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

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

Pepper Sweet Sheepnose Pimento

prod001936 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

Onion Tokyo Long White

prod001923 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

Cucumber Parisian

prod002715 Tickled by pickles? Pick this dark-green French heirloom gherkin with firm thick flesh and precious few seeds. Great for home preserving. Harvest in just 50 days-less than 2 months-for picking and pickling.

Mustard Mizuna

prod002048 This Japanese mustard reputedly Indian in origin has a mild slightly peppery taste. The heirloom’s leaves add pizzazz to gourmet mixed-green salads and are delicious sauteed or stir-fried. Bright green and heavily serrated the leaves have a picturesque feathery look

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

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!

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.