Spring Vegetables at Morningsun Herb Farm 2017
TOMATO – RED AND PINK
Ace-high improved: VFFNA. Determinate 71 days. 10 oz tomatoes with wonderful flavor. Well adapted to growing in western states. An old standard, especially for canning.
Anna Russian: Indeterminate. 65 days. HEIRLOOM. This luscious heirloom was reported to have been brought to Oregon by a Russian immigrant generations ago. Pinkish red, heart shaped fruits are large, early and juicy with outstanding flavor and weigh up to 1 lb. Oxheart like foliage on hardy vines
Arkansas Traveler: Indeterminate. 90 days. HEIRLOOM variety from stock seed discovered in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and Missouri. Fruits are rough, medium sized, about 6 oz, with an excellent, creamy mild flavor. Highly adaptable.
Ball’s Beefsteak: VFFT. Indeterminate. 76 days. This is a great choice for gardeners who want to grow luscious big tomatoes but need them to mature early and stand up to the challenges of disease problems. These 8-12 oz globe shaped fruit grow on highly disease-resistant plants, having no cracking, and offer sensational, old fashioned flavor. Wonderful as a sandwich tomato. BEEFSTEAK.
Bella Rosa: VFFT. Determinate. 75 days. High yields of large bright red tomatoes. Firm, round, and very flavorful! A good balance of sugar and acid. Very heat tolerant and crack resistant.
Better Boy VFN Hybrid: Indeterminate. 75 days. Rugged vines produce large crops of bright red, 12-16 oz smooth, flavorful fruit. Similar to Big Boy, but with additional disease resistance. Firm and perfect for slicing. One of the best tasting garden tomatoes available anywhere!
Beefmaster VFN Hybrid: Indeterminate. 80 days. One of America’s favorites for the solid, meaty, flavorful red fruit that weigh up to 2 lbs. Vigorous vines and outstanding fruit taste and quality. BEEFSTEAK.
Brandywine Sudduths Strain: Indeterminate. 80 days. 1 ½ lb. HEIRLOOM. A legendary variety with exceptionally rich and succulent flavor. Fruit is meaty and grow on tall potato-leaved vines. BEEFSTEAK.
Carmello: Indeterminate. 75 days. The French Carmello is among the most productive tomatoes ever bred. It is popular in European markets because of it’s exceptionally fine flavor. Bears large crops of heavy, juicy tomatoes with flavor that just doesn’t stop. Another favorite because it consistently produces great tasting fruit, even in cooler weather. Good for slicing in salads, sautéed, or as an integral part of any dish.
Caspian Pink: Indeterminate. 80 days. Russian HEIRLOOM. Large pink BEEFSTEAK, rich flavor, often compared favorably to Brandywine. Fruits average 10-12 oz. with a plentiful set and fairly early set for this large of a tomato.
Celebrity: VFFNTA Determinate 70 days. 8 oz. Exceptionally flavorful, firm fruit on strong vines with good cover and outstanding disease resistance. Highly productive and widely adaptable.
Cosmonaut Volkov: Determinate. 72 days. HEIRLOOM. An out of this world tomato from the Ukraine. Cosmonaut Volkov will set your taste buds flying high with a deep, balanced, sweet and tangy flavor. Determinate plants set generously sized 2-3 inch slightly squat, deep orange/red fruit with green tinged shoulders and bright red interiors. A taste sensation that only an heirloom can offer. NEW FOR 2015!
Crimson Sprinter: Indeterminate. 70 days. A delicious, medium sized slicer (5-7 oz) that matures early and tolerates cool conditions. The original seed was acquired from Seed Savers Exchange by a North Dakota farmer, and Seeds of Change have continued to select for plant vigor. Crimson Sprinter has a slightly thicker skin, allowing it to store a bit better than many heirlooms.
Delicious: Indeterminate. 77 days. Huge red fruit, holds the world’s record for largest tomato ever grown. Excellent flavor, just what a tomato should taste like! Very few seeds, fruit up to 2 lb..
Druzba: Indeterminate. 85 days. HEIRLOOM. Originally from Bulgaria, named ‘friendship’ for its sterling qualities. Husky plants bear heavy sets of tasty, 12 oz fruits over a long season. Round fruits, 4 inches across, mature bright red with pink-gold shoulders. High acid content.
Early Girl: VFF. Indeterminate. 52 days. 6 oz. A favorite early variety. Dependable large harvests of flavorful tomatoes with excellent disease resistance.
First Prize VFFNT: Indeterminate. 75 days. Plants bear over a very long season. This is the kind of tomato home gardeners would love to grow for a county fair. Vigorous vines produce huge crops of round, crack resistant 10-12 oz fruits.
Italian Sweet: Indeterminate. 85 days. HEIRLOOM. Large, up to 3 lbs, and luscious BEEFSTEAK tomatoes grow on tall, potato leaved plants. Sweet and juicy, full of old fashioned tomato flavor.
Kosovo: Indeterminate. 75 days. HEIRLOOM. This wonderful oxheart variety came from a former U.N. worker in Kosovo, who passed it down to Carolyn Male. Huge, deep pink heart-shaped fruit has a sweet rich flavor and is very meaty while still being juicy. Production is excellent and the tomatoes are simply beautiful, but it is the delectable and intense tomato flavor that really makes this one special. Tomatoes can grow up to 1 lb.
Mexico: Indeterminate. 80 days. HEIRLOOM. Very large plants have an excellent set of huge, dark pink BEEFSTEAK fruit with outstanding taste. Bears large fruit in generous numbers over a very long season. Fruit is 1 lb.
Moskvich: Indeterminate. 60 days. HEIRLOOM. One of the most appealing extra early tomatoes. Fruits are early, deep red, and cold tolerant. Rich flavor. Smooth and globe shaped, 4-6 oz with a small stem scar.
Mule Team: Indeterminate. 80 days. A great choice for a ‘main crop,’ all-purpose tomato. Vigorous plants bear plenty of 8 to 12 ounce round, bright red tomatoes with excellent flavor and texture. Not only are harvests very abundant, but production continues right up until frost. HEIRLOOM variety.
Neves Azorean Red: Indeterminate. 75 days. This terrific red tomato was developed by Anthony Neves who kept selecting for larger size, resulting in a huge, beautiful beefsteak with 1 to 3 lb deep red fruit bursting bursting with magnificent, rich flavor. This makes the ultimate tomato sandwich or special tomato salad. NEW FOR 2015!
Sioux: Indeterminate. 70 days. 6 oz. HEIRLOOM, sweet yet tangy, and full of rich complex flavors. Very long productive season. Although this appears to be an average size unassuming red tomato, you just have to grow it to believe it.
Stupice: Indeterminate 52 days. 2 oz. Very early cold tolerant tomato that bears abundantly. HEIRLOOM, from Czechoslovakia, a garden favorite for its earliness and productivity.
Thessaloniki: Indeterminate. 75 days. 8 oz. Greek HEIRLOOM, beautiful round fruit, juicy with excellent, old fashioned acid tomato flavor. Good yields and crack resistant.
Wins All: Indeterminate. 80 days. HEIRLOOM. An offshoot of Ponderosa Pink, it produces moderate to high yields of blemish free, 1 lb pink fruit that is very juicy. Very complex flavor – sweet and tangy. Resistant to blossom end rot.
TOMATO – PURPLE AND BLACK
Aunt Ginny’s Purple: Indeterminate. 75 days. Heirloom beefsteak. Deep pink tomatoes weigh 12 oz and are mostly smooth with very little cracking. Potato leaf plants are vigorous with good yields, with a flavor so rich many people claim it is better than Brandywine.
Black: Indeterminate. 75 days. HEIRLOOM. Compact plants bear plenty of wonderfully rich, dark mahogany brown tomatoes that average about 4 oz. Black tomatoes have a delicious blend of sugar and acid and a distinctive, complex flavor that is to be savored. Some folks say this variety is one of the best tasting black tomatoes and prefer it also for its nice, medium size.
Black From Tula: Indeterminate. 75 days. HEIRLOOM from Russian. 10-12 oz reddish brown flattened fruit, very rich full flavor with lots of juice.
Black Krim: Indeterminate. 75 days. 12oz. HEIRLOOM. Dark brown-red tomatoes are large and richly flavored, with a hint of saltiness. Fruit sets well, even in heat. Heavy producer.
Black Prince: Indeterminate. 70 days. 1 lb. HEIRLOOM. Deep garnet round fruits really load up on these plants that stay fairly small. Tomatoes are medium sized and full of juice and good rich flavor. From Siberia.
Carbon: Indeterminate. 80 days. Among the darkest of the black tomatoes. Rich and sweet, tastes like summer. 8-12 oz. Purplish brown outside, deep brick red interior. We got many reports back from happy growers of this tomato in 2005 that claimed this was the best tomato they had ever grown! HEIRLOOM.
Cherokee Purple: Indeterminate. 80 days. 12 oz. Very productive plants with rose/purple fruit with brick red interior. Thin skin, absolutely delicious with a pleasantly sweet and rich flavor. Tennessee HEIRLOOM. One of our most popular tomatoes.
Indigo Blue Beauty: Indeterminate. 80 days. Beautiful 6 – 8 oz beefsteak tomatoes begin as a stunning true blue where sunlight strikes the skin. The undersides will ripen from green to red when fruit are ready to harvest. Large yields of meaty tomatoes are flavorful and resistant to cracking. NEW FOR 2015!
Japanese Black Trifele: Indeterminate. 85 days. Heavy producer of pear shaped fruits that are free of blemishes and cracks and range in color from intense black to dark gray blushed with magenta. Plants produce prolific yields of picture perfect, 3 oz fruits that look stunning when sliced on a plate. As delicious as it is unique. An excellent canner as it holds the flavor and color well.
TOMATO – YELLOW AND ORANGE
Amana Orange: Indeterminate. 75-90 days. HEIRLOOM. A 12-16 oz tomato with flavorful, meaty flesh. Originally from the Amana colonies in Iowa. This is an orange equivalent version of the heirloom Brandywine. These beautiful, low acid additions to the tomato patch will cover a full piece of bread on your open faced tomato sandwich.
Dixie Golden Giant: Indeterminate. 85 days. l to 2bs. Fabulous sweet fruity taste in a huge, clear lemon yellow BEEFSTEAK. HEIRLOOM. Large plants with good yields.
Dr. Wyche’s Yellow: Indeterminate. 80 days. A light yellow BEEFSTEAK that matures to a golden orange. Slightly flattened fruits, weighing up to 1 lb, have flesh that is meaty and blemish free. Scored well in our 2010 tomato tasting. NEW FOR 2011!
Jubilee: Indeterminate. 80 days. 8-12 oz. Plentiful harvests of bright gold-orange, large fruit, with delicious flavor. Makes beautiful mixed salads.
Lemon Boy VFN Hybrid: Indeterminate. 72 days. The first lemon yellow colored tomato, very productive and vigorous plant, producing large harvest of attractive fruit that weighs 8 oz. Lower acid, sweet flavor. Easy to grow.
Moonglow: Indeterminate. 80 days. Heavy yields of beautiful, 6-8 oz., 2″, blunt-pointed globes. A brilliant, warm-orange slicer with great flavor. Moon Glow is considered, by many tomato lovers, the tomato with the best texture and flavor of any yellow-gold tomato. A good choice for a market tomato because of it’s long shelf-life and delicious taste.
Tangerine: Indeterminate. 80 days. 1-2 lb. HEIRLOOM. Deep yellow orange beefsteak fruit shaped like a tangerine. Meaty and flavorful, with both sweet and rich flavor.
Valencia: Indeterminate. 80 days. HEIRLOOM. Round smooth fruits average 8-10 oz; very meaty with few seeds. Sunny orange color, full tomato flavor.
TOMATO – STRIPED / BI-COLOR
Ananas Noir: Indeterminate. 80 days. The name of this tomato is French for black pineapple – it arose out of a planting of Pineapple tomatoes in a Belgian garden. Fruit is 1 to 1 1/2 lb, with an exterior color of dark purple and green with pink-red splotches and a touch of yellow, while the inside is bright green streaked with pink. The flavor is sweet yet rich and delicious. Beautiful sliced on a plate.
Beauty King: Determinate. Large yellow beefsteak with pronounced deep red stripes (not blotches) that bleed into very meaty sweet yellow tomato flesh. Over one pound fruit is common size for this aggressive growing determinate plant that can grow over 12 feet tall. Bred locally by Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms.
Berkeley Tie Dye: Indeterminate. This is one amazing tomato, green-yellow with orange-red stripes. Green-yellow flesh with red blush and bright green seed gel. Fruit is 8 oz to one lb. Heavy hitter in flavor also, complex tomato flavor with some tartness. Chefs love them. Bred locally by Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms.
Big Rainbow: Indeterminate. 90 days. HEIRLOOM. Unique bicolored BEEFSTEAK tomto weighs 2 lbs and more! Ripe fruit has light yellow shoulders atop a golden orange tomato with ruby red radiating from the blossom end. Some red streaks appear through the meaty flesh. Sweet flavor. NEW FOR 2013!
Chocolate Stripes: Indeterminate. 79 days. Luscious bicolor, large 4 inch mahogany with dark green stripes, sweet earthy flavor, very long season of production.
Gold Medal: Indeterminate. 90 days. Large, yellow, streaked red fruit, firm and smooth, with very little acid. Often considered to be one of the sweetest tomato ever! Winner of many tomato tastings. If you are asking for a sweet tomato, this is the one for you!
Green Zebra: Indeterminate. 75 days. Unique and delicious salad tamato. 3 oz fruits are amber-green with darker green stripes. The light green flesh is sweet yet zingy. HEIRLOOM.
Jaunet Flammee: Indeterminate. 60 days. 3 oz HEIRLOOM. Orange skin and beautiful red mottled flesh. Fruit is high in sugar and acid, borne in clusters of 8-12 fruit. Good disease resistance.
Marvel Stripe: Indeterminate. 85 days. HEIRLOOM. Big and beautiful, yellow orange fruit streaked with ruby red, very sweet. 1 to 2 lbs, high yields.
Mr. Stripey (Tigerella): Indeterminate. 56 days. Huge crops of red fruits with clearly defined yellow-orange stripes. 1 ½ to 2 inch tomatoes have a rich, tangy flavor and are a beautiful novelty for adding whole or cutting into salads.
Orange Russian: Indeterminate. 85 days. A most unusual bi-colored oxheart style tomato. 8 oz, with a heart shape. Smooth golden flesh, marbled inside with streaks of red. Delicious and sweet, with a somewhat fruity flavor. Very meaty with few seeds.
Striped German: Indeterminate. 75 days. Heirloom. Beautiful 1-2 lb fruit, golden yellow with stripes of soft red. Flesh is very dense, juicy and flavorful, very complex. Produces until frost.
Virginia Sweets: Indeterminate. 80 days. This HEIRLOOM variety is simply one of the best tasting, best producing gold-red bicolors we have ever grown. On top of that, the tomatoes are stunningly beautiful and enormous, weighing at least 1 lb each. Golden yellow beefsteaks are colored with red stripes that turn into a ruby blush on top of the golden fruit. Flavor is sweet and rich, and harvests are abundant.
TOMATO – PASTE AND SALADETTE
Amish Paste: Indeterminate. 85 days. Amish HEIRLOOM variety produces paste type fruit with an oblong oxheart shape. 8 oz tomatoes are solid with an outstandingly good, sweet flavor.
Juliet: 1999 All-America Selections winner. Indeterminate. 60 days. Elongated cherry tomatoes grow in grape-like clusters. Very sweet flavor, vigorous grower. Great for snacking, sauces and drying. Once you try this one, it will be a mainstay of your tomato garden.
Roma: VF. Determinate. 78 days. 3 oz. Popular paste tomato. Compact plants yield large harvest of 3 inch red fruit.
San Marzano Redorta: Indeterminate. 78 days. Huge plum tomato is an HEIRLOOM variety from Tuscany, and named for a mountain in Bergamo. Used for cooking, but flavorful enough to eat fresh. Tomatoes are much larger than a regular San Marzano, with the average size being about 8 oz. This is a different tomato from the more common hybrid San Marzano; it is much larger and sweeter flavored, and much juicier.
TOMATO – CHERRY
Black Cherry: Indeterminate. 65 days. New! A truly black cherry tomato, with classic black tomato flavor, rich and sweet. Very abundant, irresistibly delicious.
Blush: Indeterminate. 75 days. A new ‘julienne cherry’ tomato introduced from Seeds of Change. These are 2 inches long, 1-3 oz beauties, ready to pick when a pink blush starts to appear over the yellow background. The flavor is very sweet, with a hint of pineapple. Blush is very productive over an extended period. We think this variety will be as popular as Juliet (see below), and would make a good pairing for planting, being used fresh, for canning, sauces, drying, and preserved in oil. I can’t wait to try this one in salsa!
Green Grape: Determinate. 70 days. Yellow-green I inch fruits are full of flavor, sweet and juicy. Very prolific compact plants.
Isis Candy: Indeterminate. 67 days. Yellow gold tomatoes with red marbling. Sweet taste that is also rich and fruity. Long bearing season, very prolific.
Lucky Tiger: Indeterminate. 70 days. Elongated cherry has a beautiful color combination of deep green striping and a backdrop that develops from green to red when fruit is ready. The interior is marbled with red, and has a sweet and rich flavor with bright acid notes.
Matt’s Wild Cherry: Indeterminate. 60 days. Only ¾ inch big, with smooth texture and sweet full flavored fruits. Excellent in salsa and of course, for fresh eating. HEIRLOOM.
Snow White: Indeterminate. 75 days. Delightful ivory-colored cherry tomatoes ripen to pale yellow and are deliciously sweet without being sugary. This is one you’ll find yourself snacking on in the garden because it tastes so good.
Sugary: Indeterminate. 60 days. 2005 ALL AMERICA SELECTIONS AWARD WINNER. Very sweet, cherry sized tomatoes are oval shaped with a pointed blossom end and a beautiful reddish-pink color. Fruit is produced in clusters on high yielding semi-indeterminate vines, which means that plants stay more compact but continue to produce over a long season.
Sun Sugar FT Hybrid: Indeterminate. 62 days. A hybrid orange cherry tomato with unbelievably good flavor and productivity. Very sweet, fruity tasting tomatoes are borne in long clusters on vigorous plants. Many other cherry tomatoes have a tendency to crack, especially when ripe, but this one has crack resistance bred in while still keeping a thin skin. The taste of these tomatoes is such a delight that they’re often picked and eaten in the garden instead of ever making it indoors.
Super Sweet 100: Indeterminate. 65 days. Vigorous vines produce huge crops of 1 inch fruits with very sweet flavor. Fruits have a high vitamin C content. A long-standing favorite.
Sweet Chelsea: VFNT, Indeterminate. 67 days. Jumbo-sized cherry tomatoes are extra sweet and resist cracking.
Sungold: Indeterminate. 57 days. Early, bright orange tomatoes are produces in abundance. Flavor is very sweet and fruity. A local favorite. Always rated high in our tastings.
Yellow Pear: Indeterminate. 78 days. Plants produce large and continuous harvest of small, yellow pear shaped tomatoes with sweet flavor. Favorite for kids.
Zebra Cherry: Determinate. 70 days. Hardy, compact plants are excellent for small spaces and patios. Long producer. Produces loads of tangy fruits that are slightly larger than the average cherry at 1 ½ inches in diameter. Exotic fruits have red and green stripes, with dark red flesh that is surprisingly flavorful and very firm, making them easy to cut.
TOMATO – GREEN AND WHITE
White Queen: Indeterminate. 85 days. Heirloom beefsteak. One of the whitest of all tomatoes, 8-12 oz, smooth with ribbed shoulders. Might have a pink blush on the blossom end. Juicy and sweet, well balanced.
De Milpa: 70 days. Plant produces good yields of small to medium size tomatillos. This variety was grown unattended in a corn fields by a family in Mexico. It stores fresh for several weeks. Excellent for making salsa. They are surrouded by a papery husk that turns from green to brown as they ripen and splits open when they are ready to harvest. An heirloom variety from Mexico.
Purple: 75 days. A uniquely colored tomatillo that is enjoyed for the sweet yet tart flavor it gives Mixican dishes. These small fruit form inside papery husks and begin as pale green, then ripen to a rich, deep purple. Vigorous and productive.
Toma Verde: 75 days. Round green tomatillos have a papery husk that is removed before preparing. Vining plants are easily grown and prolific. Flavor is sweet yet tart and wonderful in green Mixican salsa and other Mexican dishes.
California Wonder: 75 days. High yields and extra large fruit have made this probably the most popular open pollinated bell pepper for market and home gardeners alike. Dark green peppers are mostly 4 lobed and blocky, about 4 ½ inches long and 4 inches wide, with crisp thick walls and sweet taste. Fruit eventually ripens to bright red. Tall plants are tobacco mosaic virus resistant and produce an abundance of peppers over a very long season.
Corno di Toro: 68 days. Italian bull’s horn, 8 inches long, ripens to a deep red, delicious fresh or grilled. Prolific tall plant.
Fehr Ozon Paprika: 70 days. 5 inches long, on compact plants. Ripens from yellow to red, with very sweet flesh and just a touch of heat. Mature peppers can be grilled or used fresh, but are traditionally dried and ground into a sweet paprika powder.
Giant Marconi: 63 days. 2001 All-America Selections winner. Awarded for its earliness, yield, size and flavor, this is one of the biggest Italian type sweet peppers that you’ll find anywhere. Peppers turn from green to red, and at 8 inches long with a lobed tip, they resemble a cross between a Marconi and a Lamuyo type pepper. They are sweetest when red and are good for salads, but really are outstanding when grilled or roasted. 30 inch tall plants bear heavily despite cold, wet, or dry conditions, and are resistant to Potato and Tobacco Mosaic virus.
Golden Calwonder: 73 days. Golden yellow at full maturity, these peppers are thick walled, meaty, and really sweet and tasty. Square shaped fruits are about 4 inches long and wide, and grow upright on healthy plants. Expect great production and beautiful, very sweet tasting peppers.
Gypsy: 60 days. 1981 ALLAMERICAN SELECTIONS WINNER. Outstanding yield, good looks and flavor combine with earliness to make this pepper a winner. Wedge shaped fruit is 3 to 5 inches long, pale yellow at first, maturing to orange-red; very sweet when ripe. Plants perform well in both hot and cool regions.
Jimmy Nardello: 80 days. Although technically a frying pepper, this is one of the sweetest non bell peppers you will ever taste. Bright red, 6-8 inch long peppers are only about 1 inch wide, and taper from the shoulder to tip, with a curving, somewhat wrinkled appearance. They are great for adding to salads or cooking into stir fries. NEW FOR 2013!
King Arthur Hybrid: 60 days green, 75 days red. Very large, 4 lobed blocky bell pepper is hard to beat for its earliness and large size. Fruit becomes 4 ½ inches long and wide and seems to set well even in heat. Plants provide good foliage cover and are resistant to bacterial spot and many pepper viruses. This replaces Fat n’ Sassy, which we have offered for many years.
Lipstick: 53 days green, 73 days red ripe. Hearty, attractive dark green fruits are 4 inch long and taper to a blunt point . They ripen to a glossy, rich red. Thick, juicy, and swet for salads and cooking, and perfect for roasting and salsa. Dependable, with heavy yields.
Mamma Mia Rossa: F1. 80 days. Oblong bell peppers are very sweet and crunchy. Red when ripe. Virus resistant. Grows to 2 ft tall, very productive. Great for containers.
Orange Sun: 68 days. Rich orange color and fabulous sweet flavor in a big, blocky bell pepper. This is a Dutch variety that yields large harvests of truly gorgeous orange fruit. Plants are resistant to tobacco mosaic virus and have plenty of foliage to protect developing fruit.
Round of Hungary: 58 days. Specialty pimento cheese pepper. Ribbed, flattened fruits mature early and have very thick, sweet, delicious flesh. Distinctive, globe shaped fruits average 2 inches by 4 inches, turn red early, and are great for stuffed peppers, in cooking, and for salads. NEW FOR 2013!
Shishito: 60 days. This medium early, small, sweet, thin-walled glossy green pepper is popular in Japan. The fruits grow up to 3-4″ long. Plant has a spreading habit and produces prolifically. Good for garden, greenhouse and open field growing. About 1 in 10 peppers are hot! Excellent for grilling or sautéing. NEW FOR 2013!
Sweet Banana: 70 days. Bright yellow fruits are sweet, crunchy and about 4-6 inches long. Also great for pickling or for a sweet relish.
Sweet Chocolate: 58 days green, 78 days brown ripe. A rich chocolate brown pepper. Remarkably early, with heavy set and tolerant of cold nights. Smooth, medium small, tapered, blund end bells. Very mild flavor, with medium thick flesh. The flesh under the skin is brick red.
Sweet Pickle: 75 days. Very compact plants are crowned by a profusion of upright peppers in colors of red, orange, yellow, and purple, all at the same time. Peppers are about 2 inches long and chunky, making for a spectacularly colorful display. While highly ornamental, this fruit is also very edible and sweet, especially when fully ripened to red.
Anaheim: 75 days. Also known as the “New Mexican Chile”, this moderately pungent fruit is deep green, but turns red at full maturity. Very smooth peppers are 7 ½ inches long and 2 inches wide and borne on tall, productive plants that offer good foliage cover for the fruit. Tobacco mosaic virus resistant. Excellent for canning, freezing or drying.
Ancho San Martin: 76 days. When fresh and still green, these mildly hot, heart shaped peppers are stuffed and made into chiles rellenos. When mature they are dark, rust red, richly flavored and often dried and ground into chili powder. Peppers become 4 inches long, tapering to a blunt point. Wrinkled skin takes on even more character when dried. May be strung into long ropes or made into wreaths. Often called Poblano when fresh.
Bhut Jolokia: 95 days. Also called Ghost Pepper, alleged to be the hottest in the world, use with caution!! Measured by the Guinness Book of World Records as having over 1 million scoville units. Harvest when 3 inch peppers are orange red. NEW FOR 2011!
Bolivian Rainbow: 80 days. A beautiful ornamental pepper with purple foliage and flowers, it bears a profusion of fruit in a rainbow of colors on 2 ft tall plants. The small, cone shaped, 1 inch fruit starts out purple, but turns to yellow, orange, and finally to red, with all color stages on the plant at once. Peppers are edible, but very hot!
Caribbean Red: 110 days. Seed for this habanero variety was found in the Caribbean, and then improved, resulting in a uniform fiercely hot pepper that is way hotter than the regular orange habanero. Dried samples of Caribbean Red measured 445,000 Scoville units (regular habanero is about 260,000). This pepper must be used carefully, but is wonderful for salsas, marinades, and making your own hot sauce. Bright red, wrinkled fruits are about 1 ½ inches deep and 1 inch wide and have flavor with fruity overtones.
Cayenne: 70 days. Long, 6 inch fruit on a tall, vigorous plant. Peppers are mildly hot, 50,000-60,000 scoville units.
Chiltepin: 95 days. This is a tiny pea shaped chile that is no more than ¼ inch long and wide. This variety grows wild throughout Mexico and some parts of the Southwestern U.S. They are among the hottest peppers available, measuring about 100,000 Scoville units. The plants can grow to 4 feet and are capable of living for years where the climate allows. These fiery little red peppers are popular for spicing up soups and bean dishes.
Fresno: 75 days. Vigorous 2 ft plant, bears 1 x 2 ½ smooth tapered hot peppers, ripening green to red. Excellent for pickling. NEW FOR 2011!
Golden Greek Pepperoncini: 85 days. 4 inch long, slightly tapered pepper ripens from green to yellow to red when mature. Usually harvested and pickled when light yellow. Mildly hot and delicious, used for salads and sandwiches.
Habanero: 90 days. A blistering hot pepper 40 times hotter than Jalapeno. Among the most potent peppers we sell. Wrinkled fruit is 1 inch long and 1 ½ inches wide, with a tapered end. Peppers begin as light green then turn to golden orange and are loaded on 36 inch tall plants.
Havasu: F1. 60 days. High yielding Santa Fe type. Usually harvested at pale yellow stage. Delicious for stuffing like poblano, with an extra spicy kick for a chile relleno. Excellent fried!
Hungarian Wax: 70 days. Medium hot peppers, especially good for pickling. Canary yellow, then bright red at full maturity, 6 to 8 inches long.
Jalapeno: 75 days. Fiery, thick walled peppers grow 3 inch long and 1 ½ inches wide, with rounded tips. Dark green at first, then turning red. Good for fresh use or pickling; famous for nachos and other Tex-Mex dishes.
Lemon Drop: 100 days. Hot, citrus flavored heirloom pepper from Peru. Long cone shped fruit, very few seeds. 50,000 Scoville units. Neon bright yellow. Great for containers.
Numex Big Jim: 80 days. The largest of the New Mexican varieties, this pepper has pods up to 12 inches long that weigh as much as 4 oz. Their size makes them a favorite for chiles rellenos. Medium hot pungency. As an advantage, plants are able to set fruit under hot, dry conditions.
Numex Twilight: 120 days. An ornamental piquin type chile with green leaves and purple fruit that ripens to yellow, orange, and then red. This variety has fruit in all four color states at the same time.
Padron: 55 days. Originating from Galicia, Spain comes this taste sensation. Also called the “Pimiento de Padrone” pepper. Little sweet chili size peppers often fried whole. Horned shaped about the size of a habanero pepper they are an heirloom pepper of Spain and very relished there. Every 10th or so will be extremely hot making for a fun game of culinary roulette. If left to ripen red they will be quite spicy. To get them just right pick when they are about the size of large olives. Toss the peppers, seeds, stems and all, into a hot skillet with olive oil. The tiny peppers are blistered first on one side, then the other, before being salted and plated for serving. Provides a very spicy and wonderful paprika if ripened and dried.
Pasilla Bajio: 75 days. When fresh, this pepper is called “chilaca”; it is also known as “chile negro”. 8 to 10 inch long cylindrical peppers are thin walled, and dark green ripening to dark brown. They have less than 250 Scoville units and are mainly used dried for their rich, smoky flavoring in sauces. Plants are tobacco mosaic virus resistant.
Piquillo: 85 days. Heirloom from Spain. Gourmet variety to stuff and saute. Harvest when red. Sweet with a hint of spice, fabulous for tapas. A favorite for roasting.
Pretty in Purple: 80 days. Dark purple fruit and violet colored flowers are what makes this plant so special. Purple peppers almost cover the foliage, turning the 2 ½ foot tall plants nearly purple. Upon maturity, the peppers turn red and are extremely hot. At this stage, purple, orange and red fruit may be on plants at the same time, making a very colorful and attractive display.
Rooster Spur: 95 days. Two inch long, tapered, fire engine red peppers borne erect on 2 ft plants. Rare variety from Seed Savers Exchange member Virgil T Ainsworth of Laurel, Mississippi. Grown in his family for more than 100 years. Traditionally used to make Rooster Pepper sausage. Excellent dried and ground for chili powder.
Scotch Bonnet: 90 days. Super hot, oblong 2 inch bonnet shaped fruit. Excellent for hot Caribbean dishes.
Serrano: 75 days. Very hot chile called for in many recipes. Candle flame shaped fruit are 2 ¼ inches long, green, then red at full maturity. Borne on attractive 30 to 36 inch erect, branching plants. Suitable for salsas and sauce recipes as well as eating fresh. Vigorous bearer.
Tabasco: Small and very hot pepper famous for the sauce sharing its name. Peppers are also quite ornamental as they ripen, changing colors from white to yellow, orange, and red.
Thai Hot: 90 days. Extremely hot variety originally from Thailand, used in Asian cuisine. Peppers are 3 inches long.
Bambino: 45 days. Miniature, tiny 1 inch dark beauties in clusters, for shish ka bob, plant is only 12 inch tall, great for containers. Very productive. NEW FOR 2011!
Black Beauty: 80 days. This variety is nearly 100 years old, and still well loved as the classic big-fruited black eggplant. Glossy fruits become quite large but are well shaped, and perfect for slicing into thick eggplant steaks for grilling or eggplant Parmesan.
Cloud 9: 75 days. Pure white teardrop shaped fruit, best harvested at 7 inches or smaller. Very mild, no bitterness. A great variety for people who say they don’t like eggplant.
Listada de Gandia: 80 days. 8 inch oval fruit are deep lavender streaked in white. Thin skinned, with white flesh. Yummy, with a very mild flavor, and great for people who aren’t fond of the flavor or texture of eggplant.
Orient Express: 61 days. Long, slender deep purple, almost black, eggplant are of Asian origin, and have a wonderful, mild flavor, perfect for Oriental dishes or simply splitting and grilling or roasting. Plants are very productive and feature foliage with a purple tinge as well as fruit with a purple calyx.
Pingtung Long: 65 days. Named after its town of origin in Taiwan, this slender violet purple eggplant becomes at least 12 inches long and has an excellent, mild flavor and tender white flesh. It thrives and produces continuous , large harvest despite summer heat and humidity.
Rosa Bianca: 75 days. Prized by chefs and gardeners alike for its creamy, mild flesh and lovely appearance, this Italian heirloom has become very popular. Well filled, round to teardrop shaped fruit is white with soft lavender streaks outside, and inside flesh white and sweet with no trace of bitterness.
Thai Long Green: 70 days. From Thailand. Long slender 12″ fruit have tender light green skin that does not require peeling. White fleshed, absorbs flavor well.
Udumalapet: 80 days. Beautiful and edible striped eggplant from India. Heavy yields of pear shaped fruits are light green streaked with purple, ripening to golden yellow with lavenders stripes. Best eaten small, when fruits are about 3 inches long. NEW FOR 2013!
Bennings Green Tint: 60 days. Light green patty pan, excellent for grilling and sautéing. Harvest young.
Eight Ball: 50 days. 1999 All America Selections Winner. Dark green, shiny round zucchini. Open bush plant with a long picking period. For best flavor, harvest when fruit
Multi-pik: 50 days. Long straight yellow fruit with clean, nutty flavor. Many male flowers are terrific for cooking.
Raven: 48 days. Spineless plants with an excellent disease resistance package. Fruits are shiny dark green. Plants are open and easy to harvest and have resistance to zucchini yellow mosaic virus and cucumber mosaic virus.
Sunburst: 52 days. Good yielder of yellow patty pan, pick small for best flavor.
Yellow crookneck: 58 days. Buttery flavor, firm texture. Good yields over long season.
Zephyr: 54 days. Straight zucchini. Yellow with green tip. Harvest young, delicious nutty flavor.
Alibi: 49 days. Excellent fresh flavor and brining characteristics, making it suitable for pickling and fresh eating. Dark green fruit, shorter vines. Predominantly female flowering with high yield.
Armenian Yard Long: 70 days. Light green, long, S shaped fruit, very sweet, crunchy and mild flavored.
Lemon: 65 days. Small, rounded pale yellow cucumbers. Pick when 1 ½ – 2 inches big. Specialty market salad item.
Mexican Gherkin: 60 days. 1 to 2 inch fruit that looks like little watermelons. They are surprisingly sweet, with a little kick of tart at the end. Very unusual heirloom.
Olympian: 52 days. Productive slicer. High yields of beautiful dark green straight, 8-9 inch fruit over a long harvest season. Crisp, with fresh flavor. Resistant to major cucumber diseases.
Salt and Pepper: 49 days. White skinned pickling cucumber with powdery mildew resistance. Yummy, very crunchy and sweet and clean flavor, excellent fresh! NEW FOR 2013!
Spacemaster 80 Bush: 60 days. Uniform 8 inch, dark green, smooth, slender, compact runnerless 3 ft vine, useful in patio containers.
Striped Armenian: 63 days. Unusual, slightly fuzzy, “S”-shaped fruits are slightly ridged with alternating dark and light green stripes. Harvest from 8-18″. Delicious and different.
Suyo Long: 61 days. Traditional long fruited variety from China. A sweet flavored, ribbed fruit growing up to 15 inches long. Widely adapted, grows well in hot weather, and sets early. Many retail customers and chefs like this unusual looking cucumber for salads and for bread and butter and mixed vegetable pickles. Excellent “burpless” eating quality. Bitter-free. Trellis for straight fruits.
Tendergreen Burpless: 55 days. English type cucumber, burpless, 7 inches long. High yielding, non bitter with tender skin. No peeling needed. Mildew resistant. NEW FOR 2011!
West Indian Gherkin: 62 days. 2 inch baby cukes, ideal for tiny sweet pickles or relish, drought tolerant, 200 year old heirloom.
Earlichamp Cantaloupe: 72 days. 4 lb fruit, no ribs, thick, juicy sweet orange flesh. Pick when skin starts to turn buff.
Honey Pearl Honeydew: 74 days. Early and delicious. Sweet flavor, medium sized smooth white melons with almost white flesh.
Moon and Stars Watermelon: 89 days. Dark green oval heirloom, sweet pink-red flesh, bright yellow spots on rind, 7-8 inches diameter, 10-15 lbs.
Sugar Baby Watermelon: 76 days. The standard of small watermelons, 8-10 lbs. Ripe melons are almost black. Excellent flavor, the standard for “icebox” style.
Musque de Provence: 125 days. Heirloom Southern French variety. 8-15 lb. Big, deep orange fruit is moderately sweet fleshed, excellent for cooking. 2 fruits/plant.
Howden Pumpkin: 115 days. Standard large pumpkin, developed in the 1970’s. Deep orange color, defined ribs, and good handles. Fruits range from mid 20 lbs to larger. Average yield, 1-2 fruits/plant.
Munchkin: 95 days. Tiny, flattened pumpkin. Charming little, flattened, ribbed, orange pumpkins average 4 inch in diameter, 1/2 lb for table decoration. Average 12 fruits/plant. Sweet flesh for cooking.