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Leaf Crops


Most of these plants are leafy, however we are extending leafy to include edible stalks/stems (eg. celery and chard) and swollen stems (eg. kohl rabi) as well. You will find Spinach in the Chenopodium family and everything else should be fairly straight forward. Most leaf crops appreciate or even prefer some shade, cool moist weather is ideal for these plants. Edible flowers are here because petals are simply a kind of specialized leaf after all!

Red Romaine

Red Romaine forms very loose heads with deep red colouration and frilled edges.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 2 grams
Devil’s Tongue

Devil’s Tongue has very dark red leaves and fairly loose heads. Not a distinct cultivar (note the two colours of seeds) but a collection of very similar but genetically diverse lines.

OUT OF STOCK

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 2 grams
Lettuce Blend

Lettuce Blend is a mix of leave lettuces, butterheads and romaine, mostly greens with a bit of red thrown in.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 2 grams
Morton’s Mix

Morton’s Mix comes from Frank Morton’s lettuce breeding program in Oregon which emphasizes organic growing and breeding for taste and disease resistance. The most diverse selection of lettuces we’ve offered and will give you a wide variety of colours and forms.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 2 grams
Philosopher’s Mix

Philosopher’s Mix is a mix of about all the colours and forms you can find in a romaine (cos) lettuce. From Frank Morton.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 2 grams
Bloomsdale

Bloomsdale was introduced by the Landreth Seed Co. of Baltimore in 1826 and improved in 1925. It has been the standard variety of spinach for over 100 years. It has large leaves with a somewhat savoyed (blistered) texture.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 8 grams
Lorelei

Lorelei comes from Europe. It claims to have been grown in the garden of Charlemagne. Plants branch outwards with flat, fairly thick leaves. Lorelei seems to be much slower to bolt than our other spinach varieties.

OUT OF STOCK FOR THE REST OF 2019

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 5 grams
Prickly Seeded Spinach

Prickly Seeded Spinach comes to us from the gardens of Fortress Louisberg, an 18th century garden. The seeds have two prominent spikes which make them look like buffalo skulls! Plants under a foot with flat green leaves.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 5 grams
Strawberry Spinach

Strawberry Spinach has been around for a long time in Europe and is still available commercially in England. Use the leaves raw or cooked like spinach. Small red berries are produced in the axils of the leaves. The edible fruits are extremely juicy, seedy and slightly sweet and are an attractive garnish in salads.

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Price(s): $4.00
Green Orach

The leaves and young shoots of Orach are used like spinach. It is early and self-seeding. This variety is pure green in colour.

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Price(s): $4.00
Red/Purple Orach

The leaves and young shoots of Orach are used like spinach. It is early and self-seeding. This variety has red or purple highlights.

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Price(s): $4.00
Red Flash Orach

The leaves and young shoots of Orach are used like spinach. It is early and self-seeding. This variety is a deep red/fuchsia cultivar.

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Price(s): $4.00
Leaf Amaranth

This leaf amaranth comes from India where it is a common cooked leaf crop. The plants this year grew about 3’ tall with red leaves and they have shiny black seeds. To get the best harvest of leaves you should keep pinching the plant back to encourage it to bush out.

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Price(s): $4.00
Lucullus Chard

Lucullus (C) (1890) is an old cultivar from the Netherlands with light green slightly savoyed leaves and white/pale green stalks.

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Price(s): $4.00
Rhubarb Chard

Rhubarb Chard (C) (1857) has deep crimson stalks and leaf veins and dark green, heavily crumpled leaves.

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Price(s): $4.00
Rainbow Chard

Five Colour Silverbeet (C) has been available since 1970, also under the name Rainbow Chard. Spectacular range of colours.

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Price(s): $4.00
Sorrel

Sorrel is an easy to establish hardy perennial herb with juicy stems and edible, arrow-shaped leaves. The leaves, when consumed raw, taste like a sour green apple. Can also be used cooked.

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Price(s): $4.00
Moss Curled Parsley

Moss Curled Parsley (C) is the more decorative and popular variety of parsley and is often used as a garnish.

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Price(s): $4.00
Splendid Parsley

A wide-leaf Italian parsley with good bolt resistance. Good recovery from harvest. Strong stems for bunching, and high yielding. From Wild Garden Seed.

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Price(s): $4.00
Dill

A wonderful and necessary self-seeding annual herb. Use the leaves fresh, dried, or frozen. Excellent in salads, dressings, dips, soups, pickles, and much more.

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Price(s): $4.00
Coriander/Cilantro

Fresh leaves are an essential ingredient in fresh salsa and are used in salads and Asian cooking. The seed is used in mixed pickling spice and it is one of the ingredients in curry powder.

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Price(s): $4.00
Santo Cilantro

Santo Cilantro is a very tasty and slow to bolt cilantro variety, wonderful leafy production for a much longer period than the standard variety we normally grow.

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Price(s): $4.00
Chervil

Chervil has finely divided parsley-like leaves with a mild anise flavour. It is used commonly in French cooking in soups and in egg dishes. It goes to seed rapidly and therefore may self-seed and produce two crops in one year.

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Price(s): $4.00
Caraway

Caraway is a biennial herb hardy in Saskatchewan. Seeds are traditionally used in cabbage dishes, on breads, and more. Leaves can also be used culinarily. In addition, there are many medicinal uses for this plant as well.

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Price(s): $4.00
Redventure Celery

Redventure Celery has large red stalks with yellow-pink hearts and more flavour than the pale commercial product.

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Price(s): $4.00
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