December 1994 Revised LEAFLET NO:
SUGGESTED COMMERCIAL VEGETABLE VARIETIES
Douglas C. Sanders, J. M. Davis, J. R. Schultheis, D. W.
The symbols C, P, and M in the Description/(Adaptation) column
indicate the areas of the state for which the variety is recommended.
C = Coastal, P = Piedmont, M = Mountains.
*Some major seed sources listed in back.
Extension Horticultural Specialists
Department of Horticultural
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Variety Sources* Description (Adaptation)
Greenwich local All male hybrid, resistant to rust. One of the
top yielding varieties. (C,P,M)
Jersey Gem local All male hybrid, resistant to rust
and tolerant to cercospora leaf
spot. One of the top yielding
Mary 1,5,15, Resistant to rust. Produces large, green
Washington 16,23 spears. Local and home garden. (C,P,M)
BEANS - Snap
Bush: (Fresh Market)
Atlantic 4,6,12,22 Very long, slim, round pods, dark seeded.
Resistant to CBMV. 48-52 days. (C,P,M)
Bronco 4,6,12 Very similar to 'Strike', but pods
are darker green and shiny. 49-50 days. (C,P)
Bush Blue 4,6,12 Very high potential yield, round pod, white
Lake 47 seeds, and resistant to CBMV. Local use and good
processing quality. 52-54 days. (C,P,M)
Bush Blue 1,5,6,9, Very good quality, round pod, white seeds
Lake 274 12,14,18, and resistant to CBMV. Local
23 use and good processing. (C,P,M)
Eagle 4,6,12 A vigorous upright plant with very high
potential yield, round pod, white seeds and
resistant to CBMV. Local use. 52-54 days.
Goldrush 4 Medium long, round pod, good color. 53 days.
Harvester 1,6,12,15, White seeded, long podded, erect type
18,23,25 plant with resistance to CBMV.
Good shipper. 52-55 days. (C,P,M)
Hialeah 6,12 Long, round pod, very productive, and uniform
set. 53 days. (C,P,M).
Opus 4,6,12 High yielding, resistance to rust, shipper,
resistant to CBMC. 52-56 days. (C)
Pod Squad 4,14,22 Very good yield, medium green, round pod.
53 days. (C,P,M)
Provider 1,4,5,6,9, High yielding, dark seeded, round podded
11,12,15, bean with concentrated pod set and resistance
18,22,23 to common bean mosaic virus. (CBMV). A good
shipper. 50-52 days. (C,P,M)
Roma II 1,5,6,9, Excellent flavor, good yield of flat pods.
12,14,15 CBMV resistance. 52-56 days. (C,P,M)
Spurt 4,6,12 Good shipper, medium pod length, fair
yield. This is especially good for fall
crops because of its resistance to bean
rusts and CBMV. 52-56 days. (C,P,M)
Strike 4,14,22 A vigorous upright plant, outstanding
yield. Very straight, smooth slender
pods. Seed form very late and pods hold
small size for a long time. Good shipper.
Resistant to CBMV and New York 15 strain
CBMV. Seed are small thus reducing
planting cost. 50-52 days. (C,P,M)
Sunrae 15 Bright yellow, round pods, compact bush. 55
Dade 6,12,23 Pods are 7-8 inches long, smooth, uniform,
fleshy and oval in shape; resistant to rust;
common bean mosaic and Southern bean mosaic.
50-55 days. (C,P,M)
Stringless 5,6,12,15, A high producing, vigorous, stringless variety.
Blue Lake 18,23 Dark green pods round smooth, straight, medium
in length. Excellent for canning and freezing.
65-70 days. (C,P,M)
White Seeded 1,4,5,6,9, A hardy, widely adapted, high climbing,
Kentucky 12,15,18,23 productive variety. Long, curved, slightly
Wonder (191) stringy pods containing white seeds, borne in
clusters. Excellent flavor, excellent for
canning and freezing. 65-70 days. (C,P,M)
BEAN - Lima
Bridgeton 6,9,12 Small seed, dark green pods, similar to
Early Thorogreen. Resistant to downy
mildew. 62-65 days. (C,P,M)
Early 8,15,25 Small, green-seeded type; early maturing and
Thorogreen highly productive. 62 days. (C,P,M)
Fordhook 242 1,5,6,9,11, Large seeded type. Productive, but does not bear
12,14,15, well in hot or dry weather. 70-75 days. (C,P,M)
Henderson Bush 4,5,6,8, Small seed; productive. Plants medium small,
12,22,23 bushy, erect. 65-70 days. (C,P,M)
Nemagreen 3,6,12 Small seed. Fresh market or processing,
nematode resistant. 68-70 days.
Carolina Sieva 4,5,6,12, Vigorous climber; bears over long season;
23,25 medium-small seed; good quality. 77-80 days.
King of the 1,6,12,22 Long, flat pods with large seeds; high quality
Garden bean. 85-88 days. (C,P,M)
Redpack 4,6,12 Excellent for canning and bunching.
Smooth glove shaped, dark red roots, with
short, strong, red tinged dark green
tops. Very good yields. 62-65 days. (C,P,M)
Ruby Queen 1,4,5,6,8, Smooth round root; small taproot; good interior
9,16,18, color, good for processing or market. 60-6days.
Warrior 9 Hybrid with excellent color; good for
bunching. 57 days. (C,P,M).
Arcadia 1,6,12,14, Dark green with prominent domed head. Late.
19 95 days. (C,P,M)
Baccus 4,6,12 Darkgreen with prominent domed head. Very
early. 65 days spring, 50 days fall. (C,P,M)
Big Sur 4,6,12 Dark green with domed head. Early. Heat
tolerant. 70 days spring, 55 days fall. (C,P)
Embassy 4,6,12 Medium-large heads, large beads. 70 days. (C,P)
Emperor 1,6,12,15, Green Duke type; smooth dark medium-large head,
22 some heat tolerance. 65 days. (C,P,M)
Galaxy 4,6,12 Medium to large blue-green heads, domed
and solid. Medium fine buds. Relatively
compact plant. 60 days. (C,P,M)
Green Comet 1,4,6,9,12 Very uniform with large, tight heads; good shoot
production; can be used for spring and fall
plantings. 55-60 days. (C,P,M)
Green Valiant 1,6,12 Medium-large tight head; compact
plant type. 83 days. (C,P,M)
Legend 6,12,14,19 Dark green with prominent domed head. 85 days.
Mariner 1,6,12,16 Medium-large domed head, small beads, 70 days.
Packman 1,6,12,16 Hybrid, large heads, good dome and medium
beads. 55-60 days. (C,P,M)
Pirate 1,6,12,16 Hybrid, excellent dome, small beads,
tolerant to downy mildew. 90 days. (C,P,M)
Premium Crop 1,4,5,6,9, Medium-large tight heads; open plant type; good
12,14,16 for home garden. 68 days.(C,P,M)
Applause 6,9,12 Upright, large, globe heads; fusarium
yellows resistant, black rot tolerant.
72-78 days. (C,P)
Bravo 6,9,12 A very uniform hybrid; small to medium
head size; yellows resistant; may tip
burn. 78-83 days. (C,P,M)
Blue Gem 6,9,12 Hybrid, medium size uniform dark blue
heads, solid interiors, short cores.
Black rot resistant. 78 days. (C,P,M)
Blue Pak 8 Hybrid, small-medium size uniform dark blue
heads, solid interiors, short cores. Black rot
resistant. 80 days. (C)
Cardinal 1,6,12 Solid red, large, oval, medium. 85 days.
Conquest 4,6,12 Uniform hybrid; medium size head, globe
shape, blue-green color. Yellows
resistant; spring only, tip burn, and
black rot susceptible. 75-80 days. (C)
Discovery 6,12,16 Compact plant, round heads, med. blue
green color, very uniform. 80 days. (C,P)
Gourmet 1,6,12,14 Small to medium size plant; round heads,
blue green color, very uniform. 80-85
Green Cup 4,6,12,14 Round flattened head, tolerant to black rot,
fusarium resistant, prone to tip burn,
sidedress with CaNO3. Good for over
winter. 98 days. (C,P)
Head Start 4,6,12,14 Slightly flattened globe, very uniform, early.
65 days. (C,P)
Market Prize 6,9,12 Hybrid; vigorous, early mid-season for market
and shipping. Yellows resistant. Black rot
susc. 76 days. (C,P,M)
Morris 19a Hybrid; round, early, for market and shipping.
Yellows resistant. Tip burn and thrips
Quisto 6,12,15 Main season, black rot, yellows and tip burn
resistant. 88 days. (C,P)
Red Acre 1,6,12 Red variety; heads small, round and firm.
open pollinated. 75-80 days. (C,P,M)
Red Rookie 1,14,19 Solid full colored heads with good
wrapper leaves. 78-82 days. (C,P,M)
Rio Verdi 6,9,12 Mid-season hybrid, bluish green color;
good wrapper leaves; dependable spring
and fall; black rot susceptible. 80-85
Ruby Ball 3,6,12 Late red, open frame, large oval, medium stem.
90 days. (C,P,M)
Savoy Ace 6,9,12 Hybrid savory type, round flattened
heads, large wrapper leaves. 85-90 days.
Showboat 6,9,12 Upright, medium-large, short core, deep
globe; resistant to fusarium yellows and
tolerant to black rot. 80-84 days.
Solid Blue 760 1,6,12 Round oval heads, extra dense with
short core; extra blue color;
tolerant to black rot. 76 days. (C,P,M)
Solid Blue 780 1,6,12 Main crop vigorous, blue green, with
good wrapper leaves and density. 78
Solid Blue 790 1 Mid-season, excellent blue green, with
good wrapper leaves and density. Yellow
resistant and black rot tolerant. 79
Solid Blue 831 1 Mid-season, solid round heads, good red
color, medium frame, excellent wrapper
leaves, yellow resistant. 83 days. (C,P,M)
Sombrero 19a Main crop vigorous, red green exterior, good
wrapper leaves and density. 70 days. (C,P)
Spitfire 19a Point head hybrid. Early. Vigorous dark green,
holds well in field. Good tight head, superior
to Early Jersey Wakefield. 65 days. (C,P,M)
Early Hybrid G 6,9,12 Very attractive, firm, short, thick,
uniform plant medium to light green
in color. 50-55 days. (C,P,M)
Jade Pagoda 1,6,9,12,19 Tall cylindrical plants, very uniform, broad
heads, medium green color; vigorous and slow
bolting. 72 days. (C,P,M)
Michihli 1,5,6,9,12, Tall, cylindrical, dark green heads, high
15,18,22, quality, thick direct seed in late July to
23 early August. 70 days. (C,P,M)
Bouquet 1,6,12 Excellent flowering Chinese cabbage. 60
China Express 1,6,12 Medium to large, dark green,
tolerant to tip-burn. 64 days.
China Pride 1,6,12 Disease tolerant, broad heads with
dark green leaves, slow bolting. 68
Joi Choi 1,14 Very uniform white stem with deep green
leaves, suit for fall and winter, slow
bolting. 70 days. (C,P,M)
Mei Ching Choi 11,14,19 Compact, attractive, medium green
small pak choy type, green petioles.
45 days. (C,P)
Mei Choi 1,6,12,19 Early, vigorous and uniform, very dark
leaves, good for warmer season. 45 days.
Monument 1,6,12 Very tall cylindrical planting, uniform
hybrid with glossy green leaves, very
heavy head. 50 days. (C,P,M)
Prize Choi 6,11,12 Upright, good contrast between leaves and stem
A&C Nantes 1 Good uniformity for baby carrots. Roots
3-5 in. long, 0.50-0.75 in. thick. 60
days for market.
Danvers 126 1,4,5,6,8, A high yielding strain. Roots 6-7 in. long, 1-2
9,12,15,16, in. thick. 75 days for market - 130 days for
22 processing. (C,P,M)
Orlando Gold 1,6,12,23 Good color F1 Hybrid. Roots 6-8 in.
long, 3/4 in. thick. 76 days market. (C,P,M)
Early 5,6,12,16, For spring or fall crop. Heads 7 in. diameter;
Snowball A 22 fine quality, plants short and compact. 55 days
from plants. (C,P,M)
Snow Crown 1,4,6,9, Small-medium size head; white, smooth deep head
12,14,20 type; small plant size. 50 days from plants.
Super Snowball 6,12,15 Heads 6 1/2 in. diameter, compact. Widely used.
55 days from plants. (C,P,M)
Blue Max 1 Hybrid, outstanding yield. Large, dense,
slightly savoyed leaves, excellent uniformity.
68 days. (C,P,M)
Carolina 6,12,15 New Vates type but more uniform; rich
green color; resistant to downy mildew.
70-80 days. (C,P,M)
Champion 1,9 Larger standing Vates type; somewhat taller;
uniform blue green leaves, close internodes.
78 days. (C,P,M)
Flash 1 Very vigorous, fancy, uniform hybrid. 73 days.
Georgia 1 Uniform slow bolting, good in warm
Southern weather. 75 days. (C,P,M)
Heavi-Crop 1,6,12 Hybrid; medium blue-green smooth leaves closely
spaced on plant. 65 days. (C,P,M)
Morris Heading 4,15,23 Medium to large plant; loose heading, large
leaves, slight savoying. 70-75 days. (C,P,M)
Top Bunch 1,14,19 Early Vates types, blue-green, uniform leaves.
Vates 1,4,6,8,9, Medium size plant, non-heading, cold tolerant,
12,14,15, uniform. 70-80 days. (C,P,M)
Early (70-77 days)
Platinum Lady 1,5,7,22 Purple coloring in stalk. (C,P,M)
Quick Silver 9 Very early, dark green husks. (C)
Mid-Season (78-84 days)
Alpine (se) 1,11,15 Excellent yields, good quality. (C,P)
Chalice (su) 1,7,15 Consistent, good quality, standard type. (C)
Silverado (se) 9 Good cold soil emergence. Excellent yield, very
sweet. Tolerant to Stewart's wilt. (C,P)
Silverette(se) 9 High quality, excellent yields. (C)
Snowbelle (se) 4 Sweeter than Silver Queen, but smaller ear.
Susceptible to Stewart's wilt. (C,P)
Viva (se) 4 Good germination potential, petite ears.
(trial) Susceptible to Stewart's wilt. (C,P)
Late season (85+ days)
Camelot 7 High quality sweet corn. Good yields. Good
crate pack out.
Even Sweeter 4,14 High yielding, refined, good quality ear.
(sh2) Tender pericarp for sh2. (C)
Pegasus (sh2) 7 Large, full ear. Difficult to remove from stalk
if hand harvesting. (C)
Silver Queen 1,5,7,14, Most common fresh market variety grown in NC.
(su) 15,22 (C,P,M)
Ssupersweet 1 High quality corn, good crate pack out.
8801 (sh2) 1
Frontier 4 Extremely vigorous, quickly established after
planting. Good for early planting. Note:
Blanking was observed in one 1991 on-farm test.
Champ (se) 4,6,12 Excellent quality. (C,P)
Maple Sweet 14,22 Consistent yielder, good quality. (C)
Senaca Horizon 1,9,17 Early yielding, standard type. (C)
Sundance (su) 9 Refined high quality corn, smaller size ear.
62Y (se) 1 Very early corn with fair to good quality. (C,P)
Bellringer(su) 9 Good yield and quality. (C,P,M)
Bodacious (se) 1,7,9 Very sweet. (C)
Challenger 4,14 Refined kernels, high quality ear, and well-
(sh2) filled tips. Good vigorous seed for emergence.
Good shipper, pale yellow kernel color. (C)
Crisp N' Sweet
711 (sh2) 7 Dependable yields, high quality corn. (C,P)
Incredible(se) 1,7,9 Good yielding quality corn. (C,P)
Landmark (sh2) 9 Extremely vigorous seed, quickly established
after planting. Especially good for early
planting. Lack of tip fill can be a drawback
to this variety.
Merit (su) 4,25 High quality corn, large ear. (M)
Pinnacle (sh2) 9 Very high yielding. Complete tip fill often
(sh2) 1 Dependable yielding, well suited for mechanical
harvest, good crate pack out. (C,P,M)
(sh2) 1 Consistent, high quality mainseason refined ear.
Zenith (sh2) 9 Very refined, high quality eating corn, smaller
Excel (sh2) 1,15 Refined, large, high quality ear. For later
spring plantings. (C)
Senaca Chief 17,22,25 Good standard variety. (C,P,M)
Sweetie 82 1,23 Large ear, good yields. (C,P)
Butter & Sugar 22,23 Consistent yielder, good quality standard type.
Top Notch(sh2) 9 Very sweet, early. (C)
Calico Belle 4 Refined, good quality ear, high yielding. (C)
Dazzle (sh2) 4 High quality attractive ears, good tip fill,
yields well, excellent crate pack out.
Ssupersweet 1 High quality and yields. Excellent crate pack
Ssupersweet 1 High quality and yields. Excellent crate pack
Sweeter Bi Far 9 Early high quality corn, very sweet. (C)
Sweet Sue (su) 9 Consistent yielder, good quality standard type.
Biqueen (su) 1,15 Consistent yielder, good quality standard type.
*Note: sh2 and s.e. are high sugar genes and require special
The seed of super sweet varieties is substantially different from
normal (sugary) types. The single gene mutant which causes the high
sugar content and low water soluble polysaccharides in the ears you
grow, also causes the hybrid seed to be substantially lower in density
and have a wrinkled appearance. Consequently, seed counts are
approximately double those of normal varieties. The above varieties
are that gene type sh2 are suggested for mass planting, as cross
pollination with non-sh2 types may reduce total sugars and result in
tough pericarps. Isolation of sh2 from other sweet corn gene types is
CUCUMBERS Disease resistance symbols: CMV = cucumber mosaic virus,
DM = downy mildew, PM = powdery mildew, A = anthracnose, ALS = angular
leaf spot, S = scab.
Slicer Fresh Market
Centurion 1,6,12,15 CMV,DM,PM,A,ALS,S. Excellent yields, high
quality fruit, spring planting. 59 days.
Dasher II 1,5,6,16, CMV,DM,PM,A,ALS,S. Good yields, spring planting,
22,25 58 days. (C,P,M)
General Lee 4,6,8,12, CMV,DM,PM,S. Excellent yields, high quality
14,22 fruit. Spring planting. 66 days. (C,P)
Guardian 15 CMV,DM,PM,ALS,S. Good yields. Spring planting.
61 days. (C,P,M)
Marketmore 76 1,4,6,9, CMV,PM. Good for mountain trellis production.
10,12,14, High quality fruit, lower yields. Spring
15,16,22,25 planting. 67 days. (C,P,M)
Maximore 100 1 ALS,A,DM,CMV,PM,S. Widely adapted, excellent
Poinsett 76 1,4,6,10, DM,PM,A,ALS,S. Continuous multiple harvest
12,15,16, (good pick-your-own). Excellent for fall
22,25 planting. Short fruit length. 65 days. (C,P)
Revenue 6,8,12,22 S. Good yields. Spring planting, 67 days. (C,P)
Speedway 16 High yielding. Early, dark green color, 8"
long, good keeping ability.
Sprint 440 S 4,6,12,22 CMV,DM,PM,A,ALS,S. Very early and good yields,
but poor quality fruit. Spring planting, 52
Striker 4,6,12 Recommended for fall planting or when stress
conditions are anticipated. Similar to
Marketmore 76 with slightly longer fruits.
Turbo 6,12,16 CMV, DM, PM, A, ALS, S. Good vigor and yields.
Long fruit. 66 days.
Calypso 1,4,6,9,12, CMV,DM,PM,A,ALS,S. Consistent producer, spring
14,16,22, and fall plantings. 53 days. (C,P,M)
Fancipak 4,6,12 DM,A. Dark green color, 40-45 days. (C,P,M)
Napolean 14,23 ALS,S,DM,PM,CMV,A. Medium dark green, good
producer. 51 days. (C,P)
Raleigh NCSU DM,A. High yielding, quality fruit. 40-45
Transamerica 8 DM,PM,A,ALS,S. Long fruit. 50 days. (C,P)
(Multiple or Once-over Harvest)
Cross Country 8,14,22 DM. Long fruit. 50 days. (C,P)
Discover 4,6,12 DM,A. Large fruit, fair color. (C,P)
Johnston NCSU DM,A. High yielding, quality fruit. (C,P)
Primepak 4,6,12 DM,PM,A. Very long. Good quality fruit. (C,P)
Regal 6,9,12 CMV,DM,PM,A,ALS,S. Very early, high yielding,
long fruited, dark green. (C,P)
Royal 6,9,12 CMV,DM,PM,A,ALS,S. Dark green, long fruited.
(Winter or oriental radish)
April Cross 1 Very long, mild, slow bolting type. 60 days.
H. N. Cross 1 Short oriental radish, good for spring
planting. 75 days. (C,P)
Classic 6,9,12 Hybrid, high early yields; good deep color
but not as uniform as Special Hibush; generally
not as long. 76-80 days. (C,P,M)
Epic 6,12,16 Long tapered classic shape, good yields. 76
Little Fingers 6,9,12 Oriental type with smooth, slender fruit 4-7 in.
long. 68 days. (M)
Long Tom 6,12,19 Oriental type, good yield of slender 4-6 in.
long fruit. (C,P,M)
Sonata 9 Improved classic type.
Special Hibush 6,9,12 Outstanding shape and color. Yields over full
season. Resistant to phomopsis fruit rot.
80-83 days. (C,P,M)
Small Types 1,5,6,9,10, Various shapes, colors and sizes. 100 days.
Large types 5,6,9,10, Green color, Includes Large Bottle, Calabash,
12,14 Italian Edible, and Long Handle Dipper types.
100 days. (C,P,M)
Honeybrew 1,19 A large round melon with lime green flesh.
Good disease resistance to Fusarium Race 1,
downy and powdery mildew. 90 days. (C,P,M)
Earli-Dew 16 Small (2-3 lb), round fruit with green flesh.
Creamy green at maturity. Slips when mature.
Resistant to Fusarium Race 2. Early, 80 days.
Blue Armor 1 Hybrid, vigorous, uniform tall plants. Curled
leaves with dark blue green color. 52 days. (C)
Blue Knight 1 Vates type with taller stalk and more vigor.
Long harvest period. 68 days. (P)
Siberian 5,6,12,15, Tall, sprawling, vigorous plant with large blue
23 green leaves with frilled edges. 60-65 days.
Vates 4,6,9,12 Low spreading, hardy and slow to bolt. Leaves
tightly curled and bluish green. 55-57 days.
Grand Duke 1,5,9,10, Hybrid. Large, uniform bulbs with smooth,
14,15,22 medium green skin. 50 days. (M)
Catalina 1 Large extra blue-green leaves, broad stems, good
quality. 150 days. (C,P,M)
Titan 6,12,22 Extra long early, good for spring planting. 70
LETTUCE - Head:
Ithaca 1,4,6,12, Large firm heads with dark green outer leaves
14,16,22 and heavy midribs. 82 days. (C,P,M)
LETTUCE - Leaf:
Grand Rapids 1,4,5,6,8, Medium large plant with large curled leaves
9,12,15, formed into a compact bunch. 43 days. (C,P,M)
Red Sails 1,6,12,22 Large red leaf lettuce; strong red fringe on
outer half of leaf. 45 days. (C,P,M)
Ruby 5,6,12,15, Bright green, frilled leaves, shaded with
22 intense red. 47 days. (C,P,M)
Salad Bowl 1,4,5,6,8, Produces attractive, tender leaves even under
9,12,15,23 warm, dry conditions. 43 days. (C,P,M)
Slobolt 1,6,12,14 Bolt resistant leaf type, very attractive with
excellent packout. 45 days (C,P,M)
Cos or Romaine:
Romulus 1,6,12,16 A mid-season cos, good wrapper leaves, very
uniform, slightly savoyed. 75 days. (C,P,M)
Signal 1,6,12,16 A mid-season cos, good wrapper leaves, good
uniformity and fine texture. 69 days. (C,P,M)
Buttercrunch 1,5,6,12, Bibb type, long-standing. Thick clusters of
crisp leaves. 64 days.
M.T.O. 14,15,16, (C,P,M)
Nancy 11 "Big Boston", medium green, holds well. Mildew
resistant. M.T.O. 58 days. (C,P,M)
Allstar 9 Hybrid, eastern-western fruit, slight ribbing,
high sugars, good shipper. 85 days. (C,P)
Ambrosia 1,5,6,12, Great aroma, large fruit, thick flesh, very
14 high sugar content. Local sales only. 86 days.
Athena (trial) 15 Large fruit, 6-8 lbs, large cavity, western
type. Shipping not as good as its replacement
Argonaut. 85 days. (C)
Burpee Hybrid 1,5,6,12, Medium size fruits with distinct ribs and
14,22 attractive cream to yellow skin at maturity.
The most popular variety grown for local sales
only. 82 days. (C,P,M)
Cordele 4,6,12,14 Sutured, well netted, large, deep salmon
flesh. PM resistance. 83 days. (C)
Durango 1,16 Hybrid, fruit 3-4 lbs, good for shipping.
Coarsely netted with high sugar content.
Resistance to powdery mildew and fusarium
wilt. Western type. 85 days. (C,P)
Eastern Star 1,6,12,15 Very large fruit, about 8 lbs, very early.
Only for local sales. 75 days. (C,P,M)
Gold Star 6,9,12 Good yield of variable sized fruit. Good for
local markets. 87 days. (C,P,M)
Primo 1,6,9,12,14 Hybrid, large western type, about 5-6 lbs. 85
Summet 4,6,12,14 A hybrid variety adapted to crating and
shipping. Fruits are well netted, oval with
slight ribbing. Very firm flesh. 80 days.
Supermarket 1,6,12,16 Hybrid variety with medium size oval fruit. Not
adapted to distance shipping. Dependable
producer but variable fruit size. 85 days.
Superstar 5,6,9,12, A large round melon with pronounced deep ribs
25 and thick netting. Average weight 6 lbs.
86 days. (C,P,M)
Tasty sweet 1,6,12,23 Hybrid, good for shipping. Very high sugar,
3.5 to 4.5 lbs. Western type, 85 days. (C,P)
A-One 19 Sweet, soft, green flesh melon. Slight ribbing,
green rind with slight netting, 90 days.
Galia 13 Sweet, aromatic, soft, green flesh melon.
Yellow-orange rind with slight netting, when
ripe. 80-85 days.
Gallicum 16 Sweet Mediterranean melon that weighs 3-4 lbs.
Exterior is green, then turns golden yellow
when ripe. Slightly netted. Aromatic, with
soft, green flesh that is very sweet and
flavorful. 80-85 days.
Greencorse 2 Heavily curled with frilled margins, dark
green. 50 days. (C,P,M).
Southern Giant 1,5,6,12, Light green, long and wide leaves, heavily
15,23 crumpled and curled at the edges. 40 days.
Tendergreen 6,9,12,23 A quick growing variety. Leaves oblong, thick,
(Mustard Spinach) fairly smooth, medium green in color. 35 days.
Annie Oakley 1,6,12,16 Hybrid okra with angular pods with good
uniformity. Pods are bright green. 53 days.
Clemson 1,4,5,6,8, A uniform, spineless variety with angular pods
Spineless 9,12,14,15, rich green in color; plants 5 feet. 55-60
18,23 days (C,P,M)
Emerald 1,6,9,12, Uniform, spineless. Plants 6-7 feet tall;
15,23 round, smooth pods, rich green in color. 58
Lee 15 A new variety that produces from a single stem
(nonbranching) plant of medium height. Pods
very dark green in color. 55-58 days. (C,P,M)
Beltsville 1,4,5,6,12 F hybrid, good yields, fast growth, non bolting
Bunching winter hardy. 90-160 days. (C,P,M)
Ishikura Long 1,8,14 Hardy variety from Japan with shanks, top grow
to 18-24 in. 90-140 days. (C,P,M)
ONIONS (Short Day)
Contessa 4 White, globe, mild, over winters well, bolt
resistant. 130 days.
Granex 33 4,6,12 Large, yellow, top-shaped bulbs with white
flesh. Early. 100-158 days. (C,P,M)
Primavera 1,6,12,16 Large, yellow, top-shaped bulbs. Very early.
100-120 days. (C)
Texas Early 4,5,6,9,12, Large, yellow, top-shaped bulbs with white
Grano 502 15,18,23 flesh. Use transplants or seed. 100-160 days.
Texas Grano 1,6,12,23 Large, yellow, top-shaped bulbs. Early. 100-140
1015Y days. (C)
ONIONS (Intermediate day) Transplant or direct seed.
Willamette 23 Very large, glove shaped bulbs, over winters
Sweet well. 135 days. (C)
ONIONS (Long day) *Best when grown from transplant in January.
Buffalo 1 Flattened globe shape, very pungent, resists
bolting overwinters well. 120 days. (C)
Golden 6,12,23 Large, very early, globe shaped bulbs. 120
Cascade* days. (C)
Hi Ball 3 Round shape, very pungent, resists bolting,
overwinters well. 110 days. (C)
Juno 1 Flattened globe shape, pungent, over winter
well. 120 days. (C)
Sweet 1,5,14,16, Large, top shaped, pungent, stores well. Best
Sandwich* 23 when transplanted. 120 days. (C)
Tough Ball 3 Flattened globe shape, mild, resists bolting,
overwinters well. 130 days. (C)
Colossus 24,25 Giant crowder, good yields, easy to pick and
shell, semi-vine, good flavor, brown seed.
75 days. (C,P,M)
Dixie Lee 8,24 High yielding, compact plant with long pods;
easy to pick and shell. 60-65 days. (C,P,M)
Hercules 24 High yielding, large seed. 75 days. (C,P,M)
Mississippi 21 Semi-vining bushtype with pods borne above and
Purple below foliage. Purple hull. Crowder with
medium size seed. (C,P,M)
Mississippi 8,24,25 Very compact plant with cream colored pods
Silver concentrated over the row; easy to harvest and
shell. 60-63 days. (C,P,M)
Princess Anne 24 Semi-vining bushtype with pods borne over the
top. A blackeye type. 60-63 days. (C,P,M)
Green Arrow 1,5,9,11, Medium height (2'), bright green, 14 pods
14,22 (4.5") point pods. 69 days. (C,P,M)
Novella 1,6,12,15 Medium height (2.5'), dark green pod (3.5"),
fusarium resistant, great yielder. 64 days.
Sparkle Blunt 1,6,12,15 Short (1.5'), dark green pods (3"), fusarium
resistant. 59 days. (C,P,M)
Tall Telephone 4,8,18, Tall (up to 6') very vigorous vine, pods and
(Alderman) 22,23 seed edible. 70 days. (C,P,M)
PEPPER (open pollinated)
Capistrano 1,16 Very large, dark green thick walled fruit with
4 lobes. Good leaf cover. 76 days. (C,P,M)
Keystone 1,4,5,6,9, Dark green, thick walled fruits with 4 lobes.
Resistant 12,14,15, High early yields. TMV resistant. 70-73 days
Giant #3 16,18,20, from transplants. (C,P)
Jupiter 1,6,12,14, Excellent large, 4 lobed fruit. Good yield and
(contact 15 fruit cover. MAY HAVE INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY
County Agent) TO BACTERIAL SPOT. TREAT SEED WITH CHLORINE!!
Pip 4,6,12 Dark green, medium to large fruit with mostly
4 lobes. 75 days. (C,P)
Yolo Wonder L 1,4,5,6,9, Green, 3-4 lobed fruit, upright plant with
12,15,16, good leaf cover, TMV resistant. 80 days. (P,M)
Cubanelle 1,4,5,6,12, Yellow-green, thin to medium walls, slight
14,16 taper and rounded end. Early. 62-65 days.
Hungarian Wax 5,6,9,12, Smooth, 5-6 inch long fruit are waxy yellow to
14,15,16, orange to red. 65-70 days. (C,P,M)
Jalapeno M 14,15,16,22 Sharp flavor; good for processing and fresh
market, vigorous and upright. 80 days. (C,P,M)
Bell Captain 1,6,12,16 3-4 lobes. Thick walls, very large fruit.
Bell King 9 3 lobes. Thick walls, elongated blocky, good
symmetry. 70 days (C,P)
Camelot 1,16 Very large 4-lobe, dark green, excellent yield
open plant. 74 days. (C,P,M)
Clovis 6,12,15 Long 4 lobe, dark green fruit. Excellent yield
and size. Good shelf life and outstanding red
color. 80 days. (C,P,M)
Elisa 6,12,15 Large, 3-4 lobe, dark green, excellent yield,
good cover. 75 days. (C,P,M)
Gatorbelle 1,6,12,16 Bright green thick walled fruits 3-4 lobes.
Good early yields, may have high level of 3
lobes, TMV resistant. 70-73 days. (P,M)
Hybelle 6,9,12 Fruits 3-4 lobed, blocky fruit. Upright plants
which bear high yields. This hybrid is TMV
resistant. 66-72 days. (P,M)
King Arther 6,12,16 Hybrid, very large, blocky fruit. Good yields.
75 days. (C,P)
Marengo 4,6,12,14 Green thick-walled blocky fruit, mostly 3
lobes. Outstanding red and yellow when mature.
70-74 days. (C,P,M)
Melody 4,6,12 Long 3 lobed fruit; thick walls, good yielder
for processing only, good leaf cover, TMV
resistant. 80 days. (C,P,M)
Mission Bell 6,8,12 Darkest green, early, 4 lobe, medium size fruit
with good cover; continuous set. Concentrated
first set. 73 days. (C,P,M)
Mitla 16 Early hybrid jalapeno, excellent yields. 65
Orobelle 6,12,14,15 Dark green, 4 lobe, blocky yellow when ripe.
TMV and PVY resistant. 77 days. (C,P,M)
Purple Bell 1,5,10,15 Hybrid, purple, turning red at full maturity.
TMV resistant. 75 days. (C,P,M)
Ranger 1,6,12 Hybrid, large, blocky bell, mostly 4 lobed,
tall plant. TMV resistant. 75 days. (C,P)
Ssupersweet 860 1 Excellent, large, quality fruit and yield
potential. (TMV, PVY, STIP). 76 days. (C)
Ssupersweet 862 1 Hybrid, large, blocky fruit. Strong plant
with good cover. (TMV, PVY, STIP). 76 days.
Verdel 6,12,15 Dark green, midseason, 4 lobed thick walled,
good yielding hybrid. Sets well under cool
conditions and has good foliage. 78 days. (C)
Biscayne 6,12,16 Ivory green, medium walls, blocky and tapered,
very early, excellent yield. 65-70 days. (C,P)
Key Largo 1,6,9,12 Light yellow-green, good foliage cover. Medium
walls, tapered, very good yields. 60-64 days.
POTATOES (For more specific information consult HIL 22-B)
Atlantic Midseason. Excellent yielding white with
resistance to Virus X, net necrosis, late
blight and scab. Susceptible to internal
necrosis. Excellent for chips. (C,P,M)
Coastal Chip Midseason, excellent yielding white with
resistance to scab, latent and mild mosaics,
Virus A, and race A of the golden nematode.
Excellent for chips. (C,P)
Fontenot Midseason, good yielding, bright red, "more
info to come"
Katahdin Late. Buff color with disease resistance to
Virus X. (M)
Kennebec Late. White good for chipping with disease
resistance to late blight and Virus X. (M)
Norchip Medium early. Good yielding white with scab
resistance. Very good for chips but poor
Pungo Midseason. Excellent yielding white with
resistance to late blight. Very good for
chips but poor fresh. (C,P)
Red Norland Midseason. High yielding red with no disease
resistance. Ozone susceptible. (C,P)
Red LaSoda Midseason. High yielding red with no disease
resistance. Ozone susceptible. (C,P)
Steuben Late season, but early bulking, good yielding
white chipper with golden nematode resistance.
Control size with close in-row spacing, late.
Superior Early. Fair yielding white potato with
resistance to scab. Good for chips and very
good for fresh market. (C,P)
Autumn Gold 1,5,6,11, All America Selection. Hybrid, yellow while
12,14,22 immature, the color deepens to a glossy golden
orange. Productive, 3-4 pumpkins per vine, 7-10
lbs. Very early. 90 days. (C,P,M)
Big Max 1,4,5,6,9, Some disease tolerance; very large, up to 200
10,12,15 lbs, squash type pumpkin. 110 days. (C,P)
Big Tom, Howden,1,4,6,9,11, A large fruited, smooth pumpkin, variable
Connecticut 12,14,15, shape. Ideal for jack-o-lanterns. 95-100 days.
Field or 16,22,23, (C,P,M)
Ghost-Rider 11,14,22 Medium size (7-10 lbs) consistent size and
uniform shape, good for jack-o-lanterns.
Lighter orange color. 100 days. (C,P,M)
Jack-Be-Little 1,5,6,10, Miniature pumpkin for decoration. 85 days.
Jackpot 9,15 Hybrid. Compact vine growth. Round,
intermediate to large fruit, good orange
color. 100 days. (C,P,M)
Mammoth Gold 6,10,12,18, A large fruited type, 20-24 lbs. Bright deep
23,25 orange. Bottom is often pointed, often
flattened and discolored ground spot.
Primarily decoration. 100 days. (C,P,M)
Munchkin 9 Miniature pumpkin for decoration. 85 days.
Pro Gold 500 1 Hybrid, strong vine. Excellent productivity,
large size with good handle. 95 days. (C)
Pro Gold 510 1 Large fruit, smooth, high quality gybrid.
Deep orange color. High yields. 95 days. (CPM)
Small Sugar 1,4,5,6,10, Small fruited type, ranging from 5-8 inches
12,14,22,23 wide. Orange color. 100 days. (C,P,M)
Spirit 16 Medium-large fruit, good jack-o-lantern type,
tends to yield better than Howden. 95 days.
Spookie 6,9,12,15, Small fruited types, ranging from 4-10 inches
22 wide. Medium orange color. 95-100 days. (C,P,M)
H.N. Cross 1 Good quality, blunt thick roots. 75 days.
Mino Spring 11 Very long, thin roots, crack resistant, good
Cross yield. 75 days. (C,P,M)
Bloomsdale 6,12,15,23 Large, erect, uniform plants with dark green
Savory foliage. 42-46 days. (C,P,M)
Hybrid #7 6,12,23 Good fall variety but bolts in the spring.
Semi-pack with dark green slightly savoyed
leaves. Resistant to downy mildew. 40-43 days.
Hybrid 6,8,12 Slightly longer standing than Old Dominion.
Chesapeake Mostly upright plants with large medium green
colored, semi-savoyed leaves. 42-45 days.
Melody 1,6,12 Semi-savoy, large fast growing plants for
spring and fall. 43 days. (C,P,M)
Tyee 1,6,9,12 Semi-savoy, large fast-growing. Very slow bolt.
Heat and cold tolerant. 39 days. (C,P,M)
Dixie 4,6,12,14, Prolific, hybrid crookneck. Plants single
25 stemmed and medium in size. Dependable. 46-50
Elite 9,18 An outstanding hybrid with medium green fruit.
(Zucchini) A very dependable producer. 47-50 days. (C,P,M)
Goldbar 1,6,12,16, Hybrid variety with straight, rich cream color,
25 very uniform fruit. Medium to large size
plants. 47-50 days.(C,P,M)
Lemondrop L 4,6,12 Hybrid straightneck with a glossy, smooth light
lemon-yellow skin. 41 days. (C,P,M)
Medallion 1 Hybrid semi-crookneck. Fruits with strong
necks. Vigorous, productive plant. Consistent.
52 days. (C,P,M)
Multipik 6,9,12 Hybrid glossy yellow straightneck with
"precocious yellow gene" which retards
greening caused by cucumber mosaic virus. This
variety has a light stem versus green stem. 50
Noblesse 6 Hybrid glossy. Very dark green fruit. Good
(Zucchini) producer, more slender than Elite. 47-50 days.
Seneca Prolific 1,6,9,12 Hybrid, slightly tapered fruit with rich creamy
color. Dependable. 47-50 days. (C,P,M)
Sunbar 1,6,12,16 Hybrid, yellow straightneck with "precocious
yellow gene," cylindrical fruit. 43 days.
Superpik 9 Straight neck, "precocious yellow gene." 50
Supersett 9 Yellow crookneck with "precocious yellow gene"
which retards greening caused by cucumber
mosaic virus. 50 days. (C)
Tigris 6 Like Elite, except that has Zucchini yellow
(Zucchini) mosaic and watermelon II mosaic virus
(HMX3711) resistance. 45-50 days.
Buttercup 1,5,6,9,10, A grayish-green colored, cylindrical shaped
11,12,14, fruit with flattened ends. A high quality
15,22,23 variety. 88-92 days. (C,P,M)
Butternut 1,4,5,6,8, Tan colored bulbous seed cavity, 1-3 lbs. Flesh
(Waltham) 9,10,11,12, texture firm with sweet taste. 85-90 days.
Gold Nugget 4,11,15,22, Small, round to flattened, red orange fruit,
23,25 1/2 to 1 1/2 lbs. Compact vines, good yield,
and excellent flavored dry flesh. 85 days.
Puritan 4 Butternut type with smaller fruit than Waltham.
Fruit blocky, smooth and free of crookneck
types. 80 days. (C,P,M)
Table Queen 1,4,5,8,9, An acorn type with fruits medium to small
10,14,15, weighing from 1-2 lbs each with a light yellow
22,23,25 flesh color, sweet taste. 84-88 days. (C,P,M)
Tay Belle 4,14 An acorn type with fruits medium to small
weighing from 1-2 lbs, medium color, sweet
taste, classy look, early and short vine. 70
Vegetable 1,4,5,9,10, Long shape, yellowish skin, 3-5 lbs. 110 days.
Spaghetti 11,14,15, (C,P,M)
SWEETPOTATOES (For more specific information consult HIL 23-D)
Beauregard Heart-shaped leaves, with distinctive red wine colored
ban across base of leaf; roots with rose colored skin
and orange flesh. High yields and good storage life.
Resistant to white grubs and soil pox, but susceptible
to root knot and bacterial soft rot. Roots can vary in
color and shape depending on soil in environment.
Usually, good-pack out.(C,P)
Cordner Green, shouldered leaves, green stems. High yields of
uniform roots with light copper colored skin and medium
orange flesh with excellent storage life. Good transplant
production. Resistant to root knot and Fusarium wilt, but
susceptible to soil pox and flooding damage. Similar to
Jewel type. (C,P)
Goldstar Light green leaves. Lighter copper skin than Jewel, good
orange flesh. Roots are longer than Jewel, shorter than
Beauregard. Yields better than Jewel. Should be planted
early to permit sizing (120-130 days). Excellent sprouter.
Hernandez Arrow-shaped leaves, red stems. Burnt orange skin and deep
orange flesh. Moderate yield with very uniform root shape,
80-90% pack-out is common. Moderately resistant to soil
rot. Resistant to soil rot, root-knot nematode and Fusarium
wilt. Sporadic sprout producer. 120 days.
Jewel Green, shouldered leaves. Roots with light copper colored
skin and deep orange flesh. High yields of uniform roots
with excellent storage life. Good transplant production.
Resistant to Fusarium wilt, root knot and chilling but
susceptible to flooding damage and soil pox. (C,P)
TOMATOES Disease resistance symbols: V = Verticillium wilt, F =
Fusarium wilt, N = Nematodes, A = Alternaria Stem Canker, S = Gray Leaf Spot
Colonial 6,12,16 ASVF 1 & 2. Early, firm, excellent size,
smooth finish, jointless, crack resistant,
determinate. Mature green (MG) or vine ripe
(VR) harvest. (C,P,M)
Duke 1,6,12,16 ASVF 1 & 2. Very early, firm good size, smooth
finish, jointless, crack resistant;
determinate. MG or VR. (C,P)
Heat Wave 6,12,16 Medium early, medium or large fruit, smooth
(Fall only) flattened globe, compact vine.
Heat tolerant. Good for fall planting only.
Mountain 6,12,16 VF 1 & 2. Early midseason. Medium plant size
Delight with good cover. Mountain Pride type with
larger fruit and more concentrated yield. MG or
Mountain Fresh 4 VF 1 & 2. Very large fruit, good finish,
(trial) good cover, determinate, less bush than
Mountain Pride. VR. (P,M)
Mountain Gold 6,12,15 Golden when mature, smooth, Crack resistant,
determinate, good cover. V 1, F 1 & 2.
Mountain Pride 1,4,6,9,12, VF 1 & 2. Medium to late, very firm,
14,16,18,23 exceptional size, good pack out percentage,
very crack resistant (reduce N rate); vigorous
determinate. Midseason. VR. (C,P,M)
Mountain Spring 6,12,14,15 VF 1 & 2. Very early, large smooth, crack
resistant, determinate, good cover. (C,P,M)
Mountain 4 VF 1 & 2. Late midseason, medium size, good
Supreme (trial) cover. Early blight resistant. (C,P,M)
Monte Verde 4,6,12 VF 1 & 2. Non hybrid, excellent firmness
yield and finish, smooth blossom end.
Midseason. MG or VR. (C,P,M)
Piedmont 1,23 VF 1 & 2. Non hybrid, good firmness, yield
finish pack out. Good foliage. Midseason.
Especially good for fall plantings. VR or MG.
Pik-Red 6,9,12 VF 1 & 2 N. Very early, very large fruit,
extremely firm, large size, crack resistant;
very determinate. Very early. VR. (C,P)
Solar Set 4,6,12 ASVF 1 & 2. Medium early, medium large fruit,
smooth, flattened globe, (Fall only) compact
vine. Heat tolerant, good for fall planting
only. MG. (C,P)
Summit 1,16,23 VF 1 & 2. Large fruited, jointless. Good
firmness and pack out. Late. VR. (M)
Sunbeam 4,6,12 ASVF 1 & 2. Large fruit with high pack out.
Midseason. VR. (C,P)
Sunny 4,6,12 ASVF 1 & 2. Early, medium fruit, smooth fruit,
good foliage, good yield; determinate. Very
early. MG. (C,P)
Sunrise 4,14 Very early, good cover flat glove with good
crack resistance. Very early. (C,P)
Cherry Grande 1,6,12,16 Early, large cherry type (1 1/4" diam.), F1
Hybrid, exceptional yield, vigorous plant;
determinate. Midseason. (C,P,M)
Mountain Belle 6,12,14,15 Medium cherry, uniform size, jointless
determinate. V 1, F 1. Midseason. (C,P,M)
Red Cherry 4,5,6,12,16 Small fruited salad type with heavy and
(Large) continuous production; good bright color;
strongly indeterminate. Fruit up to 1 inch in
diameter. Midseason. (C,P,M)
Heinz 722 6,12 VF. Early mid season, very firm, good yield,
good whole pack quality, determinate. Early.
Peto 882 6,12,16 Very firm pear for staked fresh market.
Wolfpack 1 6,12,16 VF. Medium size firm, blocky fruit with good
color and yield. Midseason. (C)
Wolfpack 2 6,12,16 VF. A medium size firm, blocky, good size,
color and yield. Excellent canned quality.
All Top 1,6,12,14 Very broadleaf, hybrid with dark green leaves.
Exceptional yields. 50 days. (C,P,M)
Just Right 1,4,6,9, A very attractive, flattened large solid white
(Hybrid) 12,15,23 root with a compact top. Use as a fall crop
only. 42-44 days. (C,P,M)
Purple Top 1,4,5,6,8, The most outstanding commercial turnip. Roots
White Globe 9,12,14,15, are large, light purple shoulder. Good for
22,23,25 bunching or trimming. 45-50 days. (C,P,M)
Seven Top 4,9,14,23, Longtime dependability for greens only. A heavy
25 yielder. 40-45 days. (C,P,M)
WATERMELONS (open pollinated)
Charleston 1,4,5,6,8, Dependable long gray type with fruits in the
Gray 9,10,12,15, 20-27 lb class. A good shipper with resistance
18,22,23,25 to Fusarium and anthracnose. 84-88 days.
Jubilee 1,6,12 Elongated fruit, rind light green with dark
stripes. A large melon, 25-30 lbs, with
pink-red flesh. Less Fusarium wilt resistance
than Crimson Sweet. 90 days. (C,P,M)
Crimson Sweet 1,4,5,6,8, A small seeded, round fruit with alternating
9,10,12,14, dark and light green stripes. Very sweet deep
15,16,19, red flesh. Will not hold very long once ripe.
22,23,25 Resistant to Fusarium wilt and anthracnose,
race 1. 85 days. (C,P,M)
Early Jubilee 1,6,12 Elongated fruit, Jubilee rind pattern, but
earlier than Jubilee. Large size melon,
24-28 lbs. Fusarium wilt resistance. 80-85
Fiesta 1,6,12,14, Elongated fruit, Allsweet type, ships well.
15 85-90 days. (C)
Jubilation 1,6,12,14, Large blocky Jubilee type melon. Light green
15 with dark stripes. Ships well, high yield.
Resistant to fusarium and anthracnose. 85-90
Mirage 4,6,12,25 Large oblong melon, light green with dark
stripes, tough rind; deep red flesh. Fusarium
resistance. 85 days. (C,P,M)
Regency 1,6,12,16 Improved Royal Sweet type with improved flesh
color and texture. Slightly smaller fruits than
Royal Sweet. 85 days (C)
Royal Jubilee 1,6,12,16 Elongated fruit. Jubilee type. Large size
melon, 24-28 lbs. Fusarium wilt and anthracnose
resistance. 95 days. (C)
Royal Majesty 16 Elongated melon. Allsweet type. Ships well,
excellent quality with deep red flesh, small
seed, 20-24 lb. Rind is lighter color than
'Sangria'. 85 days.
Royal Star 16 Oval to oblong fruit. 'Crimson Sweet' rind
pattern. Has yielded well under water stress.
Uniform fruit size. 85 days.
Royal Sweet 1,5,6,12,16 Oblong, good shipper, 20-25 lbs. Resistance to
Fusarium wilt. 85 days. (C,P)
Sangria 1,6,12,14, Large, elongated melon. Distinct rind pattern;
15 Allsweet type. Ships well, fair yield; deep red
flesh, small seeded. 85-90 days. NOTE: Vine
cover essential to avoid sun scald. Where
sizing is a problem, small fruit may be small
in circumference (skinny). (C,P,M)
Starbrite 4 Oblong fruit. Heavy yielder. Similar rind
pattern as 'Mirage'. Large fruit size
(24-28 lb.). Better shipper than 'Mirage'.
Mickylee 1,6,12,22, Open pollinated, light green, disease
25 resistance. 8-10 lb fruit. 85 days. (C,P,M)
Minilee 1,6,12,25 Open pollinated, light green, excellent
disease resistance. 5-8 lb fruit. 85 days.
Sugar Baby 1,4,5,6,10, Open pollinated, early, round, dark green. For
11,12,14, local market only. 5-8 lb. fruit. 75 days.
Tiger Baby 1,6,12,16 Hybrid, oval, striped rind pattern. Good
shipper. 6-10 lb. fruit. 85 days. (C,P,M)
Crimson Trio 6,12,14,15 Oblong, globe shape, 14-18 lb fruit. Rind is
medium green with dark green stripes. Good
yield and size.
Millionaire 6,9,12 Oval, 15-20 lb fruit. Very prolific yielder.
85 days. (C)
Honeyheart 1,6,12,16 Round, 8-10 lb fruit. Rind is gray-green with
dark stripes. Only yellow flesh available.
Susceptible to hollow heart. Must be handled
carefully. 80-85 days. (C)
Queen of Hearts 1,6,12,16 Oval, 10-16 lb fruit. Light green, dark
stripes. 80-85 days. (C)
Ssupersweet 1,6,12 Oval, 12-15 lb fruit. Rind is light green
2532 with thick dark green stripes. Firm crisp
flesh. 85 days.
Supersweet 1,6,12 Oblong, 14-18 lb fruit. Rind is light green
5244 with thick dark green stripes. 85 days. (C)
Sweet Heart Park Seed Ice box type, round, uniform fruit, 10-12 lb.
Solid green rind (C)
Tiffany 4,6,12 Round, 18-22 lb fruit. 'Crimson Sweet' rind
pattern. Vigorous vine growth, produces
larger fruit than most seedless varieties.
80 days. (C)
* Triploid (seedless) watermelon should be established only from
transplants. Triploid watermelons have specific soil moisture and
temperature requirements for germination. They also require very
specific cultural practices.
LISTING OF SEED SOURCES
We have tried to compile as complete a list as possible of major vegetable
seed companies, but may have inadvertently overlooked one, for which we
apologize. Also, we have not included local companies.
1. Abbott & Cobb Seed Co. (800/345-7333)
Feasterville, PA 19047
* Salesman - Pete Suddarth (919/249-8135)
2. Alf Christianson (206/336-9727)
P.O. Box 98
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
3. American Takii Inc.
301 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA 93906
4. Asgrow Seed Co. (800/334-6571)
P.O. Box 48503
Doraville, GA 30362
* Salesman - Pieter Westerbeek, Jr. (919/592-7825)
5. Ball Seed Co.
P.O. Box 335
West Chicago, IL 60185
* Salesman - Randy Puresse (919/481-1175)
6. Clifton Seed (919/267-2690)
Route 2, Hwy 403S
Faison, NC 28341
7. Crookham Co. (208/459-7451)
P.O. Box 520
Caldwell, ID 83606-0520
8. Ferry Morse Seed Co. (813/626-3197)
5904 Adamo Drive
Tampa, FL 33605
9. Harris/Moran Seed Co. (716/442-0424)
3670 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624
* Salesman - Sonny Simerly (407/324-9531)
10. Hollar and Co. (303/254-7411)
P.O. Box 106
Rocky Ford, CO 81067
11. Johnny's Selected Seeds (207/437-9294)
Foss Hill Road
Albion, Maine 04910
12. Jefferys Seed (919/734-2985)
P.O. Box 887
Goldsboro, NC 27533
13. Pioneer Vegetable Genetics, Inc.
6800 Pioneer ParkwayŚ P.O. Box 316
Johnston, IA 50131
14. Marketmore Inc. (800/428-9733)
4305 32nd Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205
* Salesman - Mike Muller
15. Rogers NK (800/462-0608)
Vegetable Div. Headquarters
P.O. Box 1827
Gilroy, CA 95020
* Salesman - Craig Mathis (404/556-8677)
16. Petoseed Company (805/647-1188)
Saticoy, CA 93004
* Salesman - Steve Coffey (803/543-4311)
17. Robson Seed Corp. (716/526-6397)
1 Seneca Circle
Hall, NY 14463-0270
18. Royal Sluis (408/757-4191)
1293 Harkins Rd.
Salinas, CA 93901
* Salesman - Zeb James
19. Sakata Seed Co.
P.O. Box 880
Morgan Hill, CA 95308
* Salesman - Howard Adams (813/939-0093)
19a. Seedway (800/952-7333)
1225 Zeager Rd.
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
* Salesman - Joe Jones (910/628-8779)
20. Sluis & Groot Veg. Seeds (408/758-4644)
124 Griffin St.
Salinas, CA 93901
21. C. T. Smith (512/569-2140)
409 Houston St.
P.O. Box 130Ś Pleasanton, TX 78064
22. Stokes Seed Co. (716/685-6980)
Buffalo, NY 14240
23. Sun Seeds (408/776-1111)
18640 Sutter Blvd.
Morgan Mill, CA 95039-2825
24. The Wax Company, Inc. (601/256-3511)
P.O. Box 60
Amory, MS 38821
25. Willhite Seed Co. (817/599-8656)
P.O. Box 23
Poolville, TX 76487
Horticultural Information Leaflets (HIL's) on vegetable crops are updated
periodically. Please contact your County Extension Center for a copy of any
of the leaflets listed below:
NO. TITLE REVISION
00 Suggested Commercial Vegetable Varieties 12/94
2-A Commercial Asparagus Production 9/94
3-A Pole Bean Production 4/93
3-B Lima Bean Production 11/91
3-C Commercial Snap Bean Production 9/91
4 Beet Production 9/94
5 Broccoli Production 4/93
5-A Broccoli Raab 9/94
5-B Broccoli Production Guide for Western North Carolina 2/94
6 Brussel Sprouts 4/93
7 Cabbage Production 4/93
9 Commercial Carrot Production 4/93
10 Cauliflower 4/93
11 Lettuce 6/94
12 Collards 6/94
13 Commercial Sweet Corn Production 12/94
14 Cucumbers for Fresh Market 12/90
14-A Pickling Cucumbers 12/90
14-B Trellised Cucumbers 7/94
15 Eggplant 7/94
16 Greens for Market 7/94
16-A Upland Cress 7/94
17 Spinach Production 7/94
18 Green Bunch Onion Production 7/94
18-A Bulb Onion Production in Eastern North Carolina 9/94
19 Okra Production 7/94
20 Southern Peas 7/94
21 Pepper Production (Bell, Small and Pimento) 10/94
22 Commercial Potato Production in Eastern North Carolina 5/93
22-B Potato Varieties 11/90
22-C Irish Potato Production in Western North Carolina 4/91
23 Pre-sprouting Sweet Potatoes 10/90
23-A Difference Between Sweet Potato and Yam 6/90
23-C Guidelines for Sweet Potato Seed Stock and Transplant 9/90
23-D Sweetpotato Varieties 1/94
24 Growing Pumpkins and Winter Squash 11/91
24-A Summer Squash Production 9/93
25 Radish 4/91
26 Turnips and Rutabagas 7/94
27 Commercial Celery Production in Eastern North Carolina 7/94
28-A Fresh Market Tomato Production for Piedmont and Coastal 9/94
Plain of North Carolina
28-D Blossom-end Rot of Tomatoes 7/94
28-F Tomatoes for Processing in Eastern North Carolina 7/94
28-G Pruning and Supporting Tomatoes 7/94
29 Growing Gourds 11/91
32 Greenhouse Tomato Production - The Soil System 3/92
32-A Greenhouse Vegetable Production Reference List I 1/95
32-B Greenhouse Vegetable Production Reference List II 8/93
33-A Drip or Trickle Irrigation - A Component Checklist 4/93
33-B Drip or Trickle Irrigation System - An Operation and 4/93
36 Precision Seeding for Vegetable Crops 7/94
120 Commercial Luffa Sponge Gourd Production 5/93
125 Basil 5/91
126 Lemon Balm 5/91
127 Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots 5/93
128 Caraway 5/92
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Distributed in furtherance of the Acts of Congress of May 8 and June 30,
Employment and program opportunities are offered to all people regardless of
race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. North Carolina State
University at Raleigh, North Carolina A&T State University, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.