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Heirloom Seeds

It’s amusing that Heirloom Vegetables are a current craze in home gardening, yet no one knows what heirloom vegetables are! One of the truest definitions is that an heirloom is a variety that has been selected, re-selected and handed down from one family member to another for many generations. Another definition places a date point on the variety. Some purists say a variety must be at least a hundred years old to be a true heirloom, while less strict experts state that an heirloom must have originated before 1951, the year that marked the widespread introduction of hybrid varieties to home gardeners.

While heirloom tomatoes are our most popular, virtually any vegetable we sell, from “A” to “Z,” contains at least one or two heirloom varieties. Our “Ping Tung Long” Aubergine hails from Taiwan; our “Black Beauty” Zucchini is just another of the numerous heirlooms we offer.

Learn more about heirloom varieties here.

  • Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds

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    SKU: 239 For bulk sizes, click here 60 days. Heirloom variety that’s most popular and most reliable. Dark green leaves with red veining and large,...

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  • Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach Seeds

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    SKU: 551 For bulk sizes, click here 45 days. Old heirloom variety that is early, extremely slow to bolt and very tolerant of hot weather. Stands 2 ...

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  • Clemson Spineless Okra Seeds

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    SKU: 564 For bulk sizes, click here 56 days. Southern variety whose lack of spines gives easy picking! Former AAS Winner produces 4 to 7-ft. plant...

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  • German Giant Radish Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here  SKU: 568 28 days. Also called Parat. A German import that grows to the size of a baseball, yet stays sweet and crisp, ...

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  • California Wonder Bell Pepper Seeds

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    SKU: 649 For bulk sizes, click here 75 days. The perfect stuffing pepper, setting the standard for open-pollinated peppers years ago. Its medium-s...

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  • Vegetable Spaghetti Winter Squash Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here SKU: 368 95 days. Pale yellow flesh breaks up into spaghetti-like strands when boiled for 20 to 30-min. and removed wit...

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  • Amish Paste Tomato Seeds

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    SKU: 748 For bulk sizes, click here 74 days. No one knows gourmet cuisine better than the Amish, who give us this terrific heirloom for sauces and...

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  • Big Zac Hybrid Tomato Seeds

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    SKU: 861 For bulk sizes, click here 80 days. Grow your own huge, prize winning tomatoes! This gargantuan red beefsteak, bred by Minnie Zaccaria of...

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  • Cherokee Purple Tomato Seeds

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    SKU: 736 For bulk sizes, click here 80 days. A Tennessee heirloom from the Cherokees. Strange, dusky rose-brown fruits weigh 12 to 16 oz., with br...

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  • Little Gem

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    SKU: 479 For bulk sizes, click here 33 days. A miniature green romaine with a blanched thick heart that remains a single-serving treat! Heads meas...

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  • National Pickling Cucumber Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here SKU: 387 52 days. A dependable, reliable heirloom since 1924 with great versatility. Pick them at 2 to 3-in. for gherki...

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  • Long Island Improved Brussels Sprout Seeds

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    SKU: 267 For bulk sizes, click here 90 days. A dependable, reliable performer for most of a century. A favorite of home gardeners due to high yield...

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  • San Marzano Tomato Seeds

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    SKU: 779 For bulk sizes, click here 80 days. A more rectangular, slightly later, indeterminate version of Roma. Bright red, meaty, 3 1/2-in. fruits...

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  • Red Peter Hot Pepper Seeds

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    SKU: 676 For bulk sizes, click here Not for the prudish, the mature shape of this devilish heirloom always turns heads! Pods are blunt-ended, 4 to...

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  • Giant Belgium Tomato Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here SKU: 717 86 days. Massive fruits average 2-lbs. but have been reported at nearly 5-lbs. – a serious contender for “worl...

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  • Epic Hybrid

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    SKU: 216 For bulk sizes, click here Formerly Dusky Hybrid. 63 days. One of the best selling eggplants around! Our most consistently uniform variet...

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  • Pineapple Tomato Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here SKU: 723 87 days. A gigantic bicolor heirloom, weighing up to 2 lbs., with orange and yellow fruits streaked with red b...

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  • Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds

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    For bulk sizes, click here SKU: 528 75 days. The classic “icebox” watermelon is very early, with round, 7 to 9-in almost black fruits weighing 6 t...

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  • Cylindra Beet Seeds

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    SKU: 244 For bulk sizes, click here 58 days. A long, cylindrical, dark red beet yielding four times more slices than the typical round beet. Grows...

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  • Acorn or Table Queen Winter Squash Seeds

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    SKU: 374 For bulk sizes, click here 85 days. Heirloom with dark-green, deeply ribbed skin and fine-textured golden-yellow flesh that sweetens in s...

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  • Black Krim Tomato Seeds

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    SKU: 755 For bulk sizes, click here 80 days. An unusual Russian heirloom featuring beefsteak sized fruits weighing 10-12 oz., with unique colors o...

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  • Premium Late Flat Dutch Cabbage Seeds

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    SKU: 289 For bulk sizes, click here 105 days. Our best winter keeper – holds its quality for months! Huge, flattened, solid heads measure 10 to 12-...

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  • Hungarian Yellow Hot Wax or Hot Banana Pepper Seeds

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    SKU: 658 For bulk sizes, click here 67 days. Banana-shaped, light yellow, 6 to 8-in., medium hot fruits are perfect for pickling. Compact plants b...

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  • Chef’s Choice Orange Hybrid Tomato T

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    SKU: 895 For bulk sizes, click here 75 days. 2014 AAS honors with bright, glowing orange skin on big, beefsteak-size, 5 to 6-in., 9 to 12-in. frui...

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