Suggested Commercial Vegetable Varieties for West Virginia

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
ASPARAGUS
Greenwich 13 All male hybrid, resistant to rust. One of the top yielding varieties.
Jersey Gem 13 All male hybrid, resistant to rust and tolerant to cercospora leaf spot. One of the top yielding varieties.
Jersey Prince 13 All male hybrid resistant to rust. Best of the new Jersey series.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
BEANS - Snap Bush: (Fresh Market)
Atlantic 4, 6, 12, 23 Very long, slim, round pods, dark seeded. Resistant to CBMV. 48-52 days.
Bush Blue Lake 47 4, 6, 12 Very high potential yield, round pod, white seeds, and resistant to CMBV. Local use and good processing quality. 52-54 days.
Bush Blue Lake 274 1, 5, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24 Very good quality, round pod, white seeds and resistant to CBMV. Local use and good processing.
Eagle 4, 6, 12 A vigorous upright plant with very high potential yield, round pod, white seeds and resistant to CBMV. Local use. 52-54 days.
Goldrush 4 Medium long, round pod, good color. 53 days.
Harvester 1, 6, 12, 15, 18, 24, 27 White seeded, long podded, erect type plant with resistance to CBMV. Good shipper. 52-55 days.
Hialeah 6, 12, 20 Long, round pod, very productive, and uniform set. 53 days.
Pod Squad 4, 14, 23 Very good yield, medium green, round pod. 53 days.
Provider 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 15, 18, 20, 23, 24 High yielding, dark seeded, round podded bean with concentrated pod set and resistance to common bean mosaic virus. (CBMV). A good shipper. 50-52 days.
Roma II 1, 5, 6, 9, 12, 15, 20 Excellent flavor, good yield of flat pods. CBMV resistance. 52-56 days.
Spurt 4, 6, 12 Good shipper, medium pod length, fair yield. This is especially good for fall crops because of its resistance to bean rusts and CBMV. 52-56 days.
Strike 4, 23 A vigorous upright plant, outstanding yield. Very straight, smooth slender pods. Seeds form very late and pods hold small size for a long time. Good shipper. Resistant to CBMV and New York 15 strain CBMV. Seeds are small thus reducing planting cost. 50-52 days.
Sunrae 5, 15 Bright yellow, round pods, compact bush. 55 days.
BEANS - Snap Pole
Dade 6, 12, 24 Pods are 7-8 inches long, smooth, uniform, fleshy and oval in shape; resistant to rust; common bean mosaic and Southern bean mosaic. 50-55 days.
Kentucky Blue   Outstanding combination of Blue Lake look and Kentucky Wonder flavor. Round straight pods. 65 days.
Stringless Blue Lake 5, 6, 12, 15, 18, 24 A high producing, vigorous, stringless variety. Dark green pods round, smooth, straight, medium in length. Excellent for canning and freezing. 65-70 days.
White Seeded Kentucky Wonder (191) 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24 A hardy, widely adapted, high climbing, productive variety. Long, curved, slightly stringy pods containing white seeds, borne in clusters. Excellent flavor, excellent for canning and freezing. 65-70 days.
BEAN - Lima Bush:
Bridgeton 6, 9, 12 Small seed, dark green pods, similar to Early Thorogreen. Resistant to downy mildew. 62-65 days.
Early Thorogreen 8, 15, 27 Small, green-seeded type; early maturing and highly productive. 62 days.
Fordhook 242 1, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 15, 20, 23, 24 Large seeded type. Productive, but does not bear well in hot or dry weather. 70-75 days.
Henderson Bush 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 20, 24 Small seed; productive. Plants medium small, bushy, erect. 65-70 days.
BEANS - Lima Pole:
Goldmarie   Wax, long (8"), early, strong germination. 54 days.
King of the Garden 1, 6, 12, 22 Long, flat pods with large seeds; high quality bean. 85-88 days.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
BEETS
Burpee's Golden   Unique color, smooth skin. 55 days.
Redpack 4, 6, 12 Excellent for canning and bunching. Smooth glove shaped, dark red roots, with short, strong, red tinged dark green tops. Very good yields. 62-65 days.
Ruby Queen 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 16,

18, 23, 24

Smooth round root; small taproot; good interior color, good for processing or market. 60-65 days.
Warrior 9 Hybrid with excellent color; good for bunching. 57 days.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
BROCCOLI
Arcadia 1, 6, 12, 19 Dark green with prominent domed head. Late. 95 days.
Baccus 4, 6, 12 Dark green with prominent domes head. Very early, 65 days spring, 50 days fall.
Emperor 1, 6, 12, 15, 20, 23 Green Duke type; smooth dark medium-large head, some heat tolerance. 65 days.
Galaxy 4, 6, 12 Medium to large blue-green heads, domed and solid. Medium fine buds. Relatively compact plant. 60 days.
Green Comet 1, 4, 6, 9, 12 Very uniform with large, tight heads; good shoot production; can be used for spring and fall plantings. 55-60 days.
Green Valiant 1, 6, 12 Medium-large tight head; compact plant type. 83 days.
Packman 1, 6, 12, 16, 20 Hybrid, large heads, good dome and medium beads. 55-60 days.
Pirate 1, 6, 12, 16, 20 Hybrid, excellent dome, small beads, tolerant to downy mildew. 90 days.
Premium Crop 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 16 Medium-large tight heads; open plant type; good for home garden. 68 days.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
CABBAGE
Bravo 6, 9, 12 A very uniform hybrid; small to medium head size; yellows resistant; may tip burn. 78-78 days.
Blue Gem 6, 9, 12 Hybrid, medium size uniform dark blue heads, solid interiors, short cores. Black rot resistant. 78 days.
Gourmet 1, 6, 12 Small to medium size plant; round heads, blue green color, very uniform. 80-85 days.
Market Prize 6, 9, 12 Hybrid; vigorous, early mid-season for market and shipping. Yellows resistant. Black rot susceptible. 76 days.
Red Acre 1, 6, 12 Red variety; heads small, round and firm. Open pollinated. 75-80 days.
Rio Verdi 6, 9, 12 Mid-season hybrid, bluish green color; good wrapper leaves; dependable spring and fall; black rot susceptible. 80-85 days.
Ruby Ball 3, 6, 12 Late red, open frame, large oval, medium stem. 90 days.
Savoy Ace 6, 9, 12 Hybrid savory type, round flattened heads, large wrapper leaves. 85-90 days.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
CAULIFLOWER
Early Snowball A 5, 6, 12, 16, 22 For spring or fall crop. Heads 7 inch diameter; fine quality, plants short and compact. 55 days from plants.
Snow Crown 1, 4, 6, 9, 12,20, 21 Small-medium size head; white, smooth deep head type; small plant size. 50 days from plants.
Super Snowball 6, 12, 15 Heads 6 inches diameter, compact. Widely used. 55 days from plants.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
CORN, SWEET - White
Early (70-77 days)
Platinum Lady (se) 1, 5, 7, 23 Purple coloring in stalk.
Quick Silver (su) 9 Very early, dark green husks.
Mid-Season (78-84 days)
Silverado (se) 9 Good cold soil emergence. Excellent yield, very sweet. Tolerant to Stewart's wilt.
Snowbelle (se) 4 Sweeter than Silver Queen, but smaller ear. Susceptible to Stewart's wilt.
Late Season (85+ days)
Camelot 7 High quality sweet corn. Good yields. Good crate pack out.
Even Sweeter (sh2) 4 Higher yielding, refined, good quality ear. Tender pericarp for sh2.
Silver Queen (su) 1, 5, 7, 15, 23 Most common fresh market variety grown in WV.
Supersweet 8801 (sh2) 1 High quality corn, good crate pack out.
Frontier 4 Extremely vigorous, quickly established after planting. Good for early planting. Note: Blanking was observed in one 1991 on-farm test.
CORN - SWEET - Yellow
Early
Champ (se) (trial) 4, 6, 12 Excellent quality.
Sundance (su) 9 Refined high quality corn, smaller size ear.
62Y (se) 1 Very early corn with fair to good quality.
Mid-Season
Bellringer (su) 9 Good yield and quality.
Bodacious (se) 1, 7, 9, 20 Very sweet.
Crisp N' Sweet 711 (sh2) 7 Dependable yields, high quality corn.
Incredible (se) 1, 7, 9 Good yielding quality corn.
Landmark (sh2) 9 Extremely vigorous seed, quickly established after planting. Especially good for early planting. Lack of tip fill can be a drawback to this variety.
Merit (su) 4, 27 High quality corn, large ear.
Supersweet 7210 (sh2) 1 Dependable yielding, well suited for mechanical harvest, good crate pack out.
Late Season
Senaca Chief (su) 17, 23, 27 Good standard variety.
Sweetie 82 (sh2) 1, 20, 23 Large ear, good yields.
CORN - SWEET - Bicolor
Early
Butter & Sugar (su) 23, 24 Consistent yielder, good quality standard type.
Mid-Season
Calico Belle (se) 4 Refined, good quality ear, high yielding.
Dazzle (sh2) 4 High quality attractive ears, good tip fill, yields well, excellent crate pack out.
Late Season
Biqueen (su) 1, 15 Consistent yielder, good quality standard type.
Note: sh2 and s.e. are high sugar genes and require special conditions. The seed of super sweet varieties is substantially different from normal (sugary) types. The single gene mutant which causes the high sugar content and low water soluble polysaccharides in the ears you grow, also causes the hybrid seed to be substantially lower in density and have a wrinkled appearance. Consequently, seed counts are approximately double those of normal varieties. The above varieties are that gene type sh2 are suggested for mass planting, as cross pollination with non-sh2 types may reduce total sugars and result in tough pericarps. Isolation of sh2 from other sweet corn gene types is also suggested.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
CUCUMBERS: Disease resistant symbols: CMV= cucumber mosaic virus, DM=downy mildew, PM=powdery mildew, A=anthracnose, ALS=angular leaf spot, S=scab.
CUCUMBERS: Slicer Fresh Market
Centurion 1, 6, 12, 15 CMV, DM, PM, A, ALS, S. Excellent yields, high quality fruit, spring planting. 59 days.
Dasher II 1, 5, 6, 16, 20, 23, 27 CMV, DM, PM, A, ALS, S. Good yields, spring planting, 58 days.
Guardian 15 CMV, DM, PM, ALS, S. Good yields. Spring planting. 61 days.
Marketmore 76 1, 4, 6, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 20, 23, 27 CMV. PM. Good for mountain trellis production. High quality fruit, lower yields. Spring planting. 67 days.
Revenue 6, 8, 12, 23S Good yields. Spring planting, 67 days.
Striker 4, 6, 12 Recommended for fall planting or when stress conditions are anticipated. Similar to Marketmore 76 with slightly longer fruits.
CUCUMBERS: Pickling Types (Multiple Harvest)
Calypso 1, 4, 6, 9, 12, 16, 23, 24, 27 CMV. DM, PM, A, ALS, S. Consistent producer, spring and fall plantings. 53 days.
Fancipak 4, 6, 12, 20 DM, A. Dark green color, 40-45 days.
Napolean 24 ALS, S, DM, PM, CMV, A. Medium dark green, good producer. 51 days.
CUCUMBERS: Pickling Types (Multiple or Once-over Harvest)
Discover 4, 6, 12 DM, A. Large fruit, fair color.
Primepak 4, 6, 12 DM, PM, A. Very long. Good quality fruit.
Royal 6, 9, 12 CMV, DM, PM, A, ALS, S. Dark green, long fruited.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
EGGPLANT
Classic 6, 9, 12 Hybrid, high early yields; good deep color but not as uniform as Special Hibush; generally not as long. 76-80 days.
Little Fingers 6, 9, 12 Oriental type with smooth, slender fruit 4-7 in. Long. 68 days.
Long Tom    

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
GOURDS - Ornamental
Small Types 1, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 20 Various shapes, colors and sizes. 100 days.
Large types 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 20 Green color, Includes Large Bottle, Calabash, Italian Edible, and Long Handle Dipper types. 100 days.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
LETTUCE - Head:
Ithaca 1, 4, 6, 12, 16, 23 Large firm heads with dark green outer leaves and heavy midribs. 82 days.
LETTUCE - Leaf:
Grand Rapids 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 18, 21, 23, 24 Medium large plant with large curled leaves formed into a compact bunch. 43 days.
New Red Fire   Dark red, well-colored, ruffled, loose leaf with full center. Slow bolting. 48 days.
Red Sails 1, 6, 12, 23 Large red leaf lettuce; strong red fringe on outer half of leaf. 45 days.
Ruby 5, 6, 12, 15, 23 Bright green, frilled leaves, shaded with intense red. 47 days.
Salad Bowl 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 15, 20, 24 Produces attractive, tender leaves even under warm, dry conditions. 43 days.
LETTUCE - Cos or Romaine:
Romulus 1, 6, 12, 16 A mid-season cos, good wrapper leaves, very uniform, slightly savoyed. 75 days.
Singal 1, 6, 12, 16 A mid-season cos, good wrapper leaves, good uniformity and fine texture. 69 days.
LETTUCE - Butter Head:
Buttercrunch M.T. O. 1, 5, 6, 12, 15, 16, 20, 24 Bibb type, long-standing. Thick clusters of crisp leaves. 64 days.
Nancy 11, 20 "Big Boston," medium green, holds well. Mildew resistant. M.T.O. 58 days.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
MUSKMELON (CANTALOUPES)
Ambrosia 1, 5, 6, 12 Great aroma, large fruit, thick flesh, very high sugar content. Local sales only. 86 days.
Burpee Hybrid 1, 5, 6, 12, 23 Medium size fruits with distinct ribs and attractive cream to yellow skin at maturity. The most popular variety grown for local sales only. 82 days.
Eastern Star 1, 6, 12, 15 Very large fruit, about 8 lbs, very early. Only for local sales. 75 days.
Gold Star 6, 9, 12 Good yield of variable sized fruit. Good for local markets. 87 days.
Supermarket 1, 6, 12, 16 Hybrid variety with medium size oval fruit. Not adapted to distance shipping. Dependable producer but variable fruit size. 85 days.
Superstar 5, 6, 9, 12, 27 A large round melon with pronounced deep ribs and thick netting. Average weight 6 lbs. 86 days.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
BUNCHING ONIONS
Beltsville Bunching 1, 4, 5, 6, 12 F hybrid, good yields, fast growth, non-bolting winter hardy. 90-160 days.
Ishikura Long 1, 8 Hardy variety from Japan with shanks, tops grow to 18-24 in. 90-140 days.
ONIONS (Short Day)
Granex 33 4, 6, 12 Large, yellow, top-shaped bulbs with white flesh. Early. 100-158 days.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
SOUTHERN PEAS
Colossus 26, 27 Giant crowder, good yields, easy to pick and shell, semi-vine, good flavor, brown seed. 75 days.
Dixie Lee 8, 26 High yielding, compact plant with long pods; easy to pick and shell. 60-65 days.
Hercules 26 High yielding, large seed. 75 days.
Mississippi Purple 22 Semi-vining bushtype with pods borne above and blow foliage. Purple hull. Crowder with medium size seed.
Mississippi Silver 8, 26, 27 Very compact plant with cream colored pods concentrated over the row; easy to harvest and shell. 60-63 days.
Princess Anne 26 Semi-vining bushtype with pods borne over the top. A blackeye type. 60-63 days.
GARDEN PEAS
Green Arrow 1,5,9,11,20,23 Medium height (2.5 ft), bright green, 14 pods (4.5 inches) point pods, 69 days.
Novella 1,6,12,15 Medium height (2.5 ft), dark green pod (3.5 inches), fusarium resistant, great yielder. 64 days.
Sparkle Blunt 1,6,12,15 Short (1.5 ft), dark green pods (3 inches), fusarium resistant. 59 days.
Tall Telephone (Alderman) 4,8,18,20,23,24 Tall (up to 6 ft) very vigorous vine, pods and seed edible. 70 days.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
PEPPER (Open Pollinated) BELL:
Capistrano 1,16,20 Very large, dark green thick walled fruit with 4 lobes. good leaf cover. 76 days.
Keystone Resistant

Giant #3

1,4,5,6,9,12,15,16,18,21,23,24 Dark green, thick walled fruits with 4 lobes. High early yields. TMV resistant. 70-73 days from transplant.
Yolo Wonder l 1,4,5,6,9,12,15,16,18,21,23,24 Green, 3-4 lobed fruit, upright plant with good leaf cover, TMV resistant. 80 days.
PEPPER - BELL: Frying type:
Cubanelle 1,4,5,6,12,16,20 Yellow-green, thin to medium walls, slight taper and rounded end. Early. 62-65 days.
PEPPER - BELL: Hot type:
Hungarian Wax 5,6,9,12,15,16,20,23,24 Smooth, 5-6 inch long fruit are waxy yellow to orange to red. 65-70 days.
Jalapeno M 14,15,16,23 Sharp flavor, good for processing and fresh market, vigorous and upright. 80 days.
PEPPER (Hybrid) BELL:
Bell Captain 1,6,12,16,20 3-4 lobes. Thick walls, very large fruit.
Camelot 1,16,20 Very large 4-lobe, dark green, excellent yield open plant. 74 days.
X3R Camelot   Same as Camelot but resistant to strain 3 of bacterial leaf spot, include in checkerboard plantings. 74 days.
Clovis 6,12,15 Long 4 lobe, dark green fruit. Excellent yield and size. Good shelf life and outstanding red color. 80 days.
Elisa 6,12,15,20 Large, 3-4 lobe, dark green, excellent yield, good cover. 75 days
Gatorbelle 1,6,12,16 Bright green thick walled fruits 3-4 lobes. Good early yields, may have high level of 3 lobes, TMV resistant. 70-73 days.
Hybelle 6,9,12 Fruits 3-4 lobed, blocky fruit. Upright plants which bear high yields. This hybrid is TMV resistant. 66-72 days.
Melody 4,6,12 Long 3 lobed fruit; thick walls, good yielder for processing only, good leaf cover, TMV resistant. 80 days.
Mission Bell 6,8,12 Darkest green, early, 4 lobe, medium size fruit with good cover; continuous set. Concentrated first set. 73 days.
Orobelle 6,12,15 Dark green, 4 lobe, blocky yellow when ripe. TMV resistant. 77 days.
Purple Bell 1,5,10,15 Hybrid, purple, turning red at full maturity. TMV resistant. 75 days.
PEPPER (Hybrid) BELL: Frying type:
Biscayne 6,12,16 Ivory green, medium walls, blocky and tapered, very early, excellent yield. 65-70 days.
Key Largo 1,6,9,12 Light yellow-green, good foliage cover. Medium walls, tapered, very good yields. 60-64 days.
PEPPER (Hybrid) BELL: Hot type:
Anaheim(TMR23)   Thick-walled fruit, bright green to red, mild, flavorful fruit. 77 days.
Carolina   Medium hot Cayenne, very productive and nematode resistant.
Habanero   THE HOTTEST pepper! 1 1/2 inches puffy lantern-shaped fruit. Also called Scotch bonnet. 100 days.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
POTATOES
Katahdin   Late. Buff color with disease resistance to Virus X.
Kennebec   Late. White good for chipping with disease resistance to late blight and Virus X.
Russet Norkotah   Midseason. Best russet for NC. Resistance to scab, root knot.
Snowden   Mid to late season, high yielding, high specific gravity, white chipper, scab resistant.
Steuben   Late season, but early bulking, good yielding white chipper with golden nematode resistance. Control size with close in-row spacing, late.
Yukon Gold   Midseason, golden flesh, fair yield, specialty, resistant to PLRV & PVA.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
PUMPKINS
Autumn Gold 1,5,6,11,12,20,23 All America Selection. Hybrid, yellow while immature, the color deepens to a glossy golden orange. Productive, 3-4 pumpkins per vine, 7-10 lbs. very early. 90 days.
Big Tom, Howden, Connecticut Field, or Wizard 1,4,6,9,11,12,15,16,20,23,24,27 A large fruited, smooth pumpkin, variable shape. Ideal for jack-o-lanterns. 95-100 days.
Ghost-Rider 11,20,23 Medium size (7-10 lbs) consistent size and uniform shape, good for jack-o-lanterns. Lighter orange color. 100 days.
Mammoth Gold 6,10,12,18,24,27 A large fruited type, 20-24 lbs. Bright deep orange. Bottom is often pointed, often flattened and discolored ground spot. For decoration. 100 days.
Munchkin 9 Miniature pumpkin for decoration. 85 days.
Pro Gold 500 1 Hybrid, strong vine. Excellent productivity, large size with good handle. 95 days.
Pro Gold 510 1 Large fruit, smooth, high quality hybrid. Deep orange color. High yields. 95 days.
Small sugar 1,4,5,6,10,12,23,24 Small fruited type, ranging from 5-8 inches wide. Orange color. 100 days.
Spookie 6,9,12,15,23 Small fruited types, ranging from 4-10 inches wide. Medium orange color. 95-100 days.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
SQUASH - Summer:
Dixie 4,6,12,27 Prolific, hybrid crookneck. Plants single stemmed and medium in size. Dependable. 46-50 days.
Elite (Zucchini) 9,18 An outstanding hybrid with medium green fruit. A very dependable producer. 47-50 days.
Goldbar 1,6,12,16,20,27 hybrid variety with straight, rich cream color, very uniform fruit. Medium to large size plants. 47-50 days.
Lemondrop L 4,6,12 Hybrid straightneck with a glossy, smooth light lemon-yellow skin. 41 days.
Medallion 1 Hybrid semi-crookneck. Fruits with strong necks. vigorous, productive plant. Consistent. 52 days.
Multipik 6,9,12 Hybrid glossy yellow straightneck with "precocious yellow gene" which retards greening caused by cucumber mosaic virus. This variety has a light stem versus green stem. 50 days.
Seneca Prolific 1,6,9,12 Hybrid, slightly tapered fruit with rich creamy color. Dependable. 47-50 days.
Sunbar 1,6,12,16,20 Hybrid, yellow straightneck with "precocious yellow gene", cylindrical fruit. 43 days.
SQUASH - Winter:
Buttercup 1,5,6,9,10,11,12,15,23,24 A grayish-green colored, cylindrical shaped fruit with flattened ends. A high quality variety. 88-92 days.
Butternut(Waltham) 1,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12,15,18,20,23,24,27 Tan colored bulbous seed cavity, 1-3 lbs. flesh texture firm with sweet taste. 85-90 days.
Gold Nugget 4,11,15,22,23,25 Small,round to flattened, red orange fruit, 1/2 to 1 1/2 lbs. Compact vines, good yield, and excellent flavored dry flesh. 85 days.
Puritan 4 Butternut type with smaller fruit than Waltham. Fruit blocky, smooth and free of crookneck types. 80 days.
Table Queen 1,4,5,8,9,10,15,23,24,27 An acorn type with fruits medium to small weighing from 1-2 lbs. each with a light yellow flesh color, sweet taste. 84-88 days.
Tay Belle 4,20 An acorn type with fruits medium to small weighing from 1-2 lbs, medium color, sweet taste, classy look, early and short vine. 70 days.
Vegetable Spaghetti 1,4,5,9,10,11,15,20,23,24,27 Long shape, yellowish skin, 3-5 lbs. 110 days.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
TOMATOES Disease resistance symbols: V=Verticillium wilt, F=Fusarium wilt, N= Nematodes, A= Alternaria Stem Canker, S= Gray Leaf Spot
Fresh Market:
Colonial 6,12,16,20 ASVF 1 & 2. Early, firm, excellent size, smooth finish, jointless, crack resistant, determinate. Mature green (MG) or vine ripe (VR) harvest.
Mountain Delight 6,12,16,20 VF 1 & 2. Early midseason. Medium plant size with good cover. Mountain pride type with larger fruit and more concentrated yield. MG or VR.
Mountain Fresh 4,20 VF 1 & 2. Very large fruit, good finish, good cover, determinate, less bush than Mountain Pride. VR
Mountain Gold 6,12,15,20 Golden when mature, smooth, crack resistant, determinate, good cover. V 1, F1 & 2. Midseason.
Mountain Pride 1,4,6,9,12,16,18,24 VF 1 & 2. Medium to late, very firm, exceptional size, good pack out percentage, very crack resistant (reduce N rate); vigorous determinate. Midseason. VR.
Mountain Spring 6,12,14,15,20 VF 1 & 2. Very early, large smooth, crack resistant, determinate, good cover. VR, MG.
Mountain Supreme (trial) 4,20 VF 1 & 2. Late midseason, medium size, good cover. Early blight resistant.
Monte Verde 4,6,12 VF 1 & 2. Non hybrid, excellent firmness yield and finish, smooth blossom end. Midseason. MG or VR.
Summit 1,16,24 VF 1 & 2. Large fruited, jointless. Good firmness and pack out. Late. VR.
Sun Leaper (Fall only) (trail)   VF 1 & 2. Large fruit, high pack out, smooth fruit. HOT SET. VR.
Sun Pride 4,20 Medium fruit, smooth, good foliage, tight stem, light pruning. Midseason.
TOMATOES - Cherry Types
Cherry Grande 1,6,12,16 Early, large cherry type (1 1/4 inches diam.), F1, F!. Midseason.
Mountain Belle 6,12,15,20 Medium cherry, uniform size, jointless determinate. V1, F1. Midseason.
Red Cherry (large) 4,5,6,12,16,20 Small fruited salad type with heavy and continuous production; good bright color; strongly indeterminate. Fruit up to 1 inch in diameter. Midseason.
TOMATOES - Processing plum types:
Peto 882 6,12,16,20 Very firm pear for staked fresh market. Midseason.
Plum Dandy (trial)   VFEB. Large plum, tolerant to weathercheck, very good yields. Midseason.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
TURNIPS
Seven Top 4,9,14,20,23,25 Longtime dependability for greens only. A heavy yielder. 40-45 days.

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CROP Variety Seed Sources Description (Adaptation)
WATERMELONS (open pollinated)
Charleston Gray 1,4,5,6,8,9,10,12,15,18,20,23,24,27 Dependable long gray type with fruits in the 20-27 lb class. A good shipper with resistance to Fusarium and anthracnose. 84-88 days.
Jubilee 1,6,12 Elongated fruit, rind light green with dark stripes. A large melon, 25-30 lbs, with pink-red flesh. Less Fusarium wilt resistance than Crimson Sweet. 90 days.
Crimson Sweet 1,4,5,6,8,9,10,12,15,16,19,20,23,24,27 A small seeded, rounded fruit with alternating dark and light green stripes. Very sweet deep red flesh. Will not hold very long once ripe. Resistant to Fusarium wilt and anthracnose, race 1.85 days.
WATERMELONS - (Hybrid)
Jubilation 1,6,12,15 Large blocky Jubilee type melon. Light green with dark stripes. Ships well, high yield. Resistant to fusarium and anthracnose. 85-90 days.
Mirage 4,6,12,27 Large oblong melon, light green with dark stripes, tough ring; deep red flesh. Fusarium resistance. 85 days.
Royal Sweet 1,5,6,12,16,20 Oblong, good shipper, 20-25 lbs. Resistance to Fusarium wilt. 85 days.
Sangria 1,6,12,15,20 Large, elongated melon. Distinct rind pattern; Allsweet type. Ships well, fair yield; deep red flesh, small seeded. 85-90 days. NOTE: Vine cover essential to avoid sun scald. Where sizing is a problem, small fruit may be small in circumference (skinny).
WATERMELONS - (Ice Box)
Mickylee 1,6,12,23,27 Open pollinated, light green, disease resistance. 8-10 lb fruit. 85 days.
Minilee 1,6,12,27 Open pollinated, light green, excellent disease resistance. 5-8 lb fruit. 85 days.
Sugar Baby 1,4,5,6,10,11,12,15,18,23,24,27 Open pollinated, early, round, dark green. For local market only. 5-8 lb fruit. 75 days.
Tiger Baby 1,6,12,16,20 Hybrid, oval, striped rind pattern. Good shipper. 6-10 lb fruit. 85 days.

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Listing of Seed Sources

We have tried to compile as complete a list as possible of major vegetable seed companies, but may have inadvertently overlooked one, for which we apologize. Also, we have not included local companies.

1. Abbott & Cobb Seed Co. (800/345-7333)
Feasterville, PA 19047
Salesman - Pete Suddarth (919/249-8135)
15. Rogers (800/462-0608)
Vegetable Div. Headquarters
P.O. Box 1827
Gilroy, CA 95020
Salesman - Craig Mathis (404/556-8677)
2. Alf Christianson (800/336-9727)
P.O. Box 98
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
16. Petoseed Company (805/647-1188)
Box 4206
Saticoy, CA 93004
Salesman - Steve Coffey (803/543-4311)
FAX (803/543-4113)
3. American Takii Inc.
301 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA 30362
17. Robson Seed Corp. (716/526-6397)
1 Seneca Circle
Hall, NY 14463-0270
4. Asgrow Seed Co. (800/548-5641)
2608 Kirby Road
Mendon, MI 49072-9704
(616/496-8418)
18. INCOTEC (408/757-4191)
1293 Harkins Rd.
Salinas, CA 93901
Salesman - Zeb James (919/249-0051)
5. Ball/Burpee Vegetables (800/388-3449)
FAX (800/234-0370)
622 Town Road
West Chicago, IL 60185
Salesman - Mike Muller (410/641-3277)
19. Sakata Seed Co.
P.O. Box 880
Morgan Hill, CA 95308
Salesman - Howard Adams (813/939-0093)
6. Clifton Seed (919/267-2690)
Route 2, Hwy 403S
Faison, NC 28341
Salesman - John Clifton
20. Seedway (800/952-7333)
1225 Zeager Rd.
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Salesman - Joe Jones (910/628-8779)
7. Crookham Co. (208/459-7451)
P.O. Box 520
Caldwell, ID 83606-0520
21. Sluis & Groot Veg. Seeds (408/758-4644)
124 Griffin St.
Salinas, CA 93901
8. Ferry Morse Seed Co. (813/626-3197)
5904 Adamo Drive
Tampa, FL 33605
Salesman - Michael Hanna
22. C. T. Smith (512/569-2140)
409 Houston St.
P.O. Box 130
Pleasanton, TX 78064
9. Harris/Moran Seed Co. (716/442-0424)
3670 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624
Salesman - John Rencher (407/324-9531)
23. Stokes Seed Co. (716/685-6980)
Box 548
Buffalo, NY 14240
10. Hollar and Co. (303/254-7411)
P.O. Box 106
Rocky Ford, CO 81067
24.Sun Seeds (408/776-1111)
18640 Sutter Blvd.
Morgan Mill, CA 95039-2825
11. Johnny's Selected Seeds (207/437-9294)
Foss Hill Road
Albion, ME 04910
25. Richard Wojciak
Ph & FAX (407/798-4915)
12. Jefferys Seed (800/283-7333)
P.O. Box 887
Goldsboro, NC 27533
Salesman - Taylor Jeffreys
26. The Wax Company, Inc. (601/256-3511)
P.O. Box 60
Amory, MS 38821
13. Jersey Asparagus Co. (609/358-2548)
FAX (609/358-6127)
RD 5, Box 572
Newfield, NJ 08344
27. Willhite Seed Co. (817/599-8656)
P.O. Box 23
Poolville, TX 76487
14. Pioneer Vegetable Genetics, Inc
6800 Pioneer Parkway
P.O. Box 316
Johnston, IA 50131