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!
In season late March through late May
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.
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.
First year that we are growing. ‘Fronteras’ is a short-day (June bearing) cultivar similar to ‘Camarosa’ , but with greater productivity, higher quality fruit, and earlier production; it is similar to ‘Ventana’ (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 13,469) and ‘Benicia’ (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 22,542), but with somewhat later production, a larger plant, superior fruit and quality, and better-flavored fruit.
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.
In season now!!!-
HEIRLOOM- Picking now
San Marzano- Ready now
Cooking. Coveted for their firm pulp, deep red color, easy to remove skin and low seed count. Perfect for cooking, sauces, salads.
Valencia - Ready now
Slicer. Orange. Great texture. Meaty with tangy flavor with very few seeds. Perfect for salads, sandwiches or just eating.
Black Krim- Ready 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- Ready 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- Mid 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.
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.
Damsel- Picking now
View full-size image Damsel Specialty Tomatoes Damsel Specialty Tomatoes Damsel Specialty Tomatoes Late blight resistance and excellent flavor. Damsel produces avg. 8-12 oz., globe-shaped fruits with beautiful, pink skin. Shares flavor qualities (sweet, rich, and tangy) with traditional pink heirlooms, such as Brandywine and Pruden's Purple
Grand Marshal- Picking now
Attractive, large to extra large, 10 to 14 ounce beefsteak-type fruits are firm, smooth shouldered, deep oblate shaped and grow in clusters of 2 or 3. Mild flavored fruits have the perfect balance of acid to sugar ratio
Marnero- Picking now
They are deep red in color with hints of purple, and they can range from 7 to 10 ounces in weight. Their flesh is very soft, giving them an heirloom-like texture, though they are slightly smaller and more evenly shaped than most heirlooms. Marnero also has excellent heirloom-quality flavor described as a "dead ringer" for the popular heirloom, Cherokee purple tomato, with a good balance of sweetness and acidity and a complex aroma.
Better Boy- Mid July
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.
Roma- Mid 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.
A gorgeous dusky purple beefsteak with rich, complex flavor, this hybrid is a cross between two heirloom taste-test winners, Cherokee Purple and Carbon. Makes one of the most delicious tomato sandwiches you’ll ever taste!
Summer to Fall
Zucchini- Almost done
Regular ole Zucchini
Squash- Almost done
Cucumbers- Almost done
Green Beans- Almost done
Good ole bush green beans.
Little red, Little white and larger white varieties.
Late May through late July.
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
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
Late June through mid-July.
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
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 (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 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
In Season Mid May to Fall
False Queen Anne's Lace - Ammi- Currently picking
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.
Zinnia- End of May
Great cut flower.
Sunflowers- End of May
Great cut flower. Everybody knows.
Phlox- Art Shades- Currently picking
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- Currently picking
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.
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.
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.