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2011 Warm-Season Variety Grow List

Okiedawn OK Zone 7
12 years ago

This is not a final list by any stretch of the imagination because I don't even know what seeds I'll receive in the seed swap, so we can consider this the first attempt at the list.

It will look like a huge amount of varieties and it is, but I succession plant which means I can get several different sowings/growings in one bed during the long growing season that stretches from February through October or November. Also, even though it is a lot of varieties, in raised beds with highly enriched soil I plant everything pretty close together. For crops not grown in raised beds and with less well-improved soil, like corn and winter squash, I use more traditional wider spacing since crowding in those conditions reduces yields.

Also, you'll note an insanely long list of bean vareities. Because the grasshoppers ate many of our bean plants last year, we didn't get nearly as many beans last year as we normally do. So, I am feeling bean-starved and it shows. I plant many of these on the roughly 400 linear feet of 7'-tall fencing that surrounds our garden. That, along with a couple of long beds with bean trellises, gives me tons of space to grow plenty of beans.

CORN (SWEET):

Early Sunglow F-1

Black Aztec OP

Country Gentleman OP

Texas Honey June OP

BEANS, LIMA:

Dixie Speckled Butterpea

Christmas Pole

Willowleaf

Violet's Multicolor Butterbeans

King of the Garden

Jackson Wonder Bush

Willowleaf White

Henderson Bush

SNAP BEANS, BOTH POLE AND BUSH, MOST FOR FRESH EATING OR FREEZING AS GREEN BEANS AND SOME FOR SHELLIES:

Bush:

Speedy

Royal Burgundy

Merveille de Piemonte

Borlotto Lingua Di Fuoco

Marconi

Borlotto Di Vigevano

Dragon Tongue

Tanya's Pink Pod

Red Swan

Half-Runner Red Peanut

Pole:

Red-Striped Greasy

Rattlesnake

Blue Coco

Zelma Zesta

Genuine Cornfield

Trionfo Violetto

Meraviglia Di Venezia

Garafal Oro

Smeraldo

Cherokee Stripe

Signora Della Campagna

Emerite

Helda

Cherokee Trail of Tears

CUCUMBER, PICKLING (also used for slicing as I don't plant slicing types):

National Pickling Cucumber

Homemade Pickles

County Fair

H-19 Little Leaf

OKRA:

Stewart's Zeebest

Beck's Big Buck

Choppee

Little Lucy

PEPPER:

Sweet:

Yummy Orange

Yummy Mix

Gentle Giant Goliath

Sweet Goliath

Goliath Gold Rush

Goliath Griller

Gourmet

Hot:

Serrano Tampianqueno

Cajun Belle

Cayenne Blend

Fatali

Red Habanero

White Habanero

Mustard Habanero

Caribbean Red Habanero

Chichen Itza early Habanero

Peter Pepper

Jalapeno:

Early Jalapeno

Ixtapa

Mucho Nacho

Grande'

Chichimeca

Purple Jalapeno

Gigantia

Biker Billy

Goliath Jalapeno

For the Chocolate Garden:

Chocolate Mini Bell

Chocolate Bell

PUMPKIN:

Long Island Cheese

Seminole

Knucklehead

Goosebumps

SUMMER SQUASH:

Horn of Plenty

Early Prolific Straightneck

Cocozelle di Napoli

Golden Zucchini

Raven hybrid zuke

WINTER SQUASH:

I'm growing the following from a Franchi-Sementi Seeds Mixed Package called "Zucche In Miscuglio" that contains seeds of the following:

Zucca di Chioggia

Zucca Tonda Padana

Zucca Lunga Di Napoli

Zucca Berrettina Piancenti

Zucca Butternut Rugosa

Zucca Quintale Seme Giallo

Zucchette Tromba D'Albenga

Zucchette Serpente Di Sicilia

Zucchina Custard White

Zucchini Vegetable Spaghetti

MELONS/WATERMELONS:

Hale's Best Jumbo

Pike

Sugar Queen

Ambrosia

Galia

Blacktail Mountain

Yellow Doll

Yellow Baby

Shiny Boy

SOUTHERN PEAS:

Knuckle Purplehull

Pinkeye Purplehull

Six Week Purplehull

Big Red Ripper

Blue Goose

Kentucky Black Crowder

Ozark Razorback

White Whippoorwill

SWEET POTATO: I haven't decided which varieties yet. I'll either start some from sweet potatoes now in storage grown from Gary's trial varieties last year, or will order new slips from him this year, or both. My sweet potato planting area, which has sandier soil than the rest of my clay-challenged garden, is on the verge of getting too shady, so I need to make a new bed for these in an area where there is some sandier soil that still gets full sun.

TOMATOES: These are listed on an earlier thread that is tomato-specific, and all the cool-season crops are on their own thread from a few weeks ago.

I have added 5 or 6 more tomato varieties and need to go back and add those to the earlier list, and think I've added a few new lettuce varieties I need to go back and add to the cool-season thread.

So, that's the list I'm working from at the present time. I expect it will change somewhat, but it is more likely to get longer and not shorter.

I should emphasize that we are not in any sort of drought condition here in the southern portion of Love County at the present time (the only part of the state not showing "in color" on the drought map), so I am planning as though we'll have a normal, moist spring. If the drought conditions return to Love County, I'll start dropping some of the varieties and will plant somewhat less.

Does anyone else have their working list compiled yet?

Dawn

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