Farm Original Varieties

Finnish Calendula
Finnish CalendulaPacket: 1 gram, ~75 seeds More info
The seeds that form this variety were originally gathered during a Finnish autumn, first from the botanical garden in Helsinki and then from the community garden plots in the Pispala neighborhood of Tampere, which are filled with lush black soil formed in relationship to the nearby lake, PyhÌ_jÌ_rvi. The color composition of these blossoms perfectly reflects what I have come to love about being there: an understated beauty that only deepens with the passage of time. The blossoms have the quotidian yellows and oranges that we have come to expect from a calendula, but there are also a number of light, variegated pastel shades, including wonderful, multi-hued peach blossoms. -Quin 70 days to bloom. åÊHardy re-seeding annual/tender perennial.
Lemon Sorbet Calendula
Lemon Sorbet CalendulaPacket: 1 gram, ~75 seeds More info268 available
We are serious calendula 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! -Quin Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California
Mano de Oto̱o Sunflower Mix
Mano de Oto̱o Sunflower MixMore info2121 available
This is a second generation cross of two open-pollinated sunflowers: Velvet Queen and ChocolateåÊ(Helianthus annuus)å?ÛÒ that we are working with to further develop as a red-hued cut and bunch sunflower. åÊ Shades of red, and halos of orange and gold that are reminiscent of an autumn day. This 'grex' ‰ÛÒ an interbreeding population of multiple distinct varieties ‰ÛÒ will have wonderful variation to add diverse color to the garden! Plants will vary in height from five to seven feet. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California. 65 days. Annual. •ÈÀ
Rainbow Calendula
Rainbow CalendulaPacket: 1 gram, ~75 seeds More info
Numerous varieties of Calendula (Calendula officinalis) were allowed to inter-breed to produce this seed blend. As pretty as it is medicinally important, this edible, beneficial insect-attracting flower is an absolute must in every garden and on every farm. Flowers may range in color: red, pink, yellow, orange andåÊanywhere in between. åÊ åÊ Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California. 70 days to bloom. Annual.
Sherbet Calendula Mix
Sherbet Calendula MixMore info2256 available
An improved version of our Rainbow Calendula, 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. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California. 70 days to bloom. Annual.