seed lists

2019 SEED LIST (*means new for me this year)

SWEET POTATOES
*Georgia Jet

BEANS-DRY(harvest when bean is dry-cook like Pinto beans)
Borlotti Lamon-pole-Dry bean-best Borlotti bean
Rossa di Lucca-bush bean-pink with dark splotches/Farmers Market. From Italy
Zolphino-bush bean-small sulpher yellow bean from Italy

GREEN BEAN
Emerite-vining-eat green-Long French filet pole beans offers a sweet, delicate flavor that makes them especially delicious.

SUMMER SQUASH
Rugosa Friulana-yellow-warty zucchini type-Good flavor-Doesn’t attract squash bugs

WINTER SQUASH
Waltham ButternutDoes not attract squash bugs

EGGPLANT
*Ping Tung-chinese-long purple eggplant with excellent flavor.NEW for me this year

PEPPERS
Jimmy Nardello-sweet Italian thin-walled pepper-excellent flavor
Shishito-not hot-great as tapas when saute in olive oil and garlic

CUCUMBERS-EATING
Poona Kheera-yellow non-bitter cuke. Our favorite for fresh eating

CUCUMBERS-PICKLING
Parisian-used to make tiny cornichon pickles. Pick while small
Boothsby Blonde-a yellow cuke used to make Bread and Butter pickles

CHARD-lasts all summer
Rainbow or 5 color beetroot-5 different colors
Ruby-beautiful green leaves with bright red stems
Argentata-white stems-most cold hardy

KALE-lasts all summer
Toscana-Italian variety-This type of kale goes by many names: lacinato kale, dinosaur kale, black-leaf kale, Cavolo Nero kale and Tuscan kale
Vates Scotch Curley Leaf-my favorite kale. Not so tough-cooks up soft

CARROTS
Cosmic Purple-sweet, spicy carrot-purple on outside/orange inside
Atomic Red-sweet carrot, red on outside/orange inside

BEETS
Cylindra-a wonderful heirloom from Denmark. Beet actually is easy to see when ready as it sticks out of the ground
Chiogga-red and white striped beet from Chiogga, Italy

LETTUCES
SUMMER CRISP/BATAVIAN LETTUCE (heat tolerant)-all NEW for me
*Muir
*Cherokee
*Magenta
*Concept
*Nevada

LETTUCES
WINTER/EARLY SPRING (cold tolerant)
4 Seasons
Rouge d’Hiver
Winter Wunder
Marshall Red Romaine
Santoro-MY FAVORITE COOL SEASON LETTUCE-you can now buy this from Burpee
Mesclun mix

PEAS (SPRING ONLY)
Sugar Snap-eat peas in pods

OTHER GREENS (SPRING ONLY)
Pac Choi-beautiful greens that bolt quickly when heat comes
Bok Choi-beautiful greens that bolt quickly when heat comes

RADISHES (SPRING)
French Breakfast-spicy red and white radish

SPINACH (SPRING ONLY)
Carmel-the only spinach that can survive our winter (with row cover). Will bolt with heat

FENNEL
Florence-bulb variety but you can eat the fronds as well. Best of both worlds-bulb and fronds

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RASPBERRY
Polanavery productive raspberry here in Santa Fe area. Fall bearing

BLACKBERRIES
Triple Crown-thornless variety-does well in Santa Fe area. Fall bearing

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TOMATOES 2019

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

*Yellow Brandywine-85 days-outstanding large yellow-sweet

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

PINK
*Brandywine (Sudduth strain
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-90 days-(aka Pink Brandywine) This strain was obtained by tomato collector Ben Quisenberry from Dorris Sudduth Hill whose family grew it for over 100 years. Large pink beefsteak fruits to 2 pounds. Incredibly rich, delightfully intense tomato flavor

BI-COLOR
Ananas Noire-80 days-large green/brown shoulders-sweet as sin-like nectar

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. Like most dark tomatoes, this is one of my first ripe tomatoes each season. 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.

*Grosse Verte Rose-70 days-mid-season-sweet green and pink beefsteak

*Dark Queen-1 lb. fruit, Mid–Late Season. Very rich & meaty. This variety looks and even tastes like my beloved Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye. It comes in later than Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye. Tolerates higher heat.

PURPLE or BLACK
Purple Cherokee-80 days-dusty rose-brown fruits-12 ounces. Delicious 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

*Cherokee Carbon-(F1)-75-80 days-A cross between Cherokee Purple and Carbon

*BKX-80 days-BKX is the potato leafed version of Black Krim They share many of the same qualities but is more prolific. BKX tomato is sweet, meaty and full flavored. They can reach as much as 1.5 pound. NEW!

RED
Goldman’s Italian American-PASTE TOMATO-80 days-Unique, beautiful and large tomatoes have a squat, ribbed pear shape- These have a bloody, intense red color when ripe. Thick, red flesh is perfect for delicious sauces and preserves

*Cour Di Bue-PASTE TOMATO-80 days-sweet heart shaped-popular in Italy for eating or sauce. NEW!

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

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 3-5 lb. fruit—meaty and delicious as well as disease resistant.

*Santorini-70-80 days-I got this plant from Jody who got the seeds from a man from Greece who came to the 2019 Seed Summit here in Santa Fe-slightly tart-sweet.NEW!

Fourth of July-58 days-early-1-2 oz fruit-when your dying for an early tomato

*Betalux-a determinate tomato-early mid-season.NEW!

CHERRY TOMATOES
Black Cherry-70 days-Beautiful large cherry tomato, dusky purple-rich flavor that makes black tomatoes famous

Sungold-68 days-One of the sweetest yellow cherry tomato ever

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2019 EDIBLE FLOWER LIST

Following is the list of edible flowers that are planted or are already on the property:
Borage-great honeybee plant-reseeds every year in my strawberries
Chives-perennial in my herb garden
Dill-reseeds every year
Fennel-reseeds every year
Garlic chives-perennial in my herb garden
Lavenders-perennial in many gardens
Nasturtiums-many varieties
Roses-perennial in my garden
Cosmos sulphureus (the only variety that is edible)-planted from seeds
Zinnias-planted from seeds

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12 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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