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This year you can pick from another 39 new varieties added to our expansive catalog of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, onions, and cucumbers. We've also expanded our categories and are now offering a new variety of asparagus, beans, Brussels sprouts, catnip, collard, and watermelon!
Biquinho red peppers have a smoky and fruity taste and are perfect for pickling or garnish. Add them to some of your favorite dishes and wait for your guests to ask what the interesting flavor is. Fruit are 1 inch in length, turning from green to red. Plants grow up to 24 inches tall. 500 to 1000 units of scoville pungency. 90 days.
Champion is an improved Vates type collard. It holds quality 2 weeks longer, and has improved bolting tolerance, and is more cold tolerant. Cook them in a stir-fry, add them to chili, put them in salads and slaws. Or just cook in oil with some black pepper and your favorite meat dish. 75 days.
This rare pepper is was discovered by journalist Frank Tolbert while he was working for the Dallas Morning News. He had an interest in chili peppers of all kinds. One of his favorites had an unusual shape. Some believe the fruit look anatomical. Frank made what he called some of the best chili in Texas using Red Peter peppers. Flavorful and fruity, Red Peters are good roasting peppers. They are also hot - 10,000 to 25,000 scoville units. The fruit are 4 to 6 inches in length and mature from green to red. Plants grow 20 to 30 inches in height. 80 to 85 days.
A traditional serrano heirloom that has three times more heat than an average jalapeno. However, the heat value is variable from plant to plant and it tends not to overpower your food, although it can be very hot. Fruit are 3 to 4 inches in length and change from green to red while maturing. Good for salsa, sauces and soups. 75 days.
You will be impressed with this bicolor tomato, which is one of the best tasting from our trial visits this year. It has heirloom eating quality, but it has been selected for better yield, larger fruit, and mouthwatering taste. You can take one step back in time to taste the heirlooms of years gone by, and then you can step into a breeder’s breakthrough for greater productivity. It is simply a great selection from heirlooms. Indeterminate. 85 days.
Many cats have a great affection for catnip. Its essential oils can frenzy a cat as they are seduced by the chemical nepetalacton. The excitement is short-lived, and those who are susceptible will need to recuperate before indulging again. Keep in mind, not all cats like catnip. Transplant after the last frost in your growing area. Some people have recommended soaking the seed in water the night before planting.
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It is not unusual to grow a giant 300 pound pumpkin from this seed, originally selected by Howard Dill of Nova Scotia. It is also the pumpkin seed that broke the 1000 pound record in 1996. And today, the record stands at 2,624 pounds. Direct seed after the last frost in your area. Space 3 to 5 feet apart. 115 to 125 days.
Another variation of the Armenian cucumber is the light green type. Harvest from 10-12 inches and enjoy the mild, sweet and crunchy flesh. Grows well in warm weather. 60 to 70 days.
Ancho Ranchero offers large fruit that are 5 – 5.5 inch, by 3 – 3.5 inch fruit. The plants are large with plenty of cover to protect the fruit. The dark green fruit ripen to bright red. You can use either color for fresh cooking (poblano),and the red fruit can be dried for making powder (ancho). Pungency is 1000 to 2000 scoville units – which is a mild heat. TMV resistant. 70 to 77 days.
This early maturing banana pepper averages 9 inches in length and 1.75 to 2 inches in width. It produces a large and heavy set of peppers on a strong plant that protects the fruit. With excellent resistance to races 1-3 of bacterial leaf spot, you have a better chance of harvesting a large crop. 3,000 to 6,000 scoville units of pungency. Great for soups, stews, salsa, grilling and for a deli style sandwich. 70 days.
One of the earliest tomatoes for your garden is also one of the best tasting – mild and sweet with good texture. Golden Nugget offers one inch fruit that are borne on compact plants (20 to 26 inches) and have a concentrated fruit set. Fruit weight 1/2 to 3/4 of an ounce. Developed by James Baggett at Oregon State University, for cooler growing conditions. Determinate. 55 days.