LETTUCE lactuca sativa

AMISH DEER TONGUE

AUSTRALIAN YELLOW LEAF

BALADI romaine, crisp dark green leaves with nice taste, an early maturing type originally from Syria

BROWN GOLDING romaine, dark green leaves that have a red tinge at the tips, tender leaves with crunchy stems and good taste

CIMMARON romaine, dark red leaves, crisp texture with excellent flavour, 18th century heirloom

ELLA KROPF small tender green butterhead, nice sweet flavour, heirloom grown by the Kropf family since the 1930s

FORELLENSCHLUSS romaine, beautiful plants have glossy light green leaves with red specks, forellenschluss is Austrian for 'speckled like a trout's back'

GULLEY'S FAVOURITE butterhead, green leaves have a slight red tinge, nice flavour, crisp texture, grown by the Gulley family of Oklahoma since around 1890

GRANDPA ADMIRES

JOHN BIBB small dark green butterhead type, a historic variety that has been described as 'the Kentucky original', developed in the mid 1800s by Major John Bibb of Frankfort, Kentucky

LAU'S POINTED LEAF fast growing bright green leaf lettuce, long narrow leaves form a star shape as they grow, nice sweet taste, Chinese heirloom

LITTLE GEM

MAY QUEEN early maturing butterhead lettuce, light green leaves tinged with red, 19th century heirloom

MOSCOW SALAD looseleaf, green heavily blistered leaves, excellent sweet taste and texture, introduced to the west by Kent Whealy, who obtained it from Russian seedswoman Marina Danilenko

ORIELLES DE DIABLE large loose heads made up of long narrow burgundy leaves with green hearts, slow to bolt, old French heirloom 

PASSION BRUNE hardy butterhead lettuce, interior of head is light green, leaves are tinged reddish brown at the tips, tender and delicious, French heirloom introduced in 1855

ROSSA RICCIOLINA ​red frilly cutting lettuce, soft texture, good taste, plants are redder when grown in cooler weather

SANGUINE AMELIORE

SIMPSON CURLY large yellow-green looseleaf lettuce, nice taste, buttery texture, a historic variety mentioned by Peter Henderson in 1867 as being "at the head of the list, believing it to be most generally useful for all purposes"

SWISS yellowish green oakleaf type that forms a bit of a head, brought to Kansas from Switzerland around 1890

TOM THUMB


BRASSICAS brassica spp.

​KALE - HALBHOHER GRUNER KRAUSER aka 'Semi-tall Green Curled' 40-50 cm tall plants have tasty light green curly leaves, from Northern Germany

KALE - RED RUSSIAN purple veined blue-green oak shaped leaves with frilly edges, very hardy, old variety grown in northern Europe for centuries before being introduced to Canada by Russian traders around 1885

​KALE - SMOOTH GERMAN 50-60 cm tall plants with nice tasting flat broad leaves of a bluish-green colour, unlike other kales this one is an annual so will set seeds in the summer if sown in the spring, can be planted mid-summer for fall-winter harvest

MIZUNA bright green lacy edged leaves with white stems, mild spicy flavour

MUSTARD - RED GIANT large purple-red leaves, strong spicy flavour

MUSTARD - WASABINA light green serrated leaf mustard, spicy, wasabi-like flavour

SPINACH - BLOOMSDALE LONGSTANDING succulent dark green savoyed leaves, excellent taste, the standard for open-pollinated spinach since it was introduced by D Landreth Seed Company in 1926


OTHER GREENS AND HERBS

AMARANTH - JAMAICAN CALALU

AMARANTH - HOPI RED DYE

ARUGULA fast growing cool-season salad greens, distinct spicy peppery flavour

ARUGULA - ENRICO RAO an heirloom arugula from southern Italy, brought ot New York by Enrico Rao when he visited Sicily during WW1, very tasty succulent leaves are not deeply lobed like other arugulas but rather form a long strap-like shape

BASIL - GENOVESE

CHERVIL

DILL - KUTUZOVSKY

CILANTRO

SWEET MACE