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  • Tuscan Arugula

    Arugula, Tuscan (Organic)

    $4.35$68.00

    Eruca sativa. 24 days baby, 40 days full. Big thick leaves with excellent flavor and very cold hardy. For those who like their arugula to have a little kick, Tuscan has a spicier flavor than common varieties such as Astro. Some plants have strap-like leaves, others are lobed. Seed Ambassador Kayla Preece collected this variety…

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  • Barley, Lawina Hulless (Organic)
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    Barley, Lawina Hulless (Organic)

    $4.35$45.00

    Hordeum vulgare. Short plants produce 2-rowed heads of tasty, hulless barley that thresh easily yet don’t shatter. Hulless barley is a good bioregionally appropriate substitute for rice, as it produces well, is easy to process, and cooks up into a wholesome, delicious whole grain. Lawina Hulless is our golden barley variety of choice for market….

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  • Organic Thai Basil Seed Golden Mountain Sweet

    Basil, Golden Mountain Sweet Thai Mix (Organic)

    $4.35$84.00

    Ocium basilicum. 60-70 days. An essential ingredient in many Thai dishes because of its classic sweet licorice clove flavor. Green leaves, purple stems and purple flowers form on compact plants that work well in containers. Received as a variable population, some plants are stout with larger, sweeter leaves that are less aromatic, while other plants…

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  • Basil, Siracusa Sweet

    Basil, Siracusa (Organic)

    $4.35$84.00

    Ocimum basilicum. 60-70 days. A sweet Italian basil in the true Genovese style. Siracusa has a deep, sweet aroma that is oddly missing from some modern commercial basil. Bright green leaves are slightly smoother and less pointy than Italian Mountain Sweet. Flavor is delicious in pesto alla trapanese, aka Sicilian pesto, which uses almonds and…

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  • Organic Thai Lemon Basil seedOrganic Thai Lemon Basil seed

    Basil, Thai Lemon (Organic)

    $4.35$28.00

    Ocimum africanum. This refreshing, citrus basil is a different species than its sweet Italian basil cousins, and is essential in certain South and Southeast Asian dishes. Thai Lemon basil is delicious with seafood, or as a more complex flavorful alternative to sweet basil in almost any dish. It is best when added towards the end…

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  • Kamuolini 2 Beet

    Beet, Kamuolini 2 (Organic)

    $4.35$104.00

    Beta vulgaris. Round Red. 65 days. Vibrant color, beautiful round shape and classic sweet beet flavor make this variety our ideal beet. Vigorous leaf growth makes this beet two vegetables in one, easy to pull and perfect to tie in bunches. Leaf stems have an intriguing magenta-purple tint. In our trials against the overly common…

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  • Brussels Sprouts, Darkmar 21 (Organic)

    $4.35$96.00

    Brassica oleracea. Green. 180-260 days. One of the most reliable, easy-to-grow open pollinated Brussels sprout varieties out there. Firm, sweet, dark green sprouts form on plants that grow to 3½’. We trialed every open pollinated Brussels sprout we could find; Darkmar 21 was the obvious mid-season choice because of its consistent large sprout production and…

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  • Brussels Sprouts, Red Bull (Organic)

    $4.35$96.00

    Brassica oleracea. Red. 210-260 days. Vigorous 3’ plants form 1-2” sprouts in fall and winter when transplanted into the field May to early July. Sweet, nutty flavor especially after frost when the plants turn a deeper red/purple. Sprouts stay purple when cooked. In our opinion, one of the few good open pollinated red Brussels sprouts….

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  • Burdock, Okinawa Long

    Burdock, Okinawa Long (Organic)

    $4.35$54.00

    Arctium lappa. A variety originating in Okinawa, an island of southern Japan. The people of Okinawa are known for their long lives and health, which burdock is believed to play a part. Often cooked in soups or pickled, it is known for its healing properties and high vitamin content. The burdock root’s ability to penetrate…

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  • Organic Borlotto del Valdarno seeds

    Bush Dry Bean, Borlotto del Valdarno (Organic)

    $4.35$75.00

    Phaseolus vulgaris. Tan Speckled. 90 days. Beautiful, classic borlotti bean with an elongated shape. Borlotto del Valdarno beans are tan with maroon speckles and stripes. The color pattern is similar to some horticultural and cranberry beans. Delicious delicate flavor perfectly suited to pasta e fagioli (aka, pasta fasul / fazool), the classic Italian pasta and…

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  • Organic Brighstone bush dry bean seed

    Bush Dry Bean, Brighstone (Organic)

    $4.35$75.00

    Phaseolus vulgaris. Tan Speckled. 90 days. Wonderful early, very high yielding dry bean. Pods are mottled with dark blue. Seeds resemble a pinto bean but with blue speckles instead of brown. Excellent tasting as a dry bean, somewhere between a kidney and pinto in flavor. Used in England as a snap bean, but we find…

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  • Bush Dry Bean, Early Warwick (Organic)

    Bush Dry Bean, Early Warwick (Organic)

    $4.35$75.00

    Phaseolus vulgaris. Red Speckled. 85 days. Cool weather tolerant, small bushes loaded with pods. Stocky bushes yield heavy with small round, dark-red mottled beans. Early enough to mature in England, where it is from. Also very reliable here in Oregon. It was usually the first dry bean we would bring to market in the fall,…

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  • Bush Dry Bean, Öland Swedish Brown (Organic)

    $4.35$75.00

    Phaseolus vulgaris. Brown. 90 days. Small, round brown bean with a mellow flavor. Traditionally used in Swedish sweet and sour bean stew (made with molasses and vinegar), and we enjoy it in Boston baked beans. Brown beans have been a staple in Sweden for hundreds of years. Though they were once grown in several areas…

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  • Bush Dry Bean, Rosso di Lucca

    Bush Dry Bean, Rosso di Lucca (Organic)

    $4.35$75.00

    Phaseolus vulgaris. Rosy Speckled. 90 days. Very productive and early bean. Beautiful rosy red, oblong beans with dark stripes and speckles. Said by growers in Italy to have a rich delicious flavor, pairing well with other strong flavors such as garlic, sage and rich fruity olive oil. We agree and love to use it as…

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  • Bush Dry Bean, Volga German Siberian (Organic)

    Bush Dry Bean, Volga German Siberian (Organic)

    $4.35$75.00

    Phaseolus vulgaris. Tan with Red stripes. 90 days. A round borlotti/cranberry type. Good dry or as a fresh shelling bean that is early and cold tolerant. Plants are half-runner and somewhat sprawling. We recommend a trellis for small spaces, but plants can be left to sprawl if you have room. Has a classic smooth borlotti bean…

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  • marona bush snap bean

    Bush Snap Bean, Marona (Organic)

    $4.35$80.00

    Phaseolus vulgaris. Green Pods. 60 days. A reliable green early maturing snap bean with long round pods. Early high yields that hold up well once picked. Very tasty tender beans are great for direct market sales. Good for summer and autumn rotations and produces well in dry conditions. Marona has everything you need to be…

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  • Bush Snap Bean, Saxa (Organic)

    Bush Snap Bean, Saxa (Organic)

    $4.35$80.00

    Phaseolus vulgaris. Green Pods. 50 days. Early maturing, strong bushes yield heavy with 4-5″ green beans. A popular old variety in Germany and the Netherlands. Very tolerant of poor weather and growing conditions. Excellent rich flavor that is missing in many modern varieties. Best picked when pods are young. We obtained this variety from the…

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  • Winter King Savoy Cabbage

    Cabbage, Winter King Savoy (Organic)

    $4.35$204.00

    Brassica oleracea. 120-180 days. Large, dark green heads have that classic savoy crinkled texture and sweeten up nicely after frost. We like to eat savoy cabbage stir-fried or simply braised in butter. The thicker outer leaves make great cabbage rolls. During our winter CSA days we became obsessed with cold hardy cabbage. After trialing dozens…

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  • Celeriac, Tellus (Organic)

    $4.35$14.70

    Apium graveolens. 110 days. A great old-fashioned celeriac from England. These big, vigorous roots are a little darker than modern varieties both inside and out, and the leaf stalks have a reddish color. Most modern celeriac has been bred to have a bright white interior, which is better for looks. Unfortunately, the volatile compounds that…

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  • Chai Thai Celery Leaf

    Celery Leaf, Chai Thai (Organic)

    $4.35$98.00

    Apium graveolens. 50-70 days. An Asian type that is similar to Chinese celery, but from Thailand. Chai Thai celery has long stems with strongly flavored large, jagged leaves that have a nice golden-green color. Asian celery is often used as a flavoring herb in stews, soups and stir fry dishes. The thin stems are rather…

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  • Celery, Hollow Pipe of Malines

    Celery Leaf, Hollow Pipe of Malines (Organic)

    $4.35$98.00

    Apium graveolens. 70 days. Light-green leaf cutting celery. Grows to 18” and is great in mirepoix and soups. Stems are also usable, but much smaller than those of stalk celery. The flavor packs a punch that is most suitable for cooking; a little goes a long way. This vigorous biennial leaf makes a great addition…

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  • Organic Bietola a Costa Fine Chard SeedOrganic Bietola a Costa Fine Chard Seed

    Chard, Bietola a Costa Fine (Organic)

    $4.35$114.00

    Beta vulgaris. 30 days baby, 50 full. Traditional Tuscan-type, green leaf chard often simply called Bietola. The sweetest chard we have ever tried. Young leaves have little to no oxalic acid flavor at all. Older leaves have more standard chard flavor, yet are still uniquely mild and tasty. Leaves tend to be smaller with thinner…

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    Chard, Joy’s Midnight (Organic)

    $4.35$16.00

    Beta vulgaris. 30 days baby, 60 full. A uniquely dark-leaved chard. Most plants have leaves that are incredibly deep dark burgundy; we have been selecting for dark leaves with almost luminescent yellow-orange midribs. Classic chard flavor, good tolerance to cold and wet conditions. Both color and flavor intensify as plants mature; baby leaves are milder…

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  • Cilantro, Rak Tamachat

    Cilantro, Rak Tamachat (Organic)

    $4.35$72.00

    Coriandrum sativum. Named for the Rak Tamachat Permaculture and Natural Building Education Center in Thailand, where we saved the seeds for this variety out of their kitchen garden when we visited in March, 2014. Since all we saw were the plants that had already gone to seed, we were surprised and delighted by what we…

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  • organic Gelber Nussler Corn Salad seed

    Corn Salad, Gelber Nüssler (Organic)

    $4.35$36.00

    Valerianella sp. 55 days. Nüssler is the common name for corn salad in German-speaking Switzerland, where we picked up this tasty and nutritious gem on our Seed Ambassadors travels many years ago. Light-green (almost golden) leaves have very mild flavor and form a small rosette which is harvested whole or occasionally as cut-and-come-again salad greens…

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  • Buddha's hand Cosmos

    Cosmos, Buddha’s Hand (Organic)

    $4.35$8.15

    Cosmos sulphureus. Mostly semi-double, fiery orange blooms on 3-4′ tall plants that flower early. A favorite of bumblebees. We have been growing this variety ever since our days as farm apprentices in 2004 and we hope to keep it around for the long haul. Originating from a mysterious single plant with a hand written tag…

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  • Organic Greek Cress seed

    Cress, Greek (Organic)

    $4.35$42.00

    Lepidium sativum. 20 days. A delightfully pungent addition to salads, Greek Cress is a type of garden cress (aka, pepper grass) that is easy to grow and thrives in cool weather. Best when young, its delicate, frilly leaves contribute a hot mustardy flavor and it’s a great green to use for cut-and-come-again salads. May also…

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  • Mt Adam's DillOrganic Mt Adams Dill seed

    Dill, Mt Adams (Organic)

    $4.35$28.00

    Anethum graveolens. 35 days. Dill is a must have in any garden, and Mt Adams dill is a great early-to-flower variety perfect for seed and flower production. It is also a good producer of dill leaf but not as prolific as mammoth types. Dill is a commercial crop in Washington state, where many acres are…

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