Saturday, December 6, 2014

Whats Happen at Country Taste Farm

Its time to select Seeds for 2015 we are looking carefully at the disease resistance that each variety has, the reason for this is our work with the UOM Extension last season and some variety's that were poor producers. We will  be planting many of the same variety's so we can compare their performance. I have included Pictures and details from the seed suppliers. I have also found out why my Seedless Watermelons did not produce it turns out one must plant a pollinator male plant,so we will give them another chance. A fewer of you wanted the Hot Ghost pepper, Habanero & Thai Hot Pepper so we will try and purchase a few of them this year but when they are ready i will send out a email and you will need to request some in your weekly box, because they are extremely hot 1,000,000 Scoville units Ghost Pepper, Habanero 300,000SU and Thai Hot 80,000SU.  we will not put them in every box. The seeds are not always available so it is possible the supplier may run out but we will order and see what happens. You will receive Jalapeno, & chille Pepper 1000-6000SU as you did before.
Sakura (F1) (OG)

Sakura (F1) (OG)Early, delicious, attractive cherry tomatoes.Real sweet tomato flavor and firmness without being hard. One of the first varieties to ripen in our greenhouse, Sakura keeps going all season long because of its excellent disease resistance. Prolific yielder of bright red, shiny, medium-sized cherry tomatoes that average 15 grams. Excels in the greenhouse. Indeterminate. Organically grown.

Favorita (F1)

Favorita (F1)Delicious and productive.This multiple-disease-resistant variety produces loads of round, deep red cherries with fantastic taste on nice long trusses. Early, 1 1/4", 0.6 oz. fruit. Grow outdoors or in the greenhouse. Indeterminate

Arbason (F1) (OG)

Arbason (F1) (OG)Reliable producer with very good flavor.Fruits avg. 7-9 oz. on vigorous plants. Excellent performer in our poly-tunnel trials. Highly resistant to tobacco mosaic virus. Compare to Buffalo. Indeterminate. Organically grown.

Geronimo (F1)

Geronimo (F1)Crack resistance with good flavor.Very firm, 8-10 oz. fruit is produced on vigorous plants with good balance. Very high yielding. Perennial yield leader in the Johnny's hoophouse tomato trials. Indeterminate

Clermon (F1)

Clermon (F1)The best truss tomato for fresh market.Vigorous producer of 5 oz., bright red fruits that ripen uniformly. Good flavor and strong attachment of the fruits to the vine make Clermon the best choice for marketing clusters of tomatoes on the vine. If a cluster sets more than 4-5 fruits, it should be pruned back to the desired number. Indeterminate.

Rebelski (F1)

Rebelski (F1)Greenhouse tomato for fresh market.The combination of very good flavor, texture, presentation, and an excellent disease package makes Rebelski a great greenhouse tomato for market growers. Bright red, shiny, ribbed fruits avg. 7-8 oz., and are very crack resistant. Enough firmness to withstand some handling. Developed for the European market that appreciates ribbed tomatoes. An excellent disease package keeps the crop healthy over a long season. Very high yield potential.

Photo of Tomato Big Beef F1, Large Fruited Hybrid Tomato

Tomato Big Beef F173 Days. This All America Selections winner produces large, 10-12 oz. fruit on indeterminate plants. The Big Beef tomato is rated high for quality and flavor, and it does best when staked or caged. Intermediate resistance to V (race 1), F (races 1 & 2), Alternaria stem canker, gray leaf spot, RN, and tomato mosaic virus.



Reliable storage carrot.Medium-long, 7-8", roots are uniform, thick, slightly tapered, and blunt, with a medium core and average internal color. The flavor is good fresh, and tops the charts after long-term storage. A great choice for fall and winter harvest. Heavy, tall tops. Intermediate resistance to cavity spot, bacterial blight, and cercospora blight

Photo of Sugar Cube Melon, Specialty Melons

Melon Sugar Cube F1

Best disease resistance. 81 Days. Sugar Cube is a small, personal-sized 2 lb. melon that offers the best disease package that any melon variety has to offer. Although Sugar Cube is small, it is big on taste with its deep orange flesh that has a superb eating quality. The round fruit have medium netting and no sutures, and they hold up well in cold storage after harvest. Resistant to PM (1,2),FW (0,1,2), ZYMV, PRSV and WMV.

Organic Sivan F1 Melon

Organic Non-GMO PMR Delicious 51 Cantaloupe - Open-Pollinated 
Always our first melon, ripening quickly for heavy yields of aromatic fruit.
 Juicy, wonderfully sweet flesh is dark orange with slight ribbing. Skin is not as thick as hybrids but holds well for the market and in storage. Excellent resistance to Powdery Mildew. Italian cantaloupe • 2-3 lbs.

Organic Sivan F1 Melon

Organic Non-GMO Sivan F1 Charentais Melon - HYBRID 
Reliable small round melons with deep orange flesh and superior sugary flavor.
 A huge hit in our trials every year! Smooth, heavily netted melons with fine-grained flesh. Excellent for market, wholesale or the garden. Harvest at half-slip and ripen for three days at 70°F, then chill. Excellent Powdery Mildew resistance. Charentais-type • 1.5-2 lbs

Sarah's Choice (F1)

Sarah's Choice (F1)

Product ID: 2784
Our most flavorful cantaloupe.
Sarah's Choice's sweet and juicy flesh has consistently been a winner in our trials. Its flavor, combined with its attractive oval fruits and ideal 3-lb. size, make it the best variety for retail sales. Intermediate resistance to fusarium wilt races 0, 1, and 2; and powdery mildew.
Zeppo (F1)
Zeppo (F1)
Good flavor and texture at all marketable sizes.Fast-growing, round red roots. Exterior is smooth and dark red with very few root hairs. Interior is evenly colored with very little zoning. Strong foliage is good for bunching.
Mokum (F1)

Mokum (F1)

Slender "pencil carrots". Along with Nelson, top-rated for flavor among the early varieties. Attractive, slender roots are great for early bunches. A bit earlier than Nelson, more slender, the same length and color, and with similar high sugar and brittle tenderness. Holds sweet taste even in warm weather. Short tops. Widely adapted.


Consistently sweet, early variety. Nelson is reliable and widely adapted. A favorite for early sowing and harvest during warm and hot weather, when growing sweet carrots is most difficult. The 5½-6½", cylindrical, blunt roots are very smooth, brittle, tender, and crisp with deep orange color. High yielding. Medium-short tops

Sugarsnax 54 (F1)
Sugarsnax 54 (F1)
Long, slender roots.Tender and sweet describe the fine eating quality of this deeply colored, Imperator-type carrot. High in beta-carotene, an antioxidant and important source of provitamin A. Smooth, uniform, 9-10" tapered roots have strong, medium-tall tops.



High yielding and flavorful.Carson's fancy, slim, 5 1/2" pods grow on vigorous and productive plants. A great looking yellow bean with good disease resistance. Intermediate resistance to bacterial brown spot.
Photo of Delica Squash, Fall Novelty Squash

Squash Delica F1

90 Days. Delica is a high quality Kabocha type squash that has a dry flesh that gets sweeter in storage. Vigorous, full vine plants produce good yields of blocky-shaped fruit that are dark green in color, with thin light green stripes and flecks. Delica's deep golden flesh has a rich, nutty flavor and is fine grained. The fruit can weigh up to 5 lbs. and store for months in peak condition.

Cucumber SV4719CS F1

56 Days. SV4719CS is the first slicing cucumber variety to offer intermediate resistance to the new strain of Downy Mildew that now plagues cucumber growers. This gynoecious hybrid produces smooth, 8" long, dark green fruit on moderately vigorous vines. SV4719CS also has intermediate resistance to Powdery Mildew and resistance to Angular Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Scab and Zucchini Yellows Mosaic Virus. 

Cucumber Centella F1
55 Days. Centella, with its outstanding disease package and high quality fruit, is the one variety you want to add to your cucumber program for this season. Its gynoecious vine produces good yields of eye-appealing, dark green fruit that have a fresh, field grown look. The fruit average 8-9" in length, are less prone to having yellow bellies, and have a straight and cylindrical shape. Resistant to Scab, CMV, WMV, and intermediate resistance to Powdery Mildew, ZYMV, PRSV and Downy Mildew. 


New! Intermediate resistance to downy mildew.Slightly cupped to flat, 3" leaves with a somewhat spicier flavor than traditional pesto types. The leaf shape and more open habit make this variety less susceptible to basil downy mildew pressure than typical pesto types. Crop environment should still be managed to reduce conditions favorable to this disease.

Goldkrone (OG)
Organic bunching dill.Slower bolting variety with uniform, high yields of foliage. Organically grown. 
Photo of Pepper Thai Hot, Hot Pepper

Pepper Thai HotTiny firecrackers. 

70 Days. These bushy plants produce large numbers of tiny, tapered fruit about 2" long x 1/4" wide. The Thai Hot pepper fruit are borne upright on the plants and ripen from green to red fairly quickly once they reach full size. A popular item for Asian dishes.

Photo of Pepper Habanero, Hot Pepper

Pepper Habanero 90 Days. One of the pungent hot peppers and late maturing. The productive plants support large numbers of thin-fleshed, wrinkled fruit that turn from light green to golden orange at maturity. These peppers are roughly 2"L x 1-1/2"W and are used both fresh or dried. Use care in handling seed and fruit!

Pepper Ghost Pepper

95 Days. Ghost Pepper also known as Bhut Jolokia, is a legendary pepper, known as one of the world's hottest peppers, with readings sometimes in excess of 1,000,000 Scoville units! Ghost Pepper grows slowly at first but eventually makes a vigorous tall plant that can reach 4' in some locations. The thin-walled, wrinkled, pointed fruit are 3 to 3-1/2" in length, ripening to red. Note: This pepper is extremely hot! Handle seed and fruit carefully!

Cargo PMR (F1)

Cargo PMR (F1)

New! A robust hybrid with strong handles and beautiful color.Cargo PMR's rich orange color and large size, 20-25 lb., make it an excellent choice for all pumpkin sales including u-pick operations, farm stands, and large bins. The short vines produce 2-3 fruits/plant at 24-30" spacing. Intermediate resistance to powdery mildew.

 Rival PMR (F1)

Rival PMR (F1)

Big and beautiful with disease resistance.
Rival PMR is a round, medium-sized jack-o'-lantern type with intermediate resistance to powdery mildew (IR-PMR). Medium length vines produce deep orange pumpkins weighing an average 15-20 lb. Early maturity compared with other medium-sized PMR pumpkins. Similar toRacer Plus PMR but somewhat larger. Avg. yield: 2 fruits/plant.

Racer (F1)

Racer Plus PMR (F1)

Resistance (IR) to powdery mildew.Blocky, well ribbed and colored with a long, thick, healthy handle. Vigorous short vines produce approx. 14-18 lb. fruits. Tends to run somewhat larger than Racer.
Photo of Watermelon Millennium Seedless F1, Seedless Watermelon
Watermelon Millennium Seedless F1
A high quality seedless watermelon with a dark rind. 85 Days. Millennium is a high quality, red fleshed seedless watermelon variety that has a dark colored, medium thick rind. The vigorous plants have good canopy cover that protects the oval-shaped fruit from sun burning and fading. The 13-17 lb. fruit have an appetizing red flesh that has a fine texture and sweetness. Millennium has been noted to have high yield potential and a uniform shape and size. Intermediate resistance to Anthracnose.
Photo of Watermelon Solitaire F1, Seedless Watermelon

Watermelon Solitaire F1

Personal-sized beauty. 85 Days. A trend in the fresh produce market is personal-sized fruits, and Solitaire fits the trend perfectly. Medium-sized, spreading vines produce good yields of 3.5-4 lb., round fruit that have a dark green rind with thin light green stripes. When you cut open these little beauties you’ll find a deep red flesh that is crisp, fine grained and sweet. The rind thickness is thin but is hard enough to hold up during harvest. Solitaire is the perfect watermelon variety for individual servings.