50 days. First-time growers will be pleasantly surprised! This root crop that has fed the world’s people for thousands of years can be eaten fresh, roasted or used like potatoes, even mashed! The old Irish tradition of putting lit embers inside a hollowed out turnip was the inspiration for Jack O’Lanterns. Turnips store particularly well.
75 days from transplanting. Indeterminate. This small, fragrant tomato can be found all over backyards and farmyards in Italy, drying right on the vine, or hanging from barn rafters where the dried fruits last into the winter months. Small, plum shaped tomatoes are set in clusters of 6 to 8 fruits on prolific plants. They can be dried on the plant or in a vegetable dehydrator, and are also outstanding when oven roasted.
90 days. Also called gold string melon, spaghetti squash is unique among winter squashes; when cooked, the flesh falls away from the shell in ribbons or strands like spaghetti, and retains a tender crunch. Savory rather than sweet flavor; superb with just a bit of butter and salt. Each plant yields 5 - 7 squash.
100 days. Winter squash gives you the perfect reason to look forward to winter! The rich, sweet flavor of butternut is incomparably delectable, with a flavor similar to that of pumpkin. Delicious roasted, baked, or made into soup. 4 to 5 fruits per plant; solid stems resist boring insects. Stores for months!
55 days. If you love summer squash, you won’t be able to get enough of this colorful blend of scallop types. Pretty enough to display in a bowl on your kitchen counter. Early White Bush and Golden Scallop are native American heirlooms, dating back hundreds of years. Bennings Green Tint was introduced in the early 1900s. Begin to harvest when squash are 2" in diameter and at their most tender, luscious peak. Old-fashioned recipe inside packet.
55 days from transplanting. Indeterminate. Only an heirloom tomato that came from the climate of Siberia could tolerate the fickle and sometimes cool temperatures that exasperate gardeners in spring! Red Siberian withstands cool temperatures and still sets fruit when other tomatoes have stopped producing! Provide support for vines that reach 6 feet or more.
55 days. Zucchini are notorious for playing hide-and-seek (and winning)! Emerald Delight was developed with a more open growing habit, to make it easier to spot those elusive, tasty squash. They are also ready for harvest about a week before other types, and plants are resistant to powdery mildew, zucchini yellows and mosaic virus. Home-grown squash is first-rate, and one of the most versatile of vegetables. Enjoy it raw with dip, in salads or on sandwiches.
80 days from transplanting. Indeterminate. Cherokee’s rose/purple skin with green shoulders encases red brick colored flesh with just the right level of sweetness. You’ll be harvesting large numbers of 10 to 12 oz. tomatoes from this well regarded heirloom variety from summer to fall. The flavor has been described as yummy, tasty, wonderful, delicious, heavenly, and unbelievable! Provide support for vigorous vines that reach 6 feet or more.