All varieties are listed alphabetically by type, to jump to a perticular vegeatble click the Headings below
Artichoke | Broccoli | Broccoli Rabe | Brusel Sprouts | Cabbage | Cauliflower| Corn | Collards | Cucumber| Eggplant | Kale
Lettuce | Melon | Okra | Pak Choy | Pea | Peanut | Peppers | Popcorn | Pumpkin | Salsarific | Squash | Strawberry
Tomatoes | Grafted Tomatoes | Watermelon | Wok Stars
Harvest First Year
Imperial Star unlike other varieties is a first-year bearing variety that will yield 3-4" buds in late summer.  The sweet mild flavored, mostly green with a tinge of purple flower buds are nearly spineless for easier harvesting.  .  Boil or steam the chokes and peel off the meaty petals to dip in butter or Hollandaise sauce, then remove the "choke" and reveal a tender core that's absolutely delicious. Artichokes are also  as elegant addition to salads steamed and dressed with vinegar, olive oil and herbs.
Chef Jeff’s Tip: Store artichokes in a paper bag in the refrigerator to increase humidity and avoid drying them out.

Asparagus is the earliest vegetable harvested fresh from the garden each spring.  After the first year a productive bed of asparagus can last 15 years or longer so choose your location carefully before planting. Once established, Jersey Giant produces heavy yields of dark green spears year after year.   Water weekly if it doesn't rain and cut no asparagus shoots the first year, allow the foliage to grow, yellow and die on its own.  The second year cut sparingly only those stalks as big as your finger.



An old-time favorite and one of the best beans for the home garden.  These round-podded, black seeded wax beans are snappy, tender and stringless.  Their bright yellow color make for easy picking.  These meaty beans produce early and continue long into the summer season.  Use for canning, freezing or eating fresh.  


These 16 inch semi-erect plants bear a uniformly maturing crop all season long.  Blue Lake produces plump, round, tender  dark green beans that are about 6 inches long.  The meaty stringless pods are a good source of vitamins A and C, iron and calcium.  Equally great flavor whether used fresh or frozen, I enjoy these beans all year.  For best flavor pick early in the morning after the leaves are dry.  Pick beans continuously during the season to prolong their production.
Chef Jeff’s Tip:  Plant beans away from basil, fennel, garlic and onions.  Beans are compatible next to beets, carrots, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, peas, radishes and strawberries in the garden.
A unique Dutch Heirloom bush bean Dragon Tongue produces high yields of a great colorful, tasty bean dual purpose beans .  Extremely crisp, stringless, 6-8 inch beans are produced on compact plants.  The interesting cream streaked with purple pods stand out in the garden making harvesting easy.  This multipurpose wax bean can be harvested for fresh or shelled use.  For fresh use pick when the bean turns from a flat lime green pod to a cream color with purple stripes, as a shelled bean pick when the swollen seeds are visible from the outside of the pod.  As snap beans the pods lose their purple color after cooking but are still delicious
This classic is probably the most widely grown pole bean.  It has a distinctive flavor, heavy yields and a long harvesting season. The plants bear big crops, too, so you get plenty of beans all season long! Slightly rough, 7 to 8 inch pods should be picked when young for best flavor and texture. Because they use vertical space, they free up the horizontal rows in the vegetable garden for other crops and easier to harvest than bush plants. Support with 5-6 foot poles, trellis, string, fence, or corn stalks as the beans will climb up the corn.  Used for canning, freezing, or fresh from the garden. 
This exceptional dwarf bean is an award winning All American Selection as well as named  a "Top New Edible Plants for 2014" by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine!  5-6 inch stringless, slender, flavorful pods grow on bushy plants 16-18 inches tall making them perfect for patio containers, window boxes as well as the small garden.  The unusually large white flowers add an ornamental element to the plant and the beans set on top of the leaves for easy harvesting. 
polebean POLE
The pods of the pole bean look quite similar to the appearance and flavor of bush beans, but the pole bean requires trellising because of its aggressive vine plant habit.  Many gardeners prefer pole beans for their distinctive flavor. Because they use vertical space, they free up the horizontal rows in the vegetable garden for other varieties while bearing abundant harvests.  Grow bean plants in full sun and in rich, well draining soil. Harvest when the bean reaches full size, but before the pod gets too fat, over ripe pods are tough.  Enjoy a bountiful and extended harvest by picking daily.
Chef Jeff’s Tip: To make harvesting easier  I grow pole beans on the fence around my garden.  I can pick beans without having to go into the garden and it saves some space.
Easy to grow Lima beans are among the most nutritious beans you will ever grow. The crescent shape oval beans are high in protein, thiamine, riboflavin and iron. Lima Bean seeds are eaten not the pods. Plant along a fence or stake to allow the vines to climb or they will overtake your garden. Harvest Lima Beans when the pods turn bright green and the beans are prominent in the pod.  Lima beans make an excellent side dish
Even the blooms are purple on this upright bush type bean plant.  This hardy, strong variety is very productive with loads of dark purple 5 ½ inch long beans.  At harvest time the slight curved pods are easy to spot in the green foliage.  Known for their tender texture and rich taste they are good fresh and work well for canning or freezing. Magically after a few minutes of cooking the purple color disappears and the beans turn dark green in color.


Single textured 8 to 9 inch heads with small firm buds on thick stems.  Great Steamed or served blanched in boiling water for 3-4 minutes.  Ideal vegetable to complement many cooked dishes
This unique vegetable resembles asparagus with its long stalks but topped by delicate broccoli like buds. Harvest first central shoot to encourage better side shoot production. Side shoots continue for about four weeks in mild weather. Sweet and tender the flavor has notes of both broccoli and asparagus.  This versatile vegetable can be eaten raw, sautéed, steamed or stir fried.
This vegetable has broccoli-like florets on long, thin stems, but is actually related to the turnip.  It is grown for its tasty, mustard-like leaves and flower stalks, rather than the florets, which stay small.  The strong, peppery bite is often used in Italian and Chinese cooking.  It is a source of vitamins A, C, potassium, and calcium.  Use the leaves, stems, and flower heads cooked, sautéed, steamed, or in stir fries.  Harvest the leaves when they are 4 to 8” high.  I like to blanch the stalks and sauté them in garlic and butter for 3 to 5 minutes until tender.  Then I toss them with parsley, salt, and pepper, and finish with a lemon rind garnish.



(AAS)  All American Selection. This high yielding variety of  Brussels sprouts has round walnut sized sprouts from ¾ to 2 inches across. High in calcium and iron and a good source of vitamins A  and C this cool season vegetable is hardy to frost and light freezes.  For the best sprout growth remove the leaf below a node when it begins to bulge.  Harvest from the bottom up when the sprouts are firm and about 1 inch across.  Use a sharp knife to cut off the sprouts and lower leaves.  Leave enough trunk for new sprouts to grow.  Some people say not to harvest until there have been at least two frosts because frost improves the flavor.   I like to harvest my Brussels sprouts all at once. I pinch the top off the stalk to 4-8 weeks before I intend to harvest and then harvest the entire stalk and pick off the individual sprouts.
Chef Jeff’s Tip:  Brussel sprouts are compatible next to artichokes, beet, peas, potatoes and spinach.  Plant Brussels sprouts away from kohlrabi, pole beans and strawberries in the garden.



Add color to your salad or mix Red Delight with green cabbage to make a colorful slaw.  This deeply-colored red cabbage is densely packed with leaves and simply delicious.  The round beautiful heads weigh about 4 pounds and are very flavorful.  Resistant to yellowing Red Delight holds up well in unseasonable heat or chill. 


(AAS)  All American Selection. The fancy crinkled leaves distinguish Savoy from other cabbages.  The head is loosely formed and the texture is sturdy like iceberg lettuce. This variety produces a 8 inch tall yellow green flavorful and compact cabbage.  The smaller heads mature early in about half the time of other Savoy types.  It is also sweeter and more tender than other Savoy.  Mild in flavor and an excellent source of Vitamin C. Try this cabbage in a salad or shredded in coleslaw.
Chef Jeff’s Tip: Cabbage is compatible next to artichokes, beets, bush beans, cucumbers, lettuce, peas, potatoes and spinach in the gardens.

Smooth, pure white heads are produced measuring 8 to 9 inches across. The plants are medium sized with a uniform growth habit. Great steamed or served blanched in boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Ideal vegetable to complement many cooked dishes.


Cheddar, Graffiti and Romanesco Combo
Three great tasting cauliflowers each with an eye catching color.   Cheddar is bright orange just like the cheese and contains carotene giving it a higher concentration of Vitamin A.  Graffiti is intensely purple with large purple outer leaves and is packed with antioxidants.  Unusual in shape and color Romanesco ‘s lime green heads have pointed spiraling cones instead of tight buds that have a mild nutty taste.




Old standard, pre 1880, open blue-green, slightly crumpled, juicy leaves. Heat and poor soil tolerant. Great steamed or blanched in boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Ideal vegetable to compliment many cooked dishes. For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
This deliciously sweet bi-color corn is as pretty on the table as it is on the stalk.  The ears of corn are nice mix of white and yellow kernels and measure 8-1/2" long with 14-18 rows of kernels.
This is a good variety for the home garden and is best planted in double rows to achieve optimum pollination.  With an extended harvest time and a great sugar-enhanced taste it is sure to be a garden favorite.
Chef Jeff’s Tip for Success:  Plant away from other corn varieties to get purest flavor.
All America Selections Winner
This super sweet corn contains twice the sugar of regular sweet corn and retains its flavor and tenderness longer.  Honey n Pearl is named for its melt in your mouth bicolor creamy gold and white kernels that cover the large7-8 in. ears . The tight husk has a medium green color and showy flag leaves
This amazing, colorful corn has the wildest diversity of color – from yellow and white, deep maroon-red, solid yellow, black-red to multi-color!  These tall, sturdy, plants produce 8 to 11 inch ears that are perfect for all ornamental displays.
Chef Jeff’s Tip for Success:  Plant away from sweet corn varieties.
There are few things better about summer than fresh sweet corn. High yields of super sweet ears of white corn are produced on this early variety.  The 7 ½  inch long ears with 16-18 rows of kernels have an excellent husk cover to protect the white corn.  Plant corn in double rows to achieve optimum pollination.  Best served the same day it’s picked,  boil or grill this easy summertime favorite.


A long, tapered, juicy cucumber.  A very productive variety that sets fruit sooner than other slicing cucumbers.  Ideal for the home vegetable garden. Eaten raw this cucumber is perfect for salads, sandwiches and dips.  Fertilize with liquid or slow release plant food for best results.
Bush Pickle is great if you want to make pickles but have limited space. Instead of a sprawling vine, these cucumbers are produced on compact, bushy plants making them especially good for small gardens or containers. The plants measure only 3 feet in diameter at maturity yet they produce a large crop of 4-5 inch pickles. Pick fruit often and for best flavor do not permit them to grow too large. Pick pickles smaller for gherkins. The cool mild flavor of these pickles also make them a good choice for slicing and using in salads.
Gherkins are easy to grow small cucumbers delicious to eat fresh but especially good for making pickles.  Short, fleshy, blocky fruits are dense and crisp with bumpy skin and maintain crispness when pickled.  Pick young when about 1-3 inches long for best pickling results. This easy to grow, high yielding gherkin has great disease resistance.
Pick a peck of delicious pickles! Making pickles at home is fun and easy with Chef Jeff's Homemade Pickles. This vigorous plant produces a good crop of pickling-type cucumbers with interiors that are solid and crisp. It is a great choice to make the best crunchy pickles that you have ever tasted. The plants show excellent resistance to diseases and produce heavily over a long season. The cucumbers can be harvested at 1½ inches for tiny sweet pickles or at 5-6 inches for crunchy dill pickles.
Chef Jeff's Tip for Success: For crisp pickles that have less seeds, harvest fresh, just-picked cucumbers that are dark green and firm with warty spines.
This vigorous plant produces a good crop of pickling-type cucumbers. Interiors are solid and crisp, packed in a firm, bumpy, irregularly shaped, pale to dark green cucumber. They are best when harvested between 3-6 inches before the seeds start to develop. You can also pick them smaller for some of the best gherkins you will ever taste. Besides being the perfect pickle, Kirbys are great as a snack, in salads, or anywhere else you would use cucumbers.
This compact cucumber plant is perfect in a pot with a cage or trellis or a garden with limited space.  High yielding with a continuous harvest of crunchy, dark green 6-8 inch cucumbers this variety has vines that are only 3-5 feet long.  The bitter free peel and great flavor make it a great “straight from the garden” treat.  Easily grow your Cucumber Galore™ right in this very container and simply set it on your patio or deck as an attractive, edible centerpiece.  You can also replant it in patio tubs, window boxes, grow-bags, or in limited space gardens with other compact vegetables.
shortstack SHORT SNACK
 A great addition to any garden Short Snack has high yields of 6" glossy spineless deep green cucumbers.  These thin skinned, seedless cucumbers make an excellent addition to salads or provide a quick, tasty snack.  Plant produces fruit early and often.  Harvest as often as possible, the more fruit you pick the more the plant produces. 
(AAS)  All American Selection.  Still one of the finest - with amazing flavor and vigorous growth!  Dark green slender and smooth, this 8-9 inch long slicing cucumber has delighted generations of gardeners.  Past AAS Winner from the 1930s.
Cucumis sativus x hybrid
The largest and most productive burpless slicing cucumber you are going to find.  It has a perfectly balanced taste that lives up to its name.  Sweeter flesh with a dark green skin that is not bitter, in fact it does not even need to be peeled.  Best when picked  10-12”long  and  1 ½ to 2” in diameter. Vines can grow 70-80 inches long so it is a good idea to trellis or offer some type of support.  Good for slicing, salads or pickling.


Great big, 8 to 10 inch top quality bush cucumbers are produced on long lasting vines throughout summer. Tender, sweet, crisp and virtually seedless. Perfect for salads and superb on sandwiches! Water well in warm weather.



Glossy, deep purple-black fruits with heavy yields of gourmet fruit that are high in flavor.  Vigorous plants produce high-quality harvests.  Perfect baked, steamed, sautéed, roasted, fried or stuffed.  Water well in warm weather.


(AAS)  All American Selection. A unique eggplant variety that has pretty waves of lavender fruit with white streaking that grows in clusters of 3 to 5.  This tasty treat produces a full two weeks earlier than the average hybrid eggplant! Fairytale is a dwarf plant that is perfect for home gardens, and also makes an attractive ornamental plant because of its beautiful, bright lavender flowers and soft green foliage.  You will find this plant has abundant yields whether planted in containers on your patio or in the vegetable garden. Harvest in the baby stage, when fruits are 4 inches long by 1 3/4 wider at the shoulder, for a sweet, bitter-free flavor, with fewer seeds.  Wonderful in baked casseroles with other vegetables, in stir fries, roasted, grilled on the barbecue, and in pasta dishes!! Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. 
2009 All America Selection winner. The tender Hansel Eggplant has a sister in Gretel, a new white eggplant and is just as versatile and delicious. Nearly seedless, this eggplant is perfect for frying or baking.  Eggplants appear in clusters of 3 to 6 on plants just 3 feet high and 2½ feet wide.  The pure white fruit are sweet with tender skin even if they mature beyond the ideal fruit size of 3 to 4 inches
All America Selections Winner
Compact-only about 3' tall and slight less than 3' in width this is a great plant for containers and small gardens. It produces clusters of three to six long, slender glossy dark purple eggplants that are nearly seedless. Ready to pick when about 3" long, also good at 5," 7" or 10”. Even at the larger sizes the fruit retains a tender skin and has few seeds. 
Deep purple and almost black, with wonderful, mild flavor, Ichiban adds interest to the garden as well entrees.  Long and slender fruits are outstanding in stir fries, oriental dishes and are great for grilling, or roasting to add to a vegetable platter.  Attractive plants of Asian origin, Ichiban yields a 10 inch fruit with a thinner skin than regular types of eggplant.  This is an excellent choice for the home garden for looks and taste.

Kale is a leafy vegetable that is usually grouped into the ‘Cooking Greens”. Vates is a very flavorful variety of kale, the compact plants have finely curled, bluish-green leaves. The young leaves are good as greens and for garnishing or adding to salads and as they mature are better cooked. Grows best in cool weather and is good as a spring and early fall crop.


Tender and hardy Red Russian Kale is attractive enough to plant among flowers.  Beautiful frilly, purple veined blue-green leaves are mild, sweet and tender. The purple color becomes more intense in cooler weather and the flavor becomes sweeter. Pick smaller young leaves for salads the big leaves are tender and delicious steamed, added to soups or made into chips.  Harvest the leaves from the bottom of the plant and work up towards the center leaving at least 4 leaves at the crown allowing the plant to continue producing.

This cool season crop has a water chestnut-like texture with a celery-like nutty flavor.  The bulb flesh is creamy with a two-toned appearance and mild sweet flavor.  It is an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C.  I find Kohlrabi is delicious with all sorts of sauces; my favorite is to prepar it in a dill, sour-cream sauce.  Harvest it small and only about 2-3” in diameter.  The leaves are also edible and can be added to salads or boiled like spinach.


arugula ARUGULA
These Mustard-like, horeseradish flavored leaves and edible, white, yellow or purple flowers in summer. Use the flowers, leaves and seeds in salads, stir fries and pasta. Young leaves may be cooked and served like spinach. Plant in rich, well-drained soil in the garden. Remove flowers to promote more leaf growth



(AAS)  2009 All American Selection. A great tasting lettuce with a superior sweet flavor. A crisp and tender bibbed lettuce with a crunchy heart. Can be picked leaf by leaf for use in salads, sandwiched or as a garnish.
Iceberg lettuce is a head lettuce and the most popular lettuce.  Tightly formed heads of sweet crispy leaves are green giving way to lighter, sweeter leaves in the center.  Heads grow to about 1 foot in diameter.  Pick the whole head, Iceberg is used in salads as a garnish and on sandwiches.


Serve gourmet salads all summer long using Mesclun Mix Greens. You will have a complete salad from a single bed. Custom blended to give you an interesting combination of texture and color to harvest at the seedling stage for micro greens. Convenience, a range of flavors, good nutrition with few calories, a rainbow of color, from lime green to bronzy red – it’s all in this Chef Jeff’s mix. Pick salad greens all season long.
This appealing, slow bolting red oak leaf type lettuce has rich, deep-red finely divided leaves. I harvest the leaves when they are big enough to use on a sandwich or in a salad. The sweet flavored and tender leaves are a colorful addition to salads or as an accent on plates filled with tuna or chicken salad. It is perfect planted in full sun in any size garden or pots on the patio.
Chef Jeff’s Tip: Red Salad Bowl has a delicate texture so handle gently when washing and preparing.


A very uniform and attractive, dark green, loose leaf lettuce. Firm and crisp with uniform heads and medium frame. Can be picked by leaf for use in salads, sandwiches or as a garnish.
SnipNgrow SNIP N' GROW
Enjoy delicious, nutritious greens as close as your back door or patio table!  Easily grow Snip’N’ Grow Lettuce right in this very container and simply set it on your patio or deck as an attractive, edible centerpiece.  Lettuce thrives in full sun in spring and part shade in the heat of summer.  Water your lettuce every day and more often in hot and dry conditions. Harvest leaf lettuce as soon as it begins producing leaves longer than 5 to 6 inches. Cut the leaves from the outside of the plant so the main part f the lettuce continues to produce new foiliage.

This will provide a ‘Cut and Come Again’ harvest.  I recommend harvesting your lettuce in the morning after the plants have had all night to become plump with water.  Before using, rinse lettuce thoroughly with cool water, shake or pat dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture and store in plastic bags in the refrigerator.  Use fresh in salads and on sandwiches or burgers.
Multiple Harvests all Season
Easily grow Snip ‘N’ Grow Stir Fry greens right in this container, simply set it on your deck or patio as an attractive, edible centerpiece.
This mix of Asian greens is easy to grow, it thrives in full sun in spring and part shade in the heat of summer. Water every day and more often in hot dry conditions.  Harvest more greens every 3 weeks, snip and the greens continue to produce. A mix of mustards, kale and bok choy the greens are tasty fresh or cooked.  The mix adds a unique flavor to salads and is great in stir fries too.  Mustard greens have a mild flavor that increases in pungency as the leaves mature.  Kale is high in Vitamins A and C, rich in calcium and delicious fresh or stir fried.  Crispy, sweet bok choy stalks can be eaten raw, added to salads or stir fries.  Asian mix is a winning combination any way it is served.
To encourage a continuous supply of leaves, pick or cut the stalks using a clean sharp knife, about 8 inches from the top of the plants.
Multiple Harvests all Season
Enjoy delicious, nutritious greens as close as your back door or patio table! 
Easily grow Snip ‘N’ Grow  Kale  right in this container, simply set it on your deck or patio as an attractive, edible centerpiece.

Colorful, healthy Kale is just a snip away in this easy to grow container.  This is an easy way to grow your own colorful crop of kale to add to salads, soups or use as the basis of green smoothies.  This multi-color, mixed texture blend includes purple, green and blue kale consisting of: a Toscano/dinosaur type, Blue Vates,  Curly (Scotch) type and  Red Russian.  Harvest Kale when the leaves are hand size, picking about one fistful of leaves at a time.  Be careful not to pick the bud at the top center of the plant, this terminal bud keeps the plant more productive.  The small tender leaves are great in salads, cut and cook larger leaves like spinach, remove the ribs before cooking



1776 is a very sweet and heavily netted melon.  Along with great taste it provides significant amounts of Vitamins A and C, is a good source of potassium and contains small amounts of many other minerals.  Cut into halves, quarters, wedges or cubes or the flesh scooped out with a melon baler, this cantaloupe is a great summer snack.  It is a good performer producing melons that average 5 pounds.
canary CANARY
Canary Melon is named for its bright yellow rind which resembles the color of a canary when it is ripe.  This oval shaped melon’s outer skin has a slightly waxy feel.  The soft flesh, almost a salmon orange color, tastes both tangy and sweet with a mix of fruity tones.  A perfect accompaniment to citrus, herbs like basil, mint and cilantro, it adds a unique flavor to fruit salads, sorbets and is perfect mixed with other melons.  Be sure to harvest only bright yellow melons with absolutely no green coloring on its skin.
This unique, personal size, disease resistant melon is delicious, nutritious and fun to eat.  This 1-2 pound extra sweet, aromatic little melon is full of flavor.  The firm deep orange flesh of Sugar Cube has a small center cavity that is perfect for using as an edible bowl.  Fill it with a generous scoop of ice cream or yogurt for a convenient and tasty dessert.  The coarsely netted exterior turns a tan color as it ripens and the stem slips away when fully mature.  Resistant to Fusarium Wilt races 0-2 and powdery mildew races 1 and 2.


What's better on a summer afternoon than a juicy slice of melon? Going to the garden to pick one of these sweet juicy melons is one of my summer pleasures. Gold Star is known for it's excellent flavor and salmon colored flesh. This 3-4 pound oval melon is a mid season producer and with it's husky vines will continue to give you great fruit over a full season.


1776 is a very sweet and heavily netted melon.  Along with its great taste it provides significant amounts of Vitamins A and C, is a good source of potassium, and contains small amounts of many other minerals. Cut into halves, quarters, wedges, cubes, or the flesh scooped out with a melon baller, this cantaloupe is a great summer snack.  It is a good performer, producing melons that average 5 pounds.
Chef Jeff’s Tip: Remove weeds as they grow, and hoe lightly to avoid disturbing the shallow root system of the plant.


The light green insides of this melon are delicious and sweet. Strong vines produce excellent, early yields with slightly oval, smooth fruits that are 6-8 pounds. Plant in mounds in groups of 3 plants, allowing 1 foot between each plant. Allow 4-6 feet between each mound. Perfect for use in fruit salads or eaten on its own.

This compact version of Okra is perfect for small gardens and containers.  The upright well branched plant has attractive foliage and produces finger like pods resembling a long green chili. Harvest frequently since the smaller fingers have the best flavor. Cut back in late summer to encourage another crop.
Four to six inch globe onion with bright red skins and sweet pinkish-white flesh. The best sweet onion! Perfect for soups, salads, sandwiches and many cooked dishes.
Large, globe shaped bulbs with white flesh, and excellent flavor. Perfect for soups, and as a garnish, or as a complement to many cooked dishes.
Large bulbs have medium-firm flesh and a brownish- yellow skin.  Pungent and highly flavorful.  Use in hot dishes, salads and also great for pickling!

No matter how you spell it, this graceful  vegetable has a pure white, thick, upright stalk with frilly, dark green leaves. It is a striking Chinese vegetable that has bright white veins running through the green leaves and down into the stalk. The mild, peppery taste and crunchy texture of the stalk is often used in stir-fries. I like to use the juicy, crunchy leaves in salads as they stay crispier than lettuce. Pak Choy is a quick growing plant that can also be used as an ornamental accent in mixed decorative containers for a bold element.


(AAS)  All American Selection. The crisp, juicy taste of garden fresh peas takes me back to my grandma’s garden! Sugar Snap’s 3” pods produce excellent yields on tall vines that require the support of a trellis. These sweet and crunchy pods contain Vitamins A, B, and C, and can be enjoyed fresh off the vine, raw in salads, in stir-fries, or steamed; remove strings before eating. I remember my grandma cooking fresh peas with a little butter, salt, fresh chives and mint – delicious! Eat or freeze peas right after harvest, when the pods are plump and crisp.
peanut PEANUT
Spanish Peanuts
Aachis hypogaea
Spanish peanuts are cholesterol free, high in protein, contain essential vitamins and minerals, and are often referred to as nutrition in a nutshell!  They are the sweetest peanuts with a full, rich taste, often used in candies and peanut oil.  Peanuts have clover-like foliage with small, yellow, pea-like flowers; they produce around 30-60 peanut shells per plant and thrive in loose, well-drained soil.  Work the soil several inches deep with compost and organic matter, and elevate or mound your rows for added drainage.  Plant peanuts after danger of frost has passed.  Harvest your peanuts when the foliage yellow in late summer.  Carefully dig up your plants, shake off the loose soil, and hang them in a warm, dry location for 1-2 weeks.  Then pull the peanut pods from the plants and air dry them for an additional 1-2 weeks.  Your peanuts should not be eaten until well dried.

Anaheim or New Mexican peppers are medium-hot peppers that are a major feature of Southwestern cooking. The mildly pungent fruit varies in color from light green to dark green to red. This tapered pepper grows to between 6 and 10 inches long and 1-2 inches around. The mature red peppers tend to be hotter than the green. Use these peppers fresh or dry to make decorative pepper chains to use as wall hangings.
Chef Jeff’s Tip for success: Use rubber gloves or clean hot peppers under running water to avoid skin burn from the juice.
This unique Chili has an attractive compact branching growth habit that makes it ideal for hanging baskets and containers.  A heavy crop of 2-3 inch, deep purple peppers mature through cream, yellow, orange and bright red making it a colorful plant in the garden.  The pungent peppers have a little less heat than habanero type peppers, mature Basket of Fire peppers have a Scoville rating of 80,000 when mature.  The plant bears peppers from mid-summer on and the peppers can be harvested at any stage.


Crisp, very blocky, thick walled, 3 ½ inch to 4 ½ inch, four lobed green fruits turning red when ripe. Heavy producer and very disease resistant. Great for roasting! Add color and flavor to salads and cooked dishes.


A huge 7" x 4" green pepper with thick walled, glossy fruit in abundance. The fruit is tender and great for stuffing and roasting. Adds color and flavor to salads and cooked dishes. Maturity: 72 days. Great for garden beds and large containers. Water well in warm weather.


Large four inch peppers are great for stuffing! The fruit turns from green to rich red when mature with a super sweet flavor when fully ripe.  Adds color and flavor to salads and cooked dishes. 


A very popular medium hot pepper Cayenne's interesting flavor makes it popular fresh, cooked or pickled.  The long tapered peppers, 6-8 inches long, start green and turn red at maturity.  They provide heat to chili or any other dish you want to turn up the temperature on. Pencil thin Cayenne peppers are most commonly used fresh in hot sauces and chilies,  but they can be dried and ground to make cayenne pepper. Make pepper flakes to add a nice flavor to oil or vinegar.  Dry a string of these wonderful peppers to use as an attractive decoration.
Chef Jeff’s Tip: When harvesting these peppers, always wear gloves and be sure to wash your hands immediately after handling them.


Prolific yields of uniform, medium-large fruits of rich, mahogany color. This unusual fruit is ideal for use in the home vegetable garden or large containers. Approximately 87 days to reach full color.
An heirloom pepper from Italy, the name of this pepper means ‘horn of the bull’. Fruits turn a stunning red when ripe and have a long, curved, tapering, non-bell shape and are 6-10 inches long x 1 ½ inches wide at shoulder. The largest of the sweet stuffing peppers, it is great fresh in salads, cooked or roasted on the grill. These extremely productive plants produce so much fruit that supporting the plant with a stake is recommended. Great flavor, beautiful vigorous plants.
Chef Jeff’s Tip for success: For best results support with a short stake.
This highly productive plant produces cone shaped fruit with a spicy flavor that are perfect peppers for Homemade Red Pepper Flakes.  Homemade flakes typically have a richer color and stronger taste than the store-bought version.  Dry this pepper variety alone or mix with several of your favorite mild peppers.  Create your own special family blend that can be used in virtually all your recipes or as a topping for pizza or pasta.  Make it hotter or milder starting with this great spicy pepper.  Dry peppers in oven or food dehydrator until brittle before crushing.  Crush with rolling pin or in a food processor or coffee grinder. 

An  early variety that grows 6” long 2¼” diameter peppers  Biscayne Cubanelle is considered a sweet pepper with mild heat similar to Poblanos.  It changes from green to yellowish – green and bright red at maturity. It can be harvested yellow, it’s peak time for culinary use or red when it reaches full maturity.
This cylindrical lobe end fruit is great for frying, drying, pickling and especially good for salsas.


Fooled You is a Jalapeno pepper for people who don’t like the heat.  It has the same 3 ¼” long by 1” wide peppers as a Jalapeno without the kick only flavor.  The distinctive jalapeno flavor still comes through when used in salsas and picante sauces.   Fooled You has enormous yields of thick walled peppers that mature early. They are unbelievable stuffed or grilled, all of the flavor without the burn. 

Ghost pepper is also known as “Bhut Jolokia” and is over 1 million Scoville units hot and three times hotter than the habanero.  These orange to red cone shaped peppers are 1-2 inches wide and 2-3 inches long on tall plants.  Use caution when touching these peppers, wear gloves to protect your hands from the burn when planting, harvesting and using.  Throw the gloves away after using. 
Grower and Retailers of this plant are not responsible for injury.  Handle and eat at your own risk!


Large, bell shaped, golden fruit. Ideal for us in the home vegetable garden or large containers.  Reaches full color in 80 days.  Perfect for use in salads, sandwiches, savory snacks or cooked in a stir fry.  Fertilize with liquid or slow release plant food for best results. 
This popular pepper is excellent for pickling and canning with its thick walled 6 inch fruits that are tapered and produced on upright plants. Fruit turns yellow to orange-red at maturity. Adds heat and spice to your favorite cooked dishes.
Mild but spicy describes this sweet chili type pepper.  Smooth fruit is 8½ inches long by 1 inch wide.  This plant produces a good crop of peppers that turn from green to red when mature.  Thicker walls make it a good choice for roasting and they are also excellent for grilling, frying or stuffing either green or when the peppers turn red.  Peppers can be dried which gives them a slightly more pungent taste.


Continuous production of thick pungent 3½ inch fruits on two feet tall plants.  The fruit can be used when green and are also great in salads.  Add color and spice to salads and your favorite cooked dishes.  Fertilize with liquid or slow release plant food for best results. 
Unique, lavender color.  This fruit matures from ivory to lavender to red.  Medium-sized, vigorous plant with 3½” to 4½” fruit.  Ideal for use in the home vegetable garden or large containers.  Perfect for use in salads, stuffing, as a snack or cooked in a stir fry. 


An early, prolific variety bearing very sweet peppers with thick walls.  Glossy green fruit turning to red when mature.  Adds color and flavor to salads and cooked dishes.  The fruit can be used when green and are also great in salsas.  Fertilize with liquid for slow release plant food for best results. 
This variety of chili pepper is extremely hot with a Scoville rating of 100,000 to 350,000.  The fiery pepper with a spicy smoky taste changes in color as it ripens from green to fire engine red when mature and at its hottest.   Wrinkly 1 to 1 ½ inch peppers grow on short densely foliaged plants that do well in containers or the garden.  Removing the seeds and membrane inside the pepper before using will help control the heat of the pepper, chop very fine to more evenly distribute the pepper’s heat in the dish.
High Yielding, vigorous, upright plants grow to 20 inches tall and produce a profusion of large, delicious, banana shaped fruits measuring about 8 x 2 inches  Adds color and flavor to cooked dishes.
This is the fiery hot pepper that has made Tabasco sauce famous! The light yellow-green peppers turn red when mature and grow on tall plants. It is the only chili variety whose fruits are juicy and not dry on the inside. Tabasco sauce is made from this pepper, vinegar, and salt. Tabasco sauce adds zest to numerous dishes and is an essential ingredient in Bloody Mary cocktails. This plant is resistant to tobacco mosaic virus. The “heat” of this pepper ranges from 30,000 to 50,000 on the Scoville scale. It is ideally grown in the garden or in pots on the patio.


This blazing orange pepper demands attention in the garden!  4 1/2 inch fruits maintain firmness even when ripe.  Vigorous, heavy bearing, plants are ideal for use in the home vegetable garden or large containers.  Perfect for us in salads, sandwiches, savory snacks or cooked in a stir fry. 
Yummy Snacking Pepper is the perfect pepper for any patio.  This small nearly seedless flavorful pepper is perfect for snacking and is so sweet it will win over people who typically don’t like peppers.  This compact 2’ tall sturdy plant continuously produces loads of petite 2 ½” long by 1 ¼”wide peppers that ripen from green to yellow to orange to finally red at maturity.  Perfect sliced and stuffed with cheese, grilled on skewers, in salads, salsas or on vegetable trays 
popcorn POPCORN
My entire family enjoys the simple pleasure of growing our own flavorful popcorn!  The hot popped kernels will have delicious flavor and tenderness with a fluffy shape and good color.  This plant boasts good stalk strength, grain color, and successful popping. Popcorn can cross-pollinate with other varieties of sweet corn, so plant them at least 14 days apart.  Plant your corn in blocks, or rows of 4 or more to ensure good pollination. 

Leave your popcorn in the garden until the stalks are brown, the husks are dry, and the kernels are hard. Twist and snap each ear from the stalk before the first frost, then strip away the dried husks from each ear of corn.  Hang or spread the ears out in a warm, dry location with good air circulation for four weeks to cure.  The kernels are ready for storage when they can easily be twisted or rubbed from the cob.  The kernels keep up to three years in airtight containers. Pop your homegrown popcorn on the stovetop your usual, favorite way.


Rouge Vif D'Etampes’

Rouge vif" is French for "vivid red" and describes the glowing red orange color of this famous pumpkin.  Found in the Paris Market for centuries it is what the artist who drew Cinderella’s coach used as a model.  This Heirloom variety was introduced in the US in 1883. Since then this slightly flattened, heavily ribbed pumpkin is popular for fall displays and its tasty, moderately sweet orange flesh is popular for use in pies.  Long vines produce 3-4 beautiful pumpkins some as large as 15 inches across and up to 30 pounds


This true miniature pumpkin easily fits into the palm of your hand, measuring 3-4 inches across and 2 inches high. The color is an attractive deep orange. The tasty flesh is as sweet as winter squash when cooked. Just scoop out the center, steam or bake, refill and serve smothered with butter or brown sugar. Or serve pumpkin soup using the shells as soup dishes. It also makes an attractive accent for fall centerpieces and is great to paint and decorate. Harvest before the first light frost or when the pumpkin foliage begins to dry out.
Chef Jeff’s Tip: Cut the mature Jack-Be-Little Pumpkin from the vines with pruning shears leaving 3 inches of stem attached.

magic latern

Magic Lantern is a great Halloween pumpkin. It’s a traditional looking pumpkin growing on compact vines that fit into smaller gardens.  This brilliant orange pumpkin with a sturdy green handle has medium ribbing and grows to about 16 inches tall and 12 inches wide.  The medium-large pumpkin weighs in at 16 to 24 pounds and is Powdery Mildew tolerant.Chef Jeff's tip: Pumpkins benefit from a mild feeding with a fertilizer high in phosphorus to initiate fruit formation
Coriandrum sativum
Cilantro has delicate, lacy green leaves that are often mistaken for parsley. It is a widely used annual herb with flat leaves and white flower heads in summer. The fresh leaves have a pungent flavor that I like to use in chicken or fish dishes, in rice, salads, or mayonnaise. Remove the tough stems from cilantro before adding it to your cooked dishes or homemade salsa. To achieve the perfect tasting salsa with sweet, salty, sour, and spicy flavors, try different combinations of: tomato, onion, pepper, garlic, salt, lime juice or vinegar, pinches of sugar, fresh parsley, mint, basil, and oregano. Enjoy!
Capsicum annuum
Habanero peppers are one of the hottest and most pungent peppers available! The thin walled, 1-1½ inch fruits wrinkle and turn from green to orange at maturity. I like to use these chili peppers in stir fries, for grilling, or to add heat and spice to my favorite cooked dishes. They are also used in sauces, stews, marinades and salsas. To achieve the perfect tasting salsa with sweet, salty, sour, and spicy flavors, try different combinations of: tomato, onion, pepper, garlic, salt, lime juice or vinegar, pinches of sugar, fresh parsley, mint, basil, and oregano. Enjoy!
Capsicum annuum
Jalapeño peppers are firm and smooth-skinned with thick, pungent 3 ½ inch fruits on compact plants. The seeds and veins of this pepper are what create the intense heat when eaten, so removing those parts will create a milder flavor. Use jalapeños in sauces, stews, chili recipes, or in mole sauce. I like to use these chili peppers in stir fries, for grilling, and in salsa. To achieve the perfect tasting salsa with sweet, salty, sour, and spicy flavors, try different combinations of: tomato, onion, pepper, garlic, salt, lime juice or vinegar, pinches of sugar, fresh parsley, mint, basil, and oregano. Enjoy!
This jumbo-sized hybrid jalapeño has fruits that are longer, thicker, and hotter than standard jalapeños! The large, 4 inch meaty peppers ripen to red upon full maturity, however, are usually used green for cooking . Mucho Nacho has a crisp, juicy bite with firm skin that won’t collapse.  I like to freshly mince this pepper into salsas or slice it on top of nachos and hot dogs. This variety is the perfect jalapeño type pepper to satisfy your craving for hot, pungent spice without the extreme bite. The disease resistant plants are vigorous and high yielding.  The perfect salsa has sweet, salty, and spicy flavors.  Try different combinations of these to achieve salsa perfection: tomato, onion, pepper, garlic, salt, lime juice, vinegar, fresh parsley, cilantro, mint, basil, oregano, and pinches of sugar.  Enjoy!
Capsicum annuum
This mild chili pepper is a little spicier than a bell pepper with complex flavors that will excite your taste buds. The bushy plants produce medium-sized, thick skinned peppers that range from 3-5 inches long by 2-3 inches wide. As these peppers mature they turn from green to dark red, but are mostly used when still green.  I like to use poblano peppers in stir fries, sauces, stews, or in salsa. To achieve the perfect tasting salsa with sweet, salty, sour, and spicy flavors, try different combinations of: tomato, onion, pepper, garlic, salt, lime juice or vinegar, pinches of sugar, fresh parsley, mint, basil, and oregano. Enjoy!
Capsicum annuum
Serrano peppers are smaller and hotter than the well-known Jalapeño pepper! The bushy plants have abundant, 2 inch long bullet-shaped fruits. I like to use these chili peppers in stir fries, for grilling, or to add color and spice to my favorite cooked dishes. They are also used in sauces, stews, chili recipes, or in mole sauce. Thin skin, medium-thin walls, and crisp, biting-hot flavor, make this pepper a favorite in fresh salsas. To achieve the perfect tasting salsa with sweet, salty, sour, and spicy flavors, try different combinations of: tomato, onion, pepper, garlic, salt, lime juice or vinegar, pinches of sugar, fresh parsley, mint, basil, and oregano. Enjoy
Capsicum annuum
Super Chili peppers are highly productive and produce cone-shaped fruit with a spicy flavor. The fruit turns from green to red when ripe. These chilies are a staple of Mexican cuisine and I like to use them in stir fries, for grilling, or to add color and spice to my favorite cooked dishes. They are used in sauces, stews, chili recipes, or in mole sauce. The fruit can be used when green and is also great in salsas. To achieve the perfect tasting salsa with sweet, salty, sour, and spicy flavors, try different combinations of: tomato, onion, pepper, garlic, salt, lime juice or vinegar, pinches of sugar, fresh parsley, mint, basil, and oregano. Enjoy!
Salsa Roma
Salsa Roma is a vigorous grower that produces excellent yields of bright red, pear-shaped fruit. In the kitchen, this medium-sized tomato is meatier and less juicy than slicing tomatoes, making it ideal for sauces, pastes, and creamy tomato soups. Salsa Roma is my tomato of choice to use in homemade cooked dishes, salsas, and for canning. This tomato is delicious and an excellent source of fiber and vitamins A and C. To achieve the perfect tasting salsa with sweet, salty, sour, and spicy flavors, try different combinations of: Salsa Roma tomato, onion, pepper, garlic, salt, lime juice or vinegar, pinches of sugar, fresh parsley, mint, basil, and oregano.
Tomatillos add fruity lemon and tomato flavor to salsas, sauces, guacamole and other Mexican cuisine.  2-3 ounce husked fruits mature to green outside with a white, meaty inside.  Harvest when the paper-like husk turns brown and breaks open; remove outer husk and wash thoroughly before using.  High in Vitamins C and K Two or more tomatillo plants are needed for polination and fruit to be produced.. Indeterminate
Tomatillo Salsa Verde
1 pound tomatillos husked                           ½ cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic                             1 Serrano chili pepper, minced
2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro                  1 Tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1½ teaspoons salt, or to taste                      2 cups water
Directions: Place tomatillos, onion, garlic, and chili pepper into a saucepan.  Season with cilantro, oregano, cumin and salt; pour in lime juice and water.  Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the tomatillos are soft, 10 to 15 minutes.  Using a blender, carefully puree the tomatillos and water in batches until smooth. Makes 8 servings
I have specially selected Poblano, Jalapeno, and Garden Salsa peppers for their complex flavors hat will excite your taste buds and add spice to your fresh, homemade salsas.  For a great salsa with sweet, salty, sour, and spicy flavors.  I recommend adding tomato, onion, pepper, garlic, salt, lime juice or vinegar, pinches of sugar, fresh parsley, mint, basil, oregano and cilantro. Taste frequently until you achieve that perfect combination.  Salsa is only as limited as your imagination, so experiment with different combinations and enjoy.
If you aren't a spinache lover, fresh from the garden spinach will change your mind. Mild, tender and delicious use it in salads, make Eggs Florentine or creamed spinach. Cooked or raw, the dark green leaves of spinach are a super source of vitamins, minerals and cancer-fighting compounds.

Spinach is considered a super food, high in Vitamins A, C, K among many others.  It’s also a dietary fiber rich in calcium and iron. This large leaf spinach variety is perfect to use in green smoothies and other Heart Healthy recipes.  The thick succulent dark green crumpled leaves of this easy to grow spinach are very sweet and great in salads.   Spinach is a great choice for smoothies, its delicate flavor is masked by adding fruits creating a tasty healthy nutritious drink.
Boost your daily intake of Vitamin A by blending a basic smoothie with 2 cups of raw spinach, one large ripe banana and about 4 ounces of water.  Adding a handful of strawberries adds flavor and boosts your intake of Vitamin C.  Further boost the nutrition by adding yogurt for Calcium, ground flax seeds for fiber

Thick delicious, bright orange flesh and black-green outer skin.  Compact, semi-bushy plants produce one of the tastiest acorn squash grown.  This winter squash stores well and is great for small gardens.  Water well in warm weather and plant in raised rows that are about 24” apart.


(AAS)  All American Selection. A fall and winter favorite this butternut squash cooks up sweet and tender. This popular winter squash is 8-10 inches long with creamy-tan skin and yellow-orange flesh.  It has a sweet nutty flavor and is loaded vitamin A. Uniform fruits 3-6 pound squash are excellent for storing.
It's easy to prepare in the oven or microwave.  Just cut off the stem end, slice it in half lengthwise, remove seeds and bake it cut side down with a little water in the baking dish to keep it from drying out.  Bake until the flesh is soft, scoop out and serve with a little butter and brown sugar if desired.
The unique appearance of this winter squash stands out in the garden and its flavor will stand out at a meal.  This decorative acorn squash has stripes of bright yellow over deep orange for great fall garden color.  Celebration’s sugar content has tested 30-50% higher than other acorn squash varieties giving it exceptional eating quality.  The powdery mildew resistant bush plant produces 4-5” and about 1 ½ pounds squash perfect for microwave and eat dining

(AAS)  All American Selection. Green tinted, saucer-shaped fruits are meaty and have a delicious, buttery flavor. High yields on compact plants are all a part of this summer squash.  Water well in warm weather plant 20" apart in rows that are 24" apart. 


For something a little different in your garden this year, try this unusual winter squash! 8-10 inch oblong fruit turns yellow when ripe.  The spaghetti-like strands of flesh can be scooped out or boiled right in the shell.  This shell can also be served cold with salad dressing or even eaten with spaghetti sauce.  Holds up well for several months in storage. 


(AAS)  All American Selection. Glossy yellow fruit and large yields make this squash a favorite choice. High-quality, thick, curved neck resists breaking. A growers dream, as you can harvest as a 2” mini squash or allow to reach its mature 6-8 inch length. Mild flavor, texture, and color; used raw in salads, grilled, stir-fried, stuffed or added to main dishes.
A variety of summer squash that is very popular, easy to grow and fast maturing. Zucchini produces a generous crop of delicately flavored fruits. Zucchini plants are compact bush type, bearing handsome, oblong, dark green fruits. Grilled zucchini, halved and brushed with olive oil and garlic, makes for an easy summer side dish, or slice and serve raw with dip for a quick and easy appetizer
Easy to grow and easy to harvest describe this zucchini.  Attractive straight and smooth 8-10” glossy green fruit are borne on a spineless open plant.  This open habit makes for easier harvest and less fruit damage when harvesting and the zucchini has a unique stem that makes it easier to twist when harvesting without breaking the fruit.  Multiple disease resistances keep the plant bearing longer into the season
Nothing compares to a vine-ripened strawberry that has been seasoned to perfection in early summer sunshine.  One of my favorite ever bearing selections, Berries Galore, Produces large yields of sweet fruit in June and for many months after that.  I savor the fresh fruit in desserts, juices, jams, garnishes and syrups; they are also a healthy delicious snack.  Deep green, shiny foliage and large early blooms are ideal for containers, hanging baskets and the home garden.   
Dippity do DIPPITY DO
Known for its huge berries, excellent flavor and sturdy stem, this Strawberry is a great choice for the home gardener that loves chocolate dipped treats.  I love the contrast between the rich red color and the dark or white chocolate I dip it in.  The resulting flavor and aroma is sure to please.  Very hardy and easy to grow, plant Dippity Doo in a sunny well drained location.  This mid-season variety produces all its berries in June / July.  Mulch plants with straw for cleaner fruit and moisture retention.

ecalir ÉCLAIR
The unique taste of this fragrant, sweet and juicy strawberry makes it a gourmet delight.  Medium-large berries have hints of raspberry and citrus and are one of the sweetest berries to add to your breakfast or deserts.  This June bearing variety is productive early in the season and continues bearing fruit longer into the season than other June Bearing varieties.  Ideal for containers, hanging baskets or the garden, fertilize with slow release or liquid fertilizers.  Éclair is a perennial variety and winter hardy.
strawverryeversweet EVERSWEET
Fragaria x ananassa ‘Eversweet’
Eversweet has bright red, cone-shaped berries with an exceptionally sweet flavor reminiscent of heirloom varieties.  This strawberry produces a steady supply of tasty fruit all summer.  Eversweet is known for its large, plump, and prolific fruits that have good disease resistance.  It thrives in heat with no loss in fruit quality.  Use the delicious fruit in desserts, juices, jams, syrups, as a garnish, or dip in chocolate.  Plant it in a patch by itself or use to border a flower, vegetable or herb garden.  For small space gardens grow it in hanging baskets, window boxes or pots on the patio.  Ebersweet thrives in full sun in rich, well-drained soil.  It is hardy in Zones 5-9
Luscious, juicy and sweet strawberries are produced on this Everbearing variety. Fresca plants will give you 2 and sometimes 3 crops of firm, brilliant berries a season starting in Spring and then again in summer and fall.  Enjoy the delicious 1 inch berries fresh, chocolate covered, in jam or pie, the uses are endless.  The deep green, shiny foliage and large blooms of Fresca are and attractive addition to the landscape, in containers or hanging baskets
Hula Berry is new and unique in color, taste, firmness and size. This June bearing berry starts white with green seeds and gets rounder as the seeds start to turn red, when the berry gets a light pink blush it is ready to eat.  Pick carefully as this berry is much more delicate than the average strawberry. The fresh sweet taste of this white strawberry will remind you of pineapple.  Plant different red strawberry varieties with this plant for pollination to make sure you get delicious, beautiful Hulaberries.

Taste the best strawberries by growing you own. One of my favorite everbearing selections, Ozark Beauty, produces large yields of sweet fruit in June and a second crop 6-8 weeks later. I enjoy the mouth-watering flavor right out of the garden but these large berries are also ideal for canning and freezing. The plants are ideal for containers, hanging baskets or in the garden.

An old Amish heirloom that dates back to the turn of the century!  Generations have used this tomato in sauces and for canning.  Full and rather unusual flavor.  Said to taste the best of all paste tomatoes.  Tasty, solid flesh used for stews, bottling, drying, and sauces.  8-12 oz. plum shaped fruit.  Twice as big as the classic Roma tomato.  Great in salsa, catsup, or spaghetti sauce.  Excellent for slicing.  Bright red. 
Masses of very sweet, apricot orange, cherry  tomatoes are produced on indeterminate plants that have a controlled  growth habit making it a good choice for patio containers.  The ridiculously huge trusses each have 20-30 oblong cherry sized tomatoes  that are super sweet with a Brix rating of 11.5,  giving  them a candy like sweetness.  The flavor is awesome and the plant produces all season long.


Large, vigorous vines produce an abundance of superior flavored tomatoes, just the right size for a hamburger! Large, red, 8-12 ounce fruit with a solid and meaty flesh make this tomato a favorite for both taste and production. One of the earliest full-sized slicing tomatoes to mature. Multiple disease resistance (VFNT).


Gigantic size, gigantic taste and an old favorite! Extra-large, deep red, meaty fruits makes this one of the most popular tomatoes grown. This long time favorite bears large yields of 12 to 16 oz tomatoes on strong vines. Deep red, round and smooth, ripening uniformly on the vine, Beefsteak is a meatier tomato with excellent disease and virus resistance.  I like this big tomato for slicing-great on a BLT or big juicy hamburger.  It’s also a great tomato for dicing and adding to a salad. Stuff one of these big tomatoes with chicken or tuna salad for a nice summer entrée.


(AAS) Better Boy is a favorite midseason variety that produces high yields of smooth textured fruit with excellent flavor continuously all season. The plump, deep red tomatoes weigh 8-16 ounces with flesh that's juicy, yet firm.  Heavy dense foliage cover protects fruits so they are less likely to get sun scald.  I find that this is a perfect slicing tomato - you only need one slice for a hamburger or sandwich.


Compact, stocky plants, like the popular patio tomato, but with large, luscious fruit and real tomato flavor. This plant needs little of no staking and produces meaty fruit (3-4 inches across), with a high sugar content, until frost. Picked fresh, I use this luscious tomato to bring a taste of summer to my homemade cooked dishes, salads, soups, and sauces.


Big Boy has been one of the most popular varieties grown by home gardeners since its introduction in 1949.  It is a very vigorous plant with heavy foliage that produces large, firm, smooth fruit.  The bright red, meaty tomatoes average 10 ounces with many reaching 1 pound or more.  I plant this flavorful tomato in my garden every year for use in my homemade cooked dishes, salads, soups, and sauces.
Big League is a determinate tomato that produces large 14-21 ounce beefsteak tomatoes on a compact plant. Great for limited garden space, it only reaches a height of about 4 feet so it’s also perfect for a large patio container.  This is one of the few tomatoes that will produce such large fruit when grown in a container.  The huge tomatoes make the plant so heavy it will require support from a cage or stake
Generations of gardeners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique colored of heirloom tomatoes!  This heavy producing heirloom tomato originates from the island of Krim in the Black Sea of Russia. This large tomato boasts a rich, dark brown-red color on the outside and a blackish-red meaty inside!  Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this 10-12 ounce tomato with rich, sweet flavor, and just a hint of saltiness. The color of this tomato darkens in hot weather, and this fruit sets well even in the heat.  This tomato is beautiful when added to salads. Also use in soups, sauces, cooked dishes, and on sandwiches for lush, vine-ripened, sun-warmed, juicy, and ready to burst flavor!  This old-fashioned indeterminate variety will need a stake or tomato tower for support. 
I am proud to say this delicious tomato is an heirloom variety from the U.S.A. It is said to be named after the legendary country singer and king of the hobos Box Car Willie.  This tomato boasts good, old-fashioned flavor with a smooth, red color and dark orange undertones.  I find the 10-16 ounce medium-large tomatoes are extremely juicy and just the right size for slicing or using fresh in salsas, salads sauces, or cooked dishes.  It produces high yields over a long season and has good resistance to disease and cracking.


A pink, potato-leaf, Amish variety from the 1880’s named after Brandywine Creek in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Brandywine is a tomato that found its way into the Seed Savers Exchange collection in 1982. It is probably the first heirloom to achieve "cult status" within the growing popularity of heirloom tomatoes.  Fruits are reddish-pink, with light, creamy flesh that average 12 ounces but can grow to 2 pounds. It is by far the best known of all heirlooms and for good reason. Everyone who tastes it is enchanted by its superb flavor. The fruits have a very large beefsteak shape and grow on unusually upright, potato-leaved plants. The fruits set one or two per cluster and ripen late. At summer's end, Brandywine's qualities really shine when it develops an incredible fine, sweet flavor.

This wonderful Russian heirloom variety originated from the shores of the Caspian and Black seas.  It is one of the finest tomatoes you can grow according to its fans.  Caspian pink has stunning pink skin and absolutely great flavor.  A beefsteak tomato that can range from 11 ounces to a pound in weight one slice is perfect on a hamburger.  It’s a huge tomato that is not always a perfect shape and  may ripen a bit unevenly but the flavor makes up for its shortcomings.  This meaty tasty tomato is also great in salads, for soups, sauces and of course sandwiches.


(AAS)  All American Selection. This all-purpose tomato is my favorite garden variety with 7 to 8 ounce, medium-large, globe shaped fruits.  Celebrity is a vigorous, high yielding tomato with firm, flavorful fruit and excellent disease resistance.  It is a good choice for slicing, making sauces, soups and salsas, in salads, or preserving.  The exceptionally strong plants start producing early to mid-summer and continue right up until frost. 


Chello produces an abundance of cheery, bright yellow cherry tomatoes.  It is has a super-sweet flavor that is superior to other yellow varieties.  My neighbor says it is one of the first to ripen in her garden and that the compact vines are terrific for pots on her patio. The fun color and small size fruits are just right for kid-friendly salads and snacks. It is also delicious in cooked dishes or eaten straight from the vine.   
This old heirloom variety from Tennessee is extremely productive and has a very rich tomato flavor. Given to heirloom tomato collector Craig LeHoullier by J. D. Green of Tennessee, it is at least 100 years old and was reported as originally grown by the Cherokee Indians. The fruits are large (twelve to sixteen ounces), dark pink with darker purple shoulders.  Sometimes called a 'black' tomato, the color carries though to the flesh, especially at the stem end. It has an excellent complex flavor, slight sweet after taste. I like to use this perfect slicing tomato for tomato sandwiches. Good resistance to Septoria leaf spot.


Early Girl is one the earliest tomatoes to set fruit and produces all summer. It's hard to find tasty, full-sized tomatoes like this extra-early in the season.  These 4- to 6-ounce red fruits are slightly flattened and bright crimson throughout.  Early Girl tomatoes are appealing, with firm texture and blemish-resistant skin.  The indeterminate plants are very heavy-bearing and vigorous, with great resistance to Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt Races 1 and 2. Stake or cage for best results.
This delightful golden tomato produces 8-10 ounce fruits with great flavor and good disease resistance.  The globe shaped tomatoes have a very meaty, yet mild flavor.  On summer days in front of the cutting board, I like to add the bright color of this tomato to my homemade salads, salsas, soups, and cooked dishes. 



Recreate that unique, fresh tomato experience at home with this super-sweet, bite sized tomato that is firm, bright red, and has an utterly delicious flavor!  Excellent texture with large yields.  A choice ingredient in salads, soups, sauces, sandwiches, or eaten as a snack.  Water well in warm weather.
I love the lime-emerald colored flesh and invigorating lemon-lime flavor of this unusual and exquisite tomato.  It took four heirloom varieties to make up the combination of breeding to establish this one tomato masterpiece.  The 2-3 ounce fruits are slightly elongated with some small ridges at the shoulder.  I find the unique flavor is tangy and slightly tarter than regular tomatoes making it perfect to spice up salads and salsa or adding color to homemade cooked dishes.  The well-branched vines provide good foliage cover with some resistance to septoria leaf spot

A new, impressive tomato that is power-packed and healthy!  In comparison with any other tomato on the market today, Health Kick boasts 50% more Lycopene, the naturally occurring antioxidant normally found in tomatoes.  When tomatoes are eaten on a regular bases, studies indicate that Lycopene lowers the risk of certain diseases, including types of cancer such as respiratory, digestive and prostate.  Lycopene is what fives tomatoes their bright red color.  Lycopene is most actively released through cooking, so use in tomato sauces, soups, or pastes; but is just as delicious in salads. Deep plum shaped, 4 oz fruits are high yielding, large, and have a vigorous growth habit and disease resistance.



Homely Homer is taking the tomato world by storm.  This top-performing tomato is big, bold, and ugly with a delicious tomato taste.  My kids love the deeply ridged, deformed fruits, but the summertime backyard garden flavor is so exceptional that it is a favorite of mine too.  This strong, firm, and juicy variety will even outperform many other beefsteak tomato varieties.  Homely Homer may need staking as it reaches 5 – 6’ tall.  Pinch out early side shoots to create strong branches.



This short stocky plant produces good yields of 1" red cherry tomatoes all season long until frost. Husky Red is great for smaller gardens where there is not much room. It’s also a good choice to plant in a container. This is a good  producer  with great tasting fruit.   I use cherry tomatoes for vegetable platters, in a salad or just a great snack. Stake or cage for best results.  Good disease resistance- VFA.

The darkest tomato bred so far!  Using traditional plant breeding techniques, Oregon State University developed Indigo Rose, the first purple tomato variety. The color is caused by high amounts of anthocyanin, a naturally occurring pigment that is high in antioxidants.  When exposed to sunlight the green fruits turn a vibrant indigo that is almost blue in places. The meaty flesh has similar colors and has a balanced “tomato” flavor. Be careful not to pick to soon, the best flavors are created when completely developed sugars and acids are at their peak.  It is hard to tell by color, but easier to gauge by feel when they start to soften.

The red, ripe, juicy Ramapo Tomato became known as the Jersey tomato and is loved for its perfect balance of sweet and acid.  Tangy, mouth filling flavor, not too thick skin and high yields, what more could anyone want from a tomato?  Lovers of this variety say it is as good as or better than Heirloom varieties.  This prolific Indeterminate variety produces 12 ounce globe tomatoes that are crack resistant and disease resistant to Fusarium Wilt (F) and Verticullium Wilt (V.)  A great taste treat fresh and good for canning and sauces.

Jet Star produces heavy yields of medium sized 8-10 oz globe shaped fruit that are resistant to cracking and scarring.  The vigorous vines grow to heights of 4-6 feet and will need staking to support the weight of the dozens of fruits Jet Star will produce throughout the growing season. Low in acids, sweet, and big on flavor, this tomato is the perfect choice for anything from slicing to canning.  When canning this low acid tomato it is best to add a small amount of lemon juice or citric acid to each jar.
Disease Resistance: V, F

(AAS) All American Selection.  Generations of gardeners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique color of heirloom tomatoes!  This tomato is famous for its mild flavor and meaty texture! It is a prolific bearer and should become a regular in any home garden. This 6 ounce heirloom tomato was the All-America Bronze Medal winner in 1943. To make your next plate of sliced red tomatoes even more attractive, I suggest adding a few golden-orange slices from this beautiful tomato. I would also add it to your summer salads, sandwiches for additional color and flavor.  Disease Resistance: A


This cherry tomato variety is one of the most popular of the cherry tomatoes. Vigorous, healthy, heavy-bearing vines produce clusters of deep scarlet, 1-1.25 inch scrumptious fruits all season long.  A use this great tomato for stuffing with chicken or tuna salad and serving as an appetizer.  Or pipe  an herbed cream cheese mixture and into the cherry tomatoes and decorate with a sprig of herbs for an elegant and easy appetizer.
Plant produces good yields of large delicious, 8 oz. bright lemon yellow tomatoes.  Lemon Boy has an amazing sweet, mild and tangy flavor.  Mild low acid flavor is great for those that can’t eat red tomatoes.  Extremely vigorous plants produce large harvests of attractive fruit.  This 3-4” tomato has intense yellow color inside and out and adds unique flavor and color to your favorite tomato dish.  Be sure to pick before the get over ripe, they can get mushy if they left on the fine too long.  Disease Resistance: VFN


Each year when I plant this tomato I think of Radiator Charlie the developer of this tomato. The owner of a radiator repair shop in the 1930s Charlie was facing bankruptcy. He had no plant breeding experience, yet he cross-bred 4 Varieties to develop this big, tasty tomato, sold 1000 plants at $1 each over six years and paid off  his mortgage. Fruits of mortgage Lifter can average 2-1/2 Lbs. and may reach 4lbs when grown well. Plants are very productive and disease-resistant, and continue to bear until frost. These large, slightly flattened, pink-red tomatoes are meaty and flavorful with few seeds.


Generations of gardeners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique color of heirloom tomatoes.  This unique tomato dates back to the 1800's and was brought here by Virginia Mennonites from the old country.  Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this large, 1-3 pound red fruit that has clearly defined yellow-orange streaks running throughout.  The color and rich, tangy flavor make this one of the most popular heirloom varieties available!  This tomato is beautiful when added to salads.  Also use in soups, sauces, cooked dishes, and on sandwiches for lush, vine-ripened, sun-warmed, juicy, and ready to burst flavor!! Water well in warm weather.  This old-fashioned indeterminate variety will need a stake or tomato tower for support. 


Old German is a large tomato with yellow and red marbled flesh, fruity flavor and smooth texture.  It originated from the Mennonite area of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia in the 1800’s. The 2 pound, odd-shaped beefsteak fruits are both beautiful and taste great.  I recommend this heirloom as one of the best slicing tomatoes on the market. If you are a tomato lover, you should add this variety to your garden!


I recommend this delicious dwarf variety as the hands down perfect tomato for small space gardens or large pots on the patio.  This compact plant has attractive, dark green foliage and produces excellent tasting 4 ounce red fruits that are similar to cherry tomatoes.  It has a pleasant tomato paste flavor that is "lip-smacking good."  Both kids and adults alike will love ‘em!
Originally from Kentucky, this colossal beefsteak type tomato can weigh up to 2 pounds!  The color of the ripe fruit will stand out in your garden and in your cooking with beautiful bright yellow and red streaks.  Pineapple has a mild flavor, meaty flesh, and relatively few seeds that I like to simply slice and eat with just a sprinkling of salt and basil.  I have always enjoyed striped, bi-color tomatoes and this variety has real tomato taste that you just can’t experience with today’s milder-tasting hybrids.


 This tomato produces large quantities of large, juicy, 8 oz. pink tomatoes with mild flavor and good crack resistance. The smooth fruit has a very pleasant taste with just the right amount of sweetness. This is a vigorous variety that will continue to produce throughout the summer.   This lovely pink tomato will add extra color to your summer salads.

A unique and beautiful Tomato with long trusses of tomatoes flowing from the plant cascading from the plant just like Rapunzel’s Fairy Tale tresses of hair. The long trusses filled with bright red tasty cherry tomatoes can reach over 20 inches in length.  The fruits on a single truss mature in a short window allowing harvest of the entire truss. One of these very prolific plants will keep the family in super sweet cherry tomatoes all season long.  Indeterminate


These vigorous vines produce excellent yields of bright red, medium sized, pear-shaped fruit.  In the kitchen, these tomatoes are meatier and less juicy than slicing tomatoes, making them ideal for my sauces and creamy tomato soups.  Roma Plum tomatoes are my choice for many cooked dishes, canning, and for making tomato paste.  I enjoy serving these tomatoes sun dried or chunky, tossing them with hot cooked pasta and fresh basil.  Not only are these tomatoes delicious, but they’re also nutritious as excellent sources of fiber and Vitamins A and C. 

This attractive, old-time favorite was originally introduced in 1934.  It produces good yields of smooth, bright red tomatoes that ripen evenly from inside out.  The globe-shaped tomatoes have full-bodied flavor and average 6-7 ounces with slightly flattened, thick walls. If you’re looking to plant an all purpose tomato, I would recommend Rutger’s Select. It is an exceptional tomato for most everything: slicing, cooking, sauces, pastes, canning and freezing!

san marzano SAN MARZANO
Originally from the Campania region of Italy in the 1770’s, this Italian classic is one of the best paste tomatoes.  It has good yields of large, 9 ounce red plum shaped tomatoes that enhance traditional Italian dishes.  San Marzano has tart flavor, firm pulp, a low seed count, and easily removed skin.  For this reason it is widely used in pizzas, pastas, and for canning or drying.  The long, blocky fruits mature with a small seed cavity that I like to scoop out, leaving all the tomato meat.  This means less boiling to get a first class paste. 
This very meaty special Roma type tomato is perfect for eating fresh, making pastes and sauces, and exceptional for drying.  Very dense, meaty and nearly seedless this plum shaped tomato is produced on prolific, compact, uniform plants.  If you live in a sunny dry climate you can dry tomatoes on screens placed in the full sun each day and brought indoors in the evening.  Keep in mind that drying tomatoes outdoors can take as long as 2 weeks.  It is easy to dry your own tomatoes in the oven or food dehydrator.  For each 5 pounds of fresh tomatoes expect 2 cups of dried.  The amount of time it takes depends on the water content of the tomatoes, the thickness of the slices, and how well the air is able to circulate around them. 
Sunset Falls is a trailing tomato with compact foliage that cascades to 3 feet over the sides of a hanging basket.  Meaty, delicious, 2 inch plum shaped, cherry tomatoes are produced in abundance on the sturdy plant.  The 1-2 ounce scarlet fruits, streaked with gold are tasty as well as colorful, the perfect size for snacking, on a vegetable platter or adding to salads.   Plant this unique tomato in a small space garden, in a patio pot or leave in this basket.  Provide support for this determinate variety by staking or caging if not grown as a trailing plant. 
One of my earliest childhood memories is picking and eating mouthfuls of these cherry tomatoes with their delicious juice running down my chin!  These bite size cherry tomatoes are super sweet and extra high in Vitamin C.  The 1 inch, small round tomatoes weigh about 1 oz. each and grow in long clusters on strong disease resistant vines.  The plants bear fruit throughout the season and require staking or caging.  It is an outstanding tomato for containers. Many gadeners feel this delightfully sweet “garden candy” tomato is hands down the best cherry variety!
Whenever I shop at the supermarket I always see this variety sold with the clusters of tomatoes still on the vine.  Now you can grow this sweet and delicious variety in your home garden.  It is easy to grow with juicy 5 oz fruits that grow in long clusters of 6 to 8 per branch.  The fruit holds superbly on the vine and ripens at the same time making it perfect for salsas, sauces, and cooked dishes.

Lycopersicon esculentum
Let me introduce you to Tumbling Tom, a truly trailing tomato with compact foliage that cascades to 20 inches over the sides of hanging baskets.  This sturdy, evenly branched plant is loaded with big handfuls of luscious cherry sized tomatoes.  Plant this unique tomato in small space gardens, patio containers or hanging baskets for a show stopping display with no need for staking.  The sweet, fine flavored tomatoes are the perfect size for snacking and salads.  This plant produces heavy yields throughout the summer with excellent disease resistance.  To savor the flavor, the nutrients, and the texture of tomatoes, store them in a cool dry location; do not refrigerate.  In our fast-paced life, I find the simple things, like growing your own tomatoes, that can give you the most pleasure.
This hybrid dwarf tomato only grows 12 to 18 inches tall and is perfect for container growing.  As one of summer’s true pleasures, this tomato produces large trusses of flavorful, small crimson-red tomatoes.  This plant actually produces more fruit than foliage!  It is great to pick and use fresh in salads, salsas, or as a healthy snack.  Grow this compact plant in patio pots, tubs, window boxes, hanging baskets, grow-bags or in limited space gardens.

These vigorous vines produce excellent yields of bright red, medium sized, pear-shaped fruit.  In the kitchen, these tomatoes are meatier and less juicy than slicing tomatoes, making them ideal for my sauces and creamy tomato soups.  Roma plum tomatoes are my choice for many cooked dishes, canning, and for making tomato paste.  I enjoy serving these tomatoes sun dried or chunky, tossing them with hot cooked pasta and fresh basil.  Not only are these tomatoes delicious, they are also nutritious as excellent sources of fiber and Vitamins A and C.   
Let me introduce you to a tomato with a new twist on an old standard.  This tomato produces popular and well known large beefsteak-type fruits on plants that are compact and bushy.  If you have a limited space garden, fruit size and yield don’t have to be sacrificed with this tomato!  Bright glossy red 4-6 oz. fruits can average 20-30 per plant.  Easily grow your Tomatoes Galore™ plant right in this very container and simply set it on your patio or deck as an attractive, edible centerpiece.  You can also replant it in patio tubs, window boxes, grow-bags, or in gardens with other compact vegetables.
I’ve seen this Tomatoes Galore™ plant produce more fruit than foliage; averaging 60-80 fruits on one plant!  It is an early dwarf tomato that produces an abundance of small, bright yellow fruits near the stem so little, if any support is needed.  The 2 oz. fruits are flavorful enough to be served alone as a delicious snack or used to add color in salads and salsas.  Easily grow your Tomatoes Galore™ plant right in this very container and simply set it on your patio or deck as an attractive, edible centerpiece.  You can also replant it in patio tubs, window boxes, grow-bags, or in gardens with other compact vegetables.


The Whopper is my tomato of choice to slice on hamburgers and BLT sandwiches! These incredibly large, luscious tomatoes have set the standard for taste, size, and yield.  They mature to 4 inches or more across and ripen uniformly even when the weather is overcast. You will find these tomatoes keep right on coming in huge quantities until frost.  They have a wonderful fresh tomato flavor that is great in salads.
This heirloom cherry tomato has a beautiful golden color with plum-shaped fruit. The vigorous vines produce clusters of 8 to 10 bite-size tomatoes that have a very sweet, rich flavor.   I use this tomato to add color to salads and find they are perfect for my kids as an after school snack or a healthy lunch box idea.
  Chef Jeff hand grafted tomatoes are traditional Heirloom varieties that are grafted on to superior disease resistant rootstock.  Grafting is a 9000 year old natural horticultural practice that creates a plant that has the vigor, disease resistance and the superior strength of the rootstock and all the flavor of the grafted Heirloom top.  Grafting gives this Heirloom tomato the ability to absorb more nutrients to produce a larger plant and up to 50% more tomatoes than a regular Heirloom over a longer harvest season.  

Black Krim produces a rich dark brown red tomato with a rich sweet blackish red meaty inside. This Indeterminate tasty 10-12 ounce tomato is perfect sliced on sandwiches.


Beefsteak tomatoes average 12-16 ounces and are a long time favorite.  The extra-large deep red meaty tomatoes are great for slicing or stuffing.  The flavorful, round smooth tomatoes ripen uniformly on Indeterminate vines.


Brandywine has achieved “cult” status among Heirloom lovers with tomatoes that average 12 ounces but can grow as large as 2 pounds. Indeterminate, this plant produces large reddish pink beefsteak tomatoes with an incredibly sweet flavor.


Cherokee Purple produces large 12-16 ounce dark pink with darker purple shoulder tomatoes that almost look black. Tomatoes from this Indeterminate plant have a complex flavor with a slightly sweet after taste.


Mortgage Lifter is a huge beefsteak type tomato that averages 2 ½ pounds but can get as large as 4 pounds.  Meaty, flavorful slightly flattened pink red tomato grows on this Indeterminate plant.


Mr. Stripey produces large 1-3 pound red fruit with clearly defined yellow orange streaks.  The color and rich tangy flavor makes this a popular heirloom Indeterminate variety.  Dating back to the 1800’s Mr. Stripey was brought here from the old Country by Virginia Mennonites.


San Marzano has tart flavor, firm pulp, a low seed count and easy to remove skin making it a great choice for sauces and canning.  Large 9 ounce red plum shaped tomatoes on Indeterminate vines enhance traditional Italian dishes.


SunSugar’s super sweet golden cherry tomatoes have awesome flavor and they are produced all summer long.  Vigorous Indeterminate vines produce hundreds of ½ ounce thin skinned treats that don’t crack open as they ripen.

*While this variety is not an heirloom, you will know at first taste why we included Sun Sugar in our grafted line.




A beautiful green watermelon with darker green stripes and bright, rosy-red, crispy flesh.  Sweet 25lb melons are produced on spreading plants ideal for the home vegetable garden.  Plant in mounds in groups of 3 plants, allowing 1 foot between each plant.  Perfect for us in fruit salad or eaten on its own. 


One of my favorite summertime pleasures is eating a cold slice of watermelon on a hot day. For dessert or just a snack this smaller watermelon with its crisp, sweet red flesh hits the spot every time. The 6-10 pound fruit on compact vines saves room in the refrigerator as well as in the garden. The only thing oversized is the flavor- it is rich and incredibly sweet. An early producer it is truly a short season delight.
  Asian Inspired Collection

Vegetables in my Wok Stars™ Collection add flavor, color and texture to Asian inspired dishes.  Whether you’re into salads or stir fries, these Asian vegetables will really liven up your dishes.

This Japanese cucumber is a fun addition to your garden.  It produces early and slender fruit.  I enjoy the crisp fresh flavor of the glossy thin skinned 11” to 12” long fruit.  It is an excellent bitter free cucumber that I add to salads.  For straighter fruit grow on a trellis or stake the plant. 
Edamame is nature’s perfect supplement; it is high in protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber.  This soybean is grown the same as a bush bean but the pods are harvested all at the same time.  When the beans are almost touching one another inside the pod, and the raw beans taste mild and sweet, the edamame is ready to harvest. The easiest way to harvest them is to pull the entire plant then pick off the pods.
Harvest the entire plant in the cool of the morning and strip all the leaves. Pods last longer when attached to branches, and can be refrigerated for 7-10 days. If you wish to keep longer, blanch 2-3 minutes in boiling water and freeze.
I enjoy this eggplant stir-fried with garlic, onion, tomatoes, peppers and sesame oil.  One of the most popular varieties of Japanese eggplant hybrids, Millionaire is an extra early, productive, upright grower.  The fruit is long, growing to over 8”.  The brilliant black purple skin of this eggplant is particularly soft, and the interior flesh is nearly seedless.
 Bright red, multi-purpose Sriracha  hot sauce is made from red chili peppers, garlic, vinegar, salt, and sugar.  This special Jalapeno variety matures to crimson red to develop red hot heat for home made sriracha.  Red jalapeno are hotter than green with a higher level of capsaicin, the heat range can hit 8000 Scoville units.  Use a little or use a lot of this pepper to give hot sauce the earthy taste and heat level of this pepper you are looking for.
Sun  Plant 18 in apart  73 days avg to maturity  Prolific bearer

Easy Sriracha Recipe
1 ½ cups chopped peppers
3 or more garlic cloves peeled (adjust to taste)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
¼ cup white vinegar Chop Peppers and garlic in food processor until smooth paste add remaining ingredients and process until a smooth sauce.  Add water to mixture if necessary to reach desired consistency.  Pour mixture into clean glass jar, refrigerate.  Strain sauce if desired for smoother texture
No matter how you spell it, this graceful vegetable has a pure white, thick, upright stalk with frilly, dark green leaves.  It is a striking Chinese vegetable that has bright white veins running through the green leaves and down into the stalk.  The mild, peppery taste and crunchy texture of the stalk is often used in stir-fries.  I like to use the juicy, crunchy leaves in salads as they stay crispier than lettuce.  Pak Choy is a quick growing plan that can be used as an ornamental accent in mixed decorative containers for a bold element.     

This variety was developed at Oregon State University to produce hardy, bushy plants with large yields of delicious snow peas.  The 28-30 inch tall bush holds the pod up for easier picking.  The 4-5” pods are crisp and full of flavor and it’s not unusual to have several double pods from each plant. Taste best if picked young and immature. Great in stir fries, the pods hold their green color during cooking.  Freezes well with no loss of color or sweetness.


An Oriental hot pepper excellent for adding to Kung Pao chicken, beef dishes and stir fry dishes.  Kung Pao peppers are hot, have thin walls, and that makes them great for drying.  The tall plants become loaded with 4-5 inch long, slightly curved, skinny peppers that mature from green to brilliant red.  At about 10,000 Scoville, dishes made with this pepper should come with an “eat with care” warning.  I add Kung Pao peppers when I want heat and great flavor in my Oriental dishes. 

Capsicum annuum
The Thai Dragon is one of the hottest Asian Peppers you can get.  The 2-3” long by ½” wide slender peppers turn from green to dark red at maturity.  The peppers grow pointing upward on 2-3’ tall plants than can produce up to 200 chiles in a single season. For bushier plants pinch the top of plants when young.  Be very careful when cutting and handling these peppers and seeds.  Depending on growing conditions, they range between 50,000 – 100,000 Scoville Heat Units. Their heat and color are a staple in Asian Cuisine, and are great when used fresh or dry.
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