Plant Starts & Produce For Sale

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Broccoli  Varieties

Calabrese - Delicious, bluish-green close-beaded heads can reach 8". Bears until frost producing several side shoots after the central head has been harvested. Brought with Italian immigrants in the late 1880's. Good for home or market, freezing and canning.

Nutribud -  This is the broccoli to grow for flavor. The sweetest, richest and possibly the most nutritious broccoli for spring and fall. Deep-green florets, central head and prolific side shoots make this an excellent variety for the home gardener. Tested high in free glutamine, which is a building block of protein, a powerful energy source for the brain, and an important healing nutrient for the body. Not the largest heads and it doesn’t like hot weather.

Cabbage  Varieties

Deep Red -  Compact plants, extra early production of solid, split-resistant oval heads to only 2-3 pounds.

Early Jersey Wakefield -  Early Wakefield, and has proven a reliable favorite for US gardens since the 1840s, especially in northern climes. Quickly produces large, dense, elongated 7" heads, with a distinctly sweet flavor that is ideal for eating raw in salads and slaws, cooking or pickling. Weighing 2-3 lb., the heads have a small core and good protective wrapper leaves.

Cherry Tomato Varieties

Black Cherry (Indeterminate) -  Black cherries look like large, dusky purple-brown grapes; they have that rich flavor that makes black tomatoes famous. Large vines yield very well; very unique and delicious.

Black Plum (Indeterminate) -  Very prolific, whose brownish-gray fruits are so sweet and meaty that some prefer Black Plum to Roma for making sauces. Also excellent when used in salads or for drying. Oval fruits average 2 to 4 oz., and turn a deep mahogany-brown color at maturity.

Blue Gold Berries (Indeterminate) -  Incredibly beautiful cherry type in purple and yellow. Long clusters are packed with small, half-inch bright yellow cherry fruits. Each has indigo shoulders, bursting with loads of antioxidants, anthocyanin in this case. The flavor is very sweet and rich, and the plants are so productive. Sunburn and crack resistant, and the fruits hold well on the vine or in storage.

Brad's Atomic Grape (Indeterminate) -  Elongated, large cherries in clusters. The color and flavor! is a full-blown assault on the senses—lavender and purple stripes, turning to technicolor olive-green, red, and brown/blue stripes when fully ripe. Fruits hold well on the vine or off, Olive green interior is blushed with red when dead-ripe. Crack-resistant fruits are extraordinarily sweet! Wispy foliage looks delicate but belies these plants’ rugged constitution and high productivity.

Juliet (Indeterminate) -  Looks like a miniature Italian plum tomato, but it's really juicy and sweet and packed with flavor. Big vines produce grape-like clusters of petite sweeties. Best of all, it's the most crack resistant cherry tomato ever.

Red Robin (Determinate) -  This super-compact tomato plant can be as small as just 8 inches tall, making it perfect for growing in a pot on the patio, by the door, or even on a fire escape. Each plant produces round, red cherry tomatoes by the handful, perfectly sized for salads and snacking. You’ll be impressed by the yield from such a small plant. No need for a cage, but you may want to add a small stake for support.

Riesentraube (Indeterminate) -  This is an old German heirloom. The sweet, red 1-oz fruit grow in large clusters; the name means “Giant Bunch of Grapes” in German. It has a rich, full tomato flavor. Large plants produce massive yields. Farmer Fels's favorite!

Sungold  (Indeterminate) -  Exceptionally sweet, bright tangerine-orange cherry tomatoes leave customers begging for more. Vigorous plants start yielding early and bear right through the season. The taste can't be beat

Tiny Tim (Determinate) -  Tiny Tim is a gentleman who arrives early in the season, and won’t take over your garden. Topping out at 12" tall this dwarf, determinate cherry tomato is ideal for containers. Grow tomatoes indoors any month of the year, with adequate light. Red fruits are 1/2"-1" and flavorful.

Yellow Pear (Indeterminate) -  This extremely old variety makes a vigorous plant that bears enormous numbers of bright yellow, bite-sized fruit. The flavor is deliciously tangy. Perfect for summer party for either salad or on hors d'oeuvres.

Collard Green Varieties

Georgia Southern -  Brassica oleracea. Open Pollinated. Plant produces high yields of dark blue-green collard leaves. They are tasty, tender, mild, and juicy. High in Vitamin A, B1, B2, and C. Good freezing and canning variety. Does well in poor and sandy soils. Heat and cold tolerant. A traditional greens grown in the South. Excellent choice for home gardens. 

Cucumber Varieties

 Alibi -  Poised to meet your pickling needs at its mature 3-4 inch length, this early Cucumber can be picked even sooner for the sweetest 2 inch gherkins. They may not make it as far as the brine, as you'll find them delightful for slicing, salads, and other fresh uses as well. Alibi stands near the top of its class in yields and disease resistance,

Japanese Long  Long, slim fruit that are very crisp and mild. Easy to digest, firm flesh with few seeds; a great Japanese variety for home use or farmers' markets.

 Longfellow -  An unusually long, slender, dark green variety. Not a heavy yielder, but fruits are very large and finely shaped, being 12 to 14 inches in length and very attractive. It has excellent color retention when canned. Also a great Cucumber for slicing, 

 Marketmore 76 -  A favorite slicer for the home garden. These long, slender, dark green Cucumbers have been the standard for American slicing Cucumbers in the Northeast. Resistant to scab, Cucumber mosaic virus and mildews.

True Lemon -  Lemon-like in color, size and shape, the True Lemon Cucumber's white flesh is sweet with a superb crunch. They start producing a little later than other Cucumbers, but keep producing after everything else has quit. Neither flesh nor skin is bitter and it is a versatile Cucumber.

Eggplant  Varieties

Antigua -  Amazingly beautiful lavender-streaked fruits are 6-8 inches long, elongated teardrop shaped. Flesh is tender and mild, snow-white and bitter-free

Casper -  Medium size, very attractive, smooth ivory-white fruit that have a very mild mushroom-like flavor. Prolific plant. Fruit ripens early. An excellent variety for specialty growers and gardeners

Diamond -  Mild, dark purple, 6-9” x 2-3” slender fruit; superb flavor and firm flesh. Becoming popular with market growers and home gardeners. 

Florida -  Very large plant; large purple bell-shaped fruit. Superb flavor and firm flesh.. An old standard market variety

Tsakoniki -  Purple with white streaks, this oblong Eggplant is shaped somewhere between Italian and Japanese types. Tsakoniki is a Greek Eggplant variety from the town of Leonidio where they have an annual festival celebrating this amazing vegetable, which is renowned for its delicate, sweet flavor and tender skin.

Herb Varieties

Basil - Aroma -  This Italian variety has extremely tender, fragrant, extra-large, dark green leaves and is superb for pesto. Start early indoors or outside after all danger of frost

Basil - Mrs. Burn's Lemon -  Mrs. Burns' Lemon Basil is nothing short of an idol among fine chefs and gardeners alike! This heirloom was discovered in New Mexico, and it is absolutely the best lemon basil available anywhere, with larger leaves and a much more intense, citrusy, mouth-puckering flavor!

Basil - Purple Opal -  Beautiful lilac flowers with dark red stems. Excellent contrast with green basil. Spectacular as a garnish, in salads, or for adding color to basil vinegars. Very uniform, all purple Italian strain.

Basil - Thai Basil -  Very strong, clove-scented basil. This is a must for curry and all Thai cooking. This selection has beautiful flowers. Very tasty. This improved variety produces very large and lovely flower heads.

Basil - Mozzarrella -  Mozzarella Basil is a sweet Italian heirloom similar to Genovese Basil, but with smaller leaves. It has spicy edible flowers, but be sure to leave a few for the bees & butterflies to enjoy too! They are slow to bolt, & the whole plant is deliciously fragrant.

Borage -  Beautiful blue star-shaped flowers hang in clusters. The leaves are covered with stiff white hairs that give the plant a wooly appearance. Bees love the abundant bright flowers, which are great for floating in cool drinks at summer parties. Plants grow 2-3' tall and self-sow readily.

Cat Mint -  Profuse lavender blooms on spiky stems.Good for containers and the perennial garden. Soft, crinkled, gray-green leaves on a compact, mounding plant. Attracts bees and butterflies. 

Cilantro -  Cilantro is one of the easiest-to-grow, most recognizable fresh herbs while the foliage is commonly called cilantro, the edible seed is known as coriander. Both are widely used in Asian, Caribbean, and Latin American cuisines, with a distinctive flavor that lends itself well to highly spiced foods. The flowers strongly attract beneficial insects, and are also edible. 

Parsley -  Flat-leaved variety used in salad dressings, poultry, soups and as an ingredient of pesto. Flavor is much more pronounced than that of the more familiar curled type.

Hot Pepper Varieties 

Anaheim 'Sahuaro' -  Giant 9-inch fruits mature from bold green to deep red, packing nutrition into every bite. And although it's classified as a Hot Pepper, Sahuaro has such a mild bite that you can eat it raw as well as use it for stuffing, grilling, and baking!

Ancho 211 -  4 to 5 inches long by 2 to 2.5 inches wide; medium thick flesh; matures from dark green to red; pendant pods; green leaves; 24 to 30 inches tall; Mid Season  Large Stuffing, Mexican Cuisine, Mole, Powder, Roasting; this is a hotter variety; called "poblano" when fresh, "ancho" when dried; 

Craig's Grande Jalapeño -  A big, fat jalapeño that is perfect for making lots of salsa. Perfect for anyone who loves Jalapeños. It has thick, flavorful, hot flesh. 

Early Jalapeño -  Ideal for Mexican dishes. Deep green fruits mature to red. Sausage-shaped fruits, 3-1/2" by 1-1/2", are also perfect for pickling. Just like other jalapeño, but earlier and better adapted to cool coastal conditions. Compact, non-brittle bushes. Scoville Rating: 3,500 to 4,500.

Fish -  An African-American heirloom popular. A pre- 1947 variety that was used in fish and shellfish cookery. The color of the fruit range from green, orange, brown, white and red, being spicy and hot. What really makes this Pepper stand out is its wonderful foliage, as the 2’ tall plants have stunning white and green mottled leaves

Habañero Peach -  Typical bullet-shaped slightly wrinkled habanero type fruits, but with a difference. This variety ripens to a clear bright salmon color. Amazingly beautiful and richly flavored. HOT, HOT, HOT!!

Long Thin Cayenne -  Slender, long peppers turn bright red and are very hot. The 2’ plants are vigorous and quite productive. Very popular for drying and using as a spice; also used medicinally.

Pasilla Bajio -  Mild-sweet-hot, fruit is dark green, turning brown as it ripens. This Pepper is used in Mexican "mole" sauces; tasty.

Serrano -  Large plant bears club-shaped fruit, very hot and pungent, distinctive flavor.

Aji Cristal -  One of the few varieties of peppers that is said to be more flavorful when under-ripe than when fully mature. 3-4” long fruit are a unique light yellow-green when under-ripe and have a flavor somewhat reminiscent of grapefruit, but very hot. Since fruit is harvested immature the plant will produce even more – up to 90 fruit per plant! Very Hot.

Kale  Varieties

Red Russian -  This variety is easily recognized by its richly colored burgundy stems and purple tinted leaves. They are flat and toothed like an oak leaf with an overall dark green color and deep red veins. Red Russian Kale offers a mild nutty flavor that is slightly sweet and earthy with a hearty texture.

Nero di Toscana -  This loose-leafed “cabbage” dates back to the early 1800’s at least. It has beautiful, deep black-green leaves that can be 24” long. They are heavily savoyed. This Italian heirloom is popular in Tuscany and central Italy for making fabulous soups and stews. One of the most beautiful and flavorful types you can grow.

Scottish Blue Curl -  Compact plants yield tender, blue-green, crinkled leaves that are quite delicious; very cold-hardy, and rich in vitamin A.

Lettuce Varieties

Buttercrunch -  Buttercrunch Lettuce is loved for its rich flavor and excellent heat, stress, and bolt resistance. Grows in full sun to part shade.

Crisp Mint -  Romaine type. Large, succulent, mint-green outer leaves surround crystal-white hearts: mild, sweet and crunchy in flavor. Succulent heads to 10 inches in height are a standout in the salad garden.

Flame -  A unique, red leaf Lettuce that is great for the new high-class markets. The color is intense crimson red and is slow to bolt.

Speckled Trout -  This beautiful variety steals all the attention in the salad garden. A dark green-leaved romaine splashed with wine-red speckles Your taste buds will like it too, for its rich buttery flavor.

Lolla Rossa -  Very curled leaves are light green with stunning bright red edges. Mild and tasty. A most beautiful Lettuce.

Mantilla -  Mild, tender, and sweet. Slow to bolt. Butterhead, 

Red Iceberg -  A gorgeous iceberg Lettuce, rarely offered. Fairly tight, 16" wide heads hold well without bolting. Pleasing mild flavor. Crisphead, 

Red Romaine -   Delicious, flavorful Lettuce brings color and zest to salads. Heirloom, red Romaine-type from France. Red and green leaves turn a deeper shade of red in cold weather.

Red Sails -  A favorite among gardeners who prize beauty as well as flavor, It resists bolting, The large, erect leaves are deep red at the ruffled tips, shading into a bronzy-maroon and finally becoming green toward the base. They are high-quality eating, with a soft texture and buttery flavor that appeals to all ages.
Lettuce thrives in cold weather and can be sown directly into the garden, 

Summer Crisp Cherokee -  Very crisp like romaine, but sweet and juicy, without bitterness. The shape of the summer crisp plant is at first open, much like a loose-leaf Lettuce, then matures into a heavy, compact bunch or head.

Valmaine -  A flavorful romaine with very thick and meaty, emerald green leaves. The best choice for traditional Caesar salad. The tall picture perfect plants are harvestable to 11-12 inches, and support the upright heads. Very heat tolerant, so plan to grow this one spring, summer and fall.

Ella Kropf -  Mid-size green butterhead with an excellent creamy texture. We love its sweet flavor and crunchy midribs.

Summer Squash  Varieties

Costata Romanesco -  The famous Italian/ Roman ribbed zucchini. The distinctive, long fruits are ribbed; medium green-striped skin; rich and very flavorful. The cut slices are lightly scalloped. It is also popular to fry this squash whole, when it is small with the flower still attached.

Fordhook -  Classic, cylindrical, dark-green straight to slightly curved zucchinis. Tender, creamywhite flesh freezes well. Vigorous and productive bush plants.

Golden -  Slender fruits are bright golden-yellow. They are as delicious as they are attractive; bush plants.

Tromboncino -  This Italian summer squash is a wonderful diversion from the usual. The light green-to-tan fruit can grow up to 3 feet long and may be harvested anytime, from just a few inches through its full size. Enjoy Tromboncino's rich flavor steamed, grilled, or sliced raw in your favorite salad.

Sweet Pepper Varieties  

Ausilio -  Thin Skin ItalianThe best Italian-style thin skin frying Pepper. A must for sausage and Peppers. Bell to triangular shaped Peppers are 3.5-5 inches long and 1.5-2.5 inches wide. This variety has moderate to high heat.

Cal Wonder Bell Yellow -  Colorful bells that are very sweet and tasty. These Peppers are superb for fresh eating, great for kitchen or market gardens. The productive plants produce early & are good for the North.

Canary Bell -  Superior sweet Pepper, medium-sized, thick-walled green fruits ripening to bright yellow color. Sets early and produces all summer. Superb in salads, and a premier type for grilling. Exceptional flavor, very productive two-foot plants.

Diamond -  The translucent white, medium-thick flesh of this 3-4 lobed Pepper is sweet and crunchy. Contrasts nicely when used in a combination of other colors in stir-frys and veggie trays. Will mature to a scarlet red color.

Etiuda -  One of the best Peppers we have ever tasted, it is sugary sweet when ripe. Blocky, thick-walled orange fruits are crisp, very sweet and juicy. These mandarin-orange bells can reach up to a half-pound in weight, and are lavishly produced on tall plants.

Healthy -  Healthy produces heavy yields of appealing, sweet, disease-resistant fruit even in cloudy, cooler growing seasons. Elongated fruit measure 2 inches across tapering to over 5 inches long. They ripen from yellow to orange and finally red. A dependable producer of delicious fruit.

King of the North Green -  Early, good-sized Peppers of a heavy yielding habit. The variety thrives in the cooler summer weather so prevalent in New England and yields crisp bells, green ripening to red, right up until frost.

Napolean Sweet -  High yielding, 24" tall plants produce 8" long, thick fleshed fruits consistently up until frost. Flavor is as mild and sweet as an apple when green-even sweeter when red. Excellent for fresh use, frying or drying.

Sweet Chocolate -  We love the flavor of this rich, chocolate- brown Pepper. The flesh is cola-red color, very sweet and delicious. The medium-sized semi-bell-shaped fruit ripen very early, making this variety perfect for the North (or anyone who loves early Peppers). Great in salads.

Yellow Monster -  Gigantic, behemoth elongated yellow bell Peppers can grow 8 inches long by 4 inches wide! These impressive fruits are really sweet, meaty and wonderful, so pretty after they turn from green to bright sunshine-yellow. These are great fresh, fried or roasted,

Tomatillo  Varieties

Purple -  Beautiful purple fruit, large size. Many are a bright violet color throughout their flesh. Much sweeter than the green types, it can be eaten right off the plant. Turns purple when ripe; rare!

Verde -   Deep green fruit; a standard, richly-flavored type. Huge yields as with most tomatillos.

Heirloom Tomato Varieties

Pork Chop   (Indeterminate) -  While most “yellow” tomatoes are actually orange, this is a true yellow that starts off yellow with green stripes which ripen to gold. The medium sized, slightly flattened beefsteaks have sweet tomato flavor with hints of citrus.

Back Pineapple  (Indeterminate) -  The multi-colored, smooth fruit (green, yellow and purple mix) weigh about 1½ lbs. The flesh is bright green with deep red streaks.It has a superb flavor that is outstanding, being both sweet and smoky with a hint of citrus. The yield is one of the heaviest we have ever seen! 

Black Krim  (Indeterminate) -  Dark red-purple fruit, rich sweet flavor. It’s very juicy. An heirloom from Russia with very unique looking, large fruit. A favorite of many fine chefs. 

Black Prince  (Indeterminate) -  An heirloom from Irkutsk, Siberia. The 5 oz tomatoes are round and very uniform; the color is a wonderful deep blackish-chocolate brown. The flavor is as deep, sweet and rich as the color. A unique salad tomato, the plants produce a large and early crop.

Cherokee Purple (Indeterminate) -  An old Cherokee Indian heirloom, pre- 1890 variety; beautiful, deep, dusky purple-pink color, superb sweet flavor, and very-large-sized fruit. Try this one for real old-time tomato flavor. Our favorite dark tomato

Dad's Sunset (Indeterminate) -  The perfect orange tomato! Large 10 oz. fruits are very smooth, uniform, and a beautiful, glowing orange in color. It keeps very well. One of the best flavored tomatoes 

Glacier  (Semi-Determinate) -  Loads of round, 2-3- inch, red to slightly orange fruits are produced on compact, potato-leaf plants to 3 feet tall. Use in salads or in colorful tomato salads! Excellent flavor for an early-season type. Reliable in cooler- season climates, setting fruit all summer long.

Green Zebra (Indeterminate) -  Beautiful chartreuse with deep lime-green stripes, very attractive. Flesh is bright green and very rich tasting, sweet with a sharp bite to it (just too good to describe!). A favorite tomato of many high class chefs, specialty markets, and home gardeners. Yield is excellent. 

Japanese Trifele Black (Indeterminate) -  These attractive tomatoes are the shape and size of a Bartlett pear, with a beautiful red-brick color. The fruits are perfect and smooth with no cracks. The flavor is absolutely sublime, having all the richness of fine chocolate. The plants produced loads of fruits all summer long. 

Manitoba (Determinate) -  This slicer was developed in Manitoba, Canada, to ripen during the short summers of the Manitoba prairie. A vigorous determinate variety, it bears heavy yields of 3-4 inch crimson red fruit with a refreshing, tangy tomato taste. Great for slicing or for canning. One of the more productive early heirlooms.

Oregon Spring  (Determinate) -  This now-famous slicing variety was developed at Oregon State University. Their research shows that Oregon Spring will produce incredibly early yields of oval tomatoes when planted outside a month before your last frost date and given no protection except on frosty nights. 

Ropreco (Determinate) -  Productive early heirloom Italian sauce tomato. 2-3″ red fruit are plump and have a small point. Very good raw flavor compared to other paste tomatoes. A good variety for short season or cool summer locations. Can out-yield Roma, especially in cool summers. Good resistance to fusarium and no blossom end rot.

San Marzano (Indeterminate) -  The long, blocky fruits mature with a small, discreet seed cavity that can be scooped out, leaving all meat. This means much less boiling to get a first class paste. The shape is also good for canning, and excellent for drying.These vigorous indeterminate tomatoes produce heavy fruit loads and need sturdy, tall stakes or cages. Expect vines to bear fruit right up to frost

Siberian  (Determinate) -  Early maturing plant produces heavy yields of 2 to 5 oz bright red tomatoes. They are sweet and flavorful. Perfect for salads, slicing, and sandwiches. Plant is capable of setting fruit even at 38 degrees. One of the earliest maturing varieties on the market, takes only 7 weeks when transplanted outdoors.

Silvery Fir Tree  (Determinate) -  An exceptional heirloom that ripens early and produces heavy crops on incomparably beautiful plants. Fire engine red fruit average 2-3 inches across with a slightly flattened shape and a very pleasant, tangy taste. The compact, determinate plants have delicate, ferny foliage and make elegant container specimens.

Slava  (Indeterminate) -  This name of this heirloom means Glory, hails from the Czech Republic and is a heavy producer of gloriously delicious fruits. Globe shaped, 1 1/2" to 1 3/4" delicious, flavorful fruits weigh 1 to 2 ounces and are excellent eaten fresh or used for canning. Good resistance to blight. 

Stupice  (Indeterminate) -  A great, potato leaf variety that comes from Czechoslovakia. One of the best early tomatoes, this is among the earliest. Perfect for gardeners in northern climates. Excellent flavor for an early type, these produce lots of red, small to medium sized fruits over a very long season. Highly popular in areas with short summers.

Tappy's  (Indeterminate) -  Beautiful, smooth, large red fruit are globe-shaped. With good disease resistance, great yields, Iperfect shape, and wonderful flavor; it’s superb for market growers. It has fantastic taste