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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).