2619 Mexican Yam Jicama pachyrhyzus
The growing popularity of Mexican food has popularized this root vegetable
in the United States. Jicama is a white-fleshed tuber that can weigh from half a
pound to five pounds or more. Shaped like a turnip, it has a thin brown skin and
crisp, juicy flesh similar to a fine apple. Its bland flavor enables jicama to
be used in a variety of ways. Although jicama can be used in some of the same
ways as a potato, it is less starchy and lower in calories (a cup of sliced
jicama has about 50 calories). The vegetable is a good source of vitamin C, and
also contains some potassium, iron, and calcium.
Jicama, yam bean, Mexican potato, or Mexican turnip has been eaten in Central America for many centuries, and is now a common commodity in U.S. stores. The crop is cultivated in frost-free climates, grown in rows from seeds, and within a year this vine is harvested for its large taproot. To eat jicama, remove the fibrous brownish peel. Cut into chip-sized pieces as an alternative to crackers for dip.
20 seeds per package $2.95
2061 Golden Giant Amaranth Amaranthus hypochondriacus
6-7 ft. Tender Annual/Reseeding. A striking plant with gold leaves and stems.
Produces several ounces of white seeds per plant. Salad quality leaves are best
eaten young, either raw or steamed. A bright ornamental that attracts birds to
the garden. Sow directly when soil is warm and danger of frost has passed. For
earlier crop, plant in flats, transplanting when 4-8 inches tall. Harvesting
tips. For cut flowers, pick at the peak of bloom. For use as grain, leave heads
on plants until they drop a few seeds. Dry for about a week until brittle.
Package of 50+ seeds $2.50
2294 Valentine Radish ( Watermelon Radish )
A large, round, Japanese, white-skinned radish with dark green shoulders and
bright pink/red flesh. Valentine/Watermelon radish grows to be 3º" in diameter
and is best harvested in Fall or Winter. When cut top to bottom, each slice
resembles a Valentine.
$2.95 per 5cc pack ( 100+ seeds per pack )
3012 Primero Mix Broomcorn
Mix of many fall colors, perfect for fresh or dry fall decorations, hand-tied
brooms, crafts. 25 seeds per pack.
Package of 25 seeds $1.95
AT108 Broomcorn: Mixed Highlights
The best broomcorn selection we've seen that includes colors of red, natural,
tan, cordevan and yellow. Harvest when straw is still streaked with green
and kernals are still soft to avoid heads shattering.
Package of 125 seeds $2.50
Z2806 Miniature Colored Popcorn
6-7' plants yield 2-3 adorable, multi-colored ears averaging 3-4" each. Space
seeds 4-5" apart for denser stands and smaller ears. Also suitable for popping.
$1.95 per 4g pack ( about 50-60 seeds )
1A044 Mini Blue Ornamental Popcorn
A very attractive mini size popcorn that is blue in color. Ears are 4-6" long.
Excellent popcorn. 25-30 seeds per pack.
$1.95 per pack
1A317 Cutie Pops Popcorn
100 days. Multicolored miniature popcorn. Use as a 4 in./10 cm Indian corn for
dried bouquets or harvest tiny rainbow colored seeds for miniature popcorn.
14g pack, about 100 seeds. $3.95 per pack
VL373 Strawberry Popcorn
Tiny 2" ears of deep maroon popcorn. An excellent choice for flavor and ornamental appeal. 25
seeds per pack.
$1.95 per pack.
G018 Coffee Chicory. Chichorium
An easy to grow coffee substitute costing pennies per pound. The large roots are
roasted and ground to make a delicious caffeine-free drink.
20 seeds $2.00
G029 Luffa Washrag Gourd
This is a quaint plant often requested. The dried
insides of the fruit do make good sponges.
12 seeds $1.95
G035 Catura Coffee. Arabica catura
A coffee plant that requires no tree shading and is a very heavy producer. Even if you
don't like coffee, this makes a great houseplant!For warm climates outside.
5 seeds $2.50
G037 Improve Red Pod Okra
Finally, a great tasting red pod okra that is fast growing and bountiful. The foliage
and fruit have a lush, tropical appearance.
20 seeds $1.95
G040 Pickling Dill
Dill is very easy to grow and is used to flavor pickles, salads, soups and more. To
harvest Dill, cut flowering stems when in full bloom. Spread out to dry on trays. When
dry, rub off flowers and stems and discard the stems. Store the flowers and stems in an
airtight container until ready to use.
100 seeds $1.95
1A050 Delicious Italian Dandelion
A popular green that is taking green lovers by storm. The large leaves are tasty and nutritious
and supportive of healthy liver function.
Sample pack $1.95
G055 Banana Cantaloupe
A garden melon with an exotic banana shape, pink colored flesh and a very
10 seeds $2.00
G072 Mosquito Plant. Agastache cana
This hardy perennial will provide you with sweetly scented foliage and large 1"
rosy-purple flowers. It attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. The crushed foliage
rubbed on the skin is said to repel mosquitoes.
10 seeds $2.00
H760 Hangover Plant, Scullcap. Scutellaria
Got a friend or neighbor who parties a bit too much or suffers from headaches? Raise a
few of these plants for them. An extract of the plant will give immediate relief for a
hangover. A good border plant growing to 18" with a profusion of light blue flowers.
5 seeds $2.50
G150 Bright Red French Pumpkin
Most unusual!. A brilliant bright red pumpkin that is shaped flat and resembles a
bright red cheese wheel more than a pumpkin. The 12-16 lb. fruits produce a sweet orange
flesh that is great for pumpkin pies. A definite must for fall decorations.
5 seeds $2.25
G160 Winter Spaghetti Squash
A fast maturing winter squash producing 4-5 lb fruits. Bake in oven, split open and
remove the "spaghetti" and top with your favorite sauce, delicious!
10 seeds $1.95
G185 Fancy French Pickling Cucumber
A different type of cuke that is longer and slimmer than the ones we normally grow.
Although they can be pickled when mature, they are fantastic when pickled finger size as
"baby cukes". Also very good for salads and snacks raw.
20 seeds $1.95
D9605 True Irish Shamrock. Trifolium repens minor
No type of Irish celebration would be completes with out a few of the familiar
shamrocks around. Can be started inside anytime of the year.
40 seeds $2.50
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