Enjoy the rewards of having a home garden. Choose from our wide selection of the most popular and easy-to-grow vegetables that are perfect for beginning gardeners and experts alike. We have Cucumbers, Squash, Watermelon, Muskmelon, Celery, Onions, Rutabega, Broccoli, Cauliflower Pumpkin, and many more in stock and germinating now! Here are a few of the Cultivars we are carrying this year:
‘Sassy’: 57 Days. Home gardeners who grow Sassy report that it produces abundant yields of very attractive dark green colored fruit that are ideal for pickling. Strong vines with good disease tolerance produce high yields of slightly tapered fruit that have an eye-appealing dark green color and excellent interiors that stay firm when pickled. Sassy will hold well in the garden without getting too large.
‘Regal’: 52 Days. Sliced, quartered, or whole, Regal makes a great quality pickle. This mostly female Harris hybrid has good brining quality. Fruit has white spines, is dark green and uniformly sized with blunt ends. Good for growing in the North and South. Tolerates angular leaf spot, anthracnose, cucumber mosaic, mildew and scab.
‘Patio Pickle’: 49 Days. If you are looking for a high-yielding, space-saving pickle, then Patio Pickle is the one for you. We dropped Bush Pickle in favor of this space saver because it out-yielded it 2 to 1. An abundance of white-spined, medium green pickles are produced on disease resistant plants.
Sweet Success’: 55 Days. An All America Selections winner, Sweet Success is a gynoecious type that sets fruit without bee pollination, making it great for greenhouse growing. The 12″ long fruit are dark green and grow to 21/4″ in diameter. If trellised, the fruit will grow perfectly straight and smooth. Try Sweet Success for a treat in this year’s garden! Resistant to cucumber mosaic virus, target leaf spot and scab.
‘Marketmore 76’: 68 Days. An easy-to-grow, improved version of the popular Marketmore 70, this variety features a deep, overall color and a trim, uniform shape, as well as great taste. Like Marketmore 70, it has resistance to scab and cucumber mosaic. In addition, Marketmore 76 is very resistant to powdery mildew.
‘Table Ace’: 78 Days. Extremely popular Acorn type Winter Squash. The thick, bright orange flesh is exceptionally succulent, and the semi-bush vines bear abundant quantities of tasty, black-green beauties. Excellent for the home garden, the compact vines produce extremely well in limited space.
‘Spaghetti’: 110 Days. If you’re looking for something different in a squash, try the one with spaghetti-like strands! Scoop it out or boil it in the shell – serve it warm with pasta sauce or chilled with vinaigrette dressing. The oblong fruit are 8″-10″ long and can be stored for several months.
‘Burgess Buttercup’: 100 Days. Sample Buttercup and you’ll agree this squash rivals all the others. Excellent for freezing, the flesh is a deep orange color and entirely free from stringiness. The full vine abundantly produces uniform fruit with a dark green outer shell. A superior strain that is extra sweet.
‘Butternut’: 97 Days. Our most popular winter squash, the fruit are 8″-10″ long with thick, cylindrical necks and a creamy tan skin. Yielding heavily on large vines, these squash are remarkably uniform with thick meaty necks. Ideal for the home garden.
‘Reward’: 49 Days. Reward is an early, high yielding zucchini that offers intermediate resistance to powdery mildew, ZYMV, WMV and CMV. Its medium-dark green 8″ fruit are lightly flecked, have a straight to slightly tapered shape and a small blossom end scar. The open plant makes for easy harvest and it is well adapted to double row planting.
‘Spineless Beauty’: Spineless Beauty Hybrid zuccini is a consistent producer with uniform fruits. The early plants are open and easy to pick with almost no spines. The medium green Spineless Beauty fruits grow up to 8.5″ long.
‘Gold Rush’: 52 Days. A true zucchini with bright, golden yellow color! You’ll easily be able to pick out these delicious squash in your garden. The fruit are smooth, cylindrical and uniform on open, upright plants. Make this All America Selections winner an attractive addition to your table.
‘Kongo Kohlrabi’: 65 days. Kongo produces a showy, creamy white, squat 4 inch globe that is crisp like an apple. This improved kohlrabi stays in prime eating condition in the garden longer than most other varieties. Sweet and very tender. Enjoy raw or cooked.
‘Kossak’: 70 days. Plant produces incredibly huge kohlrabi bulbs. This very large kohlrabi grows 10″ wide and is at leat twice as large as other varieties. This variety is very sweet and flavorful. Very tender with no trace of woodiness. Can be eaten raw or cooked. Excellent in soups and other dishes. Impress your neighbors by growing a world record size kohlrabi.
‘American Purple Top’: 90 Days. True to its name, this rutabaga is purple above the soil line and tan below. The flattened-round bulbs have a mildly sweet flavor and good uniformity. Stores well.
‘Pacman’: 55 Days. This hybrid broccoli is one you should try in your garden. Packman can be used as a spring or fall crop and produces vigorous, uniform large heads of good dark green color. Side shoots develop smaller spears after the center head is cut.
‘Snow Crown’: 50 Days. For early harvest and excellent quality, Snow Crown is your choice for cauliflower. Solid, well-rounded, snow white heads have a tight curd and grow up to 7-8″ across. Please note: Snow Crown may show a light purple blush on underside of heads when grown under stressful conditions.
Tomatoes are one of the easiest vegetables for the home gardener to grow. Whether you plant them in containers, or in your garden, you are almost assured to get some juicy fruit to share with your family or neighbors. Hybrid tomatoe cultivars will be marked with disease resistance codes, signifying that the plant is immune to a certain disease below:
• V —Verticillium wilt
• A — Alternaria stem canker
• F — Fusarium wilt
• N — Nematode
• FF — Fusarium races 1 and 2
• FFF — Fusarium races 1, 2 and 3
Determinate /or bush type tomatos ripen all at once and require less caging/support compared to Indeterminate or vining type tomatoes which need to be staked and produce multiple crops. Heirloom vegetables are old, open-pollinated varieties that have been passed down from generation to generation. They are living artifacts and living history exhibits. They also are a reservoir of genetic diversity. Flavor is one of the key reasons people like to preserve heirloom seeds. Their flavor is exceptional. One downside is that heirloom vegetables often don’t have a very long shelf life and are not resistant to diseases compared to hybrids.
- TOMATOES (DETERMINATE)
‘Celebrity’ VFFNTA: A 1984 ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS WINNER. Absolutely incredible set of exceptionally flavorful, firm 8 to 12 oz. fruit on strong vines with good cover and outstanding disease resistance. Large clusters of consistently large, beautiful tomatoes. Determinate. 70 days.
‘La Roma’ VF: One of the most popular varieties for paste, sauces and canning. Compact vines yield large harvests of 3 inch long, bright red fruit that may be pear-shaped or plum-shaped. Thick walled and solid with few seeds; slightly later than Roma with heavier foliage. Determinate. 78 days
‘Viva Italia’ VFFNA: An Italian paste-type tomato that is a beautiful, deep red elongated oval with very solid flesh and higher natural sugar content. This sugar coupled with ample acid makes these tomatoes tastier for fresh eating, as well as for canning, freezing, and turning into sauce or salsa. Resistant to bacterial speck, and sets fruit better in hot weather than the original Roma. A modern hybrid that has become a classic Italian-type tomato. Determinate. 75 days
‘Patio’ F: This dwarf variety is one of America’s most popular varieties ever for growing on patios, decks, courtyards, or wherever garden space is limited. Plants have attractive, deep green foliage and only becomeabout2 ft. tall, but produce large harvests of bright red, 3 to 4 oz. flavorful tomatoes. Outstanding for growing in containers — one that measures at least 12 inches wide works best. Determinate. 70 days
‘Bush Early Girl’ VFFNT: Little sister’ to Early Girl, this variety will surprise you with its huge yields on such small plants. 6 to 7 oz. fruit is larger than that of Early Girl and has a good flavor. Gardeners in short-season areas should be sure to try this one, which has even more disease resistance than the original. Compact determinate. 54 days
‘Taxi’: This open pollinated variety is the best for an early, lemon-yellow tomato. Compact, bushy, regular-leaf tomato plants yield 4-6 ounce, meaty, uniformly-round, delicious, bright-yellow tomatoes that are very sweet (almost seem acid-free). A wonderful choice to add a zesty spark to tomato salads. or a splash of bright yellow color to your favorite salsas. Tomatoes hold up well to slicing s they are very suitable for sandwiches. Determinate. 68 days.
- TOMATOES (INDETERMINATE)
‘Early Girl’ VFF: Comes in first as an early slicing tomato and our customers’ favorite early variety. Dependable large harvests of flavorful, solid 4 to 6 oz. fruit. Disease resistance contributes to its excellent performance in almost any climate. A proven variety for delicious, early tomatoes. Indeterminate. 52 days
‘Jet Star’ VF: Gardeners rate this variety as excellent, especially for its superior, very pleasant taste. Heavy yields of 8 oz. firm, meaty fruit that is generally free of cracks. Vines offer good foliage cover. Not recommended for canning as Jet Star is low in acid. Indeterminate. 72 days.
‘Super Fantastic’ VF: Tall, vigorous plants produce abundant harvests of large, round juicy fruit. Smooth, solid, and meaty with absolutely delicious flavor that is a wonderful combination of sweet and acid. Well adapted to all growing areas and bears continuously through the entire season. Indeterminate. 70 days.
‘Supersonic’ VF: Very large production of meaty, 8 to 12 oz. tomatoes with good flavor and solid structure tolerant to cracking. Especially popular in the Northeast. Requires some means of support. Indeterminate. 79 days
‘Big Beef’ VFFNTA: ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS AWARD. Impressive yields of extra-large, 10 to 12 oz. smooth tomatoes with real old-time flavor. Its virtues include great disease resistance, early harvests and fruit that stays enormous even at the end of a long season. Indeterminate. 73 days.
‘Better Bush Improved’ VFFNT: If you’re looking for an old-fashioned-flavored tomato with the juiciness and distinctive “tang” you remember from vine-fresh tomatoes of the past, Better Bush Improved Hybrid is the best choice. These big, luscious, 4-inch fruits grow very densely on indeterminate 4-foot plants, thanks to shorter internodes (ISI). The central stem rarely needs staking. Indeterminate. 68 days.
‘New Girl’ V: Better tasting and more disease resistant than Early Girl. Widely adapted. 62 Days
‘Lemon Boy’ VFN: The first lemon yellow, not golden, tomato variety, and still one of the best. Extremely vigorous plants produce large harvests of attractive fruit that weighs 8 ozs. or more. Flavor is outstanding, mild and sweet yet tangy and definitely not bland. This one is easy to grow and understandably one of our most popular yellow tomatoes. Indeterminate. 72 days.
‘Brandywine’: This heirloom variety is legendary for its very exceptional rich, succulent flavor. Large pink-red fruit can become 1-1/2 lbs. with creamy flesh. Vines grow quite tall and have potato-leaved foliage. An Amish heirloom grown since 1885. Indeterminate. 80 days.
‘Moskvich’: An early fruiting heirloom variety said to have originated in Eastern Siberia. The indeterminate vines produce flavorful, four to six ounce, deep red, smooth, globe-shaped fruits. Tolerant of cooler temperatures and starts producing early. Indeterminate. 60 Days.
‘Wisconsin 55’: An old time favorite, back again courtesy of Seeds of Change! Bred by JC Walker at the University of Wisconsin in the 1940s. Excellent all-purpose tomato, great for canning. Does best on rich soils. Remembered as one of the best home and market tomatoes in the Madison, Wisconsin area. Indeterminate, 80 days from transplant.
- SMALL FRUITED CHERRY & GRAPE TOMATOS
‘Better Bush Cherry’:Bush type plant produces good yields of flavorful 4″ red tomatoes. Tomatoes are very sweet and meaty and have the “real tomato taste”. This variety has a strong central stem capable of supporting 48″ height with very little need for staking. One of the finest bush varieties on the market. Determinate. 68 Days
‘Super Sweet 100’ VF: This is a home gardener favorite that has more disease resistance than Sweet 100 while keeping the same fabulous taste. Small round 1 oz. cherry tomatoes are deliciously sweet with a high Vitamin C content. Long clusters of fruit load up on tall, vigorous plants and continue to bear until frost. Indeterminate. 65 days
‘Sunsugar’: A hybrid orange cherry tomato with unbelievably good flavor and productivity. Very sweet, fruity-tasting tomatoes are borne in long clusters on vigorous plants. Many other cherry tomatoes have a tendency to crack, especially when ripe, but this one has crack resistance bred in while still keeping a thin skin. The taste of these tomatoes is such a delight that they’re often picked and eaten in the garden instead of ever making it indoors. Indeterminate. 62 days
‘Black Cherry’: This is the first truly black cherry tomato we’ve found. It is not a plum, but a perfectly round cherry with classic black tomato flavor, sweet yet rich and complex. Fruit picks clean from the stem and is produced in abundance on vigorous, tall plants. These cherries are irresistibly delicious and a unique addition to the color spectrum of cherry tomatoes now available. Indeterminate. 65 days.
‘Sweet Baby Girl’ FFT: Taste-test judges called it “the sweetest, best-tasting red cherry.” Incredible yields of smooth, 1-oz. fruits from compact, disease-resistant plants. Compact, indeterminate vines. 65 Days.
‘Juliet’: 1999 ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS WINNER. Elongated cherry tomatoes grow in grape-like clusters and really load up on vigorous vines. The 1 ounce fruit has red, glossy skin and wonderful sweet flavor. As a bonus, the fruit is crack-resistant and holds on the vine better than most cherries. Expect high yields from plants that are tolerant to late blight and leaf spot. Indeterminate. 60 days
‘Yellow Pear’: Tall, vigorous vine bears quantities of small, 3/4-1 oz., lemon yellow, pear-shaped fruits. Mild flavor. Great in salads. Indeterminate. 70 Days.
‘Toma Verde’: 100 days. Tomatillos have the sweet tangy flavor that’s essential for authentic salsa and many southwestern dishes. Fruits, the size of a small tomato, are green when ripe, and are encased in papery husks. Prolific.
Eggplant ‘Fairytale’: 50 Days. 2005 AAS Selection. This dwarf reaches just 18 to 24 inches high and wide, setting masses of showy lavender blooms all over its well-branched form. These are followed by eggplants in clusters of 2 to 4.
Eggplant ‘Pinstripe’: 60 – 65 Days. Compact, high-yielding and spine-free plants bear eye-catching, mid-size, purple and white striped fruit over silver-green foliage. Oval fruit shape; purple/white color.