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

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

Pepper Sweet Marconi Golden

prod001940 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

Bean Cannelino

prod001988 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

Pepper Hot Tabasco

prod002010 Originally from Mexico-and taking its name from a Mexican state-this small very hot pepper’s a favorite in the South and East where the plants can grow tall and are covered with the petite light yellow-green to red fruits. Best known

Melon Charentais

prod001943 The definitive French melon. Originating in the Poitou-Charentes region around 1920 Charentais is considered the best melon ever developed because of its high sugar content smooth texture and ambrosial fragrance. Perfect for two servings the small round melons weigh just

Radish D’Avignon

prod099727 Cook’s Garden Favorite. Our choice for the best non-hybrid French Breakfast type radish perfect for early Spring salads. Nearly cylindrical 3-4 inch roots are bright red with white tips. Ready in only three weeks from seeding!

Cucumber Brown Russian

prod099643 Cook’s Garden Favorite. Brown Russian looks like it came from another planet and the taste is out of this world. Brown-skinned 6-8” fruits with clear white flesh impart crisp mellow flavor sparked with sugary high notes and not a whit

Beet Albino

prod002027 An heirloom from Holland this non-staining beet is a standout because of its completely white roots and its delicious sweet mild taste. Beets are ideal for boiling roasting or pickling; they also freeze well. You can pick these even when

Zinnia Old Mexico

prod000435 Old Mexico is a selection of Mexican zinnia (Zinnia haageana) a compact and disease resistant type of zinnia with amazing multi-colored double and semi-double flowers. It’s good for cutting and planting in the middle or front of flower beds. More

Corn Salad D’Etampes

prod002034 With a delicious history extending back to the 1880s this traditional French heirloom variety has larger rounder leaves-with none of the cupping of other corn salad varieties. Compact plants are quite cold-tolerant and will overwinter in most areas.

Tomato Black Krim Heirloom Organic

prod000970 This medium-sized very dark maroon beefsteak with wonderfully rich flavor originated in Crimea a peninsula in the Black Sea with perfect “tomato summers”. Extremely tasty. Certified Organic Seed.

Tomato Brandywine Red (Potato Leaf)

prod001928 Over the past 20-30 years gaggles of gardeners have been growing selecting saving and exchanging seeds of the revered Brandywine variety giving rise to several new and noteworthy strains. The large indeterminate potato leaf vines produce deep-red fruits weighing up

Bean Bush Stop

prod002710 This choice variety boasts an attractive well-mannered and compact bush habit. Harvest by simply pulling out the highly productive bush and hanging it up to dry. Dark-red kidney beans perform marvels in Creole dishes chili bean salads curries and dips.

Escarole Sugarloaf

prod001970 Sugarloaf is a romaine-type lettuce heirloom that’s ever-popular in Italy and France. Large and firm the tightly wrapped heads weighing 2-4 lb. have pretty light-green leaves. There’s a nutty undertone to the flavor along with a escarole’s signature tangy bitterness:

Tomato Thessaloniki

prod001898 Bred in Greece when this variety was introduced in the U.S. in the 1950s its flavor and high-quality fruits made it an instant hit. Indeterminate vines produce uniform smooth 4-6 oz. red fruits with solid meaty flesh. Resistant to sunburn