Asia

Dill
Scientific Name: Anethum graveolens
Country of Origin: Mediterranean

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Edible Luffa 
Scientific Name: Luffa acutangula
Country of Origin: India

Eggplant
Scientific Name: Solanum melongena
Country of Origin: Southeast Asia

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Fun Jen Brassica
Scientific Name: Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis
Country of Origin: Asia

Fuzzy Gourd | Fuzzy Melon
Scientific Name: Benincasa hispida var. chieh-gua
Country of Origin: China

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Gourd | Calabash
Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo
Country of Origin: Africa

Green Bean
Scientific Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Country of Origin: Central / South America

Green Stripped Squash
Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo
Country of Origin: Central / South America

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Hakurei | Japanese Turnip 
Scientific Name: Brassica rapa
Country of Origin: Northern Europe

Hot Asian Pepper
Scientific Name: Capsicum ssp. 
Country of Origin: Southeast Asia 

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Jiló
Scientific Name: Solanum aethiopicum 'Gilo Group'
Country of Origin: Southeast Asia

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Kale
Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea var. sabellica
Country of Origin: Mediterranean

Kohlarabi
Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes
Country of Origin: European

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Lalu
Scientific Name: Corchorus olitorius
Country of Origin: South America

Leeks
Scientific Name: Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum
Country of Origin: Mediterranean

Lemongrass
Scientific Name: Cymbopogon citratus 
Country of Origin: Asia, Africa, Australia 

Lettuce Mix
Scientific Name: Lactuca sativca
Country of Origin: Asia, Africa, Australia 

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Managu
Scientific Name: Solanum villosum
Country of Origin: West / Central Africa

Maxixe
Scientific Name: Cucumis anguria
Country of Origin: Africa

Mchicha
Scientific Name: Amaranthus spp.
Country of Origin: Central / East Africa

Mint
Scientific Name: Mentha x piperita or Mentha spicata
Country of Origin: Mediterranean

Mora | Black Nightshade
Scientific Name: Solanum nigrum
Country of Origin: Eurasian

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Okra
Scientific Name: Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
Country of Origin: Asia, Africa, Australia 

Onion (Red)
Scientific Name: Allium cepa
Country of Origin: Central Asia

Onion (White)
Scientific Name: Allium cepa
Country of Origin: Central Asia

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Pak-Choi
Scientific Name: Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis
Country of Origin: China

Pak-Choi (Purple)
Scientific Name: Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis
Country of Origin: China

Pak-Choi (Red)
Scientific Name: Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis
Country of Origin: China

Parsley
Scientific Name: Petroselinum crispum 
Country of Origin: Europe 

Pea Tendrils
Scientific Name: Pisum sativum 
Country of Origin: Asia

Peppers (Banana)
Scientific Name: Capsicum spp.
Country of Origin: South America

Peppers (Green)
Scientific Name: Capsicum spp.
Country of Origin: South America

Peppers Leaves
Scientific Name: Capsicum spp.
Country of Origin: South America

Potatoes
Scientific Name: Solanum tuberosum
Country of Origin: South America

Pumpkin
Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo
Country of Origin: Mexico

Pumpkin Blossoms
Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo
Country of Origin: Mexico

Pumpkin Leaves
Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo
Country of Origin: Mexico

Pumpkin Vines
Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo
Country of Origin: Mexico

Purslane
Scientific Name: Portulaca oleracea  
Country of Origin: Mexico

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Radish
Scientific Name: Raphanus sativus
Country of Origin: Europe

Red Leaf Lettuce
Scientific Name: Lactuca sativa
Country of Origin: Asia / Europe 

Romaine Lettuce
Scientific Name: Lactuca sativa L. var. longifolia 
Country of Origin: Asia / Europe 

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Scallions
Scientific Name: Eleocharis fistulosum
Country of Origin: Asia

Shanghai Bok-Choy
Scientific Name: Brassica Rapa subsp. chinensis
Country of Origin: China

Shiso Red | Red Perilla
Scientific Name: Perilla frutescens
Country of Origin: Mexico

Sorrel
Scientific Name: Rumex acetosa
Country of Origin: European

Squash
Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo
Country of Origin: Middle East / West Asia

Squash Blossom
Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo
Country of Origin: Middle East / West Asia

Squash Blue Hubbard
Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo
Country of Origin: Middle East / West Asia

Sugar Snap Peas
Scientific Name: Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon
Country of Origin: Central Asia 

Sweet Potato Leaves
Scientific Name: Ipomoea batatas
Country of Origin: South America

Sweet Potato Vines
Scientific Name: Ipomoea batatas
Country of Origin: South America

Swiss Chard ( Green)
Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris subsp. Vulgaris
Country of Origin: Mediterranean 

Swiss Chard ( Red)
Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris subsp. Vulgaris
Country of Origin: Mediterranean 

Swiss Chard ( Yellow)
Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris subsp. Vulgaris
Country of Origin: Mediterranean 

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Tai Choi
Scientific Name: Brassica chinesis
Country of Origin: Mediterranean 

Taioba
Scientific Name: Xanthosoma sagittifolium
Country of Origin: South America

Tats-soi
Scientific Name: Brassica narinosa
Country of Origin: Asia

Tetragon Spinach
Scientific Name: Tetragonia tetragonioides
Country of Origin: South America, China, Australia

Tomatillos
Scientific Name: Physalis philadelphica
Country of Origin: Mediterranean

Tomatoes
Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Country of Origin: South America 

Turnips
Scientific Name: Brassica rapa subsp. rapa
Country of Origin: South America 

Two Star Lettuce 
Scientific Name: Lactuca sativa
Country of Origin: Mediterranean

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Water Mellon
Scientific Name: Citrullus lanatus
Country of Origin: South America 

Water Spinach
Scientific Name: Ipomoea aquatic
Country of Origin: Central to South China

Winter Mellon 
Scientific Name: Benincasa hispida
Country of Origin: South America 

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Yard Long Bean
Scientific Name: Vigna unguiculata subsp. Sesquipedalis
Country of Origin: Asia

Yu Choi 
Scientific Name: Brassica rapa var. parachinensis
Country of Origin: China

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Zucchini
Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo var. cylindrica
Country of Origin: Americas

 

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