More Unique Seeds for 2016 Posted on 08 Nov 21:50 , 0 comments

We started 2015 with about 200 varieties of heirloom seeds at Mary's Heirloom Seeds.  Pretty exciting considering we started with 20 varieties back in 2011.  Well, we have added so many exciting and unique varieties.

Why do we continue to add heirlooms and we do we not carry hybrids?

From our article WHAT IS AN HEIRLOOM SEED? (2013),
For us, Heirloom Seeds are very important.  It is preserving natural history.  Did you know that at one time there were 288 Beet varieties available commercially?  Now there are 17!  How about Sweet Corn?  In 1903 there were 307 varieties and now there are 12 varieties available.  This is sad, scary and maddening all at the same time. We have lost 93% of seed varieties in 110 years.  They are gone!


We are protectors of seed diversity!  We will continue to protect heirloom seed varieties and pass then down to the next generation.


What is an heirloom seed?

An  heirloom seed variety has been saved and passed down from generation to generation. These seeds have been carefully cultivated and are considered a great value to the recipient. Some say an heirloom variety is 50 years old or more.  Some heirloom varieties have been passed down for over 100 years and others for over 400 years.

An heirloom is not a hybrid or gmo.

 

NEW SEEDS added TODAY! 

 
CROSBY EGYPTIAN BEET 
60 days. Introduced commercially in1880. The parent strain of the Egyptian beet was introduced from Germany in 1865


 
BLACK MEXICAN SWEET CORN 
76 days. Heirloom Sweet Corn traced back to 1864.  The kernels, white at milk stage, change to bluish-black in the late milk stage. Exceptional flavor.


 
BLOODY BUTCHER DENT CORN 
120 days. Originally from Virginia and traced back to 1845.  Stalks grow 10-12 ft. tall producing 2 to 6 ears per stalk


 
CHEROKEE LONG EAR CORN 
100 days. A beautiful blend of brightly colored long ears, wonderful for fall decorations, and is great for popping. This beautiful corn was selected by Carl Barnes, a world-renowned Cherokee corn collector from Oklahoma


 
 DE CICCO BROCCOLI 
49-78 days. An heirloom from the 1890s. Produces a 3-6 in. diameter central head and side sprouts which extend the harvest period.


 
BIG MAX PUMPKIN 
115 days. Extra large pumpkin often grown for county fairs and Halloween. Weighs up to 100 lbs. or more when well grown. Bright orange fruits with orange flesh good for pies.


 
SAN MARZANO TOMATO 
80 days. (Indeterminate) Italian heirloom, famous for its use in Neapolitan pizza and other Italian dishes.  Long Roma-type tomatoes, 3-4 oz fruits with pointed ends.


 
GEORGIA GREEN COLLARDS 
60-80 days.  A Pre-1880 heirloom. Especially valuable variety for the sandy soil of the Atlantic coast and in places where it is difficult to grow cabbage successfully. It is resistant to heat and frost, and grows well on poor soil.

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ORGANIC KELP MEAL 

Organic kelp meal is ascophyllum nodosum, which is widely recognized as one of the finest marine plants available for agriculture today
It is suitable for all crops and applications, and can be mixed with most soil conditioners and fertilizers


We've added a few really neat combo packs and starter packs at Mary's Heirloom Seeds.  These are great for beginners, homesteaders & educators. Combo packs and Kits make great gifts!
Includes Seeds, coconut pellets, plant markers and growing instructions


 DON'T MISS IT.......
Today we added a NEW Seed Pack,



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