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Amaranth Seed Collection
Amaranth Seed CollectionThree Packets (~600 seeds/packet): Chinese Giant, Hopi Red Dye, and Red Callaloo More info86 available
Grow amaranth for grain, leaf, and beauty with our three-packet collection of Red Callaloo (Amaranthus tricolor), Chinese Giant Orange (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) and Hopi Red Dye (Amaranthus cruentus) varieties. Chinese Giant Orange produces large yields of edible, tan colored seeds, with the other two varieties producing black seeds that are also edible. Red Callaloo is typically grown for its green and red leaves that are used young in salads and stir fries. Hopi Red Dye flowers are used to add color to baked breads. All three species are easy to grow and quite attractive to birds! Packet collection is available at discounted pricing. Amaranths are self-reseeding annuals. If growing for grain, make sure you get to the seeds before the birds do. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
ArugulaMore info4806 available
The standard Arugula (Eruca sativa) with that classic spicy flavor. Long, deeply-lobed dark leaves are easy to harvest for bunching. Spicy flowers are excellent in salads. Sow it thick for multiple cuts, or give each plant a little space for large, bunching leaves. Hardy re-seeder. Best sown in spring or autumn, as hot weather will cause fast bolting. 21 days baby leaf, 40 mature. Annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Burdock Root
Burdock RootPacket: ~50 seeds (0.45 gram) More info216 available
Known as "Gobo" in Japan, burdock root (Arctium lappa) is an incredibly nutritive food and medicine. Herbalists prize burdock as an effective and powerful alterative, or blood cleanser, gently restoring and cleansing/detoxifying the liver and kidneys. It is commonly taken internally to treat skin conditions for which internal imbalances are at fault. It is known to be cleansing and soothing to the lymphatic system as well as the mucous membranes, aiding respiratory inflammation. Its medicinal magic aside, burdock is a delicious food highly valued in Japan; it is often grated and included in ferments (Kimchi), or cooked as a main or side dish. We like to dry roots for rehydrating in soups and stews in the wintertime, adding a nutritional, medicinal punch to the meal. Burdock is a biennial, taking two years to flower and set seed. The root can be harvested in the first year. 90 days to immature root. 180 days to mature root. Biennial. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Chinese Giant Orange Amaranth
Chinese Giant Orange AmaranthMore info11504 available
Chinese Giant Orange Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) plants form dark orange flowers on yellow-orange stalks that can reach a commanding eight feet tall under ideal cultivation conditions. This is an excellent amaranth strain to grow for food; the young greens can be cooked and eaten like spinach and the light tan seeds can be cooked as a grain for either sweet of savory purposes. Plants are tolerant of poor soils, but will yield much greater in a well-tended garden with rich soil. 100 days from seed to seed. Annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Chioggia Guardsmark Beet
Chioggia Guardsmark BeetMore info956 available
Also known as "Candy-Stripe" beet, Chioggia (Beta vulgaris) is a nineteenth century Italian heirloom best known for its striking pink and white-ringed flesh. The beet has a light red outer skin and a mild and sweet flavor palette. Chioggia also produces luscious greens that that can be stir-fried just like chard. An utterly gorgeous addition to any garden. 45 days leaf. 60 days root. Biennial.
Danvers 126 Carrot
Danvers 126 CarrotMore info1788 available
Danvers 126 (Daucus carota) is a dependable no-frills heirloom carrot perfect for production on small farms. It's sweet and crisp for fresh eating and creamy and succulent when roasted or in soups. An archetypal carrot in shape: blocky shoulders; 8-10" steeply-tapered roots; bright orange color; strong, tall tops for easy harvesting. Danvers 126 is very adaptable to different soil conditions, producing well even in tighter clay soils. We grow this carrot year-round in Ojai, and are very excited to be offering this wonderful variety to you! 70 days. Biennial.
Glass Gem Corn
Glass Gem CornPacket: ~50 seeds (8 grams) More info1017 available
Glass Gem Corn (Zea mays) produces highly variegated, three to eight inch cobs with translucent kernels that can be used for grinding or merely staring at and marveling at the immense diversity of the natural world. Originally sourced from Native Seed Search in Arizona, we are proud to be the most recent stewards of this variety on our farm in Southern California and offer it to our customers in a certified organic form. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California. 120 days from seed to dried cobs. Annual. Check out our friend (and former Mano Farm intern) Stephen Thomas's article that delves into the origins and history of this corn variety.
Marshmallow Root Seed
Marshmallow Root SeedMore info2858 available
Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) is an extremely valuable and easy-to-grow medicinal plant. Marshmallow root is demulcent ‰ÛÒ it soothes irritated mucus membranes in the digestive tract and lungs, and gives relief to sore throat. It is also mildly stimulating to the immune system. The leaves and flowers are used similarly, but are considered to be less medicinally potent. As an added bonus, marshmallow is a stunning beauty in the garden, growing up to six feet tall in fertile soil, with abundant pink and white flowers that bees love. Perennial. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.
Oriental Mugwort
Oriental MugwortMore info248 available
Oriental Mugwort (Artemisia japonica) has been used for centuries in Chinese, Japanese and Korean traditional medicine. A bitter tea made from the leaves is known to improve appetite and digestive function. The leaves of Oriental Mugwort are also used in the Asian acupuncture practice of moxibustion. The heat from the burning of tightly-rolled leaves is held near a point on the body and is believed to stimulate circulation and the flow of qi. Placed under one's pillow at bedtime, the leaves are said to enhance dreams and aid the lucidity of dreams. The dried leaves can also be smoked. 90-120 days from seed. Perennial. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Riverside Onion
Riverside OnionMore info
Riverside (Allium cepa) is an outstanding sweet yellow onion that is very high-yielding, thick-skinned and long-storing. Riverside is a mild onion, with a delicious sweet flavor. A short to intermediate day onion for growing areas south of latitude 40˚N, and will perform best south of 35˚N. A great onion for farmer’s market, community supported agriculture (CSA) growers, and a storage onion for subsistence gardeners. Bulbs frequently reach five inches in diameter and one pound in weight. 115 Days. Short-Intermediate day. Biennial. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Sherbet Calendula Flower
Sherbet Calendula FlowerMore info2007 available
Sherbet Mix (Calendula officinalis) is a farm-grown landrace that features a multitude of shades, textures and colors. A lot of the classic orange and yellow blossoms, but also lighter pastels with variegated petals. This is a great all-purpose variety for both ornamental and culinary uses. 70 days to bloom. Hardy re-seeding annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Shirazi Tobacco Seed
Shirazi Tobacco SeedMore info8844 available
This coveted strain of cigarette tobacco (Nicotiana tobaccum) hails from the Shiraz region of Iran (Shirazi translates to “from Shiraz” in Persian) and we’re excited to offer our own certified organic version of this variety. The plant is stout and fast growing – more so than many other Tobaccum species – yielding thin leaves that are traditionally sun-cured and turn to a gorgeous light tan. Compare to our Mano Farm variety that is more vigorous in stature and has thicker leaves. All varieties of Nicotiana tobaccum make beautiful ornamentals namely due to their pronounced trumpet-shaped flowers. 75 days from transplant to flower. Annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Smoking Tobacco Seed (Tabacum species)
Smoking Tobacco Seed (Tabacum species)More info8709 available
Nicotiana tabacum is the most widely grown species of smoking tobacco. While native to the Americas, this plant is a traveler. There are dozens of unique cultivars available, many hailing from distinct parts of the world. Our strain originated from Strictly Medicinal Seeds in Williams, Oregon but can now properly be called a Mano Farm landrace as we’ve cultivated it on our land and saved seed from the plants for many years over. Smoking Tobaccos are striking ornamental plants that can reach up to six feet in height. They produce abundant gorgeous, pink, trumpet-shaped flowers. However, with the proper nurturance and maintenance in the garden, plants will produce copious leaves that can be harvested and cured for smoking. Note that when tobacco is being grown for smoking, method is everything. Plants must be topped and suckered – essentially prevented from going to flower – throughout their entire life stage. Leaves must be harvested at the appropriate stage – a paling green/light yellow hint that is not easy to convey via words or pictures. And the curing process itself is an art – with a number of tried and trued methods, it’s best to do a lot of research ahead of time prior to harvest. Consult the Fair Trade Tobacco forum for more information. When done right, home cured tobacco has an entirely different essence than anything that can be found commercially. 85 days from transplant to flower. Annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Texas Early Grano Onion
Texas Early Grano OnionMore info547 available
An heirloom sweet yellow onion (Allium cepa) that originates from the Bermuda Islands by way of Texas (for more history, see "The Onion That Came To Texas But Never Left The Same"). Early Grano is a short day onion requiring a day length of 10-12 hours in order to initiate bulbing. These onions tend to be better in warmer, Southern climates, but this one's got a little bit of latitude to travel north. 75 days spring sown, 110 in fall plantings. Biennial.
Touchstone Gold Beet
Touchstone Gold BeetMore info1420 available
An improved open-pollinated yellow beet (Beta vulgaris) that produces deliciously sweet round roots and lush, edible tops. Touchstone Gold is a perfect sell for people who are on the fence with beets. 60 days from seed. Biennial.
True Comfrey
True ComfreyPacket: ~15 seeds (0.2 gram) More info20 available
True Comfrey (Symphytum officinale var patens) is a hardy perennial shrub native to Europe and Asia and is highly valued for permaculture/subsistence gardens. Comfrey has an aggressive, deep taproot, and is considered a valuable nutrient cycler. Comfrey's deep roots mine nutrients from the subsoil, primarily accumulating potassium, but also nitrogen, phosphorus, trace minerals and micro-nutrients. These nutrients are pulled up by its roots and concentrated in its leaves. The plant can be cut to the ground two to three times a year, and the leaves used in myriad ways: fermented to make a nutrient-rich tea; added to a compost pile as a compost activator; as animal fodder; as a green manure – or nutrient-rich surface mulch. Comfrey is commonly used as an orchard understory plant to suppress weeds, mine nutrients, and provide a surface mulch around the tree by chopping and dropping the leaves in place. Comfrey flowers are also excellent bee forage. Substantial foliage forms approximately 90 days after transplanting seedlings. Perennial. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Tulsi / Holy Basil: Vana
Tulsi / Holy Basil: VanaMore info336 available
Vana Holy Basil (Ocimum gratissimum), also known as African or Clove Basil, is indigenous to Africa but has a strong tradition of use in Indian Ayurvedic herbalism, where's it's known as "tulsi" or "tulasi. " This is most striking of the three tulsi types we've grown. Plants make mildly fuzzy emerald green foliage that has an aroma reminiscent of cinnamon and licorice. Takes longer to get established than either Rama or Krishna Holy Basil, but also has a more prolonged leaf production period. Use fresh or dry as a stress relieving tea. 90 days from seed for leaf harvests. Annual. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.