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New Products for 2020  


NEW FOR 2020: FARM-ORIGINALS, HEIRLOOMS, AND COMMERCIAL STANDARDS

These are our New Additions for 2020, and as always they include our latest on-farm breeding refinements, and some good proven varieties that organic growers have found reliable and adaptive.

We have chosen not to seek PVP or other intellectual property protection for our original varieties. We have studied, argued, consulted, and meditated on the relative virtues and hazards of IP protection in the food sector of life. We've tried recently to contrive some variation on the use of Creative Commons 'Copyleft' or Open Source Software models to provide open forum use of crop genetics, without fear that corporate entities will Patent what others have freely offered. This turns out to be extremely complicated, completely untested in the courts, and fraught with real world differences between creative intellect, software code, and new seeds for food crops. To begin with, seeds are alive, and the rest is not.

On April 17th 2014, Wild Garden Seed joined with High Mowing Seed and public breeders at three Land Grant Universities (Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin) to release seeds of our own breeding under the auspices of the Open Source Seed Initiative, OSSI. The purpose of OSSI is to create an ethically bounded genetic commons. The OSSI Free Seed Pledge does by public intention what only endless contracts can do in law. See this OSSI essay more details.

Regardless, these new crop cultivars, their genetics, and the traits they express are freely offered to the Public Domain, and they are not intended for any kind of privatization or ownership by others, though others may use them in their breeding, farming, or garden-related enterprises. Wild Garden Seed appreciates recognition for its breeding work by those who use it.

New Vegetables for 2020

Opalescent Basil

Opalescent Basil

Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety This is an F5 selection from Mrihani x Opal that looks very much like the original F1 cross. Very darkest purple with large-toothed savoyed leaves, reminiscent in appearance to the AAS winner from the 80s "Purple Ruffles." But the fragrance and taste are completely distinct from sweet basil, and the fruity sweetness and cherry-magenta color it imparts to a salad vinegar is unlike any other herb I know. Beautiful beyond belief in a bottle with olive oil. Farm Original Variety!
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Chinese Pink Celery

Chinese Pink Celery

I need to give credit to Bakers Creek Seeds for bringing this stunning celery from China into US commerce. I have grown every heirloom red or pink variety descended from European-type celery, but I have never seen bubble-gum pink as expressed in this Asian type. This is pink that pops! It also retains its color in light cooking unlike many red vegetables. The flavor is strong, like other red and Asian celery, not something you would eat like our common green varieties.. Bolts quickly and unevenly, should be planted close and eaten young somewhat like cilantro, with new sowings periodically. Stronger germination and faster growth than European types. The variation in bolting times indicates good potential for improved selections better adapted to North American conditions. Some plants have a perennial habit, resprouting new offshoots after cutting back. I wish I had bred something this stunning.
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Manoa Ocelot Lettuce

Manoa Ocelot Lettuce

Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety This could have been named “Mini Manoa Leopard,” but we’ve learned that this invites confusion. A variety with great flavor and crunch within a small frame, can easily be spaced 8” within the row, probably 6” is sufficient. Leaves are thick, savoyed, golden green spotted with red that extends into the blanched heart. Farm Original Variety!
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Head Cardinal Lettuce

Head Cardinal Lettuce

The French variety ‘Cardinale’ has been in our catalog over 15 years. We began noticing plants with a tendency to make enclosed heads rather than the expected open rosettes. After a few rounds of selection we are offering this red heading crisphead version of the original crispleaf Batavian type. ‘Head Cardinal’ makes a full sized head, larger than ‘Crispino’, not as tight as ‘Gildenstern.’ Very similar to ‘Red Iceberg’, which makes me wonder how closely related this is to ‘Cardinale.’
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Lava Dome GP Lettuce

Lava Dome GP Lettuce

Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety A crisphead gene pool with red stripes and splashes, variable for head size at this point, from full sized to tight mini heads. Comes out of Lava Lamp, with the same internal blanched and rose red patterning. Quite unique in the crisphead category. This GP version will soon yield to large and small types with their own names. If you like variation within a theme, get this while you can. Farm Original Variety!
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Morton's Secret Lettuce Mix 2020 Lettuce

Morton's Secret Lettuce Mix 2020 Lettuce

Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety This year the concept is wide crosses, made of a diverse genetic mix of Concept x Flashy Butter Oak, Reine d’ Glaces x Jester, Jester x Fine Cut Oak, Red Ball Jets x Wavy Dory. There’s a lifetime of work here awaiting anyone that wants to select unique lettuces in their own home environment, or just eat some amazing heads of lettuce. Farm Original Variety!
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Greek Oregano

Greek Oregano

This is the true Greek culinary species, with white flowers and the full potent flavor we want for pizza and tomato sauces. The flowering stems and seed heads can make a fragrant filler in arrangements. A perfect plant for the most exposed, full sun, arid locations. Good for bees.
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Lantern Peppers

Lantern Peppers

Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety In my mind I call this elongate pointed bell Crayola® Orange-Red, my favorite color in grade school--but that might be infringement. But it also looks like a glowing Japanese lantern, a name that came easily. A good stuffing pepper, walls not too thick, and so productive that trellis would be a good idea, especially in tunnels. Farm Original Variety!
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Pleated Tangerine Peppers

Pleated Tangerine Peppers

Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety Large bell peppers with a ruffled or pleated shape caused by extra carpel formation. Fruits are mostly pointed, with some exceptions having lobed ends. Farm Original Variety!
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Stoplight Orange Peppers

Stoplight Orange Peppers

Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety This was the color I was looking for in a big bell. Goes from dark green to a true rich orange. Thick walls, super sweet, large lobes, and very early for bell peppers in western Oregon. Many thanks to Darrel Jones of Hamilton, Alabama, for making the cross between a big orange bell and our ‘Little Bells,’ and sending us some F2 seed. And yes, there is an orange light on traffic signals...it happens when the light goes red and your car is still in the intersection...we call that running an orange light. Farm Original Variety!
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Stoplight Yellow Peppers

Stoplight Yellow Peppers

Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety Stoplights ahead, slow down and take a look at these new full-sized bell peppers. This one is bright yellow, very sweet, and thick walled. Makes a good green pepper as well while you wait for the caution color. Farm Original Variety!
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Fingerhead GP Quinoa

Fingerhead GP Quinoa

Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety This interesting variation in seedhead formation popped out of our breeding population in 2018, probably originating in either Kaslala or WSU germplasm. The panicle appears to be comprised of many upward pointing fingers (or dreads, or foxtails, or flames). My initial attraction was aesthetic, then I thought about airflow through the mature seedhead, and only later did I appreciate some large-seeded plants and a wide range of seed colors, from purple-red to pink to golden to snow white. The panicle colors range from burgundy to red and pink, orange and yellow-white, ivory to the lightest white. I’m pretty sure this will be a better ornamental quinoa for cut flower use. Best to plant this about 1-2” apart for making long single stems for cutting. For grain, 4-6” apart direct seeded will give the highest yield. This is my breeding gene pool containing all the variations. Farm Original Variety!
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Incred Mix Quinoa

Incred Mix Quinoa

Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety Closely related to the ‘Fingerhead GP’ with Kaslala influence on seed size and color. Seeds are larger than our original varieties. Seedhead colors are white, pink, yellow, and orange with corresponding seed colors of white, cream, gold, and walnut brown. Could be used as an interesting seed mix, or selected for refined qualities. Farm Original Variety!
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Incred White Quinoa

Incred White Quinoa

Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety From the Incred population, an early maturing snow white seed producer. Stems are striped green and white, panicle is green-white. Seeds are not as large as the Incred Mix. Farm Original Variety!
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Kas Red Quinoa

Kas Red Quinoa

Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety A “red seeded” line derived from ‘Kaslala’ with somewhat larger seed than our original varieties. The red color is a semi-durable pericarp that surrounds a dark seed. More red color is retained if seed is harvested while the panicles are still bright red, just before turning brown. Farm Original Variety!
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Kas White Quinoa

Kas White Quinoa

Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety At the opposite end of the pigment spectrum from ‘Kas Red’, this is a pure white derivation from the original ‘Kaslala’ variety we got through Bountiful Gardens. We have a large seeded selection from this population that we’ll be testing next year. Farm Original Variety!
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Pink Nugget Quinoa

Pink Nugget Quinoa

Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety Named for the seed color and the aggregation of seed clusters in the seedhead. Seed has a semi-durable pink pericarp with a nut brown seed beneath. One of the most beautiful quinoa seed colors we’ve ever seen. These are tending toward larger seed sizes, and provide good opportunity for selection of this trait. Panicles are pink at maturity, and the brightest seed is harvested before the panicles turn brown. Farm Original Variety!
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Red Nugget Quinoa

Red Nugget Quinoa

Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety Sister line to ‘Pink Nugget’ with dark red seed pericarp, and walnut brown seed beneath. Like the other quinoa we sell, this one will give much brighter seed color if harvested just before the panicles turn brown. Farm Original Variety!
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White Nugget Quinoa

White Nugget Quinoa

Farm Original Variety! OSSI Pledged Variety Sister line to ‘Pink Nugget’ but with white seeds. The panicle is pink, comprised of an aggregation of rounded seed clusters that form a large head. I expect segregation of some large seeded types. Farm Original Variety!
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New Flowers for 2020

Be sure to check out our entire collection of flowers as well.

Favorite Berries Achillea

Favorite Berries Achillea

This is our own mix of favorite colors, heavy on the cerise and red, apricot and peach.
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Perennial Milkweed Mix Asclepias

Perennial Milkweed Mix Asclepias

A mix of three US milkweed species that all serve the nutritional needs of Monarch butterflies. Suitable for the perennial garden, hedgerows, and meadows, with either wet or dry seasonal conditions.
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Supreme Mix Corn Poppy/Shirley Poppy

Supreme Mix Corn Poppy/Shirley Poppy

These delicate poppies rise about 30” on stiff straight stems, mostly doubled petals colored from rose red to silk white with every possible degree of shading and blushing in between.
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Irish Poet Emilia/Tassel Flower

Irish Poet Emilia/Tassel Flower

This is the bright orange variety of tassel flower, apparently named for its upstanding “hairstyle” and color. Though the flowering heads are small (about a half inch across), they have a big presence dancing in the wind on their numerous slender stems. Armitage reports as many as 100 stems per plant in his Georgia trials. Superior vase life, used as a colorful filler in cut bouquets.
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Butter and Cream Gaillardia/Blanket Flower

Butter and Cream Gaillardia/Blanket Flower

An annual blanket flower in two shades of yellow, comprised of doubled balls of fluted flowers with starlike projections. This is a selection out of the unique heirloom mixture ‘Lorenziana’.
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Gold Star Ruby Tubes Gaillardia/Blanket Flower

Gold Star Ruby Tubes Gaillardia/Blanket Flower

This ‘Lorenziana’ selection illustrates the interesting twist that the fluted-flower mutation gave to the original native species’ “firewheel” form. One can see how the red/yellow-tipped ray flowers were rolled and partially opened, splitting the yellow tips into stars at the ends of ruby tubes. These are mostly doubled balls of bloom, reaching 2’ tall on long slender stems. Very productive.
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Apricot/Peach Mix Helichrysum/Straw Flower

Apricot/Peach Mix Helichrysum/Straw Flower

Long stems and upright habit topped by a profusion of simple single white flowers with yellow centers. Foliage and blooms are sweetly fragrant, and the single form is particularly attractive to pollinators. Good for scented dried flowers, and makes an excellent medicinal tea.
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Shades of Blue Larkspur

Shades of Blue Larkspur

A full range of color from the lightest sky blue to ultramarine and lavender-blue. Tall straight strong stems to 4’ when autumn or self-sown. Prefers to germinate (and vernalize) under cool conditions, and may be fall planted in zones 5b and warmer. Spring plant as early as possible, prefers direct seeding. Greenhouse sown plants should have 6 weeks of growth below 55°F prior to transplant.
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Pericón Marigolds

Pericón Marigolds

This marigold is becoming one of my favorite perennials, given to us by our friend at Grand Prismatic Seeds, James Young, over 4 years ago. This is part of the marigold diversity of Central America, a plant of cultural meaning and uses as ritual incense, medicine, seasoning, and art. Grows from seed into a small clump the first year, becoming 18-30” tall in subsequent years. Semi-woody bush of green shining leaves from multiple unbranched stems bears a sweet fragrance of tarragon. Small yellow marigold blossoms eventually cover the plant. These may be used for dye, but the entire plant is harvested for tea and seasoning. Would also make for fragrant bouquet filler.
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Magic Single Matricaria

Magic Single Matricaria

Long stems and upright habit topped by a profusion of simple single white flowers with yellow centers. Foliage and blooms are sweetly fragrant, and the single form is particularly attractive to pollinators. Good for scented dried flowers, and makes an excellent medicinal tea.
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Broken Colors Mirabilis/Four O'Clocks

Broken Colors Mirabilis/Four O'Clocks

Flower color in this species can be difficult to understand, with red, pink, yellow, or white blossoms sometimes occurring on the same plant, or changing colors from one generation to the next. In ‘Broken Colors,’ all of these colors can occur within the same flower, which is not explainable by Mendelian genetics. This an example of the effects of “jumping genes” on plant pigmentation, the very same effects seen in the swirling, speckled, or splotched color patterns of some indigenous maize. Jumping genes (or transposons) move within the DNA of plants, changing genetic expression of tissues as they form and grow. All parts of the plant are poisonous.
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Bergamo Monarda

Bergamo Monarda

This relatively new cultivar combines mildew resistance with compact stature and a florific habit. The 2’ stems are chocked with magenta flowers whorled around them in 3” intervals. Leaves are fragrant with citrus. Possibly perennial in mild climates, but usually grown as an annual for cut flowers. Start indoors, transplant at a 12” spacing.
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Apple of Peru Nicandra/Shoo-fly Plant

Apple of Peru Nicandra/Shoo-fly Plant

Seed is highly dormant (expect about 33% germ), and should be started like tomatoes for transplanting after frost. The stems are cut for bouquet fillers once the ornamental fruits have formed. Remove leaves prior to use. Will last about a week in a vase.
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African Bride Nigella

African Bride Nigella

Pure white petals subtend the ornamented violet ovary on these 18-24” tall Nigella. The ovary enlarges into a beautiful seed pod quite distinct from the other species of this genus. Useful as a fresh cut or for dried arrangements.
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Cramer's Plum Nigella

Cramer's Plum Nigella

A modern classic Nigella bred especially for the stripeless plum-purple seedpods used in dried arrangements. The flowers are doubled white, contrasting nicely with darkening pods and lacy foliage. Best direct seeded then thinned to 6-9,” but often transplanted. In zone 7 or warmer, fall planting will promote much longer stem length in spring.
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Chim Chiminee Rudbeckia

Chim Chiminee Rudbeckia

We just love the genetic diversity in this mix of quilled rudbekia, with each ray flower rolled into a tube. So many hues of gold and cinnamon in so many different petal arrangements. By far the most vigorous rudbekia we’ve grown, out-yielding other varieties by 3 to 1.
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Sirius Blue Salvia/Sage

Sirius Blue Salvia/Sage

One of my favorite new flowers, such a rich royal blue standing 30” tall on fine strong vertical stems, out competing all weedy contenders. Completely carefree, covered in bumbles and bees that didn’t care if I was there.
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Black Knight Scabiosa

Black Knight Scabiosa

The darkest of the Scabiosa spectrum, as black as red can get. These reach 3’ with long straight stems, often bent by the weight of bumble bees. Definitely a dark character in a genus associated with dark events by names like “mournful bride” and “the widow.”
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Dante's Roses Schizanthus

Dante's Roses Schizanthus

This has taken a few years, but here we have Angel’s Wings stripped of their purple, yellow, and white hues, leaving rose red hearts and pink wings. While seldom found in books of cut flowers, we’ve found these delicate Angel Wings to last a full week a vase of pure water. Close planting (6x6) and support netting will help get longer stems for cuts. Wider spacing (12x12) will allow for larger plants and better air flow/disease resistance.
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Stokes Aster

Stokes Aster

A perennial bearing 2-4” lavender-blue composite flowers on stiff 20” stems, good for borders and cut flowers, attractive to butterflies and other native pollinators. I believe this is the native species, though several varieties do exist in various shades of blue through lilac, white, and yellow.
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Oklahoma Ivory Zinnia

Oklahoma Ivory Zinnia

A doubled and semi-doubled mix of Ivory tones on stout long stems with high resistance to powdery mildew. We helped Johnny’s save this variety from oblivion two years ago by planted the last 240 seeds in their inventory. Our crop was a success and the variety is once again available. Every year, there are varieties hanging in the balance between existence and loss. This is what genetic erosion looks like in commercial varieties. In traditional crops worldwide and heirlooms of every country, the losses are deeper, the oblivion silent. Blessed be the seedkeepers.
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