Seed variety recommendations

Do you have a favorite variety of seed for any vegetable? What do you like and why and what climate do you grow it in?

"Bright Lights" chard - cheery colorful stuff that provides well from June to October. Even though it's just leaves, this one of my garden's biggest producers in terms of pounds per row-foot. Freezes nicely. Good lightly simmered and seasoned with salt and sesame oil. We never liked greens so much until we started growing it.
"Cream of the Crop" acorn squash - I needed a really short-season squash because I plant after squash borers have gone through. They'll kill a plant so fast I don't see them until it's all over, and I don't use poisons. Cream of the Crop produced remarkably and tastes great.
"Green Arrow" peas. What a lot of tasty peas! They grow neatly on tomato cages and are finished just when the tomatoes want their cages back.
I'm still looking for a favorite bush bean. Roma II is too furry and tastes overcooked before it's cooked, though they're quite prolific. Tendergreen seemed anything but tender. Any suggestions?
Kathy
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Of the bush types, Contender, Bountiful and Purple Queen are my favorites. A little more work, but even tastier is Mountain Halfrunner.
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My two favorite bush beans are Top Crop and Straight n' Narrow. Both are prolific and taste wonderful!
Regards, Bill

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Hi from Madison, IL...St Louis Area. Last year I planted some Martha Stewart Squash seeds from K Mart. They are yellow straightneck Butternuts. AWESOME!!!! They grew fast and produced at least 15-20 fruit each. They will get as big as an Alley Oop club but are most tasty about the size of a beer bottle. Give these bad boys plenty of room though...at least 3 feet in all directions. Good luck....Farmer Joe
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