250 +/- seeds per pack unless otherwise noted in description.
Albino Beet Beta vulgaris 55 days Who ever heard of a white beet! This unique heirloom originating in Holland has completely white and surprisingly sweet roots with delicious flavor – and it never stains. For best colour and to avoid “green shoulders”, blanch the roots by hilling up soil around the plant as it grows. 150+ seeds.
Bull’s Blood Beet Beta vulgaris 45 days A beet selected for its tasty vermillion red foliage. Adds colour and texture to any salad. The leaves can be snipped repeatedly and grow back several times. Excellent for season extension in fall or an early start in spring. 150+ seeds.
Sugar Beet B. vulgaris 80-90 days A biennial root crop developed in Europe in the 18th century from white livestock beets and later increasingly selected for high sugar content – as much as 20% by weight! Roots are white, conical and can grow up to 2 pounds. Foliage can be eaten like chard. Ensure adequate potassium in the soil (wood ash) to avoid hollow roots. 150+ seeds.
Danvers Half-long Carrot Daucus carota 75 days A classic American heirloom carrot developed by market gardeners in the 1870’s in Danvers, Massachusetts. Roots are rich, dark-orange, 8 inches long, conical and taper to a blunt tip. Widely adapted and high yields even in heavier soils. Superior winter storage variety. 500+ seeds.
Round Black Spanish Radish Raphanus sativus 55 days Large roots up to 4 inches across, with a crispy and crunchy piquant white flesh. Can be eaten raw in salads or cooked in stir-fries. Direct sow in mid to late summer for best taste, size and to avoid bolting. Can be stored in the refrigerator or root cellar until spring. An old heirloom variety documented as far back as the 16th century.
American Purple Top Rutabaga Brassica napus 90 days The large, yellow, globe-shaped roots have purple shoulders when mature at 4-6” diameter. Flesh is fine grained, sweet, and turns bright orange when cooked. First introduced in the 1920’s from a reselection of the old Purple Top Yellow variety, dating back to the 1850’s. Direct sow seeds in mid-June for an exceptional fall harvest that will store over winter.
Melford Rutabaga Brassica napus 100 days A very rare rutabaga cultivar with dense and crunchy yellow flesh. Stores extremely well in the root cellar or refrigerator. Develops a unique sweetness after a few frosts. No longer common in commercial circulation.