been growing heirloom tomatoes for over 24 years and have some "new" rare
varieties to offer you for 2013. We
want these varieties to live on and we are offering as many seeds as we can
of each one. Seeds come in ziplock pouch with specific instructions on
growing, variety and some background on origin. You can reuse the bag for
your future seeds. If you are ordering early we suggest you store your seeds
in the refrigerator until you are ready to plant them. This is the best way
for the home grower to store tomato seeds.
the seeds come from were organically grown during the 2012 season. By
organically grown we mean: only natural fertilizer is used, our soil is
amended with our own plant based organic compost. If needed we use only
organically approved insect control. We take our tomatoes seriously at
Golden Harvest Organics!
Amish Paste: Medium, red, oxheart shape, 85 days. A heavy yielding
variety with heart shaped, deep red-orange fruits. Originally from
Lancaster, Pennsylvania dating back to the 1900's. Amish Paste has a thick
red flesh with few seeds and an intensely sweet and rich tomato flavor.
Great for sauces, pastes, drying and fantastic for fresh eating.
Produces well in both drought and wet conditions and as we found out this
season (2009) it survived 7 hailstorms and is loaded with tomatoes! That is
just plain amazing. Many growers consider Amish Paste to be the ultimate in
sauce type tomato and we agree.
20 seeds per pack
WARNING: These tomatoes are
Amana Orange: Sold
Large, orange beefsteak, 80 - 85 days, indeterminate. Amana Orange
produces large, slightly oblate, orange beefsteak fruits that are high in
lycopene. The taste is superior with a medium sweet yet full bodied
tomato flavor. Its yields are moderate, yet the great taste and attractive
fruit make it a natural for any garden. It's a great keeper and can last
several weeks at room temperature when picked before full ripeness. A USA
heirloom tomato that got it's name from the Amana Colonies of the state of
20 seeds per pack
Noire (French for Black Pineapple): Large multi-colored beefsteak, 80
days, indeterminate. Developed in Belgium by horticulturist Pascal
Moreau. Fruits weigh an average of 1 1/2 lbs. The skin is a spectrum of
colors with deep red-purple, green, a bit of yellow and splashes of pinkish
red. The meat is olive to neon green with ribbons of vivid pink. Ananas has
a taste that is as complex as it's colors. Sweet, fruity and rich, with a
spicy tang and hint of smoky flavor. It's the fruity flavor that hits you
first when you eat one and it ends with a delightful tomato taste. A little
salt makes the flavors come alive even more so. This is one delightful
"black" tomato. The plants will get large with high yields. Chosen in our
2008 taste test as the favorite for hamburgers, veggie burgers and
sandwiches.20 seeds per pack
Medium, fire engine red, 65-70 days, indeterminate, very rare. Love at
first bite with this one! 4 oz. fruits. Ararat Flamed is originally from
Debrecen, Hungary. The name in German is Ararat Geflammte. Our original seed
came from a friend in the UK over 18 years ago. Rich full bodied tomato
flavor. Bursting with juicy sweet, tangy flavor. One of the best fresh
eating and salad tomatoes. We got 30 lbs. from one plant! A must have for
any tomato grower. Superb for market growers too.
20 seeds per pack ***Limited Supplies
Arkansas Traveler:(proper name is Traveler tomato): Medium,
pink, indeterminate, 85-90 days. A mildly sweet, exceptionally
tasty, pink tomato. Very juicy with a thin skin. Developed by Dr. Joe
McFerren and named after a folk song called the "Arkansas Traveler". This
one can can be grown anywhere and will stand up to heat and humidity of the
South, producing even when temperatures are in the triple digits! Excellent
market tomato. 20 seeds per pack
Aunt Ruby's German Green: 80 days, Beefsteak, green, indeterminate.
What a tomato! Bright green flesh with a slight pink blush at the blossom
end when mature. Fruits weighing in at 1 pound or more. Spicy but sweet and
juicy. A real treat for the palate and eyes. Aunt Ruby's
performs quite well in high heat areas. 20 seeds per pack
Big Rainbow Tomato: 80-85 days, beefsteak, bi-color, indeterminate.
A spectacular large beefsteak with slight ribbing. Big Rainbow has an
mottled orange and red exterior with brilliant colored gold and red meat. A
low-acid, firm, meaty tomato. Packs a good old-fashioned, juicy tomato
taste. Big Rainbow has vigorous vines and good disease resistance.
20 seeds per pack
Black Cherry: Small, indeterminate, 75 days. One of our biggest
sellers! A dusky purple with brown coloring and nice clusters. What a
delight this cherry tomato turned out to be! It is sweet yet has a touch of
the rich flavor of the big black tomatoes. Very attractive fruit and perfect
for salads and a fresh treat! You just have to try it.
20 Seeds per pack
Black From Tula:Beefsteak, indeterminate, 75-80 days.
A rosy-brown tomato with green shoulders that hails from Russia
with good yields. It's Russian name is "Czerno Tulski Tomat". Fruits weigh
in at 6-12 oz. We had a few reach 18 oz. The skin coloring extends into the
fruit and is very attractive. A sweet, fruity, outstanding tasting tomato
with a creamy texture and a bit of a salty, slightly smoky taste. It does
exhibit a bit of shoulder cracking. Black From Tula will set fruit
remarkably well even in hot weather.
20 seeds per pack
Black Krim:Beefsteak, 75-80 days. Deep reddish
brown fruit with bright red meat and chartreuse green seeds- as delicious as
it is beautiful. Robust, smoky, spicy flavor with a bit of saltiness. It's
Russian name is "Czerno Krimski". It does tend to crack some but once you
taste them you won't care! Harvesting note: Krims have the best taste when
they are at the half green and still firm stage. This is when they should be
harvested. Hails from the Isle of Krim in the Black Sea. Suitable for
greenhouse growing too. 20 seeds per pack
Black Plum: Plum, indeterminate, rich reddish-brown,
78 to 80 days. Small plum tomatoes with a sweet, smooth and fruity
flavor. These are the kind that you love to pop in your mouth when you are
working in the garden and are superb for salads too. Big six foot plus vines
with loads of fruit!
20 seeds per pack
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Black Russian: Medium, round,
black, indeterminate. 69-75 days. This an old Russian heirloom and not
to be confused with "Russian Black" which is a beefsteak variety. Little
disease problems and the fruits are almost blemish free. Heavy producer and
early! Dark mahogany-brown tomatoes that average about 4 oz. Black Russian
is a must for black tomato fans and those who like a complex flavor in their
20 seeds per pack
Black Sea Man: 70 to 75 days, determinate. Tied for 1st place
with Golden Egg in our 2010 taste test. Medium to fairly large slightly
flattened fruit, mid-sized plant with big potato leaves. Black Seaman is of
Ukrainian origin. The fruit is Mahogany colored with olive shoulders and
when sliced displays a stunning inside coloration. Flesh is buttery smooth,
taste is sweet, spicy and slightly salty- exceptional! It has a dense center
that makes it perfect for slicing and fresh eating. It makes a wicked salsa.
May be successfully grown in large containers and adapts well to any
climate! 20 seeds at $1.99 per pack
Bonnie Best: 80 days, indeterminate, red, medium. Handsome flaming
scarlet red tomatoes that have a slight flattened shape, grow in clusters of
five or more and weigh 6-8 ounces. The fruit is firm (but no hard core) with
few seeds making it an ideal candidate for fresh eating, canning, paste and
drying. Superb old time flavor! Bonny Best was developed from Chalk's Early
Jewel the early 1900s. Stokes started selling the seeds in 1908. Suitable
for Northern growers and good choice for the South too.
20 seeds per pack
Brandywine Classic Pink:90-100 days, indeterminate, large fruit. This classic
Amish brandywine heirloom tomato dates back to 1885 and was named after the
Brandywine Creek in Pennsylvania, where it was first grown. It is considered
to be one of the finest flavored large tomatoes ever offered. Creamy
texture, thin skin and wonderful brandywine flavor. Plants are potato
leafed. Yields are good producing extra-large, firm, rosy pink fruits
weighing from 12 ounces to 1-1/2 pounds. Performs
quite well in high heat areas. 20 seeds per pack
Brandywine Yellow: 90 days, indeterminate, large yellow-orange fruit.
Another great tomato with large potato leaves that has both a beautiful
smooth skin and slightly flattened shape. Fruits weigh from 12 to 24 ounces.
The taste is rich, complex and creamy. A real winner!
20 seeds per pack
Caspian Pink: 80 days, semi-determinate, beefsteak, pink with curly
leaves. A WINNER: Tied for 1st place with Snow White Cherry in our 2007
taste tests! Caspian Pink hails from Southern Russia and was
discovered in Petoseed Company by an employee shortly after the cold war
ended along the shores of the Caspian Sea. The fruit is a pinkish-red color
weighing from 11 oz and up and is is oblate shaped. The fruits ripen from
the bottom of the plant up. Pick when the top "shoulders" have turned pink.
It has been called by many as "The Queen of Pinks". This wonderful tomato is
meaty, succulent, juicy and ultra-sweet. This is one tomato that does not
fall off the plant, you have to snip them off. Caspian always passes
our taste tests with flying colors!
20 seeds per pack
Ceylon, Rare: 70 days, indeterminate, miniature orange-red beefsteak.
How about big tomato flavor in a tiny package? If you are a fan of that rich
beefsteak flavor than Ceylon tomatoes are for you. The fruits are disc
shaped, weigh from 1-3 ounces and look a bit like little pumpkins. The
plants topped out around 5 feet for us and fruit set was incredible. The
tomatoes started to ripen early and kept on trooping in the heat and right
until the first frost. The flavor starts out with an juicy note of sweetness
and ends with a clean assertive tomato flavor. We just fell in love with
Ceylon tomatoes and had a hard time stopping everyone from snacking on them
in the field!20 seeds per pack
Potato Leaf: 70-75 days, medium size reddish pink tomato, indeterminate.
Back by popular demand! An old English heirloom-dating back to the
thirties or forties. As the name implies this is a hardy potato leaf variety
with the biggest leaves we have ever seen! It bears quite early and has
heavy yields. Best picked when it is at peak ripeness which will be a darker
red. Sweet and tangy with an excellent tomato taste. We wouldn't hesitate to
grow Cheetam's again and neither will you once you have tried it.
20 seeds per pack at 1.99
Cherokee Purple: 80 days, indeterminate, large fruit.
The vines of Cherokee Purple is an heirloom possibly over 100 years
old and was said to be grown by the Cherokee Indians. It bears up to 12
ounce globular to slightly oblate shaped fruits with a dusky rose-brownish
coloring, purple undertones, green shoulders and dark red flesh.
Regular tomato leaves with fairly high production of tomatoes. It can have
some concentric cracking. The taste is excellent and has been compared to
Brandywine. It is sweet, with a rich somewhat smoky taste. Always tops at
our taste tests year after year! Cherokee Purple performs quite well in
high heat areas. Though it is an indeterminate the vines don't get out of
control. The fruit must be eaten pretty quick when mature. 20 seeds per pack
Tomato, Sweet Pea: 65-70 days, indeterminate. The tiniest tomatoes- 1/4
inch! This tiny, pea-like heirloom is an abundant producer of hundreds
of tasty ruby red tomatoes. The flavor is far more than one could expect in
this teeny package- sweet, crisp and a bit tangy. It's seedlings start out
small so you want to start them early. Sweet Pea grows in a low sprawling
form spread so it can be grown in containers, large hanging baskets or
trained on cages. Use them in salads, for snacking, on pizza, whole in
salsas and soups. 20 seeds at $ 1.99 per pack
pimpinellifolium) 70-75 days, indeterminate. What a treat! This is one
of the most sweet tasting tiny tomato varieties grown. The fruits grow to
1/3 of an inch. A special South American species of tomato whose plants
produce huge yields with heavy clusters of these delicious little fruits.
Snack on them right off the plant, toss ‘em in soups and stews, use ‘em on
pizzas. Dry them for "tomato raisins." Great companion to our Sweet Pea
currant tomato. Plants can get huge so staking or caging is a must. The
seeds are tiny. 20 seeds at $ 1.99 per pack
Emerald Evergreen: 72 days, indeterminate. Green ripening to
stunning neon green, inside and out with pale yellow streaks. The fruits can
get up to two pounds. The excitement surrounding this tomato is well earned.
It is richly flavored, spicy with a delicate underlying tang, and sweet
creamy solid flesh. Wonderful for frying when unripe, which increases its
sugar content. When ripe it makes fantastic green salsa and is perfect for
fresh eating. 20 seeds per pack
Eva Purple Ball:
78 days, indeterminate. Handsome heirloom with 5 oz round, deep pink
tomatoes. Eva Purple Ball came from the Black Forest Region in Germany in
the late 1800s by the Grandfather of Joseph Bratka of Elmwood Park, New
Jersey. First commercial offering in the USA was in 1994 by SSE. Yields are
prolific and the plants have very good resistance to foliar and fruit
diseases making it a superior choice for every region especially hot humid
areas. Definitely a wise choice for our customers in the South. While the
fruits are crack resistant the skin is tender and they are juicy with that
sweet tomato taste. All purpose- use them any way you want. You will not be
disappointed! 20 seeds at 1.89 per pack
Glacier: 50 days, semi-determinate. Glacier originated in Sweden.
Sets fruit well even in cold weather and very early in the season with
flavorful, 2 to 3 oz. golf ball size red tomatoes. It can start flowering
when only 4" high! Sweet yet rich full tomato flavor. Good choice for short
seasons, coastal and redwood locations, as well as hot areas!!!
Potato-leaved foliage. Glacier is said to set the standard for early,
flavorful tomatoes and we agree. It is right up there taste-wise with our
delicious and also early Moskvich tomato. With good disease resistance and
abundant yields, this variety should be in the plans of every gardener
especially the short season gardener.
20 seeds per pack
Golden Egg: 70 to 75 days, plum, indeterminate, rare. Rated Number 1 in
our 2009 and 2010 taste tests! Light, creamy yellow, exceptional 3-4 oz
egg shaped fruits about the size of a large chicken egg. When you bite into
a Golden Egg tomato it literally explodes with flavor! It's like a ray of
sunshine rippling across your tongue. Huge crops- heavy bearing trusses.
Meaty, and juicy with few seeds. The flavor is sweet, with a delicate yet
rich tomato flavor and unlike any tomato you have ever tried. Use for
drying, fresh, canning, salad etc. Golden Egg makes a lovely tomato soup or
salsa. Anything you want to use Golden Egg for will simply sing with flavor!
We will quote a dear friend and customer, Ms. Jana Clary of California. "I
savored every bite, on a scale of 1-10, I would rate it a 15". Now that's
hard to top but almost everyone in this seasons taste test picked Golden Egg
as their top favorite!
20 seeds at 1.99 per pack
Jubilee: 70-80 days, indeterminate. Golden Jubilee won the All
America Selection in 1943. The fruit has a juicy yet firm texture with a
nicely sweet and tangy flavor. It is delightful for fresh eating and makes a
good salsa. It has few seeds and makes one of the best tasting tomato
juice. The 2 1/2" to 3" golden tomatoes are produced on upright vines that
can use staking or caging. The fruits will keep for longer periods of time
after being picked than many other varieties. 20
seeds at 1.79 per pack
Golden Roma Italian:70
days, determinate, rare, getting hard to find. Golden yellow plum shape,
1 1/2 x 3 inch fruit on compact determinate plants. Heavy producer and
tomatoes have very few seeds. Sweet, meaty, delightful. It gets more of a
light orange color to it when cooked. Wonderful for salads, salsa, canning,
sauces, freezing and drying! One of our bestsellers.
20 seeds per pack.
indeterminate, 85 days. Large beefsteak fruit weighing from 1 lb to 1 lb
4 ounces! Fruits are sweet, juicy, low acid and have a terrific exotic
melon like flavor. You will love it. Great White has very few seeds.
Prolific harvests, healthy plants with dense foliage that protects against
sunscald on fruit. This white tomato will have a pink hue at the blossom end
when ripe. This is one you must try. It is delightful!
20 seeds per pack
Green Zebra: 78 days, medium round, indeterminate. These
fruits are 3 ounce, green and stippled with darker green stripes and
an amber to yellow background color with emerald green
meat when mature. What a surprise the wonderful Green Zebra is! They have an
intense tomato flavor and are wonderfully sweet with a slightly tart
undertone. They are practically immune to cracking. Green Zebra is the
favorite of many heirloom growers.
20 seeds per pack
Heinz 1439, Hybrid: 80 days, determinate. Note: we have been unable to
verify if Heinz 1439 plants are hybrids or open-pollinated. We are
calling them hybrids until we can get proof otherwise. Developed by Heinz
for their ketchup, puree, and sauces. High yields of 6 oz bright red, smooth
skin, slightly flattened globe shaped fruit. The plants grow about 3' high.
Good resistance to disease (VFA) and cracking and splitting. Heinz slices
beautifully, has a thick core and thin walls. The taste is very tangy with
an intense rich tomato taste and a bit of a sweet undertone. Salting brings
out the flavor even more. All in all we definitely like the taste and Heinz
1439 is perfectly suited for salads, bruschetta, sandwiches, salsas, sauces
and, as you may have guessed, it's superb for canning. Although we prefer
heirloom tomatoes we do recommend you give Heinz a try.
20 seeds per pack
Japanese Black Trifele: 75 days, indeterminate, potato leafed.
The Japanese Black Trifele tomato is from Russia! This rare tomato is
unmistakable. There's nothing else like it. They are the size and shape of a
Bartlett pear with purplish mahogany skin and green shoulders. Beautiful.
These plants bear an incredible amount of fruit. They have an extraordinary,
sublime rich taste. Unlike many other black varieties, the tomatoes are
blemish free and not subject to cracking. One of the darkest black tomato
varieties available. However you want to use this tomato, fresh or cooked
you will love it as much as we do. 20
seeds per pack
Peche: aka Garden Peach: Sold Out Back by popular demand. 70 days,
indeterminate. Small fruit but larger than cherry tomatoes at about 1 to
1 1/2 oz each. This little gem is slightly fuzzy and has soft skin like
peaches. When ripe it looks like a yellow peach with a pink blush. The taste
has a bit of a citrus edge and is very sweet and delicious. Introduced to
America in the mid 1800's. You have never tasted anything like Juane Peche.
Another plus, when picked green is it has a long storage life while ripening
indoors and retains it's flavor well. Perfect for
salads, fresh eating and stuffing for an appetizer.
20 seeds per pack
Rare, 82 days, indeterminate, medium to dark red, globe shape. Developed
by J.M. Walter in 1953 for the university of Florida. A major breeding
achievement due to its multiple disease resistance and fruit quality.
Plant produces good yields of flavorful 8 ounce, red, meaty, smooth globe
shaped tomatoes. Plant has heavy foliage protecting the tomatoes from areas
that have intense heat.
Manalucie does well in many climates and is great for Southern growers as it
will keep flowering and setting fruit when temperatures go above 90 degrees.
20 seeds per pack
Peace: Rare, 80 days, beefsteak, indeterminate. Large potato-leaved
plant with 1 lb and larger deep pink-reddish fruit. A family heirloom that
originated from early 1900's Czechoslovakia. The flavor is irresistible-
perfect sugar to acid ratio and full of that rich old tomato taste. It has a
smooth texture with lots of meat and few seeds yet it is juicy. Marianna's
Peace is said to be among the finest tasting tomatoes around and we
agree! Marianna's is one of our top all around choices. It's a true tomato
lovers tomato. 20 seeds per pack $1.99
Matts Wild Cherry: 70 days, red, indeterminate.
This is one of the original tomatoes that are indigenous to and grow wild in
the Hidalgo region of Mexico. Fabulous taste with the sweetness of a cherry
tomato combined with a big tomato taste- way better than Sweet 100. We
literally could not stop snacking on them when harvesting! The fruits
average between 1/2 to 3/4" with amazing trusses loaded with 35 to 40 plus
tomatoes! They are very prolific and keep producing until frost gets them.
Vines can reach ten feet tall!
20 seeds per pack
Moskvich: Rare, 60 days. Medium red fruit, 4-6 ounces, indeterminate.
Originates from the Kaluga region in Western Russian. A somewhat flattened
shape and no cracking. Moskvich is extra early but you would never know it
from the taste! No kidding! You have heard of chocolate recipes like
"death by chocolate?" We are dubbing Moskvich "death by tomato!" Yes, it
is that delicious. The plants are remarkably healthy, disease free with
heavy yields. Cool weather does not stop this one! It has been a customer
favorite for many years.
20 seeds per pack
Mule Team: Round, red, indeterminate. 75 to 80 days. The
"workhorse" of tomatoes! 10 ounce fruits with a great rich tomato taste
and a bit of a bite. Mule team is a heavy bearing, strong plant and doesn't
slow down until frost gets it. Really holds up to stress, dry conditions and
disease. Also grows extremely well in hot, humid areas!
Excellent for canning and fresh eating.
20 seeds per pack
Nebraska Wedding: 85 days, orange, oblate fruit, semi-determinate.
4-5 fruits per cluster on plants that grow around 36" in height but they
have good yields so do need staking. Perfect tomato shape with glowing
orange skin and golden flesh. The texture is meaty with a great juicy flavor
being both sharp and sweet. Excellent for salads, fresh sauces and salsas.
Wonderful with a vinaigrette dressing. Legend has it that Nebraska Wedding
seeds were given to newly married couples to help them start their lives and
farm together. Heirloom from Nebraska. 20 seeds per
Robeson: 74 days, indeterminate. Russian heirloom.
Named for the world renowned human rights activist and opera signer,
Paul Robeson. The flesh of Paul Robeson is dense, creamy, sweet, smoky and
exotic in taste. The fruit is blackish-maroon, usually displaying green
shoulders and produces 3-4" fruit. It's a real beauty.
20 seeds at 2.19 per pack
Peron Sprayless: 70 day, medium, red, indeterminate. First
introduced to the US in 1951 by Gleckler's from Argentina. Heavy producer of
sweet fruit with slightly tart undertones. The uniformly shaped red slicers
average 6-8 ounces on 7 foot vines and are notably rich in vitamin C.
Sounds good, but what about that name? We have found that Peron
Sprayless is true to it's name as being one of the most disease resistant
tomatoes and it has few problems with insects. It's not perfect but you will
be impressed with it's vigor. Try it and watch it out perform the hybrids!
20 seeds per pack
85 days. Red and yellow streaks, beefsteak, indeterminate. Pineapple
tomatoes are big boys, we had some that weighed in at 2 lbs! They average
16-24 oz. Very distinct taste that is fruity, low-acid and sweet with a
smooth, silky texture. Suitable for eating fresh, salads and salsa. A
beautiful tomato. Good yields for a beefsteak with very sturdy vines. One of
our top sellers! 20 seeds per pack
Pink Oxheart: 75 to 80 days, indeterminate.
Gorgeous heart shaped oxheart fruit that weighs in at 12 ounces and can get
much bigger. Originates from Hungary and was first introduced in the
1920's. This one has that true old fashioned tomato taste that many of us
remember and long for. Pink Oxheart is a lovely glossy pink color and is
crack resistant. It performs well in times of drought and bears well for an
20 seeds per pack
Plum Lemon: 72 days. Indeterminate. Introduced from the St.
Petersburg region of Russia. Plum Lemon is known in Russia as "Limmony
Liana" which translates to "Lemon Vine." Bright yellow fruits are truly
lemon shaped, about 3 inches long and 4-6 oz. each. Very prolific. Unique
citrus flavor. Collected by Seed Savers' Kent Whealy from an elderly
seedsman at Moscow's Bird Market during August 1991. Meaty, sweet
20 seeds per pack
Plumpton King: 70 days. Indeterminate. Rare.
Small to medium red slicer. We are pleased to be offering this fine tomato
again after an absence of several years. We have never been able to find
much about Plumpton King's history. A friend from the UK originally sent
us the seeds in 1992 and we have found historical references dating to
1942 of it's cultivation. It is an indeterminate variety and the vines
will need support. We grow them on 6 foot high heavy gage mesh cages.
Plumpton King has heavy fruit production. The fruit average 4-6 ounces,
bright red, full and rounded. They have minimal shoulder cracking. Taste
is sweet and tart. True old fashioned tomato taste! Excellent on
sandwiches and in salads. They are perfect for canning and lose none of
their flavor in the canning process. 20 seeds per
Polish Linguisa: 73 days. Indeterminate.
Very large, red, long sausage-like shape, indeterminate. Polish Linguisa
is great for sauces, drying and tastes so delicious it's great for eating
fresh too. Fruits are large, weighing in at 8-10 ounces each and are quite
meaty. It dates back to the early 1800's and came from New York via Polish
immigrants. Very heavy yields and it keeps well when left on the vine. Off
the vine green fruits ripen beautifully.
20 seeds per pack at $2.49 per pack
Pop-In: 60-65 days, small, red, teardrop shape, indeterminate.
Everyone loves these little jewels.Extremely rare heirloom variety
that we originally got from a family in the UK.Small teardrop
tomatoes that grow in hanging tiers on the plant. The yields are
incredible. This is a highly ornamental plant and can be grown in
containers, hanging baskets, planters and right in the veggie or flower
garden if you like! They are so delicious it hard to describe. They are
sweet with a bit of a bite and a lingering flavor. One could say Pop-In
combines the best of cherry & plum tomatoes. Pop-In is a must have and
will grow well in all zones. Perfect for fresh use, drying and freezing.
20 seeds per pack
Pruden's Purple:67-70 days. Large pink, potato leaf
beefsteak, indeterminate. 12 to 18 ounce fruits. Some of our customers
like Pruden's much better than Brandywine. It is not really purple but more
of a deep pinkish color. They have a flattened shape and some have shoulder
ribbing but are not prone to cracking! Classic brandywine like taste with a
good tangy flavor and silken creamy texture. Meaty with few seeds. If you
are a brandywine fan and garden where the season is short or not- Pruden's
Purple is for you! Performs quite well in high heat
areas. 20 seeds per pack
Rose: 75-80 days, large, indeterminate.
A wonderful Amish heirloom tomato from New Holland, Pennsylvania and
another rival for Brandywine! Large, meaty, 10 ounce dusty rose colored
fruits with little cracking. Strong healthy plants that resist disease and
lots of leaf cover.
20 seeds per pack
75 days, heirloom, determinate. Rutgers University breeder Lyman
Schermerhorn developed this fine tomato in the early 1930's. The parents
are Marglobe and J.T.D., an old time tomato from the Campbell Soup
Company. Rutgers itself has been used as a parent in the development of
many hybrids. Rutgers tomatoes are a blood red color, slightly oblate
weighing an average of 6-8 ozs. With the deep, meaty, classic flavor
Rutgers is perfect for canning, sauces and fresh eating. While it is
classified as a determinate you will get several flushes of tomatoes from
it after the first very large yield. It can be container grown. There is
very little cracking and it is resistant to verticillium wilt, fusarium
wilt, and alternaria stem canker. It grows extremely well in most areas
and is mentioned in many old catalogs as being a solid grower in Texas.
You can count on Rutgers! 20 seeds per pack
75 days, plum/paste type, indeterminate.
Large plum tomato considered to be one of the best San Marzano types
around, we agree. Loaded with rich meat, thin skinned, intense flavor and
very few seeds makes Scatalone superior for sauce making, roasting,
grilling and drying. You will get high production of these delicious
fruits which are most certainly acceptable for fresh eating. Scatalone
ripens from the inside out so you know when it's ready!
20 seeds per pack
Siberia: 45-55 days, 2-3 oz, red
colored tomato, determinate. Siberia is a variety that originated in the
Altai Mountains on the Chinese border from Novosibirsk, Siberia. Well-known
for its fast ripening fruits, as well as being able to set fruits down to
38F. Siberia is a great variety for cold weather areas, or for growing
tomatoes off season, even in winter. Oval fruits are borne in clusters on
2-2 1/2' tall plants . Wonderful taste for an extra early variety.
20 seeds per pack
55-60 days, medium red slicer, determinate. A real king in the cooler
climates but a solid performer in hot areas too! Produces 8 ounce fruits
with a deep red color. But what about good taste in such an early cropper?
Siletz won't let you down with it's sweet yet earthy flavor. This is one
for home and market growers alike.
20 seeds per pack
Silvery Fir Tree:55-60 days, 2 to 3 1/2" deep orange to red fruits,
slightly flat, oblate shape, determinate.
AKA "Carrot Top Tomato." Acidic taste, very delicious. This is a Russian
variety with pretty fern-like foliage that is a grey-blue with a silvery
shimmer. This is a dwarf tomato growing to only 24". Although it is
determinate once you have picked all the fruits let it keep growing and it
will set another bunch. It is quite attractive and is fine for containers or
hanging baskets! Perfect for the small space gardener. Start them at
intervals so you can have a longer harvest!
20 seeds per pack
68 days, pale yellow cherry tomato, indeterminate.
Very productive, super healthy plants. Sweet, crisp, juicy, great in salads
and for snacking off the vine. Snow White Cherry is perfect for making
chutneys and sweet relishes. A real treat for cherry tomato fans and one of
our all time favorite cherry tomatoes at Golden Harvest Organics!
20 seeds per pack
Stupice: (stoo-PEECH-ka) 60 days, red, round, small 2-2 1/2" fruits,
indeterminate but the plant is
relatively compact. Stupice comes from the former Czechoslovakia. bears
quite early but remains prolific till frost. Potato leaf variety, fruits
have an excellent combination of sweetness with a zing and are quite juicy!
Surprisingly Stupice performs quite well in cold and high heat
areas. 20 seeds per pack
80 days, heirloom, rare, medium fruit, semi-determinate, bush. Appel
means "apple" in Dutch. This is such a superb tomato that we decided to
bring it back. Originally grown in Tibet it came to the USA via Holland.
Slightly oblate pinkish fruit, thin silken skin with a fantastic rich, juicy
and sweet taste. Pretty, bushy, heavy bearing plants will definitely need
sturdy support. Heat and drought are no trouble for Tibet Appel, it just
keeps on going like the energizer bunny! Use for fresh eating, salad etc. A
top notch tomato for your garden! 20 seeds at $1.99
70 days, bright red, cherry, indeterminate. Tommy Toe hails
from the Ozark mountains and is a practically disease free cherry tomato.
Excellent, sweet flavor with incredible yields. Good resistance to early
and late blight. This is a superior heirloom cherry tomato. Has been the
top choice in many cherry tomato taste tests. It is our favorite cherry
tomato! Stand back and watch this one grow.
20 seeds per pack
Did you know? On a
gram for gram comparison, cherry tomatoes contain more lycopene than large
Yellow Stuffer: 76 -80 days, indeterminate, large golden yellow fruits
that are similar in shape and structure to bell peppers! Hails from
Australia. Yellow stuffer bears medium to large, long, scalloped, nearly
hollow fruit with sturdy walls and thick, moist flesh. They weigh from 4 to
8 ounces. You guessed it- good for stuffing and a terrific slicer too. These
plants bear profusely and definitely need support. Also known as 'Gourmet
Yellow Stuffer'. Fun to grow and just think of the recipe possibilities!
Serve your salad in your tomato or stuff and bake them. We grilled them this
season and they were super. Good for market growers and chef's love them.
Yellow Stuffer earned our new Honorable Mention rating at the 2008 taste
test for uniqueness, versatility, "wow factor," good taste and incredible
yields. 20 seeds per pack
Pleated: 80-85 day, indeterminate. An ancient heirloom variety from
the Zapotec Indians of Mexico. Zapotec produces good yields of 3-5 oz.
exotic looking red to rosy-pink tomatoes. The scalloped or pleated shape
with a flattened bottom and slightly hollow interior makes it very
attractive for slicing or excellent for stuffing and baking. The flavor
makes it stand out on it's own being very sweet with classic tomato flavor.
It's a treasure in many ways. High yields with tall plants that need
staking. 20 seeds per pack
Arugula, Slow Bolt: 45 days,
herb. Hardy annual. Plant produces beautiful dark green
leaves, flowers are edible and it is high in protein and vitamin K. This a
very hardy plant. Use in dips, soups, salads, salsa and sandwiches. It has a
nutty, spicy, slightly peppery taste. Once you start growing, harvesting and
eating arugula you will see why some folks don't like to be without it.
Arugula may be dried or frozen. Can be grown from early spring to late fall
and is slower to bolt than other varieties. Plant Height: 18" tall.
Approx 500 seeds at $1.89 per pack
Basil, Blue Spice: annual
herb, 75 days.
What a delight this one is.
spicy with a slight smell of vanilla. We really like Blue Spice! Use it in
poultry dishes, fruit salads, curries, marinades, dressings and whatever
else you can think of. Let a few go to seed and enjoy the light lavender
flowers contrasting nicely with the deep purple bracts.
Approx 100 seeds at $1.89 per pack.
Basil, Lemon: 60-70 days,
annual herb, heirloom. A warm weather annual, lemon basil needs to be in
direct sunlight for at least 6 hours a day. Lemon Basil is intensely
fragrant, attains a height of 12-18" and is easily grown from seed. Grow
indoors or out. Use for flavored vinegars, tea, fruits and in anything you
would like a taste of lemony basil! It freezes and dries well. Always plant
some basil with your tomatoes. 1/2 gram (about 250
seeds) at 1.79 per pack
Basil, Genovese: annual herb,
60-80 days. Lovely, aromatic large basil plant growing from 18-24" tall.
Fragrant, tender, spicy leaves up
to 3.5" long.
Hails from the Genoa area of Italy. The definitive basil for classic pesto
and Neapolitan cuisine. Include Genovese basil in sauces or any dish that
you would prefer a stronger basil flavor. Gives an exotic taste to tomato
and mozzarella pizza. Genovese is superb for drying. For eating and planting
basil and tomatoes are best friends! 1/4 gram
(about 150 seeds) at 2.39 per pack
Basil, Italian Large Leaf:
annual herb, heirloom. Bushy, large, high yielding basil grows 2-2.5"
tall with big, 2-3" crinkly leaves. Italian Large has more sweetness to it's
leaves with less of the clove taste that some basils have. Excels for pesto,
salads etc. 1/2 gram (about 300 seeds) at 2.25 per
Basil, Serata: annual herb:
65 days. Pretty basil that produces long,
ruffled leaves, grows 12-16" tall with strong stems and a bushy habit.
Serata is decorative and goes well in mixed planters. Has excellent sweet
basil flavor. Some resistance to fusarium. A top choice Italian basil for
pestos, sauces and salads. Approx 100 seeds at
$1.29 per pack.
Bean, Royalty Purple Podded: 55
days. First introduced by the Billy Hepler Seed Company in 1957. Striking
purple pods, lovely purple
green foliage with hints of purple on the stems and petioles. They are a
stringless bean measuring 5 to 6" long and have a slight curve to the pods.
The bush type plants grow from 18 to 24" tall. When cooked the color changes
to a dark green. Will germinate in cool soils and tolerate growing in light
shade. They are delicious when used raw in salads or for dipping. Beautiful
when planted right in the flower garden. Yellow and blue flowers go well with
them. Mexican bean beetles do not bother Royalty Purple and it is also
resistant to common bean mosaic! Approx 50 seeds at
$1.69 per pack
Chioggia: 60 days. The fast growing unique sweet "Candy Stripe" beet!
White and red to pink showy interior concentric rings in the 2 inch sweet
are green with pink markings on the stems. The name Chioggia is pronounced
"key-oh-jah." Italian heirloom introduced to the U.S. pre 1840 from Chioggia,
a town in Italy near Venice. Bake or boil them whole to keep the color of
the rings from bleeding out when cooking. The roasted beets go well with
avocados in a salad. Chioggia is an excellent canning beet. The greens are
can be used like spinach and are delightful sautéed. This beet is so good
and sugary that even kids like it. Approx 100 seeds
at $2.25 per pack
Beet, Egyptian Turnip Rooted:
60 days. An Egyptian heirloom variety introuced to America and first
grown around Boston in 1869. A
early variety with a flattened dark red beet with purple flesh, quite sweet.
If you don't like the "earthy" taste some beets have then this one is for
you, it has no earthy taste at all. Foliage grows to 8" and beets are picked
when 3-5" across. Plant in early spring and again in mid-fall. For in zones
9 to 10 you can sow outdoors in the fall. Use for boiling, pickling, baking,
and freezing. Stores well and becomes sweeter during storage as the starches
convert to sugar. You will want to grow this beet every year. It got rave
reviews from our tasters and us!
Approx 100 seeds at $.99 per pack
Beet, Golden: 55 days.
Golden beet is an heirloom dating back to around 1820. The beets are a
glowing, golden-yellow and very sweet with nicely flavored greens too. The
leafy greens are light green with yellow veining. Like
Blankoma it will
not bleed and they are beautiful mixed together on a relish tray or pickled.
Grate them raw for salads. For a different and yummy treat try roasting
beets then mix them with chopped pineapple or try them with segments of
blood oranges and avocado slices drizzled with a simple vinaigrette. The
beet greens are rich in potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, A, thiamin,
riboflavin, and vitamin B6. Golden Beet is a long time favorite around here.
Approx 100 seeds at $1.99 per pack
Golden Acres: 64 days. Sold Out
Golden Acre is an old Danish heirloom mentioned in seed catalogs from 1927.
The compact gray-green heads weigh 3-5 pounds are round, five to seven
inches in diameter and tightly folded. This early producing cabbage is
for small or any size garden. They can be planted much closer together than
standard varieties. Cutting the earliest heads and leaving the stump in the
ground can often produce another crop of small leafy heads. The flavor is
outstanding being tender, sweet and succulent. This cabbage is wonderful
steamed, used as stuffed cabbage or used in coleslaw and stir fries.
Approx 1/2 gram of seeds at $1.85 per pack
Carrot, Amarillo Yellow: 75
with large shoulders that taper down. They are nice, juicy and crunchy with
a distinctive sweet taste that is different from orange carrots. Fine for
any raw carrot use and superb for cooking. We have found Amarillo to be one
of the finest stewing and roasting carrots we have grown. It keeps a nice
carrot taste yet nicely picks up the flavor of your broth or spices. Makes
great carrot juice and freezes well. Can withstand dry conditions.
Approx 300 seeds at $1.99 per pack
Carrot, Atomic Red:
Coral-red color, 9 inch long roots. Atomic
Red is at
it's peak flavor when cooked it becomes a deeper red with a smooth texture
and mildly sweet flavor. Atomic red is a high lycopene carrot. Lycopene
containing foods are absorbed more readily by the body when foods are
cooked. Tapered roots are 9 inches long. They sure are pretty too!
Approx 300 seeds at $1.99 per pack
Carrot, Cosmic Purple: 70-75 days. This is a Danvers type carrot with
smooth purple skin and fine grained orange flesh. The next thing we must say
is what a great
and unusual taste Cosmic Purple has. It has a nice sweetness with a slight
undertone of spice. We've never tasted a carrot quite like this one and it
is excellent. If your kids won't eat carrots- grow some of these and see
what happens. Purple carrots contain the pigments (and antioxidants)
anthocyanin, beta carotene and alpha carotene. One serving meets 120% of
daily recommended amount of vitamin A. The roots grow 6-7" long and the tops
are 14". Eat them raw and any way you want to prepare them. What a treat!
Approx 300 seeds at 2.69 per pack
Carrot, Color Wheel Mix:
57-85 days average. A custom blend of six varieties of carrots including
Atomic Red, Bambino Orange,
Cosmic Purple, Lunar White, Scarlet Nantes,
Solar Yellow and Tendersweet. Perfect for growing baby carrots. You can
leave some of the roots to grow to full maturity when you harvest the young
carrots. Just leave a carrot every few inches. These can be container grown
if you like. These are beautiful on relish trays, in slaws, pickled and
fresh. They all freeze well. Approx 1 gram- 900
seeds at $2.99 per pack
Tendersweet: 75 days. Smooth skin with a deep orange red color. They are
very fine grained and almost coreless. Considered to be one of the
sweetest carrots available today. Let tendersweet grow to at least 7" as the
more mature they are the sweeter they get. They have a uniform growth
averaging 9-10 inches long with 1 1/2" shoulders, tapering to a point. All
purpose carrots for raw, juicing, cooked, storage and freezing. One of our
top picks for juicing. Approx 1500 seeds at $1.99
Carrot, Sugarsnax 54 F1: 68 days. Due to many
requests we are bringing this succulent carrot back. It’s an Imperator
them easier to harvest. Sugarsnax 54 shows resistance to Alternaria,
Cercospora and Pythium. Sugarsnax 54 is a first rate eating carrot being
quite sweet and tender. One of the best for fresh snacking and freezes very
well. ½ gram packet contains about 325 seeds at
1.99 per pack
Chard, Rainbow Mix: Hardy annual has stalks and leaf veins of
gold, yellow, pink, and green growing to approximately 2 feet tall. The
colors just radiate with a luminescent quality. Beautiful to see, wonderful
to eat and can be used in ornamental beds or grown in containers too. They
will keep on growing through the heat of the summer. Chard likes full sun
and loose, fertile soil. They can be grown year round in milder climates. In
colder zones chard will live through several frosts. You can use them like
spinach and the crisp succulent stalks are great in stir fries! We even like
them raw in salads. $2.49
Approx 75 seeds at $2.49 per pack
Cilantro, Slo-Bolt, herb,
Plant grows to 24". A little spicy, broad green leaves used in
many Mexican and Asian dishes. This slow-bolt strain holds better than any
other at the leaf stage. A must have ingredient for salsas. The seeds are
known as coriander and used to flavor meats, pickles, and baked goods.
2 grams (approx. 180 seeds) at $1.99 per pack
Upland (winter cress, creasy greens): Herb, annual sometimes biennial. 50
days or less. Easy to grow dryland cress. Dark green rosettes,
bolt and long-standing, A native of Southwestern Asia. Grown in England
since the 1600's. Seeds of Upland have been found in the tombs of Egyptian
pharaohs. It has a pleasantly spicy and peppery taste like water cress only
more pungent. Harvest leaves when young before flowers stalks begin to form.
It is rich in vitamin C, E, K, iron, calcium, and especially vitamin A.
Plant in early spring in full sun or late summer. It prefers semi-shade when
the weather gets hot. Enliven salads, sandwiches, soups, sauces, egg dishes
etc. by adding fresh young cress leaves. 1 gram
(approx. 600 seeds) at $1.55 per pack
Cucumber, Boothby's Blonde:
63 days, whitish-yellow.
Grown for five generations by the Boothby family of Livermore, Maine. This
heirloom cucumber is short, chunky, not seedy and oval-shaped with a creamy
texture and contrasting black spines. The skin is very tender so no need to
peel! The flavor is rich, sweet, never bitter. It is best picked when in the
3 to 3.5" range. It can be used for both fresh eating and makes delicious
pickles. Cucumbers just don't get better than Boothby's Blonde.
25 seeds at $1.79 per pack
Cucumber, Lemon: 65 days.
Lemon is an heirloom "apple type" cucumber first introduced in 1894. It has a
unique lemon color and rounded lemon shape.
flavored, nice crunchy texture, white flesh and thin edible non-bitter skin.
Prolific bearer of 2-3" fruit from mid-summer to frost. Use for fresh eating,
pickling, relishes and slicing. Easy to grow and does well in short growing
climates. You want to pick this one while the fruits are a paler yellow. When
they are bright yellow they are overripe. This one is fun for your young
gardeners to grow.
25 seeds at $1.95 per pack
Cucumber, Diva: 58 days,
slicing cucumber- needs no pollination! Diva has a crisp, clean,
bitter flavor when harvested at the 4-5 inch length. The skin is thin and does
not need to be peeled. The high yielding plants are gynoecious (self-fertile,
all-female blooms) and parthenocarpic (fruits grow without pollination). Diva
is resistant to scab and is far more tolerant of powdery and downy mildews.
The foliage is not bitter which means it far less attractive to cucumber
beetles. An AAS Vegetable Award Winner.
20 seeds at $2.49 per pack
White: 50-55 days, small, white to pale yellow. We will attempt to
describe just how wonderful these little cucumbers are. They are
never bitter, need no peeling, are crisp and perfect. In fact they are so
delicious it is hard to get them from the plants to the kitchen without
eating them! The plants have small vines that stay around 3 feet in length,
can be grown in a small space or grow in containers. While the plants are
small the yields are not. Keep picking the fruit before they reach 3" in
length and they keep putting on more fruits. Use them just like any other
cukes. They do make super pickles but we recommend that you use white
vinegar, not cider vinegar to keep their delicate color.
30 seeds at $2.49 per pack
Cucumber Paris Pickling (Cornichon
Vert Petit De Paris): 61 days. Heirloom cornichon type cucumbers. The
cream of the crop for making those small tart or sweet pickles. Incredible
tiny crisp cukes. Pick when they are about 2" long. They are also delicious
when canned with pickling onions and fresh tarragon. Another tasty version
would be to include hot peppers and garlic. Pick a peck of Paris Pickling
for perfect pickles! 45 seeds at $1.99 per pack
Poona Kheera: 50 days. Heirloom with impeccable taste and performance from
Poona, India. The 5-6' climbing vines bear an abundant crop of the most
delicious heirloom cucumbers we have tasted to date. The
starts out creamy white to light green, changing to golden yellow and will
eventually get a slightly rough brown skin resembling a potato! While it can
be eaten at any stage we found the best picking time for fresh eating is
when the skin is deep gold. At that stage the skin is sweet and flesh is
juicy and crisp, as any good cucumber should be. Good resistance to disease
as compared to similar varieties. We found that it stores for weeks in the
fridge without losing quality- that's a big plus. We know you will enjoy
Poona Kheera as much as we do! 35 seeds at $2.49 per
Salad King: 95 days. This is one of the most outstanding endives in all
ways. Dark green leaves, deeply cut and curly with light green ribs and
large heart. Salad King grows well even under adverse conditions. It is slow
to bolt, resists tip burn and frost
can plant them in early spring and again in late summer for fall harvest.
The outer leaves have the bold flavor while the inner ones have a more
delicate taste. You can pick leaves from the heart and they will quickly
regrow. The hearts are easy to blanch and will take on a lovely yellow hue.
Another plus is endive is relatively free of pests and diseases and is not
usually eaten by grasshoppers. There are so many terrific recipes for this
type of endive!
1/2 gram (approx 200 seeds) at $1.49 per pack
Eggplant, Kamo: 60 days.
A Japanese heirloom. An attractive plant, they are a deep glowing purple and
have a purple calyx. They are a plump round shape
with a flattened
bottom. Kamo is considered the finest eggplant in Japan. Each fruit weighs
1/2 lb and is 4" in diameter. Perfect size for single servings. The solid
meat has a rich flavor and cooks up with a creamy texture and no bitterness.
Kamo was once featured in a ‘Battle Kamo Eggplant’ Iron Chef episode. Brush
them with oil and grill, use for curries or any eggplant dish. Quite good
pickled too! 40
seeds at $1.99 per pack
Eggplant, Rosa Bianca: 80-90
days. Pretty as a painting this Italian heirloom eggplant
is shaped like a teardrop with rose-lilac streaks on an ivory colored skin and
has lovely lavender blossoms. Plants grow 2' tall and can be grown in 5 Gal
containers. The flavor is sweet and mild not bitter. The texture is smooth,
meaty and quite tender when cooked. Rosa Bianca can be used in any eggplant
recipe and excels in eggplant parmisiana, stir-fries, raw in salads and as a
simple side dish. Considered one of the best by cooks and gardeners alike. 4-6
in. long, 4-5 in. diameter. 40 seeds at $2.19 per
Tsakoniki: 75 days. This attractive eggplant is a celebrated Grecian
heirloom. There is an annual competition for the best recipes using Tsakoniki.
Famous international chefs are brought in to the festival to judge the dishes.
In 2009 the winning recipe was an eggplant stromboli with tomato and pastrami.
That is quite
a pedigree for an eggplant. The fruit is long and slender with stripes of
white and violet on the thin skin. The flesh is sweet and delicious with a
pleasing firm texture making it ideal to cook with. We were pleased at the
abundance of eggplants that it produced in our growing trial and it surpassed
our expectations by bearing some fruit in clusters of 2-3. While we had far
less than ideal growing conditions last year being cool and rainy then going
right into hot and dry Tsakoniki took in stride and flourished! It was a hit
with our taste testers. We highly recommend growing this vigorous plant.
Approx. 125 seeds (.5 gram) at $1.89 per pack
Garlic Chives, Hardy
Perennial (Allium tuberosum): 60 days, zones 3-9, grows 10 to 12
inches tall. Garlic chives resemble common chives but have flat shiny
blades and pretty white to green
flowers. They have a subtle, rich garlic flavor and the whole plant is
edible, the flowers are delicious. The plants do produce small bulbs
that can also be eaten. The flowers bloom in mid-summer. They can take full
sun to part shade. You can grow them indoors to have them handy for using
raw or cooked. Garlic chives are delicious in salads, omelets, pizza, herbal
butters and vinegars. They freeze well. Garlic chives are attractive for
borders and in the flower garden. Perfect for
companion planting. Approx. 100 seeds at 1.79
Emerald Ruby, Loose leaf: 35-45 days. Heirloom Emerald Ruby produces a
nicely compact 6" head with dark plum red leaves mixed with some green. It
can be harvested at 25 days for baby lettuce or left to mature fully. It is
very heat tolerant, bolt and
resistant. Crispy rumpled sweet leaves, with excellent bolt resistance.
Emerald Ruby can handle growing in both cool and warm weather without
becoming bitter. It also a very pretty plant and can be planted in
ornamental gardens as a filler or border if you desire! Perfect for
container growing too!
Approx. 1/2 gram (400 seeds) at 2.49 per pack
Lettuce, Gourmet Heirloom
Mix: Our delicious blend of looseleaf and butterhead heirloom varieties.
Royal Oakleaf, Yugoslavian Red Butterhead,
Deer Tongue, Cos Types, Bronze Arrow, Speckles, Speckled Troutback, Red
Ruffled Oak, Green Devil's Tongue & more. Oh the wonderful, eye pleasing
salads you can make with this seed mixture! Plant in full sun to part shade.
Can be planted anytime the soil can be worked. Plant new seeds every 3 weeks
to enjoy all season. As soon as 2-3 leaves have formed thin the plants 8-10"
apart and include the baby greens you have thinned in a salad. As the heads
mature you can pick outer leaves as needed for longer harvest or harvest the
whole head. Approx. 2 grams (1500 seeds) at 2.49
Lettuce, Sword Leaf , Yu Mai
Tsai: 85 days. AKA "Pointed Leaf Lettuce" and "Stem Lettuce." Like it's
name this oriental gourmet lettuce has long
bright green sword shaped leaves. It is considered a "choy" type green. It
is not susceptible to disease and is a robust grower. Direct seed in late
spring to early summer or late summer. Harvest at an early stage when leaves
and stems are tender and crispy. Perfect for salads, stir-fry, soups stews
and eggrolls. We love it in avocado, tuna or salmon Sushi rolls. Try it-
you'll like it! Approx. .75 grams (350 seeds) at
1.49 per pack
Tom Thumb, Mini Butterhead: 50-55 days. English heirloom from the
1830's. Tom Thumb is a perfect petite butterhead lettuce growing 3-5 inches
and just right for a 1 serving salad or pick the outer
cut and come again lettuce. The tender buttery tasting leaves are a medium
green, lightly crumpled with creamy yellowish ivory hearts. It will grow in
full sun to part shade. Especially good summer lettuce as it tolerates high
temperatures at maturity and resists bolting better than larger types. May
be successfully grown in containers indoors or out. Nice in window box
planters or as a path border planting mixed with flowers.
Approx. 1/2 gram at 1.99 per pack
Gourmet Mesclun Mix: Our
wonderful collection of mild and spicy greens of differing
color, texture and flavor. Can be planted anytime the soil can be worked.
Great for a fall crop. Harvest young for a ready made salad of baby greens
or allow to grow on for a more substantial harvest. Our premium mesclun mix
includes a variety of leaf lettuces, arugula, spinach, mizuna (a Japanese
mustard green), endive plus Bloomsdale spinach.
Approx. 2 grams (1500 seeds) at 2.49 per pack
Kohlrabi, Early Purple
Vienna: 60 days. Would you like a nutritious Sci-Fi looking vegetable
for your garden?Then try these striking, delicious bulbs that grow
above ground with purple-reddish skin, sweet, greenish-white flesh and
silvery green, purple
veined edible leaves. Kohlrabi was already known by the 1st century A.D., as
Pliny the Elder mentioned a "Corinthian turnip", which from its described
growing habits, is almost certainly kohlrabi. Apicius, who wrote the oldest
known cookbook on cooking and dining in imperial Rome, also mentions
Kohlrabi in his recipes. The name Kohlrabi adopted from the German language
translates to Kohl meaning cabbage and Rabi meaning turnip.
Kohlrabi has a sweet nutty flavor that tastes like a cross between cabbage
and turnips. Early Purple Vienna is an heirloom introduced to the US from
Austria prior to 1860. Plants are cold-tolerant and will survive in the
garden long after frost. Use them cooked or raw in salads or slaw. The bulbs
can be hollowed out and stuffed. Excellent simply steamed and served with a
bit of butter and salt. There are far more uses for this delicious healthy
vegetable than you can imagine. The leaves and stems can be added to salads,
or boiled like spinach. Kohlrabi is a good source of vitamin C and
potassium. Feeling adventurous? Plant them in a flower bed. It's stunning.
Kids like them! Approx. 300 seeds at 1.99 per pack
Melon, Ananas: 100 days.
Ananas is a French word which in English means pineapple and were first
listed in American seed catalogues in the 1820's. Ananas is an ultra sweet
and juicy heirloom which does have the aroma of a fresh
pineapple. The flesh is gold tinged ivory firm, sweet and aromatic with a
small seed cavity. The fruits are oblong and have a slight netting covering
the ripened orangey gold rind. They weigh 3-5 lbs and grow on lush, vigorous
vines which can be trained on fences or trellises to save space. Harvest
when the blossom end is slightly soft by cutting from the vine. These
sweeties make a great breakfast or brunch treat. Northern gardeners need to
start Ananas inside. 40 seeds at 1.59 per pack
Charentais: 75-90 days, heirloom. Origin:
France in the Poitou-Charentes region around the 1920’s. The melons weigh
2-3 lbs. Just right for two servings. Beautiful Charentais has been hailed
as one of the tastiest melons ever bred due to the high sugar
creamy texture and mouth-watering, exotic fragrance. The skin is
greenish-gray with slightly raised ribs and the firm flesh is salmon orange
in color and honey sweet in flavor. The seed cavity is small. You will not
find these melons for sale at the markets as it does not ship well. You must
grow your own and they are totally worth your efforts.
30 seeds at $2.50 per pack
Melon, Honeydew, Orange
Flesh: (Cucumis melo), 98 - 105 days. Orange Dew produces 5 lb melons
that have orange colored inner flesh similar to a cantaloupe with a smooth
waxy exterior and a small seed cavity. You may have heard these
delicious beauties called "Honeyloupes" or "Temptation Melons." They are
very sweet with a crisp yet velvety smooth texture. When ripe they have a
thick pale yellow to light orange rind and the stem end will yield to slight
pressure. They have the best flavor when harvested at full ripeness but they
will ripen off the vine at room temperature when picked at half-slip. If you
are in zone 4 or warmer you can grow these succulent melons. To save space
they may be grown on a sturdy trellis or trained on cages. For a real treat
try some melon salsa or a melon daiquiri with Orange Honeydew! Photo shows
both orange and a green honeydew for comparison. 30+
seeds at 2.79 per pack
Melon, Casaba, Golden Beauty:
110 days. Casaba melons were originally cultivated in Persia thousands
of years ago and were introduced to America in the late 1920's from Kasaba,
Turkey. Golden Beauty is related to cantaloupes but instead of netted skin
it has long furrows and fruits are pointed at the stem end. Mature casabas
and weigh 7-8 lbs. The rind is tough, making them a long keeper off the
vine. The green skin turns yellow at maturity. The luscious creamy-white
juicy flesh is delightfully sweet with an exotic hint of spice. Golden
Beauty is harvested by cutting from the vine rather than slipping from the
vine as many melons do. Makes a refreshingly different melon salsa. Perfect
for fruit salads or serve slices with a drizzle of fruit flavored liqueur.
They are well adapted to hot, dry regions. For shorter growing seasons start
indoors. 40 seeds at 1.59 per pack
Minnesota Midget, Mini Cantaloupe: 65-75 days. A delicious, very early
and tiny heirloom melon was first developed by the Minnesota
Experiment Station, St. Paul, Minnesota in 1948. Measuring at 4-5 inches
across, they are sweet and juicy with orange flesh. The compact, 3-4' vines
can produce up to 13 melons per plant! They do need about 2 weeks of hot
weather and drier conditions when ripening to set their sugar. They are easy
to harvest as when they are ready they simply slip from the vine with a
slight pull. May be grown in larger containers 5 gal size or more.
25 seeds at 1.99 per pack
Little Marvel: 64 days, short vine, heirloom. This pea deserves
it's name of little marvel. We have been very impressed with the
plants bearing an abundance of luscious sweet peas that keep their flavor
and tender quality even when the 3" double-borne pods are fully filled out.
Little Marvel was first sold by Sutton & Sons seed sellers of Reading,
England in 1900 and made it's way to the USA in 1908. They are a treat to
eat raw or steamed and freeze well. We do advise growing them on short
stakes or netting for the best production. Approx.
90 seeds at $1.95 per pack
Pea, Snow: Mammoth Melting Sweet: 68-75 days, tall
vine, heirloom. The largest edible podded pea available. 3-5' tall
sturdy vines with a spread
bear huge 4-6" meaty pods over a long period of time. You must provide
support for them. They have a mouth-watering sweet flavor and are tender and
stringless. Pick them before seeds start to develop but if you miss picking
some they are still edible even when the pods are filled out, just use them
as a shelling pea. Sow for fall crop in July. Vines have good disease
resistance. Eat fresh, raw in salads, steamed, stir-fried or freeze to enjoy
later. Approx. 75 seeds at $2.09 per pack
Pea, Dwarf Korean Snow Pea (Ho Lan Dow):
65 days, bush type, heirloom. Traditional tiny Korean snow pod peas- Ho
Lan Dow. Wonderfully sweet and crisp. Bush growing
staking needed and may be container grown. Plant in early spring and fall.
Like all peas they love cool weather. Can be eaten raw or cooked, but the
young pea shoots and leaves can also be used fresh or cooked. They cook in
about one minute. Use in stir-fry, steamed dishes, soups and salads. They
are not stringless. 45 seeds at 2.59 per pack
Pepper, Hot, Jamaican Hot Yellow: 95 days.
Some like it hot. Do you? Then these Jamaican Hot Yellow peppers are just
for you! The densely-leafed
plants yield large amounts of bright yellow thin-skinned peppers. They are
shaped like a flattened lantern and have wrinkled skin. The flavor is spicy,
citrusy and very tasty and plenty hot with a Scoville rating of
100,000-200,000. The fruits make great pickles, garnishes and are used in
many spicy main dishes as well as an ingredient for chile sauces and other
similar condiments. 25 seeds at 2.49 per pack
Medium-Hot, Chili, Satan's Kiss (Ciliegia
Piccante): 85 days. Beware... you
can't help but be impressed by that name for a hot pepper! This little
devil is a hot cherry pepper with high yielding plants. These Italian
heirlooms turn from green to
red when ripe.
Interestingly enough they lose about 1/2 of their heat when cooked. Pop them
in your mouth fresh to get the full heat then cook some for a milder
experience. They make a nice spicy pickle. Try grilling them stuffed with
mozarella and anchovies. Scoville units: 40,000 to 50,000.
50 seeds at 1.99 per pack
Pepper Hot, Slim Cayenne: 75-80 days.
Cayenne Slim is a long, thin, fiery hot pepper which is high in vitamins A
and C. The Scoville rating is 3,000-5,000. The
peppers are about 1/2" wide and grow 5" to 6" long. The tapered fruits have
a crinkly skin that turns from dark green to fire engine red when mature.
Plants grow from 22" to 30" or more with an equal spread and produce well.
They can be container grown. Drying them is easy as can be with their thin
walled fruit. Great for for fresh eating, hot sauces, pickles, Thai recipes,
drying, ristras and to make ground cayenne pepper.
30 seeds at 2.79 per pack
Pepper Sweet, Apple Pimento: 57-77 days.
This is a gorgeous pimento pepper with a sweet, rich and juicy taste. Not
some peppers either- giving good yields in diverse climates. They grow from
glossy green to candy apple red, are about 4 inches long with a rounded,
somewhat blunted tip and thick walls. Plants are 18" tall by 12" wide and grow
well in 3 gallon or larger containers. Use in slaws, relishes, pimento cheese
dips. Good for roasting and freezing too. 25 seeds at
2.49 per pack
Sweet, Chocolate Beauty: 75-80 days. Chocolate Beauty produces medium to
large, smooth skinned, three to four lobed blocky bell fruits. The peppers
mature from green to an attractive glossy, deep chocolate-brown color. The
fruit is 4x3.25", and the plant height is 20-24 inches. Use this beauty in
salads, for stuffing, general cooking and on pizzas. When fully mature the
chocolate fruit is one of the sweetest of the sweet peppers. Resistant to
Tobacco Mosaic Virus. 30 seeds at 2.49 per pack
Sweet, Corno di Toro Giallo 70 days, Italian heirloom: One of the earliest
and best tasting sweet peppers. They are shaped like a bull's horn growing to
6 or more inches
long. Slender light green fruit maturing to a glossy sunny yellow. It is quite
a taste sensation being super sweet with a slightly spicy undertone but no
heat. Good choice for cooler climate gardens they still must have the warmest
spot in a garden. They grow like crazy in the South. The copious leaf cover
protects peppers from sunburn. Eat them fresh, stir fried, grilled, in salads
or stuffed. This is one of our all time favorite peppers and we freeze as
many as we can to enjoy year 'round. We made pickled pepper rings with
them and put them on pizza. Yes! 75 seed at 1.49 per
Pepper, Sweet (F1), Jalapeno,
Fooled You: 65 Days. If you can't take the heat but
love the taste of jalapenos than this one is for you! Shaped like a
traditional jalapeno "Fooled You" has that rich, smoky flavor with no heat-
seeds and all. We absolutely love it. The fruit has thick walls and produces
an abundance of 3.5" long by 1" wide peppers on plants that are about 27"
tall. They will gradually mature from green to brilliant red. Use them
anyway you want. They make delectable jalapeno poppers, salsas, sauces,
pickles, and stir fry. 15 seeds at 2.49 per pack
Sweet, Mini-Bell, Color Mix: 60 days, open-pollinated. Plants produce an
abundance of delightful miniature bell peppers. The peppers are about 1.5 x
1.5". The mix ripens to yellow, orange, red and some
too. They taste like a large bell but with more sweetness and crisp flesh.
Plants top out around 16". They can be container grow and are perfect for
limited space gardens. These peppers are absolutely delicious and versatile.
Stuff 'em for appetizers, use in salads or anything you enjoy sweet peppers
in. They make stunning pickles! 50 seeds at 1.49
Pepper Sweet, Shishito,
Japanese: 60 days. Heirloom. Apparently they were introduced to Japan by
Portuguese sailors. Shishito has often been used on the cooking competition
TV shows, "Iron Chef" and "Chopped."Small, thin-walled, shiny emerald green
pepper with wrinkled skin. They grow 3"-4"
long by 1"
wide with the plants growing to 20". The perfect ratio between the sweet
flavor of bell peppers and just a little heat, less than the mildest of
chilies. These peppers can also be grilled, broiled, steamed, stuffed, pan
or deep fried, used in salads and salsa. Shishito peppers are fantastic for
tempura and shish kabobs. Excellent for any kind of pickles and they freeze
nicely. May be container grown. Approx 35 seeds
(.25 grams) at 2.49 per pack
Sweet Bell, Quadrato
D'Asti Rosso: 80 days. Heirloom from Asti territory, Italy.
Asti is famous for its peppers and this is another classic from Asti.
Quadrato is one of the biggest bells. It is blocky with pendant lobes, grows
5” long, has fire engine red skin and is also one of the
and richest tasting around. A large plant growing to 36" tall. May be grown
in large containers. It will give you high yields. With thick walls it lends
itself well to stuffing, roasting, salads, grilling, you name it. Big seller
at Farmer’s Markets and roadside stands.
Approx 40 seeds at 1.99 per
We offer only varieties that
meet high standards for you!
Let some of your radish
plants go to seed. They have edible flowers and seed pods: use in mixed
salads, pasta salad, sprinkle on soups, use in vinaigrettes or try with hot
pasta. The green seed pods are good for munching too!
Black Spanish (Radish Nero Tondo): 53-65 days. The skin on Black Spanish
is thin and very close to pure sooty black. The roots are globe shaped, can
reach 3" to 4" across or more but may be picked when smaller. Sow from late
July to mid-August. They are good for winter
storage and will
mellow with age. The crispy white flesh has a pungent, peppery taste. The
larger the radish gets the milder the taste becomes. Strong tops make
harvesting easy and the greens are edible. If you let some go to seed the
pods are edible and delicious! Black Spanish greens have an arugula like
flavor. They can be grated or sliced, eaten raw or cooked. Do put salt on
them to tame their heat. Try them grated into your dinner salad or grated
into a lentil or split pea soup. Good in Korean pickled vegetable recipes.
Grate 2-3 of them to put in your coleslaw recipe.
Approx. 200 seeds at 2.49 per pack
Radish, China Rose:
27-55 days. Delicious winter radish! First
grown in the US around 1850. Originally from China where where seeds were
carried to Europe by Jesuit missionaries. It can be grown as a summer radish
or sow in August to harvest in fall for a winter storage radish. China rose
has delicious green leaves with red stems 5" elongated roots with bright
rose-colored skin and firm flesh- ideal for fresh eating and make darn good
pickles. The seeds are great for sprouting too.
Approx. 200 seeds at 2.49 per pack
Radish, Easter Egg:
(Heirloom Mix) 28 days.
Egg Radish features a nice array of pink, red, rose, lavender, scarlet and
white radishes with white interiors including: French Breakfast (slightly
elongated), Pink Beauty, Purple Plum, Philadelphia White Box, Scarlet Globe
and Ruby. The colors have great appeal with medium-green tops that reach
about four inches in length. Don't forget you can eat the leafy green tops
if you like, they taste similar to arugula.
Approx. 200 seeds at 2.49 per pack
Purple Plum: 30 days. Purple Plum is vibrantly colored deep purple-plum
radish just like its name. They are 1-2 inch globes with crunchy, tender
white flesh that is sweetly flavored and they do not get pithy. They are
hardy and versatile and can be grown almost all season. Can be grown in a
container that is 7 or more inches deep. Purple Plum was bred and released
to market by the Alf Christianson Seed Company of Mt. Vernon, Washington in
Approx. 200 seeds at 2.49 per pack
Radish, Watermelon: 28 days.
For summer to fall planting. Watermelon radishes are an heirloom variety
of the daikon radish.
they look just like a watermelon with a green rind and magenta interior.
The flavor is peppery but more mild and sweet than most radishes They grow
from 2-4 in diameter depending on when you harvest them. They are versatile,
use them raw, roasted, in stir fries, sautéed, stews and for pickles. For
something different try them boiled and mashed. The leafy green tops are great
for salads or cooking. Approx. 200 seeds at 2.49 per
Spinach, Bloomsdale Long
Standing: 50-55 days. Hardy annual. Bloomsdale can tolerate temps
down to 15-20 F and may be overwintered with protection. History: Bloomsdale
spinach was originally
in the USA by D. H. Landreth & Co. (Philadelphia) in 1826. Bloomsdale Long
Standing was then developed in the early 1900's by Zwaan and Van der Molen,
Bloomsdale Long Standing is an old time heirloom favorite. It is a dark green
full savoy-leafed spinach. It can be planted in spring or fall. Longstanding
means it can withstand some summer heat and is slow to bolt. Sweet buttery
flavor with tender leaves and high yields- a cook's delight! Good resistance
to powdery mildew and a vigorous grower. Approx. 250
seeds at 1.99 per pack
Lombardia F1: 38 days. Grow for flat baby leaf greens. Growing to full
size will display flat to some semi-savoy leaves. Leaves are dark green,
uniformly oval shaped with sturdy stems. Lombardia can grow in the heat quite
awhile before bolting and is resistant to downy mildew. Delicious and tender.
Quite tasty raw and a nice choice for canning.
Approx. 250 seeds at 1.99 per pack
Spinach, Giant Nobel: 43 days. Heirloom
Giant Nobel is an inbreeding result of a monoecious plant found in the Gaudry
variety. It was released by Zwaan and Van der Molen of Voorburg, Netherlands
in 1926. In 1933 it
as a winner for the "All America Selection" awards. It's a robust grower and
much slower to bolt so a good choice for Southern growers too. Easy to pick
and clean too. It has deep green, thick and moderately savoyed leaves with
super sweet stems. Leaf shape is triangular with a rounded top. Plants grow
23" wide by 23" tall. This big boy is a tender, sweet and succulent heirloom
spinach. The extra large leaves are perfect for salads, steaming and an
exceptional variety for canning. Our favorite for wilted spinach salad.
Approx. 250 seeds at 1.99 per pack
Winter Giant: 40-45 days, Heirloom. Origin: Ancient Persia carried by
traders to India and China via Nepal. Cold hardy plants that tolerate high
humidity produce intense green, slightly savoyed leaves. Winter Giant is
suitable for spring or fall production
is slow to bolt. Yields well at any stage with good results. The leaves are
attractive, extra sweet, flavorful and tender and may be harvested for baby
spinach. A heavy yielding spinach recommended for fall crops, winter
greenhouse production, or over-wintering outdoors under mulch. For top rate
flavor and reliability Winter Giant is one impressive spinach. Can be used
fresh, frozen or canned. Approx. 2 grams (160) seeds
at 1.99 per pack
Squash, Early White Patty Pan
aka Scallopini, Summer: 49 days. Dates back to the early 1700's and grown
by Native Americans. Pretty white squash with distinct scalloping. Smooth
texture, slightly sweet with a delicate nutty flavor.
They are very easy to grow. Plants spread 4-6” wide when mature. Harvest when
they are 2 ½ to 3” across and pick them often for best production. They can be
used raw, steamed, grilled, fried, sautéed, tempura or even stuffed. The
flowers are edible. This is scrumptious: slice them thickly and brush with
garlic olive oil then put them on the grill. Turn over when the top is brown.
Keep an eye them as they cook quickly. Freezes well. The nutritional value is
high: it has lots of magnesium, vitamin A, folic acid, niacin, and vitamin C.
25 seeds at 1.99 per pack
Juan et Vert, scallop: 51 to 60 days.
This French heirloom squash was listed by Vilmorin in the 1800s. It is an attractive scalloped fruit displaying a
skin with dark green radial streaks. Smaller fruit may not show green streaks,
and it may vary but it's so delicious you won't care what colors it displays. It is considered a summer squash, but can stay on the vine
and be baked as a winter squash. The meat is smooth and slightly sweet with a
rich buttery texture. It is melt in your mouth delicious! It lends itself
perfectly to any squash recipes. Depending on what you do with it you can use
the shell as your bowl! Easy to grow. 20 seeds at $2.49 per pack
Squash (F1), Sunburst, Summer:
50 days. Scallop type squash with shiny buttery yellow thin skin. The
flesh has a fine grain with mellow, buttery flavor. Best picked when fruit
measures 3 inches across and 2 inches
thick. They are still quite good if you let them get larger. They grow in a
compact 3' wide bush style. A 1985 AAS winner. They sure win for good looks
and taste! This delectable squash is wonderful to use sautéed, fried,
barbequed, fried and raw with your favorite dip or in a summer salad. Good
yields from mid-summer until frost. 2 grams- approx
20 seeds for $2.19
(F1), Winter, Acorn, Honey Bear: 85-95 days. 2009 All-America Selections
winner. This is a bushy plant with no vines so it's perfect for smaller
spaces and can even be grown in containers! It spreads about 3-4 feet by 2-3
feet tall averaging 4-5 slightly ribbed squash per plant
and weighing about 1 lb each. A big plus: it is highly resistant to powdery
mildew. Honey bear was bred by Dr. Brent Loy of the University of New
Hampshire. It's sweeter than most acorn squash and the flesh is tender with
a melt in your mouth texture. Harvest when the rind is dark green and
bottoms of squash are yellow to orange where it has touched the ground. They
are a perfect serving for two when cut in half and baked at 350 for 45
minutes. About 5 minutes before they are done put a teaspoon of butter, 1
teaspoon of brown sugar and a slight drizzle of maple syrup. It's sinfully
delicious and the kids will love it! 30 seeds at
$2.85 per pack
Squash, Red Kuri, Winter
Storage: 90 days.
Japan. Red Kuri
squash has an orange-red skin, a few faint peach stripes and a slight
teardrop shape. The vines have good yields of 3 to 7 lb squash and are
reliable croppers even in cool, short seasons. The skin is of medium
thickness and easy to cut. The flesh texture is very smooth and creamy, with
a slightly sweet, savory chestnut-like flavor. Red Kuri is rich in vitamin A
and calcium. Perfect for baking, mashing and it gives exceptional taste and
texture to soups, purees, frittatas etc. Makes a great pie!
20 seeds at 1.99 per pack
Squash growing tip: Protect
ripening winter squash from rotting on damp ground by placing boards or wax
paper under them.
Sugar Dumpling, Winter Storage: 90 days. Easy to grow semi-bush vine
takes up less space and bear 4-6 green and ivory-skinned striped fruit with
smooth honey sweet flesh. These 1-2 serving
size squash have a flattened round bottom with a fluted teacup shaped
top. Very good resistance to powdery mildew and easy to grow. Culinary uses
are many- bake them, stuff them, boil, mash, puree, use in soups, they even
make good dried "squash chips." They require no curing for storage and
will keep for 6 months. 20 seeds at 1.99 per pack
gardeners in zones 10 and 11: You can continue to plant out tomato
seedlings through late September to early October in the warm fall-winter
zones. Choose varieties that are less than 68 days to maturity.
super hot summer areas of Arizona, Texas and similar regions, you have 2
distinct growing seasons: March through June, and September through