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Johnny’s Selected Seeds 2018 FREE SHIPPING On orders over $200 See details on page 144a An Employee-Owned Company Serving Growers Since 1973 Johnnyseeds.com 2018 CATALOG 1-877-564-6697 Johnnyseeds.com

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NEW FROM JOHNNY'S FOR 2018 Organic Organic Organic Organic Red Ember (Organic) Pg. 99 Organic Tempest (Organic) Pg. 118 Valentine (Organic) Pg. 133 Waldo PMR (Organic) Pg. 120 Racer (Organic) Pg. 104 Double Click Bicolor Violet Pg. 169 Organic ProCut Orange Excel Pg. 184 Everleaf Pg. 146 Organic Cauralina Pg. 138 Ezbruke (Organic) Pg. 75 Gold Nugget Pg. 26 Rhubarb Supreme (Organic) Pg. 125 Bacchus Pg. 112 NEW for 2018 Teddy Pg. 152 Flambo Pg. 12 1-877-564-6697 Monflor Pg. 16 Johnnyseeds.com

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"Good food is the basis of our well-being, and quality seeds are fundamental in creating good food." — ROBERT JOHNSTON, JR. Dear grower, It has been an exciting year here at Johnny’s. We’re pleased to share with you the new releases from our breeding work in tomatoes, peppers, Swiss chard, squash, and pumpkins, as well as the many great new varieties from our cooperators around the world. The year has been rewarding for me personally as well — a time of continued transition. The breeding work that Janika and I dedicated ourselves to for so many years is now fully in the hands of a team of talented, younger breeders who are continuing to develop beautiful, more flavorful, and easy-to-grow new varieties. Meanwhile our home in Albion, Maine, continues to look out onto our everchanging research and production fields. They are being carefully managed with organic methods by our passionate, hard-working farm crew. I also see renewal and growth in the customers we serve. Many of you are applying methods to extend your growing season. And our longtime customers are now turning their farms and gardens over to younger generations. Your success is core to the Johnny’s mission, and we are honored to play a small role in it. Thank you very much for your business. Robert Johnston, Jr. Founder and Chairman WHEN YOU NEED IT 100% GUARANTEED 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 weekday by 1:30 p.m. (ET) on in-stock items. 1 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 144a. TABLE OF CONTENTS VHeegrbesta...b..l.e..s.................................1..4. 54--116404 Flowers..................... 161-193 Farm Seed................. 194-198 Tools......................... 199-237 Fruits........................ 238-239 Order Form & Info....144a-144b Index................................240 1

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Growing After a long winter of working indoors, you can feel the rush of energy as spring arrives on the farm. We throw on our mud boots and jackets and get on with our mission. Fields are prepared. Seeds and seedlings are planted. Row by row our crops grow throughout summer, and anticipation builds. Then we study, taste, and compare the new with the old — celebrating each harvest season and nature’s ability to turn a seed into healthy, delicious food. Growing is our passion. We know it’s yours, too. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee 3

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VEGETABLE GROWING GUIDES Direct Seeded Vegetable Crops Average Seeds Needed Per: Vegetable 100' Row 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 800 seeds 420 seeds 1 lb. 1 lb. 1/2 lb. 1/2 lb. 1,500 seeds 200 seeds 200 seeds 1/2 oz. 200 seeds 300 seeds 3,000 seeds 200 seeds 3/32 oz. 200 seeds 1/8 lb. 300 seeds 600 seeds 1,600 seeds 450 seeds 1,500 seeds 600 seeds 450 seeds 200 seeds 2,000 seeds 1/2 oz. 1/3 oz. or 2,000 seeds 11/4 lb. 200 seeds 11/2 oz. 1/3 oz. 600 seeds 3/4 lb. 1,000 seeds 300 seeds 300 seeds 300 seeds 200 seeds 1/3 oz. 200 seeds Acre Weight 145 lb. 145 lb. 72 lb. 87 lb. 6 lb. 1 lb. 181/4 lb. 10 oz. 11/3 lb. 1 lb. 11 oz. 51/2 oz. 71/2 lb. 4 lb. 272 lb. 5 lb. 31 lb. 51/4-7 lb. 141/4 oz. 101/2 lb. 52/3 lb. 11/3 lb. # of seeds (M=1,000) 116M 46M 436M 50M 29-35M 29M 66M 720M 29M 30M 22M 175M 112M 436M 105M 132-198M 15M 580M 1,089M 436M 15M 1,555M 131M 290M 22-26M 22-26M 22-26M 15M 15M Average Yield Per: 100' 45 lb. 80 lb. 17 lb. 15 lb. 8 lb. 20 lb. fresh, 12 lb. dry 40 lb. greens, 65 lb. roots 50 lb. 60 lb. 60 lb. 150 lb.; 60 heads 90 lb.; 60 heads 150 lb. 120 lb.; 60 heads 75 lb. 8 dozen ears 20 lb. fresh, 12 lb. dry 120 lb. 80 heads 100 lb. 75 lb. 50 lb. 150 stalks 100 heads 100 fruits 140 lb. 100 lb. 75 lb. 25 lb. 300 lb. 100 bunches 200 lb. 150 lb. 60 lb. 40 lb. 200 lb. 200 lb. 150 lb. 200 lb. 100 lb. greens; 50 lb. roots 70 fruits Acre 6,500 lb. 11,600 lb. 2,500 lb. 2,100 lb. 3,480 lb. 3,000 lb. fresh 14,000 lb. roots 7,250 lb. 8,500 lb. 13,000 lb. 22,000 lb. 13,000 lb. 33,000 lb. 17,000 lb. 16,000 lb. 1,200 dozen ears 2,900 lb. 17,500 lb. 17,000 heads 29,000 lb. 16,000 lb. 14,500 lb. 32,550 stalks 29,000 heads 14,500 fruits 42,000 lb. 29,000 lb. 16,000 lb. 5,000 lb. 21,500 lb. 29,000 bunches 43,000 lb. 32,500 lb. 17,400 lb. 11,600 lb. 30,000 lb. 30,000 lb. 22,000 lb. 30,000 lb. 14,500 lb. roots 10,000 fruits Transplanted Vegetable Crops Vegetable Plants to expect from* PKT 1,000 Seeds Days from sowing to transplant Days from transplanting to mature crops Average Yield per 100' Artichoke 16 650 56-84 85-100 Beets 260 750 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 188 750 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 32 800 35-56 50-85 Watermelon See variety 800 21-28 70-85 * # of seeds X JSS Min. Germination % = Plants to expect 95 lb. 65 lb. 50 lb. 60 lb. 150 lb. 120 lb.; 60 heads 60 lb. 100 heads 75 lb. 75 lb. 50 lb. 150 stalks 100 heads; 50 lb. 100 fruits 140 lb. 50 lb. 150 lb. 70 fruits Feet of Row Per Acre (1 acre=43,560 square feet) Single Rows Distance Apart Number of Rows/Bed on Row Feet/ beds spaced 6' Acre on center Number of Row Feet/ Acre 12” 43,560 1 row 7,260 16” 32,670 2 rows 14,520 18” 29,040 3 rows 21,780 20” 26,136 4 rows 29,040 24” 21,780 5 rows 36,300 28” 18,668 6 rows 43,560 30” 17,424 32” 16,335 36” 14,520 40” 13,068 42” 12,445 48” 10,890 60” 8,712 72” 7,260 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 VEGETABLE RESISTANCE CODES Code Type English Name Scientific Name Asparagus (R) Fungus Rust Puccinia asparagi Beans (A) Fungus Anthracnose Colletotrichum lindemuthianum (BBS) Bacteria Bacterial Brown Spot Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae (BMV) Virus Bean Mosaic Virus (CTM) Virus Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus (HB) Bacteria Halo Blight Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. phaseolicola (PM) Fungus Powdery Mildew Podosphaera xanthii (R) Fungus Common Rust Uromyces appendiculatus Broccoli (DM) Water mold Downy Mildew Peronospora parasitaca Cabbage (BR) Fungus Black Rot Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris (DM) Water mold Downy Mildew Peronospora parasitaca (FY) Fungus Fusarium Yellows Fusarium oxysporum conglutinans Chinese Cabbage (CR) Fungus Club Root Plasmodiophora brassicae (DM) Water mold Downy Mildew Hyaloperonospora parasitica (FY) Fungus Fusarium Yellows Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. conglutinans Carrots (AB) Fungus Alternaria Blight Alternaria dauci (BB) Bacteria Bacterial Blight Xanthomonas hortorum pv. carotae (C) Fungus Cercospora Blight Cercospora carotae (CS) Fungus Cavity Spot Pythium spp. (PM) Fungus Powdery Mildew Erysiphe heraclei or Leveillula taurica Cauliflower (FY) Fungus Fusarium Yellows Fusarium oxysporum conglutinans Corn (MDMV) Virus Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus (NCLB) Fungus Northern Corn Leaf Blight Exserohilum turcicum (R) Fungus Common Rust Puccinia sorghi (SCLB) Fungus Southern Corn Leaf Blight Bipolaris maydis (SM) Fungus Smut Ustilago zeae (SW) Bacteria Stewart’s Wilt Pantoea stewartii Cucumber (A) Fungus Anthracnose Colletotrichum orbiculare (ALS) Bacteria Angular Leaf Spot Pseudomonas syringae pv. lachrymans (B) Bacteria Bacterial Wilt Erwinia tracheiphila (CMV) Virus Cucumber Mosaic Virus (CVYV) Virus Cucumber Vein Yellowing Virus (DM) Water mold Downy Mildew Pseudoperonospora cubensis (PM) Fungus Powdery Mildew Podosphaera xanthii (PRSV) Virus Papaya Ringspot Virus (S) Fungus Scab Cladosporium cucumerinum (TSP) Fungus Target Spot Corynespora cassiicola (WMV) Virus Watermelon Mosaic Virus (ZYMV) Virus Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Greens, Arugula (DM) Water mold Downy Mildew Hyaloperonospora parasitica Lettuce (DM) Water mold Downy Mildew Bremia lactucae (LMV) Virus Lettuce Mosaic Virus (Nr) Insect Lettuce Leaf Aphid Nasonovia ribisnigri (Pb) Insect Lettuce Root Aphid Pemphigus bursarius (Rs) Bacteria Corky Root Rhizomonas suberifaciens (TBSV) Virus Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (Lettuce Dieback Complex) Melon (DM) Water mold Downy Mildew Pseudoperonospora cubensis (F) Fungus Fusarium Wilt (Race 1) Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis (F2) Fungus Fusarium Wilt (Races 1 & 2) Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis (F3) Fungus Fusarium Wilt (Races 0, 1 & 2) Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis Code Type English Name Scientific Name (PM) Fungus Powdery Mildew Podosphaera xanthii (PRSV) Virus Papaya Ringspot Virus (WMV) Virus Watermelon Mosaic Virus (ZYMV) VIrus Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Onion (FBR) Fungus Fusarium Basal Rot Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cepae (PR) Fungus Pink Root Phoma terrestris Peas (F) Fungus Fusarium Wilt (Race 1) Fusarium oxysporum (F2) Fungus Fusarium Wilt (Races 1 & 2) Fusarium oxysporum (PM) Fungus Powdery Mildew Erysiphe pisi (PEMV) Virus Pea Enation Mosaic Virus Pepper (BLS 1-3) Bacteria Bacterial Leaf Spot (Races 1-3) Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria (BLS 1, 2) Bacteria Bacterial Leaf Spot (Races 1 & 2) Xanthomonas vesicatoria campestris pv. (BLS 1-3, 7, 8) Bacteria Bacterial Leaf Spot (Races 1-3, Xanthomonas campestris pv. 7,8) vesicatoria (PC) Water mold Phytophthora Root Rot Phytophthora capsici (PVY) Virus Potato Virus Y (TEV) Virus Tomarot Etch Virus (TM 0-3) Virus Tobamovirus (Races 0-3) (TMV) Virus Tobacco Mosaic Virus Pumpkin (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 (PRSV) Virus Papaya Ringspot Virus (WMV) Virus Watermelon Mosaic Virus (ZYMV) Virus Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Winter Squash (PM) Fungus Powdery Mildew Podosphaera xanthii Tomato (AB) Fungus Early Blight Alternaria solani (AS) Fungus Alternaria Stem Canker Alternaria alternata f. sp.  lycopersici (F) Fungus Fusarium Wilt Fusarium oxysporum f. sp.  lycopersici (F2) Fungus Fusarium Wilt (Races 1 & 2) Fusarium oxysporum f. sp.  lycopersici (F3) Fungus Fusarium Wilt (Races 0, 1 & 2) Fusarium oxysporum f. sp.  lycopersici (FOR) Fungus Fusarium Crown and Root Rot Fusarium oxysporum f. sp.  radicis-lycopersici (L) Fungus Gray Leaf Spot Stemphylium solani (LB) Water mold Late Blight Phytophthora infestans (LM) Fungus Leaf Mold Fulvia fulva (N) Nematodes Nematodes Meloidogyne arenaria, M. incognita, M. javanica (PL) Fungus Corky Root Rot Pyrenochaeta lycopersici (PM) Fungus Powdery Mildew Oidium lycopersicum (TMV) Virus Tobacco Mosaic Virus (ToANV) Virus Tomato Apex Necrosis Virus (ToMV) Virus Tomato Mosaic Virus (TSWV) Virus Tomato Spotted Wilt 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. niveum HR: = High Resistance IR: = Intermediate Resistance A Developed By JSS | B JSS Exclusive | J Organic | AAS Winner | D Heirloom | F Exceptionally Cold Tolerant | 8 Exceptionally Heat Tolerant | C Greenhouse Performer QAttracts Beneficial Insects | GContainers | R Cut Flower | I Salad Mix | U Edible Flower | PTrellis Needed | L Plant Variety Protected | H Hydroponic | Easy Choice 5

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VEGETABLES Lauren Giroux, Product Manager We are pleased to bring you one of our best-ever lineups of new varieties, returning favorites and reliable standards. The toughest part of our work as product managers is making the final selection of the varieties to be offered in the catalog. In addition to our own research trials in Maine, we rely on our trialing cooperators all over the country to give us their feedback. By the time a variety makes it into the catalog, you can count on it to perform in your fields or garden. Try some of our new varieties this season and let us know what you think! Pete Zuck, Product Manager A Sampling of NEW Product Innovations that Make a Difference! Red Dragon Waldo PMR Monflor CHINESE CABBAGE Red Dragon – First-ever red-colored Chinese Cabbage with full-sized heads. (see page 23) WINTER SQUASH Waldo PMR J – Organic mid-sized Butternut that delivers superior taste. (see page 120) BROCCOLI Monflor – Single-cut broccoli for quick food prep with great floret quality. (see page 16) PIE PUMPKIN Cinnamon Girl J – Superior-tasting organic ornamental that’s perfect for cooking. (see page 107) TOMATO Cauralina – Heart-shaped heirloom-style tomato with improved disease resistance. (see page 138) BEET GREENS Fresh Pak – Disease-resistant, uniform beet green that bunches beautifully. (see page 15) Cinnamon Girl Cauralina Fresh Pak 6 Vegetables 1-877-564-6697 Johnnyseeds.com

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ARTICHOKE AND CARDOON Artichoke and Cardoon Imperial Star Colorado Star Porto Spineless ARTICHOKE AND CARDOON Cynara spp. CULTURE: Artichokes and cardoon require very fertile, well-drained soils with a pH 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 (1521°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. GLOBE ARTICHOKES: IMPORTANT COLD TREATMENT (VERNALIZATION): Time transplanting so plants receive 10 days of 45-50°F (7.2-10°C) temperatures to induce budding. Protect from frost. HARVEST: Clip mature buds midsummer to midfall, 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. 11,500. 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. Blanch 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. 11,600. DAYS TO MATURITY: From transplant. PACKET: 25 seeds, unless otherwise noted. Germination Guide Soil Temp °C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 °F 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 Optimum Range GLOBE ARTICHOKE Globe artichokes can be grown in many places with the right care. The "globe" is the flower bud which includes the edible parts: the fleshy bases of the outer bracts, the inner bracts, and the "heart." Imperial Star 2120 85 days. RO 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 $4.10; 100 Seeds $9.25; 250 Seeds $18.85; 1,000 Seeds $52.85; 5M @ $44.90/M; 10M @ $40.39/M. Colorado Star 3674 75 days. RO C. scolymus Early-maturing, purple annual. Colorado Star was specifically bred for annual production from seed. Very early maturing compared to other purple varieties, as well as green varieties. The 1-3' tall plants vary from upright to prostrate, but all produce high yields of purple to green-purple buds. Typically 1-3 primary buds are produced that are 21/2-31/2" in diameter followed by 5-7 secondary buds ranging from 2-21/2" diameter. Developed by Keith Mayberry - the same breeder of Imperial Star. Plants may be variably spiny. Perennial in Zone 7 and warmer, otherwise treat as an annual. NOTE: Amount of purpling may vary from plant to plant. PKT $4.10; 100 Seeds $11.05; 250 Seeds $22.65; 1,000 Seeds $63.30; 5M @ $53.87/M; 10M @ $48.46/M. 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 unharvested, the 3-4' tall plants will produce large, purple, thistle-like flowers. The sharply lobed and serrated, silver-green leaves are a unique addition to flower arrangements. Perennial in Zones 6-10. PKT $4.10; 50 Seeds $6.20; 250 Seeds $10.20; 1,000 Seeds $27.15; 5M @ $23.11/M; 10M @ $17.67/M. Porto Spineless A Developed By JSS | B JSS Exclusive | J Organic | AAS Winner | D Heirloom | F Exceptionally Cold Tolerant | 8 Exceptionally Heat Tolerant | C Greenhouse Performer QAttracts Beneficial Insects | GContainers | R Cut Flower | I Salad Mix | U Edible Flower | PTrellis Needed | L Plant Variety Protected | H Hydroponic | Easy Choice 7

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ASPARAGUS Asparagus Asparagus is one of the earliest spring-harvested crops. This perennial is easily grown from crowns, and once established will produce tender asparagus every spring for many years. We supply hardy, one-year-old crowns. ASPARAGUS CROWNS Asparagus officinalis 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 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 after planting, beds can be harvested in spring for 7-10 days; 2 years after planting for 2-3 weeks. 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°C) and 95-100% relative humidity for up to 2 weeks. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: Avg. 16,000. PACKET: 30 seeds, sows approx. 25' depending on spacing. Asparagus Resistance Codes (R) Rust HR: = High Resistance IR: = Intermediate Resistance Germination Guide Soil Temp °C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 °F 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 Optimum Range Purple Passion (F1) 2225 Standard 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 $38.00; 100 Crowns $79.00; 300 Crowns $222.00; 600 Crowns $415.00; 1,000 Crowns $490.00. Jersey Supreme (F1) 2754 Standard 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 $38.00; 100 Crowns $79.00; 300 Crowns $222.00; 600 Crowns $415.00; 1,000 Crowns $490.00. Asparagus Crowns SHIPPING INFORMATION 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. Search on Johnnyseeds.com Tips on Asparagus Crowns Purple Passion GROWING TIP Use care when harvesting to avoid damage to spears that have yet to emerge. Remove dead ferns in the fall to help prevent asparagus beetle infestation. Asparagus beetles on spear. Jersey Supreme SEEDS Jersey Knight (F1) 2039 Sorry, no seed available this season. 8 Vegetables 1-877-564-6697 Johnnyseeds.com

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BUSH BEANS Phaseolus vulgaris 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 (21-32°C). Plant 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 midsummer. 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 3-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/125', 1 lb./175', 116M/ acre at 8 seeds/ft. and 3' row spacing. SEED SPECS: See individual varieties. PACKET: 175 seeds, sows 21'. Bean Resistance Codes (A) Anthracnose (BBS) Bacterial Brown Spot (BMV) One or more races of Bean Mosaic Virus (CTM) Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus (HB) Halo Blight (PM) Powdery Mildew (R) Common Rust HR: = High Resistance IR: = Intermediate Resistance GROWING TIP All of our bush bean seeds are halo blight free. Dark-colored seeds germinate better in cool soil than white seeds. Beans Cosmos Bush Beans 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 organic or conventional seeds. 10G Organic J PKT $4.45; 1,000 Seeds $7.25; 5M @ $5.93/M; 25M @ $5.08/M; 100M @ $4.11/M; 500M @ $3.66/M. 10 Conventional PKT (175 seeds) $4.10; 1,000 Seeds $5.35; 5M @ $3.00/M; 25M @ $2.16/M; 100M @ $2.02/M; 500M @ $1.77/M. 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 under heat or cold stress. Pale green seeds. Avg. 1,500 seeds/lb. PKT $4.45; 1,000 Seeds $7.95; 5M @ $6.55/M; 25M @ $5.65/M; 100M @ $4.91/M; 500M @ $4.64/M. Germination Guide Soil Temp °C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 °F 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 Optimum Range 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. Sturdy, upright plants. White seeds. Avg. 1,500 seeds/lb. PKT $4.45; 1,000 Seeds $7.95; 5M @ $6.55/M; 25M @ $5.65/M; 100M @ $4.91/M; 500M @ $4.64/M. Cosmos 3874 56 days. (HR: BMV, CTM. IR: BBS.) BL For machine or hand harvest. Fancy darkgreen 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. 1,450 seeds/lb. PKT $4.10; 1,000 Seeds $5.80; 5M @ $4.72/M; 25M @ $3.72/M; 100M @ $2.98/M; 500M @ $2.67/M. Featured Product Trilogy 3193G 55 days. BJ This mix of Provider, Royal Burgundy, and Rocdor is perfect for the gardener with limited space. NOTE: Provider will mature first, followed by Rocdor, and then Royal Burgundy. PKT $5.25. Bush Bean Comparison Chart Type Part # Variety Days Pod Color Pod Length Pod Diameter Pod Shape Disease Resistance Seed Color 10G J or 10 Provider 50 Medium green 5-51/2" Large Round (HR: BMV, PM.) Purple Full Size, Round Pod 16G J Jade 53 Medium dark green 6-7" Medium Round (HR: BMV. IR: BBS, CTM, R.) Pale green 2420G J E-Z Pick 55 Medium dark green 51/2-6" Medium Large Round (HR: BMV.) White 3874 Cosmos 56 Dark green 6-61/2" Medium Large Round (HR: BMV, CTM. IR: BBS.) White 2944G J Royal Burgundy 55 Purple 5" Medium Round — Buff 3011 Amethyst 56 Purple 5-51/2" Medium Large Round (HR: BMV.) Tan 4390 Goldilocks NEW 52 Yellow 5-6" Medium Round (HR: A, BBS, BMV.) White 26G J Rocdor 52 Yellow 61/2" Medium Round (HR: A, BMV.) Black 3734 Capitano 52 Yellow 51/2-6" Large Flat (HR: BMV, HB.) White Filet Round Flat Pod 3286 Dulcina 53 Green 51/2-6" Large Flat (HR: BMV.) White 11G J Jumbo 55 Green 6-7" Large Flat (HR: BMV.) Lt. brown w/dk. brown stripes 3175 Dragon’s Tongue 57 Yellow, purple mottled 6-61/2" Large Flat — Tan with dark speckles 22 Maxibel 50 Green 7” Small Round — Brown mottled 3688 Pauldor 50 Yellow 41/2-5" Small Round (HR: A, BMV, HB.) White 2559 Velour 51 Purple 4-5" Small Round (HR: BMV, HB.) Light brown 19G J Tavera 54 Dark Green 4-5" Medium Round (HR: A, BMV.) White A Developed By JSS | B JSS Exclusive | J Organic | AAS Winner | D Heirloom | F Exceptionally Cold Tolerant | 8 Exceptionally Heat Tolerant | C Greenhouse Performer QAttracts Beneficial Insects | GContainers | R Cut Flower | I Salad Mix | U Edible Flower | PTrellis Needed | L Plant Variety Protected | H Hydroponic | Easy Choice 9

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BEANS Round Pod Varieties NEW Goldilocks Provider E-Z Pick Rocdor Royal Burgundy Cosmos Jade Dimensions may vary due to culture and environmental conditions. 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. 1,360 seeds/lb. PKT $4.45; 1,000 Seeds $7.40; 5M @ $6.08/M; 25M @ $5.21/M; 100M @ $4.26/M; 500M @ $3.99/M. Amethyst 3011 56 days. (HR: BMV.) 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. 1,560 seeds/ lb. PKT $4.10; 1,000 Seeds $10.10; 5M @ $8.32/M; 25M @ $7.07/M; 100M @ $6.25/M; 500M @ $5.87/M. Goldilocks 4390 52 days. (HR: A, BBS, BMV.) L NEW Beautiful bright-yellow beans. The avg. 5-6" pods are straight, attractive, and flavorful and borne on large, upright plants. Good heat tolerance. Formerly known as BSC 825. PVP pending. White seeds. Avg. 1,900 seeds/lb. PKT $4.10; 1,000 Seeds $6.90; 5M @ $4.93/M; 25M @ $4.20/M; 100M @ $3.56/M; 500M @ $3.31/M. Rocdor 26G 52 days. (HR: A, BMV.) J Organic yellow bush bean. Rocdor has straight, 61/2" long, slender pods that have a deep yellow color. Early and productive on upright plants. The black seeds germinate well in cool soil. Avg. 1,650 seeds/ lb. PKT $4.45; 1,000 Seeds $9.80; 5M @ $7.12/M; 25M @ $6.21/M; 100M @ $5.09/M; 500M @ $4.20/M. Amethyst Capitano and Dulcina FLAT POD Dragon's Tongue Capitano 3734 52 days. (HR: BMV, HB.) Beautiful pale-yellow pods. Flat pods avg. 51/2-6" and have a good, rich flavor. Plants are large and semi-upright. Pairs nicely with Dulcina. White seeds. Avg. 1,300 seeds/lb. PKT $4.10; 1,000 Seeds $9.35; 5M @ $7.64/M; 25M @ $6.16/M; 100M @ $5.06/M; 500M @ $4.80/M. Dulcina 3286 53 days. (HR: BMV.) BL 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, semiupright plants. Better flavor and more upright habit than Pension, which it replaced. White seeds. Avg. 1,170 seeds/lb. PKT $4.10; 1,000 Seeds $8.85; 5M @ $7.34/M; 25M @ $5.86/M; 100M @ $4.82/M; 500M @ $4.56/M. 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". In very fertile soil, plants may grow short vines (runners), but need no support. NOTE: Jumbo tends to have a lower than average germination rate. Light-brown seeds with dark-brown stripes. Avg. 800 seeds/lb. PKT $4.45; 1,000 Seeds $10.00; 5M @ $8.25/M; 25M @ $7.04/M; 100M @ $6.60/M; 500M @ $6.44/M. Jumbo Dragon's Tongue 3175 57 days. D 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 $4.10; 1,000 Seeds $7.40; 5M @ $6.08/M; 25M @ $5.21/M; 100M @ $4.26/M; 500M @ $3.99/M. 10 Vegetables 1-877-564-6697 Johnnyseeds.com

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FILET BEANS Maxibel 22 50 days. Long and elegant. High yields of slender, 7" green pods. Hand pick. Brown mottled seeds. Avg. 1,750 seeds/lb. PKT $4.10; 1,000 Seeds $10.30; 5M @ $8.49/M; 25M @ $7.21/M; 100M @ $6.38/M; 500M @ $5.99/M. Pauldor 3688 50 days. (HR: A, BMV, HB.) Thin and fancy yellow filet. Straight pods avg. 41/2-5" on medium-sized, upright plants. Good flavor. Earlier, and with a slightly higher yield potential than Amarillo, which it replaced. Combine with Tavera and Velour for a tricolor mix. White seeds. Avg. 4,800 seeds/lb. PKT $4.10; 1,000 Seeds $6.90; 5M @ $4.93/M; 25M @ $4.20/M; 100M @ $3.56/M; 500M @ $3.31/M. 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. 3,400 seeds/lb. PKT $4.10; 1,000 Seeds $6.90; 5M @ $4.93/M; 25M @ $4.20/M; 100M @ $3.56/M; 500M @ $3.31/M. 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. Medium-size plants. White seeds. Avg. 3,350 seeds/ lb. PKT $4.45; 1,000 Seeds $5.60; 5M @ $3.86/M; 25M @ $3.00/M; 100M @ $2.60/M; 500M @ $2.36/M. 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 $4.10; 250 Seeds $12.55; 500 Seeds $21.95; 1,000 Seeds $35.35; 5M @ $29.02/M; 25M @ $24.76/M; 100M @ $22.67/M. Fortex 34 60 days. P Early and dependable with an extended harvest period. Fortex produces extra long, 11" round pods. 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. 1,050 seeds/lb. PKT $4.10; 250 Seeds $11.40; 500 Seeds $19.95; 1,000 Seeds $32.15; 5M @ $26.38/M; 25M @ $22.51/M; 100M @ $20.62/M. Monte Gusto 3169 58 days. P Bright yellow, smooth pods. This elegant, flavorful wax bean is a clear improvement over older, less attractive wax bean varieties. Pods mature at 8-81/2" but may also be harvested as very attractive filet beans at 7". Brown seeds. Avg. 1,900 seeds/lb. PKT $4.10; 250 Seeds $12.55; 500 Seeds $21.95; 1,000 Seeds $35.35; 5M @ $29.02/M; 25M @ $24.76/M; 100M @ $22.67/M. FLAT POD Marvel of Venice 2377 54 days. DP Heirloom Italian wax bean. Full of flavor, the 8-9" yellow pods are 3/4" wide and borne on vigorous vines. This white-seeded variety is remarkably early (earlier than the black-seeded variety with the same name). Avg. 1,200 seeds/lb. PKT $4.10; 250 Seeds $11.40; 500 Seeds $19.95; 1,000 Seeds $32.15; 5M @ $26.38/M; 25M @ $22.51/M; 100M @ $20.62/M. Northeaster 39G 56 days. JP 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. 850 seeds/lb. PKT $4.45; 250 Seeds $11.40; 500 Seeds $19.95; 1,000 Seeds $32.15; 5M @ $26.38/M; 25M @ $22.51/M; 100M @ $20.62/M. Maxibel Pauldor Velour BEANS Tavera Filet Beans FILET BEANS Phaseolus vulgaris 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'. Carminat Fortex Marvel of Venice Monte Gusto Round Pod Beans Northeaster Flat Pod Beans BEANS, POLE 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/12' or 7 poles; 250 seeds/60' or 35 poles; 500 seeds/120' or 70 poles; 1M/ 250' or 140 poles. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: See individual varieties. PACKET: 50 seeds, sows 12' or 7 poles. GROWING TIP Pole beans offer faster picking, much higher yields, longer harvest periods, and a delicious flavor superior to even the best bush beans. A Developed By JSS | B JSS Exclusive | J Organic | AAS Winner | D Heirloom | F Exceptionally Cold Tolerant | 8 Exceptionally Heat Tolerant | C Greenhouse Performer QAttracts Beneficial Insects | GContainers | R Cut Flower | I Salad Mix | U Edible Flower | PTrellis Needed | L Plant Variety Protected | H Hydroponic | Easy Choice 11

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BEANS Gita 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. Black seeds. Avg. 7,000 seed/lb. PKT $4.10; 500 Seeds $8.60; 1,000 Seeds $14.00; 5M @ $12.31/M; 25M @ $11.10/M; 100M @ $10.30/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 $4.10; 500 Seeds $8.60; 1,000 Seeds $14.00; 5M @ $12.31/M; 25M @ $11.10/M; 100M @ $10.30/M. Red Noodle NEW Flambo Flagrano Dry Beans Kenearly Yellow Eye Cannellini 75 80 days shell; 98 days dry. For dry or fresh shell beans. Kenearly Yellow Eye 2427 90 days. Best variety for baked beans. Midnight Black Turtle Soup 86 104 days. For spicy soups, stews & refrying. Dry Bean Prices PKT $4.10; 1/2 Lb. $5.95; Lb. $9.75; 5 Lbs. @ $8.00/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $6.60/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $5.42/Lb. See more details at Johnnyseeds.com 12 Vegetables Fresh Shell Beans FRESH SHELL BEANS Phaseolus vulgaris 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.: Italian - avg. 850; French - avg. 2,200. PACKET: 100 seeds, sows 14'. Germination Guide Soil Temp °C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 °F 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 Optimum Range Flambo 3757 75 days shell; 95 days dry. NEW Brilliant red pods. Pods avg. 51/2" and contain attractive, specked beans. For shell beans, harvest when pods turn dark red with a yellow background. Flambo is excellent fresh, frozen, or canned. Also makes a fine dry bean. Darker red pods, and a few days later than Tongue of Fire, which it replaces. Avg. 800 seeds/lb. PKT $4.10; 1/2 Lb. $9.35; Lb. $15.08; 5 Lbs. @ $8.81/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $7.89/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $6.80/Lb. Flagrano 2972 76 days shell; 96 days dry. (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. $13.25; Lb. $19.90; 5 Lbs. @ $13.37/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $11.62/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $10.33/Lb. Lima Bush Bean LIMA BUSH BEAN Phaseolus lunatus 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: 1 lb./100', 10 lb./1,000', 145 lb./ acre at 3' between rows. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 430. PACKET: 50 seeds, sows 13'. Germination Guide Soil Temp °C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 °F 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 Optimum Range Fordhook 242 Fordhook 242 49 85 days. Still the standard for lima beans. Early bearing and delicious, this is the best large-seeded variety. White seeds. AAS winner. PKT $4.10; 1/2 Lb. $6.05; Lb. $9.45; 5 Lbs. @ $5.38/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $4.15/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $3.32/Lb. 1-877-564-6697 Johnnyseeds.com

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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. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 270. PACKET: 50 seeds, sows 17'. SOYBEANS Glycine max CULTURE: After last frost date plant 6 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. 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', 5 lb./1,000', 87 lb./acre at 8 seeds/ft. and rows 30" apart. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: See individual varieties. PACKET: 100 seeds, sows 11-14'. Fava Beans Vroma 3171 75 days. U The superior fava bean. Vroma produces large, 61/2-7" pods with 4-5 large seeds. Cook like a shell bean when the seeds are pale green. More heat tolerant and much less prone to being blown over than broad Windsor. Light-brown seeds. PKT $4.10; 1/2 Lb. $10.95; Lb. $16.90; 5 Lbs. @ $9.70/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $7.47/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $6.00/Lb. Windsor 2141 75 days. The classic fava bean. Windsor is a classic English variety with 5-6" pods containing 3-5 large, 1", fresh green shell beans. Favas are suitable for early spring and fall planting. Light-brown seeds. PKT $4.10; 1/2 Lb. $6.25; Lb. $9.75; 5 Lbs. @ $5.55/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $4.27/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $3.42/Lb. Germination Guide Soil Temp °C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 °F 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 Optimum Range Soybeans Tohya 2553 78 days. Early with delicious, buttery flavor and tender-firm texture. Plump, pale green pods avg. three seeds per pod. Compact plants avg. 2' which allows for hand or machine harvest. For retail sales, harvest whole plants and strip the leaves, leaving the pods on the stalks. White pubescence. Avg. 1,130 seeds/lb. PKT $4.10; 1/2 Lb. $11.40; Lb. $18.30; 5 Lbs. @ $15.42/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $13.52/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $12.59/Lb. Envy 105G 75 days. J 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. Earlier but lower yielding than Tohya. Tan pubescence. Developed by the late Prof. E. M. Meader, Univ. of New Hampshire. Avg. 2,000 seeds/lb. PKT $4.45; 1/2 Lb. $11.40; Lb. $18.30; 5 Lbs. @ $15.42/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $13.52/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $12.59/Lb. Black Jet 99G 104 days. AJ 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. 1,500 seeds/lb. PKT $4.45; 1/2 Lb. $11.40; Lb. $18.30; 5 Lbs. @ $15.42/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $13.52/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $12.59/Lb. Germination Guide Soil Temp °C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 °F 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 Optimum Range Inoculants for Beans Treat legume seeds prior to planting for richer soil, bigger plants, and better yields. Cannot ship to Canada or outside the U.S. Garden Combination 9321 JY For peas, beans, vetch, and more. Treats 8 lb. $4.87. Pea, Lentil, and Vetch Inoculant 9359 JY For garden/field peas, fava/broad beans, vetch, and more. Treats 100 lb. $6.30. Soybean Inoculant 9324 JY Treats 300 lb. $10.40. BEANS Vroma Windsor Tohya Black Jet A Developed By JSS | B JSS Exclusive | J Organic | AAS Winner | D Heirloom | F Exceptionally Cold Tolerant | 8 Exceptionally Heat Tolerant | C Greenhouse Performer QAttracts Beneficial Insects | GContainers | R Cut Flower | I Salad Mix | U Edible Flower | PTrellis Needed | L Plant Variety Protected | H Hydroponic | Easy Choice 13

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