Oaxaca Green Corn-- 85-100 days. The beautiful ears come in a range of greens, from yellow-green through emerald, with every imaginable shade in between. The deeply dented kernels have been used for centuries by the Zapotec people to make a regional favorite, green-flour tamales. Also makes excellent cornbread! The 6- to 10-inch ears are superb in arrangements and for fall decoration. Plants reach 7 feet, are very drought-tolerant, and perform well even at higher latitudes. (planting depth…
Hinkelhatz Pepper are Small, hot peppers are shaped like a chicken's heart, which is just what the name means. Wedge-shaped fruits are 1- to 2 inches long, about 3/4 inch wide. They start out green, ripening in time to glossy deep red.
Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber-- (Melothria scabra) 75 days. Incredible, small cucumber-like fruit are shaped like baby watermelons. They are good added to salads or can be pickled. They have a cucumber-like taste with a touch of lemon. The ornamental vines have tiny leaves and flowers and are perfect for the cottage garden. Very unique and fun for kids. Huge yields. Read about these in “Mother Earth News”. (planting depth: 1")
Chocolate Cherry Tomato-- 75 days. Deep rosy-purple little cherries are very uniform at 1-inch in diameter, sweet and juicy, but with rich “old-fashioned” tomato flavor. Crack resistant fruits are produced non-stop on trusses of 6-8 fruits; plants are vigorous and will get as large as 5 feet in height, so staking is a must. “Chocolate Cherry” is great for markets—an elegant little addition to this color class!
Himalayan Honeysuckle or Chocolate Berry-- (Leycesteria formosana) Is a little known plant that was originally introduced from the Himalayan mountains way back in the Victorian era in England. The berries advisably are only savored when fully ripe, because green berries are hotter than some of the hottest peppers! Once they mature, they become a rich chocolaty brown color with a distinct chocolate/caramel flavor. The plants are hardy and produce from august to frost. (planting depth: 1/4")