Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wintersown Seeds

I am excited, we received our seeds from WinterSown yesterday. For those that don't know, you send them a self addressed, stamped envelope with you choice of 6 heirloom tomato varieties, and they send you some seeds, and typically they'll include some other ones as well. The idea is to keep different heirloom varieties thriving, but sending them out for people to grow, and then save seeds to send back to them in the fall. Here is what we got:
-Tumbling Tom ~ Loads of red cherries on dwarf plants are perfect for pots or hanging containers
-Celebrity ~ Tasty red fruits weigh up to a half pound, good cropper, disease resistant too
-Marglobe ~ Great flavor from yesteryear, this fine cropper deserves a spot in every garden, red 6 - 7 ounce globes
-Chico III ~ Plum-shaped paste, red fruits about three ounces, excellent cropper and disease resistant too
-Bursztyn ~ Ripens to amber-gold, wonderful flavor, about 2 - 4 ounces each
-Ace 55 ~ Globe-shaped, red fruits up to a half pound, very reliable and tasty, described as low-acid
-Homestead ~ Floridian tomato developed for hot southern climates, 
-Carolina Gold ~ Steady cropper of tasty, three to four inch, beautiful golden fruit

And they through in (on top of the two extra tomato varieties):
-Sparkler White Tip Radishes
-Blue Lake Bush Beans

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see how well they do. I got tumbling tom as well, I'm hoping to try them in hanging baskets.