The Orient Wonder bean is a white seeded yard-long bean with tender pods. This type of pole bean is sometimes called asparagus or yard-long bean. Popular in warm and humid areas, where plants are vigorously vining. Extra-long, slender pods are slow to form seeds, resulting in more tender beans that can be harvested over an extended period. Orient Wonder is popular for specialty and ethnic markets and superior to standard strains due to its ability to set in cooler climates.
The Muncher cucumber is a favorite low acid slicer that is very prolific and tender. This cucumber plant variety produces a smooth nearly spineless, medium green cucumber that is crisp and delicious. Muncher can be pickled when young or eaten fresh when it reach 8-10" long and 2-3" wide. This cucumber's skin is thin and tasty, as it is easily eaten. The Muncher is non-bitter burpless cucumber that produces heavy yields and definitely a favorite!
The Sugar Magnolia Pea is a beautiful deep purple colored sugar snap pea that is the result of over 15 years of development! This spectacular beauty has a very sweet flavor and is best before the pods get too fat. Make sure that this climbing variety has a trellis, as its sturdy vines reach to be 6-7 feet tall. Add the Sugar Magnolia to fresh salads or as a steamed side dish for a pop of color!
Sugar Ann is a 1984 All America Selections winner! This snap pea variety has an edible pod that offers earliness, productivity, and a compact growth habit. The crisp, sweet succulent 3 inch pods are ready to eat in just 10 to 14 days ahead of the original Sugar Snap, and remain in prime eating condition for days.
Grow little gherkins in patio pots with this award-winning beauty. A compact cucumber with semi-vining growth habit that produces high yields of delicious little black-spined cukes. Best picked at just 2 to 4 inches long with crisp and crunchy texture. This variety of gherkins holds up well to pickling, and make the perfect little pickles for gourmet occasions. An All-America Selections Winner.
Thomas Laxton is an heirloom pea plant that is big and productive. At Urban Farmer we have trialed these a few times and they are always are favorite shelling pea. The peas are always sugary and delicious. This pea variety is named after the famous pea breeder, Thomas Laxton. This old heirloom pea is over a century old and has withstood the test of time. Each pod contains at least 8 peas and often up to 10! Make sure to support the Thomas Laxton's 3' vines with a trellis.
Scarlet Runner Bean, scientifically known as Phaseolus coccineus, is a remarkable and versatile legume that has gained popularity for its ornamental and culinary attributes. Native to Central America, this bean has a rich history dating back to the Aztec civilization. The scarlet runner bean is a twining vine that can reach impressive heights, often exceeding 10 feet. Its vibrant, scarlet-red flowers add a stunning ornamental touch to gardens, making it a sought-after plant for both decorative and edible landscaping. In terms of taste, scarlet runner beans are known for their mild, nutty flavor and tender texture. They are commonly harvested when the pods are young and slender, as they tend to become stringy when mature. The pods of the scarlet runner bean are typically large, reaching lengths of 6 to 10 inches or more. The plant itself can be quite robust, with its lush foliage and attractive red blossoms. It usually takes around 60 to 90 days for scarlet runner beans to reach maturity from the time of planting, depending on growing conditions and climate. Scarlet runner beans come in various colors, with the most common being the striking scarlet-red variety. They are known for their resistance to certain diseases, including aphids and whiteflies, making them a relatively low-maintenance crop. In terms of yield, a well-cared-for scarlet runner bean plant can produce a bountiful harvest. On average, you can expect a yield of 10-15 pounds of beans per 100-foot row, making them a productive addition to your garden. Proper spacing is crucial for healthy growth, with a recommended spacing of 6 to 8 inches between plants and 24 to 36 inches between rows. Scarlet runner beans thrive in well-drained soil with full sun exposure and regular watering, making them an excellent choice for gardeners looking to add both beauty and nutrition to their landscape.
The Tasty Green cucumber is a burpless cucumber that is crisp and juicy. This hybrid is a deep green cucumber with long white spines. The Tasty Green is a great cucumber for hot and humid climates. The long 12" inch burpless cucumbers have an excellent, bitter free flavor. This variety is an excellent cucumber for greenhouse growing as it produces high yields.
The Green Finger cucumber has nice green thin skin and an exceptional taste! This variety is a Beit Alpha type cucumber that has a small seed cavity. The Green Finger is best picked when it gets to be 4-6 inches in size. It also stores well. The Green Finger plant has very high yields as well with excellent disease resistance. It is a favorite for having few seeds and being a great slicer!
Marketmore 76 is an excellent open-pollinated slicer cucumber for its quality and yield potential. This plant produces an abundance of medium length 8-10 inches long cucumbers with dark green skin weighing 8-12 ounces. Its skin is slightly bumpy and can be left on or taken off for slicing and fresh eating. The Marketmore 76 is late maturing, but comes on strong in the middle of summer. This variety is a standard cucumber in home gardens and fresh markets! Organic seed available.
The Mexican Sour Gherkins cucumbers have been around since pre-Columbian times, but were not brought into botanical classification until the mid-1800s. Despite being a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, they're only distantly related to the cucumber and will not cross with other cucumber varieties. This variety is also said to be the most cold-tolerant of all cucumbers, and will continue to fruit until the first frost.