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Our Banquet 25 Varieties

Selected to give an excellent start to any garden with enough seed to make 250 of our generous ‘packets’ at $0.88 each, this is perfect for a community garden, a seed swap, or fully decking out amazing food-resilient gifts.

The Banquet Bundle Includes:

  • 25 different varieties of seeds with enough seed to fill 10 generous individual servings each and ten (10) description cards per variety,
  • One (1) Basic Seed Saving book,
  • and 250 portion bags (Note: You may reduce plastic before checkout)

Varieties (listed below) updated: 08/26/22

*When out of stock of any variety, we reserve the right to substitute with similar varieties so we can get your seeds out to you in a timely manner.

Arugula; Rocket

Eruca vesicaria. Favored by gourmets. Featured in fine restaurants. Bushy, 1-2′ plant. Wonderful, peppery, distinct flavor. Cold-tolerant. Easy to grow.

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Bean; Anasazi

Phaseolus vulgaris. A delightfully maroon and white beans with a sweet and nutty flavor. Seed originally found in clay jar hidden in one of the ruins of the Anasazi cliff dwellers in the Grand Canyon. Easy to cook, easy to dry – best tasting, best storing dry bean.

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Broccoli; Green Sprouting Calabrese

Brassica oleracea. An old standard broccoli that produces many side shoots over a long period. Initial heads are bluish-green and 3-5″ across.

Companion plants include dill, chamomile, sage, peppermint, beets, and onions.

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Cabbage; Red Acre

Brassica oleracea v. capitata. Beautiful, red version of the famous Golden Acre with larger, 2-3 lb. heads. Red Acre takes 2 weeks more to mature, but stores better and longer in root cellars or refrigerators.

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Cabbage; Perfection Savoy

Brassica oleracea. Savoy cabbage matures later than other cabbages, but survives late enough to be harvested after frost, even in snow. Heavily crumpled drum-shaped heads.

Companion plants include dill, chamomile, sage, peppermint, beets and onions.

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Carrot; Scarlet Nantes

Daucus carota subsp. sativus. A timeless heirloom favorite. Bright-orange, very sweet, slightly tapered, 6-7” roots with characteristic Nantes rounded tip. A good keeper. Excellent for juice. Weed continuously.

Companion plants include: peas, lettuce, onions, garlic, tomatoes.

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Corn; Golden Bantam 8

Zea mays. A selected strain of the famous Bantam Corn. Large ears with 8 rows on 5′ tall plants. Vigorous, early growth. Genuine, old-fashioned sweet corn flavor.

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Kale; Vates Blue Curled Dwarf

Brassica oleracea. Hardy with ruffled, blue-green leaves. Easy to mulch for winter storage in the garden.

Companion plants include dill, chamomile, sage, peppermint, beets and onions.

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Onion; Nebuka (Evergreen Bunching)

Allium fistulosum. Perennial. Our most hardy and delicious bunching onion. Evergreen survives even the most severe winter conditions. Allow some to winter over for early spring harvest, even in the snow.

Companion plants include: beets, lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, chamomile. Dislikes: peas, beans.

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Pea; Oregon Sugar Pod

Pisum sativum. Snow pea. (Edible pods, edible peas.) Famous for its sweet, mild flavor. Delicious raw, in stir fry, or cooked ‘al dente’. Tall, 24-30″ vines bear smooth, 4″ pea pods as long as the weather remains cool.

Companion plants include: beans, corn, carrots, radishes and turnips.

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Pea; Sugar Snap

Pisum sativum, Snap pea (edible pods, edible peas). Original version of the new class of snap pea which produces sweet, edible pods (when young) and full-sized edible peas (when mature). 6′ vines need support. Frost tolerance – good. Matures in 65 days.

Companion plants include: beans, corn, carrots, radishes and turnips.

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Pepper; Early Jalapeño (Hot)

Capsicum annuum. A wonderful, extra-early strain of the hottest of the hots! Compact, cold-tolerant plants yield extra-early, thick, 3″ cone-shaped fruits. Hottest when skins turn almost black.

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Radish; Champion

Raphanus sativus. Our favorite round, red radish. Exceptionally sweet flavor! Stays crisp even when large. Crisp, red roots avg 1.5″ in diameter. Flesh is white. Holds well in storage. 25 days.

Companion plants include: cucumbers, peas, cabbage and lettuce and nasturtiums. Dislikes hyssop.

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Radish; French Breakfast

Raphanus sativus. The best home garden variety for fresh eating. Crisp, red roots are 3″ long with tidy white tips. Flesh is white, crisp and only mildly pungent. Plant with crops that take longer to mature (e.g. carrots or broccoli), and harvest the radishes first.

Companion plants include: cucumbers, peas, cabbage and lettuce and nasturtiums. Dislikes hyssop.

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Squash; Early Prolific Straightneck (Summer)

Cucurbirta pepo. Picture-perfect yellow squash with gracefully arched stems. Produces abundantly. Harvest early as baby squash or wait until 5-6″ long for slicing.

Companion plants include: corn, nasturtiums.

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Squash; Dark Green Zuchinni (Summer)

Cucurbirta pepo. Bush zucchini with straight, smooth, dark-green fruits. Best when harvested at 6-8″. Pale greenish-white flesh. Vigorous. Frost Tolerance: None.

Companion plants include: corn, nasturtiums.

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Squash; Vegetable Spaghetti (Winter)

Cucurbirta pepo. Can be either baked or boiled to make vegetable spaghetti. Top with fresh tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. A delicious treat, especially for kids who don’t like veggies!

Companion plants include: corn, nasturtiums.

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Tomato; Ace 55 (Determinate)

Solanum lycopersicum. Determinate. Heirloom. Large, deep red fruit with low acid content – one of the few tomatoes to make that claim. Crack-resistant. heavy foliage shades fruit to protect them from sunburn. This tried and true variety is resistant to verticulum wilt (V), fusarium wilt (F), and alternate stem canker (ASC).

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Tomato; Roma (Determinate)

Solanum lycopersicum. Determinate. Heirloom. A quality paste variety with very thick flesh. A popular old favorite with good yields.

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Dill; Bouquet

Anethum graveolens. Garnish cucumber salads, cold summer soups or freshly baked mountain trout with the lacy, pale gray-green leaves of this most popular herb. Yellow, umbrella-shaped summer flowers are quite beautiful as cut flowers. Easy to grow for foliage or seeds. 2-3′ tall.

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Cover Crop; Pea – Austrian Winter

Pisum arvense. Survives winters to provide nutritious spring greens. Excellent cover crop to help protect the soil, then replace biomass and replenish nitrogen without regenerating a new crop. Is drought tolerant, and fast growing. Will scavenge phosphorus from soil for easier access for next crop.

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Flower; Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta. Numerous yellow flower heads grow on their own stalks. The flower head is up to 5 inches across, with 15-19 ray flowers, deeply veined and slightly toothed on the tip. The center is 1 inch or more across, green to dark brown.

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Flower; Corn Poppy Single Mixed

Papaver rhoeas. Brilliant red to pink, crinkled flowers on slender, hairy stems. This classic poppy will grow almost anywhere without being invasive. Easy to grow. 18-24″.

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Flower; Cosmos Tall Mixed

Cosmos bipinnatus. Good weed competitor, does well in heavy soils, and is strong nitrogen fixer. Attracts beneficial insects to the growing area at the start of the season.

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Flower; Cut Flower Mix

This mixture is composed of long-lasting flowers. Nothing brightens up a room like a vase of fresh flowers. Mix contains both annuals and perennials to provide cut flowers for many years to come.

Collection of annuals: Baby’s Breath, Bishop’s Flower, Blanketflower, China Aster, Clarkia, Cornflower, Cosmos, English Wallflower, Gaura, Gloriosa Daisy, Iceland Poppy, Lance-Leaved Coreopsis, Mexican Hat, Painted Daisy, Perennial Lupine, Plains Coreopsis, Purple Coneflower, Rocket Larkspur, Shasta Daisy, Sulphur Cosmos and Sweet William Pinks.

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Flower; Zinnia California Giant

Zinnia elegans. A must for every cutting garden. Produces 4-6″ single, semi-double, and double flowers. A mix of yellows, roses, scarlet, green, orange, pink, red, purple, and coral. Height 40-50″ tall.

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Basic Seed Saving Book

A handy and easy to understand reference book on the Why’s and How’s of saving seeds.  Written by Bill McDorman.

One book is included in most of our standard bundles, and five are in the Ultimate Bundle. Add as many as you like for your community, organization, or holiday gift list!

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OPTIONAL ADD-ON: Extra Basic Seed Saving Books

One book not enough? Add extras here. Click the “Add” box, then choose your quantity.

OPTIONAL ADD-ON: City Farming Books

Ready to expand your Urban Farming skills? Click the “Add” box, then choose your quantity.

OPTIONAL ADD-ON: Vegetable Gardening Journal

Looking for tips to help your journaling or a tool to make your gifts even more special? Click the “Add” box, then choose your quantity.

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