55 days. This true mini-carrot has a crisp texture with a juicy, flavorful taste. Growing to about the size of your pinkie, Adelaide is a uniformly orange, Nantes-shaped carrot that's exceptionally sweet and tender, even with the skin left on. Excellent for eating straight out of the garden or using in your favorite recipe; this early-maturing baby carrot can't be beat!
(Chinese Red Bean) Crisp, sweet nutty flavor. These small red beans are about the same size as mung beans. Used in many Asian countries on festive occasions, and can be stir-fried, steamed, or used as a salad garnish. Ranks second to soybeans in popularity in Japan.
Agastache aurantiaca A kaleidoscope of brilliant colors brings plantings to life with this beneficial insect and hummingbird-attracting plant. The blend of raspberry, lilac, and orange blossom spikes rise to 24 inches from highly aromatic foliage. Upright plants supply a lasting flourish of summer color in containers, mixed beds, and borders. Hardy in zones 7-10. Germination code: (1)
55-60 days. A prolific, crispy, and tasty gherkin! Agnes generously produces uniform, finely-haired fruits that are just right for pickling at 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. Excellent, crunchy texture for snappy pickles and one of the best flavored pickling cukes we've tried. PAT. CMV, DM, PM, S.
(Tall Telephone) 85 days. Climbs a 6-8 foot trellis. The huge pods, each filled with 6-8 peas, are easy to harvest and shell. Alderman's large peas have that finest-of-all flavor and the plant allows many pickings. A late-maturing variety.
One of the most popular and easiest to sprout. One quarter cup of seed expands into one pint of protein-rich sprouts. The sprouting action also increases the already plentiful vitamin content. A fresh sweet taste treat for the winter doldrums. A delightful substitute for lettuce on sandwiches.
28-42 days. Revolutionize your salad garden with a first-of-its-kind seed innovation. Each easy to handle pellet contains several seeds from mixed species for an instant and extraordinary salad garden. Whether you live in an apartment or on a farm, now you can sow the most flavorful and colorful lettuces and specialty salad greens with ease. An exotic, Mediterranean blend containing lettuces, arugula, endive and radicchio.
50 days. You can expect Alibi to be a very dependable producer. It rated near the top in trials for yield and disease resistance. Alibi loads-up heavy with 3 inch long cucumbers that have excellent fresh eating qualities, in addition to desirable brining characteristics. CMV, DM, PM, S.
70-120 days. Long, crisp, white roots have a deliciously mild flavor when sown throughout the summer and harvested in the fall and early winter. This versatile daikon is notably slow to bolt and become pithy, making it harvestable even when the roots get 15-18 inches long. All Season's tolerance to cold weather allows for late radish harvests when other varieties have already fizzled. Perfect for a fall relish tray, it also adds zest and character to soups and salads. Can also be pickled.
You'll be thunderstruck by the perfectly spherical bursts of blue-violet florets on this 1883 heirloom. The huge 8 inch flower cluster dances 4 feet above the ground. Provides an unequalled and stunning structural element when strategically placed throughout the garden or mass planted. Hardy in zones 4-9. Bulb size: 18+ cm. Flower bulbs are shipped only in the fall-late September or early October, depending on the season. Quantities are limited; order before September 15th for best availability. Sorry, not available to Canada.
80 days. Grow your own paprika seasoning! Alma is one of the best paprika-type peppers for drying and grinding, but can also be eaten fresh from the garden. Plants are loaded with round, thick-walled, sweet peppers that have just a hint of warmth. The 1-2 inch fruits start out creamy white, and then turn to orange before finally turning shiny red. Harvest red for drying purposes. Your goulash and paprikash will never taste so good. Also available as a plant.
65 days. A French, Charentais type of melon, Alvaro packs a delectable, true cantaloupe flavor and was one of the earliest melons to mature in our trials. Averaging about 5 inches in diameter, these little delicacies ripen to an attractive yellowish tan, smooth skin with green striping. Open the rind to find a generous layer of salmony-orange flesh. Healthy plants set about 5-6 fruit each.
Lobularia maritima A favorite for low borders, this vibrant mix of white, lavender, violet and purples adds season-long color. Easy to grow, uniform and extremely tidy, Wonderland Mulberry Mix produces dense masses of minute flowers that mingle into a vivid blanket held only 3 inches off the ground. Germination code: (4)
Amaranthus caudatusWe're bringing high fashion to the cutting garden. The wooly-textured spires in luminescent, pearly-cream are ultra-wearable and coordinate with any style of fresh or dried displays. As a border or background plant, Autumn Touch adds a touch of vogue that flaunts and tosses its tresses gracefully in the breeze. Plants grow 2 1/2-3 feet. Approximately 1300 seeds per gram. Germination code: (1) or (4)
75 days. The name says it all! Amazing is the classic cauliflower with the hearty flavor and dense, crisp texture that gardeners and gourmets love. Big, vigorous, uniform plants produce brilliant white, deeply domed heads. Ample wrapping leaves provide shielding from sun and cold, so gardeners north and south can grow this American favorite!
120 days. A traditional globe-shaped shallot, but with a slightly higher shoulder like a French Shallot, and rust-colored skin. Bulbs measure 1 1/2-2 inches across and have an ivory-white flesh. Once harvested, they'll store 60-90 days. The delicate flavor of Ambition will be a welcome addition to your kitchen repertoire.
74 days. If you like a mild to medium sizzle for your palate, try these peppers. Same as the green Anaheim chilies you find in the grocery store, but better because you'll get to eat them fresh and full of flavor! Anaheim College 64 yields 6-10 tasty fruit per plant, each 6-8 inches long. The thick-walled conical fruit turn from green to red. Excellent roasted and stuffed or minced into salsa and guacamole. Also available as a plant.
85 days. Also known as Black Pineapple, this is one of the most interesting tomatoes we offer. The skin has shades of green, purple, orange, and yellow. Bright green flesh has bursts of red streaks that will definitely add intrigue to your vegetable platter. The lip smacking flavor starts out sweet and ends with the perfect amount of tang. What's more, the sprawling indeterminate plant yields a tremendous amount of 1 1/2 pound fruits. Also available as a plant.
70 days. ¡Que rico! Your chili rellenos will be the talk of the neighborhood! The largest ancho in our trials, these fruit are thick-walled, turn from green to bright red, and possess a classic poblano flavor. Plants produce high yields of 4 1/2-6 1/2 inch long peppers that are one of the earliest anchos on the market. Also available as a plant.
Agastache foeniculum A wonderful plant that benefits the gardener and wildlife alike. Honeybees and butterflies love the nectar from the indigo-violet to blue flowers. Gardeners love the tea made from the licorice-flavored leaves. The 3-4 foot tall plants will produce their flowers on dense spikes 2-6 inches long. Hardy in zones 5 and above. Germination code: (1) Also available as a plant.
Agastache foeniculum Hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees alike all adore the 3 inch, soft lavender-blue flowers that grace this AAS and Fleuroselect Award winner. The blooms contrast wonderfully with the chartreuse-yellow foliage-especially striking when planted along side red-foliaged plants. The highly aromatic leaves can be used for teas or dried for potpourris, and the flowers can be sprinkled on salads for a dash of color. Also excellent as a cut flower. The 2-4 foot plants bloom July through August. Hardy in zones 6 and above. Germination code: (1) Also available as a plant.
Lolium multiflorum Sow seed September through November. Nicely adapted to slightly acid to neutral soils. Slow initial growth, but forms a thick stand in the spring. Approximately 18–30 inches tall. Well adapted to late fall sowing. Has excellent root mass, and makes for a good forage grass. Recommended seeding rates: 1 pound per 1000 square feet; 20–25 pounds per acre.
60-90 days. We've been asked for years to offer seed of the highly sought after broccoli cross that is en vogue at gourmet groceries. We are able to say ''mission accomplished'' with Apollo. After the main head is harvested, copious amounts of long-stemmed side shoots can be picked over a long period. The side shoots, stems and all, are deliciously tender and tasty. For prolific side-shoots, sow with extra space between your plants and encourage branching by cutting the main head when it's small. The resulting stalks and buds are extra sweet and tender due to the lower-fiber content, and are delectable in a veggie stir-fry.
75 days. Cascading clusters of 2 inch saladette tomatoes heavily drape these indeterminate plants. Unlike greenhouse tomatoes that you might buy at the grocery, Applegate is full of rich, tomato flavor. Large plants will provide a bounty of deep red, globe-shaped fruit over the long haul. V, F1, F2, N, ToMV. Also available as a plant.