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Need names of very productive OP/heirloom varieties

Posted by sdurbanfarm 9 (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 4, 10 at 22:49

Hey Guys!

We're doing an Urban Farm - and I mean one that will generate all the food necessary for the members - ALL of it.

We have very limited space as this project is focused on a fairly urban area (we are trying to make a point about cities producing their own food IN the actual cities and how it can be more easily done without pesticides in this way.

We're starting 1 January 2011 (San Diego) and I'd love to have people make suggestions about some very prolific vegetables (and even fruit) that is open-pollinated/heirloom. Would love ppl to list their most productive varieties!

Thanks for your help!

Ellie


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RE: Need names of very productive OP/heirloom varieties

Grief Ellie, you are asking for a lot. Most people here have no idea the climate in San Diego or of the viable crops. Not to mention that there are about 5 different microclimates.

Here are a few for you to carefully consider.
tomato:
Bloody Butcher - good flavored early red golf ball size.
Eva Purple Ball - Not so good flavor sliced but makes good juice and is very productive.
Big Beef - Arguably the best overall hybrid indeterminate tomato available today.

Onion - SuperStar

carrot - bolero

DarJones


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RE: Need names of very productive OP/heirloom varieties

Watermelon; Sweet Mountain Yellow; exactly as advertised; sweetest melon I've ever grown.

Here is a link that might be useful: Garden Musings


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RE: Need names of very productive OP/heirloom varieties

Just did a post on Sweet Mountain Yellow yesterday, as a matter of fact; see below:

Here is a link that might be useful: SMY post on Garden Musings Blog


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