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Saturday, March 3, 2018

What's Your Favorite Heirloom?

What's Your Favorite Heirloom?

Since we're LocalHarvest, of course we're talking heirloom plant varieties. Aside from the pure pleasure of gardening, one of the top reasons to grow heirlooms at home is that they are even better when they're freshly picked! Lucky for us, LocalHarvest farmers offer live seedlings so that we can get a jump-start on planting without having to grow out a whole seed packet.

We love Cocozelle zucchini for its delicate skin and sweet flavor. And who doesn't adore reliable, early-producers like heirloom cherry tomatoes, and the all-around winner Yellow Pear tomato? Check out Listada di Gandia Italian eggplants with gorgeous streaked purple and white skin, and a mild-flavored flesh, or Moon and Stars Watermelon, a Slow Food Ark of Taste pick.

Last but not least, Lazy Ox Farm offers a myriad of wonderful heirloom tomatoes for slicing and saucing. If you are having a hard time deciding which varieties to choose, Lazy Ox Farm will pick six tomato varieties best suited for where you live. Lazy Ox will also ship your order so that your seedlings arrive at the best time for planting in your region.

Happy planting!

-- The LocalHarvest Team