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ARTICHOKE

GREEN GLOBE
A tasty perennial vegetable with large edible globe shaped flower buds that are deep green with a light purple tinge. Harvest flower buds when they are about the size of a fist and before they begin to open. Include 1.5 inches of stem with the bud when 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.  If not harvested, 6-inch bluish-purple, thistle-like flower heads follow - excellent in dried arrangement.  Green Globe has been proven to be the hardiest and it remains productive for at least 5 years.  A harvest of 3-4 heads can be expected throughout the summer. In fall, cut plants a few inches above the ground and mulch over. 
Chef Jeff’s Tip: Store artichokes in a paper bag in the refrigerator to increase humidity and avoid drying them out.
   
ARTICHOKE IMPERIAL STAR
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
ASPARAGUS  
Asparagus officinalis
Asparagus is the earliest vegetable harvested fresh from the garden each spring.  A productive bed of asparagus can last 15 years or longer so choose your location carefully before planting.  Asparagus likes sun and loose well drained soil that is rich in organic material. Enrich the soil with rotted leaves, compost or manure. Plant asparagus in rows 4 to 6 feet apart.  Plant 12 inches deep and 12-14 inches apart.  Water weekly if it doesn't rain and don't cut away any 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.
   
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JERSEY GIANT
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.

   
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Asparagus officinalis
Asparagus is the earliest harvested vegetable in spring and Jersey is 7-10 days earlier than other varieties with nice thick stalks that are heavy producers the second year.  Choose the location carefully when planting as a productive asparagus bed can last 15 years or longer.  Plant Asparagus in loose well drained soil, in rows 4-6 feet apart at soil level in pot and 12-14 inches apart. Don’t cut shoots the first year, allow the foliage to grow, turn yellow and die on its own.  Harvest spears the 2nd year when they ae 6-10 inches tall breaking them or cutting them off at ground level.
   

 

BEAN

BUSH BEAN

BUSH BLUE LAKE
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.
   
BLACK WAX PENCIL
BLACK WAX PENCIL POD
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.  
   
DRAGON_bean DRAGON TONGUE
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
   

KENTUCKY POLE WONDER
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. 

   
MACOTTE MASCOTTE’ DWARF BUSH BEAN
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. 
   

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.

   
LIMA POLE - LIMA
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
   

 

BROCCOLI
BROCCOLI
Produces 8-inch heads on vigorous plants, plus plenty of smaller heads from robust side shoots, to give big yields.  The domed heads extend above the foliage on the plant making it the easiest ever to harvest!  It has the ability to withstand heat and can be planted early or mid season.  I like to add fresh broccoli to my summer pasta salads for color and crunch.
   

BROCCOLI
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
   

BROCCOLI PACKMAN
A consistent performer Packman produces 8 inch heads as well as plenty of smaller heads from robust side shoots to give big yields.  The domed head extends above the foliage on the plant making it easy to harvest.  Packman has the ability to withstand heat and can be planted early or mid season.  Harvest when the heads are dark green,  if they turn yellow you’ve waited too long.  Harvest the central head  first the side shoots will develop small head clusters.
Chef Jeff’s Tip:  Broccoli is compatible with artichokes, beets, bush bean, chard, cucumber, lettuce, peas, potatoes and spinach in the garden.
   
  BROCCOLI RAAB
Broccoli Raab BROCCOLI RAAB
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. 012024-3315
   

 

BRUSSEL SPROUTS

BRUSSEL SPROUT JADE
(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 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.
   

BRUSSEL SPROUT

BRUSSEL SPROUT
(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.
   

 

CABBAGE

DISCOVERY
Some say this is the sweetest and best tasting green cabbage available.  I enjoy the flavor of these 3-4 pound heads. They are perfect for steaming and serving with a little butter and salt and pepper.  This smaller cabbage head has better flavor and can stay in the garden longer without splitting.  Cabbage is a cool season crop and is hardy to frost and light freezes.  Harvest by cutting the head at ground level as soon as it feels solid.  Smaller heads may grow from the remaining leaves and stems.
Chef Jeff’s Tip: Cabbage is compatible next to artichokes, beets, bush beans, cucumbers, lettuce, peas, potatoes and spinach in the garden
   
CabbageEarly EARLY
This early, cool season crop is one of the sweetest varieties with 1 to 3 pound heads.  Harvest the heads when they are solid and firm to hand pressure.  Cabbage is high in beta-carotene, vitamin C, and fiber.  Use it to make German sauerkraut or shred and chop in salads and coleslaw.  I use cabbage as an iceberg lettuce substitute on sandwiches as it is more nutritious and just as crispy.  Cabbage flavor is enhanced with herbs like basil, dill, oregano, savory, and tarragon.
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CabbageRed RED
A top notch, early variety providing solid, round, bright red heads 6 to 7 inches across.  A garden favorite.  Ideal cooked vegetable to complement many cooked dishes.
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CABBAGE RED ACRES RED ACRE
A top notch, early variety providing solid, round, bright red heads 6 to 7 inches across. A garden favorite. Ideal cooked vegetable to complement many cooked dishes. For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
   

RED DELIGHT
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. 

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RED DELIGHT

RED DELIGHT
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.  Harvest when head is firm and solid, if left too long the cabbage core becomes fibrous and tough and the head may split.
Chef Jeff’s Tip: Cabbage is compatible next to artichokes, beets, bush beans, cucumbers, lettuce, peas, potatoes and spinach in the garden.
   

RUBY PERFECTION
The very attractive, deep red heads of this hybrid have good heat and cold tolerance.  Ruby Perfection heads are medium sized, dense and have a uniform high round shape.  The 3 pound heads have great flavor and are slow to burst.  Very flavorful and crisp and the red color enhances any salad or slaw. It is easy to grow and perfect for home gardens.  Harvest when the head is firm and brightly colored.  Plant may form smaller side heads after the main head is harvested.  Stores well.
Chef Jeff’s Tip: Cabbage is compatible next to artichokes, beets, bush beans, cucumbers, lettuce, peas, potatoes and spinach in the garden.
   

Savoy

SAVOY
(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.
   

SAVOY EXPRESS
(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.
   
  CANTALOUPE
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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.

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cantaloupe

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2076 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 baller, this cantaloupe is a great summer snack.  It is a good performer producing melons that average 5 pounds.

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Cantaloupe sugar melon classic CANTALOUPE SUGAR MELON CLASSIC
A sweet tasting melon ideal for the home vegetable garden.  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 salad or eaten on its own.
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  CARROT
carrot-rainbow CARROT RAINBOW MIX
Grow a rainbow of color. This colorful mix of red, purple, white, yellow and orange carrots are fun to harvest since each carrot is a different color.  Each color has its own unique feature.  Purple has orange flesh, white is mild flavored, red has crisp texture yellow is the same color inside and out.
   
CARROT1 ADELAIDE - Baby Carrot
Adelaide is a coreless Nantes type carrot; it is shaped like a finger with straight sides and a round blunt tip.   This true baby carrot, at maturity is the size of a pinkie. These bright orange little carrots are exceptionally sweet and mature early in the season.  They only reach 3½”-4” long but should but are best harvested around 3” when they are at their sweetest.  Gourmet chefs often serve these with the little greens attached.  Easy to grow, these mini carrots are crisp, juicy and full of flavor, perfect in stews, salads or raw out of the garden
   

 

CAULIFLOWER

CAULIFLOWER
CAULIFLOWER
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.

   
CAULIFLOWER ALVERDA
Bright lime green medium sized heads that have a delicious flavor that is milder than the white cauliflower varieties. Heads do not require "blanching" or tying, and the sun will even intensify the green coloration. Green cauliflower is rapidly gaining in popularity. Alverda is one of the most uniform and productive of it's type. Califlower is ready to harvest when heads are firm and curds are tightly clustered.

   
snowball EARLY SNOWBALL
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.
   

SNOW CROWN
Mild and sweet tasting and a rapid grower, Snow Crown is an easy to grow, early cauliflower variety. Smooth pure white heads average 7-8 inches and 2 pounds. This variety maintains its prime eating quality for up to 10 days in the garden. Great for eating fresh and freezes well.

   
CAULIFLOWERTRICOLOR

TRI COLOR CAULIFLOWER
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.

   

CHARD SWISS

SWISS CHARD BRIGHT LIGHTS
(AAS)  All American Selection. Brilliantly colored stalks and leaves make this an interesting accent plant in the vegetable garden or mix with annuals or perennials to create a new look in your plantings.  Colors include pink, cream, yellow, red and whiter.  Can be used as a garnish or for flavoring cooked dishes. Chard is the most tender and best for eating when picked young.

   
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SWISS CHARD CELEBRATION
Celebration adds bright color to the vegetable or flower garden mixed with annuals or perennials.  Brilliant colored stalks and beautiful glossy green leaves make this an amazing accent plant.  Colors range from dark red, bright red, magenta, orange, peach, pale pink, light yellow, yellow and white stemmed chards  The rainbow mix of colors will bring Celebration to the table, it’s best eaten when stalks are young and tender .  Harvest outer stalks for continual growth. Water well in warm weather and fertilize for best results.

   
CHARD3 SWISS CHARD GIANT FORDHOOK
One of the healthiest vegetables you can grow, Swiss Chard is a green leaved vegetable that makes a good alternative to spinach.  Tender and juicy, 8-10 inch stalks support large dark green crinkled leaves that can be used in salad or sautéed and cooked like spinach.  This cold hardy variety is also heat tolerant.  Swiss Chard is high in vitamins A, K, and C and is also rich in minerals, dietary fiber and protein.  You can begin harvesting the outer leaves when they are about 6 inches long and leave the inner leaves to continue to grow or cut off the whole plant 2” above the ground to produce new leaves. 

   
CHARD3 SWISS CHARD SILVERADO
The sweet flavorful leaves of Silverado can be harvested at any stage but for salads they are best young and tender.  The white stalks of this Heirloom variety are broad and wide and topped with lush green rumpled leaves.  Start cutting the leaves when they are about 8-10 inches tall allowing new leaves to grow out from the center for a continuous harvest.  Water well in warm weather and fertilize for best results.
   

 

COLLARDS

GEORGIA
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.

   

 

CORN

CHUBBY CHECKERS
This deliciously sweet bi-color corn is as pretty on the table as it is on the stalk.  The ears of corn are a 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.

   
CORN-FANTASTIC

FANTASTIC
This sweet corn lives up to its name, it’s Fantastic!  It’s the sweetest bicolor corn there is.  It’s tender and full of rich corn flavor.  6 foot tall plants produce large 8 inch ears filled with 16-18 straight well filled rows of bicolored kernels that almost melt in your mouth.  The tight husk protects the ear until it is ready to eat.  Fantastic Sweet Corn is a delicious early to mid-summer treat.

   
CORNHONEYNPEARL HONEY 'N' PEARL
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
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CORN

PEACHES AND CREAM
“Peaches and Cream” a summer road side stand favorite!  A delicious, gourmet, bi-color sweet corn, yellow and white kernels are on ears averaging eight inches in length.  A great choice for the home garden as it matures fairly early.
Chef Jeff’s Tip for Success:  Plant away from other corn varieties to get purest flavor.


   
SILVER_KNIGHT SILVER KNIGHT
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.
   

SUPER SWEET
Super Sweet is a real sweet treat.  The seed kernels are smaller, lighter in weight and have a shrunken appearance and the texture is crispy rather than creamy.  The shrunken kernels greatly increase the sweetness and slows the conversion of starch.  Because of  the slower conversion of sugars to starch after harvest it can be stored 7-10 days.  Adequate soil moisture is critical for plants to form tassels, silks and to develop ears. Ears should be ready to harvest about 3 weeks after silk emergence.
Chef Jeff’s Tip for Success:  Plant away from other corn varieties to get super sweet quality.

   
WILDA'S PRIDE
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.
   

 

CUCUMBER

BOSTON PICKLING
This old and very reliable cucumber has been grown by home gardeners for generations. Boston Pickling Cucumber produces heavy yields of small long pickling type cucumbers.  Productive vines  will continuously produce provided the cucumbers are harvested continually and are not allowed to over-mature and become yellow. These little blocky, green cucumbers with black spines are just the right size for use as pickles and should be harvested when the cucumbers are 2 to 6 inches long.   Perfect for making pickles, but also good in salads. 
   

BURPLESS
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.

   

CUCUMBER BUSH CHAMPION

CUCUMBER BUSH CHAMPION
I like this compact bush plant because it produces an abundance of bright green straight and slender 11" fruits. It's a slicing cucumber with excellent flavor. Bushy plants 2-3 feet wide make it s great choice for a limited space garden or for container growing.
   

CUCUMBER BUSH CROP
A great variety for small gardens or containers, Bush Crop produces an abundance of slicing cucumbers.  Excellent for small gardens as the runners and vines are short so the plant takes less space.  The nice size plant produces good 6-8”, dark green, slightly tapered, slicing cucumbers with crisp, white flesh and mild flavor.  Excellent sliced in salads, or cut lengthwise and eaten as sticks raw or in dips.

   
CUCUMBER BUSH PICKLE

BUSH PICKLE
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.

   

CUCUMBER COOL BREEZE

COOL BREEZE
This 4-5 inch seedless cucumber is ideal for pickling or eating fresh. The fruit is dark green and without warts or bumps so it looks much different than regular cucumbers. The plants can be allowed to grow on the ground but I like to save garden space by growing them in a cage or staking the plants which also gives me longer, straighter fruit.
Resistant to Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Scab and Powdery Mildew.
   
cucumberCux CUX
A smoother skinned medium sized cucumber with sweet, crisp flesh.  Ideal for the home vegetable garden.
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CUKE_GHERKIN GHERKIN
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.
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HOMEMADE PICKLES
Making pickles at home is easy with Homemade Pickles.  This plant produces a good crop of pickling-type cucumbers with interiors that are solid and crisp, a great choice to make the best crunchy pickles you ever tasted.  The plants are vigorous, show excellent resistance to diseases, grow rapidly and produce heavily over a long season.  The cucumbers are green with white spines, and can be picked from 1.5 inches for tiny sweet pickles or 5-6 inches for crunchy dill pickles.
   
cuke intimadator INTIMIDATOR
An Early maturing slicing cucumber that provides uniform green fruit that have an even taper on both ends.  This hardy variety with excellent disease resistance produces multiple harvests of premium quality 7-8 inch long cucumbers.  The traditional crisp clean flavor of Intimidator tastes great sliced in salads or on veggie trays
   
CUCUMBER-KIRBY CUCUMBER KIRBY
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.
   
   
MATHILDE MATHILDE
These early little block, green cucumbers with black spines are just the right size for us as pickles.  Harvest when the cucumbers are between 2 to 6 inches long, do not allow to mature and become yellow.  Productive vines will produce heavy yields of tasty cucumbers.  Resistant to Cucumver mosaic virus, Cladosporium, Powdery Mildew, tolerant to Downy Mildew. Perfect for pickles, salads and sandwiches
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CUCUMBER LEMON

LEMON
A cucumber so tasty you’ll want to eat it like an apple. Looking just like a lemon it is crisp and easy to digest. This 3-4” round, lemon yellow cucumber is tender and sweet, excellent for salads and pickling. Normal-sized vines yield heavily and for a long time. With thin skins, short black spines, and really crisp tasty white flesh which can have a faint lemony flavor in older fruits, it is bound to become a family favorite. Harvest Lemon Cucumber when yellow markings first appear on the stem.
Chef Jeff’s Tip: Don’t let cucumbers get too big because the vines stop producing if over-mature cucumbers stay on the vine.
   
CUKE2 PATIO SNACKER
Patio Snacker is the perfect cucumber plant for a small garden or container.  Even though it’s a compact plant perfect for a pot with a trellis or cage it’s a terrific producer.  The crunchy, dark green 6-7 inch long cucumbers are full of flavor.  Pick cucumbers often for a continuous harvest.
   
PATIO PATIO SNACKER
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.
   

PICKLE JAR
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.

   
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PICKLING
An easy to grow variety with an abundance of large, dark green fruit that is great for pickling.
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SALADBUSH SALAD BUSH
This is a perfect slicing cucumber for small gardens or patio planters.  It produces heavy yields of dark green, smooth 8 inch cucumbers on bush-types plants.  The mild flavor of Salad Bush is great for slicing.  I like to add a crisp crunch to my summertime salads, sandwiches and appetizers with this vegetable.  Harvest your slicing cucumbers when they reach 6-8 inches long and are dark green and firm.  They are best picked in the early morning, before they have been heated by the afternoon sun. 
   
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. 
   
CUCUMBER_STRAIGHT_EIGHT
STRAIGHT EIGHT
(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.
   

CUCUMBER SWEET SLICE

SWEET SLICE
True to its name Sweet Slice Cucumber is great for salads or sliced and served with a dip. These cucumbers grow to 10 to 12 inches and are crisp and sweet. It’s a mild tasting burpless cucumber that is easy to digest. It’s not even necessary to peel this variety to enjoy the great taste. One of my favorite ways to serve this cucumber is with chopped red onion in a simple vinegar and sugar dressing for a refreshing summer salad. Definitely a stand out in the home garden!
Chef Jeff’s Tip for Success: Can be grown on a trellis or fence for support. Pick fruit regularly for continued harvest.

   

CUCUMBER SWEET SUCCESS

SWEET SUCCESS
(AAS)  All American Selection. Tender, crisp and flavorful, 12-14” fruits. Dark green and smooth skinned with a 2 ¼” diameter. Truly seedless if unpollinated. Ideal for the home vegetable garden. Water well in dry weather. Eaten raw this cucumber is perfect for salads, sandwiches and dips.
   
CUCUMBER-SWEETER-YET SWEETER YET CUCUMBER
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.
   
CUCUMBER TALLADEGA TALLADEGA
A good variety for producing early cucumbers Talladega is moderately vigorous and produces high yields of tasty dark green fruits.  The smooth 8 x 2 inch cucumbers with very few spines have crisp, pale interiors for picture perfect slices. 
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TASTY JADE TASTY JADE
This Japanese cucumber is a fine addition to your garden.  It produces early and slender fruit.  I enjoy the crispy 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.
   

CUCUMBER WHOPPER

WHOPPER CUCUMBER
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.
   

 

EGGPLANT

AMETHYST AMETHYST
This compact, well-branched variety has been specifically bred for containers making it ideal for both home and gardens and patios. Amethyst produces a healthy crop of spine-free, small, oval shaped, rich purple fruits.  It is both sun and heat loving.  Harvest eggplants before the seeds mature and when the outside color is uniformly dark and shiny; cut with a sharp knife or pruning shears just above the top of the green cap.  Fruits will continue to ripen after harvest, so it is recommended to use the immediately for best flavor.  I often use it in Italian cuisine as it combines well with tomatoes, onions, garlic and cheese.  It can also be used baked, grilled, steamed, or sautéed.
   
beatrice BEATRICE
Beatrice produces high yields of gorgeous round bright magenta fruits.  Plump, ribbed 3-4 inch by 5 inch fruit have a great mild creamy flavor.  Its firm flesh will lend delicious flavor and delicate texture to all of your eggplant recipes.  Harvest the fruit when it reaches 3-4” as this is when it is at its peak flavor.
   

EGGPLANT BLACK  BEAUTY

BLACK BEAUTY
A great variety for those who prefer a dependable, larger fruited and traditional purple eggplant. Black Beauty produces very attractive 1-3 pound fruit that keeps well and has excellent flavor. This variety has been a popular favorite for 100 years. Create dishes with an international flair with eggplant. For an Italian style dish dip sliced eggplant in flour and fry in olive oil, stir-frying with bean sprouts, peppers and tomatoes, and eggplant goes Oriental. Start harvesting when the eggplants are 4-5 inches long. The skin should be shiny; dull skin is a sign that the eggplant is overripe.Chef Jeff’s Tip: Use a sharp knife and cut the eggplant from the plant, leaving at least 1 inch of stem attached to the fruit.

   

EGGPLANT CLASSIC

CLASSIC
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.
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EGGPLANT DUSKY

DUSKY
If you want an early eggplant Dusky is the variety to choose. It’s an early oval hybrid with skin that is almost jet-black in color. Dusky produces medium-sized great flavored fruits which can be harvested at 3-5 inches or left on the plant until 10-12 inches. Keeping young fruits picked will give you a continuous harvest until frost. At about 24 inches this plant’s size makes it a great choice for a container garden. Has tolerance or resistance to Tobacco Mosaic Virus.
   
EGGPLANT EARLY MIDNIGHT
Plump, dark skinned and gorgeous best describe this 6 inch nearly seedless eggplant and best of all it matures a week earlier than other varieties.  The creamy white flesh will bring gourmet flavor to your favorite dishes.  The upright 32 inch plant is great for small garden or containers
   

EGGPLANT FAIRYTALE

FAIRYTALE
(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. 
   

EggplantGalore

 

GALORE
Other vegetables can’t compare to an eggplant’s purple glossy beauty!  This compact, well-branched variety has been specifically bred for containers.  It can be easily grown right in this very container and simply set 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.  Eggplants Galore produces a healthy crop of spine-free, rich purple egg sized fruits.  When mature the small fruits will weigh in at approximately 2¾ to 3½ ounces.  It is both sun and heat loving.  Harvest eggplants before the seeds mature and when the outside color is uniformly dark and shiny; cut with a sharp knife or pruning shears just above the top of the green cap.  Fruits will continue to ripen after harvest, so I recommend using the immediately for best flavor.  An eggplant is one of the most versatile vegetables: use baked, grilled, steamed or sautéed.  I often use it in my Italian dishes as it combines well with tomatoes, onions, garlic and cheese.  For best results eggplants require steady sunlight and regular watering in warm weather.

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GRETEL GRETEL
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.
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Hansel HANSEL
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.  014079-1210
   
EGGPLANT ICHIBAN
ICHIBAN
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.
   

EGGPLANT JAPANESE LONG

JAPANESE LONG
In flavor, texture and cooking qualities, the Japanese eggplant is the same as the larger eggplants, yet these fruit are longer and more slender. This upright plant produces fruit that is a purplish-black color with a purple calyx. Stir-fry or use in tempura. The small size of these eggplants make them perfect for a dinner for two
   

EGGPLANT JAPANESE MILLIONARE

JAPANESE MILLIONARE
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.
   

EGGPLANT KERMIT

 

EGGPLANT KERMIT
A green and white Thai specialty, Kermit produces round eggplants of 2 inches in diameter that are green and white marbled with green striped shoulders. This Thai eggplant is used in many Asian dishes for its distinctive flavor. It’s also the perfect size and shape for shish-kebobs, just brush with olive oil, and grill. The compact, well branched plant is strong and will produce well over the growing season.

   

LITTLE FINGER
Eggplant Little Fingers produces dark, purple, eggplant that can be harvested when they are no longer than your finger.  Unique, small, slim fruits grow in clusters of 3 or more and can also be picked as large as 6 to 8 inches, the flavor and their sweet, mild taste are unaffected.  Great little eggplant to pickle, grill, fry or stuff.  Try it in your favorite Asian dish or stir fried.
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ROSA BIANCA

ROSA BIANCA
This Italian heirloom eggplant is almost too pretty to eat!  The round teardrop-shaped fruit has lavender-rose skin with white streaks, and the flesh has incredible taste.  Beautiful, plump 3 to 4 inch by 5 inch, 2 to 4 pound fruit is narrow at the top widening with indentations almost in folds like fabric.  The delicate flavor and meaty texture make this the perfect eggplant for stuffing, making eggplant parmesan, or any recipe that calls for eggplant.

   

EGGPLANT WHOPPER

WHOPPER EGGPLANT
The highest yielding, oval-type eggplant available. The deep purple, almost black fruit are mild and delicious. Produced on vigorous plants growing to 30 inches high. Perfect for Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine. Water well in warm weather.

   

 

KALE

KALE KALE
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.
   

VATES
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.

 

   
KALEyEAH KALE OH YEAH
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.
   
REDBOR

REDBOR
Redbor’s finely curled deep red leaves are sweet and tender. Harvest young leaves from the middle upward when they are about 8-10”. Leaves flavor actually improves after a light frost. The young leaves are good as greens in salads or as a garnish as they mature they are better cooked. Grows best in cool weather and is good as a spring and early fall crop.

   
KALE-WHITE WHITE RUSSIAN
Tender and hardy White Russian Kale is a healthy super food rich in carotenoids and flavonoids.  The mild, sweet, frilled gray-green leaves have both white and green mid veining and are especially sweet after a touch of frost.  At full maturity the plant will reach 2 feet but leaves are wonderful picked young and used in salads as baby greens.  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. 
 
 
KOHLRABI
KOHLRABI

KOHLRABI
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.
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KOHLRABI-KOSSAK
KOHLRABI KOSSAK
A giant Kohlrabi - unique bulbs may reach 8-10 inches in diameter!  Sweet, nutty flavor.  The round bulbs with a water chestnut-like texture are ideal eaten raw in a salad or peeled like an apple.  Leaves can be cooked when young and tender.  Excellent quality that will not become fibrous or woody.
   
  LEEK
LEEK LEEK
Leeks are members of the onion family.  The delicate flavor of this vegetable is commonly used in soups and gourmet specialty dishes.  They can be used in place of onions in many recipes.  Leeks grow like a scallion with long, white shafts that have a dark blue/green upright leaves.  Leeks are traditionally blanched to increase the tender light green portion of the edible stem.  To blanch hill dry soil around the stem, as the leek grows hill more soil around the stem.  Some people use collars made from newspaper to protect the stem from the soil (keeps it cleaner)
   
LEEK AMERICAN FLAG
An ALL AMERICA SELECTION. These broad, heavy stalks have a mild onion flavor and are cold and disease tolerant. Ideal vegetable for making soup or lightly steamed as a side dish with many cooked dishes. For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
   

 

LETTUCE

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

   
Spinache BABY SPINACH
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.

   

BUTTERCRUNCH
(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.
   

BUTTERCRUNCH

BUTTERCRUNCH
(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.
   
BUTTERHEAD
(AAS)  All American Selection. A fresh tasting Iceberg head lettuce with a superior sweet flavor.  A crisp and tender headed lettuce with a crunchy heart.  Can be harvested whole for use in salads, sandwiches or as a garnish.
   
HEAD
A beautiful, sweet tasting lettuce with a tender crisp and crunchy heart.  Should be picked as a whole lettuce for use in salads, sandwiches or as a garnish. 
   
ICEBERG ICEBERG
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.
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MESCLUN MIX
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.
   
LETTUCE NEW RED FIRE NEW RED FIRE
Frilly, ruby-red-edged leaves are crisp, sweet and perfect for salads or sandwiches.  The impressive loose leaf heads are heavy and full.  Compact leaves are tolerant to heat and cold with proven bolt resistance,  For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer. 
   
RAISA
This outstanding red leaf lettuce variety has deep bronze-red color and wavy foliage.  Mounded plants produce tender leaves with a mild delicious flavor that is perfect for salads, sandwiches or as a garnish.
   

RED SAILS
(AAS)  All American Selection. Red Sails is known for its large open “head” of loose leaves up to a foot across that deepens in color and sweetness even as the weather warms in the spring. It is fast growing, heat tolerant, and slow to bolt. Provide adequate water to help prevent bolting. Red Sails is an attractive as well as nutritious addition to any salad.

   
LETTUCE RED SALAD RED SALAD BOWL
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.
   

ROMAINE
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.
   

romaine

ROMAINE
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.
   
ROMAINE PARIS ISLAND
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.
   
RUBY RUFFLES
A beautiful, intense red loose leaf lettuce.  Firm and crisp with uniform heads and medium frame.  Can be picked leaf by leaf for use in salads sandwiches or as a garnish.
   

SIMPSON ELITE
Simpson Elite is a great choice for summer-long production. The flavor is delicate with almost no bitterness even in latter stages of harvest. Simpson Elite grows quickly, has crisp texture and attractive medium-light green curled leaves, but with one extra very important quality…bolt resistance. Provide adequate water to help prevent bolting. Excellent for salads and garnishes.


   
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.
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WOKSTARGREENS SNIP N' GROW
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.
   
LETTUCE SUMMERTIME SUMMERTIME
A fresh tasting Iceberg head lettuce with a superior sweet flavor. A crisp and tender headed lettuce with a crunchy heart. Can be harvested whole for use in salads, sandwiches or as a garnish.
   

 

MELON

CANTALOUPE1776

1776
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.
   

MELON AMBROSIA

AMBROSIA
The delicious peach colored flesh of Ambrosia is different from any melon I’ve tasted. It looks and tastes similar to a regular cantaloupe but has a more fragrant aroma and distinct flavor. You’ll love the luscious sweet flavor of Ambrosia as much as I do. It’s a nice addition to fruit salad. Plants produce round cantaloupes that weigh 4-5 pounds each.
   
MELON-BITTER
BITTER MELON
One of the most popular vegetables in oriental cooking!  The bitter flavor of this squash-like melon, also called Balsam Pear, is an acquired taste.  The sharp flavor softens as it absorbs other flavors, making this great for stir fries, stuffed, curried or steamed.  Pick the cucumber shaped fruit when green for the mildest flavor.  The attractive vine of this plant is often used as an ornamental.
   

MELON BUSH STAR

BUSH STAR
A good choice for a small garden this bush type muskmelon produces wonderful melons that average 2 pounds in weight. Muskmelon, also known as cantaloupe, is a tender, heat-loving plant. The sweet salmon colored flesh is a tasty treat that says summer is here. Melons are the perfect complement to salty ham. I enjoy the taste of fresh chilled melon wrapped with a thin slice of prosciutto and served with a few breadsticks – what a great appetizer! Powdery mildew resistant.
   
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.
   
   
MELON-CLASSIC
CANTALOUPE SUGAR MELON CLASSIC
A sweet tasting Melon ideal for the home vegetable garden.  Plant in mounds in groups of three plants, allowing 4-6 feet between each mound.  Perfect for use in fruit salad or eaten on it’s own.
   

MELON GOLD STAR

GOLD STAR
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.
   

MELON HONEYDEW MORNING ICE

HONEYDEW MORNING ICE
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.
   
MELON-SUGAR-CUBE

SUGAR CUBE
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.
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OKRA

OKRA CAJUN DELIGHT

CAJUN DELIGHT
(AAS)  All American Selection. There is nothing like a little Southern home cooking and okra conjures up some fond memories of the south. One of the best okras available, Cajun Delight was a 1997 All-American Selections Winner. This vigorous plant produces exceptional yields of tender, less fibrous pods, which can be harvested up to 5” long and still remain tender. Some of you may prefer the comfort food of fried okra but I love it in my Cajun Gumbo. It adds a wonderful flavor and great texture.
   
GREEN FINGERS
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.
   
MILLIONAIRE MILLIONAIRE
Medium-large, sturdy plants produce edible flowers as well as dark green pods.  The large robust flowers can be stuffed or used as a garnish.  Pick pods when they are 3-4 inches long as oversized pods become tough.  When you go to harvest this plant, both the flowers and pods can be picked together.  Fry or add the pods to Gumbo.  This is an easy to grow plant that’s also great for containers.  Okra is a heavy feeder so be sure to fertilize for optimum yield.
   
Okra OKRA
Okra thrives in warm temperatures and provides a fleshy, ribbed pod that is eaten as a vegetable.  The pods are most tender when harvested small, at 2-3 inches long.  Harvest these fast growing pods every two days or productivity can be reduced.  When cooked, the pods release a gummy substance that I use as a thickening agent in soups.  Okra is high in vitamin A and can also be used for gumbos, fried, roasted, canned or pickled.  The beautiful hibiscus-like flowers make this a worthwhile ornamental plant for your garden.
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  ONION
ONION BENNIES BENNIES RED
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.
   
ONION-BUNCH

ONION BUNCHING
Known as scallions or green onions this variety produces long edible stalks instead of bulbs.  They grow long and tubular with white bottoms and green tops both are edible and great in salads, soups and stir fries. Plant 1-3 inches apart as they tolerate close spacing, they don’t need room for bulb formation.

   
WHITE SWEET SPANISH ONION WHITE SWEET SPANISH
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.
   
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YELLOW SWEET SPANISH
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!
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  PAK CHOY
PAK CHOY PAK CHOY
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.
   
PEA

PEA SUGAR SNAP

SUGAR SNAP
(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 PEANUT
Virginia Jumbo
Fabaceae Virginia Jumbo
Extra-large peanuts with rich flavor!  Produces plenty of fat, well-packed pods of extra-large peanuts.  Vines need 4-5 frost free months and well drained soil to produce well.  Peanuts have reached maturity when leaves turn yellow and begin to wither.  Dig up the entire plant and let it air-dry before picking off the pods.  Also makes a nice foliage hanging basket
. Your peanuts should not be eaten until well dried.
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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.
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PEPPER

PEPPER ANAHEIM
ANAHIEM

ANAHEIM
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.

   
ANCHO ANCHO
Bushy, pendant-type plants with dark green leaves grow to 3 feet and bear fruit until frosts.  Medium-sized, 4 inches long, and dark green with a mild to medium heat level.  These peppers are superb roasted and peeled, then preserved by canning or freezing. 
   

EPPER BETTER BELL

BETTER BELL
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.

 

   

PEPPER BIG BERTHA

BIG BERTHA
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.
   
PEPPER-BIG-EARLY
BIG EARLY
Huge, sweet stuffing peppers produce up to 8” long by 4.5 inch wide fruits.  Add color and flavor to cooked dishes, salads, salsas, or spicing up your favorite dish.  Turns from green to red!
   

PEPPER CALIFORNIA WONDER

CALIFORNIA WONDER
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. 
   
CARIBBEAN RED HOT CARIBBEAN RED HOT
This red hot pepper is just about as hot as you can get and produces wrinkled fruit that taper to a blunt point and turn from red to green when ripe.  Add color and spice to salads and cooked dishes.
   
PEPPER CARMEN

CARMEN
ALL AMERICAN SELECTION
Carmen is an Italian type sweet pepper with an unusual shape.  Instead of the usual bell shape of a sweet pepper this 2006 All American Selection is a bull’s horn shape.  The elongated fruit is about 6 inches long and 2 inches wide with a medium thick flesh that is sweetest when ripe red.  Carmen peppers are also sweet when immature and can be used green.  The high yield, ripening a week earlier than most sweet peppers and sweet flavor will make Carmen an award winner in your garden.  This sturdy 26 inch tall plant also does well in large patio containers.

   

PEPPER CAYENNE
CAYENNE

CAYENNE
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.

   

PEPPER CHERRY BOMB

CHERRY BOMB
This is THE variety to grow for your favorite pepper dishes. Great for peppers filled with cheese, bread and deep fried. It’s one of the best cherry peppers to pickle as it is moderately hot and has super thick walls to absorb more pickling brine. The plants are great producers with an extra high yield of these 2 inch red globe shaped peppers. This compact sturdy plant is also great for a container garden.
   

PEPPER CHOCOLATE

CHOCOLATE
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. Perfect for use in salads, sandwiches, savory snacks or cooked in a stir fry.
   

PEPPER CORNO DI TOROCORNO

CORNO DI TORO
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.
   
p CRUSHED RED PEPPER FLAKES
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. 
   
PEPPER-CUBANELLE

CUBANELLE BISCAYNE
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.

   
PEPPER-CUTE CUTE STUFF - RED
Cute Stuff Red produces good yields of 3 inch long by 2.5 inch wide peppers on sturdy plants that are ideal for containers or small gardens.  These sweet, apple shaped mini-bell peppers turn from green to red and are the perfect size for eating fresh, in salads and great stuffed as a finger food appetizer.
   
PEPPER-FLAVORBURST FLAVORBURST
This distinctive pepper could be the gourmet of peppers.  A thick walled, juicy, succulent pepper with zesty hint of pure citrus, the tart-sweet taste of lemon is best brought out when the pepper is eaten fresh.  The thick walls of this glossy 4 lobed pepper also make it a good choice for stuffing and cooking.  4 inches wide and almost as long this unique pepper starts lime green and matures to a deep gold.  Fresh sliced into rings and served with a dip or added to salads the hint of citrus adds a new dimension to the taste of peppers
   
PEPPER-FOOLED

PEPPER FOOLED YOU
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. 
 

   
GARDEN SALSA GARDEN SALSA
One of the best chili peppers for Mexican salsas, these high yielding peppers mature from green to red.  8-9 inches long and 1 inch wide.  Adds color and spice to the salads, salsas and cooked dishes.
   
GHOSTPEPPER GHOST PEPPER
CAUTION: INSANELY HOT
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!
   

PEPPER GOLDEN BELL

GOLDEN BELL
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. 
   

PEPPER GREEN BELL

GREEN BELL
Beautiful, 4 inch, blocky, 3-4 lobed fruit is smooth and thick flesh. This pepper gets large and sweet and turns form a glossy green to a bright red right on the vine. One of my favorite quick and easy side dishes is a Roasted Red Pepper Salad. To make this salad, roast the peppers in a 500F (260C) oven until the skin turns black and begins to blister. Remove and place in a paper or plastic bag. The steam will soften the skin so when cool it will slide off easily. Remove the tops and seeds. Slice pepper and add homemade or bottled Italian dressing. Chill, serve on lettuce leaves and impress your guests!
   

PEPPER HABANERO
HABANERO

HABANERO
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!
Chef Jeff’s Tip: When harvesting these peppers, always wear gloves and be sure to wash your hands immediately after handling them.
   
PEPPER-MUCHO-NACHO-NORMAL HOLE MOLE
AAS.  A must have in the garden for Mole Sauce and other Mexican Cuisine.  The long, tapered, thick walled, slender 7 to 9 inch long peppers have a nutty, tangy flavor and are mildly hot (700 Scovilles.)  Harvest them while they are green or let mature to a chocolate brown color.  Compact enough to tuck among the tomatoes, or even to grow in containers. 
   
HOT BANANA HOT BANANA
Mildly hot, banana-shaped peppers are 6” long x 2” wide.  Best flavors when eaten in its ripe yellow state.  Use fried, pickled or fresh in salads.  Plant in full sun.
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hot habanero

HOT HABANERO
A very hot, Habanero pepper.  Medium to large wrinkled fruits turn green to a fiery red when mature.  Suitable for containers.
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PEPPER HUNGARIAN HOT WAX
HUNGARIAN HOT
HUNGARIAN HOT WAX
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.
   

JALAPENO
ITALIAN ROASTER
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.
   
IVORY
This pepper stays creamy-white even when young and matures to a soft yellow.  A crisp Bite, and juicy sweetness along with 3½” to 4½” fruits add color and mild flavor to salads and cooked dishes.
   

PEPPER JALAPENOJALAPENO

JALAPENO
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. 

 

JALAPEÑO
Thick walled, juicy 2-3 inch peppers grow on stocky 2 foot tall plants that produce such high yields of Jalapenos that the plant looks like the branches will break or the plant will fall over.  Jalapenos are best harvested when green and are hottest when they turn red and are fully ripe when they have a Scoville rating of 4000-5000.  Easily grow your Jalapeno Galore™ peppers right in this very container, 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.  For best results Jalapenos  require steady sunlight and regular watering in warm weather. 

   
PEPPER JIMMY NARDELLO

JIMMY NARDELLO
One hundred and twenty years after the Nardello family set sail, from the port of Naples,  bringing a small piece of their homeland with them, the pepper that bears the family name is becoming a favorite among chefs and home gardeners. It’s a sweet mild just a little spicy frying pepper. Long tapered   8 to 10 inch  fruits on bushy plants, turn bright red at maturity. They are also delicious in your favorite chili or salsa recipe, and they are the best sweet pepper for drying. To dry them, string them on thread with a needle, careful to pierce them through the stem and not the fruit. Hang them near a sunny window or on the porch, and they’ll add decoration as they dry.

   

PEPPER KUNG PAO

KUNG PAO
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.
   
LA-BOMBA PEPPER LA BOMBA
La Bomba’s medium heat makes it a great pepper for “poppers” and salsa.  These medium size, 2 ¾ inch by 1 inch dark green, thick walled Jalapenos grow on strong upright plants.  The strong main stem makes it easy to harvest the large crop of flavorful peppers. This 12-18 inch tall plant is great for small gardens or containers.
   

laparie

LAPARIE
Capsicum annuum
My favorite sweet pepper! Laparie is a tapered, pendant type pepper which is 8" long and slightly wrinkled. Fruit are 2 x 2 inches wide with thin flesh. The pepper ripens changing from dark green to red in late august and is the sweetest pepper I have ever tasted. It is wonderful in salsa and good for frying, stuffing and roasting
   
PEPPER-LILAC

LILAC
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. 

   

PEPPER MOCHA BELL

MOCHA BELL
Mocha Bell will be one of the first to mature under cool summer night-time temperatures. These peppers can be harvested green but are a deep mocha brown when left to mature. That’s when they are at their sweetest and have the most Vitamin C. Enjoy the color and sweetness of these thick-walled, medium-large, smooth peppers in salads or stir fries. Average of 4-5 peppers per plant.
   
MUCHO NACHO MUCHO NACHO
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. Mucho Nacho has a crisp, juicy bite with firm skin that won’t collapse when you use it for stuffing. I like to freshly mince this pepper into salsa 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.
 Chef Jeff’s Tip for Success: When handling hot peppers use rubber gloves or clean under running water to avoid skin burn from the juice
   
PEPPER ORANGE BELL
ORANGE BELL
Crisp, sweet bell pepper that begins green, turning orange when fully mature.  I enjoy growing this pepper not only for the garden color, but also for the color it adds to my food.  Thick, meaty walls make it ideal for slicing or adding color to a salad.  Each short bushy plant may yield up to 12 4-lobed, 3”x3” colorful peppers.  The bright color of this pepper will make it a nice addition to your garden. 
   
PEPPER PIMENTO
PIMENTO
A high yielding pepper that produces sweet, thick walled 3 inch by 3 inch fruit that turns from green to red on maturity.  Adds color and flavor to salads and cooked dishes.
   
   
pimento elite PIMENTO ELITE
A high yielding pepper that produces sweet, thick-walled, 3 inch by 3 inch fruit that turns from green to red at maturity.  Adds color and flavor to salads and cooked dishes.  For best results stake this variety.
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PIQUIN PIQUIN
Derived from the Spanish word for tiny, this little pointed pepper is small on size, but big on heat.  Piquins are extremely hot, measuring between 50,000 and 100,000 Scoville Units.  Each plant produces high yields of 1½” long by ½” wide little fire balls on each plant.  Peppers turn from light green to red when mature on plants that have green stems, green leaves, and white flowers.  Care should be taken when cooking with them, as you can add more than you can stand in a hurry
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PEPPER POBLANO
POBLANO

POBLANO
Bushy, pendant-type plants with dark green leaves grow to 3 feet and bear fruit until frost. Medium-sized, 4 inches long, and dark green with a mild to medium heat level. These peppers are superb roasted and peeled, then preserved by canning or freezing. For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
   
 

PEPPER POMPEII  (GALORE Tag)
Capsicum annuum
Pompeii is the perfect patio pepper! This sweet pepper produces large showy fruits that transform from light green to orange to fiery red as they mature.  Sturdy plants grow 8-10” tall with strong branches that support the 3 lobed, 5” long blocky peppers.  The sweet bells not only add color to any patio, the compact plants produce high yields of flavorful, thin walled but crunchy bell peppers. Easily grow your Pompeii Pepper Galore ™ in this very container, 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.  

   

PEPPER PURPLE BELL

PURPLE BELL
Crisp, sweet bell pepper that begins green, turns purple, and finishes a deep red when fully mature. I enjoy growing this pepper not only for the garden color but also for the color it adds to my dishes. Thick, meaty walls make it ideal for slicing or adding color to a salad. Each short, bushy plant may yield up to 12 4-lobed, 3”×3” colorful peppers. The bright color of this pepper will make it a nice addition to your garden.
   
PEPPER PURPLE ORANGE BELL
PURPLE ORANGE BELL
Crisp, sweet bell pepper that begins green, turns purple, and finishes a bright orange when fully mature.  I enjoy growing this pepper not only for the garden color, but also for the color it adds to my food.  Thick, meaty walls make it ideal for slicing or adding color to a salad.  Each short bushy plant may yield up to 12 4-lobed, 3”x3” colorful peppers.  The bright color of this pepper will make it a nice addition to your garden
   

PEPPER RED BEAUTY

RED BEAUTY
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 is also great in salsas. Red Beauty is a favorite for many gardeners.
   

PEPPER RED BELL

RED BELL
Beautiful, 4 inch, blocky, 3-4 lobed fruit is smooth and thick flesh. This pepper gets large and sweet and turns forma glossy green to a bright red right on the vine. One of my favorite quick and easy side dishes is a Roasted Red Pepper Salad. To make this salad, roast the peppers in a 500 F oven until the skin turns black and begins to blister. Remove and place in a pepper bag. The steam will soften the skin so when cool it will slide off easily. Remove the tops and seeds. Slice pepper and add bottles Italian dressing. Chill, serve on lettuce leaves and impress you guests!

 

   
pepper red hot chili RED HOT CHILI
A hot variety of pepper which produces a bountiful crop of bell-shaped, green fruit which turns red upon maturity.
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red skin RED SKIN
This is a true dwarf pepper plant than you can grow in a pot on your patio.  It’s also a great choice for the small garden.  Full-size sweet bells peppers grow on these compact 12-14 inch plants.  The thick-walled bells are 4 to 5 inches long and glossy green, turning bright red when mature.  The well-branched, super-petite plants produce a good crop of tasty peppers.
   
SCOTCHPEP SCOTCH BONNET
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.
 

PEPPER SERRANO
SERRANO

SERRANO
Smaller and hotter than the well-known Jalapeno! Bushy plants with abundant, 2 inch long, bullet-shaped fruits. Thin skin, medium-thin walls, and crisp, biting-hot flavor, make this pepper a favorite in fresh salsas or pickled as a snack. These hot peppers also freeze well- superb in flavoring guacamole and chili. For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
   
SPANISH SPICE
This thin walled 7x 1¾ inch gourmet fruit is slightly tapered and turns from green to red when ripe.  A highly productive plant producing mild and spicy peppers.  Adds color and spice to salads and cooked dishes.
   
PEPPER SUN BELLE
SUN BELLE
A beautiful, bright, yellow, big, blocky pepper, that is 4-5” long.  It’s erect, sturdy two foot plants yield an abundant harvest of uniform, three to four lobed peppers with thick, crunchy, sweet flesh.  Perfect for grilling, sautéing or roasting, mix this great yellow pepper with purple and red peppers for a roasted rainbow pepper salad. Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, crushed garlic and salt and pepper to the roasted peppers for this great summer salad
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PEPPER-SUPER-BANANA
SUPER BANANA SUPREME
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
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PEPPER-SUPER-CAYENNE
SUPER CAYENNE
Long Tapered fruit, green turning to red at maturity.  Very hot and perfect for containers.  Adds color to salads and perfect for containers.
   
peppersupercayenne SUPER CAYENNE
Long Tapered fruit, green turning to red at maturity.  Very hot and perfect for containers.  Adds color to salads and perfect for containers. Adds color and flavor to salads and cooked dishes. For best results feed with a liquid or slow release fertilizer.
   

PEPPER SUPER CHILI
SUPER CHILI

SUPER CHILI
A highly productive, semi-compact plant which produces upward facing, cone-shaped fruit with a spicy flavor.  Fruit turns from green to red when ripe.  Adds color and spice to salads and cooked dishes.  The fruits can be used when green and are also great in salsas. 
   

PEPPER SWEET BANANA

SWEET BANANA
These peppers are sweet, long, tapered, yellow and banana-shaped, hence the name. The very productive plant produces fruits that change form pale to deep yellow or orange as they mature. The elongated, 6-inch peppers turn scarlet when fully ripe but stay sweet and mild. Sweet Banana Peppers are a popular garden-variety pepper because the fruit is so versatile. Banana peppers may be fried or sautéed, used raw on relish platters, in salads, sandwiches or stuffed, they are especially good pickled.
   
PEPPER-SWEETY

SWEETY
S weety is considered a miniature pepper, but don’t let their size fool you.  The tapered 4” long peppers 1.5” wide at the crown have thin crunchy walls, start green, and ripen to a glossy red color.  This extremely prolific and compact plant produces some of the sweetest mini peppers to use for stuffing or adding a unique sweetness to salsas.  They are good in salads and great for pickling.  Resistant to TMV

   
TABASCO TABASCO
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. Tabasco Peppers grow equally well in the garden or in pots on your sunny deck or patio.
   

PEPPER THAI HOT

THAI HOT
Thai Hot, also called Thai Chilli Pepper, is a small pepper well known for being extremely hot. Ornamental as well as edible it’s in the top 10 of the hottest peppers. These beautiful, stocky, upright plants form 8-10 inch mounds and have peppers that start out dark green and mature to bright red as they grow 2-3 inches long. Covered with small red and green peppers at the same time, Thai Hot is a festive and unique choice for the garden, patio containers or even an unusual border.
Chef Jeff’s Tip: Use rubber gloves or clean hot peppers under running water to avoid skin burn from the juice.
   

PEPPER VALENCIA

VALENCIA ORANGE
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 use in salads, cut into sticks, savory snacks or cooked in a colorful stir fry. 
   

PEPPER WHOPPER

WHOPPER
One of the most popular peppers of all time! Huge 4 inch fruits are smooth, sweet and full of flavor. The plants are sturdy and vigorous with luxurious foliage. Perfect for mild salsas, salads, or your favorite stuffed pepper dish.
   

WORLD'S HOTTEST PEPPER
This is “The World’s Hottest Pepper” that you can easily cultivate at home.  It is more than twice as hot as the standard Habanero Pepper.  The fiercely hot, wrinkled fruit tapers to a blunt point and turns from green to red when ripe.  The pungent hot aroma will explode like fireworks in your mouth when you take a bite.  These 1½ inch long and 1 inch wide peppers create intense heat in salsas, marinades, salads, cooked dishes or when making your own hot sauces.  This exclusive variety of Caribbean Red Hot Pepper grows to a height of 2-3 feet and has a heat index of more than 445,000 Scoville units.
Chef Jeff’s Tip: Use rubber gloves or clean hot peppers under running water to avoid skin burn from the juice.
   
Pepper Yellow Bell YELLOW BELL
Large yellow pepper with thick walled, glossy fruit in abundance that is great for roasting.  Adds color and flavor to salads and cooked dishes.
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PEPPER-YUMMY-SNACK

PEPPER YUMMY SNACKING (Galore tag)
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

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.

   
  POTATO
POTATO FINGERLING

Russian Banana Yellow Fingerlings
Russian Banana Yellow Fingerlings produce banana shaped tubers with creamy yellow flesh and light yellow-brown skin.  The long slender potatoes are low in starch and rend to hold their shape; perfect for potato salads or scalloped potatoes, steamed, or oven roasted.
Plant potatoes in well-drained, deep loose fertile soil and water them regularly.  With very three inches the plant grows mound more soil around the sides of the plant, this protects tubers from sunlight which can cause them to turn green and become toxic. Stop adding soil when flowers appear.  Potatoes are ready to harvest when top of the plants have died off.  Harvest carefully by hand, brush off soil, but do not wash until ready to use, it shortens their storage life.  Store in a cool dry place.

   
POTATO REDGOLD

Redskin Gourmet Red Gold
Red Gold is a medium sized potato with light red skin and a delicate yellow flesh and great texture.  Perfect steamed, boiled, baked, fried, mashed, roasted or any way you cook it.
Plant potatoes in well-drained, deep, loose fertile soil and water them regularly.  With very three inches the plant grows mound more soil around the sides of the plant, this protects tubers from sunlight which can cause tubers to turn green and become toxic. Stop adding soil when flowers appear.  Potatoes are ready to harvest when top of the plants have died off.  Harvest carefully by hand, brush off soil, but do not wash until ready to use, it shortens their storage life.  Store in a cool dry place.

   
SWEET POTATO

SWEET POTATO
Dark, red-orange, almost rose colored skin with sweet and meaty orange flesh, and has a sugary aroma that fills your kitchen whenever these tubers are cooking.  This Sweet Potato produces a nice yield of baking size potatoes that are high in vitamins A and C and other nutrients. 

   

 

PUMPKIN

PUMPKIN BIG MAX

BIG MAX
Grow prize winning pumpkins in your garden! This variety produces pumpkins that weigh up to 100 pounds and are up to 70 inches around. Unlike some big pumpkins that are just big blobs, Big Max has smooth, light orange skin and is perfect for Halloween carving or other holiday decorations. The pumpkin flesh is 3-4 inches thick making it excellent for canning or making delicious pies. Give this big guy a lot of space in your garden. Cut these large BIG MAX pumpkins from vines with pruning shears, leaving 3 to 4 inches of the stem.
Chef Jeff’s Tip: To achieve maximum size, grow one pumpkin per vine and water and fertilize regularly.
   

CARVING
Magic lantern will make your garden look like a pumpkin patch. The dark orange fruit with a contrasting green handle has a slightly upright shape and medium ribbing. The strong compact vine produces a large 16-24 pound pumpkin. I always look forward to carving my Magic Lantern for Halloween and your family will also enjoy watching this plant produce that special carving pumpkin. This variety is easy to care for and grows vigorously with very high yield potential.
   
Cinderella CINDERELLA
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
   
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CINDERELLA
Robust vigorous vines produce 5-7 glowing red orange 16-18 inch pumpkins. Cinderella’s carriage variety has a flattened-round shape like the pumpkin used in the fairy tale for the carriage body and can weigh from 20-35 pounds.  This heavily ribbed pumpkin is not only decorative for fall displays but tasty as well with yellow flesh that has a sweet nutty flavor.  This magical variety can also produce an occasional pale blue pumpkin for a lucky gardener.

   
PUMPKIN-CINDERALLA CINDERELLA’S CARRIAGE    
Robust vigorous vines produce 5-7 glowing red orange 16-18 inch pumpkins. Cinderella’s carriage variety has a flattened-round shape like the pumpkin used in the fairy tale for the carriage body and can weigh from 20-35 pounds.  This heavily ribbed pumpkin is not only decorative for fall displays but tasty as well with yellow flesh that has a sweet nutty flavor.  This magical variety can also produce an occasional pale blue pumpkin for a lucky gardener.
   
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HOWDEN BIGGIE
Howden Biggie combines large size, true  pumpkin shape and beautiful dark orange color. This carving pumpkin weighs in at 35-60 pounds.  It reaches up to 18" wide and up to 26 inches high. The extra thick walls are perfect for creating Jack-O’-Lanterns. Expect great yields with this extra large variety.  The vigorous, long vines need room to grow and form very strong handles.
   

PUMPKIN JACK BE LITTLE

JACK BE LITTLE
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.
   

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MAGIC LATTERN
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

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MYSTIC PLUS

MYSTIC PLUS
A great choice for the classic Jack O’ Lantern this variety also makes a great pumpkin pie.  The rounded, slightly squat, 5-7 lb. deep orange fruits of this cute little pumpkin have strong, sturdy handles and are just the right size for children to carry.  Harvest pumpkins before frost when the rinds are hard and fully colored, and the vines have begun to turn brown.

   

PUMPKIN SPOOKTACULAR

SPOOKTACULAR
A fun addition to my garden and the kids love to watch them grow! These early maturing pumpkins are 3-4 pounds each and are amazingly uniform with each one looking exactly like the next. Spooktacular is a perfectly round, dark orange Jack-O-Lantern shape that makes it terrific for Halloween carving. I also like the fine grained flesh and flavor of this little pumpkin for pies.
   
Windsor

WINDSOR
Unlike traditional pumpkins, Windsor won’t go sprawling across your garden!  Its compact habit makes it perfect for patios and it will keep you supplied with tasty 6” diameter minature fruits all season.  The fruit is held on the side of the stem of this upright plant that grows to height of 20-24 inches.  ‘Windsor’ is more than a great decoration; it makes a great pumpkin pie.

   
  RADISH
RADISH-CHERRY RADISH CHERRY BELLE
ALL AMERICAN SELECTION
Smooth with crisp white flesh, these round ¾-1  inch radishes are easy to grow. Bright cherry red, these radishes add color and crunch to salad or use as a garnish.  This fast growing early season radish keeps well in the refrigerator.
   
RADISH

ROXANNE
All-America Selection 2015.  Roxanne has a vibrant coat of red that does not bleed into the creamy white interior.  The bright red ball grows to a diameter of 1½inches space about that far apart to give it room to grow.  Roxanne is easy to grow and has a distinct pepper flavor and stays firm and crunchy even when oversized.  Unlike other large radishes, Roxanne resists bitterness when in the ground for a long time and can grow even larger.  Roxanne is also a good choice for containers it can be grown in a 4” deep pot.  Remove the top after harvesting or the radish will shrivel.

   

 

RADDICHIO
RADDICHIO
Firm, dark-red and white round heads with a unique tangy taste; radicchio is a must-have vegetable for any salad lover! Added to salads for its rich texture and slightly bitter taste, radicchio is also a colorful garnish on the table or plate, and can be steamed, sautéed, or stir-fried to lend is unique color and flavor to your favorite vegetable or meat dish. Typical of many greens, it prefers cool weather for best performance and flavor.
   
 
RHUBARB
CANADIAN RED RHUBARB
Full of flavor and a good source for Potassium and Vitamin C.  Delicious in pies, sauces, and jams. Harvest stems when they are plump and bright red, and when the leaves are at a mature size.   The leaves of Rhubarb are NOT Edible and should not be consumed.
   
VICTORIA

VICTORIA RHUBARB
This vigorous Heirloom Rhubarb stands out from other varieties with its bright red color and large stems.  The thick stalks are perfect for pies, sauces and preserves.  The tart flavor is great to combine with sweet strawberries.  The skin is tender, requires no peeling and has wonderful flavor and appearance when cooked.  The stalks are crimson red and shade to green on the inside.  This hardy variety requires little care and yields increase every year

   
  SALSARIFIC
SALSARIFIC CILANTRO SALSARIFIC CILANTRO
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!
   
SALSARIFIC PEPPER HABANERO SALSARIFIC PEPPER HABANERO
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!
   
SALSARIFIC PEPPER JALAPENO SALSARIFIC PEPPER JALAPENO
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!
   
SALSARIFIC PEPPER MUCHO NACHO
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!
   
SALSARIFIC PEPPER SALSA  POBLANO SALSARIFIC PEPPER POBLANO
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, 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!
   
SALSARIFIC PEPPER SERRANO SALSARIFIC PEPPER SERRANO
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
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SALSARIFIC PEPPER SUPER CHILI SALSARIFIC PEPPER SUPER CHILI
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!
   
SALSARIFIC PEPPER SALSA ROMA SALSARIFIC SALSA ROMA
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.
   
tomatillo

SALSARIFIC TOMATILLO
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. 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

   
SALSA TRIO
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.
   
SHALLOT
SHALLOT MATADOR
MATADOR
Attractive, 1 1/2 inch bulbs are formed in a cluster with reddish-brown skin.  This is a genuine French variety that can be grown in the same manner as onions.  Their mild flavor is perfect for soups, garnishes, or as a complement to many cooked dishes.  Excellent long storage variety; dry the bulblets well before storing.  Keep shallots moist as they are shallow rooted and benefit from regular watering. 
   

 

SQUASH
Spinache BABY SPINACH
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.

   
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ACORN TABLE ACE
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.
   

 

SQUASH

SQUASH ACORN

ACORN SQUASH
A somewhat oval-shaped winter squash with a ribbed, dark green skin and orange flesh. Acorn Squash is a favorite fall vegetable that is delicious and easy to prepare. The autumn color of the flesh adds a festive touch when served with my Thanksgiving dinner. I prepare the squash by cutting them in half, removing the seeds and baking until the flesh is soft. Served with butter and brown sugar it’s a fall feast! Squash vines can reach 5’ across so leave them plenty of room to spread. Harvest before the first frost. Stores well in a cool well ventilated spot.
   
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ACORN TABLE ACE
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.
   
Squash Buckingham

BUCKINGHAM
A dwarf bush zucchini that is great for small gardens or containers.  This space saving plant produces high yields of sweet, golden, summer squash that is best picked when small about 6-7 inches long.  The attractive dark green foliage and large yellow flowers are an added bonus.  Compact 18 inch plant with high yields thrive in sunny patio containers.  I recommend this variety to gardeners who think they don’t have room to grow summer squash.
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SQUASH BUTTERNUT

BUTTERNUT
This popular winter squash is 8-10 inches long with creamy-tan skin and a sweet, nutty flavor.  Uniform fruits with heavy yields store longer in Winter.  Use in soups, puree for pies and side dishes or cube and add to stews.   Water well in dry weather and fertilize with liquid or slow release plant food for best results. 
   

SQUASH BUTTERNUT WALTHAM

BUTTERNUT WALTHAM
(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.

   
Celi_Sqush CELEBRATION
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
   
FLYING SAUCER FLYING SAUCER
This summer squash looks just like its name – a flying saucer!  The fun, star-like shape with radiating points and multi-color pattern is irresistible to kids.  It has a semi-bush growth habit and is amoung the easiest vegetables to grow.  This summer squash offers a creamy, buttery texture that I find mixes well with tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, cheeses and fresh herbs.  Pick the fruits when they are about 2” in diameter and prepare like any summer squash: steam, bake roast, stuff, sauté or grill. 
   

PATTY PAN
(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 and plant 20" apart in rows that are 24" apart. 
   
PETERPAN PETER PAN
An 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 and fertilize with liquid or slow release plant food for best results.
   

SQUASH SPAGHETTI

SPAGHETTI SQUASH
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. 
   

SQUASH SUNBURST

SUNBURST
(AAS)  All American Selection. A squash as beautiful as it is tasty. This bright yellow scallopini with dark green coloring on both ends has an exquisite mild buttery flavor. This squash is delicious sautéed, grilled or even raw with your favorite dip or in a salad. It can be picked from baby size up to 6-8 inches across without losing its tender, buttery flavor. Delicious and colorful Sunburst is the earliest and most productive of the yellow scallopini.
   

SQUASH SUNDANCE

SUNDANCE
Bright yellow, crook neck type, summer squash that is prolific and easy to grow. Sundance Squash is an F1 hybrid that is extra productive, smooth skinned and delicious tasting. Tender and attractive fruits are produced all summer long and are best when picked young and immature. This squash is delicious fresh in salads, fried, steamed, baked or boiled. I like to serve the colorful slices raw with a dip for a quick summer appetizer. Pick when only a few inches long – yield is tremendous, all season long.
   
SQUASH-SUNNY-DELIGHT SUNNY DELIGHT
Tasty, versatile and beautiful describe this light butter yellow color scallop type squash.  The delicate buttery flavor is delicious sautéed, grilled or even raw with your favorite dip or in a salad.  Harvest the squash when they are young and tender about 2 ½ to 3 inches across for best flavor.   Plants are semi bush with an open habit making the flat scalloped squash easy to harvest.
   
SQUASH YELLOW SUMMER SQUASH YELLOW SUMMER
Smooth skinned, butter yellow summer squash that grows from 6-10 inches long by 3 inches wide.  Vigorous bush plants perform well.  Slice freshly picked squash with skin on and mix with green skinned zucchini, stir fry in olive oil and garlic for an easy and appealing summer side dish.  I enjoy this colorful combination all season long.
   

SQUASH YELLOW STRAIGHTNECK SQUASH-YELL-STRAIGHTNECK

SQUASH YELLOW STRAIGHTNECK
Smooth skinned, butter yellow colored squash that can grow to 6-10 inches long and 3 inches wide.  Great in stir-fries or as a side dish. 012024-2912.
   

SQUASH YELLOW SUMMER

SQUASH YELLOW SUMMER
Smooth skinned, butter yellow summer squash that grows from 6-10 inches long by 3 inches wide. Vigorous bush plants perform well. Slice freshly picked squash with skin on and mix with green skinned zucchini, stir fry in olive and garlic for an easy and appealing summer side dish. I enjoy this colorful combination all season long
   

SQUASH YELLOWNECK SUPERSETT

YELLOWNECK SUPERSETT
(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.

 

   
ZUCCHINI
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.
   
SQUASH ZUCCHINI ARISTOCRAT

ZUCCHINI ARISTOCRAT
All Americian Selection. Aristocrat is truly a noble addition to anyone's squash garden.  Fruits are glossy dark green, smooth, straight and cylindrical with creamy-white, tasty flesh that is meltingly tender throughout their growth. This high yielding variety grows as an upright, open bush making the fruits easy to see and easy to harvest. Pick when 7 to 8 inches long for peak flavor.  A great summer treat grilled and brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with a little grated parmesan cheese. 

   

SQUASH ZUCCHINI GOLDEN

ZUCCHINI GOLDEN
A colorful addition to my stir fry dishes this squash also looks and tastes great sautéed with green zucchini. The bright gold cylindrical fruit is a nice contrast to the usual squash colors. Not quite as productive as the green varieties but with excellent taste that makes up for it. 3-4 feet tall bushes produce tasty squash with a creamy white interior.
   
SQUASH ZUCCHINI GOLD RUSH
ZUCCHINI GOLD RUSH
A colorful addition to my stir fry dishes this squash also looks and tastes great sautéed with green zucchini.  The bright gold cylindrical fruit is a nice contrast to the usual squash colors.  Not as productive as the green varieties but has an excellent taste that bakes up for that.  3-4 feet tall bushes produce tasty squash with a creamy white interior
   
Z_Spine ZUCCHINI SPINELESS PERFECTION
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
   

 

STRAWBERRY

ALL STAR
The name of this strawberry says it all. It is an Allstar and is the best of the best. Allstar produces a good crop of large sweet berries in June. I enjoy eating the glossy, firm berry right out of the garden.. The large berries are also excellent for freezing so you can enjoy the great taste all year.  The plants are vigorous and numerous runners provide for a nice yield.

   
STRAWBERRY-BENTON

BENTON
Named after Benton County where O.S.U. is located in Corvallis, Oregon. It is an easy to grow June bearing variety that ripens later in June than most varieties. The large, uniform, bright red fruit is very flavorful and keeps well.  It is great eaten fresh and makes a good freezer berry.  'Benton' strawberry is now a popular variety with gardeners because it does well with little irrigation.  Benton is recommended for all parts of the Pacific Northwest. More drought resistant than Rainier. Virus tolerant. Also tolerant to Red Stele.

   
BERRIES GALORE
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.   
   
cabot CABOT STRAWBERRIES
Fragaria x ananassa ‘Cabot’ PP16,971
Here is the best-tasting big berry to use for dipping in chocolate.  The extra-large berries are loaded with sweet, juicy flavor.  Cabot produces heavy, consistent yields of medium-firm fruits that are wide and richly colored.  This June Bearing strawberry produces one large crop of fruit each year in mid-June to early July. 
Use this berry fresh in desserts, smoothies, syrups, or as a garnish.  Plant it in a patch by itself or in rows bordering a flower, vegetable, or herb garden.  Grow it in hanging baskets, barrels, grow-bags, or patio pots.  When planted in the ground, apply 2-4” of weed free straw mulch in mid to late November for winter protection.
Cabot thrives in full sun with well-drained, loamy soil.  It is hardy in Zones 4-7.  Disease Resistance: red stele.
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CHANDLER
Chandler is a June bearer of brilliant colored berries with excellent flavor. The medium to large sized berries are moderately firm, juicy and great tasting. These plants begin producing early and last well into the season. Chandler is a heavy producer of berries that are excellent to eat and freeze well. I often serve fresh berries as a healthy dessert; they are second only to blueberries in antioxidant content and have more vitamin C than any other berry.

   
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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.
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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.
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EVERBEARING
As one Chef Jeff’s Selections, I produce juicy, sweet fruit in June and for many months to follow.  Use my delicious, fresh fruit in desserts, juices, jams, syrups, snack or garnishes.   I am ideal for container, hanging baskets and the home garden.

   
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
   

FERN
Fern is a day neutral variety of strawberry and produces during the first season it is planted, and steadily produces strawberries throughout the summer. Day neutral plants yield a lot more berries than other types of strawberry plants. Fern produces large, very firm and very sweet berries. Good for fresh eating, preserves, and freezing.

   
FRESCA FRESCA 
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
   
honeoye HONEOYE
This Chef Jeff Selection produces juicy, sweet fruit in June and for many months to follow.  Use my delicious, fresh fruit in desserts, juices, jams, syrups, snacks or garnishes.  Use the delicious, fresh fruits in desserts, juices, jams syrups as a garnish, or dip in chocolate.  Plant in a patch by itself or use to border a flower, vegetable, or herb garden.  For small space gardens, grow in hanging baskets, window boxes, barrels, or pots on the patio.  Honeoye thrives in full sun in rich well-drained soil. 
   

HOOD
June bearing Hood Strawberry is a Pacific Northwest Favorite. The berries are large, bright red, firm, pleasantly flavored and easy to cap. Hood is known best as a fine preserve and jam berry. It is nice for eating fresh but has a poor texture for freezing. The fruit ripens mid season and bears the entire crop over a short period.

   
STRAWBERRY-HULA STRAWBERRY HULABERRY
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.
   
JUNE BEARING
Produces juicy sweet fruit in June and for many months to follow.  Use the delicious, fresh fruits in desserts, juices, syrups, snacks or garnishes.  Ideal for containers, hanging baskets and the home garden.

Old Fashioned Strawberry Jam
2 Quarts Crushed Strawberries
3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
6 cups of Sugar
Add Lemon Juice and sugar to Strawberries, bring slowly to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves.  Cook rapidly until thick (about 30 minutes) and stir often to prevent sticking.  When thickened, skim off foam with a slotted spoon and ladle into hot, sterilized jars; leave ¼ inch space at top of jar and fasten lid.  Process in boiling water for 10 minutes. .
   

OZARK BEAUTY
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.

   
reliance PUGET RELIANCE
Reliance is an early Strawberry bred by Washington State University.  A vigorous plant that has high yields of large bright red berries with pale red to red internal color.  The fruit is large and conical in shape and is usually among the earliest of the local strawberries to ripen.  These berries have good firmness but tender skin, uniform shape, and good flavor.  Great to eat fresh or use for jams.
   

PUGET SUMMER
June Bearing
Extend your season with this new variety.  Puget Summer is a vigorous plant that produces large, firm berries with excellent flavor and good yields. The very sweet, full strawberry flavor of this late season variety makes it a great choice for Northwest gardeners. It has a berry larger than Totem. Because Puget Summer ripens early to mid-July it will still be producing strongly well after the Hoods have had their season.  Strong fruit stalks keep the fruit in the leaf canopy  and off the ground reducing incidence of fruit rot without fungicides. It’s a good choice for eating fresh or making jam.

   

QUINAULT
A great tasting, everbearing strawberry plant that produces from June until frost. Quinault produces large berries up to 2 inches in diameter. The tasty berries are wonderful for eating fresh or preserving. I enjoy these sweet berries as a delicious healthy snack. The berries are also good for tarts, pies and jams. Quinault is a vigorous plant and numerous runners provide for a nice yield.

   
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QUINAULT
This Chef Jeff Selection produces juicy, sweet fruit in June and for many months to follow.  Use my delicious, fresh fruit in desserts, juices, jams, syrups, snacks or garnishes.  Use the delicious, fresh fruits in desserts, juices, jams syrups as a garnish, or dip in chocolate.  Plant in a patch by itself or use to border a flower, vegetable, or herb garden.  For small space gardens, grow in hanging baskets, window boxes, barrels, or pots on the patio.  Quinault thrives in full sun in rich well-drained soil. 

   

SEASCAPE
An outstanding variety, Seascape produces high quality, very sweet, round, evenly shaped fruit with an excellent berry flavor. A day neutral strawberry, it has a long season from June to October and produces high yields. Seascape is early ripening and is also one of the most reliable producers in the fall.  Produces fewer runners than the spring bearing varieties.  The tasty berries are firm and attractive. Each cluster produces a king sized berry that is ideal for dipping in chocolate.

   

SHUKSAN
A popular Oregon variety, Shuksan produces large, glossy, bright red berries with slightly indented yellowish red seeds. This June bearing strawberry plant is large, very vigorous and produces runners freely. Shuksan is winter hardy and tolerates alkaline soils better than any other variety. The berry is medium firm with meaty flesh and good flavor. An excellent choice for freezing and preserves. It is good eaten fresh.

   

TILLAMOOK
June Bearing
This high yielding strawberry plant was developed for Pacific Northwest gardens and named after the Tillamook Indian tribe that lived along the Pacific coast on Tillamook Bay. The berries are bright-red in color similar to 'Totem'  very firm and have a very good fresh flavor. Open plants make these easy to pick berries because the large ripe fruit are visible in the canopy.  Sweet, attractive high quality berries that are good fresh or preserved will make Tillamook a garden favorite.

   

TOTEM
Totem is one of the most popular strawberry varieties in Oregon. An early June bearing variety that was developed in Canada and is especially suited to the Northwest climate. It is relatively winter hardy and will do well in the coldest climate a strawberry can tolerate. The berries are firm, cone shaped and bright red with bright red interior color, and wonderfully sweet. These large, attractive berries cap easily and are a good choice for freezing. They are also great eaten fresh.

   

TRIBUTE
Tribute’s medium to large, firm fruit has made it a popular day-neutral variety. Before other berries set fruit, they must have lots of light over long days. Tribute blooms and sets fruit without regard to the length of days and nights, and continues fruit production from June until frost. The berries have bright red skin, firm and light to medium flesh. The firm, flavorful fruit is best eaten fresh. It has an acidic but pleasant flavor and is good even without sugar. Very disease resistant and vigorous with good runner production.

   

TRISTAR
This large, heavily productive, flavorful ‘day neutral’ berry is loaded with fruit the first season. Day neutral berries are unaffected by day length so this variety continues fruit production from June until frost. Tri Star produces berries with firm, glossy, deep red skin with solid medium red flesh and great flavor. A great choice for planters and hanging baskets. Imagine a basket with beautiful white star-shaped flowers and cascades of delicious red fruit hanging all around the sides. Excellent either eaten fresh or a good choice for freezing.

   

WORLDS BEST STRAWBERRY
Strawberries announce the arrival of summer, and this exceptionally sweet and flavorful strawberry thrives in summer heat and humidity. Vigorous plants with beautiful green leaves and creamy white flowers produce up to 2 pints of delicious juicy red fruits loaded with sweet flavor. Berries are ripe and ready to be picked when plump and deep red color. Eat immediately for a fresh, juicy taste not found in stores bought berries. The versatile Eversweet strawberries are great for pies, jams, jellies and my all-time favorite-Strawberry Shortcake.


   
 
TOMATILLO
TOMATILLO
TOMATILLO TOMO VERDE
With its fruity lemon and tomato flavor, the tomatillo can be added raw to salads or used in salsas, sauces, guacamole, and other Mexican cuisine. 2-3 oz fruits grow within a husk to mature to a light green and yellow color outside with a white, meaty inside. They are ripe when the paper-like husks turns brown and breaks open. Remove outer husk and wash thoroughly before using. Excellent source of Vitamins A and C.
 
TOMATO
TOMATO 444

444
After growing this meaty tomato in my own garden, I can vouch for its excellent disease resistance and heat tolerance! This plant has large, juicy red fruits that are perfect for slicing on salads and sandwiches. I also use the tasty fruits in my home made sauces, and cooked dishes. The smooth, round tomatoes ripen uniformly and are extremely productive.
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TOM-AMISH-PASTE
AMISH PASTE
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.
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ANNA RUSSIAN
A family heirloom variety reported to have been brought to Oregon by a Russian immigrant generations ago. Pinkish-red heart-shaped fruit are large, early and juicy with outstanding flavor and weigh a pound. This deliciously sweet tomato grows in clusters of two on hardy vines. I like the superb rich old fashioned tomato taste.
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TOMATO-APRICOT APRICOT DREAM
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.
   
TOM-ARKANSAS-TRAVELER

ARKANSAS TRAVELER
As “Everyone’s favorite tomato”, this pre-1900’s variety has incredibly delicious, creamy, mild fruit.  It produces an abundance of 6-8 ounce, round, baseball-sized pink-red fruits.  I think this tomato may well be one of the best all-around varieties for the home garden – use it for canning, drying, slicing, in salsas, cooked dishes, or eating fresh!  Arkansas is blemish-free, tolerates high heat and humidity, and is resistant to cracking and disease.
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TOMATO-AUNT-RUBY'S-GERMAN-GREE
AUNT RUBY'S GERMAN GREEN
Generations of garners have delighted in the flavorful fruit and unique color of heirloom tomatoes!  This outstanding green tomato ripens to a pale green with a tint of yellow and has pink blush underneath that extends inside the flesh.  Aunt Ruby’s German Green originates from Germany and is a family heirloom tomato, meaning the seeds have been passed down through several generations.  Gourmet restaurants across the country feature this large, 12-16 ounce beefsteak with a sweet yet spicy flavor that is refreshingly delicious!  Use in soups, salads, sauces, cooked dishes and on sandwiches for a lush, vine ripened, sun-warmed, juicy, and ready to burst flavor!  This old-fashioned indeterminate variety will need a stake or a tomato tower for support.

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TOMATO-BEEFMASTER

BEEFMASTER
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).
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TOMATO BEEFSTEAK

BEEFSTEAK
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
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TOMATO BEEFY BOY
BEEFY BOY
Gigantic size and gigantic taste!  This sweet meaty tomato grows to 12-16 ounces.  Deep red, round, smooth fruit ripens uniformly on the vine. A great choice for sandwiches and salads since this tomato has more solids and less gel than other varieties. Cage or stake this main-season variety to support all of its bounty.  Beefy Boy is tolerant of Stemphylium and resistant to Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt races 1 and 2, and Tobacco Mosaic Virus.
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TOMATO BETTER BOY

BETTER BOY
(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.
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TOMATO BETTER BUSH

BETTER BUSH
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.
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TOMATO BIG BEEF

BIG BEEF
(AAS)  All American Selection. A great beefsteak tomato that has old-time tomato flavor. I can’t help but think about a BLT or a burger when picking my Big Beefs. This is an All-American Selections award winner that will win your vote with its extra heavy yields of 10-12 ounce fruit. The nice red firm fruit ripens early for its size and the plants bear freely even under adverse growing conditions.
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TOMATO BIG BOY

BIG BOY
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.
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TOMATO BIG ZAC

BIG ZAC
Grow record breaking sized tomatoes! A good flavored meaty tomato that can grow up to 6 pounds each. Tomatoes turn glossy red when mature. Use one giant slice of this tasty tomato and your sandwich will be complete. An excellent tomato in every respect, you’ll love it for its quality and its size. Try growing the biggest prize winning tomato you will ever see.
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TOMATO BLACK
BLACK
The seed for this Russian heirloom tomato comes from a seed saver in the former Soviet Union. I enjoy the flavor – a complex blend of sugar and acid. It is one of the sweetest tomatoes I have tasted in this size. The very dark red fruit is 3-5 inches, thin-skinned and has a soft flesh. This tomato is smooth with a juicy texture and holds together for slicing. Wonderful tomatoes from a very vigorous plant.
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Black Cherry BLACK CHERRY
This is the first true black cherry tomato.  It isn’t a plum tomato but a perfectly round cherry with black tomato flavor, sweet, rich, and complex.  Black Cherry is irresistibly delicious and a unique addition to your garden and tomato collection.  Tall plants produce an abundance of fruit all season long.  Stake plant to increase yields.  Indeterminate
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BLACK KRIM
BLACK KRIM
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. 
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BLACK PRINCE
This is one of the most popular and favored black tomatoes.  The 3 to 4 ounce, globe-shaped fruits are crack resistant with very dark red skin.  The tender, juicy fruits have a flesh color that ranges from dark red to chestnut brown. Black Prince, a true Siberian tomato, grows well in cooler climates with a flavor that is deliciously different from other tomatoes.  I use the unique color in my salads and the rich flavor in my cooked dishes and salsas. This is the perfect size tomato for patio gardens
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BOX CAR
BOXCAR WILLY
I am proud to say this delicious tomato is an heirloom variety from the U.S.A. and is said to be named after the legendary country singer, Willie Nelson.  Box Car Willie boasts good, old-fashioned flavor with a smooth, red color and dark orange undertones.  The extremely juicy, medium-large 10-16 ounce fruits are perfect for using fresh in salsas, salsas, or for slicing.  It produces high yields over a long season and has good resistance to disease and cracking.

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TOMATO BRADLEY PINK
BRADLEY PINK
This smooth southern favorite known as the “world’s best tasting tomato” has been around for generations.  Grown for its pastel color, tenderness and juicy flavor this prime eating tomato has inspired its own annual festival in Bradley, AK!  The fruits ripen in clusters of 7-10 and ripen at the same time on large strong plants making this an ideal variety for canning and freezing.  Also a great complement to salads, soups and hot dishes. 
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BRANDYWINE
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.
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Bush Champion
BUSH CHAMPION
My neighbor introduced me to this fantastic patio tomato with meaty and flavorful fruit.  The compact plants are 24 inches tall with good yields of 8 to 12 ounce tomatoes.  It is a great choice for people with limited garden space.  At home I like to complement the juicy tomato slices with fresh basil and parsley from my garden.  This tomato is a great addition to cooked dishes, salads, and soups.  It is also superb on sandwiches, hamburgers, and for pickling.  Tomatoes keep their flavor and texture when stored in a cool, dry location; do not refrigerate.
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BUSH GOLIATH
I grow Bush Goliath in containers on my patio.  It is one of the best early patio tomatoes around with flavorful meat and sweet tomato taste.  It has been specially developed for people with limited garden space.  The huge 3-4 inch red tomatoes produce good yields consistently through summer until frost.  The plants are compact and grow to 3 ½ feet tall.  Add tomatoes to cooked dishes, salads, and soups.  They are superb sliced on sandwiches and hamburgers.  When cooking at home I like using thinly sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese sprinkled with olive oil and chopped basil, for a simple and delicious treat.  Tomatoes keep their flavor and texture when stored in a cool, dry location; do not refrigerate. 
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TOMATO-BUSH-EARLY-GIRL

TOMATO BUSH EARLY GIRL
Bush Early Girl produces 6-7 ounce extra large, extra early tomatoes.  The tasty red fruits are bigger than Early Girl’s measuring nearly 4 inches across on compact 18 inch tall plants.  This tomato is perfect for small space gardens or in containers on the patio.  Water well in warm weather and apply liquid or slow release fertilizer for best results.
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TOMATO CARNIVAL
CARNIVAL
An impressive early ripening variety with outstanding flavor, yield and disease resistance.  Carnival ripens evenly with meaty fruits and few seeds. I find the large, 8 ounce fruits are excellent for slicing on sandwiches and burgers. I also use the tasty fruits in my home made salads, sauces, and cooked dishes. The short compact vines produce earlier than Celebrity and have good protective foliage with vigorous growth.
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CASPIAN
CASPIAN PINK
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.
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TOMATO CELEBRITY

CELEBRITY
(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. 
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TOMATO CHAMPION
CHAMPION
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-size slicking tomatoes to mature.  Multiple disease resistance (VFNT) 
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TOMATO-CHELLO
CHELLO
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.   
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CHEROKEE PURPLE
CHEROKEE PURPLE
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.
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TOMATO CHERRY

CHERRY
Short, stocky plant producing cherry tomatoes that are 1 inch in diameter and weigh 1-3 ounces. The juicy, meaty fruit flavor is wonderful when eaten as a snack or added to salads. This plant begins early in the season and just keeps going. Indeterminate. Resistant to Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium Wilt Race 1.
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TOMATO-CHERRY-BETTER-BUSH

CHERRY BETTER BUSH
If you have a small garden or only space for containers this cherry tomato is for you. The short stocky plant produces cherry tomatoes that are 1 inch in diameter and weigh 1-3 ounces each. I like the flavor of this juicy and meaty fruit and eat it as a snack or add it to salads. This plant begins early in the season and just keeps going.
   
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CHRISTMAS GRAPE
My kids love these grape tomatoes as they are the perfect size for popping into your mouth like candy!  Christmas Grape has 1” grape-shaped fruits that turn a brilliant red when ripe and grow in clusters of 10 or 20.  You will enjoy a bountiful harvest of super-sweet tomato flavor and firm texture with this tasty treat.  It is excellent for salads and as a kid-friendly, finger food snack.  Add this tomato to cooked dishes and soups.  Tomatoes keep their flavor and texture when stored in a cool, dry location; do not refrigerate.
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TOMATO DOROTHY’S DELIGHT

DOROTHY’S DELIGHT
Available only at Al’s Garden Center in Oregon, this variety is so special that they harvest the seed by hand from Dorothy’s garden for this tomato.  A Roma type tomato it has outstanding taste and texture but is more flavorful than a Roma and the fruit is twice the size.  Great used for slicing and salads and also perfect for your homemade sauce.  It has been a favorite in Dorothy’s garden for many years and it will become your favorite too.
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TOMATO EARLY GIRL

EARLY GIRL
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.
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TOMATO-FIRST-PIK
TOMATO FIRST PIK
If you are looking to plant an early producing, compact tomato for small space gardens or patio pots on your deck, this is the tomato I would recommend for you!  First Pik is a heavy and early producer of medium size fruit with lush growth and dark red, meaty flesh.  It is great for an early start to your homemade salads, sandwiches, soups, cooked dishes, and canning.
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TOMATO FOURTH OF JULY

FOURTH OF JULY
Strong vigorous plants produce an abundance of fruit that is ready to harvest about 49 days after transplanting to your garden, just in time for the Fourth of July.  The bright red fruits average 3-4 ounces all season long with great consistency and flavor.  The sweet, juicy tomatoes are good producers, so I can generally pick several at a time for my salads and cooked dishes.  I find these tomatoes are also great for freezing and their size makes it easy – just quarter and put in a freezer bag. 
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TOMATO GOLDEN BOY
GOLDEN BOY
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. 
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TOMATO GRAPE

GRAPE
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.
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GREEN_ZEBRA
GREEN ZEBRA
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
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HEALTH KICK
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.
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HEARTLAND HEARTLAND
Home gardeners love the excellent performance and flavor of this meaty tomato.  Dwarf and compact, the vines may only reach 3-4 feet, but don’t let that fool you, as Heartland abundantly produces large, 6-8 ounce fruit all season long.  This tomato is perfect for small space gardening.  Use in salads, sandwiches, hot dishes, soups and sauces.  Disease resistance: VFN
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homer

HOMELY HOMER
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.
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TOMATO-HOMESLICE HOMESLICE
Homeslice is the perfect size slicing tomatoes on a compact plant.  This vigorous plant produces heavy yields of exceptionally tasty, bright red 5-6 ounce tomatoes that make beautiful slices for sandwiches and burgers.  This 18-24 inch tall plant is perfect for small gardens or patio containers.  Water well in warm weather and apply liquid or slow release fertilizer for best results.
   

TOMATO HUSKY RED CHERRY

HUSKY RED CHERRY
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.
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INDEPENDENCE INDEPENDENCE DAY
This early producing tomato will be one of the first to ripen in time for your barbecue and Independence Day celebration- just 49 days from transplant to harvest.  Strong vigorous plants supply bright red fruits that average 3-4 ounces all season long with great consistency and flavor.  The sweet, juicy tomatoes produce an abundance of fruit so you can pick several at a time for salads and cooked dishes.
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TOM-INDIGO INDIGO ROSE
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.
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jersey JERSEY TOMATO - RAMAPO
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.
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TOMATO JET STAR

JET STAR
This popular home garden variety has large, 8oz, firm, meaty fruit with sweet flavor and good disease resistance.  Perfect on hamburgers and sandwiches, in salads, hot dishes, soups, sauces for canning, or just eating a plate of fresh, sliced tomatoes.  Bite into a taste of summer with this high yielding fresh garden tomato!  Low acidity. 
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TOMATO-JET-STAR

TOMATO JET STAR
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.
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TOMATO-JOLLY
JOLLY
All American Selection (AAS) winner for 2001

This vigorous plant produces pink cherry tomatoes shaped with a distinctive point, like a tear drop.  The 1 ½ ounce petite fruits grow in clusters of 9 to 14 with a sweet, absolutely delicious flavor that will delight all gardeners.  My wife and kids love to add this pretty tomato to our homemade salads.  It also makes a kid-friendly after school snack or a healthy lunch box idea.
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GOLDEN JUBILEE

 

JUBILEE GOLDEN
(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
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TOMATO-JULIET

JULIET
(AAS)  All American Selection.  If you love "grape" tomatoes but don’t like the prices for these tasty treats, grow your own and discover how much more flavor you can get fresh from the vine. Juliet is an award-winning variety with heavy yields of sweet, true red, 1-ounce oblong fruits. The glossy red, 1 inch long grape-like fruit are produced in large clusters on long vigorous vines. They grow in clusters like grapes too.  Tomatoes are very sweet and perfect for salads and gourmet dishes. Excellent disease resistance and will withstand cracking.
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TOMATO LARGE CHERRY

LARGE CHERRY
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.

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TOMATO-LA-ROMA

LA ROMA
La Roma is my fruit of choice for canning, making sauces, homemade tomato paste, and ketchup. This classic plum tomato is very dense with meaty, nearly seedless 2½ – 3 inch pear-shaped fruit.  It produces heavy yields on compact, uniform plants that are perfect for small space gardens or in containers on the patio.
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TOMATO-LEGEND

LEGEND
Bred and released by Dr. Jim Baggett at Oregon State University, ’Legends’ sets fairly large fruit under the cool maritime conditions of the Pacific Northwest, and has strong resistance against the late blight fungus. An early variety that produces large 8 ounce average tomatoes that are round, glossy red and with flavor that is a blend of sugars and acids. These red meaty tomatoes are excellent for cooking, canning, or simply as a slicing tomato with very few seeds. Maturity 68 days average. Determinate. Prune sparingly and use strong stakes as fruit average 8 ounces.
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TOMATO LEMON BOY
LEMON BOY
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
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TOMATO-MARGLOBE
MARGLOBE
'Marglobe' was first developed in 1917 from a cross between 'Marvel' and 'Globe'.  ‘Marglobe' has been in demand for several generations while many other varieties have come and gone.
Large fruits are globe shaped, smooth and bright red right to the stem. The very sweet and thick-walled tomatoes average 8 to 10 ounces each. Plants are stocky, vigorous, heavy producers and have excellent disease tolerance. Vine growth is uniform and provides good protection from sun scald. Tolerant to Fusarium Wilt.
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MORTGAGE

MORTGAGE LIFTER
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.
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TOMATO MOUNTAIN PRIDE
MOUNTAIN PRIDE
As the oldest child my mother always took me with her to work in the garden and I remember planting Mountain Pride tomatoes by her side.  The vigorous vines produce loads of 8 ounce fruits that ripen uniformly with robust flavor.  Many proclaim this to be the best tomato they’ve ever had! It is a large beefsteak variety that is perfect for hamburgers, cooked dishes and salads. Disease Resistance: VFFASt & Crack Resistant
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MR STRIPEY HEAD

MR STRIPEY
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. 
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OLDGERMAN

OLD GERMAN
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!
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TOMATO ORANGE OXHEART

ORANGE OXHEART
Orange Oxheart is a large, heart-shaped tomato with the golden-yellow color of an early sunrise.  This Virginia family heirloom stands out as an old canning favorite with its meatiness and intensely aromatic, pure summertime flavor.  I like to use this 1 pound tomato for a colorful presentation in salsas, salads, cooked dishes, and for slicing.
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TOMATO OREGON SPRING

OREGON SPRING
This tomato was developed by Oregon State University for cool weather. Their research shows that Oregon Spring will produce incredibly early yields of 4 inch, 6 ounce oval tomatoes. It can be planted outside a month before your last frost date and given no protection except on frosty nights. Its compact vines require little or no staking. The fruit is bright red, slightly flattened and lusciously sweet and juicy. Oregon Spring tomatoes are meaty and have very few seeds, making them an excellent choice for making ketchup and sauce, as well as for slicing for salads or sandwiches.
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TOMATO-PATIO

PATIO
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!
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TOMATO PIK

PIK RED
A great tomato choice for the small garden. This is one of my favorite tomatoes to plant in a container. Nice sized 6-7 ounce tomatoes are produced on compact, sturdy plants. These firm, juicy tomatoes are great for slicing and adding to a sandwich. It is early maturing so you can be the first to show off fresh from the garden tomatoes. Provide support by staking or caging.
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PINEAPPLE
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.
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TOMATO-PINK-GIRL

PINK GIRL
 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.
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TOMATO-RAPUNZEL RAPUNZEL
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
   
TOMATO-RED-CHERRY
RED CHERRY
From talking with gardeners in my neighborhood and at local farmers markets, this is an extremely popular tomato!  The small, sweet, cherry-like fruits are deliciously sweet and can be enjoyed as a snack or whole on salads.  They grow in large clusters on strong disease resistant vines.
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TOMATO ROMA PLUM

ROMA PLUM
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. 
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TOMATO RUTGERS SELECT
RUTGERS SELECT
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. 
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sir speedy

SIR SPEEDY
Sir Speedy is a great new early tomato with medium size 4 to 6 ounce tomatoes that will likely be among the first of the season!  Even though this plant starts to bear a large crop of fruit early, it does continue to bear throughout the season. This variety is juicy and tender with full tomato flavor.  The compact, vigorous plants are perfect for planting in the garden or in pots on your patio.  I use this tomato to get a head start on my summertime cooked dishes, salads, salsas, sauces, and for canning.  This season see if you can be the first in your neighborhood to enjoy fresh tomatoes from the garden! 
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TOMATO SOLAR FIRE

SOLAR FIRE
Solar fire, named for its tolerance to heat, is a tomato that can set fruit at warm temperatures. The plant produces medium to large-sized fruit about 6 ounces each on medium vines that don’t require pruning. Each vine bears a lot of firm red fruit. I like this tomato fresh or in salads. Because of the firm texture of Solar Fire I find it works really well on bruschetta.
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STEAKHOUSE STEAKHOUSE™
Steakhouse™ is the perfect tomato to grow to create this easy and delicious summer salad recipe.  Strong fines produce mammoth yields of 12 to 16 ounce, deep red meaty fruits.  Add the thick hearty flavor of this tomato to all of your traditional cooked dishes, salads and soups.  You’ll even find one large slice is perfect on your sandwiches and hamburgers. Disease Resistance: VF1F2T
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2 large Steakhouse™ tomatoes sliced thick
2 lg. sweet onions sliced thin
Alternate slice of onions and tomatoes on a plate.  Sprinkle with salt and fresh finely chopped basil.  Pour vinegar and oil dressing over tomatoes.  Chill before serving.
   

TOMATO STUPICE

STUPICE
This is an extremely early, cold tolerant tomato from Czechoslovakia. This variety has become a garden favorite for its earliness, productivity and wonderful taste. Fruits are sugary sweet and weigh 1-2 ounces each.  These sweet and juicy fruits grow on compact vines and are glossy red.  Stupice has extremely high yields. In test gardens plants produced an average of 87 fruits per plant.
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SUGARBERRY
The awesome flavor of this golden cherry tomato is like eating a piece of candy!  Incredibly sweet, Sugarberry has a brix (sugar content) reading of 10, about as high as you can go.  This tomato averages ½ ounce in weight with vigorous vines that continually produce hundreds of fruits all season.  Although thin-skinned, the fruits won’t split open when ripe.  These tomatoes are so good I pick them in the garden for an unbeatable summer snack.  This may be the sweetest golden cherry tomato ever!
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SUGARY
SUGARY
All America Selection (AAS) Winner
Sugary has it all - super-sweet flavor, a fun shape and huge yields on plants that keep growing all season!  This 2005 AAS winner has a super-high sugar content and fascinating fruits with pointed ends that look as if a regular cherry tomato has been stretched out.  The ultra high sugar content (9.5 BRIX), dark reddish-pink color, and great flavor will make anyone a tomato lover.  A bowl of these on my picnic table is better than candy.  This may be the sweetest red cherry tomato yet!

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TOMATO-SUN-DRIED SUNDRIED TOMATO
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. 
   
SUNSETfALLS SUNSET FALLS
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. 
   
SUNRAY SUN RAY
Tasty bite-sized cherry type yellow tomatoes that are sweet and juicy.  Grown in large clusters, these tomatoes are perfect for salads, or simply off the vine. 
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TOMATO-SUN-SUGAR

SUN SUGAR
Try this golden cherry tomato for a great summer snack. Incredibly sweet, Sun Sugar has a brix reading of 10, about as high as you can go. It’s almost like eating a piece of candy! The flavor is awesome and they are continually productive all season. Tomatoes average ½ ounce in weight, and the vigorous vines produce hundreds of fruit. Although thin-skinned, they don’t crack open when ripe. These tomatoes are so good I eat them as I pick them in the garden.
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sungold

SUNGOLD YELLOW CHERRY
Once you taste the sweet tropical flavor of this bite sized fruit you will always want to keep them in your garden. The bright tangerine-orange fruits are borne in large clusters. The flavor develops early, so this little tomato is great for snacking a week before full mature, when it becomes very sweet and delicious. The exotic taste has made this one of my favorite snacks.
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TOMATO SUPERFANTASTIC

SUPERFANTASTIC
This outstanding early tomato has improved disease resistance and produces high yields continuously until frost. It is smooth, solid, and meaty, with a delicious flavor and 8-10 ounce red fruits. I use this variety for slicing on hamburgers and sandwiches because of the large, perfectly formed fruits.
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TOMATO SUPER MARZANO

SUPER MARZANO
This great tomato has very few seeds and is high in pectin making it one of my favorite tomatoes for sauces and pastes. The large red pear shaped 5 inch tomatoes feature a high sugar content and rich flavor. The tall, indeterminate plants are quite disease resistant, meaning healthy plants in your garden all summer long, loaded with bright red fruit.
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TOMATO SUPER SWEET 100

SUPER SWEET 100
Bursting with sugar flavor this tomato is not only tasty but good for you too.  These bite sized cherry tomatoes are super sweet and are extra high in Vitamin C.  The bright 1 inch globes add a special  tang and color to my summer salads and are great right off the vine.  The fruits are produced in long clusters, each branch producing more than 100 fruits right up to frost.  Super Sweet 100 Hybrid  us a rare treat that is also one of the most nutritious tomatoes available anywhere.
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TOMATO SWEET 100
SWEET 100
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!
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SWEET BABY GIRL SWEET BABY GIRL
Sweet Baby Girl was bred with extra sugars and a meatier, heartier flavor than other cherry tomatoes.  It produces incredible harvests of perfectly red, uncracked cherry tomatoes bursting with fresh flavor on space saving manageable 3-5 feet tall plants.  Tomatoes are ½ to 1 ounce in long clusters of vines that produce all season.  Indeterminate, Resistant to tobacco mosaic virus.
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TOMATO SWEET CHELSEA CHERRY

SWEET CHELSEA CHERRY
There is nothing that says “it came from my garden” better than the simple cherry tomato, you will have plenty to share with your neighbors. Huge 6 foot vines yield loads of super sweet thin skinned fruit. These tomatoes are large, well rounded and weigh about 1 ounce each. Because this plant bears fruit right up until frost I can snack on them into the fall. The flesh is very firm, thick and sweet and they are low acid making them an excellent addition to salads.
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TOMATO-SWEET-CLUSTER
SWEET CLUSTER
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.
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SWEET N' NEAT CHERRY RED SWEET N' NEAT CHERRY RED
Dwarf, compact branching, 12-18 inch plant produces masses of tasty round 1 inch scarlet fruit throughout the season.  Good crop of tasty 1 inch 1 ounce cherry tomatoes that are big in flavor.  This variety is an excellent choice for patio containers.  For better yields a small stake might be needed in the container.  Determinate
   
SWEET N' NEAT CHERRY YELLOW SWEET N' NEAT CHERRY YELLOW
A dwarf, compact branching, 12-18 inch plant that is a good choice for a patio container.  Sweet ‘n’ Neat was bread for great tasting 1 inch 1 ounce fruits.  The sweet yellow cherry shaped fruit is just right for popping in your mouth right from the plant.  For better yields a small stake might be needed in the container.  Determinate
   
TALLADEGA TALLADEGA
This tomato was developed for the southeast US Growing regions to tolerate spring and fall heat.  It is a very productive, strong, medium-tall plant that produces globe shaped fruit with slightly ribbed shoulders.  Deep red beef-steak type tomatoes reach 8 ounces or more.  The hearty flavor and dense flesh make this a great slicing tomato.  Disease resistance: VFFTSWV
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TIGER
A Russian tiger striped variety that is delicious and productive. Tiger’s vigorous vines bear lots of colorful fruit with a very complex flavor that is sharp and sweet. The beautiful 2 inch fruit has orange-red skin with yellow-green stripes. I think this is the tastiest of the striped varieties. It’s a great addition to salads or sandwiches. Indeterminate.
   

TOMATOBERRY

TOMATOBERRY™
Solanum lycopersicum
Tomatoberry™ has broad shoulders, tapering to a blunt point, giving it a unique strawberry-like shape!  This new tomato variety has a sweet and juicy tast that is different from other tomato flavors.  The fruits are only one inch high and wide with soft skin and a meaty, firm texture.  Tomatoberry™ yields up to 30 beautiful deep red tomatoes on multiple grape-like clusters.  It produces freely all summer long and has quickly become a family favorite in my home in salads, as a garnish or a delectable treat straight from the vine
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TOMATOES GALORE™ CHERRY
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.
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GALORE_ROMA TOMATOES GALORE™ ROMA
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.   014079-1226
   
TOMATOES GALORE™ SLICER
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.
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Tomato Galore Yellow TOMATOES GALORE™ YELLOW CHERRY
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.
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tumbler

TUMBLER
Tumbler is especially good for hanging baskets it was developed to cascade over the edge of the basket but it will also do well in a pot on the patio.  Exceptionally sweet, 1¼ inch diameter, cherry tomatoes ripen early.  This is one of the best tomatoes for hanging baskets and containers.  This great plant can produce up to 6 pounds of sweet, bright red cherry tomatoes.
Disease Resistance: Fusarium Wilt (F)
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TUMBLING TOM
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.
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TOMATO-TOP-GUN

TOP GUN
Top Gun produces top quality 7-8 ounce fruit that ripens firm. The fruit turns a brilliant red and has an excellent acid balance and sweet flavor. A heat tolerant tomato Top Gun will set fruit in hot weather so you will get a better crop yield. Grow this tomato on the ground or on short stakes or wires. A great tomato for eating off the vine or adding to your favorite salad.
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Tumbling Tom

TUMBLING TOM
A truly trailing tomato with compact foliage that cascades to 20 inches over the side of hanging baskets and is loaded with luscious cherry sized tomatoes.  A unique tomato ideal for small spaces, 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. 
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TOMATO VIVA ITALIA

VIVA ITALIA
A zesty tomato great for my Italian sauces. This blocky pear shaped tomato is packed with thick flavorful flesh and a minimum of seeds. This tomato is not only excellent for peeling and canning, but delicious for flesh eating and they are high in natural sugars which is rare in this type of tomato. Since it is earlier than most other paste varieties I can get a head start on my sauce making and canning. Don’t forget to plant it with some of my Italian herbs for the ideal tomato sauce. Disease Resistance: V1F2NASBSt.
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TOMATO WHOPPER

WHOPPER
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.
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TOMATO WILLIAMETTE

WILLIAMETTE
Developed by W.A. Frazier of Oregon State University especially for the gardens of the Northwest. Williamette is a dependable ripener on its way to becoming a favorite Heirloom. Vigorous plants produce good yields of three to seven ounce, globe shaped, red fruits. This is a great slicing tomato with low acid and lots of flavor. Disease Resistance: F1, V
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TOMATO WI 55
WISCONSIN 55
This old-time favorite was bred by J.C. Walker of the University of Wisconsin in the 1940’s and thrives in a wide range of growing conditions.  It is a widely grown tomato that is considered ideal for home gardeners with nicely shaped ½ pound fruit. Wisconsin 55 is my favorite early slicing tomato with great flavor and lots of sweetness in every bite.  I plant it every year to use in my cooked dishes, on salads and sandwiches, and is good for canning. 
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Worlds Largest Tomato

WORLD'S LARGEST
World Record Holder!
‘Delicious’
The name of this grand tomato also describes the taste – Delicious!  This gigantic tomato currently holds the world record for being the largest tomato ever grown!  The red fruits are often more than 2 pounds with smooth, solid flesh and a rich, fruity flavor that ends with a tangy tomato zing!  This tomato has tiny seed cavities and is crack resistant.  It is excellent for slicing, salads, tomato juice, and canning.  The aroma of this tomato is heavenly. 
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TOMATO YELLOW PEAR

YELLOW PEAR
This unique heirloom cherry tomato from the late 1800’s is a beautiful golden color and shaped exactly like a tiny pear.  The vigorous vines produce abundant bite-size fruits that are very popular in home gardens with their mild, tangy flavor.   Every year my kids ask me to plant this delicious tomato in our garden.  I have even heard it referred to as “garden candy”.  I use this tomato to add color to salads and salsas, or in summer party appetizers.
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TOMATO YELLOW PLUM
YELLOW PLUM
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.
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  GRAFTED TOMATO
  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.  
   
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BLACK KRIM GRAFTED TOMATO
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.
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graftedbeefsteak

BEEFSTEAK GRAFTED TOMATO
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.
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GraftedBandywinePink

BRANDYWINE PINK GRAFTED TOMATO
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.
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graftedCherokee

CHEROKEE PURPLE GRAFTED TOMATO
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.
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MORTGAGE LIFTER GRAFTED TOMATO
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.
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mrstripey

MR. STRIPEY GRAFTED TOMATO
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.
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graftedSanMarzano

SAN MARZANO GRAFTED TOMATO
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.
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graftedSunSugar

SUN SUGAR GRAFTED TOMATO
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.
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  TURNIP
TURNIP

TURNIP
Grow this tasty vegetable for greens or the bulb like root.  Turnip greens are a little more pungent than collards and can be cut and will grow back for multiple harvests.  Plant 6 inches apart and thin as necessary to allow bulbs to mature to size you wish.  Pull mature bulbs before they become woody and before first frost.

   
   
  WATERMELON

WATERMELON CRIMSON SWEET

CRIMSON SWEET WATERMELON
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.  Fertilize with liquid or slow release plant food for best results. 
   

WATERMELON SUGAR BABY

SUGAR BABY WATERMELON
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.
   

Watermelon

WATERMELON
Thick, green skin with sweet, juicy pink and red flesh.  Great chilled, juiced, or in salads.  Needs plenty of room to spread.
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WATERMELON WHOPPER
WHOPPER
Bigger, heavier and sweeter!  Succulent bright red flesh and a thin, strong, glossy rind.  Large yields.
   
  ASIAN MADE EASY™
  Asian Inspired Collection
 

Vegetables in my Asian Made Easy™ 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.

   
ASIAN-CHINESE-LONG-BEAN

CHINESE LONG BEAN
This vigorous climbing vine produces long pods ranging from 14-30 inches.  The crisp, tender delicious pods hang in pairs and are best picked around 18 inches long.  Check the plants every day in warm weather because the beans grow very quickly; they grow slower in mild, cool weather.  The flavor of the stringless pods are more like an asparagus/bean cross instad of a pure green bean.  Cut into shorter sections and cook like regular beans but they are tastier sautéed or stir fried.

   
DWARF-CHOY-SUM

DWARF CHOY SUM (Baby Bok Choy)
Baby Choy Sum stems leaves and flowers buds are great in stir fires and other cooked dishes.  The dark green, wrinkled leaves with thick white stems have great flavor and texture.  Pick this bite size Bok Choy at 3-4 inches and use whole for an interesting addition to salads.  This beautiful miniature Bok Choy grows quickly and can be harvested in about 40 days.

   
GREEN-STALK-BOK-CHOY GREEN STALK BABY BOK CHOY
This fast growing vegetable has tender green leaves and crispy green stems.  Baby Bok Choy is easy to grow, delicious, nutritious and easy to cook.  It has excellent flavor, texture and size and is becoming one of the most popular vegetables used in Oriental cooking.  Baby Bok Choy is great for stir fries, cooked with Asian spices or try it sautéed with Rosemary and garlic.  
   
ASIAN-EDAMAME EDAMAME
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.
   
g GAI LAN (KAILAAN)
Chinese Kale has glossy, blue green leaves with crisp and thick stems.  Easy to grow and good in stir fries it produces tender juicy stems that resemble broccoli rabe.  The small stems and flowers are sweeter and more tender than broccoli.  After the first cutting of the main stem, the plant will grow many branches for additional harvest. 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.
   
lemon-grass

LEMON GRASS
A wonderful lemon-scented grass used regularly in Thai and Vietnamese cooking.  The flavor can be described as “lemony with hints of ginger.” A long thick grass with leaves at the top and a solid portion several inches long at the root end, lemon grass is a culinary delight.  To harvest, slice a stalk off near the root, peel back the outer layers and chop the white part as you would a scallion, and add to soups, sauces or stews.  You can also use the sturdier stalks as skewers when you grill, or chop the leaves into tea or soups.  Lemon grass can reach about four feet in height, and has a beautiful, full growth habit, providing a wonderful accent for your garden. 

   
NAPA

NAPA CABBAGE
A compact, delicately flavored cabbage, Napa is traditionally pickled as in kimchee.  Milder than common cabbage the wrinkled green leaves on light green stalks are wonderful used raw in salads and slaws.  Napa is also great cooked in stir fries, in soups and used in egg rolls.  The leaves are tender, tasty and delicious.

   
SNOW-PEA SNOW PEAS
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
   
thaiDrag PEPPER THAI DRAGON     
Thai Dragon is a spicy hot chile pepper used in Asian dishes.  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  can irritate skin and eyes.  Depending on growing conditions, Thai Dragon  range between 50,000 – 100,000 Scoville Heat Units.
   
  WOK STAR COLLECTION
  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.

WOK-Cuc-Tasty-Jade TASTY JADE
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 EDAMAME
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.
   
JapMill EGGPLANT - JAPANESE MILLIONAIRE
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.
   
SRIRACHA HOT-CHA SRIRACHA
 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
   
WOK-PAK-CHOY PAK CHOY
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.     
   
SNOW-PEA

PEA - OREGON SUGAR POD
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.

   
KUNG-PAO

KUNG PAO PEPPER
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. 

   
DRA PEPPER THAI DRAGON
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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