This year we are expanding our vegetable plant selection in response to an increasing interest in vegetable gardening. Over the years we have field tested many varieties of these vegetables both for resale and in our personal vegetable garden. We think you will be happy with our offering.
Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus)
Specially bred for annual production. 3-4' tall, spreading plants typically produce 6-8 mature buds, average 3-4" diameter, per plant. Easy to grow. 85 days.
Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)
Excellent high yielding variety introduced from Rutgers University. Does well in heavy soils. Good resistance to rust and highly tolerant to fusarium. Ready for moderate harvest a year after planting and full harvest every mid-late spring thereafter for many years.
Beets (Beta vulgaris)
An improved white rooted beet. Round to slightly conical sweet, white roots with strong, tall, all green tops. 55 days.
Heirloom variety produces deep burgundy leaves for salad or micro mix. Roots show attractive candy-striped zoning when sliced. 35 days baby leaf, 58 days roots.
The best all-round red beet. Round, smooth, sweet and tender, deep red, uniform roots. Medium-tall, red-veined greens for bunching. 50 days.
Green petioles and leaves, and smooth, round roots retain their golden color when cooked. Excellent, sweet flavor. 55days.
Bok Choy (Brassica rapa chinensis)
'Black Summer Choi'
Broad, flat, light green petioles are topped with oval dark green leaves. Forms a perfect vase shape even when small. Nice compliment to 'Joi Choi'. Very slow bolting. 45 days.
Excellent for micro mix, baby leaf, and full size. Leaves change from dark green with maroon veins at micro size to dark maroon with green undersides at full size. 45 days.
'Mei Qing Choi'
Flat, pale, misty green stems form a thick, heavy base with broad, oval, rich green leaves. One of the most bolt-resistant and uniform baby varieties. 45 days.
Heavy, vigorous white-stem Bok Choy. Broad, 12-15" tall, heavy bunch with dark green leaves and thick, flattened white petioles. 50 days.
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea italica)
Medium-size, dark blue-green, nicely domed heads with a fine bead. Initial heads are followed by good yields of side shoots. Vigorous medium-large plants. 56 days.
A favorite choice to begin the broccoli season. Heads are medium sized, blue-green with small, attractive beads. Easy to harvest and uniform. 49 days.
Heads are smooth, well domed, and very attractive. Extremely uniform in maturity and superior heat tolerance. Suitable for bunches or crown cut. 57 days.
Broccoli Raab (Brassica rapa ruvo)
Tender, deep blue-green leaves. Sweet broccoli/kale flavor. Harvest individual leaves for continual harvest or whole plants for bunching. 45 days.
Brussels Sprouts (Brassica oleracea gemmifera)
Tall plants produce heavy crops of smooth, medium-sized sprouts. Excellent quality sprouts are solid and hold well in the field. Superior cold tolerance for late crops. 110 days.
Cabbage (Brassica oleracea capitata)
Savoy cabbage. Early producer of dense, round, 2-4 lb., deep blue-green, crinkled heads. Well-packed, thin, yellow, flavorful interior leaves quickly fill in. 72 days.
Round, early maturing, mini cabbage for high density plantings. Dense, uniform, sweetly spicy 4-6" diameter heads. 66 days.
Excellent fresh market cabbage with a slightly smaller and uniform head. Good flavor and thin, tender leaves make this cabbage ideal for salads, cole slaw, and other fresh uses. 75 days.
Highly rated early red cabbage for both appearance and taste. Compact plants and solid, round, 2-4 lb. heads that are relatively split resistant. Extra-early. 63 days.
The No. 1 fancy fall storage red cabbage. The heads are medium size, dense, and have a uniform high-round shape with good wrapper leaves. Good field holding ability. 85 days
'Storage No. 4'
For fresh use and storage. Makes nice cabbages even under fertility or weather stress. Solid blue-green heads are round with a tapered base, have delicious, crisp leaves, and are capable of long term storage into spring. Excellent eating quality from storage. 95 days.
'Super Red 80'
Round, medium-sized heads are well wrapped, smooth and resist splitting. Superior flavor for red cabbage: tender, crisp, and pleasantly peppery. Suitable for planting at close spacings for mini-cabbages. 73 days.
Carrots (Daucus carota var. sativus)
Widely adaptable main crop variety. Cone-shaped roots with good eating quality from summer or fall harvest. Performs especially well in shallow, heavy, or rocky soils where growing larger carrots can be challenging. 65 days.
Very sweet, early, bunching carrot. Good, slender, “pencil carrots" hold well, with tender, sweet taste even in warm weather. Widely adapted. 54 days.
Ideal for over-wintering. Cylindrical, smooth, blunt roots with a sweet taste. Best for growing in fall for winter harvest. 58 days.
A favorite for early sowing and harvest during warm and hot weather, when growing carrots is most difficult. Cylindrical, blunt roots are very smooth, tender, and crisp with deep orange color. Consistently sweet. 56 days.
Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea botrytis)
Medium-sized plants with domed, solid curds and self-blanching, upright wrapper leaves. Tolerant to both heat and cold. 68 days.
Best early, white cauliflower. A favorite with growers due to dependable production and adaptability to different soils and weather. 62 days.
Remarkably early and dependable. This hybrid shows unusual vigor producing good-quality, medium-sized heads whether harvested summer or fall. 50 days.
Celery (Apium graveolens)
Produces full, upright heads packed with crisp, flavorful stalks. Performs well under heat and moisture stress and in soils of average fertility. 80 days.
Celeriac/Celery Root (Apium graveolens)
A refined celeriac variety. Medium-large roots are round and smooth, with buff-colored skin. The foliage is dark green. Interiors are white and flavorful, and resist pithiness. 100 days.
Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus)
Pickling. Dark green, uniform, fruit also good eaten fresh. Vines are shorter than most. High yield potential from predominantly female flowers. 49 days.
Seedless. Delicious 2002 All-American Selections winner. Distinctly tender, crisp, sweet, bitter-free, and seedless with a smooth, thin, no-peel skin. Especially flavorful harvested small. 58 days.
Slicer. Bred for the South, where it is a widely grown standard. Dark fruits with white spines are uniform, attractive and average 8-9" long. 52 days.
Pickling. High yielding plants with broad disease resistance stay healthy over a long season. Cukes are dark green and blocky with white spines. 49 days.
Eggplant (Solanum melongena)
Asian. Glossy, slender, black fruits 8-10". Tender delicate flavor. Quick cooking. Outstanding early production. Sets fruit in cool weather or under heat stress. 58 days.
Italian. Large glossy deep-purple fruit. Plants 21-30". High yield producer. Delectable fruit is a favorite. Adapts well in most environments. 82 days.
Italian. Unique, large, white Italian type. High-yielding plants with early maturation. Fruits are 6-7" long by 4-5" wide with a green calyx. 65 days.
Italian. Classic, large, uniform, 7" x 4", dark purple fruits with green calyx are glossy and blemish free. Tall, sturdy plants can set fruit under cool conditions. 67 days.
Italian Heirloom. Plump and ribbed. 4-5" round. White and violet streaked. Mild, creamy flavor. Likes warm nights for high yield. 73 days.
Mini eggplant. Solid purple. Harvest fruit at 3-4". Compact 25-26" plants produce tender fruit clusters. Non-bitter. Perfect for grilling or on pizza. 2008 AAS winner. 55 days.
Mini eggplant. White skinned. Harvest fruit at 3-4". Compact plants loaded with slender fruit. Bitter-free. 2009 AAS winner. 55 days.
Mini eggplant. 2005 AAS winner! Attractive 2-4" elongated, purple and white-striped fruits borne abundantly on compact 18-24" plants. Wonderful flavor with no bitterness. 65 days.
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Big and High Yielding. Large, thick, rounded bulbs. Crisp and tasty with a nice anise flavor. Slow to bolt. 80 days.
The Swiss-bred standard, bolt resistant enough for spring sowing. Large, flat-round bulbs. 80 days.
Kale (Brassica oleracea)
'Nagoya Garnish Red'
Frilly, fan-shaped leaves with contrasting centers and green edges. Color is most intense in cool weather. 60 days.
Deep, red-purple, frilly leaves. For full-size bunching, baby salad mix, or garnish. Redness and curling are enhanced by cold weather. Very productive. 55 days.
Tender, colorful specialty for salad mix. Stems are purple, leaves are deep gray-green, purple-veined, flat, noncurled and tooth-edged. Leaves are very tender. 25 days baby, 50 days mature.
A 2009 introduction. Finely curled, dark blue-green leaves with no bitterness. Compact plants 12-18" with uniform color, resisting yellowing. 55 days.
Standard dark green, curled kale. Tall, high yielding plants with superior cold hardiness. High percentage of well curled, blue-green, ruffled leaves, and re-grows vigorously for successive harvests. 60 days.
Kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea gongylodes)
Tender and crisp with the freshest, fruitiest taste. Holds well in the field without splitting. 45 days.
Leeks (Allium porrum)
'King Richard Leek'
Remarkable earliness and length up to a foot long to the first leaf. Upright, medium green leaves. For baby leeks, plant closely and harvest at finger size. 75 days.
Vigorous upright plants with beautiful blue-green foliage. Extremely high uniformity with less bulbing and splitting. Long, thick shanks have very high yield potential and are easy to peel. 90 days.
Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)
Heads are dark green, full, and dense with outstanding taste. Good tolerance to tipburn, heat, and bolting. Superior disease resistance. 48 days.
Crisp and sweet. Forms a small, open but tightly bunched, 6" rosette with dark green leaves and small compact hearts that blanch to an appetizing yellow color. 28 days baby, 46 days full size.
The first dark green butterhead lettuce with heat tolerance. Top-rated, excellent quality and strong tolerance to tipburn and bolting. 48 days.
Brightest green color. Bright green color makes it look especially “fresh” for retail sales and in salads. Superior tolerance to hot weather, bolting and tipburn. 53 days.
'Waldman’s Dark Green'
The standard green leaf lettuce of the produce trade. Produces delicious, dark green, large flavorful heads. Good for late spring-early summer harvest. 28 days baby, 49 days full size.
Best heat and bolt tolerance of greenleaf types. Plants produce full heads with heavy, medium green leaves. Tolerant to tip burn. 52 days.
Tender, sweet oak-like leaves form a upright rosette. Dark green color and slow to bolt. Highly rated for baby leaf. Excellent flavor. 28 days baby, 50 days full size.
Forms large, lime-green rosettes of delicate, lobed, oakleaf-like leaves. Good resistance to bolting and moderate heat tolerance. 1952 AAS winner. 28 days baby, 49 days full size.
Elegant mini romaine. Upright heads average 9" tall. Deep green leaves with delicious, crispy ribs are open at the top, tapering elegantly to form a dense heart. 46 days.
An early, tall, dark green, Paris Island type. Slow bolting, tolerant to tipburn, and has smooth ribs. Leaves are thick, crisp, juicy and sweet. 56 days.
Specialty bibb-romaine type. Compact, extra-dark green heads with very tightly folded leaves. A unique, long popular English lettuce. Good salad quality. 28 days baby, 54 days full size.
Green Summer Crisp
Very crisp and sweet. Produces excellent, compact, dense mini heads with very glossy, dark green, moderately ruffled leaves. 28 days baby, 37 days mini head.
The reddest butterhead. Large, fancy, bright red heads with a soft, folded, and blanched heart. Excellent sweet flavor. Good heat tolerance. 48 days.
'New Red Fire'
Heavy, full heads with frilly leaves of deep red over green. Taste stays mild for a long time without bitterness. Slow bolting. 55 days.
Attractive, compact heads with ruffled, fringed leaves of deep burgundy red over green. Flavor stays mild for a long time without bitterness. Slowest bolting red leaf. 29 days baby, 55 days full size.
'Dark Red Lollo Rossa'
Heavily frilled green leaves with dark red edges are excellent in salad mix. Provides soft, texture, color, and taste. Compact and slower growing than other lettuce types. 30 days baby, 53 days full size.
Radiant burgundy-red, deeply lobed, delicate oak-like leaves. Matures early, holds it mild, non-bitter salad quality a long time, and is slow to bolt. 28 days baby, 51 days full size.
Best compact, red, mini-romaine. Medium bronze-red color. Early and slow bolting. Also good as red baby leaf in salad mixes. 21 days baby, 45 days full size.
Outstanding, solid bright red leaves with ruffled edges. Full-sized heads are big, tall, and beautiful. Very flavorful. 28 days baby, 57 days full size.
An old French variety with medium-red tinted leaves. Tender with excellent taste. Popular for baby leaf, with good regrowth. 28 days baby, 58 days full size.
Red Summer Crisp
Dark red leaves for mini-head or full size. Thick, crisp, dark red leaves with good sweet flavor. Very slow bolting and excellent heat tolerance. 48 days.
Mizuna (Brassica rapa japonica)
Essential salad mix ingredient. Unique mustard green of Japanese origin. Produces dozens of pencil thin white stalks with deeply cut, fringed leaves. Mild flavor. 21 days baby, 40 days full size.
Leaves are mostly green with purple margins at baby stage, while mature plants are purple tinged all over. Very slow to bolt. Mild flavor. 21 days baby, 40 days full size.
Mustard (Brassica juncea)
Darkest red mustard. Completely maroon color appears early on young leaves. Mild flavor. Best used for baby leaf salad mix. 21 days baby, 45 days full size.
Slowest-to-bolt mustard. Heavily curled, frilly bright green leaves are great for salad mixes. The taste mellows when cooked. 21 Days
Bright green, intricately serrated leaves. Finely cut leaves offer a unique look for salads and garnishes. Delicious, pungently sweet flavor. 21 days baby, 45 days full size.
Slow bolting with serrated dark red leaves and contrasting green undersides. Spicy flavor without being overpowering. 21 days.
Onions (Allium cepa)
Spring onions/Scallions. High quality, traditional Japanese variety. Upright plants with uniform, thick shafts and sweet, complex flavor. 60 days.
Peas (Pisum sativum)
Shelling type. Excellent, sweet taste with a longer than average harvest period. The pods average 2.5-3" long and contain 6-7 medium-sized peas. Superior flavor. 57 days.
Doesn’t need stringing! An almost stringless snap pea with excellent eating quality. 3" pods grow on 2’ vines that do not need support. 58 days.
Famous from coast to coast since its introduction in 1979. Pods are over 3" long, very sweet, and bear over a long picking period. Tall, 6’ vines need support. 62 days.
The most tender snow pea! Tender, sweet pods are good for salads, stir fries, and steaming. Pods average 3.5-4" long and vines average 24" tall. 60 days.
Peppers (Capsicum annuum)
Green bell. Big, blocky fruits are early to turn red. Plants are compact and open. Widely adapted variety. 57 days green, 77 days red.
Yellow Bell. Medium-large bright-yellow bell. Excellent, sweet, fruity taste. Strong plant with good yield potential. 67 days green. 87 days yellow.
Purple Bell. Medium-sized with thick skin. Mild, sweet taste. Ripens in stages of violet, yellow and orange to rich, dark red. Strong plant. 56 days lavender, 81 days dark-red.
Sweet. Said to be most flavorful sweet pepper. Dark green fruits ripen to a 4" glossy-red with long tapered or blunt point. Thick, juicy fruit good for salads, cooking, roasting or salsa. Early, heavy yield. 53 days green, 73 days red.
Super hot! Fruits ripen from dark green to salmon orange. May be used fresh or dried. Key ingredient in Jamaican “jerk” sauces. 75 days green, 100 days orange ripe.
'Joe’s Long Cayenne'
Medium hot. Thin, 8-10" long fruits taper to a point and turn bright red. Great for hot sauce and drying for flakes. Originated in Calabria, Italy. 60 days green, 85 days red.
Medium-hot. Authentic mildly-pungent ancho taste. Heart-shaped, thick-walled fruits turn from black-green to red. Known as poblano when green and ancho when dried. 65 days green, 85 days red.
Anaheim 'Numex Joe E Parker'
Great for stuffing (chile rellanos), grilling and roasting. Strong, sturdy, upright plants produce thick, mildly hot, 6-8" long peppers. 70 days green, 95 days red.
Jalapeno 'El Jefe'
Medium hot. Widely grown in United States and Mexico. Cylindrical, dark-green 3-4" long fruit. Very smooth. Heavy-yield, tall plants. Eat fresh, stuffed, roasted or pickled. 65 days green, 90 days red.
Medium hot. Possibly the highest yielding jalapeno. Smooth, 3-4" long, dark green fruits. Large plants are later than 'El Jefe' to begin producing but have a higher yield potential. 70 days green, 93 days red.
Serrano 'Serrano del Sol'
Very hot. Early, large, 3 ½" cylindrical fruits. Twice the size of regular Serrano chilies. Quickly turns from dark green to scarlet. Excellent flavor. Eat fresh, in green sauces, or cooked in dishes. Highly productive. 55 days green. 75 days scarlet red.
Bushy, upright plants have foliage that is greenish when young and matures to glossy black. Rounded, shiny black fruit matures to dark red and is very hot! Use it as an accent in the garden or a focal point in containers. 2006 AAS winner. 85 days black, 140 days red.
Non-pungent. Child and pet safe. Dark purple peppers, ripen to bright red. The 2-3" fruit stands tall above dark green foliage. Nice accent in beds or containers. 85 days purple, 120 days red.
Radishes (Raphanus sativus)
Beautiful smooth, wine-red, extremely uniform roots have a pleasantly mild, sweet flavor. Crisp and slow to become pithy. 28 days.
A traditional variety from Southern France. The radishes are 3-4" long, slender, 2/3 red, with a white tip, tapered to a point. Good fresh market specialty with medium tops. 21 days.
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea)
Smooth-leaf type. May be used for baby-leaf, but is the best for full size production. Slowest bolting spinach variety. Dark green leaves. 42 days.
Savoyed-leaf type. Vigorous with upright growth habit for cleaner leaves. Good mildew resistance. Slow bolting for spring, summer or fall. 37 days.
Standard savoyed-leaf type. Known for its bolt resistance and vigorous growth. Dark green leaves with upright growth habit. Suitable for spring, summer, and fall crops. Ideal for over-wintering. 40 days.
Swiss Chard (Beta vulgaris cicla)
Stems of many colors including gold, pink, orange, purple, red, and white. Lightly savoyed, green or bronze leaves. Mild tasting. 28 days baby, 55 days bunching.
Bright yellow stems and leaf veins contrast with deep green leaves. Good for baby leaf or full size bunches. 30 days baby, 57 days bunching.
Pink-veined baby leaves are excellent in salad mix. At full size, the narrow pink stems and smooth leaves have a mild flavor. 28 days baby, 55 days bunching.
Candy-apple red stems with dark green, red-veined leaves. Excellent as a true red color in salad mixes. Tender and good tasting. 32 days baby, 59 days bunching.
Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum)
Russian heirloom. Bold smoky flavor and good texture with an unusual appearance. Deep red fruits have brown/green shoulders that get darker with more heat and sunlight. High yielding. 80 days.
One of best-tasting. Luscious flavor is very rich, loud, and distinctively spicy. Large fruits with deep-pink skin and red flesh. Indeterminate. 78 days.
Unique color and great flavor. Possibly the best green tomato ever! Medium-sized fruits mature from green with a hint of orange to orange with some green striping. Lots of bold tomato flavor. Indeterminate. 72 days.
Unusual variety with full flavor. Medium-large, flattened globe fruits. Color is dusky pink with dark shoulders and multicolor interior. Indeterminate. 72 days.
'Japanese Black Trifele'
Unusual pear shape. Burgundy colored 4-6 oz. fruit with excellent, rich flavor. Harvest when shoulders are still green for best taste. Indeterminate. 74 days.
Large 16 oz orange beefsteak tomatoes. Superb rich flavor and few seeds. Indeterminate. 85 days.
Medium-large, globe-shaped bright red fruits are rather soft but meaty with plenty of excellent old-fashioned tomato flavor. Indeterminate. 78 days.
Early Brandywine type. Large to very large fruits are flattened and smooth and resist cracking. Vivid dark-pink skin with crimson flesh. Indeterminate. 67 days.
'Red Pear Piriform'
Italian variety with superb flavor. Harvest the pear shaped 7-9 oz. fruits when the ribbed shoulders are still green. Old-fashioned, juicy, sweet flavor. Indeterminate. 78 days.
Rivals ‘Brandywine’ for taste. Deep pink and smoother and every bit as large, meaty and flavorful. Indeterminate. 78 days.
Bicolor red and yellow fruit. Flat, medium to large fruit with variably ribbed shoulder. Complex, fruity flavor and smooth texture. Indeterminate. 78 days.
Medium-sized fruit. Produces heavy crop outdoors or in greenhouse. Unique, rich, tangy flavor. Clearly defined red and yellow tiger stripes on skin! Indeterminate. 100 days.
Sunny orange fruits with full tomato flavor. Round, smooth fruits with meaty interiors and few seeds. Among the best for mid-season flavor and texture. Indeterminate. 76 days.
An orange old-timer with rich taste. Same qualities as 'Brandywine' but with orange fruits. Larger than Valencia. Indeterminate. 78 days.
Petite, distinctive salad tomato. Tall, vigorous vine bears many small, 1 oz., lemon-yellow, pear-shaped fruits. Mild flavor. Indeterminate. 70 days.
Big, meaty, red fruits, 8 oz. and higher. A trusted favorite for many years. AAS Winner. Indeterminate. 75 days.
Nice combination of size, taste, and earliness. Full-flavored globe-shaped fruits ripen early for their size. 1994 AAS Winner. Indeterminate. 70 days.
Vigorous, long-popular variety with good taste. Medium-large, flavorful, globe-shaped, firm red fruits ripen midseason. Widely adapted. Determinate. 72 days.
Early, great tasting and disease resistant. Beautiful clusters of deep red fruit. Widely adapted. Indeterminate. 62 days.
The best early orange tomato. Medium large, firm, globe-shaped fruits have a nice texture, and are mildly flavored. 60 days.
Meaty, 4-6 oz. baseball-sized, lemon-yellow tomatoes. Compact, dark green vines produce smooth, blemish-free globes with a small stem scar. Attractive, sweet-flavored, and easy to grow. 64 days.
Saladette, Sauce, Cherry Tomatoes
Yellow Roma. High yields of sunny small, 2 oz fruits. Full, well-balanced, sweet flavor for fresh eating or cooking. Indeterminate. 67 days.
Sweet plum. Early clusters of deep red, shiny, 1 ½-2 oz. fruits with rich tomato taste. Great for salsa, sauces, snacking. Indeterminate. 60 days.
Early, large classic Italian sauce tomato. Tall vines produce heavy yields of long, cylindrical fruit with delicious, balanced acidic flavor, and meaty flesh. Highest quality variety for sauce. 78 days.
Small, 1.25" fruits are borne in long, 20-fruit, grape-like trusses. Very sweet and early. Indeterminate. 58 days.
Exceptionally sweet, bright tangerine-orange cherry tomatoes. Vigorous plants start yielding early and bear right through the season. The taste can’t be beat! Indeterminate. 57 days.
Tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa)
Early-maturing, large, flat-round green fruits. Large, vigorous plants are highly productive. Used extensively in Mexican cooking. Essential ingredient for green salsa. 60 days