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

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Category Archives: Heirlooms

Cypress Vine Red

prod000186 Treasures for a trellis these early-blooming twining vines are festooned with red trumpet stars and light feathery foliage. A hummingbird magnet and easy to grow.

Lettuce Little Gem

prod099693 Cook’s Garden Favorite. The small robust green heads are perfect for individual salads and its firm upright habit makes it great for sandwiches as well. Little Gem is the one to grow for Hearts of Romaine.

Watermelon Carolina Cross #183 Heirloom

prod000554 These enormous watermelons are oblong with light green stripes and are ready to harvest just 100 days after sowing. GARDEN HINTS: For early fruiting and to overcome a short growing season start seeds in a warm well-lighted indoor area 3

Pumpkin Connecticut Field

prod000860 When the first settlers arrived in New England native Americans were growing pumpkins that looked like this one among their corn. It is the original Halloween pumpkin and makes great pies too. Fruits measure 12-20″ in diameter and weigh 15-25

Broccoli Waltham 29

prod002005 Known for producing large heads and long stalks this longtime favorite is excellent for cooking fresh or freezing. The 4-6″ dark blue-green heads are arrayed with side shoots. Developed to withstand cold it performs outstandingly in the fall.

Eggplant Black Beauty

prod000706 Over 100 years old this 1902 Burpee introduction was an immediate hit because the plants ripened perfect fruits dramatically earlier than other varieties. It became the common market eggplant of today. Harvested fresh however makes all the difference.

Broccoli Calabrese

prod002026 Introduced to the seed trade around 1910 this variety was brought to our shores-and our gardens-by Italian immigrants. A deliciously old-fashioned broccoli it boasts dark bluish-green central heads about 5″ across. Tall erect 30-36″ plants give way to multiple side

Radish French Breakfast

prod001161 Heirloom. Oblong roots grow 1 3/4″ long and 3/4″ wide. Scarlet skin shades to white at base. White flesh is crisp and mildly pungent when young. Fast and easy to grow radishes are best in cool weather and planted in

Kale Red Russian

prod000724 This delicious grey-green kale is pretty enough to plant among the flowers. Much larger than regular kale (2 to 3′ tall) the stems are purplish and the leaves are shaped like big oak leaves and colored a velvety gray green.

Pepper Sweet California Wonder

prod000825 HEIRLOOM. The standard bell pepper for many decades this 1928 introduction is still the largest open-pollinated heirloom bell you can grow. A perfect stuffing pepper-blocky 4″ x 3 1/2″ thick-walled tender and flavorful.

Carrot Touchon

prod000644 Touchon is still one of the finest of the Nantes-type carrots. The best for eating out of hand and free from hard fiber. This old French variety is quick-maturing to about 6″ long and 1″ across.

Raspberry Heritage

prod000525 Luscious flavor and heavy yields of juicy sweet red fruits. Space 3′ apart in rows 6′ apart. Plants produce berries on old canes in early summer and on new canes from August to frost. Vigorous and hardy. Self-pollinating. Grows best

Asparagus Mary Washington

prod000569 Asparaguses are perennial vegetables so you just plant them once and enjoy season after season of succulent spears. Seeds can be started indoors in spring for transplanting out around last frost. Bare roots can be planted as soon as they

Cucumber Lemon

prod000691 Don’t be fooled by this heirloom’s unusual shape-these bright yellow balls are excellent for salads and pickling. They have a clean crisp taste and are never bitter. Normal-sized vines yield heavily and for a long time.

Tomato Mortgage Lifter

prod000998 This huge heirloom beefsteak (up to 4 lb.; average 2 1/2 lb.) consistently wins taste-tests. Developed in the 1930s by a gardener who planted the four biggest varieties he knew and crossed one with pollen from the other three. He