2016 Seed Pack Contents
Your 2016 Seed Pack contains a wide variety of seeds. Below we have tried to give you as much information as we can about the seeds, seed starting and pictures where possible. While you pack contains a wide variety there may be some individual seeds especially in the Atlantic Giant Pumpkins that we did not have in sufficient quantity so not every pack will be the same. We hope you find this page useful as you plan your 2016 season.
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Atlantic Giant Pumpkins
Seed Information and Pictures (where Available )
1415 GerardAnsems (15) 1641 Clementz X 1297 G.Ansems Seed of the Year 2016
400 Crowell (15) 775 Bernard X 669 Dill ( Hilda Dill Prettiest Pumpkin Award)
1158 Gould (15) 2012 Meir X 1649 Holland
1006 Gould (15) 1383 Holland X 903 Gould
826 Gould (15) 1649 Holland X 2102 Meier
946 Miller (15) 933 Miller X Self
1236 A. Ansems (15) 1117 A.Ansems X 1811 Graham
1014 Frank Ansems(15) 1811 Graham X 1381 Kenneally
962 F.Ansems(15) 1024 Daho X Self
795 Gould (15) 1024 Daho X 1036 Weursching
English Green Marrows
140lb Frank Ansems (15)
Ailsa Craig Onion
Long day type—Very well-known globe-shaped heirloom onion that reaches really huge size—5 lbs is rather common! The skin is a pale yellow and the flesh is relatively mild and sweet, so is recommended for fresh use—not a storage type. Introduced in 1887 by David Murray, gardener for the Marquis of Ailsa, at Culzean Castle in Maybole, South Ayrshire, Scotland.
Kelsae (15) Royston Willams
For truly enormous onions, choose Kelsae sweet onion seeds. This HEIRLOOM cross of two exhibition onions was developed in Scotland in the 1950s. Kelsae is a sweet, mild, white onion of the long day variety, suited to growing in northern regions. In 1995 one grower managed the world record of the largest onion ever grown at 16 lbs, 8 1/2 oz. Most growers will not achieve this size, but the bulbs will certainly be large. Kelsae keeps well into the following year. Although it was the result of a crossed parentage, Kelsae is not a traditional hybrid. It will produce viable seeds for seed saving.
Matures in 110 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)
SS-278 (15) Royston Willams
Late Flat Dutch (15)
100 days. The standard, giant flat cabbage that is good for storage. 10 to 15-lb heads are of high quality; delicious flavor. This heirloom was introduced by European settlers in the 1860’s.
Brunswick (15) Royston Willams
90 days. A large drumhead cabbage, very cold hardy. A fall/winter type cabbage, stores very well. Introduced in 1924, it is an excellent market variety that is becoming rare.
Wades Giant Corn (15) Ed Ward
This is the best Indian flint corn we have found; huge ears are about 12” long, very thick and heavy! This beauty comes in a whole range of lovely hues from yellow, blue, red, orange, white, purple and more. This one is perfect for stunning autumn displays and for selling at market. Also great for producing lots of corn for meal or feed. We were really excited to find this beautiful corn that was carefully selected for giant size and superior quality by Wade Nursery of Macomb, Michigan.
Ancient Giant Red Trentino Cabbage Turnip (15)
The Giant Trentino Ancient cabbage Turnip is one of the marvels of the vegetable world. Joe discovered this amazing vegetable that has all but been forgotten at a rare vegetable seed exchange in northern Italy. The editor of a regional countryfolk association for the Northern Italian region of Trentino. According to Plinio Pancirolli of the organization, the “Naone Rosse Trentino Antica” has been raised in the area of Trentino for over 2000 continuous years and there is the historical records to substantiate that information! Plinio and his colleagues claim that the cabbage turnip , actually Brassica oleracea, and not Brassica napa (Turnip) is so sweet and delicious that it is eaten raw just like a splendid Kohlrabi! The Giant Cabbage turnip is something of a wonder and will grow anywhere kale and cabbage will grow! Try some and continue this ancient Italian tradition!
4.73 Paul Ferguson (15)
4.17 Paul Ferguson (15)
6.15 Fred Ansems (15)
48 lb Quinn d’Entermont (15)
103 lb Dave Miller (15)
110 Frank Ansems (15)
111 Andrew Ansems (15)
165 Fred Ansems (14)
St Valery (15)
Sakurajima Giant Radish
Imaginations like the “Giant Radish” of Japan. Was grown on the Island of Sakurajima since around 1800, and is still famous in South Japan for it’s fine flavor and mammoth size, some specimens have reached 100 lbs! But it commonly grows to 15 lbs in its native land. It is started around the first of Sept. and harvested in mid-winter. Fine texture and size make this the “King of Daikons”
Either: Red Ghost Pepper or Red Trinidad Scorpion Pepper
Quinn’s Pepper Tips
• Start in Loose Soil or Pete moss
• Give as little nitrogen as possible (it makes the flowers drop)
• Flowers are self pollinating
• I recommend b-52 or Voodo juice from Advanced Nutrients to feed them
• Plants can be cut back if needed
• Start seed early (January – March)
• Water with a spray bottle
• These Peppers are very hot so be careful handling them – Never Bare hands
Thai # 3 Long
Very long, green pods can reach 30” or more! A great tasting variety that is so fun to grow and produces well, too! It has unique red and white-spotted seeds.
18.75” Head (15) Paul Cameron
23.5” Head (15) Dave Miller
Superschmelz or Giant White Kohlrabi
60-70 days-Spectacular light green kohlrabi makes the largest bulb of any variety, up to 10 inches across, and weighing up to 10 LB! Yet the flesh is tender and never gets fibrous. Requires a very rich soil and plenty of space to reach gigantic proportions.
130lb Fred Ansems (14)