2020 Seedling Sale – June 6th

Discerning Tomato Taster!

Heirloom Tomatoes, Peppers & Garden Herbs Seedlings are ready for your kitchen garden – all seedlings are $5.  Pre-orders welcomed by email to info@knowlesvillenature.ca or leave a message at 506-375-8623.  Full list of plant varieties below or download the file to print here.

This year seems to have brought people back to their gardens and many seed companies were running full tilt to keep up with orders and some even sold out.  Food security ultimately depends on a secure seed supply.  We are happy to be growing a seed garden here in Knowlesville and making seeds available for free through the seed library here and at the LP Fischer Library in Woodstock.  

By buying seedlings from our seed sale, 100% of the money goes back to supporting our seed garden, seed libraries and our children’s garden.  This year, we are also encouraging everyone to help seed save and will send tips to anyone who decides to participate.

2020 Heirloom Tomato Varieties:

  1. Yellow Pear Tomato (YP): the Yellow Pear gets its name from its colour and shape. This variety dates back to the 1800s and is a vigorous indeterminate. It produces generously with an abundance of small, yellow pear-shaped tomatoes that are sweet, but mild in flavour.  Source: KANC
  1. Wentzell Beefsteak Tomato (WB) – Huge glorious pink-red fruit.  Old family heirloom from New Germany, NS.
  1. Wapsinicon: Peach yellow tomato (WP): Soft and fuzzy like a ccheach.  Small, tangy and sweet.  HEIRLOOM. Indeterminate.  Source: Tourne Sol Co-operative
  1. Sweet Tumbler Cherry Tomato (SwT): Extremely early and sweet.  Compact, horizontal growth makes them ideal for containers.  Source: Annapolis Seeds
  1. Sweetie Cherry Tomato (SwC):  65 days/indeterminate.  Extra sweet, 100 or more snack-size red tomatoes per plant.  Hardy in wet, cool summers by producing sweet treats when others go bland.  Source: Hope Seeds
  1. Rosabec Pink Tomato (RoPink): 70 day / determinate.  A pink tomato, with Canadian roots – introduced in the 60s by Roger Doucet in St. Hyacinthe, QC.  Fruits are early and prolific and somewhat variable in shape from slightly flattened to round.  Dependable through cool nights.  Source: Hope Seeds
  1. Ropreco Red Tomato (RR): 70 days / determinate.  2-3” bright red fruit, plum shaped with a small point.  An Italian heirloom with thick walls and meaty-textured pulp.  Good for sauces and canning or sun-dried tomatoes.  Quite productive in cool climates.  Source: Hope Seeds
  1. Pollock Red Slicer (PS): Mid-size tomato heavy production of deep-red, smooth round slicers.  Selection from Andy Pollock.  Source: Annapolis Seeds.
  1. Peche Vilmorin Andrieux Pink-red tomato (Peche or PV):  Outstanding peach type tomato, blushed pink-red.  French heirloom from the 1800s.  Source: Annapolis Seeds.
  1. Napoli a Fiaschetto Italian Tomato (NaF): Red elongated paste tomatoes.  Plants covered with clusters of fruits.  Determinate.  Source: Tourne Sol Co-operative
  1. Montreal Tasty Red Tomato (MT):  Red medium-sized slicer on compact plants.  Quebec HEIRLOOM.  Indeterminate.  Source: Tourne Sol Co-operative
  1. Mennonite Orange Beefsteak Tomato(MO):  Large, richly flavoured beefsteak.  Deep orange, with beautiful red marbling.  Source: Annapolis Seeds & Hope Seeds & AA
  1. SOLD OUT Mac Pink (MP):   Heavy yields of early sweet medium sized pink tomatoes.  Bred at MacDonald College of McGill University in St Anne-de-Bellevue, QC.  Determinate. Source: Tourne Sol Co-operative
  1. Jaune Flamme (JF):  Mid sized deep orange smooth skin tomato.  Sweet, juicy and great in salads.  Market garden favourite.  Source: Annapolis Seeds & AA
  1. Depp’s Pink Firefly Tomato (DP):  Huge beefsteak fruits have soft yellow speckles (fireflies) on the shoulders.  Some fruits are smooth and many are lumpy and segmented.  All of them are delicious!  4’ vines.  Source: Annapolis Seeds.
  1. Crnkovik Yugostavian Beefsteak Tomato (CRN):  Early and heavy yielding red beefsteak.  Among our favourites on the farm.  Source: Annapolis Seeds.
  1. Cosmonaut Volkov Red Tomato (CV):  Indeterminate. 75 days. This Ukrainian tomato gets a 9 out of 10! Awesome! The Cosmonaut Volkov Heirloom Tomato is sweet, tangy & delicious! This large red tomato is very fleshy & very juicy. Very productive, 4 foot plants. Called one of the best in the Solar System and we would definitely agree!  Source: Artful Acre in Knowlesville
  1. Clear Pink (CP): Mid-sized tomato, consistently our heaviest yielding tomato.  Early ripening, compact plants.  Large slicers. Source: Annapolis Seeds.
  1. Cabot Red Tomato (CR):  Among our earliest and most productive tomatoes.  Juicy red fruits.  Source: Annapolis Seeds.
  1. Brandywine Tomato (Bw) : A great-tasting heirloom variety producing huge, globe-shaped fruits only after 78 days.  A favourite among market gardeners.  Indeterminate plants may require some staking.  Source: PC Organics
  1. Black Prince Tomato (BP): A farm favourite, Black Prince Heirloom Tomato plants produce delicious, rich, mahogany brown coloured tomatoes. Amazing flavour!  Black Prince Heirloom Tomatoes mature in about 74 days and are an open pollinated tomato variety.
  1. Black Krim Beefsteak Tomato (BK): HEIRLOOM. Medium-sized, very dark maroon beefsteak, with wonderfully rich flavour.  Originated in Crimea, a peninsula in the Black Sea with perfect “tomato summers”. Extremely tasty.  Source: KANC Saved seed from a few plants
  2. Red Beefsteak from Rainbow Seeds (RBR) Heirloom Beefsteak’ – this indeterminate tomato (individual fruits ripen successively over many days) remains our most popular main season tomato – mostly because of its consistent performance and heavy yields! Large solid fruits weighing up to 260g (9oz) are a rich red colour. (62 days to harvest)

2020 Peppers Varieties: 

1. Lemon Drop Hot Pepper (Capsicum baccatum), Ají Limón, is a hot, citrus-like, lemon-flavored pepper which is a popular seasoning pepper in Peru, where it is known as qillu uchu. A member of the baccatum species, the lemon drop is a cone pepper that is around 60 mm (2.4 in) long and 12 mm (0.47 in) wide with some crinkling. Scoville scale: 15,000-30,000 SHU

2. Georgia Flame Pepper (Capsicum annuum):A piquant pepper from the Republic of Georgia, up to eight inches long, with thick, crunchy flesh. Two-foot high plants produce copious amounts of fruit throughout the season. An excellent salsa pepper. 90 days from transplant. Scoville scale: 1,000 ~ 1,500 SHU.

3. The Alma Paprika Pepper (Capsicum annuum) is a thick-walled cherry type pepper that is perfect for drying and grinding. They are very sweet yet have a distinctly spicy flavor which is milder than Jalapeno but still warm enough to be tasted. Fruits start out creamy white, then to orange and are red when fully mature. Scoville scale: Mild – 100 – 2,500 SHUs.

4.   Jimmy Nardello Italian Pepper (Capsicum annuum): This fine Italian pepper was grown each year by Giuseppe and Angella Nardiello at their garden in the village of Ruoti, in Southern Italy. In 1887 they set sail with their one-year-old daughter Anna for a new life in the U.S. When they reached these shores, they settled and gardened in Naugatuck, Connecticut, and grew this same pepper that was named for their fourth son, Jimmy. This long, thin-skinned frying pepper dries easily and has such a rich flavor that this variety has been placed in “The Ark of Taste” by the Slow Food organization. Ripens to a deep red, is very prolific, and does well in most areas.

5. Tequila Sunrise Pepper (Capsicum annuum): Small plants set lots of unique, glowing, golden-orange, carrot-shaped fruit. These are superb for the flower garden or as a potted plant. Crisp 15 cm (6″) fruit are full of flavour: sweet and sometimes slightly sharp-tasting. Very nutritious and fun to grow.

2020 Garden Herbs:

1. Chevril: Chervil, sometimes called French parsley or garden chervil, is a delicate annual herb related to parsley. It is commonly used to season mild-flavoured dishes and is a constituent of the French herb mixture “Herbes de Provence”.

2.  Oregano (Origanum vulgare): True oregano plant varieties are members of the Origanum genus within the mint family.  This is the familiar herb used on pizzas and in tomato sauces. It is a perennial, so it’ll grow back year after year and should be planted in a sunny spot with well-drained soil.

3. Syrian oregano (Origanum syriacum or Origanum maru) is often used in za’atar, a Middle Eastern spice mixture, along with ground sumac and sesame seeds. It is a perennial plant usually harvested in the wild, but it can be grown in a container or outdoors in warm, dry climates.

4. Summer Savory: A very versatile herb. It’s popular in New Brunswick where it is often used in place of sage. Tastes great in soups and stews, and with meat and vegetables.

5. SOLD OUT Chives: A Versatile Herb, Easy to Use and Grow. Chives are an herb, related to onions and garlic, with long green stems and a mild, not-too-pungent flavor. The green stems are the part of the chives that are used as an herb. Chive stems are hollow and are usually used fresh.

6: Curled Parsley has short strong stems with dark green curled leaves. It has a flavour and aroma of similar to that of carrot greens. Plants reach twelve inches tall.  This is a great all around open pollinated, heirloom parsley variety, adaptable to any home organic vegetable garden.

7. Sage (Salvia officinalis):  Popular for culinary use. Dries very well retaining its colour and aroma. Has spiky mauve flowers and grey-green velvety leaves. Perennial if planted in a protected spot (still in full sun though during the growing season).  Also can be dug up and brought indoors in the winter and replanted in the spring.

Pre-orders welcomed by email to info@knowlesvillenature.ca – all seedlings $5.

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