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HerbSeeds Purple Ruffles


AAS Winner. Larger, more fringed version of Dark Opal. Plant size and shape very similar to Sweet Large Leaf. Plants are only moderately fragrant. It’s normal for (Purple Ruffles) basils to throw variegated green- and-purple plants. Availability is limited.


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Red Opal (certified organic)


Purple leaves with a clove-like flavour. Some leaves may be streaked with green. Plant height 16”. Adds an exciting contrast to pasta dishes and salads.


Red Rubin


Sweet spice flavor from mahogany red foliage. Very decorative and desirable ornamental.


Siam Queen


AAS Winner. Licorice fragrance, handsome deep purple foliage. 26”, bushy. Used as ornamental and culinary herb.


Spicy Globe


Uniform rounded mass of tiny ovate foliage. Small white blooms lend a decorative touch in the landscape. Retail packs are uncommonly uniform and very quick selling. Try 3” pots near the cash register, the aroma is irresistible.


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Super Sweet Ashalim


Height 18”. Broad leaf and extra sweetness. Good fusarium tolerance.


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Super Sweet Chen


24-30 in. A thinner leafed, very profuse Italian large- leaf type basil. Bright green, glossy, savoyed leaves. A slow bolting variety with a strong aroma and good flavor. Very disease resistant.


Sweet Dani


AAS Winner. Lemon fragrance on upright plants. Contains 75% more essence oils than any other lemon basil. Flowers 2 weeks later than standard varieties to allow for more foliage harvest. Flowers are attractive and lend a decorative touch to the herb garden or annual flower bed.


Sweet Large Leaf Sweet Large Leaf (certified organic)


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This is considered the familiar “Sweet Basil”. There dozens of improvements on this strain of Sweet Large Leaf basil available. Sturdy plants bear strongly scented large leaves. Economical for commercial or home garden use. The supply of our fine strain is often limited - please order early.


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Sweet Mammoth (certified organic) S1841633


The largest-leafed basil. Leaf size up to 3” wide by 5” long. Sought after for its culinary wrapping qualities. Large yellow green leaves with slight puckering and a heavenly aroma.


GARDEN LEADER NEW Tasty & Tender S1840002


Garden Leader Tasty & Tender is a new broad leaf sweet basil that is loaded with sweetness and oils in a very broad, thin leaf. The advantage is that the plant produces leaves that are full of flavor but low in solids so seasoned foods receive the essence of Basil flavor without the pulp. The plants are more delicate in the


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garden so they hold their appearance best when grown in an area protected from high winds. Plant height is 14” and spreads to 12”. Great for the gourmet market and patio containers.


GARDEN LEADER NEW Tasty Super Sweet


Garden Leader Tasty Super Sweet. The sweetest large leaf Basil yet. New breeding results in better disease resistance. Leaves are broad and crisp, spot resist and and loaded with extra sweet oils. Use for peato, fresh greens, freezing or dried. Plant height is 15” spread 12”.


GARDEN LEADER Tasty Sweet Purple


This is our vigorous, purple, Italian large leaf type, makes a great compliment to Garden Leader Tasty Sweet. Flat leaves are 3” long with a purple-copper color. It is very ornamental in the garden and on the table. Garden height 18-24”.


BEET


Also see the Vegetable section. Beta vulgaris BULL’S BLOOD 65°, d, 14 days CROP TIME: PACKS: 3 weeks


Tasty Red Bull


Deep red foliage and stems. Thoroughy versatile plant as leaves, stems and bulbs can be eaten cooked or raw. As an herb, the roots lend color and a mild sweetness to soup & stew. The foliage is very ornamental and works well in flowering combination plantings and herb gardens or eaten in mesclun mixes.Garden height 4 to 6” for spring harvest, mature height 12”. Mature roots are taken in 55 days.


BORAGE


Also see Organic Herb Section 70°, 14 days CROP TIME: PACK: 8 weeks


Alba B. officinalis. Produces a bushy mound of bright green leaves that become covered with white flowers. The plant, long associated with courage, contains a high amount of potassium in the form of nitrate of potash which stimulates the adrenal glands. Flower stalks and blooms are used as garnishes for summer drinks and desserts.


Borage officinalis Borage (certified organic)


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Bright green leaves that become covered with pretty bright blue flowers. Borage is an annual that self- seeds readily, tough and drought resistant. Once borage is established in a garden, it will always be there!


BURNET


76°, 14 days CROP TIME: PACK: 6 weeks


Burnet Poterium sanquisorba. Popular salad herb, becoming widely grown for its cucumber tasting foliage. Trimming back flowers will encourage a new flush of greens from the crown.


CALENDULA See Calendula, annual seeds


Annual ornamental herb. Flowers and foliage are edible. Used as garnish for butter, puddings and stews.


CARAWAY


70°, 21 days CROP TIME: PACK: 10 weeks


Caraway Carum carvi. Produces an attractive tall lacy-foliaged plant that flowers as an annual to produce those wonderfully flavored seeds used in rye bread.


CATNIP


Also see Organic Herb Section 70°, 14 days CROP TIME: PACK: 8 weeks


Catnip


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Catnip (certified organic)


Nepeta cataria. Perennial. This mint relative produces silvery-gray foliage and attractive purplish-blue flowers. Catnip naturalizes readily. Height 36”. Soothing anti-anxiety tea.


Cat Mint N. faassenii: Perennial. This mint relative produces silvery-gray foliage and attractive violet flowers. Height 24”, small foliage. This item sells out every year due to the difficulty of commercial grade seed production. We place our seed contracts early to reserve the limited annual supply of seeds available. Be sure to place your seed order early to secure your share.


CHAMOMILE


Also see Organic Herb Section Annual Matricaria recutita 60°, L, 14 days CROP TIME: PACK: 8 weeks


Chamomile Annual German Chamomile (certified organic)


USDA ORGANIC


These apple-scented plants produce the herb used commercially for chamomile tea. Ornamental white daisy flowers with yellow centers. Feathery foilage. Use in potpourri or tea.


GARDEN LEADER


Garden Leader Chamomile Grow your own source for soothing tea leaves. Plants are very ornamental. The feathery foliage is attractive and the plant is easily grown.


CHAMEMELUM Perennial


Chamemelum nobile 60°, L, 14 days CROP TIME: PACK: 10 weeks


Chamomile Also known as Perennial Roman Chamomile. This rare perennial herb forms a low-growing mat that makes a good ground cover in low traffic areas. This chamomile is the chamomile of Peter Rabbit fame - teas made from Perennial Chamomile are strong- flavored and supposedly medicinal.


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