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French Breakfast Radish - Annapolis Seeds
French Breakfast Radish (out of stock)

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
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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, and/or establish a perennial patch to divide for spring or fall scallions. 100 seeds

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Yonder Hill Farm
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Rossa di Milano Onion - Annapolis Seeds
Rossa di Milano Onion (out of stock)

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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Bleu de Solaize Leek - Annapolis Seeds
Bleu de Solaize Leek (out of stock)

This French heirloom is a favourite for winter storage. Blue-green leaves. Approx. 200 seeds (0.5 g)

-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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Tadorna Leek - Annapolis Seeds
Tadorna Leek (out of stock)

A delicious and hardy winter leek well loved by northern gardeners and market farmers. Uniform, medium length white shafts and dark green leaves. They holds well into fall, and even overwinter in the field for winter or early spring harvests.

-Grown by Twisted Brook
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Lutz Green Leaf Beet (out of stock)
Lutz Green Leaf Beet (out of stock)

The best beet for winter storage. Large and slightly lumpy, with very fine red flesh. The solid green leaves (no purple) are especially good as summertime greens. Space plants farther apart than other beet varieties.

The favourite beet of Cindy and David of Pleasant Hill Farm. Lutz seed became scarce in recent years, spurring on the need for them to have their own supply. After selection and overwintering, their 2nd year beets were grown out for seed by Chris at Yonder Hill Farm. (Photo credits: Chris Sanford/Yonder Hill Farm) 60+ seeds (1.5 g)

-Grown and selected in Lunenburg County, by Yonder Hill Farm

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Clearwater Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke) Tubers - Annapolis Seeds
Clearwater Sunchoke - 1 pound (out of stock)

1 pound (454 g) of tubers

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Like all of our live plants, shipping within Canada only.

Also known as Jerusalem Artichoke. Despite its common name this marvelous plant has no connection with Jerusalem... or artichokes! Native to North America, it has long been cultivated by indigenous gardeners all across the east.

A perennial sunflower relative, they grow to 6-8 feet and are topped with yellow flowers in September. The tubers mature in October, and can be dug at any time, or left in the ground to be dug in the winter or early Spring. They don't store as well as other root crops, so I like to simply dig them as I need them.

Sunchokes are extremely hardy, and thrive in almost any garden conditions. The only places they won't enjoy are deep shade or permanently wet soil. They will re-sprout from small pieces of tuber, and are difficult to remove once established. Choose your site carefully! Smothering for a season with landscape fabric is the best way to remove unwanted plants. That said, a well situated patch can yield tons of food, with almost no care.

Clearwater is a variety from Will Bonsall's extensive collection in Maine. Their tubers are less knobbly than most varieties, making them easier to chop and prepare. Will discovered this one growing in the garden of a neighbour, near Clearwater Pond.

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Ditmars Bronze Top Turnip - Annapolis Seeds
Ditmars Bronze Top Turnip (out of stock)

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 exciting and humbling to play a role in re-introducing it.

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Shosaku Gobo (out of stock)
Shosaku Gobo (out of stock)

Gobo is the cultivated Japanese form of wild burdock. Grown for their long slender roots, which are delicious as a fall root vegetable. Earthy and richly flavoured, they’re great roasted or in stews. The roots are longer and less twisted than wild burdock (which is also edible and delicious).

Super hardy and easy to grow, direct seed them early spring and watch them grow like a weed! Biennial with large bushy leaves the first year, followed by flowers and seed heads in year two. Roots are best harvested in the fall of their first year.

-Grown by Annapolis Seeds

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