Vegetable Seeds and Plants

Vegetable Seeds and Plants

Shop and grow vegetable seeds and plants perfect for your home garden. Prize winning tomatoes, peppers, beans and heirloom vegetables from our online store. More »

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Annual Flower Seeds & Plants

Our annual flowers are available in both seeds and plants from the most trusted name in home gardening. Find your favorite flower seeds and plants. Shop from our most popular categories, or from over 70 classes. More »

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Perennials Seeds and Plants

Year after year, our perennial seeds and plants will fill your home garden beds and borders. Select from our full palette of colors, textures, forms and fragrances to create the perennial garden of your dreams - a sensory pleasure for years to come. More »

Herbs Seeds and Plants

Herbs Seeds and Plants

Get ready for the surprising taste difference when you use our flavorful, fresh herbs from your home garden. Everyday dishes take on richer flavor and aroma. Whether you grow herbs for cooking, healing, fragrance, crafts or garden display, they are one of the easiest plants to grow. More »

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Fruit Seeds & Plants

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Home Gardening Supplies and Gifts

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Category Archives: Heirlooms

Squash Verte et Blanc

prod001999 We admire this French heirloom’s looks taste and illustrious heritage. Dating to the 1800s this venerable beauty is patty pan or scalloped in shape. At first the squash is the palest sea foam green (Verte); as it matures the fruit

Tomato Yellow Currant

prod001954 The tiny round yellow 1/2″ fruits are produced in abundance on vigorous indeterminate plants. Large trusses hold easy-to-harvest clusters of fruit. With strong sweet-tart flavor and firm juicy texture the little yellow tomatoes are perfect for salads and crudites.

Pepper Sweet Bull Nosed Large Bell

prod001939 Thomas Jefferson grew this bull-nosed pepper in his garden after it arrived here from India in the 1700s. Bull Nosed peppers popular in early America are due for a renaissance. Still grown at Jefferson’s Monticello the variety has a delectably

Pea Lincoln

prod001949 Appropriately enough these peas were introduced in peacetime just after World War II. Lincoln quickly became a favorite with American gardeners thanks to its high yields and sweet tender flavor. Suited for eating fresh freezing or canning the 4-5″ pods

Nasturtium Phoenix

prod022649 This glorious re-birth of 1904 Burpee heirloom- Nasturtium Golden Gem. ‘Phoenix’s rarely-seen split-petal flower form is a marvel of plant breeding. Vigorous vine plants are soon arrayed with flaming-glowing-red-orange blooms (edible by the way) Great border plant. A hallelujah chorus

Pepper Sweet Golden California Wonder

prod001941 Popular since the 1920s this is the golden version of the red California Wonder. Smooth blocky and blunt-ended 5″ x 4″ fruits are thick-walled very sweet and mild. Maturing from light-green to golden-yellow the peppers grow on 22-26″ sturdy upright

Bean Kentucky Wonder Pole

prod000588 HEIRLOOM. Kentucky Wonder is a brown-seeded bean noted for its exceptional flavor and its heavy crops of 9″ green pods borne in clusters. Pods are oval thick gently curved meaty and tender and they’re stringless when young. It’s been proven

Tomato German Pink

prod001958 Here is one of the two Batavian heirlooms from Diane Ott Whealy’s family varieties that became the impetus for the compendious Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa. Nearly seedless the indeterminate potato leaf plants produce large meaty 1-2 lb. fruits with

Pepper Hot Santa Fe Grande

prod002809 This heavy-yielding heirloom pepper is medium-hot (about 700 on the Scoville rating scale) at maturity and matures from yellow to red.

Bean Rattlesnake Snap

prod001909 HEIRLOOM. Dark green and streaked with purple the pretty and distinctive 7-8″ pods are filled with light buff-colored seeds splashed with dark brown. Whether you harvest them as snap beans at about 60 days or as dry beans at about

Brussels Sprouts Catskill

prod002023 Catskill produces outsize yields of extra-large deep green 2″ round sprouts that flank the super-strong stalks. Introduced in 1941 this flavorful long-time favorite is a good choice for freezing. Harvest at once for freezing or as needed for eating fresh.

Lettuce Cimarron

prod001992 This red romaine heirloom variety has been an American favorite since the 1700s. A profound beautiful deep-red-going-on bronze the 10-12″ tall heads packed with broad flat leaves take on a lighter green tone inside. Impervious to bolting.

Bean Tenderpod

prod000603 HEIRLOOM. This 1941 All-America Selections winner remains a customer favorite. Why? Because the beans stay tender stringless and ever so tasty when fully mature. Bush bean pods are 4 1/2 – 5 1/2″ long thick and round in cross section

Mustard Tatsoi

prod002017 Tatsoi a long-time Asian staple forms dense rosettes of mild mustardy-flavored leaves. Enjoy the leaves raw or stir-fried. Crunchy and flavorful the midribs have a bright celeryesque taste. Extremely cold-hardy you can harvest the plants even under snow cover (mittens

Pepper Sweet Banana

prod000821 Even after more than 70 years this is still extremely popular pepper. Large pointed fruits measure 6-7″ long and 1 1/2″ across. The mild yellow peppers ultimately turn brilliant red. A favorite for pickling.

Lettuce Four Seasons Organic

prod000742 Heirloom. The name alludes to the remarkable cold hardiness of this very beautiful 6″ butterhead. It’s still one of the best lettuces both for early spring planting and for fall/winter harvests. Outer leaves are tinged with red. Inner leaves are

Tomato Hillbilly Regular Leaf

prod001903 With lovely yellow-orange skin and flesh mottled and streaked with red this West Virginia heirloom beefsteak weighs in at 1-2 lb. Heavily ribbed fruits bring superb sweet low-acid flavor to salads and sandwiches.

Bean Blue Lake 274 Bush

prod000576 Blue Lake 274 is an all-time favorite bean that’s nearly fiber-free produces prolifically over a long season and has excellent flavor fresh or frozen. A heavy producer over a long season it’s excellent fresh or frozen. Plants yield early and

Squash Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato

prod001925 A favorite at our Fordhook Farm test gardens this family heirloom squash from Missouri has a flavor that is distinctly sweet potatoesque. High-yielding vines produce a plentitude of cream-colored 6-8″ acorn-shaped fruits with a wondrously sweet chestnut flavor. This squash

Lima Bean Jackson Wonder

prod002028 Lovely and flavorful Jackson Wonder was introduced in 1888 quickly becoming an American favorite. A rich chestnut color speckled with maroon the beans have a bright nutty flavor. With a compact bush habit the prolific plants only grow 18-24″ tall