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North Dakota Home Garden Variety Trials

To identify the best varieties for gardeners, it makes sense to test them in gardens.

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The Results for 2019 are In!

Results for 2019


A team of gardeners in the Northern Great Plains evaluated promising vegetable and flower varieties at 220 gardens in 2019. The volunteer gardeners evaluated each variety for germination, plant health, earliness, yield and food/ornamental qualities.

The full report includes detailed data and comments from every trial conducted at every site. Our report for 2019 is 169 pages in length.

The summary includes mean performance ratings, recommendation percentages, varietal preference percentages, and trial conclusions. Our summary for 2019 is 12 pages in length. 

This research is used to publish our list of recommended vegetable cultivars for gardeners in North Dakota.  

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Kalb, Department of Plant Sciences.

 

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