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Seed Catalog 

Seeds Per Pack $4

 Seed packages are designed for the home gardener and the number per pack may

vary depending on seed size, availability and variety; tomatoes, peppers and eggplant (about 30-40),

squash, melons, cucumbers and watermelons (about 25-30), beans and peas(about 30-50), flowers,

herbs, lettuce and others (about 100-250). 

LEGEND

GBO= GROWN BEYOND ORGANIC 

H= HEIRLOOM

CO= CERTIFIED ORGANIC 

DE= DETERMINTE

G= GERMINATION DAYS 

IN= INDETERMINATE

M= MATURITY IN DAYS 

= FAVORITE!!!

Brittle Wax (1900's)

A great light yellow bush cut bean, 6-7” long great for canning and freezing. Fine quality,

brittle, stringless and fibreless.

M=50 GBO H  

Jacobs Cattle 

(pre 1800's)

Popular maroon and white New England Baking bush type. A very reliable producer, also known as Dalmatian or Trout bean. 

 sold out M-85-95 CO H 

Dragons Toungue

These are a neat looking and great tasting bush bean. 6-8” creamy yellow pods with thin

purple stripes that disappear when blanched. Extremely crisp and juicy stringless, high-yielding plants. 

M=55-60 GBOH 

Royal Purple Pod

(1950)

Introduced by the Billy Hepler Seed Company in 1957. Distinct purple pods (5”). Great raw or cooked as snap bean, turns green when blanched. Compact and vigorous. Germinates well

even in cold, wet soil. 

M=55 GBO H 

Golden Wax 

A hardy and stringless yellow wax bush variety, good for canning and freezing.

M=45-60 GBO 

Painted Pony

(1900)

A delicious and delicate slender dual purpose bean. long thin pods are string less and good for snap beans. One of the best for soups retains markings. Very productive. Bush habit.

M=60 H CO 

Purple Podded Pole (1930's)

Plants climb vigorously to 6’ and are extremely productive. High quality, meaty, stringless and tender 5-7” long reddish-purple pods that turn green when blanched. 

M=68 GBO H 

Chiogga Beet 

(1840)

I love the red and white center rings, they look like a bulls-eye. From Italy, very sweet, tender nice for eating and pickling. 

M=60-65 CO H

Scarlet Runner

(1600)

One of the oldest in existence today. Good for small snap, sliced or green shells and often

used in place of lima beans in colder climates. A highly ornamental bean, pole habit.

  M=65 GBO H 

Yellow Burpees Golden

(1828)

A great dual purpose beet for roots and greens. Roots are globe shaped and orange,

turning golden yellow when cooked. Tender and mild even when large. Great for salads since sliced roots do not bleed.

Sweet leaves. 

M=58-90 CO H

Out of stock

Fin D' Bagnol 

A delicious and delicately slender podded old gourmet French variety. Produces nicely in cool soils. Pick every 2 or 3 days while young and tender. Bush habit. 

M=55 COH 

Calabrese

(1880)

Brought to America by Italian immigrants. Popular market variety, tight heads can grow up to 8” in diameter. After central head is harvested, side shoots follow remaining tender and sweet. 

M=58-90H 

Romanesco 

Such a unique treat, this beautiful spiralling light-green head, had better flavour and texture than the finest of broccolis! Popular and quite prized in Italy. Great for Northern areas! 

M=75-100 from transplant H

Not In Stock

Mammoth Red Rock 

(1889)

Round 8” heads, red throughout and weigh up to 7lbs. Uniform, medium cores, sure cropper, fine flavour, excellent for cooking, salads, pickling. 

M=98 from transplant H 

Not In Stock

Island Improved

(1890)

The chief commercial sprout until the development of more uniform hybrids. Producing heavy yields of 50-100 dark green 1-2” sprouts on compact plants. 

M=80-115 H

Not In Stock

Nantes Carrot

(1870)

Cylindrical roots are 7” long by 11/2” wide. A bright-reddish-orange flesh, fine grained, nearly coreless,

great flavour, sweet and brittle. Good as baby carrots, storage and juicing. Widely adapted, highly selected, uniform strain.

M=65-70 CO H 

Not In Stock

Early Jersey Wakefield

(1840) 

A good, and very early market variety, conical, solid, tightly folded heads are 10-15” tall by 5-7“ in diameter and weigh 3-4lbs. 

M=60-75 from transplant H 

Yaya Organic Carrot

Amazing sweet flavour and extreme crispness. Yaya has become the standard for commercial growers. The carrots are barrel-shaped and have blunt tips 6" long. The short, strong tops hold up well when bunched. These soup-grade carrots store very well. The 12-inch tops of these carrots are beautiful and nutritious, making good additions to soups and stews.A little frost will do no harm to these carrots.

M=60 CO

Early Snowball (1888)

A well adapted forcing or wintering-over for early crops in warmer regions. Smooth 6-7” heads of tightly formed white curds are solid, crisp and tender, excellent quality.

M=60-85 days from transplant H

Country Gentleman

(1890)

Later season white corn with deep, narrow, small non-rowed kernels. Tapered ears grow 7-8” long on 7-8’ stalks with 2 ears. Good for fresh eating or canning. 

M=88-92 CO H 

Out of stock

Bantam Improved 

(1902)

This improved strain was selected for longer ears and greater tenderness. Excellent sweet flavour, early main crop variety for home gardeners. Standard for home gardeners and market growers., great for eating and freezing. 

M=70-85 H

Double Standard 


The first open-pollinated bicolor sweet corn. Early maturing, strong germination in cool soil. Developed based on a nice yellow corn called Burnell that was grown in Maine in the early 1900's, and an early white heirloom from New York's St. Lawrence Valley. Nicely sized, avg. 7", ears with 12–14 rows of yellow and white kernels, some ears with yellow kernels only. If desired, you can have early, all-white corn simply by planting only white kernels. Excellent traditional corn taste. Vigorous 5' plants. 

M=70-75 CO H 

Out of stock

2" Strawberry Popcorn

(1800)

 Small-red coloured and oval shaped ears are good for popping and great for fall decorations. 2-4 ears/stalk, 5-6’ tall. 

M=100 CO H 

Out of stock

Double Yield Cucumber

(1924)

This heirloom was developed by a home gardener. Very productive, for every pickle that is cut off two or three more are produced. Slender fruits, 5-6” long smooth and uniform. 

M= 50-60 H CO

Not In Stock

Early Fortune (1910)

This is one of my favourites, very dependable and great yielding, great taste! “One of the earliest and best

white spine cucumbers ever offered.” Selected by George Starr from a single plant found in a crop of Davis Perfect (now extinct). Fruits are 7-8” long by 2” diameter. 

M=55-60 GBO H 

Miniature White

These sweet white almost spineless pickling cucumbers grow on compact vines that rarely exceed 3’. Very abundant with great taste, no need to peel.

M=55d GBO H 

True Lemon

(1894)

Also known as ‘apple’ this variety looks like a large lemon and is excellent for pickles and eating, kids love

them. Pick early, they turn yellow and bitter at maturity. These very productive plants are drought resistant.


M=58-70 CO H 

Straight 8

(1935)

 Named All-American selection in 1935, a vigorous variety producing 8-9” cylindrical fruit. Great slicer, sweet smooth flavour stays crisp. 

M=52-75 GBO H

Marketmore 76

Originally developed at Cornell University, this popular open pollinated (non-hybrid) variety consistently produces uniform 8-9” cukes. This sweet and crisp, mild flavoured slicing cuke is good for Northern climates and also tolerates excessive heat. Shows disease resistance.

M=60-75 GBO H 

Wisconsin Pickler

Very prolific, 4-5” dark green fruits, disease resistant, great for eating

fresh and nice pickling variety.

 M=60-70 GBO 

Out of Stock

Turkish Orange Eggplant (1500)

Small round orange eggplant, best eaten when green, just starting to orange, mature when

fully orange and becomes bitter. 

M=70-75 GBO H

Not In Stock

Nero Toscana (1885)

Also known as Lacinato or Dinosaur Kale. Grows to 3’ tall with dark, meaty, puckered leaves, the colour of a blue/green colour. Striking ornamental leaves have good flavour, tender harvested young. Mature plant has a stronger flavour, which improves after a frost. 

M=30 H CO

Westlandse Kale

Dutch Variety that maintains crisp, thick curled, medium green leaves on 32-40" tall plants. Excellent taste great for home, or markets. Allow for adequate watering to bring out a lovely brassica flavour. Hardy plant tolerating -15°c.

M=50-55 CO

 

Solaize Leek

(1850)

 A terrific French heirloom, great for Northern climate and winter harvest. These very large, 15-20” stalks

turn violet after frosts set in. 

M=110 from transplant COH 

Not In Stock

Red Russian Kale (1885)

This pretty purple-veined variety is extremely winter-hardy and improves its great sweet flavour after its

been frosted. Spring flowering buds like broccoli. 

M=50-55 CO 

Black Seeded Simpson

(1850)

Very prolific, 4-5” dark green fruits, disease resistant, great for eating

fresh and nice pickling variety.

 M=60-70 GBO 

Arrowhead Lettuce (1947)

The colour on this type is spectacular, a delicious loose-leaf-type, awarded the bronze metal at the 1947 All American Selections.

M=40-50 H 

Not in stock

Island Cos Lettuce (1940)

A popular romaine lettuce, known for its crisp leaves and sweet flavour. Large

uniform heads, grow about 10” tall with deep green outer leaves surrounding the creamy white heart.

M=70 H CO 

Forellenschuss (1790)

(Also known as Freckles, Speckled Trout Back) This is a hard to find allaround better lettuce. A gorgeous maroon speckled romaine with medium green leaves having superior flavour and good resistance to heat with out bolting. Originally developed in Germany, but considered an Austrian heirloom. 

M=55 CO H 

Red Salad Bowl

(1947)

 The colour on this type is spectacular, a delicious tender and mild loose oak leaf-type. Turns Deeper

shades of “red” in cool weather, very pretty for mixed greens. 

M=40-50 H CO 

Oakleaf Lettuce (1800)

Unique, dainty oak-shaped leaves, this is a great addition to mixed salad greens! A leaf-type lettuce, never bitter, heat resistant and still good even at the end of the season.

M=40-60 COH 

Not in stock

Red Velvet

Personal favourite, the colour is outstanding!!!! The leaves are reddish-maroon, the backs are tinged with

maroon, very likely the darkest of all the red lettuces available. A great loose-leaf-type.

M=55 CO H 

Not in stock

Rouge

d’Hiver (Red Winter) (1840) 

Great all season compact romaine, with green hearts and brownish-red leaves, does well in

warmer weather, not so quick to turn bitter. Colour intensifies in cooler weather. 

M=60 CO H

Jenny Lind 

(pre 1840's)

Named after a popular singer of that era. Short compact vines but prolific, bearing whitish-green

flesh, very sweet and juicy, originating from Armenia. 

M=70-80 CO H

Not In Stock

Minnesota Midget (1948)

Edible to the rind and very early! Doesn’t get any better than that. High sugar content, resistant to

fusarium wilt, short vines, producing 3-4” fruits with thick golden yellow flesh.

 M=60-75 CO H 

Not In Stock

Tiger Melon

Vibrant yellow with red zigzag stripes, a sure eye catcher at market. Bearing 1lb fruits with white flesh, semi-sweet with an

intense aroma. Originated in Armenia. 

M=85 GBOH

Giant Red Mustard

A Japanese red- tinged large leaved mustard, adds nice spice to salads and stir fries, high in calcium. Very

easy to grow. 

M=40-65 CO

Australian Brown Onion

(1894)

A medium flatter globe, yellow, firm with pungent flesh, good keeping quality.

M=100 from transplant H

Not In Stock

Red Wethersfield (1834)

Large flattened globe, deep purple-red skin, pink-tinged flesh, with red centric circles, nice flavour.

M=100 from transplant H

Bulbs available 

British Wonder Pea

(1890)

A fantastic pea, went to USDA trial in 1903! A great yielding sweet green shelling pea, grows 2-3’ requires trellising. 

M=50-55 CO H 

Not In Stock

Hollow Crown Parsnip (1820)

This variety came into use in England and Europe, by the 1850s, was widely grown and popular for its sweetness and reliability. Roots can reach up to 24” long and 4” round. They are sooo sweet!

M=65-135 H 

Green Arrow

 An outstanding pea, pods are almost always born in doubles, bearing 8-11 deep-green peas in pods 4-5”long on vines about 24-28”. Good heavy reliable shelling pea for home or market, great for freezing.

M=62-70 COH

Amish Snap Pea

An Amish snap heirloom, around long before present day snaps. Heavy yielding 2” pods, sweet and delicate.

Curved sickle-shaped pods. M=60COH 

Chervena

Chushka 

Bulgarian Heirloom, good for roasting and good sweet red eating pepper. Tapered fruits 2”by 6” long. 

M=85 from transplant CO H

Out Of Stock

King Of The North Pepper

Great for short cold season gardens. Nice sweet flavour, thick blocky fruits, nice yielding 4”by31/2” bright red fruits.

Australian

A medium flatter globe, yellow, firm with pungent flesh, good keeping quality.

M=70 from transplant 


Habanaro Peach

Compact 16-18”plants with loads of peach-coloured very hot fruits. 

M=95-100

Out Of Stock