Hybrid Slicers: Jetsetter, Damsel, and Stellar selected for disease resistance as well as productivity and flavor.
Heirlooms: Biltmore, Comstock, Cherokee Purple, Missouri Pink Love Apple, and Vintage Wine
Sauce/Paste: Amish Paste
Grape: Atomic Grape
Cherry: Juliet, Black Cherry, Tiger Pink, Sunrise Bumblebee
Yellow: Amana Orange, Moonglow
Full list and Pictures: Tomato Varietal Fact Sheet 2019
Sweet Banana: Cavalcade
Hot Banana: Inferno
Serrano: Hot Rod
Bells: Red, Orange, and Merlot (purple)
Asian long: Orient Express
Traditional Italian: Nadia
Salad mix 6-packs
Basil: Genovese, Thai, Blue Spice, Lemon
Parsley: Italian flat leaf
Thyme: German Winter, French Summer
Oregano: Zataar marjoram, Kaliteri
Exotic Culinary Herbs:
Vietnamese Coriander (Persicaria odorata): herb with similar flavor to cilantro yet grows all season long without bolting!
Stevia (S. rebaudiana): ka’a he’ê (“Sweet Herb”) has been used for more than 1500 years by the Guaraní people of Brazil and Paraguay to sweeten yerba mate tea. The leaves may be chewed on as a sweet treat or added to food and beverages as a low-calorie sweetener. You can have the leaves all year round! As it is a tropical perennial which makes it perfect for container growing and overwintering as a houseplant.
Epazote (Dysphania ambrosioides): Used as an herb or tea for its carminative (anti-gas) properties. It is also used as a culinary herb in black beans, salsa, stews for its Raw, Resinous Medicinal flavor which is intense (comparative to fennel or even tarragon! Contains ascaridole which expels worms from the gastrointestinal system.
Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citrodora): A.k.a. Vervain, is a plant prized for the lovely lemon aroma it emits when bruised (hence the latin epithet “citrodora” meaning lemon scented). Lemon Verbena is an herbaceous perennial native to south america and is only hardy down to -10℉ making it suitable for growing in the herb garden as an annual, and a perennial with mulching. It is Most commonly used in herbal tea, greek yogurt and kombuch, but is perfectly suited as an herb for flavoring fish and vegetables either in marinade or dressing. For the more creative chefs and bartenders out there, Lemon Verbena may also be used in mixed drinks and even sorbet!
Buzz buttons/Spilanthes/Toothache plant (Acmella oleraceae): Native to Brazil, and is a perennial in warmer climates. Widely used as a medicinal herb to cure toothaches. The leaves are edible and highly nutritious; they may be eaten raw mixed into salads (sparringly) or used like any other stewing greens and are often spiced with chilies and garlic. Jambu is the name for an extract made from the plant and is used to flavor dishes in many parts of the world. The flowers contain a high concentration of spilanthol which reacts with our tastebuds to produce a sensation that may be described as tingling, effervescent, cooling or numbing. These flowers are used as a garnish in trendy mixed drinks for this effect.
We will also have a few different Medicinal Herb starter plants (which have already been described in the previous post): St. John’s wort, Valerian, Tarragon (also culinary),
All of these fine plants coming soon to a Farmer’s Market Near You!
Check our Facebook Page To get the list of market offerings, we will post before each market.
*Further plant culture information may be found on our go to for plant info: The Missouri Botanical Garden’s Plant Finder