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2013 Garden Catalog Preview: Seed Savers Exchange

By December 3, 2012

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2013 seed savers exchange catalogMy 2013 Seed Savers Exchange catalog arrived  a few days ago, and I have been happily circling, highlighting, and dog-earing pages ever since. If only I had another acre or five...

There are several varieties in this catalog that SSE is offering for the very first time, including:

  • Carrot, 'Jaune du Doubs':  A 19th century French heirloom with bright yellow 8-inch roots.
  • Tomato, 'Peach Blow Sutton': An 1897 British introduction with slightly fuzzy, pink skin. An indeterminate variety.
  • Tomato, 'Black Cherry': 1-inch round purple-black cherry tomatoes. I have grown these via a trade with another gardener, and they are delicious.
  • Cucumber, 'Holland White': A pure-white cucumber described as having "sweet, crunchy flesh."
  • Cucumber, 'Little Potato': I want to try this semi-bush variety, mainly because it's just so odd. These 3-inch cucumber actually look like potatoes on the outside, with brown russeted skin. The catalog claims that it has a lemony flavor and stays crisp in storage.
  • Lettuce, 'Three Heart': I am a sucker for a good butterhead lettuce, and this one looks promising. The catalog describes it as "a small chartreuse butterhead with crisp, tender leaves and a mild flavor." This would probably look very pretty in an edible container garden.

If you'd like to order a copy of the 2013 Seed Savers Exchange catalog, or check out any of these varieties online, visit the SSE website.


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