Between 1838 and 1839 the Cherokee people of the United States were forced to march across the Smoky Mountains to Oklahoma. This winter death march is known as the Trail of Tears as over 4,000 people died making the trip.
In 1977 a member of Seed Savers Exchange named Dr. John Wyche from Hugo, Oklahoma donated these seeds to our collection. It is thought that his Cherokee ancestors carried this heirloom bean with them on the Trail of Tears.Beans were domesticated in the Americas thousands of years ago and serve as a protein in the diet of humans and animals.
Growing this bean takes about 55 days to produce a purple podded green bean and 90 days to dry beans. This is a vigorous climber that we enjoy very much as a fresh green bean and have found to be highly productive. Botanical name Phaseolus vulgarisPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Richard Watson
Beet - Mangelbeet - 66RW9Details .
Best eaten when small while still sweet,larger roots used as animal feed. Sow in spring or after the shortest day in the northern half of North IslandBotanical name Beta vulgarisPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Richard Watson
Botanical name Vicia FabaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Nev&Sue Sinclair
Botanical name Capsicum AnnuumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30 seedsGrower name Nev&Sue Sinclair
A large Hungarian sweet pepper that turns from yellow to red when ripe,ideal for stuffing.Botanical name Capsicum annuumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Celery - Karaka - 83RW19Details This line of Celery started of as Nutty but was crossed with Utah Giant back in 2012, now a stable line thats less stringy than that of Nutty. Grow year round in warm areas and from Sep till Feb in cooler areasBotanical name Apium graveolensPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Botanical name Apium graveolens var. dulcePrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 100 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Corn - Kascade Korn - 85NS26Details The original kascade korn plants commenced life here in Scargill, in the early 80s.They grow well in our climate and under our organic regime. They are open pollinated, offering the advantage of you being able to reproduce your own seed for subsequent seasons. They are not as sweet as the super sweet types that people have got used to, but are delicious and very sustaining.Botanical name Zea MaysPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Nev&Sue Sinclair
Corn - Painted Mountain 69RG2ADetails A Native Indian decorative short season flour corn, bred from 70 American native corn varieties. Tolerant to heat, drought, high winds and cold nights. Makes superb flour, hominy and parched corn. Can be eaten fresh when young, Grows over 2 metres.Botanical name Zea MaysPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Rick Ginders
Breeding work on the onion is currently being done, the Egyptian Walking tree onion is a F1 clone which is a cross between the Walsh and a standard brown onion, through bulbil removal and hand pollination 13 seeds were produced in 2015, from those 13 only 5 seedlings germinated, one of those later died. During that summer the four remaining plants grew and divided given me 23 new base onions, these were then replanted out separately and its hoped they will produce more seed. The goal is to develop a open pollinate walking onion that is grown from seed and not bulbils
Sold out for the season Botanical name Allium cepaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 20-30 bulbilsGrower name Richard Watson
Various native peoples in the American and Mexican West today drink epazote tea or eat the plant to facilitate childbirth and ease painful menstruation as well as to expel worms and relieve gastrointestinal disorders (some of which might be brought on by the worms). Epazote leaves also have been poulticed on arthritic joints, athlete’s foot, and insect bites.Botanical name Dysphania ambrosioidesPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents lots and lotsGrower name Richard Watson
Evening-primrose oil is being studied as a supplement for those who don't get enough omega-6 fat from their diet and also is showing some promising results in reducing nerve damage caused by diabetes.Botanical name Oenothera biennisPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Nev&Sue Sinclair
Seed is from these flowers and will again produce new combinations hence why its named 'surprise mix'. Seed needs stratification so either sow outdoors in autumn or kept damp in the fridge for six weeks before sowingBotanical name GladiolusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Richard Watson
Botanical name Brassica napusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 60Grower name Richard Tew
Seed harvested Feb 2017
Botanical name Brassica napusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 60Grower name Richard Watson
Best sown in spring forming clumps by late summer/autumn, if left in the ground through the following winter the clumps will form a mass of corns meaning the perennial leek will become permanent and difficult to eradicate.Some gardeners may prefer its perpetual feature while others prefer it as a annual vegetable by insuring its harvested before winter. Due to poor seed set there is only a small seed available, but bulbs can be ordered instead. LAST SUMMER SAW POOR SEED SET, HOPING FOR BETTER THIS SEASONBotanical name Allium ampeloprasumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50Grower name Richard Watson
Currently a seed crop has been planted for seed and should be available March 2017Botanical name Lactuca sativaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 40Grower name Richard Watson
Botanical name Allium cepaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Selection work involves sowing seed early spring so as to give the onion the longest possible growing season, this way the idea is to expose any onions that have a undesirable tendency to bolt to seed in its first year, its the second year that the onion is used seed production. After the first years growth, only onion that have excellent size and shape are stored for winter, springtime the first 50% that start to grow green shoots while still in storage are discarded and the remain 50% slow bolters planted back out from seed production. The slower the bolters the better the keeping ability.Botanical name Allium cepaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50Grower name Richard Watson
Sow in spring in deep free draining soil as it takes a full growing season to reach full sizeBotanical name Petroselinum crispumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Richard Watson
They grow best in a light, rich soil. A generous amount of compost or humus in some other form.Botanical name Pastinaca sativaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 60Grower name Rick Ginders
An excellent early variety producing heavy crops of well-filled pods.
Ideal for succession sowing to provide crops through mid-summer and autumn too, producing heavy crops over a very long season. Seed available Feb 2017Botanical name Pisum sativumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 40Grower name Richard Watson
Edible podded peas with tender, meaty, sweet and tasty crunchy young pods. Should be picked as a vegetable when young as pod production commences early. Excellent raw or in stir fries. Likes cool climate and hardy. 70 days.
NOTE: Pea seeds are sensitive to over watering during germination, just keep the soil moist and not waterlogged.
Botanical name Pisum sativumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 40 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Botanical name Tragopogon porrifoliusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Spinach - 29RG69 - RedDetails This red spinach is rich in Vitamin C ,vitamin A, iron, calcium,folic acid and antioxidantsBotanical name Spinacia oleraceaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 40Grower name Rick Ginders
A vigorous grower with good disease resistance, medium size and good flavour.Botanical name Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Rick Ginders
Price per packet $4.00Packet contents 40Grower name Richard Watson
Botanical name Lycopersicon lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30+Grower name Richard Watson
Tomato - Toms Yellow Wonder - 18RW86Details Variety originating in New Jersey, USA. It is assumed to be the result of the accidental crossing of "Wonder Light" with "Persimmon" or "Pineapple". Originally Wonder Light was grown between two rows of "Persimmon" and "Pineapple".Botanical name Lycopersicon lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Richard Watson
Botanical name Brassica rapa var rapaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 80 seedsGrower name Richard Watson