Heirloom Vegetables we grow
We grow a large array of heirloom vegetables listed below. We refuse any use of GMO seeds, or inoculants as part of gardening practice. We have many tried and true heirlooms we must have and each year try out new ones here is the good stuff for this year.
Dragon Toungue: This Dutch Wax bean has large 6-8” cream-colored pods with vivid purple stripes that disappear when blanched. Pods are stringless, wide, and exceptionally crisp and juicy.
Edaname (available for about 3 weeks in August.
Fin De Bagnol: Old gourmet variety of French string bean with delicious round slender pods. Best for eating when picked every 2 or 3 days while still very young and before string develop
Maxibel Haricot Vert Beans are unsurpassed as a gourmet market specialty. Maxibel is a heavy producer of dark green stringless, fancy, slender beans, medium green podswith delicate tenderness.
Purple Filet Beans-
Chiogga : Heirloom-Pre 1840 Italian heirloom, introduced to the US before 1865. Named for a fishing town near Venice. striped beet-a most unusual rosy red , round beet on the outside with rings of white and bright pink on the inside. Exceptionally Sweet. Chiogga’s greens are known to be top in taste test winners, with flavor and texture of fine, young Swiss chard. Steam lightly to avoid bleeding
Detoit Dark Red (HM): Heirloom beet uniform 3” round roots , sweet and smooth.
Golden Beet: Roots are globe shaped and bright orange. Turning golden yellow when cooked. Tender and mild even when large. Will not bleed like red beets. Sweet flavorful leaves
Broccoli is abundant in calcium & vitamin A.
We grow Belstar whose Heads span 6 “. Produces side shoots.
Cabbage Tete Noire : The traditional French variety is very rare outside of Europe. Solid, deep-red heads are of good quality and grown as an autumn variety in France.
Cour Di Bue: Tender, 3 to 4-lb, pointed, oxheart-type heads; very good from home use or specialty markets. Old European Heirloom. Fairly early and superb quality.
Early Jersey Wakefield :1st grown by Francis Brill of Jersey City, New Jersey in 1840. Conical, solid, tightly folded heads are up to 15” long by 7 inches wide & weigh 3-4 pounds.
Mammoth Red Rock : Introduce in 1889. Fine Flavor, excellent for cooking, salads & pickling.
Premium Late Flat Dutch: Introduce to the US by German Immigrants in 1840. Solid blue-greenflat heads with a white interior and weigh about 10-15 pounds.
Perfection Drumhead Savoy Cabbage: HEIRLOOM-Drumhead has finely crinkled , savoyed leaves that are mild and sweet in flavor. Good keeper
Red Express Cabbage : Petite rosebud heads are purplish-red Subtle and sweet flavor. Not a good storage
A salad staple & key ingredient in most soup and stew recipes.
Utah Tall : Thick Crisp medium-dark green stalks reach a foot or more when well grown. Thick sweet and of very high quality
Prinz Celeriac -Large uniform, clean white flesh and good eating quality. Delicate, earthy flavor. Consistent moisture during growing season for maximum.
Lemon: Heirloom, crisp, crisp taste and eminently edible skin. Enjoy with a slice of lemon. Faint lemony flavor
Edmonson cucumber: Family heirloom dating from 1913. White –green blocky 4 inch fruits mature to a deep red-orange. Crisp and flavorful even when large; rarely bitter. Good for slicing, salads, & pickling.
Bushy: Introduced to American gardeners by SSE in 1992. Originated in Russia where short vines up to 5’ long. Fresh eating & pickling
Boothby’s Blonde: Heirloom from the Boothby’s Family of Livermore, Maine. Excellent crisp, sweet flavor, no need to peel. Creamy yellow , warty fruits with black spines.
Satsuki Madori: Japanese low seed and never bitter. Sweet disposition.
Suyo Long (HM): Asian variety used for fresh eating, pickling or traditionally cooked. Burpless and tender quality.
Mustard is a tasty addition to soups, omlettes, quiches, and lasagna.
Freeze left over harvest by blanching leaves for 2-3 minutes, rinsing in cold water and packing in airtight bags. JS
Mizuna Lime Streaked: The lime streaked deeply serrated leaves add a mild tangy accents to salads. Mizuna is high in Vitamin C and other nutrients. JS
Mizuna Red/Ruby Streaked: Their mild peppery flavor wakes up a salad; excellent for braising in Japanese Soups. Baby greens are a deep unstreaked red. Combine with the lime-streaked mizuna on the table for a dramatic contrasting presentation.
Tatsoi: Mild mustard flavor more similar to Asian greens than spicy mustards
Shungiku (chrysanthemum): Aromatic bright green leaves sometimes added to salads, mild flavor and aroma. Japanese green rich in Vitamin B & minerals & commonly used along with the young stems in dishes such as tempura or sprinkled on top of soup & salads or in stir fry.
Peppery and slight bitter flavor. (Thought it was a funny pic from 2008 election)
Atomic Red (SSE):Imperator type roots grow 8-10 “ with good uniformity. Red is retained while cooking. Stands out in fall successions.
Cosmic Purple: Sweet & crisp: Purple skin/orange flesh. Crunchy roots& sweet flavor with a hint of spice.
Dragon: Sweet , almost spicy flavor, : Vibrant purple skin, bright orange interior with a unique yellow core. Spicy yet sweet
Scarlet Nantes: From the 1850s in France. Bright orange flesh, with fine grain and almost no core. 6-7 in root, old time carrot flavor-sweet and brittle. Excellent for freezing and juicing. Stores well.
St. Valery (SSE): Dates to the 1885;original seed developed by Vilmorin in France. Fine red-orange roots grow up to 12” long. Deliciously sweet, excellent for storage.
White Satin (HM) : White tender roots. Mild flavor and a juicy crunch with every bite. Roots are 8” long at maturity, straight and firm with a small core.
Lemon: Heirloom, crisp , crisp taste and eminently edible skin. Enjoy with a slice of lemon. Faint lemony flavor (Trellis)
Edmundson cucumber: Family heirloom dating from 1913. White –green blocky 4 inch fruits mature to a deep red-orange. Crisp and flavorful even when large; rarely bitter. Good for slicing, salads, & pickling.
Boothby Blonde (HM) : Unique Heirloom is short , plump with creamy yellow skin and black spines.
Marketmore 76 (HM): 8”-9” dark green fruits remain green and crisp. 60-65 days
Suyo Long(HM): Asain variety used for fresh eating, picling, r traditionally cooked. Burpless and tender quality. (Trellis)
Armenia (SSE): cruchy flesh is burpless, never bitter, and makes great pickles.50-75 day
Japanese Cucumber–Tasty Green: Crunching and thin-skinned, long “burpless” Tasty Green Japanese are sweet flavor and especially refreshing cripy texture. (60 days) Trellis
Melon Amish: Amish heirloom. Oval fruits are 9”; long and weigh 4-7 pounds. Sweet orange flesh is very juicy with fall muskmelon flavor and rather thick rind.
Melon Charentais (SSE) :A true French cantaloupe originating in the Poitou-Charentes region circa 1920. Considered by many to be the most divine and flavorful melon in the world. Sweet, juicy orange flesh with heavenly fragrance. Weighs typically 2 pounds. (75-80)
Melon Eden’s Gem:
Melon Early Hanover :
Watermelon Black tail Mountain : Gorgeous Black –Green round fruits weigh 6-12 pounds. Deep scarlet flesh is super sweet , juicy and crunchy. 65-75 days
Watermelon Chelsea: Sweet pink fleshed, 15-20 pound fruits. Will keep for several weeks once picked. 90-100 days
Moon and Stars (Cherokee) (SSE): Fruits are 2 feet long and weigh 10-16 pounds. Bright pink flesh.
Watermelon Orangeglo (SSE): Fiery orange flesh is sugary, delicious and crisp. Large oblong fruits average 25 pounds. 90-100 day
Watermelon Picnic : Peacock-tyoe with uniform mildly sweet pink flesh and hard rind. 95 day
Nippon Sanjuri Kiuri (Japanese 3 ft Cucumber): Best when 18 inches long. Excellent for fresh eating or pickling. Trellis 60-75 day
Apple Green: Developed by the late Professor Meader in 1964. Pale green skin & mild flesh non-acid flavor & no need to peel.
Black Beauty : Standard open pollinated Italian with no spines. Large bell-shaped fruits range from 1-3 lbs and have a slight signature ribbing. Medium to thick skin is deep purple.
Ping Tung Long: HEIRLOOM- A prolific , early producing Asian eggplant with glossy purple skin and bright green calyx. Slender fruits average 12-18” long and 1-2” inches wide. Very tender skin does not need to be peeled. Awesome on the grill.
Rosa Bianca; Italian Heirloom creamy & tender. Heirloom –A lovely Sicillian variety with a light pink-lavender fruits streaked with colors of creamy white and violet. Mild creamy taste with no bitterness and a very low number of seeds.
Listada de Grandia: Purplle & lavender Stripes on succulant milky white skin . Skin so thin it need not be peeled. Specialty purple striped Italian eggplant with an oval egg shape. Fruits are tender & delicioius. Skin is thinner than most Italian types.
Tres Fine Maraichere Frisee Endive: Voluminous, self-branching rosette of deeply cut, slender outer leaves surrounds a tender creamy heart.
Bellesque: Beautiful rosettes of long green leaves with a frilly outer edge & sweet whole midribs.
Rhodos: Tres fin type endive has deeply cut leaves, pale green outer, blanched at the heart. Called frisee by many when used in a mix. Mild taste for the blanched inner sprigs adds unique contrast to any mix.
Its “bulb” and foliage are all use in a myriad of salads, crudités, potato mashes, soups, pasta dishes, & savory gratins paired with ham & potatoes.
Solaris:Earliest fennel with bulbing. Stout, heavy juicy bulbs are anise flavor and grow to impressive size. Excellent for baby fennel.
Florence: Can grow to 2 ft tall with thick bulb tasting of mild licorice. Absolutely delicious sautéed in butter or roasted with root vegetables.
Finale (F1) (HM) 80 day: High Mowing trials 2009 vigorous plants and large bulbs. Crisp, juicy texture and pleasant flavor.
GARLIC: We have been saving garlic seed since 2003 from a woman who developed her own variety called Montana Giant. After several years of growing garlic in your own soil the garlic takes on some of the soil qualities in a sense. So that is why she herself renamed it. In reality there are only 9 different types/varieties of garlic. So this one we have saved every year since then is large cloved and spicy strong garlic flavor.
Batavian Escarole (HM): Full-hearted escarole with large, broad, lettuce-like leaves that form tightly-packed heads. Best type of chicory for blanched tender hearts with a mild, nutty flavor.
SORREL: Used for tangy soups, salad or stuffing grape leaves
Blood veined sorrel-a beautiful heirloom-deep-red veined dark green leaves. Cultivated by the French and Italians for centuries. Laxative be careful. Heat tolerant.
Indigo Radicchio: Burgandy leaves with white ribs, Mild , just shy of bitter flavor. Its is a terrific scissor-cut in soups and pasta dishes or use fresh in salads.
Red Russian: Heirloom-bright purple stems with slate green, deeply lobed foliage.Leave are tender and smooth compared with other kales & very sweet.
White Russian : Simlar shaped to the Red Russian, light green/white stem and green leaf. Voted best bestingand known abroad for being sweet and Tender.
Lacinato: Heirloom- Darkest Blue green color of any akle, bumpy leaf surface. Often used as Kale Chips.
Curly Leaf Blue kale:
Bloomsdale Spinach: Bloomsdale Spinach is an heirloom variety, with large, Kelly green colored leaves. Each leaf is puckered where it meets the stem and has a sweet flavor and succulent texture. Bloomsdale spinach has a more substantial, winter greens taste and texture than standard spinach.
Baby Oakleaf (SSE): HEIRLOOM-A dwarf, compact version of Green Oakleaf. Tasty and tender medium green leaves are oakleaf-shaped with rounded lobes
Breen (HM): Mini red romaine with unique coloring and great disease resistance. Good for all seasons. Burnished red color and pronounced pale green mid-rib and veining.
Bronze arrowhead (SSE): HEIRLOOM- German Seed Hailed as “the finest most colorful and delicious leaf lettuce for the home garden.
Flame (SSE): Described as “ distinctly red; slow bolting a fast mover, for markets demanding unique vegetables”
Forrenschluss (SSE): HEIRLOOM-Romaine-Gorgeous Austrian heirloom with green leaves speckled with maroon. Holds up very well in heat.
Freckles (HM): Red romaine Unique coloring. HEAT TOLERANT variety with unbeatable buttery texture. Laves are splattered with crimson on bright green background.
Lolla Rossa: curled looseleaf lettuce with pale frosty green shows beautiful rose coloring at the leaf margins.
Merveille Quartre saisons (SSE)-: HEIRLOOM- French heirloom described in Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden (1885). Pretty red bibb-type rosette with a crisp texture and excellent flavor. Does well in all sorts of climates ans can withstand heat.
New Red Fire Lettuce (HM) : Ruffled , fringed leaves.
Red Velvet (SSE): Absolutely striking appearance. Top leaves are solid maroon, and backs are green tinged with maroon. Slowbolt.
Speckled (SSE): HEIRLOOM-Family heirloom sent to SSE in 1983 by Mark Reusser originally from a Mennonite Family in 1799. Juicy thick leaves are green tinged with red. Mild Flavor.
Red Salad Bowl: Classic Red Oak Leaf
Black Seeded Simpson: Bright green open open head with slightly crinkled leaves.
Bunte Forellenschluss (SSE): The butterhead companion to the Forenschluss romaine. “Bunte” means “colorful” in german. Sweet apple-green leaves splashed with maroon.
Cimarron Red Romaine Lettuce (HM): Spring-large red romaine for early to late spring production or baby leaf. Golden red outer leaves and bright green center.
Grandpa’s Admire’s (SSE): HEIRLOOM-In 1977, 90 year-old Chloe Lowry gave this family heirloom to SSE. Bronze tinged leaves for large loose heads. Mild flavor , slow to bolt, even in extreme heat.
Gulley’s favorite (SSE): Butterhead type; round, dark leaves with moderate tinged and slightly undulating edges; very good eating qualities, crisp texture, good flavor.
Jericho Romaine Lettuce (HM): Tall heavy heads with light green leaves. Excellent summer flavor and silk texture.
Lovelock Lettuce (HM) A heat tolerant, heading Batavian lettuce form production all season long. Heads close in late at maturity creating a dense crisp head. Lovelock has whorls of bright green leaves with deep coloring on the leaf margins.
Red Leprechaun (SSE): Shiny dark purple savoyed leaves with distinct pink center rib. Good flavor with a slight bite. Crisp blanched hearts. Mature head can weigh more then one pound. Romaine. 60 days.
Reine Des Glaces (SSE): Crisphead- Dark green deeply-cut pointed lacy leaves. Medium to dark green crisp heart. Stay crisp even on hot days.
Sanguine Ameliore (SSE): Rare French Variety introduced in 1906 by C.C. Morse & Co, as Strawberry Cabbage Lettuce. Stunning sanguine or blood red speckles. Tender texture and excellent quality.
Sylvesta Lettuce (HM): Large, dense, emerald green heads are sweet and tender. Suitable for spring and summer plantings. Good resistance to bolting, downy mildew, and aphids.
Tennis Ball (SSE) Small rosettes of light green leaves measure only 7” in diameter and form loose, tender heads. Grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. Tennis ball lettuces were often pickled in salt brine during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Yugoslavian Red (SSE): Butterhead apple green leaves tinged with pomegranate red, the buttery succulent flavor pairs well with apples or strawberries for a sweet summer salad. Red tinged form loose heads that can measure up to 12 “ across. The interior is green and almost white. Excellent mild flavor.
Vulcan (HM): Bright red leaf tips with apple green interior. Slight Batavian characteristics lend this variety crispness and the ability to hold freshness out in the field.( No bottom rot). 50 days
Borettana Yellow Cipollini (SSE)
Flat of Italy (limited quantities); Beautiful red cipollini, flat type gourmet onion from Italy. Perfect for fresh eating or cooking. A very old Italian variety, that was mentioned by Vilmorin in 1885. Early
Calibra F1 (HM): An excellent keeper with sweet and mild flavor that sweetens in storage.
Gold Princess (BSHS):
Long Red Florence: Uncommon Italian heirloom. Beautiful long bottle shaped bulbs, attractive color. Flavor mid and sweet. Best for fresh eating.
Mustang (TS hybrid): storage
Newburg (SEED NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR 2013 BUMMER): Hot storage onion. 3-4 inch globe shaped bulb with amber wrapper leaves and crisp white flesh. An exception al keeper
Red Cipolini onons: Up to 3”-4” in diameter with a flattened coin shape. Crisp white interior with bright red-purple skin. Sweet onion flavor for roasting and grilling.
Rossa Di Milano-Heirloom- Midsized Italian variety. 4-5 inch bulbs are top shaped, uniformally colored and have tight skins.
Ruby Ring (TS hybrid): Red sweet Spanish onion
Siskiyou Sweet Walla Walla: Light brown skin with white flesh that is very mild and sweet.
Valencia: Large 4-6 inch globes, up to one pound, with warm golden-brown skin. Utah strain of Yellow Sweet Spanish Onion is mild flavored.
Yellow of Parma (SSE): Imported from Italy. Oneo f the best storage onions.
Ambition (TS hybrid): Dutch shallot grown from seed, with incredible storage life. Bulbs are 2-3 inches long with warm reddish brown skin and white flesh. High sugars and are great for caramelized onions.
Calibra onion (oops): Spanish sweet onion. Gets sweeter with storage. Showed superior quality & flavor in March, after a full season of storage. Sweet like candy but not as juicy with a smaller size suitable for storage
Camelot:Gorgeous elongated globed shaped red shallot bulbs. Extremely versitlile in the kitchen, adding a rich subtle, onion taste that cannot be duplicated.
Saffron (TS hybrid) 100 days: Pale yellow interior with bright coppery skin and exceptional shelf life.
Zebrune (SSE): Heritage shallot form France where it is called Cuisse de Poulet du Poitou, translate to leg of a chicken. A type of Eschalion, or banana shallot, so named for its distinctive torpedo shape. Pink,brown bulbs are sweet, mild and a must for gourmet cooking.
Crimson Forest Bunching: Brilliant red stalks , flavorful and tasty.
Ishikura: Popular and traditional Japanese variety for sukiyaki, soup and salads. Reaches enormous proportions (2. 5 feet and one inch across) while remaining tender and scallion like. Never forms a bulb. Earth up as for leeks to produce long white shanks.
Parade Bunching : mild onion flavor
Red Baron (purple bunching onion)
Bandit leek: Winter leek with wide shaft and dark green flags. (100 day)
King Richard leek( 75 days): No hilling necessary. Will overwinter but will tolerate light frost.
Tadora Leek (110 days): Winter leek with stocky medium length, dark Green shaft that size up well and hold into the fall.
Giant from Italy Parsley: Prized by Italian Cooks , strong parsley flavor
Burgandy Okra-Burgandy pods are best at 6”-8” long when they are tender.
Clemson spineless okra-Best known for lack of spines and beautiful emerald pods.
Okra poole’s:Grown in Texas since the 1900s good flavor and texture best eaten under 4” inches.
Snap Pea Cascadia: Heavy harvest of juicy, thick walled 3” long pods. Stringless 60 days.
Sugar Snap Pea (HM): The king of snap peas, this is by far the sweetest, making it worth the wait. 6-7 ft tall, trellis (67) days.
Oregon Sugar Pod Pea: Snow Pea
Mammoth Melting Snow Pods: Trellis 4-5 inch long snow pea.
Beaver Dam: Fruits are mildly hot when seeded. Hungarian Heirloom.80 days from transplant
Corno di Toro: (HM) 78 red: HEIRLOOM This highly attractive Italian variety was extremely popular in High Mowing 2006 taste tests. Tapering fruits are 8-10” long and thin, often with a slight bull horn curve, deep crimson red color when fully ripe.
Georgia Flame (SSE) : A piquant pepper from the Republic of Georgia, up to eight inches long, with thick crunchy flesh. Great for Salsa.
Golden Californa Wonder: (HM) 78 gold: Deep orange and thick-walled peppers very similar to California Wonder with earlier maturity date.
King of the North: Blocky uniform and great sweet flavor.
Maule’s Red Hot (SSE): Vivid red 10” long cayenne –type peppers are great for hot sauce or dried pepper flakes. 80 day
Purple Beauty (SSE): tender crisp, sweet. Purple-red. Hold purple for some time before ripening Purple /Red
Napolean Sweet (SSE): Eight inch elongated bells are as mild as apples.Ripen to red. 70-90 day (Sweet).
Chocolate Beauty (SSE): Excellent sweet flavor when fully ripe. 70-75 days
Piemento Red Cheese Pepper:
Shishito (HM) 75 red: Small , mild Japanese pepper for roasting, pan frying & grilling. Slender fruit are 2-4 “ long and 1” wide. Flavor is mild , when turned to orange-red with slightly sweeter flavor. Thin walls make it especially suited to roasting , frying, frying or grilling; under heat it will blister and char easily, taking on rich flavor. Cooked until soft, then sprinkled with sea salt, Shishito has gained recent rapid popularity as a gourmet appetizer.
Sweet Chocolate: Thick sweet flesh. Very mild flavor.
Sweet Chocolate: Very mild flavor with medium –thick flesh
Topepo Rosso 70 day red: HEIRLOOM-early pepper with a unique shape and sweet flavor. Squat, smooth skinned, rounded fruit with extra thick, meaty walls. Lipstick red fruit measures 2-3” wide by 2” tall and resembles a tomato (hence the name Topepo, which combines the word tomato and pepper). Topepo Rosso is a piemento Pepper, a type that is sweeter and more succulent, and earlier maturing then bell peppers.
Wisconsin Lakes: Sweet bell pepper
Ancho Pepper (SSE): The standard Mxican variety for sauces and stuffing, excellent for chili rellenos. Willoway Farm and our neighbors annually make chiles rellenos utilizing our eggs for part of the batter. They seriously are the best chile rellenos we have ever had.
Anaheim ( Nu Mex Joe E. Parker) (HM) A southwestern-style traditional Anaheim Chili pepper.
Maule’s Red Hot(SSE): Vivid Red 10” long cayenne –type peppers are great for hot sauce or dried red pepper flakes. Hot
POTATOES (limited availability as most is used for CSA-however fingerlings are often available):
Butte (russet); Handsome Russet baker with outstanding flavor. Highest in Vitamin C and protein. Great baked , mashed or , fried.
King Harry: New round-white Irish Potato from Cornell. Moderately moist and waxy texture. Good Baked and boiled.
Carola: Sunny Yellow potato form Germany boast a smooth creamy texture with exceptional flavor. Suitable for baking and frying.
Caribe: Lustrous purple skin covers a smooth snow white flesh. Great potato for boiling , baking or frying.
Rose Finn Apple Fingerlings: Rare and beautiful rosy colored heirloom fingerling potato with moderately dry yellow flesh. Splendid baked or boiled.
Early Scarlet Globe:
White icicle radish: White Icicle: Icicle radishes date from the early 1900s. Crisp white flesh is pungent but pleasant.
Pink beauty: Bright Pink egg-shaped garden radish with a crisp white flesh. Moderately spicy flavor.
German Giant (BSHS): Very large, round radish that was collected in Germany. These keep their fine quality even when large. This heirloom is very popular with the Amish. Mild and tasty.
Giant of Sicily (BSHS): Heirloom- Large , 2”, round red radishes are bright red in color, with great taste and good quality. Pure Italian Seed from Sicily
Long Black Spanish (BSHS): HEIRLOOM-Long 9” black roots have pure white flesh that is crisp and pungent. This long version of Black Spanish is much harder to find than the round. For fall plantings. This is a very old European heirloom.
Misato Rose (limited from BSHS): This variety produces 3-4 in roots and is recommended for fall sowing. Skin runs from light pink to green, but its flesh is the real treat, being bright pink, sweet, spicy and flavorful.
Round Black Spanish: Large 5” winter type, probably grown since 16th century or before. Deep, near-black skin and snowy white flesh, will keep all winter in good conditions. Fine, fairly hot flavor, good raw or cooked
Watermelon: Flesh is surprisingly sweet , crisp and refreshing.
Joan: refined strain of America’s purple top. Flesh is dense and crunchy with a delicate sweet flavor. Delicious roasted, mashed ans as a base for winter soups.
Costata Romanesca: Nutty & creamy. Believed by many to be the best tasting heirloom Italian zucchini. Although production are less then some zucchinis , the taste and texture are excellent. Fruits are medium gray-green with noteworthy ribs. The blossoms are large and ideal for cooking.
Cocozelle (NG): An heirloom zuchini dating back to 19th century Italy, Cocozelle produces slender fruits with alternating light and dark green stripeson smooth, thin skins. Best harvested 6-8”
Success Straightneck Yellow (HM):
Patty Pans –Pattison Panache’ –Jaunue et Verte. Good eating qualities when young.
Anna Swartz Hubbarb (SSE): HEIRLOOM- Family heirloom given to Anna Swartz by a friend in the 1950s. Good storage ability and hard shell. High quality flesh is the color of a sweet potato and has a similar flavor.
Baby Blue Hubbarb (HM): Smooth, gray-blue skin and sweeter flesh than the standard Blue hubbarb. Fruits of the 5-7 pounds are consistent quality and teardrop shape.
Baby Pam Pumpkin (HM): The standard for uniform pie pumpkins with long handles and bright orange skin. Dry, stringless flesh cooks down to a smooth filling, buts its sugary flavor is what beats all the others for pie making.
Burgess Buttercup (HM): Dark green skin with a gray button on the blossom end. Golden orange, stringless flesh and a sweet , richhave made this squash a long time New England favorite. Typically produces 10-12 fruits of 3-5 pounds each per plant.
Crown Pumpkin (HM): A delicious eating pumpkin with hard blue-grey skin and rich orange flesh. Originally part of the Koanga Gardens collections of heritage seeds in New Zealand, seed for this variety was lost for some time. It is a delicious eating squash . Excellent keeper.
Delicata (HM): Incrediably sweet flavor and superbly delicate flesh have made Delicata the darling of squash lovers. Fruits are 1-1.5 libs each and can be eaten with skin on after baking or boiling. High Mowing strain is of the highest quality available, carefully selected since 2001 for uniformity af size, shape and color as well as yield, non-bitter and non-hardshelled fruit.
Long Pie Pumpkin (HM):
Musque De Provence (pumpkin): HEIRLOOM- Gorgeous French variety also known as Fariytale. Richly colored green background and orange become increasely buff when ripe. Fruits are large, often weighing 15-25 pounds, flat in shape and deeply ribbed. This edible pumpkin, often enjoyed cooked, is also traditionally eaten fresh. The flavor is exceptionally complex and sweet with a nice light crunch. May sound strange, but it will surprise you!
Red Kuri (HM): Also known as Baby Red Hubbarb and Orange Hokkaido, these teardrop-shaped, strikenly red-orange squash from Japan smooth, sweet, dry deep orange flesh. Fruits 3-4 lbs size.
Spaghetti Squash: Fork out the squash pasta! This has to be baked or broiled before the fibers separated into noodles, resembling spaghetti. Oblong medium-sized light yellow fruits have sweet flesh.
Sweet Fall (SSE): From Nebraska. In donation letter the donaters they prefer to eat the squash with only butter and salt, as it is so sweet that no sugar is needed. Hubbarb type, teardrop shaped fruit; attractive orange and blue-green skin; fruits average 4 pounds; excellent eating qualities, very sweet, unique flavor.
Table Queen Acorn (SSE): (aka Des Moines Danish) Domesticated by Native North Americans from primitive indigenous forms. Petite (1 pound), furrowed, soft shelled, high quality fruits with sweet orange flesh. Excellent for baking. (80-90 d)
Thelma Sanders Acorn Sweet Potato Squash-Sweet chestnut flavor
Winter Luxury Pumpkin (HM): HEIRLOOM- High Mowing’s sweetest pumpkin pie with ornamental flair. The deep orange skin is decorated with silvery netting and slight is giving it a unique and magical appearance. Interior flesh has a velvety texture and sweet flavor that is excellent for pie, cheescake and soup. Fruits average 6 pounds and about 6 inches in diameter; similar in size to the New England Pie pumpkin. Delicious flavor and distinctive appearance but not a great keeper. This heirloom first appeared in 1893 (When Willoway Farmhouse was built).
Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry: Native of eastern and central North America. Outstanding Polish variety prized for its unique flavor. Easy to grow, prolific & super sweet.
Brown Berry (SSE): Warm earthy brown cherry fruits. Excellent sweet juicy flavor. Ind/75 days
Black Cherry: Dark purple color. Sweet, rich, full , flavors. Ind/64 days
Blue Beauty: cross between beauty king and a blue tomato-8 oz beefsteak slicers. Antioxidant content.
Chocolate Cherry (BCHS) 75 dert: Deep rosy-purple little cherries are very uniformat inch diameter, sweet, & juicy, but with “old fashioned” tomato flavor. (can get to 5 ft)Crach resistant
Green Grape (SSE):Unique olive yellow 1” cherry tomatoes . Addictive sweet ,spicey flavor. Det/80-90 days
White Cherry: Early and productive pale yellow to ivory1 ounce fruits. Sweet fruity flavor. Ind/70 days
Lemon Drop: Refreshing tart-sweet flavor.
Amana (BCHS): Big , one pound orange beefsteak have intense full flavor.
Amazon Chocolate(*BCHS):Slicing type fruits to 1# +. The flavor has been described as sweet, rich, complex, and having wine like overtones. Said to be originally from Ukraine from the Black Sea region.
Amish Paste: Heirloom 5-7 oz. acorn paste tomato, very meaty with few seeds and rich in flavor that intensifies in a sauce or paste.
Ananas Noire (BCHS)
Aunt Ruby’s German Green: Family heirloom of Ruby Arnold of Greenville, Tennesee. Large beefsteak fruit weigh one pound or moreSweet juicy flesh with a hint of spiciness. Ready to harvest when soft to the touch & yellow green in color.
Berkley Tie Dye (*BCHS)(75-85 days) ind: Large fruits have orange-red and yellow-green stripes. Super dense meaty flesh with almost no juice has strong assertive flavor that is tangy, but also sweet.
Black Mauri (BCHS): A beautiful deep chocolate brown , grape tomato that is sweet, flavor ful and has a crisp crunchy texture. Russian, high yields, even in hot conditions.
Black Prince(BCHS): An heirloomfrom Irkutsk Siberia. The 5 oz tomatoes are round and very uniform, the color is a wonderful deep blackish chocolate brown. The flavor is as deep, sweet and rich as the coor. A unique slad tomato.
Brandywine (Sudduth’s Strain)-Large pink beefsteak fruits to 2 pounds. Incredibly rich, delightfully intense tomato flavor.
Djena Lee’s Golden Girl: Minnesota Heirloom, won 1st prize in Chicago’s World Fair in 1930’sProlific clusters of light yellow fruits.
Black Elephant (*BCHS): Big purplish-brown fruit that have rich, sweet, savory, taste are great for fresh eating. This Russian charm is rather uncharming in looks, in fact most fruit tend to be misshapen, cracked and otherwise disagreeable in appearance. Thankfully their deliciousness makes up for their looks
Black Icicle: Stunning, perfectly shaped , deep purplish-brown almost black . a great variety for both home gardeners and chefs. This tomato has the incredible rich tomato taste that is in many of the large, dark beefsteak types, sweet, rich, with earthy overtones. From Ukraine.
Black From Tula: Deep reddish-brown beefsteak has a rich old fashioned flavor, sweet and spicey tomato flavor that is delicious. A rare Russian heirloom.
Black Plum: Oval 2” fruits from deep mahogany to black brown, better color than other blacks. Some prefer this variety for spaghetti sauce because of the dark rich color
Black Prince Heirloom (*BCHS): Heirloom from Irkutsk, Siberia. The 5 oz. tomato is very uniform in size; the color is a wonderful deep blackish-chocolate brown. The flavor is deep sweet and as rich as its color. A unique salad tomato.
Black Sea Man: Russian Heirloom from Marina Danilenko. Medium-sized brown pink fruits with olive green shading. Well marbled flesh is attractive when blanched and peeled. Rich Flavor.
Black Vernissage: 2oz tomato great for rich tasting sauces.
Blondekopfchen: East German Heirloom. Small golden fruit 1” fruit, excellent sweet taste.
Cherokee Purple: An old Cherokee Indian Heirloom, pre-1890 variety; beautiful, deep, dusky purple-pink color, superb sweet flavor& very –large-sized-fruit .Real old time tomato flavor.
Chocolate Stripes (*BCHS): Fruit is deep reddish brown inside, the outside is covered with beautiful orange and lime stripes. It is very sweet and yet has full rich flavor, for this reason this tomato places very high on taste tests. Fruit is medium to large and slightly flattened globe shape
Copia Tomatoe (HM): Yellow tomato with unique red pin stripes. Mild and juicy with big tomato flavor. Large beefsteak tomatoes average 12-16 oz. IND
Cream Sausage: Sausage type paste tomato
Crnkovic Yugoslavian (SSE)Pink beefsteak fruits weigh up to a pound each. Delicious full tomato flavor. Ind, 70-90
Dester (*SSE): Winner of Seed saver Exchange 2011 Tomato tasting. From a amish woman in Missouri. Luscious pink beefsteaks weighing up to 1 lb. Ind 70-80 days
Federle: Rich with full flavor and few seeds. Excellent for processing, especially good for salsa
German Pink: Bavarian variety, 1-2 pounds meaty fruits, few seeds, full of sweet flavor. Excellent for canning or freezing.
Gypsy: Named for the Gypsies who lived in Russia, this is one of the deep purple and maroon tomatoes. It has gorgeous color and good taste. Perfect, ,edium-sized globe fruit make this one of the nicest dark varieties.
Henderson’s Pink: Brandywine some over two pounds
Green Copia (BCHS):76-80days: Oblate, beefsteak fruits run in medium sized range. When ripe the luscious fruits are striped in alternate bands of apple green and pale pink.Make gorgeous and delicious bi-color slices.
Green Sausage: paste tomato/Beautiful elongated 4” fruits are yellow with green stripes. Firm flesh with rich sweet flavor. Great for making sauces.
Green Vernissage- sweet and tastety,
Green Zebra: Succlulent , sweet, and zingy with yellowish tint when ripe. Medium size, round fruit avg 4-5 oz. Ind/75-80 days
Hillbilly Potato Leaf Tomato: Gorgeous slicing tomato from Ohio. Sweet juicy 4-6” flattened fruits about 1 pound each. Beautiful yellow fruits are streaked with red on the blossom end.
Japanese Black Trifele: One of the best black tomatoes, rich in full flavor, great for canning. Size of a Bartlett pear , weighing 4-5 oz, bred in Russia. Highly prized & demand high prices. 6 oz. fruit. Rich and complex flavors.
Hungarian Heart: Originated in a village 20 miles from Budapest around 1900. Huge pink Oxheart fruit weighs upwards one pound. Very few seeds. Good for fresh eating, canning and for making roasted tomato sauce.
Indigo Rose Tomato (HM): Underside tunns green to red. Great flavor, high acidity. High in antioxidants. 2-2.5 oz Ind/80 days
Indigo Apple: Complex yet sweet tomato flavor- high in anthocyanin (an antioxidant). 2-4 ounce .
Isis Candy: Gorgeous bicolor cherry tomatoes are red with spectacular cat’s eye starburst on the blossom end. Rich, sweet fruity flavor.
Italian Heirloom Tomato: Beautiful huge heirloom from Italy. Excellent full tomato flavor. Easy to peel, ideal for slicing & canning, very little waste.
Mamie Brown’s Pink (*SSE): From Iowa. Large Beefsteak type. Fruit shape ranges from slightly flattened to round to slightly heart shaped: Good flavor, balance sweetness and acidity.
Jersey DevilL90 days) endulant, pointed, pepper-like fruits are slow to set on but yield very heavily.5-6 inches , ruby red, paste-type fruits are very meaty and have few seeds.Ancester to “Jersey Giant”
Jersey Giant(BCHS Flattened beefsteak fruit are pink brown with metallic green stripes & weigh 8-12 oz. Ver meaty pink flesh is very flavorful.):
Large Barred Boar(BCHS):
Nature’s Riddle: ( BCHS)
Nebraska Wedding: 3-4 “ round fruits with shiny orange skin, & orange flesh, very meaty, well balance flavor . (Require staking but the plants are less then 36 “ tall). Det.
Red Zebra: very sweet and flavorful. Salads.
Nyagous Tomato: Great black tomato that is blemish free! Baseball-sized fruits are bourne in clusters up to 6 fruits. Excellent full tomato flavor, aromatic, and have sweet , meaty flesh,that has a rich taste. Seed obtained from German tomato collector, Reinhard Kraft.
Omar Lebanese (BCHS)Huge pink fruit that can grow as large as 3-4 pounds.The mammoth fruit have a superb flavor : sweet , perfect tomato taste.
Opalka: Polish breed brought over around 1900. 3”-6”red paste tomato with excellent flavor.
Peacevine cherry (HMS): Packed with Vitamin C and high gamma-amino butyric acid-a natural nervous system sedative. Ind/78 days
Peach Blow Sutton (*SSE): Introduced in 1897 as “Sutton’s Peachblow” by Sutton and Sons Seed Growers. Round 6 oz fruits with slight fuzzy tomato peach skin. Refreshing sweet flavor and low acidity. Ind, 80 days
Peppermint (*BCHS): A lovely heirloom from the mountains around Crab Orchard Tennesee, this variety produces large 1 lb tomatoes that are beautifully striped with red and orange. The Flavor is sweet and mild, perfect for eating like a fruit.
Pierce’s Pride (BCHS): Medium-sized fruit are very flavorful and rich. They are nicely shaped , deep, dark black red in color. Very tasty tomato.
Pink Berkley Tie Dye (65-75 day)(*BCHS) ind: Compact plants produce beautiful 8-10 oz fruit with a very sweet, rich, dark tomato flavor. ` ````` ````
Plum Lemon: Excellent in vegetable soup
Plum Tigris-A pretty plum-shaped variety that has shininh red and yellow stripes, very unusual . 4 oz fruits
Rose Tomato: Heirloom from the Amish in New Holland, Pennsylvania. Large, meaty, dusty rose colored fruits. Great Taste, rivals brandywine.
Rose de Berne (HM): Dark, rose pink hueand well –loved heirloom flavor that is not too tart, nor too sweet. Ind. 75 days
San Marzano: The traditional sauce tomato in Italy. Long blocky 4 oz. Intense flavor perfect for paste.
Sheboygan: Grown since early 1900’s by Lithuanian immigrants in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Pink paste type 4-6 oz. fruits. Excellent flavor. Great for canning.
Speckled Roman: Gorgeous 5” long fruits with jagged orange and yellow stripes. Meaty flesh with few seeds. Great tomato taste, ideal for processing and fresh eating.
Polish Linguisa: Best tasting paste tomato wehave fund: 8-10 oz. meaty enough for saucing and good for slicingor eating out of hand.
Striped Cavern: Willoway Farm loves this one for all kinds of stuffing-with or without meat, with rice, cous cous, quinoa, or stick with cheeses and basil. Down right delicious entire tomato you can eat. Not to mention you got a little bit of leftovers or feel like a light snack stuff the tomato. We have even done a tuna melt with it. Shaped like a pepper, great for stuffing hand awesome good tomato flavor
Tasty Evergreen (*SSE) : Green when ripe variety with medium-sized beefsteak fruit. Grapefruit Yellow when fully ripe; flesh and gel remain green inside. Luscious and tender, strong sweet flavor. Ind, 75 days
Tommy Toe: Cherry tomato. Superb flavor won it top billing over other varieties in an Australian taste test.
Velvet Red: Winner of taste test at Seed Saver’s Exchange 2009 tomato testing. Striking silvery grey miller type foliage. 1 inch cherry tomatoes, excellent sweet flavor.
Violet Jasper: 1-3 ounces good tasting, dark purpleish-red flesh.
Bulgarian rich dark flesh is full of smokey organic taste.
White Tomesol (BCHS): 8 oz, sweet and rich.
White Queen(BCHS): The favorite white variety of many tomato collectors. Introduced in 1882 by A.W Livingston. 4-8 ounce-fragrant, fruity and intensely sweet.:
Wisconsin 55: Excellent all purpose tomato, great for canning.
Tumeric & Ginger- available October
Genovese Basil: The classic large leaf Italian sweet basil priced for its spicy flavor & wonderful aroma.
Lettuce Leaf Basil: aka Large Leaf Italian- Classic basil. Named for large crumpled & fluted leaves that are 3-4 “long.
Mrs. Burn’s Lemon Basil: Heirloom Strain from New Mexico. Intense Citrus aroma, popular for vinegars and seafood dishes. Dries nicely & one of the finest strains of lemon basil available.
Purple Dark Opal Basil:
Rosie Basil (HM): A favorite in High Mowing trials for its unique color ad due to its mild and aromatic basil flavor which sets it apart from green basils.
Lemon Balm: Strong Lemon scented leaves used for maling tea. Said to have a calming affect on upset stomaches.
Giant Italian Parsley
Empress of India-Old heirloom with dark foliage and brilliant fired red blossoms that are delicious in salads. Popular in Victorian times.
King Theodore-Fashionable, dark green plants have mahogany-red blooms with chocolate overtones. Heirloom form the 1890s.
Moonlight-Trailing vines can grow to 7 feet and great
ground cover. The flowers are creamy –yellow, pale and beautiful.
Tall trailing Mix-Heirloom favorite, grows up to 10 feet. Bright cherry flowers come in shades of yellow, orange and red.
Vesuvius-Salmon rose heirloom
Double delight apricot-Mottled apricot shades. The flowers have delicate appearance giving unusual texture.
Black Velvet-Deepest velvety, red –black blooms
Rippling Water- Very showy , dark purple-blue flowers with white edge.
Touch of bronze-Alluring velvet blue with blue bronze shades
Freckles-White with purple freckles
Johnny Jump ups-Purple and yellow
Tiger Eyes-Gold petalsinlaid withintricate black veins.