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THE NEW EDIMENTALS SEED TRADE LIST FOR 2021-2022

WELCOME TO MY NEW SEED TRADE LIST FOR WINTER 2021-22, THIS YEAR WITH 323 VARIETIES
19, 20, 21 indicate 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!  
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 to members of Norwegian Seed Savers (KVANN) through our spring (February) “yearbook” and autumn catalogue. To become a member go to https://kvann.no/bli-med. It costs only 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 / Cultivar / Year of Harvest / Info
Abelmoschus esculentus Silver Queen 19
Agastache foeniculum 19
Agastache foeniculum Alba 20
Alcea rosea 21
Allium aflatunense 20
Allium altissimum 20
Allium amphibolum 21
Allium anisotepalum 19
Allium atropurpureum 20
Allium atroviolaceum 20
Allium bekeczalicum 19
Allium bekeczalicum x alaicum 19
Allium brevicaule 19
Allium canadense 21
Allium carinatum Pulchellum 19
Allium carinatum Pulchellum Album 19
Allium carolinianum 21
Allium cepa Newburg onion 19
Allium cepa Rossa Lunga di Firenze 19
Allium cepa Green Bunattina 20
Allium cepa Ishikura 20
Allium cepa Lafort 20
Allium cepa Lava 20
Allium cepa Laskala 20
Allium cepa Musona Alpina 19
Allium cepa White Lisbon 20
Allium cepa White Lisbon Winter Hardy 20
Allium cepa Guardsman 20
Allium cepa Katana F1 19
Allium cernuum Mix 21
Allium crenulatum 21
Allium cretaceum 19
Allium cyathophorum 21
Allium darwasicum 19
Allium douglasii 21
Allium erubescens 19
Allium fetisowii 19
Allium fistulosum Auen 4 19
Allium fistulosum Bygland 19
Allium fistulosum Gribovskij 21
Allium fistulosum Leppasyrja 19
Allium fistulosum Neset 19
Allium fistulosum Unknown Japanese (hardy) 21
Allium fistulosum Kaj 19
Allium fistulosum Gerda 19
Allium fistulosum North Holland Blood Red 19
Allium fistulosum Ex Salatnyj 30 20
Allium fistulosum Ex Anemette Olesen 20
Allium fistulosum Ex Nerøygarden 20
Allium fistulosum Ex Valbjør 20
Allium fistulosum Ex Søre Breden 20
Allium fistulosum Ex Sve 20
Allium fistulosum Ex Aprelskiy 20
Allium fistulosum Ex Svenskelauk 20
Allium fistulosum Ex Idunn 20
Allium fistulosum Ex Elfried Søvold 20
Allium fistulosum Ex Italy 20
Allium fistulosum Ringve Mix 20
Allium flavum Mix 21
Allium fuscoviolaceum 18
OUTAllium galanthum 21
Allium aff. geyeri 21
Allium globosum 19
Allium hookeri var muliense 21
Allium hymenorrhizum 20
Allium insubricum 21
Allium jesdianum Akbulak 19
Allium jesdianum Purple King 21
Allium karataviense Ex-Ivory Queen 21
Allium karelinii 19
Allium lipskyanum 19
Allium lusitanicum from Moravia 20
Allium macranthum 21
Allium mairei 19
Allium narcissiflorum 21
Allium nutans x flavescens 19
Allium obliquum 21
Allium ovalifolium var. leuconervum 21
Allium paczoskianum 19
Allium praescissum 19
Allium pskemense x fistulosum 19
OUTAllium rotundum 19
OUTAllium rotundum subsp jajlae 19
Allium saxatile 19
Allium schoenoprasoides 21
Allium schoenoprasum Dolores Chives 19
Allium schoenoprasum subsp sibiricum 20
Allium schoenoprasum var orientale 20
Allium scorodoprasum Abrahamshallen Bergen 21
Allium scorodoprasum Borøya 21
Allium scorodoprasum Grums. Värmland 21
Allium scorodoprasum Homborsund Fyr 21
Allium scorodoprasum Leikerøya,Risør 21
Allium scorodoprasum Sandøya, Farsund 21
Allium scorodoprasum Skåtøy, Kragerø 21
Allium scorodoprasum Kristiansand 21
Allium scorodoprasum Uppsala 21
Allium severtzovioides 19
Allium sewerzowii 19
Allium spirale 19
Allium splendens 20
Allium stipitatum 21
Allium stipitatum Album 21
Allium stipitatum Ex-Goliath 19
Allium strictum 18
Allium suaveolens 19
Allium tianschanicum 19
Allium tuberosum 21
Allium tuberosum from Margaret Short i Alaska 20
Allium tuberosum Nien Hwa (Vreeken) 20
Allium tuberosum Geisha 20
Allium ursinum 21
Allium validum 21
Allium victorialis 21
Allium ulleungense? (Ex-Allium victorialis from Gothenburg) 21
Allium wallichii 21
Allium wallichii 19
Amorphophallus konjac 21
NEW Amygdalus nana (Dwarf Siberian Almond) 21
Anethum graveolens 21
Angelica acutiloba 21
NEW Angelica archangelica var decurrens 21
NEW Angelica archangelica “Vossakvann Markusteigen” 21
Angelica grayi 21
Anredera cordifolia 21
Anthriscus cerefolium 21
Apium graveolens Aberdeen selection (leaf celery from Alan Carter’s Forest Garden in Aberdeen) 20
Apium graveolens Green Utah 20
Apium graveolens Red Stem 19
Aquilegia caerulea 21
Aquilegia chrysantha 19
Arabis alpina Snow Peak 20
Aralia californica 21
Aralia racemosa 21
NEW Aralia spinosa / elata 21
Arctium lappa 19
OUTAster tripolium 21
Atriplex hortensis BRITAS TRÄDGÅRDSMÅLLA 19
Atriplex hortensis Rubra 21
Atriplex hortensis Være 21
Barbarea verna American Land Cress 18
Barbarea vulgaris Variegata 19
Basella alba 21
Begonia heracleifolia var nigricans 20
Brassica juncea Leaf Heading Mustard 19
Brassica juncea Giant Red 18
Brassica oleracea Ex-Tree collards Flerårige Kål (some will be perennial) 19
Brassica oleracea Broccolini 17
Brassica oleracea Branchu de L’Embarras 17
Brassica oleracea Kalettes 17
Brassica oleracea Ex-Asturian Trekål 20
Brassica oleracea Ex-Pentland Brig (some may be perennial) 19
Brassica oleracea Ex-Heligoland Flerårige Kål (some will be perennial) 19
Brassica oleracea Ex-Cottager’s Flerårige Kål (some will be perennial)19
Brassica oleracea Ex-Ragged Jack Kale 19
Brassica oleracea Couve Galega 18
Brassica oleracea Daubenton Grex (some will be perennial) 17
OUT Brassica oleracea Daubenton x Late Purple Sprouting Broccoli (some will be perennial) 19
Brassica rapa Cima di Rapa Sessantina 16
Brassica rapa Snowball Turnip 18
Brassica rapa Petrowski Turnip (from Alaska) 20
Calamintha grandiflora Variegata 19
Calamintha sylvestris 21
Calendula officinalis Mix 21
Campanula latifolia Mix 19
Campanula persicifolia 19
Campanula punctata Ex- Rubrifolia 19
Campanula takesimana 20
Campanula trachelium Bernice 19
Capsicum annuum Ausilio Thin Skin Italian Pepper 20
Centaurea deabalta 21
NEW Centaurea solstitialis 21
Chelidonium majus 20
Chelidonium majus Flore Pleno (Double) 21
Chenopodium bonus-henricus 21
Chenopodium quinoa Stephe 19
Chrysanthemum (Glebionis) coronarium 20
Cicerbita alpina 21
Cicerbita plumieri 19
Cichorium endivia Cornet de Bordeaux 17
Cichorium intybus Catalogna Gigante di Chioggia 19
Cichorium intybus Bianca 17
Cichorium intybus Orchidea Rossa 18
Cichorium intybus Rossa di Verona Sel. Arca 17
Cichorium intybus Perennial chicory selections from Tim Peters 16
Cirsium canum 21
Cirsium eriophorum 19
Cirsium japonicum 20
Cirsium oleraceum 21
Cirsium setidens 21
Clematis vitalba 19
Commelina coelestis 20
Commelina coelestis Alba 20
Conopodium majus 21
Crambe maritima 21
Cryptotaenia canadensis 21
Cryptotaenia japonica Atropurpurea 21
Cucurbita maxima Sweet Fall 19
Cucurbita pepo Paydon Heirloom Acorn 20
Dioscorea polystachya 21
Dioscorea polystachya Ichoimo 21
Dioscorea polystachya Pollinator Males 21
Diplotaxis tenuifolia Wildfire 18
Diplotaxis tenuifolia Dragon’s Fire 18
Diplotaxis tenuifolia Heirloom Rustic Style 18
Dipsacus japonicus 19
Dystaenia takesimina 21
NEW Eleutherococcus leucorrhizus 21
NEW Eleutherococcus nodiflorus 21
OUT Eleutherococcus sessiliflorus 19
NEW Eleutherococcus sessiliflorus 21 
NEW Eleutherococcus sitchuensis 21 
Eupatorium cannabinum 20
NEW Fagopyrum giraldii 21
Fagopyrum tataricum 20
Filipendula ulmaria Variegata 20
Galium odoratum 21
Hablitzia tamnoides Mix 21
NEWHablitzia tamnoides (Armenian wild) 21
Hemerocallis citrina vespertina? 21
Heracleum maxima 21
Heracleum sphondylium x sibiricum 21
Hippophae rhamnoides Ex-Umeå 20
Hydrophyllum appendiculatum 21
Hypericum perforatum 20
Inula helenium 20
Lactuca sativa Jebousek 20
Lactuca sativa Veneziana 19
Lactuca sativa Freckles 18
Lactuca sativa Italian Oak Leaf 18
Lactuca sativa Ruby Gem 17
Lactuca sativa Veneziana 19
Lactuca sativa Ruby Gem 19
Lactuca sativa Cocarde 19
Lactuca sativa Summer Bibb 17
Lactuca sativa Little Leprechaun 19
Lactuca sativa Drunken Woman 19
Leonurus cardiaca 21
Lepidium ferganense 19
NEW Lepidium densiflorum 21
NEW Lepidium graminifolium 21
Lepidium sativum 20
Lepidium sativum Kandahar Giant Cress 20
Libertia grandiflora 19
Ligularia fischeri 21
Ligularia sachalinensis 21
Ligusticum grayi 21
Lonicera iliense 20
Lycopus asper 21
NEW Lycopus uniflorus 21
Malva mohileviensis 18
Malva moschata 20
Malva moschata Alba 21
Malva sylvestris 21
Malva verticillata 18
Mertensia ciliata 21
Mertensia paniculata 19
Molopospermum peloponnesiacum 21
Monarda fistulosa 19
Nicandra physalodes 19
Oplopanax horridus 21
Orychophragmus violaceus 19
Oxalis tuberosa Rød 20
Oxalis tuberosa Gul 20
Parasenecio farfarifolius var bulbifer Chiri Fu 20
Parasenecio hastatus 21
Parasenecio hastatus subsp orientalis Ex-Shiro Sankou Hakikomi Fu 19
Pastanica sativa 21
NEW Peltaria alliacea 21
Phaseolus vulgaris Anasazi Bean 19
Physalis Indian Strain 21
Physalis spp. 19
Phyteuma nigra 21
Phyteuma orbiculare 19
Phyteuma spicatum 19
Phytolacca americana 21
Pisum sativum Askerert (=Ringeriksert?) 20
Pisum sativum Chinese Snow Pea 20
Pisum sativum Grønn Sabel L-16 Berle 20
Pisum sativum Jærert 20
Pisum sativum Austrian Winter 20
Pisum sativum Carlin 20
Pisum sativum Mammoth Melting 20
Pisum sativum Marie’s Høye 20
Pisum sativum Purple Podded 20
Pisum sativum Robinson 20
Pisum sativum Rättviksärt 20
Pisum sativum Salmon Flowered 20
Pisum sativum Slikkerten fra Våler 20
Pisum sativum SVARTBJÖRSBYN 20
Pisum sativum Green Beauty Snow 19
Pisum sativum Sugar Magnolia 19
Platycodon grandiflorus 21
Polymnia sonchifolia 21
Proboscidea louisianica ssp fragrans 20
Prunus serotina 21
Prunus sibirica 21
Prunus tomentosa 21
Pseudostellaria heterophylla 19
Pyrus pashia 21
Raphanus sativus Runder Schwarzer Vinter 19
Raphanus sativus Radish pod variety 18
Rheum ribes 21
NEW Ribes odoratum “Tschernij Altai” 21
Rosa canina 19
Rosa ecae 19
Rosa moyesii 21
Rubus illecebrosus 21
Rosa platyacantha 19
Rudbeckia laciniata 20
Rumex acetosa Russisk Mix 21
Rumex acetosa Belleville 19
Rumex acetosa Champion 19
Rumex crispa 21
Rumex patientia 21
Ruta graveolens 19
Sanguisorba canadensis 19
Sanguisorba menziesii 21
Sanguisorba minor 21
Saxifraga pensylvanica 19
OUTScorzonera hispanica 21
Scorzonera hispanica Einjaehrige 21
Serratula coronata 21
Serratula tinctoria 21
Silene dioica Ray’s Golden Champion 21
Silybum marianum 21
Sinapis alba 21
Streptopus amplexifolius 20
Taraxacum albidum 20
Taraxacum leucanthum 21
Taraxacum pseudoroseum 21
Taraxacum rubifolium 21
Taraxacum sublaciniosum Delikatess (Moss-leaved) 21
Thalictrum aquilegifolium 21
Tigridia pavoniana 21
Tragopogon samaritanii 21
Trigonella foenum-graecum 20
Tropaeolum Mix 21
Tulbaghia capensis 20
Tulbaghia violacea 20
NEW Urtica cannabina 21
NEW Urtica holosericea (Urtica dioica subsp. holosericea) (Wild from California) 21
NEW Urtica holosericea (Urtica dioica subsp. holosericea) (Wild from Washington State) 21
NEW Urtica platyphylla 21
Verbascum thapsus 21
Vicia faba 20
Viola glabella 21
Zea mays Pink and Purple Popcorn 19

Marie Gaden RIP

I was very saddened to hear that Marie Gaden has died at 91. I learned so much from Marie about gardening and I have so many plants that originated from her. She was from England and married a Norwegian just after the war and had a fantastic garden up in the hills above Trondheim and Jonsvatnet. I remember that she grew seed at one time for UK seed company Thompson and Morgan. She belonged to various international seed clubs like the Alpine Garden Society and Scottish Rock Garden Club and tried many new plants from seed each year! 

Marie (and my ex – Eileen) at home at Jonsvatnet (she always had a trowel at the ready in her hand to dig up plants)
Marie gave me so many plants over the years. I had little to give back which taught me that it isn’t about exchanging but passing on to the next generation!

One of the plants I got from Marie was a Maianthemum racemosum, which grows vigorously in the garden in a really dry spot under a large birch tree. I call it Marieanthemum and I mention this in my book:

Her husband died and she sadly had to leave that fantastic garden and downsized but still had a small garden crammed full of perennials and her living room table and chairs were as ever full of seed packets, seed catalogues and reference books! She was a wonderful generous woman! RIP Marie. You are here no longer but your plants and memories live on :)

It was Marie that taught me to fold seed packets. She was still doing this in her 80s.

Marieanthemum racemosum lives on in my garden (picture taken this week):

THE NEW EDIMENTALS SEED TRADE LIST FOR 2020-2021

WELCOME TO MY NEW SEED TRADE LIST FOR WINTER 2020-21, THIS YEAR WITH 334 VARIETIES
18, 19, 20 indicate 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!  
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) “yearbook” and autumn catalogue. To become a member go to https://kvann.no/bli-med. It costs only 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 / Cultivar / Year of Harvest / Info
Allium hookeri var muliense 20
Abelmoschus esculentus Silver Queen 19
Adenophora bulleyana  18
Adenophora pereskiifolia alba 18
Adenophora tashiroi  18
Adenophora triphylla var japonica Alba 20
Adenophora triphylla var japonica 19
Adenostyles alpina 19
Alcea rosea 18
Allium acuminatum 18
Allium aflatunense 18 From Kyrgyzstan
Allium albidum 18 From Kaukasus
Allium altaicum 20
Allium amethystinum Ex-Forelock 18
Allium amphibolum 20
Allium anisotepalum 18 From Kyrgyzstan
Allium atroviolaceum 20
Allium barsczewskii 18
Allium bekeczalicum 19 From Kyrgyzstan
Allium bekeczalicum x alaicum 19 From Kyrgyzstan
Allium brevicaule 19 From Tyrkia
Allium brevistylum 20
Allium caeruleum Leucanthum 20
Allium caesium   19 From Kyrgyzstan
Allium canadense 20 Bulbils
Allium carolinianum 20
Allium cepa Newburg onion 19 From Experimental Farm Network i USA; se https://www.adaptiveseeds.com/product/vegetables/onions/onion-newburg-organic
Allium cernuum Høg Miks 19
Allium cernuum mix 19
Allium cretaceum 19 From Kazakhstan
Allium cyathophorum 20
Allium darwasicum 19 From Tajikistan
Allium decipiens 18
Allium douglasii 19
Allium erubescens 19 From Kaukasus
Allium fedtschenkoanum 20 Wild collecred Tajikstan
Allium fetisowii 19
Allium fistulosum Auen 4 19 Direkte From Nordgen, NGB20168
Allium fistulosum Bygland 19 Direkte From Nordgen, NGB20167
Allium fistulosum Neset 19 Nordgen, NGB14622
Allium fistulosum Leppasyrja 19 Nordgen, NGB24270
Allium fistulosum “Mix” 20 Mix of 20 accessions; can be delivered individually, men likely to have crossed
Allium flavescens 18 Open pollinated
Allium flavum Miks 19 Mix or individually; likely to have crossed
Allium fuscoviolaceum 18 From Armenia
Allium globosum 19 From Kaukasus
Allium gultschense 19 From Kyrgyzstan
Allium gunibicum 19 From Kaukasus
Allium hymenorrhizum 20
Allium insubricum 19
Allium jesdianum “Akbulak” 19 Can have crossed
Allium karataviense 19
Allium karataviense 19 From Caucasus
Allium karelinii 19 From IPK Gatersleben
Allium ledebourianum 20 Likely to have crossed with Allium schoenoprasum
Allium lenkoranicum 19
Allium lipskyanum 19
Allium lusitanicum 18 From Alpengarten im Belvedere
Allium lusitanicum from Moravia 20
Allium macranthum 19
Allium mairei 19
Allium maximowiczii 18
Allium moly Eks “Jeannine” 20
Allium nigrum 19
Allium nutans Ex-“Lena” 19
Allium nutans 18 Ex-Berkutenko
Allium nutans x flavescens 19 Uncertain parents; white flowers ( From Kazakhstan) Open pollinated
Allium obliquum 19
Allium oschaninii 20 From Kyrgyzstan
Allium ovalifolium var. leuconervum 20
Allium paczoskianum 19
Allium paniculatum 19
Allium platyspathum 19
Allium porrum Monstruoso de Carentan 18 For milde strøk
Allium praescissum 19
Allium przewalskianum 20
Allium regelii 19
Allium rosenbachianum 19 From Tajikstan
Allium rotundum 19 From Kazakhstan
Allium rotundum subsp jajlae 19
Allium sarawschanicum 19 From Tajikstan
Allium saxatile 19 From Kaukasus
Allium schoenoprasoides 20
Allium schoenoprasum Dolores Chives 19 From Experimental Farm Network
Allium schoenoprasum Ex-Black Pedicels 18
Allium schoenoprasum Praga 18 Russisk frø
Allium schoenoprasum Erecta 18 Russisk frø
Allium schoenoprasum subsp sibiricum 20 Could have crossed with other Allium schoenoprasum; From Hokkaido, Japan
Allium schoenoprasum var orientale 20
Allium severtzovioides 19 From Kyrgyzstan
Allium sewerzowii 19 From Kazakhstan
Allium spirale 19 From Russian Far East
Allium splendens 20
Allium stenodon 18
Allium stipitatum 20 Could have crossed with other Allium stipitatum
Allium stipitatum Mount Everest 20
Allium stipitatum Ex-“Goliath” 20 Could have crossed with Goliath
Allium strictum 18 From Kazakhstan
Allium suaveolens 19
Allium suworowii 18 From Kyrgyzstan
Allium thunbergii “Ozawa” 19
Allium tianschanicum 19 From Kazakhstan
Allium trachyscordum 18 From Kyrgyzstan
Allium triquetrum 18
Allium unifolium 19
Allium ursinum 18
Allium victorialis 20 Mix of 8 accessions; Mix or individually; likely to have crossed
Allium wallichii   20 Mix of 3 accessions; Mix or individually; likely to have crossed
Allium winklerianum 19
Allium zebdanense 20
Althaea officinalis 18
Amaranthus “Mix” 18
Amaranthus chlorostachys 18
Amphicarpaea bracteata 20
Anemone rivularis 18
Anredera cordifolia 20 Tuber
Aquilegia chrysantha 19
Arabis alpina 19
Aralia californica 20
Aralia cordata “Malvik” 20, 19
Arctium lappa 19 Uknown Japanese cultivar
Asphodelus albus 18
Atriplex hortensis BRITAS TRÄDGÅRDSMÅLLA 19 Nordgen, NGB11726
Barbarea verna American Land Cress 18
Barbarea vulgaris Variegata 19
Begonia heracleifolia var nigricans 20
Boehmeria gigantea 18
Boehmeria sieboldiana 18
Brassica juncea Leaf Heading Mustard 19 Gift from Seed Savers Exchange
Brassica juncea Giant Red 18
Brassica oleracea Ex-Tree collards Flerårige Kål 19 Likely to have crossed with other perennial kales
Brassica oleracea Broccolini 17
Brassica oleracea Branchu de L’Embarras 17
Brassica oleracea Ex-Asturian Trekål 20 Likely to have crossed with other perennial kales
Brassica oleracea Myrrhis Flerårige Kål 20
Brassica oleracea Ex -Pentland Brig 19 Likely to have crossed with other perennial kales
Brassica oleracea Ex- Heligoland Flerårige Kål 19 Likely to have crossed with other perennial kales
Brassica oleracea Ex- Cottager’s Flerårige Kål 19 Likely to have crossed with other perennial kales
Brassica oleracea Ex-Daubenton Flerårige Kål x Late Purple Sprouting Brokkoli 19 Likely to have crossed with other perennial kales
Brassica oleracea Asturian Trekål 18
Brassica oleracea Couve Galega 18 From Portugal
Brassica oleracea Couve Galega 18 #2 From Portugal
Brassica oleracea Daubenton Grex 17
Brassica oleracea Homesteaders Perennial Kale 17 From Chris Homanics in Oregon
Brassica rapa Cima di Rapa Sessantina 16
Broussonettia kazinoki 18
Bryonia alba 18
Buddleja davidii 18
Calamintha grandiflora Variegata 19
Calochortus macrocarpus macrocarpus 19
Calochortus palmeri palmeri 19
Caltha palustris himalensis 18
Campanula “Pink Octopus” 19
Campanula latifolia Miks 19
Campanula punctata Ex-“Rubrifolia” 19
Campanula trachelium “Bernice” 19
Capsicum annuum Ausilio Thin Skin Italian Pepper 20 Gift from Seed Savers Exchange
Capsicum annuum Midnight Sun 17
Capsicum annuum Sibirsche Hauspaprika 17
Carum carvi Rosa blomstret 20 My breeding line
Carum carvi Rotkarve 20 My breeding line
Cedronella canariensis 18
Centaurea solstitialis 18
Chelidonium majus 20
Chenopodium bonus-henricus 19
Chenopodium bonus-henricus 19 From IPK Gatersleben: CHEN75
Chenopodium quinoa Stephe 19 Selected by Stephen Barstow in Malvik over 30 years. From a variety Dave
Chrysanthemum coronarium 20 Mix of varieties
Cicerbita plumieri 19
Cichorium endivia Cornet de Bordeaux 17
Cichorium intybus Catalogna Gigante di Chioggia 19
Cichorium intybus Bianca 17
Cichorium intybus Rossa di Verona Sel. Arca 17
Cichorium intybus Da Taglio Bionda a Foglie Larghe 16
Cirsium eriophorum 19
Cirsium oleraceum 20
Cladrastis kentuckea 19
Claytonia virginiana 18
Clematis alpina 18 Not edible
Clinipodium vulgare 18
Commelina coelestis Alba 20
Conopodium majus 20
Cornus mas Elegant 20 Early variety
Cornus mas From Ringve 19
Crambe maritima 20 Mix of varieties
Cucurbita maxima Hokkaido 19
Cucurbita maxima Sweet Fall 19 Gift from Seed Savers Exchange
Cucurbita pepo Paydon Heirloom Acorn 19 Gift from Seed Savers Exchange
Diplotaxis tenuifolia 20
Diplotaxis tenuifolia Wasabi Arugula 18
Diplotaxis tenuifolia Wildfire 18
Diplotaxis tenuifolia Dragon’s Fire 18
Diplotaxis tenuifolia Heirloom Rustic Style 18
Dystaenia takesimina 20
Eleutherococcus sessiliflorus 19
Elsholtzia ciliata 20
Erythronium oregonum subsp leucandrum 19
Eschscholzia californica 18
Fagopyrum tataricum 20
Filipendula ulmaria Variegata 20
Foeniculum vulgare 20
Fuertesimalva limensis 18
Gentiana lutea 18
Girardinia septentrionalis 18
Gladiolus caucasicus 20 Not edible
Hablitzia tamnoides Miks 20 Mix of 10 accessions; Mix or individually; likely to have crossed
Heracleum sphondylium x sibiricum 20
Hosta gracilima 18
Hosta sieboldiana 20
Hypericum perforatum 20
Inula helenium 20
Lactuca sativa Jebousek 19 Gift from Seed Savers Exchange
Lactuca sativa Veneziana 19
Lactuca sativa Freckles 18
Lactuca sativa Rossa Ricciolina da Taglio 18
Lactuca sativa Navarra 16
Lepidium latifolium 18
Lepidium sativum 20
Leucanthemum maximum Alaska 18
Libertia grandiflora 19 Not edible
Ligularia dentata 18
Ligularia dentata “Desdemona” 18
Ligularia fischeri 20
Ligularia sachalinensis 18
Lilium Ex-Black Dragon 18 Uncertain edibility
Lilium martagon Tsingense 19
Lonicera iliense 20 Uncertain edibility
Lycopersicon esculentum Imur Prior Beta 18 Gift to KVANN From Heritage Seed Library in the UK (claimed to be a Norwegian variety but this is uncertain)
Lycopus asper 18
Malva mohileviensis 18
Malva moschata 20
Malva verticillata 18
Medicago sativa Cache Valley Alfalfa 19 From Experimental Farm Network i USA
Mertensia ciliata 19
Mertensia paniculata 18
Nicandra physalodes 19
Nicotiana rustica 18 Not edible
Nicotiana africana 18 Not edible
Nicotiana kawakamii 18 Not edible
Nicotiana repanda 18 Not edible
Nicotiana velutina 18 Not edible
Oplopanax horridus 20
Ornithogalum pyrenaicum Fra Metz, Frankrike 19
Osmorhiza longistylis 20 Uncertain species
Oxalis tuberosa Rød 20 1 knoll hver; Rotgrønnsak From Andesfjellene; trenger lang frostfri høst. Jeg dyrker i store bøtter som flyttes inn i huset i oktober og høstes i juletida
Oxalis tuberosa Gul 20 1 knoll hver; Rotgrønnsak From Andesfjellene; trenger lang frostfri høst. Jeg dyrker i store bøtter som flyttes inn i huset i oktober og høstes i juletida
Parasenecio hastatus 19 For the woodland garden
Parasenecio hastatus subsp orientalis Ex-“Shiro Sankou Hakikomi Fu” 19 For the woodland garden
Parietaria judaica 18
Pastanica sativa 20 Unknown variety
Phaseolus vulgaris Anasazi Bean 19 Wikipedia: Anasazi beans are a dappled red and white bean first cultivated by Ancestral Puebloan people around 130 CE in what is now the Four Corners region of the United States. They were adopted by commercial growers beginning in the 1980s and marketed under the name “Anasazi”; traditionally they were known by the Spanish names frijol conejo (rabbit bean), vaquita (little cow), or pajaro carpintero (woodpecker)
Physalis Indian Strain 20 Grown indoors in Malvik; seed from 10 year old, 2m high plants
Physalis spp. 19 From Eric Toensmeier, Holyoke, USA
Phyteuma globariifolium 20 Wild collected in Austria
Phyteuma nigra 20
Phyteuma orbiculare 20
Phyteuma persicifolium 18
Phyteuma scheuchzeri 19 From IPK Gatersleben PH1
Phyteuma sieberi 20 Wild collected in Dolomites Italy
Phyteuma spicatum 20
Phytolacca americana 18
Pisum sativum Carouby de Maussane 20
Pisum sativum Askerert (=Ringeriksert?) 20
Pisum sativum Chinese Snow Pea 20
Pisum sativum Jærert 20 From Torfinn Leikvoll 2011
Pisum sativum Marie’s Høye 20 NGB20121; Read about this one here: https://tinyurl.com/y4q3uzns
Pisum sativum Purple Podded 20
Pisum sativum Ringeriksert 20 NGB17881
Pisum sativum Robinson 20
Pisum sativum Rättviksärt 20 NGB17879
Pisum sativum Salmon Flowered 20
Pisum sativum Slikkerten fra Våler 20 NGB20044
Pisum sativum SVARTBJÖRSBYN 20 Sugar Pea; NGB17837 From Agneta Magnusson in Sesam 2020
Pisum sativum Winterkefen 20
Pisum sativum Dwarf Grey 19
Pisum sativum Green Beauty Snow 19
Pisum sativum Hurst Green Shaft 19
Pisum sativum Sugar Magnolia 19 From Alan Kapuler
Pisum sativum Sugar Snap Cascadia 19
Prenanthes spp. 19
Primula japonica “Mix” 18
Primula veris 18
Proboscidea louisianica ssp fragrans 20
Prunus tomentosa 18
Raphanus sativus Runder Schwarzer Vinter 19
Raphanus sativus Purple Plum 18
Raphanus sativus China Rose 16
Raphanus sativus Minowase 16
Rheum ribes 19
Rhus glabra 19
Ribes heterotrichum 20
Rorippa amphibia 18
Rorippa palustris 18
Rosa canina 19
Rosa ecae 19
Rosa platyacantha 19
Rumex acetosa Russisk miks 20 Mix of 6 Russian varieties
Rumex acetosa Belleville 19
Rumex acetosa Champion 19
Rumex acetosa Shirokolistny 18
Rumex crispa 20
Rumex patientia 20
Rumex scutatus 18
Ruta graveolens 19
Salvia sclarea 18
Sanguisorba canadensis 19
Sanguisorba menziesii 18
Saxifraga pensylvanica 19
Scandix pecten-veneris 20
Scorzonera hispanica Miks 20 Mix of 6 varieties grown in Væres Community Garden
Silene uniflora 18
Silybum marianum 20
Smilax rotundifolia 18
Solanum spp. Gbognome Greens 19 From Experimental Farm Network i USA
Sonchus oleraceus Alba 20
Streptopus amplexifolius 20
Taraxacum albidum 19
Taraxacum californonicum 20
Taraxacum officinale Vert de Montmagny 16
Taraxacum rubifolium 19
Taraxacum sublaciniosum Delikatess (Moss-leaved) 20
Tellima grandiflora 18
Thalictrum aquilegifolium 18
Tigridia pavoniana 19, 20
Tragopogon samaritanii 20
Urtica circularis 18
Urtica galeopsifolia 18 Almost stingless
Urtica kioviensis 18
Viburnum cassinioides 19
Vicia faba 20 Tilby en miks av former From KVANNs demonstrasjonshagen hos Væres Venner i Trondheim. Et bilde av mangfoldet av former vises her: https://www.edimentals.com/blog/?p=27037
Viola kamtschadalorum 19
Viola pumila 19 From Kyrgyzstan
Youngia japonica 18
Zea mays Pink and Purple Popcorn 19 Gave From Seed Savers Exchange


Self-sufficient in Cress

One of the easiest seed to save is cress /karse (Lepidium sativum). You can grow a lot of seed in a small space, it dries well on the plants and is easy to process, rubbing the seed pods between your fingers in a bowl and then blowing the chaff away outside. I sprout the seed inside during winter and also sow it outside in spring to harvest the young plants for salads and lunch. leaving a few to grow big for seed.

Broad Bean Mix

Broad beans (favas / bondebønner) will easily cross with other varieties that are growing nearby.  In order to keep a variety pure, you need to isolate them physically. I like to have different varieties with different coloured flowers and bean colour in additon to maintaining early yielding varieties such as Express. I’ve found that I can plant different forms close together and if I save separately beans with different colour and bean size and mark for saving plants with particularly nice flower colours, then I can maintain a good mix in the same place. The flower forms below are all growing within a few metres in the Væres Venner community garden. They were grown from the mix of beans saved at the same place in 2018 (first picture). I don’t offer the different forms as named varieties, but as a mix or composite “Væres Venner Mix” so that others can also select for separate forms! Bumble bees were all over the flowers when I was there!




Parsnip moth

If you grow parsnip (pastinakk) for seed, you may have come across the parsnip moth or parsnip webworm (Depressaria radiata) as it can make an impact on seed harvest as it makes a silk structure amongst the inflorescences. Here it’s on its other important host, hogweed (Heracleum spp.) which I’m also letting flower for the seeds (golpar spice).