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This jewel is a gift to the beet world from breeder Alan Kapular! Grex, a term from orchid breeding, alludes to ongoing variation in the gene pool. Expect a little less uniformity and a few surprises. With Lutz in its parentage, Golden Grex yields similar lush green tops and generous, elongated and tapered roots. Some interiors will have beautiful alternating concentric rings of yellow and red similar to a Chioggia. Sweet and tender!
Aspabroc is a nutritional powerhouse resembling broccoli rabe but with an asparagus-like stem. The flavor of this “Broccolini” is sweet and delicate with subtle, peppery undertones. The entire plant is edible and can be enjoyed raw or gently cooked. After the initial central floret is harvested, the plant will continue to produce multiple side shoots.
This All-American Selection Winner deserves its honors. Hestia has an erect and tidy habit, yet wildly generous production! Expect hundreds of one-inch sprouts that both mature quickly, yet hold well in the field and remain tolerant of both heat and frost. Sugars develop more quickly in these little babies, making it a sweet choice for early production. Demonstrated disease tolerance.
Also known as “Stick Cauliflower” or “Flowering Cauliflower,” this wonderful new introduction from Japan produces a loose bouquet of bright green stems topped with white florets. The entire plant, from the stem to the florets, can be eaten. Sweeter, softer and more flavorful than traditional large-head cauliflowers, ‘Fioretto’ is a true delicacy! Enjoy raw, steamed, sautéed or grilled. Virtually immune to pests.
A French HEIRLOOM dating back to the late 1800s, Parisienne Cornichon de Bourbonne was used extensively in France as the premier pickling Cornichon. Expect buckets of gherkin or Cornichon-sized cukes — dark green and seedless, nubby and bumpy, tart and crunchy-sweet. Harvest fully developed, no more than 2-inch long, the width of a child’s finger and have your mason jars and favorite pickling ingredients on standby.
This compact and space-saving All-America Selections winner is easy to grow anywhere, though ideally suited for containers, raised beds or even hanging baskets. Yields full-sized and full-flavored 8-inch, uniform slicers over a long season. High disease resistance.
Once upon a time there was an eggplant so magical… This 18 to 24 inches All-America Selection sets masses of show-stopping lavender-purple blooms that give way to enchanting and irresistible little lavender-striped beauties. The fruit only grow to 4 inches in length and an inch in diameter with very few seeds and not a hint of bitter. A splendid edible and ornamental, bound to lend you a happy ending.
A specialty mini eggplant and perfect companion to Hansel and Fairy Tale, Gretel has clusters of pure white, elongated and teardrop-shaped, 3-4 inch fruit. This All-American Selection Winner will reward you with an abundance of mini, tender, bitter-free fruits.
A specialty mini eggplant and perfect companion to Gretel and Fairy Tale, Hansel sets an abundance of dark, solid purple fruit in easy to harvest clusters. The fruits of this All-American Selection Winner, like Gretel, are 3 to 4 inches, tender, and bitter-free.
This Scottish HEIRLOOM from the early 1800s is a handsome old-time favorite that has stood the test of time. Yielding whopping 2- to 3-inch diameter stems that remain tender, Giant Musselburgh is one of the most dependable and best winter-hardy leeks you can grow.
This All-American Selections winner is colorful and versatile and easy to grow! Dark midnight leaves, with flashes of bright emerald green are topped by bright purple flowers from midsummer through fall. The clusters of small, round peppers that follow, mature from green to black and ultimately crimson red. Flowers, fruit and foliage are stunning in containers, as a border plant or as a cut flower in mixed bouquets. Fruit is edible and HOT!
A thick-walled, juicy, succulent bell pepper, infused with zesty and refreshing citrusy undertones. The elongated and blocky, thick-walled fruits are 4 inches long, nearly as wide, and ripen from lime green, to yellow then yellowish orange. Uniform and heavy yielding. If you like Bells, Flavorburst will not disappoint!
A staple in specialty markets, where it is considered by many to be the ultimate sweet pepper for gourmet salads, salsa and cooking. These super sweet and attractive, 4-inch long, tapered and blunt-tipped, pimiento type fruits ripen to a thick, red flesh. As reliable as it is pretty, with heavy yields, even where cool summers prevail.
This prolific producer, popular in Japan, is a favorite among chefs worldwide. The 3 and 1/2 inch, thin-walled, heavily wrinkled fruits are mild when green and become slightly sweet when aged to red. The thin walls blister and char easily when pan-fried, roasted, grilled, and take on a smokey-rich flavor. There is an element of surprise when growing Shishitos — every now again one will have a shot of heat!
Bred by hot pepper prodigy Chris Fowler of Wales, these exquisite sweet-hots are a happy accident courtesy of adventurous pollinators buzzing between various varieties of Aji Peppers. The fruits of this sumptuous snackers are packed with super sweet, tropical flavor, and the seeds bring a smokey, complex heat that in combination, creates an unparalleled flavor experience! Expect super early, high yields of these little beauties.
Compact, 1-foot tall pepper, both edible and ornamental, is laden with festive, upturned 1-inch green fruits that mature to blazing red color with heat, zest and flavor to match! Scoville Rating: 50,000 to 100,000
Conversation starter! Rainbow Treasure is a festive edible with a trifecta of beautiful spring blooms in white, pink and rose, followed by juicy-sweet berries. With a creeping habit, it makes a great ground cover and will also excel in hanging baskets and containers.
This Galactic Beauty, with mottled skin resembling a scene from deep space, is another stunning introduction by Brad Gates from Wild Boar Farms. Each tomato is a unique work of art — two to eight ounce flattened fruits with red and orange stripes, random speckles, and swaths of deep blue. Even the vines boast a purple blush. A perfect balance of tangy-sweetness!
A great, potato leaf variety from Czechoslovakia boasting extreme earliness, cold-tolerance, superior flavor and high yields. Expect buckets of beautiful red, small to medium sized fruits over a very long season!
Gold in Gold, a 2017 All American Selections Winner, is a looker! Cheery, 11- to 16-pound bright yellow fruits with golden stripes envelop a crisp and sweet golden-orange flesh. Early producing, high yielding, improved disease-resistance and a strong rind that resists cracking.
A delicious and beautiful relative of sweet basil with strong violet stems and veining, shiny green leaves and elegant lavender flowers. Aroma and flavor is spicy — cinnamon undertones with suggestions of mint and anise. Commonly used in baking, for flavoring jellies, teas, and vinegars and for potpourris, fresh and dried flower arrangements.
This All America Selection winner is a vigorous grower, with wide, flat, refined leaves topped by charming, white pinwheel flowers late in the season. Sweet, mild and refined garlic flavor. This perennial herb will not disappoint!
This eye-catching Italian HEIRLOOM is popular in Tuscany and central Italy for making fabulous soups and stews. A beautiful and flavorful lacinato-type kale with blue-green, blistered and crumply, 3- by 12-inch upright leaves that demand your attention. Extremely winter hardy, becoming especially sweet after a freeze.
Beautiful 6-inch rosettes of dark green leaves with small compact hearts that blanch to a sweet yellow. A crisp, slow bolting, heat-tolerant, Bibb-type lettuce that has become a classic since earning its All America status in 1963.
This aristocratic HEIRLOOM Cos lettuce (Romaine) with perfect posture dates back to the early 1700s. A glorious display of burgundy-bronze, 12-inch tall, elongated, and hearty leaves. Can be harvested over a long period as it is slow to bolt.
An irresistible interplay of fragrance, texture and color! Kirigami is a fabulous ornamental Oregano — the perfect choice for baskets and flowerpots where long, trailing stems in a wash of brilliant hues is sought. Bract-and-bloom laden stems in a rich combination of purples and greens, set the tone for the rosy-red blooms that follow. A breathtaking and unbelievably fragrant display that will not disappoint!
Vigorous, compact, frost tolerant plants with a dense spray of finely curled and crumpled dark-green leaves. You will have a generous supply of sprigs all season long to garnish and flavor your favorite dishes!
This Australian HEIRLOOM, in a brilliant array of pink, yellow, orange, red, and white, is a celebration of color and flavor! A mild-flavored, delicious and nutrient-laden, ornamental for your belly and garden.
Spikes of vivid, pink flowers project above a flush of fresh green and profoundly aromatic foliage. This 18- to 24-inch plant will reward you with blooms, butterflies, bees and beneficials from early summer through to a hard frost.
A wonderful compact hybrid in the Arizona series featuring spikes of gray-green, mint scented, terra cotta-orange, tubular flowers from early summer through fall. A floriferous and drought tolerant addition to your containers and borders. Stunning when combined with dark red or bronze-leaved plants. Like all Agastache, attractive to both bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
Indulge your senses with ‘Astello Indigo’ — fabulous dark, green, mint-scented foliage, layered with long-lasting, stately, deep blue flower spikes. Irresistible to bees and butterflies, a spectacle when planted en masse in landscapes, and a great pop of blue for your containers. A long-lasting bloomer that will not disappoint.
An All-American Selections Award Winner boasting blue-lavender bottle-brush flowers atop lush, rich chartreuse-yellow, mint-scented foliage. Best if given a bit of shade to protect the foliage color. This 30-inch looker is a pollinator’s dream! Gardeners love it too!
This 30-inch Hyssop will reward you with a long-lasting display of large, dark-pink flower spikes atop gray-green aromatic foliage. Hummingbirds and other pollinators love this carefree and drought tolerant plant.
This Fleuroselect Award Winner offers a rich display of buttery-yellow, tubular flowers amidst deep-green aromatic foliage. A heavy bloomer from June to October, these 18-inch, bushy plants will delight both you and the pollinators. A wonderful addition to borders and containers.
An exceptional performer in the sun-drenched garden. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds love to sample the nectar rich blooms of these tall bushy plants. Strongly anise-scented foliage and long blue flowers spikes will persist from early summer through until frost. Low maintenance, tolerates heat and drought once established.
Peachy-pink, double-flowered, frilly, 2 to 3 inch blooms on strong stems make ‘Pink Surprise’ an excellent candidate for both fresh and dried floral arrangements. The tangy petals of this self-sower are also edible — sprinkle on salads, decorate cakes or feed them to chickens to produce dark colored yolks.
Selected out of the “Flashback” line of Calendulas, with red petal backs, Zeolights has huge fully doubled pale, peachy and bronze colored blooms atop 18- to 24-inch stems. Pointed petals emanate from a darker center and have a unique, elegant, layered quality that really make this bloom a standout.
Tall plants with strong stems support fully double and semidouble, 2- to 3-inch, ruffled, rich, carmine blooms. A wonderful addition to the cutting garden or flower border. Breathtaking in bouquets.
This late summer darling thrives in heat and is delightful both in the garden and the vase. A cut-and-come-again workhorse with charming button-like blossoms in a mix of white, rose, soft pink and pale lilac. The clover-like blossoms atop uniform stems are perfect for both your fresh and dried bouquets.
This late summer darling thrives in heat and is delightful both in the garden and the vase. A cut-and-come-again workhorse with button-like blossoms in a mix of orange, carmine and cherry add a bright pop of color to your summer gardens and arrangements. The clover-like blossoms atop uniform stems are perfect for both your fresh and dried bouquets.
This gem will reward you with an endless supply of consistently rich crimson, golden-throated blooms. Habit of this hummingbird magnet is less trailing, more lax and bushy — making a spectacular spreading ground cover. An abundance of leaves and flowers to add extra zing to your salad!
This compact, molding variety is covered in unique, warm and creamy blooms with raspberry flanked throats. These dwarf beauties, ideal for containers or small gardens, are of the longest flowering nasturtiums — flowering vigorously through to the first frost. Both leaves and flowers are edible with a peppery zing.
Among the earliest blooming nasturtiums, this cheerful mix will become a fast favorite! Whirlybird boasts a gorgeous array of cherry, tangerine, scarlet, mahogany, lemon and creamy 2- to 3-inch, semi-double blooms that hold their faces straight up and well above the dark green compact foliage, for a “look-at-me” kind of display. Easily adaptable to your baskets, containers, beds and borders. Both leaves and flowers are edible with a peppery zing.
This striking Nicotiana has 3- to 4-foot tall stems sporting an array of pendulous, bell-shaped, lemony-chartreuse flowers. Easy companion plant in your borders as the color of ‘Lemon Tree’ so readily combines with others. Will also not disappoint you as a cut-flower. Intense evening fragrance is a bonus!
A moody twist on a classic garden favorite! Semi-double and double flowers in unique shades of antique rusty-rose, soft pink-red, pale-lemon, apricot and copper bloom dependably from midsummer to fall on 20- to 24-inch tall strong stems. Dependable blooms beginning midsummer make this pick not only worthy for your beds and borders, but an excellent cut!
This profuse bloomer provides great contrast in fresh and dried arrangements. Standing 36 to 40 inches tall, these well-branched plants yield dark-wine, nearly black, 2½ inch flowers with contrasting fiery-orange centers when fully open.
Among the most fragrant of all the sweet peas! King’s High Scent is a heavy producer of gorgeous, large-flowered cream blooms edged in violet. Superb cut — One bouquet of flowers will scent an entire home! Plant near porches, open windows and outdoor sitting areas to fully enjoy.
From the Benary’s series you can expect high yields of long, sturdy stems on 4-foot plants, with 4- to 6-inch, fully double, dahlia-like blooms. Disease tolerance is greater and vase-life is longer! This clear bright orange will pop in your garden and bouquets.
From the Benary’s series you can expect high yields of long, sturdy stems on 4-foot plants, with 4- to 6-inch, fully double, dahlia-like blooms. Disease tolerance is greater and vase-life is longer! ‘Benary’s Giant Salmon Rose’ is a versatile, warm peachy color that softens with age and pairs equally well with pastel and vibrant colors in your garden or vase.
This 3-foot plant yields long, strong stems with petite 1½- to 2½-inch, double and semi-double blooms in a warm blend of salmon and peach. A prolific, floriferous and disease-resistant beauty that will reward you with a summer of blooms!
This landscaping series is designed for large plantings or containers. Unlike the cutting Zinnias, Profusion is a dense, bushy, many-flowered little plant that covers ground and literally fills the garden with color. An All-America Selection Award winner, these plants have bushy habit, 14-inches high and a full 24-inches wide and are covered all season with vibrant, perfectly true-red, 2½- to 3-inch, daisy-like blooms. Beloved by pollinators and an easy-to-grow show stopper!
Just wow! Queen Lime is a unique mix of bold, glowing and chartreuse, 2- to 3-inch double and semi-double blooms perched atop strong 25-inch stems. This well-branched plant is a triumph in floral bleeding with glorious stature in the garden and when cut, ideal for long-lasting bouquets.
Another looker in the Queen Lime Series! These 18-inch tall, robust Zinnias offer a mix of rosy-centered, sturdy, single, double and semi-double, 3-inch blooms that transition through subtle contrasting color combinations of rose, yellow and lime green. A total treat for mixing in bouquets and equally fun to let this dramatic bloom do its thing in your border.
A 2018 All-American Selections winner and another innovative addition to the Queen series! Eye-catching, 2- to 3½-inch, double and semi-double, deeply fluted, dahlia-like coral blooms with a blush of lime and rosy centers sit atop 36-inch tall plants. The sophisticated color gradient of these blooms gives them a unique three-dimensional appearance. This dynamic beauty will reward you in the landscape and again in your bouquets with exceptionally long vase-life.