was having a convo with a friend yesterday and I mentioned that I just
added 11 new varieties of heirloom seeds to my website in a single day.
Also, that I hope to add more today and finally offer over 400
varieties of heirloom seeds. She replied, "Do you know how many you offered when I first bought from you?? 120"
I was shocked!!! When we first opened Mary's Heirloom Seeds in 2011, we
offer 20 varieties. In 2013 when we opened a booth at the Yellow Green
Farmers market in Hollywood, FL we offered over 70 varieties. In 2014, we had grown to 120 varieties.
This has been such an exciting adventure. Every day we help people.
Every day we meet new people. Every day is a new opportunity to Grow!
We're thrilled to announce the first "batch" of new heirloom seed varieties for You'll find loads of helpful planting info and Seed Deals below. Enjoy!
The best early green bean for gardeners who desire good flavor, disease
resistance, and high yield. 5½ in. long pods. Fairly hardy under
adverse conditions and well suited to greenhouse use. Resistant to
common bean mosaic virus (race 1) and tolerant of powdery mildew. 1949,
SC/AES. Possibly derived from pre-1855 Early Valentine.
Snap bean for home gardens, local market, shipping fresh and for freezing. 15-17" vines, bushy, sturdy, and strong roots. Pods round to heart-shaped, straight, 5-1/4", fleshy, low fiber, tender, stringless, and medium dark green.
Excellent for cool soil emergence for early season or cool coastal
climates. Though it has a concentrated early set, it does provide for
longer than many bush snap beans.
Red Acre Cabbage is a supreme variety of cabbage and simply the best
early open pollinated Red Cabbage variety available.
Red Acre is a tasty organic cabbage variety that produces shocking
reddish-purple, globe shaped heads that can add real color and beauty
to your vegetable garden. Liven up any salad with Red Acre's
Each organic cabbage head reaches up to 7
inches in diameter and typically weigh approximately 3 pounds. This
delicious cabbage variety is especially suited for use raw or in
coleslaw. Red Acre Cabbage is resistant to cabbage yellowing and is
especially suited for small gardens as it takes up less space than
other cabbage varieties.
This tasty, low in oxalic acid heirloom chard will add color to any dish. Grows 18-24" tall.
Yields all summer and into the fall. Use fresh or frozen. Ruby Red
Chard is VERY ornamental and a great seller at farmers markets.
heads are uniform in size, tall and erect with interiors that are
pale-green to cream. The outer leaves are dark, gray-green in color.
Named after the island of the same name off of the South Carolina coast.
Paris Island forms upright 10-12" heads that are uniform, medium green,
slightly savoyed with a creamy white heart. Mosaic virus tolerant
around 1870. Also called "Giant Musselburh" or "Scotch Flag" Leeks
date back to the time of the Ancient Egyptians. Their popularity has
grown through many cultures since then. Leeks create a tasty pearl
white bulb with huge green leaves. They have a delicate onion flavor
that makes them a favorite in soups, stews and salads. Perfect for the
home gardener and market grower. Stems grow 10-15" long and about
2-3" in diameter. Leek seeds should be planted indoors 50 to 60 days
before last frost. Very hardy; overwinters well in most regions doing
well in both southern and northern states.
flavored table pea with 10 in. pods containing as many as 18 large
peas per pod! Use fresh or dried. Reddish-green pods are borne high and
are easy to see in the foliage. Resistant to very hot, dry summers.
Vigorous, sprawling vines
Hubbard Squash was introduced in 1909 as Symmes Blue Hubbard Squash by
James J. H. Gregory & Son seed company. It was first listed in
their 1910 Retail Catalogue. JJH said of the Blue
Hubbard, "Thick meated, fine-grained, dry and very sweet; close your
eyes while eating and you would think you were eating cake."
Blue Squash is a soft grey-green to deep green on the outside, the
sweet orange flesh is an amazing keeper and great for pies! If you'd
like a winter treat, bake one of these with butter salt/ pepper and
serve in slices. Fruits can weigh up to 15 lbs!
heirloom okra dates back to around the Civil War. It has a twisted
shape that resembles a cow's horn. These large pods can reach 14" and
still stay crunchy, meaty and flavorful.
Horn still has that true okra flavor that has been bred out of many
okra. This is the reason heirlooms are so popular these days. Best
picked when 6-7" for fried okra. Longer pods are perfect for gumbo.
Crimson Sweet is
truly...well...sweet...with a high sugar content around 12%! This
mouth watering watermelon produces 20-25# fruits with juicy red flesh.
Your kids will not be disappointed by the
taste, but they might not win any seed spitting contest as Crimson
Sweet contains very few seeds.
Crimson Sweet watermelon thrives in a wide
range of climates. This watermelon is resistant to anthracnose and
fusarium wilt. Make lots of room for crimson sweet watermelon as it
spreads 6-10' growing the absolute sweetest melons of all. It even has
an award to prove it!
We are currently working on new
labels and packaging. If you purchase any of the NEW varieties for
2017, your order may be delayed up to a week. Please have patience as
we are working as fast as possible gearing up for the 2017 planting
Depending on where you live, many of you are planting
FALL Crops. This is a great way to extend your growing season and save
money! If you have never planted a Fall garden but you would like to,
this is a great opportunity. If you're on the fence about planting a
Fall garden, this is definitely a must-read! Read Plant A Fall Garden & Save