Oregon State University Extension Service

Recommended vegetables for Central Oregon


Mary Washington, Jersey Knight, Jersey Giant, UC 157, Purple Passion.


(green bush) Tendercrop, Venture, Slenderette, Oregon 91G, Oregon Trail, Provider, Jade, Oregon 54.

(flat Italian) Roma II.

(French filet) Nickel, Straight ‘N Narrow.

(green pole) Blue Lake, Kentucky Wonder, Romano, Cascade Giant, Kentucky Blue, Oregon Giant.

(wax bush) Goldenrod, Goldrush, Indy Gold, Slenderwax.


Ruby Queen, Red Ace, Kestrel, Early Wonder, Pacemaker III, Detroit Dark Red, Red Cloud.

(cylindrical) Cylindra, Forono.

(golden) Golden.

(novelty) Blankoma, Chiogga.

(greens) Early Wonder Tall Top, Bull’s Blood.


Premium Crop, Packman, Arcadia, Early Dividend, Windsor, Gypsy.

Brussels Sprouts

Jade Cross "E".


(early) Parel, Primax, Farao, Tendersweet, Gonzales.

(main season) Golden Acre, Bravo, Charmant, Cambria, Invento.

(red) Ruby Perfection, Red Acre. (savoy) Melissa, Famosa.

Chinese cabbage Michihili, Monument, China Express. Pac choi: Mei Qing Choy, Joi Choi.


Red Core Chantenay, Royal Chantenay, Scarlet Nantes, Mokum, Bolero, Apache, Danvers, Sugarsnax 54, Nelson, Napa, Kuroda, Nantindo, Magnum, Navarino, Sweetness III, Napoli, Yaya, Vitana, Skywalker.

(yellow) Yellowstone.

(white) White Satin.

(purple) Purple Haze.

(baby carrots) Minicore, Parmex, Thumbelina.


Snowball "Y" Improved, Snow Crown, Candid Charm, Apex, Amazing.

(Purple) Violet Queen, Graffiti.

(green) Panther.

(Romanesco type) see Broccoli.


Fordhook Giant, Rhubarb, Bright Lights, Bright Yellow, Silverado, Broadstem Green.


(green) Crystal Hat (tall, slender heads).

(red, also known as Radicchio) Chiogga Red Preco, Special, Indigo, Treviso (tall, slender heads).


Yellow Kernels

Standard sweet (early): Sundance, Early Sunglow, Seneca Horizon.

(main season): Jubilee (also called Golden Jubilee).

Supersweet (early): Butterfruit.

(main season): Supersweet Jubilee.

Sugary enhanced (very early): Sugar Buns.

(early): Precocious, Spring Treat.

(main season): Incredible, Kandy King, Legend, Bodacious.

White Kernels

(must be isolated from yellow or bicolor types to get all white kernels).

Supersweet (main season): Xtratender 378A, Mirai 421W.

Sugary enhanced (early): Sugar Pearl

Sugary enhanced (main season): Whiteout, Silver Princess.

Bicolor Kernels

Supersweet (early): Xtratender 272A, Mirai 308BC.

(main season): Honey and Pearl, Xtratender 277A. Sugary enhanced (early): Trinity, Fleet. (main season): Temptation, Brocade, Delectable, Mystique.

Triple Sweet types (sh2su hybrids): Sweet Rhythm, Serendipity, Sweet Chorus, Nantasket, Renaissance.


(must be isolated from other corn): Wampum, Chinook.

Note: Kernel quality of all the above corn varieties may be dramatically altered under certain pollination conditions. Supersweets must be isolated from other types.


(pickling) SMR 58, Pioneer, Bush Pickle, County Fair, Clinton, Cool Breeze, Regal, Vertina.

(slicing) Burpee Hybrid, Marketmore 86 & 97, Poinsett, Raider, Dasher II, Slicemaster, Intimidator, Tasty Green, Orient Express, Genuine, Sweet Marketmore, Tasty Jade.

(novelty) Armenian, Lemon.


Hansel, Gretel, Fairy Tale


Green Curled, Batavian, Salad King, Neos.


(ornamental) Harrowsmith Select, Little Guys Mix, Corsican, Aladdin, Goblin Eggs.


Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch, Improved Vates, Siberian, Winterbor, Winter Red, Nero di Toscana, Blue Ridge, Red Bor, Red Ursa.


Early White Vienna, Early Purple Vienna, Kongo, Kolibri, Eder.


American Flag, King Richard, Kilima.


(red leaf) Prizehead, Red Sails, Redina, New Red Fire, Merlot, Red Tide.

(green leaf) Salad Bowl, Grand Rapids, Slobolt, Pom Pom.

(oak leaf) Oaky Red Splash, Cocarde, Mascara, Blade.

(romaine) Paris Island, Valmaine, Green Towers, Outredgeous, Devils Tounge, Little Gem, Freckles.

(bibb type) Optima, Buttercrunch.

(batavian) Nevada, Sierra.

Mustard Greens

Green Wave.

(long standing) Osaka Purple, Giant Red.


(yellow) Copra, Prince, First Edition, New York Early, Candy.

(red) Redwing, Mars. (white) White Sweet Spanish, Superstar.

(overwintering) Walla Walla Sweet.

(green bunching) Ishikura, Tokyo Long White, He-shi-ko.


Triple Moss Curled, Banquet, Dark Green Italian Plain.


Harris Model, All America, Hollow Crown, Gladiator, Andover, Cobham Improved Marrow, Javelin.


(shelling) Novella II, Oregon Trail, Oregon Pioneer, Maxigolt.

(oriental edible pod) Oregon Sugar Pod II, Oregon Giant.

(snap pea, bush) Sugar Daddy, Super Snappy, Cascadia, Sugar Sprint, Sugar Ann.

(snap pea, pole) Sugar Snap or Super Sugar Snap (virus susceptible; plant early).


(sweet bell, green to red) Parks Early Thickset, Camelot, Fat 'N Sassy, Ace, Bellboy, Jupiter, Yankee Bell, North Star, Lady Bell, King Arthur, Lantern.

(sweet bell, green to yellow) Golden Bell, Golden Summer.

(sweet bell, green to orange) Ariane, Mandarin.

(sweet bell, green to purple) Lilac Bell, Purple Beauty, Tequila.

(sweet bell, green to lavender to red) Islander. (sweet bell, green to chocolate) Hershey.

(sweet bell, ivory to red) Ivory.

(specialty sweet types) Sweet Banana, Banana Supreme, Bananarama, Gypsy, Biscayne, Pizza, Lipstick, Apple, Paprika Supreme, The Godfather, Giant Marconi, Round of Hungary, Sweet Cayenne, Carmen, Corno di Toro Yellow.

(cayenne) Super Cayenne II, Andy, Cayenne Long Slim. (jalapeno) Tam Jalapeno, Early Jalapeno, Conchos, Fresno, Mitla.

(paprika) Mariachi, Paprika Supreme.

(specialty hot types) Cherry Bomb, Serrano, Anaheim TMR23, Caribbean Red Habanero, Hot Paper Lantern, Bulgarian Carrot, Aji Amarillo.

(novelty, ornamental) Marbles, Riot, Pretty in Purple.


(red) Red Pontiac, Norland, Red La Soda, Cranberry Red.

(white) Russet Burbank, Superior, Goldrush, Kennebec, Butte.

(yellow) Yellow Finn, Yukon Gold, Bintje, Desiree, Red Gold

(red skin, yellow flesh), Carola.

(fingerling) French Fingerling.


(Need a long growing season for most)

(Cinderella), Rock Star, New Rocket, Sorcerer

(small) Small Sugar (also called Small Sugar Pie), Orange Smoothie.

(compact vines) Oz, Spirit.

(hulless seeded types) Baby Bear, Snack Jack, Trickster, Kakai.

(mini ornamental types) Jack Be Little, Wee-Be-Little, Lil Pump-ke-mon, Baby Boo.


(red) Fuego, Comet, French Breakfast, Cherry Belle, Champion, Cherriette, Crunchy Royale, Pink Beauty.

(white) Burpee White, White Icicle.

(large Japanese type) Sakurajima Mammoth.


see Chicory.


American Purple Top


Spring planted for early summer harvest

(smooth leaf) Bloomsdale Long Standing, Olympia.

(savoy) Correnta, Unipack 151, Melody, Hellcat, Butterflay.

Late summer planted for fall harvest

(smooth leaf) Oriental Giant, Bordeaux.



(yellow) Early Prolific Straightneck, Multipik, Supersett, Fancycrook, Sunray, Yellow Crookneck, Goldbar, Gentry.

(green zucchini) Ambassador, Seneca, Elite, Tigress, Aristocrat, Raven, Cashflow, Geode (round), Floridor (round).

(yellow zucchini) Gold Rush, Butterstick.

(scallop) Sunburst, Sunny Delight.

(other summer) Tromboncino (C. moschata).


(not Region 1)

(Buttercup/Kabocha) Sweet Meat, Sweet Mama, Ambercup, Gold Nugget, Black Forest, Autumn Cup, Bonbon.

(Acorn) Table Queen, Mesa Queen, Table Ace, Taybelle, Table Gold

(orange), Cream of the Crop (white).

(Butternut) Early Butternut, Ultra, JWS 6823.

(Spaghetti) Spaghetti, Pasta, Stripetti, Small Wonder.


(very early) Oregon Eleven.

(early) Early Girl, Oregon Spring, Santiam, Oregon Pride, Oregon Star, Siletz, Legend.

(medium) Willamette, Pik Red, Celebrity, Sunleaper, Mountain Spring, Medford, First Lady II, Big Beef.

(cherry type) Oregon Cherry, Gold Nugget, Sweet Million, Cherry Grande, Sun Gold, Early Cherry, Thai Pink, Juliet, Sunsugar, Large German Cherry, Sweet Baby Girl, Orange Paruche.

(yellow) Jubilee. (orange) Orange blossom.

(paste) Oroma, Saucy, Halley 3155, Viva Italia, Super Marzano, Macero II, Health Kick, Classica, Olivade.

(heirloom) Brandywine (Sudduth’s Strain or potato leaf strain), Seattle’s Best of All.


(root) Purple Top White Globe, Royal Crown, Tokyo Cross.

(greens) Shogoin.


(ice box) Sugar Baby, Tiger Baby.

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