Plant List

3-packs for $.50 (Green Card) & $1.00 (Yellow Card)

Spring Plants Available March 22

Summer Plants Available April 26

Fall Plants Available July 25

Lettuce Available Aug. 16

Kansas City Community Gardens provides a wide variety of plants to our members at a low-cost.

Our plants are grown in our own greenhouse by our knowledgeable and experienced staff!

BROCCOLI

Arcadia (F1): 63 days. A rugged, vigorous broccoli with mid-late maturity. Big plants with heavy, very firm, dark green, domed heads with a unique “frosted” appearance. Tolerant of cold stress. Excellent side shoot production. (hybrid)

Blue Wind (F1): 49 days. An extra early uniformed head, medium-sized heads that are blue-green with small, attractive beads. Harvest promptly. (hybrid)

Goliath: 76 days. Huge 10-12” heads on short, 15”, plants. Heads are medium green, fine beaded, crowned. Do not crowd.

BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Dagan (F1): 103 days Dependable midseason variety. Tall, straight, erect plant with medium-large, smooth, and attractive sprouts. (hybrid)

CABBAGE

Charmant: 65 days. Darker green, larger version of Stonehead. Upright plant habit and dense head forms slowly for extended cutting period. High quality fresh cabbage. Yellow tolerant.

Napa: 60 days. Light green leaves form a barrel shaped head of 4-6 lbs. Slow bolting and equally good for early spring and fall crops. (hybrid)

Red Express: 63 days. Extra early, red compact plants, solid 2-4 lb. heads with good appearance and flavor. Relatively split resistant. (hybrid)

Savoy Ace: 73 days. Deep green color wrinkled leaves, tolerant to cold, tender and sweet. (hybrid)

Stone Head: 67 days. A very popular mid-season variety. Very solid heads average 4 lbs. More resistant to splitting. Yellow tolerant. (hybrid)

CAULIFLOWER

Snow Crown: 50 days. Well rounded solid white heads average 2 lbs. a piece and measure up to 7.5” across with good depth. Plants are vigorous and very uniform in size. (hybrid)

COLLARDS

Georgia: 70 days. The old standard. Large plants spread 36”, cabbage-like blue-green, slightly crumpled leaves, heat and poor soil tolerant, slow to bolt.

Top Bunch: 50 days. Earliest to harvest. Tall productive plant produces medium green slightly blistered leaves. A Georgia-type hybrid with crinkled leaves.

EGGPLANT

Clara: 65 days. Large, white, Italian type. High yielding plants with early maturity. Fruits are 6-7” long by 4-5” wide. (hybrid)

Nadia: 67 days. Uniform dark purple fruits with green calyx, glossy and blemish free. Tall sturdy plants can set under cool conditions.

Orient Express: 58 days. Attractive, slender 8-10”, glossy black fruits in long Oriental style. Ready up to 2 weeks before other early varieties. Tender, delicately flavored and quick cooking. (hybrid)

Ping Ting Long: 70 days. Heirloom Asian eggplant, prolific and early-producing. Glossy purple fruits are slender, 12-18” long and 1-2” wide. Potential yield of 20 fruits per plant, vigorous, disease and stress tolerant.

KALE

Nero Di Toscana: 50 days. Dark green 3” wide and 10” long leaves with a blistered surface. Excellent kale for fall production. Cross between cabbage and kale, more cold-hardy than other varieties. Best and sweetest flavor after a frost.

Redbor: 55 days. Similar to Winterbor
but purple-red. Flavor, color, and curling are enhanced by cold weather. (hybrid)

Winterbor: 60 days. Plants grow 2-3’ tall and have excellent cold hardiness. Large numbers of curled blue-green leaves. Plants regrow vigorously after harvesting. (hybrid)

LETTUCE

Buttercrunch: 60 days. Boston type or loosehead. Larger and more heat tolerant than Bibb, slower to bolt. Leaves are thick, crisp and tender.

Canasta: 58 days. Crisp, full-flavored and exceptionally bolt resistant. Large, ruffled, yellow-green leaves, lightly tinged with red.

Coastal Star: 57 days. Large green romaine lettuce with excellent heat tolerance.

Red Cross: 48 days. A large, dark red leafed butterhead lettuce. Great for spring and fall crops.

HOT PEPPERS

Anaheim: 68 days: Mildly hot, meaty, referred to as “chiles.” Plants grow 30” tall and yield an abundance of 7-8” long chiles with a shiny green color or ripening to a mellow red color. An easy pepper to grow. (open pollinated)

Ancho San Martin: 75 days. Larger size, early maturity and great production. Thick-fleshed peppers, mature to 5” length and 3” width. (hybrid)

Cayenne: 75 days. Thin tapered fiery hot standard, 6” curved fruit ripen from dark green to crimson red. (open pollinated)

Habanero: 90 days. Extremely hot small fruit start out light green and ripen orange. Handle with extreme caution. (open pollinated)

Jalapeno: 70 days. Classic, medium hot pepper, small fruit can be used in almost any kind of cooking. Keeps well in a multitude of ways. (open pollinated)

Serrano Del Sol: 75 days. Strong plants that load up early with dozens of fruit that are twice the size of a regular Serrano Chile. (open pollinated)

BELL PEPPERS

Ace: 50 days. Amazing extra-early yields of small to medium sized green bell peppers. Ripens red. (hybrid)

Big Bertha:
72 days. Huge thick-walled fruits,
6-7” long, 4” across. Dark green, ripening to red, and tender. Vigorous plants bear heavily.(hybrid)

Early Sunsation:
70 days. Big blocky bell peppers, 4” long and nearly as wide, smooth and consistently well-shaped. Plants are tolerant to most pepper virus diseases and 3 races of bacterial spot. Extra sweet when fully yellow. (hybrid)

Gypsy: 50 days. Very early and prolific pepper. Fruits are wedge shaped, 2-3 lobes, 3-4” long, greenish yellow turning to orange red. Compact plants. (hybrid)

Orange Sun: 80 days. Beautiful deep orange bell pepper is 4-5” long and not quite as wide. Thick walls and very sweet flavor. (hybrid)

Red Knight:
55 days green, 75 days red. Big, blocky, thick walled, fruit and sweet. King Arthur type with better disease resistance in more compact, open plant. (hybrid)

SWEET PEPPERS

Bounty: 65 days. A larger, more-vigorous, banana type pepper. Fruits are 8-10” long, sweet and delicious. (hybrid)

Carmen: 60 days green, 80 days red. Italian frying pepper with sweet taste for salads and roasting when fully red. Tapered fruits 6” long x 2” wide. Matures early on an upright, medium plant. (hybrid)

Lunchbox:55-63 days to green. 75-83 days to color. Mini-sized, colorful (red, orange or yellow) snack peppers are remarkably sweet and flavorful. Delicious sautéed and as a fresh addition to salads. Tall, strong plants that yield well.

Lipstick: 53 days. Shiny cone-shaped fruit ripen early to red. Thick and juicy fruit are extremely sweet when ripe. Delicious for eating out of hand. (open pollinated)

TOMATOES

Beefmaster: 80 days. (VFNASt) One of the most popular hybrid beefsteak types, with improved disease resistance. Solid, meaty, bright red tomatoes weigh up to 2 lbs. Better yields larger fruits and good tolerance to
cracking and splitting. (indeterminate) (hybrid)

Better Boy: 75 days. (VFN) Rugged vines produce large crops of bright red, 12-16 oz. smooth, flavorful fruit. Has better disease resistance than Big Boy. Firm and perfect for slicing. (indeterminate) (hybrid)

Big Beef: 73 days. (VFFNTAst) Extra-large, juicy red fruits, approximately 10-12 oz. Very heavy yield. (indeterminate) (hybrid)

Big Boy: 78 days. A classic tomato, large fruits, up to 2 lbs. with scarlet, smooth skin, thick walls, and fine flavor. Not disease resistant. (indeterminate) (hybrid)

Celebrity: 77 days. (VFNT) A good quality, very productive variety that performs well under a wide variety of conditions. Fruit average 3” in diameter and are fairly round. Fruit sets at all the same time. An excellent home garden variety. (determinate) (hybrid)

Goliath: 65 days. (VFFNTAst) Smooth, bright red, deep oblate fruits averaging 10-15 oz.
A sweet flavor that lives up to its virtually blemish free exterior. (indeterminate) (hybrid)

Jet Star: 72 days. (VF) Large, firm fruit. Heavy yield, delicious flavor. (indeterminate) (hybrid)

Lemon Boy: 72 days. (VFN) The first lemon yellow (not golden) tomato. Extremely vigorous plants produce large harvests of attractive fruit that weigh 8 oz. or more. Flavor is outstanding, mild and sweet, yet tangy. (indeterminate) (hybrid)

Super Marzano: 70 days. (VFNT) Large pear-shaped fruit are an average of 5” long. This improvised Roma-type tomato is high in pectin, giving sauce and paste a natural thickness. Tall plants give large yields and are resistant to bacterial speck. (indeterminate) (hybrid)

Supersteak: 80 days. (VFN) Large beefsteak type with smooth fruits. High-yielding, vigorous plants. (indeterminate) (hybrid)

Whopper:
70 days. (VFFNT) Large fruits are born early and over a long season. Good disease and crack resistance. Good flavor and texture. (indeterminate) (hybrid)

HEIRLOOM TOMATO

Arkansas Traveler: 76 days. Smooth, crack free. Rose pink 6-8oz. flattened globe tomatoes are mild and juicy. Healthy plants produce blemish-free fruit through the end of the season. (indeterminate)

Brandywine: 78 days. An old Amish variety famous for its great flavor. Large fruit with deep pink skin and red flesh. (indeterminate) (open-pollinated)

Black Trifele: 85 days. Produces a large number of pear-shaped, intensely purple-black colored fruits. The flavor is fantastic and slices are lovely on hamburgers or salad. (indeterminate)

Cherokee Purple: 72 days. Believed to be over 100 years old and originally from the Cherokee people. Juicy tomatoes with a very full flavor and plenty of tang. Medium-large, flattened globe fruits with a distinctly different color, dusky pink with darker pink/purple shoulders. (indeterminate) (open pollinated)

Rutgers VFA: 75 days. Has some disease resistance. Produces large crops of crack-free 6-8 oz. tomatoes with old-fashioned taste. Fruit sets all at the same time. (determinate)

CHERRY TOMATO

Black Cherry: 64 days. Sweet and robust, round fruits almost black in color. Dynamic flavor, high-yielding. (indeterminate) (hybrid)

Sun Gold Cherry: 57 days. Tangerine-orange, sweet, intense fruity flavored tomatoes on high-yielding plants. (indeterminate)
(hybrid)

Super Sweet 100: 70 days. (VF)Plants produce long strands of 100 or more super-sweet cherry tomatoes, measuring 1” in diameter. Extra-high in vitamin C. (indeterminate) (hybrid)

Sweet Chelsea: 67 days. (VFFNTA) Cherry tomato with large 2” super sweet fruit. Vigorous 3’ plants should be staked. (indeterminate) (hybrid)

SPECIALTY PLANTS

Ground Cherry - Aunt Molly: 70 days. Small tomato-type fruit covered with a papery husk. Pick when the fruits fall to the ground. The flavor is intensely sweet with pineapple tones. Great in pies, sauces, and wonderful fresh.

‘Toma Verde’: 60 days. Early-maturing large, flat-round green fruits. Great for salsa and other Mexican recipies. (indeterminant)

HERB PLANTS

Sold individually, $.50 (Green Card)
$1.00 (Yellow Card)
Basil
Chives
Cilantro
Curly Leaf Parsley
Fern Leaf Dill
Flat Leaf Parsley
French Sorrel
Garlic Chives
Oregano
Rosemary
Sage
Savory
Thai Basil
Thyme