COMMON GOOD FARM 2017 VARIETAL INFORMATION
Tomatoes --- Peppers -- Eggplants
From anticipated varieties; some may not be available until mid May; many are limited in quantity. All information provided as clearly & comprehensively as possible...pardon any errors on our part! There might even be a few more varieties than listed below!
We focus on open-pollinated & heirloom varieties (open pollinated means it is true to it's parent fruit & a hybrid is a cross between two parent fruits), and heirloom is a fruit/veg that is presumed to be from varieties at least 50 years old. There are solid hybrids that are worth growing that have been around for a decades.
None of these (open pollinated, hybrid or heirloom) are the same thing as GMO (genetically grown). We buy seed from smaller seed companies that have taken the Safe Seed Pledge to not purvey, grow or use GMO seed themselves. All our plants are certified organic & certified biodynamic.
F1 indicates it is a hybrid...again...there are some great veggies that are hybrids and have their place. And again, a hybrid is not at all, in anyway, the same as GMO. Lots of fabulous open pollinated and heirloom varieties also!
Bush/short season are other names for these early season/shorter season producers...fruit earlier, shorter amount of time, can benefit from staking or caging...plant both & you won't have to wait as long for great tomatoes! We plant about 18" apart & provide staking for less fruit waste & to prevent sun-scald.
DETERMINATE/BUSH (short season) TOMATOES
CHERRY TOMATOES - not an all inclusive list!:)
PEPPERS - HOT: SWEETS: BELLS
PEPPER TYPE SCOVILLE UNITS – heat index
Alma paprika 0 - 100
Anaheim 500 ~ 2,500
Ancho 1,000 – 2,000
Ancho poblano 3,000
Beaver dam 500 – 1,000
Black Hungarian 1,000 – 2,000
Bolivian rainbow 20,000 – 40,000+
Bulgarian carrot 2,000 ~ 5,000
Cyklon 1,000 to 5,000
Fatalii over 250,000
Feher Ozon Paprika 0 – 100
Fish 5,000 – 10,000
Hot claw 5,000 – 30,000
Hot purira 5,000
Hungarian hot wax 4,000 – 9,000
Jalapeno 2,500 – 9,000
Magnum orange habanero 150,000 – 325,000
Maya red habanero 200,000 – 300,000
Naga Jolokia "Ghost Pepper" 1,020,000 ~ 1,578,000
Nu mex joe parker Anaheim 500 – 2,500
Ring of fire cayenne 30,000–50,000
Serrano 8,000 ~ 22,000
Thai dragon 75,000 – 140,000
Trinidad maruga scorpion 150,000 - 2,200,000
Black Beauty : Early maturing northern variety, classic shaped oblong fruits. Most plants set 3 – 4 fruits each. SIMILAR: Diamond, Florida High Bush, Nadia & others possible.
Listada di Gandia : One of the most beautiful eggplants. A specialty purple striped Italian eggplant with an oval egg shape. Petite fruits sit nicely in the palm of your hand. Plants are very productive and fruits are tender and delicious, averaging 6-8” long. Skin is thinner than most Italian types. SIMILAR: Violetta.
Little Finger : Slender 4 - 6 in. fruit with a glossy black skin. Harvest when fruit is young and cook quickly for delicate flavor. The benefits of a traditional eggplants combined with the Oriental shape oblate fruits. LIMITED.
Ping Tung : Asian, long purple variety. Consistent producer of 8” narrow fruits.
Rosa Bianca: pink-purplish medium size eggplant... a lovely producer
Snowy Eggplant : Somewhat smaller version of white-skinned eggplant. Think traditional eggplant with mild flavor & white skin.
annual organic plant sale
We love growing our healthy certified organic vegetable & herb plants for fellow gardeners! Folks come from near & far for their new-er favorites they have discovered through us. Plants are also available at our booth at Old Cheney Farmers Market & at Open Harvest in Lincoln. The largest selection is at the farm when we hit peak season in early-mid May.
PLANT SALE OPENS April 20, 2018!
Consider our Seedling CSA Share! We’re excited to offer a number of seedling (transplant!) shares for those that have their own garden...can be any combination of herbs, vegetables or fruiting plants (melons, etc) or flowers...anything we have at the sale! It includes 40 single (or 4 or 6 pack) plants, as well as two 1 ½ hour Q & A gardening workshop/sessions at the farm. These will include a brief overview about compost, bed prep, troubleshooting & seasonal planting…as well as addressing questions that folks have.
A fairly expansive - but possibly incomplete listing of tomatoes, peppers & eggplant varieties for plants are listed on this page. Not all varieties of tomatoes, peppers and eggplant are available at all times, as we cycle through several plantings but try and keep a wide range available!
We feature a wide variety of plants -- focusing on vegetables & herbs, as well as some flowers. We have lots of heirloom & open-pollinated varieties. We grow many of our favorites from our own field production because of reliability, taste and productivity, as well as other favorites that are consistent producers for the home garden. And of course unique varieties that you will not find in any garden store! All grown from seed right here, using our own compost for our greenhouse potting/grow mix for a solid foundation to get things started!
Our plants are certified organic & certified Biodynamic. Started from seed in our on-farm greenhouse, where else in Nebraska can you get such a wide-range of certified organic vegetable planting stock...great quality, grown right here!
Questions about what we have available? Contact us! We love to help you grow your own wonderful garden!