Shunkyo Long Pink

Radish
SEEDED: Coming Soon!
GERMINATED:
TRANSPLANTED:

A terrific all-season radish with double salad duty. Leaves are smooth, pink-petioled, tender and a great addition to salad, even before the crisp, spicy roots are harvested at 5 weeks. Slow bolting. Will form a carrot-sized flamingo-pink root with white interior and a sweet heat well before getting pithy.

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Zeppelin Delicata

Squash, Winter
SEEDED: March 8, 2012 (QTY 31)
GERMINATED: march 24
TRANSPLANTED:

C. pepo
This great strain was rescued a couple years back in the face of an industry-wide seed crisis. It seemed that one Colorado grower was growing just about the entire Delicata seed supply, supplying all the various seed companies and catalogues, and had accidentally crossed it with an ornamental gourd crop growing in a nearby field. The result was an occational squash that was so bitter you could barely choke it down. Gathering Together Farm in Oregon had been maintaining their own line for a while and delved back into their pre-tainted supply to bring back this excellent strain. By far our most popular winter squash at market, it has fabulously sweet and moist flesh, and is great roasted or for pies. At about a pound each it is the perfect size to share between two people.
90-100 days

Bitterroot Buttercup

Squash, Winter
SEEDED: March 8, 2012 (QTY 24)
GERMINATED: march 23
TRANSPLANTED:

Bred for short season production for the old Garden City Seeds of northern Montana, Bitterroot has earned its keep in our farm production. One of the more prolific varieties in the cool 2010 season, it matured early and stored well. Like Kabocha, it is richer and flakier than the finer textured, moister pepo squashes, which are qualities we love in a winter squash. Expect about 6-8 dark green 3-4# squashes with blocky squared off shoulders and a lighter grey “button” on the blossom end. First rate outstanding flavor for roasting, soups, and gnocchi.

Costata Romanesco, Zucchini

Zucchini (HEIRLOOM)
SEEDED: March 8, 2012 (QTY 38)
GERMINATED: march 21
TRANSPLANTED:

C. pepo
We are odd enough here at Uprising to hold an annual blind zucchini taste-off, and I don’t recall Costata ever being unseated from the top spot (which perhaps ultimately begs the question, why do we continue to do this every year?) While its light green color and prominently ribbed fruit might prove worrisome to some, we converted the majority of our market regulars to the superiority and rich nutty flavor of this unique looking Italian heirloom. Big and sprawly bushes produce prolifically with an added bonus of very large male flowers for stuffing. We continue to grow the regular old straight green zukes for the non-adventurous, but these are the ones we eat at home. Our strain is the most uniform and productive we’ve seen in several years of growing this commercially.
60 days.

Joelene’s Red Italian

Pepper, sweet
SEEDED: March 8, 2012 (QTY 50)
GERMINATED:
TRANSPLANTED:

When we started our “farmer’s Italian” red pepper project, this is pretty much what we had in mind—a brilliant red with smooth skin, medium thick walls, strong shoulders, fruits averaging 8-9 inches long, tapering to a slightly blunted tip. An early, sweet frying and roasting pepper that keeps long after final harvests in October—we are usually eating these for breakfast with eggs until Christmas.

Mature 116 days post-trans. at OSU/Corvallis OR Farm Original Variety!

Karma

Pepper, sweet
SEEDED: March 8, 2012 (QTY 50)
GERMINATED:
TRANSPLANTED:

New in 2012! How’s your karma? Judge by your fruitfulness. If you would like to enhance that, try the latest fruit from our ongoing “out of hybrid” Italian pepper breeding project. This more refined red Italian type is a bright orange-red (Crayola scale), smooth walled, 6-7” long, sweet salad, frying or roasting pepper. ‘Karma’ comes out of ‘Stocky Red Roaster’ heritage, with selection for bright vs. dark red at maturity, a broader-flatter crown, and more 3-lobed fruits that make large straight peppers.

Mature 109 days post-trans. at GTF/Philomath, OR. Farm Original Variety!

Italienischer

Lettuce, Oakleaf (HEIRLOOM)
SEEDED: March 8, 2012 (1/10 tray)
GERMINATED:
TRANSPLANTED:

Now that’s a lot of salad in one head of lettuce! This classy green oakleaf gets HUGE! Extremely uniform, great eating quality, and slow to bolt, this variety has won a spot in our garden for years to come. Be sure to give it plenty of space.
28 days baby, 55 days head