Plant Sale May 27 – Tomatoes, Peppers & Basil $2 ea

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Time: 11:00 AM -3:00 PM

Place: Winchester Public School Community Garden, near Winchester St. and Rose Ave., west of Parliament St. between Wellesley St. and Carlton St.

Plants for sale – ALL PLANTS ARE $2

TOMATOES

Bali

Flat, ribbed, 2-3-inch delicious fruit are a fantastic raspberry-pink in color. In flavor they are sweet and spicy, with a pronounced fragrance that makes them a delight to eat. Large plants produce loads of fruit. Good for home and market gardeners. This heirloom comes from the Island of Bali, Indonesia.

Emerald Evergreen

80 days. Medium-large fruit that stay “evergreen.” This heirloom variety was introduced by Glecklers Seedsmen around 1950. The large plants set heavy yields of these beauties, which have a lovely lime-green color. The flavor is rich and superbly sweet. It’s one of the best. A popular market variety, now being sold in many upscale stores. This should be the official tomato for the Green Party.

Martian Giant Slicer Tomato

NEW! 95 days. This delectable beefsteak isn’t from Mars, but it is out of this world! Hefty, firm, red fruit reach nearly 3 inches across and 2 1/2 inches tall. Their meaty interiors have a tantalizing sweet/acid flavor for the ultimate BLT or burger. Semi-determinate plants stay fairly compact with good leaf cover to protect the fruit from sunscald. Martian’s a heavy producer even in cooler/wetter seasons.

Wapsipinicon Peach Tomato

Seed seller says: 80 days. Light, creamy-yellow, almost white fruit have superb taste and texture! One of the best tomatoes I have ever tried. The taste is complex, with its spicy, sweet, and very fruity flavor. The fruit are small, around 2″, and the skin is slightly fuzzy like a peach! This Iowa heirloom is named after the Wapsipinicon River, a favorite fishing spot of mine..

Gypsy Tomato

Seed seller says: Named for the Gypsies who live in Russia, this is one of the deepest, purplest, maroon tomatoes we have ever grown. It has a gorgeous color and good taste. Perfect, medium-sized globe fruit make this one of the nicest dark varieties. A lovely and colorful introduction from the great Soviet plant breeders.

True Black Brandywine Tomato

80-90 days. Great-tasting tomato that is extra large in size and full of the deep, earthy and sweet flavor that has made blackish-purple tomatoes so popular. Some fruits tended to crack, but the yield was heavy, and the plants were vigorous and did well in our hot Missouri summer. Superior for salsa and cooking. Seed seller enjoyed these all summer, both fresh and in countless recipes. A great home garden variety that will surely become a favorite. See Mr Weaver’s article about this tomato in the Winter 06/07 issue of “The Heirloom Gardener” magazine.

Black Plum Tomato

70 days. Indeterminate plants covered in dainty little plum-shaped fruits, 2” long by 1” wide. Mahogany-skinned berries show some green-shoulders, and have the complex flavor gardeners expect in a black/purple type. Makes a wonderful salsa or spaghetti sauce, yet juicy enough for fresh use.

Amish Paste Tomato

80 days. Many seeds savers believe this is the ultimate paste tomato. Giant, blocky Roma-type tomatoes have delicious red flesh that is perfect for paste and canning. World class flavor and comes from an Amish community in Wisconsin

Opalka Sauce

80 days. Family heirloom from Poland. Indeterminate, regular leaf plant with wispy foliage produce some of the best tasting, red, paste tomatoes with 5-inch long fruit shaped like a banana pepper with a pronounced tip on the bottom. Fruit has very few seeds, is extremely meaty and loaded with rich sweet flavors lending to its sauce appeal.

PEPPERS

Thai Dragon

70-80 days. This popular pepper is a prolific open pollinated variety. The ripe red fruits are 2-3″ long and about the diameter of a pencil. They have hot to very hot spiciness and dry very easily on the plant or when picked.

Antohi Romanian Sweet

Antohi Romanian produces 4″ long by 2 1/4″ wide sweet peppers that start off light cream-yellow, transform to orange and finally crimson red when mature.  Heavy yielding. Early.

Gold Nugget Hot

Stunning plants about 1 ½ to 2 feet tall. Covered in dark green little peppers that mature to deep purple and finally golden yellow. The leaves also have quite a bit of variegation, green, purple and white.  Ideal for fresh eating, pickling and drying. Pretty hot.

Maules Red Hot

70 days. Also known as “Lady Finger.” High yielding plants are very productive, even in short-season climates. Glossy red, 10- to 12-inch Cayenne-type fruits, and of similar heat. A fine sort for picante sauce or drying. Originally introduced by William Maule Seed Company of Philadelphia, in 1912.

Golden Cayenne

70 days. Typical long, slightly twisting cayenne type fruits, sometimes slightly hotter than red cayenne, and also a bit larger at 4-6 inches long. The fruits start out green, ripen to golden yellow, developing their most intense heat only at full maturity. Compact plants to 2 feet tall.

African Fish

80 days. An African-American heirloom popular in the Philadelphia/Baltimore region. A pre-1947 variety that was used in fish and shellfish cookery. The color of the fruit range from green, orange, brown, white and red, being spicy and hot. What really makes this pepper stand out is its wonderful foliage, as the 2-feet tall plants have stunning white and green mottled leaves, which makes this variety superb for ornamental and edible landscaping.

Sweet Banana

Named for its banana-like shape, this variety bears sweet, mild banana peppers that mature from yellow, to orange, and then to crimson red. Plants fruit prolifically, easily producing up to 25 to 30 pods per plant. Banana peppers are great for frying and pickling, and are an excellent choice for making pepper rings for sandwiches. Great for containers.

 

Basil

Siam Queen Thai

Thai

Spicy Globe

Tulsi (Holy)

Lemon

Genovese

Dark Opal Purple

 


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