seed lists

2020 VEGETABLE SEED LIST

TOMATOES TO TRY IN 2020

YELLOW

Virginia Sweet-80 days-outstanding large yellow with red blush inside-super sweet

Lucky Cross-80 days-outstanding large yellow with red blush inside- sweet

 

BI-COLOR

Lover’s Lunch-MID-SEASON-A very beautiful and tasty yellow with red stripes with bi-colored flesh.  This large, meaty, fruity and sweet tomato has stand-out flavor.

Pink Berkley Tie Dye-65-75 days-Early to mid-early, 8-12 oz. fruit, Beautiful, early, and very sweet rich flavor. 10 out of 10 people liked it better then Cherokee Purple in a farmers market taste off. Regular leaf. Port wine colored beefsteak with metallic green stripes. Excellent sweet, rich dark tomato flavor

Large Barred Boar-8-12 oz. fruit, Early to mid-early. 65-75 days. Indet. regular leaf, grows fairly stocky and not as tall as most indet. Flattened med, beefsteak fruit. Good choice for marginal tomato climates. Pink brown with metallic green stripes. Very meaty pink flesh that is very flavorful. Originated from F-2 Black and Brown Boar.

Dark Queen-1 lb. fruit, Mid – Late Season. Very rich & meaty. This variety looks and even tastes like my beloved Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye but actually comes from a different line from Beauty King. It comes in later than Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye. Tolerates higher heat. NEW!

Captain Lucky-mid-season-a potato leaf variety that produces 410-12 ounce, bi-colored, delicious slicers. Plants are robust and grow to about 5 feet tall. Tomatoes grow in clusters of about 5 and begin to ripen about 80 days after transplant. Rich, fruity and juicy, Captain Lucky’s interior is beautifully marbled with reds and greens. Renaissancefarms.org somewhat tart with some mild sweet NEW!

Ananas Noire-green-brownish on outside with luscious red and green marbling inside. Fantastic flavor-sweet like nectar.

 

PURPLE

Purple Cherokee-80 days-dusty rose-brown fruits-12 ounces. Delicious and sweet

Paul Robeson-80 days-Brick red, 8 to 12 ounce fruits have dark green shoulders and red flesh. Flavor is exceptional with a nice balance of sweetness and acidity

 

GREEN

Cherokee green-very sweet green tomato-Registered highest for sweetness on the BRIX SCALE in my garden

 

RED

Goliath-65 days. (F1) Early maturing plant produces high yields of 10 to 15 oz bright red tomatoes. This beautiful tomato has a blemish-free exterior. One of the best early varieties.

Marmanade-French-great size- good old fashion tomato flavor

Big Zac-80 days- (F1) This variety was bred by Minnie Zaccaria, a home gardener who crossed two heirloom tomatoes to create Big Zac. True to its name, it bears enormous 3 to 6 lb. fruit, and is delicious as well

 

SAUCE/PASTE TOMATO

Amy’s Italian Goldman-best red paste tomato ever

San Marzano Redorta-red past tomato-NEW!

 

CHERRY TOMATOES

Black Cherry-70 days-Beautiful black cherries look like large, dusky purplish grapes; they have rich flavor that makes black tomatoes famous

Egg Yolk-sweet yellow will replace Sungold this year

Dwarf cherry tomato-yellow with antho shoulders-NEW!

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OTHER VEGGIES

SWEET POTATOES

Georgia Jet-12) 90 days-12-15” apart/3-4’ between rows/Soil temperature should be 60 degrees F.

 

BEANS-DRY

Borlotti Lamon-vining-dry multi color pods

Zolphino-Italy/sulpher yellow small bush bean

Piattellini Nuova-italy/white cannellini bush bean

 

GREEN BEAN-Fresh eating

EmeriteElegant French “haricot verts” pole beans with especially slim, long rounded pods. Flavor is beany-sweet, delicate

 

SUMMER SQUASH-1

Rugosa Friulana-Does not attract squash bugs in my garden. These produce an abundance of light yellow, “warty” fruit. They aren’t beautiful, but they taste great. This is the most common zucchini in the markets of Venice in summer.

WINTER SQUASH-2

Waltham Butternut-does not attract squash bugs in my garden

GIANT PUMPKIN-1

 

WATERMELON-1

Short season smaller watermelon

 

EGGPLANT-2

Fairy

 

PEPPERS-5

Jimmy Nardello

Shishito

Poblano

 

CUCUMBERS-use 12” drip emitters

EATING
Poona Kheera-our favorite cuke to eat-never bitter

PICKLING
Parisian-good for cornichon pickles

Bothsby Blonde-good for Bread n butter pickles

 

PEAS

Sugar Snap

 

LETTUCES

WINTER

Santoro

Freckles

Yugoslavian Red

Winter Density

Italienischer Oakleaf

 

SUMMER-Summer Crisp lettuce or Batavians-TBD

 

ARUGULA-Wasabi

 

OTHER GREENS

Baby bok choi

Cilantro

SPINACH-Carmel

 

CHARD

Ruby and Yellow

Argentata-white stems-most cold hardy

 

KALE-Toscana

 

RADISHES-French Breakfast

 

CARROTS

Cosmic Purple

Atomic Red

 

BEETS

Cylindra

Chiogga

Yellow or Touchstone

Craupadine

 

RASPBERRY

Polana

 

 

15 comments on “seed lists

  1. I AM LOOKING FOR FREE PUMPIN SEEDS TO GROW CAN YOU HELP? MY AFFRESS 9145 LOT 3 THERESE LANE MENTOR,OHIO 44060 PLEASE EMAIL ME ABOUT THIS THANKYOU

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  2. Larry Stanford says:

    Can you provide me with a site to buy pumpkin seeds that produce large pumpkins for NM?

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    • Hi-
      I joined Rocky Mountain Giant Vegetable Growers organization up in Colorado. For all members they give you a packet of giant seeds of pumpkins, squash, long gourds, etc. Since they are in our neighbor state, they have similar growing conditions, climate and soil and I have had better luck growing their seeds than ones I’ve purchased through other growers. You can google them and connect that way.

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  3. angela says:

    I saw one of your posts on Calabacita Squash … I order my calabacita seeds from bontanicalinterests.com. I came across your post as I am trying to figure out why my squash plants are blossoming but the blossoms fall off and I am not getting any squash. Looks like there may be a pollination problem … but I have tons of bees, so …?

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    • Is it hot where you are? It’s possible that the pollination won’t take even if there are lots of bees when it is over 90 degrees. Blossoms can fall off or squash can stop growing, turn yellow and be stunted.

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  4. Gabe says:

    I purchased “Giant Marrow Squash” like the ones in your pictures and out of 10 seeds only one germinated? I have had lots of luck with the rest of my garden, Any ideas? -or- Might you have some Marrow Seeds you can spare or I can purchase from you?

    Thank You and Great job! You have some monster veggies and some great pic’s!

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  5. Gabe Lee says:

    Thanks, I just ordered some more Marrow seeds from P&P seed. Wish me luck maybe I will have better luck “this go around”
    Gabe,

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  6. Olin Z says:

    I love to watch your garden grow. You inspire me to become a great gardener.
    I can’t wait until pumpkin season, you are the only other person I know that loves to grow giants in NM.
    Your LG seed looks very promising. I am going to try one for the first time this year.
    I can only grow 1 pumpkin, under a tree 250sq foot patch no soil test, so I hope it works out.
    good luck this year, I hope you grow a monster.
    Olin Z

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    • Hi Olin! Good to hear from you! Yes I’m getting ready to plant giant pumpkins this year and hope it goes better than last year. I noticed at the state fair your’s was smaller last year than your behemoth the year before. My biggest reached only 178 lbs last year after having to restart since a squirrel ate my biggest plant before we even got flowers. I didn’t even take it to the state fair. It’s exciting to know someone else is into growing giant pumpkins here in NM too! Good Luck this year and let me know how it’s going once in a while. May you also grow a monster!

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  7. Paula says:

    Hi wondering where to purchase the “greenie” seeds. We have a small pumpkin stand here in MN and we think it would be fun to plant some for display. Thank you. PJ

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  8. Nancy Coonridge says:

    Are you selling any giant pumpkin seeds? From the one that tastes like melon?

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    • Hi- Are you in Santa Fe area? Because I’m giving some away at the Home Grown Seed Exchange this year on Wed. March 18 from 4-6 at Frenchy’s Park in their barn. It is on Agua Fria and Osage intersection. If you can’t make it I can send you some but hope you can make it as the Seed Exchange is a great way to pick up veggie, herb and some flower seeds-all free. If you happen to have any seeds that you want to bring that would be great but is not required to get free seeds.

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    • Gabe says:

      Hey Nancy,

      I am not in the Santa Fe area, nor am I selling any pumpkin seeds. Sorry….

      Best of luck this growing season, I liked seeing the fair entries and your giant veggies from the years past. “Nice work”

      Gabe,

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