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60 Days. Dwarf sprawling plants with very early fruit set. Siberian tomatoes are unique in their tolerance of cool conditions and ...they can be grown in a shorter growing season. Plant produces good yields of flavorful 5 oz bright red tomatoes. read more

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90 Dyas. Huge meaty tomatoes that can reach to be 1 pound and are red and yellow streaked. It is a colorful addition to salads and... sandwiches. Pineapple tomato is mildly sweet with low acidity, somewhat fruity, and includes a hint of citrus. read more

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A unique heirloom tomato, Garden Peach was reputedly introduced to US gardens in the 1860s. The small, velvety-skinned 2-3 oz. fru...its have rich full flavor. The prolific vines unleash multitudinous 3-4" round fruits with peachy-yellow skin and flesh woven with hints of red throughout. Indeterminate. Certified Organic Seed. read more

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In 1885, this variety made its debut in the French company Vilmorin's The Vegetable Garden. A compact romaine type, the heads grow... to 10-12" tall, producing large smooth leaves that are green at the heart and brownish-red throughout the body. Crisp and tasty, the lettuce combines well with green-leaf varieties. read more

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This Japanese mustard, reputedly Indian in origin, has a mild, slightly peppery taste. The heirloom's leaves add pizzazz to gourme...t mixed-green salads, and are delicious sauteed or stir-fried. Bright green and heavily serrated, the leaves have a picturesque feathery look that adds interest to the garden bed. Heat-tolerant. read more

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Prized for the rich, tangy flavor, this heirloom tomato variety from Czechoslovakia produces impressive yields of succulent 2" red... fruits. The indeterminate plants with potato leaf foliage are early to yield, making them delicious candidates for northern gardens. read more

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Originally grown in West Virginia, this heirloom was one of the parent lines for another cherished heirloom: the legendary Mortgag...e Lifter. With pinkish-red skin and nearly seedless meaty, mild flesh, the large, lobed fruits weigh 3/4-1 1/2 lb. A favorite variety for slicing or canning. The disease-resistant, indeterminate vines thrive in hot, humid areas. read more

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Heat-lovers, here's another Mexican favorite used in a variety of dishes, from salsas to soups. Large 2-3' plants produce plentifu...l smooth, club-shaped, 1 1/2" long fruits with medium-thick walls. Best used fresh, the fruits mature from green to red. Heat scale is about 3,00-0 Scovilles. Harvest about 75 days after transplant. read more

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True Hubbard has appeared in American gardens and been served on American tables since at least the 1780s. Weighing about 12 lb. e...ach, the squash has delicious yellow-gold flesh and deep green skin. The long-storing fruits are excellent in pies and soups. read more

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The tiny, round, yellow 1/2" fruits are produced in abundance on vigorous indeterminate plants. Large trusses hold easy-to-harvest... clusters of fruit. With strong, sweet-tart flavor and firm, juicy texture, the little yellow tomatoes are perfect for salads and crudites. read more

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The French have long fancied this variety for its crisp texture and lovely presentation. A Batavia type, whose shiny, deep-green l...eaves can be cut loose or allowed to form a loose central head. The vigorous grower matures to 12-16" across, even in adverse growing conditions. A fine-looking and tasty addition to a mixed green salad or delicious served alone. read more

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Also known as Dinosaur or Tuscan Kale, this Italian heirloom dates back to the 18th century, and is an essential ingredient of cal...do verde (green broth), a popular soup in Portugal. By whatever name, the sweeter, milder, blue-green, heavily crinkled strap leaves impart excellent flavor, especially harvested young and after first frost. read more

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A multitalented heirloom paste tomato from Wisconsin well-suited for paste, or as a slicing tomato. Acorn-shaped, the very large 8...-12 oz. fruits are deep red, thick-fleshed and nearly seedless. Indeterminate vines. Harvest 74-85 days after transplant. read more

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A meaty, delicious variety from Eastern Europe that was brought to America by Polish gardeners in the 1800s. Extremely large, the ...10-12 oz. sausage-shaped fruits are produced on indeterminate vines. The bright red fruits lend themselves to a broad range of uses: paste, sauce, canning, drying or freezing. read more

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With lovely yellow-orange skin and flesh mottled and streaked with red, this West Virginia heirloom beefsteak weighs in at 1-2 lb.... Heavily ribbed fruits bring superb, sweet, low-acid flavor to salads and sandwiches. read more

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In 1901, Burpee introduced this mild, flavorful, all-purpose heirloom tomato. Ready for salads or sauces, the delectable fruits ra...nge in size from10 to 12 oz. Disease-resistant and heat-tolerant. Indeterminate. read more

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Jesuit missionaries gathered up this ancient winter radish from China and introduced it to Europe in the 1950s. Now ours to enjoy,... the long peppery roots-6-8" by 2" diameter-have bright, beautiful rose-colored skin with white flesh. An ideal variety for fall planting. read more

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First offered in 1908, this early, large rooted variety has pure white skin and firm flesh with a juicy, mildly spicy taste. Stays... crisp for an extended time. Ready to pick in just 23-30 days. read more

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Originating in Germany, this heirloom cherry tomato was grown by the Pennsylvania Dutch (who were in fact German) as early as the ...1850s. The variety's name, fittingly enough, translates from the German as "giant bunch of grapes". The compact indeterminate plants produce huge clusters of 20-40 red fruits, 1 1/2 x 1 1/2", with rich, meaty flavor. read more

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Tatsoi, a long-time Asian staple, forms dense rosettes of mild mustardy-flavored leaves. Enjoy the leaves raw or stir-fried. Crunc...hy and flavorful, the midribs have a bright, celeryesque taste. Extremely cold-hardy, you can harvest the plants even under snow cover (mittens not included). read more

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Known for producing large heads and long stalks, this longtime favorite is excellent for cooking fresh or freezing. The 4-6" dark ...blue-green heads are arrayed with side shoots. Developed to withstand cold, it performs outstandingly in the fall. read more

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Lovely and flavorful, Jackson Wonder was introduced in 1888, quickly becoming an American favorite. A rich chestnut color, speckle...d with maroon, the beans have a bright, nutty flavor. With a compact bush habit, the prolific plants only grow 18-24" tall, so harvesting is quick and easy. One cold-hardy lima bean, Jackson Wonder performs beautifully through the warmer parts of Zone 5 when other limas have given up. read more

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Originally from Mexico-and taking its name from a Mexican state-this small, very hot pepper's a favorite in the South and East, wh...ere the plants can grow tall and are covered with the petite light yellow-green to red fruits. Best known as the pepper that lends the kick to the namesake hot sauce from Avery Island, Louisiana. Harvest about 80 days after transplant. read more

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Known and beloved by Italians as "Costata Romanesco", this Italian heirloom offers up a distinctive nutty flavor. The 6-8" medium-...green fruits have pale green ribs and flecks. The prominent ribs create star-shaped slices which are lovely sauteed or roasted. read more

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One of the most popular home garden varieties of the past 100 years. Early, high-yielding, this favorite produces uniform, bright ...red globes with crisp, tender, juicy and mild white flesh. read more

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Over the last 30 years, this here gigantic pumpkin has earned miles of blue ribbons in growing contests. Proudly descended from se...veral strains of prize-winning "Mammoth" pumpkins that go back centuries and were legends in their day. Given the right conditions-proper care and attention, full-sun location; soil that's deeply tilled, high in humus, has adequate moisture and with a pH of 6.5-7.0-your pumpkins can range in the vicinity of 200 lb. Abundant and balanced fertilizer applications are key to producing these giants of the pumpkin world. read more

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You can tell that Sheepnose has vintage rural origins, since few of us see a sheep, or its nose, often enough to think of naming a... lovely, delicious pimento after the ovine proboscis. An heirloom originally found in Ohio, these 3-4"- diameter tomato-shaped peppers are thick-walled and super sweet. This tasty variety is a popular choice for canning. When refrigerated, the harvested fruits stay fresh for a good while. Harvest in 70-80 days after transplant. read more

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From Italy, with flavor. Primo Italiano heirloom paste tomato produces plenty of elongated, reddish-orange 6" long fruits. Firm an...d meaty, the flesh is piquant and sweet, ready to star as paste and in sauces. Fruits hold well after ripening on indeterminate vines. read more

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You can harvest the fruits of this delicious Italian heirloom when it's young or at full maturity. Growing on bush-type plants, th...e long, 10-12" cylindrical fruits are dark green striped with light green. Delicious fried, sauteed, or baked the fruits can be frozen with heart-warming results. read more

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Here is one of the two Batavian heirlooms from Diane Ott Whealy's family, varieties that became the impetus for the compendious Se...ed Savers Exchange in Iowa. Nearly seedless, the indeterminate potato leaf plants produce large, meaty, 1-2 lb. fruits with plenty of rich, sweet flavor; ideal for slicing, canning or freezing. read more

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Rosy-lavender with white shading, the fruits of this beautiful Italian heirloom are large, round and 5-6" long. With a mild, non-b...itter flavor, the fruits' robust shape is ideal for slicing, baking or roasting. Plants grow 24-36" tall. 70-85 days. read more

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Bred in Greece, when this variety was introduced in the U.S. in the 1950s, its flavor and high-quality fruits made it an instant h...it. Indeterminate vines produce uniform, smooth, 4-6 oz. red fruits with solid, meaty flesh. Resistant to sunburn, cracks and spots, Thessaloniki's fruits last a long time on the vine when ripe. read more

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A delicious Charentais-type melon that originated in Italy, achieved full popularity in France and is now a favorite with American... gourmet gardeners. The melon, with blue-green skin that matures to salmon-orange, has sweet, fragrant orange flesh. read more

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With their graceful form and alluring color, swan-necked gourds are naturally ornamental. This variety's large round base is toppe...d with a thick curved neck with a bulbous tip, giving its swanlike effect. The deep green fruits, speckled with light green speckles, weigh about 3 lb. and are approximately 3" wide and 16" tall. read more

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For maximum flavor and optimal texture, pick the fruits of this Southern heirloom eggplant when young. With appealing light green ...skin and full-bodied, nutty, white flesh, the slender fruits grow 8 to 9" long. Tall plants that produce high yields. read more

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This easy-to-grow American heirloom thrives, whether it's hot or cold. Dating back to at least the 1770s, it makes a fine ornament...al choice for containers and kitchen gardens. The flavor is mild, and free of bitterness over a long season, pick leaves as needed at any stage. 45 days. read more

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A unique English heirloom lettuce that can take the heat and stars in the kitchen. Mild and creamy, the bright yellowish-lime gree...n leaves from the tiny, 4-5" butterhead are just right for individual salads. The bright, yellow-lime green leaves form medium-tight central heads even in hot weather and ignore the heat when fully mature in the garden, resisting bolting and allowing for a longer harvest. Cut the individual leaves or pick the entire head. read more

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Ever vigorous, this variety's vines produce mighty yields of striking apple-shaped gourds. Deep green with lighter flecks when fre...sh, the 9 x 12", 5-7 lb. gourds transition to brown when dried. Excellent for crafts and birdhouses. read more

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We consider this the most beautiful lettuce we have grown. With bright-green cupped leaves splashed with rosy-red, this butterhead... type makes a visual and flavorful splash in the salad bowl. The taste is superb, buttery and mild. Loose heads grow to 12" across and can be harvested in about 55 days. read more

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Sweet is the beet. When it comes to beets, the earlier the better. A dual-purpose beet, with sweet, early-producing, 3-4" roots an...d extra tall and flavorful tops for harvesting as greens. Cut the 18" tall greens, and use in lieu of spinach, kale or chard. Beets also freeze well, which is cool. Since the roots develop and mature over an extended period, there's no need to successively sow seeds. read more

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Red Zebra is thought to be a naturally occurring cross between Green Zebra and an unknown, though certainly red, parent. The beaut...iful and tartly flavored offspring are gorgeous 2 to 3", round cherry-red fruits with rich orange streaks. The bountiful, high-yielding indeterminate vines are ready to harvest about 75-90 days from transplant. read more

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An heirloom variety with legions of fans in Italy and England who are mad for its beautiful deep-purple sprouts and high nutrition...al content. Introduced to the U.S. in the second half of the 19th century, this long-season variety is also a favorite of American gardeners and chefs. Enjoy raw for beautiful color in salads and crudites or cook as you would regular broccoli and the color turns the traditional green. Once the central head is harvested, the plants continue to produce plentiful side shoots. In long-season regions, you can start it indoors and plant outside in early spring-or, if you like, plant in late fall, allow the plants to overwinter and harvest in spring. Extremely cold-hardy. Harvest in about 120 days if growing in summer in long-season areas or about 200 days if overwintering. read more

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An heirloom originally from Russia, this beefsteak type has very large, persimmon-colored 1 lb. fruits. Uniform and blemish-free, ...the tomatoes have high flavor, low acidity, and a small seed cavity. Performs well in short-season areas. Indeterminate. read more

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This old variety, a favorite in tomato taste trials, comes from a farming hill town in Lebanon. Growing to 1 1/2 lb, the large, pi...nk, flattened fruits delight with their sweet, rich, complex flavor. The vigorous indeterminate vines are disease-resistant. read more

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Burpee introduced this now classic cucumber in 1893, after receiving it from a customer in western New York State. Pale ivory, the... 6 to 8" long and 2 to 3"-wide fruits have an exceptionally crisp texture, making for excellent fresh eating or tasty pickles. Produces high yields, even in high heat. read more

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We have one Giuseppe Nardello to thank for this spectacularly tasty sweet frying pepper. From the small village of Ruoti in the Ba...silicata region of southern Italy, Giuseppe brought this heirloom to the states, where it was introduced in 1887. Grazie, Giuseppe! All season long the low-growing 20-24" plants produce loads and loads of long, thin peppers, up to 10" long. The peppers are altogether delicious, whether cooked in a little olive oil, grilled, chopped, sauteed with other vegetables, or used raw in salsas and salads. These peppers are perfect for pickling or drying. Harvest in 80-90 days from transplant. read more

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The definitive French melon. Originating in the Poitou-Charentes region around 1920, Charentais is considered the best melon ever ...developed because of its high sugar content, smooth texture and ambrosial fragrance. Perfect for two servings, the small round melons weigh just 2 lb. Gray in color with slight ribs, the melons have rich salmon-orange flesh. read more

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This heirloom's lovely French name translates, prettily enough, as "embroidered with warts from Eysines," that being a small town ...in southwest France. This pumpkin's random "peanut" warts bedeck the flesh-colored outer skin. A unique decorative piece, to be sure, but also a richly flavored eating pumpkin. Harvest the 10-20 lb. fruits are mature in about 90 days. read more

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We admire this French heirloom's looks, taste and illustrious heritage. Dating to the 1800s, this venerable beauty is patty pan, o...r scalloped, in shape. At first, the squash is the palest sea foam green (Verte); as it matures, the fruit turns all white (Blanc), with deep green radial streaks. Pick when small and saute, bake or stuff. read more

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