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Organic Seed Catalog


Table of Contents POLICIES AND PROCEDURES......................................................................................1 DEFINITIONS.............................................................................................................2 CONDITIONS OF SALE AND LIMITED WARRANTY........................................................2 GROWER NOTICE......................................................................................................2 PLATING INFORMATION............................................................................INSIDE BACK SPACING.................................................................................................INSIDE BACK

VEGETABLE VARIETIES BEAN Garden.............................................................................................................3 Lima................................................................................................................4 Cranberry and Horticultural..........................................................................4 BEET........................................................................................................................4 BROCCOLI...............................................................................................................5 CABBAGE................................................................................................................5 CARROTS...............................................................................................................6 CAULIFLOWER........................................................................................................6 COLLARD................................................................................................................7 CUCUMBER.............................................................................................................7 EGGPLANT..............................................................................................................8 HERB......................................................................................................................8 KALE......................................................................................................................8 KOHLRABI...............................................................................................................9 LETTUCE.................................................................................................................9 MUSTARD...............................................................................................................10 OKRA.....................................................................................................................10 MELON...................................................................................................................10 ONION.....................................................................................................................11 PEA........................................................................................................................11 HOT PEPPER............................................................................................................11 SWEET PEPPER.......................................................................................................12 PUMPKIN................................................................................................................12 RADISH...................................................................................................................13 RUTABAGA..............................................................................................................13 SUMMER SQUASH...................................................................................................14 Yellow.............................................................................................................14 Zucchini..........................................................................................................14 Blend...............................................................................................................14 WINTER SQUASH.....................................................................................................14 SWISS CHARD.........................................................................................................15 SPINACH..................................................................................................................15 TURNIP.....................................................................................................................15 TOMATO...................................................................................................................16 WATERMELON..........................................................................................................17


We appreciate your business and make every effort to provide the excellent service our customers deserve. Our sales representatives are trained and eager to assist you in any way possible. Please let us know if you fail to receive timely, and courteous service. TERMS Payment must be received prior to shipment or delivery, unless credit has been established. Payment may be made by check, money order or credit card. All C.O.D. charges are the responsibility of the purchaser. CREDIT All credit accounts must have a completed credit application on file. Standard terms for open accounts are net 30 days from the date of invoice. Accounts with established credit may buy on open terms provided that no invoices are over 30 days past due. Accounts that are past due incur a finance charge of 1.5% per month (18% per annum). RETURNS Clifton Seed Company will not accept the return of any seeds without proper authorization. With authorization, we will accept returns for full credit (less applicable shipping charges) on unopened items returned in good condition within 7 days of purchase. SHIPPING Orders will be shipped via U.P.S., motor freight or the U.S. Postal Service unless otherwise requested. Clifton Seed Co. reserves the right to ship by the best means of conveyance when necessary. Shipping charges are the responsibility of the purchaser, and rush shipments may be subject to additional freight charges. ORDERING Orders are accepted via telephone, fax or e-mail. Orders received by 5:00pm will ship the following day whenever possible. Office hours in our Faison, North Carolina location are from 8:00am until 5:00pm Monday thru Friday. SPECIAL ORDERS AND BACKORDERS Special orders and items that are temporarily out of stock will be shipped at the earliest possible date. While we are happy to locate and special order items for our customers, items not normally carried in our stock are not returnable, and become the responsibility of the purchaser at the time the order is placed.

Clifton Seed Company was established in 1928 to serve the small family farms and commercial growers in North Carolina. For many years, our company supplied vegetable and field seeds as well as fertilizers to our customers.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Today, we specialize in hybrid vegetable seeds from major U.S. and foreign breeder/ suppliers, and serve growers throughout the country from our locations in Faison, North Carolina, Ft. Myers, Florida and Moultrie, Georgia. For over fifty-five years, our founder, R.D. Clifton, nurtured and guided the company toward the goals of providing good customer service, selling quality products and maintaining a profitable, growing business. R.D. Clifton also made a notable contribution to the seed industry when in the last 1940’s, a new strain of Dwarf Horticultural bean was detected in Duplin County, North Carolina. There is no record of how the improved strain came into existence, but Mr. Clifton was the first to recognize and distinguish its presence. The new strain grew a pod approximately two inches longer than Dwarf. Working with Associated Seed Growers, it was determined that the new strain’s longer pods were genetically constant. Associated agreed to increase the seed and make the improved variety available for us by the public. Mr. Clifton supplied the foundation seed and named the new variety Taylor’s Horticultural, giving the Leon Taylor family of Duplin County recognition for their important role in making this improved variety a reality. Today, the company remains a family business dedicated to maintaining the high standards of quality and service set in those early years.

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Definition of Descriptive Terms in This Seed Catalog Varietal descriptions offered in this catalog are based on information provided by the producers or suppliers of the seed and are intended to be used only as a guideline. In all instances descriptions and images are based on varieties grown and harvested under optimal conditions and results will vary depending on environmental conditions, geographic location and the cultural practices of the grower. While we make every effort to provide factual, up-to-date information, Clifton Seed Company cannot guarantee final results will be identical to the descriptions or images provided. Different degrees or levels of interaction exist between plants and their pests and pathogens. The seed industry has begun using a standardized terminology to describe the different levels of reaction of plant varieties to pest/pathogen infection in order to clearly characterize and communicate to growers and seed users the degree or level of the reaction of a specific variety to a pest/ pathogen. Some producer/suppliers have chosen to continue to use traditional terminology. The terminology used in this catalog reflects that used by the producer/supplier of the specific seed.

Terminology for Defining the Reaction of a Plant Variety to Pest and Pathogen Attack I:Immunity. Plant varieties that are not subject to attack or infection by a specific pest/pathogen are considered immune. HR: High Resistance. Plant varieties that highly restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen under normal pest or pathogen pressure when compared to susceptible varieties. Highly resistant varieties may, however, exhibit some symptoms or damage under heavy pest or pathogen pressure. Plant varieties with High Resistance (HR) are not immune to the pest/pathogen. R: Resistance. Plant varieties that restrict the growth and development of the specific pest or pathogen under normal pest or pathogen attack pressure when compared to susceptible varieties. These plant varieties can exhibit some symptoms or damage under heavy pest or pathogen pressure. Plant varieties with Resistance (R) are not immune to the pest/pathogen. IR (T): Intermediate Resistance. Plant varieties that restrict the growth and development of the specified pest/pathogen, but may exhibit a greater range of symptoms or damage compared

to resistant varieties. Intermediate resistant (tolerant) plant varieties will usually show less severe symptoms or damage than susceptible plant varieties when grown under similar environmental conditions and/or pest/pathogen pressure, but may have heavy damage under heavy pressure. Plant varieties with Intermediate Resistance (IR) are not immune to the pest/pathogen. Susceptible: Inability of plants to restrict the growth and development of a specified pest/pathogen. Plant varieties that are susceptible will show damage when infected and are more likely to have heavy damage under moderate levels of pest/ pathogen pressure.

Terminology for Defining the Reaction of a Plant Variety to Abiotic Stresses Abiotic stresses are those caused by the environment and not by a living organism. T: Tolerance. The ability of a plant variety to endure abiotic or environmental stress with more limited effect on growth, appearance and yield although, under higher levels of abiotic stress, the plant variety may be damaged.

Conditions of Sale and Limited Warranty All variety information presented herein is based on field and laboratory observation. Actual crop yield, quality, and level of claimed pest and pathogen resistances are dependent upon many factors beyond our control and NO WARRANTY is made for crop yield, quality, and level of claimed pest and pathogen resistances. Since environmental conditions and local practices may affect variety characteristics and performance, we disclaim any legal responsibility for these. Read all tags and labels as they contain important conditions of sale, including limitations

or warranties and remedies. CLIFTON SEED COMPANY warrants to the extent of the purchase price that seeds it sells are as described on the container within recognized tolerances. Our liability, whether contractual or otherwise, is limited to the purchase price of the seeds. We give no other or further warranty, expressed or implied. Seeds not accepted under these conditions must be returned at once in original unopened containers and the purchase price will be refunded.

Grower Notice The laws of several states require arbitration, conciliation or mediation of disputes involving allegedly defective seed before certain legal actions may be taken against a seller. A complaint must be filed with the state’s Department of Agriculture or appointed commissioner within such time as to permit an inspection of seed, crops or plants. A certified copy of the complaint must be sent to Clifton Seed

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Company as provided by individual state law. Information about this requirement may be obtained from the state Department of Agriculture. For all other states, the standard arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association apply for any controversy arising out of or relating to the planting or use of seed supplied by Clifton Seed Company.

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Bean, Garden VARIETY

RELATIVE DAYS TO MATURITY

LENGTH/ SHAPE

COLOR

DISEASE RESISTANCE

Blue Lake Pole

60

6” Round

Medium Dark Green

BCMV

Excellent bean for canning and freezing.

Blue Lake Bush

57

6” Round

Green

BCMV

A high yielding variety with relatively tall, vigorous plants. Best for institutional packing.

Kentucky Wonder 125 (Bush)

45

6” - 7” Broad

Medium Green

BCMV

Earlier than most other bush beans, this variety produces long, tender pods filled with meaty white seeds. Great taste, texture and appearance.

Kentucky Wonder 191 (Pole)

65

7” - 8”

Dark Green

Ua (Rust)

Heavy yields of dark green beans that are similar to the standard Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean, but this variety has white seeds. Pods are 7-8” long on 6-foot vines.

Contender

50

6” Round

Medium Green

BCMV/ PM

Greencrop

45 - 55

7.5”- 8.5” Flat

Medium Green

BCMV

Prevail (Untreated)

54

5.5” Round

Dark Green

HR: BCMV IR: BCTV

A consistent performer, Prevail features dark to very dark green pods that are straight and smooth. Widely adapted main season variety. Available in untreated seed only.

Provider

52

5.5” - 6” Round

Medium Green

BCMV/ DM/ PM

Fleshy, round pods on a compact bush. Yields well in adverse conditions.

Rattlesnake (Pole)

65

7”

Dark Green w/ Purple Streaks

BCMV

Flavorful and tender, stringless pods are a roadside favorite. Dried, tan/brown seeds are great in chili and soups.

Roma II

58

6” Flat

Medium Green

BCMV

Stringless pods have a very distinctive flavor. A favorite for roadside growers.

DESCRIPTION

Contender is an early bush bean, that is reliable, heavy yielding, and may be the earliest producing bean on the market. Pods are very tender with a mild flavor, making this variety a popular choice for stir fry. This All-American winner produces wide, flat beans with great flavor and crisp texture. Excellent yields with uniform maturity. Ships well.

Contender

Kentucky Wonder Bush

Provider

Kentucky Wonder Pole

Rattlesnake

Blue Lake Pole

Greencrop

Prevail

Blue Lake Bush

Roma II

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Bean, Lima VARIETY

RELATIVE DAYS TO MATURITY

LENGTH/ SHAPE

POD COLOR

SEED COLOR

Fordhook 242

75

3.5”-4” Thick/ Broad

Medium Dark Green

Pale Green

Heat and drought tolerant, well suited for processing or home garden. Large, flat seeds turn creamy in dry stage.

Jackson Wonder

65-75

4” Flat/ Thick

Dark Green

Pale Buff Streaked

Early, heavy yielder, heat and drought resistant. Medium seeds are mottled with purplish-black at dry stage. Plump and meaty.

Thorogreen

65-72

3” Slight Curve

Dark Green

Light Green

Small seeds are light green at dry stage. Vines are vigorous in hot conditions and drought resistant. Great for canning or freezing.

Fordhook 242

DESCRIPTION

Jackson Wonder

Thorogreen

Bean, Cranberry and Horticultural VARIETY

RELATIVE DAYS TO MATURITY

LENGTH/ SHAPE

POD COLOR

SEED COLOR

Taylor Horticultural

58-62

5” Oval, Flat

Light Green Red Splash

Buff Red Mottled

State Half-Runner

52-60

4” Slight Curve

Silvery Green

White

Hardy and heavy yielding. Pods set high off the ground. Popular along the Atlantic coast for fresh market and shipping. Vigorous plant produces medium length, non-climbing runners. Heat and drought resistant. Very flavorful.

State Half-Runner

Taylor Horticultural

Beet VARIETY

RELATIVE DAYS TO MATURITY

TOP HEIGHT

ROOT SHAPE

INTERIOR COLOR

DESCRIPTION

Bull’s Blood

55-58

8”-10”

Round

Dark Red

An heirloom variety characterized by deep reddish/purple leaves that make a fine addition to salads when harvested at the baby leaf stage. It exhibits its best color under cool weather conditions..

Chioggia

52-65

Medium

Globe

Rings of reddish pink and white

This variety has alternating interior rings of red and white to give it a very unique look. Good taste when eaten cooked or raw.

Detroit Dark Red

58

13”-16”

Globe

Dark Red

A trusted old favorite, this variety has solid, deep red flesh that is rich and flavorful. Strong tops.

Bull’s Blood

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DESCRIPTION

Chioggia

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Broccoli VARIETY

RELATIVE MATURITY FROM DIRECT SEED

HEAD CHARACTERISTICS

Arcadia

95

7”-8” High Dome/ Small Bead

Arcadia is a widely adapted variety with large heads, small Blue/Green to medium bead size and medium stem. Good tolerance to hollow core.

Imperial

105

Semi-Domed/ Small Bead

Imperial performs best during long day length conditions Dark Green with moderate heat . Heads feature a tight dome with nice, small dark green beads.

Marathon

97

7”-8” Dome, Dense/Small Bead

Early Spring Rapini

42

Versatile, flavorful and very nutritious, this big plant forms loose, sprouting shoots that form small buds surrounded by tender bright green leaves.

Waltham 29 (OP)

74

Medium-green 3-6” heads produce abundant side shoots that can be harvested 1 to 3 weeks after the main head has been cut. Good cold tolerance.

COLOR

Blue/Green

DESCRIPTION

Widely adaptable, this variety is an industry standard. Marathon has a high dome, small bead and heavy head.

Arcadia

Imperial

Marathon

Early Spring Rapini

Waltham 29

Cheers

Early Jersey

Red Express

Cabbage VARIETY

RELATIVE MATURITY FROM DIRECT SEED

SIZE/WEIGHT

Cheers

Mid

7” 4.5-5.5 lbs.

Early Jersey

63

5” 2-3 lbs.

Red Express

63

2-4 lbs.

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COLOR/ SHAPE

DESCRIPTION

Grows very vigorously and uniformly. Large, solid heads Blue-Green have short core and good wrappers. Slow to burst. Round Moderate heat tolerance. Conical

Upright, short stemmed plant grows about a foot tall, producing a compact pointed head with dark green leaves. A roadside favorite.

Garnet Red Compact plants yield attractive, solid and round heads. Globe Great flavor. Best for Northern areas.

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Carrots VARIETY

RELATIVE DAYS TO MATURITY

SIZE / SHAPE

Danvers 126

75

6”-7” Tapered

This old favorite features a deep orange color and blunt to slightly tapered tips. Plants are vigorous with large, strong tops.

Little Fingers

65

3”-5” Tapered

Tender and sweet, this baby nantes-type carrot can be served whole cooked, raw, canned or pickled. High yielder.

Rainbow Blend

Mix

Mix

A colorful mixture of 5 varieties-Atomic Red, Bambino, Cosmic Purple, Lunar White, and Solar Yellow-creates perfect bunches of baby carrots. Great for specialty and farmers markets.

Tendersweet

75

8-10” x 1.5-2” Tapered

Uniform, deep red orange color and smooth and nearly coreless fruit. Fine grained flesh is crisp and very sweet. Tops are 16-20” tall with purple-tinged leaf stems. Holds color for freezing.

DISEASE RESISTANCE

DESCRIPTION

Rainbow Blend

Danvers 126

Little Fingers

Tendersweet

Cauliflower VARIETY

RELATIVE DAYS TO MATURITY

Candid Charm (Untr)

Med. Large

Hybrid. Consistent performerof uniformly dense, dome-shaped heads. Widely adapted variety wit large jacket and tight inner wrap.

Self Blanching

6”-8”

Smooth white heads have vigorous, curled upright leaves that self wrap in cool, but not warm, weather.

Snowball-Y Improved

6.5”-7”

Snowball-Y Improved

6

DESCRIPTION

Mid-late maturing, this variety has some tolerance to DM and can withstand adverse seasonal conditions.

Candid Charm

Snowball Self-Blanching

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Collard VARIETY

RELATIVE DAYS TO MATURITY

PLANT TYPE

PLANT HEIGHT

LEAF TYPE/ COLOR

Champion

75-85

Tall/ Upright

18”-26”

Smooth, Broad/ Dark Green

Georgia

75-80

Tall/ Upright

24”-36”

Morris Heading

75-80

Tall Spreading

24”-36”

Broad, Wavy/ Med Green

Loose, heavy heads have short stem. This old favorite is winter hardy and slow bolting.

Vates

75-80

Tall/ Upright

18”-26”

Smooth Dark Green

A durable variety with heavy yields. Resists yellowing and performs well in temperature extremes. Slow bolting.

Improved Vates type with shorter stem, high yields and good cold tolerance. Very slow bolting.

Widely adaptable, Georgia performs well in poor soils and Large, Crumis tolerant to temperature extremes. Rapid growth and pled/ Dark Green slow to bolt.

Georgia

Champion

DESCRIPTION

Morris Heading

Vates

Cucumber RELATIVE DAYS TO MATURITY

VARIETY

FLOWER HABIT

LENGTH

SHAPE

DISEASE RESISTANCE

DESCRIPTION

A vigorous open pollinated variety that has become very popular for commercial use due to its strong disease package.

CUCUMBER, LONG GREEN

Market More

68

Mon

8”

Blocky

HR: Pcu/ Ccu/ Px; IR: CMV, CVYV

Poinsett 76

63 - 75

Mon

7.5”-8.5”

Blocky

HR: Co: 2/ A vigorous plant that has good yields of long, Ccu; IR: Psl/ dark green fruit and a strong disease package. Pcu/ Px

5

Slightly Tapered

CUCUMBER, PICKLE

Calypso

Homemade

51-55

55

Marketmore

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Compact Indeterminate Bush Indeterminate Bush

Poinsett 76

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Slightly Tapered

R: Psl/ Pcu/ CMV/ Sf/ Ccu

Widely adaptable and very productive plants produce straight, blocky, dark green fruit. Popular with both commercial growers and gardeners looking for hybrid quality.

R: CMV/ Ccu

Bush type plants, medium green, 5-6” fruits, small white spines, crisp, solid core, good pickling variety, can be harvested at 1.5” length for baby sweets, pick regularly to maintain production, good disease resistance.

Homemade

Calypso

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Eggplant VARIETY

RELATIVE MATURITY

SIZE

SHAPE

COLOR

Long Purple

70-80

8-10” x 2.5”

Long Slender

Purple Black

This long slender Italian type grows on 22”-38” plants that produce four or more fruits per plant.

Black Beauty

80

6-8” x 2”

Teardrop

Deep Purple

A very well-adapted open-pollinated variety, Black Beauty boasts big yields of large, glossy, delectable fruit.

Eclipse

Very Early

Large

Teardrop

Purple

Sturdy plants set and excellent crop of purple fruit with a green calyx.Traditional Eastern type is well suited for commercial market.

White Star

65

4” x 6”

Teardrop

Creamy White

Tapered teardrop-shape fruits are smooth when mature. Plant produces high yields of tasty, high quality fruit.

Long Purple

White Star

DESCRIPTION

Black Beauty

Eclipse

Herb TYPE

VARIETY

RELATIVE MATURITY

PLANT HABIT

Basil

Large Italian

90

12”-18”

Broad and glossy dark green leaves have a very pleasant aroma. The well branched plant is moderately slow to bolt.

Coriander/ Cilantro

Santo

45

16” Tall

Extra slow to bolt even in hot weather, Santo is grown for its parsley-like leaves.

Dill

Bouquet

65

24”-36”

Dark blue-green plant blooms early with large seed umbels. Edible seeds and foliage used for pickling, vegetables, sauces, etc.

Parsley

Dark Green Italian

65-70

Erect 24”

Large Italian Basil

Flat leaf type with moderately cut, glossy dark green leaves that are more flavorful than regular plain leaf types. Used for fresh market, processing and home garden.

Coriander, Santo

Kale

8

DESCRIPTION

VARIETY

RELATIVE DAYS TO MATURITY

PLANT HEIGHT

LEAF TYPE COLOR

Improved Dwarf Siberian

65

14”

Blue-Green

Red Russian

60

18”-30”

Vates Blue Curled

55

14”-15”

Dill, Bouquet

Parsley, Italian

DESCRIPTION

Hardy and vigorous plants with large coarse leaves. Grows well in the South.

Flat Gray-Green Hybrid. Non-curled with deeply cut margins. Mature leaves are more Purple Veins tender than other kale varieties and have a mild sweet flavor. Finely Curled Blue-Green

Resists yellowing and performs well in cold weather. Slow bolting. Especially tender after light frost.

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Kohlrabi VARIETY

DAYS

SHAPE

COLOR

DESCRIPTION

Purple Vienna

55

Globe

Purple

Standard home garden and market variety. The skin of the bulbs have a purplish hue and the flesh is greenish-white.

White Vienna

58

Globe

Light Green

Popular fresh market variety has green, globe-shaped bulbs that are about 2� in diameter. Flesh is crisp, white, and flavorful.

Lettuce

Purple Vienna

White Vienna

TYPE

VARIETY

RELATIVE MATURITY

DESCRIPTION

Green Leaf

Black Seeded Simpson

45

This industry standard for leafy green lettuce produces large, compact bunches of light green, very tender leaves. Plant is vigorous and fast growing with some heat tolerance.

Butterhead

Butter Crunch

65

Sweet and crisp center. Leaves fold loosely to form a tender heart. Vigorous plant is slow to bolt and long standing. Fresh market favorite!

Mix

Three specialty lettuces combine to make this tri-colored blend a popular choice for its color variation and vigorous growth.

Romaine

TriColored Romain Blend

Romaine

Paris Island

67

Upright, cylindrical plant produces uniform heads with good weight. Interior leaves are pale green to creamy white and crisp with a mild, sweet flavor.

Green Leaf

Salad Bowl

45

Light green, long, wavy, deep notched leaves, large fast growing rosette, tipburn and heat resistant, will not get bitter in hot weather, very slow bolt.

Red Leaf

Salad Bowl Red

50

Large upright plants, long deep lobed bronze leaves, bronze red inner blanched leaves, good keeper, decorative, black seed,very slow bolting for long harvest.

Black Seeded Simpson

Buttercrunch

Tri-Colored Romaine Blend

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Paris Island COS

Salad Bowl

Vates Blue Curled

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Mustard VARIETY

RELATIVE DAYS TO MATURITY

PLANT HEIGHT

Florida Broadleaf

45

Large Erect

Old Fashioned

42

Large Upright

Ruffled Dark Green

This is a fine salad mustard with great flavor. Henpecked leaves have a ragged edge. Early bolting.

Southern Giant Curled

48

Large Upright

Crumpled/ Frilled Dark Green

Fast growing and slow bolting, the heavily curled leaves have frilled margins. Exceptionally long standing. Mild flavor.

Southern Giant Curled

Okra

LEAF TYPE COLOR

DESCRIPTION

Round/Serrated Round/oval leaves have serrated margins. Vigorous plant is slow to Medium Green bolt and performs well in hot conditions.

Old Fashioned

Florida Broadleaf

Clemson Spineles 80s

VARIETY

RELATIVE DAYS TO MATURITY

DESCRIPTION

Clemson Spineless 80

56

Medium green in color and slightly grooved. pods are 7-8 inches long and slightly tapered. Plants are 42-48 inches tall. Good producer.

Burgundy

49-60

Attractive 4-5 foot plant with green leaves and burgundy stems, branches, and leaf ribs, tender 6-8 inch burgundy pods, good yields

VARIETY

RELATIVE DAYS TO MATURITY

DESCRIPTION

Hales Best Jumbo

85

A standard early shipper in South and Southeast, the 3.5-4.5 lb. fruit has a heavy, coarse net, light ribs and firm, flavorful, salmon colored flesh.

85

Deep orange flesh is very thick, firm and sweet. Heavily netted fruit is nearly round with medium ribs and a small cavity. Vines are quite vigorous, very productive and blight resistant.

Honey Dew Green Flesh

105-115

Smooth hard creamy white rind has no netting or sutures. Averaging 5 1/2 to 6 pounds, fruit ripens to light gold with thick lime green flesh and high sugar.

Rocky Ford Green Flesh

80

Fruit is 2-3 pounds, slightly ribbed and heavily netted. Deep fine grained green flesh makes this a popular variety for home gardens and local markets.

Melon

Hearts of Gold

Hales Best Jumbo

10

Hearts of Gold

Honeydew Green Flesh

Rocky Ford Green Flesh

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Onion VARIETY

DAYS TO MATURITY

Evergreen Bunching

60-120

Clusters of 4-9” slender, non-bulbing, hardy shanks. Use for green bunching or scallions.

Texas Grano

168-179

Large, top-shaped, Vidalia type globe. Straw colored skin and white flesh with sweet flavor.

Tokyo Long White

65-95

Pea

DESCRIPTION

Non-bulbing, white skinned stalks have a sweet, mild flavor. Can grow to 30”.

Oregon Sugar Pod II

Progress No, 9

Tokyo Long White

VARIETY

RELATIVE MATURITY

LENGTH

POD COLOR

DISEASE RESISTANCE

DESCRIPTION

Progress #9

58-65

4”

Dark Green

CW

Noted for tenderness and fine flavor. Produces 8-9 excellent quality peas in a slightly curved pod. No staking. Good all purpose variety.

Sugar Ann

52-58

3”

Light Green

CW

Earliest variety in the edible snap pea category. Crisp, sweet pods are light green and fleshy. High quality pod with no trellising required.

Oregon Sugar Pod II

60-68

4.5”

Light Green

CW; PEMV*; PM

Continuous yields of large, broad pods that are delicious steamed or in stir-fry. Good disease package with mildew resistance allows fall harvest. Wilt resistant.

Hot Pepper TYPE

VARIETY

RELATIVE MATURITY

COLOR

SIZE

DESCRIPTION

Cayenne

Large Red Thick

73-76

Green to Red

5”

Open plant. Long tapered, wrinkled fruit has thick walls and ripens from green to a fiery red. Fresh market, drying.

Cayenne Finger Hot

Long Slim

70-75

Green to Red

4”

Long, slim fruit on tall, bushy, very productive plant. Thin walled fruit is very hot, and great for sauces. Green to red.

Habanero

Orange, Red, Brown, and Yellow

95-100

1-1 1/2” Long

Extremely pungent pepper that has become very popular in North American markets. Fruits are small, about 1.5” by 1”, wrinkled and tapered to a point. Flesh is thin and green, changing color at full maturity.

Hungarian Hot

Hungarian Yellow Wax Hot

65

Yellow to Red

7”

Smooth, tapered fruit measures about 6” long by 1.5” in diameter at the shoulder. Waxy yellow color turns red as the fruit matures. Bushy plant has dark green foliage and grows 15”-18” tall.

Jalapeno

Jalapeno M

72-75

Dark Green to Red

3”

Heavy yields of pungent, thick walled fruit on an upright plant. Deep green-to-red fruit is smooth and slightly tapered with blunt ends. Pods measure 3.5” x 1.25”. From Left to Right: Hungarian Yellow Wax Hot, Cayenne Thick, Jalapeno, & Habanero

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Sweet Pepper VARIETY

RELATIVE DAYS TO MATURITY

COLOR

SIZE/ SHAPE

PLANT TYPE

DISEASE RESISTANCE

DESCRIPTION

Cal Wonder

72

Green to Red

Large 4.5”

Upright

R:TMV

Heavy smooth thick walled blocky 4.75”x4”. Fruits, mostly 4-lobed, pendant, vigorous 24”28” plants.

66-74

Green to Red

Large 4.5”

Stocky, Dense Canopy

T: TMV

Large blocky 4-lobed fruit has thick green walls that ripen red. Sweet, high-yielding, and widely adapted.

75

Green

4.5 x 3.75”

Upright

R: TMV

Mostly 4-lobed fruit have thick, dark green flesh, a pendant habit and a vigorous upright plant. Thick stems resist breaking under heavy yields..

62

Yellow Tangerine Red

Mini 60-75 Grams

Medium Bushy

Jupiter KRG-3 Mini Bells

Cal Wonder

KRG-3

Very sweet and tasty, these blocky baby bells are about 1/4 the size of regular large bell peppers. Can be harvested green or in full color.

Jupiter

Mini Bells

Pumpkin

12

VARIETY

RELATIVE DAYS TO MATURITY

WEIGHT

SHAPE

RIND COLOR

DESCRIPTION

Baby Wrinkles

100

Small 5-8 lbs

Round

Burnt Orange

Pie class pumpkin with a rough skin texture that gives it a unique appearance. Dark green, 4 inch embedded handle.

Big Max

105

Extra Large 30-50 lbs

Round Slightly Oblong

Medium Orange

Slightly ribbed, large carver or novelty pumpkin with thick walls and yellow-orange flesh. Suitable for pies.

Howden’s Field

105-110

Medium Large 20-25 lbs

Oval Upright

Orange

Improved Connecticut Field type, larger, more uniform & symmetrical, rich orange hard rind, thick flesh, 20-25 lbs., large spreading vines, good keeper, Black Rot tolerant.

Moonbeam

85

Small 2-3 lbs

Round Upright

Dark Orange

Edible pumpkin or great novelty pumpkin with its moderate ribbing and distinctive dark handle. Excellent yielder. Semibush plant..

Jack Be Little

90

Mini 3-4 oz

Slightly Flattened

Dark Orange

The original miniature pumpkin, this variety is great for arrangements or decorating. Baseball sized, attractive fruit has strong stem.

Mammoth Gold

105

Large 20-30 lbs

Irregular Globe

Reddish Gold

A large, irregular globe-shaped fruit with excellent orange rind. Faintly ribbed and flattened where fruit rests on the ground.

Poco Blanco

90

Mini 1-1.5 lbs

Disk Shaped

Bright White

This semi-bush, personal sized pumpkin has deep ribbing and holds its bright white color after harvest. Flesh and sugars similar to Acorn types. Good producer.

Small Sugar

90-115

Small 6-8 lbs

Round Flattend at Ends

Orange

General use pumpkin with thick, sweet, orange-yellow fine grained flesh. Excellent for pies and canning. Holds well.

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Radish VARIETY

RELATIVE MATURITY

ROOT SHAPE

ROOT COLOR

TOP

DESCRIPTION

Champion

28

Globe

Bright Red

Tall

Firm mild flesh is late to get pithy. Sizes up quickly. Strong tops perform well for bunching and shipping.

Cheriette

Early 23

Globe

Bright Cherry Red

Medium

Hybrid Cherry Belle type with improved size and uniformity. Flesh stays crisp even when fruit is very large. Good yielder. Slow to develop pith.

Early Scarlet Globe

Early 20-28

Deep Globe

Bright Red

2.5-3”

Attractive, bright green tops for flame or greenhouse forcing or for peat or muck soils during summer. Excellent buncher, good on upland or sandy soils.

Easter Egg

Mix

Round

Mix

Champion

This beautiful blend of round radishes includes varieties such as Pink Beauty, Purple Plum, White Beauty, German Giant and many others. A great short crop for specialty markets.

Cheriette

Early Scarlet Globe

Easter Egg

Rutugaba VARIETY

RELATIVE MATURITY

DESCRIPTION

American Purpletop

90

Popular for years, roots are purple above ground and yellow below. Big tops and medium neck. Creamy yellow flesh is fine textured and flavorful.

Laurentian

90

Yellow flesh is sweet and flavorful. Small neck. Dependable variety for storage or shipping.

Mammoth Gold

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American Purpletop

Small Sugar

Baby Wrinkles

Howden’s Field

Big Max

Moonbeam

Jack Be Little

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Summer Squash Yellow VARIETY

RELATIVE MATURITY

COLOR

SIZE/SHAPE

PLANT HABIT

DESCRIPTION

Early Prolific Straightneck

48

Lemony Yellow

Slightly ClubShaped

Upright

High yields of excellent quality, lightly warted fruit. Ivory flesh is fine grained, smooth and thick with a delicate flavor. Best when picked at 4” - 7” length.

Early Summer Crookneck

42

Buttery Yellow

Narrow Crooked Neck

Bush

Smooth, tender fruit has excellent flavor. Flesh is creamy white, sweet and mild. High early yields produce throughout the summer. Best picked at 5” - 6” length.

Fortune

39

Bright Yellow

Tapered Straight

Vigorous Bush

High yields of quality fruit. Precocious gene may delay or mask virus symptoms. Harvest early for baby vegetable market.

Zucchini VARIETY

RELATIVE MATURITY

COLOR

SIZE/SHAPE

PLANT HABIT

Black Beauty

Very Early

Glossy BlackGreen

6-8” Long 2” Diameter

Semiupright Open

CS-696

45-50

Black Green

Elongated w/ Angular Sides

Open Bush

DISEASE RESISTANCE

DESCRIPTION

Very tender, firm, creamy-white flesh with fine flavor. Early and productive. Multi

Hybrid zucchini produces quality fruit with strong disease package and reduced spines

Blend VARIETY

DESCRIPTION

Summer Medley Mix

This attractive blend of open pollinated varieties includes Golden Zucchini, Black Beauty, Grey Zucchini, and White Bush Scallop. A great selection of popular varieties from many different types of summer squash.

Early Prolific

Summer Medley

Early Summer

Black Beauty

CS 696

Winter Squash VARIETY

RELATIVE MATURITY

COLOR

SIZE/SHAPE

PLANT HABIT

DESCRIPTION

Buttercup, Burgess

110

Dark Green

8” x 5” 3-4 lbs

Full Vine

Standard variety with deep orange flesh that is very firm and sweet. Good storage ability.

Acorn Table Queen

58

Dark Green

5-6” x 4.5” 1.25-2 lbs.

Trailing Vines

Very early for a trailing squash. Hard, thin rind has medium deep ribs. Interior flesh is light yellow to deep orange, sweet, dry and thick. Performs well even in poor soil conditions.

Butternut, Waltham

96

Buff/Tan

10” x 5” 3-4 lbs

Full Vine

This standard O.P. butternut variety has excellent fruit size. Produces high yields and holds well in storage.

Spaghetti, Vegetable

115

Pale Yellow

10” x 5” 4 lbs

Vine

An open pollinated variety, fruit is cylindrical and 8”-12” in length. A low-calorie substitute for pasta, the flesh is stringy and mild.

Buttercup, Burgess

14

Acorn Table Queen

Butternut, Waltham

Spaghetti, Vegetable

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Swiss Chard RELATIVE MATURITY

BABY MATURITY

LEAF TYPE

PETIOLE COLOR

Fordhook Giant 55-60 days

27-30 days

Medium Savoy

White

Popular standard variety for home garden and fresh market.

VARIETY

DESCRIPTION

Peppermint

60-65 days

33-35 days

Savoy

Striped Pink

Savoy, uniform, dark green leaves with bottom petiole in attractive pink. Interesting ornamental plant.

Rainbow

55 days

28 days

Savoy

Multi

Beautiful ornamental technicolor mixture of Swiss chards, shades of red, orange, pink, yellow and white. Tender and tasty.

Rhubarb

55-65 days

30-33 days

Savoy

Red

Colorful, fine quality strain for market and home garden.

Red

Tender, sweet rhubarb-like stalks, have a ruby red color that extends into the veins of dark green, heavily crumpled leaves. Ornamental plants are 18-24� tall and yield all summer and into the fall.

Ruby Red

51-59 days

Fordhook Giant

32-35 days

Savoy

Peppermint

Rainbow

Rhubarb

Ruby Red

Spinach VARIETY

RELATIVE MATURITY

PLANT HABIT

LEAF TYPE

LEAF COLOR

Bloomsdale

Mid 42-45

Upright

Thick Savoy

Dark Green

Bloomsdale

DISEASE RESISTANCE

DESCRIPTION

A vigorous and compact plant that produces tender, good quality spinach.

Purple Top

Seven Top

Turnip VARIETY

RELATIVE MATURITY

TOPS

ROOT SIZE/SHAPE

ROOT COLOR

DESCRIPTION

Purple Top

55

Medium Tall, Dark Green Cut Leaf

Large Globe

Bright Purple White Bottom

Extremely popular open pollinated variety with prolific greens and smooth attractive roots. Flesh is crisp and mild.

Seven Top

45

Medium Dark Green Cut Leaf

Not for Harvest

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Popular open pollinated variety for turnip greens. Harvest while young and tender. Grown as a winter annual.

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Tomato VARIETY

RELATIVE MATURITY

SIZE/ SHAPE

PLANT CHARACTERISTICS

DESCRIPTION

Amish Paste

74

Large 8 oz.

Indeterminate

Strong plant produces high yields of great tasting deep red tomatoes. Meaty fruit has especially good canning properties.

Brandywine

80

Large 9 - 12 oz.

Indeterminate

One of the best known heirloom varieties, fans will say superb flavor makes up for modest yields. This is a late season potato leaf variety that produces extra large pink-red fruit that can weigh up to 1 1/2 pounds.

Cherokee Purple

80

Large 10 -14 oz.

Indeterminate

One of the best tasting heirlooms, this variety produces high yields of purple/maroon fruit with green shoulders. Also has good disease resistance.

Hierloom Blend

80-100

Mix

Indeterminate

Mix of Brandywines, Cherokee Purple, Green Zebra, White Wonder and Nebraska Wedding for a tasty heirloom pack.

Homestead

75

8 oz

Indeterminate

A globe-shaped beefsteak variety with meaty walls and good flavor. Especially productive in hot, humid environments,

Rainbow Beefsteak

96

Large

Indeterminate

Vigorous vines produce delicious bright red, slightly ribbed fruit with wonderful flavor. Thought to be the original “beefsteak” tomato.

Roma

75-78

3” Pear Shaped

Determinate

Bright red, pear-shaped fruit is used predominately for flavor in sauces.

Amish Paste

Rainbow Beefsteak

Brandywine Red

Cherokee Purple

Heirloom Blend

Homestead

Roma

Watermelon VARIETY

RELATIVE MATURITY TRANSPLANT

SIZE/ SHAPE

RIND PATTERN

FLESH COLOR

RESISTANCE/ TOLE

DESCRIPTION

Baby Doll

70

6-10 lbs Round

Green w/ Small Dark Stripes

Yellow

N/A

A hybrid ice box type watermelon with sweet, yellow flesh.

Crimson Sweet

85

25 lbs Round

Light Green w/ Dark Green Stripes

Dark Red

IR: Fon/ Co

This old favorite has sweet, firm, fine textured flesh.

Moon and Stars

100

25-40 lbs Oval

Dark Green Yellow Speckled

Bright Red

N/A

Very sweet and tasty. Dark green skin is speckled with bright yellow splashes ranging from star to moon size.

Sugar Baby

80

8-10 lbs Round

Solid Dark Green

Reddish Orange

N/A

Popular Icebox variety with good flesh quality when picked correctly. Dark rind is prone to sunburn.

Crimson Sweet

16

Sugar Baby

Baby Doll

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