• Abe Lincoln

    Abe Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln is a late-maturing tomato introduced in the 1920s. Our seed is from a line selected for earliness. It is smaller and about 10 days earlier than the original. Our first year growing this variety was a bad year for early blight, but this variety performed exceptionally well. Plants grew vigorously and produced until frost, when our other tomato varieties were long dead. Moderate to high yields of medium sized red fruits with good flavor. Split resistant and stores well. 70 days. Grown by Living Energy Farm. Packet = .2 grams Livingenergyfarm.org commonwealthseeds.com
  • Ajo Morado

    Ajo Morado

    This softneck variety, Ajo Morado, is the first garlic to be harvested and ready for consumption in the United States every year. Avaliable the end of April. The variety, along with the fact that it has just been harvested in april will insure that it will last up to 6 months if stored properly. This beautifully creole garlic is stunning. It has an amazing punch for a softneck, full flavored, sweet and mild when cooked. Grown etirely by hand using all organic methods in volcanic soil far from any source of pollution. These babies are the epitomy of health. Our happy little ranch uses all aspect of organic and biodynamic farming practices to achieve the highest quality food, or medicine, as we like to think of our garlic as. Grown with love and attention, whether planting or eating, the care we take will shine through. Enjoy!
  • Ajo Morado - Garlic Braids

    Ajo Morado - Garlic Braids

    This softneck variety, Ajo Morado, is the first garlic to be harvested and ready for consumption in the United States every year. Availiable the end of April it comes beautifully braided in the Mediterranean style which is far more appealing to the eye to the bulky American style. The variety, accompanied with the style of braiding as well as its freshness, insure that it will last up to 10 months if stored properly. The beautifully purple striped garlic is accented by the green and yellow stalks making this an absolutely stunning piece. So pretty in fact, that half of our customers use them for decoration only, but please, for those of you who love garlic, TRY it! It has an amazing punch for a softneck, full flavored, and mild when cooked. Grown entirely by hand using all organic methods in volcanic soil far from any source of pollution these babies are the epitome of health. A 10 bulb braid will weigh about one to two pounds. A 15 bulb braid will weigh between two and three pounds, and a 25 bulb braid will weigh between four and five lbs. Our happy little ranch uses all aspect of organic and biodynamic farming practices to achieve the highest quality food, or medicine, as we like to think of our garlic as. Grown with love and attention, whether planting or eating, the care we take will shine through. Enjoy!
  • Ajo Rojo

    Ajo Rojo

    Ajo Rojo is a beautiful and distinctive garlic with red/burgundy clove wrappers and good storage. It sizes up nicely in warmer growing areas with many bulbs reaching 2" or more diameter. Silky bulb wrappers. Vigorous root system and late harvest for incredibly rich flavor. Hot, sweet, and flavorful! We are Certified Naturally Grown.
  • All Creoles Sampler

    All Creoles Sampler

    One or more bulbs each of some rich Creole garlics such as: Ajo Rojo, Burgundy, Creole Red, Cuban Purple, Labera Purple, Pescadero Red, Spanish Benitee, Native Creole, Rose Du Lautrec, etc. This assortment is for the true warm winter garlic lover who loves the full rich taste and flavor that comes with Creole garlic and who lives in a warm winter area where Creoles thrive.
  • Australian (Dry Pole Soup Pea)

    Australian (Dry Pole Soup Pea)

    DRY SOUP PEA: Small, speckled brown pea with great flavor. Prolific, vigorous plants. Grows up to 6’ tall and requires trellising. Flavorful with good texture; stays firm. Somewhat more resistant to pea weevils than other soup peas.
  • Barley (Hayes 2-row Awnless Malting)

    Barley (Hayes 2-row Awnless Malting)

    All our other barleys and wheats “lodged” (fell over) during the unseasonable heavy rains in mid-summer of 2012. This one is short and stout and did not budge. Easy to harvest and thresh. Hulled, so it’s not the barley for whole grain cooking, but is the one you want for your homebrew projects! Matures easily in the cool Pacific Northwest.
  • Barley (Purple)

    Barley (Purple)

    Unlike commercial varieties, hulless barleys have very loose hulls easily removed by rubbing. Hulless barleys have great potential for the home garden. They are hardy, carefree crops that provide hearty and satisfying food. Excellent as a whole grain. Beautiful purple heads, grows to about 3 feet tall. Grown in the cool Pacific Northwest.
  • Beka Brown (Dry Bush)

    Beka Brown (Dry Bush)

    DRY BUSH: Beautiful small round golden brown bean. Reliably early and prolific. A meaty bean with great flavor. Rich and delicious pinto bean substitute or baked bean. Grown in the cool Pacific Northwest.
  • Black Coco (Dry Bush)

    Black Coco (Dry Bush)

    DRY BUSH: Large, oval-round black bean that is early to mature and rich in flavor. Cooks quickly with a delicious aroma. Great as a soup bean or refried. The most promising black bush bean we have tried. Grown in the cool Pacific Northwest.
  • Black Jet

    Black Jet

    There are many varieties of soybeans that are early, much tastier than conventional soybeans grown in the U.S., and are not contaminated by Roundup-Ready genes. Black Jet is a tasty, early, small black variety. Delicious as a cooked dry bean, cooking in about 90 minutes. One of the earliest. Will mature most years in the Pacific Northwest. Our 2012 crop did excellent along the south edge of the corn field.
  • Buckwheat (Common)

    Buckwheat (Common)

    The most common crop variety of buckwheat. Grows to about 3 feet tall. Great forage for bees, also planted as a summer cover crop. We harvest the grain. Buckwheat is hulled and the hull must be removed for whole-grain cooking. Alternatively, grind it into a hearty gluten-free flour. Matures easily in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Cajun Jewel

    Cajun Jewel

    Dwarf 3'-4' tall plants produce high, early yields of slender pods. Can be picked up to 7 inches long. This variety can be planted at 3' row spacing so production per square foot is higher than most okras. Good flavor and texture. Three years of selection at Living Energy Farm in Louisa, Virginia. A good short-season okra for northern areas. Variety introduced by Southern Exposure Seed Exchange in 1989. 53 days. livingenergyfarm.org commonwealthseeds.com
  • Calypso (Dry Bush)

    Calypso (Dry Bush)

    DRY BUSH: Black and white bean with a yin-yang pattern. Original cultivar is at least 400 years old. Creamy, plump texture and nutty potato-like flavor. Succulent as a green bean as well as dried. Grown in the cool Pacific Northwest.
  • Camelina

    Camelina

    “The Other Canola”, Camelina is an oilseed crop that has been grown in the Mediterranean for several thousand years. Cold-hardy and easy to grow, harvest and thresh. Great potential for vegetable oil production in the Pacific Northwest. High in protein and Omega 3 fatty acids but can be heated in cooking, unlike flax. You would need an oil press to utilize the oil; however, Camelina seed is also an excellent addition to poultry feed and has also been used traditionally as a nutritious addition to breads.
  • Capucinea (Dry Soup Pea)

    Capucinea (Dry Soup Pea)

    DRY SOUP PEA: Fine soup pea and also good for cover cropping. Developed by Capuchin monks in Europe in the 1500’s.This variety grows to about 3’ tall and does best with some trellising.
  • Cascade Ruby-Gold (Flint)

    Cascade Ruby-Gold (Flint)

    Bred by Carol Deppe of Fertile Valley Seeds to be the ultimate survival crop, the variety and crop you would choose if you could have only one variety to get you through good times and bad. A very early and productive corn, reliable even during our coolest summers. Has long ears on narrow cobs with husks that peel back easily when dry. Produces solid-colored ears of several colors—red, red-brown, dark red, orange-gold, maple-gold, gold, and yellow. The red shades make a rich-flavored cornbread; the yellow shades make a mild-flavored cornbread. Both make great polenta and johnny cakes. Also a great ornamental corn. (Note: if you want to plant sweet corn too, plant a late sweet corn variety so as to avoid pollination conflicts.) Please consider ordering directly from Fertile Valley Seeds if convenient. We want to support Deppe’s breeding efforts and thus not take potential sales away from her, but also wish to make this corn variety more widely available because it is a gem! 85 days.
  • Cauliflower Seed. Organic Snowball

    Cauliflower Seed. Organic Snowball

    65 days. An heirloom early cauliflower that makes a smooth 6 to 7" head of crisp florets. Can be overwintered outside in warmer regions or in a high tunnel. 12,500 seeds/oz. Pkt (-250 seeds) plants 30', more from transplants.
  • Certified Caribe Seed Potato

    Certified Caribe Seed Potato

    Caribe seed potato is excellent as a new potato. Should be in every garden. Pronounced Ka-REE-bay. Lustrous purple skin covers snow white flesh.
  • Certified Carola Seed Potato

    Certified Carola Seed Potato

    Carola seed potato is a sunny yellow fleshed potato from Germany and boasts a smooth, creamy texture and exceptional flavor. Suitable for baking or frying. 90-110 days to maturity.
  • Certified Rose Gold Seed Potato

    Certified Rose Gold Seed Potato

    Our organic potato crop is now growing out in the field. Potatoes are harvested in September and October each year and are available to ship to you at that time. Seed Potatoes: After Harvest, potato tubers must go through a dormancy period before they will sprout and grow. This dormancy will last 4-10 weeks. For planting after December 1, the dormancy concern is a non-issue because our potatoes have completed their rest period here and will easily sprout and grow when warmed to room temperature. The best of the red-skinned golden-fleshed potatoes. A mildly dry potato that is perfect baked, steamed or in creamy soups. Unsurpassed taste. One of our best sellers. 90-110 days to maturity.
  • Certified Yukon Gold Seed Potato

    Certified Yukon Gold Seed Potato

    Our organic potato crop is now growing out in the field. Potatoes are harvested in September and October each year and are available to ship to you at that time. Seed Potatoes: After Harvest, potato tubers must go through a dormancy period before they will sprout and grow. This dormancy will last 4-10 weeks. For planting after December 1, the dormancy concern is a non-issue because our potatoes have completed their rest period here and will easily sprout and grow when warmed to room temperature. Our Yukon Gold seed potatoes are a European-style yellow-fleshed potato renowned for outstanding flavor and dry texture. Perfect baked, boiled, mashed, or fried. Our best seller. Extra good keeper. 70-90 days to maturity.
  • Dark Red Norland Seed

    Dark Red Norland Seed

    Delicious red skinned potato with firm white flesh. Good for boiling, frying and baking.
  • Darlaine (Dry Soup Pea)

    Darlaine (Dry Soup Pea)

    DRY SOUP PEA: Self-supporting bush variety that makes a fine yellow soup pea. Yields about a pound of peas per ten square feet. Creamy/tan round seed. Good cover crop pea. This is the pea to get if you want to make split pea soup, as it cooks up into a smooth, creamy texture.
  • Decker Family (Dry Bush)

    Decker Family (Dry Bush)

    DRY BUSH: This heirloom was originally obtained from Beth Haley of Dona Flora. It is a large, vibrant red and brown mottled bean. A good shelling beans on a tall upright plant with 5 inch long pods. Excellent for chili and baked beans. This is our most productive bush bean most years. Rare. Grown in the cool Pacific Northwest.