Annually Recurring Perennial Vegetables

1. Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem artichokes, also known as sunchokes, have become a more popular vegetable in recent years. 

Jerusalem Artichokes

The plant reaches a height of 6 to 10 feet and is topped by attractive yellow blossoms. 

2. Garlic

Many consider garlic to be an annual because gardeners typically harvest their complete crop of bulbs before planting new ones the following year. 


However, cultivators who make a habit of leaving a portion of their garlic bulbs in the ground are rewarded with perennial garlic. 

3. Radicchio

Radicchio is a variety of chicory with red and white leaves that form a head similar to cabbage.


The leaves of radicchio have a robust and slightly bitter flavor use them in salads and minced in pasta dishes and stews.

4. Lovage

Lovage is a vegetable that has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes since Greek and Roman times.


This plant is resilient in Zones 4-8 and can reach a height of six feet. It prefers partial shade and soil that is well-drained and well-watered.

5. Sorrel

Sorrel leaves are perennial greens with an acidic and lemony taste, and they are a wonderful addition to salads and sandwiches. 


This attractive and edible plant has long, erect leaves that reach a height of approximately 12 inches.

6. Herbs

Despite the fact that some culinary herbs are annuals, there are many that can be grown year after year and therefore belong on the list of perennial vegetables. 


These herbs consist of chives, mint, lemon balm, oregano, sage, and thyme, among others.

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