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2010 Catalog of Heirloom Seeds, Books and Gifts
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SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE
America’s Premier Source for Heirloom Seeds since 1975
Long-time organic gardening champion Bob Rodale once said “a garden’s best crop is happiness.” Now, even The Wall Street Journal agrees. “Vegetable Gardens Help Morale Grow,” proclaimed a Journal headline last August. Gardening is good for business. It lowers grocery bills, helps with employee recruitment and retention, and gives small companies an edge over competitors. A company garden is the office watercooler, employee fitness center and executive dining room rolled into one. Nationwide, some 7 million new gardens were planted last year, according to the National Gardening Association. That is no surprise. The case for seed saving and the mission of Seed Savers Exchange has never been more timely or compelling. As first-time gardeners dig up their backyards and existing gardens are enlarged, demand for vegetable seed is soaring. Seed houses throughout the nation could barely keep up with the demand last year. Many varieties sold out early, leaving gardeners scrambling for whatever seed they could scrounge. Happily, seed savers don’t have to worry as much about scant supplies. We produce much of our own garden seed. That’s why saving seed increases the innate happiness of gardening. It provides a great sense of personal satisfaction, food safety and security. Many other things are also growing happiness for Seed Savers Exchange members: Our online Yearbook is now a reality. The main headings on each variety in this catalog tell how many additional varieties our members offer in the Yearbook. Next online for members will be our classic Fruit, Berry and Nut Inventory, then the Garden Seed Inventory. Those books cost nearly $50, but Seed Savers members can access them online for free. Saving so much money should bring much happiness. New membership categories will let you spend more time in your garden and save even more money. A three-year membership saves $20 over annual renewals. Supply of many seeds is expected to be extremely tight in 2010, due to bad weather and crop failures. So be happy about all of those wonderful heirloom seeds you saved this year. And don’t wait for word from Wall Street to buy what seed you do need for the coming season. Order seeds early from this catalog and from the Yearbook. And, please, become a member of Seed Savers Exchange, so you can enjoy even more seeds from our Yearbook and offer your own seeds to other members. “Exchange” is Seed Savers’ last name. Thank you for your support. We wish you a bountiful 2010. Happy growing!
Featured Vegetables • for 2010 •
Hill Country Red Okra Page 28
Poona Kheera Cucumber Page 15
George DeVault, President & Executive Director, Seed Savers Exchange
P.S. Twenty-five cents from every packet of seed you purchase goes into an endowment to maintain Seed Savers vast seed collection.
Tours Squash Page 44
Satisfaction Guaranteed • If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with the quality of any seeds (or products) ordered from this catalog, Seed Savers Exchange will gladly replace the seeds or refund your full purchase price.
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Founded in 1975 by Diane Ott Whealy and Kent Whealy
2010 Calendar of Events
spring plant sale Heirloom Apple Grafting Workshops Bird & Wildflower Walk
Pancake breakfast with fresh local maple syrup
• April 5–June 13 • • April 10–11 •
Board of Directors
Amy P. Goldman, Ph.D. • Neil Hamilton Deborah Madison • Rob Johnston Jr. Cary Fowler • Rosalind Creasy Keith Crotz • David Cavagnaro George D. DeVault President, Executive Director Diane Ott Whealy Vice President Education Aaron Whaley Vice President Sales Matthew Barthel, Vice President Gardens & Collections Larry Neuzil Treasurer Jim Edrington Facilities Manager Linda Drackley Shipping Manager Tara Zuck Data Entry Manager Joanne Thuente Database Manager & Secretary Kathy Greentree Inventory Manager Shanyn Siegel Collection Curator Brad Hernandez IT Manager Shirley Vermace Education and Events Coordinator Abrian Mendez Member Services John Torgrimson Editor Tom Wahlberg Seed Inventory Manager
Jamie Emmerson • Andrea Miller • Andrea Springmeier Aaron Burmeister • Ian Miller • Rhonda McManimon Steven Burg • Colin Curwen-McAdams • Betsy Evans Erin O’Brien • Jay Lundahl • Gabrielle Masek Kristen McPhee Trisha Hageman • Heidi Cook • Kelly Skoda Laura Ollendick • Tami Anderson • Cynthia Borgstahl Ada Stutzman • Lizzie Hershberger • Lou Ann Hall Sonya Luse • Mari Wolfe • Dianne Burke Curtiss Jones • Dennis Norden • Amy Hageman Anna Preus • Kristi Armour • Lisa Blaess Doug Meyer • Corey Cordell • Tim Abbott Richard Jensen • Edwin Munoz
• May 1 •
Annual Conference & Campout
Plus "Dig & Discover," a separate conference—just for children
• July 16–18 •
Tomato tasting & Salsa Contest Harvest Festival Winter on the Farm
Horse-drawn sleigh rides down the valley at Heritage Farm.
• September 4 • (Labor Day Weekend)
• October 2 •
• December 18 •
Fruit, Berry and Nut Inventory
Lillian Goldman Visitors Center
Shirley Abbott, Assistant Manager Kathleen Rosendahl • Brenda Hanson Lindsey Harman
Renee Pereault • Jessica Babcock • Shannon Carmody Nancy Arrowsmith • Suzanne Ashworth • Clive Blazey Will Bonsall • Anthony Boutard • Dan Bussey Glenn Drowns • Joel Girardin • Laura Jackson C.R. Lawn • Craig LeHoullier • Laura Merrick, Ph.D. Jeff Nekola, Ph.D. • Michael Strauss, Ph.D. John Swenson • Mark Widrlechner, Ph.D. Garrison Wilkes, Ph.D.
This is the only book of its kind, a reference guide to the fruit, berries and nuts available to growers through mail order catalogs and websites in the United States. This fourth edition provides access to 275 mail order nurseries with 8,750 varietal descriptions, including 3,076 apples, 523 peaches, 327 plums, 757 grapes, 97 raspberries, 137 strawberries, 97 pecans and 105 bananas. At the end of each description is a coded source list. This book will prove to be of practical use to both hobbyists and agricultural professionals alike, as it builds on the heritage of plant breeding and seed preservation in the United States. Growers and breeders have developed regionally adapted varieties with superior taste, disease resistance and countless other virtues. Fruit, Berry and Nut Inventory is a must resource for serious orchardists and horticulturists.
Seed Savers 2010 Calendar
Item # B1255 Softcover $24.00 Item # B1256 Hardcover $30.00
Celebrating our 35th Anniversary This special 35th Anniversary Seed Savers Exchange calendar offers a seasonal glimpse of Nature’s beauty and bounty at our Heritage Farm headquarters in Decorah, Iowa. Photography by Rosalind Creasy, David Cavagnaro, George DeVault and Jack Anthony is framed with favorite recipes and lyric descriptions of work and weather around the farm. A popular gift, the calendar is the next best thing to actually living and working on Heritage Farm. Large 11 by 13-inch format. Item # M3372 $13.95
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seed depth ¼". seed depth ½". transplant to 12–18" with row spacing of 18–36". Information in this guide is based on our gardening experience at Heritage Farm in Decorah. 15–30 days for germination. 4–7 days for germination.garden guide With more than 7 million new gardens popping up around the United States in 2009. So will talking to seasoned gardeners in your area. seed depth ¼". transplant to 24" with row spacing of 36".seedsavers. 5–10 days for germination. seed depth ¼". weather and soils. seed depth ⅛". (Brr!) Happy growing! key plant seeds indoors growing time indoors transplant outdoors growing time outdoors Start seeds indoors. Plant at a soil temp of 61–68˚. Learn your growing zone. 60–85 days until edible. transplant to 18–24" apart. 80–90 days until edible. Don’t forget helpful resources such as your local Extension office. 4–10 days for germination. and your local library. Plant at a soil temp of 60–65˚. 4–10 days for germination. plant to 6" with row spacing of 24–30". 14–21 days for germination. Plant at a soil temp of 80–90˚. Plant at a soil temp of 70–85˚. 12–18 days for germination. 10–15 days for germination. but will help. seed depth ¼". seed depth ¼". transplant to 24" with row spacing of 36". transplant to 12–15". “How do I plant my seed potatoes? When should I transplant tomatoes?” To aid the bumper crop of new gardeners expected this year. Iowa. 80–150 days until edible.org fax: 563-382-6511 . 70–100 days until edible. then transplant outside when danger of frost is past Transplant V EG ETA BL E S (Based on frost dates in Decorah. transplant to 18–36" with row spacing of 24–36". 80–90 days until edible. 60–100 days until edible. seed depth ¼". Plant at a soil temp of 60–70˚. Department of Agriculture’s plant hardiness zone map (usna. 80–115 days until edible. seed depth ¼". seed depth ⅛". It doesn’t have all of the answers.S.html). plan for success and enjoy your gardening experience and adventure. 75–95 days until edible. Iowa—in Zone 4b—where the average annual minimum temperature range is -25˚ to -20˚F. with row spacing of 18". 5–10 days for germination. transplant to 6" with row spacing of 12–18". 5–7 days for germination. and provide a refresher course for more experienced gardeners. Plant at a soil temp of 55–75˚. transplant to 15–24" with row spacing of 36–48". Zone 4b) Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Planting Dates Transplant Dates Heritage Farm Notes Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Cauliflower Eggplant Kale Leek Onion Peppers Tomato HERBS Plant at a soil temp of 60–65˚.usda. and transplant to 8–12". transplant to 24" with row spacing of 36". Plant at a soil temp of 65–85˚. then also account for your altitude. Plant at a soil temp of 60–65˚.gov/Hardzone/ushzmap. SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. 7–12 days for germination. the U. Plant at a soil temp of 55–80˚. Seed Savers Exchange was overwhelmed with questions from new gardeners. Plant at a soil temp of 70–75˚. 75–100 days until edible. 50–65 days until edible. 60–85 days until edible. 6–12 days for germination. seed depth ¼". we prepared this Garden Guide. seed depth ¼". 7–14 days for germination. Plant at a soil temp of 60–65˚. 8–10 days for germination. 75–90 days until edible. transplant to 24" with row spacing of 36". 80–90 days until edible. seed depth ¼". transplant to 24" with row spacing of 36". with row spacing of 36". transplant to 18–24" with row spacing of 36". Plant at a soil temp of 70–79˚. Oregano Rosemary Sage Thyme •2• Plant at a soil temp of 45–90˚. seed depth ¼". 80–90 days until edible. Start small.
thin to 3 plants per hill with hills 60–72" apart. thin to 2–6" with row spacing of 3'. seed spacing 14–21". Plant at a soil temp of 70–80˚. seed spacing 2". seed spacing 1". Plant at a soil temp of 55–80˚. 55–65 days until edible. seed spacing 2" . thin to 8" with row spacing of 36–48". seed depth ½". thin to 3–4" with row spacing of 16–30". 60–70 days until edible. 65–90 days until edible. thin to 3 plants per hill. 68–75 days until edible. seed depth ¼–½". seed depth 1". Plant at a soil temp of 65–75˚.Summer Squash. seed depth ½". 50–65 days until edible. 5–7 days for germination. 7–14 days for germination. 4–10 days for germination. 4–10 days for germination. 90–100 days until edible. seed depth ½–1". Plant at a soil temp of 45–90˚. 70–110 days until edible. seed depth ½". seed spacing of 1". Plant at a soil temp of 55–70˚. 50–60 days until edible. thin to 12" with row spacing of 20–24". thin to 3 plants. seed spacing ½". 50–55 days until edible. 6–10 days for germination. seed spacing of ½". seed spacing 4–6". 7–14 days for germination. Plant at a soil temp of 60–65˚. 6 seeds per hill. 6–21 days for germination. seed depth 1". seed depth 1". 7–8 seeds per hill. Iowa. seed spacing 4–8". 65–80 days until edible. thin to 6–12" with row spacing of 12–18". 6 seeds per hill. seed spacing 3". 85–90 days until edible.org phone: 563-382-5990 •3• . 75–80 days until edible. Plant at a soil temp of 70–85˚. 4–10 days for germination. 45–60 days until edible.seedsavers. with row spacing of 4–8". 6 seeds per hill. Plant at a soil temp of 50–75˚. 7–14 days for germination. Plant at a soil temp of 45–80˚. 7–10 days for germination. Swiss Corn.garden guide key plant seeds outdoors growing time outdoors Direct Seed when danger of frost is past Planting V EG ETA BL E S (Based on frost dates in Decorah. seed depth ¼". seed spacing 1". 7–14 days for germination. seed depth 1". thin to 8–12". 50–65 days until edible. 40–45 days until edible. Plant at a soil temp of 60–65˚. Sweet Cucumber Lettuce Melon / Watermelon Pea Radish Spinach Squash.Winter Turnip HERBS Basil Chives Cilantro Dill Parsley become a member—save 10% Plant at a soil temp of 75–85˚. with hills 48–72" apart. seed depth ½–1". Plant at a soil temp of 65–75˚.Pole Beet Carrot Chard. thin to 6–12" with row spacing of 12–24". Plant at a soil temp of 65–75˚. 30–35 days until edible. 14–21 days for germination. Zone 4b) Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Planting Dates Heritage Farm Notes Plant at a soil temp of 50–60˚. thin to 10–12" with row spacing of 15–18". seed spacing 6–12". seed depth ¼". 45–70 days until edible. thin to 6–12" with row spacing of 2–4'. 10–20 days for germination. seed depth ½". with row spacing of 4–6". seed depth ½–1". 5–12 days for germination. thin to 6" with row spacing of 10–12". seed depth 1". seed spacing 4". thin to 3 plants. 60–70 days until edible. 6–14 days for germination. seed spacing 2".Bush Bean. seed depth ¼". 5–15 days for germination. seed spacing 1". seed spacing 2" . 5–10 days for germination. thin to 1–6" with row spacing of 10". seed depth ½". Plant at a soil temp of 50–60˚. seed depth ¼". seed spacing 4". thin to 1–3" with row spacing of 24–30". 7–10 days for germination. www. seed depth ½". Plant at a soil temp of 55–70˚. thin to 4–6" with row spacing of 20–24". 55–75 days until edible. thin to 4–8" with row spacing of 20". Plant at a soil temp of 60–65˚. Plant at a soil temp of 60–80˚. seed depth ¼". with hills 36–72" apart. thin to 4–6" with row spacing of 24". 75–100 days until edible. Plant at a soil temp of 55–65˚. seed depth ¼". 7–14 days for germination. Plant at a soil temp of 50–65˚. 45–65 days until edible. seed spacing 7–21". 4–10 days for germination. 4–12 days for germination. with hills 72" apart. Arugula Bean. Plant at a soil temp of 65–85˚. with row spacing of 24–36".
transplants Buran Jimmy Nardello’s King of the North new new Orange Bell Sheepnose Pimento Sweet Chocolate Tolli’s Sweet Italian Wenk’s Yellow Hots Amish Paste Brandywine (Sudduth's) Cherokee Purple German Pink new Gold Medal Green Zebra Hartman's Yellow Hungarian Heart new Mexico Midget •4• Stupice Trophy Velvet Red SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.org fax: 563-382-6511 .seedsavers.
tomato and ground cher r y transplants for your gardens.00 plus shipping. Having a hard time deciding? Let us send you six plants of our choice for $15. SSE constructed a new cold-frame and shipping facility in 2003 at Heritage Farm (pictured to the right). Please mix varieties as you like. Now the plants are moved from the greenhouse a week before the scheduled ship date and exposed to the real-world conditions of direct sunlight and cooler temperatures.00 each. Wisconsin. see pages 56–63. For complete shipping description.00 plus shipping. For complete shipping descriptions. see page 10. see pages 32–37. Plants are shipped every two weeks beginning in March and will arrive by Friday of the ship week. A good value and a great way to try a full assortment. For complete shipping descriptions. A good value and a great way to try a full assortment. 2010. by the same growers who have supplied Seed Savers with all of our transplants for the last seven years. SSE is committed to providing the highest quality transplants for your garden. All plants are grown by Almost There Farms in Spring Green. • • Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry Heirloom Transplants Seed Savers is pleased to offer heirloom pepper.transplants Pepper 647T-Buran (Sweet) 239T-Jimmy Nardello’s (Sweet) 1343T-King of the North (Sweet) 1044T-Orange Bell (Sweet) New! 45T-Sheepnose Tomato Pimento (Sweet) New! 1216T-Sweet Chocolate (Sweet) 1178T-Tolli’s Sweet italian (Sweet) 1398T-Wenk’s Yellow Hots (Hot) 1291T-SSE Pepper Sampler 107T-Amish Paste 427T-Brandywine (Sudduth’s) 253T-Cherokee Purple 440T-German Pink 825T-Gold Medal 443T-Green Zebra New! 1481T-Hartman’s Yellow Gooseberry 444T-Hungarian Heart 109T-Mexico Midget 667T-Stupice 1183T-Trophy New! 1226T-Velvet Red 1292T-SSE Tomato Sampler Ground Cherry Cherry 912T-Aunt Molly’s Ground Ground Cherry transplants are $3. plus shipping. new photo All pepper transplants are $3. April 5–7. May 3–5 or May 17–19. April 19–21 .00 each. but make sure the totals are in increments of six to best utilize our packaging. 2010 Plant Shipment Dates On the transplant section of the order form (located in the middle of this catalog) be sure to indicate which ship date you prefer: March 22–24. By hardening off the plants in this manner you can be assured transplant shock will be minimal. • • All tomato transplants are $3. Plants are potted in large 2½" by 3" pots and will be shipped in sturdy cardboard containers. Having a hard time deciding? Let us send you six plants of our choice for $15.org phone: 563-382-5990 •5• . plus shipping. if freezing weather does not permit shipping. Satisfaction guaranteed.00 each. This is a great way to easily try several different varieties. become a member—save 10% www.seedsavers. we will mail you details on how the ship date has changed. plus shipping. Please order early for best selection.
A great dual purpose variety. 46–50 days. SSE member from Hugo. Packet (50 seeds) $2.200 seeds/lb. 906-Brockton Horticultural Introduced in 1885 by the Aaron Low Wyche’s Cherokee ancestors carried this Seed Co.” Heavy crops of excellent quality.75 Lilac flowers.50 • 5M $70.50 • 5 lb $33. Atlee Burpee who obtained their stock seed from N. extremely productive. 85-98 England. ±530 seeds/lb. 1 lb $7. Averages 4–5 seeds per won a $25.75 Prolific and dependable. pods. $12.50 • 5M $74. Please check SSE’s website for a complete listing. 49-55 1423(OG)-Calypso days.75 • 5M $9. round black and white seeds with In 1897 Abel Steele of Ferguson.25 • ½ oz $8. Self-seeding and hardy.25 seeds that are excellent for use as a dry bean.25 • 10 lb $101. Shiny jet-black seeds. ±1. New! 1503-Bumble Bee C ertified O rganiC Packet (50 seeds) $2.00 grow 16" tall.75 • 50M $33.00 Maine heirloom has a high vitamin and mineral content. Yin Yang) One of the all time 1 lb $7. Stout 16” plants produce 907-Climbing French 5” pods with 3-5 large seeds each. brittle. Beautiful winter death march from October 1838 red striped pods.75 1 lb $7. OK. Pole habit. Massachusetts. use ±1.300 seeds/oz. At the time it was claimed to be the only absolutely stringless New! 201-Black Valentine Introduced in 1897 by Peter Henderson green-podded bean.75 • 10M $13.75 best for baking and soups. 1171-Arikara yellow Seeds were originally obtained from the Arikara tribe of North Dakota and introduced in Oscar Will’s 1915 Pioneer Indian Collection of Seeds. Kenney. Sharp distinctive nutty flavor is best when picked young.75 36(OG)-Cherokee Trail of Tears Given to SSE in 1977 by the late Dr. Produces pods & Company. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Packet (500 seeds) $2.arugula • Arugula • members offer 6 varieties 1353-Apollo Hi g h l y i m p roved D u tc h s t ra i n o f domesticated rocket. Ontario contrasting eye. Strong 15" 337-Bountiful plants. bean.75 Wyche. ±1. ±1. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 10 lb $60. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Gorgeous In the 1930s this was reportedly the most seeds are white ovals with a dark maroon.75 602(OG)-Arugula or Roquette Fast-growing. Good drought tolerance.25 • 1 oz $9. Bush habit. Prolific plants produce yellow-tan Introduced in 1894 by W.50 • 100M $50. Pole habit. to all types of production areas.75 ¼ oz $5.75 for fresh snap beans or a dry soup bean. 85 1839 in Oklahoma.50 • 5 lb $56. ±99.75 • 10 lb $60.75 graves.75 ¼ oz $6. this 250 seeds $5. Bush habit. 45 days. Packet (50 seeds) $2. leaving a trail of 4. 70–90 days.75 • 1 lb $7.000 days. according to The Beans of New York.300 seeds/lb. ±15.50 • 5 lb $33. adapts well variety from Peter Henderson & Company.25 snaps and dry beans.75 Named for the large size of its seeds. John 10 lb $60.300 seeds/lb.200 seeds/oz. Bush habit 80–90 days.75• 250 seeds $5. Bush habit.300 seeds/lb. $12. Packet (500 seeds) $2.seedsavers.477 varieties 603-Sylvetta • Beans • Several bean varieties are available as both conventional and certified organic.50 A w ild ar ugula that is shor ter and smaller with tasty.75 members offer 1.00 prize for naming this new pod. rounded leaves are high in vitamin C. Used only as a dry in the Smoky Mountains to March 26.25 • 1 oz $10. Packet (50 seeds) $2. the infamous in Brockton.75 339-Burpee’s Stringless new Arikara Yellow Black Valentine Bountiful Brockton Horticultural new Bumble Bee •6• Burpee’s Stringless Calypso Cherokee Trail of Tears SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.50 25M $23.25 • 1M $18. B.50 • 5 lb $33. 4–7" stringless pods. good for 1 lb. cool-season salad or sandwich green.00 250M $77. Excellent fresh eating qualities.k.50 • 5 lb $33. who secured seed from a vendor bean over the Trail of Tears. Shiny black seeds and 6” that are 5" long.75 • 10 lb $60. 47–50 days. Slower to bolt.widely grown climbing French bean in black splash at the eye. Packet (50 seeds) $2.100 seeds/lb.75 (a. Known in Italy as Rucola selvatica or Wild Rocket.org fax: 563-382-6511 . more deeply lobed leaves.50 • 5 lb $56. C ertified O rganiC . Very large.25 • 10 lb $101. Shiny dark purple 1 lb.25 • ½ oz $7. Productive bush plants 1M $17. days. Will produce 3–5 cuttings per year if kept well picked.25 stringless 6–7" pods. Excellent taste and rarely bitter. 40–45 days. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C #1. Green 6" pods with purple overlay. Packet (500 seeds) $2. Dr. 85 days. wonderful flavor.±1.a. Bush previously known as “Green Bush Bean habit. 40–45 days.
Best for eating when picked every 2 or 3 days while still very young and tender.25 Dutch wax bean that has large 6–8" creamcolored pods with thin purple stripes that disappear when blanched.25 • 10 lb $101.bean seeds.00 Apollo Sylvetta Climbing French Dragon’s Tongue Empress Fin de Bagnol Gold of Bacau Good Mother Stallard Hidatsa Red Hidatsa Shield Figure •7• become a member—save 10% www. Compact high-yielding plants. will climb to 3' if given support. straight. Introduced to gardeners by the Oscar Will Seed Company.75 1 lb $7. Excellent sweet flavor.50 • 5M $70. ±1. A true work-horse! Heavy yields of large. Wide. Pole habit. Does well in cool soil. 5–6 seeds per pod.25 340-Dragon’s Tongue 1426-Good Mother Stallard 1181-Empress Incredible flavor. 65–75 days. meaty flavor. Packet (50 seeds) $2. $12. $7.25 • 1M $18. Packet (50 seeds) $2. extremely crisp and juicy stringless pods.75 10 lb $60. Very attractive as tiny gourmet green beans. C ertified O rganiC Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 203(OG)-Hidatsa Shield Figure The Hidasta Indians were experts at raising crops of corn. Best used fresh. This variety was boarded onto Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste in 2005. ±1. tender and sweet. great for soups. 80–90 days. 1" wide. used as a shell bean or dry. Romania. green. always stringless. Shield Figure beans were grown in Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden (available on page 90).300 seeds/lb. 85–95 days. Pole habit.75 • 250 seeds $5.50 • 5M $74.75 the seeds begin to form they are still edible. Very productive.25 10 lb $101. 55 days. Commands a high price at market. Packet (50 seeds) $2. $12. Pole habit. squash.100 seeds/lb. but also does well in Iowa. A good choice for arid growing conditions.300 seeds/lb. 5–6" stringless pods. 90 days.75 • 1 lb. even when Originally grown by the Native Americans in the Dakotas.seedsavers.75 1 lb $7.50 • 5 lb $33. Dark red seeds.org phone: 563-382-5990 .75 • 10 lb $60.75 • 1 lb $12.50 • 5 lb $56. A great dry bean. Our very best snap bean for fresh eating. but will freeze too. One of the most productive dry beans. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Ex tremely productive.75 250 seeds $5. 55-60 days. Family heirloom that has been enjoyed for generations. freezing or processing.75 1437-Hidatsa Red Old gourmet variety of French string bean.25 • 10 lb $101. Originally introduced by Gurney ’s as Experimental Bean 121 and then re-named Empress in 1979.25 Introduced to SSE members over a decade ago by Glenn Drowns.50 • 5 lb $56. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Bush habit. Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 5 lb $56.00 604(OG)-Fin de Bagnol 1185-Gold of Bacau Shared with SSE by friends in the northern city of Bacau. flattened golden Romano-type beans. ±700 seeds/lb. Sprawling bush plants. Pole habit. ±750 seeds/lb. Dual crops of beans climbing up corn stalks were often grown in their gardens. Bush habit. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 • 5 lb $33. ±680 seeds/lb. 6–10" long. 60-70 days.75 • 10 lb $60. beans and sunflowers in the Missouri River Valley of North Dakota.75 1 lb. ±1.50 • 5 lb $33. Bush habit. delicious round slender pods. 49–57 days. wonderful rich.75 • 1 lb.25 1M $17.
Easy to shell. Great flavor.75 Hutterite Soup Ideal Market Ireland Creek new Introduced in 1914 as Black Creaseback by Van Antwerp’s Seed Store of Mobile.50 • 5 lb $33. Makes a truly excellent creamy white soup. Vigorous 24" plants loaded with 5" pods each containing 6-8 seeds. Excellent quality.300 seeds/lb.75 1 lb. 65 days.70 • 5M $47. Exceptional cooking qualities.75 10 lb $60. Bush habit. stringless. 80 days.75 One of the best and earliest for baking. fine quality and excellent flavor. Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 • 5 lb $33. Very productive. Pole habit.25 new Lina Sisco’s October Pencil Pod Golden Wax New! 1504-Kenearly Yellow Eye Provider Rattlesnake Snap Red Swan (a. Alabama. very hardy and vigorous. Superb delicious flavor.75 250 seeds $4. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 1M $11. C ertified O rganiC . Later renamed by Chris Reuter Seed Company as Reuter’s Ideal Market. Packet (50 seeds) $2.bean 1438-Hutterite Soup One of the best heirloom varieties for making soup. $12.75 250 seeds $4.75 • 1M $10.k. 65–70 days.25 1 lb $7. Early and productive small-podded 5–6" bean. 80-95 days. greenish yellow seeds with a distinctive dark ring around the eye.75 205-Kentucky Wonder Bush 605-Kentucky Wonder Pole Royalty Purple Pod •8• Speckled Cranberry Tiger’s Eye SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. C ertified O rganiC . then introduced in 1877 as Kentucky Wonder by James J.75 • 10 lb $60.50 • 5 lb $33. ±650 seeds/lb. Bush habit. 70–75 days. Vigorous 5–7' plants yield clusters of green flat-oval 7–10" stringless pods.25 908(OG)-Ideal Market 1173(OG)-Ireland Creek Annie Jacob’s Gold Kentucky Wonder Pole Kenearly Yellow English heirloom grown since the 1930s on Ireland Creek Farm in British Columbia.org fax: 563-382-6511 .000 seeds/lb. Became so popular by 1901 that it was listed by 287 companies. Bush habit.75 First offered in 1864 as Texas Pole. ±1.50 • 5M $42. Healthy plants produce excellent yields of white beans with yellow-brown eyes.75 • 1 lb $7. Stocky 24" plants produce abundant. makes it own thick sauce. H. Tender stringless round fleshy 8" pods. Bush plants.75 • 250 seeds $5.75 250 seeds $4.50 • 5 lb $56.75 10 lb $60. Nova Scotia. great flavor. Bush habit. Packet (50 seeds) $2.a.200 seeds/lb. 58-64 days.00 1439-Jacob’s Cattle Gold A stablized cross between Jacob’s Cattle and Paint. ±900 seeds/lb. 85–90 days.25 • 10 lb $101. Pole habit.seedsavers. Beans soak up water well and cook very quickly. fine texture. ±1. Gregory & Sons. ±1. developed in Kentville. reliable yields. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 1 lb $7.50 • 5 lb $33.75 10 lb $60. Heavy yields over an extended period.75 • 1 lb $7. an all-time favorite. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Commodore) A standard for the home and market gardener. Packet (50 seeds) $2.
C ertified O rganiC .50 5 lb $33. Packet (50 seeds) $2.00 343-Royalty Purple Pod 208(OG)-Speckled Cranberry Lazy Housewife 1486-Pencil Pod Golden Wax Old time favorite introduced in 1900. Pole habit. which was founded in 1975.75 • 250 seeds $6. 75–80 days. ±1. prolific and very good taste. Very fine flavor.75 250 seeds $6.75 • 5M $62.75 • 10 lb $60. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 52–58 days. great winter staple. C ertified O rganiC .50 • 5 lb $33. Introduced by the Billy Hepler Seed Company in 1957.50 102(OG)-Purple Podded Pole Heirloom variety discovered by Henry Fields growing in an Ozark garden in the 1930s.75 1 lb $7.75 • 10 lb $60.75 A great dual purpose bean. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Distinctive purple foliage and purple flowers. Our seed comes from Beulah Hunn who was a nearly full-blood Cherokee.75 Brought to America from England about 1825. C ertified O rganiC .. from its immense productiveness making it easy to gather. 68 days.75 Native American variety dating back to the 1830s from the Cherchei Nation in Tennessee. Bush habit. Pole habit. meaty. One of the best for soups. Preferred by some growers as a green shell bean around 80 days or used as a dry bean if grown to full maturity. Packet (50 seeds) $2. ±800 seeds/lb.50 • 5M $74.600 seeds/lb.75 • 10 lb $60. 48-54 days. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Long thin pods are stringless and good for snap beans. stringless ½" thick by 5–7" long reddishpurple pods that blanch to light green. C ertified O rganiC .75 • 1 lb $7. 50–65 days. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Undoubtedly the best of the pole horticultural beans. 75 days. C ertified O rganiC .00 Cresent new 1442-Tiger’s Eye Originally from either Chile or Argentina.00 New! 1506(OG)-Sultan’s Green Purple Podded Pole Identical to the Yellow Crescent in every way except the color. stringless pods are 5–7" long with very good wax bean flavor. Pole habit.75 1 lb. Great for chili or refried beans.00 • 1M $15. Bush habit. Best described as dusty red-rose. and most productive. Pole habit. Atlee Burpee’s 1888 catalog. 75 days. ±950 seeds/ lb. C ertified O rganiC Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 5M $62.100 seeds/lb.75 10 lb $60.75 • 250 seeds $4. One of the best for freezing and canning. Round pods are long and straight.75 1M $10. used as a dry bean. C ertified O rganiC . stringless.50 • 5M $42.75 1M $11. Germinates well in cool soil.70 • 5M $47..00 1M $15.75 • 1 lb $7. Can also be used as a fresh shell bean. High quality.seedsavers.” One of our oldest documented beans. Vines will grow to 10' tall. Packet (50 seeds) $2. introduced around 1810.50 • 5 lb $56. 60 days for snaps.75 • 5M $62.org phone: 563-382-5990 •9• . 85–90 days.75 1463(OG)-Sultan’s Golden Crescent Known as the most dependable early green bean.75 1 lb $7. Stringless 5" tender round pods that cook to green.25 • 10 lb $101.50 • 5M $74. well flavored and free of strings. Packet (50 seeds) $2.bean Claimed to be the first completely stringless bean. ±750 seeds/lb. Bush habit.50 • 5 lb $33.300 seeds/lb. Good resistance to drought.50 New! 1505(OG)-Provider Rarely offered and almost extinct. wet soil.75 250 seeds $5.50 • 5 lb $33. Bush habit.50 37(OG)-Rattlesnake Snap 1441-Red Swan 1175-Lina Sisco’s Bird Egg These beans were brought to Missouri by covered wagon in the 1880s by Lina’s grandmother. 85 days. “We presume it derived its name. Pole habit. 60–90 days.75 • 5M $62. 80 days for dry beans. Excellent quality. Very tender skins almost disappear when cooked. ±1. Bush habit.50 1186(OG)-Lazy Housewife Distinctive 7–8" dark green pods that are streaked with purple. Good for freezing or canning. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 55 days. Stabilized cross between a purple snap bean and a pinto.00 • 1M $15.75 250 seeds $5. Bush habit. Very productive. Plants climb vigorously to 6' and are extremely productive. Very distinct curly yellow snap bean. SSE is pleased to reintroduce this variety.75 • 250 seeds $6. Bush habit.25 • 1M $18. 80–90 days. Vigorous plants are 15–20" tall. Prolific producer. Bush habit. Germinates well even in cold. C ertified O rganiC .75 250 seeds $6. Packet (50 seeds) $2. First listed in W. 60–90 days. pods are 4–5" long.25 • 1M $18.00 1M $15. ±1. Horticultural type.75 • 250 seeds $4.25 A unique development for snap beans. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Light buff seeds are splashed with dark brown.25 Painted Pony 1440-October 1462(OG)-Painted Pony Bred at the University of New Hampshire by the late Professor Elwyn Meader. Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 • 5 lb $33. $12. which seems discourteous.75 Sultan's Golden and Green Crescent become a member—save 10% www. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Wonderfully rich flavor and smooth texture.75 • 10 lb $60. Very productive 24" plants. The compact plants are heavy croppers and disease resistant.75 1 lb $7. The result of a life-long passion of bean breeding by the late Robert Lobitz (1941–2006). Pole habit.75 • 250 seeds $4. Produces heavy crops of slender green stringless 7–9" nearly round pods until the first frost. Lina was one of the six original members of SSE. retains markings.
95 • 1 lb $92.00 4 oz $36.75 500 seed pack $4.95 • 1 lb $92. Dark red flesh is free from rings. Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 ¼ oz $7. Ontario. crisp and tender.50 • 2. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Original selections were made from Early Blood Turnip by Mr. Packet (100 seeds) $2.50 • 1 lb. This outstanding Polish variety is prized for its clean flavor. nice for eating and pickling. ±1.300 seeds/oz.00 Uniquely shaped beet that resembles a carrot and produces uniform round slices for eating and processing.5M $14.700 seeds/oz. 70 days from transplant. Productive in small areas because the roots can grow down instead of out. Packet (100 seeds) $2. 35 days for baby leaf tops. Excellent citrus flavor.00 • 10M $31. Tender. Very tender.00 910-Detroit Dark Red 911-McGregor’s Favorite Ground cherries were recorded as early as 1837 in Pennsylvania.50 • ½ oz $10. ±1. turning golden yellow when cooked.00 • 1 oz $15.50 912(OG)-Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry (Physalis pruinosa) •10• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. Canada. ±2.400 seeds/oz.95 • 1 lb $92.75 ¼ oz $7.50 4 oz $15. ±1. Excellent results at Heritage Farm when grown on landscape cloth which suppresses weeds and makes collecting the fruits easy.00 • 8 oz $57.50 First introduced to American gardeners in the late 1840s from Italy. blood-red 3" diameter roots.75 • 1. Remarkably sweet.25 • 5M $21.25 • 50M $109. 60 days. ±1.75 1M $7. Starts fruiting by the end of July and continues until frost and a little beyond.00 • 1 oz $15. Very prolific and a good keeper. pies.50 • ½ oz $10.50 • 5M $21.75 ¼ oz $7. extremely productive. Very ornamental and fine tasting.00 4 oz $36.beet Albino Bull’s Blood Burpee’s Golden Chioggia Cylindra Detroit Dark Red Early Blood Turnip McGregor’s Favorite • Beet • members offer 44 varieties 1189-Albino G o o d b eet f lavo r an d co m pl etel y white. Reeves of Port Hope.50 • ½ oz $10.50 • 1 lb $28. C ertified O rganiC . Great for salads since the roots do not bleed.00 8 oz $17. This beet will never stain! Great for messy little kids. The juice from the beets is used to make the only red food coloring allowed by Swedish law. or 55 days for edible roots. Good for canning.75 ¼ oz $7. Dualpurpose beet for roots and greens. Retains markings if baked whole and sliced just before serving. 50 days.300 seeds/oz. Stores 3-4 weeks in the husk. Nearly globe shaped.00 8 oz $57.400 seeds/oz.00 • 8 oz $17.50 ½ oz $10. ±2.00 347(OG)-Early Blood Turnip A good all-purpose variety that dates back to 1825. can be used for preserves. sweet roots. Solid roots are great for canning and fresh eating. Roots are globe-shaped and orange. sweet roots. sweet and easy to peel. over ice cream or in fresh fruit salads. Packet (100 seeds) $2.org fax: 563-382-6511 CROP Introduced to gardeners before 1828. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Dark red flesh is sweet.75 CROP ILUR FA ILUR FA . ±1. 48–68 days.00 • 8 oz $17. $28. Packet (100 seeds) $2. 60-65 days.75 • ¼ oz $7. Sweet. 55–60 days.000 seed pack $7.800 seeds/oz.00 • 1 oz $12. Uniquely beautiful flesh has alternating red and white concentric rings that resemble a bull’s eye. The greens are an excellent addition to salads.50 mild even when large. Hard-to-find. A spectacular variety. Fruits are ½ to ¾" in diameter and are encased in a papery husk that turns brown when the fruits ripen.50 610-Bull’s Blood Selected by seedsman Kees Sahin in the Netherlands from the French variety Crapaudine for the darkest-colored leaves. Excellent market and home garden variety for summer and autumn use. long.50 • 4 oz $15.seedsavers. flavorful leaves.50 • ½ oz $10.50 • 1 lb $28.50 • ½ oz $10.00 • 8 oz $57. 50 days.75 ¼ oz $7.300 seeds/oz.00 • 1 oz $12. Tender and E 611-Burpee’s Golden E Scottish heirloom that is grown specifically for its profusion of narrow spear-shaped metallic-purple leaves. introduced in 1892.25 • 10M $34.50 • 100M $175. Packet (100 seeds) $2.50 25M $68.50 4 oz $15.00 345-Chioggia 346-Cylindra The standard for beets.00 • 4 oz $36. Packet (100 seeds) $2. This is the most uniform strain available. 46–80 days.00 • 1 oz $12. C ertified O rganiC .00 • 1 oz $15. Extremely productive plants have a sprawling habit and grow 18" tall and 24" wide.
58–90 days from transplant.25 members offer 14 varieties • Cauliflower • New! 1507-Paris Market • Brussels Sprouts • members offer 9 varieties Introduced to American gardeners in 1888 by Peter Henderson & Company.500 seeds/oz. side shoots follow.200 seeds/oz.25 • 8 oz $157. Rich purple heads with excellent flavor. Winter hardy in zone 6. James Vick & Sons Company of Rochester. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Leading main crop variety for home and market.50 • 25M $29. ±26. 65–70 days. Packet (250 seeds) $2.500 seeds/oz. many side shoots will follow. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 1 oz $10. Can also be grown in containers. 75–100 days from transplant.25 • ½ oz $9.00 • ½ oz $6.75 ¼ oz $5. The reddish-purple exterior provides an amazing contrast with the yellowish-orange interior when peeled or sliced. most refined purple carrot available. 200 days from transplant.75 • 1/8 oz $7.25 1 oz $30.75 • 4 oz $98. 60–85 days from transplant.00 • ½ oz $19.seedsavers.25 • ½ oz $9.00 • ¼ oz $7.25 • 8 oz $157. ±22. gardeners in 1890.50 • ¼ oz $12.75 1/8 oz $7.00 • 4 oz $30. Valery members offer 15 varieties • Broccoli • members offer 52 varieties • Carrot • Brought to America by Italian immigrants in the 1880s. Good as baby carrots.00 • 100M $75.” Roots are 8–10" long. Popular market variety. New York reported in 1924 that St.75 • ¼ oz $6.00 • ½ oz $6. crisp and tender.200 seeds/oz. Sure to be the best-selling carrot at specialty and farmers’ markets.000 seeds/oz.75 Introduced from South Africa in 1808. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Introduced in the 1890s.00 • 8 oz $45. ±9.25 Highly sought after by gourmet restaurants. and very sweet.75 4 oz $98. Widely adapted. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 65–87 days.25 612-Early Snowball The chief commercial sprout until the development of more uniform hybrids. Packet (250 seeds) $2. ±25. sweet and brittle.50 • ¼ oz $12.25 348-Calabrese 349-De Cicco 1190-Dragon High yields in clay or heavy soils. Valery was “The best and most handsome main crop carrot… Enormously productive. Packet (50 seeds) $2.00 • 250M $150.75 • 1 oz $14. excellent quality. Winter-heading type ready in late winter or early spring. Very desirable for private gardens as well as for markets. 1-2" in diameter.000 seeds/oz.600 seeds/oz.75 • 4 oz $98. great for freezing. C ertified O rganiC . Sweet. Widely grown and prized in Italy. ±26.75 ¼ oz $5. Good for storage. stores well.75 5M $9. Dark bright-orange flesh.75 913-Long Island Improved 613-Purple Cape 358-Scarlet Nantes Cylindrical roots are 7" long by 1½" wide. Best planted in late fall in a coldframe and overwintered.25 • 10M $14.00 • ½ oz $19. ±8. ±7. Smooth 6–7" heads of tightly formed white curds are solid. Compact 2–3' plant produces 4" central head.50 • ½ oz $10. fine grained. Grows exceptionally well in cool Northern areas. Well adapted for forcing or wintering-over for early crops in warmer regions.org phone: 563-382-5990 •11• . Does well in shallow or stony soil. uniform. 48–85 days from transplant.25 1 oz $30.25 360-St. great flavor.200 seeds/oz.75 Introduced to U.00 1 oz $15. 50-68 days.00 • ½ oz $6. excellent choice for the home become a member—save 10% www.75 1 oz $10. 80–115 days from transplant.900 seeds/oz. Packet (250 seeds) $2.00 357(OG)-Danvers and market gardener. Heavy set of firm sprouts over an extended period. Sweet and tender.900 seeds/oz. Tight heads can grow up to 8" in diameter.00 • ½ oz $19. almost spicy flavor.75 Beautiful spiraling apple-green head.25 • 8 oz $157. Bright reddish-orange flesh.75 1/8 oz $7. nearly coreless. 90 days. A great seller at markets. Packet (50 seeds) $2. ±7. Compact 24" plants yield 50–100 dark green 1¼–1½" sprouts. Valery 350-Romanesco The finest.75 1/8 oz $5. Early red-orange carrots.25 50M $47. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Uniform 6–8" by 2–2½" roots. nearly coreless.CarrOt Calabrese Romanesco Long Island Improved Early Snowball new Dragon Paris Market Scarlet Nantes St. After the central head is cut.50 ¼ oz $12.S. Very early.75 ¼ oz $6. Better taste and texture than the finest broccoli. fine-grained.25 • 1 oz $30.00 • ½ oz $6. sweet and excellent for storage.75 1 oz $14. After the central head is harvested.75 ¼ oz $5.75 • 1 oz $10. ±7.75 • ¼ oz $5. 50-80 days. freezing and for juice.00 Introduced in 1885.75 • 1 oz $10. ±11.
weigh 3–4 pounds and rarely burst.seedsavers. Good drought tolerance. Excellent for cooking.” Solid flat heads are 7–8" deep by 10–14" in diameter.75 • 5M $9. Mild flavor. vigorous and uniform. Massachusetts in 1866. 80–90 days from transplant.75 • 1 lb $12.75 First listed in America by J.50 • 1 oz $13. Hartman & Company in 1909.S. SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.75 4 oz $4. H.Cabbage • Cabbage • members offer 59 varieties Introduced by H. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Ferry & Co. 100 days from transplant. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 Introduced in 1889. Packet (50 seeds) $2.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Extremely hard. Plants grow 9-12' tall and have at least two ears per stalk. Solid heads reach 6–8" in diameter. The earliest market variety we offer. Conical. each 8–12" long.75 353-Early Jersey Wakefield 355-Mammoth Red Rock Late Flat Dutch Winningstadt Cabbage Bloody Butcher 356-Premium Late Flat Dutch Blue Jade Country Gentleman Golden Bantam 614-Winningstadt Mandan Bride Mixed Colors Oaxacan Green Dent members offer 195 varieties • Corn • new Grown in the U. 63–100 days from transplant. Solid round heads are 8" in diameter and weigh 7 pounds. ±8.25 • ½ oz $8. 98 days from transplant.500 seeds/lb.25 • ½ oz $8. C ertified O rganiC .50 • 1 oz $13.600 seeds/oz. M. since at least 1845. 60–75 days from transplant. Thick firm leaves are dark bluish-green and wavy.75 1M $5.50 • 10M $15. Gregory & Sons of Marblehead. reported that. fine flavor.25 • ½ oz $8.S. excellent keeper.800 seeds/oz. ±7. steelblue cobs that turn jade-blue when boiled. Medium-sized plants are ideal for small gardens.75 ¼ oz $5.75 • 8 oz $7. small to medium core.75 ¼ oz $5. by Francis Brill of Jersey City. Good for flour.25 • ½ oz $8. Packet (50 seeds) $2. pointed heads are 7–9" tall and 6–7" in diameter. sure cropper.00 352(OG)-Copenhagen Market Copenhagen Market Early Jersey Wakefield Mammoth Red Rock First grown in the U. ±8. Packet (50 seeds) $2. solid. salads and pickling. cornmeal or corn-on-the-cob when young.75 ¼ oz $5.700 seeds/oz. Packet (50 seeds) $2. “This strain is the result of much care on our part to develop and maintain the good qualities that have made this sort so popular.75 • ¼ oz $5. Upright and compact plants with a spread of 28–30".50 • 1 oz $13. Red throughout. J. tightly folded heads are 10–15" tall by 5–7" in diameter and weigh 3–4 pounds. ±6.50 • 1 oz $13.50 863-Bloody Butcher 1194(Og)-Blue Jade or Blue Baby Reid's Yellow Dent •12• Smoke Signals Tom Thumb Miniature plants bear 3–6 ears of sweet.600 seeds/oz.75 In 1924 the catalog of D. ±1. Great for fall decorations. New Jersey in 1840. 100–110 days.
Plants grow 2–3' tall, one of the only sweet corns that can be grown in containers. 70-80 days. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 366(OG)-Country Gentleman Introduced in 1890 by S. D. Woodruff & Sons of Orange, Connecticut. Standard lateseason white corn with deep, narrow, small “shoe peg” (non-rowed) kernels. Tapered ears grow 7–8" long on 7–8' stalks that often produce two ears. Standard home garden variety for fresh use or canning. 88–92 days. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 500 seeds $5.25 • 1M $8.75 • 5M $35.50 367(OG)-Golden Bantam Improved The original strain of Golden Bantam was introduced by W. Atlee Burpee in 1902. This improved strain was selected for longer ears and greater tenderness. Excellent sweet flavor, early main crop variety for home gardeners. Still the standard for home gardeners and market growers. Ideal for freezing and fresh eating. 70–85 days. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 • 500 seeds $5.75 1M $9.50 • 5M $37.50 616(OG)-Japonica Striped Maize Extremely beautiful ornamental corn from Japan. Listed in the 1890s as StripedLeafed Japanese Maize. Variegated leaves striped with green, white, yellow and pink. Tassels are dark purple, kernels are burgundy. Beautiful used as a border. Color develops better when plants are widely spaced. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 250 seeds $12.25 500 seeds $21.50 • 1M $37.50 1355(OG)-Mandan Bride From the Mandan Indians of Minnesota and North Dakota. Extensive color range, including some beautifully striped kernels. Can be used as a flour corn or for highly ornamental fall displays. Ears are 6–8" long on 6' plants. 85–90 days. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 • 500 seeds $5.25 1M $6.75 • 5M $27.50 Actually a type of sorghum. A diverse mixture of many colors including: gold, bronze, brown, black, burgundy, cream, plus many other shades. The seed heads at the top of the plant vary in length from 16–20". Many old varieties have been included in this mixture: Apache Red, Texas Black Amber, Tennessee Red, Nicaraguan Broom, Iowa Red, Hadley Kidd, Moyer Sonnen, Sattie Museum, Moyer Jensen Gold, Hungarian Red and Black, Ramirez South Chile and Kepley. As the seed-heads mature, the color deepens and the seeds become heavier and shiny. Nice for floral arrangements. 100 days. ±19,800 seeds/lb. Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 • 1 oz $7.75 4 oz $12.25 • 8 oz $18.75 • 1 lb $25.00 used to make green flour tamales. Droughtresistant 7' sturdy plants. Traditionally grown with squash and beans which climb the corn stalks. 75–100 days. ±1,500 seeds/lb. Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 4 oz $7.50 • 8 oz $12.75 • 1 lb $23.00 One of the most productive, hardy corns ever developed, this variety was a prize winner at the 1893 World's Fair. Developed by James L. Reid in northern Illinois from a Gordon Hopkins cross his father brought from Brown County, Ohio, in 1846. Vigorous 6-7’ plants with 9-10” well-filled ears. Very dependable and adaptive variety. 85-110 days. ±1,900 seeds/lb. Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 4 oz $5.50 • 8 oz $9.50 • 1 lb $16.75 1465(OG)-Seneca Red Stalker One of the most distinct varieties of corn cultivated today. Originally from the Seneca Nation of Indians. Highly o r nam ent a l p u r p l e - red st a l k s an d husks. Large 8–9" ears of multicolor kernels. 100 days. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 • 500 seeds $5.25 1M $8.75 • 5M $35.50 1488(OG)-Smoke Signals Beautiful 4–7" ears in a full range of colors. Prollific 8' plants. Great as both an ornamental and delicious, tender popcorn. 100 days. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 500 seeds $5.25 1M $8.50 • 5M $27.50 368(OG)-Stowell’s Evergreen The original strain of this variety was bred by Nathaniel Newman Stowell, who was born May 16, 1793 in New Ipswich, Massachusetts. After years of refining this strain, Nathaniel sold two ears of seed for $4.00 to a friend who agreed to use it only for his private use. His “friend” then turned around and sold the seed for $20,000 and it was introduced to the seed trade in 1848. Still the leading white variety for home gardens and market growers. Ears grow 8–9" long and have 14–20 rows of kernels, 1–2 ears per stalk, holds well. 80–100 days. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 • 500 seeds $5.25 1M $8.75 • 5M $35.50 864(OG)-Tom Thumb Popcorn The original breeding work on this particular variety was done by the late Professor Elwyn Meader at the University of New Hampshire. Dwarf 3½' plants produce 1–2 ears that are 3–4" long. Ideal moisture content for popping should be 13%. 85–90 days. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 500 seeds $5.25 1M $8.50 • 5M $27.50 1195 (OG)-Two Inch Small red strawberry-colored and shaped ears are good for popping and gorgeous for fall decorations. Heirloom strain, 2–4 ears per stalk, 5–6' tall. 100 days. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 500 seeds $5.25 1M $8.50 • 5M $27.50
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Japonica Striped Maize
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933-Mixed Colors Broomcorn
934-Oaxacan Green Dent
Smooth emerald-green kernels on 6–10" ears. Grown for centuries by the Zapotec Indians of southern Mexico where it is
Two Inch Strawberry
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865(OG)-A & C Pickling (a.k.a. Ace)Introduced in 1928 by Abbott & Cobb of Philadelphia. Extremely productive, uniformly straight 8–10" fruits that hold their dark color for a long time. One of the best. Excellent variety for home or market gardens. 50–55 days. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 250 seed pack $5.00 500 seed pack $7.25 • 1M seeds $9.25 5M $36.00 • 10M $57.50 1357-Armenian
(Cucumis melo) Actually a melon, but used like a cucumber. Light green, heavily ribbed fruits can grow 24–30" long, but best used when 12–18". Nice mild flavor, easily digestible, skin and all. Fruits grow straight when trellised, but tend to twist when grown on the ground. 50–75 days. ±890 seeds/oz. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • ½ oz $6.25 1 oz $10.50 • 4 oz $35.75
An heirloom variety from the Boothby family of Livermore, Maine. Heavy producer of oval 6–8" creamy-yellow warty fruits with black spines. Excellent crisp sweet flavor, no need to peel. Best when eaten at about 4" long. Very good for bread and butter pickles. 55–60 days. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 111(OG)-Bushy Introduced to American gardeners by SSE in 1992. Well-known older variety that originated in the southern regions of Russia. Recommended for dacha gardens that surround Moscow because of its
compact “bush” plants with 3–5' vines. Good production, for fresh eating or pickling. 4649 days. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 250 seed pack $5.00 500 seed pack $7.25 • 1M seeds $9.25 5M $36.00 • 10M $57.50 1443(OG)-Crystal Apple Originally from New Zealand, apple shaped when mature. Very tender, creamy white skin. Mild flavor, great for fresh eating, very prolific. Best used when small. 65 days. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 250 seed pack $5.00 • 500 seed pack $7.25 1M $9.25 • 5M $36.00 • 10M $57.50 617(OG)-Double Yield Developed by a home gardener and introduced in 1924 by Joseph Harris & Co. of Coldwater, New York. In the words of the introducer, “The remarkable thing about this new cucumber is its wonderful productiveness. For every pickle that is cut off, two or three more are produced.” Very productive pickling type. Slender fruits, 5–6" long by 2" diameter, symmetrical, smooth and uniform. 50–60 days. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 250 seed pack $5.00 500 seed pack $7.25 • 1M seeds $9.25 5M $36.00 • 10M $57.50 365(OG)-Early Fortune Introduced in 1910 by the Jerome B. Rice Seed Company of Cambridge, New York, who described it as “the earliest and best white spine cucumber ever offered.” Selected by George Starr at Royal Oak, Michigan from a single plant found in a crop of Davis Perfect (now extinct). Fruits are 7–8" long by 2" diameter. 55–60 days. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds) $2.75• 250 seed pack $5.00 500 seed pack $7.25 • 1M seeds $9.25 5M $36.00 • 10M $57.50
Introduced to American gardeners in 1892 by Thorburn from seed they obtained from Japan. Vigorous growth, strong grasping tendrils, the best variety we offer for trellises. Can also be grown on the ground. Fruits are 7–9" long by 3" in diameter, fine quality for both slicing or pickling. 58–65 days. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 250 seed pack $5.00 • 500 seed pack $7.25 1M seeds $9.25 • 5M $41.50 • 10M $66.50
(a.k .a. Kiwano and African Horned Cucumber)(Cucumis metuliferus) Imported from New Zealand for specialty markets for over 25 years. Thorny oval fruits are filled with greenish-gold gel and lots of seeds. The flavor is reminiscent of pomegranate and citrus. The primary market niche is for garnishes and decorative fruits. 120 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 250 seed pack $9.50 • 500 seed pack $12.50 1M seeds $18.75 • 5M $47.50 • 10M $76.00 866(OG)-Longfellow Introduced in 1927 by Jerome B. Rice Seed Company of Cambridge, New York. Preferred by market growers because the plants produce very attractive fruits that are ideal for the “straight pack” desired for shipment to high grade markets. Fruits are 12–14" long by 2½" in diameter. Limited availability this season. 62-80 days. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 250 seed pack $5.00 • 500 seed pack $7.25 1M seeds $9.25 • 5M $36.00 • 10M $57.50 (Melothria scabra) Newly rediscovered heirloom. Produces abundant crops of 1–2"
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fruits that have the appearance of miniature watermelons and fall off the vines when ripe. Sweet cucumber flavor, contrasted by a surprising sourness, as if they are already pickled! Great variety for growing on a trellis. 60–70 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 250 seed pack $7.50 • 500 seed pack $12.50 1M seeds $20.00 • 5M $87.50 • 10M $150.00 Great miniature yellowish-white eating cucumber from SSE’s collection of over 250 cucumbers. Mild, sweet flavor, no need to peel. Very productive, vines rarely exceed 3' in length. Best eaten raw and used for salads when they are under 3" long. Extremely popular variety. 50–55 days. ±1,300 seeds/oz. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 ½ oz $9.50 • 1 oz $14.50 • 4 oz $46.50 C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 250 seed pack $5.00 • 500 seed pack $7.25 1M seeds $9.25 • 5M $36.00 • 10M $57.50 Originally from India, this very unusual cucumber matures into what looks like a large russet potato. Tender, crisp, and delicious, smooth-skinned fruits turn from white to golden yellow to russet brown and may be eaten at any stage, skin and all. Hardy, disease resistant vines produce early with good yields. 55 days. ±850 seeds/oz. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 ½ oz $6.25 • 1 oz $10.50 • 4 oz $35.75 Selected from Chicago Pickling by J. C. Snow of the famous Snow Pickle Farm located in Rockford, Illinois. Introduced in 1905 by Vaughan’s Seed House of Chicago. Slender fruits are 5–6" long by 1½–2" in diameter. This variety fit the niche for small pickle manufacturing at the time, as it was considered too short and chubby for a good dill. 50–60 days. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 250 seed pack $5.00 • 500 seed pack $7.25 1M seeds $9.25 • 5M $36.00 • 10M $57.50 Introduced in 1894 by Samuel Wilson of Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania. Similar in appearance and size to a lemon, averages 3" by 2". Was once a well-established variety in Australian markets. Used primarily for pickling, slicing and in salads. Very easy to digest. Rust and drought resistant, ex tremely productive. 58–70 days. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 250 seed pack $5.00 • 500 seed pack $7.25 1M seeds $9.25 • 5M $36.00 • 10M $57.50
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Popular Russian variety. Heavy set of uniform fruits that mature at relatively the same time, making it a good processing variety. Fruits are 5" long by 2" in diameter, one of our favorites at Heritage Farm. Resistant to extreme weather conditions. 50–60 days. Certified OrganiC. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 250 seed pack $5.00 500 seed pack $7.25 • 1M seeds $9.25 5M $36.00 • 10M $57.50 This French variety is known in Europe as Improved Bourbonne and was used extensively for the manufacturing of gherkins or cornichons in the late 1800s. First listed in America by J. J. H. Gregory in 1892. Fruits are suitable for fresh eating, or slicing when they become larger. Very hard to find. 50–60 days for cornichons, 70–80 days for slicing.
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1434-West Indian Gherkin
(Cucumis anguria) Large vines with distinctive looking leaves, more like watermelon than cucumbers. Large crops of oval fruits 2-3" long and 1½" in diameter. Distinct flavor, used for making small pickles or relish. Very drought tolerant. This variety dates back to at least the early 1790s. 60–65 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 250 seed pack $5.00 500 seed pack $7.50 • 1M seeds $10.00 5M $15.00 • 10M $35.00
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00 ½ oz $25.00 • ¼ oz $16.00 • 8 oz $136. 90 days from transplant.00 • ¼ oz $16. Very meaty 4–6" round fruits.75 1/8 oz $10. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 1M seeds $19.50 1 oz $40. nonacid flavor.00 • ¼ oz $16.75 • 4 oz $114. Very prolific 90–100 days from transplant. We can say with certainty this is the 370-Florida High Bush best strain available on the market.75 in diameter.75 619(OG)-Applegreen 1399-Goyo Kumba ±890 seeds/oz.00 • ½ oz $25. Excellent Ukrainian variety. C ertified O rganiC . Fruits are bitter.75 everbearing.seedsavers.00 • ½ oz $25.50 1 oz $40. Well suited for all of your cooking needs. 70 days from transplant.75 • 4 oz $114. 65–95 days from transplant.00 • ½ oz $25. heavy yields of excellent quality.00 • 5M $49.00 • 5M $49. are held high off the ground.a.00 • ½ oz $25. Reliable. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Good for pots and in ornamental borders. Pa c k e t ( 5 0 s e e d s ) $ 2 . use as you would any eggplant.00 8 oz $136.25 Our favorite white variety for fresh eating in the early summer. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 •16• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. Packet (50 seeds) $2.00 • 8 oz $136. v igorous plants are disease resistant. this is the best 1/8 oz $10.75 New! 1508(Og)-Purple Pickling Traditional Italian variety used for making eggplant relish or for fresh eating.75 Beautiful purple striped Italian eggplant. Dark lavender fruits have an incredible shine that radiates off the skin. Packet (25 seeds) $2. After selecting for over 5 years. Vigorous upright well-branched plants. Slender fruits up to 12" long and just slightly more than 1" in diameter.5M $34. Best eaten when small.75 • 4 oz $114. Disease C ertified O rganiC .00 • ¼ oz $16.50 • 1 oz $40.00 • ¼ oz $16.00 • 8 oz $136. Referred to as miniature pumpkins by florists. 80–90 days from transplant. ±6. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 4 oz $114.25 • 2. ha rd y a n d 250 seed pack $9. 1196(OG)-Listada de Gandia ±890 seeds/oz.75 earliness.75 • 1/8 oz $10.00 • ½ oz $25. Purple Tiger) Similar to Lao Green Stripe in all aspects but color. Does well in even cool and wet conditions.75 an d d ro u g ht re s i st a n t .00 • ¼ oz $16. beautiful fruits are prized by chefs. Compact plants produce snow-white 6" by 2" diameter fruits with mild flesh. Gorgeous upright plants are loaded with 4-8" bellshaped fruits.50 1 oz $40.00 • 8 oz $136.75 1/8 oz $10.75 1/8 oz $10. Excellent texture and flavor.00 • 8 oz $136.75 • 500 seed pack $13.75 • 500 seed pack $13.00 • 8 oz $136. An abundance of 2" fruits are borne in clusters on 20" plants. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 250 seed pack $9. Use for cooking when 34-Diamond the fruits are small.75 1304-Rosa Bianca Stunning Italian heirloom. Peeling is not necessary if eaten when small. 65–75 days from transplant. Green Tiger) Heavy sets of 2" round fruits with green stripes on the upper half of the fruits.00 ¼ oz $16.75 1/8 oz $10.50 1 oz $40. 76–80 days from transplant.k. Productive upright 2–3' plants. never bitter. Hardy.00 • ¼ oz $16.75 • 4 oz $114.75 • 1/8 oz $10. pleasant eggplant flavor. 65–75 days from transplant.50 strain out of 10 for consistent deep color and 1 oz $40.00 • 8 oz $136. ±890 seeds/oz.75 • 4 oz $114.eggplant Applegreen Casper Diamond Florida High Bush Goyo Kumba Lao Green Stripe Lao Purple Stripe Listada de Gandia members offer 134 varieties • Eggplant • Developed by the late Professor Elwyn Meader in 1964. Extra early and productive.00 • ½ oz $25.75 1M seeds $19.00 • 8 oz $136. mild flavor and almost never bitter.75 20–25" tall and fruits are set in clusters of 1/8 oz $10.75 1403-Red Ruffled Originally introduced as an ornamental in the 19th century.75 • 4 oz $114. great for Eggplant Parmisiana. thorn-free stems and plants. 70– 85 days from transplant.75 620-Pingtung Long 369-Casper (a.org fax: 563-382-6511 .5M $34.50 4–6. C ertified O rganiC .75 Vibrant bright red 2–3" slightly flattened fruits from Africa. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Plants grow ±890 seeds/oz. but used extensively in Asian cuisine. ±890 s e e d s / o z .00 • ¼ oz $16.400 seeds/oz. Taiwan. fruits last for extended periods.50 • 1 oz $40.75 • 4 oz $114.00 • ½ oz $25.75 1401-Lao Green Stripe Extremely beautiful eggplant that originated in Pingtung.50 1 oz $40. Productive upright 2–3' plants. Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 1402-Lao Purple Stripe (a. smooth. Outstanding as an ornamental. Oval fruits are 5" in diameter with pale-green skin and mild white flesh. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 90 days from transplant. 62–70 days from transplant. Packet (50 seeds) $2. no need to peel. 6–8" thin Large purple fruits with pure-white flesh skinned fruits. 90 days from transplant. ±890 seeds/oz. ±890 seeds/oz.a. 7 5 1/8 oz $10.75 4 oz $114. ±890 seeds/oz. Dark purple fruits are 6–9" long by 2–3" 1 oz $40.k.00 • ½ oz $25.25 • 2.
Use about 1 pound of berries to ½ cup of sugar for best flavor.00 • ½ oz $25.5M $14.5M $34.25 5M $21.75 • 500 seed pack $13.00 • ½ oz $25.75 1182(OG)-Udumalapet Another beautiful and edible striped eggplant. ±890 seeds/oz.eggplant new Pingtung Long Purple Pickling Red Ruffled Rosa Bianca Round Mauve Striped Toga Thai Green Udumalapet 1404-Round Mauve Nicely colored variety from China. C ertified O rganiC . Unique 3" glowing yellow fruits. but makes delicious mock blueberry pies and preserves.50 • 2.75 1M seeds $19. Heavy yields of teardrop-shaped fruits are green with vibrant lavender stripes and striking green calyxes. fine quality white flesh with mild pleasant flavor that absorbs spicy flavors well.25 • 5M $122. Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 • 250 seed pack $14. at which point the seeds are almost absent.00 • 10M $31.50 1 oz $40. when the fruits are about 3" long.00 • ½ oz $25.00 • ¼ oz $16. 70–80 days from transplant.seedsavers.25 621-Thai Green 622(OG)-Garden Huckleberry (Solanum melanocerasum) Native to western Africa. not edible.75 Stunning striped fruits are 1" wide by 3" long.75 • 4 oz $114. ±890 seeds/oz. Tender. Best when picked after berries turn from glossy to dull black.50 1 oz $40. Compact plants do well in pots. but this is absolutely not the case. Consistent heavy producer at Heritage Farm in northeastern Iowa. some garden writers still insist that gardeners are being tricked. 70–85 days from transplant. 80–90 days from transplant.75 • 500 seed pack $4.5M $76. C ertified O rganiC . 80–90 days from transplant. Prolific and drought resistant. It is a common misunderstanding that Garden Huckleberries are poisonous. From Tamil village in India. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Holds very well in fresh or dried arrangements. Garden Huckleberries are not poisonous! Even after countless studies have proven their safety. Best eaten small. Strong flavored fruits.50 1400-Nipple Fruit C E (Solanaceae mamosum) One of the most curious plants.00 • 5M $49. 75–80 days from transplant. The fruits turn from two-toned green to two-toned orange. Ornamental only.00 • ¼ oz $16. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 1405-Striped Toga become a member—save 10% www. ±890 seeds/oz. 100 days from transplant.00 Garden Huckleberry ROP ILUR FA ILUR FA Nipple Fruit phone: 563-382-5990 •17• .75 1/8 oz $10.75 1/8 oz $10. Beautiful long slender 12" fruits have tender light green skin that does not require peeling. Stems are highly sought for long lasting floral arrangements. Packet (50 seeds) $2.00 • ¼ oz $16. Good for pots.50 10M $195.50 1M $38. plants grow 4-5' tall. Best for eating when fruits are the size of tennis balls.75 • 1/8 oz $10.25 • 2. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 1 oz $40. Ripens to yellow. Sprawling 3-4' branched plants produce hundreds of round ½-¾" shiny berries in clusters.75 250 seed pack $9.org E CROP Used extensively in Thai cuisines. Great for chutneys and curries.75 100 seed pack $7.000 seed pack $7. Good for freezing and canning. Tasteless when raw and unsweetened.25 • 2.75 • 4 oz $114.00 • 8 oz $136. Packet (50 seeds) $2.00 • 8 oz $136.75 • 4 oz $114. but not bitter.00 • 8 oz $136.75 1.
seedsavers. which will vary depending on where you live.garliC Bogatyr Broadleaf Czech Chet’s Italian Red Elephant Garlic Chesnok Red Georgian Crystal German Extra Hardy Georgian Fire new Garlic Planting Guide.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Shipping Instructions and Substitutions The best planting time for garlic is from September 1 5 u n t i l No v e m b e r 3 0 when the soil temperature is around 60°F. Inchelium Red Music Pskem River Persian Star •18• Siberian SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. be sure to indicate which shipping date you prefer: September 6–8. SSE reser ves the right to substitute in case of a crop failure or shortage. located in the middle of the catalog. October 4–6 or October 19–21. On the garlic section of the order form. Every package of garlic contains a detailed planting guide. 2010. September 20–22.
50 • 10 Bulbs $32. 2 Bulbs $7.00 • 10 Bulbs $37. but originally from Moscow.k. Hardneck.50 • 5 Bulbs $17. Originally obtained from the Gatersleben Seed Bank (#146). found growing wild in an abandoned garden along the roadside.50 • 10 Bulbs $32.50 • 10 Bulbs $32.50 • 5 Bulbs$17.50 • 10 Bulbs $32.50 • 25 Bulbs $75. 1 Bulb $4. Uzbekistan by long-time SSE member John Swenson. 10–14 cloves per bulb. Softneck. the color changes from white to almost pure purple. 2 Bulbs $7. 2 Bulbs $7. 4-7 cloves per bulb. Hardneck. Outside skin is ivory-white.50 25 Bulbs $75. because the flavor is not too strong. smooth and buttery when roasted. Samarkand) This variety was collected in Samarkand.00 856(OG)-Persian Star (a. 5–7 cloves per bulb. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .50 • 10 Bulbs $32.50 • 10 Bulbs $32. Washington.seedsavers.00 1197(OG)-Elephant Garlic Not a true garlic. Cooked flavor is very nice.50 • 25 Bulbs $75.50 • 10 Bulbs $32. Bulbs average 4–6 cloves.50 • 10 Bulbs $32. durable heads. or synthetic fertilizer. C ertified O rganiC . Huge bulbs. Heirloom variety from Chet Stevenson of Tonasket.50 • 10 Bulbs $32.25 • 5 Bulbs $20. Shvelisi) Originates from the village of Shvelisi. Sweet pungent flavor.75. and much milder flavor than regular garlic. Item #1040 $60.00 854(OG)-Inchelium Red Found growing on the Colville Indian Reservation in Inchelium. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . Bulbs have potential to grow 3–5" in diameter and up to one pound dry weight. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C .00 • 10lb $130. 2 Bulbs $7. 2 Bulbs $7. Pleasant flavor with a mild spicy zing. described as mild and full. Light purple blotching on very large bulbs.00 922(OG)-German Extra Hardy Vigorous grower with long roots that enable it to overwinter without heaving out of the ground.50 5 Bulbs $17.a.a. very tight. 4–7 cloves per bulb.org phone: 563-382-5990 •19• . Hardneck.50 • 5 Bulbs$17. C ertified O rganiC . Rated the best tasting garlic by the Rodale Institute in 1990. 2 Bulbs $7. good full flavor. Good storage qualities. Hailed as one of the best varieties for consistent production of 2½" to 3" white bulbs with a hint of pink.50 5 Bulbs $17.50 • 5 Bulbs$17. As you peel away the bulb wrappers. Great for salsa and salads. Hardneck.50 • 5 Bulbs$17. Good allpurpose variety that produces reliable yields year-after-year. 19 total bulbs for $60. 12–16 cloves per bulb. Excellent storage qualities. 8–10 cloves per bulb. Hardneck. Hardneck. Extremely large size. 4–6 cloves per bulb. 4–6 cloves per bulb. 4–7 cloves per bulb. A good garlic for eating raw.50 5 Bulbs $17.00 New! 1199(OG)-Music Italian variety brought back to Canada by Al Music in the 1980s from his homeland.50 • 10 Bulbs $32.00 1198(OG)-Georgian Fire Obtained from the Gatersleben Seed Bank (#6822) in eastern Germany. also known as Cichisdzhvari.00 1373(OG)-Broadleaf Czech Nice big tan cloves with a hint of red.50 25 Bulbs $75. C ertified O rganiC . not overpowering.00 857(OG)-Chesnok Red (a.garliC members offer 359 varieties • Garlic • 1037(OG)-Bogatyr Obtained from the Gatersleben Seed Bank (#7204).50 • 10 Bulbs $32. Rated as one of the very best for baking or roasting.50 25 Bulbs $87.00 1473(OG)-Pskem River Originally collected by SSE member John Swenson in 1989 from the Pskem River Valley in Uzbekistan. Raw taste is strong with a nice hotness that is not at all unpleasant. C ertified O rganiC . mild flavor when raw. C ertified O rganiC .50 • 25 Bulbs $75. Nicely colored bulbs peel easily.50 • 5 Bulbs$17.50 25 Bulbs $75.00 become a member—save 10% www. Softneck. C ertified O rganiC .00 922c-German Extra Hardy 1040-The Garlic Sampler Still not sure what to order? Let us select 10 varieties for you (6 hardneck. 1lb $15. Described by chefs as a truly “white hot” garlic. Softneck. 2 Bulbs $7. but actually is a type of leek. a savings of $11.50 25 Bulbs $75. Hardneck. C ertified O rganiC . C ertified O rganiC .00 Sustainably grown without the use of pesticides. full flavor. herbicides. high sugar content.50 • 25 Bulbs $75. Washington. Republic of Georgia.50 • 25 Bulbs $75. Beautifully marbled brown or purple striped cloves. 12–16 cloves per bulb.00 1200(OG)-Siberian One of the best and most popular garlics.50 25 Bulbs $75. 2 Bulbs $7.50 5 Bulbs $17. Huge cloves.50 5 Bulbs $17. Hardneck. C ertified O rganiC . 2 Bulbs $7. under ideal conditions.00 • 5 lb $70. Consistently one of the largest garlics grown at Heritage Farm. but the clove skin is dark red. 8–12 cloves per bulb. Compound bulbs have 8–10 large outer cloves and 10–15 small to medium cloves in the center of the bulb.50 • 10 Bulbs $32.50 • 25 Bulbs $75.50 25 Bulbs $75. The raw flavor is best called hot. Beautiful fat bulbs with large cloves.00 25lb $300. Strong raw flavor. 2 Bulbs $7. one of the very best for roasting. Good lingering taste.50 1038(OG)-Georgian Crystal From the Gatersleben Seed Bank (#6819).00 920(OG)-Chet’s Italian Red Highly productive and adaptable strain. Hardneck.k. 2 Bulbs $7. retains flavor well when cooked. Beautiful purple striped cloves. 2 Bulbs $7. 3 softneck and 1 bulb of Elephant garlic). 4–5 large cloves per bulb.50 5 Bulbs $17.
Coloration like no other lettuce.75 • 10M $13.75 5M $9.00 4 oz $48.50 25M $23. ±26. Similar to Slobolt. Hailed as “the finest.lettuCe members offer 261 varieties • Lettuce • Amish Deer Tongue Australian Yellowleaf Baby Oakleaf Amish variety valued for its ruggedness and heavy production.50 • 1 oz $20. good texture. compact version of Green Oakleaf. ±28.75 • 5M $9.50 250M $87. Slow to bolt.75 50M $33. but the leaves remain tender and nonbitter the whole time. 40–50 days.00 4 oz $48.50 • 100M $57. excellent flavor. Packet (250 seeds) $2. sharp flavor. Romaine. C ertified O rganiC . Holds for an extended period.75 • 10M $13.75 ¼ oz $7.50 378-Bronze Arrowhead Flame Gold Rush Green Oakleaf 1372(OG)-Cracoviensis Lolla Rossa Mascara Merveille French heirloom described in Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden (1885). Unique growth habit. 50 days.75 • ½ oz $12. Sharply triangular green leaves with straight edges.900 seeds/oz.50 380(OG)-Crisp Mint 381(OG)-Flame Pablo •20• Red Iceberg Red Leprechaun Introduced to gardeners in 1988 by Harris Moran. Unique. but different in color and the plants are larger. 50 days.75 • 50M $33.50 • 25M $23. Packet (250 seeds) $2.50 Awarded the bronze medal at the 1947 All American Selections.00 • 8 oz $57.75 • 1/8 oz $4.50 • 100M $57. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Medium green oakleaf-shaped leaves with rounded lobes. Looseleaf.75 • ½ oz $12.50 Compact heads grow almost straight up to a height of 10".50 • 100M $57. Looseleaf. Packet (250 seeds) $2.00 • 8 oz $57.50 • 250M $87. A real standout.seedsavers. 45–55 days.75 • 10M $13. almost serrated leaves. one of our best varieties. Thin midrib.50 • 1 oz $20. Looseleaf. most colorful and most delicious leaf lettuce for the home garden.50 626-Amish Deer Tongue 377(OG)-Australian Yellowleaf Australian heirloom. slow SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. slow to bolt.400 seeds/oz.75 ¼ oz $7. C ertified O rganiC .75 5M $9. Pleasant.50 • 25M $23.50 • 25M $23. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Described as “distinctly red.75 • 1/8 oz $4. Thick compact plant great for a cut-and-come-again lettuce. Introduced as Bronze Beauty by Germania Seed & Plant Co. C ertified O rganiC .75 • 10M $13. Rather quick to bolt. 65 days.” Our favorite oakleaf-type lettuce. Packet (250 seeds) $2.50 • 250M $87. 45–55 days.50 Bronze Arrowhead Cracoviensis Crisp Mint 937(OG)-Baby Oakleaf A dwarf.75 5M $9.50 • 100M $57.75 50M $33. Unique color that is almost a neon chartreuse. C ertified O rganiC .75 50M $33. Looseleaf.50 • 250M $87. Looseleaf. very tender texture.org fax: 563-382-6511 .
frills. Romaine. Romaine.75 1 oz $20. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • ¼ oz $7.75 • ½ oz $12. Mild.00 • 8 oz $57. Looseleaf. oz. By far the tallest and largest romaine we offer.75 • 10M $13.900 seeds/oz. in color when compared to Lollo Rossa. 60 days. slow to bolt.org E CROP 772(OG)-Gold Rush Our perennial favorite.75 • 50M $33. Nice. clean Excellent baby lettuce. Packet (250 seeds) $2.lettuCe bolting. ±20.00 • 8 oz $57.50 • 250M $87.00 / 4 oz $36. 60 days.200 seeds/oz. C ertified O rganiC . Nice sweet flavor.50 • 25M $23.” Flame is a relatively recent introduction.75 50M $33.75 • 10M $13. C ertified O rganiC . hearts.50 • 250M $87.50 105-Forellenschuss Bronze-tinged leaf lettuce that forms large loose heads.50 • 100M $57. Nice mild flavor. 70 days.seedsavers.50 bolt variety. even in extreme heat. standing. Mild fine flavor.00 4 oz $48.50 ILUR FA Beautiful heirloom that can be harvested leaf-by-leaf continuously all season. never bitter.50 4 oz $48. Looseleaf. however it is offered by only a few companies today.50 5M $9. Superior flavor.75 • 1 oz $20.50 • 100M $57.50 Beautiful upright paddle-shaped leaves with smooth edges. Good Small 5–8" heads.00 25M $23. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 10M $13.50 • 25M $23.00 • 4 oz $48.75 • 10M $13.75 • 5M $9. 50 days. 4 oz $48. Holds very well in the summer heat. Packet (250 seeds) $2. light green bases and mild flavor. Wavy-edged flat leaves are extremely wide.00 • 8 oz $57. Grandpa Admire’s granddaughter. George Admire was a Civil War veteran born in 1822.50 845-Red Iceberg Finally. excellent flavor. in the 1880s. Cut-and-come-again.75 • ½ oz $12. 6" tall and 14–16" wide plants.75 • ¼ oz $7. Austrian heirloom that translates literally as “trout.75 • ½ oz $12. Looseleaf. 55 days.50 • 25M $23. ±34.75 1/8 oz $4. Crisphead. fairly Known as Baltimore or Philadelphia Oakleaf tight heads that hold well without bolting. Plants are resistant to bolting.75 18 oz $4. Packet (250 seeds) $2.00 Looseleaf.50 • 100M $57.50 • 1 oz $20. Excellent quality ±25.700 seeds/oz.75 1/8 extended period in our climate. 60 days.50 25M $23. oz $4.50 ¼ oz $7.50 938-Red Coral E CROP ILUR FA 384-Mascara Crisp ruffled looseleaf type with red tops and lime-green interior. Packet (250 seeds) $2.50 Packet (250 seeds) $2. Very slow-to- become a member—save 10% www. Packet (250 seeds) $2. crisp. 217(OG)-Green Oakleaf Medium to large size. 50 days.300 seeds/ C ertified O rganiC .50 38(OG)-Grandpa Admire’s phone: 563-382-5990 •21• .75 / 630(OG)-Red Romaine 222-Red Salad Bowl 627-Pablo Loose heads form beautiful upright rosettes that look almost like flowers. Packet (250 seeds) $2. 50 days.75 18 oz $4.024 lettuces. Pretty reddish bibb-type rosette. Packet (250 seeds) $2.800 seeds/oz. clean flavor.00 • 8 oz $43.S. hard to find an all around better lettuce. 65 days.75 • 10M $13.75 10M $13.00 • 8 oz $57. growing 13" across and 8" tall.25 220-Merveille des Quatre Saisons Gourmet variety used as a colorful tangy addition to salads.25 • ½ oz $9.500 seeds/oz. Romaine. 1/8 oz $4. excellent mild flavor. Good texture.75 • 1/8 oz $4.75 • ¼ oz $7.00 • 8 oz $57.75 French heirloom described in Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden (1885). Packet (250 seeds) $2. One of our best performers.75 • ¼ oz $7.75 • 1/8 oz $4. a fast mover for markets demanding unique vegetables. Curly frilled oakleafshaped leaves retain dark red color in hot weather. ±28. Packet (250 seeds) $2.25 • ½ oz $9. Resistant to hot weather.75 • 5M $9.75 1 8 oz $4.25 • ¼ oz $6.75 Packet (250 seeds) $2. ±31. Deep-lobed bronze leaves.Nice mild flavor.75 • 5M $9.75 ¼ oz $7. Smooth Lime-green loose thin leaves with deeply cut reddish-pink leaves with very frilly margins.50 C ertified O rganiC .50 385-Red Rapids One of the most beautiful in SSE’s collection of 1. curly Nice sweet flavor. Certified OrganiC. 60–80 days.75 • ½ oz $12.50 1 oz $20. long.75 • ½ oz $12. 70–80 days. self-enclosing” meaning it’s a speckled romaine. Packet (250 seeds) $2. ±38. Red Coral is more pinkish and crinkled.25 • ¼ oz $6. sometimes encircling half the head. Gorgeous romaine lettuce with medium green leaves and splotches of maroon. ±24. margins.00 • 4 oz $48. 90 year-old Cloe Lowrey. Butterhead.500 seeds/oz. but we prefer Gold Rush which is one of the darkest reds we offer. Looseleaf. Adds unique texture to salads. Red color develops best during cooler weather.50 250M $87.50 • 100M $57. Distinct thin pinkish center rib.50 • 1 oz $20.00 • 8 oz $57.50 gorgeous as the most beautiful looseleafs. 55 days.75 5M $9. Packet (250 seeds) $2. due to its ability to hold without bolting for an Looseleaf.75 • ½ oz $12.75 • 50M $33. 16" wide. flavor that has a slight bite. 60 days. gave this seed to SSE. 12" tall and 10–12" wide. ±26. Introduced to U.50 Large decorative plants with wide leaves that are crisp and delicious.00 / 4 oz $48. Entire plant is extremely frilled. Looseleaf.75 5M $9. tender longer than most.50 • 100M $57. Very slow to bolt. The dark red color develops best in cool spring or autumn weather. Similar to Tango. ±890 seeds/oz. gardeners in 1955.50 1 oz $20. C ertified O rganiC . 55 days. In 1977.50 • 250M $87.50 • 1 oz $20.75 even in late summer. crispy.50 250M $87. 50–60 days. an iceberg lettuce that is as 100M $57. Looseleaf.50 • 25M $23.900 seeds/oz.75 50M $33. Crisphead.50 • 250M $87. Shiny dark purple 219(OG)-Lollo Rossa Beautif ul magenta leaves w ith tiny leaves are covered with large bumps.75 • 50M $33. Butterhead.75 629-Red Leprechaun 50M $33.
ideal for summer plantings.50 • 25M $23.00 4 oz $36.50 • 250M $87. Resists bolting and is widely adapted for outdoor plantings. 50–60 days. C ertified O rganiC . fairly wide mid-ribs. Thick clusters of light green frilled leaves.75 1/8 oz $4. Extremely slow to bolt and the taste does not turn bitter even while bolting.75 1/8 oz $4. Packet (250 seeds) $2. somewhat Red Rapids Red Romaine Red Salad Bowl Red Velvet Reine des Glaces •22• Rossa di Trento Rossimo Rouge d’Hiver SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. Italy. ±22. Romaine.75 5M $9. Tops of leaves are solid reddish-maroon.800 seeds/oz. Plants seldom exceed 7–9" in diameter.50 All American Selections medal winner in 1987 and although a rather recent introduction.50 1 oz $20. Looseleaf. 60 days. blistered and heavily Uniform attractive plants form tight erect rosettes. 55 days. 60 days. Looseleaf.75 • 10M $13. Looseleaf. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 1/8 oz $4. Looseleaf. ±26.00 • 8 oz $57. Tender texture and excellent quality.00 • 8 oz $57. Mild flavor. Loose leaf.50 • 100M $57.50 Spectacularly colorful lettuce that has extremely dark red leaves with frilled edges.75 50M $33.75 5M $9.75 • ¼ oz $7. ±30.50 1 oz $20. 50–55 days.00 • 8 oz $43. Mild sweet pleasant flavor. Crinkled leaves are ideal for early spring salads and are very showy when mixed with other green lettuces.50 • 100M $57. Reddishbrown leaves are oval with wavy frilled margins. 12" across and 6–8" tall.50 634(OG)-Slobolt A long-time garden standard. ±26.75 • ½ oz $12.50 223(OG)-Rouge d’Hiver (Red Winter) French heirloom first described in the 1880s. Packet (250 seeds) $2.25 977(OG)-Red Velvet 631(OG)-Reine des Glaces (Ice Queen) textured. 6–8" tall and 10–12" wide.50 • 100M $57.50 • 25M $23.org fax: 563-382-6511 .75 • ½ oz $12. 45–55 days.000 seeds/oz. 45–60 days. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Developed by the USDA in 1946.50 Upright growth habit. Packet (250 seeds) $2.00 • 4 oz $48.50 A beautiful broad savoyed red-tipped cutting lettuce from Milan. One of the most vivid deep red lettuces available to home gardeners and market growers. Large compact plants produce the entire summer.75 • 10M $13. ±32.75 1/8 oz $4.50 • 250M $87.00 • 4 oz $48.75 • 10M $13. Extremely beautiful bright red color. 45–55 days. Use as a leaf lettuce after heads are cut. Plants are 6" tall and 12" wide. Heads are slow to bolt.50 1 oz $20. but also performs well when grown in a greenhouse.75 • 1/8 oz $4. 12" across and 5–8" tall. Deeply cut.50 • 100M $57.50 Very hard-to-find French variety introduced in 1906 by C. Tender. Produces a compact 10–12" head with a green heart and brownish-red leaves. Darker green than most varieties of lettuce and very slow to bolt. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Morse & Co. C ertified O rganiC .75 • ¼ oz $7.25 • ½ oz $9. and the backs are green tinged with maroon.50 • 250M $87. 55 days.50 • 25M $23.75 • 1 oz $20.75 • ½ oz $12. twisted.75 5M $9. Better color in cold weather.lettuCe Looking for the darkest red looseleaf that we offer? Look no further. A widely adapted variety that is often used in lettuce mixtures for market.50 • 250M $87.25 ¼ oz $6. C.000 seeds/ oz. Packet (250 seeds) $2. dark limegreen leaf centers. Butterhead. SSE is proud to have re-introduced this variety in 2002.50 • 25M $23.seedsavers.75 50M $33.75 • 10M $13. Extremely slow to bolt. as Strawberry Cabbage Lettuce.75 • ¼ oz $7.00 • 8 oz $57.00 • 4 oz $48. Curled and blistered leaf edges are tinged with red. Stays crisp even on hot days. Dark green deeply-cut pointed lacy leaves. Looseleaf. Looseleaf. because here it is. C ertified O rganiC .50 1 oz $20. C ertified O rganiC .50 Slow-bolting variety.00 • 8 oz $57. Packet (250 seeds) $2.800 seeds/oz.75 50M $33.800 seeds/oz.00 • 8 oz $57.75 • ½ oz $12.00 • 4 oz $48. 62 days.75 50M $33. very few commercial sources still exist. Upright wide leaves are frilled. Backs of leaves are light green.75 • ¼ oz $7. but not quite as frilly. Similar to Rossimo.50 1 oz $20.00 • 4 oz $48.75 1/8 oz $4. Medium to dark green crisp heart.200 seeds/oz. Crisphead. ±24.75 • ¼ oz $7. pointed leaves resemble endive in appearance. summer and fall planting. Packet (250 seeds) $2. For spring.75 • ½ oz $12.50 390-Sunset 387-Rubin 978-Susan’s Red Bibb 386-Rossa di Trento 388-Sanguine Ameliore 635(OG)-Tango 632-Rossimo Slow-bolting variety. Absolutely striking appearance that continues to amaze us each season. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Marked with small deep reddish-brown mottling.75 5M $9.
45–60 days. 65–70 days. 50 days.75 5M $9. Red Velvet and Reine des Glaces.75 • 1/8 oz $4.75 • 10M $13.00 4 oz $48.75 50M $33.50 • 25M $23. C ertified O rganiC . Black seeded. Forellenschuss.50 • 250M $87. Slow to bolt. Pablo. A great variety for home and market use. Small tight rosettes of light green leaves.50 • 25M $23.50 • 100M $57.50 • 1 oz $20. Looseleaf. Cutting the head in half exposes solid green interior leaves and an almost white center.50 • 100M $57.75 5M $9.50 39(OG)-Speckled Speckled 1024-Seed Savers Due to numerous requests over the years from our customers.50 • 250M $87. Very large and robust heads with crumpled leaves.50 636(OG)-Webb’s Wonderful English crisphead type.75 ¼ oz $7.50 • 100M $57. Butterhead. C ertified O rganiC . His father obtained it from Urias Martin.50 • 25M $23. Ontario in 1799 in a covered wagon from Lancaster County.400 seeds/oz.org phone: 563-382-5990 .75 • 5M $9. Australian Yellowleaf. According to Heirloom Vegetable Gardening by SSE member William Woys Weaver.75 • 10M $13. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 5M $9.50 • 100M $57.75 50M $33.75 • 10M $13.50 Lettuce Mixture Butterhead Seed Savers Lettuce Mixture Rubin Sanguine Ameliore Slobolt Sunset Susan’s Red Bibb Tango Tennis Ball Yugoslavian Red •23• become a member—save 10% www. stands well in heat. PA. recommended for planting in the South.75 5M $9. The plants measure only 7" in diameter and form loose heads.50 • 25M $23.75 50M $33. Start cutting at 40 days. holds at market stage well.75 50M $33. Packet (250 seeds) $2. ±26.50 • 250M $87. Certified OrganiC. one of our most popular varieties of lettuce.50 • 100M $57. The Martin family immigrated to America from Germany.lettuCe tangy flavor. Packet(250seeds)$2.50 • 250M $87. vitamin rich.75 50M $33. whose Mennonite family brought it to Waterloo County. Crisphead.50 • 25M $23.50 391(OG)-Tennis Ball Introduced to gardeners in the 1850s and listed by 116 seedsmen in 1904.75 • ½ oz $12. Looseleaf. Bronze Arrowhead. 40–55 days. Lollo Rossa.75 • 10M $13.50 637 (OG) -Yugoslavian Red Red-tinged leaves form somewhat loose heads that can measure up to 12" across. we have put together a mixture of cutting lettuces containing equal amounts of the following eight varieties: Amish Deer Tongue.50 Sent to SSE in 1983 by Mark Reusser.00 • 8 oz $57. Packet (250 seeds) $2. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . Excellent mild flavor. Packet (250 seeds) $2. and earlier from Holland in 1660.50 • 250M $87. Butterhead. Fine distinct flavor and good texture. 55 days. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 10M $13. tennis ball lettuces were often pickled in salt brine during the 17th and 18th centuries. C ertified O rganiC .seedsavers.
Stands well and maintains its color. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Tender white stalks. C ertified O rganiC .00 623(OG)-Lacinato 625(OG)-Red Russian Prizetaker Christmas Henderson Bush members offer 36 varieties • Leek • Sieva Banana Boule d’Or Beautiful French heirloom. C ertified O rganiC .000 seeds $5.50 • 1 oz $13.50 • 10M $15. ±10.25 ½ oz $8.75 5M $9.25 ½ oz $8. Even with its extremely large size. sweet medium-long shaft. Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 • ¼ oz $5.00 Enormous size. Very large. mild sweet flavor. with thick solid pure-white stalks. Scottish variety introduced in the early 1800s.50 • 1 oz $13. Packet (100 seeds) $2. medium dark blue-green fan-shaped leaves. Packet (100 seeds) $2. 53–65 days from transplant.50 • 10M $15. A light frost improves flavor and sweetness.700 seeds/oz. 80–150 days from transplant.000 seeds/oz. High in vitamin A. Hardy to -10° F. 15–20" stalks. Blue-green strap-like leaves that are 3" wide by 10–18" long. good buncher.org fax: 563-382-6511 .25 • ½ oz $8.75 • ½ oz $15. extremely hardy. Packet (100 seeds) $2. 100–120 days from transplant.00 Vigorous 18–36" plants have frilly purpleveined blue-green leaves tinged with reddishpurple.75 ¼ oz $5. Packet (100 seeds) $2.600 seeds/oz. 50-60 days from transplant. 110–135 days from transplant.seedsavers.75 • ¼ oz $5. Nice mild flavor. Best eaten when small and tender. ±9. Good for short-season areas and winter harvest.kale members offer 36 varieties • Kale • Low-growing plants are 12–15" tall with a 20–35" spread.75 ¼ oz $9.75 • 5M $9.000 seeds $5.75 • 1. excellent delicious flavor that is enhanced by frost.50 An English heirloom. ±10. Very tender. truly bluecolored leaves that turn violet after a cold spell.000 seeds/oz. 9–15" long by 2–3" diameter.75 1. Started appearing in American catalogs at the end of the 1880s.50 • 1 oz $25. stands winter well. up to 36".50 624-Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch Dwarf Blue Red Russian Blue Solaize Italian heirloom that dates back to the eighteenth century.50 • 1 oz $13. ±12. 62 days from transplant. the stalk retains its tenderness and mild flavor. Plants are very tall.50 638-Blue Solaize 639-Giant Musselburgh Charantais Crane Delice de la Table 640-Prizetaker Early Hanover •24• Early Silver Line Eden's Gem SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. also known as The Lyon. Heavily savoyed texture. Documented since 1885.
C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds) $2.org phone: 563-382-5990 •25• .00 • 2. ±820 seeds/oz. Very adaptable variety. 75–90 days. Typically the size of a grapefruit and weighs about 2 pounds. lightly netted. Long banana-shaped melon tapered at both ends.50 • 5 lb.00 • 2. $75. salmon-pink flesh. Golden Perfection) Famous French melon listed by Vilmorin in 1885.50 • 1 oz $10. Smooth yellow skin. Sure to be favorably received.k. rather thick rind. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Pole habit.25 500 seed pack $12. Ready for picking when the freckles turn orange.25 • 500 seed pack $12. Packet (25 seeds) $2.00 • 1M seeds $20.25 • 4 oz $20. Woods & Sons of Richmond. 80–90 days.00 • 5M $64.000 seeds/lb.5M $40. spicy flavor. Smooth round melons mature to a creamy grayish-yellow with green stripes.25 • 1 oz $7. 75–80 days.seedsavers. Complex. California.00 ILUR FA 1407-Boule d’Or 607-Christmas 1206-Charantais (a. teardrop-shaped. almost extinct. perfect for two people.00 2. ±1. Used as a green shell lima or dry.00 1M seeds $20.75 ½ oz $6. California. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Unusual dark green freckles dot the lighter green skin.75 become a member—save 10% CROP 1408-Delice de la Table French heirloom listed by Vilmorin in 1885.25 • 500 seed pack $12. so big that you will not believe it is real! Loaded with 12–14" long by 9" wide fruits weighing 12–16 pounds each.75 Giant Musselburgh Introduced in 1895 by T. author of Melons for the Passionate Grower (available on page 89) claims this is one of her all-time favorites and “may cause drooling.25 • 4 oz $28. Packet (25 seeds) $2. $8. 16–24" long by 4" diameter. C ertified O rganiC .” Ribbed fruits have sweet orange flesh and weigh about 1–2 pounds. Oval fruits are 8–9" long and weigh 4–7 pounds.00 Good in the South.25 • 4 oz $28. $75. refreshingly sweet flesh. Translates as “Delight of the Table. 5" long by 6" diameter. Hard yellow skin. 65–80 days.25 Introduced in the 1920s by Oliver Crane whose family has farmed for six generations near Santa Rosa. netted fruits. Woods & Sons.25 • 1 oz $7. broad flat medium-green 3–4" pods. pale-green flesh is an absolute delight. Very hard to find.50 • 5 lb $45.75 1 lb $8. white. Reportedly attained “immense popularity” in that region. these melons have a crisp.00 • 5M $64. Grown by John Bidwell (1819–1900). Virginia. Small fruits weigh 1–2 pounds. Excellent flavor. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Packet (25 seeds) $2.00 According to The Cucurbits of New York.25 • 4 oz $20. ±900 seeds/oz. but also grows well in the North where it matures in cooler conditions. Very hard to find. juicy.00 • 10 lb.00 927-Early Hanover Amish Bidwell Casaba www.75 Lacinato 926-Crane 609-Sieva E CROP ILUR FA E • Melon • members offer 161 varieties 40(OG)-Amish Heirloom from the Amish community. Sure cropper even in the North and during adverse weather. ±820 seeds/oz. Not a typical muskmelon. 3–5 pounds.50 1 oz $10.50 • 1 oz $10.S.50 • 5 lb $45. Rich flavor with heavy yields. Sweet orange flesh.75 1 lb.75 ½ oz $5.melOn • Lima Bean • members offer 113 varieties Produces beautiful large quarter-size flat white seeds with maroon spots and swirls. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .a. ±530 seeds/oz.5M $40. 90–95 days. Produces nice crops under almost any conditions at Heritage Farm. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Produces large quantities of 2–3 pound melons.75 • 250 seed pack $7.50 • 1 oz $10.5M $40. this variety has been listed as a novelty for as long as American seed catalogs have been in print. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 85–90 days.75 ½ oz $6. great sweet flavor. ±10.25 • 4 oz $28. W. Dark green 9–10' vines. Colorado as a “crate melon.75 608-Henderson Bush Considered by many to be the most divine and flavorful melon in the world.00 Introduced as Wood’s Prolific Bush in 1885 by T.75 ½ oz $5. ±930 seeds/oz. Light orange flesh.” Softball-sized.00 1M seeds $20. 60–75 days.040 seeds/oz.75 250 seed pack $7. about 1 pound.25 932-Banana 1204-Bidwell Casaba This melon hails from Chico. 75–100 days.00 • 10 lb.75 ½ oz $6. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 95–110 days. 80–100 days. Sweet. Excellent home and market variety.75 250 seed pack $7. Packet (25 seeds) $2. extremely popular with members of SSE for many years. Senator who procured his stock-seed from the USDA in 1869. Pole habit. Fruits will keep for several weeks if kept cool and dry. Sweet.75 1207(OG)-Early Silver Line One of the most productive melons we grow at Heritage Farm.00 • 10 lb $75.00 • 5M $64. ±10. Crenshaw-type. Good sweet spicy flavor. Bush habit. 60–75 days.” Amy Goldman. Sweet orange flesh is very juicy with full muskmelon flavor. Dates back to the 1840s. W. a Civil War General and U. The seeds were then sold to Peter Henderson of New York and renamed in 1887.000 seeds/lb. 70–85 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 1 lb $8.00 1031(OG)-Eden’s Gem Early maturing variety developed in 1905 at Rocky Ford. Bears even during extreme heat. Ripe melons have a heavenly fragrance. 75–85 days.25 • 4 oz $28. sugary flavored flesh that can be eaten right down to the rind. salmon flesh. Packet (25 seeds) $2. $45. ±360 seeds/lb. An enormous melon.75 • ½ oz $6.
Francisville. 75 days. Good quality. juicy.50 • 1 oz $10. The most popular melon of that period.50 • 1 oz $12. Virginia.5M $40. W.” High yields of melons that weigh 2–3 pounds. 80–85 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2. high sugar content. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Large. Sure to be a new family favorite. Wonderful aroma. hailed as “altogether unapproached in delicious flavor and luscious beyond description.75 • 250 seed pack $7. After a few years of refining. heavily netted melons weigh up to 10 pounds.melOn Emerald Gem Green Nutmeg Ha'Ogen Healy’s Pride Hearts of Gold Hollybrook Luscious Jenny Lind Minnesota Midget by Univ. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds) $2. year after year.25 364-Hearts of Gold 1208(OG)-Noir des Carmes 210-Green Nutmeg 928-Hollybrook Luscious 1032-Ha'Ogen Israeli variety.75 ½ oz $6. described 12 varieties suitable for the garden. Introduced Excellent French melon.25 • 500 seed pack $12. aromatic. Packet (25 seeds) $2. handle with care. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 250 seed pack $7. flavorful.25 4 oz $28.00 2. Woods & Sons of Richmond. 70–80 days. Canada. Michigan. Small 2–2½ pound fruits are slightly ribbed and have a striking small button or knob on the blossom end.25 500 seed pack $12.75 250 seed pack $7. Whitishgreen flesh. In the 1930s. spicy green flesh. 70–90 days. 1914. ±870 seeds/oz.00 1464-Healy’s Pride Known in the Philadelphia markets before 1840 and named after a popular singer of that era.00 1M seeds $20.75 ½ oz $6. weigh 8–10 pounds. Superbly sweet.50 • 1 oz $10. Jr. juicy.25 • 4 oz $20.75 ½ oz $5. C ertified O rganiC . Resistant to fusarium wilt. Sweet. ±1.00 • 2. Vines seldom over 3' long. Fruits typically weigh 2–3 pounds and have firm. Heavy producer.75 969-Oka (Bizard Island Strain) 1476 (OG)-Petit Gris de Rennes 362(OG)-Minnesota Midget Extra-early variety. 60–75 days. seed was offered to gardeners in 1924 by Joseph Breck & Sons of Boston. ±790 seeds/oz.75 • ½ oz $6. Round 2–4 pound fruit with yellow-orange rind and slight ribs that are green and very attractive. Grey-green rind. Dark-green oblong melons are 9½" by 8" in diameter. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 861(OG)-Emerald Gem Developed by Roland Morrill and introduced about 1895 and its name was granted a trademark on December 15. of MN in 1948.5M $40.org fax: 563-382-6511 . sweet flavor described as having a unique spiciness.5M $40.00 • 2.00 • 5M $64. 2–3 pound fruits. Packet (25 seeds) $2. and Nutmeg was ranked as one of “the very best.25 • 4 oz $28. Packet (25 seeds) $2. sweet orange flesh. ±850 seeds/oz. 80–90 days.00 • 5M $64. exceptional when grown on landscape fabric or plasic mulch. Great flavor and texture.25 • 1 oz $7. Vigorous plants with coarse heavy vines and large leaves. Edible to the rind. Illinois. thick golden yellow flesh. Quebec. high quality flesh. sweet and juicy. SSE is pleased to re-introduce this great old melon back into the seed trade. Quebec. Round 3-4" fruits.00 •26• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. Rediscovered on the Island of Bizard.75 211-Jenny Lind Bred around 1912 by Father Athanase of the Trappist Monastery at La Trappe. Hearts of Gold was the most popular variety grown for market in the entire Midwest region.00 Introduced by W. 70–90 days.040 seeds/oz. Sweet old-time muskmelon flavor. 80 days.75 ½ oz $8.00 1M seeds $20. ±990 seeds/oz. Extremely dark green skin. C ertified O rganiC . 90–110 days from transplant. orange flesh.75 Introduced in 1952 by Elmer James Healy of St. Fruits weigh 2–3 pounds. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Tender skin. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Very productive. Packet (25 seeds) $2.00 • 2. 80–85 days.00 • 5M $64. highly flavored. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .75 250 seed pack $7. Atlee Burpee in 1886 from seed sent by William Voorhees of Benzie County. very reliable.25 • 500 seed pack $12. almost black when immature.00 In 1863 Fearing Burr.00 1M seeds $20.00 • 5M $64.00 • 1M seeds $20. aromatic. pale orange thick sweet flesh is fine textured.75 One of the easiest to grow and most luxurious of all melons.50 • 4 oz $32. noted in the garden of Bishop of Rennes nearly 400 years ago. ripening to mostly orange mottled with green.” Pale orange rich juicy flesh is sweet and somewhat spicy in flavor.50 • 1 oz $10.seedsavers.25 • 500 seed pack $12.75 Introduced in 1905 by T. 75–80 days. highly flavored and aromatic.25 • 4 oz $28.5M $40. Oka was a cross of the green-fleshed Montreal Market and Banana.
Originated in Armenia.00 1M seeds $20. orange-fleshed fruits have light netting and weigh 2-3 pounds. The fragrance when fully ripe is incredible. Fruits weigh 4–9 pounds and have beautifully warted skin and dense. The fragrance is powerful. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 250 seed pack $7. If you only have room to grow one melon and do not want to be disappointed.25 • 4 oz $28. sweet. Small golden yellow.melOn Noir des Carmes Oka Petit Gris Prescott Fond Blanc Queen Anne’s Sakata’s Sweet Schoon's Hard Shell Tigger 1034-Prescott Fond Blanc Unique French melon documented before 1850.org phone: 563-382-5990 •27• . but bland.50 1 oz $12. Woodruff and Sons of Milford.50 1 oz $10. Packet (25 seeds) $2. refreshingly sweet flesh.75 to appear in American markets. ±760 seeds/oz. 88–95 days. Plum Granny or Dudaim Melon) Almost spherical fruits are 3½" long by 2½" diameter. Victorian women carried these in their pockets for the perfume-like qualities.25 Released in 1966 by the late Professor Elwyn Meader. Unique for specialty markets. keeps well. The fruits are vibrant yellow with dark orange zigzag stripes. Oblong.25 • 4 oz $28.25 • 500 seed pack $12.00 • 2. great shipper. Fruits keep 1-2 days after slipping.75 • ½ oz $6.50 1 oz $10. C ertified O rganiC . sweet flesh.50 • 4 oz $32.970 seeds/ oz. Connecticut. Prescott will not slip. 85–95 days. ±850 seeds/oz. A good variety to trellis. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Very hard shell.75 Sweet Granite become a member—save 10% www.270 seeds/oz. Heavy yields of footballshaped 4–8 pound fruits. Well suited for direct seeding in far northern. coastal and mountain climates.75 Introduced in 1947 by F.k.75 • ½ oz $6. but Tigger weighs about 1 pound and the white flesh is semi-sweet.75 (a. Great old-fashioned flavor long associated with roadside stand melons. sweet flesh.50 1 oz $10. similar to Queen Anne’s. Grown for its powerfully fragrant fruits. ±1.75 • ½ oz $6. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • ½ oz $8.a.260 seeds/oz. sweet and highly flavored. Very beautiful appearance and almost too pretty to eat! Good drought tolerance. ±2.25 • 4 oz $28. Almost round 6½" fruits weigh 5–8 pounds.seedsavers. softball-sized melons have crisp.75 A fabulous Midwest heirloom originally introduced to the seed trade in 1937 by Robert Buist Company. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 85 days. this is the variety to grow. Excellent for home and market gardens.00 931-Schoon’s Hard Shell 1209-Pride of Wisconsin New! 1509(OG)-Sweet Granite Pride of Wisconsin new 929-Queen Anne’s Pocket Melon 1370-Tigger 1210-Sakata’s Sweet This type of melon has been grown in the East for centuries and is now just starting Our thanks goes to Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds who brought this stunning variety to our attention.25 • 4 oz $28.25 1 oz $7.50 1 oz $10.75 • ½ oz $6. Thin white flesh is edible. H. Thick apricot-colored flesh.75 • ½ oz $5. Velvety skin has jagged orange and yellow stripes.25 • 4 oz $20. Like all rock melons. Hard shelled with firm. Packet (25 seeds) $2.00 • 5M $64. 90–100 days. 85–95 days. ±2.5M $40. 80–90 days. ±780 seeds/oz.
100–120 days from transplant.75 • 8 oz $7.75 • 8 oz $7.75 • 8 oz $9. sweet flesh. Plants grow 6–7' tall. branches and leaf ribs. upright globe-shaped bulbs. Attractive 4' plant with green leaves and burgundy stems. ±790 seeds/lb.75 399-Red Burgundy members offer 547 varieties • Pea • 394-Borettana. Tender 6–8" pods. 60-70 days. Mentioned as early as 1734 by Philip Miller.a .50 • 1 lb $12. Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 • ¼ oz $4.000 seeds/oz. Packet(100seeds)$2. Developed by growers in Wethersfield. Named because pod cross-sections look like the Star of David. Average size is 1 pound.25 • 1 lb $14. Great producer at Heritage Farm.Okra • Okra • members offer 64 varieties Still the most popular open-pollinated variety on the market. Cipol lini) Italian heirloom traditionally pickled. AAS winner in 1939.k .50 • 1 lb $12.75 • 1lb $12.25 1 lb $14. Purple coloration on top of leaf petioles and major leaf veins. Can be sown in spring and fall in Superb snap pea that was being grown in the Amish community long before present snap pea types.75 • 4 oz $5. Light whitishgreen pods grow to 7" long. 110 days from transplant. fine flavor.700 seeds/oz. fairly firm pink-tinged white flesh with red concentric circles.org fax: 563-382-6511 . ±350 seeds/oz. Fat 3” pods are green with red tips and ribs. Yellow Yellow of Parma SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. with small neck. 60 days.75 ¼ oz $8. exceptionally uniform straight deep-green spineless ribbed pods are ideally harvested when 3" long.seedsavers.000 seeds/oz. straw color.00 Beautiful 5-6’ red-stemmed plants do well in summer heat and drought. Best picked about 3" long.75 4 oz $5. described as “Handsome. North Carolina.75 • ½ oz $7. best for fresh use. Large flattened globe. late-maturing onion with handsome. solid.75 • ½ oz $7. Tender when young.25 • 1 oz $10. ±500 seeds/oz. Imported from Italy.25 • 10lb $101.25 1 oz $10. ±8.” Averages 2 pounds. 60 days from transplant. 100 days from transplant.75 ¼ oz $4. Vigorous plants grow 3–5' tall. large. ±500 seeds/oz. ±7. golden. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Firm. Vigorous branched 6' tall plants. Packet (100 seeds) $2. productive. Packet (100 seeds) $2.200 seeds/oz. it is ideal for kabobs.75 643-Star of David milder climates. Fine quality.25 • 1 oz $10.25 • 1 lb $14.75 395-Red Wethersfield New! 1510-Hill Country Red • Onion • members offer 46 varieties Introduced in 1887 by David Murray. Packet (100 seeds) $2. globe-shaped variety.75 4 oz $4. Connecticut. Snap. Excellent mild flavor.75 • ¼ oz $4. 100 days from transplant. Vines grow 5–6' tall and are heavy producers of 2" pods.00 • 1 oz $22. Nice long bottleshaped bulbs. A cross between Danver’s Yellow and Cranston’s Excelsior. 50–64 days. Packet (100 seeds) $2. ±5.50 1347-Yellow of Parma First listed in 1834 by Hovey & Co. ±7. Grows to 3–4" diameter and skin will turn yellowish-bronze color. one of the earliest garden writers. 60–75 days. Packet (100 seeds) $2. 80 days. An excellent pickling variety. 55– 60 days.75 397-Clemson Spineless Heirloom variety from Hyde County.75 • ½ oz $7. Packet (100 seeds) $2. An exhibition variety.75 4 oz $4. not extended storage. gardener for the Marquis of Ailsa. deep purplish-red skin. Very nice for using fresh.00 One of the most unique varieties in SSE’s okra collection of 129 varieties.75 392-Ailsa Craig A top-quality.50 5lb $56. good flavor.25 939-Amish Snap 940-Asparagus Pea or Winged Pea 1454-Long Red Florence (Lotus tetragonolobus) This legume is not related to either asparagus or peas. Yields over a 6-week period if kept picked. Extremely fat pods grow 5–6" long and 1½" across. ±480 seeds/oz. Packet (100 seeds) $2. The pods are best when eaten small (under 1") and are Clemson Spineless Red Burgundy Silver Queen Star of David Ailsa Craig •28• Red Wethersfield Borettana. Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 • 8 oz $9. Full of the good okra flavor popular in the hill regions of the south.75 • ½ oz $14. ±500 seeds/oz. If harvested when small (2" diameter and ¾" thick).75 4 oz $5.75 • 8 oz $9. Yellow 642-Silver Queen (a .75 Hard-to-find Italian heirloom. One of the best for storage. Delicate and sweet even when the seeds develop.75 Bred by Leon Robbins at Clemson University after eight years of careful selection. Best used fresh during the summer.
Thrives in poor soil.25 1346(OG)-Blue Podded Shelling S o u p p e a s h av e b e e n e n j o y e d a s a winter staple in Europe for centuries.75 • 5 lb $26. great for your guests to snack on! Plants are able to withstand hard frosts. Beautiful purple flowers. Edible podded. Ferry & Co. The only yellow-colored edible podded pea in SSE’s collection of 1. Vines grow 24–30" and do not require staking. Very early.25 • 10 lb $47. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Shell. Spectacular plants are beautiful enough to grow as an ornamental. ±790 seeds/lb. Tom Thumb.75 • 5M $55. Excellent yields of sweet green peas. can be dried and added to soups.50 400(OG)-Green Arrow An English main crop variety. C ertified O rganiC . 50–55 days. Plants 28–32" tall. 52–60 days. beautiful purple blossoms. Excellent quality eating pea. Shell.pea good steamed or added to other vegetables.50 1176(OG)-British Wonder Introduced in England by Taber and Cullen in 1890.50 10M $121. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . Best eaten when small. ±790 seeds/lb. Very heavy. Medium-size vines grow 24–28" tall. We think this pea from the 1800s still has great value today for gardeners as the most dwarf pea for pot culture. Perfect for indoor or outdoor table centerpieces. well suited for steaming or in stir-fry. beautiful two-toned purple flowers and bright lemon-yellow pods. Shell. 80–85 days. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Plants are low growing and spread laterally along the ground.50 • 10M $66.200 peas.00 • 5M $67.50 Introduced in 1892 by D. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Seeds are tan with purple flecks. 50–55 days. Vines grow from 2–3' tall and require trellising. reportedly down to 20˚ F.25 5lb $43. 60–75 days. Soup. Broad pale-green 3–4" pods are stringless and fiber-free.75 1 lb $5.50 10M $121.org phone: 563-382-5990 . excellent for stir-fry. heavycropping variety.50 new Hill Country Red 941-Sutton’s Harbinger 229-Dwarf Gray Sugar 1177-Tom Thumb This group of peas. 62–70 days. Slim pointed pods are 4–5" long and contain 8–11 small deep-green peas.50 • 10M $121. Soak dry seeds overnight before cooking. Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 • 5M $41. Sent to the USDA for trial in 1903 and introduced by W.seedsavers.75 1M $15. A great tasting little piece of the past that’s still available today.75 • 1lb $9. Limited supplies this season. or plant them along the edges of pots or containers. of which many strains of Tom Thumb peas have existed in the past.75 • 1M $15. Vigorous 5–6' tall plants.00 • 5M $67.00 • 5M $67. 60 days. Atlee Burpee in 1904.75 • 10lb $82.75 • 250 seeds $5. M. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Crossed the Atlantic in 1903. Edible podded. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Shell. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 1M $10.25 1M $15. Tall 6' plants.75 • 1M $15. Pods are almost always borne in doubles. C ertified O rganiC . Good for cold-frame production. reliable production. a standard home and market variety.75 Long Red Florence Green Arrow Amish Snap Asparagus Pea Blue Podded Shelling British Wonder Dwarf Gray Sugar Sutton’s Harbinger Golden Sweet Tom Thumb Tom Thumb •29• become a member—save 10% www. Productive Dutch strain known as Blauwschokkers.50 Introduced in England in 1898 and received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1901. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (50 seeds) $2. 60–70 days.50 230(OG)-Golden Sweet Collected at a market in India. Edible podded. refers to extreme dwarf plant habits.
00 5 lb bag $16. boiling or fried. Snow-white flesh. rounded oval potatoes with straw-beige skin. 90–110 days.25 • 25 lb Bag $62. delicate flavor. Heavy yields of medium-sized. Excellent when harvested as young new potatoes.50 Red skin with delicate pale pink flesh.seedsavers.25 • 25 lb bag $62. A good choice for baking and frying.00 5 lb bag $16. roasting or steaming. This variety is always in high demand and our supply is never enough. New Brunswick in 1969. Considered the best producing redfleshed.75 5 lb bag $23. so please order early! 95 days.25 • 25 lb Bag $62. High mineral content. 2½ lb bag $10. good for boiling. Low starch content makes this variety a good boiling potato for salads or any dish that requires potatoes to retain their shape. Consistently a good producer at Heritage Farm. very reliable and easy to grow.00 Bred by AgCanada and selected at the Fredricton Research Station. great for soups. blue flesh with a thin white line just under the skin.00 5 lb bag $16. Yellow-tan skin with light yellow flesh. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .50 924(OG)-Caribe French Fingerling German Butterball Kerr’s Pink 925(OG)-Carola La Ratte Purple Viking Red Gold 1490(OG)-Desiree Rose Finn Apple •30• Yellow Finn Yukon Gold Popular red skinned mid-season variety from Holland introduced in 1962. Deep golden flesh with moist creamy texture.50 846(OG)-All Blue 847(OG)-All Red Caribe Carola Desiree 1409(OG)-Austrian Crescent A good choice for boiling. good yields. nice for making colorful chips. rich flavor. When boiled the color turns to a light blue.pOtatO members offer 483 varieties • Potato • All Blue All Red Austrian Crescent Deep blue skin. 95 days. red-skinned variety. Good disease resistance. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . 90–110 days.00 5 lb bag $16. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . 90–110 days.25 25 lb bag $62.50 SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. C ertified O rganiC . regardless of the weather conditions. 2½ lb bag $10. Quite large in ideal conditions.00 • 5 lb bag $16. good keeper. Maintains new potato qualities for months in root cellar.25 • 25 lb bag $62. 95–100 days. Widely used in potato salads. an excellent choice for a general cooking potato. baking or frying.50 Our most popular variety. 2½ lb bag $10. Creamy yellow flesh.org fax: 563-382-6511 . 2½ lb bag $13. relatively low starch. Prolific yields of 4–8 ounce fingerlings that can reach up to 10" long. 2½ lb bag $10.75 • 25 lb bag $100. Introduced to SSE members by Robert Lobitz in 1984. 2½ lb bag $10. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C .
mashing. 2½ lb bag $10. 2½ lb bag $13. yellow flesh with firm. Certified crops are inspected during the growing season and in post-harvest tests to confirm the seed potatoes are free of. golden-yellow. become a member—save 10% www. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . Peeling is not necessary or recommended. tubers are spread out over larger area than most potatoes. but in a good year it can produce even larger tubers. This is the classic European gourmet potato. 2½ lb bag $10. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .25 • 25 lb bag $62. perfect for baking and mashing. Excellent variety for baking. mashing. 2½ lb bag $13. Always one of our favorite allpurpose potatoes. 2½ lb bag $10. 100–120 days. Potatoes can be planted as soon as the soil can be worked.00 savings. slightly sweet. 100–120 days. snow-white flesh is excellent for mashing. or April 26–28.00 5 lb Bag $16. so they can more easily find their way from Seed Savers' vast collection to your garden. On the potato section of the order form (located in the middle of this catalog) be sure to indicate which shipping date you prefer: March 15–17. 80–100 days. A 2½ pound bag of regular potatoes will plant 25' of row. You will get 20 pounds of potatoes for $67. 90–100 days. C ertified O rganiC . Excellent keeper.50. fine-grained white flesh and red eyes.75 • 25 lb bag $100. waxy texture and a nice nutty flavor. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . Good for boiling. 2½ lb bag $13. Bred and selected by AgCanada and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food in 1966. which represents a $20.00 5 lb bag $16. steaming or roasting. April 12–14. Excellent for long-term storage. frying or baking.50 Scottish variety that was introduced to Ireland in 1917. it may be possible to ship after the April 26–28 shipping date. an absolute delight to cook with.50 Long prized by French chefs as a top quality fingerling.75 • 25 lb bag $100. Excellent yields and a great keeper.00 5 lb bag $16.75 5 lb bag $23.” A good choice for roasting.25 • 25 lb bag $62. roasting and chipping.75 5 lb bag $23.25 • 25 lb bag $62. Especially good for potato salad or as a boiled potato.25 • 25 lb Bag $62. A good standard variety with excellent flavor. boiled. 1363(OG)-La Ratte 851(OG)-Yukon Gold A favorite among gardeners.00 1368(OG)-Red Gold 1362(OG)-German Butterball Bred by Ag-Canada at the University of Guelph in 1970. holds together very well. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . consumers and chefs. 2010. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .50 How do you safely store rare and unique seed potatoes for many years? The most reliable way is as tiny plants in test tubes in a growth chamber. Good keeper.75 5 lb bag $23. Then you can start your own list of favorites and share your comments with us! Item # 1047 $67. not recommended for ex tended storage.50 USDA Certified Seed Potatoes. Very versatile and good for any style of preparation. Good disease resistance. Delicious flesh is drier than most other yellow varieties. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .00 849(OG)-Rose Finn Apple 1410(OG)-Kerr’s Pink 1491(OG)-Yellow Finn Exceptional buttery sweet flavor sets it apart from all other potatoes. One of the best for boiling. An excellent yielder for us at Heritage Farm. general purpose potato. Rumored to have been smuggled into America in a horse’s feedbag in the 1800s. Depending upon how well the potatoes store.25 • 25 lb bag $62. 2½ lb bag $10. 95–100 days. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . frying and especially for mashed potatoes. 2½ lb bag $10. 90–110 days. Very good yields. Excellent storage qualities. Beautiful reddish orange skin with creamy.00 Exceptionally waxy texture. 2½ pounds of fingerlings will plant 50' or more.75 • 25 lb bag $100.seedsavers. Commands a high price both in the restaurant and fresh market trade.org phone: 563-382-5990 •31• . 80–90 days.00 5 lb bag $16. 80–100 days.00 5 lb bag $16. 2½ lb bag $10. Productive plants.00 5 lb bag $16.50 1047-The Potato Sampler Still not sure what to order? Let us select 8 varieties for you (6 standard and 2 fingerling). 100–120 days.50 1367(OG)-Purple Viking Quickly gaining the reputation of a great tasting. SSE reserves the right to substitute a similar variety in case of a crop failure or shortage. Please call or check the website for end of the season specials. roasted or fried. frying. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . We find that steady watering throughout the season will minimize knobbiness. grilled. lightpink skin. best when used fresh. or extremely low in disease. We cannot recommend this variety highly enough.50 First place winner in Rodale’s Organic Gardening “Taste Off.25 • 25 lb bag $62. Russeted skin and buttery yellow flesh.pOtatO 1361(OG)-French Fingerling This is a wonderful variety! The rose-colored skin covers its creamy yellow flesh. baking. semi-moist flesh. Each package of potatoes contains a detailed planting guide. steamed. March 29–31. Perfect for German potato salad. Long uniform tubers. Round tubers. Potato Planting Guide and Shipping Instructions SSE offers only USDA Certified Seed Potatoes. Average tubers are 3½–4" in diameter. Yellow flesh actually appears to be buttered. A choice variety for any preparation.
The standard Mexican variety for sauces and stuffing. Excellent flavor.50 • 500 seed pack $8. Fruits are 3-lobed and measure 4" long by 3".75 250 seed pack $7. 70–80 days. Excellent when roasted. ±4.50 500 seed pack $8. Good flavor. 70–80 days from transplant. Excellent hot citrus flavor is best when immature.75 • ½ oz $22.50 ¼ oz $13.200 seeds/oz. Wisconsin in 1912 by the Joe Hussli family.50 • 1 oz $45. very thick-walled peppers.50 • ½ oz $27.50 ¼ oz $13.75 • ½ oz $22.25 • 500 seed pack $9. sturdy plants. ± 3 .pepper Aji Cristal Alma Paprika Ancho Gigantea Aurora Beaver Dam Black Hungarian Bull Nose Large Bell Buran members offer 859 varieties • Pepper • Peppers are rated on a heat scale of • 0 (sweet) through 5 (hot) • Originally from Curico.50 • 500 seed pack $8. tapered fruits 1½" long.50 • ¼ oz $13.5M $39.50 • 5M $63.25 320-Bulgarian Carrot 1212-Alma Paprika One of our favorites.75 • 500 seed pack $12. ±4500 seeds/oz. Fruit ripens from green to yellow-orange. 70–80 days from transplant. Heat •3• Packet (50 seeds) $2. 90 days from transplant. 3" by 4" almost black f r uits. Sturdy plants grow 30–36" tall.75 250 seed pack $6.00 • 2. Slightly warm and very sweet.50 ¼ oz $13. but shiny black ripening to red. ±4.75 250 seed pack $7. Heat •3• Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 1 oz $38.25 Extremely sweet and productive Polish heirloom.75 1(OG)-Chervena Chushka The best performing pepper during the record-setting cold and wet summer of 2004 at Heritage Farm.75 • 1 oz $38. ±4. He at • 0 • Packet (50 seeds) $2. Productive. or for fresh eating. Good flavor.75 ¼ oz $16.25 Ornamental 12–16" plants completely covered with thin tapered fruits 1" long by ¼" wide. 90 days from transplant.50 ¼ oz $13. Fruits are borne in clusters of 4–6. Extremely productive plants are loaded with round.50 • 500 seed pack $8.25 Highly ornamental and useful in the kitchen. Sure to be a favorite. purple and green foliage.75 1 oz $38.600 seeds/oz.75 250 seed pack $6. ±3.50 • 1 oz $45. Flesh is brightred and very sweet.50 • 500 seed pack $8.75 • ½ oz $22.75 • 1 oz $38.50 645(OG)-Aurora 1041-Beaver Dam Extremely productive 18" tall plants.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Very nice for containers. crisp fruits ripen from green to red. ripens from lavender to deep purple to orange and finally to red. ±3.75 250 seed pack $6. Heat •2• Packet (50 seeds) $2. distinctive rich flavor. ±4200 seeds/oz. adds color and texture to chutneys and salsas. 60–75 days from transplant. 90 days from transplant. Heat •4 • Packet (50 seeds) $2. Heat •2• Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 • ½ oz $27. Cal led Poblano w hen fresh and green. Heat •4• Packet (50 seeds) $2. •32• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.75 942-Aji Cristal Small 10–12" plants.75 ¼ oz $16. Heat • 3 • Certified OrganiC.75 250 seed pack $6. heart-shaped.50 500 seed pack $8.75 • 250 seed pack $6.25 • 500 seed pack $9.600 seeds/oz.75 • ½ oz $22. Heat •1• Packet (50 seeds) $2. Nice for containers.75 • ½ oz $22.50 • ¼ oz $13. Upright fruiting habit. Fruits are almost equally sweet when either green or red.75 • 1 oz $38.25 647-Buran 233-Black Hungarian 648-Candlelight 1213-Ancho Gigantea 1466-Bull Nose Large Bell Grown at Monticello by Thomas Jefferson and listed in 1863 by Fearing Burr.50 1M seeds $20. Green foliage is highlighted by purple veins and beautiful purple flowers.75 • ½ oz $22. 80 days from transplant. almost candy-like.200 seeds/oz. The best for drying and grinding for paprika.000 seeds/oz. ripen from green to yellow to orange to brilliant red. Produces abundant yields of 3–4" fruits similar in shape to jalapenos. but also a great sweet pepper.50 • ½ oz $27. Great flavor! Medium-sized plants grow 18-24" tall.75 250 seed pack $7.25 • 500 seed pack $9. quite hot. or for stuffed peppers. Bulgarian heirloom traditionally used for roasting. 80 days from transplant. Crunchy fruits are mildly hot when seeded.75 250 seed pack $7. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2. Ripens from creamwhite to orange to red.25 Dark green. Florence Hussli recommends adding sliced raw rings to a cheese and bologna sandwich. great for salsa. Very heavy set of 1" by 3½" fruits on large 3' plants. and Ancho when red and dried.75 • 250 seed pack $6. ±13.75 Hungarian heirloom brought to Beaver Dam.75 • 1 oz $38.seedsavers. Chile. Crunchy flesh. 9 0 0 seed s / oz . Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 • 1 oz $45. Waxy fruits ripen light green to yellow to light reddish-orange.300 seeds/oz.75 ¼ oz $16.
75 250 seed pack $6. Excellent citrus flavor. ±4.25 500 seed pack $9. The ripe fruits hold for weeks on the plants.75 250 seed pack $10.50 • 500 seed pack $8. Pendant fruits 2–3" long. Red.25 • 5M $54. Heat •3• Packet (50 seeds) $2. Packet (25 seeds) $2. shiny green fruits ripen to a rich chocolate brown. Heat •0 • C ertified O rganiC .75 • ¼ oz $16.75 All-around excellent paprika pepper for quality and performance. 90 days from transplant. Heat • 0 • Packet (50 seeds) $2. 80–85 days from transplant.75 971-Fish Pre-1870s African-American heirloom. 1" wide by 3" long topshaped golden-yellow fruits. can be kept alive for several seasons. Heat •4• C ertified O rganiC .75 Fish become a member—save 10% www. ripen from green to brown to red. up to 12 fruits per plant. providing a nice long display.50 1M seeds $20.75 • 250 seed pack $6. Beautiful variegated foliage on 18–24" plants.75 • 1M seeds $17.50 The hottest pepper we offer.00 • 500 seed pack $16.50 Fatalii Feher Ozon Paprika Garden Sunshine 1214-Fatalii 1444(OG)-Chinese Ornamental Literally hundreds of fruits per plant. 90 days from transplant. Sturdy plants grow 24–30" tall and are loaded with habanero-type.500 seeds/oz. Best used when creamy yellow or orange.75 500 seed pack $10.seedsavers.50 ¼ oz $13.000 seeds/lb. Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 2.900seeds/oz.50 ¼ oz $13. tapered. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2. slightly curved fruits are 2" at the shoulder by 4–5" long. dependable sweet pepper.5M $51. Heat •4• C ertified O rganiC .75 • 500 seed pack $12. Extremely productive plants produce 3" by 4–5" long fruits that have exceptionally sweet flesh. Perfect for salsa. Traditionally used in oyster and crab houses around Chesapeake Bay.25 Polish pepper that is quite hot with good flavor. 80 days from transplant.00 • 2. Excellent sweet flavor when fully ripe and average flavor when green. Great for pots. ±5.50 1 oz $45. 85 days from transplant.50 • ½ oz $27.50 • 500 seed pack $8.5M $34. Very productive variety for home and market. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Heat •5• Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 2.75 • 1 oz $38. Very few seeds. Used extensively by the spice industry in Poland because of its ease of drying.75 • 1 oz $38. Extended harvest period. but very hot.5M $39.25 1M seeds $25. 80–100 days from transplant.50 • 5M $63.75 235(OG)-Cyklon 1042-Garden Sunshine Extremely productive.25 236-Feher Ozon Paprika Bulgarian Carrot 1342-Chocolate Beauty Dark.org phone: 563-382-5990 •33• . ripen from cream with green stripes to orange with brown stripes to all red. ±3. Excellent choice for pots. 80 days from transplant.pepper Candlelight Chervena Chushka Chinese Ornamental Chocolate Beauty Cyklon Tapered fruits are 2" at the shoulder by 6" long. Creamy yellow fruits hold for weeks on the short 12–16" plants. 70–75 days from transplant.75 • 250 seed pack $7. nice for drying. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • ½ oz $22. Tiny ½" long fruits all point up and ripen from green to red and hold on the plants for an extended period.75 250 seed pack $6.50 • 5M $82.75 • ½ oz $22. before turning to orange and then red.75 250 seed pack $7.
75 • 1 oz $62. Sweet medium-thick flesh and tender skin.50 ½ oz $45. Mustard Excellent Italian heirloom variety.300 seeds/oz.50 • ½ oz $27. ripening from yellow to orange to red. 75–85 days from transplant. not for the timid! 95–100 days from transplant.25 • 500 seed pack $9.75 • 5M $68.75 • 250 seed pack $9. Peach 484-Habanero. Red Hinkelhatz 1306-Habanero.5M $42. or pots. An excellent pepper to use for salsa.50 • 1 oz $45. Heat •4• C ertified O rganiC .50 650-Golden Treasure Healthy Hot Portugal Joe’s Long Cayenne 1305-Habanero. 2½" at the shoulder by 4" long. Heat •3• Packet (50 seeds) $2. Thick. ±6. ±7. Plants grow 24" tall and produce heavily over a long period. Developed at the Institute of Vegetable Breeding and Seed Production on the west edge of Moscow.75 • 1 oz $62.75 250 seed pack $9. Ripens from green to shiny yellow. crunchy flesh.75 500 seed pack $12.75 250 seed pack $7.50 • ½ oz $27. compact 16–18" plants are absolutely loaded with peach-colored fruits.75 250 seed pack $7.50 ¼ oz $27.50 Joe’s Round King of the North Marconi Red Maule’s Red Hot •34• Miniature Bell Napoleon Sweet Early maturing 24–30" plants are loaded with sweet wedged-shaped fruits.75 500 seed pack $16.50 2.75 651-Healthy SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. Fruits are 2" at the shoulder by 6–8" long. specimen plants. Beautiful ornamental variety for borders. 70 days from transplant. 80 days from transplant. Heat •5 • Packet (25 seeds)$2. Heat •5• Packet (25 seeds) $2. ±5000 seeds/oz.pepper Peppers are rated on a heat scale of • 0 (sweet) through 5 (hot) • From the Republic of Georgia. 90 days from transplant. Packet (25 seeds) $2.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 Habanero.75 Caribbean favorite reportedly 15–20 times hotter than jalapenos. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 237(OG)-Georgia Flame Georgia Flame Golden Nugget Golden Treasure 1445-Golden Nugget Originally from Martha Perry of Pontiac. 90–100 days from transplant. good for pickling or drying. Michigan.75 • 250 seed pack $9.75 • 500 seed pack $16.50 • ¼ oz $27. Productive 32" plants.25 • 500 seed pack $9. Pennsylvania.50 • 1 oz $45.75 500 seed pack $16. Peach Habanero. 95–100 days from transplant. Heat • 5 • Packet (25 seeds)$2.seedsavers.200 seeds/oz. hundreds of golden yellow fruits. ±4. Large tapered fruits are 8–9" long and 2" at the shoulder.600 seeds/oz.75 ¼ oz $16.75 ¼ oz $16.50 • ½ oz $45.50 • 1M seeds $22.75 This unique colored habanero showed up as an off-type in the garden of SSE member James Weaver of Kutztown. From SSE member James Weaver.75 • 250 seed pack $7.800 seeds/oz. Variegated foliage. Red Our favorite habanero for pots. ±6. Plants 36" tall and produce enormous amounts of fruits.
“If you want a large hot pepper.50 • 5M $82.25 • 500 seed pack $9.25 • ½ oz $18.5M $51. The best hot pepper we know.S. 90 days from transplant. Ripens from green to red. Peppers are about ¼" long.50 • 1 oz $45.75 • 250 seed pack $7.00 • 500 seed pack $16.75 • 500 seed pack $7.75 ¼ oz $16. Heat • 0 • Packet (50 seeds) $2. 80 days from transplant.” Good flavor when green. and then sold pint jars each year at their church fundraiser.50 The seeds for this variety were given to SSE by Jimmy Nardello who lived in Naugatuck. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2. Olds Seed Company and decribed as: “Possibly the most productive of all the large peppers. standing upright until they get so heavy they sometimes droop.5M $34.pepper 1446(OG)-Hinkelhatz Cultivated by the Pennsylvania Dutch for over 150 years. Productive 24" plants are loaded with 10–12" long peppers. 65 days to green and 85 days to red from transplant. Mustard 402-Miniature Chocolate Bell ±4.25 • 500 seed pack $9.50 McMahon's Bird Pepper become a member—save 10% www.75 • ¼ oz $16.50 • 1M seeds $22. 90 days from transplant. Clusters of ¾" fruits that ripen from deep green to bright red.75 ¼ oz $16.75 250 seed pack $7. 70–90 days from transplant.75 1430-Joe’s Round Family heirlooms from Lucina Cress. 65–75 days from transplant. He a t • 0 • Pa c k e t ( 5 0 s e e d s ) $ 2 . Plants produce 3-lobed tapered blunt-tipped fruits that measure 3" at the shoulder and up to 12" long.org phone: 563-382-5990 •35• . Heat •3• Packet (50 seeds) $2. Heat •4• Packet (50 seeds) $2. grow 6" or longer. plants can be dug up over wintered.800 seeds/oz. in fresh salads and also for frying. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 5M $68.75 500 seed pack $12. Maine.50 Also from the Sestito family.75 • 500 seed pack $16. Connecticut until his death in 1983.50 • 1 oz $30.75 • 1 oz $62.75 250 seed pack $7. fiery hot fruits taper to pointed tips.75 250 seed pack $7. Great for fresh eating or drying for hot pepper flakes. great for hot sauce.” Sturdy upright plants. Originally from Italy.75 1M seeds $17. bright-scarlet. Large. Excellent for using green.50 ¼ oz $27. Mr.75 250 seed pack $10. Mild as an apple.25 • 500 seed pack $9.400 seeds/oz.50 1 oz $45.50 • 1 oz $45. ±4.75 • 250 seed pack $7.75 • ¼ oz $16. ±4. ovoid.800 seeds/oz. One of the very best for frying. great sweet flavor.200 seeds/oz. Great for salads.25 • 5M $54. which they pickled and canned. bright red.75 239-Jimmy Nardello’s Bird Pepper Habanero.50 2.300seeds/oz. ±5.25 500 seed pack $9.seedsavers.75 Jimmy Nardello’s 1043(OG)-Napoleon Sweet 1343-King of the North Listed in 1923 by L. smooth. Early. glossy. Nardello’s mother originally brought the seeds with her when she immigrated to the U.S. ±5.25 500 seed pack $9. very heavy yields. Heat •4• Packet (50 seeds) $2. bears consistently until frost. Remarkably early for a large fruited pepper. 90 days from transplant.50 • ½ oz $27. 10– 12" long peppers.50 • 1/2 oz $27. Heat •0• C ertified O rganiC .800 seeds/oz.75 • 500 seed pack $10. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 • ½ oz $45. heirloom from the Joe Sestito family of Troy.75 • 2. NY.100 seeds/oz.50 • ½ oz $27. Heat •3• Packet (50 seeds) $2. Heat •4• C ertified O rganiC . Fruit about 8" long and 4" in circumference.75 ¼ oz $16. 70–90 days from transplant.75 ¼ oz $11.75 250 seed pack $6. 70 days from transplant.25 • 2.50 1 oz $45. large red fruits.75 Joseph Harris & Co. fruits measure ¾" wide by 1½"–2" long. Heat •3• C ertified O rganiC .75 250 seed pack $7.5M $42.25 • 500 seed pack $9. ±4.800 seeds/oz. His family had been growing these peppers ever since coming to the U.50 • ½ oz $27. Heavy yields of 6–10" cayenne type peppers. reported in 1935. 7 5 250 seed pack $5. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Great for pickling or for chopping to use for fresh salsa. ±3. ±4. ±5.25 1M seeds $25. Traditionally used extensively for pickling and making pepper vinegar.400 seeds/oz. you should try the new Hot Portugal. L. 842 -Miniature Red Bell 873 -Miniature Yellow Bell 1299-Joe’s Long Cayenne Extremely heavy sets of finger-thick.75 • 250 seed pack $7. they look lovely strung up like cranberries. in 1887 with her husband Guiseppe from the Basilicata region. sweeter when red.75 44-Marconi Red 403-Hot Portugal Italian heirloom prized for extremely sweet. Nice blocky fruits.50 • ½ oz $27. Ohio SSE member who has grown these little sweet peppers for years.50 • 1 oz $45.50 • ½ oz $27. Lucina and her friends stuffed these peppers with cabbage. 80–90 days from transplant.75 1431-Maule’s Red Hot From the William Maule Seed Company of Philadelphia. excellent fresh flavor. ±4200 seeds/oz.75 ¼ oz $16.75 1478(OG)-McMahon’s Introduced to the seed trade by Bernard McMahon in Philadelphia from seeds he received from Thomas Jefferson in the early 1800’s. Short and stocky 16" plants covered with 2" fruits that have 2–3 lobes. Our stock is from Fedco Seeds in Waterville.75 250 seed pack $9.75 Arguably the best red bell for northern gardeners where the seasons are cool and short.50 • 1 oz $45.
Ainsworth of Laurel.500 seeds/oz.75 ¼ oz $11.75 250 seed pack $9. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2. Holds in the purple stage for some time.300 seeds/oz. Heat •4• Packet (25 seeds) $2. Tiny 6" plants are spectacular when grown as a border in your garden or in window boxes. 70–75 days from transplant.50 • ½ oz $27.50 1448-Red Rocoto The most unique pepper that we offer. Greenhouse owners are sure to profit from selling as small potted plants around the holidays. and heavy yields.200 seeds/oz.50 ½ oz $45.75 250 seed pack $7. ±3.50 Unbelievable small ornamental pepper with foliage that looks like bay leaves. Good for pickling.5M $51.25 • 500 seed pack $9. Does very well in pots. 80-90 days from transplant. canning and salsa. Ripens from yellow to orange to red. a real show stopper when all the fruits turn from green to orange. Heat • 0 • C ertified O rganiC . Sturdy 24" tall plants. Plants are loaded with 1½" fruits.75 • ¼ oz $16. Blocky 4" by 3½" fruits are 3–4 lobed. Extremely flavorful. Red Squash Pepper) Abundant. Heat •3• Packet (50 seeds) $2. medium-thick walls. Keeps for an extended period when refrigerated.75 • 500 seed pack $10. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Heat •4• Packet (25 seeds) $5.75 (a. mild sweet flavor.75 406-Quadrato Asti Giallo 408-Santa Fe Grande 1044-Orange Bell The best-tasting orange bell pepper we have grown.75 ¼ oz $16. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2. Very meaty. Fruits are edible. Fruits are 3–4" across and have thin crisp flesh that ripens from green to red. hot flavor. 75–80 days from transplant. 90 days for orange. blocky bell pepper from Italy. Beautiful purple flowers are followed by 1" round green fruits that ripen to red and have black seeds.25 • 2. Unique. Heat•3• Packet(25seeds)$2.600 seeds/oz.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Heat • 4 • C ertified O rganiC .50 • ¼ oz $27. 70–80 days from transplant. Original seed source was SSE member Alex Heklar in 1989.25 • 500 seed pack $9.50 • 5M $82. ±5. good for canning. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2. ±4.25 • ½ oz $18. Sweet around the outer edges. 90–100 days from transplant.50 ¼ oz $27.75 An Ohio heirloom from the family of Nick Rini. Very nice for pots.pepper Nepalese Bell Orange Bell Orange Thai Purple Beauty Red Cap Mushroom Peppers are rated on a heat scale of • 0 (sweet) through 5 (hot) • Red Rocoto Rooster Spur Santa Fe Grande 1215(OG)-Orange Thai 1450-Nepalese Bell First offered by SSE member Ulrike Paradine from England.50 • ½ oz $27.75 250 seed pack $7. ±9.50 • ½ oz $45.75 • 500 seed pack $16. 95–130 days from transplant.50 • ½ oz $27. Grown in his family for more than 100 years. Ripe fruits hold well for weeks.25 500 seed pack $9.5M $34. thin walled fruits are ideal for pickling or drying.75 • 2.75 1M seeds $17. 1½" wide by 3½" long. but hot. before ripening to a deep purplered.seedsavers. Best grown in pots. Green peppers ripen very slowly to goldenyellow.50 • 1 oz $30. Start early.25 • 5M $54.50 • 1 oz $45.75 • 250 seed pack $7. Cheese pimento-shaped fruits are 3" deep and 4" in diameter.75 • 1 oz $62.75 250 seed pack $6. Tender crisp texture.300 seeds/oz.600 seeds/oz.k.75 500 seed pack $16.50 • 1 oz $45.00 1300-Purple Beauty 1467(OG)-Rooster Spur 874-Nosegay Sturdy compact plants are loaded down with large 4-lobed. heavy yields.75 250 seed pack $10. Heat •3• Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 Beautiful and useful ornamental.a. ±4. drying and using for seasoning.75 ¼ oz $16. sweet thick juicy flesh. Traditionally used to make Rooster Pepper Sausage. extremely thick-fleshed with excellent sweet flavor. thick-walled meaty fruits. 70–80 days from transplant. 70–80 days from transplant. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 1 oz $45.75 • 500 seed pack $7. Capsicum pubescens.25 • 500 seed pack $9.00 • 500 seed pack $16.50 Rare pepper from Virgil T.75 ¼ oz $16.25 1M seeds $25. Great for pots. 24" tall.50 • 1 oz $45.75 250 seed pack $7. ±4.50 • ½ oz $27.75•250seedpack$9. Heat •4• C ertified O rganiC . Introduced in 1965 by Peto Seeds. Packet (25 seeds) $2.900 seeds/oz. 60 days from transplant for green peppers. Enjoys long growing seasons and cooler temperatures. Thick crisp flesh with delicious sweet spicy flavor when either green or yellow. 90 days from transplant. originates from Peru.75 250 seed pack $5.75 Large. but hot near the seeds. 95 days from transplant. Fruits ripen from green to red on 24–30" plants. Mississippi.75 • 1 oz $62.75 Hot conical blunt-tipped fruits.75 1396-Red Cap Mushroom 45(OG)-Sheepnose Pimento •36• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. ±4. Loaded w ith 2–2½" long finger-shaped fruits.
slightly of the last large local truck farmers in sharp flavor when ripe.25 for canning and pickling. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2. Absolutely loaded with little ½" fruits 500 seed pack $12. 4–5" long and 1" at shoulder.75 flavor. Reliable yields 1M seeds $25. Excellent market variety.75 • 250 seed pack $9.5M $44. Ripens from green to chocolate on the outside and brick-red inside. 2–4" 500 seed pack $8.5M $44. one Firm crunchy flesh with sweet. waxy yellow walls. ±3.75 • 500 seed pack $12. Fruits 1398(OG)-Wenk’s Yellow Hots ripen from deep green to golden-orange. used extensively in the local cuisine 250 seed pack $7.75 • 250 seed pack $6.75 500 seed pack $16. If picked clean.50 • 1M seeds $22.50 • ½ oz $27. Carrot-shaped 2.seedsavers. Very nice seeds/oz. Combs.00 • 500 seed pack $16.50 • 1M seeds $22. Heat •0• C ertified O rganiC . a nice second 1432-Wisconsin Lakes crop will set on just in time for your holiday Developed in the 1960s at the University decorations. A great variety 1 oz $38. Large.75 • 1 oz $62.75 garden. A great choice for an early250 seed pack $10. Collected at a market in Scarboro.75 long. Thick.75 500 seed pack $12.900 March of 1999 by Dr.75 O. 1301(OG)-Thai Hot A great little pepper to grow in pots or in the Packet (25 seeds) $2. 75–85 days from transplant.00 • 5M $70.5M $44.00 • 5M $70.50 • ¼ oz $13.50 of thick-walled.00 • 5M $70.00 • 5M $70. 80 days from transplant. 500 seed pack $12. Fruits are slightly ¼ oz $16.25 • 500 seed pack $9. Heat •0• C ertified O rganiC . Heat •3• Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 1M seeds $22.50 ½ oz $45. 60–78 days from Albuquerque’s South Valley.pepper Sheepnose Pimento Sweet Chocolate Tequila Sunrise Thai Hot Tobago Seasoning Tolli’s Sweet Italian Wenk’s Yellow Hots Wisconsin Lakes 250 seed pack $7. 4–6 oz. 85 days from transplant.50 to bright orange and then to red. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 • 1 oz $45. averages 200 2.5M $51.75 • 250 seed pack $7. dependable yields of 4–5" long tapered fruits. Medium hot transplant.50 1216(OG)-Sweet Chocolate Bred by Elwyn Meader and introduced by NH/AES in 1965.50 fruits. sweet flesh. Jeff Nekola. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 2.75 • ½ oz $22. Tobago in 75–85 days from transplant. Grown by the late Erris Wenk . B. 90 days from transplant. ripening Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 • ¼ oz $27.50 ripening from green to red. Heat •4• of Wisconsin at Madison by Professor C ertified O rganiC .50 • 5M $82. ±7.75 • 250 seed pack $7. Great added to tomato sauces. ±4.75 652-Tequila Sunrise Ornamental peppers on sturdy plants. Heat • 0 • fruit with thick.75 as a seasoning pepper. great for northern gardeners.org phone: 563-382-5990 •37• . blunt tipped fruits.75 • 2.400 seeds/oz. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Very sweet and delicious.75 1178(OG)-Tolli’s Sweet Italian Nosegay Quadrato Asti Giallo become a member—save 10% www.50 This sweet red Italian heirloom is one of our all-around favorites for fresh eating and canning recipes.5M $44.25 maturing bell type pepper.75 • 250 seed pack $7.50 fruits per plant.50 variable. 58–86 days from transplant.50 • 1M seeds $22. fruits that ripen 1307-Tobago Seasoning from green to red. a good variety for pots.50 • 2.900 seeds/oz. Heat •3• C ertified O rganiC .50 12–16" tall by 12" wide.
Pole habit. $25. the best for gourd crafts and birdhouses.75 • 1M $35. One of the most diverse ornamentals that we offer.S. 75–85 days. iron.50 100M $175. $65.75 250 seeds $12. Pole habit. Very early blossoming and maturing. Large pale green seeds.org fax: 563-382-6511 E CROP 415-Fordhook Giant 1030-Sunset Runner CR E This variety is gaining popularity as the best P green soybean available. An SSE member reported that one 100' row produced 38 pounds of unshelled pods! 80–90 days.00 5 lb $112.25 1298-Autumn Wings 860-Envy Great short-season variety.50 5lb $50.swiss Chard • Swiss Chard • members offer 22 varieties 46(OG)-Five Color Silverbeet Thompson & Morgan offered Rainbow Chard from 1970 through 1989 and then dropped the variety after the number of colors began to decrease.75 25M $75. of NH.75 417(OG)-Rhubarb Chard Deep crimson stalks and leaf veins contrast sharply with dark green. good eating quality. Packet (50 seeds) $2. excellent qualit y. B12 . ±2. Upright 24" plants produce an Fordhook Giant Rhubarb Chard Painted Lady Improved Sunset Runner Agate •38• Envy Fiskeby Shirofumi SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. very hard-to-find variety. Atlee Burpee.50 • 4 oz $24. 100–120 days. Flat bottoms. Packet (100 seeds) $2.00 1468(OG)-Fiskeby Swedish variety bred by Sven Holmberg that thrives in northern climates. Packet (25 seeds) $2. nice crops of short and very flavorful beans throughout the season. 50–60 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2. $202. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 60–65 days. ±320 seeds/lb. Re-selected strain.700 seeds/ lb.50 • 10 lb.50 • 5 lb $35. used in place of limas in cooler climates.60 • 5M $28.50 • 5M $21. high in calcium. 65 days.50 • 10M $38. Abundant crops all season and even after the first light frosts.75 O ILUR FA ILUR FA . Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 • 1M $31.50 • 50M $123. 50–60 days.75• 1M $7.seedsavers.50 • 1M $8. Fortunately Digger’s Garden Club in Australia still maintains a nice selection. Broad dark green heav ily crumpled leaves w ith white veins and stalks. C ertified O rganiC .75 250 seeds $13. This strain is less affected by warmer temperatures and is a prolific bloomer.00 (Lagenaria siceraria) Apple-shaped gourds are dark green with patches of lighter green and dry to all brown.50 1188-Shirofumi Introduced in 1934 by W. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Historic heirloom from New Mexico introduced in the 1930s. 75–80 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2. B1 .50 5lb $50. High yields of medium-sized yellow seeds with reddish brown saddles.50 One of the oldest runner beans now in existence. First documented in 1750. extremely durable fruits.00 members offer 98 varieties • Gourd • members offer 118 varieties • Soybean • 1202-Apple 1187-Agate • Runner Bean • members offer 35 varieties 319-Painted Lady Improved Incredibly beautiful bi-colored blossoms are extremely attractive to hummingbird moths.50 • 100M $225.00 10 lb. $112.5M $79.75 • 1 lb $7.75 • 1 lb $25. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 50–60 days.50 • 8 oz $34.5M $62.00 (Cucurbita pepo) A great mixture of winged. gardeners in 1857. 295 seeds/pound.75 • 1M $8.75 1 oz $8. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 • 10 lb $202. 90–100 days.00 • 5 lb. Use fresh or dried.00 Unique variety with salmon-pink blooms. 68 days. brightly colored fruits.25 • 5M $27.25 • 2. Packet (100 seeds) $2. up to 40% protein. 360 seeds/ pound.75 250 seeds $4. and C). and vitamins (particularly A. Highly ornamental.50 207-Scarlet Runner abundance of all-green beans. ±1.75 1 lb. Packet (50 seeds) $2.25 10M $34.750 seeds/oz. Fruits are 6–8" tall and 4–6" across. ±410 seeds/lb. Good for use as either small snaps. Pole habit. heavily crumpled leaves. sliced pods or green shells. extremely productive. C ertified O rganiC .00 • 10 lb $95.50 • 25M $68. seed crops of all the different colors grown in isolation to maintain a proper balance of colors. Excellent for freezing. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . ±410 seeds/lb. Developed by Professor Elwyn Meader at the Univ.75 • 1 lb $10. 80 days.400 seeds/lb.00 • 2.25 • 50M $109. 385 seeds/pound. highly nutritious.00 • 10 lb $95. First introduced to U. ±3. Easy to grow.75 • 1 lb $10. Plants grow 24–28" high with 2½" wide stalks.00 Described by Arrabida in Flora of Rio de Janeiro in 1827.
siceraria) Light-green fruits with rounded necks and bowls range from 7–14" in diameter and are full of seeds.75 • 2. Great moneymaker for roadside stands.25 • 1M $13. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Solid-green fruits have curved necks and wing-like projections.5M $90. Orange Warted.50 • 2.75 250 seeds $16. Spinning Gourd and Warted Mixture.seedsavers. Guaranteed not to disappoint.75 • 250 seeds $9.75 • 250 seeds $10.75 250 seeds $5. 125 days. Vigorous 15–35' vines.” Unique hard-shelled French gourd for drying.50 1055-Warted Mixture (C.00 • 2. Orange Ball.50 867-Dancing or Spinning (C. Nice when grown on a trellis. Striped Pear. Flat Striped. Varying sizes of gourds can be used for making small wren houses to large purple martin houses. 90–100 days. Good for roasting as miniature squash or used as long lasting table or holiday decorations. 95 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 100–120 days.5M $46. Ten Commandments. 6–8" tall and 5–6" across. pepo) Softball sized fruits have five pairs of protruding prongs that point towards the blossom end. pepo) Mixture of well-warted 3–4 ounce fruits.75 • 250 seeds $12.5M $30.org phone: 563-382-5990 . C ertified O rganiC . Seed originally obtained from China in 1982. A standard.25 1M $30. perfect for gourdcraft swans.00 • 2. Nice mixture of bright striped. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Extremely sturdy stems.75 770-Birdhouse 104-Dinosaur 936-Bule (L. pepo) A top quality mixture. Total length of 18–24" with an 8" bowl and unique serpentine projections. 90-100 days.50 Gourd Mixture Apple Autumn Wings Birdhouse Bule Chinese Miniature Dancing or Spinning Dinosaur Ten Commandments •39• become a member—save 10% www. Packet (25 seeds) $2 . great ornamental.75 • 2. Excellent mixture with equal portions of: Cou-Tors Hative.00 1M $19.75 (L. Years ago children would carry these gourds in their pockets to play with at school where they would spin them on their desks. siceraria) Given to SSE years ago by a Cherokee member from Louisiana. Vigorous 15–35' vines. Traditionally used to decorate sweat lodges.75 1049-Gourd Mixture 1406(OG)-Chinese Miniature (C. Packet (25 seeds) $2 . Packet (25 seeds) $2.5M $67. Packet (25 seeds) $2.5M $67.25 1M $20. Similar in shape to a large apple. long keepers.75 1M $30.5M $26. 90–100 days. mottled.00 (C.50 • 1M $11.5M $43. 100 days.00 • 2. pepo) Sent to SSE by member Junior Gordon from Hickman County in TN. Entire gourd is covered with small warts or tooth-like bumps. siceraria) Pronounced “boo-lay. Small fruits. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 250 seeds $7.gOurd (L.50 1053-Ten Commandments Five Color Silverbeet (C. pepo) From Ohio SSE member Ken Stoller. multicolored fruits. Nest Egg. 100–120 days. Extremely hard shelled when dried.75 • 250 seeds $9.25 • 1M $45.50 • 2. 4–5 ounces and about 3" across. Good range of colors and many multicolors.
One of our all-time favorites.5M $76. Excellent variety for freezing.50 Boston Marrow Burgess Buttercup Cheyenne Bush Chirimen Cornfield Pumpkin Fordhook Acorn Golden Hubbard Golden Zucchini Kikuza 1048-Cheyenne Bush Pumpkin Long Island Cheese •40• Marina di Chioggia Musquee de Provence (C. Slightly variable in shape. Compact spiny everbearing bush with dark greenish-black skinned fruits.75 • 250 seeds $10. Thick. Originally this variety was obtained from Native Americans in New York State. Packet (25 seeds) $2. maxima) Buttercup has set the benchmark over the years for all other small winter squash. Extremely hard-skinned fruits weigh 5–8 pounds. medium-orange. Anna loved this variety because of its extremely hard shell and excellent storage ability. Extremely sweet flesh.squash • Squash • members offer 374 varieties Anna Swartz Hubbard Australian Butter Black Beauty 241(OG)-Anna Swartz Hubbard (C.75 • 250 seeds $10. excellent keeper. dry orange flesh is excellent for baking and a great keeper. 85–100 days. pepo) The standard summer squash. cylindrical fruits are best eaten when 6–8" long.50 • 1M $28.seedsavers.50 1344(OG)-Burgess Buttercup (C.25 1433(OG)-Boston Marrow (C.75 • 250 seeds $7. Wyoming in 1943. very fine eating qualities. Packet (25 seeds) $2.5M $54.25 • 2. Long. maxima) Australian heirloom from our friends at Diggers Garden Club. small seed cavity. 90–100 days. Excellent eating qualities. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .00 • 2.00 • 2. Hard-shelled fruits weigh 7–15 pounds. 44–64 days.50 SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. Fruits have a thin but very hard dark green rind.00 • 1M $36. Typical fruits weigh 3–5 pounds.org fax: 563-382-6511 .00 1M $36. high yields of 5–8 pound pumpkins.50 1303(OG)-Black Beauty Zucchini (C. fine grained. maxima) Family heirloom given to Anna Swartz by a friend in the 1950s. maxima) Originates from J. High quality flesh is the color of sweet potatoes and has a similar flavor. average fruits weigh 10–20 pounds. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 250 seeds $10.5M $76.00 • 2.75 250 seeds $9. C ertified O rganiC . Considered a medium length keeper.75 250 seeds $10. C ertified O rganiC .00 • 1M $36.50 1M $25.5M $63. or in large pots. Compact bush habit. Fair table quality.50 • 2. Developed from a cross of Cocozelle and New England Pie by the USDA Field Station in Cheyenne.5M $76. Massachusetts who received seeds from a friend in 1831. M. Packet (25 seeds) $2. AAS in 1957. Ives of Salem. pepo) Extremely early bush pumpkin especially useful for small gardens where space is at a premium. Packet (25 seeds) $2. sweet flesh. 90–110 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 1218-Australian Butter (C. 80–90 days. 90–100 days. Striking reddish orange skin.00 • 2.5M $76.00 1M $36.
moschata) Introduced to the American seed trade as Sweet Kikuza in 1927 by the Oriental Seed Company of San Francisco.20 875-Chirimen yellow. very good keeper. great roasted or raw. Atlee Burpee from genetic material supplied by Dr. 90–95 days.50 • 1M $27.00 • 2.75 250 seeds $7. 90–100 days. maxima) Beautiful heirloom winter squash from Italy. Fruits weigh 10–20 pounds and should be harvested before overly mature.50 (C. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 1M $25.50 1M $45. good keeper. pepo) Introduced in 1890 by W.50 1309-Musquee de Provence 1345-Golden Zucchini Lady Godiva become a member—save 10% www. moschata) East Coast heirloom long remembered as a great pie squash by people in the New York and New Jersey areas.50 (C. pepo) Our top choice for use as both carving pumpkins and for fall decorations. Named for its resemblance to a wheel of cheese. Gorgeous.50 • 1M $27. very thick-fleshed with excellent eating qualities. great for baking and also used in soups. Beautiful dull bronze-orange skin.5M $57. Sweet dry flesh.25 973(OG)-Galeux d’Eysines (C. but they do make nice Jack-O’-Lanterns. Deep orange flesh. Needs a long growing season to mature.25 • 2.75 • 250 seeds $9. moschata) First offered by the Aggeler & Musser Seed Company of Los Angeles in 1922.00 • 2. Vining plants with long fruits similar to acorns. Oved Shifriss at Rutgers.50 (C. Very sturdy stems rarely break off. C ertified O rganiC .50 • 1M $28. introduced to gardeners in 1973.50 • 1M $28.75 250 seeds $9. Perfectly shaped 12–15 pound fruits are 12–16" wide and 10–12" tall.50 1050-Long Island Cheese Guatemalan Blue Banana 1308-Marina di Chioggia 410-Golden Hubbard (C. moschata) Traditional variety from southern France. Very hard to find.75 • 250 seeds $12. Flattened fruits are buff-colored with deep orange flesh.00 • 2. Good for baking and roasting. the perfect size for baking and roasting. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 90–100 days.5M $76. We like to keep this one in the refrigerator after the initial cutting and continue to slice off small rings that can be either baked or roasted. orange flesh.75 • 250 seeds $10. moist.5M $54. Great keeper. pepo) Developed by breeders at W. A great addition to any farm market stand or to the home garden.50 (C. pepo) This variety is specifically grown for its naked. big flat fruits are reminiscent of big wheels of cheese. Packet (25 seeds) $2. which is on the Iowa-Minnesota border. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 50–55 days. Thick.75• 250 seeds $10. Fruits weigh from 8–12 pounds and have thick dry sweet fine-grained golden-yellow flesh. A sure seller for farm and market stands. Fruits average 20 pounds.50 (C.50 • 1M $27. Seed collected by Amy Goldman from La Ferme de Ste. Glossy golden- (C. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 250 seeds $7.5M $63. hulless. France. but the shell color is a beautiful deep orange. First offered by SSE member Glenn Drowns in 1984 Yearbook from seed he obtained from the USDA. firm flesh. Can be eaten fresh around 56 days and used for baking after 85 days.5M $76. Pennsylvania.seedsavers. Packet (25 seeds) $2.squash (C. A standard for American market stands. Flesh is not suitable for eating. Fruits seldom weigh more than two pounds. Good keeper and consistently a good producer. 90 days.00 • 2. Marthe. green when immature and ripen to a deep.org phone: 563-382-5990 •41• . Introduced to American gardeners in 1899 by Vaughan’s Seed Store in Chicago. One of our best varieties for eating. Ferry in 1898.5M $95. Cour-Cheverny. One of the best varieties we offer for baking. because the peanut-like warts continue to grow and will cover the entire fruit.00 • 2.25 • 2. 6" in diameter and weigh 5–8 pounds. Nice 4–7 pound fruits.75 250 seeds $7. C ertified O rganiC . greenish seeds. 6–10 pounds and a good keeper. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Packet (25 seeds) $2.00 1M $36. Typical hard-skinned hubbard. compact bush plants. maxima) Introduced by D. Packet (25 seeds) $2.5M $57. 95–110 days. Very unique.50 1219(OG)-Guatemalan Blue Banana 972 -Cornfield Pumpkin (C.50 • 2. 90–100 days. 95–100 days.25 • 2.75 250 seeds $7. 90–95 days.75 250 seeds $9. Traditionally grown by farmers as a dual crop when planted with their field corn.00 1M $36. M. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 90 days.00 1M $36.75 • 250 seeds $10. C ertified O rganiC . cylindrical fruits on productive.50 876(OG)-Fordhook Acorn (C. Packet (25 seeds) $2.00 • 2. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .5M $57. maxima) Pale blue striped fruits are 16–20" long. France in 1996. Sweet.50 1M $28. Up to 3 ounces of seeds per fruit and 12–15 fruits per plant.00 • 2. sweet flesh. Large grey-green bumpy turbans average 10–12 pounds. flavor improves with storage. Packet (25 seeds) 1293-Kikuza Galeux d’Eysines 1458(OG)-Lady Godiva (C. Atlee Burpee of Philadelphia and named for their Fordhook trial grounds at Doylestown. moist. rich brown when fully ripe.5M $76. Beautiful enough for table centerpieces. 100–110 days.5M $63.5M $63. Fruits weigh 5-8 pounds on average and have deep-orange. maxima) First seen at the Pumpkin Fair in Tranzault. Seeds are nutritious and rich in protein. In a normal season this can be done at Heritage Farm. very fine flavored.
877-Queensland Blue (C. Red-orange fruits are 6" deep by 18" excellent flavor. 10–12" long by 8–9" in diameter. 110–120 days. Creamy white. pepo) Semi-open bush plants produce 250 seeds $10.00 • 1M $36. Very aromatic and chestnut-like in taste. Keep picked clean for best yields.75 • 250 seeds $7.50 extended heavy crops of smooth light yellow fruits with curved necks.50 1M $25. 95 days.seedsavers. Flesh is New Year. Packet (25 seeds) $2.5M $76. sweet mild flesh has in 1883. (C. great flavor. Bowl-shaped bush scallop with good yields of yellowish-cream fruits with bands of green.00 • 1M $36.5M $76. maxima) Beautiful variety of winter Incredibly hard skin. pepo) Sent to SSE by French member Bruno Defay.00 • 2. C ertified O rganiC . with firm. Introduced by Hiram Sibley & Co. baking. semi-sweet.25 netting. and this variety is believed to have New! 1511-Round de Nice (C.75 • 250 seeds $11. 100-120 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2. attaining its peak after the 12–20 pounds when fully mature. bumps develop 411-Rouge Vif d’Etampes (C.50 Verte et Blanc 1359-Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck (C.75 • 250 seeds $10. and weigh 8–10 pounds. Just cut into rings and bake.50 660-Sibley •42• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 100–120 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2. very flavorful 250 seeds $10. excellent for shipping. green and cream streaked zucchini fruits with fine flavor and delicate skin.5M $54.75 (C. Best eaten when 5–6" offered for sale in America by W. squash procured from Australia in 1932. and canning.75 1M $35. 250 seeds $10.00 1M $36. skin is deeply ribbed all around the sides. 55–60 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 250 seeds $7. Serve steamed at 1" diameter or stuffed at 4". Packet (25 seeds) $2. Fruits weigh richer in storage. perfect squash been developed from the Arikara strain. excellent keeper. Excellent winter 412(OG)-Summer Crookneck storage. Keep picked clean to enjoy all in diameter with narrow shallow-ribbed season.75 • 250 seeds $5.5M $54. sections. 55–70 days. Iowa in 1913. Blue Medium-thick sweet flesh.75 • 250 seeds $10. Spectacular for fall decorations.25 1222(OG)-Pattison Panache.50 1352-Potimarron for stuffing. Jaune et Verte Pattison.5M $54.5M $78. Iowa who had grown it for more than 50 years in Missouri. Skin is predominately smooth but Packet (25 seeds) $2. Size of the fruits can vary from 10–25 244-Table Queen pounds.00 • 2. pepo) Italian heirloom.5M $76. Flesh becomes drier and but flat on the top and bottom.00 • 2. Atlee Burpee long.50 • 2. Verte et Blanc new Pennsylvania Crookneck Potimarron Queensland Blue Pink Banana Jumbo Rouge Vif d’Etampes Sibley 1221(OG)-Pattison Panache. Long. yellow-orange flesh.75 (C. Excellent choice for making pies or soups.00 • 2. prolific vines produce squash 2-3’ long and weigh 10-40 pounds. (C. Jaune et Verte turn pinkish-orange when mature. Teardrop-shaped slate-blue fruits have very shallow ribs. New York in 1887.00 • 2. compact vines produce round. maxima) Popular in American pioneer gardens during the 19th century. great for pies.50 The Arikara tribe grew a similar heart-shaped squash. white seeds. Excellent for pies. Nice-sized 3–4 pound fruits store well into the winter. maxima) Beautiful French heirloom first after edible stage. Banana-shaped fruits New! 1498-Pink Banana Jumbo (C.25 (C. Obtained from an elderly woman in Van Dinam.50 • 2. One of our all time favorites for both baking and roasting. maxima) Also known as Pike’s Peak. Very easy to prepare since the curved neck is completely filled with sweet dark orange flesh. 85–95 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Hubbard-type with moderately vigorous 12–15' vines.75 • 250 seeds $7.75 Company of Des Moines. The name is derived from potiron (pumpkin) and marron (chestnut).5M $76. Packet (25 seeds) $2.00 1M $36.5M $76. C ertified O rganiC . maxima) Famous winter squash from France. sweet.50 and of the best quality.75 thick and dense.squash Pattison. moschata) Enormous fruits weigh 10–20 pounds. Fair (C.00 1M $27. Packet (25 seeds) $2. pepo) Introduced by the Iowa Seed table quality. cracking and 1M $25.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Good eating qualities when young.50 • 2.5M $57. Vigorous.00 • 1M $36. 60–70 days.50 1M $25. rock-hard ornamental when fully mature. Seeds are all contained neatly in the bottom bulb of the fruit.50 usually has some rough bumps. pepo) French heirloom that was listed by Vilmorin in the 1800s. Good keeper. of Rochester. Excellent summer squash. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . dark green stripes appear as the fruits continue to mature. 100–110 days.00 • 2. scallops should be eaten when seafoam green.00 • 2.
5M $54. hard to beat for baking.00 • 2. true-to-type strain to offer.5M $76.25 www.00 • 2. Packet (10 seeds) $2. maxima) (a. 85–90 days. Distinctive large oil seeds with wide margins were once used in the preparation of sugarbecome a member—save 10% 245(OG)-Waltham Butternut (C. with uniform creamy white fruits and distinctive wings.50 1M $99.25 (C.k.00 • 2.50 new 1224(OG)-Thelma Sanders (C.00 • 1M $36.S.50 1M $25. 110–120 days. Wonderful cream-colored acorn-type squash. Fruits are 3–6 pounds and exceptional keepers. 90–100 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 413-Turk’s Turban Sweet Potato Round de Nice New! 1512(OG)-Tours Squash (C. Packet (25 seeds) $2. At long last. AAS winner in 1970. 58–90 days. Massachusetts. of Sydney.org new Tours phone: 563-382-5990 •43• . C ertified O rganiC . Massachusetts.a.50 • 2. a standard in American roadside markets. Great for displays and car ving. pepo) Named for its place of origin in France. Quite unique. in 1932 with seed obtained from Arthur Yates & Co. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Excellent storage over long periods. H. pepo) Introduced to American gardeners as “Pineapple” in 1885 by James J.seedsavers.50 (C.50 1M $27. but also good for use as a summer squash.50 • 250 seeds $27. nutty flavor and high-yielding vines.50 (C. one of the largest-fruited pepos. enormously productive.5M $210. A great family heirloom. 83–100 days.25 1M $18. Great decorative squash for fall displays. Great as an ornamental.75 • 250 seeds $4. Durable if not bruised.75 1415-Yugoslavian Finger Fruit 1054-Triamble 1223-Tennessee Sweet Potato (C. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Does well in cooler weather. First grown in U. mixta) First listed in 1847 by New York seedsman Grant Thorburn as Green Striped Bell and most likely renamed by Burpee in 1883 as Tennessee Sweet Potato. Packet (25 seeds) $2. good drought tolerance. 80–100 days.5M $38. pepo) This variety came into SSE’s collection from Ohio members Tom and Sue Knoche who are squash collectors and two of the earliest members of SSE.50 • 2. 10–20 pound fruits are best for extremely long-lasting decorations. Forms a distinctive cap or turban. Deep orange flesh is sweet. Dark olive green fruits striped with deep golden yellow average 17 pounds. rich dry yellow-orange flesh.5M $57.5M $73. One of the most recognized types of baking squash. Fruits grow 8–12" in diameter and up to 5 pounds. Poor eating qualities. C ertified O rganiC . For nearly a decade we have been working to re-introduce this great historic variety.5M $54.25 100 seed pack $17. Excellent flavor. Very few seeds per fruit. The result of years of patient refinement and selection by Bob Young of Waltham. Fair table quality. we have a pure. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C .25 coated pills and as a remedy for tapeworm.50 • 2. Gregory of Marblehead. 95–100 days.75 250 seeds $7. Tristar or Shamrock) Extremely rare.75 • 50 seed pack $11. Very thick flesh. Triangle. moschata) Prized for its uniform shape. Good keeper. hence the higher price. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Our favorite two-serving baking squash. 90-100 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 • 1M $$25.75 • 250 seeds $7.75 1M $32.75 • 250 seeds $11. dry and thick.75 250 seeds $10.00 • 2. maxima) Introduced in 1869 as American Turban. excellent quality pie or vegetable squash.squash Summer Crookneck Table Queen Tennessee Sweet Potato Thelma Sanders Triamble Turk’s Turban Waltham Butternut Yugoslavian Finger Fruit Typical dark-green acorn. Australia. Vines grow 6–8' long.75• 250 seeds $7.
listed by D.75 1 oz $18. ±3.org fax: 563-382-6511 . 1" diameter. Packet (250 seeds) $2.50 • 50M $50. crisp.00 1429-Helios America Bloomsdale New Zealand Spinach 1302(OG)-Philadelphia White Box Historic radish from the 1890s.00 654-Rat-Tailed Radish SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. ±3. Plants are literally covered with crisp fleshy edible tapered seedpods that are thicker than a pencil and 4–6" long.75 5M seeds $7. Firm white flesh. Pods can be eaten raw.75 • 1 lb. 20–28 days. mildly pungent flavor.200 seeds/oz. Landreth Seed Company (the oldest seed house in the U.50 • 10M $12. 50 days. C ertified O rganiC .25 4 oz $14. pick when small. hardy and adaptable. C ertified O rganiC . top quality. Most likely the same variety described in Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden (1885) as “Small Early Yellow Turnip Radish. A garden standard since the 1880s. Sow in the spring or fall.00 1310(OG)-Plum Purple Red Malabar Spinach Strawberry Spinach Dr. 30 days.75 1 oz $18.25 • 10M $10.radish members offer 112 varieties • Radish • Pre-1870s heirloom that is fast becoming rare. $75.75 Unique deep purple round roots. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 1 oz $5. and mild. Wyche’s Yellow Green •44• Purple Purple Top White Native to South Asia. White. Nice and mild. Packet (250 seeds) $2. rose-scarlet with a white tip.75 • 8 oz $20. 30 days. Flesh is tender. $28. Bright red skin. deep-globe shape. $28. ±1.75 • 1 lb.50 • 1 lb. sweet spring radish with white flesh.700 seeds/oz. sweet and mild all season. Packet (250 seeds) $2. $75. sow in early spring or early fall.25 • 4 oz $29.75 • 8 oz $20. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Not grown for the roots. never pithy.00 • 50M $40. Pale yellow.25 • 8 oz $46.S.25 4 oz $14.25 • 4 oz $29. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C .75 419-Early Scarlet Globe 420(OG)-French Breakfast Philadelphia White Plum Purple Rat-Tailed Radish Oblong and blunt. crisp flesh.” 30–35 days. Very reliable and nice for bunching.75 New! 1513-Cincinnati Market Early Scarlet Globe French Breakfast Helios Early forcing radish for home or market gardeners. Nice for home gardeners and early harvest.seedsavers.50 • 1 lb. Deep red radishes are 6” long and tapered.. Pods should be gathered before fully grown. or chopped in salads. 2530 days. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 1 oz $5. 25–30 days. Plant in the spring or fall. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 5M seeds $6.00 Named for the Greek God of the sun.800 seeds/oz.25 • 8 oz $46. white flesh. established in 1784) in 1938 as a good variety for open cultivation or forcing in boxes. Exceptional variety for the novelty market and also for the home gardener.
75 250 seed pack $5. Try growing in containers. 50–70 days. used in salads or steamed. Pods are narrow and twisted like a caterpillar rolled upon itself. Red leaf veins and stems.5M $52. stores extremely well. Packet (25 seeds) $2. nice sweet flavor. listed by Vilmorin in the 1800s along with several other varieties.00 656(OG)-Bloomsdale Vigorous upright plants.75 500 seed pack $12. Seeds are slow to germinate.75 ¼ oz $4.75 • 5M seeds $6.50 (Tetragonia expansa) Not a true spinach. Large strong spreading plants branch freely. Sweet mild fine-grained white flesh. slow-bolting.00 • 2.C ertified O rganiC .25 • 4 oz $14. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . 50–70 days. but not meant to be eaten. excellent flavor. Very productive.75 1 oz $5. Introduced before 1908.75 • 5M $38. In days past. Hard to find.50 • 5M $31. Small brittle fleshy green leaves. Unique yellow colored tomatillo with contrasting purple blush.75 8 oz $20. 39–60 days. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Green 2" sweet fruits are ripe when the fruits burst through husks. and for that reason. smaller 1½–2" fruits with dark purple skin.75 • 250 seed pack $5.50 • 50M $52.50 • 1M seeds $15.75 • 1 oz $5.75 • 1M seeds $25.00 655-America 657-New Zealand Spinach (Scorpiurus muricatus) Native of southern Europe. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 • 5M $12. ±13. heavy yields.75 10M $12.50 Mexican husk tomato.00 2.75 1M seeds $9. We were thrilled to find an entire collection of caterpillars is being maintained by a European seed company. Fresh use or can or freeze. Thrives in hot weather. can be added to salads or used for dying. Packet (250 seeds) $2.25 2. thick deep-green savoyed leaves. Fine quality. twisted. 45-65 days.50 1M seeds $10. Good source of vitamin C.25 Cincinnati Market members offer 24 varieties • Tomatillo • members offer 53 varieties • Turnip • 1412(OG)-Dr. Seed is very hard to extract from the tight pods and. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Shiny red mulberry-like fruits are edible. Excellent quality.25 • 4 oz $14. prolific bushy plant 3–4' tall and across. 8" tall plants.25 • 1 oz $9. but similar in flavor and usage. great for fresh summer greens. well adapted for late spring or summer plantings. Certified OrganiC. ±440 seeds/oz. 90 days from transplant.50 1217-Strawberry Spinach 1413(OG)-Purple de Milpa This is the smaller purple variety that grows in cornfields.75 • 250 seed pack $9. Very showy compact 16–18" plants are grown for their nutritious triangular toothed leaves and tender shoots.00 • 2. Packet (250 seeds) $2 .75 • 8 oz $20. crumpled.5M $21. Annual.75 • 1 lb.50 Heirloom variety. C ertified O rganiC .turnip members offer 21 varieties • Spinach • 1225-Prickly Caterpillar Long-standing compact Bloomsdale type. suited for spring sowing in long-day areas. Typically does not burst through husk when ripe. will not bolt or get bitter like true spinach.00 500 seed pack $7. Wyche’s Yellow Given to SSE by the late Dr. Blended with hot peppers to make traditional Mexican green sauce.seedsavers.50 1M seeds $15. 43–55 days. heat and drought resistant. cut sprouts to eat as greens.5M $21.org phone: 563-382-5990 •45• . Packet (100 seeds) $2.50 (Chenopodium capitatum) Also referred to as Strawberry Blite. Fine quality.50 • 10M $166.5M $14. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 10M $68. New Zealand native brought to Europe by Captain Cook in the 1770s. Packet (25 seeds) $2. AAS in 1952. so be patient. very tender. caterpillars were added to salads to surprise unexpected diners.75 • 1 lb. Great historic novelty that should be grown in every garden. 90–100 days from transplant.75 1M seeds $6. Packet (50 seeds) $2.500 seeds/oz. John Wyche.75 250 seed pack $9. blistered and savoyed. Sharper flavor than green tomatillos.25 423-Purple Top White Globe Widely used since before 1880. $29. no other companies bothered to maintain these novelties. $29.50 • 5M $19. Low-growing plants make a nice ground cover and are sure to be the best conversation piece in your garden.50 774(OG)-Green new 775(OG)-Purple 1411-Red Malabar Spinach (Basella rubra) Heat-loving perennial from India. great grilled. free-branching climber. Uniform 6" smooth white globes are best for eating when 3–4" in diameter.50 • 5M $31. 70–90 days from transplant. Dark glossy green leaves are thick. mostly because they are so hairy. slow-growing. regrows rapidly.50 • 5M $87.50 • 10M $18. Quick-growing variety.75 • 500 seed pack $12. 90 days from transplant. slow to bolt. grown in Europe for centuries. if space is tight. Best when 4" tips of branches are picked all summer and fall.25 Purple de Milpa become a member—save 10% www. Self-seeding annual. Fruits are 1–1½" and have a sharper flavor than most other varieties. very sweet.00 • 500 seed pack $7.25 • ½ oz $6. Packet (25 seeds) $2.
Heirloom seeds breed true and can be passed down to the next generation. Our ancestors knew the wisdom of saving seed. global family of more than 11.and drought-tolerant.000 gardeners who have been passing on our garden heritage since 1975. are heat. Others are high in nutrients. Since 1975. Whether they came to the United States from the far corners of the Earth or were native to the Americas.Welcome to Heritage Farm Home of Seed Savers Exchange a growing. •46• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE become a member—save 10% . our members have shared hundreds of thousands of seed samples. conserving. They knew that nature’s abundant biodiversity would provide a safe haven against: hard times • changing climates • food shortages Heirloom food crops have stood the test of time. Seed Savers' mission is to save the world’s diverse but endangered garden heritage for future generations. or resist pests and diseases. they always saved their very best seeds. and sharing heirloom seeds and plants. Through our members. we are building a network of people committed to collecting. Many have intense flavor.
Diane Ott.. Iowa. canning and freezing. They traveled westward by boat and train through New York. The newlyweds soon read early warnings from leading geneticists about the increasing erosion of our genetic resources. They passed through Burr Oak.. One of their sons. Like most immigrants and pioneers. Lucas. one. they realized they had been entrusted with a treasure—and an awesome responsibility. Baptist John Ott. father of Seed Saver's Co-founder Diane Ott Whealy. Grandpa Ott’s health was failing. Michigan and Minnesota.seedsavers. It produces meaty. Michael and Margaret finally settled in St. Michael and Margaret's varieties are known as German Pink tomato and Grandpa Ott’s Morning Glory. www. they carefully stowed seeds from their homeland among their meager possessions. They landed at Ellis Island. A showy. these seeds represented security. deep-purple morning glory with a red star in its throat. then out onto the prairie. The answer surprised them. Grandpa Ott’s Morning Glory is a self-seeding hardy annual that climbs more than 15 feet if given support. All rights reserved. continued to grow those seeds. He is standing in a bower of "Grandpa Ott's Morning Glory"at Heritage Farm. still grows German Pink tomatoes for local markets. they carried something very special with them…two varieties of garden seed: A plump. Reprinted with permission from Nature's Garden Magazine © Copyright 2009 Meredith Corporation. Dale Ott. then built a log cabin where their nine children were born. They were married.A tale of two seeds left their homes and families in Dusseldorf. Suddenly. Kent Whealy. year after year on his 40-acre farm. Germany back in 1883. three years before Lady Liberty raised her torch over New York Harbor. and very little cracking or blossom scars. Jay Wilde photo from Nature's Garden. one of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s hometowns. sweet flavor. pink tomato. Comfort food for body and soul. and her new husband. He gave some of his treasured tomato and flower seeds to his granddaughter. It is excellent for slicing. German Pink is a potato-leafed tomato with full. Iowa. not horticulturists. But when they At age 89. 2009. summer. In 1972. “Is anyone else interested in saving—and sharing—family heirlooms?” they wondered. Our story begins with… Michael Ott and Margaret Ertle were immigrants.org (turn to next page) Grandpa Ott's Morning Glory page 73 German Pink Tomato page 58 •47• phone: 563-382-5990 . To them.to two-pound fruits with few seeds.
They worked out of their home.” plant patents along with proposed repressive new legislation.” Concern grew over food system safety. a total of 29 “members” were receiving the couple’s homey newsletter called the “True Seed Exchange. the Internal Revenue Service later agreed. Then came so-called “Frankenfoods. Seed Savers' Trial Gardens. Promotion. Eliot Coleman & Co-founder Diane Ott Whealy It was a true labor of love.Seed Savers Exchange is born Homesteading in Missouri with two small children. but surely.” genetic engineering and “terminator technology. printing and mailing cost $35 more than the newsletter brought in. security and sustainability. At the same time. barn and Visitors Center •48• Now in our 35 th anniversary year. American consumers tired of tasteless. The newsletter was mimeographed in a back bedroom of the Whealy's house. the basement and spare rooms became offices. become a member—save 10% SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE .” The seed collection “was a small box of jars and envelopes filled with seeds we had collected or requested.” adds Diane. Guatemala and Ecuador. Only a handful of gardeners responded. cookbook authors and food critics. The W healys moved to Iowa in the mid-1980s. Then. They became wary of “food from afar. pioneering chefs. the Whealys floated the idea of an heirloom seed exchange in letters in Mother Earth News and other backto-the land magazines. sharing their refrigerator. Today. They planted gardens on rented ground. Seed Savers Exchange grew slowly. “We started out in the red. A year later. the Exchange had grown to 142 members in 40 states. jet-lagged grocery store produce. Seed Savers Exchange was granted non-profit status in 1981. Canada.” Diane recalls. filling up with a rapidly growing seed collection. bathroom and shower with the garden crew. By the end of 1975. The Whealys were not deterred. organic farmers and gardeners all discovered the incredible taste of heirloom vegetables. The economy sank and food was dubbed “the new gold” on Wall Street. membership in Seed Savers Exchange is rapidly growing. more and more people recognize the importance of saving seed and passing on our garden heritage to protect the source of our food supply for future generations. As their family grew to include five children.
org phone: 563-382-5990 •49• . Iowa. It is the tool that members use to actively exchange seeds. (See Calendar of Events on Page 51. Helianthus annuus page 81 Members enjoy a growing list of beneﬁts including: Ten percent discount on all purchases through the Seed Savers catalog. Online Yearbook—New in 2009. web site and at the Lillian Goldman Visitors Center at Heritage Farm in Decorah.733 varieties offered by members. www. all 500-plus pages of it. without charge to members. The flagship of member publications is the printed edition of our encyclopedic Yearbook. Alerts about GMOs. AM 6/19/2009 8:34:52 2009 Summer Edition Cover. All Seed Savers Exchange members enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping save the world's diverse but endangered garden heritage for future generations. The 2009 Yearbook. the online edition makes it easy to research members’ seed offerings all the way back to 1975. nge Seed Savers Excha n 2009 Summer Editio Teddy Bear sunﬂower. Retail cost of those two books is about $50.seedsavers.indd 1 Access to thousands of Rare Seeds.Membership Has Its Benefits The very act of joining Seed Savers Exchange serves members–and the public–through fulfilling Seed Savers’ charitable mission of saving the world’s diverse but endangered garden heritage for future generations. and a total of 20. plant patents and "bio-pirates" are a standard feature in the “Seed Watch” section of our member publications. Berry and Nut Inventory and the Garden Seed Inventory—will soon be available online. included 13. not available to the general public. Seed Savers’ classic reference texts—Fruit.263 unique varieties. Quarterly garden magazine. Special Invitations to (and savings on) Seed Savers' events throughout the year.) Lots of good eating. Online Forums on Seed Saving and Gardening.
become a member—save 10% •50• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE . In 1989. Lifetime Member John Swenson beams as he receives a plaque honoring him as an Honorary Board Member at Seed Savers’ 2009 Annual Conference. membership has brought me lifelong friendships with some of the finest people on our beleaguered planet. who joined Seed Savers in 1984.What Seed Savers Membership Means “Membership in Seed Savers Exchange is a passport to a world of knowledge.” John first learned about Seed Savers through a short item in Organic Gardening magazine in 1975. The next year. which is offered in the Seed Savers catalog. about the time he started collecting heirloom crops. With the addition of the new Spring Edition last year. John took part in an historic Allium Collecting Expedition to Central Asia. and sharing the plant material embodying this knowledge. collecting garlic from its native habitat in the former Soviet republics of Turkmenistan. our member magazine brings the latest seed saving advice and news right to your home four times a year. and Samarkand are two of John’s Uzbek varieties. He attended his first conference and listed his first garlics in the 1985 Seed Savers' Yearbook. unlike John. bringing me an appreciation of the interconnectedness of everything on our planet and in our universe. Pskem River. he convinced Keith Crotz (now a Seed Savers Board Member) to drive six hours to attend his first conference. Seed Savers is my second family. you don’t have to travel to the far ends of the Earth to enjoy the full benefits of Seed Savers membership. which do not cross-pollinate. growing and eating wonderful plants. Illinois. shallots and other alliums. “My own experience has been lifechanging." “Just as importantly. Tadzhikistan and Kazakhstan. But. Much of the delight in acquiring this knowledge is in sharing it with others. It has given me abundant knowledge of our food and nutrition systems and the personal joy of collecting. Uzbekistan. His primary focus was on garlic. and Heritage Farm is my second home.” says Lifetime Member John Swenson of Glenview.
. Throughout the year.” and founded Organic Gardening magazine way back in 1942. Maria Rodale www.” The first “campout. will recount all that and much more in her keynote address at this year’s campout.org phone: 563-382-5990 •51• . Last year drew a record crowd of more than 400 from throughout the country.” read the headline in The Washington Post a few days later. That long-ago “seed money” is still producing a bumper crop. You never know what traits may someday be needed to keep our food supply going.seedsavers. “A hedge against disaster.org Diane Ott Whealy Winter on the Farm Horse-drawn sleigh rides down the valley at Heritage Farm.seedsavers.Sowing the Seeds…of Knowledge Eliot Coleman at the Annual Conference 2010 Calendar of Events spring plant sale Heirloom Apple Grafting Workshops Bird & Wildflower Walk Pancake breakfast with fresh local maple syrup Learning opportunities abound at Heritage Farm. • April 5–June 13 • • April 10–11 • • May 1 • Annual Conference & Campout plus "Dig & Discover.” She described the thousands of seeds in our collection as. Seed Savers’ cofounder. was held in 1981. “Sow What? Saving Seeds Ensures Plenty. Maria’s grandfather coined the term “organic agriculture.” as we call it at Seed Savers. Attendance was more than double that of previous years. The highlight of every season is our Annual Conference & Campout in mid-July. who was also one of our featured national speakers. They left as lifelong friends. will also talk about the growth of Seed Savers Exchange and organic farming in general over the past 35 years. Maria Rodale." a separate conference— just for children • July 16–18 • • September 4 (Labor Day Weekend) • Tomato tasting & Salsa Contest Diane Ott Whealy. reported Heritage Farm to be “in fine fettle and busier than ever. Post garden columnist Barbara Damrosch. July 16-18. learners of all ages can enjoy a variety of fun and educational activities at Heritage Farm. • October 2 • Harvest Festival • December 18 • Inc. chairman and CEO of Rodale. A handful of mostly strangers gathered for a weekend chicken barbecue and seed swap at the Whealys’ rural Missouri homestead. visit our web site at www. The Rodale family gave Seed Savers one of its very first grants in 1981. For details.
Prescott Fond Blanc melon and Chris Cross watermelon for Seed Savers Exchange. noting that the blight was so bad that it wiped out most varieties. “The blight happened when the potatoes were put into storage. He posts his latest research on both vegetables on a blog on his Tater-Mater web site (http://tater-mater. Iowa.blogspot. and is still on what he calls the quest for the Holy Grail: finding a tomato variety for the Pacific Northwest that is tolerant of cooler temperatures. “Watermelon grows well here because of the mix of soils.” •52• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE become a member—save 10% . Larry calls farming a labor of love.com). but he knows that others like it just as well in gumbo or soup. But he still wasn't satisfied. about 80 miles east of Springfield.” Larry picks up a Chris Cross watermelon from his garden patch that weighs just over 29 pounds. Meet One of Our Growers Larry Pierce. referring to his grandfather and father's cattle breeding practices that brought new genetic traits to the herd. Tom brings the same passion to the Lumper potato that he did to the Green Zebra tomato. Missouri. with additional flavor and late blight disease resistance. like most of his Ozark neighbors. Tom has had certified organic Lumpers for a couple of years. Breeding plants came naturally to Tom. Trial and error. He is now in his early sixties. Larry knows that the reward from the garden comes at the dinner table when that seed planted in spring brings tasty satisfaction the rest of the year. describing his land in Texas County. An Irish staple. He would like to introduce the Irish people to a new generation of heirloom potatoes. with seeds about the size of a man's pinky fingernail. meaty melon. Tennessee Sweet Potato squash. “because they grow the best seeds and never disappoint. Missouri " Tater-Materman" Tom Wagner. He began crossing a green Evergreen tomato with a good-flavored red one that didn't crack. “I take pride in growing seeds for Seed Savers. They're always true to type. He wanted a harder skin and better flavor. Wagner says that you learn so many things when you are a seed saver. Tom Wagner started breeding plants more than 50 years ago as a boy growing up on a farm near Lancaster. And Green Zebra was born. that is a labor of love. produced a flavorful green tomato with 60-percent stripes that didn't crack. descended from the original variety. Triamble squash. perfect for that summer picnic to bring sweet relief on a hot humid day in summer. lives in Washington state. As a farmer producing seed for Seed Savers Exchange. Pierce figures a watermelon this size will yield about a cup of seeds. Now.” Tom said. so the land is well-drained and suitable for melons. “It was time to bring in a new bull. He called the resulting green tomato Glamour Evergreen. I can pull them apart and put them back together and have them run better than before. After all.Member & Grower Profiles Larry Pierce prefers his okra fried. he caught his stride with potatoes. The fruit is a washed-green color with jagged dark green stripes. You can bet he will find it. By his own account. resistant to late blight.” Pierce says.” Tom said. Twenty feet below ground is an old creek bed. Pioneering Member & Breeder Chris Cross produces reliable yields in the 15 to 20 pound range. the Lumper fed 90 percent of the people of Ireland up until the famine of 1846. “Even though my dad was a mechanic. Kansas. eventually crossing lines of four tomatoes. Tom began working on the basis for the Green Zebra tomato at the age of ten. a creation that was born out of practicality—preventing cracking in tomatoes so that they would be more suitable for canning. and has developed a new variety called Lump O' Gold. and that will ripen in the shorter growing season. I am not a mechanic. If Tom cut his teeth on tomatoes.” Larry says. A great family heirloom variety that originated in Montrose. Chris Cross is a sweet. I might be a plant mechanic. He grows Hill Country Red okra. so they rotted.
Breeding herds of at least 10 head are usually for sale. Heirloom Poultry • High Tunnels • Seed Savers recently built two high tunnels. more than 80-percent of the apple varieties in North America have been lost. and 10am until 5pm on weekends. The cows are good mothers. Lillian Goldman Visitors Center • Heirloom Poultry • Heritage Farm is a seasonal home to heirloom poultry provided by the Sand Hill Preservation Center in southeastern Iowa. books. this rare breed holds great promise of solving some problems of industrial agriculture. Call Seed Savers at 563 382-5990 for details. The breed thrives on grass pasture. The Visitors Center is open daily from April into December. • Tours • Visitors are welcome to tour Heritage Farm's gardens and orchards from April through December. built by local Amish craftsmen. geese and turkeys from the 230 breeds at Sand Hill. open to the public from April through December.000 years ago in the British Isles. limestone cliffs and pastures dotted with Ancient White Park Cattle. The garden center offers seeds. houses a large garden center and informational exhibits. Hours are 9am to 5pm weekdays. Seed Savers Exchange hosts a new collection of heirloom chickens. that meander along trout streams. • Lillian Goldman Visitors Center • This oak post-and-beam structure. one moveable with solar electric power.seedsavers.All Around Heritage Farm Ancient White Park Cattle Originating some 2. Seed Savers Exchange has developed the most diverse public orchard in the United States. • Historic Orchard • Since 1900. They usually calve without assistance. Some 120 Ancient White Park cattle live on the farm. Hiking Trails www. and gifts. The breed tolerates weather extremes well. tools. Hundreds of pre-1900 apple trees are on display here. To halt this constant genetic erosion. • Hiking Trails • Heritage Farm has more than eight miles of hiking trails. Each year. plants. along with many hardy grape varieties bred by Seed Savers member Elmer Swenson. Group tours can be arranged by writing or calling Seed Savers' office at 563-382-5990. and produces delicious beef. for use in extending the growing season for many crops. Brochures for self-guided tours are always available. ducks.org phone: 563-382-5990 •53• .
The Preservation Gardens offer a glimpse of our ongoing efforts to save this garden heritage from extinction. most having been brought to North America by members’ ancestors from around the world. This keeps the varieties “true to type”. Seed Savers plans to introduce at least 20 new heirlooms from our collection each year for the next five years—that's 100 new heirloom varieties! And. Transplants. We permanently maintain thousands of rare and unique vegetable varieties at Heritage Farm. The Trial Gardens are the seed catalog come to life. When necesary. garlic. many of which are available only to members through Seed Savers’ Yearbook. horseradish and shallots. This open-pollinated seed can be saved and replanted for generations and still maintain most of the traits from long ago. Germination is regularly tested in the laboratory.Preservation Gardens Preservation Gardens With Isolation Tents Preservation Gardens Seed Savers Exchange is the largest non-governmental seed bank of its kind in the United States. There are nearly 60 garden plots that make up over 23 acres of certified organic land. Our collection includes many thousands of varieties. Preserving and regenerating rare and unique vegetable varieties in the gardens is at the center of what we do at Heritage Farm. Passed from generation to generation. The 890 acres at Heritage Farm allows isolation by distance and by natural barriers such as terrain. We use isolation to prevent varieties of the same species from cross pollinating with each other. heirloom varieties produce seeds that are like the parent plant. we pollinate by hand to ensure seed purity. Artificial barriers. We use these gardens to regenerate seed from seed-producing varieties such as tomatoes. We use the Trial Gardens to confirm that the seeds we offer for sale each year are true to type and consistent with their descriptions. We also use the gardens to maintain non-seed producing varieties such as garlic. Trial Gardens These gardens also grow new varieties from our collection for later introduction through our catalog. trees. are also used to prevent unwanted insect pollination. Each of these seeds has a history as well as a story to tell. we plan to offer more “certified organic” varieties each year! Germination Test Potato Collection in Tissue Culture •54• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE become a member—save 10% . turnips and peas. and potato varieties are also grown here to ensure that gardeners receive heirloom plants that will live up to their expectations. and open grasslands. squash. All our gardens also double as outdoor classrooms where we demonstrate organic growing and seed-saving techniques. such as screen isolation tents.
For details.org Pass It On Schools “These vegetables are helping to make our community healthier and stronger. The financial and moral support of Herman and Maryanne literally planted our dream in the earth. He believed in Seed Savers Exchange. appreciate and learn more about healthy food choices.org phone: 563-382-5990 •55• . save some seed—and pass it on to another deserving gardener. Chicago.Herman's Garden Herman believed in the power of one seed. Herman’s legacy of “one seed.” In 2009.seedsavers. IL Food Distribution “Many limited-resource gardeners in the area were excited to use this seed and we will be growing your melons in our gardens!” -Oregon Food Bank. see Herman’s Garden on our web site at www.seedsavers. OR Bringing in the harvest from a Herman's Garden in Wisconsin Photo courtesy of Bruce Defries Studio Group and La Crosse Magazine www.” -Soil Asylum Community Gardens.” -Petaluma City Schools. The late Herman Warsh and his wife Maryanne Mott were among Seed Savers' earliest and most fervent supporters. Petaluma. Portland. We rented land and stored seed in volunteers’ basements and freezers around the country. Seed Savers began as a small. too. out-of-the way Missouri garden with big ambitions. CA Community Gardens “Working in the garden provides each with an opportunity to build relationships. this seed donation program supplied more than 35. All Seed Savers asks of those who tend a Herman’s Garden is to share the harvest. discover inner strengths and contribute to the beauty and grace of the entire neighborhood.000 packets of seed to some 300 community organizations throughout the United States. Seed Savers honors the generous spirit of Herman and Maryanne with “Herman’s Garden. one gift” continues to guide our work today.
ready when soft to the touch. 85 days from transplant.seedsavers. Good yields of 3–4".75 • 1/8 oz $14. 69–90 days from transplant. Very productive. Indeterminate.25 • ¼ oz $18.400 seeds/oz.50 / 249-Aunt Ruby’s German Green Beam’s Yellow Pear Black from Tula Black Krim 1227(OG)-Austin’s Red Pear A real standout among all of Seed Savers’ red pears. Indeterminate. Meaty fruits are juicy and have outstanding flavor. occasionally a plant with yellow fruit appears. Beefsteak fruits. 80–85 days from transplant. 70–80 days from transplant.50 / Russian heirloom described by an SSE member as “the ugliest. not look.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 • 500 seed pack $13. ±13.00 • 5M $49. introduced to SSE by Bill Minkey in 1993.75 250 seed pack $7.5M $34. Indeterminate.5M $34. Sweet juicy flesh.25 Black Plum Brandywine Brandywine (sudduth's) This was our favor ite w hen we compared 25 different yellow pears in 1998.25 • 500 seed pack$10.000 seeds/oz. Slightly flattened 4–5" globes with dark greenish-black shoulders.25 • ¼ oz $18.50 Named for the Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea.75 250 seed pack $9. Pick by feel.25 • 2.25 500 seed pack $10. Indeterminate.639 varieties • Tomato • 107-Amish Paste Amish Paste Aunt Ruby’s German Austin’s Red Pear Rated as the second best tasting variety at the 2006 Heirloom Tomato Tasting at Heritage Farm. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 250 seed pack $7. 80 days from transplant.25 • 2. Produces 6–8 oz.org fax: 563-382-6511 .75 250 seed pack $7. ±16.75 • ½ oz $27.25 661-Beam’s Yellow Pear 251-Black from Tula Brown Berry Cherokee Purple Cherry Roma 662(OG)-Black Krim Cream Sausage •56• Crnkovic Yugoslavian Currant.” Rich full flavor. C ertified O rganiC .25 • 500 seed pack $10. slightly flattened fruits on 3–4' plants.75 1M seeds $19. End less su pply of 1½" pear tomatoes with great taste. good for sauce or fresh eating. ±11. refreshing spicy flavor.75 ½ oz $27.75 • 250 seed pack $7. turns almost black with enough heat and sun.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 250 seed pack $9. Amish heirloom discovered in Wisconsin.75 1 8 oz $14.25 • 500 seed pack $10.75 1 8 oz $14. Indeterminate.75 1M seeds $19.600 seeds/oz.75 • ½ oz $27. Indeterminate.50 / A great heirloom from Ruby Arnold of Greenville.tOmatO members offer 4. C ertified O rganiC . most delicious tomato I’ve ever grown. weigh one pound or more. Excellent full flavor. ideal for salads.75 1 8 oz $14.75 • ½ oz $27. red fruits that are oxheart to almost teardrop-shaped. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Extra large 2" red tomatoes with excellent flavor. 5" by 4" deep. Tennessee. ±21. 80 days from transplant. Packet (50 seeds) $2.000 seeds/oz. Packet (25 seeds) $2. great for slicing and canning.00 • 5M $49.75 • 500 seed pack $13. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Gold Rush SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. Packet (50 seeds) $2.
3 0 0 seeds/oz. Green.50 / 1480(OG)-Chalk’s Early Jewel A great standard. enormous yields and never a cracked fruit.75 1M seeds $19. delightfully intense tomato flavor.25 • 2.75 • ½ oz $27. extremely heavy producer. Heavy yields. Indeterminate. 80–90 days from transplant. Banana Cream) A uniquely colored variety. large crops of 12 oz.00 • 5M $49.75 18 oz $14.75 1 8 oz $14.25 Chalk's Early Jewel become a member—save 10% www.k.00 • ½ oz $33.25 Our favorite large purple tomato.5M $34. 75 days from transplant. 75–80 days from transplant.75 • ½ oz $27. Excellent tomato flavor. fruits. Similar in appearance to grocery store grape tomatoes.25 • ¼ oz $18. Introduced to other SSE members by North Carolina member Craig LeHoullier in 1991. Fruits are borne in giant clusters. C ertified O rganiC .25 1228(OG)-Blondkopfchen (a. D.k.50 / Blondkopfchen 663-Crnkovic Yugoslavian 1312-Brown Berry The first truly brown cherry available to gardeners. Good flavor balance. Red Brandywine) The original Brandyw ine introduced by Johnson and Stokes in 1889.25 (a. a colleague of SSE member Carolyn Male. Packet (25 seeds)$2. revealing skeleton-like veins under the skin. Indeterminate.k. Our best selling tomato. 75–80 days from transplant. Creamy white to light yellow sausage-shaped fruit. 80 days from transplant. 7 0 0 seeds/oz. ±16. ±11.25 • 2.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 • 500 seed pack $13. Pennsylvania.900 seeds/oz. Unique dusty rose color.00 • 5M $49.500 seeds/oz. Addictive sweet-spicy flavor. Gold Rush (L.75 • 500 seed pack $13.75 • 500 seed pack $12. great fresh or dried.S.25• 500 seed pack $10.75 1M seeds $19.75 250 seed pack $7.75 18 oz $14.700 seeds/oz. C ertified O rganiC .75 250 seed pack $9. Bears until frost. by Yasha Crnkovic. Indeterminate.25 • ¼ oz $18.50 / Incredibly heavy set of 1" long plumshaped fruits. Large beefsteak fruits have perfect shoulders and almost never crack. Developed by James Chalk of Norristown. Certified OrganiC.25 • 500 seed pack $10.5M $34. ±22. Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 (a. Indeterminate.5M $34. Large pink beefsteak fruits to 2 pounds. Incredibly rich. Warm.seedsavers.75 • ½ oz $27. great for salsa and for a fabulously colored sauce! Determinate.75 250 seed pack $7.000 seeds/oz. but determinate. ±14. The seed of this strain was obtained by tomato collector Ben Quisenberry of Big Tomato Gardens in 1980 from Dorris Sudduth Hill whose family grew them for 80 years. 70–80 days from transplant. good for canning.a.75 • 500 seed pack $13.25 1 8 oz $17. Looks incredibly odd when blanched and peeled. Some prefer this variety for spaghetti sauce because of the nice rich color. 80 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 • 2. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 250 seed pack $7. main-crop variety. seed originally obtained from J.75 • 1M seeds $19. Indeterminate.00 • ½ oz $33.50 / Brought into the U.600 seeds/oz.a.00 • 5M $49. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 4–6 ounce red fruit.00 • 5M $49.a. Packet (50 seeds) $2.25 • 500 seed pack $10.25 ¼ oz $24. ±11. Packet (50 seeds) $2.25 2. nice sweet flavor. Fruits hold well for extended periods.75 250 seed pack $8. earthy brown fruits are a great color addition. better color than other blacks. 75 days from transplant. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 250 seed pack $8.75 • 250 seed pack $9. 80 days.75 • ½ oz $27.75 • 500 seed pack $13. Plants do not drop fruit. Meaty. the large vines produce fruit that are 8–12 ounces and deep red in color.a. Pink Brandywine) Family heirloom passed down from mother to daughter in the Sudduth family of Tennessee.25 • ¼ oz $24. Little Blonde Girl) Small golden-yellow 1" fruits with excellent sweet taste.75 250 seed pack $7. Potato leaf.50 / 974-Cherry Roma Black Sea Man 1479(OG) Brandywine 1314-Cream Sausage 427-Brandywine (Sudduth’s Strain) (a. 90 days from transplant. heavy yields of round. Indeterminate. C ertified O rganiC . introduced in 1910.org phone: 563-382-5990 •57• .75 250 seed pack $7. excellent taste.25 • ¼ oz $18. Packet (25 seeds) $2.00 • 5M $49.25 • 500 seed pack $10. Great full tomato flavor.25 • 1/8 oz $17. Packet (50 seeds) $2. extremely sweet.75 500 seed pack $12.75 • ½ oz $27.25 • ¼ oz $18. Indeterminate. very productive bushy plants do not require staking.k.5M $34.75 250 seed pack $9. ±7 . pimpinellifolium) Chosen for its manageable growth habit and heavy set of ¼" fruits borne in trusses of 10–12. Bred by Thomas Wagner. Excellent sweet juicy flavor.50 1229(OG)-Currant.5M $34. ±10.75 1 8 oz $14.75 1M seeds $19. but actually has good flavor! Introduced to SSE by Meilie Moy-Hodnett of Maryland. rich flavor. 80 days from transplant.25 • 500 seed pack $10. Indeterminate.tOmatO 18-Black Plum Oval 2" fruits ripen from deep mahogany to black-brown. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Productive plants. Flavor rivals Brandywine.25 • 2.75 1M seeds $19. Very productive. Indeterminate.75 250 seed pack $9. C ertified O rganiC .75 500 seed pack $13.50 / 19(OG) Black Sea Man 253-Cherokee Purple Small plants with medium-sized deep brown fruits. Indeterminate. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 1 8 oz $14.75 250 seed pack $9. 75–80 days from transplant.
50 / Packet (50 seeds) $2. Packet (50 seeds) $2. ±15. Indeterminate. Packet (50 seeds) $2. blemish-free 6–7" long paste /8 oz $14.75 to stop eating. Potato-leaf plants produce large 1231-Green Grape 1–2 pound meaty fruits with few seeds.75 • ½ oz $27. Healthy plants Very little acid.75 • 1M seeds $19.300 seeds/oz.75 439-Federle 1 Beautiful.25 • 500 seed pack $10.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 • ½ oz $27. very A selection made from Thompson Seedless little cracking or blossom scars.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 • ½ oz $27. few seeds.75 • 1/8 oz $14. Unique grapeflavor. Oklahoma.75 • 250 seed pack $9. finest bi-colored tomato and one of our all±11. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Packet (50 seeds) $2. John Wyche.75 250 seed pack $7. Very few seeds. 75 days from transplant.50 / from transplant.25 440-German Pink One of the two original Bavarian varieties that ¼ oz $18. 80–90 days 1 8 oz $14. Dr. ±12. Smaller 30–36" plants.75 1M seeds $19.25 West Virginia.75 1 8 oz $14.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Smooth. Packet (50 seeds) $2. firm and smooth.75 • 500 seed pack $13.700 seeds/oz. He fertilized his terraced mountain-top gardens with elephant manure and scattered lion and tiger waste to keep out deer and rabbits. 250 seed pack $7. Sweet Pea Czech’s Bush Dr. Wyche used to own Cole Brothers Circus which overwintered in Hugo. crack. blemish-free. round 4–5 ounce fruits. tasted…a gourmet’s joy when sliced.5M $34. The sweetest tomato you ever and foliage.75 250 seed pack $7. 85 days from transplant. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 75–80 days from transplant. free and very good flavor.50 tomato. yellow. Productive plants.25 red fruits often exceeding one pound.75 sweet 1" fruits. Excellent full tomato flavor. Listed in Ben Quisenberry’s 1976 seed list as.¼ oz $24. Indeterminate.50 started SSE.75 • ½ oz $27.25 2.75 time favorites. The finest ±10.25 • 2. 1 8 oz $14. red fruits early in the season. Packet (50 seeds) $2. C ertified O rganiC . rich full flavor unlike most 430-Golden Sunray other banana pepper-shaped tomatoes. does well in humid areas.00 • ½ oz $33. Winner of the 2008 tomato 250 seed pack $7.700 seeds/oz. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 500 seed pack $13. Very meaty.25 • 1/8 oz $17. 1 8 oz $14.25 • 500 seed pack $10.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 18 oz $14.50 825-Gold Medal SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. 80– 250 seed pack $7. 80 days from transplant. extremely productive. Addictive.75 664-Giant Syrian Sent by SSE member Charlotte Mullens of 500 seed pack $12.75 • ½ oz $27. Another great tomato from Ben Quisenberry. Determinate. 90 days from transplant. pimpinellifolium) The best red currant tomato we can offer to gardeners. Excellent clean tomato flavor. Fruits up to one pound. ±2 9 . one of SSE’s earliest members.75 yellow tomato that we offer. blemish “Large. 70 days from transplant.25 • 500 seed pack $10.75 • ½ oz $27. spicy.400 seeds/oz. full-flavored. Wyche’s Yellow 1451(OG)-Earliana •58• Standard early variety developed by George Sparks of Salem. rarely Indeterminate. Wyche’s Yellow Earliana Eva Purple Ball Federle German Pink Giant Syrian 1230(OG)-Currant.75 250 seed pack $7.25 • ¼ oz $18. Indeterminate.25 • 500 seed pack $10. Excellent for canning. ±13.75 • 250 seed pack $8. each. Rugose.75 • ½ oz $27. bushy plants. excellent flavor.25 • ¼ oz $18.25 • 500 seed pack $10.50 / ±13.tOmatO Currant. Good flavor.000 seeds/oz.75 • ½ oz $27. Indeterminate.00 • 5M $49. Sweet Pea (L. Indeterminate. 85 days from transplant.” Our Indeterminate.25 500 seed pack $10. nice for containers and tight spaces.25 • 500 seed pack $10. New Jersey and introduced Ger man heirloom f rom the 1800s. Indeterminate. Fruits borne in trusses of 10–12 and do not drop off the vine. Very good flavor.75 tasting.75 90 days from transplant. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds)$2. Hard ±12. especially good for salsa. 85 days from transplant. clusters of fruit.800 seeds/oz.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 18 oz $14.5M $34.25 • ¼ oz $18.300 seeds/oz. Packet (25 seeds)$2.25 • 500 seed pack $10. Nice yields of deep pinkish. excellent Golden-yellow fruits are uniform and virtually for processing. 2 0 0 seeds/oz.700 seeds/oz. ±13. Heavy yields of one pound tomatoes. average 4–5 oz.00 • 5M $49. streaked red.seedsavers. freezing and like yellowish-green cherry tomatoes on slicing. 75–85 days from transplant.50 / Given to SSE by the late Dr. May need a small stake for support.25 Sent to Ben Quisenberry in 1976 by Milan Sodomka from Czechoslovakia.75 • 250 seed pack $7. Full sweet Grape by Thomas Wagner.75 250 seed pack $7. Great to use as a garnish. Stocky plants produce heavy yields of round 4–6 oz. Meaty and rich tasting for a yellow-orange tomato.50 / in 1900. Literally hundreds of fruits per plant.50 / 1387-Eva Purple Ball 428-Czech’s Bush 975-Dr. Indeterminate.75 250 seed pack $9.
Easy to peel. Indeterminate.75 250 seed pack $8.75 • ½ oz $27.a. adds good color to salads & salsa. ±15. Packet (50 seeds) $2.25 • 500 seed pack $10. Introduced in 1985 by Tater Mater Seeds.75 • 500 seed pack $13. Indeterminate. Heavy producer. 70–80 days from transplant.75 250 seed pack $7. Nice sweet flavor.75 • 250 seed pack $7. 70–80 days from transplant. Solid. Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 / 1232-Isis Candy Isis Candy 1481(OG) Hartman’s Yellow Gooseberry 826-Italian Heirloom Absolutely gorgeous slicing tomato. Plants are loaded with 1½" fruits on short trusses in double rows of 6–8. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 1 8 oz $14. few seeds and almost no cracking. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Bred by Thomas Wagner.S. First listed in 1988 by SSE member Ed Simon from Pennsylvania. M. Sweet juicy 4–6" flattened fruits about 1 pound each. one of the most productive varieties we have grown.k.75 • ½ oz $27. great for making sauces.75 1 8 oz $14.tOmatO Gold Medal Golden Sunray Green Sausage Green Zebra Hartman's Yellow Hillbilly Potato Leaf Hungarian Heart Italian Heirloom 1316-Green Sausage (a. One of our favorites for fresh eating. Indeterminate. beautiful elongated 4" fruits that are green with yellow stripes. Beautiful yellow fruits are streaked with red on the blossom end. Rich flavor is a complex blend of sweetness and fruitiness.75 250 seed pack $8.25 • ¼ oz $18.900 seeds/oz. canning and for making fresh roasted tomato sauce. Hartman and Daughters Seed Company.25 • 500 seed pack $10.25 1 8 oz $17. sweet zing y flavor. ±10.300 seeds/oz. C ertified O rganiC . firm fruits have a rich.50 / Hundreds of yellow cherry tomatoes per plant.25 • ¼ oz $18. Brought into the U. Productive short bushy plants do not require trellising.25 Huge pink oxheart. Plants are completely loaded with fruits weighing over a pound. very little waste. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 / 444-Hungarian Heart 443-Green Zebra Green 1½–2½" fruits with various shades of yellow to yellowish-green stripes. sweet flavor.00 • ½ oz $33. Ver y productive plants.org phone: 563-382-5990 •59• .25 • 2. Originally from the J.50 Gorgeous fruits are marbled with red.seedsavers. Sent to SSE 979-Hillbilly Potato Leaf Green Grape become a member—save 10% www. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Indeterminate. 85 days from transplant. huge heirloom from Italy.75 ½ oz $27. ±8 .75 • 500 seed pack $13. Sure to be a hit at farmers’ markets and valuable in the restaurant trade.25 • ¼ oz $24. ideal for slicing and canning.25 • ¼ oz $18. ±11.00 • ½ oz $33. 9 0 0 seeds/oz. in 1901 from a village about 20 miles from Budapest.25 18 oz $17.25 • ¼ oz $24. ±13. Determinate. sure to be a best seller at market. 75 days from transplant.500 seeds/oz.50 / in 1994 by SSE member Jerry Lee Bosner of Ohio.75 • 500 seed pack $12.75 250 seed pack $9. Very productive variety. Each fruit has a spectacular cat ’s eye starburst on the blossom end. Packet (50 seeds) $2.00 • 5M $49. Indeterminate. Excellent full tomato flavor. Indeterminate.75 • 250 seed pack $7.25 • ¼ oz $18.300 seeds/oz. ±11.5M $34.75 • 500 seed pack $12.300 seeds/oz.75 250 seed pack $9.75 1M seeds $19.75 18 oz $14.25 500 seed pack $10. 75–80 days from transplant. Green Sleeves) Truly unique.75 • ½ oz $27.50 / Beautiful. 85 days from transplant. 75–80 days from transplant.75 • 1/8 oz $14.
Extremely meaty and typically crack free. Packet (25 seeds) $2.5M $34. great 1237(OG)-Nyagous for salads or selling in pints. Produces fruits in clusters.±1 1 .5M $34.00 • 5M $49.25 • 500 seed pack $10.25 500 seed pack $10. Very heavy set of 2–3 ounce fruits perfectly suited for making sauce. The size of a Bartlett pear.50 incredible flash of rich tomato flavor. bred in Russia.75 • 1M seeds $19.75 250 seed pack $7.75 • 500 seed pack $13.25 New! 1380(OG) Mortgage Lifter (Halladay's) In a trial of 25 Mortgage Lifter types this Kentucky heirloom produced the best crops of 1-2 pound pink beefsteak fruits. Great full flavor.75 • 1/8 oz $14. Great for fresh eating and canning.75 500 seed pack $13.00 • 5M $49.25 1057-Kellogg’s Breakfast Obtained from Darrell Kellogg of Redford. Has a tendency to fall off the vine when fully ripe. Determinate.5M $34. Bright red.75 throughout the entire growing season. 60–70 days from transplant. 80–90 days from transplant. does quite well in the Midwest.75 clusters of up to six fruits. Certified OrganiC. 70–80 days from transplant.000 seeds/oz.75 • ½ oz $27. Michigan.75 1 8 oz $14. salsa and paste.Well-balanced flavor.5M $34.75 • ½ oz $27. free! Baseball-sized fruits are borne in C ertified O rganiC . great for canning.25 • 2.50 / 827-Jaune Flamme Originally from the Ben Quisenberry collection.5M $34.75 • ½ oz $27. smooth fruits with very good flavor.75 • 500 seed pack $13. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 250 seed pack $9.75 1M seeds $19.seedsavers.75 250 seed pack $9.00 • 5M $49.75 • 250 seed pack $9.25 • ¼ oz $18. Packet (50 seeds) $2. meaty. Certified OrganiC. Very adaptable variety. Packet (25 seeds)$2. few seeds and wonderful flavor.Indeterminate.00 • 5M $49.25 500 seed pack $10. 75 days from transplant. One of the best.25 2.k.75 • ½ oz $27.75 • 500 seed pack $13. Rugose. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 446(OG)-Moonglow Indeterminate.75 Winner of SSE’s 2007 Heirloom Tomato 1M seeds $19. Certified OrganiC. good yields. Great for markets. 250 seed pack $9.75 Excellent full flavor. Mild-flavored meaty productive paste tomato with pretty rugose (puckered) foliage.25 261-Nebraska Wedding Jaune Flamme John Baer Kellogg’s Breakfast Large Red Cherry Martino’s Roma •60• Mexico Midget Moonglow Nebraska Wedding SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. Flamme) Beautiful apricot-shaped heirloom from France. Large beefsteak-type fruits from 1–2 pounds.25 828-Large Red Cherry Tasting.75 259(OG)-Martino’s Roma 1435(OG)-John Baer From the Bonny Group of tomatoes.75 • 1/8 oz $14. A favorite for salads and fresh eating. 3 0 0 seeds/oz.25 • ¼ oz $18.50 Italian heirloom. Reliable producer of beautiful 3–4" round fruits with shiny orange skin and orange flesh. juic y and meat y and truly orange in color. Certified OrganiC.75 • 500 seed pack $13. Great for drying.75 • 250 seed pack$7. one of our all-time favorites.75 1 8 oz $14. Rich full flavor. 70–80 days from transplant. 80-90 days from transplant. but typically are less than 36" tall.75 250 seed pack $7.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 250 seed pack $9. Indeterminate.75 1 Hundreds of round ½" fruits give an /8 oz $14. 85-90 days from transplant. 80 days from transplant. retains deep orange color. Great old-fashioned tomato flavor. Solid C ertified O rganiC .25 the 1997 SSE Yearbook by Glenn Drowns. potato leaf. Indeterminate. Indeterminate.25 • 2. Indeterminate 70 days from transplant. Ver y productive. 75–80 days.50 The “ultimate love apple” according to Amy Goldman's colorful story in The Heirloom Tomato. Indeterminate. 250 seed pack $7.75 • ½ oz $27.75 • 250 seed pack $7. Medium-sized bright orange fruits. 80 days from transplant. Packet (25 seeds) $2. ±13.org fax: 563-382-6511 . 109(OG)-Mexico Midget Very prolific plants continue producing ±13. Packet (50 seeds) $2. very productive.25 • 500 seed pack $10. Great black tomato that is virtually blemishIndeterminate. Packet (25 seeds) $2.000 seeds/oz.Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 • 2.600 seeds/oz. ±13.25 • 500 seed pack $10. high yields of blemish free fruits.25 ¼ oz $18. Large 1½–2" cherry tomato. available on page 89. Indeterminate. Ben preferred this variety for canning whole. Introduced in 1M seeds $19..25 • 2.25 ¼ oz $18. Packet (50 seeds) $2.tOmatO 1460-Japanese Trifele Black One of the best black tomatoes.50 / (a. ±13.75 1M seeds $19. weighing 4–5 oz. Extremely productive plants. Extremely reliable variety for home or market.Packet (25 Seeds) $2. fruits borne in clusters and weigh 2–3 ounces. very meaty. rarely cracks. Excellent bitey flavor. Plants require staking. Delicious rich flavor.300 seeds/oz. heavy producer.75 orange meat.00 • 5M $49.a.
Packet (50 seeds)$2.75 250 seed pack $9. Indeterminate. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 / Heavy yields of 3–5 oz.75 • 500 seed pack $13. vigorous vines. meaty 10–24 oz.75 • 1M seeds $19. great flavor.00 • 5M $49. Great mild and sweet flavor. Great taste. Indeterminate. 80 days from transplant.25 • 2. Packet (50 seeds) $2. His seed originated in Scott County in southwest Virginia over 100 years ago. Excellent full flavor.75 500 seed pack $13.400 seeds/oz. C ertified O rganiC . 80 days. Very productive.25 • 500 seed pack $10.75 • 250 seed pack $7. Indeterminate.25 • ¼ oz $18. Indeterminate.tOmatO 447-Opalka Given to Carolyn Male by a Polish coworker.25 • ¼ oz $18. Very heavy yields of 1½" pearshaped tomatoes.5M $34.50 / 1483(OG)-Redfield Beauty Halladay's Mortgage Lifter 1452(OG)-Ponderosa Red Large. Fruits hold well on the vine.25 ¼ oz $18.25 1235(OG)-Red Fig 1453-Powers Heirloom Grown in American gardens since the 18th century. excellent fresh flavor. preserved tomatoes for winter use. beefsteak type fruits tend to be flat and fairly rough.900 seeds/oz.300 seeds/oz. 85–90 days from transplant. Indeterminate. Great for fresh eating but also used as a substitute for figs years ago by gardeners who would pack away crates of dried.25 Japanese Trifele Black Nyagous Opalka Plum Lemon Ponderosa Red Powers Heirloom Purple Russian Redfield Beauty Red Fig •61• become a member—save 10% www.75 • ½ oz $27. Phenomenal set of red 3" by 5" paste tomatoes.25 • 500 seed pack $10.75 • 250 seed pack $9.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 1 8 oz $14. Indeterminate.seedsavers. 72 days from transplant. Heirloom tomato selected from Livingston’s Beauty in 1885.25 • 2. Packet(25 seeds)$2. yellow paste tomatoes. tends to do better than most varieties in humid areas. ±15. ±11.50 / new 1234-Purple Russian 25-Plum Lemon Original stock of this variety came from Irma Henkel in the Ukraine.75 1M seeds $19.75 250 seed pack $7. 85 days from transplant.75 • ½ oz $27. Introduced to American gardeners in 1891. very productive plants.600 seeds/oz.75 1 8 oz $14.25 500 seed pack $10.75 250 seed pack $7. Very few seeds. Wispy. 3–4" flat pink fruits. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 1M seeds $19.00 • 5M $49. One of the best purplish-black tomatoes for markets since it rarely cracks. Similar to Amish Paste. Fruit is 3" long with pointed end. ±10.75 • 1/8 oz $14.5M $34. sweet refreshing flavor.25 • 500 seed pack $10. Certified OrganiC. great tomato for processing. sweet and meaty. Indiana.25 First offered in the 1990 SSE Yearbook by Bruce McAllister from Freedom. really resembles a lemon.75 • 500 seed pack $13. 85 days from transplant. Plumshaped fruits are 3–4" long and weigh 6 ounces.25 2. Vigorous. C ertified O rganiC . brought to Amsterdam.5M $34. Indeterminate. Meaty.75 1 8 oz $14. 80–90 days from transplant. ±11. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • ½ oz $27.50 Collected by Kent Whealy from an elderly seedsman at Moscow’s Bird Market during the August 1991 coup.75 • ½ oz $27.75 250 seed pack $7. New York around 1900.00 • 5M $49. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 250 seed pack $9.org phone: 563-382-5990 .
Potato-leaf 4' plants loaded with 2½" by 2" diameter fruits borne 1M seeds $19. large Packet (50 seeds) $2.5M $34. because Siberian is superior (a .5M $34. Egg-shaped 2–3" fruits.25 • ¼ oz $18.25 • 2. Indeterminate. Very productive. Top quality. Introduced through SSE in C ertified O rganiC . Not to be confused 448-Striped Cavern with Siberia.50 decorative variety that is a real eye-catcher.75 1M seeds $19. 4 0 0 seeds/oz.25 to stuff with cheese. sets of fruits.75 • 500 seed pack $13. ±9 .75 Abundant. great flavor. few Dwarf sprawling plants with very early seeds.25 flavor.75 1M seeds $19. dense and meaty.00 • 5M $49. Indeterminate.00 • 5M $49. great for canning. blocky thick-walled 8 ounce red 250 seed pack $9.00 • 5M $49. 1M seeds $19.75 • 500 seed pack $12. Heavy yields all season.50 / 1484(OG)-Sheboygan 263-Riesentraube Spectacular smooth iridescent yellow fruits that are 2" wide by 4" long.75 • ½ oz $27.50 / 1395(OG)-Rose Heirloom from the Amish in New Holland.75 250 seed pack $9.5M $34.100 seeds/oz. Indeterminate. Indeterminate. Does extremely well in hanging baskets or on 667-Stupice patios. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Excellent yields. Distinctive carrot-like silvery-gray foliage on Packet (50 seeds) $2. rivals Brandywine. 55–70 around 1900.25 • 500 seed pack $10. Indeterminate. great tomato taste. 80 days from transplant. Keeps 4 weeks when refrigerated.75 250 seed pack $8.00 • 5M $49.S. Meaty.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Potato-leaf plants.00 • 5M $49.25 980-Roman Candle Developed by SSE member John Swenson as a result of a stabilized cross of Antique Roman and Banana Legs.25 • 500 seed pack $10. 80 days from transplant.25 • 2.50 Grown since the early 1900s by Lithuanian immigrants in Sheboygan. dusty rose colored fruits.25 981(OG)-Speckled Roman •62• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.75 • 500 seed pack $13.25 • 2.75 globes up to one pound.75 • 250 seed pack $7. Large. C ertified O rganiC .00 • ½ oz $33. Ohio northern climates. Sweet outstanding ½ oz $27. 85–90 days.25 • ¼ oz $18. Male by a co-worker. Produces well in 125(OG)-Soldacki Polish heirloom.75 1 8 oz $14. Pink paste type fruits have excellent flavor and weigh 4–6 ounces. 75–80 days from transplant. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 58 days from transplant.5M $34.25 in clusters.a . Great for making salsa base or tomato sauce.75 1M seeds $19. Strong healthy plants with lots of leaf cover.800 seeds/oz. Indeterminate. ±19.75 fruits with yellow stripes.25 good strong flavor.700 seeds/oz.tOmatO Red Zebra Riesentraube Roman Candle Rose Sheboygan Siberian Silvery Fir Tree Soldacki 1317-Red Zebra Gorgeous 2½" fruits are fire-engine red overlaid with golden yellow stripes. Pennsylvania.seedsavers.25 1 8 oz $17. 80 days from transplant. Packet (25 seeds) $2. our favorite 1M seeds $19. stuffing tomato.75 1 8 oz $14. 85 days from transplant.75 • 500 seed pack $13. brought to Cleveland.75 250 seed pack $9. Round 1" fruit has a distinct nipple on the blossom end.75 1984 by Will Bonsall. Gorgeous 3" wide by 5" long fruits with jagged orange and yellow stripes.75 • 1/8 oz $14.75 • 500 seed pack $13.75 • ½ oz $27. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 80 29(OG)-Silvery Fir Tree days from transplant. Pinkish-red flat 500 seed pack $10. Wisconsin. Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 • 2. meaty. ±11.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 250 seed pack $9. Great taste.25 fruits. ±12.k . Very meaty with nice flavor. 500 seed pack $10. originally from the 250 seed pack $9. Great sweet flavor.75 Sodomka. Determinate. Heavy crops of round. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 250 seed pack $7.100 seeds/oz. extremely uniform strain. C ertified O rganiC .75 • 250 seed pack $7. Indeterminate.75 • 500 seed pack $13. 57–60 days. Determinate.25 • 2.5M $34.50 / European heirloom variety grown by Pennsylvania Dutch as early as 1856. by Milan 250 seed pack $9. Packet (50 seeds) $2. C ertified O rganiC .75 250 seed pack $7. Extremely early. One of the few pure-yellow banana-shaped fruits available to gardeners. To say that this variety is productive is an understatement.75 varieties sent to the U.75 Lowden Collection.5M $34. One of the four Czechoslovakian tomato C ertified O rganiC .75 • 500 seed pack $13. Name translates as “giant bunches of grapes. 75–80 days from transplant. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Indeterminate.75 slightly flattened 3–3½" red fruits. 1236(OG)-Siberian ideal for processing. Schimmeig Stoo) Beaut i f ul in all qualities. given to SSE member Carolyn days from transplant. Originated as a sport from John Swenson’s Speckled Roman. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Indeterminate. Bred by Thomas Wagner.25 • 2. ±14.00 • 5M $49.25 • ¼ oz $24. Good flavor.75 • 1/8 oz $14.25 • ¼ oz $18.25 compact 24" plants. ver y productive. C ertified O rganiC .” Produces tasty fruits in clusters of 20–40. Extremely ½ oz $27.
org phone: 563-382-5990 •63• . excellent flavor and good yields. Indeterminate. Flesh and gel remain green inside when ripe. 5–7 ounce. Extremely vigorous plant yields hundreds Indeterminate.5M $34.tOmatO Striped Cavern Stupice Tommy Toe Trophy new Trucker's Favorite Velvet Red Wapsipinicon Peach Wisconsin 55 1900s. C ertified O rganiC .75 1M seeds $19.k . originally introduced by Glecklers Seed Company in 1956.75 1M seeds $19.5M $34. Indeterminate. of 1" apricot-sized fruits. Winner of / SSE’s 2006 Heirloom Tomato Tasting.75 at the enormous price of $5.00 • 5M $49.75 250 seed pack $9. of Newport.75 1485(OG)-Trucker’s Favorite 500 seed pack $13. produces non. Indeterminate. 75-80 days from transplant. Good flavor and yields of 5–8 oz.75 favorite “peach” tomato.seedsavers. Unique. Rhode Island ±11. 1183(OG)-Trophy Introduced in 1870 by Colonel George Indeterminate.C ertified O rganiC . Walker at the University of tomato.75 in the Madison area. Excellent all-purpose tomato. great for mild flavor. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Waring.75 • ½ oz $27.50 $70.25 • 2.00 • 5M $49.25 Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 First introduced to gardeners in the early 2.25 • ¼ oz $18. nearly every American Wisconsin in the 1940s. Evergreen) A favorite of Ben Quisenberry.a. soils.00 • 5M $49.75 stop over an extended season. Jr. are ideal for slicing. 265-Tommy Toe Occasionally a non-silvery plant will appear.5M $34.25 • 500 seed pack $10. 70 days from transplant. Superb flavor. C.00 reward for the largest specimen Bred by J.75 • 1M seeds $19.75 • 1M seeds $19. 75 days from transplant. from Dennis 250 seed pack $7. E.25 434(OG)-Tasty Evergreen Speckled Roman Tasty Evergreen become a member—save 10% www. Sweet.75 • 500 seed pack $13.25 (a.900 seeds/oz.75 1 (in today’s dollars this would be roughly /8 oz $14. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 250 seed pack $9. very productive.00 • 5M $49. Heavy yields of 1" cherry tomatoes. Within a year. silvery-gray. 2. This is the best of strain of Trucker’s Favorite in SSE’s tomato collection.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 • ½ oz $27. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C .25 • 2. as one of the best home and market tomatoes Packet (25 seeds) $2. Indeterminate. remembered from transplant. 80 days 500 seed pack $13. 80 days fruits. dusty miller type foliage. Luscious and tender. named after the Wapsipinicon 1 8 oz $14. Packet (25 Seeds) $2.25 from transplant. Becoming hard to find. Does best in rich seed company was carrying Trophy.50 River in northeast Iowa. C ertified O rganiC . Medium-large fruits.75 • 250 seed pack $9. 80 days from transplant. Skin ripens from green to light yellow-brown. Uniform 3" fruits. excellent sweet flavor. yellow fruits.5M $34. strong sweet flavor. Packet (50 seeds) $2.000 seeds/oz.25 New! 1226(OG)-Velvet Red Winner of the 2009 Tomato Tasting at Heritage Farm.75 • 250 seed pack $9. round tomatoes canning.25 • 500 seed pack $10. 75 days from transplant.75 Schlicht.00 per packet 250 seed pack $7.00). Purchased by many in pursuit of 1059(OG)-Wisconsin 55 the $100. Sweet excellent flavor.75 • 500 seed pack $13. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Heavy producer of 2" peach-shaped fuzzy Indeterminate. Our ±13. hard to beat! Won an Australian 1058-Wapsipinicon Peach taste test w ith 100 other varieties. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C .
75 In the early 1900s Chelsea. Please call for more information. Today SSE member Marvin Kucera is the only person growing this melon in Chelsea.75 1238(OG)-Chelsea Citron. The result of a cross between Hawksbury and Dixie Queen made by Chris Christensen in 1950. crunchy. Extremely productive.75 • 250 seeds $13.85 1240-Citron.5M $61. Round 9" dark green fruits weigh 6–12 pounds. on all orders other than packets. C ertified O rganiC . This red-seeded variety of citron has been grown for centuries and used to make preserves and “sweetmeats” that are added to fruitcakes. this one must be handled with care and is only suited for home gardeners and local markets. Farmers would fill their horse-drawn “triple box” wagons in the field. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 • 2.org fax: 563-382-6511 . 85–90 days.50 • 2. thin ¼" rind. Marvin remembers at least 20 local sheds set up for melon sales. Will keep for several weeks once picked. but preserved by SSE for future generations. Does well in hot. white solid flesh is inedible raw. Certified OrganiC. Reliable crops. Packet (25 seeds) $2. The production field at Heritage Farm this summer was filled with fruits weighing 15–20 lbs. Reliable yields of 15–20 pound almost round fruits with jagged stripes.75 • 250 seeds $13. 90–100 days. Red Seeded Cream of Saskatchewan Golden Midget 1239-Chris Cross Moon & Stars (Cherokee) Moon & Stars (V Doren) an Moon & Stars (Yellow) A great family heirloom from Montrose. humid climates too. scarlet flesh. Thought to be lost.5M $61. where summer nights average 43° F. 70–75 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2.seedsavers. 90–100 days. Sweet. haul them to town and then sell the melons right from the wagons. members offer 108 varieties • Watermelon • 967(OG)-Blacktail Mountain Blacktail Mountain Chelsea Chris Cross Developed by SSE member Glenn Drowns when he lived in northern Idaho.00 1M $27.85 Not your typical watermelon. exceptional flavor. SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. cookies and puddings. sweet white flesh.00 1M $27. The sweet pink-fleshed melon with white seeds was served unrefrigerated to customers who sat on rough wooden benches. Iowa was famous for melons grown on the sandy hills north of town. juicy. With such a thin rind. black seeds. customers must sign and return a waiver before shipment. if you have any questions. Red Seeded Mountain Sweet Yellow Orangeglo Osh Kirgizia 778-Cream of Saskatchewan Picnic •64• Small Shining Light Sweet Siberian Round fruits up to 8–10" in diameter.watermelOn Due to concerns about Watermelon Fruit Blotch. 4–10 pounds. Pale-green skin with dark stripes. only larger quantities. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Iowa. This does not apply to packets of 25 seeds. The best fruits can be stored for up to a year and these should be the fruits that you save seed from for future planting.
50 1M $11. Medium-sized.50 become a member—save 10% www.75 • 250 seeds $6. just like the original Van Doren strain. well suited for shipping to market. gardeners by SSE in 1992.75 1M $13.75 • 1M $10.75 • 250 seeds $6. villosum (indigenous to Europe). Only Sweet Siberian and Kleckley Sweet still survive today. oblong melons weigh about 8–10 pounds.25 • 5M $21. Packet (25 seeds) $2. who called it Sunberry and lamented it being renamed Wonderberry by the dealer who purchased and introduced it. C ertified O rganiC .S. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Missouri.20 Like other varieties of icebox watermelons. black seeds. 65-80 days. juicy apricotcolored flesh.50 32-Small Shining Light 1045(OG)-Sunberry 454-Sweet Siberian 881-Mountain Sweet Yellow Eva l u ated by t h e New Ham p s h i re Agricultural Experiment Station in 1901 along with Green and Gold.00 • 1M $24.50 • 50M $132. Iowa) and Robinson Seed Co. Fruits are 18–24" long and weigh 10–16 pounds.50 • 2.00 1M $27.00 1M $27. Keep plants continuously well watered to achieve uniform.75 1108-Orangeglo 1107(OG)-Golden Midget Bred by Elwyn Meader and Albert Yaeger. 80–85 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2.35 Foliage and fruits are spotted with yellow. this is an excellent market variety. Early maturing variety that will ripen successfully in the middle territories of the former Soviet Union and also is well suited for northern U. 90–100 days. Nebraska) both offered it during the 1930s.seedsavers.00 Large 20–30 pound oblong fruits.50 1M $11. small brown seeds. Critics immediately claimed Burbank had simply reintroduced S.5M $55.75 • 250 seeds $13.5M $61. Packet (25 seeds) $2.org phone: 563-382-5990 •65• . The entire plant and fruits turn golden-yellow when ripe. Pennsylvania and New York.85 968(OG)-Moon & Stars (Yellow) 1242(OG)-Picnic 266(OG)-Moon & Stars (Van Doren) Nice 8-14 pound fruits with sweet red flesh and small black seeds.85 Members of the Seed Savers Exchange searched for almost a decade before Kent Whealy rediscovered this legendary watermelon on Merle Van Doren’s farm near Macon.00 • 2. The early history of Moon and Stars is unknown. Reliable yields at Heritage Farm.50 • 2. Foliage is also spotted.25 • 2.25 1M $20. Dark-yellow flesh and black seeds.75 • 250 seeds $13. no wholesale sources exist besides the seed SSE offers. elongated fruits.50 • 250M $562. Nice and sweet. Extremely early variety. Introduced to American gardeners by SSE in 1991.watermelOn a good “slow food” variety! Does well in cool northern climates.75 250 seeds $3.75 250 seeds $13.5M $34. Said by its admirers to rival and even surpass blueberries. Well adapted to the north.00 1M $15. C ertified O rganiC .5M $29. who obtained seed from the USDA. 20–35 pound fruits. Sunberry’s fruits are blue.” The fruits have sweet pink flesh and brown seeds. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 95 days. The product of a cross between New Hampshire Midget and Pumpkin Rind. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . ripening in just 70 days.60 • 2. 90–100 days.5M $24. Round 10–15 pound fruits have light-green skin with uniquely jagged dark green stripes. This is the yellow-fleshed strain of Mountain Sweet which was so popular in the 1840s in markets throughout New Jersey.5M $61. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Limited supply this season. Quite productive when grown at Heritage Farm. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 500 seed pack $4. 80–90 days. where it had been brought from Tennessee.00 • 2.50 • 2. Packet (25 Seeds) $2. Extremely sweet. Burbank said it was the result of many years of crossing of Solanum guinense (a species native to Africa) and S. slightly sweet and slightly larger than a pea. Henry Fields (Shenandoah.75 • 2. very dark green rind and sweet red flesh. 95 days. very sweet.00 1M $27.S. Packet (25 seeds) $2. (Waterloo. as a new plant. light green. Reintroduced several years ago by SSE member Glenn Drowns. Productive variety with sweet pink flesh. Garden Huckleberry. and introduced in 1959.75 • 2.5M $14. deep orange flesh that is crisp and flavorful. Long .85 new 1241-Moon & Stars (Cherokee) Russian variety introduced to U. Bred by Asgrow Seed Company in 1972.5M $26. Unique.50 • 2. C ertified O rganiC . nigrum. Very high sugar content. The medium-sized oval dark green fruits are covered with peasized bright yellow “stars” and usually one larger “moon. 95–100 days. 88–90 days.C ertified O rganiC . Fruits are 20–24" long and can weigh 10–16 pounds. Light green with jagged dark green stripes. Peacock type with more uniform flesh quality. Bright pink.5M $61. sweet flesh.00 Old traditional Russian variety with round 10–12" fruits. Brought to Saskatchewan by Russian immigrants. holds for several weeks after picking. Truly a historic variety. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 250 seeds $13. at 6-10 pounds these fruits are ideal for small families and fit easily into a refrigerator. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Excellent producer at Heritage Farm and always one of our favorites. Salmon-pink flesh is pleasantly sweet. Resistant to fusarium wilt.75 268-Osh Kirgizia New! 1500(OG)-Petite Yellow Petite Yellow Foliage and fruits are spotted with yellow.75 • 2.75 1M $16. just like the original Van Doren strain.50 (Solanum Burbankii) Bred in the early 1900s by Luther Burbank. Extremely durable rind.75 • 250 seeds $8.5M $45. Great little icebox melon.5M $36. 90–100 days. 80–85 days. although a relatively recent introduction. Ruby Gold and Kleckley Sweet.75 1M $7.75 • 250 seeds $6. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 This is truly one of the jewels in SSE’s watermelon collection. black seeds. but have yellow flesh and white seeds.00 10M $31.25 • 2.75 • 250 seeds $9. gardens and high altitudes.5M $26. Jones’ Jumbo. Aromatic fruits have sweet bright yellow flesh with small seeds. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .75 • 250 seeds $6.
Packet (100 seeds) $2.000 seeds $4. Packet (250 seeds) $2. aromatic and colorful in fall.75 1. Burn’s Lemon (O. Cinnamon (Ocimum basilicum) Cinnamon-scented.50 • 10M $17. our best seller.a.75 1. minimum) Referred to as “Greek Basil. which are great for floating in cool drinks at summer parties. Sweet.seedsavers. Hardy perennial in zones 5-9. with small green leaves. thin leaves.000 seeds $5.75 271(OG)-Basil. Lettuce Leaf 270(OG)-Basil. white flowers. Very droughtfor adding color to basil vinegars. Large Leaved Italian) Classic basil described in Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden (1885). Large crumpled fluted lettuce-like leaves that are 3–4" long. Beautiful purplish bracts.75 811(OG)-Chamomile. all purple Italian strain. that first appeared in the Grocers’ Company of London. Annual. First grown red stems. German 829-Basil.75 • 1. C ertified O rganiC . Intense citrus aroma.25 • 10M $12. Purple Dark Opal (O.25 • 10M $12. Citrusflavored leaves can be minced and added to fruit and used for jellies. Burn’s Lemon •66• Purple Dark Opal Thai Basil Bee Balm SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.000 seeds $4. dries nicely. The leaves are covered with stiff white hairs and appear to be almost wooly.75 • 1.000 seeds $5. Extremely uniform strain. spic y flavor is great when matched with fruit. in zones 3–4. This is the variety of choice for pesto. Thai (Matricaria recutita) Native to Europe. 24–30" tall.000 seeds $4. Ideal for pots or as borders in gardens. Wonderful strong licorice flavor. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Bushy plants basil.herbs • Herbs • members offer 200 varieties (Pimpinella anisum) One of the oldest known spices in England. Stems tall with endless masses of 1" attractive daisyand blossoms are purple. Mrs. Annual. attractive 24" plants have purple-red stalks.000 seeds $4.25 • 5M $7.75 273-Basil.75 Packet (250 seeds) $2. Globe (Borago officinalis) Beautiful blue starshaped flowers hang in clusters.75 1. basilicum) (a.25 • 10M $12. Annual. harvest seeds when dry.25 • 10M $12.” Beautiful lilac flowers with dark and a mild sedative for humans.75 272(OG)-Basil. Annual. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies.50 • 10M $17. Added to bread and sausage in Italy for centuries. or spread 2–3' when mature. Bees love the abundant bright flowers. Genovese (O.25 • 10M $12. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . Packet (250 seeds) $2. very good for pot like flowers.000 seeds $4.25 • 5M $7.75 Anise Cinnamon Basil Globe Basil Lettuce Leaf Basil Mrs.75 • 1. pinkish flowers and glossy dark green leaves.75 809-Basil.000 seeds $4.75 5M $12. Annual.25 • 5M $7. spectacular as a garnish.25 • 10M $12. Packet (250 seeds) $2.000 seeds $4. Extremely tolerant once plants are established. Perennial uniform.25 • 10M $12. Attractive plants are medieval England. Fragrant plants grow 18–24".75 1.000 seeds $4.25 • 10M $12.000 seeds $4. basilicum) Spicy anise-clove scent and Africa and Asia.25 • 10M $12.50 1. (O. Sturdy 18–24" plants.50 810-Bee Balm or Lemon Mint 1243(OG)-Chives (Monarda citriodora) Used by Native (Allium schoenoprasum) Great ornamental 457-Borage Americans to brew a tea. in salads. C ertified O rganiC . Annual. Packet (250 seeds) $2.k. Excellent contrast with green in America in the late 1700s. Very easy to grow. Annual. similar to dill in habit. C ertified O rganiC .25 5M $7. C ertified O rganiC . Annual.75 274(OG)-Basil. Annual. Most commonly used in Thai or fragrance and was a popular strewing herb in Vietnamese cooking. Annual.25 • 10M $12. popular for vinegars and seafood dishes. neat habit.75 Packet (250 seeds) $2. Intense sweet basil scent with spicy flavor. Chamomile has a very nice flavor.75 1.25 5M $7. Excellent bee forage plant. slow to go to seed. Graceful plants are 12–20" 12–18" tall with medium-green leaves.” Forms a perfect 12–18" globe bush with very small. C ertified O rganiC . The finest strain of lemon basil available. Plants grow 2–3' tall and self-sow. Plants are 12–18" tall.75 1. culture. replaced black tea during the Boston Tea Party.75 269-Anise (O. Packet (100 seeds) $2.000 seeds $4. Packet (250 seeds) $2.org fax: 563-382-6511 . americanum) Heirloom strain from New Mexico.75 1.75 5M $12.25 • 5M $7.75 (O. basilicum) The classic large-leaved Italian sweet basil prized for its spicy flavor and wonderful aroma.25 • 5M $7.25 • 5M $7.25 • 5M $7. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 1. Packet (250 seeds) $2. basilicum) Most likely the same basil 459(OG)-Catnip Vilmorin referred to in 1885 as “Large Purple (Nepeta cataria) Euphoric effect for cats Sweet Basil.25 • 5M $7.
25 • 10M $12. C ertified O rganiC .000 seeds $4.75 275(OG)-Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) No Mexican meal is complete without fresh cilantro.25 5M $7. Seeds are used as a flavoring in soups. slow bolting strain.75 • 5M $12.75 1.75 1. Perennial in zones 3–9. Self-seeding annual. lacy foliage with a bronze cast. Abundant long-lasting foliage. Packet (250 seeds) $2.25 • 10M $12.k.seedsavers.000 seeds $4.25 • 5M $7.25 • 10M $12. Beautiful. Selfseeding annual. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Iowa since 1920 by Katherine Einck’s family (Diane OttWhealy’s grandmother). instead it is used as a garnish or added to salads. A low-growing plant. summer and fall. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C .75 1244(OG)-Chives.25 5M $7. curry powder. Permanently maintained at Heritage Farm. 50–55 days to first leaf harvest.25 • 10M $12. excess freezes well. pastries. Feathery dill-like leaves. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Grandma Einck’s (Anethum graveolens) Iowa heirloom grown near Festina. Roman Coriander) Grown for its aromatic black seeds that 277(OG)-Dill.75 • 1.25 • 10M $12.75 (Foeniculum vulgare) Attractive plants grow 3–4' tall.75 462-Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) Native to Egypt.75 • 1. Broad overlapping leaf bases form large bulb-like enlargements at base of the stem. Garlic (Allium tuberosum) Nice mild garlic-flavored flattened leaves. too. Good ornamental value. star-shaped flower clusters are a pleasant surprise in late August. Germination is erratic. great for canning or fresh use. Packet (100 seeds) $2. A nice ornamental. and still being used in the manufacturing of some liqueurs.50 • 10M $17. Plants grow to 3' tall.herbs herb for fresh eating or cooking.a.000 seeds $4. so please be patient. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . Annual. white. Celery-like stalks need a steady supply of consistent watering and have mild licorice flavor. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . Plant resembles dill in appearance. Smokey or Bronze 1245-Black Cumin Grandma Einck’s Dill Borage Catnip German Chamomile Chives Cilantro Cumin Black Cumin Florence Fennel •67• become a member—save 10% www.75 (Nigella sativa) (a. 90–120 days for seed.org phone: 563-382-5990 . seldom exceeds 4–6" high. Annual. Plants will self seed.25 5M $7.000 seeds $4. Florence (Foeniculum vulgare) Called Finnocchio in Italy.75 • 1. Packet (250 seeds) $2. The fresh leaves are called Cilantro and the seeds are used as a spice called Coriander.75 5M $10.50 are ground and used like pepper. Tender perennial grown as an annual.25 5M $7. stews.000 seeds $5. Feathery plants have bluish-white flowers that are followed by inflated ornamental pods. Nice. Perennial in zones 4–8. Dead-head spent flowers for an extended blooming period. Packet (250 seeds) $2. C ertified O rganiC .000 seeds $5. We like to make successive sowings to ensure a continuous supply all spring. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 1. Large fragrant heads.000 seeds $4.75 • 1.25 • 10M $16.75 325(OG)-Fennel. Tender perennial grown as an annual.75 Sweet Genovese Basil 830-Fennel. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Does not form an edible bulb like Florence Fennel.
Plants grow 12–20" tall. Perennial in zones 3–7.25 • 10M $12. Still used extensively in preparing soups and salads.75 • 1. Perennial in zones 4–9.000 seeds $8.75 1. butterflies and hummingbirds.000 seeds $9.000 seeds $5.75 • 1.75 • 1. Packet (250 seeds) $2. soups. 2" daisies above fern-like foliage. Cut off stalks when blossoms fade for a second bloom in late summer.50 (Melissa officinalis) Strong lemon-scented leaves are used for making tea.75 • 1.herbs 1246-Golden Marguerite or (Anthemis tinctoria) Easy-to-grow bushy plants covered with crisp.50 (Lavandula angustifolia) Essential herb.75 5M $12.50 • 10M $57. Hidcote Blue (Lavandula angustifolia) Very compact silver-grey foliage with dark blue flowers. Attracts bees.75 5M $12. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C .25 • 5M $20. a favorite of French King Charles V in the 14th century. Used by settlers to bandage wounds because leaves are absorbent.50 464(OG)-Lemon Balm Spearmint St.000 seeds $4.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Grows 18–24" tall. with greenish-yellow flowers.75 1. Plants grow 10–12" tall. Plants grow 18–24" and can be divided in the Spring.75 1. Perennial in zones 5–9.75 (Hyssopus officinalis) Used as early as the 7th century to improve the smell of kitchens and hospitals.50 • 10M $62.75 Dyer’s Chamomile “Kelway’s” 815-Hyssop Golden Marguerite Hyssop Lamb’s Ears 460-Lamb’s Ears Greek Oregano Giant Parsley Triple Curled Parsley (Stachys lanata) Beautiful silvery-grey felt-like foliage and tiny purplish flowers. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Essential oil used in perfumes.25 • 10M $12. liqueurs and stews.25 5M $7. Packet (250 seeds) $2.50 • 10M $17. A favorite in Heritage Farm’s perennial border. True or English Rosemary Russian Tarragon Sage 1248-Lavender. Perennial in zones 3–8. Hyssop leaves are used to flavor salads. Perennial in zones 4–9. Highly valued for cutting and drying and for the aromatic fragrance and essential oils it produces.seedsavers. grey-green foliage in clusters with short spikes of violet-blue flowers. Packet (250 seeds) $2.50 816-Lovage “Magnus” SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.50 1247-Lavender. Fragrant plants. Said to have a calming effect on children and also is soothing for upset stomachs. Long-lasting cut flower.75 5M $39. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 5M $34.000 seeds $4.000 seeds $5. John’s Wort Sweet Mace Sweet Marjoram •68• Thyme Wormwood (Levisticum officinale) Extremely uniform selection of Lovage.000 seeds $5. great ornamental border plant.50 • 10M $17. Plants grow 18–24". Great for plant sales. clean. The leaves.25 • 5M $7. Perennial in zones 4–9. goldenyellow. Perennial in zones 5–9. Extremely uniform strain.25 • 10M $32. Packet (250 seeds) $2. stems and seeds of the lovage plant taste like celery. Packet (100 seeds) $2.
Perennial in zones 8–10. High in vitamins and minerals.herbs 1249-Oregano.000 seeds $4.000 seeds $4.50 • 10M $150. Used extensively in fish and poultry dishes.seedsavers. claimed to be better and sharper than true oregano.75 1.000 seeds $4. Productive.25 • 5M $7. Biennial in zones 6–9.25 • 10M $12.75 5M $12. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 1. Shrubby plant with yellow flowers. toothed leaves are used extensively as garnishes and in the food industry for flavoring in candies and toothpaste.75 279(OG)-Parsley.000 seeds $4.50 • 10M $17. sunny areas.50 • 500 seeds $24.75 1250-Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Attractive evergreen shrub with grey-green pinnate leaves. The FDA has approved its use as a dietary supplement.000 seeds $5.50 • 1M $38. Packet (250 seeds) $2. small white flowers. C ertified O rganiC . extremely low in calories (A r te mi s ia abs inthium) L eaves are successfully used to ward off insects and to stimulate the appetite and digestion.25 5M $7.25 • 5M $7.25 • 10M $12. Attractive 12–24" plants. with small yellow flowers.50 (Hypericum perforatum) Highly esteemed medicinal herb since ancient times.25 • 10M $12.50 • 10M $17.75 1.000 seeds $4. Pungent bitter leaves are used sparingly in salads and oriental dishes.25 5M $7. delicious. Packet (250 seeds) $2. C ertified O rganiC .75 • 1. Used in Japan since the 1970s when the safety of artificial sweeteners came into question. grown as an annual in the North.75 1255-Tarragon.00 (Ruta graveolens) Small grey-green leaves in clusters.75 • 1.75 Stevia become a member—save 10% www. Prized by Italian cooks. Similar to oregano.25 • 10M $12.000 seeds $4. Perennial in zones 4–10.75 (Thymus vulgaris) One of the most versatile herbs used in cooking and can be used to season any meat or vegetable.50 • 10M $17. well-drained. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Greek (Origanum heracleoticum) Essential garden herb. cheese and bean dishes. Perennial in zones 4–9. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 5M $12. C ertified O rganiC .50 (Artemisia dracunculus) Prized for its sweet.75 • 5M $12. some even make a pesto from it! Thrives in warm.75 1. Great for pots. Attractive grey-green woody/shrubby plant with beautiful mauve flowers. Should be protected when temperatures fall below 50 degrees F. anise-flavored leaves.75 5M $12. Packet (250 seeds) $2. 68–75 days. Perennial in zones 4–8.50 and all natural. Perennial in zones 5-8.75 • 1. but hard to beat fresh. Attractive shrubby plants with greygreen fine foliage and numerous yellow flowers in spires. Holds for a long time at harvesting stage even in warm weather. Packet (250 seeds) $2.25 • 10M $12. Light green. pungent flavor.000 seeds $4. Fast growing uniform strain.25 • 5M $7. Russian 1252-Sage.75 100 seeds $7. oval. Attractive specimen plants. Plants grow 12–24" tall. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Biennial in zones 6–9. grown as an annual. hortensis) Closely curled dark green leaves. Perennial in zones 5–10. depending upon your climate. Perennial in zones 3–8. glossy leaves with small anise-scented orange flowers. grown as an annual in the North.000 seeds $4. grown as an annual. Currently in high demand for its antidepressant qualities. Good for laying on the grill and flavoring meat with its smoke.25 • 5M $93. Excellent with chocolate.25 • 10M $12. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Stevia extracts are 200–300 times sweeter than sugar. Triple Curled (P.50 820-Thyme 1256-Wormwood 982-Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) Nature’s sweet secret.25 • 5M $7. The darling of many renowned Southwestern chefs.75 1.50 1254-Sweet Mace (Tagetes lucida) Beautiful.000 seeds $5.75 (Salvia officinalis) Classic culinary herb for flavoring meat. Packet (250 seeds) $2. John’s Wort 280(OG)-Parsley.25 • 5M $7.75 1.50 • 10M $17. Green Culinary Rue 1253-Spearmint (Mentha spp) Dark-green. freezes and dries well.75 • 1. pointed leaves that are slightly wavy at the edges. Perennial in zones 8–11.25 • 10M $12.75 1. Classic herb has a spicy flavor used extensively to season meats and vegetables.000 seeds $4.org phone: 563-382-5990 •69• .000 seeds $5. Perennial in zones 3–8.25 • 10M $12.75 • 1. but noticeably sweeter. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Perennial in zones 4–9.25 5M $7. Giant from Italy 832-St.75 (Petroselinum crispum) Large bushy plants produce a continuous supply of large flat leaves with strong parsley flavor. Grows to 12–16" tall and flowers early.75 or Spanish Tarragon True Lavender 465(OG)-Sweet Marjoram 1251-Rue (Origanum majorana) Highly esteemed for a variety of seasoning needs.75 • 1. Perennial in zones 6–8. Plants grow 16–24" tall with a sprawling habit. Sub-tropical plant grown as an annual or perennial to zone 11. 85–90 days.000 seeds $5.
but mentioned even earlier by 1. Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 • 5M $18.75 ginger-colored spikes.75 833-Radio Calendula Extremely easy to grow and dries well.5M $8.25 • 5M $12.75 • 1. Packet (500 seeds) $2. rose. A favorite at Heritage Farm. 30" (Amaranthus cruentus) Impressive upright mixture with a full range of colors and tall.000 seeds $4.seedsavers.75 growing in an Amish garden near Arthur.75 crimson. Plants will bloom throughout the growing season. This Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 “Matsumoto Mixture” pastels.75 South. Self-seeding biennial. 6–9' tall. We cannot imagine not growing (Alcea rosea) This classic variety has graced (Calendula officinalis) Spectacularly this variety each season.000 seeds $5.000 seeds $4. unusual. hardy annual in the North. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Suitable for pots.75 but will have a hint of red in the bright sun. Hardy John Parkinson in 1629. grows 2–3' tall.75 • 5M $14.” Appears black on overcast days. sturdy plants.75 blackblood. 12" tall. for pots. 2. apricot. have been cultivated by Thomas Jefferson first year in more moderate.00 blooms of white.000 seeds $6.25 • 2. scarlet. Self-seeding. blue. (Amaranthus caudatus) Recorded in South referred to as Pot Marigold for centuries.25 • 2. Hardy perennial. borders or mass plantings. climates.5M $11. pinkish-red.25 • 5M $12. great for 1.25 • 2. who described this 331-Snapdragon Mixture single hollyhock as being “of a darke red like (Antirrhinum majus) Rainbow mix of colors annual. pink tipped with white. 5–6' tall. Beautiful a cereal and in ancient religious ceremonies.50 • 5M $13. This European magenta and burgundy.5M $7. Years ago. great for cut flowers or displays. Colors include: Striped corn for a show-stopping display. Packet (500 seeds) $2. white. 24–26" tall. hardy annual.25 America before the 16th century.000 seeds $4. and other inf lammator y problems.25 Well maintained strain with all blue flowers. Blooms and plants 1. almost the complete spectrum of 1. excellent as a cut bicolors. Self-seeding (Celosia cristata) Native to the tropics and contrast. Packet (100 seeds) $2. on tall.75 variety was given to SSE by longtime members Orral and Joan Craig who discovered it 2. Grown for use as 1930s and is now quite hard to find.75 flowers just 4 months after sowing. Well suited plants an ornamental and graceful appearance. Wide annual.75 1.75 flower. Beautiful as long-lasting 834(OG)-Amish Cockscomb Plant next to a white fence for a spectacular cut flowers.25 • 2.5M $12.flOwers referred to as Inca Wheat.000 seeds $4.75 century. and yellow.5M $7.75 • 1. Used fresh or dried. (Pictured tall. often Radio was introduced to gardeners in the 2. blush.75 violet striped.5M $7. long-seasoned Packet (250 seeds) $2.25 • 5M $12.000 seeds $4. 2. 20–24" tall.5M $7. Monticello. Packet (250 seeds) $2.035 varieties Summer Pastels Yarrow Nigra Hollyhock Outhouse Hollyhock Love-Lies-Bleeding Hot Biscuits Amaranth •70• Snapdragon Mixture Calendula Mixture Radio Calendula SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.25 (Achillea millefolium) This amazing perennial with purple Verbena bonariensis). pink. Europe in the 17th century and known to Blooms the second year in the North or Self-seeding hardy annual. orange flowers have quill-like petals. refined native has been used for thousands of 780-Blue Boy Bachelor’s Buttons ladies just looked for the hollyhocks and years in creams to soothe irritated skin (Centaurea cyanus) Brought to America from didn’t have to ask where the outhouse was. Single in many shapes and colors. Certified OrganiC. 18–24" 1257-Summer Pastels Yarrow Great for long-lasting displays. light blue.5M $8. light pink.75 • 1. 4 ' tall.25 • 5M $12. 292-Love-Lies-Bleeding (Calendula officinalis) Calendulas have been Self-seeding hardy annual.75 • Flowers • members offer 1. Try mixing with Japonica Heat and disease tolerant. Tender 2. 18–20" tall.75 • 1.5M $17. Packet (500 seeds) $2.75 1260-Chinese Aster color range.50 • 5M $20.25 • 5M $12. outbuildings on Iowa farmsteads for over a colorful and diverse mixture of varieties C ertified O rganiC . 54(OG)-Outhouse Hollyhock 1066-Calendula Mixture Illinois. salmon.25 • 2. Packet (250 seeds) $2.50 in his gardens at Monticello. European native.org fax: 563-382-6511 . perennial in the introduced to Europe in the 1570s. 1064-Nigra Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) Grown by Thomas Jefferson at Tender annual. tolerate a light frost.5M $7.000 seeds $5. blue tipped with white. 1258-Hot Biscuits (Callistephus chinensis) Superb semi-double containers or borders. 3–4' tall. Self-seeding biennial. Annual. red. Packet (250 seeds) $2.000 seeds $8. Blooms Long rope-like red seed-bearing trusses give from early summer until frost.75 • 1.75 • 5M $28.000 seeds $4.
Packet (250 seeds) $2. most likely originating in India. Self-seeding hardy annual.75 shaker gourds. C ertified O rganiC .25 • 2.75 • 250 seeds $16.25 • 2.5M $7.75 1M $54.25 2. Half-hardy annual.org phone: 563-382-5990 . stems are great for cutting. Half-hardy annual. Multiple tendrils grasp easily to rough surfaces like stone walls or a trellis.flOwers 1322-Mixed Bachelor’s Buttons 1417(OG)-Job’s Tears (Centaurea cyanus) For those who cannot (Coix lacryma-jobi) Used for beads since at stand to just have one color of Bachelor’s least 2. middle. rich soil.25 • 5M $12. long of food. Hardy annual. Used grows 2–3' tall.75 • 1. Can also be grown in large pots.5M $16.75 • 250 seeds $16. half-hardy annual.25 • 5M $12.75 • 5M $175.000 seeds $8. Rare.5M $7. great for mature.5M $7. 30–36" tall. Annual. 2' tall bushy plants. A real eyecatcher in any garden. Once an important source Button! Extensive range of colors. The thorny stems resemble those of a rose bush.seedsavers. Flowers are followed by narrow 4–5" intriguing seedpods which resemble spider legs. 12" vining plants. Half-hardy annual.000 seeds $4.25 • 2. Self-seeding.75 Sea Shells Mixture 1261-Cup and Saucer Vine (Convolvulus tricolor) Beautiful free-flowering mixture.25 • 2. Packet (10 seeds) $2.000 B. white flowered variety. white. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 1. remarkably showy blossoms are open all day. Referred to for centuries as Dwarf Morning Glory. Plants will When the polished grain-like seeds are bloom throughout the season. 1065-Spider Flower Mixture Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 2.50 Cup and Saucer Vine Chinese Aster Amish Cockscomb Blue Boy Mixed Bachelor’s Buttons Spider Flower Mixture Job’s Tears Giant Exhibition Ensign Mixture •71• become a member—save 10% www. bell-shaped flowers on vines up to 20'. Extremely low maintenance. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Extremely handsome flowers often planted in beds or mixed in borders.5M $101.50 • 5M $26.75 for making rosaries and for musical African 1. Extremely large leaved variety in a complete range of colors. literally nature’s perfect bead.000 seeds $4. red and white.75 302-Ensign Mixture 1327-Sea Shells Mixture (Cosmos bipinnatus) Exotic tubular flowers in shades of pink.75 1M $54. Packet (10 seeds) $2.000 seeds $4.00 (Cleome hassleriana) Cleome or Spider Flower was introduced from the West Indies to England in 1817. Captivating flower that has inspired many artists.75 1. 3–4' tall.75 1323-Helen Campbell (white) 1324-Cherry Queen (rose) 1325-Pink Queen (pink) 1326-Violet Queen (purple) 1489-Giant Exhibition (Coleus blumei) Known for centuries as Painted Nettle. Prolific grain-like plants. Plants prefer sunny areas and a nice light. there is a perfect hole through the mass plantings.75 (Cobaea scandens) This large climbing annual produces large.5M $101. 4–5' tall. Excellent mixture. Packet (250 seeds) $2.25 • 5M $12. Extremely easy to grow from seed.C.
5M $78. ball-shaped.75 1330-Platinum Blue 128(OG)-Giant Spotted Foxglove 1264-Firmament (Echinops ritro) Handsome plants have silvery stems and a mound of foliage.000 seeds $20. Great cut flower. Half-hardy annual. Perennial. 14–16" tall. Billy Button) A perennial that is native to New Zealand.25 836-Amado Coneflower 1269-Rainbow Loveliness 1328-Drumstick (Craspedia globosa) (a. Packet (10 seeds) $2. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Perennial. 2–3' tall bushy plants.flOwers Sensation Mixture Diablo Drumstick Firmament Bishop’s Children Rainbow Loveliness Ruby Moon Amado Coneflower (Cosmos bipinnatus) One of the earliest blooming cosmos mixtures which gives northern gardeners a great new choice for their gardens.25 • 2. Long sturdy stems.5M $16. lilac.000 seeds $4. Half-hardy annual.75 1. Brilliant 1" yellow spheres are striking in the garden or in fresh or dried bouquets. A great choice for mixing into borders or mass plantings. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Straight stems with beautiful. C ertified O rganiC .a Chinese ForgetMe-Not or Hound’s Tongue) Masses of small star-shaped powdery-blue blooms contrast nicely on deep grey-green foliage.75 837-Sensation Mixture Ernst Benary and received an AAS in 1939.25 250 seeds $36. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Bishop’s Children is a seed-grown descendant of Bishop of Llandaff dahlia.5M $40.50 (Dolichos lablab) Striking dark violet colored stems.75 474-Ruby Moon Hyacinth Bean 1069-Bishop’s Children 788-Diablo Cosmos (Dahlia variabilis) Although dahlias were discovered in the 16th century by Spanish conquistadores.25 • 2.75 • 100 seeds $5. midblue flower heads. who was the leader of a Russian •72• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. edging beds/borders and containers.5M $7.75 • 100 seeds $18. introduced into English horticulture late in the 18th century.25 • 5M $12. A good cut flower and an eye-catching addition to borders.75 • 1. impressive dark foliage.seedsavers. We do not recommend growing for food. not until 1872 was a box of tubers sent to Europe. Half-hardy annual. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Packet (500 seeds) $2. Good for cut flowers.000 seeds $5.75 • 1. and lasts up to a week when cut for arrangements. A classic for cut flower arrangements and unmistakable when grown in the perennial border or as specimen plants in any garden.25 2. Australia and Tasmania. white and carmine.50 (Digitalis purpurea) Popular cottage garden flower from England. Flowers first year from seed.75 • 1M $37.75 • 1.75 1. 3' tall plants.75 1. but rather as an ornamental. 12–15" tall. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Very nice when mixed in garden borders or with plantings of purple coneflowers. seeds and foliage are all poisonous. Striking mix of rich colors. AAS winner in 1936. Native to Mexico. Johann Friedrich Eschscholtz. Vines can grow 10–15' if given support. Perennial.25 • 5M $41. Packet (250 seeds) $2.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Plants. Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 • 5M $12.75 1. 3–4' tall.5M $7. This scarlet strain is beautiful when planted in a random pattern.75 250 seeds $11.5M $7. Packet (25 seeds)$2.50 2.000 seeds $4. Superior large-flowered strain with spotted white and pink bells along 5–6' stalks. Plants thrive in sun and well drained soil. leaf veins and pods with beautiful lilac-colored blossoms extending above the foliage on long straight stems.75 • 5M $65. Excellent for pack sales.25 • 5M $72. AAS winner in 1974.75 • 2.75 1.75 • 1M $117. Introduced by the German company (Dianthus hybridus) A greatly improved form of this garden classic. 2–3' tall. Grown as a half-hardy annual in the North. Large.a.25 • 5M $125. The entire plant is purple! Seed pods and beans are poisonous at certain stages! In Asia and Africa.25 • 5M $12.50 (Echinacea purpurea) Beautiful 4" flower with a center cone that is tipped with green and gold.25 • 5M $12. Grows well in light. 28–36" tall. Blooms in July and August. hyacinth beans are grown for food and can be eaten if prepared properly.000 seeds $39.k. Heavenly fragrant fringed flowers in mixed colors of pink.75 (Cosmos sulphureus) Diablo in Spanish translates as the Devil. 4–5' tall.5M $7.5M $45.000 seeds $4. Blooms the first season if sown early. Hardy annual.50 2. sturdy plants have beautiful ferny foliage and a wide mixture of colors. Half-hardy annual. dry soils. Hard to find.25 • 2. Thrives in poor soil with minimal care.k. introduced in 1927.00 986-California Poppy Mixture (Eschscholzia californica) First noted on the Pacific coast by Dr. please use caution! Biennial.25 (Cynoglossum amabile) (a.000 seeds $22. Frequently v isited by hummingbird moths.000 seeds $4.25 • 2.
00 1274-White Cypress Vine 784-Moonflower (Ipomoea noctiflora) Beautiful 5–6" blossoms are closed all day until sunset when the flowers open. Packet (1. Packet (100 seeds) $2. but thrives almost anywhere.seedsavers. Officially designated the state flower of California on December 12.25 • 5M $12. perennial in milder areas.5M $35. 12–16" tall. Iowa.000 seeds $5.000 seeds $4. Plants will climb 15' or more. Annual in the North.5M $7.75 • 1.75 (Ipomoea multifida) Grown since the 1800s.00 Frequently visited by night pollinators. Irresistible to hummingbirds.50 50-Grandpa Ott’s (Ipomoea purpurea) One of the original Bavarian varieties that started SSE.flOwers Platinum Blue Globe Amaranth Strawflower Mixture Cardinal Climber Moonflower Grandpa Ott’s Sunrise Serenade White Cypress Vine expedition in 1815. Best sown in place.75 • 5M $57. 1890. 24–30" tall.50 • 5M $13.000 seeds $17.50 10M $10.org phone: 563-382-5990 •73• .50 • 5M $13.75 • 1.75 • 1.000 seeds$85.75 California Poppy Mixture 1072-Strawflower Mixture (Helichrysum bracteatum) Australian native that was introduced to Europe in 1799. fences or pots. Packet (25 seeds) $2.00 • 50M $25. Packet (50 seeds) $2. unique within the genus.75 1.50 • 2.000 seeds $4.75 Giant Spotted Foxglove become a member—save 10% www. For sunny spots. Spectacular. Highly sought-after old heirloom that was unavailable for many years. Half-hardy annual.5M $8. Lucas. who lived on a 40-acre farm near St. Large papery flowers used extensively in dried arrangements and as a long-lasting cut flower. Mix of 8–10 colors.25 • 2. Baptist John Ott. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Annual.25 2.75 1. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Halfhardy annual. releasing one of the most fragrant perfumes in the summer garden.5M $7.75 1.000 seeds $4. Truly the most dramatic morning glory available to gardeners. Feathery or fern-like foliage reaching a height of 15–20'. Normally only available in red.75 • 5M $275. Self-seeding hardy annual at Heritage Farm.75 1. strong climber. Balanced mixture of 5–7 colors. Reliably self-seeds each year. Half-hardy annual.5M $7. Beautiful deep-purple flower with a red star in its throat.75 2.25 • 2. so cut often. and very early.000 seeds $7. (Ipomoea quamoclit) This annual plant produces masses of five-pointed small white flowers. extremely productive and nice when dried.000 seeds) $2. Packet (100 seeds) $2.25 2. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Very easy to grow from seed.75 1272-Sunrise Serenade 1073-Cardinal Climber (Ipomoea purpurea) Very unusual double ruby-red flowers. but recently brought back into circulation. long-lasting display of lively colors.25 • 5M $12. if given support. Given to Kent and Diane Ott Whealy in 1972 by her grandfather.25 • 5M $12. Hundreds of blooms throughout the season.75 • 5.000 seeds $5. Vines 8–12' tall. 30–36" tall. Vigorous vines will climb 10–15' if given room on trellises and arbors. Half-hardy annual. Cutting promotes bud formation. a favorite with hummingbirds. Sure to attract attention. Self-seeding annual. Suitable for pots. Finely cut emerald-green leaves. Bright cardinal-red blooms from early summer until frost. if given support.75 1071-Globe Amaranth Morning Glory (Gomphrena globosa) Native to Brazil.5M $8. attracts butterflies like crazy.5M $171.25 • 2.
so make sure to plant where the fragrance will be enjoyed.75 • 5M $98.75 • 1. this 5' tall plant has 3–4" Lilac-pink globular flowers precede the hanging trumpet-shaped white blossoms.000 seeds $7.000 seeds $7. 2–3' tall.75 • 2.75 (Moluccella laevis) Great conversation piece in any garden. 4' tall.50 enjoy a second bloom in mid-to-late summer.75 • 5M $15.5M $13. ornamental pinnate leaves close when touched by children (or adults). Showy free-flowering plants. Tender annual. Packet (250 seeds) $2.000 seeds $10.5M $17. Half-hardy annual. Developed at The Institute of Vegetable Breeding and Seed Production west of Moscow. plants can be cut back to the ground and allowed to grow new foliage. but success can be achieved almost anywhere with a little practice and patience. Self-seeding hardy annual.000 seeds $6. Interesting spikes of green bellshaped calyces surrounding the insignificant white flowers. Spectacular in areas where it has naturalized such as Alaska.5M $39. as soft as a bunny’s tail! Easy to grow.75 • 5M $21.75 2.75 1.seedsavers. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 282-Bells of Ireland 1277-Himalayan Blue Poppy 1075-Tall Russell Lupine 15(OG)-Perfect Mix 1078-Sensitive Plant 294-Zebrina (Mimosa pudica) Discovered in Brazil. do not overwater.25 • 5M $33. Perennial lupines are found growing wild from California to British Columbia. Color and shape are preserved nicely when dried. To (Matthiola longipetala) Exciting mixture includes lilac. purple. Tolerates full sun to partial shade and poor soil. and 52(OG)-Night-Scented Tobacco water from below.50 2. Native to the Mediterranean region.75 (Lupinus polyphyllus) Nice well-balanced mixture of lupines with a full color range.75 • 5M $14.5M $9. rust and bronze flowers. Wide range of beautiful colors. 4–5" tall. purple. When flowers fade.75 (Malva sylvestris) Beautiful long-blooming flowers.75 (Meconopsis betonicifolia) Unique. Acts as a biennial or short-lived perennial.5M $9.000 seeds $19. white.75 • 1. rockeries or containers. pink and white.5M $7. Abundant flowers open after 4 p. Sweetly fragrant flowers open each night and release what could be one of the sweetest fragrances in nature. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Also called Marvel of Peru.flOwers 1275-Bunny Tails (Lagurus ovatus) Great ornamental grass for children and adults alike. compact plants. Very intriguing plant.5M $7. Packet (100 seeds) $2.25 • 5M $12.50 • 2.000 seeds $4. Short-lived perennial. Steady improvements of the wild strains have been in progress by breeders for centuries. Dwarf habit. lavender.25 2. “Perfect Mix” of fuchsia.75 288-Four O’Clock 1077-Night Scented Stock 985-Sweet Alyssum “Aphrodite Mixture” (Lobularia maritima procumbens) Colorful range of low-growing. C ertified O rganiC . Tender perennial. Annual.5M $7.25 • 5M $12. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Best suited for cooler climates.75 Bunny Tails Sweet Alyssum Zebrina Night Scented Stock Blue Poppy •74• Sensitive Plant Four O’Clock Bells of Ireland SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.org fax: 563-382-6511 . 3–4' tall.000 seeds $4.25 • 5M $27. Extremely tough but (Nicotiana sylvestris) Often referred to as you must be careful not to “tickle-to-death.25 • 2. Hardy annual. ground covers. 18–36" tall. Packet (100 seeds) $2. production of seedpods.75 1.75 • 1. Self-seeding annual.25 • 5M $12. 30–35" tall.25 • 2. 8–10" tall. Excellent for pot culture (3–4" pots are ideal).m. Very easy to grow. 6–12" tall.000 seeds $8. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 1. extremely nice for cutting. prune back to enjoy a second display.25 • 2. and attract hummingbird moths.5M $21. Excellent variety for Flowers open in the evening releasing an (Nicotiana alata) Lots of showy trumpetshaped 3" flowers. 5–6' tall. Packet (500 seeds) $2. 12–18" tall.000 seeds $4.75 ( M i ra b i l i s j a l a p a) D i s c o v e r e d b y Conquistadores in the 16th century.75 greenhouse sales. Blends well in borders. It is hard to resist touching the fluffy flower head. Blooms six weeks from seed.25 2.75 1.75 1. Vigorous selfseeding annual in the North. grown as an annual. very drought tolerant once established. Packet (100 seeds) $2. stunning blue flowers make this one of the most sought-after plants in the gardening world. A great example of how flower breeders have taken a native species and selected for as many different color combinations. Attracts lots of bees and hummingbird moths.” Woodland Tobacco. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 1. salmon. but will bloom nearly year-round in mild climates.
Strong plants have trailing 2–3' stems and combine nicely when mixed in with other similarly sized plants.000 seeds $4.75 • 100 seeds $10. pink. shiny blue centers and dark-green foliage. or dried for arrangements.25 • 5M $12. because they pop like little balloons! Self-seeding. as a cut flower. Always the first flower to sell out at our spring plant sale. Most of the previous strains of Osteospermum could only be propagated by cuttings.75 2. 20–24" tall. Very hard to produce seed on this variety. Packet (25 seeds) $2. pots and spring plant sales.50 10M $12. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Grown as a half-hardy annual in the North.25 • 2. Always a favorite at Heritage Farm.75 1. Plants begin blooming 75–100 days from seeding at Heritage Farm and then continue until frost. but Sky and Ice will produce seed in mild climates.25 • 5M $12. Finely cut feathery green foliage. Nice when in borders.seedsavers. 18–24" tall.50 • 50M $32. So m e v e r y imaginative folk names include LoveEntangle and Jack-in-Prison. iridescent.25 • 5M $12. Easily distinguishable poppy.75 (Osteospermum ecklonis) White daisies with strongly contrasting.75 • 100 seeds $6.5M $12.75 1.75 500 seeds $42. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 (Nigella papillosa) Large violet-blue flowers are followed by deep purple spider-like seedpods. 12" tall.50 Tall Russell Lupine Perfect Mix Night-Scented Tobacco Oxford Blue Curiosity Ballade Mix Sky and Ice Ladybird Poppy Vining Petunia •75• become a member—save 10% www.75 (Papaver commutatum) Bright fire-engine red with conspicuous black spots.25 500 seeds $24. Performs well in warm weather. Works well in hanging baskets and borders.50 304-Sky and Ice 291-Love-in-a-Mist “Oxford Blue” (Nigella damascena) First appeared in Eng l a n d a ro u n d 1 5 7 0 .5M $7.50 • 1M $68.75 • 1.000 seeds $6. hardy annual. Free branching plants are great for bedding. Very easy to grow.000 seeds $4.000 seeds $4. lavender and purple flowers.000 seeds $7. It is hard to resist popping the seedpods when they are green. Self-seeding. Packet (1000 seeds) $2. Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 • 2. one of our favorites at Heritage Farm each summer.75 (Osteospermum ecklonis) Beautiful daisy-like flowers with jewel-like centers are borne in great numbers in a mix of pink. Grown as a half-hardy annual in the North. Intriguing striped seedpods dry well. 10–16" tall. hardy annual. To avoid self-seeding.75 • 5. Self-seeding annual.50 • 5M $17.25 • 1M $38. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Fragrant blossoms from June until frost and beyond. purple and white. 12–18" tall.5M $7.org phone: 563-382-5990 . Tender annual.75 987-Ladybird Poppy 1281-Curiosity 1282-Ballade Mix 53(OG)-Old-Fashioned Vining Petunia (Petunia multiflora) Aromatic single petunia that was common in Iowa gardens a century ago. C ertified O rganiC .25 2. Selfseeding annual.75 • 1. A mixture of white.flOwers extremely sweet fragrance. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . seedpods should be picked off before they mature and shatter. rose. Packet (250 seeds) $2.5M $7.
Annual. Stately quickgrowing ornamental plant with tropical appearance. Farquhars. Self-seeding annual. Low-growing plants are excellent in beds and borders.seedsavers.org fax: 563-382-6511 .75 1.5M $7. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Branching 12–24" stems with 2" striped trumpet-shaped flowers in a wide range of almost metallic colors.00 • 1 lb $28.75 1. Salpiglossis comes from two Greek words meaning trumpet and tongue. Packet (100 seeds) $2. introduced in 1824.75 1. 24-30" tall.000 seeds $4.45 • 2. Great long-lasting cut flower. & J. Exotic and beautiful when the plants are swaying in the summer breeze.75 1. Slender branching 6–9' eye-catching plants heavily laden with pendulous dark pink catkins.25 • 5M $12. C ertified O rganiC .25 786-Bee’s Friend Bee’s Friend Kiss-Me-Over-the-Gate Single Moss Rose Garden-Gate Gibsonii Castor Painted Tongue Color Mixture (Portulaca grandiflora) Beautiful oldfashioned moss rose with single blossoms. halfhardy annual.25 • 2. 6–8' tall.75 1.5M $7.00 51(OG)-Kiss-Me-Over-the(Polygonum orientale) Hard-to-find heirloom.000 seeds $62. maroon.00 • 5M $200. referring to the velvet-like blossoms.75 5 lb $120.5M $125.000 seeds $14.00 • 10 lb $200. Approximately 16.5M $28. Excellent results when used as an annual cover crop.5M $7. red and others. a real head-turner. Sweetly scented blooms attract many butterflies and hummingbirds.000 seeds) $2. hard to transplant.50 • 8 oz $18.” Subtle lavender-blue flowers with curved spikes that are absolutely covered by many different species of bees. Self-seeding. 12–24" tall. Packet (1. Benefits from partial shade in the South. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Makes handsome dried bouquets. Flowers stay open almost all day.25 • 2.00 (Salpiglossis sinuata) Spectacular Chilean relative of the petunia. Annual. becoming hard to find.75 (Tagetes patula) Brightly striped 2" single 791-Color Mixture SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.000 seeds $4.25 4 oz $10. or planted into a rock wall. 4–6" tall. large reddish-tinged foliage and brightly colored seedpods.75 • 5M $46. Volunteers every year at Heritage Farm. but nice as cut flower too. Blooms early. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Listed in 1896 catalog of R. sow in place.25 • 5M $12.000 seeds per ounce. blue.25 • 5M $12.50 • 2. Annual. continues until frost. Packet (500 seeds) $2. “Bienen-freund” in German translates as “bee’s friend. Seeds and seedpods are poisonous! Annual.flOwers (Phacelia tanacetifolia) Can be used to strongly attract bees to your garden.25 • 2. Lovely silk-like petals.75 129-Painted Tongue Black-Eyed Susan Vine Milkmaid Black Velvet Empress of India •76• Ladybird Tip Top Mixture 1082-Jolly Jester Marigold (Scabiosa atropurpurea) Color mixture of white.75 • 1 oz $4.75 787-Single Moss Rose 472-Gibsonii Castor Bean Jolly Jester Red Marietta Starfire Signet (Ricinus communis) Introduced into English gardens in the 16th century.000 seeds $4.
24–30" tall.75 1.75 1. Packet (250 seeds) $2. 8–10" tall. Blooms mid-season until frost.00 • 50 seeds $45. seldom offered.75 (Tropaeolum majus) This is the closest to white of any nasturtium available to gardeners. dry conditions. unique.00 (Ursinia anethoides) Beautiful annual from South Africa. Bright green leaves and masses of single orange. containers or in the garden on a trellis. Blooms in early spring. maroon and lemon flowers make this 12" bushy plant excellent for borders and a great filler.75 (Tropaeolum minus) Beautiful.5M $38.50 • 5M $12. Tolerant of heat.25 2.5M $7.50 • 2.000 seeds $24. Suitable for containers. Extremely hard to produce viable seed. this difficulty is reflected in the higher priced seed. Packet (25 seeds) $2.5M $17.000 seeds $4. Tender shrub grown as a perennial in the South and an annual in the North. unique within the genus. Drought tolerant.00 • 2.000 seeds $4.50 • 2. Packet (20 seeds) $2. Very easy to overwinter in pots and the blooms the second season are very numerous. When the nights start to cool.75 • 1.75 • 1M $70.75 316-Orange Prince Daisy 306-Zulu Prince Daisy Orange and Zulu Prince Daisy 1085-Snail Flower 1287-Black Velvet (Tropaeolum minus) Intense velvety-black flower. sun and drought. palepurple flowers with cream and yellow markings.5M $49.50 • 5M $78.000 seeds $19. Prefers a sunny protected area and well-drained loose soil.75 (Tagetes tenuifolia) First introduced to gardeners in the 1930s.25 • 2.5M $7.75 • 2. Does best in warmer.50 • 2. A great money maker for greenhouse sales.5M $65.5M $56.000 seeds $25. 16" tall.flOwers flowers in alternating red and orange. atop silvery foliage. 2' tall.25 • 2. Hardy annual. rare viola.75 • 5M $62.75 500 seeds $43.50 993-Empress of India Fuji Dawn become a member—save 10% www.00 (Tropaeolum minus) Unique strain of nasturtium that holds its blooms above the foliage and is classed as top-flowering.25 (Venidium fastuosum) Also known as Monarch of the Veld.00 • 5M $120.00 • 250 seeds $185. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Beautiful. more intense the second season. Originally discovered growing in Caracas. Formula mix of colors includes: pure white.75 • 100 seeds $10. Very easy to start from seed. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Hardy annual. Hardy perennial.000 seeds $8. This formula mixture has equal amounts of the following colors: apricot. eyecatching orange-yellow flowers with bright red central markings. 8–10" tall.org phone: 563-382-5990 •77• .25 • 5M $12. Hardy annual. 12–18" tall. Silver-tinged foliage is finely lobed and silky in appearance. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Classic marigold aroma. Great for hanging baskets.75 • 1.000 seeds $4.00 (Viola mandschurica) Incredibly beautiful. golden-orange.50 1334-Tip Top Formula Mixture Star of the Veld 1470-Star of the Veld 1285-Black-Eyed Susan Vine 1286-Milkmaid (Thunbergia alata) (a. Hardy annual.000 seeds $19.25 • 5M $32. then later to uniform dark green. the colors tend to increase in intensity and provide a fiery display. Packet (100 seeds) $2. pure yellow. Sweet spicy-scented foliage associated with older marigolds. Ideal for container gardening. extremely fragrant.5M $38. Brilliant crimson-scarlet flowers on plants seldom over 12–14". Venezuela.k.5M $7. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Tolerates poor conditions. The flowers and leaves are a peppery addition to salads and pastas or when used as a garnish. Annual. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Perfect for edging paths and borders or scattered throughout the garden. Emerges in early spring with masses of pink-tinged variegated foliage and hundreds of purple flowers.00 100 seeds $85. Annual. but will also thrive in normal garden conditions.25 • 5M $12.00 Snail Flower 994-Fuji Dawn (Tropaeolum minus) A classic Victorian nasturtium with dark blue-green foliage. Plants climb 6' or more with proper support. Massive explosion of longlasting 2½" golden flowers. Blooms from early summer until frost. where space is limited. another completely unique color within this genus.75 1.25 • 5M $12. A great conversation piece in any garden. Annual. spiral shaped.5M $7.75 1.75 2. Clockvine) Native to tropical Africa. gold.5M $50.75 2.75 1.25 • 2. traditional scent widely valued for nematode control. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Edible flowers. or potted.75 • 5M $62. and yellow with contrasting black eyes.25 1288-Ladybird 1081-Red Marietta Marigold 1133-Starfire Signet Marigold (Tagetes patula) Continuous succession of beautiful 2" blooms provide a spectacular splash of color all summer. Packet (5 seeds) $5.seedsavers.75 1.000 seeds $28.000 seeds $5. Can also be successfully grown in pots with adequate support. Annual. Variegation slowly turns to green and white. For a great contrast. Dwarf 10–12" plants are ideal for containers. gold. Hardy annual.00 (Vigna caracalla) Grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. Well suited for the garden and excellent for containers. like all other nasturtiums. 3–4" tall.25 • 5M $90. Annual. goldenorange with black centers.00 • 5M $80.a.75 • 1.75 1. Many years of selection have gone into producing this variety which is pale-cream to yellowishwhite. Incredible in rock gardens and borders. mahogany and scarlet. Extremely dwarf plants are ideal for container gardening and pots. Grown as an annual in the North. fast growing and quick to bloom.000 seeds $40. Vines in tropical regions can reach 20'. Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 1. try adding blossoms to your fresh spring salads.
none of the original pansies introduced in the 1800s by the Vilmorin Company of Paris still exist by their true names. 4' tall.000 seeds $8. This vigorous self-seeding biennial has settled in nicely at Heritage Farm and we look forward to it coming back to life every spring.00 • 5M $40. seedsman Kees Sahin kept a collection of 13.50 999-Azureus (L. founded in Erfurt in 1843.S. Packet (100 seeds) $2. cream and many bi-colored blossoms.seedsavers. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Annual 12–14" tall. 4–5" across.5M $17.25 • 5M $32. Excellent for borders.25 1471-Night Phlox 996-Johnny Jump-Up (Zaluzianskya capensis) Easy.50 • 2. The most popular pansy 995-Bowles’ Black we offer.25 • 5M $32. 3–4' tall.000 seeds $12.75 • 500 seeds $14. Attractive 1" blooms from midsummer until frost.00 • 1M $22.75 2. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C .25 thick cap.50 • 5M $18. Self-seeding biennial.25 • 5M $12.00 • 5M $40. a wide range of colors. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Extremely fragrant and one of our best selling varieties. single spider-like bright red flowers.to-grow annual from South Africa.75 • 5M $24.25 • 2. Fortunately for gardeners.000 seeds $4. Native to Spain and the Pyrenees Mountains. Packet (100 seeds) $2.flOwers (Viola tricolor) Velvety dark purple (almost black) flowers with pale yellow eyes. Kees selected a mixture closely resembling those grown by gardeners more than 150 years ago.00 841-Benary’s Giant 998-Red Spider 80(OG)-Gift (Zinnia elegans) Upright 3' plants.000 seeds $12.75 1. Beautiful semi-double flowers with mahogany. 5–6" tall.75 1.25 • 5M $12. 2' tall. Obtained during the 1991 coup from breeders at the Moscow branch of the Vavilov Institute and grown at Heritage Farm every summer since. Sturdy habit. Annual. self-seeds freely and comes back true-to-type each year at Heritage Farm in enormous numbers. Blooms open in the evening releasing their sweet. 4–6" tall. extra-long stems ideal for cutting and arranging spectacular bouquets. A true garden classic.00 303(OG)-Red Cap (Zinnia elegans) Unique Russian variety with brilliant red flowers that are less than 2" across with tiny petals that form a tight members offer 6 varieties • Sweet Peas • 480-America (Lathyrus odoratus) Beautiful ivory blossoms striped with crimson-red. orange.5M $7. Annual.00 (Zinnia x haageana) Listed by many companies earlier this century as Mexican Hybrids. Plants are exceedingly free-blooming from spring through late autumn. variable 3–4" flowers (singles and doubles) are brilliant red with an occasional orange blossom.000 seeds $12.75 • 1. C ertified O rganiC . Blooms are fully double. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Annual. can be used as an edible garnish with cheeses or salads. Plant close to your patio to fully enjoy. Truly a classic garden flower that never seems to go out of fashion.75 • 2.75 • 1. Does well in pots. Annual.5M $7. sure to be a new favorite. Commonly grown in China Bowles’ Black Johnny Jump-Up Historic Pansies Night Phlox Benary’s Giant •78• Gift Red Cap Persian Carpets SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.5M $25.75 (Viola x wittrockiana) Unfortunately. very unique.000 violas in the Netherlands. The flowers are reminiscent of little smiling faces. Like all violas.25 2.org fax: 563-382-6511 .75 • 2. Biennial. Blooms from spring until frost. Packet (250 seeds) $2.000 seeds $7. Annual.00 • 5M $40. 2' tall. large-flowered strain of zinnia from one of the oldest German seed companies. AAS winner in 1952.75 (Zinnia tenuiflora) Beautif ul zinnia mentioned in botanical documents as early as 1801.5M $15. Grows 6–8" tall.75 (Viola x williamsiana) Sometimes referred to as Hearts-ease. First offered in the U.000 seeds $4.5M $25.50 2. gold. Ernst Benary.50 796-Persian Carpets 997-Historic Pansies Mixture (Zinnia elegans) Beautiful. Through his incredible knowledge of historic varieties. Packet (100 seeds) $2.000 seeds $8. sativus) Hundreds of beautiful electricblue blossoms. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Very good for cutting.5M $17.75 1.5M $25. Packet (100 seeds) $2.50 • 2. Annual. Magnificent when in bloom. by Morse-Vaughan in 1896.75 250 seeds $8.75 • 1.75 2.5M $11. Blooms are extensive and extend until the first frost. Packet (25 seeds) $2.000 seeds $5.75 1. A mainstay at Heritage Farm. Great for starting in packs.75 • 1.75 1. honey-like fragrance.
75 250 seeds $8. Perennial. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Incorrectly cited as the original sweet pea. 4-5' tall. this would be the one! Good tolerance to heat. Great for filling in borders where early flowering plants and bulbs have faded. native to India and Turkey. 5–6' tall. Does well even in the heat of summer. a great addition to bouquets. Uvedale.75 500 seeds $16. Packet (10 Seeds) $2. Grown as an Annual.50 • 1 M $25.75 • 250 seeds $9. latifolius) A European native introduced into cultivation in 1596 and has now naturalized in many areas. Colors include white. This was the first bi-color sweet pea available to gardeners. Rarely offered. Extremely good performer.sweet peas and India as a grazing crop for animals. Somehow naturalized in Peru or Ecuador and then reintroduced to Europe. obv iously more recent because of its four relatively large flowers on each stem.75 500 seeds $14. Annual. low-growing 1–2' plants.00 • 1M $22. a Sicilian monk. odoratus) The original maroon-purple strain from which all other sweet peas have been developed. a teacher in Middlesex. Strongly scented old varieties that were introduced before 1907. odoratus) Striking bi-color w ith maroon-purple standard and purpleblue wings.75 • 250 seeds $8.50 807-Grandiflora Mixture 801-Cupani’s Original 1101-Matucana 1097-Dorothy Eckford (L.75 New! 1502-Yellow Sweet Pea Yellow Sweet Pea Red Spider America Azureus Cupani’s Original Dorthy Eckford Everlasting Grandiflora Mixture Matucana •79• become a member—save 10% www.00 • 1M $22. odoratus) Mixture of 25 named varieties with some bi-colored and striped varieties.75 250 seeds $8.00 • 1M $22.75 • 500 seeds $48. 4–5' tall.00 • 1M $22. Grown in England in 1699 by Dr. like all other sweet peas. If you have space for only one sweet pea.75 • 500 seeds $14.seedsavers. odoratus) The purest white selection introduced by Eckford in 1902 and named after his granddaughter.50 (L. Seeds were sent to him by Franciscus Cupani.75 500 seeds $14. where over 4 million acres are in cultivation. Annual. Packet (50 seeds) $2. pink and magenta. Annual. Annual. 5' tall. 5–6' tall.75 • 250 seeds $8. chloranthus) The only lemonade-yellow sweet pea known to exist. Annual. 5–6' tall. 5–6' tall. Plants produce flowers over an extended period.75 • 250 seeds $8. Packet (25 seeds) $2. loaded with blossoms for an extended period of time. odoratus)Discovered growing in a planting of Cupani Original in the 1730s.00 (L. Extremely tolerant to summer heat.org phone: 563-382-5990 .50 483-Painted Lady 1336-Everlasting or Perennial Sweet Pea (L. Arguably still the best pure white grandiflora sweet pea available.75 • 500 seeds $14.75 • 100 seeds $18.50 250 seeds $30. Painted Lady Packet (50 seeds) $2. Packet (10 seeds) $2.50 (L.50 (L. Annual.75 new 500 seeds $14. but researchers are working to develop strains that will be edible for humans in drought-stricken countries. Toxic.00 • 1M $22. Powerful scent. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Packet (50 seeds)$2.50 (L.
C ertified O rganiC .75 323-Aztec Sun 476(OG)-Evening Sun Lemon Queen Mongolian Giant Orange Sun (H. One plant can have up to two dozen flowers open at the same time under ideal conditions.000 seeds $6.25 2. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 60 days.25 2. One of our favorites due to the extremely long bloom period.5M $9. Will in 1930. Packet (100 seeds) $2. cucumerifolius) Multiple 4" flowers on sturdy branching plants.5M $9. extended bloom period.75 • 5M $14. Packet (100 seeds) $2.50 (H.75 307(OG)-Autumn Beauty (H.5M $21.000 seeds $10. Excellent for hedges and attracting butterflies. Some single heads grow 12–16" across. First offered by Oscar H. Multiple heads. pale-yellow petals with a dark chocolate center.75 • 500 seeds $19. very nice for cutting. 70 days.75 • 5M $36. 65 days.00 • 5M $33. Collected by Melvin Gilmore from the Arikara tribe at The Fort Berthold Reservation. 75 days.00 (H.seedsavers.50 • 2. Packet (100 seeds) $2.000 seeds $11. Packet (50 seeds) $2. One of the best for pot culture and cutting. C ertified O rganiC .50 799-Giant Primrose Ring of Fire Rostov Taiyo 1088-Irish Eyes (H. annuus) Multiple blossoms high on sturdy top-branching 8–12' tall plants. Dark chocolate centers are surrounded by a thin inner r ing of butter y yel low surrounded 308-Italian White Tarahumara White •80• Torch Valentine SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. great for cutting. flowers are single to multiheaded.75 1.50 • 2. Flowers have soft.000 seeds $6. Plants grow 6–8' tall. Dwarf plants loaded with multiple blooms that have golden pointed petals with green centers. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . annuus) Large flowers in shades of orange.75 1. annuus) Consistently one of our favorites in the trials at Heritage Farm.25 • 1M $30.75 • 1. Traditionally grown for its masses of edible seeds. Great when used as a living screen or windbreak. Plants grow 5–8' tall.5M $22.org fax: 563-382-6511 .sunflOwers • Sunflowers • members offer 17 varieties Arikara Autumn Beauty Aztec Sun 601(OG)-Arikara (Helianthus annuus) Sturdy plants grow up to 12' tall. annuus) Multi-headed flowers range from bright yellow to gold to dark burgundy. creamy.75 • 5M $14. Extremely dark center.50 Evening Sun Giant Primrose Irish Eyes (Tithonia rotundifolia) Also known as Yellow Mexican Sunflower. Packet (100 seeds) $2. 60 days. 70 days. Plants grow 24–30" tall. red and burgundy.75 • 1.75 250 seeds $11. Plants will grow 3–4' tall and bloom until killed by frost. with some bi-colors.
5M $27. Very good variety for seed production. Plants grow 5–7' tall. 80 days.25 become a member—save 10% (H. Packet (100 seeds) $2.5M $25. Plants can grow 12–14' tall with large yellow heads reaching 16–18" across! 90 days. annuus) Striking sunflower has velvety. Hungary.50 Teddy Bear 312(OG)-Taiyo (H. Fiery orange 2–3" flowers attract lots of butterflies all summer long until frost. 70 days. Packet (100 seeds) $2. this would be the one! Extended bloom period provides a nice supply of flowers for cutting from July until frost.50 2.75 • 5M $9. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Primarily ivor y-colored seeds with an occasional striped seed. Large plants are very sturdy and withstand wind well. Plants grow 6' tall.5M $9. Well branched. annuus) One of the largest-seeded varieties available to gardeners.50 2. Starts blooming at 60 days. 60 days. annuus) A well adapted introduction. C ertified O rganiC .50 1289-Sunflower Mixture A complete mixture of species and forms.sunflOwers by pure white outer petals.75 1. Packet (100 seeds) $2.00 • 5M $81. one of the best varieties for cut flowers.000 seeds $6.75 • 1. Plants grow 5' tall. Kovács of Budapest. One of the very best for cut flowers. 60 days.50 • 10M $15.50 • 5M $43.75 • 250 seeds $13.000 seeds $14. annuus) A favorite old Japanese heirloom variety. This is the one for impressing your neighbors and winning awards at county fairs.25 326(OG)-Teddy Bear (H.75 • 5M $14.25 • 500 seeds $13. freeflowering plants with strong stems make this an ideal sunflower for borders or cut flowers.25 • 1M $33. Sturdy plants grow 7–8' tall.50 (H.000 seeds $12. C ertified O rganiC . 75 days.75 • 5M $41.75 250 seeds $8. annuus) Beautiful double 4–6" goldenyellow blooms are great for cut flowers.75 • 1. 75 days.50 500 seeds $10.75 • 250 seeds $6.00 (Tithonia rotundifolia) Also known as Mexican Sunflower. annuus) Beautiful soft primrose-yellow petals with rounded tips.seedsavers. be sure to pick heads that are just about to open. Certified OrganiC. Plants grow 6–9' tall.75 132(OG)-Velvet Queen (H. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . annuus) Bright calendula-orange flowers explode with a flash of color. annuus) Produces an abundance of multiple blooms w ith large lemonyellow petals and dark-chocolate centers.25 773(OG)-Tarahumara White (H. Almost entirely double flowers have a unique outer row of single petals surrounding large 5–6" heads. annuus) Extremely uniform variety. most likely of Canadian Mennonite origin. dark-brown central disk. Packet (50 seeds) $2.5M $22.000 seeds $6.25 500 seeds $21. Huge centers are covered with chocolatecolored velvet quite similar to fur. 75 days. C ertified O rganiC .000 seeds $25. A favorite because of its extremely long bloom period.75 • 250 seeds $10. Grow your own backyard giant this year. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Bred by Dr. Nice for fresh arrangements. Makes an excellent border in front of larger sunflowers. A favorite with little children. plants can grow 12' tall with large yellow heads reaching 18–24" across! 75 days.75 • 5M $14. biggest-headed and largest-seeded varieties available to gardeners. Branching habit with long side stems.25 • 2. Packet (100 seeds) $2.org phone: 563-382-5990 •81• . Dwarf plants grow only 18– 24" tall.50 • 5M $43.5M $28. Plants grow 5–6' tall with large 10–12" heads and short golden-yellow petals.000 seeds $11.5M $9. Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 • 5M $45. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .75 1.5M $27. 70 days. For longer lasting bouquets of flowers. dark mahogany-red petals with an almost black center. 75 days.75 1. Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 479-Valentine Titan Velvet Queen www.75 Sunflower Mixture 313-Torch 310(OG)-Rostov (H. Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 • 5M $14. many side branches also produce 5–6" flowers.50 Seeded 131(OG)-Lemon Queen (H. If you can only plant one packet of seeds.50 1461-Mongolian Giant (H.25 500 seeds $16.50 • 2. which can last 7–10 days.25 2. 75 days.50 • 1M $27. 70 days. seeds up to 1½" long. Plants grow 6–8' tall.75 2.5M $9. Packet (100 seeds) $2.75• 1.75 Italian White 1090-Orange Sun 1290-Titan 1091-Ring of Fire (H.25 2.000 seeds $6.000 seeds $13. Heads grow up to 12" in diameter on 6' stalks. Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 • 1. Branching plants 4–6' tall.75 • 1.000 seeds $13.75 1.25 • 1M $16. Plants grow 5–6' tall. Packet (100 seeds) $2.25 • 2. annuus) Classic Russian sunflower. annuus) One of the tallest-growing. Always a favorite.75 • 5M $36. Dark-centered blooms are 4–5" across with petals that gradually fade from a dark red base to golden yellow tips.25 (H.000 seeds $4.50 2. Tolerant of poor conditions. Solid-gold flowers that are 8–10" in diameter.5M $50. Packet (25 seeds) $2. later adopted by the Tarahumara tribe.75 • 1.25 1M $21.
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American Prairie Seeds • These are the showiest, yet easiest to grow of the prairie flowers and grasses from Prairie Nursery in
Westfield, Wisconsin. These local strains have been selected for their brilliant blooms, fine textures and ability to attract butterflies and birds. Each seed packet contains detailed instructions on germination and cultivation. Plant many different species together to create a colorful wildlife haven of native plants that are well adapted to handle heat, drought and the cold of winter. Start your own prairie planting this Spring with the finest seeds from the American prairie! Plants are sold in 3.5" deep pots mailed just when coming out of dormancy or slightly green. This years shipping dates are March 22–24, April 19–21 and May 17–19, 2010. Please mix varieties as you like, but make sure the totals are INCREMENTS OF SIx. Please see the Prairie Plant Order Form for more details.
(Agastache foeniculum) Masses of purple flower spikes atop lush deep green foliage. Acts as a biennial and self-sows readily on open ground. Leaves emit a potent licorice odor when crushed and can be used as a flavoring for cooking and for tea. Plants grow 1–3' tall on rich, well-drained soil. Hardy to zone 4. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 1M $5.50 2.5M $12.25 • 5M $24.75 • Plant $4.75
(Andropogon gerardii) The monarch of the prairie! Largely responsible for the formation of the famous prairie sod. Lush green 3–8' plants change color at first frost to an attractive reddish-copper that lasts well into the winter. Thrives in almost any soil. Hardy to zone 3. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 1M $5.50 2.5M $12.25 • 5M $24.75 • Plant $4.75 (Rudbeckia hirta) Best known of all the prairie flowers and the easiest to grow. A single plant can produce hundreds of blooms over the summer and into the fall. Selfseeding biennial, tolerates almost any site and most soils. Plants grow 2–3'. Hardy to zone 3. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 1M $5.50 2.5M $12.25 • 5M $24.75 • Plant $4.75 (Asclepias tuberosa) Covered with beautiful, bright orange flowers from mid-summer until early in the fall. Blooms reliably from seed the first year if sown early enough. Plants will reach 2–3' tall in dry sandy soil and in well-drained loams. Hardy to zone 4. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 1M $20.00 2.5M $45.00 • 5M $90.00 • Plant $4.75
in clay, loam or moist sand. Hardy to zone 4. Packet (150 seeds) $2.75 • 1M $13.00 2.5M $29.25 • 5M $58.50 • Plant $4.75
(Silphium perfoliatum) An excellent species to plant for birds and pollinators. The large leaves surround the square stems to form little cups that hold rainwater for days, and the birds are quick to devour the seeds. Plants grow 5–10' tall on fertile medium soils. Hardy to zone 4. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 1M $35.00 2.5M $78.75 • 5M $157.50 • Plant $4.75 (Helianthus mollis) This robust sunflower spreads slowly by rhizomes. An abundance of butter-yellow flowers are borne on soft, hairy stems. A favorite with many birds, so hurry to save seeds! Plants often grow 6' tall and thrive even on poor, dry soils. Hardy to zone 4. Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 • 1M $13.00 2.5M $29.25 • 5M $58.50 • Plant $4.75
(Liatris pycnostachya) One of the most spectacular and majestic of the prairie plants. Large spikes of tightly bunched magenta flowers never fail to elicit comments. An excellent cut or dried flower. Grows 3–4' tall in rich loam and clay in full sun. Hardy 961-Little Bluestem to zone 4. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 1M $8.00 (Schizachyrium scoparium) A clump- 2.5M $18.00 • 5M $36.00 • Plant $4.75 forming shorter prairie grass. Thick plants turn a striking orange-red in the fall and are 300-Purple Cone Flower topped by fluffy silvery-white seedstalks. (Echinacea purpurea) One of the very best Plants grow 2–3' tall on well-drained soils, for attracting butterflies, this showy and ranging from medium to dry. Hardy to easy-to-grow plant adds a flashy touch to the zone 3. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 1M $5.50 late summer landscape. Grows well in full 2.5M $12.25 • 5M $24.75 • Plant $4.75 sun or light shade and blooms heavily from July through September. Will tolerate clay 962-Lupine (Lupinus perennis) Lupine’s dense spires soils. Plants reach 3–4' tall. Hardy to zone 4. of bright blue flowers signal the coming Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 1M $7.00 of spring. Lupine is the only food plant 2.5M $15.75 • 5M $31.50 • Plant $4.75 for the larvae of the endangered Karner 965-Purple Prairie Clover Blue Butterfly. Plants grow 2' tall on sandy loams to very dry sandy soils. Will (Dalea purpurea) Bright purple and yellow not grow in clay soils. Hardy to zone 4. flowers begin to bloom in mid-summer Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 1M $60.00 through fall. Stunning when planted with Butterflyweed, Black-Eyed Susan and any 2.5M $135.00 • 5M $270.00 • Plant $4.75 of the shorter prairie grasses. An important 296-New England Aster prairie legume that fixes nitrogen in the soil. (Aster novae-angliae) One of the tallest Grows 1–3' tall on most well-drained soils and truly most magnificent of the fall ranging from dry sand to clay. Hardy to zone 4. asters. Serves as an important late-season Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 1M $5.50 • 2.5M (after frost) nectar source for a variety $12.25 • 5M $24.75 • Plant $4.75 of butterflies. Plants grow 3–6' tall and require fertile soil with adequate moisture. 1106-Red Milkweed Hardy to zone 4. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 (Asclepias incarnata) Preferred food source 1M $5.50 • 2.5M $12.25 • 5M $24.75 of Monarch caterpillars. The bright pink Plant $4.75 and red flowers appear in June and July. Grows 5' tall on moist soils that dry out 963-Ox Eye Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides) Produces copious in the summer. No butterfly garden is quantities of brilliant yellow-orange flowers complete without Red Milkweed. Hardy from June-September. Very easy to grow. to zone 4. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 1M $15.00 Seeds are great for the birds! Grows 2–5' tall 2.5M $33.75 • 5M $67.50 • Plant $4.75
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Heritage Farm Favorites
Six of the most popular vegetable varieties we offer. Each collection contains six packets of each variety (plus growing and seed sav ing instructions) in an attractive, resealable envelope (pictured by each collection). These collections make excellent presents for your gardening friends or a great value for yourself. Item # 1419 $13.50
SSE Lettuce Mixture
Chioggia Beet First introduced to American gardeners in the late 1840s from Italy. Uniquely beautiful flesh has alternating red and white concentric rings that resemble a bull’s-eye. Very tender, nice for eating and pickling. Retains markings if baked whole and sliced just before serving. A spectacular variety. 50 days. 100 seeds per pack. Double Yield Cucumber Developed by a home gardener and introduced in 1924 by Joseph Harris & Co. of Coldwater, New York. In the words of the introducer, “The remarkable thing about this new cucumber is its wonderful productiveness. For every pickle that is cut off, two or three more are produced.” Very productive pickling type. Slender fruits, 5–6" long by 2" diameter, symmetrical, smooth and uniform. 50–60 days. 25 seeds per pack. Dragon Carrot The finest, most refined purple carrot available. Sure to be the best-selling carrot at specialty and farmers’ markets. The reddish-purple exterior provides an amazing contrast with the yellowishorange interior when peeled or sliced. Sweet, almost spicy flavor. 90 days. 250 seeds per pack. Dragon’s Tongue Bean Dutch wax bean that has large 6-8" cream-colored pods with thin purple stripes that disappear when blanched. Wide, extremely crisp and juicy stringless pods. Compact high-yielding plants. Bush habit, 55–60 days. 50 seeds per pack. German Pink Tomato One of the two original Bavarian varieties that started SSE. Potato-leaf plants produce large 1–2 pound meaty fruits with few seeds, very little cracking or blossom scars. Full sweet flavor. Excellent for canning, freezing and slicing. Indeterminate, 85 days from transplant. 50 seeds per pack. Seed Savers Lettuce Mixture Mixture of lettuces containing equal amounts of the following eight varieties: Amish Deer Tongue, Australian Yellowleaf, Bronze Arrowhead, Forellenschuss, Lollo Rossa, Pablo, Red Velvet and Reine des Glaces. A great way to try them all. 250 seeds per pack. Amish Deer Tongue Amish variety valued for its ruggedness
and heavy production. Thick, solid, compact plant. Sharply triangular green leaves with straight edges. Unique growth habit. Thin midrib, good texture. Pleasantly sharp flavor. Looseleaf, 45–55 days. 250 seeds per pack.
Amish Deer Tongue
Bronze Arrowhead Awarded the bronze medal at the 1947 All American Selections. Introduced as Bronze Beauty by Germania Seed & Plant Co. Hailed as “the finest, most colorful and most delicious leaf lettuce for the home garden.” Looseleaf, 40–50 days. 250 seeds per pack. Crisp Mint Compact heads grow almost straight up to a height of 10", excellent flavor. Unique, almost serrated leaves. A real standout, one of our best varieties. Romaine, 45–55 days. 250 seeds per pack. Forellenschuss Our perennial favorite, hard to find an all-around
better lettuce. Austrian heirloom that translates literally as “trout, self-enclosing” meaning it’s a speckled romaine. Gorgeous romaine lettuce with medium green leaves and splotches of maroon. Superior flavor. Holds very well in the summer heat without bolting. Romaine, 55 days. 250 seeds per pack. maroon, and the backs are green tinged with maroon. Most likely the darkest of all the red lettuces available. Looseleaf, 55 days. 250 seeds per pack.
Heirloom Lettuce Collection
A great selection of our most popular lettuce varieties. Each collection contains six packets of each variety and contains growing and seed saving instructions in an attractive, resealable envelope (pictured by each collection). These collections make excellent presents for your gardening friends or a great value for yourself. Item # 1420 $13.50
Red Velvet Striking appearance. Tops of leaves are solid reddish-
Susan’s Red Bibb Upright growth habit. Curled and blistered
leaf edges are tinged with red, dark lime-green leaf centers, fairly wide mid-ribs. Mild flavor. Looseleaf, 50–60 days. 250 seeds per pack.
Susan’s Red Bibb
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Autumn Beauty (Helianthus annuus) Multi-headed flowers range
from bright yellow to gold to dark burgundy, with some bi-colors. One plant can have up to two dozen flowers open at the same time under ideal conditions, very nice for cutting. Plants grow 5–8' tall. 100 seeds per pack.
Taiyo (H. annuus) Plants grow 5-6' tall. Large 10–12" golden-yellow
heads. Centers are covered with chocolate-colored velvet. Traditional Japanese variety. 100 seeds per pack.
Teddy Bear (H. annuus) Beautiful double 4–6" golden-yellow
blooms are great for cut flowers. Makes an excellent border in front of larger sunflowers. A favorite with little children. Dwarf plants grow only 18–24" tall. 75 days. 100 seeds per pack. Fiery orange 2–3" flowers attract lots of butterflies all summer long until frost. A favorite because of its extremely long bloom period. Nice for fresh arrangements. Branching plants 4–6' tall. 60 days. 100 seeds per pack.
Torch (Tithonia rotundifolia) Also known as Mexican Sunflower.
Valentine (H. annuus) Beautiful soft primrose-yellow petals with
rounded tips, dark-brown central disk. Plants grow 5' tall; many side branches also produce 5–6" flowers. One of the very best for cut flowers, which can last 7–10 days. For longer-lasting bouquets of flowers, be sure to pick heads that are just about to open, not ones that are already open. Bred by Dr. Kovács of Budapest, Hungary. 50 seeds per pack.
Velvet Queen (H. annuus) Striking sunflower has velvety, dark
mahogany-red petals with an almost black center. Well-branched, freeflowering plants with strong stems. Great for birds. Plants grow 5–7' tall. 100 seeds per pack.
A fine selection of sunflowers that look great planted together in a patch, or separately. Each collection contains six packets of each variety (plus growing and seed saving instructions) in an attractive, resealable envelope (pictured by each collection). These collections make excellent presents for your gardening friends or a great value for yourself. Item # 1421 $13.50
California Poppy Mixture (Eschscholzia californica) First
noted on the Pacific coast by Dr. Johann Friedrich Eschscholtz, who was the leader of a Russian expedition in 1815. Spectacular, long-lasting display of lively colors. Best sown in place, and very early. Self-seeding annual, 12–16" tall. 1,000 seeds per pack. nasturtium with dark blue-green foliage. Brilliant crimson-scarlet flowers on plants seldom over 12–14". Suitable for containers. The flowers and leaves are a peppery addition to salads and pastas or when used as a garnish. Hardy annual. 25 seeds per pack. mixture, remarkably showy blossoms are open all day. Extremely handsome flowers often planted in beds or mixed in borders. Referred to for centuries as Dwarf Morning Glory. Captivating flower that has inspired many artists. Hardy annual, 12" vining. 250 seeds per pack.
Empress of India (Tropaeolum minus) A classic Victorian
Empress of India
Ensign Mixture (Convolvulus tricolor) Beautiful free-flowering
named varieties of sweet peas. Includes some bi-colored and striped varieties. Strongly scented old varieties that were introduced before 1907. If you only have space for only one sweet pea, this would be the one! Good tolerance to heat. Annual, 5–6' tall. plants. 50 seeds per pack.
Grandiflora Mixture (Lathyrus odoratus) Mixture of 25
the Bavarian varieties that started SSE. Beautiful small deep-purple flower with red star in throat. Climbs 15' if given support. Self-seeding annual. 100 seeds per pack.
Grandpa Ott’s Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea) One of
Red Marietta Marigold (Tagetes patula) Continuous
succession of beautiful 2" blooms provide a spectacular splash of color all summer. Perfect for edging paths and borders or scattered throughout the garden. Classic marigold aroma. Annual, 12–18" tall. 250 seeds per pack.
A great selection of flowers for your summer cottage garden. Each collection contains six packets of each variety(plus growing and seed saving instructions) in an attractive, resealable envelope (pictured by each collection). These collections make excellent presents for your gardening friends or a great value for yourself .
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Beautif ul burgundy markings are retained when cooked. baked beans and soup.eating beans Cultivating certified organic pole beans frOm planting tO plate… Please join us in supporting these family farmers with your purchase of heirloom beans.00 m831-Christmas Lima Dates back to the 1840s.00 m2997-Dutch Bullet Bean m1175-Green Flageolet Famous dr y bean f rom the south of France used in classic cassoulets. Excellent flavor. Doubles in size when cooked.25 • 25 lb bag $150.00 m3203-Jacob’s Cattle Gold Similar in all aspects to regular Jacob’s Cattle except for the color.00 m2114-Jacob’s Cattle The result of a cross between Jacob’s Cattle and Mex ican Black Turtle. drain and serve topped with butter.00 Traditional brown bean from Holland. Dark red seeds.00 m3202-Hutterite Soup O n e o f t h e best heirloom var ieties f o r mak ing sou p. A winter staple for soups. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals. Exceptional cooking qualities. Excellent smooth texture and nutty flavor. cooks down into a creamy white sauce.25 • 5 lb bag $25.95 5 lb bag $31.25 • 5 lb bag $25. great flavor. Fresh culinary beans for your kitchen…(not intended for sowing) m2998-Dutch Brown m3201-Hidatsa Red new New! m3407-Arikara Yellow Originally from the Arikara Tribe of North Dakota and offered by Oscar Will in the early 1900s. 12 oz bag $4. Wonderful rich. Boil until they just begin to split. 12 oz bag $4. C ertified O rganiC .95 5 lb bag $31. Makes a truly excellent creamy white soup. meaty flavor.00 • 25 lb bag $100. 12 oz bag $4.00 25 lb bag $100.25 • 5 lb bag $25. 12 oz bag $4.00 25 lb bag $100. Yin Yang) One of the all time best for baking and soups. Reported to cause half the flatulence of regular Jacob’s Cattle.25 5 lb bag $25. 12 oz bag $4. 12 oz bag $4.00 25 lb bag $100.25 • 25 lb bag $150. Quartersized beans are richly flavored and have the texture of baked potatoes and chestnut taste.00 • 25 lb bag $100. Beans soak up water well and cook very quickly. Introduced to gardeners by the Oscar Will Seed Company.25 • 5 lb bag $25.00 m188-Good Mother Stallard Introduced to SSE members more than a decade ago by Glenn Drowns. Will retain color if cooked in plenty of water.a.00 25 lb bag $100. One of the best dry beans for casseroles.25 • 25 lb bag $150. but not a true lima. In Holland many consider this to be the only bean needed. Family heirloom that has been enjoyed for generations.95 5 lb bag $31. 12 oz bag $4.00 25 lb bag $100. Attractive and flavorful dry bean. Certified OrganiC. A recent study found that colorful beans have higher levels of antioxidants.00 m2996-Calypso m2200-Golden Lima Similar in appearance to limas.00 •94• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. By working closely with traditional family farmers we have increased both pole and bush types.00 A true Dutch treat! Small round beans with delicate flavor.25 5 lb bag $25.org fax: 563-382-6511 .k. A stablized cross between Jacob’s Cattle and Paint. stews and side dishes.000 years and are one of the most economical sources of protein. Prized by many chefs. For the past five years we have been preparing to introduce a wider range of colorful cooking beans. Excellent with meats.00 25 lb bag $100. 12 oz bag $4. 12 oz bag $4. Beans have been an important part of the human diet for nearly 10. 12 oz bag $4. Certified OrganiC.00 Originally grown by the Native Amer icans in the Dakotas. 12 oz bag $4.seedsavers.25 5 lb bag $25.25 • 5 lb bag $25.25 • 5lb bag $25.00 (a. 12 oz bag $4. Originally offered by Abundant Life Seed Foundation in the 1980s.00 • 25 lb bag $100. used as a shell bean or dry like a kidney.
seedsavers. $19. 12 oz bag $4. toss well and let cool. A perfect holiday gift. salt and pepper. 12 oz bag $4.25 • 5lb bag $25. set aside. cut into thin rings 3 tbsp chopped fresh basil (could use fresh parsley or cilantro) salt and pepper to taste Balsamic Vinaigrette ¼ cup balsamic vinegar ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup sugar 2 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp salt ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper Cook dry beans according to directions. This large beige speckled bean is used in Africa for bean soup. known before 1876. Ideal for slow cooked dishes. mustard.holdsitsshape well.25 5 lb bag $25.00 25lb bag $100. Wonderful rich flavor and smooth texture.95 5lb bag $31. Serves 6.00 new New! m3411-Yellow Indian Woman Originally brought to Montana by Swiss Immigrants. Very tender skins almost disappear when cooked. drain and cool. Lyamungo) m1671-Runner Cannellini Larger than the traditional Cannellini.25 25lb bag $150. Great for salads and relishes. Heritage Farm Bean Salad Heritage Farm Bean Salad new New! m3408-Kilimanjaro Originally from the region of Tanzania famous for Mount Kilimanjaro.00 Old-time nor thern New England variety.25 • 25lb bag $150. C ertified O rganiC . refried beans. They retain their markings after cooking. In a small bowl.00 25lb bag $100.a Kijiv u)In its Tanzania. Excellent for soups. C ertified O rganiC . 1½ cups Lina Sisco’s Bird Egg Bean or any combination of dried beans ½ pound green beans or mix of yellow wax beans 1 small red onion. Excellent sweet flavor.00 new New! m166-Tiger's Eye Bean Sampler will include six individually packaged varieties. 12 oz bag $4. in separate 8 oz.12oz bag$4.25 5lb bag $25.00 Gray new New!. this vitamin rich bean is ground into flour and added to drinks. whisk together the vinegar.00 • 25lb bag $100. 12 oz bag $4.00 25lb bag $100. founded in 1975. onions and fresh herbs. 12 oz bag $4. full-bodied. Lina was one of the six original members of SSE. A great source of protein and very easy to digest. This rare heirloom is now common in Montana Native American communities. endless uses including chili. resembles the flavor of Pinto or Black beans.25 5lb bag $25. Stays nice and firm when cooked.00 25lb bag $100.00 • 25 lb bag $100. chili and soups.25 • 5lb bag $25. 12 oz bag $4.00 new New! m3409-Snow Cap These large kidney-shaped beans are mottled beige and maroon on one side and white on the other.m3410-Swahilinat ive (a . s m o o t h a n d s t a r c hy.00 One of the most beautiful of all the dry beans. Steam green beans until tender but still crisp. Each m3349-Pinto Used extensively in Mex ican cooking for centuries. Toss well. Great for chili or refried beans. sugar. Add green beans.00 Speckled (a.00 • 25lb bag $100. Add to warm cooked Lina Cisco’s beans.25 • 5lb bag $25. Nice and creamy. nutty flavor.org .25 • 5lb bag $25. olive oil.50 See pages 92-93 for bean cookbooks phone: 563-382-5990 •95• become a member—save 10% www. dips and soups.00 25lb bag $100.a.k. preferred by chefs for its outstanding.A great winter staple.95 • 5lb bag $31. Serve chilled or at room temperature.25 • 5lb bag $25.k . 12 oz bag $4. 12 oz bag $4.00 m3023-Bean Sampler A great way to compare several of our favorite varieties. bags. great for stews. Texture is potatol i k e .eating beans This was a favorite salad served at the Seed Savers Annual Convention this summer at Heritage Farm. Holds its shape very well.12oz bag$4. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.00 m3204-October Native American variety dating back to the 1830s from the Cherchei Nation in Tennessee.00 m165-Vermont Cranberry m3000-Lina Sisco’s Bird Egg These beans were brought to Missouri by covered wagon in the 1880s by Lina’s grandmother.
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Unique sourcebook widely used by gardeners and plant breeders as a preservation tool to purchase endangered varieties while sources still exist. Children . 11 Cabbage . . . . berries and nuts available to growers through mail order catalogs and websites in the United States. 90–91 Books. . 17 Garlic . . . . . . Softcover. . 327 plums. . George DeVault and Jack Anthony is framed with favorite recipes and lyric descriptions of work and weather around the farm. . . . . . . . 43 Cauliflower. . . . . 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This book will prove to be of practical use to both hobbyists and agricultural professionals alike. . . . . . 14–15 Eating Beans . . A popular gift. . . . . . . . . disease resistance and countless other virtues. . At the end of each description is a coded source list. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38–39 Ground Cherry . Bo Ramsey. . . . 11 Caterpillars. . An invaluable. . . Expert gardeners from seven regions of the U. . .org phone: 563-382-5990 •97• . . . . 78–79 Swiss Chard . . . . . . . . . . 10 Herbs . . . . . . . . Gardening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . flower structure and pollination. drying. . . . . isolation distances. . . . . . many of which are heirlooms obtained from Seed Savers Yearbook or Heritage Farm’s seed collections. . . 11 Broom Corn . . . . . . .750 varietal descriptions. . . . . . Berry and Nut Inventory is a must resource for serious orchardists and horticulturists. 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