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What's Growing List - 2023

2023 Fruit & Vegetable Product List

Red Ace Beets (Hybrid)

The most standard red beet. Reliable, adaptable, and fast-maturing beet with strong tops. Sweet and tender, even when older. Medium-tall, red-veined greens for bunching.

Burgundy Broccoli (Hybrid)

Unlike a head of broccoli, this plant produces side-shoot yields. This stunning sprouting broccoli has beautiful purple buds and purple-green stems. Easy to harvest because of concentrated side-shoot production. Plants are tall and strong with slender stems with few leaves, which make for easy bunching. Pinching recommended.

Emerald Crown Broccoli (Hybrid)

Best fall variety for the East. Produces large heads of green broccoli. Resists purpling in cold weather, which makes Emerald Crown an excellent choice for fall crops. Widely adapted; performs well on both coasts and in the Midwest and Southeast

Carrots – Kaleidoscope Blend 

Five distinct colors of carrots in one special blend for a pretty rainbow effect that is sure to be noticed at the dinner table, even by the kids. Mix of five crispy carrots: Atomic Red, Bambino, Cosmic Purple, Lunar White and Solar Yellow. Smoothly tapered roots grow to 8" x 2" in loose soil.

Lavender Cauliflower (Hybrid)

Violet heads! Attractive, bright purple florets make Lavender a great choice for dipping platters. Stems are a beautiful medium-purple in fall, paler in spring. Heads are a much brighter violet-purple and have a slightly larger dome. Performs best for fall crops but may also be grown successfully for summer crops.

White EarliSnow Cauliflower (Hybrid)

Harvesting in under 50 days, this variety performs well in both spring and fall trials. Earlier, more consistent, and more dependable than Snow Crown. Medium-size plant with an average wrap. Widely adapted.

 

Diva Slicing Cucumbers (Open Pollinated)

These cucumbers are extremely flavorful when harvested small. Diva's seedless, thin-skinned cukes are distinctly crisp, sweet, and bitter-free. Adapted to open-field production and protected cropping. Harvest at 5–7 inches in length. High resistance to scab; and intermediate resistance to cucumber vein yellow virus and powdery mildew.

Sweet Corn – Signature XR (Hybrid)

Early-midseason, excellent for eating! Deep, tender bite with great flavor. Good tip fill and husk cover, snaps cleanly, and has a long shelf life. Signature XR offers some of the finest eating quality available today. Intermediate resistance to common rust.

Orazio Fennel (Hybrid)

Large, thick, rounded bulbs. Crisp, flavorful, and highly uniform. Due to its heavier bulbs, Orazio has a higher yield potential than flatter, open-pollinated fennels. Suitable for late summer and early fall harvest in most areas. It also can be transplanted in January for an April harvest in areas with mild winters, such as coastal California.

 

Red Dutch Onions 

These onions are resistant to bolting and are very long keeping. Sets produce onions that will store all winter. Dutch onion sets are much easier to grow than growing onions from seed. Plants are in fact deer resistant.

Ace Bell Pepper (Hybrid)

Yielding in just 50 days, this highly productive plant produces a pepper on almost every flower. This plant does well in cooler climates where most bell peppers have a hard time growing. Fruits are often large, and each plant produces around 5-6 at a time…both red and green peppers. Their best for an early crop. 

Charger Peppers (Hybrid)

Also known as the widely adapted Anaheim Pepper in the Eastern U.S and California, these very large plants have good leaf cover to protect the fruits from sunscald. Their fruits are large and thick-walled, making them suitable for frying and stuffing. Intermediate resistance to tomato spotted wilt virus.

Jedi Hot Peppers (Hybrid)

Jedi Peppers are a variety of Jalapeño Peppers. In areas with a long growing season, Jedi Peppers will produce a high yield averaging fruits around 4 inches in length. High resistance to bacterial leaf spot races. Considering their variety, they will show slight cracks in the skin of the pepper. Continuous set type.

King Arthur Bell Peppers (Hybrid)

Just like the Ace Bell Peppers, these plants produce a large, extra-early harvest. Unlike others, they do well in cooler climates. Produces both red and green bell peppers. Waiting 70 days rather than 50, you will see red peppers.

2023 Fruit & Vegetable Product List

Cargo Pumpkins –PMR (Hybrid)

A robust hybrid with strong handles and beautiful color. Cargo PMR's rich orange color and large size, 20–25 lb., make it an excellent choice for all pumpkin sales. Performs best at 24–30" spacing. Produces nice pumpkins at southern latitudes. Intermediate resistance to powdery mildew.

Cherry Belle Radishes (Hybrid)

Matures very early, holds well in the field, and produces fewer oval radishes under heat stress than other varieties. Extremely uniform and attractive. Roots are smooth and dark red with crisp, white flesh. Very widely adapted.

Sequoia Strawberries

Early-maturing variety! Grow your own excellent dessert-quality fruit without the wait. Medium-height plants develop vigorous runners for increased berry production. Flavor is outstandingly sweet with highly pleasing aromatic qualities.. Disease-resistant to leaf spot. Cold hardy. Ripens in June and may bear into fall. Self-pollinating.

Multipik Yellow Summer Squash (Hybrid)

Producing a large amount of fruits, this precocious yellow straightneck squash is promised to stay yellow with no green streaking. They have a long harvest period which will produce all summer long. They’re long with a medium bulb.

Spaghetti Squash

This winter squash is best known for being a pasta alternative. This strain’s flesh has the best noodle-like consistency, slightly sweet with a nutty flavor. With a very oblong shape, this squash is ready for harvest when it turns into a musty pale yellow. Bake or boil, fork out the flesh, and top the "spaghetti" with your favorite sauce.

Big Beef Tomatoes (Hybrid)

Nice combination of size, taste, and earliness.Still unsurpassed as the top choice for fresh market beefsteak tomatoes. Large, avg. 10-12 oz., mostly blemish-free, globe-shaped red fruit. They have full flavor - among the best - and ripen early for their size. Broad disease resistance package

Cherry Bomb Tomatoes (Organic Hybrid)

Cherry Bomb is perfect for anyone who needs a late blight protection. Strong plants produce large yields of red fruits with ideal cherry size for harvest and snacking. Classic cherry tomato flavor — firm, sweet, and well-balanced. Unique vines makes an attractive display when left attached to fruit or in a hanging basket.

Early Girl Tomatoes (Hybrid)

A longtime early favorite, Early Girl produces heavy yields of full-flavored, 4–6 oz. tomatoes. One of the first varieties to ripen each year. Also known for its extreme tolerance to drought and blossom end-rot.

Heirloom Tomato Collection (Organic – Open Pollinated)

A group of classic tomatoes including Brandywine, Striped German, Cherokee Purple, and Amish Paste. A great mix of some of the best-tasting tomatoes for fresh eating and processing. Varieties are subject to change depending on availability.

New Girl Tomatoes (Organic Hybrid)

Early variety with a great flavor. Around the same size as Early Girl Tomatoes, New girl Tomatoes have better flavor and are more disease resistant than the Early Girl variety. These are widely adapted. 

Roma Plum Tomatoes (Organic Hybrid)

Productive late blight-resistant plum. These medium-size plants with good leaf cover produce high yields of blocky, 4 oz. plum tomatoes. Fruits have a deep red color with good flavor. Good disease resistance package. Best known for their uses in sauce, spreads, and salsa.

Mini Love Watermelons (Hybrid)

The name says it all! Personal sized watermelons that are sweet and firm, grow within just 80 days of seeding. Averaging around 5-7 pounds in size and 3-4 per plant, Mini Love's seeds are smaller and less abundant than those of a typical watermelon. Excellent field-holding ability and shelf life.

Dunja Zucchini (Organic)

A high producing variety known for its dark green, straight zucchinis. Open plants and short petioles allow for easy harvesting. Fruits flourish with minimal pollination activity, which makes this variety a good choice for tunnel production.

2023 Flowers List

Ageratum – Timeless Mix (Annual)

Classic filler in harmonious colors. Long-lasting 1–2" flower clusters add texture and interest to mixed bouquets. Mix includes lovely shades of red, pink, blue, and white, which complement any color scheme. Attracts bees and butterflies to the garden. Ideal for beds, containers, and cutting. For continuous blooms from early summer until frost, make 2–3 successive plantings. Ageratum is also known as flossflower.

Cosmos – Afternoon White (Annual)

Large, pure white blooms on strong stems. Afternoon White was bred for cut-flower production. As a tetraploid, it has more substantive flowers and stems. In our trials, it produces strong, straight stems and 2–4" white blooms with bright yellow centers. Early to flower. Blooms are not as profuse as more common cosmos varieties, but the superior stem and flower quality make Afternoon White a good cut-flower choice.

Dahlias – Giant Hybrid Mix (Annual)

Colorful mix of large, radiant blooms. Get started with dahlias by growing from seed, an easy and economical alternative to tubers. Under normal to optimal conditions, seeds germinate readily, and plants grow quickly. In our trials, plants bloom mid-July through to the first hard frost. Giant Hybrid Mix produces 3–5" double, semidouble, and single blooms. Mix includes solid and bicolor blooms in shades of salmon, coral, white, light yellow, red, and lavender. NOTE: Double blooms in varieties produced from seed are generally not as fully double as those of named varieties maintained and propagated by tubers, which have been specially selected for numerous and dense petals, among other desirable traits.

• Edible Flowers: The mild-flavored flowers are a colorful garnish for use in salads, desserts, and drinks. Tubers are also edible.

 

Gloriosa Double Daisy - Organic Rudbeckia – Black Eyed Susan (Perennial)

Large double blooms on long, strong stems. Robust plants produce a high percentage of fully double flowers, with approximately 5% semidouble or single. Lovely 4–5" blooms resemble mums before fully open. Also known as blackeyed Susan and gloriosa daisy. Tender perennial in Zones 9–10.

Marigolds – Durango Outback Mix (Annual)

Extra-large blooms with outstanding uniformity. Highly branching plants. A good choice for packs, pots, and garden planting. Bloom size is 2–2 1/2". Attracts beneficial insects such as hoverflies. Also known as French marigold.

• Edible Flowers: Use the flowers to dress up salads and desserts or cooked in egg or rice dishes. Flavor is floral with hints of citrus and spice, and slightly bitter. Remove the petals from the flower base before consuming as the base can be quite bitter.

2023 Flowers List

 

Marigolds – Giant Yellow (Annual)

Tall, strong stems for cut flowers. Large flower heads, avg. 3", sit atop sturdy plants. These giant marigolds are prolific producers for cuts as well as excellent garden performers. Sturdy, uniform flower heads are also useful for marigold garlands. Also known as African marigold, American marigold, and Aztec marigold.

• Edible Flowers: Use the flowers to dress up salads and desserts or cooked in egg or rice dishes. Flavor is floral with hints of citrus and spice, and slightly bitter. Remove the petals from the flower base before consuming as the base can be quite bitter.

Marigolds – Giant Orange (Annual)

Tall, strong stems for cut flowers. Large flower heads, avg. 3", sit atop sturdy plants. These giant marigolds are prolific producers for cuts as well as excellent garden performers. Sturdy, uniform flower heads are also useful for marigold garlands. Also known as African marigold, American marigold, and Aztec marigold.

• Edible Flowers: Use the flowers to dress up salads and desserts or cooked in egg or rice dishes. Flavor is floral with hints of citrus and spice, and slightly bitter. Remove the petals from the flower base before consuming as the base can be quite bitter.

Petunias – Balcony Mix (Annual)

Our favorite petunia collection for hanging baskets and container gardens. Half hardy annual with long lasting blooms. Easy to grow pollinator attractor with multi-colored Summer blooms, great for containers. Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas.

Sonja Branching Sunflowers (Annual)

Outstanding cut flower. Tangerine petals with dark centers. Sprays of 8 or more side branches on strong 17–28" stems bear 4" blooms. Long vase life. Bears pollen; good for bee forage. Day-length neutral. Branching.

Zinnias – Benary’s Giant Mix (Annual)

All-season producers hold up well in summer rain and heat all over the country. Densely petaled blooms are up to 6" across. Long-lasting standouts in bouquets. Cut-and-come-again flower, yielding multiple cuts over the season. Colors include: deep red, orange, carmine rose, coral, lime, wine, purple, bright pink, white, salmon rose, scarlet, and golden yellow.

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