2019 Garden Seedling Order


2019 Garden Seedling Order

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Thanks for choosing Raleigh's Hillside Farm to start your garden this year!!


Plants will be grown with lots of love in our greenhouse by Kyle. He’s got seven years of experience in the greenhouse growing beautiful organic seedlings.

Each certified organic plant will be strong, healthy, and ready to plant in your garden as soon as you receive it. Tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos and eggplants will be grown in 3” pots using West Star Organics’ incredible growing mix. All other vegetables will be grown in 2” pots using the same stellar mix. This year we are excited to also be offering Lettuce Bowls! See more details on all packages below.


On May 18th we will deliver to our neighborhood CSA drop sites in Stoughton, Evansville, Belleville and throughout Madison (Downtown, Eastside, Middleton, Verona, and Fitchburg).

There is a 10% discount if you are able to pick up on farm— use code ONFARM10 at check out. On farm pick-up must be done from May 11-19th.

For orders over $100 we are happy to offer home delivery (within our service area) for free.

We will follow up with you about your preferred delivery location and/or farm pick-up date after we have received your order!

For bulk orders or other varieties not listed below, please email us at raleighshillsidefarm@gmail.com.

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Lettuce Bowl: A multi-variety 1/2 gallon pot of our favorite organic multi-cut lettuces; each pot comes with 8 different lettuce plants that can be continuously harvested throughout the spring and early summer for a great lettuce mix! — $15

Master Gardener Packages: You choose what you want, we’ll follow up by email to get your wish list if you order one of these packages!

  • X-Large Master Gardener Pack: $100 for 12 tomato seedlings, 12 pepper seedlings, 12 other vegetable seedlings and 8 herb seedlings ($112 value)

  • Large Master Gardner Pack: $75 for 9 tomato seedlings, 9 pepper seedlings, 10 other vegetable seedlings and 6 herb seedlings ($86 value)

  • Medium Gardner Pack: $50 for 5 tomato seedlings, 5 pepper seedlings, 8 other vegetable seedlings & 5 herb seedlings ($56 value)

  • Small Gardner Pack: $25 for 3 tomato seedlings, 3 pepper seedlings, 3 other vegetable seedlings & 2 herb seedlings ($28 value)

Farmer’s Choice Tomato Pack: $20 for farmer's choice of a nice varied selection of 8 transplants ($24 value)

Heirloom Sampler Tomato Pack: $10 for farmer's choice of 4 heirloom transplants ($12 value)

Farmer’s Choice Pepper Pack: $20 for farmer's choice of a nice varied selection of 8 transplants ($24 value)

Variety Specifics


Plum Perfect: Not only does Plum Perfect offer disease resistances worth swooning over, but we also found its texture and flavor superior to other late blight resistant plums in our trials three years running. Uniformly ripening fruit clusters result in good yields in both greenhouse and field conditions. Later to ripen than our other plums, but worth the wait for the flush of fruit while other plants are going down with disease. From the breeders at Cornell University.

Rutger's: Bright red fruit with a small seed cavity and good color throughout, good for slicing or canning. Widely adapted and crack resistant. Developed in 1934 by Rutgers University in cooperation with Campbell's Soup for the New Jersey canning industry.

New Girl: First early, great flavor. Fruits avg. 4–6 oz. and have better flavor and are more disease resistant than Early Girl. Widely adapted. High resistance to fusarium wilt races 1, 2 and verticillium wilt.

Celebrity: Long-popular variety with good flavor. Medium-large, 7-8 oz., flavorful, globe-shaped, firm red fruits ripen midseason. Widely adapted. High resistance to alternaria stem canker, fusarium wilt race 1, nematodes, tomato mosaic virus, and verticillium wilt. AAS winner.

Valley Girl: Sets fruit under heat or cold stress. This productive, flavorful tomato has been a top yielder in numerous areas. Maturing early, the medium-size (avg. 7–8 oz.), globe-shaped red fruits ripen uniformly and are firm, smooth, and crack tolerant. Growers report that Valley Girl continues producing longer than other early varieties. Our best early variety for fruit set under temperature stress. Widely adapted. High resistance to fusarium wilt races 1, 2 and verticillium wilt.

German Pink: One of the two original Bavarian heirlooms from Diane Ott Whealy’s family that started SSE. Potato leaf plants produce large 1-2 pound beefsteak fruits. Meaty flesh with few seeds, very little cracking or blossom scars. Full sweet flavor. Excellent for canning, freezing, and slicing.

Solar Flare: This 6-10 ounce beefsteak is red with gold stripes and has very meaty flesh with luscious sweet red tomato flavor. Developed by Brad Gates and selected for flavor, production, increased earliness and scab resistance, he says the variety is one of his “work horses.”

Green Zebra: Green-striped salad specialty. A delicious, tangy salad tomato, ripe just as the green fruit develops a yellow blush, accentuating the darker green stripes. The 3–4 oz. fruits are the ideal size for slicing into wedges for salads. Productive over a long season. Developed by Tom Wagner.

Pruden's Purple: Early Brandywine type. Large to very large (many over 1 lb.) fruits are flattened and smooth (except for shoulder ribbing on some), and resist cracking. Vivid dark-pink skin with crimson flesh. Medium-tall, potato-leaf plants.

Yellow Brandywine: Sweet, rich-tasting heirloom. Similar flavor, appearance and plant habit to the famous Brandywine, with large gold fruits. Golden flesh is smooth, juicy and delectable with relatively low acids. Pick just before ripe to avoid cracking. Potato-leaf foliage.

Purple Bumblebee: Lovely burgundy fruits with olive green stripes and superb rich flavor. Incredibly pretty with other Artisan(TM) tomatoes in mixed pints - an instant hit at CSAs and markets. Versatile in the kitchen; great for fresh eating. Resists cracking; well suited to field or greenhouse culture. An Artisan(TM) variety.

Sungold: Intense fruity flavor. Exceptionally sweet, bright tangerine-orange cherry tomatoes leave everyone begging for more. Vigorous plants start yielding early and bear right through the season. Tendency to split precludes shipping, making these an exclusively fresh-market treat. The taste can't be beat. 15-20 gm. fruits. High resistance to fusarium wilt and tobacco mosaic virus.

Black Cherry: Round, full-flavored cherry with distinctive purple-black color. One inch fruits with the juicy, meaty texture and sweet, rich flavor characteristic of all Russian black tomatoes. A striking addition to cherry tomato mixes. Very productive plants. Sweet and robust. Bred in Florida by the late Vince Sapp, the round, 15–20 gm. fruits are almost black in color. The flavor is dynamic — much like an heirloom. High yielding.

Brad's Atomic Grape: Elongated, large cherries in clusters. The color (and flavor!) is a full-blown assault on the senses—lavender and purple stripes, turning to technicolor olive-green, red, and brown/blue stripes when fully ripe. Really wild! Fruit holds well on the vine or off, making this amazing variety a good candidate for market growers. Olive green interior is blushed with red when dead-ripe. Crack-resistant fruit is extraordinarily sweet! Wispy foliage looks delicate but belies these plants’ rugged constitution and high productivity. This release from Wild Boar Farms won best in show at the 2017 National Heirloom Expo! These range some in size from a large grape to plum-sized. AMAZING!

Cherry Bomb: Late blight-resistant field cherry. Cherry Bomb is perfect for the organic grower who needs strong late blight protection. Vigorous plants produce high yields of uniform, vivid red fruits with ideal cherry size (15-20 gm.) for harvest and snacking. Classic cherry tomato flavor - firm, sweet, and well-balanced. Unique calyx makes an attractive display when left attached to fruit. High resistance to late blight.

Indigo Cherry Drop: Indigo Cherry Drops has the same striking, dark blue anthocyanin coloration and red flesh, but the plant habit is much improved; instead of the small semi-determinate growth habit of Indigo Rose, Indigo Cherry Drops is a vigorous indeterminate. Yield and flavor are much improved, with larger clusters of 1–2 oz. fruit.


Red Bell Pepper (Intruder): Intruder has an excellent disease package including intermediate resistance to Phytophthora. Fruits are large, blocky bells with thick walls. Plants are medium large with a good canopy to minimize sunscald. Well adapted to the Northeast but also grown in the Midwest. High resistance to bacterial leaf spot races 1-3, tomato etch virus, and tobacco mosaic virus; and intermediate resistance to Phytophthora root rot.

Yellow Bell Pepper (Flavorburst): Initial color is lime green, turning to yellow, and then to yellowish orange when ripe. Excellent, sweet flavor. Medium-large bells are mostly 3-lobed and slightly elongated.

Red Italian Fryers (Carmen): Early maturing fruit on medium-sized 20" plants can be harvested at green or allowed to ripen to a deep red. Unbelievably sweet and crisp flavor won the hearts of the All-America Selections committee in 2006, and growers have been dedicated to it ever since. Suitable for greenhouse or field production. From the breeders at Johnny’s Selected Seeds. A beautiful pepper of the Italian "bull's horn" (corno di toro) type from Johnny's plant breeders Janika Eckert and Rob Johnston. Carmen has a lovely, sweet taste for salads and roasting, especially when partially or fully red-ripe. Tapered fruits avg. 6" long x 2 1/2" wide, 5 oz. (142 gm), and ripen from green to deep carmine red. Maturity is early on an upright, medium-size plant. Suitable for outdoor or indoor production. AAS winner.

Yellow Italian Fryers (Escamillo): The perfect pair to the deep red of Carmen F1, Escamillo F1 draws its name from the French opera in which the gypsy Carmen falls in love with the bull fighter Escamillo. Prolific yields from vigorous, 22" plants that are slightly larger than Carmen F1. Good for eating raw, frying or sautéing. From the breeders at Johnny’s Selected Seeds.Bred by Johnny's, Escamillo has attractively shaped golden fruit with similar lobed shoulders and a flavor that rivals Carmen's. The name comes from the French opera in which the gypsy Carmen falls in love with the bull-fighter Escamillo. Soon after Carmen was introduced, we began developing this perfect, golden-yellow partner. Fruits are 6" long x 2-2 1/2" wide. AAS winner.

Jalapeno: Prolific yields of flavorful blunt fruits with distinctive jalapeño flavor. Small, moderately spicy fruits with thick walls are traditionally harvested dark green but can be allowed to ripen to red. A classic eaten fresh or pickled with Mexican dishes! Compact plants are sturdy and work well in containers.

Poblano: Large, high quality dark green chiles on productive plants. Thick-walled, medium-sized fruits are a glossy dark green, nearly black, maturing to a deep chocolate with mild heat. Plants have an upright habit with excellent leaf cover and concentrated fruit set; extremely high yielding. Delicious roasted, stuffed, battered and fried - try them stuffed with smoked gouda and grilled! From Vitalis Organic Seeds.

Shishito: Japanese shishito pepper for cooking or salads. Avg. 3 1/2-4" heavily wrinkled fruits are thin walled, mild (no heat) when green and slightly sweet when red. Popular in Japan where its thin walls make it particularly suitable for tempura. Also very good in stir fries or sautés. In Asia, fruits are always cooked green but they also may be used red. Thinly sliced, the red fruits are excellent in salads and coleslaw. Large, upright plants produce good yields over an extended harvest period. Small, mild Japanese pepper for roasting, pan-frying and grilling. Thin walls blister and char easily when roasted or grilled, taking on rich flavor that is delicious with coarse salt and lemon juice. Pepper lore has it that the occasional fruit will display heat. Typically harvested and used green, but eventually turns orange and red with sweeter flavor. Prolific!

Cherry Bomb: Named for its cherry-like shape, Red Hot Cherry Peppers produce medium-heat peppers with a slightly sweet taste. Peppers mature from green to red when they have developed their full flavor. Frequent harvesting through summer will improve the plant's yield.

Banana: Sweet banana for pickling or fresh eating. Long, thick-walled, smooth fruits are borne on large plants. Avg. 8-9" long, the fruits are mild when yellow and moderately sweet when they ripen red. Best for pickling due to their mild flavor, but also suitable for fresh market. Widely adapted. High resistance to bacterial leaf spot races 1-3.

Cayenne: This is a hot, hot pepper, an improvement over our Red Cayenne, which it replaces. Ring-O-Fire matures earlier and has a glossy sheen with a fire engine red color. Prolific and dependable plants produce loads of fruits great for eating fresh, dried or powdered.

Paprika: This beautiful pepper is perfect for drying and grinding into tasty paprika. The hardy, vigorous bushes produce high yields of uniform red peppers that start out creamy white, then ripen from orange to bright red when fully mature. The round fruit is thick-walled, sweet with a bit of warmth. These peppers make a sweet, but spicy addition to many dishes, or dry and grind to make your own paprika.

Pepperoncini: The Golden Greek is a high-yielding variety gives an abundance of sweet, yet tangy peppers. This variety is shorter than the Italian strain and ripen from green to yellow. These are a favorite for both pickling and processing.


Basil: Traditional Italian favorite used fresh, in vinegars and as the main ingredient for pesto. This very popular and heavy-yielding variety produces large aromatic leaves that delight the taste buds as well as the nose. Leaves are deep green and slightly cupped.

Purple Basil: Glossy deep purple leaves striking enough to be ornamental! Delicious in vinegars or as a garnish for your favorite meals. Strong flavor well-suited to cooking. Beautiful pale purple flowers with deep purple leaves and stems—ideal for adding to bouquets.

Thyme: Tiny aromatic leaves cover slender woody stalks ending in sweet white flowers. Makes a beautiful low-growing border along herb and flower beds, growing only 6-10" high. A versatile culinary staple.

Parsley: Huge leaves with great flavor. Dark green, flat leaves with strong stems. Use leaves for garnishes, salads, and cooking. For highest yields, provide ample water and fertility.

Cilantro: Bolt-resistant variety with uniform plants. Compared to Calypso, Cruiser has a tidier, more upright plant habit and similar, excellent bolt resistance. Large leaves and sturdy stems make it an ideal bunching variety for fresh market sales.

Dill: Most widely grown. Good seed and leaf yields. Early-flowering plants produce large blooms, seed umbels, and foliage on long stems, making Bouquet the preferred dill for cut flower use and pickling. Also an economical, fast-growing choice for baby leaf production. Edible seeds, flowers, and greens flavor many foods. Popular addition to sauces, salads, and soup. Foliage known as dill weed.

Chives: Medium to full-size leaves excellent for dressing up soups or as a garnish. Quick growing and a good choice for greenhouse growers or those who prefer a heavy chive. Great for freezing and drying. Similar to Staro. Can tolerate partial shade.

Email us at raleighshillsidefarm@gmail.com if you have questions about any other varieties!