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Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America

Lists 1-26 Combined

Edited by Todd C. Wehner

Department of Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7609
todd_wehner@ncsu.edu

This list of the North American vegetable cultivars is a compilation of the previous vegetable cultivar lists that were published in the Proceedings of the American Society for Horticultural Science and in HortScience. The original lists published in the journals were developed using the database of cultivars registered with the American Seed Trade Association, as well as published descriptions from scientific journals and seed catalogs. Assistant editors responsible for each crop were instructed to obtain as much information as possible about the cultivars available to North American growers. The crop species are listed alphabetically, and cultivars are listed alphabetically within each of those.

Note: we do not have seeds to sell or to sample out; this is a list of cultivar descriptions that are or were sold by seed companies and public institutions.

Instructions for sending new cultivar descriptions

This list is identical to the published lists except that errors have been corrected, duplicate cultivar names have been removed, and the descriptions have been put into a standard format. The standard format includes the cultivar name, experimental designation, breeder, vendor, parentage, plant characteristics, disease and other resistances, similar cultivars, areas of adaptation, plant variety protection information, reference information, and year of release. In many cases, complete information was not available for the cultivars included in the list.

Crop listings: amaranth-vegetable (tampala), asparagus, bean-dry, bean-green, bean-Lima, bean-mung, beet, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cabbage-Chinese, carrot, cauliflower, celery, chickpea (garbanzo), collard, corn salad, cucumber, cucumber-Armenian, eggplant, endive, endive-Belgian (Witloof chicory), escarole, gourd-benincasa, gourd-cucurbita, gourd-lagenaria, gourd-luffa ridge, gourd-luffa sponge, gourd-momordica, gourd-sechium, herbs-basil, herbs-fennel, herbs-parsley, kale, leek, lettuce, melon, mustard, okra, onion, parsnip, pea-green, pepper, popcorn, potato, pumpkin, radish, radish-daikon, rhubarb, rutabega, shallot, southernpea (cowpea), soybean, spinach, squash, sweetcorn, sweetpotato, Swiss chard, tampala (amaranth), tomato, turnip, watermelon.

Crop Cultivar Lists (editors; number of cultivars; bold lists are in 2 files)

Previous Vegetable Cultivar Lists:

  1. Anonymous. 1954. New vegetable varieties list I. Proc. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 63: 503-525.
  2. Anonymous. 1955. New vegetable varieties list II. Proc. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 65: 493-511.
  3. Anonymous. 1956. New vegetable varieties list III. Proc. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 67: 587-609.
  4. Anonymous. 1957. New vegetable varieties list IV. Proc. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 69: 574-587.
  5. Anonymous. 1958. New vegetable varieties list V. Proc. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 71: 591-600.
  6. Anonymous. 1960. New vegetable varieties list VI. Proc. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 75: 842-850.
  7. Anonymous. 1961. New vegetable varieties list VII. Proc. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 77: 648-653.
  8. Anonymous. 1963. New vegetable varieties list VIII. Proc. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 82: 652-660.
  9. Anonymous. 1964. New vegetable varieties list IX. Proc. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 84: 665-673.
  10. Minges, P. A. 1965. New vegetable varieties list X and XI. Proc. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 86: 824-845.
  11. Minges, P. A. 1966. New vegetable varieties list XII. Proc. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 88: 718-726.
  12. Minges, P. A. 1966. New vegetable varieties list XIII. Proc. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 88: 727-732.
  13. Minges, P. A. 1967. New vegetable varieties list XIV. Proc. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 90: 567-569.
  14. Minges, P. A. 1968. New vegetable varieties list XV. Proc. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 92: 823-840.
  15. Barnes, W. C. 1969. New vegetable varieties list XVI. HortScience 4: 65-69.
  16. Barnes, W. C. 1970. New vegetable varieties list XVII. HortScience 5: 146-149.
  17. Barnes, W. C. 1971. New vegetable varieties list XVIII. HortScience 6: 124-127.
  18. Lower, R. L. 1973. New vegetable varieties list XIX. HortScience 8: 465-470.
  19. Lower, R. L. 1975. New vegetable varieties list XX. HortScience 10: 467-470.
  20. Tigchelaar, E. C. 1980. New vegetable cultivar list XXI. HortScience 15: 565-578.
  21. Tigchelaar, E. C. 1986. New vegetable cultivar list 22. HortScience 21: 195-212.
  22. Tigchelaar, E. C. 1991. New vegetable cultivar list 23. HortScience 26: 343-357.
  23. Wehner, T. C. 1999. Vegetable cultivar descriptions for North America, list 24, 1999. HortScience 34: 763-806.
  24. Wehner, T. C. 1999. Vegetable cultivar descriptions for North America, list 25, 1999. HortScience 34: 957-1012.
  25. Wehner, T. C. 2002. Vegetable cultivar descriptions for North America, list 26, 2002. HortScience 37: 15-78.


Individuals knowing of new cultivars to add to the list, or corrections to be made in the published lists are encouraged to contact TCW. The assistance of Robert Falasca and Shannon Woods (American Seed Trade Association), and Julia Jenkins (North Carolina State University) is gratefully acknowledged.
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