Monthly Archives: November 2017

Ready to Take Orders for the 2018 Growing Season

This season I have expanded the selections of Upland Rice, Wheat and Barley. Improved grow outs have enabled me to offer larger packets of some items like the Hourani and Dika Wheat, as well as some of the KUSA barley varietals. … Continue reading

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Badda di Polizzi

Badda di Polizzi is an heirloom bean from Sicily. There are two variation, a black and white ecotype and a brown and white. This is the brown and white. This is a pole bean that can be eaten as a … Continue reading

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Miami Ohio Pole Beans

This is a very old Native American bean tracing back to the 1790’s at Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is associated with the Miami Indians and was also used by the Potawatomi, Delaware and Shawnee. Tasty as a fresh bean but … Continue reading

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North Star Lima Bean

The seed for this variety was acquired at a seed swap in Brown County Indiana in 2016. This is a tall (7-8 foot) climbing lima bean that requires a long summer to mature. Likely related to another lima bean called “North Pole”. … Continue reading

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Balkan Einkorn Wheat

This was one of two einkorn wheat varieties sent to me from a friend in Italy last winter (2017). The seed he sent me was collected from a farm in the Balkans. I am hoping to get more specific information … Continue reading

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Alpine Einkorn Wheat

The seed for this rare einkorn strain was sent to me from a friend in Italy last winter (2017). He sourced the seed directly from a farmer in the Austrian Alps. I planted this in the spring, not wanting to … Continue reading

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Trysilbygg Barley

The seed for this variety was sent to me from a homestead farm near Lillehammer Norway. Trysilbygg is a very old Norwegian barley that most likely dates back to the time of the Vikings and possibly earlier. It is a … Continue reading

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Timilia Italian Durum Wheat

Timilia is a spring planted, hard durum wheat with a short growth cycle of 90 days. Also known as “Tumminia” and grano marzuolo, or “March Wheat”. It is an ancient variety from southern Italy and Sicily. In ancient Greece it was known … Continue reading

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Gaspe’ Flint Corn (ALSF strain)

This is an alternate strain of Gaspe’ that was sent to me in 2016. It was sourced in the late 1990’s from the Abundant Life Seed Foundation, prior to their catastrophic fire in 2003. The seed was grown out in 2002 … Continue reading

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Marano Italian Flint Corn

The original seed for this flint corn was sent to me from Italy in 2016. Called “Marano Vicentino”, it is a heritage variety from the Veneto region of northeast Italy. While I am pleased to be able to offer this corn here … Continue reading

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