August 1, 2017
39 New Vegetables and Herbs for 2018
New vegetable and herb introductions for 2017 offer unique shaped fruits, distinctive foliage, intense flavors, improved disease resistance, high yields, and more. Here are 39 new vegetable and herb varieties to consider for your product mix in 2018.
March 31, 2017
How to Choose Greenhouse Vegetables That Will Captivate Your Customers
Here’s what you need to know to be successful in selecting and merchandising greenhouse vegetables for fresh produce.
March 22, 2017
Growing Tips for Sakata Vegetables’ ‘Aspabroc’ Broccolini
‘Aspabroc’ resembles a broccoli raab with an asparagus stem, has a mild taste, and requires little growing space.
January 25, 2017
Allan Armitage Describes Veggies, Shade Plants, and Climbers That Can Help You Find Success in 2017
Here's a look at plants that could help you with successful growing in 2017.
November 16, 2016
Sakata Expands Its Access To Patents For Variety Development
Sakata Seed recently joined the Vegetable Licensing Platform, which will help the company create new varieties that address challenges such as disease resistance and bring better quality products to market.
July 19, 2016
17 New Vegetable Intros For Greenhouse Production
New varieties of edibles introduced at 2016 California Spring Trials offer something for every type of gardener, from the beginning do-it-yourselfer to the hardcore, heirloom-only type. Check out some of the new varieties we saw at Spring Trials this year that will be available for retail in 2017.
May 26, 2016
California Summer Vegetable Trials In August Will Cover A Wide Range Of Crops
The National Garden Bureau is once again organizing summer vegetables trials this August in California, giving attendees the opportunity to visit with several breeding companies.
April 20, 2016
Growers And Breeders Are Always Looking For A Better Tomato, Says Allan Armitage
While edibles become more diverse, there's one goal that hard-core gardeners and urban foodscapers share.
March 2, 2016
Sakata Seed America Will Open New Vegetable Research Station In Woodland, CA
The station, which should be fully operational in mid-2017, will focus on Sakata’s rapidly expanding warm-season vegetables breeding programs and will host the company’s sales and marketing events in the region.
September 18, 2015
Grimes Horticulture And Seeds By Design Form Partnership
The new alliance will allow the two companies to take advantage of each of their strengths in breeding and marketing of new vegetable varieties for greenhouse growers and farm marketers.
August 4, 2015
New 2015 California Spring Trial Edibles For The Patio And Garden
If you are looking to capitalize on the foodie trend and spread your risk beyond Spring sales, new vegetables showcased at 2015 California Spring Trials offer plenty of opportunities to focus on unique, flavorful vegetables and edible plants that also hold ornamental value. Here are a few of new varieties Editor Laura Drotleff and Group Editor Carol Miller discovered at Spring Trials that will help diversify your crop mix.
July 31, 2015
All-America Selections Promotes Garden-Fresh Cooking
All-America Selections (AAS) has stepped forward with another first when promoting AAS Winners, this time in the form of cooking videos using vegetables/edibles that have performed extremely well in the AAS Trials. These days, a love of gardening is directly related to a passion for cooking. Tying the two together is a natural when marketing joys of cooking with fresh vegetables from the garden and farm market. After 82 years of conducting trials where only the best performers are declared AAS Winners, the organization now has more than 325 individual varieties that have been “Tested Nationally & Proven Locally.” It is some of these many varieties that culinary storyteller, entertainer and horticulture industry veteran Jonathan Bardzik will use in a series of five videos demonstrating cooking techniques with AAS Winning herbs and vegetables. “I am excited to partner with All-America Selections to show people across the country that AAS Winners perform […]
July 30, 2015
Spread Your Risk Beyond Spring Sales [Opinion]
Growers who participated in Greenhouse Grower’s 2015 Spring Crops Recap Survey said they have had enough of the uncertainty that the weather brings. They said it’s time to build up sales in other seasons like fall so we’re not so dependent on spring. As a couple of wholesale growers, both from the Southeast, very eloquently stated, our industry has mastered squeezing everything we can out of the spring season. And while this year happened to be a very successful one, thanks to the improving economy and elevated consumer confidence, they said, “now is no time to celebrate.” “Spring is still Christmas in the horticulture industry, but we have done such a good job focusing on spring that we have neglected other seasons,” one grower said. “Having so many eggs in the spring basket is dangerous. Fall will never be what spring is, but having a solid second season is in […]
May 11, 2015
Keeping Your Greenhouse Vegetables And Fruits Safe: Focus On Soilless And Hydroponics Systems
In part two of a four-part food safety series, learn how to keep food safety risks low by following proper water testing procedures and maintaining safe storage practices for substrates and food packaging materials.
April 20, 2015
Three Michigan State University On-Demand Webinars Offer Effective Strategies For Insect And Disease Control On Vegetables
The first rule of effective insect and disease control for vegetables is to take action to prevent problems before they occur. But in order to do that, you need to have an effective pest and disease management strategy in place that incorporates best practices to ensure a successful outcome. Michigan State University offers three pest and disease management on-demand webinars that will get you started and keep you on the right track.
April 14, 2015
18 New Vegetables For Easy Growing And Healthy Eating
Current breeding efforts have focused on vegetable varieties that cater to small space and urban gardening trends and offer consumers good performance with minimal efforts. As a result, new, easy care vegetable introductions packed with flavor and loaded with fruits have swept onto the market. Here are 18 of the newest vegetables already on the market or hitting the market in 2016.
April 13, 2015
Keeping Your Greenhouse Vegetables And Fruits Safe: Overview Of Best Food Safety Practices
This is the first installment of a four-part series that will bring you up to speed on what it takes to fulfill food safety mandates for greenhouse production.