All vegetables $4.00 per seedling
Marketmore Cucumber (56 days) Marketmore cucumbers are the most widely planted open-pollinated cucumber in North America. 15-20 cm, these long straight cucumbers are great for slicing. A favourite of market gardeners. Multiple disease resistances: Powdery Mildew, Downey Mildew, Scab and Cucumber Mosaic Virus.
Mexican Sour Gerkins (75 days) Also known as Mouse Melon and Cucamelon. Small fruit that look like miniature watermelons, and taste a little like cucumbers, but with a sour edge to them the longer they are on the vine. They have been a staple of Mexican and Central American diets since pre-Columbian times, Mouse melons can be added to stir-fries; they can be pickled just like French gherkins, eaten raw in salads or pickled or fermented like dill pickles. They also can be chopped and added to salsas for extra texture and flavour; or just munched fresh in the garden. Ours never make it inside the house since children love to eat them. The plants are highly prolific and the foliage forms a dense cover.
Black Beauty Eggplant (74 Days) An early-maturing northern variety bearing sweet, oblong fruits. Plants set 3-4 fruits each of up to 1 1/2 kilos each. Best picked smaller though, for more production and better taste. Needs full sun.
Bulgarian Carrot Hot Pepper (70-80 days) Extremely productive 18" tall plants. Fruits ripens from green to yellow-orange, quite hot. Clusters of fruits grow close to the stem, well protected from sunburn. Crunchy flesh, adds colour and texture to chutneys and salsas. Excellent when roasted.
Chinese 5 Colour Pepper The plant produces many small very hot peppers. Starting out purple they turn to pale yellow, pink, orange and then red. Very beautiful heirloom. Rare.
Hungarian Hot Wax (59 days yellow; 85 days red) Early, incredibly productive and medium hot. We use this pepper to add depth and heat to our salsas, and pickle them for hot peppers all year long. Enough heat to add kick to your meals without burning your mouth. Fruits start off pale yellow and ripen to red. Very dependable.
Jalapeño (65 days green; 85 days red) A traditional early strain of very hot, blunt 6 x 2 cm (3”x1”) peppers. They can be eaten when dark green or you can wait until they ripen to a deep red. The flavour will be much hotter at red. A must in salsas and peach salad.
Long Thin Cayenne (75 Days) This heirloom hot pepper is for those of you that like some heat with a little sweetness. It measures around 30,000 units on the heat scale. Bushy plants reach 60 cm and produce heavy yields of 15cm long, slender peppers that ripen from green to bright red. Dries beautifully for ristras to hang from the rafters. Try grinding the dried fruits for chili flakes or cayenne powder. High in vitamins A and D as well as flavonoids and carotenoids.
Pepperoncini Greek Pepper (62 days) Also called the Tuscan pepper, the golden Greek pepper and the sweet Italian pepper. A green-golden pepper with a slightly wrinkled shape, often used for pickling. Thin-walled with a sweet, mildly a hot flavour, and the perfect addition to Greek salads. When pickled, this pepper is often found on pizza and in pasta dishes.
Peruvian Purple Hot Pepper This chile is so striking it is often grown indoors as an ornamental. Plant is completely purple, foliage and all. Produces 1 inch upright fruits that are mildly hot and turn red when mature.
Thai Hot Pepper (85 days) A great little pepper to grow in pots or in the garden. Absolutely loaded with little 1" fruits ripening from green to red, averages 200 fruits per plant.
California Wonder (76 days) The standard open-pollinated pepper. Medium 4” fruits with thick, fleshy walls and mild flavour. Matures green to crimson.
Stocky Red Roaster (65 days green; 85 days red) Rich red Italian pepper with sweet flavour and thick flesh. Perfect for roasting and quite easy to peel afterwards. Strong plants bear a heavy crop of 15 to 18 cm long tapered fruits that are 7-8 cm at the shoulder. Great for salads, grilling, salsa and pickling.
Sweet Salsa (72 days) Sweet, flavourful cone-shaped pepper. Also known as Spanish cherry and lipstick pepper. Produces 3” x 2” fruits with thick walls. Matures from green to bright red. Very sweet flavour when mature red. Great for salads, grilling, salsa and pickling.
Black Beauty Zucchini (50 days) Semi-upright, glossy black-green fruits, 15-20cm (6-8") long x 5cm (2")in diameter, very tender firm creamy-white flesh, fine flavour, very early and productive, dark-green when small, almost black at maturity, excellent for freezing. Introduced in 1957.
Golden Zucchini (54 days) Slender fruit is bright golden-yellow and gorgeous in the garden. They are as delicious as they are attractive; large bush plants.
Yellow Pattypan Summer Squash (54 days) A very popular scallop or patty pan squash, best picked small - from 2" to 3.5" in diameter. Steam, stir-fry, roast, pickle, stuff. Enjoy them however you like but they will reward you with a wonderful harvest for several months.
Canada Crookneck Squash (110 days) Old New England variety, that reportedly originated among the Iroquois Indians. Introduced 1834 by Boston seedsman Charles H. Hovey. This ancestor of today’s butternut was described in detail in Fearing Burr’s book of 1865. The bottle-shaped fruit reaches 2-4 lbs, having a curved neck and fine-grained, sweet flesh. Resistant to pests and diseases; a superlative keeper. Formerly quite common, it has become very difficult to find.
Tomatillo Verde (70 days) Round green fruits in a papery husk, that make a great salsa.Try sautéing or fresh in salads for their tangy taste. Harvest when the paper husk turns brown and opens. Full Sun.
Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry (70 days) Native of eastern and central North America. Can be used for preserves, pies, over ice cream, or in fresh fruit salads. We make a ground cherry “jam” that tastes wonderful on cheese. The ½-¾" fruits are encased in a papery husk that turns brown when the fruits ripen. The flavour is quite sweet and children love to find the husks and unwrap them for the sweet fruit. Productive plants have a sprawling habit and will often self-seed in your garden. Space transplants about 60 cm (2’) apart as plants have a wide spread. They do not need support but look graceful in the garden. Full sun.