5 new veggie varieties for 2017
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Mini Love Watermelon
Looking for a small, compact watermelon? Check out the Mini Love Watermelon from www.parkseed.com. Weighing between seven and nine pounds, the Mini Love Watermelon is just right for two people to finish!
Mini Love Watermelon is super-compact, so instead of the usual sprawling vines, each plant is a compact 3-foot by 3-foot spread. On each plant grows up to half a dozen delicious fruits, coming in either a oval or round shape. This new hybrid stands up to anthracnose—a scourge of many other watermelon varieties. Inside a thin, strong rind, you will find the dark red flesh is juicy, sweet and delicious.
Date Published: February 8, 2017Date Updated: February 8, 2017
Gladiator Hybrid Tomato
The new Gladiator Hybrid Tomato are vigorous plants that produce a bounty of oval half-pound fruit! Growing well in the garden or in a container, this hybrid is a Roma variety that possess impressive vigor, flavor, aroma and yield. The tangy taste make the Gladiator Hybrid Tomato great for paste, sauces, soups, salsa or ketchup.
Gladiator Hybrid Tomato has an indeterminate growing habit, and the plant will keep producing fruit throughout the growing season, and can be found exclusively at www.burpee.com.Date Published: February 8, 2017Date Updated: February 8, 2017
Glass Gem Corn
Glass Gem Corn produces translucent, multi-colored, glassy-looking kernels that are distinctively beautiful. This new variety is something of a cross between true, modern popcorn and parching corn. Sturdy plants can reach 10 feet tall, with an average ear size of 6-8 inches. Glass Gem Corn requires a fairly long growing season for favorable yields, and seed packets can be found at www.johnnyseeds.com.Date Published: February 8, 2017Date Updated: February 8, 2017
Ladybug Hybrid Tomato
A new variety called Ladybug Hybrid Tomato produces what could be the sweetest red cherry tomatoes ever. This tomato plant is easy to grow from seeds, and the little 1-ounce fruits are very resistant to cracking. Growing by the hundred, the Ladybug Hybrid Tomato plant will keep producing sweet tomatoes until the first frost.
Ladybug Hybrid is widely adapted to grow in most climates. Start seeds indoors 5 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. Then transplant the young tomato plants outdoors when danger of frost is past, and night temperatures consistently remain above 55 degrees F. If an unexpected late frost is forecasted, protect young plants with plastic sheeting or other cover. A packet of seeds can be found at www.parkseed.com.Date Published: February 8, 2017Date Updated: February 8, 2017
'Depurple' Hybrid Cauliflower
‘Depurple’ Hybrid Cauliflower is a ravishing new purple cauliflower. Beyond the wild color, this variety is delectably textured and has buttery-sweet florets. This new veggie adds magical color and savory rich flavor served fresh, broiled, sautéed; as fritters, or in a summery cool purple soup. Purple cauliflower is more nutritious as the color comes from anthocyanins, the antioxidants found in red wine! To retain the color, sprinkle it with vinegar or lemon juice before steaming, roasting, or sautéing. 'Depurple' Hybrid Cauliflower can be found at www.burpee.com.Date Published: February 8, 2017Date Updated: February 8, 2017
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