Grow Now--Eat Later

Canning, freezing, fermentation, and dry storage varieties

are like money in the bank--with the satisfaction of growing your own good food.

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Vpe 4791 lg admiral

Admiral Soup Pea

Cold-hardy and easy to grow. Yellow peas with pale tan skin store easily and cook rapidly into soup. If your season is too short or cold for growing beans to...
  • Planting depth: 1/2-1
  • Days to maturity: 80
  • Seeds per packet: 160
Vpe 4790pea aldermanpod wood+ridge+blog t+he+aldermans+came+to+dinner +woodridge.wordpress

Alderman Pole Shelling Pea

English heirloom, and we think the finest tall variety under cultivation. Famous for flavor and crops very well. Robust 5' vines bear pointed, easy-shelling ...
  • Days to maturity: 70-78
  • Seeds per packet: 160
  • Spacing: 3
Vca 2890 autumn+king+carrots

Autumn King Carrot

Huge uniform roots of exceptional color, crisp flesh and high yields; fine variety for winter storage and for storing in the ground under snow. Good type for...
  • Seeds per packet: 800
  • Days to maturity: 85
  • Germination days: 6-21
Bean+resilient

Beefy Resilient Grex Dry Bean

Phenomenally productivebean that matures well in cooler areas. Cooks quickly, with delicious meaty, beefy flavor. Easy to thresh. Beautiful mix of small blac...
  • Variety code: Ossi
  • Days to maturity: 75
  • Germination days: 8-16
Bean+black+turtle

Black Turtle Dry Bush Bean, organic

Plump, beautiful black beans for soup or refries, on 22-24" tall bushes. Unique, sought-after flavor. Can be harvested earlier as green snap bean, then later...
  • Days to maturity: 95
  • When to plant: After danger of frost
  • Germination days: 8-16
Bean+blue+lake

Blue Lake Bush Green Bean, Organic

Pacific Northwest heirloom, well-adapted to cooler summers. Many gardeners have been distressed to find that their Blue Lake pole beans didn't do well the pa...
  • Days to maturity: 55
  • When to plant: After danger of frost
  • Germination days: 8-16
Vcu 3445+boston+pickling+cucumber

Boston Pickling Cucumber

From 1880, high-yielding, bears continually if picked. Good for canning size, up to 6"x2". Popular old reliable pickler.BOTANICAL NAME: Cucumis sativus GROWI...
  • Germination days: 10-20
  • Seeds per packet: 40
  • Days to maturity: 50-60
Vbe 2184

Calypso ( Yin-Yang, Orca) Dry Bean

 We are so tickled to offer these popular beans, which look just like a yin-yang symbol, even down to the little dot! Mild flavor and almost potato-like text...
  • Seed code: 0
  • Days to maturity: 75-90
  • When to plant: After danger of frost
Pepper+cayenne

Cayenne Long Slim Hot Pepper

The standard for hot seasoning.Plant covers itself in bright red peppers that are easy to grow, easy to dry, and make the best ristras (pepper strings), wrea...
  • Days to maturity: 70-85
  • Germination days: 8-25
  • Seeds per packet: 30
Bean+contender

Contender Bush Green Bean

Known for its early and high yields since its introduction in 1949. Tender, stringless pods 5-7" long. Tolerates heat & mildew. Great for canning & f...
  • Days to maturity: 40-50
  • When to plant: After danger of frost
  • Germination days: 8-16
Cabbage+copenhagen+market

Copenhagen Market Cabbage

Danish heirloom from before 1909, and the standard of excellence for fresh use since then. Solid heads reach 6-8" in diameter, weigh 3-4 pounds, and resist s...
  • Days to maturity: 63-100
  • Germination days: 6-12
  • Seeds per packet: 85
Vbe 2472+cyllindra

Cylindra Beet, Organic

Unique cylindrical shape makes peeling easy, gives uniform slices for canning and allows closer planting. Very smooth, deep red, no zones; superior quality a...
  • Days to maturity: 58
  • Seeds per packet: 160
  • Spacing: 4
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Early Jalapeno Hot Pepper, Organic

Distinctive meaty flavor for salsa, pickling, cooking, seasoning. Smoked, they become chipotles. 24" plants will produce in cooler conditions than most.  ...
  • Days to maturity: 60-80
  • Germination days: 8-25
  • Seeds per packet: 30
Cabbage+chinese+matsushima

Fermentation and Pickling Collection

DESCRIPTION: Since the beginning of human culture we have been nourished by fermented food. While the magic of fermentation is a great way to preserve food,...
Vco 3299florianicorn

Floriani Corn, Organic

The most sought-after polenta corn. Heirloom from the Valsugana Valley of Italy, and renowed for its fabulous flavor. Small, popcorn-like kernels are a lovel...
  • Days to maturity: 100
  • Planting depth: 1-2
  • When to plant: Mid-summer
Bean good+mother+stallard

Good Mother Stallard Dry Pole Bean

High yielder. Good with corn, growing up the stalks (plant corn a bit wider than usual). Old family heirloom. "For an all-round great bean that showcases why...
  • Days to maturity: 85-95
  • When to plant: After danger of frost
  • Germination days: 8-16
Tomato+grandma+mary+smaller+sharper

Grandma Mary's Tomato, organic

We have been wanting to find a good early paste tomato for a long time, and are pleased to offer this heirloom from Maine. Meaty 6-10 oz fruits are big for s...
  • Days to maturity: 55-68
  • Spacing: 24
  • Seeds per packet: 25
Tomato homestead

Homestead 24 Tomato

Great for hot, humid regions like the South. This variety reliably sets fruit in high temperatures. Big, leafy vines produce lots of smooth, red, slightly fl...
  • When to plant: 6-8 weeks last frost
  • Spacing: 21
  • Days to maturity: 69-80
Vsq 5385banana

Jumbo Pink Banana Squash

West Coast favorite since 1893, now gaining admirers nationwide for its moist, creamy texture, sweet, rich flavor, and large yield. Great roasted or in soups...
  • Days to maturity: 105
  • Spacing: 12-18
  • Planting depth: 1.5-2
Lentil brown epson178 web

Large Brown Lentil, Organic

Low growing bush produces brown lentils. The most common lentil you see in stores. Great for soup. BOTANICAL NAME: Lens culinaris GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Har...
  • Days to maturity: 120-150
  • Germination days: 10-21
  • Seeds per packet: 200
Squash+lower+salmon

Lower Salmon River Squash, organic

Idaho heirloom, rare and special. The earliest-maturing longkeeper we know. Develops sweetness even in high-altitude areas with cold nights. Drought-resistan...
  • Spacing: 12-18
  • Days to maturity: 90
  • Planting depth: 1.5-2
Corn+magic+manna

Magic Manna Flour Corn

Bred for earliness, vigor, and resilience, as well as flavor and cooking characteristics. Solid colored ears of three basic colors—deep-red, tan, or white/pe...
  • Variety code: Ossi
  • Days to maturity: 85
  • Planting depth: 1-2
Cabbage+chinese+with+hand

Matsushima Chinese Cabbage

Easy-to-grow barrel-head type for late summer and fall planting. Mild flavor, crunchy texture, like an "iceberg" cabbage. Likes decreasing temperatures and d...
  • Days to maturity: 70-80
  • Germination days: 6-12
  • Spacing: 10
Squash+musque+de+provence

Musque de Provence Pumpkin, organic

Rich, complex flavor, used both cooked and sliced thin as a crunchy raw vegetable. Long keeping French heirloom, still much in use today. Disease and pest re...
  • When to plant: After frost, warm soil
  • Days to maturity: 110
  • Planting depth: 1.5-2
Tomato myona

Myona Tomato, Organic

Big yields of big fruit with excellent flavor. Favorite for sauce, salsa, and drying-its large size fills the trays fast. The story goes that this variety co...
  • Days to maturity: More than 80
  • Spacing: 24
  • Seeds per packet: 25
Bean+pinto+nodak cropped

Nodak Pinto Dry Bean

Incredible yields on  a bush bean with a sprawling half-runner habit. The earliest-maturing pinto variety in trials in NW Washington. Lots of flavor, tender,...
  • Days to maturity: 90
  • Germination days: 8-16
  • Seed code: N
Tomato+orange+king

Orange King Tomato

Early. A large, early deep-orange slicer weighing up to ¾ pound. Main-crop variety for the north and short-season areas. Sets well in high or low temperature...
  • Days to maturity: 55-68
  • Spacing: 21
  • When to plant: Early summer
Corn+painted+mtn

Painted Mountain Flour Corn, Organic

Bred in Northern Montana,  to produce a crop where other corns can't. Tolerates low fertility, cold, drought.  Kernels are bright rainbow colors, high in ant...
  • Days to maturity: 85-95
  • Planting depth: 1-2
  • When to plant: Mid-summer
Vcu 3451parisiang

Parisian Gherkin Pickling Cucumber

Little gherkins for the very best sweet pickles and giardinera as well as traditional French cornichon pickles and baby dills. BOTANICAL NAME: Cucumis sativ...
  • Seeds per packet: 40
  • Days to maturity: 60
  • Germination days: 7-10
Vle 4084 lentil redepson177 web

Red Lentil

Fast-cooking little lentils that make Daal in Indian cuisine.Cook down into a rich yellow gravy or soup in about ½ hour.Bears over a very long season if gi...
  • Days to maturity: 120-150
  • Germination days: 10-21
  • Seeds per packet: 200
Pepper+red+pimento

Red Pimento Sweet Pepper, Organic

These thick-walled, juicy, crunchy peppers are like a sugar snap pea--almost too wonderful raw to get to the kitchen. But when they do, they are great stuffe...
  • Days to maturity: 75-82
  • Germination days: 8-25
  • Seeds per packet: 30
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Roma VFN Tomato

Huge crop of bright red, plum-shaped 3" fruits on determinate vine. The flesh is meaty, solid, with few seeds. Peels easily. Mid-Season. Determinate.  Not as...
  • Spacing: 21
  • Days to maturity: 69-80
  • When to plant: Early summer
Vto 5900rutgers

Rutgers Tomato

Mid season. Wilt and rust resistant. Large vigorous productive thick-stemmed determinate vines with heavy foliage. Round 8oz, bright red fruits with thick wa...
  • Spacing: 21
  • Days to maturity: 69-80
  • When to plant: Early summer
Squash+sweet+meat

Sweet Meat Squash

"Oregon Homestead"Carol Deppe has restored this beloved heirloom to its former great quality.Selected for a large yield of big, round, sweet squash even in c...
  • Days to maturity: 110
  • Spacing: 12-18
  • Planting depth: 1.5-2
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Waltham Butternut Squash, Organic

AAS 1970. A vigorous vining type with light-tan bottle shaped fruits up to 3-6 lbs. Light orange, rich dry flesh with a delicious nutty flavor. A small seed ...
  • Days to maturity: 110
  • Spacing: 12-18
  • Planting depth: 1.5-2
Vto 5650 yellow pear web

Yellow Pear Cherry Tomato

Little lemon-yellow pears, with a great mild sub-acid taste. Excellent for salads and drying. Very prolific. Indeterminate. Drought resistant.  BOTANICAL NA...
  • Days to maturity: 69-80
  • Spacing: 18
  • When to plant: Early summer