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Catalog overkill or nirvana

Looks like this year’s features lean more to super foods!  I’m okay with that.

catalogs 2014

 

The front  page of most catalogs picture veggies or fruit!  Gurney’s is tantalizing with blueberries and blackberries.  While the ‘Patriot Hybrid’ blueberry is doable to zone 4, the ‘Black Magic’ blackberry is listed as zone 5 hardy.  This one may be worth stretching your climate zone for.  It’s touted as a double producer delivering a summer crop and  a smaller Fall crop.  They’re also heat tolerant.

Blueberry 'Patriot Hybrid'

Blueberry ‘Patriot Hybrid’

Asparagus is the cover model for Jung Seeds.  The cultivar is called ‘Millennium hybrid’.  It was developed in Ontario and grows well in all types of soils including clay.  It has rust-resistance and produces big yields.

Asparagus Millenium Hybrid

Asparagus Millenium Hybrid

Henry Fields is offering a spinach that’s full of vigor and vitality!  It’s called ‘Vital Green II”.  The non bitter flavor is disease resistant and also slow to bolt.  Remember we talked about that just yesterday.  Spinach is great in so many things from egg dishes to stir frys to smoothies!

Spinach Vital Green 2

 Spinach ‘Vital Green II’

 

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