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June 17, 2009

Please note that most of our vegetable, flower and herb seeds - including collections - are now SOLD OUT for the season. Please check back with us in January for the 2010 seeds.

Our Pumpkin Patch is still fully stocked with all pumpkin varieties, and our Country Store has a full selection of great gardening gifts.

HART'S HERITAGE SEEDS are open pollinated (non-hybrid) heirloom seeds.
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Sweet Basil Lettuce Leaf Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed


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Hart's Heritage Lettuce Leaf Sweet Basil Seed
(Ocimum Basilicum)
Stock# YGHHPVEG402   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: Classic heirloom basil, nowadays called large leaved basil, it was described in Vilmorin's "The Vegetable Garden" in 1885.

HABIT: Lettuce Leaf Sweet Basil is easy to grow, indoors or out, in pots, containers or the kitchen garden. Basil is so attractive in flower beds. Named for its large crumpled leaves which are used either fresh or dried. Pick lower basil leaves allowing newer leaves to grow.

CULTURE: Plant Sweet Basil seed outdoors after all danger of frost is past. or can be grown indoors year round. Plant sweet basil in rows or beds 2 feet apart, covering sweet basil seed with 1/8 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until seeds sprout. Germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil and temperature conditions. Sweet Basil matures in 40 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce those varieties to the home gardener.

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Bountiful Bean Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
Hart's Heritage Bountiful Heirloom Bean Seed
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Hart's Heritage Bountiful Bean Heirloom Seed
(Phaseollus Vulgaris - var. HUMILIS)
Stock# YGHHPVEG404   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: Previously known as Green Bush Bean #1, the name "Bountiful" was chosen in a contest in 1897. First prize was $25.00 (a considerable amount of money at the time).

HABIT: This popular green bean produces abundant yields of excellent quality, stringless pods 6 to 7 inches long on bush type plants that grow 16 inches tall. For highest quality and yield, pick pods when young (4 to 5 inches long).

CULTURE: Beans prefer warm, dry soil so it is best to wait and plant in Late Spring. Plant seeds 1 to 2 inches apart in rows 2-1/2 to 3 feet apart. Cover seeds with 1 inch of soil, well pressed down. Beans germinate in 6 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. For continuous crop, plant bean seeds every 2 to 3 weeks until mid summer. Hart's Heritage Bountiful Bean seed matures in 50 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Hart's Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
Heritage Kentucky Wonder Pole Heirloom Bean Seed
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Hart's Heritage Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean Heirloom Seed
(Phaseollus Vulgaris)
Stock# YGHHPVEG406   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: First offered in 1864 as Texas Pole, then renamed Old Homestead, it was then renamed as Kentucky Wonder Pole in 1877. By 1901, it had become so popular that it was listed by over 280 companies.

HABIT: Kentucky Wonder pole bean produces large vigorous plants, which grow 5 to 8 feet tall and produce clusters of green flattened oval stringless pods of excellent flavor 7 to 10 inches long. For highest flavor and yield, pick pods when young (4 to 5 inches long).

CULTURE: Beans prefer warm, dry soil so it is best to wait and plant in late Spring. Rough poles or a trellis or fence 8 feet high are needed for vine support. Cover seeds with 1 inch of soil, well pressed down. Plant 4 to 6 seeds around each pole and thin to 3 or 4 strongest plants when 2 to 3 inches tall. Along fence plant every 4 to 6 inches and thin to 1 foot apart. Beans germinates in 6 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Kentucky Wonder pole beans mature in 65 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage Detroit Dark Red Beet Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
Heritage Detroit Dark Red Heirloom Beet Seed
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Hart's Heritage Detroit Dark Red Beet Heirloom Seed
(Beta Vulgaris - var. CRASSA)
Stock# YGHHPVEG408   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: There is evidence of beets being grown for their greens and roots as early as 2000 BC by the Celts in northern Europe. Known as Blood turnips' in colonial days. Detroit Dark Red was introduced in 1892 to gardeners and is still considered one of the best beets to grow for taste and keeping quality.

HABIT: Detroit Dark Red Beet is a choice late variety, the tops making small upright growth, allowing planting in close rows, important where space is limited.

CULTURE: Plant beet seed outdoors as soon as the ground can be prepared. Plant in rows 12 inches apart spacing seed 1 inch apart. Can also be broadcast in beds. Cover beet seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep moist until seeds start to grow. When beet plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin plants to 4 inches apart. Beets can be planted until August. Detroit Dark Red Beets mature in 58 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage Danver's Half Long Carrot Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
Heritage Danver's Half Long Carrot Heirloom Seed
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Hart's Heritage Danver's Half Long Carrot Heirloom Seed
(Daucus Carota Sativa)
Stock# YGHHPVEG410   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: Carrots date back to Roman times, but our common orange carrot was developed in Holland in the 1600's. The Danvers carrot is a true American heirloom, originated from market gardens in Danvers, MA. and introduced in 1871.

HABIT: Sweet and tender bright orange coreless roots yield well in heavy soils. Danver's Half Long Carrots are a uniform 6 to 8 inches long by 2 inch diameter roots and store well into winter.

CULTURE: Plant carrot seed outdoors as soon as soil can be prepared. Plant in rows 15 inches apart, spacing seed 1/2 inch apart in the row. Cover carrot seed with 1/4 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until seeds start to sprout. Soak the carrot seed a few hours before planting to aid in germination. Carrots can be planted until mid-July. Danver's Half Long Carrot matures in 75 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage Straight 8 Cucumber Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
Heritage Straight 8 Heirloom Cucumber Seed
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Hart's Heritage Straight 8 Cucumber Heirloom Seed
(Cucumis Sativis)
Stock# YGHHPVEG412   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: An All-American Selections Gold Medal winner in 1935, Straight 8 cucumber is still quite popular today as it is early and highly productive.

HABIT: Straight 8 cucumbers are vigorous vines and produce an abundance of 2 inch diameter by 8 inch long, uniform, dark green, smooth, slightly striped fruit with white spines. Straight 8 cucumbers are resistant to mosaic.

CULTURE: Plant Straight 8 cucumber seed outdoors in late spring when the ground is warm and danger of frost is past. Traditionally planted in "hills" (a small circular group of 4 to 6 seeds) can also be planted in rows. Cover seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep moist until seeds sprout. When cucumber plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin hills to the 3 or 4 strongest plants in each hill. Can be planted until mid-July. Straight 8 Cucumber matures in 63 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage Boston Pickling Cucumber Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
Heritage Boston Pickling Heirloom Cucumber Seed
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Hart's Heritage Boston Pickling Heirloom Cucumber Seed
(Cucumis Sativis)
Stock# YGHHPVEG414   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: Many regional varieties of pickling cucumbers have existed since the mid 1800's. Boston pickling cucumber was developed in 1880, grows in clusters and is still considered one of the best tasting cucumbers and most disease resistant.

HABIT: Vigorous vines produce an abundance of uniform. dark green, medium sized cucumbers which are smooth and symmetrical. Boston Pickling cucumbers measure 5 to 7 inches long by 2-1/2 inches in diameter.

CULTURE: Plant cucumber seed outdoors in late spring when the ground is warm and danger of frost is past. Traditionally planted in "hills" (a small circular group of 4 to 6 seeds) can also be planted in rows. Cover seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep moist until seeds sprout. When cucumber plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin hills to the 3 or 4 strongest plants in each hill. Cucumber can be planted until mid-July. Boston Pickling Cucumber matures in 60 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
Heritage Black Seeded Simpson Heirloom Lettuce Seed
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Hart's Heritage Black Seeded Simpson Heirloom Lettuce Seed
(Lactuca Sativa)
Stock# YGHHPVEG416   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: Developed by Peter Henderson of New York back in 1870, this crisp lettuce is still the most popular leaf lettuce grown in America today.

HABIT: Hart's Heritage Black Seeded Simpson lettuce is a fine loose heading variety which produces a compact bunch of crisp brittle leaves of excellent flavor in a very short time.

CULTURE: Sow lettuce seed outdoors as early as the ground can be worked. Plant in rows 15 inches apart, spacing seeds 1 inch apart. Cover seed with 1/8 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until seeds start to sprout. When lettuce plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin, spacing plants 6 inches apart. Lettuce can be planted until August. Black Seeded Simpson lettuce matures in 45 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage Parris White Cos Romaine Lettuce Heirloom Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
Heritage Parris White Cos Romaine Lettuce Seed
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Hart's Heritage Parris White Cos Lettuce (Romaine) Seed
(Lactuca Romana)
Stock# YGHHPVEG418   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: Parris White Cos known as Romaine Blonde Marachier was grown before 1868, and is still quite popular today.

HABIT: Hart's Heritage Parris White Cos Lettuce (Romaine) forms an erect plant with tightly folded leaves and strong midribs. Parris White Cos Lettuce (Romaine) will succeed in hot weather when most other lettuce will fail.

CULTURE: Sow lettuce seed outdoors as early as the ground can be worked. Plant in rows 15 inches apart, spacing seeds 1 inch apart. Cover lettuce seed with 1/8 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until seeds start to sprout. When lettuce plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin, spacing plants 6 inches apart. For continuous supply, plant Lettuce every few weeks throughout the growing season. Parris White Cos Lettuce (Romaine) matures in 75 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage Merveille des Quartre Seasons Lettuce Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
Heritage Merveille des Quartre Seasons Lettuce Seed
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Hart's Heritage Merveille des Quartre Seasons Lettuce Seed
(Lactuca Sativa)
Stock# YGHHPVEG420   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: A French Heirloom butterhead lettuce introduced in 1885. The name means "Four Seasons" not only for it's ability to hold it's flavor in even warm weather, but for it's beautiful colors, deep burgundy, pink, pale green and creamy yellow.

HABIT: Merveille des Quartre Seasons Lettuce is a reddish Butterhead type head with crisp leaves of excellent flavor. This lettuce will develop dark red color during cool spring or autumn weather.

CULTURE: Plant lettuce seed outdoors as soon as the ground can be worked. Plant in rows 18 inches apart, spacing seeds 1 inch apart. Cover lettuce seed with 1/8 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until seeds start to sprout. When lettuce plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin, spacing plants 8 to 10 inches apart. For continuous harvest, plant lettuce every few weeks throughout the growing season. Merveille des Quartre Seasons lettuce matures in 60 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage Dwarf Gray Sugar Pea Seed By Hart's Heirloom Seeds
Heritage Dwarf Gray Sugar Pea Heirloom Seed
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Hart's Heritage Dwarf Gray Sugar Pea Heirloom Seed
(Pisum Sativun - var. MACROCARPON)
Stock# YGHHPVEG422   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: Introduced in 1892 by D.M. Ferry Co., this variety has grown in popularity ever since. A heavy producer of sweet, tender pods that are eaten whole.

HABIT: Dwarf Gray Sugar pea vines grow 24 to 30 inches tall and do not require brush or staking. Plant in double rows 6 inches apart for additional support. For best flavor, pick pods when quite young and almost flat. Plant peas every 2 weeks for a continuous supply.

CULTURE: Plant Dwarf Gray Sugar Pea seed outdoors early in season (March) whenever weather allows. Plant peas 1-1/2 inches apart in rows 2-1/2 feet apart. Cover peas with 1/2 inch of soil, well pressed down. Peas germinate in 10 to 14 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Dwarf Gray Sugar peas mature in 65 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage Connecticut Field Pumpkin Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
Heritage Connecticut Field Heirloom Pumpkin Seed
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Hart's Heritage Connecticut Field Pumpkin Heirloom Seed
(Cucurbita Pepo)
Stock# YGHHPVEG424   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: Connecticut Field Pumpkin is one of the oldest pumpkins in existence, given to us by the Native American people, pre 1700. Connecticut Field is the New England standard for Jack-O'Lanterns with it's thick orange skin and bright yellow flesh.

HABIT: Connecticut Field Pumpkin is a large fruit 10 to 15 inches in diameter, weighing up to 25 pounds. Large plants need plenty of space. When mature, cut pumpkins from vines with pruning shear, leaving 3 inches of the stem.

CULTURE: Plant Connecticut Field pumpkin seed outdoors in late spring when the ground is warm and all danger of frost is past. Traditionally planted in "hills" (a small circular group of 3 to 5 seeds) seeds can also be planted in rows. Each ring of seeds is called a hill and hills should be spaced 6 to 10 feet apart each way or in among the corn. Cover seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Pumpkin seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Connecticut Field Pumpkin matures in 100 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage Sparkler White Tip Radish Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
Heritage Sparkler White Tip Radish Heirloom Seed
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Hart's Heritage Sparkler White Tip Radish Heirloom Seed
(Raphanus Sativus)
Stock# YGHHPVEG426   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: Known as a spring radish for it's early maturity (verses a "winter radish" such as daikon) This variety is red skinned near the top, paling to white sparklers at the root. Sparkler White Tip Radish was introduced in 1899 to American gardeners.

HABIT: Sparkler White Tip Radish is a uniform shaped radish with small tops. Grows rapidly. Radish can be planted with carrots or lettuce to mark rows. Radish takes up very little space so can be planted anywhere.

CULTURE: Plant radish seed outdoors as soon as the ground can be worked. Plant in rows 12 inches apart, spacing seeds 1/2 inch apart in the row. Can also be broadcast in beds. Cover radish seed with 1/8 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep moist until plants start to grow. When plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin or transplant, spacing plants 2 inches apart. Radish seed germinates in 7 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Sparkler White Tip radish matures in 25 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage Bloomsdale Savoy Spinach Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
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Hart's Heritage Bloomsdale Savoy Spinach Heirloom Seed
(Spinacia Oleracea)
Stock# YGHHPVEG428   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: Originally from Asia, the Bloomsdale variety was introduced to the American gardener in the early 1900's and has remained the most popular spinach ever since. Bloomsdale Savoy spinach has tender dark green crinkled leaves with rich flavor and produce over a long period.

HABIT: This spinach produces dark-green, deeply savoyed (crumpled) leaves which are tender and delicious. It resists bolting (forming seed stalks) longer than most spinach. Used fresh spinach in salads with other greens as well as cooked.

CULTURE: Plant spinach seed outdoors as soon as the soil can be worked. Plant in rows 24 inches spacing seed 1 inch apart in the row. Cover spinach seed with 1/4 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until spinach seeds sprout. When Spinach plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin spacing plants 6 to 8 inches apart in the row. Spinach seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Spinach seed can be planted until September. Bloomsdale Savoy spinach matures in 50 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage Early Summer Crookneck Squash Heirloom Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
Heritage Early Summer Crookneck Squash Heirloom Seed
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Hart's Heritage Early Summer Crookneck Squash Heirloom Seed
(Cucubita Pepo)
Stock# YGHHPVEG430   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: Early Summer Crookneck Squash is one of the oldest varieties of squash, and was introduced to colonial gardeners in early 1700's by the native Lenape people of the Delaware Valley.

HABIT: Early Summer Crookneck is a bush type plant considered the best summer squash by many gardeners. Pale yellow fruits known for their sweet buttery taste and firm texture. Harvest squash when young (6 to 8 inches) for best flavor. Fruits develop "warts" as they mature.

CULTURE: Plant Summer squash seed outdoors after danger of frost is past or start indoors 4 to 6 weeks earlier. Make a group of 4 to 6 seeds placed in a ring about 2 inches across: cover with 1/2 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Each ring of seeds is called a hill and hills should be spaced 3 to 4 feet apart each way. Seeds can also be planted in rows or large pots. Thin to allow each plant 2 square feet. Squash seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Keep fruits picked for a continuous harvest. Early Summer Crookneck squash matures in 45 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage Golden Hubbard Squash Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
Heritage Golden Hubbard Heirloom Squash Seed
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Hart's Heritage Golden Hubbard Squash Seed
(Cucurbita Maxima)
Stock# YGHHPVEG432   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: This popular strain of "True Hubbard" (named after Elizabeth Hubbard of Marblehead, MA) was introduced in 1898. It always produces one dark green patch on the blossom end of the deep golden skin. Golden Hubbard Squash is an excellent keeper, with firm yellow sweet flesh.

HABIT: Hubbard Squash produces a large hard-shelled fruit that can be stored for a long time. Allow Squash to remain on vines until fully mature. Gather squash from vines before frost, cutting stem with pruning shear, leaving part of the stem (2 to 3 inches) attached to the mature fruit.

CULTURE: Plant squash seed outdoors in late spring after ground is warm and all danger of frost is past. Traditionally planted in "hills" (a small circular group of 3 to 5 seeds) seeds can also be planted in rows. Each ring of seeds is called a hill and hills should be spaced 6 to 10 feet apart each way or in among the corn. Cover seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Golden Hubbard squash seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Golden Hubbard squash matures in 110 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage Cocozelle di Napoli Squash Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
Heritage Cocozelle di Napoli Squash Seed
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Heritage Cocozelle di Napoli Squash Heirloom Seed
(Cucurbita Medullosa)
Stock# YGHHPVEG434   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: Originally called "Italian Vegetable Marrow" this heirloom zucchini was first mentioned as being grown in American gardens in 1863. Although squash is native to the America's, the Italians perfected this one.

HABIT: Bush type plant considered the best by those who love green squash. Pale green skin with dark green stripes maintains tenderness even when large. Cocozelle di Napoli squash has a rich, nutty flavor.

CULTURE: Plant squash seed outdoors after all danger of frost is past or start indoors 4 to 6 weeks earlier. Traditionally planted in "hills" (a small circular group of 3 to 5 seeds) seeds can also be planted in rows. Each ring of seeds is called a hill and hills should be spaced 6 to 10 feet apart each way or can be planted in rows or large pots. Cover seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Squash seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on temperature of soil and weather conditions. Thin to allow each squash plant 2 to 3 square feet. Keep mature fruits picked for continuous harvest. Cocozelle di Napoli squash matures in 45 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Hart's Heritage (Swiss Chard) Lucullus Silver Beet Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
Hart's Heritage (Swiss Chard) Lucullus Silver Heirloom Beet Seed
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Hart's Heritage (Swiss Chard) Lucullus Silver Heirloom Beet Seed
(Beta Vulgaris - var. CICLA)
Stock# YGHHPVEG436   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: Said to be named after the Roman General Lucious Licinius Lucullus who was "renowned for magnificent banquets". Introduced in 1890 and Silver Beet (Swiss Chard) Lucullus is still popular today.

HABIT: Upright plants produce leaves that are used fresh or cooked like spinach. Cut leaves 1 inch above ground and new leaves form, allowing continuous harvest all season long until frost.

CULTURE: Plant beet seed outdoors as soon as the ground can be prepared. Plant in rows 18 inches apart spacing seed 1 inch apart. Can also be broadcast in beds. Cover seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep moist until seeds start to sprout. When beet plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin plants to 4 inches apart. Can be planted all summer long. Lucullus Silver Beets mature in 50 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage Amish Paste Tomato Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
Heritage Amish Paste Heirloom Tomato Seed
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Hart's Heritage Amish Paste Tomato Heirloom Seed
(Lycopersicon Lycompericum)
Stock# YGHHPVEG438   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: From the Amish comes this family heirloom tomato discovered in Wisconsin. Amish paste tomato is a plum shaped red fruit, 1/2 pound size.

HABIT: The heirloom Amish paste tomato is a medium indeterminate plant with wispy regular shaped leaves. Mature fruits have sweet taste with somewhat juicy flesh, popular for whole canning, use for tomato paste and tomato puree.

CULTURE: Plant tomato seed indoors 6 to 8 weeks before danger of frost is past. May also be planted directly outdoors after last frost. Plant tomato seed 1 inch apart and cover with 1/4 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Place seed starting tray in a very warm spot (both night and day) and cover with paper or plastic to preserve moisture until the tomato seeds start to grow. After danger of frost is past, transplant tomato plants outdoors in your vegetable garden. Amish Paste tomato seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. The heirloom Amish Paste tomato matures in 60 days from setting out transplants.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage Brandywine Pink Heirloom Tomato Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
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Hart's Heritage Brandywine Pink Heirloom Tomato Seed
(Lycopersicon Lycompericum)
Stock# YGHHPVEG440   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: An Amish family heirloom tomato saved for many years before being "introduced" to American gardeners in 1889 by Johnson and Stokes seed catalog. Every year this tomato wins the "Best Tasting Tomato Contest" with good reason. The taste of Brandywine Pink tomato is full bodied; sweet and tangy... just right combination.

HABIT: Brandywine Pink Tomato has large indeterminate vines with "potato leaves" produce deep pink fruit with very thin skin. Brandywine Pink produces many tomatoes, many weighing over 1 pound.

CULTURE: Plant tomato seed indoors 6 to 8 weeks before danger of frost is past. May also be planted directly outdoors after last frost. Plant tomato seed 1 inch apart and cover with 1/4 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Place seed starting tray in a very warm spot (both night and day) and cover with plastic or paper to preserve moisture until the tomato seeds start to grow. After all danger of frost is past, transplant outdoors to your vegetable garden. Brandywine Pink tomato seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Brandywine Pink tomato matures in 60 days from setting out transplants.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage Reisentraube Grape Tomato Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
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Hart's Heritage Reisentraube Grape Tomato Heirloom Seed
(Lycopersicon Lycompericum)
Stock# YGHHPVEG640   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: The name Reisentraube means "giant bunch of grapes" - this is the original grape tomato grown by Pennsylvania Dutch around 1856. Reisentraube grape tomato was often grown to make wine. Even when fresh these small fruits have a BIG tomato taste.

HABIT: Reisentraube grape tomatoes are compact indeterminate plants which bear large clusters of 20 or more fruits the size of a large cherry, with a distinct point at the blossom end.

CULTURE: Plant Reisentraube grape tomato seed indoors 6 to 8 weeks before danger of frost is past. May also be planted outdoors after last frost. Plant tomato seed 1 inch apart and cover with 1/4 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Place seed starting tray in a very warm place (both night and day) and cover with plastic or paper to preserve moisture until the tomato seeds start to sprout. After all danger of frost is past, transplant outdoors to your vegetable garden. Tomato seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Reisentraube grape tomatoes mature in 60 days from setting out transplants.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage (Five Color) Silver Heirloom Beet Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
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Hart's Heritage (Five Color) Silver Heirloom Beet Seed
(Beta Vulgaris - var. CICLA)
Stock# YGHHPVEG644   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: All the colors of Swiss Chard: ruby red, pink, orange, yellow and silver date back 1000's of years. This selection provides a uniform distribution of colors on the ribs with deep green crumpled leaves of fine flavor.

HABIT: (Five Color) Silver beet are upright plants which produce leaves that are used fresh or cooked like spinach. Cut leaves 1 inch above ground and new leaves will form, allowing continuous harvest all season long until frost.

CULTURE: Plant Silver beet seeds outdoors as soon as the ground can be prepared. Plant Silver Beets in rows 18 inches apart, spacing seed 1 inch apart. Beets can also be broadcast in beds. Cover beet seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep moist until seeds start to sprout. When beet plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin plants to 4 inches apart. Silver beets can be planted all summer long. (Five Color) Silver Beet matures in 50 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Hart's Heritage Painted Lady Runner Bean Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
Heritage Painted Lady Runner Heirloom Bean Seed
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Hart's Heritage Painted Lady Runner Bean Seed
(Phaseollus Vulgaris)
Stock# YGHHPVEG642   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: Painted Lady Runner bean is an unusual pole bean with bi-colored flowers of deep rose red and white, dating back before 1855. Use as a snap bean or shell bean; the flowers are edible too...!!!

HABIT: Painted Lady Runner beans are large vigorous plants which grow 5 to 8 feet tall and produce clusters of green oval stringless pods. For best flavor and yield, pick pods when young (4 to 5 inches long). For use as shell beans, leave on the vines till the pods change color and dry out.

CULTURE: Painted Lady Runner Beans prefer warm, dry soil so it is best to wait and plant in Late Spring. Rough poles or a trellis or fence 8 feet high are needed for vine support. Cover bean seeds with 1 inch of soil, well pressed down. Plant 4 to 6 seeds around each pole and thin to 3 or 4 strongest plants when 2 to 3 inches tall. Along fence plant every 4 to 6 inches and thin to 1 foot apart. Germinates in 6 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Painted Lady Runner beans mature in 68 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Heritage Moon and Stars Watermelon Seed By Hart's Heritage Seed
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Heritage Moon and Stars Watermelon Seed
(Citrullus Vulgaris)
Stock# YGHHPVEG646   $1.79      Shipping Weight: 1 ounce

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HISTORY: The early history of this unique "Moon and Stars" watermelon is unknown, possibly from Russia. Moon and Stars watermelon seed was offered in seed catalogs in the 1930's, and it was considered then a legendary watermelon variety.

HABIT: These round melons are dark green, nearly black, covered with small bright yellow "stars" and usually one larger "moon". The flesh of "Moon and Stars" watermelon is deep pink and very sweet.

CULTURE: Plant "Moon and Stars" watermelon seed outdoors in late spring after ground has warmed and all danger of frost is past, or start indoors 4 to 6 weeks earlier. Traditionally planted in "hills" (a small circular group of 3 to 5 seeds) seeds can also be planted in rows 5 to 8 feet apart. Each ring of seeds is called a hill and hills should be spaced 6 to 10 feet apart each way or can be planted in rows or large pots. Cover watermelon seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Seed germinates in 7 to 10 days depending on temperature of soil and weather conditions. Thin to allow each plant 2 to 3 square feet. Keep fruits picked for continuous harvest. Heritage Moon and Stars watermelon matures in 90 days.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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Hart's Heritage Heirloom Seed Vegetable Collection
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Hart's Heritage Seed Vegetable Collection
(Heirloom and Vintage)
Stock# YGHHPVEG4COL   $40.75 -- SAVE 5%   Shipping Weight: 10 ounces

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HART'S HERITAGE SEED VEGETABLE COLLECTION: Remember those vegetables your Grandparents grew, or the ones that the farmer down the road used to sell at his local roadside stand...? This year, why not try some of the simple old fashioned heirloom vegetable varieties in your garden...? We think you will be pleasantly surprised with the taste and flavor these heirloom varieties produce...!

A REMINDER: Plant a few herbs in your garden this year. They complement your freshly picked garden vegetables nicely on your dinner table. Once you've tasted fresh garden herbs in your cooking, you'll readily agree to their excellent taste...! Hart's Heritage Seed Vegetable Collection comes with easy to follow instructions on the Twenty-four (24) packets of garden seeds (vegetable varieties as listed above).

HART'S HERITAGE Heirloom SEEDS are open pollinated (non-hybrid). Check our comprehensive garden glossary for more gardening terms and additional information. Hart's Heritage Seed Vegetable Collection makes the perfect gift for the gardener in your family or the heirloom seed saver collector.

From our family to yours: In generations past, vegetables were chosen for their exceptional flavor. Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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