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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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Seed Savers Exchange, Inc.
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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It doesn’t have all of the answers. 75–90 days until edible. 6–12 days for germination. transplant to 15–24" with row spacing of 36–48". transplant to 18–36" with row spacing of 24–36". Department of Agriculture’s plant hardiness zone map (usna. seed depth ¼". (Brr!) Happy growing! key plant seeds indoors growing time indoors transplant outdoors growing time outdoors Start seeds indoors. Don’t forget helpful resources such as your local Extension office. 75–100 days until edible. 5–10 days for germination. transplant to 24" with row spacing of 36". and your local library.garden guide With more than 7 million new gardens popping up around the United States in 2009. 70–100 days until edible. transplant to 6" with row spacing of 12–18". Plant at a soil temp of 70–85˚. 7–14 days for germination. 60–85 days until edible. and transplant to 8–12". transplant to 24" with row spacing of 36". SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. 5–7 days for germination. Plant at a soil temp of 65–85˚. Plant at a soil temp of 60–65˚. 75–95 days until edible. seed depth ½". 80–90 days until edible. transplant to 18–24" with row spacing of 36". seed depth ⅛". with row spacing of 18". 80–90 days until edible. 8–10 days for germination. 14–21 days for germination. Plant at a soil temp of 60–70˚. “How do I plant my seed potatoes? When should I transplant tomatoes?” To aid the bumper crop of new gardeners expected this year. seed depth ¼". seed depth ¼". 10–15 days for germination. seed depth ¼". Plant at a soil temp of 80–90˚. we prepared this Garden Guide. 4–7 days for germination. transplant to 24" with row spacing of 36". transplant to 24" with row spacing of 36". 80–115 days until edible. seed depth ¼".seedsavers. then transplant outside when danger of frost is past Transplant V EG ETA BL E S (Based on frost dates in Decorah. Iowa. seed depth ¼". Plant at a soil temp of 55–80˚. Plant at a soil temp of 60–65˚. 80–150 days until edible. 80–90 days until edible. the U.html). plant to 6" with row spacing of 24–30". Plant at a soil temp of 55–75˚. transplant to 24" with row spacing of 36".S. seed depth ¼". with row spacing of 36". seed depth ¼". transplant to 12–15". 4–10 days for germination. 7–12 days for germination. Plant at a soil temp of 70–79˚. seed depth ¼". seed depth ⅛". weather and soils. Iowa—in Zone 4b—where the average annual minimum temperature range is -25˚ to -20˚F. Plant at a soil temp of 70–75˚.org fax: 563-382-6511 . 15–30 days for germination. transplant to 12–18" with row spacing of 18–36". 80–90 days until edible. Information in this guide is based on our gardening experience at Heritage Farm in Decorah.usda.gov/Hardzone/ushzmap. seed depth ¼". Start small. then also account for your altitude. transplant to 18–24" apart. Oregano Rosemary Sage Thyme •2• Plant at a soil temp of 45–90˚. seed depth ¼". but will help. 12–18 days for germination. plan for success and enjoy your gardening experience and adventure. Plant at a soil temp of 61–68˚. and provide a refresher course for more experienced gardeners. 4–10 days for germination. 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˚. 5–10 days for germination. So will talking to seasoned gardeners in your area. Plant at a soil temp of 60–65˚. Learn your growing zone. 50–65 days until edible. 60–85 days until edible. Seed Savers Exchange was overwhelmed with questions from new gardeners. 60–100 days until edible.
seed spacing 2" . Plant at a soil temp of 50–60˚. seed spacing 2" . thin to 12" with row spacing of 20–24". 60–70 days until edible. seed spacing 4". 70–110 days until edible. Plant at a soil temp of 60–65˚. 30–35 days until edible. Plant at a soil temp of 60–80˚. 75–80 days until edible. Plant at a soil temp of 45–80˚. 4–10 days for germination. thin to 3 plants. seed depth ½". seed spacing 3". seed spacing 1". with row spacing of 4–6". with hills 36–72" apart. 45–60 days until edible. Swiss Corn. seed depth ½".Bush Bean. 60–70 days until edible. thin to 4–8" with row spacing of 20". seed spacing 7–21". 5–10 days for germination. 7–10 days for germination. 7–14 days for germination. seed depth ¼". thin to 6–12" with row spacing of 12–24". seed spacing 1". 90–100 days until edible. seed spacing 1". Plant at a soil temp of 45–90˚. 50–60 days until edible. 6 seeds per hill. 5–15 days for germination. thin to 2–6" with row spacing of 3'. 4–10 days for germination. 4–12 days for germination. thin to 3–4" with row spacing of 16–30". 85–90 days until edible. Plant at a soil temp of 60–65˚. 4–10 days for germination. 65–90 days until edible. 55–65 days until edible. seed depth ½". thin to 3 plants per hill. thin to 8–12". seed depth ¼". thin to 8" with row spacing of 36–48". Plant at a soil temp of 55–70˚. seed depth ½". Plant at a soil temp of 50–75˚. seed spacing of ½". 40–45 days until edible. Plant at a soil temp of 70–80˚. thin to 6–12" with row spacing of 12–18". Plant at a soil temp of 65–75˚. 7–14 days for germination. seed depth ¼". seed depth ¼–½". 65–80 days until edible. seed depth 1". Sweet Cucumber Lettuce Melon / Watermelon Pea Radish Spinach Squash. Zone 4b) Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Planting Dates Heritage Farm Notes Plant at a soil temp of 50–60˚. seed depth ¼". 14–21 days for germination. 68–75 days until edible. with row spacing of 24–36". thin to 1–6" with row spacing of 10". seed depth ½". seed spacing 6–12". Plant at a soil temp of 55–80˚. thin to 3 plants per hill with hills 60–72" apart. seed depth 1". seed spacing 2". seed depth ½–1". seed depth ½". seed depth 1". Arugula Bean. 55–75 days until edible. 45–70 days until edible. Plant at a soil temp of 70–85˚. 6 seeds per hill. 7–14 days for germination. Plant at a soil temp of 65–75˚. thin to 1–3" with row spacing of 24–30". 6 seeds per hill. www. seed spacing of 1". 7–8 seeds per hill. seed spacing 4". 6–10 days for germination.Summer Squash. 5–12 days for germination. Iowa. 4–10 days for germination. Plant at a soil temp of 65–85˚. thin to 6–12" with row spacing of 2–4'. 50–55 days until edible. seed depth ¼". Plant at a soil temp of 50–65˚. seed depth ¼". seed depth ½–1". 6–14 days for germination. seed spacing 14–21". thin to 4–6" with row spacing of 20–24". Plant at a soil temp of 60–65˚. Plant at a soil temp of 55–70˚.seedsavers. seed spacing 4–6".org phone: 563-382-5990 •3• . with row spacing of 4–8". seed depth 1".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. 45–65 days until edible. 5–7 days for germination. 6–21 days for germination. Plant at a soil temp of 55–65˚. thin to 4–6" with row spacing of 24". seed depth ½–1". thin to 3 plants. with hills 48–72" apart. 7–14 days for germination. 75–100 days until edible. seed spacing ½". 10–20 days for germination. Plant at a soil temp of 65–75˚.Winter Turnip HERBS Basil Chives Cilantro Dill Parsley become a member—save 10% Plant at a soil temp of 75–85˚. 50–65 days until edible. thin to 6" with row spacing of 10–12". with hills 72" apart. 50–65 days until edible. 7–14 days for germination. thin to 10–12" with row spacing of 15–18".Pole Beet Carrot Chard. seed spacing 2". seed spacing 4–8". seed depth 1". 7–10 days for germination.
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.seedsavers.org fax: 563-382-6511 .
00 plus shipping. April 19–21 . SSE is committed to providing the highest quality transplants for your garden. 2010. • • All tomato transplants are $3.org phone: 563-382-5990 •5• .00 each. April 5–7. by the same growers who have supplied Seed Savers with all of our transplants for the last seven years. see pages 32–37. For complete shipping descriptions. Plants are potted in large 2½" by 3" pots and will be shipped in sturdy cardboard containers. For complete shipping description. plus shipping. 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. May 3–5 or May 17–19. see page 10. Satisfaction guaranteed. This is a great way to easily try several different varieties. Having a hard time deciding? Let us send you six plants of our choice for $15. A good value and a great way to try a full assortment. become a member—save 10% www. All plants are grown by Almost There Farms in Spring Green. Having a hard time deciding? Let us send you six plants of our choice for $15. we will mail you details on how the ship date has changed. plus shipping. SSE constructed a new cold-frame and shipping facility in 2003 at Heritage Farm (pictured to the right). • • Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry Heirloom Transplants Seed Savers is pleased to offer heirloom pepper. A good value and a great way to try a full assortment. new photo All pepper transplants are $3. see pages 56–63. tomato and ground cher r y transplants for your gardens.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 $3.00 each. if freezing weather does not permit shipping. but make sure the totals are in increments of six to best utilize our packaging. 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 plus shipping. Plants are shipped every two weeks beginning in March and will arrive by Friday of the ship week. Please mix varieties as you like.00 each.seedsavers. Please order early for best selection. Wisconsin. plus shipping. For complete shipping descriptions.
70–90 days. Very large. ±15.75 Prolific and dependable.50 • 5 lb $33.25 stringless 6–7" pods. Excellent fresh eating qualities. Stout 16” plants produce 907-Climbing French 5” pods with 3-5 large seeds each.75 members offer 1. Prolific plants produce yellow-tan Introduced in 1894 by W.k.±1.75 • 10 lb $60.75 (a. Massachusetts. Strong 15" 337-Bountiful plants. this 250 seeds $5.seedsavers. Atlee Burpee who obtained their stock seed from N. adapts well variety from Peter Henderson & Company. Produces pods & Company.75 best for baking and soups. 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 Named for the large size of its seeds. 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. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Bush habit. Packet (500 seeds) $2. 85-98 England.000 days. Ontario contrasting eye.25 • 1M $18. A great dual purpose variety. Averages 4–5 seeds per won a $25.300 seeds/lb. Bush habit 80–90 days. 45 days.300 seeds/oz. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Packet (500 seeds) $2. Shiny jet-black seeds.50 • 5 lb $33. rounded leaves are high in vitamin C. Bush previously known as “Green Bush Bean habit. 1 lb $7. pods.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. Yin Yang) One of the all time 1 lb $7.50 • 5 lb $56. 4–7" stringless pods. Pole habit.75 36(OG)-Cherokee Trail of Tears Given to SSE in 1977 by the late Dr. New! 1503-Bumble Bee C ertified O rganiC Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 for fresh snap beans or a dry soup bean. $12.100 seeds/lb.00 prize for naming this new pod. bean. B. $12.300 seeds/lb. Beautiful winter death march from October 1838 red striped pods.25 seeds that are excellent for use as a dry bean. Packet (50 seeds) $2. OK. 47–50 days. who secured seed from a vendor bean over the Trail of Tears.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. Kenney.75 602(OG)-Arugula or Roquette Fast-growing.25 • 10 lb $101. 49-55 1423(OG)-Calypso days. Green 6" pods with purple overlay. Will produce 3–5 cuttings per year if kept well picked.00 Maine heirloom has a high vitamin and mineral content.50 • 5M $74.200 seeds/oz. Slower to bolt. to all types of production areas.75 Lilac flowers.25 snaps and dry beans. Productive bush plants 1M $17. use ±1. 85 1839 in Oklahoma. 906-Brockton Horticultural Introduced in 1885 by the Aaron Low Wyche’s Cherokee ancestors carried this Seed Co.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Packet (50 seeds) $2. wonderful flavor.50 • 5 lb $33. C ertified O rganiC . 40–45 days.25 • 10 lb $101.75• 250 seeds $5.25 • 1 oz $9.50 • 5 lb $33. Known in Italy as Rucola selvatica or Wild Rocket. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C #1. extremely productive. John 10 lb $60. days. Shiny dark purple 1 lb.75 ¼ oz $5. Self-seeding and hardy. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 10M $13.75 • 1 lb $7. Pole habit.a.75 • 50M $33. round black and white seeds with In 1897 Abel Steele of Ferguson.75 Wyche. 46–50 days.50 • 5 lb $56.200 seeds/lb. ±1.25 • 1 oz $10. Bush habit. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 graves. the infamous in Brockton.25 • ½ oz $8.75 1 lb $7.75 ¼ oz $6. ±1. leaving a trail of 4. according to The Beans of New York.50 A w ild ar ugula that is shor ter and smaller with tasty. Please check SSE’s website for a complete listing. Bush habit.75 • 10 lb $60.50 • 5M $70.477 varieties 603-Sylvetta • Beans • Several bean varieties are available as both conventional and certified organic.50 • 100M $50. Dr.widely grown climbing French bean in black splash at the eye. Packet (50 seeds) $2. good for 1 lb. Good drought tolerance. SSE member from Hugo. 40–45 days. brittle. Sharp distinctive nutty flavor is best when picked young. Excellent taste and rarely bitter. Packet (500 seeds) $2. 85 days.00 250M $77. Gorgeous In the 1930s this was reportedly the most seeds are white ovals with a dark maroon.50 25M $23. cool-season salad or sandwich green.00 grow 16" tall. Shiny black seeds and 6” that are 5" long. Used only as a dry in the Smoky Mountains to March 26.” Heavy crops of excellent quality.300 seeds/lb. ±99. ±530 seeds/lb.75 • 5M $9.75 • 10 lb $60. ±1.25 • ½ oz $7. more deeply lobed leaves.
75 250 seeds $5. Pole habit. beans and sunflowers in the Missouri River Valley of North Dakota. Dual crops of beans climbing up corn stalks were often grown in their gardens. Commands a high price at market. green.75 1 lb $7. $7.50 • 5 lb $33. but also does well in Iowa.50 • 5M $74.75 • 1 lb.50 5 lb $56. 65–75 days. ±700 seeds/lb. Our very best snap bean for fresh eating. $12.75 10 lb $60.75 203(OG)-Hidatsa Shield Figure The Hidasta Indians were experts at raising crops of corn. Introduced to gardeners by the Oscar Will Seed Company.00 604(OG)-Fin de Bagnol 1185-Gold of Bacau Shared with SSE by friends in the northern city of Bacau. 90 days. wonderful rich. even when Originally grown by the Native Americans in the Dakotas. squash.seedsavers. 1" wide.75 • 1 lb $12. 55-60 days. Originally introduced by Gurney ’s as Experimental Bean 121 and then re-named Empress in 1979.50 • 5 lb $33. flattened golden Romano-type beans. great for soups.75 • 10 lb $60. Romania.75 • 250 seeds $5. ±1. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C Packet (50 seeds) $2. will climb to 3' if given support. Ex tremely productive.50 • 5 lb $56.50 • 5 lb $56. Packet (50 seeds) $2.25 340-Dragon’s Tongue 1426-Good Mother Stallard 1181-Empress Incredible flavor.25 Introduced to SSE members over a decade ago by Glenn Drowns. Very productive. A good choice for arid growing conditions. Wide. Best used fresh.75 • 1 lb. A true work-horse! Heavy yields of large. ±680 seeds/lb. 5–6" stringless pods. straight. Sprawling bush plants. meaty flavor.25 Dutch wax bean that has large 6–8" creamcolored pods with thin purple stripes that disappear when blanched. always stringless.org phone: 563-382-5990 . Family heirloom that has been enjoyed for generations. 80–90 days. Compact high-yielding plants. Shield Figure beans were grown in Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden (available on page 90). Bush habit.25 10 lb $101.75 • 10 lb $60.75 1437-Hidatsa Red Old gourmet variety of French string bean. 85–95 days.50 • 5 lb $33. One of the most productive dry beans. ±1.75 the seeds begin to form they are still edible. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 1 lb $7. Best for eating when picked every 2 or 3 days while still very young and tender.300 seeds/lb. Packet (50 seeds) $2. extremely crisp and juicy stringless pods. delicious round slender pods.25 • 10 lb $101.50 • 5M $70. This variety was boarded onto Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste in 2005. used as a shell bean or dry.100 seeds/lb.75 1 lb. but will freeze too. Pole habit. A great dry bean. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Excellent sweet flavor. 49–57 days. Bush habit. Pole habit. ±750 seeds/lb. 6–10" long. 5–6 seeds per pod. 60-70 days. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Very attractive as tiny gourmet green beans. ±1.300 seeds/lb. tender and sweet. Bush habit.bean seeds. Dark red seeds. $12. Pole habit.25 1M $17. freezing or processing.25 • 10 lb $101.00 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. Does well in cool soil. C ertified O rganiC Packet (50 seeds) $2. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 55 days.25 • 1M $18.
200 seeds/lb. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Healthy plants produce excellent yields of white beans with yellow-brown eyes. Early and productive small-podded 5–6" bean.50 • 5 lb $33. great flavor. Bush habit. H. Exceptional cooking qualities.75 One of the best and earliest for baking.00 1439-Jacob’s Cattle Gold A stablized cross between Jacob’s Cattle and Paint.50 • 5 lb $56.75 • 1 lb $7. reliable yields. Beans soak up water well and cook very quickly.75 Hutterite Soup Ideal Market Ireland Creek new Introduced in 1914 as Black Creaseback by Van Antwerp’s Seed Store of Mobile.300 seeds/lb.25 • 10 lb $101.a. fine texture. stringless. an all-time favorite.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. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Tender stringless round fleshy 8" pods.75 205-Kentucky Wonder Bush 605-Kentucky Wonder Pole Royalty Purple Pod •8• Speckled Cranberry Tiger’s Eye SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. ±1. Alabama. ±650 seeds/lb.50 • 5 lb $33. Superb delicious flavor.75 10 lb $60. Pole habit. Packet (50 seeds) $2. C ertified O rganiC . Stocky 24" plants produce abundant.75 10 lb $60.75 250 seeds $4.k. Great flavor. 85–90 days. Vigorous 24" plants loaded with 5" pods each containing 6-8 seeds.75 • 1M $11. developed in Kentville. 80-95 days. Easy to shell.75 1 lb.75 • 1M $10.50 • 5 lb $33. Later renamed by Chris Reuter Seed Company as Reuter’s Ideal Market. Commodore) A standard for the home and market gardener. Became so popular by 1901 that it was listed by 287 companies. 70–75 days.75 250 seeds $4. $12. Heavy yields over an extended period. Bush habit.75 10 lb $60. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 1 lb $7.70 • 5M $47. Excellent quality.org fax: 563-382-6511 . fine quality and excellent flavor. Vigorous 5–7' plants yield clusters of green flat-oval 7–10" stringless pods.75 250 seeds $4. 65–70 days. 58-64 days.000 seeds/lb.25 new Lina Sisco’s October Pencil Pod Golden Wax New! 1504-Kenearly Yellow Eye Provider Rattlesnake Snap Red Swan (a.25 1 lb $7. Gregory & Sons. ±1. C ertified O rganiC . makes it own thick sauce. Bush habit. ±1. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Makes a truly excellent creamy white soup. Packet (50 seeds) $2. greenish yellow seeds with a distinctive dark ring around the eye. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Nova Scotia. very hardy and vigorous. ±900 seeds/lb.bean 1438-Hutterite Soup One of the best heirloom varieties for making soup.50 • 5 lb $33.75 • 10 lb $60.seedsavers.75 • 1 lb $7. Bush plants.50 • 5M $42. 65 days. Pole habit. 80 days. Very productive.75 • 250 seeds $5. Bush habit.75 First offered in 1864 as Texas Pole. then introduced in 1877 as Kentucky Wonder by James J.
75 250 seeds $6.75 1463(OG)-Sultan’s Golden Crescent Known as the most dependable early green bean.75 • 250 seeds $6. Atlee Burpee’s 1888 catalog. C ertified O rganiC .” One of our oldest documented beans.50 5 lb $33. ±1. C ertified O rganiC . Bush habit.00 Cresent new 1442-Tiger’s Eye Originally from either Chile or Argentina. Best described as dusty red-rose.25 A unique development for snap beans. Packet (50 seeds) $2. which was founded in 1975. ±950 seeds/ lb.50 • 5 lb $33. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Good resistance to drought.50 • 5M $74.25 • 10 lb $101. stringless pods are 5–7" long with very good wax bean flavor. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Produces heavy crops of slender green stringless 7–9" nearly round pods until the first frost.25 • 1M $18. Stabilized cross between a purple snap bean and a pinto.75 1 lb.75 1 lb $7. C ertified O rganiC Packet (50 seeds) $2. 80 days for dry beans. 75–80 days.70 • 5M $47. The result of a life-long passion of bean breeding by the late Robert Lobitz (1941–2006). Our seed comes from Beulah Hunn who was a nearly full-blood Cherokee. 60–90 days. Very tender skins almost disappear when cooked.00 1M $15. Bush habit.50 • 5 lb $56. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 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. Long thin pods are stringless and good for snap beans. Very productive 24" plants.50 • 5M $42. introduced around 1810.75 • 5M $62. Pole habit.75 • 250 seeds $4. Excellent quality. “We presume it derived its name. 55 days.75 Brought to America from England about 1825.600 seeds/lb. Packet (50 seeds) $2. used as a dry bean.00 • 1M $15. Plants climb vigorously to 6' and are extremely productive. Germinates well even in cold. 60 days for snaps. Bush habit. Very productive. ±800 seeds/lb.. ±1. Can also be used as a fresh shell bean.bean Claimed to be the first completely stringless bean.75 • 1 lb $7.seedsavers.75 Sultan's Golden and Green Crescent become a member—save 10% www.50 • 5 lb $33. 52–58 days. meaty. Germinates well in cool soil. Undoubtedly the best of the pole horticultural beans.50 • 5M $74. Bush habit. Pole habit.75 • 5M $62. Packet (50 seeds) $2. pods are 4–5" long. Round pods are long and straight. C ertified O rganiC .75 • 5M $62. Pole habit. Pole habit.75 • 10 lb $60.75 1M $10. stringless. Bush habit. $12. which seems discourteous.25 Painted Pony 1440-October 1462(OG)-Painted Pony Bred at the University of New Hampshire by the late Professor Elwyn Meader.300 seeds/lb.org phone: 563-382-5990 •9• . One of the best for soups. ±1.75 • 250 seeds $4.75 250 seeds $5.00 1M $15. Pole habit.50 102(OG)-Purple Podded Pole Heirloom variety discovered by Henry Fields growing in an Ozark garden in the 1930s.75 • 250 seeds $6.25 • 1M $18.75 1 lb $7. Horticultural type. well flavored and free of strings.75 • 10 lb $60. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Very fine flavor. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Stringless 5" tender round pods that cook to green.75 A great dual purpose bean.75 1M $11. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 Native American variety dating back to the 1830s from the Cherchei Nation in Tennessee.50 • 5 lb $33.50 1186(OG)-Lazy Housewife Distinctive 7–8" dark green pods that are streaked with purple. Great for chili or refried beans.50 New! 1505(OG)-Provider Rarely offered and almost extinct. 48-54 days. Lina was one of the six original members of SSE. High quality. 68 days.75 1 lb $7. retains markings. C ertified O rganiC . from its immense productiveness making it easy to gather. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 80–90 days. Packet (50 seeds) $2. wet soil. Light buff seeds are splashed with dark brown.75 • 5M $62. One of the best for freezing and canning.75 10 lb $60. ±750 seeds/lb. Pole habit. and most productive. 85–90 days. 75 days. Bush habit.75 250 seeds $6. Vines will grow to 10' tall. Wonderfully rich flavor and smooth texture. Bush habit. Vigorous plants are 15–20" tall.75 • 250 seeds $4.00 343-Royalty Purple Pod 208(OG)-Speckled Cranberry Lazy Housewife 1486-Pencil Pod Golden Wax Old time favorite introduced in 1900. 50–65 days. Prolific producer. 75 days.. Very distinct curly yellow snap bean.75 250 seeds $5. SSE is pleased to reintroduce this variety. C ertified O rganiC . stringless ½" thick by 5–7" long reddishpurple pods that blanch to light green. The compact plants are heavy croppers and disease resistant. Preferred by some growers as a green shell bean around 80 days or used as a dry bean if grown to full maturity. C ertified O rganiC . great winter staple.00 • 1M $15.50 • 5 lb $33.00 New! 1506(OG)-Sultan’s Green Purple Podded Pole Identical to the Yellow Crescent in every way except the color. Good for freezing or canning.75 • 10 lb $60. Distinctive purple foliage and purple flowers. prolific and very good taste. 85 days.100 seeds/lb. Introduced by the Billy Hepler Seed Company in 1957. First listed in W. Bush habit.75 • 10 lb $60. C ertified O rganiC .75 • 1 lb $7. 60–90 days.
±1.00 Uniquely shaped beet that resembles a carrot and produces uniform round slices for eating and processing.50 • ½ oz $10. 50 days. Dark red flesh is free from rings. Sweet. The juice from the beets is used to make the only red food coloring allowed by Swedish law. 46–80 days.00 8 oz $57. blood-red 3" diameter roots. introduced in 1892.50 • 2. Very ornamental and fine tasting. Nearly globe shaped.50 • 4 oz $15.75 CROP ILUR FA ILUR FA .25 • 10M $34.75 ¼ oz $7.50 610-Bull’s Blood Selected by seedsman Kees Sahin in the Netherlands from the French variety Crapaudine for the darkest-colored leaves.95 • 1 lb $92. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Packet (100 seeds) $2.50 • 1 lb $28.25 • 5M $21. pies.50 mild even when large.50 • 1 lb. ±1. Remarkably sweet. Roots are globe-shaped and orange.00 • 4 oz $36. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 500 seed pack $4.00 8 oz $17. Canada. 48–68 days.seedsavers. A spectacular variety. Great for salads since the roots do not bleed. $28. crisp and tender.00 910-Detroit Dark Red 911-McGregor’s Favorite Ground cherries were recorded as early as 1837 in Pennsylvania. Solid roots are great for canning and fresh eating.75 ¼ oz $7. 35 days for baby leaf tops. This outstanding Polish variety is prized for its clean flavor.00 • 8 oz $57.org fax: 563-382-6511 CROP Introduced to gardeners before 1828.75 ¼ oz $7. Dualpurpose beet for roots and greens.00 • 1 oz $12.50 • ½ oz $10.50 • 100M $175.50 • ½ oz $10. flavorful leaves.300 seeds/oz.800 seeds/oz. Very tender. nice for eating and pickling.00 • 1 oz $15. Excellent results at Heritage Farm when grown on landscape cloth which suppresses weeds and makes collecting the fruits easy. C ertified O rganiC . Reeves of Port Hope. 60 days.700 seeds/oz.00 4 oz $36.5M $14.00 4 oz $36. Tender. This beet will never stain! Great for messy little kids. Very prolific and a good keeper.00 345-Chioggia 346-Cylindra The standard for beets. Ontario.000 seed pack $7. Dark red flesh is sweet. over ice cream or in fresh fruit salads.50 • 1 lb $28. ±1.00 • 1 oz $15. Packet (100 seeds) $2.50 4 oz $15. sweet roots.300 seeds/oz. ±2.00 • 8 oz $17.50 912(OG)-Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry (Physalis pruinosa) •10• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.75 • ¼ oz $7. can be used for preserves. Productive in small areas because the roots can grow down instead of out.00 • 10M $31.95 • 1 lb $92.75 ¼ oz $7. Original selections were made from Early Blood Turnip by Mr.75 1M $7.25 • 50M $109. Packet (100 seeds) $2.00 • 1 oz $12.50 25M $68. sweet roots. The greens are an excellent addition to salads.00 • 8 oz $57. 50 days. Good for canning.50 • 5M $21. ±1.50 • ½ oz $10. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Packet (100 seeds) $2. sweet and easy to peel.400 seeds/oz. ±1. turning golden yellow when cooked.75 ¼ oz $7. Uniquely beautiful flesh has alternating red and white concentric rings that resemble a bull’s eye. long. Fruits are ½ to ¾" in diameter and are encased in a papery husk that turns brown when the fruits ripen. Hard-to-find. Retains markings if baked whole and sliced just before serving.95 • 1 lb $92.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.50 First introduced to American gardeners in the late 1840s from Italy. Stores 3-4 weeks in the husk. or 55 days for edible roots. Packet (100 seeds) $2.50 ½ oz $10.00 • 1 oz $15. 55–60 days. This is the most uniform strain available. extremely productive. Starts fruiting by the end of July and continues until frost and a little beyond.00 • 1 oz $12.300 seeds/oz. C ertified O rganiC .75 • 1. Tender and E 611-Burpee’s Golden E Scottish heirloom that is grown specifically for its profusion of narrow spear-shaped metallic-purple leaves. 60-65 days.50 • ½ oz $10. Excellent citrus flavor. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Excellent market and home garden variety for summer and autumn use.400 seeds/oz. Extremely productive plants have a sprawling habit and grow 18" tall and 24" wide.00 • 8 oz $17.00 347(OG)-Early Blood Turnip A good all-purpose variety that dates back to 1825.50 4 oz $15. 70 days from transplant. ±2.
Better taste and texture than the finest broccoli. sweet and brittle.25 1 oz $30. great for freezing.00 • 8 oz $45.25 • 10M $14. Packet (250 seeds) $2.50 • 25M $29.25 1 oz $30.500 seeds/oz. sweet and excellent for storage.00 • ½ oz $19.75 1/8 oz $7. 65–70 days. Can also be grown in containers.25 50M $47.25 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. Packet (50 seeds) $2.00 357(OG)-Danvers and market gardener. 200 days from transplant. Grows exceptionally well in cool Northern areas. excellent choice for the home become a member—save 10% www.25 612-Early Snowball The chief commercial sprout until the development of more uniform hybrids.00 • ½ oz $6.25 • 1 oz $30. uniform.75 ¼ oz $6. Sure to be the best-selling carrot at specialty and farmers’ markets. A great seller at markets.75 1/8 oz $7. Winter-heading type ready in late winter or early spring.75 • 1 oz $10. Widely grown and prized in Italy. Winter hardy in zone 6. 48–85 days from transplant. After the central head is harvested. fine grained.75 1 oz $14.000 seeds/oz.200 seeds/oz. Introduced in the 1890s.50 • ¼ oz $12. Packet (250 seeds) $2. ±7.75 • 1 oz $14.S. 58–90 days from transplant.75 • 1 oz $10.00 • ½ oz $19. and very sweet. ±26. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Valery was “The best and most handsome main crop carrot… Enormously productive. C ertified O rganiC . ±7.75 • 4 oz $98.75 • ¼ oz $5. ±26.600 seeds/oz. great flavor. Leading main crop variety for home and market. fine-grained.75 913-Long Island Improved 613-Purple Cape 358-Scarlet Nantes Cylindrical roots are 7" long by 1½" wide. Good as baby carrots. Uniform 6–8" by 2–2½" roots. 1-2" in diameter.” Roots are 8–10" long.00 • ½ oz $6. Bright reddish-orange flesh.CarrOt Calabrese Romanesco Long Island Improved Early Snowball new Dragon Paris Market Scarlet Nantes St. Dark bright-orange flesh. Packet (250 seeds) $2.25 • ½ oz $9. side shoots follow. ±11. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • ¼ oz $6. Rich purple heads with excellent flavor.25 • ½ oz $9.00 • ½ oz $19. Very early.seedsavers.00 • ½ oz $6.25 • 8 oz $157. ±9. James Vick & Sons Company of Rochester. ±22.200 seeds/oz.900 seeds/oz. Very desirable for private gardens as well as for markets. Packet (250 seeds) $2. ±7. 60–85 days from transplant.75 Beautiful spiraling apple-green head.00 • 4 oz $30. excellent quality. 90 days. Sweet and tender. Best planted in late fall in a coldframe and overwintered. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Heavy set of firm sprouts over an extended period.50 • ½ oz $10. Popular market variety. freezing and for juice.200 seeds/oz.75 5M $9. 50-68 days. Valery members offer 15 varieties • Broccoli • members offer 52 varieties • Carrot • Brought to America by Italian immigrants in the 1880s.75 1 oz $10. ±8. New York reported in 1924 that St.25 Highly sought after by gourmet restaurants.25 360-St.75 Introduced from South Africa in 1808. 65–87 days.75 4 oz $98. Packet (50 seeds) $2.25 • 8 oz $157.500 seeds/oz.25 348-Calabrese 349-De Cicco 1190-Dragon High yields in clay or heavy soils. Good for storage. Widely adapted.00 1 oz $15. nearly coreless.org phone: 563-382-5990 •11• . many side shoots will follow. 50-80 days. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Compact 24" plants yield 50–100 dark green 1¼–1½" sprouts.75 • 4 oz $98.00 Introduced in 1885.75 1/8 oz $5. Does well in shallow or stony soil. The reddish-purple exterior provides an amazing contrast with the yellowish-orange interior when peeled or sliced.25 • 8 oz $157.75 Introduced to U. Early red-orange carrots. Well adapted for forcing or wintering-over for early crops in warmer regions. Sweet. Compact 2–3' plant produces 4" central head. almost spicy flavor. Tight heads can grow up to 8" in diameter. ±25. After the central head is cut. 80–115 days from transplant. 75–100 days from transplant.75 ¼ oz $5.00 • ½ oz $6.900 seeds/oz.50 ¼ oz $12. nearly coreless. Smooth 6–7" heads of tightly formed white curds are solid.00 • 100M $75. stores well.00 • ¼ oz $7.75 ¼ oz $5.50 • ¼ oz $12. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Valery 350-Romanesco The finest.75 • 1/8 oz $7.000 seeds/oz.00 • 250M $150. gardeners in 1890. crisp and tender. most refined purple carrot available.75 • 1 oz $10.75 ¼ oz $5.
±1. Ferry & Co. Packet (50 seeds) $2.Cabbage • Cabbage • members offer 59 varieties Introduced by H. cornmeal or corn-on-the-cob when young.25 • ½ oz $8.500 seeds/lb. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Excellent for cooking.75 Introduced in 1889. pointed heads are 7–9" tall and 6–7" in diameter.700 seeds/oz. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 353-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.50 • 10M $15. reported that.” Solid flat heads are 7–8" deep by 10–14" in diameter.600 seeds/oz.75 ¼ oz $5. Good drought tolerance.25 • ½ oz $8. 100–110 days. salads and pickling. steelblue cobs that turn jade-blue when boiled. Packet (50 seeds) $2.800 seeds/oz. “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. Good for flour. C ertified O rganiC . Hartman & Company in 1909. since at least 1845. Solid round heads are 8" in diameter and weigh 7 pounds.50 • 1 oz $13.S. J.S.25 • ½ oz $8. 100 days from transplant.75 ¼ oz $5. SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. each 8–12" long. ±7. ±8. Plants grow 9-12' tall and have at least two ears per stalk.50 • 1 oz $13.75 In 1924 the catalog of D. Extremely hard. Packet (50 seeds) $2. sure cropper. ±6.25 • ½ oz $8. H.75 • 8 oz $7. 63–100 days from transplant. small to medium core.50 • 1 oz $13. Packet (100 seeds) $2.seedsavers. weigh 3–4 pounds and rarely burst.75 ¼ oz $5.75 1M $5.75 • 5M $9. New Jersey in 1840. Medium-sized plants are ideal for small gardens. vigorous and uniform.00 352(OG)-Copenhagen Market Copenhagen Market Early Jersey Wakefield Mammoth Red Rock First grown in the U. solid. 60–75 days from transplant.75 • 1 lb $12. Solid heads reach 6–8" in diameter. M. excellent keeper. Thick firm leaves are dark bluish-green and wavy. 98 days from transplant. Upright and compact plants with a spread of 28–30". Great for fall decorations.50 • 1 oz $13.75 • ¼ oz $5. Conical. fine flavor. tightly folded heads are 10–15" tall by 5–7" in diameter and weigh 3–4 pounds. by Francis Brill of Jersey City. Massachusetts in 1866.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Red throughout. 80–90 days from transplant. ±8.75 First listed in America by J. The earliest market variety we offer.600 seeds/oz. Gregory & Sons of Marblehead. Mild flavor.75 4 oz $4.50 863-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.
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
Seneca Red Stalker
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 • 8 oz $136.75 • 500 seed pack $13. v igorous plants are disease resistant.50 strain out of 10 for consistent deep color and 1 oz $40. Fruits are bitter.75 an d d ro u g ht re s i st a n t . ±890 seeds/oz. C ertified O rganiC . ±6. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 1/8 oz $10. Productive upright 2–3' plants.00 • ¼ oz $16.00 • ½ oz $25.00 • ¼ oz $16.00 • 8 oz $136.75 Beautiful purple striped Italian eggplant.50 1 oz $40. Gorgeous upright plants are loaded with 4-8" bellshaped fruits.00 • 5M $49.5M $34.75 1401-Lao Green Stripe Extremely beautiful eggplant that originated in Pingtung. Vigorous upright well-branched plants. 90 days from transplant. Best eaten when small. ±890 seeds/oz.75 • 1/8 oz $10. Extra early and productive. An abundance of 2" fruits are borne in clusters on 20" plants. Good for pots and in ornamental borders. nonacid flavor. Oval fruits are 5" in diameter with pale-green skin and mild white flesh.25 • 2. Outstanding as an ornamental. 90 days from transplant.50 • 1 oz $40. ±890 s e e d s / o z . ha rd y a n d 250 seed pack $9. Hardy.50 1 oz $40.50 1 oz $40.00 ½ oz $25.75 250 seed pack $9.75 • 1/8 oz $10.k. Green Tiger) Heavy sets of 2" round fruits with green stripes on the upper half of the fruits. C ertified O rganiC .00 8 oz $136. Dark lavender fruits have an incredible shine that radiates off the skin.75 •16• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. 76–80 days from transplant. Does well in even cool and wet conditions.00 • ¼ oz $16. ±890 seeds/oz.75 • 4 oz $114. Taiwan. 65–95 days from transplant. Compact plants produce snow-white 6" by 2" diameter fruits with mild flesh.00 • ¼ oz $16.k. Use for cooking when 34-Diamond the fruits are small.75 619(OG)-Applegreen 1399-Goyo Kumba ±890 seeds/oz. thorn-free stems and plants. no need to peel.400 seeds/oz. Pa c k e t ( 5 0 s e e d s ) $ 2 . Packet (25 seeds) $2.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Packet (50 seeds) $2. We can say with certainty this is the 370-Florida High Bush best strain available on the market. Disease C ertified O rganiC .00 • ½ oz $25.00 ¼ oz $16.00 • 8 oz $136.00 • ¼ oz $16.00 • ½ oz $25. ±890 seeds/oz. 70– 85 days from transplant.00 • ½ oz $25.00 • 8 oz $136.75 4 oz $114. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 500 seed pack $13.00 • ½ oz $25. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 1M seeds $19. Productive upright 2–3' plants.75 in diameter.00 • ½ oz $25. Dark purple fruits are 6–9" long by 2–3" 1 oz $40.75 Vibrant bright red 2–3" slightly flattened fruits from Africa. 1196(OG)-Listada de Gandia ±890 seeds/oz.75 • 4 oz $114. Packet (50 seeds) $2. use as you would any eggplant. 7 5 1/8 oz $10.75 • 4 oz $114.75 • 4 oz $114. After selecting for over 5 years. this is the best 1/8 oz $10.00 • 8 oz $136. beautiful fruits are prized by chefs.00 • 8 oz $136.00 • ½ oz $25.75 1/8 oz $10.50 4–6.00 • ¼ oz $16. Reliable.25 • 2. Peeling is not necessary if eaten when small.00 • ¼ oz $16.75 earliness.5M $34.75 New! 1508(Og)-Purple Pickling Traditional Italian variety used for making eggplant relish or for fresh eating.75 20–25" tall and fruits are set in clusters of 1/8 oz $10. 62–70 days from transplant. 65–75 days from transplant. never bitter.seedsavers.75 1/8 oz $10.75 everbearing. 65–75 days from transplant. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 6–8" thin Large purple fruits with pure-white flesh skinned fruits.75 1M seeds $19. 70 days from transplant.50 1 oz $40. mild flavor and almost never bitter. great for Eggplant Parmisiana.00 • 5M $49. heavy yields of excellent quality.75 • 4 oz $114.a.75 1403-Red Ruffled Originally introduced as an ornamental in the 19th century.25 Our favorite white variety for fresh eating in the early summer. Excellent texture and flavor. Slender fruits up to 12" long and just slightly more than 1" in diameter.50 • 1 oz $40.00 • 8 oz $136. Packet (50 seeds) $2.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 1964.75 • 4 oz $114. are held high off the ground. 90 days from transplant. smooth. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Referred to as miniature pumpkins by florists.75 1/8 oz $10. Very meaty 4–6" round fruits.00 • ½ oz $25.25 1402-Lao Purple Stripe (a. Well suited for all of your cooking needs.a. Purple Tiger) Similar to Lao Green Stripe in all aspects but color.00 • 8 oz $136. fruits last for extended periods. Plants grow ±890 seeds/oz.75 • 4 oz $114.50 1 oz $40. pleasant eggplant flavor.75 1304-Rosa Bianca Stunning Italian heirloom. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 620-Pingtung Long 369-Casper (a.00 • ¼ oz $16. Excellent Ukrainian variety. Very prolific 90–100 days from transplant.75 • 4 oz $114. 80–90 days from transplant. but used extensively in Asian cuisine.
50 1400-Nipple Fruit C E (Solanaceae mamosum) One of the most curious plants.75 1/8 oz $10. Packet (50 seeds) $2.00 • 10M $31.75 • 500 seed pack $4. 100 days from transplant. Garden Huckleberries are not poisonous! Even after countless studies have proven their safety.seedsavers. Heavy yields of teardrop-shaped fruits are green with vibrant lavender stripes and striking green calyxes.75 1405-Striped Toga become a member—save 10% www. Packet (25 seeds) $2.00 • 8 oz $136. Use about 1 pound of berries to ½ cup of sugar for best flavor. Prolific and drought resistant. Beautiful long slender 12" fruits have tender light green skin that does not require peeling. 70–85 days from transplant.50 • 2. fine quality white flesh with mild pleasant flavor that absorbs spicy flavors well.75 1182(OG)-Udumalapet Another beautiful and edible striped eggplant. Packet (50 seeds) $2.5M $14.75 1/8 oz $10.25 621-Thai Green 622(OG)-Garden Huckleberry (Solanum melanocerasum) Native to western Africa.75 Stunning striped fruits are 1" wide by 3" long. ±890 seeds/oz. Best for eating when fruits are the size of tennis balls.50 1 oz $40.75 100 seed pack $7. 75–80 days from transplant. From Tamil village in India. The fruits turn from two-toned green to two-toned orange. Consistent heavy producer at Heritage Farm in northeastern Iowa.00 Garden Huckleberry ROP ILUR FA ILUR FA Nipple Fruit phone: 563-382-5990 •17• .25 • 2.00 • ½ oz $25.75 1M seeds $19.00 • ½ oz $25. Compact plants do well in pots.75 • 500 seed pack $13.75 • 4 oz $114. but not bitter. when the fruits are about 3" long.50 1M $38. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (50 seeds) $2.25 5M $21. ±890 seeds/oz.5M $76.00 • ¼ oz $16.75 1. Sprawling 3-4' branched plants produce hundreds of round ½-¾" shiny berries in clusters. Ornamental only.org E CROP Used extensively in Thai cuisines.000 seed pack $7.25 • 2. 70–80 days from transplant. Strong flavored fruits. Great for chutneys and curries. but makes delicious mock blueberry pies and preserves.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.00 • ¼ oz $16.00 • ¼ oz $16. Best eaten small.50 • 250 seed pack $14. not edible.00 • ½ oz $25.75 • 4 oz $114. It is a common misunderstanding that Garden Huckleberries are poisonous. Packet (50 seeds) $2. at which point the seeds are almost absent. Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 • 5M $122. but this is absolutely not the case. Good for freezing and canning. 80–90 days from transplant.75 • 4 oz $114. Tender. 80–90 days from transplant.00 • 8 oz $136. Best when picked after berries turn from glossy to dull black. Holds very well in fresh or dried arrangements. C ertified O rganiC .50 1 oz $40.00 • 8 oz $136. Ripens to yellow. ±890 seeds/oz. Tasteless when raw and unsweetened.75 • 1/8 oz $10. Stems are highly sought for long lasting floral arrangements.50 1 oz $40.5M $34. plants grow 4-5' tall. Good for pots.75 250 seed pack $9.00 • 5M $49.50 10M $195. Unique 3" glowing yellow fruits. some garden writers still insist that gardeners are being tricked.
2010. Inchelium Red Music Pskem River Persian Star •18• Siberian SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. 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. SSE reser ves the right to substitute in case of a crop failure or shortage. which will vary depending on where you live. be sure to indicate which shipping date you prefer: September 6–8. October 4–6 or October 19–21.org fax: 563-382-6511 . September 20–22. Every package of garlic contains a detailed planting guide. On the garlic section of the order form.garliC Bogatyr Broadleaf Czech Chet’s Italian Red Elephant Garlic Chesnok Red Georgian Crystal German Extra Hardy Georgian Fire new Garlic Planting Guide. located in the middle of the catalog.seedsavers.
00 854(OG)-Inchelium Red Found growing on the Colville Indian Reservation in Inchelium. C ertified O rganiC .00 • 10 Bulbs $37. 8–10 cloves per bulb.50 • 25 Bulbs $75.25 • 5 Bulbs $20.50 • 5 Bulbs$17.50 • 25 Bulbs $75. very tight. but actually is a type of leek.50 • 10 Bulbs $32. Hardneck.00 857(OG)-Chesnok Red (a. Compound bulbs have 8–10 large outer cloves and 10–15 small to medium cloves in the center of the bulb. Hardneck. Hailed as one of the best varieties for consistent production of 2½" to 3" white bulbs with a hint of pink. Softneck. Washington.00 25lb $300. Beautiful purple striped cloves. under ideal conditions. C ertified O rganiC . C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . 1 Bulb $4. Hardneck. 2 Bulbs $7.50 • 5 Bulbs$17.50 • 25 Bulbs $75.garliC members offer 359 varieties • Garlic • 1037(OG)-Bogatyr Obtained from the Gatersleben Seed Bank (#7204).00 1473(OG)-Pskem River Originally collected by SSE member John Swenson in 1989 from the Pskem River Valley in Uzbekistan. Huge bulbs. Bulbs have potential to grow 3–5" in diameter and up to one pound dry weight.50 5 Bulbs $17.50 5 Bulbs $17.50 5 Bulbs $17. Rated the best tasting garlic by the Rodale Institute in 1990. 19 total bulbs for $60. Light purple blotching on very large bulbs. also known as Cichisdzhvari. Great for salsa and salads. Beautifully marbled brown or purple striped cloves. 3 softneck and 1 bulb of Elephant garlic). Extremely large size.k.50 25 Bulbs $75. Hardneck.50 • 5 Bulbs $17. Uzbekistan by long-time SSE member John Swenson. full flavor. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . Good allpurpose variety that produces reliable yields year-after-year.50 5 Bulbs $17.50 • 5 Bulbs$17. Softneck. C ertified O rganiC . Consistently one of the largest garlics grown at Heritage Farm.00 1197(OG)-Elephant Garlic Not a true garlic. not overpowering.50 25 Bulbs $87. 4–6 cloves per bulb.k. 2 Bulbs $7.50 5 Bulbs $17. Sweet pungent flavor. 4–5 large cloves per bulb. Item #1040 $60. Hardneck.00 856(OG)-Persian Star (a.50 1038(OG)-Georgian Crystal From the Gatersleben Seed Bank (#6819). because the flavor is not too strong. or synthetic fertilizer. mild flavor when raw.00 922c-German Extra Hardy 1040-The Garlic Sampler Still not sure what to order? Let us select 10 varieties for you (6 hardneck. good full flavor.50 • 10 Bulbs $32. Washington.50 • 10 Bulbs $32.00 Sustainably grown without the use of pesticides.00 New! 1199(OG)-Music Italian variety brought back to Canada by Al Music in the 1980s from his homeland.50 • 10 Bulbs $32. 2 Bulbs $7. 12–16 cloves per bulb. The raw flavor is best called hot. Heirloom variety from Chet Stevenson of Tonasket. Nicely colored bulbs peel easily. Bulbs average 4–6 cloves. C ertified O rganiC . 12–16 cloves per bulb.00 920(OG)-Chet’s Italian Red Highly productive and adaptable strain.50 • 10 Bulbs $32.50 • 10 Bulbs $32. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C .50 • 10 Bulbs $32. 2 Bulbs $7.00 • 5 lb $70. 2 Bulbs $7. 4-7 cloves per bulb. 2 Bulbs $7. Rated as one of the very best for baking or roasting.50 • 10 Bulbs $32. C ertified O rganiC . Described by chefs as a truly “white hot” garlic. Good lingering taste.50 • 5 Bulbs$17.50 • 5 Bulbs$17. Hardneck. C ertified O rganiC .00 1200(OG)-Siberian One of the best and most popular garlics. but originally from Moscow.a. Cooked flavor is very nice. 4–7 cloves per bulb. Hardneck.75.50 5 Bulbs $17. the color changes from white to almost pure purple. herbicides. Shvelisi) Originates from the village of Shvelisi. 4–6 cloves per bulb. Samarkand) This variety was collected in Samarkand.a.50 • 10 Bulbs $32. C ertified O rganiC . retains flavor well when cooked. 5–7 cloves per bulb. high sugar content. and much milder flavor than regular garlic.50 • 10 Bulbs $32.00 1198(OG)-Georgian Fire Obtained from the Gatersleben Seed Bank (#6822) in eastern Germany. Good storage qualities. Excellent storage qualities. 2 Bulbs $7. a savings of $11. Strong raw flavor. durable heads. 2 Bulbs $7. 4–7 cloves per bulb.00 922(OG)-German Extra Hardy Vigorous grower with long roots that enable it to overwinter without heaving out of the ground.50 • 25 Bulbs $75.50 25 Bulbs $75. Originally obtained from the Gatersleben Seed Bank (#146).org phone: 563-382-5990 •19• . 10–14 cloves per bulb. C ertified O rganiC . Pleasant flavor with a mild spicy zing. 1lb $15. C ertified O rganiC . one of the very best for roasting. Hardneck. 2 Bulbs $7.50 • 10 Bulbs $32. described as mild and full. Raw taste is strong with a nice hotness that is not at all unpleasant. Huge cloves.50 • 25 Bulbs $75. 2 Bulbs $7.50 25 Bulbs $75. smooth and buttery when roasted. Softneck. 8–12 cloves per bulb.00 become a member—save 10% www.seedsavers. Outside skin is ivory-white.50 25 Bulbs $75. found growing wild in an abandoned garden along the roadside.50 • 10 Bulbs $32. but the clove skin is dark red.50 • 25 Bulbs $75.50 25 Bulbs $75. As you peel away the bulb wrappers. Beautiful fat bulbs with large cloves.50 25 Bulbs $75.00 1373(OG)-Broadleaf Czech Nice big tan cloves with a hint of red. A good garlic for eating raw.00 • 10lb $130. 2 Bulbs $7. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . Republic of Georgia. Hardneck. 2 Bulbs $7.
Unique.00 4 oz $48.75 • ½ oz $12. C ertified O rganiC .00 • 8 oz $57.75 50M $33.50 250M $87. Packet (250 seeds) $2. slow to bolt. 65 days. Thin midrib. Coloration like no other lettuce. very tender texture. ±28.75 • 1/8 oz $4.75 5M $9. Slow to bolt. Introduced as Bronze Beauty by Germania Seed & Plant Co. ±26.75 • 10M $13. Described as “distinctly red.50 25M $23. Holds for an extended period.50 • 100M $57.50 • 100M $57. Unique growth habit.50 Bronze Arrowhead Cracoviensis Crisp Mint 937(OG)-Baby Oakleaf A dwarf. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 10M $13.75 5M $9.75 5M $9.50 • 1 oz $20.50 • 250M $87. Packet (250 seeds) $2. compact version of Green Oakleaf. Looseleaf.50 • 250M $87. Unique color that is almost a neon chartreuse.50 626-Amish Deer Tongue 377(OG)-Australian Yellowleaf Australian heirloom. excellent flavor.50 • 1 oz $20.lettuCe members offer 261 varieties • Lettuce • Amish Deer Tongue Australian Yellowleaf Baby Oakleaf Amish variety valued for its ruggedness and heavy production.900 seeds/oz. Packet (250 seeds) $2. C ertified O rganiC .50 • 25M $23. Thick compact plant great for a cut-and-come-again lettuce. Looseleaf. slow SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.00 • 8 oz $57.75 • ½ oz $12.” Our favorite oakleaf-type lettuce. good texture.75 ¼ oz $7. 40–50 days. but the leaves remain tender and nonbitter the whole time. one of our best varieties.75 • 1/8 oz $4.75 • 50M $33.75 • 10M $13. C ertified O rganiC .seedsavers.50 • 250M $87. 45–55 days. Rather quick to bolt.org fax: 563-382-6511 . 45–55 days. but different in color and the plants are larger.50 Awarded the bronze medal at the 1947 All American Selections.50 • 25M $23.50 378-Bronze Arrowhead Flame Gold Rush Green Oakleaf 1372(OG)-Cracoviensis Lolla Rossa Mascara Merveille French heirloom described in Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden (1885). Romaine. sharp flavor. Pleasant. Looseleaf.75 50M $33. Similar to Slobolt.50 • 25M $23.75 • 5M $9.400 seeds/oz. Looseleaf.75 50M $33.00 4 oz $48.50 Compact heads grow almost straight up to a height of 10". Sharply triangular green leaves with straight edges. C ertified O rganiC . 50 days. Medium green oakleaf-shaped leaves with rounded lobes. Hailed as “the finest.50 • 100M $57. most colorful and most delicious leaf lettuce for the home garden. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 10M $13.75 ¼ oz $7.50 • 100M $57. almost serrated leaves. 50 days. Looseleaf. Packet (250 seeds) $2.50 380(OG)-Crisp Mint 381(OG)-Flame Pablo •20• Red Iceberg Red Leprechaun Introduced to gardeners in 1988 by Harris Moran. A real standout.
frills. hard to find an all around better lettuce. ±24. an iceberg lettuce that is as 100M $57.75 • 10M $13. even in extreme heat.50 • 250M $87.75 • 50M $33.00 25M $23.75 • ¼ oz $7. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Looseleaf.75 • 5M $9.50 1 oz $20.300 seeds/ C ertified O rganiC .50 • 100M $57.50 Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 5M $9. Gorgeous romaine lettuce with medium green leaves and splotches of maroon. Packet (250 seeds) $2. gave this seed to SSE.lettuCe bolting.75 • 50M $33. 217(OG)-Green Oakleaf Medium to large size. 70–80 days.50 938-Red Coral E CROP ILUR FA 384-Mascara Crisp ruffled looseleaf type with red tops and lime-green interior. 70 days. Packet (250 seeds) $2.50 105-Forellenschuss Bronze-tinged leaf lettuce that forms large loose heads.75 • 1/8 oz $4.50 • 1 oz $20. Very slow-to- become a member—save 10% www. ±26. 60 days.500 seeds/oz. Crisphead. Adds unique texture to salads.75 5M $9. crisp. Smooth Lime-green loose thin leaves with deeply cut reddish-pink leaves with very frilly margins.25 • ½ oz $9.75 18 oz $4. hearts. Nice mild flavor.00 4 oz $48. 65 days. long. Packet (250 seeds) $2. fairly Known as Baltimore or Philadelphia Oakleaf tight heads that hold well without bolting. 60 days. Pretty reddish bibb-type rosette. C ertified O rganiC . never bitter. Good texture. flavor that has a slight bite.75 • 10M $13.50 • 25M $23.50 • 25M $23.75 1 8 oz $4. Wavy-edged flat leaves are extremely wide. One of our best performers. however it is offered by only a few companies today. in the 1880s. slow to bolt.50 25M $23.75 • ½ oz $12.50 4 oz $48.200 seeds/oz.75 • ½ oz $12. 60 days. 4 oz $48.50 • 100M $57. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Distinct thin pinkish center rib. ±31.50 • 250M $87. Romaine.75 1/8 extended period in our climate.00 • 8 oz $57.50 38(OG)-Grandpa Admire’s phone: 563-382-5990 •21• . Packet (250 seeds) $2. in color when compared to Lollo Rossa. Packet (250 seeds) $2. 1/8 oz $4. 60 days.seedsavers. Nice sweet flavor.50 • 1 oz $20. curly Nice sweet flavor.00 • 8 oz $57.50 • 25M $23. In 1977. a fast mover for markets demanding unique vegetables. Looseleaf. Looseleaf. Superior flavor. Deep-lobed bronze leaves. Crisphead.900 seeds/oz.50 • 25M $23. due to its ability to hold without bolting for an Looseleaf. Nice.75 / 630(OG)-Red Romaine 222-Red Salad Bowl 627-Pablo Loose heads form beautiful upright rosettes that look almost like flowers.75 • 50M $33.75 even in late summer. ±38.50 • 100M $57. excellent flavor. crispy. Very slow to bolt. Introduced to U.50 250M $87. oz $4.S. Cut-and-come-again.75 • ½ oz $12. Packet (250 seeds) $2. self-enclosing” meaning it’s a speckled romaine. clean flavor.50 Large decorative plants with wide leaves that are crisp and delicious.00 • 4 oz $48. 55 days. growing 13" across and 8" tall.50 • 100M $57. Packet (250 seeds) $2. 55 days.75 10M $13.75 • 10M $13. Curly frilled oakleafshaped leaves retain dark red color in hot weather.75 • 1 oz $20. Butterhead. 16" wide.50 1 oz $20.75 18 oz $4. gardeners in 1955. Looseleaf. Similar to Tango.700 seeds/oz.75 • ¼ oz $7.00 • 8 oz $57.75 ¼ oz $7.75 • ½ oz $12. Romaine. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Grandpa Admire’s granddaughter.25 • ¼ oz $6.75 50M $33. Austrian heirloom that translates literally as “trout. margins. C ertified O rganiC . Red color develops best during cooler weather.00 / 4 oz $48. Mild fine flavor.50 250M $87.75 • 10M $13. Mild. 60–80 days.50 ¼ oz $7.900 seeds/oz.50 845-Red Iceberg Finally. standing.50 • 250M $87. Red Coral is more pinkish and crinkled. 50–60 days. clean Excellent baby lettuce. tender longer than most. Packet (250 seeds) $2. ±20. 50 days.00 • 8 oz $57.75 • 10M $13. Good Small 5–8" heads.75 1 oz $20.25 • ¼ oz $6.00 • 8 oz $57. Romaine.50 C ertified O rganiC .50 • 250M $87. George Admire was a Civil War veteran born in 1822. Butterhead.50 • 1 oz $20. 6" tall and 14–16" wide plants.75 • ¼ oz $7. sometimes encircling half the head.50 • 100M $57.800 seeds/oz.” Flame is a relatively recent introduction.75 • 1/8 oz $4.50 Beautiful upright paddle-shaped leaves with smooth edges. excellent mild flavor. 50 days. 12" tall and 10–12" wide. Entire plant is extremely frilled.25 220-Merveille des Quatre Saisons Gourmet variety used as a colorful tangy addition to salads.500 seeds/oz. Resistant to hot weather.75 Packet (250 seeds) $2. ±34.75 • 5M $9. Holds very well in the summer heat.75 • ¼ oz $7. Plants are resistant to bolting. but we prefer Gold Rush which is one of the darkest reds we offer.Nice mild flavor.00 • 8 oz $43. oz. By far the tallest and largest romaine we offer. C ertified O rganiC . ±890 seeds/oz. Shiny dark purple 219(OG)-Lollo Rossa Beautif ul magenta leaves w ith tiny leaves are covered with large bumps.50 ILUR FA Beautiful heirloom that can be harvested leaf-by-leaf continuously all season.75 French heirloom described in Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden (1885).75 1/8 oz $4.00 • 4 oz $48. 90 year-old Cloe Lowrey.25 • ½ oz $9.00 • 8 oz $57.50 5M $9.75 50M $33.50 385-Red Rapids One of the most beautiful in SSE’s collection of 1. 50 days. The dark red color develops best in cool spring or autumn weather.50 gorgeous as the most beautiful looseleafs.75 629-Red Leprechaun 50M $33. Excellent quality ±25.00 Looseleaf.50 bolt variety. Looseleaf.00 / 4 oz $36.75 5M $9. Packet (250 seeds) $2.org E CROP 772(OG)-Gold Rush Our perennial favorite.75 • ½ oz $12. 55 days. light green bases and mild flavor. ±28. Certified OrganiC.75 • ½ oz $12. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Looseleaf.024 lettuces.
50 223(OG)-Rouge d’Hiver (Red Winter) French heirloom first described in the 1880s. as Strawberry Cabbage Lettuce. Packet (250 seeds) $2. but not quite as frilly. Tender texture and excellent quality.75 5M $9.75 • ½ oz $12.50 1 oz $20. Looseleaf. dark limegreen leaf centers. Crisphead. Butterhead.50 • 25M $23.00 • 4 oz $48.00 • 8 oz $57. Marked with small deep reddish-brown mottling.75 • ½ oz $12. ±32. Looseleaf.lettuCe Looking for the darkest red looseleaf that we offer? Look no further. Packet (250 seeds) $2. A widely adapted variety that is often used in lettuce mixtures for market.75 50M $33.00 • 4 oz $48. Resists bolting and is widely adapted for outdoor plantings.50 Very hard-to-find French variety introduced in 1906 by C. Deeply cut. Looseleaf.75 5M $9.50 1 oz $20.50 • 100M $57. Use as a leaf lettuce after heads are cut.75 • 10M $13. twisted. fairly wide mid-ribs. Looseleaf. One of the most vivid deep red lettuces available to home gardeners and market growers. but also performs well when grown in a greenhouse. Upright wide leaves are frilled.50 • 100M $57.25 977(OG)-Red Velvet 631(OG)-Reine des Glaces (Ice Queen) textured. 45–55 days. Developed by the USDA in 1946. C ertified O rganiC . For spring.75 50M $33. because here it is. ±26.000 seeds/ oz. Large compact plants produce the entire summer.75 50M $33.org fax: 563-382-6511 .50 A beautiful broad savoyed red-tipped cutting lettuce from Milan.75 50M $33. Mild sweet pleasant flavor. Tops of leaves are solid reddish-maroon.800 seeds/oz.50 All American Selections medal winner in 1987 and although a rather recent introduction.75 • ¼ oz $7.75 1/8 oz $4. 55 days. Extremely beautiful bright red color. Packet (250 seeds) $2. 50–55 days. ±24. 55 days. Produces a compact 10–12" head with a green heart and brownish-red leaves.00 • 8 oz $57. 12" across and 6–8" tall. pointed leaves resemble endive in appearance. C ertified O rganiC . C. ±30.50 Spectacularly colorful lettuce that has extremely dark red leaves with frilled edges.75 • 10M $13. 45–60 days. Packet (250 seeds) $2.800 seeds/oz.50 • 25M $23. 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.75 • ½ oz $12. Thick clusters of light green frilled leaves.00 • 8 oz $57. Romaine.75 • 1/8 oz $4.50 • 100M $57. 60 days. Extremely slow to bolt.50 • 250M $87. Similar to Rossimo.75 • ¼ oz $7.75 • 10M $13. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • ½ oz $12. 12" across and 5–8" tall. 6–8" tall and 10–12" wide. Mild flavor.00 • 8 oz $43.75 • ¼ oz $7. blistered and heavily Uniform attractive plants form tight erect rosettes.75 • ¼ oz $7. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Looseleaf. Morse & Co.50 • 250M $87. Curled and blistered leaf edges are tinged with red.50 634(OG)-Slobolt A long-time garden standard.75 1/8 oz $4. Packet (250 seeds) $2. ±26.50 • 100M $57.50 Slow-bolting variety.75 5M $9.200 seeds/oz. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • ½ oz $12. Extremely slow to bolt and the taste does not turn bitter even while bolting. ±22.00 • 8 oz $57. C ertified O rganiC .50 Upright growth habit. Packet (250 seeds) $2.50 • 25M $23.50 1 oz $20. and the backs are green tinged with maroon.000 seeds/oz. very few commercial sources still exist.50 1 oz $20. 45–55 days. Plants are 6" tall and 12" wide. ideal for summer plantings. Looseleaf. 50–60 days.75 1/8 oz $4. Tender. Darker green than most varieties of lettuce and very slow to bolt. 60 days.00 4 oz $36.00 • 8 oz $57.800 seeds/oz.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.50 • 250M $87. Loose leaf. Plants seldom exceed 7–9" in diameter. Better color in cold weather.75 • ¼ oz $7. Reddishbrown leaves are oval with wavy frilled margins.00 • 4 oz $48.00 • 4 oz $48. Italy. 62 days. C ertified O rganiC . SSE is proud to have re-introduced this variety in 2002.25 • ½ oz $9. Absolutely striking appearance that continues to amaze us each season.50 1 oz $20. Crinkled leaves are ideal for early spring salads and are very showy when mixed with other green lettuces. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 10M $13.50 • 250M $87.75 5M $9.00 • 4 oz $48. Backs of leaves are light green. Dark green deeply-cut pointed lacy leaves.seedsavers.25 ¼ oz $6. summer and fall planting. Medium to dark green crisp heart.75 1/8 oz $4. Stays crisp even on hot days. Heads are slow to bolt.75 • 1 oz $20.75 1/8 oz $4.50 • 25M $23.
50 days. Lollo Rossa.50 637 (OG) -Yugoslavian Red Red-tinged leaves form somewhat loose heads that can measure up to 12" across.00 4 oz $48.org phone: 563-382-5990 . C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . 40–55 days. Butterhead.75 5M $9.seedsavers. we have put together a mixture of cutting lettuces containing equal amounts of the following eight varieties: Amish Deer Tongue. Australian Yellowleaf. Excellent mild flavor.75 • 10M $13. 55 days.50 • 100M $57.50 • 250M $87.75 5M $9. Certified OrganiC.50 • 25M $23.50 • 25M $23.75 50M $33.00 • 8 oz $57. According to Heirloom Vegetable Gardening by SSE member William Woys Weaver.75 • 10M $13. whose Mennonite family brought it to Waterloo County. The plants measure only 7" in diameter and form loose heads. Cutting the head in half exposes solid green interior leaves and an almost white center.75 50M $33.75 • 1/8 oz $4.75 • 10M $13. Crisphead. The Martin family immigrated to America from Germany. and earlier from Holland in 1660.75 50M $33.50 • 100M $57.75 50M $33.50 • 25M $23. ±26. Pablo.75 50M $33.75 • 10M $13. Red Velvet and Reine des Glaces. Butterhead. vitamin rich. A great variety for home and market use. Start cutting at 40 days. 45–60 days. Looseleaf. PA. Black seeded. 65–70 days.50 • 100M $57.50 Sent to SSE in 1983 by Mark Reusser. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Packet(250seeds)$2.75 ¼ oz $7. Bronze Arrowhead. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 5M $9.50 • 250M $87.75 5M $9. Ontario in 1799 in a covered wagon from Lancaster County. one of our most popular varieties of lettuce.50 391(OG)-Tennis Ball Introduced to gardeners in the 1850s and listed by 116 seedsmen in 1904.50 • 25M $23. Packet (250 seeds) $2.50 39(OG)-Speckled Speckled 1024-Seed Savers Due to numerous requests over the years from our customers.50 • 100M $57. Slow to bolt.50 • 1 oz $20.75 • 5M $9. C ertified O rganiC .75 • ½ oz $12. Packet (250 seeds) $2.50 • 250M $87. Fine distinct flavor and good texture.400 seeds/oz.50 636(OG)-Webb’s Wonderful English crisphead type. C ertified O rganiC . Very large and robust heads with crumpled leaves.50 • 25M $23. recommended for planting in the South. Forellenschuss. His father obtained it from Urias Martin.75 • 10M $13. Packet (250 seeds) $2.50 • 250M $87. C ertified O rganiC . tennis ball lettuces were often pickled in salt brine during the 17th and 18th centuries.50 • 100M $57. holds at market stage well. stands well in heat.lettuCe tangy flavor.50 • 250M $87.50 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. Looseleaf. Small tight rosettes of light green leaves.
50 624-Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch Dwarf Blue Red Russian Blue Solaize Italian heirloom that dates back to the eighteenth century. Started appearing in American catalogs at the end of the 1880s.700 seeds/oz. C ertified O rganiC .50 An English heirloom. extremely hardy.50 • 10M $15.75 1. 53–65 days from transplant.000 seeds/oz.00 Vigorous 18–36" plants have frilly purpleveined blue-green leaves tinged with reddishpurple. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Packet (100 seeds) $2.seedsavers. A light frost improves flavor and sweetness.75 • 5M $9. the stalk retains its tenderness and mild flavor. excellent delicious flavor that is enhanced by frost.50 • 10M $15. 9–15" long by 2–3" diameter. Blue-green strap-like leaves that are 3" wide by 10–18" long. also known as The Lyon.600 seeds/oz. Very tender.00 Enormous size.75 • ¼ oz $5. 110–135 days from transplant. Packet (100 seeds) $2.50 • 1 oz $13.75 • 1.50 • 1 oz $13.50 • 1 oz $13.50 638-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. with thick solid pure-white stalks. Documented since 1885. medium dark blue-green fan-shaped leaves. 80–150 days from transplant. 62 days from transplant.25 ½ oz $8. Heavily savoyed texture. good buncher. 100–120 days from transplant.000 seeds $5. Best eaten when small and tender. Hardy to -10° F. 15–20" stalks. Nice mild flavor. ±10. up to 36". Packet (100 seeds) $2.00 623(OG)-Lacinato 625(OG)-Red Russian Prizetaker Christmas Henderson Bush members offer 36 varieties • Leek • Sieva Banana Boule d’Or Beautiful French heirloom.75 • ¼ oz $5.25 • ½ oz $8.75 • ½ oz $15.75 ¼ oz $9.000 seeds/oz. Packet (100 seeds) $2.000 seeds $5.75 ¼ oz $5. Packet (100 seeds) $2.50 • 1 oz $25. ±10. Even with its extremely large size.kale members offer 36 varieties • Kale • Low-growing plants are 12–15" tall with a 20–35" spread. 50-60 days from transplant.25 ½ oz $8. Good for short-season areas and winter harvest. Scottish variety introduced in the early 1800s. Stands well and maintains its color. mild sweet flavor. sweet medium-long shaft. C ertified O rganiC . Very large. Plants are very tall.75 5M $9. Tender white stalks. High in vitamin A. truly bluecolored leaves that turn violet after a cold spell. stands winter well.org fax: 563-382-6511 . ±12. ±9.
75 1 lb. Produces large quantities of 2–3 pound melons. spicy flavor.50 • 5 lb $45.75 ½ oz $5. Excellent home and market variety.75 608-Henderson Bush Considered by many to be the most divine and flavorful melon in the world. 60–75 days. Sweet orange flesh.75 1 lb $8.75 ½ oz $6. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Ready for picking when the freckles turn orange.50 • 5 lb $45. $8.seedsavers. Sweet.00 • 10 lb.00 • 5M $64.25 • 4 oz $28.75 ½ oz $5. ±530 seeds/oz.25 • 4 oz $28. An enormous melon. Long banana-shaped melon tapered at both ends. Virginia. Crenshaw-type. pale-green flesh is an absolute delight.50 • 1 oz $10. Packet (25 seeds) $2. salmon-pink flesh.00 • 1M seeds $20. Complex. Packet (25 seeds) $2.melOn • Lima Bean • members offer 113 varieties Produces beautiful large quarter-size flat white seeds with maroon spots and swirls.org phone: 563-382-5990 •25• . refreshingly sweet flesh.25 • 4 oz $20.25 • 500 seed pack $12. Woods & Sons.5M $40. Unusual dark green freckles dot the lighter green skin.00 Introduced as Wood’s Prolific Bush in 1885 by T. Produces nice crops under almost any conditions at Heritage Farm. Used as a green shell lima or dry. rather thick rind.00 • 2. almost extinct. Colorado as a “crate melon.00 According to The Cucurbits of New York.50 • 1 oz $10.5M $40. Dates back to the 1840s. Packet (25 seeds) $2.a.00 • 5M $64.00 • 10 lb. perfect for two people. ±10. lightly netted. ±1. Good sweet spicy flavor. ±10. Grown by John Bidwell (1819–1900). Ripe melons have a heavenly fragrance. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Sweet.75 ½ oz $6.25 • 4 oz $28.5M $40.25 • 1 oz $7. juicy.040 seeds/oz. Pole habit. Smooth yellow skin. Packet (25 seeds) $2. C ertified O rganiC . California. Very hard to find. The seeds were then sold to Peter Henderson of New York and renamed in 1887. salmon flesh. great sweet flavor. Small fruits weigh 1–2 pounds. 5" long by 6" diameter. Packet (50 seeds) $2. ±930 seeds/oz. 75–85 days. 75–90 days.75 Lacinato 926-Crane 609-Sieva E CROP ILUR FA E • Melon • members offer 161 varieties 40(OG)-Amish Heirloom from the Amish community. Excellent flavor.” Ribbed fruits have sweet orange flesh and weigh about 1–2 pounds. netted fruits. Translates as “Delight of the Table.000 seeds/lb. this variety has been listed as a novelty for as long as American seed catalogs have been in print. extremely popular with members of SSE for many years.00 • 5M $64.75 1 lb $8.50 • 1 oz $10.00 2. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .00 ILUR FA 1407-Boule d’Or 607-Christmas 1206-Charantais (a. 85–90 days.00 1M seeds $20. Bears even during extreme heat.00 Good in the South.” Amy Goldman. ±900 seeds/oz. Very adaptable variety. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 75–80 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 • 5 lb. California. Senator who procured his stock-seed from the USDA in 1869. Not a typical muskmelon. 90–95 days. 70–85 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 • 1 oz $7. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Typically the size of a grapefruit and weighs about 2 pounds. W. but also grows well in the North where it matures in cooler conditions. Sweet orange flesh is very juicy with full muskmelon flavor.75 250 seed pack $7. 3–5 pounds. Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 Introduced in the 1920s by Oliver Crane whose family has farmed for six generations near Santa Rosa.75 • ½ oz $6.75 Giant Musselburgh Introduced in 1895 by T. about 1 pound. so big that you will not believe it is real! Loaded with 12–14" long by 9" wide fruits weighing 12–16 pounds each.00 1M seeds $20. C ertified O rganiC .25 • 4 oz $20. Very hard to find. 65–80 days. Smooth round melons mature to a creamy grayish-yellow with green stripes. 95–110 days.k. a Civil War General and U. 60–75 days. Hard yellow skin. 75–100 days.25 • 4 oz $28.75 1207(OG)-Early Silver Line One of the most productive melons we grow at Heritage Farm. Bush habit. Golden Perfection) Famous French melon listed by Vilmorin in 1885. Dark green 9–10' vines. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 80–100 days. $75.000 seeds/lb. W.50 1 oz $10. white. sugary flavored flesh that can be eaten right down to the rind.75 • 250 seed pack $7. Oval fruits are 8–9" long and weigh 4–7 pounds. ±820 seeds/oz.00 1031(OG)-Eden’s Gem Early maturing variety developed in 1905 at Rocky Ford. Fruits will keep for several weeks if kept cool and dry.25 932-Banana 1204-Bidwell Casaba This melon hails from Chico. Sure to be favorably received. these melons have a crisp.00 927-Early Hanover Amish Bidwell Casaba www. Light orange flesh. $75. Rich flavor with heavy yields. Sure cropper even in the North and during adverse weather. author of Melons for the Passionate Grower (available on page 89) claims this is one of her all-time favorites and “may cause drooling. Woods & Sons of Richmond. 16–24" long by 4" diameter.75 250 seed pack $7. $45. 80–90 days. ±820 seeds/oz.25 • 500 seed pack $12. ±360 seeds/lb.S. Pole habit.” Softball-sized.75 ½ oz $6.00 • 10 lb $75.00 • 2. broad flat medium-green 3–4" pods.75 become a member—save 10% CROP 1408-Delice de la Table French heirloom listed by Vilmorin in 1885.25 500 seed pack $12. teardrop-shaped. Reportedly attained “immense popularity” in that region.
noted in the garden of Bishop of Rennes nearly 400 years ago. Round 3-4" fruits. thick golden yellow flesh. Rediscovered on the Island of Bizard. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 250 seed pack $7. Extremely dark green skin. 70–80 days.00 •26• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. Large. C ertified O rganiC . sweet orange flesh. exceptional when grown on landscape fabric or plasic mulch.75 969-Oka (Bizard Island Strain) 1476 (OG)-Petit Gris de Rennes 362(OG)-Minnesota Midget Extra-early variety. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Whitishgreen flesh. Quebec.00 • 5M $64. Introduced Excellent French melon. In the 1930s. Tender skin. highly flavored.00 • 2. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Quebec. 75–80 days. spicy green flesh. described 12 varieties suitable for the garden. year after year. 75 days.75 Introduced in 1905 by T. Francisville. Edible to the rind. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Wonderful aroma.00 • 5M $64. Very productive. Hearts of Gold was the most popular variety grown for market in the entire Midwest region. 60–75 days.25 • 4 oz $20.50 • 1 oz $10.5M $40.00 Introduced by W. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Round 2–4 pound fruit with yellow-orange rind and slight ribs that are green and very attractive. 80–85 days.040 seeds/oz. aromatic. The most popular melon of that period. Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 • 500 seed pack $12.00 • 2. 80–85 days.25 • 500 seed pack $12.25 • 500 seed pack $12. ±1. 70–90 days.75 ½ oz $5. C ertified O rganiC . Sure to be a new family favorite.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 Introduced in 1952 by Elmer James Healy of St.00 • 5M $64. very reliable. Jr. handle with care. high sugar content. ±850 seeds/oz. Packet (25 seeds) $2.melOn Emerald Gem Green Nutmeg Ha'Ogen Healy’s Pride Hearts of Gold Hollybrook Luscious Jenny Lind Minnesota Midget by Univ. and Nutmeg was ranked as one of “the very best. ±870 seeds/oz. Canada. aromatic. seed was offered to gardeners in 1924 by Joseph Breck & Sons of Boston.75 250 seed pack $7. Oka was a cross of the green-fleshed Montreal Market and Banana. 80 days. ripening to mostly orange mottled with green.5M $40.50 • 1 oz $10. sweet flavor described as having a unique spiciness.00 • 1M seeds $20. 80–90 days. ±990 seeds/oz.25 500 seed pack $12. Vines seldom over 3' long.25 • 4 oz $28.25 4 oz $28.00 2. Virginia. hailed as “altogether unapproached in delicious flavor and luscious beyond description. Good quality.75 250 seed pack $7. Atlee Burpee in 1886 from seed sent by William Voorhees of Benzie County. Sweet old-time muskmelon flavor. Sweet.00 • 2. Resistant to fusarium wilt. Heavy producer.75 ½ oz $6. W. C ertified O rganiC .5M $40. Illinois.00 1M seeds $20.50 • 4 oz $32. Michigan. Small 2–2½ pound fruits are slightly ribbed and have a striking small button or knob on the blossom end. ±790 seeds/oz.75 861(OG)-Emerald Gem Developed by Roland Morrill and introduced about 1895 and its name was granted a trademark on December 15. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . Packet (25 seeds) $2. Grey-green rind.00 1M seeds $20.seedsavers.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Dark-green oblong melons are 9½" by 8" in diameter.” Pale orange rich juicy flesh is sweet and somewhat spicy in flavor.75 • 250 seed pack $7. 2–3 pound fruits. of MN in 1948. Packet (25 seeds) $2. weigh 8–10 pounds.25 • 1 oz $7. Fruits weigh 2–3 pounds. SSE is pleased to re-introduce this great old melon back into the seed trade. almost black when immature. 90–110 days from transplant.75 ½ oz $6. orange flesh.00 In 1863 Fearing Burr.50 • 1 oz $12.5M $40.75 • ½ oz $6. juicy. flavorful. heavily netted melons weigh up to 10 pounds.” High yields of melons that weigh 2–3 pounds.00 • 5M $64. Vigorous plants with coarse heavy vines and large leaves. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 One of the easiest to grow and most luxurious of all melons. Woods & Sons of Richmond.75 211-Jenny Lind Bred around 1912 by Father Athanase of the Trappist Monastery at La Trappe.75 ½ oz $8. sweet and juicy.25 364-Hearts of Gold 1208(OG)-Noir des Carmes 210-Green Nutmeg 928-Hollybrook Luscious 1032-Ha'Ogen Israeli variety. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 70–90 days. After a few years of refining. 1914. juicy. Fruits typically weigh 2–3 pounds and have firm. Superbly sweet.50 • 1 oz $10. highly flavored and aromatic. Great flavor and texture.25 • 4 oz $28. high quality flesh. pale orange thick sweet flesh is fine textured.
sweet and highly flavored.00 • 5M $64.75 Introduced in 1947 by F. sweet flesh.25 • 4 oz $20.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• .75 • ½ oz $8. Woodruff and Sons of Milford.25 • 500 seed pack $12. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Fruits keep 1-2 days after slipping. sweet flesh.50 1 oz $12. great shipper.5M $40. The fragrance when fully ripe is incredible.75 • ½ oz $6.25 Released in 1966 by the late Professor Elwyn Meader. refreshingly sweet flesh. Connecticut.75 (a. Almost round 6½" fruits weigh 5–8 pounds. 85 days. A good variety to trellis. Hard shelled with firm. ±1.00 1M seeds $20. Unique for specialty markets.75 • ½ oz $6.50 1 oz $10. 88–95 days. 85–95 days.00 • 2. H.50 1 oz $10.25 • 4 oz $28. Very beautiful appearance and almost too pretty to eat! Good drought tolerance.75 • ½ oz $6. 90–100 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2. The fragrance is powerful.260 seeds/oz. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds) $2. Well suited for direct seeding in far northern.50 1 oz $10. Very hard shell.25 • 4 oz $28. similar to Queen Anne’s.75 Sweet Granite become a member—save 10% www.75 • ½ oz $5.k. ±760 seeds/oz.970 seeds/ oz.75 to appear in American markets.50 • 4 oz $32.75 250 seed pack $7. Excellent for home and market gardens. keeps well. orange-fleshed fruits have light netting and weigh 2-3 pounds.75 • ½ oz $6. sweet. The fruits are vibrant yellow with dark orange zigzag stripes. 80–90 days. ±2. Victorian women carried these in their pockets for the perfume-like qualities.270 seeds/oz.25 • 4 oz $28. Oblong.75 A fabulous Midwest heirloom originally introduced to the seed trade in 1937 by Robert Buist Company.50 1 oz $10. Great old-fashioned flavor long associated with roadside stand melons. ±780 seeds/oz. Velvety skin has jagged orange and yellow stripes. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Small golden yellow. Plum Granny or Dudaim Melon) Almost spherical fruits are 3½" long by 2½" diameter. this is the variety to grow. Prescott will not slip. ±2. but Tigger weighs about 1 pound and the white flesh is semi-sweet. 85–95 days.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. Like all rock melons. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Heavy yields of footballshaped 4–8 pound fruits. Thin white flesh is edible.seedsavers. Thick apricot-colored flesh. Fruits weigh 4–9 pounds and have beautifully warted skin and dense. ±850 seeds/oz. softball-sized melons have crisp. but bland. Packet (25 seeds) $2. coastal and mountain climates. If you only have room to grow one melon and do not want to be disappointed.25 • 4 oz $28. Packet (25 seeds) $2.a. Originated in Armenia.25 1 oz $7. Grown for its powerfully fragrant fruits.
Imported from Italy.75 ¼ oz $8. ±500 seeds/oz. ±480 seeds/oz.” Averages 2 pounds. Yields over a 6-week period if kept picked. best for fresh use. 100–120 days from transplant. Yellow 642-Silver Queen (a . Firm.a . Light whitishgreen pods grow to 7" long.k .50 1347-Yellow of Parma First listed in 1834 by Hovey & Co.50 • 1 lb $12. globe-shaped variety. Average size is 1 pound. 60–75 days.50 5lb $56. Yellow Yellow of Parma SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.75 • 4 oz $5.75 395-Red Wethersfield New! 1510-Hill Country Red • Onion • members offer 46 varieties Introduced in 1887 by David Murray. 50–64 days. straw color. deep purplish-red skin. ±500 seeds/oz. Tender 6–8" pods. ±790 seeds/lb. solid.25 1 oz $10. ±8.75 Bred by Leon Robbins at Clemson University after eight years of careful selection. 100 days from transplant.75 • 8 oz $7.25 • 10lb $101. Plants grow 6–7' tall. North Carolina. One of the best for storage. sweet flesh.25 • 1 oz $10. ±7.25 1 lb $14.75 • ½ oz $7. Vines grow 5–6' tall and are heavy producers of 2" pods. Fine quality.75 • ¼ oz $4.00 One of the most unique varieties in SSE’s okra collection of 129 varieties.seedsavers. Mentioned as early as 1734 by Philip Miller.75 ¼ oz $4. Vigorous branched 6' tall plants.75 4 oz $5.50 • 1 lb $12. Fat 3” pods are green with red tips and ribs. golden. Attractive 4' plant with green leaves and burgundy stems. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Developed by growers in Wethersfield. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Large flattened globe. Cipol lini) Italian heirloom traditionally pickled.75 • 8 oz $9.75 397-Clemson Spineless Heirloom variety from Hyde County.org fax: 563-382-6511 .200 seeds/oz. ±7. described as “Handsome. Grows to 3–4" diameter and skin will turn yellowish-bronze color. 100 days from transplant. Full of the good okra flavor popular in the hill regions of the south. Packet (100 seeds) $2. 60 days. ±5.75 4 oz $5. branches and leaf ribs.000 seeds/oz.75 • 8 oz $9.75 399-Red Burgundy members offer 547 varieties • Pea • 394-Borettana. Packet(100seeds)$2.25 • 1 lb $14.75 Hard-to-find Italian heirloom.75 643-Star of David milder climates.75 • ½ oz $7. 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. AAS winner in 1939. Packet (100 seeds) $2.25 • 1 oz $10. Very nice for using fresh. Vigorous plants grow 3–5' tall. upright globe-shaped bulbs. exceptionally uniform straight deep-green spineless ribbed pods are ideally harvested when 3" long. not extended storage. ±350 seeds/oz. 60 days from transplant. it is ideal for kabobs. with small neck.75 4 oz $4.00 Beautiful 5-6’ red-stemmed plants do well in summer heat and drought.75 • ¼ oz $4. productive. Purple coloration on top of leaf petioles and major leaf veins.75 • ½ oz $7. Packet (100 seeds) $2. ±500 seeds/oz.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. Packet (100 seeds) $2. late-maturing onion with handsome. gardener for the Marquis of Ailsa.00 • 1 oz $22. A cross between Danver’s Yellow and Cranston’s Excelsior. An excellent pickling variety. Excellent mild flavor. Best used fresh during the summer.700 seeds/oz. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Named because pod cross-sections look like the Star of David. Extremely fat pods grow 5–6" long and 1½" across.000 seeds/oz. 55– 60 days. Best picked about 3" long.75 • 8 oz $9. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Snap. If harvested when small (2" diameter and ¾" thick).75 4 oz $4. An exhibition variety. Tender when young.25 • 1 lb $14.75 • ½ oz $14. fine flavor.Okra • Okra • members offer 64 varieties Still the most popular open-pollinated variety on the market. Connecticut. fairly firm pink-tinged white flesh with red concentric circles. Nice long bottleshaped bulbs.75 392-Ailsa Craig A top-quality. Great producer at Heritage Farm. 60-70 days. Delicate and sweet even when the seeds develop.75 • 8 oz $7. one of the earliest garden writers. 110 days from transplant.75 • 1lb $12. 80 days. large. 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. good flavor.
Spectacular plants are beautiful enough to grow as an ornamental. ±790 seeds/lb. heavycropping variety. Excellent yields of sweet green peas. Medium-size vines grow 24–28" tall.00 • 5M $67. Packet (50 seeds) $2. C ertified O rganiC .25 5lb $43.25 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. Good for cold-frame production. or plant them along the edges of pots or containers. Tom Thumb. M. Sent to the USDA for trial in 1903 and introduced by W. Vigorous 5–6' tall plants. Packet (50 seeds) $2.org phone: 563-382-5990 . Packet (100 seeds) $2. Best eaten when small. a standard home and market variety. The only yellow-colored edible podded pea in SSE’s collection of 1. reportedly down to 20˚ F. Very early. well suited for steaming or in stir-fry. Limited supplies this season. Atlee Burpee in 1904. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 62–70 days. Excellent quality eating pea. 60–75 days.seedsavers.50 • 5M $41. Edible podded.50 new Hill Country Red 941-Sutton’s Harbinger 229-Dwarf Gray Sugar 1177-Tom Thumb This group of peas. We think this pea from the 1800s still has great value today for gardeners as the most dwarf pea for pot culture.75 • 5 lb $26.75 1 lb $5. Edible podded. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . Tall 6' plants. Very heavy.50 • 10M $66. Shell. beautiful two-toned purple flowers and bright lemon-yellow pods.75 • 5M $55. Broad pale-green 3–4" pods are stringless and fiber-free.50 10M $121. 60–70 days. A great tasting little piece of the past that’s still available today.75 • 250 seeds $5. excellent for stir-fry. Shell. Vines grow from 2–3' tall and require trellising. Plants 28–32" tall. Shell. Seeds are tan with purple flecks. beautiful purple blossoms.pea good steamed or added to other vegetables. Packet (50 seeds) $2.00 • 5M $67. Beautiful purple flowers. Soup.75 1M $15. Productive Dutch strain known as Blauwschokkers. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (50 seeds) $2. 50–55 days. 80–85 days. Thrives in poor soil.00 • 5M $67. Ferry & Co. Shell. Pods are almost always borne in doubles.50 230(OG)-Golden Sweet Collected at a market in India.75 • 1lb $9. refers to extreme dwarf plant habits. Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 Introduced in England in 1898 and received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1901.50 400(OG)-Green Arrow An English main crop variety.25 1M $15. can be dried and added to soups. Vines grow 24–30" and do not require staking. Crossed the Atlantic in 1903. Packet (100 seeds) $2. 52–60 days.75 1M $10. of which many strains of Tom Thumb peas have existed in the past. Perfect for indoor or outdoor table centerpieces. 50–55 days. ±790 seeds/lb.50 1176(OG)-British Wonder Introduced in England by Taber and Cullen in 1890. Plants are low growing and spread laterally along the ground.75 • 1M $15.75 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. Slim pointed pods are 4–5" long and contain 8–11 small deep-green peas.75 • 1M $15. C ertified O rganiC . 60 days.200 peas.50 10M $121. Soak dry seeds overnight before cooking. Edible podded.25 • 10 lb $47.50 Introduced in 1892 by D.50 • 10M $121.75 • 10lb $82. great for your guests to snack on! Plants are able to withstand hard frosts. reliable production.
org fax: 563-382-6511 .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. Good disease resistance. red-skinned variety. 95 days. nice for making colorful chips. relatively low starch.50 Our most popular variety. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . 2½ lb bag $10.00 5 lb bag $16.25 25 lb bag $62. rounded oval potatoes with straw-beige skin. Yellow-tan skin with light yellow flesh.00 5 lb bag $16. very reliable and easy to grow.00 5 lb bag $16.00 • 5 lb bag $16. good for boiling. 2½ lb bag $10. Creamy yellow flesh. roasting or steaming. Deep golden flesh with moist creamy texture.pOtatO members offer 483 varieties • Potato • All Blue All Red Austrian Crescent Deep blue skin.00 Bred by AgCanada and selected at the Fredricton Research Station. Introduced to SSE members by Robert Lobitz in 1984.75 • 25 lb bag $100. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . 95–100 days. regardless of the weather conditions. baking or frying. Widely used in potato salads.25 • 25 lb Bag $62. delicate flavor. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . New Brunswick in 1969. great for soups. Low starch content makes this variety a good boiling potato for salads or any dish that requires potatoes to retain their shape.25 • 25 lb bag $62.75 5 lb bag $23. This variety is always in high demand and our supply is never enough. good keeper. so please order early! 95 days.50 846(OG)-All Blue 847(OG)-All Red Caribe Carola Desiree 1409(OG)-Austrian Crescent A good choice for boiling. 2½ lb bag $10. Prolific yields of 4–8 ounce fingerlings that can reach up to 10" long. 90–110 days. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . C ertified O rganiC .00 5 lb bag $16. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . Quite large in ideal conditions. an excellent choice for a general cooking potato. High mineral content.seedsavers. 2½ lb bag $13. A good choice for baking and frying.50 SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. blue flesh with a thin white line just under the skin. 90–110 days. 2½ lb bag $10. Considered the best producing redfleshed. rich flavor. Snow-white flesh. 2½ lb bag $10. Maintains new potato qualities for months in root cellar. boiling or fried.25 • 25 lb Bag $62. Excellent when harvested as young new potatoes. Consistently a good producer at Heritage Farm. When boiled the color turns to a light blue.25 • 25 lb bag $62. 90–110 days. Heavy yields of medium-sized. good yields.50 Red skin with delicate pale pink flesh.
This is the classic European gourmet potato. 90–110 days. 2½ lb bag $13. best when used fresh.00 savings.25 • 25 lb bag $62. 2½ lb bag $13. mashing. snow-white flesh is excellent for mashing. Always one of our favorite allpurpose potatoes.00 5 lb bag $16. Bred and selected by AgCanada and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food in 1966. Very versatile and good for any style of preparation. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . Rumored to have been smuggled into America in a horse’s feedbag in the 1800s. Perfect for German potato salad. 2½ lb bag $10. 100–120 days.50 Scottish variety that was introduced to Ireland in 1917.50 1367(OG)-Purple Viking Quickly gaining the reputation of a great tasting. Good for boiling. 2½ lb bag $10. waxy texture and a nice nutty flavor. Very good yields. so they can more easily find their way from Seed Savers' vast collection to your garden. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .50 USDA Certified Seed Potatoes. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .75 5 lb bag $23. Round tubers. become a member—save 10% www. April 12–14. Average tubers are 3½–4" in diameter. baking. perfect for baking and mashing. Depending upon how well the potatoes store. Certified crops are inspected during the growing season and in post-harvest tests to confirm the seed potatoes are free of. yellow flesh with firm. fine-grained white flesh and red eyes.00 5 lb bag $16. Yellow flesh actually appears to be buttered. Commands a high price both in the restaurant and fresh market trade. 1363(OG)-La Ratte 851(OG)-Yukon Gold A favorite among gardeners. 2½ lb bag $10.75 5 lb bag $23. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .00 5 lb bag $16.00 5 lb Bag $16. frying or baking.” A good choice for roasting. Excellent for long-term storage. C ertified O rganiC . 2½ pounds of fingerlings will plant 50' or more. golden-yellow. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .pOtatO 1361(OG)-French Fingerling This is a wonderful variety! The rose-colored skin covers its creamy yellow flesh. A choice variety for any preparation. 100–120 days. tubers are spread out over larger area than most potatoes. roasted or fried.org phone: 563-382-5990 •31• . 95–100 days. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .50 First place winner in Rodale’s Organic Gardening “Taste Off. Delicious flesh is drier than most other yellow varieties. roasting and chipping. 80–100 days.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. frying and especially for mashed potatoes. boiled.00 1368(OG)-Red Gold 1362(OG)-German Butterball Bred by Ag-Canada at the University of Guelph in 1970. mashing. One of the best for boiling. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . which represents a $20. not recommended for ex tended storage. 2½ lb bag $10. or April 26–28. You will get 20 pounds of potatoes for $67. Please call or check the website for end of the season specials.00 5 lb bag $16.00 849(OG)-Rose Finn Apple 1410(OG)-Kerr’s Pink 1491(OG)-Yellow Finn Exceptional buttery sweet flavor sets it apart from all other potatoes. Long uniform tubers.75 • 25 lb bag $100.75 • 25 lb bag $100.50 1047-The Potato Sampler Still not sure what to order? Let us select 8 varieties for you (6 standard and 2 fingerling). We cannot recommend this variety highly enough. SSE reserves the right to substitute a similar variety in case of a crop failure or shortage. 2010. 80–90 days. We find that steady watering throughout the season will minimize knobbiness.00 Exceptionally waxy texture. Potatoes can be planted as soon as the soil can be worked. 2½ lb bag $10. Beautiful reddish orange skin with creamy. 80–100 days.25 • 25 lb Bag $62. semi-moist flesh. consumers and chefs. An excellent yielder for us at Heritage Farm. steaming or roasting. Excellent variety for baking. 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. 2½ lb bag $10. Especially good for potato salad or as a boiled potato. Good disease resistance.25 • 25 lb bag $62. March 29–31. 90–100 days.25 • 25 lb bag $62. an absolute delight to cook with.seedsavers. Excellent yields and a great keeper. slightly sweet. Good keeper. frying.50. steamed. or extremely low in disease. A 2½ pound bag of regular potatoes will plant 25' of row.75 5 lb bag $23.50 Long prized by French chefs as a top quality fingerling. Peeling is not necessary or recommended. Russeted skin and buttery yellow flesh. Potato Planting Guide and Shipping Instructions SSE offers only USDA Certified Seed Potatoes. Productive plants.00 5 lb bag $16. general purpose potato. holds together very well. 2½ lb bag $13. but in a good year it can produce even larger tubers. Excellent storage qualities. 100–120 days. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .25 • 25 lb bag $62. Each package of potatoes contains a detailed planting guide. lightpink skin. Then you can start your own list of favorites and share your comments with us! Item # 1047 $67. it may be possible to ship after the April 26–28 shipping date.25 • 25 lb bag $62. Excellent keeper.75 • 25 lb bag $100. A good standard variety with excellent flavor. grilled.
Good flavor. Good flavor.25 Ornamental 12–16" plants completely covered with thin tapered fruits 1" long by ¼" wide. 70–80 days from transplant. Fruits are borne in clusters of 4–6. Heat •4• Packet (50 seeds) $2.25 • 500 seed pack $9. 90 days from transplant.25 Highly ornamental and useful in the kitchen.org fax: 563-382-6511 .75 250 seed pack $7.75 • ½ oz $22. Heat •4 • Packet (50 seeds) $2. 9 0 0 seed s / oz . Heat •2• Packet (50 seeds) $2. Productive.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. 90 days from transplant.75 • 1 oz $38.50 ¼ oz $13. ±3. Ripens from creamwhite to orange to red.50 • 1 oz $45.50 645(OG)-Aurora 1041-Beaver Dam Extremely productive 18" tall plants.75 1 oz $38. Heat •2• Packet (50 seeds) $2. Extremely productive plants are loaded with round.75 250 seed pack $7.25 320-Bulgarian Carrot 1212-Alma Paprika One of our favorites. Very nice for containers.75 250 seed pack $6. •32• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.50 • ½ oz $27.50 • ½ oz $27.50 500 seed pack $8.200 seeds/oz.25 Dark green.75 • 500 seed pack $12. Crunchy flesh. and Ancho when red and dried. distinctive rich flavor. heart-shaped.200 seeds/oz.50 • 500 seed pack $8.50 • ½ oz $27. 80 days from transplant.75 250 seed pack $7.50 1M seeds $20. purple and green foliage. or for fresh eating. but also a great sweet pepper. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2. 90 days from transplant.600 seeds/oz.50 • 500 seed pack $8.75 • 250 seed pack $6. Upright fruiting habit. The standard Mexican variety for sauces and stuffing.75 250 seed pack $6. 60–75 days from transplant.75 • 250 seed pack $6. Green foliage is highlighted by purple veins and beautiful purple flowers.00 • 2. Sturdy plants grow 30–36" tall.000 seeds/oz.75 1(OG)-Chervena Chushka The best performing pepper during the record-setting cold and wet summer of 2004 at Heritage Farm. tapered fruits 1½" long.75 250 seed pack $6. ripen from green to yellow to orange to brilliant red.50 • 1 oz $45. Cal led Poblano w hen fresh and green. Flesh is brightred and very sweet.75 1 oz $38. ±4. Heat •1• Packet (50 seeds) $2.25 • 500 seed pack $9. ±13. Bulgarian heirloom traditionally used for roasting.50 ¼ oz $13.50 500 seed pack $8. 70–80 days from transplant.75 • ½ oz $22.5M $39. almost candy-like. Produces abundant yields of 3–4" fruits similar in shape to jalapenos. Heat • 3 • Certified OrganiC. Sure to be a favorite. Crunchy fruits are mildly hot when seeded. very thick-walled peppers. ±3. Packet (25 seeds) $2. He at • 0 • Packet (50 seeds) $2. 80 days from transplant. Slightly warm and very sweet.50 • 1 oz $45. Excellent when roasted.50 ¼ oz $13.75 • ½ oz $22. quite hot.75 ¼ oz $16. ripens from lavender to deep purple to orange and finally to red.75 250 seed pack $6.seedsavers. 3" by 4" almost black f r uits. Wisconsin in 1912 by the Joe Hussli family.75 ¼ oz $16.50 • ¼ oz $13.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. Fruits are 3-lobed and measure 4" long by 3".25 Extremely sweet and productive Polish heirloom. ±4.75 942-Aji Cristal Small 10–12" plants. crisp fruits ripen from green to red. Excellent hot citrus flavor is best when immature. but shiny black ripening to red. ±4200 seeds/oz. Florence Hussli recommends adding sliced raw rings to a cheese and bologna sandwich. Nice for containers. Very heavy set of 1" by 3½" fruits on large 3' plants.75 • 1 oz $38. Waxy fruits ripen light green to yellow to light reddish-orange.50 • 500 seed pack $8.50 • 500 seed pack $8. Heat •3• Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 ¼ oz $16. ±4. Fruit ripens from green to yellow-orange. sturdy plants.75 • 1 oz $38.75 • ½ oz $22. 70–80 days. Chile.25 • 500 seed pack $9. Excellent flavor. great for salsa. adds color and texture to chutneys and salsas. or for stuffed peppers.50 • 5M $63. Fruits are almost equally sweet when either green or red.50 • ¼ oz $13.75 Hungarian heirloom brought to Beaver Dam. ±4500 seeds/oz.300 seeds/oz.75 250 seed pack $7. ± 3 . Great flavor! Medium-sized plants grow 18-24" tall.75 • ½ oz $22.75 • 1 oz $38. Heat •3• Packet (50 seeds) $2. The best for drying and grinding for paprika.600 seeds/oz.50 ¼ oz $13.75 • ½ oz $22.
Heat •0 • C ertified O rganiC .25 • 5M $54. Heat •4• C ertified O rganiC . Excellent sweet flavor when fully ripe and average flavor when green. Heat •5• Packet (25 seeds) $2. Heat •3• Packet (50 seeds) $2. Heat •4• C ertified O rganiC .75 • ½ oz $22.75 • 250 seed pack $7.75 • 500 seed pack $12. Packet (25 seeds) $2. ±4.50 ¼ oz $13. Excellent citrus flavor. up to 12 fruits per plant. before turning to orange and then red. 1" wide by 3" long topshaped golden-yellow fruits. 80–85 days from transplant. nice for drying. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 Fatalii Feher Ozon Paprika Garden Sunshine 1214-Fatalii 1444(OG)-Chinese Ornamental Literally hundreds of fruits per plant. Beautiful variegated foliage on 18–24" plants.500 seeds/oz. but very hot.50 The hottest pepper we offer.25 2. 90 days from transplant. Excellent choice for pots. ripen from green to brown to red. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 1M seeds $20. Sturdy plants grow 24–30" tall and are loaded with habanero-type. ±5. can be kept alive for several seasons.50 • 5M $63.75 • 2.75 250 seed pack $7.org phone: 563-382-5990 •33• .seedsavers.50 • 5M $82.75 • 250 seed pack $6.75 250 seed pack $6. 70–75 days from transplant.75 971-Fish Pre-1870s African-American heirloom. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 1M seeds $17. providing a nice long display. slightly curved fruits are 2" at the shoulder by 4–5" long. 80 days from transplant.5M $51.75 250 seed pack $6.5M $34.900seeds/oz. shiny green fruits ripen to a rich chocolate brown. 85 days from transplant.75 235(OG)-Cyklon 1042-Garden Sunshine Extremely productive.75 All-around excellent paprika pepper for quality and performance.50 • ½ oz $27.pepper Candlelight Chervena Chushka Chinese Ornamental Chocolate Beauty Cyklon Tapered fruits are 2" at the shoulder by 6" long. Great for pots. Creamy yellow fruits hold for weeks on the short 12–16" plants.25 1M seeds $25. 80 days from transplant. Heat • 0 • Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • ¼ oz $16. Very few seeds. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 Fish become a member—save 10% www. 80–100 days from transplant. ripen from cream with green stripes to orange with brown stripes to all red. Very productive variety for home and market. dependable sweet pepper. Used extensively by the spice industry in Poland because of its ease of drying.25 236-Feher Ozon Paprika Bulgarian Carrot 1342-Chocolate Beauty Dark. Extremely productive plants produce 3" by 4–5" long fruits that have exceptionally sweet flesh. The ripe fruits hold for weeks on the plants. Pendant fruits 2–3" long. tapered.75 250 seed pack $10. Red.50 • 500 seed pack $8.25 500 seed pack $9. Extended harvest period.00 • 2.25 Polish pepper that is quite hot with good flavor.75 • 1 oz $38.00 • 500 seed pack $16.5M $39.75 500 seed pack $10. Best used when creamy yellow or orange. 90 days from transplant. ±3.75 • ½ oz $22.50 ¼ oz $13.50 1 oz $45. Traditionally used in oyster and crab houses around Chesapeake Bay.000 seeds/lb. Perfect for salsa. Tiny ½" long fruits all point up and ripen from green to red and hold on the plants for an extended period.50 • 500 seed pack $8.75 • 1 oz $38.
±4.50 2. ripening from yellow to orange to red.800 seeds/oz. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 ¼ oz $27.75 • 250 seed pack $9. compact 16–18" plants are absolutely loaded with peach-colored fruits.50 • ½ oz $45.50 650-Golden Treasure Healthy Hot Portugal Joe’s Long Cayenne 1305-Habanero.75 • 5M $68. not for the timid! 95–100 days from transplant.75 • 1 oz $62. 70 days from transplant.75 250 seed pack $9. From SSE member James Weaver. Developed at the Institute of Vegetable Breeding and Seed Production on the west edge of Moscow.75 500 seed pack $16. ±7. Plants 36" tall and produce enormous amounts of fruits.300 seeds/oz. Mustard Excellent Italian heirloom variety. Heat •4• C ertified O rganiC . Peach 484-Habanero. hundreds of golden yellow fruits.pepper Peppers are rated on a heat scale of • 0 (sweet) through 5 (hot) • From the Republic of Georgia. Productive 32" plants.25 • 500 seed pack $9. 80 days from transplant. Variegated foliage.600 seeds/oz.75 • 250 seed pack $9. Heat •5 • Packet (25 seeds)$2.25 • 500 seed pack $9. 95–100 days from transplant.50 • 1M seeds $22. good for pickling or drying. Michigan. Sweet medium-thick flesh and tender skin. Pennsylvania. 2½" at the shoulder by 4" long.75 This unique colored habanero showed up as an off-type in the garden of SSE member James Weaver of Kutztown. Fruits are 2" at the shoulder by 6–8" long.75 250 seed pack $7.75 651-Healthy SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. ±6.50 • 1 oz $45.50 • ¼ oz $27. Beautiful ornamental variety for borders. specimen plants.75 250 seed pack $7. or pots.50 • ½ oz $27.seedsavers.75 500 seed pack $12.75 500 seed pack $16.200 seeds/oz. Red Our favorite habanero for pots. 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. Ripens from green to shiny yellow.75 • 500 seed pack $16. Plants grow 24" tall and produce heavily over a long period. crunchy flesh. An excellent pepper to use for salsa. Peach Habanero. Heat •3• Packet (50 seeds) $2. 90–100 days from transplant.75 ¼ oz $16. Red Hinkelhatz 1306-Habanero.75 Caribbean favorite reportedly 15–20 times hotter than jalapenos.75 • 1 oz $62. 90 days from transplant.50 • ½ oz $27.75 • 250 seed pack $7. Thick.75 ¼ oz $16. ±5000 seeds/oz. ±6.50 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. Heat •5• Packet (25 seeds) $2. Heat • 5 • Packet (25 seeds)$2.5M $42.50 Habanero. Packet (25 seeds) $2.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Large tapered fruits are 8–9" long and 2" at the shoulder.50 • 1 oz $45. 75–85 days from transplant.50 ½ oz $45.
Heat •3• C ertified O rganiC .75 • 500 seed pack $10.400 seeds/oz. grow 6" or longer.50 • 1 oz $45. in 1887 with her husband Guiseppe from the Basilicata region. 7 5 250 seed pack $5.75 ¼ oz $16.75 Jimmy Nardello’s 1043(OG)-Napoleon Sweet 1343-King of the North Listed in 1923 by L. Plants produce 3-lobed tapered blunt-tipped fruits that measure 3" at the shoulder and up to 12" long. 10– 12" long peppers. 70–90 days from transplant. Connecticut until his death in 1983. Early.00 • 500 seed pack $16. Heat •4• Packet (50 seeds) $2. Packet (25 seeds) $2. ±5.50 2.75 250 seed pack $7. Originally from Italy. Remarkably early for a large fruited pepper.50 • ½ oz $27.75 500 seed pack $12. Great for fresh eating or drying for hot pepper flakes.50 • ½ oz $27. sweeter when red. ±5. NY.” Good flavor when green.50 • 1 oz $30. fruits measure ¾" wide by 1½"–2" long. Ripens from green to red.50 1 oz $45.800 seeds/oz. Our stock is from Fedco Seeds in Waterville.75 Joseph Harris & Co.” Sturdy upright plants.75 ¼ oz $16.300seeds/oz. 70–90 days from transplant. fiery hot fruits taper to pointed tips. very heavy yields. The best hot pepper we know. Ohio SSE member who has grown these little sweet peppers for years.25 • 500 seed pack $9. Mustard 402-Miniature Chocolate Bell ±4.25 500 seed pack $9.seedsavers. Heat •3• Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 • ½ oz $27.50 • ½ oz $27.50 • 1 oz $45. Maine.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.75 ¼ oz $16.25 • 500 seed pack $9. Olds Seed Company and decribed as: “Possibly the most productive of all the large peppers.25 • ½ oz $18.75 • 250 seed pack $7.50 ¼ oz $27. L. 80–90 days from transplant. great sweet flavor.50 1 oz $45. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Large. Heat • 0 • Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 1431-Maule’s Red Hot From the William Maule Seed Company of Philadelphia.800 seeds/oz. standing upright until they get so heavy they sometimes droop. Lucina and her friends stuffed these peppers with cabbage. ±4.75 ¼ oz $11. bright red.75 • ¼ oz $16.75 Arguably the best red bell for northern gardeners where the seasons are cool and short.25 • 2.50 Also from the Sestito family. One of the very best for frying. 80 days from transplant. Short and stocky 16" plants covered with 2" fruits that have 2–3 lobes. in fresh salads and also for frying. Nice blocky fruits.50 • ½ oz $27. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2. glossy.25 • 5M $54. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 ¼ oz $16.50 • ½ oz $45.75 • 1 oz $62. 842 -Miniature Red Bell 873 -Miniature Yellow Bell 1299-Joe’s Long Cayenne Extremely heavy sets of finger-thick. Traditionally used extensively for pickling and making pepper vinegar. Excellent for using green. you should try the new Hot Portugal. Peppers are about ¼" long. 70 days from transplant.5M $51.50 McMahon's Bird Pepper become a member—save 10% www. 90 days from transplant. Fruit about 8" long and 4" in circumference.75 250 seed pack $6. Nardello’s mother originally brought the seeds with her when she immigrated to the U.75 250 seed pack $7.75 250 seed pack $7. He a t • 0 • Pa c k e t ( 5 0 s e e d s ) $ 2 .75 • 5M $68. Heat •0• C ertified O rganiC .75 • 500 seed pack $16. they look lovely strung up like cranberries. excellent fresh flavor.75 • 250 seed pack $7. and then sold pint jars each year at their church fundraiser.50 • 1M seeds $22.75 250 seed pack $9.25 1M seeds $25.50 • 1 oz $45. ±4.75 • 250 seed pack $7. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 90 days from transplant. Clusters of ¾" fruits that ripen from deep green to bright red. Heat •3• Packet (50 seeds) $2.400 seeds/oz. Productive 24" plants are loaded with 10–12" long peppers. Heavy yields of 6–10" cayenne type peppers. large red fruits. heirloom from the Joe Sestito family of Troy.S. 65–75 days from transplant. bears consistently until frost. smooth.5M $34.50 • 1/2 oz $27. ±3.75 44-Marconi Red 403-Hot Portugal Italian heirloom prized for extremely sweet.800 seeds/oz. Mild as an apple. ovoid.75 • 500 seed pack $7. Mr. ±4.100 seeds/oz. bright-scarlet. 90 days from transplant.org phone: 563-382-5990 •35• .75 250 seed pack $7. ±5.50 • 5M $82. plants can be dug up over wintered. His family had been growing these peppers ever since coming to the U. ±4200 seeds/oz.S. Heat •4• C ertified O rganiC .800 seeds/oz. ±4.75 • ¼ oz $16.25 • 500 seed pack $9.5M $42. 65 days to green and 85 days to red from transplant.75 239-Jimmy Nardello’s Bird Pepper Habanero.25 500 seed pack $9.75 1M seeds $17. great for hot sauce.50 • 1 oz $45. reported in 1935. which they pickled and canned.50 The seeds for this variety were given to SSE by Jimmy Nardello who lived in Naugatuck. “If you want a large hot pepper.25 • 500 seed pack $9.75 250 seed pack $10.200 seeds/oz.pepper 1446(OG)-Hinkelhatz Cultivated by the Pennsylvania Dutch for over 150 years. Great for salads.75 1430-Joe’s Round Family heirlooms from Lucina Cress. Heat •4• Packet (50 seeds) $2. Great for pickling or for chopping to use for fresh salsa.75 • 2.
75 ¼ oz $16.75 250 seed pack $6.k. 95 days from transplant. ±4. Tiny 6" plants are spectacular when grown as a border in your garden or in window boxes. and heavy yields. Introduced in 1965 by Peto Seeds.75 250 seed pack $7. Heat • 0 • C ertified O rganiC . blocky bell pepper from Italy.25 1M seeds $25.75 ¼ oz $16.75 250 seed pack $7. Very nice for pots. originates from Peru.25 500 seed pack $9. Cheese pimento-shaped fruits are 3" deep and 4" in diameter. 75–80 days from transplant.500 seeds/oz. 70–80 days from transplant. but hot. Best grown in pots.50 • ½ oz $27. Heat •4• C ertified O rganiC .75 Hot conical blunt-tipped fruits. ±4. Heat •3• Packet (50 seeds) $2. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Does very well in pots. Red Squash Pepper) Abundant. 70–75 days from transplant. ±3.75 406-Quadrato Asti Giallo 408-Santa Fe Grande 1044-Orange Bell The best-tasting orange bell pepper we have grown. Very meaty. Extremely flavorful. 90–100 days from transplant. Holds in the purple stage for some time. 90 days for orange.75 • 1 oz $62. Great for pots.75 250 seed pack $5. thick-walled meaty fruits.75 • 1 oz $62. medium-thick walls. Unique.75 ¼ oz $11.75 Beautiful and useful ornamental. Greenhouse owners are sure to profit from selling as small potted plants around the holidays. 24" tall.75 250 seed pack $7.75 • 2. good for canning. Ripens from yellow to orange to red.00 1300-Purple Beauty 1467(OG)-Rooster Spur 874-Nosegay Sturdy compact plants are loaded down with large 4-lobed. Traditionally used to make Rooster Pepper Sausage. Packet (25 seeds) $2. extremely thick-fleshed with excellent sweet flavor.25 • 500 seed pack $9.300 seeds/oz. 70–80 days from transplant. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Thick crisp flesh with delicious sweet spicy flavor when either green or yellow. ±4.75 An Ohio heirloom from the family of Nick Rini.25 • 500 seed pack $9.75 500 seed pack $16. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2. ±9. Enjoys long growing seasons and cooler temperatures.75 • 500 seed pack $7.600 seeds/oz.75 1396-Red Cap Mushroom 45(OG)-Sheepnose Pimento •36• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. Tender crisp texture.50 • ½ oz $45. Keeps for an extended period when refrigerated.75 1M seeds $17. Ripe fruits hold well for weeks.5M $34. Sturdy 24" tall plants.50 • ½ oz $27.75 • ¼ oz $16. Start early. Blocky 4" by 3½" fruits are 3–4 lobed.00 • 500 seed pack $16. Capsicum pubescens. 1½" wide by 3½" long. Mississippi.25 • 500 seed pack $9. 95–130 days from transplant. canning and salsa. before ripening to a deep purplered.25 • 2. 80-90 days from transplant.75 (a. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2.200 seeds/oz.50 • ¼ oz $27.seedsavers.75•250seedpack$9.75 Large. sweet thick juicy flesh. ±4.75 • 500 seed pack $10. Sweet around the outer edges.50 Unbelievable small ornamental pepper with foliage that looks like bay leaves.50 • 1 oz $45.50 • ½ oz $27. Original seed source was SSE member Alex Heklar in 1989. Heat • 4 • C ertified O rganiC . 70–80 days from transplant. Plants are loaded with 1½" fruits. Fruits ripen from green to red on 24–30" plants.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 • 1 oz $45. Fruits are edible. but hot near the seeds. Grown in his family for more than 100 years. Heat•3• Packet(25seeds)$2.50 • ½ oz $27. a real show stopper when all the fruits turn from green to orange.900 seeds/oz. thin walled fruits are ideal for pickling or drying.50 ¼ oz $27. heavy yields. hot flavor.75 250 seed pack $9. Beautiful purple flowers are followed by 1" round green fruits that ripen to red and have black seeds. Loaded w ith 2–2½" long finger-shaped fruits. Fruits are 3–4" across and have thin crisp flesh that ripens from green to red.50 Rare pepper from Virgil T.75 • 250 seed pack $7.75 • 500 seed pack $16. Green peppers ripen very slowly to goldenyellow. 60 days from transplant for green peppers.50 1448-Red Rocoto The most unique pepper that we offer.a. Ainsworth of Laurel.5M $51.25 • 5M $54. mild sweet flavor.50 • 5M $82. ±5. Heat •4• Packet (25 seeds) $5.25 • ½ oz $18. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2.600 seeds/oz.org fax: 563-382-6511 .75 250 seed pack $10. drying and using for seasoning. 90 days from transplant.50 • 1 oz $30.50 • 1 oz $45.75 ¼ oz $16.50 1 oz $45.300 seeds/oz. Heat •4• Packet (25 seeds) $2. Heat •3• Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 ½ oz $45. Good for pickling.
25 • 500 seed pack $9. blunt tipped fruits.seedsavers. Large.75 500 seed pack $12. Heat •0• C ertified O rganiC . slightly of the last large local truck farmers in sharp flavor when ripe.75 O. Tobago in 75–85 days from transplant.00 • 5M $70. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Ripens from green to chocolate on the outside and brick-red inside.75 • 2. 60–78 days from Albuquerque’s South Valley. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 85 days from transplant.75 flavor. used extensively in the local cuisine 250 seed pack $7. fruits that ripen 1307-Tobago Seasoning from green to red. sweet flesh. ±7.50 • 2.75 • 250 seed pack $6. 4–5" long and 1" at shoulder.00 • 5M $70.50 • 1M seeds $22. Collected at a market in Scarboro. Jeff Nekola. 80 days from transplant. one Firm crunchy flesh with sweet. Heat •4• of Wisconsin at Madison by Professor C ertified O rganiC .50 12–16" tall by 12" wide.75 long.00 • 5M $70.50 2. A great choice for an early250 seed pack $10. Excellent market variety. 2–4" 500 seed pack $8.50 This sweet red Italian heirloom is one of our all-around favorites for fresh eating and canning recipes. waxy yellow walls.50 • ¼ oz $27.75 • ½ oz $22.75 • 250 seed pack $7.org phone: 563-382-5990 •37• .75 • 500 seed pack $12.00 • 5M $70.50 • ½ oz $27. Grown by the late Erris Wenk . Thick.50 1M seeds $22. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 to bright orange and then to red. 4–6 oz.75 • 250 seed pack $9. Reliable yields 1M seeds $25.50 • 5M $82.50 1216(OG)-Sweet Chocolate Bred by Elwyn Meader and introduced by NH/AES in 1965. great for northern gardeners.75 652-Tequila Sunrise Ornamental peppers on sturdy plants. 58–86 days from transplant.5M $51.75 • 250 seed pack $7.50 • 1M seeds $22. ±3.5M $44.75 500 seed pack $16. Very nice seeds/oz.400 seeds/oz. 90 days from transplant.00 • 500 seed pack $16. Combs.25 maturing bell type pepper.75 garden.50 fruits per plant. If picked clean. Absolutely loaded with little ½" fruits 500 seed pack $12. 75–85 days from transplant. B. Heat •3• C ertified O rganiC . ripening Packet (50 seeds) $2. a good variety for pots. dependable yields of 4–5" long tapered fruits.25 for canning and pickling. Carrot-shaped 2. 1301(OG)-Thai Hot A great little pepper to grow in pots or in the Packet (25 seeds) $2. Very sweet and delicious.75 • 1 oz $62. Heat •0• Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 variable.75 as a seasoning pepper.900 seeds/oz. Medium hot transplant.75 1178(OG)-Tolli’s Sweet Italian Nosegay Quadrato Asti Giallo become a member—save 10% www. Heat • 0 • fruit with thick.pepper Sheepnose Pimento Sweet Chocolate Tequila Sunrise Thai Hot Tobago Seasoning Tolli’s Sweet Italian Wenk’s Yellow Hots Wisconsin Lakes 250 seed pack $7.900 March of 1999 by Dr. 500 seed pack $12.5M $44.50 • 1 oz $45.5M $44.50 ripening from green to red. Heat •3• Packet (25 seeds) $2. A great variety 1 oz $38. Great added to tomato sauces.50 fruits. a nice second 1432-Wisconsin Lakes crop will set on just in time for your holiday Developed in the 1960s at the University decorations.50 • 1M seeds $22.5M $44. averages 200 2.50 ½ oz $45. Fruits 1398(OG)-Wenk’s Yellow Hots ripen from deep green to golden-orange. ±4.75 • 250 seed pack $7. Fruits are slightly ¼ oz $16.50 • ¼ oz $13. Heat •0• C ertified O rganiC .50 of thick-walled.
Re-selected strain.750 seeds/oz.00 • 5 lb. B1 . Packet (100 seeds) $2.50 • 10 lb $202.75 250 seeds $4. brightly colored fruits.50 • 1M $8. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 1M $31. 60–65 days. Fruits are 6–8" tall and 4–6" across. Highly ornamental. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 10M $34. $25. An SSE member reported that one 100' row produced 38 pounds of unshelled pods! 80–90 days. seed crops of all the different colors grown in isolation to maintain a proper balance of colors. 90–100 days. excellent qualit y.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. Flat bottoms. 80 days.75 • 1 lb $10. ±1. C ertified O rganiC .50 207-Scarlet Runner abundance of all-green beans. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 1 lb $25. sliced pods or green shells. First introduced to U. ±2. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Easy to grow. 75–80 days.25 1298-Autumn Wings 860-Envy Great short-season variety.60 • 5M $28.25 • 50M $109. $112.00 10 lb. 360 seeds/ pound. Atlee Burpee. Broad dark green heav ily crumpled leaves w ith white veins and stalks.seedsavers.50 • 8 oz $34. 100–120 days. Historic heirloom from New Mexico introduced in the 1930s. Packet (25 seeds) $2. B12 . iron.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. Packet (100 seeds) $2.50 5lb $50. ±3.5M $62.00 5 lb $112.25 • 2.50 • 25M $68. Pole habit. 75–85 days. extremely durable fruits. used in place of limas in cooler climates. Good for use as either small snaps. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 50–60 days. Developed by Professor Elwyn Meader at the Univ. nice crops of short and very flavorful beans throughout the season. High yields of medium-sized yellow seeds with reddish brown saddles. gardeners in 1857. ±410 seeds/lb.25 • 5M $27.00 • 10 lb $95.50 • 10M $38. good eating quality.75 1 lb.400 seeds/lb. Plants grow 24–28" high with 2½" wide stalks. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . the best for gourd crafts and birdhouses.75 • 1M $35. C ertified O rganiC .50 • 5M $21. highly nutritious. One of the most diverse ornamentals that we offer.50 One of the oldest runner beans now in existence.50 • 50M $123.75 25M $75.50 • 10 lb. high in calcium.50 100M $175.75 • 1 lb $7. heavily crumpled leaves. up to 40% protein. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Use fresh or dried.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.50 • 100M $225.00 Unique variety with salmon-pink blooms. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 385 seeds/pound. 295 seeds/pound.700 seeds/ lb. Large pale green seeds. $202. Very early blossoming and maturing. Pole habit. 50–60 days.75 250 seeds $12. 50–60 days. extremely productive. 65 days.00 • 2.00 (Lagenaria siceraria) Apple-shaped gourds are dark green with patches of lighter green and dry to all brown. Fortunately Digger’s Garden Club in Australia still maintains a nice selection.75• 1M $7.75 • 1 lb $10.75 417(OG)-Rhubarb Chard Deep crimson stalks and leaf veins contrast sharply with dark green.50 5lb $50. Excellent for freezing.00 (Cucurbita pepo) A great mixture of winged.50 • 4 oz $24. of NH.00 1468(OG)-Fiskeby Swedish variety bred by Sven Holmberg that thrives in northern climates.00 • 10 lb $95. and C). $65.75 • 1M $8. ±320 seeds/lb. This strain is less affected by warmer temperatures and is a prolific bloomer. ±410 seeds/lb.75 O ILUR FA ILUR FA . very hard-to-find variety. 68 days.50 1188-Shirofumi Introduced in 1934 by W.00 Described by Arrabida in Flora of Rio de Janeiro in 1827. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Abundant crops all season and even after the first light frosts.5M $79.75 250 seeds $13. Upright 24" plants produce an Fordhook Giant Rhubarb Chard Painted Lady Improved Sunset Runner Agate •38• Envy Fiskeby Shirofumi SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. First documented in 1750.50 • 5 lb $35.S. Pole habit. and vitamins (particularly A.75 1 oz $8.
Nice when grown on a trellis.25 1M $30. Entire gourd is covered with small warts or tooth-like bumps. perfect for gourdcraft swans. Years ago children would carry these gourds in their pockets to play with at school where they would spin them on their desks. Orange Ball. pepo) Softball sized fruits have five pairs of protruding prongs that point towards the blossom end.5M $67. Extremely sturdy stems.5M $43.25 • 1M $13. siceraria) Pronounced “boo-lay. Great moneymaker for roadside stands.75 (L.” Unique hard-shelled French gourd for drying. 100 days.org phone: 563-382-5990 .75 • 250 seeds $10. 100–120 days.75 1M $30.25 • 1M $45. long keepers.75 1049-Gourd Mixture 1406(OG)-Chinese Miniature (C. pepo) Mixture of well-warted 3–4 ounce fruits. 4–5 ounces and about 3" across. Vigorous 15–35' vines. pepo) Sent to SSE by member Junior Gordon from Hickman County in TN. siceraria) Given to SSE years ago by a Cherokee member from Louisiana.50 Gourd Mixture Apple Autumn Wings Birdhouse Bule Chinese Miniature Dancing or Spinning Dinosaur Ten Commandments •39• become a member—save 10% www. Varying sizes of gourds can be used for making small wren houses to large purple martin houses.seedsavers.50 • 1M $11. Nice mixture of bright striped. 100–120 days. multicolored fruits. mottled. Guaranteed not to disappoint.75 • 250 seeds $9. Ten Commandments. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Solid-green fruits have curved necks and wing-like projections.5M $26.25 1M $20. Packet (25 seeds) $2. pepo) A top quality mixture. Orange Warted.00 1M $19.50 1053-Ten Commandments Five Color Silverbeet (C. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Traditionally used to decorate sweat lodges.50 1055-Warted Mixture (C. 125 days. Good range of colors and many multicolors. 6–8" tall and 5–6" across.75 • 250 seeds $9. Excellent mixture with equal portions of: Cou-Tors Hative. Small fruits.50 • 2.00 • 2. Packet (25 seeds) $2 .5M $67.75 • 250 seeds $12. Similar in shape to a large apple.75 770-Birdhouse 104-Dinosaur 936-Bule (L.75 • 2. pepo) From Ohio SSE member Ken Stoller. Extremely hard shelled when dried. 90-100 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Vigorous 15–35' vines.gOurd (L. 90–100 days.00 • 2. Good for roasting as miniature squash or used as long lasting table or holiday decorations.75 250 seeds $5. Packet (25 seeds) $2 .00 • 2. great ornamental. Nest Egg.75 250 seeds $16. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 867-Dancing or Spinning (C. A standard. Seed originally obtained from China in 1982. Striped Pear.50 • 2. 90–100 days. Spinning Gourd and Warted Mixture. Packet (25 seeds) $2. siceraria) Light-green fruits with rounded necks and bowls range from 7–14" in diameter and are full of seeds. C ertified O rganiC .75 • 2.75 250 seeds $7.00 (C.5M $30.5M $46. Flat Striped. 95 days. Total length of 18–24" with an 8" bowl and unique serpentine projections.5M $90.
Compact spiny everbearing bush with dark greenish-black skinned fruits. Extremely hard-skinned fruits weigh 5–8 pounds. Packet (25 seeds) $2. or in large pots.00 1M $36. Massachusetts who received seeds from a friend in 1831. Hard-shelled fruits weigh 7–15 pounds. Anna loved this variety because of its extremely hard shell and excellent storage ability. fine grained. 90–100 days. Long.75 250 seeds $10.25 1433(OG)-Boston Marrow (C.5M $76. Excellent eating qualities. Ives of Salem.75 • 250 seeds $10. maxima) Originates from J.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Developed from a cross of Cocozelle and New England Pie by the USDA Field Station in Cheyenne. dry orange flesh is excellent for baking and a great keeper.50 1303(OG)-Black Beauty Zucchini (C. medium-orange.75 • 250 seeds $7.00 • 2. 80–90 days. average fruits weigh 10–20 pounds. maxima) Australian heirloom from our friends at Diggers Garden Club. C ertified O rganiC .75 250 seeds $10. Typical fruits weigh 3–5 pounds.50 1M $25. Fair table quality.5M $63. One of our all-time favorites. 85–100 days. AAS in 1957.25 • 2.00 • 2.50 • 1M $28.50 SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. C ertified O rganiC . maxima) Family heirloom given to Anna Swartz by a friend in the 1950s. Compact bush habit.75 250 seeds $9. 90–110 days.00 1M $36. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 44–64 days.00 • 1M $36. Originally this variety was obtained from Native Americans in New York State. Packet (25 seeds) $2.squash • Squash • members offer 374 varieties Anna Swartz Hubbard Australian Butter Black Beauty 241(OG)-Anna Swartz Hubbard (C. High quality flesh is the color of sweet potatoes and has a similar flavor.75 • 250 seeds $10. Wyoming in 1943. very fine eating qualities. Fruits have a thin but very hard dark green rind.5M $76. cylindrical fruits are best eaten when 6–8" long. sweet flesh.00 • 1M $36. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Extremely sweet flesh. excellent keeper.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. maxima) Buttercup has set the benchmark over the years for all other small winter squash.seedsavers. Packet (25 seeds) $2.5M $76.50 1218-Australian Butter (C. Packet (25 seeds) $2.00 • 2. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .5M $54. M.00 • 2. Excellent variety for freezing. Slightly variable in shape. pepo) The standard summer squash. 90–100 days. small seed cavity. Considered a medium length keeper. high yields of 5–8 pound pumpkins. Thick. C ertified O rganiC . pepo) Extremely early bush pumpkin especially useful for small gardens where space is at a premium.5M $76.50 • 2. Striking reddish orange skin.50 1344(OG)-Burgess Buttercup (C.
maxima) Pale blue striped fruits are 16–20" long. compact bush plants. moist. sweet flesh.20 875-Chirimen yellow. Up to 3 ounces of seeds per fruit and 12–15 fruits per plant. Oved Shifriss at Rutgers. Seed collected by Amy Goldman from La Ferme de Ste. Seeds are nutritious and rich in protein. 6" in diameter and weigh 5–8 pounds.00 • 2.5M $57. Glossy golden- (C. In a normal season this can be done at Heritage Farm.50 • 1M $27. Flattened fruits are buff-colored with deep orange flesh.75 • 250 seeds $7.25 • 2.50 1M $28.5M $63.75 250 seeds $7. Deep orange flesh. France.50 • 2. C ertified O rganiC .50 (C. Very hard to find. Fruits seldom weigh more than two pounds.00 1M $36.seedsavers. good keeper.5M $76. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 • 1M $27.50 1219(OG)-Guatemalan Blue Banana 972 -Cornfield Pumpkin (C.5M $76.25 • 2. maxima) First seen at the Pumpkin Fair in Tranzault.50 • 1M $28. flavor improves with storage. maxima) Beautiful heirloom winter squash from Italy. Sweet. 95–110 days. but the shell color is a beautiful deep orange. the perfect size for baking and roasting. Fruits average 20 pounds.00 • 2. very good keeper.75 250 seeds $9.75 • 250 seeds $9. pepo) This variety is specifically grown for its naked. Good for baking and roasting. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 1050-Long Island Cheese Guatemalan Blue Banana 1308-Marina di Chioggia 410-Golden Hubbard (C.00 • 2. because the peanut-like warts continue to grow and will cover the entire fruit. which is on the Iowa-Minnesota border. 90 days.5M $54. Named for its resemblance to a wheel of cheese. Fruits weigh 10–20 pounds and should be harvested before overly mature. Flesh is not suitable for eating.50 1M $25. Traditionally grown by farmers as a dual crop when planted with their field corn. Vining plants with long fruits similar to acorns. very thick-fleshed with excellent eating qualities. Can be eaten fresh around 56 days and used for baking after 85 days. moschata) First offered by the Aggeler & Musser Seed Company of Los Angeles in 1922. Thick. Gorgeous.25 973(OG)-Galeux d’Eysines (C. C ertified O rganiC .org phone: 563-382-5990 •41• .50 (C. Very unique.50 (C. pepo) Our top choice for use as both carving pumpkins and for fall decorations. maxima) Introduced by D. Atlee Burpee of Philadelphia and named for their Fordhook trial grounds at Doylestown. Beautiful enough for table centerpieces.75 • 250 seeds $12.50 1309-Musquee de Provence 1345-Golden Zucchini Lady Godiva become a member—save 10% www.5M $95.25 • 2. Pennsylvania.75 • 250 seeds $10.5M $57. Fruits weigh 5-8 pounds on average and have deep-orange. firm flesh. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Introduced to American gardeners in 1899 by Vaughan’s Seed Store in Chicago. 90–100 days.5M $57.00 1M $36.75 250 seeds $7. 90 days.00 • 2. 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. A standard for American market stands. 6–10 pounds and a good keeper. A great addition to any farm market stand or to the home garden. Atlee Burpee from genetic material supplied by Dr. orange flesh. Needs a long growing season to mature. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 (C.00 • 2. green when immature and ripen to a deep. C ertified O rganiC .75 250 seeds $7. Nice 4–7 pound fruits. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .75 250 seeds $9.75 • 250 seeds $10.00 • 2. great for baking and also used in soups. 90–100 days. moist. 95–100 days.00 • 2. but they do make nice Jack-O’-Lanterns.5M $63. moschata) Traditional variety from southern France. Marthe. hulless.50 • 1M $27. 90–95 days. cylindrical fruits on productive.5M $63.50 1M $45. Packet (25 seeds) $2. pepo) Developed by breeders at W. One of the best varieties we offer for baking. France in 1996. Perfectly shaped 12–15 pound fruits are 12–16" wide and 10–12" tall. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Typical hard-skinned hubbard. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Packet (25 seeds) 1293-Kikuza Galeux d’Eysines 1458(OG)-Lady Godiva (C. Good keeper and consistently a good producer.50 (C. Packet (25 seeds) $2. rich brown when fully ripe. big flat fruits are reminiscent of big wheels of cheese. greenish seeds. pepo) Introduced in 1890 by W. introduced to gardeners in 1973.50 • 1M $28. Packet (25 seeds) $2. very fine flavored. Beautiful dull bronze-orange skin. M. 100–110 days. 50–55 days. moschata) East Coast heirloom long remembered as a great pie squash by people in the New York and New Jersey areas. 90–95 days. Ferry in 1898. Fruits weigh from 8–12 pounds and have thick dry sweet fine-grained golden-yellow flesh. Large grey-green bumpy turbans average 10–12 pounds. great roasted or raw. Cour-Cheverny. Great keeper.squash (C. moschata) Introduced to the American seed trade as Sweet Kikuza in 1927 by the Oriental Seed Company of San Francisco. Sweet dry flesh. A sure seller for farm and market stands. One of our best varieties for eating. Packet (25 seeds) $2.00 1M $36.50 876(OG)-Fordhook Acorn (C. First offered by SSE member Glenn Drowns in 1984 Yearbook from seed he obtained from the USDA. Very sturdy stems rarely break off.75• 250 seeds $10.5M $76. 90–100 days.
00 • 2.25 (C.75 • 250 seeds $7. Packet (25 seeds) $2.5M $54.50 1352-Potimarron for stuffing. Very aromatic and chestnut-like in taste.75 • 250 seeds $11. and this variety is believed to have New! 1511-Round de Nice (C.50 usually has some rough bumps.00 • 2. 100–120 days.00 • 2. Bowl-shaped bush scallop with good yields of yellowish-cream fruits with bands of green. excellent keeper. perfect squash been developed from the Arikara strain. 250 seeds $10. 877-Queensland Blue (C. 100-120 days.50 The Arikara tribe grew a similar heart-shaped squash.75 • 250 seeds $5. Excellent winter 412(OG)-Summer Crookneck storage.5M $54.50 • 2. Long. great flavor.00 • 2. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 1M $35. Red-orange fruits are 6" deep by 18" excellent flavor. Good keeper. excellent for shipping. bumps develop 411-Rouge Vif d’Etampes (C. moschata) Enormous fruits weigh 10–20 pounds.org fax: 563-382-6511 .75 Company of Des Moines. Excellent for pies. pepo) Italian heirloom.00 1M $36.00 • 1M $36.50 1M $25. (C. pepo) Introduced by the Iowa Seed table quality. One of our all time favorites for both baking and roasting. Flesh is New Year.50 1M $25. Size of the fruits can vary from 10–25 244-Table Queen pounds. Seeds are all contained neatly in the bottom bulb of the fruit. attaining its peak after the 12–20 pounds when fully mature. with firm.squash Pattison. 110–120 days.00 • 2. (C. Iowa in 1913.50 660-Sibley •42• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.50 • 2. pepo) Semi-open bush plants produce 250 seeds $10.75 • 250 seeds $7. Jaune et Verte Pattison.75 thick and dense. great for pies.5M $78.5M $76. Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 1222(OG)-Pattison Panache. sections.75 (C. Good eating qualities when young. Excellent choice for making pies or soups. 10–12" long by 8–9" in diameter. rock-hard ornamental when fully mature. C ertified O rganiC . Vigorous. Obtained from an elderly woman in Van Dinam. maxima) Beautiful variety of winter Incredibly hard skin. prolific vines produce squash 2-3’ long and weigh 10-40 pounds. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 95 days.50 and of the best quality.50 extended heavy crops of smooth light yellow fruits with curved necks. 55–70 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Jaune et Verte turn pinkish-orange when mature.75 • 250 seeds $7.5M $54. and canning. semi-sweet. baking. maxima) Also known as Pike’s Peak. Atlee Burpee long. Very easy to prepare since the curved neck is completely filled with sweet dark orange flesh. New York in 1887. Hubbard-type with moderately vigorous 12–15' vines. scallops should be eaten when seafoam green.5M $76. Verte et Blanc new Pennsylvania Crookneck Potimarron Queensland Blue Pink Banana Jumbo Rouge Vif d’Etampes Sibley 1221(OG)-Pattison Panache.00 1M $36. pepo) Sent to SSE by French member Bruno Defay. cracking and 1M $25. The name is derived from potiron (pumpkin) and marron (chestnut). Serve steamed at 1" diameter or stuffed at 4". green and cream streaked zucchini fruits with fine flavor and delicate skin. Spectacular for fall decorations. pepo) French heirloom that was listed by Vilmorin in the 1800s. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C .50 • 2. Nice-sized 3–4 pound fruits store well into the winter. yellow-orange flesh. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 250 seeds $10.5M $76. and weigh 8–10 pounds. Best eaten when 5–6" offered for sale in America by W. Skin is predominately smooth but Packet (25 seeds) $2. Teardrop-shaped slate-blue fruits have very shallow ribs. 85–95 days. dark green stripes appear as the fruits continue to mature. maxima) Popular in American pioneer gardens during the 19th century.75 • 250 seeds $10.00 • 1M $36.50 Verte et Blanc 1359-Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck (C. Introduced by Hiram Sibley & Co. white seeds.75 (C. maxima) Beautiful French heirloom first after edible stage. squash procured from Australia in 1932. very flavorful 250 seeds $10. 55–60 days.25 netting. Fair (C.5M $57. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Banana-shaped fruits New! 1498-Pink Banana Jumbo (C. Creamy white. compact vines produce round. Iowa who had grown it for more than 50 years in Missouri. of Rochester. Blue Medium-thick sweet flesh. Keep picked clean to enjoy all in diameter with narrow shallow-ribbed season. Packet (25 seeds) $2. skin is deeply ribbed all around the sides.5M $76. Just cut into rings and bake. 100–110 days. Flesh becomes drier and but flat on the top and bottom. maxima) Famous winter squash from France. Excellent summer squash.00 • 2.00 1M $27. Keep picked clean for best yields.00 • 1M $36.5M $76. sweet mild flesh has in 1883. Packet (25 seeds) $2.00 • 2. 60–70 days. C ertified O rganiC . Fruits weigh richer in storage. sweet.seedsavers.
90–100 days.00 • 2. 85–90 days.50 1M $99. Forms a distinctive cap or turban. 110–120 days. Fruits grow 8–12" in diameter and up to 5 pounds.seedsavers.00 • 2.75 • 50 seed pack $11. Packet (10 seeds) $2.50 • 2. Tristar or Shamrock) Extremely rare. but also good for use as a summer squash. Gregory of Marblehead. in 1932 with seed obtained from Arthur Yates & Co.50 • 2. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Distinctive large oil seeds with wide margins were once used in the preparation of sugarbecome a member—save 10% 245(OG)-Waltham Butternut (C. 10–20 pound fruits are best for extremely long-lasting decorations.5M $38. Great decorative squash for fall displays.75• 250 seeds $7.5M $210. Wonderful cream-colored acorn-type squash.S. Massachusetts.50 (C. pepo) Named for its place of origin in France.00 • 2.squash Summer Crookneck Table Queen Tennessee Sweet Potato Thelma Sanders Triamble Turk’s Turban Waltham Butternut Yugoslavian Finger Fruit Typical dark-green acorn. Fruits are 3–6 pounds and exceptional keepers. Very thick flesh.75 1M $32.00 • 2. pepo) Introduced to American gardeners as “Pineapple” in 1885 by James J. a standard in American roadside markets. rich dry yellow-orange flesh.50 1M $27.75 250 seeds $10. Massachusetts.75 250 seeds $7. Triangle. Australia.50 new 1224(OG)-Thelma Sanders (C. hard to beat for baking. dry and thick. One of the most recognized types of baking squash. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . C ertified O rganiC .5M $73. maxima) (a. Quite unique. C ertified O rganiC . Durable if not bruised. The result of years of patient refinement and selection by Bob Young of Waltham. Vines grow 6–8' long. H.25 (C. 83–100 days. we have a pure. true-to-type strain to offer. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Does well in cooler weather. Excellent storage over long periods. First grown in U. Our favorite two-serving baking squash.25 100 seed pack $17.75 1415-Yugoslavian Finger Fruit 1054-Triamble 1223-Tennessee Sweet Potato (C. Fair table quality. Packet (25 seeds) $2. nutty flavor and high-yielding vines. enormously productive.k.5M $57.a. 58–90 days. Dark olive green fruits striped with deep golden yellow average 17 pounds. Deep orange flesh is sweet.5M $54. Very few seeds per fruit. maxima) Introduced in 1869 as American Turban.50 • 1M $$25.75 • 250 seeds $11. with uniform creamy white fruits and distinctive wings. Great for displays and car ving.25 413-Turk’s Turban Sweet Potato Round de Nice New! 1512(OG)-Tours Squash (C. For nearly a decade we have been working to re-introduce this great historic variety. Packet (25 seeds) $2.00 • 1M $36.25 www.org new Tours phone: 563-382-5990 •43• . hence the higher price. moschata) Prized for its uniform shape. Excellent flavor.75 • 250 seeds $4. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 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. excellent quality pie or vegetable squash. AAS winner in 1970. one of the largest-fruited pepos. Great as an ornamental.25 coated pills and as a remedy for tapeworm.25 1M $18. At long last.50 • 2.50 • 250 seeds $27. Poor eating qualities.50 (C. 90-100 days. 80–100 days. 95–100 days.5M $54.5M $76. A great family heirloom.50 1M $25. good drought tolerance. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 250 seeds $7. 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. Good keeper. of Sydney.
50 days.75 • 8 oz $20. Plant in the spring or fall.75 New! 1513-Cincinnati Market Early Scarlet Globe French Breakfast Helios Early forcing radish for home or market gardeners.200 seeds/oz. hardy and adaptable. rose-scarlet with a white tip.25 • 8 oz $46. Pods can be eaten raw. Nice for home gardeners and early harvest. top quality. sow in early spring or early fall. mildly pungent flavor. ±1. Pods should be gathered before fully grown.25 4 oz $14.00 1429-Helios America Bloomsdale New Zealand Spinach 1302(OG)-Philadelphia White Box Historic radish from the 1890s.75 • 1 lb. Not grown for the roots. Packet (250 seeds) $2. 20–28 days.00 Named for the Greek God of the sun.25 • 4 oz $29.25 • 4 oz $29. 1" diameter. Firm white flesh. crisp flesh. $75. Very reliable and nice for bunching. $75.00 1310(OG)-Plum Purple Red Malabar Spinach Strawberry Spinach Dr. Deep red radishes are 6” long and tapered. A garden standard since the 1880s. ±3.50 • 1 lb..75 Unique deep purple round roots. 30 days.seedsavers.50 • 10M $12. Packet (250 seeds) $2. ±3.75 • 1 oz $5. white flesh.25 • 10M $10. $28. White. sweet and mild all season. never pithy.75 1 oz $18.00 654-Rat-Tailed Radish SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.S.800 seeds/oz. C ertified O rganiC . 2530 days.75 • 1 oz $5. 30 days. or chopped in salads.50 • 1 lb.25 4 oz $14. Sow in the spring or fall.75 5M seeds $6. Exceptional variety for the novelty market and also for the home gardener.25 • 8 oz $46.” 30–35 days. Most likely the same variety described in Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden (1885) as “Small Early Yellow Turnip Radish. $28. and mild. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . Landreth Seed Company (the oldest seed house in the U. Pale yellow. Flesh is tender.700 seeds/oz. pick when small. Bright red skin. sweet spring radish with white flesh. Nice and mild. Packet (250 seeds) $2. established in 1784) in 1938 as a good variety for open cultivation or forcing in boxes.radish members offer 112 varieties • Radish • Pre-1870s heirloom that is fast becoming rare. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Wyche’s Yellow Green •44• Purple Purple Top White Native to South Asia. Plants are literally covered with crisp fleshy edible tapered seedpods that are thicker than a pencil and 4–6" long. listed by D. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 1 lb. deep-globe shape.75 • 8 oz $20. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (250 seeds) $2.00 • 50M $40.75 1 oz $18.75 5M seeds $7. crisp. 25–30 days. Packet (250 seeds) $2.50 • 50M $50.75 419-Early Scarlet Globe 420(OG)-French Breakfast Philadelphia White Plum Purple Rat-Tailed Radish Oblong and blunt.org fax: 563-382-6511 .
seedsavers. 50–70 days. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Good source of vitamin C. slow to bolt. stores extremely well.75 250 seed pack $5.25 Cincinnati Market members offer 24 varieties • Tomatillo • members offer 53 varieties • Turnip • 1412(OG)-Dr. We were thrilled to find an entire collection of caterpillars is being maintained by a European seed company.50 • 5M $31.75 • 1 oz $5. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Hard to find. Best when 4" tips of branches are picked all summer and fall. blistered and savoyed. slow-bolting. Fruits are 1–1½" and have a sharper flavor than most other varieties.50 • 5M $31. Green 2" sweet fruits are ripe when the fruits burst through husks.50 • 50M $52.50 Heirloom variety. mostly because they are so hairy. 43–55 days. cut sprouts to eat as greens. but similar in flavor and usage.50 (Tetragonia expansa) Not a true spinach.75 • 5M seeds $6. Seeds are slow to germinate.00 • 500 seed pack $7.50 774(OG)-Green new 775(OG)-Purple 1411-Red Malabar Spinach (Basella rubra) Heat-loving perennial from India. Annual. smaller 1½–2" fruits with dark purple skin. Sharper flavor than green tomatillos. thick deep-green savoyed leaves. AAS in 1952. will not bolt or get bitter like true spinach.25 Purple de Milpa become a member—save 10% www.75 • 500 seed pack $12.C ertified O rganiC . Typically does not burst through husk when ripe. Packet (25 seeds) $2. ±440 seeds/oz.00 • 2. Seed is very hard to extract from the tight pods and.25 423-Purple Top White Globe Widely used since before 1880. Very productive. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C .25 2. Packet (100 seeds) $2.00 500 seed pack $7.50 • 1M seeds $15.75 ¼ oz $4.5M $21.500 seeds/oz. 39–60 days. Large strong spreading plants branch freely. Certified OrganiC. Pods are narrow and twisted like a caterpillar rolled upon itself. used in salads or steamed. Low-growing plants make a nice ground cover and are sure to be the best conversation piece in your garden. Packet (250 seeds) $2 . no other companies bothered to maintain these novelties.25 • 4 oz $14.75 250 seed pack $9. so be patient.00 • 2.75 • 250 seed pack $5. twisted. Very showy compact 16–18" plants are grown for their nutritious triangular toothed leaves and tender shoots.5M $14. excellent flavor.50 • 5M $87.50 • 10M $166.50 • 5M $19. Fresh use or can or freeze. Packet (25 seeds) $2. can be added to salads or used for dying. ±13.00 2. C ertified O rganiC . Try growing in containers. crumpled. heat and drought resistant. Fine quality. Self-seeding annual. 70–90 days from transplant.50 1M seeds $10.50 (Chenopodium capitatum) Also referred to as Strawberry Blite.75 8 oz $20. In days past.50 Mexican husk tomato. 90–100 days from transplant. Sweet mild fine-grained white flesh. 45-65 days.org phone: 563-382-5990 •45• .5M $21.75 500 seed pack $12. and for that reason. grown in Europe for centuries. heavy yields.75 1 oz $5.00 655-America 657-New Zealand Spinach (Scorpiurus muricatus) Native of southern Europe. Great historic novelty that should be grown in every garden. very tender. great grilled. Shiny red mulberry-like fruits are edible. caterpillars were added to salads to surprise unexpected diners.75 • 1M seeds $25. 90 days from transplant.75 • 1 lb. John Wyche. Unique yellow colored tomatillo with contrasting purple blush. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 10M $12. regrows rapidly.75 • 1 lb. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Red leaf veins and stems.turnip members offer 21 varieties • Spinach • 1225-Prickly Caterpillar Long-standing compact Bloomsdale type. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Introduced before 1908.50 1217-Strawberry Spinach 1413(OG)-Purple de Milpa This is the smaller purple variety that grows in cornfields. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 • 5M $12. but not meant to be eaten. free-branching climber. 50–70 days.75 1M seeds $6. suited for spring sowing in long-day areas. 90 days from transplant. C ertified O rganiC . prolific bushy plant 3–4' tall and across. listed by Vilmorin in the 1800s along with several other varieties. $29. 8" tall plants.75 • 8 oz $20. Blended with hot peppers to make traditional Mexican green sauce. $29. very sweet.50 1M seeds $15.50 • 10M $18. Dark glossy green leaves are thick. slow-growing. Quick-growing variety.00 656(OG)-Bloomsdale Vigorous upright plants.75 • 5M $38. Small brittle fleshy green leaves.75 • 250 seed pack $9. Wyche’s Yellow Given to SSE by the late Dr.75 • 10M $68.25 • 4 oz $14.5M $52.75 1M seeds $9. Excellent quality. great for fresh summer greens. nice sweet flavor.25 • ½ oz $6. if space is tight. Uniform 6" smooth white globes are best for eating when 3–4" in diameter.25 • 1 oz $9. well adapted for late spring or summer plantings. Thrives in hot weather. New Zealand native brought to Europe by Captain Cook in the 1770s. Fine quality.
conserving. or resist pests and diseases.000 gardeners who have been passing on our garden heritage since 1975. Many have intense flavor. our members have shared hundreds of thousands of seed samples. Our ancestors knew the wisdom of saving seed. are heat. Since 1975. we are building a network of people committed to collecting. Others are high in nutrients. 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. Whether they came to the United States from the far corners of the Earth or were native to the Americas. they always saved their very best seeds. Heirloom seeds breed true and can be passed down to the next generation.and drought-tolerant. global family of more than 11. •46• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE become a member—save 10% .Welcome to Heritage Farm Home of Seed Savers Exchange a growing. Through our members. and sharing heirloom seeds and plants. Seed Savers' mission is to save the world’s diverse but endangered garden heritage for future generations.
www. Reprinted with permission from Nature's Garden Magazine © Copyright 2009 Meredith Corporation. then out onto the prairie. He is standing in a bower of "Grandpa Ott's Morning Glory"at Heritage Farm. Michigan and Minnesota. one.org (turn to next page) Grandpa Ott's Morning Glory page 73 German Pink Tomato page 58 •47• phone: 563-382-5990 . pink tomato. Grandpa Ott’s Morning Glory is a self-seeding hardy annual that climbs more than 15 feet if given support. Iowa. They passed through Burr Oak. It produces meaty. But when they At age 89. Iowa. Our story begins with… Michael Ott and Margaret Ertle were immigrants. Michael and Margaret's varieties are known as German Pink tomato and Grandpa Ott’s Morning Glory. father of Seed Saver's Co-founder Diane Ott Whealy. then built a log cabin where their nine children were born. one of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s hometowns. deep-purple morning glory with a red star in its throat. Comfort food for body and soul. They were married. To them. still grows German Pink tomatoes for local markets. and her new husband. The answer surprised them. A showy.. Suddenly. It is excellent for slicing. Michael and Margaret finally settled in St. year after year on his 40-acre farm. They landed at Ellis Island. they carefully stowed seeds from their homeland among their meager possessions. Germany back in 1883. 2009. not horticulturists. Baptist John Ott. German Pink is a potato-leafed tomato with full. Like most immigrants and pioneers. canning and freezing. Lucas. All rights reserved. they realized they had been entrusted with a treasure—and an awesome responsibility. and very little cracking or blossom scars. “Is anyone else interested in saving—and sharing—family heirlooms?” they wondered. they carried something very special with them…two varieties of garden seed: A plump.to two-pound fruits with few seeds. Grandpa Ott’s health was failing. Jay Wilde photo from Nature's Garden. three years before Lady Liberty raised her torch over New York Harbor. He gave some of his treasured tomato and flower seeds to his granddaughter. Dale Ott. In 1972.. The newlyweds soon read early warnings from leading geneticists about the increasing erosion of our genetic resources. Diane Ott. summer.seedsavers. They traveled westward by boat and train through New York. continued to grow those seeds. sweet flavor. Kent Whealy.A tale of two seeds left their homes and families in Dusseldorf. these seeds represented security. One of their sons.
membership in Seed Savers Exchange is rapidly growing.” plant patents along with proposed repressive new legislation.” Concern grew over food system safety. Then came so-called “Frankenfoods. The W healys moved to Iowa in the mid-1980s. They planted gardens on rented ground. The economy sank and food was dubbed “the new gold” on Wall Street. become a member—save 10% SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE . The newsletter was mimeographed in a back bedroom of the Whealy's house.” genetic engineering and “terminator technology. barn and Visitors Center •48• Now in our 35 th anniversary year.” adds Diane. By the end of 1975. filling up with a rapidly growing seed collection. but surely. “We started out in the red. security and sustainability. Today. the Whealys floated the idea of an heirloom seed exchange in letters in Mother Earth News and other backto-the land magazines. Seed Savers Exchange was granted non-profit status in 1981. American consumers tired of tasteless. Canada. Eliot Coleman & Co-founder Diane Ott Whealy It was a true labor of love. The Whealys were not deterred. As their family grew to include five children. Then. organic farmers and gardeners all discovered the incredible taste of heirloom vegetables. the Internal Revenue Service later agreed. A year later. They became wary of “food from afar. Seed Savers' Trial Gardens. 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. sharing their refrigerator. They worked out of their home. jet-lagged grocery store produce. bathroom and shower with the garden crew. the basement and spare rooms became offices.” The seed collection “was a small box of jars and envelopes filled with seeds we had collected or requested. the Exchange had grown to 142 members in 40 states. pioneering chefs. Seed Savers Exchange grew slowly. At the same time. Guatemala and Ecuador. a total of 29 “members” were receiving the couple’s homey newsletter called the “True Seed Exchange. printing and mailing cost $35 more than the newsletter brought in. Only a handful of gardeners responded.Seed Savers Exchange is born Homesteading in Missouri with two small children. cookbook authors and food critics.” Diane recalls. Promotion.
the online edition makes it easy to research members’ seed offerings all the way back to 1975.263 unique varieties.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. Iowa. web site and at the Lillian Goldman Visitors Center at Heritage Farm in Decorah. It is the tool that members use to actively exchange seeds.indd 1 Access to thousands of Rare Seeds. 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. without charge to members. all 500-plus pages of it. plant patents and "bio-pirates" are a standard feature in the “Seed Watch” section of our member publications. The 2009 Yearbook. not available to the general public.733 varieties offered by members.seedsavers. www. AM 6/19/2009 8:34:52 2009 Summer Edition Cover. Online Yearbook—New in 2009. (See Calendar of Events on Page 51. Quarterly garden magazine. Special Invitations to (and savings on) Seed Savers' events throughout the year. and a total of 20. The flagship of member publications is the printed edition of our encyclopedic Yearbook. Alerts about GMOs. Retail cost of those two books is about $50.org phone: 563-382-5990 •49• .) Lots of good eating. Seed Savers’ classic reference texts—Fruit. Helianthus annuus page 81 Members enjoy a growing list of beneﬁts including: Ten percent discount on all purchases through the Seed Savers catalog. Online Forums on Seed Saving and Gardening. Berry and Nut Inventory and the Garden Seed Inventory—will soon be available online. nge Seed Savers Excha n 2009 Summer Editio Teddy Bear sunﬂower. included 13.
Lifetime Member John Swenson beams as he receives a plaque honoring him as an Honorary Board Member at Seed Savers’ 2009 Annual Conference.” says Lifetime Member John Swenson of Glenview. Seed Savers is my second family. bringing me an appreciation of the interconnectedness of everything on our planet and in our universe. Uzbekistan. John took part in an historic Allium Collecting Expedition to Central Asia. His primary focus was on garlic. become a member—save 10% •50• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE . shallots and other alliums. With the addition of the new Spring Edition last year. Pskem River. unlike John. But. In 1989. The next year. which do not cross-pollinate. he convinced Keith Crotz (now a Seed Savers Board Member) to drive six hours to attend his first conference. Illinois. growing and eating wonderful plants. “My own experience has been lifechanging. He attended his first conference and listed his first garlics in the 1985 Seed Savers' Yearbook. and Heritage Farm is my second home. which is offered in the Seed Savers catalog. our member magazine brings the latest seed saving advice and news right to your home four times a year. It has given me abundant knowledge of our food and nutrition systems and the personal joy of collecting.What Seed Savers Membership Means “Membership in Seed Savers Exchange is a passport to a world of knowledge." “Just as importantly.” John first learned about Seed Savers through a short item in Organic Gardening magazine in 1975. who joined Seed Savers in 1984. Tadzhikistan and Kazakhstan. you don’t have to travel to the far ends of the Earth to enjoy the full benefits of Seed Savers membership. membership has brought me lifelong friendships with some of the finest people on our beleaguered planet. and Samarkand are two of John’s Uzbek varieties. about the time he started collecting heirloom crops. Much of the delight in acquiring this knowledge is in sharing it with others. and sharing the plant material embodying this knowledge. collecting garlic from its native habitat in the former Soviet republics of Turkmenistan.
who was also one of our featured national speakers.seedsavers.org phone: 563-382-5990 •51• . “Sow What? Saving Seeds Ensures Plenty. Seed Savers’ cofounder." a separate conference— just for children • July 16–18 • • September 4 (Labor Day Weekend) • Tomato tasting & Salsa Contest Diane Ott Whealy. For details. will also talk about the growth of Seed Savers Exchange and organic farming in general over the past 35 years. You never know what traits may someday be needed to keep our food supply going.. learners of all ages can enjoy a variety of fun and educational activities at Heritage Farm. was held in 1981. The Rodale family gave Seed Savers one of its very first grants in 1981. July 16-18. They left as lifelong friends. • October 2 • Harvest Festival • December 18 • Inc. Maria’s grandfather coined the term “organic agriculture. That long-ago “seed money” is still producing a bumper crop. A handful of mostly strangers gathered for a weekend chicken barbecue and seed swap at the Whealys’ rural Missouri homestead.” The first “campout.” as we call it at Seed Savers.org Diane Ott Whealy Winter on the Farm Horse-drawn sleigh rides down the valley at Heritage Farm. Post garden columnist Barbara Damrosch. The highlight of every season is our Annual Conference & Campout in mid-July. reported Heritage Farm to be “in fine fettle and busier than ever.” and founded Organic Gardening magazine way back in 1942.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. Maria Rodale www. visit our web site at www. Throughout the year.” read the headline in The Washington Post a few days later. chairman and CEO of Rodale. Attendance was more than double that of previous years. will recount all that and much more in her keynote address at this year’s campout. • April 5–June 13 • • April 10–11 • • May 1 • Annual Conference & Campout plus "Dig & Discover. “A hedge against disaster. Last year drew a record crowd of more than 400 from throughout the country.” She described the thousands of seeds in our collection as. Maria Rodale.seedsavers.
After all. resistant to late blight. Chris Cross is a sweet. Trial and error. Tom began working on the basis for the Green Zebra tomato at the age of ten. describing his land in Texas County. He would like to introduce the Irish people to a new generation of heirloom potatoes. and that will ripen in the shorter growing season. 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. He is now in his early sixties. A great family heirloom variety that originated in Montrose. he caught his stride with potatoes. Breeding plants came naturally to Tom. Kansas.” •52• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE become a member—save 10% .Member & Grower Profiles Larry Pierce prefers his okra fried. Tom brings the same passion to the Lumper potato that he did to the Green Zebra tomato.com). eventually crossing lines of four tomatoes. He began crossing a green Evergreen tomato with a good-flavored red one that didn't crack. Tennessee Sweet Potato squash. “The blight happened when the potatoes were put into storage. “It was time to bring in a new bull. I am not a mechanic. meaty melon. Triamble squash. “Watermelon grows well here because of the mix of soils. so they rotted. And Green Zebra was born. descended from the original variety. perfect for that summer picnic to bring sweet relief on a hot humid day in summer. Prescott Fond Blanc melon and Chris Cross watermelon for Seed Savers Exchange. An Irish staple. The fruit is a washed-green color with jagged dark green stripes. You can bet he will find it. so the land is well-drained and suitable for melons. 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. “I take pride in growing seeds for Seed Savers. By his own account. with seeds about the size of a man's pinky fingernail. But he still wasn't satisfied. Tom Wagner started breeding plants more than 50 years ago as a boy growing up on a farm near Lancaster. Now. He wanted a harder skin and better flavor.” Larry says. Pierce figures a watermelon this size will yield about a cup of seeds.” Larry picks up a Chris Cross watermelon from his garden patch that weighs just over 29 pounds. He posts his latest research on both vegetables on a blog on his Tater-Mater web site (http://tater-mater. Missouri. He called the resulting green tomato Glamour Evergreen. Iowa. lives in Washington state. Tom has had certified organic Lumpers for a couple of years. “Even though my dad was a mechanic. Pioneering Member & Breeder Chris Cross produces reliable yields in the 15 to 20 pound range. As a farmer producing seed for Seed Savers Exchange. produced a flavorful green tomato with 60-percent stripes that didn't crack. the Lumper fed 90 percent of the people of Ireland up until the famine of 1846. like most of his Ozark neighbors.” Tom said. Missouri " Tater-Materman" Tom Wagner. Larry calls farming a labor of love. Meet One of Our Growers Larry Pierce. Wagner says that you learn so many things when you are a seed saver. He grows Hill Country Red okra. about 80 miles east of Springfield.” Pierce says. I might be a plant mechanic. I can pull them apart and put them back together and have them run better than before. but he knows that others like it just as well in gumbo or soup. referring to his grandfather and father's cattle breeding practices that brought new genetic traits to the herd. a creation that was born out of practicality—preventing cracking in tomatoes so that they would be more suitable for canning. with additional flavor and late blight disease resistance. that is a labor of love.” Tom said. They're always true to type. and has developed a new variety called Lump O' Gold.blogspot. Twenty feet below ground is an old creek bed. If Tom cut his teeth on tomatoes. “because they grow the best seeds and never disappoint. noting that the blight was so bad that it wiped out most varieties.
The breed tolerates weather extremes well. Group tours can be arranged by writing or calling Seed Savers' office at 563-382-5990. They usually calve without assistance. tools.000 years ago in the British Isles. • Lillian Goldman Visitors Center • This oak post-and-beam structure.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. Brochures for self-guided tours are always available. Breeding herds of at least 10 head are usually for sale. one moveable with solar electric power. The Visitors Center is open daily from April into December. 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. Call Seed Savers at 563 382-5990 for details. open to the public from April through December. • Tours • Visitors are welcome to tour Heritage Farm's gardens and orchards from April through December. Hiking Trails www. and produces delicious beef. The cows are good mothers. • Historic Orchard • Since 1900. and 10am until 5pm on weekends. The breed thrives on grass pasture.org phone: 563-382-5990 •53• . more than 80-percent of the apple varieties in North America have been lost. Hundreds of pre-1900 apple trees are on display here. Some 120 Ancient White Park cattle live on the farm. To halt this constant genetic erosion. houses a large garden center and informational exhibits. that meander along trout streams. geese and turkeys from the 230 breeds at Sand Hill. Hours are 9am to 5pm weekdays. ducks. along with many hardy grape varieties bred by Seed Savers member Elmer Swenson. books. Seed Savers Exchange hosts a new collection of heirloom chickens. limestone cliffs and pastures dotted with Ancient White Park Cattle. • Hiking Trails • Heritage Farm has more than eight miles of hiking trails. for use in extending the growing season for many crops. Heirloom Poultry • High Tunnels • Seed Savers recently built two high tunnels. plants. The garden center offers seeds. and gifts. Each year.seedsavers. this rare breed holds great promise of solving some problems of industrial agriculture. built by local Amish craftsmen.
The Preservation Gardens offer a glimpse of our ongoing efforts to save this garden heritage from extinction. Our collection includes many thousands of varieties. are also used to prevent unwanted insect pollination. we pollinate by hand to ensure seed purity. heirloom varieties produce seeds that are like the parent plant. When necesary. We use isolation to prevent varieties of the same species from cross pollinating with each other. many of which are available only to members through Seed Savers’ Yearbook. We permanently maintain thousands of rare and unique vegetable varieties at Heritage Farm.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. 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. Artificial barriers. Preserving and regenerating rare and unique vegetable varieties in the gardens is at the center of what we do at Heritage Farm. and open grasslands. We use these gardens to regenerate seed from seed-producing varieties such as tomatoes. such as screen isolation tents. Each of these seeds has a history as well as a story to tell. Transplants. 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% . garlic. There are nearly 60 garden plots that make up over 23 acres of certified organic land. horseradish and shallots. squash. Trial Gardens These gardens also grow new varieties from our collection for later introduction through our catalog. All our gardens also double as outdoor classrooms where we demonstrate organic growing and seed-saving techniques. 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. Passed from generation to generation. most having been brought to North America by members’ ancestors from around the world. trees. The Trial Gardens are the seed catalog come to life. The 890 acres at Heritage Farm allows isolation by distance and by natural barriers such as terrain. This keeps the varieties “true to type”. We also use the gardens to maintain non-seed producing varieties such as garlic. and potato varieties are also grown here to ensure that gardeners receive heirloom plants that will live up to their expectations. This open-pollinated seed can be saved and replanted for generations and still maintain most of the traits from long ago. turnips and peas. Germination is regularly tested in the laboratory.
discover inner strengths and contribute to the beauty and grace of the entire neighborhood. Seed Savers began as a small.Herman's Garden Herman believed in the power of one seed. Portland. CA Community Gardens “Working in the garden provides each with an opportunity to build relationships. Seed Savers honors the generous spirit of Herman and Maryanne with “Herman’s Garden. too. The late Herman Warsh and his wife Maryanne Mott were among Seed Savers' earliest and most fervent supporters.org Pass It On Schools “These vegetables are helping to make our community healthier and stronger.” -Soil Asylum Community Gardens. out-of-the way Missouri garden with big ambitions. Petaluma. appreciate and learn more about healthy food choices.org phone: 563-382-5990 •55• . We rented land and stored seed in volunteers’ basements and freezers around the country. OR Bringing in the harvest from a Herman's Garden in Wisconsin Photo courtesy of Bruce Defries Studio Group and La Crosse Magazine www. He believed in Seed Savers Exchange. one gift” continues to guide our work today. 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. Chicago. For details.” In 2009.seedsavers. The financial and moral support of Herman and Maryanne literally planted our dream in the earth. save some seed—and pass it on to another deserving gardener.seedsavers.” -Petaluma City Schools. Herman’s legacy of “one seed. this seed donation program supplied more than 35.000 packets of seed to some 300 community organizations throughout the United States. All Seed Savers asks of those who tend a Herman’s Garden is to share the harvest.
25 • ¼ oz $18. great for slicing and canning.25 • ¼ oz $18.50 / Russian heirloom described by an SSE member as “the ugliest.25 • 2. 85 days from transplant. 5" by 4" deep. Sweet juicy flesh.75 1M seeds $19. 70–80 days from transplant.75 • ½ oz $27.75 250 seed pack $7.00 • 5M $49. weigh one pound or more. refreshing spicy flavor. Good yields of 3–4".75 250 seed pack $9.seedsavers. Packet (50 seeds) $2. ±11.639 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.75 • ½ oz $27. ±21. 80 days from transplant. Indeterminate.tOmatO members offer 4.000 seeds/oz. Meaty fruits are juicy and have outstanding flavor. Gold Rush SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. ±13.50 / A great heirloom from Ruby Arnold of Greenville.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 1 8 oz $14. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Pick by feel. Excellent full flavor.75 250 seed pack $7.25 • 500 seed pack$10. good for sauce or fresh eating. 69–90 days from transplant. Packet (25 seeds) $2.400 seeds/oz.000 seeds/oz. slightly flattened fruits on 3–4' plants.25 • 500 seed pack $10.75 1 8 oz $14. 80–85 days from transplant. Indeterminate. ±16.5M $34. End less su pply of 1½" pear tomatoes with great taste.75 1M seeds $19. C ertified O rganiC . Indeterminate.600 seeds/oz.75 1 8 oz $14. occasionally a plant with yellow fruit appears. Amish heirloom discovered in Wisconsin. Slightly flattened 4–5" globes with dark greenish-black shoulders. ideal for salads.25 • 2. red fruits that are oxheart to almost teardrop-shaped. ready when soft to the touch. Indeterminate.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.75 • ½ oz $27. turns almost black with enough heat and sun. Indeterminate.75 250 seed pack $7.75 • 500 seed pack $13.25 • ¼ oz $18. Beefsteak fruits.75 • 1/8 oz $14.50 / 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.75 • 500 seed pack $13. Produces 6–8 oz.25 • 500 seed pack $10. most delicious tomato I’ve ever grown. introduced to SSE by Bill Minkey in 1993.75 250 seed pack $9. Tennessee. Very productive.5M $34.” Rich full flavor. Extra large 2" red tomatoes with excellent flavor.25 500 seed pack $10.75 • 250 seed pack $7. Packet (50 seeds) $2.00 • 5M $49. 80 days from transplant. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 ½ oz $27.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Packet (50 seeds) $2. Indeterminate. not look.50 Named for the Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea.25 Black Plum Brandywine Brandywine (sudduth's) This was our favor ite w hen we compared 25 different yellow pears in 1998.
Plants do not drop fruit.00 • 5M $49. Indeterminate. better color than other blacks. Incredibly rich.00 • 5M $49.00 • 5M $49.75 1 8 oz $14. 75 days from transplant. great for salsa and for a fabulously colored sauce! Determinate.25 • ¼ oz $18.00 • ½ oz $33.25 • 2.25• 500 seed pack $10. great fresh or dried. by Yasha Crnkovic. Large beefsteak fruits have perfect shoulders and almost never crack. Indeterminate. very productive bushy plants do not require staking. ±11. nice sweet flavor. 90 days from transplant.25 • 1/8 oz $17.25 (a.5M $34.75 250 seed pack $8. 80–90 days from transplant. Looks incredibly odd when blanched and peeled.25 • ¼ oz $18. 4–6 ounce red fruit. the large vines produce fruit that are 8–12 ounces and deep red in color. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Indeterminate. a colleague of SSE member Carolyn Male. 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. Heavy yields.S. 75 days from transplant.25 (a.75 • ½ oz $27.500 seeds/oz. 80 days.75 • 500 seed pack $13.25 • 500 seed pack $10.75 • ½ oz $27. excellent taste. delightfully intense tomato flavor.75 250 seed pack $7. Gold Rush (L. extremely sweet.75 • 500 seed pack $13.k.75 1M seeds $19. Green. Excellent sweet juicy flavor.00 • 5M $49.600 seeds/oz.75 250 seed pack $9. Good flavor balance. Pink Brandywine) Family heirloom passed down from mother to daughter in the Sudduth family of Tennessee. Indeterminate. rich flavor. Flavor rivals Brandywine. Great full tomato flavor. Large pink beefsteak fruits to 2 pounds.a. Fruits are borne in giant clusters. seed originally obtained from J.25 • 2.75 • ½ oz $27. C ertified O rganiC .a.75 250 seed pack $7. 7 0 0 seeds/oz.50 / Incredibly heavy set of 1" long plumshaped fruits.a.5M $34. Addictive sweet-spicy flavor. 75–80 days from transplant.seedsavers. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 80 days from transplant. Little Blonde Girl) Small golden-yellow 1" fruits with excellent sweet taste. Creamy white to light yellow sausage-shaped fruit. Some prefer this variety for spaghetti sauce because of the nice rich color.75 1M seeds $19. Excellent tomato flavor.org phone: 563-382-5990 •57• . Warm. 70–80 days from transplant. Similar in appearance to grocery store grape tomatoes.5M $34. C ertified O rganiC .50 / 19(OG) Black Sea Man 253-Cherokee Purple Small plants with medium-sized deep brown fruits.75 250 seed pack $9.75 • 250 seed pack $9.25 • ¼ oz $24.k. large crops of 12 oz. Packet (50 seeds) $2.25 ¼ oz $24.75 • 500 seed pack $13.75 1M seeds $19.25 • 500 seed pack $10.75 • 1M seeds $19. 80 days from transplant.tOmatO 18-Black Plum Oval 2" fruits ripen from deep mahogany to black-brown.25 2. Bears until frost. main-crop variety.00 • ½ oz $33.25 1 8 oz $17. but determinate.75 250 seed pack $7. ±14.75 18 oz $14. Red Brandywine) The original Brandyw ine introduced by Johnson and Stokes in 1889. ±10. Packet (50 seeds) $2. ±22. revealing skeleton-like veins under the skin. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 75–80 days from transplant. Our best selling tomato.5M $34. Indeterminate. Very productive.k. Fruits hold well for extended periods.75 500 seed pack $12. Indeterminate. Developed by James Chalk of Norristown. but actually has good flavor! Introduced to SSE by Meilie Moy-Hodnett of Maryland. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 250 seed pack $9.25 • 2. Pennsylvania.25 • 500 seed pack $10. Potato leaf.900 seeds/oz.75 • 500 seed pack $13.75 • ½ oz $27.25 Chalk's Early Jewel become a member—save 10% www. fruits.000 seeds/oz.75 1 8 oz $14. C ertified O rganiC .25 • 500 seed pack $10. Bred by Thomas Wagner.75 250 seed pack $7. 3 0 0 seeds/oz. C ertified O rganiC . Unique dusty rose color.50 / 1480(OG)-Chalk’s Early Jewel A great standard. good for canning.75 • 500 seed pack $12. Packet (25 seeds)$2. 75–80 days from transplant. Indeterminate. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Packet (50 seeds) $2. earthy brown fruits are a great color addition. ±11. D. introduced in 1910. ±7 . heavy yields of round. pimpinellifolium) Chosen for its manageable growth habit and heavy set of ¼" fruits borne in trusses of 10–12.25 1228(OG)-Blondkopfchen (a. extremely heavy producer. Indeterminate. Indeterminate. ±16.50 / Brought into the U.700 seeds/oz.25 Our favorite large purple tomato.75 250 seed pack $7. 80 days.5M $34.75 1M seeds $19. Packet (50 seeds) $2.00 • 5M $49. enormous yields and never a cracked fruit.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 • 250 seed pack $8.75 500 seed pack $13.75 250 seed pack $9. Meaty.75 • ½ oz $27.25 • ¼ oz $18.k. Banana Cream) A uniquely colored variety.50 1229(OG)-Currant. Productive plants. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 / 974-Cherry Roma Black Sea Man 1479(OG) Brandywine 1314-Cream Sausage 427-Brandywine (Sudduth’s Strain) (a. Indeterminate.25 • ¼ oz $18. Certified OrganiC.50 / Blondkopfchen 663-Crnkovic Yugoslavian 1312-Brown Berry The first truly brown cherry available to gardeners. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Introduced to other SSE members by North Carolina member Craig LeHoullier in 1991.25 • 2.75 1 8 oz $14.a.75 18 oz $14.
25 • 1/8 oz $17. Very meaty.300 seeds/oz. 1 8 oz $14. Sweet Pea (L.75 1 8 oz $14. 75–85 days from transplant.75 664-Giant Syrian Sent by SSE member Charlotte Mullens of 500 seed pack $12. 80– 250 seed pack $7.25 • 500 seed pack $10.75 90 days from transplant.75 yellow tomato that we offer.75 sweet 1" fruits.00 • ½ oz $33. Excellent full tomato flavor.800 seeds/oz. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 500 seed pack $13. firm and smooth. C ertified O rganiC . Healthy plants Very little acid.25 Sent to Ben Quisenberry in 1976 by Milan Sodomka from Czechoslovakia. Smooth. Excellent clean tomato flavor.org fax: 563-382-6511 . extremely productive.75 • ½ oz $27. Indeterminate.25 440-German Pink One of the two original Bavarian varieties that ¼ oz $18. Packet (25 seeds)$2. Wyche’s Yellow Earliana Eva Purple Ball Federle German Pink Giant Syrian 1230(OG)-Currant. 1 8 oz $14. 250 seed pack $7. Determinate. The finest ±10.75 250 seed pack $7. John Wyche. freezing and like yellowish-green cherry tomatoes on slicing. few seeds. 80 days from transplant.700 seeds/oz. Good flavor.50 tomato.75 • ½ oz $27.000 seeds/oz. finest bi-colored tomato and one of our all±11. streaked red. Hard ±12. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 time favorites.50 / in 1900.25 • 2. Fruits up to one pound. Listed in Ben Quisenberry’s 1976 seed list as. 85 days from transplant. Great to use as a garnish.” Our Indeterminate.25 • 500 seed pack $10. Unique grapeflavor. Winner of the 2008 tomato 250 seed pack $7.25 • ¼ oz $18. He fertilized his terraced mountain-top gardens with elephant manure and scattered lion and tiger waste to keep out deer and rabbits.25 • ¼ oz $18. rarely Indeterminate.75 • ½ oz $27. Indeterminate.5M $34. The sweetest tomato you ever and foliage. blemish “Large.75 • 250 seed pack $7. pimpinellifolium) The best red currant tomato we can offer to gardeners.50 / Packet (50 seeds) $2. 90 days from transplant. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 250 seed pack $9.75 • 1/8 oz $14. Packet (50 seeds) $2. average 4–5 oz. Smaller 30–36" plants. Addictive.75 to stop eating.tOmatO Currant. ±2 9 .75 • ½ oz $27. ±12. spicy. clusters of fruit.00 • 5M $49.75 • 500 seed pack $13.700 seeds/oz.300 seeds/oz. Another great tomato from Ben Quisenberry.50 started SSE.25 2. Nice yields of deep pinkish. Indeterminate. Full sweet Grape by Thomas Wagner. each.400 seeds/oz. New Jersey and introduced Ger man heirloom f rom the 1800s. especially good for salsa.75 250 seed pack $7.75 250 seed pack $9.25 West Virginia. Indeterminate. Productive plants.25 • ¼ oz $18. red fruits early in the season.75 18 oz $14. 85 days from transplant.25 500 seed pack $10.50 / ±13. yellow. ±13.25 • ¼ oz $18.25 • 500 seed pack $10.25 • 500 seed pack $10. blemish-free. blemish-free 6–7" long paste /8 oz $14.75 • ½ oz $27. does well in humid areas. very A selection made from Thompson Seedless little cracking or blossom scars. Indeterminate. Excellent for canning. 85 days from transplant.75 • ½ oz $27. Stocky plants produce heavy yields of round 4–6 oz.25 • 500 seed pack $10.700 seeds/oz. Indeterminate.75 • 250 seed pack $8.75 1M seeds $19.75 250 seed pack $7.5M $34.seedsavers.75 • 1M seeds $19. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 80–90 days 1 8 oz $14.75 439-Federle 1 Beautiful. Wyche’s Yellow 1451(OG)-Earliana •58• Standard early variety developed by George Sparks of Salem. Wyche used to own Cole Brothers Circus which overwintered in Hugo.75 tasting. nice for containers and tight spaces. round 4–5 ounce fruits.25 • 500 seed pack $10. Packet (25 seeds)$2. Oklahoma. ±13.00 • 5M $49. Indeterminate.50 825-Gold Medal SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. 70 days from transplant. Potato-leaf plants produce large 1231-Green Grape 1–2 pound meaty fruits with few seeds. excellent flavor. Meaty and rich tasting for a yellow-orange tomato.75 250 seed pack $7. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 18 oz $14.¼ oz $24. Packet (50 seeds) $2. one of SSE’s earliest members. Fruits borne in trusses of 10–12 and do not drop off the vine. tasted…a gourmet’s joy when sliced.25 red fruits often exceeding one pound.50 / from transplant.25 • ¼ oz $18. Rugose.75 • ½ oz $27. bushy plants.50 / Given to SSE by the late Dr.25 • ¼ oz $18. Sweet Pea Czech’s Bush Dr. C ertified O rganiC . 75–80 days from transplant. rich full flavor unlike most 430-Golden Sunray other banana pepper-shaped tomatoes.50 / 1387-Eva Purple Ball 428-Czech’s Bush 975-Dr. free and very good flavor. ±15. crack. 2 0 0 seeds/oz. Heavy yields of one pound tomatoes.25 • 500 seed pack $10. Very good flavor. May need a small stake for support. 75 days from transplant.75 • ½ oz $27. Very few seeds. full-flavored.25 • ¼ oz $18. excellent Golden-yellow fruits are uniform and virtually for processing. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Dr. Literally hundreds of fruits per plant.
00 • ½ oz $33.S.300 seeds/oz.75 • 1/8 oz $14. sure to be a best seller at market. ±15.25 1 8 oz $17. 85 days from transplant. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Packet (50 seeds) $2. ±11. Ver y productive plants.org phone: 563-382-5990 •59• .25 18 oz $17.25 • 500 seed pack $10. Sure to be a hit at farmers’ markets and valuable in the restaurant trade. great for making sauces.75 • 500 seed pack $12. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 85 days from transplant.25 • 500 seed pack $10.75 • ½ oz $27. Plants are completely loaded with fruits weighing over a pound. Indeterminate.tOmatO Gold Medal Golden Sunray Green Sausage Green Zebra Hartman's Yellow Hillbilly Potato Leaf Hungarian Heart Italian Heirloom 1316-Green Sausage (a. firm fruits have a rich. 75 days from transplant. Rich flavor is a complex blend of sweetness and fruitiness.seedsavers. Nice sweet flavor. Beautiful yellow fruits are streaked with red on the blossom end.5M $34.75 250 seed pack $9.50 Gorgeous fruits are marbled with red. Bred by Thomas Wagner.25 • ¼ oz $18. Green Sleeves) Truly unique. canning and for making fresh roasted tomato sauce.300 seeds/oz. Productive short bushy plants do not require trellising.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 ½ oz $27. 70–80 days from transplant.75 • ½ oz $27. Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 / 1232-Isis Candy Isis Candy 1481(OG) Hartman’s Yellow Gooseberry 826-Italian Heirloom Absolutely gorgeous slicing tomato. 70–80 days from transplant. ±10. ±11.25 • ¼ oz $24. Introduced in 1985 by Tater Mater Seeds. one of the most productive varieties we have grown.75 250 seed pack $8. Indeterminate. beautiful elongated 4" fruits that are green with yellow stripes.900 seeds/oz. 75–80 days from transplant. 9 0 0 seeds/oz. Indeterminate. Solid. Sweet juicy 4–6" flattened fruits about 1 pound each. adds good color to salads & salsa.75 • ½ oz $27. sweet flavor. Easy to peel.25 • ¼ oz $24.50 / in 1994 by SSE member Jerry Lee Bosner of Ohio.75 • 500 seed pack $13. First listed in 1988 by SSE member Ed Simon from Pennsylvania. Each fruit has a spectacular cat ’s eye starburst on the blossom end. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 / 444-Hungarian Heart 443-Green Zebra Green 1½–2½" fruits with various shades of yellow to yellowish-green stripes.75 1 8 oz $14. Indeterminate.75 250 seed pack $7.50 / Beautiful.75 1M seeds $19. Very productive variety. Indeterminate. 75–80 days from transplant.25 Huge pink oxheart.00 • ½ oz $33. Determinate. Packet (50 seeds) $2. ideal for slicing and canning.25 500 seed pack $10. Originally from the J. Indeterminate. Brought into the U.75 250 seed pack $9.75 • 500 seed pack $12.300 seeds/oz. Heavy producer. C ertified O rganiC . very little waste. Excellent full tomato flavor.a.500 seeds/oz. huge heirloom from Italy.75 • 500 seed pack $13.00 • 5M $49. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 18 oz $14. Hartman and Daughters Seed Company. few seeds and almost no cracking. sweet zing y flavor.75 • 250 seed pack $7.25 • ¼ oz $18. ±13.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 250 seed pack $8. in 1901 from a village about 20 miles from Budapest. One of our favorites for fresh eating.75 1 8 oz $14.75 • 250 seed pack $7.25 • 2.k. Sent to SSE 979-Hillbilly Potato Leaf Green Grape become a member—save 10% www.50 / Hundreds of yellow cherry tomatoes per plant. Plants are loaded with 1½" fruits on short trusses in double rows of 6–8. M. ±8 .
80 days from transplant. salsa and paste. 446(OG)-Moonglow Indeterminate.75 • 1M seeds $19.00 • 5M $49. Reliable producer of beautiful 3–4" round fruits with shiny orange skin and orange flesh. Very adaptable variety.75 1 Hundreds of round ½" fruits give an /8 oz $14. very productive. does quite well in the Midwest. 250 seed pack $9.300 seeds/oz.seedsavers.75 clusters of up to six fruits.25 • 500 seed pack $10. Medium-sized bright orange fruits. 75–80 days.75 1M seeds $19. Great for markets.Well-balanced flavor.50 Italian heirloom.25 • 2. Very heavy set of 2–3 ounce fruits perfectly suited for making sauce. ±13. Large beefsteak-type fruits from 1–2 pounds. Delicious rich flavor. ±13. Ver y productive. Rugose. 3 0 0 seeds/oz.tOmatO 1460-Japanese Trifele Black One of the best black tomatoes.75 • 1/8 oz $14. heavy producer.75 1 8 oz $14. Indeterminate. Packet (25 seeds) $2. ±13.5M $34. Indeterminate.75 • ½ oz $27.25 • 500 seed pack $10. Flamme) Beautiful apricot-shaped heirloom from France.00 • 5M $49. One of the best.5M $34. 250 seed pack $7. 80–90 days from transplant.Packet (25 seeds) $2. Mild-flavored meaty productive paste tomato with pretty rugose (puckered) foliage. Has a tendency to fall off the vine when fully ripe. 75 days from transplant. Bright red.25 • ¼ oz $18.00 • 5M $49. juic y and meat y and truly orange in color. Extremely reliable variety for home or market. 250 seed pack $9.±1 1 . meaty.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. Indeterminate. 109(OG)-Mexico Midget Very prolific plants continue producing ±13.75 250 seed pack $7. Great for drying.Indeterminate.25 • 500 seed pack $10. Solid C ertified O rganiC .75 • 500 seed pack $13. 80-90 days from transplant. Certified OrganiC.25 • ¼ oz $18. 85-90 days from transplant. Packet (25 seeds) $2. potato leaf.25 • 2.25 • ¼ oz $18. Indeterminate.75 259(OG)-Martino’s Roma 1435(OG)-John Baer From the Bonny Group of tomatoes.00 • 5M $49. 60–70 days from transplant.75 250 seed pack $9.25 ¼ oz $18. Introduced in 1M seeds $19.600 seeds/oz.75 • 250 seed pack$7.75 throughout the entire growing season.50 / (a.25 2.75 1M seeds $19.75 250 seed pack $9.org fax: 563-382-6511 . rarely cracks.75 • ½ oz $27. Excellent bitey flavor. Great full flavor. Extremely meaty and typically crack free.25 • 2. bred in Russia. Great for fresh eating and canning. smooth fruits with very good flavor. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 500 seed pack $13. retains deep orange color.75 Excellent full flavor.75 1 8 oz $14.50 The “ultimate love apple” according to Amy Goldman's colorful story in The Heirloom Tomato. A favorite for salads and fresh eating.75 250 seed pack $7.75 500 seed pack $13. Ben preferred this variety for canning whole. Extremely productive plants.75 orange meat. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Rich full flavor.Packet (25 Seeds) $2. very meaty. great for canning. Packet (50 seeds) $2. The size of a Bartlett pear. free! Baseball-sized fruits are borne in C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds)$2. 80 days from transplant.25 1057-Kellogg’s Breakfast Obtained from Darrell Kellogg of Redford.75 • 250 seed pack $7. Michigan. Packet (50 seeds) $2.000 seeds/oz. weighing 4–5 oz.25 the 1997 SSE Yearbook by Glenn Drowns.00 • 5M $49.k.a. high yields of blemish free fruits.. fruits borne in clusters and weigh 2–3 ounces. Certified OrganiC. available on page 89. Packet (50 seeds) $2.50 / 827-Jaune Flamme Originally from the Ben Quisenberry collection.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. Indeterminate.75 • ½ oz $27. Plants require staking. Determinate.25 500 seed pack $10.25 828-Large Red Cherry Tasting. 70–80 days from transplant. one of our all-time favorites. Certified OrganiC.5M $34. good yields.75 • ½ oz $27.75 • 1/8 oz $14.5M $34.000 seeds/oz.5M $34.75 • ½ oz $27.25 • 2.75 • 500 seed pack $13.75 • 500 seed pack $13. Certified OrganiC. Great old-fashioned tomato flavor. great 1237(OG)-Nyagous for salads or selling in pints. Great black tomato that is virtually blemishIndeterminate. Large 1½–2" cherry tomato.25 ¼ oz $18. Indeterminate 70 days from transplant. but typically are less than 36" tall.75 Winner of SSE’s 2007 Heirloom Tomato 1M seeds $19. Produces fruits in clusters. few seeds and wonderful flavor. 70–80 days from transplant.50 incredible flash of rich tomato flavor.25 500 seed pack $10. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 250 seed pack $9.
Plumshaped fruits are 3–4" long and weigh 6 ounces. brought to Amsterdam.25 500 seed pack $10. Indeterminate.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 500 seed pack $13.50 / new 1234-Purple Russian 25-Plum Lemon Original stock of this variety came from Irma Henkel in the Ukraine.5M $34. C ertified O rganiC . Indeterminate.25 • ¼ oz $18.5M $34. Indeterminate. sweet refreshing flavor.75 • 1M seeds $19.400 seeds/oz. Heirloom tomato selected from Livingston’s Beauty in 1885. Certified OrganiC. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Very few seeds.org phone: 563-382-5990 . 72 days from transplant.300 seeds/oz. New York around 1900.25 • 2. 80 days.75 • ½ oz $27. Fruit is 3" long with pointed end.5M $34.75 250 seed pack $7.50 / 1483(OG)-Redfield Beauty Halladay's Mortgage Lifter 1452(OG)-Ponderosa Red Large. meaty 10–24 oz. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 1 8 oz $14. Very heavy yields of 1½" pearshaped tomatoes.75 250 seed pack $9. Indeterminate. tends to do better than most varieties in humid areas.75 250 seed pack $7. vigorous vines.75 1M seeds $19.75 • 250 seed pack $9.00 • 5M $49.00 • 5M $49. His seed originated in Scott County in southwest Virginia over 100 years ago.75 • ½ oz $27. Packet (50 seeds) $2. yellow paste tomatoes.25 • 500 seed pack $10. 3–4" flat pink fruits. Great for fresh eating but also used as a substitute for figs years ago by gardeners who would pack away crates of dried. Indeterminate.50 Collected by Kent Whealy from an elderly seedsman at Moscow’s Bird Market during the August 1991 coup. excellent fresh flavor. C ertified O rganiC . ±10.tOmatO 447-Opalka Given to Carolyn Male by a Polish coworker. really resembles a lemon. Very productive.25 First offered in the 1990 SSE Yearbook by Bruce McAllister from Freedom. ±11. 85–90 days from transplant. Packet (50 seeds)$2. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Vigorous.50 / Heavy yields of 3–5 oz. One of the best purplish-black tomatoes for markets since it rarely cracks. Similar to Amish Paste.25 ¼ oz $18. ±11. Indeterminate.75 • ½ oz $27.75 • 250 seed pack $7. ±15. sweet and meaty. Great mild and sweet flavor.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. Packet (25 seeds) $2. great tomato for processing. Indiana. 80–90 days from transplant.75 1M seeds $19.25 • 500 seed pack $10.75 250 seed pack $9. Wispy. Indeterminate.75 250 seed pack $7. 85 days from transplant. 85 days from transplant. beefsteak type fruits tend to be flat and fairly rough.75 1 8 oz $14.75 • 500 seed pack $13.00 • 5M $49.75 • 500 seed pack $13. Meaty.600 seeds/oz.75 • ½ oz $27. very productive plants. Great taste.25 • 2. Introduced to American gardeners in 1891.75 1 8 oz $14.25 • ¼ oz $18.seedsavers.900 seeds/oz. Excellent full flavor.25 1235(OG)-Red Fig 1453-Powers Heirloom Grown in American gardens since the 18th century.25 • 500 seed pack $10. 80 days from transplant. Fruits hold well on the vine. great flavor.75 • 1/8 oz $14. preserved tomatoes for winter use.25 2. Phenomenal set of red 3" by 5" paste tomatoes. Packet(25 seeds)$2.
75 • 1/8 oz $14.00 • 5M $49. Sweet outstanding ½ oz $27. our favorite 1M seeds $19. great for canning. brought to Cleveland. Indeterminate. dense and meaty. ±12. Indeterminate. meaty.25 • 2. Indeterminate.75 250 seed pack $8.75 1M seeds $19.75 • 500 seed pack $13. 1M seeds $19.25 compact 24" plants. 80 days from transplant. stuffing tomato.75 varieties sent to the U. 57–60 days. Pennsylvania.75 Lowden Collection. Does extremely well in hanging baskets or on 667-Stupice patios.75 • 500 seed pack $13. Originated as a sport from John Swenson’s Speckled Roman.75 • 1/8 oz $14. Packet (25 seeds) $2.org fax: 563-382-6511 . 75–80 days from transplant.25 • 2.” Produces tasty fruits in clusters of 20–40. Extremely early. Large.25 981(OG)-Speckled Roman •62• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. Top quality. Gorgeous 3" wide by 5" long fruits with jagged orange and yellow stripes. Packet (50 seeds) $2. One of the four Czechoslovakian tomato C ertified O rganiC . Pinkish-red flat 500 seed pack $10.50 / European heirloom variety grown by Pennsylvania Dutch as early as 1856. Keeps 4 weeks when refrigerated.75 globes up to one pound. Good flavor. Very meaty with nice flavor.75 250 seed pack $7.50 / 1484(OG)-Sheboygan 263-Riesentraube Spectacular smooth iridescent yellow fruits that are 2" wide by 4" long.75 Sodomka.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.75 • 500 seed pack $13.700 seeds/oz.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 • 500 seed pack $13. Not to be confused 448-Striped Cavern with Siberia.100 seeds/oz.25 flavor.75 250 seed pack $9. Egg-shaped 2–3" fruits. great flavor. Pink paste type fruits have excellent flavor and weigh 4–6 ounces. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Produces well in 125(OG)-Soldacki Polish heirloom.75 1M seeds $19.75 1 8 oz $14.25 • 2. blocky thick-walled 8 ounce red 250 seed pack $9. Indeterminate. Heavy yields all season.25 fruits. One of the few pure-yellow banana-shaped fruits available to gardeners. ±14. Great sweet flavor. Indeterminate.75 • 250 seed pack $7.25 1 8 oz $17.50 decorative variety that is a real eye-catcher. 4 0 0 seeds/oz.25 980-Roman Candle Developed by SSE member John Swenson as a result of a stabilized cross of Antique Roman and Banana Legs.25 to stuff with cheese. 80 days from transplant. 85–90 days. ±9 . Great taste.75 250 seed pack $9. 80 29(OG)-Silvery Fir Tree days from transplant.100 seeds/oz.75 fruits with yellow stripes.a .seedsavers.S. Indeterminate. C ertified O rganiC . Introduced through SSE in C ertified O rganiC .800 seeds/oz.5M $34.75 • ½ oz $27. 80 days from transplant. ver y productive. Round 1" fruit has a distinct nipple on the blossom end. Great for making salsa base or tomato sauce.00 • 5M $49. Excellent yields. dusty rose colored fruits. ±11.00 • 5M $49. originally from the 250 seed pack $9. 58 days from transplant.25 • 2. given to SSE member Carolyn days from transplant.5M $34. Extremely ½ oz $27. Male by a co-worker.75 • 500 seed pack $13.25 • ¼ oz $24.25 • 2. Ohio northern climates. Packet (50 seeds) $2.25 in clusters.75 1 8 oz $14. because Siberian is superior (a .25 • 500 seed pack $10. 500 seed pack $10.5M $34.00 • ½ oz $33.75 • 500 seed pack $13. C ertified O rganiC . Very productive.75 250 seed pack $9. Determinate. Indeterminate.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 • 250 seed pack $7. Name translates as “giant bunches of grapes.5M $34.25 • ¼ oz $18. ±19.75 1M seeds $19.25 good strong flavor. C ertified O rganiC .5M $34. Potato-leaf 4' plants loaded with 2½" by 2" diameter fruits borne 1M seeds $19. sets of fruits. Meaty.75 • 500 seed pack $12.00 • 5M $49.25 • 2.75 slightly flattened 3–3½" red fruits.5M $34. 55–70 around 1900. 75–80 days from transplant.00 • 5M $49. Indeterminate. Heavy crops of round. Distinctive carrot-like silvery-gray foliage on Packet (50 seeds) $2. Potato-leaf plants. rivals Brandywine.75 Abundant. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Strong healthy plants with lots of leaf cover. large Packet (50 seeds) $2. extremely uniform strain. Determinate.75 • ½ oz $27. To say that this variety is productive is an understatement. 1236(OG)-Siberian ideal for processing.25 • 500 seed pack $10.75 • 250 seed pack $7. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Schimmeig Stoo) Beaut i f ul in all qualities.75 1984 by Will Bonsall.k . C ertified O rganiC . great tomato taste.50 Grown since the early 1900s by Lithuanian immigrants in Sheboygan. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 / 1395(OG)-Rose Heirloom from the Amish in New Holland. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Wisconsin. by Milan 250 seed pack $9.25 • ¼ oz $18. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Bred by Thomas Wagner. few Dwarf sprawling plants with very early seeds. 85 days from transplant. Indeterminate.00 • 5M $49.
E. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Indeterminate. strong sweet flavor.75 stop over an extended season.25 New! 1226(OG)-Velvet Red Winner of the 2009 Tomato Tasting at Heritage Farm. Luscious and tender. round tomatoes canning.75 • 250 seed pack $9.tOmatO Striped Cavern Stupice Tommy Toe Trophy new Trucker's Favorite Velvet Red Wapsipinicon Peach Wisconsin 55 1900s.75 • 500 seed pack $13.25 434(OG)-Tasty Evergreen Speckled Roman Tasty Evergreen become a member—save 10% www.5M $34. originally introduced by Glecklers Seed Company in 1956.75 in the Madison area.50 River in northeast Iowa.50 $70.25 (a.5M $34.25 • 500 seed pack $10.5M $34.25 • 2.seedsavers.00 reward for the largest specimen Bred by J. Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 • ¼ oz $18.75 favorite “peach” tomato.00). Uniform 3" fruits. nearly every American Wisconsin in the 1940s. Medium-large fruits.25 • ¼ oz $18.00 per packet 250 seed pack $7. Evergreen) A favorite of Ben Quisenberry. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . Jr. Unique. Packet (25 Seeds) $2. dusty miller type foliage.75 • ½ oz $27. 75 days from transplant. excellent flavor and good yields.25 First introduced to gardeners in the early 2. great for mild flavor.org phone: 563-382-5990 •63• . Sweet excellent flavor.75 • 250 seed pack $9. very productive. produces non. named after the Wapsipinicon 1 8 oz $14. 75-80 days from transplant.75 1485(OG)-Trucker’s Favorite 500 seed pack $13.75 1M seeds $19. soils. 2.25 from transplant.5M $34.75 • 1M seeds $19. Winner of / SSE’s 2006 Heirloom Tomato Tasting. Heavy producer of 2" peach-shaped fuzzy Indeterminate. as one of the best home and market tomatoes Packet (25 seeds) $2. Within a year. from Dennis 250 seed pack $7. Indeterminate. yellow fruits. 265-Tommy Toe Occasionally a non-silvery plant will appear.25 • 500 seed pack $10. 80 days from transplant.25 • 2. Indeterminate. excellent sweet flavor.00 • 5M $49. Purchased by many in pursuit of 1059(OG)-Wisconsin 55 the $100. are ideal for slicing. 80 days fruits.75 • 1M seeds $19. Excellent all-purpose tomato. Flesh and gel remain green inside when ripe. C ertified O rganiC . 80 days 500 seed pack $13. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . Sweet. Packet (50 seeds) $2. 1183(OG)-Trophy Introduced in 1870 by Colonel George Indeterminate.75 1M seeds $19.75 Schlicht. Extremely vigorous plant yields hundreds Indeterminate. remembered from transplant. Superb flavor. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Walker at the University of tomato. C. Our ±13. Does best in rich seed company was carrying Trophy. C ertified O rganiC . Heavy yields of 1" cherry tomatoes.900 seeds/oz.C ertified O rganiC .75 250 seed pack $9. Rhode Island ±11. of 1" apricot-sized fruits. Waring.k .75 1 (in today’s dollars this would be roughly /8 oz $14. Good flavor and yields of 5–8 oz.a. of Newport.00 • 5M $49.00 • 5M $49. 5–7 ounce. Indeterminate. 75 days from transplant.75 250 seed pack $9.25 Packet (25 seeds) $2.00 • 5M $49. 70 days from transplant.75 • 500 seed pack $13. hard to beat! Won an Australian 1058-Wapsipinicon Peach taste test w ith 100 other varieties. This is the best of strain of Trucker’s Favorite in SSE’s tomato collection. silvery-gray.75 at the enormous price of $5.75 • ½ oz $27. Becoming hard to find. Skin ripens from green to light yellow-brown.000 seeds/oz.
this one must be handled with care and is only suited for home gardeners and local markets.org fax: 563-382-6511 . exceptional flavor. Iowa. Farmers would fill their horse-drawn “triple box” wagons in the field.5M $61. humid climates too.50 • 2. Reliable crops. Please call for more information. Does well in hot. The sweet pink-fleshed melon with white seeds was served unrefrigerated to customers who sat on rough wooden benches.seedsavers. Round 9" dark green fruits weigh 6–12 pounds. scarlet flesh. white solid flesh is inedible raw. 90–100 days. Sweet.75 1238(OG)-Chelsea Citron. 4–10 pounds.75 In the early 1900s Chelsea.watermelOn Due to concerns about Watermelon Fruit Blotch.00 1M $27. This does not apply to packets of 25 seeds.85 1240-Citron. The result of a cross between Hawksbury and Dixie Queen made by Chris Christensen in 1950. customers must sign and return a waiver before shipment.85 Not your typical watermelon. 85–90 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 90–100 days. where summer nights average 43° F. 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. thin ¼" rind. juicy. crunchy.5M $61. Certified OrganiC. 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. Packet (25 seeds) $2. if you have any questions. C ertified O rganiC . Iowa was famous for melons grown on the sandy hills north of town. SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. Thought to be lost.75 • 250 seeds $13.00 1M $27. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Packet (25 seeds) $2. haul them to town and then sell the melons right from the wagons. Extremely productive.50 • 2. cookies and puddings. The production field at Heritage Farm this summer was filled with fruits weighing 15–20 lbs. Will keep for several weeks once picked. Today SSE member Marvin Kucera is the only person growing this melon in Chelsea. sweet white flesh. Pale-green skin with dark stripes. Marvin remembers at least 20 local sheds set up for melon sales. With such a thin rind. This red-seeded variety of citron has been grown for centuries and used to make preserves and “sweetmeats” that are added to fruitcakes. but preserved by SSE for future generations. 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. only larger quantities. 70–75 days. black seeds. on all orders other than packets.75 • 250 seeds $13. 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. Reliable yields of 15–20 pound almost round fruits with jagged stripes.
just like the original Van Doren strain. Packet (50 seeds) $2. very dark green rind and sweet red flesh.S. Round 10–15 pound fruits have light-green skin with uniquely jagged dark green stripes.75 • 1M $10. Brought to Saskatchewan by Russian immigrants.75 • 250 seeds $6. Dark-yellow flesh and black seeds.5M $61. light green. Long .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. slightly sweet and slightly larger than a pea. Critics immediately claimed Burbank had simply reintroduced S.5M $29. 95–100 days. Nebraska) both offered it during the 1930s. Extremely durable rind. Said by its admirers to rival and even surpass blueberries. Extremely sweet.75 1M $13.00 10M $31. 88–90 days.75 250 seeds $13. Keep plants continuously well watered to achieve uniform.5M $26. Extremely early variety. Only Sweet Siberian and Kleckley Sweet still survive today. Great little icebox melon. although a relatively recent introduction. black seeds.5M $26. juicy apricotcolored flesh. Medium-sized. Packet (25 seeds) $2.60 • 2. 90–100 days. 80–85 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 • 50M $132.75 • 250 seeds $6. Packet (25 seeds) $2.5M $34. just like the original Van Doren strain.75 1M $7.75 • 250 seeds $8.25 • 2.00 1M $27. Salmon-pink flesh is pleasantly sweet. Henry Fields (Shenandoah. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . C ertified O rganiC .75 • 2. Nice and sweet.50 • 250M $562.75 • 250 seeds $6. Garden Huckleberry. Pennsylvania and New York. Resistant to fusarium wilt.50 1M $11. Limited supply this season. no wholesale sources exist besides the seed SSE offers. who obtained seed from the USDA. Truly a historic variety.25 • 5M $21.50 1M $11. Early maturing variety that will ripen successfully in the middle territories of the former Soviet Union and also is well suited for northern U. 65-80 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2. The entire plant and fruits turn golden-yellow when ripe. ripening in just 70 days. very sweet.C ertified O rganiC .50 become a member—save 10% www. Packet (25 seeds) $2. holds for several weeks after picking. well suited for shipping to market. Excellent producer at Heritage Farm and always one of our favorites. where it had been brought from Tennessee. oblong melons weigh about 8–10 pounds.75 • 500 seed pack $4.5M $14.org phone: 563-382-5990 •65• . 90–100 days.S.75 • 250 seeds $6.seedsavers.50 • 2. Bred by Asgrow Seed Company in 1972.75 • 2.00 1M $27.00 • 2. Quite productive when grown at Heritage Farm.50 • 2. Unique. 20–35 pound fruits.00 Large 20–30 pound oblong fruits. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Fruits are 18–24" long and weigh 10–16 pounds.75 • 250 seeds $13. gardeners by SSE in 1992.00 1M $27. C ertified O rganiC . Well adapted to the north. Introduced to American gardeners by SSE in 1991.85 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. Bright pink. Peacock type with more uniform flesh quality. Aromatic fruits have sweet bright yellow flesh with small seeds. C ertified O rganiC . 80–90 days. gardens and high altitudes. Productive variety with sweet pink flesh.75 1108-Orangeglo 1107(OG)-Golden Midget Bred by Elwyn Meader and Albert Yaeger.85 new 1241-Moon & Stars (Cherokee) Russian variety introduced to U.75 • 2. This is the yellow-fleshed strain of Mountain Sweet which was so popular in the 1840s in markets throughout New Jersey. Burbank said it was the result of many years of crossing of Solanum guinense (a species native to Africa) and S. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 250 seeds $3. Sunberry’s fruits are blue. as a new plant.75 • 250 seeds $13. Very high sugar content. deep orange flesh that is crisp and flavorful. who called it Sunberry and lamented it being renamed Wonderberry by the dealer who purchased and introduced it. at 6-10 pounds these fruits are ideal for small families and fit easily into a refrigerator. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .00 • 1M $24. The medium-sized oval dark green fruits are covered with peasized bright yellow “stars” and usually one larger “moon. and introduced in 1959.75 • 250 seeds $9. The product of a cross between New Hampshire Midget and Pumpkin Rind. Light green with jagged dark green stripes.25 1M $20.5M $55.35 Foliage and fruits are spotted with yellow. black seeds. nigrum. Ruby Gold and Kleckley Sweet. The early history of Moon and Stars is unknown. this is an excellent market variety.00 • 2. Packet (25 Seeds) $2. 80–85 days.” The fruits have sweet pink flesh and brown seeds. Jones’ Jumbo.5M $24.5M $45.5M $61. Reliable yields at Heritage Farm. Packet (25 seeds) $2.85 968(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.75 1M $16.20 Like other varieties of icebox watermelons.5M $61.50 This is truly one of the jewels in SSE’s watermelon collection.00 Old traditional Russian variety with round 10–12" fruits.5M $36. 95 days. Foliage is also spotted.75 268-Osh Kirgizia New! 1500(OG)-Petite Yellow Petite Yellow Foliage and fruits are spotted with yellow. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 (Solanum Burbankii) Bred in the early 1900s by Luther Burbank. Reintroduced several years ago by SSE member Glenn Drowns. Missouri.watermelOn a good “slow food” variety! Does well in cool northern climates.50 • 2.25 • 2. 95 days. Fruits are 20–24" long and can weigh 10–16 pounds.00 1M $15. Packet (25 seeds) $2. elongated fruits.50 • 2. 90–100 days. small brown seeds. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Iowa) and Robinson Seed Co.75 • 250 seeds $13. but have yellow flesh and white seeds. villosum (indigenous to Europe). (Waterloo. sweet flesh.
k. Intense citrus aroma.000 seeds $4.25 • 10M $12. americanum) Heirloom strain from New Mexico.25 • 5M $7.50 • 10M $17. Large crumpled fluted lettuce-like leaves that are 3–4" long. Annual. culture. Hardy perennial in zones 5-9. Very droughtfor adding color to basil vinegars. basilicum) The classic large-leaved Italian sweet basil prized for its spicy flavor and wonderful aroma.herbs • Herbs • members offer 200 varieties (Pimpinella anisum) One of the oldest known spices in England.25 • 10M $12. thin leaves. white flowers.75 269-Anise (O. C ertified O rganiC . Beautiful purplish bracts. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Burn’s Lemon •66• Purple Dark Opal Thai Basil Bee Balm SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.25 • 5M $7. spectacular as a garnish.75 1.75 Anise Cinnamon Basil Globe Basil Lettuce Leaf Basil Mrs.75 273-Basil. Fragrant plants grow 18–24". our best seller. Extremely tolerant once plants are established. Most commonly used in Thai or fragrance and was a popular strewing herb in Vietnamese cooking. aromatic and colorful in fall.25 • 5M $7.75 809-Basil. Excellent bee forage plant.25 • 5M $7.75 271(OG)-Basil.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.75 • 1. spic y flavor is great when matched with fruit. or spread 2–3' when mature. Annual.25 • 5M $7. Graceful plants are 12–20" 12–18" tall with medium-green leaves. Wonderful strong licorice flavor. all purple Italian strain.75 1. Annual. Annual.75 Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 274(OG)-Basil. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . similar to dill in habit.000 seeds $4.75 • 1. Mrs.” Beautiful lilac flowers with dark and a mild sedative for humans.000 seeds $5.000 seeds $5.25 • 10M $12. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Genovese (O.000 seeds $4. Annual. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Attractive plants are medieval England. Ideal for pots or as borders in gardens.000 seeds $4. slow to go to seed. very good for pot like flowers.25 • 10M $12. Extremely uniform strain.25 5M $7.25 5M $7. This is the variety of choice for pesto.25 • 10M $12. Very easy to grow. C ertified O rganiC . C ertified O rganiC . in salads.000 seeds $4. Added to bread and sausage in Italy for centuries. Chamomile has a very nice flavor.75 272(OG)-Basil.75 1.75 1. dries nicely. Annual.75 • 1. Burn’s Lemon (O.25 • 5M $7. 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. German 829-Basil. which are great for floating in cool drinks at summer parties. (O. Stems tall with endless masses of 1" attractive daisyand blossoms are purple. Bushy plants basil.75 (O.25 • 10M $12. The finest strain of lemon basil available.75 1.a. First grown red stems. basilicum) (a. harvest seeds when dry.” Forms a perfect 12–18" globe bush with very small.75 5M $12. attractive 24" plants have purple-red stalks. Packet (250 seeds) $2.25 • 5M $7. 24–30" tall. minimum) Referred to as “Greek Basil. in zones 3–4. Plants are 12–18" tall. Excellent contrast with green in America in the late 1700s.50 1. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Annual.000 seeds $4.000 seeds $4. Bees love the abundant bright flowers. Packet (250 seeds) $2.seedsavers.75 811(OG)-Chamomile.75 Packet (250 seeds) $2. pinkish flowers and glossy dark green leaves. popular for vinegars and seafood dishes. Sturdy 18–24" plants.75 5M $12. neat habit. that first appeared in the Grocers’ Company of London. Thai (Matricaria recutita) Native to Europe. Cinnamon (Ocimum basilicum) Cinnamon-scented. Packet (100 seeds) $2.25 • 10M $12. Plants grow 2–3' tall and self-sow.25 • 5M $7. Perennial uniform. Annual. with small green leaves.25 • 10M $12. Sweet.75 • 1.50 • 10M $17.25 • 10M $12. The leaves are covered with stiff white hairs and appear to be almost wooly. Intense sweet basil scent with spicy flavor. Large Leaved Italian) Classic basil described in Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden (1885). Purple Dark Opal (O.000 seeds $4. basilicum) Spicy anise-clove scent and Africa and Asia. Lettuce Leaf 270(OG)-Basil.75 1.75 1. Citrusflavored leaves can be minced and added to fruit and used for jellies. C ertified O rganiC . replaced black tea during the Boston Tea Party.25 • 10M $12.000 seeds $4.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Annual. Globe (Borago officinalis) Beautiful blue starshaped flowers hang in clusters. Packet (250 seeds) $2.000 seeds $4. C ertified O rganiC . Annual.
Plants will self seed. 90–120 days for seed.000 seeds $4. C ertified O rganiC . 50–55 days to first leaf harvest. stews. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 325(OG)-Fennel. Beautiful. Feathery dill-like leaves. Does not form an edible bulb like Florence Fennel.25 5M $7. Perennial in zones 4–8.75 (Nigella sativa) (a. Annual. Annual. Abundant long-lasting foliage. seldom exceeds 4–6" high. Seeds are used as a flavoring in soups.25 5M $7. 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. Tender perennial grown as an annual.000 seeds $5. Perennial in zones 3–9.seedsavers. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . Self-seeding annual.75 Sweet Genovese Basil 830-Fennel. Feathery plants have bluish-white flowers that are followed by inflated ornamental pods.25 • 10M $12.75 (Foeniculum vulgare) Attractive plants grow 3–4' tall. lacy foliage with a bronze cast.75 1244(OG)-Chives. pastries.75 1. summer and fall. We like to make successive sowings to ensure a continuous supply all spring. Broad overlapping leaf bases form large bulb-like enlargements at base of the stem.a.50 are ground and used like pepper.25 • 10M $12. Celery-like stalks need a steady supply of consistent watering and have mild licorice flavor.75 5M $10. A low-growing plant.25 • 5M $7. Plant resembles dill in appearance. excess freezes well. Tender perennial grown as an annual. Packet (250 seeds) $2. The fresh leaves are called Cilantro and the seeds are used as a spice called Coriander. Plants grow to 3' tall.75 • 1.75 1. Good ornamental value. Dead-head spent flowers for an extended blooming period. A nice ornamental.herbs herb for fresh eating or cooking. star-shaped flower clusters are a pleasant surprise in late August. slow bolting strain.75 • 1. Germination is erratic. curry powder. Permanently maintained at Heritage Farm. Grandma Einck’s (Anethum graveolens) Iowa heirloom grown near Festina.75 • 1. Large fragrant heads.25 5M $7.25 5M $7. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Packet (100 seeds) $2. white.org phone: 563-382-5990 .000 seeds $4. Roman Coriander) Grown for its aromatic black seeds that 277(OG)-Dill.25 • 10M $16. great for canning or fresh use. Iowa since 1920 by Katherine Einck’s family (Diane OttWhealy’s grandmother). Garlic (Allium tuberosum) Nice mild garlic-flavored flattened leaves.000 seeds $5.000 seeds $4.75 • 1.000 seeds $4. and still being used in the manufacturing of some liqueurs.75 • 1. Packet (250 seeds) $2.25 • 10M $12.25 • 10M $12. Packet (250 seeds) $2.000 seeds $4. Florence (Foeniculum vulgare) Called Finnocchio in Italy. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .75 462-Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) Native to Egypt.25 • 10M $12.k. C ertified O rganiC . Nice.75 275(OG)-Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) No Mexican meal is complete without fresh cilantro.50 • 10M $17. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . Selfseeding annual. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Packet (250 seeds) $2. so please be patient. too.75 • 5M $12. instead it is used as a garnish or added to salads.
50 (Melissa officinalis) Strong lemon-scented leaves are used for making tea.25 • 10M $12.000 seeds $4. Perennial in zones 3–8. Plants grow 12–20" tall. clean. great ornamental border plant. Packet (100 seeds) $2.50 • 10M $17. with greenish-yellow flowers.75 (Hyssopus officinalis) Used as early as the 7th century to improve the smell of kitchens and hospitals.000 seeds $5.75 • 1. 2" daisies above fern-like foliage. Plants grow 18–24". Essential oil used in perfumes.50 1247-Lavender. Extremely uniform strain.75 5M $12. grey-green foliage in clusters with short spikes of violet-blue flowers. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 1.50 (Lavandula angustifolia) Essential herb. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Perennial in zones 3–7. stems and seeds of the lovage plant taste like celery.25 • 10M $32. True or English Rosemary Russian Tarragon Sage 1248-Lavender.50 • 10M $57.000 seeds $8. Perennial in zones 5–9. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Said to have a calming effect on children and also is soothing for upset stomachs.000 seeds $9.25 • 10M $12. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Fragrant plants. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C . John’s Wort Sweet Mace Sweet Marjoram •68• Thyme Wormwood (Levisticum officinale) Extremely uniform selection of Lovage. Long-lasting cut flower. Perennial in zones 4–9.75 • 1.75 • 1.75 • 1. butterflies and hummingbirds. goldenyellow.000 seeds $5. Hidcote Blue (Lavandula angustifolia) Very compact silver-grey foliage with dark blue flowers.000 seeds $5.org fax: 563-382-6511 .50 • 10M $62.25 5M $7.herbs 1246-Golden Marguerite or (Anthemis tinctoria) Easy-to-grow bushy plants covered with crisp.75 • 5M $34. Plants grow 18–24" and can be divided in the Spring.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. A favorite in Heritage Farm’s perennial border.000 seeds $4. Perennial in zones 5–9.75 1.75 5M $39. The leaves. Perennial in zones 4–9. Cut off stalks when blossoms fade for a second bloom in late summer.25 • 5M $20. Attracts bees.75 5M $12.50 • 10M $17. Perennial in zones 4–9. Hyssop leaves are used to flavor salads. Plants grow 10–12" tall.25 • 5M $7.seedsavers.50 816-Lovage “Magnus” SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. a favorite of French King Charles V in the 14th century. Used by settlers to bandage wounds because leaves are absorbent. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Great for plant sales. soups. Grows 18–24" tall. Still used extensively in preparing soups and salads. liqueurs and stews. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 1. Highly valued for cutting and drying and for the aromatic fragrance and essential oils it produces.50 464(OG)-Lemon Balm Spearmint St.
000 seeds $5.000 seeds $4. grown as an annual. Sub-tropical plant grown as an annual or perennial to zone 11.75 • 1. pungent flavor. oval.75 100 seeds $7. Attractive shrubby plants with greygreen fine foliage and numerous yellow flowers in spires.50 (Hypericum perforatum) Highly esteemed medicinal herb since ancient times.000 seeds $4. Attractive grey-green woody/shrubby plant with beautiful mauve flowers. small white flowers. Used extensively in fish and poultry dishes. Perennial in zones 4–9.75 279(OG)-Parsley.75 Stevia become a member—save 10% www. Packet (250 seeds) $2. C ertified O rganiC . pointed leaves that are slightly wavy at the edges. 68–75 days. Perennial in zones 5-8.75 • 1.75 (Salvia officinalis) Classic culinary herb for flavoring meat. 85–90 days. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Prized by Italian cooks. John’s Wort 280(OG)-Parsley. Perennial in zones 8–11. High in vitamins and minerals. Stevia extracts are 200–300 times sweeter than sugar. depending upon your climate. but hard to beat fresh.50 • 10M $150. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 5M $7.50 and all natural.75 5M $12. Good for laying on the grill and flavoring meat with its smoke. Perennial in zones 4–9.75 5M $12. with small yellow flowers. Giant from Italy 832-St.50 • 1M $38. well-drained.75 • 5M $12.25 • 10M $12. grown as an annual in the North.50 (Artemisia dracunculus) Prized for its sweet.000 seeds $4.000 seeds $5.25 • 10M $12. Russian 1252-Sage. claimed to be better and sharper than true oregano. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Biennial in zones 6–9.75 1. Plants grow 12–24" tall. grown as an annual. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Light green.25 • 10M $12.org phone: 563-382-5990 •69• . grown as an annual in the North. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Productive. delicious. C ertified O rganiC . Biennial in zones 6–9. 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 • 10M $12.00 (Ruta graveolens) Small grey-green leaves in clusters.000 seeds $5. but noticeably sweeter.000 seeds $4.75 1.50 820-Thyme 1256-Wormwood 982-Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) Nature’s sweet secret.75 1.000 seeds $4.25 • 5M $93. Attractive specimen plants.25 • 5M $7.25 • 10M $12.25 • 5M $7. Perennial in zones 8–10.50 • 500 seeds $24. sunny areas. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Perennial in zones 6–8. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 1. Perennial in zones 3–8. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Currently in high demand for its antidepressant qualities. Grows to 12–16" tall and flowers early.50 • 10M $17.25 • 10M $12. some even make a pesto from it! Thrives in warm.25 • 10M $12. toothed leaves are used extensively as garnishes and in the food industry for flavoring in candies and toothpaste.50 • 10M $17. Used in Japan since the 1970s when the safety of artificial sweeteners came into question.25 • 5M $7. Plants grow 16–24" tall with a sprawling habit.50 1254-Sweet Mace (Tagetes lucida) Beautiful.75 • 1. glossy leaves with small anise-scented orange flowers.25 5M $7. Classic herb has a spicy flavor used extensively to season meats and vegetables.000 seeds $4.25 • 10M $12. cheese and bean dishes. Attractive 12–24" plants. Holds for a long time at harvesting stage even in warm weather.75 (Thymus vulgaris) One of the most versatile herbs used in cooking and can be used to season any meat or vegetable.75 • 1. Packet (250 seeds) $2.herbs 1249-Oregano.75 1. Shrubby plant with yellow flowers. Perennial in zones 4–8.75 • 1. Fast growing uniform strain.25 • 5M $7. Green Culinary Rue 1253-Spearmint (Mentha spp) Dark-green.000 seeds $4.25 • 5M $7.000 seeds $4. The darling of many renowned Southwestern chefs.000 seeds $5.75 • 1.000 seeds $4. The FDA has approved its use as a dietary supplement. C ertified O rganiC . Perennial in zones 3–8.seedsavers. Similar to oregano. Greek (Origanum heracleoticum) Essential garden herb. Triple Curled (P.75 or Spanish Tarragon True Lavender 465(OG)-Sweet Marjoram 1251-Rue (Origanum majorana) Highly esteemed for a variety of seasoning needs. Packet (250 seeds) $2. anise-flavored leaves. Should be protected when temperatures fall below 50 degrees F. Packet (250 seeds) $2. freezes and dries well. Great for pots. hortensis) Closely curled dark green leaves.75 1.50 • 10M $17. Perennial in zones 4–10.75 1250-Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Attractive evergreen shrub with grey-green pinnate leaves. Pungent bitter leaves are used sparingly in salads and oriental dishes.25 5M $7.75 1255-Tarragon.50 • 10M $17. Perennial in zones 5–10. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 (Petroselinum crispum) Large bushy plants produce a continuous supply of large flat leaves with strong parsley flavor.75 1.75 5M $12. Excellent with chocolate.
25 • 5M $12. 2.seedsavers.25 • 2.25 • 2.5M $7. Tender 2.5M $12. Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 variety was given to SSE by longtime members Orral and Joan Craig who discovered it 2. 18–24" 1257-Summer Pastels Yarrow Great for long-lasting displays. pinkish-red. 20–24" tall.25 Well maintained strain with all blue flowers. often Radio was introduced to gardeners in the 2.75 flower. but mentioned even earlier by 1. 1258-Hot Biscuits (Callistephus chinensis) Superb semi-double containers or borders. This Packet (100 seeds) $2. salmon. Packet (500 seeds) $2.org fax: 563-382-6511 . excellent as a cut bicolors.25 America before the 16th century. Beautiful a cereal and in ancient religious ceremonies. Certified OrganiC. 18–20" tall.75 violet striped. This European magenta and burgundy. Grown for use as 1930s and is now quite hard to find. A favorite at Heritage Farm.75 crimson. Packet (250 seeds) $2. for pots. tolerate a light frost.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. 292-Love-Lies-Bleeding (Calendula officinalis) Calendulas have been Self-seeding hardy annual. 4 ' tall. Packet (500 seeds) $2.000 seeds $5.75 • 1. We cannot imagine not growing (Alcea rosea) This classic variety has graced (Calendula officinalis) Spectacularly this variety each season.25 (Achillea millefolium) This amazing perennial with purple Verbena bonariensis). and yellow.5M $7. Self-seeding biennial. Hardy John Parkinson in 1629. great for 1.flOwers referred to as Inca Wheat.000 seeds $8. light pink. Used fresh or dried.50 • 5M $20.75 growing in an Amish garden near Arthur.5M $8. Europe in the 17th century and known to Blooms the second year in the North or Self-seeding hardy annual. European native. 6–9' tall.000 seeds $4.5M $7. great for cut flowers or displays.75 South.75 1.000 seeds $4. Self-seeding. Years ago. 30" (Amaranthus cruentus) Impressive upright mixture with a full range of colors and tall.75 • 1. Annual.25 • 2. blush.75 blackblood. 12" tall.75 ginger-colored spikes. Well suited plants an ornamental and graceful appearance.5M $7. scarlet. Wide annual. outbuildings on Iowa farmsteads for over a colorful and diverse mixture of varieties C ertified O rganiC .25 • 2. Monticello.000 seeds $4.25 • 5M $12. (Amaranthus caudatus) Recorded in South referred to as Pot Marigold for centuries.75 “Matsumoto Mixture” pastels.75 but will have a hint of red in the bright sun.75 1260-Chinese Aster color range. almost the complete spectrum of 1. Packet (250 seeds) $2.50 • 5M $13. hardy annual.25 • 2. Self-seeding (Celosia cristata) Native to the tropics and contrast.5M $8. hardy annual in the North.75 flowers just 4 months after sowing.5M $7.000 seeds $4. 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. Suitable for pots.25 • 5M $12. Try mixing with Japonica Heat and disease tolerant. orange flowers have quill-like petals. climates. pink. blue. Single in many shapes and colors.75 833-Radio Calendula Extremely easy to grow and dries well.000 seeds $4.00 blooms of white.25 • 5M $12.75 • 5M $18. 5–6' tall. Blooms and plants 1. have been cultivated by Thomas Jefferson first year in more moderate. Packet (100 seeds) $2. grows 2–3' tall. apricot. 54(OG)-Outhouse Hollyhock 1066-Calendula Mixture Illinois. Packet (500 seeds) $2. Colors include: Striped corn for a show-stopping display. red. long-seasoned Packet (250 seeds) $2.25 • 5M $12. 24–26" tall. 1064-Nigra Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) Grown by Thomas Jefferson at Tender annual. 2.50 in his gardens at Monticello. 3–4' tall. Beautiful as long-lasting 834(OG)-Amish Cockscomb Plant next to a white fence for a spectacular cut flowers. light blue. (Pictured tall.75 • 5M $28.75 • Flowers • members offer 1. unusual. Plants will bloom throughout the growing season.000 seeds $5.” Appears black on overcast days.75 • 1.5M $17. perennial in the introduced to Europe in the 1570s. Self-seeding biennial.75 century. sturdy plants. Packet (100 seeds) $2.000 seeds $6.75 • 5M $14. Hardy perennial. borders or mass plantings.75 • 1. white. blue tipped with white. Packet (250 seeds) $2. on tall.000 seeds $4.75 • 1. pink tipped with white. rose. and other inf lammator y problems. Blooms Long rope-like red seed-bearing trusses give from early summer until frost. who described this 331-Snapdragon Mixture single hollyhock as being “of a darke red like (Antirrhinum majus) Rainbow mix of colors annual.5M $11.
75 302-Ensign Mixture 1327-Sea Shells Mixture (Cosmos bipinnatus) Exotic tubular flowers in shades of pink. A real eyecatcher in any garden. red and white. rich soil. white. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Self-seeding hardy annual.25 2.000 seeds $4. remarkably showy blossoms are open all day. middle. Packet (100 seeds) $2.25 • 5M $12. Packet (250 seeds) $2. most likely originating in India.5M $7. Hardy annual. great for mature.25 • 2. 1065-Spider Flower Mixture Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 2. Packet (10 seeds) $2. Can also be grown in large pots. 2' tall bushy plants. there is a perfect hole through the mass plantings.C.75 shaker gourds.75 for making rosaries and for musical African 1. bell-shaped flowers on vines up to 20'. Self-seeding. long of food.000 seeds $8.50 • 5M $26.5M $16.75 • 250 seeds $16. Packet (10 seeds) $2. Half-hardy annual. 12" vining plants.75 • 5M $175.00 (Cleome hassleriana) Cleome or Spider Flower was introduced from the West Indies to England in 1817. white flowered variety.75 • 250 seeds $16.75 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. 4–5' tall. Annual.org phone: 563-382-5990 .75 1M $54. Once an important source Button! Extensive range of colors.25 • 5M $12. Extremely easy to grow from seed.000 B.seedsavers.25 • 2. C ertified O rganiC . Extremely handsome flowers often planted in beds or mixed in borders. Used grows 2–3' tall. 3–4' tall. half-hardy annual.75 • 1.5M $7. Half-hardy annual.5M $7.25 • 5M $12.25 • 2.75 1.5M $101. stems are great for cutting.000 seeds $4.5M $101. Plants will When the polished grain-like seeds are bloom throughout the season. Flowers are followed by narrow 4–5" intriguing seedpods which resemble spider legs.75 1M $54. Extremely low maintenance. Referred to for centuries as Dwarf Morning Glory. Excellent mixture. Multiple tendrils grasp easily to rough surfaces like stone walls or a trellis.25 • 2.75 • 1. The thorny stems resemble those of a rose bush.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. 30–36" tall.000 seeds $4.75 Sea Shells Mixture 1261-Cup and Saucer Vine (Convolvulus tricolor) Beautiful free-flowering mixture. literally nature’s perfect bead. Prolific grain-like plants. Captivating flower that has inspired many artists.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 2.75 (Cobaea scandens) This large climbing annual produces large. Extremely large leaved variety in a complete range of colors. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Plants prefer sunny areas and a nice light. Half-hardy annual. Rare.
75 250 seeds $11.75 • 1.50 (Echinacea purpurea) Beautiful 4" flower with a center cone that is tipped with green and gold. not until 1872 was a box of tubers sent to Europe. introduced in 1927.5M $45. ball-shaped. edging beds/borders and containers. A classic for cut flower arrangements and unmistakable when grown in the perennial border or as specimen plants in any garden.000 seeds $5.75 • 1. Half-hardy annual. Striking mix of rich colors. Perennial. This scarlet strain is beautiful when planted in a random pattern.25 • 5M $12. Half-hardy annual. Brilliant 1" yellow spheres are striking in the garden or in fresh or dried bouquets.50 2. Large.75 1.org fax: 563-382-6511 . seeds and foliage are all poisonous. hyacinth beans are grown for food and can be eaten if prepared properly.75 • 100 seeds $18. Bishop’s Children is a seed-grown descendant of Bishop of Llandaff dahlia. Straight stems with beautiful.25 • 5M $41. Frequently v isited by hummingbird moths. Billy Button) A perennial that is native to New Zealand. Very nice when mixed in garden borders or with plantings of purple coneflowers. We do not recommend growing for food. Heavenly fragrant fringed flowers in mixed colors of pink.25 • 2. Good for cut flowers.k.25 • 2. AAS winner in 1974. A great choice for mixing into borders or mass plantings.25 (Cynoglossum amabile) (a. 3–4' tall.5M $78. C ertified O rganiC . 28–36" tall. Packet (500 seeds) $2.75 1330-Platinum Blue 128(OG)-Giant Spotted Foxglove 1264-Firmament (Echinops ritro) Handsome plants have silvery stems and a mound of foliage.000 seeds $4. midblue flower heads. Packet (250 seeds) $2.000 seeds $20. Introduced by the German company (Dianthus hybridus) A greatly improved form of this garden classic.5M $7.5M $7. 4–5' tall. Blooms in July and August. Grown as a half-hardy annual in the North. Perennial. Plants thrive in sun and well drained soil.75 • 1.50 (Digitalis purpurea) Popular cottage garden flower from England.5M $7.00 986-California Poppy Mixture (Eschscholzia californica) First noted on the Pacific coast by Dr.5M $7.75 1. impressive dark foliage.k. introduced into English horticulture late in the 18th century.75 (Cosmos sulphureus) Diablo in Spanish translates as the Devil.000 seeds $4.75 • 2.75 1. 3' tall plants. The entire plant is purple! Seed pods and beans are poisonous at certain stages! In Asia and Africa. Flowers first year from seed.25 2.000 seeds $4. Johann Friedrich Eschscholtz.75 1.25 • 5M $12.75 474-Ruby Moon Hyacinth Bean 1069-Bishop’s Children 788-Diablo Cosmos (Dahlia variabilis) Although dahlias were discovered in the 16th century by Spanish conquistadores. Superior large-flowered strain with spotted white and pink bells along 5–6' stalks.50 (Dolichos lablab) Striking dark violet colored stems. leaf veins and pods with beautiful lilac-colored blossoms extending above the foliage on long straight stems. AAS winner in 1936. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Perennial.25 • 2. Packet (250 seeds) $2. 2–3' tall. Plants. but rather as an ornamental. Packet (25 seeds) $2. A good cut flower and an eye-catching addition to borders. Native to Mexico. white and carmine.25 • 5M $12.5M $16.25 • 5M $12. Vines can grow 10–15' if given support.25 • 2. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 5M $65. Hardy annual.75 • 1M $117. dry soils. Packet (50 seeds) $2.5M $40.000 seeds $39. Packet (250 seeds) $2.seedsavers. 12–15" tall. Half-hardy annual. Packet (10 seeds) $2.75 • 1M $37. Great cut flower. please use caution! Biennial. 14–16" tall.25 836-Amado Coneflower 1269-Rainbow Loveliness 1328-Drumstick (Craspedia globosa) (a.75 1.25 250 seeds $36.75 837-Sensation Mixture Ernst Benary and received an AAS in 1939. who was the leader of a Russian •72• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.a Chinese ForgetMe-Not or Hound’s Tongue) Masses of small star-shaped powdery-blue blooms contrast nicely on deep grey-green foliage.000 seeds $4. Long sturdy stems.75 • 100 seeds $5. Hard to find. Thrives in poor soil with minimal care. Half-hardy annual.25 • 5M $72. Blooms the first season if sown early. Packet (25 seeds)$2. 2–3' tall bushy plants. sturdy plants have beautiful ferny foliage and a wide mixture of colors. Grows well in light.50 2.000 seeds $22. Australia and Tasmania. and lasts up to a week when cut for arrangements.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.a.25 • 5M $125. lilac. Excellent for pack sales.
Vines 8–12' tall.25 2.000 seeds $17.25 2.5M $35. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Suitable for pots.25 • 2.75 (Ipomoea multifida) Grown since the 1800s. Baptist John Ott. attracts butterflies like crazy.25 • 2.000 seeds $4. Bright cardinal-red blooms from early summer until frost.000 seeds) $2. 30–36" tall.25 • 5M $12. Half-hardy annual. unique within the genus. Hundreds of blooms throughout the season.5M $171. but thrives almost anywhere. Feathery or fern-like foliage reaching a height of 15–20'. Sure to attract attention. Highly sought-after old heirloom that was unavailable for many years.75 1. Self-seeding annual. Iowa. Plants will climb 15' or more.5M $7. so cut often. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Half-hardy annual.75 • 5. Self-seeding hardy annual at Heritage Farm. if given support.000 seeds $5.75 • 5M $275.75 1071-Globe Amaranth Morning Glory (Gomphrena globosa) Native to Brazil. Irresistible to hummingbirds. Mix of 8–10 colors. Halfhardy annual.25 • 5M $12.00 1274-White Cypress Vine 784-Moonflower (Ipomoea noctiflora) Beautiful 5–6" blossoms are closed all day until sunset when the flowers open.75 • 1.000 seeds$85. who lived on a 40-acre farm near St.50 50-Grandpa Ott’s (Ipomoea purpurea) One of the original Bavarian varieties that started SSE. Packet (1. Cutting promotes bud formation.5M $7. Very easy to grow from seed. Finely cut emerald-green leaves. Truly the most dramatic morning glory available to gardeners. releasing one of the most fragrant perfumes in the summer garden. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Balanced mixture of 5–7 colors.00 Frequently visited by night pollinators. Packet (25 seeds) $2.org phone: 563-382-5990 •73• . if given support.75 1272-Sunrise Serenade 1073-Cardinal Climber (Ipomoea purpurea) Very unusual double ruby-red flowers. long-lasting display of lively colors.25 • 2. 12–16" tall.75 1. For sunny spots. Lucas.000 seeds $4. Half-hardy annual. 24–30" tall. and very early.50 • 2.5M $8. Beautiful deep-purple flower with a red star in its throat.flOwers Platinum Blue Globe Amaranth Strawflower Mixture Cardinal Climber Moonflower Grandpa Ott’s Sunrise Serenade White Cypress Vine expedition in 1815. Spectacular. but recently brought back into circulation. Vigorous vines will climb 10–15' if given room on trellises and arbors.50 • 5M $13.25 • 5M $12.000 seeds $5.000 seeds $4. strong climber.seedsavers. a favorite with hummingbirds.75 1.50 10M $10. 1890. Normally only available in red.75 1.75 Giant Spotted Foxglove become a member—save 10% www. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Given to Kent and Diane Ott Whealy in 1972 by her grandfather.75 2. fences or pots. Large papery flowers used extensively in dried arrangements and as a long-lasting cut flower.75 • 1.75 California Poppy Mixture 1072-Strawflower Mixture (Helichrysum bracteatum) Australian native that was introduced to Europe in 1799.000 seeds $7.00 • 50M $25. Reliably self-seeds each year.5M $8. Officially designated the state flower of California on December 12. Best sown in place.75 • 1.5M $7. Annual. extremely productive and nice when dried. Annual in the North. perennial in milder areas.50 • 5M $13. (Ipomoea quamoclit) This annual plant produces masses of five-pointed small white flowers. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 5M $57.
Packet (100 seeds) $2. production of seedpods. 12–18" tall. Half-hardy annual. but will bloom nearly year-round in mild climates.flOwers 1275-Bunny Tails (Lagurus ovatus) Great ornamental grass for children and adults alike.75 • 5M $14. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Perennial lupines are found growing wild from California to British Columbia.75 1. Extremely tough but (Nicotiana sylvestris) Often referred to as you must be careful not to “tickle-to-death.25 2. Very easy to grow.50 enjoy a second bloom in mid-to-late summer.seedsavers. Spectacular in areas where it has naturalized such as Alaska. Blooms six weeks from seed. compact plants. Packet (500 seeds) $2. Dwarf habit. 6–12" tall. Also called Marvel of Peru.75 2.5M $21.” Woodland Tobacco. Very intriguing plant.000 seeds $6. Packet (250 seeds) $2.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Acts as a biennial or short-lived perennial. Hardy annual. rust and bronze flowers. Tender perennial.5M $7. 8–10" tall.75 • 5M $15.5M $7. When flowers fade. and attract hummingbird moths. Packet (100 seeds) $2.5M $7.000 seeds $8.75 288-Four O’Clock 1077-Night Scented Stock 985-Sweet Alyssum “Aphrodite Mixture” (Lobularia maritima procumbens) Colorful range of low-growing. Tolerates full sun to partial shade and poor soil. and 52(OG)-Night-Scented Tobacco water from below. this 5' tall plant has 3–4" Lilac-pink globular flowers precede the hanging trumpet-shaped white blossoms. salmon.5M $13.000 seeds $4. 2–3' tall.000 seeds $4.75 • 1. Vigorous selfseeding annual in the North.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. grown as an annual.75 greenhouse sales. Developed at The Institute of Vegetable Breeding and Seed Production west of Moscow. purple.50 2.000 seeds $4. Annual. Sweetly fragrant flowers open each night and release what could be one of the sweetest fragrances in nature. C ertified O rganiC .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.000 seeds $10.75 (Moluccella laevis) Great conversation piece in any garden. Attracts lots of bees and hummingbird moths. Packet (250 seeds) $2.5M $9. Excellent for pot culture (3–4" pots are ideal). Blends well in borders. Tender annual. but success can be achieved almost anywhere with a little practice and patience.25 • 2.75 • 5M $21. Packet (100 seeds) $2. lavender. Color and shape are preserved nicely when dried.25 • 2. Abundant flowers open after 4 p.50 • 2.000 seeds $7.5M $39. so make sure to plant where the fragrance will be enjoyed.75 • 1. Showy free-flowering plants. Self-seeding annual. Short-lived perennial.25 • 2.75 1. Packet (250 seeds) $2. To (Matthiola longipetala) Exciting mixture includes lilac.75 Bunny Tails Sweet Alyssum Zebrina Night Scented Stock Blue Poppy •74• Sensitive Plant Four O’Clock Bells of Ireland SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.75 (Meconopsis betonicifolia) Unique. prune back to enjoy a second display. Self-seeding hardy annual.25 2. “Perfect Mix” of fuchsia. 30–35" tall.25 • 5M $12. Best suited for cooler climates. 18–36" tall.25 • 5M $33. white. It is hard to resist touching the fluffy flower head. very drought tolerant once established. extremely nice for cutting.25 • 5M $27. as soft as a bunny’s tail! Easy to grow.75 • 2.75 (Malva sylvestris) Beautiful long-blooming flowers.5M $17.m. Excellent variety for Flowers open in the evening releasing an (Nicotiana alata) Lots of showy trumpetshaped 3" flowers.000 seeds $19. 5–6' tall.75 1.75 1. 3–4' tall. pink and white. plants can be cut back to the ground and allowed to grow new foliage. Native to the Mediterranean region.5M $9. 4–5" tall. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Steady improvements of the wild strains have been in progress by breeders for centuries.75 • 5M $98.75 (Lupinus polyphyllus) Nice well-balanced mixture of lupines with a full color range. do not overwater.25 • 5M $12.75 1. ornamental pinnate leaves close when touched by children (or adults). Interesting spikes of green bellshaped calyces surrounding the insignificant white flowers.25 • 5M $12. Wide range of beautiful colors. A great example of how flower breeders have taken a native species and selected for as many different color combinations. 4' tall. Packet (25 seeds) $2. ground covers. rockeries or containers.75 • 1. purple. stunning blue flowers make this one of the most sought-after plants in the gardening world.000 seeds $7.75 • 1.
Packet (250 seeds) $2. Easily distinguishable poppy. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Nice when in borders.org phone: 563-382-5990 .25 • 5M $12. Intriguing striped seedpods dry well.000 seeds $4. Packet (25 seeds) $2.25 • 5M $12. 20–24" tall. or dried for arrangements. pots and spring plant sales. Free branching plants are great for bedding.flOwers extremely sweet fragrance.seedsavers. 18–24" tall. Always the first flower to sell out at our spring plant sale. Selfseeding annual. C ertified O rganiC .75 (Osteospermum ecklonis) Beautiful daisy-like flowers with jewel-like centers are borne in great numbers in a mix of pink. Tender annual.25 500 seeds $24.75 • 100 seeds $6.5M $7. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Finely cut feathery green foliage. A mixture of white.75 2.25 • 5M $12.75 • 1.75 • 1. lavender and purple flowers.50 • 50M $32.000 seeds $7. Self-seeding. Most of the previous strains of Osteospermum could only be propagated by cuttings. hardy annual. as a cut flower. iridescent.75 500 seeds $42.5M $7.75 • 100 seeds $10. one of our favorites at Heritage Farm each summer.75 1.75 (Nigella papillosa) Large violet-blue flowers are followed by deep purple spider-like seedpods. Grown as a half-hardy annual in the North.000 seeds $6.75 (Osteospermum ecklonis) White daisies with strongly contrasting. Self-seeding annual.50 10M $12. rose. It is hard to resist popping the seedpods when they are green.000 seeds $4. pink.000 seeds $4. Works well in hanging baskets and borders. Grown as a half-hardy annual in the North.5M $12.25 • 2. because they pop like little balloons! Self-seeding. Very hard to produce seed on this variety. To avoid self-seeding. 12" tall.50 • 1M $68. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C .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 . shiny blue centers and dark-green foliage. seedpods should be picked off before they mature and shatter. but Sky and Ice will produce seed in mild climates. Fragrant blossoms from June until frost and beyond.25 2. Performs well in warm weather. hardy annual. Plants begin blooming 75–100 days from seeding at Heritage Farm and then continue until frost. Strong plants have trailing 2–3' stems and combine nicely when mixed in with other similarly sized plants. 12–18" tall. purple and white.25 • 2.75 • 5. Packet (1000 seeds) $2.50 • 5M $17. 10–16" tall.5M $7.25 • 1M $38. Very easy to grow. Always a favorite at Heritage Farm.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. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 1. So m e v e r y imaginative folk names include LoveEntangle and Jack-in-Prison.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. Packet (250 seeds) $2.
blue. Salpiglossis comes from two Greek words meaning trumpet and tongue.75 1.25 • 5M $12.00 (Salpiglossis sinuata) Spectacular Chilean relative of the petunia. but nice as cut flower too. Self-seeding. 12–24" tall. red and others.000 seeds $4. Makes handsome dried bouquets.000 seeds) $2.5M $28. Flowers stay open almost all day.75 (Tagetes patula) Brightly striped 2" single 791-Color Mixture SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. & J. Benefits from partial shade in the South.org fax: 563-382-6511 .75 5 lb $120.000 seeds $14. Annual.00 • 10 lb $200. becoming hard to find. halfhardy annual. sow in place.5M $7. large reddish-tinged foliage and brightly colored seedpods. a real head-turner. 24-30" tall. Self-seeding annual.75 1.00 51(OG)-Kiss-Me-Over-the(Polygonum orientale) Hard-to-find heirloom.25 • 2.25 • 5M $12. Packet (250 seeds) $2. Blooms early. Low-growing plants are excellent in beds and borders. Listed in 1896 catalog of R. Annual. Exotic and beautiful when the plants are swaying in the summer breeze.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.000 seeds $4.5M $7. Stately quickgrowing ornamental plant with tropical appearance.25 4 oz $10. continues until frost.25 • 2. introduced in 1824.75 • 5M $46. Great long-lasting cut flower.” Subtle lavender-blue flowers with curved spikes that are absolutely covered by many different species of bees. Annual.50 • 8 oz $18. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (250 seeds) $2.5M $7. Volunteers every year at Heritage Farm.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. hard to transplant.00 • 5M $200. “Bienen-freund” in German translates as “bee’s friend.flOwers (Phacelia tanacetifolia) Can be used to strongly attract bees to your garden.00 • 1 lb $28. Seeds and seedpods are poisonous! Annual. Approximately 16.25 • 5M $12.000 seeds per ounce.75 1.000 seeds $62.75 787-Single Moss Rose 472-Gibsonii Castor Bean Jolly Jester Red Marietta Starfire Signet (Ricinus communis) Introduced into English gardens in the 16th century. or planted into a rock wall. Lovely silk-like petals.5M $125. Excellent results when used as an annual cover crop. Packet (1. Packet (100 seeds) $2.25 • 2. Branching 12–24" stems with 2" striped trumpet-shaped flowers in a wide range of almost metallic colors.75 1.45 • 2.seedsavers. Packet (500 seeds) $2. Farquhars. Sweetly scented blooms attract many butterflies and hummingbirds. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 6–8' tall. maroon. 4–6" tall.000 seeds $4.75 • 1 oz $4.75 1. Slender branching 6–9' eye-catching plants heavily laden with pendulous dark pink catkins.50 • 2. referring to the velvet-like blossoms.
Grown as an annual in the North. Many years of selection have gone into producing this variety which is pale-cream to yellowishwhite. Tolerates poor conditions.5M $65. unique.00 • 50 seeds $45. Suitable for containers.75 • 5M $62.000 seeds $25. A great conversation piece in any garden. 16" tall.75 (Tagetes tenuifolia) First introduced to gardeners in the 1930s. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Very easy to start from seed.75 2. sun and drought. Ideal for container gardening. extremely fragrant.5M $50.5M $7. The flowers and leaves are a peppery addition to salads and pastas or when used as a garnish. Edible flowers. gold. 3–4" tall.000 seeds $24.75 316-Orange Prince Daisy 306-Zulu Prince Daisy Orange and Zulu Prince Daisy 1085-Snail Flower 1287-Black Velvet (Tropaeolum minus) Intense velvety-black flower. another completely unique color within this genus.00 • 5M $120. Annual.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. For a great contrast. Packet (25 seeds) $2.00 (Tropaeolum minus) Unique strain of nasturtium that holds its blooms above the foliage and is classed as top-flowering. Extremely dwarf plants are ideal for container gardening and pots.00 100 seeds $85. seldom offered.00 (Vigna caracalla) Grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. Massive explosion of longlasting 2½" golden flowers.00 • 250 seeds $185. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Hardy annual. Incredible in rock gardens and borders.seedsavers.000 seeds $5. atop silvery foliage. 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 (Ursinia anethoides) Beautiful annual from South Africa.5M $7.75 • 1. Packet (100 seeds) $2.00 • 2. where space is limited. Packet (25 seeds) $2.75 • 2. dry conditions. palepurple flowers with cream and yellow markings. spiral shaped. Hardy annual. rare viola. Can also be successfully grown in pots with adequate support. try adding blossoms to your fresh spring salads. fast growing and quick to bloom.25 • 2.25 • 5M $12. traditional scent widely valued for nematode control.75 1. When the nights start to cool. but will also thrive in normal garden conditions. Venezuela.75 1. Variegation slowly turns to green and white. Great for hanging baskets. this difficulty is reflected in the higher priced seed. Annual. Brilliant crimson-scarlet flowers on plants seldom over 12–14".25 • 5M $12. This formula mixture has equal amounts of the following colors: apricot.75 • 5M $62.25 • 2. and yellow with contrasting black eyes.75 500 seeds $43. A great money maker for greenhouse sales.25 • 5M $90.50 • 5M $12.00 • 5M $80. unique within the genus. Tolerant of heat. Annual. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Hardy annual.50 • 2. Clockvine) Native to tropical Africa.75 1. Very easy to overwinter in pots and the blooms the second season are very numerous. Extremely hard to produce viable seed. more intense the second season.k. Packet (25 seeds) $2. eyecatching orange-yellow flowers with bright red central markings. Blooms mid-season until frost. Hardy annual.000 seeds $4. Sweet spicy-scented foliage associated with older marigolds.25 2.75 • 100 seeds $10. Annual.75 1.5M $38. golden-orange.000 seeds $28.75 1.25 • 5M $32. pure yellow.75 (Tropaeolum minus) Beautiful. Prefers a sunny protected area and well-drained loose soil.00 Snail Flower 994-Fuji Dawn (Tropaeolum minus) A classic Victorian nasturtium with dark blue-green foliage. Beautiful. Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 • 1. maroon and lemon flowers make this 12" bushy plant excellent for borders and a great filler. Bright green leaves and masses of single orange.25 • 2. 12–18" tall. 8–10" tall. Tender shrub grown as a perennial in the South and an annual in the North. Blooms in early spring.5M $7. Formula mix of colors includes: pure white. Blooms from early summer until frost.flOwers flowers in alternating red and orange. Originally discovered growing in Caracas. the colors tend to increase in intensity and provide a fiery display. Does best in warmer.org phone: 563-382-5990 •77• . Classic marigold aroma.50 • 2.000 seeds $4. Silver-tinged foliage is finely lobed and silky in appearance.5M $17. Dwarf 10–12" plants are ideal for containers.000 seeds $8. Packet (5 seeds) $5. 2' tall. 8–10" tall. mahogany and scarlet.5M $7. Drought tolerant. Plants climb 6' or more with proper support.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.000 seeds $19. Hardy perennial. then later to uniform dark green. gold. Packet (250 seeds) $2.75 • 1M $70. Well suited for the garden and excellent for containers. or potted.25 (Venidium fastuosum) Also known as Monarch of the Veld. like all other nasturtiums.5M $49.75 1. containers or in the garden on a trellis.50 993-Empress of India Fuji Dawn become a member—save 10% www.25 • 5M $12.75 1. goldenorange with black centers.a. Packet (250 seeds) $2.50 • 2.00 (Viola mandschurica) Incredibly beautiful. Hardy annual.000 seeds $4. Annual.5M $38.50 • 5M $78.75 2.5M $56.000 seeds $40.000 seeds $19.75 • 1. Packet (20 seeds) $2.75 (Tropaeolum majus) This is the closest to white of any nasturtium available to gardeners. Vines in tropical regions can reach 20'.75 1. Packet (25 seeds) $2. 24–30" tall.
Beautiful semi-double flowers with mahogany. Annual. Great for starting in packs. Excellent for borders.5M $25.75 (Zinnia tenuiflora) Beautif ul zinnia mentioned in botanical documents as early as 1801. 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. Blooms from spring until frost.75 • 2. This vigorous self-seeding biennial has settled in nicely at Heritage Farm and we look forward to it coming back to life every spring.5M $7.000 seeds $12.to-grow annual from South Africa.000 seeds $8. Blooms open in the evening releasing their sweet. Native to Spain and the Pyrenees Mountains. Grows 6–8" tall.75 • 2.000 seeds $12. The most popular pansy 995-Bowles’ Black we offer. Does well in pots.50 796-Persian Carpets 997-Historic Pansies Mixture (Zinnia elegans) Beautiful. self-seeds freely and comes back true-to-type each year at Heritage Farm in enormous numbers.5M $15. 4' tall.S. cream and many bi-colored blossoms. honey-like fragrance. C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i C .50 • 5M $18. a wide range of colors. Packet (100 seeds) $2. 2' tall.5M $25.50 2. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Annual 12–14" tall. single spider-like bright red flowers.00 841-Benary’s Giant 998-Red Spider 80(OG)-Gift (Zinnia elegans) Upright 3' plants.75 1.75 1. A true garden classic. Annual. sure to be a new favorite. 3–4' tall. Packet (100 seeds) $2. 4–6" tall. Plant close to your patio to fully enjoy.000 violas in the Netherlands. Packet (25 seeds) $2. First offered in the U. 4–5" across. orange.000 seeds $4.000 seeds $4. Annual.75 1.50 999-Azureus (L.75 2. Obtained during the 1991 coup from breeders at the Moscow branch of the Vavilov Institute and grown at Heritage Farm every summer since.75 250 seeds $8.75 • 1.50 • 2.75 • 1. Biennial.25 • 5M $32. Fortunately for gardeners. large-flowered strain of zinnia from one of the oldest German seed companies. Very good for cutting. none of the original pansies introduced in the 1800s by the Vilmorin Company of Paris still exist by their true names. extra-long stems ideal for cutting and arranging spectacular bouquets. Sturdy habit. Ernst Benary. sativus) Hundreds of beautiful electricblue blossoms. very unique. Packet (250 seeds) $2. gold.75 (Viola x williamsiana) Sometimes referred to as Hearts-ease. Through his incredible knowledge of historic varieties. A mainstay at Heritage Farm. by Morse-Vaughan in 1896.000 seeds $12.00 • 1M $22.75 • 1.5M $25. The flowers are reminiscent of little smiling faces.75 (Viola x wittrockiana) Unfortunately. Packet (100 seeds) $2.25 1471-Night Phlox 996-Johnny Jump-Up (Zaluzianskya capensis) Easy. Annual.5M $7.000 seeds $8.00 (Zinnia x haageana) Listed by many companies earlier this century as Mexican Hybrids.00 • 5M $40. Packet (250 seeds) $2.5M $17.5M $17.75 1.00 303(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. Attractive 1" blooms from midsummer until frost.seedsavers.25 • 5M $12.org fax: 563-382-6511 . seedsman Kees Sahin kept a collection of 13.5M $11. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Self-seeding biennial.75 2. variable 3–4" flowers (singles and doubles) are brilliant red with an occasional orange blossom.75 • 1. Truly a classic garden flower that never seems to go out of fashion.25 • 5M $12.25 • 2.75 • 500 seeds $14.25 • 5M $32.00 • 5M $40. Kees selected a mixture closely resembling those grown by gardeners more than 150 years ago.000 seeds $5. AAS winner in 1952. Blooms are extensive and extend until the first frost. founded in Erfurt in 1843. Annual.flOwers (Viola tricolor) Velvety dark purple (almost black) flowers with pale yellow eyes.25 thick cap. 2' tall.00 • 5M $40. can be used as an edible garnish with cheeses or salads.25 2. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 1. Plants are exceedingly free-blooming from spring through late autumn. 5–6" tall. Like all violas. Annual. Magnificent when in bloom.000 seeds $7. Blooms are fully double.75 • 5M $24. C ertified O rganiC . Extremely fragrant and one of our best selling varieties. Packet (100 seeds) $2.50 • 2.
Does well even in the heat of summer.sweet peas and India as a grazing crop for animals.50 (L. low-growing 1–2' plants.org phone: 563-382-5990 . 5–6' tall. Somehow naturalized in Peru or Ecuador and then reintroduced to Europe. 4-5' tall.00 • 1M $22. odoratus) Mixture of 25 named varieties with some bi-colored and striped varieties. Annual. Plants produce flowers over an extended period. 4–5' tall.75 • 500 seeds $14. Packet (50 seeds)$2. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 250 seeds $8.50 250 seeds $30. Seeds were sent to him by Franciscus Cupani.50 • 1 M $25.00 • 1M $22.75 250 seeds $8. Annual. Powerful scent. Extremely good performer. Packet (10 Seeds) $2. Grown in England in 1699 by Dr. a great addition to bouquets. Painted Lady Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 • 250 seeds $8. where over 4 million acres are in cultivation. Grown as an Annual. 5–6' tall. Arguably still the best pure white grandiflora sweet pea available. 5' tall. Colors include white.75 500 seeds $14. like all other sweet peas.50 807-Grandiflora Mixture 801-Cupani’s Original 1101-Matucana 1097-Dorothy Eckford (L.75 • 500 seeds $48. odoratus) The original maroon-purple strain from which all other sweet peas have been developed. Incorrectly cited as the original sweet pea. this would be the one! Good tolerance to heat.75 • 250 seeds $8. Annual. Annual. loaded with blossoms for an extended period of time. a Sicilian monk. This was the first bi-color sweet pea available to gardeners.00 • 1M $22.seedsavers.50 (L.50 (L. Perennial.00 • 1M $22.75 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. obv iously more recent because of its four relatively large flowers on each stem. odoratus) The purest white selection introduced by Eckford in 1902 and named after his granddaughter.00 • 1M $22. Strongly scented old varieties that were introduced before 1907. 5–6' tall. chloranthus) The only lemonade-yellow sweet pea known to exist. native to India and Turkey.50 (L. Annual. Toxic.00 (L. Rarely offered. 5–6' tall. Packet (50 seeds) $2. Uvedale.75 • 100 seeds $18. odoratus) Striking bi-color w ith maroon-purple standard and purpleblue wings.75 • 250 seeds $9. Great for filling in borders where early flowering plants and bulbs have faded. a teacher in Middlesex.75 new 500 seeds $14.75 500 seeds $14.75 500 seeds $16.50 483-Painted Lady 1336-Everlasting or Perennial Sweet Pea (L. pink and magenta. Packet (10 seeds) $2. If you have space for only one sweet pea. Packet (50 seeds) $2. but researchers are working to develop strains that will be edible for humans in drought-stricken countries. latifolius) A European native introduced into cultivation in 1596 and has now naturalized in many areas.75 250 seeds $8. Extremely tolerant to summer heat. Annual.75 • 500 seeds $14. Packet (25 seeds) $2. odoratus)Discovered growing in a planting of Cupani Original in the 1730s.
00 • 5M $33.75 • 5M $36. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Plants will grow 3–4' tall and bloom until killed by frost.org fax: 563-382-6511 .5M $21.75 • 500 seeds $19.00 (H. Great when used as a living screen or windbreak. Plants grow 6–8' tall. C ertified O rganiC .000 seeds $6. 75 days.50 (H. pale-yellow petals with a dark chocolate center. creamy.75 250 seeds $11. extended bloom period. One of the best for pot culture and cutting. One plant can have up to two dozen flowers open at the same time under ideal conditions. Flowers have soft. Plants grow 5–8' tall. Packet (50 seeds) $2. great for cutting.000 seeds $6.75 323-Aztec Sun 476(OG)-Evening Sun Lemon Queen Mongolian Giant Orange Sun (H. flowers are single to multiheaded. Some single heads grow 12–16" across. Excellent for hedges and attracting butterflies. C ertified O rganiC . C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . annuus) Consistently one of our favorites in the trials at Heritage Farm. Plants grow 24–30" tall. Collected by Melvin Gilmore from the Arikara tribe at The Fort Berthold Reservation.000 seeds $11.50 Evening Sun Giant Primrose Irish Eyes (Tithonia rotundifolia) Also known as Yellow Mexican Sunflower. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Traditionally grown for its masses of edible seeds. red and burgundy.75 307(OG)-Autumn Beauty (H.75 • 5M $14. Packet (100 seeds) $2. 70 days. 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.75 • 5M $14.75 1.5M $9. 60 days. Packet (25 seeds) $2.5M $9.50 • 2.50 799-Giant Primrose Ring of Fire Rostov Taiyo 1088-Irish Eyes (H.5M $22.25 2. Will in 1930. very nice for cutting.75 • 1.25 • 1M $30. One of our favorites due to the extremely long bloom period. annuus) Large flowers in shades of orange.25 2. Packet (100 seeds) $2.50 • 2.75 1. with some bi-colors.75 • 1.000 seeds $10. First offered by Oscar H.sunflOwers • Sunflowers • members offer 17 varieties Arikara Autumn Beauty Aztec Sun 601(OG)-Arikara (Helianthus annuus) Sturdy plants grow up to 12' tall. cucumerifolius) Multiple 4" flowers on sturdy branching plants. 70 days.seedsavers. 65 days. annuus) Multi-headed flowers range from bright yellow to gold to dark burgundy. Dwarf plants loaded with multiple blooms that have golden pointed petals with green centers. 60 days. Extremely dark center. annuus) Multiple blossoms high on sturdy top-branching 8–12' tall plants. Multiple heads.
75 days.75 Sunflower Mixture 313-Torch 310(OG)-Rostov (H.000 seeds $13.000 seeds $11.75 • 5M $14.50 2. Plants grow 5–6' tall with large 10–12" heads and short golden-yellow petals. Packet (100 seeds) $2. which can last 7–10 days.75 • 1. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Packet (100 seeds) $2. be sure to pick heads that are just about to open. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C .25 • 1M $16. C ertified O rganiC . annuus) Produces an abundance of multiple blooms w ith large lemonyellow petals and dark-chocolate centers.000 seeds $12.000 seeds $6. C ertified O rganiC .75 • 5M $14.75 • 1.25 500 seeds $16. annuus) Classic Russian sunflower.75 1. Certified OrganiC. One of the very best for cut flowers. Very good variety for seed production.75 • 5M $36.50 • 1M $27.000 seeds $13.75 • 5M $9.50 (H. Packet (100 seeds) $2.75 1. This is the one for impressing your neighbors and winning awards at county fairs.5M $9. Dwarf plants grow only 18– 24" tall.50 • 10M $15. Packet (100 seeds) $2. Packet (100 seeds) $2. 70 days.75 132(OG)-Velvet Queen (H. Plants grow 6–8' tall.75 • 1. annuus) A well adapted introduction. Packet (50 seeds) $2.5M $28.50 1289-Sunflower Mixture A complete mixture of species and forms. 60 days. Makes an excellent border in front of larger sunflowers. dark-brown central disk. annuus) Beautiful double 4–6" goldenyellow blooms are great for cut flowers. annuus) One of the tallest-growing.25 • 1M $33.5M $50.75 Italian White 1090-Orange Sun 1290-Titan 1091-Ring of Fire (H.000 seeds $6. Plants grow 5–7' tall. seeds up to 1½" long. 70 days.50 500 seeds $10.50 • 5M $43.seedsavers. Large plants are very sturdy and withstand wind well. Primarily ivor y-colored seeds with an occasional striped seed. A favorite with little children. Solid-gold flowers that are 8–10" in diameter. this would be the one! Extended bloom period provides a nice supply of flowers for cutting from July until frost.25 326(OG)-Teddy Bear (H. Starts blooming at 60 days.25 773(OG)-Tarahumara White (H.5M $9.75 • 250 seeds $6. Fiery orange 2–3" flowers attract lots of butterflies all summer long until frost.75 • 1.00 • 5M $81. many side branches also produce 5–6" flowers. Plants can grow 12–14' tall with large yellow heads reaching 16–18" across! 90 days.75 • 250 seeds $10. later adopted by the Tarahumara tribe. Packet (100 seeds) $2.25 • 5M $45. Packet (25 seeds) $2. Tolerant of poor conditions. Almost entirely double flowers have a unique outer row of single petals surrounding large 5–6" heads.50 Seeded 131(OG)-Lemon Queen (H.25 500 seeds $21. annuus) Extremely uniform variety.75 • 5M $14. Sturdy plants grow 7–8' tall. annuus) A favorite old Japanese heirloom variety. annuus) Beautiful soft primrose-yellow petals with rounded tips.50 Teddy Bear 312(OG)-Taiyo (H.75 1.25 (H.25 • 2. Nice for fresh arrangements. plants can grow 12' tall with large yellow heads reaching 18–24" across! 75 days.25 2. dark mahogany-red petals with an almost black center.5M $27. Plants grow 6' tall.75 • 250 seeds $13.75 • 5M $41. C e rt i f i e d O r g a n i C . Dark-centered blooms are 4–5" across with petals that gradually fade from a dark red base to golden yellow tips. Heads grow up to 12" in diameter on 6' stalks.5M $9. Grow your own backyard giant this year. Branching habit with long side stems. Packet (100 seeds) $2.000 seeds $25.000 seeds $14.50 2. 60 days.25 • 2.75• 1. A favorite because of its extremely long bloom period. Bred by Dr.75 2.75 1. Packet (50 seeds) $2.75 250 seeds $8.50 2. one of the best varieties for cut flowers.00 (Tithonia rotundifolia) Also known as Mexican Sunflower.25 1M $21.50 479-Valentine Titan Velvet Queen www. 75 days. Plants grow 5' tall. biggest-headed and largest-seeded varieties available to gardeners. Plants grow 6–9' tall. annuus) One of the largest-seeded varieties available to gardeners. most likely of Canadian Mennonite origin. Plants grow 5–6' tall. 75 days. Well branched. C ertified O rganiC . Packet (25 seeds) $2. Hungary. 80 days. 75 days. For longer lasting bouquets of flowers.25 become a member—save 10% (H. Branching plants 4–6' tall. annuus) Striking sunflower has velvety.000 seeds $6. annuus) Bright calendula-orange flowers explode with a flash of color. Kovács of Budapest.5M $27.sunflOwers by pure white outer petals.5M $25. 70 days.50 • 5M $43.25 2.org phone: 563-382-5990 •81• .75 • 1. Always a favorite. Packet (25 seeds) $2.50 1461-Mongolian Giant (H. Huge centers are covered with chocolatecolored velvet quite similar to fur.25 • 500 seeds $13.50 • 2. freeflowering plants with strong stems make this an ideal sunflower for borders or cut flowers.000 seeds $4. 75 days. If you can only plant one packet of seeds.5M $22.
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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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scent. gooseberries.95 even the most competent gardener. store. testing and mulching.M. dry. including their histories. everything edible grown in a traditional garden can be raised in a container. healing. who has grown more than 1. currants. freeze.With very new Winter Harvest Handbook By Eliot Coleman. fruits and edible flowers. An extraordinarily complete.95 A Hands-On Guide to Growing Berries. plant-byplant guide that covers vegetables for every season including 17 terrific tomatoes and 21 different beans plus herbs. Softcover. Item # B239 $17.95 101 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden The Pruning Book By Caroyln J. Chapters on organic soil. 240 pages. grapes and kiwi fruit. raspberries. 240 pages. 60 color photos and 200 illustrations. Item # B1250 $21. Updated with the latest information. 288 pages. Herbs & Fruits: An Illustrated Encyclopedia grown herbs come the promise of flavor. A practical book teaches gardeners a companion planting system for chemical-free vegetable gardens.95 By Betty E. Softcover.org fax: 563-382-6511 .gardening bOOks Bountiful Container few exceptions. Pruning can confound time active SSE member Carolyn Male. large or small. harvesting and preserving tips and a wealth of recipes are a boon to gardeners and cooks alike. This book features superb color photographs of more than 100 herbs. Item # B1220 $29. this essential reference walks gardeners through the process of pruning for healthy growth and good form.seedsavers. A revolutionary guide to year-round harvests of fresh. Written by long- By Lee Reich. plus a complete resource list. Softcover. More than 75 illustrations. Brambles & Vine Fruit in the Home Garden By Stella Otto. Item # B118 $14. plus gives valuable details on soil nutrition. and beauty. 448 pages. every time. Softcover. Softcover. blueberries.95 new Growing & Using Herbs Successfully new Vegetables. propagate. readers learn how to make the right cut the first time. With home- By Matthew Biggs. 256 pages.95 The Backyard Berry Book Great GardenCompanions By Sally Jean Cunningham. From humble houseplants to the most amazing exotics. With over 250 photographs.95 •88• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. 288 pages. and covers every aspect of growing and saving seed. Item # B766 $17. Item # B501 $17. Comprehensive growing. 246 pages. Male.000 varieties of heirloom tomatoes. Carolyn is now sharing her vast knowledge of heirloom tomatoes as she has always shared here seeds. rhubarb. Each tomato is accompanied by a stunning color photo. Item # B1248 $29. Charts to find the best combinations of plants. and sell 64 of the most popular herbs. The extraordinary book describes 100 of her favorites. this book belongs in every gardener's library. Item # B328 $18. organic produce—with little or no energy inputs. Hardcover. Jekka McVicar and Bob Flowerdew. Softcover. harvest. and 135 drawings. Softcover. 640 pages. blackberries. This illustrated guide teaches you how to plant.95 By Rose Marie Nichols McGee and Maggie Stuckey. highly successful methods described in this comprehensive handbook to raise crops throughout the coldest winters. Provides a thorough guide to the important first step of preparing the site for berries. Gardeners and farmers can use the innovative. A home gardener’s manual for growing strawberries. This indispensable encyclopedia is a must for gardeners who want to make the most of their plot. pest control. Two-color line art and halftones throughout. The new edition of this award-winning book explains the do's and don’ts of cutting back. 70 vegetables and 100 fruits organized in an easy-to-use A-Z directory. Jacobs. attracting beneficial insects and companion plants.
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25 5 lb bag $25. meaty flavor.25 • 5 lb bag $25.25 • 5lb bag $25. Will retain color if cooked in plenty of water.25 5 lb bag $25. By working closely with traditional family farmers we have increased both pole and bush types.00 m3203-Jacob’s Cattle Gold Similar in all aspects to regular Jacob’s Cattle except for the color.00 m3202-Hutterite Soup O n e o f t h e best heirloom var ieties f o r mak ing sou p. 12 oz bag $4. 12 oz bag $4. baked beans and soup. cooks down into a creamy white sauce. Beautif ul burgundy markings are retained when cooked. used as a shell bean or dry like a kidney.00 •94• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www.00 25 lb bag $100. Introduced to gardeners by the Oscar Will Seed Company.00 • 25 lb bag $100.25 • 5 lb bag $25.95 5 lb bag $31. A stablized cross between Jacob’s Cattle and Paint. 12 oz bag $4.25 5 lb bag $25.00 m2114-Jacob’s Cattle The result of a cross between Jacob’s Cattle and Mex ican Black Turtle. Reported to cause half the flatulence of regular Jacob’s Cattle.25 • 25 lb bag $150.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 Originally grown by the Native Amer icans in the Dakotas. Certified OrganiC.25 • 25 lb bag $150.00 25 lb bag $100.k.000 years and are one of the most economical sources of protein. Excellent with meats. Certified OrganiC. 12 oz bag $4. 12 oz bag $4.00 (a. A recent study found that colorful beans have higher levels of antioxidants. Family heirloom that has been enjoyed for generations.00 25 lb bag $100. 12 oz bag $4. C ertified O rganiC . In Holland many consider this to be the only bean needed. but not a true lima. Excellent flavor. One of the best dry beans for casseroles.00 m2997-Dutch Bullet Bean m1175-Green Flageolet Famous dr y bean f rom the south of France used in classic cassoulets.org fax: 563-382-6511 . 12 oz bag $4.00 25 lb bag $100. 12 oz bag $4.00 • 25 lb bag $100. 12 oz bag $4. Originally offered by Abundant Life Seed Foundation in the 1980s. 12 oz bag $4. Beans soak up water well and cook very quickly. Wonderful rich. For the past five years we have been preparing to introduce a wider range of colorful cooking beans. Yin Yang) One of the all time best for baking and soups. Excellent smooth texture and nutty flavor.00 m831-Christmas Lima Dates back to the 1840s.00 Traditional brown bean from Holland. Beans have been an important part of the human diet for nearly 10. Prized by many chefs.00 A true Dutch treat! Small round beans with delicate flavor.95 5 lb bag $31. Attractive and flavorful dry bean.00 25 lb bag $100. 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. Quartersized beans are richly flavored and have the texture of baked potatoes and chestnut taste. Dark red seeds. great flavor.25 • 5 lb bag $25. Makes a truly excellent creamy white soup.00 m2996-Calypso m2200-Golden Lima Similar in appearance to limas.95 5 lb bag $31.00 25 lb bag $100. 12 oz bag $4. Exceptional cooking qualities. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals.a.25 • 25 lb bag $150. stews and side dishes.25 • 5 lb bag $25.00 • 25 lb bag $100. 12 oz bag $4.seedsavers. A winter staple for soups. drain and serve topped with butter. Boil until they just begin to split.25 • 5 lb bag $25. Doubles in size when cooked.00 m188-Good Mother Stallard Introduced to SSE members more than a decade ago by Glenn Drowns.
12oz bag$4. Add green beans.00 25lb bag $100.00 25lb bag $100. 12 oz bag $4.00 • 25 lb bag $100. Garnish with fresh basil leaves. $19. whisk together the vinegar. Wonderful rich flavor and smooth texture.a Kijiv u)In its Tanzania. Toss well.25 • 5lb bag $25.25 • 5lb bag $25. Lyamungo) m1671-Runner Cannellini Larger than the traditional Cannellini. They retain their markings after cooking.25 5 lb bag $25.25 25lb bag $150. sugar. great for stews. refried beans.50 See pages 92-93 for bean cookbooks phone: 563-382-5990 •95• become a member—save 10% www. in separate 8 oz.00 m3204-October Native American variety dating back to the 1830s from the Cherchei Nation in Tennessee. toss well and let cool. s m o o t h a n d s t a r c hy.25 • 5lb bag $25. Serve chilled or at room temperature. 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. 12 oz bag $4. endless uses including chili. 12 oz bag $4.00 • 25lb bag $100. Excellent for soups.25 • 5lb bag $25. Stays nice and firm when cooked.00 Speckled (a.seedsavers. 12 oz bag $4.95 • 5lb bag $31. A perfect holiday gift.k.00 Old-time nor thern New England variety. chili and soups.m3410-Swahilinat ive (a . 12 oz bag $4. mustard. full-bodied.k . C ertified O rganiC . preferred by chefs for its outstanding. C ertified O rganiC . olive oil.A great winter staple. Lina was one of the six original members of SSE. known before 1876.00 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.00 new New! m166-Tiger's Eye Bean Sampler will include six individually packaged varieties. This rare heirloom is now common in Montana Native American communities. Heritage Farm Bean Salad Heritage Farm Bean Salad new New! m3408-Kilimanjaro Originally from the region of Tanzania famous for Mount Kilimanjaro.00 One of the most beautiful of all the dry beans. Serves 6. Great for salads and relishes. Great for chili or refried beans.00 25lb bag $100. drain and cool.12oz bag$4. salt and pepper. bags.00 new New! m3411-Yellow Indian Woman Originally brought to Montana by Swiss Immigrants.00 25lb bag $100.00 m3023-Bean Sampler A great way to compare several of our favorite varieties.00 • 25lb bag $100. Nice and creamy.holdsitsshape well. 12 oz bag $4. 12 oz bag $4.25 • 25lb bag $150. set aside. In a small bowl.00 Gray new New!. 12 oz bag $4. Steam green beans until tender but still crisp. this vitamin rich bean is ground into flour and added to drinks. Add to warm cooked Lina Cisco’s beans. Each m3349-Pinto Used extensively in Mex ican cooking for centuries. Ideal for slow cooked dishes. resembles the flavor of Pinto or Black beans. founded in 1975. Texture is potatol i k e .a.00 new New! m3409-Snow Cap These large kidney-shaped beans are mottled beige and maroon on one side and white on the other. Very tender skins almost disappear when cooked. dips and soups.25 5lb bag $25. onions and fresh herbs.00 25lb bag $100. This large beige speckled bean is used in Africa for bean soup.org . Holds its shape very well.95 5lb bag $31. Excellent sweet flavor. nutty flavor.25 5lb bag $25.eating beans This was a favorite salad served at the Seed Savers Annual Convention this summer at Heritage Farm.25 • 5lb bag $25. A great source of protein and very easy to digest. 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.
“Save a Seed. Seed Savers Exchange. Henk van der Velde. Kent Whealy. families or kingdoms. Inc. gardeners and consumers who want an alternative.seedsavers. Bruce Defries and La Crosse Magazine. After all. David Cavagnaro. political and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release.” and The Flower and Herb Exchange are trademarks of Seed Savers Exchange. Bruce Fritz.retail seed raCks Become a Seed Savers Exchange Seed Rack Retailer Be a Participant … You’ll Get Rave Reviews Offer the trusted value of Seed Savers Exchange seed with its old-time taste and beauty and you’ll get lots of attention. Aaron Whaley. we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants.” Heritage Farm. •96• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE www. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. We have a folder of information on our seed rack program waiting for you. Becky Whaley. Rosalind Creasy. Kyrl Henderson. poses great biological risks as well as economic. Saf e S e e d P l e d g e Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera. Catalog design & layout by Cricket Design Works. George DeVault. Save the World. Sonya Luse.org with your contact information and we'll send a packet your way. by offering unique varieties of heirloom seeds to your gardening customers. better tasting and higher quality food are primary reasons people garden. Contact Us Get started today. Sincere thanks to the following photographers for their beautiful images: Ian Adams. Please email seedracks@seedsavers. Madison. Julie Berg-Raymond and the Decorah Journal. Cover image by Digger’s Club. Neil Diboll.org fax: 563-382-6511 . Jay Wilde and Nature’s Garden Magazine. Clive Blazey. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. For the benefit of all farmers. genetic heritage. John Torgrimson. Do What Feels Right Help insure the survival of our diverse. “Passing On Our Garden Heritage. Gardening is expected to continue to expand in 2010 (seven million NEW gardeners started working the earth in 2009) which means growing sales for you. Tom Wagner. Seed Savers. Seed Savers Exchange “logo” (hands sharing seeds). Wisconsin.
. . . . Children . . . . . .00 Seed Savers 2010 Calendar—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. . 757 grapes. . . . . . . . . David Cavagnaro. . . . as it builds on the heritage of plant breeding and seed preservation in the United States. . . . . . . . 86 Potato . . . . . . . . . Vegetable gardeners can search everything commercially available to locate varieties perfect for their climate and resistant to local diseases and pests. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494 standard (non-hybrid) vegetables. Iowa. 30–31 Prairie Seeds and Plants . .S. . . . . . . .00 Hardcover Item #B1256 $30. . Fruit. . 4–5 Turnip . . and Canadian mail-order seed catalogs with varietal descriptions and ordering information for 8. . . . . . . . . population size. 92–93 Corn. . . . .95 Garden Seed Inventory (Sixth Edition) Comprehensive inventory of 274 U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . have shared their seed-starting techniques. . 100% of the proceeds go to benefit Seed Savers Exchange. . . . . . . . . . . . Fruit. 13 Brussels Sprout . . . . . . . . . Bo Ramsey. many of which are heirlooms obtained from Seed Savers Yearbook or Heritage Farm’s seed collections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 496 pages. . . . . . . . . This updated and expanded Sixth Edition lists 2. . Berry and Nut Inventory is a must resource for serious orchardists and horticulturists. . . . . . . . . hand-pollination. . . . . . . . which has turned the book into a complete growing guide. . . . . drying. . . .S. 70–78 Garden Huckleberry . 46–55 Seed Savers Publications. . Unique sourcebook widely used by gardeners and plant breeders as a preservation tool to purchase endangered varieties while sources still exist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25–27 Okra. . . . . 38–39 Ground Cherry . . . 2007 concert at Heritage Farm are now available on one compact disc. 11 Broom Corn . . flower structure and pollination. . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Leek . . . . 97 pecans and 105 bananas. . 523 peaches. . . . . . . harvesting. . . . .95 No longer do Greg Brown fans have to wait a year to enjoy one of his legendary benefit concerts for Seed Savers Exchange. . 84–85 Gourd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28–29 Pepper . . . . At the end of each description is a coded source list. . . larger 8½" by 11" format. . . . . . . . . 90–91 Books. 44 Retail Seed Racks . . . . . . 43 Cauliflower. . . . . become a member—save 10% www. . . . . 86–91 Broccoli . . . This updated and greatly expanded Second Edition now includes how to start each vegetable from seed. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Cabbage . . . Softcover. . . . . . . . . A popular gift. . . . . Berry & Nut Inventory (Fourth Edition) INDEX Arugula . . . . . . the calendar is the next best thing to actually living and working on Heritage Farm. . . Complete seed-saving guide that describes specific techniques for 160 vegetables. . . . . . a reference guide to the fruit. . This fourth edition provides access to 275 mail order nurseries with 8. . . . . . . Expert gardeners from seven regions of the U. . . . 38 Safe Seed Pledge . . . . . . . . . . . . anytime. .by 13-inch format. . . . . . Softcover Item # B778 $26. . . . . 14–15 Eating Beans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Garlic . Jon Penner and JT Bates. . . . . 96 Runner Bean . . . . 137 strawberries. . . .org phone: 563-382-5990 •97• . . . Item # M3372 $13. . comprehensive reference book for maintaining heirlooms and preserving our vegetable heritage. . . 40–43 Sunberry . . . . . . . Growers and breeders have developed regionally adopted varieties with superior taste. . 97 raspberries. . . . . . .657 newly introduced varieties. . . . . . 80 black-and-white photos. An invaluable. . . . . . . . . . . 45 Squash . . . . . . . . . .750 varietal descriptions. . . . . Gardening . . . . CD of Greg Brown Concert Benefits Seed Savers Item # M3351 $14. Photography by Rosalind Creasy. . . . . 80–81 Sweet Pea . . . . . 10 Books. . . 327 plums. . 38 Spinach. . . . . . . . 6 Bean. . . . . 12 Carrot . isolation distances. including 3. . . . . .99- . . . . . berries and nuts available to growers through mail order catalogs and websites in the United States. 45 Watermelon . George DeVault and Jack Anthony is framed with favorite recipes and lyric descriptions of work and weather around the farm. . Sixth Edition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .seed saVers publiCatiOns This is the only book of its kind. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Seed Savers Information . . 106 graphs of losses. . . . . . . . 56–63 Transplants . . . . . 11 Caterpillars. . 11 Cookbooks. . . . . so order extra copies for friends and relatives. . .seedsavers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20–23 Lima Bean. 28 Pea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78–79 Swiss Chard . . . . . 90–91 Posters . . .00 Seed to Seed (Second Edition) Item # B579 $24. . . . . . . Thirteen select tracks from their July 7. 25 Melon. including botanical classifications. . 24 Lettuce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–13 Cucumber . 28 Onion. . . . . . . . . 10 Herbs . . . . . . Large 11. . 65 Sunflower . . . . . 94–95 Eggplant . 82–83 Radish . . . . . . . . . 228 pages. . . . . 18–19 Gift Seed Collections. . and techniques for caging. . . . . . 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Iowa 52101 CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED Non-Profit Org. Postage Paid Presorted Standard Permit No. plant patents. Beneﬁts of membership include 10% Member Discount • Quarterly Garden Magazine Seed Savers photo by John Torgrimson (not available to the general public) • Online Forums and Publications • Alerts about GMOs. starting on Page 46 .Seed Savers Exchange 3094 North Winn Road Decorah. U. "bio-pirates" and more • Access to thousands of Rare Seeds • Lots of good eating Plus the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping save the world's diverse but endangered garden heritage for future generations. 22 Decorah. one seed at a time. complete details inside. Iowa J Oin s eed s aVers e XChange Help Pass On Our Garden Heritage You already know our seeds Now meet the rest of Seed Savers Exchange… Join more than 11.000 members who are saving the world.S.
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