Tomatoes:


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Pink Bumblebee 

• Open Pollinated
• Striped, cherry
• Mid Season
• Indeterminate

Local Variety! Bred by Fred Hempel of Baia Nicchia Farm in Sunol, this pink cherry tomato is striped orange and is bright and sweet. Grows well in containers or in-ground. According to the breeder, flavors change with different stages of ripening, and he suggests trying them in all their stages.


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Sunrise Bumblebee

• Open Pollinated
• Striped, cherry
• Mid Season
• Indeterminate

Local Variety! Bred by Fred Hempel of Baia Nicchia Farm in Sunol, this lovely cherry tomato is yellow with pink marbling and yellow stripes, and its flavors are sweet and tropical. Early in the season they typically do not show much marbling when ripe, but as the season progresses, peak ripeness better correlates with marbling.


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Cherokee Purple Heart

• Open Pollinated
• Black, oxheart
• Late Season

Nearly identical in color and flavor to the standard Cherokee Purple, but this one is an oxheart with fewer seeds and gel. Unlike other oxheart plants that grow leggy and wispy, this variety is well-branched with good leaf coverage.


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Mortgage Lifter VFN

• Open Pollinated
• Red Beefsteak
• Mid Season
• Indeterminate

An improved, disease resistant version of Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter. Fruit is more uniform and ripens to red. While the fruit isn't as large as the original, the plants are much more productive, and deserves the Mortgage Lifter reputation.


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Orange Strawberry

• Open Pollinated
• Orange, Oxheart
• Mid Season
• Indeterminate

Beautiful deep orange heart-shaped fruits are nearly blemish-free. Flavors are sweet and juicy with few seeds. As with most oxhearts, plants are willowy with long, wispy leaves. Give them a good supportive cage.


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Raspberry Miracle
(Malinovoe Chudo)

• Open Pollinated
• Pink Beefsteak
• Mid Season
• Indeterminate

Beautiful, smooth, scarlet pink fruit is a good complex blend of sweet and acid. Fruits can get quite large, up to 1 lb. Another wonderful Russian variety.


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Super Sioux

• Heirloom
• Red slicer
• Early/Mid Season
• Indeterminate

Great for that hot, dry corner of the garden, this variety keeps producing even when temperatures rise. Globe shaped fruit is smooth and crack-free with a hit of acid.


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Tsar of Bells
(Tsar Kolokol)

• Heirloom
• Red/Pink Oxheart
• Mid Season
• Indeterminate

Compact indeterminate, regular leaf plant produces large yields of medium to large pink, dense, meaty, heart-shaped fruits with very few seeds and excellent full flavors. Tolerates heat well.


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Vintage Wine

• Open Pollinated
• Striped, slicer
• Mid Season
• Indeterminate

Robust plants produce beautiful, striped, thin-skinned, meaty tomatoes with mildly sweet flavors. Perfect for salads.


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Chico III VFF

• Open Pollinated
• Red plum/paste
• Mid Season
• Determinate

Great for making sauce, this variety is heat tolerant, disease resistant, and a heavy producer! Compact plants produce loads of fruit that set and ripen about the same time. Make a big batch of sauce or can these lovely tomatoes.


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Rosella Crimson (Dwarf)

• Open Pollinated
• Red/pink slicer
• Mid Season
• Indeterminate

Sturdy, dwarf plants produce medium-sized fruit with clear skin and deep-red flesh. This is one of the top rated dwarf varieties for flavor. Plants do well in generous containers or small-space gardens. Developed by the Dwarf Tomato Project.


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Dwarf Sweet Sue

• Open Pollinated
• Yellow slicer
• Mid Season
• Indeterminate

A potato leaf dwarf variety that produces smooth, bright yellow fruit with a pink blush at the blossom end. Flavors are well balanced and particularly sweet. Tends to be one of the more prolific dwarf varieties. Good for generous containers or small gardens. Developed by the Dwarf Tomato Project.


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Wherokowhai (Dwarf)

• Open Pollinated
• Orange bi-color
• Mid Season
• Indeterminate

A dwarf version of one of its parents--'Lucky Cross', this is a sweet, juicy, beautiful bi-colored tomato. Lucky Cross is one of my absolute favorites, so this is an exciting variety for me! Wherokowhai' means "red/yellow" in the Maori language and is pronounced "fer-dow-co-fi." Developed by the Dwarf Tomato Project.


Peppers:


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Emesa

• Sweet
• Open Pollinated
• Mid Season

A Syrian sweet pepper with complex flavors. Sweet like an apple but complex like a raisin. Thick fleshed. This is a rare pepper here in the U.S.


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Apple

• Very Sweet
• Open Pollinated
• Mid Season

3' tall plants produce heart shaped 3"-4" peppers that ripen to red. Juicy, thick fleshed and very sweet, these peppers are great for snacking, salads, or roasting.


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Chervena Chushka

• Sweet
• Heirloom
• Mid Season

From Bulgaria, This sweet and crunchy heirloom is fantastic for roasting, but is also great eaten fresh. Productive plants produce 4"-5" long tapered fruits that ripen to bright red.


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Antep Aci Dolma

• Sweet + Med. Heat
• Open Pollinated
• Mid Season

From Turkey, this delicious pepper is both sweet and hot. Like a sweet bell pepper married a jalapeño, but without the bitter bell pepper aftertaste! If you like heat, this pepper is fantastic. Great for fresh eating or roasting and stuffing.


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Ethiopian Berbere

• Medium Hot
• Open Pollinated
• Mid Season

These rich, smoky chiles from NE Africa are a rare variety here. Named for the aromatic dried spice central to Ethiopian cuisine. Long narrow pods slowly ripen from green to brown and have a medium+ heat when fully ripe.


Other Edibles:


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Cucumber - Natsu Fushinari

• Heirloom
• Vining Habit

· Japanese cucumbers are known for being less bitter and more succulent than our standard varieties. Natsu Fushinari sets lots of blossoms, does well in heat and resists powdery mildew. Fruits are 8" long and slender with deep green, glossy skin.


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Cucumber - Richmond Green Apple

  • Heirloom

A unique Australian heirloom, the fruit is the size of a lemon cucumber but is lime-green in color. Flavor is very mild, sweet and juicy with no bitterness Eat them skin and all.


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Eggplant - Ping Tung Long

• Open Pollinated
• Early Season

A Taiwanese variety and an early producer of long, slender fruits with tender, magenta skin. No need to peel! Harvest when fruit is shiny and smooth, before losing its luster.


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Eggplant - Ukranian Beauty

• Open Pollinated
• Early Season

An early producer of blocky, dark purple fruits with a slight green cast. Mild flavor, excellent yields and a sturdy growth habit.


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Buttercup Squash

• Heirloom
• Vining habit

A wonderful heirloom variety of winter squash developed in the 1920's. Easy to grow and naturally insect resistant, plants produce 3-lb orange fleshed fruit with exceptional chestnut flavor and creamy texture.


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Crane Melon

• Local Heirloom
• Slow Food Ark of Taste Variety
• Vining habit

A local heirloom developed in the early 20th century by Oliver Crane of Santa Rosa. Crenshaw type melons grow 4+ lbs, with orange flesh that is firm, succulent, highly aromatic and sweet.