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THE NEW EDIMENTALS SEED TRADE LIST FOR 2018-2019

Welcome to my new seed trade list for 2018-19.
16, 17 and 18 in brackets indicates the harvesting year for the seed. Concerning seed quantity: as I don’t have many plants of each species, seed quantity is limited in most cases. Therefore, for some species you may only get a few seeds. Many species are harvested in my garden. Others are surplus from trade and purchase. OUT: Means out of stock.  NB! Cultivars do not always come true. I offer them anyway, but no guarantees to what you will get!  NB! Traditional vegetables are at the end of the list with (mostly) common English names first.
NOTE: I don’t sell seed and I won’t be doing many trades this winter due to a busy schedule. However, I offer all plus many more to members of Norwegian Seed Savers (KVANN) through our spring (February) year book and autumn catalogue. To become a member go to http.//kvann.org and click on “Bli medlem”. It costs kr. 250 / year plus postage and packing.
For trades, I am mainly interested in uncommon hardy perennials, but I may also be interested in annuals.
NB! Not all plants in this list are edible, although almost all are!

Botanical Name (year of harvest)

Aconitum heterophyllum (16) Poisonous
Aconitum lycoctonum (17) Poisonous
Adenophora khasiana  (17)
Adenophora lilliifolia  (17)K
Adenophora pereskiifolia (17)
Adenophora remotiflora (17)
Adenophora tashiroi  (17)
Adenophora triphylla v japonica (17)
Adenostyles alpina (17)
Akebia quinata (17)
Alcea nudiflora (16)
Alcea rosea (18)
Allium aflatunense (18)
Allium altyncolicum (18)
Allium amphibolum (16)
Allium atroviolaceum (18)K
Allium barsczewskii (18)
Allium caeruleum (16)
Allium caesium Ex-Kyrgyzstan  (16)
Allium calocephalum (17)
Allium carinatum pulchellum (18)K
Allium carinatum pulchellum “Album” (18)K
Allium cernuum mix (17) K
Allium cernuum ‘Tall Mix’ (17)K
Allium cyathophorum (16) Yunnan, China
Allium darwasicum (16)
Allium decipiens (18) Type 1
Allium decipiens (18) Type 2
Allium decipiens ssp. quercetorum (17)K
Allium delicatulum (16)
Allium denudatum (16)
Allium dodecandontum (18)
Allium drummondii (16)
Allium douglasii (16)
Allium erubescens (18)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Gribovskij 21” (18)K
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Svenskelauk” (17) (Norwegian heirloom onion)
Allium flavescens (18) (Open pollinated hybrid)
Allium flavum “Blue Leaf” (18,17)K
Allium globosum (18)
Allium hymenorrhizum (16)
Allium insubricum (16)
Allium jajlae (16)
Allium jesdianum ssp angustitepalum (16)
Allium korolkowii (18)
Allium kwakense (18)
Allium leucanthum (16)
Allium longicuspis (18)K From Kyrgyzstan
Allium macranthum (18)K
Allium mairei (18)K
Allium maximowiczii (18)K
Allium moly var bulbilliferum
Allium narcissiflorum (17)K
Allium nevii (18)
Allium nutans “Ex-Berkutenko” (18)
Allium nutans “Isabelle” (16) K
Allium nutans “Lena” (17) K
Allium nutans / flavescens hybrid? (Kazakhstan) (white flowers) (17, 16)K
Allium ovalifolium (17)
Allium ovalifolium var. leuconeurum (17)K
Allium pallasii (18,16)
Allium paniculatum (18)
Allium paradoxum normale (17) Two accessions
Allium cf. petraeum (18)
Allium petraeum Ex-Kyrgyzstan (16)
Allium przewalskianum Ex-Kyrgyzstan (16) 3 accessions from China!
Allium pskemense x cepa (18)K
Allium “Purple Sensation” (17)K
Allium rubens Ex-Kazakhstan (16)
Allium rubens (17)
Allium sarawschanicum (16)
Allium schoenoprasoides Ex-Kazakhstan (16)
Allium schoenoprasum “Bergsbygrenda” (17) Norwegian heirloom
Allium schoenoprasum “Black Pedicels” (17, 16)K
Allium schubertii (17)
Allium senescens x nutans hybrids (Ex-Mark McDonough) (16)
Allium senescens x nutans “Broad leaf” (Ex-Mark McDonough) (17, 16)K
Allium spirale (18)
Allium splendens (16)
Allium stenodon (18)K
Allium stipitatum? (16)
Allium stipitatum “Album” (16)
Allium stipitatum “Goliat” (18, 17)K
Allium strictum (17)K
Allium suworowii (18)
Allium thunbergii “Ozawa”(17)
Allium tauricola (16)
Allium tuberosum(18)
Allium tulipifolium (18)
Allium victorialis ‘Granvin, SW Norway’ (18) Wild collected
Allium victorialis ‘Ex-Hopen, Norway’ (17)K
Allium victorialis ‘Ex-Lofoten’ (18,16)K
Allium victorialis ‘Ex-Ringve’ (18)K
Allium victorialis ‘Ex-Røst’ (18, 17)K
Allium victorialis “Tei, Japan” (18)K
Allium wallichii (17,18)K  Several OP accessions
Alnus viridis crispa var mollis (18)K
Althaea officinalis (17) 2 accessions
Amaranthus chlorostachys (18, 17)K
Anemone rivularis (18)
Angelica archangelica ssp archangelica v. Majorum “Vossakvann” (18)K (Voss Angelica) “Bordalen” plus one other accession
Angelica arguta (18)K Wild collected in Oregon
Angelica sylvestris “Vicar’s Mead” (18)K
Arabis alpina (18,17)K
Aralia californica (18,17)K
Aralia cordata (17) Several accessions
Asphodelus albus (18)
Aster ageratoides “Adustus Nanus” (16)
Athyrium felix-femina (16)
Atriplex hortensis rubra (17, 16)K
Barbarea verna (17)
Barbarea vulgaris (16)
Basella alba “Red” (16)
Beta maritima (17) from Cornwall, UK
Boehmeria tricuspis (18)
Bryonia alba (17)
Buddleja davidii (18)
Bunias erucago (17)
Calamintha nepeta “White Cloud” (16)
Caltha palustris himalensis (18)
Campanula alliarifolia (17)K
Campanula cervicaria (17)K
Campanula glomerata “Alba”(17)K
Campanula latifolia “Purple White Ladies” (18)
Campanula medium (17)
Campanula persicifolia “Alba Coronata”” (15)
Campanula punctata hondoensis (16)
Campanula rapunculus (17)
Caragana arborescens (16)
Cardamine uliginosa (17)
Cardiocrinum spp (16) Japan
Caucalis platycarpos (16)
Centaurea aspera (16)
Chelidonium majus (18)K
Chenopodium giganteum (17)
Chenopodium formosanum (17)K (Taiwanese Quinoa)
Chondrilla juncea (17)S
Cicerbit alpina (18)K
Cicerbita plumieri (18)
Cirsium canum (17)K
Cirsium eriophorum (17)K
Cirsium erisithales  (16)
Cirsium heterophyllum (17) K Wild, Malvik
Cirsium japonicum (18)
Cirsium tuberosum (17)K
Claytonia virginiana (18)K
Clematis alpina (18)
Clinipodium chinense v parviflorum (17)  From Japan
Clinipodium vulgare (18)
Clintonia borealis (17)K
Codonopsis grey-wilsonii “Himal Snow” (18)
Commelina tuberosa (16)
Conopodium majus (18)K
Crambe cordifolia (18) K
Crambe maritima (18,17)K
Darmera peltata (17)
Dianthus albus (17)K
Dipsacus japonicus (16)
Disporum smithii (16)
Dracocephalum integrifolium (16)
Dystaenia takesimina (18)K
Echinochloa esculenta (17)K
Elaeagnus umbellata (17)K From Hurdal, Norway
Epilobium latifolium (16)
Elschscholtzia californica (17)
Elsholtzia ciliata (18,17)S
Eupatorium cannabinum (17)K
Fedia cornucopiae (18, 16)S,K
Fragaria vesca “ECOS” (17)
Fragaria virginiana “ECOS” (17)
Fuertesimalva limensis (17)
Geranium thunbergii (17)
Girardinia cuspidata (17)
Girardinia septentrionalis (17)
Gladiolus imbricatus (16)
Hablitzia tamnoides (Mixed) (18)K
Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus (18)K
Hosta “Frances Williams”  (H. sieboldiana “blood”) (18,17)K
Hosta sieboldiana Ex-Mira (17)K
Hosta sieboldiana Mix (18)K
Hosta gracilima (18)
Hypericum perforatum (17)K
Hyssopus officinale (18)
Inula helenium (17)K
Ipomoea aquatica (17)K
Kalimeris incisa “Madiva” (17, 16)
Laserpitium siler (18)
Lavatera arborea variegata (17)K
Lepidium latifolium (18)K
Leucanthemum maximum “Alaska” (16)
Leucanthemum x superbum “Marconi” (16)
Levisticum officinale (18)K
Ligularia dentata “Desdemona” (18)
Ligularia fischeri (18, 17)K
Lycopus asper (17)
Malva verticillata (17)S
Malva mohileviensis (18,17)K
Malva moschata “Wild fro Kløfta, Norway” (17)
Malva subovata (17)
Malva sylvestris “Braveheart” (16)
Marrubium vulgare (16)
Mertensia ciliata (18,17)K
Mertensia paniculata (18)K
Molopospermum peloponnesiacum (18)K
Nectaroscordum siculum (17)
Nepeta x fassenii “Six Hills Giant” (3 seeds)K
Orychophragmus violaceus (17)K
Oxyria digyna (18)K
Papaver somniferum “Mix” (17)K
Patrinia triloba v. takeuchiana (17)K
Persicaria virginiana “Painter’s Palette” (17)
Peucedanum terebinthaceum (17)
Phyteuma nigra (18)K
Phyteuma orbiculare (18,17)K
Phytolacca americana (18)K
Podophyllum emodi (17)K
Polygonatum odoratum “Chollipo” (17)
Polygonum divaricatum (17)K
Prenanthes purpurea (17)K
Primula elatior “Magenta” (17)
Primula kewensis (17)
Primula sieboldii Mix (17)
Prunella vulgaris “Pagoda” (17)K
Pycnanthemum muticum (15)
Rhodiola rosea (17)K
Rhus typhina (16)K
Ribes mandschuricum (18)K
Ribes petraeum biebersteinii (16)K
Rubus idaeus “Sunset” (17)
Rubus occidentalis “Black Hawk” (17, 16) K
Rubus occidentalis “Bristol” (17) K
Rubus phoenicolasius (17)K
Rumex acetosa “Belleville” (17, 16)
Rumex acetosa “Krupolistny” (17)K
Rumex acetosa “Shirokolistny” (18)K
Rumex patientia (18,17)K
Rumex sanguineus (17)K
Rumex scutatus “Wild” (18)K
Rumex scutatus “Silver Leaved”  (18)K
Rumex vesicarius (18) K
Sanguisorba canadensis (17)K
Sanguisorba minor (17)K
Sanguisorba officinalis (17)K
Sanguisorba officinalis “Tanna” (17)K
Sanguisorba stipulata (17)
Sanguisorba tenuifolia “Purpurea” (17)K
Saponaria officinalis “Pink” (18)K
Saxifraga fortunei  “Akibare”(17)
Saxifraga fortunei “Fukujyu”  (17)
Scabiosa japonica var alpina (17)
Sidalcea oregana (17)
Sideritis syriaca (18, 17)K
Silene latifolia (18)
Sinapis alba (17)S
Sium sisarum (18)K (Skirret)
Smilax hispida (17)K
Sonchus oleraceus “Giant Oregon” (16)S
Sonchus palustris (17) K
Stachys palustris (17) from Hurdal
Streptopus amplexifolius (18)K
Taraxacum ceratophorum (18)K
Taraxacum officinale “Moss-leaved” (18)K
Taraxacum pseudoroseum (18, 16)K
Taraxacum rubifolium (18, 17)K (Red-leaved dandelion)
Thalictrum aquilegifolium (18)
Thalictrum delavayi (17)
Thlaspi arvense (17) K
Tigridia pavoniana (17)K
Tradescantia ohiensis (18)K
Tricyrtis spp.  (17)K
Trillium erectum “Cream” (17)
Urtica galeopsifolia (18) (Almost) stingless
Urtica gracilis (17)
Valeriana officinalis (17)K
Viola cornuta Alba (17)

Vegetables

Bean ”Armenian Asparagus Bean” (14)K
Bean ”Klosterbønner” (17)K Norwegian heirloom (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Bean ”Turkish Beans from Geitmyra” (14)
Broccoli Raab (Cima de rapa) “Dietrich’s” (15) (Flowering turnip tops)
Broccoli Raab (Cima de rapa) “Foglia d’ulivo” (16) (Flowering turnip tops)
Broccoli Raab (Cima de rapa) “Sessantina” (16) (Flowering turnip tops)
Burdock (15) (5 different Japanese varieties) (15)
Celery “Red  stem” (15)
Chicory “Barba di Cappuccino” (15)
Chicory “Bianca” (15)
Chicory “Catalogna Frastagliata” (15)
Chicory “Di Chiavari” (15)
Chicory “Etardo” (17)
Chicory “Orchidea Rossa” (13)
Chicory “Rossa vi Verona sel. Arca” (18)
Chicory “Selvatico da Campo” (15)
Chicory “Variegata di lusia (precoce)” (15)
Chinese Cabbage “Heading” (14) (Japanese seed)
Endive “Cornet de Bordeaux” (16)
Kale “Couve Galega” (18)K  Two accesions
Kale “Helgoland Kale” (18) K
Lamb’s Lettuce “Baron” (16)
Lettuce “Cocarde” (17)
Lettuce “Freckles” (17)
Lettuce “Navarra” (17)
Lettuce “Oakleaf” (17)
Lettuce “Red Salad Bowl” (16)
Lettuce “Rossa Ricciolina da Taglio” (16)
Lettuce “Ruby Gem” (16)
Lettuce “Summer Bibb” (16)
Lettuce “Senorita” (17)
Lettuce “Tuska” (17)
Mustard Greens ‘’Giant Red”  (18)K
Oriental Greens ‘Choy Sum Purple’ (15)
Oriental Greens ‘Choy Sum Purple Flowering’ (15)
Oriental Greens ‘Early Mibuna’ (14)
Oriental Greens ‘Frilly’ (13)
Oriental Greens ‘Green Wave” (13)
Oriental Greens ‘Kekkya Takana” (14)
Oriental Greens ‘Misome’ (14)
Oriental Greens ‘Mispoona’ (16)
Oriental Greens “Red Mizuna”  (14)
Oriental Greens “Red Streaked Mizuna”  (14)
Oriental Greens “Southern Giant”  (13)
Oriental Greens “Swollen Stem Tsai Tsai Round” (12)
Oriental Greens “Xue li Hong” (14)
Parsnip (18)K
Pea “Carlin Pea” (18)K
Pea “Golden Sweet” (17)K
Pea “Robinson” (18)K
Pea “Salmon Flowered Crown Pea” (18, 17, 16)K
Quinoa “Stephe” (18)K
Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) “Dragon’s Tooth” (16)K
Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) “Wildfire” (16)K
Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) “Rustic Arugula” (16)K
Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) “Rustic Style” (16)K
Rocket (Diplotaxis erucoides) “Wasabia Arugula” (16)K
Turnip “Purple Top Milan” (17)

 

Winter seed sowing and recording

Here’s how I sow and record perennials sowed mid-winter for stratifying. They will be left outside until they germinate in April-June, some not until 2020!

Stratifying cold frame

I was asked how I stratify so many different varieties of seed every year, still around 200-300, although until recently it was over 400. I then had two of the cold frames shown in the video. It’s just a wooden frame with Enviromesh draped over to stop mainly birch seeds from entering but allowing water to pass through. You will also see the various mostly recycled sow pots that I use, including milk cartons on their side with holes punched in the bottom for drainage (stapled at the ends). I sow up to 10 different species in each milk carton tray, not sowing plants from the same family close to each other in case the seed wanders! Hope this helps :)

Seed from Korea

Many thanks to my friend Misoni Sandvik for sending me some more seed on her recent visit to Korea….
Misoni figures in both Aster scaber and Bunias orientalis stories in my book Around the World in 80 plants!
See http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?tag=misoni-sandvik

From left to right in the picture udo (Aralia cordata), Angelica acutiloba, Cirsium setidens and udo (Aralia cordata) again!

 

Inundated with perennial seed!

Yesterday, I sowed some 110 varieties of perennial edibles….and I had about 20 left to sow….I thought I was finished for now! Guess what was in the post box!! Another 60 that need sowing now! It’s never happened before that SRGC (Scottish Rock Garden Club) and NARGS (North American Rock Garden Society) seed arrived together!
Did I mention that the Rock Garden seed exchanges are the best places to source unusual edible plants :)
P1810050
P1810052
P1810053

THE NEW EDIMENTALS SEED TRADE LIST FOR 2017-2018

7th January 2018
Welcome to my new seed trade list for 2017-18.
15, 16 and 17 in brackets indicates the harvesting year for the seed. Concerning seed quantity: as I don’t have many plants of each species, seed quantity is limited in most cases. Therefore, for some species you may only get a few seeds. Many species are harvested in my garden. Others are surplus from trade and purchase. OUT: Means out of stock.
NB! Cultivars do not always come true. I offer them anyway, but no guarantees to what you will get!
Botanical Name (year of harvest)
NB! Traditional vegetables are at the end of the list with (mostly) common English names first.
NOTE: I don’t sell seed and I won’t be doing many trades this winter due to a busy schedule.  I am mainly interested in uncommong hardy perennials, but I may also be interested in annuals.
Aconitum heterophyllum (15)
Aconitum lycoctonum (15)
Adenostyles alpina (17)
Agastache foeniculum (17)
Agastache rugosa “Golden Jubilee” (15)
Alcea nudiflora (16)
Allium albidum (16)
Allium altissimum (16) Uncertain ID
Allium amphibolum (16)
Allium angulosum (16)
Allium atroviolaceum (15)
Allium brevistylum (16)
Allium caeruleum (16)
Allium caesium Ex-Kyrgyzstan (16)
Allium carolinianum (16)
Allium cernuum mix (17)
Allium cernuum “Dark Scape” (17)
Allium cernuum ‘Dwarf White” (15)
Allium cernuum “OR KA A” (Wild oregon) (15)
Allium cernuum ‘Pink Giant’ (17)
Allium cernuum ‘White Max’ (17)
Allium darwasicum (16)
Allium daghestanicum (16)
Allium decipiens ssp. quercetorum? (17)
Allium denudatum (16)
Allium dictyoprasum (16)
Allium drummondii (16)
Allium douglasii (16)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Aprelsky” (15)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Mongolia” (15)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Nedre Gjetsiden” (15) (Norwegian turf roof heirloom onion)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Nerøygarden” (15) (Norwegian turf roof heirloom onion)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Sve” (15) (Norwegian turf roof heirloom onion)
Allium flavum “Blue Leaf” (17)
Allium hymenorrhizum (17, 16)
Allium insubricum (16)
Allium jesdianum ssp angustitepalum (16)
Allium leucanthum (16)
Allium narcissiflorum (17)
Allium nutans (16) ALL1245 (IPK)
Allium nutans “Caroline” (14)
Allium nutans “Isabelle” (16)
Allium nutans “Lena” (17)
Allium nutans / flavescens hybrid? (Kazakhstan) (white flowers) (17, 16)
Allium ovalifolium var. leuconeurum (17)
Allium pallasii (16)
Allium petraeum Ex-Kyrgyzstan (16)
Allium przewalskianum Ex-Kyrgyzstan (16) 4 accessions from China!
Allium “Purple King” (15)
Allium “Purple Sensation” (17)
Allium ramosum (15)
Allium robustum Ex-Kazakhstan(16)
Allium rotundum (Allium scorodoprasum ssp jajlae) (16) 2 accessions
Allium rubens Ex-Kazakhstan (16)
Allium sarawschanicum (16)
Allium schoenoprasoides Ex-Kazakhstan (16)
Allium schoenoprasum v. alpinum “Album”(14)
Allium schoenoprasum v. alvarense(16)
Allium schoenoprasum “Black Pedicels” (17, 16)
Allium schoenoprasum “Black Isle Blush” (15)
Allium schoenoprasum “Flower Goddess” (15) (Chinese seed)
Allium schoenoprasum “Grolau” (16)
Allium schoenoprasum “Hylau Sprint” (16)
Allium schoenoprasum “Major” (15)
Allium schoenoprasum “Middleman” (16)
Allium schoenoprasum var. yezomonticola (16)
Allium senescens “SSHB” (16) (own selection)
Allium senescens x nutans hybrids (Ex-Mark McDonough) (16)
Allium senescens x nutans “Broad leaf” (Ex-Mark McDonough) (16)
Allium splendens (16)
Allium stipitatum “Album” (16)
Allium stipitatum “Goliat” (17)
Allium strictum (17)
Allium tuberosum(16)
Allium tuberosum(16) from Finland
Allium victorialis ‘Ex-Granvin, SW Norway’ (17)
Allium victorialis ‘Ex-Hopen, Norway’ (17)
Allium victorialis ‘Ex-Lofoten’ (17, 16)
Allium victorialis ‘Ex-Røst’ (17)
Allium victorialis (received as A. ochotense from IPK Gatersleben)(16)
Allium victorialis ‘from Gatersleben TAX6100’ (16)
Angelica archangelica ssp archangelica v. Majorum “Vossakvann” (17) (Voss Angelica) (from only 1 plant)
Angelica archangelica ssp archangelica(17) Wild collected, Alta, Norway
Angelica gigas (17)
Angelica sylvestris “Vicar’s Mead” (17)
Aquilegia caerulea (15)
Arabis alpina (16)
Aralia californica (17)
Aralia cordata (17, 16, 15)
Aralia elata (16)
Artemisia genipi (15)
Atriplex hortensis rubra (17, 16)
Barbarea vulgaris (15)
Basella alba “Green” (16)
Basella alba “Red” (16)
Blitum foliosum (16)
Camassia leichtlinii “Pink” (15)
Campanula alliarifolia (17)
Campanula cervicaria (17)
Campanula glomerata “Alba”(17)
Campanula latifolia “Purple Throat” (16)
Campanula persicifolia “White Double” (15)
Campanula punctata hondoensis (16)
Campanula trachelium (16)
Capsella bursa-pastoris
Caragana arborescens (16)
Carex “Majken” (15)
Carica papaya (16) from Amazonas
Carum carvi “Pink flowered” (16)
Carum carvi “Polaris” (17); old variety used in Aquavit production
Caucalis platycarpos (16)
Centaurea macrocephala (15)
Chaenomeles cathayensis (15)
Chaerophyllum bulbosum (17)
Chenopodium album (15)
Chenopodium bonus-henricus (14) 4 accessions
Chenopodium foliosum (14)
Cirsium canum (17)
Cirsium erisithales (17, 16)
Cirsium heterophyllum (17)Wild, Malvik
Cirsium tuberosum (17)
Cleome gynandra (16) Kenya
Clintonia borealis (17)
Codonopsis bulleyana (15)
Codonopsis cardiophylla (15)
Codonopsis clematidea (15)
Codonopsis lanceolata (15) Chinese seed
Codonopsis pilosula (15)
Codonopsis rotundifolia “Grandiflora” (15)
Codonopsis tangshen (15)
Codonopsis viridiflora (15)
Coelopleurum rupestre (16)
Crambe maritima (17)
Crataegus rotundifolius (17)
Cryptotaenia canadensis (17)
Dianthus albus (17)
Dianthus barbatus “Sooty” (15)
Dianthus oschotenicus (15)
Dipsacus japonicus (16)
Disporum smithii (16)
Dracocephalum integrifolium (16)
Fagopyrum tataricum (15)
Fedia cornucopiae (16)
Geranium macrorrhizum “Czakor” (15)
Geranium thunbergii (16)
Globularia cordifolia (15)
Hablitzia tamnoides (Mixed) (17)
Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus (15)
Hosta “Frances Williams” (H. sieboldiana “blood”)
Hosta “Urui” (17)
Hypericum perforatum (17)
Ipomoea aquatica (17)
Laser trilobum (17)
Lathyrus tuberosus (17)
Lavatera arborea variegata (17)
Leonurus cardiaca (17)
Leucanthemum x superbum “Marconi” (16)
Levisticum officinale (17)
Ligularia fischeri (17, 16, 15)
Lilium martagon mix (16)
Lilium martagon Ex-“Nanossa Bouteri” (17)
Lychnis coronaria (15)
Malva alcea (15)
Malva moschata (17)
Malva verticillata (16)
Marrubium vulgare (16)
Medicago sativa (15)
Mentha asiatica Ex-Kyrgyzstan (16)
Mertensia ciliata (17)
Mertensia paniculata (16)
Mertensia pterocarpa var. yezoensis (16)
Molopospermum peloponnesiacum (16)
Myrrhis odorata “Smooth” (17) (hairless selection)
Nepeta x fassenii “Six Hills Giant” (3 seeds)
Nigella sativa (17)
Onopordon acanthium (15)
Oplopanax horridus (17, 16)
Oxyria digyna (16)
Papaver somniferum “Mix” (16)
Parasenecio maximowiczianum (16)
Peltaria alliacea (16)
Phlomis tuberosa (17)
Physalis pruinosa “Aunt Molly’s” (16)
Phyteuma nigra (16)
Phyteuma orbiculare (17)
Phytolacca americana (16)
Phytolacca americana “Sunny Side Up” (14)
Pinus armandii (15)
Plantago antarctica (16)
Podophyllum emodi (17)
Polygonatum multiflorum var ramossissima (16)
Polygonatum pubescens (16)
Polygonum divaricatum (17)
Prenanthes purpurea (17)
Primula veris “Red Strain” (16)
Prunella vulgaris “Pagoda” (17)
Pycnanthemum muticum (15)
Pycnanthemum pilosum (15)
Rheum australe (15)
Rheum “Cally Giant” (15)
Rheum ribes (15)
Rhodiola rosea (17)
Ribes americanum (16)
Ribes petraeum biebersteinii (16)
Rubus occidentalis “Black Hawk” (17, 16)
Rubus occidentalis “Bristol” (17)
Rubus spp. (Red stems (16)
Rumex acetosa “Belleville” (17, 16)
Rumex acetosa “Krupolistny” (17)
Rumex nepalensis (16)
Rumex patientia (17)
Rumex sanguineus (17)
Rumex scutatus (16)
Sanguisorba canadensis (17)
Sanguisorba minor (17)
Sanguisorba officinalis (17)
Sanguisorba officinalis “Tanna” (17)
Sanguisorba stipulata (17)
Sanguisorba tenuifolia “Purpurea” (17)
Sideritis syriaca (17)
Silene conoidea (15)
Silene dioica “Purple Prince” (15)
Silene vulgaris rosea (17)
Sium sisarum (17) (Skirret)
Solanum melongena “Open Ophelia”
Solanum nigrum
Sonchus kirkii (17)
Sonchus oleraceus “Giant Oregon” (15)
Sonchus palustris (17)
Stachys recta (15)
Streptopus amplexifolius (17)
Taraxacum ceratophorum (16)
Taraxacum officinale “Improved” (16, 15)
Taraxacum officinale “Lyonell” (16)
Taraxacum officinale “Moss-leaved” (17, 16)
Taraxacum officinale ‘Pissenlit Coeur Plein Ameliore’ (16)
Taraxacum officinale “Vert de Montmagny Ameliore” (16)
Taraxacum pseudoroseum (16)
Taraxacum rubifolium (17) (Red-leaved dandelion)
Taraxacum spp. (16) (Izu peninsula, Japan)
Taraxacum spp. “Vennafjellet” (15)
Thlaspi arvense (17)
Tigridia pavoniana (17)
Tricyrtis spp. (17)
Urtica ferox (15)
Valeriana officinalis (17)
Veratrum californicum (16)
Viola crassa (16)
Viola x wittrockii “Schweitzer Riesen” (15)
Withania somnifera (16)
Zanthoxylum spp. (16)
Zizia aurea (17)

Vegetables

Bean ”Armenian Asparagus Bean” (14)
Bean ”Turkish Beans from Geitmyra” (14)
Broccolini (17)
Broccoli Raab (Cima de rapa) “Dietrich’s” (15) (Flowering turnip tops)
Broccoli Raab (Cima de rapa) “Foglia d’ulivo” (16) (Flowering turnip tops)
Broccoli Raab (Cima de rapa) “Sessantina” (16) (Flowering turnip tops)
Burdock (15) (5 different Japanese varieties) (15)
Celery “Kintsai”
Celery “Red stem”
Chervil (17)
Chicory “Barba di Cappuccino” (15)
Chicory “Bianca” (15)
Chicory “Castelfranco variegata” (15)
Chicory “Catalogna gigante di Chioggia” (15)
Chicory “Catalogna Pugliese” (16)
Chicory “Cespo di Molfetta” (15)
Chicory “Di Chiavari” (15)
Chicory “De taglio bionda a foglie larghe” (16)
Chicory “Greco” (16)
Chicory “Palla rossa precoce” (14)
Chicory “Orchidea Rossa” (13)
Chicory “Selvatico da Campo” (15)
Chicory “Selvatico da Campo Rossa” (16)
Chicory “Variegata di lusia (precoce)” (15)
Pepper “Sibirsche Hauspaprika” (16)
Chinese Cabbage “Heading” (14) (Japanese seed)
Chinese Lxeris (15)
Chopsuey Greens (Chrysanthemum coronarium) “Double” (17)
Chopsuey Greens (Chrysanthemum coronarium) Japanese variety (15) (3 varieties)
Endive (16)
Green onion “Piazcheh” (16) (Iranian, prob. Allium fistulosum)
Kale ‘Branchu de L’Embarras’
Kale “Couve Galega” (15) (2 accessions)
Kale “Thousand Head” (14)
Kale “Daubenton / Late purple Sprouting brocolli” (17, 16) (F2)
Kale “Daubenton x unknown (Italy)” (16)
Kale “OP perennial grex, strongly perennial” (16)
Kohlrabi “Azur Star”
Lamb’s Lettuce “Baron” (16)
Leaf Beet “Lucullus” (17)
Leaf Beet “Perpetual Spinach” (17)
Leek “Blue Green Autumn” (16)
Leek “Hilari” (16)
Leek “Lancia” (15)
Leek “Musselburgh” (15)
Leek “Navarra” (16)
Leek “Primor” (16)
Lettuce “Berlinsk Gul” (15)
Lettuce “Cocarde” (17)
Lettuce “Lollo Bionda” (17)
Lettuce “Oakleaf”
Lettuce “Odessa” (15)
Lettuce “Red Salad Bowl” (16)
Lettuce “Ruby Gem” (16)
Lettuce “Senorita” (17)
Lettuce “Summer Bibb” (16)
Lettuce “Senorita” (17)
Onion “Robelja” (16)
Oriental Greens ‘Choy Sum Purple’ (15)
Oriental Greens ‘Choy Sum Purple Flowering’ (15)
Oriental Greens ‘Early Mibuna’ (14)
Oriental Greens ‘Frilly’ (13)
Oriental Greens ‘Green Wave” (13)
Oriental Greens ‘Kekkya Takana” (14)
Oriental Greens ‘Misome’ (14)
Oriental Greens ‘Mispoona’ (16)
Oriental Greens “Red Mizuna” (14)
Oriental Greens “Red Streaked Mizuna” (14)
Oriental Greens “Southern Giant” (13)
Oriental Greens “Swollen Stem Tsai Tsai Round” (12)
Oriental Greens “Wtatsai” (15)
Oriental Greens “Xue li Hong” (14)
Parsnip (17)
Pea “Salmon Flowered” (17, 16)
Pepper “Sibirsche Hauspaprika” (16)
Purslane (16)
Quinoa “Stephe” (16)
Radish (leaf variety) (16) (Japanese seed)
Radish “Daikon Sasha” (15) (Russian)
Radish “China Rose” (14)
Radish “Minowase” (15)
Radish “Rosa” (15)
Radish “Runder Schwarzer Winter” (16)
Rocket (Diplotaxis) “Rustic Arugula”
Rocket (Diplotaxis) “Rustic Style”
Rocket (Diplotaxis) “Wasabia Arugula”
Scorzonera Ex- “Lange Jan” (17)
Shungiku (Chrysanthemum Greens) “Garland Round leaved” (13)
Shungiku (Chrysanthemum Greens) (15)
Sorrel (7 Russian varieties) (14)
Spring onion “Ramrod” (14)
Spring onion “White Lisbon” (14)
Spring onion (Allium fistulosum) (15) (7 Japanese varieties)
Tomato ”Hundreds and Thousands” (16)
Tomato “Matt’s Wild Cherry” (16)
Tomato “Moonglow”(15)
Water spinach (15) (Ipomoea aquatica)

On the World’s Vanishing Vegetables

The article that opened my eyes to the importance of conserving our vegetable diversity was 37 years ago, written by Lawrence D Hills, Director of the Henry Doubleday Research Association (HDRA) in the UK.  This article was in the first newsletter that I received having recently joined the HDRA.  Not much has changed in the intervening years, except it was the oil company Shell that was the “bad guy”. This is well worth a read for anyone interested in food and the history (now and then) of the fight to save our seeds!  We are now 37 years on, we in KVANN (Norwegian Seed Savers) setting up Vegetable Sanctuaries here in Norway!
I had become a member of HDRA following a “chance” encounter on a train north to Edinburgh where I was studying. I was travelling with a bike as was a guy called Dave du Feu.  Dave was and still is heavily involved in cycle campaigning. On that journey he told me of the Edinburgh Cycle Campaign, Spokes and introduced me to organic gardening and the HDRA, both of which I joined!
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