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Good seeds, good yields

The vegetable varieties listed below are recommended by Oregon State University for 2011.

"We look at these varieties at least two years before we can make recommendations," says Annie Chozinski, faculty research assistant with the OSU horticulture department.

"Some we consider for many years, especially if they vary from year to year," she says. "We observe and measure many traits, but it's the overall score that helps us decide. If something has high scores in everything but succumbs to disease pressure, it is not recommended. Similarly, if something is highly disease-resistant but has odd flavors, size or variability, we don't recommend it."

The varieties below are recommended for Western Oregon valleys, which are typified by a 150- to 250-day season, with warm days and cool nights, and a growing season that may vary considerably from year to year:


Green Globe, Imperial Star, Emerald


Mary Washington, Jersey Knight, Jersey Giant, UC 157, Purple Passion


(Green bush) Tendercrop, Venture, Slenderette, Oregon 91G, Oregon Trail, Provider, Jade, Oregon 54

(French filet) Nickel, Straight 'N Narrow

(Green pole) Blue Lake, Kentucky Wonder, Romano, Cascade Giant, Kentucky Blue, Oregon Giant

(Wax bush) Goldenrod, Goldrush, Indy Gold, Slenderwax

(Lima, bush, large-seeded) Fordhook 242 (or any Fordhook)

(Lima, bush, small-seeded) Thorogreen, Baby Fordhook, Jackson Wonder


Ruby Queen, Red Ace, Kestrel, Early Wonder, Pacemaker III, Detroit Dark Red, Red Cloud

(Cylindrical) Cylindra, Forono

(Golden) Golden

(Novelty) Blankoma, Chioggia

(Greens) Early Wonder Tall Top, Bull's Blood


Premium Crop, Packman, Arcadia, Early Dividend, Windsor, Emerald Pride, Gypsy

Brussels sprouts

Jade Cross "E," Oliver


(Early) Parel, Primax, Farao, Tendersweet, Gonzales, Surprise

(Main season) Golden Acre, Bravo, Charmant, Cambria, Invento

(Late fall, winter) Danish Ballhead, Storage Hybrid No. 4, Blue Thunder

(Red) Ruby Perfection, Red Acre

(Savoy) Melissa, Savoy Express, Savoy Ace, Perfection, Famosa


Red Core Chantenay, Royal Chantenay, Scarlet Nantes, Mokum, Bolero, Apache, Danvers, Sugarsnax 54, Nelson, Napa, Kuroda, Nantindo, Magnum, Navarino, Sweetness III, Napoli, Yaya, Vitana, Skywalker


Snowball "Y" Improved, Snow Crown, Candid Charm, Apex, Amazing


Fordhook Giant, Rhubarb, Bright Lights, Bright Yellow, Silverado, Broadstem Green


Vates, Champion, Flash


Yellow Kernels:

(Standard sweet early) Sundance, Early Sunglow, Seneca Horizon

(Main season) Jubilee (also called Golden Jubilee)

(Supersweet early) Butterfruit

(Main season) Supersweet Jubilee

(Sugary enhanced very early) Sugar Buns

(Early) Precocious, Spring Treat

(Main season) Incredible, Kandy King, Kandy Korn, Legend, Bodacious

White Kernels (must be isolated from yellow or bicolor types to get all white kernels):

(Supersweet main season) How Sweet It Is, Xtratender 378A, Mirai 421W.

(Sugary enhanced early) Sugar Pearl

(Sugary enhanced main season) Argent, Whiteout, Silver Princess

Bicolor Kernels:

(Supersweet early) Xtratender 272A, Mirai 308BC

(Main season) Honey and Pearl, Xtratender 277A

(Sugary enhanced early) Trinity, Fleet

(Main season) Temptation, Brocade, Delectable, Mystique

(Triple-sweet types, sh2su hybrids) Sweet Rhythm, Serendipity, Sweet Chorus, Nantasket, Renaissance


(Pickling) SMR 58, Pioneer, Bush Pickle, County Fair, Clinton, Cool Breeze, Regal, Vertina

(Slicing) Burpee Hybrid, Marketmore 86 & 97, Poinsett, Raider, Dasher II, Slicemaster, Intimidator, Tasty Green, Orient Express, Genuine, Sweet Marketmore, Tasty Jade

(Novelty) Armenian, Lemon


(Round) Dusky, Epic, Bambino

(White with lavender blush) Cloud Nine, Calliope, Burpee Hybrid, Millionaire, Classic, Lavender Touch

(Violet) Dancer


Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch, Improved Vates, Siberian, Winterbor, Winter Red, Nero di Toscana, Blue Ridge, Red Bor, Red Ursa


Early White Vienna, Early Purple Vienna, Kongo, Kolibri, Eder


American Flag, King Richard, Kilima


(Heading) Summertime, Ithaca

(Red leaf) Prizehead, Red Sails, Redina, New Red Fire, Merlot, Red Tide

(Green leaf) Salad Bowl, Grand Rapids, Slobolt, Pom Pom

(Oak leaf) Oaky Red Splash, Cocarde, Mascara, Blade

(Romaine) Paris Island, Valmaine, Green Towers, Outredgeous, Devils Tounge, Little Gem, Freckles

(Bibb type) Optima, Buttercrunch

(Butterhead) Esmeralda, Marvel of Four Seasons, Emerald Oak

(Batavian) Nevada, Sierra


(Cantaloupe/muskmelon) Ambrosia, Harper Hybrid, Gold Star, Classic, Pulsar, Superstar, Earlisweet, Primo, Fastbreak, Hannah's Choice, Athena, Earlichamp, Sarah's Choice

(Honeydew) Earlidew, Honey Orange

(Galia types) Galia, Passport, Arava

(Crenshaw types) Early Hybrid Crenshaw

(Canary) Sugarnut

Mustard Greens

Green Wave, Osaka Purple, Giant Red


(Yellow) Copra, Prince, First Edition, New York Early, Candy

(Red) Redwing, Mars

(White) White Sweet Spanish, Superstar

(Overwintering) Walla Walla Sweet

(Green bunching) Ishikura, Tokyo Long White, He-shi-ko.


Triple Moss Curled, Banquet, Dark Green Italian Plain


Harris Model, All America, Hollow Crown, Gladiator, Andover, Cobham Improved Marrow, Javelin


(Shelling) Novella II, Oregon Trail, Oregon Pioneer, Green Arrow, Maxigolt

(Oriental edible pod) Oregon Sugar Pod II, Oregon Giant

(Snap pea, bush) Sugar Daddy, Super Snappy, Cascadia, Sugar Sprint, Sugar Ann

(Snap pea, pole) Sugar Snap or Super Sugar Snap (virus susceptible; plant early)


(Sweet bell, green to red) Parks Early Thickset, Camelot, Fat 'N Sassy, Ace, Bellboy, Jupiter, Yankee Bell, North Star, Lady Bell, King Arthur, Lantern

(Sweet bell, yellow) Golden Bell, Golden Summer

(Sweet bell, orange) Ariane, Mandarin

(Sweet bell, purple) Lilac Bell, Purple Beauty, Tequila

(Sweet bell, lavender to red) Islander

(Sweet bell, chocolate) Hershey

(Specialty sweet types) Sweet Banana, Banana Supreme, Bananarama, Gypsy, Biscayne, Pizza, Lipstick, Apple, Paprika Supreme, The Godfather, Giant Marconi, Round of Hungary, Sweet Cayenne, Carmen, Corno di Toro Yellow

(Cayenne) Super Cayenne II, Andy, Cayenne Long Slim.

(Jalapeno) Tam Jalapeno, Early Jalapeno, Conchos, Fresno, Mitla

(Paprika) Mariachi, Paprika Supreme

(Specialty hot types) Cherry Bomb, Serrano, Anaheim TMR23, Caribbean Red Habanero, Hot Paper Lantern, Bulgarian Carrot, Aji Amarillo


(Red) Red Pontiac, Norland, Red La Soda, Cranberry Red

(White) Russet Burbank, Superior, Goldrush, Kennebec, Butte

(Yellow) Yellow Finn, Yukon Gold, Bintje, Desiree, Red Gold

(Red skin, yellow flesh) Carola

(Purple) All Blue

(Fingerling) French Fingerling


(Large) Jack O'Lantern, Howden, Autumn Gold, Lumina (white), Magic Lantern, Rouge Vif d'Etampes (Cinderella), Rock Star, New Rocket, Sorcerer, Charisma

(Small) Small Sugar Pie, Orange Smoothie

(Compact vines) Tom Fox, Oz, Spirit

(Novelty and exhibition) Big Max, Dill's Atlantic Giant, Prizewinner

(Hulless seeded types) Baby Bear, Snack Jack, Trickster, Kakai

(Mini ornamental types) Jack Be Little, Wee-Be-Little, Lil Pump-ke-mon, Baby Boo


American Purple Top, Laurentian


(Spring-planted for early summer harvest; smooth leaf) Bloomsdale Long Standing, Olympia

(Savoy) Correnta, Unipack 151, Melody, Hellcat, Butterflay

(Late-summer planted for fall harvest; smooth leaf) Oriental Giant, Bordeaux



(Yellow) Early Prolific Straightneck, Multipik, Supersett, Fancycrook, Sunray, Yellow Crookneck, Goldbar, Gentry

(Green zucchini) Ambassador, Seneca, Elite, Tigress, Aristocrat, Raven, Cashflow, Geode (round), Floridor (round)

(Yellow zucchini) Gold Rush, Butterstick

(Scallop) Sunburst, Sunny Delight


(Miscellaneous) Golden Delicious, Banana, Blue Hubbard

(Buttercup/Kabocha) Sweet Meat, Sweet Mama, Ambercup, Buttercup Burgess Strain, Gold Nugget, Black Forest, Autumn Cup, Bonbon

(Delicata) Sugar Loaf, Honey Boat

(Acorn) Table Queen, Mesa Queen, Table Ace, Taybelle, Table Gold (orange), Cream of the Crop (white)

(Butternut) Early Butternut, Ultra, JWS 6823

(Spaghetti) Spaghetti, Pasta, Stripetti, Small Wonder


(Very early) Oregon Eleven

(Early) Early Girl, Oregon Spring, Santiam, Oregon Pride, Oregon Star, Siletz, Legend

(Medium) Willamette, Celebrity, Sunleaper, Mountain Spring, Medford, First Lady II, Big Beef

(Late) Big Boy, Better Boy, Fantastic, Bush Big Boy, BHN 444, Ramapo

(Cherry type) Oregon Cherry, Gold Nugget, Sweet Million, Cherry Grande, Sun Gold, Early Cherry, Thai Pink, Juliet, Sunsugar, Large German Cherry, Sweet Baby Girl, Orange Paruche

(Yellow) Jubilee

(Orange) Orange blossom

(Paste) Oroma, Saucy, Halley 3155, Viva Italia, Super Marzano, Macero II, Health Kick, Classica, Olivade

(Heirloom) Brandywine (Sudduth's Strain or potato leaf strain), Seattle's Best of All


(Red fleshed) Crimson Sweet, Charleston Gray, Sweet Favorite, Carmen, Sweet Diane, Sweet Cheer, Verona.

(Yellow fleshed) Yellow Doll, Sunshine

(Orange fleshed) New Orchid

(Red seedless) Millennium

(Icebox) Sugar Baby, Tiger Baby

Good seeds, good yields