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Food Plants for Gardens in the Willamette Valley area of the Pacific Northwest

This is a list of food plant varieties that I have tried or intend to try in my corner of the Pacific Northwest near Portland, Oregon. Whenever possible these garden vegetable and herb plant varieties will be open-pollinated or heirloom strains. They should hopefully grow well with some degree of fudging in western Oregon and Washington and in the Willamette Valley. But I'm a beginner so do your homework. These varieties are mostly chosen for cultivation in containers since I do not have space in the soil.

See also: Guerilla gardening

Vegetables

In containers: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/node/876

Tomatoes

cf blossom end rot

Tried

"Amish Paste"

  • Grow well from seed but some seedlings fail, lots of inbreeding
  • Indeterminate (grows rampantly), bad for containers as inevitable water stress may lead to major blossom end rot.
  • Fruits of varying size and shapes
  • Minimal cores, juice and seeds - great for canning/paste
  • Can be VERY sweet
  • Puree, simmer hot and stir occasionally 50-60 minutes with 3/4 tsp salt to 1 qt puree
  • Would grow in the ground in a heartbeat.

New

See http://www.gardenguides.com/97509-tomatoes-grow-oregon.html or http://gardening.wsu.edu/library/vege008/vege008.htm

Willamette

Siletz

Saucy

Legend

Tomatillos

Very few varieties? Hardy until frost. Self-incompatible; means plant 2 or more plants or will not pollinate and fruit.

Toma verde

  • Seems standard.

Peppers

New

Healthy

California Wonder 300

Greens

Kale

Siberian is less curled. http://groups.hort.oregonstate.edu/content/collards-and-kale

New

Dwarf Siberian

Vates Blue Curled

Collards

(Kale-like but better for hot weather, 1 middle crop perhaps). http://groups.hort.oregonstate.edu/content/collards-and-kale

New

Vates

Lettuces

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/home-grown-salad-can-be-edible-work-art

New

Romaine, Parris Island

Romaine, Valmaine

Romaine, Red, New Red Fire

Herbs

Parsley, Flat-Leaf

New

Tubers

Potato

http://www.container-gardening-tips.com/container-vegetable-gardening/growing-potatoes-in-containers.html

Fingerling, La Ratte

Fingerling, Ozette / Makah Ozette

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