Here is my veggie list from last year. I thought it important to go through it and tell you what I will and won’t grow again and why before I forget. Look at my SEED LIST PAGE next week (as it could always change) to see exactly what I am growing in 2011
San Marzano-red plum tomato-YES-I will try again even though ALL 4 died. I hear too many good things about this tomato
Striped German-bicolor tomato-YES-I WILL grow it again for my third straight year-One of my favorites even though it takes a little longer to develop
Black Cherry–YES– I will grow this for my third straight year-another favorite
Paul Robeson-black tomato-YES-A Farmers Market favorite although I prefer others.
Cherokee Purple-purple tomato-NO-I missed this one last year but it is wonderful. As good as Brandywine.
Cherokee Chocolate–YES-Just as good as Cherokee purple but a little brownish color. I will choose between one of the Cherokees due to space.
Prudens Purple-purple tomato-NO-not as good as the Cherokees nor as prolific but planted it because it was suppose to ripen sooner-not true for me last year.
Black Krim-black tomato-NO I didn’t do this one last year but had it in the lineup because it is only 69 days to ripen. Never had good luck in previous years.
Pantano Romanesco-red classic tomato-YES-wonderful tomato from Italy
Great White–NO– novelty-lost both plants
Costoluto Genovese-red tomato-YES fantastic looking-fluted and great taste
Goldsman Italian American-large red plum-YES even though I lost 3 out of 4, and it took forever to ripen, it makes the BEST tasting tomato sauce I’ve ever made
Aunt Ruby’s German Green–NO-Novelty-lost 2 plants
Gold Medal-bicolor tomato-MAYBE-took longer to ripen than Striped German but great taste
TOMATOES-HYBRID-I grow a few hybrids
Lemon Boy–MAYBE-didn’t get any in last year but it is a sweet terrific tomato
Park’s Beefy Boy-red tomato-70 days-YES-only 70 days and great taste
Sun Sugar-yellow cherry-NO-kinda like a lot of yellow cherry tomatoes but super sweet.Want to try something different.
Original Goliath-red tomato-NO– nice size, early ripener but can’t remember the flavor
Big Zac-red/80 days-YES-takes the longest to ripen but taste is great and chance to grow a huge one.
2010 VEGGIE LIST
BEANS-Rattlesnake-YES-great tasting pole bean over my arbor and Tavera-NO average tasting bush bean
PEPPER-Shishito-YES-I love these-not hot but full of flavor
SUMMER SQUASH-ZUCCHINI-Costata Romanesco –YES wonderful taste and Lungo Bianco-NO-it was good and more prolific than Romanesco but not as flavorful. Sticking to one kind this year.
SUMMER SQUASH-SCALLOPED-Yellow Custard and Bennings Green Tint-NO on both. I’m only growing Costata Romanesco
WINTER SQUASH-Marina di Chioggia–NO-powdery mildew problem and not many squashes and Galeux d’Eyesines–YES-prolific-great taste-3rd yr.
EGGPLANT-Little Fairy-YES-prolific tender skin and great taste, third year in a row. Thai Yellow Egg–NO-took all season to develop and then froze at first frost. What a disappointment.
CUCUMBERS-Parisian, Boothsby Blonde, Poona Kera, and Parade–YES TO ALL-Third straight season
CORN-not sure if I’m growing. Might just pick it up at Farmers Market
LETTUCES-from COOK’S GARDEN-Provencal Mix, Mesclun Mix, Buttercrunch, Yugoslavian Red, Santoro Lettuce, and Little Gem-YES
SPINACH-from COOK’S GARDEN-Indian Summer and Double Choice-NO-will look for bigger leaf variety.Too puny.
CARROTS-from COOK’S GARDEN-Kaleidoscope (mix of red, purple, orange and yellow)-NO want only orange and purple ones this year.
BROCCOLI-Brocolli Romanesco-NO–takes too long to develop.
BOK CHOY-Extra Dwarf Pak Choy-YES
CHARD-5 Color Silverbeet–YES TO ANY CHARD
PEAS-DWARF SUGAR, OREGON SPRING II–YES
2010 GIANT PUMPKINS
895 Grande (1016 Daletas x 1385 Jutras)-YES-grew the 2010 NM State Record Pumpkin-421 lbs + 3 other new ones
GIANT MARROW (like a giant Zucchini)
206.5 Wursten 09–YES–didn’t grow last year but will this year
75.4 Wursten 09–YES–grew the 2010 NM State Record-43 lbs
7.18 N. Harp 09 (5.58 Timm x open) YES–grew a 2 lb 11 oz tomato in 2010
5.416 N. Harp 09 (5.58 Harp x open–YES
Big Zac (from Totally Tomato)-YES
Looking forward to another prolific gardening year!