What is a root vegetable?

@krankies (811)
United States
December 7, 2006 8:05pm CST
anyone know?
3 responses
• United States
8 Dec 06
Root vegetables grow in the ground. They store nicely in a root cellar, which many people have used when they harvest a crop. Often times root vegetables are also known as cold weather vegetables. They are great in soups and stews, great for cooler weather eating.
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@krankies (811)
• United States
8 Dec 06
Thank you for your reply. Your very informative and seem to find time to answer all your post with care. I give you best post.
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
8 Dec 06
one that grows underground, potatoes, turnips, carrots, and the like.
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@krankies (811)
• United States
8 Dec 06
Owe that makes sence. thank you
@edigital (2710)
• United States
10 Aug 07
Root vegetables are underground plant parts used as vegetables. Root vegetables named as for lack of a better generic term These are Root vegetables:- Apios americana Arracacha Arrowroot Arthropodium Arthropodium cirratum Arthropodium milleflorum Arthropodium minus Arthropodium strictum Baby carrot Beet Beta (plant) Black salsify Brassica rapa Bunium persicum Burdock Camassia quamash Canna (plant) Caraway Carrot Cassava Celeriac Conopodium majus Cordyline fruticosa Daikon Daylily Decalepis Dioscorea elephantipes Dioscorea esculenta Dioscorea opposita Dioscorea trifida Echinodorus Echinodorus angustifolius Echinodorus argentinensis Echinodorus aschersonianus Echinodorus berteroi Echinodorus bracteatus Echinodorus cordifolius Echinodorus horizontalis Echinodorus longiscapus Echinodorus macrocarpus Echinodorus macrophyllus Echinodorus nymphaeifolius Echinodorus opacus Echinodorus osiris Echinodorus ovalis Echinodorus subalatus Echinodorus tenellus Echinodorus trialatus Echinodorus tunicatus Echinodorus uruguayensis Echinodorus virgatus Eleocharis dulcis Elephant Garlic Ensete Erythronium Garlic Greater burdock Horseradish Jerusalem artichoke Jícama Katakuri Kaukau Kinampay Konjac Kudzu Lathyrus tuberosus Leek Lepidium meyenii Lilium Lilium lancifolium Lomatium Mangelwurzel Mashua Microseris lanceolata Mirabilis (plant) Mirabilis expansa Mirabilis jalapa Mirabilis longiflora Nelumbo nucifera Oca Pachyrhizus Parsley Parsnip Pediomelum cuspidatum Pediomelum hypogaeum Plectranthus Potato Psoralea esculenta Purple Salsify Radish Ratte potato Rutabaga Sagittaria Sagittaria latifolia Sagittaria sagittifolia Salsify Shallot Sium sisarum Smilax Solo garlic Spud Stachys affinis Sugar beet Sweet potato Taro Turnip Typha Ube Ulluco Wild leek Winged bean World Carrot Museum Xanthosoma Yacón Yam (vegetable)