37 Vegetables That Start with R

Illustration of several fruits, with the letter R

Vegetables are commonly defined as the edible parts of plants — which can include roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and sometimes immature fruits. They’re nature’s nourishment — offering us a rich source of nutrients, ready to be incorporated into a myriad of dishes.

We’ve collected the ultimate list of vegetable names that start with R — all the way from Radish to Rutabaga.

Dozens of illustrated vegetables like onions, lettuce, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, and more — laid out on a table

Why did we write this article? 

  1. Eating a plant-based diet is better for animals and the planet. 
  2. Choosing to eat seasonal fruits and vegetables can make a world of difference. 
  3. It’s valuable to know about the beautiful range of (yummy) plants on planet Earth so we can fight to protect their biodiversity

We hope you discover something new — and maybe even share your newfound favorite vegetable with a friend. (Don’t forget to check out our ultimate list of fruits, too!)

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More vegetables that start with: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z 

A quick note before you bite into a new-found veggie: Some of these vegetables cannot be consumed raw — and others could easily be confused with non-edible plants. Please use caution and care.

Vegetables That Start with the Letter R — 

  • Radicchio
  • Radish
  • Radish Leaves
  • Rainbow Carrot
  • Rainbow Chard
  • Rakkio
  • Ramp
  • Ramsons
  • Rapini
  • Rauriki
  • Red Bean
  • Red Bliss Potato
  • Red Cabbage
  • Red Gold Potato
  • Red Kuri Squash
  • Red Leaf Lettuce
  • Red Onion
  • Red Orach
  • Red Pepper
  • Red Russian Kale
  • Red Sorrel
  • Red Warty Thing Squash
  • Red Wing Onion
  • Rhubarb
  • Rock Samphire
  • Rocket
  • Romanesco
  • Romanesco Broccoli
  • Romanesco Cauliflower
  • Rosa Bianca Eggplant
  • Roselle
  • Roselle Leaves
  • Rosemary
  • Rosette Bok Choy
  • Russian Banana Potato
  • Russian Blue Potato
  • Rutabaga

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