This collection contains brand 'new-to-us' varieties and varieties that had been discontinued and are now back in stock. All grown in the summer of 2016!
Plant: Early Spring or Fall

Brassica rapa

200 seeds/pack    | 45 days

This classic Asian green is fantastic in stir-fry or raw in salads. Bok Choy produces large green leaves with succulent white and crispy stems that cook up well. The leaves grow from a basal rosette allowing for continual harvest of outer leaves and stems while new growth appears from the center. These are especially tasty when lightly steamed with soy sauce or Braggs.

$3.25

Matricaria recutita

100 seeds/packet

Chamomile is a well known herb used for tea. Best grown in the shoulder seasons before the summer heat sets in. Start small seeds in early spring and transplant to the garden. Chamomile will often self seed and return year after year. 

$3.25

Plant: After last frost

Solanum melongena

50 seeds/pack |  70-80 days   

Diamond eggplant is a reliable and early producer, even in cooler climates, of dark purple fruits with green-tinted flesh that are 9” long and 3” in diameter. Born on compact 2’ tall plants in clusters of 4-6, these have a mild creamy flavor and are never bitter. Original seed stock collected by Seed Savers Exchange in 1993 from the Ukraine.

$3.25

Plant: After last frost

Capsicum annuum

50 seeds/pack | 65 days

These plants yield an amazing number of blunt, 3-inch peppers. As its name suggests, it ripens earlier than other jalapeño varieties. It also resists sunburn due to thick foliage. Each compact plant produces 20-30 fruits each! We think this is the perfect multi-use pepper, great for canning or pickling or for a flavorful addition to salsa or soups. This pepper has just the right amount of heat. We have heard reports of some jalapenos not having any heat. This is not the case with our line of jalapeno. Great heat here. 

$3.25

Plant: After last frost

Zea mays

50 seeds/pack   |   85 days   

Festivity is a multi-colored sweet corn developed in OR by the late breeder Jonathan Spero and pledged as an Open Source Seed variety. The vigorous plants tolerate cool soils and will often produce up to 3-4 ears per plant. Color intensifies as the cobs mature with red, yellow, blue, pink and white kernels. Harvest ears to eat when the kernels produce a milky fluid or let mature further for roasting quality.

Festivity is an open source variety and pledged to the Open Source Seed Initiative.

     

     

    $3.25

    Plant: After last frost

    Zea mays

    50 seeds/pack   |   110-120 days   

     

    After years spent researching and developing lost native corn varieties, Carl Barnes honed this breathtaking rainbow beauty as a tribute to his ancestors. Truly a remarkable flint variety, with translucent kernels in shiny bold colors from robin’s egg blue to pinks, reds and greens, it can be dried on the stalk for and used for flour or popping. Plants reach 9’ tall.


       

       

      $3.25

      Plant: After last frost

      Zea mays

      50 seeds/pack   |   80-90 days   

      This stunning variety is another original piece of breeding work from Alan Kapuler, founder of Peace Seeds in OR. With white kernels and purple cobs, the dried seeds truly resemble small jewels. The entire plant is purple and gorgeous. Plants grow 7-8 ft tall with an average of two sweet ears per plant. 


       

       

       

      $3.25

      Plant: After last frost

      Urtica dioica

      100 seeds/pack

      This favorite herb can truly be called a food! The leaves are very high in minerals and are great steamed—they lose their sting! Dry leaves and drink the tea daily for the best and cheapest multi-vitamin around. Roots and seeds are also used medicinally for prostate issues. For some, the leaves provide allergy relief. Perennial.

      $3.25

      Plant: Early Spring or Fall

      Papaver somniferum var. album

      100 seeds/pack

      Elegant and ephemeral blooms sway atop long stems. Plant a block for a stunning effect. Used traditionally for pain relief. Native to Peshwar region of Pakistan. Annual.


       

      $3.25

      Plant: After last frost

      Solanum melongena

      50 seeds/pack |  88 days | Heirloom     NEW

      This beautiful Italian heirloom is wildly favored by our friends at Dancefarm. These plump fruits are lavender with white and pink streaks. Unbeatably creamy texture. Prolific. Fruits average 2-4 lbs. each. Very good roasted whole for baba ganoush, or freeze to thicken soups and sauces.

      $3.25

      Plant: Early Spring or Fall

      Allium cepa

      150 seeds/pack   |   110 days   |  Heirloom

      Heirloom red storage onion from Italy. Large 4-inch bulbs with flat tops. Shimmering red/pink skins. Sweet and spicy flavor. Outstanding storage onions and very beautiful. We grew the seed with the seed-to-root-to-seed method, meaning we dug the onions in the fall and stored them until spring. In the spring we replanted and let them go to seed!

      $3.25

      Plant: After last frost

      Capsicum chinensis

      50 seeds/pack   |   100-120 days   

       

      Scotch Bonnnet peppers are a staple in Caribbean cuisine as well as a new favorite on our farm. The squat golden fruits pack not only heat but also fruity sweet flavor. These are relatives of the habanero and are similar in growth and maturation. Be sure to seed them a good 6-8 weeks before the last frost since they need a fairly long growing season. Expect loads of these golden peppers to ripen until the first frost. Extend your season with row cover or the greenhouse. 

      We made a delicious fermented hot sauce with this by blending the fruits, including the stems, with a few cloves of garlic, salt, a bit of honey and a dab of yogurt. Blend well and put in a canning jar. Leave to ferment at room temp for 3-5 days, burping the container several times a day to let gases escape. Refrigerate and enjoy!

       

       

      $3.25

      Plant: After last frost

      Zea mays

      50 seeds/pack   |   80 days   NEW

      Top Hat is an excellent modern sweet corn variety with plump golden kernels and a super sweet corn flavor. It is the breeding work of the late Jonathan Spero in southern OR. It has been selected to tolerate cool soils, mature early and have tight husks that are effective in excluding insects. Expect 8 -10 ft plants with an average of 2 ears per plant. Ears are about 8 inches long. Top Hat is an open source variety and pledged to the Open Source Seed Initiative


         

         

        $3.25

        Plant: After last frost

        Zea mays

        50 seeds/pack   |   80 days   NEW

        Tuxana is a sweet, rich and creamy white sweet corn with large ears and kernels. Bred by Jonathan Spero, it is pledged to the Open Source Seed Initiative. 7' tall plants usually bear 2 good ears about 8" long with 12-16 rows of kernels.  


           

           

          $3.25

          Plant: After last frost

          Zea mays

          50 seeds/pack   |   82 days   NEW

          Zanadoo corn produces 2 ears per tall plant with a mixture of white and yellow kernels boasting robust flavor and sweetness. Long husks protect he ears from insect damage. The cobs have mostly 14 rows of big deep kernels on 8 " long , wide diameter cobs. Selected to produce without high fertility levels. Bred by Jonathan Spero ad pledged to the Open Source Seed Initiative. 

           

             

             

            $3.25