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Seeds I have to trade:

  • Updated 1 March 2014. Unless noted otherwise, seeds vary from just-dried to a few years old, which I have not found to impact germination. Some of these I have big jars full of, some just a few extra. Seeds are sent padded with bubble wrap to avoid crushing.
  • *Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)
  • (The "bush" and "pole" categories are not absolute, often times bush beans will throw out some exploratory tendrils, or pole beans won't climb very much and stay pretty bushy and well-behaved.)
  • --pole "Anasazi" (a.k.a. New Mexico Cave Bean) - dry, white and red splotches
  • --pole "Blue Coco" - snap or dry, productive, off-white seeds, wide purple pods; lovely purple stems, flowers, and veins
  • --pole "Blue Shackamaxon" - dry, extremely productive, delicious, shiny black seed, pods turn purple as they dry
  • --pole "Calypso" (a.k.a. Yin-Yang) - dry, black and white seed patterned like a milk cow
  • --pole "Cannelini" - big white seeds
  • --pole "Cherokee Trail of Tears" - snap or dry, purple pods, shiny black seeds
  • --pole "Doyce Chambers Greasy Cut-shot" - snap, white seeds
  • --pole "Flagg" (a.k.a. Chester or Skunk) - dry, productive, slightly flattened black-and-white seed (have lots)
  • --pole "Frank Barnett Cornfield" - snap, pinkish brown with brown stripes
  • --pole "Frank Barnett Cut-short" - snap, tan seeds
  • --pole "Greasy Back" - snap, white seeds
  • --pole "Herrenbohnli" - wee round seeds, pink drying to shiny pink-brown
  • --bush "Indian Woman Yellow" - dry, early, gold seed
  • --bush "Kiswaukee Yellow Wax" - yellow-podded snap, unstable genetic mix of various colors of seed (black, dark brown, black-speckled grey, whitish, white splotched on black-speckled grey)
  • --pole "Mariazeller" - half white and half red & orange streaked
  • --pole "Mountain Pima Burro & Caballito" - dry, productive, early, brown seed with dark brown stripes and white splotches
  • --bush/twining "Mrociumere" - dry, beautiful bright lavender speckled seed
  • --pole "Ojo de Cabra" - dry, good-sized fat seed, tan with brown stripes (have lots)
  • --bush/twining "Paint" - dry, seeds half gold & half white
  • --bush "Painted Pony" - dry or snap, half brown and white like an appaloosa horse
  • --bush "Paiute Brown" - brown elongated seeds (old seed)
  • --pole "Pink Tip Greasy" - stringed snap, white seeds, one of Bill Best's beans (have lots)
  • --bush/twining "Red Peanut" (a.k.a. "Old Joe Clark" or "Pink Half-Runner") - snap, small red-brown seeds like a Spanish peanut, pods turn red as they ripen
  • --pole "Rose" - stringed snap, very long and fleshy pods, delicious, dark purple frosted with buff, one of Bill Best's beans
  • --bush/twining "Royalty Purple Podded" - stringless snap, purple pods & flowers, off-white seeds
  • --pole "Russian-East German Pea Bean" - dry, half-and-half dark red and white seeds
  • --pole "Santa Maria Pinquitos" - dry, small pink seeds, haven't grown this one yet but it's one of my favorite for taste (have lots)
  • --pole "Snow Cap" - dry, large seed, half white and half brown with red speckles
  • --pole "Succotash" - dry, late, really unusual dark purple corn kernel-shaped seeds
  • --pole "Swahili Grey" (a.k.a. Kijivu) - dry, purple & brown speckles
  • --pole/bush "Taos Red" - dry, bright red pods, early, red seeds with red speckles
  • --pole "Tarahumara Burro & Caballito" - dry, very late (suspected daylength-sensitive), seeds look the same as Mountain Pima B&C
  • --pole "Tarahumara Choliwame" - dry, late, greyish or purplish with black speckles
  • --pole "Tarahumara Dark Purple" - dry, very purple seed, good yields
  • --pole "Tarahumara Purple Ojos" - dry, early, productive, supposed to be red and orange striped but mine are all orange (varies with growing conditions)
  • --pole "Tennessee Greasy" - genetic mix with lots of variation in seed color and pod type/color (mostly pinto-like brown with black speckles) (have lots)
  • --pole "Tiger's Eye" (aka "Ojo de Tigre" or "Pepa de Zapallo") - elongated seed, bright orange with red stripes (have lots)
  • --pole "Tobacco Worm" - snap, fat pods, white seed
  • --bush "Tongue of Fire" - red-streaked pods, red-speckled light brown seed
  • --pole "Brown Tobacco Worm" - snap, fat pods, brown seed
  • --pole "Trionfo Violetto" - snap, purple pods (have lots)
  • --pole "True Red Cranberry" - dry, large round dark red seed
  • --pole "Turkey Gizzard" - dry or snap, seeds brown with white frosted on one end
  • --bush "Woods Mountain Crazy Bean" - stringed snap, sturdy leafy plants, pods green or purple-streaked, seeds light with black streaks
  • --bush "Zuni Shalako" (a.k.a. Raquel, Four Corners Gold, Zuni Gold) - dry, gold and white splotches
  • --and some in limited quantities: Black Greasy, Bumblebee, Good Mother Stallard, Hill Family Greasy

  • *Tepary Beans (Phaseolus acutifolius)
  • --"Mitla Black" - bush, black seed (may not actually be a tepary)

  • *Runner Beans (Phaseolus coccineus)
  • Runner beans can be used for snaps, dry beans, or to attract hummingbirds.
  • --"Scarlet Runner" - the usual pattern of pink with black eye/speckles (old seed)
  • --"Tarahuamra Tekomari" - mix of colors and patterns, mostly grey frosted on pink or black

  • *Lima Beans/Butterbeans (Phaseolus lunatus)
  • --"Dixie Speckled Butterpea" - bush, small round seeds, light red speckled with dark red
  • --"Colored Willow Leaf" - pole, mix of seed colors in solid or speckled, narrow "willow" leaves supposed to be drought resistant
  • --"Loudermilk" - pole, seeds black with white mottling on one end

  • *Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans (Cicer arietinum)
  • --"Black Kabuli" - solid black seeds, purple flowers

  • *Cowpeas/Black-Eyed Peas (Vigna unguiculata)
  • --"Early Lady" - bush, small white seed
  • --"Tohono O'odham U'us Mu:n" - bush, black and white splotched seed, like a milk cow

  • *Yard-long Beans (Vigna unguiculata)
  • --"Red Noodle" (long bright red pods, brown seed, likes hot weather)

  • *Fava Beans (Vicia faba)
  • --a mix of "Guatemalan Purple" (dark purple seed) and "MC's Best" (large green/brown seed). I planted them next to each other so they're probably quite interbred, not sure what the offspring are like yet. (have lots)
  • --"Tarma Spiral" - light brown seed with black fingerprint-like markings. these may have come to me crossed; some of them turned out kind of purple... (have lots)

  • *Peas (Pisum sativum)
  • --"Arbogast Sugar" - soup?, pole, orange/brown-streaked seed, big green pods, despite the name not sweet
  • --"Blauwschokkers" - soup, pole. purple flowers and pods, brownish seed
  • --"Blondie" - snap, pale green pods, extra tendril-y, pale wrinkled seeds
  • --"Champion of England" - garden, tall pole, 7 peas per pod, tasty and prolific (have lots)
  • --"Citadel" - garden, petit pois: small pods, seeds, and plants
  • --"Clarke's Beltony Blue" - soup (maybe snap?), purple pods with green seeds, short pole
  • --"Golden Sweet" - soup?, pole, yellow pods and pink flowers, not sweet despite the name
  • --"Tom Thumb" a.k.a. "Half Pint" or "Meteor" - delicious fresh, very dwarf bush garden peas (under 8"), smooth green or tan dry seed
  • --"Purple Pod Parsley" - snap, fat purple pods with green seeds, tendril-less (has little leaflets where the tendrils would be); doesn't climb but needs staking

  • *Miscellaneous Legumes
  • --azuki bean "Murasaki" - the "red bean" in Asian food, these particular ones are dark purplish with black streaks. bush plants with green and purple pods
  • --Ethiopian Lentil (aka Grasspea) (Lathyrus sativus) - big flat green seed, traditional food in La Mancha, eaten fresh like peas or ground into flour. Should not be eaten as a staple food (e.g. as a major component of the diet for weeks on end).
  • --Hyacinth Bean (Dolchis lablab) (have lots)
  • --Moth Bean (aka Mat Bean or Turkish Gram) (Phaseolus aconitifolius) - small shiny brown seed, drought tolerant, used for sprouts

  • *Hulless Barley
  • --"Tibetian Purple" - dark purple seeds
  • --"Zwergerste" - dwarf

  • *Corn
  • --"Hopi Magenta" - parching, pink kernels
  • --"Orchard Baby" - dwarf (3-4') yellow sweet corn
  • --"Strawberry" - popcorn, bright red little ears

  • *Cucumbers
  • --"Muncher"
  • --"Parade"
  • --"Zimmerman"

  • *Herbs
  • --basil "Fino Verde" - dwarf with small leaves
  • --basil "Lime" - citrus scent
  • --basil "Minimum" - dwarf with small leaves, supposed to form a mound
  • --rue

  • Leeks & Onions
  • --"Blue Solaize" - leek, blue-green leaves, hardy overwintering type
  • --"Sherwood" - leek, mild sweet flavor, summer/fall type
  • --"Ed's Red" - shallot

  • *Melons
  • --"Blacktail Mountain" - early dwarf watermelon, dark green skin, red flesh, brown seeds
  • --"Ha Ogen" - smallish, early, seems drought-tolerant
  • --"Minnesota Midget" - early dwarf muskmelon/cantaloupe, (both fruit and plants are dwarf), fragrant orange flesh, little to no netting on fruit. Grown in isolation.
  • -"Noir des Carmes"
  • -"Sweet Freckles" - dwarf version of "Crane"
  • --a mix of "Ha Ogen," "Green Machine," and possibly other dwarf/early melons - spilled the seeds as they were drying so now they're all together. Likely also to be crossed, as I didn't hand-pollinate.

  • *Poppy
  • --cornfield/rememberance poppies (Papaver rhoeas) - most of them bright red with a black cross, some natural variations are all-red or have white crosses (not for eating)
  • --"Falling in Love" - Papaver rhoeas
  • --"Ziar Breadseed" - white flowers with a light purple cross, grey/black seed, pods ventless so seed doesn't escape

  • Radishes
  • --"Cherry Belle" - round and all-red
  • --"Edible-Podded" - used for the spicy pods, not the roots; goes immediately to flower, flowers white or pink, very productive.
  • --"Pink Beauty" - round and all-pink

  • Squash
  • --"American Tonda" (Cucurcita pepo) - orange and green, quite decorative and unusual with raised ribs
  • --"Milk" (Cucurbita moschata) - flat cheese-type for pie, light orange skin, orange flesh, white seeds

  • Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus)
  • --"Hopi Black Dye" - all-black seeds, yellow flowers
  • --"Tarahumara White" - all-white seeds, yellow flowers

  • *Tomatoes
  • --"Gold Nugget" - bright yellow cherry tomatoes, regular leaf, productive
  • --"Kellogg's Breakfast" - juicy orange fruit, regular leaf, indeterminate. seeds are older but germinate okay.
  • --"Silvery Fir Tree" - light red medium-size fruit; unusual lacey leaves that look kind of like carrot leaves (or a fir tree I guess)
  • --"Speckled Roman" - elongated fruit like a Roma, red with orange stripes and swirls, regular leaf, indeterminate, productive, good for sauce. I didn't isolate the plants so there is a small chance they might be crossed with Big Rainbow.

  • Miscellaneous
  • --Jerusalem cherry, Solanum pseudocapsicum - Not for eating! pretty houseplant with bright red, round berries that are mildly toxic. Can be grown outside over zone 8 and will form a nice bush.
  • --Poha berry, Physalis peruviana - golden berries in a papery husk, bushy pretty plants, eaten fresh or in jam
  • --Salsify "Mammoth Sandwich Island"
  • --Garlic chives


  • "Freebies"
  • These seeds are 6-7 years old so might have a reduced germination rate, but if you'd like to try some anyway I'll include them as a "bonus" in any trade, or for postage/SASE. I've had 90% germination with 7+ year-old bean seeds in the past so these might well do splendidly.
  • --eggplant "Thai Green Pea" - pea-sized and -colored eggplants on tall plants, needs warmth and a long season. used in curries.
  • --kohlrabi "Early Purple Vienna"


Seeds I am looking for:

  • -cool-looking/productive/tasty beans and peas of all sorts
  • -pea "Purple Passion"
  • -beans "Barksdale," "Grandma Nellie's Yellow Mushroom"
  • -unusually-colored azuki beans
  • -fava beans with patterned seed (other than spiral or pink cheek, which I have)
  • -Vigna subterranea
  • -"Triton" dwarf peppers
  • -"Little Greenseed" naked-seeded pumpkin
  • -sunflower "Mongolian Giant"
  • -double-flowered feverfew and chamomile
  • -native Australian flowering/edible plants
  • -foxglove "Pam's Choice" (seeds or plants)
  • -"Oaxacan Green" corn, except I don't want seeds for planting--don't have the room or aptitude for corn--but would like part of somebody's harvest so I can try the green tortillas the seed catalogs always mention. Same thing for any parching corn.


Plants I have to trade:

  • Edibles
  • --chives & garlic chives
  • --Jerusalem artichoke "Jack's Copperclad" - smooth copper-purple skins, plentiful yellow flowers every September, tubers crisp when raw
  • --onion "Tohono O'odham I'itoi's" - multiplier, small, each bulb about the size of a clove of garlic


  • *Ornamentals
  • --spring starflower "Wisley Blue"


  • *Carnivorous Plants
  • *North American Pitcher Plants
  • --Sarracenia alata
  • --Sarracenia alata "Giant"
  • --Sarracenia catesbaei (natural hybrid flava x purpurea)
  • --Sarracenia flava
  • --Sarracenia leucophylla "Titan"
  • --many others, will finish later
  • *Mexican Butterworts
  • --Pinguicula agnata "Scented"
  • --Pinguicula laueana
  • --Pinguicula x "Fraser's Beauty"
  • --Pinguicula x "Pirouette"
  • *Sundews
  • --Drosera capensis
  • --Drosera madagascariensis "Botswana"


Plants I am looking for:

  • -any information on red camellia "C.W. Clark" introduced by Roger Reynolds Nursery in southern California
  • -any triggerplants (Stylidium spp.)
  • -carnivorous plants I don't have -- email me for my full growlist. Particularly interested in Mexican pings, tuberous drosera, the large-flowered utrics, and any particularly dramatic sarracenia or flytraps
  • -Sarracenia purpurea "Sorrow"
  • -Sarracenia "Green Monster"
  • -Wollemi pine
  • -true cinnamon
  • -allspice
  • -nutmeg
  • -clove
  • -finger lime (in other colors than Four Winds Nursery's)
  • -native Australian flowering/edible plants
  • -colchicum bulbs
  • -tree dahlia
  • -dahlia "Porcelain"
  • -any red moss rose (not portulacas but the old-fashioned muscosa-type roses)
  • -Japanese maple "Aureum" (a.k.a. Full Moon)