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2008 New Varieties


March 23, 2008
By Fruit & Vegetable

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Surrey
Cultivated arugula that has the look of a wild rocket; very serrated leaves; fast growth.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
Queenette
One of the most aromatic, flavourful Thai basils. It has small, olive-green/purplish leaves, red stems, and purple flowers.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
Nash
Matures 55 days; pod length of 14 to 15 cm; medium green; good heat tolerance; concentrated set; excellent quality; very high yielding.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
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Hybrid BC 113
Matures 52 days; round root for bunching; very uniform; strong top
attachment; tolerant
to DM, CLS and
rhizoctonia.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
Touchstone Gold
Matures 60 days; yellow; sweet taste; strong tops; tolerant to DM, CLS and rhizoctonia; also offered as organic seed.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
Belstar
Widely adapted, organic variety; best for spring, fall production; medium green, domed head; medium-sized beads.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
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Blue Wind
Matures 55 days; for bunching or crown; firm head and small beads; dark-green colour; well-domed head.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
Green Magic
Heads smooth, well domed, very attractive; good heat tolerance; extremely uniform in maturity; for summer, fall harvest.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
Hybrid BR-16
Matures similar to Windsor and Emerald Pride; dark green blue colour; can be used for bunching as well as for crown; very good heat tolerance.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
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Samantha
Savoy type; uniform, pointed dark green heads; small frame.; excellent wrapper leaves; good flavour.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
Earlichamp
Large, early, disease-resistant; oval, well-netted, sweet, thick-fleshed fruit; 4.5 to 6.5 lbs.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
Eden’s Gem
Organic; also called Rock Ford; two to three lbs.; heavily netted; sweet, green flesh.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
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Sarah’s Choice
Thick, orange flesh; 3-lb. fruit; resistance to PMR 1&2 and fusarium races 0,1,2.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
Yaya
Nantes type; matures 60 days; cylindrical, rounded end; dark orange; very smooth; bunching or fresh market; sweet taste; good uniformity; also available as untreated seed.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
Boreal
Matures five to seven days after Freemont; upright medium-large frame; good inner wrap; good weight; white curd; low incidence of riceyness.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
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White Gold
Romanesco type; matures 77 days; very good uniformity; heat tolerant; for summer and fall production.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
Impression
Matures 54 days; dark green, smooth, straight fruit; very low incidence of yellow belly; excellent early yield; multi-virus tolerant.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
Dancer
Mid-sized, semi-cylindrical; bright, deep-pink fruit; green calyx; plants are high yielding, strong.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
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Meteor
Zucchini type; early, high-yielding; spineless; pen plants make harvesting easy.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
Pandora
Organic; uniform, large-diameter shafts; dark blue-green foliage; high percentage of usable shaft; no bulbing.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
Green Star
Leaf type; bright green; fresh appearance; great retail sales; superior tolerance of heat, bolting, tip burn, DM.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
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Longevity
Asian type; dark green leaves; uniform, tight rosette; for salad mix or bunching; very late bolting habit; prolonged harvesting.
(Photo courtesy of
Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
Mottistone
Speckled Batavia type; medium-sized plants; very upright, attractive, unusual, unique; good taste. DM resistance.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
Purple Mizuna
Asian type; distinctive purple-tinged, sharply serrated leaves; delicate appearance; very slow to bolt.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
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Spock
Romaine type; organic, strawberry-red leaves; for baby leaf production.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
Sulu
Lime-green leaves; for baby-leaf production.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
Tall Guzmaine
Romaine type; matures 75 days; heart production or full size; high and heavy; good tip burn, bolting tolerance.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
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BGS 230
Matures 105 days; dark brown skin; for long-term storage.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
Red marble
Matures 105 days; small flat button shape; sweet, delicate taste; for salads and stews.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
Da Cheong Chae
Shiny, rounded, dark-green leaves; unique combination of Pak Choi, Tatsoi qualities; light-green stems.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
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Win-Win Choi
White stemmed; bulky, uniform; perfect vase shape; 10 to 12 inches tall.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
Sugar Bowl
Stringless, three to 3.25 inches; very sweet; tender snap; two-foot vines; grow without support.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
Atitlan
Snow type; 3.5 to 4-inch dark green, medium-large pods; 28-inch vines; many tendrils, few leaves.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
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Snow Sweet
Snow type; pods 3 to 3.5-inches long; stringless; very sweet; mature pods plump up like snap peas; vine support
unnecessary.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
Chocolate Beauty
Sweet; matures 75 days; dark green fruit that turns chocolate brown when mature.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
Ladybug
Hot cherry;
semi-flattened fruit; fresh use; eye-catching ornamental.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
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Peppino
Hot; small; earlier than Cherry Bomb; good yields; red fruit; best as early crop.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
Tancheese
Winter type; matures 120 days; three to six fruit per plant; running vine; fragrant orangey-red flesh; slight hazelnut taste.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
Hybrid 8102 R
Matures 81 days; vigorous plant; well-filled cob; good ear protection; rust, Stewart’s Wilt tolerant.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
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Black Cherry
Cherry type; matures 70 days; for field, greenhouse, pot production; black-purple colour; red, juicy sweet flesh.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
Japanese Black Trifele
Organic heirloom; four to six oz.; burgundy; pear shaped; dark-green shoulders; good yield, excellent flavour.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
Olivade
Roma type; bright red; firm; 3 to 3.5 oz.;
uniform-ripening; excellent for open field or poly-
tunnel environments.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
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Polbig

Meaty; six to eight oz.; globe shaped; compact; uniform ripening; good in cool climates, disease resistant.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)

Apero
Cherry type; oval; 18 to 20 grams; juicy, sweet; high-yielding; leaf mold tolerant, indeterminate plants.
(Photo courtesy of Johnny’s Select Seeds.)
Mascotte
Cherry type; matures 47 days; no green shoulders; sweet taste.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
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Amarillo
Seedless; matures 62 days; round fruit; medium-green, light-green stripes; excellent yield; sweet taste.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
Imagination
Seedless; matures 60 days; sugar baby type; black skin; dense red flesh; vigorous plant; sweet, crisp taste.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)
Solitare
Seedless; matures 58 days; round, single serving; thin but solid skin; dark-green, light-green stripes; sweet, dark red flesh.
(Photo courtesy of Norseco.)


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