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Tomatoes II / Lycopersicon

Lycopsersicon lycopersicum ‘Striped Roman’ (syn. ‘Speckled Roman’) – This is reportedly a cross between ‘Antique Roman’ and ‘Banana Legs’ with red Roma-shaped tomatoes streaked with orange down its length. They are much better tasting than most paste tomatoes and are … Continue reading

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Peppers II / Capsicum

Capsicum annuum ‘Joe’s Long Cayenne’ (syn. ‘Joe’s Long’) – A medium hot cayenne pepper with 8-10″ long bright red fruits (at maturity) that are excellent for making hot sauces or drying for pepper flakes. It is a family heirloom from … Continue reading

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Winter Squash / Cucurbita

Cucurbita maxima ‘Red Kuri’ – A Japanese winter squash with deep orange to reddish skin (with golden streaking) and creamy-yellow non-stringy flesh with chestnut overtones. The fruits are teardrop-shaped and average 4-7 pounds each with about 2 to 3 squash … Continue reading

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Peppers / Capsicum

Capsicum annuum ‘Ring of Fire’ (syn. ‘Ring-O-Fire’) – This Mexican heirloom dates back to the early 1900’s and is somewhat similar to Cayenne pepper in form but is much hotter. The 4″ long peppers ripen from green to red. These … Continue reading

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Tomatoes / Lycopersicon esculentum (formerly Solanum lycopersicum)

Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Sungold’ (syn. ‘Sun Gold’) – A very sweet cherry tomato with up to 1.25″ fruits that mature to a tangerine-orange. This F1 hybrid is a bit prone to splitting but is quite heavy bearing and an RHS Award … Continue reading

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Exotic Pumpkins / Cucurbita

Cucurbita maxima ‘Galeux d’Eysines’ (syn. ‘Galeuse d’Eysines’, ‘Giraumon Brode Galeux d’Eysines’) – The Warted Sugar Pumpkin is an heirloom from Bordeaux France that is primarily grown for eating. It has salmon to pale orange skin covered with peanut shaped warts … Continue reading

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Ornamental Edible Plants

Beta vulgaris var. cicla ‘Bright Lights’ – A colourful selection of Swiss Chard which looks as good in the garden as it does on the plate – featuring stems of red, yellow, orange, pink and white. This colour often extends … Continue reading

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