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Asian Greens

Chinese Cabbages

Chinese Cabbage
Red Dragon
3230 (60 days) F-1 hybrid. When Nikos spied this striking purple-red 10" chinese cabbage one autumn in the farm-to-table garden of a NY restaurant, she... read more

Mustards

Mustard
Yukina Savoy - Organic
3219 (45 days full size; 21 baby) This Asian green has a Japanese name that could be written ‘snow, vegetable’ or ‘fortune, endure.’ The auspicious... read more

Beans

Bush Green Beans

Roma II
Bush Green Bean
Roma II - Organic
245  (59 days) Open-pollinated. 5" flattened Romano pods. White seed. read more

Dry Beans

Jacob’s Cattle
Dry Bean
Jacob’s Cattle - Organic
344  (88 days) Open-pollinated. Kidney-shaped bean with dark red speckles on white background. Popular New England heirloom. read more

Pole Beans

Seychelles
Pole Bean
Seychelles - Organic
278  (55 days) Open-pollinated. 7–9' vines bear long stringless round-podded very dark green fresh beans, coming early. 2017 AAS. read more

Soybeans

Chiba Green
Soybean
Chiba Green - Organic
494 (83 days) With similar maturity to Beer Friend, this edamame soybean packs a lot of flavor and production into 2' compact plants. Dark... read more
Tankuro
Soybean
Tankuro - Organic
488  (90 days) Open-pollinated. Black-seeded 3' plants. Pods contain 2-3 beans. Excellent flavor. read more

Broccoli

Broccoli

Covina
Covina - Organiccurrently on backorder
3308 (75 days) F-1 hybrid. We’ve been disappointed that Fiesta seed has been late to its own party the last few years. But Covina’s performance in our... read more
Millennium
Broccoli
Millennium
3307 (94 days) F-1 hybrid. Like the Millennial generation, this broccoli might be a little slow to mature but it shows amazing resilience and staying... read more

Brussels Sprouts

Speedia
Speediacurrently on backorder
3335 (98 days) F-1 hybrid. Our 2016 brussels sprouts trial had us angling away from Hestia toward Speedia. Its vigorous and extra sturdy 30–36" stalks... read more

Cabbages

Green Cabbages

January King
Green Cabbage
January King - Organic
3399 (180 days) Open-pollinated. This old variety developed in northern Europe more than a century ago still reigns supreme as an outstanding OP... read more
Murdoc
Green Cabbage
Murdoc
3370MC (40-60 days from transplant) F-1 hybrid. In our 2018 summer trials of glorious pointy-headed green cabbage, patient & perseverant Murdoc... read more

Carrots

Early Carrots

Aranka
Early Carrot
Aranka
2094 (56 days) F-1 hybrid. Aranka means ‘golden’ in Hungarian. The discontinuation of Nelson carrot was a loss felt by the early summer snacking and... read more
Coral Pelleted
Early Carrot
Coral Pelleted
2029  (55 days) Open-pollinated. Early coreless translucent pinkish-orange blunt-tip roots. Mild sweetness boosted by “carrot perfume.” Upright tops good for bunching. read more
Istanbul
Early Carrot
Istanbul
2035 (65 days) F-1 hybrid. In our search for replacing now-merged Bayer/Monsanto’s Sugarsnax carrot, we sunk our teeth into many a bland orange chunk.... read more

Main Season Carrots

Newhall
Newhallcurrently on backorder
2070 (74 days) F-1 hybrid. In our spring 2019 storage-carrot tasting, we were hoping to simply confirm newcomer Naval’s refined dominance over... read more

Celery

Celeriac

Monarch Celeriac
Celeriac
Monarch Celeriac - Organic
3648 (100 days) Very similar to Brilliant but with a more flattened shape. Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit. NEW! read more

Corn

Supersweet

Nirvana
Supersweet
Nirvana
660 (75 days) Supersweet F-1 hybrid. Bicolor, 8" ears, 16-18 rows. We’ve been saying “Nevermind” to Supersweet corn for ages: the early years of sh2... read more

Cucumbers

Slicing Cucumbers

Lagos
Lagoscurrently on backorder
1300 (45 days) F-1 hybrid. With tasty Ministro discontinued by its supplier, we’ve been searching for a new reliable slicer. Lagos shows diverse use in... read more

Flower Seeds

Columbines

Double Take Columbine
Columbine
Double Take Columbine - Organic
5000 A unique double Barlow-style columbine with long-lasting (4-6 weeks) spurless blooms that look like miniature dahlias with layers of pink,... read more

Daturas

Ballerina Mix Datura
Datura
Ballerina Mix Datura - Organic
5051 Datura metel (95 days) Perennial in Zone 8-10, grown as an annual. Last summer my friend called at short notice to come enjoy her night-blooming... read more

Dye Plants

Sussex Flax
Dye Plant
Sussex Flax - Organic
5930 (110 days) Linum usitatissimum Open-pollinated. I’d been seeking a seed source for this “most useful” (usitatissimum) flax for ages when I... read more

Gaillardia

Lorenziana Double Mix
Lorenziana Double Mixcurrently on backorder
5098 Gaillardia pulchella Annual. This cultivar of a native flower has been around more than a century under different names, but it's a new discovery... read more

Greens

Chard

Silverado
Chard
Silverado - Organic
3039 (56 full size; 30 days baby leaf) Mainers sure do love their Swiss Chard; this easy-to-grow early crop brightens our chilly drear spring and keeps... read more

Herbs

Basil

Basil
Flowering Thai Basil
4471 (60 days) In our 2019 basil trials, this outstanding culinary and ornamental strain of Thai basil left us breathless. Sporting the same purple... read more

Melons

Galia-type Melons

Courier
Galia-type Melon
Courier
960 (85 days) F-1 hybrid. In our variable (good, bad and downright ugly!) northern summers, we’ve been disappointed by the elusive flavor and sugar... read more

Honeydew Melons

Uncle Paul
Honeydew Melon
Uncle Paul
964 (80 days) F-1 hybrid. As we bid farewell to excellent but discontinued Uncle Sam, we welcome Uncle Paul. Sam and Paul are siblings from the same... read more

Muskmelons

Hearts of Gold
Muskmelon
Hearts of Gold - Organic
982 (85 days) Open-pollinated. Once the most popular melon in the Midwest, this 2–3 lb orange-fleshed muskmelon with a thin rind and thick flesh still... read more
Muskmelon
Home Run
978 (82 days) F-1 hybrid. For some, the most memorable home run in MLB history is Hammerin’ Hank Aaron whacking #715 on April 8, 1974, to pass Babe... read more

Onions and Leeks

Red Storage Onions

Red Storage Onion
Red Mountain
2492 (107 days) F-1 hybrid. When we heard from breeder Bejo that Redwing’s boots would soon walk out the door, finding a replacement looked like a... read more

Peppers

Elongated Sweet Peppers

Violet Sparkle - Organicnot available yet, check back later
3732 (75 days) Open-pollinated. As dazzling as the name suggests! Not bell-shaped, but belongs in this sweet category with its crisp colorful... read more

Hot Peppers

Dulcinea - Organicsold out, crop failure
3827 (75 days) Open-pollinated. For twelve years breeder Roberta Bailey felt like Don Quixote jousting windmills as she tried to stabilize this... read more

Paprika

Paprika
Karlo - Organic
3758 (70 days) Open-pollinated. This pepper looked so much like Feher Ozon in our trials that we got to wondering if it was also a paprika pepper.... read more

Spinach

Spinach

Beaujolais - Organiccurrently on backorder
2500 (30 days) Open-pollinated. More than a decade ago we carried the variety Bordeaux, but we put that niche spinach on the chopping block when... read more

Squash - Summer

Zucchini

Green Machine
Zucchini
Green Machine - Organic
1405 (45 days) F-1 hybrid. A bumper extra-early ongoing crop of medium-dark green shiny zukes is a fun ride all summer. In 2019 we trialed more than 20... read more
Modena
Modena - Organiccurrently on backorder
1407 (45 days) F-1 hybrid. Glossy dark green Modena was another star of our 2019 trial of more than 20 modern zukes versus standard Raven. Slightly... read more

Tomatoes

Slicing Tomatoes

Slicing Tomato
Mary Reynolds - ECO
4078 (85 days) Open-pollinated. Indeterminate. In last year’s taste trials the rich pumpkin-orange color of these 1 lb beefsteaks were a marvel on the... read more

Watermelons

Red & Pink Flesh

La Bestia
Red & Pink Flesh
La Bestia
1050 (87 days) F-1 hybrid. This variety bears the nickname of the U.S.-bound cargo trains that traverse Mexico, often with Central American migrants... read more