St Clare Heirloom Seeds - Heirloom and Open-Pollinated Garden Vegetable Garden Seeds
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St. Clare Heirloom Seeds - Heirloom Open Pollinated Vegetable Garden Seeds.

Heirloom / Open Pollinated
Tomato Relatives

Determinate Bush type Tomatoes: The Determinate Tomato plant stops growing when the fruit sets and the majority of fruit develops at the same time over a 3 to 4 week period. Determinate Tomatoes generally do not need staking. Caging does help to keep everything together though.

Indeterminate Vine type Tomatoes: Indeterminate Tomatoes continue to grow, set fruit, and ripen until a frost arrives. Indeterminate Tomatoes grow best when grown with stakes, cages or some other kind of support. Instead of using string to tie up Tomatoes (string has a tendency to cut into the plant), try tearing an old bed sheet into 1" strips and using the strips to tie them up.

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Ground Cherry, Cossack Pineapple - Non-GMO, Non-Hybrid, Untreated Heirloom and Open-Pollinated Tomato Vegetable Garden Seeds
Heirloom
Open Pollinated
Ground Cherry
Ground Cherry, Cossack Pineapple (Physalis pruinosa)
60-80 days       This close relative of the tomatillo has a delightfully tropical taste, sweet, with a pineapple like flavor, a favorite among children. Ground Cherries are delicious fresh, but also are great in pies, preserves, hot dessert toppings, and even in salads, or on pizza for those who like pineapple on their pizza! Short plants, 12-18", produce large yields of bite sized fruits, golden-yellow in color at maturity, paper husk covering fruit will turn tan at maturity. Branches spread laterally, choking out weeds, and bushes have been known in some conditions to be large enough to require staking. A true heirloom, recorded as early as 1837 in Pennsylvania. A neat plant to grow, we have really enjoyed them!

Caution: Do not eat immature Ground Cherries as they are poisonous, containing the same compound as green potatoes, also dangerous to eat. Both are of the nightshade family. Wait until papery husks turn light tan in color to eat Ground Cherries.

Item No.   ToGrCh
25 Non-Hybrid Heirloom Ground Cherry Seeds
per pack
$2.25

Garden Huckleberry - Non-GMO, Non-Hybrid, Untreated Heirloom and Open-Pollinated Tomato Vegetable Garden Seeds
Heirloom
Open Pollinated
Garden Huckleberry
Garden Huckleberry (Solanum melanocerasum)
75-80 days       Originating in Africa, the Garden Huckleberry grows to 3 feet tall and resembles a pepper plant. Each plant bears hundreds of 1/2 in - 3/4 in, dark purple, almost black, berries all Summer long. Not recommended to eat raw, but they make wonderful jams, jellies, syrups, preserves, and pies. Can be canned or frozen for use all year round. The fruit is harvested when it turns from glossy to dull. Very easy to grow! Good soil is best. Garden Huckleberry Pie recipe included in every seed packet!
Item No.   ToGdnHb
25 Non-Hybrid Heirloom Garden Huckleberry Seeds
per pack
$2.25

Purple Tomatillo - Non-GMO, Non-Hybrid, Untreated Heirloom and Open-Pollinated Tomato Vegetable Garden Seeds
Heirloom
Open Pollinated
Purple Tomatillo
Purple Tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa)
68 days       Makes a very attractive purple salsa. The Purple Tomatillo plant is also very attractive, with purple veins in the leaves, and light green to buff colored husks on the tomatillo themselves. This variety has a sharper flavor and is sweeter than the green tomatillos. Can be eaten fresh, but most popular in sauces, salsas, stewed, fried, or made into pastes. A delicious combination for salsa includes tomatillos,tomatoes, peppers, purple onion, garlic, and fresh herbs like basil, thyme and oregano. Stores well for a tomatillo, stores longest when removed from husks and placed in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Item No.   ToPpTt
25 Non-Hybrid Heirloom Tomatillo Seeds
per pack
$2.25

Toma Verde Tomatillo - Non-GMO, Non-Hybrid, Untreated Heirloom and Open-Pollinated Tomato Vegetable Garden Seeds
Heirloom
Open Pollinated
Toma Verda Tomatillo
Toma Verde Tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa)
60-70 days       This popular tomatillo is known to make a very tasty "Salsa Verde", which some say is superior to red salsa. The Toma Verde Tomatillo is adapted to grow well in a wide range of climates, growing quickly and giving good yields of large green tomatillos. They do best in same growing conditions as tomatoes, but can handle more drought and heat. The fruits are surrounded by a papery husk that turns from green to brown as they ripen and splits open when they are ready to harvest. Tomatillos are the key ingredient in fresh and cooked Latin American green sauces, particularly hot chili sauces. Makes an excellent addition to any Mexican dish or salad.
Item No.   ToToVe
25 Non-Hybrid Heirloom Tomatillo Seeds
per pack
$2.25





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We thank you for visiting our site, and hope you will be pleased with your purchase. We strive to bring you the highest quality heirloom and open-pollinated garden vegetable seeds, non-hybrid, non-genetically modified (non-GMO), and completely untreated with unhealthy chemicals. That is our pledge to you our valued customer, we will never knowingly buy or sell genetically modified (GMO) or hybrid seeds. We work very hard to ensure that you can have confidence knowing that the seeds your heirloom open-pollinated plants create will give you the same heirloom open-pollinated vegetable variety next season (when given proper isolation from cross-pollination of course!), and that they will be pure, healthy vegetable garden seeds! Happy Gardening!