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2020

Garden Seed Catalog 507.377.2372 www.alseed.com


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Arugula

Page 14

Onion

Pages 11, 18

Asparagus

Page 5

Organic Seed

Pages 24-31

Beans

Pages 5-6, 24

Parsnip

Page 11

Beet

Pages 4, 6, 24

Pea

Pages 4, 11-12, 26

Broccoli

Pages 4, 6, 24

Pepper

Pages 12, 26

Brussels Sprouts Page 7

Popcorn/ Page 23 Ornamental Corn Potato Pages 18, 30

Cabbage

Pages 4, 7, 24

Carrot

Pages 4, 7, 24-25

Pumpkin

Pages 13, 27

Cauliflower

Pages 7, 25

Radish

Pages 14, 27

Celery

Page 8

Rutabaga

Page 14

Cucumber

Pages 4, 8, 25

Shallots

Page 18

Eggplant

Page 9

Spinach

Pages 15, 28

Flowers

Pages 19-20

Squash, Winter

Pages 15-16, 28

Garlic

Pages 18, 30

Squash, Summer

Pages 16, 28

Gourds

Page 9

Swiss Chard

Pages 14-15, 28

Herbs

Page 9

Sweet Corn

Pages 21-22, 31

Kale

Page 14

Tomato

Pages 16-17, 29

Kohlrabi

Pages 10, 25

Tomatillo

Page 17

Lettuce

Pages 4, 10, 25-26

Turnip

Pages 17, 29

Melon

Pages 4, 10, 26

Watermelon

Pages 17, 29

Okra

Pages 10, 26

Wildflower Mixes Page 19

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PLANTING GUIDE CROP

DEPTH OF PLANTING

SPACING BETWEEN ROWS

DAYS TO GERMINATE (Soil temp 77º)

THIN PLANTS TO

SEED NEEDED FOR 100’ ROW

APPROX. SEED PER OUNCE

Asparagus

1/4 in

24-48 in

7-20

18-36 in

1 oz

750

Beans, Bush/Dried

1-2in

18-24 in

8-16

2-4 in

1 1/2 lb

100

Beans, Pole

1-2 in

36-48 in

8-16

6-8 in

1/2 lb

115

Beet

1/2-3/4 in

18-24 in

5-17

3-4 in

1 oz

1,600

Broccoli

1/4-1/2 in

24-40 in

7-17

18-24 in

1/4 oz

8,900

1/4 in

12-24 in

5-8

24-30 in

1/4 oz

8,900

Cabbage

1/4-1/2 in

24-40 in

7-10

24-36 in

1/4 oz

8,900

Carrot

1/4-1/2 in

12-16 in

14-21

1-3 in

1/2 oz

23,000

Cauliflower

1/4-1/2 in

18-36 in

7-10

12-24 in

1/4 oz

8,900

1/8 in

24-30 in

20-30

4-8 in

1/4 oz

71,000

Cucumber

1 in

30-48 in

7-10

36-48 in

1/2 oz

1,000

Eggplant

1/4-1/2 in

18-36 in

7-10

24-36 in

1/8 oz

6,400

Gourd

1/2 in

18-30 in

14-20

36-48 in

1/2 oz

850

Kohlrabi

1/4 in

24-30 in

10-14

4-6 in

1/4 oz

7,300

Lettuce, Greens

1/4 in

18-24 in

7-10

4-14 in

1/2 oz

25,000

Melon

1/2-1 in

24-36 in

5-10

24-36 in

1/2 oz

1,200

Okra

1/2 in

12-24 in

6-18

12-24 in

2 oz

500

Onion

1/4-1/2 in

12-24 in

10-20

5-6 in

1 oz

8,500

Parsnip

1/2 in

18-36 in

16-20

3-4 in

1/2 oz

4000

1-1 1/2 in

18-24 in

7-10

1-3 in

1 lb

85

Pepper

1/2 in

24-36 in

14-20

18-24 in

1/16 oz

4,700

Potato

3-4 in

24-36 in

14-20

12 in

10-20 lb

n/a

1 in

18-30 in

7-12

36-48 in

1/2 oz

120

Radish

1/2 in

12-18 in

5-7

1-2 in

1 oz

2,100

Rutabaga

1/2 in

18-36 in

4-7

5-8 in

1/4 oz

12,000

Spinach

1/2 in

12-18 in

8-10

3-6 in

1 oz

2,800

1-1 1/2 in

20-48 in

7-14

4-6 in

2 - 4 oz

150-250

Squash, Summer

1 in

36-48 in

7-12

12-18 in

1/2 oz

250

Squash, Winter

1 in

48-64 in

7-12

24-36 in

1/2 oz

130

1/2-3/4 in

18-24 in

5-17

2-3 in

1 oz

1,600

1/4 in

48-108 in

8-10

24-36 in

1/2 oz

11,000

1/4-1/2 in

18-24 in

5-7

4-6 in

1 oz

15,200

1/2 in

72-96 in

10-15

36-48 in

1 oz

300

Brussels Sprouts

Celery

Peas

Pumpkin

Sweet Corn

Swiss Chard Tomato, Tomatillo Turnip Watermelon

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Babybeat Beet

Little Finger Carrot

Breen Lettuce

Small Planet. Small Garden. Small Solutions. While trends come and go, this is one we can get behind! Not only are these miniature varieties adorable, but they are also practical for anyone needing a space-saver in the garden, or have picky young'uns to feed (and entertain)! BEET Babybeat

40 days. A true baby! Wellproportioned when young with smooth skin and a small taproot. Great for steaming whole. 1/8 oz $1.99

1/4 oz $2.49

1/2 oz $4.49

55 days. Baby gourmet carrot. Blunt roots, tiny core, smooth skin, and a deep orange color. Developed for canning and pickling whole. Harvest early.

1 oz $9.99

BROCCOLI Atlantis 33 days. Concentrated shoot production with high yield potential. No pinching required. Small florets with tender stems and mild flavor. 25 seeds $2.49

100 seeds 250 seeds $6.99 $15.99

1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

10 seeds $1.99

68 days. Pointed mini cabbage perfect for summer salads. Mild flavor that is at once tender, crunchy and sweet. 100 seeds 250 seeds $5.99 $10.99

50 days. 4-5” cucumbers with American-style spines. Excellent flavor. Does not require a pollinator.

100 seeds $10.99

25 seeds $6.49

100 seeds 250 seeds $22.99 $55.99

40 days. Super-early, supercompact and super-flavorful, this 2017 All-American Selection simply astonishes with 30 or more pods on 18-24” plants. 1/4 lb $2.99

45 days. Compact mini red romaine. Averages 8” tall. Medium bronze and slow to become oversize. 1/8 oz $3.99

25 seeds $3.99

ORGANIC SNAP PEA Patio Pride

CUCUMBER Excelsior

10 seeds $2.99

80 days. Widely-adapted, personal size melon. A true delicacy with intensely sweet and aromatic flavor. Fill the seed cavity with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a classic summer dessert!

LETTUCE Breen

CABBAGE Caraflex

25 seeds $1.99

MELON Sugar Cube

CARROT Little Finger

1/4 oz $6.99

1/2 oz $12.99

1/2 lb $4.49

1 lb 5 lb $6.99 $29.99

Prices and varieties subject to supply/ availability

1 oz $24.99

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Mary Washington Asparagus ASPARAGUS Mary Washington

1/4 oz 1/2 oz 1 oz 1/4 lb $2.49 $2.99 $4.99 $14.99

BEAN-BUSH Topcrop 48 days. Resistant to common bean mosaic; low fibrous content and consistently high-yielding. Suited to canning, freezing, market, and home use. Round stringless pods are 6-7” long. 1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb 5 lb $5.49 $21.99

Contender 49 days. Beans are 6-8” long and slightly curved. Excellent for short, cool growing seasons. This productive stringless variety is good for canning and freezing. Distinctive flavor. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb $5.49

5 lb $21.99

Improved Tendergreen

53 days. Provides delicious quality without susceptibility to bean mosaic virus. Plant is medium-large, erect, and sturdy. Heavy yields of tender, 6” green pods with rich flavor. 1/4 lb $2.19

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1/2 lb $3.49

Royal Burgundy Bean

Roma II

3-4 years. One of the most popular of all heirloom asparagus varieties and an excellent choice for the garden. Spears are tender, thick, heavy and straight. Fast-growing, extremely hardy and rust-proof.

1/4 lb $2.19

Roma II Bean

1 lb 5 lb $5.49 $21.99

53 days. Roma II is a bush form of the famous Pole Romano. Its distinctive robust flavor and heavy crop of stringless, flat green pods make it a great choice for green bean lovers. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb $5.49

5 lb $21.99

Provider 55 days. A delicious prolific bean that yields all season. Resistant to powdery mildew and tolerant of hot weather. Declared to have the best bean taste. Popular with canners. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb $5.49

5 lb $21.99

Royal Burgundy 55 days. The brilliant purple 5” pods are eye-catching at market, easy to spot when harvesting, and add stunning color to salads when used raw. Cooking turns the pods green. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb $5.49

5 lb $21.99

Blue Lake 55 days. Tender pods grow up to 6” long; white seeds and fiber are slow to form. Vigorous, somewhat spreading plants produce heavy yields. Good for market, canning and fresh eating. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb $5.49

5 lb $21.99

Jade 60 days. Strong, upright plants produce long, round, straight pods with excellent flavor and color. Pods average 7” long and are easy to pick. Tolerant to bean mosaic, curly top and rust. 1/4 lb $4.99

1/2 lb $7.99

1 lb $10.99

5 lb $49.99

BEAN-DRIED California Blackeye Pea 70 days. Pods are 6-8” long and well-filled with large seeds. Delicious flavor, fresh or dried. Like other beans, blackeye peas require warm days and warm nights to develop properly. For fresh use, pick pods when plump with seeds. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb 5 lb $5.49 $21.99

Pinto 85 days. A popular choice for Mexican cuisine. The 20”, halfrunner type plants produce light tan seeds with brown speckles. May be eaten as a green snap bean when young. Also delicious refried. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb 5 lb $5.49 $21.99

Great Northern Navy

90 days. A large white bean excellent for baking and cooking. Cooks in less time than traditional navy beans, but with better flavor. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb 5 lb $5.49 $21.99

Red Kidney 95 days. Pods are 5-6” with 4-5 seeds per pod. Used in Mexican dishes, bean salad, and for baking. Plant is 14-16” tall. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb 5 lb $5.49 $21.99

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Chiogga Beet

Cherokee Wax Bean

Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli

BEAN-LIMA Fordhook Lima

BEAN-WAX Top Notch

75 days. This bush lima has the same quality as the old Fordhook but with better yields, especially in hot, dry weather. Broad, bright green pods carry 3-4 plump seeds of a greenish-cream color. Ideal for canning, shipping and freezing.

50 days. Produces straight, stringless and flat creamy-yellow pods measuring 4-6" long. Plants are 16-19� tall. Good for fresh market, canning, and freezing. Has tolerance to rust and bean mosaic virus.

1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb 5 lb $5.49 $21.99

BEAN-POLE Blue Lake 60 days. Excellent canning and freezing variety; also suitable for fresh market. Heavy yielder of straight, 6" stringless dark green pods. Not for mechanical harvesting. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb 5 lb $5.49 $21.99

Kentucky Wonder 65 days. A brown-seeded bean noted for its exceptional flavor and heavy crops of 9" green pods. Borne in clusters, this heirloom yields fruit longer than bush beans. Meaty and tender pods are stringless when young. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb 5 lb $5.49 $21.99

Check out our new miniature vegetables on Page 4! Babybeat beet, Atlantis broccoli and more.

1/4 lb $2.19

Golden Detroit

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb $5.49

5 lb $21.99

Golden 55 days. Growing on an upright bush, bright yellow, stringless pods of 4-5" are easy to spot among green foliage. Perfect for canning, freezing and fresh eating. Delicious buttery flavor. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb $5.49

5 lb $21.99

Cherokee 58 days. Produces an abundance of 5-6" long, nearly round pods. Cherokee are stringless at all stages and have black seeds. Delicious fresh, canned or frozen. Resistant to bean mosaic virus. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb $5.49

5 lb $21.99

BEET Cylindra 55 days. This cylindrical dark red beet grows up to 6" long and 2" in diameter. Great shape for making three times the uniform slices as a round beet. 1/4 oz $1.59

1/2 oz $2.79

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $10.99

58 days. Golden beets retain their smooth, sweet flavor even when cooked. Globe-shaped with delicious greens. 1/4 oz $2.49

1/2 oz $4.49

1 oz 1/4 lb $9.99 $26.99

Detroit Dark Red 60 days. The standard sort for shippers, truckers and canners. Strong tops are suited to mechanical harvesting. Smooth uniform roots are nearly globular and ox-blood red with a small taproot. 1/4 oz $1.59

1/2 oz $2.79

1 oz 1/4 lb $3.99 $10.99

Chioggia 60 days. Striking purple and white interior with a sweet peppery flavor. The 10-12� stems are smooth, green, and mild tasting. Heavy yields. 1/4 oz $1.59

1/2 oz $2.79

1 oz 1/4 lb $3.99 $10.99

BROCCOLI Waltham 29

80 days. Compact and dark blue-green. Well-rounded, medium-large head with small buds. High yielder for freezing or market. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.09

1 oz $3.29

1/4 lb $7.99

Green Sprouting Calabrese

80 days. Standard blue-green Italian type with large, cauliflowerlike central heads. Good side shoot production. 1/4 oz 1/2 oz 1 oz $1.49 $2.09 $3.29

1/4 lb $7.99

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Pak Choi Cabbage BRUSSELS SPROUTS Long Island Improved

90 days. Produces very high yields of round, dark green sprouts. This flavorful variety is great for freezing. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

CABBAGE Pak Choi

1/4 oz 1/2 oz 1 oz $1.49 $2.49 $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

Golden Acre 64 days. An extra-early round variety. Produces tightly-folded, well-balanced heads around three pounds. Valuable for early market and shipping. Very good flavor. 1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

Stonehead

67 days. An early summer hybrid named for its extremely solid interior. The 3-4 pound heads will not burst and are great for sauerkraut. 100 seeds $2.19

Copenhagen 72 days. Solid round heads, 6-8” in diameter. Plants are small with short stems and medium-green with good wrapper leaves. This largest early roundhead keeps well. 1/4 oz $1.49

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Rainbow Mix Carrot Danvers 126

74 days. Popular early red variety for spring and summer harvest. Shortstemmed plants produce mediumsized heads that are deep purplish-red and weigh about 5 pounds.

75 days. A late-season variety. 7-8” roots are 2” wide at the shoulder and taper to a blunt end. Excellent for processing, fresh market and home garden.

1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

100 days. Huge flattened heads measure up to 10-12” wide and up to 20 pounds in weight. Matures without splitting; yields tender, crisp heads with mellow flavor. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

68 days. Excellent for home garden or market, but too tender for shipping. Tops are small with cylindrical, bluntended roots. Crisp, tender and practically coreless. 1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

Solar Yellow Carrot

70 days. A slightly sweeter alternative to regular orange carrots. Moist, crunchy and refreshing, Solar Yellow is delicious raw and adds vibrant color to any presentation. 1/4 oz $5.99

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

75 days. Smooth and uniform, with a deep red-orange color. Tapered, nearly coreless carrots measure 8-10”. Crisp, very sweet flesh holds its color for freezing. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

Rainbow

CARROT Scarlet Nantes

1/4 oz $1.49

1/4 oz $1.49

Tendersweet

Late Flat Dutch

55 days. A Chinese cabbage with loose leaves and thick white ribs. Delicious and mild. Coldresistant.

1/4 oz $1.49

Solar Yellow Carrot Red Acre

1/2 oz 1 oz $9.99 $15.99

1/4 lb $42.99

Check out our new miniature vegetables on Page 4! Caraflex cabbage, Little Finger carrot , Excelsior cucumber and more.

75 days. Kids will love harvesting and eating this mix of colorful carrots. Good for fresh salads. Roots hold color when cooked. 1/4 oz $5.99

1/2 oz $9.99

1 oz $15.99

1/4 lb $42.99

Imperator 58

77 days. One of the most widelygrown varieties for home, market or shipping. 1-1.5” wide, tapering 9-10” to a nearly pointed top. Fine quality and flavor makes it a must-have for every garden. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz 1/4 lb $3.99 $10.99

CAULIFLOWER Snowball Self-Blanching 72 days. Smooth pure-white heads, 6-8” in diameter. These medium to large plants hold vigorous, curled, upright leaves that will self-wrap in cool weather. 1/4 oz $1.99

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $4.99 $10.99


Homemade Pickle Cucumber Smr 58

Tall Utah Celery CELERY Tall Utah

110 days. Vigorous strain often used by commercial celery growers in Southern California. Tall, dark green plants with thick, smooth stalks reach 12” to the first joint. This variety is sweet without blanching. 1/4 oz $2.19

1/2 oz $3.49

1 oz $5.49

1/4 lb $17.99

CUCUMBER Spacemaster

50 days. Dwarf 36” vines with no runners. Adaptable to a wide range of climates. Resistant to scab and cucumber mosaic virus. Produces smooth, slender and dark green 7-8” fruits. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $4.99 $14.99

Homemade Pickle

55 days. This plant produces heavy yields of small green cucumbers bred for making pickles. Fruits are solid and crisp with superb flavor. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $4.99 $14.99

Boston Pickling

55 days. Smooth and bright green, this blunt-ended variety is perfectly sized for pickles. Tapers slightly and has a black spine. Bears continually if picked. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $4.99 $14.99

Pickling Cucumbers Homemade Pickle SMR 58 Boston Pickling National Pickling

56 days. Vigorous, ever-bearing vines produce heavy yields all season. Of top quality for processing, this nearly cylindrical, easily sliced variety is also disease-resistant. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $14.99

Muncher Burpless

58 days. Smooth, medium-green 9” by 3” fruit with vigorous vines. This prolific variety is mosaicresistant, and remains tender at any stage. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $14.99

English Burpless

58 days. Long, slim English variety is thin-skinned, tender and crisp. Harvest fruits every few days for the longest production. Slice them wafer thin for sandwiches or salad. 1/8 oz $2.49

1/4 oz 1/2 oz 1 oz $3.99 $6.49 $10.49

National Pickling

58 days. Short, thick and bluntended when small; smooth and cylindrical when larger. National Pickling bears 7” by 2” dark green fruit with black spines. An excellent pickler with heavy yields. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $14.99

Slicing Cucumbers English Hartley Hybrid Marketmore 76 Muncher Poinsett 76 Spacemaster Straight Eight

Marketmore 76 Cucumber Straight Eight

65 days. Straight, smooth and cylindrical with rounded blunt ends, Straight Eight is tolerant to mosaic, and produces dark green 8” by 2” fruits. An early, prolific and vigorous variety ideal for home use. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $4.99 $14.99

Marketmore 76

68 days. A high-quality slicing cucumber with rich, glossy, deep green fruits. Well-shaped and uniform fruit reaches 9”. The semi-bush vines offer resistance to scab, mosaic, and mildew. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $14.99

Hartley Hybrid 68 days. Adaptable for both hot and cool climates, this dark green Poinsett-type has very few white spines. Resistant to cucumber diseases including powdery mildew. This blocky slicer fruit measures 7-9” and has excellent eating quality. 1/8 oz $2.49

1/4 oz 1/2 oz 1 oz $3.99 $6.49 $10.49

Poinsett 76

70 days. This improved Poinsett features dark green fruit and longer, blocky, 8” straight fruits. Resistant to scab, anthracnose, downy and powdery mildew. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $4.99 $14.99

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Black Beauty Eggplant EGGPLANT Long Purple 76 days. This Italian heirloom produces dark purple, cucumbershaped fruit with firm, mild flesh. Northern climate yields can average four fruits per plant. 1/16 oz $1.79

1/8 oz $2.99

1/4 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $12.99

Black Beauty

80 days. Bushy plant spreads 24-30” with purplish-black oval fruit. Fruit has a fine, high-quality flavor, and yields well in longer seasons. 1/16 oz $1.79

1/8 oz $2.99

1/4 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $12.99

GOURD Small Ornamental Mixture

90 days. A delightful collection of shapes and colors, both smooth and warted. 1/4 oz $2.19

1/2 oz $3.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $5.49 $17.99

Ten Commandments Mixture

95 days. Produces small gourds with a ring of ten prongs. Colors vary from green to white, yellow and orange. 1/8 oz $1.99

1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $5.99

1 oz $13.99

Harvest Wings Mixture 95 days. Small, multi-colored gourds with varying shapes and contours. Sets an abundance of fruit on a small semi-bush plant. 1/8 oz $4.99

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1/4 oz $6.99

1/2 oz $8.99

1 oz $14.99

Ten Commandments Gourd Large Ornamental Mixture

120 days. Ideal gourd mix for arts and crafts, with a wide range of sizes, shapes and colors. 1/4 oz $2.19

1/2 oz $3.99

1 oz $5.49

1/4 lb $17.99

Birdhouse Gourd 105 days. Requires a long growing season. Yields fruits up to 14” long with a bowl at the bottom and a wider area at top. Gourds require a curing process before crafting. 1/4 oz $2.19

1/2 oz $3.99

1 oz $5.49

1/4 lb $17.99

Luffa (Sponge) 120 days. Used to make sponges. Fruit is 8-12” long and 3-4” in diameter. Requires a long and warm growing season. Turns gray when mature. 1/4 oz $2.19

1/2 oz $3.99

1 oz $5.49

1/4 lb $17.99

Dipper Gourd 120 days. Fruit can reach a length of 24” when grown on the ground or up to 4’ when grown on a trellis. Bulb ends are 6-8” in diameter. Light green with a smooth exterior. 1/4 oz $2.19

1/2 oz $3.99

1 oz $5.49

1/4 lb $17.99

HERBS Cilantro

45-70 days. The foliage (cilantro) is used in Mexican and Asian dishes and the seeds (coriander) are used to make curry powder. Cilantro grows fast in the cool weather of spring. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz 1 oz $2.49 $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

Italian Flat Leaf Parsley Bouquet Dill

68 days. This vigorous plant has a large, fairly compact head. Plant size is 30-40” with slender stems and dark green foliage. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

Italian Flat Leaf Parsley

70 days. Easy to grow and forms an attractive 18” mounded plant. Parsley seed must be soaked overnight before sowing. 1/8 oz $1.49

1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $3.99

1 oz $4.99

Italian Basil

75 days. Annual plant grows to about 18”, and provides several harvests. Basil prefers well-drained soil, even moisture, and full sun. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

Broadleaf Sage

75 days. Best known as a flavoring herb for meats, dressings, and sauces. 1/8 oz $2.99

1/4 oz 1/2 oz $4.49 $11.99

1 oz $19.99

Italian Oregano

90 days. With a strong, aromatic flavor, oregano is typically used in Italian cooking. 1/8 oz $3.99

1/4 oz 1/2 oz 1 oz $6.99 $11.99 $19.99

Thyme

90 days. A multi-use herb, thyme has an aromatic flavor that stands out in Italian dishes. Purple-flowered 12” plant. 1/8 oz $3.99

1/4 oz $6.99

1/2 oz $11.99

1 oz $19.99


Early White Vienna Kohlrabi KOHLRABI Early white Vienna 55 days. Mild, creamy-white flesh with a more delicate flavor than the turnip. Edible bulbs grow above the ground and should be eaten when young (about 2.5” wide). Suitable for freezing. 1/4 oz $1.59

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

Purple Vienna 60 days. Purple-skinned bulbs with green-white flesh and small tops. Slightly larger than Early White Vienna. 1/4 oz $1.59

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

LETTUCE Mesclun Blend 30-50 days. The French approach to salad greens, mesclun means "mixture." Early sweet lettuces and tangy, tender greens are pre-mixed to grow together for easy cutting. They're as pretty in the garden as they are in the bowl. Harvest most mixes in 30 days. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $5.99

1/4 lb $15.99

Black-Seeded Simpson 45 days. Large, loose and light green, these lightly crumpled leaves mature very early. The inner leaves blanch almost white. Plants are large, upright and slow to bolt. Will withstand some frost. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz 1/4 lb $3.99 $12.99

Clemson Spineless Okra

Hale’s Best Melon

Hale’s Best

Green Salad Bowl 50 days. Long, wavy and light green leaves are deep-notched; rosette is large and fast-growing. Tip-burn and heat resistant, and very slow to bolt. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $12.99

Buttercrunch 65 days. A bibb lettuce with a large and compact yellow-white heart. Bolts less and is longer lasting. Heat tolerant with reddishdark green rosette heads. Plant is loose-headed with thick, blistered leaves. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $12.99

Parris Island Cos Romaine 76 days. Dark gray-green, upright heads grow 8-12”. Neatly folded with a savory, creamy-white heart. Vigorous, very uniform and medium to slow bolt. Tip-burn and mosaic tolerant. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $12.99

MELON Minnesota Midget 80 days. This ever-so-sweet melon arrives early, making it a good choice for northern gardens. Bred at the University of Minnesota in the 1940s, the 4" melon boasts excellent flavor and a high sugar content. The compact vines grow to only 3' and produce prolifically. 1/4oz $1.99

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $5.99

1/4 lb $14.99

82 days. A big melon, with an average weight of 4.5 pounds. Well-netted, with practically no ribs. Salmon-colored flesh is thick, sweet and of fine eating quality. 1/4 oz $1.69

1/2 oz $2.79

1 oz $4.49

1/4 lb $7.99

Iroquois 87 days. With a coarse heavy net and deep ribs, the Iroquois has thick, deep orange flesh, a hard gray-green shell, and weighs 5-7 pounds. Fusarium wilt-resistant. 1/4 oz $1.69

1/2 oz $2.79

1 oz $4.49

1/4 lb $7.99

Golden Honeymoon

92 days. Very attractive gold rind with thick, emerald-green flesh. Smaller than regular honeydew and nearly two weeks earlier. 1/4 oz $1.69

1/2 oz $2.79

1 oz $4.49

1/4 lb $7.99

OKRA Clemson Spineless

60 days. This vigorous, 4’ high plant produces an abundance of dark green, grooved pods without spines. Best picked when young. Excellent in soups and stews. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $1.99

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1/4 lb $7.99

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Evergreen Bunching Onion ONION Evergreen Bunching 100 days. Clusters of slender, non-bulbing shanks. Also known as scallions. Plant in spring or fall. 1/8 oz $2.19

1/4 oz $3.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $9.99 $29.99

Walla Walla 110 days. Light-brown skin, with a sweet and mild white flesh. Very cold-hardy, but best used fresh. 1/8 oz $2.19

1/4 oz $3.99

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White Sweet Spanish 110 days. Late, large globe with a soft to fairly firm flesh. Heavy yields and short storage life. 1/8 oz $2.19

1/4 oz $3.99

1 oz $9.99

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Yellow Sweet Spanish 110 days. With a small neck, shiny straw-brown skin, and medium to firm white flesh, this heavy yielder has some resistance to thrips and keeps well. 1/8 oz $2.19

1/4 oz $3.99

1 oz $9.99

1/4 lb $29.99

PARSNIP Hollow Crown

105 days. This parsnip develops a sweet, nutty flavor after frost. Mature roots are 12" long and 3" thick. Does best in deeply prepared soil. Parsnips are slow to germinate. 1/4 oz $1.49

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1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

Hollow Crown Parsnip SHELLING PEA Knight 58 days. An improved strain of Progress with extra large, pointed pods each containing 9-10 bright green peas. Plants are vigorous and productive, and reach 24” tall. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb $5.49

5 lb $21.99

Little Marvel 63 days. 15-18” dark green vines. 3.5” pods are very plump, straight, and blunt-ended. Peas are medium-size, wrinkled and rather square. A bountiful yielder and particularly valuable for the home garden and market. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb $5.49

5 lb $21.99

Green Arrow 69 days. 24-30” vines. Excellent flavor with resistance to fusarium and downy mildew. Long 4” pods are well-filled with 9-11 peas. A home garden and freezer favorite. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb $5.49

5 lb $21.99

Lincoln 70 days. An older home garden and market favorite noted for its exceptional quality and sweetness. Medium-sized pod yields 7-9 peas. Good for freezing. Will produce well into hot summer weather. Plants reach 25-30”. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb 1 lb $3.49 $5.49

5 lb $21.99

Wando Pea Wando 70 days. Bred for heat and cold resistance, vines reach 30”. Will withstand more adverse growing conditions than most varieties. A good canner and freezer with straight, blunt pods. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb 5 lb $5.49 $21.99

SNOW PEA Oregon Sugar Pod II 68 days. A fine edible pod pea noted for its sweet, mild flavor and disease tolerance. Plants measure 26-32” tall. Pods are 4” long, light green and smooth. Plants average 2 pods at each node. 1/4 lb $2.19

1/2 lb $3.49

1 lb 5 lb $5.49 $21.99

SNAP PEA Sugar Ann

52 days. Still the best extra early, short-vined snap pea. Sweet, crisp, 2.5" pods are ready for picking well ahead of Sugar Snap. The 24” vines do not need support. 1/4 lb $2.49

1/2 lb $4.99

1 lb 5 lb $7.99 $39.99

Sugar Sprint 62 days. Plants measure 26”, and average 2 pods per node. Tolerant to powdery mildew and mosaic viruses. Very sweet, stringless pods are 3” long. 1/4 lb $2.49

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California Wonder Pepper SNAP PEA (continued) Sugar Snap 72 days. A shell, sugar pod and snow pea all in one. Fleshy, round pods are delicious eaten raw or in salads. Strings will develop on older pods and should be stripped out. Suited for freezing but not canning. Vines grow to 72”. Withstands both high and low temperatures. 1/4 lb $2.49

1/2 lb $4.99

1 lb $7.99

5 lb $39.99

MIND YOUR PEAS AND Q’S! Shelling peas (also called sweet peas or garden peas) have firm and rounded pods that must be removed before eating. The peas are sweet and may be eaten raw or cooked; these are the common peas that are sold shelled and frozen. Shelling peas get starchy and mealy as they get larger or if they are not cooked quickly after they are picked. Snow peas, also known as Chinese peas, are often used in stir-fries. They are flat with very small peas inside; the whole pod is edible, although the tough "strings" along the edges are usually removed before eating. Snow peas are mildly flavored and can be served raw or cooked. Snap peas, also known as sugar snap peas, are a cross between snow peas and garden peas. The whole pod is eaten and has a crunchy texture and very sweet flavor. Snap peas may be eaten raw or cooked. There may be tough "strings" at the seams of the pods that need to be removed before being eaten, but stringless varieties are also now available.

Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper PEPPER—BELL Big Bertha Hybrid 70 days. The 4-lobed mediumgreen peppers turn red at maturity. Fruit is mostly smooth and straight, and has some tolerance to tobacco mosaic. 50 seeds 100 seeds $2.99 $4.99

250 seeds $10.99

Golden California Wonder

73 days. Smooth, blocky and blunt-ended fruits are thick-walled, very sweet and mild. Maturing from light green to golden yellow, the peppers grow on 22-26" sturdy, upright plants that set continuously. 1/8 oz $3.99

1/4 oz $5.99

1/2 oz $9.99

1 oz $14.99

75 days. Very sweet, thick flesh with 3-4 lobes. A high yielding variety excellent for fresh market and home garden. 1/4 oz $5.99

1/2 oz $9.99

1 oz $14.99

California Wonder

75 days. Thick-walled and blocky, fruits are large with a crisp, mild flavor and terrific sweetness. Peppers ripen from green to red on this vigorous plant. Ideal for stuffing, chopping, and slicing into rings for dips and salad toppings. 1/8 oz $1.99

Mini Bell Blend

75 days. Good for container gardening, these peppers should be started indoors six to eight weeks before the last frost. Produces small peppers of green, red, orange and yellow that will add interest to every summer dish. 1/8 oz $3.99

1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $4.99

1 oz $7.99

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1/4 oz $5.99

1/2 oz $9.99

1 oz $14.99

PEPPER—HOT Early Jalapeno

65 days. An earlier jalapeño better adapted to cool conditions. Thick-walled, 3” cone-shaped fruits ripen to red and are hottest when fully ripe. Compact, non-brittle bushes grow to 24”. 1/8 oz $1.49

Big Red

1/8 oz $3.99

Early Jalapeño Pepper

1/4 oz $2.19

1/2 oz $3.49

1 oz $5.49

Hungarian Hot Wax

78 days. Smooth, waxy fruits taper to a point. Easy-to-peel and stuff after roasting; thick flesh is ideal for frying. Peppers change from yellow to orange to red and make attractive pickled peppers. Definitely (but not overly) hot. 1/8 oz 1/4 oz 1/2 oz $1.49 $2.19 $3.49

1 oz $5.49

Habanero-Orange 95 days. 36” plants hold 1” peppers with thick, wrinkled, light green flesh which ripen to a lovely golden-orange. Measures 200.00 on the Scoville Heat Unit Scale. 1/8 oz $4.99

1/4 oz $9.99

1/2 oz $16.99

1 oz $26.99

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Jack-Be-Little Pumpkin Big Max

Super Moon Pumpkin PUMPKIN Super Moon Hybrid 90 days. 2016 All American Selection winner! Each plant can produce two to four 25-30 pound pumpkins with white skin and delicious yellow flesh. Fruits are round and resistant to Southern root rot. 1/4 oz $4.99

1/2 oz $8.99

1/4 lb $59.99

1/2 lb $99.99

Jack-Be-Little 95 days. Miniature pumpkins ranging from 2-6 ounces in weight and 2-3” in diameter. Ideal for table decorations and crafts. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $24.99

1/2 lb $39.99

Lumina 95 days. A large white pumpkin with bright orange flesh, the Lumina is excellent for both carving and painting. Fruits average 12-16 pounds and shapes can vary from near globular to deeply oblate; blue patches may appear under some growing conditions. Stores well. 1/4 oz $4.99

1/2 oz $8.99

1/4 lb $59.99

1/2 lb $99.99

Gooligan Hybrid

95 days. A white counterpart to Jack-Be-Little, edible fruits average 1/4 to 1 pound. Vines are vigorous and productive. 1/8 oz $2.99

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1/4 lb $59.99

105 days. 100-pound pumpkins are common when well grown. Flattened-round shape and a pinkishorange exterior. Flesh is a bright yellowish-orange and 3-4” thick. Ideal for Jack O’Lantern carving and suitable for pies. 1/2 oz $2.99

1/4 lb $9.99

1/2 lb $16.99

1 lb $22.99

Small Sugar 110 days. This small, sweet pumpkin made New England famous for its pies. Fruit is round, flattened at the ends and typically weighs 6 pounds. Skin is smooth, ribbed and reddish-orange in color. Flesh is thick, orange-yellow and excellent in quality. Small Sugar is a good keeper. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1/2 lb $16.99

1 lb $22.99

Cinderella 110 days. Deeply ridged, flattened fruits weigh 25-35 pounds. This heirloom variety likes rich soil and is perfect for pies and princesses. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $4.99

1 oz $6.99

1/4 lb $24.99

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Howden Pumpkin Jack O’Lantern

115 days. Average fruit is about the size and shape of a human head or larger. Not highly uniform and often produces oblong shapes for fun carving. Exterior is bright yellow and smooth. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1/4 lb $9.99

1/2 lb $16.99

Howden

115 days. Round, symmetrical pumpkins are very solid with extrathick flesh. Howden is much less apt to produce lopsided fruit. Its hard, ridged, richly-colored skin keeps in prime condition for a remarkably long time. 1/2 oz $2.99

1/4 lb $9.99

1/2 lb $16.99

1 lb $22.99

Connecticut Field 120 days. Fruits are large, usually weighing about 15-25 pounds and flattened at the ends. Length and depth are about equal. Rinds are hard, somewhat ribbed and deep orange in color. Flesh is thick, coarse and sweet. 1/2 oz $2.99

1/4 lb $9.99

1/2 lb $16.99

1 lb $22.99

Dill’s Giant Atlantic 120 days. Suited for World Record pumpkin contests. Collected from a special line that produced 600 pound champions, this mammoth orange fruit has recorded circumferences of up to 10’. 1/8 oz $2.99

1/4 oz $4.99

1/2 oz $8.99

1/2 lb $99.99


Purple Plum Radish Champion

Sparkler Radish RADISH Cherry Belle 22 days. Resembles cherries in shape and color. Flesh is white, crisp and retains good eating qualities longer than most. Highly desirable for market, home use and greenhouse forcing. 1/2 oz $1.79

1 oz $2.99

1/4 lb $8.99

1 lb $22.99

Early Scarlet Globe 23 days. Exceptionally-formed bulbs with bright scarlet skin and crisp white flesh. A leading market gardener's strain, the Early Scarlet Globe is also popular for home gardens. 1/2 oz $1.79

1 oz $2.99

1/4 lb $8.99

1 lb $22.99

French Breakfast 25 days. Oblong and blunt, French Breakfast features a whitetipped, scarlet exterior. With crisp white flesh, and a small and slender taproot, this top quality variety has a distinct and mildly pungent flavor. 1/2 oz $1.79

1 oz $2.99

1/4 lb $8.99

1 lb $22.99

Sparkler 25 days. Features bright scarlet skin with a distinct white tip and clear white flesh. Very crisp and tender, this radish is popular for both garden and market. 1/2 oz $1.79

1 oz $2.99

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1 lb $22.99

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28 days. Bright red globes measure 1” with 3-5” tops. Firm, mild flesh grows large but not pithy. Champion can be sown in either spring or fall; withstands cold well. 1/2 oz $1.79

1 oz $2.99

1/4 lb $8.99

1 lb $22.99

White Icicle 30 days. Long, snow-white roots grow to 4-5” and have a mild flavor. Harvest promptly at maturity before roots become pithy. 1/2 oz $1.79

1 oz $2.99

1/4 lb $8.99

1 lb $22.99

GOURMET RADISH Pink Summercicle

1/2 oz $4.19

1 oz $6.49

90 days. Roots are large, globe-shaped and feature a small neck and taproot. Yellow skin with a purple top and crisp, firm flesh. 1/2 oz $1.49

1 oz $2.49

1/4 lb $5.99

1 lb $12.99

SALAD/MICRO GREENS Arugula

21 days. Leafy salad greens with a pleasant nutty flavor when harvested early. Flavor matures to pungent and peppery. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

Red Russian Kale

27 days. This 5” cylindrical radish has a crunchy texture and mild flavor. Pink-topped coloring makes it attractive in salads and on relish trays. Delightfully cool and crisp! 1/4 oz $2.59

Red Russian Kale RUTABAGA American Purple Top

1/4 lb $21.99

50 days. Richer in vitamins and minerals than other greens. Leaves are sweet and tender when cooked and tasty eaten raw. Extremely disease resistant. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

Lacinato Kale Purple Plum 28 days. One of the most colorful radishes for market, this variety has bright purple skin and firm, white flesh. Crisp, sweet and mild all season; never pithy or hot. 1/4 oz $2.59

1/2 oz $4.19

1 oz $6.49

1/4 lb $21.99

German Giant

29 days. Very large radish with a scarlet skin and crisp, pungent flesh. May be harvested from marble to baseball-size without becoming woody or spongy. 1/4 oz $2.59

1/2 oz $4.19

1 oz $6.49

1/4 lb $21.99

60 days. Also known as Dinosaur or Tuscan kale, leaves are heavily savoyed and dark blue-green. Sweet leaves are ideal in raw salads or for juicing. 1/4 oz $1.99

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.49

1/4 lb $12.99

Fordhook Swiss Chard 62 days. Broad, dark green leaves with white veins and 2.5” wide stalks. Crop is abundant all season and even after light frosts. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

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Rainbow Swiss Chard MICRO GREENS (continued) Rainbow Swiss Chard 62 days. This chard produces amazing colors in shades of red, purple, pink, orange, yellow and white. Delicious stir-fried or as steamed greens. Suitable spinach substitute. 1/4 oz 1/2 oz $1.49 $2.49

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1/4 lb $9.99

43 days. Heavy producer of very flavorful medium-dark green leaves. Recommended for fresh market and processing. 1 oz $2.49

1/4 lb $7.99

1 lb $19.99

Bloomsdale

45 days. Outstanding strain of savory-leaved spinach. In-demand for home and market gardens. Plant is uniform and compact while leaves are large, dark green, blistered and crumpled. 1/2 oz $1.49

1 oz $2.49

1/4 lb $7.99

1 lb $19.99

New Zealand Spinach

60 days. Not true spinach, this ever-bearing plant withstands heat to produce salad greens throughout the summer. Thick, fleshy leaves are slow to bolt. 1/2 oz $1.99

1 oz $3.99

80 days. Glossy, ribbed and dark gray-green, this squash has thick pale-orange flesh with excellent flavor. Space saving 2’ plants yield 5-8 fruits weighing two pounds each. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1/4 lb $14.99

1/4 lb $9.99

1 lb $24.99

85 days. This individual-sized squash is popular for home, market, garden and shipping. Trailing vines produce ribbed, thin-shelled fruits. Flesh is light yellow and bakes dry and sweet. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $14.99

Sweet Dumpling

90 days. One of the sweetest of all! This small, ribbed fruit has white skin with green stripes. Its sweet and tender orange flesh makes this variety a favorite. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $14.99

Spaghetti

90 days. Medium-sized, 3-4 pound oblong fruits are a low-carb spaghetti alternative. Can be stored several months in a cool, dry place. Vigorous spreading vines. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

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1 oz $4.99

Table Queen Acorn

SPINACH Hybrid #7

1/2 oz $1.49

New Zealand Spinach SQUASH-WINTER Table King Bush Acorn

1 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $14.99

Sweet Dumpling Squash Waltham Butternut

95 days. The most popular butternut. Fruits can reach 12” and weigh 3-6 pounds. Flesh is rich, nutty, dry and yellowish-orange. Vines are vigorous with high yields. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $14.99

Amish Pie

98 days. An old Amish favorite, these heart-shaped squash can reach 60-80 pounds. Excellent for pies. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $14.99

Burgess Buttercup

100 days. The most widelyplanted buttercup. Flattened turbans, measuring 5-8” in diameter, weigh up to 3-5 pounds. Harvest when yellow markings on the fruit’s underside turn orange. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $14.99

Delicata

100 days. Delicata has a fine, sweet, potato-like flavor. Fruits are 3” in diameter and 6-8” long. This variety is cream-colored with green stripes from blossom to stem. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $14.99

Honey Baby Hybrid

100 days. 2017 All American Selections Regional Winner. Easy-to-grow, space-saving plants. Compact 2-3’ vines are highyielding, producing 8-9 fruits per plant. Powdery mildew resistant. 1/8 oz $2.99

1/4 oz $4.99

1/2 oz $8.99

1/4 lb $59.99


Romanesco Italian Squash

Jelly Bean Hybrid Tomato

SQUASH-WINTER (continued) pink Banana Jumbo

Romanesco-Italian Variety

105 days. Fruits grow up to 30” long, with a cylindrical shape and a hard rind. Flesh is thick and yellowish-orange. Limited storage. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $14.99

Blue Hubbard

110 days. Bluish-gray, slightly ridged fruits with a hard, coarselywarted shell. Flesh is thick, dry, fine and yellowish-orange. Very sweet and highly productive. Great for pies, baking, boiling and freezing. 1/4 oz $1.79

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $14.99

SQUASH-SUMMER Early White Bush Scallop

46 days. Fruit grows on productive bushes that bear all summer long. Easy to grow and unbothered by most insects. The creamy, tasty texture makes this little squash great for summer cooking. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

Dwarf Summer Crookneck

50 days. Uniform size and color make this squash highly desirable. Neck is curved and skin is bright orange-yellow. A heavy yielder, Dwarf Crookneck is ideal for both home and market use. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

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52 day. A distinctive, prominently ribbed Italian zucchini. The flavor makes up for smaller yields. Its nutty flavor is delicious raw or cooked. Also produces male blossoms suitable for cooking. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

55 days. Lemon-yellow, lightlywarted, club-shaped fruits are tastiest under 7”. With firm, thick and fine-grained flesh, this variety is particularly popular in Northern regions. 1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

Black Beauty Zucchini

62 days. This bush-type plant is a continual producer of long, straight fruit. Squash should be harvested at 6-8” long to ensure tenderness. Exterior is dark greenish-black; flesh is greenish-white and finely flavored. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

TOMATO Red Cherry

65 days. Strong vigorous plants with small, round red fruits averaging 1” in diameter. Fruits are borne in large clusters and bear all summer for a long harvest period. A widely-used shipper and heavy yielder with fine flavor. 1/16 oz $2.99

1/8 oz $4.99

1/2 oz $14.99

70 days. This strong hybrid produces 8 ounce fruit, and offers a wide spectrum of disease resistance, including tobacco mosaic virus. Celebrity can be grown staked or as a bush.

1/4 lb $9.99

Early Prolific Straightneck

1/4 oz $1.49

Roma Tomato Celebrity

1/4 lb $34.99

100 Seeds $3.99

250 Seeds $7.99

Jelly Bean Hybrid

70 days. These grape-shaped beauties are both fun and delicious to eat! Plant produces large clusters of 15-30 fruits over a long harvest. 100 Seeds $3.99

250 Seeds $7.99

Better Boy

71 days. A superior large and bright red tomato. One pound fruits are not unusual and a season's yield can run 50 pounds per plant. 100 Seeds $3.99

250 Seeds $7.99

Delicious

77 days. High yields of gigantic meaty tomatoes with few seeds. Excellent for salads, tomato juice, and canning. Also a perfect slicing tomato. 1/16 oz $2.99

1/8 oz $4.99

1/2 oz $14.99

1/4 lb $34.99

Roma

78 days. A well-known pastetype tomato, Roma is perfect for sauces, pastes and ketchup. Its heavy crops of bright red, pear-shaped fruits are meaty with very few seeds. 1/16 oz $2.99

1/8 oz $4.99

1/2 oz $14.99

1/4 lb $34.99

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Verde Tomatillo TOMATO (continued) Brandywine 90 days. This indeterminate potato leaf variety produces 12-16 ounce purple-maroon oval fruits. An heirloom that pre-dates 1900, this tomato has a deep, fruity flavor. 100 Seeds $3.99

250 Seeds $7.99

TOMATILLO Verde

60 days. An early variety with tart flavor when young, becoming sweeter as it ripens. Medium to large size fruits are ready to harvest when husks split and fruit color changes from yellow green to medium green. Perfect for salsa verde or as a special addition to any Mexican dish. 1/8 oz $3.99

1/4 oz $6.99

1/2 oz $13.99

1 oz $24.99

Ground Cherry 70 days. Once considered a delicacy among Pilgrims, ground cherries are excellent for pies, jams, and preserves of all kinds; also delicious fresh. Produces huge yields of tart-sweet berries. 1/8 oz $3.99

1/4 oz $6.99

1/2 oz $13.99

1 oz $24.99

TURNIP Purple Top White Globe 57 days. Standard home, market, and shipping variety. Tops are medium and compact, roots are globular and smooth. Purple Top grows 5-6� in diameter. Flesh is white and firm, and particularly fine-grained when young. 1/4 oz $1.49

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1/4 lb $7.99

Triple CrownWatermelon WATERMELON Sugar Baby 79 days. A superior, early maturing "icebox" variety. Exterior is black-green with faint stripes and a firm rind. Flesh is dark red with excellent flavor. Particularly attractive when cut, as seeds are small and dark brown. Weight averages 6-10 pounds. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

Triple Crown Seedless 80 days. This seedless variety is high-yielding, succulent and juicy! Blocky, slightly oblong fruits weigh 18-20#. For success, a seeded variety must be planted nearby to act as a pollinator. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

85 days. High productivity with weights up to 35 pounds. Traditionally a good shipper, the flesh is red and delicious, and seeds are dark brown. 1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

90 days. A heavy yielder of large and attractive high-quality melons. This long fruit with well-rounded ends weighs 25-40 pounds. Contains bright red flesh and dark seeds. Jubilee has moderate tolerance to fusarium wilt. A fine shipper. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

Allsweet 90 days. Weighing in at an average of 25 pounds, this cylindershaped melon has green, broken stripes. Flesh is bright red and high in sugar. Most melons produce only a few dark seeds. Avoid picking early. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

Black Diamond

Charleston Grey

1/4 oz $1.49

Allsweet Watermelon Jubilee Improved

1/4 lb $9.99

92 days. A vigorous productive melon with fruits averaging 40-60 pounds. Shape is nearly round with flattened ends and flesh is crisp and deep red. When fully ripe, Black Diamond is fairly tender and full-flavored. Large seeds. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

Crimson Sweet 85 days. These round, blocky fruits are an attractive light green with dark green stripes. A thin, tough rind protects beautiful deep red flesh. Average weight is 25 pounds. 1/4 oz $1.49

1/2 oz $2.49

1 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $9.99

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Red Norland Potato EARLY-SEASON POTATO Yukon Gold This potassium-rich potato has slightly oval tubers with shallow, pink eyes. The light yellow flesh holds its color after baking, boiling, or french-frying. Yukon Gold can be susceptible to common scab, but is a good keeper. 1 lb $1.99

5 lb $5.99

10 lb $9.99

50 lb $26.99

Russet Norkotah More uniform than other russets, Norkotah is smooth with red-brown skin and white flesh. Excellent for baking, frying, or boiling. A quality variety for small gardens that provides dependable yields. Norkotah is also an excellent keeper. 1 lb $1.99

5 lb $5.99

10 lb 50 lb $9.99 $26.99

Red Norland Red tubers are oblong, smooth and slightly flattened. Not susceptible to internal defects, and tolerant to common scab. It is susceptible, however, to both early and late blight and common viruses. 1 lb $1.99

5 lb $5.99

10 lb $9.99

50 lb $26.99

MID-SEASON POTATO Red Pontiac With round to oblong tubers and medium to deep eyes, Pontiac has white flesh and dark red skin. While susceptible to bruising and potato diseases, it is a high producer and quality keeper. Resistant to darkening after cooking. 1 lb $1.99

5 lb $5.99

10 lb 50 lb $9.99 $26.99

Purple Majesty Russet Burbank Tubers are large, long, and either cylindrical or slightly flat. Burbank prefers a light soil and is excellent for baking and processing. With moderately high yields, this variety is also an excellent keeper. 1 lb $1.99

5 lb $5.99

10 lb $9.99

Shallots FINGERLING POTATOES See page 30 for descriptions and pricing of: French Fingerling Red Thumb Austrian Crescent Russian Banana Purple Peruvian

50 lb $26.99

Kennebec This popular heirloom potato has large, oblong, and slightly flattened tubers with shallow eyes. Kennebec has thin skin and cooks well. With moderate resistance to late blight, Kennebec yields and keeps well. 1 lb $1.99

5 lb $5.99

10 lb $9.99

50 lb $26.99

LATE-SEASON POTATO Cascade A bright white potato similar to Kennebec, the Cascade stores better and has a higher yield. It is free of most potato defects and tastes great. If you’ve enjoyed Mrs. Gerry’s potatoes, you’ve enjoyed Cascade. 1 lb $1.99

5 lb $5.99

10 lb $9.99

50 lb $26.99

Purple Majesty

Great flavor whether baked, boiled or fried. Use in a showstopping potato salad. Deep purple pigment is rich in antioxidants that improve immunity, and help reduce the risk of heart disease and inflammation. 1 lb $2.49

5 lb $9.99

10 lb $14.99

50 lb $59.99

50# potatoes require $15.00 additional shipping per bag

ONION SETS Onion sets are available in red, white, and yellow. Sets are bulbs, not plants. 1/2 lb $.99

1 lb $1.79

5 lb $7.49

10 lb $12.99

SHALLOTS The gourmet member of the onion family, shallots have a mild, delicate and distinctive flavor. Can either be grown for use as green onions, or small bulb clusters similar to garlic. 1/2 lb $2.49

1 lb $3.99

GARLIC Garlic bulbs are composed of 810 cloves arranged inside a papery cover. Each clove matures into a new bulb also containing 8-10 cloves. $.99/bulb

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Partial Shade Mix

Midwest Mix WILDFLOWER MIX Bee Feed Mix

Monarch Native Mix

This blend of nectar and pollen flowers are proven favorites of honey bees and provide season-long forage. Plant this mix along the perimeter of crop fields, in marginal land or along the edges of wildland areas to attract the pollinators needed for good yields. 1 oz $2.49

1/4 lb $7.99

1/2 lb $13.99

1 lb $25.00

Knee-High Mix

A blend of twenty-two annual and perennial flowers growing less than 24” tall for a full season of color. With flowers like Blue Flax, African Daisy, Sweet William and more, the visual array is stunning. 1 oz $2.99

1/4 lb $6.99

1/2 lb $11.99

1 lb $22.00

Midwest Mix

Purple Coneflower, Shasta Daisy, Scarlet Flax and seventeen more wildflowers comprise this mix of annuals and perennials that will give the bees (and your eyes!) color from spring until frost. 1 oz $2.99

1/4 lb $8.99

1/2 lb $15.99

1 lb $29.00

Midwest Native Mix

This favorite wildflower mixture is made up of flowers that thrive in the Midwest region of the country. Giving you show-stopping color all season long and year after year, the annuals in this mix bloom the first year and the perennials provide color for the future. 1 oz $6.99

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1/4 lb 1/2 lb $19.99 $35.99

Pacific Beauty Calendula Common Milkweed

1 lb $59.00

Composed of native wildflowers and milkweeds, the Monarch Native Mix supplies nectar sources to adult monarchs. Use in the monarch’s summer breeding range and flyway zones of the Midwest. 1 oz $5.99

1/4 lb 1/2 lb $19.99 $26.99

1 lb $49.00

Partial Shade Mix

While most wildflowers crave lots of sun, this mix can grow and bloom with only four hours of sunlight each day. Find Corn Poppies, Columbine, Bellflower and much more in this mix. 1 oz $2.49

1/4 lb $7.99

1/2 lb $13.99

1 lb $25.00

Urban Pollinator Mix

Transform your lawn into native grasses and wildflowers to help restore habitat for bees, butterflies and moths. Low-maintenance mix will reach 3-4” high. Spend time enjoying wildlife rather than time on a lawnmower! 1 oz $4.99

1/4 lb 1/2 lb $16.99 $21.99

1 lb $40.00

Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias Incarnata. Easily grown in medium to wet soils in full sun. Flowers are pinkish-white. 1/4 oz $7.00

1 oz $26.00

Butterfly Milkweed

Asclepias Tuberosa. Typically grows in a clump 1-3' tall and features umbels (clusters) of bright orange to yellow-orange flowers. 1/4 oz $4.25

1 oz $15.00

Asclepias Syriaca. 3-4’ plant with pinkish-purple flowers. Likes sun, moist soil and good drainage. 1/4 oz $3.50

1 oz $12.00

ANNUAL FLOWERS Alyssum-Carpet Of Snow

Grows only 6” high, yet one plant will cover a space 12-20” in diameter. A mass of pure white, fragrant flowers from early summer until frost. 1/16 oz $1.79

1/4 oz $3.49

1/2 oz $5.99

Aster-Powderpuff

Long-stemmed individual flowers in white, pink, rose, azure, scarlet and lavender are ideal for cut flowers or borders. Plants prefer full sun and grow to 24”. 1/4 oz $2.39

1/2 oz $3.99

1 oz $6.99

Bachelor Button-Polka Dot Mix

Few flowering annuals can match the ease in which this popular annual grows. Ruffled double flowers come in a variety of brilliant colors and make for an excellent cut variety. Keep deadheading for a full summer of color! 1/4 oz $1.99

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

Calendula-Pacific Beauty Mix 2-3" blooms in shades of orange, cream and yellow are edible, or nice as cut flowers. Grow in full sun in well-drained soils. Seeds are easy to gather and share. 1/4 oz $1.99

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99


Bright Lights Cosmos ANNUAL FLOWERS (continued) Cosmos-Bright Lights A sun-loving annual in a cheery mixture of yellow, gold, orange and red shades. Flowers freely all summer if deadheaded. Plants grow to 36” and have foliage similar to marigold. 1/4 oz $1.99

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

Four O’Clock Mixture An old-fashioned favorite, Four O’Clock is very easy to grow. Plants are bushy and covered all summer with fragrant, showy blossoms. Also called Marvel of Peru, flowers open in the late afternoon. 1/8 oz $1.39

1/4 oz $2.19

1/2 oz $3.49

Marigold-Cracker Jack Mix This African variety of marigold is early enough for far northern growing. Plants reach 30” and are bushy with uniformly large blossoms of orange, gold and yellow. 1/4 oz $2.29

1/2 oz $3.89

1 oz $6.49

Marigold-Petite Mix 8-10” plants start to bloom only nine weeks from planted seed. Profuse flowering on compact plants make this mixture excellent for pots, tubs and bedding. Blooms in orange, yellow and mixed-sunset colors. 1/4 oz $2.29

1/2 oz $3.89

1 oz $6.49

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Jewel Mix Nasturtium Morning Glory-Heavenly Blue These flowering climbers become a mass of blooms during a long season. For best germination, soak seeds overnight before planting. 1/8 oz $1.79

1/4 oz $3.49

1/2 oz $5.99

A dwarf semi-double variety with great improvement over gem or globe varieties. Bright, 2” blooms of red, pink, orange, and yellow continue until frost. 1/2 oz $3.89

1 oz $6.49

Sunflower-Autumn Beauty

Attractive 4-5” flower heads in a range of colors including shades of yellow, bronze, and red. Plants are 5-7’ tall at maturity. 1/4 oz $1.39

1 oz $3.49

1/2 lb $12.99

Sunflower-Mardi Gras Beautifully blended mixture of the following ratio: 1/2 Autumn Beauty, 1/4 Lemon Queen and 1/4 Velvet Queen. Plants grow 5-7’ tall. 1/4 oz $1.39

1 oz $3.49

1/2 lb $12.99

Sunflower-Mammoth Grey Stripe Heads of this variety can reach 24” in diameter. Flowers are bright yellow, while seeds are large and plump with grey and white stripes. Thin to 12” for optimum growth and flowering. 1 oz $1.59

1/4 lb $4.49

1/2 lb $6.49

Rich copper petals highlighted with golden yellow around a nearly black central disc. Birds love the seeds, borne on plants that can reach 72”. 1/4 oz $1.99

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $3.99

Zinnia-Cactus

Nasturtium-Jewel Mix

1/4 oz $2.29

Cactus Zinnia Sunflower-Velvet Queen

1 lb $9.99

3-4” ray-like petals, elongated and fringed instead of flat or rounded. Very showy. Continue cutting and you’ll enjoy flowers until frost. Plants can reach 48”. 1/4 oz $1.99

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

Zinnia-Dahlia Zinnia enthusiasts will find endless hours of enjoyment among these large, multi-colored flowers. Flowers are shaped like dahlias and plants produce all summer. 1/4 oz $1.99

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

Zinnia-Lilliput These beautifully-formed double blooms are excellent for cut flowers and borders. Lilliput begins blooming early and lasts all summer. Mixed colors include pink, scarlet, yellow and white. 18” tall. 1/4 oz $1.99

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

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Sweetness BI-COLOR SWEET CORN Sweetness (Syn)

Peaches & Cream Peaches & Cream (Se)

68 days. Well-filled ears are packed with 14-16 rows of plump kernels. Rugged, healthy plant; perfect ear with solid tip fill and protective husk. 500 Seeds $8.75

1M $14.00

2.5M $23.75

7.5M $71.25

12.5M $118.75

25M $225.00

Temptation (Se)

69 days. Early maturity, with excellent sweetness and flavor. Great tip fill and super-reliable. One of the more popular bi-color varieties. 1/4 lb $10.00

1/2 lb $16.00

1 lb $22.50

3 lb $67.50

5 lb $112.50

10 lb $220.00

Solstice (Sh2)

70 days. Part of the augmented family; has the highest eating quality in this maturity slot. Strong emergence with a good size ear, a strong husk-covered tip and exceptional tip fill. 500 Seeds $10.50

1M $18.00

2.5M $26.25

7.5M $78.75

12.5M $131.25

25M $250.00

Temptress (Quad Sweet)

71 days. Strong emergence with a sturdy plant. Combines heritage corn flavor with modern sweetness. 500 Seeds $8.75

1M $14.00

2.5M $23.75

7.5M $71.25

12.5M $118.75

25M $225.00

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72 days. Popular mid-season variety. Good sugar retention and an old-fashioned favorite. 1/4 lb $7.50

1/2 lb $12.00

1 lb $16.50

3 lb $49.50

5 lb $82.50

10 lb $155.00

Allure (Syn)

75 days. Long lasting confectionary sweetness and excellent seedling vigor. Slender 8” ears have good tip fill. Synergistic varieties hold sweetness better postharvest than an SE corn. 500 Seeds $8.75

1M $14.00

2.5M $23.75

7.5M $71.25

12.5M $118.75

25M $225.00

Ambrosia (Se)

75 days. One of the sweetest, besttasting corns on the market, and the bi-color counterpart to Bodacious. Tolerant of Stewart’s Wilt. 1/4 lb $7.50

1/2 lb $12.00

1 lb $16.50

3 lb $49.50

5 lb $82.50

10 lb $155.00

Enchanted (Sh2)

81 days. This augmented hybrid produces ears full of mouthwatering, plump kernels and stays sweet longer post-harvest. Excellent tip fill. Great variety for processing and freezing. 500 Seeds $10.50

1M $18.00

2.5M $26.25

7.5M $78.75

12.5M $131.25

25M $250.00

Providence Providence (Syn)

82 days. Providence typically delivers more consistent, long-lasting sweetness with some rust resistance. Ears are long and well-filled. Suitable for local markets and home gardens. 500 Seeds $8.75

1M $14.00

2.5M $23.75

7.5M $71.25

12.5M $118.75

25M $225.00

Delectable (Se) 84 days. Great main season bi-color. Delectable exhibits a wide range of adaptability and versatility with wonderful tenderness and taste. Ideal for short-haul shipping, home garden and fresh market. 1/4 lb $7.50

1/2 lb $12.00

1 lb $16.50

3 lb $49.50

5 lb $82.50

10 lb $155.00

Plant about 10-15# of sweet corn per acre or 2-4 oz. per 100 ft. row into warm soil. For proper pollination, plant at least four rows 30-36” apart. Sweet corn on these pages are treated with fungicides and other agents to aid in germination in cooler soils. Untreated sweet corn can be found on Page 31.


NK-199

Kandy Korn ALL-YELLOW SWEET CORN Bodacious (Se)

Whiteout

Incredible (Se)

75 days. A very versatile hybrid. Eat it, can it, or freeze it! A popular, high-yielding sweet corn that can be planted just about anywhere. 1/4 lb $7.50

1/2 lb $12.00

1 lb $16.50

3 lb $49.50

5 lb $82.50

10 lb $155.00

85 days. This full season corn is suitable for canning, shipping and fresh eating. Large 9.5” ears with oldfashioned flavor. 1/4 lb $7.50

1/2 lb $12.00

1 lb $16.50

3 lb $49.50

5 lb $82.50

10 lb $155.00

NK-199 (Su)

Kandy Korn (Se)

81 days. Tall in stature with quality stability, Kandy Korn holds large ears that stay sweet both on the plant and off. 1/4 lb $7.50

1/2 lb $12.00

1 lb $16.50

3 lb $49.50

5 lb $82.50

10 lb $155.00

89 days. An old-fashioned sweet corn well-suited for fresh use, canning or freezing. The blocky ears are wellfilled with sweet and tender brightgold kernels. 1/4 lb $7.50

1/2 lb $12.00

1 lb $16.50

3 lb $49.50

5 lb $82.50

10 lb $155.00

Isolation of sweet corn is essential for quality To prevent cross pollination, separate genetic types by: *At least 250’ *An effective wind break *At least 10-14 days maturity

Sugary Enhanced (SE) *SE gene improves flavor, tenderness and moisture retention over SU types *Good cool soil germination and vigor *May be planted next to a synergistic

ALL-WHITE SWEET CORN Whiteout (Se)

73 days. Very tender and sweet, with all-white kernels and ears that are 8-8.5” long. A clean, strong plant that is easily picked. 500 Seeds $10.00

1M $17.25

2.5M $27.50

7.5M $82.50

12.5M $137.50

25M $262.50

Prices and varieties subject to supply/ availability

Standard Sugary (SU) *Traditional sweet corn genotype *Sugars convert to starch quickly

Synergistic (SYN) *75% SE and 25% SH2 kernels *Long shelf life *Good cool-soil germination and vigor *May be planted next to an SE

Standard Supersweet (SH2) *Shrunken-2 gene raises levels of complex sugars and extends flavor *Slow conversion from sugar to starch

Field corn Ornamental corn Popcorn

Quad Sweet *Augmented supersweet *Combines tender, high moisture kernel of SE with high sugar and slow starch conversion of SH2

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Japanese Hulless Popcorn POPCORN Robust Yellow (Treated or Untreated)

110 days. A hulless yellow popcorn with rapid emergence, sturdy plants and large ears. Deep kernels shell easily. A high-yielding corn with high popping expansion. 2 oz $2.99

1/4 lb $4.99

1/2 lb 1 lb $8.49 $13.99

Robust White (Treated Or Untreated)

110 days. A hulless white popcorn with crisp yet tender medium-size kernels. Stalks are sturdy and high-yielding. 2 oz $2.99

1/4 lb $4.99

1/2 lb 1 lb $8.49 $13.99

Japanese Hulless (Untreated)

95 days. The original hulless popcorn. Seeds pop to small kernels with no hard centers. Maturity depends on which company distributes the product. 2 oz $2.99

1/4 lb $4.99

1/2 lb 1 lb $8.49 $13.99

Cutie Pops

100 days. Multi-colored miniature popcorn. Small 4” ears are suitable for decorating or may be shelled and popped for wonderful

tasting popcorn. 2 oz $3.99

1/4 lb $5.49

1/2 lb $8.99

1 lb $18.99

Cutie Blue

100 days. Unique blue-colored popcorn on uniform 4” ears. Locally produced and sold nationwide. Must be isolated from other corns to ensure its beautiful blue color. 2 oz $5.99

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1/4 lb $9.99

1/2 lb $15.99

1 lb $29.99

Broom Corn

Cutie Pops Popcorn Cutie Pink

100 days. Unique pink-colored popcorn on uniform 4” ears. Locally produced and sold nationwide. Must be isolated from other corns to ensure its beautiful pink color. 2 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $7.99

1/2 lb $13.99

1 lb $27.99

ORNAMENTAL CORN Rainbow Flint

100 days. Long, full-sized, multicolored ears of corn used primarily for decoration. Filled with red, pink, yellow, blue, white and brown kernels. 1/4 lb $2.99

1/2 lb $3.99

1 lb $5.99

3 lb $14.99

5 lb $19.99

10 lb $29.99

Broom Corn

105 days. A blend of red, orange and purple shades used for decorating. Comb out the seeds and bundle to make “pioneer brooms.” Broom corn is a type of sorghum, not an actual corn. 2 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $6.99

1/2 lb $12.99

1 lb $24.99

Hopi Blue

110 days. A blue-black, openpollinated, multi-ear corn. Used in Mexican and Southern cuisine or as decoration. 1/4 lb $2.99

1/2 lb $3.99

1 lb $5.99

3 lb $14.99

5 lb $19.99

10 lb $29.99

Order by phone: 507.377.2372

GROWING POPCORN Growing popcorn and sweet corn in the same garden produces disappointing results for both crops because of cross pollination. SOIL REQUIREMENTS Medium to coarse textured soils warm slightly faster than fine-textured soils and should improve germination, emergence and seedling establishment. High clay content and/or poorly drained soils will weaken the root, reduce yield and increase lodging. FERTILITY A soil test will show the nutrient needs. Popcorn needs abundant amounts of nitrogen. PLANTING A soil temperature of 50-55 degrees F is necessary for best germination. SEEDING With irrigation, seed 20,000 to 27,000 plants per acre (4-6#/acre). Plant fewer for dry land. Sow the seeds 1-2” deep, spaced 6-8” apart. When 5” tall, thin to 12” apart. A series of short rows, 24-36” apart, ensure good pollination. IRRIGATION Popcorn needs 1 1/2 to 2” of water per week from either rain or irrigation. INSECT CONTROL Most, if not all, of the insects that attack field corn can also attack popcorn. HARVESTING Harvest when the husks are completely dry and the kernels are hard. Hang the ears in mesh bags in a well-ventilated area. After removing the kernels from the ears, store in an airtight container at room temperature.


Gold Rush Yellow Wax Bean ORGANIC BEAN—BUSH Antigua 55 days. Impressive yields of beautiful dark green pods on widely adapted plants. Very upright, 18” tall plants offer excellent disease resistance and form a plethora of uniform pods that are suitable for mechanical harvests. 1/4 lb $3.99

1/2 lb $7.49

1 lb $14.99

5 lb $49.99

Provider 55 days. A delicious prolific bean that yields all season. Resistant to powdery mildew and tolerant of hot weather. Declared to have the best bean taste. Popular with canners. 1/4 lb $4.49

1/2 lb $8.99

1 lb 5 lb $15.99 $59.99

Jade 60 days. Strong, upright plants produce long, round, straight pods with excellent flavor and color. Pods average 7” long and are easy to pick. Tolerant to bean mosaic, curly top and rust. 1/4 lb $4.99

1/2 lb $9.49

1 lb $17.99

5 lb $69.99

ORGANIC BEAN—WAX Gold Rush Yellow 55 days. Early variety with concentrated maturity for a faster harvest. Lemon-yellow pods with green tips are round, straight and tender. Fine flavor and crisp texture are ideal for pickling. 1/4 lb $4.99

1/2 lb $9.49

1 lb 5 lb $17.99 $69.99

Cylindra Beet ORGANIC BEAN—POLE Kentucky Wonder

Waltham 29 Broccoli ORGANIC BROCCOLI Waltham 29

65 days. A brown-seeded bean noted for its exceptional flavor and heavy crops of 9" green pods. Borne in clusters, this heirloom yields fruit longer than bush beans. Meaty and tender pods are stringless when young. 1/4 lb $2.99

1/2 lb 1 lb $4.49 $6.99

5 lb $27.99

ORGANIC BEET Cylindra 55 days. This cylindrical dark red beet grows up to 6" long and 2" in diameter. Great shape for making three times the uniform slices as a round beet. Popular for canning and freezing. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $5.49

1 oz $9.99

1/4 lb $29.99

Detroit Dark Red 60 days. The standard sort for shippers, truckers and canners. Strong tops are suited to mechanical harvesting. Smooth uniform roots are nearly globular and ox-blood red with a small taproot. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $5.49

1 oz 1/4 lb $9.99 $29.99

Chioggia

60 days. Striking purple and white interior with a sweet peppery flavor. The 10-12” stems are smooth, green, and mild tasting. An Italian home garden favorite. Heavy yields. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $5.49

1 oz 1/4 lb $9.99 $29.99

80 days. Compact and dark blue-green. Well-rounded, mediumlarge head with small buds. High yielder for freezing or market. 1/4 oz $2.49

1/2 oz $3.99

1 oz $6.99

1/4 lb $19.99

ORGANIC CABBAGE Red Acre

60 days. Popular early red variety for spring and summer harvest. Plants are relatively small and short-stemmed. 1/4 oz $2.49

1/2 oz $3.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $6.99 $19.99

Pak Choi

55 days. A Chinese cabbage with loose leaves and thick white ribs. Delicious and mild. Coldresistant. 1/4 oz $2.49

1/2 oz $3.99

1 oz $6.99

1/4 lb $19.99

ORGANIC CARROT Scarlet Nantes

68 days. Tops are small with bright orange, cylindrical, and blunt-ended roots. Crisp, tender and practically coreless. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $5.49

1 oz $9.99

1/4 lb $29.99

Clyde’s Garden Planner

This chart provides basic vegetable gardening data, including planting and harvesting dates, fall frost guidelines and projected yields. It’s a handy tool for the home or hobby gardener.

$3.99

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Veronica Romanesco Cauliflower ORGANIC CARROT (continued) Danvers 126

75 days. A late-season variety. 7-8” roots are 2” wide at the shoulder and taper to a blunt end. Excellent for processing, fresh market and home garden. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $5.49

1 oz $9.99

1/4 lb $29.99

ORGANIC CAULIFLOWER Snowball Self-Blanching 72 days. Smooth pure-white heads, 6-8” in diameter. These medium to large plants hold vigorous, curled, upright leaves that will self-wrap in cool weather. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $5.49

1 oz $9.99

1/4 lb $29.99

Veronica Romanesco 77 days. With northern Italian roots dating back to the 15th century, this gourmet favorite has extraordinary spiraled heads with mild, nutty flavor. Coloring varies from alluring chartreuse in cool conditions to creamy white with pink blush in summer. 25 seeds $3.99

ORGANIC CUCUMBER Spacemaster 50 days. Dwarf 36” vines with no runners. Resistant to scab and cucumber mosaic virus. Produces smooth, slender and dark green 7-8” fruits. 1/4 oz $2.99

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1/2 oz $5.49

1 oz $9.99

1/4 lb $29.99

Straight Eight Cucumber Homemade Pickle

55 days. This plant produces heavy yields of small green cucumbers bred for making pickles. Fruits are solid and crisp with superb flavor. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $5.49

1 oz 1/4 lb $9.99 $29.99

Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce ORGANIC KOHLRABI PURPLE VIENNA

60 days. Purple-skinned bulbs with green-white flesh. Small tops. Slightly larger than Early White Vienna. 1/4 oz $2.49

1/2 oz $3.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $6.99 $19.99

Muncher Burpless

58 days. Smooth, mediumgreen 9” by 3” fruit with vigorous vines. This prolific variety is mosaic -resistant, and remains tender at any stage. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $5.49

1 oz $9.99

1/4 lb $29.99

Straight Eight

65 days. Straight, smooth and cylindrical with rounded blunt ends, Straight Eight is tolerant to mosaic, and produces dark green 8” by 2” fruits. An early, prolific and vigorous variety ideal for home use. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $5.49

1 oz $9.99

1/4 lb $29.99

Marketmore 76 68 days. A high-quality slicing cucumber with rich, glossy, deep green fruits. Marketmore reaches 8-9”; produce is well-shaped and uniform. The semi-bush vines offer resistance to scab, mosaic, and mildew. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $5.49

1 oz $9.99

1/4 lb $29.99

ORGANIC HERB Bouquet Dill

68 days. This vigorous plant has a large, fairly compact head. Plant size is 30-40” with slender stems and dark green foliage. 1/4 oz $1.99

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $14.99

ORGANIC LETTUCE Black Seeded Simpson

45 days. Large, loose and light green, these lightly crumpled leaves mature very early. The inner leaves blanch almost white. Plants are large, upright and slow to bolt. Will withstand some frost. 1/4 oz $2.49

1/2 oz $3.99

1 oz $6.99

1/4 lb $19.99

Green Salad Bowl

50 days. Long, wavy and light green leaves are deepnotched; rosette is large and fast growing. Tip-burn and heat resistant, and very slow to bolt. 1/4 oz 1/2 oz $2.49 $3.99

1 oz $6.99

1/4 lb $19.99

Buttercrunch

65 days. A bibb lettuce with a large, compact yellowwhite heart. Bolts less and is longer lasting. Heat tolerant with reddishdark green rosette heads. Plant is loose-headed with thick, blistered leaves. 1/4 oz $2.49

1/2 oz $3.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $6.99 $19.99


Honey Rock Melon Parris Island Cos Romaine

76 days. Dark gray-green, upright heads grow 8-12”. Neatly folded with a savory, creamywhite heart. Vigorous, very uniform and medium to slow bolt. Tip-burn and mosaic tolerant. 1/4 oz $2.49

1/2 oz $3.99

1 oz $6.99

1/4 lb $19.99

82 days. A big melon, with an average weight of 4.5 pounds. Well-netted, with practically no ribs. Salmon-colored flesh is thick, sweet and of fine eating quality. 1/2 oz $3.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $6.99 $19.99

Honey Rock

82 days. Weighing 3-4 pounds, Honey Rock’s exterior is tough, gray-green and ribbed. With sweet, firm, salmon-colored flesh, this vigorous variety is ideal for garden and local markets. Produces 5-7 melons per plant. 1/4 oz $2.49

1/2 oz $3.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $6.99 $19.99

Hearts of Gold

82 days. A nearly round melon weighing 3-4 pounds, Hearts of Gold is heavily netted with medium ribs. Flesh is sweet and deep orange. A very vigorous and productive variety that is blight resistant. Ships well for moderate distances. 1/4 oz $2.49

1/2 oz $3.99

ORGANIC OKRA Clemson Spineless 60 days. This vigorous, 4’ high plant produces an abundance of dark green, grooved pods without spines. Best picked when young. Excellent in soups and stews. 1/4 oz $1.99

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz $4.99

1/4 lb $14.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $6.99 $19.99

1/2 lb $4.49

1 lb $6.99

5 lb $29.99

ORGANIC SNOW PEA Oregon Sugar Pod II

68 days. A fine edible pod pea noted for its sweet, mild flavor and disease tolerance. Plants measure 26-32” tall and average 2 pods at each node. Pods are 4” long, light green and smooth. 1/4 lb $2.99

1/2 lb $4.49

1 lb $6.99

5 lb $29.99

ORGANIC SHELLING PEA Progress NO. 9

69 days. Early and highyielding, this heavy producer boasts 5” pods with 7-9 sweet, plump peas in each. Best grown on a trellis or along a fence. Harvest continuously once ripe to encourage greater yields. 1/4 lb $2.99

1/2 lb $4.49

1 lb $6.99

75 days. Thick, blocky fruits have crisp, mild flavor and terrific sweetness. Peppers ripen from green to red on this vigorous plant. Ideal for stuffing, chopping, and slicing into rings for dips and salad toppings. 1/16 oz $1.99

40 days. Super-early, supercompact and super-flavorful, this 2017 All-American Selection simply astonishes with 30 or more pods on 18-24” plants. 1/4 lb $2.99

Habanero Orange Pepper ORGANIC PEPPER—BELL California Wonder Bell

ORGANIC SNAP PEA Patio Pride

ORGANIC MELON Hale’s Best

1/4 oz $2.49

Oregon Sugar Pod II Pea

5 lb $29.99

1/8 oz 1/4 oz $3.49 $5.99

1 oz $9.99

ORGANIC PEPPER—HOT Early Jalapeno 65 days. An earlier jalapeño better adapted to cool conditions. Thick, 3” cone-shaped fruits ripen to red and are hottest when fully ripe. Compact, nonbrittle bushes grow to 24”. 1/16 oz $1.99

1/8 oz 1/4 oz $3.49 $5.99

1 oz $9.99

Cayenne

75 days. Fruit is dark green to bright red in color, and plants are vigorous spreaders. Bountiful harvests make these peppers ideal for pickles, canning and drying. 1/16 oz $1.99

1/8 oz 1/4 oz $3.49 $5.99

1 oz $9.99

Habanero-Orange

95 days. 36” plants hold 1” peppers with thick, wrinkled, light green flesh which ripen to a lovely golden-orange. Measures 200.00 on the Scoville Heat Unit Scale. 1/16 oz $2.99

1/8 oz 1/4 oz 1 oz $4.99 $8.49 $29.99

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Spookie Pumpkin ORGANIC PUMPKIN Jack-Be-Little

Jack O’Lantern

95 days. Miniature pumpkins ranging from 2-6 ounces in weight and 2-3” in diameter. Ideal for table decorations and crafts. 1/4 oz $3.49

1/2 oz $4.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $7.99 $24.99

Spookie 100 days. A small sugar Jack O'Lantern hybrid with a heavy yield. Uniformly shaped, weighing 6-10 pounds. Red-orange skin is smooth and the sweet, yelloworange flesh is excellent for pies. 1/4 oz $3.49

1/2 oz $4.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $7.99 $24.99

Big Max 105 days. 100-pound pumpkins are common when well grown. Flattened-round shape and a pinkish-orange exterior. Flesh is a bright yellowish-orange and 3-4” thick. Ideal for Jack O’Lantern carving and suitable for pies. 1/4 oz $3.49

1/2 oz $4.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $7.99 $24.99

Small Sugar 110 days. This small, sweet pumpkin made New England famous for its pies. Fruit is round, flattened at the ends and typically weighs 6 pounds. Skin is smooth, ribbed and reddish-orange in color. Flesh is thick, orange-yellow and excellent in quality. Small Sugar is a good keeper. 1/4 oz $3.49

1/2 oz $4.99

French Breakfast Radish

1 oz 1/4 lb $7.99 $24.99

115 days. Average fruit is about the size and shape of a human head or larger. Not highly uniform and often produces oblong shapes for fun carving. Exterior is bright yellow and smooth. 1/4 oz $3.49

1/2 oz $4.99

1 oz $7.99

1/4 lb $24.99

22 days. Resembles cherries in shape and color. Flesh is white, crisp and retains good eating qualities longer than most. Highly desirable for market, home use and greenhouse forcing. 1/4 oz $2.49

115 days. Round, symmetrical pumpkins are very solid with extrathick flesh. Howden is much less apt to produce lopsided fruit. Its hard, ridged, richly-colored skin keeps in prime condition for a remarkably long time.

1 oz 1/4 lb $5.99 $18.99

1/2 oz $4.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $7.99 $24.99

25 days. Oblong and blunt, French Breakfast features a whitetipped, scarlet exterior. With crisp white flesh, and a small and slender taproot, this top quality variety has a distinct and mildly pungent flavor. 1/4 oz $2.49

1/2 oz $3.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $5.99 $18.99

White icicle

30 days. Long, snow-white roots grow to 4-5” and have a mild flavor. Harvest promptly at maturity before roots become pithy. 1/4 oz $2.49

1/2 oz $3.99

1 oz $5.99

1/4 lb $18.99

ORGANIC GOURMET RADISH Valentine’s Day Blend

25 days. Rounded red, pink, purple and white mix for an early shot of color. A High Mowing Seeds exclusive. 1/4 oz 1/2 oz 1 oz 1/4 lb $7.99 $10.99 $12.99 $23.99

German Giant 29 days. This very large radish has scarlet skin with a crisp, slightly pungent flesh. May be harvested from marble to baseball-size without becoming woody or spongy. 1/4 oz $2.99

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1/2 oz $3.99

French Breakfast

Howden

1/4 oz $3.49

White Icicle Radish ORGANIC RADISH Cherry Belle

1/2 oz $4.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $6.99 $22.99


Bloomsdale Spinach ORGANIC SALAD/MICRO GREENS Lacinato Kale 60 days. Also known as Dinosaur or Tuscan kale, leaves are heavily savoyed and dark blue-green. Sweet leaves are ideal in raw salads and for juicing. 1/4 oz $4.99

1/2 oz 1 oz 1/4 lb $8.99 $14.49 $22.99

Waltham Butternut Squash ORGANIC WINTER SQUASH Table Queen Acorn

85 days. This individualsized squash is popular for home, market, garden and shipping. Trailing vines produce ribbed, thin-shelled fruits. Flesh is light yellow and bakes dry and sweet. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $4.49

1 oz $7.99

1/4 lb $24.99

Ruby Red Swiss Chard

55 days. Sweet and tender rhubarb-like stalks with heavily crumpled, dark green leaves. These 18-24” plants yield all summer and into the fall. Use fresh, frozen or for ornamental purposes. 1/4 oz $1.99

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $4.99 $14.99

Fordhook Swiss Chard

62 days. Broad, dark green leaves with white veins and 2.5” wide stalks. Crop is abundant all season and even after light frosts. Excellent for greens. 1/4 oz $1.99

1/2 oz $2.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $4.99 $14.99

45 days. Outstanding strain of savory-leaved spinach. In-demand for home and market gardens. Plant is uniform and compact while leaves are large, dark green, blistered and crumpled. 1/2 oz $2.99

95 days. The most popular butternut. Fruits can reach 12” and weigh 3-6 pounds. Flesh is rich, nutty, dry and yellowish-orange. Vines are vigorous with high yields. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz 1 oz $4.49 $7.99

1/4 lb $24.99

90 days. Medium-sized, 3-4 pound oblong fruits are a low-carb spaghetti alternative. Can be stored several months in a cool, dry place. Vigorous spreading vines. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $4.49

1 oz 1/4 lb $7.99 $24.99

1 oz 1/4 lb $4.99 $14.99

100 days. Delicata has a sweet, fine, potato-like flavor. Fruits are 3” in diameter and 6-8” long. This variety is cream-colored with green stripes from blossom to stem. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $4.49

100 days. The most widelyplanted buttercup. Flattened turbans, measuring 5-8” in diameter, weigh up to 3-5 pounds. Harvest when yellow markings on the fruit’s underside turn orange. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $4.49

1 oz 1/4 lb $7.99 $24.99

ORGANIC SUMMER SQUASH Early Prolific Straightneck 55 days. Lemon-yellow, lightly warted, club-shaped fruits are tastiest under 7”. With firm, thick and fine-grained flesh, this variety is particularly popular in Northern regions. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $4.49

1 oz 1/4 lb $7.99 $24.99

Dark Green Zucchini

Spaghetti

Delicata

ORGANIC SPINACH Bloomsdale

1/4 oz $1.99

Waltham Butternut

Ruby Red Swiss Chard Burgess Buttercup

1 oz 1/4 lb $7.99 $24.99

55 days. Early vigorous bush plant with straight, smooth and dark-green mottled fruits that are best at 6-8”. With a firm, greenish-white flesh, this heavy yielder has fine flavor. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $4.49

1 oz 1/4 lb $7.99 $24.99

Why organic? Organic seed promotes biodiversity, reduces chemical use, protects pollinators, supports family farms, avoids genetic modifications and keeps seed resources in the hands of the people. Why NOT organic?

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Yellow Pear Tomato ORGANIC TOMATO Red Cherry

65 days. Strong vigorous plants with small, round red fruits averaging 1” in diameter. Fruits are borne in large clusters and bear all summer for a long harvest period. A widely-used shipper and heavy yielder with fine flavor. 1/16 oz $2.79

1/8 oz $4.49

1/4 oz 1/2 oz $7.99 $15.99

Yellow Pear

75 days. This extremely old variety grows vigorously. Bears enormous numbers of bright yellow, bite-sized fruit. A deliciously tangy flavor perfect for summer party hors d'oeuvres. 1/16 oz $2.79

1/8 oz $4.49

1/4 oz 1/2 oz $7.99 $15.99

Roma

78 days. A well-known paste type tomato, Roma is perfect for sauces, pastes and ketchup. Its heavy crops of bright red, pearshaped fruits are meaty with very few seeds. 1/16 oz $2.79

1/8 oz $4.49

1/4 oz 1/2 oz $7.99 $15.99

Amish paste

85 days. This indeterminate acorn-shaped variety produces thick, deep red, 8 ounce fruits with few seeds. Requires staking. 1/16 oz $2.79

1/8 oz $4.49

1/4 oz 1/2 oz $7.99 $15.99

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Beefsteak Tomato Beefsteak

82 days. An excellent slicer ideal for home gardeners. Weighing 10 ounces to 2 pounds, Beefsteak is meaty and juicy, with a rich and slightly acidic flavor. Exterior is somewhat rough and ribbed. 1/16 oz $2.79

1/8 oz $4.49

1/4 oz 1/2 oz $7.99 $15.99

Brandywine Red Or Pink

90 days. This indeterminate potato leaf variety produces 12-16 ounce oval fruits. As an heirloom that pre-dates 1900, this tomato has a deep, fruity flavor. 1/16 oz $2.79

1/8 oz $4.49

1/4 oz 1/2 oz $7.99 $15.99

ORGANIC TURNIP Purple Top White Globe 57 days. Standard home, market and shipping variety. Tops are medium and compact, roots are globular and smooth. Purple Top grows 5-6” in diameter. Flesh is white and firm, and particularly fine-grained when young. 1/4 oz $1.99

1/2 oz $3.39

1 oz 1/4 lb $5.79 $8.99

ORGANIC WATERMELON Sugar Baby

1/2 oz $5.49

1 oz $9.99

85 days. This thin-skinned melon is excellent for home gardens but doesn’t ship well. Oblong, dark green in color, and up to 40 pounds in weight. Very sweet and dark red with a stringless heart and large, white seeds. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/4 lb $29.99

1/2 oz $5.49

1 oz $9.99

1/4 lb $29.99

Crimson Sweet 85 days. A thin, tough rind protects beautiful deep red flesh. Crimson Sweet has small dark brown seeds and an excellent sugar content, yet it produces less than most varieties. Average weight is 25 pounds. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $5.49

1 oz $9.99

1/4 lb $29.99

Allsweet 90 days. Weighing in at an average of 25 pounds, this cylindershaped melon has green, broken stripes. Avoid picking early. Flesh is bright red and high in sugar. Most melons produce only a few dark seeds. 1/4 oz $2.99

79 days. A superior, early maturing "icebox" variety. Exterior is blackgreen with faint stripes and a firm rind. Flesh is dark red with excellent flavor. Particularly attractive when cut, as seeds are small and dark brown. Weight averages 6-10 pounds. 1/4 oz $2.99

Kleckly’s Sweet Watermelon Kleckly’s Sweet (Monte Cristo)

1/2 oz $5.49

1 oz $9.99

1/4 lb $29.99

Moon & Stars 100 days. These oval, 40-pound fruits feature dark green skin speckled with bright yellow, resembling a moon and stars pattern. Leaves are also speckled, and flesh is bright red and very sweet. 1/4 oz $2.99

1/2 oz $5.49

1 oz $9.99

1/4 lb $29.99


Red Pontiac Potato ORGANIC EARLY-SEASON POTATO Yukon Gold

This potassium-rich potato has slightly oval tubers with shallow, pink eyes. The light yellow flesh holds its color after baking, boiling, or french-frying. Yukon Gold is susceptible to common scab, and is a good keeper. 5 lb 10 lb 25 lb $14.99 $24.99 $49.99

50 lb $89.99

Russet Norkotah More uniform than other russets, Norkotah is smooth with red-brown skin and white flesh. Excellent for baking, frying or boiling. A quality variety for small gardens that provides dependable yields and keeps well. 5 lb 10 lb 25 lb $14.99 $24.99 $49.99

50 lb $89.99

ORGANIC MID-SEASON POTATO Dark Red Norland

Deep red skin with shallow eyes and white flesh. Excellent in potato salad. Keeps well and has good disease resistance and moderate scab resistance. 5 lb 10 lb 25 lb $14.99 $24.99 $49.99

50 lb $89.99

This popular heirloom potato has large, oblong and slightly flattened tubers with shallow eyes. Kennebec has thin skin and cooks well. With moderate resistance to late blight, Kennebec yields and keeps well. 5 lb 10 lb 25 lb $14.99 $24.99 $49.99

50 lb $89.99

ORGANIC LATE-SEASON POTATO All Blue

With deep blue skin and blue flesh sporting a white ring, tubers are oblong with deep eyes. Moderate resistance to blight, hollow heart, second growth and common scab. 5 lb 10 lb 25 lb $14.99 $24.99 $49.99

50 lb $89.99

ORGANIC FINGERLING POTATO French Fingerling

A gourmet-quality fingerling with smooth red skin and yellow flesh. Produces medium to larger tubers. Extra late maturity and an excellent keeper. 1 lb $4.99

3 lb 10 lb 50 lb $12.99 $34.99 $149.99

Red Thumb

Red Pontiac With round to oblong tubers and medium to deep eyes, Pontiac has white flesh and dark red skin. While susceptible to bruising and potato diseases, it is a high producer and quality keeper. 5 lb 10 lb 25 lb $14.99 $24.99 $49.99

All Blue Potato Kennebec

50 lb $89.99

One of the best-tasting fingerlings. Rosy-buff skin with deep yellow flesh. Produces lots of medium-sized, well-clustered potatoes. Avoid overcrowding. Excellent for potato salad. 1 lb $4.99

3 lb 10 lb 50 lb $12.99 $34.99 $149.99

Russian Banana Fingerling Austrian Crescent A smooth potato with slightly bitter yellow-tan skin and a light yellow flesh. Prolific plants yield tubers as long as 10�, and some weigh as much as 7 ounces. This variety is firm and waxy. Great in salads or delicious simply boiled or steamed. 1 lb $4.99

3 lb 10 lb 50 lb $12.99 $34.99 $149.99

Russian Banana These savory, crescentshaped yellow tubers are exquisite baked, boiled or in salads. A gourmet heirloom variety first grown by early Russian settlers, Russian Banana is of unsurpassed culinary quality. 1 lb $4.99

3 lb 10 lb 50 lb $12.99 $34.99 $149.99

Purple Peruvian

This purple fingerling has medium to large-sized tubers and requires rich soil coupled with lots of water. 1 lb $4.99

3 lb 10 lb 50 lb $12.99 $34.99 $149.99

ORGANIC GARLIC Early Italian Purple Softneck

A large white-skinned bulb encasing numerous small cloves. Well-adapted to summer heat. $1.99/bulb

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Allure

Luscious

Temptress

ORGANIC

CONVENTIONAL UNTREATED

BI-COLOR SWEET CORN Natural Sweet (SH2)

BI-COLOR SWEET CORN Temptress (Quad Sweet)

74 days. Raising the bar for organic sweet corn quality. Delicious, plump ears taste as good as they look. Superior husk protection. 500 Seeds $22.00

1M $36.50

2.5M $53.25

7.5M $159.50

12.5M $265.75

25M $475.00

Allure (Synergistic)

75 days. Long lasting confectionary sweetness and excellent seedling vigor. Slender 8” ears have good tip fill. Synergistic varieties hold sweetness better postharvest than an SE corn. 500 Seeds $14.50

1M $24.00

2.5M $42.00

7.5M $125.75

12.5M $209.50

25M $368.75

Who Gets Kissed (Se)

78 days. A sweet corn bred by and for organic growers. Excellent flavor and tender texture; good cool-soil emergence. Good tip fill and husk coverage. Ears have an extended harvest window. 500 Seeds $14.25

1M $24.75

2.5M $38.75

7.5M $116.25

12.5M $193.75

25M $343.75

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PLANTING UNTREATED SWEET CORN The biggest enemy your sweet corn seed faces in the spring is cool, wet soil. Even if the corn is treated with a pink dust coating, placing that seed into soil below 65º F will slow germination, giving more time for fungal diseases and insects to claim their share of your seed. You’ll get much better results in soil that’s 65-75º F, especially with untreated and organic sweet corn seed. Test your soil temperature about an inch down, be patient, and watch your corn spring to life.

71 days. Strong emergence and seedling vigor for early plantings, Temptress has high resistance to rust and the 8” ears have 16 rows of kernels with superior flavor and eating quality. The ears are set at 20” on clean and sturdy 78” plants. 500 Seeds $8.75

1M $14.00

2.5M $23.75

7.5M $71.25

12.5M $118.75

25M $225.00

Luscious (Se)

75 days. Exceptional butterysweet flavor and melt-in-your-mouth tenderness. Blocky ears with 16-18 rows of kernels. Easy-to-pick ears are 2' off the ground with good tip fill and cover. 500 Seeds $8.75

1M $14.00

2.5M $23.75

7.5M $71.25

12.5M $118.75

25M $225.00

YELLOW SWEET CORN Bodacious (Se)

75 days. A very versatile hybrid. Eat it, can it, or freeze it! A popular, high-yielding sweet corn that can be planted just about anywhere. 500 Seeds $8.75

1M $14.00

2.5M $23.75

7.5M $71.25

12.5M $118.75

25M $225.00


PRODUCTS FOR YOUR BEST GARDEN YET

Precision Garden Seeder The Earthway Precision Garden Seeder allows you to plant a variety of vegetable seeds with one continuous operation of opening the soil, planting the seed, covering, and marking the next row. Seed plates swap with just a turn so you can continue planting. The row marker spaces and marks your next row accurately. Standard seed plates included are: sweet corn, radish/leek/ spinach, carrot/lettuce/turnip, bean/ small peas, jumbo peas, beet/okra/ swiss chard.

3400 Hand Spreader

Large capacity hand spreader for use with seed, fertilizer, ice melt, or any other granular material. Designed with an integrated scoop to avoid skin contact with material being spread. 160 cubic-inches of capacity makes quick work of spot spreading or applying ice melt to sidewalks.

$20.99

2170 Broadcast Spreader

Developed for commercial applicators, the 2170 delivers superior performance at an affordable price. The patented 3-hole drop system allows for balanced spreading of all types of granular material. Features 100-pound capacity, heavy-duty chassis and high speed gearbox.

$289.99

$132.99

Standard Seed Plate Kit

Standard seed plate kit includes sweet corn, radish, carrot, bean, pea and beet plates.

$29.99

Optional Seed Plate Kit

Optional seed plate kit includes light carrot, broccoli, cucumber, popcorn, and lima bean plates.

$29.99

2750 Shoulder Seeder/Spreader

If your work area has a hilly or wet terrain, this seeder will fit the bill. The corrosion, tear and weather resistant 20-pound nylon hopper is equipped with a zippered top for easy filling and closure. The exclusive agitator provides smooth, even material feeding to the distribution plate. Adjust the spread width between 8’ and 12’ by simply changing the crank rate. Complete directional control and shut-off makes this an excellent choice for the commercial landscaper and homeowner.

M20 ATV Spreader

The Earthway M20 ATV Mount Broadcast Spreader is a great additional tool for your ATV. The M20 has an 80lb/36kg rustproof poly hopper and EV-N-SPRED® 3-hole drop shut-off system to ensure uniform coverage of fertilizer, seed, chemicals and more. Equipped with a 12-volt motor located inside the hopper, and housed in a thermalplastic case, the M20 is engineered for performance and long-life.

$229.99

$44.99

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FEED YOUR SOIL

Albert Lea Seed Garden Center stocks products to help enrich your garden soil and increase yields. Start with a soil test kit to see what may be lacking. The Garden Center stocks and ships Bone Meal, Rock Phosphate, Greensand, Blood Meal, Iron-tone, Soil Acidifier and more. Call 507.377.2372 or email mary@alseed.com to get started!

Bone Meal 4#..........$8.99 24#.......... $31.99

Blood Meal 3.5#..........$12.99 17#.......... $39.99

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Rock Phosphate 7.25#..........$9.99 28#..........$26.99

Iron-Tone 5#..........$9.99 20#..........$29.99

Greensand 36#..........$39.99

Soil Acidifier 6#..........$9.99 30#..........$28.99


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