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2018 NAS Heirloom Plant Sale

Saturday, May 12th LS Greenhouse 9-3 pm

We hand out numbers starting around 7:30 (maybe earlier). Most plants $ 1.75. Cash and checks only.

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We have been growing and selling Heirloom plants to raise funds to support student research in the sciences since 1997. Learn more about the plant sale.

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 and are estimates based on the number planted. We will have more accurate counts after we transplant in late April. Please You will need to Google the variety names to see what the plants will look like, as we do not have copyright access to photos of all of the varieties that we offer.

This year we have:

Printable Lists

Bell Peppers

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
Golden Cal Wonder (36) 78 days. Colorful golden bells that are very sweet and tasty. The productive plants produce early and are good for northern climates.
Gourmet (56) 85 days. Gourmet is one of the best orange peppers we've seen. This Swiss variety matures early enough to get good color before frost. It has heavy, thick walls, the traditional blocky shape, and the sweetest flavor you'll find in an orange pepper. Typically produces 6-12, 4-lobed fruit per plant. Bell-shaped fruit are 3 inches wide and 5 inches long.
King of the North (108) The best red bell pepper we know for northern gardeners where the seasons are cool and short. 70 days
Marta Polka Bell (13) Large, elongated bells ripen to golden yellow. Plants are very compact, but very productive nonetheless. Tolerates adverse growing conditions. Great choice for low-tunnel growing, early- and late-season, or container planting. Very popular Polish variety that should be a hit over here as well! 75 days
Mini Chocolate Bell (36) Small, perfectly-formed bells are the color of milk chocolate. Stocky plants are amazingly productive!. 90 days
Pompeii (14) A naturally dwarf variety producing sweet tasting, blocky fruits abundantly throughout the season. Compact habit makes it perfect for hanging baskets, pots and containers. Fruits mature from green to pale green, orange and finally to a bright red, if left on the vine. (75)
Purple Beauty (36) 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.
WI Lakes (72) Developed in the 1960s at the UW Madison by Professor O. B. Combs. Great choice for an early maturing bell pepper. Reliable yields of thick-walled, 4-6 oz. fruits that ripen from green to red. 75-85 days from transplant.

Sweet Peppers

Cyklon (12) A red-hot Polish pepper used in the spice industry. Organic Fruits grow to 5 inches Thin flesh helps it dry quickly Hot pepper This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States. 80 days.
Doux D'Espagne (36) Spanish Mammoth: This variety was introduced before 1860. In the 1880's, this pepper was shipped to the large markets in Paris from warmer areas like Algeria and Valencia. In the 19th century the 6-7-inch long fruit were among the largest offered, and popular with cooks. It produces long, cone-shaped peppers that are perfect for frying and salads. They are sweet and flavorful, but hardly ever offered in America. A good-producing pepper that is reported to be disease resistant.
Golden Marconi (36) 80 days. A late Italian pepper with beautiful, big, yellow, 7-inch tapering fruit that are very sweet and great for frying or fresh. This wonderful heirloom is delicious and mild.
Healthy (36) Italian heirloom variety, excellent for frying, roasting, and fresh eating. Nine-inch long fruits ripen from green to shiny yellow. Sweet medium thick flesh and tender skin. 80 days from transplant.
Habanada (36) The world’s first truly heatless habenero! his exceptional snacking pepper has all of the fruity and floral notes of the habenero without any spice. 70 days
Jimmy Nardello (36) low-growing 20-24" plants produce loads and loads of long, thin peppers, up to 10" long. The peppers are altogether delicious, whether cooked in a little olive oil, grilled, chopped, sauteed with other vegetables, or used raw in salsas and salads. 80-90 days
Paradicsum Alaku (36) ne of the truly great Hungarian peppers. Yellow, flat, ribbed, pumpkin-shaped fruit have the tremendous flavor that peppers from Hungary are famous for. The flesh is very thick, crisp and juicy. 80 days.
Red Belgium (16) A tasty sweet pepper producing blocky, but tapered pods that ripen to orange and red. They are great for all typical bell pepper uses and are excellent eaten fresh. Great sweet flavor. 50-70 days

Medium Hot Peppers

Aji Dulce (36) Has the same shape, size, color and aroma as Habanero, but is sweet, spicy, and delicious, with only a trace of heat. 111 days.
Alma Paprika (36) Highly productive plants are loaded with thick walled cherry-type peppers. One of the best varieties for drying and grinding for paprika, or for fresh eating. Ripens from cream-white to orange to red. 70-80 days from transplant.
Ancho Gigantea (72) 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.
Big Jim (36) The largest of New Mexican varieties, this pepper has pods up to 12 inches long that weigh as much as 4 ounces. Their size makes them a favorite for chiles rellenos. Medium hot pungency. As an advantage, plants are able to set fruit under hot, dry conditions. 80 days.
Early Jalapeno (36) Dark green, pungent 3" hot peppers are excellent fresh or pickled. Zesty flavor is great in Mexican dishes. 75 days.
Feher Ozon Paprika (36) Originated in Hungary. All-around excellent paprika pepper for quality and performance. Extremely productive plants produce 3" by 4-5" long fruits that have exceptionally sweet flesh, up to 12 fruits per plant. 80-85 days.
Fish (36) 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
Pasillo Bajio (26) 78 days. Mild-sweet-hot, fruit is dark green, turning brown as it ripens. This pepper is used in Mexican "mole" sauces
Santa Fe Grande (9) Spicy, 4-inch peppers are a glowing gold in color and quite warm. Ornamental plants give heavy yields over the entire summer, making this variety choice for home or market gardens.t works well either cooked or fresh for salads, salsas, and other dishes based on chile peppers. Plants grow about 2 feet tall and are resistant to tobacco mosaic virus. Introduced in 1965. 75 days.
TAM Jalapeno (16) 70 days A very tasty mild Jalapeno type, with the same delicious flavor, developed at Texas A&M University (TAM). 75 days.

Hot Peppers

Biquinho (70) From Brazil, name means “little beak,” and it will add a kiss of flavor to any dish you cook with it. The bright red 1 inch pods taper to a point like an inverted teardrop. The pepper has the distinctive smoky flavor like other members of this species, but also a rich fruitiness that is enhanced by sugar or sweet-and-sour marinades. It also makes the perfect garnish for barbecues and pickles.
Black Hungarian (36) Unique, black-colored fruit that are the shape of a Jalapeno. They are mildly hot and have a delicious flavor. The tall plants have beautiful purple flowers that make this variety very ornamental. Rare and colorful! 75 days.
Fatali (36) 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, Chocolate (36) So beautiful. The chocolate-brown, lantern shaped fruit are about 2 inches long, and so ornamental! But don't let the color fool you; these are not candy, but rather flaming-hot fruit that carry a massive 300,000 Scoville units of heat! 95-100 days
Habanero, Peach (36) Typical bullet-shaped slightly wrinkled habanero type fruits, but with a difference: this variety ripens to a clear bright salmon color. Amazingly beautiful and richly flavored. 95-100 days from transplant.
Habanero, White (36) Small bushy plants yield loads of these 1”-2” creamy-white, bullet-shaped fruit. This Caribbean variety is a favorite for its smoky, fruity taste and extreme heat. Ornamental and uniqu
Hot Paper Lantern (36) Not for the faint hearted! This fiery pepper is more productive than other Habanero peppers with fruits ripening up to 2 weeks earlier. Each fiery, 5-7cm long chilli transforms from mid green, through orange to a bright rosy red at maturity, with an atomic Scoville rating of 250,000. Perfect for hot sauces, salsas and soups with a kick! 80 days.
Jamaican Hot Yellow (17) similar to Scotch Bonnet peppers and the pods are 5 cm long and 3.5 cm wide and look like mushrooms. They color during ripening from green to golden yellow and are very hot. The peppers have a fruity flavor and are widely used in the Caribbean for making hot sauces. 100 days
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.
Numex Sunrise (36) he first chile pepper that turns bright yellow at maturity. Beautiful smooth fruits are 4 to 6 inches long and excellent for drying and making into wreaths or ristras. Also good to eat, with a typical chile pepper flavor. 75-80 days.
Purple Jalapeno (36) 75 Days. A large Jalapeno pepper that turns deep purple before maturing to red. Full Jalapeno flavor and heat; great for salsa and other Mexican foods. Plants both productive and ornamental.
Tampequeno Serrano (36) 78 days from transplanting. There is a reason you see so many recipes for Mexican or hot food using Serrano Tampiqueño peppers; they have a distinctive hot flavor excellent for many dishes. Plants are big — 2' to 3' wide and tall and will be dripping with hot peppers.6,000-23,000 Scoville Heat Units (medium-hot to hot).
Thai Burapa (14) Fiery little red, pointed peppers are popular in Thailand for flavoring many dishes. Loads of fruit are produced late on tall, bushy plants. The flesh is thin, making these great for drying for use in winter; an attractive variety that is perfect for Asian cooking. 90-100 days.
Thai Red (72) he hot heirloom chili from Thailand, these peppers are used in almost every dish in old Siam. Small, pointed fruits are easy to dry and bright red in color. The Thai people love the pungent heat. Ornamental plants are loaded with fruit. Thai seed. 90 days
Yatsufusa (32) ight clusters of pointed, two-to three-inch fruits point upwards, resembling sinister flowers! The pods are fairly mild when green, building heat as they ripen. Ripe red peppers exceed Cayenne in heat, are comparable to most Thai types. Flavor is similar as well. Traditional type also known as 'chilis japones.' 90 days
Yellow Hinkelhotz (20) hot spicy Pennsylvania Dutch heirloom pepper, ideal pepper for pickling or as an addition to hot sauces. The 2 to 2 ½ feet tall bushes produce a super-abundance of 1 ¼ inch pods shaped like chicken hearts (Hinkelhatz in Pennsylvania Dutch) and about the same size. This is the yellow version of the more common red Hinkelhatz. 85 days.

Extra Hot Peppers

Dorsett Naga (11) One of the five hottest peppers in the world and one of the first super-hot peppers ever introduced to home gardeners! Capable of reaching 1,000,000 Scoville units, the intense heat is combined with a distinctive fruity aroma. Wrinkled fruits ripen from glossy green to red, grow 2 to 3" long and can be eaten at any stage. Plants have a nice habit and grow up to 24" making them perfect for container gardening. 95-100 days.
Ghost--Bhut Jolokia (20) e of the world's hottest peppers, with readings in excess of 1,000,000 Scoville units! Bhut Jolokia starts out slow but eventually makes tall plants, exceeding 4 ft in favored locations. The thin-walled, wrinkled, pointed fruits reach 2-3" in length, ripening mostly to red. 100-120 days.
Trinidad Scorpian (9) 90 days. Second hottest chili on the planet! Wrinkled, lantern-shaped fruits ripen to a searing red-orange. Named as the world’s hottest pepper by the New Mexico Chile Institute, dethroning the previous record holder, Bhut Jolokia, although some authorities dispute this. Trinidad Scorpion averaged at 1.2 million Scovilles.

Large Tomatoes (8 ounce or larger)

Anna's Russian (36) 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 Gertie's Gold (27) This is not only one of the best-tasting yellow tomatoes, but it is one of the best-tasting tomatoes of any color. Fruit is typically about 1 lb. with beautiful golden color. While their shape can be a little irregular, their delicious taste is absolutely wonderful, fruity and sweet yet complex. Large plants have potato-leaved foliage. This is the tomato you'll look for every time you go out into the garden to pick something delectable for dinner. Heirloom variety from Virginia. Indeterminate. 75-80 days.
Aunt Ruby's Green (36) Family heirloom from Ruby Arnold of Greeneville, Tennessee. Introduced to SSE in 1993 by Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin. 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.
Black Krim (36) 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.
Brandywine, Pink (36) 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 (36) 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.
Burbank Slicing (36) 75 days. Developed by Luther Burbank around 1915. Determinate and fairly early, Burbank Slicing is a heavy yielder of majestic 3-4 inch fruit. The fruit has a very deep red color and a traditional bold tomato flavor. This was the only variety that Mr. Burbank raised for canning. Disease resistant.
Carbon (36) 90 days. Winner of the 2005 "Heirloom Garden Show" best tasting tomato award. These have won taste awards coast to coast in the last few years, so we were proud to locate a small supply of seed. The fruit are smooth, large, and beautiful, being one of the darkest and prettiest of the purple types we have seen. They seem to have an extra dose of the complex flavor that makes dark tomatoes famous.
Carolina Gold OP (36) This is an open pollinated variety developed from the hybrid of the same name. Extra-large, smooth fruit brings sunny glow to salads and dishes. Firm, meaty flesh; sweet mild flavor! Determinate plant.
Cherokee Purple (36) Russian heirloom imported by SSE and offered to members in 1996. Described by one SSE member as “the ugliest, most delicious tomato I’ve ever grown.” Good yields of brownish-red slightly flattened globes weighing up to 14 ounces. Rich full flavor, great for slicing and canning. Indeterminate, 75-85 days from transplant.
German Johnson (36) With pinkish-red skin and nearly seedless meaty, mild flesh, the large, lobed fruits weigh 3/4-1 1/2 lb. A favorite variety for slicing or canning. The disease-resistant, indeterminate vines thrive in hot, humid areas. 75-80 days.
Giant Belgium (36) 85 days. Lycopersicon esculentum. Plant produces good yields of huge 2 lb to 5 lb dark pink beefsteak tomatoes. Tomatoes are very sweet, are meaty, and turn dark pink when mature. A low acidity tomato that is excellent for salads, sandwiches, and canning. So huge you only need one slice per sandwich. A heirloom variety from Ohio, USA.
Giant Oxheart (36) 90 Days. This well-named giant produces large, pink, 12 oz. to 2 lb., firm, meaty, heart shaped fruits with thick walls, few seeds and a mild flavor. The vigorous vines produce high yields of fruits that mature late but are well worth the wait!
Kellogs Breakfast (36) A very productive orange beefsteak heirloom tomato. Organic Orange fruits grow to 1-2 pounds Rich flavor with good acid to sugar balance Fruit ripens throughout the season. 85 days.
Kolb (36) (AKA Korol Gigantov) Big yield, big taste, and large fruits. Round red fruits up to 2 lbs, sweet, keep well, good for salads and canning. Up to 17 lbs per plant. Russian commercial variety introduced by Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus
Martian Giant (36) 95 days. This delectable beefsteak isn't from Mars, but it is out of this world! Hefty, firm, red fruit reach nearly 3 inches across and 2 1/2 inches tall. Their meaty interiors have a tantalizing sweet/acid flavor for the ultimate BLT or burger. Semi-determinate plants stay fairly compact with good leaf cover to protect the fruit from sunscald. Martian's a heavy producer even in cooler/wetter seasons.
Mortgage lifter (72) 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.
Nature's Riddle (36) A big, bi-color tomato from Russia. It is such an attractive one, too, having fairly smooth fruits, golden-yellow with fanciful streaks of blushing salmon-pink! Great taste, being very sweet and meaty.
New Big Dwarf (36) 90 Days
Large, deep pink, delicious fruits weigh up to 1 pound each with most weighing 8 to 12 ounces. This heirloom dates back to the early 1900's and is a cross of Ponderosa and Dwarf Champion. Compact, 2 to 4 foot tall, plants with rugose leaves, are perfect for containers and patios. High yielding.
Old German (36) 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.
Paul Robeson (36) 90 days. This famous tomato has almost a cult following among seed collectors and tomato connoisseurs. They simply cannot get enough of this variety's amazing flavor that is so distinctive, sweet and smokey. 7-10 oz. fruit are a black-brick color. Named in honor of the famous opera singer and peace activist.
Wisconsin 55 (72) Superb tomato developed at the University of Wisconsin. Large deep red fruits resist shoulder cracks and blossom end rot, ripen evenly and have strong skin and solid flesh. Vigorous plants are tolerant to defoliation diseases, Early Blight and Leaf Spot. For top performance fertilize regularly. Semi-determinate plants. 80 days.

Medium Tomatoes (5-7 ounces)

Dark Galaxy (33) Dark Galaxy bears 2-8 ounce fruits that are flattened, with red and orange stripes covered in random speckles, and layered by deep blue. The vines themselves display a purple blush and grow 5-6 feet tall while producing good amounts of the stunning tomatoes that begin to ripen in about 75 days. The taste is a perfect balance of tangy-sweetness--so juicy and refreshing!
Evergreen (36) One of the best tasting green tomatoes. Stays green even after maturing. Excellent for salads, sandwiches, slicing, and frying. It makes perfect fried green tomatoes! 72 days.
John Baer (Bonne Best) (30) This historic tomato variety dates back to 1914. Organic Red, round fruits with good flavor Very productive Fruit ripens throughout the season.
Longkeeper (36) Long-Keeper is a must for winter storage. Staying fresh for 6-12 weeks or more, it provides fruits for fresh use during the fall and into the winter. The skin of these fruits is a golden orange-red when ripe. Use blemished or cracked fruits right away. Store fruits at 65-68 F, making sure that none touch each other. 80 days.
Moonglow (36) Uniform bright orange globes with solid flesh, few seeds, and mild sweetness. Excellent keeper. Indeterminate, 85 days from transplant.
Nyagous (36) 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.
Rose de Bernee (16) 70-80 days. Beautiful, nicely-shaped 4-to 8-oz fruit are a rose-pink color and have an excellent sweet flavor that has made it a hit with many growers. The vines set good yields of this lovely variety from Historic Switzerland.
Striped Stuffer (36) 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.

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

42 Days (36) ne of the world's earliest tomatoes with an excellent flavor. Small, 1 oz. fruits are bright red with very few seeds. Excellent for containers. Determinate. 42 days.
Alaska Fancy (36) Excellent for those short-season summers, these are the earliest plum tomatoes available in today's market! Pear-shaped, bright red plums produce abundant yields to satisfy your salad and canning needs for the season. Its earliness does not detract one bit from its juicy flavor! Fruits are 2" x 1-1/2" and weigh about 2 oz. each. Indeterminate 55 days.
Bush Beefsteak (72) 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. 55-70 days.
Clear Pink Early (36)
his compact plant becomes loaded with long trusses of perfectly round, smooth beautiful clear pink tomatoes. The flavor is very good, sweet yet tangy, making this a wonderful addition to an early harvest. Heirloom variety of Russian origin. Determinate. 58 days.
Glacier (36) 55 days. Semi-determinate. Loads of round, 2-3-inch, red to slightly orange fruit are produced on compact, potato-leafed plants to 3 feet tall. Use in salads or in colorful tomato salads! Excellent flavor for an early-season type. Reliable in cooler-season climates, setting fruit all summer long.
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
Taxi (36) Meaty, 4-6 oz., baseball-sized, lemon-yellow tomatoes. Smooth, blemish-free globes with a small stem scar. Attractive, sweet-flavored, and easy to grow. Concentrated early set. Compact, dark green vine. Widely adapted. Determinate. 64 days.

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

Amish paste (36) Bright red 8-12 ounce fruits vary in shape from oxheart to rounded plum. 85 days from transplant
Grandma Mary's Paste (36) This familiar heirloom variety has large, pointed red paste tomatoes that are meaty and flavorful, just right for cooking into sauce or chopping up for fresh use. Expect abundant harvests, as these plants are prolific. Indeterminate. 70 days.
Heinz 1439 VFA (36) 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 (36)

 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 (36) An excellent and famed paste tomato. Sprawling, indeterminate, regular leaf plants produce copious amounts of 4"- 6", bright red, pointed tomatoes that are meaty with few seeds and lots of great sweet flavor. Looks similar to the Jersey Devil. A very good sauce tomato. 85 days
Martino's Roma (72) 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 (36) These fruits may look like meat-encased sausages, but don't be fooled--these are all tomato. Super sweet and super productive, the New York heirloom Polish Linguisa are great for straight-eating or for processing into pastes and sauces. 75 days.
Rio Grande (36) Large plant produces high yields of large size red tomatoes. Great for salads and sandwiches, or making sauces and puree. determinate. 75 days
Saucy(72) 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 (36) 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 (25) Gorgeous 5" 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 from transplant.

Small Container Tomatoes (1-4 ounce tomatoes)

Minibel (36) 65 days. Determinate. Bite-sized fruits are sweet and flavorsome. Tiny ornamental plants reach only to about a foot in height and require no support. Covered in tasty little tomatoes. Excellent choice for containers, pots or hanging baskets; pretty enough for the patio or deck. So cute!
Red Robin (72) 55 days. Space is not an issue for this little dynamo of a plant. At home in even the tightest containers (as small as 8 inches), the most minimally sized garden can produce a delicious crop of fresh cherry tomatoes. The juicy, tasty, 1-1 1/2 inch round, red fruit are set in clusters by the fistful. Super compact, potato-leaf, determinate plants top out at only 8-12 inches tall and begin producing their first harvests before nearly every other tomato variety.
Also available as a plant.

Cherry Tomatoes (1-3 ounce tomatoes in clusters)

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Amish Salad (36) Small, pink, 2 oz. oval cherries seem to last forever on the vine without rotting or losing flavor. Flesh is very firm, mild and sweet, perfect for sauces, salads and for drying. Up to 6 blemish-free fruits per cluster, with many clusters on large plants that have heavy, regular-leaf foliage cover not typical of cherry varieties. Well-suited to both fresh market and home garden.
Black Plum (36) 70 days. Indeterminate plants covered in dainty little plum-shaped fruits, 2” long by 1” wide. Mahogany-skinned berries show some green-shoulders, and have the complex flavor gardeners expect in a black/purple type. Makes a wonderful salsa or spaghetti sauce, yet juicy enough for fresh use.
Black Vernissage (36) 75 Days. This 2 to 3 ounce saladette variety is very good for fresh eating, salads, drying or making sauces. Healthy, highly adaptable and very productive over a long season. Deep mahogany, striped with green.
Blush (36) 60-70 days. Stunning “Blushed” in red and gold combine with a translucent quality to give these elongated cherries serious visual appeal! The fruits, similar in size and shape to large olives, score high in taste tests.
Brown Berry (30) 70 Days. An unusual variety with cherry-type fruits dressed in appealing, earthy- brown skins. More than a novelty - the fruits have very good flavor and are sweet and juicy.
Chocolate Cherry (36)

Chocolate Cherry is so much more than a pretty face! These 1-inch beauties boast the most flavorful tomato tang in the family. They have a fresh-grown flavor and texture no store-bought variety can equal, from their rich fragrance to that great bite as they are popped whole into your mouth or scattered on salads. Truly a gourmet variety, they keep coming all summer! 70 days.

Crazy Cherry (36) Pale yellow cherries are delicious, and grow on some of the largest clusters known! Sweet fruits are oval, each with a tiny “beak” at the blossom end. Flavor is good, the fruits keep well, and the sight of the 40- to 60-fruit trusses on the large plants is positively mind-boggling. A stunning new Wild Boar Farms release.
Cuban Yellow (36) 90 day. Plant produces high yields of yellow grape tomatoes. They are very sweet and flavorful. Perfect for salads, snacks, and garnishes. Grow in long clusters. Crack resistant. Excellent choice for home gardens.
Goldrush Currant (36) 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.
Galapagos Wild (12) Unique and rare, wild, small cherry tomato from the rocky, lava flow areas of Ecuador’s famed Galapagos Islands. These cherry shaped, yellowish-orange fruited tomatoes are flavorful and have lemon scented foliage. They enjoy heat and tolerate drought. Similar to cultivated tomatoes in flavor but with more disease and insect tolerance, as well as salt water tolerance.
Green Vernissage (16) This little striped jewel is loaded with sublime sweetness & taste. A perfect addition to salads, salsas and even desserts! The small fruit have lovely light green flesh. Plants are quite productive over a long season. 75 days.
Isis Candy (36) 65 days. Delightful, round, one-inch fruits may vary in shades and blush patterns of reds to yellows, usually with golden flesh. Typically carry an intriguing star in yellow on the blossom end. The flavor is outstandingly sweet and fruity. Kids adore them.
Lucky Tiger (36) elongated, green-when-ripe tomato that will mature to dark green with red striping. This tomato gets high marks for flavor: tangy, sweet and complex with tropical notes and balanced acidity. Lucky Tiger has great market gardening potential. It stands out in the market display and is well suited for both greenhouse and field growing. 70 days.
Mexico Midget (72) 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.
Nico's Black (36) New variety selected by a friend of ours.
Pink Vernissage (36) 75 Days. This 2 to 3 ounce, saladette variety is very good for fresh eating, salads, drying or making sauces. Healthy, highly adaptable and very productive over a long season. Pink fruits are striped with faint green-to-orange. Great tomato flavor in a small package.
Red Fig (36) This heirloom tomato has a history dating back to 1805. Fig-shaped fruits grow to 1.5 inches Very productive Fruit ripens throughout the season. 85 days.
Sunrise Bumble Bee (36) Sunrise Bumble Bee is a gorgeous combinations of yellows and reds, inside and out. Excellent sweet and tangy flavor. Great in mixes with the other Artisan varieties. 20-25 gm. fruits. Indeterminate.
Tommy Toe (36) 75 days. (Also known as Steakhouse) Vigorous plants produce hundreds of small, 1-inch cherries, unfazed by heat and humidity. The flavor is very good, not exactly sweet but with an old-fashioned, full, complex flavor. Originated in the Ozarks around 1900, but also exceedingly popular in Australia—two ostensibly English-speaking regions where puns, apparently, are popular as well.

Herbs

Basil, Amethyst (72) Large, 2-3", thick, turned-down leaves. This stunning basil is nearly black in color. Ht. 16-20".
Basil, Eleonora (144) Intermediate resistance to downy mildew. Slightly cupped to flat, 3" leaves with a somewhat spicier flavor than traditional pesto types. The leaf shape and more open habit make this variety less susceptible to basil downy mildew pressure than typical pesto types.
Basil, Genovese (108) Classic Italian pesto basil. Authentic flavor and appearance. Tall and relatively slow to bolt with large dark-green leaves about 3" long. Ht. 24-30".
Basil, Hot Cinnamon (72) Spicy flavor, Mexican variety with a distinct cinnamon like taste. Tall, fast-growing plants have distinctive violet stems, veining, and flower bracts with lavender blooms and 2" long leaves. Beautiful in casual flower bouquets. Ht. 26-30".
Basil, Red freddy (36) The same large, deeply pleated leaves as Genovese that everyone loves, but instead of green, Red Freddy boasts deep Roman purple. Plants are large-leaved with smooth texture, and they grow up to 2’.
Basil, Sweet Thai (72) Authentic Thai basil flavor. Try it as a flavorful garnish for sweet dishes. Green, 2" long leaves have a spicy, anise-clove flavor. Attractive purple stems and blooms. Called "Horapha" in its mother country, "Hun Que" in Vietnam. Ht. 16-20".
Cilantro, Dwarf Lemon (36) A subtle citrus flavor adds a welcome twist to this ancient herb. We love to use the bright lemony leaves in Asian inspired cuisine, but there is no limit to the culinary potential. Compact plants are just as easy to grow as traditional coriander, this variety will perform well in the garden or as a pot herb.
Giant from Italy Parsley (36) Prized by Italian cooks, this variety produces sizeable, bushy plants and a continuous supply of large, flat leaves with strong parsley flavor. Biennial in zones 6-9, grown as an annual. 85-90 days.
Stevia (5) A hard-to-find herb that is grown for the famous Stevia leaves which, when dried, are used to sweeten drinks and desserts. Much sweeter than sugar; stevia powder is reported to be 300 times sweeter!

Flowers

Bachelor Buttons, black (36) Lovely, nearly black flowers are perfect for the old-fashioned cottage garden; this rare heirloom was listed in Buist's 1942 catalog.
Bachelor Buttons, blue (36) Colorful blue, double flowers on tall 3-foot plants bloom all season. Very easy to grow. It is a self-seeding annual, so you will not have to replant. Bachelor's Buttons were brought to America in the 17th century.
Balsam Camelia (36) Pre-1870 heirloom. Beautiful rose-shaped blooms in many colors: pink, lavender, red, rose, white and more. Short bushy plants have large bright green leaves. Very easy to grow. A must for fans of Victorian gardens.
Black Prince Snapdragon (72) One of the best, this variety has beautiful dark leaves and stunning, very dark crimson flowers.
Bunny tails (36) 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.
Cosmos, Sensation (36) Large plants make a bold, beautiful statement in your flower garden. Full Description Large, single flowers with yellow center bloom from midsummer on. Easy to grow. Graceful for backgrounds, borders and bouquets, with seed heads that attract birds. Tolerates poor soil and hot, humid conditions.
Firmament (10) Masses of small star-shaped powdery-blue blossoms contrast nicely with deep grey-green foliage. A good cut flower and an eye-catching addition to borders. Very attractive to bees.Introduced by the German company Ernst Benary. AAS winner in 1939. Hardy annual, 14-16" tall.
Jewels of Opar (108) Sure to become a favorite. Eye-catching 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. 24" tall.
Night Scented Stock (72) This is an old-time favorite and one of the easiest, rewarding scented plants to grow. The flowers open in the late afternoon to evening and emit a beautiful fragrance. The scent is difficult to describe and has been compared to vanilla, rose, spice and even clove; however one thing is certain, once you experience it in your own garden it will become a summer fragrance you will never want to be without! 12-18 inches. Annual.
Marigold, Brocade (72) A stately marigold that brings a welcome charm to the garden. Brocade Mix produces an abundance of 2 inch blooms that perch atop 10-12 inch tall plants. Blossoms display regal colors of gold to mahogany.
Marigold, Fantastic Yellow Gold(36) Brilliant, golden-yellow blooms are amazingly beautiful with their long, spiked petals on the large heads. Stunning!
Marigold, Giant Bicolor (36) Annual--Mahogany red to searing orange, delicately edged in gold. Blooms are large for such short plants. At 10” in height, it’s great in pots, window-boxes or toward the front of the border. Makes a nice cut flower, too, all summer long.
Marigold, Harlequin (36) This antique variety dates back to 1870 and has recently become popular again. It is quite unique with its yellow-and-red-striped flowers that are both charming and flashy. It makes a good cut flower, too!
Marigold, Legion of Honor (36) Dwarf charmer reaches only 12”; ideal for the front of the bed or border! Single flowers of clear sunny gold with clean lines present a very neat appearance, accentuated by the restrained brown to maroon blotch that embellishes each ray petal near the flowers’ centers. Introduced about 150 years ago. Different and very pretty!
Tithonia, Goldfinger (12) (Tithonia rotundifolia) (aka Mexican Sunflower) Fiery yellow 2-3" flowers attract lots of butterflies all summer long until frost. A favorite because of its extended bloom period. Nice for fresh arrangements. Branching plants grow 4-6' tall. Annual, 60 days.
Winged Everlasting (36) The prolific 1/2- 3/4" silvery-white blooms on stiff stems are typically grown for dried-flower production but are also useful as fresh cuts for flower arrangements. Winged Everlasting gets its name from ribbed, or winged, stems the plant produces. Tender perennial in Zones 9-10 but most often grown as an annual. Ht. 20-26".
Zinnia, Envy (36) Exciting chartreuse-green blooms. They are very unique and the beautiful flowers are 3 inches across.
Zinnia, Mazurkia (72) Annual. Each scarlet petal is tipped in cream, and both are set off by the circular golden tracery at each flower’s heart—sumptuous! Dahlia flowers, large bloom size, robust plants.
Zinnia, Old Mexico (72) Old Mexico is a selection of Mexican zinnia (Zinnia haageana), a compact and disease resistant type of zinnia with amazing multi-colored double and semi-double flowers. It's good for cutting and planting in the middle or front of flower beds. Only 12-18" tall but with similar flowers 2 1/2" across in mahogany red and contrasting yellow or gold petal-tips.
Zinnia, Peppermint Stick (10) Gorgeous stripes and splashes in all shades of pink, purple, and red!
Zinnia, Pink Senorita (36) Enormous, mostly fully double cactus-type flowers are superb for cut flower use. Their color is confined to a sophisticated range of the best pinks the zinnia clan has to offer, coming as they do in near salmon through cerise.
Zinnia Red Cap (36) Zinnia 'Red Cap' has small, pom-pom style flowers bloom in a stunning shade of fire-engine red. The bushy plants produce loads of blooms from mid summer to frost. This rare dwarf zinnia comes from Russia.

Cucumbers

Diva Cucumber (36) Especially flavorful when harvested small. Diva produces distinctly tender, crisp, sweet, bitter-free, and seedless cukes. Harvest at 5-7". High resistance to scab; and intermediate resistance to cucumber vein yellow virus, downy mildew and powdery mildew. 55 days.
Marketmore (72) This rightly popular variety is a consistent producer of delicious, mildly sweet cucumbers with dark green, protective skin. The plants are highly disease-resistant and produce over a long season in hot or cool weather. A selection from Marketmore 76.
Mexican Sour Gherkin (36) (Melothria scabra) 75 days. Incredible, small cucumber-like fruit are shaped like baby watermelons. They are good added to salads or can be pickled. They have a cucumber-like taste with a touch of lemon. The ornamental vines have tiny leaves and flowers and are perfect for the cottage garden. Very unique and fun for kids. Huge yields.

Eggplants

Black Beauty (36)

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.

Louisian Long Green (14) 100 days. Large, 8”-long, light green banana-shaped fruit that have pale stripes; tender and mild. Excellent quality, prolific yields. A rare heirloom from Louisiana.
Pandora Striped Rose (10) 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 Long (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.

Melons and Squash

Pride of Wisconsin Muskmelon (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.
Ronde de Nice Squash (36) An heirloom French “summer pumpkin” or round summer squash from Provence, traditionally eaten when very small and tender. Can be grown as a “fall pumpkin” but the rind is not intensely orange. Beautiful large leaves mottled with silver. 50-55 days.

Other Vegetables and Fruits

Arugula, Wild Rocket (36) The finest selection of wild arugula, restaurant quality. Compared to regular arugula, it is slower growing (50 days), with more deeply lobed leaves and a more pungent taste. Scatter seeds about 1 inch apart. Harvest at any stage but best when baby: 3-4 inches. With a number of varieties originating in Italy, the leaves and flower stalks are used in salads, soups, or as a sautéed side dish.
Chard, Flamingo (36) 60 days. Neon, hot pink chard is so pretty and is perfect picked small for salads or larger for braising.
Chard, Oriole (36) Beautiful golden stems that become more orange in color as they approach mature bunching size. Lustrous, deep green leaf with moderate savoy.
Kale, Blue Curled Scotch (36) Compact plants yield tender, blue-green, crinkled leaves that are quite delicious; very cold-hardy, and rich in vitamin A.
Kale, Red Russian (36) Stems are purple; leaves are flat, toothed, and dark green with purple veins. The plants mature medium-tall and leaves are tender compared to other kales. For salads and light cooking.
Kale, Siberian Dwarf (36) This tasty Russian variety produces leaves that are only slightly frilled and of top quality. 16-inch plants are very hardy and productive.
Kale, Toscano (36) 60 days. This loose-leafed “cabbage” dates back to the early 1800’s at least. It has beautiful, deep black-green leaves that can be 24” long. They are heavily savoyed. This Italian heirloom is popular in Tuscany and central Italy for making fabulous soups and stews. One of the most beautiful and flavorful types you can grow.
Tomatillo, Amarylla (36) 60 days. A Polish twist on an old Mexican staple vegetable! Immature fruits are green, morphing to pretty yellow as they ripen and begin to split their protective husks. The fruit is firm, juicy and very sweet; perfect for jams, jellies and don’t forget the salsa! We also love these in the garden for fresh snacking and salads. Bred to thrive in the cooler summer conditions of inland eastern Europe.
  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.