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King Richard Leek - Annapolis Seeds
King Richard Leek (out of stock)

A tall and fast growing "summer" leek. King Richard matures earlier in the season than other varieties but is still very hardy and thrives in the cold. Limited supply, 50+ seeds (0.25 g)

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Yonder Hill Farm
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Evergreen Hardy White Scallion - Annapolis Seeds
Evergreen Hardy White Scallion (out of stock)

Allium fistulosum - A true scallion: perennial and never bulbing. Succession plant in the vegetable garden for green scallions all season long or establish a perennial patch to divide for spring or fall scallions. 100 seeds


-Grown by Yonder Hill Farm
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Cylindra Beet - Annapolis Seeds
Cylindra Beet (out of stock)

Twisted Brook's favourite beet. Delicious deep-red roots that never seem to go woody. Their long shape is easier to cut and peel when they grow large, compared to round beets. Ideal for canning, and also a favourite for steamed beet salads. Heirloom from Denmark. (2 g)

-Grown by Twisted Brook
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Detroit Dark Red Beet - Annapolis Seeds
Detroit Dark Red Beet (out of stock)

Round roots of the deepest dark red. Very fine textured, perfect for baby beets. An old favourite dating back to 1892. This variety was in fact developed in Port Hope, ON by one Mr. Reeves. He passed the variety on to D.M. Ferry and Co. of Detroit, who named and released it.

-Grown by Twisted Brook
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Hollow Crown Parsnip
Hollow Crown Parsnip
Price: $3.50

One of the oldest heirloom varieties of parsnip, Hollow Crown is still hard to beat. Long robust roots with classic sweet and mild nutty flavour. While it takes a long season to grow parsnips, they are relatively care free once plants are bigger than the surrounding weeds and thinned to 3 inches apart. We like to leave most of them in the ground until late winter/early spring, then dig them up to enjoy their extra sweet flavour. 100+ seeds (1 g)

-Grown by Yonder Hill Farm

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Rossa di Milano Onion - Annapolis Seeds
Rossa di Milano Onion
Price: $3.50

Heart shaped, short season red onion. Excellent fresh, thin them for delicious spring onions. When mature they're excellent in storage, keeping well into the next spring. A perfect all purpose red onion. 150+ seeds


Grown by Twisted Brook
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Purple Top Turnip - Annapolis Seeds
Purple Top Turnip
Price: $3.50

(B. rapa) Round white turnips with purple tops. The leaves are delicious fresh or steamed. The crisp roots are at their finest while golf ball sized, and freshly pulled from the earth. Juicy, sweet and spicy. Equally delicious roasted or in soups. A hardy and reliable storage crop for winter. Approx. 250 seeds (1 g)

-Grown by Twisted Brook
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Golden Grex Beet - Annapolis Seeds
Golden Grex Beet
Price: $3.50

Golden outsides with lighter interiors. Most have golden rings. Not a fully stable variety, lots of variation among the population. Selected last season for teardrop shape. Stores well. Very sweet and flavourful. The bright green leaves are abundant and tender, awesome for beet greens! 100+ seeds (2 g)

-Grown by Seed and Scarecrow Farm
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Ditmars Bronze Top Turnip - Annapolis Seeds
Ditmars Bronze Top Turnip
Price: $3.50

B. napus - Historic Nova Scotia heirloom. Once a commonly grown variety, this seed hasn't been commercially available since the mid-1900s. I'm honoured and excited to be re-introducing them! Beautiful roots with yellow flesh. They're outstanding keepers for winter storage. 125+ seeds (0.5 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 exciting and humbling to play a role in re-introducing it.



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Dakota Tears Onion - Annapolis Seeds
Dakota Tears Onion
Price: $3.50

Medium sized yellow storage onion. One of the most popular open-pollinated onions for a reason; they're vigourous, flavourful and extremely good keepers. Developed from 20+ years of selection by breeder Dan Podoll of North Dakota.

-Grown by Twisted Brook
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