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Upper Mountain States Vegetable Garden Pack

Upper Mountain States Vegetable Garden Pack

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We have chosen our favorite and best-selling varieties for the Upper Mountain States (Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho), and made them available in this convenient collection.

Place a single order for this item and you will get one packet of each of the items shown below at an overall discount. If you prefer, you can order them individually one by one, by clicking on each item in the list.

Basil, Italian Large Leaf (Sweet)
Germination: 5 to 7 days A native to Europe and cultivated for centuries as a fresh and dried culinary herb. Common in America by the late 1700s. The plants grow to about eighteen inches, and provide several harvests. The leaves are used fresh to make pesto, and can be dried and used as a seasoning. A favorite in Italian dishes. Prefers well-drained soil, even moisture, and full sun.

Blue Lake 274 Bush Green Bean
Pick the pods while young as they are more tender and succulent and less likely to be stringy. This variety is a canner's favorite as it tends to mature its heavy crop all at once.

Detroit Dark Red Beet
Very tasty fresh out of the garden, it also maintains its taste and texture well after being canned or pickled. Globe shaped, excellent color, sweet, smooth and tender.

Di Ciccio Broccoli
An old European variety Introduced in 1890. Compact, 2 to 3 feet high plants, that produce a central 3 to 4 inch head with many side shoots. Freezes well.

Catskill Brussels Sprouts
The 20 to 24 inch tall plants produce heavily. The sprouts are large (up to 1¾ inches), dark-green and firm. Used for fall harvests, it is good fresh or frozen. Developed in 1941.

Red Acre Cabbage
Compact plants with short stems produce solid, five to seven inches in diameter, round, flattened, red-purple colored heads weighing two to four pounds. Stands well and is one of the best varieties for storage. Yellows resistant.

Henderson's Tendersweet Carrot
'Henderson's Tendersweet' carrot plants have a distinct, dark green foliage. When the roots reach full maturity, they are a deep orange color, average from eight to ten inches in length, and taper slightly from the shoulder to a blunt end.

Snowball Self-Blanching Cauliflower
A snowball-type with leaves that curl in the cool fall weather and cover the head to keep the white color. They do not require tying until the heads are six to eight inches across.

Bright Lights Swiss Chard
Plants will be white, pink, striped, orange, scarlet, purple green, and white. The plants are delicious to eat, but are best harvested young for salads. Eat it like a spinach or beet greens for best results.

Golden Bantam Sweet Corn
The plants grow to about six feet and produce seven inch ears loaded with eight rows of sweet, plump, golden kernels. Bred by a farmer named William Chambers of Greenfield, Mass. Introduced by W. Atlee Burpee in 1902. Prior to this introduction, people thought that yellow corn was fit only for animal feed.

Muncher Cucumber
Strong, vigorous vines that prolifically produce smooth, tender fruit that reach nine inches in length. Good slicer that does not get bitter and is burpless. Cucumber mosaic virus resistant.

Burgess Buttercup Winter Squash
Good maritime variety. Under optimum conditions, these vines can reach fifteen feet and set twenty or more fruits per vine!

Honeynut Winter Squash
Created as an interspecies cross between butternuts (C. moschata) and buttercups (C. maxima), this interesting cultivar has good levels of resistance to powdery mildew and produces 4-5" miniature butternuts with dark, extra healthy flesh, with much higher levels of beta carotene and Vitamin A than other squashes. The fruit remains green all the way until ripening to orange in the last couple weeks.

Black Beauty Zucchini Summer Squash
The bush-type plants of 'Black Beauty' zucchini are early and very productive. Although you can use this summer squash at just about any size, we start picking fruit when they are about six to eight inches long by two inches in diameter and dark green in color. We prefer them at this young and tender stage when they are excellent lightly steamed, sautéed, or stir-fried. They reach a black-green to almost black at maturity.

Listada De Gandia Eggplant
Strikingly beautiful European heirloom from the mid-1850s. Dwarf plants under 18" bear lovely pink elongated fruits with a mild flavor. Performs well in hot summers.

Arugula

Also known as rocket or roquette and is popular in Italian cuisine. Adds an interesting tangy flavor to an otherwise bland salad. All plant parts are edible and harvest is enjoyed over a long period as it is a cut and come again plant.

It prefers cool weather so start sowing successive plantings directly in the garden as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Also try an early to mid-fall planting in a cold frame or greenhouse for harvest throughout the winter.

Sow seed ¼ inch deep in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. Best soil temperatures for germination is 40 to 50ºF. Sow about one inch apart thinning plants to a spacing of about six inches. Harvest when the leaves are 2 to 3 inches long.


Coriander (Cilantro) - Slow Bolt
Planting Depth – ½ inch Plant Spacing – 5 to 8 inches Plant Height – 1 to 3 feet Coriander is very easy to grow. Sow seeds directly into the garden after danger of frost has past. It does not transplant well. The leaves are also used fresh in soups, salads and salsas. When used in this form as a fresh, green seasoning, it is called "Cilantro." After the plant has matured, the seeds are harvested to be used as the seasoning "Coriander." Coriander is used as a flavoring for meats, sausages, pickles and sauces.

Lacinato, Black or Dinosaur Kale (Nero Di Toscana)
Provides a continuous supply of tasty leaves if you pick from the bottom up. It is cold hardy and the flavors become sweeter and more complex after a hard frost.

All The Year Round Butterhead Lettuce
Medium-sized heads stay firm and solid even in hot weather. Can be sown in most locations from about March through August for a nearly "year-round" harvest periods. It does well in both hot and cooler locations.

Minnesota Midget Melon
Very early maturing. The plants are compact and do well in tubs. The fruit are small, 5 to 6 inches in diameter and weigh 13 to 24 ounces. Fruit slip from vine when ripe. Developed at the University of Minnesota and introduced by Farmer Seed in about 1948.

Yellow Sweet Spanish Onion
Extra large (up to six inch) globe shaped onion. The skin is a straw color and the flesh is white. It has a popular mild and sweet flavor. 'Yellow Sweet Spanish' is an indeterminate variety that reportedly does well in long day regions and stores well.

Dwarf White Sugar Snow Pea
The plants are vigorous and very productive growing 24-30 inches tall. Some support is beneficial as it keeps the developing pods off of the ground and makes picking easier.

Golden California Wonder Bell Pepper
The plants are upright, strong, and produce 4 or 5 fruits that are mostly four-lobed, blocky, and 4 by 4½ inches with thick flesh that is mild and sweet. The skin is a bright gold, changing to orange-red when mature.

Jalapeno Hot Pepper
The fruit are dark green, tapered, three inches by one inch, turning red when mature. Good for pickling or used fresh in salsas. They have thick walls so do not dry well. They can range from 2,500 to 10,000 Scoville units in heat.

French Breakfast Radish
These radishes are oblong with a blunt tip. The skin is scarlet with white tips and they have crisp, white flesh. They have a great, mildly pungent taste. Introduced prior to the 1880s.

Bloomsdale Longstanding Spinach
Leaves are dark green and crumpled. Stands well in hot weather. Named after their farm in Bristol, PA, D. Landreth & Co. released ‘Bloomsdale’ in the 19th century. 'Long Standing Bloomsdale' was developed and introduced in 1925 by Zwaan and Van der Molen, Voorburg, Netherlands.

Wild / Sacred Rustica Tobacco (Aztec)
Reaches 3-feet tall, is vigorous and fairly hardy. Its yellow flowers bloom from July through September. Originated in Mexico but was widely cultivated throughout North America by native peoples for ceremonial purposes. Potency is high and reportedly was used as an arrow poison.

Stupice Tomato
50 days, indeterminate — Potato-leaf, 4 foot tall plants loaded with 2½ inch by 2 inch diameter fruits borne in clusters. Very early, great flavor. Introduced to the U.S. from Czechoslovakia in about 1976. Pronounced "stu-pitza."

Farthest North Tomato
40-50 days, determinate — Plants are early and productive; 1 to 2 ounce, cherry-type fruit are red, globe-shaped. Bite-sized for snacking or a nice addition to a tossed salad. Plants are manageable in size, allowing them to be container grown if necessary, yet they are still quite productive.

Purple Top White Globe Turnip
Round roots that are bright purple on the upper part and white below. The globes grow four to five inches in diameter but are best when harvested a little smaller.

Early Crimson Treat Watermelon
Also known simply as 'Crimson Treat' it is a small (up to ten pound), round, icebox-type watermelon. The skin is striped light and dark green with bright red, very sweet flesh.

Cal Sweet Bush Watermelon
What a treat it is to grow a bush watermelon on your patio! This bright red fleshed, round, 5-7 pound personal size watermelon has only 20-inch vines and can be grown in nearly any size garden or large container.

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