Archives - Vegetables and Herbs 2005

This section 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
   Carrot                     Onions                  Tomatoes
   Cucumber                Peas                    
   Eggplant                  Peppers                    



Green Bean - Hurricane
Combines high 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.


Sweet -n- Early

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


Sweetness II
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.


AAS trial 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.


Black Beauty

Produces as many as 5 fruits per plant - each one rich, deep purplish-black, and enormous. Tender and tasty at all stages. Retains color well.


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Classic Romaine lettuce used for making Caesar salads. Upright, green head.


Giant Spanish Yellow
Our largest and sweetest. Flesh is pure white, sweet with a mild taste. Straw-colored skin. Good keeper.

Walla Walla
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.


Sugar Star
Incredibly 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.


Hot Pepper Varieties

Anaheim Chili
The favorite chili pepper. Mildly hot. Long, tapered, pungent, medium-thick peppers. Green, turning deep red at maturity. Excellent fresh, pickled or dried. Very hardy.

Most popular 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.

Sweet Pepper Varieties

Boynton Bell
The vigorous 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.

Its smooth 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.

Golden Bell
Golden Bell 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.

Antohi Romanian

Jan Antohi 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.



Beautiful, 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.


Summer - Early Prolific Straightneck
Tapered, cylindrical 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.

Winter - Buttercup Burgess
Best flavor 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.


Big Beef

"The 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.


Early Girl
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.


Bush Goliath
Unbeatable 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 staking.

Amish Paste
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 days.