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    What's your favorite variety?

    I'm making seed orders today as a hedge against a run on seeds next spring. I have a good supply already, and I can save some, but I have some holes I'm trying to fill.

    So...

    What are your favorite heirloom varieties of? And why?

    Corn?
    Tomatoes?
    Winter squash?
    Pumpkin?
    Slicing cukes?
    Pickling cukes?
    Snap beans, pole?
    Dried beans, pole?
    Peas? (I prefer tall varieties. I'm having trouble finding any)
    Anything else you think is particularly outstanding?

    It would be helpful to know your gardening zone and general growing conditions.
    Last edited by paulag1955; 08-03-2020 at 10:14 AM.
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    Spag squash - add some pesto and Bob Is your uncle
    Zucc- makes awesome bread and Barb is your aunt.
    Green beans- add a little olive oil and chili flakes - divine
    Green tomatillos - who doesn't love a good salsa?
    Romano tomatoes- Mama Mia

    Zone - South West BC

    Godspeed
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    Quote Originally Posted by CapitalKane49p View Post
    Spag squash - add some pesto and Bob Is your uncle
    Zucc- makes awesome bread and Barb is your aunt.
    Green beans- add a little olive oil and chili flakes - divine
    Green tomatillos - who doesn't love a good salsa?
    Romano tomatoes- Mama Mia

    Zone - South West BC

    Godspeed
    I have all those growing and I have seeds for next year. Do you have any favorite varieties?
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    I'm in North Mississippi, zone 7. Hot as hell & very humid. Most varieties are selected due to being able to handle our heat & humidity.

    My sweet corn has been a hybrid the last few years, as has been my tomatoes. My field corn is usually Trucker's Favorite or Tennessee Red Cob.

    My favorite winter squash is Seminole pumpkin. It is well suited for the hot, humid south and is very resistant to insects.

    I grow Rattlesnake pole beans and Slenderette bush beans. They are both great producers for me.

    I use Thomas Layton English peas, Georgia Southern collards & Clemson spineless okra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulag1955 View Post
    I have all those growing and I have seeds for next year. Do you have any favorite varieties?
    Varieties, unfortunately not. Bought an heirloom seed kit a couple years back and found in my BOB when I was reorganizing at the start of Covid. Like everybody else decided to plant a victory garden this year. Not much of an gardener and I figure I got lucky this year. Looking forward to planning a proper garden next year. Trying to figure out what to plant in the fall? I am lucky to live in an area with an extended growing season. Already have kale and beets on list. Any thoughts on what I can add?

    Godspeed

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    Mountains of PA. Zone 6. I love San Marzano tomatoes, Kentucky wonder green beans, and I like Toro red bulls horn sweet peppers and California Wonder peppers. I let the peppers ripen to red so they taste sweeter.
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    Corn? I don't do much corn, critter problems. But late Silver Queen 92d, early Bodacious yellow 76d and early glow 63d
    Tomatoes? All heirloom OP, Roma, amish paste, boxcar willie, abe lincoln, big red, moskvich (sp?), manitoba, large red, rutgers, eva purple ball. brandywine
    Winter squash?Waltham 29 butternut, table queen acorn, blue hubbard
    Pumpkin? Ct field, big max
    Slicing cukes?
    Pickling cukes? Boston pickling
    Snap beans, pole? kentucky wonder, scarlet runner, blue lake bush, blue lake pole
    Dried beans, pole? scarlet runner
    Peas? (I prefer tall varieties. I'm having trouble finding any) telephone peas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck View Post
    I'm in North Mississippi, zone 7. Hot as hell & very humid. Most varieties are selected due to being able to handle our heat & humidity.

    My sweet corn has been a hybrid the last few years, as has been my tomatoes. My field corn is usually Trucker's Favorite or Tennessee Red Cob.

    My favorite winter squash is Seminole pumpkin. It is well suited for the hot, humid south and is very resistant to insects.

    I grow Rattlesnake pole beans and Slenderette bush beans. They are both great producers for me.

    I use Thomas Layton English peas, Georgia Southern collards & Clemson spineless okra.
    I am surprised you are in zone 7. Western Washington is zone 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulag1955 View Post
    I am surprised you are in zone 7. Western Washington is zone 8.
    Here you go:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck View Post
    Here you go:

    Oh, I didn't doubt you. I was just really...really...surprised.

 

 
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