The Family Garden Collection
Bloomsdale Spinach(Spinacia oleracea) Developed in 1874 by D. Landreth & Sons seed company of Philadelphia. Vigorous upright plants with dark green, glossy, savoyed leaves. Fine quality, very tender, excellent flavor. Quick growing variety with heavy yields. Well adapted for late spring or summer plantings, slow to bolt. 39-60 days. ±2,200 seeds/oz.
Dragon CarrotThis carrot’s beautiful red-purple exterior provides a striking contrast to its yellow-orange interior and light yellow core. A treat for the eye when sliced, its sweet, almost spicy, flavor makes this carrot a home gardener’s favorite and a best-seller at specialty and farmers’ markets. Considered the most refined purple carrot available, it was bred by Seed Savers Exchange member John Navazio. 90 days. ±24,500 seeds/oz.
Tom Thumb PeaAt 8" tall, this aptly named dwarf pea is ideal for container gardening and is very frost-tolerant. Originating in England and introduced in the United States in the mid-19th century, there were several strains of this variety; over time, further reductions in height and time to maturity were achieved, leading to the pea we know as Tom Thumb today. Shell, 50-55 days.±2,000 seeds/lb.
Teddy Bear Sunflower(H. annuus) Beautiful double 4-6" golden-yellow blooms are great for cut flowers. Makes an excellent border in front of larger sunflowers. A favorite with children. Dwarf plants grow only 18-24" tall. Annual, 75 days.
Blondkopfchen Tomato(aka Little Blonde Girl) East German variety obtained by Seed Savers Exchange from Gatersleben Seed Bank. Small golden yellow 1" fruits borne in giant clusters, excellent sweet taste. Enormous yields and rarely a cracked fruit. Bears until frost. Indeterminate, 75-80 days from transplant.
Gill's Golden Pippin SquashThis flavorful acorn squash may be among the first to show up on your table each fall. The fruits of this historic variety produce flesh that is pale orange, moderately sweet in flavor, and a bit variable in shape. Its vining plants are quite productive and yield relatively early-maturing fruits that measure 4-5" long and 3½ -4" wide, and weigh 1-1 ½ pounds. Gill Brothers introduced the variety in 1952. 100 days.
- Gardening is for every one and every age. Enjoy growing together with these family-centric varieties and enjoy both the bounty of your collective labors and the family stories behind these treasured varieties.
- Collection contains one packet of each variety:
- Bloomsdale Spinach (250 seeds)
- Dragon Carrot (250 seeds)
- Tom Thumb Pea (75 seeds)
- Teddy Bear Sunflower (100 seeds)
- Blondkopfchen Tomato (25 seeds)
- Gill's Golden Pippin Squash (25 seeds)