Cool Season Vegetables

Cool Season Vegetables

Cool-season veggies grow best at temperatures averaging lower than those needed by warm season types. Many have edible leaves or roots like lettuce, spinach, carrots, and radishes. Other cool season vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower and peas.

Countryside is a beautiful dark green very uniform baby leaf spinach variety. It has thick smooth round oval leaves. Countryside has good holding ability for baby leaf and it has acceptable bolt tolerance for fresh market growers. Due to its moderate growth habit, it has performed well in many West Coast baby leaf growing slots.

The Detroit Dark Red is the standard all-purpose heirloom beet! This is by far the most popular beet for home gardens. Detroit Dark Red has blood red flesh that is very sweet and tasty. Beets are perfectly round with no rings or streaks. Has 13-16" greens that are wonderful mixed into salads. Very prolific and good keeper. This heirloom was first introduced in 1892 by Mr. Reeves of Ontario, Canada.

The Chieftain PMT F1 Squash is a small early butternut hybrid that has an amazing storage and shipping potential for market production. This compact two pound squash has fine-grained flesh that is perfect for roasting or stuffing. The Chieftain PMT F1 is improved to be powdery mildew tolerant.

The Cherry Belle Radish is the earliest maturing, garden standard radish. This variety is a 1949 All-American Winner and there is no wonder why. This radish retains its fine eating quality all season. The Cherry Belle is a round, smooth, scarlet beauty. This radish is 3/4" inches across with a crisp, white flesh that is ideal for garnishes or use in salads.

Little Finger carrot is a baby gourmet Nantes type that develops color quickly for early pulling. The most popular variety of baby carrots. Tender, sweet miniature carrots are ideal for eating fresh, canning or pickling. Organic seed available.

The Goldetti F1 Squash is a cylindrical golden orange winter squash variety with a dry stringy flesh resembling long, thin pasta. These 11 inch long squashes are ready to harvest when the skin becomes hardened and will keep for up to six months. The Goldetti is a wonderful pasta substitute and is best prepared whole in the microwave or baked.

The White Vienna Kohlrabi is an early variety that grows to 12" inches high. The pale green, flattened, globe shaped bulbs are smooth and tender and form above the ground. The uniquely flavored white flesh of this Kohlrabi is tastes the best when bulbs are 3" in diameter. Sow in the spring to enjoy a successful harvest over a longer period of time.

Green Ice is a crispy loose-leaf lettuce that does well in hot weather! This variety produces an abundance of crunchy loose leaves. Green Ice's leaves are curled with deep green color. This lettuce is ready in just 45 days, it is among the earliest, yet will last well into summer thanks to its superior heat tolerance. Green Ice is one loose-leaf that just won't bolt!

The French Breakfast Radish has a delicate flavor and is an excellent variety for home gardens. This radish variety is an attractive uniquely shaped radish with elongated roots and red tops with white tips. The French Breakfast has an excellent flavor and texture, that is perfect for dips or as a garnish.

The Winter Density Lettuce is a favorite cold weather Romaine! This variety produces compact, extra-dark green heads that are 8" tall and very tightly folded. The Winter Density gets its name for doing well in the cold weather!

The Chantenay Red Core is a shorter, stump-shaped carrot that is broad at the top, but tapers into a stump root. It is a great choice to grow in average garden soil. This carrot variety stores well and can be used in all stages. Heavy yielding. Selected for its bright orange color and fine flavor.

The Ruby Queen is an excellent canning and fresh eating beet! A perfectly round beet that has a smooth buttery texture that is more tender than any other beet. An early maturing beet, 52 days, that grows well in any soil type throughout the country. Ruby Queen can be grown close because they hold their shape well. They can also be grown larger than most beets and still hold good flavor making it a great market beet. An All American Selection winner!

The Green Sprouting Calabrese produces very large dark green heads bursting with flavor. Produces compact dark green central head, with many lateral or side shoots over a long season. Good in short season areas with cool nights. Slow bolting with great flavor and popular among gardeners.

Tall Utah is very dependable celery variety for home gardeners and market growers alike! This celery is a favorite that now comes in organic seeds. Tall Utah has dark green stalks that pacts in a crisp delicious flavor. Start seeds when weather has warmed up so that the crop matures in fall. Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

De Cicco broccoli is an old reliable European variety. This variety grows 2-3 feet tall with a 3-4 in. bluish-green central head and lots of medium sized side shoots. De Cicco is non-uniform in maturity and is more variable and more productive than most hybrids. This broccoli is of excellent quality and absolutely delicious! Organic seed available.

The Siberian Tomato is a great variety for colder climates! This tomato variety matures fast and will produce heavy and early where shorter growing seasons prevail, like the norther states and Canada. This red oval, 2-4 ounce tomato grows on a compact plant that is fine for patio or container gardens.

The Bulls Blood beet produces dark red foliage that is great for salads! Bull's Blood is an old favorite that is great cooked and mixed in with salads. Use the leaves and root in salads for excellent contrast. Beet roots reach 2-3" round and are most tender harvested early. Inside flesh is deep red-maroon with pink rings inside. Very tolerant to heat and cold. Color intensifies as plants reach maturity.

Fordhook Giant is a popular standard for many home gardens. This variety is one of best tasting Swiss Chards! The Fordhook Giant grows to be a dark glossy green color with a deeply savory leaf.