Spring Flower Fair Vegetables

BEANS


‘Broad Windsor’ Fava Beans
Bush. This fava’s glossy green pods contain 5-7 oblong, flat, beans.

Chinese Red Noodle
Pole. Deep red, 18” pods Long vines produce all summer. 80 days.

Christmas Lima Bean
Pole. The Christmas Lima has a full-bodied, nutty, chestnut taste. It is used in both its mature green state as a shelled Lima for eating fresh.

Concador Gold
Bush. This stringless, deep yellow wax bush pods are round, straight, 4 to 6" long. Produce white seed with purple-brown eyes.

Fordhook
Bush. Early bearing, large seeded.

Fortex
Pole. Grows 7-11" round pods. Early and very productive, Dark green, firm-textured pods are completely stringless.

Runner bean, Golden Sunshine
Pole, Runner. Scarlet flowers above chartreuse foliage. 5-6 foot vines with 6-8 inch pods, for fresh use or preserving. 85 days.

Marvel of Venice
Pole. Heirloom Italian yellow wax bean.

Mascotte
16-18 " compact plants bear long, slender, medium green pods held above the foliage for easy picking. Good for containers.

Provider Green
Bush, Compact. Produces 5 ½" fleshy round pod green beans. Purple seeds.

Romano Purpiat
5 inch, flat purple pods 24" tall plants.

Soybean, Aoyu Edamame
Heirloom edamame type from Japan. Plump, pale green soybeans are produced on small to medium-sized plants. 85-90 days.

Sunset
Pole. Peach-pink blooms and long season harvest. 6 ft vines Produces ample yields for freezing or canning. 75 days.

BROCCOLI


Calabrese Green Sprouting
5”-8” heads and many side shoots. 58-90 days.

De Cicco
Small, 3-4" main heads followed by a large yield of side-shoot spears. 50-70 days.

Marathon
Large, blue-green heads. 75 days.

Packman
8" heads. 57 days.

Purple Sprouting
Purple broccoli sprouts in the spring, cold hardy. 59 days.

CABBAGE


Dutch Early Flat
Excellent variety for sauerkraut and the best variety for storage. Heads weigh 6 to 10 lbs. 11 in. 85 days.

Red Express
8" spacing 2-4 lb red heads. 62 days.

Savoy Ace
Darker deep green color than the original. Cold tolerant. 75 days.

CAULIFLOWER


Snow Crown
7-8 inches across, weighing 1-2 pounds. 50-60 days.

COLLARDS


Champion
Dark green and large, the cabbage-like leaves. Especially good with ham or pork chops. 60 days.

CELERY


Afina Cutting
Foliage has rich aroma and taste, regenerates quickly after cutting. For soups and stews. Both its thin hollow stems and its leaves can be used fresh or dried.

Conquistador
Tall, dark stalks. Early and performs well under heat stress.

Giant Red Selection
Red celery has a richer flavor than the green types.

CUCUMBER


Armenian Slicing
Called snake melons in the Middle East, slightly ribbed, spineless cucumber. Burpless & not bitter. 12-15 inches long 2 inches in diameter. Fruit set well at high temperatures and are straighter if trellised. 60 days.

County Fair Hybrid Cucumber
Nearly seedless if kept isolated from other cucumbers. Sweet, non-bitter flavor and crunchy. Resistant to bacterial wilt.

Diva AAS
Diva produces distinctly tender, crisp, sweet, bitter-free, and seedless cukes. Foliage is nonbitter, resistant to cucumber beetles.

Lemon
Pick at 1 ½-2 ½" diameter. Sweet and flavorful. Served raw or as a pickling cucumber. 65 days.

Marketmore 76
Long, slender, dark green cucumbers. 8-9" begin bearing late, but picks for a relatively long time.

Mexican Sour Gherkin
Heirloom. Tangy, citrus twist. Good for hanging basket. The 1" cukettes. Good for tossed salad & pickling. 75 days.

Northern Pickling
Medium green fruits bear early, and set heavily on short, vines. Pick frequently at a small size. 48 days.

Parisian gherkin AAS
Pick this dark-green French heirloom gherkin. 50 days.

Poona Keera
Sweet golden skin and juicy, crisp texture. 50 days.

Salad Bush Hybrid AAS
Bush types take good for containers. Yields full-sized 8" slicers on tiny plants. High disease resistance.

‘Suyo’ Long
14-inch long oriental, "burpless" cucumber. Fruit is 1 ½ inches in diameter. Growing up a trellis. Nice, sweet flavor.

West India Gherkin
Not a true cucumber, long vines and hundreds of small tasty fruit. High yields. They do great in hot, humid weather. 65 days.

EGGPLANT


Applegreen
early light green eggplant; oval-round fruit on small plants. 70 days. Not available in 2016

Black Beauty
Standard old type. 90 daysNot available in 2016.

Casper
White skinned eggplant is a very early producer of 5-6 inch long fruit with mild flavor on medium sized plants. 70 days.Not available in 2016

Dusky
6-7" glossy black skin and excellent flavor. Classic oval shape, early variety (58 days).Not available in 2016

Fairy Tale, AAS
Purple and white mini eggplant. Attractive, 2-4" long by ¾-1 1/4" diameter, fruits are borne abundantly on compact 18-24" plants. Not available in 2016

Gretel, AAS
3-4 " Ivory fruits makes splendid "baby veggies".

Little Fingers
Dark violet and abundantly borne on productive plants, Little Fingers matures more slowly than some others. Mild flavor.Not available in 2016

Millionare
Deep purple, slender fruit, 8 inches long. Minimal seed cavity. 54 days.

Patio Baby
2-3" diameter 4" long 10 to 24" plant 25+ fruits per plant.

Pink Tong Long
18 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. This variety is so sweet and tender! 70 days.

Rosa Bianca Light Pink
Pink and white Italian heirloom. Round, 4-6" long by 5-7" diameter fruit streaked with white and violet.

Shoya Long
Extra long 10-13 in/25-35 cm purplish-black fruit. 60 days. Not available in 2016

Snowy
White, medium to thick skin and delicate sweet flavor. Fruits 2. 5 x 7” with a green calyx.Not available in 2016

Thai Long Green
Very mild,10-12 inches long, very slender lime green fruits. 2-3 feet tall plants. 85 days.

GREENS


Arugula, Dragon’s Tongue
Wild type with dark red mid-rib. 50 days.

Arugula, Roquette
Frost-hardy. Long, dark green, broad arrow-shaped leaves form a loose, open bunch. 12-18 in. Spicy, distinctive flavor. 35 days.

Arugula, Sylvetta
Wild Arugula. Slower growing, about half the height of salad roquette. The leaves are also more deeply lobed with a more pungent flavor. 30-40 days.

Arugula, ‘Wasabi’
Spicy flavor this arugula adds an even more peppery bite.

Dandelion, Italiko Rossa
Deep maroon 10-12" stems. Add to salads. 65 days.

Fennel, Perfection
Bulbing fennel. 72 days.

Malabar Spinach, Red (Basella Rubra)
Vigorous climbing vines grow through summer into fall. Glossy, thick, savoyed leaves resemble spinach.

Mustard Greens, ‘Green Wave’
Slowest-to-bolt mustard green. Heavily curled, frilly, bright green leaves are great for salad mix or full-size bunches. Mustardy hot taste mellows when cooked. AAS winner.

Mustard Greens, Southern Giant Curled
Large, upright plants with crumpled leaves that have a delicious mustard taste.

Mustard Greens, Red Giant
Large, purple-tinted leaves. Mild mustard flavor.

Pak Choi, Joi Choi
Joy Choi forms a 12–15" tall, broad, heavy plant with dark green leaves and thick, flattened white petioles. Tolerant to heat and cold. Space 10–12" apart.

Pak Choi, Mei Quing
Green stem dwarf, Shanghai. 40-50 days.

Radicchio, Palla Rossa
Dark red leaves and uniform 5-7 inch heads.

Sorrel, French
Rumex scutatus 60 days. Tangy lemon flavor for soups and salads. Low oxalic acid strain.

Spinach, Strawberry
A dual purpose plant as both the greens and the bright red berries make a unique addition to a summer salad.

Sylvetta Wild Arugula
Also known as wild rocket. Slower growing, about half the height, and has yellow flowers. The leaves are also more deeply lobed with a more pungent flavor.

Watercress
Requires moist, humus-rich soil. Harvest when young. 50-60 days.

KALE


Beira
Taste and texture similar to collards. Midribs and stems can be peeled and eaten like celery or included in the soup.Not available in 2016

Blue Curled Scotch
Compact plants yield tender, blue-green, crinkled leaves. Cold-hardy. 56 days.Not available in 2016

Dinosuar Kale
This unique variety has the darkest blue-green color of any kale. 30 days baby, 60 full size.

Dwarf Siberian
Frilly dark green leaves form a cold-tolerant rosette 24 inches in diameter at maturity. 50 days.

Nero di Toscana
The very dark green leaves 2–3" wide 10" long, and have a blistered/crumply appearance. 50 days.

KOHLRABI


Winner
Smooth, light green 3" bulbs.

LETTUCE


Black Seeded Simpson
Light green, curled, tender leaves. 28 days baby, 45 full leaf.

Iceberg
Staple for the popular wedge salad. 85 days.

Radicchio
Dark red leaves and uniform 5–7" heads.

Red Sails
For full size baby leaf. Burgundy edges and bright green centers. Good resistance to bolting.

Salad Bowl
Good for early spring sowings. Grows very rapidly and resists bolting. Frilly, deeply cut leaves frame large, lime-green rosettes. 50 days.

MELON


Cream of Saskatchewan
Sweet cream-colored flesh. 8–10 lb watermelons with a striped, green rind.

Faerie AAS
Creamy rind striped yellow watermelon, pinkish-red flesh. Vines 11 feet long. 7–8 inches, 4–6 pounds.

Green Skin Bitter Melon
Melon with bitter taste used in Asian cooking.

Harvest Moon AAS
Watermelon with sweet, tasty, cream-colored flesh. 80 days.

Melemon
Similar to honeydew, but with tanginess. Crispy texture. 6" and 4 lbs. Ready to pick when the green rind develops chartreuse mottling 70-80 days.

Moon and Stars
Sweet red-fleshed watermelon. The dark green rind has bright yellow spots. Can grow over 40 lbs.

Shiny Boy AAS
Oblong-shaped watermelon. The 15–17 lb. red colored flesh. 75 days.

Superstar
A heavy yielder of 6–8 lb. muskmelons The salmon-colored flesh is thick and smooth. 86 days.

OKRA
Clemson Spineless
Vigorous plants grow 3–5’ tall. Deep green ribbed and spineless pods. Harvest when 3" long. 50-64 days.

Long Horn
Heirloom producing a good yield of light green pods.

ONIONS (& LEEKS)


King Richard’ Leeks
Popular leek for summer harvests with long, slender shafts and light green flags. For summer or early fall harvests. Tolerant to light frosts. 75 days.

Red Zeppelin Onion
4" solidly packed rings of deep red enclosed in a tight skin. 90 days.

Walla Walla Onion
6" Light brown skin with white flesh that is very mild and sweet.

PEPPER, Sweet

 

Better Bell (AAS)
Early harvest, thick-walled 5" fruits. Compact—good for patio pots. The fruit matures from green to deep orange. Not available in 2016

Big Bertha
Hybrid. Extra-large 7" long by 3½" across, turning deep green to red, with full-season fruiting. Grows 20–30".

California Wonder
Green to red. Standard bell. 75 days.

Camelot
Classic green bell. Not available in 2016

Carmen (AAS)
Green to red. Italian bull’s horn type which refers to its elongated shape, about 6 inches long. Sweet italian frying pepper. 75 days Hybrid.

Chocolate Beauty
Green to brown. Excellent sweet flavor when fully ripe. 70-75 days.Not available in 2016

Corno di Toro
Green to red, the fruits—8–10" long and 2½–3” wide at the top—have a sweet, crisp, full-bodied flavor.Not available in 2016

Ethem
Yellow to red. Long straight 8 in jumbo banana. 70 days.Not available in 2016

Giant Marconi AAS
Green to red. Large, tapered fruits are 8" x 3". 72 days.Not available in 2016

Gypsy AAS
Yellow orange to red. For frying or used fresh in salads. Tapered fruits grow 4½" x 2½".Not available in 2016

Keystone Red Giant
Green to red. 3½ x 4 in. Mosaic resistant. Heavy foliage reduces susceptibility to sunscald.

Lady Bell
Green to red hybrid. Sweet, have thick walls, and turn from green to bright red when mature. Disease Resistant: TMV 71 days.

Mama Mia Gallo AAS
Italian Sweet Pepper with bright golden-yellow skin. 85 days.

Marconi Red
Late Italian pepper that yields big 7-inch long tapering fruit; very sweet and great for frying or fresh. 80 days Not available in 2016.

Mohawk
Green to orange. Compact plants good for hanging baskets that spread up to 10" and reach just 8" in height. 4 to 5" fruits are blocky, thick-walled 75 days. Not available in 2016

New Ace
Green to red. Standard bell, early. 65 days.

Orange Bell
A sweet hybrid with a tangerine-orange hue. Used in salsas and salads.

Orange Blaze

Expect very sweet flavor at full orange color about 65-70 days from transplant. An AAS winner

Pepperoncini
The popular, little, thin-walled pickling pepper. 3-5 " mild heat. Small plants. Heirloom.

Pretty 'N' Sweet

A very sweet yet ornmental multi-colored pepper on a compact 18” plant that is attractive to use in ornamental gardens, containers and in the vegetable garden. An AAS winner.

Purple Beauty
Green to Purple. Thick walled. Compact OP. Not available in 2016

Red Bull
Bell pepper with smooth skin and thick walls. The fruit are large and slightly elongated.

Staddons Select
Red, early bell 75 days. Not available in 2016

Sweet Banana
Named for its banana-like shape, this variety bears sweet, mild peppers that mature from yellow, to orange, and then to crimson red. Matures in 75 days.

PEPPER, Hot


Ancho (Poblano)
Used for salsa, grilling, stir fried or stuffed for chile rellenos. Spicy-sweet.

Bhut Jolokia Ghost
Green to red. 2½" long by 1" wide. 1,000,000 Scoville Heat Units. Said to be the hottest pepper in the world.

Black Hungarian
Black-colored fruit that are the shape of a Jalapeno. They are mildly hot.

Cajun Bell AAS
Mildly hot mini-bells. Edible ornamental. 60 days.

Early Jalapeno
Classic jalepeno, extra-large fruit.

Cubanelle
Thin-walled, long, lower water content than other bell peppers. Pick yellow-green for roasting or frying but can also be left to mature when it will turn orange-red. Not available in 2016

Fooled You (Mild Jalapeno)
Very mild jalapeno.

Habanero, Chocolate
Green to brown, ½-inch fruits.

Habanero, Red
Green to red ½-inch fruits ripen from green to orange red to crimson.

Habanero Orange
Green to orange-red.

Holy Mole, AAS
For mole sauce and Not available in 2016other Mexican cuisine. A Pasilla pepper, it is mildly hot at 700 Scoville Heat Units, with a nutty, tangy flavor.

Hot Portugal
6" large hot pepper, medium hot. 65 days.

Hungarian Cheese

Fruits of red, orange and yellow are flattened and round with flutes around the stem end. Unlike other mini-peppers, they have thick walls, so they're ideal for stuffing, canning, pickling or even as little bowls for dips!

Hungarian Hot Wax

Yellow hot pepper with 5 1/2" x 1 1/2" smooth, waxy fruits tapering to a point. Easy to stuff and to peel after roasting.

Jalafuego Jalapeno
Very high yields, 3½ to 4". Not available in 2016

Jalapeno
Dark green to red. 5,000 Scoville Heat Units. Open-pollinated, organically grown seed.

Jamaica Scotch Bonnet
one of the hottest peppers in the world. Scotch Bonnets, also called Jamaican peppers, score right next to Habaneros in terms of heat. Very Hot Pepper! 100000–350000 SHU.
 
Marachi AAS
Green to yellow to red tapering from 2 inches across at the shoulders to 4 inches long Mild spicy 500-600 SHU.

Serrano
Green to red. Flavorful peppers are perfect for chili sauce, salsa, hot pepper vinegar and pickles. Vigorous 30" plants, 2" thin-walled fruits. Heirloom.

Thai Dragon

This popular pepper is a prolific open pollinated variety. The ripe red fruits are 2-3" long and slightly larger than the diameter of a pencil. They have hot to very hot spiciness and dry very easily on the plant or when picked

Thai Red Chili

A hot heirloom chili from Thailand, these peppers are used in almost every dish in old Siam. Small pointed fruit are easy to dry and are bright red in color.

Tabasco
Heirloom with small thin peppers. 2500–5000 SHU. Used in Tabasco sauce. 90 days.

SQUASH, SUMMER (& ZUCCHINI)


Black Beauty Zucchini
3-4’ open bush. 6-8 inches long cylindrical, smooth, dark green, and straight. 60 days.

Bush Baby
Miniature and ready to harvest at 4-6". Medium dark green with stripes. Semi-open plants.

Cocozelle Bush
Heirloom bush 12" In Italy, it is eaten extremely young and picked at 1 to 2 inches long. Good for container planting.

Eight Ball
Dark green, shiny round zucchini. Bush. Harvest at 2-3" diameter.

Gold Rush
Classic yellow zucchini on small plants. 45 days.

Sunburst Patty Pan
Yellow patty pan. Rounded squash with a scallop. Picked tiny, with the blossom still attached, or teacup-size.

Zucchetta Ramp Tromboncino
Heirloom. 5 foot runners. Harvested at 10". Leaving it on the vine can produce variously twisted squash 3 feet long and 6 inches wide. Can be grown up a very strong trellis.

Zucchini, golden delight
Bush. Golden-yellow, straightneck, zucchini-type. Use as a baby vegetable or grow to optimal 7 to 8".

SQUASH, WINTER


Delicata
7-9" long, 3" wide, 1 ½-2 lb. , Dark green longitudinal stripes and flecks. Excellent for stuffing and baking, even right after harvest, requiring no curing.

Hijinks AAS
Hybrid 6- to 7-pound pumpkins offer deep orange color. Powdery mildew resistance 100 days.

Honey Bear AAS
4" round, mini-acorn fruits are just the right size halved for single servings. Weighing just 1-1 1/4 lb. Starchy and sweet flavor.

Pennsylvania Neck Pumpkin
This squash variety is actually a relative of butternut types but with a very long neck. It matures quite late and is a full vining type. It curls when growing and can get 24-30 in. long. 120 Days.

Spaghetti Squash
Bake like squash or boil and fork out the flesh, topping the "spaghetti" with your favorite sauce. 3-5 lb. oblong fruit.

Waltham Butternut
The standard butternut. 9" long, avg. 4-5 lb. The flesh is smooth-textured and has a unique sweet flavor, particularly after 2 months of storage.

SWISS CHARD


Bright Lights AAS
Stems are red, yellow, orange, gold, or white. 60 days.

Lucullus
White 12" tall stalks and crinkled green leaves. 60 days.

Oriole Orange
An all orange selection. 60 days.

Peppermint
Clean white stems with fuchsia streaks. 60 days.

Rhubarb Chard
Purplish stalk and red veined leaves. 60 days.

TOMATILLO (& GROUND CHERRY)


Toma Verde
Early-maturing, large, flat-round green fruits. Use in salsa or Mexican cooking.

Pineapple
Pinapple flavor Plant spread 3 feet across ¾" diameter fruits. They tend to fall from the plant when ripe. Great for preserves and pies.

Purple
¾" purple-tinged fruits borne on 3–4’ tall plants. Fruit typically does not burst through husk when ripe. Sharp flavor preferred by some cooks over other tomatillos. 70-90 days.

Ground cherry, Aunt Molly’s
½–¾" fruits are encased in a papery husk that turns brown when the fruits ripen. used for preserves, pies, over ice cream, or in fresh fruit salads.