Seed Ambassadors Introductions

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  • Carnival lettuce

    Lettuce, Carnival (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Red Oak Leaf. 30 days baby; 55 full. A fantastic and strange oak leaf lettuce, like some kind of traveling circus. Lime greens and pinks swirled together on leaves pointing in all directions come together to make Carnival very unique. Narrow leaves are similar to Canary Tongue but with a nice red blush….

  • Lettuce, Cerise Oak Leaf (Organic)

    Lettuce, Cerise Oak Leaf (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Red Oak Leaf. 30 days baby; 55 full. An excellent red oak leaf and great for salad mix. Vigorous and slow to bolt with good, sweet flavor, especially for a red lettuce. Fairly resistant to downy mildew. Dark-red pigmented anthocyanins fight the diseases of cold, wet weather and provide good color contrast in…

  • Organic Lettuce D'Hiver de Sainte Marthe seedsOrganic D'Hiver De Sante Marte Lettuce Seeds

    Lettuce, D’Hiver de Sainte Marthe (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Bronze Romaine. 30 days baby; 60 full. The crunchy, dark-green leaves of D’Hiver de Sainte Marthe lettuce are beautifully tinged with bronze. A cold tolerant fall and winter romaine that is fairly slow to bolt, sweet and delicious. Similar to Bath Cos type lettuces such as Brown Goldring and Bunyards Matchless, but with a…

  • Lettuce, Florence (Organic)

    Lettuce, Florence (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Green Oak Leaf. 30 days baby; 55 full. Bright green oak leaf lettuce has the crisp texture of a romaine. The surprising sweet crunch made us think about dividing the oak leaf lettuce category into butter oaks and crisp oaks, but that is another conversation. The dense heads resist bolting in the field,…

  • Lettuce, George Richardson (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Bronze Romaine. 30 days baby; 65 full. This heritage lettuce from the United Kingdom is similar in flavor profile to other bronze romaines, which as a group are noticeably sweeter than other lettuce types. George Richardson has special bragging rights, though – in the 2009 evaluations done by Garden Organic / Heritage Seed…

  • Lettuce, Greek Maroulli Cos (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Green Romaine. 30 days baby; 60 full. A solid, medium-sized, bright green romaine lettuce. Forms crunchy leaves and tall heads. Many of the heads will form multiple hearts. We thought at first that we should select away from this trait, however we found it to be a fantastic trait for romaine heart production…

  • Lettuce, Hungarian Winter Pink (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Red Butterhead. 60 days. Winter hardy, light-red butterhead originating in Hungary. The 12” green heads are splashed with red-pink. Very tender and delicious. Quick to bolt in the heat but perfect for spring and fall rotations. When growing for market, we liked to plant a late rotation in September to produce dense, 6”…

  • Lettuce, Little Gem Pearl (Organic)

    Lettuce, Little Gem Pearl (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Mini Green Romaine. 50 days. A selection of Little Gem, this variety makes miniature heads of green romaine, and is possibly the best for sweet flavor. Because they are so compact, you can plant at twice the density of standard head lettuce, thus yielding more heads per bed foot. Also a great variety…

  • Lettuce, Northern Queen (Organic)

    Lettuce, Northern Queen (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Green Butterhead. 50 days. Beautiful, light-green butterhead that was popular in the 1950s in English gardens and farms. Quick to produce a medium-sized head. Cold and damp weather tolerant and resists bolting until the summer gets hot. Originally sold by Finney’s of Northumberland, England, before 1950. Given to The Seed Ambassadors Project by the…

  • Lettuce, Pandero

    Lettuce, Pandero (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Red Romaine. 30 days baby; 60 full. A deep red version of Winter Density with very dense heads that are slow to bolt and have both heat and cold tolerance. The red color darkens up early making it a very good salad mix variety. Can be planted densely like Little Gem and harvested…

  • Lettuce, Saragossa (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Green and Red Crisphead. 45-55 days. A brilliant green and red crisphead lettuce. Exceptional heat resistance similar to Batavian types and the flavor is sweet and crisp even in the middle of summer. The last few years we have been trialing summer lettuces and Saragossa is one of our favorites. Selected to excel…

  • Lettuce, Stoke (Organic)


    Crunchy dark-green stars in the garden. Stoke loves cool weather and produces sweet leaves perfect for any salad or sandwich. A very hardy variety that is capable of overwintering in the south of England with no protection (minimum temperatures to 10°F). Old-school mini-romaine, similar to Little Gem, that may be an ancestor of the small lettuce craze that is so popular these days.

  • Organic white seeded samara Lettuce seedOrganic white seeded samara Lettuce seed

    Lettuce, White Seeded Samara (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Green Pink Leaf. 30 days baby; 50 full. Apple green leaf lettuce tinged with pink. White Seeded Samara has a unique style, a little like a savoyed butterhead but without the tight heads. Flavor and texture is great, providing a sweet loftiness with a slight crispness. Grows vigorously and survives cold, wet weather…

  • Lettuce Xingtai 16Lettuce Xingtai 16

    Lettuce, Xingtai 16 (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Green Leaf Stem/Celtuce. 60 days. At first Xingtai 16 presents as a somewhat normal looking romaine type lettuce, and can be eaten as salad with the familiar lettuce crunch. Leaves have a light green color and savoy texture. But, later in its development, the stems elongate and produce a crunchy delicacy known as…

  • Organic Ildkongen Marigold seedOrganic Ildkongen Marigold seed

    Marigold, Ildkongen (Organic)


    Tagetes patula. 65 days. We have been growing this stunning heritage marigold since 2007 and are excited to have enough harvested and cleaned to share. Ildkongen is not your average marigold. While other marigolds are short, Ildkongen forms tall bushy plants that grow to 4′ and produce lots of flowers right up until frost. Bloom…

  • Millet, Auksés

    Millet, Auksés (Organic)


    Setaria italica. Foxtail millet. Foxtail millet is the type used for bird food. Small seeds have yellow hulls that must be removed before humans can eat it (not an easy task). Very easy to grow, but difficult to save seed from unless you have zero birds in your garden (but who would want that?!). Try…

  • Millet Proso Juosves

    Millet, Juosves (Organic)


    Panicum miliaceum. Proso millet. Proso millet is a good edible grain for those with gluten allergies, if you can manage to hull it. Great as bird seed if you cannot. Large seeds have red-orange hulls. Juosves millet is very drought tolerant and is easy to grow. Sprays make attractive additions to bouquets. Variety given to…

  • Millet, Rudukes (Organic)


    Setaria italica. Foxtail millet. Easy to grow, small seeded variety with red-orange hulls. As with our other millet varieties, it is also great fermenting into beer for personal use or feeding to your chickens and ducks. Remove hull before you eat it. Drought resistant. Rudukes millet was given to us by the Lithuanian Ministry of…

  • Mustard, Green in Snow

    Mustard, Green in Snow (Organic)


    Brassica juncea. 20 days baby, 40 days full. This is our favorite winter mustard. It grows vigorously for us throughout the winter, bouncing back easily after our lows of 8°F. Very hot when raw, the heat all but disappears when cooked and leaves you with a good balanced mustardy flavor. Excellent pickled, simply by packing…

  • Oats, Föckinghauser (Organic)


    Avena sativa. An early maturing, fairly short and lodge resistant white oat with hulls. Used as an animal feed and for hay, or as a winter-kill cover crop in cold climates. Grows well mixed with spring barley and fed in combination for sheep, goats, horses, cows, chickens, ducks, geese, and rabbits. Bred by Wolfgang Kreimer…

  • Fehmel-Steig Onion

    Onion, Fehmel-Steig (Organic)


    Allium cepa. Yellow Storage. 100 days. Long Day. A pungent, yellow storage onion reportedly from Rheinland in Germany. Long day, storage type that stores well for over 6 months. Excelled in our 2016 trials of 12 varieties of storage onions, showing good uniformity of shape with hardly any doubles. Vigorous plants have leaves with unusually…

  • Organic Karmen Onion Seeds

    Onion, Karmen (Organic)


    Allium cepa. Red Storage. 100 days. Long Day. One of the best open pollinated red onions available. Medium-early and uniform. Dark red skin with good red color through all of the bulb layers. Known as a good storage type and we have certainly seen this to be true. Medium sweet flavor. It grows very well…

  • Organic Maria Nagy's Transylvanian Red Onion SeedOnion, Maria Nagy's Transylvanian Red (Organic)

    Onion, Maria Nagy’s Transylvanian Red (Organic)


    Allium cepa. Red Storage. 100 days. Long Day. A landrace red storage onion from a region of Transylvania that is famous for its storage onion production. Onions measure 3-4” across, produce well even with low fertility and water inputs, and store well through the following spring. Maria Nagy was one of the few subsistence farmers…

  • Maria Nagy's Transylvanian Yellow Onion Organic Seed

    Onion, Maria Nagy’s Transylvanian Yellow (Organic)


    Allium cepa. Yellow Storage. 100 days. Long Day. But of course every homestead farm also needs yellow onions! Our favorite Romanian seed steward, Maria Nagy, shared her yellow onion with us as well. Maria Nagy’s Transylvanian Yellow is very similar in appearance to the red strain (except, obviously, yellow) with 3- 4” bulbs and some…

  • Onion, Rose de Roscoff Keravel (Organic)


    Allium cepa. Pink Storage. 105 days. Long Day. The pretty rosy-pink skin of this onion is not the only thing that sets it apart. Flavor is both delicately sweet and piquant, complex yet not overpowering. White flesh with light pink layers. Good for braiding and long storage. Rose de Roscoff Keravel is a selection of…

  • Onion, Rossa di Toscana (Organic)


    Allium cepa. Red. 120 days. Long Day. These beautiful, dark red Italian onions can get very large and still maintain good storage quality through February. Classic flattened cipollini shape. White and red layered flesh is very pungent. Strong necks are good for braiding. Studies conducted at the University of Perugia’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences showed…

  • Organic Cilician Parsley Seed

    Parsley, Cilician (Organic)


    Petroselinum crispum. A very rare and special parsley originally from a medieval kingdom located in what is present-day Syria and Turkey, and brought to North America via Cyprus. Cilician parsley has a more ferny leaf type, with an intense flavor that makes a great addition to any dish calling for parsley. Tolerates shade well, possibly…

  • Organic Einfache Schnitt 3 Parsley Seed

    Parsley, Einfache Schnitt 3 (Organic)


    Petroselinum crispum. Translates from German as ‘easy cut,’ which proves to be very true. Incredibly flavorful and hardy, the dark green, flat leaves grow upright allowing for easy harvest and built-in rot resistance. High quality, marketable appearance and healthy year-round, even in the dead of winter. Several local organic growers have sung the praises of…