Vegetable Varieties for the Home Garden in Oklahoma

February 2017


A successful garden begins with the selection of varieties that are adapted to the area. If you are unsatisfied with your present selections, this list can offer some alternatives.  If you are looking for a new variety, try it next to the one you presently grow for comparison.  Then you can make an informed decision about the new variety.  You may find something that grows well in your area that is not included in this list.  It’s all part of the joy of gardening.
The varieties listed below have proven to be successful either in variety trials conducted by Oklahoma State University or in garden plantings throughout the state. This is only a partial list of satisfactory varieties and seed sources.  There are many excellent varieties available through these and other seed companies.  Friends, your local county Extension educator, a knowledgeable gardener, or local garden center/nursery personnel are also excellent resources.

Asparagus
Jersey Knight
Mary Washington
U.C. 157

Bean
Broad/Fava
Loretta
Bush
Bush Blue Lake 47
Bush Blue Lake 274
Contender
Derby
Jade
Provider
Podsquad
Roma
Roma II
Strike
Topcrop
Verandon
Wax
Goldrush
Resistant Cherokee Wax
Pole
Kentucky Blue
Kentucky Wonder
Meralda
Pinto
Lima
Fordhook 242
Henderson Bush
Horticultural
Dwarf Horticultural

Beet
Early Wonder
Detroit Dark Red
Ruby Queen
Sangria

Broccoli
Brigadier
Di Cicco
Emperor
Green Comet
Mariner
Premium Crop
Packman

Brussels Sprouts
Jade
Prince Marvel
Valiant

Cabbage
Early
Charmant
Conquest
Dynamo
Golden Acre Y.R.
Main season
Blue Vantage
Red Acre
Red Head
Chinese
Mei Qing Choi Pak Choi
Michihli

Cantaloupe
French Charentais
Charmel
Muskmelon
Ambrosia
Burpee Hybrid
Classic
Gold Star
Hearts of Gold
Magnum .45
Saticoy
Solid Gold
TAM-Dew Improved (honey dew)

Chinese Winter Melon
Cardoon
Gigante
Carrot
Chantenay strains
Danvers strains
Gold Pack
Scarlet Nantes
Thumbelina

Cauliflower
Burpee Early White Hybrid
Snowball
Snow Crown
Snow Grace

Collard
Champion
Georgia
Vates

Corn, Sweet
Early
Aztec
Champ (ss)
Honey ‘N Pearl (ss)
Main season
Bodacious (ss)
Calico Belle (bicolor ss)
Early Sunglow
Indian Summer
How Sweet It Is (White) (ss)
Incredible (ss)
Kandy Korn
Merit
Snowbelle (white ss)
Late
Bicolor Silver Queen
Silver Queen (white)

ss—super sweet type

Cucumber
Slicing
Burpee Hybrid II
County Fair (powdery mildew
resistant)
Dasher II
Fanfare
Lemon
Marketmore 80
Salad Bush
Slice Master
Sprint 440 II
Straight Eight
Pickling
Calypso
Fancipak
French Cornichon
Regal
Saladin

Dill
Bouquet
Fernleaf

Eggplant
Black Magic
Burpee Hybrid
Classic
Epic
Little Fingers
Rosa Bianca

Garlic
German Red
Inchilium Red
Silverskin
Spanish Roja
Jicama

Kale
Red
Red Russian
Green
Verdura
Blue
Vates

Kohlrabi
Purple
Kolibri
Green
Grand Duke
Waldemar

Lettuce
Leaf
Black Seeded Simpson
Grand Rapids T.B.R.
Prizehead (red)
Red Sails
Salad Bowl
Waldmann’s Green
Butterhead
Bibb
Buttercrunch
Juliet
Merveille Des Quatre Saisons
Ovation
Head, Romaine
Little Gem
Romance
Head, Batavian – (combo. of romaine &
         head)    
Cardinale
Little Loma
Nevada

Assorted Greens
Stir-fry
Mizuna
Pak Choi
Red Mustard
Red Kale
Salad
Arugula
Mache
Mesclun – misc. salad mix
Mizuna
Radicchio
Upland Cress – various types
Various lettuces

Mustard
Florida Broad Leaf
Southern Giant Curled
Tendergreen

Okra
Annie Oakley
Baby Bubba
Blondy
Burgundy
Cajun Delight
Clemson Spineless 80

Onion
Yellow
Granex (ST)
Grano 1015Y (ST) – a.k.a. Texas 1015
Yellow Sweet Spanish (SS,ST,GK)
Walla-Walla Sweet (FS,ST)
White
Crystal Wax (ST)
Granex (ST)
White Sweet Spanish (SS,ST,GK)
Red
Granex (ST)
Bunching
Evergreen White (ST)

FS—fall seeded
SS—spring seeded
ST—spring transplanted
GK—good keeper

Pea
Little Marvel
Knight
Edible pod
Snappy
Super Sugar Mel
Super Sugar Snap
Snow peas
Norli
Oregon Giant
Oregon Sugar Pod #2

Pepper
Sweet
Corona – yellow bell
Earlired – red bell
Gator Belle
Gold Summer
Jupiter
Keystone Resistant Giant #3
Melody
Sweet Banana
Hot
Anaheim TMR 23
Big Jim Numex
Cayenne Large Red Thick
Hungarian Wax
Jalapeno M
Mexi Bell
Riot
Serrano Chili
Super Chili
TAM Vera Cruz
Thai Dragon

Potato (use certified seed tubers)
Red
Norland
Red LaSoda
Red Pontiac
White
Irish Cobbler
Kennebec
Superior
Yellow
Yellow Finn
Russet
Norgold Russet
Norkota

Pumpkin
Field
Aspen
Big Max
Connecticut Field
Howden
Jackpot
Lumina (white)
Rouge Detampes Cinderella Pumpkin
Pie
Autumn gold
Baby Bear
Jack O’Lantern
Small Sugar
Spookie
Ornamental
Baby Boo (white)
Jack Be Little
Munchkin

Radish
Champion
Cherry Belle
Easter Egg
French Breakfast
Scarlet Globe
White Icicle

Rhubarb
Canada Red (Chipman’s)
MacDonald

Rutabaga
Purple-Top Yellow

Southern Pea
Cowpea
Coronet
Early Acre
Elite
Magnolia Blackeye
Mississippi Silver
Pinkeye Purplehull BVR
Yard Long or Asparagus Bean

Spinach
Ambassador
America
Bloomsdale
Chesapeake
Coho
Fall Green
Grandstand
Melody
Ozarka II

Malabar (spinach substitute)
Red Stem

Squash
Summer, yellow straightneck
Lemon Drop L
Gold Bar
Multipik
Summer, yellow crookneck
Dixie
Goldie
Sun Drops
Summer, zucchini
Eight Ball
Onyx
Senator
Zucchini Elite
Summer, scallop
Peter Pan
Sunburst
White Bush Scallop
Winter, acorn
Cream of the Crop
Ebony
Table Ace
Table King
Winter, buttercup
Buttercup
Winter, butternut
Early Butternut*
Ponca
Waltham Butternut
Winter, spaghetti
Tivoli

*Resistant to squash vine borers

Sweetpotato
Beauregard
Centennial
Jewel

Swiss Chard
Bright Lights
Lucullus
Ruby Red (Rhubarb Chard)

Tomato
Large fruit
Better Boy VNF (I)
Big Beef VNF1,2 (I)
Brandywine
Carmello
Carnival VNF1,2
Celebrity VNF1,2
Flora-dade VF1,2
Heatwave VF1,2
Jet Star VF (I)
Mountain Pride VF1
Pik-Red VNF1,2
Summer Flavor 5000 VNF1,2
Sunny VF1,2
Sunray F (yellow)
Sunrise VF1,2
Paste
Milano
Roma VF (canning)
San Remo
Small fruit
Juliet
Mountain Bell VF1
Small Fry VNF
Sungold
Sweet 100 (I)
Sweet Million
Yellow Pear
V —     denotes Verticillium resistance
N —     denotes Southern root knot
nematode resistance
F1,2 — Fusarium wilt resistance
(race 1; race 2)
I —     denotes indeterminate;
all others are determinate in
growth habit

Turnip
Alltop (greens)
Just Right (white)
Purple Top White Globe
Tokyo Cross

Watermelon
Heirloom
Moon & Stars
Round to blocky
Crimson Sweet
Desert King (yellow)
Fiesta
King of Hearts (3X)
MardiGras
Patriot
Royal Sweet
Tri-X 313 (3X)
Long
Allsweet
Charleston Gray
Jubilee II
Sangria
Icebox
Golden Crown
Mickylee
New Queen
Tiger Baby

3X — denotes tripoid seedless watermelon

Source List:
Company Name    Phone    Website
Burpee Seeds & Plants    800-888-1447    http://www.burpee.com/
The Cook’s Garden    800-457-9703    www.cooksgarden.com
Ferry-Morse Seeds    800-283-3400    http://www.ferry-morse.com/
The Gourmet Gardener    913-345-0490    http://www.gourmetgardener.com/
Gurney’s Seed and Nursery Co.    605-665-1671    http://gurneys.com/
Harris Seeds    800-514-4441    http://www.harrisseeds.com/
Henry Field’s Seed & Nursery Co.    605-665-4491    http://henryfields.com/
Johnny’s Selected Seeds    800-879-2258    http://www.johnnyseeds.com/
Jung Quality Seeds    800-247-5864    http://www.jungseed.com
Midwest Seed Growers    800-873-7333
Nichols Garden Nursery    800-422-3985    http://www.nicholsgardennursery.com/
Park Seed    800-213-0076    http://www.parkseed.com/
Seeds of Change    888-762-7333    http://www.seedsofchange.com
Stokes Seeds, Inc.    800-263-7233    http://www.stokeseeds.com/
Territorial Seed Co.    541-942-9547    http://www.territorial-seed.com/
Thompson & Morgan Inc.    800-274-7333    http://www.thompson-morgan.com/
Tomato Grower’s Supply Co.    888-478-7333    http://www.tomatogrowers.com/
Totally Tomatoes    800-345-5977    http://www.totallytomato.com/
Vermont Bean Seed Co.    800-349-1071    http://www.vermontbean.com/
White Flower Farm    800-503-9624    http://www.whiteflowerfarm.com

 

David Hillock
Consumer Horticulturist

Brian Kahn
Vegetable Research Specialist

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