Winter Garden Varieties

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  • Adaptive Seeds Cool Season Lettuce Mix

    Adaptive Seeds Cool Season Lettuce Mix (Organic)


    Lactuca sativa. 28 days. Seasonal lettuce mixes are a great way to achieve culinary and growing success. This mix is best sown in spring (March-April) and autumn (September-October), and includes varieties that have shown excellence in our spring and fall lettuce trials. All varieties will germinate in diverse soil conditions and are cool weather tolerant….

  • Alexanders Greens
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    Organic Alexanders Greens seed

    Alexanders (Organic)


    Smyrnium olusatrum. Perennial/Biennial. This plant goes by many names and has a long history, possibly going back to Alexander The Great. Ancient Romans ate the leaves, stems, roots, and flower buds as vegetables. Leaves are comparable to a mild-flavored parsley, and are tasty in salad or used as an herb. Large, yellow-flowered umbel blooms are highly…

  • Tuscan Arugula

    Arugula, Tuscan (Organic)


    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…

  • Chioggia BeetChioggia Beet

    Beet, Chioggia (Organic)


    Beta vulgaris. Round Pink/White Rings. 65 days. In our days as market growers, Chioggia beets were by far our customers’ favorite, and we loved them too. Dark pink on the outside, the inside features concentric rings of pink and white. The candy cane like appearance is as pretty as it is fun. But Chioggia charms…

  • Beet, Lutz Green Leaf

    Beet, Lutz Green Leaf (Organic)


    Beta vulgaris. Round Red. 70-90 days. An old standby winter storage beet with vibrant red roots and pale green leaves. Some Lutz strains commonly available have red leaves and stems – we are offering the original green-stemmed variety whose leaves have much better flavor. Our friend Avram Drucker of Garlicana, who stewarded this variety for…

  • organic Demi-Hâtive de Malines Belgian endive seedOrganic Belgian Endive Demi-Hative De Malines seeds

    Belgian Endive, Demi-Hâtive de Malines (Organic)


    Cichorium intybus. Belgian / forcing type. 90 days for root; up to 260 days for forcing. Delicious Belgian / Witloof type endive, that can easily be forced in simple production conditions. Belgian endives are grown during the main season (direct sown in June). Roots are then dug in early fall and forced in darkness (either…

  • 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…

  • Brussels Sprouts, Darkmar 21 (Organic)


    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…

  • Brussels Sprouts, Early Half Tall (Organic)


    Brassica oleracea. Green. 100-200 days. Forgot to sow your Brussels sprouts in spring? All is not lost! With Early Half Tall, you can sow in June and still get a crop of sprouts by autumn. For a good early rotation of this winter garden delight, sow in March or April – sprouts are harvestable as…

  • Brussels Sprouts, Red Bull (Organic)


    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….

  • Burdock, Okinawa Long

    Burdock, Okinawa Long (Organic)


    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…

  • cabbage amarant

    Cabbage, Amarant (Organic)


    Brassica oleracea. 75-90 days. Gorgeous, early, dark red cabbage with dense, compact heads. Good crunchy and juicy texture. Outer leaves have a lovely silver shimmer that seems to deter aphids, helping this variety to perform well even under high summer temperatures that typically stress out other Brassicas. A good selection for early and main season…

  • January King Cabbage

    Cabbage, January King (Organic)


    Brassica oleracea. 160-210 days. January King certainly reigns supreme amongst winter cabbages. Beautiful purplish plants form light green winter savoy type heads with purple outer leaves. When growing for our winter CSA, we relied on this variety for its firm, semi-flat, well-filled, 3-5 lb heads from January into March. We sourced several strains with a…

  • Winter King Savoy Cabbage

    Cabbage, Winter King Savoy (Organic)


    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…

  • Calendula, Bronzed Beauty (Organic)


    Calendula officinalis. 60 days. Pale peach with some copper undertones, Bronzed Beauty Calendula offers a unique coloration when compared to the standard orange and yellow calendula color spectrum. Petals are cream on the top and coppery red on the back. Flower center is a nice chocolate brown. This variety is great for people who want…

  • Organic Erferter Calendula SeedOrganic Erfurter Orange Calendula Seed

    Calendula, Erfurter (Organic)


    Calendula officinalis. 65-70 days. Perennial in zones 8-10. Fully double, bright orange flowers on 18-24” plants. Erfurter is a preferred variety for commercial production in the US, with larger flowers and a somewhat higher resin content than Resina. Also blooms profusely, but not as prolifically as Resina. Petals can be used to make a natural…

  • Organic Resina Calendula Seed

    Calendula, Resina (Organic)


    Calendula officinalis. 60-65 days. Perennial in zones 8-10. A very fine strain of calendula for medicinal use, and as a self-sowing, short-lived perennial flower. Highly productive plants produce medium-sized flowers with two rows of resin-rich petals. Plants have either soft orange or bright yellow flowers with small centers. Fairly hardy in our climate, Resina often…

  • Organic Cardoon, Plein Blanc Inerme Blanco seed

    Cardoon, Plein Blanc Inerme Blanco (Organic)


    Cynara cardunculus. Perennial in zones 7-10. Related to the artichoke but grown instead for the leaf midribs (technically petioles) that are eaten after blanching. White, thornless leaf midribs grow tall and are extra thick. Vigorous upright growth results in partial self-blanching, giving Plein Blanc Inerme Blanco Cardoon a higher culinary value than more traditional varieties….

  • Organic Danvers 126 Carrot seedsOrganic Danvers 126 Carrot Seed

    Carrot, Danvers 126 (Organic)


    Daucus carota. 70-75 days. With its broad-shouldered, conical, orange roots, Danvers 126 carrot is a garden standby that has been around since 1886. Similar to Red Core Chantenay but less blocky and a little more tender, however not as tender as Nantes types. Good for year round carrot production. Split resistant roots grow to about…

  • Organic Red Core Chantenay Carrot SeedsOrganic Red Core Chantenay Carrot seeds

    Carrot, Red Core Chantenay (Organic)


    Daucus carota. 70 days. The ultimate carrot for winter cultivation and storage. Wide shoulders, dense flesh, and solid carrot flavor make it a preferred variety for processing and great for bulk and/or wholesale as the poundage adds up quickly. Grows well in heavy soil, strong tops and wedge shape make for easy harvest. This variety…

  • cauliflower prestige
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    Cauliflower, Prestige (Organic)


    Brassica oleracea. 200+ days. Overwintering cauliflower is one of the best kept secrets of the vegetable world. So tasty and so productive, it comes on right when it is needed during the spring hunger gap. Living in the Pacific Northwest, which is one of the few places on the planet where it can be easily…

  • Organic Purple Cape Cauliflower seed
    Cauliflower, Purple Cape

    Cauliflower, Purple Cape (Organic)


    Brassica oleracea. 200+ days. This overwintering purple cauliflower is another great crop for the hunger gap of late spring. Purple Cape, when sown in June or July, produces deep purple heads the following February through March. Produces much larger heads and more food than overwintering purple sprouting broccoli, and we are so happy to be…

  • Celeriac, Tellus (Organic)


    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…

  • Celery, Hollow Pipe of Malines

    Celery Leaf, Hollow Pipe of Malines (Organic)


    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…