SEASONAL PRODUCE

While we offer a range of seasonal produce, our top crops are strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and tomatoes. Here you can explore what we grow throughout the year!

STRAWBERRIES

In season late March through late May
Sweet Charlie- Done for Season
A favorite of the customers at the Ivy Place. Earliest producing variety. Very sweet. They are firm, can tolerate gentle shipping over short distances, and have deep red mature strawberries.
Camerosa- Done for season
Variety that Ivy Place has planted the most of...entire upper field and half of lower field. Beautiful and very good tasting berry. Firm wedge-shaped fruit that has deep red color, intense vibrant flavor with a balance of acid and sweetness.
Rocco- Done for Season
Early producing berry. First year that we are growing. Touted as higher producing that Sweet Charlie and just as sweet.
Ruby June- Done for Season
Variety that we are trying out for the second year. June has the darkest exterior and interior color of any of Lassen Canyon’s varieties. The fruit is great for recipes calling for strawberries.

TOMATOES

In season early June through Fall-

HEIRLOOM- Ready for 2021

San Marzano-Picking now
Cooking. Coveted for their firm pulp, deep red color, easy to remove skin and low seed count. Perfect for cooking, sauces, salads.
Valencia - Picking now
Slicer. Orange. Great texture. Meaty with tangy flavor with very few seeds. Perfect for salads, sandwiches or just eating.
Black Krim- Picking now
Slicer Dark red-purple fruit, rich sweet flavor. One of the best. It always places high in tomato taste trials. It's very juicy. An heirloom from Russia with very unique looking, large fruit. It's popular at many markets on the West Coast; also a favorite of many fine chefs.
German Johnson- Picking now
Slicer Large, deep pink, flavorful, and nearly crack-free – German Johnson Tomatoes are the pride of Virginia and North Carolina where they originated. Thought to be one of the four parent lines of "Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter," German Johnson Tomatoes produce large, meaty fruit. Perfect for salads, sandwiches or just eating.
Brandywine- Early July
Canning/slicer Brandywine’s are the most-favored table tomato of all time. They are sweet, large, and pleasing to taste, though not always perfect-looking. They do not have a long shelf life, however, so canning, pickling, saucing, and drying are also recommended. Dried Brandywines retain a sweet flavor and can be sliced into large, pretty cuts for aesthetic appeal as well.
Cherokee Purple- Early July
Slicer Cherokee Purple Tomatoes win popularity contests for its intense depth of flavor as well as its unusual red/deep purple color. Beefsteak in style with green shoulders, they boast a dense, juicy texture with just the right amount of sweetness. Perfect for salads, sandwiches or just eating.
Rutgers- Early July
Canning or slicer An exquisite tasting tomato, the “Rutgers VF” is an open-pollinated variety that was originally created by the Campbell’s Soup Company in the 1920’s and then perfected and improved by Rutgers University a few decades later. Disease-resistant, Heirloom Rutgers VF is arguably the finest canning tomato.

HYBRID

Early Girl- Picking now
When gardeners talk about the “first” tomatoes, Early Girl is always there. This may be the most all-round popular hybrid to satisfy that itch for the first fresh tomato of the season. Use them for slicing on a place, into a salad, or on a sandwich.
Sungold- Picking now
Sungold cherry tomatoes are small, round fruits, averaging two centimeters in diameter, that grow in clusters of 10 to 20 fruits. Yellow. The bite-sized tomatoes have thin, taut, smooth, and glossy skin, ripening from green, gold, to dark orange when mature. Sungold cherry tomatoes have a crisp, tender, and juicy, popping consistency with an exceptionally sweet, fruity flavor mixed with savory, tropical undertones.
Cherry Bomb- Picking now
Classic cherry tomato flavor - firm, sweet, and well-balanced. Unique calyx makes an attractive display when left attached to fruit. Perfect for snacking or salads.
Juliet- Picking now
Also known as mini-Romas because of their shape, Juliets are technically a cross between a cherry and plum tomato. Juliets carry some sweetness, though not as much as Sungolds. Juliets can stand up to strong flavors, making them ideal for maximalist tomato salads. Or sliced in half and slow-roasted, they are the perfect tomato for roasted tomato pesto. Or make chopped guacamole.
Better Boy- Limited picking
This is a great choice that bears sizable fruits on a very compact plants. Especially strong, bushy plants bear truly tasty, medium-sized tomatoes great for sandwiches and slicing.
Celebration- Mid July
Does the name sound familiar? It's because this tomato plant boasts all the great traits of the old favorite, Celebrity, but performs even better. Each attractive fruit comes in at 8 oz, with a crack-free, bright red exterior that resists both drought and disease. It's deeply flavorful.
Roma- Early July
The trademark tomato for making sauces, pastes, and soups, although they do well in both cooked and raw preparations. They can be slow roasted, dried, stuffed and baked, and their meaty flesh also makes them great for fresh chopped salads and salsas, or adding into an omelet.

VEGETABLES

Summer to Fall
Zucchini- (reward)- Currently picking
Regular ole Zucchini
Squash- Currently picking
summer squash
Peppers- Currently picking
Sweet Banana Cayenne Pepper Habanero Jalapeño Bell Pepper (California Wonder)
Cucumbers- Currently picking
Diva Slicing Cucumbers. Harvest 5-7 in. cukes that are deliciously sweet and great for slicing or pickling. Its burpless, bitter-free, seedless fruit
Green Beans- Currently picking
Good ole bush green beans.
Potatoes- All gone
Little red, Little white and larger white varieties.

BLUEBERRIES

Late May through late July. Very limited due to cold damage in 2021
O'Neal- Early Season
Southern Highbush-Early season The O'Neal produces dark blue berries that taste more like candy than fruit. With high-sugar content, you'll want to eat these yummy berries right as soon as you pick them. Rows- 14,15,16 ,26
Titan- Early Season
Rabbit eye. Early Season Titan berry color and flavor are excellent, with a very good shelf life. Berries are very large, many are the size of a quarter, which is larger than any rabbiteye released to date. Fruit are also very firm, and hang well on the plant when ripe. The ability to hang well allows for even greater berry sizes to be achieved as berry size continues to increase after fruit turn blue. Rows 28-29
Misty- Early Season
Southern Highbush- Early Season Medium large, sweet, spicy flavored berries. Row 27
Climax- Early Season
High bush. Early Season. Berries are small to medium size with good color, flavor and small dry scars. Fruit firmness is excellent. Rows 2,3, 21,22
Becky Blue
Rabbiteye- Early to Mid Season Beckyblue is an early ripening berry with medium to large berries that are light blue and sweet tasting. Row 19
Powder Blue- Mid Season
Rabbit eye. Mid season. Berries are medium size with a very light blue color, small dry stem scars, and average firmness and flavor. Fruit are less susceptible to cracking and hangs on the bush better than Tiftblue. Row 5
Premier- Early Season
Rabbiteye- Early Season Berries are medium to large size with good color, stem scar and flavor. Rows 4, 10, 11,12,13
Tift Blue- Mid Season
Rabbit eye. Mid Season. Fruit size is small to medium with good color, picking scar, firmness and flavor. Berries are very tart until fully ripe, and tent to cling to the plant until fully ripe. Rows (First 1/2 row and Row 1)
Legacy- Mid Season
This Southern Highbush variety is known for the sweetness and excellent taste of its large berries. Rows 6,7,8,9 + 23,24,25

BLACKBERRIES

Late June through mid-July. Limited due to cold damage
Von- Late Season
‘Von’ is the first erect thornless floricane-fruiting blackberry to be released from the NC State University caneberry breeding program. ‘Von’ produces fruit in the late season, with average date of harvest commencing in the third week of June, peaking in the second week of July and ending the first week of August. Row 12
Caddo- Early Season
A high-flavor blackberry, from the fruit breeding program at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the Division of Agriculture. “It has very good fruit flavor and large berries.”Caddo has very noteworthy and desirable aromatics that enhance its flavor.” Row 13-14, 16
Osage
A 2012 erect thornless blackberry released by the University of Arkansas. The fruit is medium-sized and has good post-harvest handling and packs well in smaller clamshells. Ripens between Natchez and Ouachita and is a good complement to Ouachita. Yields are consistently good and comparable to Ouachita. Lower acid content offers a consistently good taste. Rows- 3 to 9
Ouachita
Ouachita (300-500 ch) is a 2003 erect thornless blackberry released by the University of Arkansas. The fruit is large and has good fruit storage and handling qualities. Fruit ripens with Kiowa and extends for about five weeks. Research trials indicate that yields are comparable to Apache. Ouachita is resistant to rosette disease. Row 1, 11
Natchez - Early Season
Natchez (500 ch) is a semierect thornless blackberry released from the University of Arkansas. The fruit is elongated and slightly blocky with excellent flavor. It is an early ripening variety with high yields and good post-harvest handling potential. Natchez has strong disease resistance and it is recommended to grow it on a trellis. Row 10
Sweetie Pie- Mid Season
Sweetie Pie is sweeter than any other thornless blackberry – 10-12% sugar! Excellent to outstanding flavor in a juicy, glossy black, medium sized berry make Sweetie Pie Row 15
Ponca- Early
Ponca is the sweetest cultivar from the Arkansas program. Soluble solids has exceeded 13% in some harvests and consistently exceeds 10%. Sweet flavor has been retained in rainy conditions also and has been consistent from harvest to harvest. Berries have reduced acidity, consistently below 1% titratable acidity. Ponca has very attractive aromatic components which round out its sweet flavor. Rows 17 to 20

Cut Flowers

In Season Mid May to Fall
False Queen Anne's Lace - Ammi- White Dill- Cutting Now
Abundant lacy white flower heads measuring 5-6″ across make White Dill a staple for flower bouquets and arrangements. Also knowns as false Queen Anne's lace, lace flower, bishop's weed, false bishop's weed, and large bullwort. Let rest in a cool dark place overnight in water. They will last longer.
False Queen Anne's Lace - Ammi- Black Knight- cutting now
Ammi Black Knight, also known as False Queen Anne's Lace is prized for its smokey mauve lacy umbel flowers by floral artists and cottage gardeners alike. 48" inch plants produce sturdy stems with fine, feathery, fern-like foliage topped with 2" to 3" inch blooms that are a concentrated collection of thousands of micro flowers in the shape of an umbrella.
Zinnia- cutting now
Great cut flower.
Black Eye Susan- Prairie Sun Rubekkia- Cutting now
This robust rudbeckia has distinctive blooms. The light green central cone blends beautifully with the golden-yellow petals, which are tipped primrose yellow. The 5-inch blooms on branching plants that mature at about 3 feet tall make a strong statement in any full-sun garden. Easy to grow and maintain, Prairie Sun is a memorable plant in any perennial, annual or cut flower garden. Flower stems are sufficiently long for quality cut flowers.
Sunflowers- Cutting now
Great cut flower. Everybody knows.
Phlox- Art Shades- Cutting now
Flowers are a similar mix of colors. Also known as annual phlox. Height 20-26". An easy to grow annual, Phlox supplies an array of colors in a delicate bloom. Growing wild across much of the Southeastern US, it is a popular choice for Native Wildflower enthusiasts. Blooming in summer and fall, Phlox is a versatile and adaptable seed that thrives in most conditions.
Pow Wow Coneflower- Cutting now
Coneflowers are popular perennials with good reason. They are heat and drought resistant, easy to grow, bloom for months, make great cut flowers, and attract birds and pollinators.
Strawflower- Cutting now
Tall, well-branched plants. Sultane Mix includes varying hues of pink, orange, purple, red, salmon, yellow, and white. Use for fresh-cut or dried flowers
Bee Balm- Monarda
Panorama Mix bee balm produces tousled whorls of semi-double flowers in intense shades of pink, salmon, red, scarlet and crimson. Butterflies and hummingbirds find the flowers irresistible. Bee balm is an excellent cut flower.
Yarrow- Colorado Mix- Cutting now
Plants are upright and sturdy, and bloom starts for us in early summer, persists into September. Lacy foliage of a cool green sets off this long-running display that can carry a border through the summer on its own. Also a fine match with Malva, Alcea, and a wide range of Daisies. A superb cut or dried flower and very hardy.
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