Plant is drought tolerant and suitable for xeriscaping; Deer resistant. Erupting like flames,” is how the breeder describes it. Apricot sprite won the 2000 “Fleuroselect Quality Award” for novelty, as it produces wonderful flower spikes perfect...
Best variety for commercial potplant sales. A most attractive form of bush basil with larger leaves (1 cm) and uniform dense globular little bushes. Plants tend to be a little stronger and more uniform than other bush varieties.
Purplish red leaves; preferred variety for pickling. Before sowing, chill sees at 5°C (40°F) for 3 days in moist sand. Cinnamon-scented leaves are popular in Japan for flavouring raw fish, bean curd, pickles and tempura.
Because it is hardy (unlike indigo) woad is still grown for natural dyeing. For ages the main source of blue dye in Europe, until the introduction of indigo in the 17th century. Contains the same dyestuff as indigo, though in lower concentration.
Sow seeds outdoors in shallow trenches in Spring, thinning seedlings to six to nine inches apart when they appear. English Daisy has a long history as a calmative for inflamed skin and for stomach and intestinal problems.
It is a Connecticut Field type but is far superior. Very solid with extra-thick flesh, it is much less apt to produce lopsided fruit. Its size is more uniform, averaging 20 to 25 lbs., and the deep-round fruit are quite symmetrical.
Cultivated varieties are much less potent medicinally. Infusion of leaves and rootstock is effective for diarrhea, dysentery and problems of the urinary tract. Especially useful for convalescents and children.
Intermediate resistance to TMV. A delicious, attractive item for fresh market. Tall plants yield unique heart-shaped fruit that resemble a top and measure 3"x 3". Sweetheart is sweet pimento type that is mild and juicy with a fruity sweet flavor at full...
Soil temperature: 75 - 80 degrees fahrenheit
Weeks indoor: 6 - 8 weeks
Germination days: 10 - 20 days
Grow on temperature day: 60 - 65 degrees fahrenheit
Easy to grow shrub or small tree; nice compact bushy habit. Seeds are source of natural bright-yellow food colouring, used in butter, margarine, cheese and other foods. Used by South American Indians to paint their bodies red.
Intermediate resistance to DM (races 1, 2 and 3) but susceptible to blight, Olympia is used for bunching in high plant populations. Rather slow growing and extremely slow to bolt, this is the best smooth leaf hybrid we know.
Tolerant to powdery mildew. Bonbon is a buttercup squash with a space-saving, upright, semi-bush plant habit. It is a full week earlier to mature than other buttercup types and has a thick orange flesh that is sweet and creamy when cooked.