Bigger tomato Yields and Even Meatier tomato Flavor! Higher tomato yields over a longer season! 65 days from setting out transplants. Indeterminate. The original Whopper was an American classic, and its successor is simply the home gardener’s dream tomato: greater disease resistance, higher yields, a longer season, and better taste! These big, juicy, crack-resistant tomatoes, 4 inches or more across, ripen uniformly (even when the weather is overcast!) and finish 5 days sooner than the old Whopper. Then they keep right on coming in huge quantities until frost–none of your smaller, greener end-of-season fruits here! And because they’re meatier, you get even more succulent tomato flavor in every slice! Resistant to Verticillium Wilt, Root Knot Nematodes, Tobacco Mosaic Virus, and 2 strains of Fusarium Wilt. Start seeds indoors 5 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. Plant outdoors when danger of frost is past and night temperatures consistently remain above 55 degrees F. If an unexpected late frost is forec
Small Enough for Flowerpots, Sweet Enough for the Whole Family! Big, horn-shaped fruits have wide shoulders, a tapered shape, and green-to-red color. 75 days from transplanting. Here’s a Sweet Italian Pepper you can grow on the porch or balcony as well as in the vegetable patch! Just 28 inches high and about 16 inches wide, these plants are so compact they’ll “fit in” anywhere, yet so heavy-bearing and delicious they won a 2006 All-America Selection!The peppers are horn-shaped, with wide shoulders and a tapering body. They turn from green to deep red, increasing their vitamin content as they redden. And the flavor is remarkable — super-sweet, either raw or cooked!Widely adaptable, Carmen is the Pepper your whole family will love. Stuff them, saute them, or chop and eat them fresh from the plant — this is certain to become your new favorite!Start seeds indoors or, in climate with short growing seasons, outdoors at least one week after last frost. If starting indoors, allow 7 to 10 weeks for the seeds to matu
Tomato Plum Crimson is a very nutritious, dark red paste tomato with heavy yields and early maturity. If you’re looking to can your tomato crop, get an early and very productive start with this exceptional variety.Plum Crimson is determinate, so the vigorous plant sets all its fruit at once, simplifying harvest. These deep red, oblong paste-sized tomatoes are ideal for sauces, salads, and more. They contain more lycopene than most others, for an extra bite of “preventive medicine” in every sweet mouthful.Resistant to all 3 races of Fusarium as well as Race 1 of Verticillium Wilt, Plum Crimson is healthy and eager to grow. Good foliage cover protects the growing fruit. Pkt is 15 seeds.
Redolent of Vanilla, These Deep Purple Blooms are Pure Bliss! Enormous 8- to 12-inch flower clusters! Nothing smells quite as sweet as a mass planting of Heliotrope, and with Mini Marine, you get all that heavenly vanilla fragrance on neat, compact plants just 8 to 10 inches tall! The flowerheads sprawl 8 to 12 inches across, packed with deep purple blooms and framed in strongly-veined, bright green foliage right down to the ground. Perfect for the front of the border, as edging, and in containers of any type, this Heliotrope is a must-have wherever strong color and stronger fragrance are desired!Mini Marine does best in full sun, where it blooms all summer, but can also be grown as a fragrant winter houseplant! Pkt is 100 seeds.
Tops for Coleslaw — and Such Plate Appeal! The bite is peppery and very sweet. 105 days from setting out transplants. Irresistible in the garden or on the plate, this new January King-type cabbage offers medium to fine savoyed leaves of purplish-charcoal toward the exterior, pale green toward the core. The gorgeous color makes it a great choice for ornamental use, while the peppery-sweet bite makes it a favorite for eating.Considered the very best for coleslaw, Deadon Hybrid sets medium to large heads on thoroughly dependable, very heavy-yielding plants. The pinkish-purplish-grayish outermost leaves are good for garnish and for garden appeal, while the innermost green leaves are crisp, strongly sweet with a spicy nip, and very tightly packed.A good choice for ornamental use as well as great eating, Deadon Hybrid may just become your favorite cabbage! Packet is 50 seeds.
The Best Tall Snap for Home Gardens! Long Red Plumes on Heat-Tolerant Plants! 2 1/2- to 3-foot plants are densely packed with thick bloomspikes. The unrivalled king of the Tall Snaps, Rocket boasts big, densely-packed plumes atop vigorous 2 1/2- to 3-foot plants, glowing with dark red flowers in cool, sunny weather! The more you cut, the more you get with this very floriferous performer, and the flowers emit a rich, spicy scent you will love in the garden or the vase!This tall variety is best in the back of the border, the bed, or the cutting garden. It combines well with other spring and fall annuals, adding plenty of vertical color. The blooms open from the bottom up on these long spikes, so the lower blooms are in full flower when the tip of the spike is still tighlty budded. A beloved favorite of gardeners across the country for its spectacular color and robust garden performance, Rocket is the Snap you want for dramatic blooms and plenty of them!If you have never “snapped” a Snapdragon, here is how to do
Lilac Blooms, Red Stems, and Ruby-Purple Beans! 3-inch pods are brilliantly colored. A beautiful twining legume, this entire plant is ornamental–the deep red stems and glossy veiny foliage bear an airy cascade of delicate, inch-long lilac-rose blossoms. Ruby-purple beanpods, 3 inches long, arise beneath the flowers over a long season. For a colorful ornamental display, Hyacinth Bean is unsurpassed!The blooms arise all summer, and the beans mature in 80 days from a spring sowing in full sun. Give this plant something to climb and watch it take off! It reaches 10 feet tall. Pkt is 25 seeds.
Spectacular New Maroon-Throated Foxglove (Digitalis)! A new look for a reliable favorite, Foxglove (digitalis) Pam’s Choice may soon be yours, too, when you grow these stately 3- to 4-foot spikes and watch as the sedate white buds–crowded along the upper 3/4s of the sturdy stalks–open to magnificent, deep maroon throats! The maroon becomes spotted and speckled toward the petal edges, adding even more interest to this very unusually-colored plant. And because the large flowers open from the bottom of the spike up, each plant boasts fresh blooms for weeks! A distinctive choice for city or country gardens, combining elegant colors with the cottage-garden appeal of this garden classic!Foxglove is easy to grow from seed. Situate it in full sun (in Northern climates) or partly-shade (in the South). A biennial, it asks only rich, moist soil to put on a fine show for several seasons. Superb in borders, beds, and open woodland gardens. Space 12 to 15 inches apart. Zones 4-8. Pkt is 50 seeds.
Aromatic Foliage and Lavender-Pink Blooms! An edible ornamental! Pungently aromatic, oregano is one of the most important herbs of Italian, Greek and Mexican cooking. Mainly used dry, the flavor is strong enough to stand up to bold flavors like tomatoes, onion, garlic and beef. Interestingly, the oil is often a little known ingredient in men’s colognes.Oregano is a bushy perennial with pretty deep purple-brown stems and 1 1/2 inch broadly ovate leaves that often have a red flush. Branched clusters of purple-pink flowers appear all summer. Grows to 18 inches tall and wide.Sow seeds in well-drained to dry, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Clip leaves throughout the growing season and use fresh or dried. Zones 5-10. Pkt is 100 seeds.
The Silky-Sweet Gourmet PINK Tomato! Park’s Razzleberry Hybrid tomato is a dark pink variety with a super sweet, mild flavor the whole family will love. This tomato literally seems to melt in your mouth, leaving only juicy-sweet goodness!These 6- to 7-ounce fruits are simply on a different plane from just about every other Tomato I’ve ever grown, and it all has to do with their texture. They hold together beautifully, making such appealing slices and wedges you’ll become a “plate artist” every time you serve them! — but once they reach your mouth, they dissolve into a silky deliciousness you just can’t get enough of! Consistently ranked at the top of our taste tests, Razzleberry in one smooth operator!The other great merit of this Tomato may surprise you. With such a fine, gourmet look and consistency, you might expect the plant to need a little extra coddling or perhaps to be sparing with its bounty. NOT AT ALL. This is one of the most vigorous, strong-stemmed Tomatoes I’ve ever grown (and I think I’ve prob
This mix gives you Butterfly Bushes in many shades of 3 glorious colors: white, lilac, or pink. Each Butterfly Bush is very floriferous and fragrant. From summer to fall, they bear huge foot-long trusses so laden with blooms that they bend outwards from the shrubby 6 to 8-foot plants. Butterflies arrive in droves to sip its nectar, adding their own magnificent color to your garden. The aroma is heavenly — no wonder they are called “Summer Lilac”.A snap to grow from seed, Buddleia’s only problem is knowing when to stop! Left unpruned, they will reach 14-feet tall, but since they flower on new wood, you’ll want to cut them back to about 10 inches each spring before the new growth begins. They will even bloom the first year from seed. What great performers! Pkt. is 100 seeds.
The Best of the Brightest! Huge White Blooms All Summer Long! 4 to 5 inches across and fully double, this is the finest large-flowered Zinnia we know! The brightest and best large-flowered pure white Zinnia we know for the garden, bar none! Polar Bear offers stunning Dahlia-flowered blooms at the end of very long, strong stems. The waxy, tightly-packed petals create a pompon bloom that is almost incredibly full, dotted by a cheerful greenish-yellow central eye. And these tall, bushy plants just keep producing all season long! Plants reach 40 to 50 inches in the garden. Perfect for the vase, these blooms last and last. No wonder they’re a Park’s Pick!Zinnias are one of the easiest annuals to grow, and attract butterflies to the garden. They are outstanding in beds, borders, and containers, are are the perfect cut flower–the more you cut, the more you get! They thrive in the sun and heat of summer, and ask only well-drained soil. Their biggest enemy is mildew, so water them with a soaker hose or other ground-b