Old Native American Tomato Varieties
Open Pollinated Seeds - Produced in Manitoba
You can save your own seeds from the best specimens and sow them again.
Originally grown by the Cherokee Indians, this wonderful heirloom is more than 100 years old. The seed for Cherokee Purple was sent to Craig LeHoullier by John D. Green of Sevierville, Tennessee. John D. Green received the seed from a lady who obtained them from her neighbor who claimed that they were originally grown by the Cherokee Indians. The fruit of Cherokee Purple is a dark purplish pink color and often has green shoulders. The large fruit average 12 oz and are delicious. The plants are very productive and reliable. One of the best! Indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. (75-80 days from transplant)
S201 - Cherokee Purple, 25 seeds... $ 3.00
A very old heirloom that is thought to be a distinct strain of Cherokee Purple. This variety was grown by Clyde Burson, who was in his 80's, for as long as he could remember. Large fruit are purplish with green shoulders and occasional green striping. (The green striping is not present on most of the fruit produced.) One of the most delicious tomatoes that I have ever tasteda personal favorite! Compact indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. (75 days).
S202 - Indian Stripe, 25 seeds... $ 3.00
Old fashioned favorite that was once very popular. It was originally released by the University of Nebraska in 1944. The vigorous vines produce 4-6 oz red globes that are perfect for canning but can also be used for slicing. A very delicious tomato with that old fashioned taste. Indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. (70 days)
S203 - Sioux Tomato, 25 seeds... $ 3.00
American Indian Heritage Corns
This extremely rare and precious 8 row flint corn was once grown by the Micmacs and across the North Atlantic shores. Jacques Cartier observed fields of it in 1534 and it was and still is one of the earliest maturing corns, ripening in just 45-60 days. The plants are short, growing to about 2 ½ feet tall and the cobs barely reach 4" long. I was surprised how quickly it ripened for me this year and it certainly is worth growing in short season climates. The dried kernels can be soaked and then used in soups and stews. I am very happy to be able to preserve and offer this rare historic corn to my customers. Low Quantity. (45-60 days maturity)
S301 - Gaspe Flint, 50 seeds... $ 3.95
A gorgeous flour corn from the Mandan Indians of North Dakota. Excellent for grinding into flour or as a beautiful fall decoration. An excellent mix of colors with some striped kernels as well. The plants are 4-5' tall and produce 6-7" cobs. Early maturing corn for short season areas. (90 days) Low quantity.
S302- Mandan Bride, 100 seeds... $ 3.95
Mandan Red Clay
This distinctive flour corn was once grown by the Mandan Indians of North Dakota. The 6-8" ears are clay red color and excellent for parching or grinding into flour. (100 days)
S303 - Mandan Red Clay Corn, 100 seeds... $ 3.95
A rare flour corn from the Mandan Indians. The cobs have cream colored and blue kernels with some kernels speckled. The plants grow about 4-5 feet tall and the cobs are 6-8 inches long. A very beautiful corn that can be used for autumn decorations. Extremely Rare. (95-100 days maturity)
S304 - Mandan Speckled, 50 seeds... $ 3.95
EXTREMELY RARE! An old Oscar H. Will variety originating with the Indians of North Dakota. A very dwarf variety of sweet corn well adapted to small gardens. The stalks grow to 3-4' tall and produce golden tasty cobs which are 4-5" long. An excellent variety of sweet corn for northern gardens! (60 days)
S305 - Orchard Baby, 100 seeds... $ 3.95
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