Sieva Lima Bean, 1700's Heirloom, Organic $3.45 $3.95
Now Shipping - Get your order in today as these go fast and sell out so quickly! The Seed Savers Exchange - also known as Small White, Carolina).  Extremely early pole lima that has been popular for hundreds of years.  Excellent in the South but also grows well in the North where it matures in cooler conditions. Dark green 9-10' vines climb vigorously. Heavy yields of light green 3" pods with small chalky white seeds. Delicious butter bean flavor. Pole Bean Habit, 70-89 days.   Characteristics:  Pole bean Seeds are white and small 10-89 days 50 seeds per packet  Instructions - Lima beans thrive in hot temperatures. Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Seeds will germinate in 7-18 days. Limas prefer full sun.  Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1" Rows Apart: 36-48" Full Sun
Porto Spineless Cardoon, Artichoke Flavor, Heirloom $4.00 $5.50
Firefly Farm & Mercantile - Porto Spineless Cardoon are grown for their artichoke flavor. You eat the midrib and leaf stalks of the cardoon plant.  They should be blanched before harvesting.  You can use this as a side dish or is in used in stuffing, soups or stews.  Blanching involves wrapping leaves in newspaper, burlap, or black plastic for a few weeks before harvesting. This prepares the stem for eating. These are also grown for their thistle like flowers and serrated silver green leaves.  Perennial in Zones 6–10. Cynara cardunculus Characteristics:  Non-GMO, and open-pollinated  Plants grow 3-4' tall  Perennial in Zones 6–10. 100 days  25 seeds   Not available to ship to California   Instructions -Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Plant outdoors after danger of frost has passed but the days are still cool. Fertilize liberally for best results. An annual in zones 3-6 (vernalization recommended) or perennial in zones 7+ Sow Indoors: 8-10 weeks before the last frost Germination: 10-20 Days Plant Rows: 3-4' apart Plant Spacing: 2-3'  Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Cosmic Purple Carrot, Organic $3.25 $3.75
  High Mowing Organic Seeds - Stunning roots with deep purple skin, orange flesh and a hint of spice. These tapered roots steal the show in salads with their extraordinary color combination and sweet flavor with a bit of spice! Tremendous gourmet appeal. 15" long, dark green, leafy tops are gorgeous when bunched for a fresh for market look Organic and Open-Pollinated Specialty Appeal 7" Nantes Style 90 days ±250 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  
Rouge Vif d'Etampes 'Cinderella' Pumpkin, 1883 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Beautiful French pumpkin: introduced in the United States by W. Atlee Burpee in 1883; documented by Vilmorin the same year. Very flattened red-orange fruit with wide ribs, weighs up to 20 pounds. Favored by French chefs for rich soup stock. 95 days, (C. maxima) (aka Bright Red d'Etampes, Cinderella) Characteristics:  Cinderella Pumpkin 15-20 lb fruit Bright red-orange fruit  Flattened fruits with wide ribs  Fruits grow to 20 pounds  Winter squash 95 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 Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Preorder
Christmas Pole Lima Bean, 1840 Heirloom from $3.25
Also knowns as Large Speckled Calico, this variety was first cultivated in the United States around 1840 and produces beautiful, quarter-sized, fat white seeds with maroon spots and swirls.  It has a rich flavor and can be used as shell lima bean or dry bean.  Heavy yields, bears even during extreme heat. Pole habit, 75-100 dys.  Pole bean Large Maroon and White Speckled Seeds Performs well in extreme heat Shelling and Dry bean 75-100 days 50 seeds per packet  Instructions - Lima beans thrive in hot temperatures. Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Seeds will germinate in 7-18 days. Limas prefer full sun.  Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1" Rows Apart: 36-48" Full Sun
Preorder
Luffa - or Loofah, Gourds $2.99 $3.35
We have upgraded to an Organic Seed from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange for the same price. This is a top seller for us and we heard how important organic was and jumped at the chance when we saw it offered.  Loofahs are members of the gourd family, originally from China. These handsome trailing vines can be grown on a fence or trellis or allowed to ramble at garden edges. Growing loofahs look like wrinkly big cucumbers. At season's end, when dry and mature, the rinds are simply peeled, revealing their sponge-like fibrous interior. Loofahs make marvelous skin scrubbers for stimulating circulation and improving skin tone in the bath or shower. Home-grown Loofahs make wonderful holiday gifts! Characteristics:  Organic Good skin scrubbers  110 days  3 grams or ~20 seeds    Instructions - Several weeks before last spring frost, sow seeds 1 in. deep in individual pots of seed starting mix. Keep warm and moist and provide a strong light source. When seedlings are well established and nights stay above 55°F (13°C), acclimate to the outdoors. Transplant at sunny garden edges to ramble, or 12 inches apart along a sturdy fence or trellis to climb and form a lush canopy. Plant In: April - June  Full Sun Plant 12 inches apart Plant 1" Deep 7-10 days to germinate  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability. 
Stone Mountain or Dixie Belle Watermelon, 1924 Heirloom, Organic $3.25 $3.75
We found this popular one again! It arrives in early January 2024! The Seed Savers Exchange - (aka Dixie Belle) Southern favorite introduced in 1924 by Hastings Seed Company of Atlanta, Georgia. One of the most popular watermelons during the 1930s and 1940s but is now scarce. Round dark green fruits with sweet pink flesh average 30 pounds. Thick rind resists splitting, a good choice for shipping or storage. The rind is also excellent for pickling. 80-95 days.  Characteristics:  Organic Round fruits grow to 30 pounds Sweet, pink flesh Thick, dark green rind prevents splitting and is good for pickling 80-95 days 25 seeds  This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States. Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 8' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 4 weeks before transplanting out. Watermelons love heat and prefer sandy or light-textured soils.  Plant 1/2" deep Hill 6-8 seeds together Thin to 3-4 plants Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Yellowstone Carrot, Organic $3.25 $3.25
Long, sunflower-yellow carrots with strong, feathery tops. High Mowing Organic Seeds - Extremely productive and adaptable to many growing conditions; one of the easiest carrots to grow. Strong tops are ideal for bunching. Pick early for a sweet, tender, mild-flavor treat that kids will love! Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated Productive  Mild flavor 9" roots  70 days  250 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds as soon as soil can be worked in the spring through mid-summer  Plant thin to 1-2" apart depending on the desired size  Plant 1/4-1/2" Deep Plant Rows 18-24" apart Thin 2-4" Apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Tiger Tomato, One of our rarest Heirlooms, Organic $3.75 $4.00
The Living Seed Company -  A favorite of our friends at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center and a favorite of ours!  Seed originally given to Doug Gosling.  A very rare Czech heirloom that is incredibly rare. This is a different variety that the most commonly found Tiger.  Very early, medium-small sized fruits. Organic Fruits are about 10oz Indeterminate 65-75 days from transplant 25 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds indoors 1/8" 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
Broad Windsor Fava Bean, 1863 Heirloom, Both Organic & Conventional Available from $3.25 $4.00
Broad Windsor Fava Beans - Yes, Grilled Fava Beans are a thing!  This heirloom fava bean is a favorite and has stood the test of time. each pod contains 6-8 beans on average. Beans can be prepared in so many ways - fresh beans are often grilled (my personal favorite), steamed or sauted, while dried beans are your in soups, dips, and roasted Organic or Conventional Available Bush type Bean (2-4' tall plants so some trellising can be helpful 85 day Instructions - Fruits must set before temps reach 70 degrees. This variety is often planted whent he ground is workable.  It does not need much protection, but any protection will help it grow and set pods faster. In mild climates, plant in the fall or in cold climates, plant whent he soil is workable.  Direct Seed 4-6" apart Planting Depth 1" Thin 6" apart This an easy seed to save too!  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Sugar Daddy Snap Pea (30" Height), Organic $3.75 $4.00
The Living Seed Company - The luscious thick and crunchy skin of the sugar snap pea allows for an extended harvest and harbors the perfect home for the delectable peas that are housed inside.  Peas are a delight fresh tossed into salads, lightly steamed as a side, or tossed in at the end of fried rice or a stir fry or eaten right from the vine! In France they use the term mange tout to refer to edible podded peas, which means eat all. Can tolerate some heat. 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 Sweet Edible podded pea 65-75 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. Direct Seed 2" apart Plant 1/2" deep Plant Rows 24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Palla Rossa Radicchio, Organic $3.75 $4.25
Seed Exchange - A stunning variety from Italy. Adds great flavor and color to any salad, coleslaw, or baby greens mix. Also, great steamed or in stir-frys.  Known to cleanse the blood, this easy to grow vegetable thrives in containers or in the garden and quick to mature.  Cut primary head at the ground level and new one will grow. The secondary head is more colorful and sweet! Avoid harvesting during the heat of summer. Holds well in the winter. Enjoy! Organic Quick growing 65-85 days 100 Seeds per packet   Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Plant out when a light frost is still possible. Can also be directly sown outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Plant closer together or cover centers for well-blanched, tender stems. Recommended to add calcium when planting. Thrives in cool weather and can withstand light frost. Amend with compost and apply mulch at base.  Sow indoors 5-6 weeks before the last frost Plant Outdoors: 8-12" Apart Germinate 5-7 days Light: Full Sun    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)
Rattlesnake Pole Bean, Heirloom, Organic $3.50 $4.25
Exceptional heirloom flavor fresh, shelled, or dry! Also known as the Preacher Bean. High Mowing Organic Seeds - Picked fresh, beans are round and dark green with unusual purple streaks that fade when cooked. Shelled beans are beige, with rattlesnake streaks when fully dry. Signature addition for roadside stands and farmer's markets. Streaked seeds. Characteristics:  Organic  Pole bean 10' Vines Wax bean 65 days 1oz 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
Corba 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
Shin Kuroda Carrot $3.75
Shin Kuroda Carrot - This Japanese sweet carrot has exceptional flavor and texture. Popular in Asia, this attractive variety boasts a smooth, bright red-orange flesh and a shorter body, about 5” long, with wide shoulders. The kuroda or koyo has high sugar content, known to have a high beta carotene concentration (vitamin A) and is excellent for juicing, eating raw, steamed or cooked. The high yielding kuroda will do well in mild climates and heavy soil, can be grown as spring and fall crop and is a great one for storing. Can keep them in the ground until it freezes.  Characteristics:  Non-GMO, and open-pollinated Long storing High Brix content  7-9 75 days  600 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 Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Tel. (608) 632.5914 - Easy To Do Business With - Firefly Farm & Mercantile, LLC American Express Apple Pay Diners Club Discover Meta Pay Google Pay Mastercard PayPal Shop Pay Venmo Visa