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083_Tomatillo_Purple_UCMG of Alameda Co_PDimas


2-4 oz. • 70 days • Purple

A beautiful tomatillo with superb flavor whether eaten fresh from the plant, grilled or in salsa. Harvest should be done when the fruits are golf ball-sized, and the papery husk has split. More sunshine will produce a more purple fruit. Note: Tomatillos are not self-pollinating, so planting 2 or more tomatillo plants in your garden will help ensure the blooms will be pollinated.¹

084_Tomatillo_Verde_UCMG of Alameda Co_PDimas

Verde Green

3-6 oz. • 60 days • Green

This tomatillo is a heavy and early producer and a wonderful choice for salsa verde since the larger fruits are easier to prepare. Note: Tomatillos are not self-pollinating, so planting 2 or more tomatillo plants in your garden will help ensure the blooms will be pollinated.¹

Leafy greens

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Chard - Bright Lights

52 days • Green and multicolor • 20" • Good for containers

Leaf stalks with colored yellow, gold, orange, pink, crimson or purple. Lighter, milder flavor compared to other chards. Somewhat less frost hardy than other chards, but will overwinter in mild climates. As leaves are harvested, plant will continue to produce new leaves. Good for containers. Photo: sk / CC BY-ND 2.0

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Chard - Fordhook Giant

50 days • Green • Heirloom

Biennial Heirloom. Truly superior green chard for farm and garden. Heavily crumpled, very dark glossy green leaves with broad white succulent stems.³

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Kale - Lacinato

65-80 days • Green • Heirloom

Biennial Heirloom. This kale is heavily savoyed (bumpy) strap-shaped, dark green, almost black, leaves. Add an interesting texture and color to salads. Photo: J. Aldrich / CC BY 2.0

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Kale - Redbor

75 days • Purple

Extremely cold tolerant, "Redbor's" purple color and curliness intensifies, and flavor sweetens as temperatures drop in the fall; plants can last even through hard freezes. Photo: T. Hall / CC BY-SA 2.0

042_Leafy Greens_Arugula_roquette_UCMG of Alameda County

Arugula - Rocket

38 days • Green • Slow bolting

Has has strap-shaped leaves, less deeply lobed than many, with a milder flavor. Heat tolerant and slow to bolt, it still prefers the cold soil of early spring and fall. Plant in fertile, moist, well-draining soil in full sun to part shade.9


018_Eggplant Black Beauty 2_UCMG of Alameda Co_TLoftus

Black Beauty

5-6" • 65 days • Purple • 30" tall

The very popular, classic Italian eggplant with bell-shaped fruits that are glossy when mature. The plants are compact and very productive so a stake for extra support is advised.⁴



Harvest at 2-4" • 64 days • Purple

A beautiful, oval, Indian eggplant. Suitable for baby or mature harvest. High-yielding, even in the North. The plants and calyxes are spineless, unlike many varieties of this type.¹

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Harvest at 3-4" • 55 days • White • 24-36" tall

Japanese type. Specialty mini eggplant with loads of tender, bitter-free fruits on a compact plant. Photo: Kel and Val / CC BY 2.0

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Long Purple

8-10" • 75 days • Purple

Long fruits have a thinner skin, fewer seeds, and more delicate flavor than traditional varieties.⁸

022_Eggplant_Japanese Style Millionaire Purple_UCMG of AC_DLaner


8-9" • 50-59 days • Green

Japanese type. Tender, meaty full of flavor, wonderful eggplant from the South. Will benefit from some support to handle all those long tasty eggplants. Perfect for braising or ratatouille.³

023_Eggplant_Nadia 1_UCMG of Alameda Co_Tloftus


7-8" • 67 days • Purple

Traditional black Italian type; the uniform fruits are glossy and blemish free. Tall, sturdy plants can set fruit under cool conditions.⁴

Catalog photo credits: UC Master Gardeners—1P. Dimas, 2P. Joki, 3D. Laner, 4T. Loftus, 5G. Myers, 6S. Wentz, 7S. Wood, 8C. Yip, 9Unknown UC Master Gardener of Alameda County.