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February 2012


New Vegetable Varieties for 2012

Mixed Vegetables
Information
and

Images courtesy
The National Garden Bureau


Gardeners love new varieties. They add excitement to your garden while “growing” your gardening experience. It’s fun to have something new.

Look for these new flowers online at e-commerce seed sales websites, in mail order seed catalogs, as seed packets in retail stores, or as bedding plants at garden centers.



Basil 'Caesar'
Basil 'Caesar'
Ocimum basilicum

There’s no doubt about it: fresh summer vegetables love basil. Its bright, savory flavor is a perfect complement to vine-ripened tomatoes, zucchini, sweet corn, and more. Caesar, Harris Seeds’ special strain of this must-have herb, offers large, aromatic leaves that are easy to harvest and yield bountiful quantities for pesto, cooking, and garnish. The 2-1/2” to 3" leaves cup downward at the edges for a classy appearance, and the 12”-18” well-branched plants are slower to bolt than traditional strains.

Primary Details
Class Basil
Variety Name 'Caesar'
Genus Ocimum
Species basilicum
Year 2012
Member Harris Seeds
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO


Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Bushy
Plant Height Medium 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing 12"
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 64
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 50
Plant Spread 10"-12"


Home Gardener Use
Container YES
Herb YES


How to Grow

Sow indoors into a sterile mix in early spring. Sow seeds on the soil surface or at a depth of 1/8", and maintain soil temperature around 75° F. Allow 10-14 days for germination. Transplant seedlings at 12” spacing into well-drained, rich soil in a full sun location. Basil is a very tender annual, so transplant after the last possibility of frost. Pinch off mature leaves above new growth to encourage branching.




Bean 'Amethyst'
Bean 'Amethyst'
Phaseolus Vulgaris

Amethyst’s pods are slightly thinner, straighter, and more attractive than 'Royal Burgundy.' The pods average 5-51/2" long and are borne on medium-sized, upright plants. The beans have a very good taste raw or cooked. The pods turn green when cooked. The seeds are tan colored.

Primary Details
Class Bean
Variety Name 'Amethyst'
Genus Phaseolus
Species Vulgaris
Year 2012
Member Johnny's Selected Seeds
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO


Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Climbing
Garden Spacing 2" apart, 1" deep, rows 20-36" apart
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 56 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Dark Purple
Fruit Shape Long and Slender
Fruit Size 5-5 1/2"


How to Grow

CULTURE
Choose well-drained soil with a pH above 6.0. After last frost date sow seeds about 2" apart, 1" deep, rows 20-36" apart. Optimum soil temperature for germination is 70-90°F (21-32°C). Inoculants can increase yields. For a continuous supply make successive sowings every 2-3 weeks through mid-summer.

DISEASES
Plow under or remove and compost bean straw in the fall to hasten destruction of most disease organisms. For sclerotinia white mold control, plant at wider row spacing to promote drying of plant leaves and soil. Practice a three-year crop rotation; preferably into corn or grain crops.

INSECT PESTS
Mexican bean beetles can be controlled with rotenone or pyrethrin.

HARVEST
Regularly to encourage new pod set.

STORAGE
Store at 40°F (5°C) and 90% humidity for 7-10 days.





Bean 'Slenderpack'
Bean 'Slenderpack'
Phaseoulus Vulgaris

Slenderpack is an intermediate-sieve bean that has a high yield potential of quality, medium dark pods.  Slenderpack can be used as a whole bean or fancy cuts and tastes great fresh, frozen or canned.

Primary Details
Class Bean
Variety Name 'Slenderpack'
Genus Phaseoulus
Species Vulgaris
Year 2012
Member Monsanto Vegetables
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO


Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Bushy
Plant Height Tall - Over 24"
Garden Spacing 2"
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 57 Days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Medium Dark Green
Fruit Shape Bush
Fruit Size Pod Length - 5.2 inches
Fruit Flavor Description Indeterminate-sieve bean that has a high yield
Number Of Fruits Per Plant Many
Plant Spread 24"
Disease Resistances or Tolerances BCMV, CI-Delta, Gamma (HR), Psp 2 (HR)

How to Grow

This variety can be grown like all other bush bean varieties.  For mor information please visit: http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/scenef57c.html






Bean, Bush 'Tiger's Eye'
Bean, Bush 'Tiger's Eye'
Phaseolus vulgaris

Prized for its beautiful golden seeds with maroon markings, 'Tiger's Eye' is a versatile bean that can be harvested at almost any stage. The young green beans can be eaten like a snap bean before the seeds form, while the mature, green pods can be used like a shell bean. When fully dried, the cooked bean seeds have a delicious buttery texture and flavor.

Primary Details
Class Bean, Bush
Variety Name 'Tiger's Eye'
Genus Phaseolus
Species vulgaris
Year 2012
Member Botanical Interests
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO


Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Bushy, Upright
Plant Height Tall - Over 24"
Garden Spacing 4-6 inches
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 55-95 days
Days To Harvest (Transplant) not recommended
Fruit Color (Harvest) green to brown
Fruit Shape broad, flat pod
Fruit Size 4 inches
Fruit Weight n/a
Fruit Flavor Description buttery dry bean
Number Of Fruits Per Plant varies
Plant Spread 8-10 inches

 




Broccoli 'Atlantis'
Broccoli 'Atlantis'
Brassica oleracea

'Atlantis' is a broccoli/gailon cross that competes favorably with baby broccoli sold in the supermarket. The florets are slightly bigger than 'Happy Rich' and the yield potential is higher. It has a good taste but not quite as sweet as 'Happy Rich'. For maximum yield, cut the main floret as soon as it matures to encourage additional side shoot production. If harvested 1-2 times per week plants will bear well for 4-6 weeks.

Primary Details
Class Broccoli
Variety Name 'Atlantis'
Genus Brassica
Species oleracea
Year 2012
Member Johnny's Selected Seeds
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Cold Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Height Short - Under 10"
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 60 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Green

How to Grow

CULTURE: DIRECT SEEDING: Tolerates light frost. From early spring to late summer, sow 10-12 seeds/ft., 1/4- 1/2" deep, rows 18-24" apart.

TRANSPLANTING: Can also be transplanted. See "Cabbage".

HARVEST: Clip and bunch entire plants when buds appear, or pick just buds for extended yield.

INSECT PESTS: Use fabric row covers (see Index) on the day of planting to exclude maggot flies and flea beetles.

HARVEST: Clip and bunch entire plants when buds appear, or pick buds only for extended yield.

DAYS TO MATURITY: From direct seeding; subtract 10-15 days if using transplants.




Broccoli 'Romanesco'
Broccoli 'Romanesco'
Brassica oleracea

Is it a work of art or an alien creature? Actually, this beautiful Italian heirloom variety is a type of cauliflower with an eye-catching lime green, spiraled head composed of many small, pointed florets.  When cooked, 'Romanesco' has a delicious nutty flavor and creamy texture. Sure to intrigue gourmet chefs and finicky eaters alike.

Primary Details
Class Broccoli
Variety Name 'Romanesco'
Genus Brassica
Species oleracea
Year 2012
Member Botanical Interests
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Cold Season
Staking Required NO


Plant Characteristics

Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Bushy, Upright
Plant Height Tall - Over 24"
Garden Spacing 2 feet
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 100 days
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 65 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) lime green
Fruit Shape conical
Fruit Size 6 inches
Fruit Weight 1 pound
Fruit Flavor Description nutty, broccoli
Number Of Fruits Per Plant one
Plant Spread 2 feet




Cucumber 'Crystal Apple'
Cucumber 'Crystal Apple'
Cucumis sativus

Imported from New Zealand. Has thin tender creamy-white skin, apple-shaped when ripe, up to 3 in dia., mild flavor, very prolific, similar to Lemon cucumber from the eary 1930's.

Primary Details
Class Cucumber
Variety Name 'Crystal Apple'
Genus Cucumis
Species sativus
Year 2012
Member Seeds by Design, Inc.
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs

Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO


Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Vining
Plant Height Medium - 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing 12"
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 65 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) creamy-white skin
Fruit Shape Apple
Fruit Size 3 inches
Fruit Weight 4-6 ounces
Fruit Flavor Description Mild
Number Of Fruits Per Plant Prolific
Plant Spread 30-60 inches


How to Grow

Plant after last frost. Plant about 8 inches apart 1/2 deep.





Cucumber 'Manny'
Cucumber 'Manny'
Cucumis sativus
 
For cucumber flavor and texture beyond the traditional, 'Manny' stands out! It’s a petite specialty type known as Beit Alpha, and it offers delicately sweet, slim, smooth, green fruits. Cucumbers grow 5-7” long, are delightfully crisp, and their tender skin needs no peeling. This variety yields best when trellised, but it performs well in garden beds too. 'Manny' sets fruit without pollination and shows intermediate resistance to Powdery Mildew, so garden success comes easily.

Primary Details
Class Cucumber
Variety Name 'Manny'
Genus Cucumis
Species sativus
Year 2012
Member Harris Seeds
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Wet
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Vining
Plant Height Medium - 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing Sow 8-10 seeds in hills spaced 4-5 ft apart. Thin to 4-5 seeds per hill.
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 50 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Shiny medium green
Fruit Shape Slim, cylindrical
Fruit Size 5"-7" long, 1-1/2" diameter
Fruit Flavor Description Delicately sweet, crisp, thin skin
Disease Resistances or Tolerances Intermediate resistance to Powdery Mildew

Home Gardener Use
Container YES


How to Grow

Plant seeds 1/2”-1” deep into prepared garden beds when soil temperature reaches 70° F. Allow 6-10 days for germination, and provide moderate moisture. To plant in hills, sow 8-10 seeds in a group, spacing hills 4-5 ft apart in a square grid. After germination, thin to 4-5 plants per hill. Provide generous water as cucumbers start to bear fruit. 'Manny' does not require bees for pollination and may be trellised to save space and encourage maximum yield. Harvest ripe fruit promptly for best productivity.





Eggplant 'Pot Black'
Eggplant 'Pot Black'
Solanum melongena

Small 2-3 oz black fruit are highly ornamental and great conversation pieces on the patio when grown in a container. The dark colored fruit can be picked from the time it is as big as a ping pong ball until it is almost as big as a tennis ball. ‘Pot Black’ is a colorful addition to a vegetable medley on the grill.

Primary Details
Class Eggplant
Variety Name 'Pot Black'
Genus Solanum
Species melongena
Year 2012
Member Floranova Ltd/Vegetalis
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required YES


Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Bushy, Compact
Plant Height Medium - 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing 24 - 36 inch
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 100 days
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 58- 62 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Black
Fruit Shape Oval
Fruit Size 3-4 inch
Fruit Weight 3oz
Number Of Fruits Per Plant 30 plus
Plant Spread 24inch


Home Gardener Use
Container YES


How to Grow

Sowing to Transplant Sow January to Late March in 512 plugs or larger Media Temperature 70-75oF (21-24oC) Air Temp 60-70°F (15-21oC) Light Levels 1000-2000 f.c. Optimum pH 5.5-5.8 EC <1.0mS/cm Fertilizer 14-0-14 (Rate 50-100ppm) Covering Vermiculite Days to Germinate 5-8 days Days from Sow-Transplant 18-22 days Sow to Retail (green fruit) 6"(15cm), 16 weeks





Eggplant 'Turkish Orange'
Eggplant 'Turkish Orange'
Solanum melongena

Beautiful unique specialty variety from Turkey. These insect resistant plants are twenty four inches tall and set huge crops of orange ribbed fruit. The unique fruit are great for stuffing and would make a great ornamental plant as well.

Primary Details
Class Eggplant
Variety Name 'Turkish Orange'
Genus Solanum
Species melongena
Year 2012
Member Seeds by Design, Inc.
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Upright
Plant Height Tall - Over 24"
Garden Spacing 16-24"
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 85 Day
Fruit Color (Harvest) Orange
Fruit Shape Round
Fruit Size 2 1/2 to 3"
Fruit Weight 10-14 oz
Fruit Flavor Description Eggplant
Number Of Fruits Per Plant 4 to 8
Plant Spread 18 to 24"
Disease Resistances or Tolerances n/a

How to Grow

Plant after last frost. Transplant 18" inches apart in rows.




Gourd 'Decorative Mixture'
Gourd 'Decorative Mixture'
Cucurbita pepo

One Hundred days to maturity. This colorful mixture of many small type Pepo gourds including Egg, Spoon, Warted Dumpling. This heterozygous mixture has been selected for its bright colors, warts and semi wings. A must for everyone's fall desplays and gardens.

Primary Details
Class Gourd
Variety Name 'Decorative Mixture'
Genus Cucurbita
Species pepo
Year 2012
Member Terra Organics, LLC
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO


Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Vining
Plant Height Medium - 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing 12 to 24 inches apart.
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 100 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Many bright color
Fruit Shape From egg, spoon, warted to simi winged.
Fruit Size vary
Fruit Weight vary
Fruit Flavor Description Decorative
Number Of Fruits Per Plant Prolific
Plant Spread 3 to 5 feet

How to Grow

Plant after last frost.




Gourd 'Spinning/Dancing'
Gourd 'Spinning/Dancing'
Lagenarai siceraria

This little gourd produces a large number of extremely small bird house shaped fruits. This a great item for toys,ornamental and decorations.

Primary Details
Class Gourd
Variety Name 'Spinning/Dancing'
Genus Lagenarai
Species siceraria
Year 2012
Member Seeds by Design, Inc.
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Climbing, Spreading
Plant Height Short - Under 10"
Garden Spacing 6 feet
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 100-120 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Green and tan. When dry, buff color
Fruit Shape Very small bottle
Fruit Size 2-3 inches
Number Of Fruits Per Plant A bunch
Plant Spread Up to 10 feet

How to Grow

Plant 1/2 to 1 1/2" deep when all chance of frost is gone.





Lettuce 'Caretaker'
Lettuce 'Caretaker'
Lactuca sativa
 
This iceberg lettuce will keep your table full of cool salads all summer…even if your weather is hot. 'Caretaker' produces attractive, very uniform heads of iceberg lettuce that retain their mild flavor as temperatures rise. Slow to bolt in the summer heat and showing good tolerance to tipburn, 'Caretaker' keeps its leaves looking as good as they taste. This variety’s consistent performance means you’ll harvest an ample quantity from your garden, for cool crunch all summer long.

Primary Details
Class Lettuce
Variety Name 'Caretaker'
Genus Lactuca
Species sativa
Year 2012
Member Harris Seeds
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Partial sun
Water Needs Wet
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO


Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Upright
Plant Height Medium - 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing 10-12" after thinning
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 73 days
Plant Spread 12"
Disease Resistances or Tolerances Tolerance to tipburn. Slow to bolt in heat.

Home Gardener Use
Container YES


How to Grow
 
To sow directly in field, plant seeds ½” apart in rows spaced 12”-18” apart. Soil temperature should be between 60°-80° F. Leave seeds uncovered for 1 day, then cover lightly with soil to a depth of ¼”. Allow 6-10 days for germination, and provide moderate moisture. Water frequently until seedlings are well-rooted and show true leaves, and then thin plants to 10”-12” spacing.
 
To start seeds indoors, plant into seed starting mix in peat pots or seeding trays. Leave seeds uncovered for 1 day, then cover lightly with soil to a depth of ¼”. Allow 6-10 days for germination, maintain soil temperatures between 60°-80° F, and provide moderate moisture. Water frequently until seedlings are well-rooted and show true leaves, and then  transplant into garden at 10”-12” spacing on rows spaced 12”-18” apart.




Lettuce Valley Heart
Lettuce Valley Heart
Latuca Sativa

Valley Heart is a fast-maturing, uniform variety that is well-suited to use in a chopped salad or for lettuce cups.  The medium dark green romaine color combined with large, slightly savoyed leaves just add to the overall appeal of this variety.  Valley Heart also has good bolting tolerance, which makes it widely adaptable to multiple growing locations.

Primary Details
Class Lettuce
Variety Name Valley Heart
Genus Latuca
Species Sativa
Year 2012
Member Monsanto Vegetables
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO


Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Upright
Plant Height Medium - 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing 8-14 inches
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 75 Days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Medium Green
Fruit Shape Upright V shaped
Fruit Size Medium to Large
Fruit Weight 8-14 ounces
Fruit Flavor Description Use in chopped salad or lettuce cups
Number Of Fruits Per Plant 1
Plant Spread 12"
Disease Resistances or Tolerances Very disease tolerant


How to Grow

Grow Valley Heart like other lettuce varieties.  To prodcue more lettuce cups plant Valley Heart at a 8-10 inch spacing.  To prodcue more traditional heads of romaine increase plant spacing to 12-14 inches.

For more information please visit:
http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/scene9aa6.html






Melon 'Delightful' F1
Melon 'Delightful' F1
Cucumis melo

This large sutured cantaloupe can be described as a classic Eastern muskmelon. The thick dark salmon flesh has that melon aroma that signifies summer. Bite into this sweet tender flesh and remember why you like melons.

Primary Details
Class Melon
Variety Name 'Delightful' F1
Genus Cucumis
Species melo
Year 2012
Member Seeds by Design, Inc.
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO


Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Vining
Plant Height Medium - 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing 12 inches
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 85 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Tan
Fruit Shape Oblong
Fruit Weight 4-5 lbs
Fruit Flavor Description Eastern type full of flavor and aroma
Number Of Fruits Per Plant Many
Plant Spread 3-5 feet


How to Grow

Plant after last frost.






Melon 'Sakata's Sweet'
Melon 'Sakata's Sweet'
Cucumis melo

This lovely melon originated in Japan. Asian melons have very crisp flesh and extremely high sugars. These white rind and white fleshed meloons are a real treat. The vines are prolific and set six to seven fruit each.

Primary Details
Class Melon
Variety Name 'Sakata's Sweet'
Genus Cucumis
Species melo
Year 2012
Member Terra Organics, LLC
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Vining
Plant Height Medium - 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing 2 to 3 feet
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 95 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) White
Fruit Shape Oblong
Fruit Size 8 - 10 inches
Fruit Weight 3 - 4 pounds
Fruit Flavor Description Very sweet
Number Of Fruits Per Plant 6 to 7
Plant Spread 3 to 5 feet

How to Grow

Plant after last frost.






Melon 'Solstice'
Melon 'Solstice'
Cucumis melo

If you’re looking for off-the-charts melon flavor to share with a crowd, don’t miss Solstice. Its deep, smooth orange flesh is outstandingly sweet and juicy, and its big 7-9 lb size means you’ll be able to treat plenty of family and friends. What’s more, resistance to Fusarium Wilt (races 0, 1, and 2) and Powdery Mildew (races 1 and 2) makes it easier to grow these delightful melons. Fruits are deeply ribbed and netted, and yields are generous.

Primary Details
Class Melon
Variety Name 'Solstice'
Genus Cucumis
Species melo
Year 2012
Member Harris Seeds
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Vining
Plant Height Medium - 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing 2 ft. spacing; 6 ft. between rows
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 86-96 days
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 76 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Orange flesh, netted buff skin with green sutures
Fruit Shape Round with deep ribs
Fruit Size 7-9" diameter
Fruit Weight 7-9 lbs.
Fruit Flavor Description Very sweet & juicy
Disease Resistances or Tolerances Resistance to Fusarium Wilt (races 0,1, and 2) and Powdery Mildew (races 1 & 2)

How to Grow

Start seed indoors by planting 1/2"-3/4" deep into peat pots filled with sterile seed starting mix. Provide moderate moisture for germination, but do not overwater. Provide 80° F heat, and allow 5-10 days for germination. Transplant 2-3 weeks after germination, taking care not to disturb the root system. If using peat pots, plant entire pot into garden or remove pot with care. Space plants 2 ft apart, and allow 6 ft spacing between rows. To direct seed melon, plant 1/2"-3/4" deep in warm soil using the spacing suggested above. Use of black plastic mulch helps to maintain higher soil temperatures and moisture, and it also helps control weeds.




Melon 'Temptation #1' F1
Melon 'Temptation #1' F1
Cucumis melo

An orange fleshed honeydew! The sensational taste and sweetness is matched by the beautiful soft orange flesh that transitions to an edible green color toward the outer rind. Smooth, creamy colored 6-7 inch round fruits are produced on disease resistant vining plants.

Primary Details
Class Melon
Variety Name 'Temptation #1' F1
Genus Cucumis
Species melo
Year 2012
Member Sakata Seed America, Inc.
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO


Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Vining
Plant Height Short - Under 10"
Garden Spacing 3 feet
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 80-90
Fruit Color (Harvest) green exterior, orange interior
Fruit Shape round
Fruit Size 6-7" diameter
Fruit Flavor Description high sugars for sweet flavor
Plant Spread 48-72
Disease Resistances or Tolerances Fusarium wilt races 0 & 2

How to Grow

Direct sow 4-6 seeds in hills about 3 feet apart in rows about 4-6 feet apart, after all danger of frost has passed. Thin to best 3 plants. Provide 1 inch of water per week, watering early in the morning at the plant base or using drip irrigation to prevent foliage diseases. Work a balanced fertilizer into the soil at planting and once a month throughout the growing season. Harvest fruits when blossom end is slightly soft under thumb pressure and when the rind color changes to a lighter shade of green.




Mix Vegetable 'Burpee's BOOST Collection'
Mix Vegetable 'Burpee's BOOST Collection'
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To Your Health! Our experts have selected six of our most nutritious and delicious vegetables- for a harvest of health. 'BOOST' includes six vegetables, each "Best-inClass" for taste and nutrition: Tomatoes 'Solar Power', 'Power Pops', 'Cherry Punch'; Pepper 'Sweat Heat'; Cucumber 'Gold Standard', and Lettuce 'Healing Hands Mix'.

Primary Details
Class Mix Vegetable
Variety Name 'Burpee's BOOST Collection'
Genus -
Species -
Year 2012
Member W. Atlee Burpee & Co.
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Home Gardener Use
Container YES





Mustard 'Baby Mustard Mix'
Mustard 'Baby Mustard Mix'
Brassica Brassica rapa

Braised mustard greens are creamy, nutty, and nutritious. Great as a side dish, or try as an entrée tossed with pork and shallots: Segal: Savoy leaves mature from green to purple; Lahav: Serrate chartreuse leaves; Green Sefiron: Deeply lobed medium green leaves.

Primary Details
Class Mustard
Variety Name 'Baby Mustard Mix'
Genus Brassica
Species Brassica rapa
Year 2012
Member The Cook's Garden
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Cold Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Mounded
Plant Height Short - Under 10"
Garden Spacing 12 to 18 inches
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 27
Plant Spread 6 inches

Home Gardener Use
Container YES


How to Grow

Sow mustard seeds in average well-worked soil as early in spring as weather permits. In rows 12-18" apart, sow seeds evenly and cover with 1/4" of fine soil. Firm lightly. Seedlings emerge in 5-7 days depending on soil and weather conditions. For continuous harvest, sow mustard seeds every 14 days until weather becomes hot. Mustard can also be sown in early fall for fall harvest. Mustard plants grown in hot weather can have a bitter taste, so grow during the cooler months. Pick leaves after a light frost, since frost improves flavor.





Mustard 'Mizuna Red Streaked'
Mustard 'Mizuna Red Streaked'
Brassica japonica

This very frilled mustard is just beautiful. Dark red color at a very small stage,. Add this for a burst of color to any salad blend. Also well suited for texture in a specialty braising mixture.

Primary Details
Class Mustard
Variety Name 'Mizuna Red Streaked'
Genus Brassica
Species japonica
Year 2012
Member Terra Organics, LLC
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO


Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Varigated
Plant Habit Compact
Plant Height Short - Under 10"
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 30-40 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Red and green
Fruit Shape Deeply lobed
Fruit Size 4 to 6 inches
Fruit Flavor Description Mild peppery flavor


Home Gardener Use
Container YES


How to Grow

Wait until after the last frost. Can also be planted in eary fall.






Onion 'Red Creole'
Onion 'Red Creole'
Allium cepa

Dark red, globe shaped, pungent, open pollinated, storage potential 6-7 months.  This is a short day storage onion.

Primary Details
Class Onion
Variety Name 'Red Creole'
Genus Allium
Species cepa
Year 2012
Member Dixondale Farms
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Biennial
Hardiness Zone/Hardy to Zone Zone 6
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO


Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Upright
Plant Height Tall - Over 24"
Garden Spacing 4 inches
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) na
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 110
Fruit Color (Harvest) Dark Red
Fruit Shape globe
Fruit Size 3-4 inches
Fruit Weight 3/4 lb
Fruit Flavor Description pungent
Number Of Fruits Per Plant one
Plant Spread 4 inches
Disease Resistances or Tolerances pink root resistant


Home Gardener Use
Container YES






Onion 'Redwing'
Onion 'Redwing'
Allium cepa

Red, globe shaped, mild, hybrid, storage potential 4-6 months

Primary Details
Class Onion
Variety Name 'Redwing'
Genus Allium
Species cepa
Year 2012
Member Dixondale Farms
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Biennial
Hardiness Zone/Hardy to Zone Zone 1
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO


Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Upright
Plant Height Tall - Over 24"
Garden Spacing 4 inches
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) na
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 100-120
Fruit Color (Harvest) red
Fruit Shape globe
Fruit Size 2-3/4 to 3-1/2 inches
Fruit Weight 1 lb
Fruit Flavor Description mild
Number Of Fruits Per Plant one
Plant Spread 3-1/2 inches
Disease Resistances or Tolerances leaf blight resistant







Onion 'Texas Early White'
Onion 'Texas Early White'
Allium cepa

White, globe-shaped, sweet, open pollinated, storage potential is 2-3 months.

Primary Details
Class Onion
Variety Name 'Texas Early White'
Genus Allium
Species cepa
Year 2012
Member Dixondale Farms
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Biennial
Hardiness Zone/Hardy to Zone Zone 6
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO


Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Upright
Plant Height Tall - Over 24"
Garden Spacing 4 inches
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) na
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 110
Fruit Color (Harvest) white
Fruit Shape globe
Fruit Size 5-1/2 to 6 inches
Fruit Weight 1 lb
Fruit Flavor Description sweet
Number Of Fruits Per Plant one
Plant Spread 4 inches
Disease Resistances or Tolerances pink root resistant, bolt resistant, single centered, resistant to greening


Home Gardener Use
Container YES





Parsley 'Lisette'
Parsley 'Lisette'
Petroselinum crispum

This premium, finely-curled Parsley is an improved selection of ‘Moss Curled’ boasting outstanding bolting tolerance, quick growth and fresh, bright color.  It produces perfect bunches of stems every time and holds well in the garden bed.  We have found this variety to be both heat-tolerant and excellent for over-wintering. The tidy bunched habit (8-10 inches tall) is excellent for containers as well.  The tightly curled leaves are a strikingly bright green color, much more attractive than deeper green varieties.

Primary Details
Class Parsley
Variety Name 'Lisette'
Genus Petroselinum
Species crispum
Year 2012
Member Geo. W. Park Seed Co. Inc.
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Biennial
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Bushy
Plant Height Short - Under 10"
Garden Spacing 10-12 inches
Plant Spread 8-10 inches
Disease Resistances or Tolerances slow to bolt

Home Gardener Use
Container YES
Herb YES

How to Grow

Germination: Best sown outdoors in situ 2-3 weeks after all danger of frost is past in the spring. In Zones 8 and warmer, seeds can be sown a second time in early fall. Seeds can also be sown indoors, 8 weeks before last frost, at 75° or alternating 68 and 86°. Sow in individual pots since it resents being transplanted. Indoors and out, sow at a depth of 4 times the size of the seeds and expect germination in 15-30 days.

Growth: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves, being very careful with the roots while doing so. Space seedlings 12 inches apart in full sun (tolerant of light shade). Site in a rich, deep, well-drained soil. Fertilize when plants are 4 inches tall and again one month later. Very frost tolerant, but it is also happy growing on a windowsill.

Appearance and Use: Harvest them at any time for use as a flavoring or garnish. Plants can be heavily harvested as long as the growing point remains; after heavy harvesting fertilize and water to promote new growth. If plants are allowed to grow a second year, harvest the leaves before the flowers open.



Pepper 'Cayennetta' F1 AAS 2012 Winner
Pepper 'Cayennetta' F1 AAS 2012 Winner
Capsicum annuum
 
‘Cayennetta’ is an excellent tasting mildly spicy pepper that is very easy to grow, even for novice gardeners. This 3 to 4-inch chili pepper yielded bigger fruits from a very well branched upright plant that required no staking which would make it perfect for a container or patio planter. Unique to this variety is that it has good cold tolerance as well as dense foliage cover to protect the fruits from sun scorch and it handled extreme heat very well. This pepper is an all-around good choice no matter where you’re gardening. Market growers will benefit from the heavy yield and prolific fruit set from each plant. Everyone will love the excellent pepper flavor that outshone all the comparison varieties. Bred by Floranova Ltd.

Primary Details
Class Pepper
Variety Name 'Cayennetta' F1 AAS 2012 Winner
Genus Capsicum
Species annuum
Year 2012
Member Floranova Ltd/Vegetalis
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Dark green
Plant Habit Bushy, Compact, Upright
Plant Height Tall - Over 24"
Garden Spacing 2 feet
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 97 days
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 69 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) red
Fruit Shape tapered bayonette shape
Fruit Size 3 to 4 inches
Fruit Weight .18 oz
Fruit Flavor Description spicy pepper
Number Of Fruits Per Plant prolific ffruit set with heavy yield
Plant Spread 20 inches

Home Gardener Use
Container YES





Pepper 'Cherry Stuffer' F1
Pepper 'Cherry Stuffer' F1
Capsicum annuum

Sweet version of the favorite 'Cherry Bomb'. 'Cherry Bomb' is great for stuffing but, with some heat levels nearing that of a habanero, they are often too hot for many gardeners. This 'Cherry Stuffer' is the sweet solution- with one knife move they are ready to stuff and bake. the plants are 2 feet tall and produce fruits in abundance.

Primary Details
Class Pepper
Variety Name 'Cherry Stuffer' F1
Genus Capsicum
Species annuum
Year 2012
Member The Cook's Garden
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required YES

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Dark green
Plant Height Tall - Over 24"
Garden Spacing 30 inches
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 130
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 73
Fruit Color (Harvest) Red
Fruit Shape Ball
Fruit Size 2-2 1/2 inches
Fruit Weight 2-4 oz.
Fruit Flavor Description Sweet
Number Of Fruits Per Plant 20-25
Plant Spread 28 inches
Disease Resistances or Tolerances TMV


Home Gardener Use
Container YES


How to Grow

Start pepper seeds indoors in a warm, well-lighted area about 8 weeks before planting outdoors. Sow seed 1/4 inch deep into individual containers filled with seed-starting formula. Keep moist. Seedlings emerge in 10-21 days at 75 °F. Before transplanting, move to a sheltered area outside for a week. Set the pepper plants 28 inches apart in rows 2 feet wide in an area with rich, well drained soil and plenty of sun. Provide pepper plants with water every week. They appreciate watering in dry periods.





Pepper 'Mole Sauce'
Pepper 'Mole Sauce'
Capsicum annuum

Mole recipes can include up to 20 ingredients from salt to chocolate but always starts with the basic ancho, pasillo, and chili peppers. This collection is our door to homemade mole – Ole! Ancho (Poblano): 65 days to harvest; Pasillo Bajio: 85 days to harvest; (Serrano) Chili: 75 days to harvest.

Primary Details
Class Pepper
Variety Name 'Mole Sauce'
Genus Capsicum
Species annuum
Year 2012
Member The Cook's Garden
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required YES

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Bushy
Plant Height Tall - Over 24"
Garden Spacing 30 inches
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 130
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 73
Fruit Color (Harvest) Red
Fruit Size 2-2.5 inches
Fruit Weight 2-4 oz
Fruit Flavor Description hot and smokey
Number Of Fruits Per Plant 20-25
Plant Spread 35-45 inches

Home Gardener Use
Container YES


How to Grow

Start pepper seeds indoors in a warm, well-lighted area about 8 weeks before planting outdoors. Sow seed 1⁄4" deep into individual containers filled with seed-starting formula. Keep moist.Seedlings emerge in 10-21 days at 75-80ºF. Before transplanting, move to a sheltered area outside for a week. Set the pepper plants 28" apart in rows 2' apart in an area with rich, well-drained soil and full sun. Provide pepper plants with 1-1/2" of water every week. They appreciate watering in dry periods.




Pepper, Chile 'Basket of Fire'
Pepper, Chile 'Basket of Fire'
Capsicum frutescens

The first true hanging basket pepper! Spicy hot peppers add color and character as they turn from cream to orange and maturing to red. The small leaves don’t hide the fruit which pop from under the foliage. The basal branches of ‘Basket of Fire’ cascade as they develop while new growth continues to fill the top for a well rounded appearance. ‘Basket of Fire’ matures in 90 days.

Primary Details
Class Pepper, Chile
Variety Name 'Basket of Fire'
Genus Capsicum
Species frutescens
Year 2012
Member Floranova Ltd/Vegetalis
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Trailing
Plant Height Short - Under 10"
Garden Spacing 12 inches
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 120
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 90
Fruit Color (Harvest) Red
Fruit Shape Conical tapered
Fruit Size 2 inch
Fruit Weight 1/4 ounce
Fruit Flavor Description 80000 Shu hot pungent flavour
Number Of Fruits Per Plant 300 plus
Plant Spread 14-18 inches

Home Gardener Use
Container YES


How to Grow

Sowing to Transplant
Sow January to Late April in 512 plugs or larger
Media Temperature 70-75oF (21-24oC)
Air Temp 60-70°F (15-21oC)
Light Levels 1000-2000 f.c.
Optimum pH 5.5-5.8
EC <1.0mS/cm
Fertilizer 14-0-14 (Rate 50-100ppm)
Covering Vermiculite
Days to Germinate 5-7 days
Days from Sow-Transplant 21-24 days
Sow to Retail (green fruit) 6"(15cm), 14 weeks






Pepper, Chile 'Gusto Green' F1
Pepper, Chile 'Gusto Green' F1
Capsicum frutescens

'Gusto Green' is a hybrid medium hot type adaptable to a range of growing techniques and tastes. The yield is particularly good with a good level of holding ability. The tasty medium hot flavored fruit matures from green to a rich red color making a very attractive plant. The compact, mounding plants remain a tidy 12 inches wide and tall and provide a stunning display in the garden or container. Intended for patio container growing, attractive to look at and spicy to eat.

This new variety has been developed in the UK and shows great promise for a moderate climate and either amateur or professional cropping. Peppers are high in fiber and full of vitamins C and A.

Primary Details
Class Pepper, Chile
Variety Name 'Gusto Green' F1
Genus Capsicum
Species frutescens
Year 2012
Member Pro-Veg Seeds Ltd.
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Compact, Mounded
Plant Height Medium - 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing 23 inches
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 65-75 days protected
Fruit Color (Harvest) matures from green to a rich red color
Fruit Shape slender flame-shaped
Fruit Size 1/2 inches wide and 3 inches long
Fruit Flavor Description Medium hot
Plant Spread 17 inches


How to Grow

Sowing and Germination:

Germ Temperature 60 degrees F

Growing on Temperature: daytime 60 degrees F; night minimum 59-64 degrees F

Sowing to first fruit: 65-75 days protected







Pepper, Chile 'Gusto Purple' F1
Pepper, Chile 'Gusto Purple' F1
Capsicum frutescens

'Gusto Purple' is a hybrid medium hot type pepper adaptable to a range of growing techniques. Suited to cropping indoors or out. The yield is particularly good with a good level of holding ability.  The compact, mounding plants remain 12 inches wide and tall. The tidy plants are covered in slender, flame-shaped fruit, maturing from purple to rich red color. Provides a stunning display in the garden or container.

This new variety has been developed in the UK and shows great promise for a moderate climate and either amateur or professional cropping. Chile peppers are rich in vitamins C, A, B6, and potassium.

Primary Details
Class Pepper, Chile
Variety Name 'Gusto Purple' F1
Genus Capsicum
Species frutescens
Year 2012
Member Pro-Veg Seeds Ltd.
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Compact, Mounded
Plant Height Medium - 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing 23 inches
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 65-75 days protected
Fruit Color (Harvest) matures from purple to a rich red color
Fruit Shape slender elongated
Fruit Size 1/2 inch wide and 3 inches long
Fruit Flavor Description tasty medium hot flavor
Plant Spread 12 inches

How to Grow

Sowing and Germination:

Germination temperature: 71 degrees F

Growing on temperature: daytime 71 degrees F; night minimum 59-64 degrees







Pumpkin 'Mr. Wrinkles' F1
Pumpkin 'Mr. Wrinkles' F1
Cucurbita pepo

This large Jack-O-Lantern type pumpkin has a rich, dark orange color and deep ribs running from top to bottom, giving the fruits a unique 'wrinkled' look that is perfect for fall decorating. The thick flesh and large, fat, deeply imbedded handles make this one a winner. Plants produce large yields of 20-30 pound barrel-shaped fruits.

Primary Details
Class Pumpkin
Variety Name 'Mr. Wrinkles' F1
Genus Cucurbita
Species pepo
Year 2012
Member Sakata Seed America, Inc.
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Vining
Plant Height Short - Under 10"
Garden Spacing 4 feet
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 100-110
Days To Harvest (Transplant) n/a
Fruit Color (Harvest) dark orange
Fruit Shape round, barrel shaped
Fruit Size 13" x 10.5"
Fruit Weight 20-30 pounds
Fruit Flavor Description good flavor
Plant Spread 96-120


How to Grow

Direct sow 4-6 seeds in hills about 4 feet apart in rows about 6 feet apart, after all danger of frost has passed. Thin to best 3 plants. Provide 1 inch of water per week, watering early in the morning at the plant base or using drip irrigation to prevent foliage diseases. Work a balanced fertilizer into the soil at planting and once a month throughout the growing season. Harvest fruits when vines begin to wither and when the rind color changes to deep orange.







Spinach 'Python'
Spinach 'Python'
Spinacia oleracea

'Python' spinach is great for fall harvest. It has smooth, dark green leaves that are arrowhead shaped. The uniform plants have an upright habit and are fast growing. It is resistant to downy mildew races 1-7, 9, and 11.

Primary Details
Class Spinach
Variety Name 'Python'
Genus Spinacia
Species oleracea
Year 2012
Member Johnny's Selected Seeds
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Cold Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Upright
Plant Height Medium - 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing 9-10 seeds a foot in rows 12-18” apart
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 35 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Green
Fruit Size Long 6-8” stems
Disease Resistances or Tolerances Resistant to downy mildew races 1-7, 9, and 11.

Home Gardener Use
Container YES


How to Grow

CULTURE: Spinach grows in a wide range of soils if moist and fertile, but is sensitive to acidity. pH should be at least 6.0, preferably 6.5-7.5.


SOWING DATES: Spinach germinates best in cool soil. Begin sowing in early spring as soon as the ground can be worked. Summer sowing in soil over 85°F (30°C) risks low or erratic germination! Sow late in July into September for the fall crop. Spinach can also be planted from September until freeze-up for an early harvest the following spring; floating row covers offer effective winter protection.


PLANTING AND HARVEST: For bunching and full size: Sow about 9-10 seeds/ft., 1/2" deep, rows 12-18" apart. Harvest spinach full size but before bolting, cutting just below root attachment for "rooted spinach", or cut higher for "clipped spinach". For baby leaf: Sow in a 2-4" wide band, 3/4" apart, about 40 seeds/ft. Clip small leaves in 3-5 weeks, depending on time of year and speed of growth. Triple-rinse leaves, sort out cut and broken leaves, and package. For a continuous supply, sow every 7 days.


STORAGE: Store at 32°F (0°C) and 95% humidity 10-14 days.





Squash 'Golden Egg'
Squash 'Golden Egg'
Cucurbita pepo

Golden-yellow egg-shaped squash measures up to 5" across, boasting succulent creamy flesh with hints of chartreuse. The best-tasting squash in Burpee's taste trials for two years in a row. A picture-perfect gourmet sensation.

Primary Details
Class Squash
Variety Name 'Golden Egg'
Genus Cucurbita
Species pepo
Year 2012
Member W. Atlee Burpee & Co.
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Bushy, Vining
Plant Height Tall - Over 24"
Garden Spacing 30 inches
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 41
Days To Harvest (Transplant) -
Fruit Color (Harvest) Gold
Fruit Shape Oval
Fruit Size 4.5
Fruit Weight 13 ounces
Fruit Flavor Description Sweet and creamy after cooking
Plant Spread 30


Home Gardener Use
Container YES







Squash 'Honeynut'
Squash 'Honeynut'
Cucurbita moschata

New from Cornell. A small butternut that is a orange buff color.  It grows  4 to 5 inches and weighs in at 5 to 8 oz. This would be a great item for any home garden.

Primary Details
Class Squash
Variety Name 'Honeynut'
Genus Cucurbita
Species moschata
Year 2012
Member Seeds by Design, Inc.
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Vining
Plant Height Short - Under 10"
Garden Spacing 12 inches
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 100 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Tan
Fruit Shape Cylindria/bell
Fruit Size 4 to 5 inches
Fruit Weight 5 - 8 oz
Fruit Flavor Description Butternut
Number Of Fruits Per Plant 4 to 6
Plant Spread 30 to 50 inches
Disease Resistances or Tolerances Some resistances to Powdery Mildew


How to Grow

Plant after last frost.






Squash 'Lakota'
Squash 'Lakota'
Cucurbita pepo

Fine grained, orange flesh with sweet, nutty flavor, good for baking, beautiful orange and green skin color. 5 - 7 lbs. Developed from Lakota WSioux squash, rare.

Primary Details
Class Squash
Variety Name 'Lakota'
Genus Cucurbita
Species pepo
Year 2012
Member Terra Organics, LLC
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Bushy
Plant Height Medium - 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing 2' X 7'
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 85 - 105 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Orange and green
Fruit Shape Small bell
Fruit Size 8 to 12 inches
Fruit Weight 5 - 7 pounds
Fruit Flavor Description Sweet nutty flavor
Number Of Fruits Per Plant 4 - t
Plant Spread 3 - 4 feet


How to Grow

Plant 24" 1 " deep after last frost.







Squash 'Mini Turks Turban'
Squash 'Mini Turks Turban'
Cucurbita maxima

Great miniature squash that has a turban shape. Color is orange and red base with a creamy top.

Primary Details
Class Squash
Variety Name 'Mini Turks Turban'
Genus Cucurbita
Species maxima
Year 2012
Member Seeds by Design, Inc.
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Vining
Plant Height Medium - 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing 24 inches
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 80-100 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Red-orange caps
Fruit Shape Somewhat of a turban shape
Fruit Size 3-6 dia
Fruit Weight 1/2 - 1 lbs
Fruit Flavor Description Ornamental
Number Of Fruits Per Plant Good yielder
Plant Spread 3-5 feet


How to Grow

Plant after last frost.




 


Squash, winter 'Silver Edged'
Squash, winter 'Silver Edged'
Cucurbita mixta

'Silver Edged' - A Mesoamerican land race,  Round 12 inch fruit that are grown for the tasty spectacular seeds.

Primary Details
Class Squash, winter
Variety Name 'Silver Edged'
Genus Cucurbita
Species mixta
Year 2012
Member Seeds by Design, Inc.
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Spreading
Plant Height Short - Under 10"
Garden Spacing 2' X 8'
Fruit Color (Harvest) Tan with Green Stripes
Fruit Shape Round
Fruit Size 12 inches
Fruit Weight 5 lbs
Fruit Flavor Description Seeds flavor is like a pumkin seed
Number Of Fruits Per Plant 4 to 8
Plant Spread 3 to 5 feet

How to Grow

Sow after frost danger has passed and soil is warm, Sow seeds every 24 to 30 inches 1" deep.






Tomato 'Amsterdam'
Tomato 'Amsterdam'
Solanum lycopersicum

Just like a work of art by the great Dutch, Amsterdam is sure to wow you.  In our trials this year, Amsterdam had one of the highest brix levels of all tomato varieties.  Brix levels are indicators of sugar levels in produce.  If you like a sweet tasting grape tomato then you should try Amsterdam.

Primary Details
Class Tomato
Variety Name 'Amsterdam'
Genus Solanum
Species lycopersicum
Year 2012
Member Monsanto Vegetables
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required YES

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Climbing, Requires staking, Upright
Plant Height Tall - Over 24"
Garden Spacing 24"
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 68 Days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Red
Fruit Shape Grape
Fruit Weight 22 grams
Fruit Flavor Description Sweet balanced taste
Number Of Fruits Per Plant More than 200
Plant Spread 24", depends on pruning or staking practices
Disease Resistances or Tolerances Fol-0, Ma/Mi/Mj, ToMV, Va/Vd (HR)

How to Grow

Amsterdam can be grown pruned or simply left alone to grow in a cage or on a stake.  Pruning will make the fruit mature slightly earlier (3-5 days), and will produce larger fruit.

For more growing information you can visit:

http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/sceneea10.html







Tomato 'Big Daddy Hybrid'
Tomato 'Big Daddy Hybrid'
Lycopersicon esculentum

Meet 'Big Daddy' - bred from all-time great 'Big Boy', it produces delicious harvest with enhanced disease-resistance and fruit set extending into the fading days of summer. Ruby red round meaty fruits tip the scales at 15 whopping ounces.

Primary Details
Class Tomato
Variety Name 'Big Daddy Hybrid'
Genus Lycopersicon
Species esculentum
Year 2012
Member W. Atlee Burpee & Co.
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required YES

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Upright
Plant Height Tall - Over 24"
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 119
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 77
Fruit Color (Harvest) Red
Fruit Shape Round
Fruit Size 3.75
Fruit Weight 15 ounces
Fruit Flavor Description Bold savory notes underscore robust tomato flavor
Plant Spread 54
Disease Resistances or Tolerances Verticillium, Fusarium, Hot Set







Tomato 'Caramba'
Tomato 'Caramba'
Solanum lycopersicum

Primary Details
Class Tomato
Variety Name 'Caramba'
Genus Solanum
Species lycopersicum
Year 2012
Member Monsanto Vegetables
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO


Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Requires staking
Plant Height Tall - Over 24"
Garden Spacing 24






Tomato 'Cherry Falls'
Tomato 'Cherry Falls'
Solanum lycopersicum

Just as the name implies, large cherry sized and colored fruit cascade from this variety forming a waterfall of fruit. Well matched in habit to our Rambling series of tomatoes, ‘Cherry Falls’ produces sweet 1 ½ to 1 ¾ of fruit. Well suited for baskets, window boxes and mixed combination pots. 'Cherry Falls’ ripens in 68-72 days.

 
Primary Details
Class Tomato
Variety Name 'Cherry Falls'
Genus Solanum
Species lycopersicum
Year 2012
Member Floranova Ltd/Vegetalis
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Partial sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Trailing
Plant Height Short - Under 10"
Garden Spacing 24 inches
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 100 days
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 72 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Cherry Red
Fruit Shape Round
Fruit Size 1 1/2 Inch
Fruit Weight 1/2 ounce
Fruit Flavor Description Sweet and Juicy
Number Of Fruits Per Plant average 300
Plant Spread 24 to 36 inches

Home Gardener Use
Container YES

How to Grow

Sow Mid January to Late May in 512 plugs or larger Media Temperature 70-72oF (21-22oC) Air Temp 60-70°F (15-21oC) Light Levels 1000-2000 f.c. Optimum pH 5.5-6.0 EC <1.0mS/cm Fertilizer 14-0-14 (Rate 50-100ppm) Covering Vermiculite Days to Germinate 4-7 days Days from Sow-Transplant 21-24 days Sow to Retail (green fruit) 6"(15cm), 10 weeks






Tomato 'Indigo Rose'
Tomato 'Indigo Rose'
Lycopersicon lycopersicum

A tomato unlike any we have seen before!' 'Indigo Rose' is the first high-anthocyanin tomato commercially available anywhere in the world. The high amount of anthocyanin (a naturally occurring pigment that has been shown to fight disease in humans) creates quite a vibrant indigo, almost blue skin on the 2-inch, round fruit. The purple coloring occurs on the portion of the fruit that is exposed to light, while the shaded portion starts out green and turns red when mature. Ripe fruit has red interior flesh with a well balanced, "tomatoey" flavor. Plant has a very open, indeterminate growth habit with most fruit being exposed. Bred at Oregon State University.

Primary Details
Class Tomato
Variety Name 'Indigo Rose'
Genus Lycopersicon
Species lycopersicum
Year 2012
Member Territorial Seed Company
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Dry to Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Spreading
Plant Height Tall - Over 24"
Garden Spacing 3-4 feet
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 130
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 80
Fruit Color (Harvest) indigo/deep purple on areas exposed to sun, red interior flesh
Fruit Shape round
Fruit Size 2 inch round
Fruit Weight approximately 2 ounces
Fruit Flavor Description rich tomato flavor, not too sweet, not too tangy
Number Of Fruits Per Plant +20
Plant Spread 36-48 inches if not caged
Disease Resistances or Tolerances Highly resistant to early blight, moderately resistant to powdery mildew

Home Gardener Use
Container YES

How to Grow

CULTURE: Sow seeds indoors into sterile seedling mix 6-8 weeks before your last spring frost. Plant 1/4 inch deep, water lightly, and cover with plastic or a Propagation Dome to keep the seeds from drying out. Optimum soil temperature for germination: 70-90°F. Days to emergence: 6-14. When the first set of true leaves has emerged, up-pot into 3-4 inch pots and place in an area with full light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F). This will help prevent legginess. Water carefully, allowing the soil to dry on the surface between watering, but don't let the plants wilt. Fertilize with fish emulsion every 10-14 days. Seven to ten days before you want to transplant outside, set the plants in a sheltered area outdoors to harden off. Bring in or cover at night to protect from frost. After the danger of frost has passed, transplant into well worked garden soil. Blend 1/4 cup of our complete fertilizer into the soil around each plant. If you have acid soils or have been bothered by blossom end rot, a handful of bone meal should also be added. Space determinate varieties 18-24 inches apart and indeterminate varieties 20-30 inches apart. Allow 3-4 feet between rows. If your plants have become leggy, plant them deeper; the stems will actually sprout roots. Water very lightly at first, allowing the stems to adapt.






Tomato 'Sweet Zen' F1
Tomato 'Sweet Zen' F1
Lycopersicon lycopersicum

Sweet Zen is a must for container gardens.  It's compact determinate plant fits into patio gardens well but unlike other determinate types it can be harvested over a longer period of time.   The bright red grape type fruits have early maturity and have good sweet flavor. Plants are tolerant to heat.

Primary Details
Class Tomato
Variety Name 'Sweet Zen' F1
Genus Lycopersicon
Species lycopersicum
Year 2012
Member Sakata Seed America, Inc.
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Height Tall - Over 24"
Garden Spacing 3 feet
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 63
Fruit Color (Harvest) red
Fruit Shape oval (grape type)
Fruit Weight 1/2
Fruit Flavor Description sweet with good tomato flavor
Plant Spread 24-30

Home Gardener Use
Container YES

How to Grow

Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last expected frost. In a seed starting tray, sow 2 seeds per cell filled with seed-starting mix and cover about 1/4 inch. Keep well watered (this is done easily through bottom watering); germination temperature of 75-85 degrees is optimal. Thin to one strongest seedling. When second set of true leaves appear, carefully transfer into a larger pot and set outdoors for about a week to harden off. Transplant into a large patio container or in a garden bed, applying a balanced fertilizer and watering well. After several weeks, mulch and provide 1 inch of water per week. 




Tomato Poseidon 43
Tomato Poseidon 43
Solanum Lycopersicum

What makes a great tomato? In parts of Asia, pink tomatoes are considered the best, as pink tomatoes are typically sweet to the taste with low acid levels.  If you are looking for a mild tomato, this pink tomato is sure to please.

Primary Details
Class Tomato
Variety Name Poseidon 43
Genus Solanum
Species Lycopersicum
Year 2012
Member Monsanto Vegetables
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 78 Days
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 78 Days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Pink
Fruit Shape Globe
Fruit Weight 225 grams
Fruit Flavor Description Sweet to the taste
Disease Resistances or Tolerances Ff-C.E., Fol-1,2, For, MI/Ma/Mj, ToMV 0-2, Va/Vd-1 (HR)







Tomato Tye-Dye
Tomato Tye-Dye
Solanum lycopersicum

Bring a burst of color to your dinner table.  Try Tye-Dye, a new hybrid tomato splashed with bright yellow-orange and red.  Fruit are large and have a marbled red interior.  Tye-Dye is a cornucopia of flavor in one cool tomato.

Primary Details
Class Tomato
Variety Name Tye-Dye
Genus Solanum
Species lycopersicum
Year 2012
Member Monsanto Vegetables
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 78 Days
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 78 Days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Bright Yellow Orange and Red
Fruit Shape Round
Fruit Weight 7 ounces
Fruit Flavor Description Cornucopia of flavor in one cool tomato
Disease Resistances or Tolerances Aal, F0l-1, Ss, Va/Vd-1 (HR)







Tomato Yaqui
Tomato Yaqui
Solanum lycopersicum

Yaqui is a saladette tomato that combines a vigorous healthy plant with great fruit set, extra-large fruit and high yield potential.  Yaqui is widely adaptable and has a very wide range of disease resistance.

Primary Details
Class Tomato
Variety Name Yaqui
Genus Solanum
Species lycopersicum
Year 2012
Member Monsanto Vegetables
Sales Type Vegetables


Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO


Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Bushy
Plant Height Medium - 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing 24 inches
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 75 Days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Red
Fruit Shape Blocky
Fruit Weight 3-3.7 ounces
Fruit Flavor Description Great tomato flavor
Plant Spread 24 inches
Disease Resistances or Tolerances Aal, Fol-1,2, Ma/Mi/Mj, Ss, Va/Vd-1, Pst-0

How to Grow

For more information please visit:
http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/sceneea10.html




Watermelon 'Faerie' F1 AAS 2012 Winner
Watermelon 'Faerie' F1 AAS 2012 Winner
Citrullus lanatus
 
“Faerie’ is a non-traditional watermelon in that it has a creamy yellow rind with thin stripes yet still yields sweet pink-red flesh with a high sugar content and crisp texture. Home gardeners will like growing something unique in their garden and the fact that the vines are vigorous yet spread only to 11’ means it takes up less space in the garden. Each 7-8” fruit weighs only four to six pounds making it a perfect family size melon. Professional growers will appreciate the disease and insect tolerance as well as the prolific fruit set that starts early and continues throughout the season. Bred by Known-You Seed Company.

Primary Details
Class Watermelon
Variety Name 'Faerie' F1 AAS 2012 Winner
Genus Citrullus
Species lanatus
Year 2012
Member All-America Selections
Sales Type Vegetables

Plant Needs
Duration Type Annual
Light Needs Full sun
Water Needs Normal
Season Type Warm Season
Staking Required NO

Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color Green
Plant Habit Vining
Plant Height Medium -10" to 24"
Garden Spacing 8 to 10 feet
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed) 72 days
Days To Harvest (Transplant) 60 days
Fruit Color (Harvest) Light yellow rind with thin stripe
Fruit Shape Deep globe
Fruit Size 7 to 8 inches
Fruit Weight 4 to 6 pounds
Fruit Flavor Description High sugar content with crisp texture
Number Of Fruits Per Plant Very productive
Plant Spread 11 1/2 feet
Disease Resistances or Tolerances Tolerates general diseases and insects

How to Grow

In northern areas, sow seed 4 weeks prior to last frost date. Sow seed directly into peat pots filled with soilless mix that has been well-watered and allowed to drain. Cover with media and maintain 75°F. Wrap in plastic to maintain uniform moisture. Germination will occur in 7 to 14 days. Keep warm, transplant after soil and air temperatures warm or protect from cool night temperatures. In areas with long growing seasons, seed may be sown directly into prepared garden soil.


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