Vegetables

Our vegetable plants will arrive to you as strong, healthy transplants, ready to go in the ground. The descriptions are from where we purchased our seed, follow the links for further information and ideal growing conditions.

ALLIUMS

Leeks- Takrimia- Organic Seed (F1) : “Easy-to-grow, excellent quality leek for fall harvest. Upright, medium blue-green foliage with refined, bright white shanks. No bulbing and shelf blanching make Takrima a lower maintenance variety in the field and at harvest. Some heat tolerance.” LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun http://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/leeks/takrima-organic-f1-leek-seed-3280G.html?cgid=leeks#start=1

Onion-Alisa Craig “Huge, mild yellow onions. A classic mild onion with excellent size potential. Jumbo to colossal, round to teardrop-shaped bulbs with light brown skins. Use fresh or for short-term storage.”LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun.  http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-6707-ailsa-craig-exhibition.aspx

Onion-Candy- Widely adapted. Slightly flattened yellow onion has potential for large size, especially when sown for overwintering in its optimum 33-40° latitude range. A Walla Walla-type. LIGHT PREFERNCE: Full Sun, 110 Days. http://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/onions/full-size-onions/candy-f1-onion-seed-2991.html

Onion- Parade Bunching-Organic Seed Organic bunching onion. Parade has bright white shanks with no bulbing, and dark green, erect foliage. Very uniform, upright growth makes for easy harvest and cleaning.”LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun. http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-8726-parade.aspx

BRASSICAS

Arugula- Esmee-Organic Seed: “New! Beautiful oak-type leaves. Also has an attractive, three-dimensional texture which allows for more air pockets in bagged salad mix. This can extend shelf life as well as give the bag a nice, full appearance on the stand. Esmee helps increase loft; salad “stands tall on the plate.” Excellent flavor.” LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun. http://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/greens/arugula-roquette/esmee-organic-arugula-seed-3746G.html#q=arugula&lang=en_US&start=1

Belstar Broccoli-Organic Seed (F1): “Belstar has proven to be widely adapted, and has performed particularly well in Florida in the winter. Heads are medium-green and well domed with a medium-sized bead. Strong, stress tolerant plants with good side-shoot.” LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun. http://www.johnnyseeds.com/recommended-for-summer-planting-for-fall-harvest/belstar-organic-f1-broccoli-seed-2815G.html?cgid=recommended-for-summer-planting-for-fall-harvest#q=broccoli&start=1

Kale-Red Russian-Organic Seed:Smooth red leaves for baby leaf and bunching. Stems are purple; leaves are flat, toothed, and dark green with purple veins. The plants mature medium-tall and leaves are tender compared to other kales. For salads and light cooking. NOTE: To extend storage life, dunk leaves in cold water post harvest.” LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun. http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-6641-red-russian.aspx

Kale-Toscano-Organic Seed: Italian heirloom. Lacinato or “dinosaur” type. Unique leaf type: extra-dark green, non-curled but heavily blistered (savoyed). Rich, tender leaves have a softer texture than curly green kales. Tolerant of hot and cold weather.” LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun. http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-8346-toscano.aspx

CUCURBITS

Cucumber- Marketmore 76- Organic Seed: “Long, slender, dark green cucumbers. The slender, refined “Marketmore look” has long been the standard for slicing cucumbers in the North. 8-9″ fruits stay uniformly dark green even under weather stress. Begins bearing late, but picks for a relatively long time.”LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun. http://www.johnnyseeds.com/organic/marketmore-76-organic-cucumber-seed-336G.html?cgid=organic#q=cucumber&start=1

Cucumber- Little Leaf- Organic Seed: “ Broad disease resistance and stress tolerance.Blocky, medium-length (3-5″) fruits are good for fresh eating. They pickle well and have a distinctive, bright emerald green color. Vines are compact, multibranching, and yield well even under stress. Half normal-sized leaves provide easy visibility and harvesting. White spines.”    LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun. http://www.johnnyseeds.com/organic/h-19-little-leaf-organic-cucumber-seed-331G.html?cgid=organic#q=cucumber&start=1

Cantaloupe- Eden’s Gem- Organic Heirloom Seed: “Wonderful Colorado heirloom also known as “Rocky Ford.”Popular green-flesh muskmelon with a heavily netted rind, and smooth, sweet-flavored flesh. Fruits avg. 2-3 lb. A good keeper with firm flesh.” LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun. http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-7218-edens-gem.aspx

EGGPLANT

Listada De Gandia-Heirloom: “Stunning 8″ oval fruits are white with purple stripes. Small 14″ plants produce heavy yields of high quality thin-skinned fruits with mild white flesh.” LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun http://www.seedsavers.org/listada-de-gandia-organic-eggplant

Black Beauty Eggplant Organic: “Open-pollinated Black Beauty produces glossy, dark-purple – almost black – fruits. Classic bell shape with attractive ribbing. Bears heavy fruit; staking may be needed to support plants. Great for stuffing and baba ganoush.” LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun http://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/eggplant/italian-eggplants/black-beauty-organic-eggplant-seed-3761G.html#q=eggplant&sz=18&start=1

Eggplant-Rosa Bianca-Organic: Pink and white Italian heirloom. Round, 4-6″ long by 5-7″ diameter fruit streaked with white and violet. Plump and variably ribbed. Mild, creamy taste. This traditional Italian variety is best adapted to regions with warm nights; in cool areas expect low yields.”LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun         http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-6588-rosa-bianca.aspx

OKRA

Clemson SpinelessOrganic Okra: “The standard variety in the South. Cream-colored flowers are also edible. An attractive ornamental; good in containers.” LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun
http://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/okra/clemson-spineless-organic-okra-seed-2588G.html#q=okra&lang=en_US&start=1

PEPPERS (LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun for all varieties)

Pepper-Early Jalapeño-Organic Seed “Cylindrical fruits are of the smaller, traditional size (2-2 1/2″) and have more checking than our hybrids. Earlier but much lower yielding than our hybrids. Small plants. Best for early season plantings for early crops.” http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-6259-early-jalapeno.aspx

Pepper, Corno di Toro Giallo: “Heirloom Sweet Red Pepper. 100% imported Italian seed! This Italian pepper goes by the common name “Red Bull’s Horn”. Fruit turn a bright red when ripe and have a long, curved shape. Fruit are 6-10 inches long x 1½ inches wide at shoulder. Please be aware that these peppers can have a mild spiciness, though they are still regarded as sweet peppers. A traditional favorite of Italy. http://ohioheirloomseeds.com/products/corno-di-toro-rosso-seeds

Pepper-Lunch Box Mix-Organic Seed “All three colors in one mix. Equal amounts of our new red, yellow, and orange Lunchbox snack peppers have been combined in this mix. These beautiful, mini-sized peppers are remarkably sweet and flavorful. They are delicious sautéed, as an addition to salads and, of course, perfect for a healthy snack.” http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-8949-lunchbox-pepper-mix.aspx

Pepper-Joe’s Long Cayenne “Long, slender cayenne with medium heat. Bright red fruits are excellent for homemade hot sauce and dry well for ristras and delicious, dried hot pepper flakes. The 8-10″ long, thin-fleshed fruits taper to a skinny point.” http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-6300-joes-long-cayenne.aspx

Pepper: Habanero- Organic Seed: “Super-hot! Avg. 2″ x 1 1/4″, wrinkled fruits ripen from dark green to salmon orange. This extremely pungent habanero may be used fresh or dried. Key ingredient in Jamaican “jerk” sauces.” http://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/peppers/hot-peppers/habanero-organic-pepper-seed-598G.html

Pepper-Habanero MustardHeirloom-Organic Seed:  “Productive 32″ plants produce fruits that ripen from light green with a tinge of purple to mustard orange to bright orange. Not for the timid! Very hot.” http://www.seedsavers.org/mustard-habanero-pepper

Pepper-Aurora-Organic Stunning 1½” long fruits borne on foot-high ornamental plants, perfect for container growing. Fruits ripen from lavender to deep purple to orange and finally to red. Medium hot.” http://www.seedsavers.org/aurora-organic-pepper

Pepper- Olympus-Organic Seed: “Large bell peppers from organic seeds. Widely adapted, Olympus has performed well in both the South as well as warmer regions in the North. Medium size plants with good leaf cover. High-yielding, uniform fruit with good flavor. High resistance to bacterial leaf spot races 1-3. Organically grown.” http://www.johnnyseeds.com/organic/olympus-organic-f1-pepper-seed-2244G.html?cgid=organic#q=bell+peppers&start=1

Pepper- Serrano Hot:“This hot pepper variety originated in the mountains of Mexico, and has been used in Mexican cuisine for centuries. The plants range in height from about 18″ to 4′. The peppers turn from green to red as they ripen, although many people prefer them in the green stage. The “heat” varies from 10,000 to 30,000 Scoville units. Generally hotter than a Jalapeno, they can be used in salsa and pico de gallo.” http://ohioheirloomseeds.com/products/serrano-hot-pepper-seeds

Pepper: Sweet ChocolateOrganic Seed: “Rich chocolate-brown bell pepper.Remarkable earliness, tolerance of cool nights, and a heavy set. Smooth, medium-small, tapered, “snub nose” (blunt end) bells with long fruit stems. Very mild flavor, medium thick flesh. The flesh under the skin is brick red.” http://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/peppers/sweet-bell-peppers/sweet-chocolate-organic-pepper-seed-579G.11.html

SWISS CHARD 

Bright Lights-Swiss Chard: “Lightly savoyed, green or bronze leaves with stems of gold, pink, orange, purple, red, and white with bright and pastel variations. Consistent growth rate and strong bolt resistance across all colors makes this a superior mix.”LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun. http://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/swiss-chard/bright-lights-swiss-chard-seed-703D.html#q=bright%2Blights&lang=en_US&start=1

TOMATOES (LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun for all varieties)

Slicing/Big tomatoes:

Tomato-Big Beef F1: “Nice combination of size, taste, and earliness. Large, avg. 10-12 oz., mostly blemish-free, globe-shaped red fruit. They have full flavor – among the best – and ripen early for their size.”LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun    http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-7958-big-beef.aspx

Tomato-Brandywine- Organic Seed: “One of the best-tasting tomatoes. We describe Brandywine’s luscious flavor as “very rich, loud, and distinctively spicy.” The large fruits, often over 1 lb., have a deep pink skin and smooth red flesh. The medium-tall, potato-leaf plant is best staked or caged.”LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-7941-brandywine.aspx

Tomato-Prudens’s Purple-Organic Seed: Early Brandywine type. Large to very large (many over 1 lb.) fruits are flattened and smooth (except for shoulder ribbing on some), and resist cracking. Vivid dark pink skin with crimson flesh.” LIGHT PREFERENCE: Full Sun http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-7945-prudens-purple.aspx

Tomato-Cherokee Purple-Organic Seed: “Unusual variety with full flavor. Medium-large, flattened globe, 8-12 oz. fruits. Color is dusky pink with dark shoulders. Multilocular interior ranges from purple to brown to green. Relatively short vines. Indeterminate.” http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-7541-cherokee-purple.aspx

Tomato-Rose-Organic Seed: “Rivals Brandywine for taste. Deep pink and smoother than Brandywine, Rose is every bit as meaty and flavorful. Fruits weigh 10+oz.” http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-7942-rose.aspx

Tomato- Ananas Noire Tomato: “Rare Heirloom. This Belgian variety was introduced by Pascal Moreau a few years ago. A regular-leaf, open-pollinated variety that produces excellent harvests of 1 to 1.5 pound fruit. Both the skin and the flesh show shades of green, purple, red, yellow, and orange. Has a great sweet and tangy taste, and is a show-stopper when sliced. 80 days, Open-Pollinated, Indeterminate.” http://ohioheirloomseeds.com/products/ananas-noire-tomato-seeds-black-pineapple

Tomato-Yellow Brandywine-Organic Seed: “An orange old-timer with rich flavor. An orange version of Brandywine. The fruits are larger than Valencia. This potato-leafed variety can be finicky to grow, with roughly shaped fruit one year and smooth the next.” http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-7940-yellow-brandywine.aspx

Tomato- White/Yellow-Blanche de Prusse (Prussian White)-Organic Seed: “This rare German variety was grown in France for many years…The fruit range from the size of a golf ball to plum-size. They are sweet and juicy, and have excellent flavor. A GREAT variety for containers.” http://ohioheirloomseeds.com/products/blanche-de-prusse-prussian-white-organic-tomato-seeds-30-seeds

Cherry/Small Tomatoes:

Tomato-Red Pearl-Organic Seed:Tender and nearly seedless, with intermediate resistance (IR) to late blight. Fruits 15-20 gm, and have good flavor and a meaty texture. Resists cracking and stores well on and off the vine. Tall, healthy plants.” http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-7769-red-pearl.aspx

Tomato- Red Cherry- Currant Sweet Pea-Organic Seed: Hundreds of fruits per plant. Excellent tomato flavor with a hint of wine. Fruits are borne in trusses of 10-12 on plants with a spreading habit. Great for use as a garnish.” http://www.seedsavers.org/currant-sweet-pea-organic-tomato

Tomato- Black Cherry-Organic Seed: “Sweet and robust…fruits are almost black in color. The flavor is dynamic – much like an heirloom. High yielding. Indeterminate. Organically grown.” http://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/tomatoes/cherry-tomatoes/black-cherry-organic-tomato-seed-88G.html#q=black%2Bcherry&lang=en_US&start=1

Tomato- Cherry Bomb (F1) Organic Seed:  “Late blight-resistant field cherry. Vigorous plants produce high yields of uniform, vivid red fruits with ideal cherry size (15-20 gm.) for harvest and snacking. Classic cherry tomato flavor – firm, sweet, and well-balanced.” http://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/tomatoes/cherry-tomatoes/cherry-bomb-organic-f1-tomato-seed-3263G.html

Tomato- Indigo Rose-Organic Seed: “Unique, dark tomato, exceptionally high in anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are powerful anti-oxidants. In the early stages of fruit development, Indigo Rose develops a dark purple pigment in its skin where exposed to direct sunlight. Green when unripe, purple-red when ripe.” http://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/tomatoes/indigo-rose-organic-tomato-seed-3616G.html

Tomato- Indigo Cherry Drops-Organic Seed:  “.Indigo Cherry Drops has the same striking dark blue anthocyanin coloration over red flesh. The plant habit is much improved, from the small semi-determinate of Indigo Rose to a vigorous indeterminate. Yield and flavor are much improved, with larger clusters of 1-2 oz. fruit.” http://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/tomatoes/indigo-cherry-drops-organic-tomato-seed-3233G.html

Plum/Sauce Tomatoes:

Tomato- Speckled Roman Organic-Organic Seed: ”Striking red sauce tomato with yellow streaks.Speckled Roman is an elongated plum tomato, avg. 6-8 oz., with bright red skin and golden streaks. Meaty red flesh has little juice, is good for fresh eating, and cooks quickly into sauce. Excellent flavor.” http://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/tomatoes/paste—plum—roma—tomatoes/speckled-roman-organic-tomato-seed-3816G.html#q=speckled%2Broman&lang=en_US&start=1

Tomato- Costoluto Fiorentino: “Italian Heirloom. Italians consider this to be one of the best-tasting tomatoes available anywhere in the world. The incredibly rich flavor of these deeply-ribbed tomatoes make them great for slicing or preparing traditional Italian sauces. Fruit average about 8 ounces.” http://ohioheirloomseeds.com/products/costoluto-fiorentino-tomato-seeds

Tomato-Granadero F1-Organic Seed “Organic plum tomato with a good disease resistance package. Granadero produces very high yields of uniform, attractive, bright red, 4-5 oz. tomatoes with very good flavor. Thick-walled fruit are good for fresh tomato sauces, salsas, and salads.” http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-8490-granadero.aspx

Interesting Tomato Relatives:

Ground Cherry-Organic Seed:Easy to grow, prolific, and super sweet. Can be used for preserves, pies, over ice cream, or in fresh fruit salads. The ½-¾” fruits are encased in a papery husk that turns brown when the fruits ripen. Stores 3-4 weeks in the husk. Productive plants have a sprawling habit.” http://www.seedsavers.org/aunt-mollys-organic-ground-cherry

Tomatillo De Milpa-Organic Seed: “In Mexico, these heirloom tomatillos grow unattended in family corn fields and are harvested for home use and for selling in town on market day. High dry matter, small to medium, round fruits store fresh for several weeks, handy for fresh salsa. Portions of the fruits blush with purple, especially after harvest. Organically grown.” http://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/tomatillos/de-milpa-organic-tomatillo-seed-2075.htmlTextLogo-2ndDraft-GreenNewFont-2

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