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  • Basil Dark Purple Opal

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    Amazing red-purple leaves and stems adds fantastic color to food as a garnish or a seasoning.  Gorgeous foliage and lavender flowers of this plant make a wonderful addition to a vegetable or ornamental garden.

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  • Basil Genovese

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    This classic Italian basil is most often used for making pesto. It has a sweet fragrance and is slow to bolt. Its large, green leaves average 2″ long.

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  • Basil Sweet

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    This slow-bolting variety makes a wonderful pesto, and is a great choice for taking to market. Its broad leaves are dark-green.

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  • Onion Yellow Cippolini

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    Long Day Onion. Flat, Italian “cipollini” variety. These delicious, small white onions command a high price at specialty markets. Very sweet and mild, used in Italy for pickling, grilling, and in salads. We have select Italian seed. Soil and Water: Plant in well-fertilized, moderately moist soil.

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  • Parsley Italian

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    Italian parsley is a glossy flat-leaf variety that is called for in many gourmet recipes. It’s excellent for seasoning, with a stronger flavor than many curly types. It turns bitter when it bolts.

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  • Pepper California Wonder

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    California Wonder forms large, blocky, thick-walled peppers with 3-4 large lobes perfect for stuffing. The glossy, deep-green peppers turn red at maturity. Cal Wonder’s upright plants are prolific producers. This is the leading market and shipping pepper, and is also a good home garden variety.

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  • Pepper Red Marconi

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    This sweet red pepper from Italy has somewhat elongated fruit up to 12″ long and 3″ across at the shoulders. Ideal for frying and tasty green as well as red. An early variety known for its high yields.

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  • Spinach Bloomsdale

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    This large, spreading spinach has deep-green, curled leaves. It’s a good yielding, dependable home garden variety that is fairly resistant to bolting. Spinach is delicious steamed, fresh in salads, and in soups and casseroles.

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  • Summer Squash Cocozelle (Zucchini)

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    Beautiful fruit is dark green striped with light green. This Italian heirloom has a pleasing, slightly nutty flavor. The compact bush type vines are ideal for small gardens. This squash is perfect for frying, steaming, freezing, and canning.

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  • Summer Squash Dark Green Zucchini

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    This zucchini produces small, uniform, high-quality fruit usually found only in hybrids. An excellent producing plant, the skin is dark green with light flecks. Tiny baby squash can be used as appetizers or leave whole and saut? with other vegetables.

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  • Summer Squash Early Golden Crookneck

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    This is the best summer squash for buttery, rich flavor and tender but firm texture. The plants are highly productive and produce semi-open, yellow fruits with a curved neck. This versatile squash is excellent fresh, steamed, sauted, or grilled. Makes a flavorful baby vegetable.

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  • Golden Zucchini

    Summer Squash Golden Zucchini

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    This zucchini produces beautiful golden yellow high-quality fruit. Tiny baby squash can be used as appetizers or leave whole and saute with other vegetables.

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  • Summer Squash White Scallop

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    Delicious, saucer-shaped creamy-white fruits with scalloped edges. Bush plants produce heavily and remain prolific through the season. A very ancient native American heirloom squash, grown by the northern Indians for hundreds of years. This type was depicted by Europeans back to 1591, and one of the best tasting and yielding varieties still around today! Great fried and baked.

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  • Summer Squash Yellow Scallop

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    Beautiful, bright yellow scalloped edge fruit with a rich, mellow flavor. Bush plants produce heavily and remain prolific through the season. Likely predates Columbian times; a rare native American squash. Bush plants with good yields. Great fried and baked.

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  • Amish Paste Tomato

    Tomato Amish Paste

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    Amish Paste tomatoes are an acorn-shaped, deep-red, paste-type fruit. The vines produce medium-sized, 8-12 ounce fruit. This Amish heirloom has thick flesh and few seeds. It performs better when staked.

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  • Tomato Aunt Ruby’s German Green

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    Aunt Ruby is large, green, beefsteak-type tomato with a sweet, spicy flavor. Its 12-16 ounce fruit turns light green when ripe with a hint of yellow and pink blush. This heirloom is from Ruby Arnold of Greenville, Tennessee.

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  • Tomato Beefsteak

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    The vigorous vines of this popular beefsteak produce flat, meaty, juicy, red, medium-size fruit ranging from 10 ounces to 2 pounds. This great slicing or canning tomato has rough, ribbed skin with a richly flavored flesh.

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  • Tomato Black Krim

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    Hailing from Russia, Black Krim beefsteak gains more fans every year with its deep, slightly salty flavor. The plant produces 3″-4″ fruits in dark red and green colors. A good choice for containers or small gardens.

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  • Tomato Black Prince

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    Siberian Heirloom variety with medium size juicy fruit that has deep brownish-red flesh. The lovely round fruit grow in small clusters of two to three and are the perfect size for salads.

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  • Tomato Henderson’s Pink Ponderosa

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    Huge size, some over 2 lbs., a meaty pink-red beefsteak introduced by Peter Henderson & Co. in 1891, and the most famous of their varieties. Their 1903 catalog said “Quality Beyond Praise, Rich and meaty-sliced. Thick and delicious canned.” Still popular with gardeners.

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