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Tomato Sampler 3

‘Sweet 100’ (70 days / Indeterminate) This old standby cherry tomato will produce hundreds of one inch diameter fruits from midsummer through to frost. It is a vigorous climber which requires staking and often reaches heights of five feet or … Continue reading

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Tomato Sampler 2

‘Early Girl’ (57 days / Indeterminate) A great mid-sized slicing tomato to grow in those regions with short coastal summers. The vines are heavy producers of 4 to 6 ounce fruits and there are also determinate or bush forms of … Continue reading

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Tomato Sampler 1

‘Super Fantastic’ (70 days / Indeterminate) An improved ‘Fantastic’ with better disease resistance to both verticillium and fusarium. Expect mid-sized (10 ounce)  tomatoes with excellent flavour (nice balance of acid and sweetness) and high production, with plants potentially reaching 6-9 … Continue reading

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Hot & Beautiful Peppers

Capsicum annuum ‘Basket of Fire’ – A Chili pepper that is as beautiful as it is tasty, these are a favourite for growing in containers or hanging baskets. The small tapered fruits mature from a creamy-yellow to orange, and finally a … Continue reading

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Novelty Vegetables

Chenopodium capitatum (syn. Blitum capitatum) – Strawberry Spinach may look quite exotic but is native to much of North America and parts of Europe – where it has been eaten since the 1600’s. The leaves are a potherb that are cooked like … Continue reading

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Pumpkins & Squash

Cucurbita pepo ‘Howden’ – This is probably the Halloween pumpkin that you buy from those big bins in front of the supermarket. ‘Howden’ produces 20-25 lb. pumpkins with ribbed, rich orange skin and sturdy handles. It is also a good storing … Continue reading

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A Vegetable Sampler

Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla ‘Eldorado’ – A slow-bolting Swiss Chard with gorgeous bright golden-yellow stems. It can be eaten as baby greens in mixed salads after 30 days or cooked as a vegetable at maturity. ‘Eldorado’ has excellent frost tolerance and can be … Continue reading

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