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Fruiting Shrubs and Vines

Fruiting Shrubs and Vines, Blueberries, Blackberries and Raspberries

There’s nothing fresher or tastier than berries picked fresh from your own berry bushes. And so many berries are quite easy to grow. Find blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes and goji berries at Mahoney’s. Plus, check out the NEW BrazelBerries ® – dwarf varieties of blueberries and raspberries that are perfect to grow in containers on your porch or patio!

Blueberry

Blueberries

Fruit Trees

Ripe apples on an apple tree, ready to harvest

Planting

When choosing a spot to start your home orchard, it is important to consider three factors – sunshine, soil and spacing.

Sunshine

Sunshine made John Denver happy. It will also make your fruit tree happy. Plant your tree in an location which receives at least a half day of sun. Sunlight helps the tree to produce a prolific crop of fruit. Do not plant your tree in an area of full shade.

Time to Plant Cold Tolerant Herbs and Veggies for the Fall

Aug26th 20139 comments
Time to Plant Cold Crops for the Fall

Here we go again. It's that time of year when the veggie garden starts to look old. I've got some tired broccoli that isn't taking too kindly to this hot summer, and some determinate tomatoes that have just about given up the ghost. So does that mean my veggie gardening is over? No way! It means it's time to start my cold crop gardening.

Cold crops are veggies you plant now, that you harvest in late September through November to the first frosts, and sometimes even later. You can plant cold crops either from seed or as ready-grown plants.

Cold Crop Seed Packages:...

'Uncle' Mike Mahoney - Mahoney’s Garden Centers

Have you’ve seen our herb and vegetable plants and wondered, “Who is Uncle Mike?” Uncle Mike is Michael Mahoney, one of the six second-generation Mahoneys. With a face full of beard and too-well-worn hat, Uncle Mike is a genuine down-to-earth guy. With a passion for...

Try Some Blueberries

Jul18th 2013
Try Some Blueberries

Taking the whole family blueberry picking is one of the things I love to do most in the beginning of these dog days of summer. Being a great connoisseur of blueberries, I love to see when they start to become available in the states. In early spring, blueberries start ripening in Florida.  As the season progresses, the taste just gets sweeter and crisper as they ripen up the coast until finally pick-your-own blueberry farms open up across the state with the freshest native blueberries.

Now it seems to me that everyone knows about apple picking in the fall and don’t get me...

'Uncle' Mike Mahoney - Mahoney’s Garden Centers

Have you’ve seen our herb and vegetable plants and wondered, “Who is Uncle Mike?” Uncle Mike is Michael Mahoney, one of the six second-generation Mahoneys. With a face full of beard and too-well-worn hat, Uncle Mike is a genuine down-to-earth guy. With a passion for...

Keeping Your Veggies Disease Free

Jul19th 20122 comments
Keeping Your Veggies Disease Free

This has been a surprisingly good year as far as diseases in my veggie garden. My tomatoes, cucumbers and squash are all great – ok, I have a little sign of powdery mildew on my zucchini but that’s about it. I think a lot of you must be having a similarly good year because I haven’t seen a lot of people in our garden centers with fungus or disease problems.

As most of you know, I like to use organics on veggies – which means spraying preventively. Organic fungicides work better if you use them before you have a problem as opposed to trying to cure a problem...

'Uncle' Mike Mahoney - Mahoney’s Garden Centers

Have you’ve seen our herb and vegetable plants and wondered, “Who is Uncle Mike?” Uncle Mike is Michael Mahoney, one of the six second-generation Mahoneys. With a face full of beard and too-well-worn hat, Uncle Mike is a genuine down-to-earth guy. With a passion for...

About Uncle Mike

Uncle Mike posing for the camera

Have you’ve seen our herb and vegetable plants and wondered, “Who is Uncle Mike?” Uncle Mike is Michael Mahoney, one of the six second-generation Mahoneys. With a face full of beard and too-well-worn hat, Uncle Mike is a genuine down-to-earth guy.

It's Tomato Time!

May23rd 20121 comment
It's Tomato Time!

Even though I’ve been plenty busy harvesting lettuce, spinach and other cold crops, I’m really happy that tomato planting time is now upon us. I love to contemplate what tomatoes to grow this year, and to do that I look back on previous year’s results. What performed well? What withstood last year’s drought? But most of all, what was the tastiest? And I don’t look for just a few favorites – I like to plant a pretty wide variety. After all, there are an awful lot of reasons (and recipes) to eat tomatoes.

The 150 lb. crop we grew a couple...

'Uncle' Mike Mahoney - Mahoney’s Garden Centers

Have you’ve seen our herb and vegetable plants and wondered, “Who is Uncle Mike?” Uncle Mike is Michael Mahoney, one of the six second-generation Mahoneys. With a face full of beard and too-well-worn hat, Uncle Mike is a genuine down-to-earth guy. With a passion for...

Uncle Mike's Tomatoes

Uncle Mike's Tomatoes

The variety of Tomatoes in the Uncle Mike’s collection is ever-expanding. The tomato plants are grown in our pesticide-free growing facility in Woburn and are only available at Mahoney's Garden Centers. Uncle Mike and the rest of the Mahoney Family prides itself in products like these tomatoes that give our customers the ability to grow a wide variety of produce in their own backyard.

Please note that not all varieties listed here are available in all of our stores at all times. Tomato varieties vary store by store, week by week. (Actually, on a busy day varieties can sometimes change hour to hour). So please call before you make a special trip to Mahoney's to make sure that the variety you are looking for is in stock.

Supersonic Tomato - F1 Hybrid Tomato

F1 Hybrid Tomato - Supersonic Tomato

Excellent in our New England climate!

Delicious large fruit isdisease resistant. A great mid-season hybrid with a slightly flattened globe shape. Great red color and crack-resistant. Great for home growing.
Flvt disease Resistant.
Uses: Great for slicing, salads, canning or freezing.
Days to Harvest: 75
Indeterminate (repeats harvest)

Super Sweet 100 Tomato - F1 Hybrid Cherry Tomato

F1 Hybrid Cherry Tomato - Super Sweet 100 Tomato

A rare treat that is also one of the most nutricious tomatoes available.

This hybrid is extra sweet and has a better disease fighting ability. Mouthwatering flavor & extremely high in Vitamin C. Bright red 1" globes are amazingly sweet.
VF Disease Resistant
Uses: Great for salads or just picking off the vine.
Days to Harvest: 65
Indeterminate (repeats harvest)

Super Fantastic Tomato - F1 Hybrid Tomato

F1 Hybrid Tomato - Super Fantastic Tomato

Juicy, meaty & down-right delicious!

Produces high yields all summer of large round red fruit. Solid, meaty 10 oz. fruit has smooth skin. Tall plant that does well in this region.
VFN Disease Resistant
Uses: Good slicing tomato as well as for cooking
Days to Harvest: 70
Indeterminate (repeats harvest)

Super Bush Tomato - F1 Hybrid Tomato

F1 Hybrid Tomato - Super Bush Tomato

Great for small spaces!

This bush type plant produces an average size fruit of about 5 oz. Very thick stems make it good for containers, or to squeeze into an already-crowded vegetable patch! No staking or caging necessary.
VFN Disease Resistant
Uses: This patio container tomato is great for salads.
Days to Harvest: 80

Sunsugar Tomato - F1 Hybrid Cherry Tomato

F1 Hybrid Cherry Tomato - Sunsugar Tomato

Great in salads, or pop them like candy off the vine.

Beautiful round nuggets of golden color; thin tasty skin. They’re loaded with vitamin A! Vigorous, crack-resistant plant.
FT Disease Resistant
Days to Harvest: 62
Indeterminate (repeats harvest)

Sun Gold Tomato - F1 Hybrid Cherry Tomato

F1 Hybrid Cherry Tomato - Sun Gold Tomato

Sweet, irresistable flavor!

Flavorful, golden-orange cherry-sized fruits are borne on large clusters. It's very high sugar content makes it delicious as a poppable snack.
FVNT Disease Resistant
Uses: Wonderful in salads, as snacks, or in pasta dishes.
Days to Harvest: 57
Indeterminate (repeats harvest)

Sugary Tomato - Hybrid Oval shaped cherry Tomato

Hybrid Oval shaped cherry Tomato - Sugary Tomato

Huge yields provide plenty for salads or eating fresh. Great for patio containers.

2005 All American Selections winner. Very sweet cherry-sized fruit. Oval shaped, beautiful reddish pink color. Fruit is produced in clusters on high yielding semi-determinate vines. Produces fruit over a long period of time.
Days to Harvest: 60
Semi determinate (repeats harvest)

San Marzano Tomato - Heirloom Plum Tomato

Heirloom Plum Tomato - San Marzano Tomato

The world's sauciest tomatoes!

A classic plum-paste type tomato that produces clusters of elongated fruit. Excellent flavor & low in acidity. ‘San Marzano’ is an open-pollinated variety that breeds true from generation to generation, making seed saving practical for the home gardener.
Most famous plum tomato.
Uses: For authentic Italian sauces, pastes and drying.

Rutgers Tomato - Heirloom Tomato

Heirloom Tomato - Rutgers Tomato

This old favorite has proven itself to be highly productive.

Produces 4-6 oz. large, attractive fruits with thick solid flesh. This tomato has been around for quite a few years. Superior flavor - delicious in salads and unsurpassed for home canning.
Days to Harvest: 80-85
Indeterminate (repeats harvest)

Roma Tomato - Open Pollinated Tomato

Open Pollinated Tomato - Roma Tomato

This open-pollinated tomato is being improved every year.

Not considered an heirloom tomato. Also called the ‘Italian Paste’ tomato. Very few seeds. Sets a generous mid-season crop.
Vf1 Disease Resistant
Uses: Perfect fresh or for sauces, pastes, and soups.
Days to Harvest: 75
Determinate (one time harvest)

Pink Girl Tomato - Hybrid Tomato

Hybrid Tomato - Pink Girl Tomato

These low-acid pink tomatoes will produce throughout the summer.

8 oz tomatoes have a mild flavor and smooth skin that is crack-resistant. Very pleasant taste with just the right amount of sweetness.
VFt Disease Resistant.
Uses: Wonderful eaten fresh or cooked.
Days to Harvest: 76
Indeterminate (repeats harvest)

Patio Tomato - Patio Hybrid Tomato

Patio Hybrid Tomato - Patio Tomato

Like its name states, an excellent, delicious tomato for any sunny patio.

Compact 25 inch upright plants produce their fruits from the bottom of the plants. Vigorous and productive with 4 ounce deep oblate medium sized fruit. Very easy to grow.
Disease Resistant
Uses: Salads, cooked dishes and a good patio container plant
Days to Harvest: 70
Determinate (one time harvest)

Mr. Stripey Tomato - Heirloom Tomato

Heirloom Tomato - Mr. Stripey Tomato

A tasty treat for tomato-lovers!

‘Mr. Stripey’ produces mild, sweet-tasting fruit with a high sugar content. Can grow to over 1 lb. each. Pretty and luscious, the tomato has rich yellow undertones covered with pinkish-red striping. Mild low-acid flavor.
Uses: Excellent as a slicing tomato or for cooking.
Days to Harvest: 80
Indeterminate (repeats harvest)

Mortgage Lifter Tomato - Heirloom beefsteak Tomato

Heirloom beefsteak Tomato - Mortgage Lifter Tomato

This huge heirloom beefsteak consistently wins taste tests!

Developed in the 1930's by a gardener who helped pay off his mortgage by crossing ‘German Johnson’ and some Italian and English varieties, which came to be ‘Mortgage Lifter’. Very mild, delectable, sweet flavor and few seeds.
VFN Disease Resistant
Uses: Excellent for slicing and salads.
Days to Harvest: 80

Moby Tomato - Grape Tomato

Grape Tomato - Moby Tomato

A summer treat, delicious fresh from the vine.

Small, sweet-tasting clusters of bright red fruits are produced in abundance. Excellent in patio gardens. The oblong fruit grows 2-12” with a sweet, distinctive flavor. Fruit can be eaten right off the vine.
Uses: Great in salads or for snacking.
Days to Harvest: 70-75
Determinate (one time harvest)

Marglobe Tomato - Heirloom Tomato

Heirloom Tomato - Marglobe Tomato

This old-time favorite is great for containers.

The vines are loaded with globe-shaped, red, sweet-tasting 8-10 oz. solid tomatoes. A heavy producer for a bush-type tomato. Resists blossom-end-rot.
F Disease Resistant
Uses: Great for eating fresh or canning.
Days to Harvest: 75
Determinate (one time harvest)

Juliet Tomato - Hybrid Grape Tomato

Hybrid Grape Tomato - Juliet Tomato

All American Selection Winner that produces clusters of petite sweetie.

This hybrid is shaped like a mini plum with a sweet and juicy flavor. Crack resistant.
Disease Resistant
Uses: Great in salads, salsas, and sauces.
Days to Harvest: 60
Indeterminate (repeats harvest)

Jetstar Tomato - Hybrid Tomato

Hybrid Tomato - Jetstar Tomato

5 stars for reliability!

This low-acid tomato has large yields in the second season. Globe-shaped fruit grows to be 7-8oz. ‘Jetstar’ has a bright attractive color inside and out. Sturdy vines grow vigorously producing heavily on stakes or on the ground.
FV Disease Resistant
Uses: Great for eating fresh, cooking or canning.
Days to Harvest: 72

Husky Red Tomato - Hybrid Tomato

Hybrid Tomato - Husky Red Tomato

Grows only 50” tall, giving you more fruit in less space!

Big yields of very flavorful, 7 oz. tomatoes. Small enough to grow in a container with support.
VF Disease Resistant
Uses: Great in salads or sandwiches.
Days to Harvest: 65
Indeterminate (repeats harvest)

Health Kick Tomato - Hybrid Tomato

Hybrid Tomato - Health Kick Tomato

A breakthrough in breeding, this tomato is actually healthier for you!

Packed with the 50% more of the beneficial antioxidant lycopene! This prolific saladette produces a bountiful crop of 4 ounce, sweet red fruits.
VF Disease Resistant
Uses: Delicious in salads. The lycopene increases when cooked.
Days to Harvest: 75
Determinate (one time harvest)

Grape Tomato - Hybrid Tomato

Hybrid Tomato - Grape Tomato

The sweetest cherry tomato.

These sweet, long lasting grape-shaped tomatoes grow about 1” long and 3/4” wide. Crack-resistant and heat-tolerant.
Disease Resistant
Uses: A treat for eating fresh, in salads or as a garnish.
Days to Harvest: 60
Indeterminate (repeats harvest)

Early Girl Tomato - Hybrid Tomato

Hybrid Tomato - Early Girl Tomato

Bears fruit extremely early and continues longer than most varieties.

Produces large clusters of 5 oz. globe-shaped fruit. Lots of flavor and aroma.
VF Disease Resistant
Uses: Excellent for eating fresh, in salads or sandwiches
Days to Harvest: 59
Indeterminate (repeats harvest)

Celebrity Tomato - Hybrid Tomato

Hybrid Tomato - Celebrity Tomato

You can't go wrong with this All-American award winner!

Produces large, glossy 8-9 oz. fruit.
Vffnt Disease Resistant
Uses: Delicious in salads or cooked.
Days to Harvest: 72
Determinate (one time harvest)

Hybrid Tomato - Bush Champion Tomato

Bred to honor the 100th Anniversary of Ball Seed Company.

This American variety produces good yields of 12 oz. red tomatoes. ‘Bush Champion’ tomatoes are very meaty and flavorful. Grows in almost any type of climate.
VFFA Disease Resistant
Uses: A good variety for containers.
Days to Harvest: 70
Determinate (one time harvest)

Bush Champion II Tomato - Hybrid Tomato

Hybrid Tomato - Bush Champion II Tomato

A great improvement on an original hit!

This big and meaty fruit grows on compact plants that flower extra early. It resists Gray Leaf Spot and Alternaria well. This slicer produces 9-12 oz fruits.
VFFA Disease Resistant
Uses: A good variety for containers.
Days to Harvest: 65
Determinate (one time harvest)

Brandywine Tomato - Heirloom Tomato

Heirloom Tomato - Brandywine Tomato

You'll never find two of these popular heirlooms that look alike!

Produces very sweet, large, deeply lobed, slightly purplish-red fruit, weighing up to 1.5 lbs. Good yields over a long season.
Uses: Excellent fresh or cooked in sauces, pasta dishes or casseroles
Days to Harvest: 80
Indeterminate (repeats harvest)

Big Boy Tomato - Hybrid Tomato

Hybrid Tomato - Big Boy Tomato

One of the best sellers of all time!

Wonderful aroma and rich flavor and will grow to be 10-16 oz. Deep red with a firm, juicy interior with thick walls.
VFT Disease Resistant
Uses: Good in salads, sandwiches & sauces.
Days to Harvest: 78
Indeterminate (repeats harvest)

Big Beef Tomato - Hybrid Tomato

Hybrid Tomato - Big Beef Tomato

An All-American Selection!

Extra large, 10-12 oz. ruby red tomatoes are firm, juicy and highly flavored.
Vffna Disease Resistant.
Uses: Great for BLTs, burgers or in salads.
Days to Harvest: 75
Indeterminate (repeats harvest)

Better Bush Improved - Patio Hybrid Tomato

Patio Hybrid Tomato - Better Bush Improved

Luscious 4” tomatoes with a great juicy, garden fresh flavor.

Begins bearing fruit early and continues throughout the season. A great container tomato.
Vf. Disease Resistant.
Uses: Good for containers. Grows only about 4 ft.
Days to Harvest: 65
Indeterminate (repeats harvest)

Better Bush Cherry - F1 Hybrid Tomato

F1 Hybrid Tomato - Better Bush Cherry

One of the finest bush varieties on the market.

Bush type plant produces good yields of flavorful 4_ red tomatoes. Tomatoes are very sweet and meaty and have the “real tomato taste”. Very little need for staking.
Vf Disease Resistant
Uses: Good for containers.
Days to Harvest: 68
Determinate (one time harvest)

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What to Do in the Garden Right Now

Apr11th 201228 comments
What to Do in the Garden Right Now

It is a great time to plant trees and shrubs. We stock our nursery yards early so the trees and shrubs acclimate to our local climate and “break growth” naturally. You might see some damage to magnolia blossoms but this is the exception in a year like this. It won’t kill the plant, just some flowers. If by some freak of nature the weather DID kill a tree or shrub we have the one year guarantee so it’s on us. BTW: Remember to amend your soil when planting – it’s really important to give your plant a good start. Personally I recommend Mahoney...

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