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Variety Name List: Just for Fun

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:16 pm
by stella1751
I was goofing around and ran across the Federal Seed Act, which sets forth truth-in-labeling restrictions on both garden and agricultural seed. This led me to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) which is responsible for assuring compliance to these truth-in-labeling restrictions. The AMS led me to the Seed Regulatory and Testing Branch (STRB), which, in addition to performing testing of seeds for the AMS, also maintains a Variety Name List. And who said our government over-complicates things?

That let me to what I sought: [url=]Variety Name List[/url]. My mind was boggled, so I decided to share this with everyone.

For peppers alone, there are 66 MS Word 2007 pages of varieties. I kid you not. This is a just-for-fun posting, btw. I tried to actually scan all the varieties of peppers, and I only made it to page 5 or 6 :shock:

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:16 am
by digitS'
Stella, have you seen this:


It doesn't have 66 pages of peppers, perhaps. In fact, I often don't find a variety that I am aware of but don't know anything about. Still, there's a lot on this NCSU site.


Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:21 pm
by garden5
Thanks, Stella and DigitS for the great resources. My head is now spinning with varieties that I want to learn more about :).

Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:04 am
by stella1751
This could not be cooler, Steve; thanks! Yours is considerably more legible and interesting than mine. Who would think there would be that many varieties? I suppose many of them are different brand names for the same variety, but, still . . . Wow.