Archives - Vegetables and Herbs 2007

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 2007 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 Peppers
Broccoli Garlic Pumpkin
Canteloupe Herbs Squash
Carrot Lettuce Spinach
Cauliflower Onions Tomatoes
Cucumber Peas Zuchinni



Green Bean - Hurricane
This bean 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.


Premium Crop Hybrid
All-American 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.


Sweet -n- Early

This canteloupe 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 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.



This beautiful, 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 in fall.




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 much smoother, thin, no-peel skin. Distinctly tender, crisp, sweet, bitter-free, and seedless.




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.




Music 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.

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.

Oregano - Greek
Heavy oregano aroma; great for pizza and Italian cooking. Characteristic dark green leaves with white flowers.

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.

Dense evergreen shrub. Very aromatic. Soups, salads and stuffings welcome this flavor. Great for seasoning pork and lamb.



Romaine - Jericho

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




Butterhead - Fireball

Red 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.

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



Snow Pea - Snow Green
Average 3 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.




Snack Jack
1-2½ 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.



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

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.


Red Knight

Big, blocky, thick-walled, and turns red early. Fruity and sweet.



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



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 - Cashflow
Fruits are straight, dark green and slightly tapered.

Winter - Buttercup
2005 All-America 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



Large, upright, high-yielding plants produce a lavish supply of flavorful, dark green, semi-savoyed leaves. For spring, summer or fall production.



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.

Amish Paste (Heirloom Variety)
"Real 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!

Best-known 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.

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.