Edited by Dr. Todd C. Wehner
Department of Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7609
Phone: 919-741-8929; Fax: 919-515-2505
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.
Individuals knowing of new cultivars to add to the list, or corrections to be made in the published lists are encouraged to contact Dr. Todd C. Wehner.
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. Previously published Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions.
Created by T.C. Wehner and C. Barrett, 5 September, 1996. Site redesign and database creation by Tim Rhodus, June, 2011