60 Heirloom Varieties added to our Collection for 2019 at Mary's Heirloom Seeds Posted on 12 Feb 14:53 , 0 comments

Actually, it's 61 varieties!

When we announced 45 New Arrivals for 2019 there was a possibility that we'd be adding more.  We also have a "growing" selection of 99 Cent Seed Packs!

Ready for a few more amazingly unique Heirloom Seed varieties?



We've also added a few Seed Combo Packs & Starter Kits!


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NEW ARRIVALS for 2019 (part 2) Posted on 7 Oct 15:51 , 1 comment

Before we get started I want to share this BEAUTIFUL Glass Gem corn I harvested this morning!


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October 7, 2018

As promised, we are announcing even more
New Arrivals for 2019!
This puts us well over 600 Heirloom seed varieties now available at Mary's Heirloom Seeds.
We're shipping out more orders of garlic bulbs this week as well.  Enjoy!
(part 2)
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55 days. Ruby Queen is an early beet variety producing round, red roots with a smooth texture.
Ruby Queen beet performs well in poor soil and holds its shape well in crowded situations.
75 days. This vigorous, 7 foot tall variety made Oregon's Willamette Valley famous in the 60s and 70s for canning beans. The smooth, 6-7 inch, dark green pods have a canning jar straight, round shape. Harvested at their peak, you'll find them tender, meaty, and full of hearty, fresh bean flavor

 Trifolium incarnatum Grows 1-3' tall.
Crimson clover produces more forage at low temperatures than other clovers.
With its rapid, robust growth, crimson clover provides early spring nitrogen for full-season crops. Rapid fall growth, or summer growth in cool areas, also makes it a top choice for short-rotation niches as a weed suppressing green manure.
85-95 Days.  A family heirloom that has been preserved for generations. Roundish, maroon-and-white beans are great in soups, where their creamy texture and hearty, nutty flavor really shine. 
Pole type plants yield an abundance of pods, each containing 5 to 6 beans.
 61-120 days. Creel Crowder Pea is a family heirloom from Alabama.  6 in. curved pods turn golden yellow when dry, large brown seeds. Semi-vining plants, very productive!
85 days.  This Oregon heirloom was selected by Pike and Young Seeds in Monmouth, Oregon in the 1930's.  Produces 3 lb fruits on unirrigated clay, 7 lb fruits on good irrigated soil.  Originally bred specially for growing in unirrigated clay soil. Heavily netted, oblong fruits. Vigorous, high-yielding, disease-resistant plants. 
95 days. (Indeterminate)
A beefsteak tomato that produces large pink fruits, which grow up to 2 pounds, this strain was obtained by tomato collector Ben Quisenberry of Big Tomato Gardens from Dorris Sudduth Hill, whose family grew it for over 100 years.


Also spelled Louffa, Louffah and Loffah 
Heirloom from 1888.  The fruit grows about 2', and the vine is very ornamental, producing clusters of yellow blossoms, in pleasing contrast with the silvery-shaded, dark green foliage.  
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If you have additional questions please feel free to ask. 


Happy Planting,


Mary's Heirloom Seeds, P. O. Box 3763, Ramona, CA 92065

NEW ARRIVALS for 2019 (part 1) Posted on 27 Sep 09:48 , 1 comment

We are so excited to announce our first "batch" of New Arrivals for 2019.  All of these varieties should be available to ship after October 1st.  Enjoy!



100 days. The Dickinson Pumpkin has a long and famous history.  This is one of the varieties that Libbey's uses in its pumpkin pie filling.
A medium to large tan squash, weighing from 10-40 pounds.  Nearly round to elongated fruits, 18 inches long by 14 inch diameter.
This is an excellent variety for canning and pumpkin pie filling



110 days. Boone County White corn dates back to 1874 from a mane named James Riley in Boone County, Indiana.
There are many reason to love this heirloom corn variety:

It is a very heavy producer of huge ears that measure 9-11" in length. 9-11' stalks. Uniform ears have 18-22 rows.



 110 days.  Hickory King White Corn can grow up to 12 feet tall and produces 8-9" long ears. Huge white kernels not seen in modern corn.  An Appalasian staple, dating back to the 1800s.
Excellent for roasting, grits, cornmeal, and cornuts. Hickory king has a very high leafy green matter which makes it perfect for silage. Tight husks which help keep out corn worms.

 45-50 days. White Egg turnip is fast growing variety, producing Medium-green 17 inch tops.  Good bunching variety.
White egg turnip is a long time favorite in the South where it is know for its reliability and fine flavor.

85 days. Cubanelle Pepper is a variety of sweet pepper commonly used in Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican cuisine. Famous for delicious fried or stuffed peppers.

Sweet frying pepper, 4.5-6 inches long x 2-2.5 inches in diameter, 3 lobes, tapers to a blunt end, slightly irregular and roughened, medium-thick waxy flesh, yellow-green to red, distinct flavor.



40-60 days.   A hardy Japanese non-heading type mustard that is extremely vigorous and cold tolerant.

Mizuna grows in bunches and has long stems growing from a central stalk. The dark green leaves have deeply serrated edges and have a fringed appearance. The thin, white stems are firm and offer a crunchy texture. Mizuna is harvested at both the baby lettuce and mature stages, with the younger leaves being more tender and milder.



 55-60 day. A burpless slicing type that has been popular for over 80 years!

Fruits are medium-dark green, 7-12 inches in length, and quite plump and smooth. Excels as a slicer, because each fruit yields so many slices of uniform diameter.

Tendergreen Burpless can also be used for pickling if picked early.



 20-50 days.  Contains: Arugula, Red Russian Kale, Greenwave, Tatsoi, and Mizuna Mustard, and Paris Island Cos Lettuce.
Start harvesting your greens when they’re 4- to 6-inches long. This can be as soon as 2 weeks after planting!



70-80 days. (Indeterminate) A Kentucky Heirloom grown by Lettie Cantrell since the 1940s.  The original seeds were given to Lettie from a soldier returning home from Germany during World War II.

Large, meaty fruit are about 1 lb. and are wonderful for fresh eating, slicing, or canning.



80 days.  (Indeterminate) Bulgarian heirloom tomato

The word druzba means "friendship" in Bulgarian and Druzba is a very friendly tomato. Not too large, half pound to a pound, the fruit is born in clusters of 3 to 5.  Flavor is outstanding, with just the right combination of sweetness and tartness.



80-90 days.  Indeterminate.  One of the most popular heirloom tomatoes! 

A favorite of many gardeners; large fruit with superb flavor. A great potato-leafed variety from 1885! Beautiful pink fruit up to 1-1/2 lbs. each!



60 days. (Determinate) One of our Earliest producing heirloom tomatoes!

Sets fruit at 24" tall and keeps producing all season long. Great for the small garden or containers. Potato-leaf foliage.

Very cold-tolerant and may survive a light frost. Potato leaf foliage.



60-70 days. (Semi-determinate) Moskvich is a high quality, early season, Russian  Heirloom.

Fruits are round to slightly flattened with deep red color and luscious, rich flavor. Great eaten fresh or processed. Highly resistant to cracking, making it a great pick for the greenhouse. Like most Russian varieties, it can stand up to cool conditions.



80 days. Indeterminate. A heirloom variety from Russia. These compact plants bear plenty of wonderfully rich, mahogany-brown tomatoes that average about 4 ounces.

Grows in full sun and are cool-tolerant.  The is a great greenhouse variety.






I hope you're as excited as we are about these new arrivals!  We are currently working on more tutorials and videos for 2019 and adding a few more heirloom varieties to our current collection.


If you have additional questions, please email