Apr
15
2016

Buy VEGETABLE A-K Seeds

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you wish not to use a PayPal account or a credit card through PayPal, you can pay by check or money order.  Please go to the General Info page for instructions.

To go to the VEGETABLES L-Z, Click Here.

GARLIC, ONIONS, HERBS, LETTUCE, and Edible Flowers can be found on the Buy Herb & Lettuce Seeds page.

BEANS and PEAS can now be found on the Buy Bean and Peas Seed Page.

PEPPERS can be found on the Buy Pepper Seed page.
.
SQUASH can be found on the Buy Squash page.
.
TOMATOES can be found on the Buy Tomato Seed page.
.

All Vegetables are OP(Open Pollinated) and/or Heirloom unless stated otherwise.

Varieties grown by us are organic, but not certified. Some varieties are CERTIFIED ORGANIC. To not make mistakes when supplies change, they are not listed as such. If you need to know if your choices are organic, please send an email to SampleSeeds@yahoo.com.
.

Photo thumbnails are clickable to enlarge.

.
.Free seeds with every order!
.

If you wish to be notified when new items are in stock, please “LIKE” The Sample Seed Shop on Facebook.

.
On to to the shopping….
.
.
VIEW ITEMS IN YOUR SHOPPING CART:

.
.
Amaranthus varieties and Arugula can be found on the Buy Herbs and Lettuce Seed page.
.
.
BEANS can now be found on the Buy BEAN Seed page.
.
.
Beet ‘Albino’ beeAlb
This all white beet is originally from Holland. It is very high in sugar.
100 seeds for $1.25.

.
.
Beet ‘Burpee’s Golden’ beeBGo
After reading a friend’s roasted vegetable recipe which included golden beets, I decided I must get one to carry. Golden and white beets are great for cooking with other veggies since the color does not bleed. This old variety is know for its sweetness.  100 seeds for $1.50.

.
.
long beetBeet ‘Carillon’ beeCar
This is a longer cylindrical shaped beet growing up to a foot long!  The root is dark red with no noticeable rings.  It is a very good one for making slices and canning.  100 seeds for $1.25.




.
.
Beet ‘Cylindra beeCyl
This is another elongated beet. It grow 6-8″ long.  It comes well recommended.  100 seeds for $1.25.




.
.
Beet ‘Chioggia’ beeChi
This is a well known Italian heirloom variety for when cut, it has concentric rings of red and white. I was hesitant to offer it being I’ve read reviews where people are disappointed in the flavor which is mild compared to other varieties. Of  course some people have milder tastes, and it is a pretty variety. 100 seeds for $1.50.

.
.
Beet ‘Flat of Egypt aka ‘Piatta D’Egitto’ (Beta vulgaris) beeFofE
This variety is very old. I find it very attractive. It has a flattened shape and is red. It seems to have first appeared around the Boston area in 1869. What that has to do with Egypt, I do not know. 100+ seeds for $1.25.

.
.
Beet ‘Ruby Queen’ (beta vulgaris)  beeRQ
I choose this variety, because it is described as a good canner. It holds its color well. I figure many home gardeners who were growing beets are probably putting up some. It was an AAS winner in 1957. 100+ seeds for $1.25.

.
.
Beet, Sugar beeSug
The large white roots of this beet are extremely sweet and until recently were mostly grown by farmers for feeding the animals. But due to concerns about GMO sugar, some people have taken to growing sugar beets and making their own sugar. I did a quick google of homemade sugar from beets, and there are quite a few sites/videos discussing it, and it seems that is it not that difficult to make sugar from beets. 100+ seeds for $1.50.




.
.
Broccoli ‘Early Calabrese‘ aka ‘Calabrese Natalino’ brocEC
Since Di Ciccio has been so popular, I decided to offer another Italian heirloom variety. Early Calabrese is a quick to mature. It makes a nice central head and will make many side shoots once that is cut. Broccoli grows best in cooler weather. It is is best sown in late winter(it winter sows great) for a spring crop or in summer for a fall crop. 75+ seeds for $1.00.




.
.
Broccoli ‘Di Ciccio’ (Brassica oleracea) brocDiC
This Italian heirloom variety is very tasty. It makes 3-4″ central heads and many side shoots. Broccoli grows best in cooler weather. It is is best sown in late winter(it winter sows great) for a spring crop or in summer for a fall crop. 75+ seeds for $1.

.
.
Broccoli ‘Purple Sprouting’ (Brassica oleracea) brocPS
This heirloom English variety gets its name for color obviously, but also for its ability to produce lots of small heads for a long harvest. The purple color looks great for fresh use, but is lost when cooked. Pic is from Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden(1885.) 75+ seeds for $1.25.




.
.
Broccoli, Chinese,  Kailaan (Gailan/Gai-Lan aka Kailan/Kai-Lan) brocChi
This Asian vegetable doesn’t form big flower heads like regular broccoli as the whole plant is eaten. The flavor is like broccoli but a little stronger, not as strong as rappini though. Sometimes this is called Chinese Kale, but I’ve always known it as broccoli. Whatever you call it is still taste great. 75 seeds for $1.25.




.
.
Broccoli Raab aka Rappi aka Rapini ‘Foglia D’Olivo’ rapFDOliv
Rapini has been around for a long time. It actually has more common names than listed above! I always thought it was closely allied to broccoli being it grows little broccoli like flower heads, but it is in fact closer in relation to turnips. It is a quick to mature veggie that does best with early spring or late summer planting. It is very good for you, high in vitamins and antioxidants. It is eaten whole, stalks, leaves, flower buds. The flavor is strong and goes well with garlic and parmesan or romano cheese. I love it, but for some it is too bitter. If it is too bitter for you, you can tone it down by bringing water to boil add rappi cook a minute drain. Add new water and bring back to boil. The changing of the water makes it much milder. It might reduce the vitamin content, but it is better than not eating it at all.
There are quite a few named varieties out there. Picking ones to sell was difficult. This one was chosen because the leaves are different than most varieties. The name Foglia D’Olivo translated means Olive Leaves. It has smooth edges like olive leaves instead of serrated ones like most rapini.
75+ seeds for $1.00.

.
.
Broccoli Raab aka Rappi aka Rappini ‘Zamboni’ rapZam
I decided on the heirloom Italian variety named ‘Zamboni’ for Gary, my hockey loving, seed packing husband. It is also reported to be better at handling warmer temps so it does not bolt as fast as other varieties in the spring.
Please read the description of the ‘Foglia D’Olivo’ variety above for more info about Broccoli Raab.
75+ seeds for $1.00.




.
.
Brussels Sprouts ‘Hilds Ideal’ (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera) bruHilds
I finally found another OP variety to offer as a Brussels sprout choice! This cultivar grows a bit bigger and takes longer to mature than Long Island Improved, but a good choice for many with a long season. 75+ seeds for $1.00.

.
.
Brussels Sprouts ‘Long Island Improved’ (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera)bruLII
This variety does well in many areas of the country. It grows about 24″ high and has a heavy set of sprouts. 75+ seed for $1.

.
.
cabbagecourdebue1Cabbage ‘Cuor di Bue’ aka ‘Oxheart’ cabCDiB
This Italian heirloom variety has conical light green heads that mature early. Heads average 3-4lbs. Sometimes you will see the name spelled Cour di Bue.
100+ seeds for $1.

.
.
cabbageearlydrumheadcabbagedrumheadCabbage ‘Early Drumhead’ cabEBD
This is an old German heirloom cabbage. Drumhead refers to the wide flattened head that can be up to about 9 lbs. This variety is good for making kraut and stores well. In the 1865 book ‘Field and Garden Vegetables of America’ it says, “…well formed, tender in texture, and well flavored. It is a good sort for the garden, as it heads well, occupies but little space in cultivation…” 100+ seeds for $1.




.
.
CabJersey Wakefieldimg072img071Cabbage ‘Early Jersey Wakefield cabEJW
By customer request~ This mid 1800’s variety is still very popular! The scans to the right are from Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden, click them to enlarge and read the text. As you can see from the photo it is conical in shape but not as pointed as some other varieties like ‘Filderkraut’. In Burr’s Field and Garden Vegetables of America from 1865, it is described as “A fine early variety, heading readily.” Sherry, who supplied her picture, says it is the best grower for her down in TX. 100 seeds for $1.00.




.
.
.
.
Cabbage ‘Filderkraut’ (Brassica oleracea) cabFil
This interesting looking Cabbage reminds me of a big green Hershey’s Kiss.  I was reading the copy of The Vegetable Garden by  Vilmorin-Andrieux from 1885 and saw a cabbage labeled as Filder, and it looks the same. So versions of this cabbage have been growing in Germany for a long time. 100+ seed for $1.50.




.
.
cabbagechineseCabbage, Chinese ‘Michihili’ (Brassica rapa var. pekinensis) cabMic
This cabbage grows in a tall cylinder shape with each leaf having a thicker smooth white center and thinner green ribbed edges. It is good for slaw and also cooked in stir fry. It can be used for kim chee. It grows best in cooler weather. 100+ seeds for $1.50.

.
.
Cabbage ‘Red Express cabREx
This dark red/purple cabbage makes 2-4lb. heads. Bred to be good in the North because of its quickness to mature, but truly good for anyone who wants compact heads of red cabbage. 100 seeds for $1.25.

.
.
Cabbage ‘Savoy Di Piacenza’ cabSDP
This a wrinkly dark green leaf cabbage from Italy. Savoy types are great for when making golabki/cabbage rolls/pigs in a blanket-whatever you want to call them, they are yummy. Photo courtesy of a generous customer. 100+ seeds for $1.25.

.
.
Cabbage ‘Savoy Perfection’ aka ‘Perfection Drumhead Savoy’ cabSavP
This heirloom makes 7-9″ wrinkle leafed heads. Savoy types are great for when making golabki/cabbage rolls/pigs in a blanket-whatever you want to call them, they are yummy. 100+ seeds for $1.25.




.
.
Cabbage ‘Tronchuda aka Portuguese Kale, Couve Tronchuda cabTron
I’ve been wanting to try this veggie since I first read about it. Then I saw this video, and I really wanted to grow it. So I got some seed for you and me. Photo courtesy of a generous customer. 75 seeds for $1.50.
Sorry, now out of stock.
.
.
Carrot ‘Atomic Red’ carAtR
This is strong red colored carrot in a classic long (8-9″) tapered shape. It one in the series of space aged named carrots that we carry. 500 seeds for $2.00.




.
.
Carrot ‘Chantenay Red Core’ carCRC
This heirloom French variety grows 6″ stocky blunt tipped carrots. It is reported to grow well in less than idea soil. Good for canning. 500 seeds for $1.50.

.
.
Carrot ‘Cosmic Purple’ carCP
This carrot’s exterior is a deep purple which not only makes for a cool looking vegetable, but it is also .gives the carrots even more vitamin power. This variety grows to about 7″ long and has a tapered end. This is a newer variety and a bit more expensive. 500 seed for $2.00.

.
.
Carrot ‘Danvers 126’ carDan
This seems to be the carrot to grow if you have clay soil(of course you should still dig and amend you soil for best results.) It is also more heat tolerant than other varieties. The bright orange carrots grow to about 7″ long and have tapered ends. 500+ seeds for $1.50.

.
.
Carrot ‘Little Finger’ carLF
This is a perfect little carrot for containers, clay soil, or for children to grow. The mini sized carrots are about 3-4″ in length and the greens grow to about 10″.500+ seeds for $1.50.

.
.
Carrot ‘Lunar White’ carLW
This is a very bright white carrot. They are a long 7-8″ tapered variety. The shoulders may have a bit of green to them. They are very different than what most people expect a carrot to look like, but back a few hundred years ago, white carrots were not odd at all. They have a mild carrot flavor. 500 seeds for $2.00.

.
.
carrotscarletnantesCarrot ‘Scarlet Nantes’ carScN
Originally from France, this carrot has been around a long time. It is well known for its sweet flavor and earliness. The carrots grow to about 6″ and are blunt tipped. 500+ seeds for $1.50.




.
.
Carrot ‘Solar Yellow’ carSoY
This carrot is a good companion to the other celestially named carrots offered, Cosmic Purple and Lunar White. The roots average about 6′ long. 500 seeds for $2.00.




.
.
Carrot ‘Tonda Di Parigi’ (Parisian Round) carTDP
The name of this variety means Round of Paris in Italian. Why a French heirloom has an Italian name I don’t know. It is a very cute carrot though. The 2″ roots grow ball-like looking more like a beet than a carrot. This variety is good for clay soil and growing in pots. I’ve read that dense planting helps the roots ball up more. 500 seeds for $1.50.

.
.
Cauliflower ‘Romanesco San Giuseppe’ (Brassica oleracea botrytis) cauRSG
This plant produces really cool looking bright green spiraled heads! The flash on my photo made the color come out more yellow, but hopefully you get the idea. The texture of romanesco is very nice raw or cooked. The color does stay when cooked. 75+ seed for $1.25.




.
.
Cauliflower ‘Self-Blanche’ (Brassica oleracea) cauSB
I picked this open pollinated variety because of its self blanching quality. The  leaves naturally grow up around the cauliflower heads making easier to keep them white. Because of summer heat in most areas, cauliflower is easier to grow planted in summer as a fall crop. 100+ seeds for $1.25.

.
.
Cauliflower ‘Sicilian Violet’ aka ‘Violet of Sicily’ aka ‘Di Sicilia Violetto’ cauSVio
This is an OP purple headed cultivar. The color is not shocking purple like the hybrids. I like to think of it as a more natural color of deep purple. It is a nice raw variety for vegetable trays. The purple color disappears with cooking. 75+ seeds for $1.50.




.
.
Cee Gwa aka Chinese Okra, Ridged (Luffa acutangula) ceeGwa
I saw this veggie for the first time down in KY this year (2013.) It goes by many different names in Asian countries. It sort of looks like an English cucumber with ridges running down. At this stage,they are immature and can be eaten as a vegetable. They taste good in stir frys. When fully mature, they can be used like its cousin Luffa cylindrica as Loofah sponges. The vining plants take up a lot of room so plan accordingly. 20 seeds for $2.00.




.
.
Collards ‘Morris Heading’ (Brassica oleracea) colMoH
This is an old variety that is good for the home garden as it doesn’t get too big, 2’x2′. It makes a loose head with short stems. Commercial varieties are often bigger with long stems which makes them good for tying in bunches, but then they take up more space in the field. Since the stems aren’t eaten, for the home garden, it not useful. 100+ seeds for $1.00.




.
.
Collards ‘Vates’ (Brassica oleracea) ColVat
I bought this Vates variety since it was advertised as more compact than normal collards and would withstand heat and cold. Being space conscious and never knowing what extremes the weather will bring around here, I figured it was a good fit for my garden. It did live up the advertising. A note for seed savers, it overwintered easily here in zone 6.
100+ seeds for $1.00.




.
.
cornearthtonesCorn, Dent ‘Earth Tones coEarT
This popular variety has kernels in various pastel shades. The ears make for great fall decorations if you do not like the deep tones of varieties like ‘Ornamental Indian’ listed below. Dent corn can also be made into corn meal. When completely dry the kernels are indented hence the name dent corn. Photo comes from L. Bloodnick  of Bloodnick Family Farm in Apalachin NY. 50 seeds for $1.75.




.
.
Corn, Dent ‘Oaxacan Green’ coOax
This an unusual Mexican heirloom variety. The plants produce large ears with large truly green kernels. When completely dry the kernels are indented hence the name dent corn. The ears are decorative for fall, but they can be also be used to make cornmeal. 50 seeds for $1.50.




.
.
Corn, Flint ‘Hopi Blue(Zea mays) coHopB
This is a great corn for making flour to make blue tortilla chips. I’ve read it can be eaten fresh as a sweet corn, but I do not know that from personal experience. (If you have tried send me a message.) The ears are large, and the kernels are dark blue. So they make great fall decorations even if you don’t make flour. Originating from northern Arizona, this variety is heat and drought tolerant so if your conditions are less than ideal for corn growing, this may be a good one to try.  50 seeds for $1.75.




.
.
Corn, Flint ‘Ornamental Indian’ (Zea mays) coOF
This mix is full of bright rich colors. Flint corn gets it name for having the color variations of flint stone. It is a great mix for fall decorations. The ears are large. 50+ seed for $1.

.
.
.
.
Corn, Popcorn ‘Carousel’ (Zea mays) coCar

This miniature(4-5″) eared corn is not just for popping though I think it is very tasty! It is also decorative with its vivid multi-colors. 50+ seed for $1.

.
.
.
.
Corn, Popcorn ‘Japanese White Hulless’ coJWH
This tasty popcorn pops up very white, and though not completely without the hull, it has less than other varieties. We could tell the difference between it and the store bought stuff we had. The plants only grow to about 5′ tall.
75+ seeds for $1.25.




.
.
Corn, Popcorn ‘Mini Blue’ coMBlu
Another edible decorative variety, this corn comes in an amazing shade of deep blue. 50+ seeds for $1.25.




.
.
.
.
Corn, Popcorn ‘Strawberry’ cnStraw
This a popular variety. It has small squat ears that are sort of strawberry shaped, and the kernels are red too. Very cute for fall decor. 50+ seeds for $1.00.
Sorry, now out of stock.
.
.
Corn, Sweet ‘Butter and Sugar’ F1 Hybrid coB&S
There’s a lot of corn varieties out there! I picked this standard bi-color hybrid because of the name and from what I’ve read people have been very pleased with it. It is early at about 75 days and tastes great. 75+ seeds for $1.25.

.
.
corncountrygentlemanCorn, sweet ‘Country Gentleman’ coCGent
I’ve grown this heirloom corn in the past, and we were quite happy with it. It grew well without pampering. The corn had a very nice flavor. Gary loved it. The white kernels do not grow in straight rows. They are in a haphazard pattern, and this might be disconcerting to some people. This type of corn is called shoepeg. It is a long season corn at about 90 days. 75 seeds for $1.25.

.
.
Corn, sweet ‘Golden Bantam 12 Row’ aka Golden Bantam, Improved coGB12
This heirloom corn was developed in the early 1900’s as an improvement to the original Golden Bantam which had less rows per ear. It is a shorter season variety at about 80 days. 75 seeds for $1.25.

.
.
Corn, sweet ‘Peaches ‘N Cream aka ‘Peaches and Cream’ coPNC
This a popular SE hybrid bicolor corn. SE means Sugar Enhanced which signifies it has more sugar than the standard SU varieties, but still enough starch that it tastes like corn. This varieties is ready to eat in about 75 days. 75 seeds for $1.50.




.
.
Corn, Sweet ‘Silver Queen’ F1 Hybrid coSQu
This standard white hybrid has been a favorite of many including myself. It takes a longer time to mature at about 90 days so it is not suited for the northern most areas with short warm seasons, but it will do fine in the WNY area. 75 seeds for $1.50.




.
.
cornstowellsevergreenCorn,sweet ‘Stowell’s Evergreen’ coStoE
This white sweet corn variety has been grown since the mid 1800’s. Both Burr’s The Field and Garden Vegetables of America ((1863) and Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden (1885) give it good reviews~ “It is hardy and productive, very tender and sugary, and, as implied by the name, remains a long period in a fresh condition and suitable for boiling,” and “A Later kind but a good bearer and keeping the heads tender and delicate for a longer time” It does take 95-100 days to mature. 75 seeds for $1.75.




.
.
Cucumber ‘Armenian Yard Long’ (Cucumis melo var. flexuosus) cucAYL
Though botanically a melon, this fruit is most often referred to as a cucumber since it is used like a cucumber. It grows in a long serpent like fashion hence its nicknames snake cucumber or snake melon. Though I have not grown these myself, I’ve read many favorable reviews by gardeners. 30 seeds for $1.50.

.
.
Cucumber ‘Painted Serpent aka ‘Striped Armenian’(Cucumis melo var. flexuosus) cucPaS
This variety is similar to the above cucumber in that it comes from the same region and is actually a melon botanically. This one though has is striped longitudinally like how Cocozelle zucchini is. It also has a slight fuzz to the skin. This variety may take longer to produce that the regular Armenian Yard Long so I do not recommend this for short season areas as I would the regular.




.
.
Cucumber ‘Beit Alpha cucBetA
By customer request~ This is a middle eastern type cucumber. They look like English/burpless cukes, but are of normal cuke size in the 8-12″ range. They are good tasting and used in the breeding of hybrid cucumbers. 30 seeds for $1.50.




.
.
cucumberbostonpicklingCucumber ‘Boston Pickling’ (Cucumis sativus) cucBP
This heirloom favorite has been around since 1880. The vines produce short blocky fruit perfect for pickling. 50+ seed for $1.

.
.

.
Cucumber ‘Bush Pickle’ cucBPic
This compact variety grows to about 3′. I grew this one a few years back, and it performed well. It produces 4-5″ cukes fairly quick. 30 seeds for $1.25.

.
.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAchinalongcucumberCucumber ‘China Long (Long De Chine) cucChL
I grew a couple unnamed Chinese Cucumber plants (shown in photo) this past year (2013) from seeds from a local friend. I grew them in 5 gallon buckets with trellising, and they did fantastic! I did not get enough seed of course to offer them for sale, but I did find the China Long seeds wholesale so I’m offering those. 30 seeds for $1.50.




.
.
Cucumber ‘Homemade Pickles’ (Cucumis sativis) cucHoP
I decided to give this one a try this year (2011.) It did very well. I thought it was quite early too. It is a vining plant which will quickly climb a trellis. The cukes grow to no more than 5″ or so. 50 seeds for $1.00.

.
.
Cucumber ‘Lemon cucLem
By customer request~ This is an unusual heirloom cuke. The skin is yellow and they are more round in shape than normal cucumbers. They are suppose to be mild and sweet and good for fresh eating and canning. The customer who requested we carry this variety says they are her favorite. 30 seeds for $1.25.




.
.
Cucumber, Mexican Sour Gherkin aka Mouse Melon aka Cucamelon (Melothria scabra) cucMSG
This is not really a cucumber, but sort of taste like one. It is an unusual plant and fun to grow. The fruit look like tiny watermelons. They are called Sanditas in Central America which means little watermelons. The short vines (4-6′) have small cucumber/grape like leaves and are attractive for growing on a fence or trellis. I think it is a definite must grow if you’ve got kids.  25 seeds for $2.00.




.
.
cucumbernationalOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACucumber ‘National Pickling (Cucumis sativus) cucNP
Another good pickling cuke, this one makes short vines. It is easy to grow up a trellis. I grew it this year (2014) and was very happy with the plants. They stayed disease free through the season. It was first released in 1929. 50 seeds for $1.00.

.
.
.
.
Cucumber ‘Marketmore 76’ (Cucumis sativus) cucM76
This variety is popular for the home garden. It is a dependable variety to make dark green cukes. It is not old enough to be an heirloom yet having only been available since 1976, but I think it will be around long enough to be called one someday. Disease resistant. 30+ seeds for $1.25.

.
.

Cucumber ‘Paris Pickling’ aka ‘Cornichon De Paris‘ aka ‘Piccolo Di Parigi‘ (Cucumis sativus) cucPaP
This gherkin is a popular one with all the names associated with it. The small fruit are obviously good for pickling. The plants have been very vigorous for me. Thankfully I grew them up a big trellis because they would of spread far in the garden. I’m very please with production too. You can pick the cukes when they are very small or let them get to regular gherkin size. 30 seeds for $1.50.




.
.
Cucumber ‘Spacemaster 80’ (Cucumis sativus) cucS80
Developed in 1980, this is a good dark green slicing cuke for those with limited growing space. Disease resistant. 30+ seeds for $1.25.

.
.
Cucumber, West Indian Burr Gherkin (Cucumis anguria) cucWIBG
This is not a regular gherkin. They are a neat looking cousin of the cucumber. The vining plants are quite attractive. They grow 6-8′ and can be easily trellised to save space. The gherkins can be pickled, and they can be eaten raw, but in tropical areas they are often cooked. I made an easy traditional Brazilian recipe from a video shared by a customer last year. Even though it is not in English it is easy to follow.
Being it is a relative of the cucumber, it will not cross with other cucumbers for those of you who are seed savers. Though you must save seeds from early fruits up north as they do seem to take forever to become completely mature so I recommend a couple vines for just seed saving as leaving the fruits to mature will slow the production of more fruit development. 25 seeds for $2.00.




.
.
Cucumber ‘White Wonder’ aka ‘Long White’ aka ‘Albino’ cucWW
I had to get this heirloom when I read it came from somewhere are around here in WNY. So I know it will do well in northern gardens, but I also read it does well in heat. The cukes are an ivory color and grow to about 6″, good for pickles or slicing. 30 seeds for $1.25.

.
.

eggplantblackbeauty2Eggplant ‘Black Beauty’
eggBB
By customer request ~ This is the classic large very dark purple eggplant you see in stores. I was hesitant to get seed for this since I’ve often read about it needing a long season, and eggplant is picky enough as it is, but it is a well known and loved variety. 30+ seeds for $1.50.

.
.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEggplant ‘DiamondeggDia
I’ve grown this variety a couple times and it makes a nice shaped fruit on the smaller size but not too small. 30 seeds for $1.50.




.
.
Eggplant ‘Millionaire’ F1 Hybrid eggMill
By customer request~ A Japanese type. It is long, thin, and dark purple. 30+ seeds for $2.00.

.
.
Eggplant ‘Ping Tung Long eggPTL
This variety originated in Taiwan. It is a very popular Asian variety. The fruit is long and slender with a pretty medium purple skin. 30+ seeds for $1.50.




.
.
Eggplant ‘Rosa Bianca’ eggRB
This Italian heirloom is very well known. It is white shaded with purple. I’ve found it to be an excellent grower in pots. 30+ seeds for $1.50.

.
.
.
.
Eggplant ‘Tsakoniki’ eggTsa
This is a very attractive eggplant. It is your classic long shape, but it is medium purple striped with white. Around here they sell eggplants that look like this variety with the name Graffiti. It grows exceptionally well for me here. For a nice article about this Greek eggplant Click Here. 30 seeds for $1.50.

.
.
Eggplant ‘Udmalbet’ aka ‘Udmalpet‘ aka ‘Udmalapet‘ (Solanum melongena) eggUD.
An unusual purple with light green stripes, small, teardrop shaped eggplant.  I find this variety easy to grow. Up north, eggplant is best grown in pots or grow bags. They love the hot soil. Originally from India. Grows well in pots. Why there are three variations of spellings, I do not know. Update~ A kind customer wrote to me awhile back to explain that having different spellings is not wrong. They wrote, “It’s (Udmalbet) the name of the village in Tamil Nadu (a state in India) where the variety was collected. It is spelled 3 different ways because Tamilian (and all other Indian languages) do not use the English alphabet based on Roman letters; they use a totally different alphabet based on Sanskrit and related languages. So when you try to translate there are often no direct correspondences between their letters and our letters.” This of course leads to a variety of spellings.  30 seeds for $1.75.




.
.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEggplant ‘Viserba eggVis
Viserba sounds as if it is an Italian heirloom, but I found from researching that is is a cultivar bred out from a European cultivar. How much the company that bred it really did, I do not know. It is a very good growing eggplant though. I’ve grown it a few times. The eggplants do not grow as long as the company photo shows that is on the internet. They do get longer than my photo from mid Aug. In the end they are sort of somewhere between a long Asian variety and the typical grocery store varieties. So if the Asian types are too thin for you, try this one. 30 seeds for $1.50.




.
.
GARLIC can be found on the Buy Herb & Lettuce Seeds page.

.
Garden Huckleberry (Solanum melanocerasum aka S. nigrum guineense) garHuc
An interesting tomato relative. The plants look similar to weeds in the nightshade family that might pop up in your garden. They are also disease and drought resistant like weeds that might pop up in your garden. When the small fruits are ripe, they turn a very dark purple looking almost black. At that point they are very sweet. I’ve read on the internet that people often don’t like the taste, but they have gone over very well here. Most everyone who has tasted them liked them and asked about getting seeds. Children love them. Oh and my dogs do too! They grow great in large pots. The plants are also light frost tolerant. I was amazed that after a few early season 32/33 degree nights that the plants are completely unharmed, and the fruits still tasted fine. 25+ seeds for $1.

.
.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGround Cherry (Physalis pruinosa) GCherr
This tomato relative tastes excellent. They have a very sweet pineapple flavor and are great for fresh eating or in pies and preserves. The fruits grow in paper husks like tomatillos, but they are smaller like cherry tomatoes and turn a golden color when ripe. When ripe or almost ripe, the fruit drop from the plant hence the name Ground Cherry. Don’t try to eat them before they are fully ripe, they won’t taste good. When completely ripe though, I love them! Easy to grow. I recommend if you have kids. The plants are short, a little less than 2′, and spreading so they can be grown in pots. Check out the recipe for jam on the Recipe Page. 25+ seeds for $1.25.

.
.
Jaltomate aka Jaltomato (Jaltomata procumbens) jaltom
This tomato relative makes fruit that resembles blueberries. I grew them in pots and they were exceptionally easy to grow. They even survived my not re-potting them until later in June. They looked a bit runty, but they grew quite nicely. The plants grow up to 4 feet. In the pots they were about 3′. They did not get any fungal problems that can affect tomatoes. The fruits did not ripen until mid September, but I think if they had been a bit more cared for early in the season they would ripened sooner. The fruit taste like the time I tried to make a tomato pie. (They do not taste like Garden Huckleberries.) I find them a bit odd, but of course everyone is different, or people would not make tomato pie. 25+ seeds for $1.25.

.
.
Kale ‘Nero Di Toscana’ aka Dinosaur Kale kaNDT
I can not express how well this variety grows here. They looked like a patch of Dr. Seuss trees. I planted them out in the spring and they grew all summer developing trunks, I swear. Hauling them in for harvest was quite the event. I can not promise you will have the same luck, but at least the possibility is there. Photo to the left of 5′ tall Nero Di Toscana courtesy of a generous customer. Update~ going through my copy of Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden(1885,) I found an entry in the Kale section for ‘Palm Tree Cabbage’ which mentions the Italian name ‘Cavolo Nero’ (enlarge pic to the right.) So my Dr. Seuss tree comparison was not that off the mark! 75+ seeds for $1.25.




.
.
Kale ‘Red Russian’ (Brassica oleracea) kaRR
This Kale is a pretty variety definitely nice enough for a flower border. It grows 2-3′ tall. 75+ seeds for $1.

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Kale ‘Scarlet kalScar
This is really a pretty kale for an OP type. It would be good for baby leaves or in an ornamental garden. The leaves are a red purple, especially deep colored and good looking in cool weather.
75 seeds for $1.50.



.
.
Kale ‘Vates Blue Curled’ aka ‘Blue Curled Vates’ kaVBC
This variety has even more variations on it name than listed above. Sometimes Dwarf or Scotch will be part of the name and those terms will be placed at different spots within the name. What ever you wish to call this variety is ok. It still cooks up the same! This variety is shorter than others and the leaves are blue green and curly. 75+ seeds for $1.00.



.
.
Kale ‘White Russian’ kalWRu
This is the green and white stemmed version of ‘Red Russian’. It is a favorite of my friend Tauna. She loves it! In fact if she finds out you are a gardener and are within oh say a mile radius, maybe farther, lol, of her old farm house, she will send you home with it. She made sure to give me tons of seeds to add to the site.  75+ seeds for $1.00.
Sorry, out of stock.
.
.

purplekohlrabiKohlrabi ‘Purple Vienna’
(Brassica oleracea gongylodes) kohPV
Kohlrabi has a mild turnip/cabbage type flavor. People often get confused and think it is a root vegetable, but the bulbous part actually grows above the soil line. Purple Vienna should be harvested when they grow to about 2-2 1/2 inches. If left to get too big, they can get woody. The outer shin is purple, but inside the flesh is white. 100 seeds for $1.00.
.
.
kohlrabiKohlrabi ‘White Vienna aka ‘Early White Vienna’ kolWhV
This is the same as above, but with a pale green bulb. 100 seeds for $1.00.



.
.
.


VIEW ITEMS IN YOUR SHOPPING CART:

.
.
.

To go to the VEGETABLES L-Z, Click Here.

 

GARLIC, ONIONS, HERBS, LETTUCE, and Edible Flowers can be found on the Buy Herb & Lettuce Seeds page.

BEANS and PEAS can now be found on the Buy Bean Seed Page.

PEPPERS can be found on the Buy Pepper Seed page.
.
SQUASH can be found on the Buy Squash page.
.
TOMATOES can be found on the Buy Tomato Seed page.

.
Free seeds with every order!

Written by remy in: |

9 Comments

  • remy says:

    Hi Donnisha,
    I’m happy that a lot of people are find the site from Dave’s lately.
    Yes, I do have good pastes. San Marzano 2 is a well known paste tomato. Costoluto Fiorentino is another good one from Italy. I also have Polish Linguisa. Prudens Purple is very meaty too. I think those are the top 4 choices I have in stock. Hope that helps, and thank you for your order!
    Remy

RSS feed for comments on this post.


Sparkable