Carol Deppe

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  • "Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties" by Carol Deppe

    “Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties” by Carol Deppe


    Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener’s and Farmer’s Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving By Carol Deppe. 2nd edition, 2000. 348 pages. Possibly the most important and entertaining garden book currently in print. Reading this book will empower your seed stewardship abilities and catapult you further into a world of plant fun.

  • "The Resilient Gardener" by Carol Deppe

    “The Resilient Gardener” by Carol Deppe


    The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times By Carol Deppe. 1st edition, 2010. 384 pages. This truly is a gardening book like no other. Written in an engaging style, it has loads of information on how to successfully grow potatoes, corn, beans, squash, and eggs – even with constraints ranging from a…

  • Cowpea, Fast Lady Northern Southern Pea (Organic)


    Vigna unguiculata. White. 65 days fresh, 90 dry. An excellent, productive, early variety of white seeded cowpea. Beans have a creamy texture and do not require soaking before cooking. Pods are solid and hold well above the ground on compact upright bushes so they can take some wet weather and not succumb to mold. Beautiful…

  • Organic Cascade Ruby Gold Flint Corn Seed

    Flint Corn, Cascade Ruby-Gold (Organic)


    This has become the corn of legends. Perfect for our taste buds and Pacific Northwest climate, it is difficult to describe without sounding overzealous. Not only does this variety produce the tastiest polenta and cornmeal we have ever tried, but it was bred just across the valley from us by our friend Carol Deppe in Corvallis, Oregon. An 8-12 row flint corn related to Abenaki and Byron flint. It brings the best traits from both combining the general awesomeness of Abenaki minus the pale yellow ears, and from Byron, the wonderful gold-orange color and excellent husk coverage. Ears are smaller than Abenaki. Throw in some more genius selection by Carol and you get a flint corn that makes bright gold polenta with pretty red flecks that quickly became a hot seller. Each plant will produce one of many options of single color ears ranging from bright-yellow, maple-gold, red-orange to deepest red. Separate out the colors for cooking and get a range of delicious and distinct flavors from one crop. Find out more in Carol’s book, The Resilient Gardner.

  • Organic candystick dessert delicata seedOrganic candystick dessert delicata seed

    Winter Squash, Candystick Dessert Delicata (Organic)


    Cucurbita pepo. 90 days. We cannot get enough of this squash. We could eat it nearly every day all winter. A large Honey Boat type with extremely thick flesh and delicious rich flavor. Most delicata have a honey sweet or even maple flavor, but Candystick Dessert delicata has a richer date-like flavor that is truly…

  • Organic Oregon Homestead Sweet Meat Squash seed

    Winter Squash, Sweet Meat – Oregon Homestead (Organic)


    Cucurbita maxima. 100 days. Beautiful blue squash on huge, vigorous vines. 3-4 fruit per plant weigh 10-20 lbs each and store well through May. Selected for vigor, large seeds for good cool soil emergence, a small seed cavity, and premium flavor by Carol Deppe in Corvallis, Oregon. She spent years and produced several tons of…

  • Organic Goldini 2 Zucchini seedOrganic Goldini 2 Zucchini seed

    Zucchini, Goldini 2 (Organic)


    Cucurbita pepo. Golden-Yellow. 40-50 days. Folks have been asking us for Goldini Zucchini, a yellow zuke bred by Carol Deppe, since its release in 2016. New for 2023, we’re pleased to offer Goldini 2 – Carol’s improved line! Bred for and under organic conditions, Carol has achieved so much with this release. We have found Goldini…