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African Wine Kettle type cross Gourd (119 days) Plant seed when soil warms to 65°F (no later than June 9). Seed should be planted in moist soil no deeper than 1". Space hills 10' x 20'. For best results start seed indoors 2 weeks before transplanting outdoors. IMPORTANT: For best germination clip the wide flat end of the seed to expose the inner seed. NOTE: Seed may not be true to any specific shape & may produce other large gourd shapes. Approximately .0598 seeds per 1,000 seed or 1,600 seeds per pound
(HY) 70-80 days.1,000-2,000 SHU – MILD. Early maturing Ancho/Poblano type. Large heavy setting plants provide excellent cover for the giant 4- 5”L by 2 ½-3 ½”W medium-thick flesh pendant peppers. Matures from green to red. Both colors are excellent for cooking. Use for stuffing, Mexican cuisine, Mole Powder, Roasting. Called “POBLANO” when fresh, “ANCHO” when dried. Resistant: Tobacco Mosaic Virus. Approximately 4,000-5,625 seeds per ounce or 64,000-90,000 seeds per pound
(OP-Annual) 70 days. Large, vigorous 12- 15” H plant. Prolific producer of excellent tasting lemony, spicy leaves. Silvery green foliage, sturdy branches and large leaves make for a great ornamental plant. Late flowering deters developing a bitter taste. Need one more reason to try Persian Basil? The beautiful pink flowers are highly attractive to bees and other pollinators. Basil adds kick to pesto, soups, seafood, bruschetta, salads, pizza and infused in your favorite olive oil. Excellent patio containers or in the herb garden. Approximately 15,600 seeds per ounce or 249,600 seeds per pound
(OP) HEIRLOOM. 70 days. 24-38” H compact plant produces high yields of 5-6” long smooth ivory white fruit. Mild and meaty white flesh has a delicious mushroom-like flavor and will stand out in dishes where vegetables are the centerpiece. Less bitter than other varieties and very flavorful. If you have never grown white eggplant, you will be pleasantly surprised how sweet and delicately textured they are! Perfect for gourmet dishes. Prolific producer even in cooler regions. Excellent choice for home gardens and specialty market growers. Approximately 6,150 seeds per ounce or 98,510 seeds per pound
(OP Annual) 65 days. Apple scented 1 ½’H plants. Profusely produces small, sweet smelling, daisy-like flowers! Tea made from them aids digestion and acts as a gentle sleep inducer. Approximately 395,000 seeds per ounce
(OP) HEIRLOOM. 85 days. The definitive Frenchmelon! Considered the best melon ever developed because of its super-sweet tropical taste, smooth texture and exotic fragrance. Light gray-green slightly ribbed skin with dark green sutures when ripe. Rich salmon-orange flesh with small seed cavity. Grapefruit size 2-3 lb. melons are perfect for 2! Slip easily from stems. Approximately 1,050 seeds per ounce or 16,880 seeds per pound
(HY) Indeterminate. 90 days. Excellent choice for that Southern favorite – Fried Green Tomatoes! Well behaved, high yielding plants (25-30 fruits per plant) produce tomatoes that are an unusually beautiful green color with subtle yellow stripes and contrasting dark green leaves. Flattened globe-shaped, 6-7” in diameter and weigh 9-10 oz. Wonderful citrus-like, tangy sweet flavor and perfect firm, meaty tomato texture. Crack resistant but should be picked while still slightly firm. Perfect for Fresh and Specialty Markets, Restaurants, Roadside (ASC, F, Scab, TMV, V) Approximately 11,500 seeds per ounce or 184,000 seeds per pound
(HY) Indeterminate. 75 Days. Chefs are going to love cooking with it as well as eating it! Beefsteak type derived from the popular heirloom tomato “Amana Orange” captures the unique color and rich tomato tang flavor of the heirloom, but provides much earlier maturity. Wonderfully bright, almost neon, internal color and superior taste and texture for an early maturing orange tomato. Vigorous, 5-6’ tall plants produce heavy yields of up to 2 dozen fruits averaging 9-16 oz and reach 6” in diameter. Good foliage protection from sunburn. Excellent for slicing and for soups and sauces because the intense color does not fade or discolor when cooked. Resists cracking. (A, TMV) Approximately 9,180 seeds per ounce or 147,000 seeds per pound
(OP) 98 days. Larger, longer ears than standard strawberry popcorn making for a good pack out. Husk colors are a mixture of beige, burgundy, reds, and streaked. 5-6’ stalk height with good standability. Fantastic yields. Plant seeds 1” deep in most soils; 6-8” apart in the row: and at least 30” apart between the rows. Plant in blocks of 4 rows or more for good pollination. Plant when soil temperatures are 60 degrees F or above. Fertilize well. Harvest when husks are dried. Approximately 250 seeds per ounce or 4,000 seeds per pound
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