NC State Floriculture

Ornamental Vegetable Cultivar Trial Fall 1999

James L. Gibson and Brian E. Whipker

Listed below are 7 cultivars of ornamental vegetables trialed in 8 inch mum pans at the Horticultural Science Field Lab in Raleigh, NC.

Seeds were sown on August 13, 1999, and plugs were transplanted on August 29. Plants were sprayed with B-Nine at 2500 ppm 2 weeks after potting, then 14 days later. Plants were evaluated on October 26.

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
S
Red Russian
Ragged Jack
J, S
Lacinato
Italian Kale
S
Mustards
Red Giant
Red Mustard
S, AT
Mizuna
Potherb Mustard
J, S, AT
Tatsoi
Flat Pak Choi
J, S, AT
Swiss Chard
Bright Lights
Swiss Chard
J, S, B, FG, N, P

* Seed Sources

AT = American Takii- (831) 443-4901

B = Ball Seed- (800) 879-2255

FG = Fred C. Gloeckner- (914) 698-2300

J = Johnny' Seeds- (207) 437-4301

N = Novartis Seeds- (800) 323-7253

P = Parks Seed- (800) 845-3369

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

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

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