Newer Home Vegetable Cultivars

Kathryn Fontenot, Koske, Thomas J.  |  2/12/2009 1:56:07 AM

New cultivars are not always better than the old, but they are new.

Keeping up with the latest vegetable cultivars is about like keeping up with the latest pop hit. University research takes time and money, so cultivar evaluation is not always on top of things that the seed companies are promoting.

This is a list of home garden vegetable cultivars that are new for our VEGETABLE PLANTING GUIDE Pub. 1980. The choices recommended in the guide are good to excellent, but these are the latest additions to that list as recommended by several universities in this southern region. They are also selections that are more commonly available through major home gardening seed suppliers. Local availability is up to local merchants.


Snap Bean

Valentino, Ambra, Caprice, Dusky, Grenable, Lynx, Nash, Shade

Pole Snap

Volunteer, State

Beets

ScarletSupreme

Broccoli

Windsor, Patron, Triathlon, Greenbelt, Diplomat

Cabbage

GoldenDynasty, RoyalVantage, SilverDynasty, BlueDynasty, RedDynasty, PlatinumDynasty, BlueThunder, Thunderhead

Cauliflower

Freedom, Fremont, Graffiti (purple), Minuteman, Symphony

Collards

Champion, MorrisHeading, TopBunch

Corn

se type: WhiteOut, Avalon, SilverKing, Devotion and Temptation;  sh type: XtraTender 372, 378, 270BC and 282BC, Accelerator, GSS 966, GoldQueen, IceQueen, Passion, HowSweet AAS, HoneyNPearl AAS

Cucumber

Daytona, Stonewall

Pickles

Jackson, Sassy, Vlasstar

Eggplant

Gretel AAS, Casper, GhostBuster, NightShadow, Rosita, PingtungLong

Garlic

GermanExtraHardy, N.Y.White

Okra

North&South, Lee, Burgundy AAS

Mustard

RedGiant

Lettuce

Head: MightyJoe, Summertime; leaf: GrandRapids, Tango, SaladBowl; Ideal cos; butterhead: Adriana, Bennett, Esmeralda, Ermosa, Nancy

Kohlrabi

Rapidstar

Onions, green

EmeraldIsle, WhiteSpear, BunchingStar, Ishikura

Onions, bulb

Century, YellowGranex

Cilantro

Jantar, Santo

Pea, English/garden

Novella II, Sparkle

Pea, Southern

TopPick brown crowder, TopPick pinkeye, Colossus crowder

Pepper, Bell

Declaration, Enterprise, Lafayette, PurpleBell; Tequila, PurpleBeauty

Pepper, Frying

Aruba

Pepper, hot

El Rey, Grande, Ixtapa, Mesilla, Nazas, ChillyChili AAS

Pumpkin, minismall

BabyBoo, Bumpkin, Gooligan, Prankster, Trickster, WeeBLittle AAS

Pumpkin, large

MammothGold, Phantom, NewMoon, GoldMedal, Merlin

Summer Squash

Medallion crookneck; Fortune and Lioness straight necks; the zucchinis of Cash Flow, JusticeIII and Leopard plus GreenTint patty pan

Winter Squash

HoneyBear AAS, ButternutSupreme, Ultra butternut

Tomatoes

BHN 640 or 669, Florida 47, Floralina, CarolinaGold, Mountain Fresh Plus, MountainGlory, SolarFire, Talladega, HeatwaveII, Marcelino cherry, SunGold cherry, Smarty grape, romas of Muriel, BHN 410 and Picus

Watermelon

Juliette, MardiGras, TopGun, GoldStrike; seedless types: Gypsy, Liberty, Matrix, Millennium, Imagination, CrunchyRed, TriX 212, Vanessa icebox and yellows of Buttercup or Amarillo

 

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