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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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55 Days. This kale variety is an extremely vigorous. The Outside leaves can be snapped off and bunched, and the center will re gro...w. Premier Kale is a slow bolting variety that is best suited to cooler climates. Produces Smooth leaves with scalloped... read more

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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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Annual. This basil has a strong lemon/citrus flavor that makes it excellent for vinegars, salad dressings, fish dishes, and salads.... It also makes a refreshing pesto. It is also easy to grow outdoors in containers. .In a warm, south-facing window,... read more

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65 days. The most popular of the butterhead types. Compact, loose head with smooth, soft, tender leaves. Slow to bolt. Excellent f...lavor and texture. read more

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Tender perennial. Also called sweet marjoram, flavor is considered milder but more complex than its relative, oregano. Some descri...be the flavor as having a hint of balsam. Try substituting versatile marjoram for oregano in many popular dishes such... 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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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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Originating in New Zealand, this unusual heirloom cucumber was first offered in 1934. When mature, Crystal Apple's pretty, pale, g...reenish white-skinned fruits resemble Granny Smith apples. To experience the smooth, tender and cream-tasting fruits at their peak, enjoy them when they're young. A bright, scrumptious addition to salads. 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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Introduced to the seed trade around 1910, this variety was brought to our shores-and our gardens-by Italian immigrants. A deliciou...sly old-fashioned broccoli, it boasts dark bluish-green central heads about 5" across. Tall, erect, 30-36" plants give way to multiple side shoots once the central head is cut. Harvest 60-90 days after transplant. read more

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An heirloom prized by generations of French squash connoisseurs for its mild, nutty flavor and ever-so-tender flesh and skin. Harv...est when fruits are young, when they are merely 2-3" in diameter, and steam or saute. Ready in about 45-52 days. read more

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De Cicco is an excellent choice for extended harvests for home gardeners. Vigorous plants yield 3-4", blue-green heads. After cutt...ing the main head, more side shoots develop, producing many more small to medium-sized heads through the summer. Good for steaming, stir-fries and for freezing. Sow indoors six weeks before transplanting outdoors. read more

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Perfect for salads and crudites, these tiny 1/2" round, red fruits are notable for their strong, sweet-tart flavor and firm, juicy... texture. High-yielding indeterminate plants bear large trusses of clusters of fruit, making harvesting easier. read more

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With crumpled, frilled edges, the bright green leaves impart a mild, mustardy flavor. Served raw, the young leaves are tasty in sa...lads-they're also delicious lightly stir-fried or sauteed. Superb candidate for freezing or canning. Cold-resistant and slow to bolt, the large, upright and vigorous plants spread to 18-24". Harvest young leaves in about 50 days or more mature leaves in about 70. read more

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This squash commands your attention on account of the fruits' color and succulent flesh. Red Kuri's magnificent bright scarlet tea...r-drop-shaped fruits are packed with dense flesh that's smashing roasted or in soups. Generous plants produce large yields of 4-6 lb. fruits. read more

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Mr. Stripey's mild, sweet-tasting fruits have a high sugar content and grow to over 1 lb. each. Pretty and luscious, this tomato h...as rich yellow undertones covered with pinkish-red striping. Indeterminate. read more

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Often favorably compared with the illustrious Brandywine, the gold standard of heirloom tomatoes. With dark pinkish-purple skin, t...his widely adapted heirloom produces large, slightly flattened 1 lb. fruits with firm, meaty, crimson flesh and few seeds. Indeterminate potato-leaf plants. read more

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An All-America Selections winner in 1950, Congo is hard to find these days, but it is one sweet, beautiful watermelon. Weighing as... much as 35 lb, Congo's oblong, medium-green fruits with dark green stripes are filled with firm, sweet, delicious red flesh with a high sugar content. Sweet! read more

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Salmon-orange in color, scrumptious in flavor, this early-yielding heirloom has just the right credentials for orange-colored sauc...es and salsas. Nearly seedless, the large, firm fruits grow in prodigious numbers on indeterminate vines. 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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The famously hot and pungent pepper takes its name from a river in Guyana. We like to think the name derives from locals fleeing t...o the river for relief, their mouths scorched by the incendiary pepper. Most often dried, Cayenne, powdered or flakes, serves as a multi-purpose spice. The South American pepper's 4-6" long, 1//2" thin fruits, slightly hotter than jalape$os, have a multitude of uses, whether fresh, canned or pickled; excellent steeped in oil or vinegar for flavorful condiments. Yields are high, so extra peppers may be strung in "ristras" for easy drying. Fruits mature from green to red and are ready to harvest about 70 days from transplant. 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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A bright red, pear-shaped heirloom with an American pedigree that goes back to Colonial times. Attractive and tasty, the 1-2" long... fruits are delicious in salads or roasted in the oven. Indeterminate. 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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The golden cousin of the red-colored Marconi, this delicious and mild-tasting heirloom pepper is prized in Italy. Very sweet and v...ery large, the 7-10" long tapered fruits are great for eating fresh, frying, grilling or stuffing. Pick at either the light green early stage or wait until fully mature and golden yellow. Harvest in 80-90 days from transplant. read more

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