Red Cherry Marigold

Name: Tagetes patula

A commonly grown, non-invasive french variety. Originally a sacred flower of the Aztecs.

Beneficial in the garden?

You bet. The roots repel nematodes and the flowers can act as a decoy or, strawman for Japanese beetles to protect your other crops.

… marigolds are best known for their ability to suppress plant-parasitic nematodes. Marigold roots release the chemical alpha-terthienyl, one of the most toxic naturally occurring compounds found to date (Gommers and Bakker, 1988). 1

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1 edis.ifas.ufl.edu

Jaloro Pepper

SHU: 25,000 – 50,000 estimated

A neat capsicum annuum and the first yellow variety of the most popular spicy pepper, the Jalapeno. These little bros were first released in 1992 by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. They are well known for being resistant to 6 different types of viruses.1

  • Tobacco etch virus (TEV)
  • Potato virus Y (PVY)
  • Pepper mottle virus (PeMV)
  • Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)
  • Tobacco ringspot virus (TRSV)
  • Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV)

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