Seed Ambassadors Reintroductions

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  • Amaranth, Miriah Leaf (Organic)

    Amaranth, Miriah Leaf (Organic)


    Amaranthus tricolor. Leaf. 25-50 days. A beautiful red-veined green leaf amaranth for salad and cooking. The leaf backs of Miriah Leaf are all red, adding a unique color to salad. A heat tolerant spinach substitute that is popular in Asia and Latin America. Also good cooked or pickled. Years ago we tasted a kimchi made…

  • Amaranth, Rodale Red Leaf Grain (Organic)


    Amaranthus sp. Leaf/Flower/Grain. 45 days leaf; 90-100 days grain. Our renamed selection from variable material that originally came from the Rodale Institute in the early 1980s, and more recently from seed saver and author Suzanne Ashworth in California with the name Red Leaf Grain. Rodale Red Leaf Grain amaranth is strikingly beautiful with deep red…

  • Red Arrow Purple Sprouting BroccoliRed Arrow Purple Sprouting Broccoli

    Broccoli, Red Arrow Purple Sprouting (Organic)


    Brassica oleracea. 210-240 days. Overwintering purple sprouting broccoli (PSB) is a very special treat for mild winter climate zones. Along with overwintering cauliflower, PSB is a superb food source during the hunger gap of March – April (at least for those of us whose winters do not usually drop below 15°F). With clusters of vibrant…

  • Wade Bush Snap Bean

    Bush Snap Bean, Wade (Organic)


    Phaseolus vulgaris. Green Pods. 60 days. A classic dark green, bush snap bean with smooth, round 6-7” long pods. With its high yields and dependability, we recommend this bean as a market farm production variety. Excellent when eaten fresh, frozen, or canned. The pods hold well once picked so they make it to market in…

  • Organic Piedmont Corn Salad SeedOrganic Piedmont Corn Salad Seed

    Corn Salad, Piedmont (Organic)


    Valerianella locusta. 45 days. Winter hardy, yet tender and mild flavored salad green that has a nice subtle hint of nuttiness with a floral perfume. Plants form a small rosette of strap-shaped, light-green, 4″ leaves. Usually grown autumn through spring, the very hardy plants easily overwinter in our field. Piedmont is a large seeded, larger…

  • Cress, Dutch Broadleaf

    Cress, Dutch Broadleaf (Organic)


    Lepidium sativum. 30 days. Very large, broad leaves for a garden cress, with nice wavy edges. Fairly slow to bolt. Good hot mustard flavor reminiscent of wasabi without too much spice. Makes a substantial addition to salad mix. Dutch Broadleaf cress is great on sandwiches, and we especially enjoy its peppery addition to BLTs. An…

  • Organic Aprovecho Select Fava Bean Seeds

    Fava Bean, Aprovecho Select (Organic)


    Vicia faba. The legendary fava! The biggest fava bean seed we have ever seen and the taste is delicious. The giant plants yield heavily with pods containing four big green seeds each. The young leaves and shoots also make a delicious salad green. Nearly lost forever, or at least from commerce, this fava bean is…

  • Flint Corn, Saskatoon White (Organic)


    Zea mays. Flint. 70-80 days. The earliest dry corn we have ever grown. Reliable and delicious, although not high yielding. We consider it our fail safe insurance corn crop for cold years when late spring rains prevent planting and/or early fall rains set in. Very short plants have one or two small, slender ears of…

  • Kale, Russian Frills (Organic)


    Brassica napus. 25 days baby, 50 days full. An extremely frilly red Russian type. Appears to have frills on frills upon frills. Seems to be more resistant to aphids and heat than other kales. Good for making high volume bunches easily. Also great for salad mix before the frills start truly frilling. A reintroduction of…

  • Lettuce, Brown Goldring (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Bronze Romaine. 30 days baby; 55 full. Similar to Bunyards Matchless with more compact growth, slightly frilled leaf margins and dark green, crunchy leaves with bronze tips. Excellent sweet flavor. Plant breeder and author, Carol Deppe, says it has the best flavor of any lettuce she’s ever tasted. (!!!) Very cold hardy, needing…

  • Lettuce, Cindy (Organic)

    Lettuce, Cindy (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Green Butterhead. 55 days. Large, light-green butterhead that produces high quality heads with a delicate buttery texture and sweet, nutty taste. Bred for spring or summer production with good bolt resistance. This excellent variety outperformed every other lettuce we planted in our fall trial of 20 varieties. European commercial variety dropped from the…

  • Onion, Franzisco (Organic)


    Allium cepa. Yellow Storage. 105 days. Long Day. Long day yellow storage onion that consistently performs well in our trials. Reliably produces perfectly round 5” bulbs with tight wrappers perfect for extended storage. Franzisco is famous for its high yield potential and strong root systems that are resilient under many growing conditions including dry farming….

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    Pole Snap Bean, Oregon Giant (Organic)


    Phaseolus vulgaris. Semi-flat Speckled Green Pods. 65 days. This is the bean that introduced us to multi-purpose beans. Oregon Giant Pole Snap Beans have great texture and flavor as a snap bean when young, as a shelling bean when more mature, and as a dry bean when fully mature. We like to cook pods when…

  • Sunnybrook Pimento Sweet Pepper

    Sweet Pepper, Sunnybrook Pimento (Organic)


    Capsicum annuum. Green to Red. 60 days. This is the best sweet pepper we have found for short season areas. Short plants ripen medium-thick-walled, early, sweet, blocky-round type fruit a full 2 weeks earlier than other peppers. They continue to mature smaller fruit – somewhere between golf ball and tennis ball sized – throughout the…

  • Tomato, Fakel (Organic)

    Tomato, Fakel (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. Red Paste. 70-75 days. Det. Deep red, 2 ½” slightly oval, 2-3 oz fruit with exceptional sweet flavor on vigorous plants that are extremely prolific, even in cool conditions. Juicy and thick walled, these paste-type fruit are good for processing and also fresh eating. Fruit detaches without calyx. Russian variety, first brought from…

  • Tomato, Jory (Organic)

    Tomato, Jory (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. Red Paste. 60 days. Indet. This tomato had us at Hello! Vigorous vines produce a truly multi-use tomato. Oxheart shaped but much earlier than any other oxheart we have grown. When irrigated well it is incredibly juicy, sweet and delicious, and very high yielding of 8-12 oz fruit. Produces extremely well late into…

  • Tomato, Sweet Cherriette (Organic)

    Tomato, Sweet Cherriette (Organic)


    Solanum sp. Red Currant. 35 days. Indet. Dwarf. Probably an interspecific cross of S. esculentum and S. pimpinellifolium. A delightful discovery for us from an old packet from Peters Seed and Research given to us by our friends at Bountiful Gardens. Almost always the first tomato of the season for us, sometimes by two whole…

  • Watermelon, Winter King and Queen (Organic)

    Watermelon, Winter King and Queen (Organic)


    Citrullus lanatus. 90-100 days. A unique and rare winter keeper type watermelon. With light-green skin and pink-red flesh, these melons have a good sweetness and excellent flavor. Some refer to this type as a Christmas watermelon because once picked, it can be stored into December. We have eaten them for Thanksgiving and later into winter….

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    Wheat, Maris Widgeon (Organic)


    Triticum aestivum. Red Winter. Moderately tall, winter type bread wheat that has a semi-hard, golden orange grain. Even though it lacks the high protein of modern reds, it is a great variety for making bread and we consider it to also be a good all-purpose flour. Very productive and tall enough to organically choke out…