NC State Floriculture

Ornamental Vegetable Cultivar Trial Fall 2000

James L. Gibson and Brian E. Whipker

Listed below are 12 cultivars of ornamental vegetables trialed in 8 inch mum pans at the Horticultural Science Field Lab in Raleigh, NC.

Seeds were sown on August 16, 2000, and plugs were transplanted on September 5. Plants were sprayed with either B-Nine at 2500 ppm or Sumagic at 7.5, 15, 30 or 60 ppm two weeks after potting. Plants were evaluated on October 9.

For a detailed description as well as cultural information, click on the specific cultivar below.


Crop
Cultivar
Common Name
Seed Source*
Kale
Red Bor
Red Kale
CG,J,P,S
Red Russian
Ragged Jack
J, S
Winterbor
Green Kale
CG,J,P,S
Toscano
Italian Kale
CG,J,P,S
Mustard
Red Giant
Red Mustard
AT,CG,J,P,S
Mizuna
Potherb Mustard
AT,CG,J,P,S
Tatsoi
Flat Pak Choi
AT,CG,J,S
Southern Giant
Mustard Greens
CG,J,P
Osaka Purple
Red Mustard
J, CG
Pac Choi
Joi Choi
Pac Choi
J
Swiss Chard
Bright Lights
Swiss Chard
J, S, B,CG,N,P
Rhubarb Chard
Ruby Red
Rhubarb Chard
J

* Seed Sources

AT = American Takii- (831) 443-4901

B = Ball Seed- (800) 879-2255

CG = The Cook's Garden- (800) 457-9703

J = Johnny’ Seeds- (207) 437-4301

N = Syngenta- (800) 323-7253

P = Parks Seed- (800) 845-3369

S = Shepherd’s Garden Seeds- (860) 482-3638

Thanks to Ingram McCall and Todd Cavins for their technical support and Fafard and Scotts for their generous donation of root substrate and fertilizer.

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