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New Vegetable Varieties

From: Vermont Public Radio
Series: Charlie's Garden Journal
Length: 02:30

Charlie Nardozzi suggests new tomato, bean and squash varieties to try this year. He provides brief histories and organic gardening tips. Read the full description.


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Piece Description


Every year hundreds of new vegetable varieties grace seed catalogs, websites, and garden center shelves, each with the promise of higher yields, fewer problems, and better taste. They can't all be the next best thing since 'Brandywine' tomato, so how do you decide which to try? Well, I've been looking at new vegetable varieties for more than 20 years and I'd like to think I can spot something that's truly unique. So here are some of my picks for the best new vegetables for 2011.

Early and late blight diseases have been the scourge of Northeast gardeners for years. Two years ago it crescendoed into a full blown epidemic where many gardeners had to pull out and destroy plants before harvest. Now there are two new hybrid tomato varieties that have resistance to the blight. 'Defiant' is a determinate tomato that produces 6 to 8 ounce sized red fruits. 'Mountain Magic' is a red cherry toma...
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Timing and Cues

00:02:30, including :15 music trail at end
Outcue to music bed is: "See you in the garden"

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Custom Theme Peter Engisch n/a. n/a 9 :00

Additional Credits

Charlie Nardozzi, Host

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