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2019 VEGETABLE GARDEN SEED LIST

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BEANS

An ancient staple crop grown throughout North and South America. Sow bean seeds 1-2 inches deep in full sun, when danger of frost is past. Soaking for 1-2 hours before planting speeds germination. Beans will rot if soil is cold or very wet. Sow bush types 6-12 inches apart in beds; pole beans 6 inches apart in rows. Provide support for pole types. Harvest for snaps when pods are good-sized; keep snaps well-picked, as production slows as seed matures. Strings will develop in over-mature pods in any variety. For dry beans leave pods on the plants until dry, or pick when leathery, and dry indoors. Be sure to save a few heirloom bean seeds from your garden to plant next year!

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Blue Lake Bush 274 Bean

60 days. This dark-green bean has been a standard for over 40 years. The bush plants set heavy yields of flavorful pods that are tender and crisp. Developed in 1961 from the Pole Blue Lake.

Blue Lake Bush 274 Bean 40-60 seeds (BN119)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

 

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Borlotto Di Vigevano Nano

Bush, 60 days. These beautiful bush beans are a sensation at the farmers market and with local-food chefs. Grown primarily for the stunning pink and white seeds, which make superior shell beans. Can be used as a snap bean, as well. Straight, round pods splashed in red.

 

Borlotto Di Vigevano Nano 40 seeds (BN191)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

 

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Contender (Buff Valentine)

Bush, 50 days. A superb bush bean with huge yields of excellent-quality pods. Earlier than most others & perfect for market. Intro. 1949.

Contender Buff Valentine 40-60 seeds (BN102)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Dragon Tongue Bush Bean

Bush, 60 days. This famous Dutch heirloom bean has an incomparable flavor. The tender and superbly delicious 7” pods are yellow with amazing purple streaks! Also makes a tasty shelled bean. Popular with chefs and gourmets. Compact plants set high yields.

Dragon Tongue Bush Bean 40-60 seeds (BN126)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Landreth Stringless

Bush, 55 days. This meaty variety debuted in 1885. It is a flavorful, stringless bean and boasts heavy yields. The pods are medium green in color and a little over 5” long. The seeds are a rich chocolate or coffee brown. D. Landreth Seed Co., one of the oldest surviving American seed houses, proudly proclaimed it as a favorite; “one of the finest pod varieties for the home garden, market garden and canner.

Landreth Stringless 40-60 seeds (BN151)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Old Homestead

(Kentucky Wonder) Pole, 65 days. This homesteaders’ heirloom was first mentioned in The Country Gentleman magazine in 1864 under the name of Texas Pole. It was not until 1877 that it was introduced as Kentucky Wonder by James J.H. Gregory & Sons and has been popular ever since. It is a pole bean with 6”- 8” green pods that are very tender when cooked and have a great flavor. In 1896 Peter Henderson & Co. said, “This we regard as far ahead of any other green Pole Bean.” They also said it was 10 days earlier.

Old Homestead 40-60 seeds (BN105)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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Snow Cap Bean

Half-runner, 75 days. This very large, beautiful bean has a distinctive white half or cap, the other half being beige with barn-red and brown markings which it retains when cooked. Mild, earthy flavor complements the silky smooth texture.

Snow Cap Bean 40-60 seeds (BN147)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Tongues of Fire Bean

A delicious green bean that reputedly originated in Tierra del Fuego in South America, but extremely popular in Italy, where cooks like the beans’ subtle characteristic of picking up other flavors from a dish. Bush-type plants yield pods of green with flame-like red streaks, making great snaps; beans are light pinkish green with darker red mottling, reminiscent of the Cranberry Bean. Makes an outstanding baked bean.

Tongues of Fire Bean 40-60 seeds (BN141)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

 

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CARROTS

(Daucus carota) 800 seeds per packet. Carrots are originally from central Asia and they come in so many colors besides orange—purple and red types are actually the original ones! The tiny seed must be sown very shallow; to avoid drying out, especially when sown in hot weather, shade the seed bed or row with boards, paper, or something to exclude the hot sun and hold in moisture. Long-rooted types need a deep, mellow soil; in heavier soils, grow half-long or round types. Most of our varieties of heirloom carrots mature around 65-70 days from sowing. Early sowings can be made 2-3 weeks before spring’s last frost date. The tiny carrot seeds should be surface-sown and not covered, or covered only minimally, and kept uniformly moist until seedlings are strong. May be sown throughout spring and summer at 2-3 week intervals, until about a month before first frost in autumn. Deep, mellow, well-worked soil suits long types; half-longs and round types are better bets in heavier soils. Do try growing carrots—they are easy and rewarding!

 

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Berlicum 2 Carrot

Beautiful 8”, good-sized roots are extra-smooth, long and blunt-ended. A deep orange color with a fine carrot flavor makes this variety popular in the markets of Europe. Slender roots tend to stay tender and not get woody. A perfect variety for gourmet cooks and upscale markets.

Berlicum 2 Carrot 800 seeds (CR117)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Danvers 126 Half Long Carrot

70 days. The original Danvers Half Long dates back to the 1870s. This strain “126” was improved in the 1940s. The old standard American carrot, adaptable and dependable. Thick 7” roots have good flavor. Productive.

Danvers 126 Half Long Carrot 800 seeds (CR102)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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CORN

(Zea mays) The quintessential Native American crop, corn was a staple of indigenous peoples from South America to the Great Lakes. It’s believed to have been domesticated in Mexico, and may be of the world’s oldest agricultural crops. It’s best seeded directly into the garden, in good, rich, well-drained soil, right about the time of the last spring frost. Plant it in blocks rather than long narrow rows, to improve pollination. Corn can be very drought tolerant, but ears fill best when there is good soil moisture when tassels and silk first emerge. Harvest sweet corn when the kernels are full of milky-colored juice; allow other types to remain on the stalks until fully dry. All types of heirloom corn are grown the same way. At about the time of last frost in spring, plant heirloom corn seeds directly into the richest soil available, 1-2 inches deep. Whether planted in rows or beds, allow the corn plants up to about one square foot per plant, on average. Ears fill best when dry conditions are not allowed to prevail at tasseling time. Sweet corn is picked when milky juice is contained within the kernels; clear juice is immature, and chewiness means the ear is over-mature. Flour corn is left on the plant until thoroughly dry in the fall.

 

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Golden Bantam 12-Row Corn

Released in 1922 by the Clark Seed Company of Milford, Connecticut. Although developed from the original Golden Bantam, this is definitely an improved type—larger ears mean higher yields, and the golden yellow corn stays tender longer. Equally suitable for freezing and fresh eating, this variety was for decades the standard for home and market gardeners.

Golden Bantam 12-Row Corn 75 seeds (CN143)
  • Price $3.50
 

 

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Dorinny Sweet

75 days. Early season sweet corn that yields well in cool climates. Dorinny was originally a Canadian cross between Golden Bantam and Pickaninny. Received a Market Gardeners’ Award of Merit in 1936. Reliable even where soils are cool. Yellow kernels on 6-7” cobs offer old-fashioned sweet corn flavor. Plants reach 4-5 feet in height, usually yield two ears per plant. Grown in northern Maine by our friend, activist-farmer Jim Gerritsen.

Dorinny Sweet 75 seeds (CN153)
  • Price $3.50
 

 

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Fisher's Earliest Sweet Corn

Developed and selected 60 years ago by Ken Fisher of Belgrade, Montana, to grow in the cool and harsh conditions of the state. This sweet corn is sure to please almost anywhere! Vigorous, multi-colored 5-6’ stalks bear one ear per plant and have 10-12 rows with a golden hue. The ears have an excellent fill to the tip and husk coverage.

Fishers Earliest Sweet Corn 75 seeds (CN180)
  • Price $4.00
 

 

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Painted Mountain Corn

This corn is the very definition of rugged beauty! These incredibly tough plants were bred in the bitter cold mountains of Montana. They boast impressive cold hardiness, earliness, drought tolerance, and they thrive at high altitudes. Montana farmer, Dave Christensen, has dedicated his life’s work to naturally breeding a corn that will thrive in harsh conditions, and since the 1970s has sampled from over 70 open-pollinated varieties of corn to create painted mountain corn. These are old heirlooms grown by northern Native American tribes over thousands of years, as well as homesteaders from harsh northern climates. The bright color of the kernels indicate a high nutrient content, making it an excellent corn for decoration or for eating! Painted Mountain corn can be eaten fresh, ground, or roasted and makes a highly nutritious flour for muffins, johnny cakes, tortillas and chips!

Painted Mountain Corn 50 seeds (CN101)
  • Price $5.00
 

 

 

POPCORN

 

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Strawberry Popcorn

The popular, cute little ears look just like big strawberries, just 2”-3” long. The 4’ plants produce 2-4 ears each; great for fall decorations or making delicious popcorn.

Strawberry Popcorn 75 seeds (CN119)
  • Price $3.50
 

 

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Cochiti Pueblo Popcorn

A colorful popcorn from the Cochiti Pueblo people of northern New Mexico. This beautiful popcorn has been listed as a disappearing food in the Renewing America’s Food Traditions by Gary Paul Nabhan. The Pueblo people have been known as expert farmers since time immemorial, and popcorn is a favorite pueblo food. Husking the thick, 6-7 inch ears is like unwrapping a little present; each one is colorful and unique. 6-10 foot tall plants.

Cochiti Pueblo Corn 75 seeds (CN181)
  • Price $4.50
 

 

 

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CUCUMBERS

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Ancash Market Cucumber

Exclusive listing with Baker Creek! Collected in Chacas, Peru by the late pepper historian Jean Andrews. This landrace traces its ancestry to cucumbers brought from Spain in the 1500s. It's also known as Pepino Criollo Chacasino or Ancashino. It has been carefully selected for its resistance to pests and mildew. Grown in the cool climate of the high Andes, this cucumber is especially suited to cooler parts of the US and will remain productive all season if grown on trellises. The cucumbers are best when harvested 6 inches long.

Ancash Market Cucumber 10 seeds (WW127)
  • Price $4.00
 

 

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Boston Pickling Cucumber

An old heirloom dating back to 1880. Vigorous vines give large yields of smooth green fruit. It is excellent for pickles; very crisp and good quality. A very popular variety at the turn of the 20th century.

Boston Pickling Cucumber 25-35 seeds (CU105)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Early Fortune Cucumber

55 days. (Also called Special Dark Green) A super dependable garden cucumber, sweet and almost never bitter. Slicing-type fruit grows 7 to 8 inches long, 2 inches in diameter. Originally selected out of Davis Perfect (now believed extinct) by George Starr in Royal Oak, Michigan in 1906. Upon its release it was described as “the earliest and best white spine cucumber ever offered.”

Early Fortune Cucumber 25-35 seeds (CU176)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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Straight Eight Cucumber

50 days. All-America winner for 1935! Smooth, straight, deep green 8-inch fruit with rounded blunt ends. Early, vigorous and prolific; tolerates mosaic virus. A superb variety that has stood the test of time.

Straight Eight Cucumber 25-35 seeds (CU168)

  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Tendergreen Burpless Cucumber

 55 days. Burpless slicing type, free from bitterness, that has been popular for over 80 years! Fruit is medium-dark green, 7-12 inches in length, and quite plump and smooth compared to Japanese long slicing types. Excels as a slicer because each fruit yields so many slices of uniform diameter, but the tender skin makes great pickles as well. Tolerates cool soil and excessive moisture better than many, as well as downy mildew and mosaic virus. An all-together superior sort!

Tendergreen Burpless Cucumber 25-35
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Marketmore 76 Cucumber

70 days. Dark green, 8”-9” fruit; great slicer! Good yields! Excellent flavor. A real standard for superb eating cukes.


Marketmore 76 Cucumber 25-35 seeds (CU101)

  • Price $2.50
 

 

 

 

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EGGPLANT

(Solanum melongena and others) 25-35 seeds per packet. We offer the best selection of quality heirloom eggplants in the USA. This is my favorite crop, as it is easy to grow, and the fruit is nutritious and incredibly delicious. Another of the great staple agricultural crops of India, eggplant varieties have long been appreciated in traditional communities in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Mediterranean coast, and, more recently, the Americas. With their often large and showy purple or white blooms and velvety leaves, eggplants are ornamental enough to grow in the border or even in the front yard! Heat-loving plants, eggplants are best started indoors about 8 weeks before the last frost date of spring. Be sure to set out transplants only after carefully hardening them to outdoor conditions, and only after warm weather has really arrived.

 

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Black Beauty Eggplant

90 days. Standard old type, large black fruit of excellent quality. Very tasty but is lower yielding and much later than many types and needs a long season.

Black Beauty Eggplant 25-35 seeds (EG113)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

 

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GREENS

All are to be grown in reasonably moist, fertile soil. Cress, Corn Salad, and Arugula should be sown in place in late winter through mid-spring and harvested before hot weather, or in early fall for a late fall harvest. Mustard greens may be grown in the same way, but often give a harvest well into the summer heat. Collards may be started indoors and set out as transplants 2-4 weeks before last frost date in spring for a summer harvest. Or direct seed in the garden anytime until mid-summer for a fall harvest. A miscellany of crops is offered here. Each is unique; some are warm-growers, others revel in very cool weather. What they all have in common is their diversity of flavors and textures—too good to miss!

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Collards - Georgia Southern (Creole)

(B. oleracea) A great old southern favorite, pre-1880 heirloom that has a good resistance to heat and cold. Great for the South, but also good up North. A real producer with a huge yield that is very tasty and flavorful.

Collards - Georgia Southern Creole 250 seeds (OG109)
  • Price $2.00
 

 

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Mustard Greens Southern Giant Curled

(B. juncea) Large, upright plants with crumpled leaves that have a delicious mustard taste; slow to bolt and very easy to grow. An old heirloom from the Southern U.S. and makes a mighty swell mess of greens.

Mustard Greens Southern Giant Curled 200-600 (OG110)
  • Price $2.25
 

 

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MELON

(Cucumis melo) We have heirloom melons that can mature in almost any climate. Try some of these sweet & juicy varieties this year and enjoy a taste trip into your past... enjoy the flavor!

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Golden Jenny Melon

An outstanding golden meated version of Jenny Lind, developed by long time friend and master seed saver, Merl Neidens. Short vines just go wild producing these succulent, sweet 2 lb. beauties. Give this one a try at upscale markets. Early and productive.

Golden Jenny Melon 25-50 seeds (AML133)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Hearts of Gold Melon

85 days. An orange fleshed muskmelon dating back to around 1890. Quality 2-3 lb. netted fruit with firm, sweet, tasty flesh; one of the first "modern type" melons. It was once very popular.

Hearts of Gold Melon 25-50 seeds (AML115)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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OKRA

(Abelmoschus esculentus) This African native and staple of the Deep South really thrives on heat! Slaves from Angola called okra “ngumbo” which became gumbo, a popular name for several okra dishes to this day. Soak seeds overnight to speed germination. Plant directly outdoors when soil temperature is 70-75 degrees. Plant 2-3 seeds in rows 10-12 inches apart. Most heirloom okra varieties are large plants; allow plenty of space. Pick pods at no larger than 3-4 inches to keep them from going to seed. Pick often. 

 

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Bowling Red Okra

Lovely plants that grow 7’-8’ tall and have deep red stems. The great-tasting pods are long and thin, being quite tender even when longer than most. This heirloom has been grown by the Bowling family of Virginia since at least the 1920s.

Bowling Red Okra 30-75 seeds (OK120)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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Burgundy Okra

55 days. Pods are a beautiful, deep red, and stems are also red. Very tender and delicious. Ornamental; tasty.

Burgundy Okra 30-75 seeds (OK102)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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Burmese Okra

We are proud to offer this heirloom variety from Burma (Myanmar). Large pods are tender, spineless, and finely flavored. The plants start yielding early, and production lasts until frost.

Burmese Okra 30-75 seeds (OK111)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Clemson Spineless Okra

60 days. Plant is spineless; tasty green pods, best picked small. Developed in 1939. Still a standard in many home gardens.

Clemson Spineless Okra 30-75 seeds (OK103)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Jing Orange Okra

60 days. Our favorite Okra! Lovely pods are a deep reddish-orange and are quite colorful. This Asian variety produces lots of flavorful 6” -8” pods early, even in dry conditions. An exciting new variety that is unique and beautiful. One of the most tender we offer.

Jing Orange Okra 30 seeds (OK126)
  • Price $3.50
 

 

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Perkin's Long Pod Okra

Very green, extra-large pods are tender and delicious, the perfect okra for canning and gumbo. Vigorous and productive plants are 5’ in height; an old favorite.

Perkins Long Pod Okra 30-75 seeds (OK108)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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PEAS

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Laxton's Progress No. 9 Garden Pea

A popular heirloom pea for home gardeners. Large pods are produced on hardy, productive vines with sweet and delicious peas.

Laxtons Progress No 9 Garden Pea 75 seeds (GP105)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Lincoln Garden Pea

 An old-time pea introduced in 1908. High-yielding and tasty, this pea does better than many in warmer weather. The tightly-filled pods are easy to shell, and compact vines are a good choice for small gardens.

Lincoln Garden Pea 75 seeds (GP104)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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PEPPERS

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HOT PEPPERS

(Capsicum annuum, C. baccatum, C. frutescens, C. pubescens) Native to the Americas, peppers come in thousands of varieties, many unusual flavors, and all shapes and sizes. We offer a stunning selection of types of hot pepper seeds. Heirloom peppers are usually more flavorful than the modern type peppers, and most give huge yields. They are one of the easiest crops to grow, and are not much bothered by pests. Heirloom pepper seeds are usually started indoors two months before the last frost date of spring for eventual transplanting outdoors.

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Anaheim Pepper

80 days. Delicious mildly-hot flavor, excellent for roasting or frying; good yields of very large chili peppers.

Anaheim Pepper 25 seeds (HPP103)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Carolina Reaper Hot Pepper

120 days. Believed to be the hottest pepper in the world, the Carolina Reaper is a serious scorcher! For those extreme pepper eaters, Carolina Reaper is a must. For those less adventurous, they make a great conversation piece in the garden. These devious little peppers are fiery red with a little scythe shaped tail at the base of many fruit, hence the name reaper. The heat rating on these monsters can be over 1,500,000 Scovilles; in comparison the spicy habanero is a mere 100,000 Scovilles!

Carolina Reaper Hot Pepper 10 seeds (HPP219)
  • Price $5.00
 

 

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Cayenne Long Thin Pepper

 Slender, long peppers turn bright red and are very hot. The 2’ plants are vigorous and quite productive. Very popular for drying and using as a spice; also used medicinally. This heirloom has been popular for many years.

Cayenne Long Thin Pepper 25 seeds (HPP117)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Chinese 5 Color Pepper

Screaming-hot little peppers turn a rainbow of vibrant colors, from purple, cream, yellow, orange to red as they ripen. Need I say ornamental? The plants are great for containers inside. Just pick a few any time to liven up your salsa.

Chinese 5 Color Pepper 15 seeds (HPP121)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

 

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Craig's Grande Jalapeno Pepper

A big, fat jalapeno that is perfect for making lots of salsa. Perfect for anyone who loves jalapenos. It has thick, flavorful, hot flesh. Developed at Redwood City Seeds. We love this one!

Craigs Grande Jalapeno Pepper 25 seeds (HPP150)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Tabasco Pepper

(C. frutescens) 90 days. This famous heirloom was introduced into Louisiana in 1848 and became the main ingredient in Tabasco Pepper Sauce. This pepper is very hot and has a delicious flavor. The plants grow up to 4’ tall and are covered with small, thin peppers. Needs a warm summer or can be grown as a potted plant. Fruit ripens from green to orange, then red.

Tabasco Pepper 25 seeds (HPP106)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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Tam Jalapeno Pepper

70 days. A very tasty, mild Jalapeno-type, with the same delicious flavor but a lot less heat. Great yields.


Tam Jalapeno Pepper 25 seeds (HPP104)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

 

Chili de Arbol

Seeds Raised at Presidential Gardens by Dale Collins

 

The Chile de árbol is (Spanish for tree chili).  We simply call it "The Pepper Tree" and have raised them for years here at Presidential Gardens in Conway Arkansas.  I was introduced to the Chili de arbol "The Pepper Tree" at the Baker Creek Spring Festival by Clyde Majerus and have raised them ever since.  One of the most beautiful sights to behold is Pepper Tree with anywhere from a hundred to three hundred bright red peppers on it.  I have kept these alive for several years now keeping them over the winter months in our home and in later years in our greenhouse.  They just keep growing and putting out bright red peppers that have a medium heat and a smoky type flavor.  They are very good in chili or in salsa.  Chili de arbol will ad heat to your cooking and color to your garden.  They are a native pepper plant from Mexico and will live several years if taken care of inside during the winter months.  They must be sown indoors six to eight weeks before the last spring frost to reach a mature size by planting time.  They mature from green to red and can be eaten fresh, dried and ground up into powder. They are a favorite as dried chiles and they are often used to decorate wreaths because they do not lose their red color after dehydration.

 

70 - 80 days. A very tasty, mild Cayenne type, with a delicious smoky flavor with mild heat. Great yields.  100 - 300 per crop is possible.

Chili de arbol pepper 25 seeds (PG001)
  • Price $4.00
 

 


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SWEET PEPPERS

(Capsicum annuum) Native to the Americas, peppers come in thousands of varieties, many unusual flavors, and all shapes and sizes. Heirloom peppers are often more flavorful than the modern-types, and most give huge yields. They are one of the easiest crops to grow, and are not much bothered by pests. All types of peppers are frost-tender, and are usually started indoors several weeks before the last frost date, although they may be direct-seeded in gardens in long-season climates. Set transplants out after warm weather has really settled. Peppers prefer rich and moist soil and full sun, although they will tolerate some shade, and some, especially C. frutescens, actually prefer a break from hot summer sun. Most types can be used green or ripe, and hot types tend to become more pungent when fully ripened in hotter conditions.

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Banana Pepper

60 days. We're thrilled to offer this classic, sweet wax pepper that has been grown by generations of gardeners. Sleek, tapered fruits reaching 6-7" long, to 2" wide and are a translucent ivory color when immature, ripening quickly to stunning red-orange. Superb in pickles or stuffed, in salads, and more. A treasure!

Banana Pepper 25 seeds (PP183)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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California Wonder Pepper

70 days. The standard green bell pepper. A nice size with very good yield; a popular old-time variety.

California Wonder Pepper 25 seeds (PP106)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Chocolate Beauty Pepper

70 days. Blocky, medium to large, green, 3-4 lobed fruit ripens to a rich chocolate-brown. The green fruit is good, but is spectacular when fully ripe--crisp, juicy, and very sweet! Productive enough to make a good variety for market growers, and so early!

Chocolate Beauty Pepper 25 seeds (PP172)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Cubanelle Sweet Pepper

Also known as “Cuban pepper”, the Cubanelle is a variety of sweet pepper commonly used in Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican cuisine. Many cooks prefer it to bell types. Sweet Cubanelle peppers can sometimes be slightly hot, but with only a touch of heat. This 6-8” pepper is prized for its sweet, mild flesh, rich flavor, and pretty colors. The thin-walled pepper is especially suited for quick cooking and has a low water content. Best picked when yellow-green for use in roasting, stuffing, as a pizza topping, for frying, a substitute for Anaheim peppers, or in a yellow mole sauce, and is one of the traditional ingredients in sofrito. They can also be left to mature and harvested when bright orange-red. In the garden, in addition to their famed taste and colors, the Cubanelle peppers are also known for their unique, imperfectly curled, wrin

Cubanelle Sweet Pepper 25 seeds (PP115)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Golden Cal Wonder Pepper

 78 days. Colorful golden bells that are very sweet and tasty. Gold peppers are superb for fresh eating; great for kitchen or market gardens. The productive plants produce early and are good for the North.

Golden Cal Wonder Pepper 25 seeds (PP108)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Orange Bell Pepper

Super sweet, brilliant orange fruit is blocky and good-sized with thick flesh that is flavorful and among the best tasting of all peppers. Plants produce large yields of this most magnificent pepper.

Orange Bell Pepper 25 seeds (PP137)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Ozark Giant Pepper

 What a pepper! This variety produces huge, long bell peppers that have delicious, thick flesh. They start out green and turn bright red. Very productive plants and great flavor will make this old Ozark variety a favorite.

Ozark Giant Pepper 25 seeds (PP154)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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RADISHES

 

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Early Scarlet Globe Radish

22 days. The classic round red radish. Crisp white flesh is mild and tasty. Has better warm weather tolerance than many.

Early Scarlet Globe Radish 200-500 seeds (RD111)
  • Price $2.25
 

 

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Saxa 2 Radish

Popular European radish that matures in just 18 days; wow, they are quick! The earliest radish we have grown. Bright red, smooth, round, perfect globes are crisp and delicious. Pretty and productive. Ready when tops are just 4” tall!

Saxa 2 Radish 200-500 seeds (RD130)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Pink Beauty Radish

 29 days. A beautiful, round, pink radish that has become hard to find. It is sweet and tasty. Popular at specialty markets; a must for all radish growers! Wonderful and unique.

Pink Beauty Radish 200-500 seeds (RD109)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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SUMMER SQUASH

Many of these are also used for winter too! The species is C. pepo on all summer squash varieties listed here, unless otherwise noted. Summer Squash are grown for immature fruits which can be harvested all summer long. It's usually best to plant summer squash seeds right where they will be growing in the garden, at about the time of the last frost of spring, although they may be started earlier indoors and transplanted later, if handled carefully.

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Early Prolific Straightneck Squash

50 days. AAS Winner from 1938, uniform lemon-yellow, club-shaped fruit; firm flesh is of excellent quality, tasty.

Early Prolific Straightneck Squash 20 seeds (SSQ115)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Crookneck-Early Golden Summer Squash

50 days. An old favorite heirloom, this is one of the oldest types of squash dating back to pre-Columbus times and has been popular ever since. Easy to grow and good tasting.

Crookneck-Early Golden Summer Squash 20 seeds (SSQ116)
  • Price $2.50
 

 


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Zucchini Black Beauty Squash

50 days. The classic dark-green summer squash that has made modern zucchini of this type popular. Introduced in the U.S. markets in the 1920s, and seed companies started listing it in the 1930s. Delicious fried or baked; best picked young.

Zucchini Black Beauty Squash 20 seeds (SSQ120)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Zucchini Fordhook Squash

57 days. Classic, cylindrical, dark-green straight to slightly curved zucchinis. Tender, creamywhite flesh freezes well. Vigorous and productive bush plants.

Zucchini Fordhook Squash 20 seeds (SSQ139)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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Zucchini Golden Squash

Slender fruit is bright golden-yellow. They are as delicious as they are attractive; bush plants.

Zucchini Golden Squash 20 seeds (SSQ118)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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WINTER SQUASH

Harvest in autumn when skins are too tough to be easily punctured with a thumbnail.

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Butternut Rogosa Violina "Gioia" Squash

(C. moschata) 100 days. An Italian Butternut-type squash, these have a violin shape and wrinkled tan skin. The flesh is deep orange and sweet, perfect for desserts, roasting, stuffing and baking. WONDERFUL!

Butternut Rogosa Violina Gioia Squash 20-35 seeds (SQ153)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Butternut-Orange Squash

(C. moschata) A delicious and beautiful butternut squash, highly prolific with an orange rind. Used in savory soups, sweet desserts, side dishes or cut into medallions and fried. Loaded with beta-carotene. 110 days.

Butternut-Orange Squash 20 seeds (SQ321)
  • Price $4.00
 

 

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Connecticut Field Pumpkin

(C. pepo) 100 days. The heirloom pumpkin of the New England settlers and Indians, several hundred years old. Golden fruit weigh about 20 lbs each. This is a truly old variety; can be used for pies; the traditional American pumpkin.

Connecticut Field Pumpkin 20-35 seeds (SQ129)

  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Rouge Vif D' Etampes Pumpkin

(C. maxima) Rouge Vif D’Etampes pumpkin is a highly ornamental variety. Its stunning color and unique shape make it fit for a fairy tale. This classic heirloom was mentioned by famous French seed house, Vilmorin, as the most popular pumpkin in Parisian markets of the 1880s. The name translates to “Vivid red from Etampes” a nod to the medieval town just south of Paris where it was grown for market. W. Atlee Burpee was the first to introduce Rouge Vif D’Etampes to U.S. gardeners in 1883. The attractive shape and color make this a phenomenal decoration for autumn displays. More than just a pretty pumpkin, this variety is the standard for French soup stocks. The fruit can reach up to 20 pounds a piece and will store well, keeping nutritious squash on the menu all winter long.

Rouge Vif D Etampes Pumpkin 20-35 (SQ118)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Sucrine Du Berry Squash

(C. moschata) 100 days. A famous, old, traditional variety from the heart of France. It has a sweet, musky fragrance and a delicious, sweet flesh that is used in jams, soups, and many French recipes. Small 3-5 lb. fruit is perfect for roasting and have deep orange flesh. Oblong, bell-shaped fruit is tannish-orange in color when mature. We are happy to introduce this flavorful variety to America.

Sucrine Du Berry Squash 20-35 seeds (SQ171)
  • Price $4.00
 

 

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TOMATOES

(Lycopersicon lycopersicum) This crop, native to the Americas, has become the most popular garden crop over the last 200 years. We offer an amazing selection of many of the finest old varieties in lots of delicious colors! A few heirloom varieties have plants that don't get quite so large. Called "determinate" varieties, these get to a certain size and then set all their fruit more or less at once. Determinates may be a better choice where tomatoes are grown in a very small garden, or in containers. All varieties are believed to be 'indeterminate' (long vines), unless specified 'determinate' (short vines). The best tasting varieties tend to be indeterminate, as most of ours are unless otherwise noted.Start seeds indoors in small pots or cell packs. Germination temperature is 80 degrees. Do not allow the plants to get root bound in the pots. Start your seeds 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Transplant into large pots or garden after last frost date. Plants should be 2 ½ -3 feet apart.  

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Brad's Atomic Grape Tomato

Our Favorite tomato! 75 days. Elongated, large cherries in clusters. The color (and flavor!) is a full-blown assault on the senses—lavender and purple stripes, turning to technicolor olive-green, red, and brown/blue stripes when fully ripe. Really wild! Fruit holds well on the vine or off, making this amazing variety a good candidate for market growers. Olive green interior is blushed with red when dead-ripe. Crack-resistant fruit is extraordinarily sweet! Wispy foliage looks delicate but belies these plants’ rugged constitution and high productivity. This release from Wild Boar Farms won best in show at the 2017 National Heirloom Expo! These range some in size from a large grape to plum-sized. AMAZING!

Brads Atomic Grape Tomato 15 seeds (TX133)
  • Price $4.50
 

 

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Black Beauty Tomato

World’s Darkest Tomato--The darkest tomato we know of! A dark, meaty, very rich-fleshed tomato with extreme anthocyanin expression (same antioxidant in blueberries and blackberries). So dark that some tomatoes turn solid blue-black on the skin. Deep red flesh is among the best tasting of all tomatoes. Rich, smooth and savory with earthy tones. Hangs well on the vine and stores very well, and the flavor improves with room-temperature storage. Our own Dave Kaiser tasted it at the 2015 National Heirloom Exposition and proclaimed it as the BEST tomato he had ever eaten!

Black Beauty Tomato 25 seeds (TX125)
  • Price $5.00
 

 

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Barry's Crazy Cherry Tomato

75 days. Pale yellow cherries are delicious, and grow on some of the largest clusters known! Sweet fruits are oval, each with a tiny “beak” at the blossom end. Flavor is good, the fruits keep well, and the sight of the 40- to 60-fruit trusses on the large plants is positively mind-boggling. A stunning new Wild Boar Farms release.

Barrys Crazy Cherry Tomato 10 seeds (TX130)
  • Price $4.00
 

 

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Dad's Sunset Tomato

90 days. The perfect orange tomato! Large 10 oz. fruit is very smooth, uniform, and a beautiful, glowing orange in color. It keeps very well. One of the best flavored tomatoes we have tried.

Dads Sunset Tomato 25 seeds (TO103)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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Yellow Brandywine Tomato

90 days. Superbly rich and delicious-tasting large fruit. The golden variety gives good yields and, in our opinion, the fruit is better tasting than Pink Brandywine. Large potato-leaf plants are very sturdy and deep green. This heirloom is delicious any way you eat it!

Yellow Brandywine Tomato 25 seeds (TO102)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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Brandywine Tomato

 Sudduth's Strain. 80 days. The most popular heirloom vegetable! A favorite of many gardeners, large fruit with superb flavor. A great potato-leafed variety from 1885! Beautiful pink fruit up to 1½ lbs each!

Brandywine Tomato 25 seeds (TK115)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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Henderson's Pink Ponderosa Tomato

85 days. Huge size, some over 2 lbs; a meaty pink-red beefsteak introduced by Peter Henderson & Co. in 1891, and the most famous of their varieties. In 1903 their catalog said “Quality Beyond Praise, Rich and meaty-sliced. Thick and delicious canned.” Still popular with gardeners.

Hendersons Pink Ponderosa Tomato 25 seeds (TK107)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

 

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German Lunchbox Tomato

70-80 days. This heirloom was brought into the seed store a few years ago by a local gentleman who had been saving this tomato for many years. His family brought this variety to the U.S. when they immigrated here. The fruit is the size of a small egg, vibrant pink, sugar sweet, and begging to be eaten. Perfectly sized for salads or putting in the lunchbox! A favorite!

German Lunchbox Tomato 25 seeds (TK129)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

 

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Cherokee Purple Tomato

 80 days. An old Cherokee Indian heirloom, pre-1890 variety; beautiful, deep, dusky purple-pink color, superb sweet flavor, and very-large-sized fruit. Try this one for real old-time tomato flavor. Our favorite dark tomato and one of our best selling varieties.

Cherokee Purple Tomato 25 seeds (TP101)

  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Paul Robeson Tomato

90 days. This famous tomato has almost a cult following among seed collectors and tomato connoisseurs, who simply cannot get enough of this variety’s amazing flavor that is so distinctive, sweet, and smoky. 7 to 10-oz fruit is a red-brick color. Named in honor of the famous black opera singer, star of King Solomon’s Mines, 1937. Paul Robeson, an American, was also a Russian Equal Rights Advocate for Blacks. This Russian variety was lovingly named in his honor. We are proud to offer such a wonderful variety.

Paul Robeson Tomato 25 seeds (TP110)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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True Black Brandywine Tomato

80-90 days. Potato leaf. This fine variety was sent to us by our friend, famed seed collector and food writer, William Woys Weaver, of Pennsylvania. It was passed down to him from his Quaker grandfather’s collection dating back to the 1920s. As to its history, Will states “The ‘true’ Black Brandywine was bred sometime in the late 1920s by Dr. Harold E. Martin (1888-1959), a dentist turned plant breeder who is best remembered today for his famous pole lima with huge seeds. Dr. Martin lived in Westtown, PA, only a few miles from my grandfather’s place in West Chester, and the two were gardening buddies. It was through that connection that his grandfather managed to wheedle seed out of the good doctor, as well as the details on how he created it. Dr. Martin always had a high opinion of his plant creations and did not like to share them. He charged 25 cents a seed for his lima, unheard of in those days. And he never released his Black Brandywine to a seed company, nor did he share it with many people, so I am fairly certain it never circulated among growers like his popular lima bean. According to my grandfather, Black Brandywine was a controlled cross between Brandywine and the original brown Beefsteak tomato otherwise known as Fejee Improved. Fejee Improved is probably extinct.” We thank Will for entrusting us with this great-tasting tomato that is extra large in size and full of the deep, earthy and sweet flavor that has made blackish-purple tomatoes so popular. Some fruits tended to crack, but the yield was heavy, and the plants were vigorous and did well in our hot Missouri summer. Superior for salsa and cooking. We enjoyed these all summer, both fresh and in countless recipes. A great home garden variety that will surely become a favorite.

True Black Brandywine Tomato 25 seeds (TP114)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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Amish Paste Tomato

80 days. Many seed savers believe this is the ultimate paste tomato. Giant, blocky, Roma type tomatoes have delicious red flesh that is perfect for paste and canning. It has world-class flavor and comes from an Amish community in Wisconsin.

Amish Paste Tomato 25 seeds (TM126)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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Bonny Best Tomato

The famous old canning tomato that was selected out of Chalk’s Early Jewel by one George W. Middleton and introduced in 1908 by Walter P. Stokes seed house. It became one of the most respected canning varieties in America in the first half of the twentieth century. Medium-sized fruit is round, red, meaty and loaded with flavor. A good producer that makes a fine slicer too. Becoming hard to find due to modern, flavorless hybrids.

Bonny Best Tomato 25 seeds (TM181)

  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Classic Beefsteak Tomato

The classic beefsteak tomato of yesteryear is back! Massive fruit, easily reaching 1- 2lbs has deep red flesh and good old-fashioned tomato flavor. These are the tomatoes that grandma grew, meaty and firm, perfect on sandwiches or served straight up with a pinch of salt. A particularly good producer in the Northeast, but well adapted to the entire U.S. as well. Scientists recently determined that Beefsteak’s massive fruit was originally caused by a chance mutation. This happy accident created a much larger tomato. Spanish conquistador, Hernan Cortez brought samples of a larger, flattened tomato back to Europe. Thick slices of this bloody red tomato resemble a slice of raw beef, hence the name ‘beefsteak’.

Classic Beefsteak Tomato 25 seeds (TM111)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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Roma Tomato

75 days. Determinate. A quality paste variety with very thick flesh. A popular old favorite; good yields.

Roma Tomato 25 seeds (TM110)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Rutgers Tomato

60-100 days. Determinate. Good for canning, also excellent fresh; large red 8-oz globes. Good yields and flavor, large vines. A fine New Jersey heirloom.

Rutgers Tomato 25 seeds (TM102)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Sub-Arctic Plenty or World's Earliest Tomato

50 days. Determinate. One of the very earliest tomatoes, the compact plants produce lots of 2-oz red fruit. One of the best for cool conditions and will set fruit in lower temperatures than most. It has even been grown in the Southern Yukon. Developed by Dr. Harris, Beaverlodge Research Station, Alberta, Canada.

Sub-Arctic Plenty or Worlds Earliest Tomato 25 seeds (TM130)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Tommy Toe Tomato

 75 days. (Also known as Steakhouse) Vigorous plants produce hundreds of small, 1-inch cherries, unfazed by heat and humidity. The flavor is very good, not exactly sweet but with an old-fashioned, full, complex flavor. Originated in the Ozarks around 1900, but also exceedingly popular in Australia—two ostensibly English- speaking regions where puns, apparently, are popular as well.

Tommy Toe Tomato 25 seeds (TM246)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Jujube Cherry Tomato

75 days. Here is a wonderful red grape tomato from our friend, Reinard Kraft, of Germany. Fruit is produced in long clusters, each one being about the size and shape of a jumbo olive. The crisp fruit is delightfully refreshing and is perfect for snacking.

Jujube Cherry Tomato 25 seeds (TM193)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Pantano Romanesco Tomato

75 days. A Roman heirloom that was sent to us by Mr. Barbetti, from Italy. The fruit is large and deep red, with almost a purple tint. The flesh is very rich, flavorful, and juicy. An excellent tomato for home and market gardeners; very rare and delicious.

Pantano Romanesco Tomato 25 seeds (TM127)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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Minibel Tomato

65 days. Determinate. Bite-sized fruit is sweet and flavorsome. Tiny ornamental plants reach only to about a foot in height and require no support. Covered in tasty little tomatoes. Excellent choice for containers, pots or hanging baskets; pretty enough for the patio or deck. So cute!

Minibel Tomato 25 seeds (TM248)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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Yellow Pear Tomato

80 days. Very sweet, 1½” yellow, pear-shaped fruit has a mild flavor, and are great for fresh eating or for making tomato preserves. Very productive plants are easy to grow. One of the first tomatoes I grew as a child.

Yellow Pear Tomato 25 seeds (TY122)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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TURNIPS

(B. rapa) European crop, used for its leaves, roots, occasionally blossoms, and as a fodder crop since at least Roman times. Turnips are under-appreciated by todays gardeners, but, properly grown, they make a superb storage crop for use through the winter. They should be direct-sown in ordinary garden soil, well-worked and free of stones, about two months prior to first frost of autumn. Thin to stand 6 inches apart; thinnings may be used as greens. Roots are ready in from 35-70 days, depending upon the variety, and may be stored in the fridge, an unheated garage, root cellar, or right in the ground, if properly mulched.

 

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Purple Top White Globe Turnip

A popular market variety, heirloom (pre-1880), productive and easy to grow; giant roots. Skin is purple-white.


Purple Top White Globe Turnip 600 seeds (TN103)
  • Price $2.25
 

 


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WATERMELON

 

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Carolina Cross 180 Watermelon

90 days. One of the largest types we sell--oblong fruit has reached over 200 lbs! Bright red flesh is sweet and remarkably fine-grained for such a large melon. Needs a long hot summer to reach its full potential. Grow this one for bragging rights!

Carolina Cross 180 Watermelon 15 seeds (WM199)
  • Price $4.50
 

 

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Crimson Sweet Watermelon

85 days. AAS Winner from 1964, very popular. Crisp and sweet, medium-red flesh, mild flavor. A good producing type that is still quite popular.

Crimson Sweet Watermelon 25-35 seeds (WM115)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Sugar Baby Watermelon

79 days. The most popular icebox-sized melon among gardeners! Early, 6 to 10-lb melons are great for the North and have sweet, deep red flesh. These also do well in the tropics.

Sugar Baby Watermelon 25-35 seeds (WM132)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Wilson's Sweet Watermelon

80 days. Very unique spotted rind, with very crisp, sweet red flesh that bursts with rich, old-time watermelon flavor! One of the best melons I’ve tried in the last few years. Truly a winner! It used to be grown commercially, and was offered by several seed companies in the 1960s, but has since become nearly extinct. A great variety for home and market gardeners, as it produces 15-to 20 lb fruit that keeps well.

Wilsons Sweet Watermelon 25 seeds (WM161)
  • Price $3.50
 

 

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Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon

90 days. A longtime Southern favorite, thought to have been developed in Georgia in the 1830's. Its stripes resemble those of a Rattlesnake, hence the name. Sweet, light crimson-colored flesh and large size. Used as a shipping melon; a great old variety.

Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon 25-35 seeds (WM113)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

 

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Orangeglo Watermelon

85 days. Beautiful, deep orange flesh; very sweet, excellent, almost tropical flavor! The best-tasting of ALL orange varieties we tried—the favorite of many who tried it at our place. High yields. Very resistant to wilt and insects; strong healthy vines. These will sell at roadside stands and markets! Introduced by Willhite Seed Co. prior to 1965.

Orangeglo Watermelon 25 seeds (WM127)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

 

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PRESIDENTIAL GARDENS

2019 FLOWER SEED LIST

 

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FLOWER SEEDS

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CACTUS

Cacti Mixed

Formula mix featuring diverse plant habits, flower forms and colors. Fascinating subjects for houseplant or greenhouse. Cacti are usually slow growers and very long-lived in suitable conditions. (Caution: contains a number of species, some of which may be poisonous. Do not take internally.)

Cacti Mixed 25 seeds (FL909)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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ANNUAL COCKSCOMB & CELOSIA

 

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Dwarf Coral Garden Mix Cockscomb

(Celosia cristata) Beautiful color on short, plants; these can produce large heads that sometimes reach 8” across, although they vary. A perfect bedding plant that adds vibrant colors to any garden; even the smallest can fit in a few of these.

Dwarf Coral Garden Mix Cockscomb 125 seeds (FL266)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Tornado Red Cockscomb

Massive 8-12 inch magenta heads teeter atop tall plants with lush foliage. The large dense combs have brilliant garnet and violet tones that shimmer in the back border or as a large focal point in arrangements. With dwarf cockscomb dominating the market in recent years, it can be difficult to find tall varieties. Tornado red proudly stands 2 feet tall, and will bloom from late spring until fall frost. A stunning variety that hold its rich, crushed velvet color when cut.

Tornado Red Cockscomb 30 seeds (FL274)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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COLEUS

 

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Rainbow Floral Strain Mix Coleus

This old-fashioned plant is perfect for any shady spot. The heart-shaped leaves come in many bright colors, great for containers and borders. This plant evokes the spirit of Victorian gardens. Start inside and don’t cover seeds. Leaves are cooked in some Asian cultures.

Rainbow Floral Strain Mix Coleus 100 seeds (FL225)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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FOUR O'CLOCK'S

 

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Marbles Mixed Four O'Clocks

(Mirabilis jalapa) Extravagant mixture contains all of the various colors and patterns of the “Marbles” series! Yellows, reds, oranges, and whites, each flower uniquely striped and splashed with contrasting hues. (Caution: Contact with skin may cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals. All parts of plant are toxic. Do not take internally. )

Marbles Mixed Four OClocks 25 seeds (FL448)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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MARIGOLDS

 

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Brocade Mix Marigold

This lovely variety produces large 2” flowers on dwarf plants. A brilliant mix of red, gold and orange, it is very pretty and helps repel some insects and nematodes.

Brocade Mix Marigold 200 seeds (FL471)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Crackerjack Mix African Marigold

(Tagetes erecta) The giant African type that is popular with gardeners coast to coast; the big double blooms come in shades of lemon yellow to deep orange, and the 30-inch plants are profuse.

Crackerjack Mix African Marigold 200 seeds (FL470)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Gypsy Sunshine French Marigold

Dwarf, bushy plants are loaded with pretty golden-yellow, double flowers. A great all-yellow variety for pots or flower beds.

Gypsy Sunshine French Marigold 150 seeds (FL472)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Orange Flame Marigold

 We love the unique blooms on this dwarf French type! Bronzy red to orange single petals with a bright orangey plume of petals in the center. Try planting these special marigolds en masse or along borders for a flaming effect in the garden. Don’t forget that French marigolds are naturally pest resistant and make useful companion plants to things like squash and tomatoes!

Orange Flame Marigold 100 seeds (FL883)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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Orange Hawaii French Marigold

(Tagetes erecta) Large, deep-orange flowers are 4” across, very striking and beautiful. Plants grow to 3’. Orange Hawaii is used as a natural feed additive to brighten the yolks of eggs.

Orange Hawaii French Marigold 200 seeds (FL462)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Petite Mix Marigold

Very dwarf mixture of the crested French Marigolds; plants only grow to 10”-12” tall. Bright colors. Easy to grow, even in small pots.

Petite Mix Marigold 200 seeds (FL474)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Spun Orange Marigold

(Tagetes erecta) Extra large, attractive, super-double flowers with tubular petals. The color is a pleasing, clear orange rather than the harsh orange-brown so often seen in African marigolds. Plants are rather compact, seldom exceeding 20 inches. Very uniform size is ideal for cutting, yet earns its keep in the border.

Spun Orange Marigold 100 seeds (FL920)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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PETUNIA

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Balcony Mix Petunia

This old petunia was popular with gardeners throughout much of the first part of the twentieth century but has nearly been lost to cultivation because of seed companies' interests in selling newer varieties. This variety has delightfully fragrant blooms in shades of rose, lavender and purple. Trailing plants are perfect for adding color and fragrance to window boxes and hanging baskets.

Balcony Mix Petunia 800 seeds (FL562)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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POPPY

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Alpine Mix Poppy

Perennial range of colors, from white and salmon pink to warm tones of yellow, orange and brilliant scarlet. The blooms are modest, 1-2 inches in diameter, and they are held on short, wiry stems only 5-8 inches above the basal rosette of feathery blue-green leaves. Priceless for rock gardens or the front of the border. Best adapted to cooler summer regions, but flowers the first year from an early indoor sowing.

Alpine Mix Poppy 500 seeds (FL957)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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American Legion Poppy

(Papaver rhoeas) This Flanders poppy grew in Europe in the First World War, and the name "American Legion" honors the soldiers who died. Bright red blooms cover plants; grows and blooms very easily. Annual.

American Legion Poppy 600 seeds (FL585)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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California Poppy - Purple Gleam

Light purple-pink to dusky rose, single version of the state flower of the Golden State. Blooms in spring from a fall sowing, or in summer from a spring sowing. Superb in meadows or native gardens.

California Poppy - Purple Gleam 100-300 seeds (WF122)
  • Price $2.00
 

 

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California Poppy - Rainbow Mix

The ultimate California Poppy mix! Every glorious shade on the spectrum is represented in this mix of single and double petaled blooms. Colors range from creamy yellows, vibrant oranges, soft lilac, luxurious cherry and so much more! Try growing this mix in meadows and along the driveway. This is the natural habit of California poppies; they have a knack for naturalizing in these areas.

California Poppy - Rainbow Mix 600 (WF145)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Hungarian Blue Breadseed Poppy

(P. somniferum) A graceful and gorgeous poppy from Hungary, beloved for its tasty seeds. This edible bread seed poppy produces dazzling purple petals that give way to large seed filled pods. The pods are excellent for arranging, adding unique form to designs. The seeds are a light blue color with nutty flavor. An annual that easily self sows, we love to plant this poppy in drifts, creating a swaying sea of purple color. Many Hungarian recipes call for poppy seeds, from fillings for rolls and breads there is even a traditional noodle dish with ground poppy seed topping.

Hungarian Blue Breadseed Poppy 600 seeds (FL118)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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SUNFLOWER

 

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Arikara Sunflower

This native variety produces 10-foot tall plants with many beautiful large, bright yellow flowers with black centers. The seeds are edible and were used by the Arikara nation in North Dakota. This heirloom produces flowers over a long period; it was a real winner in our garden!

Arikara Sunflower 35 seeds (FL736)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Giant White-Seeded Sunflower

(H.uniflorus Giganteus) This classic giant variety produces large, yellow heads and big, delicious white seeds perfect for roasting. It also grows very tall, 10’-12’! Fun to grow and eat.

Giant White-Seeded Sunflower 20 seeds (FL744)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Lemon Queen Sunflower

Beautiful, lemon-yellow blooms with chocolate centers. This one is very unique; tall plants produce many brilliant blooms that are a favorite of many bees.

Lemon Queen Sunflower 25 seeds (FL722)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Mammoth Grey Striped Sunflower

The standard giant variety that produces delicious seeds. The 10’ plants produce heads that average 12” across. A stately garden plant.

Mammoth Grey Striped Sunflower 25 seeds (FL735)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Mongolian Giant Sunflower

Behemoth sunflower variety, heads are 16-18 inches across sitting atop 14 foot tall stalks! Huge, highly nutritious seeds are 1” long, more than twice the average sunflower seed size, perfect for snacking or feeding the birds!

Mongolian Giant Sunflower 15 seeds (FL721)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Titan Sunflower

Massive, record-setting flower heads have reached a fantastic 24 inches across in some areas. One of the largest you can grow, it also produces lots of really big seeds. Fun for the kids and adults as well.

Titan Sunflower 10 seeds (FL749)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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ZINNIAS

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Canary Bird Zinnia

Large dahlia-type blooms are a beautiful yellow, 4”-5” across. Great cut flowers for home or farm markets; an old favorite.

Canary Bird Zinnia 100 seeds (FL805)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Exquisite Zinnia

Aptly named, this variety is nothing short of exquisite. Petals burst forth with ruby red tones, gracefully aging to a subtle rose blush. Expect an extra long harvest period from this hard working variety. Plants are sturdy and tall, ready to withstand a long season.

Exquisite Zinnia 100 seeds (FL829)
  • Price $3.00
 

 

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Orange King Zinnia

Tall plants produce big, double, bright mandarin-orange flowers. A stunning color that really makes a bold statement.

Orange King Zinnia 100 seeds (FL818)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Polar Bear Zinnia

The white dahlia-type zinnia with very large blooms that are quite magnificent looking. A pretty bloom that is a must for bouquets!

Polar Bear Zinnia 100 seeds (FL810)
  • Price $2.50
 

 

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Purple Prince Zinnia

Annual. Dahlia-flowered type is one of the tallest we’ve seen! The flowers are extra large and brilliant amethyst-purple, with pale green centers. Fine for cut flowers but the lavish display is best appreciated right in the garden, especially planted en masse. Beloved in gardens since 1949. Fabulous!

Purple Prince Zinnia 100 seeds (FL836)
  • Price $2.75
 

 

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Queen Lime Blush Zinnia

The third incarnation of the queen zinnia series, we just can’t get enough of these vibrant, dahlia flowered beauties! Large 3-inch blooms display an incredible lime green to red ombre with red centers. Stems reach 25 inches tall, and the plant remains sturdy. These make an extra long lasting cut flower. The butterflies seemed to especially appreciate this variety!

Queen Lime Blush Zinnia 25 seeds (FL865)
  • Price $4.00
 

 

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Queen Lime Zinnia

Brilliant apple-green companion to ‘Queen Lime Red’ and stunning when paired with it, either in the bed or border, or in the vase! Dahlia blooms are incredibly double, tightly packed with brilliant green petals. Large plants are believed to be sturdier and more robust than ‘Envy,’ our previous old favorite for green-flowered zinnias.

Queen Lime Zinnia 25 seeds (FL863)
  • Price $4.00
 

 

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Will Rogers Zinnia

This variety was named after the famous American, Will Rogers, and produces stunning, big, red flowers that really stand out.

Will Rogers Zinnia 100 seeds (FL821)
  • Price $2.25
 

 

 

 

 

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