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2019 SPRING PLANT SALE

We believe that there is no better way to promote healthy food than growing your own garden.  The Spring Plant Sale also helps us sustain year-round employment of our crew.

Join our mailing list here of our General Growing Guide and don't forget to ask about our full tray discounts (21 plants/tray).


WHEN IS THE PLANT SALE?

On the farm: Saturday, April 6 , 2019; 10am-4pm &

                 Sunday, April 14, 2019; 10am-4pm

Grant Park Farmers Market & Freedom Farmers Markets & Morningside Farmers Marketmid-April to end of April

All of our plants are certified organic, grown from seed at the farm, grown with worm castings for beneficial fungi and fertility, and potted up in plantable 3 x 3 inch Fertil peat pots to maintain healthy root systems and reduce waste. 

WANT TO PRE-ORDER?

Preordering is a great way to ensure that we have the plants you need and also a way to pick up your plants at your convenience between Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 14.  Preordering is a great way to save a little money and avoid the rush of the plant sale.  Preorders also help us maintain the cash flow to employ our young farmer staff year-round. 

 


WHAT IS OFFERED IN THE PLANT SALE?


TOMATO VARIETIES


Black Krim - Russian heirloom, medium to large purple, burgundy slicer, so good!

Cherokee Purple - famous, full flavor regional heirloom.  Burgundy slicer, unique

Brandywine – heirloom, mid-large pink

Yellow Brandywine - Heirloom, low acid, and sweet yellow tomatoes. Plants have potato-like foliage.

German Johnson - regional heirloom, medium-sized pink

Pink Berkley Tie Dye – heirloom, medium sized pink with green stripes, complex taste

Striped German – heirloom, large bi-colored yellow and red marbled variety, unique

Cuor di Bue - Farm saved seed, ox heart shaped meaty red Italian heirloom, Joe favorite

Moskvich - Early, Russian heirloom, open-pollinated red slicer, shorter bush habit

Park's Whopper - Hybrid, early medium red slicer, dependable, staff favorite

Beefy Boy - hybrid, large, big red fruit, beefsteak-type

Rutgers – medium-small red bred from older seedstock, “Jersey tomato” type

Chef’s Choice Orange - hybrid, high-yielding orange beefsteak-type, favorite

Martha Washington - Prolific yields of sweet pink beefsteak hybrid tomatoes on disease resistant plants. Dependable.

Jaune Flamme - French heirloom, saladette tomato, tangy, productive, staff favorite

Arkansas Traveler - regional heirloom, pink saladette type, dependable

Pink Boar - gorgeous, red and green striped saladette-type, sweet

Indigo Rose – saladette black tomato, high in antioxidants, slightly sour, unique

Stupice – extra early, Czech heirloom, delicious red saladette, disease resistant

Yellow Perfection - Delicious yellow saladette variety, low acid and sweet

Green Zebra - Heirloom saladette tomato with green and yellow stripes. Tangy, citrusy, and compliments any tomato plate.

San Marzano – industry standard, reliable paste tomato type, bush habit, productive


CHERRY TOMATO VARIETIES


Sungold - hybrid, golden cherry tomato, thin skin and sugary-sweet, super productive

Black Cherry - open-pollinated variety, large purple cherry tomato, sultry sweet!

Supersweet 100 hybrid, sweet round, red cherries, dependable

Peacevine - Open-pollinated, sweet red cherry

Chiquita - Hybrid with rose pink grape tomatoes. Prolific!

Red Pear - Sweet, juicy red pear cherry type

Purple Bumblebee – artisan purple, red striped cherry tomato

Pink Bumblebee – artisan pink, yellow striped cherry tomato

Sunrise Bumblebee – artisan yellow, orange striped cherry tomato

Lucky Tiger – artisan, elongated yellow and tomato with green stripes, sweet and tart


SWEET PEPPER VARIETIES


Purple Beauty - large purple bell pepper turning orange when ripe, unique

Jupiter – large green to red bell type, most productive picked as an unripe green pepper

Corno di Toro – Italian large bull’s horn type, dependable, productive

Lipstick – green to red medium-sized pepper, super-sweet, productive

Antohi Romanian – small-sized rocking pimiento variety, prolific

Sweet Chocolate – green to brown medium sized pepper, velvety texture

Sweet Banana – classic, small, super-sweet pepper, green to yellow to orange to red

Ashe County Pimiento – classic small sweet pimento pepper

Glow - prolific, blunt orange fruit. Staff favorite!

Jimmy Nardello’s - Heirloom frying pepper, also great for pickling, delicious


MEDIUM HEAT PEPPER VARIETIES


Biquinho - Unique Brazilian pepper with a hint of heat. Tangy and great for pickling. Also, called “Little Beak.” Unique!

Aji Dulce – has the shape, size, and aroma of habanero, but sweet with a mild heat

Row 7 Habanada - Habanero flavor without any of the heat. From Row 7 Seeds, a new seed company breeding for flavor from Chef Dan Barber. So good!

Shishito – Japanese snacking variety, perfect for light frying green or red, prolific

Hungarian Paprika – great balance of sweet and spicy, can also be dried for seasoning

Anaheim – traditional pepper bred out of original NM hatch chiles

Ancho Poblano – medium heat frying pepper from Puebla, MX, thick walled

Aji Amarillo - yellow, tropical, citrusy Peruvian hot pepper

Padron - open-pollinated, traditional Spanish roulette frying pepper, sweet when small and green, some have serious heat while others do not, hot when ripened red


HOT PEPPER VARIETIES (FROM LEAST HOT TO MOST HOT)


Wenk's Yellow Hots - heirloom, medium hot, oblong yellow to red peppers, bush habit

Jalapeno - classic hot pepper, versatile green or red

Cayenne – heirloom variety, long tapered fruit, hot, great fresh or dried

Habanero – hot, orange ripening type, citrusy and bright

Calabrian Chile - classic southern Italian pepper for cooking, drying, or packing in oil, farm-saved seed

Fish – heirloom, hot, striped pepper traditionally used for white paprika, rare

Aji Limon (Lemon Drop) – citrusy Peruvian pepper ripening yellow, thin-skinned

Hinkelhatz - heirloom, "chicken heart" hot pepper, great for cooking and pepper vinegar

Tobasco – famous Louisiana heirloom, thin skinned, prolific, farm-saved seed


EGGPLANT, Tomatillo, and Ground Cherry VARIETIES


Nadia Eggplant - hybrid, dependable, traditional, large, tear-shaped black eggplant

Listada de Gandia Eggplant - beautiful, egg-shaped heirloom, white and purple stripes

Pingtung Long Eggplant - heirloom, Japanese-style eggplant, productive

Fairytale Eggplant - hybrid, baby striped eggplant

Cisineros Grande Tomatillo – highly productive, large fruited, tart, great for salsa

Goldie Ground Cherry – tomatillo relative with paper husk, sweet and super unique


OKRA VARIETIES


Cajun Jewel Okra - Productive, shorter habit green variety

Clemson Spineless Okra - consistently productive green variety over a long season

Burgundy Okra - Red, heirloom variety, beautiful


CUCUMBER VARIETIES


Marketmore 76 Cucumber– classic green slicer, dependable and prolific

Green Finger Cucumber – thin-skinned green cukes, Beit Alpha Type, productive

Salt and Pepper Cucumber – cream colored speckled, miniature cuke, delicious

Lemon Cucumber– Heirloom, round, yellow variety, cruchy and juicy

Row 7 - 7082 Cucumber - Bold flavored cucumber bred by Row 7 seeds. Great texture, delicious, and prolific.

Mexican Sour Gherkin – thin-vined teeny sour cucumber, prolific, unique


SQUASH VARIETIES


Yellow Straightneck Squash – classic yellow straightneck type, dependable

Midnight LIghtning Zucchini –  zucchini with medium sized plant habit

Ronde de Nice Squash – heirloom, round 8-ball type, delicious


HERB AND EDIBLE FLOWER VARIETIES


Genovese Basil– green large leaf basil, productive

Purple Opal Basil – purple leaf basil

Holy Basil– also known as sacred or tulsi, delicious fruity basil, great for cocktails

Sweet Thai Basil – robust Thai variety; anise sweetness

Lime Basil – unique lime tasting, citrusy basil variety

Green Shiso – Asian culinary herb with a cinnamon-clove like taste. Unique!

Summer Thyme – classic thyme variety, more heat tolerant

Greek Oregano – classic wild oregano, skunky and sweet

Broadleaf Sage – classic green sage, bush habit, pungent

Zaatar - Delicious Mediterranean herb with sweet marjoram flavor, unique

Mexican Tarragon - Sweet, licorice-like herb, more pungent and hardy than French type

Papalo - deep cilantro-like flavor, Mexican culinary herb, hardy and prolific

Lemon Balm - Deeply lemon scented herb, great with fish

Lovage – bushy, celery-like herb

Italian Flat Leaf Parsley - large, leaf variety, excellent culinary use

Dill - great fragrant herb, can also let go to bloom for flowers and pollen

Cilantro - classic fragrant herb, can also let seed to become green or dried coriander

Cutting Celery - Leafy herb tasting very similar to celery, cut and come again habit

Anise Hyssop – also know as Korean mint, bush habit, delicious Anise scent with flowers

Bronze Fennel – perennial variety produces delicious fronds and flower with pollen

Chives - Spring onion-like herb, great for garnishing, flowers can be eaten as well

Garlic Chives - Delicious, mildly garlicky, flat leaf chive, also called Chinese leek

Borage – upright edible flower with blue-white blooms that taste like a sweet melon

Lemon Star Marigolds - Petite bi-colored flowers with citrusy, floral taste

Nasturtiums – peppery edible blossoms and leaves

Calendula (Pot Marigold) – edible petals for salads and garnish

Roselle - hibiscus family, blooms can be used in cooking or to make teas, productive, unique


LEAFY VARIETIES


Little Gem Lettuces (2 heads) - green, bronze, and red little gem lettuces

Rainbow Chard – edible stems and leaves, heat tolerant

Red Russian Kale – oak-leaf type, purple and green, most heat tolerant variety of kale

Lacinato Kale - heirloom, dark-green, savoy type, "dino" kale

Siberian Kale - green curly type, productive