New Vegetable Introductions from Distributors in 2018

This extra-large sweet bell pepper has intermediate resistance to bacterial leaf spot/Xanthomonas campestris pv. (1-10). Ideal for the Southeast, ‘Green Flash’ is a four-lobed fruit that is dark green, smooth, and glossy. CliftonSeed.com
‘Afterglow,’ a sutured, extended shelflife cantaloupe bred by Seneca Vegetables, weighs in between 5 to 7 pounds at harvest and boasts high Brix and firm flesh. It’s resistant to Fusarium and powdery mildew, matures in 78 days, and is ideal for growing throughout the Eastern U.S. RuppSeeds.com
‘Orange Sunrise,’ bred by Harris Moran Seed Co., is a precocious yellow type, yet it is a dark-orange color that may mask some fruit discoloration caused by virus. It has intermediate resistance to powdery mildew. It matures very early — 85 days — giving flexibility in planting schedules. The Jack-o-lantern-type pumpkin weighs in at 12 to 18 pounds and grows well in the Midwest and Northeast. RispensSeeds.com
Bred by Illinois Foundation Seeds and distributed by Siegers, ‘Seminole Sweet XR’ is a hybrid, bicolor supersweet variety, with 7- to 8-inch ears and a 16- to 18-row count. It is a high-quality shipper that combines high yields with superior flavor. This variety has a dark-green husk package and good husk protection to go along with a clean, strong plant, and excellent kernel color. It matures in 80 days, and has a high resistance to common rust or Puccinia sorghi (RpG), and intermediate resistance to Northern leaf blight or Exserohilum turcicum. Siegers.com Siegers.com 
This Seminis zucchini has an open plant, nearly spineless, and high percentage of marketable yield of 6- to 7-inch fruit. It is resistant to transgenic virus and matures in 45 days. It’s ideal for Eastern growers. RuppSeed.com; Seminis-US.com

Take a look at some of the varieties that distributors are adding to their mix this year.

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