Our 2017 season tomato and pepper plant list
With descriptions included.
One thing about being a plant nursery, you never know for sure what’s going to be popular next season, especially when you’re making your seed list now. This time of year usually has us discussing what improvements we’d like to see going into the next season. More often than not this discussion leads us to the painful fact that we usually have way too many plants that no one seems to want, and in this business that’s just like throwing money away.
So, in preparation for the 2017 season, we have decided to streamline our tomatoes and peppers into a much smaller, more manageable list. For the 2016 season we offered up 40+ tomato plant varieties, and 16+ pepper plant varieties. Going into 2017 we will have 10 tomato plant varieties, and 6 pepper plant varieties. We apologize in advance to our regular customers that purchase plants that we will not have available in the coming season, but giving the high cost of throwing plants away it has become necessary.
Having said that, if there is something that you just can’t do without, please let us know and if we can we will see what we can do for you. And, with our peppers and tomatoes list so much smaller, it leaves a giant gap in our total offerings which we will fill with even more herbs than we’ve ever offered before.
And now, the much awaited for list….
- Tiny Tim – Introduced in 1945, Tomato “Tiny Tim” is a surprisingly tiny plant, growing to only 30cm (12in) tall so no staking is needed.
- Black Cherry – Bred in Florida by the late Vince Sapp, the round, 15-20 gm., fruits are almost black in color.
- Gardeners Delight – This old German heirloom boasts many clusters of 6 to 12 cherry tomato all summer long. It’s indeterminate, crack resistant and very prolific.
- San Marzano – a variety of plum tomato, considered by many chefs to be the best of its kind in the world.
- Cherokee Purple – Famously rich flavor and texture make this a colorful favorite among heirloom enthusiasts.
- Mr. Stripey – delicious and pretty to slice because of the bi-coloring.
- Mortgage Lifter – Large, smooth, 1-lb. pink fruit have a delicious, rich, sweet taste.
- Homestead – An old favorite dating from 1954. Developed by the University of Florida especially for hot climates.
- German Johnson – few seeds and lots of flesh and is a North Carolina heirloom tomato notable for having been one of the four parents of the famous Mortgage Lifter tomato.
- Aunt Ruby’s Green (A Greene County native 🙂 ) – large, brilliant, neon-green flesh with a strong, sweet, and fruity flavor, much tastier than most red tomatoes. This fruit is a family heirloom from Ruby Arnold of Greeneville, Tennessee.
- California Wonder – (Scoville 2500) An excellent green/red bell pepper of nice size and very good yield; a popular old-time variety.
- Jalapeno – (Scoville 10,000) the most popular chile pepper in the United States.
- Habanero – (Scoville 100,000 to 350,000) wrinkled fruits ripen from dark green to salmon orange.
- Cayenne – (Scoville 50,000) also known as the Guinea spice, cow-horn pepper, red hot chili pepper, aleva, bird pepper, or, especially in its powdered form, red pepper
- Chinese 5 color – (Scoville 50,000) Screaming hot little peppers turn a rainbow of vibrant colors; from purple, cream, yellow, orange to red as they ripen.
- Pimento – Considered one of the mildest of the chili peppers, Pimentos are commonly used as the filling inside green olives, in the making of pimento cheese and stuffed to be served as an appetizer.
We will be posting our flowers and herbs list for 2017 soon. Make sure you bookmark us and like us on facebook to stay updated going into the 2017 growing season.