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1500 YEAR OLD CAVE BEAN

1500 YEAR OLD CAVE BEAN

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Heirloom reputed to have originally been found in a cave in New Mexico in a clay pot sealed with pitch. The bean was then carbo

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ALBINO

ALBINO

(Beta vulgaris) Originating in Holland. Pure white, round root with tender, mild flavour. Slightly sweeter than red varieties. Green leaves also u

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ALDERMAN

ALDERMAN

(Pisum sativum) Heirloom dating back to 1891. Also known as "Telephone'. Climbing type to 2m. Highly productive producing abundant, dark-green, ve

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ALFALFA (LUCERNE) - HUNTER RIVER

ALFALFA (LUCERNE) - HUNTER RIVER

Heirloom being one of the first fodder plants to be domesticated. Alfalfa (also known as lucerne) is a flowering legume in the pea family resembling

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ALYSSUM - Carpet of Snow

ALYSSUM - Carpet of Snow

(Lobularia maritima) Annual. Bushy, trailing plant producing masses of tiny, delicate, pure white flowers. Low growing, wide spreading. Hardy. Ea

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AMARANTH

AMARANTH

Originating with the Ancient Aztecs. Hardy plant to 1m with both leaf & grain used in salads, and cooked dishes. Higher in protein (18%) than wheat

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AMARANTH - GRAIN

AMARANTH - GRAIN

(Amaranthus hypochondriacus) Originating with the ancient Aztecs. Hardy plant to 1m with both leaf & grain used in salads, and cooked dishes. Highe

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AMARANTH - MEKONG RED

AMARANTH - MEKONG RED

(Amaranthus gangeticus) Heirloom. Broad, vivid red, dented leaves. Used to add intense colour to salads, or used like spinach, in soups, or as stir-

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AMERICAN CURLED

AMERICAN CURLED

(Spinacia oleracea) Heirloom. Heavily crinkled, dark green leaves. Slow to bolt; tolerates dry, hot weather. Hardy. Attractive variety. 40-60 da

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AMERICAN FLAG

AMERICAN FLAG

(Allium ampeloprasum) Heirloom originating from America. Long thin stems with dark green leaves. Winter hardy. Resistant to disease. Used in sala

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AMERICAN PURPLE TOP

AMERICAN PURPLE TOP

(Brassica napus) Introduced around 1915. Round, globed root to 15cm across with light yellow skin, purple top & fine-grained yellow flesh. Used cooke

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AMERICAN WONDER

AMERICAN WONDER

***NOT TO TAS*** (Pisum sativum) English heirloom dating back to 1876; also known as 'Little Marvel', or 'Early Dwarf'. One of the earliest maturi

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AMISH

AMISH

(Cucumis melo) Heirloom from the Amish community. Oval fruit 20cm across with sweet, orange flesh & thick rind. Tolerates wide range of conditions.

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AMISH DEER TONGUE

AMISH DEER TONGUE

(Lactuca sativa) Amish heirloom dating back to 1740. Thick, compact plant with sharp, triangular green leaves with straight edges & thin mid-rib. T

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AMISH PASTE

AMISH PASTE

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Amish heirloom from Wisconsin; originally from Lancaster & dating back to 1880. Acorn shaped, deep red fruit 4-6cm wide & up

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AMSTERDAM FORCING

AMSTERDAM FORCING

(Daucas carota) Heirloom. Orange, blunt-ended, cylindrical roots 13-15cm in length. Resistant to splitting & cracking. 70-80 days. 1100 seeds

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ANCIENT GRAIN CARBON CROP

ANCIENT GRAIN CARBON CROP

***NOT TO TAS, WA*** A mix of rye, oats, spelt, quinoa, buckwheat & amaranth effectively used as a cover crop for digging back into

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ANNA SWARTZ HUBBARD

ANNA SWARTZ HUBBARD

(Cucurbita maxima) Family heirloom handed to Anna Swartz in the 1950's. Small to medium, dark blue-green, mottled skinned fruit to 2-4kg, with very

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APPLE-O-DAY

APPLE-O-DAY

(Cucumis sativuis) Round to oval, pale green, apple type fruit. Best harvested when young for most tender fruit & fresh eating, otherwise larger fru

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AQUA DULCE

AQUA DULCE

(Vicia faba) Heirloom dating back to 1844 & also known as 'Leviathan Long Pod'. Long pods to 25-40cm & up to 5cm wide with nutty flavour. Short pla

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ARGENTATA

ARGENTATA

(Beta vulgaris) Old Italian heirloom; also known as 'Italian Silver Rib'. Excellent flavour. Attractive, vigorous plant with wide, white stems & cr

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ARGENTEUIL

ARGENTEUIL

(Asparagus officinalis) French heirloom. Large, purple-tipped, creamy white, very thick (up to 2cm across) spears with mild, sweet flavour. Appear

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ARKANSAS TRAVELLER

ARKANSAS TRAVELLER

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom developed at the University of Arkansas prior to 1900. Rose coloured, smooth skinned fruit with juicy, mild flavou

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ARMENIAN

ARMENIAN

(Cucumis melo) Heirloom. Also known as 'Yard Long Cucumber'. Light-green, ribbed, cylindrical fruit 20-60cm. Thin, soft skin, so no need for peeli

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AUNT MOLLY'S FAVOURITE (Popcorn)

AUNT MOLLY'S FAVOURITE (Popcorn)

***NOT TO WA, NT*** (Zea mays) Golden yellow, rounded kernels produced on large bush with numerous small to medium sized cobs. Pops to a brilliant

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AUNT RUBY'S GERMAN GREEN

AUNT RUBY'S GERMAN GREEN

(Lycopersicon esculentum) German heirloom originating with Ruby Arnold of Tennessee. Large, brilliant green, beefsteak type fruit weighing up to 500

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AUSTRALIAN BROWN

AUSTRALIAN BROWN

(Allium cepa) Heirloom first introduced in 1897 by W. Atlee Burpee after obtaining the seed from C.C. Morse & Co. (later Ferry Morse Seed Co.) Mediu

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AUSTRALIAN BUTTER (Bean)

AUSTRALIAN BUTTER (Bean)

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Rare variety. Long, slender, rounded, golden yellow pods with deep purple seeds. Succulent beans with the unusual buttery flav

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AUSTRALIAN BUTTER (Pumpkin)

AUSTRALIAN BUTTER (Pumpkin)

(Cucurbita maxima) Australian heirloom. Large, yellow fruit with thick, dry, orange flesh & small seed cavity. Weighs up to 6kg. Stores well. 90-

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BALINESE

BALINESE

***NOT TO NT*** (Zea mays) Pale golden yellow kernels produced on heavily foliaged plant to 2m tall. 2-3 cobs per plant. Popular variety - easy to

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BANANA (Capsicum)

BANANA (Capsicum)

(Capsicum annum) Heirloom. Tapering, yellow to red fruit, 15cm in length. Sweet flavour with no heat. 100 seeds

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BANANA (Rockmelon)

BANANA (Rockmelon)

(Cucumus melo) Heirloom dating back to 1800's. Vine. Long, tapered, smooth, yellow-skinned melon to 45cm long & 10cm across, with delicious, highly

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BARESE

BARESE

(Beta vulgaris) Dwarf variety of silverbeet with glossy, dark green leaves & thick white stem. Harvest individual leaves for use as 'baby spinach',

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BARLEY

BARLEY

***NOT TO TAS, WA*** An ancient grain commonly used for food, fodder, as a green manure crop or for straw. Beneficial for adding bulk organic matter

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BASIL - CORSICAN

BASIL - CORSICAN

(Ocimum basilicum) Mediterranean heirloom from Napoleon's island birthplace off the Italian French coast. Attractive green & purple mottled leaves w

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BASIL - DARK OPAL

BASIL - DARK OPAL

(Ocimum basilicum) Annual. Bush to 70cm with dark purple leaves. Excellent for adding colour to salads, vinegars etc. Introduced in 1950 by Univer

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BASIL - FINO VERDE

BASIL - FINO VERDE

(Ocimum basilicum) Annual. Strongly aromatic, light green leaves to 2cm in length. Ideal for making pesto. Culinary and medicinal uses. Repels fl

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BASIL - GENOVESE GIANT

BASIL - GENOVESE GIANT

(Ocimum basilicum) Annual. Large, green leaf variety. Excellent for small areas where large quantities of leaf are required. Bush 45-60cm high. 8

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BASIL - GREEK

BASIL - GREEK

(Ocimum basilicum) Annual to 40cm. Fragrant, small leaves. Slower to flower than other basils. Use raw in salads, cooked, or medicinally. Aromati

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BASIL - LARGE SWEET ITALIAN

BASIL - LARGE SWEET ITALIAN

(Ocimum basilicum) Large, green, aromatic leaf, popular culinary herb. Annual, 50-90cm high. Repels flies and mosquitoes. 1200 seeds

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BASIL - LICORICE

BASIL - LICORICE

(Ocimum basilicum) Also known as 'Anise' or 'Persian' basil. Long, thin, silvery, pointed leaves & purplish stems with intense licorice smell & flavo

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BASIL - LIME

BASIL - LIME

(Ocimum basilicum var. americanum) Annual. Thin, oval shaped, light green leaves adds citrus flavour and aroma to salads and desserts. Small bush t

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BASIL - MAMMOTH

BASIL - MAMMOTH

(Ocimum basilicum) Annual originating in Italy. Medium green, strongly aromatic leaves with size as big as a hand and flavour a combination of mint,

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BASIL - MIXTURE

BASIL - MIXTURE

(Ocimum basilicum) Annual. Mix of 8 different types of basils of varying colours & flavours. Useful for growing in containers. 1000 seeds

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BASIL - SACRED

BASIL - SACRED

(Ocimum sanctum) Also known as 'Holy Basil' - revered by Hindus and other Eastern religions. Green, oval shaped leaves with purplish coloured stem.

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BASIL - SPICY GLOBE

BASIL - SPICY GLOBE

(Ocimum basilicum) Bright green leaves on small, compact, rounded bush. Strong flavour and fragrance. Use fresh or dried. Ideal for pots, and attr

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BASIL - SWEET GENOVESE

BASIL - SWEET GENOVESE

(Ocimum basilicum) Heirloom. Annual to 90cm. Large green leaves. Aromatic. Popular variety. 800 seeds

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BASIL - THAI

BASIL - THAI

(Ocimum basilicum) Annual. Leaves bright green with attractive red-purple flowers. 800 seeds

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BEAMS YELLOW PEAR

BEAMS YELLOW PEAR

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom. Bright yellow, , small, pear shaped fruit to 4cm long with meaty, zesty, mild but sweet flavoured flesh. High yie

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BEEFSTEAK

BEEFSTEAK

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom. Also known as 'Red Ponderosa' or 'Crimson Cushion'. Large, red, flattened, slightly ribbed fruit to 900g with sol

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BEETROOT - HEIRLOOM MIX

BEETROOT - HEIRLOOM MIX

(Beta vulgaris) Mix of heirloom beets of various colours & shapes including Bulls Blood, Burpee's Golden Globe, Chioggia, Crosby's Egyptian Flat, Cyl

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BEIT ALPHA

BEIT ALPHA

(Cucumis sativa) Lebanese type, green cucumber up to 16cm long with excellent, sweet flavour & texture. Commonly harvested when young & small. 60

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BELUGA LENTIL

BELUGA LENTIL

(Lens culinaris) Also known as 'Black Lentil'. Small, black, round legume so named as they shimmer when cooked making them look like beluga caviar.

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BENEFICIAL INSECT BLEND

BENEFICIAL INSECT BLEND

Highly useful for attracting the predator insects to the garden. An attractive & colourful mix of flowers, herbs & vegetables designed to be irresist

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BERGAMOT - LEMON

BERGAMOT - LEMON

(Mondarda citriodora) Native to the Appalachians; also known as 'Bee Balm'. Annual. Upright plant to 80cm, with green, oval-shaped leaves 3-8cm in

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BI-COLOUR PEAR

BI-COLOUR PEAR

(Cucurbita pepo) Heirloom. Attractive, small, pear shaped fruit, strikingly green on the bottom & golden yellow on top with smooth skin and extremel

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BIDWELL CASABA

BIDWELL CASABA

(Cucumis melo) Heirloom named after John Bidwell, a well-known Civil War General & US Senator. First introduced in 1869. Extremely large melon up t

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BIRDHOUSE

BIRDHOUSE

(Lagenaria siceraria) Large, pale green, bottle shaped fruits ripening to straw colour. Can be eaten when young like squash, or left to mature & dis

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BITTER MELON (Bitter Long)

BITTER MELON (Bitter Long)

(Momordica charantia) Also known as 'Bitter Melon', 'Karalla' & 'Balsam Pear'. Pale green, heavily warted fruits with tapered ends & crisp, tender t

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BLACK (grown for seed)

BLACK (grown for seed)

(Brassica nigra) Heirloom from the Middle East. Annual. Grown for its seeds which are used to flavour dishes & is also a rich source of oil (approx

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BLACK BEAUTY (Eggplant)

BLACK BEAUTY (Eggplant)

(Solanum melongena) Heirloom dating back to 1875. Large, oval, dark purple fruit on plant 70-80cm high. Produces 8-18 fruit per plant. Excellent f

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BLACK BEAUTY (Zucchini)

BLACK BEAUTY (Zucchini)

(Cucurbita pepo) First introduced to the European market in 1930. Dark green, glossy fruit, 15-20cm in length and up to 5cm diameter. Popular varie

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BLACK CHERRY

BLACK CHERRY

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom. Rare, dark, mahogany coloured fruit resembling large grapes to 3cm across, produced in trusses on tall, vigorous

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BLACK CUMIN

BLACK CUMIN

(Nigella sativa) Heirloom. Also known as 'Black Seed', 'Habat-Ul-Sauda' or 'Kalonji'. Annual. A small, triangular seed used for thousands of years

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BLACK FUTSU

BLACK FUTSU

(Cucurbita moschata) Rare & unusual Japanese heirloom. Highly attractive, small to medium, flattened round fruit with heavy ribbing. Begins black in

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BLACK KRIM

BLACK KRIM

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Russian heirloom originating from the Island of Krim in the Black Sea. Large, red/purple coloured skin with green shoulders

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BLACK PEANUT

BLACK PEANUT

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Rare variety. Long, pale green, slender beans with black seeds. Used chopped in salads or cooked. High yields. 25 seeds

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BLACK RUSSIAN

BLACK RUSSIAN

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Russian heirloom. Round, reddish-black coloured with dark purple stripes, medium sized fruit 4-6cm across, with smooth, thi

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BLACK SEEDED SIMPSON

BLACK SEEDED SIMPSON

(Lactuca sativa) Heirloom introduced in 1850 by Peter Henderson & Co. Large, light green, crumpled leaves with sweet flavour. Inner leaves blanch a

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BLACK SOYBEAN

BLACK SOYBEAN

(Glycine max) Rare & unusual black coated soybean with white centre. Richer and sweeter flavor compared to the traditional green/tan seeded soybeans

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BLACK SPANISH

BLACK SPANISH

(Raphanus sativus) Originating from Spain since around 16th century; first introduced to english market prior to 1824. Also known as 'Ramolaccio', o

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BLACK VALENTINE

BLACK VALENTINE

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Heirloom first introduced in 1897 by Peter Henderson & Co. Long, slender, slightly curved green beans 12-15cm long with shiny,

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BLACKTAIL MOUNTAIN

BLACKTAIL MOUNTAIN

(Citrullus lanatus) Developed by Glenn Drowns owner of the Sand Hill Preservation Centre in Iowa during the 1970's. Dark green - blue melon to 30cm

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BLOOMSDALE LONGSTANDING

BLOOMSDALE LONGSTANDING

(Spinacia oleracea) Heirloom. Heavily crinkled, dark green leaves. Slow to bolt; tolerates dry, hot weather. Hardy. Attractive variety. 40-60 da

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BLUE BANTAM

BLUE BANTAM

***NOT TO TAS*** (Pisum sativum) Dating back to 1907; also known as 'Laxtonian' or 'Hundredfold'. Large, curved pods to 10cm long with pointed ends

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BLUE HUBBARD

BLUE HUBBARD

(Cucurbita maxima) Heirloom. Blue-grey, warted, oval fruit, with thick, bright orange-yellow, fine textured flesh. Stores well. Used in pies, bake

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BLUE LAKE

BLUE LAKE

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Heirloom dating back to 1885, developed in the Blue Lake area around Urich, California. Straight, stringless, bright dark-green

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BLUE MINI POPCORN

BLUE MINI POPCORN

***NOT TO WA, NT*** (Zea mays) Attractive, small blue cobs to 15cm long produced on small bush to 1m high. Several cobs per plant. Ideal for making

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BLUE PODDED CAPUCYNER

BLUE PODDED CAPUCYNER

***NOT TO TAS*** (Pisum sativum) Heirloom dating back to Holland in 1863 and developed by the Capucan monks; with earlier references dating back to

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BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom from the Blue Ridge Mountain area of North Carolina. Large, pink, beefsteak type to 600g, well known for its exce

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BLUE SPECKLED TEPARY

BLUE SPECKLED TEPARY

(Phaseolus acutifolius) Ancient heirloom. Small pods producing tan and blue-grey spotted beans which resemble a small pebble. Unique, mild flavor c

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BOK CHOY - BABY

BOK CHOY - BABY

(Brassica oleracea var. capitata) Chinese vegetable. Dark green leaves with short, wide stems; mustardy flavour. Smaller, more tender & milder than

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BORAGE - BLUE

BORAGE - BLUE

(Borago officinalis) Heirloom. Annual, medicinal & culinary herb. Wide, hairy, bluish-green, leafy plant with star-shaped blue flowers. Height to

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BOSTON MARROW

BOSTON MARROW

(Cucurbita maxima) Native American heirloom first introduced in 1831 with seeds given to J. M. Ives of Salem, Massachusetts. Large, bright reddish o

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BOSTON PICKLING

BOSTON PICKLING

(Cucumis sativus) Old heirloom dating back to 1880. Smooth, medium green, blunt ended fruit with crisp, mild flesh. Ideal for eating fresh or pick

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BOULE D'OR

BOULE D'OR

(Cucumis melo) Rare French heirloom first listed in Vilmorin's book 'The Vegetable Garden' in 1885. Also known as 'Golden Perfection'. Yellow fruit

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BRANDYWINE

BRANDYWINE

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Amish heirloom dating back to 1885; named after Brandywine Creek in Chester County. Large, red-pink fruits to 500g. Old var

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BREAK O DAY

BREAK O DAY

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Smooth, firm, orange-scarlet, globed fruit with meaty flesh, produced on open, medium sized, spreading bush. High yields. C

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BROAD BEAN

BROAD BEAN

(Vicia faba) Useful as a green manure crop adding carbon & nitrogen to the soil & improving friability Best dug back in the soil when leaves are stil

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BROAD RIPPLE YELLOW CURRANT

BROAD RIPPLE YELLOW CURRANT

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom. Vigorous plant to 3m high producing abundant, tiny, round, yellow fruit to just over 1cm across in clusters of 6-

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BROADLEAF BATAVIAN

BROADLEAF BATAVIAN

(Chicorium endiva) Heirloom introduced prior to 1860. Large, dark green, broad, slightly twisted leaves up to 40cm across with deep, self-blanching, b

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BROCCOLI RAAB - Spring Rapinni

BROCCOLI RAAB - Spring Rapinni

(Brassica rapa) A descendent of a wild herb & a relative to the turnip with flowering heads similar in shape to classic broccoli. Commonly used in S

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BRONZE ARROWHEAD

BRONZE ARROWHEAD

(Lactuca sativa) Heirloom first introduced in 1947 by Germania Seed Co. Green & bronze oak shaped, tender leaves with exceptionally sweet flavour. R

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BROWN BERRY

BROWN BERRY

(Lycopersicon esculentum) Heirloom. Small, brick-red, round fruit to 2.5cm across. Juicy with semi-sweet flavour and slight acid overtones. 72 days.

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BROWN MIGNONETTE

BROWN MIGNONETTE

(Lactuca sativa) Smaller sized green leaves with reddish brown outer tinge. Crisp & tender leaves with very sweet & nutty flavour. Easy to grow bei

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BUCKWHEAT

BUCKWHEAT

***NOT TO TAS, WA*** Excellent green manure crop useful for adding both nutrients & carbon to the soil. Also useful for attracting beneficial insect

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BULGARIAN GIANT

BULGARIAN GIANT

(Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum) Extra long, thin, greenish white stems with light green leaves. Quick growing; early to mature. Renown for its cons

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BULLS BLOOD

BULLS BLOOD

(Beta vulgaris) American heirloom dating back to 1900's & originally grown for its attractive leaves. Attractive, deep-red foliage displaying a dark

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BUNCHING

BUNCHING

(Allium cepa) Heirloom. Spring Onion type, grown for its long white stems & small bulb. 60-70 days. 600 seeds

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BURDOCK - TAKINOGAWA LONG

BURDOCK - TAKINOGAWA LONG

(Arctium lappa) Heirloom. Biennial. Edible roots 30-60cm long; stalks also eaten. Delicious flavour. Use like carrots; fresh in salads, stir-fry,

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