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 »

Annual Flower Seeds & Plants

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 »

Perennials Seeds and Plants

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 »

Fruit Seeds & Plants

Fruit Seeds & Plants

We make growing your own fresh fruits and berries as simple as it is rewarding. Our fruit plants are selected specially for home garden performance and yield. More »

Home Gardening Supplies and Gifts

Home Gardening Supplies and Gifts

To create the garden of your dreams, get some expert help. Our choice selection of garden-proven supplies will get your garden off to a great start, and keep it at peak performance. More »

Category Archives: Heirlooms

Strawberry Mignonette

prod001170 Mignonette is a French type strawberry that has smaller berries and a distinct flavor and aroma. Excellent edging border or container variety. Grow as an annual or perennial. GARDEN HINTS: Strawberries grow best in a sunny area with rich moist

Viola Johnny-Jump Up

prod000422 HEIRLOOM. Very winter hardy and eager to self-sow in the shade of summer plants violas are cheerful surprises in the cool months. Johnny-Jump Up is tricolored in bright purple yellow and white. Violas will rebloom in fall if cut back

Popcorn Strawberry

prod001919 This heirloom corn is a pop star producing several ears per 5-6′ stalk of highly decorative popcorn when spaced at 9″ apart. Short and rounded the 2-3″ ears remind us of large strawberries with row upon row of ruby-red kernels.

Pumpkin Musquee de Provence

prod001896 A beautiful heirloom from the south of France with large 20 lb. flattened fruits that are heavily ribbed. Green when immature they turn a lovely deep brown when fully ripe. The deep orange flesh is a particular favorite of chefs

Tomato Brandywine Red

prod001651 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.

Cucumber Crystal Apple

prod002019 Originating in New Zealand this unusual heirloom cucumber was first offered in 1934. When mature Crystal Apple’s pretty pale greenish white-skinned fruits resemble Granny Smith apples. To experience the smooth tender and cream-tasting fruits at their peak enjoy them when

Morning Glory Heavenly Blue

prod000284 Magnificent 5″ cheerful blooms are bright sky-blue with creamy white throats. Fast-growing large vines with attractive foliage. Easy to grow. Grows best in full sun. GARDEN HINTS: For best germination soak seeds overnight before planting. For earlier bloom start indoors

Sweet Pea Eckfords Finest Mix

prod000406 Today sweet peas remind one of a Victrola in the parlor. Considered very romantic some antique strains can be wonderful if chosen carefully; others can be duds. We’ve selected only the best for you. All have a slight honey or

Gourd Extra Long Handle Dipper

prod001996 This is one ornamental gourd that’s worth watching. Leave it on the ground and marvel as the long swooping curved handle-up to 6′ long-twists and turns. If a straight handle is your thing training it on a trellis will do

Squash True Hubbard

prod001984 True Hubbard has appeared in American gardens and been served on American tables since at least the 1780s. Weighing about 12 lb. each the squash has delicious yellow-gold flesh and deep green skin. The long-storing fruits are excellent in pies

Basil Leaf Green

prod099670 Cook’s Garden Favorite. Basil found its way into American hearts gardens and kitchens only in the 1970s. Our national love affair with basil has lost none of its passion. We certainly cannot live without this magical herb. We love the

Lettuce Rouge d’Hiver

prod002044 In 1885 this variety made its debut in the French company Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden. A compact romaine type the heads grow to 10-12″ tall producing large smooth leaves that are green at the heart and brownish-red throughout the body.

Tomato Quarter Century

prod002002 In 1901 Burpee introduced this mild flavorful all-purpose heirloom tomato. Ready for salads or sauces the delectable fruits range in size from10 to 12 oz. Disease-resistant and heat-tolerant. Indeterminate.

Turnip Purple Top White Globe

prod001185 Turnip lovers prize its deliciously sweet and tender white roots. The turnips are often 4″ and sometimes 6″ across handsomely blushed with pink to purple at the crown. Young leaves make the classic cooked ‘southern greens’.

Bean Red Swan

prod002030 The late Robert Lobitz (1941-2006) was a man with a lifelong passion for bean breeding. This beautiful snap bean is one of his triumphs. A cross between a purple snap bean and a pinto bean Red Swan’s dusty rose-red color

Gourd Tennessee Spinning

prod001993 In an earlier simpler time kids would carry these 3-5″ green striped gourds in their pockets to play with at school where they’d contentedly spin them on their desks. Hard-shelled when dried this ornamental gourd is a natural for use

Tomato Patty’s Yellow Striped Beefsteak

prod099662 Cook’s Garden Favorite. We are working closely with breeders to improve upon some of the heirloom tomatoes available today. This striking beauty is reminiscent of ‘Big Rainbow’ but with higher yields larger more colorful fruits and most importantly richer fuller

Tomato Persimmon

prod001920 An heirloom originally from Russia this beefsteak type has very large persimmon-colored 1 lb. fruits. Uniform and blemish-free the tomatoes have high flavor low acidity and a small seed cavity. Performs well in short-season areas. Indeterminate.

Tomato Green Grape

prod002033 A favorite heirloom of farm markets and restaurants thanks to its unique tart flavor and attractive presentation. Originally created by crossing Yellow Pear with Evergreen Green Grape produces clusters of 6-8 yellow-green 1″ fruits.

Squash Italiano Largo Hybrid

prod099655 Cook’s Garden Favorite. Hybrid. Deeply ribbed zucchini type summer squash with robust nutty Italian flavor. Fruits are long and thin with a slight curve and few seeds even if allowed to get large — which they will do. For a