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
Sweet Charlie- Currently Picking
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- Almost ready
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- Currently picking
Early producing berry. First year that we are growing. Touted as higher producing that Sweet Charlie and just as sweet.
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 early June through Fall-
HEIRLOOM- Done for Season 2020
Black Krim- Late May 2021
First two rows. 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.
San Marzano-Early June
Coveted for their firm pulp, deep red color, easy to remove skin and low seed count. Perfect for cooking, sauces, salads.
Orange. Great texture. Meaty with tangy flavor with very few seeds. Perfect for salads, sandwiches or just eating.
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’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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrity vines bear clusters of medium-large tomatoes that are prized for their flavor. This is a great, all-round, dependable choice for your “basic” tomato needs — sandwiches, slicing, snacks, and bruschetta. Large, meaty fruit with exceptional flavor.
Big Boy -
The name, Big Boy, is easy to remember and so is the flavor. This is a big, sandwich-type slicer with smooth, bright red fruit and a flavor that everybody likes.
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.
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.
Summer to Fall
Zucchini- Done for season
Regular ole Zucchini
Squash- Done for season
Primarily summer squash
Peppers- Done for season
Rows 11- 12 are Jalapeno. Rows 1 (back) and 26 (front) Bell peppers. Rows 12 (front), 13 (front) and 26 - banana peppers
Cucumbers- Done for season
A few different varieties: Diva, pickling, slicing.
Green Beans- Done for season
Good ole bush green beans.
Late May through late July
Early June through mid-July