Burpee's Amazing New Varieties for 2014
Burpee introduces ‘SteakHouse’ Hybrid Tomato
|WARMINSTER, Penn. (Dec. 04, 2013) – Each December,
millions of Americans eagerly anticipate a one-of-a-kind treat: the arrival of their annual
Burpee Catalog. After the commercial overload of the holidays, the hefty catalog’s colorful
pages offer natural inspiration for the New Year — an innovative array of vegetables, fruits,
and flowers to enrich the lives of gardeners across the US.
For 2014, the giant ‘SteakHouse’
Hybrid Tomato headlines the bumper crop of new varieties. The biggest tomato ever bred, it
tips the scales at up to three pounds, brimming with true heirloom tmato flavor and
head-spinning fragrance. heritage brand, Burpee has seen the popularity of tomatoes climb
steadily for the past 65 years to become the number one vegetable grown, outselling all winter
and summer squashes, and sweet and hot peppers combined. Burpee’s introduction of the
‘Big Boy’ tomato in 1948 was at the forefront of the trend that turned tomato-growing into one
of America’s most popular garden activities.
To experience the full array of Burpee’s new varieties for 2014, visit: http://www.burpee.com/new-for-2014/ . They include:
|True to its roots as the first catalog in the world
to offer yellow seed corn, Burpee offers gardeners the chance to enjoy the first-ever sweet
corn bred for container growing. Burpee’s exclusive ‘On Deck’
Hybrid Corn , a tasty bicolor variety, is perfectly sized—4-5' tall—to spend the summer on
a deck, patio, or terrace, adding vertical interest as well as producing two to three, 7-8 inch
long ears per stalk. The corn is ready to harvest in about two months.
“We are excited to share the innovations within our 2014 catalog,” says Ball. “Burpee prides itself in providing Americans with a timeless gift every year: the chance to put a seed or plant in the soil, and watch it grow into something magnificent. We encourage gardeners of all ages to embrace the opportunity to get gardening – whether in a garden or a container – and see what they can do!”
A true heritage brand, The Burpee Company was founded in Philadelphia in 1876 by W. Atlee Burpee, an 18 year-old with a passion for plants and animals, and a mother willing to lend him $1000 dollars of "seed money" to get him started in business. Within 25 years he had developed the largest, most innovative seed company in America. By 1915 Burpee was mailing a million catalogs a year to America's gardeners. Today, Burpee is still a family seed company and still in the Philadelphia area. Owned and operated by George Ball Jr., Burpee’s seeds and plants are available and guaranteed - for all growing zones and for all seasons. Its highly recognizable catalog is now available in print and online. For more information, gardening techniques, recipes, gift cards and more, visit www.burpee.com or call: 1 (800) 888-1447.