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Heirloom Organics Tomato Pack

There are a great many (around 7500) tomato varieties grown for various purposes. Heirloom tomatoes are becoming increasingly popular, particularly among home gardeners and organic producers, since they tend to produce more interesting and flavorful crops. The Heirloom Organics Heirloom Tomato Pack contains many of the most popular Heirloom Varieties available today. You will enjoy the colors and flavors of the old original varieties in your own garden.
 
The Tomato is an herbaceous, usually sprawling plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family, as are its close cousins potatoes, chili peppers, tobacco, eggplant and the poisonous belladonna. It is a perennial, often grown outdoors in temperate climates as an annual. The tomato is native to South America. The tomato is now grown worldwide for its edible fruits, with thousands of cultivars having been selected with varying fruit types, and for optimum growth in differing growing conditions. Cultivated tomatoes vary in size from tomberries, about 5mm in diameter, through cherry tomatoes, about the same 1?2 centimetres (0.4?0.8 in) size as the wild tomato, up to "beefsteak" tomatoes 10 centimetres (4 in) or more in diameter.
DETAILS
 
Amish Paste 
First acquired from Amish communities of Pennsylvania, Amish Paste tomatoes are know for their juicy, thick texture and succulent taste. They are an indeterminate variety, and require roughly 3 months from transplant to reach maturity and weights of 8 ounces or more. Amish Paste tomatoes are great eaten fresh in salads, and are also a good choice for sauces and purees.
 
Black Krim 
Native to Russia, Black Krims produce beefsteak-type tomatoes that can show unique dark violet coloration when given plenty of sun exposure. They are indeterminate, and typically require 70-90 days to reach maturity after transplant. Black Krim are renowned for their great, mildy-tart taste.
 
Brandywine Pink 
Brandywine tomatoes are among the oldest heirloom tomato varieties, and have been grown for well over 100 years. They produce a large, slightly sweet, pink, beefsteak tomato that can weigh 1 1/2 pounds. Time to maturation can be as long as 100 days after tranplanting. Indeterminate growing vines can reach 9 feet in height with plenty of light and heat.
 
Cherokee Purple
Ripens to a green color, with cream/yellow spots and stripes. The flavor is generally considered excellent and this variety often makes top ten lists for its taste.
 
Green Zebra 
Green Zebra tomato plants produce relatively small (1/2 pound) green and yellow striped tomatoes. They are indeterminate growers and require around 80 days to mature after transplanting.
 
Mortgage Lifter 
Mortgage Lifter tomatoes were developed by Willam Estler of Barboursville, West Virginia in the 1920s. According to lore, the unique and extraordinary taste of these tomatoes proved to be such a success that Mr. Estler was able to pay off his home mortgage within a few years by selling plants of this variety. The plants are indeterminate growers, and come to maturity 70-85 days after transplanting. Mortgage Lifter tomatoes are known for their sweet, rich flavor and prodigious size, with the beefsteak tomatoes sometimes reaching 2 pounds!
 
Pondorosa Pink
Ponderosa tomatoes are flavorful and meaty-and are a great choice for those looking for a tomato with low acidity. The large, pink beefsteak tomatoes typically need about 95 days to mature after transplanting. Vines are indeterminate growers.
 
Red Currant
Red Currant plants produce copious quantities of small (~1/2" diameter), deep red tomatoes that are exceptionally sweet and packed with flavor. They typically require around 75 days to reach maturity, and make a good choice for containers and hanging baskets, though they are indeterminate growers.
 
Red Strawberry 
Strawberry tomatoes are native to Germany, and typically reach weights between 10-16 ounces. It requires around 80 days for the red, strawberry shaped fruits to reach maturity. Plants are indeterminate growers. Strawberry tomatoes are especially well-suited as slicers, and make an ideal addition to sandwiches and salads.
 
Siberian 
Siberian tomatoes are unique in their tolerance of cool conditions, relative to other tomatoes. The can be successfully germinated at slightly lower temperatures than other varieties that typically need a starting medium temp of 75 degrees F or higher. Additionally, Siberian tomatoes can be grown in a shorter growing season, typically requiring 60-70 days after transplanting. The small, round tomatoes are versatile, and are especially well-suited for sauces, juices, and pastes. Siberian tomato plants are determinate growers, typically reaching 6-8' feet tall.
 
Tomatillo
Tomatillos have a slightly tangy or citrus taste and are a key ingredient in many traditional Mexican dishes. The enclosed fruit is housed in a delicate husk that resembles a green lantern. Tomatillos will not cross with tomatoes, though both are members of the Nightshade (or Tomato) family Solanaceae. Tomatillo varieties include De Milpa, Purple and Verde.
 
Yellow Plum
Yellow Plum tomatoes are flavorful and make a great slicer. Healthy plants will produce good quantities of the small, plum-shaped fruits. Indeterminate growers typically require 75-80 days to reach maturity after transplanting.
 
*Due to ongoing seed shortages, seed varieties subject to change without notice. Replacements will be as close as possible and will be included in your order documentation.
 
Non-Hybrid or Open-Pollinated seeds allow the gardener to collect seeds from a crop for future planting. Hybrid seeds do not. All Heirloom Organics Seed Packs are 100% Non-Hybrid AND Non-GMO (genetically modified) and specially sealed for long term storage. Use now AND save for emergency. All from the same hermetically sealed pack!

Seed Count:

 

Heirloom Tomato Pack

   
     

Variety

g

Seed Count

     

Tomato: Amish Paste

0.1

35

Tomato: Black Krim

0.1

35

Tomato: Brandywine Pink

0.1

35

Tomato: Cherokee Purple

0.1

35

Tomato: Green Zebra

0.1

35

Tomato: Mortgage Lifter

0.1

35

Tomato: Ponderosa Pink

0.1

35

Tomato: Red Currant

0.1

35

Tomato: Red Strawberry

0.1

35

Tomato: Siberian

0.1

35

Tomato: Tomatillo Verde

0.1

35

Tomato: Yellow Plum

0.1

35

     
 

1.2

423

 
 
 
Heirloom Organics Dried Beans Pack
 
Heirloom Organics Dried Beans Pack pack a load of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals - and flavor - into their colorful and long-lasting seeds. No wonder they're classic staples of gourmet restaurants, farmhouse kitchens and cowboy line camps from coast to coast. For “Preparedness Gardening” you cannot beat drying beans for nutrition, easy growing, and amazing storability for long-term food security.
 
Seed Pack Contents
The Heirloom Dry Beans Pack from Heirloom Organics features the most common, easy-to-grow, nutritious varieties of drying beans available. America was built on beans and America will thrive on beans! Pinto beans are excellent for baked and bbq beans and Mexican refried beans. Black beans are a Tex-Mex favorite and Great Northern White beans are some of the best stew bean you can find. Lima Beans are a southern delicacy, while Fava beans and Garbanzo beans, or Chickpeas are Mediteranian favorites. The Heirloom Dry Beans Pack provides a delicious selection of beans which are 100% heirloom, non-hybrid (open pollinated) and non-GMO (genetically modified). For long-term food storage and sustainability, the Heirloom Dry Beans Pack is your choice.
 
DETAILS
 
Pinto Bean - 2 oz. 
Pinto Beans are the most common bean in the United States and northwestern Mexico. Most often eaten whole in broth or mashed and refried or as BBQ beans, Pork and Beans and Chile con Carne. The young pods may also be used as green beans. This type of bean is also referred to as "Cowboy Beans" in Texas.
 
Great Northern White Beans - 2 oz. 
Great Northern White Beans (Navy Beans) have a delicate, distinctive flavor, are particularly popular in Britain and the US and are featured in such dishes as baked beans and even pies , as well as in various soups, stews and even chowders. Very flavorful and high in dietary fiber.
 
Black Turtle Bean - 2 oz. 
The small, shiny Black Turtle Bean is especially popular in Latin American cuisine though it can also be found in Cajun and Creole cuisines of South Louisiana and southern Mexican dishes as well. A strong, earthy flavor with a sweet hint of mushroom. Used for soups, side dishes, bean dips, and salads.
 
Lima Bean - 2 oz. 
Lima Beans (Butter Beans) are delicious, creamy and an excellent source of protein and cholesterol-lowering fiber. Lima beans can help you balance blood sugar levels while providing steady, slow-burning energy. Named after the city of Lima in Peru, these beans first appeared 0ver 2000 years ago in the Andes mountains.
 
Black Eye Pea - 2 oz. 
Black-Eyed Peas (Cow Peas) are an very nutritious and flavorful bean popular throughout the South. Rich in vitamin A and Calcium. Small, creamy-white with a black mark at the sprouting point. They have a pleasant savory flavor. They are thinner skinned than most beans, so they cook faster, without the need to presoak.
 
Fava Bean - 2 oz. 
Fava Beans (Broad Beans) have a long tradition of cultivation in Old World farming, being among the most ancient plants in cultivation and also among the easiest to grow. The can be eaten while still young and tender, enabling harvesting to begin as early as the middle of spring. The young leaves of the plant can also be eaten either raw or cooked like spinach.
 
Garbanzo Bean (Chickpea) - 2 oz. 
Garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas) have a delicious nutlike taste and buttery texture. They provide a good source of protein that can be enjoyed year-round. Chickpeas are high in protein and one of the earliest cultivated vegetables. 7,500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East. Mature chickpeas can be cooked and eaten cold in salads cooked in stews ground into a flour, fermented to make an alcoholic drink similar to sake. (Japanese wine)
 
*Due to ongoing seed shortages, seed varieties subject to change without notice. Replacements will be as close as possible and will be included in your order documentation.
 
Non-Hybrid or Open-Pollinated seeds allow the gardener to collect seeds from a crop for future planting. Hybrid seeds do not. All Heirloom Organics Seed Packs are 100% Non-Hybrid AND Non-GMO (genetically modified) and specially sealed for long term storage. Use now AND save for emergency. All from the same hermetically sealed pack!

Seed Pack:

 

Drying Beans Pack

   
     

Variety

Oz

Seed Count

     

Beans: Black Turtle

2

136

Beans: Chickpeas

2

100

Beans: Fava Broad Windsor

2

40

Beans: Great Northern White

2

136

Beans: Hendersons Lima

2

64

Beans: Kidney

2

136

Beans: Pinto

2

136

     
 

14

136

 
 
 
Heirloom Organics Chili Pepper Pack
 
Heirloom Organics Chili Pepper Pack
Peppers originated in the Americas. Peppers are prized as a spice, as a vegetable, and as medicine. Chilis love heat and sunshine and will do well as field crops or in containers. High in vitamins A, B and B6. Chili was indigenous to Central, South America and the West Indies with 5000 thousands years of history, as the first cultivation of chili was around 3000 BC. The Heirloom Chili Pepper seed pack provides 12 kinds of hard-to-find, yet easy-to-grow chilis from all over the Americas. With 2 kinds of Habanero, Jalapeno, Tabasco, Thai, Cayenne, and many more, your need for heat will be satisfied! Join the Heirloom Chili movement and start growing them at home today! 
 
DETAILS
 
Anaheim 
Anaheim or New Mexican peppers are medium-hot peppers that are a major feature of Southwestern cooking and are frequently used to make decorative wall hangings.
 
Anchos 
Called poblanos when fresh and anchos when dried, these glossy, flattened chiles are dark, shiny green, ripening to brilliant red, and are usable at either stage. They are 4-5 in. long, distinctively heart shaped, and generally mild.
 
Black Hungarian 
The Hungarian Black chile pepper is a rare and unusual variety of east european hot pepper. The chillies are mildly hot and delicious, with a shape much like that of Jalapeno chillies. The purple flowers enhance the ornamental qualities of this tall Hungarian heirloom rarity.
 
Large Red Cherry 
The cherry pepper is a small, sweet, and mild to medium pepper that derives its name from its shape and appearance. When fully ripe cherry peppers are a luscious bright red, delightfully round and about the size of a cherry tomato.
 
Long Slim Cayenne 
The 6x3/4-inch red wrinkled fruits are very hot. Dried and crushed they are sprinkled on noodles and pizza and used to make fiery hot sauces.
 
 
Orange Habanero 
One of the hottest peppers, this pepper produces high yields in 90 days. The pepper has an average heat rating for a Habanero. (HOT!!) The pod is typically 1.5 inches long. Harvest when it turns a bright orange.
 
Red Habanero 
These can be twice as spicy as the common orange habanero, so use caution as you enjoy the incredible warmth and rich, smoky-citrus taste of these lantern-shaped 2-inch fruit.
 
 
Jalapeno 
Pods are 3.5 inches long by 1.5 inches wide at shoulder, tapering to a blunt tip, cylindrical, thick walls, smooth, with well filled seed cavity. Dark olive green fruit turning red at maturity. Plants are upright, 26-36 inches tall, with pendant fruit. Produces continuous yields of peppers.
 
Serrano 
Said to be one of the hottest peppers available. Abundant small fruits ripen from dark green to deep crimson. Excellent for making pepper sauce and hot chili sauce.
 
Tabasco
The Tabasco pepper is a variety of chile pepper best known through its use in Tabasco sauce. The tapered fruits, around 4 cm long, are initially pale yellowish-green and turn yellow and orange before ripening to bright red.
 
 
Thai Hot
The Southeast Asian peppers, known as “bird’s eye” peppers or chili padi, are small and hot. They aren’t as scorching as the very hottest peppers but they’re hot enough to require some care in handling. The peppers are slightly curvy and end in a point. They change color from green to red as they ripen.
 
Yellow Wax
Yellow wax peppers are technically a hot pepper, though they contain so little capsaicin that they can be eaten the same way as one would an apple. They are delicious raw and work very well in light salsas.
 
*Due to ongoing seed shortages, seed varieties subject to change without notice. Replacements will be as close as possible and will be included in your order documentation.
 
Non-Hybrid or Open-Pollinated seeds allow the gardener to collect seeds from a crop for future planting. Hybrid seeds do not. All Heirloom Organics Seed Packs are 100% Non-Hybrid AND Non-GMO (genetically modified) and specially sealed for long term storage. Use now AND save for emergency. All from the same hermetically sealed pack!

Seed Count:

 

Heirloom Tomato Pack

   
     

Variety

g

Seed Count

     

Tomato: Amish Paste

0.1

35

Tomato: Black Krim

0.1

35

Tomato: Brandywine Pink

0.1

35

Tomato: Cherokee Purple

0.1

35

Tomato: Green Zebra

0.1

35

Tomato: Mortgage Lifter

0.1

35

Tomato: Ponderosa Pink

0.1

35

Tomato: Red Currant

0.1

35

Tomato: Red Strawberry

0.1

35

Tomato: Siberian

0.1

35

Tomato: Tomatillo Verde

0.1

35

Tomato: Yellow Plum

0.1

35

     
 

1.2

423

 
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
Q: How long will my seeds last?
A: Shelf life varies depending on the seed, but it ranges from 1-10 years dependent on the type of seed.  Herbs and Teas have a shelf life of 2-3 years, vegetables and fruits range from 5-7 years, and grains range from 7-10 years.   Store all seeds in a cool, dry, and dark location to maximize life. Do not freeze and do not expose to heat.

Q: Why should I use non-hybrid (open pollinated) rather than hybrid seeds?
A:
  • Better Nutrition – Commercial Produce lacks nutrition, research has shown.
  • Sustainable Gardening - Saving Seeds is only possible with open-pollinated seeds
  • Economic Security – In recessions and depressions, FOOD IS ECONOMIC SECURITY
  • Food Supply Independence – If food supplies are challenged, home gardening is freedom.
  • Crop Diversity – Participate in saving the original strains from extinction
  • Investment Hedge – Seeds are an excellent alternative investment to paper money, stocks and securities, even gold if the markets were to dive long-term.
 
Q: Why should I buy Heirloom Organics Non-Hybrid Seed Packs?
A:
  • Best price – Heirloom Organics Seed Pack are wholesale or bulk amounts of seed sold in complete, integrated packs.
  • Largest Amount – Our Seed Packs are HUGE! From the Vault to the Farm Pack, we provide bulk quantities in our packs.
  • Long-Term Storage Prepared – We use the VAULTtm method to extend seed life up to twice.
  • Use now AND store for later – Our Packs are double sealed so you can use seeds this year and store the rest without harming the extended shelf-life.
 
Q: Can I open my seeds, use some and re-seal them for storage?
A: Yes. They are double sealed so you can reseal them without harming the shelf life.
 
Q: Can I buy individual packets?
A: No, we ONLY SELL COMPLETE SETS. This is the only way we can provide wholesale amounts AND process them for long-term storage. Sorry, No individual Packets and no replacements.
 
Q: Should I freeze my seeds?
A: Only if you plan to keep them there. Freezing DOES help extend seed life as long as they are not removed often.
 
Q: How Much will shipping be?
A: UPS determines the shipping amount. The shipping cost will be added to your order once you place it.
 
Q: Do you ship to Europe/Asia?
A: We only ship to U.S. and Canada currently. Agricultural restrictions between countries make it very difficult to ship seeds.
 
Q: You DO ship to Canada?
A: Yes we do, however, Canada restricts some grains like wheat, barley and rye. We must provide replacements on some packs and some we cannot ship at all. Please see the list.
 
Q: What are Heirloom seeds?
A: Heirloom seeds are simply the oldest strains of open pollinated seeds. Varieties that were commonly grown during early periods of history. No one really agrees at what age a seed becomes 'heirloom'. Some say fifty years, others disagree. It is not necessary to have "heirloom" seeds for a survival or preparedness garden. Open pollinated seeds are what is required.
 
Q: What about variety replacements?
A: Due to ongoing seed shortages, seed varieties subject to change without notice. Replacements will be as close as possible and will be included in your order documentation.
 
Q: Do I get instructions or assistance?
A: Yes! When your product arrives, you will have access to the largest Organic Growing Guide on the internet for free, 24/7 information.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.
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