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Container Gardening: Choosing Your Plants

May 27, 2010

Suggested Vegetable Varieties for the Midwest

Crop Variety
Beans Topcrop, Contender (bush), Blue Lake (bush), Tendercrop, Derby, Romano
Lima Beans Henderson Bush, Jackson, Wonder Bush
Beets Ruby Queen, Burpee Golden, Baby Canning, Spinel, Little Ball, Red Ace Hybrid
Broccoli most varieties, especially Green Comet
Cabbage Dwarf Morden, Flash, Fast Ball, Minicole, Baby Head
Chinese Cabbage Michihili, Bok Choy, Wong Bok
Cucumbers Patio Pik, Pot Luck, Spacemaster, Salad Bush, Bush Champion
Carrots Nantes half long, Tiny Sweet, Dalvers half long, Gold Nugget, Little Finger
Eggplant Black Beauty, Dusky, Morden, Midget, Bambine, Millionaire
Lettuce Black Seeded Simpson, Buttercrunch, Salad Bowl, Romaine, Bibb, Oak Leaf, Red Sails, Green Ice
Onion Beltsville Bunching, Crysal Wax, White Sweet Spanish, Yellow Sweet Bunching
Parsley Moss Curled, Paramount
Peppers Lady bell, Gypsy, Crispy, New Ace, Red Chili, Long Red Cayenne, Sweet Banana,
Potatoes Charlotte, Kennebec, Red Pontiac, Irish Cobbler, Epicure
Radishes White Icicle, Champion, Sparkler, Early Scarlet Globe, Comet, Cherry Belle
Spinach Any cultivar, especially: Dark green Bloomsdale, Long Standing Bloomsdale, melody, American Viking
Squash Scallopinini, Pic-n-Pic, Yellow Crookneck
Swiss Chard Ford Hook Giant, Lucullus
Tomato Patio, (Cherry) Pixie, Tiny Tim, Small Fry, Tumbling Tom(Standard) Superbush, Jetstar, Celebrity
Turnip Any cultivar
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