These Are The Recommended Winter Vegetables for Our Area
- Swiss Chard
- If your soil is too difficult to work with consider building a planter box. At Payless, we stock cement Four Square garden blocks. They are simple and durable. No drilling or sawing necessary. These blocks will not rot like wood, creating a planter that will last year after year.
With the exception of onions, root vegetables are best grown by seeds and are easy to grow.
Tomatoes in San Jose
Better Boy: Globed shaped tomato up to 1 lb. Higher yielding tomato plant. Indeterminate.
Big Beef: Indeterminate tomato. Disease tolerant and matures early.
Black Cherry: Heirloom. Produces high yields of black cherry tomatoes. Indeterminate.
Black Krim: Heirloom. Yields 3-4 inch beefstake tomatoes. Indeterminate.
Brandywine: Heirloom. Grows 1 1/2 pound tomatoes. Vigorous tomato plant. Indeterminate.
Bulls Heart: Heirloom. Produces 2 lb tomatoes and provides good yields. Very sweet and flavorful. Indeterminate.
Cherokee Purple: Heirloom. Flavorful flesh rangers from purple to brown or to green. 72-90 days to maturity. Grows 10-12 oz tomatoes. Indeterminate.
Early Girl: Strong vine. Gets 4-6 oz fruits very early. Indeterminate.
Green Zebra: Heirloom. Produces good yields of 3 oz tomatoes. Stay green when it matures. Determinate.
Grape: Oblong 1 oz fruit. Sweet flavor. Determinate.
Jubilee: Meaty, golden orange fruit of medium size. Indeterminate.
Mortgage Lifter: Heirloom. 1 to 2 lb beefsteak tomatoes. Sweet rich flavor. Indeterminate.
Napa Grape: Higher sugar content than any other grape tomato. 65 days to mature. Indeterminate.
Nebraska Wedding: Heirloom. Produces 1 lb tomatoes. Very juicy. Determinate.
Persimmon: Heirloom. Large 1 lb fruits. Performs well in short season areas. Indeterminate.
Roma: Strong vine with 2-3 oz fruits. Meaty tomatoes that are good quality. Determinate.
San Marzano: Heirloom. Larger fruit than Roma. Measures 3.5-4 inches in length. Indeterminate.
Snow White: Ripen to pale yellow and are sweet. Indeterminate.
Sun Gold: Heavy crops of crispy and sweet tomatoes. Indeterminate.
Super Fantastic: High yields of 10 oz meaty fruits. Indeterminate.
Sweet Treat: 1 oz fruits that grow in clusters of 12 to 15. Indeterminate.
Yellow Pear: Heirloom. Sweet fruits about 7 oz. Indeterminate.
Lemon Boy: Produces medium sized 7 oz fruits. Indeterminate.
San Francisco Fog: Produces clusters of 2-3″ fruits. Indeterminate.
Sun Sugar: Fruits are golden yellow and weigh about 1/2 oz. Indeterminate.
Sweet 100: Sweet red tomatoes grown in clusters. Indeterminate.