Archives - Vegetables and Herbs 2006

This section 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.

Beans Eggplant Squash
Broccoli Garlic Spinach
Canteloupe Herbs Tomatoes
Carrot Lettuce Zuchinni
Cauliflower Onions  
Cucumber Peppers  



Green Bean - Hurricane
This bean 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.


Super Dome
This broccoli variety produces large, 7" across, heads that are very tight and firm. Broccoli will be available in the spring and the fall.


Sweet -n- Early

This canteloupe 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 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.


Self Blanche
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.


Straight Eights
This cucumber variety is an early slicer. It has perfectly straight, dark, green fruits about 8" long with a small seed cavity. Excellent for slicing, salads or dills.




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.




Spanish Roja
Spanish 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.

German Red
Large bright 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.

Silver Rose
Rose colored cloves in very smooth bright white bulbs. Beautiful garlic to braid and stores very long. There are 12-15 cloves per head.

Chesnok Red
Chesnok Red 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.


Basil - Genovese
One of the most full flavored basils, with a rich aroma to match. Favored for any dishes where basil is the primary ingredient.

Parsley - Giant of Naples
The largest of the flat leafed variety and the finest. Dark green variety with flat heavy leaves and strong stems. Direct from Italy.

Cilantro - Santo
Flat leaf variety know for its leaves rather than coriander seed production.


Romaine - Paris White

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

Butterhead type with heads that are heavy and compact with leaves that are thick, juicy and crisp. True gourmet quality.

Simpson Elite
Green leave 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.

Bon Vivant Mesclun Blend
This special 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.


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.

Red Burgermaster
Classic "hamburger onion". Large size bulbs have sweet, fresh flavor with purple-red skin and white flesh. A good keeper.


Hot Pepper Varieties

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

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 (Heirloom Variety)

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.


Giant Aconcagua
Very long 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.

Big Bertha
Extra large, superior fruits mature up to a full 7" long by 4" across, turning deep green to red.

Heavy, attractive, 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.


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.

Zuchinni - Ambassador
Attractive, glossy, rich dark green skin. Early variety.


A semi-savoy type that grows fast and is slow to bolt. Very flavorful

Giant Winter
Withstands cold and damp conditions with a large crop of semi-savoyed leaves that are dark green and very tasty.


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.


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.

Viva Italia
Italian Roma variety, makes tasty italian sauce, but also wonderful for fresh eating. Fruits are high in natural sugars. Determinate variety.

Sugar Lump (Heirloom Variety)
The 1800's 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.