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ORGANIC VEGETABLE SEEDS
By including organic vegetable seeds in our catalog, we are very pleased to provide yet more variety and diversity to our already extensive seed selection. All of these varieties are certified organic according to the USDA National Organic Program standards, and have been carefully chosen with our customers' gardening enjoyment and success in mind.
(OP) 38-50 days for leaves, 60 days for roots
This heirloom beet has striking, dark purplish red leaves that are a colorful, nutritious addition to salad mixes when young, and delicious steamed or sautéed when larger. The round, deep red roots are candy-striped on the inside, and are best harvested when the size of a golf ball. Beets are an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin C, iron, and calcium.
Produces domed 5-6 inch blue-green beaded heads with plentiful side shoots on compact, widely adapted 16-20 inch plants. The succulent and delicious heads hold for over a week once mature. Belstar is the best organic broccoli.
RED EXPRESS Organic Cabbage Seeds
(OP) 60 days
This compact, uniform, colorful cabbage produces bright reddish purple, 2-4 pound heads that are great for the small garden, and mature in a much shorter time than most cabbages. Ideal for cole slaw and sauerkraut, its flavor is as outstanding as its color.
NEGOVIA HYBRID Organic Carrot Seeds
(OP) 69 days
This Nantes-type produces sweet, crunchy, uniform 7 to 8 inch bright orange roots with semi-rounded tips. They store well, and their tops stay upright for easy harvesting. Carrots are always a big hit with kids as an instant snack in the garden, just wash and crunch away!
FORDHOOK GIANT Organic Chard Seeds
(OP) 50-60 days
An excellent source of vitamins and minerals, this chard variety has savoyed, medium green leaves with white stems and veins. When leaves are young and tender they can be cooked like spinach or added raw to salads. The midribs are delicious chopped into pieces and cooked like asparagus. Thrives in cool and warm temperatures, and in mild-winter areas, leaves can be harvested year round.
DOUBLE STANDARD BICOLOR Organic Corn Seeds
(OP) 73 days
Originating from an early 1900’s heirloom, this tasty bicolor corn matures early and germinates well in cooler soils, making it a great choice for gardeners with short growing seasons. The first open-pollenated bicolor corn, it produces tasty 7 inch ears with yellow and white kernels on sturdy, 5 foot plants.
H-19 LITTLE LEAF Organic Cucumber Seeds
(OP) 57 days
Unusually small leaves make the cucumbers easy to find at harvest time. Compact, highly disease-resistant, multi-branching vines produce a huge bounty of emerald green, medium-sized, blocky cucumbers that are equally useful for pickles or eating fresh. Plants set fruit without pollination, so they can be grown under row covers or in greenhouses with great success.
ASTRO ARUGULA Organic Greens Seeds
(OP) 38 days
Vigorous, high yielding, slow bolting plants can be harvested at the baby or whole leaf stages. Astro has less deeply lobed leaves and a slightly milder nutty, peppery taste than regular arugula. Frost hardy, easy to grow. Packet is 2 grams, about 1,000 seeds.
RED GIANT MUSTARD Organic Greens Seeds
(OP) 40 days
Vivid maroon, juicy, savoyed leaves, deliver superb flavor, with just the right amount of bite. Harvest individual leaves as needed, or pick entire heads. Plants will hold for many weeks in the garden. Thrives in cool weather, light frost provides Red Giant mustard with tastier and more colorful foliage. Beautiful enough to be grown as an ornamental edible in flower beds, or patio containers.
BANDIT Organic Leek Seeds
(OP) 100 days
A wonderful, extremely cold hardy addition to the cool-season garden! A bit shorter and more compact than most leeks, with beautiful, deep blue-green leaves and contrasting thick, cylindrical white stalks that have a mild, onion flavor. Developed in Holland, this winter-harvested leek has good resistance to rust and is slow to bolt.
CARDINALE Summer Crisp Organic Lettuce Seeds
(OP) 49 days
Cardinale’s thick, crisp, succulent, rich-tasting, red and green leaves are extremely heat resistant; excellent for baby leaf or full size head production. Widely adapted, the leaves turn a brilliant purple-red if planted in full sun when nights are cool. The Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County, California trailed 13 red lettuce varieties, and Cardinale (from seed provided by Swallowtail Garden Seeds) placed first. Highly recommended.
CONCEPT Summer Crisp Organic Lettuce Seeds
(OP) 46 days
Exceptionally sweet, thick, juicy leaves for baby lettuce or full size-heads. Tolerates warm and cool weather, is disease resistant and easy to grow. Concept is a unique variety which exhibits the characteristics of both a romaine and summer crisp lettuce. As the vase-shaped plants mature, the whorled leaves close into a tight head. Packet is 1/2 gram, about 400 seeds.
DARK RED LOLLO ROSSA Loose-Leaf Organic Lettuce Seeds
(OP) 53 days
A compact deep red ruffled leaf lettuce which has a crispy texture and mild flavor. Color is much darker than regular Lollo Rossa. An extremely heat tolerant red leaf lettuce, it can be grown throughout the year in many climates.
JERICHO Organic Romaine Lettuce Seeds
(OP) 55-60 days
This superb, very heat-tolerant Romaine/Cos variety produces very large 2 to 3 pound dense heads that don’t get tip burn and are slow to bolt. Sweet, crisp, bright apple green, sword-shaped leaves can also be harvested young.
LOMA Summer Crisp Organic Lettuce Seeds
(OP) 46 days
Produces gorgeous, 6-8 inch, dense, heavy heads that are tender, crunchy, juicy and sweet. The sturdy but flexible leaves are apple-green and scalloped on the edge. Disease resistant, heat resistant and easy to grow.
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NEW RED FIRE Organic Loose-Leaf Lettuce Seeds
(OP) 55 days
Large, heavy heads of brightly colored, frilly leaves edged in dark red. Easy to grow, plants are slow bolting and disease resistant. Organically grown seed. Packet is 1/2 gram, about 400 seeds.
GALIA Organic Melon Seeds
This sweet, fragrant Middle Eastern melon is the result of a cantaloupe-honeydew melon cross. It looks like a cantaloupe on the outside, a honeydew on the inside, but its light green smooth, aromatic flesh tastes more like a cantaloupe with its own distinct complex flavor. Fruits average 4-5 pounds.
EARLY JALAPENO Organic Pepper Seeds
(OP) 60 days green, 80 days red
Compact, 2 foot plants set fruit in relatively cool conditions, making them a good choice for cold climates or earlier crops. Moderately spicy, 2 to 3 inch peppers with thick walls are great for eating fresh, grilling, or making salsa.
ROUND OF HUNGARY Organic Pepper Seeds
(OP) 55 days
Also known as a 'pimento cheese pepper', these ribbed, flattened fruits have very thick flesh and are extremely sweet. We like them in salads, and they also make tasty, striking, stuffed peppers.
YANKEE Organic Bell Pepper Seeds
(OP) 80 Days
Sturdy, 2 foot plants produce 6 to 10 medium-sized, lobed peppers per plant. These bells can be harvested when green, or leave them on the plant until red. Compared with other open pollinated varieties, Yankee has superior quality, and more uniform shape and size.
SMALL SUGAR Organic Pumpkin Seeds
(OP) 90-100 days
The classic pie pumpkin, Small sugar features 6-8 pound, somewhat ribbed bright orange fruits, with stringless sweet, dry flesh with just the right consistency for top quality cooking. Can be stored for months until ready for use. Organic seed.
CORVAIR Organic Spinach Seeds
(OP) 39 days
Leaves are upright, oval, crisp, and smooth, and are equally ideal harvested as baby spinach or as mature leaves. Highly resistant to downy mildew and well adapted to both spring and fall harvests. A cool season vegetable that should be sown 1-inch apart, and later thinned to 6-inches apart. Harvest individual leaves as needed - or if hot weather is approaching cut the whole plant to the ground.
HONEYBOAT DELICATA Organic Winter Squash Seeds
(OP) 105 days
Produces attractive golden tan 6-8 inch long, 3 inch wide oblong fruits with dark green stripes on compact, bushy plants. The sweet and tasty deep yellow flesh is similar to sweet potatoes and is ideal for baking and stuffing. Stores very well.
WALTHAM BUTTERNUT Organic Winter Squash Seeds
(OP) 83-100 days
An All-American Selections winner, these vigorous vines yield 4 to 5 squashes with tan skin, averaging 4 to 5 pounds and 9 inches in length. Dense, deep yellow-orange flesh has a sweet, nutty flavor, ideal for baking and soup. They keep well into the winter when cured.
BLACK CHERRY Organic Cherry Tomato Seeds
(OP) 68 days
Outstanding rich-flavored, round mahogany colored cherry tomatoes are produced with great freedom on vigorous, tall indeterminate vines.
BLACK KRIM Organic Heirloom Tomato Seeds
(OP) 80 days
This Russian heirloom produces 10-12 ounce deep red-brown fruits. Their interiors are red-green and their flavor is rich and salty. The indeterminate vines are widely adapted and quite productive.
CHEROKEE PURPLE Organic Heirloom Tomato Seeds
(OP) 75 days
Sweet dark pink-purple fruits on relatively short, productive, indeterminate vines. Has a full, rich flavor, with that real tomato "tang." 10-12 ounces. Highly recommended. Indeterminate vines.
GREEN ZEBRA Organic Tomato Seeds
(OP) 75 days
These sweet, tart, tangy 2-3 inch treasures are certainly among our very favorite tomatoes. With amber-gold skin and forest green stripes they are as fun to look at as they are to eat. Vigorous, indeterminate vines. A newer variety, but with a distinguished heirloom tomato pedigree.