2010 Trials

The best varieties of 2010 from the Organic Gardening test gardens

By Doug Hall

Photography by Christa Neu


‘Yellow Honey’ melon
Source: Fedco Seeds

Yellow Honey<br />
(photo courtesy of Leslie Doyle)

A hybrid honeydew, ‘Yellow Honey’ is sweetest at the height of summer. The wonderfully aromatic flesh is crisp and pale green.

“Sweet and juicy and HUGE. Most of these grew between 13 and 15 pounds. One is enough for a party. Shortcomings: very long vines. Lock your doors at night.” —Leslie Doyle, Las Vegas, Nevada


‘Midnight Lightning’ zucchini
Source: High Mowing Seeds

midnight lightning
(photo coutesy of High Mowing Seeds)

One space-saving hill of ‘Midnight Lightning’ yielded two or three perfectly formed fruits a week, all summer long.

“Dark green, very slender zucchinis were popular for their traditional appearance and flavor.” —Bill Nunes, Gustine, California