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Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet FS681

Varieties for New Jersey Home Vegetable Gardeners

  • Mel Henninger, Extension Specialist in Vegetable Crops
  • William Hlubik, Agricultural Agent, Middlesex County
  • Michelle Infante-Casella, County Agent II, Gloucester County
  • Wesley Kline, Agricultural Agent, Cumberland County
  • Peter Nitzsche, Agricultural Agent, Morris County
  • Raymond Samulis, Agricultural Agent, Burltington County
  • William Sciarappa, Agricultural Agent, Monmouth County

This factsheet is intended for all home gardeners in New Jersey. Some of these varieties are available only through seed company catalogs. For a listing of seed companies, see fact sheet FS1163, Mail Order Vegetable Seed Sources for the New Jersey Gardener, available from your local Rutgers Cooperative Extension office. In addition, visit nj-vegetable-crops-online-resources.rutgers.edu or contact your county extension office for more specific information concerning these vegetables. Below is a list of varieties that have performed well in research trials in New Jersey. There may be many other varieties that perform well in your garden.

  • Asparagus

    • Jersey Giant
    • Jersey Knight
    • Jersey Supreme
  • Beans

    • Snap

      • Bronco
      • Bush Blue Lake
      • Eureka
      • Greencrop
    • Horticultural

      • French Horticultural
      • Volcano
    • Bush Limas

      • Cypress
      • Eastland
      • Fordhand 242
      • Jackson Wonder
    • Pole Limas

      • Big 6
      • King of the Garden
    • Pole Beans

      • Blue Lake Pole
      • Kentucky Blue
      • Kentucky Wonder
  • Beets

    • Chioggia
    • Crosby
    • Early Wonder
    • Lutz
    • Red Ace
    • Red Cloud Excalibur
    • Ruby Queen
    • Scarlet Supreme
  • Broccoli

    • Arcadia
    • Belstar
    • Diplomat
    • Eureka
    • Gypsy
    • Sultan
    • Windsor
  • Brussels Sprouts

    • Franklin
    • Jade Cross E
    • Oliver
    • Prince Marvel
  • Cabbage

    • Early-Midseason

      • Blue Dynasty
      • Blue Gem
      • Blue Thunder
      • Blue Vantage
      • Bobcat
      • Bravo
      • Green Cup
      • Superstar
    • Pointed heads

      • Caraflex
      • Caramba
      • Murdoc
    • Red

      • Cario
      • Red Dynasty
      • Red Head
      • Rio Grande Red
      • Super Red 80 or 90
    • Savoy

      • Chieftain
      • Savoy Ace
    • Napa

      • Jade Pagoda
      • Michihli
      • Yuki
    • Pak Choi

      • Joi Choi
      • Mei Quing Choi
      • Prize Choi
  • Cauliflower

    • Absolute
    • Amazing
    • Apex
    • Attribute
    • Concert
    • Majestic
    • Snow Crown
  • Collards

    • Blue Max
    • Champion
    • Top Bunch
  • Kale

    • Dwarf Blue Curled
    • Dwarf Siberian
  • Kohlrabi

    • Grand Duke
    • Purple Danube
  • Carrots

    • Scarlet Nantes
  • Cucumbers

    • Slicers

      • Diva
      • Fanfare
      • Marketmore 76
      • Medalist
    • Pickles

      • Eureka
      • Jackson Supreme
      • Magic
    • Gherkin

      • Mini (Mexican Sour)
  • Edamame (vegetable soybean)

    • Be Sweet
    • Butterbean
    • Envy
    • Gion
    • Green Legend
    • Lucky Lion
    • Taiwame
  • Eggplant

    • Oriental

      • Ichiban
      • Millionaire
    • Standard

      • Black Beauty
      • Classic
      • Nadia
      • Santana
    • Striped

      • Rosa Bianca
      • Zebra
    • White

      • Cloud Nine
  • Greens

    • Mustard

      • Florida Broadleaf
      • Savanna
    • Turnip

      • All Top
      • Top Star
  • Leeks

    • Arkansas
    • Carina
    • Leefall
    • Winora
  • Lettuce

    • Bibb, Boston

      • Esmeralda
      • Ermosa
      • Optima
    • Iceberg

      • Ithaca
      • Maverick II
      • Summer Time
    • Green Leaf

      • Black Seeded Simpson
      • Grand Rapids
      • Royal Oakleaf
      • Salad Bowl
      • Two Star
    • Red Leaf

      • New Redfire
      • Red Express
      • Red Sails
    • Romaine

      • Green Forest
      • Green Towers
      • Ideal Cos
      • Pyramid Cos
    • Endive

      • Green Curled
      • Salad King
      • Escarole
      • Florida Deep Heart
      • Full Heart Batavian
  • Muskmelon Cantaloupe

    • Aphrodite
    • Athena
    • Burpees Highbrid
    • Krenshaw melons
  • Okra

    • Annie Oakley T
    • Clemson Spineless
    • Millionaire
  • Onions

    • Bulb

      • Candy
      • Condor
      • Early Yellow Globe
    • Bunching

      • Beltsville Bunching
      • Evergreen Bunching
      • Tokyo Bunching
  • Parsley

    • Forest Green
    • Large Leaf Italian
  • Parsnip

    • Andover
    • Gladiator
  • Peas

    • Shell Peas

      • Green Arrow
      • Knight
      • Lincoln
      • Progress No. 9
    • Edible Pod

      • Dwarf Gray Sugar
      • Oregon Sugar Pod #2
    • Sugar Snap

      • Sugar Ann
      • Sugar Snap
      • Super Sugar Snap
  • Peppers

    • Bell

      • Admiral
      • Lady Bell
      • Lafayette
      • Revolution
      • Vidi
    • Hot

      • Caribbean Red Habanero
      • Cherry Bomb
      • Habaneros
      • Hungarian Wax
      • Jalapeno
      • Jalapeno M
      • Jamaican Hot Chocolate
      • Jamaican Hot Yellow
      • Super Chili
      • Surefire
    • Frying Types

      • Aruba
      • Key Largo
      • Key West
      • Sweet Banana
  • Potatoes (white)

    • Early

      • Andover-white
      • Superior-white
      • Yukon Gold-yellow
    • Mid-season

      • Adirondack Blue-blue skin & flesh
      • Dark Red Norland-red
      • King Harry-white
      • Norkotah-russet
      • Peter Wilcox-purple skin & yellow flesh
      • Reba-white
    • Late

      • Katahdin-white
      • Lehigh-yellow
    • Fingerlings

      • Austrian Cresent-white
      • French Fingerling-pink
  • Pumpkins

    • Miniature (1–3 lbs.)

      • Baby Bear
      • Baby Pam
      • Snackjack-edible seed
    • Pie (2–6 lbs.)

      • Fall Splendor
      • Hybrid Pam
      • Majestic Plus
      • Pik A Pie
      • Small Sugar
    • Carving

      • Cannonball
      • Iron Man
      • Lil' Ironsides
      • Orange Smoothie
  • Radish

    • Champion
    • Cherry Belle
    • Icicle
    • Improved Red Prince
  • Rhubarb

    • Canadian Red
    • Mac Donald
    • Victoria
  • Rutabaga

    • American Purple Top
  • Spinach

    • Bolero
    • Marathon
    • Melogy
    • Packer
    • Typee
    • Vienna
  • Squash

    • Summer (Straight neck)

      • Cougar
      • Lioness
      • Multipik
      • Seneca Prolific
      • Sunray
    • Summer (Scallop Types)

      • Peter Pan
      • Starship
      • Sunburst
    • Summer (Zucchini Types)

      • Lynx
      • Payroll
      • Revenue
      • Tigress
      • Wildcat
    • Winter (Acorn Type)

      • Royal Ace
      • Table Ace
      • Table Gold
      • Table Queen
    • Winter (Butternut Type)

      • Early Butternut
      • Harris Butternut
      • Waltham Butternut
    • Winter (Buttercup Type)

      • Ambercup
      • Buttercup
      • Sweet Mama
  • Sweet Corn

    • Yellow

      • Bodacious-se
      • Incredible-se
      • Sundance-su
    • White

      • Argent-se
      • Ice Queen-sh2
      • Silver King-se
      • Silver Princess-se
      • Sweet Ice-su, se, sh2
      • White Out-se
      • White Saturn-sh2
    • Bi-color

      • Avalon-su, se, sh2
      • Awesome-se, sh2
      • Providence-su, se, sh2
    • NOTE:

      • su = sugary
      • se = sugar enhanced
      • sh2 = supersweet
  • Sweet Potatoes

    • Beauregard
    • Covington
    • Evangeline
    • Hernandez
    • O'Henry
  • Swiss Chard

    • Large White Rib
    • Rainbow
    • Rhubarb Chard
  • Tomatillos

    • Cisineros
    • DeMilpa
    • Pineapple
    • Purple
    • Tomaverde
    • Verde puebla
  • Tomatoes

    • Heirloom

      • Arkansas Traveler
      • Box Car Willie
      • Brandywine Red
      • Eva Purple Ball
      • Mister Stripy
      • Mortgage Lifter
      • Prudens Purple
      • Snow White
      • Yellow Pear
    • Early

      • Early Girl
      • Early Goliath
      • Fourth of July
      • Moreton
      • Primo Red
      • Sunstart
    • Mid-Season

      • Better Boy
      • Big Boy
      • Celebrity
      • Crista
      • Jet star
      • Lemon Boy
      • Ramapo
      • Red Defender
      • Scarlet Red
      • Sunbrite
    • Plum

      • Health Kick
      • Mariana
      • Plum Crimson
      • Plum Dandy
      • San Marzano
      • Viva Italia
    • Cherry

      • Matt's Wild Cherry
      • Sun Gold
      • Sugar Snack
      • Sun Sugar
      • Sweet 100
    • Grape

      • Smarty
      • Tami G
  • Turnip

    • Hakeuri
    • Purple Top
    • Royal Crown
    • Royal Globe II
    • White Lady
  • Watermelon-seeded

    • Marigras
    • Sangria
    • Starbright

    Additional Resources Available from Rutgers Cooperative Extension

    September 2011