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Seed Savers Exchange Favorites Collection

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Lacinato Kale

Italian kale which reportedly dates back to the 18th century. Blue-green strap-like leaves are 3" wide by 10-18" long with a heavily savoyed texture. Excellent flavor that is enhanced by frost. Best eaten when leaves are small and tender. 62 days from transplant.

Climbing French Bean

The beans of this historic variety are excellent for fresh eating—especially when picked young and tender—and its vines bear beautiful lilac flowers. Sweet, stringless, and flavorful off the vine (kids love them!), the snappy, green 4-7" pods cradle shiny, dark-purple seeds when mature. Ever popular, it was once the most widely grown French climbing bean in England, according to The Beans of New York (1931). Pole habit, snap, 65-75 days.

Five Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard

Australian heirloom from Digger’s Garden Club. Technicolor mixture of Swiss chards with shades of red, orange, purple, yellow, and white tastes as good as it looks. Seed crops of all the different colors are grown in isolation to maintain a proper balance of colors. Tender and delicious. 50-60 days.

Chioggia Beet

Pre-1840 Italian historic variety, introduced to the U.S. before 1865. Named for a fishing town near Venice. Uniquely beautiful flesh has alternating red and white concentric rings that resemble a bull’s-eye. A feast for the eyes; wonderful for fresh eating and pickling. Retains markings if baked whole and sliced just before serving. 50 days.

German Pink Tomato

One of the two original Bavarian heirlooms from Diane Ott Whealy’s family that started Seed Savers Exchange. Potato leaf plants produce large 1-2 pound beefsteak fruits. Meaty flesh with few seeds, very little cracking or blossom scars. Full sweet flavor. Excellent for canning, freezing, and slicing. Indeterminate, 85 days from transplant.

Seed Savers Exchange Lettuce Mixture

This is a well-balanced mixture of cutting lettuces: Amish Deer Tongue, Forellenschluss, Lolla Rossa, Red Salad Bowl, and at least four more of our favorite varieties. Enjoy a flavorful and colorful bouquet of lettuces at 40-45 days.

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  • We've been all about seeds for over 40 years and have found that nothing is more rewarding than sharing seeds with others. We hope you enjoy these beloved favorites as much as we do.
  • Collection contains one packet of each variety:
  • Lacinato Kale (150 seeds)
  • Calendula Mixture (250 seeds)
  • Agostino Reghitto Basil (250 seeds)
  • A & C Pickling Cucumber (25 seeds)
  • German Pink Tomato (25 seeds)
  • SSE Lettuce Mixture (250 seeds)

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No germination at all


Just waste my money

Perfect gift for gardeners


Very nice selection that had interesting varieties and were pretty easy to grow. Was delighted to receive them.