Vegetables for 2000
‘Mr. Big’ is aptly named as it is the largest home
garden English pea pod on the market. In peas, pod size is important.
Larger pods are easier to find in the vines, easier to harvest, easier to
shell, and larger pods offer a higher yield. In addition ‘Mr. Big’
offers gardeners an improved yield, often setting two pods per node and
the strong disease resistance lengthens the plant’s life.
‘Mr. Big’ vines could use vertical support in the
garden, but plants grow well without support as a bush. ‘Mr. Big’,
like all garden and English peas, will perform best under cool day and
night temperatures. ‘Mr. Big’ plants may produce more peas than your
family wishes to eat. If so, do not dispair-just blanch and freeze ‘Mr.
Pepper F1 ‘Blushing Beauty’
Genus, species: Pisum sativam
Common name: English, garden, or shelling pea
Pod size: big-4-4 1/2 inches long by 1/2 inch diameter
In pod: 8-10 peas (berries) per pod
Plant height: 2-3 feet
Foliage colour: green
Garden spacing: Sow seeds 1-1 1/2 inches apart in a
Cover with 1 inch of soil.
Do not thin.
Unique Qualities: large pod, sweet flavour, disease
Disease resistances: Race 1 Wilt caused by Fusarium
oxysporum fsp pisi, resistance to powdery mildew.
Length to time from sowing seed to harvest: 58-60 days
from seed emergence
Closest comparisons on market:
‘Blushing Beauty’ peppers change colour like fall
maple leaves. The bell pepper begins a pale green or ivory colour. As the
fruit matures, the pepper blushes to a pastel pink similar to a white
zinfandel wine. ‘Blushing Beauty’ becomes a deep rosy red at the fully
ripe stage. Gardeners will enjoy watching the subtle colour changes on ‘Blushing
The blocky bell peppers can be harvested at any colour
and gardeners will find them sweet. The thick walls are prized for
stuffing and easy to cut for fresh salads. ‘Blushing Beauty’ was bred
with multiple disease tolerances. This means it lengthens plant life and
results in overall higher yield. ‘Blushing Beauty’ is recommended for
container culture due to small plant size. Growing ‘Blushing Beauty’
on the patio means you can watch these beautiful peppers change colour
like fall leaves.
Genus, species: Capsicum annum
Common name: pepper
Fruit size: about 4 inches by 4 inches
Colour: shades of ivory, pink, red
Plant height: 18-24 inches
Width: 16-20 inches
Foliage colour: green
Garden spacing: 2 feet apart
Disease tolerances: tobacco mosaic virus, & three
races of bacterial leaf spot
Unique qualities: flavour,
colour sequence - ivory,
pastel pink, rosy red
Length of time from transplanting to harvest: 74-76
Closest comparisons on market: ‘Gyspy’ and ‘Dove'