Category Archives: Varieties to Grow

Bell Boy Hybrid Sweet Pepper

Details Open-Pollinated: ? Type: ? Shape: ? Color: ? Maturity: 70 days; early Size: large; 4 1/2″ peppers Yield: 60 lbs per 100′ row Taste: ? Disease Resistance: “good disease resistance” per vendor; lots of foliage for preventing sunburn; able to tolerate dry spells Notes: good for stuffing because of their size & thick, crispy […]

Ariane Sweet Bell Pepper

Details Open-Pollinated: ? Type: sweet bell pepper Shape: bell Color: orange Maturity: ? Size: ? Yield: ? Taste: ? Disease Resistance: ? Notes: Recommended orange bell pepper variety by Sylvia Thompson’s “The Kitchen Garden”. Described as a sweet, blocky bell developed in Holland to honor the royal House of Orange.

Ace Hybrid Sweet Bell Pepper

Details Open-Pollinated: no; hybrid Type: Sweet Bell Pepper Shape: Bell Color: Red Maturity: early Size: small-ish Yield: ? Taste: ? Disease Resistance: ? Notes: Recommended in Sylvia Thompson’s “The Kitchen Garden” for a red bell pepper variety. Good for cool-weather areas that don’t normally grow bell peppers well. Considered most reliable for rouging up.

Indian Dill (Anethum sowa)

Details Open-Pollinated: ? Maturity: ? Size: smaller than common dill Yield: ? Taste: slightly more bitter than the common strain Disease Resistance: ? Notes: seeds used in Indian curries leaves used in rice and soups Sources: (where to buy) Sandy Mush Herb Nursery Results from My Garden: have not tried this variety yet

Fernleaf Dill

Details Open-Pollinated: ? Maturity: early Size: compact, space-saving plant; 18″ tall Yield: ? Taste: ? Disease/Problem Resistance: slow to bolt Notes: AAS Winner Patented by Plant Variety Protection especially suited to containers Sources: (where to buy) Southern Exposure Seed Exchange Results from My Garden: have not tried this variety yet

Dukat Dill

Details Open-Pollinated: ? Maturity: ? Size: ? Yield: ? Taste:¬†flavor is mellow and aromatic; never bitter Disease/Problem Resistance: slow to bolt (A-Z) Notes: bred for higher essential oil content best for its fresh leaves originally from Finland excellent with shrimp, fish, and cucumbers Sources: (where to buy) widely available Results from My Garden: love this […]

Bouquet Dill

Details Open-Pollinated: ? Maturity: ? Size: compact plant with larger seed heads and larger leaves than the common strain Yield: larger seed heads lend itself to higher yield than most dills for seed Taste: ? Disease Resistance: ? Notes: Recommended by Tanya Denckla, who says it’s best grown for dill seeds for pickles and potato […]