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This HEIRLOOM cultivar remains a beloved favorite by many. A vigorous, disease-resistant, fast-maturing variety that easily establishes in cooler spring soils. You will be rewarded with an early and abundant harvest of stringless and flavorful, 5- to 6-inch long beans. The beans lend themselves equally well to freezing, canning and garden snacking!
This early maturing variety boasting wide, flat, stringless, Roma-type beans on tall vigorous vines is a personal favorite! The 7- to 8-inch long beans are persistently tender on the vine and simply divine!
Perfect for our growing season, this early maturing, easy to grow hybrid yields abundant harvests from August through October. The 24-inch stalk boasts medium-sized, slightly oval, remarkably uniform buttons with a wonderfully rich, slight nutty flavor.
This crisp, extra sweet, Nantes carrot with 6-inch, bright orange, blunt-tipped roots raises the bar on flavor and quality. They hold very well in the ground, retaining their sweet and crisp traits even if left in the garden for later harvests.
This eye-catching celery sports an abundance of vivid pink stems, blushed with burgundy and clean green tops. A versatile and uniquely flavored celery with hints of sweet anise, the slender stems are perfect in salads, soups or tossed with roasted vegetables. A cinch to grow compared to classic celery.
Born from Cornell’s breeding program in 1980, this disease resistant, bush variety is ideal for small growing areas, containers and even hanging baskets. The 2- to 3-foot vines yield an impressive numbers of flavorful, full-sized slicers. Enjoy for snacking, salads and sandwiches. Also makes a great pickler!
Another standout from Cornell’s breeding program, this gourmet melon is a sensory delight! The 3- to 5-pound beautifully ribbed fruits are aromatic, juicy and full of flavor with a syrupy sweetness. They are borne on strong, healthy, productive and disease resistant plants. Harvest at full-slip, when a gentle tug removes the fruit from the vine.
This open-pollinated, French HEIRLOOM, produces 2-pound, powerfully fragrant fruits with a diminutive seed cavity. Richly flavored and oh-so-heavenly-sweet, orange flesh with hints of caramel. Named “little grey,” for its appearance before ripening, the fruits of this farmers’ market crowd-pleaser are as attractive as they are delicious.
This coveted All American Selections gold medal winner, Bred by the late Calvin Lamborn, was later voted the #1 all-time AAS recipient! Truly one of the very best raw treats in the garden. The tall vines climb 5 to 7 feet and require staking or trellising. Pods reach their peak sweetness when completely filled.
Viva Mexico! Immature dark green, thick-walled ‘Poblano’ peppers are a perennial favorite with generally mild fruit and a rich, mellow flavor beloved for stuffing and making chile rellenos. Allowed to fully mature, ripen to red and dried, the ‘Ancho’ peppers have a sweet heat and make a phenomenal smoky, ancho chile powder or the classic ‘mole poblano.’ Well-branched plants stand 2- to 3-feet tall and perform well both in containers and your beds.
With variegated fruit and foliage, Between the Lines will add some visual intrigue and sophistication to your garden and plate. Fruits start green, then ripen in assorted stripes and a rainbow mix of orange, yellow, burgundy and purple. Peppers are sweet, crunchy, early and abundant!
Struggle with growing sweet peppers or disappointed with your harvest? Mountaineer is a highly productive, regionally adapted variety yielding generous quantities of tasty, tapered sweet bells. Peppers mature to red, but can be harvested green, half and half, or somewhere in between. Perfect for snacking or for supper.
Gourmet gardeners will love this authentic Spanish HEIRLOOM, a prized specialty pepper direct from the Galicia region. A tapas food tradition, the young peppers are picked small and bite-sized, quickly sizzled in a fruity olive oil, sprinkled with a coarse sea salt, and eaten whole, seeds, stems and all. They are mostly mild, but an occasional unpredictable hot one lends an element of “Spanish Roulette” to your dining. Plants are vigorous and may be harvested early, and abundantly, for an extremely long season. Heat increases as they ripen to red. Also savored as a pickled pepper treat!
If you like ‘em sweet, this little gem is for you! Not bell-shaped, but belongs in this sweet category with its crisp, colorful compatriots. Compact plants produce a profusion of early, tapered, 4-inch fruits that begin golden, streak purple, then turn more deeply purple, before turning fully red if left on the plant. Harvest a sparkling assortment of sweet, thick walled fruit to enjoy fresh, roasted, stuffed, pickled or sautéed.
Decorate and dine with this colorful and flavorful farmers’ market favorite! A semi-bush, hybrid of sweet dumpling and acorn squash, each is uniquely flecked in hues of green, gold and ivory. Inside, the golden-yellow flesh is nutty and maple sweet. After displaying for fall decorations, they may be stored for months, roasted and enjoyed. Flavor only improves with storage.
This one is not only beautiful, but comes with bragging rights! Prolific, early producing, crack-resistant and performs well even under heavy disease pressure. Exceptional flavor, texture and sweetness to boot!
This dusky purple beefsteak is a cross between two beloved heirloom, taste-test winners — Cherokee Purple and Carbon. Expect the resiliency, crack resistance and higher yields of a hybrid, coupled with the rich and complex flavors of the heirloom parents. Makes one of the most delicious tomato sandwiches you’ll ever taste!
This new introduction from Cornell’s breeding program will ignite your tomato-loving fire. This visually striking red cherry, emblazoned with gold streaks, has a classic red flavor with brighter notes to tantalize your taste buds. Firmer skin and crack-resistance allows fruit to gracefully age on the vine and prolongs “shelf-life” off the vine. High yielding.
A visual delight! This Oregon-bred Lacinato-type kale, released through the Open Source Seed Initiative, is a vigorous producer of gorgeous, large, blue-green leaves with distinct purple-pink midribs and veins. Classic Lacinato flavor and tenderness make it ideal for fresh kale salads and for smoothies. Compared to other kale, ‘Dazzling Blue’ boasts unparalleled cold hardiness, with colors that intensify and flavors that continue to sweeten as temperatures cool. Upright growth habit.
This antique variety, long tended at the Linneas Botanical Gardens in Uppsala, Sweden, captivates with graceful, wavy stems and handsome green foliage dappled with little, smoldering red flowers edged in a golden orange. Excellent choice as a companion plant amongst your veggies, to attract beneficial insects and repel pests, or to added some warmth and fern-like foliage to your cutting garden. Stands 2- to 3-feet tall.
These prolific producing, giant African Marigolds will add a lively and tropical presence to your mixed borders and cutting gardens. Sturdy, uniform, ruffly orange 3-inch blooms sit atop 36- to 40-inch tall, strong stems. Undemanding and versatile, flowers are edible, can be used for companion planting, enjoyed in bouquets or strung up to make a homegrown leis!
This HEIRLOOM favorite, with cheery blooms in shades of yellow, orange and red, grows up to 10 feet in a season! Perfect for covering walls, arbors, fences and creating an explosion of sunshine. Both leaves and flowers are edible with a peppery zing.
Blooming from summer to frost, this magnificent mix radiates warmth and produces a nonstop show of fully and semi-double flowers in glowing shades of orange, yellow and coppery red. Moroccan Sun looks stunning planted in en-masse and makes a dazzling cut flower, with erect 24-inch stems and darker contrasting centers. A pollinator-friendly, heat and drought tolerant perennial.
You can never know grow enough of this versatile and textural addition to your cutting garden! Tall, 36- to 40-inch well-branched plants produce vibrant, copper and rusty red-orange, papery blooms with golden eyes. These everlastings are an exceptional cut flower both fresh and also dried. Pollinators love them too!
A fresh and dried bouquet flower favorite! Tall, 36- to 40-inch, well-branched, heavy-blooming plants produce loads of creamy white to silvery, rose-frosted, papery blooms. Rose coloring is subtler on young blooms and darkens as they mature and open. These heat and drought tolerant everlastings thrive in summer sun, persist until frost and are an exceptional cut flower both fresh and dried. Pollinators love them too!
Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit, this 5- to 6-foot tall, well-branched sunflower has an exquisite display of rich, 6-inch, wine-colored blooms with dark central discs. Striking in the back of a mixed border, or harvest and enjoy the long vase-life of these dramatic, pollen-less blooms.
Developed by world-renowned breeder Dr. Keith Hammett, this cultivar hits the trifecta of timeless form, an evolution of captivating color and intoxicating fragrance — amongst the most intense perfumes of all the sweet peas. New buds emerge primrose, then unfurl to reveal large, creamy white, ruffly blooms with lavender kissed edges that deepen and increase with age. Strong climbing vines produce heavy sets of long-stemmed flowers that beg to be cut for profoundly aromatic and elegant bouquets.