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  • Acer palmatum Red Pygmy - Dwarf Red Japanese Maple

    Acer palmatum Red Pygmy - Dwarf Red Japanese Maple
    $2.50

    6 seeds per pack. A lovely ornamental Japanese Maple, with dark green leaves that turn red throughout the warm months, and then turn orange during the fall season. Compact form, growing to 6 ft high, by approximately 7 ft...

  • 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...

  • Allium ursinum - Bear's Garlic

    Allium ursinum - Bear's Garlic
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A wild garlic, found native through much of Europe and Asia. The leaves and bulbs are edible, with a garlic-like flavor. They have a long history of various uses in Europe, both edible and medicinal. A...

     
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Atriplex hortensis - Magenta Magic Orach

    Atriplex hortensis - Magenta Magic Orach
    $2.75

    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...

     
  • Atriplex hortensis - Orach, Red

    Atriplex hortensis - Orach, Red
    $2.50

    100 seeds per pack. A red leafed version of the popular garden herb. 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...

  • Calocedrus decurrens - Incense Cedar

    Calocedrus decurrens - Incense Cedar
    $3.00

    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 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...

     
  • Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila - Snow Gum

    Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila - Snow Gum
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. One of the hardiest of the Eucalyptus species, naturally growing in areas that receive yearly snowfall. Reportedly hardy to as low as -23 C / -9 F. It is an attractive, ornamental tree with a classic...

     
  • 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 - 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 - 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 virginiana - Scarlet Strawberry

    Fragaria virginiana - Scarlet Strawberry
    $2.50

    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...

  • 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...

     
  • Glycyrrhiza glabra - Licorice

    Glycyrrhiza glabra - Licorice
    $2.50

    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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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"...

     

 

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