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Amadeo (65 Days). 65 Days / Dark purple / Fruit to 5" wide and 8" long. The heaviest-bearing eggplant is also the most delicious. Amadeo is renowned for its huge yields of succulent, nutty, bitterfree fruit on spineless plants. Easy to pick and irresistible on the tongue, this is the eggplant you need for the veggie patch. You will probably need to support it once it begins bearing the heavy 5-inch-wide, 8-inch-long dark purple to black eggplants.
Black Beauty 65 days / Dark Purple / Fruit 5" to 6". This is the very popular, classic Italian eggplant with deep purple, bell-shaped 5-6" fruits that are glossy when mature. The plants are compact and very productive so a stake for extra support is advised. *Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds rareseeds.com
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Dancer 65 Days / Deep Pink / Fruit to 3-4" diameter and 7-8" long. This Master Gardener favorite bears semi-cylindrical deep pink fruits that are mid-sized - 7 to 8" long by 3 to 4" diameter, mild, and nonbitter. Plants are strong and high-yielding. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
Galine 65 Days / Deep Purple / Fruit to 3-4" diameter and 6-7" long. This is a classic, high-yielding, Italian black bell type eggplant. Known for exceptional flavor and texture, its very glossy, uniform, black to purple fruits are 6-7" long by 3-4" in diameter. Expect early production on strong, tall plants. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
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Gaudi 65 Days / Deep Purple / Fruit to 6-8" long. These medium tall plants produce early and abundantly, and are covered in teardrop-shaped, dark purple fruit. Spineless, widely adapted, and stress tolerant, this one has it all! Compared to Traviata, which it replaces, Gaudi produces higher yields on stronger, more upright plants. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
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Listada de Gandia 90 days / White & Purple / Fruit to 7" long. One of the most popular heirloom types, these yield 7-inch white fruits with charming purple stripes. This excellent variety hails from Spain, a country renowned for fine food. Beautiful, with fabulous flavor in the tender flesh!
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Nadia 67 days / Dark Purple / Fruit 3-4" wide and 7-8" long. Traditional black Italian type. 7-8" long by 3-4" diameter, the uniform dark purple fruits are glossy and blemish free. Tall, sturdy plants can set fruit under cool conditions. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
Orient Express 58 days / Dark Purple / Fruit to 1½-2½" diameter and 8-10" long. Dark purple Asian type eggplant. The fruits are attractive, slender, 8-10" long by 1½-2½" in diameter and glossy. The fruit is ready up to two weeks before other early varieties. The plant features an ability to set fruit in cool weather as well as under heat stress. Tender, delicately flavored and quick cooking.
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Green Globe 75 days / Green / Perennial to 5 years. The original improved artichoke, Green Globe flowers in early summer. The flower buds are deep green with a light purple tinge. A good harvest of 3-4 heads can be expected throughout the summer. They are 3-5 inches in diameter and have wonderfully thick, flavorful hearts. Proven to be the most hardy and remain productive for at least 5 years. *Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds rareseeds.com
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Wonder 88 days / Green / Perennial to 4 years. Wonder is a high quality spineless hybrid with excellent flavor that really performs well. Has thick, dense 5" heads with good bright color. Very firm with a tender and delicious center. *Photo courtesy of High Mowing Organic Seeds
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Bush, Empress 55 Days / Green / Bush Type The Empress bean offers incredible flavor. The vigorous plants produce heavy yields of large, straight, green, 5-6” stringless pods. It's a great variety for fresh eating, freezing or processing. Plant in succession for fresh beans throughout the season. *Photo courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange.
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Bush, Jade 53 days / Green / Bush Type. A Master Gardener favorite! Long attractive pods. Jade’s 6-7” long, slender, deep green pods are exceptionally tender and delicious. Large, upright plants keep beans clean and straight. Heat tolerant, high yielding and long producing even when stressed by heat or cold. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
Bush, Provider 50-60 days / Green / Bush Type. This dependable early green bean is easy-to-grow with excellent flavor. Compact plant produces abundant 5-6" beans. Great for freezing and canning. Adaptable to diverse soil and climate conditions. Resistant to bean mosaic virus and powdery mildew. *Photo courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange
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Bush, Royalty Purple 55 days / Purple / Bush Type An attractive plant with purple flowers and stringless, slightly curved 5” pods that are easily visible against the green foliage. Pods turn green when cooked. Meaty and flavorful, these are great for vegetable soup, or serve raw to show off the purple color.
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Pole, Blue Lake 75 days / Green / Pole Type. This 7 foot tall variety produces flavorful 6-7" pods that are tender, meaty and very flavorful. A canning and freezing favorite. High yielding.
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Pole, Rattlesnake 75-80 days / Green & Purple / Pole Type. Dark green pods with distinctive purple streaks grow up to 8". Dried seeds are light buff with splashes of dark brown, resembling a rattlesnake. Vigorous vines up to 10 ft. These are very tasty when young & tender, but can be canned, frozen or left on the vine to dry.


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Armenian 65-70 days / Dark & Light Green / Harvest at 8" to 18" long. Valued for its flavor and attractive fruits, this cucumber is also known as snake melon. It is a heavy producer of light and dark green striped fruit that have a curved shape. An excellent slicer, the flesh is mild, sweet and crunchy. This variety requires a long and warm growing season. *Photo courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange
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Cool Customer 55 days / Green / Fruit to 4-5" long. Bred by Johnny's Seeds, this is a rugged pickler (and great fresh too!) that produces uniform yields of attractive, blocky fruits with small seed cavities and exceptional crunch and flavor. Vigorous plants produce 4–5" fruits over a long harvest period and are tough enough to withstand the pressures of organic growing conditions. Resilient vines hold up to late-season stress and disease much longer than many similar varieties. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds Johnnyseeds.com
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Diva (58 days). 58 days / Green / Harvest at 5" to 7" long. Diva produces distinctly tender, crisp, sweet and bitter free seedless cukes. Adapted for growing in fields, so no need for support. Especially flavorful when harvested small. Disease and mildew resistant. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds Johnnyseeds.com
Itachi 44 days - White / Fruit 9" to 11" long. Unique white color, great tasting and highly productive. Uniform 9-11” fruit. Trellising is recommended for straighter fruit. Great for stir-frying. Cucumbers are cold sensitive, mulch to provide warmth. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds Johnnyseeds.com
Japanese Climbing 58-65 days / Green / Fruit to 9" long. This Japanese climbing variety bears tender, crisp, and slightly tart 9" long cucumbers that are excellent for slicing or pickling. Listed by J.M. Thornton & Company in 1894, this variety’s strong grasping tendrils make it ideal for growing on a trellis or fence, but it can also be grown on the ground. *Photo courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange
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Lemon 65 days / Yellow / Round Fruit, 1½-2½" diameter. Small, rounded, pale yellow cucumbers. Pick at 1½-2½" diameter. This versatile cucumber is sweet and flavorful, and doesn't have much of the chemical that makes other cucumbers bitter and hard to digest. Though it's often served raw, it's also a good pickling cucumber. Note: this one is very late to begin bearing. *Photo courtesy of High Mowing Organic Seeds
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Persian, Green Fingers 60 Days / Green / Fruit 3-5" long. These cute Persian baby cucumbers are smooth, thin-skinned, crisp, and ready to pick when just 3 to 5 inches long. The vigorous, powdery mildew tolerant vines are self-pollinating, early-bearing, and set fruits reliably even in difficult conditions. Enjoy these quality baby cucumbers all season long. Usually found only in Middle Eastern markets! *Photo courtesy of  reneesgarden.com
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Summer Dance 65 days / Green / Fruit to 8-9" long. This popular cucumber is a Japanese burpless type. It's delicious, with a crisp, clean flavor. The long, very uniform fruits feature glossy, dark green skin and few spines. These highly productive plants are heat tolerant and offer good disease resistance. *Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed Company
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Suyo Long 61 days / Green / Fruit up to 15" long. Traditional long-fruited variety from China. Produces sweet-flavored, bitter free, ribbed fruit growing up to 15" long. Widely adapted, grows well in hot weather, and sets early. Try using this unusual-looking cucumber in salads, for bread-and-butter, or mixed vegetable pickles.
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Unagi (55 days). 55 days / Green / Harvest at 9" to 11" long. A glossy, spineless cucumber with tiny seed cavities, crisp texture and excellent flavor, truly a cucumber you can't live without! High yielding! Best harvested at 9-11 inches long but stays crisp and delicious up to 14 inches long. High resistance to cucumber mosaic virus, powdery mildew and target spot.
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Watermelon, Sugar Baby 80 days / Red flesh / 10" diameter This picnic staple has been the standard of summer watermelons for years! Vines grow to 6 feet, and set 4–6 melons roughly 10 inches across. With that unmistakable crisp, mouthwatering, sweet rich flavor, who can resist it? Available in Walnut Creek only. Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed Company.
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Cider Jack 90 days / Orange / Fruit 10-14 pounds. This is a gorgeous Jack O' Lantern! Plants bear 2-3 medium sized (10-14 lb.) fruits per plant with smooth, bright skin - perfect for painting or carving. Medium resistance to powdery mildew. *Photo courtesy of High Mowing Organic Seeds
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Cinderella 110 days / Deep Orange-Red / Fruit 15-20 pounds. Yes, it's true - Cinderella's coach is a pumpkin with its pronounced lobes and flattened top! Tasty, orange flesh is superb for pies and savory dishes. 10 foot vines with up to 6 fruits on the vine that can measure as large as 15 inches across. What fun for the kids! *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
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Musque de Provence 125 days / Deep Orange / Fruit 8-15 pounds. Ribbed, flat, tan fruits are bigger than Long Island Cheese, averaging 8–15 lb. Thick, deep orange, moderately sweet flesh. In France cut wedges are sold in supermarkets and farmers' markets for cooking. Decorative. Late maturity. Long storage. Sometimes called Fairytale in the U.S. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
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New England Pie 105 days / Deep Orange / Fruit 4-6 pounds. This is the classic New England pie pumpkin! The plant produces small dark-skinned pumpkins ranging 4-6 lbs. Not as sweet as squash, the well-colored orange flesh is relatively starchy, dry and stringless - just what you want for your pumpkin pie! *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
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Summer Squash

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Crookneck, Dixie Hybrid 41 days / Yellow / Fruit 4" to 6" inches long This one is a long time favorite! Known to be fast growing and early maturing, it produces prolific yields of shiny bright yellow crooknecks. The fruit holds well after picking - a great advantage for a high yielding plant. Pick on the small side for best flavor.
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Golden Glory 53 days / Deep Yellow / Fruit 7" to 8" long. An attractive zucchini, this variety has waxy, gold skin with a creamy white interior. 7-8” in size, it provides an excellent yield of blemish-free fruits. Golden Glory is also resistant to watermelon and zucchini yellow mosaic viruses and powdery mildew. 
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Success PM Straight Neck 50 days / Yellow / Fruit 6" to 7" long. An excellent choice if you’re looking for a yellow squash especially resistant to powdery mildew. It provides several months of abundant yield and has a uniform shape. Harvest at 6-7”in length. *Photo courtesy of High Mowing Organic Seeds
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Teot Bat Put 65-70 days / Green / To 4" diameter and 6" long This summer squash is enjoyable as a freshly sliced snack, saute, stir-fry, or even grated for zucchini bread. Nicknamed avocado squash because of its shape, it has glossy deep green skin, light yellow flesh, and a wonderful, sweet flavor. It is easy to grow and has good fruit set. Ripe fruits measure about 4" in diameter and about 6" in length. Train to climb a vertical support for best air circulation and ease of harvest, or leave to sprawl on the ground. ("I grew a near relative of this, Early Bulam, last season and it was by far the most prolific summer squash in my garden. I used it exactly as I use zucchini (including zucchini bread!), with excellent results. That's high praise from a true zucchini lover. Can't wait to try this one.")
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Zephyr 54 days / Yellow and Green / Fruit 4" to 6" long. A Master Gardener favorite! Distinctive, slender fruits are yellow with faint white stripes and light-green blossom ends. Harvest young at 4-6" for unusually delicious, nutty flavor and firm texture. Vigorous, high-yielding plants. Edible Flowers: Blossoms bear a mild, squash-like flavor and are great stuffed and fried, or sliced for use in soups, omelets, salads, and pasta dishes. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
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Winter Squash

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Acorn, Sweet REBA 90 Days / Orange flesh / Fruit to 1½ pounds This is a high yielding, uniform, disease resistant variety known for good sugar production. REBA stands for Resistant Early Bush Acorn. If you are acorn-averse, try REBA, because this Cornell University release is one of the sweetest acorns, with dry and substantial flesh. Despite a compact bush habit, expect heavy yields of 1–1½ pound fruit. This should be a crowd pleaser! Photo courtesy of High Mowing Organic Seeds.
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Butternut—Waltham 105 days / Orange flesh / Fruit to 4-5 pounds. This 1970 All-America Selections winner from Massachusetts is still the benchmark for large butternuts. Larger fruits with small seed cavities and thick, straight, cylindrical necks. The flesh has smooth texture and sweet flavor, particularly after 2 months of storage. *Photo courtesy of trueleafmarket.com
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Kabocha—Sunshine 95 days / Deep Orange-Red / Fruit to 3-5 pounds. This AAS winner bears stunning, scarlet fruit. The tender flesh is smooth, sweet, and bright orange - ideal for baking, mashing, and pies. Deep scarlet fruits are slightly flat-round, averaging 3-5 lb. on vigorous, short vines. Sunshine's appearance and eating quality are superior to other varieties of this type. No need to peel this one - the skin is thin and nutritious! Can be consumed at maturity, or stored. Average 3-4 fruits per plant. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
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Spaghetti—Pinnacle 85 days / Yellow / Fruit to 3 pounds. High yielding, semi-bush variety with slightly sweet, nutty flavor. Average 3 pound fruits with a yield of 4-6 fruits per plant. Good companion plant for sunflowers. Bake like other winter squash, then flake out the noodle flesh into tasty spaghetti-like strands. To store fruits for later use, keep them cool and dry. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
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Black Beauty 45-60 days / Dark Green / Harvest at 6" to 8". A 1956 All American Selections winner, this heirloom summer squash grows on a compact, high-yielding bush (not a vine). Dark green fruit is best picked when 6-8” long. Easy to grow and great for freezing! Enjoy eating the blossoms as well.
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Dunja 47 days / Dark Green / Harvest at 6" to 8". Early and powdery mildew resistant. Dunja is a high yielder of excellent quality, dark-green, straight zucchinis. Open plants and short spines make for an easy harvest.
Eight Ball 50 days / Dark Green / 2-3 inches diameter. Eight ball is a shiny, round, dark-green zucchini, and an AAS winner. For best flavor, harvest when fruit is 2-3" in diameter. Larger ones can be scooped out to use as bowls for dips, etc! Expect early, good yields on strong, open bush plants. The plants have short spines and yield consistently over the whole season. And it shows intermediate disease resistance. Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com.
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Mexicana 46 days / Gray Green / Harvest at 4" to 6". This Mexican gray zucchini features an open bush-type habit that makes harvest easy. Expect loads of slightly bulbed, gray-green zucchini, 4-6" long. Mexicana's outstanding nutty flavor and tender texture, in addition to its heavy yields and early maturity, are driving its popularity. And its superior disease resistance mean reliable harvests. Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed Company.
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Leafy Greens

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Arugula, Astro 38 days / Green. Astro has strap-shaped leaves, less deeply lobed than many, with a milder flavor. Heat tolerant and slow to bolt, it still prefers the cold soil of early spring and fall. Plant in fertile, moist, well-draining soil in full sun to part shade. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
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Kale—Toscano, Black Magic 65 days / Dark Blue-Green. This is a selection of Toscano kale with long, narrow leaves for attractive and tall, straight bunches. Dark blue-green leaves on this beautiful Lacinato or "dinosaur" type kale. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
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Kale-Toscano, Mamba 65 days / Dark Blue-Green Mamba is a vigorous hybrid Lacinato or "dinosaur" type kale with high yields of upright, exceptionally uniform plants. The attractive, dark green leaves are well textured and have good flavor. Also has good resistance to foliar disease. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
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Lettuce, Bronze Guard Oakleaf 70 days / Green to Bronze. An oakleaf type lettuce with beautiful bronze/green leaves. Great flavor and color adds to any table as a salad or a garnish. This variety does well in most climate areas. *Photo courtesy of trueleafmarket.com
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Lettuce, Red Oakleaf 28-50 days / Green to Red. This lettuce has oak leaf shaped leaves that are medium green with red and green veining. Full sun brings out a deep burgundy as the leaves mature. Some heat resistance with good regrowth for multiple cuttings. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
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Lettuce, Ruby Sky 58 Days / Green to Red This productive all-season red leaf is a reliable standard. The dense heads of ruffled leaves are intense purple-red at the tips, and green at the inner base. Compared to Vulcan, Ruby Sky has similar flavor and good tolerance to bottom rot. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
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Swiss Chard, Bright Lights 52 days / Green leaves, multicolor stems. Leaf stalks up to 20” tall; colored yellow, gold, orange, pink, crimson or purple. Lighter, milder flavor compared to other chards. Somewhat less frost hardy than other chards, but will overwinter in mild climates. As leaves are harvested, plant will continue to produce new leaves. Plant 4” apart. Also good for containers. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
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Purple 70 days / Purple / Golf ball-sized fruit. A tomatillo with beautiful purple color and superb flavor whether eaten fresh from the plant, grilled or in salsa. Harvest should be done when the fruits are golf ball-sized and the papery husk has split. More sunshine will produce a more purple fruit. Tomatillos are not self pollinating so planting 2 or more tomatillo plants in your garden will help ensue the blooms will be pollinated.
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Super Verde 60 days / Green / 3-6 ounce fruit Larger fruit! This tomatillo is a heavy and early producer and a wonderful choice for salsa verde since the larger fruits (3-6 oz.) are easier to prepare. Tomatillos are not self pollinating so planting 2 or more tomatillo plants in your garden will help ensure the blooms will be pollinated.
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Basil, Genovese 68 days / Green / Leaves up to 3" long. Classic Italian variety. Authentic flavor and appearance. Tall and relatively slow to bolt with large, dark green leaves about 3” long. Height 24-30”. This common strain of Genovese basil can present some variability in leaf shape and plant size. Perfect for garden production. Edible flowers: use the flowers in any recipe that calls for basil or to garnish drinks, salads, soups, pasta and desserts. Flavor is of intense basil.
Basil, Large Leaf 'Prospera' 68 days / Green / Leaves up to 3" long. This fast-growing, classic Genovese basil features 3" long glossy, dark green cupped leaves with a delectable basil scent. Proven Fusarium resistance — and the added benefit of strong resistance to downy mildew, make this one a real winner! Uniform plants have long stems. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
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Cilantro, Santo 50-55 days for leaf harvest, 90-105 days for seed harvest / Green. Santo is a slow bolting selection, grown for its leaves but the seeds and flowers are also edible. When eating the flowers, use them raw as the flavor fades quickly if they are cooked. If allowed to flower, the plant attracts beneficial insects. *Photo courtesy of Park Seed
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Parsley, Giant of Italy 75 days / Green / Flat-leaf Type. Great to cook with! Giant of Italy has large, dark green leaves with great flavor. 18-20" stems are strong and upright. Very high yielding. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com
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