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Bean, Bush,Tenderpod


tender and stringless

even when fully

Mature. All-America

Selections winner.

Introduced in 1941

and still a favorite.

Delicious heirloom’s

tender, meaty,

stringless medium-

green 4½–5½" beans

complement every

entrée: pasta, fish,

beef; makes for

snappy, crunchy

snacking. Superb as a

dried shell bean. Well

-suited for freezing.

Pepper, Sweet,

California Wonder


standard bell pepper.


standard bell pepper

for many decades, this

1928 introduction is

still the largest open-

pollinated, heirloom

bell you can grow. A

perfect stuffing pepper

-blocky 4" x 3 1/2",

thick-walled, tender

and flavorful.

Tomato, Mortgage Lifter HEIRLOOM. Legendary,

huge beefsteak consistently wins taste-Tests. This

Huge heirloom beefsteak (up to 4 lb.; Average

2 1/2 lb.) Consistently wins taste-tests. Developed

in the 1930s by a gardener who planted the four

Biggest varieties he knew and crossed one with

Pollen from the other three. He did this for six

seasons and created a variety that produced

immense, tasty fruit. He sold the plants for $1 a

piece and paid off his $6000 mortgage in 6 years.

Potato, Yukon Gold

Create a garden gold

rush with these

flavorful, yellow-

skinned and yellow-

fleshed potatoes.

Plant these in your

garden and you will

have a goldmine of

yellow-skinned, yellow

-fleshed potatoes

ready to harvest in

100 days. Potatoes

are perfect for

browning or your

favorite recipe. All

mini-tubers come from

disease-free, certified

seed potatoes.

Carrot, Danvers 126

Heirloom carrot

developed in 1886.

Market gardeners in



developed this

variety and shared it

with Burpee in 1886.

The root is a rich, dark

orange and is 6-8"

long. A first-class

carrot for all soils.

Cabbage, Brunswick. German heirloom with dense,

firm drum-shaped heads packed with flavor.

Brunswick is a seldom-encountered German

heirloom that dates back to the 18th Century. An

excellent late-season variety, the large, 6-9 lb.

drum-shaped heads are dense and firm. A favorite

choice for homemade sauerkraut. Stores well for

long periods.

Squash, Delicata.

An heirloom squash

that tastes like a

sweet potato.

Introduced in 1891,

Delicatas taste is

remarkably similar to

that of sweet

potatoes, but its much

easier to grow. The

vines produce plentiful

cream-colored, green-

striped oblong fruits,

about 3" in diameter

and 6" long.

Corn, Golden Bantam


variety made yellow

sweet corn popular.

The very first yellow

sweet corn introduced

by Burpee in 1902—an

era when white corn,

thought to be more

refined, ruled the

American dinner

table. Still the

standard for old-

fashioned corn flavor,

5 stalks often bear

two (highly roastable)

ears apiece. Suited for

early planting, thrives

in cold soils.

Onion, Cippolini Red. Gourmet onion is prized for

delectable, deep flavor. 120-150 days. One sweet

gourmet-ready onion. Cippolini (pronounced chip-

oh-LEE-nee) onions are recognized by their small,

flattened, disc-shaped bulbs—and delectable, deep

flavor. Ranging from 1-3” in diameter, this red

variety's bulbs have pale, translucent purple flesh

and copper-colored, thin, papery skin. Pungent raw

onions beautifully complement herbs and bold

cheeses. When roasted, firmly-textured, semisweet

flesh caramelizes for sublime sweetness. When

pickled, onions make music alongside charcuterie.

Will keep for up to a month.

Pepper, Sweet, Marconi

Rosso Organic. A

sweet pepper from

Italy that is delicious

green or red. In Italy,

this regional favorite

is eaten both in the

tasty green stage and

the super sweet, fully

mature red stage.

Multi-talented, the

sweet pepper is

delicious whether raw

or fried, grilled or

stuffed. All season

long, the sturdy 30"

plants produce a

bounty of long 8-12"

tapered peppers.

Cauliflower, Snowball

Self-Blanching. Thrives

in the cool weather.

A flavorful heirloom

variety that produces

6-8", pure-white

heads. When colder

weather arrives, its

leaves will curl upright

and self-wrap.

Cantaloupe, Hales Best Jumbo. HEIRLOOM. This

muskmelon became widely popular because it

combined excellent flavor with earliness. 1920s

overnight muskmelon sensation, owing its

popularity to excellent flavor with earliness.

Beautifully ribbed oval melon with deep-green skin

and golden netting. Firm, salmon-toned flesh is

aromatic and sweet. A refreshing breakfast treat

and a savory hors d’oeuvre when partnered with

prosciutto. Thrives in hot weather. Plant at the

base of a trellis so vines can climb.

Pepper, Hot, Jalapeno

Gigante. A giant of

jalapeño peppers. The

largest jalapeño

peppers are only at

Burpee! This ones the

choice for stuffing

poppers and making a

party-worthy salsa. Use

green or red, either way

they are delicious and


Lettuce, Little Gem.

Little Gem is one of

the best tasting and

most trouble-free

lettuces you can

Grow. Cooks Garden

Favorite. The small,

robust green heads

are perfect for

individual salads,

and its firm upright

habit makes it great

for sandwiches as

well. Little Gem is

the one to grow for

Hearts of Romaine.

Asparagus, Millennium. Super-productive plants

deliver season after season. Enjoy succulent spears

that grow back each year. Proven to out-yield other

varieties! Hardy, well-adapted plants do well even

in heavier soils. 'Millennium' asparagus is flavorful,

tender and delicious any way you prepare it.

Perennial in zones 3-8.

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Garlic, Montana Giant

Montana Giant' has a robust earthy flavor with garlic that peaks with a high heat intensity but mellows quickly. This hardneck Rocambole type has easy to peel cloves that are large and excellent for cooking. Harvest fall planted garlic the following season, late spring or early summer, about 240 days from planting. Harvest spring planted garlic the same season, about 90 days from planting. Hardneck variety.

Bay Laurel

Bay leaves add earthy flavor to stews, soups and sauces. Dry leaves for fragrant wreathes and garlands. Bay merits a place in every herb garden. Attractive ornamental shrub is well adapted to serve as a houseplant, as well as outdoors. Plant’s dark-green leaves are strikingly fragrant, especially once dried. A classic ingredient in the traditional French “bouquet garni”, bay leaves add earthy flavor to stews, soups and sauces. Use bay leaves for fragrant wreathes and garlands. Hardy to Zone 8.