Of course she loves to try new varieties, but Martha also has tried-and-true vegetables that she grows year after year at her farm in Bedford.
‘Imperial Star’ is a green artichoke that will yield in its first year grown from seed. It's the earliest producing annual artichoke and grows as a perennial in zones 7 and warmer.
‘Corvair’ has very dark green oval leaves and upright growth that makes it easy to harvest. It's a very adaptable spinach that can be grown for spring or fall crop.
‘Emperor’ is a long-stemmed spinach with dark green, semi savoy (that's crinkly) leaves.
‘Early Girl’ produces compact plants that mature rapidly and start to yield 4-6 ounce rich red fruit within a couple months of transplanting all the way through to frost. The tomatoes have a loose texture, and fine sweet flavor.
‘Sungold’ is a golden-orange cherry tomato with a great "tomatoey" flavor and is very sweet. It's a very productive plant, expect high yields.
‘Shogoin’ is a classic Japanese turnip variety that produces a globe-shaped white root and mild-tasting greens. It's a quick grower, the light green tops can be harvested in just 30 days.