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Four Stars Explorers Mix

Four Stars Explorers Mix contains plants varying in height some, but relatively tall, diverse, and beautiful, in foliage and seeds. Foliage mostly reds and purples but also dark green evident at various stages of growth. The seed heads are mostly thick and upright but some are skinny and wispy and some may lean/hang over slightly. The seeds are a mixture of red, blonde and brown in colour. Four Stars Explorers Mix comes from Wild Garden Seed and is a genetic mix of the varieties they offer.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
Biobio

Biobio is new for us from Wild Garden Seed, a blond-seeded cultivar about 5′ tall.

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Price(s): $4.00, $13.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram, 10 grams
Onion – Red Baron

Red Baron Onion is described as a red bunching onion. In reality, it is an Allium cepa (bulb onion), not an Allium fistulosum (bunching onion), but it is very slow growing and in the first year from seed only produced a minimal amount of bunching onions. Jim was so disappointed in it that he didn’t harvest anything, and all the plants survived the winter outdoors. In the second year, they produced large deep red bulbs and seed (some produced both bulbs and seed but not all). Jim harvested all the seed and the bulbs and replanted the bulbs in the spring of 2017, from which he harvested a good amount of seed last fall. He also grew a row from seed and again the onions remained small and have been left in the garden to overwinter. For those who want to try this interesting onion, we are offering 1g packets.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
High Desert Quinoa Blend

High Desert Quinoa Blend shows a lot of variation but plants are generally tall (2m high) and heads are mainly dark seeded.

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Price(s): $4.00, $13.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram, 10 grams
Black Quinoa

Black Quinoa has variable coloured flower-heads producing copious amounts of vibrant black seeds.

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Price(s): $4.00, $13.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram, 10 grams
Ziar Poppy

This is a bread seed poppy that originates from Ziar, Slovakia. It has very light lavender flowers and large, round, seed pods with closed vents so the seed doesn’t fall out like other poppies, limiting the prolific self-seeding capabilities.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
Mary’s Poppy

Mary’s Poppy has predominately mauve flowers with a few pinks. Seed capsules are elongated in shape. The valves remain closed when mature.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
Mint Vanilla

Mint Vanilla Quinoa is also from Frank Morton and has bright white seed heads tinged with green, and white seeds.

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Price(s): $4.00, $13.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram, 10 grams
Red Head

A quinoa from Frank Morton at Wild Garden Seed. A sturdy, high yielding strain with bright pinkish red seed heads. Morton has selected to withstand some rain at maturity without seed sprouting in the head, an important new trait in quinoa if there is a wet fall.

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Price(s): $4.00, $13.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram, 10 grams
Persian (White-Flowered) Poppy

The Persian (White-Flowered) poppy has white seeds and they are used just like the grey seeds in poppy seed cake or on rolls.

OUT OF STOCK

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
Mauve-Flowered Poppy

This variety has mauve flowers and grey-blue seeds.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
Kcoito

Kcoito is a quinoa that has large seeds which are either purple-red or slate-grey. The whole plant, including leaves and seed heads, is quite variable in colour, displaying a mixture of reds, greens, and yellows.

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Price(s): $4.00, $13.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram, 10 grams
Dave #407

Dave #407 has medium yellow-brown seeds and is probably the most widely grown quinoa variety in western Canada.

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Price(s): $4.00, $13.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram, 10 grams
Temuco

Temuco gives a good yield of small blond seeds and is the quinoa variety we have grown most often.

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Price(s): $4.00, $13.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram, 10 grams
Orange Giant

Orange Giant has orange-ribbed green leaves and huge burnt-orange seed heads on 7’ plants. The seeds are light beige.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
Burgundy Amaranth

Burgundy Amaranth is a striking deep red plant over 7’ tall.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
Hopi Red Dye

Hopi Red Dye is a deep burgundy red plant which can get 6’ tall. The young leaves are used in salads. The Hopi people used the flower bracts as a ceremonial food dye. The edible seed is black.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
Golden Amaranth

Golden Amaranth has large golden brown seed heads on sturdy plants.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
Popping Amaranth

Popping Amaranth has large bicoloured seed heads.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
R158

R158 was developed by Johnny’s Selected Seeds and Rodale Research Centre. The leaves and seed heads are mostly red. It is an early and heavy yielding amaranth.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 1 gram
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