Exclusive. Introduced by Burpee in 1902 this heirloom variety won over gardeners with its delicious flavor earliness quality and bountiful production. Compact vines bear bushels of 4 long blue-green pods loaded with eight berries per pod. Peas packed with vitamins
Hugely popular for over 150 years it’s one of the most tender and delicately flavored leaf lettuces ever bred. The ruffled leaves are large with an appealing green color. Simpson is well adapted to a wide range of climates and
A unique heirloom tomato Garden Peach was reputedly introduced to US gardens in the 1860s. The small velvety-skinned 2-3 oz. fruits have rich full flavor. The prolific vines unleash multitudinous 3-4″ round fruits with peachy-yellow skin and flesh woven with
Cook’s Garden Favorite. The gold standard for yellow shelling peas. After a gorgeous fanfare of colorful mauve-purple blooms the vigorous vines (up to 6) fill with alluring golden-yellow pods loaded with bright sweet-tasting peas produced from red-tinged leaf nodes. Enjoy
A family heirloom named after plantsman Steve Castorani’s mother Letizia whose parents brought the fig all the way from Italy. Since the 1930s over many years the plant has grown to a multi-stemmed tree dense with beautiful neatly lobed green
Melons get 2′ long and weigh 30 lb. The flesh is bright pink and sweet. The rind is thin but very tough which made it a favorite of market gardeners.
Introduced from Mexico in 1800 zinnias have become an all-American favorite. They come in many heights and colors and are unequaled as cut flowers. The zinnia’s march to glory began around 1875 when double “dahlia” flowered types were developed. The
Heirloom potatoes are prized for their storybook heritage and spectrum of flavors colors and shapes. We’ve assembled this outstanding collection of our gourmet heirlooms. It includes Warba Red Norland Irish Cobbler Russet Burbank and Bintje. Enjoy!
A heirloom tomato that originated in Russia’s Black Sea region this variety yields large finely flavored 12 oz. pink tomatoes on indeterminate vines. Savor the mild delectable fruits either fresh or in cooking.
Brandywine which dates back to 1885 is the heirloom tomato standard. One taste and you’ll be enchanted by its superb flavor and luscious shade of red-pink. The large beefsteak-shaped fruits grow on unusually upright potato-leaved plants. The fruits set one
Cook’s Garden Favorite. Our spicy ” salad star! We have tested many arugulas and we think our strain is by far the best we’ve seen for both flavor and heat tolerance. This large leaved selection of our piquant salad star
This extremely old variety makes a vigorous plant that bears enormous numbers of bright yellow bite-sized fruit. The flavor is deliciously tangy. Perfect for summer party hors d’oeuvres. Certified Organic Seed.
To know chard is to love its tender and delicious somewhat meaty flavor. Originating in Australia this strain of bright and highly ornamental chard comes in colors: red orange purple yellow and white. Each color is planted and harvested separately
Salmon-orange in color scrumptious in flavor this early-yielding heirloom has just the right credentials for orange-colored sauces and salsas. Nearly seedless the large firm fruits grow in prodigious numbers on indeterminate vines.
The sweetness of garden peas is legendary. This Burpee-bred early extremely prolific all-purpose pea produces straight 4 1/2″ pods filled with 8 to 10 medium to large peas. Pods of this heirloom variety remain stringless and sweet longer than most
Heat-lovers here’s another Mexican favorite used in a variety of dishes from salsas to soups. Large 2-3′ plants produce plentiful smooth club-shaped 1 1/2″ long fruits with medium-thick walls. Best used fresh the fruits mature from green to red. Heat
It’s hard to exaggerate the stalwart hardiness of this 19th century French heirloom. Indifferent to cold the plants will happily overwinter in Vermont. True blue-green the very large 15-20″ tall stalks turn still bluer as the weather gets colder. It’s
Jesuit missionaries gathered up this ancient winter radish from China and introduced it to Europe in the 1950s. Now ours to enjoy the long peppery roots-6-8″ by 2″ diameter-have bright beautiful rose-colored skin with white flesh. An ideal variety for
Flavorful but not acidic it is a large-lobed beefsteak-shaped tomato with a thin pinkish-red skin. Very vigorous. Best if staked caged or trellised. Perfect for slicing. Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth
Queen of the Ice is how the name of this regal French heirloom translates. Leaves of this crisphead lettuce are lacy and deep green and form good-sized heads; inner leaves are light green crispy and sweet. Tolerant of cold and