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Pick a Bushel

This Regional AAS Winner is great for northern areas because it is early to set fruit, offers a prolific quantity of fruit and is a compact bush-type cucumber spreading only about 24 inches. Pick a Bushel offers a sweeter tasting light-green cucumber with a nice firm texture, perfect for pickling when harvested early. Fruits left on the bush-type vines longer can get up to 6 inches.

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Martini

Stands out from the competition for its non-yellowing white exterior and earlier yields. Very tender, “no peel” skin if harvested at 5 to 6 inches/13 to 15 centimers length; larger fruit will need peeling. Vining, monoecious plants are very high yielding with continuous harvest of high-quality, straight fruit. Staying power in the heat of summer. White interior is bitter-free, very sweet and crunchy. Best in-ground. Powdery mildew resistant. 

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Shikou

Shikou is a long Asian type eggplant with dark, glossy fruit that measure 6-8 inches long by 1-1.5 inches wide, have a purple calyx (or stem), very few seeds, thin tender skin, and a very white interior. Plants are very attractive, medium sized and productive, semi-spineless and mature about seven-eight days from transplant. Shikou is a Japanese word meaning, “supreme.”

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Gretel

Earliest white eggplant is highly productive, producing clusters of glossy mini-fruit that is tender and non-bitter. Indeterminate, 3-ft. (91-cm) plants have thornless leaves/calyx for easy, painless harvest; can be grown in-ground or in a large container, with or without support. Slightly larger plant with slightly smaller fruit than Hansel.

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Saladmore Bush

Matures in 55 days from sowing. This semi-bush vine sets sweet crisp cucumbers. Good garden performance due to its multiple disease resistances. Has dual use, pick small for processing as pickles and harvest larger for fresh slices or spears.

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Patio Baby

Patio Baby is a very early and highly productive eggplant with a compact habit, making it a great choice for containers or in the garden. It is also an All-American Selections winner. Deep purple, egg-shaped fruit should be harvested at baby size — 2 to 3 inches. Thornless leaves and calyxes allow for painless harvesting.Plants will continue to produce fruit throughout the entire season.

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