2014 Spring Flower Fair Vegetables

Beans To Peppers

 

BEANS

Chinese Red Noodle
Yardlong or Asparagus Bean 'Chinese Red Noodle' (Vigna unguiculata)

‘Tokio' Soybean
115 days--Lovely green edamame type on medium-sized, heavily branched plants. Very productive variety, and extremely rare

‘Concador Gold' Bush Bean
This stringless, deep yellow wax bush bean has vigorous vines. Pods are round, straight, 4 to 6" long, tender and meaty. Good for Northern climates. Early, dependable bushes produce white seed with purple-brown eyes.

Fordhook
Fordhook 242 has dense foliage reaching 16"-24".  Pods are thick, meaty and contain 3-5 lima beans. Known for its almost nutty flavor.

‘Marvel of Venice' Italian Heirloom Pole
Climbing French Bean. Yellow pole anellino bean. Roma taste, but has a round pod with an amazing curve to it. Lovely color, taste and texture.

‘Provider' Green Bush, Compact
Provider can be planted earlier than other beans because it germinates well in cool soils. Compact plants are easy to grow and adaptable to diverse soil and climate conditions. Produces 5 1/2" fleshy round pod green beans. Purple seeds.

Henderson's Dwarf Butter
Beans are white with a buttery flavor. Pods are 3 in.

Scarlet Runner Bean
Scarlet flowers against green, heart-shaped foliage. Rapid climbers. Beans are edible and delicious when young. Keep pods picked for continuous bloom.

‘Broad Windsor' Fava Beans
This fava's glossy green pods contain 5-7 oblong, flat, beans.  Fava’s can fix up to an incredible 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre. "Sixty pounds of nitrogen per acre is enough to feed a succeeding crop of beets, carrots, etc. One-hundred pounds will feed corn, lettuce, or squash. Fava's two-hundred pounds of nitrogen per acre is sufficient to grow the heaviest feeders--the Brassica’s."

‘Fortex' Green Pole
Growing to over 11", Fortex produces extra long, round pods. Early and very productive, the beans may be picked at 7" in length for extra slender, "filet" beans. Dark green, firm-textured pods are completely stringless and delicious at all lengths, even after the seeds enlarge. Walnut brown seeds.

Romano Purpiat Bean
60 days. Everything about this purple Romano bean is noteworthy: healthy robust plants, deep violet stems, lilac blossoms, and lustrous purple pods. The 5 inch, flat pods are so tender, crisp, and delicious that we found them irresistible picked fresh from the plant. Cooking the pods turns them a brilliant jade-green with a nearly stringless texture. Remarkably productive plants reach 24 inches tall and tolerate cool, early plantings. Brown seeds.

‘Sunset' Runner Bean
75 days. Sunset has all the best qualities of a runner bean. The gorgeous, uniquely colored, peach-pink blooms appear very early followed by plentiful crops of tasty beans for a long season harvest. The handsome vines reach up to 6 feet and create a fascinating garden centerpiece, especially when showered in blooms. Produces ample yields for freezing or canning. Black seeds.

‘Bush' Lima Bean
Lima Beans (bush) mature more slowly about 10 to 15 days earlier than Pole Lima Beans.

‘Christmas' Lima Bean
The Christmas Lima has a full-bodied, nutty, chestnut taste and the texture of baked potatoes.  It is used in both its mature green state as a shelled Lima for eating fresh, freezing or canning as well as used dried, cooked into stews and casseroles.

‘Concador' French/Filet Bean
This is an excellent freezing and canning snap bean. The plant bears 5" long oval pods containing white seeds.

‘Envy' Soy Bean
Envy is well established as the short-season favorite soybean. The upright, 2' tall plants bear an early crop of bright green beans for "edamame", fresh shelling, or drying. Much earlier but lower yielding, and not as flavorful as Butterbeans. Tan pubescence. Developed by the late Prof. E. M. Meader, Univ. of New Hampshire. A

‘Fortex' Pole Bean
Growing to over 11", Fortex produces extra long, round pods. Early and very productive, the beans may be picked at 7" in length for extra slender, "filet" beans. Dark green, firm-textured pods are completely stringless and delicious at all lengths, even after the seeds enlarge. Walnut brown seeds.

Speckled Cranberry
60-90 days.  These beans were brought from England around 1825.  It produces lots of nearly stringless snap beans at 60 days that can be left to dry for an excellently flavored shelling bean.

‘Sunset' Pole Bean
75 days. Sunset has all the best qualities of a runner bean. The gorgeous, uniquely colored, peach-pink blooms appear very early followed by plentiful crops of tasty beans for a long season harvest. The handsome vines reach up to 6 feet and create a fascinating garden centerpiece, especially when showered in blooms. Produces ample yields for freezing or canning. Black seeds.

BROCCOLI

De Cicco
A traditional variety producing small, 3-4", main heads projected well above the foliage followed by a large yield of side-shoot spears. Nonuniform in maturity, resulting in a long harvest period. Harvest main head when 3" in diameter or less to encourage heavier side-shoot production. For spring or fall production.

Spring Broccoli Raab
The most versatile broccoli raab variety for growing throughout the season. Especially for spring and summer harvest, and overwintering in mild climates. Big plant, relatively late maturity.

Packman
A favorite in our test trials. Produces large, solid heads extremely uniform in size with tight buds. Packman features excellent side-shoot development after the main head is cut for extended harvests. Very tender with a mild flavor. Superb raw or cooked and freezes well.

CABBAGE

Copenhagen
HEIRLOOM - A great open-pollinated variety for home gardeners and direct markets. Round solid heads are somewhat variable in size ranging from 3-4 lbs and 6-8” in diameter with uniform maturity. Compact plants have short stems and sit close to the ground. Heads hold well in the field without splitting. Great for slow cooking, slaws and sauerkraut. (Brassica oleracea)

Dutch Early Flat
85 days. [Pre-1875, possibly pre-1855.] Does well in southern and coastal areas because of its heat resistance. Excellent variety for sauerkraut and the best variety for storage. Heads are large and flat, weighing 6 to 10 lbs., averaging 11 in. diameter with medium core and few outside leaves.

Red Express
Extra-early red.  Compact plants and solid, round, 2-4 lb. heads with good appearance and flavor. Relatively split resistant. Recommended for Northern areas.

CAULIFLOWER

Self Blanch
This cauliflower has self-wrapping leaves which shield the snow-white curds from sun, thus the name Self Blanching Cauliflower.  This allows you time for other chores in the garden as there is no need to tie leaves around the heads.  Remember cauliflower likes cool weather plant seed early spring or fall for best crops.

Snow Crown
The advantages of true hybrid vigor are apparent in the steady yields of uniform 2 lb. heads which are pure white and solid, well-rounded and smooth, and of delicious flavor and texture. Ideal for home gardeners as it matures early and produces heads even under adverse conditions. 1975 AAS Winner.

CELERY

Tango
Tango is similar to Conquistador, but the flavor is better and the stalks are more tender and less fibrous. The plant is also a few inches taller. Tango performs well under less-than-ideal growing conditions such as heat or moisture stress.

Parcel (Leaf Celery)
Leaf Celery Parcel tastes like celery but looks like parsley. Try this great plant for celery flavor without the "impossible to grow" stalks. No strings either! Perfect for flavoring roasts, soups and just about anything else.

COLLARDS

Champion
60 days.  Dark green and large, the cabbage-like leaves retain their eating quality up to 2 weeks longer than other Vates types. Try Champion braised with a touch of olive oil and garlic. Especially good with ham or pork chops.

CUCUMBERS

Poona Kheera
60 days. Creamy, light-green fruits; very delicious flesh, crisp,and juicy. Sweet and mild; one of my favorite varieties. Fruit shaped like a potato, with skin turning brown as they ripen. One of our best varieties that is diseaseresistant and very hardy. Vines produce early and the yield is very heavy. A wonderful heirloom from India

West India Pickler
65 days. (Cucumis anguria) Not a true cucumber, but used much like it. Will not cross with C. sativus. Very beautiful long vines and hundreds of small tasty fruit. Yields better than any cucumber. These are becoming rare. They do great in hot, humid weather. Introduced to the USA in 1793 from Jamaica; it had been pickled and boiled by the Colonists in Jamaica.

Lemon
Pick at 1 1/2-2 1/2" diameter. This versatile cucumber is sweet and flavorful, and doesn't have much of the chemical that makes other cucumbers bitter and hard to digest. Though it's often served raw, it's also a good pickling cucumber. Specialty market salad item. NOTE: Very late to begin bearing.

America slicing marketmore 76
Long, slender, dark green cucumbers. Since 1970 the slender, refined "Marketmore look" has been the standard for slicing cucumbers in the North. 8-9" fruits stay uniformly dark green even under weather stress. Begins bearing late, but picks for a relatively long time.

Northern Pickling
Medium green fruits bear early, and set heavily on short, space-saving vines. Fertilize well and pick frequently at a small size to maintain good color and fruit shape. Developed in Maine. Black spine.

County Fair Hybrid Cucumber
Primarily an all-female pickler, County Fair has the ability to set fruit without a pollinator and will be nearly seedless if kept isolated from other cucumbers. Its sweet, non-bitter flavor and crunchy, firm texture makes it a good slicer also. Very productive with multiple disease resistance and the only cucumber resistant to bacterial wilt.

Diva
You'll enjoy the sweet, non-bitter, crisp fruits of this high-yielding slicing cucumber. Its glossy bright green skins are spineless and very tender, particularly when harvested at 4 to 6 inches. The all-female flowers don't require pollen to set fruit, so yields are higher and fruits are nearly seedless. The 5 to 6 foot vines bear at nearly every node and non-bitter foliage is unattractive to cucumber beetles. Resists scab and has tolerance to powdery and downy mildews. 2002 AAS Winner.

Salad Bush Hybrid (AAS)
Ideally suited for gardeners with limited space, needing only two square feet. Also does well for patio or container gardening and hanging baskets. Attractive dark green, 8 inch cylindrical fruits are tender and crisp. The compact plants have improved disease tolerance. 1988 AAS Winner.

‘Suyo' Cucumber
14inch long oriental, "burpless" cucumber. Fruit is 1 1/2 inches in diameter and deeply grooved. Growing up a trellis will produce a large number of straight cukes though some will curve and twist in the most amazing way. Nice, sweet flavor.

Armenian Yard Long
C. melo, Flexuosus Group 60 days. Called snake melons in the Middle East, this cucumber relative develops slightly ribbed, spineless cucumber-shaped fruit that grow 2-3 feet long and 2 inches in diameter. Burpless and not bitter, these light green delicacies are best eaten when 12-15 inches long. Fruit set well at high temperatures and are straighter if trellised.

Mexican Sour Gherkin
Melothria scabra 75 days. An heirloom that packs a lot of flavor in an adorable, teaspoon-sized treat! These little charmers are like no other, packing a powerful, sweet, cucumber flavor with a tangy, citrus twist. Delicate foliage and fist-fulls of fruit that look like doll-sized watermelons make these plants pretty enough to grow trellised in a flower garden or cascading in a hanging basket. The 1 inch cukettes are terrific tossed in a salad, and the plants are productive enough to have plenty for pickling.

Alibi Treated Pickling
52 to 55 days for full-sized pickles; much sooner for gherkins. For my time and money, there is no finer Cucumber for making sweet gherkins than Alibi. The fruit is absolutely delectable, with a good texture that holds up well for pickling, a perfect shape, and huge yields on space-saving plants.
This fruit reaches 4 inches long if you let it, but it will be more tender and succulent if you pick it much smaller (at about the size of your pinkie). It arises on very compact vines that take up less space in the garden

Armenian Slicing
C. melo, Flexuosus Group 60 days. Called snake melons in the Middle East, this cucumber relative develops slightly ribbed, spineless cucumber-shaped fruit that grow 2-3 feet long and 2 inches in diameter. Burpless and not bitter, these light green delicacies are best eaten when 12-15 inches long. Fruit set well at high temperatures and are straighter if trellised.

Bush Champion
No room for vines? Bush types take one-third the space, so they're great for containers and raised beds. Bush Champion's huge 8 to12" cukes make this our favorite mini. You won't believe the large number of crisp, bright green slicers you'll get from the pint-sized plants. Mosaic resistant and productive. Proven tops for productivity, flavor and wide adaptability

Salad Slicer
This is the highest yielding burpless cucumber we've found yet. The attractive, 10" cukes impart a refreshing, mild taste. Plants are extra- productive because of their huge numbers of female flowers. Disease-resistant.

EGGPLANT

Gretel
Solid white, specialty mini eggplant. 2009 AAS winner! Loads of mini, white-skinned eggplant drip from the branches of this compact plant. The tender, bitter-free fruits should be harvested beginning when they are 3-4" long by 3/4-1 1/4" diameter. A perfect companion to both Hansel and Fairy Tale. Green calyx.

Hansel
2008 AAS winner! Start harvesting the abundant fruits when they are only 3-4" long. The compact, 25-36", plants produce the tender, dark purple fruit in clusters for easy harvesting. Hansel is non-bitter and perfect for grilling or slicing thin onto pizza.

Fairytale
Purple and white mini eggplant. Attractive, 2-4" long by 3/4-1 1/4" diameter, fruits are borne abundantly on compact 18-24" plants. Wonderful flavor with no bitterness and very few seeds. Some fruits may be harvested in clusters. Green calyx. AAS winner.

Thai Long Green
(Green Elephant Tusk) 85 days. Very mild and sweet, the 10-12 inches long, very slender fruit, are a beautiful light-lime green. One of the best tasting eggplants with superb flavor and very tender; good yields on 2-3 feet tall plants. This heirloom from Thailand is becoming popular with gourmet chefs.

Raveena
An uncommon color among eggplants - light green, with a delicious, mild flavor. The long slender fruits hang in clusters on a compact plant, which can be grown in containers with great yields. Harvest as small as 3 inches for extremely tender gourmet fruit or up to 10 inches, which is perfect for 1 serving. This is a thornless plant and very heavy producer that grows well in the North.

Rosa Bianca
Pink and white Italian heirloom. Round, 4-6" long by 5-7" diameter fruit streaked with white and violet. Plump and variably ribbed. Mild, creamy taste. This traditional Italian variety is best adapted to regions with warm nights; in cool areas expect low yields. Green calyx. Organically grown.

Millionare
54 days. Millionaire's extra-early maturity and high productivity will make you feel like you've hit the jackpot. In our summer trials, Millionaire had ripe fruit before many of the other eggplant varieties were even flowering! The healthy, upright plants produce extraordinary harvests of deep purple, slender fruit, 8 inches long. This exquisite Japanese variety is tender and delicious with a minimal seed cavity.

Pingtung Long
70 days. A wonderful eggplant from Ping Tung, Taiwan. Fruits are purple and up to 18 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. This variety is so sweet and tender, superbly delicious! One of the best Chinese eggplants on the market.

Casper
70 days. This delectable ivory-white skinned eggplant is a very early producer of 5-6 inch long fruit. The flesh of this eggplant is snow white, with succulent mushroom-like flavor that is mild and satisfying. Even in northern gardens, Casper's medium sized plants will provide you with lots of fruit.

Black Beauty
As beautiful as it is delicious – the Black Beauty Eggplant (also sometimes referred to as “Imperial Black Beauty”) is the classic heirloom eggplant that has set the standard for over a century. Black beauty will typically yield 4 – 6 fruits per plant. Plant Black Beauty Eggplant seeds indoors or out for a bountiful harvest.

Clara (white)
Unique, large white Italian type. Fruits are 6-7" long by 4-5" diameter. High-yielding plants with early maturation. Green calyx. Avg. 115,000 seeds/lb. Packet:

Dusky
62 days.(F1) Plant produces high yields of 9" long dark purple oval eggplants. Excellent for eggplant parmesan or grilling. Disease Resistant. Plant Height: 30" tall.

Ivory
65 Days. Ivory is a beautiful miniature eggplant that is oval in shape, white skinned and grows to about the size of an egg. Its well-branched plant produces heavy yields of small fruit. The plant also lends itself well to container production.

Little Finger
Very dark violet and abundantly borne on productive plants, Little Fingers matures more slowly than some others, but is well worth the wait. These fruits are moist, never bitter, and full of true eggplant bite. You can let some of them continue to grow on the plant after the harvest date -- they will get larger without losing their fine texture and flavor!

Applegreen
70 days. An early light green eggplant with good yield; very tender and delicious, smooth oval-round fruit growing on small plants. We highly recommend this fine variety!

GREENS

‘Green Wave' Mustard Greens
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.

‘Joi Choi' Pac 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.

Mache or Valerianella Locusta
The ideal winter salad item. This versatile, vigorous, mildew-resistant variety is excellent at a time of year when greens become scarce. Long, oval, glossy green leaves form tight rosettes. Flavor is mild and slightly nutty.

‘Red Giant'  Mustard Greens
Large, purple-tinted leaves. Mild mustard flavor. Larger, later, slightly darker, more narrow-stemmed, and 3-4 days slower bolting than Osaka Purple.

‘Malabar' Spinach
Vigorous climbing vines grow through summer into fall. Glossy, thick, savoyed leaves resemble spinach. Dark green leaves and deep red/purple stems. Mild Swiss chard taste. Use leaves and young stems sparingly in salads or stir-fries. Direct seed 1-2" apart, 1/4" deep, or start indoors and transplant outside after danger of frost. Thin to 6" between plants, rows 12" apart. Provide trellis.

Arugula Roquette
Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa 35 days. This arugula can be sown from early spring through late fall. Frost-hardy and easy to grow. Long, dark green, broad arrow-shaped leaves form a loose, open bunch. Grows 12-18 inches tall before bolting. This salad green has a spicy, distinctive flavor. Not bitter,

‘Ching Chiang' Pac Choi
40 days. This early, dwarf pac choi is a real performer in the home garden. Only 14 inches tall, it is sturdier and stockier than most dwarf pac choi. The smooth, medium green leaves, and thick petioles, have a wonderfully mild flavor, are tender, and have very few strings. Ching-Chiang is tolerant to heat, rain, cold, and dampness, making it a great choice for late summer and fall planting. One of the best for frying and cooking.

Italian Dandelion Rossa
65 days. A colorful twist on this super performing green. Deep, maroon-red stems set off the forest green leaves for a spicy, delightful addition to your mixed green salads. Upright heads keep the 10-12 inch leaves nice and clean.

Malabar Spinach
Basella alba 65 days. Malabar Spinach's heat tolerance makes it a great choice for summer growing. Can grow to 10 feet in warm climates. This unique vine has thick, deep green, 3 inch long by 2 inch wide leaves. Use it stir fried, steamed, boiled, or raw in salads. A good addition to soups, stews, and tofu dishes. Some say the flavor reminds them of beets. The leaves can also be used to make tea.

‘Palla Rossa' Radicchio
Chenopodium capitatum 50 days. A dual purpose plant as both the greens and the bright red berries make a unique addition to a summer salad. The triangular-shaped leaves with toothed margins, add a nice texture and taste and are just as satisfying as the sweet 1/2 inch berries.

Strawberry Spinach
Chenopodium capitatum 50 days. A dual purpose plant as both the greens and the bright red berries make a unique addition to a summer salad. The triangular-shaped leaves with toothed margins, add a nice texture and taste and are just as satisfying as the sweet 1/2 inch berries.

‘Sylvetta Wild' Arugula
Also known as wild rocket. Compared to salad arugula, Sylvetta is slower growing, about half the height, and has yellow flowers. The leaves are also more deeply lobed with a more pungent flavor. Heavily sought after by chefs.

Arugula, 'Wasabi'
Arugula’s tender leaves have a delightfully spicy flavor, and the new cultivar ‘Wasabi’ adds an even more peppery bite. Sow ‘Wasabi’ arugula in early spring in the garden or patio containers; seedlings will pop up in just a few days and grow rapidly in cool conditions. Harvest young leaves frequently and toss them in salads, on pizza, and in any other dish that needs a flavor boost.

 

Mesculin
Mesclun is premixed salad greens. Plant short rows of the mix every week, starting in early spring. As they mature, all varieties are harvested at once and mixed to make the perfect European style salad, providing a variety of taste sensations from sweet to bitter as well as a dramatic appearance.

(Garden) Purslane
Portulaca oleracea var. sativa 50 days. Compared to the wild purslane that many people enjoy in salads, this variety is 4 times the size, much more succulent, and has a very upright growth habit (keeping the leaves clean). It grows 18 inches tall and the juicy tear-shaped leaves are light green. A native of Europe, Garden Purslane is a welcome change of pace for any salad or sandwich. Very high in vitamins and antioxidants. Makes an attractive garnish, too!

Palla Rossa Special Radicchio
Cichorium intybus 85 days. A member of the chicory family, Radicchio is an excellent ingredient to add to a salad mix. Gorgeous dark red leaves and uniform 5-7 inch heads have  that distinctive tangy taste without getting bitter or bolting. A marvelous salad companion, it is an excellent complement in mixed steamed greens, stir-fries, and savory pastries.

Sorrel, French
Rumex scutatus 60 days. Tangy lemon flavor for soups and salads. A member of the Buckwheat family and native to Europe, this variety perennial grows to 18 inches and has medium-green, thick, large spinach-like leaves that easily snap off their succulent stems. Our strain is a highly refined selection, bred for low oxalic acid and an intoxicatingly sharp flavor.

Quick Stir Fry Blend
Great for stir fry. Harvest at baby or teenage stage for a diverse stir fry mix. Market with other popular stir fry items such as scallions and snow peas. This mix includes Green Mustard, Red Mustard, Kale, Tatsoi, and Hon Tsai Tai.

GOURDS

Autumn Wing Gourd (2011)
95 days. Lagenaria siceraria. Plant produces good yields of an assortment of medium size winged, warted pears and other shaped gourds. The gourds are very colorful and make a spectacular display for arts and crafts project. Excellent for painting and making crafts.

Bottleneck Gourd
Large round bottom section connected by a narrow neck to a smaller round upper section. Harvest when the smooth, greenish rind turns white or starts to brown. Dry for durable bottles, birdhouses,

Fuzzy Gourd (Chinese Green)
Small, elongated fruit on low growing vines. Has a shorter shelf life once harvested compared to hard skinned gourds.

KALE

Dinosuar Kale
Organic Lacinato (Dinosaur) - HEIRLOOM Also known as Dinosaur Kale due to its bumpy leaf surface resembling dinosaur skin! This unique variety has the darkest blue-green color of any kale. Our strain has been improved by breeder Frank Morton and has superior vigor, yield and hardiness. (Brassica olceracea )
Days to maturity: 30 days baby, 60 full size

Red Russian
Organic Red Russian - HEIRLOOM -Bright purple stems with slate green, deeply lobed foliage. Leaves are tender and smooth compared with other kales and very sweet. Popular ingredient in baby leaf salad mixes, especially in late summer, or as full size bunches. We are now carrying a new strain of Red Russian that is especially good for baby leaf production with very smooth leaves in its early growth. (Brassica napus) Days to maturity: 21 days baby, 50 full size

 'White Russian'
Striking frosty green foliage and white veining is tasty at any stage due to its tollerance to cool and hot climates. Being the hardiest of kales it is tenderly sweet after the fall weather sets in and extends your garden season. Looks beautiful planted for baby greens with Red Russian Kale for a lovely mixed green salad or for an ornamental edible border in a veggie or flower garden.

KOHLRABI

Kossac
Giant kohlrabi for storage. Kossak will reach a diameter of up to 8", and the interior will still be sweet, delicious, and tender. Peel the woody "skin" prior to cooking. For best quality and storage, harvest when round and about 8" diameter, before it begins to elongate. Kossak will keep in cold storage for up to 4 months.

LETTUCE

Red Sails
A perfect red leaf for full size, teenage or baby leaf. Fast growing leaves have burgundy edges and bright green centers. A former AAS winner due to its fine texture and sweet flavor (doesn't get bitter in summer heat. Doesn't hold up to washing and banding like New Red Fire. Good resistance to bolting.

Red Salad Bowl
Organic Red Salad Bowl - A popular red complement to green Salad Bowl, with an identical habit but with dark red leaves. The darkest red oak leaf variety we carry. Red Salad Bowl is commonly found in standard salad mixes but can also be used for loose leaf heads. Matures early and is very slow to bolt. Grows well in all seasons but color is best in cooler weather. Has shown field tolerance to fall mildews.

Romaine Paris Island
Organic Parris Island Cos - Multi-purpose lettuce commonly used for baby leaf production because of a quick growth rate, but makes an excellent head. Upright, grey-green heads are 8-12” tall and have slightly savoyed leaves. Uniform and medium-slow to bolt. Tolerant to Tip Burn.

Red & Green
A custom mixed palette of Green Oakleaf, Red Oakleaf, Green Romaine, and Red Romaine lettuces. The flavors are equally diverse, from spicy to mild to slightly sweet.

Iceberg
Iceberg is the staple for the popular wedge salad, being able to hold onto heavy creamy dressings much better than softer leaf varieties. Tim Hayward of the Word of Mouth blog describes it as “the lettuce of choice for a greedy fat knacker - it's the salad dodger's salad and thus, it's the one for me”. Boulder produces medium-sized heads with good weight. Icebergs ship and store exceptionally well and will hold in the fridge longer than most other types. Good resistance to Corky Root, Downy Mildew and is strong against Tip Burn. Widely adapted variety best slotted for mid to late spring harvests.

Colla Rossa
A loose leaf lettuce, with a bit more bitterness than other lettuces, but without the full bitter tang of frisée lettuce, chicory or endive. It has soft, ruffled leaves that are a medium-green colour with deep purpley-red tinges on the frilly edges.

Mesclun Mix
Mesclun is premixed salad greens. Plant short rows of the mix every week, starting in early spring. As they mature, all varieties are harvested at once and mixed to make the perfect European style salad, providing a variety of taste sensations from sweet to bitter as well as a dramatic appearance.

Romaine
Tall, upright plants produce long, dense hearts with good flavor. For early or late harvest

MELON

Lambkin
Medium small, oval fruits avg. 3 lbs. with yellow skin with green mottling. Very sweet, aromatic white flesh. Widely grown in Spain. Lambkin is much more widely adapted and earlier than others of this type with excellent uniformity and good yield. For best flavor, harvest when the fruit turns from green to yellowish green and slips from the vine. Melons may also be cut from the vine before slip for better shelf life (up to 7 days) but this will result in slightly less sweet fruits. AAS winner.

Melemon
Melon 'Melemon' F1 2013 AAS Vegetable Award Winner
The earliness, high yield on healthy, strong plants and superior taste all contributed to this melon becoming an AAS Winner. Judges related the taste of this melon to honeydew, but with a surprising and delicious tanginess. A uniform fruit shape makes it perfect for market growers as well as home gardeners. Each personal-sized fruit has refreshing crisp flesh and a unique sweet-tart taste.

'Faerie' Watermelon
2012 AAS Winner! This non-traditional watermelon features a creamy-yellow rind with thin stripes along with sweet, pink-red flesh with high sugar content and crisp texture. The vines are vigorous, yet spread only to 11 feet, so take up less garden space. The slightly oval 7 by 8 inch melons weigh only 4 to 6 pounds each, making them perfect family-size without taking up a lot of refrigerator space. Both home gardeners and professional growers will appreciate this melon's disease and insect tolerance as well as the prolific fruit set that starts just 72 days after sowing the seed.

 'Shiny Boy' Watermelon
75 Days. Shiny Boy caught our eye in our test plots because of its exceptional yield potential, outstanding flesh color, and outstanding flavor and sweetness. Its oblong-shaped fruit have a very attractive green rind with dark green stripes. The 15-17 lb. fruit are produced on vigorous vines that hold up well to variable weather conditions and produce good, early yields. When you cut the fruit open you will be amazed at its deep red colored flesh, crisp texture and wonderful flavor and sweetness. Shiny Boy is best for local roadside and farmers' market sales. Due to its thin rind thickness, it is not recommended for shipping.

 'Honey Rock' American Melon
Honey Rock Melon – or Honey Rock Cantaloupe – is an heirloom variety and former All-America winner. This melon produces unusually large melons that typically weigh as many as 7 pounds each. Very sweet taste.

 'Green Skin' Bitter Melon
70 days.  With it's smooth warts, this Chinese bitter melon grows 8-10 inches long and 3 inches wide.  The leaves and shoots are also edible.  Bitter melon is traditionally eaten in curries, soups or stir fried.  If you soak the flesh in salt water, a lot of the bitter flavor is leached out, making for a much milder vegetable.

Tigger
80 days. A truly animated melon that captured our imaginations and palates. Tigger intrigued us with its unique golden and rusty to red, tiger-like striping that made these little cuties jump out in the field. Each fragrant melon weighs in about 1 pound and opens to reveal pure white flesh for a perfect single serving. Deep, rich, melon flavor without being overly sweet. Large, sprawling plants produce a surprisingly heavy yield of the slightly oblong, baseball-sized fruit.

 'Cream of Saskatchewan' Watermelon
85 days. Citrullus lanatus. Plant produces good yields of 10 lb white watermelons. The watermelons are very sweet and crisp and flavorful. Plant does well in the New England region. A variety from Russia.

 'Moon and Stars' Watermelon
100 days.  Moon & Stars is named for its celestially patterned rind: midnight black with brilliant, golden spangles and one large, lunar spot. Truly a cosmic wonder, the glittering, pinpoint stars spill from the fruit and into a galaxy of deeply lobed, silver-green foliage. Each fruit weighs 6–10 pounds with heavenly sweet, juicy, red flesh. A treasured Russian heirloom from 1910.

Amerique A Chair Verte
This historic heirloom was grown by Thomas Jefferson in 1794. It was offered commercially in the USA in 1824, and it was illustrated in color in France in 1854 in the Vilmorin Album. This wonderful variety has become very rare. The fruit have netted skin and light green flesh that is firm, sweet and highly perfumed. Productive plants can be trained up a trellis.

OKRA

Hill Country Red
South Texas heirloom. Beautiful 6' tall red-stemmed plants produce wide green pods tinged with red. Full of the good okra flavor popular in the hill regions of the south. Excellent pickling variety. 60-70 days.

Clemson Spineless
Introduced by Clemson University; AAS winner in 1939. Still the most popular open-pollinated variety on the market. Vigorous plants grow 3-5' tall. Exceptionally uniform, deep green ribbed and spineless pods are ideally harvested when 3" long. Excellent quality. 50-64 days

ONION

‘King Richard' Leeks
Organic King Richard - Popular leek for summer harvests with long, slender shafts and light green flags, with no hilling necessary. Upright plants are very straight and easy to clean. Mild flavor. Plant for summer or early fall harvests. Tolerant to light frosts. (Allium porrum) Days to maturity: 75 days

Red Zepplin
Widely adapted red storage onion from plants. Medium to large, globe-shaped bulbs with deep red color. Red Zeppelin will store for six months or more under proper conditions. Adaptation: 38°-45° latitude.  Days to Maturity or Bloom:   110

PEPPER

Orange Blaze
All-America Selections is pleased to announce a sweet orange bell pepper as the newest AAS Winner for 2011. Although colored peppers can be difficult to grow, the new AAS Winner 'Orange Blaze' solves that problem. This variety proved itself a winner in AAS Trialing Grounds across North America due to early maturity, sweet flavor and disease resistance. It matured to a beautiful orange color earlier than the comparisons. Expect very sweet flavor at full orange color about 65-70 days from transplant. 'Orange Blaze' produces 3 to 4-inch long fruits about 1 1/2 inches wide with 2-3 lobes. High resistance to diseases Xcv 0-3, 7, 8 -Bacterial Leaf Spot and Tm Po- Tobamovirus ensure a larger harvest. Bred by Seminis/Monsanto..

Bell Boy (AAS)
1967 All-America Selections Winner! 70 days. Capsicum annuum. (F1) Plant produces good yields of sweet bell peppers. Peppers have thick walls and turn from dark green to red when mature. The plant has large leaves that provide the peppers protection from the sun. Disease Resistance: TMV. Plant Height: 24" tall.

Better Bell (AAS)
Better Belles are ready to harvest earlier than other varieties, producing tasty, thick-walled fruit as big as 5 in. (13 cm) across. Compact and vigorous, these plants are high-yielding even when grown in patio pots. The fruit matures from green to deep orange, making an attractive addition to salads and veggie trays.

Black Hungarian
(Capsicum annuum) Tall 3' plants produce abundant yields of 4" long fiery fruits similar in shape to jalapenos, but shiny black ripening to red. Highly ornamental and useful in the kitchen. Green foliage is highlighted by dark purple veins and beautiful purple flowers. Good flavor. 70-80 days from transplant.MEDIUM HOT

Blushing Beauty (AAS)
Blushing Beauty' describes the color changes of this productive sweet bell pepper. On bushy compact plants, peppers gracefully blush from ivory to pink and red as they mature. The thick-walled peppers are sweet at any color. 'Blushing Beauty' peppers can be harvested in about 72-75 days from transplanting. The compact plant reaches a mature height of about 18 inches and is attractive when grown in patio containers. The multiple disease tolerances lengthen plant life for a higher yield of ivory, pink or red sweet peppers.

California Wonder
This is a very large open pollinated variety measuring 4 inches square or more. The flavor is mild and sweet. Color ranges from deep green to crimson when fully mature.

Carmen (AAS)
'Carmen' is an improved sweet pepper with an unusual shape. Most gardeners think of a bell shape when "sweet" peppers are mentioned. Not so any more. 'Carmen' is an Italian bull's horn type which refers to its elongated shape, about 6 inches long. The medium thick flesh is the sweetest when it is ripe red, but 'Carmen' peppers are sweet even when immature or green. One of the improved traits is the earliness to ripe red. Gardeners can look for red peppers about 75 days after transplanting into warm garden soil. The other improved traits are sweet flavor and high yield. The yield of a pepper plant is determined by its adaptability. 'Carmen' proved to be widely adaptable, flowering and setting fruit over a wide temperature range. Like all peppers, 'Carmen' will produce the highest number of peppers when grown in full sun and given proper nutrients and water.

Chocolate Beauty
(Capsicum annuum) Shiny green bell peppers ripen to a gorgeous chocolate brown. Excellent sweet flavor when fully ripe, average flavor when green. Very productive variety for home and market. 70-75 days from transplant. SWEET

Corno di Toro
The traditional favorite in Italy. Long 8-inch tapered, bull-horn shaped golden-yellow peppers are sweet and spicy. They are great fresh or roasted. Large plants yield well. Among the best peppers you can grow and so delicious. Pure Italian seed.

Giant Marconi
'Giant Marconi' is an improved Italian grilling pepper. About 6 to 8 inches long, the tapered green pepper will mature to red on the 30-inch plant. 'Giant Marconi' tastes excellent raw but is best when grilled. It has a memorable sweet, smoky flavor. 'Giant Marconi' was judged best in its class for earliness, yield, pepper size and flavor. Plants are resistant to Potato Virus Y and Tobacco Mosaic Virus, which means the plants tend to live longer for an improved yield. Green peppers can be harvested in about 72 days from transplanting.

Golden Summer
70 days. Capsicum annuum. (F1) Plant produces good yields of 4" long by 4" wide sweet bell peppers. Peppers start out lime-green, then mature to a beautiful sunny gold. Can be used when lime green or sunny gold. Excellent gourmet pepper for salads, stuffing, and cooking.

Hungarian Wax
66 days. Capsicum annuum. Plant produces good yields of 6" long by 1 ½" wide sweet peppers. Peppers turn from light yellow to red when mature. Excellent for sandwiches, salads, and frying.

Keystone Red Giant
80 days to harvest. Keystone Giant Pepper Seeds produce a great pepper for eating fresh or in salads. Large 4.5" x 4" fruit, dark green to red. Thick walled makes it ideal for stufed peppers.

Lady Bell
71 days. Capsicum annuum. (F1) Plant produces good yields of sweet bell peppers. Peppers are very sweet, have thick walls, and turn from green to bright red when mature. Plant has green stems, green leaves, and white flowers. Excellent for salads and stuffing. It is one of the most dependable producers of sweet peppers on the market, even in cooler climates. Suitable for the Northeastern states. Disease Resistant: TMV.

New Ace
The big advantage of this variety is that it sets fruit well in cool weather and thus is a good choice for the North and coastal regions in particular. The fruits are medium in size and flavor is good.

Orange Blaze
68 Days. Although colored peppers can be difficult to grow, the AAS Winner 'Orange Blaze' solves that problem. This variety proved itself a winner in AAS Trialing Grounds across North America due to early maturity, sweet flavor and disease resistance. It matured to a beautiful orange color earlier than the comparisons. Expect very sweet flavor at full orange color about 68 days from transplant. Orange Blaze produces 3 to 4-inch long fruits about 1.5 inches wide with 2-3 lobes. High resistance to Bacterial Leaf Spot (races 0-3, 7, 8) and Tobacco Mosaic Virus.

Pepperoncini
The popular little, thin, pickling pepper. 3-5-inch fruit have a superb flavor and just a little heat. Small plants. This heirloom comes from southern Italy.

Purple Beauty
This open pollinated variety is more than a novelty, a nice thick walled pepper which yields kind of late here, but in the main season in most of the country. The purple color adds a lot to the appeal--a deep, midnight, eggplant purple. Plants are compact and set fruit in both the crown and on the limbs.

Red Beauty
68 days. Capsicum annuum. (F1) Plant produces good yields of long wide sweet bell peppers. Peppers turn from green to red when mature. Excellent for salads, stuffing, gourmet dishes. Disease Resistant: TMV.

Summer Sweet
76 days. Capsicum annuum. (F1) Vigorous plant produces excellent yields of 4" long by 4" wide sweet bell peppers. Peppers turn from green to red when mature. Excellent for salads, frying, and stuffing. Suitable for home garden and market growers. Disease Resistant: Bacterial Leaf Spot Races 1,2, and 3.

Sweet Banana (AAS)
1941 All-America Selections Winner! 65 days. Capsicum annuum. Plant produces high yields of 6" long by 1 ¾" wide banana shaped sweet peppers. Peppers are sweet and turn from bright yellow to red when mature. Most commonly used when yellow. Excellent for salads, frying, pickling, and freezing. Suitable for home garden and market growers. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 592816. A variety from the USA

Red Bull
Red Bull is a blocky four lobed bell pepper with smooth skin and thick walls.  The fruit are large and slightly elongated.  Red Bull's plants are substanial with a strong canopy for excellent fruit protection.

HOT PEPPER

Basket of Fire
A prolific fruiting variety which is dripping with small hot fruits on a compact leafy semi-trailing plant. The fruits mature from deep purple through cream and orange to mature to a bright red. Basket of Fire’s unique plant habit makes it a perfect choice for hanging baskets and containers. The plants have a good tolerance to cooler weather lasting well into the autumn. Harvested fruits are easy to dry as well as being ideal for fresh use. Schoville heat rating approx. 80000shu.

Bhut Jolokia
Plant produces good yields of 2 ½" long by 1" wide by hot peppers. Peppers are extremely hot and turn from green to red when mature. Plant has dark green leaves, green stems, and white flowers. Reported to be measured over 1,000,000 Scoville Units! Said to be the hottest pepper in the world.

Cajun Belle
2010 AAS Winner. Spice is a must with today's cuisine, but not everyone likes the heat turned up. Cajun Belle hits the perfect note-mildly spicy but still sweet, making it the perfect choice to add zing to salsas, salads and stir-fry dishes. Uniform plants reach 24" in width and height, producing plentiful yields of firm-walled fruits that average 3-1/2 to 4" at maturity. Space plants 14 to 18" apart in full sun for best results.

Cayenne Large Thick
Quite hot, thick fleshed fruits, 6" by 3/4". A favorite for using dried, pickled or in sauces. Concentrated sets of fruits - wrinkled, tapered and curved - are pendantly borne on strong upright plants. Ripens from a lustrous dark green to a brilliant scarlet.

Cayenne Purple
Very pungent, 4 to 6" pointed fruits, are thin walled, twisted and slender. can be used at the early stages of development when peppers are just 1" long. Matures from green to purple and when left on the vine will ripen to red. Great when used fresh, pickled and dried. Very ornamental, too.

Cayennetta
2012 AAS Winner! This chili pepper will be a favorite both as a culinary pepper and as an ornamental. The elongated, 3 to 4 inch fruits of green maturing to glossy red have an excellent, mildly spicy flavor that outshone all comparison varieties in the AAS trials. Th well-branched, upright, 24 inch tall plants have good heat and cold tolerance and are incredibly easy to grow, requiring no staking. They are very attractive grown in containers or patio gardens with their prolific display of colorful, cascading fruits that are protected from sun scorch by the dense canopy of foliage. An all-around good choice for both market growers and home gardeners. Length of time to harvest: 69 days from transplant, 97 days from sowing.

Chocolate Habanero
So beautiful. The chocolate-brown, lantern shaped fruit are about 2 inches long, and so ornamental! But don't let the color fool you; these are not candy, but rather flaming-hot fruit that carry a massive 300,000 Scoville units of heat! Hot pepper enthusiasts love the heat and flavor that these chocolate fruit are packed with, but be careful and use in moderation.

Ghost Bhut Jolokia
Also known as Ghost Chile. Named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest pepper in the world, Bhut Jolokia measures over one million units on the Scoville scale. More than a novelty, these orange-red peppers which grow up to 2-1/2 to 3-1/2" long at maturity, can be used to spice up cuisine but should be eaten with extreme caution and kept away from eyes.

Habanero
Hottest pepper in the world. May have originated in Cuba because Habanero means from Havana. Slow to germinate. 1 2 in. fruits ripen from green to orange red to crimson.

Habanero (Red)
Our hottest of all peppers, but much more palatable than the dangerously hot "bhut jolokia" ghost chili pepper. “Habanero” means "from Havana". Habanero and its kin long ago migrated from the Caribbean Islands to Central America where they remain extremely popular today. A close relative of the Jamaican Scotch Bonnet. To complement its searing heat, Habanero has a delicious, pungent, smoky quality unlike any other pepper; many people find its flavor and aroma irresistible in sauces and salsas.

Habanero Orange
(The original strain) Among the very hottest ever measured! Reportedly 1,000 times hotter than Jalapeno! Lantern-shaped, 1" by 1-1/2" pods, with thin, wrinkled light green flesh, ripen to a lovely golden orange. Slow to germinate, and must be grown in warm, moist conditions. A favorite for sauces. High-yielding plants grow 36" tall.

Holy Mole
2007 AAS Winner! Gourmet quality, chocolate brown fruits are bright green at early maturity, then darken to warm brown over the next 2 weeks. A distinctive, but not overly spicy, pepper used as a staple in Mexico's famous Mole sauce and many other dishes. Crunchy fruits can reach 7 to 9" in length and 1-1/2" in width. Sturdy 3 ft. plants produce mutiple harvests. Early crops are most often sliced for toppings and baking, while the dark brown, fully mature fruits can be dried and ground.

Hot Portugal
Very hot, very thin, very red, very glossy - this superb variety doesn't do anything halfway! Elongated, curved fruits on 4 ft. plants grow to 7" or more in length. Can be harvested and used at the green or red stage.

Jalapeno
By far, America's most popular chili. Dark green, turning red at maturity. The dried and smoked Jalapeno is called "Chipotle," which has also become popular. There are several varieties of Jalapeno. While all Jalapenos are relatively mild as far as hot peppers go, this is the Jalapeno "Hot" variety, about 5,000 Scovilles (10,000 when made into Chipotle). Open-pollinated, organically grown seed.

Mariachi
2006 AAS Winner! Delicious, mild, fleshy fruits are low in pungency, with Scovillle readings of just 500 to 600 when grown under non-stressed conditions. Large fruits mature red but are usually harvested yellow. Ready a full 10 days earlier than most other chile types. Delicate gourmet flavor with fruity overtones lends itself well to cooking, grilling, pickling and salads. Widely adaptable, 24" plants set 4" by 2" fruits continually throughout season.

Mucho Nacho
A mucho impressive jalapeno from Mexico, with a big and powerful taste! Jumbo, 4" fruits are fatter, thicker, heavier, a bit hotter, and up to a full inch longer than regular jalapenos and are usually green (they mature red). Plants are vigorous and high yielding, setting heavy loads about a week earlier than is typical of jalapenos.

Poblano
The Poblano is a pepper of many wonderful uses including salsa, grilling, stir fried or stuffed for chile rellenos and substituted in any dish for bell pepper.  It is sweet, but with enough spicy bite to be in the hot pepper category.

Poblano/Ancho
These peppers are called poblanos when fresh and anchos when dried. The plants produce 5 inch by 2 inch green peppers which are not as hot as many peppers. The peppers taper, but are blunt at the end.

Red Cayenne Long Slim
These long, slender, slightly wrinkled, very hot peppers are especially good for pickles, canning and drying. Brilliant, fiery red peppers are no thicker than a pencil. Excellent for chili and homemade salsa. Two-celled fruits start out dark green, and then ripen to a bright red color.

Red Cherry Hot
A beautiful, round hot pepper about 1 1/2 inches in diamater. The thick flesh is sweet but finishes with some heat.  Mature peppers are red.

Serrano
Whether used green or red, this is one very hot pepper! Flavorful peppers are perfect for chili sauce, salsa, hot pepper vinegar and pickles. Vigorous 30" plants are covered with 2" thin-walled fruits.

Serrano Tampiqueno
This very hot pepper is shaped like a large candle flame, 2-3 inches long and less than 1 inch wide. The subtle citrus flavor blends well with cilantro, garlic, lime and mint. Pepper is red at maturity.

Thai Dragon
Chile Peppers F1 Thai Dragon, 3 inch long fiery red pointed very hot Thai chillies plant grows to a height of 140cm. Fruits are early and thin fleshed, heavy cropping up to 200 chillies per plant, widely used in Thai cooking. Green fruits, maturing to red up to 70 fruits per plant, use fresh or dried. Hang the whole plant or trusses upside down for air drying to use throughout the year. RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Tabasco
Originally from Mexico—and taking its name from a Mexican state—this small, very hot pepper's a favorite in the South and East, where the plants can grow tall and are covered with the petite light yellow-green to red fruits. Best known as the pepper that lends the kick to the namesake hot sauce from Avery Island, Louisiana. Harvest about 80 days after transplant.