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Vegetable Seeds and Plants

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Perennials Seeds and Plants

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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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Category Archives: Heirlooms

Tomato Principe Borghese

prod002810 An excellent heirloom grape tomato revered for its drying qualities and use in sauces. This determinate variety originally from Tuscany has fruits with few seeds and a relatively dry meat perfect for paste.

Lettuce Four Seasons

prod000741 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 Amana Orange

prod001930 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

Tomato Mr. Stripey

prod001902 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.

Melon Early Silverline

prod000544 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

Tomato Jaune Flamme

prod002004 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

Bean Trionfo Violetto

prod001980 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

Eggplant Louisiana Long Green

prod002047 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.

Tomato Stupice

prod001956 Prized for the rich tangy flavor this heirloom tomato variety from Czechoslovakia produces impressive yields of succulent 2″ red fruits. The indeterminate plants with potato leaf foliage are early to yield making them delicious candidates for northern gardens.

Lettuce Tom Thumb

prod002045 A unique English heirloom lettuce that can take the heat and stars in the kitchen. Mild and creamy the bright yellowish-lime green leaves from the tiny 4-5″ butterhead are just right for individual salads. The bright yellow-lime green leaves form

Pepper Sweet Sheepnose Pimento

prod001936 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

Onion Tokyo Long White

prod001923 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

Cucumber Parisian

prod002715 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.

Mustard Mizuna

prod002048 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

Tomato German Johnson

prod001904 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

Tomato Burpee’s Long-Keeper

prod000978 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

Watermelon Congo

prod001948 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

Squash Fordhook Acorn

prod001946 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

Pepper Hot Pepperoncini Italian

prod001913 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

Bean Painted Pony

prod001907 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