Almanac Contributors Share Their Favorite Crop Varieties

MOTHER's almanac contributors share their favorite crop varieties, including regional crop suggestions for New England/Maritime Canada, Mid-Atlantic, Southern Interior, the Gulf Coast, Central/Midwest, North Central and Rockies, Pacific Northwest and the Southwest.


| February/March 2003



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Tromboncino squash.


COURTESY TERRITORIAL SEED CO.

Learn about MOTHER's almanac contributors favorite crop varieties.

Our Almanac contributors name their favorite crop varieties.

ROBERTA BAILEY MARITIME CANADA/ NEW ENGLAND

"Amplissimo Victoria" soup peas — Nutty, delicious flavor; prolific 5- to 6-foot-tall vines. Great cold-climate substitute for garbanzos. Let dry on vine, then shell and dry before storing. 80 days.

"White Russian" kale — Silvery leaf, white ribs, sweet and tasty. The best producer of young shoots and new growth in spring on over-wintered kale.

[Available from FEDCO Seeds: www.fedcoseeds.com]

CRICKET RAKITA, MID-ATLANTIC

"Costata Roenesca" squash — The best-tasting zucchini ever. Heavily ribbed fruits are striped with alternating light- and darkgreen shades. Italian heirloom. Tender up to 18 inches. 62 days.





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