This huge list of vegetables A-Z has all the names from asparagus to zucchini. Whether you're looking to grow an alphabet of fresh vegetables, eat more veggies or you're working on a school project, this epic vegetable list will help you out!
If you're looking for a list of Vegetables from A-Z, then you've come to the right place!
Here, you'll find veggies beginning with each letter of the alphabet!
I make no apologies that I love vegetables. They're nutritious, tasty and there are so many varieties.
I also love getting as many fresh veggies into my diet every day (5-a-day? Naw, try 10-a-day!). Heck, I've even written a cookbook about vegetables in cakes and desserts.
This website is a celebration of veg, from breakfast to dessert. Yup, veggie desserts. We're talkin' Kale Cake.
So, here is an epic vegetable list. How many veggies from this glossary have you tried?
I've tried to make this a list of all vegetables. Have I missed any? Let me know in the comments and I'll add the missing veg!
Eat more vegetables
I'm working my way through this list of vegetables and it's my goal to try all of them by the end of the year. I hope that you'll join me in tasting your way through all the veggies.
There are plenty of ways to eat more fresh vegetables. Simply picking up something you don't recognize at the grocery store is a good way.
Then, just check out this list for some tips about how to cook the veg.
You can work your way through this Vegetable A-Z list of veg names easily with a few top tips:
- Sign up for a CSA or organic vegetable box scheme. You'll get local organic and often unusual vegetables every week.
- Spot something you don't recognise at the grocery store? Try it!
- Grow your own. Pick up seeds for unusual vegetables and see what you can grow and get the freshest of fresh vegetables from your own patch.
- Check out farmer's markets. They'll have seasonal vegetable produce and often have heirloom or unusual varieties.
- Work your way through this A-Z Vegetable List and try all the veggies you can find.
- Be sure to also check out this list of Cruciferous Vegetables and Green Vegetables.
Vegetables: Culinary, Botanical and Legal
A few notes before we launch into the list of vegetables in this glossary.
There are some vegetables that we think of as fruits and some fruits that we think of as vegetables.
There are 3 classifications of "Vegetable": culinary, botanical and legal.
Culinary Vegetables: These are edible plants and plant parts that are considered veggies for cooking purposes. They are usually savory or are put into savory dishes. This includes pumpkins, eggplant, tomatoes and bell peppers, which are, botanically speaking, fruits. This list of veg names will focus on culinary veggies.
Botanical Vegetables: Botany is the study of plants. Botanically, a fruit is seed-bearing and develops from the ovary of a flowering plant, while vegetables are all other parts of the plant, such as roots, stems and leaves.
Therefore, seeded parts of plants, such as apples, squash, green beans, okra, tomatoes, cucumber etc... are all botanically fruits. Roots, such as potatoes, beets, turnips, stems, such as celery and asparagus and leaves, such as spinach and kale, are all botanically, veggies.
Legal Vegetables: Some edible plants are legally classified as vegetables for tariff, tax and regulatory purposes. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1893 (case: Nix v. Hedden) that tomatoes are legally vegetables, for customs purposes, despite them botanically being fruits.
This list of veg names was made with culinary vegetables listed.
We've tried to make this a list of all vegetable names. If you spot any culinary veggies that are missing, let us know in the comments so we can update our list!
Classifications of vegetables
Vegetables are classified according to the part, or parts, of the plant that is eaten. Many vegetables fit into more than one category if various parts are edible.
These are the 8 classifications of vegetables:
- Bulbs - onions, garlic...
- Stems - celery, rhubarb...
- Roots & tubers - carrots, beets...
- Leaves - kale, lettuce...
- Flowers - cauliflower, broccoli...
- Fruits - tomato, cucumber...
- Seeds & pods - peas, edamame...
- Fungi - mushrooms, truffles...
Are you ready? Here is the list of vegetable names!
Plus more at Vegetables That Start With A, including classifications, photos, information, and recipes!
- Bean Sprouts
- Bell Peppers
- Bok Choi
- Broad Beans
- Brussels Sprouts
- Butternut Squash
Plus more at Vegetables That Start With B, including classifications, photos, information, and recipes!
- Choy Sum
- Cime de Rapa
- Chayote Squash
Plus more at Vegetables That Start With C, including classifications, photos, information, and recipes!
Also, check out Cruciferous Vegetables.
- Daikon Radish
- Dandelion Greens
- Datil Pepper
- Delicata Squash
- Delicacy White Kohlrabi
- Dickinson Pumpkin
Plus more at Vegetables That Start With D, including classifications, photos, information, and recipes!
- Edamame Beans
- Elephant garlic
Get the full list of 9 Vegetables That Start With E, including photos, info, recipes and classifications.
- Fava Beans
- French Beans
- French Sorrel
Get the full list of 9 Vegetables That Start With F, including photos, info, recipes, and classifications.
- Garbanzo Beans
- Garden Rocket
- Green Beans
- Green Onions
Get the full list of 14 Vegetables That Start With G, including photos, info, recipes, and classifications.
- Hass Avocado
- Haricot Beans
- Heirloom Tomatoes
- Hispi Cabbage
- Hokkaido Squash
Get the full list of 13 Vegetables That Start With H, including photos, info, recipes, and classifications.
- Iceberg Lettuce
- Ice Cream Bean
- Irish Moss
- Italian Red Onion
- Ivy Gourd
Get the full list of 6 Vegetables That Start With I, including photos, info, recipes, and classifications.
- Japanese Mustard Greens
- Jerusalem Artichokes
Get the full list of Vegetables That Start With J, including photos, info, recipes, and classifications.
- Kabocha Squash
- Kai Lan
- Kennebec Potato
- Kidney Bean
- King Edward Potato
Get the full list of Vegetables That Start With K, including photos, info, recipes, and classifications.
- Lacinto Kale
- Lagos Bologi
- Lakota squash
- Land Cress
- Leaf Celery
- Lebanese Cucumber
- Lima Bean
- Lollo Rosso
- Lotus Root
Get the full list of Vegetables That Start With L, including photos, info, recipes, and classifications.
- Malabar Spinach
- Moth Beans
- Mustard Greens
- Mung Beans
Get the full list of Vegetables That Start With M, including photos, info, recipes, and classifications.
- Napa Cabbage
- Navy Beans
- New Potatoes
- New Zealand Spinach
Get the full list of Vegetables That Start With N, including photos, info, recipes, and classifications.
- Oil Palm
- Okinawan Sweet Potatoes
Get the full list of Vegetables That Start With O, including photos, info, recipes, and classifications.
- Pak Choi
- Pearl Onions
- Pigeon Pea
- Pinto Beans
- Plum Tomatoes
- Pointed Cabbage
- Purple Sprouting Broccoli
- Purple Sweet Potatoes
- Purple Asparagus
Get the full list of Vegetables That Start With P including photos, info, recipes, and classifications.
Sorry, you're out of luck with this one.
We haven't found any vegetables that start with the letter Q!
If you know of any, let us know in the comments and we'll add it in.
- Red Cabbage
- Red Kuri Squash
- Red Potatoes
- Red Sorrel
- Rock Samphire
- Roma Tomatoes
- Romaine Lettuce
- Rosa Bianca Eggplant
- Runner Beans
- Russet Potatoes
- Russian Blue Potatoes
Get the full list of Vegetables That Start With R including photos, info, recipes, and classifications.
- San Maranzo Tomatoes
- Savoy Cabbage
- Sea Beet
- Sea Kale
- Serrano Pepper
- Scallions (Spring Onions)
- Shiitake Mushrooms
- Snow Peas
- Soya Beans
- Spaghetti Squash
- Spring Greens
- Sugar Snap Peas
- Summer Squash
- Sweetheart Cabbage
- Sweet Potato
- Swiss Chard
Get the full list of Vegetables That Start With S, including photos, info, recipes, and classifications.
- Tabasco Pepper
- Tarwi Bean
- Thai Basil
- Tepary Beans
- Thai Chili Pepper
- Thai Eggplant
- Three-Cornered Leek
- Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper
- Turban Squash
- Tuscan Kale
Get the full list of Vegetables That Start With T, including photos, info, recipes, and classifications.
- Udupi Mattu Gulla Eggplant
- Upland Cress
- Urad Bean
- Velvet Bean
- Vidalia Onion
- Vivaldi Potatoes
- Water Chestnut
- Water Caltrop
- Wax Beans
- Welsh Onions
- White Radish
- Wild Celery
- Wild Garlic
- Winged Beans
- White Asparagus
- Winter Squash
Sorry, you're out of luck with this one too.
I haven't found any vegetables that start with the letter X!
If you know of any, let us know in the comments and we'll add them to this list of vegetables a-z!
- Yam Bean
- Yao Choy
- Yardlong Bean
- Yellow Pepper
- Yellow Squash
- Yucca Root
- Yukon Gold Potato
- Zebra Eggplant
- Zizania Latifolia
Stem vegetables include celery, kohlrabi, asparagus, hearts of palm, bamboo shoots and rhubarb.
Leaf vegetables include kale, spinach, lettuce, chard, beet greens, bok choi, endive, arugula, watercress and radicchio.
Root vegetables include potatoes, sweet potatoes, turmeric, ginger, celeriac (aka celery root), carrots, cassava, parsnips, beets, rutabaga (aka swede), horseradish, turnips, daikon, jicama, Jerusalem artichokes (aka sunchokes), radishes, yams, yuca, onion and garlic.
Tubers typically grow underground on the root of a plant, serving as a starchy food reserve and with buds that can produce new plants.
Tubers include potatoes, yam, taro, arrowroot, Jerusalem artichokes, ulluku and oca.
Leeks, onion, garlic, scallion (spring onion).
Artichoke, broccoli, cauliflower.
Disclaimer: All information provided here is done to the best of our knowledge, in good faith. We can't be held responsible for any errors or omissions.
I hope you've enjoyed this epic glossary list of all Vegetable names, from A-Z. Who would have thought that there were quite so many veggies!
If you think we've missed some, please feel free to add the missing vegetables in the comments section below and we’ll add them to this list.
You might also be interested to know:
What are Parsnips?
What are Leeks?
15 Best Lentil Recipes
18 Best Bean Recipes
that is a lot of potatoes
For Q there is quince
So I think quince is a fruit.
another idea is Quinoa. I know it's a grain, but if lentils count, I think quinoa should too.
Hello, so for X there is: xanthosoma sagittifolium
For L there is lady finger
For D there is drumstick
For O there is onion