2017 Seed Pack Contents
Your 2017 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 2017 season.
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Atlantic Giant Pumpkins
Seed Information and Pictures (where Available )
594 Dill- 400Crowell X 289 Dill – Grower: Danny Dill
716 Muis – 1349 Ansems X 1419 Reid – Grower: Ron Muis (Howard Dill Winner)
941 Duka – 1781 Haist X – Grower: Tom Duka
1031 Ansems – 993 Ansems X 1727 Ansems – Grower: Andrew Ansems
1160 Ansems – 1415 Ansems X 1236 Ansems – Grower : Frank Ansems
1202 Ansesm – 1117 Ansems X 943 Reid – Grower: Andrew Ansems
1368 Ansems – 860 Duka X 1248 Kline – Grower : Catharina Ansems ( Wayne Knox Trophy Winner )
1447 Tingley – 1733 Kline X 1381 Tingley – Grower : Doug Tingley (2016 Heaviest in Atlantic Canada )
1512.4 Bulter – 1317 Clements X 2145 McMullen – Grower : John Bulter
543 Dill – 1533.5 Kline X 730 Dill – Grower: Danny Dill
783 Ansems – 1578 Holub X 1024 Daho – Grower: Frank Ansems
793 Ansems – 663 Ansems X 1024 Daho – Grower: Fred Ansems
959 Kline – 1533.5 Kline X Self = Grower: Todd Kline
English Green Marrows
73 Lbs – MacQuarrie (16)
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.
Northern Giant – John Butler
Chinese Giant Cabbage:
Peruvian Giant Corn
Wades Giant Corn
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.
5.16 Kline – 4.41 Timm X Self (16) Grower: Todd Kline
111 Fred Ansems (16)
St Valery (15)
70 days. The Vilmorins of France mentioned this variety in 1885 and said it had been grown a “long time” then. A large handsome variety with bright red-orange roots; smooth, 10”-12” long & 2”-3” in diameter. Sweet & tender. Rare. Our favorite!
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”
14.5” Head (16) Andrew Ansems
16.5” Head (16) Paul Ferguson
Huge but crisp kohlrabi. This large, white skinned hybrid will definitely inspire your taste buds whether used in coleslaw, included raw on a veggie tray, or cooked in soups or stews. As it continues to grow it remains tender without getting pithy or hollow. Kossak also has excellent storage capabilities and is easy to grow as an early or late planting. 65 days to maturity.
130lb Fred Ansems (14)
Mammoth Red Mangel Beet
100 days. This variety has been grown for livestock fodder since the 1800’s. Huge roots reach up to 20 lbs each making it a high yielding crop. But it is not just good for fodder – it is deliciously sweet and remains fairly tender even when large. Stores well if kept from freezing. Eat the greens too!
112.6 Muis (16)
121.5 Muis (16)
108 Nieuwenhoff (16) – 140 Nieuwenhoff X Self – Grower : John Nieuwenhoff