Elk Grove Community Garden Spring Plant Sale 2021

Saturday, April 10 from 9AM to 1PM

Get your garden going this Spring and support the garden at the same time!
We’ll have a large selection of plants lovingly grown from seed by our community gardeners. See you there!

The Details:

Where: The Elk Grove Community Garden at 10025 Hampton Oak Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95624.
When: Saturday, April 10 from 9am to 1pm
Plants will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
Payment: Cash, Checks, or Venmo
Pre-Order/Curbside Pick-Up: You can text 916.320.3195 to pre-order for Curbside Pick-Up – please do NOT Venmo payment until your order is confirmed via text.
The Garden will be accepting canned food donations for the Elk Grove Food Bank.

Below are the plants available for pre-order. More plants will be available in person at the sale (some palm trees, succulents, limited quantity veggies/flowers, etc.).

$2 for 4″ pots and $3 for 4-packs. All other plants will be priced as marked day of the sale.

Tomatoes

Lemon Boy

Type: Slicer
Days to Maturity: 72 Days
Fruit Bearing: Indeterminate
Fruit Weight: 7oz
Description: Lemon Boy hybrid is an eye-catching tomato with wonderful color and flavor. The deep globe fruit is slightly tangy, but also sweet and mild, meaty, and smooth — perfect for slicing.

Available in a 4” pot

San Marzano

Type: Paste
Days to Maturity: 60 Days
Fruit Bearing: Indeterminate
Fruit Weight: 4oz
Description: The long, blocky fruits mature with a small, discreet seed cavity that can be scooped out, leaving all meat. This means much less boiling to get a first class paste. The shape is also good for canning, and excellent for drying.

Available in a 4” pot

Gladiator 

Type: Paste
Days to Maturity: 72 Days
Fruit Bearing: Indeterminate
Fruit Weight: 8oz
Description: Gigantic ‘Gladiator’ is the hands-down champion in the arena of ‘Roma’ tomatoes. With an unbeatable armor of vigor, flavor, aroma and yield, it bears a bounty of oval 8 oz. fruit in a small garden. Its dense flesh and tangy taste make ‘Gladiator’ victorious for imparting rich, robust flavor to paste, sauces, soups, salsa, or ketchup. Strong roots conquer enemies such as blossom end rot. Indeterminate.

Available in a 4” pot

Moskvich

Type: Slicer
Days to Maturity: 80 Days
Fruit Bearing: Indeterminate
Fruit Weight: 4oz
Description: Fruits are early, deep red, and cold tolerant. Rich flavor. Smooth and globe-shaped.

Available in a 4” pot

Better Boy

Type: Slicer
Days to Maturity: 72 Days
Fruit Bearing: Indeterminate
Fruit Weight: 16oz
Description: Large, delicious, bright red, high yielding fruits are borne in abundance starting midseason and continuing to frost. Highly adaptable and thrives in most climates and has very good disease resistance.

Available in a 4” pot

4th of July

Type: Slicer
Days to Maturity: 49 Days
Fruit Bearing: Indeterminate
Fruit Weight: 4oz
Description: One of the earliest tomatoes, you could have luscious vine-ripened fruit as early as the Fourth of July! The indeterminate plants produce a plentiful harvest of red 4 oz. tomatoes all season long.

Available in a 4” pot

Red Zebra Stripe

Type: Slicer
Days to Maturity: 85 Days
Fruit Bearing: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 4″
Description: This variety gets our vote for both beauty and substance – the best looking and best tasting of all striped tomatoes available on the market today! Fruits are dark red inside, and brighter fire engine-red outside, with skins streaked by dramatic, golden stripes. Juicy and flavorful, with large crops of 3″ fruits on strong, productive plants.

Available in a 4” pot

Big Daddy

Type: Slicer
Type: Slicer
Days to Maturity: 78 Days
Fruit Bearing: Indeterminate
Fruit Weight: 15oz
Description: An all-around game-changer, Big Daddy’s a breakthrough for taste, size, disease-resistance and yield. Bred from the all-time great Big Boy, Big Daddy produces a mighty, delicious harvest of ruby red round meaty fruits, 15 whopping ounces apiece over a long harvest season. Fusarium and verticillium resistant.

Available in a 4” pot

Steakhouse

Type: Beefsteak
Days to Maturity: 75 Days
Fruit Bearing: Indeterminate
Fruit Weight: 24-48oz
Description: Big news in the tomato patch! Meet the biggest tomato ever bred. And it’s not just bigger but better. Tipping the scales at up to three lbs. plus, broad-shouldered tomato titan is bigger than Big Daddy, and loaded with true heirloom tomato flavor and head-spinning fragrance. Indeterminate plants produce gorgeous, humongous fruits.

Available in a 4” pot

Early Pick VF

Type: Beefsteak
Days to Maturity: 62 Days
Fruit Bearing: Indeterminate
Fruit Weight: 5-6oz
Description: Fine flavor, gorgeous color, solid flesh! Bears fruits early, bumper crops all summer. Resists Verticillium and Fusarium wilts.

Available in a 4” pot

Paul Robeson

Type: Heirloom
Days to Maturity: 78 Days
Fruit Bearing: Semi-Determinate
Fruit Weight: 7-12oz
Description: HEIRLOOM Distinctly sweet and with an incredible depth often described as ‘smooth smokiness’, Organic Paul Robeson Tomato is named for the pivotal opera singer and civil rights activist. The dark red-bronze skin with green shoulders is unique among tomatoes.

Available in a 4” pot

Brandywine

Type: Heirloom
Days to Maturity: 85 Days
Fruit Bearing: Indeterminate
Fruit Weight: 14 oz
Description: Brandywine, which dates back to 1885, is the heirloom tomato standard. One taste and you’ll be enchanted by its superb flavor and luscious shade of red-pink. The large, beefsteak-shaped fruits grow on unusually upright, potato-leaved plants. The fruits set one or two per cluster and ripen late-and are worth the wait. Brandywine’s qualities really shine when it develops an incredible fine, sweet flavor.

Available in a 4” pot

Sweet 100

Type: Cherry
Days to Maturity: 70 Days
Fruit Bearing: Indeterminate
Fruit Weight: 1oz
Description: Cherry tomatoes bursting with sugary flavor. The scarlet, cherry-sized fruits are produced in long pendulous clusters right up to frost. Grow on stakes or a fence.

Available in a 4” pot

Favorita

Type: Cherry
Days to Maturity: 58 Days
Fruit Bearing: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 1 1/4″ fruit
Description: Prolific clusters of cherry tomatoes! This multiple-disease-resistant variety produces loads of round, deep red cherries with fantastic taste on nice long trusses. Early, 1 1/4″, 15–20 gm. fruit. Grow outdoors or in the greenhouse. High resistance to Fusarium wilt races 1, 2, leaf mold, nematodes, and tobacco mosaic virus

Available in a 4” pot

Yellow Pear

Type: Grape
Days to Maturity: 75 Days
Fruit Bearing: Indeterminate
Fruit Size: 4oz
Description: HEIRLOOM. Enormous numbers of yellow bite-sized fruits. his extremely old variety makes a vigorous plant that bears enormous numbers of bright yellow, bite-sized fruit. The flavor is deliciously tangy. Perfect for summer party hors d’oeuvres.

Available in a 4” pot

Tomatillo

Type: Tomatillo
Days to Maturity: 100 Days
Fruit Bearing: 36-48″
Fruit Size: 2-3″
Description: Easy to grow and very prolific, producing 2-3″ round fruits, ripening to yellow-green. Tomatillos, a staple in Mexican dishes, are used for fresh or cooked green sauces. Unlike tomatoes, the tomatillo fruit is covered by a papery, lantern-like husk that splits open at harvest time. Fruits have a citrusy, tart and tangy lemon flavor when picked firm, bright green and big enough to fill the husk. After husks are removed, ripe fruits keep well for up to2 weeks when stored cool. Plants grow vigorously to 3-4 ft. tall and wide

Available in a 4” pot

 

Sweet Peppers

 

Banana Pepper

Type: Wax Pepper
Days to Maturity: 60 Days
Fruit Size:  6-7″
Description: This sweet, heirloom wax pepper plant produces sleek, tapered fruit that reaches 6 to 7 inches long and 2 inches wide. When this pepper is immature it has a translucent ivory color. 

Available in a 4” pot

 Orange Snack Pepper

Type: Sweet Snack Pepper
Days to Maturity: 80 Days 
Fruit Size: 3-4″ 
Description:  Highly productive plants load up early with thick-walled, plump and juicy 3 to 4 inch mini peppers that ripen quickly to bright orange. Sweet and delicious for fast snacks and salads or grilling.

Available in a 4” pot

 Lipstick Pepper

Type: Sweet Snack Pepper
Days to Maturity:  70 days
Fruit Size: 4″
Description:   A delicious pepper with 4-inch long tapered, pimiento type fruit that is super sweet. This fine pepper is early and ripens well in the North. A flavorful favorite with thick, red flesh.

Available in a 4” pot

Glow Snack Pepper

Type: Sweet Snack Pepper
Days to Maturity: 70 Days
Fruit Size: 4-5″
Description: Bright orange colored snack peppers. Tapered, thick-walled, 2-3 lobed fruits are 4-5″ long and are deliciously sweet and fruity. Medium-size plants yield well. Early and easy to grow in diverse climates.

Available in a 4” pot

Sweet Long Pepper Blend

Type: Sweet Pepper
Days to Maturity: 72
Description: Sweet long pepper mix is a sweet and mild variety. An equal mix of Corno di Toro and Sweet Banana.  Cannot guarantee which pepper you will get.

Available in a 4” pot

Red Marvel Sweet Pepper

Type: Sweet Pepper
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Available in a 4” pot

Ashe County Pimento Pepper

Type: Sweet Pepper
Days to Maturity: 52
Description: An incredibly sweet, bright red, thick-fleshed pimento pepper, 4 x 1½ in. Great raw, as well as for cooking, roasting, and canning. Small (24-30 in.) plants may be closely spaced (18 in. apart)..

Available in a 4” pot

Habanada

Type: Sweet Pepper
Days to Maturity: 70-90 Days
Fruit Size: 3-4″
Description: The world’s first “heat-less” habanero. Instead of heat, it delivers a blast of sweet tropical flavors. A true game-changer in the pepper world. ‘Habanada’ is the world’s first “heat-less” habanero. Instead of heat, it delivers a blast of sweet tropical flavors. Excellent seared, braised, roasted, or raw, ‘Habanada’ is a versatile culinary jewel. Extremely productive and early. Can be used at the green stage, but ‘Habanada’ reaches the pinnacle of flavor and texture when it turns a beautiful orange hue.

Available in a 4” pot

 

Spicy Peppers

 

 Jalapeno

Type: Chile Pepper
Days to Maturity: 70 Days
Fruit Size: 3″
Description: Dark green, pungent 3″ hot peppers are excellent fresh or pickled. Zesty flavor is great in Mexican dishes.  Great yields.

Available in a 4” pot

New Mexico Pepper/NuMex Joe E Parker

Type: Chile Pepper
Days to Maturity: 70 Days
Fruit Size: 6-7″
Description:  Authentic New Mexico style chile with long, straight, 6-7 inch meaty pods, a medium heat level and rich, full flavor. Early-producing plants have heavy, consistent yields, and dense foliage that protects pods from sunburn. Harvest thick-walled, juicy pods at either the green or red stage. Perfect for memorable green or red chile, wonderful salsas, or for grilling, sautéing or adding gentle heat to any dish. A perfect choice for chile aficionados who love to cook!

Available in a 4” pot

 Hot Salsa Blend

Type: Chile Peppers
Days to Maturity: 75-85 Days
Fruit Size: Varies
Description: Blend of 5 different kinds of hot peppers: Hungarian Wax, Anaheim Chili, Long Slim Red Cayenne, Ancho (Poblano) and Jalapeno. Cannot guarantee which chile pepper you will get.

Available in a 4” pot

 

Squash

 

Yellow Crookneck Squash

Type:
Squash Variety: Summer Squash
Days to Maturity: 53
Fruit Size: 5-6″
Description: HEIRLOOM. Meaty fruits with small crookneck have bright yellow, bumpy skin. Bright-yellow crookneck fruits are graced with fine, meaty texture and succulent flavor.

Available in a 4” pot

Container Zucchini, Astia

Squash Variety: Summer Squash
Days to Maturity: 48
Fruit Size: Harvest at 5-7″
Description: Astia is a well-bred French bush zucchini variety, developed especially for container growing and planting in small space gardens. These non rambling, compact squash vines are also highly ornamental with big silvery-green, deeply indented leaves.

Early bearing and productive, Astia bears abundant zucchini near the base of the plant where they are easy to harvest. These uniformly smooth, lustrous, glossy-green zucchini have excellent flavor and are delicious whether roasted, sautéed, steamed or baked.

Available in a 4” pot

Pic-n-Pic Yellow Summer Squash

Squash Variety: Summer Squash
Days to Maturity: 50 Days
Fruit Size: 8-10″
Description: Golden yellow fruits have smooth, tender skin. It’s extremely productive and best picked when 4-6″ long. Proven tops for performance, flavor and wide adaptability. Summer squash and zucchini ripen early and are highly productive. The bush type plants take little space.

Available in a 4” pot

Winter Butternut Bush

Squash Variety: Winter Squash
Days to Maturity: 75 Days
Fruit Size: 12-18″
Description: HEIRLOOM. Space-saving plants. Delicious flavor. Regarded by many as the best tasting winter squash. Compact 3′ bushes are a delicious, productive choice for smaller gardens. Each bush yields 4–5 butternut-shaped fruits. Heirloom favorite’s rich, sweet, red-orange flesh is loaded with nutrition and succulent, delicious flavor. Fruits will keep for months.

Available in a 4” pot

Taybelle Acorn Squash

Squash Variety: Winter Squash
Days to Maturity: 80 Days
Fruit Size: 2-3lbs
Description: Standard acorn with high yields. Very uniform fruits. Bush habit allows higher-density plantings to increase yield. Early maturing. Intermediate resistance to powdery mildew. Avg. weight: 2–3 lb. Avg. yield: 6–8 fruits/plant.

Available in a 4” pot

Autumn Crown Pumpkin

Squash Variety: Pumpkin
Days to Maturity: 100 Days
Fruit Size: 2-4lbs
Description: Miniature Long Island Cheese type. Fantastic squash with excellent eating quality. Medium-long vine. Extremely uniform, buff-colored fruit. Combines the attractive skin and flesh characteristics of a butternut with a flat shape and great flavor. Internal color is bright orange with a small seed cavity. Fruits have the aroma of sweet melon when cut. 2-4 lb. fruits. Avg. yield: 3-5 fruits/plant.

Available in a 4” pot

Cannon Ball Pumpkin

Squash Variety: Pumpkin
Days to Maturity: 110 Days
Fruit Size: 5lbs
Description: Vigorous bush plants produce good yields of 5 lb. round-shaped fruit that have an attractive burnished-orange color, slight ribbing, and large firmly rooted handles. The fruit are approximately 7″ in diameter and have a good weight for their size.

Available in a 4” pot

Musquee de Provence Pumpkin

Squash Variety: Pumpkin
Days to Maturity: 125 Days
Fruit Size: 8-15lbs
Description: Classic Cinderella Pumpkins. m Ribbed, flat, tan fruits are bigger than Long Island Cheese. Thick, deep orange, moderately sweet flesh. In France cut wedges are sold in supermarkets and farmers’ markets for cooking. Decorative. Late maturity. Long storage. Avg. yield: 2 fruits.

Available in a 4” pot

Jarrahdale Pumpkin

Squash Variety: Pumpkin
Days to Maturity: 100 Days
Fruit Size: 12-18lbs
Description: Medium to large, avg. 12-18 lb., drum-shaped fruit with heavy, rounded ribs and slate-gray skin. Sweet, thick, orange flesh. Long storage. An attractive squash for fall displays and great eating, too. Avg. yield: 2-3 fruits/plant.

Available in a 4” pot

 Luffa

Squash Variety: Gourd
Days to Maturity: 90 Days
Fruit Size: 2-7″
Description:  Grow your own bath sponges!  Tasty young fruits can be used in soups and stews, and nicely substitute for cucumbers. In ninety days or so, the gourd’s flesh is fibrous, magically transforming into natural bath sponges for cleaning and exfoliating skin to a healthy glow. Harvest at 2″ long for delectable baby vegetables or up to 7″ long for drying into sponges. Vines spread 12′.

Available in a 4” pot

 

Cucumbers

 

Muncher Cucumber

Days to Maturity: 65 Days
Fruit Size: 6-8″
Description: A slicer cucumber variety, it produces prolific, tender, burpless cucumbers that aren’t bitter or tough. These disease resistant cucumbers can even be eaten raw like an apple. Mild, sweet, crispy, and never bitter.

Available in a 4-Packs

Lemon Cucumber

Days to Maturity: 65 Days
Fruit Size: 1½–2½” diameter
Description: Pick when cucumbers are small and still yellow. This versatile cucumber is sweet and flavorful, and doesn’t have much of the chemical that makes other cucumbers bitter and hard to digest. Though often served raw, Lemon is also a good pickling cucumber.

 

Available in a 4-Pack

Straight Eight Cucumber

Days to Maturity: 56 Days
Fruit Size: 8″
Description:  HEIRLOOM. A cucumber superstar, this classic has excellent flavor and is widely adapted.  An All-America Selections winner, ‘Straight Eight’ has cool, firm flesh and a bright, sparky taste. For peak flavor and ultimate toothsome texture, pick when 8″ long.

Available in a 4-Pack

Sumter Cucumber

Days to Maturity: 50 Days
Fruit Size: 8″
Description: Sumter Cucumber is the most popular pickling cucumber variety to create pickles of all sizes. Very productive plant and cucumbers grow to be about 6″ long when fully mature. The straight, symmetrical produce has an attractive green color and firm, tender flesh. Vining cucumber plant.

Available in a 4″ pot

Pickelbush Cucumber

Days to Maturity: 52 Days
Fruit Size: 4″
Description: White-spined fruits have classic pickle look, deep green with paler stripes. Unbelievably compact vines that get only 2′ long. White-spined fruits have classic pickle look, deep green with paler stripes. Up to 4 1/2″ long, 1 1/2″ across at maturity, but use them at any size. Very productive and tolerant to powdery mildew and cucumber mosaic virus.

Available in a 4″ pot

Japanese Long Cucumber

Days to Maturity: 60 Days

Description: Thin-skinned with crisp, mild, juicy flesh, these burpless cucumbers never need peeling. Long, perfectly straight fruits on vigorous vines that produce right until frost.

Available in a 4″ pot /p>

 

Herbs

 

Sweet Basil

Available in a 4” pot

Chamomile

Available in a 4” pot

Greek Oregano

Available in a 4” pot

Cilantro

Available in a 4-pack or 4” pot

Italian Flat Leaf Parsley

Available in a 4-pack or 4” pot

 

Lettuce/Greens

 

Red Russian Kale

Smooth green, purple-veined leaves for baby leaf and bunching. Stems are purple; leaves are flat and toothed with purple veins. The plants mature medium-tall and leaves are tender compared to other kales. For salads and light cooking.

Available in a 4-pack or 4” pot

Mesclun Lettuce Mix

A blend of different salad greens of all colors and shapes. Makes a great cut and come again salad mix.

Available in a 4-pack

Romaine Lettuce

Available in a 4-pack

Spinach

Available in a 4” pot

 

Flowers 

 

Dwarf French Marigolds

Available in a 4” pot

Tall Border Sunflower MixMarigolds

Tall branching plants have 6-10″ golden, red bicolor and yellow flowers with dark centers.

Available in a 4-pack

Giant Double Zinnia Mix

Huge dahlia-like flowers. Huge, 5″ doubles, on sturdy, bushy plants. Zinnias add bold, vibrant color to gardens. The more you cut, the more they bloom! Heat-loving and very easy to grow. Zinnias are among our customers’ cherished favorites.

Available in a 4-pack

Dwarf Zinnia Mix

The compact dome-shaped plants start to bloom when only 3″ tall. Semi-double and single 1 1/4″ flowers are excellent for pots, low beds and edging from mid-summer to frost.

Available in a 4″ pot or a 4-pack

Orange Calendula

Available in a 4-pack or 4” pot

Strawberry Blonde Calendula

Available in a 4-pack or 4” pot

Zeolights Calendula

Available in a 4-pack or 4” pot

Bronze Beauty Calendula

Available in a 4-pack or 4” pot

Cosmos, Sunny

Available in a 4-pack 

Cosmos, Apricot

Available in a 4-pack

 

Melons

 

Sugar Baby Watermelon

Days to Maturity: 76 Days
Fruit Size: 6-8″
Description: The standard of small watermelons. Round fruits, 6–8″ in diameter, averaging 8–10 lb. Ripe melons are almost black. Good flavor. Tough rinds resist cracking. The standard of “icebox” melons for many years. Avg. 1–2 fruits/plant.

Available in a 4” pot

Crenshaw Melon

Days to Maturity: 90 Days
Fruit Size: 10-14lbs
Description: The vigorous vines produce bumper crops of oval fruits up to 14 lb. each-even up North. Firm, thick, peach-pink fruit has delicious, subtle flavor; great for freezing. Dark green skin ripens to yellowish green. Melons do best when grown in clusters (hills). Sow groups of 3 or 4 seeds in groups 2′ apart when soil is thoroughly warm.

Available in a 4” pot

Hales Jumbo Cantaloupe

Days to Maturity: 80 Days
Fruit Size: 3-4lbs
Description: HEIRLOOM. This muskmelon became widely popular because it combined excellent flavor with earliness. Beautifully ribbed oval melon with deep-green skin and golden netting. Firm, salmon-toned flesh is aromatic and sweet. A refreshing breakfast treat and a savory hors d’oeuvre when partnered with prosciutto. Thrives in hot weather. Plant at the base of a trellis so vines can climb.

Available in a 4” pot

 

Beans

 

Bush Beans, Blue Lake

Days to Maturity: 58 Days
Fruit Size: 5-6″ pods
Description: HEIRLOOM. Plump, tender pods 5 to 6″ long, with white seeds. Heirloom plants produce plump, tender 5–6″ white-seeded pods prolifically over a long season. Fiber-free beans are delicious stir-fried, steamed—or sautéed, and accented with garlic. Early-yielding plants require no support.

Available in a 4-pack

 

Eggplant

 

Pole Green Beans, Kentucky Wonder

Days to Maturity: 65 Days
Fruit Size: 9″ Pods
Description: HEIRLOOM. Pods are oval, thick, gently curved, meaty and tender. Stringless when young. One of the most popular beans of all time and a favorite of American gardeners since the late 19th century. Variety can be relied on for peak flavor, productivity, and wide adaptability. Yields abundant clusters of thick, meaty 9″ green pods. Stringless when young. Delicious fresh, cooked, frozen, or dried for shell beans.

Available in a 4-pack

Green Long Eggplant

Days to Maturity: 55 Days
Fruit Size: 7″
Description: We breed new eggplants for dense, meaty flesh that resists oil and has fewer bitter seeds, thus frying up well for diverse culinary experiences. ‘Green Knight’ marches forth with robust crops of mildly-sweet, succulent, white-fleshed fruits. Pairs nicely with our popular pale-skinned ‘White Knight’. Both taste deliciously mild in vegetarian, Cajun and Indian dishes. Prolific 34–36″ plants produce plenty of 7 x 1½” jade green fruits. Plants—both flowers and fruit—add a unique look to any garden.

Available in a 4″ pot

Japanese Long Eggplant

Days to Maturity: 70 Days
Fruit Size: 8-10″
Description: A widely used international food thought to have originated in Japan, eggplant is fast becoming a favorite in the U.S. This long, slender purple variety not usually found in grocery stores is both attractive, flavorsome, and fragrant when cooked. There are countless recipes from Italy to China to Russia and beyond. Also called ‘Italian Long Purple’, this prolific heirloom will bring beautiful color to the garden and savory goodness to the table. Staking is recommended for this variety.

Available in a 4″ pot

Clemson Spineless Okra

Days to Maturity: 56 Days
Fruit Size: 2-3″
Description: HEIRLOOM. A favorite of American gardeners for over 80 years, vigorous 4′ plants produce an abounding harvest of spineless dark-green, grooved pods. Okra adds body and flavor to soups, stews, and relishes, and can be grilled, braised, steamed, and sautéed. Garden Hint: Soak seed in warm water overnight to speed germination. Pick pods when young at 2½–3″ long.

Available in a 4″ pot