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
When cooked the leaves of this hibiscus relative turn a deep lovely shade of purple. Gorgeous 3-5′ ornamental plants produce high numbers of tender 6-8″ pods. There’s a pretty contrast between the plant’s green leaves against the burgundy stems branches
This squash commands your attention on account of the fruits’ color and succulent flesh. Red Kuri’s magnificent bright scarlet tear-drop-shaped fruits are packed with dense flesh that’s smashing roasted or in soups. Generous plants produce large yields of 4-6 lb.
From the Pennsylvania Amish a large meaty bright red heirloom with superior taste a nice balance of sweet and acid. Excellent fresh or in sauces. Certified Organic Seed.
We’re particularly partial to this Italian heirloom winter squash and we’ve been seduced by its rich superb flavor. Excels in soups roasted or in sauces. Provides high yields of turban-shaped fruits weighing 10-12 lb. The color is beautiful: an unusual
Soup- and gumbo-ready the extra-long 7-9″ bright green pods keep their tenderness even when large. A favorite variety for slicing and freezing the tall plant’s abundant pods can be harvested when young at 4-5″ or fully mature at 7-9″.
Originally from Thailand this seriously hot pepper makes a lovely impression in a patio container. The ornamental 8-12″ plants are bedecked with up to 200 small conical 1/2-1″ fruits that ripen to bright red. Extremely hot the peppers can be
Generations of Italian families have savored this crispy sweet pepper. This family heirloom variety is used in salads or sauteed with the extras pickled or dried. Large 3′ plants bear large crops of 3-4″ long tapered fruits that turn bright
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
This extremely popular lettuce has a luscious buttery texture. The soft heads are creamy yellow inside and have some heat resistance. Best in cooler regions. Plant early in spring and repeat every 2 weeks into fall. Protect from heat with
For 3 months Alaska explodes in a burst of pure white petals that radiate from the soft yellow eyes. Under the flowers there’s a neat backdrop of the glistening deep green foliage. The long-lasting 3″ across blossoms make great cut
Red Zebra is thought to be a naturally occurring cross between Green Zebra and an unknown though certainly red parent. The beautiful and tartly flavored offspring are gorgeous 2 to 3″ round cherry-red fruits with rich orange streaks. The bountiful
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
Romanesco is the preeminent Italian heirloom variety and was first documented in Italy in the 16th century. Its crisp beautiful apple-green whorled heads impart an altogether pleasing nutty taste. Most often enjoyed raw the broccoli if lightly cooked will retain
We have one Giuseppe Nardello to thank for this spectacularly tasty sweet frying pepper. From the small village of Ruoti in the Basilicata region of southern Italy Giuseppe brought this heirloom to the states where it was introduced in 1887.
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.
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
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