Whoa, talk about too much of a good thing! They have so many varities at Cross Country Nursery my head almost exploded trying to pick just a few. I ended up buying 2 more tomato plants than I had planned, and 3 extra peppers. I think I may have to nix my edamame test, and grow a few less chinese cabbage. But wow, will it be worth it! If we have a good season this summer, I'm going to have a rainbow of delicious gourmet tomatoes and peppers!
Here's a list of the exact varities I reserved. Since the nursery is in NJ, I'm going to pick them up around May 10th.
Medium Round Globe Tomatoes:
1 MATINA (Red)
1 RAMAPO HYBRID (Red)
1 SNOWSTORM (White)
1 GRAPE (Red)
1 BLACK CHERRY (Purple)
1 SUN GOLD HYBRID (Orange)
Sweet Bell Peppers:
1 BELL BOY HYBRID (Green to Red)
1 LADY BELL HYBRID (Green to Red)
1 ARIANE (Orange, super sweet)
1 ORANGE SUN (Orange)
Italian Frying Types
2 CUBANELLE (Light Green to Red)
2 MARCONI GOLDEN (Orange)
1 NARDELLO (Green to Red, long & thin)
1 ANCHO MULATO (Dark Green to Brown, mild)
1 JALAPENO TAM (Green to Red, mild-medium)
1 THAI HOT DRAGON HYBRID (Green to Red, very hot)
1 PEPERONCINI (Green to Orange to Red, for pickling)
1 YUMMY ORANGE (Orange, small size)
1 LITTLE DICKENS (Orange, mini size, upright)
Wheeeee! (I really do get way too excited about gardening. lol)
Now I just have to pick 4 basil plants to add on to my order (they're only available at the nursery so you have to reserve them with a follow up email). Here we go again...
Update: OK, I picked my basils. That was so hard - there are so many on their website I never heard of, and they don't have descriptions like the tomatoes and peppers. I was able to narrow it down because my partner and I don't like Thai or lemon types, so I tried to pick big leaved, sweet aromatic varities. This is what I settled on:
1 Osmin Purple
1 Red Rubin
Then of course I had to get two more than I planned haha. I got smaller compact varieties, since I figure these can fit in the front of the bed:
1 Magical Michael
I would like to try to save the seeds so I can grow them myself next year, but I think they may cross-pollinate so I'm not sure if that's possible.