The Veggie Trend

The Veggie Trend

All-America Selections 2009 Winners

F1 hybrid ‘Gretel’ is the earliest white eggplant. The glossy, pure white fruit are produced in clusters and can be harvested in 55 days when 3 to 4 inches long. Mature plants reach 3 feet tall and wide, perfectly adapted to growing in containers. Young green plants can be produced for sale in 8 to 10 weeks. ‘Gretel’ is matched with ‘Hansel’ as early miniature eggplants with tender non-bitter fruit. Both were bred by Seminis Vegetable Seeds.

All-America Selections 2009 Winners

‘Honey Bear’ is an F1 hybrid squash, a compact bushy plant with powdery mildew tolerance, enabling gardeners to grow this winter acorn squash in smaller gardens and expect high yields. The mildew tolerance allows the late season fruit on the plant to mature. Plants produce 3 to 5 dark green acorn squash weighing about a pound. ‘Honey Bear’ mature plants are 2 to 3 feet tall and spread 4 to 5 feet. Bred by the University of New Hampshire.

All-America Selections 2009 Winners

Melon F1 hybrid ‘Lambkin’ was bred as a gourmet breakfast or dessert melon. The oval-shaped melon matures 67 to 75 days from transplanting. Weighing 2 to 4 pounds, the thin rind surrounds sweet, aromatic, white, juicy flesh. Its vigorous vines can produce several melons for a high yield. ‘Lambkin’ stores better than other melons, and plants are easily grown in four to six weeks under warm greenhouse conditions. Bred by Known-You Seed Company.

Floranova Patio Vegetable Collection

‘Windsor’ pumpkin (F1 hybrid) is a miniature, deep orange pumpkin with a 85- to 90-day crop time. The fruit is held on the side of the stem as the plant grows upright to a determinate height. ‘Windsor’ is more than just decoration; it makes a great pumpkin pie. Garden height is 20 to 24 inches and fruit reaches 4 to 5 inches in diameter by 3 inches high.

Floranova Patio Vegetable Collection

‘Redskin’ F1 sweet pepper has an upright, compact plant habit and abundance of fruit that makes it a must for patios. The fruit matures to a bright red. There is no compromise on taste. It germinates 85 percent in 10 days and reaches maturity in 75 days, with a garden height of 12 to 14 inches and 4- to 5-inch fruit.

Floranova Patio Vegetable Collection

‘Tumbling Tom’ trailing tomato produces a cherry-sized, sweet-flavored tomato available with red and yellow fruit. They are both highly branched and cascading, providing a wonderful display of cascading fruit around the entire plant. Plants germinate 85 percent in 10 days and reach maturity in 75 days, with cascading vines up to 20 inches.

Floranova Patio Vegetable Collection

‘Totem’ is a high yielding bush tomato covered in medium-sized red fruit. It has an upright habit that is perfectly suited for a patio container. Plants germinate 85 percent in 10 days and reach maturity in 75 days, with garden height up to 24 inches.

Grimes Seeds

Garden Leader ‘Indian Waterfall’ mint is a vigorous trailing variety with shiny foliage and minty fragrance.  Growing in full sun/partial shade, it is hardy to Zone 6. Exclusively for containers and hanging baskets.

Grimes Seeds

Garden Leader ‘Patio Ruby’ leaf beet offers a compact broad stem and fleshy leaf, deep ruby stem, green leaf with red veins. Broad and colorful foliage has a very tropical look but is easily grown in all northern locations.

Grimes Seeds

Garden Leader ‘Patio Very Kuhl’ is one cool cucumber. In just 59 days to harvest, plants are very compact and can be finished in 12-inch and larger containers for patios. Foliage is mildew resistant assuring a long season of harvest. The fruit is dark green, tender skinned and single serving in size, perfect to pick fresh and eat.

Grimes Seeds

Garden Leader ‘Patio Hot Wings’ pepper is hot and flavorful. Very attractive grown in containers on the patio where they can be freshly harvested to spice up kabobs, salsas and wing sauces. In 71 days to harvest, an abundance of fruit colors up from deep green to bright red.

Yoder Brothers

Lavandula stoechas, “Spanish lavender,” takes the genus beyond traditional herbal uses to new status: a value-added, indoor/outdoor pot crop. These tender perennials (Zones 7a to 9b) are long flowering, with large, showy blooms. The Niña series is a Yoder exclusive, featuring Purple and Rose. These compact, heat-tolerant varieties from Ball Horticultural Co. feature scented, silver-green foliage and loads of small winged flowers.

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