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Amadeo 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. Available in Walnut Creek and Richmond only. 


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


Diamond 80 Days / Dark Purple / Fruit to 3" diameter and 9" long

Originally from the Ukraine, this variety has many outstanding qualities. Disease-resistant? Rarely bitter? Great texture and flavor? YES to all! This variety bears dark-purple eggplants with green-tinted flesh that are 9" long and 3" in diameter.
Available in Walnut Creek only. *Photo courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange

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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. Available in Walnut Creek and Richmond only. *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. Available in Walnut Creek and Richmond only. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com


Nigral 65 days / Dark Purple / Fruit 3" wide and 8" long

This "improved" Black Italian type is known to reliably set fruit under both cool and hot conditions. Expect Heavy yields from this spineless plant with good foliage cover. Available in Walnut Creek and Antioch only. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com

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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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Patio Baby 50 days / Dark Purple / Fruit 2" to 3" long

An AAS Regional Winner and the best container variety of eggplant. Bright purple flowers add beauty to this compact, edible ornamental. It's well-suited for balconies, patios, and gardens, as Patio Baby is a true mini. Produces mild flavored, thin-skinned 2–3" long fruit, perfect for grilling or roasting. The continuous set of spineless fruits make harvest easy and child-friendly. Available in Antioch only. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com

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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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Bush, Celine 55 days / Lilac-Purple / Bush Type

These lovely lilac wax beans are known to be tasty and tender, even when served raw. Expect loads of 5" uniform beans on robust, bush habit plants. Great as a stand-alone variety, or create a gorgeous salad by using them raw with tender green beans! (Note that when cooked, purple beans turn green.)

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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, Blauhilde 55 days / Purple / Pole Type

Blauehilde can only be described as SPECTACULAR! Why? Because both this climber and its beans are HUGE, because the plant, its rose-purple flowers and the deep purple pods are BEAUTIFUL, and because it's TASTY! The vine can reach 9 feet tall, and the pods stay tender and stringless, even grown to 10 inches long. With good resistance to mosaic virus, what's not to like about this German heirloom? Best eaten fresh, not dried. *Photo courtesy of vermontbean.com


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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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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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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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. Available in Walnut Creek and Richmond only. *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. Available in Walnut Creek and Richmond only. 

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Cue Ball 48 days / Pale Green / Fruit 2" to 3" diameter

Cue Ball's very productive plants produce attractive light-green, round fruits with subtle flecking. Its long stems and open habit make for easy harvesting. Pick at 2" to 3" diameter for best flavor. Good disease resistance. Available in Walnut Creek and Richmond only. *Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com

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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. Available in Walnut Creek and Richmond only.

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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 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" wide and about 6" long. Train to climb a vertical support for best air circulation and ease of harvest, or leave to sprawl on the ground. "I grew this last season and it was by far the most prolific summer squash in my garden. And it produced from June to October! I used it exactly as I use zucchini (including zucchini bread!), with excellent results. That's high praise from a true zucchini lover. " Available in Walnut Creek and Richmond only.

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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. Available in Walnut Creek and Richmond only. *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. Available in Antioch only. Photo courtesy of Johnny's Selected Seeds johnnyseeds.com.
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Golden Star 55 days / Deep Yellow

With a truly compact growth habit, this zucchini will be at home in a container or very tight planting. The deep yellow squash will be ready for picking when 6 to 10 inches long. Expect them to be productive over a long period, and disease resistant to boot! Available in Antioch only. *Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed Company.

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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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