Even though the 2012 gardening season is still months away, Warminster's Burpee Garden Company has unveiled what's new and hot for the upcoming gardening season on its website.
Besides purchasing vegetables, flowers and garden-growing products online at Burpee.com, consumers can now access the company's annual catalog online. Consumers can see the catalog online weeks before the print edition is delivered to the mailbox, according to the company.
The company, which operates a facility on Park Avenue in Warminster and Fordhook Farm in Doylestown, has released a a summary of some of the exciting new products that are featured in the catalog.
Burpee's BOOST Collection
Burpee's lead vegetable product expert, Chelsey Fields, says that health-conscious consumers will love Burpee's BOOST Collection, which she calls a tasty source of antioxidants. Each of the six vegetables in the collection was hand-selected for its nutrient content. Available as seeds or plants, Burpee's BOOST Collection includes the 'Cherry Punch' Hybrid Tomato, 'Power Pops' Hybrid Tomato, 'Solar Power' Hybrid Tomato, 'Sweet Heat' Hybrid Pepper, 'Gold Standard' Hybrid Cucumber and 'Healing Hands' Lettuce Salad Mix. ('Gold Standard' and 'Healing Hands' are available as seeds only.)
'Big Daddy' Hybrid Tomato
Bred from one of the greatest tomatoes of all time, 'Big Boy,' Burpee's new 'Big Daddy' Hybrid, delivers impeccable red, round, meaty fruits with enhanced disease resistance and garden performance. 'Big Daddy' flourishes on indeterminate vines. According to Mr. Ball, "it's a terrific slicer."
'First Yellow' Geranium
'First Yellow' is the one and only yellow geranium available in the U.S. marketplace, making it likely to be a customer favorite thanks to its enchantingly original yellow hue. "It's a major breakthrough in breeding," says Venelin Dimitrov, Burpee's lead expert in ornamental annuals.
'Warm Summer' Echinacea
Grace Romero, Burpee's head horticulturist, calls 'Warm Summer' Echinacea a "remarkable introduction," noting the echinacea's vibrant orange, yellow, wine red, rose and purple blooms. It's a true garden show-stopper in zones 4-9, and it's also a first-year flowering perennial.