Plant roots in trench, 6" deep and 18" apart in well drained soil. Direct sunlight. Plant should grow undisturbed for the first season. Plants take 2-3 years to come into full production. Spears are ready to cut when they are 5-8" long. When cutting, cut only for 8-10 weeks, or until appearance of thin spears indicate the roots are nearing exhaustion. Then permit plants to grow.
Male hybrid with fewer female seed plants. High yielding, excellent fusarium tolerance and high resistance to rust. Large attractive spear. Live longer than male - female varieties.
Most common asparagus. Early large stalks. Tender and very productive.
Deep burgundy coloration to the spears. The sugar content is 20% higher, which allows it to be eaten raw. When cooked, it has a mild, nutty flavor. The spears are larger and tender and are less stringy than other types.
A large, fine-textured 8-9" head for midseason harvest. Produces a few side shoots after harvesting. 58 days to maturity. Plant 24" apart, with 30-36" between rows.
Large sprouts are closely set and easy to remove. 90 days to maturity.
Plant 12" apart with 18-24" between rows.
Mellow flavored cabbage has loose blue green leaves on a rounded head. 90 days to maturity.
This hardy, late type of ballhead cabbage is great for winter storage. Approximately 110 days to maturity.
The round, green heads can grow 5-6" in diameter. 65-70 days to maturity.
The round, deep red heads grow to 7" across. 80 days to maturity.
The large plants form delicious white heads. When heads are formed and hard, they should be blanched by bringing the leaves together and tying. Should be planted 18" apart, with 30-36" between rows. Approximate maturity is 55 days.
Long green stalks are crisp and tender. Best grown in a cooler area in the garden. Can shoot to seed if planted to early. Plant 6" apart, with 18-24" between rows. Approximately 110 days to maturity.
Best planted in the morning or evening with little root disturbance. Keep protected from winds when first planted. Plant 1-2 feet apart, with 3-6 feet between rows.
The light green, thin skinned fruit with deep ridges has a good mild flavor. 55-70 days to maturity.
The smooth, dark green fruits have fewer seeds than other slicing cucumbers. The fruit grows 9-10". Approximate maturity is 62 days.
These round yellow cucumbers have juicy, sweet flavor. Approximate maturity is 65-70 days.
This is a vigorous variety for home gardens. The dark green fruit is slightly tapered and can reach 8-9" long. Approximately 66 days.
Slightly tapered fruits are good for canning. Thin skinned fruit grows 4-5" long, but may be picked smaller. Approximately 54 days to maturity.
Dwarf, bushy plants have a slightly tapered, 6-8" fruit. Good for small gardens or tub growing. Approximately 62 days to maturity.
Dark green fruit has a sweet bitterfree skin. Fruit can grow 10-12" long. Approximately 63 days to maturity.
Eggplants are better harvested early to keep from getting seedy. Also, this encourages more fruitproduction. Plant 18" apart, with 24-30" between rows.
Oval shaped, glossy black fruit is early with a high yield. Approximately 63 days to maturity.
The purple fruit will grow 12" long, 2" in diameter. This plant has very high yields. Approximately 65 days to maturity.
Gourds grow on long vines similar to pumpkins. They can be trained to grow up trellises and fences if the fruit is small. Gourds mature in 110-130 days, or leave the gourds on the plants until the first frost. Plant 2' apart, with 5' between rows for the small gourds. The larger gourds and the birdhouse gourds will require more room.
Plant roots 1' apart in late winter or early spring. Large, coarse looking herb used as a pungent food relish. Grows best in rich moist soil where it is cool.
Lettuce grows best in a cooler part of the garden. Plant 6" apart, with 14-18" between rows.
This larger, slower bolting lettuce does not require the cool growing conditions. Bibb type lettuce. 65 days to maturity.
The large tight heads produce crisp, tender and tasty leaves. Does well in a cooler part of the garden. 85 days to maturity.
Medium green leaves. Does well in a cooler part of the garden. 76 days to maturity.
Similar to the Romaine Lettuce, but adapted to tolerate hot temperatures. 80 days to maturity.
The salmon colored fruit has a sweet flavor that is unique to other cantaloupes. Thick netting on the fruit. Approximately 86 days to maturity.
Slightly oval fruits have sweet, orange flesh. Heavy netting covers the fruit. Does not store well and is susceptible to cracking at the ends. Approximately 86 days to maturity.
The Crenshaw variety (110 days) is somewhat acorn-shaped, pointed at the blossom end, and 8 by 6 1/2 inches. Fruit is yellow and green, rough, corrugated, with no netting. Flesh is salmon colored, thick, juicy, and sweet in flavor. Crenshaw requires careful handling and packing for shipping. Crenshaw is susceptible to diseases
The slightly oval, salmon colored fruit is good for eating. Fruit has heavy netting with distinctive ribs. Approximately 85 days to germination.
The fruit is round in shape and about 5 inches in diameter. It is resistant to powdery and downy mildew. Fruit is whitish at maturity, smooth with no ribs. Flesh is lime green in color. Approximately 95 days to maturity.
F-1 Hybrid. The 2 to 3 pound fruit has orange flesh with a good, sweet taste. The fruit has a heavy net. The plants consistently perform well. Approximately 80 days to maturity.
Onions can be planted in the garden early. Plant 2" apart, with 14-18" between rows.
Globe shaped, large fruit has a bright red skin whit red and white flesh. Approximately 110 days to maturity. Stores well.
Considered one of the sweetest onions on the market. The large bulbs are brown with a yellow flesh, slightly flattened in shape. Approximately 130 days to maturity. Does not store well.
The large globes have a firm, pure white flesh. Approximately 110 days to maturity. Stores well.
YELLOW SWEET SPANISH
Very large, sweet globes are golden yellow. Excellent storing quality. Approximately 115 days to maturity.
Plant 18" apart, with rows 24-30" apart.
The elongated glossy green fruit can reach up to 7" long with thick walls and a firm shape. Approximately 72 days to maturity.
Medium to large fruit is very sweet. The peppers mature from green to a chocolate color. Approximately 85 days to maturity.
Large, tapered bell peppers turn a deep golden yellow. The compact, upright plants produce well. Approximately 70 days to maturity.
Fruits are wedge shaped, 3 to 5 inches long, yellow maturing to a orange red, sweet and tasty. Approximately 60 days to maturity.
This first ever Ivory white pepper has sweet fruits good for fresh eating, salads and cooking. Approximately 68 days to maturity.
A non-hybrid, open pollinated variety. Large, blocky, 4-lobed, sweet flavored fruits have thick green walls that ripen to red. Virus tolerant, sturdy 30" plants with a dense leaf canopy to protect high yields. Approximately 70 days to maturity.
The fruit matures from ivory to lavender to red. The ivory flesh has a sweet, juicy flavor. Approximately 70 days to maturity.
The brilliant bright red fruits are extra thick-walled, mostly 4-lobed, and hold up to a long time in refrigeration. Heavy flesh is sweet and juicy; plants are vigorous. Approximately 68 days to maturity.
Large fruits, 6 to 8 inches long, have a medium hot flavor. The fruit matures from a deep green color to a brilliant red. Very popular for drying. Approximately 78 days to maturity.
The long, 5" fruits are green when young, ripening to a bright red. The fiery hot flavor is good for seasoning. Approximately 75 days to maturity.
One of the hottest peppers you can grow. The small 1" fruits are light green turning to a fiery orange. Handle with care, using plastic gloves to pick. Approximately 95-100 days to harvest.
Tapered yellow fruits have a thin wall. Vigorous plants keep fruit off the ground. Used mostly for pickling. Approximately 70 days to maturity.
The 3" fruits are hot to the taste. The dark green fruits can be picked green or left on the bush to mature to a red color. Approximately 75 days to maturity.
The rounded fruits are green when young and mature to red. Fruits have a slightly sweet flavor. Found at many salad bars. Approximately 78 days to maturity.
SANTA FE GRANDE
Also known as a "Golden Jalapeno". The fruit is the same shape and size as a Jalapeno, but a little bit hotter. Very productive plants. Approximately 75 days to maturity.
Very hot, thin walled fruit can be green, red, or orange. The large plants grow 24-30" high and wide. Approximately 75 days to maturity.
The very sweet fruits with little trace of hotness can be eaten at any size, but best at 6-7". Light yellow coloring when ripe. Vigorous, erect plants hold peppers off the ground. Approximately 70 days.
These large, vining plants need a large space to grow. The miniature pumpkin plants can be trained to grow on fences or trellises. Plant in hills 6-8' apart, with 10-12' between rows.
This pinkish-orange pumpkin can reach up to 100 pounds. The fine-grained orange flesh is good for pies and freezing. 110 days to maturity.
The medium to large deep orange fruit weighs approximately 20-30 pounds. Approximately 115 days to maturity.
JACK BE LITTLE
True miniature pumpkin. The deep orange, ribbed fruits grow about 2" high and 3" wide. High yielding plants. Approximately 85 days to maturity.
The smooth, glossy, extra large fruit has a good orange appearance. Pumpkins can weigh from 50-200 pounds. Approximately 120 days to maturity.
SUGAR AND PIE
This variety is excellent for pies. Small round fruits have deep ribs. The flesh is deep orange-yellow, fine grained and sweet. Approximately 100 days to maturity.
Leafstalks are used like fruit in sauces and pies. Rhubarb crowns have to be planted shallow. At least 1/4 to 1/3 of the crown surface should be above ground level. If the bud itself is below the soil line it may rot off and fail to grow. Plant in well drained soil. Space 3'-4' apart. Permit plants to grow 2 full seasons before harvesting. Never remove all leaves from a single plant. Stop harvesting when slender leafstalks appear. After harvest, feed and water freely. Cut out any blossom stalks that appear.
Reddest variety. Tends to be red all the way through.
Color variation between green and red. Red appears first, then turns green with sunshine. Tends to grow seedstalks on an annual basis.
Place 2-3 plants per hill, and space hills 3-4' apart.
This summer squash has round, scalloped edge fruits that are pale green when young, turning creamy white when mature. Pick fruit when young to obtain best flavor and texture. Approximately 54 days to maturity.
The bright yellow fruit has tender, cream flesh. Fruit has the best flavor when eaten young, which is when it is 4 to 8 inches long. 50 days to maturity.
Very smooth, yellow fruits are slim and tapered in shape. The very productive, vigorous plants have a broad adaptability. Approximately 41 days to maturity.
The open bush habit is adapted to all major growing areas. Total yields are excellent. These glossy medium green fruits are straight and cylindrical in shape with a very small blossom end scar. Approximately 55 days to maturity.
The open bush habit is adapted to all major growing areas. These golden yellow fruits are straight and cylindrical in shape. Approximately 55 days to maturity.
These large, vining plants need a large space to grow. Plant in hills 6-10' apart.
Dark, black-green fruits have excellent texture. Fruit has almost no fibers or stringiness. Early and compact on a semi-bush plant. Approximately 70 days to maturity.
The smooth, velvety skin makes it attractive as well as tasty. Pink Banana squash weigh about 10 pounds, and are 18" to 24" long. The yellow-orange flesh is great for pies, baking, or canning. Approximately 100 days,
Elongated, blue gray fruit has a fine textured, sweet flesh. Fruit usually weighs 7-10 pounds. Approximately 110 days to maturity.
The long, blocky pear shaped fruit has a sweet fine textured flesh. The light golden yellow fruit usually weigh 3-4 pounds. Approximately 100 days to maturity.
The fat, short green fruits have a warted rind. Fruits usually weigh 12-14 pounds. Stores well. Approximately 105 days to maturity.
This unique squash has a delicious, spaghetti like interior. The yellow fruits are blocky. Approximately 70 days to maturity.
Excellent storage. Smooth, dark green fruit set close to center of semi-bush type plants. At maturity, fruit will weigh about 3-4 lbs each. Flesh is thick, yellow and sweet flavored. Maturity is approximately 85-90 days.
This popular winter variety has excellent keeping qualities. The thick flesh is deep yellow, quite sweet and smooth in texture. Fruits average 10 lb. when mature. Approximately 105 days to maturity.
See "Sunflower, Mammoth" in the Annuals
Determinate or bush type tomatoes usually do not require staking whereas vines on the indeterminate varieties continue to grow after fruit set and do best when staked. Plant 24" apart, with rows 36" apart.
Deep red, low acid, meaty tomatoes grow on a determinate bush. 80 days to harvest.
Large fruit. An improved "Beefsteak" with more disease resistance. Indeterminate plant. 75-80 days to harvest.
Extra large meaty fruit. Indeterminate vine. Approximately 85-90 days to harvest.
Known for its consistent performance. Heavy yields and good foliage cover. Indeterminate vine. 70-75 days to harvest.
BIG BOY AV
Tomatoes can weigh up to 1 lb. Indeterminate plant. 75-80 days to maturity.
This open-pollinated, determinate, red tomato sets large fruits that are globe shaped with smooth skin. The interior is firm and meaty and it has good leaf coverage and is disease resistant. 73 days.
Flavorful fruit has good crack resistance. Widely adapted. Indeterminate vine. 75 days to maturity.
An improved Moscow variety. Developed at Utah State University. Indeterminate vine. 70-75 days to maturity.
The 8-12 oz, deep globe fruit has large yields under many different conditions. Can set fruit even in high temperatures. Determinate vine. 70-75 days to maturity.
The large, red fruits has a good, sweet taste. Produces heavy yields. Indeterminate. 70-75 days.
The large, globe shaped, red fruits are crack resistant. Fruit sets well even in the heat. Determinate Vine. Approximately 70-75 days.
JET STAR VF
The large, globe shaped fruit has a high yield. Fruit has low acidity. Indeterminate vine. Approximately 70-75 days.
The medium large fruit is great for canning. The fruit has high acidity. The plant has high yields. Determinate vine. Approximately 70-75 days.
MOUNTAIN FRESH VFFN
More foliage than Pik Rite or Pik Red which helps keep the fruit from sun scorching. Large red, solid fruit that is crack resistant. Determinate vine. Approximately 70-75 days.
PIK RED VFNT
The large, red, solid fruit is crack resistant. The fruit is adapted to shipping and fresh markets. Fruit holds well. Determinate vine. Approximately 70 days.
PIK RITE VFNT
The large, red, solid fruit is crack resistant. The fruit is adapted to shipping and fresh markets. Fruit holds well. Determinate vine. Approximately 70 days.
SUPER FANTASTIC VFN
The 9 oz, scarlet fruits are globe shaped. Plants have high yields. Indeterminate vine. Approximately 70-75 days.
Medium to large sized red fruit with excellent flavor, good producer. Indeterminate Vine, 70-75 days to maturity.
LARGE SWEET CHERRY
Very sweet fruit is grown on a productive plant. Plant grows very large. Indeterminate. Approximately 75 days.
Good tomato for growing in containers. Bush growth. Dwarf bush. Approximately 70 days to maturity.
SWEET 100 VF
Cherry sized, red fruit grows in clusters, very flavorful and productive. Indeterminate. 65 days to maturity.
SWEET MILLION VF
This true cherry type tomato is a good container grown plant. Heavy loads of 1/2" fruits borne in triple clusters. Well rounded, deep red color. Indeterminate. 60-65 days to maturity.
The medium sized, red, 5 oz fruit has an excellent flavor. This early tomato has high yields. Indeterminate. Approximately 55-60 days.
EARLY GOLIATH VFN
Fruits are larger and earlier than those of Early Girl. The medium-large 8 oz fruit is sweet. Has an almost continuous harvest. Indeterminate. 55-60 days to harvest.
FOURTH OF JULY
The 4-6oz tomatoes ripen early and continue through the season. Indeterminate. Approximately 45-50 days.
QUICK PICK VFFNT
The medium sized fruit has excellent flavor and texture. Plant bears heavily from early in the season until frost. Indeterminate. Approximately 60-65 days.
The oblong fruit grows 2" by 1½". The fruit has a sweet, distinctive flavor. Fruit can be eaten right off the vine. Determinate. Approximately 70-75 days.
The fruit has the high sugar taste. Its quarter-to half-ounce fruit are oval and very uniform. Plants can grow 4-6'. Determinate. Approximately 65-70 days to maturity.
Open pollinated. Has won lots of taste tests. An old Amish heirloom tomato dated back to 1885. Brandywine is a pink beefsteak type tomato, with thin skinned, rich flavored, ¾ - 1 lb. tomatoes. Indeterminate. 80 days.
The large deep pink fruit is very juicy and sweet. Many tomato lovers call this the best of the big pink tomatoes. Indeterminate. 80 days.
The productive vines produce a large number of medium sized, 10-12 oz fruit. The flesh is brick red with a rose/purple skin color. Indeterminate. 80-85 days to maturity.
Huge fruits that average 1 to 2 lb. Dark pink fruits with sweet, very solid flesh. Perfect sandwich tomato as one slice covers the whole sandwich!
The large fruits have a thick, solid flesh. Superior flavor, delicious in salads, unsurpassed for home canning. Indeterminate. 80 to 85 days to harvest.
MAMA MIA VFF
Blocky fruits are meatier than other Roma types. The plants tend to be more determinate than other paste tomatoes. Approximately 60-65 days to maturity.
MARCERO II VFFT
A meaty, pear shaped tomato with excellent taste and high yields. Firm, thick walled fruits are good for canning, sauces or fresh eating. Determinate. 75-80 days to maturity.
Pear shaped, fleshy fruit on a bushy plant. Good for canning, sauces or fresh eating. 78 days to maturity. Bush form.
Excellent paste type for soups, sauces, canning and catsup. 3 inch by 2 inch bright red fruits hang in clusters. 80 days. Indeterminate.
Open pollinated. Stores well over winter. Plant in late summer for fall storage. Determinate. 78 days.
Widely used in Mexican cooking. 2" fruits are harvested green and husks removed before cooking. Plants are tolerant of drought and grow quickly. Approximately 65 days to maturity.
HUSKY GOLD VF
The gold-colored fruits are sweet and juicy. Known for its high yields. This plant can be grown in containers. Indeterminate.
LEMON BOY VFN
Bright yellow, medium sized fruit has a fair production. Large plants. Indeterminate. Approximately 70-75 days to maturity.
Pear shaped yellow fruit. Sweet flavor. Indeterminate plant. Approximately 75-80 days to harvest.
Small, cherry like, yellow tomatoes shaped like a lemon! A delicious and a versatile tomato. Indeterminate vine.
SUNNY GOLIATH VFN
Yellow-gold variation to Goliath. The mild, sweet fruits have a medium soft texture. Can be harvested when first turn yellow or left until they turn golden. Indeterminate vine.
The use of plastic mulch will conserve moisture, suppress weed growth, and assist in an earlier harvest by warming the soil. Plants should be spaced two to a hill, three to four feet apart, with six to eight feet between rows. Water only when the top layer of the soil is dry, with more water being applied as the fruit grows larger. Harvest when the ground spot changes from white to a creamy yellow or when thumped will have a dull, muffled tone.
The firm, crimson fruit is firm and fine grained with small seeds and high sugar content. The light green rinds are marked with darker green stripes. The fruit can grow to 20- to 25-pounds.Resists fusarium wilt, anthracnose. Approximately 85-90 days to maturity.