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Albuquerque, NM

January 11, 2011
4:31 PM

Post #8305444

So I depend a lot on mail order because I like to grow unusual varieties for my stand at the local grower's market. My local nurseries stock only one or two varieties of eggplant, for instance, three kinds of peppers, no pimentos, etc. I have also ordered some fruit trees by mail in order to get unusual varieties. I have generally been pleased with the results. I recommend Stark Brothers and Grandpa's Orchard as two nurseries that ship at the right times, package their products carefully, and stand by their guarantees.
South Amana, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2011
1:29 PM

Post #8307076

Thanks for sharing your comments, eskarp. Have you ever tried a zucchini called 'Gadzukes?' It has equally-spaced ridges, so that when you cut it crosswise, you get scalloped edges. My wife makes pickles out of them, and guests are always astonished when she serves them. Here's the link:!-zucchini-hybrid-prod000915.html

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