2016 Vegetable List
a. Blue Lake Bush – 56 days. Excellent fresh, frozen or for canning. 12 to 22-in plants are widely adaptable with heavy yields.
b. Yellow Wax – (Pencil Pod Black Wax) 52 days. Widely adapted. Stringless, curved, round pods, 5-1/2 to 6″ long. Pods snap easily and make excellent fresh eating, or use as a canned bean. This black-seeded wax bean comes in early and produces for a long time.
a. Destiny – 89 days. This mid-early, compact, heat-tolerant broccoli variety features medium-small green beads, a smooth dome and a round shape. A flavorful source of Vitamins A and C. Destiny is improved over Premium Crop – when cut, Destiny will produce side shoots.
3. BRUSSEL SPROUTS
a. Jade Cross – 80 days All American Selections Winner. Withstands the heat, always sets a bumper crop of very firm, tightly wrapped, blue-green “sprouts” with mild, sweet flavor. Vigorous plants are widely adapted.
a. Copenhagen Market –100 days. One of the largest early maturing roundhead varieties. The solid, round heads are six to eight inches in diameter and average three to four pounds in weight. Keeps well.
b. Danish Ballhead –110 days. A standard storage-type variety, it has been a dependable variety, resisting bolting and splitting and keeping until late spring. Produces round, blue-green, seven to eight inch diameter heads weighing five to seven pounds.
c. Golden Acre – 58 days. Early, disease resistant variety bears solid, 3-4 lb. heads. Sweet, green leaves are refreshing in salads. Compact plants are great for small gardens.
d. Late Flat Dutch – 105 days Good storage variety and one of the best for kraut. Great for the home garden with flat/round, green heads reaching up to 30 lbs.
e. Ruby Perfection – 85 days. The 3.5-lb. heads have great flavor and are slow to burst.
f. Savoy Ace – 78 days. All American Selections Winner. This variety produces good yields of fine quality savoy type cabbage. The crops produces large 3 ½ lb deep green heads.
g. Stonehead – 50 days. All American Selections Winner. Nearly round heads have excellent holding.
a. Snow Crown – 53 days One of the easiest cauliflowers to grow. Vigorous, rapid growth and long harvest. Snow white, 2 lb. heads are 7-8” across and very flavorful.
a. Utah 52-70. – 90-100 days. This variety produces eleven to twelve inch stalks on plants that reach about 30 inches in height.
a. Georgia – 80 days. Popular high-yielding variety produces tender, moist greens on non-heading, 30-36 in. plants.
a. Incredible – 83 days Sweet, yellow kernels make for superb eating. One of the best varieties for freezing.
b. Peaches & Cream – 83 days A popular home garden variety. 8″ long ears filled to the tip with sweet, juicy white & yellow kernels.
9. CUCUMBER – SLICING
a. Burpless Supreme – 55 days SLICING A sweet, burpless slicer with no bitterness. Dark green fruit grow up to 12” long with a high percentage of them being seedless. Resistant to Watermelon Mosaic Gynoecious.
b. Bush Crop – 60 days. SLICING Flavorful fruit is 6-8” long. Restricted growth is ideal for small beds. Monoecious
c. Bush Early Spring Burpless – 58 days SLICING Prolific and early! Burpless. Bush type. Dark green fruit is 8 – 10” long, straight and cylindrical. Monoecious
d. Eureka – 57 days. PICKLING OR SLICING Dark green fruit on vigorous plants. Harvest for pickling at 5” lengths; good for slicing up to 7”. Monoecious
e. Fanfare – 63 days. SLICING All American Selections Winner. Compact plants bear excellent yields of dark green fruit, 8-9” long. Good disease resistance. Monoecious
f. Marketmore – 66 days. SLICING The non-fading, dark green fruit is 8” long. Disease resistant. Monoecious
g. Patio Snacker – 39 days SLICING 8” long, dark green fruits with good flavor and a nice crunch. Monoecious
h. Salad Bush – 57 days. All American Selections Winner. Compact plants are good for small gardens and containers. Uniform, cylindrical 8 in. dark green fruit. Monoecious
i. Straight Eight – 65 days. SLICING Tip-top slicing cuke is perfectly straight! Dark green, 8” fruits have a small seed cavity and crisp fine-grained flesh. Monoecious
j. Sweet Slice – 62 days. SLICING Burpless. Sweet and bitter free. Dark green fruit is 10-12” long. Monoecious
k. Sweet Success – 58 days. SLICING This All American Selections Winner. Yields bumper crops of nearly seedless dark green 12″ fruits. No bitterness. Gynoecious
CUCUMBER – PICKLING
a. Bush Pickle – 45 days. PICKLING Compact choice for small gardens or containers. Bears early, white-spined, 5” cukes in half the space needed by most vines. Cool, mild flavor. Monoecious
b. Eureka – 57 days. PICKLING OR SLICING Dark green fruit on vigorous plants. Harvest for pickling at 5” lengths; good for slicing up to 7”. Monoecious
c. Homemade Pickles – 55 days – Bush type plant, bears 5-6” fruits. Harvest at 1.5” for baby sweets. Monoecious
Monoecious plants produce separate male and female flowers on the same plant.
Gynoecious plants produce only female flowers for higher and more concentrated yields. You need to plant another variety nearby to ensure pollination.
a. Black Beauty – 80 days Broad, egg-shaped fruit with dark purple skin.
b. Classic- 76 days Teardrop, glossy, deep purple-black colored, 8-9 in. fruit are the size and shape well known in most markets.
c. Fairy Tale – 50 days All American Selections Winner Elongated lavender fruit with white stripes is produced in clusters of 3 to 5. Sweet, bitter-free fruit is best harvested at the gourmet baby stage, about 4 x 1.75”.
d. Gretel – 55 days. All American Selections Winner Earliest white eggplant produces clusters of glossy white mini-fruit, about 3-4 in. long. Petite, 3 ft. plants are great for containers.
e. Ghostbuster – 80 days. Rated the #1 white eggplant. Sweeter flavor than purple skinned varieties. Deep oval shape, 6-7” in length. Pick early before they mature.
f. Hansel – All American Selections Winner True miniature ideal for containers. Finger-like clusters of 3-6 teardrop shaped, dark purple fruit. Harvest from 2 to 10 inches long.
g. Ichiban – 61 days. Upright , slender purple, high yield oriental type. 8 oz.
h. Ivory – 65 days. Ivory is a miniature eggplant that is oval in shape, white skinned and grows to about the size of an egg. Its well-branched plant produces heavy yields of small fruit. The plant also lends itself well to container production.
i. Little Fingers – 68 days These little eggplants are unique in that they grow in clusters of 3 or more slim fruit, and can be harvested when no longer than your little finger. However, you can also let them grow longer at no sacrifice to their mild, sweet taste. Dark purple fruit is produced in abundance, and is delicious stir-fried, grilled, or even pickled.
j. Orient Express – 58 days. Slender glossy black Asian eggplant is 8 to 10 in. long with thin skin, mild flesh, and delicate flavor. It matures very quickly and sets fruit in a wide range of temperatures, which makes harvests last even longer. Enjoy these versatile eggplant grilled, roasted, or stir-fried.
k. Patio Baby – 45 days. All American Selections Winner. Very early and compact making it a great choice for containers or in the garden. Deep purple, egg-shaped fruit should be harvested at baby size-2 to 3 inches, and are delicious roasted or in dips and salads. Thorn less allowing for painless harvesting, makes it child-friendly, too. Plants will continue to produce fruit throughout the entire season.
l. Rosa Bianca – 75 days Prized by chefs and gardeners alike for its creamy, mild flesh and lovely appearance, this Italian heirloom eggplant 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. Delicious for slicing, stuffing, or any eggplant use.
m. Satin Moon– 50 days. An improved version of Satin Beauty, this variety is a gorgeous purple-black, slightly fluted oval eggplant that is 6 to 8 inches long. Its firm, high-quality flesh is mild and flavorful and its shape lends itself to large, meaty slices for Italian eggplant dishes or cooking on the grill.
a. Autumn Wings – 100 days. A blend of many colors of gourds with wings & warts, fruit shapes like spoons and swan/pears.
a. Blue Scotch Vates Curled– 56 days. An early kale that produces tasty greens when used in salads or steamed. The blue-green leaves are finely curled and very attractive reaching 20″ high. Extremely hardy and productive (may overwinter).
b. Premier – 55 days. New! Deep green smooth leaf, scalloped edge, heavy crop, great flavor, good for salads/sandwiches or cooked, longstanding.
c. Red Russian – 50 days Oak-shaped, gray-green, toothed leaves with deep-purple veins and stems. Very tender leaves turn dark green and have a sweet taste when cooked; also good raw. Harvest baby greens at 25 days. Heirloom. Also known as ‘Ragged Jack’ and ‘Russian Red’. Tender. Very disease resistant.
a. Purple Splendor – 50 days. Flat, globe-shaped and purple-skinned bulbs are 4 to 6 in. (10 to 15 cm) across and have crunchy white flesh. High yielding with excellent interior quality. Good for late-season harvests.
b. Winner – 45 days. Fresh, fruity taste. Good holding quality. A medium, early kohlrabi with large bulbs.
a. Large American Flag – 120 days. Hardy 15-18” plants, blue-green leaves with long, thick, well-blanched white stalks. Good for fall and winter, grows very quickly. The standard variety for home gardens.
a. Black Seeded Simpson – Compact with light green, frilled leaves. Crisp interior. Popular home garden variety.
b. Buttercrunch – 65 days. All American Selections Winner Very tender 4 ½” rosettes.
c. Deer Tongue Red – Tongue-like red blushed leaves with a plant that is larger than green Deer Tongue. Forms nice head, great in cool weather. Amish Heirloom.
d. Great Lakes Head – 85 days. All American Selections Winner Traditional flavor, heading crisp iceberg type.
e. Red Oak Leaf – Burgundy oak leaf similar to Red Salad Bowl but with a more golden sheen. Forms a larger and more packed full-size lettuce than Red Salad Bowl and Oscarde.
f. Romaine Parris Island – 65 days. This popular Romaine has upright growth to 10 inches with large thick medium green slightly rumpled leaves with creamy white centers. Tender, crisp and sweet flavored. It is slow to bolt.
g. Salad Bowl Mix – 50 days. All American Selections Winner. This blend contains both light and dark green-leafed varieties, as well as some tangy reds!
h. Salad Bowl Red – 50 days. Slow to bolt and tolerant to heat. This bronze, burgundy leaf lettuce is delicious and does not get bitter as it matures. Particularly popular for its baby leaves in 28 days.
a. Burpee Ambrosia – 86 days Luscious, extra-sweet, juicy melons with unique distinctive flavor. Extremely thick, firm flesh is delicious down to the rind. Fruits ae medium size, 6 x 6”, average 4.5 – 5 lbs. each because the meat is so thick and the seed cavity is so small. Resistant to powdery mildew.
b. Burpee Hybrid – 82 days Improved to resist powdery mildew, this outstanding variety is still the growers’ choice. High yields – excellent quality, not as “musky” tasting as the original.
c. Delicious – 83 days. The 2.5 lb. muskmelons have very tasty, orange flesh. The roughly textured rind has distinct ribs and sparse netting.
d. Snow Mass – (honeydew) 90 days. Specially adapted to grow in hot, long-summer climates. The fruit is about 6 to 8 inches in diameter and round to oblong. The cream-colored rind is very smooth, opening to reveal light green flesh and a small seed cavity. The flesh is juicy and very sweet.
a. Clemson Spineless – 56 days Dark green, slightly grooved, straight, pointed pods without spines. Best when 2.5 – 3 in. long. All-America Winner. Pick pods young, while still tender. Pods are excellent for use in soups, stews and relishes.
a. Alisa Craig Exhibition – Yellow-skinned, round bulbs are of the Spanish onion type. Ailsa Craig has a distinct advantage over regular Spanish varieties in earliness and cool weather tolerance. Short-term storage into early winter.
b. Borettana (Cipollini) – 60 days from transplant. These Italian heirlooms have a flattened, spherical shape about 2” in diameter and 1” thick. These ‘cipollini’ have firm, fine-grained flesh, good flavor, and satiny skins. Excellent keeping quality.
c. Candy – 85 days. Huge, very early bulbs with golden brown skin, white interior, mild flavor. Thick rings with mostly single centers.
d. Copra – 107 days. Great long-term storage quality. Round bulbs are uniform and medium-size with dark yellow skin and thin necks that dry quickly. Ivory flesh has high sugar content and moderate pungency. Onions stay rock hard for up to a year in storage without losing flavor. Especially suited for the North.
e. Green Banner Bunching – 65-70 days. Uniform, vigorous variety is more heat tolerant than others – slow to bolt and holds well. Stems are glossy white, leaves are full and dark green, and the flavor is slightly pungent.
f. Red Zepplin – 115 days. Large and uniform, round bulbs are attractive dark red. Stores up to six months.
g. Walla-Walla – 125 days. Brown-skinned, mild, sweet onions.
h. White Sweet Spanish – 110 days Midseason variety, tops for the North. Mild, sweet flavor raw, sautéed or deep fried.
i. Yellow Sweet Spanish – 110 days Flavor never fades. Golden globes weigh up to a pound and keep well for their size.
a. Atlantic Giant – 125 days This variety has produced the world’s largest pumpkin, with weights in excess of 600 lbs. Suited primarily for exhibition, although the medium-orange flesh can be used for pies. Plants should be started in pots and transplanted to insure adequate growing season. Vines are very large and require a lot of space.
b. Howden – 115 days. The original Jack O-Lantern pumpkins sold at markets and roadside farm stands. Plant produces big 15 lb bright orange Halloween pumpkins. Varying in size and shape, these pumpkins have strong handles for making Jack-O-Lanterns.
c. Magic Lantern – 115 days. Classic, upright, dark orange pumpkins. Restricted vining makes it great for small spaces. Pumpkins average 16-24 lbs.
d. Small Sweet Sugar Pie – 95 days The Sugar Pie Pumpkin has a wonderful pumpkin flavor with sweet and fine grained texture. It is the best pumpkin for cooking.
e. Wee-B-Little – 85 days. This is a true miniature pumpkin. Same shape as a typical Jack-O-Lantern but is scaled down to decorative size, weighing about 1 lb. Ripens to deep orange with smooth skin. Spineless stems for sturdy handles. Compact vines spread only 6-8’. Pumpkins average 8-16 oz.
a. Green Beret- 30 days. Provides very dark and thick leaves. Can be grown for baby or large leaves.
21. SQUASH – SUMMER
a. Early Summer Crookneck – 45 days. Smooth, bright yellow curved-neck fruits mature to orange-yellow. Meaty, flavorful interior.
b. Eight Ball – 35 days. Uniform, shiny, 3” round fruit are dark green and speckled. Vigorous bushes are easy to harvest.
c. Yellow Bush Scallop – 50 days — Bush-type plants that produce nice yields of scallop-shaped fruits with bright yellow skin. Use at the immature stage for mini vegetable or at any point thereafter. Creamy texture and very flavorful.
d. Yellow Straight Neck – Yellow Straight Neck – 55 days Yellow-fruited Summer squash grows from 10-14” long.
e. Zucchini – Eight Ball – 55 days Eight Ball is a round squash that is bold, glossy and has a deep forest-green skin. Loaded with delicious nutty, buttery flavor, Eight Ball makes a fantastic stuffer. Size: 3-4″ x 3″.
22. SQUASH – WINTER
a. Acorn – Tay Belle 70 days. Develops an overall dark green to jet black color very early after pollination, permitting an early harvest. Fruit size is 6 “ x 5”.
b. Blue Hubbard – 110 days Fruit is 12” by 7”, weight 7-10 lbs. globular seed cavity with points on each end, light blue-gray in color. Rind is hard, thick warted with slight rib. Flesh orange, fine texture with a sweet flavor. A productive variety that has been popular for many years.
c. Buttercup – Sweet Mama – 85 days All American Selections Winner. Buttercup type with very dark green skin, weighing 2-3 lbs. each. Moderately thick sweet yellow flesh is nutty and dry like winter squash. Fruit sets similar to summer squash. Distinct bush type with single vine, short internodes. Excellent storage ability.
d. Butternut – Waltham – 95 days. All American Selections Winner. Cooks up sweet and tender. Smooth 9-10” fruits, filled with orange flesh. Huge yields.
e. Spaghetti – Vegetable Spaghetti – 100 days Oblong, mid-size yellow fruits have a tasty interior that is a popular nutritious alternative for pasta. Harvested in late summer and fall, the fruit can be stored for several months in a cool, dry location.
23. SWEET POTATOES
a. Georgia Jet – Well-suited to the Northeast. Heavy crop of large tubers in just 90 days. Deep orange, moist flesh. Red skin. Sun.
b. Vardaman – Compact, bush type. Deep orange flesh and gold skin. The best sweet potato in a taste test. Sun.
24. SWISS CHARD
a. Bright Lights – Tangy colorful leaves and stems are an excellent cooked vegetable for summer and a tremendous source of vitamins. Tolerant of hot weather and extremely easy to grow. Colorful stalks are at their best harvested young for salads or used as summer spinach.
a. Crimson Sweet – 80 days. An award-winning round variety with sweet, dark red flesh. Very widely adaptable and disease resistant.
b. Sugar Baby – 75 days. Small “icebox” type with very sweet, fin-textured red flesh and few seeds. Round, dark green fruits are very early.