Nov
15
2014

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

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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.

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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. Treated with Thiram (sorry, this is the only way I found them.) 100 seeds for $1.25.




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




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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.




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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.

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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.




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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. 75 seeds for $1.25.




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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.

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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.




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Broccolo Spigarello/Spigariello aka Cavolo Broccolo brocSpi
This plant has many variations of what it is called, more than I listed above. Whatever you call it, it is a good one for the garden. It is an unusual broccoli. It looks sort of like a kale and sort of like rappini. It is considered a leaf broccoli being it only gets small flower heads. The leaves are blueish, thin and wavy. I suppose this is more what wild broccoli is like. So don’t wait around for flower heads to eat, you eat the leaves as you do other greens. 75+ seeds for $1.25.




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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.

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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.

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Cabbage ‘Cour di Bue’ cabCDiB
This heirloom variety has conical light green heads that mature early. Heads average 3-4lbs.
100+ seeds for $1.

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Cabbage ‘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.




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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.




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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.




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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.




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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.

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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. NOP (National Organic Program) Pelleted seed. So the seed is easier to sow, no thinning is needed. 200 seed for $2.00.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.




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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.




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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cauliflower ‘Sicilian Violet’ aka ‘Violet of Sicily’ aka ‘Di Sicilia Violetto’ cauSViol
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.

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Chinese Okra, Ridged aka Cee Gwa (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.
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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.




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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.




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Corn, Dent ‘Oaxacan Green’ coOax
This an unusual Mexican heirloom variety. The plants produce large ears with large 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.




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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.




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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.

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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.

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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.
50+ seeds for $1.00.

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




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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 cure for fall decor. 50+ seeds for $1.00.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.




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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.




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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.

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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.




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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.




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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.

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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.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACucumber ‘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.




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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.

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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.




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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.




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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.

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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.

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Cucumber ‘Paris Pickling’ aka ‘Cornichon De Paris‘ aka ‘Piccolo Di Parigi‘ (Cucumis sativus) cucPP
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 $1.25.

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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.

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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.




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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.

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eggplantblackbeautyEggplant ‘Black Beauty’
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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.

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

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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.




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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.

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Eggplant ‘Snowy’ eggSho
This variety has pure white fruit. It shape is the classic elongated shape that people typically think of in eggplants. Purported to be early. 30+ seeds for $1.50

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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.

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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. 30 seeds for $1.75.




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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.




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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.

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Ground 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. 25+ seeds for $1.25.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. This variety is shorter than others and the leaves are blue green and curly. 75+ seeds for $1.00.
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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.



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Kohlrabi ‘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.

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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.



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LETTUCE seed is now available on the Buy HERB & LETTUCE seed page.

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Litchi Tomato aka Morelle de Balbis (Solanum sisymbriifolium) litchi
This was an interesting fruit to grow. The plants are very thorny like many weedy relatives of the tomato in the Solanum famiy. Unlike those, though these make tasty fruits. They do not taste like a tomato. They have a sweet flavor with a bit of tart and when really ripe thery lose the tartness and have a melonish taste sort of how kiwis are. The plants are easy to grow in the ground or in 5 gallon buckets as I did. In pots they grow to about 2 1/2′ tall and larger on the ground. The blossoms are large and have bluish cast over white blooms. The photo doesn’t show the coloration very well, but they are pretty. Cascading fruit develop from the blossoms. When ripe, they become bright red and the thorny casing around them gets a bit soft, but they are still difficult to extract. My dogs though figured out how to carefully remove the branches and turn them upside down to get at the fruit. Yes, they liked them very much. I found it was easiest to snip the fruiting branches and then bring them inside to carefully extract them. The fruit are seedy, but the seeds didn’t bother me. Of course they can be cooked and strained when making jams, etc.
25 seeds for $1.50.




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Mizuna and Tatsoi can be found on the Buy Herb and Lettuce Seed page.

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An FYI about the MELON descriptions~They may seem a bit lacking in flavor descriptions and not as personal in general as the other items. That is because I (Remy) am allergic to them so I do not grow them or taste them. I pick out as best I can choices that I think you might be interested in growing.
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Melon ‘Ananas melAna
This is a white fleshed heirloom muskmelon. It said to very sweet. The name Ananas means pineapple so I would think that is an indicator of good flavor.
25 seeds for $1.25.




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Melon, Cantaloupe ‘Hales Best Jumbo’ (Cucumis melo) canHB.
Average fruit is 5 lbs and is slightly oval, 7.5×6″. Plants are drought resistant. 25+ seed for $1.
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Melon, Cantaloupe ‘Minnesota Midget’ (Cucumis melo)canMM.
This is many a customer favorite! A cute smaller, softball size melon. The plants are compact and fruits are early maturing. The plants are fusarium resistant. 25+ seed for $1.
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Melon, Casaba ‘Golden Beauty’ (Cucumis melo) melCas
This melon is an old time favorite having been grown since at least the mid 1800′s. The fruits are pointed at the stem end, with a green rind that turns yellow when ripe. The flesh is white. They take a fairly long hot growing season(110-120 days) so they are not recommended for the colder parts of the country. With proper care they can be store for long periods after harvest. 25+ seeds for $1.
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Melon ‘Charentais’ melCha
This is a popular French variety. It makes small round green gray fruit with green ribs. The flesh is canteloupe orange and said to great. 25+ seeds for $1.00.
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Melon ‘Crenshaw’ melCre
This melon is a a variety of Muskmelon made by crossing a Persian melon with a Casaba melon. It is oval in shape with yellow ridged skin and salmon flesh. 25+ seeds for $1.00.
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melonnoirMelon ‘Noir des Carmes’ melMdC
This heirloom French melon is said to taste excellent. The melons are on the small size (not as small as Minnesota Midget,) good for those that a big melon is just too much. They are deeply ribbed and have a light orange color skin looking sort of like small pumpkins. The noir (black) in the name comes from the fact that the skin of the immature fruits are a very dark green. 25 seeds for $1.75.



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Melon ‘Orange Flesh Honeydew’ (Cucumis melo) melOFHD
You can often see these at the grocery store during the height of melon season, and even at that time, they demand a high price. These also take a fairly long hot growing season to mature. 25+ seeds for $1.00.

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Melon ‘Precott Fond Blanc’ melPrF
This heirloom melon from France looks a lot like a squash with its deep ribbing and bumpy skin. When the melons are ripe, the outer shell turns very light hence the Blanc part of the name. It is said to have rich flavor. 25 seeds for $2.00.



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Melon ‘Sharlyn’ melShar
This is an interesting looking melon. They are ovoid and have a netted outer layer like a cantaloupe over a greenish orange rind. The flesh is white. It tastes like a cross between a cantaloupe and a honeydew. 25+ seeds for $1.00.

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Melon ‘Swan Lake’ melSwL
This is a small (2-3lbs.) oval Asian type melon. Its rind is light yellow with longitudinal ribs of white. The flesh is white to salmon colored. 25 seeds for $1.00.
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Mustard Greens ‘Deep Purple mustDPurp
This newer OP variety has a very dark red coloration as the name suggests. Like many other greens, mustard greens are very good for you, but deeply colored ones have even more health benefits.
A simple mustard greens recipe for this and any of the varieties list that pretty much matches how I do it can be found on this link (Click Here.)  100+ seeds for $1.25.
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Mustard Greens ‘Osaka Purple(Brassica juncea) mustOP
This is pretty plant to grow. The green leaves are overlaid with red. When small, the leaves make a nice addition to salad. They have a nice spicy flavor raw, but when cooked they are mild. 100+ seeds for $1.25.



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mustardsoutherngiantMustard Greens ‘Southern Giant Curled’ (Brassica juncea) mustSGC
This variety was an AAS winner in 1935. It can be grown anywhere, but it is a slow bolter which has made it a favorite in the south. It has bright green leaves and of course has that spicy mustard flavor loved by many. 100+ seeds for $1.00.
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Naranjilla (Solanum quitoense) Z11 Naranj
I’m not sure what possessed me to try and grow this plant that is native to South America, but I did, and I’ve got a story to tell, and I’m telling it! I received a few seeds from a gardener in 2008. When starting my tomatoes in 2009, I planted those seeds. Only one sprouted, and it was not very vigorous(either the seeds was old or stored improperly.) I was determined to keep it alive, and I did. I had it potted, and it never grew much, but it stayed alive. I had it in a quart pot and it seemed too small to re-pot so there it stayed. Come cold weather, I brought it in. It did well inside with little watering and it ever grew a bit! It developed little thorns along the leave spines.
Come spring, I brought it out and re-potted it. It started to grow! So I potted it up to a 5 gallon bucket and gave it some tomato fertilizer and it really took off. Naranjilla grows to about 5′ tall though in the pot, I would say it was more like 3′. The plant became very pretty but, very scary. The now huge leaves developed vicious looking thorns as you can see in the photo I took with Gary’s finger. Gary, at that point said, “You are not bringing that thing in this fall. I said, “If I have to I will.” I was not going to not get ripe fruit off of it after growing it for so long!! Gary of course shakes his head at me knowing I am a crazed gardener.
The plant bloomed, fruit developed in early fall, and as you’ve probably guessed already, I had to haul it inside. This was a very tricky task! I did finally get ripe fruit after all that work. I was victorious!
The round orange fruit are covered in hairs. Somehow the hairs can be removed.(If you know a trick, let me know.) The inner flesh, juice, and seeds has a nice fruity flavor. To me I though of orange.
Would I grow this again? Maybe not, but it was a fun adventure.
I have germination tested the seeds and got great germination after about a week. The seedlings are much more vigorous than the seedling that I started with so the length of time to get fruit would definitely be less than it took me. It is however a long season crop and would need to be hauled indoors to get fruit up north.
Update~ I had a couple customers write to me about the hairs. One said to just rub the fruits to get the hair off. I’m assuming with a cloth. I found a link that said “workers rub the fruit on dry grass.” Another customer said that they peel the fruit, and it is cooked in curry or used to flavor a dipping sauce in place of lime juice. 15 seeds for $1.75.
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Okra ‘Clemson Spineless (Abelmoschus esculentus) okrCSp
This is an old standard variety that is much loved. Okra is a warm climate crop, and should not be planted until the soil has warmed. It is a very attractive vegetable to grow. Okra is in the hibiscus family grows 4-5′ tall and has large pale yellow blooms. It is nice enough for the flower border. AAS winner 1939. 25+ seeds for $1.25.



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Okra ‘Dwarf Long Green Pod’ aka ‘Dwarf Green Long Pod’ (Abelmoschus esculentus) okrDLGP
The plants of this variety only grow 2-3′ tall. The okra pods though are still sizable at 7-8″ long hence the name. 25+ seeds for $1.25.

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Okra ‘Red Burgundy’ (Abelmoschus esculentus) okrRB
Red Burgundy has red pods that stay tender for as long time. AAS winner in 1998. 25+ seeds for $1.25.
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ONIONS are located on the Buy HERBS and LETTUCE Seed page.
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Pak Choi, Baby with White Stems (Baby Bok Choy) (Brassica Rapa ssp chinensis group) pakChoi
This is one of my favorite veggies for adding to stir fry. sometimes you see the all medium green variety, but I find the white stems with darker green tops more appealing. Pak Choi must be grown in cooler weather, either start very early or plant for fall. It will bolt in hot weather. Besides not liking hot weather, this is very easy to grow. 100+ seeds for $1.50.



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Pak Choi with White Stems, regular (Bok Choy) pakWSt
This is an OP cultivar of Pak Choi/Bok Choy. As described as above, but the regular sized version. It can of course be harvested young for baby greens, but left to its own devices it will grow to a quite large size. 100+ seeds for $1.25.



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Parsnip ‘All American’ (Pastinaca sativa) parAllA
Parnips are carrots sweet cousin. The roots are long and look like a white carrot. I don’t know that there’s much variation between parsnip varieties. I picked this one because of the name. I’ve read that parsnip germination is spotty at best so sow more than you need. Though I read about people who overwinter them and have seeding plants(parsnips are biennials.) They have them sprouting up every where. Reading this, I think that the seeds might do best with winter chilling. Winter sowing could be done, but they would need to be transplanted at a very tiny seedling stage. Or possibly a bed prepared in the fall and seeded very early the year. In any case, parsnip seed does not last long so only buy if you plant to grow this year. 200 seeds for $1.50.


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PEAS can be found on the Buy Beans and Peas page.
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PEPPERS can be found on the Buy Pepper Seed page.

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Radish ‘Easter Egg Mix’ radEE
This is a great mix of white, red, and pink radishes. 150+ seeds for $1.

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radishfrenchRadish ‘French Breakfast’ radFB
This an attractive heirloom variety. The oval red roots are tipped in white. As you can see from the pic to the left it has been around since the 1800′s. It is has held its popularity because of its good looks.  Mild flavor. 150+ seeds for $1.00.
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radishlongscarletRadish ‘Long Scarlet radLoS
This heirloom radish looks more like a red carrot than a radish. It has been around since the mid 1800′s as it is listed books from that period. The photo to the right is from Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden. In that book it says:
“Long Scarlet- Root extremely long and slender often 5 or 6 in in length and only about 3/5″ in diameter, the upper part long cone shaped narrowed towards the of the leaves skin smooth and a vinous red colour; flesh almost transparent and slightly tinged with pink or lilac. This Radish is most usually grown in the open air in well dug and well manured soil…The roots take about a month to become fully formed. The flesh is tender, crisp, and fresh, but has not the pungent flavour of (other) Radishes.”
I would definitely take the advice of the book and making sure the soil is well dug or grow them in potting mix in adequately sized containers for best success. 150+ seeds for $1.25.



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Radish, Daikon ‘Minowase’ radMin
Daikon radishes are the big long white kind used for kim chee and other Asian dishes. They grow about 10″ long and a couple inches around. They need cool weather so plant in early spring or late summer. They also need loose soil to grow well. The soil here has too much clay, so I grow them in tall pots. Those new grow bags out on the market would be perfect for them too. 150 seeds for $1.25.
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Radish ‘Purple Plum’ aka ‘Plum Purple’ radPPlum
This round radish has a very pretty purpley pink skin. It is so pretty if fact, I saw picture in another company’s catalog and though, “Ooo I have to get that one.” Duh! I already have it. 150+ seeds for $1.00.
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Radish ‘Red Meat aka ‘WATERMELON’ aka ‘Roseheart’ radRMeat
This unusual looking radish is fun to grow. The radishes are fairly large(up to about 4″) and round. The exterior is white with green on top. The interior is a very pretty rosy red. They look great sliced in salad or on relish trays. I wish I had a pic from when I grew them! Well customer Gayle D. has come through for me and offered her photo! 150 seeds for $1.75.



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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARhubarb ‘Glaskins Perpetual‘ Z3 rhuGPe
This is a heirloom variety of rhubarb that is easy to start form seed. I started this variety by winter sowing from seed some time ago. The stalks vary from green to red and work well for whatever you might be cooking up. I make a yummy rhubarb custard pie that everyone loves. Starting from seed, you will of course need to give the plants time to settle in for a year or two, but it is well worth the wait as they are long lived perennials and buying plants can get pricey. Rhubarb is very winter hardy, and may not do well in areas that do not get a winter chill. Sorry my pic is not so great. 50 seeds for $1.75.



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Rutabaga (Swede aka Yellow Turnip) ‘Wilhelmsburger’ aka ‘German Green Top’ rutWil
This German variety is a bit different looking than the regular purple top often seen at the grocery store. I thought it would be a fun one to try. 100+ seeds for $1.00.

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Sorghum ‘Black Amber’ (Sorghum bicolor) sorBAm
Sorgum is a corn relative, and the plants look very similar to corn growing tall with thick stalks and long leaves. This sorghum is a syrup type with very pretty dark shiny seeds. Making syrup is a fairly time consuming process and you need the right equipment. Basically, after harvest, the leaves are stripped leaving the tall stalks which are fed through a machine called a cane mill to squeeze the juice out of the canes. Then it is boiled down. Of course there’s a bit more to it than that. Much information can be found by Googling making sorghum syrup and there are many videos on YouTube. 75 seeds for $1.50. 
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Sorghum ‘White Popping’ sorWP
This corn relative seems like such a neat plant to grow. The “popcorn” was recently featured on the TV show ‘Bizarre Foods’ with Andrew Zimmern. He loved it. To see the video clip from his show on YouTube, CLICK HERE. We tried it here and loved it too. It tasted like popcorn, but not exactly if that makes any sense! They are small, but packed with flavor. This is a good grain for a gluten fee diet. The plants grow tall and are similar to corn. I know birds like seeds of colored broom corn so I assume they will like this too. Seed protection may be needed unless you want to feed and attract birds. 75 seed for $1.50. 
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Red Broom Corn Mix (Sorgum bicolor) RBroom
This mix is made up of many red varieties so the color pallet is very pleasing. The plants grow tall and are similar to corn. A row of them in the flower border or vegetable garden would be very pretty. Red Broom Corn can be used as a grain like other sorghums, but I think more people grow them for their ornamental use in the garden and in fall/winter decorations. Of course this may change now that more and more people are found to be gluten intolerant. Seed protection may be needed unless you want to feed and attract birds. 75 seed for $1.50. 
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Spinach ‘Bloomsdale Long Standing’
(Spinacia oleracea) spinBLS
This variety has been popular since it was introduced in 1925. It has savoyed leaves. Spinach should be sown in early spring or late summer like lettuce. 100+ seeds for $1.00. 
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Spinach ‘Giant Noble’ aka ‘Noble Giant’ spinGN
This older cultivar is of course large leaved. It is reported to be slower to bolt than other varieties. 100+ seeds for $1.00. 
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Spinach, Caucasian (Hablitzia tamnoides) Z5 (maybe 4?) hablit
This a perennial vining spinach substitute. I have it growing up a pillar in my garden. It is a native of northern Europe and virtually unknown here in the US. It is a relative of Beets/Swiss Chard, and the flavor profile is similar. They may be eaten raw in salad or cooked.
Being it is so rare in the US, I do not know how far south it will grow. I’m going to assume it need to grow in areas with winter freezing as it needs cold to germinate. So this one does need cold stratification or wintersowing for successful seed germination. I’m also going to assume it will probably do best in shady in areas that get hot in the summer. It only gets up to about 90 for a few days here in summer, most days are in the 80 range. From what I’ve read, it is a forest type plant in its native habitat. I have it is in good soil, well mulched in full sun, and it does nicely there. Also, as with most perennial vines, you may have to wait a year or two before you get a decent harvest of leaves. Of course the nice thing is once you plant, you won’t have to again! 50 seeds for $2.50.
Being this is not offered anywhere else, there will be a ONE packet limit on seeds so that the supply will go out to as many gardeners as possible.
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Spinach, Malabar (Basella alba) Z8 spinMal
I grew this this past season(2010) to test it out and was quite pleased with it. I grew it in a large planter and it sat there at first then it exploded with growth and long leafy vines overflowed the container and spilled onto the ground. So in the heat of late summer when you can’t grow regular spinach, this is the ticket. The flavor is just like spinach. The texture is often described as mucilaginous. The leaves are thick and if they were a bit thicker you could say reminiscent of a succulent. This bothers some people. It does not bother me at all. The nice thing about this plant is you can grow it as an ornamental so if you end up not liking it, no biggie. For seed savers, please note that this plant blooms and goes to seed during the short days of the year, so us up north can not save seed unless of course you have a greenhouse to haul it into. 50+ seeds for $1.50.
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I no longer have a source for this, and I can not grow for seed up here. If you know someone who grows this for wholesale, tell them to contact me or let me know. Thank you!

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Spinach, Malabar Red Stemmed (Basella Rubra) spinRSM
This is the same as the above described Malabar Spinach, but it has red stems and red leaf veins. Seeds are harder to come by than the green stemmed variety and of course cost a lot more for me to obtain. 20 seeds for $2.00.Sorry out of stock.
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spinachnewzea
Spinach, New Zealand (Tetragonia) spinNewZ
Not a true spinach, this plant has been a warm weather spinach substitute since the 1770′s. The plants are spreading and have triangular shaped leaves. The large seeds can be slow to germinate. A soak in warm water for a few hours before planting is often recommended.(I have to remember to try winter sowing a few and see what happens.) 50 seeds for $1.50. 

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SQUASH and Gourd seeds can be found on the Buy SQUASH Seeds page.

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Swiss Chard ‘Fordhook Giant’ (Beta vulgaris) swiFG
This is the best white chard I’ve grown. It has been popular since 1934 and for good reason. It is a vigorous grower and makes very wide stems if you let them get large. The leaves are dark green and savoyed. I’ve found chard to be very easy to grow except the bunnies love it so protection from them is a must. It can be grown in pots. Photo courtesy of a generous customer. 75+ seeds for $1.00.

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Swiss Chard ‘Flamingo Pink’ swiFPi
As you might guess from the name this variety has bright pink stems. You might consider it as delightfully gaudy in the garden as a plastic flamingo. It is an eye catcher whether in the vegetable garden or in the flower garden. 75+ seeds for $1.25. 



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.Swiss Chard ‘El Dorado’ swiEDo
This is a golden stemmed variety of chard, very pretty! 75 seeds for $1.25.



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Swiss Chard ‘Northern Lights Mix’ (Beta vulgaris) swiNL
This wonderful assortment of colored chard is great in the vegetable garden or flower border. I’ve found chard to be very easy to grow except the bunnies love it so protection from them is a must. 75+ seeds for $1.

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Swiss Chard ‘Orange Fantasia swiOrF
By customer request~ This variety has bright orange stems of course. 75 seeds for $1.25.


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Swiss Chard ‘Rhubarb’ aka ‘Ruby Red’ (Beta vulgaris) swiRhu
This variety is very attractive with its deep red stalks. It definitely could be used as an ornamental. This is probably why it is so popular. 75+ seeds for $1.00.

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Tomatillo (Physalis philadelphica aka Physalis ixocarpa)Tillo
This tomato relative is known for making green salsa. From attractive yellow blossoms come fruit which grows in papery husks looking similar to a Japanese lantern plant. Once ripe the fruit fill the husk and split open the bottom. The fully ripe fruit has a sweetness to it that some might say is pineapple like, but my odd taste buds sense apple. The plants are vigorous and disease resistant. The plants need support like a tomato or the branches will spread out and cover a good patch of the garden. Much of the fruit ripens at the same time making it good for canning. Colder zones might be a tad too short to get ripe fruit unless the plants are given a good head start. I received a report from a zone 5 gardener who says they have no problems with the tomatillos ripening in time which is good news! 25+ seeds for $1.

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Tomatillo, Purple (Physalis philadelphica aka Physalis ixocarpa) TilloP
This of course is the purple skinned version of the above described tomatillo. 25+ seeds for $1.00. 
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Tragopogon porrifolius (OYSTER PLANT aka PURPLE SALSIFY) is located on the Buy Herb, Lettuce, and Edible Flowers Page.
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turnip goldballTurnip ‘Gold Ball’ aka ‘Golden Ball’ turGB
This heirloom turnip has been around since at least the mid 1800′s. It is know for its excellent texture and taste. It also stores well. 100+ seeds for $1.
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turnip purple top milan1Turnip ‘Milan Purple Top turMil
This heirloom looks like the typical purple top turnips you find in grocery stores. It is an excellent heirloom variety. It is listed and given praise in Vilmorin’s book The Vegetable Garden for its color and earliness. 100 seeds for $1.00.



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turnipnavet1Turnip ‘Navet des Vertus Marteau turVeM
This old French variety isn’t the prettiest. Being around for so long and ugly, you know it has to have excellent flavor. The roots are elongated, white, and swollen at the bottom end. 100 seeds for $1.00.



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turnipsevenTurnip Greens ‘Seven Top’ turSTop
This variety is grown for its greens. It doesn’t develop a big root like other turnips. Turnip greens are very tasty and good for you too. It is a fast growing crop ready in about 40 days. 100+ seeds for $1.00.
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Turnip ‘White Egg’ (Brassica rapa)turWE
This is an all white turnip that I find attractive. It is a quick grower at about 50 days. 100+ seeds for $1. 
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Watermelon ‘Baby Doll‘ F1 watBDo
This is a small sweet yellow fleshed seedless watermelon. The icebox fruit are round, average about 6lbs. and have light and dark green striped skin. 20 seeds for #2.00. 



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Watermelon ‘Moon and Stars’ (Citrullus lanatus) watMandS
This heirloom variety is exceptionally popular. It was saved from obscurity by a gardener in Missouri who sent seeds to SSE in 1981. The slightly elongated fruit have a dark green rind marked with small yellow spots along with large yellow spots hence the name Moon and Stars. The leaves are also spotted. The flesh is pinkish red. The fruit can grow to 40 lbs. 25 seeds for $1.50. 
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Watermelon ‘Striped Klondike Blue Ribbon’ (Citrullus lanatus) watSKBR
This attractive elongated melon has longitudinal stripes of light green and dark green. Inside, the flesh is a gorgeous deep rosy red, and it is tasty too. The fruit average about 25lbs. 50+ seeds for $1.00. 
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWatermelon ‘Sugar Baby’ (Citrullus lanatus) watSBaby
This ice box type produces smaller dark green skinned round fruit with red flesh. They average about 8lbs. The vines are also compact growing only 5-6′. This variety has been popular since its introduction in 1959. 50 seeds for $1.50. 
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Yu Choy Sum ‘Red Stem (Brassica chinensis) ycsRS
This variety of Chinese Flowering Cabbage is very pretty, and tastes good too. It is a quickly maturing vegetable at around 40 days. 100 seeds for $1.50. 

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9 Comments

  • Dennis Margoni says:

    Does your Gourmet Mild Lettuce Mix contain any head lettuce or is it only a leaf lettuce mix?

    You were planning to have your 2010 list of seeds available in December. Is that still the plan?

  • remy says:

    Hi Dennis,
    The Gourmet Mix does contain some butterhead types which are a loose head type lettuce. There’s some romaine types too.
    Yes, I am planning to do a major update in December if everything goes as planned. I am slowly adding a few things now and tomatoes will have a major update by the end of October(fingers crossed.)
    Thank you for your interest!

  • audrey says:

    hi remy,
    that looks great! thanks! i’ve never grown eggplant successfully before, but i’m going to give it a real effort this year, you know, water and stuff like that. ;)
    thanks for the soil advice too!
    audrey

  • Audrey says:

    hi remy,
    any chance you’ll get all the veggie seeds up, and moonflower? it’s 58 degrees outside today. i really am chomping at the bit to get going with my order!
    when you sow, how much soil do you put down in the container? it’s just for germinating, right? and as soon as you see true leaves, you prick them into larger containers, is that what you recommend? or do you leave them until they’re bigger? or transplant right into your garden?
    can you also enlighten me as to why you dislike the miracle grow soil?
    thanks, remy,
    audrey

  • remy says:

    Hi Audrey,
    Lol, your getting antsy : ) A lot of snow was melting today. It was nice. All the seeds are ordered. I’m just waiting for them to come. Hopefully it won’t be long.
    As far as wintersowing, 3 inches of soil is need. The thinks I winter sow like cabbage and lettuce, I wait until the leaves get like about an inch and half to 2 inches tall and the roots have filled the soil. Then I separate them out either into bigger pots or in the ground if the weather is cooperating.
    Potting soil without fertilizers is best for seed starting. The Miracle Grow has lots of fertilizer in it. So that would be better for transplanting into.
    Be patient, It won’t be long now!
    Remy

  • audrey says:

    remy, is there any way to make it so my shopping cart doesn’t empty after a certain period? or can you enable the website to store a “wish list” until you’re ready to check out and add them all to your cart?
    because a great part of my frustration is that i can’t keep track of what i want from your site, while i wait for the vegetable seeds to go up, because my cart keeps emptying! how is a woman to keep track of all the plants that she lusts for!?
    well, if you have a way to let people keep wish lists, that would be a great feature!
    i started my winter-sowing with the seeds i have on hand. the kids sowed carrots, spinach, and lettuce in a cold frame today. in zone 7, the ground has thawed, daffodils are poking up, and flower buds are swelling on the winter hazel, edgeworthia, and daphnes. spring is coming!

  • remy says:

    Hi Audrey,
    I think PayPal make the system clear out every once in awhile. I had seeds in a cart for a very long time and now they are gone. I have no clue how to make wish lists. I almost have no clue how I put this site together, lol.
    That’s great that you have started wintersowing.
    I got some of my veggies in and updated those. I’m still waiting on that one last order to come. I am at the mercy of the wholesaler!
    Remy

  • Donnisha says:

    Hi, I just order two packs of seeds from you today after finding your website on davesgarden.com. I would like to know if you have any tomato seeds in stock that make good paste?
    Thanks

  • 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

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