Harvest your own tender artichokes! Big flower buds that form at the tops of stalks may be cut for eating. If not cut, buds open to spectacular purple, thistle-like flowers, great for arrangements. Unique, highly textured grey-green foliage adds season-long interest.
A marked improvement over 'Mary Washington', with a much higher percent of male plants which produce larger spears. If you've tried to plant asparagus roots in the past and haven't had much success, we've got pre-potted asparagus already growing in the greenhouse. Makes it easy to get a good start on your crop. Unfortunately, you still have to wait a couple years to start harvesting, so don't delay, get your patch started this season!
Rhubarb pie is one of summer's sweetest pleasures.
Excellent sweet, tart flavor, bright red color and plump tender stalks. Extra-large root establishes quickly. Growing to 24", this buckwheat relative mightily yields plump, non-stringy, ruby-red 24" stalks. Winter-hardy, highly adaptable plants
Good variety for cooking when flavor is desired but not color.
The plant is nearly perfectly round and the shoots grow rapidly in spring. Harvest before shoots get tough for perfect preserves, pies and freezing.
Prolific green stalks with a red blush.
The best cooking rhubarb, bar none. Noticeably sweeter and milder the all others. Stalks are slender and very tender, so it's quick and easy to fix for the pot. Plants are prolific; stalks green with red blush. Dust off your pie tins for this one. Bare roots are great for early spring planting. Rooted plants are best in fall, planted upon receipt, 4-6 weeks before first fall frost.
Brandywine Red is one of the most popular and best-tasting heirloom tomatoes. These are very vigorous plants that bear large-lobed, beefsteak-shaped fruit and are perfect for slicing. The think-skinned, pinkish-red tomatoes are flavorful, but not acidic.
Walking through the greenhouse makes everyone hungry for fresh greens! Lettuce Baskets from East River Nursery are ready to start harvesting! These can be cut and will re-grow for bowls full of delicious salads.