Announcing the Heirloom Tomato and Vegetable Plant Lineup for 2016!
We are pleased to announce the 2016 lineup of heirloom tomato and veggie starts offered for sale by The Coeur d’Alene Coop. We’ve scoured the catalog pages of our favorite seed supplier to bring you the best heirloom tomato and vegetable starts available.
All our plants are grown from open pollinated, non-GMO seed, and we only select varieties that grow and produce well in our region. We know what works (and what doesn’t), because we’ve tested it in our own garden. Don’t settle for “big-box-store” plants shipped in from who-knows-where.
New Heirloom Tomatoes
In addition to our long-standing favorites, we’ve added a few new heirloom tomatoes to our offerings.
This year we’re offering a special heirloom tomato directly from Mexico. We had the opportunity to travel to Oaxaca, Mexico in February and I fell in love with the Oaxaca Abuela (Oaxaca Grandma)…this lovey is from the Casa Oaxaca Restaurant’s private garden.
The tomato is greatly lobed, with redish-pink skin, very meaty with little seeds. Seeds were collected and saved my me — no middleman on this gem!
In the Cherry Tomato category we’ve brought back a customer favorite, Green Grape — a tangy greenish-yellow cherry related to Green Zebra; we also added the prolific red cherry, Chadwick’s Cherry. Adding to our Salsa/Paste, we’re offering Amos Coli, a wonderfully meaty roma-type. You can see the entire list of 2016 Heirloom Tomato plants here.
New Heirloom Vegetables
In addition to the heirloom tomato plants we also have a selection of heirloom veggie starts — cucumbers, peppers, squashes, and now eggplant and tomatillos. Again, all are from open-pollinated, non-GMO seed.
Diamond eggplant is from the Ukraine and fairly early at 70 days — it should produce well in our area.
We’re also offering tomatillos — those tasty little green-tomato-look-a-likes, that come in a nifty paper husk. We have two varieties — an early yellow Amarylla (60 days), a the traditional Rio Grande Verde.
Pumpkins were also requested, and we’re offering the pint-sized pie pumpkin Winter Luxury. We also have a new “round” summer squash Desi, along with a golden zucchini.
Adding to our pepper selection, we have a sweet banana and direct from the Boise, Idaho Basque district (which means originally from the Basque Country), a Basque Pepper.
How to Get Yours
We are once again offering pre-ordering of heirloom tomatoes and vegetable starts through PayPal. A $10 fee will reserve 4 or more plants, which you can pick up and pay for in May. Don’t be disappointed — get the plants you want today with a pre-order.
We also sell from our urban garden in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and at the Wednesday Farmers Market in downtown Coeur d’Alene.
Spring is just 3 weeks away! Time to start planning your garden!