Specialty Crops

Eggplant. USBG.
Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture-, and nursery crops (including floriculture). Eligible plants must be cultivated or managed and used by people for food, medicinal purposes, and/or aesthetic gratification to be considered specialty crops. These include:

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service. 

Defines and list specialty crops, including fruits, vegetables, culinary herbs and spices, medicinal herbs, and cut flowers, for the purpose of the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.