Garden seed inventory: an inventory of seed catalogs listing all non-hybrid vegetable seeds available in the United States and Canada

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Seed Savers Exchange, Mar 1, 1999 - Gardening - 806 pages
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The Garden Seed Inventory is an essential reference for all serious vegetable growers who care about seeds and preserving our common garden heritage. This comprehensive "catalog of catalogs" is now available in its new, updated fifth edition, and it lists more than 7,300 nonhybrid varieties of everything from amaranth to zucchini.There's nothing sexy here, no color photographs or quaint illustrations. But the information presented in this book is so unique and invaluable that vegetable lovers everywhere will turn to it again and again, looking for a source that offers Grandpa's favorite tomato, or for a description of new plant introductions or unusual varieties. From Purple Dragon carrot to Howling Mob sweet corn, readers will discover an exciting new world of color and flavor, something that has been lost in these days of one-size-fits-all hybrids.Gardeners concerned with biodiversity and the environment will also appreciate the Garden Seed Inventory. Each vegetable section contains easy-to-follow graphic information on how many varieties have been lost (and gained) over the last twenty years. Gardeners and farmers who save their own seeds can quickly tell which varieties are only offered by one or two companies, and which ones need to be purchased and grown out so they won't be lost forever.As traditional plant breeding gives way to bioengineering and patented hybrids, it has become even more important to recognize and preserve our rich vegetable legacy: seeds brought to this country by immigrants from every corner of the world, or developed here by farmers and breeders for superior taste, regional adaptability, disease resistance, and other virtues. Far from being obsoleteor inferior, these varieties represent the cream of our vegetable crops. The Garden Seed Inventory opens the door and invites us all to discover them.

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Whealy's excellent text for finding vegetable seed sources, whether heirloom or the latest hybrids, has a common name alphabetic listing of vegetables along with the seed companies that sell the available hybrids. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
How to Use This Book
16
Amaranth
44
Artichoke Globe
51
Bean Bush Snap
77
BeanBushWax
101
Bean Pole Dry
108
Bean Pole Wax
123
Kohlrabi
326
Lettuce Leaf
358
Lettuce Romaine
371
Lima Bean Pole
384
MelonOther
405
Okra
421
Onion Common White 43 5
435
Onion Multiplier Topset
450

BeetSugar
134
Broccoli Raab
140
CabbageRed
152
Cardoon
158
Cauliflower
175
Celeriac
184
Chicory
194
Chinese Cabbage
202
Collard
213
Com Flint
222
Com Pop
233
ComSweet
239
ComOther
246
Cress
261
Cucumber
264
Eggplant
278
Florence Fennel
295
Gourd
313
Pea Garden
463
PeaEdible Pod
477
PepperHot
490
Pepper Sweet Bell
514
Pepper Other Species
534
Quinoa
559
Runner Bean
578
Soybean
591
Squash C Mixta
612
Squash Other Species
639
Tepary Bean
654
Tomato Pink Purple
672
Tomato Other Colors
740
Watermelon
757
Miscellaneous
773
Miscellaneous Cucurbitaceae
791
Taxonomy
804
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