Susan’s Garden – 2017 Vegetable Report Card

CropVarietyGrade/Comments
BasilAureliaA - Productive, flavorful.
BasilLettuce LeafA - Productive, flavorful.
BasilItalian Large LeafA - Productive, flavorful.
Beans, BushPurple TeepeeB - Productive, occasionally had hollow beans (pollination issue?)
Beans, PoleMusicaA - Excellent growth, prolific, delicious, produced throughout season
BeetCylindraA - Produced large roots that were still tender when roasted, easy to grow
BroccoliDe CiccoB - Quite small heads but tasty
CarrotDolcivaA - Excellent root growth, delicious, nice size
CarrotTendersweetA - Grew well, longer slender root
CeleryTangoA - Excellent growth, good flavor
Corn, SweetLusciousA - Very reliable, delicious!
EggplantDiamondA - Extremely productive, nice slender fruits
EggplantMeatball hybridB - Fruits smaller than I expected but productive
KaleVatesA - Good growth to-date
LeekMegatonA - Whopper leeks! Amazing root growth and girth.
LettuceButtercrunch(crop failure - likely an insect problem but couldn't find any, but started well indoors)
LettuceFlashy Trout Back(crop failure - likely an insect problem but couldn't find any, but started well indoors)
LettuceRed Deer Tongue(crop failure - likely an insect problem but couldn't find any, but started well indoors)
MelonArava (honeydew type)A - Excellent production, did well with solar mulch, fantastic flavor
MelonTuscan NapoliA - Very productive this season, did well with solar mulch, good flavor
OnionRingmasterB - Didn't grow as well as I'd like, but perhaps due to winter start experiment. Did get harvest, though.
OnionYellow Sweet SpanishB - Didn't grow as well as I'd like, but perhaps due to winter start experiment. Did get harvest, though.
ParsnipHallblangeC - Very poor germination even with fresh seeds and soaking prior to planting.
Pepper, HotBridge to ParisB - Good producer, not very meaty
Pepper, HotClassic JalapenoA - Delicious, prolific, hot if seeds left in them (my husband loved these!)
Pepper, HotHot PortugalB - Fascinating-looking pepper, productive, suitable for dicing and adding to dishes
Pepper, SweetCorno di ToroA - Longest peppers we grew, very productive, large in diameter
Pepper, SweetMarconi RossoA - Productive and good size
Pepper, SweetSunsetThick and meaty, but not real large
PotatoViking PurpleA - Good production, nice white flesh, great flavor
PotatoYukon GoldA - Prolific, larger than Viking Purple, good flavor
PumpkinSpookie Deep SugarB - Produced single pumpkin per plant, but have enjoyed flavor in past seasons.
Pumpkin(unknown, possibly Atlantic Giant, for competition)A - Very good growth despite our short season.
Squash, SummerClarimoreA - Excellent production, tender, flavorful. A winner! (did have problem with blossom-end rot, but due to our hot weather)
Squash, Summer (trombone shape)Trombetti di AlbengaA - Produces later in season but wonderful flavor, tender
Squash, WinterCandystick Dessert DelicataA - Good production of small delicata squash, nice flavor
Squash, WinterLofthouse Landrace Moschata (Butternut type)A - Most productive ever, large squash, good variety for our season
Swiss ChardRuby RedA - Very productive, beautiful, flavorful leaves
TomatoAmish Paste KapulerA - Good productivity of this paste type. Nice flavor, resistant to blossom-end rot
TomatoChef's Choice OrangeA - Despite needing longer growing season, excellent flavor, beautiful fruits!
TomatoSungoldA - Very productive, delicious.