Seed sale to support The Agrarian Adventure

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Sheepnose Pimento Sweet Pepper

75 days. This is sweet pepper perfection! Peppers are 3 - 4" in diameter. Pimento peppers were widely grown before bell peppers came to dominate the sweet pepper scene. Pimento peppers are round and squat-shaped and are known for their sweet, fruity, aromatic flavor and early ripening. Erica has been eating sweet bell peppers directly from the garden for years, just like an apple. Then we grew Sheepnose Pimento—Its thick & juicy walls are so sweet and delicious that you’d think you were eating a piece of fruit! A family heirloom from Ohio. Listed on Slow Food USA's Ark of Taste. Keeps for a long time in the fridge. If you love sweet bell peppers, you will want to try Sheepnose Pimento!

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Wisconsin Lakes Sweet Pepper

75-85 days. Classic sweet bell pepper great for northern growers. Medium sized (4-5” long), fire engine red, all-purpose bell pepper with very sweet and crunchy walls. This pepper is productive and early maturing. Fruit can be picked green or red. Another great Midwest variety out of the University of Wisconsin, Madison! Bred by O.B. Combs in 1954 before our public universities switched exclusively to hybrid pepper breeding. Dwarf plants don’t need staking unless they have so many peppers that they begin to fall over! We eat this pepper in salads, stir fries and prepared any kind of way that sweet bell peppers are traditionally used. On our farm, extra peppers get frozen and turned into sweet pepper sauce – made just like hot pepper sauce imparting the fruity and savory flavors without the heat. This sauce warms up any cold February day. Seeds grown by Nature and Nurture Seeds.

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Perennial Arugula

50 days. Also known as Wild Roquette or Perennial Wall-Rocket, this biennial (or short-lived perennial) produces edible greens that taste similar to annual arugula. Perennial Arugula is a great addition to permaculture gardens because it re-seeds, filling in bare spaces with a wonderful edible plant. If you don’t desire re-seeding, cut off the flowers, otherwise it may spread too much. Grows 8 - 20” tall. Prefers well-drained soil and is drought tolerant. Coveted by chefs for its intense, unusual flavor. Perennial Arugula is a great addition to any mesclun mix.

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Burgess Buttercup Winter Squash

95 days. In pursuit of a great tasting buttercup squash, we decided to try Burgess because of its Great Lakes roots and we were definitely pleased with our choice. Buttercup squashes belong to the species Cucurbita maxima, originating in South America and domesticated by Native Americans. Buttercup squashes are known for their sweet, nutty, dense and flaky meat. This particular variety was introduced in 1932 by Burgess Seed & Plant Co. of Bloomington, IL. The mature squash are dark green, medium sized (5 - 8” diameter, 3 - 5 lbs.), with deep orange flesh. Rind is thin yet hard and sometimes develops warts (these will not affect the quality of the squash). High yielding. Plants are vining and grow well in a “three sisters” planting (see Growing Instructions tab). Terrific baked, Burgess Buttercup’s flesh is rich and nutty like chestnuts! Add a lil’ bit of butter for a warm, velvety treat. Stores well under good conditions.

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Ring of Fire Sunflower

70 days. Erica just adores this sunflower that greets the morning sun. Flowers are 4-5” across, have dark - almost black - centers with a central ring of brick red radiating out to a cheery golden yellow. Plants are 5-6’ tall and produce an abundance of uniform flowers with long stems perfect for cut flowers. Sunflower petals are edible and beautify as a garnish. The seeds of this sunflower are edible but are quite small. Easy to grow from seed, sunflowers feed bees and attract goldfinches, increasing the wildlife in any garden. An All America Selections winner in 2001. Seeds grown by Nature & Nurture Seeds.

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Amish Paste Tomato

85 days. Amish Paste is a delightfully juicy, full-flavored salad tomato. In fact, it's listed on Slow Food USA's Ark of Taste (see Resources) because it's so darn good! An Amish variety from Lancaster, PA, these tomatoes offer a perfect combination of salty and sweet. It's Erica's mom's favorite tomato. Fruits are oval to oxheart shaped and 3 – 3½" long. Tomatoes are generally classified as "paste" when they tend to be used for sauces. These types of tomatoes are usually low in juice content, allowing them to cook down faster. Amish Paste is an odd exception to this rule given the juiciness of its fruit. But don’t worry, it still makes a great sauce (if you can avoid eating them all first in your garden, that is!). Indeterminate.

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Blush Tomato

84 days. Blush is a perfect example of needed innovation in the breeding of open-pollinated crops. Introduced in 2011 by farmer/breeder Fred Hempel of Baia Nicchia Farm in Sunol, CA. Blush is vigorous, productive and boy is it tasty! Fruits are oval, 2- 2½" long, exhibiting a light gold skin with a "blush" of grapefruit red. Tomatoes of similar size and shape are commonly called a "saladette" or "julienne cherry," and are perfect eaten fresh or cooked. Our crew taste-tested our tomato line-up and Blush was given the number 1 vote for 2014. It is sweet and tart, juicy and aromatic with overtones of tangerine. It’s so fruity that Ali said "wow, you’d think you were eating 'real' fruit!" Steve couldn't help himself, eating over 20 in one sitting! Growers will appreciate that it has decent resistance to Early Blight. Indeterminate.

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Brandywine Tomato (Turtle Tree Strain)

90 days. For many years we have been in search of a Brandywine that is vigorous and prolific and we found it! This Pink Brandywine yields large quantities of large, pink beefsteak tomatoes with very good flavor. This strain was re-selected by Turtle Tree Seed in 2007 and we thank them for their work! Juicy fruits have excellent texture. Compare it to Sudduth’s Brandywine and see which you like better! Like all Brandywines, it cracks easily but it’s worth it. Indeterminate. Seeds grown by Nature & Nurture Seeds.

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Early Detroit Tomato

74 days. Early Detroit is a medium sized, round, pink, slicing tomato with excellent flavor. We first learned of the Early Detroit tomato in 2011 and have been working diligently ever since to bring it back to Michigan! Early Detroit was released by D.M. Ferry seed company of Detroit, Michigan in 1909. It was very common in the Detroit area in the 1950’s and 60’s. Sweet and not overly acid with bold flavor. Mike (who is picky about his tomatoes) says “this is my favorite tomato yet!” Versatile, it is juicy, yet not overly watery and holds together well making it perfect for sandwiches and salads. Also great cooked and good for canning. Vigorous and good disease and crack resistance for an old-time tomato variety. Indeterminate.We obtained our seeds from the USDA’s GRIN seedbank (#PI355097). Grown by Nature and Nurture Seeds.

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Gold Currant Tomato

70 days. Currant tomatoes belong to a different species than common tomatoes. They produce clusters of round, berry-sized tomatoes that are known for their intense flavor and disease resistance. Gold Currant produces yellow fruits that are about 1” diameter and offer a zesty tomato flavor. Vines are vigorous—this year they grew over 8 feet tall! We have been growing and saving seed from these little yellow gems for over 10 years. Erica loves to pop ‘em in her mouth straight from the garden. Indeterminate. Seeds Grown by Nature and Nurture Seeds.

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Wisconsin 55 Tomato

72 days. Refreshing taste of summer in a gorgeous, scarlet-red, round, mid-size slicing tomato. Juicy but never mushy, the Wisconsin 55 is great for salads and sandwiches. Impressively vigorous, blemish-free, crack-resistant, uniform, high-yielding and stores well. Good disease resistance to early blight, so it keeps producing until frost. A workhorse variety with exceptional flavor – we just can’t seem to stop talking about how much we love it! Bred in 1947 by renowned plant pathologist John Charles Walker of the University of Wisconsin, Madison back when our public universities bred high-quality seeds for public good. It was bred for disease and crack resistance in the humid upper Midwest. If you have trouble growing tomatoes, try Wisconsin 55! Plants are indeterminate. Seeds grown by Nature and Nurture Seeds.

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Valencia Tomato

76 days. This slicing tomato blows us away! We harvest bushel after bushel full of perfect, orange globes fit for a king. A zesty taste and a luscious texture endowed with the perfect balance of sweet and acid, juice and flesh. Plants are vigorous, disease-resistant, and high-yielding. Medium sized fruits are very crack resistant and keep producing until cold weather sets in. Orange color adds a nice touch when sliced in salads and it’s wonderful roasted too. Good choice for market growers and for those in northern climates. On the Slow Food Ark of Taste. Thanks to Johnny’s Seeds for preserving this awesome tomato. Indeterminate. Listed on Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste. Seeds grown by Nature & Nurture Seeds.

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Sheboygan Tomato

80 days. Sheboygan is a juicy paste type tomato that produces an abundance of medium sized, 6 oz pink fruit. It has a complex, balanced taste characteristic of heirloom tomatoes. Great for sauce but, unlike most paste tomatoes, eaten fresh it is good too. Grown by Lithuanian immigrants near Sheboygan, WI since the early 1900s, it is listed in the Slow Food Ark of Taste. Indeterminate. Seeds grown by Nature & Nurture Seeds.

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Rosella Purple Tomato

74 days. For those trying to grow heirloom beefsteak tomatoes in containers or small gardens Rosella Purple is a top choice. The Dwarf Tomato Breeding Project has been releasing an abundance of new dwarf varieties and Rosella Purple was one of the original releases in 2010. 6-10 oz fruits with dark purple exterior and crimson flesh, comparable (though unrelated) to Cherokee Purple. Rated among the highest in our 2016 tomato trials. Plants grow about 3 ft tall and still require some sort of staking once they start producing fruit. Seeds grown by Common Wealth Seed Growers.

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Paul Robeson Tomato

75 days. A “black” (really more of a dark reddish brown with dark green shoulders) beefsteak tomato that produces 10 oz fruits with a distinctive smoky sweetness. This variety won our 2016 taste test trial of purple and black heirloom varieties. Erica has fallen head over heels for this tomato. Originating in Russia, it was named in honor of bass singer and social justice activist Paul Robeson, who was revered in Russia. Introduced to the U.S. seed market by Marina Danilenko of Moscow. Indeterminate. Seeds grown by Fruition Seeds.

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Livingston's Golden Queen Tomato

80 days. This tomato was introduced in 1882 by pioneering seedsman Alexander W. Livingston of Columbus, Ohio. A.W. Livingston is best known for introducing a large number of tomatoes to the Great Lakes region around the turn of the 20th century. Vigorous plants produce round, medium sized (3½” diameter, 3 - 5 oz.) golden-yellow fruit with a red blush on the blossom end. Livingston himself quaintly referred to it as “a very pretty yellow tomato.” Skin is smooth and rarely cracks. Listed on Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste for its low-acid, delicious, complex flavor. Great tomato for slicing in salads or making into an attractive yellow sauce. Indeterminate. Seeds grown by Nature and Nurture Seeds.

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Beaver Dam Pepper

90 days. This pepper was brought to the Great Lakes Region (Beaver Dam, Wisconsin) in 1912 by a Hungarian family. Listed in the Slow Food Ark of Taste, this gorgeous pepper is quite unique. Beaver Dam offers the complex, sugary flavor and eating qualities of a sweet pepper, but it pairs these qualities with the spice of a medium hot pepper (rated 3 on the heat scale). Its thick, juicy, crisp walls make this a pepper with substance! Large size, thick flesh, and few seeds make for easy processing. For years, Mike tried to find a pepper that offered a little kick but was mild enough for Erica. That search ended with Beaver Dam. Mike says, "this is an awesome pepper! It tastes great and can be used for anything." Can be eaten raw (without seeds) by heat-lovers. Cooking mellows out the heat but preserves the robust flavor. Great grilled or stir fried. Makes kickin' kimchi, hot sauce, sriracha, and chile rellenos. Can also be dried for a full-bodied paprika with a punch. Stores for an extended period of time at room temperature. Grown by Nature and Nurture Seeds.

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Miniature Yellow Bell Pepper

90 days. We were looking for a yellow sweet bell pepper with two qualities: good flavor and early ripening for northern growers trying to maximize yield before the frost. From Bucyrus, Ohio, this delightful, medium-sized pepper offers both of these qualities. Peppers are miniature - 2½" long and 1½" wide. They are sweet with a hint of lemon. Use in salads or any recipe calling for bell peppers. Its small size lends itself to grilling or broiling whole; we also like to pickle these peppers. Mini Bell has natural color variability, where it will ripen from green to either yellow, yellow/orange or orange. Good fit for Great Lakes gardeners due to vigor and high-yield. Seeds grown by Nature and Nurture Seeds.

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Tendergreen Mustard

40 days. Tendergreen produces large, thick, wavy, glossy, oblong-shaped green leaves (mature leaf height is 12”). It’s grown as a mild, spicy mustard and is eaten as greens. The plants are heat and drought tolerant, prolific, and re-seed readily. Sown between taller plants, Tendergreen is a good plant for freeform gardeners who prefer to have edible weeds over inedible ones. It’s tolerant of cool weather and can be harvested into the fall. When it flowers, it attracts beneficial insects and reaches a max height of 3’. Seeds grown by Nature and Nurture Seeds.

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Hopi Red Dye Amaranth

14 days baby, 70 days flowering plant, 110 days seed. We have been growing and saving seeds of Hopi Red Dye amaranth since 1996 because we just love it so much. So, now we’re really excited to share it! Amaranthus cruentus was domesticated by the indigenous people of Central America. This variety of amaranth originates with the Hopi Nation, a Native American tribe of the Southwest, who use its flowers as an edible dye. Stunning, beet-red color is eye-catching in any garden. It is a fantastic all-purpose plant. Every life stage of the plant and all above-ground parts are usable: sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens, whole young plants, mature leaves, and seeds are edible. Flowers can be used for bouquets or natural dyes. This amaranth is re-seeding, making it ideal for edible landscaping or as a cover crop (watch out – it spreads seed!). Depending on growing conditions, plant height ranges from 2 – 6’ tall. Magenta leaves are a great warm weather substitute for spinach. Can be enjoyed raw in salads or cooked. In fact, young amaranth leaves and stems can be used in any application calling for cooked greens. Protein-rich, nutritious seeds can be harvested and used as a grain. Available in bulk sizes. Seeds grown by Nature & Nurture Seeds.

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Genovese Basil

68 days. Traditional Italian basil used for classic pesto. Fabulous, highly fragrant, sweet, pure "basil" flavor. Compact plants produce lots of leaves for harvest. The name comes from the Italian word "Genoese" (or that which comes from the region of Genoa) where Genovese Basil is still grown today. Genovese is very versatile in the kitchen—use it in salads, Italian dishes, stir-fries, soups and more. Erica loves it in her "Summer Salad" with tomatoes, cucumbers, olive oil, and ume plum vinegar. Can be preserved by packing in salt, which creates incredible "basil salt" (see website).

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Sweet Thai Basil

65 days. Basil originated in Southeast Asia and later spread throughout the world leading to the subsequent development of many varieties. Thai Basil is unique from other basils—purple stemmed and distinct in flavor. Even if it flowers, just keep harvesting; it doesn't turn bitter! More cold tolerant than other basils, it can be harvested during the cool nights of early fall after your Italian basils have gone bitter. This is our favorite Asian basil and has been a staple in our kitchen since 1993. Stem tops are tender and can be cooked. Popular in Thai and Vietnamese dishes, such as stir-fries, soups, curries, hot pots and phở. Mike loves to make Thai Basil pesto and serve it on rice noodles. We also urge you to try some Thai Basil salt (see website).

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Sweet Dakota Bliss Beet

55 days. This wonderful beet hails from North Dakota, bred by longtime organic farmers David, Dan, and Theresa Podoll. It is red burgundy, round and has an oh-so-sweet flavor! Outstanding roasted with a touch of oil and salt. Plants are vigorous and tops are edible. Good for winter storage and canning. With the commercial beet seed market saturated with hybrid beets that are bred on conventional farms, this open-pollinated beet was made for your organic garden or market farm! The Podoll’s released this beet under the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) to keep seeds unpatented and in the hands of the people for all times. Seeds grown by Prairie Road Organic Seed.

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De Cicco Brocolli

50-60 days. We have been growing De Cicco for 13 years because it is one of the best open-pollinated varieties of heading broccoli. Italian in origin, De Cicco was brought to the US in 1890. It's perfect for gardeners because after producing the main broccoli head, it will produce a continuous supply of side shoots for the rest of the growing season. De cicco has a delightfully sweet broccoli flavor. Allow the side shoots to flower and you can eat them as broccoli raab (flowering tops). In the fall, broccoli leaves can be harvested and eaten like kale. Broccoli is best cooked quickly; soften the stems but don’t let the florets get mushy. Sauté it Asian style with garlic and soy sauce. Slathered in hollandaise sauce, broccoli becomes palatable to any child.

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Fordhook Giant Chard

50 days. We always recommend chard (aka "Swiss Chard") to new gardeners because it's one of the easiest crops to grow. On top of that, Fordhook Giant is one of the most vigorous, high yielding, and reliable chards. Introduced in 1934, it has been a favorite of both market and home gardeners ever since. It can be harvested as baby greens or mature leaves. If started indoors during spring, Fordhook Giant will produce a constant supply of greens from June 1st until November. It is one of the hardiest chards, being cold hardy to 15 degrees. Can be sowed in the hoophouse for fall production. Plants grow 2 feet tall, are somewhat shade tolerant and are easily interplanted among taller vegetables. Leaves are tender and non-bitter. It can be enjoyed raw, sautéed, stewed, baked, blanched, or broiled.

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Chives

90 days. Chive is an easy-to-grow, perennial green onion. Leaves are round like a green onion but narrower. Leaves grow to 12" tall; flower heads reach a height of 20". This is a cold hardy plant, so it can be harvested early in spring and late into fall. It's also a great permaculture plant because it is part-shade tolerant and provides an edible ground cover that reseeds readily without becoming aggressively weedy. Walnut tolerant—they can be planted near walnut trees without being affected by Juglone (the chemical in walnut trees that affects many plants). All Alliums, including chives, are resistant to deer, groundhogs, and other animals that also like to eat our food! Chive plants are easy to divide. Chive leaves can be used in the kitchen like scallions but their more delicate flavor lends to a greater variety of use. Scapes (immature flower tops) can be cooked as well. Use Chives to dress up everything from a hearty lentil soup to a creamy sauce drizzled over pan-roasted salmon.

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Chicago Pickling Cucumber

58 days. A great slicing cucumber! We first grew Chicago Pickling as a part of Slow Food’s Great Lakes Heirloom Seed project in 2011 and we were hooked. Thin-skinned, crisp, light and refreshing as a slicing cucumber with a sublime sweetness not found in other cucumbers. “Pickling” type cucumbers were popular until the “standard” slicer began to dominate the U.S. market. Pickling types are shorter, wider, bumpier, and have yellow streaks on the skin, but can be used fresh or for pickles … so they are more versatile than the “standard” type. Chicago Pickling was a popular Midwest heirloom since its release in 1888 by D.M. Ferry of Detroit. Plants are vigorous and high-yielding. Resistant to scab and cucumber mosaic virus - not resistant to downy mildew (which will affect cucumber yield and quality), so use drip irrigation to avoid getting the foliage wet. Seeds grown by Nature & Nurture Seeds.

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Poinsett 76 Cucumber

70 days. Poinsett 76 are straight, dark green, non-bitter and delightfully crisp cucumbers. They are 7 – 8” long with a 2 – 2½” diameter. With the market dominated by hybrids, Poinsett 76 is one of the best open-pollinated, standard slicing cucumbers. Very popular in the 1980’s & 1990’s, we became impressed with its overall vigor, productivity and disease resistance. Resistant to many common diseases that plague cucumber plants, including powdery & downy mildew, anthracnose, angular leaf spot, and scab. If you have trouble growing cucumbers, give these a whirl! Bred and released by Dr. Henry M. Munger of Cornell University along with Clemson University in 1976. These cukes are fantastic raw in salads or in cool and tangy condiments like Indian raita or Greek tzatziki. Also wonderful in Middle Eastern Fattoosh Salad. Seeds grown by Nature and Nurture Seeds.

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Garlic Chives

90 days. Garlic Chive is a perennial plant similar to common chives, but distinguishable by their flat, broader leaves and fragrant white flowers. This is an all-around great plant for gardeners! Resistant to common animal pests (deer, groundhogs, rabbits). Cold hardy and tolerant of deep shade. Begins production in early spring, providing fresh chives during the spring “food gap.” Permaculturists love this re-seeding perennial as it makes an effective, edible ground cover. (Be sure to plant where reseeding is desired!) White flowers attract beneficial insects. Its versatility in the garden carries into the kitchen, offering a mild garlicky, onion flavor. Adds a welcoming, delicate complexity to stir-fries, soups, omelets and salads. Leaves also make great micro-greens and baby greens.

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Blue Curled Vates Kale

55 days. Blue Curled Vates is an open-pollinated version of curly kale. It's easy to grow and will produce spring through fall. Very cold hardy and can overwinter until spring—with winter protection—to produce baby kale shoots and kale raab (edible flowering shoots). This kale stays shorter than most (max height is about 2 ½ feet). Kale is so nutritious and we think learning how to appreciate it is an important part of a healthy diet. Blue Curled Vates is good prepared as you would any kale. We love to make massaged kale salad marinated with citrus juice–where the acid in the citrus "cooks out" the bitterness and makes kale leaves tender. The curly shape of this kale makes it perfect for kale chips. Kale can also be preserved by blanching and freezing. Believe it or not, we've even pickled kale (inspired by Sandor Katz), making it yummy enough for a picky kid!

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Dazzling Blue Kale

60 days. Dazzling Blue is a lacinato (aka dinosaur) type kale with blue-green savoyed (wavy) leaves that turn under at the edges, and a bright pink stem in the middle. Hank Keogh tapped into the gene pool that his boss, Frank Morton, used to develop the Rainbow Lacinato at Wild Garden Seed in Philomath, OR. Great classic dino kale tenderness, taste and more cold hardy than the standard lacinato varieties. If you like lacinato kale, you will love Dazzling Blue! Hank released Dazzling Blue under the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI). Seeds grown by Wild Garden Seed.

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Vit Mache

50 days. Vit Mache (pronounced “mosh”) is an annual vegetable grown for baby salad greens. Common in Europe, Mache is a vegetable that has recently gained popularity in the U.S. Mache is extremely cold hardy and can be grown in cold frames, low tunnels, or hoophouses without additional protection. It’s resistant to downy mildew, a disease common to hoophouse grown vegetables. Vit produces dark green, oval shaped leaves that grow in a rosette. Plants are very shade tolerant, so don’t be afraid to tuck it away in a shady corner. Plant stays very short (up to 12”) and can be grown as an edible ground cover underneath taller plants. Reseeding itself, Vit has become a low maintenance re-seeding edible in our hoophouse (it does not become "weedy"). Harvest the leaves and enjoy their succulent, nutty flavor in a fresh green salad.

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Vit Mache

50 days. Vit Mache (pronounced “mosh”) is an annual vegetable grown for baby salad greens. Common in Europe, Mache is a vegetable that has recently gained popularity in the U.S. Mache is extremely cold hardy and can be grown in cold frames, low tunnels, or hoophouses without additional protection. It’s resistant to downy mildew, a disease common to hoophouse grown vegetables. Vit produces dark green, oval shaped leaves that grow in a rosette. Plants are very shade tolerant, so don’t be afraid to tuck it away in a shady corner. Plant stays very short (up to 12”) and can be grown as an edible ground cover underneath taller plants. Reseeding itself, Vit has become a low maintenance re-seeding edible in our hoophouse (it does not become "weedy"). Harvest the leaves and enjoy their succulent, nutty flavor in a fresh green salad.

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Emerald Gem Melon

77 days. This melon from Benzie County, Michigan was introduced in 1886. Melt-in-your-mouth flesh is juicy and refreshingly sweet. Vigorous vines produce a large quantity of high quality fruit over a long harvest period. Grows well in clay soils. Beautiful emerald green fruit ripens to a yellow-orange with pastel-orange flesh. Will keep for weeks in the fridge. Medium sized fruits (approx. 6" long, 2 lbs.) are perfect for urban and homestead gardeners. We're lucky this variety is still with us!

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Pride of Wisconsin Melon

90 days. Refreshingly sweet and juicy cantaloupe-type melon with a musky, fruity aroma. Flesh slices like butter, soft enough for easy spoon eating and firm enough to slice for salad. Medium-sized melons have a small seed cavity which means more flesh! Ripens apricot orange with netting on the rind. Good resistance to Downy Mildew. This melon was created by a cross of two of the most popular melons during the 1920’s and 1930’s in the upper Midwest. It was then introduced under the name “Pride of Wisconsin” by the Robert Buist Seed Company in 1937. There is some natural variability in shape, size, and netting of this variety. We love this melon for its reliability, high yield, and flavor.

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Growing in Place Cherry Tomato

60 days. This juicy, currant type, deep red, round tomato is the size of a small cherry sporting mouth-popping, bold flavor. It was a real hit at our local HomeGrown Festival 2014. Perfect in salads and kids love them! Plants are vigorous and yield large quantities of clustered fruits all summer long. This fabulous tomato has been home to Michigan since the 1990s. It was given to us by Anne Elder of Community Farm of Ann Arbor. The seed was given to her by Laura DeLind who founded the former “Growing In Place” CSA farm in Mason, Michigan in 1995 for which Anne named the tomato. In 1998 Laura received these tomatoes from her friend Gail and she loved the taste so much that she saved the seeds. Indeterminate. Seeds grown by Nature and Nurture Seeds.

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