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OP. Commercial standard w/long green leaves & characteristic mildly spicy flavor. Germinates quickly, tolerates cold & hot well. Our strain has mix of "cut" and "strap" leaf shapes when grown as baby leaf. Performs well as cut-and-come-again crop. 21 days to baby leaf, 40 days to full size (Eruca vesicaria var sativa)
Dark Green Zucchini
OP. Vigorous variety produces good yields of straight, smooth fruits. An open-pollinated variety best suited to the home garden, with abundant yields of lightly mottled dark green fruits. Pale greenish-white, firm flesh. Bush habit. Harvest at 6-8". 50 days to maturity (Cucurbita pepo)
Abundant Bloomsdale Spinach
OP. Glossy dark green leaves w/most savoyed texture we've seen! Thick, sweet leaves w/rounded shape & juicy, succulent texture. Slow growing w/very large, upright leaves. Spring/fall crop. Ideal for full sized leaves. 45 days to maturity (Spinacia oleracea) Started at the Abundant Life Seed Foundation in 2002; breeding finished by a team of organic farmers with support from Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and released under the Open Source Seed Initiative. A portion of sales from this variety supports OSA's breeding program.
Cherry Belle Radish
OP. Classic, smooth red bunching radish with attractive crispy white flesh. Uniform roots are much less subject to pithiness than other radishes. Easy and fast to grow, with strong, widely adaptable tops. An All American Selections winner. Uniform .75-1" roots. 25 days to maturity (Raphanus sativus)
New York Early Onion
OP. An early & dependable yellow onion selected to store until spring! Medium-sized round bulbs w/attractive warm brown skin & white flesh mild enough to eat raw. Milder, more tender than most yellow onions but equally reliable in storage. Long to intermediate day. Stores well. 3-4" bulbs. 98 days to maturity (Allium cepa)
Early Jalapeno Pepper
OP. Prolific yields! Distinctive jalapeño flavor. Small, moderately spicy fruits w/thick walls are traditionally harvested dark green but can ripen to red. Eaten fresh or pickled with Mexican dishes! Compact plants are sturdy, work well in containers. SHU 5,000. 3-3.5" fruits. 65 days to maturity (Capsicum annuum)
OP. The giant of all sunflowers with tall, thick stalks supporting huge heads that tower over the garden. This single-stemmed variety is a very fast and vigorous grower, perfect for creating living walls or fences, sunflower houses, kids' gardens and more. Also a great variety for edible seeds or feeding the birds. 12' tall. 110 days to maturity (Helianthus annuus)
Winter Garden Gift Box
These cold-hardy varieties are planted in the fall for harvest throughout the winter in mild climates, or overwintered for spring growth in colder regions. Includes 5 packets: Lettuce Mix, Arugula, Kale, Spinach, and Radish. The collection comes in a sturdy, recyclable craft box with a tip sheet that includes fun facts and growing information specific to the varieties in this collection.
Summer of Sunflowers Gift Box
Includes 3 varieties of sunflowers, each with its own personality. Pick a sunny spot, plant your seeds, and enjoy the diversity of height, colors, and bloom time. The collection comes in a sturdy, recyclable craft box with a tip sheet that includes fun facts and growing information specific to the varieties in this collection.
Kitchen Herbs Gift Box
A fragrant assortment that is perfect for any gardener or cook who loves the flavor that only fresh herbs can add to a dish. This easy-to-grow herb collection includes 5 packets: Dill, Parsley, Basil, Cilantro, and Thyme. Comes in a sturdy craft box with fun facts and growing information.
Heirloom Veggie Gift Box
Plant a bit of history! Includes 10 packets: Beet, Radish, Kale, Shell Peas, Summer Squash, Lettuce, Carrot, Cucumber, Chard, and Tomato. Heirlooms varieties have been preserved and passed on by gardeners and seed savers over the years. They are prized for their unique colors, shapes, and flavors. Comes in a sturdy craft box with fun facts and growing information.
Salad Greens Gift Box
Enjoy growing your own salad with 3 packets of Lettuce Mix, Arugula, and Spinach. Perfect for container gardening or can be sown directly into your garden beds. Comes in a sturdy, recyclable craft box with a tip sheet that includes fun facts and growing information specific to the varieties in this collection.
Matt's Wild Cherry Tomato
OP. Copious quantities of small, deep red cherries w/great flavor. Keeps producing prolifically when every other tomato in the field is down w/early blight. Pick often; skin is thin, cracks easily. Trellis or let sprawl & naturalize. Shows moderate tolerance to late blight. Indeterminate. 55 days to maturity (Lycopersicon esculentum)
Cherokee Purple Tomato
Heirloom. Large beefsteak fruits w/mauve-purple skin, green shoulders & red flesh. Most popular of "black" tomatoes. Widely grown by gardeners & market growers; popular heirloom for greenhouse. Traced back over 100 years to Cherokee tribe. Indeterminate. Field or greenhouse. 12-16 oz fruit. 72 days to maturity (Solanum Lycopersicum)
Touchstone Gold Beet
OP. Improved gold beet with mild flavor and vibrant color retained in cooking. Better germination and uniformity than standard golden types, and less zoning. Attractive solid green tops quickly shade out weeds. Germinates best in warmer soil. 3" roots. 55 days to maturity (Beta vulgaris)
De Cicco Broccoli
Heirloom. Italian variety, tender stalks & mild flavor. Reliable multi-cut variety. Produces compact, 3-4" blue-green central head followed by prolific set of side shoots. Variable maturity results in long harvest period for both central heads & side shoots. Good home garden variety. 48 days to maturity (Brassica italica)
Improved Rainbow Chard
OP. Striking improved blend of red, pink, white, yellow and gold stemmed chard. Upright habit makes for clean production and easy harvesting. Color intensity starts light and grows in intensity! Narrow to broad stems. 60 days to full size (Beta vulgaris)
Marketmore 76 Cucumber
OP. Most widely-planted OP slicer in US! Dark green fruits stay green & mild-tasting even under heat stress. Disease resistances keep plants vigorous & highly productive across long picking season. 8-9" fruit. 65 days to maturity (Cucumis sativus)
Red Russian Kale
Heirloom. Bright purple stems. Slate green, deeply lobed foliage. Leaves tender, smooth & very sweet compared to other kales. Very cold-tolerant. Improves in flavor w/cold. Popular in baby leaf salad mixes or as full bunches. Very smooth baby leaves. 24-36" tall. 21 days for baby leaf, 50 days to full size (Brassica napus)
Green Towers Romaine Lettuce
OP. The industry standard for high quality, full-bodied heads. Dependable tall, dark green plants that offer consistent quality. Widely adapted and tolerant of corky root. 10-12 inches tall. 60 days to full size. (Lactuca sativa)
Gourmet Lettuce Blend
OP. A unique HMOS creation you won't find anywhere else. This tasty and attractive mix features a wide variety of lettuces including romaine, lollo, green leaf, red leaf and more. A signature blend with unique shapes and colors that chefs and gourmands will love. Lettuces in every shape and color. 28 days to maturity.
OP. Our best-selling item for the home garden! Our own blend of lettuce and mustard greens. Diversity of mix will give you great medley of flavor & color. Mustards grow quickly, shading soil for lettuces, creating bountiful mix of greens that will cut-and-come-again. 28 days to maturity.
King of the North
OP. Sweet pepper. Reliable set of green to glossy red fruits in short seasons. Improved for higher percentage of blocky, thick-walled, early ripening peppers each w/3-4 lobes. Known for ability to produce good sized peppers in short, cool seasons. Strong plants, heavy yields. Upright habit. 3-4" fruits. 57 days to maturity (Capsicum annuum)
OP. Pacific Beauty Calendula aka pot marigold. Early medley of single & double orange, gold, yellow & cream-colored flowers. Well-branched plants w/tall straight stems great for cutting. Blooms all summer. Petals are beautiful in salads and as cake decorations. Prefers cool conditions. 12-24" tall. Annual. 60 days to maturity. Calendula officinalis
OP. Very bolt-resistant variety with good flavor and excellent upright habit for easy harvesting. Fast-growing variety great for cut-and-come-again. 55 days to leaf, 95 to seed (Coriander sativum)
OP. Traditional Italian favorite used fresh, in vinegars & as main ingredient for pesto. Popular, heavy-yielding variety produces large aromatic leaves (deep green and slightly cupped). Smells and tastes great. Average height: 10-12". Excellent for processing, versatile. Field or containers. 65 days to maturity. Ocimum basilicum