- Vegetables and Herbs 2006
describes the different varieties of fresh picked produce that we will
be offering for sale on our cart at at the farmer's markets we attend
in the 2006 season. We will also be offering several of the varieties
listed below for sale as plants. See the Plants
section for more information.
Bean - Hurricane
is the same variety we grew in 2005. Great tasting 5 1/2 to 6 inch long
pod that are round, extra tender, and have almost no stringy fibers. This
variety matures super early so we'll have beans available early in the
summer right through early fall.
variety produces large, 7" across, heads that are very tight and
firm. Broccoli will be available in the spring and the fall.
muskmellon variety is the same as we grew in 2005. We are doubling the
amount of plants grown this year. This variety is a prolific producer,
often yielding 6 to 8 melons per plant. The fruits are oval, weighing
about 2 lbs., and have nice corky netting and bright peach, very sweet
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.
This is the
first year we are growing cauliflower. We selected a variety called Self
Blanche that wraps its leaves around the heads, blanching them automatically.
The heads are pure white and about 7" in diameter with excellent
quality and flavor. Cauliflower stops growing in hot weather so we'll
only have it available in spring and a second planting in fall.
variety is an early slicer. It has perfectly straight, dark, green fruits
about 8" long with a small seed cavity. Excellent for slicing, salads
many as 5 fruits per plant - each one rich, deep purplish-black, and enormous.
Tender and tasty at all stages. Retains color well.
Roja is particularly delicious raw in dips and dressings. It has a full-bodied,
true-garlic flavor, yet it is milder and more subtle than many of the
other Rocambole varieties.
purple bulb contains 8-12 extra easy to peel, round, light brown cloves
with some purple at the base. Flavor is strong, hot, and spicy.
Rose colored cloves in very smooth bright white bulbs.
Beautiful garlic to braid and stores very long. There are 12-15 cloves
has a clear, bold flavor in a colorful, eye-catching bulb. Chesnok Red
is listed in the Seeds of Diversity Canada cataloge of heritage varieties
as endangered and hard to find.
One of the
most full flavored basils, with a rich aroma to match. Favored for any
dishes where basil is the primary ingredient.
- Giant of Naples
of the flat leafed variety and the finest. Dark green variety with flat
heavy leaves and strong stems. Direct from Italy.
variety know for its leaves rather than coriander seed production.
- Paris White
lettuce used for making Caesar salads. Upright, green head.
type with heads that are heavy and compact with leaves that are thick,
juicy and crisp. True gourmet quality.
variety with leaves that are medium to light green, attractive, broad
and crumpled. Flavor is delicate, with almost no bitterness, even late
in the harvest season.
Vivant Mesclun Blend
blend was chosen to create the best grouping of flavor, texture, and color.
Includes deep red and bronze leaves, and greens ranging from dark emerald
to light mint.
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.
onion". Large size bulbs have sweet, fresh flavor with purple-red
skin and white flesh. A good keeper.
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.
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.
Romanian (Heirloom Variety)
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.
sweet pepper up to a full 11" in length. Long fruits, with flavor
as sweet as apples, can weigh up to 12oz. Wonderful when stir-fried, roasted,
stuffed, or used in salads. Best when harvested at the light green stage.
superior fruits mature up to a full 7" long by 4" across, turning
deep green to red.
dark green fruits are about 4" long and taper to a blunt point. They
ripen to a glossy, rich red. Thick, juicy, and sweet for salads and cooking,
and perfect for roasting and salsa.
- 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.
glossy, rich dark green skin. Early variety.
type that grows fast and is slow to bolt. Very flavorful
cold and damp conditions with a large crop of semi-savoyed leaves that
are dark green and very tasty.
"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.
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
variety, makes tasty italian sauce, but also wonderful for fresh eating.
Fruits are high in natural sugars. Determinate variety.
Lump (Heirloom Variety)
heirloom, remains one of the sweetest small-fruited varieties. This strain,
originally found in the Bavarian region of Germany, produces long, grape-like
bunches of sweet, red fruits measuring about 3/4" across.