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  • Acer rubrum - Red Maple

    Acer rubrum - Red Maple
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. One of the most common maple's and deciduous trees throughout much of the eastern half of North America. Very popular as a landscape and street tree, owing to its attractive, red colored foliage in the...

  • Acer saccharum Southern - Southern Sugar Maple

    Acer saccharum Southern - Southern Sugar Maple
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the southern variant of the famous Sugar Maple, one of the primary sources of maple syrup. Very popular as an ornamental for its brilliant fall colored leaves which shine in red, orange and...

     
  • Alcea rosea - Nigra Hollyhock

    Alcea rosea - Nigra Hollyhock
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Made famous by Thomas Jefferson, who once grew this plant at Monticello, this pretty hollyhock produces some of the most truly black flowers in the plant world. The pretty flowers are born on biennial...

  • Allium senescens - German Garlic

    Allium senescens - German Garlic
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. Often grown as an ornamental, for its powder-puff purple flowers, this wild garlic species has some reported edible uses as well. Native to central Europe, through China and Korea. The bulbs are said to...

  • Amelanchier alnifolia - Saskatoon Serviceberry

    Amelanchier alnifolia - Saskatoon Serviceberry
    $2.50

    20 seeds per pack. A small berry native to much of North America. The small blue fruits look a bit like blueberries and have a variety of uses, from preserves and pies, to ciders and alcohol. A deciduous shrub growing to...

     
  • Amelanchier spicata - Dwarf Serviceberry

    Amelanchier spicata - Dwarf Serviceberry
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A short statured servicerberry, having red to purple fruits that are of very good eating quality. During the colonial and pre-colonial era, the serviceberry was once an esteemed fruit, commonly used in...

     
  • Arbutus menziesii - Madrone

    Arbutus menziesii - Madrone
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. A famous tree of the Pacific coast, from California, north to British Columbia. The lovely madrone is often recognized for its attractive, reddish bark, making the tree look a bit like a large manzanita...

  • Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Bearberry

    Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Bearberry
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A low growing shrub that rarely exceeds 1-2ft, bearing small red, fleshy edible berries. The sweet berries have a mealy texture and have a variety of uses, from flavoring beverages to teas and stews...

  • Artemisia caudata - Beach Wormwood
    $2.00

    1000 seeds per pack. A biennial or perennial wormwood native to much of North America. Grows well in sandy soils. Has small, green flower spikes. The plant also has a variety of medicinal uses. Freeze hardy to zone 5. #2832...

  • Chenopodium capitatum - Strawberry Spinach

    Chenopodium capitatum - Strawberry Spinach
    $2.00

    (Chenopodium capitatum) 100 seeds per pack. A delightful garden annual with both edible fruits and edible leaves. The leaves are eaten raw and used like spinach, being high in vitamins A and C. The small red fruits have a...

  • Chenopodium giganteum - Tree Spinach

    Chenopodium giganteum - Tree Spinach
    $2.00

    300 seeds per pack. A hardy annual growing to six feet having delicious edible leaves. The leaves are eaten cooked or raw as spinach. The seeds can also be processed into a wheat-like substance and used in baking. Grows in...

     
  • Cornus mas - Cornelian Cherry

    Cornus mas - Cornelian Cherry
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Temperate climate deciduous tree bearing small, cherry size, edible fruits. The tree is also known for its beautiful blooms during Spring, which are commonly yellow, but come in other colors as well...

  • Cudrania tricuspidata - Che

    Cudrania tricuspidata - Che
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Temperate-subtropical tree native to Asia is the home of silkworms and is used for feeding. Edible berry-like fruit resembles a mulberry and has a sweet flavor. Hardy probably to 10-15F. #315 Hardy to...

     
  • Cydonia oblonga - Quince

    Cydonia oblonga - Quince
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Temperate fruit tree with similar growing habits to the apple, but trees are usually small, to 10-25 feet high. Fruit is fairly large, about the size of an apple, with a strong candy-like smell. The fruit...

     
  • Decaisnea fargesii - Blue Sausage Fruit

    Decaisnea fargesii - Blue Sausage Fruit
    $3.00

    6 seeds per pack. The strange blue sausage fruit bears 3-5", slender fruits that look much like its name suggests. Fruits are edible, with a somewhat sweet flavor, through are not cultivated. Popular as an ornamental or...

  • Decaisnea insignis - Dead Man's Fingers

    Decaisnea insignis - Dead Man's Fingers
    $3.00

    6 seeds per pack. An exotic temperate or subtropical fruit, this species is likely the same as D. fargesii, except the fruits produced are more yellow in color, rather than dark blue. Fruits are edible, with a somewhat sweet...

  • Diospyros virginiana - American Persimmon

    Diospyros virginiana - American Persimmon
    $2.00

    6 seeds per pack. Medium fruit, generally apricot-sized, with soft, fruity pulp. The American Persimmon is similar to the more common Asian Persimmons but the fruit tends to be smaller in size. Trees can grow up to 50ft and...

  • Fragaria vesca - Alexandria Alpine Strawberry

    Fragaria vesca - Alexandria Alpine Strawberry
    $2.25

    100 seeds per pack. Red colored alpine strawberry with a good, rich flavor. Probably the best of the red varieties. Care is similar to that of the standard strawberry. #312 Hardy to at least zone 6 (-10 - 0F).View plant...

  • Fragaria vesca - Golden Alexandria Alpine Strawberry

    Fragaria vesca - Golden Alexandria Alpine Strawberry
    $3.00

    100 seeds per pack. A attractive, golden-leafed variant of the Alexandria Alpine Strawberry. Leafs are colored in green, with yellow-golden tinting. Lovely, both for its foliage and brightly red colored, edible fruits. The...

     
  • Fragaria vesca - Reugen Alpine Strawberry

    Fragaria vesca - Reugen Alpine Strawberry
    $2.50

    100 seeds per pack. This is the Reugen variety of the alpine strawberry; a red form with large berries for an alpine. Well flavored, does not produce runners. Alpine strawberries have an excellent flavor, much like a...

  • Fragaria vesca - White Soul Alpine Strawberry

    Fragaria vesca - White Soul Alpine Strawberry
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. An improved variety of alpine strawberry with small, white to cream colored strawberries. Grows to around 6". The strawberries have an excellent, sweet delicate flavor. #3817

  • Gaultheria shallon - Shallon

    Gaultheria shallon - Shallon
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. A relative of wintergreen, this North American native bears edible, dark blue berries that were once an important food source for native peoples of the Pacific coast. Usually a small, to medium sized...

  • Hamamelis virginiana - Witch Hazel

    Hamamelis virginiana - Witch Hazel
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A fairly slow-growing, medium sized deciduous shrub best known for its medicinal value. The bark and bark extract is used as a topical medicine for various skin problems, external inflammation and soreness...

  • Hippophae rhamnoides - Sea Buckthorn

    Hippophae rhamnoides - Sea Buckthorn
    $2.00

    20 seeds per pack. Native throughout much of Europe and Asia, the Seaberry is known both for its fruits and landscaping uses. It is frost hardy plant which also stands up well to salt spray. The small orange fruits are born...

  • Holboellia latifolia - Sausage Vine

    Holboellia latifolia - Sausage Vine
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Stauntonia latifolia. Similarities to Stauntonia hexaphylla, this uncommon species bears fairly large, purple colored fruits that look like sausages. The fruits are edible, but also quite ornamental...

     
  • Hovenia acerba - Chinese Raisin Tree

    Hovenia acerba - Chinese Raisin Tree
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Very similar to Hovenia dulcis, this may be a distinct species, localized to China (unlike to more widespread H. dulcis). It is a deciduous tree bearing swollen branch-like structures that resemble fruits...

     
  • Juglans cinerea - Butternut

    Juglans cinerea - Butternut
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A wild walnut, native to the northeastern United States as well as portions of eastern Canada. The hard shelled nuts contain an edible, though sometimes difficult to extract seed, which has a buttery-walnut...

  • Lonicera caerulea - Blue Honeysuckle

    Lonicera caerulea - Blue Honeysuckle
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. An important economic fruit native to temperate regions in the Northern hemisphere. It bears fleshy, dark blue, berry fruits that are eaten raw but also commonly used in preserves and juices. The berries...

     
  • Lotus tetragonolobus - Winged Pea

    Lotus tetragonolobus - Winged Pea
    $2.50

    (Lotus tetragonolobus) 15 seeds per pack. A small annual with edible seed pods used much like peas. Pods are eaten raw or cooked and have a flavor resembling asparagus. Popularly used in salads and soups. Short plant to...

     
  • Maclura pomifera - Osage Orange

    Maclura pomifera - Osage Orange
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A hardy and sturdy tree, a member of the mulberry family and unrelated to oranges, the Osage Orange was once one of the most commonly planted trees in the United States. Its popularity owes to its...

  • Mentha aquatica - Water Mint

    Mentha aquatica - Water Mint
    $2.50

    150 seeds per pack. A perennial mint, found throughout much of Europe, into Asia and Africa. Grows very well in water-logged areas, swamps, streams, rivers, etc. The leaves have a nice minty flavor, somewhat like peppermint...

  • Mentha cervina - Hart's Pennyroyal

    Mentha cervina - Hart's Pennyroyal
    $2.50

    50 seeds per pack. A lesser known wild mint, native to southern France, through Spain and into parts of north Africa. It is closely related to true pennyroyal and has highly fragrant, minty scented leaves. Grows up to 12"...

  • Mentha longifolia - Horse Mint

    Mentha longifolia - Horse Mint
    $2.50

    50 seeds per pack. A wild mint, found growing throughout much of Europe and western Asia. The leaves have a peppermint-like flavor and are reportedly used as flavoring for teas, desserts, and more. Has a similar growth habit...

  • Mentha requienii - Corsican Mint

    Mentha requienii - Corsican Mint
    $3.00

    50 seeds per pack. A small leafed mint, native to the island of Corsica. It is famously known as the mint used to make creme de menthe flavoring. It also makes a wonderful ground cover plant due to its low stature and light,...

     
  • Mespilus germanica - Medlar

    Mespilus germanica - Medlar
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. A once popular edible fruit, native to Southeastern Europe and Western Asia. Related to both apples and hawthorns, it bears brownish-yellow fruits that are edible once softened. The fruits have a flavor...

  • Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood

    Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood
    $2.50

    20 seeds per pack. An ancient and majestic conifer that is closely related to the redwoods. Native to China, the Dawn Redwood has gained admirers around the world as a tall and attractive landscape tree. Mature trees can...


 

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