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Heirloom Seeds

  • Yellow Crookneck Squash Vegetable Seeds

    Introduced around 1700, this squash variety is still very popular today with home gardeners. Fruits are smooth skinned, pale yellow that turn orange and warted when overripe. The flesh is cream-colored, sweet, and mild. Product Features Packet of...

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  • Cornflower Flower Seeds

    The Colonial Williamsburg seed program offers many of the same varieties of flowers, herbs, and vegetables grown in the 18th century, such as these Cornflower Flower Seeds. Product Features Packet of Cornflower Flower Seeds Annual plant Centaurea...

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  • Tomato Costuluto Genoves Vegetable Seeds

    One of the most interesting heirloom tomatoes, Costuluto Genoves is a rich red with deep ribbing. Of all the vegetables grown in America, none is more universally loved than the tomato, and yet, for many decades, this delightful fruit was shunned by...

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  • English Daisy Flower Seeds

    English Daisy Flower Seeds

    The English daisy is a perennial that is native, not to England, but to Europe. It has been cultivated since time immemorial. Double flowering daisies appeared sometime during the 16th century. In the 17th century, streaked and speckled cultivars began...

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  • Coriander-Cilantro Herbs Seeds

    Coriander-Cilantro Herbs Seeds

    Eighteenth-century Williamsburg was the home of many ardent gardeners and plant collectors who often exchanged seeds with fellow enthusiasts in Great Britain.  Gardeners obtained their seeds from store merchants or from traveling seedsmen...

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  • Rocket Larkspur Flower Seeds

    This annual plant was introduced into Britain in the mid-1500s from its native habitat in the Mediterranean. The name, larkspur, probably originated in England and refers to the horn-shaped nectary of the flower which resembles the spur of a lark's claw...

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  • Pot Marigold Flower Seeds

    Marigolds, both French and African, are indigenous to Mexico and Guatemala. They were discovered in the early 16th century and brought to Europe and Northern Africa in the late 16th century where they were quickly adopted into gardens. The family name,...

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  • Purple Coneflower Flower Seeds - product

    Purple Coneflower Flower Seeds

    Echinacea, also known as purple coneflower or Sampson root, is a true American native and one of the hardiest perennials available. The plant was used medicinally by the Native Americans of the Great Plains more than any other herb. It was the Native...

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  • Colonial Williamsburg Heirloom Flax Flower Seeds - product

    Flax Flower Seeds

    Flax was one of the most important crops to early American farmers and to the economy of our emerging nation. The broad-leaf plant has very small, narrow leaves and multiple slender and flexible stems or branches that divide at their tips into...

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  • Dill Herbs Seeds

    Dill Herbs Seeds

    A popular ingredient in many summer recipes, fresh dill will certainly be put to good use when grown in your garden. During the colonial period, most Virginians lived on farms and were relatively self-sufficient. Most plantation accounts refer to kitchen...

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  • Hollyhock (Singles) Flower Seeds

    Hollyhock (Singles) Flower Seeds

    Hollyhocks, whose current Latin name is Alcea rosea, is a biennial native to Turkey and other parts of Asia, but the hollyhock that was introduced into Britain in 1573, and the plant with which we are familiar, probably came from China by way of...

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  • Speckled Lettuce Vegetable Seeds

    Lettuce was domesticated from a weedy species of wild lettuce that produced lettuce leaves on the top of a tall stem. The first written accounts describing lettuce are from Herodotus, who wrote that lettuce appeared on the royal tables in Persia in 550...

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  • Tennis Ball Lettuce Vegetable Seeds

    A must-have for every children's garden. The tiny, seven-inch, light green lettuce heads are just the right size for little hands to harvest. In the 17th and 18th centuries, this lettuce was packed in salt brine to preserve it for eating throughout the...

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