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The 2022 ASG Organic Vegetable Plant Collection (ethics, growers, varieties)

*****IMPORTANT NOTE: The varieties listed below are what we started with, but we cannot guarantee that they will all be in stock. As some things do sell out. Thanks for understanding.

 

PHILOSOPHY

At Agrarian, our goal is to have our vegetable plant offerings set us apart from other garden centers. We do this by curating a unique collection that includes varieties which we source from a number of other small seed companies, to bring you a diverse, one-of-a-kind selection. For this year's vegetable plants we sourced seed from Adaptive Seeds (SW Oregon), Turtle Tree Seeds (Copake, NY), North Circle Seeds (Vergas, MN), Seed Savers Exchange (Decorah, IA), Kitizawa Seed Company (California), Wild Garden Seeds (Philomath, OR), Southern Exposure Seed Exchange (Virginia), Sow True Seed (North Carolina), and our very own in-house sister seed company, the Experimental Farm Network. These are companies and organizations that are doing great work! We are happy to support them, and bring their distinct offerings to you, in the form of ready-for-your-garden plants!

GROWER ETHICS

We then provide these seeds to our organic farmer friends, who produce all of these plants for us on contract, in their certified organic greenhouses. These are small-scale, family farm operations, and we are happy to put money in their pocket. This year we have two growers.

CALA FARM

We are happy to have Rodrigo Cala (of Cala Farm in Turtle Lake, WI) back growing all of our tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos, and ground cherries again! His son Alexis and daughter Dayanne also help grow the plants.

Rodrigo is an integral part of the organic farming community in the greater Twin Cities foodshed, as both a farmer and organizer. He has been a long-time employee at the Latino Economic Development Center based in Saint Paul, MN, where he does outreach and consulting to Latin American farmers in the greater Midwest region. He is also beginning to grow seeds for the Experimental Farm Network. It's great to have him and his daughter and son growing plants for ASG!

TWIN ORGANICS

Twin brothers Andrew and Jacob Helling, of Northfield, MN, are some of the most talented organic vegetable production farmers that Dusty has met. In addition to selling organic produce, they also dabble in selling high quality organic vegetable and herb plant starts. This year they are growing all of ASG's lettuce, brassicas, peas, onions, squash, cucumber, and more. It is also great working with Twin Organics because we will be able to offer an organic herbs section for the first time.

 

VEGETABLE VARIETIES

3.5 inch pot:

Slicing Tomatoes
Green Zebra (indeterminate)
Legend Tomato (determinate)
KC-146 (semi-determinate)
Dwarf Confetti (bicolor, dwarf indeterminate)
Kellogg's Breakfast (indeterminate, big orange slicer)

Terhune (indeterminate, big red-pink slicer)

Cherokee Purple (indeterminate, dark red/purple)

Striped German (indeterminate, yellow with blushing red)

Smallish Tomatoes
Minsk Early (dwarf determinate)
Amber (dwarf determinate, small golden globes)

Cherry Tomatoes
Mexico Midget (red cherry, indeterminate)
Orange Currant (indeterminate, tiny orange cherries)
Pink Bumblebee (indeterminate)
Black Cherry (indeterminate)
Evil Olive (indeterminate)

Ivory Pear Tomato (indetermate)

Sungold (indeterminate)

  

Paste Tomato
San Marzano (indeterminate)
Nistru (determinate)

 

Hot Peppers
Chile de Arbol
Rodrigo's Cholula Jalapeno
Haskorea Hot Pepper
Aji Chinchi Amarillo
Orozco

Fish Peppper

Carolina Reaper (super hot)

Chocolate Moruga Scorpion (super hot)

Sweet Peppers
Doe Hill
Early Perfect Italian
King of the North Circle
Greg's Hungarian Sweet
Criolla de Cocina
Golden California Wonder
Sweet Paprika

Other Peppers
Alpine Poblano
Resilient Shishito

Tomatillo
Tamayo F1

Ground Cherry
Mary's Niagara

 

 

Vegetables, 2.5 inch pot:
Kale
Homesteader's Kaleidoscopic Perennial Kale Grex
Winterbor F1
Blauwe Groninger Kale
Dazzling Blue Kale
Collards
Champion' Collards
Cauliflower
White Cauliflower
Cheddar
Purple Graffiti Cauliflower
Brussel Sprouts
Gustus Brussels Sprouts
Broccoli
Gypsy Brocoli
Purple Peacock Broccoli
Cabbage
Dottenfelder Cabbage
Amarant
Chard
Bright Lights Chard F1
Cucumber
Mouse Melon
Shintokiwa
True Lemon
Vegetables, 3.5 inch pot:
Winter Squash
New England Pie Pumpkin
Delicata JS
Acorn
Waltham
Summer Squash
Homs Kousa Summer Squash
Cocozelle
Golden Zucchini
Melons
Minnesota Midget
Early Moonbeam Watermelon
Eggplant
Nadia F1
Japanese F1
Vegetables, 4-pack:
Kale
Homesteader's Kaleidoscopic Perennial Kale Grex
Dazzling Blue Kale
Broccoli
Gypsy Brocoli
Bok Choi
Bok Choi Grex
Mustard
Carolina Broadleaf (3-4 seeds per cell)
Rutabaga
Rutabangin
Kohlrabi
White Vienna
Chinese Cabbage
Nozaki
Lettuce
Frank Morton's Wild Garden Lettuce Mix (mix, mostly baby head, cut and come again)
Maule's Philadelphia Butter Lettuce (butterhead)
Outredgeous Lettuce (loose romaine head)
Forellenschluss Lettuce
Misc Greens
Bloomsdale Spinach
Indigo F1 Raddichio
Astro Arugula
Fennel
Preludio Fennel (bulbing fennel)
Beet
Golden Grex
Robuschka
Sweet Corn
Astronomy Domine
Peaches and Cream
Cucumber
Patio Snacker
Northern Pickling
Snap Peas
Sugar Snap Pea, Sugar Magnola (Purple)
Sugar Snap Pea, Magnolia Blossom (Green)
Bush Snap Bean
Robert's Royalty (Purple)
Beurre de Rocquencourt (Yellow)
Cupidon (Green)
Pole Snap Bean
Kew Blue Pole Snap Bean
Trebona Romano
Leeks
King Richard
Onions (2-3 plants per cell, 4-pack)
Sweet Candy (yellow, can get very large)
Patterson (yellow, long storage)
Red Wing (red, large, long storage)
Green Onion
Nabechan F1
Shallot (2-3 plants per cell, 4-pack)
Creme Brulee F1 or Conservor F1
Celery
Tango F1
Monarch (celeriac)
Edamame
Tankuro
Vegetables, 3.25 inch pot:
Sweet potato slips
Beaureard

 

Organic Herbs from Twin Organics:

3.25" pots:
Basil
Basil Genovese
Sweet Thai
Lemon Basil
Amethyst (purple genovese)
Chives
Cilantro Slo Bolt
Dill Goldkrone
French Tarragon
Marjoram
Mint Chocolate
Mint Orange
Mint Peppermint
Mint Spearmint
Oregano Greek
Parsley Giant
Rosemary
Sage Common Ceres
Thyme Summer