New Zucchini and Romaine Recommendationscomments (3) April 20th, 2012
Gardeners may want to be on the lookout for two new vegetable varieties to add to their gardens this season.
A butter-yellow zucchini called ‘Soleil’ and a sweet romaine lettuce called ‘Jericho’ can help make gardening a little easier.
Both of these varieties were planted and grown in a Denver demonstration vegetable garden tended by master gardener volunteers. In addition to a good harvest of vegetables that was donated to a food bank, the garden provided good results for gardeners.
‘Soleil’ is a butter-yellow zucchini that grew exceptionally well in the garden compared to other varieties of summer squash. It was rated four green thumbs up for its ornamental features:
- Easy to grow
- Very straight fruits
- Medium-sized plants
- Slow to develop powdery mildew
- Bright yellow color helps fruit stand out from the foliage
- Matures in 55 days
‘Jericho’ romaine lettuce also provided good results in the demonstration garden. Because this variety was developed to grow in desert heat, the volunteers planted the lettuce late in the season to test its hardiness through the summer. It rated four green thumbs up, too:
- Easy to grow
- Bright green, smooth leaves
- Keeps sweet flavor in hot weather
- Resists heat stress
- Slow to bolt
What's your experience growing either of these vegetables in your garden?
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