Tag Archive: heirloom

Seed Stories

Bean 5527 'Aunt Mollie'

Just looking at a seed, you really can’t tell much about it. Maybe you can identify the type of vegetable or flower it will grow, but what about its flavor, its history, its grow-ability? Now ... Read More »

Lucina’s Miniature Stuffed Peppers

Pickled Mini Bell Peppers

SSE member Lucina Cress once told Diane Ott Whealy, "An elderly lady grew these peppers in Ohio and passed them on to me. The chocolate is still my favorite, always so mild and sweet and all the ... Read More »

Slow Food, Slow Money… Slow Seeds

Shell Bean Diversity

Over the past several months I’ve identified with the Johnny Cash song, “I’ve Been Everywhere.” I’ve been speaking at seed guilds, seed libraries, seed banks, seed rallies, seed conferences and seed ... Read More »

Evaluating Dried Legumes

Lima282 Pod

With spring around the corner and a foot of snow still on the ground, the Seed Savers Exchange evaluation team has been evaluating dried legumes from last summer’s harvest. Beans, peas, and lima beans ... Read More »

SSE Collection Pepper 1191: ‘Hinkelhatz’

Hinkelhatz Pepper

The ‘Hinkelhatz’ pepper was first noted as an ingredient for pepper sauces in the 1848 Pennsylvania Dutch cookbook, Die Geschickte Hausfrau. Seed Savers Exchange member, William Woys Weaver, ... Read More »

CORE Project: Collier Cucumber

Collier Cucumber

CORE: Unraveling the Stories Behind Our Seeds One summer during the 1950s, Graham Collier of Tennessee planted all the seeds he had of his family’s heirloom slicing cucumber. Little did he know, none ... Read More »

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