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Market Update: What’s Hot at Pepper Place

Watermelon Week 10: July 18, 2009
Weather: 65 degrees and sunny

Basil (green and purple)
Beets (Chiogga, golden and red)
Cantaloupe (Athena)
Collard Greens
Corn (peaches and cream, and silver queen)
Cucumber (long green, pickler)
Eggplant (Italian, white, Japanese)
Figs (O’Rourke, Lemon, Celeste)
Honeydew Melon
Lima Beans
Mustard Greens
Nectarines (Yellow)
Onions (red, white, yellow sweet, k-bob)
Peaches (Louring, Red Haven, Contender, Dixieland, Avis)
Peas (Pinkeye Purple Hull, crowder dark, black eye, zipper, lady, field)
Peppers (Bell, Purple Bell, Marconi, jalapeno, cow horn hot, cubanelle, Sweet Banana, Sweet Cayenne, Mohawk, chocolate bell, yellow bell, Serrano, Gypsy)
Potatoes (New, Yukon gold, irish, kennebeck, Dakota Pearl)
Salad Mix
Squash (zephyr, patty pan sunburst, crook neck)
Squash Blossoms
String Beans (yellow wax, purple bush beans, pole beans, October, burgundy, Dragon’s Tongue, Rattlesnake)
Sweet Potatoes (white, orange)
Tomatoes (Persimmon, Cherokee Purple, Arkansas Travelers, Red Zebras, Ava Purple Ball, Sand Mountain, Sungold, San Marzano, Cobra, Striped German, black plum, grape, green zebra, sungold, red lightning, Japanese black trifle, cherry, Bloody Butcher, and green)
Turnips (and greens)
Watermelon (Majestic, Royal Majesty, Yellow Doll, Gold Baby)
Zucchini (8-ball, yellow)

Tomatoes are still in full swing, but David from Snow’s Bend says the heirlooms will be on their way out in the next few weeks. Figs from Petals From the Past are a notable addition this week – O’Rourke, Lemon, and Celeste varieties. Come on down while it’s still wonderfully cool.

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