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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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