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  • Actinidia arguta x melandra - Red Hardy Kiwi

    Actinidia arguta x melandra - Red Hardy Kiwi
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. Seeds are from mixed red hardy kiwi varieties. Similar to the green hardy kiwi, but produces red skinned and red-pink fleshed fruits with a delicious sweet-acid taste. Excellent for bite sized eating...

     
  • Actinidia polygama - Silver Vine Kiwi

    Actinidia polygama - Silver Vine Kiwi
    $5.00

    10 seeds per pack. A less common, edible kiwi, native to parts of Japan and China. Bears yellow, egg-shaped, edible fruits with a nice, acidic flavor. The fruits, while still mostly unknown, are finding growing interest as a...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Bearberry

    Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Bearberry
    $2.00

    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...

     
  • 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

    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...

     
  • Cydonia oblonga - Quince

    Cydonia oblonga - Quince
    $2.00

    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
    $2.50

    6 seeds per pack. The strange blue sausage fruits 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...

     
  • 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 moschata - Musk Strawberry

    Fragaria moschata - Musk Strawberry
    $2.75

    25 seeds per pack. A gourmet, wild strawberry, known for its intense aroma and bold flavor, having overtones of raspberry and citrus. A surprisingly difficult species to find, given the strong interest in parts of Europe...

     
  • 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 - Ali Baba Alpine Strawberry

    Fragaria vesca - Ali Baba Alpine Strawberry
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A rare variety of Alpine Strawberry with similarities to the 'Reugen' variety. Bears small, red ripening strawberries that are somewhat elongated at the tips. A productive variety, with fruits having a...

     
  • Fragaria vesca - Alpine Strawberry

    Fragaria vesca - Alpine Strawberry
    $2.50

    100 seeds per pack. This is the true alpine strawberry; a white-yellow form with smaller berries than that of the standard red variety. Alpine strawberries have an excellent flavor, much like a strawberry-wine. Care is...

     
  • 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

    Fragaria vesca - Reine des Vallees Alpine Strawberry
    $2.50

    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 - 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...

     
  • Fragaria virginiana - Scarlet Strawberry

    Fragaria virginiana - Scarlet Strawberry
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Small, red strawberry native to North America. Fruits are small but quite tasty, with a rich flavor somewhat like an alpine strawberry. Produces runners, tolerant of a variety of soil conditions. Hardy to...

     
  • Gingko biloba - Gingko Nut
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. One of the oldest evolutionary trees on the planet, the ginkgo is now grown worldwide for its beautiful graceful ornamental appearance as well as for its edible nuts. The nuts are often eaten roasted, but...

     
  • Hamamelis virginiana - Witch Hazel

    Hamamelis virginiana - Witch Hazel
    $2.00

    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...

     
  • 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

     
  • 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

    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...

     
  • Malus x ranetka - Ranetka Apple

    Malus x ranetka - Ranetka Apple
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A crabapple tree that is commonly used as a rootstock in cold climates. Produces extremely hardy roots that withstand much colder temperatures than typical apple varieties. Can also produces small,...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Pinus edulis - Pinyon Pine

    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 americana - American Plum

    Prunus americana - American Plum
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A wild plum, native to much of Eastern and Central North America, from Canada to Florida. Popular as an ornamental tree as well as a rootstock for the common plum, the American Plum also bears edible fruits...

     
  • Prunus mahaleb - Mahlab

    Prunus mahaleb - Mahlab
    $2.50

    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...

     

 

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