Freezer Friendly Vegetables

Freezer Friendly Vegetables

Everybody wants to keep their home grown vegetables as long as possible! We have selected the best freezer-friendly vegetables we have available. Harvest, prepare and freeze! These vegetables come out of the freezer just as good as they went in.

The small Woods Prolific Lima Bean is perfect for canning, freezing and as a dry bean! The bean plant produces thick green pods with small creamy white seeds. Each pod contains about 3 to 4 seeds. The Woods Prolific Lima Bean prefers full sun and has early to mid maturity and produces continuously until frost.

Delectable RM has large well-filled ears and dark green husk. It has a wide range of adaptability and versatility in several markets. It is pleasing to the consumer for it's good texture and taste. Delectable RM has also been given an added boost with a stronger disease package, making a favorite more favorable. Intermediate Resistance: Stewart’s Wilt, NCLB

Argent is a heterozygous sugary enhancer with excellent eating quality. It is noted for its wide adaptability and disease tolerance. High Resistance: Stewart’s Wilt. Intermediate Resistance: Northern Corn Leaf Blight.

The White Albino beet plants produce good yields of very sweet white beets. The beets are white and will never stain again! This gourmet beet is ideal for boiling, pickling, baking, and freezing.

The Country Gentleman corn is one of the best tasting open-pollinated corns available! This heirloom variety is a sweet, delicious corn with milky kernels that was first introduced over 100 years ago. Country Gentleman is a white variety with 8” ears. Its ears have no rows, as this is a shoepeg type, and its kernels are packed in a zigzag pattern. Country Gentleman is one of the best heirloom sweet corns in our opinion!

The Buttergold corn has a sweet, tender and delicious flavor that is one you can't beat! This large sugary corn has a great keeping quality, making them excellent for freezing. With good cold soil emergence, the Buttergold is perfect for growing in northern climates, but it can perform well anywhere. Enjoy the mouth-watering sweet flavor of this corn in just 63 days!

Fordhook 242 is a popular variety of bush bean known for its exceptional flavor and versatility in the garden. These beans have a rich history, dating back to the early 20th century when they were first introduced by the W. Atlee Burpee Seed Company. Fordhook 242 beans belong to the Phaseolus vulgaris species and are a type of snap or green bean, which means they are typically eaten in their immature, tender pod stage. In terms of taste, Fordhook 242 beans are celebrated for their crisp and tender texture, as well as their mild, sweet, and slightly nutty flavor. They are a favorite among gardeners and cooks alike, making them a versatile choice for various culinary applications. The plants of Fordhook 242 are compact and bushy, reaching a height of about 18 to 24 inches. They are known for their quick maturity, typically taking around 50 to 55 days from planting to harvest. The pods are a vibrant green color, elongated, and measure about 6 to 7 inches in length. This variety is prized for its disease resistance, particularly against common bean diseases like mosaic virus and bacterial brown spot. Fordhook 242 beans are known to yield approximately 5-8 pounds of beans per 10-foot row, making them a productive choice for home gardeners. Proper spacing is crucial for healthy growth, with plants typically spaced about 3-4 inches apart in rows that are 18-24 inches apart. These beans thrive in well-drained, fertile soil and require full sun exposure for optimal growth. With their excellent taste, disease resistance, and reliable yield, Fordhook 242 beans are a fantastic addition to any vegetable garden.

The Eastland bean, scientifically known as Phaseolus vulgaris 'Eastland,' is a popular variety of bush bean that hails from the United States. It is highly esteemed for its exceptional taste and ease of cultivation. Eastland beans belong to the family Fabaceae and are a warm-season crop commonly grown in gardens and small-scale farms. In terms of taste, Eastland beans are celebrated for their tender, crisp texture and rich, earthy flavor. They are a delight to eat both raw and cooked. The pods of Eastland beans are of medium size, typically measuring around 4-5 inches in length. The plants themselves are compact and bushy, making them suitable for smaller gardens and spaces. These beans have a relatively short maturity period, typically taking around 70-75 days from planting to harvest. The beans are known for their vibrant green color, making them visually appealing as well. Eastland beans are generally resistant to common bean diseases such as bean mosaic virus and rust. They are known to provide a good yield per acre, often ranging from 800 to 1,200 pounds of beans per acre, depending on growing conditions and care. Proper spacing is crucial for their growth, with plants typically spaced 3-4 inches apart in rows that are about 18-24 inches apart. These beans thrive in well-drained soil with full sun exposure and require regular watering to maintain consistent moisture levels in the soil. Overall, Eastland beans are a favorite among gardeners and farmers for their taste, disease resistance, and relatively quick harvest time.

The Italian Cocozelle is a bush type of squash plant that produces high yields of the long, tender, dark green fruits. This Italian zucchini is very flavorful and tender. This variety is best when harvested at 12" long or smaller. The Cocozelle is excellent for slicing, frying, and steaming and is also a good freezing and canning variety. Pick often when the squash is young to prolong harvest. Harvesting zucchini when it is young and tender offers the best flavor and eating quality. See the second picture for what the inside should look like when harvested.

Roma II beans, also known as Romano beans or Italian flat beans, are a popular variety of green beans known for their exceptional flavor and unique appearance. These beans have a rich history dating back to ancient Rome, where they were cultivated and enjoyed for their culinary versatility. Roma II beans are distinct from traditional green beans due to their flat, wide pods and are favored by many for their tender, meaty texture and delicious taste. The taste of Roma II beans is often described as nutty and slightly sweeter than regular green beans, making them a sought-after choice in various culinary dishes. These beans are typically harvested when they are about 4-6 inches long, ensuring optimal tenderness and flavor. The plants of Roma II beans are known to be vigorous and can reach a height of about 18-24 inches. They have a relatively short maturity period, usually taking around 60 days to reach harvest readiness from the time of planting. The pods of Roma II beans are typically a vibrant green color and can grow to be 5-6 inches long. Roma II beans are prized for their resistance to common bean diseases, including common mosaic virus, rust, and bacterial brown spot, which can help ensure a healthy harvest. When properly cared for, these plants can yield a bountiful crop. For optimal growth, Roma II beans should be spaced about 3-4 inches apart in rows that are 18-24 inches apart. They thrive in well-drained soil and require full sun exposure, making them a great addition to any home garden or farm. Overall, Roma II beans are a delightful and versatile choice for those looking to grow and enjoy fresh, flavorful beans.

The red veined Red Tabby Spinach has beautiful tender smooth leaves. This variety is an excellent baby leaf spinach that does well in spring, fall and winter. Its uniform, smooth leaves grow straight and upright. Red Tabby is also resistant to downy mildew races 1-13.

The Catskill Brussels sprout produces numerous heads with strong stalks! Delicious flavor, extra large sprouts that grow up to 2" round with medium green color.  Catskill has large yields on strong stalks (24" tall) that make it easy to pick. First introduced in 1941 by Arthur White, this heirloom is great fresh eating or freezing. Brussels sprouts are best grown for fall harvest due to cold weather giving sprouts more flavor.

The Ambrosia Corn is a sugar enhanced (SE) bi-color sweet corn with an excellent flavor. This F1 hybrid is a favored plump and juicy corn variety! Named for its delectable taste, Ambrosia has a mix of tasty white and yellow kernels! Ambrosia's 8" long ears are bursting with about 16 rows of jam-packed kernels. This corn will retain its flavor for up to 10 days.

The Broad Windsor fava bean, scientifically known as Vicia faba, is a prominent member of the legume family and has a rich history dating back thousands of years. Originating in the Mediterranean region and known for its versatility and unique taste, it has gained popularity worldwide. These beans are a type of broad bean, characterized by their large, flat, and slightly curved pods. The plant itself can reach a height of 3 to 4 feet and typically takes around 80 to 90 days to mature. In terms of appearance, Broad Windsor fava beans have large, broad pods that encase the beans. The pods are typically 6 to 8 inches long and are a vibrant green color. The beans themselves are quite large and have a distinctive earthy and nutty flavor, making them a favorite in various culinary dishes. When it comes to growing conditions, these beans thrive in cool weather and are often planted in early spring or late summer. They require well-drained soil and benefit from full sun exposure. Broad Windsor fava beans are known for their disease resistance, particularly against common bean diseases such as rust and aphids. On average, they can yield approximately 1,000 to 1,200 pounds per acre when properly cultivated with adequate spacing between plants, typically about 6 to 8 inches apart. Their versatility in both taste and growth conditions makes them a valuable addition to any garden or farm.

The Red Russian Kale is a very tender, colorful specialty kale for salad mix and bunching. This variety is a special, refined strain. Its stems are purple and leaves are deep gray-green with purple veins. This flat, noncurled, and tooth-edged kale has a wonderful taste. Red Russian matures medium-tall and leaves are tender compared to other kales.

The Viroflay Spinach is a gourmet French heirloom that was developed prior to 1866. The big, smooth leaves of this Spinach variety is a deep green color and grows up to 10 inches long. This very fast growing plant is popular for fall planting.

The Early Wonder beet is a popular heirloom beet plant that produces high yields of deep red roots! A popular beet that is tasty, early maturing and produces abundant greens. The beets are great for boiling, pickling, baking, and freezing. Forms 3-4" deep red globes that are sweet and tender. Also known as "Tall Top" for its tall, glossy leaves that make great greens with salads. Greens are also a great substitute for chard or spinach and have high vitamin A and C.

The Spineless Beauty means no more spiky hairs on your zucchinis! This zucchini variety is spineless so no more watering eyes when harvesting your zucchinis. This very flavorful and tender zucchini stores well and has juicy flesh that is great for cooking.