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ArugulaMore info4872 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. åÊAnnual.
Burdock Root
Burdock RootMore info135 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. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.
Chinese Giant Orange Amaranth
Chinese Giant Orange AmaranthMore info12093 available
With its bright orange flowers and commanding height, Chinese Giant Orange amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) is a stunning addition to your garden. It is also an excellent food source: the greens, cooked and eaten like spinach, are delicious and very high in important vitamins and minerals; the seed is a popular grain that makes a tasty porridge or gruel. This variety is huge - plants up to 8' tall, and reported yields of up to a pound of seed per plant! Tolerant of poor soils, but will yield much greater in a well-tended garden with rich soil. åÊ 100 days to seed. Annual
Chioggia Guardsmark Beet
Chioggia Guardsmark BeetMore info1043 available
Also known as ‰ÛÏCandy-Stripe‰۝ beet, Chioggia Guardsmark (Beta vulgaris) is an improved version of the 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. Guardsmark has more uniform roots than the standard heirloom. 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 info716 available
Danvers 126 (Daucus carota) is a no-frills, classic sweet carrot on which we depend to abundantly provide season after season for Mano Farm's CSA ‰ÛÒ and that it does unwaveringly. This is a delicious heirloom carrot ‰ÛÒ sweet and crisp eaten fresh, 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! åÊ 70 days. Biennial.
Glass Gem Corn
Glass Gem CornMore info1987 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.
Touchstone Gold Beet
Touchstone Gold BeetMore info1684 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.