Variety Advisor

Top Flower, Vegetable and Nursery picks by the Pro's


Suntory Flowers takes its breeding to the next level with Sun Parasol Mitebuster Red.   By Delilah Onofrey   Who doesn’t love Fort Lauderdale in January? The Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) is the perfect place to plant paradise and introduce new Sun Parasol Mandevillas! While our star introduction will be a red hot mite-resistant Read more about MITE-RESISTANT MANDEVILLA DEBUTS AT TPIE[…]

Peppers For The Patio: So Many Options!

By Jeannine Bogard   Extensively trialed in Gilroy, California, Syngenta peppers readily adapt to containers  as small as 10″. Compared to in-ground plantings, our pepper varieties maintain fruit size, flavor, and yield potential in containers. To avoid water stress and tipping over from high fruit load, the ideal patio pot size is 12″-14″. Cages are highly recommended Read more about Peppers For The Patio: So Many Options![…]

Set Yourself Apart With Sun Parasol

Liven up your tropical assortment with unique mandevilla varieties that sizzle all summer!   By Delilah Onofrey   From the Mediterranean to the Swiss Alps, sunny Florida to cool Canada, Suntory’s Sun Parasol mandevillas captivate gardeners all over the world and have become the most fashionable plant for patios, balconies and hanging baskets. No longer Read more about Set Yourself Apart With Sun Parasol[…]

Unique and Flavorful Market and Garden Vegetables

            Unique and flavorful vegetable varieties win coveted All America Selection awards and earn the attention of those who enjoy the nations increased flavor euphoria, our country’s changing tastes and demand for well-crafted vegetable varieties is on the rise. Check out Seeds by Design’s new 2017 AAS winners. Breeding work Read more about Unique and Flavorful Market and Garden Vegetables[…]

Prime performing fall vegetables for farm market produce growers

For me, seasons pass too quickly. In mid-December, it always feels like the growing season is a long time off and the short days and long nights seem endless. Once winter breaks, the action picks up fast and there are no dull moments. Suddenly, here we are at the first of July. Spring planting is Read more about Prime performing fall vegetables for farm market produce growers[…]