Johnny's Selected Seeds 2019 Master Catalog

 

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Johnny’s Selected Seeds 2019 Johnnyseeds.com An Employee-Owned Company Serving Growers Since 1973 Johnnyseeds.com 2019 CATALOG 1-877-564-6697

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NEW FROM JOHNNY'S FOR 2019 Organic Blue Beech (Organic) Pg. 130 Organic Dragon's Toe Pg. 100 Itachi Pg. 39 Organic Hannah's Choice Pg. 84 Pearl (Organic) Pg. 112 Mutineer Modular Hoe Pg. 225 Chesnok Red (Organic) Pg. 46 Black Button Pg. 168 Teodore Pg. 77 Gumdrop PMR Pg. 110 Organic Peione Pg. 156 Bistro Pg. 94 CobraHead® Mini Weeder & Cultivator Pg. 226 NEW for 2019 San Marzano II (Organic) Pg. 130 Candy Red Pg. 22 1-877-564-6697 Timeless Mix Pg. 164 Johnnyseeds.com

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"The core of our mission is your success, and we are honored to play a small role in it." Dear grower, From our beginnings in 1973 and over the 46 years since then, we’ve immersed ourselves in field research, vegetable breeding, and variety trials — because our job, as we see it, is to offer you an ever-improving range of seeds that are easier to grow, more productive, and yield produce of exceptional quality and great taste. We’ve also been expanding our field tests with cooperating growers in climate regions throughout North America to help make our varieties even more adaptable and dependable, so they will serve you well wherever you farm. Johnny’s mission is to help families, friends, and communities feed one another by providing superior seeds, tools, information, and service. The heart of this mission is your success — and we are honored to play a small role in it. We will continue to work today and into the future as a community with you, your family, and your customers. And we will continue to be challenged and inspired by your support. Thank you very much for your business, — 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 weekday by 1:30 p.m. (ET) 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 145 TABLE OF CONTENTS HVeegrbesta..b..l.e..s.................................1..4. 64--116404 Flowers..................... 161-195 Farm Seed................ 196-200 Tools......................... 201-241 Fruits........................ 242-243 Order Form & Info............ 145 Index................................244 1

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From Our Farm… Our seeds and tools begin their journey to you at our research farm in Albion, Maine. Over the years, the farm has grown to 40 acres, with nine smaller fields nearby, and over a dozen hoop houses and greenhouses. We grow, inspect, and taste thousands of varieties — and choose the very best. 2 1-877-564-6697 Johnnyseeds.com

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…to Yours Why do we do it? Because we know you count on our seeds and tools for your growing success. After all the sowing, watering, weeding, and hard work, we want you to be delighted with the bounty of your yield — and the taste of that first bite. Thank you for being a Johnny’s customer. 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 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. 1/3 lb. 1/2 lb. 1,500 seeds 300 seeds 200 seeds 1/2 oz. 200 seeds 300 seeds 3,000 seeds 200 seeds 3/32 oz. 200 seeds 1/8 lb. 200 seeds 600 seeds 1,600 seeds 450 seeds 1,500 seeds 600 seeds 600 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 oz. 1,000 seeds 300 seeds 300 seeds 300 seeds 200 seeds 1/3 oz. 200 seeds Acre Weight 145 lb. 72 lb. 87 lb. 6 lb. 1 lb. 181/4 lb. 10 oz. 11/3 lb. 1 lb. 11 oz. 10 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 87M 29-35M 29M 66M 720M 29M 30M 15M 175M 112M 436M 105M 174M 15M 580M 1,130M 436M 15M 1,555M 131M 290M 22-26M 22-26M 22-26M 15M 15M Average Yield Per: 100' 45 lb. 80 lb. 17 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. 180 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. 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 21-28 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 70-84 100-120 Celery 188 750 70-84 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 21-28 35-65 Melons 24 800 14-21 70-85 Onions, Bulbing 188 750 70-84 75-100 Pepper 20 750 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 & Basil RESISTANCE CODES Code Type Asparagus (R) Fungus Basil (DM) Water mold (FW) Fungus Beets (CLS) 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) Water mold (PM) Fungus Cauliflower (FY) Fungus Corn (MDMV) Virus (NCLB) Fungus (R) Fungus (SCLB) Fungus (SM) Fungus (SW) Bacteria Cucumber (A) Fungus (ALS) Bacteria (B) Bacteria (CMV) Virus (CVYV) Virus (DM) Water mold (PM) Fungus (PRSV) Virus (S) Fungus (TSP) Fungus (WMV) Virus (ZYMV) Virus Greens, Arugula (DM) Water mold Lettuce (DM) Water mold (LMV) Virus (Nr) Insect (Pb) Insect (Rs) Bacteria (TBSV) Virus English Name Scientific Name Rust Puccinia asparagi Downy Mildew Fusarium Wilt Peronospora belbahrii Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. basilicum Cercospora Leaf Spot Cercospora beticola Anthracnose Bacterial Brown Spot Bean Mosaic Virus Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus Halo Blight Powdery Mildew Common Rust Colletotrichum lindemuthianum Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. phaseolicola Podosphaera xanthii Uromyces appendiculatus Downy Mildew Peronospora parasitica Black Rot Downy Mildew Fusarium Yellows Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris Peronospora parasitica Fusarium oxysporum conglutinans Club Root Downy Mildew Fusarium Yellows Plasmodiophora brassicae Hyaloperonospora parasitica Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. conglutinans Alternaria Blight Bacterial Blight Cercospora Blight Cavity Spot Powdery Mildew Alternaria dauci Xanthomonas hortorum pv. carotae Cercospora carotae Pythium spp. Erysiphe heraclei or Leveillula taurica Fusarium Yellows Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. conglutinans Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus Northern Corn Leaf Blight Common Rust Southern Corn Leaf Blight Smut Stewart’s Wilt Exserohilum turcicum Puccinia sorghi Bipolaris maydis Ustilago zeae Pantoea stewartii Anthracnose Colletotrichum orbiculare Angular Leaf Spot Pseudomonas syringae pv. lachrymans Bacterial Wilt Erwinia tracheiphila Cucumber Mosaic Virus Cucumber Vein Yellowing Virus Downy Mildew Pseudoperonospora cubensis Powdery Mildew Podosphaera xanthii Papaya Ringspot Virus Scab Cladosporium cucumerinum Target Spot Corynespora cassiicola Watermelon Mosaic Virus Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Downy Mildew Hyaloperonospora parasitica Downy Mildew Lettuce Mosaic Virus Lettuce Leaf Aphid Lettuce Root Aphid Corky Root Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (Lettuce Dieback Complex) Bremia lactucae Nasonovia ribisnigri Pemphigus bursarius Rhizomonas suberifaciens HR: = High Resistance IR: = Intermediate Resistance Code Type Melon (DM) Water mold (F) Fungus (F2) Fungus (F3) Fungus (PM) Fungus (PRSV) Virus (WMV) Virus (ZYMV) Virus Onion (FBR) Fungus (PR) Fungus Peas (F) Fungus (F2) Fungus (PLR) Virus (PM) Fungus (PEMV) Virus Pepper (BLS 1-3) Bacteria (BLS 1, 2) Bacteria (BLS 1-3, 7, 8) Bacteria (BLS 1-10) Bacteria (PC) Water mold (PVY) Virus (TEV) Virus (TM 0-3) Virus (TMV) Virus Pumpkin (PM) Fungus (WMV) Virus Spinach (Cv) Fungus (DM) Water mold (WR) Fungus Summer Squash (CMV) Virus (PM) Fungus (PRSV) Virus (WMV) Virus (ZYMV) Virus Winter Squash (PM) Fungus Tomato (AS) Fungus (CRR) Fungus (EB) Fungus (F) Fungus (F2) Fungus (F3) Fungus (FOR) Fungus (GLS) Fungus (LB) Water mold (LM) Fungus (N) Nematodes (PM) Fungus (TMV) Virus (ToANV) Virus (ToMV) Virus (TSWV) Virus (TYLCV) Virus (V) Fungus Watermelon (A) Fungus (F) Fungus English Name Scientific Name Downy Mildew Fusarium Wilt (Race 1) Fusarium Wilt (Races 1 & 2) Fusarium Wilt (Races 1, 2, & 3) Powdery Mildew Papaya Ringspot Virus Watermelon Mosaic Virus Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Pseudoperonospora cubensis Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis Podosphaera xanthii Fusarium Basal Rot Pink Root Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cepae Phoma terrestris Fusarium Wilt (Race 1) Fusarium Wilt (Races 1 & 2) Pea Leaf Roll Virus Powdery Mildew Pea Enation Mosaic Virus Fusarium oxysporum Fusarium oxysporum Erysiphe pisi Bacterial Leaf Spot (Races 1-3) Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria Bacterial Leaf Spot (Races 1 & 2) Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria Bacterial Leaf Spot (Races 1-3, 7,8) Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria Bacterial Leaf Spot (Races 1-10) Phytophthora Root Rot Potato Virus Y Tobacco Etch Virus Tobamovirus (Races 0-3) Tobacco Mosaic Virus Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria Phytophthora capsici Powdery Mildew Watermelon Mosaic Virus Podosphaera xanthii Cladosporium Leaf Spot Downy Mildew White Rust Cladosporium variabile Peronospora farinosa f.sp. spinaciae Cucumber Mosaic Virus Powdery Mildew Papaya Ringspot Virus Watermelon Mosaic Virus Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Podosphaera xanthii Powdery Mildew Podosphaera xanthii Alternaria Stem Canker Corky Root Rot Early Blight Fusarium Wilt Fusarium Wilt (Races 1 & 2) Fusarium Wilt (Races 1, 2 & 3) Fusarium Crown and Root Rot Gray Leaf Spot Late Blight Leaf Mold Nematodes Powdery Mildew Tobacco Mosaic Virus Tomato Apex Necrosis Virus Tomato Mosaic Virus Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus Verticillium Wilt Alternaria alternata f. sp. lycopersici Pyrenochaeta lycopersici Alternaria solani Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. radicis-lycopersici Stemphylium solani Phytophthora infestans Fulvia fulva Meloidogyne arenaria, M. incognita, M. javanica Oidium lycopersicum Verticillium albo-atrum Anthracnose Fusarium Wilt (Race 1) Colletotrichum orbiculare Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum 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 Johnny's Vegetable Product Team Putting together this year's assortment was a team effort by our Vegetable Product Managers and Technicians. Every member of our team brings practical, hands-on knowledge to Johnny's from their own farming experience, and they are passionate about their products. Our team wants you to have the most accurate information about their crops, so they take field notes all season long and compile the information for our catalog and website in the fall. Like you, they work in the best and worst weather conditions, have great successes and disappointing failures. At the end of the season, we know we have chosen the very best products to offer and we are excited to hear back from you. A Sampling of NEW Product Innovations that Make a Difference! Renegade PMR Beas Nokya JACK-O'-LANTERN PUMPKIN Renegade PMR (3437) – Medium-large pumpkin churns out high yields with improved powdery mildew resistance. (see page 106) KOHLRABI Beas (3527) – The first pure white-skinned kohlrabi. Early & incredibly uniform. (see page 66) ASIAN CUCUMBER Nokya (3524) – Heavy yields of sweet, crunchy 11–13” fruits with small seed cavities. (see page 39) JALAPEÑO PEPPER Arriba (3410) – High-yielding yellow jalapeño. Excellent salsa ingredient. (see page 102) ENDIVE Benefine J (3421G) – Fancy blanched leaves for salad mixes. (see page 31) CHERRY TOMATO Edox (3462) – For cluster harvest in high tunnels or greenhouses. Rich, sweet flavor. (see page 139) Arriba Benefine Edox 6 Vegetables 1-877-564-6697 Johnnyseeds.com

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ARTICHOKE AND CARDOON Artichoke and Cardoon Imperial Star ARTICHOKE AND CARDOON Cynara spp. CULTURE: Artichokes and cardoon require very fertile, well-drained soils with a pH of 6.5–7.0. 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. 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 Colorado Star Porto Spineless 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 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 $4.35; 100 Seeds $9.47; 250 Seeds $19.30; 1,000 Seeds $54.12; 5M @ $45.98/M; 10M @ $41.36/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. The 1–3' tall plants vary from upright to prostrate, but all produce high yields of purple to greenish 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, who also bred Imperial Star. Plants are spiny. Perennial in Zone 7 and warmer, otherwise treat as an annual. NOTE: Amount of purpling may vary from plant to plant. PKT $4.35; 100 Seeds $11.32; 250 Seeds $23.19; 1,000 Seeds $64.82; 5M @ $55.16/M; 10M @ $49.62/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. Spineless plant. Perennial in Zones 6–10. Cannot ship to Canada. PKT $4.35; 50 Seeds $6.35; 250 Seeds $10.44; 1,000 Seeds $27.80; 5M @ $23.66/M; 10M @ $18.09/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 and conventional seeds. ASPARAGUS 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 for green varieties and 6–8" apart in-row for purple varieties (closer spacing creates more slender spears). Allow 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 from crowns. Sweeter and more tender than green varieties, and a colorful option for raw eating in salads. Spears turn green when cooked, but still have excellent flavor. Tighter spacing (6–8") is recommended for best market size. We supply hardy, one-year-old crowns. Perennial. 25 Crowns $39.00; 100 Crowns $81.00; 300 Crowns $228.00; 600 Crowns $426.00; 1,000 Crowns $500.00. 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 $39.00; 100 Crowns $81.00; 300 Crowns $228.00; 600 Crowns $426.00; 1,000 Crowns $500.00. Millennium (F1) Standard harvest begins second year after planting. (IR: R.) NEW Uniform spear size. Maintains a tight spear tip. Cold hardy, with consistent performance in various soil types, including heavier soils. Compared to Jersey Supreme, Millennium is higher yielding over a longer period, with more fern vigor and survival, and the same spear size and spring emergence. Bred by the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Perennial. Select conventional crowns or seeds. 3423 Crowns 25 Crowns $40.50; 100 Crowns $100.00; 300 Crowns $261.00; 600 Crowns $462.00; 1,000 Crowns $560.00. 3455 Seeds MINI $4.50; PKT $7.95; 100 Seeds $20.25; 250 Seeds $31.50; 1,000 Seeds $110.50; 5M @ $98.00/M; 10M @ $79.50/M; 25M @ $78.00/M. 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. Purple Passion NEW Millennium Search on Johnnyseeds.com Tips on Asparagus Crowns 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. 8 Vegetables 1-877-564-6697 Johnnyseeds.com

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BUSH BEANS Phaseolus vulgaris CULTURE: Choose well-drained soil with a pH range of 6.5–6.8. 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 produced in areas known to be free of halo blight. INSECT PESTS: Mexican bean beetles can be controlled with pyrethrin or azadirachtin. 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. Bush Bean Comparison Chart Beans Provider 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 $4.55; 1,000 Seeds $7.42; 5M @ $6.07/M; 25M @ $5.20/M; 100M @ $4.21/M; 500M @ $3.75/M. 10 Conventional PKT (175 seeds) $4.35; 1,000 Seeds $5.48; 5M @ $3.07/M; 25M @ $2.21/M; 100M @ $2.07/M; 500M @ $1.81/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 $4.55; 1,000 Seeds $8.14; 5M @ $6.71/M; 25M @ $5.79/M; 100M @ $5.03/M; 500M @ $4.75/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 $4.55; 1,000 Seeds $8.14; 5M @ $6.71/M; 25M @ $5.79/M; 100M @ $5.03/M; 500M @ $4.75/M. Affirmed 3561 56 days. (HR: A, BMV, HB. IR: BBS.) NEW Best for machine or hand harvest. Plants are upright and compact, producing high yields of straight, attractive, 5–6" deep green pods. Good disease resistance. More uniform beans, more upright plant habit, and more concentrated set than Cosmos, which it replaces. White seeds. Avg. 1,500 seeds/lb. PKT $4.35; 1,000 Seeds $7.80; 5M @ $6.60/M; 25M @ $5.65/M; 100M @ $5.00/M; 500M @ $4.75/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 $5.40. Type Part # Variety Days Pod Color Pod Length Pod Diameter Pod Shape Disease Resistance  Seed Color 10G J or 10 Provider  50 Light 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 green 5–51/2” Medium Large Round (HR: BMV.) White 3561 NEW Affirmed 56 Green 5–6” Medium Round (HR: A, BMV, HB. 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 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” Small 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 Affirmed 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 $4.55; 1,000 Seeds $7.58; 5M @ $6.23/M; 25M @ $5.34/M; 100M @ $4.36/M; 500M @ $4.09/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-size, upright plants. Very good flavor raw or cooked. Pods turn green when cooked. Tan-colored seeds. Avg. 1,560 seeds/lb. PKT $4.35; 1,000 Seeds $10.34; 5M @ $8.52/M; 25M @ $7.24/M; 100M @ $6.40/M; 500M @ $6.01/M. Goldilocks 4390 52 days. (HR: A, BBS, BMV.) L 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 $4.35; 1,000 Seeds $7.07; 5M @ $5.05/M; 25M @ $4.30/M; 100M @ $3.65/M; 500M @ $3.39/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 $4.55; 1,000 Seeds $10.04; 5M @ $7.29/M; 25M @ $6.36/M; 100M @ $5.21/M; 500M @ $4.30/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 $4.35; 1,000 Seeds $9.57; 5M @ $7.82/M; 25M @ $6.31/M; 100M @ $5.18/M; 500M @ $4.92/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 $4.35; 1,000 Seeds $9.06; 5M @ $7.45/M; 25M @ $6.00/M; 100M @ $4.94/M; 500M @ $4.67/M. Jumbo 11G 55 days. (HR: BMV.) BJ Giant Italian-style green beans. Jumbo has extra-long dark green 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 $4.55; 1,000 Seeds $10.24; 5M @ $8.45/M; 25M @ $7.21/M; 100M @ $6.76/M; 500M @ $6.59/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 $4.35; 1,000 Seeds $9.14; 5M @ $7.52/M; 25M @ $6.44/M; 100M @ $5.26/M; 500M @ $4.94/M. 10 Vegetables 1-877-564-6697 Johnnyseeds.com

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BEANS 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 $4.35; 1,000 Seeds $10.55; 5M @ $8.69/M; 25M @ $7.38/M; 100M @ $6.53/M; 500M @ $6.13/M. Pauldor 3688 50 days. (HR: A, BMV, HB.) Thin and fancy yellow filet. Straight pods avg. 41/2–5" on medium-size, upright plants. Good flavor. Early and high yielding. Combine with Tavera and Velour for a tricolor mix. White seeds. Avg. 4,800 seeds/lb. PKT $4.35; 1,000 Seeds $7.07; 5M @ $5.05/M; 25M @ $4.30/M; 100M @ $3.65/M; 500M @ $3.39/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-size upright plants yield well. Small light brown seeds. Avg. 3,400 seeds/lb. PKT $4.35; 1,000 Seeds $7.07; 5M @ $5.05/M; 25M @ $4.30/M; 100M @ $3.65/M; 500M @ $3.39/M. Tavera 19G 54 days. (HR: A, BMV.) J Short fancy pods. Sets the standard for uniformity and eating quality in a filet bean. "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 $4.55; 1,000 Seeds $5.73; 5M @ $3.95/M; 25M @ $3.07/M; 100M @ $2.66/M; 500M @ $2.42/M. Pole Beans ROUND POD Maxibel Pauldor Velour 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 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 $4.35; 250 Seeds $12.85; 500 Seeds $22.48; 1,000 Seeds $36.20; 5M @ $29.72/M; 25M @ $25.35/M; 100M @ $23.21/M. Fortex 34 60 days. P Early, dependable pole bean with an extended harvest period. Growing to over 11" 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. 1,050 seeds/lb. PKT $4.35; 250 Seeds $11.67; 500 Seeds $20.43; 1,000 Seeds $32.92; 5M @ $27.01/M; 25M @ $23.05/M; 100M @ $21.11/M. Monte Gusto 3169 58 days. P Smooth bright yellow 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 may also be harvested as very attractive filet beans at 7". Better tasting than bush wax beans. Brown seeds. Avg. 1,900 seeds/lb. PKT $4.35; 250 Seeds $12.85; 500 Seeds $22.48; 1,000 Seeds $36.20; 5M @ $29.72/M; 25M @ $25.35/M; 100M @ $23.21/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 $4.35; 250 Seeds $11.67; 500 Seeds $20.43; 1,000 Seeds $32.92; 5M @ $27.01/M; 25M @ $23.05/M; 100M @ $21.11/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 $4.55; 250 Seeds $11.67; 500 Seeds $20.43; 1,000 Seeds $32.92; 5M @ $27.01/M; 25M @ $23.05/M; 100M @ $21.11/M. Monte Gusto Round Pod Beans Northeaster Flat Pod Beans 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/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 Red Noodle and Gita YARD LONG 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 $4.35; 500 Seeds $8.81; 1,000 Seeds $14.34; 5M @ $12.61/M; 25M @ $11.37/M; 100M @ $10.55/M. 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 $4.35; 500 Seeds $8.81; 1,000 Seeds $14.34; 5M @ $12.61/M; 25M @ $11.37/M; 100M @ $10.55/M. Flambo Flagrano Fresh Shell Beans Fordhook 242 Lima Bush Bean FRESH SHELL BEANS Phaseolus vulgaris LIMA BUSH BEAN Phaseolus lunatus CULTURE: Grow like bush beans. Ready to pick when beans are plump inside pods. AVG. SEEDING RATE: 1 lb./225', 5 lb./1,000', 72 lb./acre. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 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. 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 replaced. PKT $4.35; 1/2 Lb. $9.57; Lb. $15.44; 5 Lbs. @ $9.02/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $8.08/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $7.72/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. $13.57; Lb. $20.38; 5 Lbs. @ $13.69/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $11.90/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $10.58/Lb. 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. Optimal soil temperature for germination is around 85°F (29°C) and the optimal ambient temperature for growing plants is 70–80°F (21–27°C). Choose a warm, well- drained location. Germination Guide AVG. SEEDING RATE: 1 lb./100', 10 Soil Temp °C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 °F 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 lb./1,000', 145 lb./ Optimum acre at 3' between Range rows. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 430. PACKET: 50 seeds, sows 13'. 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 $4.35; 1/2 Lb. $6.20; Lb. $9.68; 5 Lbs. @ $5.51/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $4.25/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $3.40/Lb. 12 Vegetables 1-877-564-6697 Johnnyseeds.com

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NEW BEANS NEW Vroma Fava Beans Chiba Green Karikachi Soybeans FAVA BEANS Vicia faba SOYBEANS Glycine max 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 beds, giving each plant 1 sq.ft. of space. Where winter lows stay above 10°F (-12°C), sow 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', Germination Guide 11 lb./1,000', 160 lb./acre at 3' Soil Temp °C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 °F 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 row spacing. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 270. Optimum Range PACKET: 50 seeds, sows 17'. 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. Strong, heat tolerant plants resist lodging. Light brown seeds. PKT $4.15; 1/2 Lb. $9.06; Lb. $14.62; 5 Lbs. @ $8.54/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $7.65/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $7.31/Lb. 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. $4.99. Pea, Lentil, and Vetch Inoculant 9359 JY For garden/field peas, fava/broad beans, vetch, and more. Treats 100 lb. $6.45. Soybean Inoculant 9324 JY Treats 300 lb. $9.95. 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'. Germination Guide Soil Temp °C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 °F 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 Optimum Range 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 $4.35; 1/2 Lb. $11.67; Lb. $18.74; 5 Lbs. @ $15.79/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $13.84/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $12.89/Lb. Chiba Green 3581G 82 days. J NEW High-quality organic soybean. Chiba Green plants are upright, compact, and produce good yields in a concentrated set. Crisp and tasty, the large, plump pods avg. 21/2" with 3 beans each. 21/2' tall plants. Widely adapted. White pubescence. Avg. 1,900 seeds/lb. PKT $4.55; 1/2 Lb. $11.67; Lb. $18.74; 5 Lbs. @ $15.79/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $13.84/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $12.89/Lb. Karikachi 3569 85 days. NEW Heavy yielder with longer harvest window. Very tall, upright plants are sturdy and vigorous. Large, plump pods avg. three seeds each. Excellent flavor, whether fresh or steamed. Larger yields than Tohya and stronger resistance to lodging than Butterbean. Light tan pubescence. Avg. 2,300 seeds/lb. PKT $4.35; 1/2 Lb. $11.67; Lb. $18.74; 5 Lbs. @ $15.79/Lb.; 25 Lbs. @ $13.84/Lb.; 100 Lbs. @ $12.89/Lb. 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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