V-Star Varieties Nursery Catalogue

 

 

 

The V-Star Varieties greenhouse is set to nurse lots of vegetable, herb and flower bedding plants for 2022. I use seed from Vesey’s, William Dam, Salt Spring Seeds, Adaptive (in Oregon), West Coast Seeds as well as my own V-Star Seeds. Soil is mixed with commercial blends, none of my own dirt enters the starter chain. 

Depending on weather and germination rates, some babies could be ready for gardens in mid-late March. Look for them at the Ruby’s Corner Stand, the Saturday Market or come visit my farm. Call 250 333 8601 or email jennyv [at] lasqueti [dot] ca to make your special orders.   xoJennyV

 

Artichoke - Imperial Star, for northern climates, produces buds in first year

Celery - Ventura - great sweet flavour with delicious crunch!

Brassica    

Broccoli - Gyspy, heat resistant, tasty domed, deep-green head 

              - Red Arrow Sprouting cold hardy, small red flowering shoots in early spring

Brussel Sprouts - Catskill OP - large sprouts on 2’ plants

Cabbage -Tiara, early, med-size, short core, tasty tender leaves perfect for coleslaw        

                -Red Acre - OP resistant to splitting 

                -Danish Ballhead OP – heirloom, mild, tender, standard storage cabbage 

Cauliflower  -Amazing - uniform, main season, tight white curds

    -Purple Cape overwinter, large purple heads

     -Prestige, OP overwinter white heads

Collards - Flash - dark coloured smooth leaves, slow to bolt

Kale - Red Russian and Dazzling Blue Lacinto

 

Chard -  Bright  Lights  red, pink, yellow stalks 

    

Cucurbits (winter and summer squash and cucumbers)

Delicata – 5-7 med winter squash per plant, perfect for stuffing and baking

Butternut – Early Remix - OP early ripening, good storage

Burgess Buttercup - dark green with grey bottom on blossom end, fine grained orange            flesh, bushy compact plant

Kabocha – Sweet Mama hybrid - semi bush vine, dark orange flesh, delicious

Table Queen Acorn squash - heirloom, med fruit, golden flesh turns orange in storage

Sunshine Hybrid - 3-5 lb flat round winter squash, smooth sweet, bright orange flesh

Hokkaido - Med sized, blue-green skin, thick dark orange flesh, trailing, good storage

Wisconsin Pcikling Cuke - vigorous vines, medium green blocky fruit with black spines

Suyo Long Cucumber - 

Calyso cucumber - for shining or pickling, heavy producer

Improved Long Green Cuke - 

Zucchini – Mutabile - early dark green fruit, sturdy bush, powdery mildew resistant 

                - Sun Stripe - yellow zucchini nutty flavour and smooth texture 

                -Romanesco –  OP, ribbed, pale green striped skin, open bush plant 

 

 

Corn

Honey Select Sweet Corn - tender, sweet, flavourful hybrid, hold well in field

Pink Popcorn - pops great, 2-3 cobs/ 10-12” plants

 

Eggplant

Long Purple - stocky productive plants, 4 or more fruits/plant

Diamond - elongated black globes for northern climates, fairly short plants 

 

Flowers

Aster – Giants of California - intense pompoms of double flowers in pink, purple, white

Bachelor Button - Blue Jubilee Gem- semi dwarf plants, frilly periwinkle blue blossoms

Cleome - Sparkler Mix - showy, long flowering, spidery blooms

Cosmos – Rubenza single flowers, shades of maroon to rose

Rudbeckia - Rustic Colours, 2’tall, profuse blooms in yellow, orange, red and mahogany

Lobelia - Midnight Blue, vivid navy blue tiny trailing flowers

Larkspur - spires of dark purple and blue flowers, loved by pollinators

Nasturtiums – red yellow orange, trailing and edible

Nicotiana – Perfume Mix – scented, multicolored 

Marigold - Gem, small red, yellow or orange flowers, compact plant

Nigella - Love-In-A-Mist, lacy leaves, light blue or white flowers, 3’ tall plants

Petunia - Tritunia Mix, large flowered, weather tolerant mix of 20 colours

Salpiglossus Kew Blue - dramatic annual with purple/black blooms

Snapdragon – tall, variety of colours for cutting 

Sea Holly - prickly steel blue flowers, good for cutting and drying, perennial 

Sunflowers – variety of heights and colours 

Strawflower - Monstrosum Mix - strong stems rainbow of colours 

Sweet William - biennial - pinks, reds and bi-colour, butterflies love them

Sweet Peas - V-Star collection, mix of Constanze’s sweet peas and Old Spice

Zinnia – Fireball - vibrant shades or oranges and red, single and fully double 

 

Herbs

Basil - Genovese - original pesto basil from Italy, pronounced flavour 

Chamomile - small white daisy flowers on ferny foliage, good for medicinal teas 

Dill - Ella dwarf dill bred for container gardening, compact and bushy 

Fennel - Selma Fino bulbing fennel, 

Licorice Mint - Agastache tall spikes of edible lavender flowers, non-invasive, medicinal

Parsley - Curly Leaf or Italian Flat Leaf

Thyme - Creeping Thyme - excellent ground cover

Lemongrass - 

Sage - 

 

 

 

 

Leeks

Bandit - classic overwinter leek

 

Onions - Patterson - long term storage yellow onion

Rossa di Milano - unusual and rare Italian heirloom with bright purple/red skins, barrel shape, with flat bottoms. Sweet and pungent. Stores for months.

Norstar - firm, round globed early yellow onion. 85 days. Short storage

Ramrod - scallions - perfect for the coast, high performance good flavour

 

 

Lettuce - Greenstar, Red Sails, Drunken Woman, Sierra, Brunia, Salinas, Jester, Freckles, Parris Isle Cos, New Red Fire, Sangria, Buttercrunch. Lolla Rossa 

 

Peas 

Green Arrow - shelling

Cascadia - snap

Avalanche - snow

 

Peppers 

Ancho –  mildly pungent, slightly sweet, good for Chili Rejannos 

Gypsy Queens early sweet read pepper, elongate tapered  shape

California Wonder – ,vigorous, tall plant, large thick-walled, blocky fruit, ripens red

Hungarian Hot Wax - abundant mild-hot chilis for roasting, frying, and pickling 

Italian Sweet – matures to deep red, long tapers, very sweet 

King of the North - early(ish) big sweet red peppers

Sweet Etudia - vivid, orange bell pepper, blocky thick walled fruit

Cheyenne - hot cherry pepper, early ripening, med-hot fruits, compact plant

Jalapeno – pungent, medium hot, thick walled, juicy, dark green

Pepperocini - Italian heirloom, great for pickling, abundant, long, slender, slightly hot

Super chili - seeds from a friend, small and hot!

Hungarian Paprika Pepper 

Joes’ Long Cayenne - 12” long med hot peppers for stir frying or drying

Long Slim Cayenne - highly pungent, hot, long 6” pencil thin fruits

Early Thai - very hot, 2-3” long slender pointy fruit

 

Tomatoes

Amish Paste – heirloom, firm, clusters, slightly pointed, not too juicy, indeterminate

Juliet – enormous clusters of small, elongated roma tomatoes on indeterminate vines 

Roma VF - plum shaped fruit with meaty interior paste type, determinate

San Marzano – best sauce tomato, prolific, indeterminate

Big Beef – really big, firm, meaty, sweet, vigorous vine

Cosmonaut Volkov - Ukrainian beefsteaf, round red/orange fruit, bright red flesh, bush

Starfire - high yields of 7-10 oz slicers, good and juicy, vigorous bushy plants

Pruden Purple - heirloom beefsteak, big, meaty, purple pink flesh, potato leaf climber

Bonny Best. - medium sized firm fruit OP vine

Green Zebra - Light and dark green stripes, green flesh is firm, mild tangy taste, bush

Red Torch - unique yellow striping, juliette/saladette type

Siletz - main season, uniform abundant 3” tomatoes with fine flavour. Bush, long-

Gardener’s Delight – flavourful, crack resistant, bright red, long trusses, a favorite 

Super Sweet 100 - high yields of deep red sweet crack resistant cherry tomatoes, vine

Juliet – enormous clusters of small, elongated roma tomatoes on indeterminate vines 

Sungold – orange cherry tomatoes, productive, long trusses, unique sweet taste

Pink Bumblebee - large pink striped cherry tomatoes, crack resistant, vine

Yellow Cab-  bright yellow golf ball-sized fruits, sweet flavour, juicy interiors, vine

 

Tomatillo - 

 

 

Prices

 

Artichokes and squash plants - $2.50 / 4” pot

 

Tomatoes - $3.50 each

 

Peppers and Eggplant - $4.00 each

 

Most everything else comes in a 4 pack - $2.50 each

Except onions and leeks come in a single cell - $2.50 each

 

 

 

 

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