Vegetables New Varieties For 2014 BASIL ‘BAM’ •Burpee Exclusive •Flowerless plants never bolt •Deliriously fragrant & flavorful •Produces all season - just won’t quit •Tolerates warm temperatures •Harvest 60-120 days from transplant •Ocimum basilicum W. Atlee Burpee & Co. BASIL ‘DOLLY’ •High-yielding Genovese basil •Upright, somewhat compact plants •Large cupped 4-inch leaves •Very uniform plant habit & leaf shape •Somewhat lighter leaf color •Choose organic or nonorganic seeds •Ocimum basilicum Johnny’s Selected Seeds BEAN ‘ASPARAGUS RED PODDED’ •Red podded bean up to 24 inches long •Tender and very tasty, best used fried •Small seed with a very good yield •10 to12 foot vines •Harvest 75 days from sowing seed •Vigna unguiculata spp. sesquipedialis Terra Organics, LLC BEAN ‘MASCOTTE’ 2014 AAS WINNER •Compact plant perfect for window boxes, containers & small gardens •Disease resistance makes for reliable growing & strong garden performance •Slim, stringless, crisp textured, flavorful pods for snacking or cooking •Harvest 50 days from sowing seed •Phaseolus vulgaris Harris Seeds BEAN ‘SAVANNAH’ •Robust yield, strong disease package and truly outstanding flavor •Dark green, straight pods with slight sweetness, excellent tenderness •Seeds develop slowly within the pods so beans stay tender and “snap-able” for a longer harvest •Phaseolus vulgaris Harris Seeds BEAN ‘RED SWAN’ •Cross between a purple snap bean and a pinto bean •Pod color is dusty red-rose •Stringless pods are 4-5 inches long •Bush habit •Harvest 52-58 days from sowing seed •Phaseolus vulgaris Terra Organics, LLC BEET ‘BABYBEAT’ •A true baby beet well-proportioned even when young •Nice round taproot and smooth skin •Small, attractive tops help to form a well-proportioned bunch •Perfect for cooking or steaming whole •Beta vulgaris Johnny’s selected seeds BEET ‘BOLDOR’ •Gold exterior, deep rich color interior •Sweet and mild 2-inch round fruit •Tops are tender & sweet when young •Perfect for fall and winter salads •Very tolerant to foliar diseases •Beta vulgaris Bejo Seeds, Inc. CARROT ‘ADELAIDE’ •‘Adelaide’ is a true baby carrot •Has an early maturity, forming a blunt root tip at 3-4 inches long •Great for bunching & marketing as true baby carrots •Daucus sativus Johnny’s selected seeds CARROT ‘ANTHONINA’ •Vigorous deep purple standard carrot •Can grow a very large root 10” long •Very little core when given proper time to mature •Average maturity is 125-145 days •‘Anthonina’ is perfect for juicing •Daucus carota Seminis home garden COLLARD ‘TIGER’ F1 •Exciting new high yielding, early, Georgia type hybrid •Wavy, lightly savoyed blue-green leaves regrow quickly after cutting •Upright plant has high ratio of blade to stalk, meaning more usable leaf per plant •Brassica oleraecea Sakata Seed America, Inc. CUCUMBER ‘BABY HYBRID’ •Snack-size 4-inch gourmet type •Thin skinned non-bitter fruit •Crisp, firm fruits can be eaten without peeling •High-yielding - starts producing and keeps producing for many months •Cucumis sativus Botanical Interests CUCUMBER ‘IZNIK’ •Mini 3-4 inch spineless, seedless dark green snack cucumber •Excellent flavor •Pick daily for best quality •Parthenocarpic and gynoecious •Vining, requires staking •Cucumis sativus Johnny’s Selected Seeds CUCUMBER ‘PICK A BUSHEL’ F1 •AAS Regional Winner (Heartland & Great Lakes) •Early to set fruit •Prolific quantity of sweet tasting fruit •Compact bush-type plants can grown in patio containers. •Disease resistance to CMB, Scab, MMV • Cucumis sativus Seeds By Design & Burpee CUCUMBER ‘SILVER SLICER’ •Prolific creamy white slicing cucumber was a favorite of taste testers •Remarkably uniform 7-8 inch fruits are consistently straight and abundant •Distinctive white color, tender skin, fresh sweetness, and pleasant crunch •Vigorous vines resist Powdery Mildew •Cucumis sativus Harris Seeds EGGPLANT ‘RAJA’ & ‘SURAJ’ •‘Raja’ is white, ‘Suraj’ is light purple •Heavy-yielding Indian types have round to egg-shaped fruits •Compact sturdy plants produce high yields of fruits 2.5-3 inches long •Great fruit shape for stuffing •Solanum melongena Johnny’s Selected Seeds KALE ‘WHITE RUSSIAN’ •Sweet, mild tasting semi-savoy kale •Wonderful in salads and stir-fries •Leaf color similar to ‘Red Russian’ but with white midrib and veins •Cold tolerant and hardy •Harvest 50-60 days from sowing seed •Brassica oleracea Seeds By Design, Inc. LEEK ‘RALLY’ •When cooked, has a creamy texture and is sweet like an onion •Edible, mild flavored stem resembles a long, fat green onion •Upright 2-3 foot tall fan shaped fruit •Requires plentiful and even moisture for good yields •Allium porrum Bejo Seeds Inc. LETTUCE ‘SUSAN’ •Frilly loose salad heads 8 inches tall •Used for baby leaf, cut and come again, or grown to full maturity •Very sweet leaves and typically not bitter when heat stressed •Well adapted to container gardens or raised beds Seeds By Design, Inc. •Lactuca sativa MELON ‘HAOGEN’ •Thick medium green flesh tinged with salmon around seed cavity •Unique spicy flavor •Vigorous vines bear 10 or more 3-5 lb. round melons with smooth skin •Harvest 80-85 days from sowing seed •Cucumis melo Terra Organics, LLC MICROGREENS ‘PEAS FOR SHOOTS’ •Exceptionally tender shoots impart the sweet taste of fresh peas to salads and cooked dishes •Easy to grow in the garden or indoors in a shallow tray •Best cut at 4-6” tall for fresh use •Psium sativum Botanical Interests OKRA ‘JING ORANGE’ •An okra from Asia •Reddish orange color •Produces pods 6 to 7 inches •Harvest at an early stage for most tender 50-75 days from sowing seed •Grow in full sun or shade •Hibiscus esculentus Seeds By Design, Inc. ONION ‘RED RIVER’ •Considered a long “intermediate day” or a short “long day” variety •Sweet flavor dark red 1 pound onion •Boasts a strong root system •High yield & good storage potential •Resistant to pink root, fusarium & bolting •Allium cepa Dixondale Farms PEA ‘BLUE PODDED’ •Blue podded soup pea •Spectacular 5-6 foot tall plant is so beautiful it can be grown as an ornamental •Requires staking •Harvest 80-85 days from sowing seed •Pisum sativum Terra Organics, LLC PEPPER ‘AURA’ & ‘GLOW’ •New specialty sweet peppers golden yellow ‘Aura’ and bright orange ‘Glow’ are shown with red ‘Lipstick’ •Sweet, juicy, and thick-fleshed •Delicious in salads, salsas or roasted •Attractive 4-5 inch long tapered •Capsicum annuum Johnny’s Selected Seeds PEPPER ‘THUNDERBOLT HYBRID’ •Burpee Exclusive •Big beautiful sweet Marconi pepper •Bushy upright plants produce plentiful yields of 13-inch beauties that transition from green to red •Harvest 65-80 days from transplant •Capsicum annuum W. Atlee Burpee & Co. PEPPER ‘MAMA MIA GIALLO’ F1 •Sweet Italian pepper delicious fresh and excellent grilled or roasted •Compact 24” bushy plant produces 30 bright yellow pendant fruits •Harvest 85 days after transplanting •Disease tolerance to TMV •Capsicum annuum Seeds By Design PEPPER ‘MOSQUETERO’ •Poblano (ancho) pepper with mild to moderate heat •Nice for stuffing, grilling, chopping, salsa, or chili •High yields of uniform, smooth, dark green 2-lobed 6”x3” fruit that turn red if left on the plant longer •Capsicum annuum Sakata Seed America, Inc. PEPPER ‘RED BELT’ •Beautiful elongated sweet bell pepper – harvest when bright red – about 60 days from sowing seed •Culinary must have – sweet, juicy, crispy crunch, smooth, firm & glossy •Consistent size and fruit quality •Capsicum annuum Syngenta Seeds Inc. PEPPER ‘WIZARD (WITH X3R®)’ •High yields of sweet dark green fruit •Well adapted for spring and summer throughout the United States •Blocky, smooth attractive fruit mature from green to red •Resistant to Bacterial Leaf Spot 0-3 •Capsicum annuum Seminis Home Garden PUMPKIN ‘CINDERELLA’S CARRIAGE’ F1 •AAS Regional Winner (Southeast, Heartland and Mountain/Southwest) •First hybrid Cinderella-type pumpkin •Robust vines produce large 18-20 pound fruits with sweet nutty flavor Powdery Mildew resistance •Cucurbita maxima Seeds By Design RADISH ‘DRAGON’ F1 •Oriental radish hybrid •Mildly spicy, good fresh or stir fried •2.5-3 inches long •Bright pink skin, white flesh •45 days to harvest •Raphanus sativus Pro-Veg Seeds Ltd. RADISH ‘HALLOWEEN MIX’ •Beautiful festive blend of black, white, yellow and purple radishes •Round fruits 2 to 2½ inches •Adds spicy flavor and abundant color to your salad or relish tray •Harvest in 23-30 days •Raphanus sativus Seeds By Design, Inc. SQUASH ‘HONEYNUT’ •A small butternut that is an orange buff color •Grows 4-5 inches and weighs 5-8 oz. •Vining plant spreads 30-50 inches •Harvest 100 days from sowing seed •Some resistances to Powdery Mildew •Cucurbita moschata Terra Organics, LLC SQUASH ‘PRIMAVERA’ F1 •High-yielding hybrid spaghetti squash •Mild, slightly nutty taste •Similar size (2.5-3 pounds) to the standard OP variety •Excellent uniformity in size and shape •Harvest 90 days from sowing seed •Curcurbita pepo Sakata Seed America, Inc. SQUASH ‘SHOKICHI GREEN’ & ‘SHOKICHI SHRIO’ •Personal sized Kabocha winter squash •Great ornamental and delicious edible •‘Shokichi Shrio’ is gray •‘Shokichi Green’ is green •Small single-serving size ½-1¼ lbs. •High yielding 6-10 fruits per plant •Cucurbita maxima Johnny’s Selected Seeds SQUASH ‘TAHITIAN BUTTERNUT’ •Highest sugar content of any winter squash, gets sweeter during storage •Huge club-shaped fruit 8-40 pounds •Harvest 100 pounds or more per vigorous mildew resistant vine •Needs long warm growing season of 160-200 days from sowing seed •Cucurbita moschata Seeds By Design, Inc. TOMATO ‘ARTISAN ’ ASSORTMENT •Exclusive to Johnny’s - new group of small-fruited (25-30 grams) striped tomatoes with exceptional flavor •Shapes are elongated, round, miniplum and julienne •Colors are yellow, green, pink, purple, blush with varied striping •Solanum lycopersicum Johnny’s Selected Seeds TOMATO ‘BABY BOOMER HYBRID’ •Burpee Exclusive •Prolific red cherry tomato •Great big flavor packed into 1 ounce •Patio-ready bushy determinate plants produce right into frost •Bumper crop of 300 little sweeties •Solanum lycopersicon W. Atlee Burpee & Co. TOMATO ‘CHEF’S CHOICE ORANGE’ F1 •Hybrid derived from popular heirloom ‘Amana Orange’ •Superior taste and texture •Indeterminate tomato •Harvest 75 days from transplant •Resistance to TMV, Crack, Anthracnose Seeds By Design •Solanum lycopersicon TOMATO ‘FANTASTICO’ •Early maturing, high-yielding grape tomato producing about 350 fruits •Bred for hanging baskets, container gardens and small gardens •Long clusters of sweet tasty fruits •Resistance to Late Blight •Solanum lycopersicon Pro-Veg Seeds TOMATO ‘HOMESLICE’ •Exceptional slicer tomato 5-6 oz. •Compact, vigorous determinate plant •Mounded, spreading habit •Early yields (63 days from transplant) of bountiful harvests •Perfect for patio containers and small gardens •Solanum lycopersicum PanAmerican Seed Co. TOMATO INDIGO ‘SUN’ F1 BUMPER CROP GRAFTED TOMATO •Yellow cherry tomato with indigo anthocyanin pigmentation •Exceptional flavor, ideal balance of sugars and acids •Can have 8 fruit per cluster •Harvest 1 oz. cherries 80 days from transplant PanAmerican Seed Co. •Solanum lycopersicum TOMATO ‘MOUNTAIN MERIT’ •AAS Regional Winner (Heartland) •10-14 ounce firm round beefsteak with good sugar and acid balance •Deep red color inside & out •Vigorous tall bushy determinate plant •Superb disease resistances •Solanum lycopersicum NCSU & Bejo Seeds, Inc. TOMATO ‘STEAKHOUSE HYBRID’ •Burpee Exclusive - biggest tomato ever bred - up to 3 pounds •Loaded with true heirloom tomato flavor and head-spinning fragrance •Indeterminate plants produce gorgeous, humongous fruits 75-80 days from transplant •Solanum lycopersicum W. Atlee Burpee & Co. TOMATO ‘SUMMER GIRL HYBRID’ •Burpee Exclusive •Early - 49-52 days from transplant •Round 5-6 ounce sweet juicy fruits •Disease tolerance to Verticillum and fusarium •Indeterminate – requires staking •Solanum lycopersicum W. Atlee Burpee & Co. WATERMELON ‘TRIPLE BABY’ F1 •Icebox type, has round shaped fruit •Personal sized triploid with average weight of 5-8 lbs. •Sweet flavored deep red flesh •Dark rind, almost black •Harvest 65-75 days from sowing seed •Citrullus lanatus Seeds By Design, Inc.