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Seeds I have to trade:

  • Now open for trading!

  • Last Updated: January 13, 2015

  • Trades only. Sorry, I no longer respond to SASE or free seed inquiries or requests for charitable bulk seed donations. All donations are done locally.

    First, the serious stuff. I believe more information is better than not enough. The following is probably boring, perhaps some of it is unnecessary, but I ask prospective trading partners to please take the time to read before contacting me with questions that might already be answered here. If you are just browsing than simply skip all this stuff to get to the list. That is what I would do. :-)

  • People often ask if all my seed is non-GMO. The short answer is "Yes". The long answer: I am against corporate for-profit laboratory-created cross-species (aka transgenic) GMOs (frankenfoods). No variety in my seed collection is such a mutant beast for the simple reason that no such thing exists for the home gardener - at this point all GMO seeds are big ag field crops (though unfortunately I expect this situation to change somewhat soon). If a person wants to be justifiably concerned about something then do some research on the completely unregulated "Cell Fusion CMS" (Cytoplasmic Male Sterility) hybridization technology, "Cisgenic" technology, and "Genome Editing with Engineered Nucleases" (GEEN) technology. Seeds for such manipulated varieties will be showing up in your local retail seed rack soon (if they are not already there) and you will not have any way of knowing it, which I suspect is exactly what they want.

  • I do not grow 100 percent "organically", however that term is officially defined these days by the powers that be. As such I do not consider the seed I grow and harvest to be of an officially "organic" origin though I feel it is close and I am comfortable with my methods. I grow as naturally and as sustainably as is realistically possible, but I do engage in limited commercial chemical pesticide use for the rare times that it is necessary to do so. I also engage in limited use of processed chemical fertilizers. The food that has been grown on location and has fed my family for four generations going on five has always been far safer and of a far better quality than any of the garbage sold in the grocery store produce aisles. If the produce is good and the soil the produce is grown in is safe and healthy and is treated with respect, then the seed harvested from that produce is good whether grown 100 percent "organically" or not. Lastly, I am not a proponent of chemical herbicides - I do not allow the use of chemical herbicides such as glyphosate anywhere near my food or seed production areas.

  • As I cannot attest to their viability or being true-to-type I never trade seed that I receive from others in previous trades until it has been grown out and proven by me. All of the inventory that I offer is either commercially acquired by me, or is grown by me and harvested by hand at peak maturity. The two may be mixed together, some of the commercial seed may be treated.

  • All commercial seed in my possession was acquired from reputable sources. All seed grown and harvested by me is meticulously cleaned, sorted, and graded. All seed in my possession is stored properly. I do not test commercially acquired seed in my possession for viability, nor do I test flower or other non-edible plant seed that I harvest. Most but not all of the edible plant varieties of seed that I harvest are germination tested by me - I no longer test varieties that I have found in the past to have a consistently acceptable level of viability. The seeds that I trade are not rejects, extras, cast-offs, of dubious origin, or outdated. The seed that my trade partners get from me comes from the same inventory that I trust and use for my gardening, food production, and seed production - if it fails for you that means it will fail for me, and I do not want either situation to occur.

  • I do not obsess about even trades regarding what I get from my trade partner in return, as long as we are in the ballpark. Unless noted I always send more seed than the agreed-upon number of each variety to counter any possible germination issues that might occur for whatever reason. I do this simply for my peace of mind, I do not expect this of my trading partners. As long as I get what we agreed on, I am satisfied.

  • I package seeds carefully and safely for shipment. I always include a note in the shipping package that contains the pertinent trade information. I always ship seeds in a bubble mailer using correct postage. I expect the same courtesies in return.

  • All the previous being stated, once the seed leaves my possession I make no guarantees of anything, either expressed or implied. I will, however, make a concerted effort to resolve any unforeseen problem or situation that may arise in spite of our best efforts at a successful, hassle-free trade. Ultimately I just want both of us to have a pleasant, enjoyable trade experience, and that is always my goal.

  • While I rarely initiate trade offers myself anymore I do welcome any and all trade offers from others, but please do not be offended if I decline your trade offer or request. My life is a bit busier these days and shipping costs are becoming harder to justify, so I no longer trade just for the sake of doing trades. What you are offering or have on your trade list must really pique my interest. Multiple variety trades are preferred to justify shipping costs.

  • I check the GardenWeb Rate and Review feedback of every prospective trade partner before agreeing to a trade. At my discretion I may decline to do a trade if you have zero feedback. I always take the time to leave positive feedback in the GardenWeb Rate and Review Exchange, assuming a successful trade occurred. I kindly request that my trading partners reciprocate this courtesy. If you do not know how I will be happy to guide you through it (it is not at all difficult).

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  • Thanks for reading. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.

    Happy Trading!

    Now, on to the fun stuff (Yay!)...

    My Container PlantsMy Container Plants
    My GrowBox PlantsMy GrowBox Plants

  • Flowers/Ornamentals


  • Ageratum () "Blue Mink"
  • Alyssum () "Carpet of Snow"
  • Alyssum () "Royal Carpet"
  • Aster () "Dwarf Border" Mixed Colors
  • Bachelor's Button () "Double Mixed Colors"
  • Balsam (aka Touch Me Not) (Impatiens balsamina)
  • Calendula ()
  • Cleome () "Rose Queen"
  • Coleus () "Rainbow" Mixed Colors
  • Cosmic Cosmos, Orange ()
  • Forget-Me-Not () "Annual Firmament"
  • Kiss Me Over The Garden Gate (aka Prince's Feather) (Persicaria orientalis)
  • Larkspur () "Giant Imperial" Mixed Colors
  • Lobelia () "Crystal Palace"
  • Love In a Mist (Nigella damascena)
  • Morning Glory Vine () Mixed Colors
  • Ornamental Purslane, Pink Flowered ()
  • Petunia () Mix of varieties and colors.
  • Petunia, Old Fashioned () Mixed Colors
  • Poppy () "Drama Queen"
  • Poppy (Papaver somniferum) Double Pink Flowered
    My Poppy
  • Portulaca (aka Moss Rose) () "Magic Carpet" Mixed Colors
  • Pumpkin on a Stick (Solanum integrifolium) (ornamental eggplant)
  • Snapdragon () "Dwarf Magic Carpet" Mixed Colors
  • Strawflower () Tall, Mixed Colors
  • Swan River Daisy ()
  • Torenia () Mixed Colors
  • Wax Begonia (Begonia semperflorens) Green or Red Leaved, Mixed Colors. Very tiny seeds.
  • Morning Glory Vine () May be the original variety that has been renamed in modern times to "Grandpa Ott's". My grandfather started growing these on site back in the 1960s and the variety has been maintained by the family ever since. N/A


  • Astilbe, Salmon Flowers ()
  • Balloon Flower, Common Blue (aka Chinese Bellflower) (Platycodon grandiflorus)
  • Beebalm, Red () OUT
  • Beebalm, Scarlet (Monarda didyma) OUT
  • Blackberry Lilly (Bellancamda chinensis)
  • Black Eyed Susan/Gloriosa (Rudbeckia hirta) Single/Bicolor Flowers
  • Blanket Flower ()
  • California Poppy () (Rare White Flowers)
  • Cinquefoil "Miss Willmot"/"Monarch's Velvet" Mix (Potentilla nepalensis/Potentilla thunbergii)
  • Cinquefoil "Miss Willmot (Potentilla nepalensis)
  • Cinquefoil "Monarchs Velvet (Potentilla thunbergii)
  • Columbine () McKana's Mix
  • Columbine, Yellow Flowered ()
  • Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) (A butterfly plant.)
  • Common Violet () Off-Type Flowers White w/Blue Centers
  • Coneflower () White Flower
  • Coneflower, Cutleaf (Rudbeckia laciniata)
  • Coneflower, Gray Headed ()
  • Coneflower, Thin-Leaved (Rudbeckia triloba)
  • Cup Plant ()
  • Dames Rocket ()
  • False Sunflower ()
  • Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta)
  • Hosta () Mix of 3 unknown varieties.
  • Jack in the Pulpit ()
  • Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
  • Maltese Cross ()
  • Mandevilla () Tropical, Red Flowered
  • Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)
  • Old Fashioned Hollyhock ()
  • Oriental Poppy, Orange ()
  • Prickly Pear ()
  • Purple Prairie Clover ()
  • Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
  • Sumac, Smooth (Rhus glabra) (A butterfly plant.)
  • Solomon's Seal ()
  • Sweet William () Dark Red Flowered, Dark Foliage/Red Stems
  • Sweet William () Mixed Colors/Bicolors
  • Turtlehead ()
  • Viola, Common (aka "Johnny Jump Up", "Heartsease", "Wild Pansy") (Viola tricolor)
  • White Foxglove ()


  • "Little Bluestem"
  • "Prairie Dropseed"
  • "Sideoats Grama"
  • "Meadow/Hay/Grazing Mix" (5+ varieties of native and European grasses)


    My Basil HarvestMy Container Basil
  • Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
  • Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
  • "Greek Spicy Globe"
  • "Lemon"
  • "Red Rubin"
  • "Opal"
  • "Genovese"
  • "Lettuce Leaf"
  • "Siam Queen Thai"
  • "Common Sweet"
  • "Thai/Lemon Mix"
  • Borage (Borago officinalis) (Blue Flower)
  • Catmint (aka Catnip) (Nepeta cataria)
  • Chive, Common (Allium schoenoprasum)
  • Chive, Garlic (Allium tuberosum)
  • Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)
  • "Coriander"
  • "Slo Bolt"
  • "Large Leaf" N/A
  • Culantro (Eryngium foetidum) "Recao"
  • Cumin (Cuminum cyminum)
  • Curled Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium)
  • Dill (Anethum graveolens)
  • "Bouquet"
  • "Mammoth"
  • Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • "Common"
  • "Florence"
  • "Bronze" N/A
  • "Italian Montovano"
  • Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum)
  • Feverfew (Tanacetum partheniom)
  • Golden Margherite (aka Golden Chamomile) (Anthemis tinctoria)
  • Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)
  • Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis) (very tiny seeds)
  • Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratus)
  • Lovage (Levisticum officinale)
  • Mint (Mentha longifolia)
  • "Spearmint" (Mentha spicata L.)
  • Mustard, Black (Brassica nigra)
  • Mustard, Brown (Brassica juncea)
  • Mustard, White (Brassica alba) (aka Sinapis alba)
  • Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
  • Ox Eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
  • Coneflower, Pale Purple (Echinacea pallida)
  • Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
  • "Gigante D'Italia"
  • "Single Italian Plain Leaf"
  • Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea)
  • Sage (Salvia officinalis) (Salvia officinalis)
  • Salvia (aka Pineapple Sage) (Salvia elegans)
  • Savory (Satureja bortensis)
  • St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
  • Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana)
  • Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculoides)
  • Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
  • Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
  • Wood Nettle (Laportea canadensis)


    Note: Some varieties are lined out for one or more of the following reasons: 1.) Seed is of the age where I need to grow out the variety to obtain fresh seed stock. 2.) The seed does not originate from me, it has been acquired from a private source and I need to grow it out to verify. 3.) The seed count is getting low. 4.) I am simply not interested in trading the variety at this time for whatever reason (but could possibly be talked into it). If you see a lined-out variety that really interests you or one that you have had trouble finding elsewhere, let me know and I will see what I can do for you.


    My Onions/ShallotsMy Wild Ramps
    My Egyptian Onion Topsets
    My GW Onion Thread

  • Leek
  • "American Flag
  • "King Richard" N/A
  • Wild Leek (aka Ramps) (Allium tricoccum) (10 count per each trade, special trades only)
  • Onion, Bunching
  • "White Lisbon"
  • "Evergreen"
  • Onion, Bulbing
  • "Granex" hybrid
  • Egyptian Walking Onion Topsets
  • Yellow Multiplier (Potato) Onion
  • French Red Shallot


    My GarlicMy Garlic
    My GarlicMy Garlic

    Garlic Bulbils/First Year Rounds
    My Garlic Bulbils
    What I am offering are not cloved garlic bulbs. I am offering bulbils, which are the little "seeds" (actually clones) produced in heads or clusters on the tops of the plant scapes. My rounds are bulbils that had already been planted for one season and had been dug up for replanting. Bulbils and rounds will eventually size up to full-size cloved bulbs. If you need more information then please do further research, so that you understand what you are getting into regarding what I am offering.

    Items on this list are seed stock left over from fall planting. They have been in cold storage and are still perfectly viable. In fact, I am saving some of them myself for spring planting for harvesting as green garlic, which is a delightful late spring vegetable and decent early season market crop.

    My favorite garlic variety is German Brown.

  • "German Brown Hardneck Rocambole" rounds (up to dime size)
  • "German Brown Hardneck Rocambole" bulbils (pea size) (THOUSANDS in stock)
  • "German White Hardneck Porcelain" (aka "German Extra Hardy") rounds (pea size)
  • "German White Hardneck Porcelain" (aka "German Extra Hardy") bulbils (rice kernel size)
  • "Russian Red Hardneck Rocambole" bulbils (pea size)
  • "NoID "Jared #2 Purple Stripe Type 1" bulbils (pea size)

    Attention Garlic Growers: I have many more varieties of garlic than are listed above. In order to acquire garlic varieties that I do not have, I am interested in setting up advance bulbil-for-bulbil trades with other growers for the coming 2015 harvest. The idea is to make the trade deals this winter with the plan of shipping bulbils in September 2015, after the harvest and after bulbils have had a chance to properly cure. Trades need to be set up in advance so we have an idea of how many plants of which varieties that we need to let go to seed, so that we do not remove all the scapes as is usually done. If interested please contact me so we can trade garlic lists and make the arrangements. Thanks.

    List of my garlic varieties planted for 2015 (No bulbs are currently available for trade):

    Rocambole Hardneck
  • "Assissi"
  • "Bavarian"
  • "Carpathian"
  • "Colorado Black"
  • "German Brown"
  • "German Red"
  • "Martin's Heirloom"
  • "Montana Giant"
  • "Ontario Giant"
  • "Russian Red"
  • "Spanish Roja"
    Porcelain Hardneck
  • "Georgian Fire"
  • "German Extra Hardy"
  • "German White" (may be same as G.E.H., different source)
    Purple Stripe Hardneck
  • "Old Homestead"
  • "Siberian"
    Marbled Purple Stripe Hardneck
  • "Estonian Red"
  • "Metechi"
    Glazed Purple Stripe Hardneck
  • "Blanak"
    Asiatic Hardneck
  • "Asian Tempest"
  • "Bai Pi Suan"
    Creole Hardneck (weakly bolting)
  • "Rojo De Castro"
  • "Spanish Morado"
    Turban Hardneck (weakly bolting)
  • "Russian Inferno"
    Artichoke Softneck
  • "Inchellium Red" (Ark of Taste)
  • "Transylvanian"
    Silverskin Softneck
  • None
  • NoID "Jared #2 Purple Stripe"
  • NoID "Jared #3 Brown Clove Rocambole"


    My GW Beans Thread

    Green Snap Bush Bean
    My favorite green snap bush beans are Blue Lake and Jade, they are my production varieties of choice and I grow them every year.

  • "Black Valentine"
  • "Blue Lake"
  • "Blue Lake/Jade 50/50 Mix"
  • "Blue Lake 274"
  • "Bountiful"
  • "Bushmaster"
  • "Clines Potato Patch"
  • "Contender"
  • "Earliserve"
  • "Espada"
  • "Giant Stringless"
  • "Greencrop"
  • "Gussdor" (rare - 10 count per each trade, special trades only)
  • "Jade"
  • "Kitchen King"
  • "Landreth's Stringless"
  • "Nash"
  • "Painted Pony"
  • "Provider"
  • "Slenderette"
  • "Strike"
  • "Stringless Green Pod"
  • "Superlative"
  • "Tenderbush"
  • "Tenderette"
  • "Tendergreen"
  • "Tendergreen Improved"
  • "Tennessee Green Pod"
  • "Top Crop"
  • "Trueblue"
  • "Vermont Appaloosa"
  • "Green Snap/Dry Bush Landrace Mix" (special trades only)
  • "Black Canterbury Dwarf" N/A
  • "Blue Lake 156" N/A
  • "Blue Lake Ventura" N/A
  • "Clarissa" N/A
  • "Kentucky Wonder Bush" N/A
  • "Red Peanut" N/A

    Wax/Yellow Snap Bush Bean
    My Wax Beans
    So many excellent wax beans, but then again I am biased because my favorite beans are wax beans. My favorite wax/yellow snap bush beans for main production are Gold Rush and Cherokee Wax. Carson Wax is fickle but absolutely fantastic in a good growing season. It is the most beautiful, best tasting wax bean I have ever grown but it can be undependable, so I do not trust the variety for my main production.

  • "Brittle Wax"
  • "Buerre De Rocquencourt"
  • "Carson Wax"
  • "Cherokee Wax"
  • "Crystal White Wax" (rare - 10 count per each trade, special trades only)
  • "Dragon Tongue" (Yellow pods streaked with purple.)
  • "Eureka"
  • "Gold Crop"
  • "Golden Wax Improved" (aka "Topnotch")
  • "Gold Rush"
  • "Gold Rush/Pencil Pod 50/50 Mix"
  • "Greencrop Wax"
  • "Indy Gold"
  • "Kinghorn Wax"
  • "Mellow Yellow"
  • "Pencil Pod Black Wax"
  • "Rocdor" (aka "Roc D'Or")
  • "Eureka Black" (Black seed off-type.) N/A

    Purple Snap Bush Bean
    My Purple Dove Beans

    My favorite purple bean is Royal Burgundy. My grandfather's and father's favorite was Purple Queen.

  • "Purple Dove"
  • "Purple Queen"
  • "Purple Queen/Royal Burgundy 50/50 Mix"
  • "Red Swan"
  • "Regal Salad" (rare - 10 count per each trade, special trades only)
  • "Royal Burgundy"
  • "Royalty Purple Pod"
  • "Haricot Rouge De Syrie" N/A
  • "Purple Amazon" N/A
  • "Robert's Royalty" N/A

    Filet Bush Bean
  • "Baguio"
  • "Fantastic Filet"
  • "Fin De Bagnol"
  • "Golden Treasure"
  • "Gourmet Green"
  • "Green Snap"
  • "Lynx"
  • "Masai"
  • "Maxibel"
  • "Nickel"
  • "Triumph De Farcy"
  • "French Filet" N/A
  • "Mon Petit Cheri" N/A
  • "Soleil" N/A
  • "Velour Purple" N/A

    Dry/Shell Bush Bean
    My Mixed BeansMy Landrace Beans

    No favorites here, I love 'em all. What I find interesting is that with few exceptions the easiest to grow and most productive dry beans are the most uninteresting: Pintos, Small Reds, Northern Whites, Kidneys. Probably why that is all a person ever sees at the grocery store. So why do I grow those common varieties instead of just buying them? Because mine will be fresher and taste better, and will never contain chemical residues.

  • "Black Nightfall"
  • "Black Turtle"
  • "Bobis D'Albenga" (rare - special trades only)
  • "Calypso Black" (aka "Orca", "Yin Yang")
  • "Cannellini"
  • "Coco Noir"
  • "Dark Red Kidney"
  • "Duane Baptiste"
  • "Ferry Morse Pinto #2145"
  • "Fisher" (rare - special trades only)
  • "Great Northern"
  • "Hidatsa/Mandan/Arikara Red" (Ark of Taste)
  • "Hidatsa/Mandan/Arikara Yellow" (Ark of Taste)
  • "Hidatsa/Mandan/Arikara Landrace Mix" (Many beautiful colors - special trades only.)
  • "Hutterite Soup" (Ark of Taste)
  • "Jacobs Cattle" (Ark of Taste)
  • "Johnson" (rare - 10 count per each trade, special trades only)
  • "King of the Early"
  • "Marfax"
  • "Maroon Majesty" (rare - special trades only)
  • "Mayocoba" (aka "Canario")
  • "Midnight Black"
  • "Navy Pea"
  • "Pale Red Kidney"
  • "Peregion"
  • "Pink Floyd" (pinto type)
  • "Pinto"
  • "Red Calypso"
  • "Refugee" (pinto type) (rare - special trades only)
  • "Scarlet Beauty"
  • "Small Red"
  • "Soldier"
  • "Steuben Yellow Eye"
  • "Swedish Brown"
  • "Tiger Eye"
  • "Vermont Cranberry"
  • "Beca Brown" N/A
  • "Blue Goose" N/A
  • "Calypso All Black" (Off-type from Red Calypso.) N/A
  • "Covelo Reservation" N/A
  • "Faux Bois" (Stable Peregion off-type, brown with dark brown stripes.) N/A
  • "Galaxy" (Stable Peregion off-type, black with white specks.) N/A
  • "Gross Brothers Vermont Cranberry" N/A
  • "Kenearly Yellow Eye"N/A
  • "Minnesota Cranberry" (Pinto type) N/A
  • "Mt Pima Black Pinto" N/A
  • "Nano Rena Di Gallo" N/A
  • "Peregion #4" (Stable Peregion off-type, black with dark brown stripes.) N/A
  • "Peregion/Vermont Cranberry Cross" N/A
  • "Purple Majesty"

    Horticultural Bush Shell/Dry Bean
    My Tongue of Fire Beans

    I am a convert to shelly beans, which have never been a part of the food culture in my region. As far as favorites go, I love 'em all.

  • "Cargamanto Cranberry"
  • "French Horticultural"
  • "Lena Cisco's Bird Egg" (Ark of Taste)
  • "Sharenchich" (Republika Srpska/Bosnia)
  • "Taylor Dwarf"
  • "Tongue of Fire"
  • "Wren's Egg"
  • "Borlotto" N/A
  • "Perona Verde" N/A

    Pole Snap/Romano/Lima/Dry/Shell Bean
  • "Grandma Nellie's Yellow Mushroom"
  • "Kentucky Wonder Rust Resistant"
  • "Kentucky Wonder Wax"
  • "Mountaineer White" Half Runner
  • "Myrna's Green Snap Half Runner" (local family heirloom) (special trades only)
  • "Myrna's Speckled" (off-type of Myrna's Green Snap) N/A (special trades only)
  • "NoID Black Seeded"
  • "NoID Greasy"
  • "NT Half Runner" Half Runner
  • "Purple Podded"
  • "Ram's Horn" (aka "Pretzel")
  • "Rattlesnake"
  • "Riggin's Stick"
  • "Speckled Calico" Lima (aka Christmas)
  • "Tobacco Worm"
  • "Tungs"
  • "Uncle Steves"
  • "White Caseknife"
  • "White Seeded Blue Lake Snap"
  • "Yellow Indian Woman" (Ark of Taste) (special trades only)
  • "Alabama Black Butterbean" Lima N/A
  • "Alabama Painted Lady" N/A
  • "Barnes Mountain" N/A
  • "Blue Lake Pole Stringless FM1" N/A
  • "Blue Marbut" N/A
  • "Brockton Horticultural" N/A
  • "Brown Striped Greasy/Cutshort" N/A
  • "Cherokee Greasy" N/A
  • "Cherokee Trail of Tears" N/A
  • "Doyce Chambers" N/A
  • "Fortex" N/A
  • "Grandma Barnett" N/A
  • "Grannies Purple" N/A
  • "Hanna Hank" N/A
  • "Hidatsa Shield Figure" (Ark of Taste) N/A
  • "Ideal Market Snap" N/A
  • "Kentucky Blue" N/A
  • "Kentucky Wonder Brown" N/A
  • "Kukuruzar" (Republika Srpska) N/A
  • "Lazy Housewife" N/A
  • "Little Greasy" N/A
  • "Marvel of Venice" N/A
  • "Mayflower" (aka "Amish Knuttle") (Ark of Taste) N/A
  • "Neckargold" N/A
  • "North Carolina Speckled Greasy/Cutshort" N/A
  • "Norwegian Pencil" N/A
  • "Old Man Minnetonka" (Local Heirloom) N/A
  • "Parshall" N/A
  • "Pennsylvania German Red Lima" N/A
  • "Pink Half Runner" (aka "Red Peanut") Half Runner N/A
  • "Red Nightfall" N/A
  • "Romano Pole" N/A
  • "Rose" N/A
  • "Spartan" Half Runner N/A
  • "Striped Hull Greasy" N/A
  • "Tennessee Cutshort" N/A
  • "Trionfo Violetto" N/A
  • "True Red Cranberry" (Ark of Taste) N/A
  • "Turkey Craw" (Ark of Taste) N/A
  • "Williams Family Striped Cutshort" N/A

  • "Aubrey Deane" Lima N/A - Lost
  • "Aztec" Runner N/A - Lost
  • "Aztec Cave" N/A - Lost
  • "Blue Shackamaxon" N/A - Lost
  • "Cades Cove" N/A - Lost
  • "Dolloff" N/A - Lost
  • "Fagioli Rampicanti Marengo" N/A - Lost
  • "Gold of Bacau" Wax N/A - Lost
  • "Good Mother Stallard" N/A - Reacquired.
  • "Koronis Purple" N/A - Lost
  • "Runner Cannellini" N/A - Lost
  • "Valena" Horticultural N/A - Lost
  • "Wonder of Venice" N/A - Lost

    Miscellaneous Beans
    My Adzuki Beans
  • Adzuki Bean (aka Aduki, Azuki) (Vigna angularis)
  • Asian/Noodle Vining Bean
  • "Yard Long Red Pod"
  • "Yard Long Green Pod"
  • "Sitaw" N/A
  • Fava Bean
  • "Extra Precoce A Grano Violetto" N/A
  • Hyacinth Bean (Dolichos lablab)
  • "Purple" (Dolichos purpureus) N/A
  • "White" (Dolichos alba) N/A
  • Lima Bush Bean
  • "Henderson Baby Lima"
  • Romano Bush Bean
  • "Roma II"
  • "Early Bush Italian"
  • "Gaia" N/A
  • "Blue Ribbon" N/A


  • "Minnesota Midget"
  • "Iroquois"


  • "Utah 52-70"
  • "Afina Cutting"

    Cowpea (aka Southern Pea)

    My CowpeasMy Cowpeas

    I am a northern convert to southern peas. Cowpeas have never been a part of the food culture in my region. All varieties are decent, but my favorites are Blue Goose, Old Timer, and Penny Rile for production and flavor. A friend's favorite is Pigott. If you have never made Hoppin' John, you have been missing out on a treat. Also great as a dry bean for use in soups and stews.

  • "Black Crowder"
  • "Blue Goose Crowder" (Semi Vining)
  • "California Blackeye" (Vining)
  • "Colossus"
  • "Gray Speckled Palapye" (special trades only)
  • "MN13" (Bush) (rare - special trades only)
  • "MN157" (Bush (rare - special trades only)
  • "Old Timer" (Bush)
  • "Penny Rile"
  • "Red Ripper"
  • "Six Week Browneye" (Vining)
  • "Skunk Pea" (Vining, Long Season)
  • "Top Pick"
  • "Zippercream"
  • "Big Boy" (Bush) N/A
  • "Dixie Lee Crowder" (Bush) N/A
  • "Green Eyed Pea" N/A
  • "Knuckle Purple Hull" N/A
  • "Lady" N/A
  • "Mississippi Purple Hull" N/A
  • "Mount Pima Yori Muni" (Semi Vining) N/A
  • "Pigott" N/A
  • "Pinkeye Purple Hull" N/A
  • "Queen Anne" N/A
  • "Risina Del Trasiofino (Bush)" N/A
  • "White Whippoorwill" N/A
  • "Yeome Purple String" N/A


    My Kohlrabi
  • Broccoli
  • "Sun King"
  • "Green Sprouting Calabrese"
  • "Waltham 29"
  • "Romanesco"
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • "Long Island Improved"
  • Cabbage, Asian
  • "Baby Choi"
  • "Pak Choi"
  • "Michihili"
  • Cabbage
  • "Earliana"
  • "Early Jersey Wakefield"
  • "All Seasons"
  • "Premium Flat Dutch Late"
  • "Red Acre"
  • Cauliflower
  • "Snowball Y"
  • "Snowball Early"
  • "Winter Dream"
  • Collards
  • "Georgia"
  • "Yellow Cabbage" N/A
  • Kohlrabi
  • "Early White Vienna"
    My GW Kohlrabi Thread
  • "Broccoli Raab" (aka "Rapini") (Brassica rapa)
  • Horseradish (crowns) (currently out of season)
    My GW Horseradish Thread


    My GW Cucumber Thread
    My CucumbersMy Cucumbers
    My Cucumber TrellisMy Cucumber Trellis

    I have tried many different and funky cucumber varieties and have continually been unimpressed or disappointed. To me, nothing compares to these three varieties for production and flavor and they are all I grow now. Good for pickling, salad, slices. Trellis your cucumber vines, you will never regret it.

  • "Homemade Pickles"
  • "Boston Pickling"
  • "National Pickling" N/A

    Edible Flowers/Ornamentals

  • "Common/Wild Viola" (aka "Johnny Jump Up", "Heartsease", "Wild Pansy") (Viola tricolor) (edible leaves and flowers, small quantity trades only)
  • "Common Blue Violet Variant" (Viola sororia) (I do not offer the common blue violet because of it's aggressive spreading habit. This is the rarer white/purple variant, which is very pretty and not as aggressive. Small quantity trades only.)
  • Balloon Flower, Common Blue (aka Chinese Bellflower) (Platycodon grandiflorus) (edible roots)
  • "Yellow Violet" (Viola pubescens) (small quantity trades only) N/A
  • "Northern White Violet" (Viola pallens) (small quantity trades only) N/A
  • "Canadian White Violet" (Viola canadensis) (small quantity trades only) N/A


    My Sweet Lettuce MixMy Strawberry Spinach
  • Arugula
  • "Roquette"
  • Asian Greens Mix Mix consisting of Callaloo, Tatsoi, Pak Choi, Osaka Mustard, and more.
  • Chicory
  • "Italico Rosso" N/A
  • Corn Salad
  • "D'Etampes" OUT
  • Endive
  • "Green Curled Ruffec" N/A
  • Lettuce
  • "Kraganer Sommer"
  • "Red Romaine"
  • "Prizehead"
  • "Sweet Lettuce Landrace Mix" (special trades only)
  • "Red Deer Tongue" N/A
  • "Crisp Mint" N/A
  • "Grand Rapids" N/A
  • Mesclun
  • "Spicy Mix"
  • Mustard
  • "Red Frills" N/A
  • Radicchio
  • "Rosso Di Treviso" N/A
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • "Bloomsdale Long Standing"
  • "Giant Noble"
  • "Harmony" N/A
  • Strawberry Spinach (aka Beetberry)
  • Swiss Chard
  • "Fordhook Giant"
  • Turnip
  • "Seven Top" (Grown primarily for the greens.)


  • "Burgundy"
  • "Jade"


    My GW Pea Thread

    English/Shell Peas
    My favorites are Green Arrow, Wando, and Little Marvel. My father's favorites were Wando and Little Marvel. My grandfather's favorite was Little Marvel. He loved his peas, ate them using a knife (I have yet to understand why). Little Marvel is a lot of work for what you get, but the flavor and texture are superior to anything else I have tried. I despise eating hard peas. The simple secret to great tasting peas is to harvest your peas young. I screen my shelled peas to remove any big hard ones and to sort out the wonderful baby peas from the rest of the keepers.

  • "Willit's Wonder"
  • "Lincoln"
  • "Tall Telephone"
  • "Green Arrow/Wando/Little Marvel Mix"
  • "Coral" N/A
  • "Little Sweetie" N/A
  • "Kelvedon" N/A
  • "Thomas Laxton" N/A
  • "Golden Sweet" N/A
  • "Cascadia" N/A
  • "Waverex" (aka "Petit Pois" N/A
  • "Blue Podded" (aka "Blauschokker")
  • Field Pea
  • "Austrian Field" N/A
  • "Green Field" (Harvest for use as a dry/soup pea.)
  • Snow/Snap Peas (Edible Pod)
  • "Super Sugar Snap" N/A
  • "Dwarf Gray Sugar"
  • "Mammoth Melting Sugar"
  • Pigeon Pea (Cajanus indicus) N/A


    Sweet Peppers
    My favorite pepper variety hands down is Jimmy Nardello, although I wish it had thicker walls. It is listed in the Slow Food USA's Ark of Taste. My father's favorite was California Wonder bell. My sister's favorite is Sweet Cherry.

  • "California Wonder Bell"
  • "Corno Di Toro"
  • "Costa Rican Bell" hybrid
  • "Cubanelle"
  • "Jimmy Nardello" (Ark of Taste)
  • "Keystone Bell"
  • "Mini Bell Brown"
  • "Mini Bell Orange"
  • "Mini Bell Red"
  • "Mini Bell Mix"
  • "Napoleon Bell"
  • "Red Belgium"
  • "Sheepnose Pimiento" (Ark of Taste) N/A
  • "Siling Lara"
  • "Sweet Banana"
  • "Sweet Cherry"
  • "Tam Jalapeno"

    Hot/Very Hot Peppers
    My Hot PeppersMy Hot Peppers
    My favorite hot pepper varieties are Black Hungarian, Cascabella, and Pepperoncini. The "Spicy Sheepnose" cross that I am working on might go to the top of my list, time will tell. The favorite variety of a friend of mine is Lemon Drop (aka Hot Lemon).

  • "Ancho Poblano"
  • "Bhut Jolokia Peach"
  • "Bhut Jolokia Red"
  • "Bhut Jolokia Yellow"
  • "Big Jim"
  • "Big Thai" hybrid
  • "Bishop's Crown"
  • "Black Hungarian"
  • "Bulgarian Carrot"
  • "Caribbean Red"
  • "Cascabella"
  • "Cayenne Long Slim"
  • "Dorset Naga"
  • "Fatalii"
  • "Fish" (Ark of Taste)
  • "Fresno"
  • "Habanero Orange"
  • "Habanero Red"
  • "Lemon Drop" (aka "Hot Lemon", "Aji Limon")
  • "Hungarian Wax"
  • "Jalapeno" (American Seed Co.)
  • "Jalapeno Early"
  • "Jalapeno M"
  • "Jamaican Yellow Mushroom"
  • "Naga Jolokia PC-1"
  • "Pasilla Bagio"
  • "Pepperoncini"
  • "Pitelca"
  • "Pizza"
  • "Rellenos Best" hybrid
  • "Rocoto Orange" (Golf ball-size round pale orange peppers.)
  • "Rocoto Orange" (Smaller oblong deep orange peppers.)
  • "Rocoto Orange Mix"
  • "Satan's Kiss" (aka Tondo Piccante Calabrese)
  • "Serrano"
  • "Tabasco"
  • "Thai Bird" (aka "Phrik Khi Nu")
  • "Thai Dragon"
  • "Turgu Mures"
  • "Yellow Cayenne"
  • "Zimbabwe Bird"
  • "Beaver Dam" (Ark of Taste) N/A
  • "Habanero Blocky Milk Chocolate" N/A
  • "Habanero Pointed Dark Chocolate" N/A
  • "Large Red Blocky Hab" (Large 3 inch habs, my own crossed variety.) N/A
  • "Red Mushroom" (Not "Jamiacan Red Mushroom") N/A
  • "Rocoto Red" N/A
  • "Spicy Sheepnose" (My own crossed variety.) N/A

    Container Peppers
    My sister's favorite hot pepper is Super Chili.

  • "Bolivian Rainbow" (ornamental)
  • "Chili Loco" (ornamental)
  • "Chilly Chili" (ornamental)
  • "Super Chili"
  • "Thai Bird" (aka "Phrik Khi Nu")

    Root Vegetables

    My BeetsMy Carrots
    My favorite beet is Detroit Dark Red. My favorite carrot is Nantes Scarlet. My favorite radish is Cherry Belle. My father's favorite radish was Cherry Belle. My grandfather's favorite radish was Black Spanish Round. My grandfather loved radish sandwiches, which consisted of two slices of buttered bread, radish slices, salt and pepper. Good stuff, but I like to sneak in a slice of venison summer sausage. :-)

  • Beet
  • "Bulls Blood"
  • "Chioggia"
  • "Cylindra"
  • "Detroit Dark Red"
  • "Early Wonder Tall Top"
  • "Ruby Queen"
  • Burdock (aka Gobo)
  • "Takinogawa Long" N/A
  • Carrot
  • "Danver's Half Long"
  • "Imperator"
  • "Nantes Scarlet"
  • "Chantenay"
  • "Amarillo" N/A
  • "Muscade N/A
  • Celeriac
  • "Large Prague"
  • Chicory, Common (Chicorum intybus) (Leaves and roots edible, roots can also be roasted and used as a coffee substitute.)
  • Parsley
  • "Hamburg Rooted" (Grow for edible roots.)
  • Parsnip
  • "Hollow Crown"
  • Radish
  • "Black Spanish Round" (Winter)
  • "Cherry Belle/Early Scarlet Globe Mix" (my two favorite radishes)
  • "Chinese Rose"
  • "Chinese Rose" (Winter)
  • "Crimson Giant"
  • "Daikon Long"
  • "German Giant"
  • "Purple Plum"
  • "Salad Giant"
  • "Sparkler"
  • "Watermelon"
  • "White Globe"
  • "White Icicle"
  • "Madras" (Edible Pods)
  • "Candela Di Fuoco" N/A
  • "Helios" N/A
  • Pink Beauty N/A
  • Rutabaga
  • "American Purple Top"
  • Salsify
  • "Mammoth Sandwich Island" N/A
  • Scorzonera (aka Black Salsify) N/A
  • Turnip
  • "Purple Top White Globe"
  • "White Egg"
  • "Golden Globe"


    My Soybeans
  • "Gardensoy 12"
  • "Black Jet"
  • "Sayamusume"
  • "Envy"
  • "Blackeye" N/A
  • "Amish" N/A
  • "Aoyu" N/A
  • "Tokyo Verte" N/A
  • "Fiskeby" N/A
  • "Beer Friend" N/A
  • "Gardensoy 42" N/A
  • "Fledderjohn" N/A
  • "Agate" N/A
  • "Mica Ungara" N/A


    My GW Squash Thread

  • Summer Squash
  • "Black Beauty"
  • "Fordhook"
  • Winter Squash
  • "Table Queen Acorn"
  • "Waltham Butternut"


    My GW Tomato Thread-----My Other GW Tomato Thread
    My TomatoesMy Tomatoes
    My TomatoesMy Tomatoes

    Ah, tomatoes. The prima donnas of the vegetable garden. I have nothing even remotely resembling a favorite tomato variety. I love tomatoes, they are my favorite garden "vegetable" and my most important crop, but I find them to be labor intensive, inconsistent, fickle, finicky, spoiled little water hogs. A variety that does excellent this year may fail next year, for no apparent reason (this is one of the reasons why I have been working on landraces). My most successful strategy has been to plant multiple varieties, monitor constantly for diseases, talk nicely to them, and pray for a good growing season. ;-)

    Red/Pink Beefsteak/Slicing Tomatoes

  • "Abraham Lincoln"
  • "Big Boy" hybrid
  • "Bison"
  • "Bloody Butcher"
  • "Box Car Willie"
  • "Brandywine"
  • "Burpee's Long Keeper"
  • "Crimson Cushion"
  • "Delicious"
  • "Double Rich" (rare - special trades only)
  • "Early Girl" hybrid
  • "Homestead"
  • "Independence Day"
  • "Kentucky Beefsteak"
  • "Marglobe"
  • "Mortgage Lifter"
  • "Oregon Spring"
  • "Rutgers-Select"
  • "Super Beefsteak"
  • "Supersteak" hybrid"
  • "Beefsteak Landrace Mix" (special trades only)
  • "Arkansas Traveler" N/A
  • "Azoychka" N/A
  • "Burbank Red Slicing" N/A
  • "Burpee's Long Keeper" N/A
  • "Coldset" N/A
  • "Costoluto Genovese" N/A
  • "Earl's Faux" N/A
  • "Endless Summer" N/A
  • "Fuzzy Peach" N/A
  • "Marianna's Peace" N/A
  • "Marmande" N/A
  • "Mini-Beef" N/A
  • "Monomahk's Hat" N/A
  • "Moravsky Div" N/A
  • "Moscow" N/A
  • "Mrs. Maxwell's Big Italian" N/A
  • "Porterhouse" hybrid N/A
  • "Pruden's Purple" N/A
  • "Siberian" N/A
  • "Sioux" N/A
  • "Stupice" N/A
  • "Vera Tomato Pepper" N/A
  • "Watermelon" N/A
  • "Yellow Stuffer"N/A
  • "Zarnitsa" N/A

    Black Beefsteak/Slicing Tomatoes
  • "Black Brandywine"
  • "Black from Tula"
  • "Cherokee Purple" (Ark of Taste)
  • "Carbon"
  • "Black Beefsteak Mix"
  • "Black Krim" N/A
  • "Black Sea Man" N/A
  • "Black Zebra" N/A
  • "Large Barred Boar" N/A
  • "Nyagous N/A
  • "Russian/Japanese Trifele" N/A
  • "Ukranian Black" N/A

    Other Colors Beefsteak/Slicing Tomatoes
  • "Thomesol White"
  • "Evergreen"
  • "Kellogg's Breakfast"
  • "Rumi Banjan Orange"
  • "Rumi Banjan Yellow"
  • "NoID Yellow Medium Slicer"
  • "Ananas Noir" N/A
  • "Berkely Tie Die" N/A
  • "Dagma's Perfection" N/A
  • "Pineapple" N/A

    Plum/Paste/Sausage/Oxheart Tomatoes
  • "Amish Paste" (Ark of Taste)
  • "Debarao Paste"
  • "Giant Oxheart"
  • "Green Sausage"
  • "Polish Linguisa"
  • "Principe Borghese" (excellent sun dried tomato)
  • "Red Oxheart"
  • "Roma VF"
  • "San Marzano"
  • "Sweet Aroma" hybrid
  • "Striped Roma"
  • "Large Paste Landrace Mix" (special trades only)
  • "Christopher Columbus" N/A
  • "Giant Pink Paste" N/A
  • "Power's Heirloom Yellow" N/A
  • "Red Sausage" N/A
  • "Sheboygan" (Ark of Taste) N/A
  • "Weeping Charlie" N/A

    Cherry/Pear/Grape/Currant Tomatoes
    My favorite small tomato is Ankenny Cherry. My sister's favorite small tomato is Moby Grape.

  • "Ankenny Cherry" (local family heirloom, special trades only)
  • "Black Cherry"
  • "Galina's Yellow Cherry"
  • "Juane Flamme"
  • "Large Fruited Red Cherry"
  • "Jelly Bean" hybrid
  • "Moby Grape"
  • "Snow White"
  • "Spoon"
  • "Super Sweet 100"
  • "Currant, White"
  • "Currant, Red"
  • "Yellow Pear"
  • "Aunt Ruby's Yellow Cherry" N/A
  • "Lemon Drop" N/A
  • "Livingston's Grape" N/A
  • "Sweet Sharon" N/A
  • "Tigerella" N/A

    Container Tomatoes
  • "Cherry Falls" (Cascading tomato type, but can grow upright with support. This variety, in a container, is always my earliest tomato producer.)
    My GW Cherry Falls Thread
  • "Containers Choice Red"
  • "Micro Tom"
  • "Red Robin"
  • "Jack's Beanstalk Tomato" N/A (I named this variety, an unknown cross that grows 8-10 feet high in a container every year in my short growing season, could easily go higher in a longer growing season. Impressive plant and fun to grow, early producer of lots of cherry-type tomatoes. Produces all summer long. Always my second earliest producer.) (Special trades only.)
    My GW Container Tomato Thread

    Misc. Edible Nightshades

    My Eggplant
  • Eggplant (Solanum melongena)
  • "Pingtung Long"
  • "Black Night"
  • "Black Beauty"
  • Tomatillo (Physalis philadelphica)
  • "Verde" (green)
  • "Purple"
  • Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana)
  • Chinese Lantern (Physalis alkekengi)
  • Ground Cherry (Physalis pruinosa)
  • "Aunt Molly's" (Ark of Taste)
  • "Cossack Pineapple"
  • Garden Huckleberry
  • "Common" (Solanum melanocerasum)
  • "Sunberry" (aka "Wonderberry") (Solanum burbankii) N/A
  • "Chichiquelite" (Solanum nigrum)


  • Sweet Corn
  • Flour Corn
  • "Arikara White"
  • "Iroquois White" (aka "Tuscarora") (Listed on Ark of Taste)
  • Flint Corn
  • "Victor Kucyk 2175"
  • "Floriani Red" N/A
  • Popcorn
  • "Miniature Rainbow" N/A


    Sorry, this category has yet to be reorganized and updated.

  • Spring Wheat
  • "Faller" (modern variety)
  • "Dylan"
  • "Red Vernal Emmer" (modern variety) N/A
  • "Hard Red Spring" (NoID modern variety) N/A
  • "Trigo Supreme" N/A
  • "Lavras" N/A
  • "Chengdu" N/A
  • Triticum Spherococcum NoID N/A
  • Durum Wheat
  • "Moroccan Frost" N/A
  • Triticale
  • "Juan" N/A
  • "Musky" N/A
  • Spelt
  • Einkorn (Stone age wheat.) N/A
  • Kamut (Ancient) N/A
  • Emmer Turanicum N/A
  • Oats
  • "Hulless"
  • Barley
  • "Black Hulless" N/A
  • "Karan 16" Dwarf" N/A
  • "Blackhart" N/A
  • "Schrene Hulless" N/A
  • "Jet Hulless" N/A
  • Buckwheat
  • "Medawaska Tartary" N/A
  • "Soba" N/A
  • Rye
  • "Gazelle" N/A
  • "Cereal" N/A
  • Sorghum
  • "Sugar Drip"
  • "Honey Drip" N/A
  • Broomcorn (Sorghum)
  • "Old Fashioned Rainbow" N/A
  • Sunflower
  • "Black Oil" (Selected for large productive heads.)
  • Millet
  • "Candlestick" N/A
  • "Purple Majesty" N/A
  • Teff N/A
  • Sesame "Black Seeded"
  • Flax
  • "Golden" N/A
  • "Perennial Blue" N/A
  • "Scarlet" N/A
  • Amaranth
  • "Golden Giant"
  • "Burgundy"


    My Potato Pics in Another GW Member's Thread.

  • True Potato Seed (Wild Pollinated)
  • Seed Potato (potato for potato trades only)
  • "Carola"
  • "German Butterball"
  • "Irish Cobbler"
  • "Red Gold"
  • "Red Cloud"
  • Fingerling Seed Potato (potato for potato trades only)
  • "Rose Finn Apple"
  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • "Red Fuseau" (currently out of season)
  • "Common" (Light Brown/White) (currently out of season)


    My Currants
  • Wild Grape Vine (aka Riverbank Grape) (Vitis riparia)
  • Alpine Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)
  • "Reugen" (red)
  • Currant
    My GW Currant Thread
  • "Red/Pink/White Mix" (Ribes rubrum)
  • "American Black" (Ribes americanum) N/A
  • Missouri Gooseberry (Ribes missouriense) N/A
  • Nanking Cherry (Prunus tomentosa)
  • Western Sand Cherry (Prunus besseyi)
  • American Black Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) N/A
  • Juneberry (aka Serviceberry) (Amelanchier alnifolia) N/A
  • Common Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) N/A
  • Wild Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
  • Apple Mix (Malus domestica) (Seeds from "Golden Delicious", "Haralson", "Macintosh". Apple seeds do not hold true, but still might produce decent apples.)


  • Plains Prickly Pear (Opuntia macrorhiza) (Minnesota native; edible seeds, fruit, and pads)
    My GW Prickly Pear Thread

    Smoking/Pipe/Cigar/Plug/Chewing Tobacco

    (These also make wonderful ornamentals.)

  • "Orinoco"
  • "Gold Dollar Burley"
  • "Kelly Burley"
  • "Connecticut Shade Leaf"
  • "Golden Seal"
  • "Turkish Samsun"
  • "Iranian Shirazi"
  • "Greenwood Dark"
  • "Hungarian Szamosi"
  • "Havana Cigar Wrapper"
  • "Virginia Bright Leaf"
  • "Virginia Gold"
  • "Virginia Gold Strain #6"
  • "Havana Strain #16"
  • "Havana Strain #18"
  • "Cuban" (Originally received from a grower in Hawaii, provenance beyond that is unknown.)
  • "Papa Drake" (Originally received from a grower in Hawaii, provenance beyond that is unknown.)
  • "Native Tobacco" (aka "Hopi", "Mapacho", "Sacred") (Nicotiana rustica)

    Other for Trade

  • Zip Locking Seed Bags, 2 inch x 2 inch
    New unused. Approximately 90ct. Bags are too small for my stiff fingers to work with so I do not use them, would be happy to trade them off for some seed.

  • Granulated Maple Sugar
    Made in Minnesota by me. Every year I tap maple trees, collect the sap, and process that sap into maple syrup. Some of the syrup is then processed down into granulated maple sugar. Absolutely nothing is added, this is an all natural sucrose that has a wonderful maple flavor and is a very healthy substitute for refined sugar.

    Maple sugar has many uses: I love chopped onions or shallots carmelized using butter and maple sugar. Sprinkle it on bacon or breakfast sausage when frying, far better than the artificial maple flavored stuff. Use as a topping for homemade cinnamon rolls and cookies. It is great on cereal and hot oatmeal. Can be used as an ingredient in many recipes as a direct one-to-one substitute for refined sugar. Lots of uses. Premium stuff made with care, quality guaranteed. Keeps well, ships well. Trade for ?

  • Produce Harvest/Storage Crates
    My Produce Crate
    Made in Minnesota by me. I got tired of the cheap junk that is on the market so I designed these. Crate measures 23.25 inches long x 14 inches wide x 5.38 inches high. Designed to fit a standard 1020 plastic seed starting flat inside. Durable weather-coated screw, staple, and carpenter glue construction. Vented. Comfort grip handles. Built to last a lifetime with proper care. Material: Pine. Trade for ?

  • Seeking pre-1980 retail seed catalogs in good condition.

  • Seeking how-to, reference, repair books and manuals, any age or condition as long as it is readable, on subjects such as:
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Beekeeping
  • Beet Sugar Processing
  • Blacksmithing
  • Charcuterie
  • Chickens/Chicken Coops
  • Coppersmithing
  • Distillation
  • Electronics/Repair
  • Fermentation
  • Food Preservation (drying, salting, smoking)
  • Grafting
  • Leathercrafting
  • Mathematical Formulas
  • Non-Electric Machines
  • Smoke Houses
  • Sorghum Syruping
  • Steam Boilers
  • Tanning
  • Tinsmithing
  • Tobacco Curing and Blending
  • Well Digging/Drilling
  • Wood/Biomass Gasification
  • Wooden Wheelsmithing
  • etc.

    Thanks for taking the time to look at my lists!

Seeds I am looking for:

  • My apologies for such an involved list, the reason is to be as informative as possible in order to show up on as many web and site search results as possible. To put it quite simply, I am open to trading for less common herbs and edibles that will produce in my short-season zone 4 climate. To save you some time I would be happy to just look at your seed list instead, or you can continue reading on of my specific interests. If nothing else it is something to do on a cold winter's day...


  • Yellow Coneflower (aka Bush's Coneflower) (Echinacea paradoxa)
  • Petunia (Petunia x hybrida) hybrid
  • "Pirouette"
  • Showy Goldeneye (Viguiera multiflora)
  • Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)
  • "Sooty"
  • Verbascum (Verbascum phoeniceumV.x hybrida) hybrid
  • "Temptress"
  • "Shades of Summer"
  • "Summer Sorbet"
  • "Southern Charm"
  • "Honey Dijon"
  • "Sugar Plum"
  • Tiarella (aka Foamflower) (Tiarella cordifolia)

    Native North American North-Climate Edibles

  • Prairie Turnip (Psoralea esculenta)
  • Indian Potato (Apios americana)
  • Yampa (Perideridia gairdneri)
  • etc.

    Edible/Medicinal Herbs

  • Cilantro
  • "Calypso"
  • German Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)
  • Roman/English Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)
  • Lavender (Lavender angustifolia)
  • "Hidcote"
  • Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
  • Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
  • Marshmallow (Althea officinalis)


  • Celtuce (Lactuca sativa var. asparagina)
  • Chicory
  • "Brussels Witloof"
  • "Magdeburg"
  • "Palla Rossa"
  • Collards
  • "Morris Heading"
  • Egyptian Spinach (aka Jute Mallow, Molokheiya) (Corchorus olitorius)
  • Endive
  • "Batavian"
  • French Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)
  • Kale
  • "Tuscan"
  • Melo Khiya
  • Minutina
  • Namenia
  • Purslane
  • "Goldgelber"
  • "Golden"
  • Shungiku Largeleaf
  • Spinach
  • "Giant Winter"
  • Vegetable Mallow


    Alpine Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)
  • "Alexandria"
  • "Alpine Yellow" (white berry)
  • "Fragola Di Bosco"
  • "Fragola Quattro Stagioni"
  • "Golden Alexandria" (golden yellow foliage, red berry)
  • "Mignonette"
  • "Pineapple Crush"
  • "Reine Des Vallees"
  • "Rugen Improved"
  • "Yellow Wonder" (yellow berry)
    Virginia Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
  • "Intensity"
    Musk Strawberry (aka Hautbois) (Fragaria moschata)
  • "Bauwens"
  • "Capron"
  • "Profumata Di Tortona"
  • "Siegerland"
  • "Cotta"
    Garden Strawberry, Container, Open Pollinated (Fragaria ananassa)
  • "Fresca"
  • "Tristan"
  • "Merlin"
  • "Temptation"
  • "Toscana"
    Garden Strawberry, Container, Hybrid (Fragaria x ananassa)
  • "Beltran"
  • "Tarpan"
  • "Loran"
  • "Pikan"
  • "Roman"
    Garden Strawberry, Hybrid (Fragaria x ananassa) (plants only)
  • "Pineberry"
  • "Purple Wonder"


  • Sunflower
  • "Humongous"
  • "Short Stuff"
  • Broccolini
  • "Aspabroc"
  • "Santee"
  • Leaf/Cutting Celery
  • "Zwolsche Krul"
  • "Nan Ling"
  • Stalk Celery
  • "RedVenture"
  • "Golden Self Blanching"
  • Yellow Field Pea (Harvest for use as a dry/soup pea.)
  • Litchi Tomato (Solanum sisymbriifolium)
  • Prickly Pear (Opuntia polyacantha, humifusa, macrorhiza, basilaris, etc.) (magenta, fuschia, orange, bicolor flowered)
  • Wasabi (Wasabia japonica) (seeds or rhizomes)
  • Hop Rhizomes, named varieties such as "Cascade", "Fuggle", "Nugget", etc.
  • Fingerling Seed Potatoes
  • "Austrian Crescent"
  • "French"
  • "LaRatte"
  • "Magic Molly"
  • Standard Seed Potatoes
  • "Purple Viking"
  • "Green Mountain"
  • "Augusta"
  • "Bintje"

    Root Vegetables

  • Beet
  • "Lutz Winter Keeper"
  • Carrot
  • "Deep Purple"
  • "Purple Sun"
  • "Purple Haze"
  • "Cosmic Purple"
  • Celeriac
  • "Brilliant"
  • "Large Prague"
  • "Mars"
  • Edible Burdock (Arctium lappa)
  • "Chiko"
  • "Ha Gobo"
  • "Salad Musume"
  • "Watanabe Early"
  • Mangel
  • "Colossal Long Red"
  • "Early Yellow Intermediate"
  • Parsnip
  • "Gladiator"
  • "Tender and True"
  • "Turga"
  • Sugar Beet (non-GMO)
  • "Giant Half Sugar"
  • Turnip
  • "Gilfeather"


  • Elephant Garlic (Allium ampeloprasum var. ampeloprasum)
  • Garlic Chive (Allium tuberosum)
  • "Nira"
  • Chive (Allium schoenoprasum)
  • "Fine Leaf"
  • "Purly"
  • Onion
  • "Bianca De Maggio Cipollini"
  • "Borrettana Cipollini"
  • "Red Marble Cipollini"
  • "Red Long of Tropea" (aka "Torpedo")
  • "Red Wethersfield"
  • "White Ebenezer"
  • "Yellow Stuttgarter"
  • Multiplier (Potato) Onion
  • "I"itoi"
  • "Kelly Winterton's Green Mountain"
  • "White"
  • "Red"
  • Shallot
  • "Camelot"
  • "Gray" (aka "Grey Griselle")
  • Perennial/Walking Onion
  • "Red Catawissa"
  • "Heritage Sweet White"
  • "McCullars White"
  • Perennial Leek (Allium ampeloprasum)
  • "Oepri"
  • "Perlzweibel"
  • Leek
  • "Blue Solaise"
  • Sand Leek (Allium scorodoprasum)
  • Turkish Wild Onion (aka Tunceli Garlic, Ovacik Garlic) (Allium tuncelianum)
  • Wood Garlic (aka Ramsons, Buckrams) (Allium ursinum)
  • Welsh Onion (Allium fistulosum)
  • Rakkyo (Allium chinense)
  • Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum Roth)
  • Prairie Onion (Allium textile)
  • Canada Onion (Allium canadense)


  • Bulbils/Bulbs (when in season, any variety I do not have)

  • Specific garlic varieties:
  • "Appalachian Red" rocambole
  • "Krandasger Red" rocambole
  • "Krasnodar Red" rocambole
  • "Killarney Red" rocambole
  • "Lorz Italian" artichoke
  • "Music" rocambole
  • "Nootka Rose" silverskin
  • "PI 540319" marbled purple stripe
  • "Pit River Passion" rocambole
  • "Purple Glazer" purple stripe
  • "Red Toch" artichoke
  • "Shilla" turban
  • "Silverwhite" silverskin
  • "Turkish Red" rocambole


  • Any new hybrid tomato variety that is bred for resistance to Septoria lycopersici Leaf Spot and/or Phytophthora infestans Late Blight.
  • Oxheart-type tomato varieties, any color.
  • Strawberry-type tomato varieties, any color.
  • Large paste and sausage tomato varieties, any color.

    Specific Tomato Varieties
  • "Belize Pink Heart"
  • "Big Zac" hybrid
  • "Black Prince"
  • "Brad's Black Heart"
  • "Classica" hybrid
  • "Federle"
  • "Fish Lake Oxheart"
  • "Giannini"
  • "Goliath" hybrid
  • "Greenbush Italian"
  • "Green Oxheart"
  • "Hays Oxheart"
  • "Hungarian Heart"
  • "Incas" hybrid
  • "Indigo Apple"
  • "Long Tom"
  • "Ludmilla's Pink Heart"
  • "Ludmilla's Red Plum"
  • "Magnum"
  • "Mariana" hybrid
  • "Mountain Merit" hybrid
  • "Myona"
  • "Opalka"
  • "Oregon Star"
  • "Paul Robeson"
  • "Provenzano"
  • "Reif Red Heart"
  • "Russian Bogatyr"
  • "Santa Clara Canner"
  • "Thesaloniki"
  • "Viva Italia" hybrid


    Sweet Peppers
  • "Buran"
  • "Chervena Chushka" (aka Chervena Chujski)
  • "Dulce Rojo Paprika"
  • "Feherozon"
  • "Lipstick"
  • "Melrose"
  • "Pequillo Pimento"
  • "Pero" hybrid
  • "Shishito"
  • "Stocky Red Roaster"
  • "Tolli's Sweet Italian"
  • "Yummy" hybrid

    Spicy/Hot/Very Hot Peppers
  • "Aji Dulce" (low heat habanero type)
  • "Aleppo"
  • "Budai Csipos"
  • "Butch T" (standing offer of two for one, anything on my list, special offers not included)
  • "Carolina Reaper"
  • "Chilhuacle Negro"
  • "Criolla Sella"
  • "Datil"
  • "Dominican Devil's Tongue" red (aka "Red Savina Habanero")
  • "Dominican Devil's Tongue" (yellow, orange)
  • "Jamaican Red Mushroom"
  • "Nagahari"
  • "NuMex" varieties
  • "Pasilla De Oaxaca"
  • "Rooster Spur"
  • "Seven Pot" (aka "Seven Pod")
  • "Siling Haba, Labuyo, Tagalog"
  • "Trinidad" (low heat habanero type)
  • "Trinidad Moruga Scorpion" red, yellow
  • "Wenk's Yellow"


  • Ground Cherry
  • "Yantar"
  • "Goldie"
  • Cape Gooseberry
  • "Giallo Grosso"
  • "Golden Berry"
  • "Long Aston"
  • "Dixon"
  • "Peace"
  • "New Zealand"
  • "Garrison's Pineapple Flavor"
  • "Yellow Improved"
  • Northern Gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum)
  • Eastern Prickly Gooseberry (Ribes cynosbati)
  • Common Bearberry (aka Kinnikinick) (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
  • Honeyberry (Lonicera caerulea)
  • Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas)
  • Nero Aronia (aka Chokeberry) (Aronia melanocarpa)
  • Serviceberry (Amelachier alnifolia)
  • Edible Mountain Ash
  • "Shipova"
  • "Rabina"
  • "Ivan" series


  • Green Bush Snap Beans
  • "Accelerate"
  • "Annihilator"
  • "Calima"
  • "Derby"
  • "Duke"
  • "Elegance"
  • "Harvester"
  • "Jade II"
  • "Prevail"
  • "Pride of Vermont"
  • "Spartan Arrow"
  • "Speedy"
  • "Titan"

  • Wax Beans
  • "Barksdale"
  • "Blue Blockeye"
  • "Burpee's Stringless White Wax"
  • "Concador"
  • "Gold Dust"
  • "Improved Prolific Black"
  • "Ivory Pod"
  • "Keeney's Rustless Golden"
  • "Marvel of Venice"
  • "Miller's Early Golden Stringless"
  • "Olteanu's Romanian Yellow"
  • "Prolific Black"
  • "Rennie's Round Pod Kidney"
  • "Saddleback"
  • "Sonesta"
  • "Surecrop Stringless"
  • "Tisa"
  • "Uzice Speckled"
  • "Wachs Beste Von Allem"
  • "Wardwell's Kidney"
  • "Wardwell's Improved Kidney"
  • "White Zulu"
  • "Yosemite"
  • "Zlatac"

  • Purple Bush Snap Beans
  • "Amethyst"
  • "Purple Teepee"
  • "Purple King"

  • Horticultural Beans
  • "Bingo"
  • "Flambo"
  • "Uncle Willie's"

  • Flageolet Beans
  • "Chelinex"
  • "Chevrier"
  • "Elsa"
  • "Flagrano"
  • "Flamata"
  • "Flambeau"
  • "Flamingo"
  • "Roi des Verts"
  • "Soissons Vert"

  • Pole Beans
  • "Bolita" (half runner)
  • "Cosse Violette"
  • "Haricot Tarbais"
  • "Hidatsa Shield Figure"
  • "Petaluma Gold Rush"

  • Fall Beans
  • "Grape"
  • "Nora Day White"
  • "Red and White"
  • "Red Speckled"

  • Dry/Shell Bush Beans
  • "Cannellini Lingot"
  • "Four Corners Gold" (aka "Zuni Gold")
  • "Santa Maria Pinquitos"
  • "Sulphur" (aka "Golden Cranberry", "China Yellow")
  • "White Marrowfat" (aka "White Egg")

  • Sword Beans
  • "Akanata Mame"
  • "Shironata Mame"

  • Flower Beans
  • "Akahana Mame"
  • "Shirohana Mame"

  • Runner Beans (P. coccineus)
  • "Butler"
  • "Giant White"
  • "Golden Sunshine"
  • "Hestia"
  • "Insuks Wang Kong"
  • "Lady Di"
  • "Moonlight"
  • "Red Rum"
  • "Scarlet Emperor"
  • "Streamline"
  • "Summer Medley"
  • "Sunset"
  • "Wisley Magic"

  • Fava Beans
  • "Aquadulce"
  • "Bell"
  • "Broad Windsor"
  • "Delle Cascine"
  • "Extra Precoce a Grano Bianco"
  • "Histal"
  • "Iantos"
  • "Italian Farm House"
  • "Jubilee Hysor"
  • "Lorane"
  • "Negreta"
  • "Reina Mora"
  • "Statissa"
  • "Superaguadulce Morocco"
  • "Supersimonia"

    Cowpeas/Southern Peas

  • "Big Boy"
  • "Calhoun Purple Hull"
  • "Hercules"
  • "Knuckle Purple Hull"
  • "Monkey Tail"
  • "Red Bisbee"
  • "SaDandy"
  • "Shanty Pea"
  • "Texas Cream"
  • "Turkey Craw"
  • "White Acre"


  • "Aka Kurakake"
  • "B-006 Brun Matif Rouest"
  • "Blackhawk"
  • "Cha Kurakake"
  • "Clark"
  • "Dieckman's"
  • "DV 2371"
  • "Gardensoy 24"
  • "GL 2216/84"
  • "Grande"
  • "Grand Forks"
  • "Hack"
  • "Hartwig"
  • "Hurrelbrink"
  • "Iowa 1010"
  • "Kouri"
  • "Krasnoarmejscaja"
  • "Kuro Kurakake"
  • "Kuromane"
  • "Lammer's Black"
  • "Mandarin"
  • "Manitoba Brown"
  • "Midori Giant"
  • "Natsu Kurakake"
  • "Saint Ita"
  • "Shironomai"
  • "Tankuro"
  • "Vinton 81"
  • "Zane"


  • Popcorn
  • "Pennsylvania Butter-Flavored"

  • Sweet Corn
  • "Ashworth"
  • "Clem Bennett"
  • "Country Gentleman"
  • "Double Standard"
  • "Luther Hill"
  • "Robinson"
  • "Stowell's Evergreen"
  • "Top Hat"
  • "Tuxana F5"
  • "Whipples" white or yellow

  • Dent Corn
  • "Golden Eagle" yellow
  • "Hickory King" white or yellow
  • "Jellicorse Twin" white
  • "Leaming Yellow"
  • "MN13" yellow
  • "Nothstine Dent" yellow/white cap
  • "Ohio Blue Clarage"
  • "Pencil Cob" white
  • "Reid's Yellow"
  • "Robert Choate's White"
  • "Silvermine" white
  • "Trucker's Favorite" white or yellow

  • Gourdseed Corn
  • "Cherokee"
  • "Texas"
  • "Virginia White"

  • Flour Corn
  • "Mandan Bride"
  • "Seneca Round Nose"
  • "Zulu Maize"

  • Flint Corn
  • "Chapalote" (aka Pinole Maiz)
  • "Dakota White"
  • "Garland"
  • "Gaspe"
  • "Longfellow"
  • "Maiden's Blush"
  • "New England Eight Row" (aka "Otto File")
  • "Rhode Island White Cap" (aka "Narragansett")
  • "Roy's Calais"
  • "Seneca Red Stalker"
  • "Seneca Round Nose"
  • "Vermont Yellow"


  • Spring Wheat (modern varieties)
  • "Bailey"
  • "Barrie"
  • "Glenn"
  • "Kernan"
  • "Superb"
  • Spring Wheat (old varieties)
  • "White Sonora"
  • Annual Teosinte
  • "Northern Tepehuan Maizillo"
  • Sesame
  • "Kingoma White"
  • Sorghum
  • "Iowa Sweet"
  • "Mennonite"
  • "Rox Orange"
  • "Tarahumara White Popping"
  • Upland Rice
  • "Black Madras"
  • "Blue Bonnet"
  • "M-101"
  • "Hmong Sticky"
  • Paddy Rice
  • "Purple Jomon"
  • "Early 3 Nepal"
  • "Duborskian"
  • Wild Rice (Zizania palustris)
  • Camelina
  • Fiber Flax
  • Culinary Flax
  • Oilseed Rape (aka Rapeseed) (Brassica napus)
  • Turnip Rape (aka Field Mustard) (Brassica rapa subsp. oleifera)

    Smoking/Pipe/Cigar/Plug/Chewing Tobacco

  • "Bafra"
  • "Barnett Special"
  • "Catterton"
  • "Connecticut Broadleaf"
  • "Glessnor"
  • "Golden Burley"
  • "Green Brior"
  • "Harrow Velvet"
  • "Keller"
  • "Kentucky Strain #5"
  • "Kentucky Strain #21"
  • "Pennlan"
  • "Pennsylvania Red"
  • "Perique"
  • "One Sucker"
  • "TN86 Burley"
  • "Zimmer Spanish"

    Thanks again to all my past trading partners for the wonderful trades over the years!

Plants I have to trade:

  • My Bloodroots
    I do not like to deal with the hassles of shipping plants, but under the right circumstances I would be willing to consider trading the following:

  • Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris) (Rooted crowns, large and heavy so high shipping costs.) Fiddleheads are edible, which is an understatement.)
  • Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)
  • Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)
  • Wild Leek (aka Ramps) (Allium tricoccum)
  • Jack In The Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) (Green or Variegated Purple/Green plants, will not know at time of digging.)

  • April ship only, as local weather conditions dictate. I will not economize on shipping costs, shipping method will be the best way to get plants to their destination safely.

Plants I am looking for:

  • None.

    Trade Notes

  • 1.) Possible allium trade with leilahamaya September/October 2015. Status contact late August.
  • 2.) Possible allium trade with little_minnie.