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April 2014 (update)

Horticulture/Vegetables/2014-02 

Recommended Vegetable Varieties for Northern Utah Britney Hunter and Sterling Banks, USU Extension Faculty Selecting a seed variety adapted to your local climate conditions can be the first step to garden success. Additionally, a diversity of colors, flavors, and sizes are available for the culinary gardener to test. In spring 2013, a survey was conducted to identify vegetable varieties productively and preferably grown by gardeners and urban farmers along the Wasatch Front. The survey included Agriculture and Horticulture Extension Faculty from Utah State University, Master Gardeners, and Wasatch Community Garden staff. The results have been narrowed and organized for reference in this publication. This list is intended as a starting point for gardeners, not an absolute list of good varieties. Note: Number in parenthesis refers to relative days to harvest. Hybrid refers to varieties strategically cross pollinated by people to access improved traits such as disease resistance, while open pollinated (OP) varieties are pollinated without human intervention. Vegetable Asparagus Asparagus Asparagus Beans (Pole) Beans (Pole) Beans (Pole) Beans (Pole) Beans (Pole) Beans (Bush) Beans (Bush) Beans (Bush) Beans (Bush) Beans (Bush) Beets Beets Beets Beets Beets Broccoli Broccoli Broccoli Broccoli Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Cabbage Cabbage

Variety Jersey Giant (Perennial) Purple Passion (Perennial) Jersey Knight (Perennial) Blue Lake (63) Cherokee Trail Black (65) Kentucky Wonder (65) Yardlong (85) Scarlett Runner (90) Dragon's Tongue (60) Early Contender (49) Jade (60) Golden Wax-Yellow (50) Maxibel (65) Burpee's Golden (55) Chioggia (55) Red Ace (54) Cylindra (60) Detroit Dark Red (63) Packman (55) Calabrese (70) Raab Rapini (45) Premium Crop (65) Waltham (74) Long Island (90) Jade Cross (90) Danish Ball Head (100) Golden Acre (58) Early Jersey Wakefield (64)

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Cabbage Carrots Carrots Carrots Carrots Carrots Cauliflower Cauliflower Cauliflower Celery Celery: Celery: Cucumbers (Slicing) Cucumbers (Slicing) Cucumbers (Slicing) Cucumbers (Slicing) Cucumbers (Slicing) Cucumbers (Pickling) Cucumbers (Pickling) Cucumbers (Pickling) Cucumbers (Pickling) Eggplant Eggplant Eggplant Eggplant Garlic Garlic Garlic Kohlrabi Kohlrabi Leek Lettuce (heading) Lettuce (heading) Lettuce (heading) Lettuce (heading) Lettuce (Romaine) Lettuce (Romaine) Lettuce (Romaine) Lettuce (Romaine) Lettuce (Romaine) Lettuce (leaf type) Lettuce (leaf type) Lettuce (leaf type) Lettuce (leaf type) Lettuce (leaf type) Muskmelon Muskmelon Muskmelon Muskmelon Muskmelon Muskmelon Okra Okra Onions (yellow) Onions (yellow)

Savoy Perfection (90) Dragon (70) Danvers Half-Long (73) Little Fingers (70) Paris Market (60) Scarlet Nantes (68) Cheddar (70) Self-Blanche (68) Snow Crown (50) Conquistador (85) Tendercrisp (112) Utah 52-70 (95) Sweet Success (55) Armenian (68) Straight 8 (58) Sweeter Yet (50) Marketmore (58) Wisconsin (54) Cool Breeze (45) County Fair (52) Alibi (52) Rosa Bianca (73) Ping Tung Long (70) Florida High Bush (80) Black Beauty (74) Siskyou Purple (90) Spanish Roja (90) German Hardy (90) Early White (50) Purple Vienna (50) American Flag (95) Tennis Balls (50) Oak Leaf (45) Iceburg (85) Red Sails (45) Winter Density (65) Paris White Cos (70) Paris Island Cos ( 80) Annapolis (65) Crisp Mint (65) Cimarron (65) Mesclun Mix (40) Buttercrunch (64) Simpson (48) Green Salad Bowl (45) Ambrosia (86) Athena (75) Minnesota Midget (90) Hearts of Gold (85) Hale's Best (85) Crenshaw (100) Queen Silver (80) Clemson Spineless ( 56) Utah Sweet Spanish (110) Copra (105)

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Onions (yellow) Onions (yellow) Onions (yellow) Onions (red) Onions (white) Onions (Bunching) Parsnips Parsnips Parsnips Peas (snap) Peas (snap) Peas (edible pod) Peas (edible pod) Peas (shelling) Peas (shelling) Peas (shelling) Peas (shelling) Peppers (mild) Peppers (mild) Peppers (mild) Peppers (mild) Peppers (medium) Peppers (medium) Peppers (medium) Peppers (very hot) Peppers (very hot) Peppers (very hot) Peppers (sweet long) Peppers (sweet long) Peppers (sweet long) Peppers (sweet long) Peppers (sweet bell) Peppers (sweet bell) Peppers (sweet bell) Peppers (sweet bell) Peppers (sweet bell) Peppers (sweet bell) Potatoes (white) Potatoes (white) Potatoes (white) Potatoes (white) Potatoes (purple) Potatoes (purple) Potatoes (red) Potatoes (red) Pumpkins Pumpkins Pumpkins Pumpkins Pumpkins Radishes Radishes Radishes Radishes Radishes Specialty Melon Specialty Melon Specialty Melon Spinach Spinach Spinach Spinach Sweet Potato Summer Squash Summer Squash Summer Squash Summer Squash Summer Squash Summer Squash Winter Squash Winter Squash Winter Squash Winter Squash Winter Squash Winter Squash Winter Squash Winter Squash

Candy (85) Walla Walla (90) Borettana (110) Candy Apple ( 95) Super Star (100) White Lisbon (Bunching) (100) Horris Model (120) Hollow Crown (105) All American (105) Amish Snap (62) Sugar Snap (70) Oregon Sugar Pod (68) De Grace (60) Tom Thumb (miniature) (55) Green Arrow (68) Little Marvel (60) Lincoln (67) Peruvian Aji Amarillo (85) Sahuaro (76) Anaheim (79) NuMex Joe E. Parker (80) Serrano Del Sol (75) Jalapeño (75) Hungarian Yellow Wax (75) Thai Hot (75) Cayenne Long Slim (70) Red Mushroom Cap (78) Aconcagua (75) Corno di toro (75) Carmen (75) Pasilla Bajio (85) Purple Beauty (75) Merlot (purple) (70) Early Sunsation (yellow) (75) Gypsy (60) California Wonder (72) Yolo Wonder (75) Yukon Gold (100) Russets (125) Cal White (80) Kennebec (125) Viking (95) All Blue (90) Red Norland (100) Pontiac (125) Musque de Provence (120) Autumn Gold (98) Howden (115) Jack Be Little (90) Cinderella (120) Champion (28) Cherry Bell (24) Cincinnati Market (30) French Breakfast (25) Rat Tail Radish (45) Tigger Melon (85) Canary Melon ( 87) Sugar Baby Watermelon (75) Melody (43) Red Cardinal (30) Space (40) Bloomsdale Long-standing ( 48) Georgia Jett (100) Juane et Verti (60) Black Beauty Zucchini ( 60) Gold rush Zucchini (50) Early golden crookneck (55) Straight Neck (60) Zucchini Elite ( 48) Sweet Meat (100) Delicata (100) Argonaut (Butternut) (140) Long Island Cheese (105) Sunshine (100) Spaghetti (110) Pink Banana (100) Waltham Butternut (99)

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Winter Squash Winter Squash Sweet Corn (se/sh2) Sweet Corn (sh2) Sweet Corn (se) Sweet Corn (se) Sweet corn (se) Sweet corn (se) Sweet corn Swiss Chard Swiss Chard Swiss Chard Swiss Chard Tomatoes (sauce) Tomatoes (sauce) Tomatoes (sauce) Tomatoes (sauce) Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes (cherry) Tomatoes (small) Tomatoes (cherry) Tomatoes (cherry) Tomatoes (cherry) Tomatoes (cherry)

Buttercup (100) Table Queen Acorn (80) Serendipity (75) Northern Extra Sweet (67) Sugar buns (72) Ambrosia (75) Double Delicious (83) Peaches & Cream (80) Early Bantam (80) Bright Lights (60) Rhubarb (60 ) Lucullus (50) Fordhook Giant (60) Roma (76) Amish (85) Polish Linguisa (73) Big Momma (80) Jet Star (72) Champion (62) Big Beef (75) Celebrity (70) Better Boy (70) Kellogg's Breakfast (80) DX 52-12 (70) Black Krim (80) Cherokee Purple (85) Mortgage Lifter (83) Rutgers (74) Dixie Gold (80) Green Zebra (78) Brandywine (85) Mexico Midget (65) Patio (68) Chadwick Cherry (70) Yellow Pear (75) Sun Sugar (62) Juliet (60)

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Seed Suppliers: W. Atlee Burpee & Co. www.burpee.com (800) 888-1447

Gurney Seed Co. www.gurneys.com (513) 354-1492

Mountain Valley Seed Co. www.mvseeds.com (801) 486-0480

Park Seed Co. www.parkseed.com (800) 845-3369

Johnny’s Selected Seeds www.johnnyseeds.com (877) 564-8971

Stokes Seeds Inc. www.stokeseeds.com (800) 396-9238

Baker Creek OP Seeds www.rareseeds.com (417) 924-8917

Territorial Seed www.territorialseed.com (800) 626-0866

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Best Vegetable Varieties for Northern Utah