Tim Peters

Tim Peters is a prolific independent plant breeder formerly based in Douglas County, Oregon. Here at Adaptive Seeds, we are delighted to carry many of his unique varieties. His former seed company, Peters Seed and Research, was an inspiration for us. He encouraged our early pursuits into seed stewardship.

Below is a list of varieties Tim bred that we currently sell at Adaptive Seeds. Thank you Tim!

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  • Organic Umpqua Broccoli Seed

    Broccoli, Umpqua (Organic)


    With its sublime blue-green color, Umpqua Broccoli looks delicious even from a distance. The robust plants have good side shoot production.

  • Organic Campanula, Dinner Bells seeds

    Campanula, Dinner Bells (Organic)


    Campanula medium. Biennial. Bell-shaped, 2-3″ flowers are good stuffed or whole in salad. Selected for edible flowers which are purple or white and pleasantly peppery. Biennial that blooms only in its second year, but flowers profusely and is well worth the wait. A type of Canterbury Bells Campanula selected by Tim Peters of Peters Seed…

  • Standby CilantroCilantro, Standby (Organic)

    Cilantro, Standby (Organic)


    Coriandrum sativum. A must-have in the herb garden! Standby cilantro’s bright flavor freshens up any meal and is essential in so many cuisines worldwide – especially Latin American, Middle Eastern, Southeast and South Asian. Very hardy and slow bolting, it is excellent sown year-round, and especially in the late fall for winter harvest or an…

  • Kale, Bear Necessities (Organic)


    Brassica napus. 25 days baby, 50 days full. A finely serrated frilly kale with a tender texture making it suitable for salad mix at all stages of growth. A great cold tolerant variety that is mild, very sweet and adds a lot of volume to salad mix. Larger leaves are also good for bunching and…

  • Organic Gulag Stars Kale seeds

    Kale, Gulag Stars (Organic)


    Brassica napus with Brassica rapa crosses. 25 days baby, 50-60 days full. Incredible diversity unlike anything else. A mix of napus kales that have been crossed with B. rapa. Napus leaf types vary through the color spectrum from brilliant red to green to white Russian types; from super frilly to broad-leafed shapes; from skinny, short…

  • 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…

  • Kale, Western Front (Organic)


    Brassica napus. 25 days baby, 50 days full. A selection made by Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research in Oregon for the most cold hardy kale available. Tim selected Western Front from the 10% of survivors of hard freezes that killed most other kales, including Scotch, Russian and Siberian types. It has some variation,…

  • Lettuce, Slogun (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. Green and Red Crisphead. 60-90 days. Heads are green with bronze tips, upright in stature, size up quickly but then can sit in the field for weeks before bolting. Great for folks that like to have lettuce in the garden but don’t like to eat it all at once. Slogun will wait for…

  • Organic Farthest North Melon Mix Seeds

    Melon, Farthest North Mix (Organic)


    Cucumis melo. 65 days. A diverse genepool mix of ultra early, cool weather tolerant melons. Small, single serving, baseball-to-softball-sized melons vary in color (lots of green-fleshed but also some orange) as well as texture and flavor. This melon is like a box of chocolates (thanks Forrest Gump!). You might not know what you’re going to…

  • Organic Sweet Freckles Melon seedOrganic Sweet Freckles melon seed

    Melon, Sweet Freckles (Organic)


    Cucumis melo.  80-90 days. Unique and delightful, Sweet Freckles Melon has a sweet aromatic flavor with a smooth, dense texture. Unusual and attractive appearance, which is pear-shaped and freckled. Vines are exceedingly vigorous and while the stem does not slip when ripe, the color changes from green to orange. Not the earliest melon but it…

  • Mustard, Oak Fire

    Mustard, Oak Fire (Organic)


    Brassica juncea. 20 days baby, 40 days full. A mix of gorgeous mustard greens perfect for salad mix. Or maybe it’s “georgeous,” which, to quote Urban Dictionary is “a transcendent beauty that forever consumes the hearts and minds of any who gaze at its stunning perfection.” Yes, that is a little hyperbolic for describing a…

  • Organic Mustard Spicy Curls seeds

    Mustard, Spicy Curls (Organic)


    Brassica juncea. 20 days baby, 40 days full. A very diverse and strikingly beautiful mix of curly and wavy, mostly red and purple leaves with good moderate heat. Great for salad or bunching greens. A favorite of ours for winter cooked greens, the heat vanishes once cooked and the rich flavor remains. Bred in Oregon…

  • Sorghum, M61 Perennial (Organic)


    Sorghum bicolor. 110 days. We received this beautiful grain from our friend Tim Peters back in 2005 when we drove around the back roads of Douglas County, Oregon collecting samples from his guerrilla perennial grain breeding projects. We saw many perennialized clumps growing back year after year and were intrigued. Although we have succeeded growing…

  • Tomato, Fireworks (Organic)

    Tomato, Fireworks (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 55-60 days. Det. One of the largest extra early tomatoes. Medium sized, red, juicy 3-6 oz globes on short manageable bushes. Good as an early production tomato due to its high percentage of perfect marketable fruit. Similar to Starfire (listed under Tomato, Main Season Red) but earlier and a little smaller. Bred by…

  • Tomato, Forest Fire (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 45-50 days. Det. Extra early tomato with attractive 2-3 oz red fruit on dwarf bushy plants. Firm and split resistant. Forest Fire is the perfect low maintenance first wave of a long tomato season. The three amigos here are: Forest Fire, Fireworks, and Starfire. They run the gamut from earlier and smaller to…

  • Tomato, Native Sun (Organic)

    Tomato, Native Sun (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. Yellow. 50-65 days. Det. Possibly the best super early yellow determinate tomato we have. Flavorful 3-4 oz lemon yellow fruit. As early as subarctic tomatoes with much more flavor and larger size. Multiple concentrated yields on healthy bushes. Crack resistant and blemish free. Oregon-bred by Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research.

  • Orange King Tomato

    Tomato, Orange King (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. Orange. 65 days. Det. One of the best producers of early 4-6 oz, meaty orange globes. Blemish free and durable fruit form on bushes that are easy to cage. A really excellent variety for market and it has great sweet, fruity flavor. There are a few varieties with this same name but this…

  • Organic Spring King tomato seed

    Tomato, Spring King (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 60-70 days. Det. Produces large, red globes that are slightly oblate. Dual purpose processing and slicing type. Very nice variety for its dark red color, good flavor and blemish-free fruit. When harvested, calyx stays with the plant, not the fruit. Dark green, healthy looking plants provide good leaf cover so there is less…

  • Tomato, Sunshine Cherry (Organic)

    Tomato, Sunshine Cherry (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. Yellow Cherry. 60 days. Indet. Medium-sized yellow cherry, high yields, good flavor. Great for market farmers. This tomato, along with Galina’s Cherry, is all a farm could ever need in a yellow cherry – it’s all we planted for yellow cherry production when we grew for market. Sunshine does it right. Originally from…

  • 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…