Suyo Long is a traditional variety from China that offers an abundance of delicious burpless crispy cucumbers. Growing to 16″ long on vigorous vines the sweet ribbed fruits can be picked at any stage from very young to fully mature.
Cook’s Garden Favorite. Get ready for an extravaganza of tiny sweet treats. Mini fruits sweet cucumber flavor is combined with a tangy sourness: as if pickled already. Yields a bounty of tiny cukes for salads snacks and pickling. Gorgeous when
These old fashioned flowers as the name implies open in the evening. As evening falls you can actually watch them open. For added interest mix them with morning bloomers such as morning glories. Grown as an annual but perennial in
Mignonette is a French type strawberry that has smaller berries and a distinct flavor and aroma. Excellent edging border or container variety. Grow as an annual or perennial. GARDEN HINTS: Strawberries grow best in a sunny area with rich moist
HEIRLOOM. Very winter hardy and eager to self-sow in the shade of summer plants violas are cheerful surprises in the cool months. Johnny-Jump Up is tricolored in bright purple yellow and white. Violas will rebloom in fall if cut back
This heirloom corn is a pop star producing several ears per 5-6′ stalk of highly decorative popcorn when spaced at 9″ apart. Short and rounded the 2-3″ ears remind us of large strawberries with row upon row of ruby-red kernels.
A beautiful heirloom from the south of France with large 20 lb. flattened fruits that are heavily ribbed. Green when immature they turn a lovely deep brown when fully ripe. The deep orange flesh is a particular favorite of chefs
Flavorful but not acidic it is a large-lobed beefsteak-shaped tomato with a thin pinkish-red skin. Very vigorous. Best if staked caged or trellised. Perfect for slicing.
Introduced in 1891 Delicata’s taste is remarkably similar to that of sweet potatoes but it’s much easier to grow. The vines produce plentiful cream-colored green-striped oblong fruits about 3″ in diameter and 6″ long.
Cook’s Garden Favorite. This is one delicious melon in a hurry ripening in just 60 days. With a flavor residing in the delectable peach-pineapple continuum Ukrainian heirloom grows to 10 with a yellow-gold rind with and super-sweet white flesh. Harvest when
Thomas Laxton is considered the greatest pea breeder ever and this century-old variety is his masterpiece. Try it and see why. Pods contain 8 peas and often up to 10; vines at 3′ are easy to trellis.
Originating in Germany this heirloom cherry tomato was grown by the Pennsylvania Dutch (who were in fact German) as early as the 1850s. The variety’s name fittingly enough translates from the German as “giant bunch of grapes”. The compact indeterminate
This is one ornamental gourd that’s worth watching. Leave it on the ground and marvel as the long swooping curved handle-up to 6′ long-twists and turns. If a straight handle is your thing training it on a trellis will do
True Hubbard has appeared in American gardens and been served on American tables since at least the 1780s. Weighing about 12 lb. each the squash has delicious yellow-gold flesh and deep green skin. The long-storing fruits are excellent in pies
Cook’s Garden Favorite. Basil found its way into American hearts gardens and kitchens only in the 1970s. Our national love affair with basil has lost none of its passion. We certainly cannot live without this magical herb. We love the
In 1885 this variety made its debut in the French company Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden. A compact romaine type the heads grow to 10-12″ tall producing large smooth leaves that are green at the heart and brownish-red throughout the body.
In 1901 Burpee introduced this mild flavorful all-purpose heirloom tomato. Ready for salads or sauces the delectable fruits range in size from10 to 12 oz. Disease-resistant and heat-tolerant. Indeterminate.
Turnip lovers prize its deliciously sweet and tender white roots. The turnips are often 4″ and sometimes 6″ across handsomely blushed with pink to purple at the crown. Young leaves make the classic cooked ‘southern greens’.
The late Robert Lobitz (1941-2006) was a man with a lifelong passion for bean breeding. This beautiful snap bean is one of his triumphs. A cross between a purple snap bean and a pinto bean Red Swan’s dusty rose-red color
In an earlier simpler time kids would carry these 3-5″ green striped gourds in their pockets to play with at school where they’d contentedly spin them on their desks. Hard-shelled when dried this ornamental gourd is a natural for use