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SWEET PEPPERS. This Crop Always Finds a Ready Market at Good Prices. Culture.


Sow indoors about 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting out- doors. Plant seed 1/2 in. deep and 1 in. apart. Transplant into Jiffy pots when they are 1-1/2 in. tall. Do not transplant into garden until night temperature stays above 45° F. Space plants 2 ft. apart.


SPECIAL. One packet each of Chinese Giant and Goliath Hybrid (page 5). Just $4.75.


04248(X) GIANT PEPPER


03128 CHINESE GIANT. A Shumway exclusive! A huge bell-type that is unequalled for size. Fruits have long tapers and measure up to 6 in. across by 4-1/2 in. deep. Rich green color, turning to cherry red at ma- turity. Meat is moderately thick, sweet and mild. Out- standing sliced or stuffed. 73 days. (A) Pkt. $2.45; (H) 1/8 oz. $8.50; (K) 1/2 oz. $26.95.


03156 GOLDEN SUMMER HYBRID. Replaces Golden Bell Hybrid due to superior quality and produc- tion. Unusual lime green bells (can be used green or golden) turn bright golden and get sweeter as they mature. Great shape, thick flesh. Vigorous compact plants set fruit freely. TMV resis- tant. 65 days. (A) Pkt. (20 seeds) $2.75; 2 pkts. $4.75.


03121 CALIFORNIA WONDER. Our best stuffing variety and most popular overall. Smooth and glossy, dark green when young and brilliant red when ripe. Flesh is thick, crisp, juicy and sweet. Fruit is large, about 4 in. long and 3-1/2 in. across and blocky. Attrac- tive sliced in salads. Good leaf cover. 75 days. (A) Pkt. $2.25; (K) 1/2 oz. $6.95; (L) 1 oz. $11.95; (M) 1/4 lb. $39.95.


GOLIATH HYBRID BELL See Page 5.


TORO RED. Terrific sweet roasting or salad pepper with elongated 8 to 10 in. curved fruits. Vigorous plants support a heavy crop. Very popular in Spain – name means "Bull's Horn" which the big fruit resembles. Ma- tures from green to red, use in either stage. 72 days. (A) Pkt. (30 seeds) $2.35; 2 pkts. $3.95.


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03116 BIG BERTHA HYBRID. A giant sweet bell that’s one of our most popular for fresh market, home gardens and gourmet chefs. Extra-large, superior fruits mature up to a full 7 in. long by 4 in. across, turning deep green to red. Full season fruiting. Resists Tobacco Mosaic Vi- rus. Upright plants grow to 25-30 in. 70 days. (A) Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.85; 2 pkts. $5.15; (D) 1/32 oz. $9.50; (H) 1/8 oz. $33.95.


03207 BARON HYBRID. (For- merly known as Red Beauty). The first widely-adapted red bell, and destined to be king of the reds wherever it’s grown! Impressive, four-lobed fruits packed with heavy, sweet flesh set early. Can be counted on to produce very substantial yields. 68 days. (A) Pkt. (30 seeds) $3.35; 2 pkts. $5.95; (D) 1/32 oz. $9.95; (H) 1/8 oz. $35.50.


03158 GOURMET RAINBOW BLEND. Get the entire rainbow! A natural mix for us to offer, since demand for colorful bell peppers is at its peak. Get Lilac, Ivory, Gold, Orange, Chocolate, Red, Black and Purple. 65- 70 days. (A) Pkt. (25 seeds) $2.95; 2 pkts. $4.95; (D) 1/32 oz. $10.50; (H) 1/8 oz. $35.50.


03217 SWEET BANANA. Shaped like Hungarian Yellow Hot Pep- per, but this one is sweet. Attractive, golden, long-tapered fruits. Very orna- mental. Peppers are light green, turning yellow and ripening red. Wonderful for salads and frying. Plants are compact. 66 days. (A) Pkt. $2.15; (K) 1/2 oz. $6.95; (L) 1 oz. $11.95.


of pepper and tomato plants on Page 3.


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03247 YUMMY MIX. A complimentary mix of orange, red and yellow fruits that everyone will love. All are nearly seedless, crisp and very sweet. Robust plants reach 18 to 24 in. in height, producing continuous sets of blocky, 2-1/2 in. fruits. A good choice for home gardens, with irresistible eye-appeal. Gardeners will love these “snack peppers” for veggie trays, grilling, eating fresh and homemade salsa. 73 days. (A) pkt. (15 seeds) $2.95; 2 pkts. $5.25; 4 pkts. $9.45.


PEPPER PLANTS.


00958(X) SWEET & HOT PEPPER PLANT COLLECTION. 4 plants each of Big Bertha & King Arthur sweet peppers and Mucho Nacho & Biggie Chile hot peppers. 16 plants total. Just $17.95.


00924(X) BIG 4 PEPPER PLANT COL- LECTION. Includes 4 plants each of Super Heavyweight Hybrid, King Arthur Hybrid, Big Bertha Hybrid and Biggie Chile Hybrid. 16 plants total. Just $17.95.


00956(X) GIANT SWEET PEPPER PLANT COLLECTION. 4 plants each of Goliath pepper, Big Bertha pepper, King Ar- thur pepper and Super Heavyweight pepper. 16 plants total. Just $17.95.


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Rhubarb leaves are poisonous. If planting from seed, sow in early spring in rows 18 in. apart. Transplant roots the second year to their permanent location, 3 to 4 ft. apart. 16 plants are needed for the av- erage family of four. A packet of seed will produce about 20 roots, an ounce 100 roots. If planting roots, set them out in early spring 3 to 4 ft. apart each way in full sun. Soil should be well-fertilized, light and airy. Roots may be cut moderately the first year and regularly thereafter. Does best in cooler climates. See page 28 for state ship- ping restrictions.


03400 VICTORIA SEED. Standard main-crop variety. Largest and most pro- ductive. Stalks are crimson red, shading to green on the inside. Excellent for pies. (A) Pkt. $2.15; (L) 1 oz. $5.95.


04582 CANADIAN RED ROOTS. Brilliant red stalks are the brightest of any rhubarb. No matter how you cook it, nothing fades its rich red color. Wonder- fully sweet, requiring less sugar than other varieties to make tempting sauces, pies and shortcakes. Practically seedless. Depend- ably hardy. $7.95 each; 3 for $21.95; 6 for $39.95; 12 for $69.95.


Rhubarb - Roots and Seed. Culture.


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that never gets woody. More tender than ordinary strains. Reddish stalks and green flesh. Very tart, delicious flavor. Moderate cuttings first year; regular cuttings thereafter. $5.95 each; 3 for $14.95; 6 for $27.95; 12 for $49.95.


VICTORIA ROOTS. Special strain


53584 GREAT RHUBARB RECIPES. Have you ever wondered what else to make with rhubarb besides pie? This book may be your answer. Includes 38 delicious recipes as well as expert tips on how to grow and buy this delicious fruit. Give it a try! We believe you’ll be pleased. Written by Nancy Ralston. 32 pages. Paperback, $3.95 each.


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