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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Conditions of Sale...................................... 2 Terms & Prices Discounts Returned Merchandise Organic Growers Early Ordering To Place an Order...................................... 2 Warranty...................................................... 2

Vegetables

Artichoke...................................................... 3 Asparagus..................................................... 3 Beans............................................................ 3 Soybeans..................................................... 5 Beet.............................................................. 5 Broccoli......................................................... 6 Brokali.......................................................... 7 Sprouting Broccoli...................................... 7 Rapini........................................................... 7 Brussels Sprouts......................................... 8 Burdock........................................................ 8 Cabbage....................................................... 8 Carrot.......................................................... 10 Cauliflower................................................. 12 Celeriac...................................................... 13 Celery......................................................... 14 Chinese (Asian) Vegetables.................... 15 Collards...................................................... 16 Corn (Sweet).............................................. 16 Corn Salad................................................. 18 Cover Crops............................................... 19 Cucumber................................................... 21 Eggplant..................................................... 23 Endive, Escarole, Catalogna.................... 23 Fennel........................................................ 24 Gourds........................................................ 24 Herbs.......................................................... 25 Kale............................................................ 28 Kohlrabi..................................................... 28 Leek............................................................ 28

Lettuce....................................................... 29 Melon......................................................... 35 Mustard...................................................... 37 Okra............................................................ 37 Onion.......................................................... 37 Parsley........................................................ 39 Parsnip....................................................... 39 Peas............................................................ 40 Pepper........................................................ 41 Pumpkin..................................................... 43 Radicchio................................................... 46 Radish......................................................... 46 Rutabaga.................................................... 47 Spinach...................................................... 48 Seeds for Sprouting.................................. 49 Squash........................................................ 49 Swiss Chard................................................ 53 Tomato....................................................... 54 Tomatillo.................................................... 57 Turnip......................................................... 57 Watermelon............................................... 58

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Osborne Seed Company, LLC Conditions of Sale

Terms & Prices All payments shall be in U.S. currency. Payment is required unless an account has been established in advance of delivery. Prices are current as of November 1, 2014 but are subject to change without notice. Payment must be made in U.S. funds by check, money order, all major credit cards or wire transfer. Prices quoted are FOB Mount Vernon WA unless otherwise specified. For customers with established credit , our terms are net 30 days with a service charge of 1.25% per month starting the 31st day after the invoice date (Minimum $3.00). A $3.00 handling fee for U.S. customers and $7.50 for Canadian customers will be added to invoices under $25.00. Canadian Customers Osborne Seed has a weekly scheduled delivery to Surrey BC, seed can be delivered, sent via Canada Post, Greyhound, or UPS. Please allow ample time for your order to be processed. Canadian Duties and Taxes: The Canadian government charges a 5% GST on seed packets less than 125 grams and on Peas, beans and corn less than 5000 Grams. Osborne Seed is not responsible for these charges and has no control over these fees. The customer is responsible for Canadian Customs charges and will be added to the invoice. Osborne Seed does our best to keep the customer cost as low as possible passing on any savings to the customer. Discounts Cash, check or money order payments received within 15 days of date of invoice may receive a 1.5% discount. Returned Merchandise We will not accept the return of any seeds without authorization in writing from the Mount Vernon office. • No seed may be returned after 30 days of delivery date. No opened containers will be accepted. • Returned seed will be subject to a 10% restocking charge. Only after an officially recognized seed lab germination test has been conducted on the seed at customer cost, and said seed meets reasonable standards, will credit be issued. Organic Growers/Untreated Seed We will make every effort to supply you with your requirements of untreated or organically grown seed. It is important that you place your order early to assure full and timely delivery of your seed. Feel free to contact our office for items or pricing not listed in the catalog or price list. Please note that untreated seed may have an increased chance of poor stand establishment and crop failure. Growers must assume all risk connected with lack of seed treatment. Early Ordering Early ordering gives you preference on items in short supply. Special Orders Any item not listed in our catalog or on our website is considered a special order. Items must be purchased in full units and are not returnable.

To Place an Order There are several ways to place your order. Phone 360-424-7333 -OR- 800-845-9113 Fax 360-424-8900 Mail 2428 Old Hwy 99 South, Mount Vernon WA 98273 E-mail [email protected] Website www.osborneseed.com We will need the following information: Farm Name / or your name Address We usually ship UPS or USPS. Please supply your shipping address if it is different from your mailing address. Phone # In case there are questions. Kind, Variety Example: Radish, Cherry Belle Quantity In Ms or Pounds. Refer to your Price List for each variety. Treatment Indicate your preference: • prefer treated seed • prefer untreated seed • will only accept untreated seed • prefer organically grown • need a letter stating we were unable to supply a variety untreated or certified organic. Note: The first quantity in the Price List is the minimum order for that variety. Coated If ordering the following, please indicate if you wish coated (pelleted) or raw: Carrot, Celery, Celeriac, Lettuce, Onion, Parsnip Date wanted Please remember that during the busy season, the waiting period may be up to 10 business days. The busy season is January through April.

Warranty Osborne Seed Company, LLC warrants that the seed it sells conforms to the label description as required by state and federal seed laws. It makes no other warranties, express or implied, of merchantability, fitness for purpose, or otherwise, and in any event its liability for breach of any warranty or contract with respect to such seed is limited to the purchase price of such seed. Osborne Seed Company, LLC further limits to such purchase price its liability of any kind on account of any negligence whatsoever on its part with respect to such seed. As with any seed purchase, failure of the seed to germinate and/or yield and quality reduction may occur as a result of environmental factors specific to growing this seed including, without limitation, cold temperatures, heat, excess moisture, drought, wind, hail, pests, inadequate fertility, misapplication of pesticides, planting date, planting location, soil type, irrigation practices, and insects, disease and weed pressures and other acts of nature.

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ARTICHOKE, ASPARAGUS, BEAN ARTICHOKE

Jersey Knight F1

Opera F1 A 4’ tall plant with an abundance of purple chokes. In our trials, chokes were ready for harvest in early June and continued to produce for several weeks. A great first-year producer; cold hardy. Tavor Imperial Star (OP) Imperial Star type. Terrific variety for the Pacific Northwest and will over-winter in temperate regions. Plant is a hardy bush that produces many firm, meaty globes. Tavor produces 8-10 chokes per plant. Another excellent artichoke to get the season started early. New! ISR F1 During our 2014 trials, we discovered ISR to be more round and more compact than Tavor. Highly uniform globes on a vigorous, nearly spineless bush. Also Available: Green Globe (OP), Imperial Star PVP (OP) Tolerance

ASPARAGUS

F, Rust

One of the most widely adapted “Jersey” all-male hybrids. Out performs open pollinated varieties in trials and tolerates heavy soils.

BEAN

Bush Types Length Lewis 53 days 5.5-6”

Rust

An all-male hybrid that is 7-10 days earlier than Jersey Knight. Well adapted to temperate climates with very high yield potential and good rust resistance. Spears have slightly more purpling than Jersey Knight.

BCMV, CTV, PSP, Rust

Lewis has an upright plant habit that sets attractive, smooth and straight pods. Consistent 5.5 inch dark green beans are set midway on the plant with a sieve size of 3 to 4. Heavy yielding and easy to pick, Lewis performs well into the fall and has an excellent disease package, and great flavor. Concentrated harvest. Rocdor 53 days 6”

Ravel F1 Ravel is an all male hybrid with early maturity and unusually high yield. In Eastern WA trials the spear count far outweighed that of the standard varieties. Ravel produces straight, smooth and strong spears that resist breaking. Produced a bountiful crop in our Western Washington planting from early April, with a long harvest period. Rapsody F1 Mid to late maturing all male hybrid that works well in all soils. Strong spears have tight tips and are very uniform. Excellent yields. The dark green foliage is healthy and remains green allowing for extended assimilation of nutrients to ensure a healthy crop the following season. Jersey Supreme F1

Tolerance

A , BCMV

This wax bean produces heavy yields of fancy, slender, pale-yellow pods on a sturdy plant. Rocdor is the earliest quality yellow wax bean available. The smooth pods have a delicious buttery flavor and dark seeds. Continuous harvest. Barron 54 days 5.5”

BCMV, CTV, PSP, Pss, XAP

A very productive dark green bean. Pods form high on a medium tall, strong upright plant. The consistently straight beans are 5.5”-6” long. In a 12-variety trial planted June 21st North of Pasco, WA it was the first variety to mature. Consistent sieve 4 sized beans and very disease resistant. Crockett 60 days 5.25”

BCMV, CTV, PSP, Pss, Xap

Beans are slender, 2 to 3 sieve, deep green, straight and uniform. We loved the fresh sweet flavor. The plant habit is very upright, and the beans are held high on the plant. Harvest is a breeze due to concentrated sets held out from the stem in large clusters. This variety prefers fertile soil. Tambora 60 days 5”

A, BCMV, PSP

Tambora’s yield of consistently attractive yellow 5” pods is impressive. Beans are concentrated in the upper part of the plant, making for easy picking. This bean is a favorite and a must to try!

Artichoke, ISR

Artichoke, Opera

Asparagus, Ramires

Asparagus, Rapsody (blanched)

Asparagus, Rapsody (plant)

Bean, Lewis

Bean, Rocdor

Bean, Barron

Bean, Tambora

Bean, Crockett

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BEANS Fortex 65 days

BEAN continued



8-10”

Bush Types

Length

Tolerance

Venice 62 days 4-5”

BCMV, CI, PSP

A fabulous variety that continues to rate at the top of our trials. Venice is a very straight and uniform medium-to-late variety with an upright, solid plant. A heavy yielder of deep green pods with an extended harvest period and consistent performance. Refined and delicious. Also Available: BBL 274 , Caprice, Concesa, Gold Rush, HM 5101, Jade , Maxibel, Nickel, Provider , Sahara & Savannah Length

Plant Habit

Tolerance

New! Cobra 58-60 days 7-9”

Pole

A, V1

We added this European type pole bean because of its fantastic flavor. The pods are large, light green, round, and stringless. The beans are tender and smooth. Fast maturing: if you plant them at the same time as Blue Lake Pole you will get a nice crop a week or more earlier. Cobra is good for tunnel and outdoor cultivation, and is vigorous but not too vegetative, allowing for good air flow. Velour 60 days 5”

Upright bush

PSP, TBMV

This purple French filet has the most intense dark color we’ve seen. Thin, refined, extremely straight beans are easy to see in an open, sparse, yet sturdy plant. This bean has great crunch and holds very well on the plant, for a bountiful prolonged harvest. Poseidon 62 days 5.5-6”

Upright bush

A, Ps, V1

Easy to harvest, high yielding, improved Romano type. Long, flat, medium green flesh and very tasty, tender pods. An upright, strong plant with concentrated pod production. Poseidon also proved to have good heat tolerance.

Bean, Cobra

Bean, Poseidon

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6”

A, BV

Compact bush

24” bush

Purple Romano with flat, meaty, slightly curved beans. Dense upright plants produce beans that are so easy to see and pick, they almost fall off into your hand! Saturated bright purple color and delicious flavor make this bean worth trying. Golden Gate 70 days 6-10.5”

Pole

V1

A beautiful and prolific flat wax pole bean. Uniform Romanotype beans turn yellow at 5 inches and are still tender at 10 inches long. The open plant habit makes harvest easy. Sweet and delicious both raw and cooked. Matilda 70 days 6-8”

Pole

BCMV

Finally, a classy climber with round podded, stringless beans! Dark green and glossy, the beans are 6-8 inches long with consistent 4-5 sieve size. Crunchy, juicy and very sweet flavor. Great yield, easy to pick. If you are a pole bean grower, Matilda is a must try. Vroma 70 days 8+”

3’ bush

A super early fava with an incredibly concentrated, heavy set! You will get about two big harvests which will get you to the market early. Follow up with later maturing varieties. Each big pod contains about 4-6 1” tasty beans. Sturdy upright plants are 3’ tall and healthy. Pods are borne in the mid to lower part of the plant. In our 2014 trials we noted a distinct lack of aphids on the Vroma compared to other varieties.

Bean, Velour

Bean, Purple Dove



Harvest when pods are buttery yellow with bright purple stripes, which fade when cooked. If pods are left on the plant to full maturity, the stripes turn red and beans can be used as fresh or dry shell beans. Purple Dove 68 days 4-5”

Pole and Specialty Types

Pole

A French filet pole bean with straight, dark green pods and excellent eating quality. Fortex has an extended production period and is recommended for anyone looking for gourmet flavor and easy harvesting. An extra long french filet... Dragon’s Tongue 68 days

Bean, Fava Vroma

Bean, Venice

Bean, Dragon’s Tongue

Bean, Golden Gate

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BEANS, SOYBEANS, BEET Teggia 70-75 days 6”

Bush Horticulture

BCMV

Teggia is a dual-purpose bean. It has green and red mottled pods at snap bean maturity. You can also allow the pods to dry for tan beans attractively speckled with burgundy at shell maturity. Dried beans are similar in appearance and taste to pintos with a rich, delicious flavor when cooked. Fava Broad Windsor 85 days 7-8”

4.5’ bush

Sturdy plants with broad leaves produce heavy yields of long, green pods. You can plant the hardy Windsor in the early spring or fall. Tiger’s Eye 85 days 5”

24-36” bush

Bean, Teggia

This early dry bean caught our eye with its beautiful glowing colors and swooping patterns. Slightly flattened oval shape, deep orange with burgundy swirls. Dried down in our trials before Cannelini. Great for chili or refried beans, with creamy texture and very tender skin once cooked. Originally from Latin America. Calypso 90 days 5”

15” compact bush

Looking for an eye-catching dry bean? Calypso, also known as Yin Yang, was disease free in our trials and dried down in September from a mid-May planting. Pods average six large oval shaped black and white beans. Excellent for cooking. Silvercloud 95 days 5-6”

Upright Bush

BCMV, CTV

Bean, Tiger’s Eye

Bean, Fava Broad Windsor

Bean, Calypso

Bean, Silvercloud

Soybean, Beer Friend

Beet, Forono

Large-seeded, prolific, white cannellini bean has a beautiful sheen, and even with a longer date to maturity, still works in western WA. We think that this larger bean can fill some of the high market demand for the white kidney class. It has a higher yield by count and weight than European cannellini. Meaty, large beans are excellent for fresh shelling or dried. Resistant to lodging, and tolerant to bean rust. Bred by Washington State University. Also Available: Black Turtle, Blue Lake Pole, California Black Eyed Peas, Cannelini, Lady Di, Malibu, Roma II, Royal Burgundy, Scarlet Runner, Soldier, Supermarconi & Taylor’s Dwarf Horticulture

EDIBLE SOYBEANS (EDAMAME) Beer Friend 110 days High yields, early maturity and excellent quality. Pods contain 2-3 beans with exceptional flavor. Lucky Lion 115 days High yielding variety with an average of 3 beans per pod. Pods are vivid green. Root Shape

BEET

Top Characteristics

Babybeat (OP) 45 days Top shaped

Glossy green, short, upright 9”

Looking for a baby beet with proportional tops? Babybeat has really dark 1.5-2” diameter roots cleanly attached to very uniform 9” tall glossy medium green tops. These beets will not increase in size, allowing you to harvest small for up to a few weeks. Very uniform and clean, Babybeat won us over with its very sweet flavor and smooth skin. Forono (OP) 55 days Cylindrical

Medium green, red veined, erect

Uniform size with a smooth root that averages 5 inches long and 1.5 – 2 inches in diameter. Forono is known for its sweet taste and ease of use for pickling.

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Akela (OP) 65-68 days Globe

Top Characteristics

Red Atlas F1 55 days Top shaped

Bright green, fully upright 14-15”

An attractive beet with pretty, dark green petioles and glossy tops. Tight clean attachment. Good uniform maturity; refined taproot. Sweet mild flavor and very easy to peel. Up to 12-15% Brix. Good disease package. Zeppo F1 55 days Round, Globe

Glossy medium green, upright

This fast growing beet is early maturing, making it best suited for the early bunching market or in any slot as a quick developer. At bunching stage, Zeppo is exceptionally round and smooth with a fine taproot and almost no zoning or lenticels. Roots are a vibrant garnet throughout. Glossy medium green tops were strong and healthy in all our trials. Merlin F1 55-60 days Round

Glossy dark green tops, upright

Merlin offers an exceptionally smooth, uniform round root, is early maturing and has an outstanding flavor due to its high sugar content; up to 14-15% Brix. Beautiful leaves with very dark veins, sturdy tops, and a strong attachment. Touchstone Gold (OP) 55-60 days Globe

Light green, 7-8”

Our standard yellow beet with crisp green tops, pale golden petioles and a clean attachment. Works well for bunching. The roots are vibrant orange with yellow flesh, uniformly globe shaped and very smooth. Has a sweet, mellow flavor. New! Yellow Sunrise (OP) 55-60 days Globe

Bright green, upright 7-8”

Yellow Sunrise is an incredibly stunning yellow fleshed beet with uniform globes and refined taproots. Strong, upright, refined attachments make for an attractive bunch. Red Ace F1 63 days Top shaped

Glossy bright green, upright, 7-8”

Red Ace is a vigorous hybrid with smooth shoulders that works great for bunching. Resists bolting and has excellent disease tolerance.

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Bright green

Akela has an intense dark red color, high sugar content, and strong top attachment. Displays high cold tolerance and is slow to bolt. Akela can be sown early and late in the season. The foliage is strong and healthy. Offers good storability, and high yields for processing. Chioggia “Guardsmark” OP 70 days Flattened globe

Medium green, semi-upright, 10-12”

This beet has striking crimson and white interior zoning and a sweet flavor. High bolt tolerance. Guardsmark strain is selected for more uniform roots than the standard Chioggia. Also Available: Blankoma (OP), Bull’s Blood (OP) , Carillon (OP) & Detroit Dark Red (OP)

BROCCOLI

Days = direct seed to maturity Castle Dome F1 74 days Early maturing broccoli that holds well in the field. The heads are medium dome with tight, refined beads. Castle Dome has good cold vigor, and can produce large, firm heads with a good quantity of weighty side shoots. In the Puget Sound area, we recommend it for the early slot for harvesting to mid-July. Lieutenant F1 75-80 days This gem of a broccoli was impressive through the heat of summer and produced beautiful heads from May, June and July seedings. The medium high domes are extremely smooth, with medium to dark green fine beads. Lieutenant is excellent for medium crown cuts and bunching, with its smooth slender stalks and very uniform maturity. Green Magic F1 80 days This medium maturity variety produces a solid high dome with tight, medium beads. Offers a good crown cut. Green Magic is very uniform, holds in wet conditions, and does well for summer to fall harvest. Tolerant to DM. Holds well after harvest. Izabal F1 80 days An extremely uniform variety with heads held high in the plant. We were impressed with the tight, dense heads, durable beads and smooth medium-tall dome. Everything about this broccoli was uniform; color, shape, size and maturity. Great for one to two harvest passes. Thick, smooth and clean stems give these crowns good weight and make harvest fast and easy.

Beet, Red Atlas

Beet, Yellow Sunrise

Beet, Zeppo

Beet, Chioggia Guardsmark

Beet, Touchstone Gold

Beet, Merlin

Broccoli, Lieutenant

Broccoli, Izabal

Broccoli, Green Magic

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BROCCOLI, BROKALI Sprouting Broccoli, Rapini Ironman F1 80-85 days An excellent choice for cool season production. The compact plant is easily harvested, and the slender stalk works ideally for bunching or crown cuts. Good production of large sideshoots. Ironman’s heads are weighty; the high domes have uniform, firm beads. New! Durapack 16 F1 85-90 days In several years of trialing we found Durapack 16 to be a very uniform broccoli with nice, small beaded, smooth-domed, firm heads. Clean tall stems hold heads up high for easy harvest. Great for both crown cut and bunching. Gypsy F1 90 days Well suited for organic growers due to its strong root system, intermediate resistance to Downey Mildew, and good performance without added fertilization after planting. Smooth dome-shaped heads with small-medium beads are ideal for late summer to fall harvest. Very adaptable. Tahoe F1 97 days Tahoe has great yield potential, especially in organic systems. When given a little more space and irrigation, you can get extra large dark green heads with high smooth domes and medium beads. Excellent for crowns over an extended harvest. Emerald Jewel F1 100 days This variety shows some intermediate resistance to Clubroot! Emerald Jewel has tight beads, good dome and holds well in the heat. We recommend that you plant in the beginning of June for a mid September harvest. Emerald Jewel is slow maturing, but definitely worth the wait. Good size and weight potential. Also Available: Arcadia F1, Diplomat F1, Emerald Crown F1, Everest F1, General F1, Marathon F1 & Packman F1

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Broccoli, Tahoe

Brokali, Apollo

BROKALI A unique cross between broccoli and kale with amazing sweet and tender flesh. The main head can be harvested as a mini head, followed by many tender shoots. Stems are long enough to bunch and beads are tight. Needs more space between plants than broccoli. Transplant or direct seed. Atlantis F1 – Spring/Summer sowing 60 days from mid-May transplant Apollo F1 – Spring/Summer/Fall sowing 65 days from mid-May transplant

Brokali, Atlantis

Sprouting Broccoli, Red Matador

SPROUTING BROCCOLI Summer Purple OP 90 days from transplant Summer Purple will produce colorful and nutritious florets June to October from March plantings. A high-producing, large-framed variety. Winter purple sprouting broccoli varieties: We chose the varieties with the longest, cleanest stems for bunching, and the brightest purple florets. Delicious, tender, productive and attractive, each variety will give two concentrated flushes. Seed all varieties together in mid-June, transplant in mid-July, and you will have sprouts the whole month of February and March. Rudolph OP- Potential first harvest September; can be planted spring through mid summer for extended harvest into February. Red Matador (TZ 7037) F1 – First harvest early February Red Admiral F1 – First harvest mid-late February Red Fire (TZ 5055) F1 – First harvest early March

Sprouting Broccoli, Red Fire

RAPINI (also known as Raab) Thick tender shoots and buds are trademarks of this Italian specialty. Usually direct seeded; thinned to 1 plant per inch. Sorrento (OP) 40 days The blue/green, turnip-like leaves are very uniform with larger florets than traditional types. For harvest during the shorter days of spring and fall.

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Rapini, Sorrento

Sprtng Broccoli, Red Admiral

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BRUSSELS SPROUTS, BURDOCK, CABBAGE

BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Days = from transplant to maturity Gustus F1 110-120 days Early maturing Brussels sprouts with medium green, firm “buttons”. Sprouts are evenly spaced on the stalk and uniform with good quality. Should not be transplanted until late April. Harvest late August through September. Bulk or short stalk harvest. Capitola F1 130-140 days Growers know Capitola for its consistent high quality sprouts. This variety is adaptable and well suited to fresh market and processing. It is machine harvestable. Capitola produces heavy yields and is great for the early to mid-slot in the Northwest. Good for bulk or stalk harvest, we suggest you top for uniform stalk harvest. Aurelius F1 150 days Perfect for the December market and beyond. Aurelius yielded beautiful tight sprouts on very clean stalks that did not lodge. Uniform sprouts throughout the stalk were easy to hand harvest, especially since the plant self-defoliated. Held well in the field into early February. For bulk or excellent for medium stalk harvest. Red Ball (OP) 150 days Red Ball is a colorful way to extend the season. It is great for sprouts and for red collard-like greens. It produces beautiful, round red leaves for many weeks. As the season comes to an end, it has nice red sprouts whose color deepens in the cold. Bulk or stalk harvest. Also Available: Cumulus F1

BURDOCK

Length

Brussels Sprouts, Capitola

Brussels Sprouts, Gustus

Brussels Sprouts, Aurelius

Brussels Sprouts, Red Ball

Burdock, Takinogawa Long

Cabbage, Jetma

Watanabe Early (OP) 110 days 28”

Best planted in March or April for July through August harvest. Watanabe Early is tender with a mild flavor. Takinogawa Long (OP) 120 days 36”

Winter hardy variety is very rich in fiber and has a pleasant taste. Spring plantings can be harvested into winter.

CABBAGE

Days = from transplant to maturity Green Weight

Tolerance

Jetma F1 55 days 2-2.5 lbs.

Bolting

Jetma is our earliest maturing cabbage. It has a glossy green exterior and a solid buttery interior with a small core, round to slightly-oval shape and great uniformity. Heads are held nicely off the ground. Let this cabbage be the first in the market! Crystal Vantage F1 60-65 days 3.5-4 lbs.

FY

An early green cabbage with incredibly sweet flavor and crunch. Holds without splitting. Crystal Vantage performs well in the heat when many other cabbages bolt! High leaf count provides great low-tothe-ground coverage as well as an excellent jacket around the head. Great density and a small core in a tender, bright green 7” head. Expresso F1 60-65 days 3-4 lbs.

Cabbage, Crystal Vantage

BR, FY, Heat

With a good protective wrap, beautiful uniform round head and dense interior, this cabbage is excellent for spring and early summer production. Green Presto F1 62 days 2.5-3 lbs.

BR, FY, Heat

A small cabbage that will fit well in a subscription box! Green Presto performed well in the early summer and fall slots. Small round heads were exceptionally uniform and dense when other varieties ballooned in the heat. Light green heads are held well off the ground.

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Cabbage, Expresso

Cabbage, Green Presto

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cabbage Green Coronet Improved F1 75-80 days 8.5-9.5 lbs.

Princeton F1 115+ days

Cold

Looking for a large deep green cabbage? Green Coronet impressed us all year with its fast growth, small core, density, excellent field holding ability and size stability. The slightly oblate head was uniformly 9” wide by 7” tall on a medium large semi-upright plant. Very uniform maturity, easy to cut, and sturdy enough for longdistance transport. Castello F1 80 days

5-8 lbs.

FY

This late season green cabbage is well adapted to the boxing market and holds for long storage production. Princeton’s 5+ lb. heads are well wrapped and easy to peel. Showed some tolerance to Fusarium Yellows. Sufama F1 120-140 days 16 lbs.

Need a high yielding kraut cabbage? Sufama averaged 16 lbs after 2-3 lbs. Bolting, Cracking 140 days, with very high quality. These large plants exhibited a tall A versatile variety with exceptional field standing ability, growers stalk and good protective wrap. The heads are very round, clean worldwide know Castello for its dependable high quality. Has a with a medium core. Was more resistant to splitting than standard beautiful medium-green color and a delicious, sweet, crisp taste. kraut cabbages in trial. Can be planted in early spring for summer harvest and again in July Also Available: Fast Vantage F1, Kilagreg F1, O-S Cross F1, for a late fall crop. Grows well on both sides of the Cascades. Toughma F1 & Zennith F1 Charmant F1 82 days 2.5-3 lbs.

BR, FY, TB

One of the most dependable cabbages in our offering. Charmant’s blue green head is round and solid with a short core and few outer leaves for close spacing. It matures early but has remarkable holding ability. Best for spring, early summer and fall. Superstar F1 90 days 3 lbs.

BR, FY 1

The star of our trials, Superstar had consistently good quality and field holding ability all season long: spring, summer, and even into early winter! Easy to harvest, these are very round, heavy heads from plants with many protective leaves. Zuleima F1 90-130 days

Weight

Red

Tolerance

Ruby Ball Improved F1 72-75 days 2-3 lbs.

Cold, Heat

Ruby Ball Improved features medium, compact heads that are good for dense planting and have a great round shape with good field holding ability. Worked very well in all the slots in our trials, from early spring to late fall/winter field holding. Ruby King F1 75 days 3.5-4.5 lbs.

Cold

A fast, heavy, round red cabbage that will steal the early market! Ruby King did well in spring and fall, producing brilliantly colored 5-12 lbs. heads with great density and medium-small cores on sturdy plants. In our trial, Zuleima matured at 115 days from transplant. The large We observed good uniformity in maturity, size and shape. heads are slightly flat with large smooth leaves. Light cream colored Red Jewel F1 80 days interior. Great for kraut production, cabbage rolls, slaw, etc. This 3-5 lbs. versatile cabbage has a mild, sweet flavor. Our heads weighed This high yielding red cabbage has very uniform maturity. Red around 12 pounds, but they can be harvested at 5 pounds for fresh market use. “This is one nice cabbage” to quote one of our staffers. Jewel has a tight, slightly-flattened head with a fancy frilled wrap, a medium-small core and small ribs. Red Jewel has performed well in the summer and fall slots in our trials.

Cabbage, Green Coronet Imp

Cabbage, Superstar

Cabbage, Ruby Ball Improved

Cabbage, Ruby King

Cabbage, Red Jewel

Cabbage, Castello

Cabbage, Charmant

Cabbage, Zuleima

Cabbage, Sufama

Cabbage, Princeton

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CABBAGE, CARROT Marabel F1 Winter/overwintering

CABBAGE continued

1-2 lbs., slightly flattened

Days = from transplant to maturity Red continued Weight

Tolerance

Redma F1 80-110 days 4-6 lbs.

Cracking

A very adaptable mid-season hybrid with a long harvest period. Heads are round to oval with an exceptionally striking red color, both internally and externally. Ruby Perfection F1 90 days 3.5-4 lbs.

Cold

The original hybrid January King type, these vigorous plants produce green semi-savoy heads with a reddish purple blush on the outer wrap. Heads are small to medium and slightly flattened. Great for the winter market. Depending on plant date, harvest can occur from November onwards. This variety is reputed to be very long standing. In a grower trial in western Washington, harvest was from early December until early January from a July transplant date. Consulate F1 Winter/overwintering 2-3 lbs., round

Cold, Heat

Cold

This tried and true red keeps performing with the best of them. This slightly savoyed cabbage is more similar to a green cabbage than a savoy. Consulate does well in the late winter, maturing Consistently produces appealing, deep red, globe-shaped heads with a dense interior. Very good field holding ability into the late fall early February and holding into March. The heads are heavy, with and light resistance to Black Rot. The plant boasts a large frame for a medium core and some large external ribs. The head color is a lighter green than a true savoy. Consulate was very uniform, had good weed suppression. Easy to cut. very little damage, and was easy to clean. Kalibos (OP) 105-110 days Endurance F1 Winter/overwintering 4-5 lbs. 2 lbs., round Cold A fun pointed cabbage with beautiful, saturated purple-red coloring This variety is a full savoy for the latest winter/first spring slot. The dark and good interior density. Kalibos sits high off the ground, has a great protective wrap and a large frame. Works well in summer and blue sturdy plants are very upright. The heads were similar to Wirosa, fall. Easy to harvest with a tender, medium-sized core. Has a high coming on a few weeks later, and are very slow to bolt. Plants are sugar content and great flavor. known to go into the winter small, and then fill out in late winter. When seeded early July, they are ready for harvest March to April. Also Available: Red Dynasty F1& Roxanne F1 Also Available: Margot F1, Noelle F1, Resolution F1, Savoy Ace Savoy Improved F1, & Savoy King F1 Weight/Head Shape Tolerance

CARROT

Capriccio F1 90-100 days

Nantes and Bunching

1.5-3 lbs., round

Capriccio is a great early true savoy with excellent field holding ability and good disease resistance. This cabbage has beautifully uniform, dense heads with a dark green wrap, tight savoy and a buttery yellow interior. Miletta F1 95 days 3-3.5 lbs., round

TB

This blue-green true savoy was beautiful in the spring, summer and fall slots, reliably developing a compact plant that produces uniform, dense heads. The most durable of our summer savoys, Miletta had the least bug damage in each trial. Beautiful savoyed yellow interior and medium core. Good holding ability.

Cabbage, Redma

Cabbage Ruby Perfection

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Root Shape

Top Height

Cylindrical, slightly pointed

6”

15-18”

A quick carrot with early weight! Bright orange with a small taproot and a good attachment to finely cut tops. Lots of sweetness with a mild aftertaste and a great crunch. Best harvested young.

Cabbage, Kalibos

Cabbage, Capriccio

Root Size

Laguna F1 65-70 days

Cabbage, Miletta

Cabbage, Endurance

Cabbage, Marabel

Cabbage, Consulate

Carrot, Laguna

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Carrot Hilmar (OP) 75 days Cylindrical, blunt

5-6”

14”

Incredibly uniform for an open pollinated carrot. Hilmar surprised us with its sweet, juicy “real carrot” flavor and crunchy texture. Nice fat blunt tips and good weight. This carrot did really well in our staff taste test. Best for spring and summer production; not for field holding. Jeanette F1 75 days Cylindrical, pointy

8-9”

10-12”

This slender, pointy carrot is great for the early market and is a fast producer all summer! Sweet flavor, even when very young makes Jeanette perfect for your first planting. Good internal color and vigorous foliage with a strong connection. Can be used for mechanical harvest. A very attractive buncher: not for field holding. Bolero F1 80 days

Merida F1 80 days Cylindrical, blunt, long

6-8”

12”

This carrot did well in our early summer trials, but it is also suited for mid to late season. This long and slender Nantes type has bright orange uniform carrots that are crunchy, juicy, and sweet. Best flavor at full maturity. This carrot held well in the soil along with Bolero into the early winter. Also Available: Flyaway F1 & Tendersnax F1

Color & Specialty Root Shape

Root Size

Top Height

4-6”

15-20”

Cumbre F1 65 days Wedge

Cumbre is an early Chantenay hybrid with vigorous tops and high yield potential. This variety is smaller than regular Chantenays Cylindrical, blunt 7-9” 12-14” and has uniform, heavy triangular-shaped roots with strong tops Uniform, sweet tasting Nantes with vigorous tops and strong crown and minimal green shoulders. In our trials, Cumbre tasted best attachments. Tolerance to Alternaria, Powdery Mildew and frost. Makes later in the season with a nice, mild carrot flavor. Very attractive for a great storage carrot and works fantastic for later plantings as well as bunched or bagged ‘mini’ carrots. the main season. Holds well in cold, wet soil into the late fall. Produces heavy yields and is a consistent performer year after year. We offer a full color line of Imperator types: Cream Pak, Purple Goldfinger F1 80 days Elite, Purplesnax, Sherbert, Snowman, Sugarsnax 54 and Cylindrical, blunt

7-8”

14-16”

Goldfinger has a fantastic texture with a beautiful dark orange exterior and saturated orange interior. Develops blunt tips faster than other carrots in its maturity class, and holds its cylindrical shape when grown in heavy, wet soils. We found the flavor to be mild and sweet. With a crunch that was better than the competition. The glossy green tops have a strong attachment, and the shoulders rarely show green discoloration. Jerada F1 70-90 days Cylindrical, blunt

8”

14”

This is an all-season carrot with excellent uniformity and flavor. This beautiful carrot’s high yields will amaze you! In our trials, Jerada was consistently 1” in diameter, long and straight with a good refined connection between clean orange shoulders and healthy tops. Very uniform; adaptable to mechanical harvesting and cold storage. Known in Europe for its uniformity and high quality even when planting density is spotty. This carrot had our favorite crunchy texture.

Carrot, Hilmar

Carrot, Jeanette

Carrot, Jerada in the field

Carrot, Goldfinger

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Yellowbunch. All mature in a similar timeframe and can be combined for a lively, uniform, high quality rainbow bunch! Cream Pak F1 70-75 days Slightly tapered

7-9”

20”

This creamy-white carrot got excellent reviews in our grower taste test. An Imperator-type with consistent cream color throughout and good flavor, even when oversized. Vigorous, dark green foliage with resistance to Alternaria and Powdery Mildew. New! Purple Elite F1 70-75 days Slightly tapered

8-9”

20”

Purple Elite is a slightly tapered medium-dark purple carrot with some light yellow striations, and a nicely contrasting yellow core. It has a sweet, mild flavor for fresh market, but also works well for juicing and processing. Good bolt tolerance.

Carrot, Bolero

Carrot, Merida

Carrot, Cumbre

Carrot, Purple Elite

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CARROT continued

Days = from transplant to maturity

Color & Specialty continued

Root Shape

Root Size

Head Shape

Top Height

Celeritas F1 50-55 days

Purplesnax F1 70-75 days Slightly tapered

8-9”

20”

A superior purple carrot, bred for fresh eating and bunching! Purplesnax did not bolt when planted as early as May 10th ; a huge improvement over any other purple we have trialed. Exterior was medium-dark purple with some white striation, and a contrasting orange to yellow core. Flavor was mild and sweet. Sherbert F1 70-75 days Slightly tapered

8-9”

20”

A very unusual and pretty carrot with a slightly marbled peachyorange exterior and interior. Very uniform and refined, with healthy tops and a root that stays slender. Clean shoulders, earthy flavor and excellent crunch. Snowman F1 70-75 days Slightly tapered

7-9”

20”

A bright white carrot to make the other colors pop! Snowman has excellent smooth skin with no green shoulders. The taste was best when young, with a slight parsnip flavor, and a nice sweetness. Sugarsnax 54 F1 70-75 days Slightly tapered

9-10”

15-20”

Very early-maturing Imperator with an exceptionally mild and sweet flavor. Deep-orange interior and exterior color. Tolerance to Alternaria and Cercospora. Shows some resistance to Pythiumrelated diseases as well. Excellent coverage from healthy tops. Yellowbunch F1 70-75 days Slightly tapered

7-9”

20”

This Imperator-type has consistent yellow color throughout and has a crispy texture with sweet, mild flavor. The foliage tends to be vigorous, dark green, and has some resistance to Alternaria and Powdery Mildew. Also Available: Chantenay Red Cored (OP), Purple 68 F1, Triton F1

Semi-dome

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Cauliflower, Orbit

White

Looking for an improved early maturing cauliflower with large heads and great quality? In our trials, the heads were 7” across with a 4” tall dome, clean white color, and high uniformity requiring only two to three passes. Healthy plant with an open wrap protected better than the competition. Short harvest period. A better quality for the earliest slot. Cheddar F1 70-75 days Semi-dome

Orange

Cheddar makes a medium sized, bright orange head with elevated levels of beta-carotene. The curd maintains a brighter color if the head is not shaded. The color stays true when cooked, and the flavor is mild and sweet. Orbit F1 70 days Peaked with medium dome

Bright green

This Romanesco cauliflower has been consistently earlier than the competition in our trials. Heads mature all at once, are of uniform size, dense, and have great flavor. Average head weight is 1 lb. Orbit has an excellent wrap, uniform intense green curds and creamy green interior. With such early maturity this will help you be first to the market! Vitaverde F1 70 days Semi-dome

Bright green

A vibrant green cauliflower with firm, heavily segmented curd. A fast grower with an upright plant habit. Prefers cool conditions for optimum size, but also performs well in spring and summer slots. This is a classy item to complement your cauliflower program or market table. Synergy F1 75 days Medium high dome

Bright white

Synergy’s excellent wrap results in top quality heads. A few days earlier to mature than Bishop, Synergy has a slightly more open wrap for easier harvest on a more compact plant. Excellent field holding. Heads are held high in upright, slender plants. Tight, smooth domes are protected by abundant sturdy ribs and inner protective leaves. Extended harvest; 3 passes on average.

Carrot (L/R): Yellowbunch, Sherbert, Cream Pak, Purplesnax, Sugarsnax 54

Carrot, Snowman

Color

Cauliflower, Celeritas

Cauliflower, Cheddar, Graffiti & Vitaverde

Cauliflower, Synergy

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26-701 F1 75-78 days Peaked with medium dome

Bright green

This Romanesco’s weight is worth the wait! Incredibly solid and uniform, with nicely centered peaks and very little bronzing. 26701 is bred to handle the heat. Plant on the same date as Orbit for a convenient succession. Very uniform maturity in our trials, and high yield. Graffiti F1 75-80 days Semi-dome

Purple

This cauliflower is stunning! Smooth, tight curds have an attractive deep purple color, which changes very little when cooked. It produces large, beautiful heads, a real draw for farmers market displays. Graffiti requires no sun protection and has tolerance to Downey Mildew. Bishop F1 75-80 days High dome

Cauliflower, 26-701

Bright white

Bishop produces bright white heads, consistently dense curds, excellent weight, and an exceptional “Hershey kiss” style internal wrap. An outstanding mid season variety, with good holding ability. Janvel F1 75-80 days Medium high dome

White

Dense, well-filled curds make this an attractive variety for both fresh market and processing. Tall leaves of this vigorous plant provide excellent sunburn protection for curds. Recommended for late summer and autumn harvest. Also Available: Baldo F1, BOS 92126 F1, Candid Charm F1, Casper F1, Snow Crown F1, Titan F1 & Venus F1

Cauliflower, Janvel

Cauliflower Field

Cauliflower, Bishop

Cauliflower, Bishop wrap

CELERIAC

Overwintering Cauliflower, Alderney

Overwintering Cauliflower, Mumbles

President (OP) 110-160 days Fast maturing celeriac with excellent tops and a large bulb. Clean white root can be harvested young at 110 days after seeding, or wait a few weeks more for increased weight and size. 12-15” tall tops are very clean, dark green, and tightly bunched with no tipburn or diseases. High overall uniformity. Suitable for long storage. Prinz (OP) 150-200 days This light-skinned celeriac with high bolting tolerance is an industry standard. Prinz can be sown as early as January until April, as it has an exceptionally long vernalization requirement before it bolts. Firm, round, fairly smooth bulb with white, tasty flesh. Dark green, upright and glossy foliage is short for easy packaging. Allow 150 days for bunching or 200 days for medium bulb.

Celeriac, President

Celeriac, Prinz

OVERWINTERING CAULIFLOWER Overwintering cauliflower traditionally can be harvested from late January to mid May in the Pacific Northwest. Large framed plants can yield heavy, beautiful heads when storage crops are starting to wane. Very weather dependent, and we have seen results differ every year. It is recommended to seed from June to late July for transplant July to August, depending on your conditions and desired harvest window. Mumbles F1 The best field holding variety in our trials, which is an important trait for the May slot when the weather is quickly changing and can cause quick bolting. The plants are tall with lots of upright, protective leaves. The inner wrap keeps the head free from sun exposure, even when fully mature. The heads are large and very uniform, and hold well. A medium high, smooth dome on a dense head, along with very little segmenting, and no ricing, results in a nice quality head. Alderney F1 Matures about 1 week after Mumbles, we suggest you plant both for a longer harvest window. Medium sized heads are held high off the ground on tall, upright plants that do not sprawl. Nice tight wrap over a very tall dome on a dense head. The quality is excellent with a smooth dome, attractive curds and no segmenting.

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CELERY

Days = from transplant to maturity Victoria F1 70-75 days This British variety performs well in our Pacific Northwest trials. Victoria’s heads are weighty with blanched interiors and dark green petioles. It is quick growing, even under stressful conditions and is also bolt tolerant. Sonora (OP) 75-85 days Sonora is an excellent variety for fresh market. This mid-early maturing varieties long stalks are exceptionally smooth and dark green. Plants grow 20 inches tall. Shows moderate tolerance to Fusarium and is slow bolting. TZ 6200 F1 85 days This is a very attractive mid to dark green hybrid celery with uniform, long smooth petioles and a high knuckle height. Has excellent resistance to Fusarium and is available with organic pellet.

Celery, Sonora

Celery, Victoria

Celery, TZ 6200

Asian Greens, Tender Green Misome

Asian Greens, Early Mizuna

Asian Greens, Dark Purple Mizuna

Asian Greens, Orach Purple

Asian Greens, Red Komatsuna

Asian Greens, Tatsoi

Asian Greens, Orach Pink

CHINESE VEGETABLES Asian Greens

Tolerance Tender Green Misome F1 30 days DM, White Rust, Heat

Our darkest, most heat tolerant Tatsoi type. Leaves are thick, glossy and heavily savoyed. Plants grow upright and uniform. Very quick growing – about 10 inches in 30 days. Early Mizuna (OP) 35 days Cold, Bolting

Slender white stalks with narrow, serrated, green leaves. Early Mizuna has a pleasant, mild flavor, and it prefers cool climates. Sow often from spring to early autumn for continuous harvest. Quick growing. Dark Purple Mizuna (OP) 35 days Cold, Bolting

Purple Mizuna exhibits a splash of purple on its dark green, glossy leaves and stems. Its deeply serrated foliage adds a burst of color and pleasant bite to baby leaf mixes and stir fry. Red Komatsuna F1 38 days Heat

Deep red, tender leaves with fleshy green stems. Red Komatsuna lends color, texture and weight to mixes. Plants are uniform with excellent upright growth for easy harvest. Red Komatsuna maintains its red color, even in hot weather. Baby leaf harvest in 21 days. Orach Purple and Pink (OP) 40 days (Colors sold individually) Striking color for micro greens and salad mixes! Either deep purple or dusty rose colored leaves with magenta on the underside. Plants are erect, branching, and grow up to 2 feet tall with arrowhead shaped leaves. Tatsoi (OP) 45 days Heat, Cold

Glossy, spoon shaped, dark green leaves have excellent taste and are rich in nutrients. Easy to grow and can be harvested into late fall. Also Available: Mitsuba, Red Knight F1, Red Violet Tatsoi F1, Tsoi-Sim (OP), Tsoi-Sim Purple (OP), Yukina Savoy (OP) & Kailaan (OP)

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CHINESE VEGETABLES

Red Meat (OP) 60 days

Chinese Cabbage Shape



Round

Tolerance

Note: Even bolt tolerant Chinese cabbage may prematurely go to seed if exposed to frost or several nights of temperatures of 50°F or less. Wa Wa Tsai F1 50 days

Round

Mini barrel

Beautiful, 8-10 inch head. Fast developing, dense, weighing almost a pound at saleable state. Its white stems accent the dark green outer leaves and creamy yellow center. Heavily savoyed and sturdy, Wa Wa Tsai reminded us of a beautiful savoy cabbage with a Chinese cabbage shape, texture and flavor. Slow to bolt. Can be planted tightly for high yield. China Gold F1 65 days Barrel

BS, TB

In our trials, China Star was a little taller and darker than China Gold, weighing an average of 3.6 pounds and measuring 14 inches tall and 6 inches in diameter. Wide, white petioles, creamy yellow interior and a very round, short core gave it high marks. Highly uniform, slow to bolt. Also Available: Blues F1, Chorus F1, Greenwich F1 & Yuki F1

Chinese Radish Shape

Size

Tolerance

Minowase Summer Cross #3 F1 50 days Tapered

15 x 2.5”

F, Heat

Quick growing. White root with strong Fusarium tolerance. April Cross F1 60 days Tapered

16 x 2.5”

Large white radish for early summer harvest. Slow to bolt and can reach over 1.5 pounds in weight. Green Meat (OP) 60 days Cylindrical

3” diameter

A hybrid version of the open pollinated Chinese radish, Red Meat. This white radish has vibrant red flesh with a green neck. In a sideby-side growers trial, Starburst is more uniform and showed better resistance to maggots than Red Meat.

Pak Choi Size Choko F1 35-40

Clubroot

China Gold continues to stand out in Pacific Northwest Napa production. We like the heavy dark green heads and the bright gold interior. Very uniform with excellent Clubroot and bolting tolerance. China Star F1 69 days Barrel

3” diameter

White radish with a green neck and red flesh. It has a vibrant color and a mild flavor you can use for salads or pickling. Starburst F1 60 days

11 x 12”

Early maturing, green-stemmed dwarf pak choi. Choko has shiny, medium green, attractively cupped leaves, a heavy weight, and compact shape. Nice contrast between the leaf and petiole. Slow to bolt. Tonko F1 35-40 days 9 x 11”

Has been a consistently impressive green stemmed choi with good size and weight. Leaves are erect, spoon shaped, and glossy with pliable petioles. Holds well. Mei Qing Choi F1 40 days 8 x 9”

This popular green-stemmed pak choi is upright and compact with broad petioles and tender, flavorful leaves. Widely adaptable and tolerant to cold, heat and bolting. Li Ren Choi F1 45-50 days 7 x 9”

Cute mini pak choi that is surprisingly heavy. Short and stout with medium green leaves on pale green/white stems. Tight growth habit and beautiful shape with outer leaves that curl out a little at the top. Well adapted to tight plantings.

10 x 2-3”

The top 2/3 of this radish is dark green throughout. Its crisp sweet flesh works well for pickling and salads.

Chinese Cabbage, Wa Wa Tsai

Chinese Cabbage, China Gold

Chinese Cabbage, China Star

Chinese Radish, April Cross

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Pak Choi, Tonko

Pak Choi, Mei Qing Choi

Chinese Radish, Starburst

Pak Choi, Choko

Chinese Radish, Green Meat

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CHINESE VEGETABLES continued Pak Choi continued

Size New! Glacier F1 This dark green pak choi with bright white stems is a compact version of Joi Choi. Bred for exceptional tolerance to heat and cold soils, well suited to our PNW climate. Joi Choi F1 50-55 days Our largest pak choi growing up to 18” tall! Brilliant white stems with dark, verdant leaves. Can be harvested at various stages of development. Vigorous, uniform and cold tolerant with good storability. New! Tri-BV950 F1 Vibrant purple pak choi that holds its color well. The first purple pak choi we’ve seen that has good weight as a baby leaf and makes a beautiful full size plant. Good bolt tolerance. Win Win Choi F1 50-55 days Win Win Choi has spoon-shaped leaves, an erect plant habit and pliable white petioles. Compact and uniform with good bolting tolerance, it can be grown as a mini or compact full size plant. Smaller and denser than Joi Choi. Also Available: Feng Qing Choi F1

COLLARDS Top Bunch F1 71 days Deep green, slightly wavy leaves grow on tall, semi-erect plants. Top Bunch is early and uniform with sturdy and rapid regrowth. Suitable for fresh market bunching and machine harvest. Blue Max F1 75 days Blue-green savoyed leaves with close internode spacing for heavy yields. Plants are vigorous and uniform. Tender and tasty with a pleasant, mild flavor. Flash F1 75-80 days Multiple growers have attested that this variety is very bolt resistant in both cold and heat. It has very fast regrowth and is a Vatestype hybrid. Flash is uniform and vigorous. Dark green leaves are smoother and broader than Top Bunch. Also Available: Bulldog F1, Champion (OP), & Vates (OP)

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Abbreviations AUG= Augmented Hybrid Bi= Bi-color SE= Sugary Enhancer Hybrid W= White Sh2= Supersweet Hybrid Y= Yellow SU= Standard Hybrid SY= Synergistic Hybrid In order to avoid cross-pollination, supersweets (Sh2) and augmented hybrids (AUG) must be isolated from sugary enhancers (SE), standard hybrids (SU), and synergistic hybrids (SY) by at least 250 feet or planted so that the pollination periods do not overlap. Supersweets: Planting rates for supersweet hybrids are 6-7lbs. / acre or 18-21 Ms/acre. Please note that untreated seed may have an increased chance of poor stand establishment and crop failure. Growers must assume all risk connected with lack of seed treatment. Also days to maturity are approximate and differ from area to area.

Yellow Ear Length New! 170A

70 days

7.5”

14-16

This is a great yellow corn for the mid-season slot. A shorter variety that has nice green leaves and no tillers. The ears offer a crisp, milky texture that is packed with flavor. There is good tip fill and cover. This is a pretty easy picking corn. With all these qualities, this is a perfect mid-season yellow for you. 4106Y F1 Sh2 71 days 7-8”

16-18

This early maturing variety will have your customers returning all season long. The 5.5 to 6 foot plants have good yields and are easy to pick. The ears are very fat with good kernel depth. Crisp texture and sweet, juicy corn flavor. 4001Y F1 Sh2 75 days 8”

16-18

4001Y grows tall plant with a long husk for good ear protection. It has very tender and tasty deep kernels. There is potential for a long harvest window.

Pak Choi, Glacier

Pak Choi, Li Ren Choi

Collards, Top Bunch

Pak Choi, Tri-BV950

Pak Choi, Win Win Choi

Collards, Blue Max

(baby leaf)

Row Count

Corn, 4106Y

Collards, Flash

Corn, 170A

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SWEET CORN

Bi-Color

ACX SS 7078Y F1 Sh2 77 days 8.5”

Ear Length

18-20

Has the best eating quality with fantastic field holding for a longer harvest window! Another corn with the cold soil emergence gene, 7078 is the Super Seedware version of Accession. The ears tend to be bigger than 7501, with juicy corn flavor. Excellent tip fill and deep kernels in our trials. MS 5137Y F1 Sh2 77 days 8.5”

16-20

These big, good-looking ears have a terrific “multisweet” taste. The kernels have fantastic texture and flavor, and with a dark green husk makes for an attractive package. ACcession F1 Sh2 78 days 8”

16-20

Another gem from the suppliers of top notch varieties, ACcession is a high quality corn. It produces extra large ears with 16-20 rows of bright yellow ever-so-sweet and crisp kernels. ACX SS 7501Y F1 Sh2 79 days 8-8.5”

16-18

This corn has the Super Seedware gene. This traditional breeding breakthrough provides a much plumper seed with extremely strong seedling vigor. Enjoy exceptional eating quality; extremely crisp and sweet, with very tender kernels. Slightly more tapered than SS7078Y. Honey Select F1 SY 79 days 8.5”

18-20

Synergistic hybrid yellow with delicious, juicy kernels. Plants are tall and sturdy, yielding a high percentage of two cobs per plant. Honey Select is a consistent performer in the Pacific Northwest. Also Available: Spring Treat F1 (SE) 68 days, Sheba F1 (Sh2) 72 days, Kandy King (SE) 73 days, Bodacious F1(SE) 75 days, Krispy King (Sh2) 78 days, Kandy Korn (SE) 81 days, Golden Jubilee F1 (SU) 87 days & Jubilee Supersweet F1 (Sh2) 87 days

Temptation F1 SE 72 days 7-7.5”

16-18

Temptation tolerates cold soil. This variety has demonstrated the potential for high yields and serves as the standard for early to mid-season bi-colors with great husk cover and tip fill. Beautiful glossy cobs. Cuppa Joe F1 SY 74 days 8-8.5”

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This is the beloved Charisma replacement! This synergistic bicolor has good tip fill with an attractive dark green husk that protects the ear well over the tip. Deep and flavorful kernels make for excellent eating. Strong plants showed good cold soil emergence and vigor. 7112R BC F1 Sh2 75 days 8”

16-18

If you liked 734BC than you should give 7112R a try! 7112R’s beautiful glossy ears consistently have excellent tip fill and husk protection. Kernels have great color contrast and superb eating quality; tenderness and flavor in every bite! 3157BC F1 Sh2 75 days 8.5” 16-18 A nice 7 foot tall plant with good ear height for easy picking. The plump ears have a light green husk and deep kernels. This is a great tasting bi-color with high yield potential. Luscious F1 SE 75 days 8”

16-18

Luscious has large, blunt tipped ears in a dark green husk. The kernels are deep and flavorful with nice color contrast and well filled tips. Also Available: Vitality F1 (SE SU Sh2) 67 days, Peaches & Cream Early F1 (SU) 70 days, Synergy F1 (SE-SU-Sh2) 74 days, 734BC F1 (Sh2) 76 days, Honey & Pearl (Sh2) 76 days & Serendipity F1 (SY) 78 days

Corn, ACX SS 7501Y

Corn, ACX SS 7078Y

Corn, 7112R BC

Corn, ACcession

Corn, 4001Y

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SWEET CORN continued

2 x 1.5”

White

Ear Length

Row Count

Sugar Pearl F1 SE 73 days 8”

14-16

Superb Tablesweet eating quality. Excellent package and vigorous plant that grows to 6.5 feet tall. Sugar Pearl produces cobs with deep, plump, high quality kernels. Whiteout F1 SE 73 days 8”

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Terrific early maturing white corn. Sturdy plants produce delicious, pearly white corn. Cobs are placed 2/3 of the way up stalk at an easy picking height. Whiteout is an excellent choice for early markets. 2001MR F1 Sh2 74 days 8”

CORN, CORN SALAD

Strawberry-shaped ear adds distinction to a centerpiece, wreath, or other ornamental display. Popcorn-sized, garnet red kernels are tightly packed on the small cob. Bloody Butcher (OP) 120 days 10”

Farmers have grown Bloody Butcher since the mid-19th century. This impressive ornamental corn grows 10-12 feet tall and has multiple cobs per stalk. Cobs are pink or red. Can be used for flour and cornmeal. Also Available: Black Amber Sorghum (OP), Black Aztec (OP), Blue Hopi (OP), Early Pink Popcorn (OP), Fiesta F1, Mini Colored Popcorn (OP) & Mixed Color Broom (OP)

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One of the best white eating corns we have ever tried with a sweet, clean flavor. Deep pearly kernels run in straight lines on a 2” diameter cob with great tip fill. Seedling vigor and emergence are outstanding due to the Super Seedware gene, which allows for early planting. 2001 also boasts excellent flags and husks, and grood field holding ability. Also Available: WSS 3681 F1 (Sh2) 83 days

CORN SALAD (MACHE)

Baron (OP) Quick maturing variety jumped out of the ground faster than all other varieties in our trials. The upright plant habit helps to keep soil out and makes for quick and easy harvest. Oval-round dark green leaves can be grown in open field and under cover. For fall to late fall and very early spring plantings. Granon (OP) This robust variety is fairly upright in growth and high yielding. Ornamental Leaves are round and thick, with the leaf margin going well down to Ear Length the stem. Granon is just a little slower maturing than Baron, but is Painted Mountain (OP) 80-90 days more adaptable, working for open field year round. 7” Vit (OP) Painted Mountain produces uniform ears in a rainbow of colors that Proven established variety with dark green veined oval leaves. vary from ear to ear. Although it is grown mostly for ornamental Vit is a heavy yielder, well suited to grow in cold frames in the fall purposes, it can also be eaten as hominy or ground into flour. Short, and winter. Sow July through September for harvest September to stout plants matured two weeks before other ornamental varieties March. and performed well west of the Cascades.

Corn, Sugar Pearl

Corn, 2001MR

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Corn, Whiteout

Corn, Painted Mountain

Corn, Bloody Butcher

Corn Salad, Baron

Corn Salad, Granon

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COVER CROPS COVER CROPS VARIETY

SOWING SEASON

SOW PER ACE

Note: For nitrogen fixers, for optimum nitrogen-fixing add the compatible Rhizobium inoculate.



spring, fall 125-150 lbs, increase in late fall or for weed suppression Barley Multipurpose- good for soil retention, biomass and weed suppression, as well as a grain crop for animal or human consumption. Very similar to cereal rye, has lower straw strength and more frost kill, which may work well if rye gets too woody or vigorous. Needs slightly higher temps to germinate than rye, possibility of more volunteering post harvest, and more susceptible to lodging and flood damage. spring, summer 60 lbs, 1/2 inch deep Buckwheat Quick growth, suppresses weeds and attracts insects and butterflies. Requires little moisture, grows in most soils. Mow or incorporate 7-10 days after flowering. Frost sensitive. Clover, Crimson late August - October 25 lbs Brilliant blooms in late spring/early summer. Plant as part of a mix or alone. Fixes nitrogen, helps control erosion. When managed properly, it will re-seed, but is easily controlled. Annual. Plant late August-September in the Puget Sound; October in southwest WA. Clover, White (low) spring, summer, fall 12 lbs alone, 6 lbs mix Perennial with strong cool weather growth and high nitrogen fixing capability. Good for grazing, great ground covering ability, durable. early spring or fall 100-125 lbs Fava Bean, “Diana” High yielding, 3.5-4 inch pods on thick stands. Nitrogen fixing. Tolerant of wet soil, hardy to 10°F. early spring/early fall 100-150 lbs Oats, “Cayuse” Prefers cool, moist growing conditions. If planted in the fall, can overwinter in mild areas or winter kill for easy early spring cultivation. Produces plenty of organic matter. Plant in the early spring for fall grain harvest. early spring for fall harvest 100-150 lbs Oats, Hulless “Streaker” A high protein animal feed source, or for human consumption, hulless oats require little processing after threshing and winnowing. Excellent disease resistance, moderate rust resistance. year round, mostly fall planted 75 lbs, up to 150 lbs late fall Pea, Austrian Winter A nitrogen-fixing legume great for winter cover. Mix with winter rye or triticale to help the peas stay upright. spring, summer 150-200 lbs Pea, Nash’s Field A great warm-season nitrogen fixer! Fast growing, lots of biomass for organic matter. Field pea. spring, fall 90-110 lbs, increase up to 200 lbs late fall Rye, Cereal & Merced Vigorous winter cover for soil stabilization. Grows rapidly in cool weather; extensive root system that captures soil nitrogen, loosens heavy soils and suppresses weeds. Incorporate quickly once cut, or the stalks will become woody. Control rapid early spring growth by mowing before cultivation. spring, fall 100-150 lbs Rye Vetch Mix Our Rye Vetch Mix is certified organic and grown locally here in Washington State! Winter hardy, on averge 40% common vetch, 60% cereal rye.

Cover Crop, Buckwheat

Cover Crop, Cayuse Oats

Cover Crop, Crimson Clover

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SOWING SEASON

SOW PER ACE

fall 100-125 lbs Triticale, “Bunker” Triticale is a cross between wheat and cereal rye; it is highly effective in erosion control. Good for winter weed suppression and wet soils. High protein. spring, summer, fall 60 lbs with grains, 100 lbs alone Vetch, Common Fixes nitrogen, crowds out weeds, and provides plenty of organic matter. Establishes quickly and is cold tolerant. Fewer tendrils and reduced production of dormant (hard) seeds compared to hairy vetch. spring, summer, early fall 40 lbs with grains, 60 lbs alone Vetch, Hairy Will withstand frozen soil if allowed to establish properly in the fall. Prefers well-drained soil. Fixes large quantities of nitrogen, produces lots of biomass. Best mixed with grains. Note: Vetch seeds are toxic to monogastric animals.





BENEFICIAL INSECT ATTRACTANTS

Beneficial Bug Mix spring, summer 9-18 lbs/acre or in rows between crops; space 4-8 seeds per inch between 5 ft rows. 1 oz for 100 ft row We trialed a few different mixes, and this was our favorite low growing, easy maintenance mix. Contains baby blue eyes, bergamot, bishop’s flower, black-eyed susan, california poppy, candytuft, cilantro, dill, dwarf cosmos, fennel, gayfeather, globe gilia, indian blanket, lance-leaved coreopsis, purple prairie clover, rockcress, shasta daisy, siberian wallflower and sweet alyssum. French Marigold summer, fall Summer and fall blooming, this ‘Petite Mix’ contains orange, gold and yellow marigolds with an average height of 8-10 inches. Use these as a beneficial intercropping plant with many different crops including tomatoes, carrots and brassicas. Research has shown French marigold intercropping to be effective in reducing pests and disease including nematodes, rust fly and root aphid. spring, summer Plant single rows 3-4 seeds/inch or 2 lbs/ acre Lacy Phacelia This frilly, durable plant grows 3-4’ tall and produces downward curling purple flowers that bees cannot resist. Attracts predatory insects which need pollen to reproduce - try growing rows periodically throughout brussels sprouts to control aphids. Also an excellent and unusual cut flower. Will reseed if allowed, can become a dense and early blooming perennial patch. Sweet Alyssum spring, summer 1 lb/acre or in rows between crops; space 4-8 seeds per inch between 5 ft rows Use this annual on its own or add it to any cover crop or border mix. Plants are 10-12 inches tall. Sweet Alyssum works well as a predatory insect habitat: plant dense rows periodically throughout a summer row-crop field and watch the tiny beneficial wasps feed on the pollen. Sow in spring for continuous summer bloom. Utilize unused space by direct seeding it in field roads, or experiment with broadcast under-sowing at last cultivation in winter squash for incredible fruit set.

Cover Crop, Lacy Phacelia

Cover Crop, Fava Diana

Cover Crop, Hairy Vetch & Triticale

Cover Crop, Sweet Alyssum

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2015 SEED CATALOG

CUCUMBER CUCUMBER Monoecious: Separate male & female flowers on same plant Gynoecious: predominantly female flowers Parthenocarpic: plants develop fruit without male flower pollination

Pickling LD=Length to Diameter Ratio Tolerance Expedition F1 55 days A, ALS, Ccu, CMV, DM, PM

Expedition really stands out for its earliness and yield, outperforming both Vlaspik and Eureka! Concentrated set of consistently dark green fruit with a 3-3.1 LD ratio. Can be machine or hand harvested. Parthenocarpic. Eureka F1 57 days

Cucumber, Eureka

A1,2, ALS, CMV, DM, PM, S, WMV, ZYMV

This indeterminate, monoecious plant produces cylindrical, deep green fruit with white spines. LD ratio of 3.15. Excellent disease package. Diamant F1 58 days Ccu, CMV, DM, PM

A crispy and tasty parthenocarpic gherkin, European pickling type with many fine spines on a rough textured skin. Diamant has an abundance of uniform, straight, dark green fruit with a LD ratio of 3.1. Very firm, this European-spined type has improved shelf life. Also Available: Calypso F1, Pioneer F1, Sassy F1& Vlaspik F1

Cucumber, Expedition

Cucumber, Diamant

Cucumber, Sonja

Cucumber, Saber

Cucumber, Diomede

Cucumber, SV3462CS

Slicer Size

Tolerance

Sonja (OP) 55 days 10 x 2”

Flavor and texture of Sonja continues to win us over. A smooth American slicer type, dark green with some attractive subtle striping at the blossom end, and skin with no bitter taste. The flavor is very sweet, the flesh is firm and dense with a great crunch. Sonja is a versatile all around performer that stayed slim and clean. Continuous harvest from a compact bush; plant a few successions and harvest your bounty all summer long. This variety is gynoecious. Saber F1 55 days 7-9 x 2”

Cca, Ccu, CMV, CVYV, PM

This early organic variety has vigorous vines that produce cylindrical, 7-9” fruit. In our trials this year Saber was one of our earliest cucumbers by almost a week with high yields of very crisp and firm flavorful fruit. We noticed the fruit being able to stay firm when large. It is known for good sets in cooler conditions. Parthenocarpic, works well trellised. Diomede F1 55-60 days 8.5-9 x 2”

ALS, Ccu, CMV, DM, PM, PRSV, WMV, ZYMV

A dark green slicer that can be grown on the ground or on a trellis. Expect an abundant yield of highly attractive, smooth, 8–9” fruit with a nice blunt tip and very little yellow belly. This new cucumber comes with one of the most disease resistant packages on the market. SV3462CS F1 60 days 8.5-9 x 2”

A 1, ALS, Ccu, DM, PM, ZYMV

Tough disease protection and crisp uniform fruit all in one! SV3462CS has been bred for high resistance to ALS, Anthracnose, ZYMV and Scab: it also has intermediate resistance to Downy Mildew! This gynoecious slicer produces uniform dark green fruit on a vigorous vine. Straight slender shape with nicely blunt ends, small dense seed cavity, and a sweet flavor. Also Available: Constable F1, Cortez F1, Marketmore 76 (OP), Turbo F1 & USACX 00195 Cucumber Harvest at Osborne Office Ground

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CUCUMBER continued Specialty

Size

Tolerance

Picolino F1 45 days 4.5”

Cca, Ccu, CMV, CVYV, PM

An extremely prolific, highly uniform mini cucumber with a perfectly cylindrical shape. Optimal picking size is 4.5 inches. Dark green with tender skin and a crisp, sweet interior. Picolino was the first producer in our trials and continued to yield for several weeks. Parthenocarpic. Adam F1 45-50 days 5”

CVYV, PM

Similar to Picolino, Adam grew very straight and uniform in our hoophouse trials with few imperfections. Produces lots of same sized cylindrical fruit all at once and continues for 4-plus weeks. Very firm with a crunchy texture at 5 inches long. More appropriate for harvest 2-3 times per week, while Picolino needs to be harvested every other day for optimum yields. Parthenocarpic. New! Baby F1 45-50 days 4-7”

Cucumber, Adam

Cucumber, Baby

Cucumber, Socrates & Roxynantes (l/r)

Cucumber, Mercury

Cucumber, Summer Top

CMV, Ccu, PM

This highly prolific light green cucumber packs a whole lot of flavor into such a mini size. Very sweet with a smooth, thin, crispy skin. Uniform in shape and size. Can be harvested at multiple stages, and we found the flavor and texture to be the same at all stages. Very versatile! One of the office favorites! Parthenocarpic. Socrates F1 52 days 6-8”

Cucumber, Picolino

Ccu, PM

A dark green, very thin skinned, sweet and crispy Beit Alpha cucumber. If you like Picolino, this is a larger version with a more flexible harvest size. Can be picked small or up to 8” with a small dense seed cavity and firm flesh. Plants are suited for both field and high tunnels and achieve optimum uniformity and yields when trellised. Parthenocarpic. Mercury F1 55 days 7-8”

CMV, PM, PRSV, WMV, ZYMV

A new Beit Alpha meant for on-the-ground field production. In our trials, this early cucumber produced high yields of quality thin-skinned fruit with very little scarring. The flavor is excellent, and we like the taste and crunch better than most other varieties in trial. Slender, slightly ridged, medium dark green fruit have small seeds and a tight seed cavity. Easy to harvest with very little damage to stem connections. We suggest multiple plantings in the season, as Mercury has a concentrated harvest window. Monoecious with a high rate of female flowers. Summer Top F1 55 days 9-11”

A, CMV, DM, Heat, PM

This long, thin burpless cucumber grows easily and is a high yielder over a long period of time. Great roadside and farmer’s market item. It has a crisp, refreshing taste and does not require peeling. For straighter fruit, trellising is recommended. Monoecious. Roxynante F1 55 days 12-14”

Cca, Ccu, CVYV

Roxynante is a long English type cucumber with excellent yield potential. In our trials, we liked its length and straightness. Has ridged dark green skin, a firm interior and great flavor. Trellising is recommended. Monoecious. New! Orca F1 65 days 12-15”

CMV, Ccu, PM

A most prolific English cucumber of considerable size! Even at a length of 12-15” this cuke is still crisp and tasty. The thin skin is dark green and slightly ridged. Fruit are straight and firm, 1.5 to 1.75” in diameter. Extended harvest period. Has the potential to be even longer up to 18-20”. Parthenocarpic. Also Available: Armenian (OP) , Crispy Salad F1, Lemon (OP) , Summer Dance F1, Salad Bush F1, Sweet Slice F1, Sweet Success F1 & Tasty Green F1

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Cucumber, Orca

Cucumber Baby in hoophouse

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EGGPLANT, ENDIVE EGGPLANT

Epic F1 64 days

Days = from transplant to maturity

Teardrop; 8.25 x 4”

Shape & Size (LxW) Color Plant Habit All eggplant varieties listed perform well in the Northwest from transplanting mid-May, even on the west side of the Cascades. Protection can greatly improve yields. Anamur F1 55-60 days Long, cylindrical; 9-12 x 2” Deep purple

Large, vigorous

This early, elongated black eggplant is a cross between a Japanese type and the classic Mediterranean. Long, 6-12 inch fruit with a slightly bulbous end are shiny, deep purple, with a green calyx. Uniform in shape and size when harvested regularly. Hansel F1 55-60 days Elongated; 2-5 x 0.5-1”

Black/purple

Tall, vigorous

A small to medium Japanese type, with straight shiny black/purple fruit and a green calyx. The slender eggplants are borne on healthy plants that produce a continuous, abundant harvest well into September. New! Gretel F1 Elongated; 2-5 x 0.5-1”

White

Tall, vigorous

The perfect companion to Hansel, Gretel bears clusters of slender white fruit on a compact plant. Very early to ripen, they will continue to produce into the fall. New! Fairy Tale F1 Elongated; 2-5 x 0.5-1”

Purple/White

Tall vigorous

Grow these beautiful lilac and white marbled eggplant with Hansel and Gretel for a full complement of colors. Fairy Tale is early and prolific, growing clusters of slim fruit. Traviata F1 55-60 days Teardrop; 6-8 x 3-4”

Deep purple

Vigorous, upright

Early, beautiful, and productive large Mediterranean eggplant. Traviata was much earlier to fruit and it out produced all others in our indoor and outdoor trials, continuing to give large uniform fruit, even with less than ideal weather! Fruit can be harvested at varying stages of development

Eggplant, Fairy Tale

Eggplant, Hansel

Eggplant, Anamur

Eggplant, Traviata

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Black/purple

Upright, up to 36”

Epic is a high yielding variety! Its strong, upright plant adapts to a variety of soils and resists Tobacco Mosaic virus. Angela F1 65 days Elongated oval; 7-8 x 3”

Purple/white

Tall, vigorous

Angela has beautiful purple striping on a clean white background, with an attractive and easy to use shape. The fruit has smooth glossy skin, a green calyx and minimal thorns for easier picking. Bred for protected greenhouse production, we found that Angela also had outstanding yields of high quality fruit in the field with minimal protection. Very eye-catching! Also Available: Black Bell F1, Classic F1, Fullness F1, Megal F1, Millionaire F1, Nadia F1 & Night Shadow F1

ENDIVE, ESCAROLE, & CATALOGNA

Foliage

Tolerance

Catalogna. Emerald Serrated, dandelion-like leaves are used as early greens. Fast growing with a mild and slightly bitter flavor. Catalogna, Garnet Stems Garnet Stems has serrated green leaves with deep red stems. Lorca (OP) 90 days Curled

TB, Bolting

A Salad King type with a blanched heart contrasting against deep green outer leaves. Performs well in cool temperatures. Séance (OP) 90 days Broad

TB, Bolting, Heat

Séance is a broad leaved escarole with upright growth and a blanched heart. Large, adaptable and growable throughout the late spring, summer and fall. Excellent shelf life. New! Zidane (OP) Tres Fine

Necrosis

Zidane is a Tres Fine Maraichere type with a very dense head of highly branded finely cut narrow leaves. Can be used as a whole head or in a baby leaf mix. Crisp fresh texture and mild delicate flavor. Highly tolerant to Necrosis. Also available: Frenzy (OP)

Eggplant, Gretel

Endive, Zidane

Eggplant, Angela

Catalogna, Emerald

Endive, Séance

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FENNEL

Jaune et Vert (OP) 95 days

Preludio F1 Preludio is a huge improvement in hybrid fennel. In summer field trials, Preludio produced large, fat bulbs two weeks before Orion and Finale, and was considerably slower to bolt. Very white bulbs and higher tolerance to tip burn and strong vigor impressed us. Preludio has sturdy leaf stalks, and shorter, healthy foliage for easier access. The thick white sheaths on the bulb had a milder, sweeter flavor than the competition, even in the middle of the summer. Finale (OP) Heavy and uniform bulbs are the signature of Finale. Good bolt tolerance allows you to plant throughout the season. Dark green foliage grows upright and stays healthy for a long time, and contrasts nicely with the white bulbs. In our trials, Finale seeded early May produced nice medium bulbs in early July, and later plantings made very large heavy bulbs in late summer. Stood up well to fall weather. Florence (OP) Florence is our best choice if you’re interested in fennel greens or seed. Aromatic with a sweet, anise-like flavor. Shape

GOURDS

Size

Color

Autumn Wings Small, Medium & Large 90-100 days Multiple

2.5-3” bulb, 4.5-12” neck

Multiple

A unique ornamental gourd that produces a wide variety of wings and warts in a broad spectrum of colors. Everything from cream to yellow and orange to dark green with combinations of them all. Autumn Wings should be handled carefully and allowed to mature completely prior to harvest. Rough handling can cause breakage and lead to rotting. Daisy 95 days Round with ridges

Multiple

Multiple

This is one unique gourd! The Daisy mix was developed by Larry Eckler of Niles, MI. It has a mix of colors in shades of green, orange, yellow and white. Most are ridged and have a unique daisy pattern on the top of the fruit. This variety is high yielding if spaced properly, make sure you give 1.5-2’ spacing in a row and 6’ between rows.

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Gourd, Turk’s Turban

Round with ridges

4”x6” White w/ green stripes

This is early to mature and very productive. Bushy plants die back quickly, leaving easy to harvest white flower-shaped gourds with green stripes. Larger than Daisy and more durable than Shenot Crown of Thorns. Edible summer squash when young. Small Warted Professional Mix 95 days Multiple

Multiple

Multiple

This mix is small, uniform, colorful, and consistently warted. An assortment of flats, rounds, short pears, pears, and spoons come in a range of solid, striped, and bicolor patterns with more yellows, greens and oranges. Turk’s Turban 95-100 days Flattened turban

8-10”

Orange red shoulder, prominent bottom

This colorful, edible gourd displays well for fall fresh market sales with its orange red shoulder and protruding bottom. Lunch Lady 100 days Multiple

Multiple

Multiple

Lunch Lady is a wild mix of large colorful, warted gourds. Fruit vary from 5 to 20lbs! A must have for your pumpkin patch. Spoon Platoon 100-110 days Multiple

4-5” long

Multiple

A mixture of the popular Koshare Yellow Spoon, Ball and Claw, Dragon Toes, and Sleeping Beauty gourds. This unique mix exhibits a superior plant habit and excellent color retention as well as great assortment of shapes. Longer days to maturity in cooler climates, needs a long hot summer to mature! Snake 100-120 days Long neck

Up to 4’ x 6”

Light green

This hard shell gourd has smooth pale green skin, creamy yellow flesh and can be eaten like a summer squash when it is 6 inches long. Grows up to 4 feet long and develops a hard shell when fully mature. Speckled Swan 120 days Swan-like neck

10-12”

Green w/ light green specks

Sensational swan shapes; a must have for fall displays. Needs long growing season. Also Available: Apple, Bi-Color Pear, Birdhouse, Extra Long Handled Dipper, Luffa, Mixed Small & Large & Shenot Crown of Thorns

Gourd, Autumn Wings

Gourd, Lunch Lady

Gourd, Daisy Mix

Gourd, Jaune et Vert

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2015 SEED CATALOG

HERBS HERB VARIETY

LATIN NAME

A/P

Arugula, Adagio Eruca Sativa A Arugula, Astro



Eruca Sativa

A

Comments An improved Astro variety that is more uniform with a slightly darker color and longer holding ability. Good winter hardiness. Fast growing, hardy with a bushy growth habit. Lobed leaves.

Eruca Sativa A Arugula, Roquette

This fast growing dark green variety is very similar to Astro. More uniform lobing and consistently had smooth broad leaves with a rich spicy flavor. More growth in the winter, and slower to bolt.

Arugula, Speedy Eruca Sativa A

Extremely quick growing with a fast life cycle. The most heavily serrated leaves in a cultivated arugula type. Quick to get tall, good for a fast baby leaf or bunching.

Arugula, Surrey

A

Very fast growing with heavily serrated leaves and tall erect habit.

Arugula, Wild Diplotaxis tenuifolia A

Smaller, heavily serrated leaves and a nice wild flavor. A European favorite. This herb does well in heat and humidity.

Ocimum basilicum A Basil, Dolly

Genovese type with broad leaves and large, bushy plants. A little more savoyed on inner leaves than Genovese. Fusarium Wilt resistant. Best for protected production.

Ocimum basilicum A Basil, Genovese

Uniform plant grows to 24 inches. Slow to bolt with 2 to 3 inch dark green leaves. Classic downward sloping shape, aroma and flavor.

Ocimum basilicum A Basil, Italian Large Leaf

Fragrant, medium green, smooth leaves on heavily branched plants. Slower bolting and larger leaved than Genovese strains.

Ocimum basilicum A Basil, Jolina

A gorgeous shiny compact plant with short internodes. The high number of medium-small, dark green leaves create very full bunches or pots. Outward splayed habit, very uniform. Good aroma and flavor.

Basil, Lemon Ocimum basilicum citriodorum A

Lemony scented basil with chartreuse leaves and white flowers. Enhances dishes with a hint of citrus, best scent we have found.

Basil, Licorice Ocimum basilicum A

Licorice flavored sweet basil with a hint of cinnamon. Grows 12 to 14 inches tall. Diverse colors, from green to purple, beautiful!

Ocimum basilicum A Basil, Nufar

Productive Italian Large Leaf type with a bushy, outward spreading habit. Crinkly inner leaves and slightly cupped outer leaves showed no sunburn. Top rosettes were 10” across. Fusarium wilt resistant.

Eruca Sativa

*A: Annuals/ P: Perennials

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Arugula, Speedy

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HERBS A/P

Comments

Ocimum basilicum A Basil, Rosie

A uniform purple basil with slightly serrated leaves and excellent dark purple color. We observed very little green in our trials. 

Ocimum basilicum A Basil, Sweet Aroma II

A Genovese variety with medium green leaves, very uniform, high productivity, slow bolting, and Fusarium tolerant. Accepting of cooler temperatures.

Ocimum basilicum A Basil, Thai

Small green leaves, purple stems and delicate blossoms. Wonderful aroma and spicy flavor. Makes a great container plant.

Borage Borago officinalis A

Plants can grow to 2.5 feet tall and have long, grey-green leaves with a faint cucumber flavor. Star-shaped, edible, blue flowers attract beneficial insects.

Chervil Anthriscus Cerefolium A

An aromatic herb with parsley-like leaves. Delicate and flavorful; one of the earliest herbs to grow in the spring.

Allium schoenoprasum P Chives, Garlic

Flat leaves with garlic flavor and aroma. Beautiful little white flowers. Easy to grow, durable.

Allium schoenoprasum P Chives, Nelly

A fine to medium leaved chive with dark blue green color. Vigorous, upright growth with strong disease and thrips tolerance.

Chives, Polyvit Allium schoenoprasum P

Early, uniform dark green blades with a vigorous and upright growth habit.

Cilantro Calypso Coriandrum sativum A

This large leaf variety was slowest to bolt during Osborne’s trials two years running in all seasonal slots.

Coriandrum sativum A Cilantro, Rani

This upright variety has vigorous growth, nice saturated medium- green leaves and good bolt tolerance. Very vigorous.

Cilantro, Santo Coriandrum sativum A

This fast-growing strain is known for its consistent quality, high yields, dark color and slowness to bolt.

Cress, Curled Peppergrass Lepidium sativum A

Fast growing herb with a pleasant, peppery flavor. Produces an abundance of serrated green leaves. Seed pods make a beautiful addition to bouquets.

Anethum graveolens A Dill, Bouquet

Typically five days earlier and somewhat taller than Mammoth. Fern-like foilage is fragrant and dark green.

Anethum graveolens A Dill, Dukat

Very aromatic dill with beautiful, dark green, feathery foliage. The upright plant produces plentiful yields of both green fronds and umbels and has a high content of essential oils.

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Chives, Nelly

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Basil, Sweet Aroma II

Cilantro, Calypso

Borage

Chervil

Cilantro, Rani

Cress, Curled Peppergrass

Dill, Bouquet

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HERBS Dill, Greensleeves Anethum graveolens A

Dark green dill that is leafy, finely cut and great for fresh bunches. Resists early bolting and suitable for all season growing.

Dill, Long Island Mammoth Anethum graveolens A

These vigorous growers reach heights of 24 to 30 inches. Mature in about 70 days.

Hyssop, Anise Agastache foeniculum A/P

Can be used as a cut flower in addition to having medicinal properties. The tender perennial can be treated as an annual.

Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis P

Slow to germinate but quickly grows to 30 inches. This member of the mint family prefers moist soil and sun to partial shade.

Marjoram (sweet) Origanum majorana A

Plants are 18 to 24 inches tall. Leaves have a pleasing and aromatic fragrance.

Oregano Origanum vulgare P

Bushy plant with pale pink flowers that can grow to 24 inches or more. Versatile herb, indispensible in Italian dishes.

Purslane, Gold or Green Portulaca oleracea A

Purslane has succulent leaves and stems with a taste similar to watercress or spinach. Harvest young tender leaves and stem tips or cut 2” from ground and bunch.

Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis P

This hardy perennial can be grown from seed. Grows 2 to 4 feet with delicate blue flowers. The silvery green plant does best with well-drained soil.

Sage, Ceres Salvia officinalis P

Similar in appearance to regular broadleaf sage, but with a more slender refined leaf. Compared to ordinary sage the aroma is full and robust but gentle with no harshness. A must for the discerning cook.

Sorrell, Large Leafed Rumex acetosa P

Has strongly flavored lemony leaves. Prefers slightly acidic soil and full sun but tolerates shade.

Sorrell, Red Vein Rumex acetosa P

An attractive unusual herb, Red Vein Sorrel has long, bright green leaves with red veins. Makes a great ornamental, and lemony salad addition.

Stevia Stevia rebaudiana P

This alternative to sugar can be used fresh or dried. It has a bushy plant with small white flower. Likes lots of heat.

Summer Savory Satureja hortensis A

Bushy plant grows up to 12 inches with small, fragrant leaves. Plants are hardy into the fall. Versatile herb, pairs very well with green and wax bean dishes.

Thyme, Winter Thymus vulgaris P

Highly aromatic and pleasant tasting perennial herb with very small, narrow leaves on wiry stems. Dries well.

Watercress Nasturtium officinalis A A hardy, water-loving plant with a spreading growth habit. Its oval shaped leaves have a spicy taste that make a great salad ingredient. Also Available: Basil Cinnamon, Basil Lime , Chamomile (German), Cilantro Pallas, Cress Upland, Cress Wrinkled Crinkled, Epazote Peppermint, Purple Dark Opal & Sage

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Stevia

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Leaf Color

KALE, KOHLRAB, LEEKI

KALE

Slightly flat to round

Grey green w/ purple veins

Red Ursa combines the beautiful red stems and leaf veins of Red Russian with the frilliness of a Siberian type. Leaf shapes can vary from flat to lobed to extremely frilled. The plants are large and the leaves are positioned at an upward angle. Cold hardy, has exhibited Clubroot tolerance. Black Magic OP 60 days 30-34”

Dark green

Take advantage of the market popularity of Lacinato kale with this exceptionally uniform and productive variety! Black Magic’s leaves are large, wide, and straight and resist curling inward. It has a dark and consistent color and an open habit that makes harvesting easier than other OPs. The plants from our trial had sweet flavor, vigorous regrowth, and all were uniform and of high quality. Blue Ridge F1 75 days 24-30”

Dark blue-green

Blue Ridge is a hybrid kale with fully-curled, dark blue green leaves on a semi-tall plant. In our trials, it showed highly uniform growth and out-yielded other hybrid varieties with its higher leaf count. Slow to bolt, and suitable for hand-stripping. New! Rogue F1 80 days 24-30”

Dark green

New medium green, finely curled kale with an upright habit and sturdy stem. Thick, healthy leaves sweeten up as the weather cools. Productive and cold hardy. Scarlet (OP) 80 days 36-40”

Red/purple

This open pollinated red kale is very uniform and vigorous, with vivid, show-stopping dark red color. The stalk when harvested regularly, produces generous yields of large sturdy and tightly, heavily curled leaves on 36-40 inch plants. Also Available: Lacinato (OP) , Red Russian (OP) , Vates Blue Curled (OP), Winterbor F1 & White Russian (OP) For Ornamental Kale, please see our flower section.

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Color

Aventino F1 62 days

Red Ursa (OP) 50 days 24”

KOHLRABI

Bulb Shape

Kale, Red Ursa

Kale, Black Magic

Kale, Rogue

Kohlrabi, Azur Star

Light green

Very upright, medium height leaves on slender stalks make this green kohlrabi easy to bunch and pack. Uniform color and shape with nice crunchy texture and mild flavor at 4 inches. This variety is held high off the ground, avoiding cabbage maggot damage and improving ease of harvest. Eder F1 62 days Flat to round

Light green

Eder is uniform in shape, size, and maturity. The upright foliage lends itself to neat bunches, easy close cultivation, and allows for the possibility of less disease in the field. Bulbs are very crisp, juicy, and have a mildly sweet flavor, even at a larger size. Lech F1 62 days Flat to round

Light green

Slightly flat to round

Purple

Foliage Color

Shaft Size, Color

This is an excellent kohlrabi from the same breeders as Eder. Very versatile with good field standing ability, this is an adaptable variety for many situations, as well as being flexible for bunching. Lech produced harvestable bulbs well off the ground even in trials that were infected with clubroot. Azur Star (OP) 65 days Azur Star is a very quick maturing purple kohlrabi with vibrant color and attractive, upright, dark tops. It is uniform and can be planted very early with protection but is especially suited for open field production. Its flesh is tender and crisp, with a smooth peppery flavor. Showed good clubroot tolerance in our local trials. Also available: Winner F1

LEEK

Rami (OP) Very Early Medium green

Long, white

Get the season started with Rami, a very early maturing summer leek with medium green foliage and a long shaft. Rami is high yielding, one of the best open pollinated leeks on the market. Very stable variety, does not exhibit bulbing. For harvest June through August.

Kale, Scarlet

Kale, Blue Ridge

Kohlrabi, Eder

Kohlrabi, Lech

Leek, Rami

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NIZ 44-4402 MT 68 days

Megaton F1 Early Green

Bolting, DM 1-6, 13-15, Rs, TB

Long & thick, white

This is a summer leek for harvest late June through September. Megaton is an upright plant with good green color and long shaft. Excellent weight, quick to size up, and very productive. Longton F1  Mid Early Medium dark green

Long & slender, white

If you want a longer shank, and a slender, rigidly upright and uniform leek that holds its size, Longton is for you. Robust against thrips. It has high cleaning efficiency, and is suitable for hand or mechanical harvesting from late summer to early winter. Can be planted at 3” in-row spacing for more slender, bunchable leeks. Belton F1 Mid Early Blue green

Long & thick, white

Belton is an autumn/winter leek with upright, dark, bluishgreen leaves. Productive with heavy weight and a long white shaft. Easy to clean, with excellent rust resistance. Great field holding ability, suited for harvest September through January, though some growers use it for all fall and winter successions. Kenton F1 Late Dark blue green

Medium long, white

Kenton has strong, semi-upright foliage and the true winter blue/ green color, all on top of a white shaft. Excellent holding ability in the field with very good late winter hardiness. Strong against rust. For the latest succession transplant late July/early August for harvest in March/April. Transplant earlier to cover the February slot. Also Available: Tadorna (OP)

LETTUCE Iceberg

Tolerance Declaration MT 65-70 days Bolting, DM, Rs, TB

Heat

Large

Declaration is a large heading iceberg variety with vibrant green color and good head weight that holds well in the field. This variety features a great disease package including Corky Root, tip burn, Downey Mildew, and bolting.

Medium

This iceberg is extremely dense and heavy with a small round core. The medium-sized heads have a consistent round shape, heavy texture, and dark green outer leaves with a nice, contrasting interior. Also Available: Liberty MI & Victory MT

Green Leaf Tolerance

Size

Tropicana MT 55 days Rs, TB

Large

A Corky Root resistant green leaf. Tropicana has more body and size and is less susceptible to tip burn and “leaf scorch”. Tropicana’s hardiness makes it well suited to spring and fall plantings in the Northwest. Starfighter MT 55-60 days DM 1-25, Heat , Nr, Pb

Large

Starfighter is a brilliantly colored, large green leaf Batavia with blistered, slightly shiny leaves. It also has great uniformity and firm, yet pliable, texture. To top it all off, it has excellent shelf life, a very full head and good tolerance to internal tip burn. Performs well in the heat. Green Star MT 55-60 days Bolting, DM, TB

Size

Medium

Medium-sized iceberg with excellent weight, heavy leaf texture, light green color, and a dense, round head with a very small core. The vigorous root system provides reliable performance in difficult growing conditions. Excellent disease resistance. Sizzler MT 68-75 days

Large

This lettuce produces a large head with thick textured leaves that have a freshly picked look thanks to a glossy sheen and an exceptionally vivid green color. Great field holding, even after unfavorable weather in October in NW Washington. Nice, erect shape helps reduce any bottom rot. Lots of leaves, with consistent frill towards the center. Best color and quality in our trials.

Leek, Megaton

Leek, Kenton

Lettuce, Declaration

Lettuce, Tropicana

Lettuce, Green Star

Leek, Longton

Leek, Belton

Lettuce, NIZ 44-4402

Lettuce, Sizzler

Lettuce, Starfighter

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Tolerance

Size

Bergam’s Green MT 60 days Bolting, DM, TB

Large

Medium to large uniform head with an awesome, lustrous green color, frilled margins and pliable leaves. Bergam’s tolerance to tip burn and bolting make this green leaf lettuce an excellent choice for summer production. A good all-around standard, and easy to band. New! Hampton MT DM 1-31, Nr, LMV

Medium - Large

Exceptionally beautiful! This EZ Leaf type has a vivid dark green color that is just incomparable. Has a frilly thick oak leaf that would make for a dynamite salad mix ingredient. Undeniably uniform and extremely bolt tolerant during our trials. This variety is sure to impress! Also available: NIZ-4703 MT

Lettuce, Bergam’s Green

Lettuce, Hampton

Red Leaf Tolerance

Size

Borromini MT 50-55 days DM 1-28, Heat, LMV, Nr

Mini

This very full dark red, mini oakleaf is one to try! Borromini is very uniform in shape and size. Bright burgundy leaves with hints of green showing through and a clean green interior. This unusual lettuce has an airy, firm, crunchy structure that holds the head well off the ground and is easy to handle. Fossey MT 50-55 days DM 1-26, 28, Nr

Lettuce, Borromini

Medium

Fossey is a frilly Lolla Rossa with dark cherry coloring, uniform shape and good volume. Strong against bolting and has an excellent disease package. Same color as Dark Lolla Rossa with improved uniformity and larger size. Holds shape well. Lovelock MT 52 days Bolting , DM 1-27, LMV

Large

Want a fast, heavy, absolutely gorgeous lettuce for any season? Lovelock is a quick maturing, large headed Batavian with bronze margins surrounding a dense, apple green interior. Wavy, crunchy blistered leaves give Lovelock a durable texture that holds well in the field, even into the late fall. Cantarix MT 60 days DM 1-26, 28, Heat, Nr

Lettuce, Lovelock

Large

A slow bolting, large-framed shiny red oakleaf, Cantarix has a bronzy leaf margin with beautiful deep red on lower leaves and tips of inner leaves, and a delicate, lime green interior. This lettuce has pliable ribs and a dense, weighty head. Can be planted all summer and into the fall. Excellent field holding. Red Dog MT 60 days Bolting

Large

A great summer red, with a clean pale green heart, and darker than New Red Fire. Great durability and density, as well as exceptional bolt tolerance. Field holding, with continued quality, was great in summer and fall trials. Heavy weight. Good tolerance to DM observed in field situations, but not fully DM resistant. Red Baron MT 60-65 days Bolting, DM, TB

Lettuce, Cantarix

Lettuce, Fossey, Pomegranate Crunch & Breen (L/R)

Lettuce, Red Dog

Lettuce, Red Baron

Large

Red Baron’s large, dense heads and excellent weight have made it a favorite at Osborne. It has thick, blistered leaves on a broad head. The contrast of dark red margins and green hearts will amaze you. Great size and weight. Also available: Dark Lolla Rossa MI, Hornet MT, New Red Fire MT , & Red Fox MT

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LETTUCE Butterhead Tolerance

Size

Cegolaine MT DM 1-28, 30, 31, LMV, Pb, Nr

Mini-Medium

A fun mix of butter and little gem structure, Cegolaine is stunning with its shiny, bright green contrast of bronzy red and dark green. In the spring, we liked it paired with Roxy. In the summer and fall, it was faster growing, developing into a slightly open-faced, high leaf count, dynamic small-medium head. Grow this with your other mini types and watch all the colors pop! Roxy MT 55 days Bolting, DM 1-17, 21, 23,

Medium

A beautiful, small to medium butterhead, that has brilliant red colored leaves with green highlighting and a bright yellow interior. Slow to bolt in the spring and fall. Roxy offers an open, loose head with delicate, broad, heavily blistered leaves. Nice base and strong resistance to tip burn. Try pairing with Cegolaine. Skyphos MT 58 days Bolting, DM 1-26, 28, LMV, Nr

Medium

A smooth butter that is quick to head, with the brightest contrast we have ever seen. If you like the cherry red of Alkindus, and the chartreuse and tight wrap of Sangria, you will love the combination of both in Skyphos. A bright cherry on the outer leaves, with a contrast between chartreuse and fuchsia on the face. Very uniform. Boasts a good disease package. Heads well in hot weather. Alkindus MT 60 days DM 1-26, 28, LMV, Nr

Medium

This beautifully blistered red butterhead has glossy burgundy outer leaves with just a bit of chartreuse color showing through on top. Nice dense heart, green with a touch of red. Alkindus has very uniform size and shape that tends to hold well, even in hot weather. Bennett MT 60 days Bolting, DM 1-17, 21, 23,

Large

Bennett has a large frame, flat butt, and dark, shiny green leaves. It also has excellent texture and weight and holds nicely in the field. In trials, we have harvested Bennett into October. Also Available: Dancine MT, Optima MT, Sangria MT & Scarlet Letter MT

Lettuce, Roxy

Lettuce, Bennett

Lettuce, Skyphos

Lettuce, Spretnak

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Romaine Tolerance

Size

Dragoon MT 38-45 days Bolting, DM 1-27, LMV, Nr, TB

Mini

A very versatile little gem type lettuce. Dragoon is quick to fill, and can be harvested as a mini little gem to pair with Rhazes and Maraine in the cooler seasons, or allowed to get bigger than Spretnak in spring, summer and fall. 6” tall and 9” wide at top. Shows a higher leaf count than Spretnak, for optimum yield. Good field holding. Maraine MT 40 days DM 1-31, Nr, Rs

Mini

Complete the color gradient in your mixed cases of mini lettuces with Maraine’s bright green interior wrapped in olive green with rusty burgandy highlights. Color-wise, this is the little gem version of Breen! Grows slightly faster, with more weight than Rhazes, though the two are very complimentary. Beautiful little gem shape. Rhazes MT 42 days DM 1, 4-6, 13, 15, 17

Extra mini

A stunning red mini romaine/butter with an upright romaine growth habit and densely filled butterhead. Rhazes has garnet red leaf margins that blend into a bright green heart. Very heavy for its size. Spretnak MT 42 days DM 1, 4-21, 23-26, 28, LMV

Mini

A dark green little gem type. Very upright romaine structure, with broad outward curling leaves surrounding a closed head. Spretnak has a densely packed heart with buttery blanched leaves and heavy weight. It held well in our trials. Larger than Gem 30106. Breen MT 45 days DM 1-16, 18-21, 21, 23-26, 28

Mini

Slow growing romaine/butter with nice shape and heavy texture. Superb rust colored leaves have a nice olive green undertone and contrasting white veins. Dense, clean, buttery heart and heavy head, especially when left to get larger in the spring and fall. Grow along with Truchas for complimentary colors.

Lettuce, Dragoon & Rhazes

Lettuce, Alkindus

Lettuce, Maraine

Lettuce, Cegolaine

Lettuce, Breen

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Tolerance

Size

Truchas MT 45 days DM 1-4, 26, 28, LMV

Mini

A mini romaine/little gem type that plays well with Breen and Dragoon. An even cleaner, upright habit than Breen makes harvesting and cleaning Truchas a snap. Bright cherry red exterior and a vivid green heart within. If you love Breen, give Truchas a try. Starhawk MT 46 days DM 1-26, LMV, Nr

Mini

Starhawk is a mini green romaine with an upright, open growth habit, dense and substantial heads and broad leaves. The outer leaves are dark green and glossy; the interior is blanched. Despite its mini status, Starhawk offers excellent yield potential and weight. Pomegranate Crunch MT 50 days DM 1-27

Lettuce, Truchas

Midi

This midi romaine/butter has medium, dense heads with cherry-red leaves, light-green hearts with a red blush and clean ribs. The color transition from the outer leaves to the heart is smooth, creating a very beautiful contrast. Pomegranate Crunch is beautiful when paired with Breen, and this variety consistently has uniform shape, size and color in our trials. Salvius MT 60-65 days DM 1-26, 28, Nr, Rs

Large

Lettuce, Pomegranate Crunch & Breen

Lettuce, Starhawk

Lettuce, Salvius

Lettuce, Coastal Star

Lettuce, Triple Play

Lettuce, Green Thunder

The winner in our fall trial when we were hit hard by Downy Mildew! Salvius has shiny medium dark green leaves with a heavy blister. Open habit, high leaf count and nice central rosette pattern make this a beautiful romaine for field production. Tall, uniform heads with flexible, straight ribs, and very clean lower leaves made harvest a breeze. Good weight with little waste, a must try if you have seen DM in your field or want a high quality romaine. Triple Play MT 65 days DM, Rs, TB

Large

A large, weighty, adaptable romaine. The leaves have excellent texture, gloss and verdant color. The disease package helps Triple Play to stand out in Northwest growing areas. Excellent shape and size for packing. Green Thunder MI 68 days Sclerotinia, TB

Medium large

A tall, very dark green romaine, Green Thunder is well adapted to a wide variety of growing conditions. Its medium-large frame weighs an average of 1.5 lbs or more. Stature is very upright, increasing quality after packing. With medium blister and high gloss, this romaine is pretty and practical. High tolerance to twisting and mid-rib deforming. Coastal Star MT 70 days Rs, TB

Large

Tall, upright heads work perfectly for heart packs or 24 count boxes. Large, heavy heads with strong texture, open habit, and attractive dark green outer leaves. Interior is a beautiful buttery yellow. Also Available: Darkland Cos MT, Gem 30106 MI & PIC 454 MT

Specialty Types Tolerance

Size

Kiribati MT 52-65 days DM 1-28, Heat, LMV, Nr, TB,

Medium to large

Kiribati is a green oak/butter cross that has tight pleated leaves with a buttery texture and very dense habit. The shorter leaves are densely packed making round, beautiful heads. With its extensive disease package, unique appearance and great characteristics, this is a must try for the new season. Travels well and holds well in the field during spring and summer. Continues to grow but keeps excellent quality. Lettuce, Gem 30106, Dragoon, Spretnak & Starhawk (L/R)

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LETTUCE Rutilai MT 65 days DM 1-28, Nr, LMV

Medium to large

Love Kiribati? Here is a red that can match it! Rutilai is a dense, pleated butter-oak cross with beautiful triple red coloring! Not as deep dark as Rouxai, but faster maturing. Large lobed leaves, densely filled center, and nice stacked heads. Rouxai MT 65-75 days DM 1-28, Nr

Small to medium

A stunning “quatro red” oak/butter cross that has lobed, ruffled leaves packed tight on a medium small head. With its glossy cherry color leaves, dense green heart and very round head, Rouxai is a smaller compliment to Kiribati and Rutilai. Make sure you stagger your planting so they can be sold together. Does well for the whole growing season and has good bolt tolerance.

Lettuce, Rutilai & Kiribati

Multileaf MT 35-45 days cut leaf, 50 days mini full heads Innovative leaf lettuce that separates into a multitude of individual same size baby leaves with one cut! Traditional lettuces have larger, broader leaves on the outside and smaller leaves in the center of the head. Multileaf lettuces have a high number of uniformly shaped and sized leaves through the whole head. The flavor, texture and crunch will change your customer’s outlook on salad mix. You can use Multileaf lettuces in two different ways: Mini full heads: cut low so that the leaves stay attached to the core, market as a mini head, individually or in a mixed case. Customers and chefs will appreciate the easy processing with low waste and high quality. Plant heads 6-8” in row. Loose leaves: cut a few inches above the ground in field- either by hand or mechanically- to create an improved baby leaf lettuce product. Vary height of cut to desired leaf size. Great texture and durability will give you excellent volume and bag filling. Improved shelf life due to the fact that they are mature leaves and they have a small cut surface which also addresses health and safety concerns. Plant multiple varieties in one bed for a diversified salad mix. We suggest a high density planting of 3” in row for high yields. We carry the following: Variety, Type Multigreen 3, tango Multigreen 57, oak leaf Multired 54, spiky leaf Multired 4, oak leaf Multiblond 1, tango

Color medium green very dark green red w/gr. center dark maroon blond

Lettuce, Multired 54, loose leaf

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Lettuce, Rouxai

Lettuce, Rutilai

Lettuce, Multiblond 1, full head

Lettuce, Multigreen 57, cut leaf

Tolerance DM 1-26, 28,31 1-23, 25-27, 29-31 DM 1-31, Nr DM 1-31 DM 1-26, 28, 31 LMV 1

Lettuce, Multigreen 3, cutting

Lettuce, Multileaf mix

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SALAD MIXES, BABY LEAF LETTUCE

Salad Mixes (All ingredients are mosaic tested) Gourmet Salad Mix Our mix contains different varieties of butterhead, green and red leaf, romaine, and other unique lettuce types. The wide range of colors and textures combine to form an outstanding product for the restaurant trade and specialty markets. The organic and conventional versions will vary slightly due to seed availability. Please note: Red varieties mature slower than their green counterparts; second cuts may have a different mix as slower varieties grow quickly after initial cut. Mild & Wild Brassica Mix A wide diversity of shapes and colors, with nothing too spicy. Quick growing - a good mix for the spring, though the milder flavors hold through the summer as well. A great combination of lacy, frilly leaves and juicy, crunchy texture. The winner in our winter trials; hardy and brightly colored. Rouge Remix Lettuce Mix This mix glows! An exciting eye-catching mix of all the different red colors and shapes, with just enough bicolor leaves with tints of green to set it off. Beautiful as is, or plant in the same bed as our Gourmet Salad Mix, and then harvest together to push lettuce diversity and color to a new height. Super Frilly Lettuce Mix Acting on the principle that dry lettuce will have a longer shelf life, we have combined varieties with stiff frilly structure and good crunch. Water will run more readily off these leaves post harvest, and their lofty structure will fill a bag faster. A bright color combination with a diversity of textures and flavors. Developed with the growers’ needs in mind as well as customer satisfaction. Also Available: Spicy Salad Compliment

Gourmet Salad Mix

Mild & Wild Brassica Mix

Rouge Remix Lettuce Mix

Super Frilly Lettuce Mix

Lettuce, Auburn

Lettuce, Bixby

Lettuce, Blade

Lettuce, Bolsachica

Lettuce, Dane

Lettuce, Gaviota

BABY LEAF LETTUCE

Days to Maturity/Speed Tolerance We have selected the following varieties based on their performance as baby leaf lettuces, but we have successfully grown many of them to full heads in the cooler seasons. The varieties that work well for full . We encourage you to experiment head also are indicated with with both types of production with our baby leaf varieties! Auburn MT Medium fast

DM 1-16, 18-21, 23-26, 28

A very upright bronze-cherry romaine leaf with lots of green contrast. Semi-thick, not as thick a leaf as Breen but a similar color. Broad leaf with a narrow attachment. Bixby MT Fast

DM 1-26

A truly dark Lolla Rossa/red leaf cross. Pure, saturated color on a medium, frilled leaf. Very quick growing. Blade MT Fast

DM 1-28, Nr

Beautiful red oakleaf with deep burgundy color, upright habit and well lobed leaves. Blade provides superb yields and shelf life. Bolsachica MT Medium-fast

DM 1-26, Nr

Bolsachica’s color is the darkest green we’ve observed on an oakleaf and it extends all the way to the base. Leaves are lobed with a slightly serrated margin and resilient texture. Dane MT Medium-slow

DM 1-11, 13, 15, 17

An incredibly frilled and blistered green leaf with an iceberg crunch. Heavy ruffle on the edges of a deeply cupped leaf makes this a lettuce to increase loft. Gaviota MT Medium

DM 1-27, Nr

An organic, fast-growing Tango-type with medium green, densely frilled leaves. Soft texture, good body, slight blister and great stiff structure.

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MELON

Gilaad MT

Westside! Varieties that have performed well in our extensive western Washington trials are noted below.

Medium-fast

A lightly ruffled bronzy-pink leaf with a light green base. A beautiful contrast to other stronger reds and greens. Also makes a nice upright head, dark red with pink highlights. Giorgia MT

Oval

DM 5-15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23-25

A fast growing tango-type green leaf with plenty of frill, an upright growth habit and crisp texture. Unique baby leaf with great shelf life and more tip burn tolerance and mildew resistance than Tango. Osterley MT Medium

DM 1-15, 18-19, 22, 24, 25, LMV

Outstanding texture and color make Osterley a winner. Thick, crunchy cos-type leaf is a deep, shiny green and slightly blistered. Very upright plant habit makes harvesting a breeze. Refugio MT Medium

DM 1-11, 13, 15, 17, LMV

Single oakleaf-type with refreshing, vibrant-green, curly leaves. Quick growth and regrowth. New! Tamarindo Fast

DM 1-31

Fast growing baby leaf with an upright habit and exceptional color contrast. These ruffled baby leaves are a crimson red front with absinthe green accents on the back. Add some color to your mix with this Refugio improvement. TZ 7189 MT Fast

Size

Tolerance

5-6 lbs.

F 1, 2, PM 1, 2

Westside! This early Eastern shipper melon is a great way to start the season. Goddess produces heavy yields of 5 to 6 pound melons with firm, flavorful orange flesh. Good disease tolerance. Sugar Cube F1 70 days Round

1-2 lbs. F 0, 1, 2, PRSV, WMV

Westside! A fantastic taste meets an outstanding disease package, all in one mini cantaloupe melon. 4-5” diameter on average, with deep orange flesh and a small seed cavity. Heavily netted thin skin. Sweetness reaches 14% Brix. Very heavy set, ¾ slip at perfect ripeness. A wonderful single-serving type. Continuous harvest with larger fruit in later pickings. Amy F1 75 days Oval

DM 1-28

A very dark red leaf, narrow with nice ruffle and a firm bow-shape that adds structure. A burgundy front with a cherry back. Sulu MT Medium-fast

Shape Goddess F1 68 days

Medium

This red leaf shows surprisingly heavy ruffle with bright cherry coloring offset by hints of pink. Very eye-catching. NIZ 44-4703 MT Medium

Days = from transplant to maturity Melon and Watermelon sales are restricted to the Western United States.

2-3 lbs.

Westside! This canary melons’ flavor, texture and juiciness are just incredible. Super sweet with hints of honey and vanilla. An AAS winner, Amy had a nice concentrated set, beautiful glowing yellow fruit, and tender white flesh, that shows a hint of orange blush when fully ripe. Fruit averaged about 14% Brix. It was productive in our western WA melon trial, with a healthy plant and a decent set.  Athena F1 75 days Oval

5-6 lbs.

F 1, 2, PM 1, 2

Early maturing, orange fleshed cantaloupe with good yields and sugary flavor. Athena will stay firm even when harvested at full slip. Stands up well to field stress and is a good shipper.

DM 1-16, 19, 21, 23

The quickest red romaine with slender leaves, a uniform burgundy color and a clean rib.

Lettuce, Gilaad

Lettuce, Giorgia

Lettuce, Osterley

Lettuce, NIZ 44-4703

Lettuce, Tamarindo

Lettuce, Sulu

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Melon, Sugar Cube

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MELON continued

Days = from transplant to maturity Melon and Watermelon sales are restricted to the Western United States. Shape

Size

Tolerance

4-6 lbs.

F 0, 2

Agustino F1 75 days Oval

This melon has a loose net and shallow green sutures. The very sweet, juicy flesh is a deep rich orange with a medium sized cavity. This melon is a great alternative to French Orange. Hands down, a taste test favorite. Savor F1 78 days Round

1.5-2 lbs.

F 0,1,2

Westside! Super sweet, mid-late Charentais type melon averaging 1.5-2 pounds. Good yields of rustic slightly flattened, lightly ribbed, green-gray skinned orange fleshed fruit. These melons are perfect for roadside stands and farmers markets. This small melon delivers big time flavor and is unforgettable! Snow Mass F1 75-80 days Round to oval

4-6 lbs.

Melon, Agustino

Melon, Savor

Melon, Snow Mass

Melon, Origami

Melon, Visa

Melon, Hannah’s Choice

Melon, Tirreno

Melon, Honey Brew

F 0, 2

A medium sized honeydew with a smooth rind on round to slightly oblong fruit with a small cavity. The flesh becomes light green and the taste is exquisitely sweet. Great yields on vigorous vines with large protective leaves. Ships well. Visa F1 75-80 days Slight oval

4-5 lbs.

PM 1, 2

Westside! Visa is an early mid-season Galia melon with strong, vigorous vines that produce oval shaped, well-netted fruit. The thick green flesh tastes wonderfully sweet due to its high Brix content. Visa is very productive and adaptable in multiple production areas. Origami F1 80-85 days Round to oval

4-6 lbs.

F 0, 1, 2, PM 1, 2

This unique melon grows on a very vigorous vine and has a high yield potential. The attractive fruit is round to oval with a tight net and a small internal cavity. The flesh is a rich orange with a sweet, fruity dessert like flavor. Hannah’s Choice F1 80 days Oval

3-5 lbs.

DM, PM, PRSV, WMV, ZYMV

This tasty “chef’s melon” has outstanding flavor and sugar content, up to 14% Brix. Hannah’s Choice holds well and provides an impressive disease package. Grown successfully with protection in the Pacific Northwest. Tirreno F1 80 days Round

2.5-3.5 lbs.

F 1, 2, MNSV, PM

Westside! This is the Tuscan melon you have been looking for! It is a main season heavy producer of beautiful 2.5 to 3.5 pound fruit. The round to slightly high-round melons have uniform sutures and thick netting. The dark green sutures form a bright yellow stripe on their edges to let you know it is the perfect time to pick. The flesh is a very rich orange with crisp texture and an excellent sweet flavor. The Brix on this melon is 13-15%. Honey Brew F1 85-90 days Oval

4-6 lbs.

F 0, 2, PM 1, 2,

With Honey Brew, you can expect high yields of mid-sized, pale creamy green fruit. The flesh is light green, darkening toward the rind. It consistently has high Brix, great flavor, and will ship well. Also Available: Aphrodite F1, Atlantis F1, DaVinci F1, Double Dew F1, French Orange F1, Honey Gold F1, Minerva F1, & Superstar F1

Melon, Tirreno

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MUSTARD, OKRA, ONION MUSTARD New! Frizzy Joe (OP) 35 days Light green colored leaf mustard with a pleasantly mild flavor. Its attractive, strongly sinuated and feathered leaf brings volume into salad mixtures. Frizzy Lizzy (OP) 35 days This mustard has uniquely ruffled leaves and serrated lobes, offering more body and loft in a salad mix. Leaves have beautiful coloring; back of the leaf is green with some purple veining while the front is mostly cherry-purple with green flowing from the center. Has nice spicy flavor. Red Dragon F1 35 days Upright, fast, frilly, broad-lobed mustard that is the perfect complement to Spicy Green or Pizzo mustard. Purple and green variegated leaves on lime green petioles with purple veining throughout. Slow to bolt. Ruby Streaks (OP) 35 days Beautiful mustard with deeply serrated purple leaves. Great for baby mixes or bunched at full size. Spicy Green (OP) 35 days Our most beautiful green mustard. Uniform, serrated and cupped, the leaves have great weight and loft, with delicious wasabi flavor. Crimson Red (OP) 40 days Lightly lobed bright crimson mustard with a fuchsia vein and dark contrast on the back. Chartreuse stems. Good for baby leaf and young bunching. Also Available: Golden Streaks (OP), Green Frills (OP), Green Wave (OP), Garnet Giant (OP), Pizzo (OP), Red Lion (OP) & India Red Giant (OP)

Mustard, Frizzy Joe

Mustard, Frizzy Lizzy

Mustard, Spicy Green

Mustard, Red Dragon

Mustard, Golden Streaks & Ruby Streaks

Mustard, Crimson Red

Okra, Jambalaya

Onion, Alpine

Onion, Candy

Onion, Trekker

OKRA

All Okra needs heat to thrive. Not recommended for west of the Cascades. Jambalaya F1 Early This extra early maturing okra has a compact plant habit with small leaves. You can expect high yields of a uniform dark green, shiny fruit. Days to maturity for our area has not been determined, but it is early. Also Available: Clemson Spineless (OP)

ONION

Westside! Varieties that have performed well in our extensive western Washington trials are noted below.

Hard Globe, Intermediate and Long Day Shape

Size

Tolerance

Alpine F1 83-88 days Globe

Medium to large

B, DM

Westside! Alpine is one of the earliest onions on the market, making it ideal for our shorter growing season areas or getting to the market first. Good for transplants as well as direct seeding. Bulbs are globe-shaped with light brown skin and sweet flavor. Best suited for the fresh market and short-term storage. Candy F1 95 days Globe

Large to jumbo

PR

Westside! True to its name, Candy tastes sweet and mild. This early maturing intermediate onion produces a large to jumbo bulb with pale gold skin and a small neck. Does well on both sides of the Cascades. Trekker F1 95-100 days Globe

Medium to large

B, FBR

Westside! This is an early maturing, long day onion with dark skin and nice shine. An extra-firm long storage type that will store until May under optimum conditions. Resistant to basal and neck rot. Did very well in our NW Washington trials. One of the best ever for both sides of the cascades. Also Available: Frontier F1 (95-100), Ovation F1 (105 days), Elbrus F1 (112 days), Esteem F1 (115 days), Pontiac F1 (115 days), Morpheus F1 (118-120 days) & Barbaro F1 (120-122 days)

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ONION

ONION continued Red and White Globes

Shape

Size

Skin Color

Tolerance

Dark red

Bolting, F, PR

Red River F1 105 days Globe

large to jumbo

Westside! Red River is a highly adaptable intermediate onion. This variety boasts a strong root system and a nice dark red color. High yield potential of firm, jumbo, globe-shaped bulbs that have good storage potential. Cabernet F1 100-110 days Globe

Medium

Red

Westside! This intermediate storage onion dried down well in our Westside trials and held in our storage trial until the middle of March with very little discard. Results have been reaffirmed in grower trials. Cabernet has medium red external color and internal ring development with a high percentage of single centers. SV4058NV F1 115 days Globe

Large to jumbo White

FBR, PR

This new high yielding white long day onion offers good bolt tolerance, a very attractive bright white scale and long storage ability for a white. It has been a consistent performer under overhead irrigation with its strong erect tops and root system. The large jumbo size, consistent globe shape and high resistance to Pink Root add to the excellent quality. Red Devil F1 115-118 days Slightly flattened globe Large Red

Onion, Red River

Onion, Cabernet

Onion, SV4058NV

Onion, Red Devil

Onion, Apache

Onion, Lillia

Cipolla di Rovato o Borettana-Sorriso

Bolting, F, PR

Red Devil is a long day red onion with large size, but maturing up to 10 days earlier than Redwing. It will cut around 75% single centers and has an attractive interior. Will store up to 6 months. Also Available: Sierra Blanca F1 (95 days), Ruby Ring F1 (110 days), & Red Beret F1 (115 days)

Bunching and Pickling Apache (OP) Vibrantly colored red/purple scallion. Apache develops deep color early, making it excellent for easy, low input bunching onion sales. If left to mature, it develops into an elongated pearl shape which is easy to peel and retains color. Vigorous roots, clean attachment and medium green tops. Cipolla di Rovato o Borettana-Sorriso (OP) This selection from Italy produces an absolutely classic cipollini. Expect to harvest small, flat, almost perfectly disc-shaped onions with no indentation or raising in the top-center. Bulb size will range from 2-3” in diameter and 1-1.25” in thickness. The multiple layers of skin are delicate, light gold and the necks are small. Flesh is white and barely pungent. Good storage life and matures in 110115 days. Fukagawa (OP) A customer favorite, Fukagawa is erect and vigorous. One of the most uniform bunching varieties we have seen. Fukagawa is a great summer performer. Lillia (OP) A beautiful reddish purple bunching onion with more upright tops than the standard red. Lillia is fast and large for a red buncher, with dark color extending 2+ inches up from the base, and multiple layers deep. Vigorous roots and a very clean attachment. Easy to clean. Also Available: Crystal White Wax (OP), Gallop F1, Green Banner (OP), Ishikura F1, Kincho (OP) & Piatta di Bergamo (OP)

Onion, Fukagawa

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ONION, PARSLEY, PARSNIPS Overwintering Shape

Size

Skin Color

Foliage

Desert Sunrise F1 Flattened globe

Dark Green Italian 70-75 days Medium

Wide and flat

Westside! This is a versatile onion; plant for summer and harvest a flattened bulb that looks like a cipollini, or direct seed at the end of August for a spring onion. Control your size by spacing your transplants in the spring: 2” for classic stew-pot cipollini, or 4” for medium flattened onions with more weight. When planted for overwintering, the 2.5” flattened globe has intense red skin with crisp white flesh at harvest. This onion has a solid root system and was mature by mid June – the first red onion at the market! Hi Keeper F1 Globe

Large

Golden yellow

This one is the standard for overwintering onions and the earliest maturing for our area. It produces a globe-shaped, large, goldenyellow bulb that will store until Thanksgiving. Highly tolerant to Downey Mildew and bolting. T-420 F1 Globe

Jumbo

Golden yellow

An early-maturing yellow overwintering onion in the same class as Hi Keeper. A nice globe-shaped bulb with light golden skin and a medium-sized neck. Should produce high quality looking jumbosize onions. Highly tolerant to Downey Mildew and bolting. Walla Walla Sweet (OP) Round to flat

PARSLEY

Large

The flat, dark green leaves have a more intense flavor than curled types. Upright habit and good uniformity with thick leaves and sturdy stems. Has diverse culinary uses. Forest Green 75 days Double to triple curl

Consistent, upright growth for high quality bunching. Medium green, uniform color saturation and height. Peione 75 days A new large Italian field type with excellent bolt tolerance! Very comparable to Dark Green Italian, but maturing a week earlier. It has large stalks, thicker leaves and unbeatable dark green color. It can handle the heat, develops a multitude of stalks, and has really aggressive regrowth when selectively harvested. We suggest Peione for bunching or processing. Wega 80 days This moss curl variety stood out as the most uniform in our trials this year with deep green color and consistent high branching. Wega’s sturdy stems make for easy harvest and clean bunches. Uniformity of height and leaf curl result in a great pack-out and very attractive bunches. Excellent regeneration of upright, long stems. Also Available: Juwel, Laura & Splendid (Commum 3)

PARSNIPS

Light brown

Westside! We’ve chosen an excellent strain of the legendary Walla Walla Sweet seed. Produced for us in the Northwest, this seed consistently yields large, sweet bulbs, even on the cooler west side of the Cascades. Direct seed in early fall for summer harvest or in the spring for fall harvest. Also Available: Red Rock F1

Parsnip Delivery We at Osborne make every effort to ensure you receive your seed in a timely manner. Due to the difficult logistics of getting pelleted parsnip seed, these orders must be placed by January 15, 2015. We cannot guarantee delivery of orders received after this date. Albion F1 This hybrid offers improved uniformity, flesh firmness, long, tapered roots with noticeably whiter skin and increased resistance to canker and Phoma, a specific form of canker on both foliage and root. Javelin F1 Javelin produces high quality, slender white roots. Uniform in size and shape, this parsnip has shown to have good canker resistance. Also Available: Gladiator F1

Onion, Desert Sunrise

Onion, Hi Keeper

Parsley, Dark Green Italian

Parsley, Peione

Parsley, Wega

Onion, T-420

Onion, Walla Walla Sweet

Parsley, Forest Green

Parsnip, Albion

Parsnip, Javelin

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PEAS Super Sugar Snap 75 days

PEAS

3”

Shelling Pod Size

Plant Height

Tolerance

24”

F1

Cabree 3”

Cabree’s plant is very healthy and upright. Matures very quickly: ours was ready in about 50 days from an early May seedling. Abundant yields of sweet, flavorful peas. Cabree beats other peas for earliness and yield. Mr. Big 75 days 4.5-5”

24-36”

Snap Pod Size

Plant Height

Tolerance

SL3123 50days 3”

18-20”

PM

Very straight, heavy pods on vigorous, short vines. These stringless, tasty, tender and very juicy peas won the taste prize in our earliest bush pea trials. Trellising improves fruit quality but is not required. Tolerated early cool weather as well as some early summer heat. Extended harvest, good yield. Sugar Ann 50-55 days 2.5-3”

24-30”

This snap pea is early and tasty! Pods are medium green and packed with an average of 7 peas per pod. Vigorous bush-type plants do not require trellising. Sapphire 66 days 3”

20-24”

PLRV, PM

Snow

Pod Size

Plant Height

Tolerance

Sweet Horizon 60-70 days

F, PM

An AAS winner, Mr. Big is a great pea with very large pods. The peas are dark green, sweet, and come packed 8 to 9 per pod. Outstanding yields and good stress tolerance. Also available: Alderman, Progress #9 , Green Arrow, Icebreaker & Maestro

55-65”

Super Sugar Snap offers significant advantages over the old Sugar Snap, including increased disease resistance, taller vines, longer pods and better flavor. Trellis these tall vines to maximize yields and make harvesting easier. Also available: Sugar Sprint

3.5-4”

26-32”

AP, F1, PM

A beautiful and extremely straight snow pea with dark green pods. There was no curling, even in overmature peas in our trials. Good break point on stems allowed a gentle harvest with only one hand. All the peas came in sets of two and grew on the top half of a very upright, self-clinging and vigorous bush. Fantastic taste, great yield and very easy to pick. Oregon Giant 65 days 4-4.5”

30”

CW, EMV, PM

This compact plant yields a plethora of large, sweet, flat pods. Popular choice for fresh market sales. Oregon Sugar Pod II 68 days 4”

26-32” CW, PEMV, PM, WPSV

High yielding snow pea noted for its mild, sweet flavor and good quality. Large, flat pods with a concentrated harvest. One of the best selling snow peas for our area and a popular choice for pea shoots. Also available: Dwarf Grey Sugar, Green Sugar & Mammoth Melting Sugar

F1, PEMV, PM

Sapphire produces a clustered set of slightly curved, 3 inch snap peas. The pods are crisp, sweet and stringless and the vines have an upright growth habit, dark green color. Can withstand significant disease pressure. Best with some support for vines.

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Pea, Cabree

Pea, Mr. Big

Pea, SL3123

Pea, Sugar Ann

Pea, Sapphire

Pea, Sweet Horizon

Pea, Super Sugar Snap

Pea, Oregon Giant

Pea, Oregon Sugar Pod II

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PEPPER PEPPER

Atris F1 65 days

Sweet & Bell

This “Corno di Toro” or Bull’s Horn type pepper is extremely prolific. Like the heirloom original, the skin is smooth and quickly turns from green to bright red with outstanding flavor. The fruit are conical in shape with a thick wall. The strong open plant provides good leaf cover. Pairs well with Palladio. Kapello F1 65 days

Days = from transplant to maturity Color

Green to red

Fruit Size (l x w)

Tolerance

Light yellow to golden orange 9 x 2” 

XCV

Sweet Amarillo F1 55 days

8 x 3”

An early maturing sweet banana type with great yield potential, especially for a large pepper. Very early maturing fruit on a sturdy 6 x 2” plant. Fruit has nice thick walls, a full appearance, and smooth skin. Red This Kapia-type pepper is so sweet and tasty we could not stop Quite sweet when it reaches maturity. eating our way through the trial. Kapello ripens to a bright, beautiful New! Tinker Belle (colors sold individualy) 55 days red, is very smooth and very prolific. An excellent pepper for Red, Yellow, Orange Small, 2 x 1.5” These 3’ plants are loaded with peppers. We counted over 40 roasting or fresh eating. Try pairing it with Oranos and Xanthi. 2-3 lobed tapered fruit on each plant. Grow individual vibrant colors Oranos F1 65 days Orange 5-7 x 1.5” Tobamo P0 or mix these sweet firm fruit together and watch them fly off your This beautiful orange conical pepper has tons of sweetness and is market table. really early to ripen. Slightly lobed, bright orange fruit with medium Yum Yum F1 55 days (Colors sold individually) thick walls. Looks great paired with Xanthi and Kapello, and has Chocobelle, Red, Yellow, Tangerine Small, 15-20 g performed well in two years of partially protected trials in Western Plants are medium height with good leaf cover and an abundance Washington; our first harvest gave us 6 fruit/plant, with many more of fruit. The peppers have very few seeds, are crisp, sweet and ripening. very flavorful. Makes a great fresh snack and also great grilled on Tequila F1 65 days kebabs or stuffed. This very colorful, tasty pepper will be a big hit! Lilac to red

New! Cute Red Stuff 56 days Red

3.5 x 2.5”

“Cute” is not enough to describe this mid-sized red bell pepper. Early to color up in our unheated hoophouse. Fruit matures from green to a bright red with an apple-like appearance. The skin is impressively shiny, has a nice firm texture and sweet flavor. During our 2014 trials, Cute Red Stuff was high-yielding and weighed about 3-3.5 oz. Growers, you will love this pepper! Use it in a salad mix, stuffed or sautéed; the possibilities are endless. King Arthur F1 60-65 days Green to red

4.5 x 4.5”

PVY 0, TEV, Tm, Tobamo P0, XCV 2

Sweet blocky bell with excellent yields. Large fruit size, early maturity, and colors up faster than most. King Arthur has adapted well to the Northwest.

4 x 3”

TMV

Tequila is a smooth, blocky lilac bell that turns red at full maturity. It delivers heavy yields of eye-catching fruit. Xanthi F1 65 days Yellow

6-8 x 1.5”

Tobamo P0

A yellow long sweet conical pepper, beautiful by itself or when paired with Oranos and Kapello. Fruit are slightly lobed with medium-thick walls and are medium-early to ripen. Did well in our westside trials with early season protection. New! Jimmy Nardello 65-70 days Red

6-10”

This sweet Italian frying pepper is amazing! Plants bear up to 10 inch long, thin, tapered rustic peppers that are perfect for whole frying or just about any other application. Colors up quickly. Fruit holds well on plant, great for extended harvest. You have to try these peppers!

Pepper, Cute Red Stuff

Pepper, Tinkerbelle (Red, Yellow, Tangerine)

Pepper, Jimmy Nardello

Pepper, King Arthur

Pepper, Tequila

Pepper, Sweet Amarillo

Pepper, Chocobelle (Yum Yum Chocolate)

Pepper, Oranos & Xanthi

Pepper, Kapello

Pepper, Atris

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PEPPER

PEPPER continued

Days = from transplant to maturity

Sweet & Bell continued Color

Fruit Size (l x w)

Tolerance

Red Knight X3R F1 65-70 days Green to red

4.5 x 4.5”

PVY, Xcv 1-3,

A vigorous, productive plant with large to extra large fruit that maintains good quality at maturity. Early to turn a deep glossy red. Allegiance F1 65-70 days Green to red

4.5 x 3.5”

PVY 0, TMV, Xcv 1-5

This early, mostly four-lobed, blocky bell pepper has performed quite well in our trials. The plant is vigorous with high yields of smooth and firm fruit that have thick walls and an exceptionally sweet flavor. These make for great stuffing peppers! Gatherer’s Gold (OP) 70 days Golden orange

Pepper, Red Knight

Pepper, Allegiance

Pepper, Gatherer’s Gold

Pepper, Joelene’s Red Italian

Pepper, Mindoro

Pepper, Cajun Belle

8-9 x 2”

Large plants have great leaf coverage and bear an abundant crop. This long tapered “corno di toro” type has thick walls and very sweet flavor. Fruit ripens to a vibrant gold but is even sweet harvested green. Extremely productive! Pairs well with Joelene’s Red Italian. Joelene’s Red Italian (OP) 70 days Bright red

8-9 x 2”

This brilliantly colored pepper is the red version of Gatherer’s Gold with smooth sides, medium-thick walls, and strong shoulders that taper to a slightly blunt tip. In our trials, plants continued to produce into the fall season with protection. New! Mindoro F1 70 days Orange

5x5

TMV

This blocky bright orange pepper is quite large. Mostly 3 lobed, very sweet flavor, firm and crunchy. It had a good yield on a compact plant with large leaves for coverage. Also Available: Baron F1, Camelot F1, Encore F1, Flamingo F1, Gemini F1, Gypsy F1, Mavras F1, Pritavit F1, Revolution F1, Stocky Red Roaster (OP) , Sweety F1, Tabby F1 & Vangard F1

Hot

=hot

Color

Hot Peppers =very hot 

=whew!

Fruit Shape & Size (l x w)

Type

Golden Dagger F1  55 days Light yellow to red/orange 8 x 2”

Hot banana

The perfect combination of sweet and spicy, this pepper is delicious! Early, large and beautiful, blushing orange and red over yellow as it ripens. New! Cajun Belle (OP)  60 days Red

3 x 1.5”

Cajun

This mini bell will win you over with it’s adorable size and brilliant cherry red color. She may be small and cute, but Cajun Belle is loaded with delicious sweetness perfectly complimented by a spiciness that can really pack a punch. We’ve even seen her make a grown man cry! Heavy yield and consistent ripening completes the package. Solero Ring O’ Fire (OP)  60 days Green to red

4-5 x .5”

Pepper, Golden Dagger

Cayenne

This open pollinated cayenne is one hot pepper. Prolific and dependable, Solero Ring O’ Fire has an abundance of glossy red fruit averaging 4 inches long.

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PEPPER, PUMPKIN Bilbao F1  65-75days Dark green

Cylindrical, blunt; 4 x 1”

Jalapeño

PUMPKIN

Color

Size (w x h)

Weight

3 x 5-6”

0.5-1 lb.

If you are in need of a large, dark green jalapeño with heat and flavor, this is one you should try. Bilbao sets a good crop on a strong vigorous bush. It has a main season maturity and produces fruit that average 4” x 1”; many times even larger. The fruit are characterized by their smooth surface and dark green thick flesh. Its large size makes this jalapeño adaptable to both fresh and processing markets. Works well both east and west of the Cascade range. Jalapride F1  65-75 days

A perfect companion to Lil’ Pump-Ke-Mon and Lil’ Orange-Mon, Casperita is an attractive deeply ridged ornamental that is also edible! Flesh and flavor are reminiscent of acorn winter squash. Fantastic yield, very early setting, and easy to harvest from a big semi-bush habit. Tolerant to PM race 2 and WMV. Kandy Korn F1 90 days

A very high yielding and early jalapeño, with excellent performance on both sides of the Cascades. Fruit is shiny, check-free and medium green. Produces good flavor with a kick. Anthocyanin free so it will not turn black with stress. In our trials on the westside, our first harvest yielded almost 4 lbs per plant. Camino Real F1  75-80 days

This little pumpkin proved to be a heavy yielder with 8 to10 fruit per plant. Space saving vine is compact; maturity is early. Kandy Korn is precocious with deep orange color contrasting with dark green handles. New! Warty Goblin F1

Medium green

Medium green

Cylindrical, blunt; 3.5 x 1.5”

Jalapeño

Cylindrical, 3-4 x 0.5”

Serrano

Tapered; 5-7 x 2.5-3”

Ancho/Poblano

Camino Real is a mid-season maturing serrano pepper. It grows on a tall bush and produces a continuous set of 3 to 4 inch medium green, slender peppers. The extended set results in good yields. Corcel F1  75-80 days Dark green to brown

A large Ancho type, Corcel matures from a dark green and glossy shade to an even darker green, almost black. Shape is flattened, and the pepper tapers to a blunt point. Two to three lobed fruit grow on a tall strong plant; astonishing yield! Sinaloa F1  75-80 days

Casperita F1 80 days Pure white   

Deep orange

3.5 x 4.25”

1-1.5 lbs.

Dark orange w/ green warts

8-20 lbs.

Warty Goblin is a show-stopper! This very unique hardshell pumpkin has a fruit base that turns dark orange early, while the intense green warts stay green for several weeks post-harvest. It has a dark green, firmly attached handle; a round to slightly tall fruit shape, and has intermediate powdery mildew resistance. Field Trip F1 90-95 days Deep orange

7 x 4”

5-7 lbs.

Field Trip is the perfect size for children. Its long twisting handle is very distinct and makes it easy to carry. The dark orange fruit are flattish with deep ribs. Fruit are very uniform in both shape and size. Very dark green                4-5”    Serrano Has intermediate resistance to powdery mildew. An early maturing, extra dark serrano with large size for quick harvest Cannon Ball F1 90-95 days Dark orange 6.5 x 6.5” 5 lbs. weight. Very glossy cylindrical fruit with thick walls pack some heat! Cannon Ball has a nearly perfect round shape, smooth dark orange Great post-harvest holding, one of the longest hot peppers to stay skin, and slight ribbing along with a well attached handle. The semifirm and attractive that we have seen. Plant is healthy and sturdy, hard shell extends Cannon Ball’s shelf life. The thick, meaty interior producing concentrated sets, even in Western Washington. makes great pies. Tiburon F1  85-95 days WeeeeeOne F1 95 days Dark green Elongated; 5 x 2” Ancho/Poblano A pepper that works great for stuffing. Fruit is large, dark green and Medium orange 2.5-3 x 2.5-3”  0.5 lb. thick walled. Provides sturdy bushes and prolific yields. Looks like a regular pumpkin, with shallow ridges and a slightly elongated shape, but all in miniature! Smooth medium green handle, Also Available: Barajas F1, Benito F1, Big Jim (OP), Cherry & Super uniformly colored rind, and unusual appearance make this a new look Bomb F1, Habañero (OP), Hungarian Hot Wax (OP) Chili F1 for ornamentals. Very productive bush has good PM resistance.

Pepper, Bilbao

Pepper, Sinaloa

Pumpkin, Casperita

Pepper, Camino Real

Pepper, Corcel

Pumpkin, WeeeeeOne

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Pumpkin, Field Trip

Pumpkin, Cannon Ball

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PUMPKIN continued Size (w x h)

PUMPKIN Hijinks F1 100 days

Weight

Winter Luxury (OP) 95 days Light orange with tan netting

7 x 6”

5-7 lbs.

This unusual and attractive pie pumpkin is well known for its excellent flavor, reported to make the most velvety of pies. A warm but pale orange color with darker ribbing and tan netting, along with a twisted and striped handle draw the eye. Moderately productive vine habit with uniform fruit shape and size. Hannibal F1 95-98 days Orange

12 x 15”

18-22 lbs.

Hannibal is a medium sized Jack-O-Lantern with a blocky round shape, deep rich orange color, and dark thick strong handles. A sure winner in the Howden class. This disease tolerant plant’s beautiful fruit keeps impressing us and our growers. Magic Lantern F1 95-100 days

Orange

7.5 x 8”

7-9 lbs.

This 2011 AAS winner delivers uniform, attractive small fruit in great numbers every time. Hijinks consistently has square shoulders, medium deep ribbing and nice dark green handles. Resistant to powdery mildew and very dependable, it’s a must have for pumpkin lovers everywhere! Baby Wrinkles F1 100 days Deep Orange

7 x 8”

5-8lbs.

Round out the ‘wrinkled’ family with this smaller compliment to Mr. and Mrs. Wrinkles. A large pie-sized pumpkin on a semideterminate vine, with a dark green stem. The skin has a burnt orange color with a rough ribbed texture. Wrinkles improve with optimum growing conditions. Jack Sprat F1 100 days Dark orange

5 x 6”

3 lbs

This little pumpkin can take a lot of abuse! It has nice straight dark Dark orange 12 x 16” 20-25 lbs. green embedded handles that are well attached to very round, This compact, powdery mildew tolerant vine yields 2 to dark orange, smooth fruit. Very slight, shallow ribbing is attractive. 3 large pumpkins with the best deep orange color. A traditional There is great yield potential with outstanding uniformity. Good looking pumpkin, slightly taller than wide, with moderate ribbing and tolerance to PM. a good handle attachment. A long time favorite of our growers. Snowball F1 100 days Moonshine F1 95-100 days White

8 x 9”

7-10 lbs.

An early maturing white pumpkin. Produces good yields of uniform 7 to 10 pound fruit, even with poor spring conditions. Has a slightly flattened shape with a well attached handle. Does not turn blue. This is a nice one! Super Herc F1 95-100 days Dark orange

14 x 12”

25-35 lbs.

Three words describe Super Herc: an awesome giant. The dark green handle attaches well to the rich orange fruit. The skin is smooth with uniform ribs. Gladiator F1 98-105 days Bright orange

13 x 15”

15-25 lbs.

A strong plant with good powdery mildew tolerance, Gladiator stood out in Northwest trials. The fruit are similar to Magic Lantern’s but are more round and have a particularly durable handle. Given proper spacing, Gladiator will consistently yield 25 pound fruit.

Pumpkin, Winter Luxury

Pumpkin, Hannibal

Pumpkin, Magic Lantern

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White

6 x 6”

2 lbs.

The most productive pumpkin in past trials. Snowball is very clean, and is known to make even the toughest guys (and girls) say “cute”. The short vines are loaded with glowing white fruit; a smaller relative to Moonshine. Medium PM resistance. Edible. Perfect size for kids and urban decorations. New! Tiffany F1 100 days Dark orange

6 x 6”

4-5 lbs.

This highly productive variety will give you an abundane of round, dark orange fruit with dark green handles. It has light ribbing on the fruit. The plant habit is a semi-vining, tall bush. The fruit are fairly uniform in shape and isze. Knuckle Head F1 105 days Orange with warts

10 x 12”

12-16 lbs.

Goosebumps’ big brother Knuckle Head is taller than wide. Joining the freak show, Knuckle Head displays greenish orange colored warts on an orange background. A fantastic addition to Halloween displays.

Pumpkin, Moonshine

Pumpkin, Tiffany

Pumpkin, Jack Sprat

Pumpkin, Snowball

Pumpkin, Hijinks

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2015 SEED CATALOG

PUMPKIN Rouge Vif D’ Etampes (OP) 105 days Bright reddish orange

6 x 12”

12-22 lbs.

A real beauty, Rouge is a very unique pumpkin from France. A Cinderella-type with a flattened shape, mild ridges and unmatched red color. Expect heavy yields of great tasting pumpkins. Pairs well with our collection of oblate pumpkins and winter squashes. Big Moose F1 110 days Orange/red

29x18” 

50-125+ lbs

This jumbo pumpkin had great yield and large size even when it was not babied or thinned. Bright saturated color with a fun rounded shape; will attract attention at roadside stands and other marketing outlets. Fruit grows on a heavy vine that is attractive in its own right. Captain Jack F1 110 days Medium orange

15 x 13”

Pumpkin, Big Moose

Pumpkin, Captain Jack

30+ lbs.

A new jumbo pumpkin for growers who appreciate a large, well attached crow’s foot handle. This smooth barrel shaped, flat bottomed, light ribbed pumpkin is uniform in size with excellent yields. In our trials, Captain Jack was the earliest of this size class to color up and die down. The dark handles are the thickest we have seen. Mr. Wrinkles F1 110 days Deep orange

13 x 10.5”

20-30 lbs.

Mr. Wrinkles is a large Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin with wrinkled and bumpy skin. It has a strong handle that can hold its heavy weight. Stress on the plant will reduce wrinkling. Mrs. Wrinkles F1 110 days Deep orange

10-12 x 9-10”

Pumpkin, Mr., Mrs. & Baby Wrinkles

20-30 lbs.

A smaller companion to Mr. Wrinkles, with deeply wrinkled ribs and a thick, nicely embedded handle. Mrs. Wrinkles was able to tolerate stress in our trials better than Mr. Wrinkles. Even with less than ideal conditions, she still developed more wrinkles! We found the height to be variable, with some attractive squattier shapes. Cronus F1 110-120 days Dark orange

15 x 14”

25-60 lbs.

This was a big hit in our pumpkin patch!  New from the breeders of Magic Lantern, Cronus is an extra-large pumpkin with weights ranging from 25–60 lbs. In our trials we consistently saw 2 fruit per vine.  It has a rich, dark orange surface with well defined ridges and a somewhat bumpy surface. The eye-catching handle is large, dark green and firmly attached. Give this one a little more room than usual when you plant. Porcelain Doll F1 115 days Pink

10 x 7”

Pumpkin, Cronus

Pumpkin, Porcelain Doll

20-25 lbs.

This pumpkin is one of a kind! Prolific long vines produce blocky, deeply ribbed peachy pink fruit. Porcelain doll ripened earlier than 115 days, but the color continued to intensify with time. For a pink and blue combination on the same shape, we suggest pairing with squash Jarrahdale. Flat White Boer Ford (OP) 115-125 days White

8-12 x 3-5”

15-17 lbs.

A flat pumpkin with a creamy white rind and thick orange flesh. The vines are vigorous, providing good cover for the fruit. Flat White Boer’s fruit are large, lightly ribbed and versatile. It is both superbly tasty and great for fall decoration. Phat Jack F1 120 days Dark orange

25 x 20”

Pumpkin, Knuckle Head

50+ lbs.

A fat, deeply-embedded, green handle tops off this awesome, tall, round pumpkin. Phat Jack is one of the most impressive big pumpkins we’ve seen. The skin is heavily ribbed. We carry many more varieties. Please see our website.

Pumpkin, Rouge Vif D’Etampes, Flat White Boer Ford, Fairytale

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RADICCHIO, RADISH T&T 4050 (OP) 90 days

RADICCHIO

Round

Days = from transplant to maturity Shape New! Nettuno (OP) 55 days Barrel

This sugar loaf radicchio was the earliest of our mid-summer Skagit Valley trial; 55 days from transplant. Consistent in shape, color and size; heads were 15” tall and very dense. Medium dark green wrap gives way to a yellow and white crisp heart. Wraps were clean and free of tip burn. This large sugar loaf has reduced bitterness compared to most red radicchio varieties and makes a great addition to salads but can easily shine on its own in any culinary preparation! T&T 4070 F1 60 days

Uniform for fall harvest, these large dark red heads did not show as much uniform shape in the spring and summer, but were very beautiful if shape consistency is not a requirement. Protective outer leaves improve quality, and a touch of green in the white veining is very festive. Average weight: 14 oz. Baldo (OP) 90 days Treviso

This variety is for the fall slot, and should have good tolerance to the cold. Brilliant red and white medium sized Treviso type. Excellent for cold storage. Also available: Giulietta (OP) & 5070 F1

RADISH

Round

This hybrid round red radicchio is used for late season production in Shape Color Top height Italy, however it did best in the spring in our trials even though there was more shape variability in that slot. If you are looking for a hybrid Cherriette F1 22 days Globe to round Bright red Medium radicchio, we suggest you try 4070 in the spring and fall. Cherriette is a crisp, bright red radish that grows quickly. Good Sirio (OP) 60-65 days flavor and firm flesh. Produces high quality, uniform roots. Performs Round very well under warmer conditions. Best for spring and early fall plantings, Sirio also performs well Celesta F1 24 days in the summer. Small and round with a uniform maturity, we found this one to be the most similar to Indigo. Color was a lighter red in the spring, but darkened during the summer, and was a beautiful contrast with the white ribs and veining. Average weight: 10 oz. TVG1 (OP) 75 days Treviso

Round

Dark red

Medium

Round, dark, cherry red roots with a refined taproot and sturdy short top. Celesta is easy to harvest and is well adapted to Pacific Northwest production. Escala F1 24 days

Round Bright red Short to medium Radicchio TVG1 is the improved replacement for Mesola, a This impressively uniform variety has bright-red round roots Treviso type. Beautiful and weighty in our spring trial, and decent in our summer trials. TVG1 had clean white ribs and a deep red color, with smooth taproots, clean shoulders and good attachments. Escala and held longer in the spring than Fiero abainst bolting. Better color, tends to have good resistance against cracking and a nice flavor with a little bite. Suitable for bunching; has good shelf life and high yield. increased production and higher uniformity. Pink Beauty (OP) 25 days Globe to round

Deep pink to magenta

Short to medium

Beautiful pink radish with an almost magenta color. 3.5 to 4 inch tops and a nice single taproot. Clean shoulders with good attachment.

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Radicchio, T&T 4070

Radicchio, Baldo

Radish, Cherriette

Radish, Celesta

Radicchio, Sirio

Radicchio, TVG1

Radicchio, T&T 4050

Radish, Escala

Radish, Pink Beauty

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RADISH, RUTABAGA New! Red Crown F1 Slightly flattened globe

Dark Red

Short to medium

Looking for a dark red short top radish with good disease package? Well look no further! This round slightly flattened radish has short tops even in the longest days of summer in NW Washington. Red Crown has horizontal resistance to rhizoctonia and intermediate resistance to downy mildew and fusarium yellows. Even when over-sized, this radish retains its opaque white interior and excellent crunch. Amethyst (OP) 25 days Globe

Purple

Medium

Amethyst’s smooth purple skin and crisp white flesh are a great combination. This one really glows! Medium height tops, good color uniformity, and small taproots. Our taste testers liked its spicy flavor! Ping Pong (OP) 30 days Globe

White

Medium

Ping Pong is a pure white radish with exceptionally tender, smooth skin. It has medium tops and a clean top attachment. Roots are consistently round in shape with small taproots. Lollipop Mix (OP) 25-30 days Globe to tall globe

Purple, pink, red, white

Medium

A new exclusive Osborne radish formula mix with great uniformity and high quality yields! We’ve adjusted the percentages and tested the mix in our trial fields to create the most attractive bunches of white, red, purple and pink radishes. Also Available: Cherry Belle (OP), Crunchy Royale F1, Easter Egg (OP), French Breakfast (OP), Icicle (OP), Red Velvet F1, Rudi (OP) & Tinto F1 Color

Radish, Red Crown

RUTABAGA

Joan 90-100 days Purple crown w/ yellow bottom

Joan was voted best in flavor in a 700 person taste test at Organicology 2013. The flesh is dense, crisp and mild with a very sweet flavor, especially after frost. Uniform round roots showed good resistance to Clubroot. Laurentian 90-100 days

Radish, Lollipop Mix

Purple crown w/ yellow bottom

Laurentian has smooth, globe shaped roots with finely grained, crisp flesh. The tops grow 15-18 inches. Recommended for shipping, processing and storage. Magres 90-100 days Purple crown w/ yellow bottom

This is a widely adapted purple topped rutabaga with excellent quality. It is suitable for early cropping as well as late. The roots have good uniformity and will store. Resistant to mildew and soft rot.

Radish trial on display

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Rutabaga, Joan

Rutabaga, Laurentian

Rutabaga, Magres

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SPINACH

upright growth habit and nice oval-shaped, thick leaves. Excellent yields and dark color. Best suited for production in the spring and fall, but does work well the entire growing season. Trialed this year for fall production with good results. New! SV3580VC F1 50 days

Semi-Savoy

Tolerance Mandolin F1 50 days DM 1-12, 14

If you liked Waitiki you should give Mandolin a try! Semi-savoy with a deep green color, very upright plant habit and a nice gloss. Leaves are thick with good texture and excellent pliability. Showed good semi-savoy qualities as a baby leaf and even more savoy at bunch stage. SV2157VB F1 50 days DM 1-13

This semi-savoy stood out in our trials with its glossy, thick, dark green leaves. Shape, size and habit were very consistent throughout the season. Its nice upright habit with fountain shape helped keep leaves clean and well off the ground. As a baby leaf, SV2157VB had mildly savoyed oval leaves and at bunching stage, beautiful heavily savoyed leaves. Tyee F1 50 days DM 1,3,5,8,9,11,12,14

Tyee is a long standing semi-savoyed hybrid. Medium-green, savoyed leaves grow quickly and vigorously. It resists bolting under high temperatures and long day conditions. Also Available: Chevelle F1 & Waitki F1

DM 1-13

Toucan has excellent resistance to bolting even in heat. This variety has great uniformity with oval shaped leaves that are medium dark green, an upright habit and versatility to work for baby or bunching production. Works well all season. Violin F1 50 days DM 1-12, 14

With its good vigor, Violin is well suited for cooler temperatures. This is an extremely fast growing variety for main season production. Has medium-size rounded leaves with good uniformity and glossy green coloring. Habit tends to be upright and it works great for bunching. Cello F1 52 days DM 1-12

Consistently producing dark green oval leaves with great gloss, medium length petioles and a nice upright habit. This variety would work well for baby leaf or for bunching. Caladonia F1 55 days

Smooth Tolerance Molokai F1 48 days DM 1-13

This is a fast maturing variety for full season production. Molokai consistently produced round, dark green leaves with great gloss. Leaves had good texture and pliability. With its upright habit and long petioles, Molokai works well for both baby and bunching. Great Downey Mildew resistance! Corvair F1 50 days DM 1-11, 13

This is a very adaptable babyleaf spinach! Corvair has done extremely well under stress in many trials. Early maturing with good

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DM 1-13

The most saturated, dark green color we have ever seen in a spinach! In addition to the gorgeous color, SV3580VC has oval leaves with a hint of savoy, long petioles, and an upright habit for stunning bunches and good for baby leaf production as well. Toucan F1 50 days

DM 1-14

A spinach variety with impressive Downy Mildew resistance! Caladonia is a mid-maturing smooth leaf with beautiful dark green color and gloss. Slower growing and fairly low to the ground. Works great in the heat of the summer with excellent field holding ability and good bolt tolerance. Also available: Bahamas F1, Baker F1, Barbados F1, C2-606 F1, El Real F1, Olympia F1, Piano F1, Seaside F1, Swan F1 & Unipack 12 F1

Spinach, Mandolin

Spinach, SV2157VB

Spinach, Molokai

Spinach, SV3580VC in row

Spinach, SV3580VC, baby leaf

Spinach, Corvair

Spinach, Toucan

Spinach, Violin

Spinach, Cello

Spinach, Caladonia

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SEEDS FOR SPROUTING, SQUASH

2015 SEED CATALOG

SEEDS FOR SPROUTING Amaranth, Garnet.......................... Beautiful garnet colored sprouts Arugula....................................Robust, nutty flavor and crisp texture New! Beet Rubens......................... Dark red color, Bull’s Blood type Basil......................................... Fine sprout with classic “basil” flavor Broccoli, Waltham................ Healthy sprouts contain high levels of sulforaphane, a cancer fighting compound Cabbage, Red.....Red sprouts provide color and nutritional benefits Chervil..............................Bright green color and a refreshing flavor Cress.......... Standard European sprout will add pizzazz to your mix Kale, Red Russian....Serrated green leaf with attractive purple vein Kale, Vates Blue......................................... Frilled green blue sprout Kohlrabi, Purple............... Bright purple sprouts add a dash of color and a pleasant, mild taste Mustard, India Red.......................... Reddish green cotyledons add a spicy mustard flavor Onion.......................................... White roots and light green shoots add a mild onion flavor Pak Choi...................................... White root with bright green shoot Pea, Alaska..............................Quick sprouting early variety is great for pea shoots and sprouts Popcorn...................................Surprisingly sweet and tender sprout Radish, China Rose...........................Tasty sprouts have bright pink shoots with dark green leaves Swiss Chard Magenta Sunset..............Bright magenta shoots with medium to dark green leaves Swiss Chard, Orange Fantasia.................... Same taste as Lipstick but with vibrant orange shoots

Sprout, Amaranth, Garnet

Sprout, Popcorn

Sprout, Mustard, India Red

Sprout, Radish, Purple Sango

Sprout, Kale, Red Russian

Squash, Noche

Squash, Green Tiger & Sunstripe

Squash, Bari

Squash, Desert

Squash, Dario

SQUASH

Green Summer Squash Shape

Color

Noche F1 42-45 days Cylindrical

Very dark green

Continued favorite of ours, Noche has smooth, deep green, glossy skin and prolonged heavy yields. Has a clean blossom end and early flower release that makes it suitable for baby production. Noche is an attractive variety with excellent quality and tolerance to ZYMV and WMV2. Green Tiger F1 45 days Cylindrical

Dark green w/ light green stripes

This unique zucchini has an abundance of glossy, striped, green fruit with clean blossom ends. The plant is spine free and has an open bush habit, which makes for easy hand harvest. This variety colors up and the blossom ends drop off early so you can harvest these young! Outstanding flavor and texture. Excellent tolerance to PM and DM in our trials. Bari F1 45 days Elongated teardrop

Medium green, speckled

A slender, darker version of the classic grey/light green zucchini. In our trials, Bari was by far the most attractive of its type- both the fruit (exterior and interior), and plant habit. Very open, smaller, upright plants produced a consistent yield of shiny, speckled, faceted fruit. Highly uniform, great quality. Good disease package. Desert F1 50 days Cylindrical

Dark green

A darker, straighter version of the high yielding Dunja, Desert is earlier with a more concentrated set and is easier to harvest. Great for high tunnel production in addition to open field production, due to the way the flowers stay open for long periods of time. Slightly shorter, darker fruit than Noche. CMV and PM resistance. Dario F1 55 days Cylindrical

Dark green w/ light green stripes

One of the most interesting varieties we have seen. This squash has long, slender, dark green fruit alternating with distinct light green stripes. The white flesh tastes great. Amazing shelf life.

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SQUASH continued

New! Yellowfin F1

Green Summer Squash continued Shape

Cylindrical

Color

Magda F1 51 days Elongated Teardrop

Light green, speckled

An established Lebanese-type zucchini with uniformly sized fruit. Magda is highly prolific with appealing, light green skin and smooth white flesh. Also available: Amatista F1, Ambassador F1, Dunja F1 , Envy F1, Raven F1, Reward F1 & Zucchini Elite F1

Yellow Summer Squash Shape

Color

Ocelot F1 45 days Crookneck

Light yellow

Ocelot showed huge improvements in plant structure, speed, yield and quality. Very open zucchini-like plant habit (especially for a crookneck) greatly helps improve post-harvest quality. Medium gloss, saturated color even at very young stage. Heavy fruit are held off the ground, close to growing point. Sunstripe F1 45 days Cylindrical

Golden yellow w/ light yellow stripes

Sunstripe is an extremely vibrant golden yellow striped zucchini. This variety is high yielding and has a spine free bush that helps make harvesting easy. Pairs well with Green Tiger. Has good shelf life and tends to have a slight bulbing shape. Gentry F1 50 days Semi-crookneck

Rich yellow

High yielding, semi-crookneck squash with deep rich yellow color that did not exhibit striping or green tinting. Smooth bush type plant with few spines on petioles made for easy harvest and better quality fruit. Gentry consistently produced all summer, often outyielding others in our trials on a weekly basis. Golden Glory F1 50 days Cylindrical

Medium-dark yellow

Golden Glory is high yielding and has improved disease resistance. Open, upright plants yield straight, medium to dark yellow fruit well into the fall.

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Bright yellow

A striking yellow squash with great uniformity. Provides gorgeous, straight semi-gloss fruit. A nearly spineless open habit growth allows for easy picking in this high yielding variety. Also Available: Golden Arrow F1, Gold Rush F1, Gold Star F1, Golden Delight F1, Golden Dawn III F1 & Sunglo F1

Specialty Summer Squash Shape

Color

Cue Ball F1 35-40 days Eight Ball F1 40 days One Ball F1 40 days

Light green Dark green Bright yellow

Vigorous vining plants produce high yields of shiny, uniform round fruit that work great for stuffing. Fruit are held high off the ground making it easy for hand harvest. COLORS SOLD SEPARATELY. G Star F1 50 days Scallop

Medium to dark green

These plants are vigorous, open, and have minimal spines. The scallop shaped fruit become intensely green and are highly uniform in size. Y Star F1 50 days Scallop

Bright yellow w/ green at blossom

This variety truly amazed us. Y Star has incredible yields of bright yellow, uniform scallops. The plant is open with minimal spines for easy harvest; continues to set fruit over an extended period. Sunburst F1 50 days Scallop

Bright yellow

An AAS winner! Sunburst has the bright yellow color that customers prefer. The compact, open plant is very prolific, producing discshaped fruit that harvest best when young. Starship F1 52 days Scallop

Dark green

Starship is an outstanding dark green scallop variety. It maintains its flat shape and has shiny, deep green skin. An excellent addition to your scallop mix. Also Available: Flying Saucer F1 & Piccolo F1

Squash, Magda

Squash, Ocelot

Squash, Yellowfin

Cue Ball, One Ball & Eight Ball

Squash, Y Star

Squash, Sunstripe

Squash, Gentry

Squash, Golden Glory

Squash, Sunburst

Squash, G Star

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2015 SEED CATALOG

SQUASH Winter Squash Size & Type (l x w)

Rind Color

Plant Habit

Table Ace F1 70-75 days

Orange Summer F1 80 days 6.5 x 7” Kabocha

Bright orange red

Semi-bush

Orange Summer is an improved Uchiki Kuri hybrid, maturing 5-6 x 6” Acorn Black green Compact semi-bush up to two weeks earlier and with more uniformity. The interior is a Uniform fruit and tasty flesh are the hallmarks of Table Ace. The bright orange and the skin is lightly striped orange and red. With its slightly ribbed fruit consistently yields larger squash than Royal Ace. high yield of uniform fruit, ability to germinate in cooler weather, and Our trials produced healthy vigorous plants, which were prolific and some tolerance to downey mildew, this is a great choice for organic showed good early resistance to Powdery Mildew.  growers! Royal Ace F1 70-80 days Bush Delicata (OP) 85 days 5 x 6” Acorn

Black green

Bush

A high yielding acorn with a concentrated fruit set. Uniform, deep blackish green fruit are more round than most acorns and keep their color well. Royal Ace has smooth, sweet flesh. Powdery Mildew tolerance. Autumn Delight F1 75 days 6 x 6” Acorn

Dark green

Semi-bush

Slightly bigger acorn squash with deep ridges, dark green exterior and buttery interior. Strong, compact plant and Powdery Mildew tolerant. Orange Cutie F1 75-80 days 4 x 3” Mini Kabocha

Dark orange w/ lighter stripes Semi-bush

3-4 x 6-8” Delicata

Green & cream striped

Bush

An AAS winner, Bush Delicata has high yields of uniform, smaller fruit that are in demand with today’s consumers. This sweet-fleshed winter squash has very smooth texture and a thin rind that is easy to cut. Tolerance to PM. Butterfly F1 85-90 days 7 x 4” Butternut

Buckskin

Vine

This is an excellent packing butternut. Butterfly produces good yields of very uniform typical butternut shaped fruit. The size range is also very consistent making for a high packout. The fruit is a very soft buckskin color with firm yellow flesh. Best flavor, especially after curing. Early Butternut F1 85-90 days

This mini kabocha produces an average of 5 fruit per plant. Semibush plant allows for increased density and incredible yield. Flesh is 7 x 4.5” Butternut Tan Semi-compact bush sweet and dry. Another AAS winner. Early Butternut offers high productivity and very uniform fruit. Great tasting flesh; high quality for fresh market Black Bellota F1 80 days Eastern WA, 100+ days Western WA 6 x 5” Acorn Black green Semi-bush use. Great for the westside. Proven, reliable variety. This large bush acorn has dark almost black green skin with nice Hubba Hubba F1 85-90 days orange flesh that has a good amount of sugars. Black Bellota is 6 x 4” Mini hubbard Bright reddish orange Semi-bush high yielding averaging 2-2.5 lb.. Fruit is very uniform in shape and This mini hubbard is a colorful squash with a wonderful hubbard size. Has good resistances to PM and Podi Virus group and has taste, but is also great for ornamental display. The fruit are 2-4 good potential for storage. pounds making them easy to handle. Excellent yields, fruit set close in plant and then along secondary vines. Hunter F1 80 days 5 x 3” Mini Butternut Tan Vine Pacific Royale F1 85-90 days Eastern WA, 100+ days Western WA A prolific mini butternut whose tasty flesh is dark orange and 6 x 4” Butternut Tan Vine delicious. One of the earliest butternuts we’ve seen—yields lots of Pacific Royale averages 4 pound blocky shaped fruit with classic small fruit per plant. butternut skin. Its deep orange flesh is thick with a tight cavity for little waste.

Squash, (L-R) Autumn Delight, Table Ace & Royal Ace

Squash, Early Butternut

Squash, Hubba Hubba

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Squash, Black Bellotta

Squash, Hunter

Squash, Bush Delicata

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Tivoli F1 90 days

Winter Squash continued

Size & Type (l x w)

8.5 x 6” Spaghetti

Rind Color

Plant Habit

Speckled Pup F1 85-90 days 4 x 7” Mini Kabocha

Dark green w/ orange speckles Semi-bush

This cute mini kabocha is a dual purpose squash—sweet and dry yellow golden flesh is a gourmet treat, and the dark green skin with red-orange speckles works beautifully for ornamental arrangements. Fruit is deeply oblate with an average weight of 1.5 pounds. Semi-bush habit with runners forming late in the season. Delica F1 85-95 days 5 x 3.5” Kabocha

Dark green w/ light green specks

Vine

Delica is a vigorous, uniform variety that is widely adaptable. It has very dry, finely grained flesh with creamy texture and sweet flavor. Stores well too. Sweet Mama F1 85-95 days 5 x 3” Kabocha

Dark green

Bush w/short vines

AAS winner. Sweet Mama’s fruit develops close to the center of the plant. The bright yellow dry flesh tastes sweet and nutty. Consistent performer. Stores well. Uchiki Kuri (OP) 85-95 days 5 x 5” Kabocha

Bright orange-red

Vine

Uchiki Kuri’s fruit grow smooth skinned and uniform with an intense orange red color. The interior is bright orange, and the flesh is dry and delicious. Stores well. Carnival F1 90 days 5 x 6” Specialty acorn

Gold, green & yellow

Semi-bush

This colorful squash stores well for several months and maintains its excellent eating quality; very sweet with dense delicious flesh. The contrasting rind colors intensify with cooler autumn nights. Grey Ghost F1 90 days 8 x 5” Specialty

Light grey

Vine

Early grey fruited squash with superior eating quality and long term storage potential. The 10-14 pound fruit have thick tasty flesh. Ghost’s vigorous plants produce huge yields and are somewhat tolerant to powdery mildew.

Squash, (L-R) Galeuse, Jarrahdale, Speckled Hound & Speckled Pup

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Creamy yellow

Bush w/short vines

An AAS winner. Tivoli’s short vines allow for more plants per acre. Flesh has long, firm strands with a delicate flavor. In our trials this variety was early to set and high yielding. Atlas F1 95-100 days 10 x 5.5” Butternut

Tan

Vine

Atlas is a high yielding butternut with strong plant vigor and dark orange flesh. Uniformity of size and shape makes Atlas versatile for fresh market or processing. Early Jarrah F1 95-100 days 10 x 5” Specialty

Grey

Vine

Beautiful grey fruited squash with deep orange flesh. Weighs 10-12 pounds on average. Flesh has dry, smooth texture and tastes subtly sweet. A winner for both ornamental and culinary purposes. Galeuse d’Eysine (OP) 95-100 days 10 x 6” Specialty

Pinkish tan w/ warts

Vine

Galeuse is pinkish tan with peanut-like warts. This unique specialty squash will catch your eye, and is great in fall displays. Although edible, it is mostly grown for ornamental purposes. Speckled Hound F1 95-100 days 6-10” Specialty Kabocha

Pinkish orange w/ green ribs

Semi-bush

Are you looking for another funky winter squash? Try Speckled Hound. This squash is oblate with beautiful coloring and shallow ridges. The flesh is yellow orange and dense with high dry matter. This is a larger relative to the Speckled Pup. Zeppelin (OP) 95-100 days 8 x 3” Delicata

Creamy yellow w/ green stripes

Vine

Zeppelin’s vines produce long, uniform fruit that are creamy-yellow color with green stripes, and a golden-yellow interior. Zeppelin has superior eating quality; smooth, fine-grained flesh, and sweet flavor without a trace of bitterness. We noticed that Zeppelin tends to hold more moisture than Bush Delicata with longer fruit. A little slower to germ but well worth the wait.

Squash, Delica

Squash, Uchiki Kuri

Squash, Sweet Mama

Squash, Tivoli

Squash, Early Jarrah

Squash, Zeppelin

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SQUASH, SWISS CHARD Sandman (OP) 100 days Specialty

Tan

Vine

Dual purpose, round to slightly flattened squash with smooth, tancolored skin. Very similar to Long Island Cheese. Attractive and flavorful! Thick flesh is bright orange, smooth, and has a delicate sweet flavor. Great 6-8 pound ornamental. Honeyboat (OP) 100 days 8 x 3” Delicata ribs Large bush

Copper w/ dark green

This is one of our favorite Delicata varieties. Honeyboat’s fruit are long and almost cylindrical with colorful skin that displays well in the fall. The interior is dark orange, rich, and sweet with smooth texture. Jarradale (OP) 105 days 12 x 6” Specialty

Blue grey

Squash, Sandman

Squash, Honeyboat

Squash, Marina di Chioggia

Swiss Chard, Flamingo

Vine

This variety will add color contrast to your fall display. The bluish grey fruit are flat and about 12 inches in diameter with heavy ribbing. Jarrahdale’s golden, yellow flesh is tasty and very dry. Marina di Chioggia (OP) 105 days 6 x 7”

Specialty

Dark green

Vine

This turban shaped Italian heirloom has a very unique, dark green warted skin. It weighs around 7 to 8 pounds. Has a deep yellow orange flesh that is great baked or used for pies. We carry many more varieties. For a complete listing of our squashes, see our price list and website.

SWISS CHARD Aurora Formula Mix (OP) 55 days bunch; 28 days baby Aurora Formula is an Osborne exclusive! Mixed precisely to include a rainbow of bright colors including shades of yellow, orange, pink, crimson, green, white and chartreuse. The contrast between the deep green leaves and the colorful petioles is beautiful! Great for salad mixes and bunching. Orange Fantasia (OP) 55 days bunch; 30 days baby Orange Fantasia is a vividly colored chard with truly bright goldenorange stems and veins and the deepest green, shiny leaves. This tasty gem holds its color well when cooked. A most vibrant addition to baby leaf mixes. Flamingo (OP) 55-60 days bunch; 30 days baby A hot pink stem topped by a dark, glossy, smooth, green leaf. Extremely consistent color and leaf height makes this a very uniform chard. Intense (OP) 55-60 days bunch; 26 days baby Excellent for red baby leaf production as well as bunching. Consistently red stems, smooth leaves and very uniform. Long petioles for easy harvest. For bunching, Intense is similar to Rhubarb in leaf and growth habit. Beautiful bright red stems and savoyed dark green leaves.   Peppermint (OP) 55-60 days bunch This new unique chard has white stems with pink striping on back and hot pink margins on front. Uniform leaves are nicely savoyed and dark green. Exciting addition for bunched fresh market sales. Only white when cut as babyleaf. Silverado (OP) 55-60 days bunch; 33 days baby Unique because of its extraordinary deep green savoyed leaves and bright white petioles. The compact plant (14-16 inches) may be stripped for individual leaves or harvested whole for easy handling. Silverado is very slow to bolt. Eldorado (OP) 55-60 days bunch; 33 days baby Golden chard with medium green leaves for baby leaf or bunching use; mature plant height is 20-24 inches with nice broad petioles. Eldorado was slow to bolt in Osborne trials. Also Available: Bright Lights (OP), Celebration (OP), Lipstick (OP), Fordhook Giant (OP) , Magenta Sunset (OP) & Rhubarb (OP)

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Swiss Chard, Aurora Formula Mix

Swiss Chard, Peppermint

Swiss Chard, Intense

Swiss Chard, Silverado

Swiss Chard, Eldorado

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TOMATO

TOMATO

Sungreen Garden F1 75 days

Days = from transplant to maturity Cherry/Grape Plant Habit

Indeterminate

Shape & Size

Tolerance

Round, 0.5 oz

F1, T0MV

Sungold F1 65 days Indeterminate

Unsurpassed taste and sweetness! This absolutely delicious and low in acid, orange yellow cherry weighs about 1/2 ounce, and every bit of it is packed with flavor. Sungold’s indeterminate plant starts producing early, yields heavily and is very easy to pick. If you love Sungold try the rest of the Sun Series! New! Sunorange F1 65 days Indeterminate

Round, 1.0 oz

From the Sun Series breeder comes an exciting new improvement of the much loved Sungold. This high yielding cherry tomato was more crack resistant and larger in size. Enjoy the intense fruity flavor that this striking orange-yellow indeterminate tomato provides. Long trusses are loaded with heavy yields of these wonderful gems. Sweet Hearts F1 65-68 days Indeterminate

Elongated grape, 0.5-0.75 oz

Cf (A-E), T0MV

Sweet Hearts are the best grape tomatoes we have trialed. Fruit grow on long clusters, and each one is brilliant red and sweet yet crack resistant. Does not drop ripe fruit. The indeterminate plant yields incredible volumes all season long. Suncherry Pure F1 70 days Indeterminate

Round, 0.5 oz

Cf, F, St, T0MV

A beautiful fire-engine red cherry that had consistent size throughout the season. Easy to harvest, held on long clusters on a vigorous vine. These shiny fruit go well mixed with the rest of the Sun Series. Super sweet and aromatic, this variety was our winner in our grower taste test. Chocolate Cherry (OP) 75 days Indeterminate

Round, 0.6 oz

F0

We have trialed many chocolate cherry varieties, and this is finally the one that meets our requirements. This beautiful purple/brown slightly speckled fruit is borne on wide trusses, is uniform in size and shape. The flavor was sweet and well-rounded, maturity is easy to decipher, and the fruit held well on the plant without cracking. This color compliments our Sun Series.

Tomato, Sunorange

Tomato, Sweet Hearts

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Round, 0.6 oz

T0MV

You will not want to be without this new innovative green cherry tomato to round out your sun series mix! Ripe when it has a blush of yellow to the green. One of the tastiest cherry tomatoes we have tried, it is meaty, sweet, zesty and low acid. The Brix is as high as Sungold! Sunlemon Garden F1 70 days Indeterminate

Slightly elongated round, 0.6 oz

T0MV

Sunlemon has heavy brooms of large yellow cherries. Bright gold in color and the flavor was excellent: crisp, clean and very sweet. Goes well with the rest of the Sun Series. Sunpeach Garden F1 70 days Indeterminate

slightly elongated round, 0.6 oz Cf, T0MV

Don’t let the name deceive you. This component of the Sun Series is a gorgeous deep pink, beautiful mixed with all the other colors. Heavy yields of low acid, flavorful fruit that hold on the trusses without cracking. Sunchocola F1 75 days Indeterminate

Round, 1 oz

T0MV

A very large chocolate cherry, Sunchocola is a beautiful and unusual tomato with an excellent juicy texture and tangy, sweet, low acidity taste. Perfectly round, very uniform sized fruit. Clusters of 8-12 fruit on short internodes off a vigorous dark green plant. Ripe when a red blush emerges on the chocolate brown, lightly striped fruit. Much bigger than the other Sun varieties. Also Available: Super Sweet 100 F1, Sunsugar F1, Sweet Treats F1, Sweet Million F1 & Tumbler F1

Roma Plant Habit

Shape & Size

Tolerance

New! Juliet F1 60 days Indeterminate

Elongated, 2 oz.

F 1, N

Juliet is loaded with perfectly shaped, deep red oblong fruit, borne on heavy wide trusses, with rich tomato flavor in every bite. Ripening early and holding well on and off the plant, this is a great multi-use tomato for fresh eating, sauce and drying. Crack resistant with some resistance to early blight.

Tomato, Sunlemon

Tomato, Suncherry Pure

Tomato, Juliet

Tomato, Sunchocola

Tomatoes, Sungreen

Tomato, Chocolate Cherry

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TOMATO Golden Rave F1 75 days Indeterminate

Blocky, mini

F 1, T0MV

This mini roma is a heavy yielding variety that can be harvested individually or in clusters. The golden yellow fruit have a nice mild tomato flavor and are consistent in size, shape and color. Increased shelf life. Monica F1 75-78 days Determinate

Elongated, large

A, F 2, S, SK, V

Excellent large roma that performs well in the Pacific Northwest. Monica has firm fruit and a vigorous, productive plant. New! Granadero F1 85 days Indeterminate

Elongated, large

T0MV, PM, VFFN 1&2, TSWV

This prolific indeterminate red plum tomato blew us away in our 2014 greenhouse trials with its heavy yields of 4-5 ounce fruit. Average of 85 days to ripe fruit from mid-May transplant in NW Washington. Dense fruit with thick walls. Also Available: Toro

Tomato, Golden Rave

Tomato, Monica

Medium & Large Fruited Plant Habit

Shape & Size

Tolerance

Temptation F1 60 days Indeterminate

Round, 2.5 oz.

Cf (A-E), F 1, 2, T0MV, V

True cocktail tomato! The fruit hang in clusters, and each tomato weighs approximately 2.5 ounces. Temptation appealed to us in every way: strong and vigorous plants, amazingly uniform fruit, and a sweet, genuine tomato flavor. Giant F1 65 days Indeterminate

Globe, 12-14 oz

Tomato, Temptation

F1, 2, V, Xap

We have been looking for something as good and as large as Big Beef for westside hoop house and high tunnel growers for a few years now. Finally, we have found a large tomato that tastes delicious even when the summer is cool. The dark red interior is juicy and meaty with low acid. A compact vine set lots of jumbo early fruit that were quick to mature, and outweighed Big Beef. Arbason F1 75 days Indeterminate

Globe, 8-9 oz.

F 1, 2, T0MV, V

Arbason is an early, prolific beefsteak tomato suitable for both indoor and outdoor production. In our trials, the indeterminate plants were healthy, even under disease pressure, and the yields were reliably heavy. The fruit are round, bright red and have a firm, tangy flesh. Carolina Gold F1 75 days Determinate

Tomato, Granadero in hoop house

Tomato, Giant

Tomato, Arbason

Tomato, Carolina Gold

Tomato, Chef’s Choice Orange

Tomato, Big Beef

Globe, large to extra large F 1, 2, St, V 1

Grown in our northwest Washington trials, Carolina Gold produced smooth, shiny golden fruit. The interior is firm with brilliant color and has a smooth, tangy taste. A great tomato! Big Beef F1 75 days Indeterminate

Globe, 10-12 oz.

A, St, T0MV, VFFN

This big beefy tomato has a vigorous plant yielding good amounts of tasty beefsteaks. Big Beef produces huge fruit with rich red color that set all season long for a continuous harvest. In addition, it has a comprehensive disease package. New! Chef’s Choice Orange F1 85 days Indeterminate

Globe, 8-12 oz

T0MV, A

2014 AAS winner hybrid tomato developed from the heirloom Amana Orange, this indeterminate orange beefsteak is sweet and juicy! Heavy yields of medium to large firm fleshed orange slicers with great crack resistance weighing an average of 8-12 ounces. Did great in our hoop house trials. Also Available: Baby Girl F1, Celebrity F1, Early Girl F1 & QualiT 23 F1

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Heirloom & Specialty Plant Habit

Shape & Size

Siletz (OP) 60 days Determinate

Round, 12-16 oz

This early tomato yields full flavored, bright red fruit, even in the cool climates of the Pacific Northwest. The fruit are 12+ ounces and nearly seedless on sturdy, compact plants. Developed by Dr. James R Baggett of Oregon State University. Stupice (OP) 60-70 days Indeterminate

Round

Stupice originated in Eastern Europe; it is cold tolerant and very early maturing. Expect high yields of 2 inch diameter delicious fruit, a strong potato leaf plant. Green Zebra (OP) 68 days Indeterminate

Round to slightly oval, 3-4 oz.

At full maturity, Green Zebra will blush yellow over its light green with dark green vertical stripes. Its taste is tangy and delicious, and the shelf life is great. Produced well into fall in Northwest trials. New! Genuwine 70-75 days Indeterminate

Flattened globe, 8-12 oz.

This exciting early maturing indeterminate Heirloom Marriage Tomato is a cross between Costoluto Genovese and Brandywine. The beautifully lobed deep red fruit averaged 8-12 ounces with the uniqueness and great taste of an heirloom but many strengths of a hybrid including crack resistance and the ability to store longer. Plants resisted late blight longer than most tomatoes in our 2014 trial. Blush (OP) 80 days

yellow hues when fully ripe. Display with Blush for colorful baskets that stand out at the market. Bred by Fred Hempel, this tomato possesses all of the taste of an heirloom along with the consistency demanded by growers. New! Pink Tiger (OP) 80 days Indeterminate

Elongated, 1-2 oz.

Pink Tiger is beautiful by itself or add it to your mix along with Blush and Green Tiger to complete your multi-colored Artisan collection. When ripe, this tomato will be mostly red with a variation of green and orange stripes. It has an elongated shape with a semi-sweet/ sour taste. Brandywine (OP) 85 days Indeterminate

Flattened globe, up to 2 lbs.

Large potato leaf vines yield some of the best tasting tomatoes. Brandywine comes in 3 colors: Red, pink and yellow. This huge tomato is so delicious, it is worth the wait. Black Krim (OP) 85 days Indeterminate

Flattened globe, 8-12 oz.

This vigorous plant requires staking to keep the fruit off the ground. Skin is a mahogany with green shoulders and flesh is deep red with green around the seeds. Rich, smoky flavor is unique and mouthwatering. Make sure to harvest while still firm. Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye (OP) 85 days Indeterminate

Flattened globe, 8-12 oz.

A favorite in Osborne office taste tests, this tomato has it all! Well balanced, Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye combines just the right amount of sweetness and acidity to make even the most discriminating customers smile. Plants produced over a long window in our NW Indeterminate Elongated, 1-2 oz Washington hoophouse trials and appeared to hold off disease Gorgeous 2” long mini-saladette tomato with unusual coloring. better than others. Bred for Berkeley, CA’s cool, maritime summers. When ripe, glowing yellow fruit will have red stripes and an orangey Pork Chop (OP) 85 days blush. Very low acid, meaty, and super sweet. Large clusters and Indeterminate Slightly flattened globe, 10-14 oz a heavy yield on a vigorous but contained plant. Resisted blight This stunning yellow beefsteak lives up to its big name! Sweet longer than many other tomatoes in our trial. Produced until mid and juicy, Pork Chop yielded large fruit with green shoulder striping September outdoors in Chris’ garden. that turned to orange when fully ripe. Heavy yields on healthy plants Green Tiger (OP) 80 days give you the heirloom style beauty with increased vigor and speed. Indeterminate

Elongated, 1-2 oz

Similar in size to Blush, this 2’’ long mini tapered tomato has complex flavor and unique coloring. Green fruit take on red and

Tomato, Genuwine

Tomato, Pink Tiger

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Wild Boar Farms has worked for over a decade to develop highly marketable specialty tomatoes and this is definitely one you don’t want to be without!

Tomato, Green Zebra

Tomato, Stupice

Tomato, Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye, Pork Chop & Solar Flare

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TOMATO, ROOTSTOCK, TOMATILLO, TURNIP

TOMATILLO

Solar Flare (OP) 85 days Indeterminate

Slightly flattened globe, 6-10 oz.

Consistently eye-catching, this variety produced beautiful red and gold striped tomatoes that were meaty and sweet. Solar Flare was an early producer in our NW Washington hoophouse trials and continued to yield fruit until early October. Newly bred by Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms, this tomato has shown good scab resistance and will pair nicely at the market with all of our other specialty tomatoes. Speckled Roman (OP) 85 days Indeterminate

Elongated, Large

This beautiful heirloom roma is a stabilized cross between Antique Roman and Banana Legs. Deep red with orange striping catches the eye. A heavy yielder of soft, meaty fleshed fruit with great flavor. Tolerance

Rootstock- for tomato grafting

Estamino F1 Cf(A-E), ToMV, TSWV, VFFN

Tamayo R F1 One of the first hybrid tomatillos on the market! Plants have an open habit with high fruit set. This variety has intense dark green, extra large, round fruit that will hold longer than most OP varieties. Larger than Toma Verde and a bit earlier maturing. Toma Verde (OP) Toma Verde is a large bush that can be grown with a trellis for better harvest access. The fruit is bright green with a zesty lemonlike flavor. Fruit size increases with warmer weather. Medium fruit size, early with heavy yields.

TURNIP

Shape

Tokyo Cross F1 35-40 days Round

This smooth skinned white variety can be harvested at a small 2 inch to medium 5inch diameter. Sweet mild flavor. An AAS winner. Hakurei F1 40 days Globe

Need more production out of your greenhouse or hoophouse? Have disease buildup in your soil? Estamino has a positive generative (fruit production) effect, which is one reason to try grafting your tomato plants onto it. Gain a more balanced plant that will give you a larger yield of quality fruit, for a longer harvest period. Works great for PNW, where we tend to have too much vegetative growth and lower fruit yields. Another reason to graft Estamino is it’s disease package! High resistance: Tomato Mosaic virus, Leaf Mold 1-5, Verticillium Wilt (Verticillium albo-atrum, Verticillium dahlia), Fusarium Wilt 0-2, Fusarium Crown and Root Rot. Intermediate resistance: Root knot (Meloidogyne arenaria, Meloidogyne incognita, Meloidogyne javanica), Tomato Spotted Wilt virus.

Hakurei is an early hybrid turnip with extremely consistent roots, snow white smooth skin and mild flavor. A customer favorite! Scarlet Queen F1 45-65 days Flat globe

Scarlet Queen is a crunchy hybrid salad turnip with upright green tops.Its bright scarlet, flat globe shaped, smooth root is 2.5 to 3.5 inches across with white, firm and juicy flesh. Tolerant to DM, Bacterial spot, and Clubroot. Purple Prince F1 50-55 days Flattened globe

Purple Prince has a bright purple top with a clean white bottom and taproot. Very clean attachment, uniform and dramatic exterior coloring. Pure white interior and sweet juicy flavor. Also Available: Fuku Komachi F1, Golden Ball (OP), Purple Top White Globe (OP), Tokyo Cross F1 & White Lady F1

Tomato, Speckled Roman

Tomato Rootstock, Estamino

Tomatillo, (L-R) Tamayo R, Toma Verde

Turnip, Scarlet Queen

Turnip, Purple Prince

Turnip, Hakurei

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WATERMELON

WATERMELON

Days = from transplant to maturity Melon and Watermelon sales are restricted to the Western United States.

Diploids (with seeds) Weight

Shape

Rind

Flesh

Westside! Golden Crown F1 70-80 days 3-5 lbs.

Oval

Bright yellow

Red

A bright yellow rind and rich red flesh make this a must have for all melon growers. Golden Crown isn’t just a looker; this melon is early, sweet, and has good tolerance for powdery mildew, Anthacnose and viruses. Plants typically produce up to four icebox sized fruit that range from 3 to 5 pounds. Did great in our western Washington trials. An AAS winner! Dark Belle F1 75 days 5-7 lbs.

Oval

Green w/ dark green stripes

Watermelon, Yellow Doll

Red

This watermelon’s unique football size and shape may be a real hit at your market. It has medium dark green skin with darker green stripes. It has a thin but tough rind that should ship well. The dark red flesh is juicy, with a sweet 12 – 14% Brix, fruity flavor that received numerous positive comments from our growers. Westside! Yellow Doll F1 75 days 5-7 lbs.

Oval

Green w/ dark green stripes

Yellow

Matures very early and is just the right size for a small family. Sweet tasting with great juicy texture and vibrant color. Westside! Gold in Gold F1 80 days 10-16 lbs.

Elongated oval

Watermelon, Dark Belle

Watermelon, Gold in Gold

Watermelon, Pony Yellow-flesh

Watermelon, Pony Yellow-rind

Watermelon, Jo Saeng No Ran Ggul

Watermelon, Super Gold

Yellow w/dark yellow stripes

A unique diploid watermelon with excellent marketing potential. Gold in Gold is a very productive smaller oblong watermelon with a glowing yellow striped skin and light yellow, sweet juicy flesh. With an average diameter of 6” and a length of 11” it will easily fit in your customer’s fridge. But, with Brix measuring 12-13% it won’t stay there long. The shippable glowing yellow rind and lightly crisp texture with its fruity, sweet flavor will all combine to make this one a must have on your farm. Westside! Pony Yellow F1 75-80 days 3-5 lbs.

Round

Green w/ dark green stripes

Yellow

This unique personal size watermelon has been a hit with our growers. The flesh is a very bright yellow and ‘run down your chin’ juicy. It has high sugars and tastes delicious. Even though it is a diploid, seeds were very minimal. Expect a good yield of attractive fruit with thin green stripes on a lighter green background. Jo Saeng No Ran Ggul F1 75-80 days 6-9 lbs.

Round

Yellow w/ dark yellow stripes

This is one of the most unique and exciting diploid watermelons we have seen in a long time. Jo Saeng is a gorgeous yellow tiger striped, round, ice-box size melon with attractive red flesh. Not only is it a pretty package but it has sweet, great flavor with Brix measuring 12%. The strong vine produces a good crop of 6 – 9 lb. fruit. This watermelon will definitely catch your customer’s eye. Super Gold F1 80 days 14-18 lbs.

Oval

Green w/ dark green stripes

This diploid watermelon really is super! Growing on a strong disease resistant vine it produces a large crop of oblong, dark green on light green striped fruit. The rind is thicker than most yellow flesh watermelons and quite strong. The flesh is a rich yellow color and sweet, juicy and crisp. You can expect productivity, uniformity and high quality with Super Gold. Cathay Belle F1 90 days 7-10 lbs.

Round

Green w/ dark green stripes

Bright red

Cathay Belle has bright, delicious red flesh; this variety has an average Brix of 12%. The rind is thin but tough and it seldom has hollow heart, even under high temperatures. Performs well, even west of the Cascades. Also available: New Orchid F1, New Queen F1 & Sugar Baby (OP)

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WATERMELON Triploids (Seedless, may contain occasional seeds) Weight

Shape

Rind

Wonder F1 80 days 4-6 lbs.

Round

Dark green w/ faint green stripes

A dark green rind with faintly visible stripes. Flesh is bright red, sweet, juicy, with a good watermelon flavor. Wonder should pack mostly 10’s and ships and holds well. TREATED ONLY. Sorbet F1 80 days 6-8 lbs.

Round

Medium green w/ dark green stripes

A new icebox sized seedless watermelon. Medium green exterior with bright pink interior flesh has small white pips. Juicy, sweet and fruity with outstanding flavor. Sorbet has tolerance to Fusarium wilt, Races 0-1, and Anthracnose 2 & 3. Felicity F1 80-85 days 14-18 lbs.

Round

Watermelon, Felicity

Green w/ dark green stripes

Felicity grows on an upright prolific vine that shades the fruit well. The almost round shape is covered with attractive dark green stripes on a lighter green background. The rind is medium thick with good strength and should ship well. The lightly crisp flesh is bright yellow, fruity and sweet with a Brix level of 11%. Expect only a few rudimentary seeds. Tri-X Palomar F1 90 days 16-18 lbs.

Round

Green w/ dark stripes

Tri-X Palomar has good seeding vigor and is prolific with high quality fruit. Its bright red, tasty, crisp interior has good resistance to hollow heart. Also Available: Cooperstown F1, Valdoria F1 Tolerance

Watermelon, Tri-X Palomar

Watermelon, Wonder

Watermelon, Sorbet-flesh

Watermelon, Sorbet-rind

Rootstock- for cucurbit grafting

Flexifort Rootstock Fusarium Wilt 1,2

This interspecific rootstock is a Cucurbita maxima X Cucurbita moschata and is recommended for grafting with cucumbers, melon and watermelon crops. Grafting with Flexifort can provide increased vigor and help plants better deal with environmental stress including drought, heat, cold and salinity. Flexifort rootstock is resistant to fusarium races 1 and 2. It is recommended to sow Flexifort 2-6 days before the chosen scion. Help increase yields and quality of fruit with this new exciting rootstock!

Watermelon, Cathay Belle

Rootstock, Flexifort

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FLOWERS

Latin Name Common Name A/P/Bi Color Height Description Amaranthus caudatus Amaranth Green and Red Tails A Green, Dark red sold individually 3.5-4’ Beautiful striking accent in a colorful garden or for cutting production. Adds dimensions to bouquets that are eye catching, excellent holding in floral arrangements. Grows in all types of soil. Antirrhinum majus Snapdragon Chantilly Bronze F1 P Bronze/orange 4-4.5’ Uniform, single color from the popular Chantilly Mix. A color gradient of bronze, tangerine and orangey-pink flowers as they progress up the stalk all with white throats; cut when 5-6 buds color. Long stems make a bright and dynamic addition for the professional grower. Antirrhinum majus Snapdragon Chantilly Mix F1 P See description 4-4.5’ The large flowers are open-faced with an overall beautiful appearance. Very long vase life. Extra-early Chantilly blooms. Mix includes bronze, cream yellow, deep orange, light pink, light salmon, pink and white. Calendula officinalis Calendula Flashback Mix A See description 18-24” Burgundy-red under petal and warm colors on facing side. An excellent mix of colors. High percentage of double and semi double flowers, long and strong stems. Calendula officinalis Calendula Triangle Flashback/Zeolights A See description 18-24” Peachy-pink, yellow at base of petals and maroon backs. Good in gardens or containers, nice long stems, the pastel coloring is a nice change from bright summer colors. Callistephus chinensis Aster Matsumoto Formula Mix A See description 2-2.5’ Apricot, blue, blue-tipped white, blush, pink, pink-tipped white, red, salmon, scarlet, white & yellow make up this mix. Long, sturdy stems, wide variety of colors, quickly blossoms in 100 days. Some Fusarium tolerance. Callistephus chinensis Aster Standy Series A See description 30” This Aster series has creamy white, salmon pink, carmine red, carmine and white, dark blue and light blue colors that are sold individually. Large tubular petals that surround a bright yellow center. Some wilt tolerance, also tolerant to Fusarium and Verticillium. Centaurea cyanus Bachelor Button Tall Mix A Blue, rose, violet, white 24-36” Sweet old fashioned flowers for rustic bouquets. Tall plants benefit from staking. Cosmos bipinnatus Cosmos Double Click A Cranberries, Snow Puff 24-31” Double cosmos of carmine red and pure white that attract and impress. These have been bred to produce shorter plants with stronger stems. True doubles that are beautiful in floral arrangements. Cosmos bipinnatus Cosmos Rubenza A Ruby red 36” Beautiful ruby red flowers that bloom freely all summer until frost. Outstanding color has earned the Fleur select Novelty Award. Cosmos sulphureus Cosmos Sulphur Mix A Yellow, orange, gold 36-48” Add bright festive color to gardens, good source of pollen for bees. Dahlia variabilis Dahlia Pompon Double Mix A Mixed colors, reds, yellows, orange, bi-colors 2-3’ Easy to start from seed, great cut flowers in a mix of bright colors. Delphinium ajacis Larkspur Rocket Mix A White, pink, blue, lavender, rose 12-36” This garden favorite produces single to double flowers. Beautiful long lasting cut flowers, dries well.

Amaranth, Green Tails

Amaranth, Red Tails

Snapdragon, Chantilly Bronze

Snapdragon, Chantilly Mix

Calendula, Triangle Flashback/Zeolights

Aster, Standy Deep Blue

Bachelor Button, Tall Mix

Cosmos, Double Click Snow Puff

Cosmos, Rubenza

Cosmos, Sulphur Mix

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FLOWERS

Latin Name Common Name A/P/Bi Color Height Description Dianthus barbatus Dianthus Tall Double Mixed A/Bi Wide range of mixed colors 18-36” An strain of fragrant, highly double flowers in a superb color range. Sow in summer for flowers the following spring. Excellent cut flower; be sure to leave a few heads for this biennial to re-seed. Digitalis purpurea Foxglove Dalmatian Peach P Pink to apricot champagne 22-28” Fast blooming; first year! Delicate shades of peach flutes that transition up the tall sturdy spikes. Unbeatable as a cut flower, easily grown for production. In demand for old-fashioned weddings. The color is delicious! Eschscholzia californica California Poppy A Ivory Castle and orange 12” The state flower of California, it produces an abundance of cheerful, bright blossoms that reseed readily. Colors are sold individually. Gypsophilia elegans Baby’s Breath Covent Garden A White 35” Plant in succession for an abundance of flowers for bouquet filler. Easy to cut. Will reseed! Leonurus sibiricus Siberian Motherwort A Purple and black spears 60-70” Unusual dynamic spears add height in landscaping and doubles as a cut flower.. For a multitude of extra long stems, cut back center when 1-2’ tall. The Asian counterpart of the Northern European motherwort, it is both medicinal and ornamental. Delicate seaweed like leaves around purple/pink flowers with dark green/black frilly calyxes. Very long holding, both on the plant and cut. Reseeds freely. Limonium sinuatum Statice Pacific Mix A See description 25-27” An annual statice in a wide range of colors including white, lavender, blue, rose, sky blue, apricot and yellow. Perfect for your roadside stand and cut flower needs. Excellent for giving bouquets structure, a great pairing for showy blooms. Psylliostachys suworowii Statice Russian A Rose pink 24” Tall curling spikes are easily dried, 100 days from sowing. Beautiful in the landscape or as a cut flower. Mathiola incana Stock Noble Series A Creamy white, yellow 32-44” Outstanding cut, heavenly fragrance. 95%+ doubles. Extra early flowering with closely arranged florets and uniform growth. Nigella bucharica Nigella Blue Stars A Blue purple 12-20” Great filler flower for the professional grower, as well as being a beautiful border plant. Feathery leaves, small star shaped purple-blue flowers on wiry stems. Very prolific, cut the whole plant for a quick, dense bunch. Flowers die back from the lowest upward, which increases usability and field holding. Also useful once the plant dries down, forming small eye-catching seed pods on stiff stems. Targets erect Marigold Jedi Gold A Gold 55-60” Favorite for the professional grower, exceptionally long stemmed stunning globe marigolds that grew waist high in our trials. Whether mixed with other flowers or as a stand-alone, they make exceptional bouquets. Home to several small green frogs perched on our 4-5” blossoms. Strong stems with cut and come-again production makes this easy to grow flower a steady producer. Tolerant to Fusarium, and good adaptability to a wide range of climates. Tagetes erecta Marigold Jedi Orange A Orange 55-60” Jedi Orange follows soon after Jedi Gold, with even fuller, bigger blooms. Center has full frill, and the heads are dense with ruffled petals all the way around to the stem. Plants have long stretches between internodes for very long straight stems. Extended harvest window. Tropaeolum majus Nasturtium Alaska Mix A Orange, red, yellow 10” Attractive cream and green mottled foliage with bright blooms. Bush habit. Nice diversity and contrast.

Larkspur, Rocket Mix

Digitalis, Dalmation Peach

Siberian Motherwort

Statice, Pacific Mix

Dianthus, Tall Double Mixed

Stock, Noble Series

Statice, Russian

Nigella, Blue Stars

Marigold, Jedi Gold

Marigold, Jedi Orange

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Latin Name Common Name A/P/Bi Color Height Description Tropaeolum majus Nasturtium Empress of India A Scarlet 11” Truly striking variety. Dark green foliage with bright scarlet flowers. Bush habit. Tropaeolum majus Nasturtium Peach Melba A Creamy yellow with red throat 10” Great garden plant, can also be used as an elegant garnish. Trailing habit, great for raised flower beds. Zinnia elegans Zinnia Benary’s Giant Mix A See description 38-40” Comprehensive mix with bright pink, carmine rose, coral, deep red, golden yellow, lilac, orange, purple, salmon rose, scarlet, white, wine. Gold standard of Zinnias, fully double 4.5” flowers, long thick sturdy stems. Very uniform, high yielding. Zinnia elegans Zinnia Benary’s Giant Series A See description- individual colors 38-40” We are carrying the best of the individual colors: deep red, lime green, orange, wine, and salmon rose. Fully double 4.5” flowers, long thick sturdy stems. The single colors are useful as concentrated plantings for production farmers, and for designing a bolder colorscape. Use these colors to supplement the mix, if a different dominant color is desired. Zinnia elegans Zinnia California Giant Mix A Orange, pink, purple, red, white, yellow 36” Flat petals on large, semi double flowers. Vigorous, upright plants. Flowers resist fading in the heat. Zinnia elegans Zinnia Oklahoma Mix A See description 30-40” Mix includes carmine, ivory, golden yellow, pink, salmon, scarlet, yellow and white. Long stems have 1.5-2.5” double blooms. Great for cuts, excellent vase life. Beautiful small balls of color bring balance to bouquets. Zinnia elegans Zinnia Queen series A Lime, Rose (Colors sold individually) 38-40” The Queen Series of Zinnis is remarkable in floral breeding. A unique zinnia, exotic and unusual with either a vibrant lime or a rich rose with lime center. Semi-double and fully double blossoms that are layered thickly with a stunning crown. Cut them early for the optimum intriguing color show. Excellent for mixing in bouquets or stand-alone sales. But if you are like us, you will just want to see this dramatic flower do its thing in the flower bed. Bold, 2-3 inch flowers on sturdy 25” stems. The plant can reach about 18” wide. A reliable work-horse of a flower in eye-catching colors. New! Zinnia elegans Zinnia Senorita Salmon 25” Warm salmon-pink through cerise petals are curled at the tips. Enormous, mostly fullly-double cactus-type flowers, superb as a cut flower. Long-standing in the flower bed and easy to grow. Sow direct after all chance of frost has passed.

Flower Mixes Common Name A/P/Bi Color Description Pacific Northwest Wildflower Mix A/P Various A mix of 21 varieties, 40% annuals and 60% perennials. Planting rate 16 lb./acre. Best sown in the fall. “Summer Bouquet” Cut Flower Mix A/P Various Mix of 15 cut flower types that produce beautiful bouquets all season. Makes a continuous colorful border.

Nasturtium, Alaska Mix

Nasturtium, Empress of India

Zinnia, Benary’s Giant Mix

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Height 6-24” 6-24”

Nasturtium, Peach Melba

Zinnia, Queen Rose Lime

Zinnia, Benary’s Giant Orange

Zinnia, Senorita

Pacific Northwest Mix

Summer Bouquet Cut Flower Mix

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FLOWERING KALE Latin Name Description

Common Name Flowering

Color oleracea KaleA/P/Bi / Brassica

Height

Plant July through August for bloom in September though November.

Common Name A/P/Bi Colors available Leaf Description Red Chidori F1 A Red Fringed Many finely frilled leaves create a dense head. Very dark outer leaves contrast with the vibrant purplish-red center. Coral Series F1 A Prince white, Queen red Feather A feather-leaved kale with a larger head than most flowering kale varieties, supported by a thick, sturdy stem. Crane Series F1 A Bi-color (white with rose center), pink, red Round Cut-flower kale variety that has a very uniform, upright growth habit. Spacing will determine flower size. The Crane Bi-color will produce larger and slightly lighter grey leaves compared to the Crane Pink and Crane Red. Glamour Red F1 A Red Fringed 2011 AAS Award Winner. Great for garden beds, the glossy leaves help make the red just pop! Full heads with heavily frilled leaves and an unusual deep maroon red color. Shiniest Kale on the market. Lucir Series F1 A Rose, white Round A long-stemmed flowering kale used in arrangements. Similar to the Crane series but with beautiful shiny leaves that show the color contrast in the center better. Long lasting. Colors sold individually. Osaka Series F1 A Pink, red, white Fringed A wavy-leaved ornamental kale. The tightly arranged leaves create a compact head with a bright center and blue-green outer leaves. Peacock Series F1 A Red, white Feather Feathery, almost lacy, dark outer leaves. Can withstand cold temperatures despite its delicate appearance. Pigeon Series F1 A Purple, Victoria (pink) Round Compact dwarf plant, with uniform round heads and lightly waved leaves. Songbird Series F1 A Pink, red, white Round This new series is very similar to the Pigeon Series and is perfect if you are looking for a more compact variety. Has upright habit and wavy leaves. Also Available: Kamome Series & Nagoya Series

Flowering Kale, Coral Prince & Queen Red

Flowering Kale, Crane Bicolor & Pink

Flowering Kale, Glamour Red

Flowering Kale, Lucir Rose

Flowering Kale, Osaka White

Flowering Kale, Peacock White

Flowering Kale, Victoria Pigeon

Flowering Kale, Songbird Red

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SUNFLOWERS A/P/Bi A/P/Bi Color Color

Height Height

Sunflowers / Helianthus annus Autumn Beauty (OP) A Bronze, red, yellow, bi-colors 5-6’ Colors reminiscent of autumn leaves. Multi branching, long stemmed flowers in a mix of colors and sizes. Big Smile (OP) A Bright yellow, black center 12-15” Cheerful golden blossoms that are extra dwarf. Single stemmed. Grows well in pots and makes a great border. A Yellow, green center 5-6’ Double Goldy F1 Branching variety with up to 6-7 big fluffy flowers per plant. Extra full heads with green center. Long lasting blooms, stunning. Double Quick F1 A Yellow, green center 5-6’ Fluffy double blooms add dimension and color. Pollenless and non-branching. Frilly F1 A Golden yellow 5-6’ Golden yellow spiky petals with small secondary petals shooting out from the brown disk. Makes an unusual cut flower. Single stem and pollenless. Giant Sungold (OP) A Golden orange 5’ Grizzly sized version of Teddy Bear. Branching variety, makes nice hedge, works well in larger bouquets. Gold Rush (OP) A Golden orange 4-6’ Branching plants produce 4-5” pollen free orange flowers with dark brown centers. Kong F1 A Yellow, dark brown center 14’+ Towering monster is impressive with continuous flowering 5-6” bloom. Branching habit and pollenless. Lemon Queen (OP) A Pale lemon, dark chocolate center 5-7’ Branching growth habit, long stems, many 5-6” flowers. New! Limoncello Summer F1 A Bright yellow ring fading to light yellow 3-4’ This single stem, beautiful two toned yelow sunflower is bright yellow on the center, fading to a light yellow on the petals. Has a nice rich dark center. Very consistent in size. Absolutly stunning! Mammoth Grey Striped Russian (OP) A Yellow, dark center 6-8’ Giant plants with giant flowers. Each stalk produces one massive flower. Moonshadow F1 A White, dark center 4’ Elegant, pure white petals, branching habit, pollen free flowers, excellent for cutting, ideal for use with flower dyes. Moulin Rouge F1 A Deep red 6’ Branching growth habit, true deep red, pollenless, lots of 4-5” flowers. New Gaillardia F1 A Gold and burgundy bi-color 5-6’ Dark golden petals with varying amounts of burgundy around a dark disk. Branching habit with pollenless flowers. New! Orange Hedge F1 A Golden orange Multi-branching sunflower with shorter 2-3 feet stems. Makes for a great hedge at your farm stand! Has that traditional orange sunflower color with dark chocolate brown centers. Could be used for shorter stem bouquets.

Sunflower, Double Goldy

Sunflower, Frilly

Sunflower, Big Smile

Sunflower, Moonshadow

Sunflower, Double Quick

Sunflower, Moulin Rouge

Sunflower, New Gaillardia

Sunflower, Orange Hedge

Sunflower, Limoncello

Sunflower, Premier Lemon

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SUNFLOWERS

Common Latin Name Name Common Name A/P/Bi A/P/Bi Color Color Height Height Description Premier Lemon F1 A Bright yellow 3’ Extra early, non-branching, pollenless, excellent uniformity. Pro-Cut Bicolor F1 A Dark center ring, yellow margins 5’ Distinctive, single-stemmed flowers, pollen free, great fall color. Pro-Cut Lemon F1 A Soft yellow, chocolate centers 5’ Early maturing, pollen free, non-branching and nice contrasting colors. Pro-Cut Orange F1 A Genuine bright orange 5’ Early, single-stemmed, pollenless, bright, vibrant cut flower. Pro-Cut Yellow Lite F1 A Bright yellow, green center 5-6’ Eye-catching colors, day length neutral, pollen free, single stemmed and great for multiple plantings. Razzmatazz F1 A Red, white, bi-colors 4-6’ A striking blend of colors from yellow to dark red with white for contrast. Branching habit and pollen free. Ruby Eclipse F1 A Ruby red with lemon tips, dark center 6’ A combination of ruby red and lemon accentuated by a dark disk. Branching habit and pollen free. Sonja (OP) A Golden orange, dark center 3.5’ Unique, attractive, golden orange blooms, patio/garden/cut flower use, main stem surrounded by a “spray” of small blossoms. Soraya (OP) A Rich orange, dark brown center 5-6’ First sunflower to be an AAS Winner. Branching type that can yield up to 25 sturdy stems. Starburst Lemon Aura F1 A Lemon petals, green center 4’ Fully double blooms for a unique cut flower. Green center, branching habit, pollen free. Sunbright Supreme F1 A Bright yellow, dark brown center 6-7’ Pollenless hybrid; long, strong single stems, rounded petals. Sunny Smile F1 A Deep yellow, dark center 6” short day; 15-20” long day Dwarf, long/short day and adaptable. Will flower year round in 60+ degree temps, regardless of day length. Pollenless. Sunrich Gold F1 A Gold, gold and green center 4-5’ Non-branching, pollenless, ideal for cut flowers, 4-6” blooms with green centers. Sunrich Lemon F1 A Bright yellow, black center 2-3’ Non-branching, pollenless, 5-6” cut flowers. Sunrich Orange F1 A Golden yellow, black center 2-3’ Pollenless, non-branching 5- 6” cut flowers. Nice thin stalks for bouquets or stem sales. Extremely uniform and high yielding. A real work horse. Teddy Bear (OP) A Golden orange 1-1.5’ Just plain cute. Fluffy, double, brilliant yellow, beautiful in a border, can be used in bouquets. Branching habit. Also Available: Indian Blanket (OP), Peach Passion F1, Ring of Fire (OP) & Starburst Lemon Éclair F1

Sunflower, Pro-Cut Bicolor

Sunflower, Razzmatazz

Sunflower, Ruby Eclipse

Sunflower, Starburst Lemon Aura

Sunflower, Soraya

Sunflower, Pro-Cut Lemon

Sunflower, Sonja

Sunflower, Sunrich Gold

Sunflower, Sunrich Orange

Sunflower, Teddy Bear

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SWEET PEAS A/P/Bi A/P/Bi Color Color

Height Height

Sweet Peas / Lathyrus odoratus (OP) Early Multiflora Mix A See description 60-74” Lives up to its name. Large early blossoms, vibrant colors, long sturdy stems, perfect for cutting. Colors include blue, lavender, maroon, pink, rose, salmon, scarlet and white. High Scent Mix A Cream with lavender picotee 60-72” Highly fragrant, delicate blossoms with sturdy stems perfect for cutting. Mammoth Series A See description 60-74” Navy blue, scarlet, white and rose (colors sold individually or mixed). Same blooming season as Early Multiflora. Larger flowers, longer stems, good for cutting. Old Spice Mix A See description 75” Crimson, dark blue, lavender, light blue, pink, red and white. Fragrant flowers, beautiful range of colors, nice long stems. Royal Choice Series A See description 60-72” Blue, crimson, lavender, maroon, navy, rose pink, salmon pink, scarlet and white (sold individually or mixed). Popular, fragrant mix of large, long lasting flowers on long stems, some heat tolerance. Spencer Beaujolais A Deep purple 60-72” Large ruffled blooms, deep purple color with the fragrance to match. Long stems for cutting.

Sweet Pea, Early Multiflora Mix

Sweet Pea, Mammoth Scarlet

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Sweet Pea, Mammoth White

Sweet Pea, High Scent

Sweet Pea, Mammoth Mix

Sweet Pea, Mammoth Navy

Sweet Pea, Royal Choice Mix

Sweet Pea, Royal Choice Salmon Pink

Sweet Pea, Spencer Beaujolais

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SWEET PEAS Common Latin Name Name Common Name Description

A/P/Bi A/P/Bi Color Color

Height Height

New! Spring Sunshine Sweet Peas Spring Sunshine Sweet Pea A See description. Note: colors sold individually 60” plus Burgundy, Cerise, Cream, Mauve and Peach! This new sweet pea was dynamic in our trials. Customers who drove up remarked on their looks and fragrant smell. It’s hard not to get excited about these if you are a sweet pea lover or cut flower grower. The more we cut, the more they grew; give them lots of head room and they will keep growing and producing. They have unbelievable stem length, do well outdoors as well as in high tunnels for commercial growers. Worth every penny; you will wish you had more seed.

Sweet Pea, Spring Sunshine Burgundy

Sweet Pea, Spring Sunshine

Sweet Pea, Spring Sunshine Cerise

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Sweet Pea, Spring Sunshine Cream

Sweet Pea, Spring Sunshine Mauve

Sweet Pea, Spring Sunshine Peach

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A 0,1 2..........................................Anthracnose, race 0, 1, 2 ALS.......................................................... Angular Leaf Spot AP.............. Ascochyta pisi (leaf and pod spot or pea blight) B...............................................................Botrytis (neck rot) BCMV..................................... Bean Common Mosaic Virus BR..........................................................................Black Rot BSR..........................................................Bacterial Soft Rot BV............................................................................Big Vein BY.........................................................Yellow Bean Mosaic Cca...................................Corynespora Blight (Target Spot) Ccu......................................................Scab and Gummosis Cf(A-E)......................Cladosporium (Leaf mold), races A-E CMV................................................Cucumber Mosaic Virus CTV...............................................................Curly Top Virus CW.................................................................. Common Wilt CVYV.................................. Cucumber Vein Yellowing Virus DM.................................................................Downy Mildew F 0, 1, 2, 3.....................................Fusarium, race 0, 1, 2, 3 FBR...................................................... Fusarium Basal Rot FY.............................................................Fusarium Yellows LMV.....................................................Lettuce Mosaic Virus MNSV......................................... Melon Necrotic Spot Virus N........................................................Root-knot Nematodes Nr........................... Nasanovia ribisinigri (lettuce leaf aphid) Pb......................... Pemphigus busarius (lettuce root aphid) Pc...........................................Phytophtora capsici (root rot) PeMV..............................................................Pepper Mottle PEMV...........................................Pea Enation Mosaic Virus PLRV..................................................... Pea Leaf Roll Virus PM..............................................................Powdery Mildew PR......................................................................... Pink Root PRSV.........................................................Papaya Ringspot Ps..................................................................Common Rust PSP.....................................................................Halo Blight Pss..................................................... Bacterial Brown Spot PVY............................................................... Potato Virus Y Rs.......................................................................Corky Root S...................................................................................Scab Sk..................................................................... Black Speck St..................................................................Gray Leaf Spot Stip...........................................Stip (physiological disorder) T..................................................................................Thrips TB.............................................................................Tipburn TEV........................................................ Tobacco Etch Virus TMV................................................... Tobacco Mosaic Virus Tobamo P0..................................................... Tobamo Virus T0MV....................................................Tomato Mosaic Virus TSWV..........................................Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus V 1...........................................................Verticillium, race 1 VFFN................................ Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium 1 & 2, Root-knot Nematode WMV 1, 2...................... Watermelon Mosaic Virus, race 1,2 WPSV..........................................Western Pea Streak Virus Xap.............................................................. Common Blight Xcv 1, 2, 3, 4,...............Xanthamonas (Bacterial Leaf Spot) ZYMV......................................Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus

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