Saturday, July 10, 2010

Fruit and Vegetable Varieties

I received this list from a gardening class.
It is a list of varieties, as well as how long they take to mature (some of them, anyway).

It also includes which varieties the instructor recommended for UT, and those that he suggested not to use.
As I continue to garden, I am going to fill in my personal notes (likes and dislikes).

Varieties of Fruits and Vegetables
List Compiled (2/1/09)



Asparagus

  • 'Jersey Knight'

  • 'Jersey Giant'

  • 'U C 157'

  • 'Purple Passion'

    • Purple, sweeter, not as big a yield
Apple
(In order of ripening)
  • 'Gravenstein'
  • 'Ginger Gold'
  • 'Gala'
  • 'Jonamac'
  • 'McIntosh'
  • 'Empire'
  • 'Early Auvil Fuji'
  • 'Golden Delicious'
  • 'Red Delicious'
  • 'Johnagold'
  • 'Law Red Rome'
  • 'Braeburn'
  • 'Fuji'
Apricot
  • 'Perfection'
  • 'Chinese'
  • 'Moorpark'
  • 'Harcot'
Beans

  • 'Kentucky Wonder' (pole)

  • 'Kentucky Blue' (pole)

  • 'Blue Lake' (pole)

  • 'Bush Blue Lake 274'

  • 'Bush Kentucky Wonder 125'
Beet
  • 'Perfected Detroit'
  • 'Detroit Supreme'
Blackberry
  • 'Siskiyou'
    • western trailing
  • 'Boysenberry'
    • western trailing
  • 'Marion'
    • western trailing
    • Avoid in Utah
  • 'Apache'
    • eastern erect
  • 'Arapaho'
    • eastern erect
  • 'Navaho'
    • eastern erect
  • 'Triple Crown'
    • eastern semi-erect
  • 'Chester'
    • eastern semi-erect
  • 'Prime Jan'
    • eastern semi-erect
Blueberry
  • 'Bluecrop'
  • 'Blueray'
  • 'Ozark Blue'
Broccoli

  • 'Early Divided'

    • 45 day maturity

  • 'Packman'

    • 55 days

  • 'Coronado Crown'

    • 60 days

  • 'Marathon'

    • 68 days

  • 'Goliath'

    • 76 days

  • 'Arcadia'

    • 86 days
Cantaloupes

  • 'Whopper'

    • 77 day maturity

  • 'Primo'

    • 79 days

  • 'Sugar Queen'

    • 85 days

  • 'Ambrosia'

    • 88 days

  • 'Crenshaw'

    • 100 days
Cauliflower

  • 'Farmer's Extra Early'

    • 40 day maturity

  • 'Snow Crown'

    • 48 days

  • 'Cassius'

    • 65 days

  • 'Cheddar'

    • 68 days

  • 'Artica'

    • 80 days
Carrot

  • 'Sweet Bay Jane'

    • 57 day maturity

  • 'Magnum'

    • 58 days

    • (Nantes)

  • 'Sugar Snax'

    • 63 days

    • Highest Recommendation for Utah

    • Long and Slender carrots

  • 'Envy'

    • 66 days

    • Large carrrots

  • 'Scarlet Nantes'

    • 68 days

    • Short and Fat carrots

    • Will crack and break when digging out if not careful

  • 'Tender Sweet'

    • 75 days

    • Short and Fat carrots

    • Will crack and break when digging out if not careful
Cherry

  • 'Bing'

  • 'Rainier'

    • pollinator

  • 'Improved Utah Giant'

  • 'Stella'

    • pollinator-self fertile

  • 'Craigs Crimson'

    • pollinator

  • 'Montmorency'

    • tart
Corn
All of the following varieties are all good, but most must be ordered from seed catalogs.
Use this Corn Seed Label Guide:
- su = old corn types
- sh2 = super sweet
- se = some kernels are sugar enhanced
- SE = all kernels are sugar enhanced
- syn or sys = synergistic: meaning 75% = SE, and 25% = sh2
- bi = bi-colored kernels
- ye = yellow kernels

  • 'Polka'

    • 63 day maturity

    • syn

    • bi

  • 'Precocious'

    • 66 days

    • se

    • ye

  • 'Chippawa'

    • 70 days

    • se

    • bi

  • 'Luscious'

    • 73 days

    • se

    • bi

  • 'Ambrosia'

    • 75 days

    • se

    • bi



      'Honey Select'

    • 79 days

    • syn

    • ye

  • 'Providence'

    • 80 days

    • syn

    • bi

  • 'Sumptuous'

    • 80 days

    • se

    • ye

  • 'Brocade'

    • 81 days

    • se

    • bi

    • Highest recommendation for Utah

  • 'Cameo'

    • 84 days

    • syn

    • bi
Cucumbers (slicing)

  • 'Sweet Slice'

  • 'Sweet Success'

  • 'English Telegraph'

  • 'All-season Burpless Hybrid'

  • 'Lemon'

  • 'Marketmore 76'

  • 'Stonewall'
Cucumbers (pickling)

  • 'Eureka'

  • 'Pioneer'

  • 'Wisconsin'
Grape

  • 'Interlaken'

  • 'Himrod'

  • 'Candice'

  • 'Suffolk'

  • 'Red Flame'

  • 'Lakemont'

  • 'Concord'
Lettuce

  • 'Ithaca'

    • iceberg

  • 'Butter crunch'

    • butterhead

  • 'Red Derby'

    • butterhead

  • 'Oakleaf'

    • looseleaf

  • 'Red Sails'

    • looseleaf

  • 'Red Eye Cos'

    • romaine

  • 'Paris Island Cos'

    • romaine

  • 'Giant Caesar'

    • romaine
Nectarine
(In order of ripening - self fertile)

  • 'Arctic Glo'

    • early August

  • 'Independence'

    • early August

  • 'Sunglo'

    • mid August

  • 'Arctic Rose'

    • late August

  • 'Red Gold'

    • early September

  • 'Flavor Top'

    • early September

  • 'Arctic Jay'

    • early September

  • 'Fantasia'

    • mid September

  • 'Zeeglo'

    • late September
Onions

  • 'Walla Walla'

    • Long day

    • 14-16 hours

  • 'Sweet Spanish'

    • Long day

    • 14-16 hours

  • 'Ailsa Craig Exhibition'

    • Long day

    • 14-16 hours

  • 'Mars Red'

    • Long day

    • 14-16 hours

  • 'Red Stockton'

    • Intermediate

  • 'Texas Grano'

    • Don't plant in Utah

  • 'White Bermuda'

    • Don't plant in Utah

  • 'Superstar'

    • Day neutral
Peach
(In order of ripening - self fertile)

  • 'Rising Star'

    • early August

  • 'Red Haven'

    • early August

  • 'Regina'

    • early August

  • 'White Lady'

    • mid-August

  • 'Suncrest'

    • late August

  • 'Glohaven'

    • late August

  • 'Redglobe'

    • late August

    • Good for eating and Canning

  • 'Loring'

    • late August

  • "Lemon (Gleason) Elberta'

    • early September

    • My favorite for eating and canning

  • 'Angelus'

    • early September

  • 'Redskin'

    • mid-September

  • 'Artic Supreme'

    • mid-September

  • 'O' Henry'

    • late September
Pear (European)

  • 'Bartlett'

  • 'Red Bartlett'

  • 'Flemish Beauty'

  • 'Seckel'

  • 'D'Anjou'
Pear (Asian)

  • 'Hosui'

  • 'Kikusui'

  • '20th Century'
Peas

  • 'Oregon Giant'

    • 60 day maturity

    • Snow Peas

  • 'Sugar Sprint'

    • 62 days

    • Snap Peas

  • 'Super Sugar Snap'

    • 64 days

    • Snap Peas

  • 'Laxton Progress'

    • 55 days

    • Regular Peas

  • 'Mr. Big'

    • 60 days

    • Regular Peas

  • 'Green Arrow'

    • 70 days

    • Regular Peas
Peppers

  • 'King Arthur'

    • Big and Blocky pepper

    • Produces large yields

    • Recommended

  • 'Karma'

    • Big and Blocky pepper

    • Produces large yields

    • Recommended

  • 'Revolution'

    • Big and Blocky pepper

    • Produces large yields

    • Recommended

  • 'Golden Giant'

  • 'Chocolate Bell'

    • Not recommended

  • 'Bell Boy'

    • Not recommended

  • 'California Wonder'

  • 'Anaheim Chilie'

  • 'Holy Mole'

  • 'Mulato Isleno'
Plum (European) "prune"

  • 'French Prune'

  • 'Italian'

  • 'Stanley'
Plum (Japanese)

  • 'Santa Rosa'

  • 'Satsuma'

  • 'Friar'
Pluot and Plumcot

  • 'Flavor Supreme'

  • 'Flavor King'

  • 'Dapple Dandy'

  • 'Plum Parfait'
Potatoes

  • 'Yukon Gold'

  • 'Red Pontiac'

  • 'Yellow FInn'

  • 'Gold Rush Russet'

    • Baking Potato

  • 'Butte'

    • Baking Potato (Russet)

  • 'Ranger Russet'

    • Baking Potato

  • 'Russet Burbank'

    • Baking Potato
Pumpkins

  • 'Small Sugar'

  • 'Howden Biggie'

  • 'Connecticut Field'

  • 'Big Max'

  • 'Prizewinner'

  • 'Dill's Atlantic Giant'
Raspberry

  • 'Autumn Bliss'

    • red ever bearer

  • 'Heritage'

    • red ever bearer

  • 'Dinkum'

    • red ever bearer

  • 'Caroline'

    • red ever bearer

    • Avoid in Utah

  • 'Fall Gold'

    • gold ever bearer

  • 'Prelude'

    • red June bearer

  • 'Canby'

    • red June bearer

  • 'Newburgh'

    • red June bearer

  • 'Encore'

    • reed June bearer
Squash

  • 'Italiano Largo'

    • Zucchini

    • Summer Squash

  • 'Sunshine'

    • Winter Squash

  • 'Butterboy Hybrid'

    • Winter Squash

  • 'Avalon Butternut'

    • Winter Squash

  • 'Waltham Butternut'

    • Winter Squash

  • 'Pink Banana'

    • Winter Squash
Strawberry
(June bearing - short day)
These berries have a bigger yield than ever bearing, but you get berries for a shorter amount of time

  • 'Ventana'

    • recommended

  • 'Sequoia'

    • recommended

    • very sweet berries, but very soft flesh

  • 'Oso Grande'

  • 'Camino Real'

  • 'Camarosa'

  • 'Tioga'
Strawberry
(Ever bearing, day neutral)
These berries come on in June, with anothe harvest in the fall)

  • 'Albion'

    • #1 Recommended

    • Best tasting with the biggest yield

  • 'Diamante'

    • #2 Recommended

    • Good tasting with a big yield

  • 'Aromas'

  • 'Seascape'

  • 'Eversweet'

  • 'Selva'

  • 'Hecker'

    • produce well in the heat of summer better than the others, but not as good quality

  • 'Fern'

    • produce well in the heat of summer better than the others, but not as good quality
Avoid these Strawberries - Fruits are small and shriveled:

  • 'Tribute'

  • 'Tristar'

  • 'Quinault'

  • 'Fort Laremie'

  • 'Ozark Beauty'

  • 'Whoppe'
Sweet Potatoes (Yams)

  • 'Georgia Jets'

    • 85 day maturity

  • 'Centennial'

    • 90 days
Swiss Chard

  • 'Large White Ribbed'

  • 'Rhubarb Chard'

  • 'Bright Lights'

  • 'Discovery'
Tomatoes
(in order of ripening)

  •  'Sugary'

    • 50 day maturity

    • Determinate

    • Grape Tomatoes

    • Stokes, Willhite, Park

  • 'Early Girl'

    • 54 days

    • Not really 'early'

    • Indeterminate

    • everywhere

  • 'Jetsetter'

    • 64 days

    • Indeterminate

    • 8oz. tomatoes

    • Willhite, Twilley, etc.

  • 'Whopper, Parks improved'

    • 65 days

    • Indeterminate

    • Park, nurseries

  • 'Beefy Boy'

    • 70 days

    • Indeterminate

    • Park

  • 'Super Tasty Hybrid'

    • 70 days

    • Burpee

    • Semi

  • 'Celebrity'

    • 70 days

    • everywhyere

    • Semi

  • 'Better Boy'

    • 72 days

    • Indeterminate

    • everywhere

  • 'Big Beef'

    • 73 days

    • Indeterminate

    • everywhere

  • 'Health Kick'

    • 75 days

    • Determinate

    • Good for paste

    • Stokes, Burpee

  • 'Viva Italia'

    • 75 days

    • Determinate

    • Good for paste

    • Park, Burpee

  • 'Brandy Boy'

    • 78 days

    • Indeterminate

    • Burpee

  • Beefmaster'

    • 80 days

    • Indeterminate

    • everywhere

  • 'Porterhouse Beefsteak'

    • 80 days

    • Indeterminate

    • Huge Tomatoes

    • Best Tasting ** Recommended **

    • Burpee

  • 'Brandywine'

    • 85 days

    • Indeterminate

    • everywhere
Watermelon (Seedless)

  • 'Gypsy'

    • 75 day maturity

    • Stokes

  • 'Cut Master'

    • 80 days

    • Willhite
Watermelon (Standard)

  • 'Park's Whopper II'

    • 65 day maturity

    • Park

  • 'Sweet Favortie'

    • 72 days

    • Stokes

  • 'Redlicious'

    • 80 days

    • Willhite

  • 'Sangria'

    • 85 days

    • Twilley, Park

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