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Tomato, Cherry “Zeus” – seed packet

Tomato, Cherry “Zeus” – seed packet$3.49

(Solanum lycopersicum) Perennial in the Nightshade Family, native to Central America, grown as an annual outside the Tropics. Sprawling indeterminate vines in multitude, to at least 6′ long. Generous clusters of fruit mature in sequence towards the tip, providing continual daily harvest during the season. “Zeus” is of a much-appreciated lineage of “compost pile cherry […]

Lettuce Mix, Lobelia’s Verdance – seed packet

Lettuce Mix, Lobelia’s Verdance – seed packet$3.49

(Lactuca sativa) Annual in the Aster Family, native to Eurasia. Lettuce was first cultivated by the ancient Egyptians. A mix of green romaine and butterhead lettuces, with a sprinkle of Ruby leaf lettuce. We have been growing this mix out since our urban farming days in Portland, Oregon, for its winter hardiness and aesthetic qualities. […]

Quinoa, Ceremonial Gold

Quinoa, Ceremonial Gold$3.49

(Chenopodium quinoa) Annual in the Goosefoot Family, native to South America. This ancient grain is high in protein and cooks up light and fluffy in half the time of rice. Spanish conquistadors tried to wipe out quinoa as part of their genocidal policies against the Incas, for whom it was a staple crop. After surviving […]

Quinoa, Bailey’s – seed packet

Quinoa, Bailey’s – seed packet$2.99 Sold Out

(Chenopodium quinoa) Annual in the Goosefoot Family, native to South America. This ancient grain is high in protein and cooks up light and fluffy in half the time of rice. Spanish conquistadors tried to wipe out quinoa as part of their genocidal policies against the Incas, for whom it was a staple crop. After surviving […]

Kale, “Famous” Kale/Collards Cross – seed packet

Kale, “Famous” Kale/Collards Cross – seed packet$2.99

(Brassica oleracea) Biennial or short-lived perennial in the Brassica Family, descended from Wild Cabbage native to Europe. Bred in-house for winter-hardiness, pest-resistance, and drought-tolerance. A “survival green” created over multiple-seasons by allowing Kales (mostly Lacinato with some Scotch) to cross with Collards (specifically, “Herman’s”, from a farmer in Gaston, Oregon). Our plants have regularly survived […]

Mustard Greens, “Osaka River” – seed packet

Mustard Greens, “Osaka River” – seed packet$3.49

(Brassica juncea) Annual in the Brassica Family, native to Asia. Our in-house selection from a years-long project of crossing Green Wave and Purple Osaka mustards. Purple-tinged veins create riparian patterns on bright green, smooth-edged foliage. Spicy wasabi flavor. Market-growers might appreciate this attractive mustard at their stands. Planting suggestions: Average garden soil sufficient; will tolerate […]

Mustard Greens, “Elephant Ear” – seed packet

Mustard Greens, “Elephant Ear” – seed packet$2.99

(Brassica juncea) Annual in the Brassica Family, native to Asia. A quick-growing Asian cultivar acquired from a Japanese farmer friend. We call it “Elephant Ear” because of its roundish, slightly wrinkled leaves; our farmer friend didn’t have an English name for it. Spicy like wasabi. Eat raw or steam only very lightly to retain the […]

Chard, “White Halford” – seed packet

Chard, “White Halford” – seed packet$3.49

(Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla) Biennial in the Amaranth Family, native to Eurasia. Produces bright green foliage with white stalks. An in-house cross of a couple Chard varieties, including the famous “Fordhook”, which shows in the wide, flat, ribbon-like stalks of some of the plants. This batch of seed may produce a few non-white chards. Second-year […]

Parsnip, “Poorhouse” – seed packet

Parsnip, “Poorhouse” – seed packet$2.99

(Pastinaca sativa) Biennial or short-lived perennial in the Umbel Family. This original variety is the result of a breeding project started in 2005. We have crossed at least six varieties, selecting for drought-tolerance, winter-hardiness, large size, straightness, and taste. An excellent food for the money-poor (like us farmers), due to its hardiness, nutrition and flavor. Cultivation […]

Chard, Stumptown Coffee™ blend – seed packet

Chard, Stumptown Coffee™ blend – seed packet$3.49

(Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. Probatis) Biennial in the Goosefoot Family. In our breeding experiments, we have been attempting to select for orange-colored stalks.  At this stage in the project, we are getting reds and yellows, too.  This is called the “Stumptown Coffee blend” because we only harvested from our breeding patch for the awesome […]

Smoking Tobacco, Pedro’s Cuban – seed packet

Smoking Tobacco, Pedro’s Cuban – seed packet$2.99

(Nicotiana tabacum) Annual or short-lived perennial. Brought to Portland, Ore., from Central America in the early 2000’s, by our friend Pedro. Naturalized to the Pacific NW after several generations of seed-saving, but would do well anywhere else tobacco can grow. Flowers pink. Grows to seven feet high. Hummingbird attractor. Well-cured leaves impart a definite cigar […]