Brassicas and greens

Broccoli family (Brassica spp.) 50 or more seeds per pkg. unless stated – $3.50

BC1. Gai Lohn – 65 days. This is a common Chinese collard green found in supermarkets.  Like Rapini broccoli also called green sprouting, the entire top of the stock is used like mustard greens.  Taste like broccoli only stronger, and great in stir fries.

BC2.  Calabrese Broccoli – 55 days.  An heirloom variety that produces a 5-6” central head followed by many smaller side shoots that can develop seed.  Limited quantities, 25 seeds.

BC4.  Laurentian Turnip/Rutabaga – 90 days. A very good keeping root vegetable, used fresh or cooked and mashed as ‘turnip’ in Christmas dinner preparations.  A heritage favorite, this turnip is large, up to 12” across and dark purpley red on top and yellow beneath, yellow flesh.

BC6.  Snowball Cauliflower – 78 days from transplants.  Well known variety producing snow white tight heads.  30 seeds per pkg.

BC8.  American Purple Top –  87 Days. Rutabagas similar to the winter keeping kind.  Good variety.

BC9.  White Vienna Kohlrabi – 67 days.  A good summer vegetable that forms a bulb of sweet dense flesh above the ground on the stem.  Good with dip.

BC10.  Swede Osgoode Rutabaga – 85 days. Large winter turnip roots, good storage types, slightly lighter coloring than most winter types.  Mild and good.

BC12.  Purple Vienna Kohlrabi – 67 days.  A good summer vegetable that forms a purple skinned bulb of sweet dense flesh above the ground on the stem.  Good with dip.

NEW!!

BC14.  Collard greens – Champion.  60 days.  New greens in the brassica family, gaining popularity over kale.  Use similarly.

BC16.  Green Cabbage – 90 days from transplants.  This is a winter storage and eating cabbage, large round green heads.  Must be kept overwinter in a cool, damp area for seed production the next year.  Good keeper, crisp and sweet heads.

BC24. Cabbage – Early Jersey Wakefield.  60 days from transplants.  This Heirloom green cabbage is tapered and tall for cabbage rolls and other uses.  Keeps well.

BC27.  Cabbage, green – Langedijker Winterkeeper.  120 days from transplants.  An old variety from Holland, forms good sized light green firm heads for all uses.  Smooth leaves.

BC28.  Cabbage, red – Langedijker Late Red.  110 days from transplants.  Dutch open pollinated red cabbage, with 5-6” oval round heads with good color.

BC29.  Cabbage, Red Acre – 77 days from transplants.  A familiar heirloom in prairie gardens, forms smaller sized red firm heads of cabbage for storage.

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea)  50 seeds per pkg. – $3.50

Sp2. Amsterdam Prickly seeded – 45-50 days.  This is an interesting spinach variety that produces an abundance of seed which have a decided sharp end.  Thresh with gloves to ensure your hide remains intact.  The plants have huge green succulent leaves with traditional rich spinach flavor.  50 seeds.

Sp3. Giant Noble – 50 days.  A great open-pollinated variety introduced in 1926.  This heirloom can get two feet across and the leaves are very large, making easy picking and preserving.  50 seeds.

Sp4. Giant Winter – 50 days.  An Italian Heirloom grown for leaves throughout the winter months where climates will support this.  If you have a greenhouse this might work, otherwise sow in late fall when the snow about to fall and you will enjoy early spring spinach leaves the size of your hand.  Well worth the effort. It can be grown throughout the summer as well like any other spinach.  50 seeds.

Sp5. King of Denmark – a huge leaved plant, with an abundant supply of tender leaves all spring.  Produced well in the drought of 2015.

Sp6.  Monstreaux de Viroflay – 45 days. Huge, huge, and big leaves.  Holds well in the heat, and a good producer.

 Other:  see also Lettuce

Salad Greens

SL0. Tatsoi – 50 days.  A Chinese green used fresh in salads, for stir fries or steaming like spinach.  The leaves grow out from the base like bok choi, only low to the ground and all green.  Tasty with a bit of spice.

SL1. Salad mix – 50-70 days.  Arugula, Tatsoi and Kale – a mix of all three for use in full summer, early, mid and late.  Arugula is a spicy salad green, a favorite addition in springtime.  Enjoy all three.

SL2.  Mitsuba – 45 days.  A slightly spicy green, popular in mesclun mixes, small foliage and more refined lobes than Arugula.

SL3.  Mesclun mix – 45-70 days. $4.00  Mixture of popular lettuces and other salad greens to provide for baby salad in summer time.

SL4.  Mesclun plus mix – 45-70 days. $4.50 Mesclun mix plus spinach.

SL5.  Super Salad – 45-70 days.  $4.50.  A super mix of everything in the salad bowl, brassica greens, beet leaf, onions, radish, lettuce and more!  A surprise in your bowl.

SL6.  Mesclun Master Mix – 45 -60 days. $4.50  A well rounded mix of leafy greens and other favorites.

SL8.  Ho Mi Z Mustard – 45 days.  A mustard with a sharp taste for those that like this green.  Limited quantities.

SL9.  Arugula – 40 days.  As requested I am now offering this tasty green by itself.

BC1. Gai Lohn – 65 days. This is a common Chinese green found in supermarkets.  Like Rapini broccoli also called green sprouting, the entire top of the stock is used like mustard greens.  Taste like broccoli only stronger, and great in stir fries.

KA1.  Nero di Toscana (aka Dinosaur, Lacinato) – 60 days for baby kale.  Great for kale chips and wraps, these plants produce long, dark green leaves with few lobes, long and slenderish compared to regular frilly leaved kale types.

KA2.  Red Russian – 65 days.  Large deep blue multilobed leaves with dark purple or red stems, this kale is a site in the garden.  One plant produces many lbs of leaves in a season.

KA8.  Westlandse – 68 days.  A dwarf kale, coming from Holland.  An older style kale with lighter green curly leaves and white stem coloring.  Mild and delicious.

SL14. Watercress – 50-60 days.  The crisp salad green that is also used in smoothies.  Limited quantities.

SL16.  Curled Cress – 40-50 days.  Also known as pepper grass, this tasty green is a favorite among those who try it.  Limited quantities.

SL18.  Spice of Life Mix – This is a mixture of lettuce, salad greens, asian vegetables and kales.  Sure to please, and slightly spicy.  $4.50 each.

 

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