What I'm planting 2018

SPRING GARDEN (from Sunshine Community sale on March 3 unless otherwise noted)

Tomato - Ghost Cherry: Cherry. Produces high yields of 2 to 3 oz ivory-yellow cherry tomatoes. They are sweet and delicious. Perfect for salads and garnishes. Indeterminate. 75 days.  Planted in East Garden on March 8.  Flavor:   Total Harvest:

Tomato - Rosella Purple: Container. Dwarf, good for containers. Similar to Cherokee Purple for great flavor and 6-10 oz. deep-purple fruits. Determinate. 65 days. Planted in 2 containers on March 8. Flavor:   Total Harvest: 

Tomato - Santa Clara Canner: Heirloom. Large harvests of smooth, flattened, intensely red tomatoes. 8-10oz and have a very good, rich and complex flavor. Indeterminate. 80 days. Planted in East Garden on March 15.  Flavor:  Total Harvest:

Tomato - Violet Jasper: Cherry. Violet-purple fruit with iridescent green streaks, 1-3 ounces, are smooth and have good tasting, dark purplish-red flesh, high yield. Indeterminate. 70 days.  Planted in West Garden on March 8  Flavor:  Total Harvest:

Tomato - Vorlon:  Open Pollinated. From Bulgaria. A stunning purple-black tomato with rich dark flesh. Smoky flavor. Indeterminate. 75 days. Planted in West Garden on March 8.  Flavor:  Total Harvest: 

Pepper - Cabaca Roxa: Hot. 75 days. From Brazil look like tiny purple gourds. Tasty and aromatic but quite hot. Productive. Planted in the West Garden on April 15 (new moon). Flavor:  Total Harvest:

Pepper - Datil Sweet: Hot. 100 days. Just like the famous Datil from Florida but no fiery heat. Uncommon, fruity. 2 inch pods ripen to red. Planted in East Garden on April 15 (new moon). Flavor:  Total Harvest:

Pepper - Manganji: Hot. 80-90 days. King of Japanese Chili Peppers but actually sweet. A traditional vegetable in Kyoto with soft skin and lots of possibilities. Planted in East Garden on April 15 (new moon) Flavor:  Total Harvest:

Pepper - Melrose: Sweet. 60 days. Italian heirloom. Very early frying pepper, 4" long, turn brilliant red very early in the season. Rich,sweet flavor. Planted in the East Garden on April 15 (new moon)  Flavor:  Total Harvest:  

Herb - Genovese Basil: (East Austin Garden Fair  on April 7) Classic Italian Variety. Authentic flavor and appearance. Tall and relatively slow to bolt with large dark-green leaves about 3" long. ht. 24-30".  Use teh flowers in any recipe that calls for basil, or to garnish drinks, salads, soups, pasta, and desserts.  Flavor is of intense basil. 

Fruit - Watermelon: (East Austin Garden Fair on April 7). Not sure of the variety - it may be sugar baby since that's what the other watermelons there were, but this one did not have a plant tag.

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