Have You Figured Out The ‘Alta’ List?

Each quarter, we subtly publish a list of about 30 related names, words, or phrases that reveals something about life in California and the West. Can you guess this quarter's connection?

Clockwise from upper left: Arkansas Black apples, Musquee de Provence squash, Hungarian Hot peppers, and Cara Cara oranges.
Clockwise from upper left: Arkansas Black apples, Musquee de Provence squash, Hungarian Hot peppers, and Cara Cara oranges.

Each quarter, Alta editors compile a list of about 30 related names, words, or phrases that reveals something about life in California and the West. The Alta List appears along the bottom of the first few pages of each issue. We invite print readers to figure out the connection between the items on this issue’s list and email their answer to letters@altaonline.com. Think you’ve got what it takes to make the connection. Give it a shot:

(Spoiler alert: answer at the bottom)

Gold Medal
Early Scarlet Globe
Rattlesnake
Good Mother Stallard
German Extra Hardy
Jimmy Nardello
Mountain Rose
Japanese Climbing
Dragon
Speckled Butter
Brown Beech Clamshell
Velvet Pioppini
French Breakfast
Amish Pie
Long Island Cheese
Lipstick
Purple Cherokee
Musquee de Provence
Princess La Ratte
Arkansas Black
Cara Cara
Black Monukka
Coral Champagne
Yellow Wax
Brown Turkey
Graffiti
Flowering Wasabi
Hungarian Hot
1500 Year Old Cave
Snowcap
Eye of the Goat

ANSWER

All of the above are names of fruits and vegetables grown in California and the West.

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