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Novelties of heirloom seeds for the First week of April 2018



The assortment of goods of our store has been replenished, - novelties of heirloom seeds. All the seeds before packaging are tested for germination and variety, so you can be sure that the plant that is mentioned in the description will grow.
 
Create a tropical look in your garden with this easy to grow evergreen shrub. Has large, hand-shaped, glossy leaves and amazing branching heads of milky-white flowers in autumn (persisting well into winter in mild regions), followed by shiny black fruits.
 
Jacaranda mimosifolia, the Blue Jacaranda, is native of South America, especially found in Brazil. This handsome tree grows in tropical low altitude flatlands. It can reach 30 meters high at its full potential, but it’s usually more around 20 meters.
 
Also known as Rock Soapwort, this perennial forms a dense carpet of rose-pink blooms. Saponaria ground cover will provide a superior flowering, low-growing, low-maintenance plant, and it is easily grown by sowing Saponaria seeds.
 
Growing these Campanula seeds is a wonderful way to add this white Bellflower to your perennial garden. This Peach-leaved Bellflower, Campanula Persicifolia, is an amazing cup-shaped flower that forms on long stems reaching nearly 40 inches tall.
 
Sweet little orange-red flowers that are absolutely lovely! Geum are members of the rose family, yet the blooms are small, about 1 inch in width, and they are born on long, strong stems. They make a great cut flower.
 
Mid-ripening, large-fruited variety. Vegetation period 110-120 days. The shrub is medium-sized, with a height of 100-120 cm. The fruits are large, elongated-oval in shape, weighing 500-800 grams, some reaching more than 1kg, red, fragrant and fleshy.
 
Ultra-early variety. Vegetation period is 95-105 days. The plant is compact, 40-50 cm high. The fruits are large, flat-rounded, weighing 200-300 grams, red color. Used for fresh consumption, pickling and processing.
 
This is a mid-ripening variety, the growing season from shoots to the beginning of fruiting 110-120 days. The bush is tall. The fruits are small, plum-shaped with a spout, red, medium weight 30-60 grams.
 
Mid-early cocktail variety. The vegetative period from shoots to the beginning of ripening is 105-110 days. The plant is a medium-height, 140-160 cm tall, requiring a garter. Fruits are round-oval in shape, 3-4 cm in diameter, weighing 20-30 grams, pink.
 
Mid-early cocktail variety. The vegetative period is 105-110 days. The plant is a medium-height, 140-160 cm tall, requiring a garter. Fruits are round-oval in shape, 3-4 cm in diameter, weighing 20-30 grams, orange.
 
70 days. Very strong, compact plants crank out tapered, pointed bells from early summer on. The fruits are the loveliest shade of plum purple, ripening to a lustrous red-brown. Crisp, juicy, thick-walled fruits are very sweet.
 
105 days. A unique and wonderful sweet pepper. Very long 45-60-cm fruit are curved and twisted, very slender, like a Cossack's sabre. This rare heirloom from Ukraine has a very rich flavor. Perfect for roasting, grilling, stirfry, use fresh in salads.
 
Ocimum sanctum is a very aromatic species that is used as an incense and for flavouring. Also known as Holy Basil. The herb is warming, has antiseptic qualities, reduces fever and inflammation, clears bacterial infections.
 
Salsola komarovii, is considered one of Japan’s oldest vegetables. A gourmet speciality, popularly known as Okahijiki, it gets its name from the fact that it looks like seaweed (hijiki), but grows on land (oka).
 
Once a rare delicacy, Arugula is now part of the American dinner table. But for what it costs at the fresh market, growing your own is the only sane option! And it's a good thing it's so easy to grow - you can sow the seeds successively every 2 weeks.
 
25 days. The unique flavor of wild rocket, peppery and sharp, comes to life in this quick-finishing variety for garden and container! Great for baby greens as well as full-sized leaves, Wild Rocket Speedy is ready in just a month from sowing.
 
45 days. Once a rare delicacy, Arugula is now part of the American dinner table. But for what it costs at the fresh market, growing your own is the only sane option! And it's a good thing it's so easy to grow.
 
True Watercress seeds produce a perennial cress that is rich in vitamins and has a delicious, distinctive taste for salads and vegetarian dishes. Little, dark-green leaves grow on crisp stems that come from thick, long roots.
 
Red Salad Bowl is one of the most consistent and productive lettuce varieties if your growing climate is warm. It is a loose-leaf, long-standing, slow-bolting variety that matures early and can be used for baby, young and mature leaves.
 
Celtuce is named after its characteristics that are somewhat like a cross between celery and lettuce. Younger leaves are picked and used like normal lettuce, stems are used as a vegetable and have a flavour that is comparable to celery.
 
The crisp leaves of this loose hearted Lettuce had the sweetest taste on our trials, and without the bitterness of normal lettuces. Lettuce 'Golden Ball' is an exceptional garden variety, standing in good condition whatever the weather without bolting.
 
Upright, vigorous variety excellent for greenhouse or high tunnel production. Attractive green leaf with similar growth rate to Parris Island, but darker in color and more rounded in leaf shape; lighter than Aerostar with a wider leaf.
 
Reputed to be absolutely the darkest red lettuce in existence, which should make it tops for anthocyanin (anti-oxidant) content as well! Leaf lettuce with wavy to frilly leaf margins and very crisp, waxy leaves!
 
Specially bred for autumn sowing, Lettuce 'Evelina' is well known for its exceptional cold resistance. This large Butterhead variety produces tasty light green heads with crinkled leaves for harvesting in spring.
 
Chervil’s lacy leaves are finely cut and light green, as delicate and dainty as their flavor is subtle. This classic herb is essential in French “fines herbes” mixtures and used as a tarragon substitute. Chervil has a refined taste reminiscent of anise.
 
A beautiful hardy annual herb with rough leaves covered in silvery hairs and the most attractive celestial blue flowers. Nectar rich borage flowers are particularly attractive to pollinating insects, including bees which make distinctive flavoured borage.
 
This plant produces one of the finest and most delicious of winter salad crops. Excellent for forcing and easy to grow, the seed is sown in spring in a shallow drill and the plants thinned out to 9ins apart.
 
Wonderful French Heirloom variety of lettuce grown at Monticello. Thomas Jefferson brought these seeds back with him after traveling to France and grew them faithfully for 60 years, beginning in 1794 when he began noting it in his Garden Book.
 
Frenzy is a very uniform Tres Fine Maraichere endive type. The leaves are finely cut with a heart that blanches to a creamy yellow while also being tip burn tolerant.
 
Flat leaf parsley. Smaller leaves and plants than Gigante di Napoli. Flavor may be a bit more intense than Napoli. Start from seed or transplants. 75-80 days from seed, 50 or so from transplants. For transplants, start 3-5 seeds per cell 8 weeks.
 
Green Utah is a very popular American celery producing tall, delicious, string-less, well-rounded solid stalks which are easily blanched and have a distinctive nutty flavour. This compact variety has excellent disease resistance.
 
Sorghum – a grain, forage or sugar crop – is among the most efficient crops in conversion of solar energy and use of water. Sorghum is known as a high-energy, drought-tolerant crop. Because of its versatility and adaptation.
 
Herbaceous perennial with thick, reddish stems, large, drooping leaves and plump purple berries. Native to the US, especially the southern states. A handsome weed much appreciated by birds, as the berries occur in large pendant clusters, very fruity.
 
Are you interested in knowing about the herb Aerva Lanata then you are at the right place? Since ages, plants or herbs are being used as medicines for natural health care. Extracts from plants are being used for various medicinal purposes and treatments.
 
The Chinese red date was domesticated in South Asia by 9000 BC, and over 400 cultivars now exist. The exact natural distribution of the plant is not known, but is believed to be southern Asia, between Lebanon, Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal.
 
Reputed to be absolutely the darkest red lettuce in existence, which should make it tops for anthocyanin (anti-oxidant) content as well! Leaf lettuce with wavy to frilly leaf margins and very crisp, waxy leaves!
 
A small rare plant usually to no more than 1-4ft. Flowering and fruiting occurs in just a couple of months from seed. Jaltomata procumbens (jaltomato) is a relatively rare fruit with the potential for great things.
 
A fast-growing vine with small, ivy-like leaves and curly tendrils, the creeping cucumber or drooping melonette produces very small fruits that look like jelly bean-size watermelons.
 
Perique has leaves that are medium-sized, glossy in texture, gummy and tough but have fine fiber with small stems. It has been historically used as a smoking, chewing, cigar, and cigarette variety.
 
The Samsoun Turkish tobaccos are among the best Oriental tobaccos out there. This variety of tobacco with - higher nicotine content now used to a greater shisha tobacco, and as an aromatic ingredient of cigarettes and pipe tobacco.
 
Extremely Potent half hardy annual that grows to about 3 ft. and is cultivated worldwide for smoking and nicotine production, but also works great for pesticides. This plant has many green to yellow flowers that remain open during the day.
 
Height of the stalk with inflorescence, leaf number, length of the middle belt leaves and dry mass yield per stalk. The trial was set up in the Experimental field of Tobacco Institute-Prilep in 2013 and 2014.
 
One of the best Turkish tobacco seeds you can buy. These seeds are particularly apt at growing in dry conditions or just about anywhere. They are short in height and the leaves are smaller than usual. Their taste is mild, sweet and aromatic.
 
'Shirazi' is Turkish-type of tobacco originating from Iran. The leaves tend to be thick and heavy, high in nicotine, and are valued for their rich flavors and aroma. Historically sun-cured, it is used for cigarette and pipe blends.
 
There are a number of common names in use for this species including: Wild Tobacco, Shamanic Tobacco, Erowid Tobacco or Aztec Tobacco. In South America it is traditionally called Mapacho. Midewiwan Sacred Tobacco is an annual.
A large plant producing a bountiful harvest of blemish free tobacco leaves. Air cured leaves produces an excellent smooth flavored cigar and makes excellent wrapper, filler and binder. It grows to about 6 feet in height.
 
'Zimmer Spanish' is an old cigar binder-type variety dating back prior to 1880. It is said to be an improved "Havana-type" like 'Wilson's Hybrid'. The suckered plants reach about four feet in height producing fourteen to twenty quality leaves per plant.
 
Another great favourite and popular dark Burley tobacco. It is used for its hardiness and rich, stronger flavour. Good for cigarette making, pipes and cigars. This plant grows fast, with broader than usual leaves and is ideal for the beginner.
 
Nicotiana tabacum is a sticky, thick-leaved perennial that can reach up to six feet in height. Hardy to Zone 8, this is the preferred species of the tobacco industry. Its sweet-scented, highly ornamental flowers are white to pink and are pollinated.
 
Another very popular cigar variety. Will grow up to 6-7 ft. tall. It's leaves are longer, more slender and slightly darker than the Habano 2000. It's cured leaves have a silky texture making it a good covering for cigars.

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