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2014 NAS Heirloom Plant Sale

May 17th LS Greenhouse 9-3 pm

We hand out numbers starting around 7:30 (maybe earlier). Most plants priced between $ 1.75 and $2.00. Some rare varieties in larger pots $3.00-$5.00. Cash and checks only.

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Variety descriptions and the number of days from transplant to harvest are listed below. The number of plants available for sale are listed in parentheses. Please Google the variety names to see what the plants will look like, as we do not have access to photos of all of the varieties that we offer.

This year we have:

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Bell Peppers

Bullnose (36) Crisp fruits ripen from green to red with an excellent flavor. Productive, sturdy plants. 55-80 days from transplant.
CA Wonder (72) Heirloom California Wonder peppers are thick-walled and blocky, about 4 inches tall and wide, with a crisp, mild flavor and terrific sweetness. One of the best tasting sweet bell peppers.They mature from green to red on the plant. If kept picked they will continue producing throughout the growing season. Big harvests on 30 inch high plants. 70 days
Chocolate Beauty (72) Deep chocolate color. Excellent sweet flavor when fully ripe, average flavor when green. 70-75 days from transplant.
Golden Cal Wonder (72) 78 days. Colorful golden bells that are very sweet and tasty. The productive plants produce early and are good for northern climates.
Keystone (72) 75 days. Plant produces heavy yields of large 4 ½" long by 3 ½" wide sweet bell peppers. Peppers have thick wall and turn from green to red when mature. Produces well even under adverse weather conditions. A perfect stuffing pepper. Suitable for home garden and market growers. Disease Resistant: Tobacco Mosaic Virus.
King of the North (108) The best red bell pepper we know for northern gardeners where the seasons are cool and short. 70 days
Orange Bell (72) Blocky bell peppers have thick walls and excellent flavor. Heavy yielding. Can also be eaten green. 90 days
Purple Beauty (72) Absolutely stunning purple bell pepper. Large 4-lobed, thick-walled fruits borne on sturdy compact plants. Tender crisp texture, mild sweet flavor. 70-75 days from transplant.
Yankee Bell (108) New open pollinated bell pepper for Northern growers. Blocky, 3 to 4-lobed, medium size, green to red fruits. Strongly branched with good cover. 60 days

Sweet Peppers

Alma paprika (72) Highly productive plants are loaded with thickwalled cherry-type peppers. One of the best varieties for drying and grinding for paprika, or for fresh eating. 70-80 days from transplant.
Golden Treasure (36) Sweet and productive Polish heirloom. Two-foot tall plants produce 4" long bell fruits with 3 lobes. Sweet even when green, sure to be a favorite. Does well in dry areas. 90 days from transplant
Italia (72) Long, avg. 2 1/2 inches, fruits are green, and ripen early to a dark crimson red. Corno di toro type, with wide shoulders, reminiscent of a colorful bull's horn. Sweet, full pepper flavor that expresses itself well in pasta sauces and stir-fries. 55-75 days.
Lipstick (36) Heavy, attractive, dark green fruits are about 4" long and taper to a blunt point. They ripen to a glossy, rich red. Dependable, early, heavy yields, even in a cool summer season. 53 days green, 75 red ripe.
Sheepnose pimento (36) A tomato shaped Ohio heirloom from the family of Nick Rini. Keeps for an extended period when refrigerated. 70-80 days from transplant.
Tequila Sunrise (20) 75 days. Open Pollinated ornamental pepper which can also be eaten! Plants will grow up to 2' tall. The peppers are shaped somewhat like a fat carrot, and turn from green to golden orange or yellow when ripe. Average 4-5" long and about an inch in diameter. The plants are very productive.
Tolli's (Tollies) Sweet (36) 85 days. Sweet Italian heirloom named for Phil Tolli.Plant produces good yields of 5" long red sweet peppers. Peppers are very sweet, have thick walls, and turn from green to red when mature. Use fresh in salads, fried, or in salsas or sauces.

Medium Hot Peppers

Ancho Gigantea (36) The standard Mexican variety for sauces and stuffing, excellent for chiles rellenos. Green-black heart-shaped fruits measure 4" long. Referred to as poblanos when fresh and anchos when ripened to red and dried. Distinctive rich flavor. 90 days from transplant.
Beaver Dam (36) Hungarian heirloom brought to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin in 1912. Fruits are mildly hot when seeded. 80 days from transplant.
Black Hungarian (38) Highly ornamental in the field and on the plate! Green foliage is highlighted by purple veins and beautiful purple flowers. Sturdy plants grow 30- 36" tall. Produces 3-4" fruits similar in shape to a jalapeno, but black in color ripening to red. Mild heat. 60-80 days
Fish (72) Nineteenth century African American heirloom first offered by William Woys Weaver Plants have beautiful variegated foliage; 3" long fruits are striped and colorful. Traditionally used in oyster and crab houses around Chesapeake Bay. 80 days from transplant
McMahon's Texas Bird (30) Tiny lustrous red bird peppers borne on decorative 12" plants. Fruits look lovely strung up like cranberries. Native to southwest Texas. Introduced by Thomas Jefferson. Ideal for container growing; plants can be overwintered indoors. 90 days from transplant.
NUMEX Suave Orange (36) Developed by the Chile Pepper Institute, this pepper has all the wonderful flavor of a habanero but with very little heat, only about 800 Scoville Units. 95 days.
Pasillo Bajio (36) 78 days. Mild-sweet-hot, fruit is dark green, turning brown as it ripens. This pepper is used in Mexican "mole" sauces
TAM Jalapeno (72) 70 days A very tasty mild Jalapeno type, with the same delicious flavor, developed at Texas A&M University (TAM).
Tobago seasoning (36) Very nice flavor, used extensively in the local cuisine as a seasoning pepper. Fruits are slightly variable, a good variety for pots. 90 days from transplant.

Hot Peppers

Aji Crystal (36) (Capsicum baccatum) Originally from Curico, Chile. Very heavy set of 3½" long fruits on large 3' plants. Waxy fruits ripen light green to yellow to reddish-orange. Excellent spicy citrus flavor is best when immature, great for salsa. 90 days from transplant.
Bhut Jolokia (20) "The Ghost Pepper", Bred in India from C. chinense and C. frutescens, second hottest pepper in the world. 120 days to maturity. Available only in larger pots at higher price $3.00- 4.00 depending on size.
Bulgarian Carrot (36) TEighteen-inch plants produce abundant crops of 3" long fruits that ripen to yellow-orange, quite hot yet fruity. Crunchy flesh adds color and sizzle to chutneys and salsas. Excellent when roasted. 70-80 days from transplant.
Caribbean Red (72) An extremely spicy version of the habanero pepper, clocks in at up to 445,000 Scoville units. Plants start small, but grow into big bushes.70-110 days.
Early jalapeno (72) Large sausage-shaped, blunt fruits mature early; dark green changing to red. Earlier, but lowr yielding. 60 days from transplant
Fatali (45) from the Central African Republic. Habanero-type peppers with delicious citrus flavor and few seeds. Three inch long golden-orange fruits. 90 days from transplant. Sizzling hot!
Habanero (36) Compact 12 inch plants yield thin walled peppers that start out dark green and ripen to a pink-orange color.95-100 days from transplant.
Hinkelhatz (79) Cultivated by the Pennsylvania Dutch since the 1880s; name translates as chicken heart. Traditionally used for pickling and making pepper vinegar. Small fruits (¾" wide by 1-2" long) ripen from green to glossy red. 80-90 days from transplant.
Joe's round (36) Productive plants have clusters of ¾" round fruits that ripen from deep green to bright red. Great for pickling or for fresh salsa. Very Hot!
Lemon drop (36) Peruvian seasoning pepper. Bright yellow, conical, crinkly fruits are ½" wide by 2½" long, very few seeds, 15 or less per pepper. Intensely hot, citrus flavor. 90-100 days from transplant.
Maule's (104) This heirloom was first made popular in the 1800's by William Henry Maule Seeds of Philadelphia. The fiery red cayenne style peppers grow up to 10" and make truly impressive ristras. Good heat and flavor with heavy yields. 80 days.
Mustard Habanero (36) Productive plants produce fruits that ripen from light green with a tinge of purple to mustard orange to bright orange. 95-100 days from transplant. sizzling hot!
Early jalapeno (108) -2 1/2" x 1", sausage-shaped, blunt fruits mature early; dark green changing to red. Earlier, but lowr yielding. 60 days from transplant
Orange Thai (36) Loaded with Orange cayenne-type peppers. Great for container growing. Can dry and use for seasoning. 80-90 days from transplant.
Red Rocket (36) Tapered, thin-walled, 5-6" long fruits. Dries quickly to crimson red. Dried fruits have tender flesh which is nice and soft when cooked. Early, high yielding and widely adapted. 85 days.
Scotch bonnet (36) Attractive, golden-yellow, squat little peppers with a shocking heat and superb fruit-like flavor. They also have a wonderful, unique aroma. 90 days from transplant. Sizzling hot!
Tampico Serrano (36) Serrano peppers are very similar looking to jalapenos but are 4 to 5 times hotter. Immature serranos mature to a deep red, about three inches long and 1/2 inch around. 90-100 days.
Trinidad Scorpion (15) On February 13, 2012, New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute identified the Trinidad moruga scorpion as the hottest chili in the world, with a mean heat of more than 1.2 million Scoville heat units (SHUs) and individual plants with a heat of more than 2 million SHUs. It has a tender fruit-like flavor, which makes it a sweet-hot combination. Available only in larger pots at higher price $5.00
Wenk's Yellow (36) Three-inch long wax peppers with thick walls, ripens from yellow to bright orange then red. 80 days from transplant.

Large Tomatoes (8 ounce or larger)

Abraham Lincoln (108) Plant produces good yields of extra large 1 lb meaty tomatoes. Tomatoes turn dark red when mature. Delicious, rich, slightly acidic tomato flavors. 87 days.
Anana's Noire (72) 85 days. Also known as Black Pineapple, this is one of the most interesting tomatoes we offer. The skin has shades of green, purple, orange, and yellow. Bright green and red striped flesh. Perfect balance of sweet and tart. Large yields of 1 1/2 pound fruits.
Anna's Russian (72) 70 days. blemish free, large, and very tasty, pink oxheart tomatoes.These tomatoes are just gorgeous, and will make you feel like a pro. Fruits are up to a pound each and are crack resistant.
Aunt Ruby's German (72) Large beefsteak fruits weigh one pound or more. Sweet juicy flesh with a hint of spiciness. Ready to harvest when soft to the touch and yellow-green in color. Indeterminate, 80-95 days from transplant.
Black Krim (72) Beefsteak fruits are a unique combination of violetbrown and purple-red—they turn almost black with sufficient sunlight and heat. Excellent full flavor. Indeterminate, 70-90 days from transplant.
Boxcar Willie (36) Prolific yields of smooth, reddish-orange fruits averaging a large 10 to 16 oz.! With an old-fashioned flavor you'll remember from childhood, these high-yielding, multi-use tomatoes will last throughout the season and are ideal for canning, freezing, or for home-cooked meals. Crack-free and disease resistant.
Brandywine, Pink (108) Not the original, but the most commonly available of the brandywines. Large potato leaf vines produce large pink beefsteak fruits up to 2 pounds. Incredibly rich, delightfully intense tomato flavor. Indeterminate, 90-95 days from transplant.
Brandywine, Red (108) The original Brandywine introduced by Johnson and Stokes in 1889 from seeds they received from a customer in Ohio. Named after Brandywine Creek in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Large vines produce deep red 8-12 ounce fruits. Excellent flavor. Very productive. Indeterminate, 80 days from transplant.
Caspian Pink (72) 85 days. Russian variety. Flavor filled 12 oz. pink tomatoes on indeterminate vines. Savor the mild, delectable fruits either fresh or in cooking.
Carbon (72) 76 days. black tomato seeds produce big, regular-leaf tomato plants yielding prolific amounts of 10-14 oz., beautiful purple-brown fruits. Great flavor.
Cherokee Purple (36) 80 days. An old Cherokee Indian heirloom, pre-1890 variety; beautiful deep dusky purple-pink color, superb sweet flavor, and very large sized fruit. Try this one for real old-time tomato flavor.
Cuoro de Toro (72) 89 days. good yields of large 2 lb pinkish-red Oxheart type tomatoes. Very meaty. Excellent for making paste, sauce, puree, and canning.
Dester (108) New! A large pink beefsteak variety that reaches 1-1 1/2 pounds. Its rich sweet flavor makes it an excellent slicer. The seed came to us from an Amish lady just a few miles from the Baker Creek farm.
Hillbilly (108) 85 days. Plant produces good yields of large 2 lb orange-yellow beefsteak tomatoes with red and pink streaks. Very flavorful. Excellent for salads and sandwiches. A heirloom from West Virginia, USA
Mortgage lifter (108) Anoother famous Heirloom, said to have paid off the mortgage on the farm. Exceptionally meaty and typically crack-free. Great old-fashioned tomato flavor. Indeterminate, 80-90 days from transplant.
Paul Robeson (72) Russian heirloom with a dedicated following among tomato connoisseurs. Named in honor of Paul Robeson (1898-1976), famous opera singer and equal rights advocate. Dusky brick red fruits with dark green shoulders and red flesh; 6-12 ounces. Known for its distinctive flavor—smoky and earthy with a perfect acid/sweet balance. Indeterminate, 80-90 days from transplant.
Orange Strawberry (72) 75 days. Brilliant orange, oxheart fruits. The fruits sometimes reach a pound in weight. The flavor of the meaty fruits is robust, complex and surprisingly tart for an orange variety. Few seeds and solid flesh make this variety good for canning or sauce.
Old German (72) 85 days. Perfect for making white tomato sauces. Routinely weighing in at over a pound and a half, delicious and beautiful with succulent, meaty fruit and golden streaked, reddish skin. Indeterminate.

Medium Tomatoes (5-7 ounces)

Amish Yellow (72) Beautiful, 4-inch, yellow-orange heirloom tomato with apricot-colored flesh, unique sweet flavor with a good amount of acid for balanced flavors. Seeds from Oconto County Mennonite farmer.
Green Zebra (72) Green fruits with deep green zebra stripes. Sweet zingy flavor. Very productive plants. Indeterminate, 75-80 days from transplant.
Japanese Black Trifele (72) 90 days. This short potato leaf plant yields prolific quantities of 6 oz. fruit that looks like a beautiful mahogany-colored Bartlett pear with greenish shoulders. Very tasty flesh with a meaty core that produces luscious fruit all summer long. 67 days
Marmonde (72) French heirloom. Produces dependable heavy, clusters of 6-ounce deep red, slightly flattened, oblate fruits that are meaty, lightly lobed and contain an excellent, complex, slightly tart taste. 67 days
Moonglow (108) Uniform bright orange globes with solid flesh, few seeds, and mild sweetness. Excellent keeper. Indeterminate, 85 days from transplant.
Nyagous (72) A prolific, rare, Russian tomato variety. Beautiful, smooth, round, "black" tomatoes that are dark mohagany with dark grey-green shoulders. Nyagous is a wonderfully firm and blemish-free, 6 oz. tomato with lots of sweet, complex fruit flavors and a clean acidic finish. Up to 6 fruits to a cluster. 76 days.
Striped Stuffer (72) 85 days. Fruits are shaped like bell peppers and completely hollow - as easy to stuff as your favorite bell! 5 to 7 oz. red fruits have conspicuous golden- orange stripes, and classic tomato taste.
Ukrainian Purple (36) Plum shaped fruits are 3-4" long and weigh 6 ounces, generally crack-free. Great flavor, sweet and meaty. Plants are very productive. Indeterminate, 80 days from transplant.
WI 55 (108) Originally bred by J.C. Walker of the Univ. of Wisconsin in the 1940's. 4-8 oz, red, round fruit, highly productive, uniform size, strong skin and wonderful flavor makes this ideal for cooking, canning, salads and shipping.
WI Chief (72) Rare variety, originally bred by Warren Gableman of the Univ. of Wisconsin in 1956. 5-8 ounce, red, round fruit, highly productive, all around great tomato. 75 days.

Early Tomatoes (mature in less than 65 days, most are small)

Alaska Fancy (108) Excellent for those short-season summers. Pear-shaped, bright red plums produce abundant yields to satisfy your salad and canning needs for the season. Fruits are 2" x 1-1/2" and weigh about 2 oz. each.
Bush Beefsteak (108) 62 days. A wonderful, compact and prolific, short bushy plant that grows to 3 feet, yields huge amounts of very early producing 8 oz. beefsteak tomatoes in clusters. A very popular variety for shorter growing regions.
Moskvitch (108) 60 days. Fruits are early, deep red, and cold tolerant. Rich flavor. Smooth and globe-shaped, 4-6 oz.
Scotia (72) 60 days. Sought after for its ability to set fruit in cool weather and produce firm, deep red, globe shaped tomatoes with good flavor. The 4 ounce fruit bear on a determinate vine.
Siberian (72) Dwarf sprawling plants with very early fruit set. Eggshaped 2-3" fruits with good strong flavor. Determinate, 57-60 days from transplant.
Silvery fir Tree (36) Traditional Russian variety with distinctive carrotlike silvery-gray foliage on compact 24" plants. Heavy crops of round, slightly flattened 3-3½" red fruits.58 days
Subarctic Plenty (72) 42 days. Plant produces good yields of 4 oz red tomatoes. One of the World’s Earliest Tomatoes. Suitable for northern regions where season is short.

Paste Tomatoes (meaty flesh, with few seeds, usually more acidic)

Amish paste (108) Bright red 8-12 ounce fruits vary in shape from oxheart to rounded plum. 85 days from transplant
Federle (15) Productive plants loaded with 7" long red paste tomatoes. Rich full flavor and few seeds. Excellent for processing, especially good for salsa. Indeterminate, 85 days from transplant.
Heinz 1439 VFA (108) Plant produces good yields of 6 oz red tomatoes. TFor making ketchup, puree, and sauces. Crack resistant. Determinate. VFA resistance. 70 days from transplant.
Hog Heart (72)

 2 1/2 to 3-inch long red fruit, shape varies from a banana shape to a heart-shape. Excellent sweet flavors with moderately juicy flesh. A top paste tomato for sauces. 86 days

Jersey Giant (72) This New Jersey canning variety is on the verge of extinction! Large, 6-inch long, pepper-shaped fruit are packed with great tomato flavor. Delicious fresh from the garden. Their large size makes them a snap to can.
Martino's Roma (120) Italian heirloom with pretty rugose (puckered) foliage. Very heavy set of mild 2-3 ounce fruits perfectly suited for making sauce, salsa, and paste.75 days from transplant
Polish Linguisa (72) 73 days. Excellent yields of 10 oz red tomatoes. Huge sausage shaped tomatoes are excellent for making paste and sauce. Heirloom dating back to the 1800's.
Rio Grande (108) Large plant produces high yields of large size red tomatoes. Great for salads and sandwiches, or making sauces and puree. determinant. 75 days
San Marzano Bush (72) San Marzano that is early and produces all its fruit over a 1 to 2 week period on average. Especially favored by those looking to can all their tomatoes at once or for market growers looking for a short easy picking period. 75 days.
Saucey(108) 85 days. Plant produces heavy yields of red plum shaped tomatoes. This variety has the real tomato favor that makes excellent sauces and salsas. The tomatoes can be easily shaken from the plants when mature.
Sheboygan (108) Grown since the early 1900s by Lithuanian immigrants in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Pink pastetype 4-6 ounce fruits. great for canning. Indeterminate, 80 days from transplant.
Speckled Roman (72) Gorgeous long fruits with jagged orange and yellow stripes. Meaty flesh with few seeds. Great tomato taste, ideal for processing and fresh eating. Very productive. Indeterminate, 85 days.

Small Tomatoes (1-4 ounce tomatoes)

Black Plum (72) 80 days. A very prolific Russian strain, whose brownish-gray fruits are sweet and meaty, can be used for salads, pastes, or drying. Oval fruits average 2 to 4 oz., and turn a deep mahogany-brown color at maturity
Indigo Rose (72) 75 days. Indigo Rose develops a dark purple pigment in its skin where exposed to direct sunlight. 1-2 oz., cocktail-sized tomatoes have good flavor with 'plummy' overtones.
Wapsipinicon peach (36) 80 days tomato heavy producer of 1 1/2 to 2-inch, delicate, fuzzy-like-a-peach, pale-yellow juicy, tomatoes with wonderful, slightly-spicy, very fruity-sweet flavors. Harvest is good all the way to frost.

Cherry Tomatoes (1-3 ounce tomatoes in clusters)

Blush (36) Elongated yellow bicolor cherry tomato with stripes. sweet flavor reminiscent of pineapple and are ready to pick when the pink blush starts to appear over the yellow background. Widely adapted with a heavy fruit set over an extended period, the tall vines need staking.
Brown Berry (72) The first brownish-red cherry tomato available to gardeners. A great color addition to salads. Excellent sweet juicy flavor, very heavy producer. Indeterminate, 75 days from transplant.
Dancing with Smurfs (10) Stunning purple/blue tomatoes that turn purple/black/red when completely ripe. Small blue cherry tomato borne in clusters of 6-8. Very heavy producer.True tomato flavor.78-85 days.
Gardeners Delight (72) 80 days. Plant produces high yields of flavorful 2 oz round pink cherry tomatoes. The tomatoes are very sweet and grow in clusters of 6. 65 days to transplant.
Goldrush Currant (72) An different species than other tomatoes. This Solanum pimpinellifolium variety produces literally thousands of flavorful, pea-sized golden fruit for month after month, that do not drop. Loved by children and adults alike. 76 days.
Green grape (72) Unique olive yellow 1" cherry tomatoes on very productive plants. Addictive spicy sweet flavor. Determinate, 80-90 days.
Isis Candy (72) Rich, sweet, fruity flavor. Plants are loaded with 1½" fruits in clusters of 6-8. 70-80 days from transplant.
Mexico Midget (108) Hundreds of dark red cherry tomatoes on each plant. Huge tomato flavor for such small fruits. Great for salads or selling in pints. Plants produce throughout the entire growing season. Indeterminate, 60-70 days.
Red Pearl (36) Resists cracking and stores well on and off the vine. Tall, healthy plants. High resistance (HR) to fusarium wilt races 1 and 2, and Intermediate resistance (IR) to late blight. 58 days.
Yellow cherry (72) vigorous and tall tomato plants that yield copious amounts of 3/4-inch, round, yellow cherry tomatoes that are loaded with delicious, fruity, sweet/tart flavors.75 days.


Bavicci Basil (72) This amazing basil not only serves well in the kitchen, but would also make a great garden border or bouquet addition. It has a nice, fruity aroma. 68 days.
Borage (36) Beautiful blue star-shaped flowers hang in clusters. The leaves are covered with stiff white hairs that give the plant a wooly appearance. Bees love the abundant bright flowers, which are great for floating in cool drinks at summer parties. Plants grow 2-3' tall and self-sow readily. Annual.
Cilantro(36) No Mexican meal is complete without this multi-purpose herb. The fresh leaves are called cilantro, and the seeds are used as a spice called coriander. We like to make successive sowings to ensure a continuous supply. Slow bolting strain. 50-55 days to first leaf harvest, 90-120 days for seed. Annual, 1-2' tall.
Cardinal Basil(36) A basil masquerading as a celosia, with tightly packed blooms glowing in cardinal red. Strong, deep burgundy stems hold the flowers above the smooth, bright green leaves, ensuring a vibrant show throughout the summer even as you continue harvesting fresh leaves.
Lime Basil (36) Zesty lime flavor and aroma. Delicious in salads, salsa, and fish and chicken dishes. Compact, mounding plants average 20" in height. More heat tolerant than sweet basil.
Red Rubin Basil (72) Good for garnishes or as an ornamental garden plant. Small percentage of plants are green. 3" long leaves. Ht. 16-20".
Suberbo Basil (72) When you picture Genovese-type basil, this is it. Superbo is very uniform, has excellent color, and the leaves are thick and downturned. 68 days.
Thai Basil (72) Green, 2 inch long leaves have a spicy anise-clove flavor. Ht. 12-18 inches.


Bunny tails (72) Great ornamental grass for children and adults alike. It is hard to resist touching the fluffy flower head, as soft as a bunny’s tail! Easy to grow, very drought tolerant once established. Dwarf habit. Annual, 6-12" tall.
Bells of Ireland (33) Great conversation piece in any garden. Interesting spikes of green bell-shaped calyces surrounding the insignificant white flowers, quite fragrant. Very nice for cutting; color and shape are preserved nicely when dried. Native to the Mediterranean region. Very easy to grow. Half-hardy annual, 18-36" tall.
Envy Zinnia (154) Exciting chartreuse-green blooms. They are very unique and the beautiful flowers are 3 inches across.
Kelway's Golden Marguererite (72) (Anthemis tinctoria) (aka Dyer's Chamomile) Easy-to-grow bushy plants covered with bright golden-yellow 2" daisies above fern-like foliage. Long-lasting cut flower. Plants grow 18-24" and can be divided in the spring. Perennial in zones 3-7.
Jewels of Opar (8) Eyecatching mats of succulent chartreuse foliage. Attractive sprays of pink flowers followed by ruby-orange seedpods. Great filler for any border or container. Tolerates dry conditions. Self-sows readily. Tender perennial grown as an annual in the North, 24" tall.
Lambs Ears (72) Beautiful silvery-grey felt-like foliage with spikes of tiny purplish flowers. A favorite in Heritage Farm's perennial border. Absorbent leaves were used by settlers to bandage wounds. Cut off stalks when blossoms fade for a second bloom in late summer. Grows 18-24" tall. Perennial in zones 4-9.
Love Lies Bleeding (144) Long red ropelike seed-bearing trusses give plants an ornamental and graceful appearance. Great for long-lasting displays. Tender annual, 3-4' tall.
Star of Veld (144) (Ursinia anethoides) Beautiful annual from South Africa. Massive explosion of long-lasting 2½" golden flowers atop silvery foliage. Well suited for the garden and excellent for containers. Drought tolerant. Annual, 16" tall.
Ruby Silk Grass(36) Rich burgundy seed heads drape over compact clumps of upright grass. Long bloom time. Keeps its color when dried and looks great in both fresh and dried arrangements. Ht. 18-24".
Sweet Mace (36) Spanish Tarragon, Mexican Mint Marigold. Beautiful glossy leaves with small anise-scented orange flowers. Substitute for tarragon. Plants grow 12-24" tall.
Torch Sunflower (72) Interesting spikes of green bell-shaped calyces surrounding the insignificant white flowers, quite fragrant. Very nice for cutting; color and shape are preserved nicely when dried. Half-hardy annual, 18-36" tall.


A&C Pickling Cucumber (36) high yields of 8" to 10" long dark green cucumbers. They hold their dark color for a long time. A heirloom variety introduced in 1928 by Abbott & Cobb of Philadelphia. Excellent pickling variety. 55 days.
Armenian Cucumber (36) Heavily ribbed, light green cukes with mild, sweet taste. The fruit grows very long and is best eaten when 24" long and less than 2½" across.70 days.
Early Fortune Cucumber (36) a very productive and disease resistant cucumber. This cucumber was introduced in 1910 by the Jerome B. Rice Seed Company from a single plant found in a crop of Davis Perfect. This is a very productive and reliable garden cucumber with rich, dark green spiny skin and firm, pure white flesh. The flesh has very few seeds and a clean taste. 60 days.
Japanese Climbing(36) Japanese in origin; listed by Thorburn in 1892. A distinct climbing sort with strong grasping tendrils, ideal for growing on a trellis or fence but can also be grown on the ground. Tender, crisp, and slightly tart fruit up to 9" long. Excellent for both slicing and pickling. 58-65 days.
Snow's Fancy Cucumber (21) First sold in 1905, and once a very popular small pickle, can still be used to make fancy pickles today. Moderately dark green, short and slender (5" long by 1½" wide), thin fleshed. 50-60 days.


Black Beauty (108)

74 days Large bell-shaped fruits range from 1-3 lbs and have a slight signature ribbing. Medium to thick skin is deep purple, and glossy when mature.

Casper (20) Originally from France. Compact plants produce stunning ivory fruits that are three times as long as broad. Mild snow-white flesh. Our favorite white variety for fresh eating; peeling is not necessary if eaten when small. 70 days from transplant.
Pandora Striped Rose (36) teardrop-shaped fruit are a lovely lilac-rose color with thin white stripes. Strong, thornless plants give heavy yields; tender and delicious. 80 days.
Ping Tung (36) Beautiful heirloom from Pingtung, Taiwan. Slender fruits up to 12" long with shiny dark lavender skin. Hardy, vigorous, disease resistant plants. 65-75 days from transplant.
Rosa Bianca (16) Stunning Italian heirloom. Round 4-6" fruits are lavender-pink with creamy white shading. Mild in flavor and rarely bitter. Well suited for all of your cooking needs, great for eggplant parmesan. 70-85 days from transplant.


Golden Midge Watermelon(16) 70 days. A beautiful miniature watermelon that weighs around 3 lbs. It's easy to tell when they are ripe, as the rind turns a lovely golden yellow when ready for harvest, a very beautiful contrast with the salmon-pink colored flesh. The taste is sweet and refreshing.
Moon & Stars Watermelon(36) An original from Seed Savers. The 15 inch dark green oval fruits are covered with pea-sized bright yellow "stars" and usually one larger "moon." Foliage is also spotted. The fruits have sweet pink flesh and brown seeds. 88–90 days.
Pride of Wisconsin(36) A fabulous Midwest heirloom introduced in 1937 by the Robert Buist Company. Heavy yields of football-shaped 4-8 pound muskmelons. Hardshelled with firm sweet flesh. Great old-fashioned flavor associated with roadside stand melons. If you can only grow one melon and do not want to be disappointed, this is the variety to grow. 90-100 days.

Squash and Gourds

Birdhouse Gourd (36) Birdhouse gourds are easiest to grow and require the least amount of growing season (95 days). They need light and well drained soil. Light-green fruits with rounded necks and bowls grow 14" tall and 12" in diameter. Dried gourds make excellent birdhouses.
Canada Crookneck(17) 110 days. Old New England variety, preserved at Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts, where our foundation seed came from. Reportedly originated among the Iroquois Indians. I The bottle-shaped fruits reach 2-4 lbs, having a curved neck and fine-grained, sweet flesh. Resistant to pests and diseases; a superlative keeper. Formerly quite common, it has become very difficult to find.
Galeux d' Eysines(36) 95-100 days (C. maxima) Possibly our most beautiful heirloom squash. This flattened, round 10-15 lb fruit has a gorgeous salmon-peach colored skin that is covered with large warts! The sweet orange flesh is used in France for soups and also can be baked.
Round Zucchini(36) 45 days. Discover this tasty little round zucchini, known by the French for generations as "Ronde de Nice." Especially suited for stuffing, or as individual serving soup bowls, but delicious in any way summer squash is used.

Other Vegetables and Fruits

Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry(36) Native to eastern and central North America. Easy to grow, prolific, and super sweet. Can be used for preserves, pies, over ice cream, or in fresh fruit salads. The ½-¾" fruits are encased in a papery husk that turns brown when the fruits ripen. Stores 3-4 weeks in the husk. Productive plants have a sprawling habit. 70 days from transplant.
Broccoli, Romanesco (72) With beautiful, apple-green whorled heads, this variety has been a culinary delight since the 16th century. Romanesco is the preeminent Italian heirloom variety and was first documented in Italy in the 16th century. Its crisp, beautiful apple-green whorled heads impart an altogether pleasing, nutty taste. Most often enjoyed raw, the broccoli, if lightly cooked, will retain its flavor and unique texture.
Cabbage, Late Dutch (36) Introduced to the U.S. by German immigrants around 1840; listed in the 1924 catalog of D. M. Ferry & Co. Solid blue-green flat heads with white interior weigh 10-15 pounds. Excellent for late fall or winter use. 100 days from transplant.
Cauliflower, Snowball (72) Introduced to American gardeners in 1888 by Peter Henderson & Company. Smooth 6-7" heads of tightly formed white curds are solid, crisp, and tender, excellent quality. Can be over-wintered for early crops in warmer regions. 60-85 days from transplant.
Huckleberry (72) Not a blueberry, this is a plant in the tomato family (Solanum melanocerasum) Upright 3 foot branched plants produce hundreds of 3/4 inch purple-black berries in clusters. Best when picked after berries turn from glossy to dull black. Tasteless when raw and unsweetened, but can be made into delicious mock blueberry pies and preserves. Use about 1 pound of berries to 1/2 cup of sugar for best flavor. Good for freezing and canning. 75-80 days from transplant.
Mixed Lettuce (108) A colorful mix of leafy heirloom varieties.
Kohlrabi, Purple Vienna (36) Purple-skinned above ground bulbs with crisp white flesh. Sweet turnip-like flavor. Excellent raw or steamed. Best harvested at 2 ½" diameter. Slightly larger and later than White Vienna. 55-70 days.
Kohlrabi, White Vienna (36) Pre-1860 variety. Pale green above ground globes with crisp white flesh. Sweet and mild with a flavor reminiscent of turnips. Best harvested at 2 ½" diameter. Excellent raw or steamed. 50-65 days.
Tomatillo, Dr. Wyche's Yellow (72) Unique yellow tomatillo with contrasting purple blush (1½" diameter), delicious sweet flavor. Very prolific and easy to grow. 90-100 days from transplant .
Tomatillo, Purple (72) 70 days. This unusual deep purple tomatillo makes an ideal salsa with its sweet tart flavor. The plant has striking purple veins in the leaves.