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2009 Plants

This page describes the live vegetable and herb plants we have for sale in the 2008 season. The plants will be offered in various sizes including six packs, 4 inch pots, and 1 gallon pots.

Herb Plants

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.

Basil - Lime
Imparted a robust lime fragrance to our patch. More vigorous than lemon basil, darker green leaves with a stronger limier flavor.

Cilantro - Caribe
Classic Mexican herb used for its leaves. Flowers are also edible. Use raw as the flavor fades quickly when cooked.

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

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

2½ foot plant used in everything from iced tea to roasts to potpourri. Gray-green foliage with light blue to white flowers. A beautiful and tasty herb!

Sage - Common
Wide variety of culinary uses. Lovely, small lavender flowers appear in early summer. Edible flowers: garnish, cook in rice, egg or cheese dishes.

Thyme - German
Creeping low-matted perennial to 12" brings depth of flavor to soups, gravies, casseroles. Bees love its short lavender flower spikes.


Vegetable Plants

Canteloupe - 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. Maturity 65 days.

Cucumber - Diva
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.

Eggplant - 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.

Hot Pepper Varieties

Chile - Red Rocket
Early ristra pepper.
Tapered, thin-walled, 5-6" long fruits. Dries quickly to a bright crimson red. Dried fruits have tender flesh which is nice and soft when cooked.

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

Red Knight

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

Sun Ray
Bright yellow fruit.
Medium large, blocky yellow bells with sweet, fruity taste.

Tomato Varieties

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.

Hillbilly (Heirloom Variety)
This ancient heirloom hails from the hills of West Virginia, where they know a superb tomato when they see one! Huge, mild-flavored, beefsteak-type fruits weigh 1 to 2 lbs. apiece, and are colored a most unusual orange-yellow, streaked and mottled in attractive shades of red and pink.Indeterminate.

Valencia (Heirloom Variety)
Sunny orange fruits with full tomato flavor.
Round, smooth fruits average 8-10 oz. Their meaty interiors have few seeds. This midseason tomato is among the best for flavor and texture. Indeterminate.

Rose (Heirloom Variety)
Rivals Brandywine for taste.
Deep pink and smoother than Brandywine, Rose is every bit as large, meaty, and flavorful. Normal-leaf plants.Indeterminate.

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.Indeterminate.

Bush Goliath
Its attractive, compact plants grow up to 3-1/2 ft. tall and have a "patio" look...the surprise is their huge, red, 3 to 4" fruits packed with flavorful meat and high sugar content. Determinate

Ultimate Opener
The best season-opening tomato in the world - the champion of earliness! Overcomes all of the typical short-comings of early maturing tomatoes.Globe shaped fruits size up better than Early Girl (about 1/3 larger) and the flavor of this bright scarlet tomato is nothing short of marvelous . . . so sweet and juicy you can't stop eating them. The strong, vigorous indeterminate plants set fruits like mad and are capable of huge yields, ensured to a large degree by strong disease resistance, including VF. You're going to love this!Indeterminate.