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BEST OF

INCLUDING TASTY,

Garden Leader

tasty brand

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VEGETABLES

AND HERBS

BETTER FLAVOR FOR THE HOME GARDEN

Other vegetable varieties

are developed for yield,

size and early maturity,

but not for flavor.

Tasty Brand Garden Leader

vegetables are a complete series

from Broccoli to Watermelon

Vegetable Plugs, Seeds 192

Featuring Tomato Tasty Table

All Vegetables..........Page 196

Patio Vegetables.......Page 208

Monster Vegetables...Page 212

Herbs ........................Page 214


Plugs & Seeds

THE BEST VARIETIES

TASTY PATIO AND MONSTERS

AWARD

WINNER NEW NEW

2010

GARDEN LEADER THEY EAR

OF

2010 GARDEN LEADER OF THE YEAR

Tomato Tasty Merlot 9028

NEW Bean Patio Tasty Candy Bean 8001

NEW Cabbage Green Monster 8005

2010

GARDEN LEADER THEY EAR

OF

2010 GARDEN LEADER OF THE YEAR

Patio Fiesta 6109

NEW EZ Gro Bean Monster Tasty Yard Long 8004

NEW Lettuce Tasty Organic Gourmet Mix 8705

Vegetable Plugs, Seeds 193


NEW NEW NEW

NEW Mustard Tasty Tatsoi 8711

NEW Pak Choi Tasty Pagoda Purple 8885

NEW Winter Squash Monster Acorn 8927

NEW Mustard Tasty Organic Red Giant 8229

NEW Sweet Pepper Patio Tasty Green Bell 8778

NEW Tomato Patio Tasty Cherries 9102

NEW Okra Organic Tasty Billy Bob Red 8722

NEW Perilla Tasty Red Sushi 9271

NEW Tomato Tasty Red Cherry 9181

NEW Okra Patio Tasty Betty Jo 8721

NEW Summer Squash Patio Tasty Climbing Zucchini 8929

NEW Watermelon Monster 9336

Vegetable Plugs, Seeds 194


Vegetable Plugs, Seeds 195


Vegetable Plugs and Seed

Featuring the Garden Leader Patio Series of

compact, ornamental and tasty produce. Garden

Leaders have better garden vigor, higher yields,

better taste or better weather resistance than the

normal market varieties available. We know

this because Garden Leaders are selections of

varieties that perform better in field trials and

taste tests across the country.

Bean

Most of the Garden Leader Vegetables listed

here are available as PLUGS in 512, 288 or

144 size trays.

Patio Jumbo Quick Turns:

Strip trays with 34 plants per Patio variety. Ready

to drop into your finishing container. Fast finish,

wide selection. The perfect Patio Program.

Beet

Plant Tags:

Picture tags are available for Garden Leader

varieties. Order your tags with Grimes or

simply request that we “auto-tag” your seed

or plug order. You will receive the correct

number of Pixie or Master tags for your

production program.

NEW

NEW

Tasty Late, 110 days 8093

NEW EZ Gro Tasty Yard Long Monster 8004

EZ Gro Tasty Yard Long Monster. 81 days. A type

of pole bean with rich flavorful pods that are best

when cooked in soups and stews. Monster long

pods up to 26". Yield is better and flavor is

tastier than other "yard long" pole beans.

NEW Garden Leader Tasty Red Bull 8446

Beet. Deep red foliage and stems. Thoroughy

versatile plant as leaves, stems and bulbs can be

eaten cooked or raw. As an herb, the roots lend

color and a mild sweetness to soup & stew.

The foliage is very ornamental and works

well in flowering combination plantings and

herb gardens. Garden height 4 to 6” for

spring harvest, mature height 12”.

Broccoli

Tasty Mid-Season, 80 days 8092

NEW

Tasty Broccoli 8010

Broccoli. 50 Days. Home garden and extended

season crop. Flavorful and tender heads.

Cabbage

Green Monster, 105 days 8005

NEW Patio Tasty Candy Bean 8001

Patio Tasty Candy Bean. 65 days. Bushy, dwarf

plants with attractive red and white bicolor

flowers that look like bits of peppermint candy.

Produces masses of succulent beans. The

ornamental plants make decorative containers.

Finish in 10 to 14” pots.

EZ Gro Tasty Early, 65 days 8091

Tasty Red, 85 days 8094

Vegetable Plugs, Seeds 196


Chard

Tasty Summertime Mix, 65 to 110 days 8096

Cabbage. A Garden Leader for all harvest

seasons. Summertime Mix allows the grower

to offer extended harvest in each cell pack.

Cantaloupe

Tasty Green 8621

Tasty Green. 75 days. F-1 hybrid. Large and

uniform, lime green heads that hold well.

Yellows resistant.

EZ Gro Gourmet Burgundy 8244

EZ Gro Gourmet Burgundy. 60 days. The most

brilliant stalks of bright crimson. Tasty too.

Tasty Hybrid 8165

Cantaloupe. 79 days. Netted, 4lb. Average size

fruit. Oval to rounded shape with very sweet

flesh. Good shelf life after harvest. F1 & F2 &

powdery mildew resistant.

Cauliflower

Tasty Orange 8622

Tasty Orange. 58 days. F-1 Hybrid. Large heads

that mature to a warm orange and darken after

cooking.

Patio Ruby 8644

Patio Ruby. Plants are very ornamental and

look great in patio containers. Outer leaves can

be harvested throughout the season and cooked

like spinach.

Tasty White 8202

Tasty White. 55 days. Black rot resistant, pure

white heads.

Tasty Purple 8623

Tasty Purple. 55 days. F-1 hybrid. Medium in

size with bright purple heads that cook up green.

Celery

EZ Gro Patio Silver 8645

EZ Gro Patio Silver. Striking when planted with

Patio Ruby Chard. Plants are very ornamental and

look great in patio containers. Outer leaves can be

harvested throughout the season and cooked like

spinach or stir fried in oriental dishes.

Tasty Colorflower Mix 8620

Tasty Colorflower Mix. 54 to 75 days. Dazzling

color mix for the home gardener. Mixed plants of

white, orange, green and purple heads. Best when

grown with high fertilizer and abundant water.

Patio Celeryetta 8640

Patio Celeryetta. Miniature Celery plants with

full Celery flavor. Plants height to 9” to 12”

with 5 to 9 leaf stalks. The stalks can be

wrapped and blanched the same as full size

Celery. Foliage is very ornamental in

combination plantings and suitable for a mild

Parsley substitute as a garnish or spice.

Gourmet Chablis 8643

Gourmet Chablis. Broad stem and fleshy leaf.

Yellow stem, green leaf; Size: 18” to 20”. Young

leaves make good fresh salad greens. Stems and

leaves can be blanched like spinach.

Vegetable Plugs, Seeds 197


Cucumber

EZ Gro Tasty Pickle 8288

EZ Gro Tasty Pickle. 55 days. 3 x1 inch fruit

Patio Purple 8650

Patio Purple. A true miniature Eggplant. Plant

height is a maximum of 30”. Clusters of fruit

are plentiful on each plant and the size is 2 1/2”

to 3”. Flavor is never bitter. Perfect addition to

your container vegetable offering.

Burpee Burpless Hybrid 8298

Burpee Burpless Hybrid. 58 days. American

burpless with low cucurbitacin and a medium

firm rind. 10” slicer. CMV, powdery mildew

tolerant. F-1 gynecious vines.

EZ Gro Tasty Slicer 8262

EZ Gro Tasty Slicer. 62 days. 10” fruit with deep

green rind. Our best tasting slicing cucumber.

Crisp and clean taste.

Tasty Pastel Round 8651

Tasty Pastel Round. Round, tennis ball size fruit,

nearly seedless and mild in flavor. Plants are

compact in size and mature at 30”. Well adapted

to a wide range of garden conditions and also

produces well in containers.

Glass and Garden #58 8239

Glass and Garden #58. 58 days to harvest in the

greenhouse, 68 days when grown in the garden.

Fruit is Parthenocarpic and standard table size,

thin skinned, 7 1/2 to 8” long x 2 to 2 1/2”

wide. Plants are Cucumber mosaic virus,

Angular Leaf Spot and show Mildew tolerance.

The Climbing vines require tying to support.

Flowers are Dioecious. Use for Greenhouse

production and late season garden delicacy.

2007

GARDEN LEADER THEY EAR

Patio Very Kuhl 8641

Patio Very Kuhl. This is one ‘kool cucumber’.

Plants are very compact and can be finished in

12” and larger containers. The fruit is dark

green, tender skinned and single serving in size,

perfect to pick fresh and eat. Simply the

“koolest cucumber” on a deck or patio.

Eggplant

Garden Leader Patio White 8908

Garden Leader Patio White. 58 days. 6 x 3”

white fruit. For 8 to 10” containers. Mild flavor.

Kohlrabi

OF

2007 GARDEN LEADER OF THE YEAR

Gourmet Burpless 8276

Gourmet Burpless. 60 days. Long burpless fruit

with tender rind.

Vegetable Plugs, Seeds 198

Gourmet Long Oriental 8342

Gourmet Long Oriental. 60 days. 10 x 1” purple

fruit. Mild flavor.

Gourmet White 8649

Gourmet White. 60 days. 3-inch bulbs are tender

and smooth skinned


Lettuce

Tasty Stir Fry Mix. Grow to use fresh for stir-fry.

Contains Mizuna, Pak Choy, Red Mustard, Texel

Greens, Cavolo Nero and others. Produce in cell

packs, sow 5 to 7 seeds per cell. Sell when

seedlings are 3 weeks old. Plant every 7 days to

have plants ready for sale each week.

NEW

Gourmet Green Bibb 8681

EZ Gro Tasty Leaf Lettuce Mix 8685

EZ Gro Tasty. Grow Garden Leader Tasty brand

and offer your customers high yielding, slow

bolting lettuce that tastes great.

Gourmet Green Head 8683

NEW

NEW Tasty Organic Gourmet Mix 8705

Tasty Organic Gourmet Mix. Certified organic

seed mixture. Black Seeded Simpson, Freckles

Romaine, Green Deer Tongue, Lolla Rosa, Red

Fire, Red Splash, Red Oak, Red Salad Bowl,

Rouge De Hine, Salad Bowl. Produce in cell

packs, sow 5 to 7 seeds per cell. Sell when

seedlings are 3 weeks old. Plant every 7 days

to have plants ready for sale each week.

NEW Tasty Zesty Salad Mix 8708

Tasty Zesty Salad Mix. A healthy and delicious

mix of spring greens and herbs. Produce in cell

packs, sow 5 to 7 seeds per cell. Sell when

seedlings are 3 weeks old. Plant every 7 days to

have plants ready for sale each week. Among

the types included are Leaf and Romaine

Lettuce, Mizuna, Rocket, Cress, Mustard,

Chicory and others.

Mustard

NEW

Gourmet Green Romaine 8686

Gourmet Green Romaine. The favorite lettuce

varieties of gourmets and chefs worldwide. Our

selections originate with the finest lettuce

breeding companies in Europe.

Tasty Red Leaf 8671

NEW Tasty Oriental Leaf Mix 8710

Tasty Oriental Leaf Mix. A peppery fresh

mixture to add to salads. Contains Brassica

rapa, Mizuna, Pak Choy, Tatsoi, Cress and

others. Produce in cell packs, sow 5 to 7 seeds

per cell. Sell when seedlings are 3 weeks old.

Plant every 7 days to have plants ready for sale

each week.

NEW

NEW

EZ Gro Tasty Green Leaf 8698

NEW Tasty Stir Fry Mix 8707

NEW Tasty Tatsoi 8711

Tasty Tatsoi. 45 days. Dark green leaves on thick

stems. Height 4 to 6”. Harvest at 21 days for fresh

baby greens.

Vegetable Plugs, Seeds 199


NEW

Patio Tasty Betty Jo. 59 days. Compact plants

can be grown in containers. Beautiful patio

plant. Bright yellow flowers develop into sweet

tender pods. Finished plant height is 18 to 20".

Onion

Big Bertha. 72 days. Large 7 inch, four lobed

block fruit. Sweet tasting dark green pepper

matures to bright red. Tobacco mosaic tolerant F-

1 hybrid. Grow for home gardens and fresh

market. Sell in packs or 4” pots.

NEW Tasty Organic Red Giant 8229

Tasty Organic Red Giant. 44 days. Gai Choy.

Certified organic seed. Bold taste and bold

presentation. Red Giant makes a great ornamental

addition to the vegetable or flower garden. Plant

height is 12 to 18”. Color is bright bronze-red.

Grow in packs or combination containers.

Okra

Tasty White 8749

California Wonder 8824

California Wonder. 76 to 80 days. Popular

home garden pepper bearing dark green blocky

fruit in the warmer summer Zones. For areas

with cool nights we suggest Tasty Early Bell.

EZ Gro Garden Leader Gumbo 8748

EZ Gro Garden Leader Gumbo. 49 days. Dark

green pods can be harvested up to 5" long and

still remain tender. Bright yellow, ornamental

blooms.

Tasty Red 8736

Tasty Red. 115 days. Long day varieties. Nice

size 5” bulbs with a mild flavor.

Pak Choi

NEW

NEW

NEW

NEW Organic Tasty Billy Bob Red 8722

Organic Tasty Billy Bob Red. 60 to 65 days.

Certified organic seeds. 3 to 4” slender pods of

deep burgundy red. Plant height 28 to 48” with

red stems and yellow flowers.

NEW Tasty Pagoda Purple 8885

Pak Choi. 45 days. An eye-catching reddish-purple

top leaf and contrasting bright green stems. Very

ornamental in patio containers too. Cooler nights

intensifies the purple tone of the leaf. Grow for

micro-greens by sowing 5 to 7 seeds per cell. Single

sow plugs or cell packs to sell for garden plantings.

Pepper Sweet

NEW Patio Tasty Green Bell 8778

Patio Tasty Green Bell. 62 days. Compact plants

for production in 10 to 12” containers. Attractive

plants yield medium size, 3 and 4 lobed bells. F1

hybrid.

NEW

NEW Patio Tasty Betty Jo 8721

Big Bertha 8788

Garden Leader Patio Orange Bell 8905

Garden Leader Patio Orange Bell. 62 days. Grow

in 8 to 10” pots. Fruit is 4 lobed, 4” blocks.

Vegetable Plugs, Seeds 200


Garden Leader Patio Red Bell 8901

Garden Leader Patio Red Bell. 68 days. Grow in

8 to 10” pots. Fruit is 4 lobed, 4” blocks.

Tasty Orange Bell, 65 days 8833

EZ Gro Early Bell 8816

EZ Gro Early Bell. 60 days. Our earliest bell.

Great for gardens where nights are cool.

Tasty Colorbell Mix 8775

Tasty Colorbell Mix. 65 to 72 days. The complete

lineup of delicious and ornamental bell peppers.

The Red Bell and Orange Bell are of Dutch

origin. Fruit is all 4 lobed and large, 4” blocks.

Tasty Purple Bell, 72 days 8779

EZ Gro Italian Green Frying 8844

EZ Gro Italian Green Frying. 78 days. Long

curved and tapered, Ram’s Horn type. Matures to

deep red.

Tasty Golden Bell, 65 days 8774

Tasty Red Bell, 72 days 8834

Red Bell Girl 8781

Red Bell Girl. 68 days. Early red bell. 4 lobed

and blocky.

Pepper Hot

Tasty Green Bell, 62 days 8772

Monster Bell 8866

Monster Bell. 75 days. The biggest bell pepper

you’ll ever see. 7 1/2 to 8-inch bells!

Hungarian Semi-Hot Stuffing 8827

Hungarian Semi-Hot Stuffing. 77 days. Deep

green to red tapered fruit is 4” long and 1 1/2” at

the shoulders.

Vegetable Plugs, Seeds 201


Tasty Hot Pepper 8889

Tasty Hot Pepper. 74 days. Tapered fruit 7 x 1

inch. Cheyene chili type.

Patio Hot Wings 8642

Patio Hot Wings. 30,000 scovilles in heat.

Abundance of fruit colors up from deep green

to bright red. Thin walled, wing shaped with

wide shoulders and tapered point. 1 1/2” x

1/2”. Hot and flavorful. Very attractive grown

in containers on the patio where they can be

freshly harvested to spice up kabobs, salsas

and wing sauces.

Perilla

EZ Gro Monster Pumpkin 8918

EZ Gro Monster Pumpkin. 125 days. True bright

orange pumpkin, 100 lbs or more per fruit.

Squash Summer

NEW

Tasty Hot Cherry 8835

Tasty Hot Cherry. 65 days: For pickling, pendant

red cherry size, and high yield, very uniform.

Tasty Poblano 8841

Tasty Poblano. 65 days: Mildly hot, thin walled

fruit with deep forest green skin. 4” peppers ripen

to a deep mahogany red.

NEW

NEW Tasty Red Sushi 9271

Tasty Red Sushi. 40 days. Superior addition to

mesclun salad mixes. Great garnish for sushi,

sprinkle over cucumbers, cabbage and fish.

Chop and add to pesto. Deep burgundy foliage

is fabulous in containers and garden. Highly

prized in the gourmet markets. Plant height 10

to 12”.

Pumpkin

NEW Patio Tasty Climbing Zucchini 8929

Patio Tasty Climbing Zucchini. 68 days. Grow

in 10 to 12” containers with a 20 to 28” trellis in

place. Plants sell fast when in bloom and will

produce 8 to 12 nice zucchinis per plant.

Garden Leader EZ Gro Patio Pan 8919

Garden Leader EZ Gro Patio Pan. 55 days. Grow

in 8 to 10” pots. Fist size white fruit with tender

rind and good flavor born on non-vineing bush.

EZ Gro Jalapeno Lite 8895

EZ Gro Jalapeno Lite. 68 days. A not-so-hot but

very flavorful jalapeno. 3 1/2 in fruit.

Garden Leader Patio Pot 8912

Garden Leader Patio Pot. 100 days. Fruit is

softball size born on non-vining 14” bush. Very

decorative in 8 to 10” pots.

Garden Leader Patio Zucchini 8915

Garden Leader Patio Zucchini. 49 days. Grow in

8 to 10” pots. Fruit has a bright yellow rind born

on bushy plants with no vines or tendrils.

Vegetable Plugs, Seeds 202


Tomato

Monster Zucchini 8947

Monster Zucchini. 50 days. Fruit grow large with

small seed cavity

Basket Boy Red 9013

Basket Boy Red. Small cherry sized fruit, great

for baskets and containers, patio pots.

Brandywine 9036

Brandywine. 85 days. Potato leaf heirloom

indeterminate vine. 14 oz pink skinned fruit.

EZ Gro Tasty Zucchini 8925

EZ Gro Tasty Zucchini. 45 days. 7 inch fruit with

rich taste.

Squash Winter

NEW

Basket Boy Yellow 8646

Basket Boy Yellow. Small cherry sized fruit,

great for baskets and containers, patio pots.

EZ Gro Celebrity 9040

EZ Gro Celebrity. 70 days. All America Winner.

F-1 hybrid with superior disease resistance. 7 oz

fruit on determinate bush.

NEW Monster Acorn 8927

Monster Acorn. 83 days. Yield of 5 to 7 fruit per

plant averaging over 3 pounds each. Deep black

rind and warm golden flesh with large seed

cavity for stuffing. Flavor is great and the fruit

is blue ribbon size.

Strawberry

Best Boy 9008

Best Boy. 72 days. Very short internodes with

rugose foliage. Plants are strong. 7 oz, green

shouldered fruit

Patio Tasty Sweet 8270

Patio Tasty Sweet. 72 days. Generous production

of medium size sweet fruit all season long.

Better Boy VFN 9010

Better Boy VFN. 72 days. F-1 hybrid, 16 oz fruit

on indeterminate vines.

Early Boy 9049

Early Boy. 60 days. Indeterminate plant with 7 oz

Vegetable Plugs, Seeds 203


fruit.

Glass and Garden #2105 8990

Glass and Garden #2105. 88 Days to harvest.

Fruit is red, large, 2 1/2 to 3” cluster type.

Indeterminate vines require tying to support and

are tolerant to verticillium 1, fusarium. Use for

greenhouse production and late season garden

delicacy.

Patio Teacup Red 8998

Patio Teacup Red. 70 days. Grow in 6 to 8”

pots no support required. Tasty fruit the size of

ping pong balls rests attractively on a base of

deep green foliage.

Jet Set 9092

Jet Set. 70 days. Indeterminate, 8 oz fruit,

extended harvest. Improved Jet Star.

Monster Tomato 9101

Monster Tomato. 70 days. Lunker size 17

ounce fruit on indeterminate vines. Great taste,

attractive slicer.

Patio Rome 8647

Patio Rome. 67 days. Rounded oval 3oz, crack

resistant red, firm and meaty for sauces and

fresh grilling. Patio containers and compact

gardens. Dozens of fruit per plant.

Patio Teacup Yellow 8995

Patio Teacup Yellow. 70 days. Grow in 6 to 8”

pots no support required. Perfect compliment

to Teacup Red. Bright yellow and sweet fruit.

NEW

Super Sweet 100 9180

Super Sweet 100. 70 days. F-1 hybrid. Long

clusters of 1” cherries on indeterminate vines.

NEW Patio Tasty Cherries 9102

Patio Tasty Cherries. 66 days. Compact plants

to finish in 8 to 10” pots. Plants are self

supporting but make an irresistible offering

when grown on a small trellis. Fruit clusters

are abundant and can be harvested over a long

season. Size 3/4” diameter, about 3/4 ounce.

Vegetable Plugs, Seeds 204

EZ Gro Patio Kabob 8909

EZ Gro Patio Kabob. 70 days. Grow in 8 to 10”

pots on a short stake for support. Fruit is perfect

size for kabobs on the barbi’. An ornamental

and tasty conversation piece. Fruit is 2” in

diameter.

Tasty Early 9009

Tasty Early. 54 days. 5 oz. Fruit, crack

resistant, green shouldered. indeterminate.


2009

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OF

Tasty Golden vf. 9004

Tasty Golden vf. 75 days. 6 oz. Fruit with full

flavor. Very attractive golden orange.

2010

GARDEN LEADER THEY EAR

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Tasty Sauce 9003

Tasty Sauce. 110 days. 3 oz round fruit with

high viscosity. Great taste with high solids. Our

best for freezing or canning whole.

2009 GARDEN LEADER OF THE YEAR

EZ Gro Tasty Yellow Cherry 9033

EZ Gro Tasty Yellow Cherry. 75 days. A hundred

fruit per plant, bright yellow cherries. Very tasty.

Sweetest tasting in our garden trials.

Watermelon

NEW

2010 GARDEN LEADER OF THE YEAR

Tasty Merlot 9028

Tasty Merlot. 65 days. Consistently wins our

flavor test. 5 oz. Fruit on indeterminate vines.

NEW

Tasty Table 9002

Tasty Table. 72 days. 10 oz fruit, deep red and

non-green shoulder. Disease resistant. High

yield. A great table tomato for slicing and

salads. Same great qualities as Better Boy

but with fruit that tastes better.

NEW Monster 9336

Watermelon Monster. 85 days. Fruit up to 1 foot

wide and 20 to 30 pounds! Largest yields are

achieved in the warmer southern Zones. Sweet

red flesh inside boldly striped rind. Produces one

or 2 monster fruit per vine.

NEW Tasty Red Cherry 9181

Tasty Red Cherry. 66 days. Hundreds of 3/4”

fruit loaded with sweetness. Excellent disease

resistance. Indeterminate vines.

Tasty Yellow 9029

Tasty Yellow. 65 days. Bright sulphur yellow,

4 to 6 oz fruit. Indeterminate vines. Low acid

content fruit is selling well on the gourmet

market.

Tasty Watermelon 9335

Tasty Watermelon. 80 days. Compact vines

produce icebox size fruit, up to 10 lbs.

GARDEN LEADERS

BEST OF THE BEST

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Patio

Vegetables

GARDEN LEADER TASTY PATIO

Patio

®

Better Flavor

For The Patio

Dwarf edibles perfect for container garden

on patios, balconies and decks. Tasty Brand

Garden Leader Patio vegetables are a complete

series from Bean to Tomato

NEW Patio Tasty Green Bell 8778

Featuring Tasty Patio Cherries 9102

Vegetable Plugs, Seeds 208


Bean

NEW

NEW Patio Tasty Candy Bean 8001

Patio Tasty Candy Bean. 65 days. Bushy, dwarf

plants with attractive red and white bicolor

flowers that look like bits of peppermint candy.

Produces masses of succulent beans. The

ornamental plants make decorative containers.

Finish in 10 to 14” pots.

Celery

Patio Silver 8645

Patio Silver. Striking when planted with Patio

Ruby Chard. Plants are very ornamental and look

great in patio containers. Outer leaves can be

harvested throughout the season and cooked like

spinach or stir fried in oriental dishes.

Cucumber

Garden Leader Patio White 8908

Garden Leader Patio White. 58 days. 6 x 3”

white fruit. For 8 to 10” containers. Mild flavor.

Okra

NEW

Patio Celeryetta 8640

Patio Celeryetta. Miniature Celery plants with

full Celery flavor. Plants height to 9” to 12” with

5 to 9 leaf stalks. The stalks can be wrapped and

blanched the same as full size Celery. Foliage is

very ornamental in combination plantings and

suitable for a mild Parsley substitute as a garnish

or spice.

Chard

Patio Very Kuhl 8641

Patio Very Kuhl. This is one ‘kool cucumber’.

Plants are very compact and can be finished in

12” and larger containers. The fruit is dark green,

tender skinned and single serving in size, perfect

to pick fresh and eat. Simply the “koolest

cucumber” on a deck or patio.

Eggplant

NEW Patio Tasty Betty Jo 8721

Patio Tasty Betty Jo. 59 days. Compact plants

can be grown in containers. Beautiful patio plant.

Bright yellow flowers develop into sweet tender

pods. Finished plant height is 18 to 20".

Pepper Sweet

NEW

Patio Ruby 8644

Patio Ruby. Plants are very ornamental and look

great in patio containers. Outer leaves can be

harvested throughout the season and cooked like

spinach.

Patio Purple 8650

Patio Purple. A true miniature Eggplant. Plant

height is a maximum of 30”. Clusters of fruit are

plentiful on each plant and the size is 2 1/2” to

3”. Flavor is never bitter. Perfect addition to your

container vegetable offering.

NEW Patio Tasty Green Bell 8778

Patio Tasty Green Bell. 62 days. Compact plants

for production in 10 to 12” containers. Attractive

plants yield medium size, 3 and 4 lobed bells. F1

hybrid.

Vegetable Plugs, Seeds 209


Pumpkin

Garden Leader Patio Orange Bell 8905

Garden Leader Patio Orange Bell. 62 days. Grow

in 8 to 10” pots. Fruit is 4 lobed, 4” blocks.

Garden Leader Patio Pot 8912

Garden Leader Patio Pot. 100 days. Fruit is

softball size born on non-vining 14” bush. Very

decorative in 8 to 10” pots.

Squash

Garden Leader Patio Zucchini 8915

Garden Leader Patio Zucchini. 49 days. Grow in

8 to 10” pots. Fruit has a bright yellow rind born

on bushy plants with no vines or tendrils.

Strawberry

NEW

Garden Leader Patio Red Bell 8901

Garden Leader Patio Red Bell. 68 days. Grow in

8 to 10” pots. Fruit is 4 lobed, 4” blocks.

Pepper Hot

NEW Patio Tasty Climbing Zucchini 8929

Patio Tasty Climbing Zucchini. 68 days. Grow

in 10 to 12” containers with a 20 to 28” trellis in

place. Plants sell fast when in bloom and will

produce 8 to 12 nice zucchinis per plant.

Patio Tasty Sweet 8270

Patio Tasty Sweet. 72 days. Generous production

of medium size sweet fruit all season long.

Tomato

Patio Hot Wings 8642

Patio Hot Wings. 30,000 scovilles in heat.

Abundance of fruit colors up from deep green to

bright red. Thin walled, wing shaped with wide

shoulders and tapered point. 1 1/2” x 1/2”. Hot

and flavorful. Very attractive grown in containers

on the patio where they can be freshly harvested

to spice up kabobs, salsas and wing sauces.

Garden Leader EZ Gro Patio Pan 8919

Garden Leader EZ Gro Patio Pan. 55 days. Grow

in 8 to 10” pots. Fist size white fruit with tender

rind and good flavor born on non-vineing bush.

Basket Boy Red 9013

Basket Boy Red. Small cherry sized fruit, great

for baskets and containers, patio pots.

Vegetable Plugs, Seeds 210


NEW

Basket Boy Yellow 8646

Basket Boy Yellow. Small cherry sized fruit,

great for baskets and containers, patio pots.

NEW Patio Tasty Cherries 9102

Patio Tasty Cherries. 66 days. Compact plants to

finish in 8 to 10” pots. Plants are self supporting

but make an irresistible offering when grown on

a small trellis. Fruit clusters are abundant and can

be harvested over a long season. Size 3/4”

diameter, about 3/4 ounce.

Patio Teacup Yellow 8995

Patio Teacup Yellow. 70 days. Grow in 6 to 8”

pots no support required. Perfect compliment to

Teacup Red. Bright yellow and sweet fruit.

Patio Rome 8647

Patio Rome. 67 days. Rounded oval 3oz, crack

resistant red, firm and meaty for sauces and

fresh grilling. Patio containers and compact

gardens. Dozens of fruit per plant.

Patio Teacup Red 8998

Patio Teacup Red. 70 days. Grow in 6 to 8” pots

no support required. Tasty fruit the size of ping

pong balls rests attractively on a base of deep

green foliage.

EZ Gro Patio Kabob 8909

EZ Gro Patio Kabob. 70 days. Grow in 8 to 10”

pots on a short stake for support. Fruit is perfect

size for kabobs on the barbi’. An ornamental and

tasty conversation piece. Fruit size 2”.

Vegetable Plugs, Seeds 211


Monsters

MONSTERS ARE THE BIGGEST

AND THE SCARIEST VEGETABLES

EZ Gro Monster Pumpkin 8918

• Monsters grow BIG

• Monsters grow FAST

• Monsters win PRIZES

• Monsters are baaaadd hombres

• Beware of monsters

Monster Tomato 9101

Monster Vegetables Plugs, Seeds 212


Bean

Squash

NEW

NEW EZ Gro Tasty Yard Long Monster 8004

EZ Gro Tasty Yard Long Monster. 81 days. A type of pole bean with rich

flavorful pods that are best when cooked in soups and stews. Monster long pods

up to 26". Yield is better and flavor is tastier than other "yard long" pole beans.

Cabbage

Monster Zucchini 8947

Monster Zucchini. 50 days. Fruit grow large with small seed cavity

NEW

Green Monster, 105 days 8005

Pepper Sweet

NEW Monster Acorn 8927

Monster Acorn. 83 days. Yield of 5 to 7 fruit per plant averaging over 3

pounds each. Deep black rind and warm golden flesh with large seed

cavity for stuffing. Flavor is great and the fruit is blue ribbon size.

Tomato

Monster Bell 8866

Monster Bell. 75 days. The biggest bell pepper you’ll ever see. 7 1/2 to

8-inch bells!

Pumpkin

Monster Tomato 9101

Monster Tomato. 70 days. Lunker size 17 ounce fruit on indeterminate

vines. Great taste, attractive slicer.

Watermelon

NEW

EZ Gro Monster Pumpkin 8918

EZ Gro Monster Pumpkin. 125 days. True bright orange pumpkin, 100 lbs

or more per fruit.

NEW Monster 9336

Monster Watermelon. 85 days. Fruit up to 1 foot wide and 20 to 30 pounds!

Largest yields are achieved in the warmer southern zones. Sweet red flesh

inside boldly striped rind. Produces one or 2 monster fruit per vine.

Monster Vegetables Plugs, Seeds 213


Herbs

GARDEN LEADER TASTY HERBS

More Taste,

More Flavor,

More Aroma

More Yummy

Superior herb

varieties for cooking...

Recommended

by culinary experts

These are the best herbs on the planet...we know because

we covered the world looking for the best tasting and aromatic

cultivars. After years of testing we offer these selections

which are deserving of the Garden Leader name.

®

Herb Plugs, Seeds 214


Vegetable Plugs and Seed

Herb Seeds:

Grimes presents the Garden Leader brand of

culinary, medicinal and ornamental Herbs.

Patio Herbs:

All of these herbs make great patio plants and

decorative companion plants.

Herb Plugs:

Most of the Garden Leader Herbs listed here are

available as PLUGS in 512, 288 or 144.

Artemisia

Garden Leader Patio Key Lime. Tropical fresh

lime-scented foliage makes this basil a welcome

addition to any garden. Attractive plant habit with

narrow, bright green foliage.

Garden Leader Tasty Sweet Purple. Our vigorous,

purple, Italian large leaf type compliment to Garden

Leader Tasty Sweet. Flat leaves are 3” long with a

purple-copper color. Very ornamental in the garden

and on the table. Garden height 18-24”.

Beet

NEW

Garden Leader Licorice Spice 6486

Garden Leader Licorice Spice. Spicy fragrance to

this silver foliage herb. Our own selections from

production fields of the well known “Sweet

Annie’. Garden Leader offers more vigor, better

fragrance and brighter silver foliage than the

standard variety. Grow this for combination

containers in place of the over priced cutting types.

Basil

2008

GARDEN LEADER THEY EAR

OF

Garden Leader EZ Gro Patio Rascal 8443

Garden Leader EZ Gro Patio Rasca. Beautiful

and long-lived plant that is perfect in combination

plantings. Flowers in profusion with lavender-blue

colored spikes. Plant is well branched, foliage is a

waxy bronze-green.

NEW Garden Leader Tasty Red Bull 8446

Garden Leader Tasty Red Bull. Deep red foliage

and stems. Thoroughy versatile plant as leaves,

stems and bulbs can be eaten cooked or raw.

As an herb, the roots lend color and a mild

sweetness to soup & stew. The foliage is

very ornamental and works well in flowering

combination plantings and herb gardens.

Garden height 4 to 6” for spring harvest,

mature height 12”.

Chamomile

2008 GARDEN LEADER OF THE YEAR

Garden Leader EZ Gro Green Goddess 8378

Garden Leader EZ Gro Green Goddess.

Ornamental and culinary. Mounded habit with

tiny bright green foliage. Flowers are small and

pure white. Spicy cinnamon fragrance.

Garden Leader EZ Gro Tasty Sweet 8368

Garden Leader EZ Gro Tasty Sweet. Our own

selection of slow bolting sweet basil. Very high

in aromatic oils and well suited for freezing or

drying. Pure green, 3” leaves. Excellent fresh

garnish too.

NEW

Garden Leader Patio Key Lime 8367

NEW Garden Leader Tasty Sweet Purple 8438

Garden Leader Chamomile 8401

Garden Leader Chamomile. Your customers can

grow your own source of soothing tea leaves.

Plants are ornamental. The feathery foliage is

attractive and the plant is easily grown. 40 days to

harvest from transplant. Garden height 18 to 24”

Herb Plugs, Seeds 215


NEW

Cilantro

Hyssop (Anise Hyssop)

2010

GARDEN LEADER THEY EAR

OF

NEW Garden Leader Kaleisia 8447

Garden Leader Kaleisia. The finest, large

flowered Chamomile for herb gardens. Named

after the famous German china company.

Generations enjoyed this variety brewed in the

finest Kaleisia tea pots as a gentle sleep inducer.

Garden height 16 to 20”.

Chives

2010 GARDEN LEADER OF THE YEAR

Garden Leader Patio Fiesta 6109

Garden Leader Patio Fiesta. We have finally

perfected the hunt for true slow bolting Cilantro

(Coriander). Foliage is narrow leaf, flavor is crisp

and clean. Plants stay vegetative weeks longer

than common coriander. Very ornamental and

makes great patio pots and complimentary plants

for aromatic combo planters.

NEW

Garden Leader Garden Leader 8435

Garden Leader Garden Leader. Ornamental

selection of this plant with a long tradition of fine

medicinal qualities. The sweet, licorice-mint

Hyssop tea is brewed to relieve sore throats and

sooth the symptoms of the common cold. Fresh

flowers are used as an edible garnish. Our variety

grows to 24 inches and terminates each stem in

spikes of clear blue flowers. Perennial Zone 6.

Lavender

Garden Leader Thin Chives 8415

NEW Garden Leader EZ Gro Ole’ 8427

Garden Leader EZ Gro Ole’. Classic broad leaf

Cilantro with classic la fiesta Cilantro flavor.

Produce in cell packs sown 2 weeks apart, 3 to 5

seeds per cell to assure an ample supply of young

plants for sale. Garden Height 16 to 20”.

Dill

Garden Leader Lavender 7266

Garden Leader Lavender. L. hidcote. 2” lavender

flower cone with single radiating petals. Sow in

February for flowering the same season. Garden

height 24” with silvery green quills.

Marjoram

NEW

Garden Leader Fat Chives 8417

Chives. Extremely hardy biennial herbs that

produce exceptionally attractive flowers in the

spring. Our Garden Leader seed is selected from

the most vigorous parent lines and afford the

home gardener with the best in both culinary and

ornamental chives.

Herb Plugs, Seeds 216

Garden Leader EZ Gro Patio Compact 9005

Garden Leader EZ Gro Patio Compact. Very

compact and slow bolting. Ornamental and

aromatic plants. Plant height is 8 to 10 inches and

yields a bountiful harvest of bright green foliage.

NEW Garden Leader EZ Gro Tasty Sweet 8430

Garden Leader EZ Gro Tasty Sweet. Origanum

majorana. Aroma is similar to oregano but

sweeter with a balsam fragrance. Compact and

early to flower. Height 8 to 10”.

Mint

See Annual Cuttings and Liners, Perennial Plugs,

Seeds Liners


Oregano

Garden Leader EZ Gro Candy Mint. Mentha

piperata. Our selection of piperata is especially

ornamental and fast growing. The sweet mint

fragrance and dark waxy green foliage adds to

the charm of combination containers and baskets.

In the garden it can be somewhat invasive due to

its perennial habit.

Rosemary

Stevia

NEW

Garden Leader Patio Soprano 8455

Garden Leader Patio Soprano. Origanum vulgare.

Pungent oregano aroma, great for italian dishes

fresh, dried or frozen. Dark green leaves with

white flowers. Considered a true Greek type.

Parsley

NEW

Garden Leader Rosemary 9016

Garden Leader Rosemary. Great germination

due to the enhanced seed quality of our Garden

Leader selection. Plants can be raised for years

in containers brought indoors in severely cold

weather and as a hardy annual in climate Zones

6 through 9.

Sage

NEW Garden Leader Sweet Herb 6191

Garden Leader Sweet Herb. The sweet

concentrate of this plant is approximately 250

times sweeter than table sugar. It is a plant that

has been used historically in Paraguay as both

a sweetener and herbal remedy. The chemical

structure is a stevioside, rebaudiosideA, and

at least six other sweet compounds that have

glucoside groups attached to a three-carbon-ring

central structure. Foliage is shiny green, mature

height is 18 to 28”.

Tarragon

NEW

NEW Garden Leader Tasty Curled Leaf 8768

Garden Leader Tasty Curled Leaf. Double and

triple curled leaves on long stems. Ornamental in

containers. Garden height 14 to 16”.

NEW

NEW Garden Leader EZ Gro Tasty Flat Leaf 8769

Garden Leader EZ Gro Tasty Flat Leaf.

Compact, flavorfull dark green leaves. Plant

height 16 to 18”. Attractive fresh garnish added

to salads, excellent for drying and freezing. Grow

in cell packs or add to combination containers.

Peppermint

Garden Leader EZ Gro Scarborough 8461

Garden Leader EZ Gro Scarborough. S.officinalis.

A beautifully ornamental addition to combination

containers and baskets. Foliage is a silvery green

and the fragrance is delicious. Scarborough can be

grown in 72 size trays then potted up in combos

with cutting propagated material.

Savory

NEW Garden Leader Tasty Russak 8764

Garden Leader Tasty Russak. A. dracunulus.

Excellent cooking herb with a sweet licorice-like

flavor. Garden height 24”. Zone 6.

Thyme

Garden Leader EZ Gro Candy Mint 8459

Garden Leader Calamint 8477

Garden Leader Calamint. The Garden Leader

selection of calamint is a selection from

Mediterranean types chosen for their garden

beauty and culinary qualities. Plant height

10-12 inches.

It’s Garden Leader Tasty Time 8499

It’s Garden Leader Tasty Time. What time is it?

It’s Garden Leader Time! It’s the best Thyme

we’ve had in a long time. These plants work well

in combination containers and have ample leaf

oils for culinary use. Use them any time, use

them all the time. The plants are easy to cultivate,

very attractive and last a very long time.

Herb Plugs, Seeds 217


INDEX

A

Abutilon.................................................148

Acalypha ...............................................148

Achillea................................57,73,170,185

Advertiser Index ........................................3

Agapanthus...........................................185

Agastache......................................136,170

Ageratum...........................................79,88

Ajuga ........................................46,136,170

Alchemilla .............................................170

Allamanda.............................................148

Alliance Partners.....................................20

Alonsoa.................................................171

Alternanthera .................................136,148

Alyssum...........................................88,171

Anacyclus..............................................171

Anagalis ..................................................88

Angelonia.......................................136,149

Annuals...................................................83

Antirrhinum......................................67,149

Aquilegia...............................................171

Argyranthemum.............................136,149

Armeria.................................................171

Artemesia .................................57,185,215

Asarina....................................................89

Asclepias .......................................149,173

Asparagus.................................46,136,149

Aster ................................................89,173

Avena.............................................140,180

Award Winners ..................85,133,167,193

B

Bacopa .........................................137,149

Balsam....................................................89

Bareroot................................................185

Basil.................................................60,215

Bean .........................................60,196,213

Beet ...............................................196,215

Begonia, Fibrous....................46,79,89,137

Begonia, Tuberous...................................90

Bellis.....................................................173

Berkhaya...............................................173

Bidens ............................67,79,91,137,150

Brachycome..........................................150

Bracteantha ..........................................150

Broccoli.................................................196

Browallia.................................................91

Buddleia................................................185

C

Cabbage ...................................61,196,213

Calceolaria ..............................................91

Calibrachoa......................................67,150

Calitunia...........................................46,151

Campanula.......................................91,173

Cantaloupe............................................196

Capiscum .............................................137

Carex ....................................................140

Carnation ................................................91

Cauliflower............................................197

Celery ............................................197,209

Celosia...............................................79,92

Centaurea ........................................92,173

Chamomile............................................215

Chard........................................61,197,209

Chenille ................................................148

Chives ..................................................216

Chrysanthemum ...................................174

Cilantro ............................................61,216

Cineraria .................................................92

Cleome ..............................................79,92

Coleus .................................80,92,137,151

Columbine.............................................171

Cordyline..........................................46,151

Coreopsis......................57,93,138,174,185

Coriander ..............................................216

Cosmos...................................................94

Crossandra............................................152

Cucumber.................................61,198,209

Cuphea ....................................47,138,152

Curanta .................................................152

Cuttings & Liners ..................................131

Cyclamen..............................................174

D

Dahlia ..............................................94,152

Daylily ...................................................187

Delphinium............................................174

Dianthus, ann................................80,94,95

Dianthus, per ........................................175

Diascia ..........................................138,152

Dicentra ................................................185

Dichondra .............................................138

Digitalis.................................................175

Dill ...................................................61,216

Dimorphotheca .......................................97

Dusty Miller........................................47,97

E

Eccremocarpus................................97,175

Echinacea ........................................58,175

Ecklonis ................................................138

Eggplant.........................................198,209

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Eragrostis..............................................140

Erigeron ................................................175

Eucalyptus .......................................47,138

Euphorbia..............................................138

Euryops.................................................153

Evolvulus ..................................47,140,153

EZ Gro.....................................................43

F

Fax Line...............................440-352-1800

Four O' Clock ........................................108

Foxglove................................................175

Fuchsia .................................................153

G

Gaillardia..........................................73,175

Garden Leader Reward .............................9

Gaura......................................140,153,176

Gazania..............................................67,97

Geranium ann......................68,98,140,153

Geranium per. .......................................187

Gerbera...................................................99

Geum...............................................73,176

Girandole...............................................176

Gloxinia ..................................................99

Gomphrena.......................47,68,80,99,140

Grasses .................47,58,108,140,180,188

Guarantee ...............................................10

Gypsophila .......................................73,176

H

Helianthus........................................48,100

Helichrysum..............................48,141,155

Helinium ..............................48,82,141,176

Hemerocallis .........................................187

Hemigraphis..........................................155

Herbs ...............................................60,214

Heuchera ..................................58,177,187

Hibiscus......................................49,80,141

HiGro.......................................................75

Hosta ...............................................58,187

Hypoestes .............................................141

Hyssop..................................................216

I

Impatiens.............................49,68,100,155

Ipomoea...............................51,69,141,155

Iresine.......................................51,142,156

Iris.........................................................188

Isolepsis................................................141

J

Juncus......................................82,141,180

K .................................................................

Kniphofia...............................................177

Kohlrabi.................................................198

L

Lallemantia ...........................................177

Lamiastrum....................................156,177

Lamium ..................................142,156,177

Lantana.................................................156

Lavandula (lavender) .........59,142,177,216

Lavatera................................................178

Lettuce.............................................61,199

Leucanthemum................................59,188

Liatris....................................................178

Lisianthus ...............................................69

Lobelia ..............................82,104,156,178

LoGro ......................................................63

Lupine...................................................178

Lychnis..................................................178

Lysimachia.........................51,142,156,179

M

Malva....................................................179

Marigold ................................51,69,80,105

Marjoram .........................................61,216

Melampodium.......................................106

Millet.......................................................59

Mina......................................................108

Mint ..........................................53,156,179

Mirabilis ...........................................53,108

Miscanthus ...........................................188

Monster Vegetables...............................212

Mustard ................................................199

N

Nemesia.........................................142,157

Nepeta ....................................................59

New Guinea ...................................142,157

New Varieties.....................85,133,167,193

Nolana ..................................................108

O

Oenothera......................................144,180

Okra..........................................61,200,209

Onion ....................................................200

Oregano.........................................158,217

Ornamental Grass..47,58,108,140,180,188

Ornamental Pepper ...............................108

Osteospermum .....................................158

P

Pak Choi................................................200

Pansy.............................................109,144

Parsley.............................................61,217

Patio Vegetables....................................208

Pedilanthus ...........................................158

Penstemon.....................................180,189

Pentas...................................................158

Peony....................................................189

Pepper ...............................62,200,209,213

Peppermint ......................................62,217

Perennials .............................................165

Perilla ................................53,144,158,202

Peristrophe............................................158

Perovskia ..................................53,144,180

Petrorhagia ....................................181,189

Petunia ...........................53,69,80,114,160

Phlox.......................................119,161,189

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Physostegia...........................................181

Plants....................................................131

Platycodon ............................................181

Plectranthus...........................55,71,81,145

Plumbago.......................................161,181

Plumbago.......................................161,181

Polemonium..........................................181

Polygonum.......................................55,145

POP.........................................................19

Poppy.............................................119,180

Portulaca..........................................71,119

Primula .................................................181

Prunella.................................................181

Pumpkin ............................62,202,210,213

Purslane.........................................146,161

Pyrethum ..............................................181

Q,R

Rosemary ...............................161,182,217

Rudbeckia.....................59,73,120,182,189

Ruellia..............................................72,162

S

Sage, Garden ...................................62,217

Sagina...................................................182

Salvia ...............55,59,81,120,146,162,182

Sanvitalia ..................................56,121,162

Savory...................................................217

Scabiosa...................................82,146,183

Scaevola ...................................56,146,162

Sedum...............................60,147,183,189

Sempervivum...................................60,184

Setcreasea............................................162

Sidalcea...........................................82,184

Silene....................................................123

Snapdragon ..........................................123

Spikes..............................................46,151

Squash ..............................62,202,210,213

Stevia....................................................217

Stipa .....................................................141

Strawberry.....................................203,210

Streptocarpella...............................147,162

Strobilanthus.........................................163

Sun Flower.......................................48,100

Sweet Pea.............................................124

Sweet Potato Vine................51,69,141,155

T

Tags ........................................................16

Talinum .................................................147

Tarragon................................................217

Tea Lotus ..............................................147

Thunbergia............................................147

Thyme............................................163,217

Tiarella..................................................184

Tomato ..............................62,203,210,213

Torenia...........................................124,163

Trachelium ............................................124

Tree Peony ............................................189

Tweedia ................................................147

U,V

Vegetables ..............................................60

Verbascum............................................184

Verbena............45,60,72,124,147,163,184

Veronica................................................184

Vinca..................................57,126,147,163

Viola...............................................127,184

W

Wahlenbergia........................................127

Watermelon ...................................205,213

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Wildflower.............................................127

X,Y,Z

Zinnia .............................57,72,81,127,147

Index 218

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