- Vegetables and Herbs 2007
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 2007 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've grown for the last several years. 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.
Winner. Holds head longer than other varieties so harvest is not critical.
Excellent crop of large, 8 to 9 in. heads, held well about the leaves.
Broccoli will be available in the spring and the fall.
muskmellon variety is the same as we grew in 2005 and 2006. 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.
early, orange cauliflower holds well in the field. It becomes an even
brighter orange when lightly cooked. Cauliflower stops growing in hot
weather so we'll only have it available in spring and a second planting
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 much smoother, thin, no-peel skin. Distinctly tender, crisp,
sweet, bitter-free, and seedless.
as many as 5 fruits per plant - each one rich, deep purplish-black, and
enormous. Tender and tasty at all stages. Retains color well.
is a large, beautiful and well-formed porcelain garlic. Its flavor is
very rich and musky, strong and robust and sticks around for a while.
cloves in very smooth bright white bulbs. Beautiful garlic to braid and
stores very long. There are 12-15 cloves per head.
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.
aroma; great for pizza and Italian cooking. Characteristic dark green
leaves with white flowers.
- Giant of Naples
of the flat leafed variety and the finest. Dark green variety with flat
heavy leaves and strong stems. Direct from Italy.
shrub. Very aromatic. Soups, salads and stuffings welcome this flavor.
Great for seasoning pork and lamb.
Romaine 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.
onion". Large size bulbs have sweet, fresh flavor with purple-red
skin and white flesh. A good keeper.
Pea - Snow Green
1/4-3 1/2" pods are borne on 28" vines that don't need support.
Crisp and flavorful. Suitable for those who prefer a smaller snow pea.
lb. fruit are produced on space-saving, compact bush vines. The small
pumpkins mature fast and produce hull-less (edible) seeds that can be
roasted as a delicious snack. Good yields of orange fruit with shallow
ribs, short strong stems and a medium orange color.
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.
Romanian (Heirloom Variety)
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.
thick-walled, and turns red early. Fruity and sweet.
superior fruits mature up to a full 7" long by 4" across, turning
deep green to red.
- 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.
straight, dark green and slightly tapered.
Selections Winner. Bonbon has the classic appearance of the perfect buttercup
squash: deep green, smooth skin, and a prominent grey "button"
at the base. Weight avg. 4-5 lb
high-yielding plants produce a lavish supply of flavorful, dark green,
semi-savoyed leaves. For spring, summer or fall production.
"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
Paste (Heirloom Variety)
tomato taste" in a turn-of-the-century Amish heirloom. The best for
sauces and canning. Bright red fruits are large for canning types, about
8 oz., and not too acidic. Excellent for slicing fresh, too!
paste-type, indispensible for sauce, paste and catsup. Bears big crops
of bright red, plum-shaped fruits with meaty interiors and few seeds.
Excellent for canning whole or for adding body to juice.
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.