Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Varieties to try in your Kentucky Garden

At every Land Grant Institution across the United States research is happening on many ideas, methods, crops, etc.  Here at the University of Kentucky researchers in the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture take a look annually at the best varieties for our home gardens and landscapes. On many of these they look at the yield, flavor, disease and insect resistance as well as a whole host of other attributes.  The following is a list of just a few of the varieties that warrant a trial at your place this year:
  • Rabbiteye Blueberries varieties Powder Blue, Spartan, and Onslow
  • Spring Turnip varieties Hakuri and Purple Crown
  • Hardnecked Garlic variety Music
  • Bell Peppers varieties Alliance, Archimedes X3R, and Lafayette
  • Sweet Corn variety Obsession II (glyphosate resistant) 
For more information the varieties trialed this past year at the University of Kentucky take a look at the 2012 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report.