Johnny's Selected Seeds 2016 Catalog

 

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Johnny’s Selected Seeds 2016 Master Catalog SHIPPING See details on page 144 FREE On orders over $200 Johnnyseeds.com An Employee-Owned Company Serving Growers Since 1973 Johnnyseeds.com 2016 CATALOG 1-877-564-6697

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NEW FROM JOHNNY’S FOR 2016 Elidia Pg. 151 Dolores Pg. 154 French Heritage Collection Pg. 139 Albion Pg. 238 Cornito Rosso Pg. 97 Caribou Russet Pg. 102 Tiara Pg. 20 Cornito Giallo Pg. 97 Cherry Bomb Pg. 134 Escamillo Pg. 97 Tillie V2 Pg. 200 Queen Red Lime Pg. 193 Tine Weeding Rakes Pg. 216 Angel Hair Pg. 122 Fidelio Pg. 160 Rosaine Pg. 77 NEW for 2016 1-877-564-6697 Johnnyseeds.com

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Dear Grower, When I founded Johnny’s with $500 in savings, in 1973, I was just 22, excited about the magic and meaning of seeds, and working hard to build something special. Today, 43 years later, the 200 employees own the Company — and we’re still excited about providing our customers with consistently superior varieties that are easier to grow and result in produce of exceptional quality. We're also pleased to announce that two of our Bred-by-Johnny’s sweet peppers, Escamillo and Cornito Giallo, have been chosen as 2016 All-America Selections (AAS) National Award Winners (see page 97). As you can see from our new catalog, we’ve been working hard at Johnny’s. I invite you to take a closer look at some of our great employee and customer stories throughout the catalog (and in our new video, at Johnnyseeds.com/WhyJohnnys). Thank you very much for your business. We will continue to be honored and inspired by your support. "Good food is the basis of our well-being, and quality seeds are fundamental in creating good food." — ROBERT JOHNSTON, JR. Robert Johnston, Jr. Founder and Chairman WHEN YOU NEED IT Your seasonal planting schedule is tough and tight. We know it. That's why we work so hard to have the right seeds in stock — at the right times for your location. We're ready to help. Our seeds are all quality-assurance tested to higher than federal standards. Same-day shipping on U.S. orders placed on a week day by 1:30 p.m. (E.T.) on in-stock items. 1 100% GUARANTEED We want you to be 100% satisfied with all our seeds, tools, and supplies. If anything you purchased from Johnny's proves unsatisfactory, we will cheerfully replace the item or refund your purchase price. For complete details, see page 144. TABLE OF CONTENTS Vegetable..................... 4-143 Herbs........................ 149-164 Flowers..................... 165-194 Farm Seed................. 195-199 Tools......................... 200-237 Fruits........................ 238-239 Organic Index........... 146-148 Order Form & Info..... 144-145 Index................................240 1

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There’s more than meets the eye when one of our seeds meets the soil Classical breeding methods Our breeders use painstaking traditional methods of hand-pollinating parent lines to create new varieties that are flavorful, healthy, reliable, and productive. New seed varieties bred by Johnny’s are often the result of many years of work. Rigorous trials Every seed you buy from Johnny’s has had to prove its performance in comparison trials at our research farm in Albion, Maine, and under a wide range of growing conditions at our cooperating trial partners across North America. Only the highest-performing varieties are selected for our catalog. Exceptional flavor Helping families, friends, and communities to feed one another is at the core of Johnny’s mission. We do comparison taste-tests of every vegetable, fruit, and herb as part of our selection process, because we know that healthy eating begins with great flavor. Committed to organic We’ve been committed to organic growers for over 40 years. Johnny’s was one of the original signers of the Safe Seed Pledge. Our certified organic seeds are harvested from plants grown under the strict guidelines of the USDA’s National Organic Program. Dependable yields Johnny’s seeds are selected to yield healthy, vigorous plants under a wide range of adverse growing conditions. We breed and select varieties that will resist disease pressure, adapt to temperature variations, and thrive in less-than-perfect soil. Detailed growing information Thanks to our seed trials and customer feedback, we’re able to gather ever more detailed information on how to grow our seeds successfully. As a result, every seed we sell comes with helpful, effective growing advice and tips on planting, disease resistance, harvesting, and even preparation. Spinach seed magnified 2,129 times Reliable germination A successful growing season begins with healthy, germinating seeds. We test the germination rates of our seeds every 5 months to ensure that you can count on them to grow out. If seeds fail to meet our high germination standards we will not sell them. actual size It takes a special group of people to get excited about seeds. People like us. And people like you. We’re an employee-owned company based in central Maine. Our mission is to help families, friends, and communities across North America feed one another. We know what you’re facing, and we want you to succeed. That’s why, every day, all 200 of us pour everything we’ve got into our work. We hope you’ll get in touch soon. Because, when it’s time for superior seeds, tools, information, and service, it’s time for Johnny’s. — From all of us at Johnny's 3

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VEGETABLE GROWING GUIDES Direct Seeded Vegetable Crops Average Seeds Needed Per: Vegetable Beans, bush Beans, pole Beans, lima Beans, shell American and Italian French Beans, soy Beets Broccoli Brussels sprouts Burdock Cabbage Cabbage, Chinese Carrot Cauliflower Collards Corn, sweet Corn, ornamental Cucumber Endive Greens, mustard Kale Kohlrabi Leeks Lettuce Melons Onions, bulbing Onions, bunching Parsnips Peas, fresh Pumpkin Radish, small Radish, daikon Rutabaga Salsify Spinach, full size Squash, summer Zucchini Yellow Summer Patty Pan/Scallop Squash, winter Turnip Watermelon 100' Row 800 seeds 420 seeds 1 lb. 1lb. lb. 1/2 lb. 1500 seeds 200 seeds 200 seeds 1/2 oz. 200 seeds 300 seeds 3000 seeds 200 seeds 450 seeds 200 seeds 200 seeds 300 seeds 600 seeds 1,500 seeds 450 seeds 1500 seeds 600 seeds 450 seeds 200 seeds 2,000 seeds 5,000 seeds or 4 oz. 1/3 oz. or 2,000 seeds 1.3 lbs. 200 seeds 3,500 seeds 600 seeds 600 seeds 2,000 seeds 1,000 seeds 1/2 Average Yield Per: Acre Weight # of seeds (M=1,000) 116M 46M 100' 45 lbs. 80 lbs. 17 lbs. 15 lbs. 8 lbs. 20 lbs. fresh, 12 lbs. dry 40 lbs. greens, 65 lbs. roots 50 lbs. 60 lbs. 60 lbs. 150 lbs.; 60 heads 90 lbs. 60 heads 150 lbs. 120 lbs.; 60 heads 75 lbs. 8 dozen ears 20 lbs. fresh, 12 lbs. dry 120 lbs. 80 heads 100 lbs. 75 lbs. 50 lbs. 150 stalks 100 heads 100 fruits 140 lbs. 100 lbs. 75 lbs. 25 lbs. 300 lbs. 100 bunches 200 lbs. 150 lbs. 60 lbs. 40 lbs. 200 lbs. 200 lbs. 150 lbs. 200 lbs. 100 lbs. greens; 50 lbs. roots 70 fruits Acre 6,500 lbs. 11,600 lbs. 2,500 lbs. 2,100 lbs. 3,480 lbs. 3,000 lbs. fresh 14,000 lbs. roots 7,250 lbs. 8,500 lbs. 13,000 lbs. 22,000 lbs. 13,000 lbs. 33,000 lbs. 17,000 lbs. 16,000 lbs. 1,200 dozen 2,900 lbs. 17,500 lbs. 17,000 heads 29,000 lbs. 16,000 lbs. 14,500 lbs. 32,550 stalks 29,000 heads 14,500 fruits 42,000 lbs. 29,000 lbs. 16,000 lbs. 5,000 lbs. 21,500 lbs. 29,000 bunches 43,000 lbs. 32,500 lbs. 17,400 lbs. 11,600 lbs. 30,000 lbs. 30,000 lbs. 22,000 lbs. 30,000 lbs. 14,500 lbs. roots 10,000 fruits 145 lbs. 145 lbs. 72 lbs. 87 lbs. 436M 58M 35M 6 lbs. 29M 66M 720M 29M 112M 29M 22M 175M 112M 436M 105M 131M 15M 580M 1,500M 436M 14.5M 1,000M 131M 290M 22M 22M 22M 15M 5.5 lbs. 11/3 lbs. 15M 1 lb. 6-20 lbs. 10 oz. 1.3 lbs. 1 lb. 11 oz. 51/2 oz. 71/2 lbs. 4 lbs. 272 lbs. 5 lbs. 21 lbs. 51/4 lbs. 141/4 oz. 101/4 lbs. 300 seeds 300 seeds 300 seeds 200 seeds 3,500 seeds 200 seeds Transplanted Vegetable Crops Plants to expect from* Vegetable PKT 1,000 Seeds Artichoke 16 650 56-84 85-100 Beets 280 800 35-42 35-45 Broccoli 80 800 28-42 45-70 Brussels Sprouts 80 800 28-42 100-110 Cabbage 80 800 28-42 50-150 Cauliflower 80 800 28-42 45-80 Celeriac 150 600 56-70 100-120 Celery 188 750 56-70 75-90 Eggplant 20 800 42-56 50-75 Kale 80 800 28-42 40-50 Kohlrabi 80 800 28-42 30-40 Leeks 175 700 70-84 75-100 Lettuce 450 900 21-35 35-65 Melons 24 800 14-21 70-85 Onions, Bulbing 188 750 70-84 75-100 Pepper 19 750 42-56 50-70 Tomato 33 810 35-56 50-85 Watermelon 24 800 21-28 70-85 * # of seeds X JSS Min. Germination % = Plants to expect Feet of Row Per Acre (1 acre=43,560 square feet) Single Rows Distance Apart 12” 16" 18” 20” 24” 28” 30” 32” 36” 40” 42” 48” 60” 72” Days from Days from Average Yield sowing to transplanting to per 100' transplant mature crops 95 lbs. 65 lbs. 50 lbs. 60 lbs. 150 lbs. 120 lbs.; 60 heads 60 lbs. 100 heads 75 lbs. 75 lbs. 50 lbs. 150 stalks 100 heads; 50 lbs. 100 fruits 140 lbs. 50 lbs. 150 lbs. 70 Fruits Number of Row Feet/ Acre 43,560 32,670 29,040 26,136 21,780 18,668 17,424 16,335 14,520 13,068 12,445 10,890 8,712 7,260 Rows/Bed on beds spaced 6' on center 1 2 3 4 5 6 row rows rows rows rows rows Number of Row Feet/ Acre 7,260 14,520 21,780 29,040 36,300 43,560 Number of seeds to plant/acre: Find your row spacing on the chart. Multiply the corresponding row feet per acre figure by the number of seeds (plants) you plan to sow per foot to arrive at the number of seeds you will need per acre. Example: You plan to sow 20 seeds per foot on rows 24” apart; 20 x 21,780=435,600 seeds/acre. 4 Vegetables 1-877-564-6697 Johnnyseeds.com

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Resistance Codes for Vegetables Code Type English Name Rust Anthracnose Bacterial Brown Spot Bean Mosaic Virus Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus Halo Blight Powdery Mildew Common Rust Downy Mildew Black Rot Downy Mildew Fusarium Yellows Club Root Downy Mildew Fusarium Yellows Alternaria Blight Bacterial Blight Cercospora Blight Cavity Spot Powdery Mildew Fusarium Yellows Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus Northern Corn Leaf Blight Common Rust Southern Corn Leaf Blight Smut Stewart’s Wilt Anthracnose Angular Leaf Spot VEGETABLE RESISTANCE CODES Code Onion (FBR) (PR) Peas (F) (F2) (PM) (PEMV) (PLR) Pepper Scientific Name Puccinia asparagi Colletotrichum lindemuthianum Pseudomonas syringae pv. Syringae Type Fungus Fungus Fungus Fungus Fungus Virus Virus English Name Fusarium Basal Rot Pink Root Fusarium Wilt (Race 1) Fusarium Wilt (Races 1 & 2) Powdery Mildew Pea Enation Mosaic Virus Pea Leaf Roll Virus Bacterial Leaf Spot Races 1-3 Scientific Name Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cepae Phoma terrestris Fusarium oxysporum Fusarium oxysporum Erysiphe pisi Asparagus (R) Fungus Beans (A) Fungus (BBS) Bacteria (BMV) Virus (CTM) Virus (HB) Bacteria (PM) Fungus (R) Fungus Broccoli (DM) Water mold Cabbage (BR) Fungus (DM) Water mold (FY) Fungus Chinese Cabbage (CR) Fungus (DM) Water mold (FY) Fungus Carrots (AB) Fungus (BB) Bacteria (C) Fungus (CS) Fungus (PM) Fungus Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. phaseolicola Podosphaera xanthii Puccinia sorghi Peronospora parasitaca Didymella bryoniae Peronospora parasitaca Fusarium oxysporum conglutinans Plasmodiophora brassicae Hyaloperonospora parasitica Fusarium oxysporum conglutinans Alternaria dauci Xanthomonas carotae Cercospora carotae Pythium spp. Erysiphe heraclei or Leveillula taurica Fusarium oxysporum conglutinans Cauliflower (FY) Fungus Corn (MDMV) Virus (NCLB) Fungus (R) Fungus (SCLB) Fungus (SM) Fungus (SW) Bacteria Cucumber (A) Fungus (ALS) Bacteria Exserohilum turcicum Puccinia sorghi Bipolaris maydis Ustilago zeae Pantoea stewartii Colletotrichum orbiculare Pseudomonas syringae pv. lachrymans Erwinia tracheiphila Bacterial Wilt Cucumber Mosaic Virus Cucumber Vein Yellowing (CVYV) Virus Virus (DM) Water mold Downy Mildew (PM) Fungus Powdery Mildew (PRV) Virus Papaya Ringspot Virus (S) Fungus Scab (TSP) Fungus Target Spot (ZYMV) Virus Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Greens, Arugula (DM) Water mold Downy Mildew Lettuce (DM) Water mold Downy Mildew (LMV) Virus Lettuce Mosaic Virus (Nr) Insect Lettuce Aphid (Rs) Bacteria Corky Root Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (TBSV) Virus (Lettuce Dieback Complex) Melon (DM) Water mold Downy Mildew (F) Fungus Fusarium Wilt (Race 1) (F2) Fungus Fusarium Wilt (Races 1 & 2) Fusarium Wilt (Races 0, (F3) Fungus 1 & 2) (PM) Fungus Powdery Mildew (WMV) Virus Watermelon Mosaic Virus (B) Bacteria (CMV) Virus Pseudoperonospora cubensis Podosphaera xanthii Cladosponum cucumerinum Corynespora cassiicola Peronospora parasitaca Bremia lactucae Nasonovia ribisnigri Rhizomonas suberifaciens Pseudoperonospora cubensis Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis Sphaerotheca fuliginea Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria Xanthomonas campestris pv. (BLS 1, 2) Bacteria Bacterial Leaf Spot Races 1 & 2 vesicatoria (PC) Water mold Phytophthora Root Rot Phytophthora capsici (PVY) Virus Potato Virus Y (TEV) Virus Tomarot Etch Virus (TM 0-2) Virus Tobamovirus Races 0-2 (TM 0-3) Virus Tobamovirus Races 0-3 (TMV) Virus Tobacco Mosaic Virus Pumpkin Didymella bryoniae (BR) Fungus Black Rot (PM) Fungus Powdery Mildew Podosphaera xanthii (WMV) Virus Watermelon Mosaic Virus Spinach (Cv) Fungus Cladosporium Leaf Spot Cladosporium variabile (DM) Fungus Downy Mildew Peronospora farinosa f.sp. spinaciae Summer Squash (CMV) Virus Cucumber Mosaic Virus (PM) Fungus Powdery Mildew Podosphaera xanthii (PRV) Virus Papaya Ringspot Virus (WMV) Virus Watermelon Mosaic Virus (ZYMV) Virus Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Winter Squash (BR) Fungus Black Rot Didymella bryoniae (PM) Fungus Powdery Mildew Podosphaera xanthii Tomato (AB) Fungus Early Blight Alternaria solani Alternaria alternata f. sp.  (AS) Fungus Alternaria Stem Canker lycopersici Fusarium oxysporum f. sp.  (F) Fungus Fusarium Wilt lycopersici Fusarium oxysporum f. sp.  (F2) Fungus Fusarium Wilt (Races 1 & 2) lycopersici Fusarium oxysporum f. sp.  (F3) Fungus Fusarium Wilt (Races 0, 1 & 2) lycopersici Fusarium oxysporum f. sp.  (FOR) Fungus Fusarium Crown and Root Rot radicis-lycopersici (L) Fungus Gray Leaf Spot Stemphylium solani (LB) Water mold Late Blight Phytophthora infestans (LM) Fungus Leaf Mold Cladosporium fulvum Meloidogyne arenaria, (N) Nematodes Nematodes incognita, javanica (PL) Fungus Corky Root Rot Pyrenochaeta lycopersici (PM) Fungus Powdery Mildew Oidium lycopersicum (PST) Bacteria Bacterial Speck Pseudomonas syringae (TMV) Virus Tobacco Mosaic Virus (ToANV) Virus Tomato Apex Necrosis Virus (ToMV) Virus Tomato Mosaic Virus (TYLCV) Virus Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (V) Fungus Verticillium Wilt Verticillium albo-atrum Watermelon (A) Fungus Anthracnose Colletotrichum orbiculare (F) Fungus Fusarium Wilt (Race 1) Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis (BLS 1-3) Bacteria HR: = High Resistance IR: = Intermediate Resistance ADeveloped By JSS | BJSS Exclusive | J Organic | AAS Winner | DHeirloom | FExceptionally Cold Tolerant | 8Exceptionally Heat Tolerant | CGreenhouse Performer GContainers | RCut Flower | ISalad Mix | UEdible Flower | O Dried Flower |PTrellis Needed | L Plant Variety Protected | Easy Choice 5

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V E G E TA B L E S 2016 AAS AWARD WINNER NEW Pete Zuck and Lauren Giroux, Product Managers 2015 was a busy year for our vegetable team. Facing an ever-expanding customer base, we tested more varieties in a broader range of climates than ever before. We conducted trials with many long-time Johnny’s growers, who gave us deep, nuanced input on how our products performed in the field and at market. We discovered some wonderful new products and also validated many of the varieties you have come to trust year after year. Heartfelt thanks go out to those who contributed their land and labor to helping us put this assortment of products together. We couldn’t do this without you! Pete Zuck and Lauren Giroux, Product Managers Escamillo (F1) 3125G 60 days green, 80 days yellow ripe. AJ NEW Large, golden yellow corno di toro type. Bred by Johnny's, Escamillo has a gorgeous shape with similar lobed shoulders and a flavor that rivals Carmen's. Fruits are 6" long x 2-21/2" wide. AAS winner. PKT $5.20; 100 Seeds $14.25; 250 Seeds $25.85; 500 Seeds $46.60; 1,000 Seeds $86.35; 5M @ $72.91/M; 25M @ $62.87/M. Look for other bull's horn varieties on page 97. 6 Vegetables 1-877-564-6697 Johnnyseeds.com

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A RT I C HO K E A N D C A RDO ON Artichoke and Cardoon GLOBE ARTICHOKE Globe artichoke is an easily grown, gourmet delight. The “globe” is the flower bud which includes the edible parts: the fleshy bases of the outer bracts, the inner bracts, the receptacle, and portions of the floral stem. Imperial Star 2120 85 days. C. scolymus Earliest green annual for summer harvests. Green artichoke specifically bred for annual production from seed. The 11/2- 3' tall plants typically produce a total of 1-2 primary buds, which average 3-4" in diameter, and 5-7 smaller secondary buds. Perennial in Zone 7 and warmer; otherwise treat as an annual. PKT $3.95; 100 Seeds $8.75; 250 Seeds $17.85; 1,000 Seeds $50.05; 5M @ $42.52/M; 10M @ $38.25/M. Imperial Star ARTICHOKE AND CARDOON Cynara spp. CULTURE: Artichokes and Cardoon require very fertile, well-drained soils in a pH range of 6.5-8.0. Sow Artichokes indoors 8-12 weeks before last spring frost date. Cardoon is more vigorous and can be started later, 6-8 weeks prior to last frost date. Plant 2-3 seeds per cell in plug trays or individual containers 1/4" deep. Germinate at 70-80°F (21-26°C). As soon as seedlings can be handled, transplant to 4" pots or 11/2" cell-type containers and grow at 60-70°F (15-21°C) day and 50-60°F (10-15°C) night. Transplant 6- to 12-week-old plants to the field 2-3' apart in rows 4-6' apart. Perennial in Zones 7 and warmer, otherwise, treat as an annual. See specific requirements for each species below. GLOBE ARTICHOKES: IMPORTANT COLD TREATMENT (VERNALIZATION): Time transplanting so plants receive 10 days of 45-50°F (7.2-10°C) temperatures to induce earlier budding. Protect from frost. HARVEST: Clip mature buds mid-summer to mid-fall, depending on location. MILD AREAS: Where winter low is above 14°F (-10°C), sow seeds in fall, harvest in spring. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: Avg. 9,650. CARDOON: BLANCHING: Gather stalks in late summer or early fall, tie upright with twine, and wrap with black plastic or black and white newspaper to exclude sunlight. Blanching is done for 3-4 weeks during the cooler weather of early fall. HARVEST: Harvest after blanching, cutting at the base of the stalks to keep intact. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: Avg. 12,350. PACKET: 25 seeds unless otherwise noted. Opera (F1) 2231 100 days. R C. scolymus Purple annual for late summer to mid-fall harvest. Purple artichoke specifically bred for annual production from seed. The 21/2-3' tall, upright plants produce 1-3 primary buds, which average 3-4" in diameter, followed by 8-10 secondary buds that are 11/2- 23/4" in diameter. Perennial in Zone 7 and warmer; otherwise treat as an annual. Utility patent #20110072536. PKT (10 seeds) $9.95; 50 Seeds $45.90; 100 Seeds $84.75; 250 Seeds $168.30; 500 Seeds $290.70; 1,000 Seeds $504.90; 5M @ $484.50/M. Imperial Star and Opera CARDOON Cardoons are related to globe artichokes, however the stems rather than the buds of the plant are used. They are also grown for their large purple flowers and attractive silvery leaves. Porto Spineless 1749 100 days. R C. cardunculus Artichoke-flavored leaf stalks. The leaf stalks and midrib of cardoon have a similar flavor to artichoke when boiled (not for eating raw). Both portions are commonly used as a side vegetable, addition to stuffing, or in soups and stews. If left un-harvested, the 3-4' tall plants will produce large purple, thistle-like flowers. The sharply lobed and serrated, silvergreen leaves are a unique addition to flower arrangements. Perennial in Zones 6-10. PKT $3.95; 50 Seeds $5.85; 250 Seeds $9.65; 1,000 Seeds $25.75; 5M @ $21.89/M; 10M @ $16.74/M. Porto Spineless GROWING TIP Artichoke buds will open to produce purple, thistle-like flowers. The buds may be used in flower bouquets in either the closed edible stage or their open flowering stage. Germination Guide Soil Temp °C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 °F 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 Optimum Range ADeveloped By JSS | BJSS Exclusive | J Organic | AAS Winner | DHeirloom | FExceptionally Cold Tolerant | 8Exceptionally Heat Tolerant | CGreenhouse Performer GContainers | RCut Flower | ISalad Mix | UEdible Flower | O Dried Flower |PTrellis Needed | L Plant Variety Protected | Easy Choice 7

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ASPARA GUS ASPARAGUS Aspa r a gus o f f i c in a lis CULTURE: Asparagus is a long-lived perennial vegetable crop. With proper site selection, preparation, and care, it can thrive for 15 years or more. Asparagus prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 7.0 in full sun or part shade. Soil testing and bed preparation should be completed in the season prior to planting. May not perform well in warmer areas such as TX, MS, GA, LA, AL, or FL, as it may not become dormant, which is needed to prevent frost/freeze damage to crowns in winter months. GROWING FROM SEEDS: Sow seeds indoors 12-14 weeks before desired transplant date. Sow 1 seed per 2" cell, 1/2-3/4" deep. Germinate at 75-80°F (23-27°C) day, 65°F (18°C) night. Fertilize moderately as needed. After last frost, plant seedlings similarly to crowns, but use W-shaped furrow. Plant the seedlings in the low middle point of the W to ensure better drainage. Gradually fill in furrow as plants grow. PLANTING CROWNS: Crowns can be planted about 3-4 weeks prior to last average frost date. In a furrow 5-8" deep (shallower for heavy soils), 12" wide, place crowns with buds up and roots spread out, 8-14" apart in row (closer spacing creates more slender spears), 3-6' between rows. Cover crowns with 2-3" of soil at planting. As spears grow, gradually fill in furrow. Use caution when cultivating to avoid damaging crowns. Keep bed free of weeds (straw or leaf mulch works well) and irrigate regularly during establishment. Allow "ferns" to grow — do not cut until they senesce in the fall. Add compost or aged manure to the beds each fall or early spring. HARVEST: One year and two years after planting, beds can be harvested lightly in spring (7-14 days). A normal harvest of 6 weeks is possible three years after planting. Marketable spears are approximately 7" in length and pencil-size in diameter. Harvest by bending spears over until they snap, or cut with knife just below soil surface. Store harvested spears upright at 36°F (2.2°C) and 95-100% relative humidity for up to 2 weeks. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: Avg. 16,500. PACKET: 30 seeds sows approx. 25' depending on spacing. Asparagus CROWNS Purple Passion (F1) 2225 Harvest begins second year after planting. Purple spears. Sweeter and more tender than green varieties, with beautiful purple spears. A colorful option for raw eating in salads. Spears turn green when cooked, but still have excellent flavor. For best results, plant crowns at 6-8" inrow spacing to prevent overly thick spears. We supply hardy, one-year-old crowns. Perennial. 25 Crowns $35.00; 100 Crowns $75.00; 300 Crowns $210.00; 600 Crowns $390.00; 1,000 Crowns $447.80. Jersey Supreme (F1) 2754 Harvest begins second year after planting. (HR: R.) High yielding standard type from crowns. Another variety from the Rutgers-bred Jersey line with excellent yield potential. Also is highly tolerant to fusarium. We supply hardy, one-yearold crowns. Perennial. 25 Crowns $35.00; 100 Crowns $75.00; 300 Crowns $210.00; 600 Crowns $390.00; 1,000 Crowns $447.80. Purple Passion Asparagus Crowns S H I P P IN G I NFORMAT I ON Asparagus crowns ship in the spring by plant hardiness zone, starting in the South. You may choose your desired ship week or select the ship week designated for your plant hardiness zone. Please call or visit Johnnyseeds.com for more information. We are unable to ship asparagus crowns outside of the U.S. or to U.S. territories. Please remember to provide a physical address for delivery as we cannot ship crowns to PO Boxes. SEEDS Jersey Knight (F1) 2039 (HR: R.) Asparagus from seeds. This variety is a good option if limited space necessitates replanting asparagus in the same location due to its high tolerance to fusarium. Also does well in heavier soils. Perennial. PKT $4.95; 100 Seeds $12.95; 250 Seeds $19.95; 500 Seeds $32.95; 1,000 Seeds $54.95; 5M @ $52.00/M; 25M @ $50.00/M. Jersey Knight Asparagus Resistance Codes (R) Rust HR: = High Resistance IR: = Intermediate Resistance GROWING TIP Open pollinated asparagus varieties are "dioecious," meaning they have separate male and female plants. Hybrid asparagus varieties have been bred to be predominantly male or all male to increase crop productivity, as male plants do not sacrifice energy to set seed. 8 Germination Guide Soil Temp °C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 °F 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 Optimum Range One of Johnny's product technicians, Lindsay Spigel, discussing asparagus trials Vegetables 1-877-564-6697 Johnnyseeds.com

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BEANS BUSH BEANS Ph a s e o l us v u lg a ris CULTURE: Choose well-drained soil with a pH above 6.0. After last frost date sow seeds about 2" apart, 1" deep, in rows 20-36" apart. Optimum soil temperature for germination is 70-90°F (2132°C). Plant untreated seed when daytime soil temperatures average at least 60°F (16°C), or risk poor germination. Inoculants can increase yields. For a continuous supply make successive sowings every 2-3 weeks through mid-summer. Dark-colored seeds germinate better in cool soil than white seeds. DISEASES: Plow under or remove and compost bean straw in the fall to hasten destruction of most disease organisms. For sclerotinia spp. (white mold) control, plant at wider row spacing to promote drying of plant leaves and soil. Practice a three-year crop rotation, preferably into corn or grain crops. All our bush bean seeds are Halo-Blight free. INSECT PESTS: Mexican bean beetles can be controlled with pyrethrin or azadirachtin. (See Index) HARVEST: Regularly to encourage new pod set. STORAGE: Store at 40°F (5°C) and 90% relative humidity for 7-10 days. AVG. SEEDING RATE: 1M sows 125', 1 lb./175', 116M/acre at 8 seeds/ft. and 3' row spacing. SEED SPECS: See individual varieties. PACKET: 175 seeds sows 21'. Bush Beans NEW NEW Cosmos Orient ROUND POD Provider 50 days. (HR: BMV, PM.) Earliest to market. Can be planted earlier than other beans because it germinates well in cool soils. Provider is easy to grow and adaptable to diverse soil and climate conditions. Purple seeds. Avg. 1,350 seeds/lb. Select 10G (Organic) or 10 (Nonorganic) seeds. NEW The best variety for serving as whole beans. The dark green, medium pods avg 4-41/2", and are excellent for restaurant sales where they may be served as whole beans. Tall, upright plants. Suitable for machine or hand harvest. Better flavor than Rockport, which it replaces. White seeds. Avg. 2,500 seeds/lb. PKT $3.95; 1,000 Seeds $5.50; 5M @ $4.47/M; 25M @ $3.52/M; 100M @ $2.83/M; 500M @ $2.52/M. Orient 3625 55 days. (HR: BMV, HB. IR: BBS, CTM.) B 10G Organic J PKT $4.20; 1,000 Seeds $6.85; 5M @ $5.62/M; 25M @ $4.82/M; 100M @ $3.89/M; 500M @ $3.47/M. 10 Nonorganic Bean Resistance Codes (A) (BB) (BBS) (BMV) (CTM) (HB) (PM) (R) Anthracnose Bacterial Blight Bacterial Brown Spot One or more races of Bean Mosaic Virus Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus Halo Blight Powdery Mildew Common Rust HR: = High Resistance IR: = Intermediate Resistance PKT $3.95; 1,000 Seeds $5.05; 5M @ $2.84/M; 25M @ $2.05/M; 100M @ $1.91/M; 500M @ $1.68/M. Cosmos 3874 56 days. (HR: BMV, CTM. IR: BBS.) BL For machine or hand harvest. Fancy, dark green beans average 6-61/2" and are of superior eating quality. Medium, upright bush keeps pods off the ground. Good heat tolerance. White seeds. Avg. 2,800 seeds/lb. PKT $3.95; 1,000 Seeds $5.50; 5M @ $4.47/M; 25M @ $3.52/M; 100M @ $2.83/M; 500M @ $2.52/M. E-Z Pick 2420G 55 days. (HR: BMV.) J Easiest for hand harvest. Beans mature at the same time and are easy to separate from stems, making them exceptionally easy to hand harvest. E-Z Pick grows on sturdy, upright plants which saves time when picking. White seeds. Avg. 1,500 seeds/lb. PKT $4.20; 1,000 Seeds $7.50; 5M @ $6.20/M; 25M @ $5.25/M; 100M @ $4.37/M; 500M @ $3.78/M. Germination Guide Soil Temp °C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 °F 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 Optimum Range Bush Bean Comparison Chart Part # 16G J 2420G J 3625 3874 2944G J 3011 2708 Filet Round 22 2559 3218 19G J 3286 11G J 3175 Variety Jade E-Z Pick NEW Orient Cosmos Royal Burgundy Amethyst Carson Maxibel Velour Amarillo Tavera NEW Dulcina Jumbo Days Pod Color 50 53 55 55 56 55 56 52 50 51 53 54 53 55 Medium Green Medium Dark Green Medium Dark Green Dark Green Dark Green Purple Purple Yellow Green Purple Yellow Green Green Green Pod Pod Length Pod Diameter Shape Disease Resistance 5-51/2" Large 6-7" Medium Round Round (HR: BMV, PM.) (HR: BMV. IR: BBS, CTM, R.) (HR: BMV.) (HR: BMV, CTM. IR: BBS.) — (HR: BMV.) (HR: A, BMV. IR: BBS.) — (HR: BMV, HB.) (HR: A, BMV, HB.) (HR: A, BMV.) — (HR: BMV.) — Seed Color Purple Pale green White White Buff Tan White Brown mottled Light brown White White White Lt. brown with dark brown stripes Tan with dark speckles 10G J & 10 Provider Full Size, Round Pod 51/2-6" Medium Large Round 4-41/2" Medium Small Round 6-61/2" Medium Large Round 5" 51/2" 7” 4-5" 4-5" 6" 6-7" Medium Medium Small Small Small Large Large Round Round Round Round Round Round Flat Flat Flat 5-51/2" Medium Large Round (HR: BMV, HB. IR: BBS, CTM.) White 41/2-5" Small Flat Pod Dragon’s Tongue 57 Yellow with purple mottles 6-61/2" Large ADeveloped By JSS | BJSS Exclusive | J Organic | AAS Winner | DHeirloom | FExceptionally Cold Tolerant | 8Exceptionally Heat Tolerant | CGreenhouse Performer GContainers | RCut Flower | ISalad Mix | UEdible Flower | O Dried Flower |PTrellis Needed | L Plant Variety Protected | Easy Choice 9

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BEANS Jade 16G 53 days. (HR: BMV. IR: BBS, CTM, R.) J Long attractive pods. Jade's 6-7", slender, deep green pods are exceptionally tender and delicious. Large, upright plants keep beans clean and straight. Heat tolerant and high yielding even when stressed by heat or cold. Pale green seeds. Avg. 1,600 seeds/lb. PKT $4.20; 1,000 Seeds $7.50; 5M @ $6.20/M; 25M @ $5.25/M; 100M @ $4.37/M; 500M @ $3.78/M. Amethyst 3011 56 days. (HR: BMV.) Jade Amethyst Fanciest purple bean. Pods are slightly thinner, straighter, and more attractive than Royal Burgundy. Pods avg. 5-51/2" long and are borne on medium-sized, upright plants. Very good flavor raw or cooked. Pods turn green when cooked. Tan colored seeds. Avg. 1,300 seeds/lb. PKT $3.95; 1,000 Seeds $9.55; 5M @ $7.88/M; 25M @ $6.70/M; 100M @ $5.92/M; 500M @ $5.56/M. Royal Burgundy 2944G 55 days. J Organic purple bean. The brilliant purple, 5" pods are eye-catching at market, easy to spot when harvesting, and add stunning color to salads when used raw. The pods do turn green when cooked. Upright plants are dark green with a purple tinge. Buff-colored seeds. Avg. 1,500 seeds/lb. PKT $4.20; 1,000 Seeds $7.00; 5M @ $5.76/M; 25M @ $4.93/M; 100M @ $4.04/M; 500M @ $3.78/M. Royal Burgundy Carson Carson 2708 52 days. (HR: A, BMV. IR: BBS.) L Featured Product Trilogy 3193G 55 days. BJ A delightful mix of green, yellow, and purple bush beans. This mix of Provider, Royal Burgundy, and Rocdor is perfect for the gardener with limited space. A little planning is required as Provider will mature first, followed by Rocdor, and then Royal Burgundy. PKT $4.95. High yielding and flavorful. Carson's fancy, slim, 51/2" pods grow on vigorous and productive plants. A great looking yellow bean with good disease resistance. White seeds. Avg. 1,800 seeds/lb. PKT $3.95; 1,000 Seeds $6.55; 5M @ $4.67/M; 25M @ $3.98/M; 100M @ $3.37/M; 500M @ $3.14/M. Rocdor 26G 52 days. J Sorry, no seed available this season. GROWING TIP Selected for flavor, appearance, & productivity, all of our bush bean seeds are halo blight free. Darkcolored seeds germinate better in cool soil than white seeds. NEW FLAT POD NEW Tender and full-flavored Italian flat-pod beans. The sweet, tender, medium green pods avg. 51/2-6" X 3/4", and are borne on large semi-upright plants. Better flavor and more upright habit than Pension, which it replaces. White seeds. Avg. 1,200 seeds/lb. PKT $3.95; 1,000 Seeds $8.65; 5M @ $7.16/M; 25M @ $5.72/M; 100M @ $3.30/M. Dulcina 3286 53 days. (HR: BMV.) BL Dulcina Jumbo 11G 55 days. (HR: BMV.) BJ Giant, Italian-style green beans. Jumbo has dark green, extra-long pods with rich flavor. While the beans are normally picked at 6-7", they are still stringless at over 10". Seeds are light brown with dark brown stripes. In very fertile soil, plants may grow short vines (runners), but need no support. Jumbo tends to have a lower than average germination rate. Avg. 900 seeds/lb. PKT $4.20; 1,000 Seeds $9.45; 5M @ $7.82/M; 25M @ $6.67/M; 100M @ $6.25/M; 500M @ $6.10/M. Dragon's Tongue 3175 57 days. D Jumbo Dragon's Tongue Unique, flashy heirloom. Avg. 6-61/2" flat pods are pale yellow with purple streaks. They are tender and sweet and good in salads or cooked. Purple disappears upon cooking. Tan seeds with dark speckles. Avg. 1,200 seeds/lb. PKT $3.95; 1,000 Seeds $7.00; 5M @ $5.76/M; 25M @ $4.93/M; 100M @ $4.04/M; 500M @ $3.78/M. 10 Vegetables 1-877-564-6697 Johnnyseeds.com

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BEANS FILET BEANS Also called "haricots verts", slender filet beans are no longer found only in gourmet restaurants. To ensure the best flavor, we recommend picking every 36-48 hours. Steam or sauté for just a minute and enjoy. Soybeans Black Jet 99 104 days. A Best flavor for use as a dry bean. Easy to grow, even in short-season areas. The 2' plants are early maturing and are prolific yielders of medium-sized, jet-black soybeans. Thin skinned with rich flavor. Avg. 1,700 seeds/lb. PKT $4.20; 1/2 Lb. $10.80; Lb. $17.35; 5 Lbs. @ $14.60/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $12.81/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $11.92/Lb. Envy 105 75 days. Maxibel Amarillo The earliest-to-market fresh soybean. Envy is well established as the short-season favorite soybean. The upright, 2' tall plants bear an early crop of bright green beans for "edamame", fresh shelling, or drying. Much earlier but lower yielding, and not as flavorful as Butterbeans. Tan pubescence. Developed by the late Prof. E. M. Meader, Univ. of New Hampshire. Avg. 2,100 seeds/lb. PKT $3.95; 1/2 Lb. $10.80; Lb. $17.35; 5 Lbs. @ $14.60/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $12.81/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $11.92/Lb. Black Jet Velour Tohya 2553 78 days. Early with delicious, buttery flavor and tender-firm texture. Plump, pale green pods avg. three seeds per pod. Eating quality is as good as Butterbeans. Compact plants avg. 2' and have a concentrated set which allows for hand or machine harvest. White pubescence. Avg. 1,200 seeds/lb. PKT $3.95; 1/2 Lb. $10.80; Lb. $17.35; 5 Lbs. @ $14.60/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $12.81/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $11.92/Lb. Tohya Tavera Filet Beans Inoculants for Beans Treat legume seeds prior to planting for richer soil, bigger plants, and better yields. Cannot ship to Canada. Maxibel 22 50 days. Long and elegant. High yields of slender, 7" green pods. Hand pick. Brown mottled seeds. Avg. 1,900 seeds/lb. PKT $3.95; 1,000 Seeds $9.75; 5M @ $8.04/M; 25M @ $6.83/M; 100M @ $6.04/M; 500M @ $5.67/M. Butterbeans 104G 90 days. AJ A long-time favorite for the home garden. Sweet and buttery. Butterbeans are acclaimed as the finest in green vegetable soybeans. The 2-21/2' stocky plants are wellbranched and stand well, producing a prolific set of large pods with tan pubescence. A good percentage of pods contain three large beans that are relatively easy to shell. Please note that there will be a few plants with white pubescence and an occasional extra-tall plant in this year's seed lot. The beans on the white plants taste similar to the regular Butterbeans, but those on the extra-tall plants are of inferior eating quality. We are working on removing these offtypes from future productions. Avg. 2,100 seeds/lb. PKT $4.20; 1/2 Lb. $10.80; Lb. $17.35; 5 Lbs. @ $14.60/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $12.81/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $11.92/Lb. Amarillo 3218 53 days. (HR: A, BMV, HB.) B For the yellow filet market. Thin, fancy, straight yellow pods avg. 41/2-5" on medium-sized, upright plants. Good flavor. Replaced Concador. White seeds. Avg. 5,300 seeds/lb. PKT $3.95; 1,000 Seeds $6.55; 5M @ $4.67/M; 25M @ $3.98/M; 100M @ $3.37/M; 500M @ $3.14/M. Garden Combination 9321 JY For peas, beans, vetch, and more. Treats 8 lb. $4.55. Pea, Lentil, and Vetch Inoculant 9359 JY For garden/field peas, fava/broad beans, vetch, and more. Treats 100 lb. $5.95. Velour 2559 51 days. (HR: BMV, HB.) First purple filet bean. "Extra-fine" grade beans are short, 4-5" long, with straight, slender, bright purple pods. Turns green upon cooking. Medium-sized upright plants yield well. Small beige seeds. Avg. 2,900 seeds/lb. PKT $3.95; 1,000 Seeds $6.55; 5M @ $4.67/M; 25M @ $3.98/M; 100M @ $3.37/M; 500M @ $3.14/M. Soybean Inoculant 9324 JY Treats 300 lb. $9.85. Tavera 19G 54 days. (HR: A, BMV.) J Short fancy pods. "Extra-fine" grade beans are short, 4-5" long, with medium dark green, round pods. Mediumsize plants. White seeds. Avg. 3,800 seeds/lb. PKT $4.20; 1,000 Seeds $5.30; 5M @ $3.66/M; 25M @ $2.84/M; 100M @ $2.47/M; 500M @ $2.23/M. SOYBEANS Gl yc i n e m ax CULTURE: After last frost date plant 8 seeds/ft., 1" deep, rows 15-30" apart. Upright plants are easier to cultivate. For nitrogen-fixing inoculants, use those formulated for soybean crops. FRESH SOYBEAN HARVEST AND COOKING: Most pods ripen at once. Clip plants near base when the beans are plump in the pods. Beans attain their highest fresh weight just as pods begin to lose their bright green color. Hand-strip remaining leaves and tie small bunches of plants for retailing. Shelling tips: strip pods, rinse, and steam or boil about five minutes, or until tender. Package for freezing at this point. DRY SOYBEAN HARVEST: When at least 90% of the leaves have fallen and the pods are dry, pull the plants out by the roots. Complete drying under cover if weather is wet. THRESHING: See "Dry Bean" Growing Information. STORAGE: Make sure beans are dry (max. 9% moisture) and then store in a cool place. Freeze dry beans to control storage insect pests. AVG. SEEDING RATE: 1 lb./225', Germination Guide 5 lb./1,000', 87 lb./acre at 8 seeds/ft. Soil Temp °C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 and rows 30" apart. °F 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: See individual Optimum varieties. PACKET: 100 seeds sows 11-14'. Range FILET BEANS Pha s e o l us vu lg a ris CULTURE: Filet beans are intended to be picked very slender, 1/8-1/4" in diameter. A continuous yield of "extra fine" (1/4" diam.) grade is maintained by picking every 36-48 hours. Three days in hot weather or five days in cool weather is about the maximum delay between harvests to ensure an absence of oversized, tough beans. Otherwise grow just like ordinary bush beans. Not recommended for freezing or canning. PACKET: 175 seeds sows 20'-25'. 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BEANS Pole Beans ROUND POD Carminat 3170 62 days. P Beautiful, slender purple pods. Much nicer than older, purple pole bean varieties. Harvest pods at 8-9". Excellent, rich, and slightly sweet flavor. Suitable for fresh use in salads or cooked. Beans turn green when cooked. Tan seeds. Avg. 1,400 seeds/lb. PKT $3.95; 250 Seeds $11.90; 500 Seeds $20.80; 1,000 Seeds $33.50; 5M @ $27.49/M; 25M @ $23.46/M; 100M @ $21.48/M. Carminat Fortex Fortex 34 60 days. P Early, dependable pole bean with an extended harvest period. Growing to over 11", Fortex produces extra long, round pods. Early and very productive, the beans may be picked at 7" in length for extra slender, ''filet'' beans. Dark green, firm-textured pods are completely stringless and delicious at all lengths, even after the seeds enlarge. Walnut brown seeds. Avg. 1,250 seeds/lb. PKT $3.95; 250 Seeds $10.80; 500 Seeds $18.90; 1,000 Seeds $30.45; 5M @ $24.99/M; 25M @ $21.32/M; 100M @ $19.53/M. Monte Gusto Round Pod Beans Monte Gusto 3169 58 days. P Bright yellow, smooth pods. This elegant, flavorful wax bean is a clear improvement over older, less attractive pole wax bean varieties. Pods mature at 8-81/2" but also may be harvested as very attractive filet beans at 7". Better tasting than bush wax beans. Brown seeds. Avg. 1,800 seeds/lb. PKT $3.95; 250 Seeds $11.90; 500 Seeds $20.80; 1,000 Seeds $33.50; 5M @ $27.49/M; 25M @ $23.46/M; 100M @ $21.48/M. FLAT POD Northeaster 39G 56 days. BJP Be the first to market with an organic option. This early maturing, Romatype pole bean has a deliciously rich, sweet flavor. The 8" long, 1" wide, flat green pods are stringless and stay tender for long periods. Extra vigorous in the seedling stage with strong vine growth. White seeds. Avg. 800 seeds/lb. PKT $4.20; 250 Seeds $10.80; 500 Seeds $18.90; 1,000 Seeds $30.45; 5M @ $24.99/M; 25M @ $21.32/M; 100M @ $19.53/M. Northeaster and Marvel of Venice Marvel of Venice 2377 54 days. DP Heirloom Italian wax bean. Full of flavor, the 8-9" yellow pods are 3/4" wide and are borne on vigorous vines. This white-seeded variety is remarkably early (earlier than the black-seeded variety with the same name). Avg. 1,150 seeds/ lb. PKT $3.95; 250 Seeds $10.80; 500 Seeds $18.90; 1,000 Seeds $30.45; 5M @ $24.99/M; 25M @ $21.32/M; 100M @ $19.53/M. Garden of Eden 2376G 65 days. JDP Delicious Italian-style heirloom. 6" long, broad, flat, medium-green pods have a remarkably sweet, tender flavor, even when over mature. Cook no longer than 3-5 minutes for best flavor and texture. Seeds are brown with dark brown stripes. Avg. 880 seeds/lb. PKT $4.20; 250 Seeds $10.80; 500 Seeds $18.90; 1,000 Seeds $30.45; 5M @ $24.99/M; 25M @ $21.32/M; 100M @ $19.53/M. Pole beans in greenhouse Red Noodle POLE BEANS Phaseolus vulgaris unless otherwise indicated CULTURE: Grow pole beans on trellises or large mesh fencing, 4-pole tepees, or single poles. Sow seeds 1" deep, spaced 3" apart in rows 4' apart after soil temperature exceeds 60°F (16°C). If using poles, plant 7 seeds at the base of each pole. LARGE PLANTINGS: Drill a single row of seeds on open ground or through black plastic mulch. Sow 3 seeds/hole, 8" between holes. For large trellised plantings, place fence posts 8-10' apart, and support a 9-gauge galvanized wire at the top. With twine, lash trellis to the wire (or zigzag our natural sisal trellis twine between the top wire and a bottom twine). Anchor bottom of trellis with stakes or hoops of 9-gauge wire. Refer to Index for planters, trellis, twine, and mulch. DISEASES, INSECTS, HARVEST, STORAGE: See Bush Beans. AVG. SEEDING RATE: 50 seeds sows 12' or 7 poles. 250 seeds sows 60' or 35 poles. 500 seeds sows 120' or 70 poles. 1M/ 250' or 140 poles. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: See individual varieties. PACKET: 50 seeds sows 12' or 7 poles. 12 YARD LONG Gita 2619 78 days. BP V. unguiculata For Asian and specialty markets. A more widely adapted day-neutral variety. Graceful, 16-20" long, dark green pods, no bigger than the diameter of a pencil. Stringless, sweet, and richly flavored for steaming, curries, and stir-fry. Prefers warm days and nights - expect reduced yield in cooler areas. Use a tall trellis. Black seeds. Avg. 3,800 seed/lb. PKT $3.95; 500 Seeds $8.15; 1,000 Seeds $13.25; 5M @ $11.66/M; 25M @ $10.51/M; 100M @ $9.76/M. Red Noodle 2626 85 days. P V. unguiculata High-yielding burgundy beans. 16-20" long beans are borne in clusters of up to four beans each. Healthy, vigorous plants. Sweet flavor compares to Gita. Burgundy color will fade when cooked. Red seeds. Avg. 2,400 seeds/ lb. PKT $3.95; 500 Seeds $8.15; 1,000 Seeds $13.25; 5M @ $11.66/M; 25M @ $10.51/M; 100M @ $9.76/M. Vegetables 1-877-564-6697 Johnnyseeds.com

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BEANS FRESH SHELL BEANS Ph a s e o l us v u lg a ris CULTURE: Grow like bush beans. Ready to pick when beans are plump inside pods. AVG. SEEDING RATE: Italian - 1 lb./100', 10 lb./1,000', 145 lb./acre at 3' between rows. French - 1 lb./225', 5 lb./1,000', 72 lb./acre. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: French - avg. 2,100; Italian - avg. 800. PACKET: 100 seeds sows 14'. Fresh Shell Beans Tongue Of Fire 62 70 days. A market standout with striking redstreaked pods. The fresh shell beans are large and round. The 6-7" stringless pods can be eaten and marketed young as snap beans. These Italian beans retain their flavor whether fresh, frozen, or canned. Original stock seeds collected at the southern tip of South America, in Tierra del Fuego. PKT $3.95; 1/2 Lb. $5.50; Lb. $8.80; 5 Lbs. @ $5.14/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $4.61/Lb. Tongue Of Fire Germination Guide Soil Temp °C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 °F 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 Optimum Range Flagrano 2972 76 days. (HR: A, BMV, HB.) Easy to shell. Flagrano's pods contain 8-10 mint green seeds and are very easy to shell by hand. These French flageolet beans are firm, flavorful, and delicious fresh or frozen. Also good used as a dry bean. PKT $4.95; 1/2 Lb. $12.55; Lb. $18.85; 5 Lbs. @ $12.66/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $11.01/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $9.79/Lb. Flagrano FAVA BEANS Vicia faba CULTURE: Unlike most beans, fava beans prefer cool weather and are best planted in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Sow 1" deep, 4-6" apart, in rows 18-36" apart or use wide-bed style planting, giving each plant 1 sq.ft. of space. Where winter lows stay above 10°F (-12°C) sow in August through September. Inoculants can increase yields. DISEASES AND PESTS: The primary disorder responsible for leaf and pod blackening and spotting is a virus spread by aphids. The disease is most prevalent in hot weather, above 80°F (27°C). HARVEST: Pick individual pods when the green shell beans inside are plump. For dry beans, wait until pods are dry before harvest. AVG. SEEDING RATE: 1 lb./90', 11 lb./1,000', 160 lb./acre at 3' row spacing.PACKET: 50 seeds sows 17'. Fava Beans Windsor 2141 75 days. The classic fava bean. The demand for fava beans - also known as broad beans - has been growing, creating a niche product opportunity for market growers. Windsor is a classic English variety with 5-6" pods containing 3-5 large, 1", fresh green shell beans. Favas prefer cool, mild conditions and are suitable for early spring and fall planting. Dry beans are light brown. PKT $3.95; 1/2 Lb. $5.90; Lb. $9.20; 5 Lbs. @ $5.25/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $4.05/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $3.24/Lb. Germination Guide Soil Temp °C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 °F 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 Optimum Range Windsor Vroma 3171 75 days. Sturdy, upright plants with improved heat tolerance. Vroma produces large, 61/2-7" pods with 4-5 large seeds. Cook like a shell bean when the seeds are pale green. Dry beans are light brown. More heat tolerant and much less prone to being blown over than broad Windsor. PKT $3.95; 1/2 Lb. $10.40; Lb. $16.00; 5 Lbs. @ $9.18/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $7.08/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $5.68/Lb. LIMA BUSH BEAN Ph a s e o l us lu n a t u s CULTURE: Sow about 3" apart, 1" deep in rows 18-36" apart, after soil is at least 75°F (24°C). HARVEST: Pick for fresh shelling when beans are plump and bulge inside pods. NOTE: Limas require more heat than regular bush beans, and will bear poorly in a cool growing season. Choose a warm, well-drained location. AVG. SEEDING RATE: 100'/lb., 10 lb./1,000', 145 lb./acre at 3' between rows. PACKET: 50 seeds sows 13'. Vroma Lima Bush Bean Fordhook 242 49 85 days. Still the standard for lima beans. Early bearing and delicious, this is the best largeseeded variety. White seeds. AAS winner. PKT $3.95; 1/2 Lb. $5.75; Lb. $8.95; 5 Lbs. @ $5.10/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $3.93/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $3.15/Lb. Fordhook 242 Germination Guide Soil Temp °C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 °F 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 Optimum Range ADeveloped By JSS | BJSS Exclusive | J Organic | AAS Winner | DHeirloom | FExceptionally Cold Tolerant | 8Exceptionally Heat Tolerant | CGreenhouse Performer GContainers | RCut Flower | ISalad Mix | UEdible Flower | O Dried Flower |PTrellis Needed | L Plant Variety Protected | Easy Choice 13

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