We also currently have fruits such as strawberry plants as well as berry bushes.
It is a joy to share with you guys & gals the list of veggies & herbs we currently have available at the Garden Center. I am so excited as I type this- gardening is so much fun & is so rewarding, &, well, it is just exciting that planting time is here!
If you've never planted vegetables & herbs before but you'd like to, we would love to help answer questions & give suggestions to help you along. Growing your own food takes some time & energy but is a wonderful hobby to get into, not to mention food just tastes so much better straight from your garden & is healthier of course too. My husband & I began vegetable gardening about 5 years ago as complete newbies, & I truly think we will never go back to not having a garden. Now it is a fun process that our three children are involved in too, which we (& they) love.
So, on to our list! I have explained each variety so you can know the difference between some of them- it can be hard to tell a lot about one by just looking at a name!
Vegetables Currently Available:
'Cherokee Purple': Heirloom (& this variety is one of my absolute favorites). Tangy & juicy mid-season beefsteak. Purple-green 16 oz. fruit. Good yield. Days to maturity: 80 days. Indeterminate.
'Cherokee Green': Heirloom. Slightly sweet, juicy & meaty mid-season ripener. Amber green to yellow 2-16 oz. fruit. Very flavorful for slicing & sauces! Good yield. Days to maturity: 69-80 days. Indeterminate.
'Celebrity': Medium, 7-8 oz. globe-shaped. Flavorful & firm. Great slicer- also great for canning & sauces. Disease & insect resistant. Days to maturity: 90-100. Determinate.
'Mountain Fresh': 12 oz. firm & smooth. Sweet, mild flavor. A favorite for slicing! Tolerates cool & moist conditions. Days to maturity: 69-80. Determinate.
'New Girl': Early- ripening & full flavored. 6 oz. globe shaped. Delicious on sandwiches or salads. Good yield. Days to maturity: 69-80 days. Indeterminate.
'Prudens Purple': Heirloom. Smoky-sweet mid-season ripener. Low-acid purplish pink 16 oz. fruit. Excellent for cooking & slicing. Days to maturity:69-80 days. Indeterminate.
'Striped German': Heirloom. Complex & slightly fruity mid-season ripener. Yellow-red striped 1-2 lb. fruit. Excellent for sauces & salsas. Good yield. Days to maturity: 80 days. Indetermina
'Valencia': Heriloom. Sweet, pineapple-like flavor. Mid-season ripener. Rounded 8-10 oz. fruit. Excellent for cooking, salsas & slicing. Good yield. Days to maturity: 76 days. Indeterminate.
'Valley Girl': Robust, sweet & flavorful. Early season ripener, yet produces longer than many other early season varieties. Medium-sized, 6-7 oz. globe-shaped red fruit. High yield. Determinate
'BHN 871': Firm, meaty & mild mid-season ripener. Golden-orange 10-12 oz. fruit. Excellent for snacking & salads. High yield. Days to maturity: 69-80 days. Excellent container choice.
'Big Beef': The perfect hamburger slicer. Large, beefsteak variety that is an early producer & highly disease resistant. 12-16 oz. fruit. Days to maturity: 68-75 days. Indeterminate.
'Bradley': Heirloom. An old variety that is tried & true- produces 6 oz. mild fruit until Fall's frost. Popular for canning & freezing. Benefits from strong staking when it becomes larger. Days to maturity: 75-85 days. Indeterminate.
'Brandywine': Heirloom. This variety dates back to 1885 & is said to have won the most flavor tests. Large, beefsteak fruit provides excellent sweet taste. Days to maturity: 85 days. Indeterminate.
'Tiren' Roma Tomato: Meaty, sweet-tart early season ripener. 5-6 oz. fruits with classic San Marzano shape. Excellent for pastes, sauces, & snacking. High yield. Days to maturity: 70-75 days. Indeterminate.
'Yellow Pear': Heirloom. Very large quantities of small pear-shaped fruit. Slightly larger than cherry tomatoes, but smaller than average tomato. Makes a great snack or perfect treat as hors d'oeuvres. Deliciously tangy.
'Supersweet 100' Cherry Tomato: Early-ripening & very flavorful (my kids just pick these off the vine & snack away!). Cherry-sized grape-like clusters. Delicious for snacking & salads. Very high yield. Days to maturity: 55-68 days. Indeterminate.
'El Jefe': Jalapeno
'Red Knight': red bell pepper
'Hellos': hot pepper
'Red Rocket': cayenne
'Ace': green to red bell pepper
'Flavorburst': yellow/orange bell pepper
'Tiburon': Poblano pepper (delicious!)
Squash 'Slick Pik'
Cantalope 'Sarah's Choice'
Watermelon 'Crimson Sweet'
Herbs Currently Available:
Basil 'Pesto Perpetuo'
Rosemary 'Tuscan Blue'
Rosemary 'Barbeque': this is a small tree-form Rosemary! Perfect for in a sunny location in your kitchen! $25 each & there are just a few available.
Parsley 'Giant of Italy'
Mint 'Peppermint Chocolate'
Mint 'Peppermint' (excellent in tea!)
Mint 'Variegated Peppermint'
Our 4" vegetable & herb pots are $2 each with no tax. These (for the most part) are not small plants- I was excited to see how many are so large already! All of our veggies, herbs, & berry plants are grown right here, are non-GMO, & are as organically grown as possible.
Planting season is upon us! Come on over & have fun shopping soon at your locally owned, locally grown Riverbend Nurseries before your favorite varieties are sold out! We look forward to seeing you; please feel free to ask us any questions below.