There’s no reason to tell everyone how great ‘Brandywine’ tomatoes are because everyone already knows! And the same goes for ‘Blue Lake’ green beans or ‘Hot Wax’ peppers. We all know these names because they are great varieties that vegetable gardeners have relied on for decades. Yet, there are a bunch of lesser-known veggies that deserve the same praise, but their PR agents aren’t the best. On this episode Carol and Danielle are taking the time to call out some of the unsung heroes of their veggie gardens. These are varieties that have proven themselves over and over, but their names aren’t generally well-known in edible circles. We’re hoping to change that after today!
Steve Bellavia conducts vegetable research as a product manager for Johnny’s Selected Seeds in Winslow, Maine.
‘Shiraz’ snow pea
‘Tokyo Bekena’ Chinese cabbage
‘Rattlesnake’ pole bean
‘Amish Salad’ cherry tomato
‘Early White Bush Scallop’ patty pan squash
‘Green Sausage’ tomato
‘Song TJS’ cauliflower
‘Itachi’ white cucumber
‘Chiba Green’ soybean (edamame)
‘Karikachi’ soybean (edamame)