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  • Abies procera - Noble Fir
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Christmas Tree. A beautiful, evergreen conifer, most popularly known for its use as a Christmas tree (one of several species used). Native to the coastal mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Tall and...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Atriplex hortensis - Garden Orach

    Atriplex hortensis - Garden Orach
    $2.50

    100 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

    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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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 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...

     
  • Crataegus laevigata - English Hawthorn

    Crataegus laevigata - English Hawthorn
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Similar to the common Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), this well-known English tree has a place in the ornamental as well as herbal garden. Cold hardy and tough, the tree is popular as a street tree in many...

     
  • 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
    $2.00

    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 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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) 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...

     
  • 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,...

     
  • 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...

     

 

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