Herbs & Vegetables
Acer is proud to grow a wide variety of vegetables and herbs, using an integrated pest management program. This means we combine natural, biological controls with organic pest and disease products, resulting in exceptionally clean plants. As often as possible, we select for disease resistant varieties that are less prone to blights and mildews, and often source organic seed. Here are a few herbs and veggies that you'll definitely want on your plate this year!
Known as an edible flower to garnish salads, desserts, and drinks, German Chamomile offers a sweet, grassy flavor. Good yields of small, honey scented, daisy-like flowers, which make a lovely tea for sleep and digestion. Produces flowers in 60-65 days, and can be used fresh or dried.
Mildew Resistant Basil
We love our new 'Devotion' and Passion' basil! These Genovese type plants have a compact (but highly productive) habit, with large, cupped, medium green leaves. Slightly sweet and spicy aroma, with 74 days to maturity, Great for containers or in the garden. Incredibly resistant to downy mildew.
Peppers Corno di Toros
An early, productive, and great-tasting duo, red 'Carmen' and golden 'Escamillo' are both Corno di Toro or “bull’s horn” type Italian frying peppers. Dependable, beautiful and flavorful, this pair can be eaten fresh or cooked. 60 days to green, and 80 days to maturity.
'Cuarzo' is a lighter gray-green zucchini with excellent yield and a long harvest window. The stems and foliage are very strong and resistant to powdery mildew, with an open crown that allows for easy harvest and air circulation. Attractive and delicious at only 40 days to maturity.
Melon 'Minnesota Midget'
'Minnesota Midget' is an ever-so-sweet melon that arrives early, making it a good choice for New England gardens. Small 4" melons are a rich yellow, with excellent flavor and a high sugar content. Perfect for smaller gardens, the compact vines grow to only 3' and produce prolifically.75 days to maturity.
'Genuwine' is a beautiful combination of old and new, an heirloom 'marriage' hybrid. Large slicing fruit is a deep red-pink with high acidity, juiciness, and full of flavor. Vining and indeterminate, 75 days to maturity. Cross of 'Brandywine' and 'Costoluto Genovese'.
Bok Choy 'Joi Choi'
Our new 'Joi Choi' is a heavy, vigousous white-stem bok choy. It forms a 12-15" tall, broad, heavy plant with dark green leaves and thick, flattened white petioles. Tolerant to heat and cold, bok choy is excellent fresh or sauteed. 50 days to maturity, or harvest young,
Jalepeno Pepper Duo
Jalepenos are all about flavor, and our 'El Jefe' and Felicity duo lets you choose your heat level. 'El Jefe' is a hot pepper with high yield and early fruit. 'Felicity' gives you authentic jalapeño flavor without any of the heat. 65-67 days to green, 85-90 days to maturity.
Eggplant 'Listada De Gandia'
'Listada De Gandia' is a gorgeous old heirloom eggplant, with 5-6" long fruits with beautiful purple and white stripes. The thin skin does not require peeling. Excellent flavor and heavy yields. 70 days to maturity, with plants reaching 3' tall. Thrives in the heat of the summer. Great for containers!
Bunching Onion 'Green Banner'
'Green Banner' is a bunching green onion with strong dark green tops, and very nice long white shafts. A vigorous plant with a strong root system and good tolerance to extreme heat. 60 days to maturity, but can be harvested as needed.
Cucumber 'Max Pack Pickle'
'Max Pack' is a pickling cucumber with uge yields of uniform and attractive 4 1/2" fruit on vigorous vines. Resists bitterness under stress. Small seed cavity and size makes them a nice for pickling or snacking. Very disease resistant, 55 days to maturity.
Husk Cherry 'Goldie'
'Goldie' is old-fashioned tomato cousin that bears tiny, sweet golden berries inside papery husks, resembling small, straw-colored lanterns. The flavor is quite sweet and a bit wild. Plants are profusely branching, prolific, and drop ripe fruits. Delicious raw, dried, or added to pies. 75 days to maturity.