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Express

Express is said to be the fastest maturing variety available and produces an excellent yield on approx. 1m tall plants. Light coloured medium to large seeds apparently freeze well as they do not discolour. This variety has received a British RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Award of Garden Merit.

OUT OF STOCK FOR THE REST OF 2020

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Orca

Orca bean is also known as Yin Yang or Calypso. The seeds are half black, half white with one or two black dots in the white portion of the seed. A lovely round dry bean that apparently comes from Mexico.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Andy’s Broad Bean

Andy’s Broad Bean comes from a collector in BC who has been selecting this cultivar for several decades. The longest pods contain 6-8 large green seeds.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Montano

Montano is an improved Record with a heavier yield of longer pods with slower seed development.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Record

Record is a traditional Dutch princess type bean with round green shorter pods of excellent flavour.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Blue Jade

Blue Jade is an early blue sweet corn. Each dwarf plant bears 2-3 small cobs. The kernels turn from white to steel blue. A seemingly unique variety indeed.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb has extremely dwarf plants making it good for container gardening and other small spaces, like cold frame production very early or very late in the season. Originated in England, and first introduced in the US by Landreth Seeds, Philadelphia, in 1854.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Cascade Ruby-Gold

Cascade Ruby-Gold is a Flint Corn and comes from Carol Deppe’s breeding work in Oregon. We grew it for the first time in 2015 at the farm and in our short growing season we surprisingly got a beautiful crop from the 150 or so seeds that we planted. It is indeed very early and is apparently superb for cornbread and more. Plants 5 1/2 feet high with 1 to 3 ears per stalk. Ears 8-12″ with 8-12 rows of big seeds on a medium-narrow cob that dries down easily. Produces solid-colored ears of several colors-red, red-brown, dark red, orange-gold, maple-gold, gold, and yellow. Interior kernel color is always yellow or gold. Each color of ear has a different flavor; red shades a rich flavor and yellow shades a mild-flavor. Recipes can be found in Carol Deppe’s book The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-reliance in Uncertain Times. She bred this corn to be the ultimate survival crop! See her other seed offerings here.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Carouby de Maussane

Carouby de Maussane is a French heirloom, originating in Maussane near Avignon. It has beautiful coloured flowers and tall vigorous vines that produce high yields of large 4-5″ flat, tender, deliciously sweet edible-pods.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
June’s Delight

June’s Delight is also Saskatchewan-bred and has tall plants which would appreciate something to climb on.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Ne Plus Ultra

Ne Plus Ultra probably dates back to the 1840’s. The tall vines produce delicious sweet peas in long pods but are not especially heavy yielding.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Hatif d’Annonay

Hatif d’Annonay is what the name says, early, with dwarf plants and comes from Annonay in the French alps.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Dwarf Multicoloured

Dwarf Multicoloured corn has small to medium-sized cobs. It is not a sweet corn, but it is very good for cornmeal as well as for decorative purposes. It is very early so most of the cobs will ripen on the stalk.

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Price(s): $4.00, $7.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams, 125 grams
Luther Hill

Luther Hill is an early white sweet corn that produces 3”-5” ears on short plants. It was developed by Luther Hill of Andover Township, New Jersey, about 1902.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Early Golden Bantam

Golden Bantam was developed by J.G. Picket in Massachusetts in 1902. It is still the standard for open-pollinated yellow sweet corn. The 5”-7” ears have excellent flavour but mature a bit late here in Saskatchewan. We are offering Early Golden Bantam (C), one of a number of strains developed in its more than 100 year history.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Orchard Baby

Orchard Baby is a short early variety yielding two 5”-6” ears with sweet yellow kernels. The variety comes from Native American tribes from the northern US great plains and was introduced into the seed trade by Oscar Will Seed Co. over 100 years ago.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Simonet

Our main sweet corn, and the most popular of all our seeds, is Simonet, developed by Robert Simonet of Edmonton. It has full sized ears and excellent flavour. We usually start harvesting at the beginning of August.

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Price(s): $4.00, $7.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams, 125 grams
Greenfix

Greenfix is another recent selection of Lathyrus sativus and has darker, sometimes speckled seeds, and a mixture of blue and pink flowers. It is used as a green manure in very dry areas.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Blond Grass Pea

This is a more recent selection of Lathyrus sativus. Blond Grass Pea has blond seeds and white flowers and was selected for human consumption to contain less of the neurotoxin.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Grass Pea

Grass Peas (Horse Lentils) look like large angular grey green lentils. The plants are pretty with their finely divided leaves and blue flowers. Cook like a dry pea. However, eaten in large quantities the neurotoxin present can be harmful, causing Lathyrism (paralysis of lower extremities). Main purpose is as a nitrogen fixing plant for soil health.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Carlin

Carlin is a medium sized round pea heavily spotted with golden brown, that dates back at least to Elizabethan England. The plants are tall and heavy yielding, and it is the latest pea variety we grow.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Zeiner’s Gold

Zeiner’s Gold is a tall plant producing good quantities of round bright yellow soup peas.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
St. Hubert

St. Hubert soup peas were brought to Quebec by French settlers, and to Saskatchewan by people from Quebec.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Capucijner Blauwschokkers

Capucijner Blauwschokkers has tall plants with purple/pink flowers and mostly purple pods. Mostly used as a dry pea but apparently also good fresh.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Raisin Capucijners

Raisin Capucijners are Dutch dwarf peas yielding large brownish seeds which you can cook as you would dry beans.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
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