Farm Original Varieties

Lemon Sorbet Calendula
Lemon Sorbet CalendulaPacket: ~75 seeds (1 gram) More info189 available
We are serious calendula (Calendula officinalis) growers, growing them nearly every season of the year on our farm since 2009. In recent years we've had the luxury of making selections from the bounty of landraces that now exist on our farmland. Lemon Sorbet is a selection from the remnants of an insectary blend that we sowed around the rabbit fence of our circle garden. I was struck by one barely irrigated plant that was nevertheless flowering with light pastel yellow blossoms. I stuck a couple of seed heads in my pocket and went about working up a larger population of plants and began selecting for the same variegated pastel shades. We're now in the third generation of this plant-breeding project and are excited to offer this farm original variety to our customers! -Quin70 days to bloom. Hardy re-seeding annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Mano de Otoño Sunflower Mix
Mano de Otoño Sunflower MixMore info1908 available
A second generation cross of two open-pollinated sunflowers: Velvet Queen and Chocolate (Helianthus annuus) - that we are working to further develop as a red-hued cut and bunch sunflower. Shades of red, and halos of orange and gold that are reminiscent of an autumn day. This "grex" - an interbreeding population of multiple distinct varieties - will have wonderful variation and add diverse color to the garden! Plants range from five to seven feet in height. 65 days. Annual. 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.