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Specializing in rare and endangered heirloom vegetable, flower and herb seed.

Heirloom/Heritage Herb
Seed

All of our seed is open pollinated, non-hybrid, non-GMO, untreated, natural heirloom seed.

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Angelica


(Angelica archangelica)

The large flower heads of this perennial can be used in both dried and fresh arrangements and the leaves and stems have a sweet taste. The roots are used medicinally. The tall stately plant is nice for the back of the perennial border. Ht: 5-6’ Sun-part shade. Perennial-Zone 4

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Dark Opal Basil (1885)


(Ocimum basilicum)

First mentioned in 1885 as "Large Purple Sweet Basil" by Vilmorin. Purple Basil is always a welcomed addition the herb garden. Nice as a garnish or in salads. Annual.

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Lettuce Leaf Basil


(Ocimum basilicum)

(a.k.a. Mammoth Basil) This wonderful Italian heirloom has huge puckered leaves and is excellent for pesto and for seasoning tomato dishes. The leaves are so mild and flavorful they can even be used whole in tomato sandwiches. In 1865, Fearing Burr in Field and Garden Vegetables of America wrote, "The leaves of this variety are large, pale green, wrinkled and blistered like those of some kinds of lettuce." This variety of basil was also described in Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden (1885). One of the best varieties of basil! Highly recommended! Annual.

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Mrs. Burn's Lemon Basil

An old heirloom basil originating from eastern New Mexico. This strain has an intense citrus aroma. Annual.

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Genovese Basil

An old Italian heirloom originating in the Genoa region of Italy. This wonderful basil has large green leaves with concentrated flavor prefect for pesto or any other dish that needs authentic Italian flavor. Annual.

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Thai Basil

A really beautiful basil. The licorice basil scented foliage is used in Thai and Vietnamese cooking. Annual.

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Borage

Borage is an ornamental herb with sky blue flowers that can be added to salad or used as a garnish. The lovely flowers are also nice to place in ice cube trays for decorative ice cubes. The leaves have a mild cucumber flavor and are very refreshing. Ht: 2-3’ Annual.

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Catnip

An heirloom herb useful for brewing into a soothing tea to make you sleep and also to treat colds and flues. Catnip can also be used as an insect repellant and to repel mice and rats. Of course, it is also much loved by cats. Perennial Zone 3. Self seeds.

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Chamomile

Pretty white daisy like flowers cover the plants throughout the summer. Can be used for making a soothing tea. Annual.

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Chives

Chives are easy to grow and have a mild onion flavor. The hardy plants produce nice mauve flowers in early summer. Perennial-Zone 2

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Cilantro

(a.k.a. Coriander) A must for Mexican cooking! The fresh leaves are excellent in salsa. Make successive sowing to provide fresh cilantro through most of the summer. Annual. Self seeds

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Heirloom Herb - Florence Fennel

Florence Fennel


(Foeniculum vulgare)

Grown since ancient times, Florence Fennel is called Finnochio in Italy. Florence Fennel forms an enlarged base composed of swollen leaf bases that can be eaten raw or cooked and has a mild anise flavor. The leaves can be added to soups, salads or used as a garnish. Ht: 2-3’

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Garlic Chives

Native to Japan, Garlic Chives have flat leaves that have a mild garlic flavor and can be used in a wide variety of dishes. The white umbels of flowers are also quite attractive. Hardy perennial to Zone 2.

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Hyssop


(Hyssopus officinalis)

Native to southern Europe and Eurasia, Hyssop was brought to North America with the early European colonists and brought to the New World in 1631. Hyssop leaves are used to flavor salads, soups and stews and has been used medicinally in the past for treating respiratory illnesses in the form of a tea. Hyssop is an excellent bee plant and also attracts hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden. Full sun. Perennial-Zone 3

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Lemon Balm


(Melissa officinalis)

Lemon Balm is an ancient herb that has been used for over 2000 years. Lemon Balm likely originated in Southern Europe and brought to Spain by the Moors. The ancient Greeks and Romans used Lemon Balm medicinally. Today it is used in herbal teas and as an addition to salads, soups and stews where its lemony fragrance can be appreciated. Zone 4 Perennial.

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Lovage

This wonderful herb is native to southern Europe and Asia. Charlemagne thought of it as deserving to be grown in every imperial garden. Lovage has a celery flavor and aroma and the fresh leaves can be used in salads. The older leaves can be used in stews and soups. The roots, stems, leaves and seeds are all edible. Lovage is a large growing herb that can reach 6 or 7 feet tall. It is a very hardy perennial that is hardy to Zone 2.

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Soup Celery

(a.k.a. Leaf Celery, Smallage) An old heirloom that was once very popular and included in every seed catalogue. A variety of celery that is grown for the leaves and does not produce large stalks. The leaves resemble parsley and have a strong celery flavor. Traditionally used to flavor soups and was a key ingredient in traditional soup bunches (herbs, squash & parsnip bunched together, tied with string and used in soup). The strong flavor makes this variety excellent for drying. It is also the easiest variety of celery to grow. A must for soup, stew and salads. EXTREMELY RARE.

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Old Ukrainian Dill


(Anethum graveolens)

I am very happy to be able to offer this century’s old strain of dill that has been grown on my farm since my great grandparents first settled there from the Ukraine. Vigorous healthy plants produce copious quantities of seed. A large growing strain with intense flavor. Annual.

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Oregano

Oregano is such a hardy perennial herb it should be in every garden. The leaves can be used in many Italian dishes.

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Cilician Parsley

A medieval variety that originated in Cilicia which was a medieval kingdom on the coast of Armenia that existed from 1198-1375 A.D. Very nice flavor. Prefers part shade. Over wintered with hay and a lot of snow. EXTREMELY RARE.

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Curled Parsley

An heirloom parsley with very curled leaves and nice flavor. High in vitamins and great for soups, stews and as a garnish.

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Gigante di Napoli Parsley


(Petroselinum crispum)

A very special old Italian strain of parsley that originated in Naples. This strain has incredible flavor and very large flat leaves that are excellent for use in cooking. Large bushy plants.

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Sage

A classic herb often used in stuffing and meat dishes. Sage can over winter even in Zone 3 if well protected in the winter. If you are able to over winter it you will be rewarded with pretty blue flowers that attract butterflies and beneficial insects. Perennial.

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Salad Burnet


(Sanguisorba minor)

Salad Burnet is a native of Europe and was brought to North America by the Pilgrims. It was widely used as a salad green since the young leaves have a cucumber like flavor. Salad Burnett is a very hardy perennial plant. Zone 2 Perennial. Prefers sun part shade.

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Sorrel


Grown in Europe for centuries, Sorrel was brought to North America by early colonists. The young leaves have a lemony or sour flavor and add zest to salads and are great in soup, sauces or fish dishes. Very easy to grow. Self seeds. Full sun to part shade. Perennial- Zone 3.

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Summer Savory


(Sanguisorba minor)

Excellent in bean dishes. I always add some summer savory when steaming snap or wax beans. Annual.

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Sweet Marjoram


(Origanum marjorana)

This aromatic herb is great in stuffing , meat dishes, sausages, soups, stews and sauces. Annual.

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Thyme

Thyme is one of the most versatile herbs and is indispensable for any meat dish or stew. The leaves dry very well and the plant is very winter hardy often surviving the winter in Zone 3. Perennial

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