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Fedco Seeds variety changes for 2017

Dropped Varieties for 2017    Last Chance in 2017
New Seed Varieties for 2017
288
Purple Podded pole bean: From the Ozark Mountains to you!
368
Croissant pinto bean: Companion to French Breakfast radish?
506
Cafe hybrid sweet corn: Start off your corn season with a cob of Cafe!
520
Inferno hybrid sweet corn: A new selection adapted for global warming?
572
Latte hybrid sweet corn: What do coffee and corn have in common?
590
Cappuccino hybrid sweet corn: We have no idea!
927
Mayor hybrid canary melon: A major new taste treat!
1629
Bonbon hybrid buttercup squash: The creamy filling is in its texture!
1686
Little Dipper hybrid butternut squash: Defies powdery mildew!
1744
Tom Fox pumpkin: Bet your jack-o’-lantern program can handle this!
2028
Coral carrot: Coral reefs may be endangered; this carrot is not.
2273
Hild’s Blauer winter radish: For when the winter winds blauer!
2285
Saitaro daikon radish: To the rescue as dusk extinguishes Winter Light!
2433
Ramps: Another addition to our ramped-up permaculture selection!
2441
Ed’s Red shallot OG: For those who want an open-pollinated shallot!
2445
Cabernet hybrid red onion OG: Let’s drink to an early red onion!
2472
Patterson hybrid onion: A knock-out of a replacement for Copra!
2487
Talon hybrid onion: A successor for Varsity and not a bench-warmer!
3049
Puntarelle chicory: Discover a new form of vegetable!
3282
Kaori green shiso: A thrilla of a perilla!
3334
Hestia brussels sprouts: So easy to grow will become a household name!
3449
Scarlet kale OG: Listed on web last year, now comes into the catalog!
3647
Mars celeriac: Is there life on Mars? Only a short life in this catalog!
3737
Chocolate Cake pepper: Another great farmer-breeder project!
3769
Aconcagua pepper: Fedco finally scales the peak, finds the pepper!
3829
Chimayo hot pepper OG: Festoon your kitchen with ristras!
4041
Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye tomato OG: Best of the Boar Series tomatoes!
4051
Jaune de Flammé tomato: My new flame in the early orange class!
4241
Momotaro hybrid tomato: Japan’s favorite fresh market tomato!
4310
Akamuro rice: Another gift from Japan; grow rice in Maine!
4311
Hayayuki rice: For the wet spot at the bottom of the garden!
4313
Titanio rice: Upland rice from Italy for the best risotto!
4518
Santo cilantro: Saints alive, the slowest bolter!
4815
Red Flint ageratum: Strike a spark in your flower bed!
4860
Super Andrella aster: Super-size me!
4936
Purple Kisses carrot: The Daucus carota that bolts quickly for pleasure!
5072
Drumstick flower: A drumstick that can be embraced by vegetarians!
5226
Court Jester marigold: For poets, troubadours and jugglers everywhere!
5934
Freed Seed collection: A collection of OSSI-Pledged freed seeds!
Back in 2017   top
335
Tiger Eye bean: Tiger, tiger burning bright? Shall I bake you up tonight?
516
Ashworth open-pollinated sweet corn OG: It’s rat selected!
692
Hopi Blue Flint corn OG: Beautiful blue kernels, easy to grind!
896
Opal Creek snap pea: Delicate yellow snap pea so good young & tender!
1392
Telegraph Improved cucumber: Word is out on this hot cuke!
2018
Tonda di Parigi carrot: For those without tilth who still want carrots!
2051
Nantes Fancy carrot: Our favorite OP carrot in a long-awaited return!
2481
Red Wethersfield onion: Storied OP red last offered in 2007!
2907
Sierra lettuce OG: About the longest standing lettuce in summer heat!
3325
Umpqua broccoli: Put some Umpqua oomph into your broccoli patch!
3442
Cascade Glaze collards: For tolerance to temperature extremes!
3457
Rainbow Lacinato kale: The best of Redbor & Lacinato in one package!
3645
Diamante celeriac: Despite the name, these jewels are the real deal!
3744
Tangerine Pimiento pepper: Little lights of sweet juicy pimientos!
4324
Utrecht Blue wheat: Is this the most beautiful wheat on Earth?
4698
Sweet Woodruff: Fragrance so rich it was strewn in medieval churches!
5539
Selma Suns sunflower OG: Polyheaded plethora of colors!
Co-op Member-Only Specials in 2017
Each year we make one or more special items that are in short supply available to our co-op members only. You must be a Fedco co-op member to order these items. Click here for details.   top
4107
Pink Princess tomato
Probably Your Last Chance in 2017   top
508
Spring Treat hybrid sweet corn: Being replaced by 506 Cafe.
985
Delicious 51 muskmelon: Possible replacement in the wings.
987
Rocky Ford muskmelon: Sales have been slow.
1619
Pink Banana squash: Slow sales doom this large squash.
1965
Baby Bottle gourd: The demand is baby, too.
2094
Sugarsnax carrot: Bayer item. Bayer is buying out Monsanto.
2124
Albino beet: This year it gets its final reprieve unless sales pick up.
2418
Megaton leek: Another Bayer item. Bayer to be a mega-corporation…
3370
Super Red 80 cabbage: Supplier is dropping this super cabbage.
3647
Mars celebriac: Bayer again. …if the $66 billion merger goes through.
4061
Black Krim tomato: Two candidates are battling it out to replace Krim.
4218
Bobcat hybrid tomato: We don’t think this cat has enough flavor.
4236
Heather hybrid tomato: 4241 Momotaro bests it in flavor and texture.
4273
Aria tomato: Swan song for Aria unless sales pick up.
4467
Sacred basil: A superior replacement waits its turn.
4813
Leda ageratum: Slow sales doom this ageratum.
4832
Green love lies bleeding: Sent to us by mistake; to be sold out.
5411
Gentian sage: Another with slow sales.
5548
Sungold Dwarf sunflower: Too much variation in the type.
5734
Swirls zinnia: Lot grow-out was off-type; trialing for a replacement.
Dropped Varieties In 2017   top
247
Montpelier bean: No crop this year.
265
Indy Gold bean: Its final checkered flag. Check web for 265 Gold Rush.
295
Blue Coco bean: No crop.
307
Black Kabouli bean: Crop failure.
321
Mitla bean: No crop.
366
Agate pinto bean: Replaced by 368 Croissant.
558
Sumptuous hybrid sweet corn: See the catalog for many new selections.
588
Luscious hybrid sweet corn OG: Dropped by its supplier.
602
Lancelot hybrid sweet corn: A revamped sweet corn selection awaits.
626
Spring Snow hybrid sweet corn: 622 Sugar Pearl is a delicious sub.
764
Magical Mystery Pea: We’ve been dying to take you away.
885
Mega sugarsnap: This year’s modest crop became stock seed.
943
Prescott Fond Blanc melon: Crop failure this year.
950
Sweet Freckles melon: Slow sales brought about its demise.
986
Montreal Market melon: Our search goes on for this storied heirloom.
1021 and 1022
Early Moonbeam watermelon: Total eclipse for this season.
1520
Lemon squash: Customer sales indicated that this was a lemon.
1615
Squisito squash: Crop failure squeezes this out of the catalog.
1952
Shenot Crown of Thorns gourd: Slow sales the thorn in its side.
1963
Speckled Apple gourd: Slow sales indicate not the apple of your eye.
2091 and 2092
Nelson carrot, pelleted and not: Its supplier dropped Nelson.
2095
Jeannette carrot:Also dropped by supplier. We hardly got to know you!
2282
Shinden Risoh daikon radish: Also supplier dropped.
2327
Skirret: A hard seed crop to grow successfully. Not done this year.
2472
Copra onion: Discontinued by the supplier; this one hurts!
2768
Lingua di Canarino lettuce: Tongue tied by crop failure.
2841
Nancy lettuce: Another crop failure that hurts.
2859
Kalura lettuce: We like this one a lot; hope to have back in 2018.
3316
Purple Peacock broccoli: Peacock doesn’t spread its fan. Crop failure.
3318
Thompson broccoli: For a good OP try 3325 Umpqua.
3336
Roodnerf brussels sprout: How rude of it to be dropped by supplier.
3458
Baltisk Purpurkal kale: Multiple crop failures postpone for a year.
3645
Brilliant celeriac: Catalog offers two alternatives.
3752
Superette Banana pepper: Anna Banna ain’t got a banana.
4008
Husk Cherry: Replaced by 4005 Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry.
4015
Verde Pueblo: Replaced by 4012 Purple Blush tomatillo.
4032
Ida Gold tomato: Replaced by 4051 Jaune de Flammé tomato.
4071
Soldacki tomato: Seeking a grower for this variety.
4084
Schmmeig Striped Hollow tomato: Crop failure.
4106
Honeydrop cherry tomato: Crop failure.
4136
Vilms tomato: No crop this year.
4141
Hog Heart tomato: We need a grower for this variety.
4146
Blue Beech tomato: No crop this year.
4293
San Diego paste tomato: Replaced by 4296 Pasta.
4441
Aromato basil: Supplier increased price fourteen fold.
4448
Lemon basil OG: We found off-types in the production.
4456
Red Rubin basil: Replaced by 4459 Midnight Ruffles.
4959
Startrek celosia: Dropped by the supplier.
5107
Las Vegas White globe amaranth: Dropped for microscopic sales.
5173
Tanagra lavatera: Another lovely but pokey seller; deserves better.
5236
Tashkent marigold: Replaced by 5226 Court Jester as we juggle list.
5304
Blueberry Glow pansy: Our supplier has permanently dimmed it.
5366
Drama Queen poppy: Enough drama for one year: crop failure.
5371
Fluffy Ruffles poppy: Don’t get ruffled, these poppies will be back.
5530
Pro-Cut Lemon sunflower: Didn’t make the cut; crop failure.