Collection, Urban & Small-Space
- Green Oakleaf Lettuce
- Purple Podded Pole Bean
- Suyo Long Cucumber
- Danvers Carrot
- America Spinach
- Chioggia Beet
We reserve the right to substitute seed varieties in all collections in case of shortages.
Green Oakleaf Lettuce
Reportedly known as Baltimore or Philadelphia Oakleaf in the 1880s. Withstands hot weather, never bitter. Excellent quality even in late summer. Looseleaf, 50 days.
Purple Podded Pole Bean
Henry Fields discovered this heirloom variety in a garden tucked away in the Ozarks in the 1930s. Since then it has become one of the historic beans that Seed Savers Exchange is proud to offer.
Suyo Long Cucumber
Very traditional ribbed variety from China, with curving fruit up to 18 inches long. Productive 5-foot vines can be trellised if you prefer straighter fruit. Thin skin and sweet flesh make this a great variety for fresh eating and are reported to be burpless. 65 days.
Developed in Danvers, Massachusetts in the late 1800s. Leading main crop variety for home and market, stores well. Bright orange flesh is nearly coreless, sweet, and tender. Uniform roots up to 8" long. High yields in clay or heavy soils. 65-87 days.
A 1952 All America Selections winner developed by the Dutch seedhouse Sluis & Groot. Long-standing compact Bloomsdale type. Grows 8" tall with thick, deep green, savoyed leaves. Slow-growing, slow to bolt, heat and drought resistant. Fine quality, suited for spring sowing in long-day areas. Can be frozen, canned, or used fresh. 43-55 days.
(aka Bassano) Pre-1840 Italian historic variety, introduced to the U.S. before 1865. Named for a fishing town near Venice. Uniquely beautiful flesh has alternating red and white concentric rings that resemble a bull’s-eye. A feast for the eyes; wonderful for fresh eating and pickling. Retains markings if baked whole and sliced just before serving. 50 days.