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

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Home Gardening Supplies and Gifts

Home Gardening Supplies and Gifts

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Category Archives: Heirlooms

Lettuce Buttercrunch

prod000735 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

Shasta Daisy Alaska

prod000102 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

Tomato Red Zebra

prod001982 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

Lettuce Black Seeded Simpson

prod000732 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

Broccoli Romanesco

prod001914 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

Pepper Sweet Jimmy Nardello

prod001937 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.

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

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

Squash Verte et Blanc

prod001999 We admire this French heirloom’s looks taste and illustrious heritage. Dating to the 1800s this venerable beauty is patty pan or scalloped in shape. At first the squash is the palest sea foam green (Verte); as it matures the fruit

Tomato Yellow Currant

prod001954 The tiny round yellow 1/2″ fruits are produced in abundance on vigorous indeterminate plants. Large trusses hold easy-to-harvest clusters of fruit. With strong sweet-tart flavor and firm juicy texture the little yellow tomatoes are perfect for salads and crudites.

Pepper Sweet Bull Nosed Large Bell

prod001939 Thomas Jefferson grew this bull-nosed pepper in his garden after it arrived here from India in the 1700s. Bull Nosed peppers popular in early America are due for a renaissance. Still grown at Jefferson’s Monticello the variety has a delectably

Pea Lincoln

prod001949 Appropriately enough these peas were introduced in peacetime just after World War II. Lincoln quickly became a favorite with American gardeners thanks to its high yields and sweet tender flavor. Suited for eating fresh freezing or canning the 4-5″ pods

Nasturtium Phoenix

prod022649 This glorious re-birth of 1904 Burpee heirloom- Nasturtium Golden Gem. ‘Phoenix’s rarely-seen split-petal flower form is a marvel of plant breeding. Vigorous vine plants are soon arrayed with flaming-glowing-red-orange blooms (edible by the way) Great border plant. A hallelujah chorus

Pepper Sweet Golden California Wonder

prod001941 Popular since the 1920s this is the golden version of the red California Wonder. Smooth blocky and blunt-ended 5″ x 4″ fruits are thick-walled very sweet and mild. Maturing from light-green to golden-yellow the peppers grow on 22-26″ sturdy upright

Bean Kentucky Wonder Pole

prod000588 HEIRLOOM. Kentucky Wonder is a brown-seeded bean noted for its exceptional flavor and its heavy crops of 9″ green pods borne in clusters. Pods are oval thick gently curved meaty and tender and they’re stringless when young. It’s been proven

Tomato German Pink

prod001958 Here is one of the two Batavian heirlooms from Diane Ott Whealy’s family varieties that became the impetus for the compendious Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa. Nearly seedless the indeterminate potato leaf plants produce large meaty 1-2 lb. fruits with

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!