• Butterhead lettuce.  Given to Nestor Keene in 1937 by his Aunt Mae.  Aunt Mae received the seeds from a family who grew it for several decades in Br

    Aunt Mae's Bibb Lettuce (4-pack)

  • Hybrid.  Napa type.  Grows to 10 inches.  Lavender, green, and white.

    Chinese Merlot (4-Pack)

  • First mentioned in garden literature around 1863, this finely curled, hardy and productive kale grows 12 to 15 inches high.  Blue green leaves, frost

    Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch (4-Pack)

  • Introduced in the 1840’s.  Produces up to 2-lb head.  Conical shape resists splitting.  Sweet.

    Early Jersey Wakefield (4-pack)

  • Grown by Feaster family in rural Shiloh, Florida (Marion County), since the Civil War.   Green-leaved mustard is mild and slightly sweet when cooked

    Feaster Family Heirloom (4-Pack)

  • Oklahoma.  Butterhead grown by the Gulley family since 1890s. Round, dark green leaves with a moderate red tinge and slightly undulating edges.

    Gully's Favorite (4-Pack)

  • From Northern Germany.  Vibrant light green, finely curled leaves on robust 18″ plants.

    Halbhoher Gruner Krauser (4-Pack)

  • Thought to have originated in North Carolina.  Broad, 8 – 11 inch, oval leave with white veins.   Slightly sweet, subtle flavor, without bitterne

    Heodrig Collards (4-Pack)

  • Purple-green leaf mustard with highly blistered, downward-curling leaves that are pungent like wasabi, yet sweet, juicy, and crisp. Donated to Seed Sa

    Hyakka (4-Pack)

  • Firm, 4–5″ diameter heads with a burgundy color with good flavor.

    Indigo Radicchio (4-Pack)

  • Striking long dark blue-green leaves.  Delicate and sweet heirloom kale that grows 2 to 3 feet tall.  Prized Tuscan kale.

    Lacinato Dinosaur (4-pack)

  • Burgundy, lavender and rose stems on slightly ruffled lacinato leaf.  Sweet.  Summer tender and cold hardy.

    Lacinato Rainbow (4-pack)

  • AKA Marvel of Four Seasons, an historic French variety from the 1880s.  Large (up to a foot diameter) Rosette Bibb Lettuce.  Crisp and beautiful.

    Merveille des Quartres Saisons (4-Pack)

  • Large blue-green leaves, these heirloom collards hale from the Blackwell family of Alabama.  Excellent texture and flavor.

    Old Timey Blue Collards (4-pack)

  • AKA Peking Ta Ching Kou Pai Tsai.  Large purple, ornamental leaves.  Grows more than 3 feet.  Prepare like other brassica greens.

    Pai Tsai (4-Pack)

  • Pac choy with large white stems and lush green leaves. This strain is uniform, vigorous, and bolt resistant.

    Prize Choy (4-Pack)

  • Variegato di Lusia strain shows external and internal speckling.  Harvest when it makes a full, but loose head, like a butterhead. Bel fiore, or R

    Radicchio BelFiore (4-Pack)

  • Swiss chard with a rainbow of colored stems.

    Rainbow Chard (4-pack)

  • Siberian Kale brought to Canada by Russian traders around 1885.  Hardy and tender.  Oak-shaped leaves that are frilly, purple-veined, blue-green lea

    Red Russian - Ragged Jack (4-Pack)

  • Bright red stems and veins with green leaves.  Vigorous.

    Ruby Red Chard (4-Pack)

  • Heirloom Italian Mammoth-leaf basil — 3″ by 4″ leaves.  Strong licorice and anise flavor.  Use for pesto or use whole leaf as a wr

    Basilico Motruoso

  • Sweet Bay or Bay Laurel.  Rooted cuttings from our prodigious bay tree.

    Bay Laurel

  • Delicate herb related to parsley.  Light anise flavor.

    Brussels Winter Chervil

  • Mixture of long blooming yellow flowers. Use for herbal tea.


  • Dense bunches of aromatic dark green leaves on long-standing, bolt-tolerant plants.

    Caribe Cilantro

  • Medicinal.  Also attracts pollinators and improves soil.


  • Largest of dill varieties.  Grows 3 – 5 feet tall.  Farmers on Long Island grew many vegetables for pickling and this dill was part of that pr

    Dill, Long Island Mammoth

  • Pungent, fresh or dried leaves are part of traditional culinary dishes from Mexico or South America.  Plant in container to manage spread.


  • Upright stems with small aromatic gray-green leaves.

    French Thyme

  • Classic perennial culinary sage.  Plant reaches 20-inches tall with a shrub-like habit.

    Green Culinary Sage

  • Known as Tulsi in Hindi, one of the most used medicinal herbs.

    Holy Basil

  • Strong bushy plant.  Extra large dark green leaves with full parsley flavor.   COMING.

    Italian Giant Flat Leaf Parsley

  • Genovese.  Aromatic, sweet Basil.  Classic pesto basil.  Medium large leaves, plant reaches two feet.

    Italiano Classico

  • Flowering plant in the mint family.  Culinary herb with ornamental value.


  • Native to Burma, Thailand and India.  Grows to 3 feet tall in pots or in the ground.

    Lemon Grass

  • Lime flavored leaves, on a compact mounding plant standing 20 inches.  More heat tolerant than sweet basil.  Great in salads, salsa, and with fish o

    Lime Basil

  • Native of the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico.  Tolerates heat and drought.  Full sun to part sun.   18-inch tall plant.  Compact perennial.  Disti

    Mexican Mint Marigold

  • Native to Japan, Korea and China, Mitsuba leaves have a clean-green, celery flavor with a hint of bitterness.  Used like parsley atop soups and entre

    Mitsuba (Japanese Parsley)

  • Native to eastern North America.  Small white with speckled lavender flowers attract beneficial insects.   Grows to 3-4 feet.  Use leaves for tea

    Mountain Mint

  • Grown for its stronger lemon flavor and fragrance, this is a preferred culinary variety of lemon basil.  A popular herb in Arabic, Indonesian, Lao, M

    Mrs. Burns Lemon Basil

  • Introduced in Illinois in 1923 by the Buckbee Seed Company named for their native son.  Brilliant red, round, 12-oz tomatoes in clusters of up to nin

    Abraham Lincoln

  • From an Amish community in Wisconsin, but thought to have originated in Lancaster County, PA.  Large Roma-style.  Balance of sweet and tart. 

    Amish Paste

  • Jeff Dawson, crossed “Sungold” and “Amish Paste” to create this oxheart tomato to honor celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain.   B

    Anthony Bourdain

  • 100-year-old heirloom hailing from the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.

    Arkansas Traveler

  • Dark pink heirloom carried through the Underground Railroad by an unnamed slave as he crossed to freedom in Ripley, OH, from KY. Seeds were passed on

    Aunt Lou's Underground Railroad

  • Heirloom from Ruby Arnold of Greeneville, TN.  Slightly flattened, 1 lb., fruit ripens to a pale greenish-yellow (“lime jello green”) wit

    Aunt Ruby's German Green

  • First described in 1805, but available in 17th century.  Pear-shaped, yellow tomatoes 1-1/2 x 3/4.”  Mild flavor.

    Beam’s Yellow Pear

  • Large bi-colored beefsteak—yellow color with radiating streaks of red from blossom end.  Family heirloom from Minnesota.

    Big Rainbow

  • South American species of tomato. Semi-wild habit.  Produces large, vigorous branches that yield many 3/8-inch, sweet (but slightly tart), red curran


  • Purple black. Sweet with high yields.

    Black Cherry

  • Russian heirloom from Tula.   Slightly flattened, dark brown / purple fruit with deep green shoulders. Rich, slightly salty, smoky-fruit flavor.

    Black from Tula

  • Originally from the Isle of Krim on the Black Sea.  Slightly flattened, mahogany-maroon, beefsteak  with deep green shoulders.

    Black Krim

  • Dark blue-black top half and whitish-yellow bottom. 1¼” fruit are a good salad type.  Sweet with mild citrus flavor.  Very prolific. Habit ma

    Bosque Blue Bumblebee

  • Around 1880, Mrs. Sudduth of Tennessee gave seeds (said to be in her family for 100 years) to tomato seedsman from Ohio. Prolific potato leaf plant pr

    Brandywine, Sudduth's Strain

  • Russian commercial variety (Khlebosolnyi Rozovyi,) named for tradition of giving special guests a loaf of bread (hospitality) and salt (long friendshi

    Bread and Salt

  • Heirloom from Tennessee cultivated by Native American Cherokee tribe. Produces dusky rose to purple colored, 12 oz.-1 lb., beefsteak tomatoes with dee

    Cherokee Purple

  • 12-20 oz beefsteak, potato leaf.  Originally grown in Wirt County, West Virginia.

    Cindy's West Virginia

  • Bulgarian heirloom introduced in 1995. (Druzba means friendship in Bulgarian.) Smooth, blemish-free, round, deep-red, juicy, 10-ounce fruits.  Robust


  • Brought to the U.S. from the Black Forest region of Germany in the late 1800s.  Medium-sized, perfectly spherical pink-purple tomato.

    Eva Purple Ball

  • Stable cross of several heirlooms. Sweet and juicy with small seeds.

    Green Grape

  • Long, slim, dark green fruits.  Hot with crunchy flesh.  Ear raw or pickled.

    Aci Kil

  • Venezuelan heirloom.  Looks like a Habanero, but is sweet, spicy, with only a small amount of heat.  Highly aromatic fruits with complex smoky flavo

    Aji Dulce

  • Sweet cherry pepper.  Can be used fresh or dried and ground for spice.  Fruit is white, then turns orange, and ripens to red.

    Alma Paprika

  • Mild hot pepper named for Anaheim, California.


  • Heirloom Ancho (when dried) / Poblano (when green and ripe) pepper.  Used for sauces and stuffing in Mexico.  Dark green, medium hot.

    Ancho Gigantea

  • From Hungary.  Brought to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin in 1912 by the Joe Hussli family.  Medium hot.  Ripens from green to red.

    Beaver Dam

  • From Brazil, Binquinho means “little beak.”  Fruits are 1-inch, bright yellow inverted tear drop-shaped.  Smoky, fruity flavor.  Does w


  • Thailand.  Small round very hot pepper.

    Bird’s Eye Chili

  • Bolivian.  Capsicum Bacctum.  The fruit is lightly pungent, and registers 30k to 50k Scoville Heat Units.  2 -4 inch peppers mature from light gree

    Birgit’s Locoto

  • Large heirloom eggplant.  Up to 2 pounds each.

    Black Beauty

  • Produces ornamental one to two inch wide starfish-shaped peppers.  Ripens to a bright red.  Originated in Peru, but domesticated in Brazil.  Fruity

    Brazilian Starfish Pepper

  • Sweet bell pepper.  Sturdy plants.  Excellent flavor.  Grown at Monticello by Thomas Jefferson.

    Bull Nose Bell

  • Heirloom (pre-1827).  Slender, long, very hot, bright red peppers. Vigorous, productive, 2-feet plants Use fresh or dried.

    Cayenne Long

  • France since the 1600s.  Firm round root has a mild, sweet celery flavor.  Used in soups, stews, and gratins.

    Celeriac Monstorpolgi (4-Pack)

  • Golf ball size fruit (2 1/2″).  Very productive.  Ripens to yellow or green.  Bright green fruit with green husk make a tart salsa.  Fruits

    Cisneros Grande (2 plants per pot)

  • Chinese celery.  Fine green leaves with thin hollow stems flavor soups and stews.

    Cutting Celery (4-Pack)

  • Named for remote Greek mountain village where these have been grown for more than 95 years.  Small fruit grown on short plant.  Productive.  Made i

    Elinitsa Chili

  • Collected in Edirne (Adrianople), Turkey, in 1948.  6-8 inch fruits are richly striped in purple and off-white. Vigorous, productive, plants.

    Erdine Purple Striped

  • Spicy hot pepper.  Named because it was used in cooking fish.  Variegated color.  Ripens red.  Decorative green leaves with white splotches.


  • Green when unripe and they color as they mature. Extremely hot.


  • Polish heirloom.  Sweet golden yellow berries, 1/2 – 3/4 inch, with a hint of tartness. Plant is low with a wide branching habit.  Ripe when h

    Aunt Molly's

  • Large blue-gray seeds.  Originally from the former Soviet Union.

    Blue Sesame

  • Tall flowering shrub, native to north Africa, Asia and northern Australia.  Use for dyes.   COMING.

    Brown Henna

  • Pineapple flavor, yello, marble-sized berries.  Good in jams and pies.  Low plant with a wide branching habit.  Ripe when husk is dry and fruit fal

    Cossack Pineapple

  • Related to ground cherries, but have a sticky coating on the fruits like tomatillos.  Very sweet.  Perfect for pies, jams and preserves.


  • Blue, medicinal perennial.  Grows to 8 feet.  Many side branches off of main stem with numerous bright yellow flowers from mid to late summer. Roots


  • Family heirloom from Erlene Melancon in east Texas. Fibers are light olive green and can be spun off the seed. Harvest the bolls shortly after they op

    Erlene's Green Cotton

  • Perennial.  Daisy-like flowers grow in mounds up to 2 – 3 feet.  Yellow flowers.  Also known as dyer’s chamomile.

    Golden Marguerite

  • Plant has waxy green leaves and pink, yellow, or white flowers which are used in perfumes and medicinally. Leaves produce orange brown dye used to col

    Henna (brown)

  • 4-6 ft. plants with red stems and leaf veins. Bright red calyxes can be used to make tea, sauce, syrup, or jam.  Roselle was called “Florida cranbe

    Hibiscus Roselle

  • 3-5 ft tall plants with red stems, red leaf veins, and bright red calyxes.  Space plants 3-6 ft. apart–wider spacing allows more calyxes to mat

    Hibiscus Roselle, Thai Red

  • Open pollinated heirloom Amaranth plant with many talents:  deep red baby leaves for dyes, salads, or bouquets and high protein seeds for baking flou

    Hopi Red Dye (4 pack)

  • Flowering plant in the buckwheat family. Native to Eastern Europe and Asia. Leaves are a source of indigo dye.   COMING.

    Japanese Indigo

  • Pre-1860. Once grown by slaves, this seed came from a plantation near Natchez, Mississippi.  Drought-tolerant 5 ft. tall plants produce an abundance

    Mississippi Brown Cotton

  • Grown by Jefferson at Monticello where seedstock was provided to Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. Vigorous, heat-loving plants.  6-ft. tall plants ma

    Monticello White Sesame (4-pack)

  • Plant has dark red stems and leaves. 3-5 ft. tall, grows well in a container or in a flower bed. Foliates is green when it first emerges but soon deve

    Red Foliated White Cotton

  • Native to southeastern Europe. A rosette of leaves forms the first year and a flowering stalk develops the next season.  Tolerates dry conditions. 


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