Rhubarb Red Swiss Chard

swiss chard  swiss chard

 

A member of the beet family grown for its edible leaves and stalks. Deep crimson stalks and leaf veins contrast beautifully with dark green heavily crumpled leaves. Ornamental and delicious, excellent in soups and stews. 50-60 days.

Plant 4″ Apart, 1/2″ deep, with row spacing 20-24″, thin to 12″ Apart

Sow seeds outdoors in early spring when soil temperature is at least 50°F. Can also be started indoors 5-6 weeks before transplanting out. Grows best in full sun but tolerates partial shade. Swiss chard withstands light frost.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 100 SEEDS

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Purple de Milpa Tomatillo

 

tomatillo  tomatillo

The tomatillo that grows wild in Mexican cornfields. Very small (3/4″) purple-tinged fruits borne on 3-4′ tall plants. Fruit typically does not burst through husk when ripe. Sharp flavor preferred by some cooks over other tomatillos. 70-90 days from transplant.

Start indoors 6 weeks before last frost, germination in 7-14 days, plant outdoors 24-36″ Apart,in full Sun.

Culture is very similar to tomatoes. Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Transplant outdoors when soil has warmed. Plants are self-supporting, but sprawl over a large area. Cage or trellis when space is limited.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS

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Purple Tomatillo

tomatillo  tomatillo

 

Rare heirloom variety. Dark purple fruits are smaller (1½-2″) and have a sweeter flavor than green tomatillos. Makes an attractive purple salsa, also great grilled. Noticeably less sticky than most tomatillos. 90 days from transplant.

 Start indoors 6 weeks before last frost, germination in 7-14 days, plant outdoors 24-36″ Apart,in full Sun.

Culture is very similar to tomatoes. Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Transplant outdoors when soil has warmed. Plants are self-supporting, but sprawl over a large area. Cage or trellis when space is limited.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS

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Green Husk Tomatillo

 

tomatillo  tomatillo

Prolific bushy plants are 3-4′ across and almost as tall. Green 2″ fruits are ripe when they burst through husks. Blended with hot peppers to make traditional Mexican green sauce. 70-80 days from transplant.

Start indoors 6 weeks before last frost, germination in 7-14 days, plant outdoors 24-36″ Apart,in full Sun.

Culture is very similar to tomatoes. Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Transplant outdoors when soil has warmed. Plants are self-supporting, but sprawl over a large area. Cage or trellis when space is limited.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS


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Dr. Wyche’s Yellow Tomatillo

 

tomatillo  tomatillo

Suzanne Ashworth, who provided these seeds, obtained the seeds from the late Dr. John Wyche. Unique yellow tomatillo with contrasting purple blush (1½” diameter), delicious sweet flavor. Very prolific and easy to grow. 90-100 days from transplant

Start indoors 6 weeks before last frost, germination in 7-14 days, plant outdoors 24-36″ Apart,in full Sun.

Culture is very similar to tomatoes. Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Transplant outdoors when soil has warmed. Plants are self-supporting, but sprawl over a large area. Cage or trellis when space is limited.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS


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Moon & Stars (Yellow) Watermelon

watermelon  watermelon

 

Introduced by Southern Exposure Seed Exchange in 1987. Foliage and fruits are spotted with yellow, just like the original Van Doren strain, but flesh is yellow and seeds are white. Sweet fruits up to 24″ long and 16 pounds in weight. Shows some tolerance to disease and drought. 95 days.

Plant 6-8 seeds on a 12″ diameter hill, 1/2″ deep, thin to 3-4 plants in full sun.

Sow seeds outdoors in 12″ diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6′ apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS

 

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Oh So Sweet Watermelon

watermelon  watermelon

 

Delicious watermelon that definitely lives up to its name. Originally from Virdie Smith of Gladewater, Texas. Productive plants bear many medium round striped fruits with high sugar content. A favorite of SSE staff. 90 days.

Plant 6-8 seeds on a 12″ diameter hill, 1/2″ deep, thin to 3-4 plants in full sun.

Sow seeds outdoors in 12″ diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6′ apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS

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Petite Yellow Watermelon

watermelon  watermelon

 

A deliciously sweet and refreshing small “icebox” watermelon. Ideal for small families—and small refrigerators. Early maturity, adapted to shortseason areas. Excellent market variety. 65-80 days.

Plant 6-8 seeds on a 12″ diameter hill, 1/2″ deep, thin to 3-4 plants in full sun.

Sow seeds outdoors in 12″ diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6′ apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS

 

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Sweet Siberian Watermelon

watermelon  watermelon

 

A Siberian heirloom imported in 1901. J.C. Robinson Seed Co. listed it in The Cucurbits Illustrated (1937). Obtained from the USDA by SSE member Glenn Drowns; reintroduced in 1987 by his Sand Hill Preservation Center in Calamus, Iowa. Green oblong watermelons weigh about 10 pounds. Flesh is very sweet, juicy, and apricot – colored. 80-85 days.

Plant 6-8 seeds on a 12″ diameter hill, 1/2″ deep, thin to 3-4 plants in full sun.

Sow seeds outdoors in 12″ diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6′ apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS

 

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Picnic Watermelon

watermelon  watermelon

 

A midseason variety bred by Asgrow Seed Company and introduced in 1972. Peacock-type with uniform mildly sweet pink flesh and hard rind. Resistant to fusarium wilt. Well suited for shipping. 95 days.

Plant 6-8 seeds on a 12″ diameter hill, 1/2″ deep, thin to 3-4 plants in full sun.

Sow seeds outdoors in 12″ diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 8′ apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 4 weeks before transplanting out. Watermelons love heat and prefer sandy or light-textured soils.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS

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