(Eggplant, Udumalapet Eggplant)
Sometimes sold by a seemingly easier-to-pronounce name 'Udmalbet', the 'Udumalapet' eggplant produces edible but extremely ornate fruits. This Indian heirloom originated in a Tamil village. The elongated egg-shaped fruits measure 2 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) long, but are best eaten when about 3 inches (8 centimeters). Use them in chutney or Asian curry dishes. At the ideal harvest size, these eggplants are royal purple with random white streaks. As fruits mature further, they become larger...
James H. Schutte
(Eggplant, Vittoria Eggplant)
The glossy, cylindrical fruits of ‘Vittoria’ are evenly shaped, firm and purple-black. This vigorous cultivar is fruitful and resistant to TMV (tobacco mosaic virus). The medium-sized plants are bushy and produce fruits 65 to 75 days after planting seedlings, or 110 to 120 days after sowing seeds.
Eggplant is an easy, warm-season vegetable that’s well worth the effort. Though perennial in its native Africa and Asia, most gardeners grow it as an annual vegetable crop. The felty green leaves...
(Eggplant, Striped Eggplant, Zebra eggplant)
Excellent garden performance, pretty variegated fruits and late-season production should earn ‘Zebra’ a place in any garden. Each upright, bushy plant produces lots of elongated, teardrop-shaped eggplants that are tender and mild. The fruits reach eight to ten inches (20 to 25 cm) long when mature. Their thin skin is purple with white streaks. Fruits are generally ready to harvest in 65 to 70 days after planting seedlings, or 105 to 115 after sowing seeds.
Eggplant is an easy, warm season...
(Adirondack Blue Potato, Blue Potato, Early Potato, Potato)
Don't let the name 'Adirondack Blue' fool you. This flavorful, award-winning potato is purple inside and out. The pleasing color comes from high levels of anthocyanins, which are high in antioxidants, and is maintained even when the potatoes are cooked. This vigorous hybrid potato was bred at Cornell University by Robert Plaisted, Ken Paddock and Walter De Jong and first released in 2003. It is a medium early potato that was developed primarily as a table and French fry potato. The plants of this...
(Adirondack Red Potato, Mid-Season Potato, Potato, Red Potato)
Red inside and out, this pleasing potato is both pretty and delicious. The bright color comes from high levels of anthocyanins, which are high in antioxidants, and is maintained even when the potatoes are cooked. This vigorous hybrid potato was bred at Cornell University by Robert Plaisted, Ken Paddock and Walter De Jong and first released in 2004. It is a medium early potato that was developed primarily as a table potato. The plants of this variety tend to spread and tubers are ready for harvest...
(All Blue Potato, Blue Potato, Early Potato, Potato)
As the name suggests, this heirloom potato is blue (purple) inside and out. 'All Blue' is a flavorful potato that gets its pleasing color from high levels of anthocyanins, which are high in antioxidants. The color is maintained even when the potatoes are cooked. It's a mid-season plant that produces potatoes around 80 days after planting.
Potatoes are tender perennials widely cultivated as seasonal annual crops. They are bushy and have crinkled compound green foliage. Their small, star-shaped...
(Banana Potato, Fingerling Potato, Mid-Season Potato, Russian Banana Potato)
Although the cultivar is called 'Banana', this potato's tubers look like anything between a banana or hot dog bun to a croissant in shape. When boiled or baked, the waxy flesh doesn't crumble apart. It's a hybrid potato that has origins in the Baltic regions of western Russia and surrounds. Narrow 4- to 5-inch-long tubers (10 to 13 cm) are ready for harvest 100 to 125 days after planting.
Potatoes are tender perennials widely cultivated as seasonal annual crops. They are bushy and have crinkled...
James H. Schutte
(Butte Potato, Late Potato, Russet Potato)
Best used for boiling or baking, Butte potatoes are produced in large quantities on plants and easily detach from the underground stolon stems. 'Butte' is a hybrid potato bred in 1963 and jointly released in 1977 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the the Agricultural Experiment Stations of Oregon, Idaho and Washington. The dense tubers are elongated ovals with brownish-tan skin and white flesh. Tubers are ready for harvest 100 to 120 days after planting.
Potatoes are tender perennials...
(Caribe Potato, Early Potato, Potato, Purple Potato)
Although having several problems in diseases, the attractive tubers of the Caribe potato are excellent for chipping and quite good when boiled. 'Caribe' is a hybrid potato bred in 1969 by Agriculture Canada selected at the Fredericton Research Station, New Brunswick. The tubers are stout oblong ovals with either smooth red-violet skin or tan skin littered with purple stippling. The starchy flesh is creamy white. Tubers are ready for harvest 70 to 90 days after planting.
Potatoes are tender...