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

  • Tromboncino squash.
    Tromboncino squash.
    COURTESY TERRITORIAL SEED CO.
  • Speckled Roman tomato.
    Speckled Roman tomato.
    COURTESY SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE
  • Fish hot pepper.
    Fish hot pepper.
    COURTESY SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE
  • Papaya Pear summer squash.
    Papaya Pear summer squash.
    COURTESY TERRITORIAL SEED CO.
  • Mayan Cobanero love-pepper — Bright red, heart-shaped fruit about 1/2 inch long. One of the world's hottest peppers. Originally grown by the Mayans.
    Mayan Cobanero love-pepper — Bright red, heart-shaped fruit about 1/2 inch long. One of the world's hottest peppers. Originally grown by the Mayans.
    COURTESY REDWOOD CITY SEED CO.

  • Tromboncino squash.
  • Speckled Roman tomato.
  • Fish hot pepper.
  • Papaya Pear summer squash.
  • Mayan Cobanero love-pepper — Bright red, heart-shaped fruit about 1/2 inch long. One of the world's hottest peppers. Originally grown by the Mayans.

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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