Over 500 families across North Dakota have evaluated hundreds of varieties of vegetables and flowers in their gardens. Varieties were rated for germination, plant health, earliness, yield, and food/flower quality.
Annual reports include annual summaries (see below for contents), descriptions of varieties, mean performance ratings for all measured traits of each variety, overall ratings, recommendation percentages, varietal preference percentages, individual comments from gardeners, and trial conclusions. Each year's report is approximately 100 pages.
Annual summaries include overall ratings, recommendation percentages, varietal preference percentages, and trial conclusions. Each year's summary is approximately 10 pages.
All documents are in PDF format.
2012 Report (2.25 MB) and Summary (372 KB)
2011 Report (2.17 MB) and Summary (359 KB)
2010 Report (2.08 MB) and Summary (289 KB)
2009 Report (2.95 MB) and Summary (808 KB)
2008 Report (2.15 MB) and Summary (732 KB)
Results from this testing was used to update the list of varieties recommended for gardeners in North Dakota (PDF, 115 KB).