Organic Fruits,Herbs,Veg (C)

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Photo unavailable CARDOON 'Pieno Inerme'
Organic Cardoon

Heirloom-favorite in Italy & Spain. Excellent variety w/thin ribs, almost no thorns & delicate flavor. Close relative of artichoke-both are members of the thistle family-but unlinke artichoke, the parts of cardoon that are eaten are the lvs & flower stalks, not the flower bud. The stalks are blanched & eaten fresh like celery; also tasty batter-dipped & fried. Growth: 4' x 2'. Tolerates part shade but does best in full sun. (Maturity: 63 days)

Photo unavailable CATNIP or Catmint (NEPETA cataria)
Organic Catnip

A member of the mint family. Well known favorite of our feline friends but also a medicinal herb for people, known to have relaxing properties. Can be used fresh or dried. The lvs have a minty scent & is commonly used in teas, salads, sauces & stews. Herbaceous perennial. The tubular wht blms w/prpl spots are borne in whorls in summer. Ht: 2-3’. Width: 3’. Exp: sun/pt shade. Water: mod/dry(drought tolerant). USDA Z3.

CELERY 'Peppermint Stick', Organic Celery CELERY 'Peppermint Stick'
Organic Celery

A leafy herb w/ a full-bodied spicy celery flavor. Unique, bicolored red & white stems are attractive in the garden or on the plate. Can be used fresh in soups or sauces. Stalks stay red even when cooked. Let plants bolt to use seeds as a spice. Aromatic Biennial/Perennial. Slow to bolt. Height: 16-24". Plant spacing 6”. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. (Maturity: 80-90 days) (Apium graveolens)

Photo unavailable CHAMOMILE 'German'
Organic Chamomile

Chamomile leaves and flowers may be used fresh or dried and are best when picked the day they open. Flowers can be picked for several months. Leaving the last flowers to set seed usually allows the plant to self sow the next year. Annual Herb. Height: 8-24”. Width: 6-12”. Bloom time: late spring. Bloom color: white with yellow center. Exposure: sun to part shade. (Matricaria recutita syn. M. chamomilla, Chamomilla recutita)

Photo unavailable Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Italian Dandelion, Succory

Native to Europe. Long, dark green toothed leaves are mildly bitter& tastes much like dandelion although it is not a true dandelion. Fresh leaves in salad are a nutrient dense bitter digestive. Leaves are tastiest in the spring & fall as the summer heat tends to make them a little bitter. They can be mixed w/other greens to minimize their strong flavor. The mature leaves can be cooked as vegetable. (80 days to maturity)

Chives (ALLIUM schoenoprasum), Chives CHIVES
Organic Chives

Use the leaves & lavender flowers to dress up soups & salads w/a slightly spicy garnish. Chives have a mild onion flavor & has tubular, grass-like, dk green leaves which grow in clumps. Also works well for freezing and drying. Chives are easily harvested by clipping w/scissors. Bulbous Perennial. As an ornamental, grows nicely in rock gardens & in containers. Height: 12”. Can tolerate part shade. (Allium schoenoprasum)

Photo unavailable CILANTRO 'Santo'
Organic Cilantro

Classic Mexican herb. An extra-slow-bolting selection grown for its lvs. Often associated w/Mexican dishes, this strong scented herb grows out flat, toothed lvs for chopping into salsas & other preparations. Seeds are reputed to help reduce stress. Easy to grow & tolerant of cooler conditions, prefers full sun & some shade in the hottest climates. Fully grown, it is cut at a height of 12-18”. Annual. (Coriandrum sativum ‘Santo’)

Photo unavailable COLLARD 'Georgia'
Organic Heirloom Collard

Heirloom-Collards are the soul food of the South! ‘Georgia’ is a top producer of tender, mild flavored greens w/reliable, heavy yields. The long, loosely-held leaves are dk grn w/stark white midribs. The plants average 36” tall and are non-heading. It is both heat and cold tolerant and is also slow to bolt, so it is suited for many climates. Plant in sun.(Maturity: 70 days)(Brassica oleracea var. acephala ‘Georgia’)

Photo unavailable COMFREY (Symphytum Officinalis)
Knitbone, Boneset

Herbaceous perennial native to Europe. Used as a topical to treat skin irritations, cuts, sprains and swelling. Beautiful in any garden with long oval shaped fuzzy leaves topped with a purple bell shaped flower. Height: 3-4'. Bloom time: May-September. USDA Z9. Please note: Comfrey should not be taken internally as, even in small doses over time, it can be harmful.

Photo unavailable CUCUMBER 'Armenian'
Organic Heirloom Cucumber

Heirloom-Introduced from Armenia to Italy in the 1400’s, this attractive, crisp cuke stays sweet even when the fruit is large. This variety has thin skins w/dense flesh, few seeds, and a pleasant mild flavor. It is easily digestible–skin & all. It is heavily ribbed w/light green skin. Produces very long, 12-30” fruit, best eaten when 12-18” long & less than 2 œ” across. Plant in full sun. Thrives in hot weather. (Maturity: 70 days).

Photo unavailable CUCUMBER 'Lemon'
Organic Heirloom Lemon Cucumber

Heirloom-Delicate flavor & crunchy bite. Round 3-4” fruits turn from pale greenish ylw to lemon ylw (the best eating stage) & then bt. gldn ylw. Tender & sweet & excellent for salads & pickling & easy to digest. It is easy to grow & does well in short summers. Performs well in cool conditions. Good in large containers & the vines yield heavily for long periods of time. Rust & drought resistant. Plant in full sun. (Maturity: 68 days)

Photo unavailable CUCUMBER 'Marketmore 76'
Organic Cucumber

This remains the most widely planted open pollinated slicing cuke in the U.S. Since 1970 the slender, refined “Marketmore look” has been the standard for slicing cucumbers in the North. The 8-9” dk green fruits stay green & mild tasting even under heat stress. It is an excellent slicer in salads & for other fresh uses. Multiple disease resistances keep plants vigorous & highly productive across a long picking season. (Maturity: 65 days)

Photo unavailable CUCUMBER 'Mexican Sour Gherkin'
Cucamelon

Super cute, 1" long fruits look like miniature watermelons and taste like cucumbers with tangy citrus overtones. The flesh is white, crisp, and crunchy which make them great for snacking, salads, stir fries or pickled. Plant in hanging basketst for a fun hip look or can be trellised for easy picking. Plant in full sun. . (Maturity: 75 days)

Photo unavailable CUCUMBER 'National Pickling'
Organic Cucumber

Pickled or fresh! Short, thick cukes w/blunt ends, perfect for pickles & also delicious for slicing. Avg. 6”, 1 Œ lbs. & are slightly tapered to fit nicely in a pickle jar. Thin medium green skin w/some striping & black spines. High yielding, early fruiting on vigorous, medium vines. This is the pickling cuke that pickle growers asked for! Full sun but tolerates some shade. Resistant to scab & cucumber mosaic virus. (Maturity: 52 days)

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