Date: 3/30/2015 4:30 PM EDT
If you follow us on facebook you may have seen some pictures of the plants started in the greenhouse, as well as some of the plants already going outside. Here is a short rundown of what is in store for our local customers:
Red Beauty Hybrid
s (68 days until green; red about 2 weeks later)
“A red bell pepper widely adapted to reliably
turn red in almost any area of the country.
Very thick-walled, heavy fruits are blocky, and about 4 inches
Heavy yields of bright red sweet
Resistant to tobacco mosaic
virus.” – Tomato Growers
Sweet Banana Peppers
“Bright yellow fruits are
sweet, crunchy and about 4-6in long.
Many folks eat them right out of the garden, but they are delicious
pickled as well.
Gets sweeter as they
- Sustainable Seed Company
Fresno Chili Peppers
“From the area around Fresno,
Fresno Chile Peppers will grow 18-24in
tall and bear 2-3in long peppers.
many peppers they start out green, got to orange, and finally red.
Looking for a medium hot pepper that won’t
burn your mouth, but will still pack a punch?
This is it!
units.” – Sustainable Seed Company
“A large bell
pepper and great variety for classic bell pepper taste.
Bears large fruits up to 5in, with a blocky
Usually eaten while green, fruits
have a sweet flavor and crunchy texture.
Plants grow 2-3ft with nice yields” – Trade Winds Fruit
“Fiery, thick-walled peppers
grow 3in long and 1-1/2in wide, with rounded tips.
Dark green at first, then turn red.
Good for fresh use or pickling; famous for
nachos and other Tex-Mex dishes.”
“You know this is
a favorite if it has been around for over 100 years.
A heat resistant cultivar that is slow to
bolt and produces emerald bronze heads are about 8in across with crumply, crisp
leaves perfect for salads or sandwiches.
Does well in hot climates and is semi-doubt tolerant.”
Sustainable Seed Company
Golden Acre Cabbage
“Golden acre cabbage produces
3-4 pound heads that are succulent, sweet and tender.
Golden Acre Cabbage produces round, tight
heads shaped like globes.
Know for its
early production and uniformity and is a great cabbage for coleslaw or stir
fry.” – Sustainable Seed Company
sure-heading variety with large, white heads of delicate flavor.
Low in fat content and a good source of
vitamins A and C.
Cool weather crop.” –
Waltham 29 Broccoli
(74 days) “Waltham 29 produces uniform hight yields, good color, and big side
It is cold resistant and grows
into a compact plant.
The main heads are
4-8in with steady side shoot production after the main head is harvested.
It is a good cultivar for freezing.” –
Sustainable Seed Company
Early Green Broccoli
“Hardy annual 18-24in plant, 5-7in
This short season broccoli variety
yields a large tight head followed by an abundance of succulent side shoots
until a hard freeze.” – Seeds of Change
This heirloom variety was originally released
in 1944 by the University of Nebraska and is worth planting today because of
its incredible flavor and reliably large harvest even in hot weather.
Although this appears to be an average round,
red tomato, you just have to grow it to believe how good it is – sweet yet
tangy and full of those rich, complex flavors that make a delicious tomato
memorable.” – Tomato Growers
Tomato Growers Garden
pepper developed just for homemade salsa!
It is milder than Jalapeno but hotter than Anaheim, offering the amount
of heat that suits the average American palate.
It is also useful for picante sauce and various other Mexican
Smooth green peppers are 8-9in
long and 1in wide, ripening to red.
Large plant produces a big yield and are tobacco mosaic virus
Better Boy Hybrid
“Rugged vines produce large crops of bright
red, 12 to 16oz smooth flavorful fruit.
Similar to Big Boy, but with additional disease resistance Better Boy is
firm and perfect for slicing.
One of the
best tasting, garden tomatoes available anywhere.” – Tomato Growers
“A 1984 ALL_AMERICA
set of exceptionally flavorful, firm 8 to 12oz fruit on strong vines with good
cover and outstanding disease resistance.
Large clusters of consistently large, beautiful tomatoes.” – Tomato
production of meaty, 8 to 12 ounce tomatoes with good flavor and solid structure
tolerant to cracking especially popular in the Northeast.
Vigorous vines grow best with some means of
support.” – Tomato Growers
“Indeterminate Excellent for canning, tomato paste, or puree.
Rectangular pear-shaped, 3 1/2in long fruit
with mild flavor and meaty texture.
Bright red color.” – Tomato Growers
days) “This is a version of Brandywine that offers red fruit with luscious
old-time, red tomato flavor.
regularly-shaped leaves and are extremely productive, bearing long harvests of
these 10 to 16 ounce fruit.
from the late 1800’s.” – Tomato Growers
Famous pear shaped fruits that bring to life
any Italian dish.
Roma are noted for the
juicy paste and few seeds that come from this time tested tomato.
Roma is mid-season crop that ripens within a
2-3 week period for an easy harvest.” – Sustainable Seed Company
Large Red Cherry
(75 days) “ Indeterminate.
Large red cherry produces clusters of large red cherry tomatoes over a long
Perfect for salads or just
popping in your mouth when you’re in the garden!
Preplanning in greenhouse or a sunny
windowsill will ensure a good crop.” – Sustainable Seed Company