People in the United States who have gardens or who grow their own vegetables and fruits often don’t give much thought to which of those plants are native to the US. For that matter, people who simply buy their produce in US stores usually don’t think about it either. However, you might be a little surprised at how many commonly grown fruits and vegetables are not native to the US. Let’s look at some of the most commonly grown fruits and vegetables.
Feel free to vote for your favorite fruits and vegetables.
Once again, squashes, which include pumpkins and cucumbers, aren't native to the US. They are gourds that came from South America, primarily near and in the Andes Mountains. Despite this, the US is one of the leaders for commercial squash production, producing many millions of pounds of squash. California leads the US in squash production.
So what fruits and vegetables are commonly grown in home gardens in the US and sold in stores that are actually native to the region of the US? Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are all native plants. There are a few more, though they aren't commonly grown in most home gardens.