Vegetable Varieties for Greenhouse Vegetable Production

The successful production of greenhouse vegetables is extremely dependent on the use of proper varieties.  Although seed costs may be somewhat higher for these varieties, this represents a relatively small investment when considering the total cost of production.  The following is a list of currently recommended varieties of several greenhouse vegetable crops.

Tomatoes:

Tropic - 80 day, 8 ounce fruit, deep oblate shape, green shoulder, indeterminate vine, fairly large plant with good vigor.  Resistant to Verticillium wilt, Fusarium wilt, Stemphilium Leaf mold, Tobacco mosaic Virus No. 1, Altenaria Stem Canker (Seed 1).

Dombello - 82 days, 7-8 ounce fruit, beef tomato hybrid, deep globe, greenback fruit color, large compact plant with good total production.  Resistant to Tobacco mosaic, Verticillium wilt, Fusarium 2, Nematode and silvering (Seed 2).

Tuckcross 520 - 74 days, 7 ounces hybrid with deep oblate shaped fruit, green shoulders, indeterminate large plant.  Resistant to Fusarium wilt, and Altenaria stem canker (Seed 1).

Cucumber:

Sweet Slice - 56 days, gynoecious hybrid, 10-12 inch slender, smooth fruit, dark green    bitter-free skin.  Resistant to cucumber mosaic virus, powdery mildew, downy mildew, watermelon mosaic virus (Seed 1,4).

Brucona - 56 days, dark green hybrid, parthenocarpic and bitter-free smooth skin    10-12 inches.  Resistant to gummosis and leaf spot.

Lettuce

(for tube production Crisphead type):

Ostimata  - older standard, well known

Salina   - very reliable, not largest

Bizet   - good for early summer; bolts later

Brenado

Seed Sources:

Hydroponics Index |