Adaptive Seeds

Pacific Northwest Varieties

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  • Amaranth, Sunset Goldilocks (Organic)

    Amaranth, Sunset Goldilocks (Organic)

    $3.00$60.00
    Amaranthus sp. Grain. 45 days leaf; 90 grain.

    Stocky plants grow 4-5′ tall for us, producing mostly light-gold heads packed with tiny blond seeds. Occasional bi-colored magenta plants are very beautiful and would be worth growing as an ornamental crop. Very early for a grain amaranth. Leaves can also be eaten raw when young or cooked like spinach when more mature. After plants are cut at the base for seed harvest, we have seen new leaves re-sprout, producing even more food! Overall a really great variety. We received it as a variable mix called Sunset Dwarf from Bountiful Gardens, grown at Golden Rule Garden. We re-selected heavily to eliminate any tall red plants and named it Sunset Goldilocks, since it has golden locks, and is not too tall and not too short. Enjoy!


  • Broccoli, Nutribud

    Broccoli, Nutribud

    $3.50$9.50
    Brassica oleracea. 55-70 days.

    A great open pollinated broccoli bred in Oregon by plant breeder Dr. Alan Kapuler of Peace Seeds. This is the broccoli to grow for flavor. The sweetest, richest and possibly the most nutritious broccoli for spring and fall. We had a group of middle school kids eating this broccoli raw out of the garden! Deep-green florets, central head and prolific side shoots make this an excellent variety for the home gardener. Tested high in free glutamine, which is a building block of protein, a powerful energy source for the brain, and an important healing nutrient for the body. Not the largest heads and it doesn’t like hot weather.

    Seed produced by Turnip the Beet Farm in Lorane, Oregon.

    As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.


  • Broccoli, Umpqua

    Broccoli, Umpqua (Organic)

    $3.50$18.00
    Brassica oleracea. 50-70 days.

    Excellent blue-green color. 6-8” heads, good side shoot production. Early to size up from spring planting yet resists premature bolting. Beautiful and stress tolerant, especially for an OP. This spring and fall broccoli was bred by Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research.

    Seed produced by Uprising Organics in Acme, Washington.

    As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.


  • Beers Bean

    Bush Dry Bean, Beers (Organic)

    $3.50$7.50
    Phaseolus vulgaris. Yellow/Tan. 90 days.

    Who would have thought that there was an Oregon Coast heirloom dry bean! We thought it must be good because growing dry beans on the Oregon coast is not easy. Given to us at a seed swap by a woman who had been growing it for many years near Lincoln City. Not named for the Beers Family folk band of the 1960s, and not because it makes you thirsty, but for Charles and Priscilla Beers who brought the bean from Nebraska to the Oregon Coast in 1895. Though a pairing with the beverage of the same name would probably work out just fine. Beans are a dark tan/yellow color, similar to Arikara, but plants are more productive and a little later to mature – 100 days on the coast, 90 days inland. A multipurpose bean that is good in any bean recipe.


  • Nez Perce Dry Bean
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    Bush Dry Bean, Nez Perce (Organic)

    $3.50$7.50
    Phaseolus vulgaris. Golden Brown. 80 days.

    A light golden-brown, small dry bean rivaling other beans for early maturity. With its mild and creamy flavor, Nez Perce is a good all-purpose bean, and especially delightful when cooked as refried beans. Similar to Indian Woman Yellow, but smaller and with a lighter colored seed coat.Very reliable and easy to grow in cool summer or short season areas. Short bushy plants show indeterminate growth but are easily harvested once most of the pods have dried down. As the name suggests, it is believed to originate with the Nez Perce tribe in Eastern Oregon and Idaho, however the bean’s history with the tribe is uncertain. Other similar bean varieties were grown by tribes further east and the seed may have been brought by settlers to the area. Grown in northern Idaho in the 1930s by Henry Marcus Purnell and maintained for decades in Idaho by the Denny Family. Our strain of Nez Perce comes to us from seed savers Aline Crehore and Steve Trimmell, who run a small seed company here in Western Oregon called Green Journey Seed.


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    Bush Dry Bean, Titus Cannellini (Organic)

    $3.50$60.00
    Phaseolus vulgaris. White. 95 days.

    Customers at market frequently asked us for cannellini beans and we know why: the pure white beans are delicious and creamy, yet hold their texture well when cooked. They pair amazingly well with our totem vegetable, kale, and shine in minestrone, Sarah’s favorite soup. We had tried growing a few varieties but had always found them too late maturing for our needs. Enter Tom Titus, biologist, friend of The Seed Ambassadors Project, seed saver, and author of Blackberries in July. Tom brought seeds from the cannellini bean his mother had been growing for 30 years in our area to a seed swap we attended, and after growing them out we realized this was what we had been waiting for. One of the best things about this bean is that it doesn’t shatter during harvest. Many heritage bean varieties drop beans on the ground before all the pods ripen, but the Titus Cannellini beans stay in the pod until harvest, perhaps making them the best variety we offer for market growers.


  • Bush Dry Bean, Whipple (Organic)

    Bush Dry Bean, Whipple (Organic)

    $3.50$60.00
    Phaseolus vulgaris. Purple Speckled. 95 days.

    Great rich flavor when cooked, it is especially good in chili. This bean is on our short list of favorite bean varieties that are adapted to the Pacific Northwest. Vigorous bush plants may have short runners. The beans themselves resemble Early Warwick but are larger and a darker maroon color. The Whipple family, for which this bean is named, worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr. before moving to Douglas County, Oregon, in the 1970s. Eventually this bean was introduced to local growers and gardeners via seed swaps.


  • Wolverine’s Orca Bush Dry Bean

    Bush Dry Bean, Wolverine’s Orca (Organic)

    $3.50$60.00
    Phaseolus vulgaris. Black and White. 90 days.

    Orca/Calypso/Yin Yang beans are so eye-catching people seem to fall in love at first sight. After growing them for a few years, we’re still enamored with these beans. Fat pods and large, round beans are meatier than most dry beans we grow. This strain has been passed on to us through a series of seed stewards, and can be traced back to Secwepemc elder Wolverine William Ignace, who has been growing this bean since about 1985. In addition to being a dedicated seed saver, Wolverine has been a lifelong crusader for indigenous land rights and sovereignty, both internationally and in his native British Columbia, Canada. Now in his 80s, Wolverine tends 8 acres of land, and through his project, Nourish the Nation, gives away almost the entirety of his harvest to elders in autonomous communities, single families, and people defending their traditional territories against devastating extraction projects. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of this bean will go to support Wolverine’s ongoing efforts.


  • Cilantro, Standby (Organic)

    Cilantro, Standby (Organic)

    $3.50$20.00
    Coriandrum sativum.

    A must-have in the herb garden! Its bright flavor freshens up any meal and is essential in many cuisines worldwide – especially Latin American, Middle Eastern, Southeast and South Asian. Very hardy and slow bolting. Excellent for sowing in the late fall for winter leaf harvest or early yield of seeds the following year. Seeds have an excellent strong, lime-like flavor. Bred by Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research, in Riddle, Oregon.


  • Cosmos, Buddha's Hand (Organic)

    Cosmos, Buddha’s Hand (Organic)

    $3.25$6.25
    Cosmos sulphureus.

    Mostly semi-double fiery orange blooms on 3-4′ tall plants that flower early. 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 from an unknown source. Possibly pulled out of a dwarf bright lights mix, but we will never know for sure. We love mystery and we love this flower.


  • Fast Lady Cowpea

    Cowpea, Fast Lady Northern Southern Pea (Organic)

    $3.50$7.50
    Vigna unguiculata. White. 65 days fresh, 90 dry.

    An excellent, productive, early variety of white seeded cowpea. Beans have a creamy texture and do not require soaking before cooking. Pods are solid and held well above the ground on compact upright bushes so they can take some wet weather and not succumb to mold. Beautiful yellow flowers that pollinators go nuts for – but not to pollinate. Instead, they seem to drink the nectar of the plant at the base of the closed flower. Our crops have two good flushes of pods. The early pods hold until the later ones were ready, making this bean extra productive and easy to harvest. Bred by Carol Deppe who selected it to thrive in our cool Oregon summers. As we learned in 2015, it can also handle the heat of summer that is becoming our norm.

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  • Cucumber, Mideast Peace

    Cucumber, Mideast Peace (Organic)

    $3.50$12.50
    Cucumis sativus. Slicing. 50-60 days.

    Middle Eastern/Mediterranean type cucumber – bright green skin, smooth, mild flavor – with amazing sweet flavor, texture, productivity and appearance. Nobody needs to grow the American type of cucumber – dark-green, bumpy, prone to bitterness – when there are delicious gems like this. Thin, light-green skin is remarkably tender yet durable. The 6-7″ fruits can be harvested small for pickling or sized up for salad and slicing. Early production and prolific even in cool weather. One interesting trait of Middle Eastern types is that they keep very well and taste great even when the skin gets a little wrinkled. A selection developed by Dr. Alan Kapuler of Peace Seeds in Corvallis, Oregon.


  • Dent Corn, Open Oak Party Mix

    Dent Corn, Open Oak Party Mix (Organic)

    $3.80$73.30
    Zea mays. Dent. 90-100 days.

    Our main crop field corn that we grow for cornmeal, flour and for making masa. This is the best corn we offer for nixtamalization and making your own hominy or pozole. After grinding, we sometimes sift out the coarse polenta from the flour and we have two different staple foods from a single crop. Selected for large, thick, early ears that range in color from yellow to orange to red. We especially love the ears that are dark orange with yellow caps because it gives the illusion of a burning flame. All single colored ears, which is useful for zeroing in on the particular flavor of each color. High yielding when given good fertility. A semi-flinty dent type selected from a freely crossed population of Wapsie Valley Dent, Vermont Flint, Garland Flint, Italian Polenta and several unnamed dent varieties from a University of Wisconsin breeding project for nutrition. This is a diverse population, still purposefully variable. We are excited to improve it continuously through selection.

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  • Mt Adams Dill

    Dill, Mt Adams (Organic)

    $3.80$12.50
    Anethum graveolens. 35 days.

    Dill is a must have in any garden. 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 produced for distilling into essential oil, as a seed crop, and for fresh markets. We picked up this variety from a seed swap in Bingen, Washington, where a local homesteader had been saving seed from this variety for 20 years.


  • Endive, Bellesque (Organic)

    Endive, Bellesque (Organic)

    $3.25$6.00
    Cichorium endivia. 55-65 days.

    This is a great dual-purpose frisée type – baby leaf greens when young and full heads when older. Long, frilly green leaves have a crunchy white midrib for great texture. Flavor provides mild sweetness and mild bitterness at the same time which makes it a joy to eat for those of us that love endive. Bellesque was bred by none other than John Navazio, selected for cold tolerance (fall/spring production) in the area around Bellingham, Washington, for which the variety is named.


  • Fava Bean, Aprovecho Select (Organic)
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    Fava Bean, Aprovecho Select (Organic)

    5 out of 5
    $3.80
    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 one of the best and it was difficult tracking it down. We searched for years and found only two people that had any seed left. These last two sources were our friends Taylor Zeigler of Eugene, Oregon and Heike-Marie Eubanks of Myrtle Point, Oregon, two paragons of the Oregon seed saving scene. Selected for hardiness and flavor by Ianto Evans at Aprovecho Research Center in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Both Ianto and Aprovecho are pillars of the permaculture and appropriate technology movement. It is a delight to have this fava bean in our catalog.


  • Fava Bean, Ianto's Return (Organic)

    Fava Bean, Ianto’s Return (Organic)

    $3.80
    Vicia faba.

    Mostly large seeds of many colors ranging from tan, yellow, purple, lavender-tan to almost black. High culinary value and adaptive resilience—hangs tough in our winters when most fava varieties wither in the cold. Big plants with many tillers. Young leaves and shoots also make a tasty salad green. Strongly selected for over-wintering by Nick Routledge and Adaptive Seeds in the Willamette Valley since 2007. Interbreeding population of many strains from Ianto Evans’ original fava diversity.

    Seed produced by Taproot Growers in Springfield, Oregon.


  • fava sweet lorane

    Fava Bean, Sweet Lorane (Organic)

    $3.80$30.00
    Vicia faba.

    Small seeded favas are usually relegated to cover crop status, but Sweet Lorane was selected to have good, sweet flavor, so it’s an excellent choice for a dual-purpose crop to feed both the soil and the gardener. The flavor is excellent and is especially delicious in fava hummus. Usually sown in autumn for cover cropping and for higher yields, favas may also be spring sown. Extremely winter hardy – we have seen this variety muster through winter temps of 0ºF with only a few inches of snow for protection. When grown as a dry bean, Sweet Lorane is less prone to splitting during harvest than the larger seeded types. Bred by Steve Solomon in the 1980s and re-selected more recently by Alan Adesse right here in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

    Seed produced by Lonesome Whistle Farm in Junction City, Oregon.


  • Flint Corn, Cascade Ruby-Gold (Organic)

    Flint Corn, Cascade Ruby-Gold (Organic)

    5 out of 5
    $3.80$75.30
    Zea mays. Flint. 85 days.

    This has become the corn of legends. Perfect for our taste buds and Pacific Northwest climate, it is difficult to describe without sounding overzealous. Not only does this variety produce the tastiest polenta and cornmeal we have ever tried, but it was bred just across the valley from us by our friend Carol Deppe in Corvallis, Oregon. An 8-12 row flint corn related to Abenaki and Byron flint. It brings the best traits from both combining the general awesomeness of Abenaki minus the pale yellow ears, and from Byron, the wonderful gold-orange color and excellent husk coverage. Ears are smaller than Abenaki. Throw in some more genius selection by Carol and you get a flint corn that makes bright gold polenta with pretty red flecks that quickly became a hot seller. Each plant will produce one of many options of single color ears ranging from bright-yellow, maple-gold, red-orange to deepest red. Separate out the colors for cooking and get a range of delicious and distinct flavors from one crop. Find out more in Carol’s book, The Resilient Gardner.

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  • Ground Cherry, Otto's Brush Creek (Organic)

    Ground Cherry, Otto’s Brush Creek (Organic)

    $3.25$18.00
    Physalis pubescens.

    These are one of our favorite things to snack on while walking through the garden. Little, golden husked fruits look like tiny tomatillos but have a deliciously fruity tropical flavor. Some compare them to peaches, others to pineapple. We have been told that you can make a delicious preserve out of them. We simply wait for them to fall off the plant when we’re sure they are ripe and eat them. Ground cherries have a long history in the garden and we found this strain growing semi-wild in our backyard, one of many interesting things that came along with the property when we moved here in 2009 (a list that also includes our beloved cat Meowstein, a 1930s dump truck in the creek, an opossum hide in the barn, and some awesome wallpaper in the kitchen). We suspect it’s been here for decades, as the farm’s previous owner, Otto Shockey, was an avid gardener. Every year a few plants pop up and take care of themselves. If you like a little wild character in your garden, these are perfect to have self-perpetuating along side the borage, arugula, burdock, scorzonera, and mustard.


  • Hot Pepper, Adaptive Early Thai Grex (Organic)

    Hot Pepper, Adaptive Early Thai (Organic)

    $3.80$23.80
    Capsicum annuum. Very Hot. 90 days.

    Our first year working on a farm was in 2003, in Willow Creek, California. That year Andrew saved his first seeds, too: an heirloom tomato; lavender; and a Thai pepper. Now, 14 years later, the legacy of that first saved seed lives on in the Adaptive Early Thai pepper. We’ve been growing out this seed over the years, sometimes crossing in new Thai types, in an effort to create an earlier maturing Thai pepper. There is some variation in this population, but it centers very strongly on a Thai pepper theme: 2-3″ long, slender, pointy peppers that are hot and perfect in nam phrik, the hot pepper condiment found on every Thai table. In 2012, we grew our Adaptive Thai peppers next to a Thai pepper from a Thai commercial seed pack. The Thai commercial seed produced huge bushes blanketed with peppers, but not one of them ripened before frost. The Adaptive Thai pepper plants were a bit smaller in stature, fruits were a bit larger, and nearly every one of them ripened by frost. It is one of our biggest joys to adapt a previously difficult to grow variety to a new climate. Thank you all for supporting us in this effort!


  • Bear Necessities Kale

    Kale, Bear Necessities (Organic)

    $3.80$22.00
    Brassica napus.

    A finely serrated frilly kale with a tender texture that makes it suitable for salad mix throughout its life. Great cold tolerant salad mix item that is mild, very sweet and adds a lot of volume. Larger leaves are also good for cooking/bunching. We’ve heard reports that super frilly leaves may be confusing to swede midge, a pest that’s becoming a serious problem for growers on the East Coast, which gives this variety a leg up on other kales. Leaves vary in color from green to purple but all plants in this Tim Peters-bred population have the super frilly, skeletal leaf type. Derived from Russian and Siberian kales (B. napus) crossed with mizuna (B. rapa).

    As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.


  • dazzling blue kale
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    Kale, Dazzling Blue Lacinato (Organic)

    $3.80$12.80
    Brassica oleracea.

    We’ve finally found a Lacinato/Dino/Italian type kale that’s special enough to add to our catalog. We present to you Dazzling Blue Lacinato, a kale that really lives up to its name. Captivating blue-green leaves on vibrantly purple stems with that classic Lacinato leaf shape and all of the flavor. More vigorous than any Lacinato we have grown and out- shined all other kales at the Taproot Growers dry-farmed kale trial. Also has a well-earned reputation for being more winter hardy than the standard strains of Lacinato. This variety was bred in and for organic conditions by Hank Keogh of Avoca Seed, who just happens to be married to our General Manager, Jo Erikson.

    Seed produced by Wild Garden Seed in Philomath, Oregon.

    As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.

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  • gulag stars kale

    Kale, Gulag Stars (Organic)

    $3.80$22.00
    Brassica napus with Brassica rapa crosses.

    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; and skinny, short stems to broad, thick stems; and multiple combinations thereof. Occasional rapa leaf types vary from turnip-leaf to something that looks like a cross between pak choi and napa cabbage, though we have been selecting away from these rapa variations. Originally bud pollinated by Tim Peters in Oregon to bypass species incompatibility mechanisms. Interestingly, individual plants seem to self-pollinate well making selection of new varieties from the mix easier. We’re working to select new varieties of kale out of this crazy population and are currently collaborating with Lane Selman and chef Timothy Wastell of the Culinary Breeding Network. Keep an eye out in years to come for new delicious kale varieties that we’ll release as part of the Open Source Seed Initiative.

    As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.


  • north star polaris kale
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    Kale, North Star Polaris (Organic)

    $3.80$6.80
    Brassica napus.

    The first release from our breeding work coming out of the Gulag Stars population. In keeping with the stars theme, we give you North Star Polaris. This participatory project is inspired by the Culinary Breeding Network (CBN) and we are happy to have Lane Selman and Chef Tim Wastell help with selections. After separating out 15 single plant lines of Gulag Stars we discovered this selection and were quickly impressed. Not the most frilly or the most colorful, we did however keep coming back to it with the thought, this kale is so perfect. Makes great bunches with a jagged silver-green Russian/Siberian style. Ribs and veins are white – resembling the popular White Russian. Vigorous with a sweet flavor, the young leaves are also great for salad mix. A true dual-purpose kale. Winter hardy with lots of sweet leaves to harvest all winter long in Oregon. An explosion of growth occurs in the spring after overwintering and prior to bolting, filling the hunger gap with tons of food. We are selecting this variety for uniformity, however it still shows a small amount of variation.

    As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.


  • Russian Frills Kale

    Kale, Russian Frills (Organic)

    $3.80$36.00
    Brassica napus.

    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 a nearly extinct Oregon variety bred by Tim Peters in Douglas County, Oregon. Commercially lost in the US, but we found it in Belgium with Seedsman Peter Bauwens.

    Seed produced by Uprising Organics in Acme, Washington.

    As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.


  • Western Front Kale

    Kale, Western Front (Organic)

    $3.80$22.00
    Brassica napus.

    A selection made by Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research in Oregon for the most cold hardy kale available. Selected from the 10% of survivors of hard freezes that killed all others including Scotch, Russian and Siberian kales. It has some variation, a few white stemmed plants and some broadleaf types, but mostly with a classic red Russian theme. Noted to have a higher rate of perennial regrowth. Perfect for the winter rotation as it grows actively through the winter unlike many other kales.

    As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.


  • Lettuce, Flashy Butter Gem

    Lettuce, Flashy Butter Gem (Organic)

    $3.50$6.50
    Lactuca sativa. Speckled. 30 days baby; 50 full.

    What we expected was a perfect, sweet Little Gem type lettuce with cool red speckles and more buttery texture. We got all of that and more! We waited a week after Little Gem size but they didn’t bolt, just got bigger and more colorful. Versatile and can be harvested as a mini-head or full size with no sacrifice on flavor or texture. A gourmet quality lettuce for salad mix and medium-sized heads to wow friends or market customers. Excellent planted spring, summer and fall. Not the hardiest in our 2010 winter trial but it lasted fairly well into the cold rainy season. Another excellent Frank Morton original, bred right here in Oregon.

    Seed produced by Wild Garden Seeds in Philomath, Oregon.

     

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  • Lettuce, Hyper Red Rumple Waved

    Lettuce, Hyper Red Rumple Waved (Organic)

    $3.50$6.50
    Lactuca sativa. Red Leaf. 30 days baby; 50 full.

    Unconventional red leaf lettuce that is very red and very rumpled. Leaf texture is similar to Bloomsdale spinach, but deep dark red and lettucey. Great for salad mixes and as a head lettuce. Very hardy and the red color is partly responsible. The antioxidant anthocyanin causes the color and also fights the diseases of cold wet weather. Good resistance to Sclerotinia and downy mildew, two common lettuce diseases for seed growers in Oregon. Developed by Frank Morton, a great independent public domain plant breeder, of Wild Garden Seeds.

    Seed produced by Wild Garden Seeds in Philomath, Oregon.

     

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  • Slogun Lettuce

    Lettuce, Slogun (Organic)

    $3.50$6.50
    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 you to decide to eat a BLT and it will wait for the tomatoes to come on too. We eat a lot of BLT’s when Slogun is around. The slowest bolting lettuce we have successfully produced seed for. An old Tim Peters variety that comes to us via Turtle Tree Seeds.


  • Melon, Farthest North Galia (Organic)

    Melon, Farthest North Galia (Organic)

    $3.50$37.00
    Cucumis melo. 65 days.

    Our selection from the Farthest North Mix that has been in the making since we crossed Galia F1 into the mix over 7 years ago. Still a genepool mix that has been selected for small, round, green-fleshed melons. Our goal is to breed a small fruited super early, super sweet galia/passport type melon sometimes referred to as tropical melons. The color and size are mostly stable so far, however the rind style and flavor profile is still variable. Some taste a lot like the galia-type and some still have a charentais-like flavor, which is also good. A modern landrace that can still be selected by all you seed savers to create many new varieties. Here’s to open source genetics!


  • Melon, Farthest North Mix (Organic)

    Melon, Farthest North Mix (Organic)

    $3.50$18.50
    Cucumis melo. 65 days.

    A diverse genepool mix of ultra early, cool weather tolerant melons. Small, single-serving baseball size melons vary in color as well as texture and flavor. The earliest short-season variety we have found. Ripens outdoors in Denmark! Developed by Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research in Riddle, Oregon.