• "Ideal" Purple Top Milan Turnip

    An improved Milan turnip; the roots are very flat, white with purple tops. The flavor is sweet and mild. A good variety for marketing. Popular in Italy, the Milan turnip is a 19th century Italian heirloom.
  • "Ideal" Purple Top Milan Turnip 1 oz

    An improved Milan turnip; the roots are very flat, white with purple tops. The flavor is sweet and mild. A good variety for marketing. Popular in Italy, the Milan turnip is a 19th century Italian heirloom.
  • "Shiso or Perilla Purple Zi Su"

    A beautiful and delicious plant that is very popular in Asia. The purple-red leaves are used to color and flavor vinegar and to make beautiful, pink rice. Great in salads; flavor is a mix of basil and mint. Contains 75 heirloom seeds
  • (Kulli) Black Incan Corn

    (Kulli) Black Incan Corn

    Over 2700 years ago the Incans had already started building their empire in Peru. Archeologists now believe that corn and llamas were basis of the Incans surge to power. Although thousands of forms of corn exist in the Peruvian Andes some forms have a very noble and well known history. The so called Kulli or Kculli Strains of purple or black corn are ancient and have been used perhaps for thousands of years. Kulli corn is almost jet black to the eye, it is so rich in anthocyanins that when cobs and kernels are soaked in water, (like they have been since antiquity by the Peruvians), they turn the water a deep purple. This drink is famous in Peru and is called Chicha (it’s flavored with other yummy ingredients too!). Joe is super proud to have a limited quantity of this amazing corn. It is from the high Andes, which are “tropical” hence it probably will need a long ..long growing season, circa 150-180 days, but if it sets cobs it will amaze you with it’s beauty. And it is not only beautiful it is a nutritious! This seed is brought to us by botanical explorer, Joseph Simcox.
  • A Grappoli D'Inverno Tomato

    A Grappoli D'Inverno Tomato

    This is the "Winter Grape" tomato of old Italy, where farmers would hang the fruit-covered vines and the fruit would stay fresh well into the winter. They also dry perfectly and resemble little "Roma" tomatoes. The flavorful fruit are delicious and great for snacking, fresh or dried.
  • Abigail's Coffee Okra

    Abigail's Coffee Okra

    Joe came upon Abigail, an enterprising gourd grower and master gardener in the Province of Los Santos not far from the town of Tablas. Abigail raises an old variety of Okra that he says he has been growing for as long as he can remember, the locals use it for fresh eating and they also use the dried seeds when roasted and ground for a refreshing coffee. Abigail was delighted to know that others would share in his pleasure of drinking " Abigail's Coffee"!
  • Abu Rawan Tomato

    Abu Rawan Tomato

    Determinate—Another variety contributed to the tomato world by our friend, expatriate Iraqi seed collector Nael Aziz. He stated that it is a bit unusual for an Iraqi type, because in Iraq the people tend to favor tart tomatoes, while this one is sweeter. Having solid, all-purpose flesh, it will take the heat, like Iraqi types generally. Named for the onetime caretaker of the greenhouses at the Agricultural College at Al Ghraib. Maintained in cultivation in private gardens there since the 1970's.
  • Afghan Honeydew Melon

    Afghan Honeydew Melon

    This delicious melon is grown in the high mountain valleys north of Kabul, Afghanistan. It measures about 8 inches long and is football shape; the skin is netted and the flesh is green, crispy, and sweet. Recently brought back from this ancient country.
  • Afghani Sesame

    Afghani Sesame

    110 days (Sesamum indicum) Luminous white trumpet-shaped flowers seem to float atop compact, 3 foot plants. This is a very early maturing variety, pretty enough for the border, useful for its tan seeds harvest or as a soil conditioner and cover crop. Sesame, when the plants are cut and incorporated into the soil, is known to reduce nematode infestations in the soil. Thrives in hot weather.
  • African Wild Melon Mix

    African Wild Melon Mix

    This is a mixture of fun, attractive ornamentals, great for covering a fence or arbor. Most varieties are easy to grow and the fruits keep well, making them perfect for arrangements and craft ideas. The fruit are perfect for fall displays. From the Wilds of Africa, these are poisonous and are NOT for human consumption! The mixture may include Gherkin African Wild Melon, with its small greenish-brown fruit with pale brown stripes and alien-like spikes; Gherkin SpinyBurr with its cucumber-like vines that produce loads of fruit, possibly from the country of Angola; Gooseberry Gourd Melon with spiny little fruit that are quite pretty with dark green and light green stripes; Hedgehog Gourd Melon which is completely covered in soft spines; as well as other species. This mixture of species is sure to become popular with lovers of garden ornamentals because they are quite easy to grow and very productive. Considered poisonous; do not eat! Poisonous.
  • Ailsa Craig Onion

    Ailsa Craig Onion

    Long day type—Very well-known globe-shaped heirloom onion that reaches really huge size—5 lbs is rather common! The skin is a pale yellow and the flesh is relatively mild and sweet, so is recommended for fresh use—not a storage type. Introduced in 1887 by David Murray, gardener for the Marquis of Ailsa, at Culzean Castle in Maybole, South Ayrshire, Scotland.
  • Aji Chombo, Hot Pepper

    Aji Chombo, Hot Pepper

    Traditional Panamanian relative of Habanero. Fruits are elongated, with fairly smooth skins and relatively few very deep pleats. Heat level is certainly high and Aji Chombo is used throughout Panama in native dishes and especially on the Atlantic coast. Originated in the Caribbean islands
  • Ajvarski, Sweet Pepper

    Ajvarski, Sweet Pepper

    80 days--Here's a really outstanding roasting pepper from eastern Macedonia. Two-foot, stocky plants are covered in 6- to 7-inch, broadly wedge-shaped pods that ripen green to deep, rich red. These peppers are incredible. When you grow them in certain soils, on a hot day, you can smell them on the plant from 10 feet away. They make all other sweet peppers seem bland. And when you throw half a dozen on your grill, everybody in your neighborhood will smell them! These thick-fleshed traditional peppers are roasted on flat metal stoves, peeled, then ground into a traditional relish called ajvar, which is eaten spread on bread, often with sirenje, a local cheese similar to feta. Nearly every rural household puts up a supply of ajvar for winter eating. In autumn, Macedonians flock to the markets in fertile valleys in the East to buy bushels of the best aromatic roasting peppers from the local villages there, which is where the original seed came from, a gift from the students in the villages of Kalugeritsa and Zleovo.
  • Akha Purple Mountain Bean

    Akha Purple Mountain Bean

    This a purple dry bean that we found at a market in Chiang Rai, Thailand. They were grown by the Akha people, a hill tribe, in the mountains in Thailand. The beans make a great soup bean or you can sauté the fresh beans.
  • Akha Striped Bean

    Akha Striped Bean

    These compact plants are highly productive and produce the most beautiful fresh pods and dry beans! The fresh pods are cream colored with fuchsia striping, the pods mature to beige and the dry beans are large brown with red striping. Collected by the Akha Tribe in Chiang Rai Thailand.
  • Al-Kuffa Tomato

    Al-Kuffa Tomato

    This little tomato is early and produces 3-4 ounce fruit on compact, dwarf vines that yielded till frost. We received this mild-tasting Iraqi variety from our friend Aziz Nail who said, "Delicious one, useful for any purpose, strong bush plant cultivated in the south of Iraq in cool greenhouses for late spring or early summer markets. Also it is [grown] in the middle and north Iraq without greenhouse."
  • Alabama Black Butterbean - Lima Bean

    Alabama Black Butterbean - Lima Bean

    Incredibly prolific lima from the South. This seed was first sent to us by our friend Bill Peters of Alabaster, Alabama. He got it from Sam Reid of Hayden, Blount County, in 1995 from his ad in the Alabama Farmers Bulletin. Bill placed the seeds in his freezer and forgot about them for 14 years! They grew, and he sent seed to us. This delicious lima is small, blue to black in color. Rampant vines needs strong support. Thrived in heat and drought in our trials. Very rare!
  • Alabama Blackeyed Butter Bean

    Alabama Blackeyed Butter Bean

    Plump white limas with a dark brown-to-black eye are produced on vigorous, large vines. Originally sent from an Alabama customer, whose family grew them for generations. Similar to Sieva but more productive.
  • Alabama Red Okra

    Alabama Red Okra

    A delicious heirloom from Alabama, this variety has fat, red pods that are great fried or in gumbo! One of our most popular varieties, it is unique and rare.
  • Alaska Garden Pea

    Alaska Garden Pea

    50-60 days. Very early; great for short season areas; good yields of delicious soup peas. An heirloom from 1880.
  • Alaska Shasta Daisy - Wildflower

    Alaska Shasta Daisy - Wildflower

    This easy-to-grow perennial has large, white daisy flowers with bright yellow centers; great for your cottage garden and perfect as cut flowers. Contains 100-300 heirloom seeds
  • Albino Beet

    Albino Beet

    55 days. A pure white, fairly smooth round heirloom beet from Holland. Its super sweet white flesh is unusual and tasty. The greens are also good. This beet can be used for making sugar.
  • Albino Beet 1 oz

    Albino Beet 1 oz

    55 days. A pure white, fairly smooth round heirloom beet from Holland. Its super sweet white flesh is unusual and tasty. The greens are also good. This beet can be used for making sugar.
  • Albino Bullnose Pepper

    Albino Bullnose Pepper

    Beautiful, blocky 3-4 inch peppers are a lovely cream color. They have a nice mild, sweet flavor and ripen to a beautiful reddish-orange. It produces loads of fruit from early summer until frost on very compact, dwarf plants. It is very popular here at Baker Creek and much used in our restaurant. This is one of the first varieties I read about when I first became interested in heirloom seeds.
  • Aleppo Pepper

    Aleppo Pepper