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Asparagus

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

Asparagus stalks or “spears” are actually the first tender plant stems that emerge in the spring. Asparagus plants are perennial and new plants should be allowed to just grow for 2-3 years. After that, the young shoots of mature plants may be harvested annually for a period of…

Asparagus

Asparagus 'Jersey' (Asparagus officinalis)

Asparagus plants are either male or female. While both produce delicious spears, it is the male plant that produces the most stalks because the female plant expends some energy on seed production. ‘Jersey’ is an all-male hybrid so the gardener can expect a large spear harvest…

Asparagus

Asparagus 'Martha Washington' (Asparagus officinalis)

A tried and true variety loved by generations of asparagus gardeners for its tender, delicious spears and good disease resistance. ‘Martha Washington’ is especially good for pickling and freezing. Asparagus plants are perennial. Their ferny texture adds a soft, airy feel to the…

Asparagus

Asparagus 'Purple Passion' (Asparagus officinalis)

‘Purple Passion’ has a more tender texture than green varieties and has about 20% more sugar content. This gives the spears a slightly milder, nutty flavor. There are none of the strings found in green asparagus that tend to make them tough so this is an asparagus that can be…

Baby Bell Pepper

Baby Bell Pepper BellaFina® (Capsicum annuum)

BellaFina® plants produce a large crop of fruits that are each a perfect single-size portion (a third of the size of a traditional Bell Pepper). Collect the Peppers when they are yellow or if you're patient, wait for them to ripen to orange or red before picking. These smaller…

Baby Broccoli, Stem Broccoli

Baby Broccoli, Stem Broccoli 'Artwork' (Brassica oleracea italica)

A gourmet baby Broccoli with slender stems that have a delicious flavor. Harvest the central Broccoli crown when it's 1" (3cm). This encourages a longer season of harvest and higher yield of side shoots. 'Artwork' resists the effects of warm weather, which causes the plant to bolt…

Banana Pepper

Banana Pepper (Capsicum annuum)

Banana peppers get their name from their color and shape which resemble that of a banana. There are both hot and sweet varieties of banana peppers available. All are easy to grow and delicious eaten fresh, in cooking, or pickled.

Banana Pepper

Banana Pepper 'Ethem' (Capsicum annuum)

This banana-type Pepper develops particularly large fruits with a mild, sweet taste. Expect the plant to yield a continuous supply of vitamin C-packed Peppers. Home gardeners should consider planting a sampling of different Pepper types in addition to this selection, such as sweet…

Banana Pepper

Banana Pepper 'Sweet Banana' (Capsicum annuum)

A gardener’s favorite for decades, recognized in 1941 by All America Selections for outstanding performance and flavor. 'Sweet Banana’ produces long, sweet peppers that mature from yellow to red. Banana peppers get their name from their golden color and long, narrow shape that…

Basil

Basil 'Aristotle' (Ocimum basilicum)

A compact grower that forms a tight, rounded mound of densely packed leaves. The aromatic leaves are small, but they are loaded with incredible Basil flavor! Try sprinkling some leaves into salads or using as a homemade pizza topping. This is the perfect choice for growing in patio…

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