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.
May 30, 2017
Learn How to Improve Your Greenhouse Tomato Production at the International Tomato Congress
Greenhouse vegetable growers looking for practical information on how to produce better tomatoes should make plans to attend the International Tomato Congress, which takes place July 26-28 in León, Guanajuato, Mexico.
April 3, 2017
How lēf Farms is Leaping Into the Leafy Greens Market
Recognizing a unique opportunity, Pleasant View Gardens partnered with a leafy greens expert to develop a cutting-edge operation focused on producing the freshest baby greens and salad mixes.
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.
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 22, 2016
Pleasant View Gardens Targets Millennials With Savor Edibles
Taking something as ubiquitous as vegetables and herbs and giving it a fresh new look is no easy task, but Pleasant View Gardens took on the challenge with extensive research and creative marketing.
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.
July 5, 2016
NatureSweet And Ganfer Partner On Tomato Production
The partnership will add more than 250 acres of NatureSweet greenhouse tomato production over the next three years.
June 15, 2016
International Tomato Congress In Mexico Will Focus On Greenhouse Production
The event, which takes place in San Luis Potosi from July 20-22, will feature discussions on production strategies, cost management in protected structures, and optimizing your greenhouse environment.
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 5, 2016
9 Cool New Edibles Provide The First Taste Of The 2016 California Spring Trials [Photo Gallery]
Let’s face it — edibles are all the rage, as gardeners of all generations get ready to test their green thumbs and culinary skills. The promise of a juicy strawberry or a ripe tomato, fresh from their own garden, makes their mouths water. According to a recent report by the National Gardening Association, food gardening in the U.S. is at its highest levels in more than a decade, with 35% of all households in America (more than 42 million) growing food at home or in a community. The low-maintenance, new varieties coming on the market are making food gardening better and easier than ever, and providing opportunities to bring new foodies into the garden center. Breeders displaying at the 2016 California Spring Trials (CAST) have provided a sneak peek at some of the edibles that will be ready for retail in 2017. Check out the delicious new fruit and vegetable varieties […]
March 23, 2016
P. Allen Smith Says SunPatiens Are Hero Plants For Consumer Success
Plants that ensure consumer success with disease resistance bred into their genetics, and ease of use in a variety of conditions, are heroes for gardeners, especially beginners, and they should be celebrated and supported to promote gardening success and interest. These are the messages the award-winning designer, gardening, and lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith wants the horticulture industry to know, with the recent announcement of his expanded partnership with Sakata Seed. In an exclusive interview with Greenhouse Grower, P. Allen Smith describes his expanded partnership with Sakata Seed to promote SunPatiens and why the now 10-year-old series helps both novice and expert gardeners to be successful. Smith also collaborates with Sakata to promote the HomeGrown Collection of vegetables. SunPatiens Set Consumers Up For Success, Smith Says As a plantsman first, Smith has extensively trialed SunPatiens in his gardens at Moss Mountain Farm in Little Rock, AR, and says he is […]
November 20, 2015
What To Consider When Growing Vegetables Under Cover
Some critical points to think about before adding vegetables to your crop mix include market, crop choice, and labor.
November 16, 2015
Pleasant View Gardens Launches New Savor Edibles And Fragrants
This new line of nearly 150 vegetables and herbs is aimed at Millennials and will be available to garden centers in 2016.
November 13, 2015
Ornamental Greenhouse Growers Must Do Their Homework When Shifting To Vegetables
Good Harvest Farms began growing hydroponic lettuce 15 years ago. Owner Chris Powell says having a reliable market and emphasizing quality are critical.