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01020 BLUE LAKE BUSH BEAN. Our most popular with Commercial Canners and Packers. Heavy producer with long season. Tasty, tender, plump bean. Plants are vigorous with many branches. Upright growth for easy pick- ing. Pods are 5-1/2 to 6-1/2 in. long, round, with slow developing seeds so pods do not look lumpy. Excel- lent texture and flavor, fresh or canned. Espe- cially good for freez- ing. White seeded. 55 days. (A) Pkt. $1.95; (N) 1/2 lb.


(P) 1 lb. $7.95; (P) 2 lb. $12.50; (P) 5 lb. $27.50.


pickling. Simple step-by-step instructions and 175 deli- cious recipes will have even the most timid beginners fill- ing their pantries and freezers in no time! Find complete how-to information for every kind of preserving – refrigerating, freezing, air- and oven-drying, cold- and hot-pack canning, and pickling. Recipes range from the contempo- rary and daring – Wasabi Beans, Cherry and Black Pepper Preserves, Pickled Fennel, Figs in Honey Syrup, Sweet Pepper Marmalade, Berry Bourbon, Salsa Verde – to the very best versions of tried-and-true favorites, in- cluding applesauce and apple butter, dried tomatoes, marinara sauce, bread and butter pickles, classic strawberry jam, and much, much more. Full color with photographs and illustrations throughout. 304 pages. By Sherri Brooks Vinton. Paperback, $19.95 each.


75134 PUT ‘EM UP! A comprehensive home preserving guide for the creative cook, from drying and freezing to canning and


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02908 ECLIPSE PEA. The world’s first “Super-Sweet” Pea. The first in a whole new category of peas called “Supersweet.” With up to 30% more sucrose than common varieties, it tastes like a dream. But the best part is that the sugars don't convert to starch nearly as fast as other varieties (simi- lar to Supersweet corn), so it holds in the garden on the vine in perfect edible condition when other peas would be over-the-hill, hard and inedi- ble. Your harvest window is lengthened by 2 to 3 weeks. Attractive sweet peas are extra dark green, perfect for fresh eating and freez- ing. Easy-to-shell 3 in. pods with medium size peas are borne on 36 in. vines that are resistant to Powdery Mildew, Race 1 Fusarium Wilt and Bean Yellows Mosaic. 67 days. (A) Pkt. (1-1/2 oz.) $1.85; 2 pkts. $3.25.


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NANKING BUSH CHERRY. Tasty bright red fruits are great fresh, right off the bush. They also make excellent jams and jellies. This beautiful ornamental shrub blooms in early spring with a mass of white flow- ers, followed by a fine crop of cherries. Excellent for wildlife and bird habitat. Easy-to-grow, resists drought, widely adapted. Eventually grows about 8 ft. tall by 10 ft. wide. 2-year-old bareroot plants. Super hardy. Zones 2-6. $7.95 each; 3 for $19.95; 10 for $59.95.


03877 SUGAR PEARL HYBRID CORN (se).


Tolerant to Northern and Southern Leaf Blights. Tapered 8 in. ears feature 14 to 16 rows of brilliant white kernals. Heavy yielder with good tip fill. Stalks grow to 6-1/2 ft. with their lowest ears at 16 to 18 in. off the ground for easy harvest. 73 days. (A) Pkt. (1 oz.) $2.85; 2 pkts. $4.70; (N) 1/2 lb. $12.95; (P) 1 lb. $23.95; (P) 4 lb. $82.00.


30040 TRISTAR STRAWBERRY PLANTS. This delicious everbear- ing variety produces berries all season. You can look forward to a heavy early crop, a lighter summer crop and good yields again in the fall. Firm medium size fruits have excellent sweet flavor, inviting bright red color. Hardy plants are resis- tant to several diseases. Good variety for hanging baskets. We recommend denser planting due to the light runner production of this unusual variety. Zones 4-8. 25 plants for $10.95; 50 for $18.95; 100 for $34.95; 400 for $111.95.


thin, bitter-free tender skins, very dark green color on the outside, ex- tremely crispy, burp-free and sweet on the inside. Perfectly refreshing solo or in salads. Vigorous, disease resistant vines kick out big yields of 10 to 12 in. fruits. And early maturity to boot. 48 days. (A) Pkt. (30 seeds) $2.45; 2 pkts. $4.35; (J) 1/4 oz. $10.95; (K) 1/2 oz. $21.50.


might be the best tasting cuke – period. It has it all – long slim fruits with extra-


02175 SWEETER YET HYBRID CUCUMBER. You may just agree,


SUNFLOWER. Great for bragging, birds, and impress- ing the kids. This is the giant of giants, Giant Grey-Stripe. Produces huge heads up to 20 in. across that are filled with large, thin-shelled, very plump seeds that are high in protein. Use seeds for snacks, bird food or chicken feed. Not only is the head/ bloom size impressive, so is the plant height … 8 to 12 ft. tall. Makes a good property line screen. 78 days. (A) Pkt. $1.55; 2 pkts. $2.75; (M) 1/4 lb. $4.95; (P) 1 lb. $12.95.


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01763 BLUE DENT CORN. The real Indian Corn from the American Hopi Indians. Very old Indian eating corn with a distinctively delicious flavor, which many believe no other corn can equal. Slender ears on 5 ft. stalks have 8 rows and are 8 in. long, with very tender, tasty kernels in milk stage. Dries to an intense royal blue. 110 days. (A) Pkt. (1 oz.) $2.65; 2 pkts. $4.35; (M) 1/4 lb. $13.35; (P) 1 lb. $24.98.


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and purple husks. Excellent for freezing and canning. Yellow type. 83 days. (A) Pkt. (1 oz.) $2.35; 2 pkts. $3.85; (N) 1/2 lb. $8.95; (P) 1 lb. $15.95; (P) 4 lb. $53.95.


04898(X) COMPLETE ASPARAGUS GARDEN. You get three different varieties, 30 plants to- tal. This is a wonderful opportunity to start an asparagus bed at a bargain price. You get 10 healthy roots each of Mary Washington, Purple Sweet and Jersey Supreme. You'll marvel over the thick, tender, dark green spears of Mary Wash- ington. Purple Sweet produces heavy shoots that are deep, dark purple (turn green when cooked) with less fiber and a unique taste. Jersey Supreme is disease resistant, cold and heat toler- ant, ensur- ing a good crop under diverse gro- ing condi- tions. Hardy perennial. 30 heavy roots (10 of each), $20.95.


SHUMWAY'S TOMATO & PEPPER PLANTS. America’s Top Varieties!


09850 Amish Paste – Described on page 52, 74 days. 09871 Goliath – Described on page 2, 65 days.


TOMATO PLANTS


09864 Early Goliath – Described on page 54, 58 days. 09867 Delicious – Described on page 5, 77 days. 09856 Big Zac – Described on page 54, 80 days. 09857 Brandywine – Described on page 4, 90-100 days. 09880 Mortgage Lifter – Described on page 52, 80 days. 09746 Roma – Described on page 52, 75 days. 09860 Celebrity – Described on page 54, 70 days. 09865 Early Girl – Described on page 54, 57 days. 09606 Better Boy – Described on page 54, 75 days. 09892 SunSugar – Candy sweet gold cherry, 62 days. 09853 Big Beef – Described on page 54, 73 days. 09898 Viva Italia – Productive large salad pear, 72 days.


Growth habit of Roma and Celebrity are determinate, all others are indeterminate.


1 collection $17.95; 2 to 3 $15.95 each; 4 or more $14.95 each.


4 plants each of Brandywine, Red Brandywine, Black Brandywine and Yellow Brandywine.


TOMATO PLANT COLLECTION.


BRANDYWINE 00975(X)


TOMATO & PEPPER PLANT COLLECTION. 4 plants each of Early Girl tomato, Celebrity tomato, Big Beef tomato and Big Bertha pepper.


00955(X) COLLECTION PRICES.


09842 Super Heavyweight – Huge bell pepper, 77 days. 09810 King Arthur – Big, fat, sweet bell, 61 days. 09510 Carmen – 6 in. long, tapered, extra sweet. All-America Award Winner. Early. 60 days.


SWEET PEPPER PLANTS


09805 Big Bertha – Described on page 45, 70 days. 09816 Goliath – Described on page 5, 71 days.


09837 Peter – Described on page 4, 90 days. 09829 Jalapeno Goliath – Described on page 44, 65 days. 09803 Biggie Chile – Described on page 44, 68 days. 09834 Mucho Nacho – Very hot Jalapeno, 68 days.


HOT PEPPER PLANTS


PRICES FOR ALL TOMATO & PEPPER PLANTS – MINIMUM ORDER IS 2 UNITS. Plants must be ordered in multiples of 4 plants of the same variety (no mixed units). 2 units (8 plants) $12.95; 3 to 9 units $5.50 each; 10 or more units $4.25 each.


Please specify when you want shipment. See date choices on page 53. Additional tomato plant collections – page 53. Additional pepper plant collections – page 45.


Sorry, we cannot ship these plants to AK, HI, CA, AZ, OR, or WA.


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days. Tenderest of all. Extremely good germination. Does not require isolation. Since its introduction in 1974, one of our top selling varieties. Very uniform ears, 8 in. long with 14 to 16 rows of very consistent kernels. Plant height 8 to 9 ft. Grows well in all climates. Tall purple stalks with green


03930 KANDY KORN HYBRID E.H. CORN. Perhaps the best corn overall. Ex- tremely sweet, with super-high sugar content. Holds sweetness after harvest for 10 to 14


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