Thursday, April 7, 2011

April Vegetable Product Spotlight: Beets, Parsnips, Broccoli


Most beet seeds actually contain multiple embryos which could result in several plants growing in the same spot, leading to a lot of thinning. Unlike most beets, Moneta is a monogerm, containing only one embryo. This allows for precision sowing and reduces thinning. Sow seed every other week until 8 weeks before autumn frosts to have a continuous supply of greens and tender small beets.
46 days to maturity.


Blue Wind and Bay Meadows are the very best broccolis for early spring planting. Blue Wind is a Johnny’s exclusive, and is a day earlier, much more attractive, and a little easier to harvest than Packman. 49 days to maturity.
Bay Meadows is a widely adapted variety that performs extremely well under stressful conditions. It has attractive, well-domed, blue-green heads. 60 days to maturity.


Parsnips have a sweet, earthy flavor that is increasingly popular with chefs and seasonal cooks. Albion is a new, attractive, whiter Javelin-type with long tapered roots. 120 days to maturity.

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