This huge orange heirloom tomato takes its name from Iowa’s Amana Colonies one of America’s longest-lived communal societies where it has been a long-time favorite. With a mild sweet tropical flavor this beefsteak variety’s fruits are light orange and fluted
Mr. Stripey’s mild sweet-tasting fruits have a high sugar content and grow to over 1 lb. each. Pretty and luscious this tomato has rich yellow undertones covered with pinkish-red striping. Indeterminate.
Unique elongated oriental melon. White crisp flesh sweet and fragrant. Yellow skin lined with silvery furrows so thin it can be peeled like an apple. GARDEN HINTS: For early fruiting and to overcome a short growing season start seeds in
This beautiful and especially flavorful heirloom comes to us from Norbert Perreira of Helliner France. A perfect fruity blend of sweet and tart Jaune Flamme (or Yellow Flame in French) excels whether dried or roasted the slices retaining their deep
Translated from Italian this bean’s name means “purple triumph.” This treasured heirloom is a crisp flavorful treat. Displaying lavender flowers against the bright green leaves with purple veins and stems the very productive 6-8′ vines are highly ornamental. When cooked
For maximum flavor and optimal texture pick the fruits of this Southern heirloom eggplant when young. With appealing light green skin and full-bodied nutty white flesh the slender fruits grow 8 to 9″ long. Tall plants that produce high yields.
This 100-year-old heirloom favorite hailing from the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas produces goodly numbers of rich flavorful tomatoes. Deep pink when ripe the round 6-8 oz. fruits’ artful balance of sweetness and tartness accounts for its standing as one of
From Italy with flavor. Primo Italiano heirloom paste tomato produces plenty of elongated reddish-orange 6″ long fruits. Firm and meaty the flesh is piquant and sweet ready to star as paste and in sauces. Fruits hold well after ripening on
You can tell that Sheepnose has vintage rural origins since few of us see a sheep or its nose often enough to think of naming a lovely delicious pimento after the ovine proboscis. An heirloom originally found in Ohio these
This bunching onion has long slender roots that are harvested as large scallions. Reaching about 12 to 15″ tall the stalk bottoms are pure white while the pungent flavorful tops are medium green. Use fresh or cook as you would
Tickled by pickles? Pick this dark-green French heirloom gherkin with firm thick flesh and precious few seeds. Great for home preserving. Harvest in just 50 days-less than 2 months-for picking and pickling.
This Japanese mustard reputedly Indian in origin has a mild slightly peppery taste. The heirloom’s leaves add pizzazz to gourmet mixed-green salads and are delicious sauteed or stir-fried. Bright green and heavily serrated the leaves have a picturesque feathery look
Originally grown in West Virginia this heirloom was one of the parent lines for another cherished heirloom: the legendary Mortgage Lifter. With pinkish-red skin and nearly seedless meaty mild flesh the large lobed fruits weigh 3/4-1 1/2 lb. A favorite
A Burpee introduction in 1979 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
An All-America Selections winner in 1950 Congo is hard to find these days but it is one sweet beautiful watermelon. Weighing as much as 35 lb. Congo’s oblong medium-green fruits with dark green stripes are filled with firm sweet
As it name suggests this classic acorn squash was bred at Fordhook Farm in Doylestown PA under the expert eye of W. Atlee Burpee himself. Introduced in 1890 the squash’s tan oblong fruits grow up to 2 lb. on vining
If you are a pickled pepper person this Italian pepper is for you. Expect gratifyingly large crops of 5-6″ long thin slightly wrinkled peppers. At first the peppers are a pleasing light green and as the season progresses their color
Originating in Mexico this Mexican heirloom is a choice dual-purpose bean. Harvest at about 60 days for plentiful long thin stringless snap beans-or let the pods dry on the bush type plants and harvest after 80 days for a bountiful
The golden cousin of the red-colored Marconi this delicious and mild-tasting heirloom pepper is prized in Italy. Very sweet and very large the 7-10″ long tapered fruits are great for eating fresh frying grilling or stuffing. Pick at either the
Originally from Italy this exceptional kidney bean has been a delectable fixture in American gardens since the early 1800s. The bean has played a starring role in home cooking as well in soups stews and as an ideal choice for