In the Garden
Heirloom tomatoes: Black Prince, Brandywine, Green Zebra, Amish Paste and Costoluto Genovese are just a selection of the 50+ heirloom varieties I grow.
Basil: a large leaf Italian variety, rich in flavourful oil that can only come from growing in this dry, hot region.
Cucumbers: Diva, Lemon, and Suyo Long; all grown for their sweet flavour and tender, edible skin.
Fennel Bulb: Zefa Fino is sweet and tender
Onions: Walla Walla sweet....need I say more?
Eggplants: Rosa Bianca, Listada de Gandia, and Diamante...I stick with the Italians who seem to know a thing or two about the aubergine.
Peppers: Joe's Long Cayenne, Highlander and Georgia Flame are just some of the 25+ varieties of hot peppers I grow.
Zucchini: Romanesco and Goldmine are my favourites...creamy and tender
Squash: Red Kuri, Blue Hokkaido and Butternut...rich, dense, orange, and lovely
Radiccio: A bitter surprise to any dish
Celeriac: The most beautiful harvest vegetable; a mix of celery flavour with a potato texture.
In the Orchard
Cherries: many varieties such as Vans, Bings, and Lamberts to extend the season for the sweetest fruit North of the 49th
Plums: an amazing variety of plums beginning with the earliest, Santa Clara, to the grand, old favourite Prune Plum. In between, I offer Black Amber, Shiro, Friar, and Presidente.
Peaches: From Early Red Haven to Harbright to Oh Henry, the season of peaches is pure dreamland
Apricots: Velvet in texture; the earthiest of fruits
Pears: Bartletts and Russets to welcome autumn
Apples: Summer Reds to Winter Russets...a large selection to prepare you for winter.