Last year, home vegetable gardeners loved Creek Sides new Burpee vegetable plant program! Many of you are familiar with Burpee, a company that has faithfully served home vegetable gardeners for the last 143 years. So for 2019, Creek Side is expanding the Burpee variety selection to include many new varieties, in addition to many of the tried and true varieties you love! All our herbs and vegetables are Grown Fresh™ in the Creek Side greenhouse under our watchful care to help ensure you receive the best plants available.
For those of you not familiar with Burpee, Creek Side joined the Burpee program as an official supplier, primarily for the opportunity to exclusively offer outstanding tomato, pepper, squash and cucumber varieties developed through the Burpee breeding program.
New Burpee varieties at Creek Side for 2019:
Atlas tomato – Delights any small-space gardener. This determinate beefsteak tomato is well-suited for containers or in-ground production. Features a big yield of extra-large tomatoes and good disease resistance.
Gladiator tomato – A beautiful paste tomato plant that resists Blossom End Rot with its strong root system. It’s excellent for slicing and making sauce. Its secret is in the roots, which help the plant resist fruit damage – a big complaint about paste tomatoes! Fruits set in abundance on this indeterminate plant.
Sungold tomato – One of the most popular varieties of cherry tomatoes, Sungold ripens early to a golden orange, ready to harvest throughout the summer. These extra-sweet tomatoes stay firmer longer than other cherry varieties and will be ready to harvest twice a week once they begin producing fruit.
Pinot Noir sweet pepper – Luscious, 4 x 5-in. bell peppers mature from light green to shades of citrus, berry and red. Performs well in both cool and hot weather. Like its namesake, this attractive sweet bell shows a tremendously broad range of impressions. Light green when young, the large blocky fruits blush to shades of citrus, berry and cherry red, displayed simultaneously for a beautiful bouquet. Firm, thick-walled fruits are crisp and very sweet with a clean, refreshing aftertaste, produced on highly adaptable plants that set in cool weather as well as in hot, humid conditions.
Dragon Roll hot pepper – Gaining the ranks of culinary excellence, Shishito peppers are on menus and at farmers’ markets across the nation. Dragon Roll tops out at about 200 Scovilles, making it more mild than a jalapeno pepper, but letting you know you got some heat.
Big Guy Jalapeno hot pepper – Add zest, flavor and heat with this hot pepper. At a whopping 5 in. (13 cm) long, this might just be the biggest jalapeño you’ve ever seen! Perfect for pickling, stuffing and slicing – and it really sparks up a salsa.
Check out the Burpee Home Gardens web site for additional info: www.BurpeeHomeGardens.com
Look for an expanded choice of organic selections at Creek Side this spring. In addition to the Hardy Boy organics, we have added Desert Canyon Farm from Canyon City, CO.
Desert Canyon is a pollinator and beneficial insect friendly farm. They prefer to use nature as an ally and being a good member of the earth community. Lots of Desert Canyon herbs and veggies will be available this spring season at Creek Side!