An ornamental pepper variety bearing a profusion of round, marble-sized fruit that turn from cream-colored to yellow, then red. Small, mound-shaped plants become densely covered with fruit and are very decorative. 70 days.
Palace King hybrid is a rare sooyow type pickling cucumber that originated in Asia and was introduced to America. Plants are vigorous, with many tendrils to support the vines. Because the fruit grow up to 10“ long, it is best to trellis them if you want straight fruit. Plants are early to mature, and fruit have ribbing and small white spines that can be removed by washing. It is a burpless type with very good flavor, and thin skin that you don’t need to peel. 50 to 60 days.
This yellow carrot has a vigorous root and strong top. It works as a cooking carrot, or fresh carrot that looks beautiful in a salad or just on a fresh vegetable platter. The flavor is that of a sweet classic carrot. Harvest 7 to 8 inches in length for best quality. 75 days.
When I first grew this variety, I was pleasantly surprised to find a delicious large orange beefsteak that was so fast to ripen and a very heavy producer. The tomatoes are a lovely pale orange color and weigh at least 12 ozs. and up to 2 lbs. with a truly wonderful flavor. Seed came to this country from tomatoes bought at a farmers' market in Minsk, Belarus. Indeterminate. 70 to 80 days.
Cienfuegos literally means "100 fires", but you should consider that this variety is 200,000 to 300,000 fires (scoville units) – a very hot pepper. Fruit are 1.5 by ¾ inches. This hybrid is earlier than open pollinated habaneros and has bigger yields. Make your favorite salsa or hot sauce using this pepper. 80 to 85 days.
Dark purple fruit and violet-colored flowers are what make this plant so special. Purple peppers almost cover the foliage, turning the 2-1/2 foot tall plants nearly purple. Upon maturity, the peppers turn red and are extremely hot. At this stage, purple, orange, and red fruit may be on plants at the same time, making a very colorful and attractive display.
These yellow tomatoes have a pleated shape like an accordion. When pulp is scooped out, they make beautiful containers for salads, desserts, and other stuffings. Excellent flavor. Indeterminate. 80 days.
This is a modern version of the marmande tomato, a type grown in Southern France and well known for its ribbed shape and delicious taste. Marmara offers 5 to 6-oz. tomatoes with a scalloped exterior, intense red color, and wonderful sweet flavor. This tomato is especially beautiful when sliced. Indeterminate. 75 days.
This heirloom strain offers large purplish-pink fruit that are sweetly flavored and almost all solid meat. The tomatoes are much like those of Giant Belgium, but a little flatter in shape. Indeterminate. 85 days.
This pepper is heart-shaped with thick walls. Some chefs prefer the mild flavor of the pimento. Fruit start out green and change to bright red with 3 x 2.5 “ diameter. Great for salads, grilling, freezing or canning. Plants reach 24 to 30 inches. 65 to 90 day maturity.
Originally released in 1905, this heirloom tomato has some heat tolerance and cracking resistance. The attractive red fruit weigh 5 to 10 ounces, and have that great old fashioned flavor. Plants reach 3 to 4 feet in height. Determinate 81 to 85 days.