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[ Winter Squash (Cucurbita pepo 'Sugarretti') | Posted on November 4, 2017 ]

Very compact spaghetti type hybrid, tan with dark green stripes. Bush type with foot vines. Small 2lb fruits are sweeter than other spaghetti types. Resistant to powdery mildew.

[ Winter Squash (Cucurbita maxima 'Sweet Mama') | Posted on November 2, 2017 ]

A bush kobacha type winter squash. Blue green fruits have sweet orange flesh and run 3-4 lbs.

[ Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo 'Green Machine') | Posted on November 2, 2017 ]

A medium green cylindrical zucchini with intermediate resistance to Px, CMV, ZYMV and WMV.

[ Sweet Corn (Se) (Zea mays subsp. mays 'Miracle') | Posted on October 30, 2017 ]

A large (9.5 inch ears) hybrid yellow Se. Large plant (6-8 feet).

[ Chinese Cabbage (Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis 'Optiko') | Posted on October 16, 2017 ]

An excellent early (60 day) hybrid from Bejo. Good disease package and high resistance to bolting. Can be used for both spring and fall plantings. Does well here.

[ Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Sahuaro') | Posted on September 27, 2017 ]

Large 9 inch green to red tapered fruits. Similar to Big Chile II but more vigorous. Very mild in the 500 Scu class. Much better leaf cover than Big Chile

[ Bell Pepper (Capsicum anuum 'Lynx') | Posted on September 20, 2017 ]

A good producer of large blocky fruits. Red when ripe. Not as disease resistant as Socrates but performed ok under my conditions.

[ Citron Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus 'Red Seeded Citron') | Posted on September 5, 2017 ]

Citrons have hard flesh and are not palatable as a watermelon. In my youth they were grown in cornfields and used to make preserves. Green seeded was a more popular variety.

[ Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus 'Ice Cream') | Posted on September 5, 2017 ]

Grew the Shumway version in the 70's. Large 30 lb class, long type, similar markings to Charleston Grey. Ordinary taste and flavor. Alternate name was Long White Icing.

[ Sweet Pepper (Capsicum anuum 'Golden Horn') | Posted on August 17, 2017 ]

Large plant, currently 3 ft tall. Longer DTM than Giant Marconi and less productive. Seems more susceptible to soft rot which appeared early but has subsided with later set. It is pretty, but otherwise has little going for it under my conditions.

[ Winter Squash (Cucurbita pepo 'Autumn Delight') | Posted on August 17, 2017 ]

Autumn Delight is a good dark-green acorn squash. Outperformed Black Belota and Taybelle under my conditions. Large (6-7 inch fruits) on semi-bush plant.

[ Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus 'Candle Fire') | Posted on August 17, 2017 ]

Early and prolific best describes this variety. Both the plant and the pods are quite decorative. Red okra varieties do not normally produce well for me, but this one is exceptional. It is a velvet type and excellent quality, holds almost as long as Emerald. About two weeks earlier than Emerald and matches or exceeds in production. Smaller plant ( 4-5 ft).

[ Carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Purple Haze') | Posted on August 14, 2017 ]

A purple skin imperator type that produces well here. Orange interior. Taste is nothing to write home about.

[ Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus 'Yellow Tendersweet') | Posted on August 13, 2017 ]

A very good yellow fleshed melon in the 30 lb class. I prefer the orange flesh version but this one is good. Productive. Been growing it off and on since the 60's. Elongated melon, medium green with dark green stripes virtually identical to Orange Flesh Tendersweet except flesh is light yellow and less intense flavor..

[ Cow Pea (Vigna unguiculata 'Zipper Cream') | Posted on August 3, 2017 ]

A 1972 release from the University Florida. Large cream pea which is very easy to shell. Flavor is unique and excellent. Almost like it was mixed with an English pea. Quite productive here.

[ Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus 'Ledmon') | Posted on August 1, 2017 ]

Ledmon was one the three trial varieties that I grew this year, For whatever reasons it was a complete dud. Control varieties Madhuri and Orange Tendersweet performed well as did Pride of Iowa. Halbert's Honey very poor but better than Ledmon.

[ Sweet Corn (Zea mays subsp. mays 'Peaches and Cream Mid EH') | Posted on July 21, 2017 ]

A 1967 introduction, this middle aged bi-color is still competitive. A midseason 80 day corn that produces well. I first grew in the 70's when it was the best. Some of the newer Se bi-colors have surpassed it in both flavor and tenderness but it is still quite good.

[ Corn (Zea mays subsp. mays 'Jackpot') | Posted on July 17, 2017 ]

An older bicolor released by Novartis (Syngenta). Nice 8 inch ears and reasonably prolific. Darker yellow than in most bicolors. Less sweet than most. Widely available.

[ Sweet Corn Se (Zea mays 'Farmer's First') | Posted on July 13, 2017 ]

A 70 day hybrid bicolor Se. Tall plant topping 7 ft. with 8 inch ears setting mid plant. One of the best early corns I have grown, size, production, and flavor competitive with midseason (85 day varieties)

[ Sweet Corn (Zea mays subsp. mays 'Kandy Korn EH') | Posted on July 10, 2017 ]

I grew Kandy Korn in the 80's. A very nice midseason yellow, that had better flavor and texture than competitive yellows of the era like Iochief and Golden Cross Bantam. Good performer but I became interested in bi colors and whites.

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