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  • 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 stellatum - Prairie Onion
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A wild onion, with strongly flavored and edible bulbs. Native to much of the midwestern United States, north into Canada. Shows typical onion growth, to 30-60 cm / 1-2 ft. Perennial, can be grown in most...

     
  • Amelanchier alnifolia - Saskatoon Serviceberry

    Amelanchier alnifolia - Saskatoon Serviceberry
    $2.00

    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 lamarckii - Snowy Juneberry

    Amelanchier lamarckii - Snowy Juneberry
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. One of several juneberry species, this known for its prolific white blooms. Bears small, dark purple fruits that are edible and have a flavor somewhat akin to a sweet apple. Deciduous, shrubby tree to...

     
  • Atriplex hortensis - Garden Orach

    Atriplex hortensis - Garden Orach
    $2.00

    75 seeds per pack. A versatile plant, grown both for its edible leaves and also as an ornamental. The leaves are eaten much like spinach and have a similar flavor. Plants are more tolerant to hot and cold extremes than...

     
  • Atriplex hortensis - Magenta Magic Orach
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A colorful magenta leafed orach, great for typical edible salad uses but notable for its brightly colored leaves which have an iridescent glow. Use like spinach or just enjoy its ornamental beauty! Grows...

     
  • Callicarpa americana - American Beautyberry

    Callicarpa americana - American Beautyberry
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Much like the Japanese Beautyberry, this is one shrub that lives up to its name! Bears clusters of bright, lilac colored berries throughout the warm months. The clusters are eye-popping and remain on the...

     
  • Calocedrus decurrens - Incense Cedar

    Calocedrus decurrens - Incense Cedar
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Tall (to 150ft), columnar evergreen native to the Western United States. This beautiful tree is highly scented, with a sweet cedar-pine smell. It is hardy to at least 0F, and is quite adaptable in a number...

     
  • Capparis spinosa - Caper

    Capparis spinosa - Caper
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. Vining, bushy plant, producing the capers of commerce. Subtropical/Mediterranean, can survive to 20F, as well as temperatures well above 100F. Pretty flowers are followed by egg shaped fruit. #302 Hardy to...

     
  • 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 giganetum - 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 florida - Flowering Dogwood

    Cornus florida - Flowering Dogwood
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A showy and popular dogwood, native through the Eastern United States and parts of Northern Mexico. Best known for its abundant, snowy white inflorescences, which cover the tree during spring. Small,...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Diospyros rhombifolia - Princess Persimmon

    Diospyros rhombifolia - Princess Persimmon
    $2.75

    5 seeds per pack. A relatively unknown but cold hardy persimmon bearing small orange fruits to 1" across. Unripe fruits yield a type of lacquer and the tree is popularly planted as an ornamental or for rootstock for other...

  • 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 - Italian Alpine Strawberry

    Fragaria vesca - Italian Alpine Strawberry
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A wild strawberry bearing small fruits similar to some of the standard alpine strawberries. Plants are low-growing, to just under a foot, and are everbearing, yielding fruits throughout the warm months...

     
  • Fragaria vesca - Mignonette Alpine Strawberry

    Fragaria vesca - Mignonette Alpine Strawberry
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. Mignonette is a popular red variety of the delightful alpine strawberry. Alpine strawberries have an excellent flavor, much like a strawberry-wine. Fruits are small and ripen to red. Care is similar to...

     
  • Fragaria vesca - Reine des Vallees Alpine Strawberry
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. This is the classic European alpine strawberry variety, popular throughout Western Europe for its delicious little berries. Bears dark red berries with an excellent flavor. This is the usual variety grown...

     
  • Fragaria vesca - Reugen Alpine Strawberry

    Fragaria vesca - Reugen Alpine Strawberry
    $2.00

    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
    $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 We need your help in finding...

     
  • Glycyrrhiza glabra - Licorice

    Glycyrrhiza glabra - Licorice
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A shrubby perennial growing to about 3-4ft that is the source of commercial licorice. The main part used of the plant is its roots which have the characteristic anise-like flavor. The licorice plant also...

     
  • Hibiscus syriacus - Rose of Sharon

    Hibiscus syriacus - Rose of Sharon
    $2.00

    20 seeds per pack. A gorgeous, flowering, hardy hibiscus. The Rose of Sharon is a small bushy tree to 6-10ft bearing profuse white hibiscus blooms throughout the spring. This flower is also the national flower of Korea...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Hovenia dulcis - Raisin Tree

    Hovenia dulcis - Raisin Tree
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Deciduous tree bearing tasty raisin-pear flavored fruit, (actually the swollen true fruit receptacle). The tree is extremely hardy, to roughly -15F. Native to the Himalaya's. #379

  • Ilex glabra - Appalachian Tea
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. An evergreen holly, native to eastern parts of North America, from the Maritime provinces of Canada, south to Florida. The flower nectar is bees source for a popular variety of honey. With proper...

     
  • Lotus tetragonolobus - Winged Pea

    Lotus tetragonolobus - Winged Pea
    $2.50

    (Lotus tetragonolobus) 10 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...

     
  • Lycium andersonii - Anderson's Wolfberry
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. An American native relative of the goji berry. Found wild in parts of the Southwest and Northern Mexico. A shrubby plant to 6-8 feet, bearing small orange-red berries. The ripe fruits could be edible,...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Mespilus germanica - Medlar

    Mespilus germanica - Medlar
    $2.00

    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
    $2.00

    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...

     
  • Myrica pensylvanica - Bayberry
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting ornamental shrub native to portions of Eastern Canada and the Eastern United States. The leaves are scented and are a source of bayberry oil, used in candles and fragrance. A deciduous shrub...

     
  • Pinus cembra - Swiss Pine
    $2.00

    6 seeds per pack. A pine tree native to portions of Western and Central Europe. Popular for its tall cone-shaped growth habit and it has become a street tree in many cooler climates areas. Bears edible pine nuts which are...

     
  • Pinus edulis - Pinyon Pine
    $2.00

    6 seeds per pack. The versatile Pinon Pine is the source of the delicious, commercial pine nut. The small nuts have a wide variety of uses and contain 15% protein. Trees are evergreen, to 30-40ft and are native to the Rocky...

     
  • Prunus mahaleb - Mahlab

    Prunus mahaleb - Mahlab
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A tree of many uses, the mahlab cherry produces small cherry-fruits with a seed that is used as an important spice in middle eastern cuisine. The tree is related to the common cherry and is also commonly...

     
  • Prunus maritima - Beach Plum

    Prunus maritima - Beach Plum
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A wild plum, native to the Eastern coast of the United States. Bears small purple, red tinged fruits that are edible and can be eaten fresh, though are more popularly used for jams. Naturally grows in a...

     

 

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