Hope you can join us our 2nd annual fundraiser to support Urban Homestead Foundation. Sale is form 10-1 pm May 20th at 4056 49th Ave SW. Proceeds will go towards the Urban Homestead Foundation which is raising funds to purchase the old substation property across from the new Genesee Hill Elementary school being built. The Foundation plans on transforming the property into a community space educating the community on sustainability….
Facebook event link here https://www.facebook.com/events/1812452999019985/
CASH ONLY PLEASE!
If you would like to donate plants, lightly used garden gear for sale or just donate to the foundation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me at 206.755.0809
Here is what to expect! Most plants will be $2-3 a piece. This year was a little harder so tomatoes are smaller than last year.
Lots of Burlap sacks!! $1 a piece
Amish Paste: Bright red, heart-shaped fruits with meaty, juicy texture. The classic paste tomato—flavorful and juicy enough for slicing, with great meatiness for cooking down. Very few seeds, which can make sauces and pastes bitter. Sweeter flavor than other paste tomatoes. Indeterminate
Yellow Pear: Very sweet, 1 1/2″ yellow, pear-shaped fruit have a mild flavor, and are great for fresh eating or for making tomato preserves. Very productive plants are easy to grow.
White Currant: Treat yourself to one of the most unique and sweetest tasting tomato varieties known. The tiny fruit are half the size of a cherry tomato and grow in nice heavy clusters. Creamy-white in color with just a tinge of yellow. Deliciously sweet, a favorite of many trial ground visitors. Indeterminate.
Japanese Black Trifele: Pear-shaped fruit has green-streaked shoulders, deepening to a burnished mahogany and finally to a darkened, nearly black base. The meaty interior has similar, opulent shades and an incomparable, almost indescribably complex and rich flavor to match. The fruit reach 2 1/2-3 inches long and wide and are very crack-resistant. Despite the name, this thoroughbred has its origins in Russia. Indeterminate, potato-leafed plants.
Red Siberian: The small, round tomatoes are versatile, and are especially well-suited for sauces, juices, and pastes. Siberian tomato plants are determinate growers, typically reaching 6-8′ feet tall. Siberian tomatoes are unique in their tolerance of cool conditions, relative to other tomatoes. The can be successfully germinated at slightly lower temperatures than other varieties that typically need a starting medium temp of 75 degrees F or higher. Additionally, Siberian tomatoes can be grown in a shorter growing season, typically requiring 60-70 days after transplanting.
Taxi: The best yellow tomato for short season gardeners. Taxi matures its bright yellow tomatoes in just 65 days. This determinate variety grows to about 2 feet tall and 2 feet across. Expect heavy yields of mild, non-acid tomatoes for 3-4 weeks. Great for the lunch box and salsas.
Garden Peach: Light, creamy-yellow, almost white fruit have superb taste and texture! One of the best tomatoes I have ever tried. The taste is complex, with its spicy, sweet, and very fruity flavor. The fruit are small, around 2″, and the skin is slightly fuzzy like a peach! (VERY LIMITED QUANTITY)
Hill Billy: A huge, bi-color heirloom: brilliant yellow color with red marbling. Very large with a rich, sweet flavor. Beautiful when sliced. An heirloom believed to be from West Virginia.
Purple Cherokee: An old Cherokee Indian heirloom, pre-1890 variety; beautiful deep dusky purple-pink color, superb sweet flavor, and very large sized fruit. Try this one for real old-time tomato flavor. My favorite dark tomato!
NEW this year! Pole Moneymaker: An old English heirloom; greenhouse variety that produces 4-6 oz globes that are intensely red, smooth and of very high quality. This variety grows well in hot humid climates and greenhouses; sets in most any weather. Flavorful and becoming rare.
Russian Black Krim: Dark red-purple fruit, rich sweet flavor. One of the best. It always places high in tomato taste trials. It’s very juicy. An heirloom from Russia with very unique looking, large fruit. I really like the wonderful flavor. It’s popular at many markets on the West Coast; also a favorite of many fine chefs.
New this year. Blue Berries Cherry Tomato: Here’s a small cherry variety from Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms. Very dark purple color, which means it’s super-rich in anthocyanins. Unripe, the fruits are a glowing amethyst purple. At maturity they turn deep red where the fruit was shaded; the areas that received intense sunshine are a purple so deep it’s almost black! The flavor is intensely fruity, and sugar-sweet! Plants are very productive, yielding all season in elongated clusters that look so beautiful.
New this year. Black Vernissage: A lovely “black” tomato that is loaded with flavor as well as production. This 2 oz tomato is sure to make a big splash in the garden as well as the kitchen. Perfect for rich tasting sauces.
Silvery Fir: A famously delicious determinate Russian Heirloom. Carrot-like wispy, silver-gray foliage on a compact 24″ plants help make this variety a striking landscape plant. An early producer that will set heavy crops of bright red, 2-3″ fruits all at once, after which the plants can be removed and replaced with another veggie. Does well in containers.
Mortgage Lifter: Large, smooth, 1-lb. pink fruit have a delicious, rich, sweet taste. This variety has become very popular in recent years, after being developed by M.C. Byles of Logan, West Virginia. After crossing varieties for 6 years and selecting the best, he introduced this beauty that he named Mortgage Lifter in the 1940’s after he sold plants for $1 each and paid off the $6,000 mortgage on his house
Sweet Pimento/Pimiento: Thick walled mild chili peppers. The fruits are quite sweet and will take on more heat the longer they are left on the plant after maturity.
Alma Paprika:Fruits ripen from cream white to orange to red, Highly productive, Mild pepper, cherry pepper
Early Jalapeno: Most familiar in their green stage, jalapeños are hottest and fully ripe when they turn red. The stocky 2 foot tall plants will not fall over or break branches even with a heavy load of fruit. The short, 2-3 inch peppers are thick-walled and juicy. Use fresh, pickled, or in sauces. Early Jalapeño will set fruit under cooler conditions than other jalapeño varieties.
Sweet Chocolate: Rich, chocolate-brown pepper. The flesh is cola-red color; very sweet and delicious. The medium-sized, semi-bell shaped fruit ripen very early, making this variety perfect for the north (or anyone who likes peppers). Great in salads.
Canary Yellow Bell: Superior sweet pepper, medium-sized, thick-walled green fruits ripening to bright yellow color. Sets early and produces all summer. Superb in salads, and a premier type for grilling. Exceptional flavor, very productive two-foot plants.
Purple Beauty Bell: Purple peppers are always a favorite, as they are so colorful. This variety produces loads of beautiful bells on compact, bushy plants. Crisp texture and mild, sweet flavor makes this one popular with everyone.
Chile Serrano Tampiqueño: They have a distinctive hot flavor excellent for many dishes. Try our Mango-Serrano Pico de Gallo to liven up grilled fish, or our Cilantro-Serrano dressing for a different twist on salad (recipes inside packet). Plants are big — 2′ to 3′ wide and tall and will be dripping with hot peppers.
Santaka Chile: Popular in Japan for their hot and spicy flavor, Santaka peppers are only 2 inches long, but pack a punch. Use fresh peppers in a variety of Asian dishes such as stir-fries and soups. Peppers can also be dried.
IKO IKO: Spectacular array of colors in a high-yielding bell pepper. A rainbow of colors from a single variety! Immature fruits start dark purple, lavender, pale yellow and occasionally lime green, ripening to tangerine and red streaked with purple
Rosa Bianca: Colorful, light pink-lavender fruit with white shading. Rich, mild flesh is very popular with chefs and gardeners alike! No bitterness. A great variety for heirloom market growers.
Florida Market: Very large plant; large purple bell-shaped fruit. An old standard market variety.
Applegreen: An early, light-green eggplant. Good yield, very tender and delicious. Smooth oval-round fruit growing on small plants.
Beit Alpha: Like the TJ cukes! A delicious, very sweet cucumber that is usually picked small and does not need peeling as the skin is very tender. This variety is very popular in the Mediterranean, having been developed in Israel at a kibbutz farm. Now becoming popular with Americans because of the fruits’ fine flavor and high yields. They are also burpless and have great shelf life.
Crystal Cucumbers: Small 3” oval fruit are a bright, creamy white, about the size of a small apple; sweet, mild and very tender. This variety has become almost extinct in America after being introduced here from Australia around the year 1930 from Arthur Yates and Co. But this type of cucumber is likely to have originated in China. The small fruit are so tender you can eat them skin and all.
Sunberry Wonderberry: Originally bred in 1909 by the famed American botanist, Luther Burbank, who created more than 800 plant varieties. Small, bushy schrubs will become completely loaded with berries. Do not pick them until they are black and slightly soft. Tasty straight off the bush or added to smoothies. Grow multiple plants or save berries in freezer bag if you want enough for a pie.
Di Cicco Broccoli
And a variety of Baker Creek Heirloom seeds for sale as well!
Check back again for updates as more plants are added!