2017 Plant Sale!

Rosso Sicilian

We’re doing plant starts again this year – peppers and tomatoes. They are $3.50 each or 3 for $10.

We will be selling them again at the farm and at Moschetti’s (please see our Facebook page for more information).

For the past three years we’ve attended a tomato tasting and then held our own tomato tasting event. Our primary focus was finding tomatoes that were not only productive but also had exceptional flavor. Some of the varieties we grew last year didn’t make the cut but we found many more to take their place.

We are a CDFA licensed nursery.

Peppers 

Hot Peppers

 NameDescription
1212-alma-paprika-pepper-organicAlma PaprikaA rainbow of colors in this little pepper. When white they are still sweet but as they age they can get a little bit of heat. Make your own paprika with these by drying them and then grinding them.
anaheim peppers copyAnaheim (Nu Mex Joe E. Parker)These are the perfect roasting peppers. The thick skin easily blisters and can be peeled away after roasting. They are mild to medium heat. Not quite as productive as the smaller hot peppers, but they do give a good harvest when picked continuously.
cayenne peppers copyCayenne SlimVery productive plant of HOT peppers. Walls are thin so they dry quickly. We dried the peppers (they readily dry on the plant) and then ground them into red pepper flakes. We now call them Satan Flakes because of their excessive heat.
Jalapeno_Estonia_3Jalafuego HybridOne of the few hybrids we offer, this is one of the hottest and most prolific jalapeno on the market. We don’t get real warm here to encourage jalapenos to get hot, so we’re hoping this variety will deliver.
cayenne joes longJoe’s Long CayenneAn Italian hot pepper, this heirloom variety has medium heat and is great for hot sauce or for drying to make hot pepper flakes. A heavy producer of thin-walled red peppers up to 12″ long.
habanero peppers copyMustard HabaneroI got several emails this past year from people that were very happy with these plants. If you want your peppers to be spicy make sure to grow them next to a habanero plant. This was a trick I learned from a friend and was surprised to find out that it works! These are productive plants with EXTRA HOT peppers.
Padron-Pepper-1Pimiento de PadronWe grew these last year and they started out delicious but as summer rolled on they became increasingly hot. This year we’re trying a different seed vendor. They are usually a mild, small Spanish pepper that is traditionally fried. Sometimes you’ll get a hot one. They are fantastic stuffed with a bit of goat cheese before frying.
serrano peppers copySerrano Tampequino Another very productive pepper with thick walls that are perfect for making hot sauce. The original variety used to make Sriracha Hot Sauce. Also very hot, but not as hot as the Cayenne Slim.
shishitoShishitoA super popular variety that has done well for us. These perfect little frying peppers similar to Padrons but with less heat. Productive
Thai_peppersThai HotExtremely hot variety from Thailand. Clusters of bright red, thin fleshed fruits stand straight up. Popular pepper used in Asian cuisine.

Sweet Peppers

 NameDescription
California WonderCalifornia WonderThe standard green and red bell pepper for California. Good production with thick walled fruits.
pepper-390425_960_720Golden CalWonderA yellow version of the dependable California Wonder pepper. Thick-walled peppers and sweet and meaty on productive plants.
nardello-aJimmy NardelloWe got a LOT of requests to grow this pepper. It looks like it will be hot but ends up being incredibly sweet and flavorful. It’s an Italian frying pepper that is productive and has earned itself a place on Slow Food’s “Ark of Taste.”
1280px-Orange_bell-peppers_RouffignacOrange BellA deep orange bell that is thick-walled and very sweet.
purple beautyPurple BeautyWe grew this on a whim last year and were surprised at how well it sells. It produces a multitude of medium sized, thin walled purple fruit that are easy to find in among the foliage.
RomanianRainbowRoumanian RainbowAn early bell that starts ivory and slowly changes to orange and then red. Peppers are very sweet on short, compact plants that are productive

Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes

 NameDescription
black-cherryBlack CherryRich, sweet and complex, this true black tomato is productive and irresistible.
green-grapeGreen GrapeSmall, compact plants with easy to harvest fruit that full of sweet, juicy flavor. Prolific producer.
isis candyIsis CandyOrange cherry tomato with red starburst. Very productive of small sweet, fruity tomatoes that you can just pop in your mouth. In our opinion it has better flavor that Sungolds.
snow-white-cherrySnow WhiteSweet ivory colored cherries that are hard to resist just popping into your mouth while picking them.
WPeachWapsipinicon PeachA small yellow tomato with an unusually fuzzy skin. Productive plant of very, very sweet, mild fruit with a hint of peach. Husband says “sweetest tomato I’ve ever eaten.”

Paste Tomatoes

 NameDescription
amish-pasteAmish PasteOf the many paste tomatoes we tasted, this one was far and away, the best tasting. I look forward to trying the concentrated flavor of these when canning. Nice sized red Roma type tomatoes that are good for both canning and fresh eating (something you can’t say about most paste tomatoes).
Rosso SicilianRosso SicilianThis is an Italian heirloom with small to medium sized ribbed fruits that are firm and meaty and perfect for making sauce and paste. Bruises easily. Rated as one of the better tasting tomatoes we grew last year.
san-marzanoSan MarzanoOne of the more popular paste and canning tomatoes, we decided to finally offer it again after so many people requested it.

Slicing Tomatoes

 NameDescription
black-krimBlack KrimOne of our most popular varieties. A purple-black beefsteak with a hearty, rich flavor. Fruits get darker when exposed to sunlight. Productive.
green zebraGreen ZebraSmall 2-1/2″-3″ salad tomato that is green with darker green stripes. Fruit is sweet and “zingy.” Very productive plant if you can find all the fruit! The light green will have a yellow hue when ripe. Makes a really good green pesto bruschetta. Good for pots.
Minolta DSC JubileeProductive tomato with golden large, round fruit. Delicious flavored tomato that gets 8-12 oz.
mr-stripeyMr. Stripey (Tigerella)For whatever reason, many striped tomatoes tend not to have as much flavor as their solid colored compadres. I surmise that it is due to the coloring of the striped tomato being the primary focus, rather than the flavor. Mr. Stripey, fortunately, is not one of them. These are smaller salad size tomatoes with a rich, tangy flavor.
rose-de-berneRose De BerneA Swiss heirloom with dark pink fruit that tends to be blemish-free. Flavor is strikingly sweet with a bit of zing.
siouxSiouxWe grew this small rather unassuming red tomato two years ago only because we got a packet of free seeds. At our tomato tasting we were surprised that it outperformed all of the other tomatoes and was hands down the favorite out of 16 varieties. Sweet, tangy, rich and complex, you won’t regret making space for this variety.
stupice-homeStupiceOne of our more popular varieties. This very early tomato blew me away this year with it’s productiveness. Small tomatoes, but not quite cherry size are born as early as late June and continues through until the frost. Sweet and flavorful. Good for pots.
thessalonikiThessalonikiA red Greek tomato that resists cracking and sun scald. Fantastic old fashioned acid tomato flavor. I have farmer friends that say they only will start selling the fruit from this variety after they physically can no longer eat them.
valenciaValenciaMeaty, fruit is both tangy and sweet. Ripens earlier than most orange tomatoes.

Beefsteak Tomatoes

 NameDescription
tomato-amana-orange-1_1Amana OrangeGiant beefsteak tomatoes that can reach 2lbs or more. This is the orange version of Brandywine and is flavorful and meaty with low acid.
ananas-noirAnanas NoirIf you can’t make up your mind about what color tomatoes to grow, this might be the one for you. Green, red, orange, yellow and purple all rolled into one tasty beefsteak-type tomato. Rumor has it each color has a distinct flavor.
tomato-anna-russianAnna RussianOne of two oxheart type tomatoes that we are offering this year. Getting up to a pound these tomatoes start early and have sweet, juicy flesh.
aunt-rubysAunt Ruby's German GreenA popular green heirloom tomato that have a sweet, fruity flavor and are said to be better tasting than most red tomatoes. How could we not give this one a try?
brandywine_sudduth_s_strain_0Brandywine (Sudduth’s Strain) The beefsteak that all beefsteak tomatoes should be judged by. Big, red fruits commonly over a pound but can reach two pounds are rich and intense.
dr-wychesDr. Wyche's YellowBig, beautiful yellow beefsteak with green shoulders. Productive plant of 1lb fruits or larger. Rich tomato flavor with a meaty interior.
hendersons winsallHenderson's WinsallThe original Winsall variety obtained from the USDA Seed Bank. A pink beefsteak heirloom that is nearly seedless. It is a late variety but the superb flavor is worth the wait.
HillbillyHillbilly Big yellow orange beefsteak with red streaks. Husband describes it as “rich, meaty, tomato-y goodness.” The favorite tomato around here. Few seeds and very fleshy.
kellogg's breakfastKellogg's BreakfastBig orange beefsteak tomato. Similar in flavor to Dr. Wyche’s Yellow but with a bit more sweetness.
orange-russianOrange RussianThe first available colored oxheart type tomato. They have a fruity, sweet flavor growing to about half a pound. They have few seeds.
pork-chop-tomatoPork ChopYellow with green stripes that darken to golden when ripe, fruits are between 1/2 and 3/4 lbs. Low acid with a nice sweetness. Bred locally by Brad Gates at Wild Boar Farms. One of the better tasting striped varieties.
5491SoldackiVery tasty variety with 1lb dark pink fruit. Intense flavor yet sweet on vigorous, tall plants.

Disease Resistant Tomatoes

 NameDescription
carmelloCarmello VFNT HybridThis red French variety is thought to be one of the most productive varieties available, this tomatoes pumps out juicy fruits that have exceptional balanced flavor. Shows disease resistance to Verticillium wilt, Fusarium Wilt 1, Gray Leaf Spot, Nematodes, and Tobacco Mosaic Virus. Good for pots.
Charger tomato ChargerA determinate tomato well adapted to different weather conditions. Flavorful and prolific, this compact plant will do well in containers. Shows disease resistance to 3 types of Fusarium wilt, verticillium wilt, Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus and Gray Leaf Spot.
red-roseRed RoseA cross between Brandywine and Rutgers, this is a disease and crack resistant tomato with dark pink fruit. Flavor and texture is similar to Brandywine.
rutgers-tomatoRutgersLast year a customer couldn't praise this variety enough and he convinced us to carry it this year. It's an old fashioned classic tomato with the flavor to match that is production and disease resistant.

 

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