Big Red Ripper Southern Peas, Cowpeas, 1850's Heirloom, Organic $3.25 $3.50
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - Good flavored table pea with 10 in. pods containing as many as 18 large peas per pod! Use fresh or dried. Reddish-green pods are borne high and are easy to see in the foliage. Resistant to very hot, dry summers. Vigorous, sprawling vines. Very popular with our Texas customers. Small packet has about 66 seeds. 1850's Heirloom Vigna unguiculata Certified Organic  Heirloom  Especially well-suited to the South-East  85 seeds Instructions - Need warm soil to germinate; sow a month after the last frost. Grow in the same manner as pole beans or along a trellis, sow seeds 3/4 in. deep, 4 in. apart, thinning to 8 in. One planting along a tall trellis will produce well all season.  Easily grown Thrive in hot weather  Tolerant of a wide range of soils  Flavor - The flavor is similar to southern peas but with a drier, nutty quality. Sweet and mild, resembling the combined flavor of asparagus, mushrooms, and beans. Braid or tie into knots before cooking. The young leaves and stems are also edible.  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Bowling Red Okra, Organic Heirloom Seeds $3.25 $3.75
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - 57 days. Grown by the Bowling family of Virginia since the 1920s. Early, productive, and beautiful - one of the best okras in the Kerr Center’s trial of 30 heirloom varieties. Long, slim, tender red pods. 7-8 ft. plants have red stems and red-veined leaves. Characteristics:  Organic Plants grow to 7-8 feet tall Pods are red Pods grow to 9-12 inches long 47 days 4g, 80- 100 Seeds per packet    Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when the soil has warmed. Tolerant of heat and drought, but not of cold. Keep well picked for higher yields. Direct Seed 2" apart Plant 1/2" deep Thin 6-8" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Brandywine OTV Tomato Heirloom, Organic $3.45 $3.75
Brandywine Tomato- 72 days. (Indeterminate) Named and released by Dr. Carolyn Male and Craig LeHoullier, editors of Off the Vine (OTV), heirloom tomato newsletter. Bred from an accidental cross of Yellow Brandywine and an unknown red beefsteak. One of the best Brandywine strains. Smooth, creamy, almost buttery texture, and harmonious sweet flavor. Fruits are a rich red color with an orange undertone. Produces a large percentage of usable attractive tomatoes, relatively free of defects, averaging 12 oz. Excellent potato leaf foliage cover. 6-8 ft. tall plants. The most productive and heat-tolerant Brandywine. A must for every tomato lovera in the 1800's.  Heat Tolerant  Organic & Open-Pollinated Indeterminate 72 Days .16grams - 40-50 Seeds per Packet Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun. Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost Germination 7-14 days Plant apart 24-36"  Plants need trellising or staking Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Brûlée Butternut Winter Squash, Organic $5.50 $6.15
A prolific and early producer of stout, personal-sized squashes with traditional butternut color. Earlier and better storing than the popular Honeynut, Brûlée was also developed by Dr. Michael Mazourek at the Vegetable Breeding Institute at Cornell University. Uniform, squat fruits have a rich and savory flavor profile, with just the right amount of sweetness. Very high yields on vigorous plants. A portion of the sales of this variety is paid to the breeder.  Early mini butternut Stores well 0.5-1 lb squashes BR Vining habit Open-Pollinated 1/8 ounce of seed (C. moschata) Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out. Plant 1/2" deep Hill 6-8 seeds together Thin to 3-4 plants Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Cascadia Snap Pea, Organic (1992 origin) $3.45 $3.75
A must-have main season variety with heavy yields of juicy, thick-walled pods. Bucketloads of plump pods with tiny, distinctively delicious peas on 3' tall vines. Multiple disease resistances allow for spring and late season plantings. Spring or fall crop 3" pods Open-Pollinated, Organic, and Non-GMO 1 oz of seeds Disease Resistance Details: High Resistance: Pea Enation Mosaic Virus, Intermediate Resistance: Fusarium Wilt, Powdery Mildew Instructions - Peas thrive in cool weather. Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Double rows of peas can be planted on each side of a trellis. Direct Seed 2-3" apart Plant 1/2" deep Plant Rows 24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Cobra Bean, 1931 French Heirloom (Pole) $3.75 $4.25
The Living Seed Company - Cobra beans are widely popular in England and across all of Europe. Their amazing purple flowers are replaced by 7" long beans.  Pole habit, snap, 65-75 days.   Excellent for fresh eating Snap bean Lilac flowers Pole habit 65-75 days 40 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently for increased yields. Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1" Trellis, Fence, or Tee-Pee Rows 36-48" apart
Cosmo Romaine Lettuce, organic $3.45 $3.95
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange Exchange - 55 days. 12 in. tall heads have vibrant green, broad, savoyed leaves that are crisp and sweet. Stays bitter-free longer than many other varieties. One of our favorites. Characteristics:  Romaine 55 days .5g or ~500 seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow continuously for a constant supply of lettuce. Best grown in cooler weather. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Direct Seed 1" apart Plant 1/4" deep Germinate 7-14 days Thin: 6-8" Apart   Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability.
Doe Hill Golden Bell Sweet Pepper, 1900 Heirloom, Organic $3.50
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - 61 days. Pre-1900 family heirloom from the Doe Hill area in Highland County, VA. Introduced by SESE 2000. Miniature (1 x 2¼ in.), 4- to 6- lobed, flattened orange bells, with sweet, fruity, multidimensional flavor. High yielding, 30 in. plants widely adapted and disease resistant. Fruits keep well. Pkt. Organic & Open-Pollinated 61 days from transplant for green .3 grams of seeds, ~50 seeds    Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm. Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost Plant 1/4" deep Germinates in 14 days Plant Rows 12-24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Glacier Tomato, Determinate, Organic $3.25 $3.55
Glacier - 58 days. (Determinate) Unlike other extra-early varieties, produces both an early crop and continues to bear the entire season. Great flavor, especially for an early variety. 1½ in. bright red fruits. We have had yields of ¾ bushel per plant. Very cold-tolerant and may survive a light frost. Potato leaf foliage. Organic & Open-Pollinated Determinate 8oz oz fruit 58 Days .16gram or 40-50 Seeds per Packet Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun. Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost Germination 7-14 days Plant apart 24-36"  Plants need trellising or staking Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Hungarian Italian Paste, Heirloom, Determinate, Organic $3.45 $3.75
Hungarian Italian Paste, Heirloom - 79 days. (Determinate) Highly productive pear-shaped paste tomato with good disease resistance and good holding quality. 3-4 oz. fruits borne in clusters of 4. Makes excellent flavored sauce. Heat Tolerant  Organic & Open-Pollinated Determinate 79 Days .16grams - 40-50 Seeds per Packet Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun. Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost Germination 7-14 days Plant apart 24-36"  Plants need trellising or staking Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Long Pie Pumpkin, Organic from $3.00 $3.95
Firefly Farm & Mercantile - Our local customers have asked for really cool pumpkins so we brought this one in bulk and offer it. This is a wonderful storage pumpkin - you harvest it green and when ripe it turns orange in storage. The texture is absolutely creamy when ripe and excels in pies, hence the name. Long Pie Pumpkin is also known as Nantucket Pie Pumpkin and is a New England Heirloom. We bring in organic seed to offer and are working on our organic handling license so it can be kept organic all the way to you.  Characteristics:  Organic Seed, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  100 Days from seeding to harvest 5-8 lb fruit  Vining habit  Packet is 4.0 g or 30 seeds Instructions - Pumpkins grow best in fertile, well-drained soil, with a slighlty acidic pH.  Plant 1/2-1" deep  3-5 seeds per 6' hill or plant 2 seeds every 3' in rows.  Harvest & Storage - Harvest by cutting the stem near the vine or at least 2-3” from the fruit. Too many days of sun on fruits after maturity will bleach handles and cause sunscald on the fruit. Cure after harvest by keeping in a warm, dry location for a few days then store at 50-55°F with 55-75% relative humidity and good air circulation.  Delicata and acorn squash do not need curing, but will not store as long as other varieties.    Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Pennsylvania Butter-Flavored Popcorn, Organic $3.25 $3.75
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange -102 days. Pre-1885 heirloom popcorn maintained by the Pennsylvania Dutch. Introduced 1988 by SESE. Flavor is superior to commercial popcorn. Produces white-kerneled ears, averaging 2 per 8 ft. stalk. 4-6 in. ears with 26-28 rows of kernels, 1½-1¾ in. at the butt, tapering to 1 in. at the tip. Small (14g) packet has about 125 seeds. Organic  and Open-pollinated Heirloom  125 seeds on average, 14g Instructions - Requires a soil temperature of 65 degrees F to germinate well. Succession plantings can then be made 2-3 weeks apart. Harvest and dry popcorn down as you would grinding corn. Thorough drying is important in getting kernels that will pop. Popcorns are resistant to ear damage by birds.  Sow seed 1" in deep  Rows: 36 in" apart  Thin: 6-12 in. apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Purple Dragon Carrot, Organic $3.45 $3.55
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - 80 days. Beautiful regular-size purple carrot bred by John Navazio. Bright orange or yellow interior, sweet almost "wild" spicy flavor, can be used just like any regular carrot, good storage. Our favorite purple carrot, with better flavor and more consistent color than "Cosmic Purple." Pkt (1 g) Organic and Open-Pollinated Specialty Appeal 6-8" Coreless Nantes Style 75 days 1 grams, ~500 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors before 3-4  weeks of last frost or soil can be worked. Optimal temperature is 65 degrees. Plant 1/2" apart Plant 1/4" Deep Plant Rows 16-24" apart Thin 2-4" Apart  
Red Oakleaf Lettuce, Ancient Heirloom, Organic $3.45 $3.75
Easy, early tender green leaves that withstand heat, drought, and light frost. High Mowing Organic Seeds - A highly adaptable lettuce for plantings throughout the season. Quickly produces a full-sized, bright green open head with distinctively savoyed leaves that hold salad dressing well. Popular baby leaf variety for a bright green contrasting leaf in salad mixes.  Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  Grand Rapids-type  Baby leaf for salad mix  Highly disease resistance  28 days baby - 45 days full size  1/32 oz approx.  Instructions - Lettuce is cool-season annual in the Compositae family. Choose cool, well-drained, loose soil. Lettuce can be seeded in the spring as soon as the soil can be worked.  Direct Seed 1" apart Planting Depth 1/8" Space 8-12"  Thin 1-6" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Seven Top or Southern Prize Turnip Greens, Organic $3.25 $3.75
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange -45 days. Pre-1880, Popular Southern variety often grown for winter green. Used for greens, not the roots, which are woody. Leaves grow 18-22 in. tall, but should be harvested when young and tender. 3g or ~1300 Seeds Included in Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste Instructions - Sow outdoors in early spring for spring and early summer or late summer for fall and winter harvests.  Sow seeds 1" apart  10-12" apart  Thin: 2" apart   Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
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