It’s hard to imagine a bell pepper much finer than Better Belle, but this improved version offers wider adaptability and even better production than the original. Thick-walled, 4-lobed peppers are 4 inches tall and 5 inches wide, and start out green but mature to a bright, shiny red. Vigorous plants are Tobacco Mosaic Virus resistant. We love this variety for its top-quality fruit and dependably high yields. 75 days.
Sweeter Yet is known for great flavor and it has been popular for many years. It is early to mature and can be harvested between 10 and 12 inches. It is completely non-bitter with a thin skin, and it is burpless. In order to have straight fruit the plants should be grown on a trellis, but they can also be grown on the ground. 48 days.
Many of you have come to love the Chef’s Choice tomato series. The latest entry in the class is called Chef’s Choice Black, a beefsteak type tomato with a dark green, brown, and black hues. The flesh is juicy and sweet. The disease resistant plants can produce 30 or more 8-10 ounce fruit on each plant, under good growing conditions. Winner of the All America Selections award, with a good disease package and with good crack tolerance. Requires staking. Indeterminate 75 days.
Rather than call it Better Boy II, seed developers have decided to call it Better Boy Plus, because it is the same Better Boy with added features that will make it stronger and better than it was before. One new improvement is resistance to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV), which is increasingly important to gardeners throughout the United States and Canada.
TSWV is spread by tiny insects called thrips, which fly all around the country with their tiny wings and dreadful sucking mouth parts. They carry a sinister virus that can wreak devastation on your tomato plants. And they are doing so in greater numbers each year!
Because insecticides are largely ineffective, your simple solution is to plant Better Boy PLUS. But wait, you also receive new disease protection from Fusarium Crown and Root Rot, plus Tobacco Mosaic Virus. In addition, you will have improved flavor and sweetness that will almost make you do a handstand when you first try one. Keep in mind, all the previous resistances are still in place ASC, N, St, and V. So you hit the jackpot with your purchase of new Better Boy Plus! Indeterminate. 75 days.
High yields and extra-large fruit have made this the most popular open-pollinated bell pepper. Dark-green peppers are mostly 4-lobed and blocky, about 4½ inches long and 4 inches wide, with crisp, thick walls and sweet taste. Tall plants are Tobacco Mosaic Virus resistant and produce an abundance of peppers. 75 days.
Harvest small for baby sweet pickles (2 inches) or let them grow up to 5 or 6 inches for crunchy dill pickles. Excellent disease package allows large harvests of great tasting cucumbers that are crispy and solid. 59 days.
While it might seem impossible to improve Big Beef, in fact, it just got better. A new selection of Big Beef is available—Big Beef Plus. Big Beef was already a favorite, and one of the world’s most popular indeterminate beefsteak tomatoes.
The original Big Beef already has resistance to TMV, Asc, F 0-1, St, V1 and N (nematodes). The new Big Beef Plus is supercharged with all the original resistances, plus added resistance to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV), Tomato torrado virus, and Fusarium Crown and Root Rot. In certain parts of the US where TSWV is common, home gardeners are not able to successfully grow the original Big Beef. But, they can now grow Big Beef Plus.
We are also pleased to learn that the Big Beef Plus has a deeper red color which indicates increased lycopene levels, a potent anti-oxidant. And remember, all of the original great flavor, yield potential, and disease resistance is preserved in Big Beef Plus. Indeterminate. 73 days.
An old pink variety still in demand by gardeners. Well-shaped, large fruit is very meaty with few seeds; similar to Giant Belgium, but not quite as big. Folklore says variety named by a man who sold this crop to pay off a farm he was about to lose. Indeterminate. 85 days.
This is the very first potato seed to win the All America Selections national award. Until now, potatoes have only been available as tubers. These new seeds are easy to store and plant. Start the potato seed just like you would a tomato seed, and plant them at the same time (after frost). In time you will have healthy dark green plants with attractive blue flowers. And beneath the soil you will find a beautiful mix of spuds ranging from red to rose with interiors that are creamy white to yellow. Tubers measure 4 to 5 inches, and 3 to 4 ounces. They are perfect for baked, mashed or boiled potatoes. 90-105 days from transplant.
This variety was bred by Minnie Zaccaria, a home gardener who crossed two heirloom tomatoes to create Big Zac. True to its name, it bears enormous 4 to 6 lb. fruit, and is a high quality tomato in every respect - meaty and delicious as well as disease resistant. We are proud to offer this legendary heirloom-hybrid so you can enjoy its luscious flavor and maybe even win some bragging rights of your own. Indeterminate. 80 days.
A stabilized version of Cherokee Purple, this 10 to 16 oz. mahogany-colored variety has excellent flavor and beautiful large fruit. Very productive plants are vigorous and yield a large harvest of these chocolate-colored tomatoes with the ample size and wonderful flavor associated with Cherokee Purple. Indeterminate. 75 days