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Golden Zucchini - Annapolis Seeds
Golden Zucchini
Price: $3.00

Back again! C. pepo - Open pollinated yellow zucchinis are hard to find, and this is a winner. Highly productive bush plants grow 1-2 foot yellow zucchinis sometimes with striped green ends. Stays tender even when large. They're also excellent picked as baby squash. (Photo credits: Chris Sanford/Yonder Hill Farm) 15 seeds

-Grown by Yonder Hill Farm
French Breakfast Radish - Annapolis Seeds
French Breakfast Radish
Price: $3.00

Back again! - The perfect summer radish. 4 inches long roots are red with a white tip. Flavour is sweet and mild, with a crisp texture.

-Grown by Seed and Scarecrow Farm
Crown Pumpkin - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Crown Pumpkin
Price: $3.00

New for 2019 - C. maxima - This heirloom variety is the quintessential table pumpkin of New Zealand. Luscious, deep-orange flesh. Sweet, dense and great for all kinds of baking. One of the very best eating pumpkins, with a much finer consistency compared to most North American varieties. Large sprawling vines. I brought this variety back from the collection of the Koanga Institute, after visiting in 2011. 15 seeds

-Grown by Annapolis Seeds

Baby Blue Hubbard - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Baby Blue Hubbard Squash
Price: $3.00

New for 2019 - C. maxima - A small, personal-sized version of the classic Blue Hubbard. Among the finest texture of any winter squash I’ve tried. The deep orange flesh is perfect for roasting and baking. Excellent keeper. Productive and sprawling vines. 15 seeds

-Grown by Annapolis Seeds

Lebanese Metki Cucumber - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Lebanese Metki Cucumber
Price: $3.00

New for 2019 - C. melo - This awesome plant is a botanical oddball; it’s the same species as cantaloupe but looks and tastes much more like a cucumber. They’re finer fleshed than the average cuke, with subtle fruity notes. Popular in Lebanon, but very hard to find in Canada. Niki Jabbour generously shared these seeds with me a few years back, and I’m excited to be able to offer them this year! 25 seeds

-Grown by Annapolis Seeds

Midnight Lightning Zucchini - Annapolis Seeds
Midnight Lightning Zucchini
Price: $3.00

New for 2019 - Bush plants, which bear lots of long slender zucchinis. Dark green and fine textured. The stems and leaves have relatively few spines. Developed in Vermont, by High Mowing Seeds. 15 seeds

-Grown by Annapolis Seeds

Japanese White Eggplant - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Japanese White Eggplant
Price: $3.00

New for 2019 - Large bushy plants, which produce loads of round white fruit. They turn from white to yellow as they mature, but are best picked white and around the size of a chicken egg. Fairly early, they start fruiting early August for us. Tender and productive! 30 seeds

-Grown by Annapolis Seeds

Sicilian Serpent Gourd - Cucuzza Squash - Annapolis Seeds
Sicilian Serpent Gourd
Price: $3.00

New for 2019 - Lagenaria siceraria - aka: Serpente di Sicilia, Cucuzza Squash. Probably the coolest new plant we grew on the farm last year. Picked young they're like the most delectable of zucchini; we feasted on them all through August. Their huge vines sprawled in every direction, and carried on through the drought and cucumber beetles. The bugs weren't even interested. They seem much hardier than the classic squash species.

When they reach full woody maturity they can be made into fall decorations, stylish accessories or didgeridoos (yes, I’ve tried it!). Their large white flowers open in the evening, and in warmer climates are pollinated by moths. I like to pick male flowers and hand pollinate the females as part of my evening rounds in the garden. Limited supply - 10 seeds

-Grown by Annapolis Seeds

Ditmars Bronze Top Turnip - Annapolis Seeds
Ditmars Bronze Top Turnip
Price: $3.00

New for 2019 - B. napus - Historic Nova Scotia heirloom. Although once a commonly grown variety, this seed hasn't been commercially available since the mid-1900s. I'm honoured to re-introduce them this year! Beautiful roots with yellow flesh. They're outstanding keepers for winter storage. 250+ seeds (1 g)

-Grown by Annapolis Seeds

Their story:
This seed was brought to Annapolis County by the Ditmars family; loyalists who moved from New York to Deep Brook (near Bear River) in the 1780s. They thrived in the soil of Deep Brook, and were widely grown in the community for both human and animal consumption.

By the early 1900s, the Ditmars and other farming families grew and sold seed of this variety. Seed was sold wholesale to the seed companies of the day, and it became a bustling little industry in Deep Brook. Ditmars Bronze Top was a widely grown variety all across the country, and by 1939 was a registered variety at Agriculture Canada. From what I can tell, it was the standard bronze-top variety, while Laurentian was (and still is) the standard purple-top.

Eventually, a bad outbreak of club root ended production in Deep Brook, and other varieties took over the seed market. It continued to be grown on a small scale by the Ditmars family, and a few years ago was gifted to me by Diane (Ditmars) Price. I'm pretty sure this variety hasn't been offered commercially in at least 60-70 years, so it's thrilling and humbling to play a role in re-introducing it.



Seashells Mix Cosmos
Seashells Mix Cosmos
Price: $3.00

New for 2019 - We all fell in love with seashells cosmos this past season. Tubular petals that come in soft shades of pink and white. 4-5' tall bushy plants. 70+ seeds (0.5 g)

-Grown by Annapolis Seeds