I got this email from FedCo today. I already have the Goldini II and posted about it. I might have to try the others. I have been wanting to learn to how to cook with dry beans and corn.
Seeds Bred for Resilience
Six stellar seed varieties from Oregon plant-breeder and author Carol Deppe have just arrived in our warehouse and are available for order!
A molecular geneticist who started her academic career—bolstered by the Equal Opportunity Act—as a rare woman in the field, Carol Deppe found herself reading organic farming and gardening magazines in a windowless room and saw an opportunity for change. She left academia and for 40 years has been dedicated to breeding plants for organic systems.
Trying to think 1,000 years ahead, Carol’s genius is in breeding for resilience to catastrophic weather disaster. Her varieties are as delicious as they are rugged! We are thrilled to partner with Carol to get her seeds and books into circulation. We plan to introduce more of her varieties in future catalogs. Stay tuned!
Cascade Ruby-Gold Flint Corn - Organic
An early productive gorgeous flint corn with cobs that dry down quickly. Excellent for cornbread, johnny cakes and polenta. Does well in cool summers; good husk coverage protects against birds and earworms.
Goldini II Golden Zucchini - Organic
Shiny ridged gold zucchini is fast growing and super prolific. See article below for details.
Brown Resilient Dry Bean - Organic
An early dry bean with rich meaty flavor that can hold its own in a dish. Bred for high yields under difficult growing conditions, particularly cold springs and cool summer nights.
Fast Lady Northern Southern Pea Dry Bean
Carol Deppe selected this small white cowpea, or Southern pea, to mature quickly in cool summers. Easy-to-pick, easy-to-shell 7–8" yellow pods. Beautiful yellow flowers attract pollinators.
Gaucho Dry Bean - Organic
Compact bush form, Gaucho has high yield potential—20 lb per 100 row feet in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, which gets suboptimal sun in spring and cold nights through summer.
White Candle Gaucho Dry Bean - Organic
Milder flavor and the same high yields as Gaucho, its sister variety. You can plant the two beans in the same row since crossing between sister varieties isn’t a big deal—this makes saving bean seed even easier!
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Goldini II - A Culinary Delight
Uniform ridged Goldini II Zucchini offers triple culinary delights: delicious raw, delectable cooked, or downright tasty when dried. Fruits reach full flavor for eating raw or cooked at about 1-lb size. While most zucchinis become bland when dried, Goldini II develops a wonderful flavor distinct from the raw or cooked squash. Prime size for drying is 0.8 lb to 3 lb. The dried squash slices or powder are perfect for winter soups and stews.
Dry slices in a dehydrator at 95˚, in an oven set to low, or on racks in the sun.
Slice 3/8" thick for pieces that will take about 45 minutes to reconstitute in boiling water or in a soup or stew. Slice 1/8" thick for vegetable chips to use as dippers. Slice in a food processor for very thin pieces that reconstitute in about 5 minutes. You can grind the dried slices in a coffee grinder for a powder that makes a good base for quick soups. For larger squash with more mature seeds, halve and remove seeds before slicing and drying. Store dry squash in air-tight containers. See Carol Deppe’s The Resilient Gardener for complete information on making and using dry zucchini slices as a long-storing staple.
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