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Planning my Heirloom Order... Empty Planning my Heirloom Order...

Post  ShadowWynn 1/31/2011, 1:55 am

I have 8 weeks to go till the season starts around here (at least according to the oldtimers). I have narrowed down my seed order to something sort of manageable (I think). Can I get opinions/info on any of these varieties - anybody who has grown them in or around Zone 7 please chime in!!!!

Beans
- Asian Winged Bean
- Bolita
- Cherokee Trail of Tears
- Contender
- Drangon Tongue
- Henderson's Black Valentine
- Jacob's Cattle
- McCaslan 42 Pole
- Old Homestead
- Papa De Rola
- Purple Podded Pole
- Saint-Esprit A Oeil Rouge
- Yellow China
- Alabama Black Butterbean
- Christmas Pole Lima
- Dixie Speckled Butterpea
- King of the Garden Lima
- Tokyo Verte (Edamame)

Carrot
- Jaune Obtuse Du Doubse
- Little Finger
- Parisienne

Cucumber
- Dib Daub
- Dragon's Egg
- Marketmore 76
- Thai Five Star

Kiwi
- Hardy Kiwi

Lettuce
- Forellenschluss
- Gentilina
- Little Gem
- Mignonette Bronze

Melons
- Early Hanover
- Jenny Lind
- Minnesota Midget
- Rich Sweetness 132
- Tigger
- Golden Midget (watermelon)
- White Wonder (watermelon)

Spinach
- Bloomsdale Long Standing
- New Zealand Spinach

Tomatoes
- Golden Sunray
- Arkansas Traveler
- Missouri Pink Love Apple
- Pearly Pink
- Creme Brulee
- Chadwick Cherry
- Gajo de Melon
- Lollipop

Herbs
- Cilantro, Slo-Bolt
- Oregano, Vulgare
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Post  ander217 1/31/2011, 8:42 am

I'm in zone 6 and I've grown a few things on your list.

I grew Dragon's Tongue beans last year. They are beautiful and very good-flavored. I planted them in fall to use for fresh shelly beans, but I wish I had eaten some for green beans because I planted them late and frost got them before they all had a chance to make seed.

I've grown Bloomsdale spinach for decades. I try other varieties but I always come back to it.

Arkansas Traveler is a good pink tomato - it grows well in our hot and humid summers. The flavor may not be as intense as some heirlooms but it's worth growing because it is a dependable producer.

The only negative I have to say about your list is the oregano vulgare. I grew it but was disappointed in the flavor. Then I read that Greek oregano has better flavor so I grew it, and I heartily agree that it is better. I kept the oregano vulgare (also called Italian oregano here) because the large purple flowers attract bees and butterflies, but I go to the white-flowered Greek oregano for cooking.
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