REQUEST SEED!

CURRENT REQUEST STATUS: OPEN, GREEN (caught up). Listing updates for 2021 are done.

I am a lone, poor farmer and everything here is done by me, by hand. I do not have ‘buy it now’ seeds and probably never will. If you wish to obtain samples, please read below. I understand this page is long, but it answers most questions. Please ask any others.

The list is current as of March 22nd, 2021. Also available is the descriptive Seed Catalog V3 (this is a link, CLICK ME). The “catalog” is only updated once a year. I try to keep the text list current. At times they may not match; the text list takes precedence.

You can also Message Me On Facebook (this is a link, CLICK ME).

‘Informationals’/’Rules’:
– Request window January 1st – June 1st yearly. No more requests outside that range.
(LQ) or (ELQ) = very limited supply. All varieties are offered in small quantities only. A normal distribution of corn is approximately 200 seeds (LQ = 100). A normal bean distribution is 20-30 (LQ = 10-15). All other seeds use the bean sample size or greater. (SV/IRO) = Strict vetting/indigenous requests take priority.
– “RARE” are $5 each. “NON-RARE” are $3. The minimum request is 2 (different) varieties AND $10 or more value (you must meet BOTH)!. This includes basic, tracked USPS First Class Parcel shipping. Shipping only to the lower 48 U.S. states, and to Canadian indigenous people (at increased expense). Shipping nowhere else, sorry.
– Preferred payments are Cash or PayPal. PayPal may be sent “gift/friends/donation” at no fee, or I can invoice you (small added percentage). I also accept checks; it slows handling.
– I am only one person, working full time off-farm. I aim to ship at least once a week. If volume necessitates it, I may limit requests, even during “open” times.

Other Important Notes:
– It will speed things if, in your first message, you tell me some details of your growing area/situation, experience level with seed-saving, and future goals/intentions. You WILL be vetted when requesting “RARE” varieties. It may take some extra time for us to communicate. I CANNOT offer instant service. If you may find this extremely frustrating, please look elsewhere.
– This is a private, non-commercial seedbank. It is a labor of love and lives on in ounces. Good homes for the seed are paramount. Newcomers will likely be limited to selecting only a few varieties. Please be honest with me. I may refuse anyone for any reason.
– I can’t recommend varieties. Please do your “homework”; ask specific questions. Many of these are not suited to backyard gardeners.
– Indigenous seed banks, food sovereignty projects, and similar are welcome to contact me for special arrangements. I will review projects case by case. I am not able to donate seed or give discounts to other types of causes or to any private individuals. Costs are to help alleviate expenses; if the seed ‘supports itself’ I can keep producing more.
– I will trade… but not for common commercial seed. I am always looking for varieties with a NY/PA origin, or indigenous varieties from anywhere across North America other than the desert southwest. My collection contains MUCH more than what is listed here. If you cannot afford seed and have none to trade, I also trade for supplies, raw materials, crafts, etc. as well. Please inquire.
– I can do custom grow-outs of seed by contract, but only specific varieties are eligible.

Rare CORN available for distribution:
– Ames 1901/PI-690687/”Fort Berthold Flour”/”White Shield Flour”
– Bighead
– Blue Fox Flour (LQ)
– Concho Brown
– Cudu/Cudei/Navajo Cudu (SV/IRO)
– Ganondagan
– Gaspe (LQ)
– Gigi Hill/Jiggy Hill (LQ)
– Illiniwek Tamaroa White
– Katie Wheeler (LQ)
– Little Blue (ELQ)
– Longfellow (ELQ)
– Many Horses (LQ)
– Mated Chief Speckled Mandan (LQ)
– Mercer Flint
– Mohawk Roundnose
– Navajo Robin’s Egg (LQ)
– New York Red Robin
– Nuetta/Mandan Sweet
– Ohsweken (ELQ)
– Puhwem/Delaware White
– Quapaw Red
– Rutherford/Rutherford Flint
– Sac Blue
– Seneca Hominy (Nettie Watt Strain)
– Sioux Tribe White
– Six Nations #1/Red Beans and Pork Hock White
– Six Nations Blue (LQ)
– Stilwell
– Tuscarora White/”Iroquois White” (LQ – SV/IRO)
– Warners
– Winnebago Spotted (SV/IRO)

Rare BEANS available for distribution:
– Beaumont’s Gray Gunpowder (LQ)
– Big Brown (LQ)
– Black Shackamaxon
– Blacksnake Bean (LQ)
– Black Thresher
– Blue Shackamaxon
– Blue Spitball
– Box (ELQ)
– Cattaraugus Cranberry
– Cornplanter Purple (standard selection)
– Cornplanter Purple ‘Silverbear Strain’ (SV/IRO)
– Covelo Reservation/White Settler
– Deseronto Potato
– Duane Baptiste Potato Bean
– Early Mohawk Pole
– Fisher/Algonquin Fisher (ELQ)
– Fortin’s Family
– Fortner Family Heirloom
– Ga Ga Hut
– Grampa Bean
– Grandma Bechtel’s Pole
– Hodson’s Silver Wax
– Ice/Crystal Wax
– Indian Hannah (Doug Egeland/Tony West cutshort type)
– Indian Hannah (Roughwood pinto type)
– Tuscarora Bread Bean/Iroquois Corn Bread
– Kahnawake Mohawk
– Kaulback’s Tavern
– King of the Early
– Lamberson
– Lengua de Lobo
– Lipstick (Choc-tow Indian)
– Little Jersey White
– Mennonite Purple Stripe
– Merkel Grey Stripe
– Mohawk Bush
– Munsee Wampum
– Norridgewock
– Norwegian Pencil
– Oceana’s Summer
– Potawatomi Pole Lima (LQ)
– Powhatan
– Purple Kingsessing
– Seneca Allegany Pinto
– Seneca Bear Bean/Seneca Bear Paw
– Seneca Bird Egg
– Seneca Cornstalk
– Seneca Indian
– Seneca Stripe
– Six Nations Bush
– Skunk/Chester/Flagg
– Smith Family
– Teaching Drum #18
– Teaching Drum #21
– Teaching Drum #23
– Teaching Drum #24
– Teaching Drum #27
– Tennessee Indian Purple Pod
– Thibodeau du Comte (ELQ)
– Thousand-and-One (from Trade)
– Thousand-to-One (USDA NPGS)
– Vinnie’s Bean
– Walker’s Great Valley Long Pod
– Wild Pigeon
– Yarnall Quaker

Rare OTHERS available:
– Cowpea – Biwa Sitter
– Cowpea – Potawatomi Rabbit Bean
– Ground Cherry – Hardwick Abenaki
– Ground Cherry – Mary’s Niagara
– Potato – Ozette/Makah/Makah Ozette TUBERS – $10, ships APRIL or later
– Potato – Stillwater Stoic TUBERS – $10, ships APRIL or later
– Potato – Stillwater Stoic TPS
– Squash – Buffalo Creek
– Squash – Dishpan Cushaw
– Squash – Mandan Banquet
– Squash – Mandan Summer
– Squash – Nanticoke
– Sunflower – Onondaga
– Sunflower – Seneca
– Sunflower – Tuscarora Katenoh
– Tobacco – Cornplanter
– Tobacco – Leni Kwshatay
– Tobacco – Mohawk
– Tomato – Blackfoot
– Watermelon – Red-Seeded (ELQ)

Non-rare Others available (anyone may freely request these, no questions asked, $3 apiece):
– Barley – Faust
– Bean – Calypso
– Bean – Chocolate Multiflora
– Bean – Dragon’s Tongue
– Bean – Good Mother Stallard
– Bean – Mitla Black
– Bean – North Star Lima
– Broomcorn – variety unspecified – red/yellow color mix
– Calendula – PA Dutch Mix
– Calendula – Resina
– Celery – Overwintering Mix
– Clematis virginiana – Wild Native Clematis/Virgin’s Bower
– Corn – Dakota Black
– Corn – Double Red
– Corn – Martian Jewels (LQ)
– Corn – Painted Mountain
– Cowpea – Holstein
– Cowpea – Ozark Razorback
– Cucamelon/Mexican Sour Gherkin
– Cucumber – DMR-401
– Cucumber – Gagon
– Echinacea – Purple
– Goldenberry (Physalis peruviana)
– Melon – Kajari
– Melon – Tigger
– Milkweed – Common (Asclepias syriaca)
– Monarda fistulosa var. – Native Bergamot – Wahpe Washtemna
– Okra – Burgundy
– Okra – Perkins Long Pod
– Pea – Carouby de Maussane
– Pea – Deerfield
– Pea – Golden Sweet
– Pea – Opal Creek
– Pea – Shirk Family
– Pea – Spring Blush
– Pea – Sugar Magnolia
– Pea – Swedish Red
– Pea – Swenson Swedish
– Pea – Swiss Giant
– Pea – Wild Pea of Umbria/Roveja
– Peanut – Fastigiata Pin-Striped
– Pepper – Mild-Hot Mix (blend of Anaheim, Golden Greek, Beaver Dam – no choice)
– Poppy – Ziar Blue Breadseed
– Potato – Adirondack Blue TPS
– Ramps/Wild Leeks (Allium tricoccum)
– Radish – Rat-tail
– Rocky Mountain Bee Plant (Cleome serrulata)
– Sorghum – Ba-Ye-Qi
– Sorghum – Coral
– Sorghum – Nerum Boer
– Squash – Buschol Kurbis Naked Seeded
– Squash – Lakota
– Squash – Long Island Cheese Pumpkin
– Tobacco – Mix (N. tabacum varieties, mixed, no choice)
– Tomato – Allegheny Sunset
– Tomato – Dr. Lyle
– Tomato – Governor Pennypacker
– Tomato – Jersey Devil
– Tomato – Malinovyi Rog
– Tomato – Mikarda Sweet
– Tomato – Millet’s Dakota
– Tomato – New Yorker
– Tomato – Nistru
– Tomato – Opalka
– Tomato – Painted Lady
– Tomato – Pink Berkeley Tie Dye
– Tomato – San Marzano
– Tomato – Speckled Roman
– Tomato – Stone Ridge
– Tomato – Tigerella
– Watermelon – Cream of Saskatchewan

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Please feel free to use the contact form if interested in a trade, barter, or buy and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!