Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Monograph
Publication Acceptance Date: February 6, 2013
Publication Date: February 28, 2013
Citation: Wehner, T.C., Mou, B. 2013. Vegetable cultivar descriptions for North America, List 27. HortScience. 48:245-286.
This list of the North American vegetable cultivars was developed using the database of cultivars registered with the American Seed Trade Association, as well as published descriptions from scientific journals, seed catalogs, and websites of seed companies. 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, with cultivars listed alphabetically within each of those. The information about each cultivar is presented in a standard format that 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. The list provides a useful reference for vegetable breeders, seedsmen, researchers, producers, growers, and the public.