Organic Scarlet Nantes Carrot, 1850's heirloom $3.25 $3.75
This is a Firefly kid favorite!  Seed Exchange - Also known as Early Coreless, this variety stores well and adapts well to different conditions. Its cylindrical roots are 7" long with blunt tips, and its fine-grained, bright red-orange flesh is nearly coreless, offering great flavor that’s sweet and crisp. Good when used as baby carrots, and excellent for freezing and juicing. Dating to the 1850s, the variety was developed in France by the seed company Vilmorin-Andrieux. 65-75 days Organic Bright red-orange Sweet and crisp, nearly coreless Good for use as baby carrots Cylindrical roots grow to 7 inches Adapts well to different conditions Stores well 65-75 days ±250 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors before 3-4  weeks of last frost or soil can be worked. Plant 1/2" apart Plant 1/4" Deep Plant Rows 16-24" apart Thin 2-4" Apart Picture shows a very similar carrot to the Scarlet Nantes
Organic Tendergreen Bush Bean, 1922 Heirloom $2.95 $4.00
The Living Seed Company - Calvin Keeney introduced this variety in 1922. This bush bean is a heavy yielder, even in hot temperatures and produces over an extended season.  The plants are vigorous, upright (no staking) and low maintenance.  Be prepared for lots of stringless, meaty, 6" pods of delicious, tender green beans.  This all purpose variety is great fresh, steamed, in casseroles, soups or stir fries, amazing pickled and perfect for freezing.  It is also a wonderful shelling bean having purple seeds with beige accents. Can be left to dry on the plant for a pretty dry bean. Organic Stringless Bush Bean 12-24" tall 50-75 days 50 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after 2-3 weeks of last frost as beans do like the ground to be warmer. Direct Seed 1-5" apart Planting Depth 1/2 -1" Thin 3-5" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Sugar Snap Pea (24" Height) $2.95 $3.25
The Living Seed Company - The one and only Sugar Snap!  Adored since its introduction in 1979 and an All American Selection winner. Vines bear over a long harvesting period.  Eat the whole pod fresh or cooked.  Great yields in the cold or heat.  You say sugar and I'll say snap!  Snap peas are a delight fresh tossed into salads, lightly steamed as a side, or tossed in at the end of fried rice, in a stir fry or eaten right from the vine! Blanch and freeze to keep a bit of early summer in you ice box! Edible podded, 65-70 days. Organic Vines grow to 2.5' feet Pods best eaten when small Edible podded pea 65-70 days 50 Seeds   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. Our family tends to not trellis these and just space them a little closer together to support themselves.   Direct Seed 2" apart Plant 1/2" deep Plant Rows 24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Parade Bunching Onion $2.95 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Parade bunching onion or scallion, is a vigorous variety with superb upright posture for easy harvest and cleaning. The flavor is mild and satisfying and the texture is firm. Parade has beautiful deep green leaves and an extra long white base. Scallions stalks (the white) have more of an onion punch and its firmer texture can withstand longer cooking times. The greens are more chive like and are typically added at the end of cooking or used fresh. Characteristics:  Organic Plants grow to 12-20 inches tall Onion flavored bulbs and chive flavored leaves 100 Seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 1/2" deep after the last frost.   Sow 1/2" deep Plant 2-3" apart Grow Rows 12" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Organic Calabrese Broccoli, 1880 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - This historic and delicious variety dates back to the 1880s, when it was brought to America by Italian immigrants. Tight heads can grow up to 8" in diameter. After the central head is harvested, many side shoots will form, and they can be harvested right up to frost. 58-90 days from transplant. Organic Dark green Heads grow to 8 inches Side shoots or sprouts form after the central head is harvested 58-90 days from transplant 100 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Plant out just before the last frost. Broccoli prefers cool temperatures and a regular supply of water. In many regions it can be grown as both a spring and fall crop. Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost Germination 3-10 days Plant apart 24"  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability.  
Mexico Midget Tomato $3.25 $3.75
Out of stock! We won’t have this back this season. The Seed Savers Exchange - Winner of SSE’s 2014 Tomato Tasting. Hundreds of ½-¾" dark red cherry tomatoes on each plant. Huge tomato flavor for such small fruits. Great for salads or selling in pints. Plants produce throughout the entire growing season. Indeterminate, 60-70 days from transplant. Characteristics:  Winner of SSE’s 2014 Tomato Tasting Dark red fruits grow to a ½-¾ inch Bursting with tomato flavor Very productive Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season 60-70 days from transplant 50 Seeds Instructions - You should start your tomato seeds indoors in soil trays or pots about 6 weeks before you plant them outside. Sow the seeds about 1/4 inch deep and wait 7-14 days for them to germinate. As they grow you may need to re-pot them to give their roots space to develop. When all chance of frost has passed and the soil has warmed to at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit you can plant your tomatoes out. Leave around 24-36 inches between the plants. Tomatoes should be grown with some form of support, such as staking, cages, or a trellis. This variety will be mature about 60-70 days after transplanting. Sow indoors 6 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
Organic Detroit Dark Red Beet, 1892 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Great for canning and fresh eating, this variety is a good keeper, producing round, blood-red, 3"-diameter roots. This historic variety was introduced in 1892 by D.M. Ferry & Company. Original selections were made from the Early Blood Turnip beet by Mr. Reeves of Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. 60-65 days Organic Very dark red color Prolific Stores well 60-65 days 100 seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Plant at two-week intervals for a steady harvest. All parts of the beet plant are edible. Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1/2" Thin 4-6" apart Plant Rows 20-24" apart
Cherokee Trail of Tears Pole Bean 1800’s Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Also known as Cherokee Black, the variety is good as both a snap and a dry bean; when mature, the greenish-purple 6” pods encase shiny jet-black seeds. This bean was shared with Seed Savers Exchange by the late Dr. John Wyche of Hugo, Oklahoma. His Cherokee ancestors carried this bean over the Trail of Tears, the infamous winter death march from the Smoky Mountains to Oklahoma (1838-39) that left a trail of 4,000 graves. Pole habit, snap or dry, 85 days. Pole bean Black seeds Green 6 inch pods with purple overlay Snap or dry bean 85 days 50 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently to increase yield. Pods can be left on the vine to mature and then harvested as dry beans. Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1" Support with trellis, teepee, or fencing
Organic Double Yield Cucumber, 1924 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - A home garden variety grown for fresh eating or canning, this standard, late-season white corn has narrow “shoe peg” (non-rowed) kernels. Tapered 7-8" ears grow on 7-8' stalks that often produce two ears. This historic variety was introduced in 1890 by S. D. Woodruff & Sons of Orange, Connecticut. 88-92 days. Organic Uniform 6 inch long fruit When one fruit is harvested, 2 or 3 more are produced 50-60 days 25 Seeds   Instructions - When growing plants on a trellis, space seed 6-8” apart and thin as necessary; train the plants to climb the trellis with an initial guidance. Alternatively, make 12” hills at least 6’ apart. Plant 6-8 cucumber seeds per hill 1” deep. After germination, thin to 3-4 plants per hill. Plant 6-8 Seeds on a Hill Plant 1" Deep Thin to 3 or 4 plants Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Dragon's Tongue Bush Bean $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - With exceptionally crisp and juicy pods, this Dutch wax bean bears large 6-8" cream-colored pods with vivid purple mottling that fades when beans are cooked. Pods are stringless and wide. Compact, high-yielding plants. Bush habit, wax, 55-60 days. Bush bean Large cream and purple pods Stringless pods; exceptionally crisp and juicy Wax bean 55-60 days 50 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after 2-3 weeks of last frost as beans do like the ground to be warmer. Plan to support with trellis or stakes, even though it is a bush bean, the plant likes the extra support.  Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1" Plant 36-48" apart
Organic Black Beauty Zucchini Squash, 1957 variety $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - A 1957 All America Selections winner developed by John Scarchuk at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Compact everbearing bush plants are loaded with glossy green-black fruits with firm white flesh. Best eaten when under 8" long. Excellent variety for freezing. 45-65 days. Characteristics:  Organic Glossy, green-black skin Best when eaten under 8 inches Excellent variety for freezing Summer squash 45-65 days 25 seeds per packet    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
Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - A single stalk of this variety can bear 50-100 dark-green Brussels sprouts (florets) over an extended period. Compact plants produce sturdy spikes with edible florets that mature from the bottom up and take on sweeter tones after a light frost. Introduced in the 1890s, this historic variety was once the most important commercial sprout in the United States. Brussels sprouts mature 80-115 days from transplant. Compact plants This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States but prefers a long, cool summer season Yield 50-100 sprouts over a season Sprouts grow to 1.5 inches Sweet flavor when harvested after frost (Highly recommend this) 80-115 days from transplant 100 seeds Instructions  Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost Germination 5-10 days Plant apart 24" 
Organic Pink Plume Celery, 1894 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
This is still available and is on back order. It can take up to 3-4 weeks to receive shipments. If you'd like it, please order it and we will ship it to you when it arrives. If this part of a larger order, we will ship you what is in stock.  Seed Exchange - Introduced in 1894 by the Peter Henderson & Company seed house of New York, this beautiful purple celery quickly gained popularity, and by 1903 it was offered by over 100 seed houses across North America. Its compact plants offer an abundance of stalks and leaves, which have a dark-purple flush on inner stalks and leaf tips. The thin, solid stalks are sweet with an intense, almost fennel-like, flavor. Biennial, 80-90 days Organic Small, compact plants with an abundance of stalks and leaves Dark purple blush of color on inner stalks and leaf tips Thin, solid stalks are sweet with an intense fennel-like flavor Biennial, 90-100 days to maturity Instructions - Celery needs light to germinate so sow seeds very shallowly. In cool climates, sow indoors, then moisten and cover with clear plastic. When celery leaves begin to emerge, remove the plastic cover and place the container in a sunny spot, always keeping the soil moist. When there are two true leaves, transplant outside when the soil has warmed and night temperatures have been above 40°. Sow seeds outdoors before 3-4  weeks of last frost or soil can be worked. Sow indoors 10-12 weeks before the last frost Germinates in 10-20 days Plant Rows 8-10" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Organic San Marzano Tomato, pre 1700's Heirloom $2.95 $3.25
Out of Stock on this variety  The Living Seed Company - Many world class chefs consider this to be the world's finest paste tomato. This delicious, strong tasting red fruit has thick flesh and few seeds, making it perfect for sauces and salsa. Also great fresh or canned. Story has it that the San Marzano originated in Peru before making its way to the Kingdom of Naples in the 1700's. Here it is thought it was first planted in the area of San Marzano sul Sarno, where it was grown in the rich volcanic soil and shadow of Mount Vesuvius. 85 days from transplant.  Organic Bright red fruits grow to 8-12 ounces Fruits vary in shape from oxheart to plum Juicy and meaty flesh Excellent for sauce or fresh eating Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season 80-90 days from transplant 25 Seeds 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
Organic Armenian Cucumber, 1400's Heirloom $2.95 $4.00
The Living Seed Company - This is my favorite fruit (or is it a vegetable) and love growing it. Also known as Striped Armenian, this unique cucumber was introduced to Italy from Armenia back in the 1400’s.  Botanically a melon (C. melo) but looks and tastes like a cucumber!  A unique appearance of a slender dark and light green striped body. Never has the bitterness often associated with traditional cucumbers instead this fruit is always crunchy and mild in flavor.  Known for having few seeds and no bumps, best of all this fruit does not need to be peeled. Known as the snake cucumber, snake melon, uri and the yard-long cucumber. Usually grows between 12"–18” and maintains its sweetness, even when grown larger! Delicious raw in salads, on sandwiches, in a veggie plater and nice for pickles! Great when trained on a trellis to keep fruit straighter. For tastiest cukes harvest at 6"–12” long. Very productive! Organic Fruits grow up to 18 inches Striped skin 25 Seeds   Instructions - Sow outside after all danger of frost. For best results grow on a trellis to keep the fruits straight.  Mulch the plants when 10" tall to help retain moisture and keep the roots cool.  Sow 2-3 weeks after the last frost Plant 12" apart Thin to every 3-4' Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability
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