Oddball fruits and vegetables to try

Ever intrigued by garden oddities, I've grown purple potatoes, black tomatoes and even plucked fiddleheads from the ferns growing in the shady portion of the backyard. Truth be told, the potatoes were good, the tomatoes tasty but unappetizing, and the fiddleheads, blech! But those are just my opinions. Backyard gardeners and farmers all over the world grow and enjoy fruits and vegetables that others might consider unusual, either in a good -- or inedible -- way. Here are five that might intrigue you. --JESSICA DAMIANO, jessica.damiano@newsday.com

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