- Vegetables and Herbs 2005
describes the different varieties of fresh picked produce that we will
be offering for sale on our cart in the 2005 season. We will also be offering
several of the varieties listed below for sale as plants. See the Plants
section for more information.
Beans Garlic Radish
Canteloupe Lettuce Squash
Bean - Hurricane
quality sweet pods with enormous yield potential. Green pods are 5 1/2
to 6 inches long, round, extra tender and more meaty that other varieties.
Pods have almost no fiber, and are very tender even on the third and fourth
picks when some will be very large diameter beans.
This is one
of the earliest cantaloupes ever, and a prolific producer often yielding
6 to 8 melons per plant. A home gardener's dream! Oval fruit weigh about
2 lbs., have nice corky netting and bright peach, very sweet flesh
The name says
it all. Judged by many to be the sweetest of all carrots. Golden-orange
smooth roots grow 6 to 8 in. long with cylindrical shape and blocky ends.
Very uniform with little or no internal greening. Chock full of beta carotene,
this super-sweet carrot is extra crunchy.
judges throughout North America agreed Diva just might be the best-tasting
cuke on the planet. Diva looks like a regular salad cucumber but with
a smooth, thin, no-peel skin. Distinctly tender, crisp, sweet, bitterfree
and seedless. Especially delicious picked small, about the size of a pickle.
many as 5 fruits per plant - each one rich, deep purplish-black, and enormous.
Tender and tasty at all stages. Retains color well.
lettuce used for making Caesar salads. Upright, green head.
and sweetest. Flesh is pure white, sweet with a mild taste. Straw-colored
skin. Good keeper.
One of America's
treasures. A very sweet long-day onion that is widely known and coveted.
These mild onions are available in upscale stores for only a short time
each year. Not a storage onion.
sweet, with tender, stringless pods and improved earliness over it's predecessor,
Sugar Daddy. Sugar Star is quickly becoming the main season variety of
choice for fresh market. This medium-early, fleshy, round podded, stringless
sugar snap pea is suitable for fresh eating, canning or freezing.
chili pepper. Mildly hot. Long, tapered, pungent, medium-thick peppers.
Green, turning deep red at maturity. Excellent fresh, pickled or dried.
pepper for Mexican dishes. Fruits are 3-1/2 in. by 1-1/2 in. and sausage
shaped. Fruits start out a deep, glossy green, but turn bright red at
maturity. Excellent for pickling.
plants of this hybrid produce heavy yields of large, smooth, blocky peppers.
They are very thick-walled, mostly 4-lobed and ripen from a glossy dark
green to brilliant red.
fruit are a good sized (3½" x 3½") slightly tapered
bell. They have a "waxy" finish and turn from ivory-yellow to
orange-red. It's a beautiful, sweet salad pepper with a bright color.
is a colorful companion to your green and red bell peppers. Blocky bell-shaped
peppers yield in excellent quantities on sturdy, vigorous plants. They
ripen from light green to a deep golden color at maturity. Their crisp,
sweet flesh will delight whether used in salads, for frying or freezing.
was a touring acrobat when he defected to the United States. In late 1991,
he visited his family in Romania for the first time in over 8 years, and
came back with seeds of this delicious heirloom pepper. Smooth, 4"
long, by 2" wide, tapered, pointed fruits ripen from pale yellow
to red. Upright plants have good branch strength and yield early and heavily.
TIP: It's most delicious cooked - Romanians fry it in a hot skillet to
experience the sweet, full flavor, especially when red ripe.
uniform, and non-pithy.
Smooth, bright red Cherriette radishes can be grown from spring through
early fall. Very good, dense, crisp, sweet/hot taste. Consistently receives
excellent marks from gardeners around the country.
- Early Prolific Straightneck
fruits with creamy-white flesh. Best picked between 6 and 10 in. long.
Heavy-yielding, bushy plants with semi-open growth habit for easy picking.
- Buttercup Burgess
of all winter squash. Thick, orange flesh cooks dry, tastes like sweet
potatoes. Less fiber, deep green skin, flecked with gray. Weighs 4 to
5 lbs. Turban-shaped, 4-1/2 in. thick by 6-1/2 in. across. Prominent "button"
on blossom end.
best tomato yet developed," as described by many experts who named
this colossal beauty the 1994 All-America Selections Winner. Combines
old-fashioned, rich flavor with hybrid qualities of huge size, exceptional
yield and full disease resistance. Globe-shaped fruits, smooth and uniform,
weigh 9 oz. to 1 lb. Highly adaptable to all climates. Indeterminate.
A popular variety that continues to bear until frost. Plants produce heavy
crops of 4 to 5 oz. fruits, globe-shaped, smooth and blemish-free. Rich
tomato flavor. Ideal for short-season areas. Indeterminate.
patio-type bush tomato will surprise you with its huge, red, "full-size"
fruits! With a name like goliath, its got big shoes to fill...but it's
up to the challenge! Developed for patio gardeners and those with limited
garden space, and unsurpassed by any other bush tomato available on the
market. Attractive, compact plants are just 3 to 3-1/2 ft. tall, yet they
yield large, red, 3 to 4 in. fruits packed with flavorful meat and high
sugar content. Bears consistently up until frost, and needs very little
This plant is prolific, it puts on tons of big meaty full flavored fruits,
that make the best sauce. This tomato also has a good bit of juice to
it, which makes it a good salad tomato or just to eat. indeterminate 80